Critical Appraisal of the Medical Literature

  • Warren P. Newton


At 10:00PM, the junior medical student on her medicine clerkship learns about her first admission of the night, a 34-year-old man with a history of alcohol abuse who now complains of epigastric pain and an inability to keep any liquids down. On physical examination, he is mildly uncomfortable, with orthostatic changes in pressure and pulse and significant epigastric tenderness. Lab results are normal except for an amylase of 324 mg/dl.


Critical Appraisal Medical Literature Clinical Question Estrogen Replacement Therapy Mild Hypertension 
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© Plenum Publishing Corporation 1997

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