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    Approach to Acute Headache in Adults

    BARRY L. HAINER, ERIC M. MATHESON

    Approximately one-half of all adults are affected by a headache disorder. The International Headache Society divides headaches into primary and secondary types, which can help physicians distinguish headaches that are benign from those that may indicate significant pathology...

    Sick Sinus Syndrome: A Review

    MICHAEL SEMELKA, JEROME GERA, SAIF USMAN

    Sick sinus syndrome is a collection of disorders characterized by the heart's inability to perform its normal pacemaking function. Signs and symptoms may include end-organ hypoperfusion, near-fainting spells, and syncope. Diagnosis requires electrocardiographic findings of...

    Ulcerative Colitis

    STEPHEN M. ADAMS, PAUL H. BORNEMANN

    Although the etiology of ulcerative colitis is not known, genetic, dietary, and environmental risk factors have a role. The diagnosis is suspected clinically and confirmed through endoscopic biopsy. Infectious etiologies must be ruled out. Treatment goals are to induce...

    Editorials

    Hard-to-Diagnose Headache: Practical Tips for Diagnosis and Treatment

    ELLEN BECK

    The challenge for physicians is to be aware of the red flag symptoms that identify dangerous headaches, and be able to diagnose and treat a headache that has no focal neurologic abnormalities or warning signs, or is a new, different, persistent, or concerning headache.

    Putting Prevention Into Practice

    Screening for Ovarian Cancer

    AILEEN BUCKLER, PHUONG LUU

    Case study: A 55-year-old woman presents for a routine well-woman examination. She states that she is worried about ovarian cancer because one of her friends was recently diagnosed. She has no family history of breast, ovarian, or colon cancer.

    Clinical Evidence Handbook

    Multiple Sclerosis

    RICHARD NICHOLAS, WAQAR RASHID

    What are the effects of interventions aimed at reducing relapse rates and disability and to improve symptoms during acute relapse in persons with multiple sclerosis? What are the effects of treatments for fatigue and spasticity in persons with multiple sclerosis? What are the...

    STEPS

    Bromocriptine Mesylate (Cycloset) for Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus

    CHRISTY M. WEILAND, MICHELLE L. HILAIRE

    Cycloset will lower A1C levels by 0.3 to 0.5 percent when taken alone or in combination with a sulfonylurea, without undesirable adverse effects such as hypoglycemia and weight gain. It will not cause further improvement of glucose control when used with insulin, metformin,...

    Photo Quiz

    Pruritic Rash in a Pregnant Woman

    CRISTINA MAULEÓN, MARTA VALDIVIELSO-RAMOS, EVA CHAVARRÍA, CATIANA SILVENTE

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

    Implementing AHRQ Effective Health Care Reviews

    Treatments for Urinary Incontinence in Women

    DEAN A. SEEHUSEN

    What are the effectiveness, benefits, and adverse effects of options for diagnosis and treatment of urinary incontinence (UI) that are available in primary care?

    AAFP News Now: AFP Edition

    AAFP News Now: AFP Edition

    AAFP Responds to Draft Proposal on Sustainable Growth Rate Formula, Medicare Payment System | FDA Approves Labeling for Reformulated, Abuse-Deterrent Version of Oxycontin | AAFP Recommends That CMS Create New E/M Codes Exclusively for Primary Care Physicians | CMS Launches...

    Practice Guidelines

    AHA/ASA Publish Advisory on Oral Antithrombotics for Stroke Prevention in Nonvalvular Atrial Fibrillation

    MICHAEL DEVITT

    Guideline source: American Heart Association and American Stroke Association

    U.S. Preventive Services Task Force

    Screening for Ovarian Cancer: Reaffirmation Recommendation Statement

    The U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) recommends against screening for ovarian cancer in women.

    FPIN's Clinical Inquiries

    Dipstick Urinalysis for the Diagnosis of Acute UTI

    BETH SIMATI, WILLIAM KRIEGSMAN, SARAH SAFRANEK

    Approximately two-thirds of women who present with classic symptoms of acute UTI have bacterial infection of the bladder. Dipstick urinalysis moderately improves the accuracy of clinical symptoms in establishing or excluding acute UTI in women.



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