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    HIV-Associated Complications: A Systems-Based Approach

    CAROLYN CHU, LEALAH C. POLLOCK, PETER A. SELWYN

    Persons with human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) infection often develop complications related directly to the infection, as well as to its treatment. Aging, lifestyle factors, and HIV-associated comorbidities also increase the risk of developing chronic conditions such as...

    Probiotics for Gastrointestinal Conditions: A Summary of the Evidence

    THAD WILKINS, JACQUELINE SEQUOIA

    Probiotics have been widely studied for a variety of conditions because of their role in maintaining immunologic equilibrium in the gastrointestinal tract. High-quality evidence shows that probiotics are effective for treating acute infectious diarrhea, antibiotic-associated...

    Pelvic Organ Prolapse

    CHERYL B. IGLESIA, KATELYN R. SMITHLING

    Pelvic support problems affect as many as one-half of women, although patients with prolapse are commonly asymptomatic. Pelvic floor disorders such as prolapse may be difficult to identify because patients experiencing these conditions may not volunteer information about...

    AAFP News: AFP Edition

    AAFP News: AFP Edition

    AAFP, ABFM Team Up to Launch Unified CME Reporting Process | Physician House Members Raising Awareness About Physician Burnout | Free Online Tool Can Connect GME Programs, Save Family Medicine Slots | Executive Summary Available to Inform Family Physicians About QPP Changes

    Editorials

    Which Probiotics Should I Take? A Practical Guide for Family Physicians

    PATRICK J. HANAWAY

    Find out what requirements should be met to know that you are offering your patients the highest quality probiotics to help prevent and treat disease.

    Cochrane for Clinicians

    Effects of Yoga in Patients with Asthma

    AARON SAGUIL

    Regular yoga improves quality of life as measured on the Asthma Quality of Life Questionnaire (mean difference = 0.57 units on a seven-point scale; 95% confidence interval [CI], 0.37 to 0.77); improves asthma symptoms (standardized mean difference = 0.37; 95% CI, 0.09 to 0.65...

    Antiplatelet vs. Anticoagulant Therapy for Patients with Heart Failure in Sinus Rhythm

    IRBERT L. VEGA

    For patients with heart failure with reduced ejection fraction in sinus rhythm, is warfarin (Coumadin) therapy superior to aspirin regarding the risk of cardiac events and mortality?

    Photo Quiz

    Painless Nodular Rash in a Young Man

    MAYA BASS, KRYS FOSTER, JAMES STUDDIFORD

    A man presented with a rash over much of his body that had steadily spread over one year. The rash covered his limbs, including his palms and soles, and his ears.

    Curbside Consultation

    Patients with Disabilities: Avoiding Unconscious Bias When Discussing Goals of Care

    CLARISSA KRIPKE

    False assumptions about patients' quality of life can affect prognosis, the treatment options that we present, and the types of referrals that we offer. In this case, the physician equated complex disability with terminal illness.

    Practice Guidelines

    Developmental Dysplasia of the Hip in Infants: A Clinical Report from the AAP on Evaluation and Referral

    LISA HAUK

    Developmental dysplasia of the hip (DDH) can range from a mild abnormality to dislocation. In infants and young children, it is asymptomatic; therefore, screening is required to diagnose it in otherwise healthy children.

    Medicine by the Numbers

    Antipsychotics for Fibromyalgia in Adults

    DEAN A. SEEHUSEN, RANDY BAIN

    Quetiapine may be considered for a limited period (less than 12 weeks) to improve pain, sleep, and depression in fibromyalgia, while considering the potential for weight gain.

    Information from Your Family Doctor

    Common Side Effects of HIV Medicines

    HIV infection can cause problems with your nervous system, heart, stomach, liver, kidneys, bones, and metabolism. These problems can also be side effects of medicines used to treat HIV (called antiretroviral therapy, or ART). Side effects can happen when ART is taken with...

    What Are Probiotics?

    Probiotics are organisms (bacteria and yeasts) that are taken to improve health.

    Pelvic Organ Prolapse

    Prolapse is when organs in your pelvis, such as the uterus, bladder, or rectum, bulge into or past the opening of your vagina. It may feel like a bulge or a pouch.



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