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Disease- and Population-Specific Immunizations

Immunizations can prevent the spread of contagious and sometimes deadly diseases, particularly among at-risk populations such as young children and older adults. Use AAFP resources to educate parents and patients about the importance of getting immunizations.

https://www.aafp.org/family-physician/patient-care/prevention-wellness/immunizations-vaccines/disease-pop-immunization.html

Medical Care for Immigrants and Refugees - American Family Physician

Mar 1, 1998 - Refugees and other immigrants often present with clinical problems that are as varied as their previous experiences. Clinical presentations may range from unusual infectious diseases to problems with transition. This article describes medical conditions associated with immigrants, as ...

American Family Physician : Article

https://www.aafp.org/afp/1998/0301/p1061.html

AFP Documents with Keyword: Upper Respiratory Infections - American Family Physician

...Diagnosing Pertussis [Practice Guidelines] Diagnosing pertussis in the early stages can be difficult, because early signs and symptoms are often nonspecific. Polymerase chain reaction (PCR) testing, a technique used to detect DNA sequences specific for Bordetella pertussis, is...

American Family Physician

https://www.aafp.org/afp/viewRelatedDocumentsByKeyword.htm?keywordId=2454&page=2

Appropriate Use of Antibiotics for URIs in Children: Part II. Cough, Pharyngitis and ...

Oct 15, 1998 - This article summarizes the principles of judicious antimicrobial therapy for three of the five conditions--cough, pharyngitis, the common cold--that account for most of the outpatient use of these drugs in the United States. The principles governing the other two conditions, otitis ...

American Family Physician : Article

https://www.aafp.org/afp/1998/1015/p1335.html

AFP Documents with Keyword: Infectious Disease - American Family Physician

...Diagnosing Pertussis [Practice Guidelines] Diagnosing pertussis in the early stages can be difficult, because early signs and symptoms are often nonspecific. Polymerase chain reaction (PCR) testing, a technique used to detect DNA sequences specific for Bordetella pertussis, is...

American Family Physician

https://www.aafp.org/afp/viewRelatedDocumentsByKeyword.htm?keywordId=2366&page=2

AFP Documents with Keyword: Immunizations - American Family Physician

...1, 2011 Issue Acellular Vaccines for Preventing Pertussis in Children [Cochrane for Clinicians] Multicomponent (i.e., three or more) acellular vaccines are as effective as whole-cell vaccines at preventing pertussis and mild pertussis disease (e.g., cold symptoms, cough without...

American Family Physician

https://www.aafp.org/afp/viewRelatedDocumentsByKeyword.htm?keywordId=2365&page=5

ACIP Recommends Hep A Vaccine for Homeless Patients

During the Oct. 24-25 meeting of the CDC's Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices, the group discussed topics including recommending the hepatitis A vaccine for people who are homeless.

https://www.aafp.org/news/health-of-the-public/20181031acipmeeting.html

Poliovirus Vaccine Options - American Family Physician

Jan 1, 1999 - As a result of the success of immunization, indigenous wild poliomyelitis has disappeared from the United States. Of 142 confirmed cases of paralytic poliomyelitis reported in the United States from 1980 to 1996, 134 were classified as vaccine-associated paralytic poliomyelitis (VAPP). ...

American Family Physician : Article

https://www.aafp.org/afp/1999/0101/p113.html

AFP Documents with Keyword: Drug Therapy - American Family Physician

...the Treatment and Postexposure Prophylaxis of Pertussis [Practice Guidelines] The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has released guidelines on antimicrobial agents for the treatment and postexposure prophylaxis of pertussis. May 1, 2006 Issue Testosterone...

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https://www.aafp.org/afp/viewRelatedDocumentsByKeyword.htm?keywordId=2297&page=9

AFP Documents with Keyword: Prenatal Care - American Family Physician

...Mar 15, 2009 Issue ACIP Releases Guideline on Prevention of Pertussis, Tetanus, and Diptheria in Pregnant Women and Newborns [Practice Guidelines] Two tetanus toxoid, reduced diphtheria toxoid, and acellular pertussis (Tdap) vaccines were licensed in 2005 for use in adults and...

American Family Physician

https://www.aafp.org/afp/viewRelatedDocumentsByKeyword.htm?keywordId=2425&page=7

Colonic Diverticular Disease - Clinical Evidence Handbook - American Family Physician

Nov 15, 2011 - What are the effects of treatments for uncomplicated diverticular disease and what treatments prevent complications? What are the effects of treatments for acute diverticulitis?

American Family Physician : Clinical Evidence Handbook

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2011/1115/p1163.html

AFP Documents with Keyword: Infectious Disease, Bacterial - American Family Physician

...Oct 15, 2013 Issue Pertussis: A Reemerging Infection [Article] Pertussis, also known as whooping cough, is an acute respiratory tract infection that has increased in incidence in recent years. The initial catarrhal stage presents with nonspecific symptoms of malaise, rhinorrhea,...

