• Articles

    Stable Coronary Artery Disease: Treatment

    Michael M. Braun, William A. Stevens, Craig H. Barstow

    Coronary artery disease is considered stable if patients are asymptomatic or their symptoms are controlled by medications or revascularization. Treatment involves risk factor management, antiplatelet therapy, and antianginal medications. Tobacco cessation, exercise, and...

    Chronic Pancreatitis: Diagnosis and Treatment

    Kathleen Barry

    Clinical manifestations of chronic pancreatitis include disabling abdominal pain, steatorrhea, and diabetes mellitus. Computed tomography is the recommended initial imaging study. However, diagnosis is challenging, especially in the early stages of disease, and patients may...

    Evaluation of Suspected Dementia

    Nathan Falk, Ariel Cole, T. Jason Meredith

    The prevalence of dementia is likely to increase as the number of Americans older than 65 years is expected to double by 2060. Older age is the greatest risk factor for dementia. Other strong risk factors include family history of dementia; personal history of cardiovascular...

    AAFP News Now: AFP Edition

    AAFP News: AFP Edition

    Study: Underutilization of Team-Based Care Linked to Burnout in Primary Care Physicians | AAFP Joins Other Physician Groups in Demanding Action on Gun Violence | 2018 Osteopathic Match Again Shows Family Medicine on Top | Updated E/M Documentation Rules Aim to Support Primary...

    Editorials

    ACC/AHA Hypertension Guideline: What Is New? What Do We Do?

    Michael LeFevre

    Redefining a cutoff point above which the value of a physiologic measurement reflects a disease has huge implications.1 The recently released guideline from the American College of Cardiology (ACC) and American Heart Association (AHA) on the prevention, detection, evaluation,...

    STEPS

    Lesinurad (Zurampic) for Gout

    Phung C. On

    Lesinurad (Zurampic) is a uricosuric agent labeled for the treatment of hyperuricemia that is associated with gout. It should be used in patients who are already taking appropriate doses of a xanthine oxidase inhibitor such as allopurinol, but who have not yet reached target...

    Putting Prevention Into Practice

    Screening for Thyroid Cancer

    Elisabeth Kato, David W. Niebuhr

    A 45-year-old Korean American woman comes to your office for a wellness visit. She has a history of allergic rhinitis, and her family history is significant for diabetes mellitus in her father. She describes her health as good and has no concerns. Her coworker was recently...

    POEMs

    Minimal Effect of ERT on Sexual Function in Menopausal Women

    Allen F. Shaughnessy

    Ibuprofen and Morphine Provide Similar Post-op Pain Relief in Kids; Ibuprofen Has Fewer Harms

    Mark H. Ebell

    High-Sensitivity Troponin I of Less Than 5 ng per L Has Negative Predictive Value of 99.9% for Cardiac Death at One Year

    David Slawson

    Photo Quiz

    Recurrent Oral Ulcers in a Refugee

    Sahil Mullick, Yow-Jeng Franny Pan, Anand Desai, Sonal Singh, Essien Ekong

    A 41-year-old refugee from Africa presented with seven months of recurrent painful oral ulcers. The ulcers were present prior to his arrival in the United States. The ulcers initially responded to oral corticosteroids but recurred one month after treatment. Associated...

    Practice Guidelines

    High Blood Pressure: ACC/AHA Releases Updated Guideline

    Carrie Armstrong

    Key Points for Practice

    U.S. Preventive Services Task Force

    Screening for Thyroid Cancer: Recommendation Statement

    The USPSTF recommends against screening for thyroid cancer in asymptomatic adults (Table 1). D recommendation.

    FPIN's Help Desk Answers

    Probiotics for Symptoms of Depression and Anxiety

    Erin Westfall, Dana Brandenburg

    Are probiotics effective for the treatment of symptoms of depression and anxiety?



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