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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

    In a letter to the editor in this issue of American Family Physician (AFP), Dr. Hyatt and colleagues note that documents revealed in litigation show that manufacturer-funded studies were selectively published and manipulated to exaggerate claims that gabapentin (Neurontin)...

    Cochrane for Clinicians

    GERD Treatment for Chronic Nonspecific Cough in Children and Adults

    COREY D. FOGLEMAN

    A 24-year-old man presents with a cough of six months' duration. He has a history of gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) but denies recent symptoms. A physical examination, pulmonary function tests, and chest radiography reveal no cause for his chronic cough.

    Cochrane Briefs

    Acellular Vaccines for Preventing Pertussis in Children

    JUSTIN BAILEY

    Are acellular vaccines as safe and effective as whole-cell vaccines for preventing pertussis (whooping cough) in children?

    Photo Quiz

    Persistent Rash in a Child

    ENGLISH GONZALEZ, LAYLA SMITH

    A six-year-old girl presented with a rash on her right arm that her mother first noticed one month earlier. The rash began on her shoulder and grew distally down her arm in a linear pattern (Figure 1). It measured 1 cm × 35 cm and was hypopigmented and papular (Figure 2). The...

    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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