Dustin K. Smith, Robert P. Lennon, Peter B. Carlsgaard
Most adults with primary hypertension will eventually require at least two antihypertensive agents, either initially as combination therapy or as add-on therapy if monotherapy and lifestyle modifications do not achieve adequate blood pressure control. Four main classes of...
Michelle A. Roett
Genital ulcers are infectious or noninfectious and are located on the vagina, penis, and anorectal or perineal areas. Herpes simplex virus is the most common cause for genital ulcers in the United States; diagnosis for the virus is made through physical examination and...
Robert C. Langan, Andrew J. Goodbred
Spirometry may be used to monitor progression of lung disease and response to therapy. High-quality, office-based spirometry can be as useful and reliable as testing performed in a pulmonary function laboratory. A stepwise approach to spirometry should be used, including...
It is important that primary care physicians have the ability and resources to identify women eligible for genetic counseling and testing for breast cancer.
Key clinical questions and their evidence-based answers directly from the journal's content, written by and for family physicians.
Esketamine is an in-office treatment for patients with a severe major depressive disorder to be used in addition to oral antidepressant therapy.
A collaboration between AFP and the Lown Institute promotes a vision of delivering health care that is based on the evidence, balanced in its approach, and focused on the patient.
Tina Fan, Adeola Fakolade
E.F., a 40-year-old woman, comes to your office for a routine gynecologic visit. She is not taking any medications and is generally healthy. She is sexually active, and her last menstrual period started 10 days ago.
Matthew Hawks, Megan Cook
A 10-year-old girl presented with a lesion on her eye that appeared one month prior. The lesion was not painful, and she had no changes in her vision. Her medical history was unremarkable, including no eye trauma or injury. She had no history of contact lens use.
Key Points for Practice
The USPSTF recommends that clinicians offer to prescribe risk-reducing medications, such as tamoxifen, raloxifene, or aromatase inhibitors, to women who are at increased risk for breast cancer and at low risk for adverse medication effects.
They are sores found on the vagina or penis or in the surrounding areas. They are usually spread by vaginal, oral, or anal sexual contact. They can also be found in the anus or on the skin around it. Sometimes they hurt or leak fluid.
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