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    Ambulatory Management of Burns

    ERIC D. MORGAN, SCOTT C. BLEDSOE, JANE BARKER

    A systematic approach to burn care focuses on the six “Cs”: clothing, cooling, cleaning, chemoprophylaxis, covering and comforting (i.e., pain relief). Follow-up care is important to assess patients for infection, healing and ability to provide proper wound care.

    The Undescended Testicle: Diagnosis and Management

    STEVEN G. DOCIMO, RICHARD I. SILVER, WILLIAM CROMIE

    Early diagnosis and management of the undescended testicle are important for preserving fertility and improving early detection of testicular malignancy.

    Leukocytosis: Basics of Clinical Assessment

    NEIL ABRAMSON, BECKY MELTON

    Increased white blood cell counts are usually the result of normal bone marrow reacting to inflammation or infection. Other causes include medications, splenectomy, hemolytic anemia and underlying bone marrow disorders.

    Acute Brachial Plexus Neuritis: An Uncommon Cause of Shoulder Pain

    JIMMY D. MILLER, STEPHANIE PRUITT, THOMAS J. MCDONALD

    Patients with acute brachial plexus neuritis are often misdiagnosed with cervical radiculopathy. Differentiation of the two conditions is important to avoid improper treatment.

    Adult ADHD: Evaluation and Treatment in Family Medicine

    H. RUSSELL SEARIGHT, JOHN M. BURKE, FRED ROTTNEK

    Diagnosis of attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder in adults is challenging and requires focussing on early development and symptoms of inattention, distractibility, impulsivity and emotional lability.

    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.

    Inside AFP

    The Academy and AFP Part with a Friend

    Janis Wright

    Last week the staff of AFP and the AAFP learned of the death of one of our long-time colleagues, R. Michael “Tubie” Miller, J.D., the Academy's deputy executive vice president. Mr. Miller, 57, died of a heart attack while outdoors on an unseasonably cold October Sunday in...

    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

    Sarah Morgan, Lori Parry

    Investing in a good crib for your infant could be a priceless step when it comes to saving your baby's life. A study published in the September issue of Pediatrics electronic pages shows that babies who are put to bed on improper surfaces have a greater risk of dying....

    Policy Center One-Pager

    The Importance of Primary Care Physicians as the Usual Source of Healthcare in the Achievement of Prevention Goals

    Having a usual source of care enhances achieving clinical prevention goals for children and adults. There is room for improvement, and differences between the practices of internists and family physicians suggest that slightly longer visits and having health insurance might...

    Medicine and Society

    Healthy People 2010: The Role of Family Physicians in Addressing Health Disparities

    ALLEN L. HIXON, RONALD W. CHAPMAN

    The collaboration between family medicine and public health is a crucial link in efforts to bring the benefits of health care to all Americans. Healthy People 2010,1 recently released by the U.S. Surgeon General and the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, provides...

    Editorials

    ADHD in Adults: A Commentary

    STEVEN R. PLISZKA

    In this issue, Searight and colleagues1 focus on an area of growing importance to primary care practitioners: the diagnosis and treatment of attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) in adults. This disorder was once considered a childhood condition with few adult...

    Relationships and Routines in Preventive Service Delivery

    KURT C. STANGE

    The “Policy Center One-Pager” published in this issue1 contains take-home lessons for family physicians and challenges for policy makers. The study cited in the report found that children and adults with a usual source of care were more likely to have received preventive...

    Diary from a Week in Practice

    Diary from a Week in Practice

    WLL believes the Internet is providing the general public with invaluable and incredible access to medical information. Unfortunately, it has also become the vehicle of choice for the unethical purveyors of unending medical legends, quackery and unscrupulous medical advice....

    Photo Quiz

    A Lesion That Should Raise Suspicion

    RONALD B. POHLMAN

    Photo Quiz presents readers with a clinical challenge based on a photograph or other image.

    Family Practice International

    Family Practice International

    Anne D. Walling

    (Canada—Canadian Family Physician, April 2000, p. 805.) Primary idiopathic retinal vasculitis (Eales disease) is a rare condition that usually affects men between 20 and 45 years of age in developing countries. Patients present with floaters and diminished visual acuity. On...

