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Acupuncture for Migraine Prevention - Cochrane for Clinicians - American Family Physician

Jul 1, 2017 - There is moderate-quality evidence that whole-body acupuncture is effective for migraine prevention. Compared with usual care, acupuncture is more effective at reducing headache frequency by at least 50% (number needed to treat [NNT] = 4).

American Family Physician : Cochrane for Clinicians

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2017/0701/p23.html

Acupuncture for Pain - American Family Physician

Jul 15, 2019 - Acupuncture has been increasingly used as an integrative or complementary therapy for pain. It is well-tolerated with little risk of serious adverse effects. Traditional acupuncture and nontraditional techniques, such as electroacupuncture and dry needling, often result in reported pain...

American Family Physician : Article

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2019/0715/p89.html

Acupuncture for Pain - American Family Physician

Sep 1, 2009 - Acupuncture is increasingly used as an alternative or complementary therapy for the treatment of pain. It is well tolerated, with a low risk of serious adverse effects. Traditional and modern acupuncture techniques may result in reported improvement in pain patterns. Research on ...

American Family Physician : Article

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2009/0901/p481.html

Acupuncture Is Ineffective for Treatment of Low Back Pain - Letters to the Editor - ...

Dec 15, 2017 - ...to afplet@aafp.org, or 11400 Tomahawk Creek Pkwy., Leawood, KS 66211-2680. Include your complete address, e-mail address, and telephone number. Letters should be fewer than 400 words and limited to six references, one table or figure, and three authors. Letters submitted for...

American Family Physician : Letter

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Acupuncture Not Supported By Strong Scientific Evidence - Letters to the Editor - ...

Mar 15, 2020 - ...Original Article: Acupuncture for Pain; and Integrating Medical Acupuncture into Family Medicine Practice [Editorial] Issue Date: July 15, 2019 See additional reader comments at: https://www.aafp.org/afp/2019/0715/p89.html; and https://www.aafp.org/afp/2019/0715/p76.html To the...

American Family Physician : Letter

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2020/0315/p326.html

Acute Abdominal Pain in Children

May 15, 2016 Scientific

American Family Physician

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2016/0515/afp20160515p830.pdf

Acute Abdominal Pain in Children - American Family Physician

...JUNE 1, 2003 / VOLUME 67, NUMBER 11 www.aafp.org/afp AMERICAN FAMILY PHYSICIAN 2321 els, visceral pain usually is dull, poorly localized, and felt in the midline. Pain from foregut structures (e.g., lower esophagus, stomach) generally is felt in the epigastrium. Midgut structures...

American Family Physician

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2003/0601/afp20030601p2321.pdf

Acute Altitude Illness: Updated Prevention and Treatment Guidelines from the Wilderness... Restricted content. Login required.

Apr 15, 2020 - Acute altitude illness comprises acute mountain sickness, high altitude cerebral edema, and high altitude pulmonary edema. The Wilderness Medical Society has updated prevention and treatment guidelines on acute altitude illness.

American Family Physician : Practice Guidelines

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2020/0415/p505.html

Acute and Chronic Paronychia

July 1, 2017:Date xx, xxxx

American Family Physician

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2017/0701/afp20170701p44.pdf

Acute and Chronic Paronychia - American Family Physician

Feb 1, 2008 - Paronychia is an inflammation of the folds of tissue surrounding the nail of a toe or finger. Paronychia may be classified as either acute or chronic. The main factor associated with the development of acute paronychia is direct or indirect trauma to the cuticle or nail fold. This ...

American Family Physician : Article

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2008/0201/p339.html

Acute and Chronic Paronychia - American Family Physician

...MARCH 15, 2001 / VOLUME 63, NUMBER 6 www.aafp.org/afp AMERICAN FAMILY PHYSICIAN 1113 tion of most of the nail volume, and the ster- ile matrix. This matrix is the root of the nail, and its distal portion is visible on some nails as the half-moon-shaped structure called the lunula.1...

American Family Physician

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2001/0315/afp20010315p1113.pdf

Acute and Chronic Urticaria: Evaluation and Treatment - American Family Physician

Jun 1, 2017 - Urticaria commonly presents with intensely pruritic wheals, sometimes with edema of the subcutaneous or interstitial tissue. It has a lifetime prevalence of about 20%. Although often self-limited and benign, it can cause significant discomfort, continue for months to years, and ...

American Family Physician : Article

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2017/0601/p717.html

Acute and Post-traumatic Stress Disorder After Spontaneous Abortion - American Family ...

Mar 15, 2000 - When a spontaneous abortion is followed by complicated bereavement, the primary care physician may not consider the diagnosis of acute stress disorder or post-traumatic stress disorder. The major difference between these two conditions is that, in acute stress disorder, symptoms such as...

