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    Diabetic Nephropathy—The Family Physician's Role

    MICHELLE A. ROETT, SARAH LIEGL, YALDA JABBARPOUR

    Diabetic nephropathy, also called diabetic kidney disease, usually manifests after 10 years' duration of type 1 diabetes, but also may be present at diagnosis of type 2 diabetes. Persistent microalbuminuria is the earliest sign. Measures to slow disease progression include...

    Diagnosis and Management of Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder in Adults

    ROBERT E. POST, STUART L. KURLANSIK

    Diagnosis of attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder relies on a clinical history, supported by a number of rating scales that take five to 20 minutes to complete, depending on the scale. Clinical guidelines recommend stimulants and the nonstimulant atomoxetine as first-line...

    Managing Adverse Birth Outcomes: Helping Parents and Families Cope

    MAUREEN C. VAN DINTER, LISA GRAVES

    Physicians must focus on the emotional needs of all involved when addressing maternal and neonatal medical requirements after an adverse birth outcome. A comprehensive assessment can determine the etiology of fetal demise in most cases, which may guide future preconception...

    AAFP News Now: AFP Edition

    AAFP News Now: AFP Edition

    Permanently Adopting Increase in Primary Care Payments Could Save Medicare Billions | Medical Students Aware of Daily Challenges of Physician Work Life | Vaccine Safety Curriculum Prepares Residents to Address Patients' Concerns | Deadline Approaching to File Hardship...

    Editorials

    New Feature to Help Physicians Implement AHRQ Effective Health Care Reviews

    KENNETH W. LIN

    To more effectively disseminate the results of comparative effectiveness research into practice, AHRQ's Effective Health Care Program produces concise summaries of its reviews for patients, policy makers, and physicians. AFP has partnered with AHRQ to introduce a new journal...

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    Mind Over Body: Hypnosis During Childbirth

    AMY CRAWFORD-FAUCHER

    The personal side of medicine told from the patient's perspective. The patient's story is followed by commentary from a physician and a list of resources.

    Cochrane for Clinicians

    Self-Monitoring of Blood Glucose in Patients with Type 2 Diabetes Not Using Insulin

    SCOTT CORDTS

    For patients who have had diabetes longer than one year and are not using insulin, evidence suggests that the benefit of self-monitoring of blood glucose in lowering A1C levels is small at six months and disappears by 12 months. Self-monitoring of blood glucose does not...

    Implementing AHRQ Effective Health Care Reviews

    Therapies for Children with Autism Spectrum Disorders

    COREY D. FOGLEMAN, Practice Pointers by

    What are the effectiveness, benefits, and harms of therapies used to address core and associated symptoms of autism spectrum disorders (ASDs) in children two to 12 years of age?

    Photo Quiz

    Reddish-Violet, Reticular Discoloration on the Legs

    ALEKSANDAR JANKOVIĆ, IVANA BINIĆ, DIMITRIJE JANKOVIĆ

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

    STEPS

    Tapentadol (Nucynta) for Treatment of Pain

    DEBORAH R. ERLICH, WARREN BODINE

    Tapentadol is a DEA schedule II opioid medication with a safety profile, duration of action, frequency of dosing, and analgesic effect similar to those of other oral narcotics, although it is more expensive. At low doses, immediate-release tapentadol is better tolerated than...

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    Steroid Injections vs. Analgesics for Greater Trochanteric Pain Syndrome

    NICOLE W. ULIASSI

    Diuretic Strategies in Persons with Acute Decompensated Heart Failure

    KENNETH T. MOON

    Tai Chi Improves Quality of Life in Patients with Chronic Heart Failure

    KENNETH T. MOON

    Practice Guidelines

    AAP Expands Recommendations on SIDS and Other Sleep-Related Deaths

    MICHAEL DEVITT

    Sudden infant death syndrome (SIDS) is a term attributed to any infant death that cannot be explained. Sudden unexpected infant death describes any sudden and unexpected death, whether explained or unexplained, that occurs during infancy. The American Academy of Pediatrics ...

    Letters to the Editor

    Clarification Regarding Epidemiologic Concepts

    Synthetic Cannabinoids and “Bath Salts” Should Be Considered Drugs of Abuse

    Responses to Article Regarding a Diagnostic Approach to Pruritus

    Information from Your Family Doctor

    Pregnancy Loss

    Pregnancy loss can take many different forms, from miscarriage to stillbirth to death soon after the baby is delivered. Every woman and her family will experience loss differently. There is no right or wrong way to feel after losing your baby.

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