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Use of Media by School-Aged Children and Adolescents: A Policy Statement from the AAP

July 1, 2017: Practice Guidelines

American Family Physician

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2017/0701/afp20170701p56.pdf

Cerumen Impaction: An Updated Guideline from the AAO-HNSF

August 1, 2017: Practice Guidelines

American Family Physician

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2017/0815/afp20170815p263.pdf

Newly Detected Atrial Fibrillation: AAFP Updates Guideline on Pharmacologic Management

September 1, 2017: Practice Guidelines

American Family Physician

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2017/0901/afp20170901p332.pdf

Reflux-Cough Syndrome: Management Guidelines from the ACCP

October 15, 2017: Practice Guidelines

American Family Physician

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2017/1101/afp20171101p611.pdf

Spondyloarthritis: NICE Releases Guidelines on Diagnosis and Treatment

December 1, 2017: Practice Guidelines

American Family Physician

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2017/1115/afp20171115p677.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

ACOG Releases Guideline on Gestational Diabetes

September 15, 2014 Practice Guidelines

American Family Physician

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2014/0915/afp20140915p416.pdf

The AHA and ASA Release Guideline for Prevention of Future Stroke in Patients with ...

January 15, 2015 Practice Guidelines

American Family Physician

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2015/0115/afp20150115p136.pdf

ACIP Releases 2015 Adult Immunization Schedule

February 15, 2015 Practice Guidelines

American Family Physician

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2015/0215/afp20150215p264.pdf

ACP Provides Guidance on Screening Pelvic Examination in Women

May 1, 2015 Practice Guidelines

American Family Physician

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2015/0515/afp20150515p732.pdf

Diagnosis and Nonsurgical Treatment of DDH in Infants Up to Six Months of Age: ...

August 1, 2015 Practice Guidelines

American Family Physician

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2015/0615/afp20150615p882.pdf

Prevention of Recurrent Nephrolithiasis: Dietary and Pharmacologic Options Recommended ...

August 15, 2015 Practice Guidelines

American Family Physician

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2015/0815/afp20150815p311.pdf

Reducing Obstetric Hemorrhage: Recommendations from the National Partnership for ...

October 15, 2015 Practice Guidelines

American Family Physician

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2015/1001/afp20151001p643.pdf

ACOG Releases Recommendations on Screening for Perinatal Depression

October 15, 2015 Practice Guidelines

American Family Physician

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2015/1001/afp20151001p648.pdf

ACCP Provides Updated Recommendations on the Management of Somatic Cough Syndrome and ...

March 1, 2016 Practice Guidelines

American Family Physician

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2016/0301/afp20160301p416.pdf

DGAC Makes Food-Based Recommendations in the 2015-2020 Dietary Guidelines for Americans

March 15, 2016 Practice Guidelines

American Family Physician

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2016/0315/afp20160315p525.pdf

ACP/CDC Provide Guidelines on the Use of Antibiotics for Acute Respiratory Tract ...

December 15, 2016: Practice Guidelines

American Family Physician

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2016/1215/afp20161215p1016.pdf

Peanut Allergy Prevention: Addendum Guidelines from the NIAID

September 1, 2017: Practice Guidelines

American Family Physician

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2017/0715/afp20170715p130.pdf

Buprenorphine Maintenance vs. Methadone Maintenance or Placebo for Opioid Use Disorder ...

Feb 1, 2015 - At dosages greater than 2 mg per day, buprenorphine maintains treatment retention better than placebo. When flexible dosing (doses adjusted based on patient symptoms) is used, the effectiveness of buprenorphine is comparable to that of methadone in suppressing opioid use.

American Family Physician : Cochrane for Clinicians

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2015/0201/p165.html

ART for HIV: Recommendations from the Interventional Antiviral Society-USA Panel

April 15, 2015 Practice Guidelines

American Family Physician

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2015/0601/afp20150601p788.pdf

ART for HIV: Recommendations from the Interventional Antiviral Society-USA Panel

Practice Guidelines

American Family Physician

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2015/0901/afp20150901od1.pdf

Diagnosing and Managing Acute Heart Failure Guidelines: NICE - POEMs - American Family ...

Feb 15, 2015 - There is not much new in these guidelines except some caveats on what not to do. Diagnose new acute heart failure with a natriuretic peptide measurement and, if the level is high, follow with transthoracic echocardiography. Do not routinely treat with opiates, nitrates, inotropes, ...

