AFP Algorithms

This collection includes diagnostic and treatment algorithms that can aid clinical decision making. Use the filters to sort by discipline or topic. You can also search by keyword for articles containing algorithms. The collection includes algorithms published in AFP since 1998; clinical judgment should be used when referring to older algorithms, as the validity of the medical information included cannot be guaranteed.

Figure 1. Suggested algorithm for the evaluation of suspected pulmonary hypertension in primary care.
Pulmonary Hypertension: Diagnosis and Treatment
Sep 15, 2016 Issue


Figure 2. Algorithm for the evaluation and treatment of a patient with atrial fibrillation.
Diagnosis and Treatment of Atrial Fibrillation
Sep 15, 2016 Issue


Figure 1. Diagnostic algorithm for diagnosis of SLE in the primary care setting.
Systemic Lupus Erythematosus: Primary Care Approach to Diagnosis and Management
Aug 15, 2016 Issue


Figure 2. Algorithm management of SLE.
Systemic Lupus Erythematosus: Primary Care Approach to Diagnosis and Management
Aug 15, 2016 Issue


Figure 1. Algorithm for the management of painful diabetic peripheral neuropathy.
Treating Painful Diabetic Peripheral Neuropathy: An Update
Aug 1, 2016 Issue


Figure 1. Diagnosis of polycystic ovary syndrome.
Diagnosis and Treatment of Polycystic Ovary Syndrome
Jul 15, 2016 Issue


Figure 2. Management of polycystic ovary syndrome.
Diagnosis and Treatment of Polycystic Ovary Syndrome
Jul 15, 2016 Issue


Figure 1. Modified Centor clinical decision rule for diagnosing GABHS pharyngitis.
Common Questions About Streptococcal Pharyngitis
Jul 1, 2016 Issue


Figure 2. Algorithm for diagnosing the cause of eye pain.
Evaluation of the Painful Eye
Jun 15, 2016 Issue


Figure 1. Algorithm for the diagnosis of occupational asthma.
Common Occupational Disorders: Asthma, COPD, Dermatitis, and Musculoskeletal Disorders
Jun 15, 2016 Issue


Figure 1. Algorithm for the evaluation and management of ovarian cancer.
Diagnosis and Management of Ovarian Cancer
Jun 1, 2016 Issue


Figure 1. Algorithm for the evaluation and diagnosis of acute abdominal pain in children.
Acute Abdominal Pain in Children
May 15, 2016 Issue


Figure 2. Algorithm for the diagnosis of sarcoidosis.
Diagnosis and Management of Sarcoidosis
May 15, 2016 Issue


Figure 1. Algorithm for testing for Zika virus infection.
CDC Updates Interim Guidance on Caring for Women with Possible Exposure to Zika Virus
May 15, 2016 Issue


Figure 8. Algorithm for management of cervical radiculopathy.
Nonoperative Management of Cervical Radiculopathy
May 1, 2016 Issue


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