American Family Physician : Article

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2000/0315/p1689.html

Acute Ankle Sprain: An Update - American Family Physician

Nov 15, 2006 - Acute ankle injury, a common musculoskeletal injury, can cause ankle sprains. Some evidence suggests that previous injuries or limited joint flexibility may contribute to ankle sprains. The initial assessment of an acute ankle injury should include questions about the timing and ...

American Family Physician : Article

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2006/1115/p1714.html

Acute Bacterial Prostatitis: Diagnosis and Management

Date xx, xxxx Scientific

American Family Physician

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2016/0115/afp20160115p114.pdf

Acute Bronchitis

October 1, 2016:Date xx, xxxx

American Family Physician

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2016/1001/afp20161001p560.pdf

Acute Bronchitis - American Family Physician

Oct 1, 2016 - Cough is the most common illness-related reason for ambulatory care visits in the United States. Acute bronchitis is a clinical diagnosis characterized by cough due to acute inflammation of the trachea and large airways without evidence of pneumonia. Pneumonia should be suspected in ...

American Family Physician : Article

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2016/1001/p560.html

Acute Bronchitis - American Family Physician

Mar 15, 1998 - Acute bronchitis is a lower respiratory tract infection that causes reversible bronchial inflammation. In up to 95 percent of cases, the cause, is viral. While antibiotics are often prescribed for patients with acute bronchitis, little evidence shows that these agents provide ...

American Family Physician : Article

https://www.aafp.org/afp/1998/0315/p1270.html

Acute Bronchitis - American Family Physician

Jan 15, 2004 - ...or a week. Because acute bronchitis usually is caused by a virus, antibiotics (medicines that kill bacteria) probably won't help you get better any faster. If you smoke, you should cut down on the number of cigarettes you smoke or stop smoking altogether. This will help your...

American Family Physician : Patient Handout

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2004/0115/p387.html

Acute Bronchitis - American Family Physician

Feb 15, 2003 - ...or a week. Because acute bronchitis is usually caused by a virus, antibiotics (medicines that kill bacteria) probably won't help you get better any faster. If you smoke, you should cut down on the number of cigarettes you smoke or stop smoking altogether. This will help your...

American Family Physician : Patient Handout

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2003/0215/p805.html

Acute Bronchitis: What You Need to Know - American Family Physician

Mar 15, 1998 - ...(medicines that kill bacteria) are not helpful. Even when the mucus you cough up is colored or thick, antibiotics probably won't help you get better any faster. For some people with acute bronchitis, doctors prescribe medicines that are used to treat asthma. These medicines help...

American Family Physician : Patient Handout

https://www.aafp.org/afp/1998/0315/p1281.html

Acute Coronary Syndrome: Diagnostic Evaluation

February 1, 2017

American Family Physician

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2017/0201/afp20170201p170.pdf

Acute Coronary Syndrome: Diagnostic Evaluation - American Family Physician

Feb 1, 2017 - Myocardial infarction (MI), a subset of acute coronary syndrome, is damage to the cardiac muscle as evidenced by elevated cardiac troponin levels in the setting of acute ischemia. Coronary artery disease is the leading cause of mortality in the United States. Chest pain is a common ...

American Family Physician : Article

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2017/0201/p170.html

Acute Dyspnea in the Office - American Family Physician

...Acute Dyspnea in the Office ROGER J. ZOOROB, M.D., M.P.H., and JAMES S. CAMPBELL, M.D. Louisiana State University School of Medicine, Kenner, Louisiana Downloaded from the American Family Physician Web site at www.aafp.org/afp. Copyright© 2003 American Academy of Family...

American Family Physician

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2003/1101/afp20031101p1803.pdf

Acute Gout: ACP Provides Guideline on Diagnosis

November 15, 2017: Practice Guidelines

American Family Physician

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2017/1201/afp20171201p746.pdf

Acute Kidney Injury: A Guide to Diagnosis and Management

...October 1, 2012 ◆ Volume 86, Number 7 www.aafp.org/afp American Family Physician 631 Acute Kidney Injury: A Guide to Diagnosis and Management MAHBOOB RAHMAN, MD, MS, Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine, Cleveland, Ohio FARIHA SHAD, MD, Kaiser Permanente, Cleveland,...

American Family Physician

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2012/1001/afp20121001p631.pdf

Acute Kidney Injury: Diagnosis and Management - American Family Physician Restricted content. Login required.

Dec 1, 2019 - Acute kidney injury is a clinical syndrome characterized by a rapid decline in glomerular filtration rate and resultant accumulation of metabolic waste products. Acute kidney injury is associated with an increased risk of mortality, cardiovascular events, and progression to chronic ...

