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    Common Running Injuries: Evaluation and Management

    Michael J. Arnold, Aaron L. Moody

    About 80% of running injuries are due to overuse, and most involve the knee, hamstring, tibia, ankle, or plantar fascia. Common acute injuries include ankle sprains and hamstring strains. Exercise therapy is generally recommended for overuse injuries, whereas rest, ice,...

    Poststreptococcal Illness: Recognition and Management

    David L. Maness, Michael Martin, Gregg Mitchell

    Group A beta-hemolytic streptococcus can cause several postinfectious, nonsuppurative immune-mediated diseases. Rheumatic fever presents as a febrile illness characterized by arthritis, carditis or valvulitis, and neurologic and cutaneous disease, followed many years later by...

    Osteoarthritis: Rapid Evidence Review

    Mark H. Ebell

    Osteoarthritis should be suspected in patients with pain in the fingers, shoulders, hips, knees, or ankles, especially if they are older than 40 years. Radiography can confirm the diagnosis and may be helpful before surgical referral, but findings generally do not correlate...

    AAFP News Now: AFP Edition

    AAFP News: AFP Edition

    2018 Match Is New High for Family Medicine | Article: To Improve Patient Care, Free Physicians from Transactional Tasks | CDC's New Online Tool Lets Physicians Review Data on Disease Outbreaks | AAFP Urges Improvements to Patient Data Plan


    The Female Athlete Triad: Recommendations for Management

    Rachel Chamberlain

    Family physicians should be familiar with recommendations regarding the female athlete triad, because prevention and early intervention can significantly reduce morbidity from this disorder.

    Acknowledging and Thanking AFP's Peer Reviewers for 2017

    Sumi M. Sexton

    This year it is my pleasure to acknowledge the hard work of our peer reviewers in improving American Family Physician's (AFP's) review articles. We recognize that these reviewers have volunteered their time and shared important expertise. Peer review continues to be an...

    FPIN's Clinical Inquiries

    Antibiotic Prophylaxis for COPD Exacerbations

    Corey Lyon, Henry Colangelo, Kristen DeSanto

    Prophylactic antibiotics may be used to reduce the overall rate of COPD exacerbations and delay their onset. However, the appropriate antibiotic regimen and target population are unclear.


    Edoxaban (Savaysa) for the Prevention of Thromboembolic Events

    Alvin B. Oung

    Edoxaban is an alternative to warfarin and other oral anticoagulants for the prevention of stroke in patients with nonvalvular atrial fibrillation and for the treatment of deep venous thrombosis and pulmonary embolism.

    Photo Quiz

    Geometric Rash on the Leg

    Marjorie E. Montanez-Wiscovich, Norma J. Ogbonna

    A healthy 62-year-old woman presented with a pruritic rash on her ankle three days after applying a lidocaine patch.


    Routine Oxygen Supplementation After Acute Stroke Does Not Improve Functional Outcomes

    Nita Shrikant Kulkarni

    For nonhypoxic patients with acute stroke, routine oxygen therapy for 72 hours, either continuously or at night only, does not improve functional outcomes at 90 days. Long-term outcomes were not assessed in this study, and the question remains whether 90 days is an adequate...

    Medicine by the Numbers

    Qvar for Treatment of Chronic Asthma

    Aditi Jayanth

    Learn the results of a Cochrane review which studied the effectiveness of Qvar in two sets of patients with chronic asthma: those receiving oral corticosteroids and those not receiving them.

    Putting Prevention Into Practice

    Hormone Therapy for the Primary Prevention of Chronic Conditions in Postmenopausal Women

    Howard Tracer, Debra Lynne McKee

    D.M. is a 52-year-old woman who presents to your office for a well-woman visit. She has been menopausal since 50 years of age and has no significant medical or surgical history. She is up to date on her recommended screenings, with normal mammography and colonoscopy results,...

    Practice Guidelines

    Screening and Management of High BP in Children and Adolescents: An Updated Guideline from the AAP

    Lisa Hauk

    The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) previously published guidance on screening for and managing high blood pressure (BP) in children and adolescents in 2004. An updated guideline was released by the AAP to address increased interest in childhood hypertension (HTN) and an...

    U.S. Preventive Services Task Force

    Hormone Therapy for the Primary Prevention of Chronic Conditions in Postmenopausal Women: Recommendation Statement

    The USPSTF recommends against the use of combined estrogen and progestin for the primary prevention of chronic conditions in postmenopausal women and the use of estrogen alone for the primary prevention of chronic conditions in postmenopausal women who have had a hysterectomy.

    Letters to the Editor

    Clarification for Apixaban Dosing in Patients with Impaired Renal Function

    Treatment of Venous Thromboembolism in Patients Who Are Morbidly Obese


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