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    Commonly Missed Orthopedic Problems

    MICHAEL T. BALLAS, JAMES TYTKO, FRANK MANNARINO

    Common musculoskeletal injuries easily missed by physicians include anterior cruciate ligament tears, slipped capital femoral epiphysis, femoral neck stress fractures, scaphoid fractures, ulnar collateral ligament tears, Achilles tendon rupture and posterior tibial tendon...

    Insulin Lispro: A Fast-Acting Insulin Analog

    SARA L. NOBLE, ELIZABETH JOHNSTON, BILL WALTON

    Insulin lispro, the first commercially available insulin analog, overcomes some of the limitations of regular human insulin.

    Advances in the Treatment of Arrhythmias: Implantable Cardioverter-Defibrillators

    WILLIAM J. GROH, LYNNE D. FOREMAN, DOUGLAS P. ZIPES

    Family physicians should be familiar with the appropriate and inappropriate functioning of implantable cardioverter-defibrillators, devices that are commonly used to treat life-threatening ventricular arrhythmias.

    Understanding the Guidelines for Treating HIV Disease

    MARCIA J. CHESEBRO, W. DOUGLAS EVERETT

    Guidelines for using viral load and antiretroviral drugs in the treatment of patients with human immunodeficiency virus infection are explained.

    Family Practice International

    (Australia—Australian Family Physician, May 1997, p. 560.) Prader-Willi syndrome is an uncommon genetic disorder of paternal chromosome 15 deletion that results in abnormalities of growth and development, including an insatiable appetite that leads to morbid obesity. The...

    Inside AFP

    Patient Information

    JANIS WRIGHT

    This issue of American Family Physician contains three patient information handouts: “Taking HIV Medicines on Schedule” (page 328), “Using Insulin Lispro” (page 289), and “The Implantable Cardioverter-Defibrillator” (page 310). These are just some examples of the high-quality...

    AAFP News now AFP Edition

    Newsletter

    Rosemarie Sweeney, Verna L. Rose

    Selected policy and health issues news briefs from AAFP News Now.

    Quantum Sufficit

    Quantum Sufficit

    Monica A. Preboth, Rachel Richards

    A midnight snack of leftover pot roast and cherry pie at 3 a.m. isn't likely to do much damage. Indulge too often while most people are nestled in their beds, though, and you may end up with night eating syndrome, according to a study mentioned in Psychology Today. People...

    Editorials

    JNC VI: Process, Product and Potential

    LEE A. GREEN

    In November, the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI) released the latest in its series of documents from the Joint National Committee on Hypertension (JNC). JNC VI, as this one is known, is the first to aim specifically at being an evidence-based clinical policy...

    Diary from a Week in Practice

    Diary from a Week in Practice

    Husbands often give their wives the oddest presents. This year, JRH, after much thought and discussion, purchased a pressure washer that he and his wife had talked about buying for some time. Here in Florida, the uses for such tools are many and varied, because of the high...

    Conference Highlights

    Conference Highlights

    Verna L. Rose

    (49th Annual Scientific Assembly of the American Academy of Family Physicians) Although most family physicians do not make extensive use of formal diagnostic criteria in the diagnosis of depression, family practice recognition patterns and management practices for depression...

    Tips from Other Journals

    Thromboxane Antagonist for ACE Inhibitor–Induced Cough

    ANNE D. WALLING

    Significance of Serum Amylase Levels After Pancreatic Injury

    RICHARD SADOVSKY

    Adenoidectomy and Relief of Sinusitis in Children

    JEFFREY T. KIRCHNER

    Benzodiazepines, Automobile Accidents and the Elderly

    GRACE BROOKE HUFFMAN

    Guidelines for Low Back Pain and Utilization of Radiographs

    GRACE BROOKE HUFFMAN

    Efficacy of Self-Application of Protective Creams

    BARBARA APGAR

    Maternal HPV Infection and Risk of Exposure to Newborns

    BARBARA APGAR

    Rates of Death Associated with Use of Bedrails

    GRACE BROOKE HUFFMAN

    Value of Follow-up Screening of Patients with Lung Cancer

    JEFFREY T. KIRCHNER

    Pitfalls in Diagnosing Obturator Hernia

    ANNE D. WALLING

    Eating Disorders and Diabetic Retinopathy in Young Women

    KATHRYN M. ANDOLSEK

    Estrogen Therapy and the Risk of Alzheimer's Disease

    JAMES NUOVO

    Use of Lovastatin in Blacks with Hypercholesterolemia

    GRACE BROOKE HUFFMAN

    Special Medical Reports

    National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute Releases New Guidelines for the Treatment of Hypertension

    VERNA L. ROSE

    Nearly half of 50 million persons in the United States who are affected by hypertension do not receive treatment, according to a new report issued by the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI). “The Sixth Report of the Joint National Committee on Prevention,...

    American Psychiatric Association Issues a Practice Guideline on Dementia

    SHARON SCOTT MOREY

    The American Psychiatric Association (APA) has released a practice guideline on the treatment of dementia titled “Practice Guideline for the Treatment of Patients with Alzheimer's Disease and Other Dementias of Late Life.” The guideline is published as a May 1997 supplement...

    Clinical Briefs

    Clinical Briefs

    VERNA ROSE

    Addressing the threefold increase in suicide in adolescents over the past 40 years, the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists has released a committee opinion on the prevention of adolescent suicide (ACOG Committee Opinion No. 190). The statement discusses...

    Letters to the Editor

    Treating Periungual Warts with Adhesive Tape

    GORDON WALBROEHL

    Use of Serum Markers in Myocardial Infarction

    Auscultation Method for Diagnosis of Bone Fractures

    KURT LAEDERACH-HOFMANN

    Video Documentation of Atypical Nevi

    SCOTT SATTLER

    Information from Your Family Doctor

    Using Insulin Lispro

    Insulin lispro (brand name: Humalog) is the newest type of insulin on the market. It's a fast-acting insulin that starts working sooner than other insulins. It also reaches peak activity faster and goes away sooner. Insulin lispro helps keep your blood sugar levels from going...

    The Implantable Cardioverter-Defibrillator

    An implantable cardioverter-defibrillator system (often called an ICD) includes a pulse generator and one or more leads that are put into (surgically implanted in) your body. The pulse generator, which constantly watches your heart beat, is like a small computer. It runs on a...

    Taking HIV Medicines on Schedule

    The HIV virus is so strong, it can fight off the effect of HIV medicines if the level of medicine in your body goes down, even for only a few hours. To keep the level of medicine in your body from dropping too low, you have to take all your medicines on an exact schedule....



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