American Family Physician : Article

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2019/1201/p687.html

Acute Knee Injuries: Use of Decision Rules for Selective Radiograph Ordering - American...

Dec 1, 1999 - Family physicians often encounter patients with acute knee trauma. Radiographs of injured knees are commonly ordered, even though fractures are found in only 6 percent of such patients and emergency department physicians can usually discriminate clinically between fracture and ...

American Family Physician : Article

https://www.aafp.org/afp/1999/1201/p2599.html

Acute Lower Gastrointestinal Bleeding: Evaluation and Management - American Family ... Restricted content. Login required.

Feb 15, 2020 - Evaluation and management of acute lower gastrointestinal bleeding focus on etiologies originating distally to the ligament of Treitz. Diverticular disease is the most common source, accounting for 40% of cases. Hemorrhoids, angiodysplasia, infectious colitis, and inflammatory bowel ...

American Family Physician : Article

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2020/0215/p206.html

Acute Management of Atrial Fibrillation: Part I. Rate and Rhythm Control -- American ...

...JULY 15, 2002 / VOLUME 66, NUMBER 2 www.aafp.org/afp AMERICAN FAMILY PHYSICIAN 249 ness of breath, dizziness, or palpitations. The arrhythmia should also be suspected in patients with acute fatigue or exacer- bation of congestive heart failure.3 In some patients, atrial fibrillation...

American Family Physician

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2002/0715/afp20020715p249.pdf

Acute Migraine Headache: Treatment Strategies - American Family Physician

Feb 15, 2018 - Migraine is a primary headache disorder characterized by recurrent attacks. Acetaminophen, nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs, triptans, antiemetics, ergot alkaloids, and combination analgesics have evidence supporting their effectiveness in the treatment of migraine. Acetaminophen ...

American Family Physician : Article

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2018/0215/p243.html

Acute Migraine Treatment in Emergency Settings - Implementing AHRQ Effective Health ...

May 1, 2014 - What are the comparative benefits and adverse effects of parenteral treatments for adults who present to the emergency department with migraine headaches?

American Family Physician : Implementing AHRQ Effective Health Care Reviews

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2014/0501/p742.html

Acute Onset of Polyarthralgia and Skin Plaques

May 15, 2015 Photo Quiz

American Family Physician

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2015/0515/afp20150515p723.pdf

Acute Otitis Externa: An Update

...December 1, 2012 ◆ Volume 86, Number 11 www.aafp.org/afp American Family Physician 1055 Acute Otitis Externa: An Update PAUL SCHAEFER, MD, PhD, and REGINALD F. BAUGH, MD, University of Toledo College of Medicine, Toledo, Ohio O titis externa, also called swim- mer’s ear, involves...

American Family Physician

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2012/1201/afp20121201p1055.pdf

Acute Otitis Externa: An Update - American Family Physician

Dec 1, 2012 - Acute otitis externa is a common condition involving inflammation of the ear canal. The acute form is caused primarily by bacterial infection, with Pseudomonas aeruginosa and Staphylococcus aureus the most common pathogens. Acute otitis externa presents with the rapid onset of ear canal...

American Family Physician : Article

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2012/1201/p1055.html

Acute Otitis Media - Clinical Evidence Handbook - American Family Physician

Feb 1, 2002 - What are the effects of treatments and preventive interventions for acute otitis media?

American Family Physician : Clinical Evidence Handbook

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2002/0201/p467.html

Acute Pancreatitis

Date xx, xxxx Scientific

American Family Physician

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2014/1101/afp20141101p632.pdf

Acute Pancreatitis - American Family Physician

Nov 1, 2014 - Acute pancreatitis is most commonly caused by gallstones or chronic alcohol use, and accounts for more than 200,000 hospital admissions annually. Using the Atlanta criteria, acute pancreatitis is diagnosed when a patient presents with two of three findings, including abdominal pain ...

American Family Physician : Article

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2014/1101/p632.html

Acute Pancreatitis: Diagnosis, Prognosis, and Treatment - American Family Physician

May 15, 2007 - Mild acute pancreatitis has a low mortality rate, but patients with severe acute pancreatitis are more likely to develop complications and have a much higher death rate. Although serum amylase and lipase levels remain the most widely used diagnostic assays for acute pancreatitis, other ...

American Family Physician : Article

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2007/0515/p1513.html

Acute Pericarditis - American Family Physician

Nov 15, 2007 - Although acute pericarditis is most often associated with viral infection, it may also be caused by many diseases, drugs, invasive cardiothoracic procedures, and chest trauma. Diagnosing acute pericarditis is often a process of exclusion. A history of abrupt-onset chest pain, the ...