American Family Physician

https://www.aafp.org/afp/viewRelatedDocumentsByKeyword.htm?keywordId=2367&page=3

Need for Infection Control Not Going Away Anytime Soon

Need for Infection Control Not Going Away Anytime Soon

AAFP News : Fresh Perspectives: New Docs in Practice | AAFP News Blog : Blogs

https://www.aafp.org/news/blogs/freshperspectives/entry/need_for_infection_control_not.html

AFP Documents with Keyword: Immunizations - American Family Physician

...Issue Maternal Pertussis Vaccination During Pregnancy [FPIN's Help Desk Answers] Women should receive the Tdap vaccine during pregnancy regardless of previous immunization history. Infants whose mothers received prenatal immunization had 50% fewer cases of pertussis compared with...

American Family Physician

https://www.aafp.org/afp/viewRelatedDocumentsByKeyword.htm?keywordId=2365

AFP Documents with Keyword: Immunizations - American Family Physician

...Mar 15, 2009 Issue ACIP Releases Guideline on Prevention of Pertussis, Tetanus, and Diptheria in Pregnant Women and Newborns [Practice Guidelines] Two tetanus toxoid, reduced diphtheria toxoid, and acellular pertussis (Tdap) vaccines were licensed in 2005 for use in adults and...

American Family Physician

https://www.aafp.org/afp/viewRelatedDocumentsByKeyword.htm?keywordId=2365&page=6

AFP Documents with Keyword: Immunizations - American Family Physician

...Issue Maternal Pertussis Vaccination During Pregnancy [FPIN's Help Desk Answers] Women should receive the Tdap vaccine during pregnancy regardless of previous immunization history. Infants whose mothers received prenatal immunization had 50% fewer cases of pertussis compared with...

American Family Physician

https://www.aafp.org/afp/viewRelatedDocumentsByKeyword.htm?keywordId=2365&page=0

April 1, 2019 - American Family Physician

...FPIN's Help Desk Answers: Maternal Pertussis Vaccination During Pregnancy John Waits; Lacy Smith; Daniel J. Hurst Curbside Consultation: Palliative Care in Advanced Dementia Scott Endsley; Rachel Main Practice Guidelines: Mild TBI in Children: Guidance from the CDC for...

American Family Physician

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2019/0401/

Office Care of the Premature Infant: Part II. Common Medical and Surgical Problems - ...

May 15, 1998 - Medical problems associated with prematurity are frequently complex, and a multidisciplinary approach is often required. Some common problems include the following: (1) anemia, which can be reduced by iron supplementation, (2) cerebral palsy or mental retardation as a result of ...

American Family Physician : Article

https://www.aafp.org/afp/1998/0515/p2383.html

November 1, 1999 - American Family Physician

...Manifestations of Pertussis in Immunized Children and Adults Ultrasound Therapy for Calcific Tendonitis of the Shoulder Removal of Aspirated Foreign Bodies in Children and Adults Treatment of Patients with Refractory Seizures Postexposure HIV Prophylaxis After Sexual...

American Family Physician

https://www.aafp.org/afp/1999/1101/

August 1, 2006 - American Family Physician

...Pertussis: A Disease Affecting All Ages David S. Gregory Carcinoid Tumors Russell G. Robertson; William J. Geiger; Nancy B. Davis Exercise and Older Patients: Prescribing Guidelines Ann Yelmokas McDermott; Heather Mernitz Antidepressant Discontinuation Syndrome...

American Family Physician

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2006/0801/

Fewer, Not More, Vaccine Exemptions Needed

Fewer, Not More, Vaccine Exemptions Needed

AAFP News : Fresh Perspectives: New Docs in Practice | AAFP News Blog : Blogs

https://www.aafp.org/news/blogs/freshperspectives/entry/fewer_not_more_vaccine_exemptions.html

FPs Are 'Soldiers in Field' Against Outbreaks

FPs Are 'Soldiers in Field' Against Outbreaks

AAFP News : Fresh Perspectives: New Docs in Practice | AAFP News Blog : Blogs

https://www.aafp.org/news/blogs/freshperspectives/entry/fps_soldiers_in_field_against.html

Royal Pain: Team's Chickenpox Incident Offers Lesson for Patients

Royal Pain: Team's Chickenpox Incident Offers Lesson for Patients

AAFP News : AAFP Leader Voices | AAFP News Blog : Blogs

https://www.aafp.org/news/blogs/leadervoices/entry/royal_pain_team_s_chickenpox.html

GSK to Compensate for Merck's Pediatric HepB Vaccine Shortage

In the face of a continuing shortage of Merck's pediatric hepatitis B vaccines, the CDC says GlaxoSmithKline will fill in with sufficient supply to meet full U.S. demand.

https://www.aafp.org/news/health-of-the-public/20180411hepbshortage.html

CDC: Vaccination Coverage of Children Remains High

A pair of Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Reports the CDC released Oct. 12 offered an overview of the status of childhood immunizations in the United States that was -- for the most part -- positive.

https://www.aafp.org/news/health-of-the-public/20181019kidsvaccs.html

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