American Family Physician : POEMs

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2015/0215/p260.html

Should Family Physicians Screen for Testosterone Deficiency in Men? Yes: Screening for ...

Feb 15, 2015 - With the possible exception of patients with cardiovascular disease, testosterone replacement therapy remains a potentially beneficial option in improving health-related quality of life in men.

American Family Physician : Editorials: Controversies in Family Medicine

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2015/0215/p220.html

Improving Quality by Doing Less: Overtreatment - Editorials - American Family Physician

Mar 1, 2015 - The third in a series of AFP editorials that addresses the related issues of over-screening, overdiagnosis, and overtreatment. Overtreatment is an important harm that commonly follows overscreening and overdiagnosis.

American Family Physician : Editorials

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2015/0301/p289.html

AAFP Clinical Policies

View all AAFP Clinical Policies.

|AAFP Policies and Recommendations

https://www.aafp.org/family-physician/patient-care/clinical-recommendations/clinical-practice-guidelines/clinical-policies.html

Surgery for Chronic Aortic Regurgitation: When Should It Be Considered? - American ...

Nov 15, 2001 - Deciding when to operate on a patient with chronic aortic regurgitation may be extremely difficult. The timing of surgery requires consideration of the etiology and pathophysiology of the aortic regurgitation, because aortic valve replacement carries morbidity and mortality that must be...

American Family Physician : Article

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2001/1115/p1709.html

Outpatient Treatment of Systolic Heart Failure - American Family Physician

Dec 1, 2004 - Optimal outpatient treatment of systolic heart failure has three goals that should be pursued simultaneously: (1) control of risk factors for the development and progression of heart failure, (2) treatment of heart failure, and (3) education of patients. Control of risk factors includes...

American Family Physician : Article

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2004/1201/p2157.html

Choosing Wisely

View Choosing Wisely guidelines.

|AAFP Policies and Recommendations

https://www.aafp.org/family-physician/patient-care/clinical-recommendations/clinical-practice-guidelines/choosing-wisely.html

Clinical Preventive Services Recommendations

View all clinical preventive serivces recommendations.

|AAFP Policies and Recommendations

https://www.aafp.org/family-physician/patient-care/clinical-recommendations/clinical-practice-guidelines/clinical-preventive-services-recommendations.html

Management of Normal Pressure Hydrocephalus - American Family Physician

Sep 15, 2004 - Gait instability, urinary incontinence, and dementia are the signs and symptoms typically found in patients who have normal pressure hydrocephalus. Estimated to cause no more than 5 percent of cases of dementia, normal pressure hydrocephalus often is treatable, and accurate recognition ...

American Family Physician : Article

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2004/0915/p1071.html

Improving Quality by Doing Less: Overdiagnosis - Editorials - American Family Physician

Feb 1, 2015 - The second in a series of AFP editorials that addresses the related issues of over-screening, overdiagnosis, and overtreatment. Overdiagnosis occurs when a disease is diagnosed and treated, even though that disease never would have harmed the patient if left untreated.

American Family Physician : Editorials

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2015/0201/p162.html

Intranasal Corticosteroids for Acute Bacterial Sinusitis - Cochrane for Clinicians - ...

Sep 1, 2014 - Compared with patients not treated with intranasal corticosteroids, those who receive them have greater improvement or resolution of symptoms at two to three weeks, regardless of whether antibiotics are used. In a single head-to-head study, patients taking intranasal corticosteroids ...

American Family Physician : Cochrane for Clinicians

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2014/0901/p286.html

Self-Administered GBS Testing in Pregnant Women - FPIN's Clinical Inquiries - American ...

Nov 15, 2014 - There is no difference in the sensitivity of swabs for detecting GBS when collected by patients vs. physicians; therefore, either method can be used. Patients do not express a consistent preference for self-collection of samples vs. collection by a physician.

American Family Physician : FPIN's Clinical Inquiries

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2014/1115/p729.html

Safety of Long-Acting Beta Agonists in Adults with Asthma - Cochrane for Clinicians - ...

Oct 1, 2014 - LABAs appear to be safe when used with inhaled corticosteroids. LABA monotherapy is associated with an increase in asthma-related mortality and nonfatal serious adverse events, but not in all-cause mortality.

