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    Interventional Radiology: Indications and Best Practices

    Michael J. Arnold, Jonathan J. Keung, Brent McCarragher

    Interventional radiology employs image guidance to perform diagnostic and treatment procedures. Interventional radiology techniques are effective, lower-risk alternatives to surgery for central venous catheter and port placement; for managing many sources of hemorrhage; and...

    Clinically Relevant Drug-Drug Interactions in Primary Care

    Mary Carpenter, Holly Berry, Allen L. Pelletier

    Drug-drug interactions are common, and the identification of these interactions is essential to patient safety. Strategies for reducing the interactions include minimizing the number of drugs prescribed, regularly evaluating drug therapy, consideration of nonpharmacologic...

    Top 20 Research Studies of 2018 for Primary Care Physicians

    Roland Grad, Mark H. Ebell

    The annual installment of this series summarizes the top studies of 2018. These studies were summarized as POEMs (patient-oriented evidence that matters) and were highly rated by Canadian Medical Association members for their clinical relevance and expected health benefits to...


    AFP 2019: New Fellow, New Features, Top 20 Articles, and AFP Statistics

    Sumi Sexton

    After having one year as editor-in-chief under my belt, I can say it has been an exciting challenge and a year of professional and personal growth. The purpose of this editorial is to welcome the first Jay Siwek medical editing fellow, share new journal features, highlight...

    AFP Clinical Answers

    Vaginitis, Coronary Artery Disease, Hypertension in Children, COPD, Alzheimer Disease

    What are key tips on diagnosing and treating vaginitis? | What medical therapy is indicated for stable coronary artery disease? | How should hypertension be screened and managed in children and adolescents? | Do written action plans for self-management of COPD reduce the...

    Cochrane for Clinicians

    Saline Irrigation for Allergic Rhinitis

    Karl T. Clebak, Julianna Naccarato, Timothy D. Riley

    Is nasal saline irrigation an effective treatment for allergic rhinitis?

    Aromatase Inhibitors Such as Letrozole (Femara) vs. Clomiphene (Clomid) for Subfertile Women with PCOS

    Nicholas LeFevre

    Compared with clomiphene (Clomid), are aromatase inhibitors such as letrozole (Femara) effective treatments for subfertile women with polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) who are trying to conceive?

    Photo Quiz

    New-Onset Full-Body Rash Following Sore Throat in a Child

    Leah Johnson, Cara Drew, Erin Kastl

    A five-year-old girl presented with a new-onset, full-body, pruritic rash. Treatment at home before presentation to the clinic included topical antibiotic cream with no improvement. The patient had a sore throat about one week before the rash appeared but was otherwise...

    Implementing AHRQ Effective Health Care Reviews

    Psychological and Pharmacologic Treatments for Adults with PTSD

    Aaron Saguil

    What are the benefits and harms of psychotherapies and pharmacologic agents for the treatment of adults with posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD)?

    Point-of-Care Guides

    Applying a Clinical Decision Rule for CAD in Primary Care to Select a Diagnostic Test and Interpret the Results

    Harold C. Sox, Marc Aerts, Jörg Haasenriter

    When a patient presents with chest pain, how should the primary care physician use the patient’s history to decide the next steps?

    FPIN's Help Desk Answers

    Risks of Elective Labor Induction vs. Expectant Management

    Dylan Tracy, Carissa van den Berk Clark

    Does elective labor induction at 39 weeks’ gestation increase maternal or fetal risks compared with expectant management?

    Practice Guidelines

    Cholesterol Management: ACC/AHA Updates Guideline

    Lindsey Hoover

    Key Points for Practice

    Medicine by the Numbers

    Denosumab for Reducing Risk of Fractures in Postmenopausal Women

    Peter Song, Shahriar Zehtabchi

    Study Population: Postmenopausal women with diagnosed osteoporosis


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