David Y. Gaitonde, Alex Ericksen, Rachel C. Robbins
Patellofemoral pain syndrome, a common cause of knee pain in adolescents and adults younger than 60 years, can cause limitations in daily physical activity and ability to exercise if undiagnosed. The cardinal feature of patellofemoral pain syndrome is pain in or around the...
Ryan W. Schroeder, Phillip K. Martin, Anne Walling
More than 750,000 persons in the United States inject drugs, a number that is increasing sharply because of the opioid epidemic. Persons who inject drugs are at risk of skin and soft tissue, pulmonary, cardiac, neurologic, and other complications. Nonjudgmental inquiries...
Adam J. Visconti, Jarrett Sell, Aaron David Greenblatt
A neuropsychological consultation can help characterize cognitive deficits, clarify diagnoses, and develop optimal management plans for patients with cognitive issues. Family physicians should consider referring patients when there are questions about diagnostic decision...
Barry D. Weiss, Anne Walling
How many clinicians are aware that high levels of physical fitness predispose patients to cardiac rhythm abnormalities? Find out more.
Key clinical questions and their evidence-based answers directly from the journal’s content, written by and for family physicians.
Rebecca Hayes, Michele Birch
Prasterone (Intrarosa) is an intravaginal product used to treat moderate to severe dyspareunia due to vulvar and vaginal atrophy caused by menopause.1 The mechanism of action of intravaginal prasterone is not known, but it may involve local metabolism to estrogens and...
Justin Mills, Alisha Thomas
A 46-year-old Asian American woman with no significant medical history presents to your clinic for the first time for a pre-employment physical examination.
Alexander K.C. Leung, Benjamin Barankin
A 16-year-old girl presented with asymptomatic, white lesions on the hands and lower extremities. The lesions were first noted five years earlier and had slowly increased in size. There was no family history of a similar skin disorder or autoimmune disease.
Brian J. Stojak, Elise Halajian, Richard A. Guthmann, Joan Nashelsky
Patients presenting to the emergency department with an acute asthma exacerbation that has not responded to first-line therapy (bronchodilators and corticosteroids) can be treated effectively with intravenous magnesium sulfate.
To support early identification and treatment, the American Cancer Society (ACS) has updated its 2008 guidance on counseling and referring patients at average risk of colorectal cancer (CRC) based on new evidence regarding screening options and the ever-changing risk of CRC.
The USPSTF concludes that the current evidence is insufficient to assess the balance of benefits and harms of adding the ankle-brachial index (ABI), high-sensitivity C-reactive protein (hsCRP) level, or coronary artery calcium score to traditional risk assessment for...
Letters to the Editor from AFP reader regarding a case report of gonorrhea as a cause of exudative tonsillitis.
Patellofemoral (puh-TELL-oh-FEM-er-al) pain syndrome (or PFPS for short) is pain at the front of your knee. It may happen when the kneecap (or patella) moves differently than usual.
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