American Family Physician : Article

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2007/1115/p1509.html

Acute Pericarditis: Diagnosis and Management

...Volume 89, Number 7 www.aafp.org/afp American Family Physician 553 Acute Pericarditis: Diagnosis and Management MATTHEW J. SNYDER, DO, Nellis Family Medicine Residency Program, Nellis Air Force Base, Nevada JENNIFER BEPKO, MD, David Grant Medical Center Family Medicine...

American Family Physician

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2014/0401/afp20140401p553.pdf

Acute Pericarditis: Diagnosis and Management - American Family Physician

Apr 1, 2014 - Acute pericarditis, inflammation of the pericardium, is found in approximately 5% of patients admitted to the emergency department for chest pain unrelated to acute myocardial infarction. It occurs most often in men 20 to 50 years of age. Acute pericarditis has a number of potential ...

American Family Physician : Article

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2014/0401/p553.html

Acute Respiratory Distress Syndrome - American Family Physician

Jan 15, 2003 - Acute respiratory distress syndrome is a manifestation of acute injury to the lung, commonly resulting from sepsis, trauma, and severe pulmonary infections. Clinically, it is characterized by dyspnea, profound hypoxemia, decreased lung compliance, and diffuse bilateral infiltrates on ...

American Family Physician : Article

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2003/0115/p315.html

Acute Respiratory Distress Syndrome -- American Family Physician

...MAY 1, 2002 / VOLUME 65, NUMBER 9 www.aafp.org/afp AMERICAN FAMILY PHYSICIAN 1823 Numerous previous trials of new pharma- cologic and ventilatory modalities have failed to demonstrate improvement in mortality rates. However, recent trials using a new lung protective approach to...

American Family Physician

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2002/0501/afp20020501p1823.pdf

Acute Respiratory Distress Syndrome -- American Family Physician

...JANUARY 15, 2003 / VOLUME 67, NUMBER 2 www.aafp.org/afp AMERICAN FAMILY PHYSICIAN 315 tially estimated an incidence of 75 per 100,000 persons per year, but subsequent prospective studies give a range of 12.6 to 18 per 100,000 persons annually.2,3 Controversy still exists about the...

American Family Physician

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2003/0115/afp20030115p315.pdf

Acute Respiratory Distress Syndrome: Diagnosis and Management

...Number 4 ◆ February 15, 2012 Acute Respiratory Distress Syndrome: Diagnosis and Management AARON SAGUIL, MD, MPH, Fort Belvoir Community Hospital Family Medicine Residency, Fort Belvoir, Virginia MATTHEW FARGO, MD, MPH, Dwight D. Eisenhower Army Medical Center Family Medicine...

American Family Physician

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2012/0215/afp20120215p352.pdf

Acute Respiratory Distress Syndrome: Diagnosis and Management - American Family Physician

Jun 15, 2020 - Acute respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS) is noncardiogenic pulmonary edema that manifests as rapidly progressive dyspnea, tachypnea, and hypoxemia. Diagnostic criteria include onset within one week of a known insult or new or worsening respiratory symptoms, profound hypoxemia, ...

American Family Physician : Article

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2020/0615/p730.html

Acute Respiratory Distress Syndrome: Diagnosis and Management - American Family Physician

Feb 15, 2012 - Acute respiratory distress syndrome manifests as rapidly progressive dyspnea, tachypnea, and hypoxemia. Diagnostic criteria include acute onset, profound hypoxemia, bilateral pulmonary infiltrates, and the absence of left atrial hypertension. Acute respiratory distress syndrome is ...

American Family Physician : Article

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2012/0215/p352.html

Acute Rhinosinusitis - Letters to the Editor - American Family Physician

Feb 15, 2002 - ...Department of Family Medicine Eden and Albert Sabin Way Cincinnati, OH 45267–0582 in reply: Rather than ignoring multi-analyses of the diagnosis and treatment of rhinosinusitis, most of my article, such as the treatment flow diagram, was directly based on the most comprehensive...

American Family Physician : Letter

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2002/0215/p558.html

Acute Rhinosinusitis in Adults

...May 1, 2011 ◆ Volume 83, Number 9 www.aafp.org/afp American Family Physician 1057 Rhinosinusitis is one of the most common conditions for which patients seek medical care. Subtypes of rhinosinusitis include acute, subacute, recurrent acute, and chronic. Acute rhinosinusitis is...

American Family Physician

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2011/0501/afp20110501p1057.pdf

Acute Rhinosinusitis in Adults - American Family Physician

May 1, 2011 - Rhinosinusitis is one of the most common conditions for which patients seek medical care. Subtypes of rhinosinusitis include acute, subacute, recurrent acute, and chronic. Acute rhinosinusitis is further specified as bacterial or viral. Most cases of acute rhinosinusitis are caused by ...