American Family Physician : Cochrane for Clinicians

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2014/1001/p453.html

USPSTF Recommendations for Hepatitis B Screening - POEMs - American Family Physician

Dec 1, 2014 - The U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) recommends hepatitis B virus screening for human immunodeficiency virus–positive persons, users of illicit injection drugs, men who have sex with men, household contacts or sex partners of infected persons, and persons born in countries ...

American Family Physician : POEMs

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2014/1201/p795.html

High-Potency Topical Corticosteroids Effective for Alopecia Areata in Children - POEMs ...

Jun 1, 2014 - Clobetasol propionate, 0.05%, applied in a thin layer for six weeks on, six weeks off, is a highly effective and safe treatment for alopecia areata in children; hydrocortisone, 1%, is not.

American Family Physician : POEMs

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2014/0601/p913.html

Should Family Physicians Follow the New ACC/AHA Cholesterol Treatment Guideline? Yes: ...

Aug 15, 2014 - The recommendations appropriately focus treatment on those most likely to benefit.

American Family Physician : Editorials: Controversies in Family Medicine

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2014/0815/p212.html

Choosing Wisely: More Good Clinical Recommendations - American Family Physician

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

American Family Physician : Choosing Wisely Recommendations

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

Effectiveness of Calcium Channel Blockers for Raynaud Phenomenon - Cochrane for ...

Aug 1, 2014 - CCBs are modestly effective at reducing the frequency of attacks of primary Raynaud phenomenon. There is no evidence that attack severity or physiologic measurements are reduced by CCBs. Treatment is associated with adverse effects such as headache, flushing, and edema.

American Family Physician : Cochrane for Clinicians

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2014/0801/p143.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

Management of Influenza in the 2014-2015 Season: Recommendations and Limitations - ...

Oct 15, 2014 - This editorial summarizes the extent of benefits expected from immunization, testing, and antiviral treatment of influenza for the 2014–2015 season.

American Family Physician : Editorials

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2014/1015/p535.html

Antibiotics for Sore Throat - Cochrane for Clinicians - American Family Physician

Jul 1, 2014 - Compared with placebo, antibiotics can shorten the duration of sore throat symptoms by about 16 hours and can reduce complications. In countries where the absolute rates of complications are higher, antibiotic therapy is more likely to be effective. The effectiveness of antibiotic ...

American Family Physician : Cochrane for Clinicians

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2014/0701/p23.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

Topical Preparations for Wound Healing - FPIN's Clinical Inquiries - American Family ...

Jun 15, 2014 - Topical silver should not be used for treatment of nonburn wounds because it does not hasten healing. Medical-grade topical honey can be used to reduce healing time for partial-thickness burns, but it produces no effect on lacerations, surgical wounds, chronic wounds, or vascular ...

American Family Physician : FPIN's Clinical Inquiries

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2014/0615/p978.html

2013 ACC/AHA Cholesterol Guideline Greatly Increases Number Eligible for Statin ...

Aug 15, 2014 - The new guideline from the ACC/AHA increases the number of adults between 40 and 75 years of age who are eligible to take statins by 12.8 million. The largest increases were among adults who would take statins for primary prevention and for adults between 60 and 75 years of age. The ...

American Family Physician : POEMs

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2014/0815/od6.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

Should Family Physicians Follow the New ACC/AHA Cholesterol Treatment Guideline? Not ...

Aug 15, 2014 - The recommendations should have paid more attention to the inherent uncertainties in risk estimates and the importance of individual patient circumstances and preferences.

American Family Physician : Editorials: Controversies in Family Medicine

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2014/0815/p223.html

Topiramate for the Prophylaxis of Episodic Migraine in Adults - Cochrane for Clinicians...

Jul 1, 2014 - Topiramate in a dosage of 100 mg per day is effective for decreasing the frequency of headaches in adults with episodic migraine.

American Family Physician : Cochrane for Clinicians

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2014/0701/p24.html

Diethylstilbestrol Exposure - American Family Physician

May 15, 2004 - Diethylstilbestrol is a synthetic nonsteroidal estrogen that was used to prevent miscarriage and other pregnancy complications between 1938 and 1971 in the United States. In 1971, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration issued a warning about the use of diethylstilbestrol during pregnancy...

