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    Diagnosis and Management of Foodborne Illness

    TIMOTHY L. SWITAJ, KELLY J. WINTER, SCOTT R. CHRISTENSEN

    The most common causes of foodborne illness in the United States are viruses, such as norovirus; bacteria, such as Salmonella, Escherichia coli, Campylobacter, and Listeria; and parasites, such as Toxoplasma gondii and Giardia. Diagnosis and management of a foodborne illness...

    The Preparticipation Sports Evaluation

    MARK H. MIRABELLI, MATHEW J. DEVINE, JASKARAN SINGH, MICHAEL MENDOZA

    Although studies have not found that the preparticipation physical evaluation prevents morbidity and mortality associated with sports, it may detect conditions that predispose the athlete to injury or illness and can provide strategies to prevent injuries. The physical...

    Top 20 Research Studies of 2014 for Primary Care Physicians

    MARK H. EBELL, ROLAND GRAD

    Primary care clinicians have selected the top 20 research studies from 2014 based on relevancy, validity, and likelihood to change practice. The studies, known as POEMs (patient-oriented evidence that matters), cover topics ranging from respiratory, musculoskeletal, and...

    AAFP News Now: AFP Edition

    AAFP News: AFP Edition

    Study Shows Primary Care Relationship Reduces ED Visits and Hospitalizations | Task Force Targets Opioid Abuse | Insurance Mergers May Reduce Choice, Raise Costs, AAFP Warns Regulators | Groups Call for Results from All Clinical Trials

    Editorials

    Yes: Screening ECG Is Cost-Effective

    SANJAY SHARMA, LYNNE MILLAR

    Deaths among several high-profile athletes have caused increased public awareness and anxiety about the risk of sudden cardiac death (SCD) in sports.1 The prevalence of a potentially fatal cardiac abnormality in a young person is as high as one in 300.2 The American Heart...

    No: There Is Not Enough Evidence to Support Including ECG in the Preparticipation Sports Evaluation

    RON WEXLER, N.A. MARK ESTES, III

    Screening athletes for cardiovascular disease and restricting athletic competition in those deemed at risk of sudden cardiac death (SCD) remain controversial. Several countries, including Italy and Israel, require cardiac screening with electrocardiography (ECG) in athletes.1...

    Cochrane for Clinicians

    Pharmacologic Therapy for Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease in Children

    NATHAN HITZEMAN, AARON KINNEY

    Are medications for gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) safe and effective in children?

    Tricyclic Antidepressants for the Treatment of ADHD in Children and Adolescents

    MEGHAN F. RALEIGH, KATHRYN K. GARNER

    Do tricyclic antidepressants (TCAs) effectively treat attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) in children and adolescents?

    Photo Quiz

    Development of a Rash After Hot Tub Use

    EMILY K. SNODGRASS

    A man presented with a rash that appeared one to two days after he used a hot tub. He developed chills and a fever of 102°F (39°C) the day after the rash appeared. The rash continued to spread and the fever persisted even though he had been taking oral trimethoprim...

    FPIN's Help Desk Answers

    Insulin Sensitizers for Treatment of Menstrual Irregularities Associated with PCOS

    DIMMY SOKHAL, CONNIE KRAUS

    Can insulin sensitizers be used to treat menstrual irregularities associated with polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS)?

    Curbside Consultation

    Late Presentation to Prenatal Care

    ANDREW SMITH, ERIN BASSETT-NOVOA

    A 26-year-old gravida 2, para 1 Dominican woman presents to my clinic for a prenatal visit. She is unsure of her due date and states that her last menstrual period was about seven or eight months ago. She received some prenatal care in the Dominican Republic, although she...

    POEMs

    Bridging Anticoagulation in Patients with Atrial Fibrillation Associated with More Cardiovascular Events and Bleeding

    MARK H. EBELL

    Practice Guidelines

    ACCP/CTS Provide Guidance on Preventing Acute COPD Exacerbations

    LISA HAUK

    • Smoking cessation counseling and therapy are suggested for persons with COPD as one piece of an overall plan to prevent exacerbations.

    Medicine by the Numbers

    Bronchodilators for Bronchiolitis

    DEAN A. SEEHUSEN, DANIEL RUNDE

    Study Population: Infants up to 12 months of age without a history of wheezing

    Letters to the Editor

    Physicians Should Counsel Adolescents on Harms of Sexting

    BICH-MAY NGUYEN, GREGORY BOUNDS

    Information from Your Family Doctor

    Food Poisoning

    Food poisoning happens after someone eats food that has germs or viruses in it.

    Corrections

    Correction



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