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    Hyperbilirubinemia in the Term Newborn

    MEREDITH L. PORTER, BETH L. DENNIS

    Mild jaundice in a term newborn is common and may require only increased frequency of feedings. The decision to institute phototherapy is based on the newborn's age and total serum bilirubin level. Exchange transfusion should be considered in newborns with hemolytic disease,...

    Burning Mouth Syndrome

    MIRIAM GRUSHKA, JOEL B. EPSTEIN, MEIR GORSKY

    Disorders of the cranial nerves that serve taste and pain sensation may be at the root of this relatively common condition.

    Headaches in Children and Adolescents

    DONALD W. LEWIS

    Headaches occur commonly during childhood and become more common and more frequent during adolescence. Once a diagnosis of headache is established, management must be based on the frequency and severity of headache and on the impact on patients' lifestyles.

    Evaluating and Treating Unintentional Weight Loss in the Elderly

    GRACE BROOKE HUFFMAN

    Unexplained loss of approximately 5 to 10 percent of body weight in the previous one to 12 months can be associated with significant adverse consequences in elderly patients.

    Trigger Points: Diagnosis and Management

    DAVID J. ALVAREZ, PAMELA G. ROCKWELL

    Trigger points are hyperirritable spots in taut skeletal muscle that often accompany chronic musculoskeletal disorders. Referred pain is an important characteristic of trigger points. Often, the most effective treatment is trigger-point injection.

    Linezolid: Its Role in the Treatment of Gram-Positive, Drug-Resistant Bacterial Infections

    PAUL W. AMENT, NAMIRAH JAMSHED, JOHN P. HORNE

    Emerging antimicrobial resistance is a serious health problem. A new class of antibiotics, the oxazolindinones, is now available, with a broad spectrum of gram-positive bacterial coverage. Health care professionals must learn to use this antibiotic responsibly to minimize the...

    Inside AFP

    How Well Do You Know AFP? Take Our Trivia Quiz

    Janis Wright

    Over the past few months, AFP has added several new sections to the “Clinical Quiz.” In addition to the clinical review articles, AFP's quiz now covers the following recently introduced departments: “Cochrane for Clinicians”; “BMJ Clinical Evidence”; recommendations from the...

    Newsletter

    Newsletter

    Rosemarie Sweeney, Matthew Neff

    Budget Includes Increases for National Health Service Corps | Medicare Adds Glaucoma Detection Examination to Coverage | New Guide Offers Ways to Manage Chronic Disease Through Nutrition | HHS Secretary Announces New Regulatory Reform Committee | Patient Education Conference...

    Quantum Sufficit

    Quantum Sufficit

    Heather McNeill, Sarah Morgan

    When considering our diet, we need to be concerned not only with what we eat, but also the frequency of our meals. A study published in BMJ shows that eating small frequent meals is better for cholesterol levels than the three square meals mom always encouraged us to eat....

    Editorials

    Reducing Headache Disability in Children and Adolescents

    DAWN A. MARCUS

    Headache is a frequent, disabling occurrence in children and adolescents. Migraine affects 11 percent of persons between the ages of five and 15, while tension-type headache occurs in 1 percent of persons in this age group.1 Migraine prevalence peaks at 12 years of age, and...

    Diary from a Week in Practice

    Diary from a Week in Practice

    AT, a third-year resident, was performing a flexible sigmoidoscopy on a 72-year-old woman. Two faculty members were closely studying the images appearing on the television monitor. “I easily passed the scope to 60 centimeters,” explained the resident. “There were no polyps or...

    U.S. Preventive Services Task Force

    Screening for Chlamydial Infection: Recommendations and Rationale

    This statement summarizes the current U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) recommendations on screening for chlamydial infection and the supporting scientific evidence, and it updates the 1995 recommendations contained in the Guide to Clinical Preventive Services,...

    Tips from Other Journals

    Heparin Therapy Following Elective Hip Arthroplasty

    RICHARD SADOVSKY

    Clinical Model and d-Dimer Testing Can Exclude PE

    RICHARD SADOVSKY

    Uterine Rupture with Vaginal Delivery After C-Section

    BILL ZEPF

    Early Feeding of Solid Food Following Cesarean Delivery

    ANNE D. WALLING

    Low-Dose Mobile Epidurals Improve Delivery Outcome

    ANNE D. WALLING

    Patching vs. Topical Antibiotics in Traumatic Corneal Abrasions

    RICHARD SADOVSKY

    Estrogen Treatment for Depression in Perimenopause

    KARL E. MILLER

    Treating Nighttime Enuresis in Children: A Best Practice

    RICHARD SADOVSKY

    Depression After AMI Increases Mortality Risk

    RICHARD SADOVSKY

    SERM Therapy and Pelvic Floor Relaxation Surgery

    ANNE D. WALLING

    Treating Complicated Candida Vaginitis with Fluconazole

    RICHARD SADOVSKY

    Efficacy and Safety of COX-2 Inhibitors vs. NSAIDs

    BILL ZEPF

    HRT and Postmenopausal Blood Pressure

    RICHARD SADOVSKY

    Managing Delirium in Patients Near the End of Life

    RICHARD SADOVSKY

    Type 2 Diabetes Quality of Life and Early Insulin Therapy

    ANNE D. WALLING

    Surgical Treatment for Temporal Lobe Epilepsy

    BILL ZEPF

    HIV Therapy Response and Long-Term Outcome

    BILL ZEPF

    Short-Term Benefit of Steroids in Otitis Media with Effusion

    KARL E. MILLER

    Single-Dose Doxycycline to Prevent Lyme Disease

    BILL ZEPF

    Clopidogrel in Percutaneous Coronary Intervention

    ANNE D. WALLING

    Following Patients with Kawasaki Disease

    RICHARD SADOVSKY

    Treatment of Ear Pain with Naturopathic Ear Drops

    KARL E. MILLER

    Factors Affecting the Delay in Return of Therapeutic INR Level

    RICHARD SADOVSKY

    Colonoscopy vs. Sigmoidoscopy Plus Stool Cards

    BILL ZEPF

    Practice Guidelines

    AAP Guideline on Treatment of Children with ADHD

    Joanne Chatfield

    The Committee on Quality Improvement and the Subcommittee on Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder of the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) has issued a new clinical practice guideline for the treatment of school-aged children (six to 12 years) with attention-deficit...

    Clinical Briefs

    Clinical Briefs

    Joanne E. Chatfield

    CFSAN Web Site for Foodborne Illness | Fluoroquinolone Resistance to <i>Streptococcus pneumoniae</i> | Scientific Exhibit Deadlines for AAFP Assembly | Influence of Media Violence on Children | Call for Papers of Family Practice Research Presentations | AHRQ Report on Breast...

    Letters to the Editor

    Acute Rhinosinusitis

    Information from Your Family Doctor

    Jaundice and Your Baby

    Jaundice is an illness that can happen in the first few days of a baby's life. It turns your baby's skin, eyes, and mouth a yellow color. The yellow color is caused by bilirubin.

    Burning Mouth Syndrome

    Burning mouth syndrome (called BMS, for short) is a common problem. People with BMS often feel like they burned their mouth with hot coffee. They may also have a dry mouth, or a bitter or metallic taste in their mouth.

    Migraine Headache in Children and Adolescents

    Yes. About four out of five children sometimes have a headache. The most common cause is a viral infection like colds or flu. Children and adolescents can also get tension-type headaches and migraine headaches. Brain tumors can cause headaches, but these tumors are very rare....

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