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    Common Anorectal Conditions: Part II. Lesions

    JOHN L. PFENNINGER, GEORGE G. ZAINEA

    A variety of anorectal lesions are encountered in family practice, and most can be managed in the office setting.

    Advances in the Treatment of Epilepsy

    SELIM R. BENBADIS, WILLIAM O. TATUM, IV

    In the past decade, significant advances have been made in the diagnosis and treatment of epilepsy. A broader range of treatment options is now available, including new antiepileptic drugs and reformulations of classic drugs.

    Adolescent Idiopathic Scoliosis: Review and Current Concepts

    BRIAN V. REAMY, JOSEPH B. SLAKEY

    New research has given physicians a better understanding of scoliosis, the adolescent spinal deformity most commonly seen in family practice.

    Medications in the Breast-Feeding Mother

    JEANNE P. SPENCER, LUIS S. GONZALEZ, III, DONNA J. BARNHART

    When prescribing drugs for breast-feeding women, physicians must weigh the benefits of the medication for the mother against the usually small potential risk of harm to the infant. Medications that are safe to use in pregnant women may not be safe for nursing infants.

    Inside AFP

    Introducing Margaret Gourlay, M.D., AFP's 2001–02 Editorial Fellow

    Janis Wright

    Each year AFP offers a medical editing fellowship, and this year we're excited to announce that the John C. Rose fellow is Margaret L. Gourlay, M.D., who brings a unique blend of skills in medicine and editing to the position. Dr. Gourlay's nontraditional career path led her...

    Newsletter

    Newsletter

    Rosemarie Sweeney, Matthew Neff

    NCEP Issues New Cholesterol Guidelines | New Clinical Trial to Investigate Treatment Options for Breast Cancer | CDC Advises Physicians to Order Influenza Vaccine Early | Web Site Offers Patients and Physicians Information About High Blood Pressure | CDC Recommends Deferral...

    Quantum Sufficit

    Quantum Sufficit

    Sarah Morgan, Lori Parry

    In the ongoing human effort to adorn our bodies with piercings, we have discovered yet another way to damage ourselves. This time it's with what the British Medical Journal refers to as “high” ear piercing—piercing the ear through the cartilage located in the upper third of...

    Editorials

    Referrals from Scoliosis Screenings

    DAVID L. SKAGGS

    School screening programs for scoliosis remain the subject of considerable controversy.1–7 A recent epidemiologic study7 reported that some children with scoliosis who were identified through screening received treatment but, because screenings have a low positive predictive...

    Diary from a Week in Practice

    Diary from a Week in Practice

    Today, JTL evaluated a 15-monthold toddler who, when JTL first met him at 13 months of age, weighed only 13 lb and was far below the third percentile for weight at that age. In contrast, his two-year-old brother was above the 50th percentile for age in all growth categories....

    Cochrane for Clinicians

    Should We Prescribe Antibiotics for Acute Bronchitis?

    RABIN CHANDRAN

    A 36-year-old man presents with a productive cough of two days' duration with no evidence of sinusitis or pneumonia.

    Photo Quiz

    New-Onset Digital Clubbing

    EUGENE WONG, DAVID MILKES

    A 31-year-old woman with a 10-year history of chronic renal insufficiency secondary to bilateral obstructive hydronephrosis presented for evaluation of pain in the right hip. She had undergone bilateral ureterostomies, but her creatinine level remained chronically elevated....

    Tips from Other Journals

    Galanthamine Slows Cognitive Decline in Alzheimer's Disease

    ANNE D. WALLING

    Artificial Nutritional Support at End of Life: Is It Justifiable?

    GRACE BROOKE HUFFMAN

    Do Menstrual Problems Increase After Tubal Ligation?

    JEFFREY T. KIRCHNER

    Diagnosing Strep Throat: Are There Reliable Clues?

    GRACE BROOKE HUFFMAN

    Preventing Meningococcal Disease in College Students

    GRACE BROOKE HUFFMAN

    Endoscopy vs. Empiric Management for Dyspepsia

    ANNE D. WALLING

    When to Administer Hepatitis A Vaccine to Children

    RICHARD SADOVSKY

    Impact of High-Dose ACE Inhibitors on CHF Treatment

    KARLE. MILLER

    What Happens to Patients After They Have TIAs?

    GRACE BROOKE HUFFMAN

    Practice Guidelines

    ACOG Issues Guidelines on Fetal Macrosomia

    JOANNE CHATFIELD

    The Committee on Practice Bulletins—Obstetrics of the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG) has issued new clinical management guidelines on fetal macrosomia. ACOG Practice Bulletin No. 22, which replaces Technical Bulletin No. 159 issued in September...

    Clinical Briefs

    Clinical Briefs

    Monica Preboth

    Prevention of HIV Infection in Adolescents | ACSM Statement on the Physiology of Aging

    Resident and Student Voice

    Women in Medicine

    SUSAN RIDDLE BRIAN

    Since the beginning of time, women have been healers. Female healers, including hedge-witches and nuns in mediaeval times, the sangoma of southern Africa, the curanderas of New Mexico and shamans in native healing rituals, have impacted the history of the ancient and new...

    Letters to the Editor

    Management of MVP with Antibiotic Prophylaxis

    BARRY D. WEISS

    Information from Your Family Doctor

    What Should I Know About Seizures and Epilepsy?

    Seizure (say this: see-zhure) is a word for abnormal, uncontrollable movements or behaviors that are caused by unusual electric activity in the brain. Epilepsy (say this: ep-il-ep-see) is a word for a group of related disorders. People with epilepsy have seizures over and...

    Corrections

    Corrections

    Corrections



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