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    What Is New in HIV Infection?

    KEVIN SHERIN, BENJAMIN G. KLEKAMP, JEFFREY BEAL, NICOLLE MARTIN

    Human immunodeficiency virus prevention and treatment updates include screening recommendations, fourth-generation testing, preexposure prophylaxis, and a paradigm shift; treatment is prevention. Fourth-generation testing is replacing Western blot and can identify those with...

    Thyroid Disease in Pregnancy

    LEO A. CARNEY, JEFF D. QUINLAN, JANET M. WEST

    Untreated thyroid disorders during pregnancy are associated with an increased risk of miscarriage, placental abruption, hypertensive disorders, and growth restriction. Women at high risk should be screened. Levothyroxine is the preferred treatment for hypothyroidism....

    Common Questions About Pacemakers

    KERI L. DENAY, MICHAEL JOHANSEN

    Pacemakers are indicated in patients with certain symptomatic bradyarrhythmias caused by sinus node dysfunction, and in those with frequent, prolonged sinus pauses. Patients with third-degree atrioventricular block benefit from pacemakers, as do those with type II second...

    Editorials

    “Lending a Hand” to Patients with Type 2 Diabetes: A Simple Way to Communicate Treatment Goals

    DEBORAH R. ERLICH, DAVID C. SLAWSON, ALLEN F. SHAUGHNESSY

    A new approach to the care of adults with type 2 diabetes emphasizes proven interventions that improve duration and quality of life.

    AAFP News: AFP Edition

    AAFP News: AFP Edition

    Choosing Wisely: <i>AFP</i> Helps Physicians Put Recommendations into Practice | Patients Value Communication and Access to Physicians Offered in PCMH Model | Health Care for Children Varies by Location | Patients with Chronic Diseases Seek Primary Care Physicians Over...

    Photo Quiz

    Unilateral Weakness of the Muscles of Facial Expression

    KEN S. OTA, MOHAMAD LAZKANI

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

    FPIN's Clinical Inquiries

    Fish Oil for Treatment of Dyslipidemia

    RAMA NARLA, SHANNON B. PECK, KEFENG (MAYLENE) QIU

    Supplementation with omega-3 fatty acids decreases triglyceride and very low-density lipoprotein cholesterol levels. However, it can also increase low-density lipoprotein (LDL) cholesterol levels. Treatment with omega-3 fatty acids does not decrease total mortality,...

    Putting Prevention Into Practice

    Screening for Chronic Kidney Disease

    TINA FAN, DARLENE P. SMALLMAN

    A 55-year-old woman with no history of diabetes mellitus or hypertension asks to be screened for chronic kidney disease (CKD). Her 88-year-old mother has end-stage renal disease and is currently undergoing renal dialysis. The patient says she wants to take all necessary...

    STEPS

    Roflumilast (Daliresp) for Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease

    ORALIA V. BAZALDUA, DEWAYNE A. DAVIDSON, FRANKLYN C. BABB

    Roflumilast therapy has a limited role in patients with severe COPD, and no role in patients with mild to moderate COPD. It will not decrease the number of hospitalizations.

    Practice Guidelines

    ACIP Releases 2014 Adult Immunization Schedules

    JAMIE LOEHR

    Guideline source: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices

    U.S. Preventive Services Task Force

    Screening for Chronic Kidney Disease: Recommendation Statement

    The U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) concludes that the evidence is insufficient to assess the balance of benefits and harms of routine screening for chronic kidney disease (CKD) in asymptomatic adults.



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