Jason Wilbur, Jessica Rockafellow, Brian Shian
An increasing percentage of patients treated in the intensive care unit (ICU) survive to hospital discharge. Because these patients require follow-up in the outpatient setting, family physicians should be prepared to provide ongoing care and screening for common post-ICU...
D. Ashley Hill, Chantel A. Taylor
Dyspareunia is recurrent or persistent pain with sexual intercourse that causes distress, affecting approximately 10% to 20% of U.S. women. Dyspareunia may be superficial or deep. Women with sexual pain are at increased risk of sexual dysfunction, relationship distress,...
Stephen A. Wilson, Leah A. Stem, Richard D. Bruehlman
Clinical hypothyroidism is present in one in 300 people in the United States, with a higher prevalence in female and older patients. Symptoms range from minimal to life-threatening. More common symptoms include cold intolerance, fatigue, weight gain, dry skin, constipation,...
Alan R. Roth, Andy Lazris
How can avoiding unnecessary medical care during the COVID-19 pandemic benefit patients?
Key clinical questions and their evidence-based answers directly from the journal’s content, written by and for family physicians.
The USPSTF recommends against screening for asymptomatic carotid artery stenosis in the general adult population.
Justin Mills, Sonia Molchan
A 67-year-old man comes to your office for a regularly scheduled visit. He has type 2 diabetes mellitus and a 40-pack-year smoking history, but he quit smoking two years ago. He takes lisinopril and atorvastatin (Lipitor); his blood pressure today is normal.
Joel Amidon, Brynlynn Pitt, Megan David
A patient presented who had recurrent pancreatitis presented with new onset of abdominal pain, nausea, and vomiting.
Joshua Steinberg, Sarah E. Lynch
Given its high cost, mediocre contraceptive protection, and rate of adverse effects, Phexxi may be preferred only by people desiring to avoid hormonal contraception who wish to use on-demand contraception that they control, or for whom other contraceptive options are not...
Henry C. Barry
High-quality trials show that low-dose CT screening decreased lung cancer mortality in smokers.
Allen F. Shaughnessy
What effect do sodium-glucose cotransporter-2 (SGLT2) inhibitors have on mortality and cardiovascular and renal outcomes in patients with and without diabetes mellitus, heart failure, or kidney disease?
Henry C. Barry
The introduction of dietary allergens, including gluten, to exclusively breastfed infants at four months of age, compared with six months of age, delays the prevalence of celiac disease at three years of age.
Mark H. Ebell
Colchicine, 0.5 mg daily, significantly reduces the risk of myocardial infarction and ischemia-driven revascularization.
Michael J. Arnold
The Pediatric Pharmacy Association produced a list of key potentially inappropriate drugs in pediatrics, or the KIDs List, to guide physicians who treat children.
Incorrect Statistics. In the Lown Right Care, “Anticoagulation in Older Adults,” (June 15, 2020, p. 748), the second sentence of the Clinical Commentary section incorrectly stated that atrial fibrillation is more common in women rather than men. The sentence should have read:...
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