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    Vaginitis: Diagnosis and Treatment

    BARRY L. HAINER, MARIA V. GIBSON

    Vaginitis can be caused by bacterial vaginosis, trichomoniasis, vulvovaginal candidiasis, atrophic vaginitis, and irritant and allergic contact dermatitis. Diagnosis and treatment are determined by various tests and the presence or absence of certain clinical signs and symptoms.

    Medical Management of Stable Coronary Artery Disease

    MATTHEW PFLIEGER, BRADFORD T. WINSLOW, KYLE MILLS, IRA M. DAUBER

    Three classes of medication—lipid-lowering, antihypertensive, and antiplatelet agents—are essential to prevent disease progression and recurrent cardiovascular events in patients with stable coronary artery disease.

    Failure to Thrive: An Update

    SARAH Z. COLE, JASON S. LANHAM

    Failure to thrive is a sign of undernutrition caused by inadequate caloric intake, inadequate caloric absorption, or excessive caloric expenditure. A careful history and physical examination are important in identifying a cause. If a diagnosis is made, and no medical...

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    Appetite Suppressants as Adjuncts for Weight Loss

    BLAIR WILBERT, BRICE LABRUZZO MOHUNDRO, VINCENT SHAW, AMY ANDRES

    Phentermine and diethylpropion are appetite suppressants approved for use in the United States as adjuncts in the treatment of obesity. These agents demonstrate a modest weight loss benefit when combined with dietary modifications and exercise.

    AAFP News Now: AFP Edition

    AAFP News Now: AFP Edition

    AAFP, AAPA Issue Joint Policy Statement on the Role of PAs in Collaborative Care | CMS Clarifies PCIP Rules for Physicians New to Medicare, Creates E-Prescribing Criteria | Updated Dietary Guidelines Emphasize Healthy Foods, Increased Activity | <i>M<sc>ed</sc>W<sc>atch</sc><...

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    A Medical Alert Tattoo

    SALEH ALDASOUQI

    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.

    Cochrane for Clinicians

    Screening for Prostate Cancer: Prostate-Specific Antigen Testing Is Not Effective

    NATHAN HITZEMAN, MICHAEL MOLINA

    Several large randomized controlled trials show that PSA screening does not significantly reduce prostate cancer mortality, even in a U.S. study that included black men and men with a family history of prostate cancer. However, PSA screening does lead to overdiagnosis,...

    Photo Quiz

    Tongue Lesion with Sensation of Fullness in the Mouth

    EDWARD PERRIN, KEN S. OTA

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

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    Which Drug Is More Effective for Treating Hyperemesis Gravidarum?

    AMY CRAWFORD-FAUCHER

    Early vs. Delayed Treatment of Anterior Cruciate Ligament Tears

    KENNETH T. MOON

    Can Combination Therapy Prevent Progression to Type 2 Diabetes?

    DANIEL GIBBS, III

    Practice Guidelines

    AAP Reports on Use of Probiotics and Prebiotics in Children

    CARRIE ARMSTRONG

    The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) recently reviewed the medical uses of probiotics and prebiotics to help guide physicians in counseling parents about the use of these products as dietary supplements added to foods for children, including infant formula.

    Letters to the Editor

    Case Report: Colonoscopy-Associated Splenic Injury in a 56-Year-Old Woman

    FLORENCE M. ASLINIA, ERIK C. VON ROSENVINGE

    Information from Your Family Doctor

    Vaginitis

    Vaginitis (VAJ-in-EYE-tuss) is a condition that causes itching, burning, irritation, odor, and discharge from your vagina and genital area. Your doctor can tell if you have it by examining you and running some tests.

    Failure to Thrive: What This Means for Your Child

    The words “failure to thrive” are used to describe a child who is growing more slowly than other children the same age.

    Corrections

    Correction

    In the article, “Evaluation of Microcytosis,” (November 1, 2010, page 1117), two of the cells in Figure 1 on page 1120 were inadvertently switched. In the third row of the algorithm, the low ferritin level should have led to “Iron deficiency anemia” and the “Ferritin level...



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