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    Medications for Alcohol Use Disorder

    BRADFORD T. WINSLOW, MARY ONYSKO, MELANIE HEBERT

    Although excessive alcohol use is the third leading cause of preventable death in the United States, many patients do not receive treatment. Options include behavioral interventions and medications. Acamprosate, disulfiram, and naltrexone are the three medications approved...

    Diagnosis and Management of Endometrial Cancer

    MICHAEL M. BRAUN, ERIKA A. OVERBEEK-WAGER, ROBERT J. GRUMBO

    Endometrial cancer is a common gynecologic malignancy that most often occurs in women older than 50 years. Postmenopausal bleeding, as well as abnormal uterine bleeding in premenopausal patients, can be a sign of the disease. Associated risk factors include unopposed estrogen...

    Diagnosis and Management of Nephrotic Syndrome in Adults

    CHARLES KODNER

    The diagnosis of nephrotic syndrome is based on typical clinical features, with confirmation of heavy proteinuria and hypoalbuminemia. Secondary causes should be ruled out. Although there is a lack of evidence-based guidelines, treatment consisting of sodium restriction,...

    AAFP News: AFP Edition

    AAFP News: AFP Edition

    AAFP Urges Congress to Expand Site-Neutral Physician Payment | Language in Final Medicare Overpayment Rule Rankles AAFP President | Analysis: Look to Residency Programs' Past for Primary Care's Future | Senate Committee Approves Bill to Make Health Information Technology More...

    Editorials

    Eating Less Meat: A Healthy and Environmentally Responsible Dietary Choice

    CAROLINE WELLBERY

    What should physicians tell their patients about eating meat?

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    Bell Palsy: A Frightening Symptom Can Lead to Unnecessary Testing

    MELANIE RAFFOUL

    Anxiety and fear surrounding a clinical diagnosis like Bell palsy can lead to requests for increased testing or frequent patient encounters.

    FPIN's Help Desk Answers

    Electronic Cigarettes for Smoking Cessation

    KRISTIN BOND, NATALIE NUNES

    Nicotine-containing e-cigarettes may be more effective than placebo devices for smoking cessation. They may also aid in smoking reduction, but the quality of available evidence is low. Little is known about their safety.

    Clinical Evidence Handbook

    Chronic Anal Fissures

    RICHARD L. NELSON

    What are the effects of surgical treatments for chronic anal fissure?

    U.S. Preventive Services Task Force

    Screening for Depression in Children and Adolescents: Recommendation Statement

    The USPSTF recommends screening for major depressive disorder (MDD) in adolescents aged 12 to 18 years. Screening should be implemented with adequate systems in place to ensure accurate diagnosis, effective treatment, and appropriate follow-up.

    Putting Prevention Into Practice

    Screening for High Blood Pressure in Adults

    QUYEN NGO-METZGER, JASON BLITZ

    A 55-year-old black man presents for a blood pressure evaluation. He is trying to be more physically active and health conscious but has not seen a physician for five years. He takes no medications, has no concerns, and his physical examination findings are unremarkable....

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    Diffuse, Hyperpigmented Rash in an Adult

    JEFFREY WALDEN, MELANIE MARSH

    A man presented with generalized pruritus and an erythematous rash on his trunk and extremities. He also had neurologic difficulties.

    POEMs

    Preexposure Prophylaxis with Tenofovir/Emtricitabine Prevents HIV Infection in Men Who Have Unprotected Anal Intercourse

    MARK H. EBELL

    Preexposure prophylaxis in high-risk men who have unprotected anal intercourse reduces the likelihood of developing HIV (number needed to treat = 17 per year). Participants averaged 15 pills per month, which costs approximately $700 per month ($8,400 per year). Condoms would...

    Systolic BP of 120 Instead of 140 in High-Risk Older Patients Without Diabetes Leads to Significant Benefits and Some Harms

    MARK H. EBELL

    Practice Guidelines

    DGAC Makes Food-Based Recommendations in the 2015–2020 Dietary Guidelines for Americans

    LISA HAUK

    • Diets should include nutrient-dense foods in all food groups and in the proper amounts.

    American Academy of Pediatrics Releases Report on Infantile Hemangiomas

    AMBER RANDEL

    The American Academy of Pediatrics has published a report to provide an update on diagnosing and managing infantile hemangiomas.

    Letters to the Editor

    Drug Combo Adds No Benefit in Patients with Type 2 Diabetes

    MICHAEL D. GEURIN

    Foods Containing Saturated Fat: Dietary Limits Are Still Essential

    DANIEL J. SHERWOOD

    Information from Your Family Doctor

    What You Need to Know About Medicine for Alcohol Use Disorder

    People with this disorder drink too much alcohol. Drinking too much can hurt your liver and cause bleeding inside your body. You might also have balance problems, confusion, and memory problems. If you drink a lot and then suddenly stop, you can go through withdrawal....

    Endometrial (Uterine) Cancer: What You Need to Know

    It is cancer in the lining of the uterus (womb). It is the fourth most common cancer in women. About 50,000 new cases are diagnosed every year in the United States.

    Nephrotic Syndrome

    Your kidneys filter out toxins and clean waste from your blood. If you have nephrotic (nef-RAH-tik) syndrome, or NS for short, your kidneys can't do this right.



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