James MacDonald, Marie Schaefer, Justin Stumph
The preparticipation physical evaluation (PPE) is a common primary care medical visit for young athletes. In 2019, the American Academy of Pediatrics published updated PPE recommendations. The general goals outlined in these guidelines include determining general physical and...
Jocelyn S. Hu, Jordan K. Smith
An aircraft in flight is a physically constrained and resource-limited environment. If a health care volunteer is requested, medical professionals should consider if they are in an appropriate condition to render aid, and then identify themselves to cabin crew, perform a...
Jarrett Sell, Munima Nasir, Chloe Courchesne
Urethritis is classified as gonococcal or nongonococcal in origin. The most common cause is Chlamydia trachomatis infection, and the most common signs and symptoms include dysuria, mucopurulent urethral discharge, urethral discomfort, and erythema. Diagnostic criteria include...
Janelle Marra, A. Mei Yun Law, Elizabeth Conlon
Family physicians are in a unique position to care for transgender athletes, including providing preventive and gender-affirming care and addressing acute athletic injuries and chronic health concerns.1,2 Clinical considerations while caring for transgender patients become...
When is full pulmonary function testing recommended? | How effective are probiotics for augmenting antifungal treatment of vulvovaginal candidiasis? | Which patients should be offered medication to reduce the risk of breast cancer? | Are fasting lipid levels more predictive...
Are ketogenic diets safe and effective at reducing seizure frequency in patients with drug-resistant epilepsy?
Paul Seales, Sajeewane Seales, Garry Ho
Is exercise a safe and effective treatment for primary dysmenorrhea?
Igor Melnychuk, Vasili Katsadouros
A 69-year-old patient was referred to the wound care clinic from a rehabilitation facility for evaluation of gluteal skin ulcers. The patient had no fever or chills. The medical history included atrial fibrillation (without anticoagulation), uncontrolled type 2 diabetes...
Tyler J. Raymond, Kristen A. Tobin, Tyler S. Rogers
What are the effects of nonopioid drugs on pain, function, and quality of life in patients with specific types of chronic pain, and what are the adverse events related to these drugs?
Liza Straub, Anne Mounsey
The FM/a Test is a blood test used for the diagnosis of fibromyalgia. It is available for use in patients of any age who have at least four of the typical symptoms of fibromyalgia.1
Bryan Wu, Jon O. Neher, Sarah Safranek
Are positional therapies an effective method of treating obstructive sleep apnea (OSA)?
Anita Ravi, Jessica Gorelick, Harika Pal
A 35-year-old patient, J.P., presented to my office with difficulty sleeping and anxiety about job performance. J.P. is a lawyer who started a position six months ago to assist unaccompanied minors seeking asylum. The patient has been feeling more anxious recently and worries...
Michael J. Arnold
Key Points for Practice
Brit Long, Michael Gottlieb
Study Population: 241,138 patients younger than two years from 18 studies who received acetaminophen or ibuprofen for fever or pain
Urethritis (YOO-ree-THRI-tus) is an inflammation of the urethra, which is the tube that carries urine from the bladder to the penis, then out of the body (see drawing).
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