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    Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome

    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...

    Neuropsychological Evaluations in Adults

    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...

    Primary Care for Persons Who Inject Drugs

    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...


    Fitness-Related Cardiac Arrhythmias

    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.

    AFP Clinical Answers

    Animal Bites, Fall Risk, Croup, Scoliosis, Recurrent VTE, Postpartum Perineal Pain

    Key clinical questions and their evidence-based answers directly from the journal’s content, written by and for family physicians.


    Prasterone (Intrarosa) for Dyspareunia

    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...

    Putting Prevention Into Practice

    Risk Assessment for Cardiovascular Disease with Nontraditional Risk Factors

    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.

    Photo Quiz

    White Lesions on the Hands and Lower Extremities

    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.

    FPIN's Clinical Inquiries

    Intravenous Magnesium Sulfate for Acute Asthma Exacerbations

    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.

    Practice Guidelines

    Colorectal Cancer Screening: ACS Updates Guideline for Adults with Average Risk

    Lisa Croke

    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.

    U.S. Preventive Services Task Force

    Risk Assessment for Cardiovascular Disease with Nontraditional Risk Factors: Recommendation Statement

    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

    Top 20 POEMs Should Provide Better Context of Study Quality and Scope

    Raj Mehta, Shawn Jaikaran

    Reply: Mark Ebell, Roland Grad

    Broadening the Female Athlete Triad: Relative Energy Deficiency in Sport

    Brian Merrigan, Jeffrey Leggit

    Reply: Rachel Chamberlain

    Case Report: Gonorrhea as a Cause of Exudative Tonsillitis

    Kenneth Herring, Alison Shmerling

    Letters to the Editor from AFP reader regarding a case report of gonorrhea as a cause of exudative tonsillitis.

    Information from Your Family Doctor

    Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome

    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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