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    Autism Spectrum Disorder: Primary Care Principles

    KRISTIAN E. SANCHACK, CRAIG A. THOMAS

    Children with autism spectrum disorder typically present with deficits in social communication and restricted, repetitive patterns of behavior and activities. Screening recommendations vary, but early diagnosis can lead to prompt initiation of intensive behavioral...

    Diabetes Mellitus: Management of Gastrointestinal Complications

    BETH CAREYVA, BRIAN STELLO

    Gastrointestinal disorders of diabetes mellitus include gastroparesis, nonalcoholic fatty liver disease, gastroesophageal reflux disease, and chronic diarrhea. Gastroparesis is diagnosed based on clinical symptoms and a delay in gastric emptying in the absence of mechanical...

    Carpal Tunnel Syndrome: Diagnosis and Management

    JENNIFER WIPPERMAN, KYLE GOERL

    Carpal tunnel syndrome, the most common entrapment neuropathy of the upper extremity, classically presents as pain and paresthesias in the distribution of the median nerve. Physical examination findings, such as the flick sign, can provide additional clues. Mild to moderate...

    AAFP News: AFP Edition

    AAFP News: AFP Edition

    State Regulations Target Opioid Abuse | New Research Finds Mismatch Between GME, U.S. Population Needs | AAFP Puts Family Medicine on President-Elect's Agenda | Action Network Helps Physicians Campaign for Family Medicine

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    AFP Online: We're on a Mission

    KENNETH W. LIN

    Published online October 27, 2016.

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    Needle Phobia: A Vasovagal Response During Acupuncture

    LE LUO, CHUNHUA LAI

    A vasovagal response can be so severe that patients begin to fear the debilitating effects of syncope almost more than the needles themselves.

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    A Pedunculated Mass on the Thigh

    HEI SUNG KIM, SO MIN KIM, JEONG DEUK LEE

    A woman presented with a lesion on her thigh that had gradually increased in size over the previous five years.

    Point-of-Care Guides

    Prognosis Following Mild Head Injury in Children

    JOHN R. McCONAGHY, ALOIYA R. EARL

    Concussion, also referred to as mild traumatic brain injury, is a common injury in children. It is defined as a transient disturbance in mental status following head trauma, and it can cause a variety of physical, cognitive, and emotional sequelae. Symptoms continuing for...

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    Empagliflozin (Jardiance) for Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus

    JAY ZIMMERMANN

    Empagliflozin can be added to existing type 2 diabetes treatment to lower A1C levels, although there are less expensive options. In older patients with preexisting cardiovascular disease, empagliflozin can decrease all-cause mortality, cardiovascular mortality, and...

    Practice Guidelines

    ACP/CDC Provide Guidelines on the Use of Antibiotics for Acute Respiratory Tract Infection

    MARSELLE BREDEMEYER

    The American College of Physicians (ACP) and Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) guideline on appropriate antibiotic use in the treatment of healthy adults with acute respiratory tract infection outlines one of the medical community's top priorities.

    U.S. Preventive Services Task Force

    Screening for Lipid Disorders in Children and Adolescents: Recommendation Statement

    The USPSTF concludes that the current evidence is insufficient to assess the balance of benefits and harms of screening for lipid disorders in children and adolescents 20 years or younger.

    Information from Your Family Doctor

    Carpal Tunnel Syndrome

    Carpal tunnel syndrome (KAR-puhl TUN-el SIN-drome) is a common, painful disorder of the wrist and hand. It happens when the median nerve, which runs through the wrist, gets squeezed under a band of tissue called a ligament. This causes pain and other symptoms along the nerve ...

    Autism Spectrum Disorder

    Autism spectrum disorder (ASD) is a broad term used to describe problems with communication and behavior. ASD can range from mild to very severe.



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