Carl Bryce, Merima Bucaj, Renee Gazda
Barrett esophagus is estimated to affect up to 5.6% of the U.S. population. Risk factors for Barrett esophagus include gastroesophageal reflux disease, obesity, age older than 50 years, male sex, tobacco use, and a family history of Barrett esophagus or esophageal carcinoma.
Paul Crawford, Kendrick V. Go
Schizophrenia is the most common psychotic mental disorder and typically develops in young adulthood. It is characterized by the presence of positive and negative symptoms. Second-generation antipsychotics are the preferred first-line treatment.
Rina Edi, Terri Cheng
Endometriosis is an inflammatory condition affecting up to 10% of reproductive-aged people. Recent guidelines recommend clinical diagnosis over surgical diagnosis. Initial imaging is transvaginal ultrasonography, and first-line treatment is combined hormonal contraceptives.
Daniel P. Kuckel, Andre L. Jones, Dustin K. Smith
The spiritual assessment offers the opportunity to enhance the patient-physician relationship and incorporate patient views that may have a significant impact on clinical decision-making. The scope of spirituality in medical practice is typically addressed during the...
Meghan F. Raleigh, Jonathan Stoddard, Hillary J. Darrow
This article provides a summary and review of the best available patient-oriented evidence for the diagnosis and management of polymyalgia rheumatica and giant cell arteritis.
Elyse Fiore Pierre, Nofisat Almaroof
Assessment tools, community and public resources, and U.S. Department of Agriculture guidelines can aid physicians in taking a nutrition history and guiding patients toward healthier foods.
Scott M. Strayer, Jessica Tsukanov
Newer office-based modalities have the potential to increase the accessibility of screening and appropriate care for Barrett Esophagus in family medicine.
Jennifer Zubler, Toni Whitaker
The CDC has updated its developmental milestones checklists that can be used during child wellness visits.
Grace Walter, Michael Topmiller, Anuradha Jetty, Yalda Jabbarpour
Many communities in the United States have few or no clinicians providing maternity care services, contributing to a national maternal and infant mortality rate that is much higher than that in comparable developed countries.
Brit Long, Michael Gottlieb
Learn more about albumin infusion for spontaneous bacterial peritonitis.
Key clinical questions and their evidence-based answers directly from the journal’s content, written by and for family physicians.
Briana Lindberg, Jeffrey C. Leggit
There is low- to moderate-quality evidence that exercise reduces pain and improves function in patients with chronic low back pain compared with no treatment, usual care, and other conservative interventions such as education, manual therapy, and electrotherapy.
Donna Cohen, Kyle Lau, Sirimas Lau
In patients with borderline personality disorder, psychotherapy in the form of dialectical behavior therapy or mentalization-based treatment reduces the severity of symptoms, improves psychosocial functioning, and reduces depression scores compared with no treatment.
Sheena Harris, Sayuri Inoue
This PPIP quiz is based on the recommendations of the USPSTF.
The USPSTF recommends that clinicians individualize the decision to offer or refer adults without cardiovascular disease risk factors to behavioral counseling interventions to promote a healthy diet and physical activity.
Thomas J. Kern, Daniel Yee, Alberto Benjamin Chong, Rachel Conkin Kaminski, Toni Hoberecht
Does early aerobic exercise following concussion improve or impair recovery in adolescent patients?
Jennifer Amico, Rebecca Shipkin, Shalini Solanki
Is shockwave therapy an effective treatment for erectile dysfunction?
Barry D. Weiss
There are many reasons why a physician’s competence to practice medicine may decline over time. Optimal retirement age varies by person, and most medical practices do not have built-in retirement mandates. Age-related decline in cognitive function among physicians, even to...
Samuel Almquist, Cynthia Reyes Barron, Hannah Riva, Sarah Mazal
A woman presented with a pruritic rash on her leg that developed several months earlier. Close examination revealed fine white lines within purple plaques.
Paul DiPasquale, Gabriela E. Beraja
A woman presented with a two-month history of disseminated rash on both upper extremities and trunk.
First-person accounts from the front lines of family medicine.
Natasha J. Pyzocha
The Galleri test is a multicancer early detection blood test used to identify more than 50 cancer types in asymptomatic adults 50 years or older.
David C. Slawson
Allen F. Shaughnessy
Mark H. Ebell
Henry C. Barry
Scott P. Grogan
The American College of Physicians (ACP) released clinical guidelines for point-of-care ultrasonography use in patients with acute dyspnea based on a systematic review of 49 studies that included five randomized controlled trials.
Brian Ford, Erin Smith, Adrienne Richards
The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs and the U.S. Department of Defense (VA/DoD) published updated clinical practice guidelines for managing substance use disorders, based on a systematic review.
Reply: Scott Bragg, Eric Matheson, Russell Blackwelder
William E. Cayley Jr.
Christopher J. Frank, Leigh Morrison
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Stephanie W. Holzmer, Frances E. Sharpe
Claire Bovet, Shawnecca Burke
Endometriosis (EN-doe-ME-tree-OH-sis) happens when endometrial tissue, the tissue that normally lines the inside of your uterus, grows outside of your uterus. This outside growth can affect your ovaries, fallopian tubes, or intestines.
A healthy diet has many benefits. It can prevent health conditions like heart disease and cancer, and it can lower your cholesterol. It can give you more energy, help you focus, and improve your mood. It can also help you lose weight or stay at a healthy weight.
Misused eponym. In the article, “Orthostatic Hypotension: A Practical Approach” (January 2022, p. 39), an outdated eponym was used to describe the standing test for measuring blood pressure and heart rate changes under gravitational stress. The term “Schellong test” has been...
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