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    Diabetes Mellitus: Screening and Diagnosis

    KARLY PIPPITT, MARLANA LI, HOLLY E. GURGLE

    Diabetes mellitus is one of the most common diagnoses made by family physicians, and the prevalence in the U.S. population is increasing. Screening for type 1 diabetes is not recommended; however, screening for type 2 diabetes is recommended based on patients' age and risk...

    Acute Bacterial Prostatitis: Diagnosis and Management

    TIMOTHY J. COKER, DANIEL M. DIERFELDT

    Acute bacterial prostatitis accounts for an estimated 10% of all prostatitis diagnoses. It can cause irritative and obstructive voiding symptoms, with dysuria, urinary urgency, and incomplete voiding commonly reported among patients who experience an infection. Diagnosis is...

    Hypertensive Disorders of Pregnancy

    LAWRENCE LEEMAN, LEE T. DRESANG, PATRICIA FONTAINE

    Elevated blood pressure in pregnancy may represent chronic hypertension, gestational hypertension, preeclampsia, or preeclampsia superimposed on chronic hypertension. Proteinuria is not essential for the diagnosis of preeclampsia and does not correlate with outcomes....

    AAFP News: AFP Edition

    AAFP News: AFP Edition

    Federal Officials Call for Changes to EHRs | AAFP Seeks Changes in Diabetes Program | AAFP: End Ban on Gun Violence Research | CMS Pushes to Improve Health Care Quality

    Editorials

    Dietary Supplements: How Family Physicians Can Address Safety Concerns by Working with the FDA

    NORMAN S. MARKS

    Your patients are likely using some type of dietary supplement, whether they tell you or not. What can a physician do to support and protect patients from harm if they choose to use readily available dietary supplements?

    Graham Center Policy One-Pagers

    Only 15% of FPs Report Using Telehealth; Training and Lack of Reimbursement Are Top Barriers

    MIRANDA A. MOORE, MEGAN COFFMAN, ANURADHA JETTY, STEPHEN PETTERSON, ANDREW BAZEMORE

    In a 2014 national survey, only 15% of responding family physicians (FPs) reported using telehealth in the previous year, even though most agreed that telehealth could improve access to and continuity of care for their patients. More than one-half of FPs identified lack of...

    POEMs

    Perioperative Bridging Anticoagulation Unhelpful for Invasive Procedures

    MARK H. EBELL

    Bridging anticoagulation worsens outcomes for patients with atrial fibrillation who undergo an elective invasive procedure, resulting in more episodes of major bleeding and no difference in the rate of stroke or venous thromboembolism.

    Photo Quiz

    A Vietnamese Child with a Rash on the Back

    NGUYETCAM V. LAM, ANA CASTELLANOS, KATHERINE THOMPSON

    A Vietnamese girl who had been experiencing upper respiratory tract symptoms presented with the sudden appearance of linear erythematous lesions on her back.

    U.S. Preventive Services Task Force

    Screening for Iron Deficiency Anemia and Iron Supplementation in Pregnant Women to Improve Maternal Health and Birth Outcomes: Recommendation Statement

    The USPSTF concludes that the current evidence is insufficient to assess the balance of benefits and harms of screening for iron deficiency anemia in pregnant women to prevent adverse maternal health and birth outcomes.

    Screening for Abnormal Blood Glucose and Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus: Recommendation Statement

    The USPSTF recommends screening for abnormal blood glucose as part of cardiovascular risk assessment in adults aged 40 to 70 years who are overweight or obese. Clinicians should offer or refer patients with abnormal blood glucose to intensive behavioral counseling...

    Putting Prevention Into Practice

    Screening for Iron Deficiency Anemia and Iron Supplementation in Pregnant Women to Improve Maternal Health and Birth Outcomes

    TINA FAN, JASON BLITZ

    A 28-year-old woman presents for a routine antepartum visit. She is 33 weeks pregnant and also has a four-year-old son. She has no particular problems, and the findings from your examination are unremarkable. She asks if her blood iron level should be tested.

    Clinical Evidence Handbook

    Appendicitis

    NIGEL D'SOUZA, KAREN NUGENT

    What are the effects of surgery compared with antibiotics for acute appendicitis?

    Practice Guidelines

    CDC Releases 2015 Guidelines on the Treatment of Sexually Transmitted Diseases

    LISA HAUK

    • Serologic screening for HCV should be performed in all persons with HIV infection on initial assessment.

    Information from Your Family Doctor

    High Blood Pressure During Pregnancy

    High blood pressure (also called hypertension) happens when your blood moves through your arteries at a higher pressure than normal. Having high blood pressure while you are pregnant can cause serious problems. There are different names for it depending on when it starts and...



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