J. DAVID OSGUTHORPE
Adult rhinosinusitis includes four subtypes: acute, recurrent acute, subacute and chronic. Sinusitis is one of the primary reasons for antibiotic prescriptions and lost productivity at work. Family physicians should be aware of the variety of treatment modalities.
GOWRI ANANDARAJAH, ELLEN HIGHT
Studies indicate that there is a correlation between spirituality and health outcomes. The HOPE questions provide a format to incorporate consideration of a patient's spirituality into medical practice.
MICHAEL W. WOLFE, TIM L. UHL, CARL G. MATTACOLA, LELAND C. MCCLUSKEY
Early mobilization is critical for the rehabilitation of grades I and II ankle sprains. Complete ligament tears (grade III sprains) may require surgical management.
ALEX H. KRIST
Current therapies can decrease the vertical transmission rate of human immunodeficiency virus from 30 to 40 percent to less than 5 percent. Early detection through aggressive screening programs is necessary to initiate therapy at the time when the benefits to infant health...
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In some areas of the United States, up to 90 percent of patients rely on religion for comfort or strength during times of serious illness. Religious coping behaviors include prayer, inspirational reading, participating in worship services and seeking support from clergy or...
RICHARD P. SLOAN, EMILIA BAGIELLA
In the general public and within medicine, interest in the possibility that religious and spiritual activity may confer health benefits is increasing, as the article by Anandarajah and Hight1 in this issue of American Family Physician clearly demonstrates. The empiric support...
WALTER L. LARIMORE
A survey of 296 family physicians at a 1996 meeting of the American Academy of Family Physicians (AAFP) revealed that 99 percent believe that religious beliefs can heal, and 75 percent believe that others' prayers can promote healing.1 Another survey of family physicians in...
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Anne D. Walling
(Great Britain—The Practitioner, July 2000, p. 608.) All forms of serous otitis media, or “glue ear,” resolve spontaneously, but may take several months. Spontaneous resolution is particularly likely in the summer months; the incidence of glue ear in children falls from 20...
RICHARD KENT ZIMMERMAN
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The frustration of the physician who wrote this case scenario is real, and many physicians experience this frustration in their practices. Physicians receive forms from various disability-granting agencies requesting information regarding the initiation or perpetuation of...
CHRISTOPHER M. MAENDEL
RICHARD W. SUMRALL
Spirituality is the way you find meaning, hope, comfort and inner peace in your life. Many people find spirituality through religion. Some find it through music, art or a connection with nature. Others find it in their values and principles.
HIV disease is a serious infection with no cure. Keeping your baby from getting infected can help your baby live a normal life. That is why it is important to know if you have HIV. If you have HIV, it will change the way your doctor cares for you while you are pregnant. Your...
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