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    Functional Dyspepsia: Evaluation and Management

    Anne Mounsey, Amir Barzin, Ashley Rietz

    Symptoms of functional dyspepsia include postprandial fullness, early satiety, and epigastric pain or burning. Endoscopy should be performed in patients 60 years or older with dyspepsia symptoms. For patients younger than 60 years, a test and treat strategy for Helicobacter...

    Short-Term Systemic Corticosteroids: Appropriate Use in Primary Care

    Evan L. Dvorin, Mark H. Ebell

    Short-term systemic corticosteroids are frequently prescribed for adults by primary care physicians. Short courses of steroids are associated with adverse effects, including hyperglycemia, elevated blood pressure, mood disturbance, sepsis, and fracture. There is evidence...

    Muscle Weakness in Adults: Evaluation and Differential Diagnosis

    Scott T. Larson, Jason Wilbur

    Muscle weakness can be challenging to evaluate in primary care practice. Physicians must distinguish true muscle weakness from subjective fatigue or pain-related motor impairment. The differential diagnosis of muscle weakness is extensive, including neurologic, rheumatologic,...

    AFP Clinical Answers

    Depression After ACS, Amenorrhea, Physical Activity, Heart Failure, Erythema Multiforme

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


    America Needs More Family Doctors: 25×2030 Collaborative Aims to Get More Medical Students into Family Medicine

    Jacob Prunuske

    The United States faces a shortage of primary care physicians due to population growth and aging, physician retirement, and changing physician work patterns.1 Although an increased supply of primary care physicians is associated with decreased mortality,2 only 13% of U.S....

    U.S. Preventive Services Task Force

    Screening for Hepatitis B Virus Infection in Pregnant Women: Recommendation Statement

    The USPSTF recommends screening for hepatitis B virus (HBV) infection in pregnant women at their first prenatal visit.

    Putting Prevention Into Practice

    Screening for Hepatitis B Virus in Pregnant Women

    Iris Mabry-Hernandez, Lily D. Yan

    This PPIP quiz is based on the recommendations of the USPSTF.

    Photo Quiz

    Acute Heart Failure in a 39-Year-Old Man

    Drew Ashby, Franklin Niblock, Kenneth Herring, Logan Mims

    Acute Heart Failure in a 39-Year-Old Man

    FPIN's Help Desk Answers

    Pain Medications Before IUD Placement

    Kyaw Naing, Sonal Shah

    Topical lidocaine preparations including gels, creams, and sprays may modestly decrease pain with tenaculum placement but not during IUD insertion.


    Revefenacin (Yupelri) for the Treatment of Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease

    Joanne Wilkinson, Ronald Tutalo

    Revefenacin is a once-daily nebulized alternative to metered dose long-acting muscarinic antagonists for patients with moderate to severe COPD. Given its expense, complicated administration process, and lack of evidence that it improves key patient-oriented outcomes, its use...

    Practice Guidelines

    Management of Atrial Fibrillation: Updated Guidance from the AHA, ACC, and HRS

    Lisa Croke

    This guideline on atrial fibrillation (AF) management from the American Heart Association (AHA), American College of Cardiology (ACC), and Heart Rhythm Society (HRS) is an update of the 2014 version and is based on new evidence from clinical trials and the U.S. Food and Drug...

    Letters to the Editor

    Identify Patients Likely to Benefit from Lung Cancer Screening

    Abbie Begnaud, Joseph Leishman, Tanner J. Caverly

    Reply: Andy Lazris, Alan R. Roth

    Lung Cancer Screening Effective for Reducing Cancer Deaths

    Rachel K. Lim, Andrea Borondy Kitts, Alain Tremblay

    Reply: Andy Lazris, Alan R. Roth


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