MICHAEL P. JEREMIAH, BRIAN K. UNWIN, MARK H. GREENAWALD, VINCENT E. CASIANO
Osteoporosis is diagnosed based on bone mineral density determinations from dual energy x-ray absorptiometry of the hip and lumbar spine. Screening is recommended in women 65 years and older, and in younger women at increased risk of fracture. Recommendations for screening in...
ARWA NASIR, LAETH NASIR
Family physicians are an important source of information for parents on early childhood concerns. A number of factors, including family dynamics, cultural expectations, and family resources, determine whether these issues are seen as problematic. Normal variations may deviate...
STEPHANIE S. FAUBION, JORDAN E. RULLO
Female sexual dysfunction is often multifactorial, and treatment should address biological, psychological, sociocultural, and relational factors. Sexual health concerns become dysfunctions if they cause the woman distress. Discontinuing or reducing the dosage of causative...
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RANIT MISHORI, JESSICA EVERT
Diseases once confined to the third or developing world are now everyone's concern. Global has truly become local. Having some knowledge of and competencies in global health is not only relevant, but also essential, for every family physician.
ANTONIO L. AGUILAR SHEA, CRISTINA GALLARDO-MAYO
A woman with systemic lupus erythematosus had pain in her hands and discoloration on the tips of her fingers and toes when exposed to cold.
IRIS MABRY-HERNANDEZ, PAUL LEWIS, III
P.N. is a 35-year-old man whose parents were born in southeast Asia. Although he was born in the United States, P.N. does not have any vaccination records from his childhood. During an office visit, he mentions that a relative was recently diagnosed with hepatitis B virus ...
KATHLEEN A. BARRY, NICHOLAS J. SOMERVILLE
Vorapaxar should be limited to select patients with a history of MI or peripheral arterial disease who desire additional treatment for the prevention of MI.
Among adults 65 years or older who present to primary care clinicians for a new episode of back pain, early imaging (before six weeks) resulted in no improved outcomes at one year, but increased overall health care costs by almost 30%.
Nephrolithiasis occurs in 13% of men and 7% of women; if not managed appropriately, it will typically recur within five years in 35% to 50% of patients. The American College of Physicians (ACP) has provided recommendations regarding management of recurrent nephrolithiasis...
The USPSTF concludes that the current evidence is insufficient to assess the balance of benefits and harms of screening for speech and language delay and disorders in children aged 5 years or younger.
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