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    Postexposure Prophylaxis for Common Infectious Diseases

    MAZEN S. BADER, DAVID S. McKINSEY

    Postexposure prophylaxis is effective in preventing illness and reducing the spread of infection in individuals with potential or known exposure to a number of microbial pathogens. The need for postexposure prophylaxis depends on a variety of factors, including the type of...

    Nonalcoholic Fatty Liver Disease: Diagnosis and Management

    THAD WILKINS, ALTAF TADKOD, IRYNA HEPBURN, ROBERT R. SCHADE

    Nonalcoholic fatty liver disease is associated with physical inactivity, obesity, and metabolic syndrome. It should be considered in patients with unexplained elevation of liver enzyme levels or with hepatic steatosis noted on imaging. Management strategies involve a healthy...

    Early Recognition and Management of Sepsis in Adults: The First Six Hours

    ROBERT L. GAUER

    The diagnosis of sepsis requires a clinical history and physical examination, with fever often being the first manifestation. Management strategies include respiratory stabilization, fluid resuscitation, vasopressor therapy, and antibiotic administration. Early goal-directed...

    AAFP News Now: AFP Edition

    AAFP News Now: AFP Edition

    Physician Use of EHR Systems Examined | CMS Provides Billing Protocol to Avoid Payment Delays on Transitional Care | AHRQ Addresses Health Care Quality and Access | AAFP, Other Health Care Groups Support Proposed Rule on Background Checks | Medical School Enrollment Increases...

    Editorials

    Uncommon Adverse Effects of Commonly Abused Illicit Drugs

    DALE A. PATTERSON, GERALD W. MORRIS, JR., ADAM HOUGHTON

    Illicit drug use should be considered in the differential diagnosis of many clinical presentations, because the list of known deleterious effects is growing. There are an increasing number of case reports involving uncommon adverse effects of commonly abused illicit drugs.

    Cochrane for Clinicians

    Text Message Appointment Reminders

    KRISHNAN NARASIMHAN

    Text message reminders increase attendance at health care appointments compared with no reminders or postal reminders. They are as effective as telephone call reminders but are less expensive.

    Pharmacotherapy for Mild Hypertension

    JANELLE GUIRGUIS-BLAKE

    Pharmacologic treatment of mild hypertension for up to five years does not reduce coronary events, stroke, or mortality compared with placebo.

    Photo Quiz

    Arm Rash and Swelling in a Child

    CAT LIVINGSTON, FILZA AKHTAR, BRIGIT HATCH

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

    POEMs

    Endovascular Therapies Do Not Improve Outcomes in Acute Stroke

    MARK H. EBELL

    Endovascular therapies (local delivery of t-PA, extracting the thrombus, or stenting) do not improve outcomes when added to intravenous t-PA alone.

    Practice Guidelines

    CDC Issues Recommendations for Identifying HCV Infection in Persons Born in 1945 Through 1965

    MARA LAMBERT

    Identifying HCV infection through testing is important to improve health outcomes in persons born in 1945 through 1965, because of increased risk of liver cirrhosis, hepatocellular carcinoma, and extrahepatic complications. The HCV Birth Cohort Testing Work Group, including...

    Clarification

    Clarification

    Clarification

    Letters to the Editor

    Letters to the Editor

    Topical Antibiotics and Benzoyl Peroxide for Treatment of Acne

    Information from Your Family Doctor

    Nonalcoholic Fatty Liver Disease

    Nonalcoholic fatty liver disease is a buildup of fat in the liver that is not caused by drinking alcohol.

    Corrections

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    Correction



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