American Family Physician : Article

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2004/0515/p2395.html

Efficient Identification of Adults with Depression and Dementia - American Family ...

Sep 15, 2004 - Family physicians must decide how to screen for depression or dementia and which patients to screen. Mental health questionnaires can be helpful. In practice-based screening, questionnaires are administered to all patients, regardless of risk status. In case-finding screening, ...

American Family Physician : Article

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2004/0915/p1101.html

Beyond Analgesia in Palliative Care and End-of-Life Interventions - Editorials - ...

Jul 1, 2014 - Family physicians need a basic skill set that includes facilitating discussions on advance planning and goals, identifying and treating depression and anxiety, and managing pain and symptoms at the end of life.

American Family Physician : Editorials

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2014/0701/p20.html

Corrections - Jun 1, 2014 - American Family Physician

Jun 1, 2014 - ...Incorrect statement regarding etidronate's effect on hip fractures. In the Practice Guideline ACP Releases Guideline on Treatment of Low Bone Mineral Density or Osteoporosis to Prevent Fractures (May 1, 2009, p. 808), the first sentence of the second paragraph (p. 808), which...

American Family Physician : Corrections

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2014/0601/p853a.html

JNC 8 Report on Prevention, Evaluation, and Treatment of Hypertension - POEMs - ...

Apr 1, 2014 - See the Synopsis section for a summary of the updated hypertension treatment recommendations from the Eighth Joint National Committee (JNC 8).

American Family Physician : POEMs

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2014/0401/p574a.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

Evaluation of the Patient with Chronic Cough - American Family Physician

May 1, 2004 - Patients with chronic cough should avoid exposure to irritants that can trigger cough, and those who smoke should stop smoking. Patients who develop chronic cough in association with angiotensin-converting enzyme inhibitor therapy should be switched to an agent from another drug class. ...

American Family Physician : Article

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2004/0501/p2159.html

Management of Group A Beta-Hemolytic Streptococcal Pharyngitis - American Family Physician

Apr 15, 2001 - Bacteria are responsible for approximately 5 to 10 percent of pharyngitis cases, with group A beta-hemolytic streptococci being the most common bacterial etiology. A positive rapid antigen detection test may be considered definitive evidence for treatment; a negative test should be ...

American Family Physician : Article

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2001/0415/p1557.html

Anemia in Children - American Family Physician

Oct 15, 2001 - Anemia in children is commonly encountered by the family physician. Multiple causes exist, but with a thorough history, a physical examination and limited laboratory evaluation a specific diagnosis can usually be established. The use of the mean corpuscular volume to classify the anemia...

American Family Physician : Article

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2001/1015/p1379.html

No Benefit to Addition of Stenting for Treatment of Atherosclerotic Renal Artery ...

Apr 1, 2014 - In patients with severe atherosclerotic renal artery stenosis and hypertension or chronic kidney disease, renal artery stenting does not provide an additional benefit when added to comprehensive medical therapy that includes blood pressure and diabetes mellitus management, and ...

American Family Physician : POEMs

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2014/0401/p576.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

What's New in Childhood Vaccines - Editorials - American Family Physician

Feb 1, 2014 - Recommending and providing childhood vaccines is a vital part of a family physician's role in delivering health care to our youth. This editorial reviews several changes in childhood vaccines in the past two years.

American Family Physician : Editorials

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2014/0201/p153.html

Corticosteroids for the Treatment of Sore Throat - Cochrane for Clinicians - American ...

Jan 1, 2014 - In adults with suspected bacterial pharyngitis who require antibiotic therapy, adding a corticosteroid may increase the likelihood of complete pain resolution at 24 hours. Further study is needed to assess the safety of corticosteroids and whether they can be recommended for presumed ...

American Family Physician : Cochrane for Clinicians

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2014/0101/p14.html

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

Aug 1, 2013 - The Choosing Wisely campaign provides key clinical recommendations for physicians and patients that promote best practices and help avoid unnecessary medical interventions.

American Family Physician : Editorials

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2013/0801/p164.html

Impact of Industry Sponsorship on Research Outcomes - Cochrane for Clinicians - ...

Dec 1, 2013 - Are research studies sponsored by industry more likely to have favorable results and conclusions than studies without industry sponsorship?

American Family Physician : Cochrane for Clinicians

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2013/1201/p746.html

Optimal Antibiotic Regimen for Treating Lower UTI in Children - Cochrane for Clinicians...

