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afp20110701p26.pdf

...July 1, 2011 ◆ Volume 84, Number 1 www.aafp.org/afp American Family Physician 25 Clinical Scenario A three-year-old boy who recently returned to the United States from India is admitted to the hospital for dehydration from diarrhea lasting more than two weeks. Clinical Question...

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afp20110715p177.pdf

...July 15, 2011 ◆ Volume 84, Number 2 www.aafp.org/afp American Family Physician 177 Procalcitonin is a precursor to calcitonin that is elevated only in the presence of a bacterial infection. Measurement of procal- citonin is being pushed as a way to deter- mine the presence or absence...

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afp20110815p357.pdf

...August 15, 2011 ◆ Volume 84, Number 4 www.aafp.org/afp American Family Physician 357 CMS Campaign Raises Awareness of New Preventive Benefits for Medicare Patients Physicians could see a dramatic increase in the number of Medicare beneficiaries seeking preventive services after...

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afp20110901p489.pdf

...September 1, 2011 ◆ Volume 84, Number 5 www.aafp.org/afp American Family Physician 489 Compromising the Medical Literature: The Hidden Influence of Industry-Biased Articles ADRIANE FUGH-BERMAN, MD, and JAY SIWEK, MD Georgetown University Medical Center, Washington, DC ▲ See...

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afp20110901p551.pdf

...September 1, 2011 ◆ Volume 84, Number 5 www.aafp.org/afp American Family Physician 551 Pharmacologic Treatment of Hyperlipidemia ALLEN R. LAST, MD, MPH, University of Wisconsin Fox Valley Family Medicine Residency Program, Appleton, Wisconsin JONATHAN D. FERENCE, PharmD, Wilkes...

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afp20111001od1.pdf

...October 1, 2011 ◆ Volume 84, Number 7 www.aafp.org/afp American Family Physician 1 Clinical Question Which interventions improve medication adherence in patients with multiple medical conditions? Evidence-Based Answer Interventions that involve pharmacists to review, simplify, and...

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afp20111101p990.pdf

...990 American Family Physician www.aafp.org/afp Volume 84, Number 9 ◆ November 1, 2011 Clinical Scenario A 45-year-old man comes to your office for evaluation after an arrest for driving under the influence of alcohol. He is concerned about his alcohol dependence, and is inter- ested...

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afp20111115p1138.pdf

...www.aafp.org/afp Volume 84, Number 10 ◆ November 15, 2011 Chronic Kidney Disease: Detection and Evaluation MARGARET BAUMGARTEN, MD, Eastern Virginia Medical School, Norfolk, Virginia TODD GEHR, MD, Virginia Commonwealth University School of Medicine, Richmond, Virginia C...

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afp20120101p25.pdf

...January 1, 2012 ◆ Volume 85, Number 1 www.aafp.org/afp American Family Physician 25 Outpatient Burns: Prevention and Care EMILLIA C. O. LLOYD, MD, and BLAKE C. RODGERS, MD, Saint Louis University Family Medicine Residency Program, Belleville, Illinois MICHAEL MICHENER, MD, Wilford...

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afp20120101p35.pdf

...2012 ◆ Volume 85, Number 1 www.aafp.org/afp American Family Physician 35 Evaluation and Management of Abnormal Uterine Bleeding in Premenopausal Women MARY GAYLE SWEET, MD; TARIN A. SCHMIDT-DALTON, MD; and PATRICE M. WEISS, MD Virginia Tech Carilion School of Medicine and...

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afp20120101p49.pdf

...January 1, 2012 ◆ Volume 85, Number 1 www.aafp.org/afp American Family Physician 49 Osteoarthritis: Diagnosis and Treatment KEITH SINUSAS, MD, Middlesex Hospital, Middletown, Connecticut O steoarthritis is a common degen- erative disorder of the articular cartilage associated...

