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    Care of the Military Veteran: Selected Health Issues

    Nicole T. Yedlinsky, Laurel A. Neff, Kevin M. Jordan

    Most military veterans receive care from primary care physicians, and physicians should be informed about the range of health concerns commonly found in the veteran population, particularly posttraumatic stress disorder, depression, and suicidality. Physicians should screen...

    Stuttering: Understanding and Treating a Common Disability

    Robert W. Sander, Charles A. Osborne

    Childhood-onset fluency disorder, the most common form of stuttering, is a neurologic disability. Although stuttering often resolves with time, 1% of people have persistent stuttering. In young children, speech therapy focuses on achieving fluency with the assistance of...

    Hidradenitis Suppurativa: Rapid Evidence Review

    Jennifer Wipperman, Dee Ann Bragg, Brandon Litzner

    Hidradenitis suppurativa is a chronic folliculitis affecting intertriginous areas. The condition can lead to widespread abscesses, sinus tracts, and scarring, impacting the patient's quality of life. Modifiable risk factors include cigarette smoking and obesity. Treatment...

    Editorials

    Military Health History: Resources for Use at the Point of Care

    Marjorie A. Bowman, Karen M. Sanders, John W. Sharpe

    Many clinicians outside of the VA or military are unaware of the importance of specific aspects of the military health history. The clinical expertise of health care professionals in the VA and military health systems can be leveraged to expand training opportunities.

    AFP Clinical Answers

    Breast Problems, Pelvic Pain, Allergic Rhinitis, Polypharmacy, Peripheral Artery Disease

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

    Diagnostic Tests

    Allopurinol Hypersensitivity Assay HLA-B*58:01 Genotyping

    Carl Bryce

    The allopurinol hypersensitivity assay, or HLA-B*58:01 test, is a blood test to detect the presence of a human leukocyte antigen B (HLA-B) genetic variant that increases the risk of life-threatening, severe cutaneous adverse reactions in patients taking allopurinol.

    Curbside Consultation

    Physician Burnout and Stress While Interacting with Patients

    Joseph DeVeau

    Physicians, especially family physicians, face multiple stressors in modern medicine that can lead to disillusionment and burnout, which occur when the reality of practicing medicine does not match physicians' previous naive expectations.

    Cochrane for Clinicians

    Renin-Angiotensin System Inhibitors vs. Other Antihypertensive Drug Classes for Hypertension

    Jeffrey C. Leggit

    RAS inhibitors, which include angiotensin receptor blockers, angiotensin-converting enzyme inhibitors, and renin inhibitors, should not be used as first-line agents.

    Oral H1 Antihistamines as Add-on Therapy to Topical Treatment for Eczema

    Katherine Cocker, Aaron Saguil

    Are oral H1 antihistamines effective add-on therapy to topical treatments for eczema?

    SORT

    SORT

    AFP uses the Strength-of-Recommendation Taxonomy (SORT),1 to label key recommendations in clinical review articles. In general, only key recommendations are given a Strength-of-Recommendation grade. Grades are assigned on the basis of the quality and consistency of available...

    Implementing AHRQ Effective Health Care Reviews

    The Effectiveness of Outpatient Telehealth Consultations

    Dean A. Seehusen, Anne Azrak

    Telehealth consultations improve clinical outcomes in the areas of wound care, psychiatry, and certain chronic conditions.

    Photo Quiz

    Foot Blisters in a 30-Pack-Year Smoker

    Michael Pesqueira, Jonathan Gruber, Jason Pesqueira

    A woman presented with blisters on the sole of her foot.

    Practice Guidelines

    Pilonidal Disease Management: Guidelines from the ASCRS

    Lisa Croke

    The American Society of Colon and Rectal Surgeons (ASCRS) has released a clinical practice guideline to provide physicians with diagnosis and treatment options of pilonidal disease.

    Medicine by the Numbers

    Ticagrelor Compared with Clopidogrel in Acute Coronary Syndrome and Stable Coronary Artery Disease

    Donald Doukas, Hannah Schimmer, Shahriar Zehtabchi

    Study Population: Patients with acute coronary syndrome (ACS) who underwent percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI)

    FPIN's Clinical Inquiries

    Aspirin for Colon Cancer Risk Prevention

    M. Shoaib Khan, Douglas J. Ivins, Frances K. Wen, Joan Nashelsky

    Daily low-dose aspirin can be offered to patients older than 50 years for colon cancer prevention.

    Letters to the Editor

    What Role Do Benzodiazepines Have in Treating Patients with Anxiety?

    Benefits of Preparticipation Evaluation Extend Beyond Cardiac Screening

    Information from Your Family Doctor

    Veterans: What to Expect When You Return from Deployment

    Returning from deployment is a time of expectation, excitement, and change. However, many military families find that the reunion can be more stressful than being apart. Many families go through an adjustment period that can last for weeks or even months. Knowing what to...

    Understanding and Treating Childhood-Onset Stuttering

    Speech is one of the hardest things that people learn. Most preschoolers have some trouble learning to speak normally (fluency). They may repeat entire groups of words or add extra sounds, like “um.” This is called disfluency. Most disfluencies are normal and will go away in...



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