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    Gastroenteritis in Children: Principles of Diagnosis and Treatment

    B. CLAIR ELIASON, RICHARD B. LEWAN

    Although most cases of pediatric gastroenteritis in the United States are self-limited, severe gastroenteritis requires aggressive therapeutic intervention.

    Current Status of Cardiac Rehabilitation

    GERALD F. FLETCHER

    Cardiac rehabilitation that includes high-intensity exercise and a fat-controlled diet benefits patients with coronary artery disease.

    Epidural Analgesia During Labor

    ROBERT D. VINCENT, JR., DAVID H. CHESTNUT

    Epidural analgesia remains the most effective and flexible technique for providing pain relief during labor and delivery. Some controversy remains regarding the propensity of epidural analgesia to interfere with the progress of labor.

    Acute Sinusitis: A Cost-Effective Approach to Diagnosis and Treatment

    L.J. FAGNAN

    Acute bacterial sinusitis, which is diagnosed by assessing the patient's history, often will respond to shorter courses of first-line antibiotics than have been traditionally prescribed. Little evidence supports the use of ancillary treatments such as nasal corticosteroids...

    Aminoglycosides: A Practical Review

    UIS S. GONZALEZ, III, JEANNE P. SPENCER

    Aminoglycosides are potent bactericidal antibiotics that are used for antimicrobial prophylaxis and for the treatment of bacteremia, endocarditis and severe infections of the abdomen and urinary tract. Resistance to these antibiotics is rare but increasing in frequency.

    Photo Quiz

    Marc S. Berger, NANCY F. CRUM, KEVIN M. MURRAY

    An 18-year-old man with a remote history of asthma presented to our office with the acute onset of dyspnea and retrosternal chest pain. The patient had been evaluated previously by another physician and treated with nebulized albuterol for a presumed asthma exacerbation....

    Family Practice International

    Anne D. Walling

    (Great Britain—The Practitioner, June 1998, p. 434.) The most common causes of sensory neuroepithelium loss in the cochlea are congenital ear defects and meningitis. Cochlear implants were developed to overcome the profound deafness resulting from interruption of input to the...

    Inside AFP

    AAFP's Annual Clinical Focus

    JANIS WRIGHT

    Perhaps you have noticed the following logo that has been appearing on selected articles in AFP: This logo marks articles in the subject area of the AAFP's Annual Clinical Focus (ACF), a program designed to provide family physicians with state-of-the-art information on a...

    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, Shyla Wright

    U.S. tuberculosis rates continue to fall. In 1997, 19,855 cases of tuberculosis were reported to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention; this represents a decline of 7 percent from 1996 and 26 percent from 1992. According to statistics published in Morbidity and...

    Editorials

    Complications of Epidural Analgesia During Labor

    JAMES A. THORP

    In this issue of American Family Physician, Vincent and Chestnut1 provide an excellent review of epidural analgesia for labor from the anesthesia perspective. Epidural analgesia is the most effective method for pain relief during labor, and it is relatively safe. As with all...

    Single Daily Dosing of Aminoglycosides

    ROBERT L. DEAMER

    In this issue of American Family Physician, Gonzalez and Spencer1 update us on the current status of aminoglycosides, presenting new insight into their mechanism of action, and revisiting their clinical roles and the pharmacologic and therapeutic basis for single daily dosing...

    Diary from a Week in Practice

    Diary from a Week in Practice

    While doing research for a presentation on removing foreign bodies from the ear and nose in children, WLL came across an old article in the May/June 1977 issue of the Annals of Otology, Rhinology and Laryngology (p.369) that described a “new” technique, using dental...

    Conference Highlights

    Conference Highlights

    Verna L. Rose

    (31st Annual Meeting of the Society for Epidemiologic Research) Results of a study of 24,470 men who answered questions about smoking habits at multiphasic checkups from 1964 to 1973 indicate that men who smoke cigars have a twofold increase in cancers of the lung and of the...

    Special Medical Reports

    AHA Updates Guidelines for Carotid Endarterectomy

    Sharon Scott Morey

    The American Heart Association (AHA) has updated guidelines for carotid endarterectomy in patients with symptomatic and asymptomatic carotid stenosis. Developed by the 16-member Special Writing Group of the Stroke Council, the guidelines cover the following topics: management...

