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    Basal Cell and Cutaneous Squamous Cell Carcinomas: Diagnosis and Treatment

    Jonathon M. Firnhaber

    Keratinocyte carcinoma is the most common skin cancer malignancy found in humans. It is comprised of basal cell carcinoma and cutaneous squamous cell carcinoma. Basal cell carcinomas can develop early in life, sporadically, and with certain genetic syndromes. Age is an...

    Management of Hypertriglyceridemia: Common Questions and Answers

    Robert C. Oh, Evan T. Trivette, Katie L. Westerfield

    Hypertriglyceridemia is associated with increased risk of cardiovascular disease, and severely elevated triglyceride levels increase the risk of pancreatitis. Common risk factors include obesity, metabolic syndrome, and type 2 diabetes mellitus. Management starts with...

    Anaphylaxis: Recognition and Management

    Matthew C. Pflipsen, Karla M. Vega Colon

    Common symptoms of anaphylaxis are urticaria, difficulty breathing, and mucosal swelling, and most anaphylactic reactions occur outside the hospital setting. Acute management of anaphylaxis involves removal of the trigger; early administration of intramuscular epinephrine;...

    Editorials

    Keratinocyte Carcinomas: Should We Screen for Them?

    Michael P. Pignone, Adewole S. Adamson

    Keratinocyte carcinoma, which includes basal cell and cutaneous squamous cell carcinomas, is common, and the incidence is increasing. According to the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, the estimated number of keratinocyte carcinomas diagnosed in the United States in...

    AFP Clinical Answers

    VTE, Antiplatelet Therapy, Treatment for Veterans, HIV Prophylaxis, Diabetes Mellitus Screening

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

    Lown Right Care

    Appropriate Use of Opioids for Chronic Pain

    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.

    U.S. Preventive Services Task Force

    Screening for Hepatitis C Virus Infection in Adolescents and Adults: Recommendation Statement

    The USPSTF recommends screening for hepatitis C virus infection in adults aged 18 to 79 years.

    Cochrane for Clinicians

    Screening for Hepatitis C Virus Infection in Adolescents and Adults

    Iris Mabry-Hernandez, Karen Li

    M.S. is a 20-year-old man who presents for a preemployment physical examination. He states that he is single, has two or three drinks per month on social occasions, does not smoke, is sexually active, and does not use illicit drugs.

    Photo Quiz

    Persistent Asymptomatic Rash

    Kyle P. Lammlein, Jillian E. Sylvester

    A soldier deployed to Afghanistan presented with an asymptomatic ulcerated lesion on the arm.

    Point-of-Care Guides

    Diverticulitis: Predicting Which Patients with Acute Abdominal Pain Have the Disease

    Aaron Saguil

    Is it possible to determine which patients with acute abdominal pain are likely to have diverticulitis and therefore do not require imaging?

    STEPS

    Lefamulin (Xenleta) for the Treatment of Community-Acquired Bacterial Pneumonia

    Todd M. Felix, Kelly Karpa

    Lefamulin may be considered for patients hospitalized with community-acquired bacterial pneumonia.

    POEMs

    Similar Long-Term Morbidity and Mortality with Human Insulin and Analogue Insulin

    David C. Slawson

    This study found no difference in long-term patient-oriented outcomes between human and analogue insulins in adults with type 2 diabetes.

    Denosumab No Better than Bisphosphonates for Preventing Fracture, and the Cost Is Much Higher

    Mark H. Ebell

    This meta-analysis found no evidence that the monoclonal antibody denosumab reduces the risk of fracture more than bisphosphonates.

    ACR Guideline for Managing Patients with Degenerative Joint Disease of the Hand, Knee, and Hip

    Henry C. Barry

    This meta-analysis found no evidence that the monoclonal antibody denosumab reduces the risk of fracture more than bisphosphonates.

    Fecal Microbiota Transplant Effective for Irritable Bowel Syndrome

    Mark H. Ebell

    This is the largest and best study to date of fecal microbiota transplant for irritable bowel syndrome —with impressive results.

    Practice Guidelines

    Chronic Kidney Disease: Evaluation and Treatment Guidelines from the VA/DoD

    Michael J. Arnold, Andrew Buelt

    The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs and Department of Defense have updated recommendations for evaluation and treatment of chronic kidney disease.

    Letters to the Editor

    Case Report: Multisystem Inflammatory Syndrome in a Child Presenting with Rash and Fever

    My Dung Ha, Ashwini Kamath Mulki

    Letters to the Editor from AFP reader regarding a case report of multisystem inflammatory syndrome in a child presenting with rash and fever.

    COVID-19's Impact on Health Disparities

    Bryan P. Grove, Carmela Ver, Sveta Mohanan

    Case Report: Multiple Myiasis from Dermatobia hominis After Travel to Costa Rica

    Shara Chopra, David L. Shupp

    Case Report: Handwashing-Induced Dermatitis During the COVID-19 Pandemic

    Katie A. O'Connell, Clinton W. Enos, Edward Prodanovic

    Letters to the Editor from AFP reader regarding a case report of dermatitis during the COVID-19 pandemic.



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