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    Diagnosis and Management of Pancreatic Cancer

    MARIA SYL D. DE LA CRUZ, ALISA P. YOUNG, MACK T. RUFFIN, IV

    Abdominal pain, jaundice, pruritus, dark urine, and acholic stools may be presenting symptoms in persons with pancreatic cancer. Pancreas protocol computed tomography is considered standard for diagnosis and staging. Although surgical resection is the only potentially...

    Care of the Homeless: An Overview

    DAVID L. MANESS, MUNEEZA KHAN

    Homeless persons are more likely to become ill, have greater hospitalization rates, and are more likely to die at a younger age than the general population. The best model of care involves an integrated, multidisciplinary approach by a team of health care personnel...

    Chronic Daily Headache: Diagnosis and Management

    JOSEPH R. YANCEY, RICHARD SHERIDAN, KELLY G. KOREN

    Chronic daily headache is defined as a headache lasting 15 days or more per month for at least three months. The history, physical examination, and medication review can help determine the cause and identify red flags. Imaging may be needed to rule out secondary causes if red...

    Evaluation of Elbow Pain in Adults

    SHAWN F. KANE, JAMES H. LYNCH, JONATHAN C. TAYLOR

    The keys to diagnosing elbow pain are a history to include mechanism of injury or exacerbating movements, and a focused physical examination. The history should include questions about the onset of pain, what the patient was doing when the pain started, and the type and...

    AAFP News: AFP Edition

    AAFP News: AFP Edition

    Study: ABFM's Maintenance of Certification Program Improves Patient Care | Smartphone App May Help Prevent Group B Streptococcal Disease | Study Findings Suggest Patient-Centered Medical Home Model Needs More Work | Major Health Insurers Concerned About Physicians' ICD-10...

    Editorials

    AAFP Recommends Universal Screening for HIV Infection Beginning at 18 Years of Age

    STEVEN R. BROWN, COLAN KENNELLY

    The AAFP recommends delaying the start of routine HIV screening until 18 years of age, and screening all patients 18 to 65 years of age. The AAFP notes that screening younger patients may still be beneficial based on high-risk behaviors.

    FPIN's Clinical Inquiries

    Apolipoproteins for Cardiovascular Risk Assessment

    JENNIFER G. CHANG, CHRISTOPHER P. PAULSON, RITA F. SMITH

    Measurement of apolipoprotein B and apolipoprotein A-I is no better than traditional lipid measurements and should not be used to predict cardiovascular risk.

    Photo Quiz

    A Swollen Thumb

    CHARLES M. SOW, FOLASHADE S. OMOLE, MONTEL BRATCHER, MICHELLE NICHOLS

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

    Putting Prevention Into Practice

    Screening for HIV

    KAREN C. LEE

    A 19-year-old woman presents to the university health clinic for a well-woman examination. She reports no problems and mentions that she is sexually active with one male partner, who usually uses condoms. She has never been screened for a sexually transmitted infection.

    STEPS

    Apixaban (Eliquis) for Stroke Prevention in Atrial Fibrillation

    ROBERT A. BECK, WILLIAM M. KING, IV

    Apixaban is at least as effective as aspirin or warfarin for preventing strokes in high-risk patients with nonvalvular atrial fibrillation, especially those who cannot or will not take warfarin. It is slightly less likely to cause major bleeding and may have better compliance...

    Practice Guidelines

    AAP Releases Guideline on Diagnosis and Management of Acute Bacterial Sinusitis in Children One to 18 Years of Age

    LISA HAUK

    Approximately 6% to 7% of children presenting with respiratory symptoms have acute sinusitis. This practice guideline from the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP), which updates the 2001 guideline, discusses diagnosis and management of acute bacterial sinusitis in children...

    U.S. Preventive Services Task Force

    Screening for HIV: Recommendation Statement

    The U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) recommends that clinicians screen for human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) infection in adolescents and adults 15 to 65 years of age. Younger adolescents and older adults who are at increased risk should also be screened.

    Information from Your Family Doctor

    Pancreatic Cancer

    The pancreas is an organ near your stomach that controls your blood sugar. Pancreatic cancer occurs when cells in the pancreas grow out of control. This kind of cancer usually spreads fast. Patients usually live less than one year, even if the cancer is caught early.

    Chronic Daily Headache

    Most people have headaches at some point in their lives. A chronic daily headache is a headache that lasts a long time, usually at least 15 days each month for three months or more.



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