ROSS H. ALBERT
Acute bronchitis is a self-limited infection that can be difficult to distinguish from other illnesses that commonly cause cough. Traditional therapies have been shown to be ineffective against acute bronchitis, and careful word selection and communication can help reduce...
MINTU P. TURAKHIA
Treatment of patients with implantable cardioverter-defibrillators begins with obtaining key elements of the patient history and evaluating cardiovascular status. Ejection fraction remains the most important step in identifying patients at risk of sudden cardiac death who...
ROBERTO CARDARELLI, ANDREW KERTESZ, JANICE A. KNEBL
Variants of frontotemporal dementia include behavioral variant frontotemporal dementia, semantic dementia, and progressive nonfluent aphasia. Behavioral and language manifestations, with relatively preserved cognition, are core features. A careful history and physical...
ANGELA C. CHI, BRAD W. NEVILLE, JOE W. KRAYER, WANDA C. GONSALVES
Oral findings that may be associated with systemic disease include mucosal pallor and atrophy, oral lesions, changes in pigmentation, periodontal bleeding, and dental erosion. Identification of oral findings may allow for early diagnosis and treatment of the underlying condition.
AAFP Helped Spur CMS' Final Rule in Favor of Primary Care Bonus Program | Harvard Medical School Opens $30 Million Center for Primary Care | Many Medical Schools, Residencies Teaching Medicare, Medicaid Compliance | ACIP Expands Pertussis, Meningococcal Vaccination...
SANAZ SARA MAJD
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.
DEAN A. SEEHUSEN
The results of 27 studies (n = 11,398) support the conclusion that clinical pathways reduce in-hospital complications and improve documentation.
MARK H. EBELL
There is little evidence to support the effectiveness of chest physiotherapy for adults with pneumonia. In two small studies by the same investigator, only osteopathic manipulation was shown to improve some outcomes (i.e., length of stay and duration of antibiotic therapy).
KENNETH T. MOON
KENNETH T. MOON
MORTEZA KHODAEE, EDWIN BACA
Photo Quiz presents readers with a clinical challenge based on a photograph or other image.
Although there have been substantive advances in the understanding of prostate cancer screening since the previous American Cancer Society (ACS) guideline update in 2001, there are still uncertainties about the overall value of early detection. Evidence that periodic prostate...
Bronchitis is an infection in your chest that is caused by germs. It is usually caused by viruses but can also be caused by bacteria. Cough is the main symptom. The cough may last for two or three weeks. You may also have fever, body aches, and wheezing.
Frontotemporal dementia, or FTD, is a disease in which people lose tissue at the front (frontal lobes) and sides (temporal lobes) of their brain. This gradually causes problems with behavior and language. Doctors do not know what causes it.
All editors in a position to control content for this activity, AFP journal, are required to disclose any relevant financial relationships. View disclosures.
|Continuing Medical Education Credit|