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    Diagnosis and Management of Kawasaki Disease

    AARON SAGUIL, MATTHEW FARGO, SCOTT GROGAN

    Kawasaki disease is an acute, systemic vasculitis that represents the most prominent cause of acquired coronary artery disease in children. Classic disease criteria include fever lasting five or more days and at least four of five clinical features: polymorphous rash,...

    Common Questions About Infectious Mononucleosis

    JASON WOMACK, MARISSA JIMENEZ

    Epstein-Barr virus is often asymptomatic, but some patients will develop infectious mononucleosis. The syndrome should be suspected in patients with sore throat, fever, tonsillar enlargement, fatigue, lymphadenopathy, pharyngeal inflammation, and palatal petechiae. It is most...

    Diagnosis and Treatment of Temporomandibular Disorders

    ROBERT L. GAUER, MICHAEL J. SEMIDEY

    Common symptoms of temporomandibular disorders include jaw pain or dysfunction, earache, headache, and facial pain. The etiology is multifactorial and includes biologic, environmental, social, emotional, and cognitive triggers. Diagnosis is most often based on history and...

    AAFP News: AFP Edition

    AAFP News: AFP Edition

    Reports Highlight Importance of Residency Training in Underserved Areas | ONC Maps Out Plan to Improve Health IT | AAFP Urges CMS to Revise ACO Proposal | Report Details Savings Achieved by PCMHs

    Clinical Evidence Handbook

    Primary Hypothyroidism

    BIRTE NYGAARD

    What are the effects of treatments for clinical (overt) hypothyroidism and subclinical hypothyroidism?

    Editorials

    What to Do at Well-Child Visits: The AAFP's Perspective

    KENNETH W. LIN

    More than two-thirds of practicing family physicians report that they provide care for children,1 and well-child visits provide the best opportunities to deliver evidence-based preventive services. These services include administering immunizations, assessing growth and...

    Putting Prevention Into Practice

    Screening for Oral Cancer

    IRIS MABRY-HERNANDEZ, KASI CHU

    A.C. is a 35-year-old man with a 15-year history of using chewing tobacco. He quit five years ago at his wife's urging. Although A.C. has no current symptoms, his wife asked him to make an appointment to get screened for oral cancer.

    Photo Quiz

    Asymptomatic, Evolving Lesion on the Upper Arm

    SURESH K. MENON, RICHARD P. USATINE

    A woman presented with an asymptomatic, irregular, pink plaque on her arm that had been growing slowly for 18 years.

    Practice Guidelines

    ART for HIV: Recommendations from the International Antiviral Society—USA Panel

    LISA HAUK

    The International Antiviral Society—USA Panel has provided recommendations for management of HIV infection with antiretroviral therapy (ART). Evidence has shown that ART for treatment of human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) infection is effective in preventing transmission...

    POEMs

    Mixed Benefits of Gluten-Free Diet in Asymptomatic Patients with Celiac Disease

    ALLEN F. SHAUGHNESSY

    Screening of asymptomatic relatives of patients with known celiac disease identified approximately 5% who were antibody-positive. Compared with their normal diet, a gluten-free diet improved some yet unrecognized symptoms but seemed to interfere with normal social activities...

    Post-Myocardial Infarction Beta Blockers Do Not Decrease Mortality

    ALLEN F. SHAUGHNESSY

    Clinical Decision Support Linked to EMRs Does Not Decrease Mortality

    HENRY C. BARRY

    Despite several decades of the use of EMRs and computerized decision support systems, the overall quality of data supporting their use is poor and those data show these systems do not save lives or save money. Whether patient morbidity is improved is even less certain.

    U.S. Preventive Services Task Force

    Screening for Oral Cancer: Recommendation Statement

    The USPSTF concludes that the current evidence is insufficient to assess the balance of benefits and harms of screening for oral cancer in asymptomatic adults.

    Screening for Cognitive Impairment in Older Adults: Recommendation Statement

    The USPSTF concludes that the current evidence is insufficient to assess the balance of benefits and harms of screening for cognitive impairment.

    Letters to the Editor

    Pain Management in Patients with ADPKD

    MARIUSZ NIEMCZYK, MONIKA GRADZIK, LESZEK PĄCEK

    Vitamin D Supplementation in Premature Infants

    SONYA SHIPLEY

    Information from Your Family Doctor

    Temporomandibular Disorders

    Temporomandibular (TEM-puh-roh-man-DIB-yoo-ler) disorders (also called TMD) affect the jaw and the muscles you use to chew and open your mouth. It is sometimes incorrectly called TMJ, but this refers to only the jaw joint itself.

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