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    Diagnosis of Urinary Incontinence

    CHRISTINE KHANDELWAL, CHRISTINE KISTLER

    Urinary incontinence is classified as transient or chronic. Transient incontinence is reversible after the underlying problem is resolved. Chronic incontinence is divided into five types: stress, urge, mixed, over flow, and functional. To determine the type, patients should...

    Updated Guidelines on Outpatient Anticoagulation

    PATRICIA WIGLE, BRADLEY HEIN, HANNA E. BLOOMFIELD, MATTHEW TUBB, MICHAEL DOHERTY

    Warfarin, unfractionated heparin, and low-molecular-weight heparin are commonly used for the prevention and treatment of disorders such as systemic embolism associated with atrial fibrillation, stroke, and venous thromboembolism. The American College of Chest Physicians...

    Evaluation and Diagnosis of Wrist Pain: A Case-Based Approach

    RAMSEY SHEHAB, MARK H. MIRABELLI

    Wrist pain may result from traumatic injury or may arise spontaneously from overuse, neurologic causes, or systemic causes. The diagnosis is based on the patient history, physical examination, and imaging findings. This article presents case scenarios that review common...

    AAFP News Now: AFP Edition

    AAFP News Now: AFP Edition

    Legislature Promotes Primary Care Training | HHS Seeks Input on Accelerating the Process of EHR Adoption | CMS Toolkit to Aid in Transition to ICD-10 | E-visits vs. Office Visits: Pros and Cons | AHRQ Report on Patient Safety Strategies

    Clinical Evidence Handbook

    Diabetes: Treating Hypertension

    SANDEEP VIJAN

    What are the effects of antihypertensives and different blood pressure targets in persons with diabetes and hypertension?

    Putting Prevention Into Practice

    Screening for Intimate Partner Violence and Abuse of Elderly and Vulnerable Adults

    AILEEN BUCKLER, JASON BERNHARD

    Case Study: A 22-year-old primigravid woman at 20 weeks' gestation presents to your office with her boyfriend for a routine obstetric examination. She has had an uneventful pregnancy. She states that things are “okay” at home, even though she was laid off from her job just...

    Photo Quiz

    A Persistent Facial Rash

    BENSON KOON WEE YEO, HONG LIANG TEY

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

    Practice Guidelines

    AAN/AHS Update Recommendations for Migraine Prevention in Adults

    CARRIE ARMSTRONG

    Studies suggest that more than one-third of persons with migraine need preventive therapy; however, only 3 to 13 percent use it. The American Academy of Neurology (AAN) and American Headache Society (AHS) recently reviewed studies published since 2000 to determine which...

    Editorials: Controversies in Family Medicine

    Should Family Physicians Screen for Vitamin D Deficiency?Yes: Targeted Screening in At-Risk Populations Is Prudent

    LEIGH M. ECK

    Vitamin D is critical for bone mineralization.1 Over the previous decade, vitamin D deficiency has received significant media attention for its association with many adverse health outcomes beyond bone health, including cancer, autoimmune diseases, infections, diabetes...

    Should Family Physicians Screen for Vitamin D Deficiency?No: Screening Is Unnecessary, and Routine Supplementation Makes More Sense

    COLIN KOPES-KERR

    There are numerous problems with regularly measuring serum vitamin D levels to assess for deficiency.1 One issue is the lack of standardization in the screening process. The accepted test is to measure levels of 25-hydroxyvitamin D because of its half-life of three weeks....

    U.S. Preventive Services Task Force

    Screening for Intimate Partner Violence and Abuse of Elderly and Vulnerable Adults: Recommendation Statement

    The U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) recommends that clinicians screen women of childbearing age for intimate partner violence (IPV), such as domestic violence, and provide or refer women who screen positive to intervention services.

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    Metformin Use in Adolescents

    LAUREN GRAY, JAY H. LEE, JOAN NASHELSKY

    There are no studies evaluating whether metformin prevents or delays the onset of diabetes in adolescents who are obese. In adults, metformin is as effective as lifestyle interventions in preventing increases in A1C and fasting glucose levels, but it is less effective in...

    Letters to the Editor

    Additional Techniques for Diagnosing Scabies



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