ALLEN L. PELLETIER, JEREMY THOMAS, FAWWAZ R. SHAW
Adults with low vision are at risk of depression, social isolation, falls, medication errors, and hallucinations. Vision screening with attention to specific disorders, such as diabetic retinopathy, refractive error, cataracts, glaucoma, and age-related macular degeneration,...
KYLE MILLS, A. CHRISTIE NELSON, BRADFORD T. WINSLOW, KATHRYN LEE SPRINGER
Antibiotic therapy for nursing home–acquired pneumonia should treat a broad range of organisms, and drug-resistant microbes should be considered when making treatment decisions. Appropriate dosing of antibiotics is important to optimize effectiveness and avoid adverse effects...
MARK DEUTCHMAN, AMY TANNER TUBAY, DAVID K. TUROK
One fourth of pregnancies are affected by vaginal bleeding in the first trimester. Possible causes of bleeding include subchorionic hemorrhage, embryonic demise, anembryonic pregnancy, incomplete abortion, ectopic pregnancy, and gestational trophoblastic disease. Transvaginal...
PCPCC Provides Guide for Integrating HIT into the Patient-Centered Medical Home | Online Screening Tool Helps Physicians Assess Patients' Use of Alcohol and Drugs | Policy Options Paper Recommends Payment Increase for Medicare Primary Care Services | Proposed Cooperative...
JONATHAN L. TEMTE
Over the course of six days, a case report of two novel H1N1 influenza (swine flu) infections in California1 transformed into a phase 5 influenza pandemic “characterized by human-to-human spread of the virus into at least two countries in one [World Health Organization]...
JONATHAN L. TEMTE
The current H1N1 influenza (swine flu) outbreak has patients and physicians understandably concerned. Many people with a respiratory illness want to get examined, but physicians are concerned about spreading illness among other patients in their waiting rooms. It would be...
JOSEPH M. MYLOTTE
In this issue of American Family Physician, Mills and colleagues review the treatment of patients with nursing home–acquired pneumonia1 and discuss the recent guideline2 on hospitalized adults with pneumonia, published by the American Thoracic Society (ATS) and the Infectious...
MARILYN JAFFE-RUIZ, SUSAN PINCUS
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.
WILLIAM E. CAYLEY, JR.
Salmeterol may help improve asthma symptoms, but it should only be used as part of a comprehensive asthma management plan including inhaled corticosteroids and a short-acting beta agonist. There is currently insufficient evidence to confirm that salmeterol does not increase...
T. MINSUE CHEN, TRI H. NGUYEN, JOEL L. COHEN
Photo Quiz presents readers with a clinical challenge based on a photograph or other image.
Experts from the American Academy of Neurology (AAN) and the European Federation of Neurological Societies (EFNS) reviewed the literature on the diagnosis and treatment of trigeminal neuralgia. Trigeminal neuralgia is defined as sudden, usually unilateral, severe, brief,...
KENNETH T. MOON
About one in every four women will have vaginal bleeding during the first few months of pregnancy. Many things can cause it. Some of the most common causes are threatened abortion, ectopic (eck-TAH-pick) pregnancy, and spontaneous abortion.
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