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    Braces and Splints for Musculoskeletal Conditions

    JOCELYN R. GRAVLEE, DANIEL J. VAN DURME

    Bracing can be useful for acute injuries, chronic conditions, and prevention of injury but does not replace rehabilitative programs. Options include an unloader (valgus) knee brace for medial compartment osteoarthritis of the knee, a functional ankle brace for acute ankle...

    Update on Helicobacter pylori Treatment

    ADRIENNE Z. ABLES, I. SIMON, EMILY R. MELTON

    For most patients with undifferentiated dyspepsia, a “test-and-treat” strategy for Helicobacter pylori infection is recommended. Compared with the traditional 10 to 14 days of therapy, shorter courses of treatment (i.e., one to five days) have high eradication rates with the...

    Amblyopia

    NIPA R. DOSHI, MARIA LOURDES F. RODRIGUEZ

    Early recognition of amblyogenic risk factors increases the chance for recovery of visual acuity. Treatment options depend on the etiology and include patching, atropine drops, and corrective lenses. Parents should be educated about the need for regular follow-up and the risk...

    Clinical Presentations of Parvovirus B19 Infection

    JESSICA T. SERVEY, BRIAN V. REAMY, JOSHUA HODGE

    Most patients with parvovirus B19 infection are asymptomatic or have mild, nonspecific, cold-like symptoms. However, several clinical conditions have been linked to the virus. Treatment usually is supportive, although transfusions or intravenous immune globulin therapy may be...

    Inside AFP

    Commemorating 20 Years of Service, Leadership; Welcoming AFP's New Publisher

    JAY SIWEK, ROBERT L. EDSALL, MICHAEL D. SPRINGER

    We suspect that when our readers think of the people behind AFP, they think of our authors, reviewers, editors, and editorial staff—the people responsible for putting the words on the page. But how many of you have thought of the people responsible for the pages themselves...

    Newsletter

    Newsletter

    Coalition Urges Congress to Enact Health System Reform | New Law Encourages Use of Health Savings Accounts | Universal Health Proposal Emphasizes Primary Care, Medical Homes | States Increase Health Care Access for Low-Income Children and Parents | Study Shows Increase in...

    Quantum Sufficit

    Quantum Sufficit

    SHERRI DAMLO

    Does a chocolate bar a day keep the cardiologist away? Perhaps, which would mean that flunking out may have been a good thing for defiant chocolate lovers participating in a trial that studied the effects of aspirin on heart disease. Researchers from Johns Hopkins University...

    Editorials

    The Changing Face of COPD

    ANTONELLO PUNTURIERI, THOMAS L. CROXTON, GAIL WEINMANN, JAMES P. KILEY

    Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) is very different today, in both magnitude and character, than a mere two decades ago. The clinical presentation of COPD has evolved, and the prevalence of this syndrome has grown substantially. COPD was not among the leading...

    Cochrane for Clinicians

    The Role of Exercise in Patients with Type 2 Diabetes

    WILLIAM E. CAYLEY, JR.

    Regular exercise reduces A1C levels, adiposity, and triglyceride levels. However, no research has definitively proved a benefit of exercise on patient-oriented outcomes such as diabetes-related morbidity and mortality.

    Cochrane Briefs

    Cochrane Briefs

    JANELLE GUIRGUIS-BLAKE

    Screening for Prostate Cancer

    Cochrane Briefs

    JANELLE GUIRGUIS-BLAKE

    Vaccines for Preventing Influenza in Older Patients

    Clinical Evidence Handbook

    Carpal tunnel Syndrome

    NIGEL ASHWORTH

    What are the effects of drug, nondrug, and surgical treatment? What are the effects of postoperative treatment?

    FPIN's Clinical Inquiries

    Which Lipoprotein Measurements Are Clinically Useful?

    RADE N. PEJIC, BARBARA JAMIESON, JOSEPH SASEEN

    Emerging lipid risk factors for cardiovascular disease include lipoprotein remnants, lipoprotein (a), small LDL particles, HDL subspecies, apolipoprotein B, apolipoprotein A-I, and oxidized LDL. Measurement of these levels should not be used for routine cardiovascular risk...

    Photo Quiz

    Cerebellar and Retinal Vascular Lesions in a Postpartum Patient

    JEFFREY L. OLSON, JEFFREY BENNETT, NARESH MANDAVA

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

    Curbside Consultation

    Emergency Response: Physician Training and Obligations

    GEOFFREY R. SWAIN, KELLY BURNS

    There is no question that physician training in emergency response is available and effective, and that physicians, if properly prepared, are extremely valuable in mitigating mortality and morbidity during an emergency.

    Practice Guidelines

    AGA Reviews the Use of Corticosteroids, Immunomodulators, and Infliximab in IBD

    LISA GRAHAM

    Guideline source: American Gastroenterological Association

    AAP Releases Guidelines on Clinical Evaluation of the Child with Mental Retardation or Developmental Delays

    LAURA COUGHLIN

    The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) has published guidelines on the clinical evaluation of children with developmental delays or mental retardation. Family physicians play a major role in the early recognition and referral of children with possible developmental problems.

    Practice Guideline Briefs

    Practice Guideline Briefs

    SHERRI DAMLO

    CDC Releases Survey Results on STD Counseling in Adolescents

    Practice Guideline Briefs

    SHERRI DAMLO

    AHRQ Evaluates Peptides as Determinants for Patients with Heart Failure

    Letters to the Editor

    Amlodipine/Atorvastatin for Preventing Heart Disease

    FRANZ H. MESSERLI

    Tips from Other Journals

    Combination Therapy Better for Asthma Exacerbations

    ANNE D. WALLING

    Increased Risk of ARI in Day Care Attendees

    CAROLINE WELLBERY

    Venlafaxine Is an Effective Treatment for PTSD

    KARL E. MILLER

    Acute Uterine Bleeding: Progestin vs. Combination Therapy

    ANNE D. WALLING

    Information from Your Family Doctor

    Amblyopia (“Lazy Eye”) in Your Child

    Amblyopia (AM-blee-OH-pee-ah), also called “lazy eye,” is the loss of sight in one or both eyes. For children and young adults it is the most common cause of vision loss in one eye.

    Parvovirus B19: What You Should Know

    Parvovirus B19 is a virus that causes an infection. Most people get it in late winter or early spring.

    Corrections

    Corrections



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