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afp20120101p7.pdf

...January 1, 2012 ◆ Volume 85, Number 1 www.aafp.org/afp American Family Physician 7 Screening Guide Created to Help Prevent Alcohol-Related Problems in Teenagers Alcohol use and binge drinking are common prob� lems in teenagers in the United States and can result in adverse...

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afp20120115p123-s1.pdf

...Total number of symptoms (Maximum possible 22) Symptom severity score (Add all scores in table, maximum possible: 22 x 6 = 132) Do the symptoms get worse with physical activity? Y n Do the symptoms get worse with mental activity? Y n Overall rating If you know the...

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afp20120115p139.pdf

...January 15, 2012 ◆ Volume 85, Number 2 www.aafp.org/afp American Family Physician 139 Screening for Depression DOUGLAS M. MAURER, DO, MPH, Carl. R. Darnall Army Medical Center, Fort Hood, Texas D espite a multitude of treatments, depression has an estimated prevalence of 5.4 to...

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afp20120115p204.pdf

...204 American Family Physician www.aafp.org/afp Volume 85, Number 2 ◆ January 15, 2012 Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) affects more than 5 percent of U.S adults and is the third leading cause of death. Manifestations of COPD range from dys- pnea and poor exercise...

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afp20120315p556.pdf

...556 American Family Physician www.aafp.org/afp Volume 85, Number 6 ◆ March 15, 2012 Providing Confidential Care for Adolescents DAVID A. KLEIN, MD, MPH, Family Health Clinic, Lajes Air Base, Azores, Portugal JEFFREY W. HUTCHINSON, MD, FAAP, Walter Reed National Military Medical...

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afp20120401p705.pdf

...85, Number 7 www.aafp.org/afp American Family Physician 705 End-Stage Renal Disease: Symptom Management and Advance Care Planning NINA R. O’CONNOR, MD, Arkansas Hospice, Little Rock, Arkansas AMY M. CORCORAN, MD, University of Pennsylvania Perelman School of Medicine,...

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afp20120515p973.pdf

...May 15, 2012 ◆ Volume 85, Number 10 www.aafp.org/afp American Family Physician 973 Prevention of Malaria in Travelers BRETT A. JOHNSON, MD, and MONICA G. KALRA, DO, Methodist Health System, Dallas, Texas T here are approximately 300 mil- lion cases of malaria each year, resulting...

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afp20120615p1131.pdf

...June 15, 2012 ◆ Volume 85, Number 12 www.aafp.org/afp American Family Physician 1131 Report Shows First-Year Enrollment in U.S. Medical Schools Steadily Increasing According to results from a survey by the Association of American Medical Colleges (AAMC), enrollment in first- year...

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afp20120915p521.pdf

...15, 2012 ◆ Volume 86, Number 6 www.aafp.org/afp American Family Physician 521 Transient Ischemic Attack: Part I. Diagnosis and Evaluation B. BRENT SIMMONS, MD; BARBARA CIRIGNANO, MD; and ANNETTE B. GADEGBEKU, MD Drexel University College of Medicine, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania...

American Family Physician

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afp20121115p897.pdf

...November 15, 2012 ◆ Volume 86, Number 10 www.aafp.org/afp American Family Physician 897 Survey Shows That Physicians Are Cutting Back on Hours, Patient Load According to a new survey, U.S. physicians are choosing to work less than they used to. A Survey of America’s Physicians:...

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afp20130201p164.pdf

...164 American Family Physician www.aafp.org/afp Volume 87, Number 3 ◆ February 1, 2013 AFP Edition Policy and Health Issues in the News : FDA Warns Against Combining CNS Depressants with Xyrem The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) recently updated the drug label for sodium...

American Family Physician

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afp20130301p337.pdf

...March 1, 2013 ◆ Volume 87, Number 5 www.aafp.org/afp American Family Physician 337 Diabetic Ketoacidosis: Evaluation and Treatment DYANNE P. WESTERBERG, DO, Cooper Medical School of Rowan University, Camden, New Jersey D iabetic ketoacidosis (DKA) con­ tinues to have high rates...

