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    Ocular Manifestations of Autoimmune Disease

    SAYJAL J. PATEL, DIANE C. LUNDY

    A number of autoimmune disorders can have devastating systemic and ocular effects. Early and accurate diagnosis with prompt treatment may prevent disabilities from these effects.

    Screening for Depression Across the Lifespan: A Review of Measures for Use in Primary Care Settings

    LISA K. SHARP, MARTIN S. LIPSKY

    Depression is a common disorder in patients presenting to primary care physicians, and it affects persons of every age, from children to the elderly. A number of screening measures are available to assist primary care physicians in diagnosing depression in patients across the...

    Hantavirus Pulmonary Syndrome: A Zebra Worth Knowing

    KRISTIN L. GRAZIANO, BRUCE TEMPEST

    Even though hantavirus pulmonary syndrome is an uncommon illness, physicians need to be aware of this disorder because of its mild, nonspecific initial presentation, high mortality rate, and surprisingly varied geographic distribution. Prevention strategies, early recognition...

    Occupational Skin Disease

    W.F. PEATE

    Contact dermatitis is the most common work-related skin condition. Careful questioning about work exposures usually reveals the offending agent, but skin or radioallergosorbent testing may be helpful in selected patients.

    Inside AFP

    AFP Welcomes Family Physician Visitors at AAFP Annual Scientific Assembly

    Janis Wright

    If you are headed to the American Academy of Family Physician's 2002 Annual Scientific Assembly in San Diego next month, perhaps you will accept my invitation to stop by the AAFP Publications division booth on the exhibit hall floor. It's a great chance for the staff of AFP...

    Newsletter

    Newsletter

    Matthew Neff

    CDC Web Site Provides Current Information on West Nile Virus | AHRQ Survey Details Use of Health Care for Chronic Conditions | HHS Approves Nevada Plan to Insure Women with Breast or Cervical Cancer | HRSA Grants Almost $49 Million to Improve Health Care Facilities | Officers...

    Quantum Sufficit

    Quantum Sufficit

    Sarah Evans, Heather McNeill, Katie Gigax

    Bavaria, which has been known for Alpine peaks and steins of beer, may soon be notable for the safety of its hair salons. According to a study published in BMJ, occupational skin injuries affecting that region's hair dressers are down, in part because of information campaigns...

    Editorials

    Screening for Depression

    MARGARET E. MCCAHILL

    The U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) now recommends screening all adults for depression in practices that have a system in place to assure accurate diagnosis, effective treatment, and follow-up.1 The USPSTF rates this recommendation as a “B” intervention:...

    Diary from a Week in Practice

    Diary from a Week in Practice

    It was a busy Monday afternoon when a 74-year-old man presented to CSJ with his mother and a close friend. He had just undergone a chest CT scan evaluating a right hilar mass. On the way home, he became intermittently unresponsive, and the friend wasn't comfortable leaving...

    Tips from Other Journals

    Prevention of Perinatal Group B Streptococcal Infection

    ANNE D. WALLING

    Most Early Miscarriages Do Not Require Surgical Care

    ANNE D. WALLING

    Duke Treadmill Score in the Elderly: Prognostic Value?

    KARL E. MILLER

    Management of Head Lice: Review and Recommendations

    BILL ZEPF

    Corticosteroids and Bone Density in Men with COPD

    KARL E. MILLER

    Hysterectomy May Improve Urinary Incontinence

    RICHARD SADOVSKY

    Diagnostic Work-Up of Pleural Effusion: Recommendations

    BILL ZEPF

    Antiretroviral Therapy in Older HIV-Infected Patients

    BILL ZEPF

    Shortsightedness: A Review of Causes and Interventions

    ANNE D. WALLING

    Mupirocin to Decrease Postoperative Staph Infections

    ZEPF BILL

    Sexual Dysfunction and Prostate Surgery Options

    KARL E. MILLER

    Sputum as a Diagnostic Tool in Patients with Pneumonia

    KARL E. MILLER

    Adult Circumcision, Sexual Function, and Satisfaction

    RICHARD SADOVSKY

    Depression and Substance Use Remission and Relapse Rates

    KARL E. MILLER

    Risk of Upper GI Bleeding with Anticoagulation in Adults

    RICHARD SADOVSKY

    Thrombosis and Peripherally Inserted Central Catheters

    BILL ZEPF

    Correct Use of Metered-Dose Inhalers, Peak Flow Meters

    KARL E. MILLER

    Repair of Small Abdominal Aortic Aneurysms

    BILL ZEPF

    Microwave Endometrial Ablation for Menorrhagia

    ANNE D. WALLING

    Rates of Adult Immunization and Cancer Screening

    RICHARD SADOVSKY

    Total and Serum Free PSA to Detect Prostate Cancer

    RICHARD SADOVSKY

    Pentoxifylline in Treatment of Venous Leg Ulcers

    ANNE D. WALLING

    Once-Daily Cefazolin vs. Ceftriaxone for Cellulitis

    BILL ZEPF

    Practice Guidelines

    Updated Guidelines for Perioperative Cardiovascular Evaluation for Noncardiac Surgery

    Barrett M. Schroeder

    A committee for the American College of Cardiology/American Heart Association (ACC/AHA) Task Force on Practice Guidelines recently updated the 1996 guidelines on perioperative cardiovascular evaluation for noncardiac surgery. The executive summary of the revised guidelines...

    Clinical Briefs

    Clinical Briefs

    Carrie Morantz, Brian Torrey

    AHA Cardiovascular Disease Prevention Guidelines | Guidelines for Employees with HIV, AIDS | ACOG Opinion Paper on VBAC | RSV Hospitalization Rates

    Letters to the Editor

    Late Angioedema Caused by ACE Inhibitors Underestimated

    ADRIANA PAVLETIC

    Perioperative Screening for Obstructive Sleep Apnea

    PETER GRIGG, CARLA LICKTEIG

    Information from Your Family Doctor

    Skin Problems on the Job

    Skin diseases and injuries are the most common job-related medical problems. Workers of all ages and in almost all jobs can get skin problems.

    Depression

    Feeling sad or “down” from time to time is normal, but it isn't the same as depression. When doctors talk about depression, they mean the medical illness called major depression. Someone with major depression has most or all of the symptoms listed in the box below nearly...

    Depression in Children and Teens

    Ask your child about his or her thoughts and feelings. It also may be a good idea to talk to your doctor about your child's behavior and your concerns about depression. In most cases, taking your child to your doctor's office is a good idea. A medical problem may be causing...

    Depression in Women

    Yes. Women are twice as likely as men to have depression. About 20 percent of women experience depression at least once during their lifetime. According to the National Institute of Mental Health, more than 17 million people in the United States—1 in 10 adults—have depression...

    Corrections

    Correction

    The answer block for the “Clinical Quiz” in the June 15, 2002 issue (page 2598) gave an incorrect answer for Question 14, pertaining to the article “Preconception Health Care,” on page 2507. The correct answers to this question are A, C, and D. The question is reprinted below.



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