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Evaluation of Apparent Life-threatening Events in Infants - FPIN's Clinical Inquiries -...

Jul 1, 2007 - A comprehensive, detailed history and physical examination with pulse oximetry and nondilated funduscopy (to look for traumatic retinal hemorrhage) helps to determine the underlying etiology of an ALTE in 70 percent of infants.

American Family Physician : FPIN's Clinical Inquiries

IDSA Releases Guidelines on Travel Medicine - Practice Guidelines - American Family ...

Jun 1, 2007 - The Infectious Diseases Society of America (IDSA) has released recommendations on travel medicine standards based on evidence, expert opinion, and clinical experience.

American Family Physician : Practice Guidelines

ACIP Recommends Routine Rotavirus Vaccinations in Infants and Children - Practice ...

Mar 15, 2007 - Recommendations for administration of a live, oral, human-bovine reassortant rotavirus vaccine (Rotateq) has been released by the Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP). Rotavirus is a common cause of severe gastroenteritis in children and infants, and rotavirus ...

American Family Physician : Practice Guidelines

Practice Guidelines - Mar 15, 2007 - American Family Physician

Mar 15, 2007 - The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has published a report on vaccination coverage of children entering school. It analyzed data from 48 states and the District of Columbia for the 2005–2006 school year to determine vaccination rates among children entering school.

American Family Physician : Practice Guidelines

Vaccine Administration: Making the Process More Efficient in Your Practice -- FPM

Mar 1, 2007 - Appointing a vaccine champion and understanding the documentation rules are key steps toward improving your immunization process.

Family Practice Management : Articles

Cough: Diagnosis and Management - Practice Guidelines - American Family Physician

Feb 15, 2007 - On a typical day, a family physician will see at least one patient presenting with cough. Information on the diagnosis and management of coughs is available from the American College of Chest Physicians (ACCP).

American Family Physician : Practice Guidelines

Guidelines for Treating Adults with Acute Cough - Editorials - American Family Physician

Feb 15, 2007 - ...are likely to be effective for conditions such as pneumonia, upper airway cough syndrome from bacterial sinusitis, and Bordetella pertussis infection in the lower respiratory tract (whooping cough), if given early in the illness, and for exacerbations of bronchiectasis and severe...

American Family Physician : Editorials

2007 Childhood and Adolescent Immunization Schedules: Evolution or Intelligent Design? ...

Jan 1, 2007 - The arrival of the new 2007 recommended immunization schedules serves as a call for the evolution of preventive care for children and adolescents to be guided by intelligent and thoughtful design.

American Family Physician : Practice Guidelines

Coding & Documentation - Jan 2007 -- FPM

Jan 1, 2007 - ...The CPT code for a Tdap injection, which is a combination vaccine consisting of tetanus toxoid, diphtheria toxoid and acellular pertussis vaccine, is 90715. To bill for the administration of the vaccine, use 90465-90466 or 90471-90472. You may report preventive services or other...

Family Practice Management : Coding & Documentation

HPV Vaccine: A Cornerstone of Female Health - Editorials - American Family Physician

Jan 1, 2007 - ...vaccines (i.e., tetravalent meningococcal conjugate vaccine [MCV4; Menactra] and tetanus toxoid, reduced diphtheria toxoid, and acellular pertussis booster [Tdap; Boostrix, Adacel]). Together, these three vaccines provide the opportunity for important anticipatory guidance during...

American Family Physician : Editorials

Tips From Other Journals - American Family Physician

Jan 1, 2007 - ...was conducted in 18 English general practices. Children scheduled to receive their first immunization series (combined diphtheria, tetanus, pertussis, Haemophilus influenzae type b, and serogroup meningococcal C vaccine) were randomly assigned to one of three needle size groups: a...