American Family Physician

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afp20130315p400.pdf

...400 American Family Physician www.aafp.org/afp Volume 87, Number 6 ◆ March 15, 2013 Legislation Proposed to Eliminate SGR Formula and Boost Medicare Payments The Medicare Physician Payment Innovation Act was reintroduced in Congress on February 6, 2013. If enacted, the legislation...

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afp20130315p444.pdf

...444 American Family Physician www.aafp.org/afp Volume 87, Number 6 ◆ March 15, 2013 Daily Multivitamins Have Minimal, if Any, Effect on Preventing Cancer in Men and Do Not Affect Mortality Clinical Question Do daily multivitamin supplements reduce the risk of cancer and subsequent...

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afp20130415p538.pdf

...538 American Family Physician www.aafp.org/afp Volume 87, Number 8 ◆ April 15, 2013 Legislature Promotes Primary Care Training The Primary Care Workforce Access Improvement Act of 2013 would establish pilot projects to test and support primary care training models in four...

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afp20130501p601.pdf

...May 1, 2013 ◆ Volume 87, Number 9 www.aafp.org/afp American Family Physician 601 Medicare Physician Payment Rate, GME Programs Affected by Budget Cuts Budget reductions called for by the Budget Control Act’s sequestration provision took effect April 1, triggering a 2 percent...

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afp20130501p626.pdf

...626 American Family Physician www.aafp.org/afp Volume 87, Number 9 ◆ May 1, 2013 Psoriasis NANCY WEIGLE, MD, Duke University School of Medicine, Durham, North Carolina SARAH McBANE, PharmD, University of California, San Diego, Skaggs School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences,...

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afp20130515p682.pdf

...682 American Family Physician www.aafp.org/afp Volume 87, Number 10 ◆ May 15, 2013 Approach to Acute Headache in Adults BARRY L. HAINER, MD, and ERIC M. MATHESON, MD, Medical University of South Carolina, Charleston, South Carolina H eadache is a common pain con- dition...

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afp20130515p718.pdf

...718 American Family Physician www.aafp.org/afp Volume 87, Number 10 ◆ May 15, 2013 Bromocriptine mesylate (Cycloset) is an oral dopamine receptor agonist labeled for the treat- ment of type 2 diabetes mellitus. The mechanism of action is unknown, and improvement in glycemic control...

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afp20130601p751.pdf

...June 1, 2013 ◆ Volume 87, Number 11 www.aafp.org/afp American Family Physician 751 Practice Supports Ease Transition to PCMH Model A new study indicates that small and solo primary care practices that transition to the patient-centered medical home (PCMH) model are more likely to...

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afp20130601p781.pdf

...June 1, 2013 ◆ Volume 87, Number 11 www.aafp.org/afp American Family Physician 781 Amenorrhea: An Approach to Diagnosis and Management DAVID A. KLEIN, MD, MPH, San Antonio Military Medical Center, San Antonio, Texas MERRILY A. POTH, MD, Uniformed Services University of the Health...

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afp20130601p796.pdf

...796 American Family Physician www.aafp.org/afp Volume 87, Number 11 ◆ June 1, 2013 Aspirin Following Anticoagulation Therapy Prevents Recurrent VTE Clinical Question Does aspirin prevent recurrent venous thromboembolism (VTE) in patients who have completed an initial course of...

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afp20130601p796a.pdf

...796 American Family Physician www.aafp.org/afp Volume 87, Number 11 ◆ June 1, 2013 Aspirin Following Anticoagulation Therapy Prevents Recurrent VTE Clinical Question Does aspirin prevent recurrent venous thromboembolism (VTE) in patients who have completed an initial course of...

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afp20130601p799.pdf

...796 American Family Physician www.aafp.org/afp Volume 87, Number 11 ◆ June 1, 2013 Aspirin Following Anticoagulation Therapy Prevents Recurrent VTE Clinical Question Does aspirin prevent recurrent venous thromboembolism (VTE) in patients who have completed an initial course of...

