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Antibiotic Use in Acute Upper Respiratory Tract Infections

...patients with pneumonia, and antivirals may be indicated for those with influenza. Few cases of acute bronchitis are caused by Bordetella pertussis or atypical bacteria, such as Chlamydia pneumoniae and Mycoplasma pneumoniae. However, these infections are self-limited and do not...

American Family Physician

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2012/1101/afp20121101p817.pdf

Antibiotic Use in Acute Upper Respiratory Tract Infections - American Family Physician

Nov 1, 2012 - Upper respiratory tract infections account for millions of visits to family physicians each year in the United States. Although warranted in some cases, antibiotics are greatly overused. This article outlines the guidelines and indications for appropriate antibiotic use for common upper...

American Family Physician : Article

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2012/1101/p817.html

Appropriate Antimicrobial Prescribing: Approaches that Limit Antibiotic Resistance - ...

Sep 15, 2001 - Since the introduction of antimicrobial agents, there has been an association between antibiotic use and the development of antimicrobial resistance. Antibiotic therapy eradicates not only pathogenic organisms but also the protective normal flora. This so-called

American Family Physician : Article

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2001/0915/p999.html

Appropriate Antimicrobial Prescribing: Approaches the Limit Antibiotic Resistance -- ...

...antibiotic treatment. illness and Antibiotic treatment for prolonged cough (more than 10 days) may occasionally be warranted. bronchitis Pertussis should be treated according to established recommendations. Mycoplasma pneumoniae infection may cause pneumonia and prolonged cough...

American Family Physician

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2001/0915/afp20010915p999.pdf

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

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/

Are Atypical Antipsychotics Safe in Patients with Alzheimer's Disease? - Cochrane for ...

Aug 1, 2006 - Although the atypical antipsychotic medications risperidone (Risperdal) and olanzapine (Zyprexa) are modestly efficacious in reducing aggression, routine use is not justified. Both drugs are associated with serious adverse cerebrovascular events and extrapyramidal symptoms. Use of ...

American Family Physician : Cochrane for Clinicians

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2006/0801/p414.html

Aspirin for CVD, Scabies, Intimate Partner Violence, Maternal Vaccines, Caregiver ...

Nov 15, 2019 - Key clinical questions and their evidence-based answers directly from the journal's content, written by and for family physicians.

American Family Physician : AFP Clinical Answers

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2019/1115/p606.html

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/

Book Reviews - Physician's Bookshelf - American Family Physician

Feb 1, 1999 - ...to leave the impression that vaccine-preventable diseases are always ready to reemerge. In fact, recent experience has reminded us that pertussis, measles and even diphtheria have resurged when public health is neglected. For such reasons, measles is important for every clinician to...

American Family Physician : Physician's Bookshelf

https://www.aafp.org/afp/1999/0201/p707.html

Bronchitis (Acute) - Clinical Evidence Handbook - American Family Physician

Aug 1, 2004 - What are the effects of treatment in people without chronic respiratory disease?

American Family Physician : Clinical Evidence Handbook

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2004/0801/p557.html

Carcinoid Tumors - American Family Physician

Aug 1, 2006 - Carcinoid tumors are rare, slow-growing neuroendocrine neoplasms that often are indolent and may not become clinically apparent until there has been metastatic spread or evidence of carcinoid syndrome. Recent evidence has revealed that the overall incidence of carcinoid tumors has been ...

American Family Physician : Article

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2006/0801/p429.html

Care of the College Student

...in college students and can significantly impact perfor- mance. Emphasis on immunization of students for influenza, meningococcus, and pertussis is necessary because of the low rates of compliance. Screening and interventions for obesity, tobacco use, and substance abuse are...

American Family Physician

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2013/1101/afp20131101p596.pdf

Care of the College Student - American Family Physician

Nov 1, 2013 - There are approximately 20 million students in U.S. colleges and universities. Although this population is characterized as having good health, 600,000 students report some form of disability or some type of medical problem, including attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder, learning ...

American Family Physician : Article

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2013/1101/p596.html

Care of the Homeless: An Overview

...population also apply to these patients. Tetanus immu- nization (tetanus and diphtheria toxoids; or tetanus, diphtheria, and acellular pertussis) should be updated if the patient’s last immunization was more than 10 years ago. Influenza vaccination should be provided annu- ally, and...

American Family Physician

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2014/0415/afp20140415p634.pdf

Care of the Homeless: An Overview - American Family Physician

Apr 15, 2014 - Homelessness affects men, women, and children of all races and ethnicities. On any given night, more than 610,000 persons in the United States are homeless; a little more than one-third of these are families. Homeless persons are more likely to become ill, have greater hospitalization ...

American Family Physician : Article

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2014/0415/p634.html

Care of the Premature Infant: Part I. Monitoring Growth and Development - American ...

May 1, 1998 - When monitoring growth and development in the premature infant, physicians should make adjustments for the estimated due date. With minor exceptions, administration of immunizations is based on the chronologic age. Administration of hepatitis B vaccine should be delayed until the infant...

American Family Physician : Article

https://www.aafp.org/afp/1998/0501/p2123.html

CDC and HICPAC Release Updated Guidelines on the Prevention of Health-Care-Associated ...

Aug 1, 2004 - Recommendations on reducing the incidence of pneumonia and other severe, acute lower respiratory tract infections in acute-care hospitals and in other health care settings have been released by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the Healthcare Infection Control ...

American Family Physician : Practice Guidelines

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2004/0801/p596.html

CDC Releases Best Practices for the Use of PCR Testing for Diagnosing Pertussis - ...

Nov 15, 2011 - 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 used for diagnosis; however, results should be ...

American Family Physician : Practice Guidelines

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2011/1115/p1176.html

CDC Releases Guidelines on Antimicrobial Agents for the Treatment and Postexposure ...

Jul 15, 2006 - The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has released guidelines on antimicrobial agents for the treatment and postexposure prophylaxis of pertussis.

American Family Physician : Practice Guidelines

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2006/0715/p333.html

Cesarean Delivery: Counseling Issues and Complication Management

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American Family Physician

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2015/0201/afp20150201p178.pdf

Cesarean Delivery: Counseling Issues and Complication Management - American Family ...

Feb 1, 2015 - Nearly one-third of all deliveries in the United States are cesarean deliveries. Compared with spontaneous vaginal delivery, cesarean delivery is associated with increased maternal and neonatal morbidity and mortality. Interventions that decrease the chance of a cesarean delivery ...

American Family Physician : Article

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2015/0201/p178.html

Choosing Wisely: Avoid prescribing antibiotics for upper respiratory infections. - ...

Avoid prescribing antibiotics for upper respiratory infections.

American Family Physician : Choosing Wisely Recommendations

https://www.aafp.org/afp/recommendations/viewRecommendation.htm?recommendationId=254

Choosing Wisely: More Good Clinical Recommendations - American Family Physician

Choosing Wisely: More Good Clinical Recommendations to Improve Health Care Quality and Reduce Harm

American Family Physician : Choosing Wisely Recommendations

https://www.aafp.org/afp/recommendations/search.htm

choosing-wisely-table.pdf

...pertussis (whooping cough) should be treated with antibiotic therapy. Symptomatic treatment for upper respiratory infections should be directed to maximize relief of the most prominent symptom(s). It is important that health care providers have a dialogue with their...

American Family Physician

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/journals/afp/choosing-wisely-table.pdf

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