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    Deep Venous Thrombosis and Pulmonary Embolism: Current Therapy

    JASON WILBUR, BRIAN SHIAN

    Pulmonary embolism and deep venous thrombosis are the two most important manifestations of venous thromboembolism. Most patients with deep venous thrombosis or low-risk pulmonary embolism can be treated in the outpatient setting with low-molecular-weight heparin and a vitamin...

    Syncope: Evaluation and Differential Diagnosis

    LLOYD A. RUNSER, ROBERT L. GAUER, ALEX HOUSER

    Syncope is classified as neurally mediated, cardiac, and orthostatic hypotension. Neurally mediated syncope is the most common type and has a benign course, whereas cardiac syncope is associated with increased morbidity and mortality. A standardized approach to evaluation...

    Preventive Health Care for Women Who Have Sex with Women

    DANIEL A. KNIGHT, DIANE JARRETT

    Women who have sex with women face a variety of barriers to optimal health, including a history of negatively perceived interactions in clinical settings that lead them to delay or avoid health care. These women may be at disproportionate risk of obesity, tobacco use,...

    AAFP News: AFP Edition

    AAFP News: AFP Edition

    Physicians' Groups Caution Trump, Congress to Protect Women's Health | Medical Organization Coalition Calls for Reform on Prior Authorization | AAFP Insists CMS Ease Administrative Burden for Family Physicians | New FDA Database Ensures Timely Access to Drug Safety Labeling...

    Editorials

    Addressing the Needs of LGBT Patients

    SARAH E. STUMBAR

    Negative interactions with the health care system are a major barrier to medical care for women who have sex with women. Clinicians should train office staff about health concerns unique to LGBT communities and the importance of maintaining confidentiality about sexual...

    Cochrane for Clinicians

    Radioactive Iodine Therapy vs. Antithyroid Medications for Graves Disease

    JULIE PETERSEN, KENNETH W. LIN

    Radioactive iodine therapy and antithyroid medications produce similar health-related quality-of-life outcomes in patients with Graves disease. Radioactive iodine therapy is an appropriate choice for patients who prefer definitive treatment.

    Implementing AHRQ Effective Health Care Reviews

    Management of Binge-Eating Disorder in Adults

    JULIANA LLANO, KENNETH W. LIN

    What are the benefits and harms of treatments for adults with binge-eating disorder?

    Photo Quiz

    Mass Connected to a Newborn's Finger

    ELIZABETH SEIVERLING, JOANNE SMUCKER, ELDRA W. DANIELS

    A newborn has a small, pedunculated mass attached by a fine stalk to the ulnar aspect of his fifth digit.

    FPIN's Help Desk Answers

    Topical Medications for Seborrheic Dermatitis

    CHRISTOPHER BAUMERT, MEGAN MELO, E. CHRIS VINCENT

    Steroids and antifungal agents can be used to effectively treat seborrheic dermatitis. Calcineurin inhibitors are as effective as steroids, but have a higher incidence of short-term adverse effects.

    Practice Guidelines

    AAP Releases Guideline on Brief Resolved Unexplained Events (BRUEs) and Evaluation of Lower-Risk Infants

    LISA HAUK

    This guideline from the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) addresses apparent life-threatening events (ALTEs), a term recommended to be replaced by brief resolved unexplained events (BRUEs).

    Medicine by the Numbers

    Buprenorphine Maintenance vs. Placebo for Opioid Dependence

    MEGHAN F. RALEIGH

    Buprenorphine causes lower physical dependence, milder withdrawal symptoms, and is less likely to cause an overdose than methadone in the treatment of opioid dependence.

    Information from Your Family Doctor

    Fainting: What You Should Know

    Fainting, also called syncope (SIN-koh-pee), happens when your brain doesn't get enough oxygen. You pass out for a short time, then wake up.

    Health Care for Women Who Have Sex with Women

    Look at clinic brochures and websites for symbols such as a rainbow flag, photos of same-sex couples, or the Human Rights Campaign logo (a yellow “equals” symbol on a blue background). Ask your friends to recommend a supportive doctor or hospital. Check social media sites...



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