American Family Physician

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afp20130615p824.pdf

...824 American Family Physician www.aafp.org/afp Volume 87, Number 12 ◆ June 15, 2013 Bipartisan Study Proposes Recommendations for Improving Health Care Payment and Delivery A study from the Bipartisan Policy Center concludes that the U.S. health care system could save billions of...

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afp20130615p850-s1.pdf

...on the face, but also can be on the chest and back. Men and women can get these bumps. They may appear in early adulthood and increase in number over time. The cause of dermatosis papulosa nigra is not known, but if a member of your family has it, you are more likely to get it. You...

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afp20130701p21.pdf

...20 American Family Physician www.aafp.org/afp Volume 88, Number 1 ◆ July 1, 2013 Text Message Appointment Reminders KRISHNAN NARASIMHAN, MD Howard University College of Medicine, Washington, District of Columbia Clinical Question Do text message reminders improve atten- dance at...

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afp20130701p25.pdf

...◆ Volume 88, Number 1 www.aafp.org/afp American Family Physician 25 Postexposure Prophylaxis for Common Infectious Diseases MAZEN S. BADER, MD, MPH, Hamilton Health Sciences, Hamilton, Ontario, Canada DAVID S. McKINSEY, MD, University of Kansas School of Medicine, Kansas City,...

American Family Physician

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afp20130701p8.pdf

...www.aafp.org/afp Volume 88, Number 1 ◆ July 1, 2013 Physician Use of EHR Systems Examined A new study published in the Annals of Internal Medicine indicates that physicians are implementing electronic health record (EHR) technology in increasing numbers, but that much work...

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afp20130715p102.pdf

...102 American Family Physician www.aafp.org/afp Volume 88, Number 2 ◆ July 15, 2013 Edema: Diagnosis and Management KATHRYN P. TRAYES, MD, and JAMES S. STUDDIFORD, MD, Thomas Jefferson University Hospital, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania SARAH PICKLE, MD, Rutgers Robert Wood Johnson...

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afp20130715p122-s1.pdf

...smoke, nitroglycerin (a medicine for certain heart conditions), or things you may be allergic to. Once symptoms start, oxygen therapy or prescription medicines are the best treatments. Your doctor may also prescribe medicines that can reduce the number of headaches. What can I...

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afp20130715p137.pdf

...July 15, 2013 ◆ Volume 88, Number 2 www.aafp.org/afp American Family Physician 137 Epidural Steroids for Sciatica Minimally Effective in the Short Term Clinical Question Are epidural corticosteroid injections effective in decreas- ing pain and improving function in patients with...

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afp20130715p137a.pdf

...July 15, 2013 ◆ Volume 88, Number 2 www.aafp.org/afp American Family Physician 137 Epidural Steroids for Sciatica Minimally Effective in the Short Term Clinical Question Are epidural corticosteroid injections effective in decreas- ing pain and improving function in patients with...

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afp20130801p160.pdf

...160 American Family Physician www.aafp.org/afp Volume 88, Number 3 ◆ August 1, 2013 AAFP to Congress: Immigration Reform Should Enhance Access to Health Care Services The American Academy of Family Physicians (AAFP) is concerned that the final version of the Border Security, Economic...

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afp20130801p164.pdf

...Number 3 ◆ August 1, 2013 Choosing Wisely: More Good Clinical Recommendations to Improve Health Care Quality and Reduce Harm JAY SIWEK, MD, Georgetown University Medical Center, Washington, District of Columbia KENNETH W. LIN, MD, MPH, Georgetown University School of Medicine,...

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afp20130801p177.pdf

...August 1, 2013 ◆ Volume 88, Number 3 www.aafp.org/afp American Family Physician 177 Diabetic Foot Infections FASSIL W. GEMECHU, MD, MetroHealth Medical Center, Cleveland, Ohio FNU SEEMANT, MD, State University of New York at Buffalo, Buffalo, New York CATHERINE A. CURLEY, MD,...

