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ACC/AHA and ASNC Release Guidelines for the Clinical Use of Cardiac Radionuclide ...

Mar 1, 2004 - Guidelines for the use of specific nuclear cardiologic techniques in acute ischemic syndromes, chronic syndromes, and heart failure have been published by the American College of Cardiology (ACC)/American Heart Association (AHA) Task Force on Practice Guidelines and the American Society...

American Family Physician : Practice Guidelines

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2004/0301/p1285.html

Urticaria and Angioedema: A Practical Approach - American Family Physician

Mar 1, 2004 - Urticaria (i.e., pruritic, raised wheals) and angioedema (i.e., deep mucocutaneous swelling) occur in up to 25 percent of the U.S. population. Vasoactive mediators released from mast cells and basophils produce the classic wheal and flare reaction. Diagnosis can be challenging, ...

American Family Physician : Article

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2004/0301/p1123.html

AAP Releases Policy Statement on the Prevention of RSV Infections - Practice Guidelines...

Feb 15, 2004 - The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) has released a policy statement on the revised indications for the use of palivizumab and respiratory syncytial virus immune globulin intravenous (RSV-IGIV) for the prevention of RSV infections.

American Family Physician : Practice Guidelines

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2004/0215/p993.html

ACOG Releases Recommendations on Sterilization - Practice Guidelines - American Family ...

Feb 15, 2004 - The Committee on Practice Bulletins-Gynecology of the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG) has released a practice bulletin on sterilization. The bulletin lists methods of surgical sterilization, including laparoscopy, minilaparotomy, and transcervical and ...

American Family Physician : Practice Guidelines

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2004/0215/p994.html

Clinical Briefs - Feb 15, 2004 - American Family Physician

Feb 15, 2004 - ...The Quality Standards Subcommittee of the American Academy of Neurology (AAN) has issued a practice guideline on the use of immunotherapy in patients with Guillain-Barré syndrome. The recommendations are available in the September 2, 2003, issue of Neurology. Guillain-Barré syndrome...

American Family Physician : Clinical Briefs

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2004/0215/p997.html

ACOG Releases Guidelines for Prophylactic Antibiotic Use in Labor and Delivery - ...

Feb 1, 2004 - The American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG) has released a practice bulletin about the use of prophylactic antibiotics during labor and delivery. The bulletin presents a review of clinical situations in which prophylactic antibiotics frequently are prescribed and ...

American Family Physician : Practice Guidelines

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2004/0201/p740.html

AAP Releases Policy Statement on Poison Treatment in the Home - Practice Guidelines - ...

Feb 1, 2004 - The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) has released a statement about poisoning in the home. According to the American Association of Poison Control Centers (AAPCC), approximately 1.2 million children younger than six years ingest a poisonous substance each year.

American Family Physician : Practice Guidelines

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2004/0201/p741.html

Strength of Recommendation Taxonomy (SORT): A Patient-Centered Approach to Grading ...

Feb 1, 2004 - A large number of taxonomies are used to rate the quality of an individual study and the strength of a recommendation based on a body of evidence. We have developed a new grading scale that will be used by several family medicine and primary care journals (required or optional), with ...

American Family Physician : Article

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2004/0201/p548.html

Making Evidence-Based Medicine Doable in Everyday Practice -- FPM

Feb 1, 2004 - Finding the evidence you need is getting easier than you ever thought possible.

Family Practice Management : Articles

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2004/0200/p51.html

A One-Stop Health Care Request - Curbside Consultation - American Family Physician

Feb 1, 2004 - This scenario is likely to be common in clinics such as the one described here. This physician's frustration with the patient, his family members, and the system as a whole is evident. Providing care to a transient visitor with a chronic disease is a difficult proposition. While many ...

American Family Physician : Curbside Consultation

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2004/0201/p750.html

ACOG Releases Bulletin on Managing Cervical Insufficiency - Practice Guidelines - ...

Jan 15, 2004 - The American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG) recently published a clinical management guideline on cervical insufficiency. This report also includes evidence for screening asymptomatic at-risk women.

American Family Physician : Practice Guidelines

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2004/0115/p436.html

Recommended Childhood and Adolescent Immunization Schedule, United States, January to ...

Jan 1, 2004 - The 2004 Recommended Childhood and Adolescent Immunization Schedule, January to June, is now available and includes updates on childhood immunizations.

American Family Physician : Practice Guidelines

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2004/0101/p206.html

Creating an Electronic Filing Cabinet -- FPM

Jan 1, 2004 - This article describes how physicians can create an electronic filing cabinet that allows them to access select journal articles and other medical references easily, quickly and from any computer.

