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    Screening and Counseling Adolescents and Young Adults: A Framework for Comprehensive Care

    David A. Klein, Scott L. Paradise, Corinne A. Landis

    Healthy development in adolescents occurs when risk factors are limited and when protective factors are fostered; this is encouraged when adolescents feel valued, feel empowered, and form healthy social connections. Threats typically result from experimentation and...

    Chronic Wounds: Evaluation and Management

    Steven Bowers, Eginia Franco

    Chronic wounds do not progress through a normal, orderly, and timely sequence of repair. They are common and are often incorrectly treated. Common lower extremity wounds include arterial, diabetic, pressure, and venous ulcers. Physical examination alone can often guide the...

    Clostridioides difficile Infection: Update on Management

    Anne Mounsey, Kelly Lacy Smith, Vinay C. Reddy, Sarah Nickolich

    Clostridioides difficile (formerly called Clostridium difficile) is the most commonly reported nosocomial pathogen in the United States. Risk factors for C. difficile infection include recent exposure to health care facilities or antibiotics, especially clindamycin. C....


    Shared Decision-Making for Administering PCV13 in Older Adults

    Amit A. Shah, Mark R. Wallace, Heather Fields

    In June 2019, the Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices approved a change from its age-based 13-valent pneumococcal conjugate vaccine recommendations to a shared clinical decision-making process.

    AFP Clinical Answers

    H. pylori, Heart Failure, Acupuncture, Injections for Tendinopathy, Hirsutism

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

    Cochrane for Clinicians

    OnabotulinumtoxinA for the Prevention of Chronic Migraine in Adults

    Margot Savoy

    Is onabotulinumtoxinA (Botox) safe and effective at reducing the frequency of chronic migraine headaches in adults?

    Accuracy of Dermoscopy vs. Visual Inspection for Diagnosing Melanoma in Adults

    Karl T. Clebak, Leesha Helm, Matthew Helm

    The addition of dermoscopy to in-person visual inspection of skin lesions increases specificity and sensitivity in the detection of melanoma. In-person evaluation with dermoscopy is more accurate than image-based assessment.

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    Painful Lower Extremity Ulcerations with Hyperpigmentation

    Erik A Kumetz, Nicholas F. Logemann, Shayna C. Rivard

    A 25-year-old woman presented with ulcerations of the lower extremities that developed one week earlier in the setting of hyperpigmentation over two to three years. She initially noticed multiple angular-shaped, erythematous nodules on the distal lower extremities that became...

    Implementing AHRQ Effective Health Care Reviews

    Adverse Events of Pharmacologic Treatments of Major Depression in Older Adults

    Elizabeth Salisbury-Afshar

    What are the adverse events of antidepressants prescribed to treat major depressive disorder in adults 65 years and older?

    FPIN's Clinical Inquiries

    Treatments for Postmenopausal Hypoactive Sexual Desire Disorder

    Erin McAdams, Zoë Cross, Clarivette Bosch, José E. Rodriguez, Joan Nashelsky

    Transdermal testosterone for the treatment of hypoactive sexual desire disorder in postmenopausal women results in an additional 0.92 sexually satisfying events per month, acne, and increased androgenic effects without major complications

    Practice Guidelines

    Breast Cancer Screening: ACP Releases Guidance Statements

    Lindsey Hoover

    The American College of Physicians reviewed guidelines from other organizations and developed four statements to provide advice to clinicians about breast cancer screening for women who are at average risk.

    Medicine by the Numbers

    Antibiotics for Exacerbations of Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease

    Kim Hagarty, Daniel Runde

    Prescription of antibiotics for the treatment of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) is controversial due to the variety of etiologies. This review examined the use of antibiotics to treat COPD in outpatient, inpatient, and ICU settings. Read more.


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