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afp20130815p223.pdf

...August 15, 2013 ◆ Volume 88, Number 4 www.aafp.org/afp American Family Physician 223 Proposed 2014 Medicare Fee Schedule Could Increase Payments for Primary Care The proposed 2014 Medicare physician schedule adjusts misvalued codes and proposes two new complex man- agement codes for...

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afp20130815p269.pdf

...August 15, 2013 ◆ Volume 88, Number 4 www.aafp.org/afp American Family Physician 269 Coverage of guidelines from other organizations does not imply endorsement by AFP or the AAFP. A collection of Practice Guidelines published in AFP is available at h...

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afp20130901p292.pdf

...292 American Family Physician www.aafp.org/afp Volume 88, Number 5 ◆ September 1, 2013 CMS Reverses Decision on CPT Code Edit The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) has reversed a modification of a claims-processing edit for two Current Procedural Terminology (CPT)...

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afp20130901p300.pdf

...300 American Family Physician www.aafp.org/afp Volume 88, Number 5 ◆ September 1, 2013 These are summaries of reviews from the Cochrane Library. The practice recommendations in this activity are available at http://summaries.cochrane. org/CD002086. The series coordinator for AFP...

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afp20130901p333.pdf

...September 1, 2013 ◆ Volume 88, Number 5 www.aafp.org/afp American Family Physician 333 Aliskiren Worsens Outcomes in High-Risk Patients with Diabetes Clinical Question In patients with diabetes mellitus and renal or heart disease, does the direct renin inhibi- tor aliskiren...

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afp20130901p333a.pdf

...September 1, 2013 ◆ Volume 88, Number 5 www.aafp.org/afp American Family Physician 333 Aliskiren Worsens Outcomes in High-Risk Patients with Diabetes Clinical Question In patients with diabetes mellitus and renal or heart disease, does the direct renin inhibi- tor aliskiren...

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afp20130901p334.pdf

...September 1, 2013 ◆ Volume 88, Number 5 www.aafp.org/afp American Family Physician 333 Aliskiren Worsens Outcomes in High-Risk Patients with Diabetes Clinical Question In patients with diabetes mellitus and renal or heart disease, does the direct renin inhibi- tor aliskiren...

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afp20130901p337.pdf

...September 1, 2013 ◆ Volume 88, Number 5 www.aafp.org/afp American Family Physician 333 Aliskiren Worsens Outcomes in High-Risk Patients with Diabetes Clinical Question In patients with diabetes mellitus and renal or heart disease, does the direct renin inhibi- tor aliskiren...

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afp20130915p360.pdf

...360 American Family Physician www.aafp.org/afp Volume 88, Number 6 ◆ September 15, 2013 Survey: Increasing Operating Costs Top List of Challenges for Medical Practices Coping with rising operating costs is the most difficult daily challenge of running a medical practice, accord- ing...

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afp20131015od4.pdf

...October 15, 2013 ◆ Volume 88, Number 8 www.aafp.org/afp American Family Physician 1 Colorectal Neoplasia Yield Similar for FIT Every One, Two, or Three Years Clinical Question What is the best interval for fecal immuno- chemical testing (FIT) as a screening test for colorectal...

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afp20131015p496.pdf

...496 American Family Physician www.aafp.org/afp Volume 88, Number 8 ◆ October 15, 2013 Recruitment Survey: Family Physicians Remain Top Choice Among Specialists For the seventh consecutive year, the demand for family physicians outpaced the demand for other specialists, according to...

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afp20131115od1.pdf

...November 15, 2013 ◆ Volume 88, Number 10 www.aafp.org/afp American Family Physician 708A A Simple Algorithm for Children with Chronic Cough Clinical Question Is an algorithm useful in determining treat- ment for children with chronic cough lasting at least four weeks? Bottom...

