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    Anterior Hip Pain

    JOHN W. O'KANE

    Anterior hip pain in adults has numerous possible causes, including muscle and tendon strains, osteoarthritis, stress fractures and osteitis pubis. Physeal injury should be considered in adolescents with anterior hip pain.

    Pneumocystis carinii Pneumonia: A Clinical Review

    AIMEE WILKIN, JUDITH FEINBERG

    Family physicians should be familiar with the presentation, diagnosis, treatment and prevention of P. carinii pneumonia, particularly as the AIDS epidemic continues to expand beyond the familiar risk groups.

    Drug Treatment of Common STDs: Part II. Vaginal Infections, Pelvic Inflammatory Disease and Genital Warts

    CAROL WOODWARD, MELANIE A. FISHER

    This second of two articles on sexually transmitted diseases reviews Centers for Disease Control and Prevention guidelines for the treatment of conditions characterized by vaginal discharge, as well as pelvic inflammatory disease, epididymitis, human papillomavirus infection,...

    Right Ventricular Infarction: Specific Requirements of Management

    LEO G. HORAN, NANCY C. FLOWERS

    Proximal occlusion of the right coronary artery requires different management than left ventricular infarction. Fluid loading is required, and inotropic support and rate and rhythm support may be necessary.

    In Pursuit of Perfection: A Primary Care Physician's Guide to Body Dysmorphic Disorder

    JAMES R. SLAUGHTER, ANN M. SUN

    Patients who are preoccupied with an ideal body image and see themselves as ugly or misshapen can be treated with a combination of cognitive-behavioral psychotherapy and psychotropic medication.

    Pediatric Advanced Life Support: A Review of the AHA Recommendations

    INIS JANE BARDELLA

    Because the etiologies of cardiopulmonary arrest differ in adults and children, a different approach to assessment and intervention is required in the pediatric population.

    Diagnosis and Treatment of Endometriosis

    CAROLINE WELLBERY

    Endometriosis may cause dysmenorrhea or infertility in women of childbearing age. Interruption of ovulation with medication can provide pain relief, but surgery is required for definitive diagnosis. Surgery is also useful for treatment of infertile patients, as well as those...

    Evaluation and Management of Dyspepsia

    ORALIA V. BAZALDUA, F. DAVID SCHNEIDER

    Dyspepsia is commonly caused by peptic ulcers or gastroesophageal reflux, but more serious conditions, such as gastric and pancreatic cancers, should also be considered. In many patients, no specific cause is identified.

    Inside AFP

    The Door to AFP's Future

    Janis Wright

    By noon tomorrow, September 30, another chapter in AFP history will have ended: we're closing the doors on our Kansas City residence at 8880 Ward Parkway and moving across the Missouri state line to our new location in Leawood, Kan., where we'll reappear on October 5. At 5:00...

    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

    Jessica Greene

    Here fishy, fishy! Poor eating habits and disruptive behavior in patients with Alzheimer's disease could be reduced with the addition of brightly colored fish in an aquarium, claim researchers from Purdue University. A recent study of 60 patients showed that the addition of...

    Editorials

    Treatment of Right Ventricular Infarction

    ASSAD MOVAHED

    Right ventricular infarction may occur in isolation or with acute inferoposterior left ventricular myocardial infarction. In fact, right ventricular infarction occurs in as many as 30 to 50 percent of patients who have an acute inferior myocardial infarction, and it is...

    Dyspepsia: Relief Not Yet Beyond Belief

    DAVID S. GREENBAUM

    The magnitude of dyspepsia is obvious; up to 40 percent of adults in the Western world have frequent episodes and, in the United States, 2 to 5 percent of primary care visits are for this condition.1–3 The cost of relevant prescription drugs alone is over $1.3 billion...

    Conference Highlights

    Conference Highlights

    Verna L. Rose

    (51st Annual Meeting of the American Academy of Neurology) A new modification of the magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) test, called functional MRI, can help in the early diagnosis of patients with mild memory impairment in the early stages of Alzheimer's disease, according to...

    Family Practice International

    Family Practice International

    Anne D. Walling

    (Great Britain—The Practitioner, April 1999, p. 298.) More than one half of all persons with colorectal cancer die of the disease, even though 80 percent of cases in which cancer is localized within the bowel are potentially curable. Adults with a strong family history of...

