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    Antibiotic Use in Acute Upper Respiratory Tract Infections

    ROGER ZOOROB, MOHAMAD A. SIDANI, RICHARD D. FREMONT, COURTNEY KIHLBERG

    Antibiotics may be indicated for acute otitis media, group A beta-hemolytic streptococcal pharyngitis, epiglottitis, or bronchitis. Persistent cases of rhinosinusitis may necessitate the use of antibiotics. Antibiotics should typically not be considered in patients with the...

    When to Suspect a Genetic Syndrome

    BENJAMIN D. SOLOMON, MAXIMILIAN MUENKE

    Prompt recognition of features suggestive of genetic conditions can improve the selection of appropriate, cost-effective diagnostic tests; the performance of wellinformed genetic counseling; and timely referral to subspecialists. It is important for family physicians to be...

    Top 20 Research Studies of 2011 for Primary Care Physicians

    MARK H. EBELL, ROLAND GRAD

    This article summarizes 20 of the most relevant, practice-changing POEMs (patient-oriented evidence that matters) from 2011 as determined by physician raters. Topics include cardiovascular disease, musculoskeletal disease, diabetes mellitus, gastrointestinal disease, and others.

    AAFP News Now: AFP Edition

    AAFP News Now: AFP Edition

    Access to Primary Care Physicians' Notes May Improve Patient Outcomes | Implementation of EHR Standing Orders Increases Delivery of Preventive Services | Rate of Teen Drinking and Driving Has Decreased by One-Half Since 1991, Says CDC | DTaP Vaccine's Effectiveness Against...

    Editorials

    Appropriate Antibiotic Use: Family Physicians Have the Power of the Pen

    REBECCA M. ROBERTS, LAURI A. HICKS

    Visits for acute URIs account for more than one-half of all antibiotic prescriptions for outpatients, and these infections lead to more unnecessary and inappropriate antibiotic prescriptions than any other infectious syndrome.

    Cochrane for Clinicians

    Oral Antihistamine/Decongestant/Analgesic Combinations for the Common Cold

    ELIZABETH SALISBURY-AFSHAR

    Combination cold medications, including antihistamine/decongestant/analgesic, antihistamine/decongestant, antihistamine/analgesic, and analgesic/decongestant formulations, provide modest symptom relief in adults and older children, but are not effective in young children....

    Photo Quiz

    Milky White Elbow

    DAVID BERKSON, SONIA JOHNSON

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

    Tips from Other Journals

    Bipolar I Disorder in Children: Which Treatment Works Best?

    KENNETH T. MOON

    Prolonged Clopidogrel Use After Cardiac Stenting Is Not Beneficial

    AMY CRAWFORD-FAUCHER

    Preventing Post-ERCP Pancreatitis with Indomethacin

    KENNETH T. MOON

    Curbside Consultation

    Demoralization: A Precursor to Physician Burnout?

    STEWART GABEL

    Demoralization is a state of hopelessness and helplessness that is akin to, but separable from, depression.

    Practice Guidelines

    AACE Releases Guidelines for Menopausal Hormone Therapy

    AMBER RANDEL

    Menopause is diagnosed in women who have not had menses for one year. The American Association of Clinical Endocrinologists (AACE) convened a task force to review available evidence on therapies for menopausal symptoms. The task force's guidelines include recommendations for...

    POEMs

    Dabigatran Cost-Effective for AF Prophylaxis in Some Patients, Not Others

    Mark Ebell

    Intensive Glucose Lowering Does Not Benefit Patients with Type 2 Diabetes

    Allen Shaughnessy

    Mediterranean Diet Delays Onset of Diabetes

    Allen Shaugnessy

    PPI Helpful for HP-Negative Dyspepsia with Normal Endoscopy, Especially if Overweight

    Mark Ebell

    Probiotic Decreases IBS Symptoms

    Allen Shaughnessy

    Dried Plums = Fiber for Chronic Constipation

    Allen Shaugnessy

    Asking About Suicide Doesn't Trigger Suicidal Ideation

    Allen Shaughnessy

    Varenicline Increases Risk of Adverse CV Events

    Mark Ebell

    Exercise and Diet Good Even for Frail, Obese Elderly

    Mark Ebell

    Steroid Inhalers Increase Fracture Risk in COPD

    Mark Ebell

    One-Year Supply of Oral Contraceptives Associated with Less Pregnancy

    Linda French

    Single Blood Pressure Measurements Inaccurate

    Allen Shaughnessy

    Freezing = Acid for Plantar Warts

    Allen Shaughnessy

    Automated Blood Pressure More Accurate in the Office

    Allen Shaughnessy

    Statin Therapy Decreases Cardiac Events

    Henry Berry

    Statins for Hyperlipidemia Reduce All-Cause Mortality

    Linda French

    Imaging for Low-Back Pain: Rarely Indicated, Often Harmful

    Allen Shaugnessy

    Massage Improves Function in Patients with Chronic Low Back Pain

    Allen Shaughnessy

    Bisphosphonate Use Associated with Increased Risk of Atypical Hip and Femoral Shaft Fractures

    David Slawson

    Intensive Glucose Control Increases Mortality in T2DM (ACCORD)

    Mark Ebell

    Letters to the Editor

    Does an Isolated Allergic Reaction Increase the Risk of Anaphylaxis?

    Case Report: Treatment of Male Subfertility with Dietary Supplements

    The Role of Nonpharmacologic Therapies for Back Pain

    Corrections

    Correction: CME Quiz Error



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