American Family Physician : Tip

Family Physicians and Immunizations - Editorials - American Family Physician

Dec 15, 2006 - ...Substituting tetanus toxoid, reduced diphtheria toxoid, and acellular pertussis (Tdap) vaccine for one dose of the 10-year Td booster through age 64. Using alternative vaccination strategies if needed to ensure that high-risk adults are immunized against hepatitis B. Given the...

American Family Physician : Editorials

Practice Guidelines - Dec 15, 2006 - American Family Physician

Dec 15, 2006 - The 2007 adult immunization schedule reflects new recommendations from the Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP) for varicella, influenza, hepatitis B, and measles, mumps, and rubella (MMR) vaccination.

American Family Physician : Practice Guidelines

Practice Guidelines - Nov 15, 2006 - American Family Physician

Nov 15, 2006 - The Partnership for Prevention conducted a study to accurately rank 25 preventive health care services. These rankings represent the most valuable preventive services and should be used to help physicians prioritize which services to emphasize with patients.

American Family Physician : Practice Guidelines

The Homeless in America: Adapting Your Practice - American Family Physician

Oct 1, 2006 - In 2004, the National Guidelines Clearinghouse placed eight guidelines from the National Health Care for the Homeless Council on its Web site. Seven of the guidelines are on specific disease processes and one is on general care. In addition to straightforward clinical decision making, ...

American Family Physician : Article

Guidelines for the Use of Antibiotics in Acute Upper Respiratory Infections - American ...

Sep 15, 2006 - To help physicians with the appropriate use of antibiotics in children and adults with upper respiratory tract infection, a multidisciplinary team evaluated existing guidelines and summarized key practice points. Acute otitis media in children should be diagnosed only if there is abrupt...

American Family Physician : Article

The FPM Encounter Forms Collection: 'Paper Automation' of Your Progress Notes -- FPM

Sep 1, 2006 - Our forms can make documentation faster, easier and more accurate while providing decision support and coding help. What more do you want for nothing?

Family Practice Management : Articles

Pertussis: A Disease Affecting All Ages - American Family Physician

Aug 1, 2006 - Bordetella pertussis is a highly contagious bacterium known to cause pertussis (whooping cough) and is transmitted via airborne droplets. Although childhood vaccination has dramatically reduced reported pertussis cases, the incidence of the disease has increased over the past 20 years, ...

American Family Physician : Article

Preventing Pertussis in Infants by Vaccinating Adults - Editorials - American Family ...

Aug 1, 2006 - ...Preventing Pertussis in Infants by Vaccinating Adults REGINALD FINGER, M.D., M.P.H., Colorado Springs, Colorado JERAD SHOEMAKER, B.S., MS-III, Loma Linda University School of Medicine Loma Linda, California Am Fam Physician. 2006 Aug 1;74(3):382. Related Article In this issue of...

American Family Physician : Editorials

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

Diuretics for Treatment of Patients with Heart Failure? - Cochrane for Clinicians - ...

Aug 1, 2006 - Compared with other active medications, diuretics can improve exercise capacity in patients with heart failure by about 30 percent. Withdrawal of diuretic therapy from patients with heart failure may increase the risk of hospital readmission or death. About eight deaths are prevented ...

American Family Physician : Cochrane for Clinicians

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

Whooping cough: What You Should Know - American Family Physician

Aug 1, 2006 - ...on pertussis. What is whooping cough? Whooping cough can make you cough for several minutes at a time. After you cough, you might make a whooping sound when you breathe in. You might vomit or stop breathing for a few seconds after coughing. Whooping cough also is called pertussis....

American Family Physician : Patient Handout

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

Insulin Detemir (Levmir) for Diabetes Mellitus - STEPS - American Family Physician

Jul 15, 2006 - Insulin detemir is suitable as basal insulin in a basal-bolus regimen. In limited research, it has been shown to cause slightly fewer episodes of minor hypoglycemia and no weight gain in patients with type 1 and 2 diabetes, which is a benefit that must be balanced against its higher ...

American Family Physician : STEPS

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