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    Diagnosis and Management of Contact Dermatitis

    RICHARD P. USATINE, MARCELA RIOJAS

    Contact dermatitis, characterized as irritant or allergic, usually leads to erythema and scaling. The main focus of treatment is determining and avoiding the causative substance. If avoidance and empiric therapy are ineffective, or the cause is unknown, patch testing may be...

    Slipped Capital Femoral Epiphysis: Diagnosis and Management

    DAVID PECK

    A diagnosis of slipped capital femoral epiphysis should be considered in children presenting with limping and pain in the groin, hip, thigh, or knee. Radiography findings confirm diagnosis, and usual treatment involves referral to an orthopedic surgeon for in situ fixation...

    Global Risk of Coronary Heart Disease: Assessment and Application

    ANTHONY J. VIERA, STACEY L. SHERIDAN

    Calculating global risk of coronary heart disease allows for more accurate estimates than those obtained from the conventional risk factor approach. Global risk is based on an empiric equation that combines major risk factors to determine a patient’s risk of coronary heart...

    AAFP News Now: AFP Edition

    AAFP News Now: AFP Edition

    Several States Report Spike in Pertussis Activity, Need for Vaccination Emphasized | Obama Uses Recess Appointment to Name Berwick as New CMS Administrator | Dosing Error Risk Increased with Shortage of Prefilled Epinephrine Syringes | FDA Warns of Potential for Overdose on...

    Editorials

    Evidence for Global CHD Risk Calculation: Risk Assessment Alone Does Not Change Outcomes

    PETER HAM

    To prevent heart attack, stroke, or death, the American Heart Association recommends estimating patients’ absolute risk of having a coronary heart disease (CHD) event in 10 years. Before physicians adopt routine risk calculation, we should use the evidence to determine the...

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    Neuraminidase Inhibitors for Influenza Treatment and Prevention in Healthy Adults

    WILLIAM E. CAYLEY, JR.

    Although neuraminidase inhibitors can reduce the risk of contracting symptomatic, confirmed influenza and reduce the time to recovery for those with laboratory-confirmed influenza, they are not effective for reducing the risk of influenza-like illness or asymptomatic...

    Cochrane Briefs

    Medical Management vs. Surgery for Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease

    CLARISSA KRIPKE, null FAAFP

    At one to three years, adults with GERD who were treated with laparoscopic fundoplication had more improvement in overall and GERD-specific quality of life scores and less exposure to acid in the lower esophagus compared with patients who use proton pump inhibitors (PPIs) and...

    Photo Quiz

    Acutely Swollen Tongue in a Middle-Aged Woman

    INNA GUTMAN

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

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    Time to Chat

    MICHAEL P. MADWED, BLAIR A. BECKER

    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.

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    Is High-Flow Oxygen Effective for Treatment of Cluster Headaches?

    KENNETH T. MOON

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    ACOG Guidelines on Noncontraceptive Uses of Hormonal Contraceptives

    CARRIE ARMSTRONG

    Many of women use hormonal contraception for its noncontraceptive benefits, such as making menstruation more predictable and correcting menstrual irregularities caused by oligo-ovulation or anovulation. The American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG) provides...

    Letters to the Editor

    Letters to the Editor

    Encouraging Physical Activity Among Frail Older Persons

    Information from Your Family Doctor

    Contact Dermatitis: What You Should Know

    It is when your skin has a reaction to something you touch. The skin may get itchy, red, and swollen. You may also get blisters or bumps.

    Heart Attack: What Is Your Risk?

    A heart attack (also called a myocardial infarction [MY-oh-CARD-ee-ul in-FARK-shun]) happens when part of the heart does not get enough blood. Fats build up in the blood vessels and block the blood supply to the heart. This is called coronary artery disease or coronary heart...

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