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#284 Iron dosing frequency: Is less more or just less?

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PEER Tools for Practice

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PEER Tools for Practice

Want to know whether dosing iron differently will lead to different results?

 

This PEER Tool for Practice summarizes evidence on dosing of iron supplementation. The dosing schedule compared were once daily, every second day and twice weekly. Refer to this article when prescribing iron supplementation to your patients.

Tags: Medication Management

#285 Should a ‘flozin be chosen to play a part for a failing heart?

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PEER Tools for Practice

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PEER Tools for Practice

What is the efficacy of Sodium Glucose Transport Protein-2 (SGLT2) inhibitors in patients with systolic heart failure?

 

This PEER Tool for Practice outlines the evidence on SGLT2 inhibitors in the treatment of systolic heart failure. Read this article to see the impact of SGLT2 inhibitors in heart failure.

Tags: Cardiovascular Disease

#286 Vaccine hesitancy in the office: What can I do?

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PEER Tools for Practice

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PEER Tools for Practice

What are some options to consider when addressing vaccine hesitancy?

 

This PEER Tool for Practice highlights the evidence behind some of the options addressing vaccine hesitancy in practice. Read this article if you need support around patients who are vaccine hesitant.

Tags: Public Health and Preventive Medicine

#287 How to Slow the Flow: NSAIDs for Heavy Menstrual Bleeding

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PEER Tools for Practice

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PEER Tools for Practice

What role do non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) play with managing heavy menstrual bleeding?

 

This PEER Tool for Practice provides the evidence of impact for NSAIDs in managing heavy menstrual bleeding. Consider reading this article when deciding treatment for heavy menstrual bleeding.

Tags: Obstetrics/Gynecology

#288 Clearing up the evidence for topical acne combination products

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PEER Tools for Practice

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PEER Tools for Practice

Should you continue using combination acne treatments?

 

This PEER Tool for Practice outlines the evidence of efficacy for combination acne treatments. Read this article to support your patient visits around acne and deciding on treatment options.

Tags: Dermatology

#289 Keeping it Simple for Emergency Room Dyspepsia

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PEER Tools for Practice

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PEER Tools for Practice

How effective is a pink lady (lidocaine and antacid) when treating dyspepsia?

 

This PEER Tool for Practice provides a summary of the evidence on pink lady efficacy when treating dyspepsia in the emergency room. Refer to this article when deciding on whether to use a pink lady.

Tags: Gastroenterology

#290 Needle in a Pain-Stack: Acupuncture for Chronic Low Back Pain

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PEER Tools for Practice

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PEER Tools for Practice

Do you wonder about the effectiveness of acupuncture for management of low back pain?

 

This PEER Tool for Practice provides the latest evidence on the effectiveness of acupuncture for management of low back pain. Read this article to support your conversations around acupuncture and low back pain.

Tags: Chronic Pain

#291 Early dual antiplatelet therapy after minor stroke: Does it take two to tango?

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PEER Tools for Practice

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PEER Tools for Practice

Should you reconsider using dual anti-platelet therapy over single therapy for management of a Transient Ischemic Attack (TIA)?

 

Use this PEER Tool for Practice to help you determine if you need to reconsider dual anti-platelet therapy for management of a TIA. Consider reading this article when you have patients on dual antiplatelet therapy for a TIA.

Tags: Neurology

#292 COVID-19 Vaccine Adverse Events

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PEER Tools for Practice

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PEER Tools for Practice

Want to know how frequent adverse events really are with COVID-19 vaccines?

 

This PEER Tool for Practice provides a summary of the frequency of adverse events of COVID-19 vaccines. Read this article to support your conversations around COVID-19 vaccine adverse events.

Tags: Public Health and Preventive Medicine, COVID-19

#294 Real World Evidence for COVID-19 Vaccines

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PEER Tools for Practice

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PEER Tools for Practice

Are COVID-19 vaccines as effective as the clinical studies suggested?

 

This PEER Tool for Practice provides information on COVID-19 vaccine study data compared to real world data. Read this article to support your conversations around COVID-19 vaccine statistics.

Tags: Public Health and Preventive Medicine, COVID-19

#293 Bath Time: Atopic Dermatitis and Bathing

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PEER Tools for Practice

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PEER Tools for Practice

Should you consider using certain types of baths for treatment of eczema?

 

This PEER Tool for Practice outlines the evidence on certain types of baths for treatment of eczema. Refer to this article when deciding whether to try baths or bath additives for your patients with eczema.

Tags: Dermatology

#295 Mission Slimpossible: Semaglutide for weight loss

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PEER Tools for Practice

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PEER Tools for Practice

Have patients asking for semaglutide (Ozempic®) for weight loss?

 

This PEER Tool for Practice provides the latest evidence on semaglutide (Ozempic®) for weight loss. Refer to this article if you need support for conversations around pharmacological treatment for weight loss.

Tags: Endocrinology and Metabolism

#296 Frequent migraines are a headache: Can biologics help?

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PEER Tools for Practice

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PEER Tools for Practice

Have you seen Calcitonin Gene Related Peptide (CGRP) inhibitors being prescribed for migraine prophylaxis?

