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    Evaluation of Nail Abnormalities

    AMBER S. TULLY, KATHRYN P. TRAYES, JAMES S. STUDDIFORD

    Knowledge of the normal nail apparatus is essential in identifying abnormalities. These abnormalities can reveal localized conditions that require treatment or prompt further evaluation for systemic disease.

    Pelvic Inflammatory Disease

    MARGARET GRADISON

    The diagnosis of pelvic inflammatory disease is based primarily on clinical evaluation. Symptoms typically include pelvic or lower abdominal pain, and pelvic examination usually reveals cervical motion, uterine, or adnexal tenderness. Empiric treatment with broad-spectrum...

    Common Finger Fractures and Dislocations

    JAMES R. BORCHERS, THOMAS M. BEST

    A systematic approach to finger injuries, including history, physical examination, and radiography, is needed to avoid potential complications. Most dislocations can be treated with splinting, and early range of motion and strengthening exercises. Conservative management is...

    Clarification

    In the Practice Guidelines, “ACIP Releases 2012 Immunization Schedules,” (February 1, 2012, page 281) the accompanying 2012 young children (birth through six years of age) immunization schedule was clarified by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention after publication....

    AAFP News Now: AFP Edition

    AAFP News Now: AFP Edition

    CMS Delays Enforcement of the 5010 Electronic Transaction Standards | NRMP Reports a Small Increase in Match Rates for Family Medicine Residencies | Smoking Cessation Rates in Children and Young Adults Level Out After Gains | PCMH Practices May Have Higher Morale and Job...

    Editorials: Controversies in Family Medicine

    Is Spinal Manipulation an Effective Treatment for Low Back Pain?Yes: Evidence Shows Benefit in Most Patients

    JAMES J. ARNOLD, SHANNON R. EHLERINGER

    Manual manipulation of the spine has been used by clinicians for thousands of years and continues to be a commonly used technique.1,2 Andrew Taylor Still, the founder of osteopathy, and Daniel David Palmer, the founder of chiropractic therapy, introduced manual manipulation...

    Is Spinal Manipulation an Effective Treatment for Low Back Pain?Yes: Spinal Manipulation Is a Useful Adjunct Therapy

    MELICIEN TETTAMBEL

    Low back pain is a common symptom in primary care patients that has many possible etiologies. Spinal manipulation is one of many potential treatment options that have been used by many different types of clinicians for more than a century. Only in the past 50 years have...

    Is Spinal Manipulation an Effective Treatment for Low Back Pain?No: Evidence Shows No Clinically Significant Benefit Over Watchful Waiting

    PETER F. CRONHOLM, DAVID E. NICKLIN

    Most adults experience low back pain at some point during their lives, making it one of the most common conditions encountered in primary care.1,2 The pain often improves greatly within one month, with more than 90 percent of patients no longer needing medical care within...

    Photo Quiz

    Symmetrical Vesicular Eruption on the Palms

    LEIF L. PAULSEN, DREW D. GELLER, MATTHEW GUGGENBILLER

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

    FPIN's Clinical Inquiries

    Complementary and Alternative Therapies for Atopic Dermatitis

    SIMONE NORRIS, DAVID D. ORTIZ, ELAINE SULLO

    Evening primrose oil may be effective for the treatment of atopic dermatitis.

    Clinical Evidence Handbook

    Neonatal Jaundice

    LUKE A. JARDINE, PAUL WOODGATE

    What are the effects of treatments for unconjugated hyperbilirubinemia in term and preterm infants?

    Practice Guidelines

    NICE Updates Guidelines on Management of Chronic Heart Failure

    MARA LAMBERT

    Heart failure is associated with poor prognosis and quality of life, as well as high health care costs. In 2010, the National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence (NICE) updated its previous guideline on the management of chronic heart failure in adults. This update...

    Letters to the Editor

    Is Routine Testing of Vitamin B12 Cost-effective in Workup for Cognitive Impairment?

    Electrodesiccation and Curettage for Removal of Nongenital Warts

    Paroxetine Use Should Be Avoided During Pregnancy

    Is Routine Testing of Vitamin B12 Cost-effective in Workup for Cognitive Impairment?

    Electrodesiccation and Curettage for Removal of Nongenital Warts

    Information from Your Family Doctor

    Pelvic Inflammatory Disease

    Pelvic inflammatory disease, or PID, is a common infection that women get in their pelvic organs. It usually starts in the vagina and cervix, and spreads into the uterus (womb), fallopian tubes, or ovaries. Most women with PID are 15 to 29 years of age.

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