Infectious Disease, Viral

Aug 1, 2016 Issue
Curbing Inappropriate Antibiotic Prescribing: What Works? [Editorials]

The reasons for antibiotic overprescribing are multifactorial, so efforts to reduce inappropriate antibiotic prescribing should combine shared decision making, incentives, quality-control measures, and similar interventions designed to improve clinical practice.

May 15, 2016 Issue
CDC Updates Interim Guidance on Caring for Women with Possible Exposure to Zika Virus [Practice Guidelines]

Based on limited evidence on the persistence of Zika virus RNA in blood and semen, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has updated its interim guidance on caring for reproductive-aged women who may have been exposed to the virus, including those who do not live in areas with active transmission.

Sep 15, 2015 Issue
Rapidly Progressing Rash in an Adult [Photo Quiz]

A woman presented with a nonpruritic rash on her extremities, including palms and soles, and around her lips. The rash developed after symptoms of fever, sore throat, and headache.

Sep 15, 2015 Issue
HPV Vaccination: Overcoming Parental and Physician Impediments [Editorials]

Family physicians have an opportunity to significantly reduce rates of cervical and oropharyngeal cancers with a safe and effective HPV vaccine. We should listen and address parental concerns, but also strongly recommend all childhood immunizations and use every opportunity to administer them.

Sep 15, 2015 Issue
Navigating the Changes in Pneumococcal Immunizations for Adults [Editorials]

New guidelines in pneumococcal immunization policy reflect evidence for the expansion of PCV13 to persons older than 65 years and to some high-risk younger adults, and afford the opportunity to improve the health of adults.

Mar 15, 2015 Issue
Common Questions About Infectious Mononucleosis [Article]

Some patients with Epstien-Barr virus infection develop infectious mononucleosis, especially those 15 to 24 years of age. Learn the common symptoms, diagnostic tests, and management strategy for the illness.

Feb 1, 2015 Issue
Vesicular Rash in a College Student [Photo Quiz]

A 19-year-old college student presented with erythematous papules and vesicles on an erythematous base that were scattered over his face, scalp, trunk, and upper extremities. The lesions appeared in multiple stages, some with crusting and excoriation.

Apr 15, 2014 Issue
Screening for HIV: Recommendation Statement [U.S. Preventive Services Task Force]

The U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) recommends that clinicians screen for human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) infection in adolescents and adults 15 to 65 years of age. Younger adolescents and older adults who are at increased risk should also be screened.

Apr 15, 2014 Issue
Screening for HIV [Putting Prevention into Practice]

A 19-year-old woman presents to the university health clinic for a well-woman examination. She reports no problems and mentions that she is sexually active with one male partner, who usually uses condoms. She has never been screened for a sexually transmitted infection.

Dec 15, 2013 Issue
Treatments for Symptoms of the Common Cold [FPIN's Clinical Inquiries]

There is no single treatment that produces significant improvements in symptoms of the common cold. Intranasal ipratropium (Atrovent) can be given to reduce rhinorrhea. Oral zinc can be given therapeutically to shorten cold duration and severity, and can be taken prophylactically to reduce the risk of colds.

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