American Family Physician : Article

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2011/0501/p1057.html

Acute Shoulder Injuries - American Family Physician

Nov 15, 2004 - The shoulder is the most mobile joint in the human body. The cost of such versatility is an increased risk of injury. It is important that family physicians understand the anatomy of the shoulder, mechanisms of injury, typical physical and radiologic findings, approach to management of ...

American Family Physician : Article

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2004/1115/p1947.html

Acute Sinusitis: A Cost Effective Approach to Diagnosis and Treatment - American Family...

Nov 15, 1998 - Acute bacterial sinusitis usually occurs following an upper respiratory infection that results in obstruction of the osteomeatal complex, impaired mucociliary clearance and overproduction of secretions. The diagnosis is based on the patient's history of a biphasic illness (

American Family Physician : Article

https://www.aafp.org/afp/1998/1115/p1795.html

Acyclovir or Steroids as Pharmacologic Treatment of Bell Palsy - AFP Journal Club - ...

Mar 15, 2009 - Does acyclovir or steroids speed recovery in adults with Bell palsy? This study suggests that it is reasonable to start prednisolone in some cases, but physicians should not forget about practical considerations, such as lubricant eye drops, pain management, and chewing instruction. ...

American Family Physician : AFP Journal Club

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2009/0315/p435.html

Adapalene/Benzoyl Peroxide (Epiduo) for Acne Vulgaris

...1486 American Family Physician www.aafp.org/afp Volume 83, Number 12 ◆ June 15, 2011 Epiduo is a combination of topical adapalene 0.1% and benzoyl peroxide 2.5% in a gel formulation. It is labeled for the treatment of acne vulgaris in patients at least 12 years of age.1 Benzoyl...

American Family Physician

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2011/0615/afp20110615p1486.pdf

Adapelene/Benzoyl Peroxide (Epiduo) for Acne Vulgaris - STEPS - American Family Physician

Jun 15, 2011 - Adapalene/benzoyl peroxide is as effective as other combination products for the treatment of acne. Once-daily application is an advantage in terms of simplicity and adherence to therapy, but the cost is much higher than that of the individual components sold separately; this may create...

American Family Physician : STEPS

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2011/0615/p1486.html

Adapter Provides Constant Spray of Liquid Nitrogen - Letters to the Editor - American ...

Aug 15, 2005 - ...Wake Forest University School of Medicine Dept. of Family and Community Medicine Piedmont Bldg. Medical Center Blvd. Winston-Salem, NC 27157–1084 REFERENCES 1. Andrews MD. Cryosurgery for common skin conditions. Am Fam Physician. 2004;69:2365–72. 2. Hocutt J Jr. Cryosurgery. In:...

American Family Physician : Letter

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2005/0815/p573a.html

Addiction: Part II. Identification and Management of the Drug-Seeking Patient - ...

Apr 15, 2000 - The medications most often implicated in prescription drug abuse are opioid analgesics, sedative-hypnotics and stimulants. Patients with acute or chronic pain, anxiety disorders and attention-deficit disorder are at increased risk of addiction comorbidity. It is important to ask ...

American Family Physician : Article

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2000/0415/p2401.html

Adding ACE Inhibitors or ARBs to Standard Therapy for Stable Ischemic Heart Disease

...July 1, 2012 ◆ Volume 86, Number 1 www.aafp.org/afp American Family Physician 21 Key Clinical Issue Are there clinical advantages to augment- ing standard therapy for stable ischemic heart disease with an angiotensin-converting enzyme (ACE) inhibitor or angiotensin receptor blocker...

American Family Physician

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2012/0701/afp20120701p21.pdf

Addison Disease: Early Detection and Treatment Principles

...April 1, 2014 ◆ Volume 89, Number 7 www.aafp.org/afp American Family Physician 563 Addison Disease: Early Detection and Treatment Principles AARON MICHELS, MD, University of Colorado-Denver, Aurora, Colorado NICOLE MICHELS, PhD, Rocky Vista University, Parker, Colorado M ore...

American Family Physician

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2014/0401/afp20140401p563.pdf

Additional Comments on Screening Mammography - Letters to the Editor - American Family ...

Sep 15, 2001 - ...to the editor: I appreciate the attention American Family Physician has placed on preventive medicine and Healthy People 2010.1 The article and editorial titled Breast Cancer Diagnosis and Screening and Screening for Breast Cancer, by Drs. Apantaku2 and Garr,3 respectively, address...

American Family Physician : Letter

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2001/0915/p922.html

Addressing Alcohol Use Practice Manual

...FASDFAMILY andCOMMUNITY MEDICINE Ensure every patient who uses alcohol is identified, screened for risky drinking, and offered appropriate brief intervention, referral, or treatment. Funding provided by U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Centers for...

