• Articles

    Amblyopia: Detection and Treatment

    John R. McConaghy, Rachael McGuirk

    Early recognition and treatment of amblyopia in children are important to prevent vision loss. All children three to five years of age should be screened at least once to detect amblyopia or its risk factors. Routine, age-appropriate red reflex testing, examination for signs...

    Influenza: Diagnosis and Treatment

    David Y. Gaitonde, Faith C. Moore, Mackenzie K. Morgan

    The hallmark of influenza infection is abrupt onset of fever, cough, chills or sweats, myalgias, and malaise. For most patients in the outpatient setting, the diagnosis is made clinically, and laboratory confirmation is not necessary. Laboratory testing may be useful in...

    Cirrhosis: Diagnosis and Management

    Andrew Smith, Katrina Baumgartner, Christopher Bositis

    Cirrhosis is the 12th leading cause of death in the United States, but only one in three people know they have it. New research shows that early cirrhosis may be reversible. Most patients remain asymptomatic until the onset of decompensation; evaluation should begin...

    Editorials

    The Case Against Coronary Artery Calcium Scoring for Cardiovascular Disease Risk Assessment

    John Mandrola, Andrew Foy

    Although coronary artery calcium testing may slightly improve future risk prediction, this theoretical benefit is outweighed by its potential harms.

    AFP Clinical Answers

    Peptic Ulcers, Blood Lead Levels in Children, Diabetic Kidney Disease, VTE, Endometrial Biopsy

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

    Lown Right Care

    Overuse of Statins in Older Adults

    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.

    Putting Prevention Into Practice

    Screening for Pancreatic Cancer

    Howard Tracer, Aliye Sanou

    A 71-year-old woman comes to your office for a regularly scheduled visit. She has type 2 diabetes mellitus and a 50-pack-year smoking history, and had non-ulcer dyspepsia two years ago. Her body mass index is 32 kg per m2, and her blood pressure is normal.

    Photo Quiz

    Rash on the Ankle

    John E. Snellings, Kyle J. Adams

    A man presented with a vesicular rash on his ankle in a serpentine-like pattern.

    STEPS

    Baloxavir Marboxil (Xofluza) for Influenza

    Deborah R. Erlich

    Single-dose baloxavir should be limited to ill patients who cannot tolerate or comply with a course of oseltamivir. For otherwise healthy adults with confirmed influenza or influenza-like illness, the high cost of baloxavir may not justify the one-day reduction in symptoms of...

    Point-of-Care Guides

    Diagnosing DVT in Nonpregnant Adults in the Primary Care Setting

    Natasha Pyzocha

    What is the best approach to the evaluation of nonpregnant adults with suspected first lower extremity deep venous thrombosis (DVT) in the outpatient primary care setting?

    Practice Guidelines

    Managing Chronic Hypertension in Pregnant Women: ACOG Releases Updated Practice Bulletin

    Lisa Croke

    The American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG) has released an updated practice bulletin to outline diagnosis, effects on pregnancy outcomes, and approaches for management based on new evidence.

    U.S. Preventive Services Task Force

    Screening for Pancreatic Cancer: Recommendation Statement

    The USPSTF recommends against screening for pancreatic cancer in asymptomatic adults.

    POEMs

    Platelet-Rich Plasma Is Equal to Saline for Patients with Patellar Tendinopathy

    Henry C. Barry

    In this study, platelet-rich plasma injections were no better than saline injections in improving pain or activity in patients with patellar tendinopathy. It did not matter whether the plasma was leukocyte rich or leukocyte poor.

    Augmentation of Antidepressant Treatment Offers Little Benefit

    Allen F. Shaughnessy

    The available evidence that treatment-resistant depression (depression that is unresponsive to two different treatments of adequate dose and length) responds well to augmentation treatment (i.e., adding psychotherapy, lithium, or aripiprazole [Abilify] to current treatment)...

    Baloxavir Reduces Symptom Duration Similar to Oseltamivir, Primarily Within 24 Hours of Symptom Onset

    Mark H. Ebell

    Baloxavir has similar efficacy to oseltamivir (Tamiflu) (33-hour reduction in duration of symptoms compared with placebo) and, like oseltamivir, is most effective when given within 24 hours of the onset of symptoms.

    One Month of Dual Antiplatelet Therapy Followed by Clopidogrel Alone Is Superior to 12 Months of Dual Antiplatelet Therapy After Percutaneous Coronary Intervention

    David C. Slawson

    This study found that one month of dual antiplatelet therapy (aspirin plus clopidogrel or prasugrel [Effient]) followed by clopidogrel monotherapy for up to five years is both noninferior and superior to 12 months of dual antiplatelet therapy followed by aspirin for up to...



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