Nov 1, 2013 - For the afebrile child with a UTI, a short course (three to seven days) of antibiotics is as effective at preventing the recurrence of symptomatic UTI as a long course (seven to 10 days). There is no clear evidence of superiority for any one antibiotic regimen.

American Family Physician : Cochrane for Clinicians

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2013/1101/p577.html

Should Children with Acute Otitis Media Routinely be Treated with Antibiotics? No: Most...

Oct 1, 2013 - The evidence supports the use of antibiotics only in certain clinical situations and avoidance of antibiotics in certain children with AOM.

American Family Physician : Editorials: Controversies in Family Medicine

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2013/1001/od2.html

October 1, 2020 - American Family Physician

...Practice Guidelines: Patellofemoral Pain: Guidelines from the American Physical Therapy Association Janelle Marra Available Online and in the Mobile App Edition FPIN's Clinical Inquiries: Alcohol Use Disorder: Pharmacologic Treatment Options Cynthia Groves; Leslie Griffin;...

American Family Physician

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2020/1001/

October 1, 2020 - American Family Physician

...Practice Guidelines: Patellofemoral Pain: Guidelines from the American Physical Therapy Association Janelle Marra Available Online and in the Mobile App Edition FPIN's Clinical Inquiries: Alcohol Use Disorder: Pharmacologic Treatment Options Cynthia Groves; Leslie Griffin;...

American Family Physician

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2020/1001

Evaluation and Treatment of ADHD - American Family Physician

Sep 1, 2001 - Symptoms of attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) are present in as many as 9 percent of school-age children. ADHD-specific questionnaires can help determine whether children meet diagnostic criteria for the disorder. The recommended evaluation also includes documenting the ...

American Family Physician : Article

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2001/0901/p817.html

Tonsillectomy

tonsillectomy, pediatrics, otolaryngology, throat infection

|AAFP Policies and Recommendations

https://www.aafp.org/family-physician/patient-care/clinical-recommendations/all-clinical-recommendations/tonsil.html

Vertigo

Access the AAFP-endorsed clinical recommendation on Benign Paroxysmal Positional Vertigo.

|AAFP Policies and Recommendations

https://www.aafp.org/family-physician/patient-care/clinical-recommendations/all-clinical-recommendations/vertigo.html

Diabetes

View AAFP-endorsed guidelines for management of diabetes in children and adolescents and for oral pharmacologic treatment of type 2 diabetes in adults.

|AAFP Policies and Recommendations

https://www.aafp.org/family-physician/patient-care/clinical-recommendations/all-clinical-recommendations/type2-diabetes.html

September 15, 2020 - American Family Physician

...Practice Guidelines: Chronic Kidney Disease: Evaluation and Treatment Guidelines from the VA/DoD Michael J. Arnold; Andrew Buelt Available Online and in the Mobile App Edition POEMs Similar Long-Term Morbidity and Mortality with Human Insulin and Analogue Insulin...

American Family Physician

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2020/0915/

September 15, 2020 - American Family Physician

...Practice Guidelines: Chronic Kidney Disease: Evaluation and Treatment Guidelines from the VA/DoD Michael J. Arnold; Andrew Buelt Available Online and in the Mobile App Edition POEMs Similar Long-Term Morbidity and Mortality with Human Insulin and Analogue Insulin...

American Family Physician

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2020/0915

Should Family Physicians Screen for Vitamin D Deficiency? Yes: Targeted Screening in ...

Apr 15, 2013 - Although it is not time for general population-based screening for vitamin D deficiency, we should focus on screening populations at risk of or who have osteoporosis.

American Family Physician : Editorials: Controversies in Family Medicine

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2013/0415/od1.html

Effect of Cocoa on Blood Pressure - Cochrane for Clinicians - American Family Physician

Apr 1, 2013 - Consuming 50 g of cocoa daily will lower blood pressure 2 to 3 mm Hg on average in adults with hypertension. Evidence of improved patient-oriented outcomes does not exist.

American Family Physician : Cochrane for Clinicians

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2013/0401/p484.html

Correction - Corrections - American Family Physician

Apr 1, 2013 - ...Corrected footnote in immunization schedules. The Practice Guidelines ACIP Releases 2013 Immunization Schedules (February 1, 2013, p. 204) contained an error in footnote 13 of the recommended immunization schedule for persons aged 0 through 18 years and the catch-up immunization...

