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    Chronic Rhinosinusitis

    AHMAD R. SEDAGHAT

    Chronic rhinosinusitis is an inflammatory disease of the paranasal sinuses that can significantly decrease quality of life. It is diagnosed based on the presence of characteristic symptoms and objective evidence on physical examination (anterior rhinoscopy or endoscopy) or...

    Bladder Cancer: Diagnosis and Treatment

    KATHARINE C. DeGEORGE, HARRY R. HOLT, STEPHANIE C. HODGES

    Asymptomatic hematuria is the most common clinical presentation of bladder cancer. Prompt evaluation with cystoscopy, renal function testing, and upper urinary tract imaging should be performed in adults with asymptomatic hematuria who are 35 years and older, and in those...

    Fetal Alcohol Syndrome and Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders

    LEEANNE DENNY, SARAH COLES, ROBIN BLITZ

    The percentage of women who drink or binge drink during pregnancy has increased since 2012. Fetal alcohol syndrome and fetal alcohol spectrum disorders result from intrauterine exposure to alcohol and are the most common nonheritable causes of intellectual disability. They...

    AAFP News Now: AFP Edition

    AAFP News: AFP Edition

    AAFP Delegates Address Violence in Health Care, Homelessness | MedPAC Debates Expansion of Payments for Telehealth Services | HHS Asked to Act on Information Blocking

    Editorials

    Preconception Care Is Primary Care: A Call to Action

    DANIEL J. FRAYNE

    Infant mortality is a key indicator for the health of a population. The United States currently ranks 26th in the world for infant mortality despite spending more than twice as much on health care.1 It lags behind economically similar countries, with little reduction in...

    Putting Prevention Into Practice

    Screening for Lipid Disorders in Children and Adolescents

    IRIS MABRY-HERNANDEZ, RYAN GOTTFREDSON

    A healthy 12-year-old boy presents for a school physical and well visit. His family history reveals that his maternal grandfather had a heart attack at 75 years of age and that his 52-year-old father has started taking a medication for elevated cholesterol levels. The patient...

    FPIN's Clinical Inquiries

    Rivaroxaban vs. Warfarin for Treatment of DVT and PE

    COREY LYON, SETH MATHERN, JESSICA DEVITT, KRISTEN DeSANTO

    Is rivaroxaban (Xarelto) as effective as vitamin K antagonists for the treatment of deep venous thrombosis (DVT) and pulmonary embolism (PE)?

    Curbside Consultation

    Social Media Use and Mood Disorders: When Is It Time to Unplug?

    KAITLYN WATSON, DAVID C. SLAWSON

    A 25-year-old woman presented to my clinic with some mood issues that she was experiencing. From the moment I greeted her, she was entirely engrossed in her smartphone, rarely taking her eyes off of it. I could see it was the Facebook app that was demanding all of her...

    STEPS

    Dulaglutide (Trulicity) for Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus

    EMMA PACE, JEFFREY TINGEN

    Dulaglutide (Trulicity) is one of six marketed glucagon-like peptide-1 (GLP-1) agonists for the treatment of type 2 diabetes mellitus. In addition to diet and exercise, it may be used alone or in combination with other diabetes medications. It lowers blood glucose levels by...

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    A Burning Red Rash

    SUET YIN CHOW

    A 43-year-old man presented with a painful rash on the chest and back. The rash started five days earlier on the left side of the chest and then spread to the left side of the back. The pain was burning in nature. He had no history of a similar rash. He had no exposure to...

    Practice Guidelines

    Influenza Vaccination Recommendations for 2017–2018: Updates from ACIP

    MARA LAMBERT

    Key Points for Practice

    POEMs

    Tranexamic Acid Decreased Death from Bleeding but Not All-Cause Mortality in Women with Postpartum Hemorrhage

    HENRY C. BARRY

    Newer Oral Hypoglycemics Do Not Increase or Decrease Mortality

    ALLEN F. SHAUGHNESSY

    Treatment of Subclinical Hypothyroidism Ineffective in Older Adults

    MARK H. EBELL

    U.S. Preventive Services Task Force

    Screening for Obesity in Children and Adolescents: Recommendation Statement

    The USPSTF recommends that clinicians screen for obesity in children and adolescents 6 years and older, and offer or refer them to comprehensive, intensive behavioral interventions to promote improvements in weight status (Table 1). B recommendation.

    Information from Your Family Doctor

    Chronic Rhinosinusitis: What You Need to Know

    Chronic rhinosinusitis happens when the lining of the sinuses swells because of inflammation. It is also called chronic sinusitis. Sometimes, the swelling is so severe that you get polyps (noncancerous growths) in your nose and sinuses. The sinuses are air-filled spaces in...



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