EDWARD M. BUCHANAN, LARA CARSON WEINSTEIN, CHRISTINA HILLSON
There are currently no screening recommendations for endometrial cancer. Diagnostic modalities include endometrial biopsy, ultrasonography, saline infusion sonography, and hysteroscopy. Surgical-based staging guides treatment.
ADAM R. SHAPIRA
Supraventricular arrhythmias and atrial fibrillation are common and persistent cardiac rhythm disturbances. Catheter-based ablation is an effective therapy that has durable therapeutic end points and a low complication rate.
W. SCOTT BLACK, JONATHAN A. BECKER
Many forearm fractures are managed in the primary care setting. Definitive treatment ranges from functional bracing to surgical fixation. Indications for referral include open fractures, joint dislocation or instability, and neurovascular injury.
MICHAEL R. SIMPSON, THOMAS M. HOWARD
This article provides an overview of the various types of tendinopathies affecting the foot and ankle, and outlines diagnosis and treatment of specific injuries.
DAVID RABAGO, ALEKSANDRA ZGIERSKA
Saline nasal irrigation is a safe and effective adjunctive therapy for symptoms of sinonasal conditions, such as chronic rhinosinusitis, viral upper respiratory tract infection, and allergic rhinitis.
There are no established guidelines on the diagnostic workup or management of nephrotic syndrome. Treatment includes fluid and sodium restriction, oral or intravenous diuretics, and angiotensin-converting enzyme inhibitors.
The U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) recommends screening for congenital hypothyroidism in newborns (Table 1). A recommendation.
The U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) recommends screening for type 2 diabetes mellitus in asymptomatic adults with sustained blood pressure (treated or untreated) greater than 135/80 mm Hg.
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MARK A. GRABER, ROBERT DACHS, ANDREA DARBY-STEWART
Does telmisartan therapy after stroke prevent recurrence and adverse cardiovascular events? Despite lowering blood pressure, telmisartan did not provide preventative benefit. This study reflects problems with publication bias and that surrogate markers, such as blood pressure...
LARS E. PETERSON, ANDREW W. BAZEMORE, ROBERT L. PHILLIPS, JR, BRIDGET TEEVAN, MARTEY S. DODOO, IMAM XIERALI, STEPHEN M. PETTERSON
The population of patients older than 65 years is projected to increase substantially in the coming years, particularly in rural areas. Family physicians are essential providers of geriatric care, especially in rural areas, but need payment reform to improve their capacity to...
KENNETH W. LIN, CHRISTINE CHANG
Case study: A 50-year-old woman with a history of hyperlipidemia visits your office for a physical examination. Her blood pressure is 140/82 mm Hg, and her body mass index is 30 kg per m2.
JAMES C. HIGGINS, MICHAEL J. ARNOLD
Photo Quiz presents readers with a clinical challenge based on a photograph or other image.
MARK H. EBELL
Lumbar spinal stenosis is an important cause of pain and disability, and surgery is beneficial for appropriately selected patients. Therefore, it is important for primary care physicians to distinguish patients with spinal stenosis from those with musculoskeletal low back...
ANTHONY MARSON, MELISSA MAGUIRE, SRIDHARAN RAMARATNAM
What are the benefits and risks of starting antiepileptic drug treatment after a single seizure? What are the effects of monotherapy in newly diagnosed partial epilepsy? What are the effects of monotherapy in newly diagnosed generalized epilepsy (tonic-clonic type)?
KENNETH T. MOON
KENNETH T. MOON
KENNETH T. MOON
Recommendations from the American Diabetes Association (ADA), American College of Cardiology Foundation (ACC), and American Heart Association (AHA) for glycemic control and prevention of cardiovascular events in patients with diabetes.
It is cancer of the lining of the uterus (womb), and is the fourth most common cancer in women.
The term “supraventricular tachycardia” (SOO-prah-ven-TRIK-u-lar tak-eh-KAR-de-ah), or SVT, describes several types of fast heart rates that usually aren't dangerous, but can cause troubling symptoms.
This therapy rinses your nasal cavity, the area behind your nose, with salt water (saline). You can do it at home to help with your sinus problems, such as a stuffy or runny nose.
Nephrotic (nef-RAH-tik) syndrome (NS) is when your kidneys don't filter out toxic substances and waste from your blood.
The Point-of-Care Guide, “Estimating the Risk of Ovarian Cancer,” (September 15, 2009, page 632) incorrectly listed an abnormal cancer antigen (CA) 125 level as less than 30 units per mL (30 arb units per L) in a footnote in Table 2 on page 633. The footnote should have read,...
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