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    Evaluation and Differential Diagnosis of Dyspareunia

    LORI J. HEIM

    Painful intercourse frequently results from a combination of physical and psychologic factors. Descriptors of the pain and its location assist the physician in reaching a diagnosis.

    Management of Group A Beta-Hemolytic Streptococcal Pharyngitis

    CYNTHIA S. HAYES, HAROLD WILLIAMSON, JR.

    Oral penicillin remains the drug of choice in most clinical situations. Effective alternatives are available for patients with penicillin allergy, compliance issues or penicillin treatment failure.

    Prevention and Treatment of Dog Bites

    R. JOHN PRESUTTI

    Wound assessment, copious irrigation and appropriate choice of antibiotics are essential measures to prevent infection associated with dog bite injuries.

    Conduct Disorder: Diagnosis and Treatment in Primary Care

    H. RUSSELL SEARIGHT, FRED ROTTNEK, STACEY L. ABBY

    The primary diagnostic symptoms of conduct disorder include aggression to people or animals, deliberate property damage or destruction, repeated violation of household or school rules, and persistent lying to avoid consequences or obtain tangible goods or privileges. To make...

    Reducing Readmissions for Congestive Heart Failure

    ROBERT E. HOYT, LESTER SHAWN BOWLING

    All physicians who care for patients with congestive heart failure should be knowledgeable about the new drugs and strategies for the treatment of congestive heart failure that have been introduced in the past five years. They can help reduce the need for hospitalization of...

    Inside AFP

    Peer Review: Continuing an AFP Tradition

    Janis Wright

    Probably only the most scrutinizing eye would pick out the subtle change on the cover of AFP that appeared a couple of issues ago. If you'll look at the line just under the journal name, you'll see we've added two small words to the phrase “published by the American Academy...

    Newsletter

    Newsletter

    Rosemarie Sweeney, Toni Lapp

    New Guidelines Address Antibiotic Resistance Problem | Vaccine Shortage Prompts AAFP to Update Policy | HRSA Awards More Than $500 Million for HIV/AIDS Care | APA Director Joins Senators to Introduce Parity Legislation | AAFP Announces Support for Patient-Protection Bill |...

    Quantum Sufficit

    Quantum Sufficit

    Sarah Morgan, Lori Parry

    Say what? The equator doesn't run through Tucson and Tallahassee. And the Statue of Liberty isn't left-handed. However, if you looked at a physical-science textbook widely used by middle school students, you might think so, according to a North Carolina State University...

    Editorials

    Heart Failure, Diastolic Dysfunction and the Role of the Family Physician

    KEN GRAUER

    The message conveyed in the article by Hoyt and Bowling1 in this issue of American Family Physician is clear: heart failure is increasingly becoming a major reason older adults are admitted to hospitals. The morbidity and mortality associated with heart failure is alarmingly...

    Group Beta-Hemolytic Streptococcal Pharyngitis

    KENNETH BROMBERG

    In a review of group A beta-hemolytic streptococcal pharyngitis in this issue of American Family Physician, Hayes and Williamson1 provide readers with some controversy. After discussing the uncontroversial epidemiology, diagnosis and therapy, the authors end with a prediction...

    Diary from a Week in Practice

    Diary from a Week in Practice

    As family physicians, we're supposed to be experts in the area of preventive medicine. The trouble is, all the ways to prevent catastrophe are not known. Today, JRH was examining a woman who had been in an automobile crash. She was driving 60 to 70 miles per hour in the rain...

    Conference Highlights

    Conference Highlights

    Matthew Neff

    Augmentin ES Eradicates Bacteria Causing Ear Infection | Synvisc Effective Treatment for Knee and Hip Osteoarthritis | Bacteria That Cause UTI Most Susceptible to Ciprofloxacin

    Tips from Other Journals

    Beta Blockers and Severe Congestive Heart Failure

    RICHARD SADOVSKY

    Improving Functional Ability in Patients with Cachexia

    RICHARD SADOVSKY

    Primary Care Follow-Up in Breast Cancer Survivors

    JEFFREY T. KIRCHNER

    Glyburide and Insulin in Gestational Diabetes

    JEFFREY T. KIRCHNER

    Inhaled Steroids in Children Do Not Affect Future Growth

    JEFFREY T. KIRCHNER

    Secondary Prevention of TIA and Stroke

    RICHARD SADOVSKY

    Hand Hygiene During Routine Patient Care Is Important

    ANNE D. WALLING

    Effect of Gingko Therapy in Elderly Persons with Dementia

    GRACE BROOKE HUFFMAN

    Management of Patients Taking Warfarin

    GRACE BROOKE HUFFMAN

    Family Practice International

    Family Practice International

    Anne D. Walling

    (Canada—Canadian Family Physician, October 2000, p. 2061, 2147.) Since its release in October 1998, more than 5 million copies of Canada's “Physical Activity Guide to Healthy Active Living” have been distributed. The guide is part of an intensive campaign to decrease the...

    Practice Guidelines

    PHS Updates Smoking Cessation Guideline

    Sharon Scott Morey

    The Public Health Service of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services has released an update of the 1996 smoking cessation guideline that was developed by the Agency for Health Care Policy and Research (now called the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality [AHRQ])...

    Clinical Briefs

    Clinical Briefs

    Monica Preboth

    Life-Sustaining Treatment for Abused Children | AAP Statement on Non-School-Based Education | Update on Folic Acid Intake in Women of Childbearing Age | FDA Primer for Physicians on the Diagnosis and Management of Foodborne Illness | Fluoxetine for Premenstrual Dysphoric...

    Letters to the Editor

    Comments on Management of the Drug-Seeking Patient

    Information from Your Family Doctor

    Dyspareunia: What it Might Mean for You

    Dyspareunia (say: dis-par-oon-ya) is painful sexual intercourse. It can have many causes. It is important to talk to your doctor if you have this problem because there are effective treatments for many of the causes.

    Strep Throat

    Strep throat is an infection caused by bacteria.

    Preventing Dog Bites

    Most dogs will never bite anyone. However, any dog may bite if it feels threatened. Children are the most common victims of dog bites. Infants and young children should never be left alone with a dog.

    How to Stay Out of the Hospital if You Have Congestive Heart Failure

    Your heart has lost some ability to pump blood. This can cause shortness of breath, weakness and fluid retention. Congestive heart failure (CHF) is serious, but many treatments can help you feel better. If you know a lot about CHF, you have a good chance of staying out of the...



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