Patient Care

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/patient_care/alcohol/alcohol-manual.pdf

Addressing Ambulatory Patient Safety in Your Practice -- FPM

Oct 1, 2015 - Reducing errors in care requires establishing a culture of safety, systematic reporting, consistent follow-up, and sustained commitment.

Family Practice Management : Articles

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2015/0900/p23.html

Addressing Common Ineffeciencies in Office Practice

...patients, staff and physicians. It’s no wonder, then, that efficiency was named one of the aims for improvement in the Institute of Medicine’s land- mark report, Crossing the Quality Chasm: A New Health System for the 21st Century. Despite the potential for serious consequences,...

Family Practice Management

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2010/1100/fpm20101100p28.pdf

Addressing Common Inefficiencies in Office Practice -- FPM

Dec 1, 2010 - A well-organized workflow will save you time, money and aggravation.

Family Practice Management : Articles

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2010/1100/p28.html

Addressing Suspected Labor Trafficking in the Office

January 1, 2016 Curbside Consultation

American Family Physician

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2015/1215/afp20151215p1092.pdf

Adhesive Capsulitis: A Sticky Issue - American Family Physician

Apr 1, 1999 - The shoulder is a very complex joint that is crucial to many activities of daily living. Decreased shoulder mobility is a serious clinical finding. A global decrease in shoulder range of motion is called adhesive capsulitis, referring to the actual adherence of the shoulder capsule to ...

American Family Physician : Article

https://www.aafp.org/afp/1999/0401/p1843.html

AdlerSurveyAlone.indd

...Your 7-digit AAFP membership number: ____ ____ ____ ____ ____ ____ ____ Your e-mail address (optional): Your age: ________ years EHR product name: EHR version number: Did you help select this EHR for your practice? ❍ Yes ❍ No How long have you used any EHR in...

Family Practice Management

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2007/0400/fpm20070400p27-rt1.pdf

Adolescent Health Screening and Counseling

...December 15, 2012 ◆ Volume 86, Number 12 www.aafp.org/afp American Family Physician 1109 Adolescent Health Screening and Counseling PETER HAM, MD, and CLAUDIA ALLEN, PhD, University of Virginia, Charlottesville, Virginia P rimary care physicians are well positioned to deliver...

American Family Physician

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2012/1215/afp20121215p1109.pdf

Adolescent Health Screening and Counseling - American Family Physician

Dec 15, 2012 - Serious health problems, risky behavior, and poor health habits persist among adolescents despite access to medical care. Most adolescents do not seek advice about preventing leading causes of morbidity and mortality in their age group, and physicians often do not find ways to provide ...

American Family Physician : Article

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2012/1215/p1109.html

Adolescent Idiopathic Scoliosis: Common Questions and Answers - American Family Physician Restricted content. Login required.

Jan 1, 2020 - Adolescent idiopathic scoliosis affects 1% to 3% of U.S. adolescents. It is defined by a lateral curvature of the spine (Cobb angle) of at least 10 degrees in the absence of underlying congenital or neuromuscular abnormalities. Adolescent idiopathic scoliosis may be detected via the ...

American Family Physician : Article

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2020/0101/p19.html

Adolescent Idiopathic Scoliosis: Diagnosis and Management

...February 1, 2014 ◆ Volume 89, Number 3 www.aafp.org/afp American Family Physician 193 Adolescent Idiopathic Scoliosis: Diagnosis and Management JOHN P. HORNE, MD; ROBERT FLANNERY, MD; and SAIF USMAN, MD Latrobe Hospital Excela Health Family Medicine Residency, Latrobe,...

American Family Physician

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2014/0201/afp20140201p193.pdf

Adolescent Idiopathic Scoliosis: Radiologic Decision-Making - American Family Physician

May 1, 2002 - Adolescent onset of severe idiopathic scoliosis has traditionally been evaluated using standing posteroanterior radiographs of the full spine to assess lateral curvature with the Cobb method. The most tilted vertebral bodies above and below the apex of the spinal curve are used to ...

American Family Physician : Article

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2002/0501/p1817.html

Adolescent Idiopathic Scoliosis: Radiologic Decision-Making -- American Family Physician

...MAY 15, 2002 / VOLUME 65, NUMBER 9 www.aafp.org/afp AMERICAN FAMILY PHYSICIAN 1817 determine the health impact of these screen- ing programs. Patients with severe curves are not difficult to diagnose. Although some advocates still recommend school-based screening of adolescents,...

