DENISE K. SUR, ELISE L. BUKONT
Most children will be evaluated for a febrile illness by 36 months of age. If there is no evident source of fever, the child may have a serious bacterial infection, which could cause adverse effects if left untreated. Physicians should use a cautious and evidence-based...
BARBARA S. APGAR, AMANDA H. KAUFMAN, UCHE GEORGE-NWOGU, ANNE KITTENDORF
Women with menorrhagia may have reduced quality of life and describe a loss or reduction of daily activities. Therapies for menorrhagia include oral progestins, a levonorgestrel-releasing intrauterine device, endometrial ablation, and hysterectomy.
STEPHEN H. SCHULTZ, STEPHEN W. NORTH, CLEVELAND G. SHIELDS
Schizophrenia is a debilitating mental illness that is characterized by positive and negative symptoms. Effective psychosocial and family interventions can improve outcomes, and medication can control symptoms. Physicians should actively manage side effects of drug treatment...
MELISSA C. JONES
Although insulin can effectively control glucose levels, this therapy is not favored by many patients and physicians because of the risk of adverse effects. Pramlintide and exenatide are additional treatment options for patients with diabetes.
JOYCE A. MERRIMAN
The nearly 200,000 readers of American Family Physician represent a variety of people with an array of interests. One of our goals in selecting content for AFP is to mirror that—by publishing diverse material that will be of interest to many of you. We hope that each of you...
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Hindu priests in Bihar, an impoverished state in India, are blessing children with polio vaccine drops instead of holy water to help eradicate polio. Eleven cases of polio, which is also prevalent in Pakistan, Nigeria, and Afghanistan, were reported in early 2007 in Bihar;...
JO-ANN S. HARRIS
Since the 1970s, the evaluation of a child younger than three years with a fever without a source has been problematic and controversial for physicians in the office setting. If the child is younger than one month or is toxic appearing, most physicians take an aggressive...
The personal side of medicine told from the patient's perspective. The patient's story is followed by commentary from a physician and a list of resources.
MARK H. EBELL
Pneumonia and respiratory failure are among the most common serious complications following surgery.
JASON W. MITCHELL, JEFF DANSKA
A 63-year-old woman presented with what she thought was a brown recluse spider bite received 10 days earlier. After noticing a small, painless, nonpruritic, red bump on her upper back, she surmised that a spider had bitten her, although she did not see a spider at the time....
G. ROBERT DeYOUNG, null PharmD, BCPS, PHILIP J. BATY
Herpes zoster vaccine decreases the incidences of shingles and postherpetic neuralgia. Despite unresolved questions about cost-effectiveness, and pending issues regarding reimbursement, it is an effective vaccine that should be offered to patients who are 60 years or older.
KARL E. MILLER
ANNE D. WALLING
KENNETH W. LIN
ANNE D. WALLING
KARL E. MILLER
KENNETH T. MOON
ANNE D. WALLING
A growing body of literature points to the significance of premature cardiovascular disease in certain childhood diagnoses and emphasizes the importance of risk reduction by disease stratification.
CDC Releases Report on Prevalence of Adult Obesity
Guidelines on the use and frequency of ophthalmologic examinations in children with juvenile rheumatoid arthritis are available from the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP).
Menorrhagia (men-or-RAY-jah) is periods that are heavier than normal or periods that last for seven days or more each month. Menorrhagia can cause stress for many women. It can also result in anemia, a condition in which you don't have enough red blood cells. Some women have...
Schizophrenia (skitz-o-FREN-ee-ah) is a mental illness. People with this disease may:
The Practice Guideline Brief, “AHA diet and Lifestyle Recommendations,” (May 15, 2007, page 1573) contained an error in the fourth paragraph of the second column on page 1573. the levels of high-density lipoprotein cholesterol, considered by the American heart Association ...
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