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afp20131115od2.pdf

...708B American Family Physician www.aafp.org/afp Volume 88, Number 10 ◆ November 15, 2013 Routine Stress Testing After Negative Biomarker Testing Is Seldom Helpful Clinical Question What is the diagnostic yield of performing routine stress testing in patients who have tested...

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afp20131115p637.pdf

...November 15, 2013 ◆ Volume 88, Number 10 www.aafp.org/afp American Family Physician 637 Study Finds Patients’ Insurance Status Does Not Affect Quality of Care Primary care physicians spend just as much time during office visits with so-called safety-net patients as they do with those...

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afp20131115p655.pdf

...15, 2013 ◆ Volume 88, Number 10 www.aafp.org/afp American Family Physician 655 Treatment of Stable Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease: the GOLD Guidelines HOBART LEE, MD; JEFFREY KIM, MD; and KARINE TAGMAZYAN, MD Loma Linda University School of Medicine, Loma Linda, California...

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afp20131201od1.pdf

...December 1, 2013 ◆ Volume 88, Number 11 www.aafp.org/afp American Family Physician 744A Five-Day Steroid Treatment Effective for Acute COPD Exacerbation Clinical Question Is a five-day course of systemic glucocorti- coids effective in the treatment of adults with acute...

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afp20131201od2.pdf

...744B American Family Physician www.aafp.org/afp Volume 88, Number 11 ◆ December 1, 2013 Skip the Strict Salt and Fluid Restriction for Hospitalized Patients with Heart Failure Clinical Question Does fluid and sodium restriction increase weight loss and improve clinical stability...

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afp20131201p730.pdf

...730 American Family Physician www.aafp.org/afp Volume 88, Number 11 ◆ December 1, 2013 Electronic Health Records Contributing to Job Dissatisfaction Among Physicians Being able to provide high-quality health care is a pri- mary driver of job satisfaction among physicians, and...

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afp20131201p739.pdf

...December 1, 2013 ◆ Volume 88, Number 11 www.aafp.org/afp American Family Physician 739 Aspirin Is as Safe and Effective as LMWH for Extended Thromboprophylaxis After Total Hip Arthroplasty Clinical Question Is aspirin as effective as dalteparin (Fragmin) for extended venous...

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afp20131201p739a.pdf

...December 1, 2013 ◆ Volume 88, Number 11 www.aafp.org/afp American Family Physician 739 Aspirin Is as Safe and Effective as LMWH for Extended Thromboprophylaxis After Total Hip Arthroplasty Clinical Question Is aspirin as effective as dalteparin (Fragmin) for extended venous...

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afp20131201p744.pdf

...December 1, 2013 ◆ Volume 88, Number 11 www.aafp.org/afp American Family Physician 739 Aspirin Is as Safe and Effective as LMWH for Extended Thromboprophylaxis After Total Hip Arthroplasty Clinical Question Is aspirin as effective as dalteparin (Fragmin) for extended venous...

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...December 1, 2013 ◆ Volume 88, Number 11 www.aafp.org/afp American Family Physician 745 These are summaries of reviews from the Cochrane Library. The series coordinator for AFP is Corey D. Fogleman, MD, Lancaster General Hospital Family Medicine Residency, Lancaster, Pa. A...

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...762 American Family Physician www.aafp.org/afp Volume 88, Number 11 ◆ December 1, 2013 Onychomycosis: Current Trends in Diagnosis and Treatment DYANNE P. WESTERBERG, DO, and MICHAEL J. VOYACK, DO Cooper Medical School of Rowan University, Camden, New Jersey O nychomycosis is a...

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...864B American Family Physician www.aafp.org/afp Volume 88, Number 12 ◆ December 15, 2013 Exercise Effective for Depression in Older Patients Clinical Question Is an exercise program effective in older patients with depressive symptoms? Bottom Line An organized exercise program...