    Clinical Briefs

    Clinical Briefs

    Verna L. Rose

    Each year, more than 1 million persons under 20 years of age become pregnant, according to a statement from the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) concerning counseling the adolescent about pregnancy options. The statement, published in the May 1998 issue of Pediatrics,...

    Physician's Bookshelf

    Physician's Bookshelf

    ROBERT J. CARR, WILLIAM R. PHILLIPS, PATRICIA EVANS, TERENCE J. JOYCE

    Book Reviews | Software Reviews | Also Received

    Letters to the Editor

    Pictures of Fatal Bedrail Entrapment

    STEVEN MILES, KARA PARKER

    Sickle Cell Trait and Sudden Death in Athletes

    Tips from Other Journals

    Review of Diagnosis and Treatment of TMJ Disorders

    ANNE D. WALLING

    Nonpharmacologic Steps to Improve Sleep in Older Adults

    GRACE BROOKE HUFFMAN

    Breast Feeding and Mothers Who Smoke: Infant Exposure

    JEFFREY T. KIRCHNER

    Administration and Dosage of a New Human Rabies Vaccine

    BARBARA APGAR

    Sequential vs. Simultaneous Antiretroviral HIV Therapy

    GRACE BROOKE HUFFMAN

    Prevention and Management of Diabetic Nephropathy

    ANNE D. WALLING

    Treatment Options for the Patient with Acne Vulgaris

    ANNE D. WALLING

    Comparison of Albuterol Dosage in Asthma Attacks

    GRACE BROOKE HUFFMAN

    Evaluating the Risk of Fetal Loss Following Amniocentesis

    ANNE D. WALLING

    Predicting Recovery from Post-Traumatic Vegetative State

    ANNE D. WALLING

    Induction of Labor at Term Following Membrane Rupture

    BARBARA APGAR

    Prostate Cancer Screening Beliefs and Recommendations

    GRACE BROOKE HUFFMAN

    New AAP Recommendations for Blood Lead Screening in Children

    GRACE BROOKE HUFFMAN

    Effects of Missing the First Oral Contraceptives in a Cycle

    BARBARA APGAR

    Corticosteroid Use For the Treatment of Herpes Zoster

    GRACE BROOKE HUFFMAN

    Differentiating Benign and Malignant Lymph Nodes

    BARBARA APGAR

    Beta Blockers for Heart Failure Due to Coronary Artery Disease

    RICHARD SADOVSKY

    Methylprednisolone for Acute Respiratory Distress Syndrome

    GRACE BROOKE HUFFMAN

    Garlic Therapy for Treatment of Hypercholesterolemia?

    GRACE BROOKE HUFFMAN

    Evaluating a Shorter Course of Therapy for Acute Otitis Media

    GRACE BROOKE HUFFMAN

    Continuous Fluconazole for Oropharyngeal Candidiasis

    GRACE BROOKE HUFFMAN

    Hypertension, Blood Pressure Levels and Aspirin Therapy

    ANNE D. WALLING

    Hormone Replacement Therapy and Risk of Hip Fracture

    ANNE D. WALLING

    Enalapril for Attenuating Renal Function Decline in Diabetes

    RICHARD SADOVSKY

    Extended Period of Excretion May Follow Rotavirus Infection

    ANNE D. WALLING

    Efficacy of a Vaccine for the Prevention of Lyme Disease

    JEFFREY T. KIRCHNER

    Five-Day vs. 10-Day Course of Cefuroxime for GABHS

    RICHARD SADOVSKY

    Detecting Protruding Aortic Plaques as a Source of Stroke

    BARBARA APGAR

    Estimation of Uterine Size by Bimanual Examination

    ANNE D. WALLING

    Use of Human Albumin in Critically Ill Patients

    ANNE D. WALLING

    Clinical Effects of Montelukast for Chronic Asthma in Children

    GRACE BROOKE HUFFMAN

    Information from Your Family Doctor

    Caring for Acute Sinusitis

    Sinuses are air spaces in the bones around your nose and eyes. The sinuses make your skull weigh less and improve the sound of your voice. They also make mucus, a fluid that helps warm the air you breathe and add moisture to it. Hair cells that are called cilia (sill-ee-ah)...



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