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    Dysuria: Evaluation and Differential Diagnosis in Adults

    THOMAS C. MICHELS, JARRET E. SANDS

    The most common causes of dysuria are infections, including uncomplicated cystitis, pyelonephritis, urethritis, and sexually transmitted infections. Dysuria is also a common presentation of vaginitis in women and prostatitis in men. History and physical examination findings...

    Diagnosis and Management of Common Types of Supraventricular Tachycardia

    MARGARET R. HELTON

    Supraventricular tachycardia, which includes atrioventricular nodal reentrant tachycardia, atrioventricular reciprocating tachycardia, and atrial tachycardia, typically occurs in persons with normal hearts. Sudden onset of an accelerated heart rate can cause palpitations,...

    Common Questions About Cognitive Behavior Therapy for Psychiatric Disorders

    SCOTT F. COFFEY, ANNE N. BANDUCCI, CHRISTINE VINCI

    Cognitive behavior therapy uses targeted strategies to help patients adopt more adaptive patterns of thinking and behaving, which leads to positive changes in emotions and decreased functional impairments. Strategies include identifying and challenging problematic thoughts...

    AAFP News: AFP Edition

    AAFP News: AFP Edition

    ABFM and AAFP Team Up to Help Family Physicians Transform Their Practices | CMS Proposal on 30-Day Network Directory Updates Draws AAFP Ire | Obesity Care Model Calls for Integration Between Primary Care and Public Health | New Caucus Forms to Champion Primary Care on Capitol...

    Editorials

    Risk Evaluation and Mitigation Strategy (REMS): FDA Perspective on What Physicians Need to Know

    GARY H. SLATKO

    For some drugs, risk mitigation measures beyond FDA-approved labeling are deemed necessary. Learn more about these Risk Evaluation and Mitigation Strategies (REMS).

    Cochrane for Clinicians

    Exercise for Osteoarthritis of the Knee

    DONNA COHEN

    Land-based exercise programs reduce knee pain and improve quality of life and physical function following treatment in patients with knee osteoarthritis.

    Interventions Aimed at Increasing Childhood Vaccination Rates

    WILLIAM E. CAYLEY, JR.

    Community discussions, community meetings, and information campaigns may increase immunization uptake in areas with only moderate vaccine use. There is no clear evidence to guide face-to-face educational interventions, and the impact of face-to-face interventions is uncertain...

    POEMs

    Continuing Warfarin for 18 Months After Unprovoked PE Reduces Risk of Recurrent VTE

    KRISTINA GERN JOHNSON

    Continuing warfarin therapy for 18 months after an unprovoked PE reduces the risk of recurrent symptomatic venous thromboembolism (VTE). However, benefit beyond 18 months is not maintained after the warfarin is discontinued.

    Gabapentin Equals Epidural Steroid for Radicular Pain

    ALLEN F. SHAUGHNESSY

    Citalopram Plus Methylphenidate Better Than Either Alone for Geriatric Depression

    LINDA SPEER

    Combined treatment with citalopram plus methylphenidate provided faster improvement of depression symptoms in older patients with unipolar depression. Combined treatment was also more likely than either medication alone to lead to remission of depression at four weeks and 16...

    Photo Quiz

    Unusual Erythematous and Infiltrated Plaque

    PABLO FERNÁNDEZ-CREHUET, RICARDO RUIZ-VILLAVERDE

    A man presented with a pruritic erythematous plaque on his arm days after applying an ornamental tattoo.

    Curbside Consultation

    Menstrual Concerns in an Adolescent with Disabilities

    DAVID A. KLEIN, BREANNA L. GAWRYS, JILLIAN E. SYLVESTER

    Clinicians who care for female adolescents with cognitive and physical disabilities are often consulted on the management of menstrual bleeding for purposes of hygiene, dysmenorrhea, and treatment of premenstrual symptoms. Contraception is also commonly discussed to mitigate...

    Practice Guidelines

    Unprovoked First Seizures in Adults: Management Recommendations from the AAN

    LISA HAUK

    This guideline from the Academy of Neurology (AAN) provides information on prognosis and management options for unprovoked first seizures in adults.

    Medicine by the Numbers

    Effectiveness of Selective Serotonin Reuptake Inhibitors for Irritable Bowel Syndrome

    THAD WILKINS, EDWARD AGABIN, LINDSAY BLAKE

    Studies show that 1 in 4 had improved bloating and stool consistency, and less interference with daily life, while only 1 in 9 experiences medication related adverse effects. Want to know more?

    Information from Your Family Doctor

    Supraventricular Tachycardia: What You Should Know

    Supraventricular tachycardia (SOO-prah-ven-TRIK-u-lar tak-eh-KAR-dee-ah), or SVT, is a condition that causes your heart to beat faster than it should.

    Cognitive Behavior Therapy

    Cognitive behavior therapy (CBT) is a type of talk therapy that can help you change the way you think about certain things. It can also help you change behaviors that may be unhelpful or unhealthy. CBT works as well as or better than medicine to treat certain psychological...

    Dysuria: What You Should Know About Burning or Stinging with Urination

    Dysuria (dis-YUR-ee-uh) means pain with urination.



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