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    Work-Related Asthma

    SAMI YOUAKIM

    Work-related asthma includes at-work aggravation of preexisting asthma and new-onset asthma induced by occupational exposure. An important step in the diagnosis is recognition by the physician of the relationship of the illness to work conditions.

    Gastroesophageal Reflux in Infants and Children

    ANDREW D. JUNG

    Gastroesophageal reflux is common in infants and children, while true disease is far less common.

    Quinupristin-Dalfopristin: A New Antibiotic for Severe Gram-Positive Infections

    JOHN P. MANZELLA

    Quinupristin-dalfopristin, the first formulation of the streptogramin class of antibiotics, has activity against a range of gram-positive bacteria that are usually resistant to other agents, including vancomycin-resistant Enterococcus faecium.

    Psychodermatology: The Mind and Skin Connection

    JOHN KOO, ANDREW LEBWOHL

    Family physicians are in an ideal position to help patients who have psychiatric disorders with skin manifestations and skin disorders that cause or are exacerbated by stress.

    Inside AFP

    New Contributions for ‘Putting Prevention into Practice’

    Janis Wright

    In this issue, AFP is restarting its series called “Putting Prevention into Practice: An Evidence-Based Approach.” On page 1881 you’ll find the first of a new batch of prevention-focused case studies. This piece, called “Counseling for Tobacco Cessation,” is written by Martin...

    Newsletter

    Newsletter

    Rosemarie Sweeney, Matthew Neff

    AAFP Encourages Physicians to Urge Congress to Freeze Medicare Payment Rate | $1.5 Billion Requested to Help HHS Combat National Bioterrorism | Consensus Statement Released on Family Physicians' Role in Pain Management | Robert Graham Policy Center Relocates Offices

    Quantum Sufficit

    Quantum Sufficit

    Sarah Morgan

    Having a broken heart could cause a broken heart. According to a case-control study published in the British Medical Journal, patients who have taken tricyclic antidepressants are at an increased risk for developing ischemic heart disease (IHD). The study matched 933 patients...

    Editorials

    Combination Therapy for Type 2 Diabetes

    DAVID S. H. BELL

    Until just over six years ago, patients with type 2 diabetes were started on treatment with a sulfonylurea. When this treatment failed, insulin was added to or substituted for the sulfonylurea. With only these agents available, achieving the target glycosylated hemoglobin 7...

    Diary from a Week in Practice

    Diary from a Week in Practice

    Pharmacologic agents receive FDA approval for specific indications, but this does not necessarily limit their use for other problems. JOH recognizes this but was still surprised when a teenage patient who came to the coach asked for clonidine for sleep problems. As an...

    Putting Prevention Into Practice

    Counseling for Tobacco Cessation

    MARTIN C. MAHONEY, CARLOS ROBERTO JAÉN

    JT is a 54-year-old man who presents for a follow-up office visit. He requests refills on his prescriptions for enalapril and atorvastatin. You are aware that he is a smoker. Before you can initiate a discussion about his tobacco use, he excitedly reports that he has set a...

    Photo Quiz

    Chronic Ulcerated Lesion on the Face

    AMOR KHACHEMOUNE

    A 65-year-old woman presented with a six-year history of a progressively enlarging exophytic lesion on the left side of the face with central ulceration (see the accompanying figure). The lesion was nontender and had significantly increased in size during the past two years....

    Practice Guidelines

    CDC Updates Interim Guidelines for Anthrax Exposure Management and Antimicrobial Therapy

    Genevieve Ressel

    The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has issued an update on the investigation of recent cases of anthrax exposure. This update includes the susceptibility patterns of Bacillus anthracis isolates, and provides interim recommendations for managing potential...

    Clinical Briefs

    Clinical Briefs

    Joanne Chatfield

    CDC Guidelines on Safe Mail Handling | FDA Approves New Monthly Contraceptive | AAP Policy on Acetaminophen Toxicity in Children | AHRQ Booklet for Spanish-Speaking Patients

    Letters to the Editor

    Verrucous Carcinoma

    THERESA DRESSLER CONOLOGUE, SCOTT LIM, MARTHA MCCOLLOUGH

    Tips from Other Journals

    Placebo vs. No Treatment: an Analysis of Clinical Trials

    BILL ZEPF

    Is CT Scanning Indicated After Minor Head Injury?

    ANNE D. WALLING

    Perineal Massage During Labor Offers Limited Benefit

    ANNE D. WALLING

    The Complex Challenge of Treating Knee Instability

    RICHARD SADOVSKY

    Strategies Promoting Smoking Cessation in Adolescents

    KARL E. MILLER

    Which Risks Are Most Significant Predictors of SGA Births?

    ANNE D. WALLING

    Effects of Sports Participation: Evaluating the Student Athlete

    GRACE BROOKE HUFFMAN

    Information from Your Family Doctor

    What Is Work-Related Asthma

    Asthma is a disease of the lungs. During an asthma attack, you can't get enough air. You feel short of breath. Your chest may feel tight. You may cough and wheeze (make a whistling sound when you breathe).

    What You Should Know About Gastroesophageal Reflux (GER) in Infants and Children

    Gastroesophageal (say: gas-tro-ee-sof-ah-gee-all) refers to the stomach. Reflux means to flow backward. So, gastroesophageal reflux (GER) is when liquids or foods in the stomach flow “back up” into the esophagus (the tube where food passes from your mouth to your stomach)....



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