American Family Physician : Corrections

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2013/0401/od2.html

Guideline for Management of Heart Failure Caused by Systolic Dysfunction: Part II. ...

Sep 15, 2001 - Several large clinical trials conducted over the past decade have shown that pharmacologic interventions can dramatically reduce the morbidity and mortality associated with heart failure. These trials have modified and enhanced the therapeutic paradigm for heart failure and extended ...

American Family Physician : Article

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2001/0915/p1045.html

Update on Oral Contraceptive Pills - American Family Physician

Nov 1, 1999 - Oral contraceptive pills are widely used and are generally safe and effective for many women. The World Health Organization has developed a risk classification system to help physicians advise patients about the safety of oral contraceptive pills. The choice of pill formulation is ...

American Family Physician : Article

https://www.aafp.org/afp/1999/1101/p2073.html

Physical Training for Patients with Asthma - Cochrane for Clinicians - American Family ...

Mar 1, 2013 - Physical training lasting for at least 20 to 30 minutes, two to three times a week for at least six weeks, improves physical fitness in patients with asthma. Physical training is not associated with worsening of asthma symptoms, and it improves health-related quality of life.

American Family Physician : Cochrane for Clinicians

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2013/0301/p313.html

Updated Recommendations from the World Professional Association for Transgender Health ...

Jan 15, 2013 - The health care of transgender persons has begun moving out of the shadows and into the spotlight; as transgender health care moves into the mainstream, primary care physicians will be increasingly called upon to provide compassionate and individualized care to this diverse community.

American Family Physician : Editorials

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2013/0115/p89.html

Update on Pharmacologic Treatment for Rhinosinusitis - Letters to the Editor - American...

Feb 15, 2013 - ...1. Chow AW, et al. IDSA clinical practice guideline for acute bacterial rhinosinusitis in children and adults. Clin Infect Dis. 2012;54(8):e72–e112. Read the full article. Get immediate access, anytime, anywhere. Choose a single article, issue, or full-access subscription. Earn up...

American Family Physician : Letter

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2013/0215/p238.html

September 1, 2020 - American Family Physician

...Practice Guidelines: Treatment of Subclinical Hypothyroidism: BMJ Rapid Recommendation Natasha Pyzocha Available Online and in the Mobile App Edition Medicine by the Numbers: Aspirin after Acute Ischemic Stroke John Conway; Benjamin W. Friedman FPIN's Clinical...

American Family Physician

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2020/0901/

September 1, 2020 - American Family Physician

...Practice Guidelines: Treatment of Subclinical Hypothyroidism: BMJ Rapid Recommendation Natasha Pyzocha Available Online and in the Mobile App Edition Medicine by the Numbers: Aspirin after Acute Ischemic Stroke John Conway; Benjamin W. Friedman FPIN's Clinical...

American Family Physician

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2020/0901

Common Infections in Older Adults - American Family Physician

Jan 15, 2001 - Infectious diseases account for one third of all deaths in people 65 years and older. Early detection is more difficult in the elderly because the typical signs and symptoms, such as fever and leukocytosis, are frequently absent. A change in mental status or decline in function may be ...

American Family Physician : Article

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2001/0115/p257.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

Insulin for Glycemic Control in Acute Ischemic Stroke - Cochrane for Clinicians - ...

Dec 1, 2012 - Administering insulin to maintain glycemic control does not improve the rates of mortality or dependency, or the final neurologic outcome after an acute ischemic stroke. Additionally, in randomized controlled trials, patients in the intervention groups (those under tight glycemic ...

American Family Physician : Cochrane for Clinicians

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2012/1201/p1008.html

December 1, 2020 - American Family Physician

...Practice Guidelines: Management of Acute Pain from Non–Low Back Musculoskeletal Injuries: Guidelines from AAFP and ACP Michael J. Arnold Available Online and in the Mobile App Edition Medicine by the Numbers: Antibiotics for Uncomplicated Diverticulitis Shiva Poola;...

American Family Physician

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2020/1201

December 1, 2020 - American Family Physician

...Practice Guidelines: Management of Acute Pain from Non–Low Back Musculoskeletal Injuries: Guidelines from AAFP and ACP Michael J. Arnold Available Online and in the Mobile App Edition Medicine by the Numbers: Antibiotics for Uncomplicated Diverticulitis Shiva Poola;...

