What is the differential diagnosis of an elevated alkaline phosphatase (AP) level in an otherwise asymptomatic patient?
Evidence-based answer: There is no evidence regarding the differential diagnosis of an elevated AP level in a primary care asymptomatic population...
Robinson AR, Mladenovic J. Lack of clinical utility of folate levels in the evaluation of macrocytosis or anemia. Am J Med 2001; 110:88-90.
Is once- or twice-a-day enoxaparin as effective as unfractionated heparin for the treatment of venous thromboembolism (VTE)?
Merli G, Spiro TE, Olsson CG, et al. Subcutaneous enoxaparin once or twice daily compared with intravenous unfractionated heparin for treatment of...
EVIDENCE-BASED ANSWER: Case series show that hypokalemia following initiation of diuretic therapy occurs in most patients within 2 to 8 weeks....
Is diltiazem as effective as diuretics and b-blockers in preventing complications from hypertension?
Hansson L, Hedner T, Lund-Johansen P, et al. Randomised trial of effects of calcium antagonists compared with diuretics and beta-blockers on...
Inzitari D, Eliasziw M, Gates P, et al. The causes and risk of stroke in patients with asymptomatic carotid artery stenosis. N Engl J Med 2000;...