American Family Physician

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2002/0501/afp20020501p1817.pdf

Adolescent Idiopathic Scoliosis: Review and Current Concepts -- American Family Physician

...JULY 1, 2001 / VOLUME 64, NUMBER 1 www.aafp.org/afp AMERICAN FAMILY PHYSICIAN 111 effects of this disease can be profound.2 This article describes an approach to diagnosing and treating scoliosis that allows physicians to lessen the adverse psychologic, medical and economic effects...

American Family Physician

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2001/0701/afp20010701p111.pdf

Adolescent Immunization Office Champions Project

...• Objective 1: Recruit 20 family medicine practices and identify a physician and office champion o Twenty practices were recruited and physician and office champions identified o The AAFP METRIC Adolescent Immunization module was completed o Action Plan and evidence-based...

Patient Care

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/patient_care/immunizations/office-champions-final-report-adolescent.pdf

Adolescent Substance Use and Misuse: Recognition and Management - American Family ...

Jun 1, 2019 - Adolescent use of illicit substances imposes an enormous burden on individuals, families, and communities. The types of illicit substances adolescents are using have changed drastically over the past decade with decreases in alcohol use (including binge alcohol use) offset by increases ...

American Family Physician : Article

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2019/0601/p689.html

Adolescent with a Diffuse, Progressive Rash

...December 1, 2010 ◆ Volume 82, Number 11 www.aafp.org/afp American Family Physician 1401 A 15-year-old boy presented with a diffuse rash that began on his lower extremities and rapidly progressed over the previous two weeks to his upper extremities, chest, and back. A basic metabolic...

American Family Physician

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2010/1201/afp20101201p1401.pdf

Adult ADHD Screening

A study to assess the interest and feasibility of screening for adult ADHD among family physicians.

https://www.aafp.org/family-physician/patient-care/nrn/studies/all/adult-adhd.html

Adult Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) Issue Brief

The Adult ADHD (AADHD) pilot project explored clinician perceptions, attitudes and readiness to screen, diagnose and treat adult patients with AADHD. The central aim of the project was to test the feasibility and acceptability to both patients and providers of usi ng a tablet device ...

Patient Care

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/patient_care/nrn/adult-adhd-issue-brief.pdf

Adult Rhinosinusitis: Diagnosis and Management - American Family Physician

...JANUARY 1, 2001 / VOLUME 63, NUMBER 1 www.aafp.org/afp AMERICAN FAMILY PHYSICIAN 69 and no commonly accepted disease staging system was in place. In consultation with other medical disciplines, the American Academy of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery established baseline...

American Family Physician

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2001/0101/afp20010101p69.pdf

Advance Directives: Navigating Conflicts Between Expressed Wishes and Best Interests

March 1, 2015 Curbside Consultation

American Family Physician

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2015/0401/afp20150401p480.pdf

Advance Directives: Navigating Conflicts Between Expressed Wishes and Best Interests - ...

Apr 1, 2015 - Clinicians and surrogates can be faced with challenging decisions when a patient loses the capacity to participate in medical decision making. A significant number of hospitalized and critically ill adults lose decision-making capacity during hospital stays and cannot make treatment ...

American Family Physician : Curbside Consultation

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2015/0401/p480.html

Advanced APM Bonuses Hit New Snag: Missing Payee Data

CMS is asking qualifying alternative payment model participants who are still owed advanced APM bonuses for performance year 2017 to verify their payment data by Feb. 28.

https://www.aafp.org/news/government-medicine/20200122paymentinfo.html

Advances in the Treatment of Arrhythmias: Implantable Cardioverter-Defibrillators - ...

Jan 15, 1998 - Implantable cardioverter-defibrillators are commonly used in patients who have life-threatening ventricular arrhythmias. With these implanted electronic devices, bradyarrhythmias and tachyarrhythmias can be recognized promptly and treated with electrical pacing, cardioversion or ...

American Family Physician : Article

https://www.aafp.org/afp/1998/0115/p297.html

Advances in the Treatment of Early Rheumatoid Arthritis - Editorials - American Family ...

Sep 15, 2005 - ...PAUL EMERY, M.A., M.D., University of Leeds Faculty of Medicine and Health, Leeds, United Kingdom Am Fam Physician. 2005 Sep 15;72(6):1002-1004. Related Article Rheumatoid arthritis is the most common reversible disability in the world, and its economic burden has been estimated...

American Family Physician : Editorials

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2005/0915/p1002.html

Advances in the Treatment of Epilepsy - American Family Physician

Jul 1, 2001 - Significant advances have been made in the diagnosis and treatment of epilepsy over the past decade. With the advent of electroencephalographic video monitoring, physicians are now able to reliably differentiate epilepsy from other conditions that can mimic it, such as pseudoseizures. ...

