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    Diabetes Mellitus: Diagnosis and Screening

    PARITA PATEL, ALLISON MACEROLLO

    Diagnosis of diabetes mellitus is based on fasting or random blood glucose levels, or oral glucose tolerance testing. However, guidelines on who to screen are conflicting.

    Diagnosis and Treatment of Urethritis in Men

    JOHN R. BRILL

    Urethritis is the most common sexually transmitted infection in men. Neisseria gonorrhoeae and Chlamydia trachomatis are the primary pathogens identified in men with urethritis. Treatment goals include alleviating symptoms, reducing the likelihood of coinfections, and...

    Peripheral Neuropathy: Differential Diagnosis and Management

    HEND AZHARY, MUHAMMAD U. FAROOQ, MINAL BHANUSHALI, ARSHAD MAJID, MOUNZER Y. KASSAB

    A systematic approach to the diagnosis of peripheral neuropathy involves identifying the underlying etiology and excluding potentially treatable causes. Findings from the history and physical examination, as well as laboratory results, can guide the diagnosis. The goals of...

    Skin and Soft Tissue Infections in Immunocompetent Patients

    JAMES OWEN BREEN

    An increase in community-acquired methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus infections has led to a new approach to skin and soft tissue infections. This article discusses updated diagnostic and treatment strategies.

    Inside AFP

    AFP Celebrates 60th Anniversary

    JOYCE A. MERRIMAN

    What would someone who read the first issue of GP (as AFP was originally called) think of AFP today? I'm sure no one imagined accessing AFP content on the Internet of the future, or receiving the table of contents in an e-mail. The past six decades have been ones of change...

    AAFP News Now: AFP Edition

    AAFP News Now: AFP Edition

    ACIP Expands Flu Vaccine Recommendation; Report Shows Adult Vaccine Uptake Needed | Court of Appeals Reinstates FDA's Authority to Regulate Electronic Cigarettes | AAFP Updates Policy on Retail Health Clinics, Opposes Expanding Services | <i>M<sc>ed</sc>W<sc>atch</sc></i> FDA...

    Close-ups

    A Burn That Keeps Hurting

    MARIETTA ANGELOTTI

    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

    Celebrating the Past; Looking Forward to the Future

    JAY SIWEK

    Most anniversary commentaries look back, noting where we have been, the changes made, and the milestones reached along the way. That was certainly the focus of the last two anniversary editorials I wrote, celebrating American Family Physician's 40th and 50th years of...

    Latent Autoimmune Diabetes in Adults

    JEFF UNGER

    Latent autoimmune diabetes in adults (LADA) is a slowly progressive form of autoimmune diabetes mellitus characterized by older age at diagnosis, the presence of pancreatic autoantibodies, and the lack of an absolute insulin requirement at diagnosis. Although patients with...

    Cochrane for Clinicians

    Blood Pressure Treatment Targets for Uncomplicated Hypertension

    QUYNH BUI

    To date, there is no evidence to support treating patients with uncomplicated hypertension to blood pressure goals lower than the standard blood pressure target of less than or equal to 140 to 160/90 to 100 mm Hg. In randomized controlled trials, patients treated to lower...

    Effectiveness of B-Complex Vitamins for Prevention of Cardiovascular Events

    CLARISSA KRIPKE

    Eight randomized clinical trials that included 24,210 patients did not show a reduction in MI, stroke, or all-cause mortality with B-complex vitamin therapy.

    Photo Quiz

    Chronic Productive Cough

    AHMED H. DESSOUKI

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

    Practice Guidelines

    ACOG Guidelines on Pregnancy After Bariatric Surgery

    CARRIE ARMSTRONG

    Counseling and treating women who become pregnant after bariatric surgery present unique challenges. Although outcomes are generally good, nutritional and surgical complications can arise. The American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG) recently reviewed the...

    Letters to the Editor

    Effect of Beta Blockers on Patient's Lipid Profiles

    Are Bisphosphonates Effective in Preventing Fractures?

    EAMON C. ARMSTRONG

    Information from Your Family Doctor

    Urethritis in Men

    Urethritis (YOO-ree-THRI-tis) is an inflammation of the urethra, which is the tube that carries urine from the bladder to the penis then out of the body (see drawing).

    MRSA: What You Should Know

    Staphylococcus aureus, or staph, is a common type of bacteria. Antibiotics can usually cure staph infections. However, methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus, or MRSA for short, is a type of staph infection that is resistant to many antibiotics, making it hard to treat.



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