    Special Medical Reports

    AHA and ACC Issue Scientific Statement on Preventive Cardiology for Women

    Verna L. Rose

    The American College of Cardiology (ACC) and the American Heart Association (AHA) have issued a scientific statement calling for action against missed opportunities to prevent heart disease in women. The statement, “AHA/ACC Guide to Preventive Cardiology for Women,” was...

    Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices Updates Recommendations for the Prevention of Varicella

    Verna L. Rose

    The Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP) has updated recommendations for the use of varicella (chickenpox) vaccine. The updated recommendations, published in the May 28, 1999 issue of the reports and recommendations series of Morbidity and Mortality Weekly...

    Clinical Briefs

    Clinical Briefs

    Verna L. Rose

    The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) has updated a policy statement on the sterilization of minors with developmental disabilities to include males and females. The policy appears in the August 1999 issue of Pediatrics.

    Diary from a Week in Practice

    Diary from a Week in Practice

    When teaching students or residents in our practice, JRH always takes some time to highlight some of the joys of group family practice for them. Today offered an example of one of the aspects that JRH likes best: camaraderie. JRH, JTL and CAG were gathered around the coffee...

    Physician's Bookshelf

    Book Reviews

    JAMES G. RICCA

    Also Received

    Letters to the Editor

    Herbal Remedies

    Waddell Signs in the Evaluation of Back Pain

    ROBERT D. GILLETTE

    Tips from Other Journals

    How Does Vigabatrin Compare with Carbamazepine for Epilepsy?

    ANNE D. WALLING

    H. pylori Dyspepsia in the Elderly: Short-Course Therapy

    GRACE BROOKE HUFFMAN

    HIV-Exposed Health Care Workers: New Guidelines

    GRACE BROOKE HUFFMAN

    How Much Does Lactation Affect Bone Mineral Density?

    ANNE D. WALLING

    Causes of Death Related to Tumescent Liposuction

    JEFFREY T. KIRCHNER

    Efficacy of Vitamin B6 in the Treatment of PMS

    ANNE D. WALLING

    Diagnosing Diabetes Mellitus Using New Criteria

    GRACE BROOKE HUFFMAN

    Patients with Systemic Lupus Erythematosus

    BARBARA APGAR

    Are Angiotensin-II Antagonists Effective in CHF Treatment?

    KARL E. MILLER

    Treatments for Patients With Eating Disorders

    JEFFREY T. KIRCHNER

    Benefit of Influenza Vaccine in Health Care Workers

    GRACE BROOKE HUFFMAN

    Treating Depression in Family Practice Patients

    ANNE D. WALLING

    Ligation or Propranolol for Esophageal Varices?

    JEFFREY T. KIRCHNER

    Adjusting Sodium Levels in Patients with Hyperglycemia

    GRACE BROOKE HUFFMAN

    Characteristics of the Major Types of Prostatitis

    GRACE BROOKE HUFFMAN

    Endometrial Assessment During Tamoxifen Therapy

    ANNE D. WALLING

    Does Development of Cysts Increase Breast Cancer Risk?

    ANNE D. WALLING

    Efficacy of Drug Therapies for Alcohol Dependence

    JEFFREY T. KIRCHNER

    Behavior and Neurologic Consequences of Preterm Birth

    ANNE D. WALLING

    Analysis of Data on the Use of Beta Blockers After Infarction

    ANNE D. WALLING

    Pseudoephedrine and Ear Pain in Children During Air Travel

    JEFFREY T. KIRCHNER

    How Effective Are Popular Vaginal Spermicides?

    ANNE D. WALLING

    Tardive Dyskinesia Risk Lower With Risperidone

    GRACE BROOKE HUFFMAN

    Appropriate Beta-Blocker Therapy in CHF

    JIM NUOVO

    Role of Vitamins E and C and Carotenoids in Stroke Risk

    RICHARD SADOVSKY

    Information from Your Family Doctor

    Pneumocystis carinii Pneumonia (or PCP)

    PCP is a kind of pneumonia caused by the Pneumocystis carinii germ. (Say the name this way: new-mo-sis-tis ca-rin-nee-eye.) Most people infected with this germ don't get pneumonia because their immune systems are healthy and strong. People whose immune systems are weak...

    Endometriosis

    The word “endometriosis” (say it this way: end-oh-me-tree-oh-sis) means a problem with the lining of the uterus. The lining is called the endometrium. Normally, every month when you have your period, the lining (which is also called endometrial tissue) comes out in your...

    Dyspepsia—What It Is and What to Do About It

    Dyspepsia is a pain or an uncomfortable feeling in the upper middle part of your stomach. The pain might come and go, but it's usually there most of the time.



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