• Articles

    Cardiovascular Screening of Student Athletes

    JAMES M. LYZNICKI, NANCY H. NIELSEN, JOHN F. SCHNEIDER

    Family physicians should be informed about current recommendations for cardiovascular screening of student athletes as part of a comprehensive sports preparticipation physical evaluation. Such knowledge will help physicians make informed decisions about young athletes in...

    Depression and Sexual Desire

    ROBERT L. PHILLIPS, JR., JAMES R. SLAUGHTER

    Decreased libido is associated with depression, and the treatment of depression frequently has deleterious effects on libido. Changes in libido and sexual functioning can affect compliance.

    Polymyalgia Rheumatica and Temporal Arteritis

    TED D. EPPERLY, KEVIN E. MOORE, JAMES D. HARROVER

    Appropriate corticosteroid therapy can dramatically improve the symptoms of polymyalgia rheumatica and temporal arteritis.

    Evaluating the Febrile Patient with a Rash

    HARRY D. MCKINNON, JR., THOMAS HOWARD

    The evaluation of fever with a rash includes a thorough history and a careful physical examination, consideration of the differential diagnosis, classification of lesion morphology and selected laboratory tests. Hospitalization, isolation and prompt antimicrobial treatment...

    Down Syndrome: Prenatal Risk Assessment and Diagnosis

    DAVID S. NEWBERGER

    Pregnant women should be counseled about the risk of having a child with Down syndrome. Advanced maternal age and abnormal results of maternal serum screening are among the indications for diagnostic testing.

    AFP 50 Years Ago

    This feature is part of a year-long series of excerpts and special commentaries celebrating AFP's 50th year of publication. Excerpts from the two 1950 volumes of GP, AFP's predecessor, appear along with highlights of 50 years of family medicine.

    Clarification

    The “Inside AFP” column (February 15, 2000, page 922) contained an error. The Department of Family Medicine at Chicago Medical School of Finch University of Health Sciences evolved from the Department of Primary Care. Dr. Lawrence L. Hirsch arrived in 1975 as founding...

    Inside AFP

    AFP's Patient Information, Revisited

    Janis Wright

    A lot has been happening with AFP's patient information process since the last time we updated you on plans for enhancing this resource for physicians. While the work that AFP staff has done in publishing patient information handouts over the past decade established the roots...

    AAFP News now AFP Edition

    Newsletter

    Rosemarie Sweeney, Toni Lapp

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

    Quantum Sufficit

    Quantum Sufficit

    Lori Parry

    “You've Got Mail.” The practice of physicians using e-mail to communicate directly with patients is an idea whose time has come. According to a report from Medem, Inc., in San Francisco, an e-health network founded by some leading U.S. medical specialty societies and the...

    Editorials

    AMA Policy Statement on Cardiovascular Screening of Student Athletes

    JAMES M. LYZNICKI, NANCY H. NIELSEN, JOHN F. SCHNEIDER

    In December 1999, the American Medical Association (AMA) Council on Scientific Affairs issued a report on cardiovascular screening of student athletes. This report adds to the American Heart Association's (AHA's) 1996 consensus recommendations for the cardiovascular component...

    Maternal Serum Triple Analyte Screening in Pregnancy

    SARA CATE

    Genetic screening is a burgeoning field of medicine, and family physicians will be instrumental in translating this new science to patients. Dr. Newberger's article1 in this issue of American Family Physician reviews the importance of screening for Down syndrome. The article...

    Diary from a Week in Practice

    Diary from a Week in Practice

    WLL seems to find boric acid useful in various treatments. In one past “Diary” entry (June 1994), he told about using a supersaturated solution of boric acid to treat superficial onychomycosis and, in another (August 1994), he relayed how to make boric acid capsules for...

    Conference Highlights

    Conference Highlights

    Matthew Neff

    (6th International Springfield Symposium) According to the results of two studies, patients receiving galantamine (an investigational drug under review by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration for the treatment of Alzheimer's disease) improved in memory, behavior and ability...

    Tips from Other Journals

    Effects of Exercise Training in Debilitated Elderly Patients

    KARL E. MILLER

    Glucosamine and Knee Pain Associated with Osteoarthritis

    RICHARD SADOVSKY

    Risk Factors for Infection Following Cesarean Delivery

    ANNE D. WALLING

    CHD Risk and Isolated Low HDL Cholesterol Levels

    RICHARD SADOVSKY

    Implantable Defibrillators in Preventing Sudden Death

    JEFFREY T. KIRCHNER

    Sexual Dysfunction Associated with Antidepressant Use

    BARBARA APGAR

    Intrauterine Lidocaine Reduces Pain During Biopsy

    ANNE D. WALLING

    Oral Amiodarone for Recent-Onset Atrial Fibrillation

    RICHARD SADOVSKY

    Efficacy of Antibiotics for Acute Otitis Media

    ANNE D. WALLING

    Preventing Intravascular Catheter-Related Infections

    RICHARD SADOVSKY

    Treatment of Patients with Alzheimer's Disease

    RICHARD SADOVSKY

    Etanercept is Effective for Juvenile Rheumatoid Arthritis

    JEFFREY T. KIRCHNER

    Discussing End-of-Life Care with Patients and Their Families

    GRACE BROOKE HUFFMAN

    Practice Guidelines

    AUA Issues a Policy Report on PSA Monitoring

    Sharon Scott Morey

    The American Urological Association (AUA) has released a policy report on the use of prostate-specific antigen (PSA) in screening for and monitoring of prostate cancer.

    Clinical Briefs

    Clinical Briefs

    Monica Preboth

    Interest in the effects of creatine use by a number of American athletes has led to numerous studies. Many of these studies have produced conflicting findings. The American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM) has published a consensus statement from their scientific roundtable...

    Curbside Consultation

    A Dying Patient, Like Me?

    JAMES HALLENBECK

    When should a physician disclose personal information to a patient, and what do we do when a particular case touches on our own suffering? At a deeper level, how do we deal with our own mortality in caring for the seriously ill and dying?

    Letters to the Editor

    Resources for Evaluating the Elderly Driver

    Adenocarcinoma Arising in Endometriosis

    ROBIN ECKERT, ROBERT ECKERT

    Information from Your Family Doctor

    Polymyalgia Rheumatica

    Polymyalgia rheumatica (PMR) is a disease that causes stiffness in the neck, shoulders and hips. The stiffness is usually worse in the morning. Without treatment, the stiffness and pain can get worse over time.

    Down Syndrome: What You Need to Know When You're Pregnant

    Down syndrome is one of the most common genetic disorders. It's caused by the presence of an extra copy of chromosome number 21. This condition is called trisomy 21.

    Down Syndrome: What You Need to Know When You're Pregnant

    Down syndrome is one of the most common genetic disorders. It's caused by the presence of an extra copy of chromosome number 21. This condition is called trisomy 21.

    Corrections

    Correction



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