DOUG KNUTSON, ELIZABETH STEINER
Although breast cancer screening is an important component of health maintenance, recent studies have generated questions about the appropriateness of traditional screening modalities.
SARA G. SHIELDS, STEPHEN D. RATCLIFFE, PATRICIA FONTAINE, LARRY LEEMAN
Dystocia may be caused by inadequate uterine contractions, fetal malposition, or cephalopelvic disproportion, and it is responsible for more than 50 percent of pri-mary cesarean deliveries. Physicians providing maternity care should be skilled at diagnosing, managing, and...
SETH L. TOBACK
Primary care physicians report at least one emergency presenting to their office per year, and most offices are not prepared to handle such emergencies. Offices can decrease the risk of unfavorable outcomes in medical emergencies by acquiring the correct equipment, ensuring...
One of the more commonly used herbal supplements, ginger has been shown to be effective for pregnancy-induced and postoperative nausea and vomiting. There is less evidence to support its use for nausea and vomiting from other causes, and evidence regarding its use for the...
Joyce A. Merriman, Matthew J. Neff
The ideal treatment strategy or best diagnostic tool for a disease often changes as new techniques or technologies are developed. The various methods of screening for and diagnosing breast cancer have been no exception over the years, and the recommended modalities will most...
Legislation Seeks to Enhance Access to Cancer Screenings | Alaska Medicare Environment Highlights Payment Crisis | Speakers Say Medicare Payment Rates Major Reason for Physician Shortages | AAFP Asks CMS to Increase Estimation of Notice of Noncoverage Burdens | Former House...
According to results from a National Sleep Foundation poll, 60 percent of American women get enough sleep only a few nights each week, and 67 percent frequently have problems sleeping. Although women of all ages experience sleep problems, working mothers and single working...
For many of the conditions we encounter in primary care, there is insufficient evidence to tell us the best course of action. Breast cancer screening is different. We now have nine randomized controlled trials (RCTs) and numerous case-control, cross-sectional, and cohort...
Patient registries are necessary for high-quality health care, but even in innovative practices, their presence and utilization is inadequate. Registry uptake in primary care may be enhanced by improving the functionality of electronic health records (EHRs) and implementing...
Nathan Hitzeman, Mimi Reiss
Compared with standard rehabilitation, ADL-based occupational therapy significantly decreases death or institutionalization and deterioration in the ability to perform ADL after stroke. The optimal length and type of therapy is not well defined.
CHRISTOPHER W. WALKER
Fecal Occult Blood Tests Reduce Colorectal Cancer Mortality
CHINASA ANUGWOM, SHERYL SULANGI, ROBERT DACHS
Adenosine vs. Calcium Channel Blockers for Supraventricular Tachycardia
This statement summarizes the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) recommendations on screening for hemochromatosis and the supporting scientific evidence.
PHILLIPA J. HAY, JOSUE BACALTCHUK
What are the effects of treatments for bulimia nervosa in adults? What are the effects of discontinuing treatment in persons in remission?
Patients with Alzheimer's disease who undergo treatment of any kind should be monitored eight weeks after initiation of therapy and at least every six months thereafter.
BRYCHAN M. CLARK, BRIAN K. AGAN
Photo Quiz presents readers with a clinical challenge based on a photograph or other image.
ANNE D. WALLING
KARL E. MILLER
The Infectious Diseases Society of America (IDSA) has released recommendations on travel medicine standards based on evidence, expert opinion, and clinical experience.
CDC Changes Treatment Guidelines for Gonorrhea
ACS Recommendations on MRI and Mammography for Breast Cancer Screening
MARK B. STEPHENS, ANTHONY BEUTLER
An office emergency is when someone in the doctor's office needs emergency medical care. For example, a patient may have a stroke, or a child may be brought in with meningitis.
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