Marc A. Childress, Samantha Jayne Stuek
The broad differential diagnosis for neck pain requires an efficient but global assessment. Emphasis is typically placed on red flags that can assist in the early recognition and treatment of more concerning diagnoses, such as traumatic injuries, infection, malignancy,...
James J. Arnold, Breanna L. Gawrys
Continuous electronic fetal monitoring was developed to screen for signs of hypoxic-ischemic encephalopathy, cerebral palsy, and impending fetal death during labor; it is appropriately used in high-risk labor. When used during low-risk labor, structured intermittent...
Joel Herness, Amelia Buttolph, Noa C. Hammer
Acute pyelonephritis is a bacterial infection of the kidney and renal pelvis and should be suspected in patients with flank pain and pyuria. Urine culture should direct antibiotic therapy. Outpatient management is appropriate for uncomplicated cases; extended emergency...
Michael S. Burke
There is a need for more enthusiastic community family physician mentors to improve the shortage of medical students going into primary care and to reach the goal of 25% of students choosing family medicine by 2030.
Key clinical questions and their evidence-based answers directly from the journal’s content, written by and for family physicians.
Dean A. Seehusen, Mark Schwade
Fetal fibronectin testing is a common clinical test, performed via cervicovaginal secretion swab after 22 weeks of pregnancy, and is used to identify women at increased risk for preterm delivery. Learn more about the benefits and harms of fetal fibronectin testing in...
Anne Mounsey, Rita M. Lahlou
NSAIDs are effective for reducing heavy menstrual bleeding in premenopausal patients with menorrhagia when compared with placebo.
Elizabeth Salisbury-Afshar, Ruchi M. Fitzgerald
Automated text messaging interventions are more effective than minimal smoking cessation support (absolute risk reduction [ARR] = 3%; 95% CI, 1% to 5%).
H.U. Rehman, Sarah Lohrenz
A 45-year-old woman with a 10-year history of primary adrenal insufficiency was admitted to the hospital for treatment of pyelonephritis caused by Escherichia coli infection, for which she was given intravenous antibiotics and fluids.
Susan E. Hansen, Neilson M. Mathews, Susan S. Mathieu, Veronica M. Brohm, Beth Auten
Electroacupuncture can be used to improve pain and physical function in adults with knee osteoarthritis.
Henry C. Barry
The rates of diarrhea and rashes associated with the treatment of children with acute otitis media vary depending on each specific antibiotic and its dosing. The rates of diarrhea and generalized rash were highest with amoxicillin/clavulanate (Augmentin) and high-dose...
Michael J. Arnold
The American Society of Clinical Oncology has updated recommendations for the prevention and treatment of venous thromboembolism (VTE) in patients with cancer.
Letters to the Editor from AFP readers regarding previously published articles.
Fetal monitoring is a way for your doctor to know how your baby is doing during labor. The doctor and nurse use special equipment to listen to your baby's heartbeat and your contractions. There are two options: continuous electronic fetal monitoring or structured intermittent...
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