Jonathon M. Firnhaber, C.S. Powell
Lower extremity peripheral artery disease (PAD) affects 12% to 60% of Americans 60 years and older, with significant risk factors being hypertension, diabetes mellitus, chronic kidney disease, and smoking. A 10-fold increase of PAD occurs with the presence of three or more of...
Kimberly Zoberi, Jane Tucker
With declining breast cancer mortality rates, primary care physicians are treating more survivors. This care includes surveillance for cancer recurrence with history, physical examinations, and annual mammography. Breast cancer survivors often have sequelae from the disease...
Matthew Schefft, Alan R. Schroeder, Diane Liu, Daniel Nicklas, Justin Moher, Ricardo Quinonez
The Lown Institute's Right Care Alliance Children's Health Council identified five “do” recommendations and five “don't” recommendations that highlight underuse and overuse in children's health care. These 10 examples of underuse and overuse were identified with the intent of...
John Mandrola, Andrew Foy
Despite the lack of outcomes evidence, the rise of wearable ECG sensors will cause many individuals to seek care for misdiagnosed AF. The best intervention for patients with correct diagnoses remains unclear. Primary care physicians must use their skills in discussing...
Key clinical questions and their evidence-based answers directly from the journal’s content, written by and for family physicians.
Ann Lindsay, Ajay Sharma, Alan Glaseroff
A collaboration between AFP and the Lown Institute promotes a vision of delivering heath care that is based on the evidence, balanced in its approach, and focused on the patient.
Howard Tracer, Rebecca Welch
M.T. is a 67-year-old woman who presents to your office requesting electrocardiography (ECG). Her brother was recently diagnosed with atrial fibrillation after screening with ECG, and she is concerned that she may have the same condition.
Samantha J. Bartling, Shayna C. Rivard
A six-year-old boy presented with a painful ulcer on his tongue after receiving treatment at a dermatology clinic for foot lesions earlier in the day.
Lofexidine has been shown to be as effective as clonidine at controlling some of the symptoms of withdrawal from opioid use. It may have a small additional benefit for maintaining abstinence in patients switched to buprenorphine or methadone for long-term maintenance.
Antiretroviral therapy is the key to preventing and managing human immunodeficiency virus infection. Based on the availability of new medications and treatment options, the USA Panel of the International Antiviral Society has updated its 2016 recommendations.
The USPSTF concludes that the current evidence is insufficient to assess the balance of benefits and harms of screening for atrial fibrillation with electrocardiography.
Mark H. Ebell
The use of anticonvulsants like gabapentin (Neurontin) for painful conditions has increased greatly in recent years. This review finds good evidence that these drugs are not an effective treatment for low back pain with or without radiculopathy, and are associated with an...
Allen F. Shaughnessy
Drinking an additional 1.5 liters per day of water halved the recurrence of UTI in women with a history of at least three episodes per year.
Mark H. Ebell
Lorcaserin, 10 mg twice daily, helps some patients lose 10% or more of their body weight (number needed to treat [NNT] = 10) and appears to be safe in terms of cardiovascular events.
Henry C. Barry
In this study, patients with Barrett esophagus were less likely to die or develop esophageal cancer or high-grade dysplasia if they took high-dose esomeprazole (Nexium) alone or in combination with aspirin.
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