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    Management of Type 2 Diabetes in Youth: An Update

    KEVIN PETERSON, JANET SILVERSTEIN, FRANCINE KAUFMAN, ELIZABETH WARREN-BOULTON

    Management of type 2 diabetes in youths differs from that in adults because it focuses on age-specific factors such as advancing sexual maturity, physical growth, and self-management ability.

    Treatment Options for Actinic Keratoses

    WILLIAM J. MCINTYRE, MICHAEL R. DOWNS, SONDRA A. BEDWELL

    The prevention of squamous cell carcinomas is the most compelling reason to treat actinic keratoses, although cosmetic concerns or symptom relief also may be factors. Treatment options include cryosurgery, curettage, photodynamic therapy, and topical therapy.

    The Role of Allergens in Asthma

    THOMAS PLATTS-MILLS, DONALD Y.M. LEUNG, MICHAEL SCHATZ

    Identification and treatment of allergic responses should be considered in patients whose asthma symptoms are persistent and who require daily medication. Although simple allergen avoidance measures have proved ineffective, there is good evidence for the effectiveness of a...

    Management of Foreign Bodies in the Skin

    GWEN WAGSTROM HALAAS

    Wounds that may contain a foreign body such as wood, metal, or glass should be evaluated to determine whether imaging, treatment, and/or removal of the foreign body is required. Depending on the type of foreign body, treatment options range from irrigation with tap water to...

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    Assembly Offers Readers Chance to Meet AFP Editors

    GENEVIEVE W. RESSEL

    The American Academy of Family Physicians (AAFP) will be taking over Chicago next month for the Annual Scientific Assembly. Activities begin Thursday, October 3, and continue through Saturday, October 6. Thousands of family physicians, residents, and students will be...

    Newsletter

    Newsletter

    Senate Finance Committee Passes SCHIP Reauthorization Bill | CMS Alerts Physicians That Some Clearinghouses Are Removing NPIs | Health IT Legislation Passed by Senate Committee Prompts Objections | Data Show Primary Care Residencies Provide Financial Benefit to Hospitals |...

    Quantum Sufficit

    Quantum Sufficit

    SHERRI DAMLO

    For one Canadian man, lightning and earphones don't mix, suggests correspondence published in the New England Journal of Medicine. Canadian doctors reported treating a patient who had second-degree burns on his neck, chest, left leg, and face. At the time of the injury, the...

    Editorials

    Preventing Diabetes in Youth: Lessons from Smoking-Cessation Efforts

    KRISTINE A. MADSEN

    Obesity in youth and its attendant complications, including type 2 diabetes, are of tremendous concern. In addition to future complications, youths with diabetes have a high risk of psychiatric disorders such as anxiety and depression.1 The disproportionate effect of obesity...

    Cochrane for Clinicians

    Counseling Women About Mammography: Benefits vs. Harms

    MICHAEL B. POTTER

    Studies of mammography show a 0.1 percent absolute reduction in breast cancer mortality with mammography. This means that if 2,000 women are offered mammography over 10 years, one woman would have her life prolonged, 10 healthy women would be treated unnecessarily for breast...

    Cochrane Briefs

    Advance Provision for Emergency Oral Contraception

    CLARISSA KRIPKE

    Providing oral emergency contraceptives in advance to fertile women for use after unprotected sexual intercourse (i.e., advance provision) does not affect pregnancy rates, condom use, sexually transmitted infection rates, or type of contraception used. Advance provision more...

    U.S. Preventive Services Task Force

    Screening for Elevated Blood Lead Levels in Children and Pregnant Women: Recommendation Statement

    This statement summarizes the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) recommendations on screening for elevated blood lead levels in children and pregnant women and the supporting scientific evidence, and it updates the 1996 recommendations contained in the Guide to...

    Photo Quiz

    Painful Erythematous Nodules

    STEPHEN H. PEARSON, DONALD W. SHENENBERGER

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

    Clinical Evidence Concise

    Atrial Fibrillation (Chronic)

    CHRISTOPHER J. BOOS, DEIDRE A. LANE, GREGORY Y.H. LIP

    What are the effects of oral medical treatments to control heart rate in persons with chronic (longer than one week) nonvalvular atrial fibrillation? What is the effect of different treatment strategies for persons with persistent nonvalvular atrial fibrillation?

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    Missed Opportunities in Heart Disease Diagnosis

    KARL E. MILLER

    Is Ibuprofen Appropriate for Pain Control in Children?

    CAROLINE WELLBERY

    Immediate Cholecystectomy Is Safe for Acute Cholecystitis

    ANNE D. WALLING

    Pharmacologic Treatment of Osteopenia Not Usually Indicated

    CAROLINE WELLBERY

    Practice Guidelines

    ACOG Releases Guidelines on Screening for Fetal Chromosomal Abnormalities

    LISA GRAHAM

    The American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG) has developed guidelines that provide recommendations on screening for fetal chromosomal abnormalities.

    Letters to the Editor

    Update on the Treatment of Patients with Helicobacter pylori

    ANGELO ZULLO, DINO VAIRA

    Information from Your Family Doctor

    Type 2 Diabetes in Youth: What You Should Know

    Diabetes is when your body cannot control the amount of sugar in your blood (blood sugar). Usually, a hormone called insulin helps turn the sugar from food into energy for your body. If you have diabetes, your body doesn't make enough insulin (type 1 diabetes) or doesn't use...

    Actinic Keratoses: What You Should Know

    Actinic keratoses (ak-TIN-ik ker-uh-TOH-sees) are rough, scaly patches on the skin. They are usually on areas of your body that get the most sun (for example, the head, neck, arms, and hands).



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