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    Diagnosis and Treatment of Acute Bronchitis

    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...

    Sudden Cardiac Death and Implantable Cardioverter-Defibrillators

    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...

    Frontotemporal Dementia: A Review for Primary Care Physicians

    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...

    Oral Manifestations of Systemic Disease

    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 News Now: AFP Edition

    AAFP News Now: AFP Edition

    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...

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    The Blood Sugar Diaries

    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.

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    Clinical Pathways: Effects on Practice, Outcomes, and Costs

    DEAN A. SEEHUSEN

    The results of 27 studies (n = 11,398) support the conclusion that clinical pathways reduce in-hospital complications and improve documentation.

    Cochrane Briefs

    Chest Physiotherapy for Pneumonia in Adults

    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).

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    What Is the Best Vasopressor for the Treatment of Shock?

    KENNETH T. MOON

    Aspirin After Peptic Ulcer Bleeding: Is It Worth the Risk?

    KENNETH T. MOON

    Photo Quiz

    Adolescent with a Diffuse, Progressive Rash

    MORTEZA KHODAEE, EDWIN BACA

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

    Practice Guidelines

    ACS Recommendations on Prostate Cancer Screening

    CARRIE ARMSTRONG

    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...

    Letters to the Editor

    Magnesium Sulfate in Women with Threatened Preterm Birth

    Reporting of Cancer Risk from CT Scans Is Misleading

    Information from Your Family Doctor

    Treatment of Bronchitis

    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

    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.



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