William D. Nettleton
The spectrum of asymptomatic, pre-symptomatic, and symptomatic SARS-CoV-2 transmission presents challenges for evaluating SARS-CoV-2 test performance for diagnostic or screening purposes and for interpreting test results. Molecular and antigen SARS-CoV-2 tests both have high...
Honor MacNaughton, Melissa Nothnagle, Jessica Early
Medication management of early pregnancy loss and medication abortion has become increasingly common. Medication abortion now accounts for 60% of all abortions completed before 10 weeks' gestation. Mifepristone and misoprostol are safe and effective for outpatient treatment...
Kenneth S. Yew, Kara A. Kamps-Schmitt, Robyn Borge
Hypermobile Ehlers-Danlos syndrome (EDS) and hypermobility spectrum disorders are the most common symptomatic joint hypermobility conditions. Hypermobile EDS is inherited in an autosomal dominant pattern, but it does not have a known genetic mutation; clinical features...
Michael J. Arnold, Patrick G. O'Malley, John R. Downs
In June 2020, the third iteration of the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs and Department of Defense guidelines on managing dyslipidemia was published. These recommendations create a simple, pragmatic, evidence-based approach that can be valuable to family physicians.
Kyle B. Jones, Annette Chavez
First-person accounts from the front lines of family medicine.
Key clinical questions and their evidence-based answers directly from the journal’s content, written by and for family physicians.
Iris Mabry-Hernandez, Nolan O'Dowd
This PPIP quiz is based on the recommendations of the USPSTF.
The USPSTF recommends screening for hepatitis B virus infection in adolescents and adults at increased risk for infection.
Andrea Silva, Thomas Wenstrup
Celiac plexus blocks can be used for pain associated with pancreatic cancer. They slightly reduce pain while decreasing opioid consumption, with fewer adverse effects compared with standard analgesic therapy.
Anitha E. Mathew, Josh Mugele
An 80-year-old patient presented to the emergency department with several days of increasing shortness of breath and abnormalities on a chest radiograph.
Oriahnn can decrease menstrual blood loss in premenopausal patients with uterine fibroids. Although it has been studied for only six months of use and may result in significant bone loss, it is labeled for up to two years of continuous therapy.
Michael J. Arnold, Andrew Buelt
The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs and Department of Defense have updated recommendations for evaluation and management of dyslipidemia to prevent cardiovascular disease.
Pascal J. de Caprariis, Ann DiMaio
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Blaine Stott, John C. Dang
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Hypermobility is when your joints are too flexible. Joints are areas of your body where two bones meet. Most joints bend, letting your body move. Some examples of joints are your shoulders, elbows, wrists, fingers, knees, ankles, and toes.
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