• Articles

    Lung Cancer: Diagnosis and Management

    LAUREN G. COLLINS, CHRISTOPHER HAINES, ROBERT PERKEL, ROBERT E. ENCK

    The diagnostic evaluation of patients with suspected lung cancer includes tissue diagnosis, a complete staging work-up, and a functional patient evaluation. Treat-ment and prognosis depend on the type and stage of the tumor. Smoking cessation remains the most important factor...

    Leukotriene Inhibitors in the Treatment of Allergy and Asthma

    DEAN THOMAS SCOW, GARY K. LUTTERMOSER, KEITH SCOTT DICKERSON

    Leukotriene inhibitors are a popular prescription for the management of per-sistent asthma because of their convenient dosing, perceived ease of use, and con-cerns about the adverse effects of long-term inhaled corticosteroid use. However, evidence is mixed concerning their...

    Childhood and Adolescent Depression

    SHASHI K. BHATIA, SUBHASH C. BHATIA

    Although diagnostic criteria for depression in children and adolescents are similar to those for adults, symptom expression may vary with developmental stage. Safe and effective treatment requires accurate diagnosis, suicide risk assessment, and use of evidence-based therapies.

    Vascular Surgery: An Update

    EUGENE S. LEE, DAVID L. DAWSON, WILLIAM C. PEVEC

    Advances in treatment options for vascular illnesses have changed the way carotid artery disease, abdominal aortic aneurysms, and peripheral arterial disease are managed. Family physicians have a role in vascular screening, diagnosis, and referring patients for treatment when...

    Inside AFP

    Newsletter Has Changed with the Times

    ED ALDERMAN

    During the past 55 years, the AFP Newsletter has covered a full range of issues relevant to medicine. As with all news, some of those issues have come and gone over the years, while others have remained critical to physicians. This issue of Inside AFP gives a brief overview...

    Quantum Sufficit

    Quantum Sufficit

    SHERRI DAMLO

    It isn't fiction—writing work-shops may help residents better connect with their patients, says a study in the Journal of General Internal Medicine. According to the authors of the study, writing can help residents develop observational skills and empathize with their...

    Newsletter

    Newsletter

    LIZ SMITH

    Medicaid Commission Releases Recommendations for Sustainability | CCHIT Certification Expanded to Include Products for Some Specialties | CMS Increases Payment Rate for Point-of-Care Hemoglobin Testing | Studies Question Use of Antibiotics for Respiratory Tract Infections |...

    Editorials

    HPV Vaccine: A Cornerstone of Female Health

    JONATHAN L. TEMTE

    A medical intervention that is a true preventive tool and a good reason for anticipatory guidance and education does not come along often; the new human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccine is both. In June 2006, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's Advisory Committee on...

    Cochrane for Clinicians

    Early Invasive Therapy or Conservative Management for Unstable Angina or NSTEMI?

    NATHAN HITZEMAN

    Compared with conservative management, early invasive treatment of patients with UA or NSTEMI using coronary angiography with or without revascularization reduces rehospitalization and refractory angina within the first year and significantly reduces mortality and myocardial...

    Cochrane Briefs

    Cochrane Briefs

    CLARISSA KRIPKE

    Hepatitis B Vaccine for Infants of HBsAg-Positive Mothers

    Cochrane Briefs

    MARK H. EBELL

    Humidified Air for Croup?

    Clinical Evidence Handbook

    Hip Fracture

    HELEN HANDOLL, MARTYN PARKER

    What are the effects of surgical interventions for hip fracture? What are the effects of perioperative medical interventions on surgical outcome and prevention of complications?What are the effects of rehabilitation interventions and programs after hip fracture?

    FPIN's Clinical Inquiries

    Treatment of Acute Sciatica

    TSVETI MARKOVA, BALDEV SINGH DHILLON, SANDRA I. MARTIN

    In patients with acute sciatica, bed rest and advice to stay active have similar outcomes on their functional status and perceived improvement.

    Photo Quiz

    Dyspnea and Dry Cough in a Patient with Rheumatoid Arthritis

    ERIC L. FLENAUGH, FOLAKE O. KOLAWOLE, RADCLIFF ALLEN

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

    Curbside Consultation

    Pregnant Physicians and Infectious Disease Risk

    AMY B. GARLIN, RONALD GOLDSCHMIDT

    This scenario represents a familiar situation: a conscientious physician torn between pressing responsibilities to her patient and colleagues and her responsibility to her baby.

    Practice Guidelines

    2007 Childhood and Adolescent Immunization Schedules: Evolution or Intelligent Design?

    JONATHAN L. TEMTE

    The arrival of the new 2007 recommended immunization schedules serves as a call for the evolution of preventive care for children and adolescents to be guided by intelligent and thoughtful design.

    Practice Guidelines Briefs

    ACOG Endorses Ultrasonography for Management of Alloimmunization

    CARRIE ARMSTRONG

    Advances in ultrasonography have led to new methods of management of alloimmunization in pregnant women and may allow for a more thorough and less invasive workup with fewer maternal and fetal risks, according to a practice bulletin by the American College of Obstetricians...

    Letters to the Editor

    Treatment of Patients with Irritable Bowel Syndrome

    LEONARD B. WEINSTOCK

    Tips from Other Journals

    Effects of Sinusitis and Allergic Rhinitis on Asthma

    KARL E. MILLER

    Mastectomy vs. Breast-Conserving Therapy for DCIS

    ANNE D. WALLING

    Does Needle Size Matter in Childhood Immunization?

    ANNE D. WALLING

    Recurrent STIs Are Common and Often Clinically Silent

    KENNETH W. LIN

    Maternal Oxygen Affects Nonreassuring FHR Patterns

    KARL E. MILLER

    Information from Your Family Doctor

    Depression in Children and Teens

    Depression is an illness that makes you feel sad or hopeless. If your child has depression, he or she may seem less confident or lose interest in things he or she used to enjoy. Your child may have trouble focusing, or seem grouchy or angry. He or she may not want to go to...

    Corrections

    Corrections



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