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...December 15, 2013 ◆ Volume 88, Number 12 www.aafp.org/afp American Family Physician 799 Report Highlights Role of Health IT in Managing Patient Population Health The United States should move away from health care that focuses on the needs of individual patients and work toward a...

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...818 American Family Physician www.aafp.org/afp Volume 88, Number 12 ◆ December 15, 2013 What does this article say? Jill: This Finnish cohort study is a subanaly- sis of an original study that included 4,075 consecutively born infants with a human leukocyte antigen-conferred...

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...December 15, 2013 ◆ Volume 88, Number 12 www.aafp.org/afp American Family Physician 827 Identifying and Managing Posttraumatic Stress Disorder CHRISTOPHER H. WARNER, MD, and CAROLYNN M. WARNER, MD, U.S. Army Medical Department Activity-Alaska, Fort Wainwright, Alaska GEORGE N....

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...December 15, 2013 ◆ Volume 88, Number 12 www.aafp.org/afp American Family Physician 841 Arthropod Bites GREGORY JUCKETT, MD, MPH, West Virginia University School of Medicine, Morgantown, West Virginia A rthropods comprise a vast inverte- brate phylum that includes arach- nids...

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...864 American Family Physician www.aafp.org/afp Volume 88, Number 12 ◆ December 15, 2013 Repeat BMD Testing: Little, If Any, Value in Older Men and Women Clinical Question Is there any clinical benefit to a repeat bone mineral density (BMD) screening test after an initial baseline...

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...180 American Family Physician www.aafp.org/afp Volume 89, Number 3 ◆ February 1, 2014 Acute Diarrhea in Adults WENDY BARR, MD, MPH, MSCE, and ANDREW SMITH, MD Lawrence Family Medicine Residency, Lawrence, Massachusetts cute diarrhea is defined as stool with increased water...

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...224 American Family Physician www.aafp.org/afp Volume 89, Number 3 ◆ February 1, 2014 Screening Echocardiography Not Beneficial Clinical Question Does screening for heart disease with echo- cardiography decrease mortality, myocardial infarction risk, or stroke risk? Bottom Line...

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...224 American Family Physician www.aafp.org/afp Volume 89, Number 3 ◆ February 1, 2014 Screening Echocardiography Not Beneficial Clinical Question Does screening for heart disease with echo- cardiography decrease mortality, myocardial infarction risk, or stroke risk? Bottom Line...

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...224 American Family Physician www.aafp.org/afp Volume 89, Number 3 ◆ February 1, 2014 Screening Echocardiography Not Beneficial Clinical Question Does screening for heart disease with echo- cardiography decrease mortality, myocardial infarction risk, or stroke risk? Bottom Line...

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...262 American Family Physician www.aafp.org/afp Volume 89, Number 4 ◆ February 15, 2014 Choosing Wisely: AFP Helps Physicians Put Recommendations into Practice Physicians now have a new tool to help them incorporate nearly 180 recommendations from the Choosing Wisely campaign into...

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...300 American Family Physician www.aafp.org/afp Volume 89, Number 4 ◆ February 15, 2014 SAFETY Roflumilast has been studied only in patients who have taken it for up to 52 weeks.2,3 Psy- chiatric effects, including suicidality, have been reported with roflumilast. In premar- keting...

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...426 American Family Physician www.aafp.org/afp Volume 89, Number 6 ◆ March 15, 2014 CMS Grants Physicians One-Month Extension on Meaningful Use Deadline Physicians participating in the Medicare Electronic Health Records (EHR) Incentive Program now have until the end of March to...

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...April 1, 2014 ◆ Volume 89, Number 7 www.aafp.org/afp American Family Physician 505 AAFP News: AFP Edition Policy and Health Issues in the News Allopathic, Osteopathic Graduate Medical Education Systems Merging in 2015 U.S. allopathic and osteopathic medical communities have...

