• Articles

    Common Infections in Older Adults

    CHARLES P. MOUTON, ORALIA V. BAZALDUA, BARBARA PIERCE, DAVID V. ESPINO

    Infection in older adults is more difficult to diagnose because the symptoms are often atypical. Early detection and treatment are crucial, considering the greater risk for morbid outcomes in the elderly.

    Sleep Disorders and Sleep Problems in Childhood

    C. CAROLYN THIEDKE

    Helping parents resolve a child's sleep problem is satisfying for a family physician and worth time spent taking a careful history.

    Evaluation of Incidental Renal and Adrenal Masses

    JAMES C. HIGGINS, JAMES M. FITZGERALD

    Incidental renal cysts may be categorized as simple benign cysts, probable benign cysts, indeterminate or complex cystic lesions and clearly malignant cystic masses. Size and “functioning” are key features in the evaluation of incidental adrenal cysts.

    Management of Suspected Fetal Macrosomia

    MARK A. ZAMORSKI, WENDY S. BIGGS

    Prediction of fetal macrosomia is difficult, and the vast majority of macrosomic infants will have a favorable outcome. Elective induction of labor or cesarean section for suspected macrosomia is not recommended.

    Effective Use of Statins to Prevent Coronary Heart Disease

    MICHAEL A. CROUCH

    By identifying patients with elevated levels of low-density lipoprotein and instituting appropriate lipid-lowering therapy, family physicians could help prevent cardiovascular events and deaths in many patients.

    Sporotrichoid Lymphocutaneous Infections: Etiology, Diagnosis and Therapy

    ELLIS H. TOBIN, WILLIAM W. JIH

    Sporotrichoid lymphocutaneous infection is characterized by distal cutaneous microbial inoculation associated with inflamed lymphangitic nodules progressing up an extremity. A variety of microorganisms can cause this syndrome.

    Inside AFP

    The Voice of Residents and Students in AFP

    Janis Wright

    Residents and students have a special place in AFP, and I'm not just referring to the department called “Resident and Student Voice.” Let me explain. “Resident and Student Voice,” or RSV, is a department of essays on clinical or other topics that is scheduled to appear four...

    Newsletter

    Newsletter

    Rosemarie Sweeney, Toni Lapp

    AHRQ Receives 36 Percent Increase in Funding | Public Voices Concern About Medical Errors | Health Experts Hope to Raise Awareness of Anemia | South African Organization to Host WONCA Meeting | Shalala Will Make Move from HHS to Academia | Pisacano Foundation Names Recipients...

    Quantum Sufficit

    Quantum Sufficit

    Sarah Morgan, Lori Parry

    From the “How Do I Get a Job Like That?” file: Folks at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention are watching daytime television. According to an article published recently in American Medical News, the CDC is giving daytime dramas (soap operas) credit for informing...

    Editorials

    Our Role as Family Physicians in Vaccine Safety

    RICHARD K. ZIMMERMAN, RICHARD D. CLOVER

    The success of the childhood immunization initiative in the United States is clearly demonstrated by the low incidence of vaccine-preventable diseases. With the widespread use of vaccines in the United States and the near-eradication of many childhood diseases that were...

    Increasing the Success of Antihypertensive Therapy

    EDWARD D. FREIS

    Hypertension is the leading cause of patient visits to primary physicians.1 However, there is reason for concern about how effectively this common condition is being treated. A recent national survey2 found that only 27 percent of patients had their blood pressure reduced to...

    Diary from a Week in Practice

    Diary from a Week in Practice

    A pediatrician in our area recommends that his asthmatic patients use an antihistamine from overseas (ketotifen) to keep asthma attacks down in the winter. Last winter, several patients who transferred into WLL's practice had used this anecdotal suggestion. The moms involved...

    Conference Highlights

    Conference Highlights

    Matthew Neff

    Study Examines Delivery of Reproductive Health Services to Adolescents | Some Physicians May Need Education to Manage Alzheimer's Disease | Multidisciplinary Education Is Helpful for Medical Students | Physician Compliance with Asthma Guidelines Is Less Than Optimal | Study...

    Tips from Other Journals

    Diagnosis of Acute Appendicitis in Children

    RICHARD SADOVSKY

    Oral Therapy for the Treatment of Onychomycosis

    JEFFREY T. KIRCHNER

    Pap Smears of Low Yield Following Hysterectomy

    JEFFREY T. KIRCHNER

    Evaluating and Managing Heart Failure with LVH

    JIM NUOVO

    Detection of Colon Cancer with a Magnetic Resonance Technique

    JIM NUOVO

    Treatment for Benign Paroxysmal Positional Vertigo

    JIM NUOVO

    Can Family Support Improve Stroke Recovery?

    KARL E. MILLER

    Bacteremic Urinary Tract Infection in Children

    RICHARD SADOVSKY

    Does Risperidone Induce Persistent Tardive Dyskinesia?

    KARL E. MILLER

    Hot-Water Balloon Thermoablation for BPH

    KARL E. MILLER

    Chronic Corticosteroid Use in Patients with COPD

    JIM NUOVO

    Using the Glitazones to Manage Diabetes

    RICHARD SADOVSKY

    Are There Any Effective Treatments for Infant Colic?

    GRACE BROOKE HUFFMANN

    Family Practice International

    Family Practice International

    Anne D. Walling

    (Australia—Australian Family Physician, July 2000, p. 631.) While immunization has greatly reduced the incidence of rubella, physicians must still be aware that this disease can be disastrous during pregnancy. The infection is frequently subclinical; if symptoms occur, they...

    Practice Guidelines

    ACIP Issues Updated Recommendations for Polio Vaccine

    SHARON SCOTT MOREY

    The Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP) has released background information and the rationale for the recommendations on the exclusive use of inactivated poliovirus vaccine (IPV). The report appears in the May 19, 2000 issue of the Recommendations and Reports...

    Clinical Briefs

    Clinical Briefs Patients

    Monica Preboth

    Medication Errors in Pediatric Patients | Education of Children with HIV Infection | FDA Approval of New Indication for Oseltamivir | Prevention of All-Terrain Vehicle Injury | New Guide Provides Spanish-Speaking Patients with Disease and Health Care Information | ACSM...

    Resident and Student Voice

    Deep Waters

    SCOTT C. CONLEY

    “Let me warn you before we go into the next room,” the physician whispered, “this woman is crazy!”

    Multimedia Review

    Multimedia Review

    JEFFREY T. KIRCHNER

    As the owner of several major texts on infectious disease, I was quite interested in reviewing another entry in the field. My initial impression was that Root's first edition of Clinical Infectious Diseases: A Practical Approach, was being published as a potential competitor...

    Letters to the Editor

    Behavioral Medicine in Patients with MVP

    JOSEPH H. MCCOY

    A Plan for Patients Who Wish to Quit Smoking

    ROBERT M. WEBSTER

    Diagnostic Curettage in the Evaluation of Ectopic Pregnancy

    Smoking and Age-Related Macular Degeneration

    Information from Your Family Doctor

    Kidney Cysts

    Your kidneys remove waste products from your blood. They do this by filtering the blood and making urine.

    Goals for Lowering Your Cholesterol

    A high cholesterol level can increase your risk of having a heart attack or stroke. You have an even higher risk if you also have other risk factors, such as:



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