Family Practice Management : Articles

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2004/0100/p65.html

Look for Tear-Outs of the 2004 Childhood and Adolescent Immunization Schedules - Inside...

Jan 1, 2004 - ...childhood and adolescent immunization schedules. The perforated, fold-out schedules are printed in larger type and can be found in the Practice Guidelines section along with an editorial highlighting the changes in the schedules (see page 206), by Richard K. Zimmerman, M.D., M.P.H....

American Family Physician : Inside AFP

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2004/0101/p11.html

The 2004 Recommended Adult Immunization Schedule - Practice Guidelines - American ...

Dec 15, 2003 - The Recommended Adult Immunization Schedule, United States, 2003–2004 is now available, as cooperation continues between the American Academy of Family Physicians (AAFP), the Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP), and the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists...

American Family Physician : Practice Guidelines

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2003/1215/p2453.html

ACIP Releases Recommendations for Use of Live, Attenuated Influenza Vaccine - Practice ...

Dec 1, 2003 - A report on the prevention and control of influenza and guidelines for using intranasally administered, trivalent, cold-adapted, live, attenuated influenza vaccine (LAIV) has been released by he Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP) of the Centers for Disease Control and ...

American Family Physician : Practice Guidelines

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2003/1201/p2275.html

Amiodarone: Guidelines for Use and Monitoring - American Family Physician

Dec 1, 2003 - Amiodarone is a potent antiarrhythmic agent that is used to treat ventricular arrhythmias and atrial fibrillation. The drug prevents the recurrence of life-threatening ventricular arrhythmias and produces a modest reduction of sudden deaths in high-risk patients. Amiodarone is more ...

American Family Physician : Article

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2003/1201/p2189.html

Letters - Nov 2003 -- FPM

Dec 1, 2003 - ...not true; much of the information in the POEMs, diagnostic test database, Cochrane Database, Griffith’s 5-Minute Clinical Consult and practice guideline summaries (all part of InfoRetriever) fits this description. We agree that evidence-based medicine means basing decisions on the...

Family Practice Management : Letters

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2003/1100/p10.html

ACOG Releases Guidelines on Cervical Cytology Screening - Practice Guidelines - ...

Nov 15, 2003 - The American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG) recently published a clinical management guideline on cervical cytology screening. In the United States, cervical cancer remains the third most common gynecologic malignancy.

American Family Physician : Practice Guidelines

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2003/1115/p2081.html

Common Hyperpigmentation Disorders in Adults: Part I. Diagnostic Approach, Cafe au Lait...

Nov 15, 2003 - The cause of hyperpigmentation usually is traced to the activity and presence of melanocytes. Cafe au lait macules may be solitary benign findings or may indicate the presence of neurofibromatosis with its associated complications. Diffuse hyperpigmentation should prompt a search for ...

American Family Physician : Article

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2003/1115/p1955.html

ATS, CDC, and IDSA Update Recommendations on the Treatment of Tuberculosis - Practice ...

Nov 1, 2003 - Recommendations for the treatment of tuberculosis in settings where mycobacterial cultures, radiographic facilities, and drug susceptibility testing are available have been published by the American Thoracic Society (ATS), the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), and the ...

American Family Physician : Practice Guidelines

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2003/1101/p1854.html

Some Questions for Readers - Inside AFP - American Family Physician

Nov 1, 2003 - ...Practice Guidelines Medicine and Society Clinical Briefs Patient Information Collections 2. How would you compare Tips and POEMs? Prefer Tips over POEMs Prefer POEMs over Tips Like both formats equally Don't like either format 3. What is the reason for your answer to question 2?...

American Family Physician : Inside AFP

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2003/1101/p1691.html

AAP Releases Policy Statement on Eye Examinations - Practice Guidelines - American ...

Oct 15, 2003 - The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) has released a policy statement on eye examinations in infants, children, and young adults. The report focuses on the importance of early detection and prompt treatment of ocular disorders in children to avoid permanent visual impairment.

American Family Physician : Practice Guidelines

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2003/1015/p1664.html

Strategies to Improve Diabetes Care - Editorials - American Family Physician

Oct 15, 2003 - ...reminders, physician feedback), practice redesign (e.g., team care, planned visits, case management), decision support (e.g., practice guidelines, physician education), and self-management support (e.g., patient education, training patients in goalsetting skills). In diabetes...

American Family Physician : Editorials

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2003/1015/p1500.html

ACIP Releases 2003 Guidelines on the Prevention and Control of Influenza - Practice ...

Oct 1, 2003 - The Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP) of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has issued recommendations on the prevention and control of influenza for the 2003–2004 influenza season.

American Family Physician : Practice Guidelines

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2003/1001/p1426.html

Evaluation of Epigastric Discomfort and Management of Dyspepsia and GERD - Practice ...

