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    Diagnosis and Treatment of Acute Pyelonephritis in Women

    RICHARD COLGAN, MOZELLA WILLIAMS, JAMES R. JOHNSON

    History and physical examination are the most useful tools for diagnosing acute pyelonephritis. Escherichia coli is the responsible pathogen in most cases. Oral fluoroquinolones are the preferred antibiotic class for outpatient treatment if resistance among relevant organisms...

    Evaluation and Management of Orthostatic Hypotension

    JEFFREY B. LANIER, MATTHEW B. MOTE, EMILY C. CLAY

    Causes of orthostatic hypotension include dehydration, blood loss, certain classes of medications, and disorders of the neurologic, cardiovascular, or endocrine systems. Head-up tilt-table testing may be indicated to confirm the diagnosis, and initial treatment should be...

    Screening for Developmental Delay

    PAULA S. MACKRIDES, SUSAN J. RYHERD, EdM

    Clinical recommendations on screening for developmental delay in primary care are inconsistent and often insufficient to direct the family physician. Recent studies support the routine use of a validated developmental screening tool at regular, repeated intervals, in addition...

    Pharmacologic Treatment of Hyperlipidemia

    ALLEN R. LAST, JONATHAN D. FERENCE, JULIANNE FALLERONI

    Statins are recommended for primary prevention of cardiovascular disease in high-risk patients, and for secondary prevention in all patients with a history of coronary heart disease. Other lipid-lowering medications have unclear effects on patient-oriented outcomes, but may...

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    Exercise for the Treatment of Knee Osteoarthritis

    SEAN N. MARTIN, HOWARD J. McGOWAN, RITA F. SMITH

    What role does exercise play in the treatment of knee osteoarthritis?

    AAFP News Now: AFP Edition

    AAFP News Now: AFP Edition

    New CDC Guide Focuses on Infection Control in Ambulatory Settings | New Payment Models, Financial Risk Top List of Work Challenges for Physicians | User Satisfaction Survey Garners Opinions from Family Physicians About EHRs | AHRQ Provides Free Guides on Treatment Options for...

    Editorials

    Compromising the Medical Literature: The Hidden Influence of Industry-Biased Articles

    ADRIANE FUGH-BERMAN, JAY SIWEK

    Stealth marketing via journals threatens evidence-based practice, but eliminating ghostwriting does not guarantee the absence of undue bias. A further step to deter such practices is the retraction of articles for egregious instances of distortion. To leave obviously...

    Cochrane for Clinicians

    GERD Treatment for Chronic Nonspecific Cough in Children and Adults

    COREY D. FOGLEMAN

    Acid suppressants or prokinetic agents should not be used to treat chronic nonspecific cough in infants or children. There is insufficient evidence to support or discourage use of these agents to treat chronic non-specific cough in adults, even in those with a history of GERD.

    Cochrane Briefs

    Acellular Vaccines for Preventing Pertussis in Children

    JUSTIN BAILEY

    Multicomponent (i.e., three or more) acellular vaccines are as effective as whole-cell vaccines at preventing pertussis and mild pertussis disease (e.g., cold symptoms, cough without classic whoop or cough paroxysms) in children. Adverse effects are similar to those from...

    Photo Quiz

    Persistent Rash in a Child

    ENGLISH GONZALEZ, LAYLA SMITH

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

    Practice Guidelines

    AAO–HNS Guidelines for Tonsillectomy in Children and Adolescents

    AMBER RANDEL

    Guideline source: American Academy of Otolaryngology–Head and Neck Surgery

    Letters to the Editor

    Diabetic Peripheral Neuropathic Pain: Is Gabapentin Effective?

    Information from Your Family Doctor

    Orthostatic Hypotension

    Orthostatic hypotension (ORTH-oh-sta-tik HI-po-TEN-shun) happens when sitting up or standing causes your blood pressure to drop. This may cause symptoms such as blurred vision, dizziness, or feeling like you are about to pass out. You also may feel weak or sick to your...

    Medicines for Lowering Cholesterol

    Cholesterol is a substance that your liver makes. It is also found in some foods, such as eggs, meats, and dairy. Your body needs cholesterol to make cells and certain hormones. But too much cholesterol can cause problems with your heart and blood vessels.



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