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    Acute Kidney Injury: A Guide to Diagnosis and Management

    MAHBOOB RAHMAN, FARIHA SHAD, MICHAEL C. SMITH

    Acute kidney injury is the abrupt reduction in kidney function as determined by elevated serum creatinine level, a reduction in urine output, or the need for renal replacement therapy. Diagnostic testing involves measurement of serum creatinine and urine electrolyte levels,...

    The Physician’s Role in Managing Acute Stress Disorder

    MICHAEL G. KAVAN, GARY N. ELSASSER, EUGENE J. BARONE

    Persistent psychological distress after a traumatic event is a risk factor for post-traumatic stress disorder and may warrant further evaluation and intervention. Patients experiencing acute stress disorder may benefit from psychological first aid or cognitive behavior...

    Bedbug Infestation

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

    The significant resurgence of bedbugs in the past decade has been attributed to pesticide resistance, more frequent travel, lack of public awareness, and inadequate pest control programs. Diagnosis is based on history, appearance of bites, and inspection of sleeping quarters....

    Community-Acquired Pneumonia in Children

    KIMBERLY STUCKEY-SCHROCK, BURTON L. HAYES, CHRISTA M. GEORGE

    Diagnosis is based on the history and physical examination results in children with fever plus respiratory signs and symptoms. Chest radiography and rapid viral testing may be helpful when the diagnosis is unclear. The most likely etiology depends on the age of the child. The...

    Editorials

    Opioid Abuse and Pain Management

    THOMAS HOUSTON, ROBERT RICH, JR.

    Chronic nonmalignant pain affects a significant number of Americans. Concurrent with the increased need for pain management is a considerable increase in the use of prescription pain relievers for nonmedical purposes. Nonmedical use of prescription pain relievers is now the...

    AAFP News Now: AFP Edition

    AAFP News Now: AFP Edition

    New Report Highlights Success of Patient-Centered Medical Home Model | CDC Review Finds Differences in Adolescent Vaccine Coverage Rates | AAFP to Develop CME Programs on Prescription of Opioid Medications | AAP Updates Policy Statement on Circumcision in Newborn Boys | ICD...

    Close-ups

    Traditions in Healing at the End of Life

    JANEL KAM-MAGRUDER

    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.

    Implementing AHRQ Effective Health Care Reviews

    Managing Chronic Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease

    DEAN A. SEEHUSEN, JUDE ESCANO

    What are the effectiveness, benefits, and harms of therapies used to address symptoms and prevent adverse long-term outcomes in adults with gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD)?

    Cochrane for Clinicians

    Are Neuraminidase Inhibitors Effective for Preventing and Treating Influenza in Healthy Adults and Children?

    WILLIAM E. CAYLEY, JR.

    Treating previously healthy patients with oseltamivir (Tamiflu) reduces the duration of influenza symptoms by approximately 21 hours, but it does not reduce the risk of hospitalization in this population.1 The data are insufficient to determine whether oseltamivir reduces the...

    Photo Quiz

    Delayed Complication from a Tattoo

    CHARLES HADDAD, FERN J. WEBB, JUDELLA HADDAD-LACLE

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

    Tips from Other Journals

    Lansoprazole Does Not Improve Asthma Symptoms in Children

    AMY CRAWFORD-FAUCHER

    Decreasing Fall Risk in Older Adults with Nutritional Intervention

    KENNETH T. MOON

    Do Intranasal Steroids Improve Symptoms of Acute Sinusitis?

    MALLORY BARNETT

    Sublingual Buprenorphine vs. Morphine for Acute Pain

    KARI KUBALANZA

    Practice Guidelines

    ACIP Updates Guideline on Influenza Vaccination for 2012–2013 Season

    GENEVIEVE RESSEL

    Guideline source: Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices

    ACCF and AHA Update Guidelines on the Diagnosis and Treatment of Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy

    MICHAEL DEVITT

    Hypertrophic cardiomyopathy (HCM) is a common genetic cardiovascular disease that affects approximately one out of every 500 persons. The American College of Cardiology Foundation (ACCF) and the American Heart Association (AHA) have updated guidelines on the diagnosis and...

    Letters to the Editor

    Additional Screenings in the Adult Well Male Examination

    Screening Tests for Parasites in Refugees

    Information from Your Family Doctor

    Coping with Acute Stress Disorder

    Acute stress disorder involves common mental and physical reactions that typically occur within one month of a traumatic event. Problems that last longer than one month may be a sign of posttraumatic stress disorder.



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