SAMEER DIXIT, JOHN P. DIFIORI, MONIQUE BURTON, BRANDON MINES
Typical symptoms of patellofemoral pain syndrome include pain behind or around the patella that is increased with running and activities involving knee flexion. Physical therapy is effective, but there is little evidence to support the routine use of knee braces or...
MARC TUNZI, GARY R. GRAY
Hormonal changes, preexisting conditions, and pregnancy-specific disorders can affect a woman's skin during pregnancy. Most conditions resolve after delivery and only require symptomatic treatment; however, increased antepartum surveillance may be indicated.
KELLY COLLEEN MCDONALD
There are four types of abuse: neglect and emotional, physical, and sexual abuse. The family physician has a responsibility to recognize and treat cases of child abuse on first presentation to prevent significant morbidity and mortality. A multidisci-plinary approach is...
MADELYN POLLOCK, ORALIA V. BAZALDUA, ALISON E. DOBBIE
The World Health Organization recommends a six-step systematic approach to medication prescribing to help minimize errors and improve quality. This article describes an eight-step approach that adds use of electronic drug references or prescribing software to improve...
JOYCE A. MERRIMAN
We are pleased to introduce a new series of articles created in collaboration with the American Medical Society for Sports Medicine (AMSSM). The series of five articles will cover common, interesting, and often perplexing sports medicine dilemmas that family physicians...
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Breathe a big sigh of relief—or better yet, phone a friend! A study published in the International Journal of Cancer suggests that people who use cellular phones are not at any greater risk of developing non-Hodgkin's lymphoma than those who don't use them. Questionnaires...
RICHARD D. CLOVER
Bronchiolitis is common in children younger than 24 months. The most common etiology for bronchiolitis is respiratory syncytial virus (RSV) infection. Although bronchiolitis is common, there are wide-ranging practice variations for its diagnosis and management. To address...
A 10-year-old girl presented with a one-week history of a lump on her forehead. It was initially thought to be an infected sebaceous cyst (Figure 1). Review of symptoms revealed a three-month history of nasal discharge and frontal headaches but was otherwise negative. She had...
MICHELLE L. HILAIRE, JANELL R. WOZNIAK
Levalbuterol tartrate (Xopenex hFa) is a beta2-agonist, hydrofluoroalkane inhalation aerosol labeled for the treatment or prevention of bronchospasm in patients with reversible obstructive airway disease. Levalbuterol is the active R-isomer of albuterol (Proventil), which...
Guideline source: American Academy of Pediatrics, American Academy of Family Physicians, Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, and the RTI International-University of North Carolina Evidence-Based Practice Center
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Patellofemoral (pa-tell-oh-FEE-mor-al) pain syndrome (or PFPS) is pain at the front of your knee. It may happen when the kneecap (or patella) moves differently than usual.
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