• Articles

    Management of Inflammatory Bowel Disease

    V. ALIN BOTOMAN, GREGORY F. BONNER, DANIELA A. BOTOMAN

    Advances in the management of inflammatory bowel disease include the newer 5-aminosalicylic acid compounds and corticosteroid analogs with fewer side effects.

    Practical Considerations in the Early Treatment of Ischemic Stroke

    JOSEPH P. BRODERICK

    The major causes of delay in treatment of patients with ischemic stroke are failure, on the part of patients and family, to recognize symptoms, and failure to access the medical system most efficiently. Guidelines for evaluation and treatment of potential stroke patients are...

    Oral Poisonings: Guidelines for Initial Evaluation and Treatment

    LARS C. LARSEN, DOYLE M. CUMMINGS

    A comprehensive clinical assessment and an understanding of available treatment methods are essential in the initial management of patients with oral poisonings.

    Latex Allergy

    SUMANA REDDY

    For latex-allergic patients and health care workers, avoidance of latex is key in allergy management.

    Cytochrome P450: New Nomenclature and Clinical Implications

    MELANIE JOHNS CUPP, TIMOTHY S. TRACY

    An understanding of the unique characteristics of the various cytochrome P450 enzymes is useful in predicting, understanding and managing drug interactions.

    Newsletter

    Rosemarie Sweeney, Verna L. Rose

    The President and Congressional leaders from both parties have announced appointments to the new National Bipartisan Commission on the Future Medicare. The commission is charged with providing Congress with a reform plan for the beleaguered Medicare program by March 1999. The...

    Inside AFP

    A New Year, A New Look

    JANIS WRIGHT

    As you have probably already noticed, American Family Physician has a new look and a new feel. This issue represents the culmination of a year-long redesign process. We began by gathering information through questionnaires, focus groups and brainstorming sessions to pinpoint...

    Quantum Sufficit

    Quantum Sufficit

    Monica A. Preboth, Rachel Richards

    Good things may come to those who ache. According to Time, the American Association for the Study of Headache hasn't come up with a breakthrough cure for headaches, but researchers are making progress in finding out what causes headaches and how to better treat them. In the...

    Editorials

    Latex Allergy: A New and Common Problem

    B. LAUREN CHAROUS

    The occurrence of allergy to natural rubber latex is a singular event in the annals of medicine. Because of unique advantages in flexibility, strength, elasticity and barrier properties, latex gloves have been widely used in medicine since the turn of the century. Latex is...

    Diary from a Week in Practice

    Diary from a Week in Practice

    The joys of family practice are immeasurable. JRL has received a few gifts that several of his patients bought for him while they were on vacation. He was particularly amused with several of the gifts. The first was a piñata, which one of his patients brought back from...

    Photo Quiz

    Progressive Toenail Dystrophy

    Marc S. Berger, MARC S. BERGER

    A 38-year-old man presented with thick, whitish, adherent scales and pitting on the surface of the great toenail of the left foot. The abnormality started at the lunula approximately one year ago, had been slowly progressing distally and had extended about three quarters of...

    Tips from Other Journals

    Screening for Depression in Terminally Ill Patients

    JEFFREY T. KIRCHNER

    Vertical Transmission of Hepatitis C Virus Infection

    RICHARD SADOVSKY

    Giant Cell Arteritis in Patients with Polymyalgia Rheumatica

    RICHARD SADOVSKY

    Zidovudine and Didanosine for HIV Infection in Children

    KATHRYN M. ANDOLSEK

    Use of Analgesic Cream for Neonatal Circumcision

    KATHRYN M. ANDOLSEK

    Current Therapies for the Management of Acne

    KATHRYN M. ANDOLSEK

    Quetiapine vs. Placebo in Patients with Schizophrenia

    GRACE BROOKE HUFFMAN

    Treatment of Women with Hypothalamic Amenorrhea

    BARBARA APGAR

    Selegiline and Vitamin E for Alzheimer's Disease

    KATHRYN M. ANDOLSEK

    Alendronate for Nonvertebral Fracture Prevention in Women

    GRACE BROOKE HUFFMAN

    Ranitidine for Reflux During Pregnancy

    ANNE D. WALLING

    Low-Molecular-Weight Heparin for Unstable Angina

    JEFFREY T. KIRCHNER

    Special Medical Reports

    AAFP, AAP and ACIP Release 1998 Recommended Childhood Immunization Schedule

    RICHARD KENT ZIMMERMAN

    The collaboration between the American Academy of Family Physicians (AAFP), the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP), and the Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP) continues with the 1998 childhood immunization schedule (see page 157). The changes this year...

    AAFP Childhood Immunization Update

    This revised statement provides information from the American Academy of Family Physicians in addition to the Recommended Childhood Immunization Schedule—January 1998 to December 1998. The date that appears at the end of the description is the date on which the revision was...

    Clinical Briefs

    Clinical Briefs

    VERNA L. ROSE

    In response to the recent cluster of cases of human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) infection in Chautauqua County, New York, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has issued a statement focusing on the implications of this situation for HIV prevention in young...

    Resident and Student Voice

    On Medicine, Music and Midlife Metamorphosis

    AVRAHAM UNCYK

    June 30, 1985. Seated behind the wheel of a three-ton truck, I crossed the George Washington Bridge, heading for the West Coast, where an endocrinology fellowship awaited me. I had just finished five years of training that covered three different internships and a pediatric...

    Letters to the Editor

    Thrombolytic Therapy as Early Management of Ischemic Stroke

    Information from Your Family Doctor

    Learning to Live with Inflammatory Bowel Disease

    Inflammatory bowel disease is the name of a group of disorders that cause the intestines to become inflamed (red and swollen). The inflammation lasts a long time and usually comes back over and over again. More than 600,000 Americans have some kind of inflammatory bowel...

    Latex Allergy

    Natural rubber latex comes from a liquid in tropical rubber trees. This liquid is processed to make many rubber products we use at home and at work.

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