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POEMs: Beta-Lactam Not as Effective as Beta-Lactam Plus Macrolide for Treating CAP in ...

May 15, 2015 - In this noninferiority trial, monotherapy with a beta-lactam was not as effective as combination therapy with a beta-lactam and a macrolide for achieving clinical stability in seven days for hospitalized patients with moderately severe CAP.

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http://www.aafp.org/afp/2015/0515/p720.html

POEMs: Back-up Culture Not Needed for Negative Rapid Strep Test Results - American ...

May 1, 2015 - Although rheumatic heart disease due to group A streptococcal infection has all but disappeared in wealthy countries, some countries still go to great lengths to test for streptococcal throat infections, including the United States. As a result, we spend more than $8 million per each ...

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http://www.aafp.org/afp/2015/0501/p643a.html

POEMs: No Long-Term Benefit of Arthroscopic Surgery for Meniscal Tears in Middle-Aged ...

May 1, 2015 - Arthroscopic repair of degenerative meniscal tears in middle-aged adults does not significantly improve long-term pain or function. Patients should do physical therapy and try to avoid surgery if possible.

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http://www.aafp.org/afp/2015/0501/p643.html

POEMs: Increased GI Bleeding After Switch from Warfarin to Dabigatran - American Family...

May 1, 2015 - The risk of bleeding increases (though remains small) when patients with atrial fibrillation are switched from warfarin to dabigatran to prevent stroke or transient ischemic attack. This study, conducted almost exclusively in male veterans, found an increase in gastrointestinal (GI) ...

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http://www.aafp.org/afp/2015/0501/p648.html

POEMs: Valsartan/Sacubitril Reduces Mortality More Than Enalapril 10 mg Twice Daily in ...

Apr 1, 2015 - The combination of an angiotensin receptor blocker (valsartan) and neprilysin inhibitor (sacubitril) reduces cardiovascular mortality more than an angiotensin-converting enzyme (ACE) inhibitor (enalapril [Vasotec]) alone, with an acceptable safety and tolerability profile. The choice of...

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http://www.aafp.org/afp/2015/0401/p490a.html

POEMs: No Benefit to Screening with CTA for Asymptomatic CAD in Adults with Diabetes - ...

Apr 15, 2015 - Using coronary CTA to screen for CAD in adults with type 1 or type 2 diabetes and no indication of existing CAD does not improve outcomes more than standard care.

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http://www.aafp.org/afp/2015/0415/p566.html

POEMs: Optimal Treatment of Acute Venous Thromboembolism - American Family Physician

Apr 1, 2015 - This complex network meta-analysis of eight treatment regimens for acute venous thromboembolism found that a combination of unfractionated heparin and vitamin K antagonists is associated with the least effective strategy with the highest risk of recurrent events.

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http://www.aafp.org/afp/2015/0401/p492.html

POEMs: Post-Myocardial Infarction Beta Blockers Do Not Decrease Mortality - American ...

Mar 15, 2015 - Although recommended by guidelines and used as a so-called quality indicator of hospital care, the use of beta blockers following myocardial infarction, when combined with optimal acute and chronic treatment, does not provide a further survival benefit.

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http://www.aafp.org/afp/2015/0315/p402a.html

POEMs: CIN Treatment May Increase Miscarriages but Does Not Affect Fertility - American...

Apr 1, 2015 - In this analysis of 15 observational studies (it would be difficult and unethical to do randomized research on this topic), excision using any method for CIN did not affect fertility, although second trimester miscarriages were more likely. A study published at the same time found the ...

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http://www.aafp.org/afp/2015/0401/p490.html

POEMs: Low-Carbohydrate Diet Better Than Low-Fat Diet to Reduce Cardiovascular Risk ...

Feb 15, 2015 - More than 40 years ago, Dr. Robert Atkins wrote his first book advocating for a low-carbohydrate diet to cause and sustain weight loss. This study (of mostly women) found that a low-carbohydrate diet—though not as severe a diet as the Atkins approach—caused an average 3.5 kg (7.7 lb) ...

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http://www.aafp.org/afp/2015/0215/p262.html

POEMs: Ultrasonography Is Best Initial Imaging for Suspected Kidney Stones - American ...

Jan 15, 2015 - Initial point-of-care or radiology department ultrasonography is a safe and accurate approach to the patient with clinically suspected kidney stones, which helps reduce radiation exposure. Although computed tomography (CT) remains the most accurate test overall, a strategy beginning ...

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http://www.aafp.org/afp/2015/0115/p132a.html

POEMs: Mixed Benefits of Gluten-Free Diet in Asymptomatic Patients with Celiac Disease ...

Mar 15, 2015 - Screening of asymptomatic relatives of patients with known celiac disease identified approximately 5% who were antibody-positive. Compared with their normal diet, a gluten-free diet improved some yet unrecognized symptoms but seemed to interfere with normal social activities in these ...

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http://www.aafp.org/afp/2015/0315/p402.html

POEMs: Clinical Decision Support Linked to EMRs Does Not Decrease Mortality - American ...