American Family Physician

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2020/1201/

Infectious Etiologies of Acute Otitis Media - FPIN's Clinical Inquiries - American ...

Nov 15, 2012 - There is no preferred method for establishing the infectious etiology of acute otitis media (AOM). Bacterial or viral pathogens are found in most cases. Bacterial pathogens are more common than viruses in middle ear fluid samples collected from children with AOM and intact tympanic ...

American Family Physician : FPIN's Clinical Inquiries

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2012/1115/od4.html

ACS/ASCCP/ASCP Guidelines for the Early Detection of Cervical Cancer - Editorials - ...

Sep 15, 2012 - The American Cancer Society (ACS), the American Society for Colposcopy and Cervical Pathology (ASCCP), and the American Society for Clinical Pathology (ASCP) recently published updated recommendations for the early detection of cervical cancer. The guidelines are based on a systematic ...

American Family Physician : Editorials

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2012/0915/p501.html

The Role of Nonpharmacologic Therapies for Back Pain - Letters to the Editor - American...

Nov 1, 2012 - ...recommended, unsupported, or not recommended in my article. Although the American Pain Society/American College of Physicians clinical practice guideline is informative, readers should understand that the guideline is more than four years old, and acute low back pain research has...

American Family Physician : Letter

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2012/1101/ol1.html

Letters on Management of Ischemic Stroke - Letters to the Editor - American Family ...

Sep 15, 2012 - ...2. Qaseem A, Chou R, Humphrey LL, Starkey M, Shekelle P. Venous thromboembolism prophylaxis in hospitalized patients: a clinical practice guideline from the American College of Physicians. Ann Intern Med. 2011;155(9):625–632. 3. Lansberg MG, O'Donnell MJ, Khatri P, et al....

American Family Physician : Letter

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2012/0915/p492.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

Should Family Physicians Routinely Screen for Hypercholesterolemia in Children? Yes: ...

Oct 15, 2012 - Yes: The Evidence Supports Universal Screening. Atherosclerotic cardiovascular disease events are the culmination of a process that has clearly been shown to begin in childhood, with accumulation of abnormal lipids in the vascular intima.

American Family Physician : Editorials: Controversies in Family Medicine

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2012/1015/od2.html

Editorials: Controversies in Family Medicine - Oct 15, 2012 - American Family Physician

Oct 15, 2012 - No: Universal Screening Has Uncertain Benefits and a High Risk of Harms. Atherosclerosis can be demonstrated in young arteries, and its development over time correlates with the presence of risk factors for the disease, including higher lipid levels. But the presence of this association...

American Family Physician : Editorials: Controversies in Family Medicine

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2012/1015/od1.html

Corrections - Oct 15, 2012 - American Family Physician

Oct 15, 2012 - ...Although the Practice Guidelines ACS Releases Updated Guidelines on Cancer Screening (September 15, 2012, p. 571) accurately reflected the content of the source guideline, the American Cancer Society (ACS) subsequently updated its guidance on screening for cervical cancer in...

American Family Physician : Corrections

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2012/1015/p727a.html

Osteoporosis: Part I. Evaluation and Assessment - American Family Physician

Mar 1, 2001 - Osteoporosis afflicts 75 million persons in the United States, Europe and Japan and results in more than 1.3 million fractures annually in the United States. Because osteoporosis is usually asymptomatic until a fracture occurs, family physicians must identify the appropriate timing and ...

American Family Physician : Article

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2001/0301/p897.html

January 1, 2020 - American Family Physician

...Practice Guidelines: Beers Criteria for Inappropriate Medication Use in Older Patients: An Update from the AGS Lisa M. Croke Available Online and in the Mobile App Edition Medicine by the Numbers: Branched-chain Amino Acids for Patients with Hepatic Encephalopathy Ahmed...

American Family Physician

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

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

Amphetamines for Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder in Adults - Cochrane for ...

Sep 1, 2012 - Amphetamines improve ADHD symptom severity but, when compared with placebo, they are associated with increased discontinuation rates because of adverse effects. There does not appear to be a difference among dosages or between the immediate- and sustained-release formulations.

American Family Physician : Cochrane for Clinicians

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2012/0901/p413.html

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