• Articles

    HAIR-AN Syndrome: A Multisystem Challenge

    KATHLEEN B. ELMER, RITA M. GEORGE

    Patients with hyperandrogenism, insulin resistance and acanthosis nigricans (HAIR-AN syndrome) are often concerned with the physical manifestations of the disorder, such as virilization and skin lesions.

    Common Anorectal Conditions: Part I. Symptoms and Complaints

    JOHN L. PFENNINGER, GEORGE G. ZAINEA

    Anorectal symptoms and complaints may be caused by a wide spectrum of conditions ranging from benign to serious pathologic lesions.

    Methadone Therapy for Opioid Dependence

    LAURIE LIMPITLAW KRAMBEER, WILLIAM VON MCKNELLY, JR., WILLIAM F. GABRIELLI, JR., ELIZABETH C. PENICK

    Methadone maintenance therapy effectively controls opioid addiction but often must include treatment of infectious diseases and pain management.

    Diagnosis and Management of Osteomyelitis

    PETER J. CAREK, LORI M. DICKERSON, JONATHAN L. SACK

    Acute hematogenous osteomyelitis occurs predominantly in children and usually requires four to six weeks of appropriate antibiotic therapy. Chronic osteomyelitis occurs more often in adults and usually requires antibiotic therapy and debridement.

    Inside AFP

    AFP Wins Two SNAP Excel Awards

    Janis Wright

    AFP has been honored with awards for an article and an editorial published last year, adding to a growing list of editorial coups that we have received in the annual Excel Awards competition sponsored by the Society of National Association Publishers (SNAP). This year's...

    Newsletter

    Newsletter

    Rosemarie Sweeney, Matthew Neff

    Family Physicians Urge Congress to Fund Training Programs | AAFP Member Selected for National Veterans Affairs Task Force | NMHA Launches Campaign for Children’s Mental Health | Uniform Set of Diabetes Outcome Measures Is Released | NIAID Announces Plan to Battle Leading...

    Quantum Sufficit

    Quantum Sufficit

    Sarah Morgan, Lori Parry

    While studying patients with chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS), researchers at the University of Alabama at Birmingham found that it may be related to fibromyalgia. The study shows that patients with CFS have higher levels of blood flowing through parts of the brain associated...

    Editorials

    Methadone Maintenance

    SHARON STANCLIFF

    The development of addiction remains poorly understood, but evidence now supports the proposition that opioid addiction has a physiologic basis influenced by both genetics and the environment. Much addiction research has focused on an apparent “reward pathway” of the...

    Medical Surveillance: The Role of the Family Physician

    ROBERT J. MCCUNNEY

    Medical surveillance is a term with a variety of synonyms, including medical monitoring. Medical surveillance is designed to detect early adverse health effects associated with certain work duties, such as exposure to occupational hazards.1 It serves as the proverbial safety...

    Please Don't Call Me ‘Provider’

    ROBERT B.TAYLOR

    Recently I received a memo: “Provider Meeting: All PCPs should attend.” I don't know about you, but I am fed up with being called a “provider.” Yes, I know, I provide medical care to my patients. And “provider” is part of “primary care provider,” or PCP.

    Diary from a Week in Practice

    Diary from a Week in Practice

    This past week, JTL was asked, at the last minute, to fill in for a grand rounds presentation for fellow staff physicians at the local hospital. Choosing the topic of natural hormonal therapies, JTL shared with his diverse audience (radiologists, general surgeons, urologists,...

    Conference Highlights

    Conference Highlights

    Joanne E. Chatfield

    Study Indicates Omalizumab Is Effective for Allergic Asthma | Low-Dose SSRI Is Promising in Treatment of Major Depressive Episodes | Parecoxib Reduces Pain Following Total Hip Replacement | Parecoxib Is Effective Pain Control After Knee Surgery | Benefit of IL-2 Therapy in...

    Family Practice International

    Family Practice International

    Anne D. Walling

    (Canada—Canadian Family Physician, February 2001, p. 263.) Marijuana contains more than 400 chemicals and the relative proportion of the various pharmacologically active ingredients varies. Studies on the effects prenatal maternal marijuana use has on the developing child are...

    Practice Guidelines

    AHA Recommendations for the Management of Intracranial Aneurysms

    Sharon Scott Morey

    The American Heart Association (AHA) has formulated recommendations for the management of unruptured intracranial aneurysms. The guidelines are intended to serve as a framework for the development of treatments and for future research.

    Clinical Briefs

    Clinical Briefs

    Monica Preboth

    Preoperative Autologous Blood Donation | Warning Against Concomitant Use of Heparin Products | AAP Statement on Molecular Genetic Testing in Children | ASHA Web Site on Communication Disorders | Coexisting Diseases in Hospitalized Patients | Antiretroviral Approved for Use in...

    Letters to the Editor

    Osteoporosis in Men

    Tips from Other Journals

    Depression and Cognitive Functioning in the Elderly

    KARL E. MILLER

    Weight Loss Improves Asthmatic Pulmonary Status

    JEFFREY T. KIRCHNER

    Increasing Low Levels of High-Density Lipoprotein

    RICHARD SADOVSKY

    Croup: Intramuscular or Oral Steroid Treatment?

    GRACE BROOKE HUFFMAN

    Is Undiagnosed Diabetes Associated with CAD?

    RICHARD SADOVSKY

    Magnesium and Outcomes in Children with Acute Asthma

    RICHARD SADOVSKY

    Using Migraine Prophylaxis in Adult Patients

    RICHARD SADOVSKY

    Patients' Perspectives in Breast Cancer Surgery Choice

    ANNE D. WALLING

    Tobacco, Alcohol Use Increase Risk of Hospitalization

    RICHARD SADOVSKY

    Zanamivir Is Effective as Prophylaxis Against Influenza

    JEFFREY T. KIRCHNER

    Regional Anesthesia Reduces Operation-Related Mortality

    ANNE D. WALLING

    ACE Inhibitors vs. Calcium Antagonists in Reducing Stroke

    ANNE D. WALLING

    Venlafaxine and Hot Flushes in Breast Cancer Survivors

    ANNE D. WALLING

    Corrections

    Corrections



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