Mar 15, 2015 - Despite several decades of the use of EMRs and computerized decision support systems, the overall quality of data supporting their use is poor and those data show these systems do not save lives or save money. Whether patient morbidity is improved is even less certain.

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http://www.aafp.org/afp/2015/0315/p404.html

POEMs: Lung Cancer Screening Is Cost-Effective, but Only If Done Correctly - American ...

Mar 1, 2015 - The U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) gave lung cancer screening a B recommendation on the basis of the reductions in disease-specific mortality and all-cause mortality seen in the National Lung Screening Trial (NLST). The NLST does not consider cost or cost-effectiveness in ...

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http://www.aafp.org/afp/2015/0301/p328.html

POEMs: Injection Equals Physical Therapy for Shoulder Impingement - American Family ...

Feb 15, 2015 - Both physical therapy and corticosteroid injection decrease pain and disability by about 50% within one month of beginning treatment. However, average scores will not improve beyond that over the course of the year, and the average person will have pain, disability, and an altered ...

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http://www.aafp.org/afp/2015/0215/p260a.html

POEMs: Metformin Associated with Less Need for a Second Medicine - American Family ...

Feb 15, 2015 - n this retrospective analysis, which benefits from large numbers of patients but suffers from possible biases, patients who initially took an oral hypoglycemic other than metformin (Glucophage) were significantly more likely to require a second oral agent.

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http://www.aafp.org/afp/2015/0215/p261.html

POEMs: Diagnosing and Managing Acute Heart Failure Guidelines: NICE - American Family ...

Feb 15, 2015 - There is not much new in these guidelines except some caveats on what not to do. Diagnose new acute heart failure with a natriuretic peptide measurement and, if the level is high, follow with transthoracic echocardiography. Do not routinely treat with opiates, nitrates, inotropes, ...

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http://www.aafp.org/afp/2015/0215/p260.html

POEMs: Evidence Does Not Show Benefit of Treating Mycoplasma Pneumonia in Children - ...

Jan 15, 2015 - After all these years of knowing about Mycoplasma pneumoniae as a cause of lower respiratory tract infections and the effectiveness of various antibiotics against it in a Petri dish, we still do not know whether treating mycoplasma pneumonia in children is effective. This study does not...

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http://www.aafp.org/afp/2015/0115/p132.html

POEMs: Antidepressants and Psychological Therapies Are Effective for IBS - American ...

Jan 15, 2015 - Antidepressants and psychological therapies are effective in treating the symptoms of IBS. This study, an update of a similar systematic review and meta-analysis completed five years ago, found the same level of effectiveness for both treatment approaches as the previous analysis, ...

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http://www.aafp.org/afp/2015/0115/p134.html

POEMs: Increasing HDL Level Ineffective at Decreasing Cardiovascular Events - American ...

Jan 15, 2015 - Being the good cholesterol is not the same as being the useful cholesterol. Drug therapy aimed at increasing HDL cholesterol levels, when added to statin treatment, does not decrease patients' likelihood of experiencing a cardiovascular event or of dying earlier.

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http://www.aafp.org/afp/2015/0115/p133.html

POEMs: Epidural Steroid Injections Ineffective for Lumbar Spinal Stenosis - American ...

Dec 1, 2014 - Epidural glucocorticoid injections are ineffective for lumbar spinal stenosis. Whether this will change practice for this lucrative procedure will be an interesting question.

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http://www.aafp.org/afp/2014/1201/p795a.html

POEMs: Desmopressin Effective for Treating Nocturia in Adults - American Family Physician

Dec 1, 2014 - Desmopressin is a safe and effective treatment to offer adults with clinically significant nocturia. The initial starting dose should be 50 to 100 mcg, with lower dosing for the advanced older patient. All patients should be monitored for hyponatremia.

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http://www.aafp.org/afp/2014/1201/p796a.html

POEMs: High-Dose Vaccine Reduces Clinical Influenza in Older Adults Compared with ...

Dec 1, 2014 - High-dose influenza vaccine provided a 25% relative reduction in the likelihood of developing laboratory-confirmed influenza compared with standard-dose vaccine in patients 65 years and older. This corresponds to a number needed to treat of approximately 220 to prevent a ...

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http://www.aafp.org/afp/2014/1201/p796.html

POEMs: Epley Maneuver Effective in the Long Term for Positional Vertigo - American ...

Nov 1, 2014 - How often do patients walk into our offices with a problem and walk out cured? The Epley maneuver, which is not particularly difficult to do, results in the long-term (at least one year) resolution of posterior canal benign paroxysmal positional vertigo. A video of the maneuver can be ...

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http://www.aafp.org/afp/2014/1101/p660.html

POEMs: USPSTF Recommendations for Hepatitis B Screening - American Family Physician

Dec 1, 2014 - The U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) recommends hepatitis B virus screening for human immunodeficiency virus–positive persons, users of illicit injection drugs, men who have sex with men, household contacts or sex partners of infected persons, and persons born in countries ...

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http://www.aafp.org/afp/2014/1201/p795.html

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