    Practice Guidelines

    Guidelines on Migraine: Part 3. Recommendations for Individual Drugs

    SHARON SCOTT MOREY

    The U.S. Headache Consortium guidelines on the pharmacologic management of acute migraine include recommendations for individual drugs. The headache consortium developed efficacy and safety profiles of each drug.

    Clinical Briefs

    Clinical Briefs

    Monica Preboth

    The Committee on Sports Medicine and Fitness of the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) has released a statement on the potential risks of intensive training and sports specialization among young athletes. The AAP statement appears in the July 2000 issue of Pediatrics.

    Curbside Consultation

    A Doctor Who Is Blamed for a Patient's Condition

    FORREST LANG

    A 55-year-old patient who is the mother of six grown children uses alcohol to soothe herself and seems generally annoyed. She has been my patient for 15 years but has never expressed any warmth toward me. She only allows minimal care, has told me little about herself and has...

    Multimedia Review

    Multimedia Review

    GREGORY BROTZMAN

    Web Review | Book Review | Also Received

    Letters to the Editor

    Screening for Domestic Violence

    F. STEVEN LAND

    Acute Gastroenteritis in Children

    Tips from Other Journals

    Managing Head Lice in Children and All Household Members

    RICHARD SADOVSKY

    Alternating Antipyretics for Treatment of Fever in Children

    GRACE BROOKE HUFFMAN

    Ophthalmic Drugs for Patients with Allergic Conjunctivitis

    BARBARA APGAR

    Gallbladder Disease in Women Receiving ERT

    BARBARA APGAR

    Rectal Methohexital Sedation for Pediatric CT Imaging

    GRACE BROOKE HUFFMAN

    Clonidine Reduces Tamoxifen-Induced Hot Flushes

    RICHARD SADOVSKY

    Kawasaki Disease vs. Acute Adenoviral Infection

    JEFFREY T. KIRCHNER

    Rofecoxib and Diclofenac in the Treatment of Osteoarthritis

    JEFFREY T. KIRCHNER

    Use of Opiate Analgesics for Acute Abdominal Pain

    JIM NUOVO

    Combination Therapy Effective in Chronic Depression

    JEFFREY T. KIRCHNER

    Do Antibiotics Reduce Relapse of COPD Exacerbations?

    JEFFREY T. KIRCHNER

    Bacterial Vaginosis Associated with Urinary Tract Infections

    ANNE D. WALLING

    Spironolactone Reduces the Risk of Ventricular Arrhythmia in CHF

    RICHARD SADOVSKY

    High-Fiber Diet Helps Patients with Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus

    JEFFREY T. KIRCHNER

    Information from Your Family Doctor

    Taking Care of Burns

    You can get burned by heat and fire, radiation, sunlight, electricity or chemicals. There are three degrees of burns:

    Preventing Burns at Home

    You can prevent sunburns by not going outside in the sun for more than 15 to 20 minutes at a time. Use a sunscreen with an SPF (skin protection factor) of 15 or higher. Wear protective clothing (like a hat, a long-sleeved shirt and long pants) if you have to stay out in the...

    The Undescended Testicle

    Testicles are part of the male body. They make male hormones and sperm. Usually both testicles are inside the scrotum. While boy babies are still growing inside the uterus, the testicles are inside the abdomen. They usually move down into the scrotum just before or just after...

    When Adults Have ADHD

    Attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder is also called ADHD. People with ADHD are hyperactive or distracted most of the time. Even when they try to concentrate, they find it hard to pay attention.

    Diabetes: How Do I Know if I Have it?

    Diabetes is a disease that occurs when your body doesn't make enough of a hormone called insulin, or if your body doesn't use insulin the right way. If left untreated, it may result in blindness, heart attacks, strokes, kidney failure and amputations. Only half of the people...

    Diabetic Neuropathy: What Can I Do About it?

    Diabetic neuropathy is a kind of nerve damage that happens in people who have diabetes. This damage reduces the ability of the nerves to carry messages to the brain and other parts of the body. Diabetic neuropathy can affect the following:

    Diabetes: Flexible Insulin Regimens for People with Type 1 Diabetes

    Insulin is a hormone that controls the level of sugar (also called glucose) in your body. When you have type 1 diabetes, your body doesn't make enough insulin. This causes sugar to build up in your blood. Over time, high blood sugar levels can cause serious health problems,...

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