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    Exercise-Induced Anaphylaxis and Urticaria

    ROBERT G. HOSEY, PETER J. CAREK, ALVIN GOO

    Exercise-induced anaphylaxis and urticaria can be differentiated on the basis of urticarial morphology, reproducibility, progression to anaphylaxis and response to passive warming. Acute and long-term management may include life-style changes, cessation of exercise and use of...

    Anemia in Children

    JOSEPH J. IRWIN, JEFFREY T. KIRCHNER

    Anemia in children has many causes. In most cases, a thorough history and a limited laboratory evaluation will help the physician determine the specific etiology.

    Spironolactone in Left-Sided Heart Failure: How Does It Fit In?

    KATHERINE L. MARGO, GARY LUTTERMOSER, ALLEN F. SHAUGHNESSY

    Spironolactone has been shown to reduce mortality in patients with class IV left-sided heart failure. This inexpensive treatment is taken once a day and has few side effects.

    Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder: Management

    MICHAEL L. SZYMANSKI, ADAM ZOLOTOR

    Attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder is the most common psychiatric problem during childhood, affecting approximately 5 percent of the population. Current treatment recommendations include a multimodal approach involving parents, teachers, school system and counseling...

    Groin Injuries in Athletes

    VINCENT MORELLI, VICTORIA SMITH

    Early diagnosis and proper treatment are important to prevent groin injuries from becoming chronic and potentially career-limiting.

    Inside AFP

    How AFP Editors Are Grown

    Janis Wright

    AFP has two basic kinds of editors on staff: editors with medical degrees whose primary responsibility is overseeing medical content, and professional wordsmith editors with backgrounds in English or journalism rather than medicine. The two types of editors exist...

    Newsletter

    Newsletter

    Rosemarie Sweeney, Matthew Neff

    CDC Updates Status of Influenza Vaccine Supply for 2001–2002 | HHS Sends Emergency Pharmaceutical Supplies to New York City | Alaska Physician Chosen AAFP Family Physician of the Year | AAFP's Walter H. Kemp Award Presented to Two Family Physicians

    Quantum Sufficit

    Quantum Sufficit

    Lori Parry

    Here is a definite “Ewww…” item. The Princess of Wales Hospital in Bridgend, England, was awarded the Queen's Award for Enterprise this year, according to an item in the British Medical Journal. The biosurgical research unit at the hospital was given the award for producing...

    Policy Center One-Pager

    Trumping Professional Roles: Collaboration of Nurse Practitioners and Physicians for a Better U.S. Health Care System

    Professional turf battles have yielded variations in the scope of practice for nurse practitioners (NPs) that obstruct collaboration with physicians that would enhance patient care. Patients would be better served if NPs and physicians worked together to develop better...

    Editorials

    Eliminating Health Disparities: Our Mission, Our Vision, Our Cause

    JIMMIE H. SMITH, JR.

    In 1900, life expectancy in the United States was 47.6 years for whites and 33.0 years for non-whites (mainly blacks).1 By 1998, life expectancy had risen to 77.3 years for whites and 71.3 years for blacks.2 Clearly, advances in medical science, sanitation, nutrition, work...

    Diary from a Week in Practice

    Diary from a Week in Practice

    ER, a third-year medical student, left an examination room with a concerned look on her face. “I'm worried about this 11-month-old baby boy,” she explained to PO, the clinic attending physician. “He's very fussy, and has a 102°F fever, but I really cannot find anything to...

    Tips from Other Journals

    Systemic Corticosteroid Use in COPD Exacerbation

    KARL E. MILLER

    Does Inguinal Hernia Repair Affect Sexual Function?

    ANNE D. WALLING

    What Is Optimal Strategy in Diagnosing Ectopic Pregnancy?

    ANNE D. WALLING

    Pharmacotherapy Following Electroconvulsive Therapy

    GRACE BROOKE HUFFMAN

    Treating H. pylori in Patients with Nonulcer Dyspepsia

    RICHARD SADOVSKY

    Office-Based Intervention Can Increase Vaccination Rates

    KARL E. MILLER

    Anxiety Disorders and Association with Chest Pain in Women

    KARL E. MILLER

    Trastuzumab (Herceptin) for Metastatic Breast Cancer

    BILL ZEPF

    Amiodarone Therapy Benefits Elderly Heart Surgery Patients

    ANNE D. WALLING

    Low-Level Heat Therapy for Treatment of Dysmenorrhea

    ANNE D. WALLING

    TMP-SMX for Treatment of Acute Otitis Media

    RICHARD SADOVSKY

    Trans Fatty Acid Intake and Coronary Heart Disease Risk

    ANNE D. WALLING

    Drug Resistance Testing to Guide HIV Therapy

    BILL ZEPF

    Increased Blood Pressure and Working in Late Pregnancy

    ANNE D. WALLING

    Evaluation and Management of Lymphedema

    GRACE BROOKE HUFFMAN

    Diagnosis and Treatment of Venous Stasis Ulcers

    BILL ZEPF

    Neurologic Abnormalities in Early HIV Infection

    ANNE D. WALLING

    Is Depression a Risk Factor for Cardiac Mortality?

    KARL E. MILLER

    Family Practice International

    Family Practice International

    Anne D. Walling

    (Great Britain— The Practitioner, May 2001, p. 445.) Insulin resistance and type 2 diabetes are highly prevalent in people from the Indian subcontinent who reside in Western countries. Of Indo-Asian people who have immigrated to the United Kingdom, it is estimated that about...

    Practice Guidelines

    AAP Statement on Sports Participation in Children and Adolescents

    MONICA PREBOTH

    The Committee on Sports Medicine and Fitness of the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) has issued a position statement on medical conditions that affect sports participation in children and adolescents. This statement, which replaces a previous AAP statement published in...

    Clinical Briefs

    Clinical Briefs

    Monica Preboth

    AAP Statement on Falls in Children | Noninvasive Glucose Monitoring System | ISMP Warning About Dose Abbreviations | SmokeLess States Issues Statement on Women and Smoking

    Letters to the Editor

    Cardiovascular Screening of Student Athletes

    Information from Your Family Doctor

    Hives and Exercise–What It Means and What to Do

    Hives or “welts” is a skin reaction that is usually red and itchy. Hives are usually raised, flat bumps that are more red around the edge than in the middle. Hives may also look like red spots, blotches or blisters. They can occur on any part of the body. In some people,...

    What Should I Know About Heart Failure?

    Heart failure means your heart does not pump enough blood. Your heart doesn't work well because the heart muscle is weak. Many illnesses can cause heart failure, including heart attacks, leaky heart valves and cardiomyopathies.

    Corrections

    Correction

    An item in “Practice Guidelines” entitled “AHA Recommendations for the Management of Intracranial Aneurysms” (June 15, 2001, page 2465) contained an error. Aneurysms that are 10 mm or smaller have a rupture rate of 0.5 percent per year.



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