Sep 15, 2003 - The Institute for Clinical Systems Improvement (ICSI) recently published a guideline on the evaluation and management of dyspepsia and gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD).

American Family Physician : Practice Guidelines

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2003/0915/p1215.html

Physicians Should Counsel Patients About Exercise - Letters to the Editor - American ...

Sep 15, 2003 - ...Because many clinical practice guidelines recommend physical activity for patients who are obese, even when they do not lose weight, the optimal intensity level will depend on the patient's objectives. If, as the authors state,1 the patient is searching for weight reduction then the...

American Family Physician : Letter

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2003/0915/ol1.html

AHA Releases Statement on Exercise and Heart Failure - Practice Guidelines - American ...

Sep 1, 2003 - Although discomfort during exercise is a principal reason that patients with heart failure seek medical care, exercise training is safe and can benefit these patients, according to the American Heart Association (AHA).

American Family Physician : Practice Guidelines

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2003/0901/p969.html

ACEP Releases Clinical Policy on Evaluation and Management of Pulmonary Embolism - ...

Aug 15, 2003 - A clinical policy focusing on critical issues in the evaluation and management of patients with signs and symptoms of pulmonary embolism (PE) has been released by the American College of Emergency Physicians (ACEP).

American Family Physician : Practice Guidelines

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2003/0815/p759.html

Poems & Tips From Other Journals - American Family Physician

Aug 15, 2003 - ...are still recommended by all of the major clinical practice guidelines. This is one of the largest and best designed studies of this practice, and it is part of a larger clinical trial comparing strict use of a practice guideline at nine hospitals with usual care at 10 hospitals....

American Family Physician : Tip

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2003/0815/p721a.html

ACIP Issues Guidelines on the Use of Smallpox Vaccine in a Pre-Event Vaccination ...

Aug 1, 2003 - Recommendations for the use of smallpox vaccine in a pre-event vaccination program are now available from the Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP), the National Vaccine Advisory Committee (NVAC), and the Healthcare Infection Control Practices Advisory Committee (HICPAC).

American Family Physician : Practice Guidelines

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2003/0801/p554.html

Tips From Other Journals - American Family Physician

Aug 1, 2003 - ...Practice guidelines from the American Academy of Pediatrics recommend renal ultrasonography and voiding cystourethrography (VCUG) in all children two months to two years of age with a documented first urinary tract infection (UTI). Other authorities have suggested using renal...

American Family Physician : Tip

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2003/0801/p538.html

NHLBI Releases New High Blood Pressure Guidelines - Practice Guidelines - American ...

Jul 15, 2003 - New guidelines for the prevention and management of hypertension are available from the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI). According to the NHLBI, hypertension affects about 50 million persons in the United States.

American Family Physician : Practice Guidelines

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2003/0715/p376.html

NAEPP Updates Guidelines for the Diagnosis and Management of Asthma - Practice ...

Jul 1, 2003 - The National Asthma Education and Prevention Program (NAEPP) has published an update of their guidelines on diagnosing and managing asthma. The report identifies a set of 10 clinical activities for reducing symptoms and preventing exacerbations in patients with asthma.

American Family Physician : Practice Guidelines

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2003/0701/p169.html

CDC Updates Guidelines for Prevention and Control of Infections with Hepatitis Viruses ...

Jun 15, 2003 - The National Center for Infectious Diseases recently issued consolidated and updated guidelines for the prevention and control of infections with hepatitis viruses in juvenile and adult correctional settings.

American Family Physician : Practice Guidelines

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2003/0615/p2620.html

AAP Issues Screening Recommendations to Identify Hearing Loss in Children - Practice ...

Jun 1, 2003 - The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) has released screening recommendations for assessing hearing loss in children of all ages. Failure to detect children with congenital or acquired hearing loss may result in lifelong deficits in speech and language acquisition, poor academic ...

American Family Physician : Practice Guidelines

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2003/0601/p2409.html

AAP Releases Policy Statement on Identifying and Treating Eating Disorders - Practice ...

May 15, 2003 - The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) has released a statement on identifying and evaluating eating disorders; outpatient, hospital, and day-program treatment options; and prevention and advocacy suggestions.

American Family Physician : Practice Guidelines

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2003/0515/p2224.html

Clinical Briefs - May 15, 2003 - American Family Physician

May 15, 2003 - ...Management decisions emanating from the multidisciplinary conference should be guided by locally agreed-on adaptations of clinical practice guidelines or other evidence. All patients should be evaluated as potential candidates for clinical trials, and enrollment should be...

American Family Physician : Clinical Briefs

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2003/0515/p2227.html

ACS Updates Guidelines for the Early Detection of Cervical Neoplasia and Cancer - ...

