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...
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...
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...
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.
Key clinical questions and their evidence-based answers directly from the journal's content, written by and for family physicians.
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.
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.
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.
Katherine Cocker, Aaron Saguil
Are oral H1 antihistamines effective add-on therapy to topical treatments for eczema?
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...
Dean A. Seehusen, Anne Azrak
Telehealth consultations improve clinical outcomes in the areas of wound care, psychiatry, and certain chronic conditions.
Michael Pesqueira, Jonathan Gruber, Jason Pesqueira
A woman presented with blisters on the sole of her foot.
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.
Donald Doukas, Hannah Schimmer, Shahriar Zehtabchi
Study Population: Patients with acute coronary syndrome (ACS) who underwent percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI)
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.
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...
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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