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    Hip Fracture: Diagnosis, Treatment, and Secondary Prevention

    KIM EDWARD LeBLANC, HERBERT L. MUNCIE, JR., LEANNE L. LeBLANC

    Hip fractures are associated with significant morbidity and increased mortality. Family physicians can identify patients at increased risk, and can confirm the diagnosis with a history, physical examination, and plain radiography. Management is usually surgical, with open...

    Infiltrative Anesthesia in Office Practice

    JOSHUA L. LATHAM, SEAN N. MARTIN

    Infiltrative anesthesia is often administered in the office setting, usually using lidocaine or bupivacaine. The choice of agent and technique is based on the clinical situation and location of the area needing anesthesia.

    Nausea and Vomiting of Pregnancy

    HOWARD ERNEST HERRELL

    Nausea and vomiting of pregnancy is typically a mild, self-limited condition that is controlled with conservative measures and has no adverse fetal sequelae. Initial treatment includes dietary changes, emotional support, and supplemental vitamin B6. Several safe and effective...

    AAFP News: AFP Edition

    AAFP News: AFP Edition

    CDC Issues Guidance for Physicians As Latest MERS Case Is Reported | Family Physicians in Rural Areas Could Get Pay Hike Under New Medicare Rule | Diabetes Complications Decline Despite Increase in Disease Prevalence | Study: Concussion Rates in High School Athletes Doubled...

    Editorials

    Antibiotic Resistance Threats in the United States: Stepping Back from the Brink

    STEVEN L. SOLOMON, KRISTEN B. OLIVER

    Preventing and controlling resistance requires the engagement of many different sectors of society. However, the physician's role in this effort is singularly important.

    Putting Prevention Into Practice

    Screening and Behavioral Counseling Interventions in Primary Care to Reduce Alcohol Misuse

    KAREN C. LEE, ANH PHAM

    A 22-year-old man presents for a routine physical examination. While you are taking his history, he states that he “goes out drinking” every weekend with his friends.

    Photo Quiz

    Infant with Diaper Rash and White Bumps

    H. DANIEL FAHRENHOLTZ, JACOB J. MILLER, BRYAN B. BUNN

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

    Point-of-Care Guides

    Diagnosis of Streptococcal Pharyngitis

    MARK H. EBELL

    Sore throat was the chief symptom in 1.3% of all outpatient office visits in 2010, and is even more common in primary care practice. An Australian study found that among families with at least one child three to 12 years of age, the incidence of sore throat was 33 and 14...

    FPIN's Clinical Inquiries

    Topical Preparations for Wound Healing

    LESLIE LINDEN, PAUL EMMANS, III, SAFRANEK SARAH

    Topical silver should not be used for treatment of nonburn wounds because it does not hasten healing. Medical-grade topical honey can be used to reduce healing time for partial-thickness burns, but it produces no effect on lacerations, surgical wounds, chronic wounds, or...

    STEPS

    Ivermectin Lotion (Sklice) for Head Lice

    JESSICA EARLY, HONOR MACNAUGHTON

    Topical ivermectin is safe, effective, and easy to administer because it involves only a single application-rinse cycle and does not require nit combing. However, it is significantly more expensive than nonprescription treatments and its benefits may not be worth the cost for...

    Practice Guidelines

    ACOG Releases Guidelines on Management of Abnormal Uterine Bleeding Associated with Ovulatory Dysfunction

    LISA HAUK

    Abnormal uterine bleeding related to ovulatory dysfunction (i.e., oligo-ovulation and anovulation) is a range of disorders often associated with heavy, irregular bleeding. The American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG) treatment recommendations are based on...

    U.S. Preventive Services Task Force

    Screening and Behavioral Counseling Interventions in Primary Care to Reduce Alcohol Misuse: Recommendation Statement

    The U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) recommends that clinicians screen adults 18 years or older for alcohol misuse and provide persons engaged in risky or hazardous drinking with brief behavioral counseling interventions to reduce alcohol misuse.

    Information from Your Family Doctor

    What You Should Know About Hip Fractures

    A hip fracture is a break in the top of your upper leg bone near the hip joint, just below the waist. The type of hip fracture depends on which part of the bone breaks. Most hip fractures are caused by a fall in people 65 years or older. People with weak bones, known as...



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