Items in AFP with MESH term: Physicians, Family

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The Importance of Having a Usual Source of Health Care - Graham Center Policy One-Pagers


The Importance of Primary Care Physicians as the Usual Source of Healthcare in the Achievement of Prevention Goals - Graham Center Policy One-Pagers


Common Cold - Clinical Evidence Handbook


Should Family Physicians Screen for Vitamin D Deficiency? No: Screening Is Unnecessary, and Routine Supplementation Makes More Sense - Editorials


Is NIH Research Funding to Medical Schools Associated with More Family Physicians? - Graham Center Policy One-Pagers


Neglected Parasitic Infections: What Every Family Physician Needs to Know - Article

ABSTRACT: Neglected parasitic infections, including Chagas disease, toxocariasis, cysticercosis, and toxoplasmosis, affect millions of persons in the United States. Relatively few resources have been devoted to surveillance, prevention, and treatment of these diseases. Chagas disease primarily affects Latin American immigrants and can cause heart failure and death if not treated. Immediate antiparasitic treatment is indicated for most patients with acute Chagas disease. Treatment is recommended for patients younger than 18 years who have chronic Chagas disease and is generally recommended for adults younger than 50 years who do not have advanced cardiomyopathy; treatment decisions for other patients should be made on an individual basis. Toxocariasis primarily affects children and can cause gastrointestinal, respiratory, and ophthalmologic disease. Treatment options include albendazole and mebendazole. Patients with ocular infection require referral to an ophthalmologist. Neurocysticercosis, a form of cysticercosis, is the most common infectious cause of seizures in some parts of the United States. Initial treatment should focus on symptom control. Humans generally acquire toxoplasmosis by eating undercooked contaminated meat or ingesting things that have been contaminated with cat feces. Congenital infection can result in miscarriage or adverse fetal effects. Treatment is recommended for immunosuppressed persons, pregnant women, and immunocompetent persons with severe symptoms.


Historic Growth Rates Vary Widely Across the Primary Care Physician Disciplines - Graham Center Policy One-Pagers


Should Family Physicians Routinely Screen for Lung Cancer in High-Risk Populations? Yes: CT-Based Screening Is Complex but Worthwhile - Editorials


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