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    The Mattress Sutures: Vertical, Horizontal, and Corner Stitch

    THOMAS J. ZUBER

    The interrupted vertical and horizontal mattress suture techniques promote wound edge eversion and less prominent scarring. The corner stitch is used to close angled skin flaps or corners without compromising blood flow to the tissue tip.

    Overview of Histoplasmosis

    RENE KUROWSKI, MICHAEL OSTAPCHUK

    Histoplasmosis is an endemic infection in most of the United States, with a spectrum of illness ranging from asymptomatic infection to severe disseminated disease.

    Gluten-Sensitive Enteropathy (Celiac Disease): More Common Than You Think

    DAVID A. NELSEN, JR.

    Exclusion of dietary gluten results in healing of the mucosa, resolution of the malabsorptive state, and reversal of most, if not all, of the effects of celiac disease.

    Breast-Conserving Surgery for Breast Cancer

    LECIA M. APANTAKU

    Modern breast-conserving surgery provides equivalent survival to traditional methods of breast cancer treatment.

    Inside AFP

    Getting in Touch with Your AFP Editors

    Janis Wright

    In a recent column, I mentioned the names of a few of AFP's staff whose dedication to the journal would otherwise go unknown but whose contributions and talents have shaped and driven the journal over the years. These people have devoted their professional lives to bolstering...

    Graham Center Policy One-Pagers

    Family Physicians' Declining Contribution to Prenatal Care in the United States

    A substantial decline in prenatal care by family physicians has occurred over the past 20 years in all geographic regions of the country. Even so, during the past two decades, family physicians and general practitioners (FP/GPs) have provided more than 2 million prenatal...

    Newsletter

    Newsletter

    Matthew Neff

    HHS Issues Recommendations for Increasing Regulatory Efficiency | AHRQ Initiative Accelerates Process of Turning Research into Practice | IOM Report Recommends Improvements to the Public Health Infrastructure | Booklet Provides Guidelines for Identification and Prevention of...

    Quantum Sufficit

    Quantum Sufficit

    Sarah Evans, Heather McNeill

    Fashion could be harmful to your health. Some modern style trends may be causing health problems, according to American Medical News. Potentially unhealthy styles include thong underwear, which has been associated with reports of vaginal and urinary tract infections; body...

    Editorials

    The Mammography Debate

    ALFRED O. BERG

    As someone who has had a front-row seat at the mammography debate over the past few years and thinks it unlikely that more informative data will be available anytime soon, I am ready to weigh in. I will comment on the controversy about whether there is benefit to screening,...

    Diary from a Week in Practice

    Diary from a Week in Practice

    “We promised her so many times that we would not put her in a nursing home,” explained the distraught woman. She had brought her 72-year-old aunt to see KS for the third time in as many weeks. The patient had severe, progressive Alzheimer's dementia, which was becoming more...

    Putting Prevention Into Practice

    Screening for Breast Cancer

    GURVANEET RANDHAWA, KENNETH FINK

    Case study: GK is a 46-year-old woman who presents to your office for a well-woman examination. She informs you that her 51-year-old friend was diagnosed with breast cancer one month ago and that she is worried about getting breast cancer. On further inquiry, you learn that...

    U.S. Preventive Services Task Force

    Screening for Colorectal Cancer: Recommendation and Rationale

    This statement summarizes the current U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) recommendation on screening for colorectal cancer and the supporting scientific evidence, and it updates the 1996 recommendations contained in the Guide to Clinical Preventive Services, Second...

    Practice Guidelines

    The 2003 Recommended Adult Immunization Schedule

    RICHARD D. CLOVER, null ZIMMERMAN

    The 2003 Recommended Adult Immunization Schedule provides age-based recommendations for routine vaccinations in a color-coded chart. In addition, it summarizes the recommendations and some contraindications of eight vaccines for adults with various medical conditions.

    Clinical Briefs

    Clinical Briefs

    Carrie Morantz, Brian Torrey

    HTAC Report on Coronary Artery Disease Screening | FDA Approvals | ACOG Guidelines on Obstetric Analgesia, Anesthesia

    Letters to the Editor

    Genetic Counseling in Preconception Health Care

    JODI K. RUCQUOI

    Assessment of Lactose Tests

    MARGUS LEMBER

    Tips from Other Journals

    Accuracy of Rapid Strep Testing vs. Throat Culture

    KARL E. MILLER

    Aqueous Alcohol Solution for Preoperative Hand Antisepsis

    GRACE BROOKE HUFFMAN

    Hormone Replacement Therapy and Ovarian Cancer

    GRACE BROOKE HUFFMAN

    Episodic Pain in Patients with Advanced Cancer

    KARL E. MILLER

    Atypical Presentations of Unstable Angina Pectoris

    RICHARD SADOVSKY

    When Is Red Eye Not Just Conjunctivitis?

    ANNE D. WALLING

    Ventilator-Associated Pneumonia and Antibiotics

    KARL E. MILLER

    ELISA d-Dimer Testing: High Sensitivity but Low Specificity

    RICHARD SADOVSKY

    Low Androgen Levels Increase Atherosclerosis Risk in Men

    RICHARD SADOVSKY

    West Nile Virus: A Review for Family Physicians

    RICHARD SADOVSKY

    Multivitamins and Acute Respiratory Infection

    GRACE BROOKE HUFFMAN

    Outpatient vs. Inpatient Management of Acute DVT

    KARL E. MILLER

    Long-Term Treatment of Chronic Depression

    KARL E. MILLER

    Magnesium Sulfate in the Treatment of Severe Asthma

    KARL E. MILLER

    Information from Your Family Doctor

    What Is Histoplasmosis? How Is It Treated?

    Histoplasmosis (say this: hiss-toe-plaz-mo-sis) is an infection caused by a fungus. The infection is in your lungs. In severe cases, it could spread through your whole body.

    Celiac Disease

    Celiac disease causes your intestines to become swollen and to react badly to a protein called gluten (say: gloo-ten). Gluten is found in wheat, barley, and rye.

    Breast-Conserving Surgery

    Breast-conserving surgery is a treatment for breast cancer. Lumpectomy is considered a breast-conserving surgery because only the lump (the part of the breast that has cancer) and part of the breast tissue around the lump are removed. Another surgery for breast cancer is...

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