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...574 American Family Physician www.aafp.org/afp Volume 89, Number 7 ◆ April 1, 2014 Low-Dose CT Screening Decreases Mortality in Heavy Smokers Clinical Question What evidence supports screening smokers for lung cancer to reduce mortality? Bottom Line In patients with a...

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...574 American Family Physician www.aafp.org/afp Volume 89, Number 7 ◆ April 1, 2014 Low-Dose CT Screening Decreases Mortality in Heavy Smokers Clinical Question What evidence supports screening smokers for lung cancer to reduce mortality? Bottom Line In patients with a...

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...574 American Family Physician www.aafp.org/afp Volume 89, Number 7 ◆ April 1, 2014 Low-Dose CT Screening Decreases Mortality in Heavy Smokers Clinical Question What evidence supports screening smokers for lung cancer to reduce mortality? Bottom Line In patients with a...

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afp20140415p608.pdf

...www.aafp.org/afp Volume 89, Number 8 ◆ April 15, 2014 AAFP News: AFP Edition Policy and Health Issues in the News Study: ABFM’s Maintenance of Certification Program Improves Patient Care Physicians who have completed the American Board of Family Medicine (ABFM) Maintenance of...

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...April 15, 2014 ◆ Volume 89, Number 8 www.aafp.org/afp American Family Physician 649 Evaluation of Elbow Pain in Adults SHAWN F. KANE, MD; JAMES H. LYNCH, MD, MS; and JONATHAN C. TAYLOR, MD Womack Army Medical Center, Fort Bragg, North Carolina D etermining the underlying etiol-...

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...714 American Family Physician www.aafp.org/afp Volume 89, Number 9 ◆ May 1, 2014 Gabapentin for the Prophylaxis of Episodic Migraine in Adults COREY D. FOGLEMAN, MD Lancaster General Hospital Family Medicine Residency, Lancaster, Pennsylvania Clinical Question Does gabapentin...

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...714 American Family Physician www.aafp.org/afp Volume 89, Number 9 ◆ May 1, 2014 Gabapentin for the Prophylaxis of Episodic Migraine in Adults COREY D. FOGLEMAN, MD Lancaster General Hospital Family Medicine Residency, Lancaster, Pennsylvania Clinical Question Does gabapentin...

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...936 American Family Physician www.aafp.org/afp Volume 89, Number 12 ◆ June 15, 2014 AAFP News: AFP Edition Policy and Health Issues in the News CDC Issues Guidance for Physicians As Latest MERS Case Is Reported The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) reported the...

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...20 American Family Physician www.aafp.org/afp Volume 90, Number 1 ◆ July 1, 2014 Beyond Analgesia in Palliative Care and End-of-Life Interventions TIMOTHY P. DAALEMAN, DO, MPH, and MARGARET R. HELTON, MD University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Chapel Hill, North Carolina ▲...

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July 1, 2014 Cochrane for Clinicians

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...56 American Family Physician www.aafp.org/afp Volume 90, Number 1 ◆ July 1, 2014 Obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) affects per- sons of all ages, and rates are likely increas- ing because of higher rates of obesity, which is a risk factor for OSA. Management is based on type and severity...

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...August 15, 2014 ◆ Volume 90, Number 4 www.aafp.org/afp American Family Physician 256A Clinical Question Do nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) cause a clinically significant increase in blood pressure? Evidence-Based Answer Aspirin does not elevate blood pressure. Among...

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...278 American Family Physician www.aafp.org/afp Volume 90, Number 5 ◆ September 1, 2014 AAFP News: AFP Edition Policy and Health Issues in the News IOM Calls for Restructuring of GME System The Institute of Medicine (IOM) has made several rec- ommendations that would change how the...

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...Family Physician www.aafp.org/afp Volume 90, Number 5 ◆ September 1, 2014 These are summaries of reviews from the Cochrane Library. The series coordinator for AFP is Corey D. Fogleman, MD, Lancaster General Hospital Family Medicine Residency, Lancaster, Pa. A collection of...

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