Many physicians forego urine testing when treating patients with chronic pain. But is that wise? This review details whom to test—and when.
EVIDENCE-BASED ANSWER: IT DEPENDS. Simply performing spirometry and offering cessation advice doesn’t improve quit rates in patients who smoke (...
These strategies can help you recognize an infant impaired with FAS. Screening tools like TWEAK can help you spot mothers at risk.
EVIDENCE-BASED ANSWER: Significantly. Patients with coronary heart disease (CHD) who refrain from smoking over a 2-year follow-up period decrease...
A clever twist on presenting spirometry results can boost smoking cessation rates.
EVIDENCE-BASED ANSWER: Yes—acetaminophen is a safe and effective analgesic that can be appropriately used for adult patients with stable chronic...
EVIDENCE-BASED THERAPY: False-positive reports on urine drug screens by immunoassay are rare (strength of recommendation [SOR]: C, small...
EVIDENCE-BASED ANSWER: Quit date abstinence (strength of recommendation [SOR]: B, based on low-quality randomized controlled trial [RCT] of...