Red Flags for Headaches

Headache red flags and the snnoop10 system

Melanie Jones, PA-C Some of the most common complaints given by patients are headaches. Before diagnosing the patient with cluster or tension headache or their usual migraine, other causes should be considered. Consequently, A strong provider should ensure that there is not an underlying secondary cause of their patient’s pain. Accordingly, missing a secondary cause … Read more

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Antibiotics for Abscesses

TMP-SMX vs Placebo for Uncomplicated Skin Abscess Talan DA et al.. “Trimethoprim–Sulfamethoxazole versus Placebo for Uncomplicated Skin Abscess”. NEJM. 2016. 374(9):823-832. PubMed Full text PDF Clinical Question In settings with MRSA, does Trimethoprim-sulfamethoxazole treatment after Incision and drainage of an abscess result in a greater cure rate? Conclusion Trimethoprim–sulfamethoxazole treatment resulted in a higher cure rate among patients with a drained cutaneous abscess than placebo for abscess that … Read more

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