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    Management of Fever in Infants and Young Children

    Jennifer L. Hamilton, Susanna G. Evans, Munish Bakshi

    Febrile illness in children younger than 36 months is a concern with potentially serious consequences. Factors suggesting serious infection include poor arousability and increased respiratory effort. Urinary tract infections are the most common serious bacterial infections in...

    Acute Respiratory Distress Syndrome: Diagnosis and Management

    Aaron Saguil, Matthew V. Fargo

    Acute respiratory distress syndrome is noncardiogenic pulmonary edema that manifests as rapidly progressive dyspnea, tachypnea, and hypoxemia. Diagnostic criteria include onset within one week of a known insult or new or worsening respiratory symptoms, profound hypoxemia,...

    Foreign Bodies in the Skin: Evaluation and Management

    Jedda Rupert, James David Honeycutt, Michael Ryan Odom

    Long-term complications of retained foreign bodies include chronic pain and neurovascular impairment. Wound exploration and initial imaging with radiography or ultrasonography should be considered before foreign body removal. Although some foreign bodies may be left in place,...


    Welcoming AFP’s Patient Partners

    Kenneth W. Lin, Helen Haskell, John James, Sumi M. Sexton

    In this issue, the Lown Right Care: Reducing Overuse and Underuse department on the pros and cons of anticoagulation for stroke prevention includes a new section called the Patient Perspective.1 We would like to welcome Helen Haskell and John James in their new roles on...

    AFP Clinical Answers

    Bone Infections, Sinusitis, Antihypertensive Therapy and COVID-19, Toilet Training, Amenorrhea

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

    Lown Right Care

    Anticoagulation in Older Adults

    Alan R. Roth, Andy Lazris, Helen Haskell, John James

    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.

    Putting Prevention Into Practice

    Screening for Cognitive Impairment in Older Adults

    Howard Tracer, Laura Caton Gilstrap

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

    Photo Quiz

    Red Eye and Aching in the Extremities

    Nada Al-Hashimi, Sherly Abraham, Nazik Al-Hashimi

    A woman presented with redness and pain in her right eye that was achy and associated with watery discharge but no visual changes.

    Point-of-Care Guides

    Clinical Diagnosis of Acute Bacterial Rhinosinusitis

    Alan Barry, Tom Fahey

    Which patients with symptoms of acute rhinosinusitis have bacterial infection?


    Ozenoxacin (Xepi) for the Treatment of Impetigo

    Sarah Eudaley

    Ozenoxacin is an effective and safe topical quinolone treatment for bullous and nonbullous impetigo in patients as young as two months. However, it is expensive and some patients may have limited access because it is only available through a physician or hospital.

    Practice Guidelines

    Asthma: Updated Diagnosis and Management Recommendations from GINA

    The latest update to the Global Initiative for Asthma (GINA) guidelines includes significant changes to treatment recommendations, especially a recommendation against using a short-acting beta2 agonists such as albuterol as sole therapy.

    U.S. Preventive Services Task Force

    Screening for Cognitive Impairment in Older Adults: Recommendation Statement

    The USPSTF concludes that the current evidence is insufficient to assess the balance of benefits and harms of screening for cognitive impairment in older adults.

    Letters to the Editor

    Resources on Environmental Exposures for Military Veterans

    Eric Shuping, Aaron Schneiderman


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