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    Respiratory Syncytial Virus Infection in Children

    MARIN DAWSON-CASWELL, HERBERT L. MUNCIE, JR.

    Diagnosis of respiratory syncytial virus infection is based on patient history and physical examination. The goal of treatment is to maintain hydration and oxygenation; most children recover uneventfully.

    Cat-scratch Disease

    STEPHEN A. KLOTZ, VOICHITA IANAS, SEAN P. ELLIOTT

    Diagnosis of cat-scratch disease is most often arrived at by obtaining a history of exposure to cats and a serologic test with high titers of immunoglobulin G antibody to Bartonella henselae. Most cases are self-limited and do not require antibiotic treatment. Cat-scratch...

    Evaluation and Management of Intestinal Obstruction

    PATRICK G. JACKSON, MANISH RAIJI

    Patients with intestinal obstruction often present with nausea and emesis, colicky abdominal pain, and a failure to pass flatus or bowel movements. Radiologic imaging can confirm the diagnosis. Clinically stable patients can be treated conservatively, but surgical...

    Specialized Nutrition Support

    DOINA KULICK, DARWIN DEEN

    The decision to initiate specialized nutrition support is based on the patient's preexisting nutritional status, the impact of the disease process on nutritional intake, and the likelihood that it will improve patient outcome or quality of life. Parenteral nutrition should be...

    Editorials

    Increasing Patient Access to VBAC: New NIH and ACOG Recommendations

    LAWRENCE M. LEEMAN, VALERIE J. KING

    The increasing rate of cesarean deliveries and the lack of access to TOLAC have created a major public health concern. Maternal morbidity and mortality seem to be increasing in the United States, partly as a result of the increase in repeat cesarean deliveries.

    U.S. Preventive Services Task Force

    Screening for Impaired Visual Acuity in Older Adults: Recommendation Statement

    The U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) concludes that the current evidence is insufficient to assess the balance of benefits and harms of screening for visual acuity for the improvement of outcomes in older adults.

    Practice Guidelines

    ACOG Updates Recommendations on Vaginal Birth After Previous Cesarean Delivery

    CARRIE ARMSTRONG

    The rate of cesarean delivery has increased dramatically in the United States over the past four decades, perpetuated somewhat by the dictum “once a cesarean, always a cesarean.” However, evidence has shown that many women who have had a cesarean delivery can safely deliver...

    Putting Prevention into Practice

    Screening for Impaired Visual Acuity in Older Adults

    KENNETH W. LIN, EWELL M. HOLLIS

    Case study: A 68-year-old black man presents for a routine checkup and refill of his hypertension medication. He has smoked a pack of cigarettes daily for more than 45 years. He asks if he should be screened for cataracts, which his father developed in his 60s. The patient...

    Photo Quiz

    Acute Foot Rash in a Healthy Child During Travel

    MONTY J. VANBEBER, MARIANNE C. TARGINO-VANBEBER, ROGER ZOOROB

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

    AAFP News Now: AFP Edition

    AAFP News Now: AFP Edition

    Federal Government Exempts Physicians from Red Flags Rule | AAFP, Other Primary Care Organizations Adopt Joint Principles for Medical Education | CDC Updates Guidelines on GBS Disease and Revises STD Guidelines | New AAFP Performance Improvement CME Program Focuses on...

    Clinical Evidence Handbook

    Shoulder Pain

    RICHARD MURPHY, ANDREW CARR

    What are the effects of oral and topical drug treatment in persons with shoulder pain?What are the effects of local injections, nondrug and surgical treatments in persons with shoulder pain?

    FPIN's Clinical Inquiries

    Reducing ACL Injuries in Female Athletes

    SHELLEY RINGO, GARY KELSBERG, LEILANI ST. ANNA

    Neuromuscular training programs that include plyometric and strengthening exercises significantly reduce noncontact ACL injuries in female soccer and handball players older than 14 years.

    Letters to the Editor

    Patients Eat Food, Not Food Categories or Constituents

    Information from Your Family Doctor

    Respiratory Syncytial Virus Infection

    Respiratory syncytial virus (RESS-per-uh-TORee sin-SISH-uhl VIE-russ), or RSV, causes lung infections in children, especially those younger than two years. Children younger than one year may get a cough and runny nose, and may wheeze when they breathe. Older children may have...

    Intestinal Obstruction

    Intestinal obstruction is when there is a blockage in the small or large intestine that prevents food from passing through.



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