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    Primary Care for Children with Autism

    PAUL S. CARBONE, MEGAN FARLEY, TOBY DAVIS

    Autism spectrum disorders include three core features: delays in social interaction, language impairments, and restricted and repetitive behaviors. Primary care physicians should perform developmental surveillance for autism at all well-child visits, and conduct screenings at...

    Health Effects of Hawthorn

    STEPHEN DAHMER, EMILIE SCOTT

    Hawthorn is an herbal supplement with substantial evidence of clinical benefit for the treatment of chronic congestive heart failure. Although hawthorn is typically well tolerated, patients should be monitored closely because of theoretic concerns about interactions with...

    Evaluation and Treatment of Severe Asymptomatic Hypertension

    CHAD S. KESSLER, YAZEN JOUDEH

    Usually, patients with severely elevated blood pressure do not have signs or symptoms of end-organ damage and do not require immediate treatment. Most patients without end-organ damage can be treated with a maintenance dose of an oral hypertensive and discharged, with...

    Preterm Labor

    WILLIAM G. SAYRES, JR.

    Evaluation of women with preterm contractions includes assessing for ruptured membranes and infection, and determining the likelihood of true labor through cervical ultrasonography and/or fetal fibronectin testing. Management of preterm labor consists of antenatal...

    Sexual Assault of Women

    HELEN LUCE, SARINA SCHRAGER, VALERIE GILCHRIST

    Sexual assault includes vaginal, oral, and anal penetration and is more broadly conceived than the legal definition of rape. Immediate care includes the treatment of injuries, prophylaxis for sexually transmitted infections, administration of emergency contraception, and the...

    Inside AFP

    Continuous Improvement at AFP

    SARAH J. KATZ, JOYCE A. MERRIMAN

    Everyone at AFP is working to take advantage of new technology and make the AFP experience more valuable for readers and authors. We have launched two new online systems to improve AFP—Editorial Manager and a new, improved Web site.

    AAFP News Now: AFP Edition

    AAFP News Now: AFP Edition

    AAFP Emphasizes Communication in Its Updated Breast Cancer Recommendations | FamilyDoctor.org Launches Content From Consumer Alliance With The Coca-Cola Co. | CMS Proposes Medicare Advantage Rule; Groups Urge Congress to Equalize Payment | AAFP Members Can Help Haiti...

    Close-ups

    Uncharted Territory

    MARY ANN MAURER, AMY CRAWFORD-FAUCHER

    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.

    Editorials

    Adolescent Dating Violence

    JENNIFER G. VANDERLEEST, CECILIA P. URQUIDES

    Adolescent dating violence is associated with increased rates of eating disorders, substance abuse, depression, sexually transmitted infections, and pregnancy, and continued perpetration and victimization, yet many physicians are unfamiliar with this term.1–3 Adolescent...

    FPIN's Clinical Inquiries

    Combination Therapy for Postmenopausal Osteoporosis

    HEATHER TAGLIARINO JONES, ELLEN HOWARD

    There is insufficient evidence to recommend combination therapy for the routine management of postmenopausal osteoporosis.

    Clinical Evidence Handbook

    Osteoarthritis of the Hip

    DAVID SCOTT

    What are the effects of nondrug, drug, and surgical treatments for osteoarthritis of the hip?

    STEPS

    Dapsone (Aczone) 5% Gel for the Treatment of Acne

    BARRY COUTINHO

    Dapsone is an antibiotic that has been used since the 1940s for the treatment of leprosy and skin disorders such as dermatitis herpetiformis and nodulocystic acne. Dapsone (Aczone) 5% gel is approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for the treatment of acne...

    U.S. Preventive Services Task Force

    Screening for Hepatitis B Virus Infection in Pregnancy: Reaffirmation Recommendation Statement

    The U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) recommends screening for hepatitis B virus (HBV) infection in pregnant women at their first prenatal visit.

    Screening for Asymptomatic Bacteriuria in Adults: Reaffirmation Recommendation Statement

    The U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) recommends screening for asymptomatic bacteriuria with urine culture for pregnant women at 12 to 16 weeks' gestation or at the first prenatal visit, if later.

    Putting Prevention Into Practice

    Screening for Asymptomatic Bacteriuria in Adults

    KENNETH W. LIN, THEODORE R. BROWN

    Case study: D.C., a 27-year-old woman at 15 weeks' gestation, comes to your office for her first prenatal visit. She is accompanied by her 56-year-old mother, whom you treat for type 2 diabetes.

    Photo Quiz

    Discrete Papules on the Thigh of a Child

    ALEXANDER K.C. LEUNG, ALBERT Y.F. KONG

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

    Chronic Rash Associated with Numbness

    LINDA HILL, M.T. RICHARD HOANG

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

    Tips from Other Journals

    Subcutaneous Rehydration Therapy in Children

    GREG JOHNSON, III

    Which Pharmacotherapies Are Most Effective in Smoking Cessation?

    ANNE D. WALLING

    Vitamin D Supplementation Helps Prevent Falls in Older Adults

    AMY CRAWFORD-FAUCHER

    Moxibustion Is Not Useful in Breech Version

    ANNE D. WALLING

    Ibuprofen vs. Acetaminophen with Codeine for Fracture Pain in Children

    KENNETH T. MOON

    Zoledronic Acid Prevents Postmenopausal Bone Loss

    ANNE D. WALLING

    Recurrent UTIs and Antibiotic Prophylaxis in Children

    KENNETH T. MOON

    Mixed Benefits of Controlling Mild Gestational Diabetes Mellitus

    KENNETH T. MOON

    Blood Pressure Control and Renal Failure Risk in Children

    KENNETH T. MOON

    Conventional Pap Smear vs. Liquid-Based Cytology

    AMY CRAWFORD-FAUCHER

    Albiglutide Potentially Beneficial in Type 2 Diabetes Management

    AMY CRAWFORD-FAUCHER

    Effective Pain Control in Newborns: Easy and Important

    GREG JOHNSON, III

    Practice Guidelines

    AAP Updates Guidelines on Rotavirus Vaccination

    CARRIE ARMSTRONG

    A live, oral human-bovine reassortant rotavirus vaccine (RV5; Rotateq) was approved in 2006, followed by a live, oral human attenuated rotavirus vaccine (RV1; Rotarix) in 2008. Since the licensure of RV1, the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) has updated its guidelines on...

    Letters to the Editor

    Physicians Should Conduct Pretravel Consultations

    MARTIN JOHNS

    Recognizing Patients' Transitions Toward the End of Their Life

    SEGISMUNDO PARES, BONNIE PARSONS

    Physicians Should Use Resources to Find Clinical Answers

    NANCY O'BRIEN

    Chagas Disease as Secondary Cause of Cardiomyopathy

    JENNIFER JUNNILA

    Information from Your Family Doctor

    Helping a Child with Autism

    Autism is a condition that makes it hard to communicate and relate to others. Sometimes it causes people to repeat behaviors over and over. People with autism will have it their whole lives. Some people will have mild symptoms and some will have more severe symptoms. Children...

    Hawthorn

    Hawthorn is an herb that has been used to treat many health problems. It has been studied most as a treatment for mild heart failure. It helps the heart pump out more blood and opens up blood vessels to help with circulation. You can find hawthorn in most drug or health food...

    Sexual Assault

    It is when you are forced to have sexual contact that you do not want. You can be hurt or killed during a sexual assault. Many people get cuts, bruises, or broken bones.



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