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    Telemedicine Management of Musculoskeletal Issues

    Nicole T. Yedlinsky, Rebecca L. Peebles

    Telemedicine has become a valuable tool during the coronavirus disease 2019 pandemic. Musculoskeletal issues are a common reason for primary care visits and can often be managed using telemedicine, especially if a standardized approach is used. This article discusses...

    Targeted Cancer Therapies

    Claire Elizabeth Powers Smith, Vinayak Prasad

    Targeted cancer therapies are chemotherapeutic agents that directly or indirectly attack a specific genetic biomarker found in a given cancer. Targeted oncology includes monoclonal antibodies, small molecule inhibitors, antibody-drug conjugates, and immunotherapy. Targeted...

    Sexual Assault of Women

    Narges Farahi, Morgan McEachern

    Sexual violence affects more than 40% of women in the United States during their lifetimes. Family physicians care for sexual assault survivors at the time of the assault and for years after, and care should follow a survivor-centered and trauma-informed framework. Health...

    Editorials

    Widening Disease Definitions: What Can Physicians Do?

    Jenny A. Doust, Julian Treadwell, Katy J.L. Bell

    Disease definitions are often broadened over time to include milder and earlier cases. A strong driver for such definitional changes is the belief that they will benefit patients by preventing more severe disease or future complications.

    AFP Clinical Answers

    C. difficile, Migraines, Gastrointestinal Bleeding, Reducing Falls, Neurologic Conditions

    What diagnostic testing should be performed in patients suspected of having <i>Clostridioides difficile</i>? | Is onabotulinumtoxinA safe and effective at reducing the frequency of migraine headaches in adults? | Is early colonoscopy important in lower gastrointestinal...

    Cochrane for Clinicians

    Exercise vs. No Exercise for the Occurrence, Severity, and Duration of Acute Respiratory Tract Infections

    William E. Cayley, Jr.

    For adults, regular exercise may reduce the overall severity of acute respiratory tract infections and the number of days with symptoms, but there is no evidence that exercise reduces the overall occurrence or duration of these infections.

    Topical and Device-Based Treatment of Toenail Onychomycosis

    Jeanmarie B. Rey, Alexandra T. Osgood, Afsoon A. Anvari

    Topical antifungal drugs, including efinaconazole 10% solution (Jublia), tavaborole 5% solution (Kerydin), and ciclopirox 8% lacquer and hydrolacquer, are beneficial in treating mild to moderate toenail onychomycosis. Potential adverse effects are mild and include dermatitis...

    Diagnostic Tests

    QuantiFERON-TB Gold+ for the Diagnosis of Mycobacterium tuberculosis Infection

    Joseph R. Yancey, Valerie E. Melchert

    QuantiFERON-TB Gold+ is a blood test used for the diagnosis of infection with Mycobacterium tuberculosis complex organisms (M. tuberculosis, M. bovis, M. africanum). It is used as an alternative to tuberculin skin testing for latent tuberculosis (TB). QuantiFERON-TB Gold+ is...

    Photo Quiz

    Slow-Growing Thumb Nodule

    Megan Ferderber

    A patient presented with a small, firm nodule on the volar aspect of the interphalangeal joint of the left thumb.

    FPIN's Clinical Inquiries

    Screening for Cervical Intraepithelial Neoplasia with Patient-Collected HPV Samples

    Garima Ajmani, Gary Kelsberg, Sarah Safranek

    How useful are patient-collected human papillomavirus vaginal swabs as a screening test for cervical intraepithelial neoplasia?

    Implementing AHRQ Effective Health Care Reviews

    Brief Cognitive Testing in the Detection and Diagnosis of Clinical Alzheimer-Type Dementia

    Aaron Saguil, Emily Buck

    In adults with suspected cognitive impairment, what is the utility of brief cognitive testing in detecting clinical Alzheimer-type dementia and distinguishing it from mild cognitive impairment or normal cognition?

    Practice Guidelines

    Chronic Pelvic Pain in Women: ACOG Updates Recommendations

    Michael J. Arnold, Alexandra T. Osgood, Alexis Aust

    The American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists has new recommendations for managing chronic pelvic pain.

    Letters to the Editor

    Symphysiotomy for Shoulder Dystocia

    Letter to the Editor explaining the reasons why symphysiotomy may be lifesaving for the baby, the mother, or both.

    Information from Your Family Doctor

    Sexual Assault of Women

    It is when you are forced to have any type of sexual contact that you do not want or without your consent. Another word for sexual assault is rape. It can range from being touched to being forced into sex. You can be hurt or killed during a sexual assault. Many people get...



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