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...
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...
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....
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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?
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...
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.
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.
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.
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...
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.
NIGEL D'SOUZA, KAREN NUGENT
What are the effects of surgery compared with antibiotics for acute appendicitis?
• Serologic screening for HCV should be performed in all persons with HIV infection on initial assessment.
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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