PETER F. CRONHOLM, COLLEEN T. FOGARTY, BRUCE AMBUEL, SUZANNE LEONARD HARRISON
Family physicians can help identify patients who may be experiencing intimate partner violence by addressing past and current violence exposure as part of the patient history. Physician intervention may include safety planning, referral, documentation, and follow-up.
LINDA M. FRENCH, NEELAM BHAMBORE
Interstitial cystitis/painful bladder syndrome affects more than 1 million persons in the United States, but the etiology is unknown. Several confirmatory tests are available; it is also important to exclude other possible conditions such as infections. Treatment options...
MAURA R. McLAUGHLIN
Speech and language delay in children is associated with increased difficulty with reading, writing, attention, and socialization. Currently, there is insufficient evidence to recommend for or against routine use of formal screening instruments in primary care. Physicians...
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SCOTT M. STRAYER
Should We Screen Patients for Barrett's Esophagus?Yes: Men with Long-standing Reflux Symptoms Should Be Screened with Endoscopy
MARK A. KNOX
Should We Screen Patients for Barrett's Esophagus?No: The Case Against Screening
MARK A. GRABER, ROBERT DACHS, ANDREA DARBY-STEWART
Can you make the assumption that, in a patient with knee pain, meniscal damage found on MRI is responsible for his or her symptoms? Meniscal findings on knee MRI do not correlate well with pain.
The U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) recommends screening for osteoporosis in women 65 years or older and in younger women whose fracture risk is equal to or greater than that of a 65-year-old white woman with no additional risk factors.
Case study: A 59-year-old black woman presents for a routine well visit. She reports that her 60th birthday is in a few days, and asks if she should make an appointment to be screened for osteoporosis. She also asks whether her husband, who is 66 years of age, should be...
VINCENT FRY, CHARLEN DAVIS
Photo Quiz presents readers with a clinical challenge based on a photograph or other image.
What are the effects of pharmacologic cholesterol-lowering interventions in persons at low, medium, and high risk of CHD? What are the effects of a reduced- or modified-fat diet in persons at risk of CHD?
BEENA N. PATEL, JANALYNN BESTE, JEAN C. BLACKWELL
There are no studies that have shown any antidepressant to be absolutely safe for use during any stage of pregnancy. The use of selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRIs) or tricyclic antidepressants (TCAs) during pregnancy does not increase the risk of congenital...
Guideline source: American Psychiatric AssociationEvidence rating system used? YesLiterature search described? YesAvailable at: http://www.psychiatryonline.com/pracGuide/pracGuideTopic_7.aspx
You may feel afraid or unsafe around your intimate partner. You could be in an abusive relationship even if your partner has never hit you. There are many types of partner abuse:
Speech delay can cause your child to have problems saying words and phrases, understanding what is being said, or putting feelings, thoughts, and ideas into words.
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