• Articles

    Diagnosis and Management of Acute Bronchitis

    DOUG KNUTSON, CHAD BRAUN

    In most patients, acute bronchitis is the result of a viral infection. Therefore, symptomatic treatment using protussives, antitussives, or bronchodilators is appropriate. Antibiotics have generally been shown to be ineffective in patients with uncomplicated acute bronchitis.

    Management of Newborns Exposed to Maternal HIV Infection

    ALEX H. KRIST, AMY CRAWFORD-FAUCHER

    Maternal antiretroviral drug therapy during pregnancy and labor, followed by six weeks of neonatal zidovudine therapy, can significantly decrease the risk of vertical transmission. Infants must be closely monitored until they are 18 months old to completely rule out human...

    Double-Ligature: A Treatment for Pedunculated Umbilical Granulomas in Children

    GAD LOTAN, BARUCH KLIN, YIGAL EFRATI

    The double-ligature technique is simple to perform and provides good cosmetic and functional results in patients with umbilical granuloma, with only minor complications.

    Diagnosis and Treatment of Paget's Disease of Bone

    DORON SCHNEIDER, MARY T. HOFMANN, JEANNETTE A. PETERSON

    Paget's disease is one of the most common bone disorders. Bisphosphonates are the treatment of choice for patients with Paget's disease of bone.

    Abnormal Uterine Bleeding Associated with Hormonal Contraception

    SARINA SCHRAGER

    Abnormal uterine bleeding is a common but rarely dangerous side effect of all forms of hormonal contraception. Bleeding that persists beyond three months can be treated with supplemental estrogen and/or a nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drug.

    Proper Use of Child Safety Seats

    FRANCES BIAGIOLI

    If used properly, child safety seats are highly effective in reducing infant death in automobile crashes. Physicians can increase this effectiveness by educating parents and being aware of community resources.

    Topical Treatment of Common Superficial Tinea Infections

    ANDREW WEINSTEIN, BRIAN BERMAN

    Tinea infections are so common that most physicians frequently treat patients with this problem. These dermatophyte skin infections, including tinea corporis, tinea cruris, and tinea pedis, may be treated successfully with a variety of topical medications.

    Inside AFP

    Ohio State University Contributes Articles for ‘Practical Therapeutics’

    Janis Wright

    This issue's cover article on acute bronchitis (page 2039), by Doug Knutson, M.D., and Chad Braun, M.D., represents the first in a series of “Practical Therapeutics” contributions from the Department of Family Medicine at Ohio State University School of Medicine and Public...

    Newsletter

    Newsletter

    Rosemarie Sweeney, Matthew Neff

    President Nominates Surgeon General, Director of NIH | National Survey Focuses on Racial Disparities, Prescription Drugs | HHS Recruiting 40 Public Health Service Officers | Online Courses on Bioterrorism Preparedness Now Available to FPs | National Conference for Residents...

    Quantum Sufficit

    Quantum Sufficit

    Heather Mcneill, Sarah Morgan

    Talk to your patients about engaging in moderate exercise, and you may just get them off the couch and on the path to better health. An article in the Mayo Clinic Proceedings encourages family physicians to routinely discuss the benefits of moderate exercise with their...

    Editorials

    An Aspirin a Day Keeps the MI Away (For Some)

    WILLIAM F. MISER

    One of the latest recommendations by the third U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) appears in this issue of American Family Physician.1 In this review, the USPSTF found good evidence that the potential benefit of daily aspirin therapy in persons at high risk for a...

    Diary from a Week in Practice

    Diary from a Week in Practice

    Charles, a 70-year-old man, came in today for a routine follow-up visit for congestive heart failure (CHF). At age 45, he had an acute myocardial infarction and was treated in the standard manner of that day—rest, analgesia, nitrates, and anticoagulants. He made an uneventful...

    U.S. Preventive Services Task Force

    Aspirin for the Primary Prevention of Cardiovascular Events: Recommendations and Rationale

    This statement summarizes the current U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) recommendations for aspirin in the primary prevention of cardiovascular events and the supporting scientific evidence. Explanations of the ratings and the strength of overall evidence are given...

