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    Interpreting SARS-CoV-2 Diagnostic Tests: Common Questions and Answers

    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...

    Mifepristone and Misoprostol for Early Pregnancy Loss and Medication Abortion

    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...

    Hypermobile Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome and Hypermobility Spectrum Disorders

    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...

    Editorials

    Key Recommendations on Managing Dyslipidemia for Cardiovascular Risk Reduction: Stopping Where the Evidence Does

    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.

    Diary of a Family Physician

    Diary of a Family Physician

    Kyle B. Jones, Annette Chavez

    First-person accounts from the front lines of family medicine.

    AFP Clinical Answers

    Upper Gastrointestinal Bleeding, Genital Ulcers, Bacteriuria, Megestrol, Atopic Dermatitis

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

    Putting Prevention Into Practice

    Screening for Hepatitis B Virus Infection in Adolescents and Adults

    Iris Mabry-Hernandez, Nolan O'Dowd

    A 15-year-old adolescent, J.M., presents for a well-child examination. J.M. was born in Central America before moving to the United States eight years ago with their family. J.M. reports that their older sibling, who lives at home, was diagnosed with hepatitis B virus...

    U.S. Preventive Services Task Force

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

    The USPSTF recommends screening for hepatitis B virus infection in adolescents and adults at increased risk for infection.

    FPIN's Help Desk Answers

    Nerve Blocks for Pancreatic Cancer Pain

    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.

    Photo Quiz

    Multifocal Pneumonia: Fever, Cough, and Dyspnea

    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.

    STEPS

    Elagolix, Estradiol, and Norethindrone Kit (Oriahnn) for the Management of Heavy Menstrual Bleeding Associated with Fibroids

    Jumana Antoun

    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.

    Practice Guidelines

    Dyslipidemia Management for Cardiovascular Disease Prevention: 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 management of dyslipidemia to prevent cardiovascular disease.

    Letters to the Editor

    NAFLD in Children and Adolescents

    Updated Statistics for Liver Biopsy Risk

    Information from Your Family Doctor

    Hypermobile Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome and Hypermobility Spectrum Disorders

    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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