American Family Physician : Article

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2001/0701/p91.html

Advances in the Treatment of Epilepsy -- American Family Physician

...JULY 1, 2001 / VOLUME 64, NUMBER 1 www.aafp.org/afp AMERICAN FAMILY PHYSICIAN 91 tion or video review because the diagno- sis requires other information, such as age of onset, etiology, family history, seizure frequency, imaging studies, pre- cipitating factors, electroencephalogra-...

American Family Physician

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2001/0701/afp20010701p91.pdf

Advancing Health Equity by Addressing the Social Determinants of Health in Family ...

Read the AAFP's policy on Advancing Health Equity by Addressing the Social Determinants of Health in Family Medicine (Position Paper)

About AAFP |AAFP Policies and Recommendations

https://www.aafp.org/about/policies/all/social-determinants-health-family-medicine.html

Advantages of the No-Scalpel Vasectomy Technique

...June 15, 2012 ◆ Volume 85, Number 12 www.aafp.org/afp American Family Physician 1 Clinical Question Are there advantages to the no-scalpel vasec- tomy (NSV) technique compared with the standard incisional method? Evidence-Based Answer NSV should be used instead of the standard...

American Family Physician

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2012/0615/afp20120615od1.pdf

Advantages of the No-Scalpel Vasectomy Technique - FPIN's Clinical Inquiries - American...

Jun 15, 2012 - NSV should be used instead of the standard incisional method.

American Family Physician : FPIN's Clinical Inquiries

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2012/0615/od1.html

Adverse Drug Reactions: Types and Treatment Options - American Family Physician

Nov 1, 2003 - Drug hypersensitivity results from interactions between a pharmacologic agent and the human immune system. These types of reactions constitute only a small subset of all adverse drug reactions. Allergic reactions to medications represent a specific class of drug hypersensitivity ...

American Family Physician : Article

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2003/1101/p1781.html

Adverse Drug Reactions: Types and Treatment Options - American Family Physician

...Types and Treatment Options MARC A. RIEDL, M.D., and ADRIAN M. CASILLAS, M.D. University of California, Los Angeles, David Geffen School of Medicine, Los Angeles, California See page 1692 for definitions of strength- of-evidence levels. Downloaded from the American Family...

American Family Physician

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2003/1101/afp20031101p1781.pdf

Adverse Reactions to Contrast Material: Recognition, Prevention, and Treatment -- ...

...OCTOBER 1, 2002 / VOLUME 66, NUMBER 7 www.aafp.org/afp AMERICAN FAMILY PHYSICIAN 1229 agents.1 Low-osmolality agents are associ- ated with less discomfort, and fewer cardio- vascular and anaphylactic-type reactions. However, these agents have a significantly higher cost, which...

American Family Physician

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2002/1001/afp20021001p1229.pdf

Adverse Reactions to Contrast Material. Recognition, Prevention and Treatment - ...

Oct 1, 2002 - Adverse reactions to contrast agents range from a mild inconvenience, such as itching associated with hives, to a life-threatening emergency. Renal toxicity is a well known adverse reaction associated with the use of intravenous contrast material. Other forms of adverse reactions ...

American Family Physician : Article

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2002/1001/p1229.html

Advocacy_2016.pdf

...8. Resolution No. 1008 Limiting Increases In Drug Enforcement Agency and State Licensing Fees and Unrelated Fees to Practice Medicine 9. Resolution No. 1009 Single-Payer Health care (Medicare for All) 10. Resolution No. 1010 Call to Repeal State Laws which Punish Pregnant...

Events

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/events/alf_ncsc/business/Advocacy_2016.pdf

Advocacy_Report_2016.pdf

...the following report. The committee’s recommendations on each item will be 2 submitted as a consent calendar and voted on in one vote (page numbers indicate page in 3 reference committee report). An item or items may be extracted for debate. 4 5 RECOMMENDATION: The Reference...

Events

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/events/alf_ncsc/business/Advocacy_Report_2016.pdf

Advocacy, Like Sailing, Means Navigating Turbulent Seas

John Cullen, M.D., knows the ropes of sailing and advocacy. In this Leader Voices blog post, he says both require teamwork and persistence.

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

https://www.aafp.org/news/blogs/leadervoices/entry/20180420lv-sailing.html

Aesthetic Procedures in Office Practice - American Family Physician

Dec 1, 2009 - Since the approval of botulinum toxin, dermal fillers, and lasers for cosmetic use, minimally invasive aesthetic procedures have rapidly become the treatments of choice for age-related facial changes.

American Family Physician : Article

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2009/1201/p1231.html

AFP 2018: How We’re Doing - Editorials - American Family Physician

Jun 15, 2018 - This editorial updates and adds to previous reports on statistics for American Family Physician (AFP).

American Family Physician : Editorials

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2018/0615/p772.html

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