    Tips from Other Journals

    What Happens to Small Abdominal Aortic Aneurysms?

    ANNE D. WALLING

    Evaluating Rectal Bleeding in Young Persons

    RICHARD SADOVSKY

    Depression in the Long-Term Care Setting

    GRACE BROOKE HUFFMAN

    What Is the Best Incision for Appendectomy in Pregnancy?

    ANNE D. WALLING

    Unexplained Eosinophilia After International Travel

    BILL ZEPF

    Do Early Infections Protect Infants from Atopic Dermatitis?

    BILL ZEPF

    Managing Uncomplicated Urinary Tract Infections

    RICHARD SADOVSKY

    High-Dose Soy Isoflavones Relieve Menopausal Symptoms

    ANNE D. WALLING

    Plan Improves Quality of Life in Patients with Angina

    ANNE D. WALLING

    Establishing Sun Protective Behaviors in Children

    KARL E. MILLER

    Low-Dose Prednisone for Treatment of Early RA

    RICHARD SADOVSKY

    Daily Hemodialysis for Acute Renal Failure

    BILL ZEPF

    Superficial Thrombophlebitis: Ligation vs. Anticoagulation

    RICHARD SADOVSKY

    Managing Seizures Associated with Fever in Children

    RICHARD SADOVSKY

    Exercise During Pregnancy Is Associated with Thinner Babies

    ANNE D. WALLING

    Practice Guidelines

    ACOG Practice Bulletin on Thyroid Disease in Pregnancy

    Barrett M. Schroeder

    The Committee on Practice Bulletins–Obstetrics of the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG) has developed a practice guideline on thyroid disease in pregnancy. ACOG Practice Bulletin No. 32 appears in the November 2001 issue of Obstetrics and Gynecology.

    Clinical Briefs

    Clinical Briefs

    Monica Preboth

    HTAC Report on Seasonal Affective Disorder | Prevention of PKU-Associated Mental Retardation | CDC Analysis of Sudden or Unexpected Cardiac Death | Preventing Unintentional Injuries and Deaths in Schools | Guidelines for Treatment of Chronic and Acute Heel Pain | ACIP...

    Letters to the Editor

    Treatment of Subungual Hematoma

    KIRK G. WATKINS

    Management of Nail Bed Lacerations

    EDWARD L. FIEG

    Information from Your Family Doctor

    Acute Bronchitis

    Acute bronchitis is an inflammation of the large tubes that carry air into your lungs. The tubes are called “the bronchial tree.”

    Preventing HIV Infection in Your Baby

    HIV means human immunodeficiency virus. HIV infection causes AIDS. AIDS means acquired immunodeficiency syndrome. AIDS is the illness caused by HIV infection. It is possible to have HIV infection for a long time before the illness (AIDS) shows up.

    Birth Control Pills and Bleeding

    Abnormal bleeding is bleeding at a time other than when you have your period. Many women have some spotting (light bleeding) during the first 3 to 4 months that they take birth control pills. After this time, the bleeding usually stops or is less.

    HIV: Coping with the Diagnosis

    Finding out that you have HIV (human immunodeficiency virus infection) can be frightening. One way to fight your fear is to learn as much as you can about the disease. Knowing about HIV and AIDS (acquired immunodeficiency syndrome) will also help you take the best care of...

    HIV in Women

    HIV (human immunodeficiency virus) is a virus that destroys the immune system. The virus affects certain white blood cells, called T4 helper cells, which help the body fight disease. Over many years, the white blood cells are destroyed. The body then has a weak defense...

    HIV and Pregnancy

    Perinatal is the time right before and right after birth. HIV stands for human immunodeficiency virus. HIV is the virus that causes AIDS (acquired immunodeficiency syndrome). The words “perinatal HIV” mean that HIV has been passed to the baby from the mother. In general,...

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