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    Nonsurgical Management of Knee Pain in Adults

    BRANDON Q. JONES, CARLTON J. COVEY, MARVIN H. SINEATH, JR.

    Recent studies support nonsurgical management for common knee disorders, such as osteoarthritis and meniscal disease. This article focuses on the evidence supporting nonsurgical interventions for common causes of knee pain in adults: osteoarthritis; patellofemoral pain...

    Common Questions About Pressure Ulcers

    JAQUELINE G.M. RAETZ, KEREN H. WICK

    The most important risk factors for pressure ulcers include impaired mobility, decreased perfusion, and edema. Multicomponent interventions can help prevent ulcer development, and generally include an advanced static support surface, repositioning, and management of moisture....

    Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder: Diagnosis and Management

    JILL N. FENSKE, KETTI PETERSEN

    Because obsessive-compulsive disorder is complex with varying manifestations, diagnosis is often delayed. Primary care physicians can play a crucial role in reducing the burden of the disorder through early detection and treatment. First-line therapies include cognitive...

    A Systematic Approach to the Evaluation of a Limping Child

    SAMEER NARANJE, DEREK M. KELLY, JEFFREY R. SAWYER

    A limp is a deviation from a normal age-appropriate gait pattern and can be caused by pain, weakness, or deformity as a result of a wide variety of conditions. Evaluation should begin with a history focused on identifying pain, trauma, and associated systemic symptoms. The...

    AAFP News: AFP Edition

    AAFP News: AFP Edition

    Study Pinpoints Cost of Sustaining PCMH | Coalition Asks Congress to Delay Appropriate Use Criteria Deadline | Match Analysis Shows 10% Drop in Primary Care Residency Positions | Opioid Abuse Task Force: Increasing Access to Naloxone Saves Lives

    Editorials

    Effectiveness, Adverse Effects, and Safety of Medical Marijuana

    JENNIFER KEEHBAUCH, MATTHEW RENSBERRY

    Increasingly, physicians across the country are being asked about medical marijuana. Although marijuana has been around for centuries, there is no consensus on its safety and effectiveness.

    Graham Center Policy One-Pagers

    Graduates of Teaching Health Centers Are More Likely to Enter Practice in the Primary Care Safety Net

    ANDREW BAZEMORE, PETER WINGROVE, STEPHEN PETTERSON, LARS PETERSON, MELANIE RAFFOUL, ROBERT L. PHILLIPS, JR.

    The Teaching Health Center Graduate Medical Education (THCGME) program funds new primary care residencies at community health centers caring for the nation's underserved population. In a national census of third-year family medicine residents, those who trained in teaching...

    Clinical Evidence Handbook

    Scabies

    PAUL JOHNSTONE, MARK STRONG

    What are the effects of topical and systemic treatments for scabies?

    Putting Prevention Into Practice

    Screening for Speech and Language Delay and Disorders in Children Five Years and Younger

    KAREN C. LEE, CHELSEA B. PAYNE

    A two-year-old girl presents to your office for a routine well-child visit. She has had one ear infection in the past year but is otherwise healthy. Her mother has no specific concerns about her speech and language development. There is no family history of congenital...

    Photo Quiz

    Changing Facial Lesion

    GREGG MITCHELL, JOHN WHITE, JULIE BREWER

    A woman presented with a linear verrucous lesion extending from the anterior helix of the left ear down to the level of the ear lobe that had been present for as long as she could remember.

    POEMs

    CT Coronary Angiography in Patients with Suspected CAD: No Short-Term Benefit, Increased Rate of Invasive Angiography

    HENRY C. BARRY

    For patients with suspected stable CAD, adding CT coronary angiography had no short-term effect on patient symptoms or hospitalizations but increased the number of coronary angiograms. Additionally, more patients who had CT coronary angiography underwent preventive treatment...

    Practice Guidelines

    AAO–HNSF Releases Guideline on Allergic Rhinitis

    JENNIFER WILKES

    The American Academy of Otolaryngology–Head and Neck Surgery Foundation has released a clinical practice guideline for the purpose of optimizing patient care, promoting effective diagnosis and therapy, and reducing harmful or unnecessary interventions in adults and children...

    Information from Your Family Doctor

    Knee Pain

    Knee pain can be caused by problems inside or outside the joint. The most common cause in older adults is arthritis. Another common cause is patellofemoral (puh-TELL-oh-FEM-uh-rul) pain syndrome, or PFPS for short. PFPS causes pain behind the kneecap that is worse after you...



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