May 1, 2003 - Guidelines for the early detection of cervical neoplasia and cancer are available from the American Cancer Society (ACS). The ACS recommends that cervical cancer screening begin approximately three years after the onset of vaginal intercourse or no later than 21 years of age.

American Family Physician : Practice Guidelines

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2003/0501/p2011.html

Evidence-Based-Medicine Tools for Your Palm-Top Computer -- FPM

May 1, 2003 - The author evaluates a list of evidence-based resources for the personal digital assistant and offers tips for better utilization of these resources at the point of care.

Family Practice Management : Articles

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2003/0500/p73.html

CDC Releases Guidelines for Treating Adverse Reactions to Smallpox Vaccination - ...

Apr 15, 2003 - The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has issued guidelines for diagnosing and treating adverse reactions to smallpox vaccination in the preoutbreak setting. Smallpox vaccine is made from live vaccinia virus but does not contain variola virus, which causes smallpox.

American Family Physician : Practice Guidelines

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2003/0415/p1827.html

Diagnosis and Treatment of Sick Sinus Syndrome - American Family Physician

Apr 15, 2003 - Sick sinus syndrome comprises a variety of conditions involving sinus node dysfunction and commonly affects elderly persons. While the syndrome can have many causes, it usually is idiopathic. Patients may experience syncope, pre-syncope, palpitations, or dizziness; however, they often ...

American Family Physician : Article

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2003/0415/p1725.html

An Update on Bioterrorism - Inside AFP - American Family Physician

Apr 15, 2003 - ...find a summary of CDC guidelines for diagnosing and treating adverse reactions to smallpox vaccination in the preoutbreak setting.(See Practice Guidelines on page1827.) The guidelines are also available atwww.cdc.gov/mmwr/preview/mmwrhtml/rr5204a1.htm. For convenient access to...

American Family Physician : Inside AFP

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2003/0415/p1658.html

ACOG Releases Guidelines on Diagnosis and Management of Polycystic Ovary Syndrome - ...

Apr 1, 2003 - The American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG) has published a clinical management guideline on the diagnosis and management of polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS). As proposed by the National Institutes of Health (NIH), the diagnostic criteria are chronic anovulation and ...

American Family Physician : Practice Guidelines

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2003/0401/p1619.html

AAFP/ACP-ASIM Release Guidelines on the Management and Prevention of Migraines - ...

Mar 15, 2003 - Guidelines for primary care physicians on the pharmacologic management of acute migraine attacks and the prevention of migraines are available from the American Academy of Family Physicians (AAFP) and the American College of Physicians–American Society of Internal Medicine (ACP-ASIM).

American Family Physician : Practice Guidelines

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2003/0315/p1392.html

AAP Releases Clinical Report on Head Lice - Practice Guidelines - American Family ...

Mar 15, 2003 - The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) has released a statement clarifying issues of diagnosis and treatment of head lice and making recommendations for dealing with it in the school setting.

American Family Physician : Practice Guidelines

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2003/0315/p1391.html

CDC Updates Guidelines for Prevention of Perinatal Group B Streptococcal Disease - ...

Mar 1, 2003 - The National Center for Infectious Diseases (NCID) recently issued revised guidelines for prevention of perinatal group B streptococcal (GBS) disease. GBS disease remains one of the leading causes of newborn morbidity and mortality, resulting in an estimated 1,600 early-onset cases and ...

American Family Physician : Practice Guidelines

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2003/0301/p1121.html

Diagnosis and Management of Group A Streptococcal Pharyngitis - Practice Guidelines - ...

Feb 15, 2003 - The Infectious Diseases Society of America (IDSA) recently updated a 1997 guideline for the diagnosis and management of group A streptococcal pharyngitis. The IDSA defined group A streptococcal pharyngitis as an acute infection of the oropharynx or nasopharynx that is caused by ...

American Family Physician : Practice Guidelines

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2003/0215/p880.html

Diary from a Week in Practice - Feb 15, 2003 - American Family Physician

Feb 15, 2003 - ...United States Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) practice recommendations, suggested KS. Often, the physician can explain current practice guidelines, but if the patient remains unconvinced, she can be referred to the Web site. The easiest way to access this service is to...

American Family Physician : Diary from a Week in Practice

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2003/0215/p724.html

Tips From Other Journals - American Family Physician

Feb 15, 2003 - ...inhaled beta agonists in this fashion, intravenous administration of the medication may provide an earlier response. Current clinical practice guidelines from Europe, Canada, and the United States suggest that beta agonists can be administered intravenously or subcutaneously as...

