As you may know, David Simel, MD, Chief of Medicine in the Durham VA, is an editor of the Rational Clinical Examination Series in the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA). In the April 12, 2016 issue, the series presented an interesting paper on how an early and accurate diagnosis of infectious mononucleosis can help clinicians target treatment, avoid antibiotics, and provide an accurate prognosis.
Here is the paper citation:
Mark H. Ebell, MD, MS, Marlene Call, RN, MPH, JoAnna Shinholser, MPH, Jack Gardner, MPH. “Does This Patient Have Infectious Mononucleosis?: The Rational Clinical Examination Systematic Review.” JAMA. 2016;315(14):1502-1509. [Abstract Link] doi:10.1001/jama.2016.2111.
A big applause to Dr. Simel for his continued contribution to evidence-based medicine!
Read more about Dr. Simel in this GIM Spotlight from February 1, 2016
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