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    Intimate Partner Violence

    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.

    Interstitial Cystitis/Painful Bladder Syndrome

    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...

    Speech and Language Delay in Children

    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...

    AAFP News Now: AFP Edition

    AAFP News Now: AFP Edition

    AAFP Calls for Primary Care Investment, Criticizes House-Passed Budget Proposal | AAFP, CMSS Address Regulations on Physician Payments Sunshine Act | Plan to Reduce Opioid Abuse Emphasizes Importance of Physician Education | New AMA Requirements Prompt AAFP to Make CME Credit...

    Editorials: Controversies in Family Medicine

    Should We Screen Patients for Barrett's Esophagus?Yes: Men with Long-standing Reflux Symptoms Should Be Screened with Endoscopy

    SCOTT M. STRAYER

    Should We Screen Patients for Barrett's Esophagus?Yes: Men with Long-standing Reflux Symptoms Should Be Screened with Endoscopy

    Should We Screen Patients for Barrett's Esophagus?No: The Case Against Screening

    MARK A. KNOX

    Should We Screen Patients for Barrett's Esophagus?No: The Case Against Screening

    AFP Journal Club

    Clinical Significance of Meniscal Damage on Knee MRI

    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.

    U.S. Preventive Services Task Force

    Screening for Osteoporosis: Recommendation Statement

    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.

    Putting Prevention Into Practice

    Screening for Osteoporosis

    JENNIFER CROSWELL

    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...

    Photo Quiz

    Painless Nodules in the Fingers

    VINCENT FRY, CHARLEN DAVIS

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

    Clinical Evidence Handbook

    Primary Prevention of CVD: Treating Dyslipidemia

    GEORGE FODOR

    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?

    FPIN's Clinical Inquiries

    Antidepressant Use During Pregnancy

    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...

    Practice Guidelines

    APA Releases Guideline on Treatment of Patients with Major Depressive Disorder

    CARRIE ARMSTRONG

    Guideline source: American Psychiatric AssociationEvidence rating system used? YesLiterature search described? YesAvailable at: http://www.psychiatryonline.com/pracGuide/pracGuideTopic_7.aspx

    Information from Your Family Doctor

    What to Do if You Are in an Abusive Relationship

    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 in Children

    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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