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    Diagnosis and Treatment of Peripheral Arterial Disease

    DUANE R. HENNION, KELLY A. SIANO

    The ankle-brachial index can be used to screen for and diagnose peripheral arterial disease in the primary care setting. The most common presenting symptom is claudication. Management includes exercise, smoking cessation, statin therapy, and antiplatelet therapy with aspirin...

    When to Order Contrast-Enhanced CT

    JAMES V. RAWSON, ALLEN L. PELLETIER

    The choice of contrast agent depends on route of administration, desired tissue differentiation, and suspected diagnosis. Contraindications for using an intravenous contrast agent with computed tomography include a history of reactions to contrast agents, pregnancy,...

    Pituitary Adenomas: An Overview

    MARCY G. LAKE, LINDA S. KROOK, SAMYA V. CRUZ

    Pituitary adenomas are the most common type of pituitary disorder. They present clinically in three ways: syndromes of hormone hypersecretion or deficiency; neurologic manifestations; or an incidental finding. Treatment depends on the type of tumor, and should be managed with...

    AAFP News Now: AFP Edition

    AAFP News Now: AFP Edition

    CMS Reverses Decision on CPT Code Edit | Troubling News on HPV Vaccination Rates | Study Links Improved Chronic Disease Management with Preventive Care Services | Initiative Recommends That Newborns Receive Birth Dose of Hepatitis B Vaccine | AIM-HI Program Improves Patient...

    Editorials

    Potential Harms of Computed Tomography: The Role of Informed Consent

    STEVEN R. BROWN, DAVID H. NEWMAN, ASHLEY E. SHREVES

    Computed tomography (CT) is the predominant type of advanced imaging in the United States, with an estimated 72 million examinations completed in 2007.1 The use of CT imaging has risen dramatically in the past two decades,2,3 and there is substantial evidence that it is...

    Cochrane for Clinicians

    Minocycline for Acne Vulgaris

    SOPHIA MOHAMMAD, DAVID RUIZ

    Should minocycline (Minocin) be used as a first-line treatment for acne vulgaris?

    Curbside Consultation

    Undetected Childhood Sexual Trauma and Its Health Effects in Adults

    CHESTER H. FOX, ALLISON CORNWALL

    When I first began as a solo family physician in a small rural town, I got to know one of the residents, a shop owner, who became a patient. When we first met, she told me she was closing her shop as a result of being cheated by her business partners. About six years later,...

    Photo Quiz

    Persistent Skin Furuncle

    JANE E. CORBOY, DEBJEET SARKAR, WILLIAM P. GOINS

    A 29-year-old woman presented with an erythematous furuncle on her left leg that appeared three weeks earlier. She had a similar lesion near her left knee that healed spontaneously. She had a history of polycystic ovary syndrome and was taking oral contraceptives, metformin ...

    POEMs

    Aliskiren Worsens Outcomes in High-Risk Patients with Diabetes

    MARK H. EBELL

    Testosterone Does Not Improve Sildenafil Effectiveness

    ALLEN F. SHAUGHNESSY

    Vitamin D Does Not Reduce Knee Pain from Osteoarthritis

    DAVID SLAWSON

    d-dimer vs. Ultrasonography for DVT: Use Prediction Rule

    ALLEN F. SHAUGHNESSY

    Practice Guidelines

    IDSA Updates Guideline for Managing Group A Streptococcal Pharyngitis

    AMBER RANDEL

    Guideline source: Infectious Diseases Society of America

    Letters to the Editor

    Testing Options for the Detection of Gonorrhea and Chlamydia

    Information from Your Family Doctor

    Prolactinoma

    A prolactinoma (pro-LACK-tin-OH-muh) is a type of tumor that affects your pituitary (pih-TWO-uh-TAYR-ee). The pituitary is a small gland at the base of your brain. It helps to regulate hormone levels in your body. A prolactinoma may cause the pituitary to make too much of a...

    Corrections

    Correction

    Incorrect statement regarding gastrointestinal (GI) risks of aspirin/NSAID use. The Implementing AHRQ Effective Health Care Reviews, “Analgesics for Osteoarthritis” (March 1, 2013, p. 354), contained an error in the fourth sentence in the second paragraph of the Practice...



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