American Family Physician : Tip

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2003/0215/p810a.html

AHA Releases Scientific Statement on Cardiovascular Health in Childhood - Practice ...

Feb 1, 2003 - The American Heart Association (AHA) recently published a scientific statement on cardiovascular health in childhood. Coronary heart disease is the leading cause of death in the United States, making it responsible for about 500,000 deaths each year.

American Family Physician : Practice Guidelines

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2003/0201/p645.html

Thyroid Nodules - American Family Physician

Feb 1, 2003 - Palpable thyroid nodules occur in 4 to 7 percent of the population, but nodules found incidentally on ultrasonography suggest a prevalence of 19 to 67 percent. The majority of thyroid nodules are asymptomatic. Because about 5 percent of all palpable nodules are found to be malignant, ...

American Family Physician : Article

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2003/0201/p559.html

How to Get More Out of AFP - Inside AFP - American Family Physician

Feb 1, 2003 - ...AFP publishes original clinical review articles in addition to highlights from the major research journals and the most authoritative practice guidelines. Look for practical take-home points from AFP's articles. Remember that AFP's original contributed articles have gone through...

American Family Physician : Inside AFP

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2003/0201/p445.html

NIH Releases Statement on Managing Pain, Depression, and Fatigue in Cancer - Practice ...

Jan 15, 2003 - The National Institutes of Health (NIH) has released a statement on the management of cancer symptoms, including pain, depression, and fatigue. Physicians need to be able to identify who is at risk for these cancer-related symptoms, what treatments work best to address these problems, ...

American Family Physician : Practice Guidelines

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2003/0115/p423.html

Diagnosis of Eating Disorders in Primary Care - American Family Physician

Jan 15, 2003 - Eating disorders, particularly anorexia nervosa and bulimia nervosa, are significant causes of morbidity and mortality among adolescent females and young women. Eating disorders are associated with devastating medical and psychologic consequences, including death, osteoporosis, growth ...

American Family Physician : Article

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2003/0115/p297.html

Recommended Childhood and Adolescent Immunization Schedule, United States, 2003 and ...

Jan 1, 2003 - The 2003 Recommended Childhood and Adolescent Immunization Schedule is now available, and includes a harmonized catch-up schedule for children who are behind in immunizations. The catch-up schedule offers specific guidance regarding the minimum time between doses as well as the number ...

American Family Physician : Practice Guidelines

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2003/0101/p188.html

The 2003 Recommended Adult Immunization Schedule - Practice Guidelines - American ...

Dec 15, 2002 - The 2003 Recommended Adult Immunization Schedule provides age-based recommendations for routine vaccinations in a color-coded chart. In addition, it summarizes the recommendations and some contraindications of eight vaccines for adults with various medical conditions.

American Family Physician : Practice Guidelines

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2002/1215/p2329.html

Overview of Histoplasmosis - American Family Physician

Dec 15, 2002 - Histoplasmosis is an endemic infection in most of the United States and can be found worldwide. The spectrum of this illness ranges from asymptomatic infection to severe disseminated disease. Life-threatening illness is usually associated with an immunocompromised state; however, 20 ...

American Family Physician : Article

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2002/1215/p2247.html

AHRQ Releases Review of Treatments for Allergic and Nonallergic Rhinitis - Practice ...

Dec 1, 2002 - Rhinitis, classified as allergic or nonallergic, is a disorder characterized by inflammation of the mucous membranes lining the nasal passages. An evidence report from the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) provides a review of the available literature on the various ...

American Family Physician : Practice Guidelines

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2002/1201/p2164.html

Migraine Headache, Evidence-Based Guidelines, and the AAFP - Editorials - American ...

Dec 1, 2002 - ...the Agency for Health Care Policy and Research (AHCPR; now the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality) created evidence-based practice guidelines for clinicians. Many physicians may be familiar with (and may still have on their bookshelves) a series of AHCPR guideline booklets...

American Family Physician : Editorials

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2002/1201/p2050.html

CDC Releases 2002 Guidelines for Treating STDs: Part II. Human Papillomavirus and ...

Nov 15, 2002 - The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has published the 2002 guidelines for treating sexually transmitted diseases (STDs). Information on human papillomavirus (HPV) and hepatitis is included.

American Family Physician : Practice Guidelines

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2002/1115/p1996.html

Preoperative Cardiac Risk Assessment - American Family Physician

Nov 15, 2002 - Heart disease is the leading cause of mortality in the United States. An important subset of heart disease is perioperative myocardial infarction, which affects approximately 50,000 persons each year. The American College of Cardiology (ACC) and American Heart Association (AHA) have ...

American Family Physician : Article

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2002/1115/p1889.html

A Common Sense Approach to Perioperative Evaluation - Editorials - American Family ...

