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    Diagnosis, Treatment, and Prevention of Gout

    BARRY L. HAINER, ERIC MATHESON, R. TRAVIS WILKES

    Gout is typically diagnosed using clinical criteria from the American College of Rheumatology. Diagnosis may be confirmed by identification of monosodium urate crystals in synovial fluid of the affected joint. Acute gout may be treated with nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory...

    Common Questions About Developmental Dysplasia of the Hip

    JONATHAN C. JACKSON, MELISSA M. RUNGE, NATHANIEL S. NYE

    Infants with developmental dysplasia of the hip, whether treated or untreated, have a higher incidence of early-onset hip osteoarthritis in adulthood. However, evidence to support universal screening by physical examination or ultrasonography is limited and often conflicting....

    Role of the Family Physician in the Care of Children with Down Syndrome

    CHRISTOPHER W. BUNT, STEPHANIE K. BUNT

    Family physicians play an important role in providing health supervision to children with Down syndrome. Initial management in newborns includes echocardiography to detect congenital heart defects, as well as evaluation for oxygen desaturation, gastroesophageal reflux, and...

    AAFP News: AFP Edition

    AAFP News: AFP Edition

    AAFP Backs Ban of Tobacco Sales in Military | Groups Tell Congress Continued Funding Is a Must to Avoid Primary Care Cliff | New VA Program Expanding Veterans' Access to Care Up and Running | MedPAC Voices Support for Continuing Primary Care Payment Hike

    Editorials

    The Health Consequences of Adverse Childhood Experiences: Role of the Family Physician

    JERRY FRIEMOTH

    Addressing adverse childhood experiences has been called the ultimate health promotion and preventive medicine intervention. Family physicians have an opportunity to prevent and intervene in children's exposure to these experiences by focusing on safe, stable, and nurturing...

    U.S. Preventive Services Task Force

    Peripheral Artery Disease Screening and Cardiovascular Disease Risk Assessment with the Ankle-Brachial Index in Adults: Recommendation Statement

    The U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) concludes that the current evidence is insufficient to assess the balance of benefits and harms of screening for peripheral artery disease (PAD) and cardiovascular disease (CVD) risk assessment with the ankle-brachial index ...

    Putting Prevention Into Practice

    Peripheral Artery Disease Screening and Cardiovascular Disease Risk Assessment with the Ankle-Brachial Index in Adults

    TINA FAN, TRACY WOLFF, KASI CHU

    J.P. is a 40-year-old man with a 15 pack-year smoking history. His father has type 2 diabetes mellitus. J.P.'s vital signs, weight, and lipid levels are within normal limits. At his office visit, he brings an advertisement for a health fair with information on screening for...

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    Abnormal Electrocardiogram Findings During an Occupational Physical Examination

    STEFAN M. GROETSCH, MATTHEW NEEDLEMAN

    A 27-year-old man with normal personal and family histories presented for an occupational physical examination. On cardiac examination, he had a grade II/VI systolic ejection murmur that was softer during inspiration. An electrocardiogram was obtained.

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    Lorcaserin (Belviq) for Weight Loss

    GABRIELLE JOHNSON, M. NORMAN OLIVER

    Lorcaserin, combined with diet and exercise, can be used to produce additional weight loss, although the effect on morbidity and mortality is not known. It should be discontinued in patients who do not lose at least 5% of their body weight in the first 12 weeks because they...

    Practice Guidelines

    AAP Issues Updated Guidance on Palivizumab Prophylaxis for RSV Infection

    MARA LAMBERT

    The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) Committee on Infectious Diseases has updated its guidance on the use of palivizumab (Synagis) prophylaxis in infants and children at increased risk of respiratory syncytial virus (RSV) infection. Because the palivizumab package...

    Letters to the Editor

    Pharmacologic Options for the Treatment of Chronic Daily Headache

    MICHAEL ARNOLD

    Information from Your Family Doctor

    Developmental Dysplasia of the Hip

    Developmental dysplasia (dis-PLAY-zhah) of the hip (DDH) happens in newborns. It is when the ball of the hip joint is not in its socket.

    Caring for Your Baby with Down Syndrome

    It is a genetic condition that causes children to have more health problems and learning difficulties than other children. Finding out that your baby has Down syndrome can be stressful and confusing. Talk with your baby's doctor to find out more about Down syndrome and what...

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