• Articles

    Pet-Related Infections

    MICHAEL J. DAY

    Pets can be a source of infection in people, but there are misconceptions about the risks they pose and whether rehoming an animal is required if zoonotic disease is present. The clinical history provides an opportunity for primary care physicians to ask patients about their...

    Acute Monoarthritis: Diagnosis in Adults

    JONATHAN A. BECKER, JENNIFER P. DAILY, KATHERINE M. POHLGEERS

    Monoarthritis is pain or swelling in a single joint. It may be limited to the joint or may represent an early manifestation of systemic disease. The most common diagnoses in the primary care setting are osteoarthritis, gout, and trauma. The history and physical examination...

    Erectile Dysfunction

    KARL T. REW, JOEL J. HEIDELBAUGH

    Erectile dysfunction can be caused by vascular, neurologic, psychological, and hormonal factors. Commonly associated conditions include diabetes mellitus, hypertension, hyperlipidemia, obesity, testosterone deficiency, and prostate cancer treatment. Performance anxiety and...

    AAFP News: AFP Edition

    AAFP News: AFP Edition

    AAFP: Only Physicians Should Participate in Federal Diabetes Driving Program | Study Finds U.S. Medical Schools Still Underproducing Family Physicians | Report Calls for Addressing Social Risks in Medicare Payment | Study Bolsters Case for Continued Medicaid Funding of...

    Editorials

    How to Counsel Men About PSA Screening

    KENNETH W. LIN, MARK H. EBELL

    For family physicians to put PSA screening guidance into practice, they must elicit patients' preferences and provide accurate, understandable information about the benefits and harms.

    Clinical Evidence Handbook

    Carpal Tunnel Syndrome

    NIGEL L. ASHWORTH

    What are the effects of drug, nondrug, and surgical treatments for carpal tunnel syndrome?

    Practice Guidelines

    Society for Vascular Surgery Releases Guideline on Managing the Diabetic Foot

    AMBER RANDEL

    The Society for Vascular Surgery collaborated with the American Podiatric Medical Association and the Society for Vascular Medicine to create evidence-based guidelines to improve the care of patients with a diabetic foot.

    Photo Quiz

    Swelling and Erythema of the Scalp on a Teenager

    SOMMER ALDULAIMI, MORGAN LYTTLE

    A teenager presented with swelling and erythema on the scalp.

    STEPS

    Evolocumab (Repatha) for the Treatment of Hyperlipidemia

    DEBORAH R. ERLICH

    Evolocumab is generally safe and effective at lowering serum LDL cholesterol levels for select patients who need marked cholesterol reduction and can tolerate injections. However, it remains unknown whether evolocumab prevents premature death from cardiovascular events.

    U.S. Preventive Services Task Force

    Screening for Syphilis Infection in Nonpregnant Adults and Adolescents: Recommendation Statement

    The USPSTF recommends screening for syphilis infection in persons who are at increased risk for infection.

    Information from Your Family Doctor

    Erectile Dysfunction

    Erectile dysfunction (ED) is when you cannot get or keep a good enough erection to have sex that is satisfying for you and your partner.



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