Elie Mulhem, Faiza Khondoker, Sanjiv Kandiah
The prevalence of constipation in children and adolescents is estimated to be as high as 30% worldwide. Functional constipation is the most common type in children and can usually be diagnosed with a comprehensive history and physical examination, which should exclude red...
Rajwinder S. Deu, Alexis M. Coslick, Geoffrey Dreher
This article reviews the diagnosis and treatment of posterior tibial, peroneal, and tibialis anterior tendinopathies.
Jeffrey Kim, Hobart Lee, Brian W. Huang
Lung cancer is the second most common cancer in men and women in the United States, and it remains the leading cause of cancer-related death in the United States and worldwide. The most common but nonspecific symptom of lung cancer is a cough.
Kate Rowland, Carl Earl Lambert, Jr.
The evaluation of a patient with a first seizure should focus on identifying underlying provoking factors such as brain injury, metabolic derangement, or certain medications. The decision to start anti-seizure medication is based on assessment of the patient's risk of seizure...
Jessica Dalby, Bradley P. Stoner
The 2021 Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) sexually transmitted infection (STI) guidelines provide updated recommendations. Family physicians can reduce STIs by taking a thorough sexual history, ordering screening tests and treatment based on the CDC guidelines...
Elizabeth A. Suniega, Lauren Krenek, Gabriel Stewart
Child abuse and maltreatment can include neglect and emotional, physical, and sexual abuse. Physicians should be aware of risk factors and signs of potential abuse and mindful of providing trauma-informed care. A comprehensive list of resources is provided in an online table.
Jorge Finke, Jie Chan
As the opioid epidemic continues, a movement advocating for medically supervised injection sites in U.S. cities is growing. Family physicians should be knowledgeable about their potential impacts.
Without national standards of credentialing based on competency, family physicians who provide obstetric care may struggle to obtain hospital privileges.
Reviews of AFP's content using key clinical questions and evidence-based answers.
Madhavi Singh, Kiyomi Goto, Jeffery Wisinski
In patients with chronic kidney disease (CKD), reducing dietary salt intake by approximately 4.2 g per day lowers mean systolic blood pressure by 6.9 mm Hg and diastolic blood pressure by 3.9 mm Hg compared with patients on a higher salt diet. In patients with CKD who do not...
Jeffrey C. Leggit, Alan L. Williams
Kinesiology taping for adults with rotator cuff disease has little to no benefit compared with sham taping or conservative (i.e., nonsurgical) therapy.
Ruben Salinas, Jr., Aaron Saguil
What are the benefits of physical activity in patients with multiple sclerosis (MS), cerebral palsy, and spinal cord injury who use or are at risk of using wheelchairs?
Emily Rose Bainwol, Brianna Grinnell, Anh-Chi Do, Jon O. Neher, Sarah Safranek
Routine use of ultrasonography before a first-trimester abortion is not necessary. In patients seeking medical or surgical abortion in the first trimester, date of the last menstrual period (LMP) alone can appropriately determine gestational age for treatment (before 63 to 90...
Sarah M. Balloga, Jennifer G. Chang
MyProstateScore (MPS; also referred to as Michigan Prostate Score) is a promising tool for the detection of clinically significant prostate cancer and has been validated for determining the necessity of a prostate biopsy in select individuals. It has not been studied as a...
Legal, psychological, and ethical encounters found in physicians' day-to-day practices.
Joy Shen-Wagner, Amanda Alldredge, Kian Lari
A 40-year-old man presented with erythematous, raised, painful nodules across his trunk, back, arms, and legs and unintended weight loss.
Daniel Warden, Nicholas Moore, Kyle Samyn
A 16-year-old football player presented after a game with pain and deformity of his left ring finger.
David A. Klein, Christina R. Valerio, Zari N. Cofield
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention released updated recommendations for management of sexually transmitted infections.
Alex M. Shreiber, Eileen Friery
The American Academy of Dermatology and National Psoriasis Foundation updated their recommendations on topical therapies for patients with mild to moderate psoriasis.
Mark H. Ebell
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Lung cancer is a tumor on your lung. It can make you cough, be short of breath, have chest pain, and cough up blood. As the cancer gets worse or spreads, you may not want to eat as much as normal, and you may lose weight, lose your energy, and become weak.
A seizure (SEE-zhure) is typically a sudden, unexpected disruption of your normal brain activity. It can make your body jerk or shake. You might repeat movements like smacking your lips or grinding your teeth. Sometimes people pass out or stare into space during a seizure....
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