Sabrina Silver, Christopher C. Ledford, Kendall J. Vogel, James J. Arnold
Peripheral nerves in the upper extremities are at risk of injury and entrapment because of their superficial nature and length. Injury can result from trauma, anatomic abnormalities, systemic disease, and entrapment. Most peripheral nerve injuries seen by family physicians...
In difficult-to-treat asthma, the disease is uncontrolled despite adherence to inhaled corticosteroid therapy in combination with a second controller, an oral corticosteroid is needed to achieve control, or it is uncontrolled despite oral corticosteroid therapy. Severe asthma...
Most patients can safely begin using hormonal contraception at any point during their menstrual cycle. A flexible, patient-centered approach to initiating contraception promotes health and enhances patients' reproductive autonomy. A recent Papanicolaou test is not necessary...
Beulette Y. Hooks
Diabetes mellitus is a complex and challenging disease requiring daily self-management decisions. I represented the American Academy of Family Physicians on the expert panel tasked with writing the Diabetes Self-Management Education and Support in Adults with Type 2 Diabetes:...
What are the adverse events of antidepressants in adults 65 years and older with major depressive disorder? | What urgent medical conditions can be diagnosed by point-of-care ultrasonography? | Which women are recommended for breast cancer susceptibility 1 and 2 (<i>BRCA 1/2<...
Elizabeth Salisbury-Afshar, Glenn Kauppila
Are Alcoholics Anonymous (AA) and similar 12-step facilitation programs as effective as other established treatments for helping people with alcohol problems achieve abstinence and/or reduce drinking intensity, alcohol-related consequences, and alcohol addiction severity?
Erik Butler, Anne Mounsey
Is magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) accurate in the early diagnosis of Alzheimer disease in patients with mild cognitive impairment (MCI)?
Ruchi M. Fitzgerald
A 34-year-old physician, H.M., is an established patient in my practice. H.M. presents for a follow-up visit after finishing inpatient treatment for opioid use disorder. Your patient shares that six weeks ago they were approached by their medical director to discuss concerns...
Michael Kim, Andrew Gaillardetz
A five-month-old child with a history of dry skin presented with a spreading rash that began two days earlier. The patient had one day of fever up to 103°F (39.4°C). The rash began on the patient's cheek and then spread over the trunk and extremities. The patient was feeding...
Brian Atkinson, Katherine Holland Walker, Sue Stigleman, Aaron Vaughan, Stephen Hulkower
In patients with plantar fasciitis refractory to conservative therapies, do platelet-rich plasma injections improve pain and function compared with corticosteroid injections?
Kiana Espinosa, Steven R. Brown
Serum lactate testing is increasingly being used to predict mortality in patients with sepsis.1 Elevated serum lactate levels are associated with increased mortality, and guidelines recommend using lactate measurement to guide management in these patients.2,3
Allen F. Shaughnessy
Henry C. Barry
Mark H. Ebell
Nita Shrikant Kulkarni
Key Points for Practice
Brit Long, Michael Gottlieb
TIA = transient ischemic attack.
Incorrect statistics. In the article, “Breast Cancer Screening: Common Questions and Answers,” (January 1, 2021, p. 33), the figure listed for breast cancer deaths per number of women screened with mammography should have been per 10,000 women rather than per 100,000 women in...
Incorrect Figure Legends. In the article, “Hip Pain in Adults: Evaluation and Differential Diagnosis,” (January 15, 2021, p. 81), the legend for Figure 3B incorrectly listed abducts instead of adducts. It should have read: “Flexion adduction internal rotation test. The...
Incorrect Unit of Measure. In the article, “Eating Disorders in Primary Care: Diagnosis and Management,” (January 1, 2021, p. 22), the second sentence of the Nutrition section (page 25) incorrectly added “per kg” to the number of daily required kcal for adolescent females and...
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