Nov 15, 2002 - ...of Michigan Health System. Dr. Eagle was a member of the American College of Cardiology/American Heart Association Task Force on Practice Guidelines (Committee to Update the 1996 Guidelines on Perioperative Cardiovascular Evaluation for Noncardiac Surgery). Address correspondence to...

American Family Physician : Editorials

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2002/1115/p1824.html

CDC Releases 2002 Guidelines for Treating STDs: Part I. Diseases Characterized by ...

Nov 1, 2002 - The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has published the 2002 guidelines for treating sexually transmitted diseases (STDs). Information on diseases characterized by vaginal discharge, as well as pelvic inflammatory disease (PID) is included.

American Family Physician : Practice Guidelines

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2002/1101/p1777.html

Tips From Other Journals - American Family Physician

Nov 1, 2002 - ...third of cases when the appendix is perforated or gangrenous. Helmer and colleagues studied the effect of an evidence-based clinical practice guideline in reducing infectious complications of appendectomy. View/Print Figure Appendicitis Protocol FIGURE. Standardized protocol for...

American Family Physician : Tip

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2002/1101/p1773a.html

American Cancer Society Releases Guidelines on Nutrition and Physical Activity for ...

Oct 15, 2002 - The American Cancer Society (ACS) has issued its 2002 update on guidelines for reducing the risk of cancer with healthy food choices and physical activity.

American Family Physician : Practice Guidelines

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2002/1015/p1555.html

Obstructive Sleep Apnea Syndrome in Children - Practice Guidelines - American Family ...

Oct 1, 2002 - The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) has developed a practice guideline on the diagnosis and management of obstructive sleep apnea syndrome in children. This syndrome occurs in children of all ages, but it is thought to be most common in preschool-aged children.

American Family Physician : Practice Guidelines

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2002/1001/p1338.html

Hypertension and Diabetes: Family Physicians' Pivotal Role - Editorials - American ...

Oct 1, 2002 - ...These guidelines can be found in the Clinical Practice Guidelines set forth by the American Diabetes Association.2 Four key risk factors should be monitored and, if found to be above goal levels, an intervention should be specified. These risk factors and specified goals include the...

American Family Physician : Editorials

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2002/1001/p1151.html

Updated Guidelines for Perioperative Cardiovascular Evaluation for Noncardiac Surgery -...

Sep 15, 2002 - The American College of Cardiology/American Heart Association (ACC/AHA) recently updated the 1996 guidelines on perioperative cardiovascular evaluation for noncardiac surgery.

American Family Physician : Practice Guidelines

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2002/0915/p1096.html

ACIP Releases 2002 Guidelines on the Prevention and Control of Influenza - Practice ...

Sep 1, 2002 - The Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP) of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has issued recommendations on the prevention and control of influenza for the 2002–2003 influenza season.

American Family Physician : Practice Guidelines

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2002/0901/p894.html

Treatment of Ethylene Glycol Poisoning - American Family Physician

Sep 1, 2002 - Ingestion of ethylene glycol may be an important contributor in patients with metabolic acidosis of unknown cause and subsequent renal failure. Expeditious diagnosis and treatment will limit metabolic toxicity and decrease morbidity and mortality. Ethylene glycol poisoning should be ...

American Family Physician : Article

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2002/0901/p807.html

American Cancer Society Issues 2002 Guidelines for the Early Detection of Cancer - ...

Aug 15, 2002 - The American Cancer Society (ACS) has issued its 2002 update of cancer screening. The screening guidelines are organized by site of cancer and include discussions of recent research, recommended tests or procedures, recommended frequency of testing, and updates on the state of research ...

American Family Physician : Practice Guidelines

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2002/0815/p682.html

AAP Issues Guidelines for Selecting and Using the Most Appropriate Car Safety Seats - ...

Aug 1, 2002 - The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) has issued recommendations on selecting and installing safety seats and how to place a child in the seat. Factors that parents should consider before buying a car safety seat for infants and children are included.

American Family Physician : Practice Guidelines

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2002/0801/p509.html

ACOG practice bulletin on diagnosing and managing preeclampsia and eclampsia. - ...

Jul 15, 2002 - The American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG) has developed a practice bulletin on the diagnosis and management of preeclampsia and eclampsia.

American Family Physician : Practice Guidelines

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2002/0715/p330.html

NIH Releases Statement on Osteoporosis Prevention, Diagnosis, and Therapy - Practice ...

Jul 1, 2002 - Osteoporosis is a disorder of the skeletal system characterized by weakened bone strength, which results in an increased risk of fracture. The National Institutes of Health (NIH) has released a consensus statement on the prevention, diagnosis, and therapy of osteoporosis.

