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    Common Questions About Recurrent Urinary Tract Infections in Women

    JAMES J. ARNOLD, LAURA E. HEHN, DAVID A. KLEIN

    Recurrent urinary tract infections are common. Recurrent infections present the same as acute cystitis. Imaging and repeat laboratory tests are typically unnecessary unless certain risk factors for complicated infection are present. After confirming concordance of symptoms...

    Prevention and Treatment of Drowning

    TIMOTHY F. MOTT, KELLY M. LATIMER

    Drowning causes nearly 4,551 deaths each year in the United States, and is the most common injury-related cause of death in children one to four years of age. Prognosis is better in younger persons and if submersion time is less than six minutes. Resuscitation efforts should...

    Common Questions About Oppositional Defiant Disorder

    MARGARET RILEY, SANA AHMED, AMY LOCKE

    Oppositional defiant disorder is characterized by a pattern of angry or irritable mood, argumentative or defiant behavior, or vindictiveness lasting for at least six months. There are no tools specifically designed for diagnosing this disorder, but multiple questionnaires can...

    AAFP News: AFP Edition

    AAFP News: AFP Edition

    Primary Care, Family Medicine Stats Stand Out in 2016 Osteopathic Match | New Application Deadline for Meaningful Use Hardship Exemption: July 1 | PCMH Model with Incentives Is Popular | CDC Braces for Zika Virus in United States

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    Acknowledging and Thanking Our Peer Reviewers

    JAY SIWEK

    The peer review process greatly improves the articles we publish in American Family Physician. On behalf of the entire editorial team at AFP, many thanks to all of our wonderful reviewers!

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    Leukotriene Receptor Antagonists in the Treatment of Acute Asthma

    PATRICIA VAN LEER

    Studies show there were no patient-important benefits and no hospital admissions were prevented. Want to know more?

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    Pilates for the Treatment of Low Back Pain

    COREY D. FOGLEMAN

    There is low- to moderate-quality evidence that Pilates exercises taught by certified instructors improve pain and reduce disability in patients with chronic low back pain. It is unclear whether a Pilates regimen is superior to other exercise plans for the treatment of low...

    Impact of Antenatal Dietary Education and Supplementation on Maternal and Infant Health Outcomes

    KATHLEEN A. BARRY

    Antenatal dietary education appears to decrease the rate of preterm birth and increase infant birth weight among undernourished women. Providing balanced energy and protein supplements to pregnant women decreases the risk of stillbirth, low birth weight, and having an infant...

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    Nonpharmaceutical Treatment of Anxiety in Institutionalized Older Adults

    JOCELYN VANOPDORP, CONNIE KRAUS

    Cognitive behavior therapy (CBT) or relaxation training, alone or in combination, can be used to treat anxiety in older adults. Music therapy can also be used to reduce anxiety in older adults. Appropriate training of institutional caregivers is also helpful in reducing...

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    Best Approaches to Physical Diagnosis of Acute Red Eye

    ALLEN F. SHAUGHNESSY

    Eliciting photophobia via pupillary constriction and the presence of anisocoria (greater than 1 mm) in patients with an acute red eye are the best predictors of serious eye disease (e.g., uveitis, keratitis, corneal abrasion, scleritis) requiring prompt referral. Lack of...

    Useful Signs and Symptoms of Severe Intracranial Injury After Minor Head Trauma

    DAVID SLAWSON

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    A Fungating Lesion on the Tongue

    ALYSON J. BRINKER

    A man with a history of tobacco and alcohol use presented with a lesion on his tongue that he first noticed six months earlier as small red dots.

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    AHA/ATS Release Guidelines on the Diagnosis and Treatment of Pediatric Pulmonary Hypertension

    JENNIFER WILKES

    These guidelines from the American Heart Association (AHA) and the American Thoracic Society (ATS) address evaluation and treatment of pediatric pulmonary hypertension, including diagnosis, pharmacotherapy, and outpatient treatment recommendations.

    Information from Your Family Doctor

    Recurrent Urinary Tract Infections

    A urinary tract infection occurs when bacteria move into the bladder and grow. This can cause painful or frequent urination, blood in the urine, or problems with emptying the bladder. People who get three or more of these infections in a year, or two in six months, have...

    Preventing Drowning: What You Should Know

    Almost 4,000 Americans die each year from drowning. It is the most common injury-related cause of death for children one to four years of age. Many drownings can be prevented by taking simple safety steps and with education.



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