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    Guidelines for the Use of Antibiotics in Acute Upper Respiratory Tract Infections

    DAVID M. WONG, DEAN A. BLUMBERG, LISA G. LOWE

    This article provides a summary of existing guidelines for appropriate prescribing of antibiotics in patients with acute upper respiratory tract infections such as otitis media, bacterial rhinosinusitis, group A beta-hemolytic streptococcal pharyngitis, and bronchitis.

    Tight Control of Type 1 Diabetes: Recommendations for Patients

    STEPHEN HAVAS, THOMAS DONNER

    Physicians can help patients with type 1 diabetes improve their outcomes by teaching them how to control their blood glucose levels and how to prevent and control risk factors for cardiovascular disease.

    Asymptomatic Bacteriuria in Adults

    RICHARD COLGAN, LINDSAY E. NICOLLE, ANDREW MCGLONE, THOMAS M. HOOTON

    With the increase of antimicrobial resistance, it is important not to treat patients with asymptomatic bacteriuria unless there is evidence of benefit. Treating asymptomatic bacteriuria in patients with diabetes, older persons, patients with or without indwelling catheters,...

    Hemolytic Uremic Syndrome: An Emerging Health Risk

    SAMIYA RAZZAQ

    Children with hemolytic uremic syndrome generally present with gastroenteritis complaints such as abdominal pain or tenderness, nausea and vomiting, fever, and anemia.

    Newsletter

    LIZ SMITH

    Selected policy and health issues news briefs from AAFP News Now.

    Transgender Care Resources for Family Physicians

    ANNE M. PROULX, SHERRI L. MORGAN, GORDON S. WALBROEHL

    In the early 1970s, professional tennis player Renée Richards brought gender identity disorder (GID), then called transsexualism, to the American public’s awareness. Since then, guidelines for treatment of GID—also called gender dysphoria—have been developed in the United States.

    Inside AFP

    A Meeting of the Minds Behind AFP

    GENEVIEVE W. RESSEL

    Each summer, the editors of AFP gather for the editorial meeting. The Kansas-based professional staff editors and the medical editors, who are family physicians from across the country, meet for a round-table discussion on a variety of topics. We take a fresh look at how we...

    Quantum Sufficit

    Quantum Sufficit

    SHERRI DAMLO

    Sugar highs may actually be energy lows, according to the results of a study published in Human Psychopharmacology: Clinical and Experimental. The night before the study, 10 healthy adults were restricted to five hours of sleep. An hour after eating a light lunch the next day...

    Point-of-Care Guides

    Predicting Short-term Risk of Stroke After TIA

    MARK H. EBELL

    Five to 10 percent of patients presenting with TIA will have a stroke within the following week. Because guidelines do not mandate hospitalization for patients who have had a TIA or suspected TIA,4,5 validated clinical prediction rules may be used to identify patients who...

    Putting Prevention Into Practice

    Screening for Developmental Dysplasia of the Hip

    IRIS R. MABRY, SARA LUCKHAUPT

    Case study: A.L. is a 4,100-g (9 lb, 1 oz), one-day-old boy born at 39 weeks’ gestation by cesarean section because of breech presentation following an uncomplicated pregnancy. One- and five-minute Apgar scores were 8 and 9, respectively.

    Photo Quiz

    Pruritic Rash in the Intertriginous Areas

    YANG XIA, GEORGE E. VONHILSHEIMER

    Photo Quiz presents readers with a clinical challenge based on a photograph or other image.

    STEPS

    Rotavirus Vaccine, Live, Oral, Pentavalent (RotaTeq) for Prevention of Rotavirus Gastroenteritis

    MARK SHATSKY

    Although costly, rotavirus pentavalent vaccine has been shown to be safe, with no increased risk of intussusception. It also has shown to reduce the need for hospitalization and emergency department visits connected with rotavirus gastroenteritis, decrease office visits...

    POEMs

    Progestational Agents Reduce Preterm Birth for At-Risk Women

    LINDA FRENCH

    Esomeprazole Does Not Improve Asthma Symptoms

    HENRY BARRY

    Less Lymphedema Associated with Sentinel Lymph Node Biopsy

    HENRY BARRY

    Pneumonia More Common with Gastric Acid Suppression

    ALLEN F. SHAUGHNESSY

    Cancer Trial Participants Not Generalizable to Real World

    HENRY BARRY

    Helium/Oxygen Improves Exercise Tolerance in Patients with COPD

    HENRY BARRY

    Tips from Other Journals

    Amblyopia: Diagnosis, Therapy, and Follow-up

    ANNE D. WALLING

    Brief Questions Accurately Diagnose Urinary Incontinence

    KENNETH W. LIN

    Management of Bacterial Infection in Febrile Infants

    CAROLINE WELLBERY

    Is Colon Cancer Screening Beneficial in Older Patients?

    CAROLINE WELLBERY

    SSRIs Could Affect Pregnancy Outcomes

    KARL E. MILLER

    Do Psychosocial Factors Affect Coronary Atherosclerosis Risk?

    KENNETH W. LIN

    Calcium Supplement Effect on Bones in Older Women

    KARL E. MILLER

    Antibiotic Use During Pregnancy and Lactation

    ANNE D. WALLING

    Practice Guidelines

    AHA and NHLBI Review Diagnosis and Management of the Metabolic Syndrome

    CARRIE ARMSTRONG

    The American Heart Association (AHA) and the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI) have released joint recommendations on the management and diagnosis of the metabolic syndrome.

    Practice Guideline Briefs

    Practice Guideline Briefs

    AMBER HUNTZINGER

    CDC Recommends Increased Awareness for Colorectal Screening

    Practice Guideline Briefs

    LIZ SMITH

    CDC Reports on Tobacco Use in Adolescents

    Letters to the Editor

    Case Report: Differentiating Artifact from True Ventricular Tachycardia

    LUCA MASCITELLI, FRANCESCA PEZZETTA

    Exclusion Criteria Important in Use of Clinical Decision Rules

    ANTHONY P. LATTAVO

    Information from Your Family Doctor

    When Antibiotics Can Help

    Antibiotics are medicines that can fight or prevent some infections. Infections are caused by two types of germs—bacteria and viruses.

    Type 1 Diabetes: What You Should Know

    Type 1 diabetes is when your body doesn’t make enough insulin. Insulin controls the amount of sugar in your blood (blood sugar). If you have too much sugar in your blood, you may get very thirsty and you may have to go to the bathroom a lot.

    Hemolytic Uremic Syndrome

    Hemolytic uremic (say: HEE-moh-LIT-ick you-REE-mick) syndrome, also called HUS, is a disease of the kidneys, blood, and gastrointestinal system. It is rare in the United States.



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