American Family Physician : Practice Guidelines

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2002/0701/p161.html

Managing Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia - American Family Physician

Jul 1, 2002 - Medical and surgical options for the treatment of benign prostatic hyperplasia have expanded in recent years. Saw palmetto, the most widely used complementary medication, is less effective than standard medical therapy but has fewer side effects. Although non-selective alpha blockers ...

American Family Physician : Article

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2002/0701/p77.html

AUA and ASRM Produce Recommendations for Male Infertility - Practice Guidelines - ...

Jun 15, 2002 - The American Urological Association, Inc. (AUA) and the American Society for Reproductive Medicine (ASRM) have collaborated to produce recommendations intended to assist in the diagnosis and treatment of male infertility.

American Family Physician : Practice Guidelines

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2002/0615/p2589.html

Significant FDA Approvals in 2001 - Practice Guidelines - American Family Physician

Jun 1, 2002 - In 2001, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) launched numerous initiatives to assure the availability of medical products for the treatment of injuries that could be caused by terrorists using biologic, chemical, or nuclear agents.

American Family Physician : Practice Guidelines

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2002/0601/p2377.html

The Care of Low Back Problems: Less Is More - Editorials - American Family Physician

Jun 1, 2002 - ...This recommendation is consistent with the 1994 Agency for Health Care Policy and Research (AHCPR) clinical practice guideline for acute low back problems in adults.2 These evidence-based guidelines emphasize the identification of red flags in the patient history, the performance of...

American Family Physician : Editorials

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2002/0601/p2217.html

ACOG Practice Bulletin on Thyroid Disease in Pregnancy - Practice Guidelines - American...

May 15, 2002 - Guidelines developed by the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG) discuss changes in thyroid function during pregnancy, hyperthyroidism, hypothyroidism, and clinical considerations; and provides recommendations.

American Family Physician : Practice Guidelines

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2002/0515/p2158.html

Revised Growth Charts for Children - Practice Guidelines - American Family Physician

May 1, 2002 - In May, 2000, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) published revised growth charts for children. For the first time, the charts include body mass index (BMI) for children two to 20 years of age.

American Family Physician : Practice Guidelines

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2002/0501/p1941.html

American College of Foot and Ankle Surgeons: Diagnosis and Treatment of Heel Pain - ...

Apr 15, 2002 - The American College of Foot and Ankle Surgeons (ACFAS) has developed a guideline on heel pain. The guideline contains pathways (algorithms) for the treatment of heel pain based on underlying cause.

American Family Physician : Practice Guidelines

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2002/0415/p1686.html

Introduction to AAFP Summary of Recommendations for Periodic Health Examinations - ...

Apr 1, 2002 - The American Academy of Family Physicians (AAFP) has updated the Summary of Policy Recommendations for Periodic Health Examinations. The recommendations include the examinations that should be offered, those that should not be done, those considered an option, and those with ...

American Family Physician : Practice Guidelines

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2002/0401/p1467.html

Clinical Briefs - Apr 1, 2002 - American Family Physician

Apr 1, 2002 - ...The guidelines were developed using an evidence-based approach advocated by the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force and public health practice guidelines. The updated guidelines appear in the November 9, 2001 issue of Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report. The CDC guidelines are...

American Family Physician : Clinical Briefs

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2002/0401/p1468.html

Corrections - Apr 1, 2002 - American Family Physician

Apr 1, 2002 - ...An article in Practice Guidelines entitled AAP Issues Recommendations on the Prevention and Treatment of Lyme Disease (June 1, 2000, page 3263) incorrectly referred to Lyme disease as an insect-borne illness. Ticks are arachnids rather than insects. The first sentence of the second...

American Family Physician : Corrections

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2002/0401/p1281a.html

AAP Issues Recommendations for the Management of Sinusitis in Children - Practice ...

Mar 15, 2002 - The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) has issued recommendations for physicians to diagnose, evaluate, and treat patients between one and 21 years of age who present with uncomplicated acute, subacute, and recurrent acute bacterial sinusitis.

American Family Physician : Practice Guidelines

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2002/0315/p1216.html

AAP Updates Statement for Transfer of Drugs and Other Chemicals Into Breast Milk - ...

Mar 1, 2002 - A statement intended to update the list of agents transferred into breast milk and describe possible effects on the infant or lactation, if any are known, is now available from the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP).

American Family Physician : Practice Guidelines

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2002/0301/p979.html

Recognition and Management of Hereditary Hemochromatosis - American Family Physician

Mar 1, 2002 - Hereditary hemochromatosis is the most common inherited single-gene disorder in people of northern European descent. It is characterized by increased intestinal absorption of iron, with deposition of the iron in multiple organs. Previously, the classic description was combined diabetes ...

