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    Anaphylaxis: Recognition and Management

    JAMES J. ARNOLD, PAMELA M. WILLIAMS

    Anaphylaxis is the most severe form of an allergic reaction and is almost always unexpected. The most common triggers are food, insect stings, and medications. Administering intramuscular epinephrine and ensuring proper oxygenation and effective circulation are key for...

    Evaluation of Chronic Diarrhea

    GREGORY JUCKETT, RUPAL TRIVEDI

    Chronic diarrhea can be divided into three basic categories: watery, fatty, and inflammatory. Although it is a reasonably common condition, it can be difficult to diagnose because there are several hundred conditions in the differential diagnosis. Typically it is impractical...

    Chronic Kidney Disease: Detection and Evaluation

    MARGARET BAUMGARTEN, TODD GEHR

    Patients should be assessed annually to determine whether they are at increased risk of developing chronic kidney disease. Diabetes mellitus, hypertension, and older age are the primary risk factors that warrant screening. Serum creatinine levels can be used to estimate the...

    Clinical Vignettes in Geriatric Depression

    G. DAVID SPOELHOF, GARY L. DAVIS, ADDIE LICARI

    The diagnosis of depression in older patients is based on the same criteria as in younger adults. Validated screening tools, such as the Geriatric Depression Scale, can help confirm the diagnosis. Treatment options include pharmacotherapy, cognitive behavior therapy, and...

    AAFP News Now: AFP Edition

    AAFP News Now: AFP Edition

    HHS Launches Initiatives to Encourage Coordinated Care of Medicare Beneficiaries | Government Agencies Support AAP Infant Safe Sleep Recommendations | Major Reforms in Content and Format Are Needed to Ensure the Future of GME | CDC Renews Call for Family Physicians to...

    AFP Journal Club

    Antibiotics for Acute Otitis Media in Young Children

    ANDREA DARBY-STEWART, MARK A. GRABER, ROBERT DACHS

    Two studies aim to clarify the appropriate use of antibiotic treatment in young children with acute otitis media.

    Photo Quiz

    Patient with Plaques on Lower Extremities and Systemic Symptoms

    LUKE BLOOMQUIST, SUNGHUN CHO

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

    Clinical Evidence Handbook

    Colonic Diverticular Disease

    DAVID HUMES, JANETTE KATE SMITH, ROBIN C. SPILLER

    What are the effects of treatments for uncomplicated diverticular disease and what treatments prevent complications? What are the effects of treatments for acute diverticulitis?

    Tips from Other Journals

    Women at Risk of Breast Cancer–Associated Lymphedema Can Safely Lift Weights

    AMY CRAWFORD-FAUCHER

    Reducing HIV Transmission via Preexposure Prophylaxis with Antiretroviral Drugs

    KENNETH T. MOON

    Outcomes of First-Generation Drug-Eluting Stents in Large Coronary Artery Repair

    KENNETH T. MOON

    Practice Guidelines

    CDC Releases Best Practices for the Use of PCR Testing for Diagnosing Pertussis

    LISA HAUK

    Diagnosing pertussis in the early stages can be difficult, because early signs and symptoms are often nonspecific. Polymerase chain reaction (PCR) testing, a technique used to detect DNA sequences specific for Bordetella pertussis, is used for diagnosis; however, results...

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    Ginger for the Treatment of Nausea and Vomiting in Pregnancy

    SARAH MAITRE, JON NEHER, SARAH SAFRANEK

    Ginger can be safely used to reduce nausea and vomiting in pregnancy.

    Letters to the Editor

    Do Long-Acting Beta2 Agonists Impair the Effect of Short-Acting Beta2 Agonists in Some Patients?

    Information from Your Family Doctor

    Chronic Diarrhea

    It is frequent, loose bowel movements that last longer than four weeks.

    Caring for Older Family Members with Depression

    Depression is a constant sad or “blue” feeling that lasts for two weeks or more. People who are depressed often lose interest in activities they used to enjoy. Other signs include feeling nervous, guilty, or very tired. Depression can make it hard to make choices. It can...



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