Jan 15, 2015 Issue
Screening for Hereditary Cancer Syndromes [Curbside Consultation]

Family physicians play a key role in identifying patients in need of increased cancer surveillance because of a personal or family history of cancer. How does one know if a patient warrants genetic testing for hereditary cancer predisposition?

Jan 1, 2014 Issue
Noonan Syndrome [Article]

Noonan syndrome is a common genetic disorder that causes multiple congenital abnormalities and a large number of potential health conditions. Most affected individuals have characteristic facial features that evolve with age; a broad, webbed neck; increased bleeding tendency; and a high incidence of...

Nov 1, 2012 Issue
When to Suspect a Genetic Syndrome [Article]

Family physicians should be able to recognize findings on physical examination and history that suggest the presence of a genetic syndrome to aid in the diagnosis and treatment of potentially affected patients, as well as subspecialty referral. General themes that can alert family physicians to the ...

Oct 1, 2010 Issue
Hereditary Hemorrhagic Telangiectasia: Diagnosis and Management [Article]

Hereditary hemorrhagic telangiectasia is an uncommon autosomal dominant disease that occurs in approximately one in 5,000 to 8,000 persons. This multisystem disorder can affect the nose, skin, gastrointestinal tract, lungs, liver, and brain. Epistaxis is the most common presenting problem, occurring...

Jun 15, 2010 Issue
Diagnosing Von Willebrand Disease [FPIN's Clinical Inquiries]

The diagnosis of vWD requires two clinical criteria: (1) a personal history, family history, or physical evidence of mucocutaneous bleeding and (2) a qualitative or quantitative decrease in functional activity of von Willebrand factor (vWF).

Apr 15, 2010 Issue
Examining the Heart of Family Medicine: Family History [Editorials]

Dec 15, 2009 Issue
ACOG Guidelines for Managing Hereditary Breast and Ovarian Cancer Syndrome [Practice Guidelines]

The American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG) has produced guidelines for physicians caring for patients with BRCA1 and BRCA2 gene mutations. Hereditary breast and ovarian cancer syndrome is an inherited cancer-susceptibility syndrome.

Dec 1, 2009 Issue
The CDC's EGAPP Initiative: Evaluating the Clinical Evidence for Genetic Tests [Editorials]

Jul 15, 2009 Issue
Eczematous Skin Lesions in an Infant [Photo Quiz]

Photo Quiz presents readers with a clinical challenge based on a photograph or other image.

Jul 1, 2009 Issue
Multiple Pulmonary Nodules [Photo Quiz]

Photo Quiz presents readers with a clinical challenge based on a photograph or other image.

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