American Family Physician : Article

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2002/0301/p853.html

AAP Guidelines on Treatment of Children with ADHD - Practice Guidelines - American ...

Feb 15, 2002 - The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) has issued a new guideline for the treatment of school-aged children (six to 12 years) with attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD).

American Family Physician : Practice Guidelines

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2002/0215/p726.html

Clinical Briefs - Feb 15, 2002 - American Family Physician

Feb 15, 2002 - ...Management of Specific Breast Abnormalities. The information is intended as a resource for agencies and organizations in developing practice guidelines or other quality-related measures. The review focuses on women with clinical or mammographic breast abnormalities who have specific...

American Family Physician : Clinical Briefs

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2002/0215/p731.html

How Well Do You Know AFP? Take Our Trivia Quiz - Inside AFP - American Family Physician

Feb 15, 2002 - ...B. Practice Guidelines. C. Photo Quiz. (Answer: A. Tips from Other Journals ranks as the leading clinical department in AFP; from January 2000 through December 2001, AFP published 1,030 Tips.) Q10. Approximately how many artists' work appeared in AFP last year? A. 20. B. 40. C....

American Family Physician : Inside AFP

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2002/0215/p540.html

ACOG Issues Recommendations on Assessment of Risk Factors for Preterm Birth - Practice ...

Feb 1, 2002 - The American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG) has issued new recommendations on assessing risk factors for preterm birth. These recommendations discuss risk factors, markers for predicting preterm birth, and clinical considerations.

American Family Physician : Practice Guidelines

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2002/0201/p509.html

Improving Anticoagulation Management at the Point of Care -- FPM

Feb 1, 2002 - Stop treating lab results. These easy-to-use devices return the focus of warfarin therapy to treating the patient.

Family Practice Management : Articles

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2002/0200/p35.html

PHS Guidelines for Management of Occupational Exposure to HBV, HCV and HIV: HIV ...

Jan 15, 2002 - Guidelines for the management of health care personnel who have occupational exposure to blood and other body fluids that might contain hepatitis B virus (HBV), hepatitis C virus (HCV) or human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) are available from the U.S. Public Health Service (PHS).

American Family Physician : Practice Guidelines

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2002/0115/p322.html

How to Write an Evidence-Based Clinical Review Article - American Family Physician

Jan 15, 2002 - Traditional clinical review articles, also known as updates, differ from systematic reviews and meta-analyses. Updates selectively review the medical literature while discussing a topic broadly. Non-quantitative systematic reviews comprehensively examine the medical literature, seeking ...

American Family Physician : Article

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2002/0115/p251.html

Guideline Implementation: Why Don't We Do It? - Editorials - American Family Physician

Jan 15, 2002 - ...It describes a group practice in Louisiana that decided to compare their care with the National Institutes of Health (NIH) General Practice Guidelines for the Diagnosis and Management of Asthma. The practice's chart reviews revealed that their treatment was focused on managing acute...

American Family Physician : Editorials

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2002/0115/p176.html

The 2002 Recommended Childhood Immunization Schedule and Progress Toward Elimination of...

Jan 1, 2002 - The 2002 Recommended Childhood Immunization Schedule is now available. The format of the 2002 schedule differs somewhat from the 2001 schedule; it is based in large part on the modifications developed by the Minnesota Department of Health.

American Family Physician : Practice Guidelines

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2002/0101/p127.html

PHS Guidelines for Management of Occupational Exposure to HBV, HCV and HIV: Management ...

Dec 15, 2001 - The U.S. Public Health Service (PHS) has updated its previous guidelines for the management of health care personnel who have occupational exposure to blood and other body fluids that might contain hepatitis B virus (HBV), hepatitis C virus (HCV) or human immunodeficiency virus (HIV).

American Family Physician : Practice Guidelines

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2001/1215/p2012.html

AFP Publishes Newborn Hearing Recommendations Released by the U.S. Preventive Services ...

Dec 15, 2001 - ...Approach, which was restarted in the December 1 issue with a case study on tobacco cessation (drawn in this case from a clinical practice guideline from the U.S. Public Health Service). The USPSTF reports—including the one in this issue—and the case studies are now part of AFP's CME...

American Family Physician : Inside AFP

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2001/1215/p1927.html

CDC Updates Interim Guidelines for Anthrax Exposure Management and Antimicrobial ...

Dec 1, 2001 - The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has released an update to guidelines for anthrax exposure. The update includes the susceptibility patterns of Bacillus anthracis isolates, and provides interim recommendations for managing potential threats and exposures and for ...

American Family Physician : Practice Guidelines

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2001/1201/p1901.html

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