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    Treating Onychomycosis

    PHILLIP RODGERS, MARY BASSLER

    Newer and more effective antifungal agents have made onychomycosis easier to treat. Orally administered terbinafine and itraconazole are the therapeutic agents of choice, with fluconazole showing promise based on early efficacy data.

    Disability Prevention Principles in the Primary Care Office

    MICHAEL P. McGRAIL, JR., WILLIAM LOHMAN, ROBERT GORMAN

    Assessment of impairment and subsequent disability in patients seeking sick notes for the workplace is best made on the basis of objective data by use of a biopsychosocial model to ensure that the expression of disability does not mask other unaddressed health, psychologic or...

    Evaluation of Acute Headaches in Adults

    C. RANDALL CLINCH

    Classifying a patient's headache as primary (migraine, tension-type or cluster) or secondary (headache with an organic cause) can facilitate evaluation and management. The family physician's primary task is to determine whether the headache has an organic, potentially life...

    Chronic Vulvovaginal Candidiasis

    PAUL NYIRJESY

    Chronic vulvovaginal symptoms are relatively common occurrences that can be frustrating for the patient and the physician. Establishing a proper diagnosis can lay the foundation for an effective therapeutic plan.

    Early Diagnosis of Dementia

    KAREN S. SANTACRUZ, DANIEL SWAGERTY

    As more treatment options for dementia become available, it will become increasingly important to diagnose dementia at an early stage.

    Inside AFP

    A Changing Landscape for ‘Diary’

    Janis Wright

    For the past nine years, “Diary from a Week in Practice” has been written by contributors from a private practice in Kissimmee, Fla., and coordinated by Walter L. Larimore, M.D., along with John R. Hartman, M.D. The feature, which highlights day-to-day family practice,...

    Newsletter

    Newsletter

    Rosemarie Sweeney, Toni Lapp

    HCFA Offers Answers to Questions on Referral Regulations | HHS Issues Confidentiality Regulations | New Rules Mandate Faster Resolution of HMO Appeals | Family Physicians Eye Legislative Priorities for 2001 | CDC Creates Registries for Childhood Diabetes | Patient Education...

    Quantum Sufficit

    Quantum Sufficit

    Sarah Morgan, Lori Parry

    From the “new year/new diet” file: a British restaurateur asked her chefs their secret to staying slim. They told her that after smelling food all day while it cooked, they lost their appetite. She tested this theory by placing a patch scented with vanilla on her hand; each...

    Editorials

    Mild Cognitive Impairment in the Elderly

    JASON BRANDT

    As physician screening for dementia becomes more widespread, an increasing number of elderly patients will be identified who do not meet the diagnostic criteria for dementia but nonetheless have significant memory impairment. These patients, who have received a variety of...

    Smoking Cessation: Still Looking for a Miracle

    JOHN W. RICHARDSJR.

    My first attempt at instigating smoking cessation was in 1959, when at age nine I tried to convince my mother to quit. Despite our “good rapport” and “repeated visits,” and despite exhausting every known smoking cessation strategy I could muster over the next 36 years, my...

    Diary from a Week in Practice

    Diary from a Week in Practice

    WLL has found that two of his asthmatic patients have pH monitor-proven gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) and with treatment have been able to reduce their asthma attacks and medications. Now the data reveal that despite an absence of symptoms, GERD may be common in...

    Conference Highlights

    Conference Highlights

    Matthew Neff

    Vaccine Program Reduces Referral Rate of Uninsured Children | Inpatient Tobacco Cessation Programs Can Be Effective | Interdisciplinary Approach Helps Patients Lower Cholesterol Levels | Leflunomide Is Effective in the Treatment of Rheumatoid Arthritis

    Family Practice International

    Family Practice International

    Anne D. Walling

    (Great Britain— The Practitioner, November 2000, p. 938.) The most common cause of bad breath in elderly patients is volatile sulfur compounds produced by gram-negative anaerobes in the oral flora. Certain foods can cause changes in breath that last up to 72 hours after...

    Patient Information Collections

    Bronchiolitis and Your Child

    Earaches in Children

    Heart Failure

    Vomiting and Diarrhea in Children

    Coronary Heart Disease: Reducing Your Risk

    Heart Failure

    Practice Guidelines

    AAP Issues Recommendations on Infection Control in Physicians' Offices

    KAREN HELLEKSON

    The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) has issued recommendations for infection control in physicians' offices. These include guidelines for the delivery of health care, standard precautions that should be taken in the physician's office, office design, disinfection and...

    Clinical Briefs

    Clinical Briefs

    Monica Preboth

    AAP Statement on Prenatal Exposure to Alcohol | Use of Hypoallergenic Infant Formulas | FDA Approval of Single-Test for HbA<sub>1c</sub> | NIH Statement on Antenatal Corticosteroids

    Letters to the Editor

    Complying with AAP Lyme Disease Recommendations

    DAVID L. SMITH

    Update on Treatment of Influenza A and B with Tamiflu

    NORMAN J. MONTALTO

    Sildenafil-Simvastatin Interaction: Possible Cause of Rhabdomyolysis?

    CECILIA A. GUTIERREZ

    ‘Generally Safe’ NSAIDs?

    ZACH ROSEN

    Tips from Other Journals

    Five vs. 10 Days of Therapy for Streptococcal Pharyngitis

    JEFFREY T. KIRCHNER

    Estrogen Improves Survival in Older Women with CHF

    KARL E. MILLER

    Inhaled Steroids and the Risk of Death Related to Asthma

    JEFFREY T. KIRCHNER

    Increased Factor VIII Level as a Risk Factor for DVT

    JEFFREY T. KIRCHNER

    Should Labor Be Induced at 41 Weeks of Gestation?

    ANNE D. WALLING

    Test-and-Eradicate Strategy Is Effective for Dyspepsia

    ANNE D. WALLING

    Polycythemia Vera and Essential Thrombocythemia

    GRACE BROOKE HUFFMAN

    Zinc Acetate for the Treatment of the Common Cold

    RICHARD SADOVSKY

    Treatment with Pravastatin and Risk of Stroke

    JEFFREY T. KIRCHNER

    Need for Radiographs in Cases of Shoulder Dislocation

    RICHARD SADOVSKY

    Diagnosing and Managing Ectopic Pregnancy

    RICHARD SADOVSKY

    Omeprazole and Recurrent Bleeding of Peptic Ulcers

    JEFFREY T. KIRCHNER

    Information from Your Family Doctor

    Fungal Infections of Fingernails and Toenails

    A fingernail or toenail infection that is caused by a fungus is called onychomycosis (say: on-ee-koh-my-ko-sis). The infection is more likely in toenails than in fingernails.

    The Signs of Dementia

    Dementia is a brain problem. People with dementia find it hard to remember, learn and communicate. After a while, this makes it hard for them to take care of themselves.



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