 

This PEER Tool for Practice summarizes the evidence for biologics for treatment of episodic/chronic migraines. Read this article to support your practice around managing patients with chronic migraines.

Tags: Neurology

Quality Standard Placement: Asthma in Children and Adolescents - Care in the Community for People Under 16 Years of Age

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Quality Standards

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Ontario Health

Have a child or adolescent in your clinic who needs support with the diagnosis and management of asthma?

 

This Quality Standard addresses the diagnosis and management of asthma in children and adolescents under 16 years of age, with a focus on primary care and community based settings. This placement is a quick-reference tool to help you summarize this quality standard that includes links to helpful resources and tools.

Tags: Respiratory Medicine or Respirology

Quality Standard Placement: Osteoarthritis - Care for Adults With Osteoarthritis of the Knee, Hip, or Hand

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Quality Standards

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Ontario Health

Looking for guidance to support the care for your patients who have been diagnosed with or are suspected to have osteoarthritis of the knee, hip or hand?

 

This Quality Standard addresses care for adults (18 years of age or older) and focuses on the assessment, diagnosis, and management of this condition for people across all health care settings and health care professionals.

Tags: Orthopedics

Quality Standard: Problematic Alcohol Use and Alcohol Use Disorder - Care for people 15 years of age and older

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Quality Standards

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Health Quality Ontario

Looking for guidance to help manage problematic alcohol use and alcohol use disorders?

 

This Quality Standard provides you with the guidance on helping your patient with problematic alcohol use and alcohol use disorder reduce their consumption or abstain from alcohol. It covers screening, assessment, and treatment options that address people's needs and preferences. This site also offers other helpful resources, such as: a patient guide, a quality standard placemat, tools for getting started, etc.

Tags: Addiction Medicine, Mental Health

Quality Standard: Chronic Pain - Care for Adults, Adolescents, and Children

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Quality Standards

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Ontario Health

Are you looking for guidance to help manage your patients with chronic pain?

 

This quality standard addresses care for people with chronic pain lasting longer than 3 months, and where any signs of serious underlying pathology or other treatable conditions requiring medical or surgical management have been ruled out.

Tags: Chronic Pain

Quality Standard: Major Depression - Care for Adults and Adolescents

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Quality Standards

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Ontario Health

Are you seeing an increase in patients who have suspected major depression?

 

This quality standard considers all care settings and it addresses care for adults and adolescents who have major depression (note: it does not apply to women with postpartum depression or children under 13 years of age).

Tags: Mental Health

Quality Standard: Anxiety Disorders - Care in all settings

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Quality Standards

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Ontario Health

Are you looking for guidance to care for your patient with an anxiety disorder?

 

This Quality Standard applies to care for people in all settings but focuses on primary and community care. It addresses the following anxiety disorder types: specific phobia, social anxiety disorder, generalized anxiety disorder, panic disorder, and agoraphobia. It focuses on care for adults but includes content that is relevant for children and adolescents.

Tags: Mental Health

#297 Opening a can of helminths: Ivermectin for COVID-19

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PEER Tools for Practice

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PEER Tools for Practice

Are you being asked questions regarding Ivermectin and if it improves clinical outcomes in COVID-19?

 

This PEER Tool for Practice summarizes current best available evidence about Ivermectin's effect on clinical outcomes for COVID-19.

Tags: Respiratory Medicine or Respirology, COVID-19

#298 Long COVID: A (somewhat) short summary of risks, symptoms, and natural course

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PEER Tools for Practice

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PEER Tools for Practice

Wondering how common is long COVID, what are the symptoms and how long does it last?

 

This PEER Tool for Practice presents the prevalence, risk factors, and symptoms of long COVID based on reviews of observational and other studies. Read this article to learn how to recognize long COVID in your patients.

Tags: Respiratory Medicine or Respirology, COVID-19

#299 Cardiovascular prevention trials: Now calling colchicine to the stand

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PEER Tools for Practice

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PEER Tools for Practice

Is colchicine effective for secondary cardiovascular prevention?

 

This PEER Tool for Practice provides a review of cardiovascular prevention trials, and lists the major findings with respect to colchicine. Read this article if you have considered colchicine as a treatment for your cardiovascular patients.

Tags: Cardiovascular Disease

#300 No Gain, No Pain? – What is the effect of diet-induced weight loss on osteoarthritis-related knee pain?

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PEER Tools for Practice

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PEER Tools for Practice

Will diet-induced weight loss reduce osteoarthritic knee pain in overweight and obese adults?

 

This PEER Tool for Practice presents evidence based on systematic review and meta-analysis of randomized controlled trials that shows the effect of weight loss on osteoarthritic pain. Read this article if you have overweight or obese patients asking you if weight loss alone is enough to manage their knee pain.

Tags: Orthopedics

#301 Under Pressure: Compression stockings for recurrent cellulitis?

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PEER Tools for Practice

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PEER Tools for Practice

Looking to understand if compression stockings are useful in decreasing the recurrence of cellulitis?

 

This PEER Tool for Practice provides a summary of results from a randomized control trial of edema patients with a history of cellulitis, where compression therapy was used. Read this article if you are wondering how you can help prevent cellulitis in your edema patients.

Tags: Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation