• Articles

    Plantar Fasciitis

    Thomas Trojian, Alicia K. Tucker

    Plantar fasciitis is common in runners but can also affect sedentary people. Risk factors include limited ankle dorsiflexion, increased body mass index, and standing for prolonged periods of time. Symptoms are stabbing, nonradiating pain first thing in the morning in the...

    Diabetic Kidney Disease: Diagnosis, Treatment, and Prevention

    Kathryn McGrath, Rina Edi

    Globally, approximately 80 million individuals have diabetic kidney disease (DKD). It is associated with higher cardiovascular and all-cause morbidity and mortality. Screening is best done with annual spot urine albumin/creatinine ratio testing and is confirmed by repeated...

    Bartholin Duct Cyst and Gland Abscess: Office Management

    Folashade Omole, Riba C. Kelsey, Kiwita Phillips, Kirstie Cunningham

    Blockage of the Bartholin ducts can result in enlargement of the gland and subsequent development of cysts or abscesses. Two percent of women will develop a cyst or an abscess in their lifetime, and physicians should be familiar with the range of treatment options. Bartholin...

    Editorials

    Identification of and Treatment for Unhealthy Alcohol Use in Primary Care Settings

    Elizabeth Salisbury-Afshar, Michael Fleming

    We have identified the ways in which family physicians can implement the USPSTF screening recommendation for unhealthy alcohol use and then intervene when a patient has a positive screen.

    AFP Clinical Answers

    Coronary Syndrome, HPV Vaccination, Acute Sore Throat, Food Allergies, Breastfeeding

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

    Lown Right Care

    Lung Cancer Screening: Pros and Cons

    Andy Lazris, Alan R. Roth

    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.

    Graham Center Policy One-Pagers

    Ensuring Primary Care Access in States with an Aging Family Physician Workforce

    Elizabeth Wilkinson, Emma Bazemore, Yalda Jabbarpour

    In many states, at least 40% of family physicians are older than 55. Therefore, policymakers should support broad training models that produce enough primary care physicians to meet state population needs.

    Point-of-Care Guides

    Community-Acquired Pneumonia: Determining Safe Treatment in the Outpatient Setting

    Mark H. Ebell

    When is it safe to treat a patient with community-acquired pneumonia a an outpatient?

    Putting Prevention Into Practice

    Screening and Behavioral Counseling Intervention to Reduce Unhealthy Alcohol Use in Adolescents and Adults

    Iris Mabry-Hernandez, Nicholas Scoulios

    A 20-year-old male with a history of exercise-induced asthma presents to your office for his yearly physical. He is a student at the local university and is on the university fencing team. When asked about his classwork, he expresses that college is going okay but can be...

    Photo Quiz

    Painful Vesicular Eruption on the Index Finger of a Butcher

    Meredith Schade, Randy Hauck

    A man who worked as a butcher presented with erythema, swelling, and painful lesions on his index finger that did not resolve with antibiotics. Plain radiography did not show bony abnormalities.

    STEPS

    Erenumab (Aimovig) for Migraine Prophylaxis in Adults

    Alex M. Shreiber

    Erenumab is a safe option for migraine prophylaxis in adults. However, it is expensive and should be reserved for patients who have experienced intolerable adverse effects while taking oral migraine prophylaxis medication or who have poor adherence to daily preventive treatment.

    FPIN's Clinical Inquiries

    H. pylori Screening Before Initiation of Long-term NSAIDs

    Malissa Talbert, Elizabeth Close, Alexandria Cooke, William Garrett, Joan Nashelsky

    Should clinicians perform laboratory screening for and eradicate Helicobacter pylori in patients before initiating long-term therapy with nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) to reduce the risk of peptic ulcer disease?

    Practice Guidelines

    Depression After ACS Events: AAFP Releases Updated Guidelines

    Amber Randel

    The American Academy of Family Physicians has released a guideline focusing on depression in adults within three months of an ACS event (unstable angina or myocardial infarction). The guideline is based on a systematic review of randomized controlled trials and observational...

    Depression Following Acute Coronary Syndrome Events: Screening and Treatment Guidelines from the AAFP

    Jennifer Frost, Robert L. Rich, Jr., Craig W. Robbins, James J. Stevermer, Robert T. Chow, Katherine K. Leon, Melanie D. Bird

    Purpose: To review the evidence and provide clinical recommendations for the screening and treatment of depression in patients who have had a recent acute coronary syndrome event.

    Depression Following Acute Coronary Syndrome Events: Screening and Treatment Guidelines from the AAFP

    Jennifer Frost, Robert L. Rich, Jr., Craig W. Robbins, James J. Stevermer, Robert T. Chow, Katherine K. Leon, Melanie D. Bird

    Purpose: To review the evidence and provide clinical recommendations for the screening and treatment of depression in patients who have had a recent acute coronary syndrome event.

    U.S. Preventive Services Task Force

    Screening and Behavioral Counseling Interventions to Reduce Unhealthy Alcohol Use in Adolescents and Adults: Recommendation Statement

    The USPSTF recommends screening for unhealthy alcohol use in primary care settings in adults 18 years or older, including pregnant women, and providing persons engaged in risky or hazardous drinking with brief behavioral counseling interventions to reduce unhealthy alcohol...

    Letters to the Editor

    Well-Child Visits Provide Physicians Opportunity to Deliver Interconception Care to Mothers

    Use of More Specific Terminology May Assist in Better Diagnosis of Abdominal Wall Injuries

    Information from Your Family Doctor

    Plantar Fasciitis

    The plantar fascia (PLAN-tar FASH-ee-ah) is a band of tough fiber on the bottom of your foot (see drawing). It runs from your toes to your heel and forms the arch of your foot. Plantar fasciitis (fashee-EYE-tis) happens when this tissue is injured. This makes your heel hurt...

    Corrections

    Corrections

    Anatomy clarification. The article “Renal Cell Carcinoma: Diagnosis and Management” (February 1, 2019, p. 179) incorrectly identified the right testicular venous system as draining to the right renal vein rather than the inferior vena cava in the third sentence of the ...

    Corrections

    Incorrect amount listed in table. The article “Gastroenteritis in Children” (February 1, 2019, p. 159) contained an error in the last column of row two of Table 4 (page 162). The table incorrectly identified the amount of oral rehydration solution (ORS) to give in the first...



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