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Allergic Rhinitis

Access the AAFP-endorsed clinical practice guideline on allergic rhinitis.

Family Physician |AAFP Policies and Recommendations : Patient Care

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

Allergy and Anaphylaxis - American Family Physician

Jun 15, 2021 - This collection features AFP content on allergies and anaphylaxis and related issues, including allergies and asthma, allergens, allergy testing, allergic rhinitis, food allergies, and latex allergies. This collection features AFP content on allergies and anaphylaxis and related issues,...

American Family Physician : AFP By Topic

https://www.aafp.org/afp/topicModules/viewTopicModule.htm?topicModuleId=58

Alpha Blockers to Speed Ureteral

February 1, 2014 Cochrane for Clinicians

American Family Physician

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2015/0201/afp20150201p164.pdf

Alpha Blockers to Speed Ureteral

February 1, 2014 Cochrane for Clinicians

American Family Physician

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2015/0201/afp20150201p165.pdf

Ambulatory Detoxification of Patients with Alcohol Dependence - American Family Physician

...13. Mayo-Smith MF. Pharmacological management of alco- hol withdrawal. A meta-analysis and evidence-based practice guideline. American Society of Addiction Medicine Working Group on Pharmacological Manage- ment of Alcohol Withdrawal. JAMA 1997;278:144-51. 14. Hayashida M,...

American Family Physician

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2005/0201/afp20050201p495.pdf

Amenorrhea: A Systematic Approach to Diagnosis and Management - American Family Physician

Jul 1, 2019 - Menstrual patterns can be an indicator of overall health and self-perception of well-being. Primary amenorrhea, defined as the lifelong absence of menses, requires evaluation if menarche has not occurred by 15 years of age or three years post-thelarche. Secondary amenorrhea is ...

American Family Physician : Article

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2019/0701/p39.html

American Academy of Pediatrics Releases Report on Infantile Hemangiomas - Practice ...

Mar 15, 2016 - The American Academy of Pediatrics has published a report to provide an update on diagnosing and managing infantile hemangiomas.

American Family Physician : Practice Guidelines

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2016/0315/p526.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

American Cancer Society Releases Annual Guidelines for the Early Detection of Cancer - ...

Jun 1, 2005 - The American Cancer Society (ACS) has released its annual recommendations for the early detection of cancer.

American Family Physician : Practice Guidelines

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2005/0601/p2202.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

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

American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists Updates Breast Cancer Screening ...

...Practice Guidelines Guideline source: American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists Evidence rating system used? Yes Literature search described? Yes Guideline developed by participants without relevant financial ties to industry? Not reported Published source:...

American Family Physician

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2012/0315/afp20120315p654.pdf

American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists Updates Breast Cancer Screening ...

Mar 15, 2012 - Breast cancer–related death can be reduced through effective screening, which typically includes imaging, clinical examination, and self-examination or awareness. The American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists recommends using all three techniques to screen for breast cancer.

American Family Physician : Practice Guidelines

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2012/0315/p654.html

American Family Physician

...and improve- ments in cardiovascular risk profiles.16 The American Heart Association and American College of Cardiology clinical practice guidelines recommend cardiac rehabili- tation for patients following ST-elevation MI (STEMI) and non-STEMI.17,18 A Cochrane review of the...

American Family Physician

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2009/1101/afp20091101p955.pdf

American Family Physician

...recommended for first-trimester screening. A 45, 50, 51 Evidence-based practice guidelines Quadruple screening is recommended for second-trimester screening. A 5, 45, 50, 51 Evidence-based practice guidelines Women with isolated nuchal thickening or isolated maternal serum...

American Family Physician

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2009/0115/afp20090115p117.pdf

American Family Physician

...Fletcher J, Iannettoni MD, et al. Evaluation of patients with pulmonary nodules: when is it lung cancer?: ACCP evidence-based clinical practice guidelines. 2nd ed. Chest. 2007;132(3 suppl):120S. *-Risk factors include history of smoking, older age, and history of malignancy....

American Family Physician

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2009/1015/afp20091015p827.pdf

American Family Physician

...Cannom DS, et al., for the American College of Car- diology/American Heart Association Task Force on Practice Guidelines; European Society of Cardiology Committee for Practice Guidelines; European Heart Rhythm Association; Heart Rhythm Society. ACC/AHA/ ESC 2006 guidelines for the...

American Family Physician

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2009/1115/afp20091115p1089.pdf

American Family Physician

...15. Fiore M, Jaen CR, Baker TB, et al. A clinical practice guideline for treating tobacco use and dependence: 2008 update. A U.S. Public Health Service report. Am J Prev Med. 2008;35(2):158-176. 16. Barth J, Critchley J, Bengel J. Psychosocial interven- tions for smoking...

American Family Physician

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2010/0201/afp20100201p289.pdf

American Family Physician

...Practice Guidelines January 15, 2009 ◆ Volume 79, Number 2 www.aafp.org/afp American Family Physician 157 Q-2 MMWR QuickGuide January 9, 2009 NOTE: The above recommendations must be read along with the footnotes on pages Q2-Q4 of this schedule. FIGURE 1. Recommended...

American Family Physician

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2009/0115/afp20090115p152-s1.pdf

American Family Physician

...of chronic heart failure in the adult: a report of the American College of Cardiology/American Heart Association Task Force on Practice Guidelines (Writing Committee to Update the 2001 Guidelines for the Evaluation and Management of Heart Failure): developed in collaboration with...

American Family Physician

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2009/0501/afp20090501p778.pdf

American Family Physician

...update for percutaneous coronary intervention: a report of the American College of Cardiology/American Heart Association task Force on Practice Guidelines. J Am Coll Cardiol. 2008;51(2):172-209. 20. tu JV, Bowen J, Chiu M, et al. effectiveness and safety of drug-eluting stents...

American Family Physician

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2009/1201/afp20091201p1245.pdf

American Family Physician

...7. Clinical practice guideline: diagnosis and evaluation of the child with attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder. American Academy of Pediat- rics. Pediatrics. 2000;105(5):1158-1170. 8. Dulcan M. Practice parameters for the assessment and treatment of children, adolescents,...

American Family Physician

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2009/0415/afp20090415p657.pdf

American Family Physician

...Chest Physicians. The perioperative management of antithrombotic therapy: American College of Chest Physicians evidence-based clinical practice guidelines (8th edition). Chest. 2008;133(6 suppl):299S-339S. 25. Fleisher LA, Beckman JA, Brown KA, et al. ACC/AHA 2007 guidelines on...

American Family Physician

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2009/1215/afp20091215p1371.pdf

American Family Physician

...11. American Academy of Ophthalmology. Preferred practice pattern: com- prehensive adult medical eye evaluation. http://one.aao.org/CE/Practice Guidelines/PPP.aspx. Accessed April 22, 2009. 12. Canadian Task Force on the Periodic Health Examination. Periodic health examination,...

American Family Physician

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2009/0601/afp20090601p963.pdf

American Family Physician

...43. National Comprehensive Cancer Network Clinical Practice Guidelines in Oncology. Genetic/familial high-risk assessment: breast and ovarian. V.I. 2008. http://www.nccn.org/professionals/physician_gls/PDF/genetics_ screening.pdf (subscription required). Accessed March 2, 2009....

American Family Physician

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2009/0915/afp20090915p609.pdf

American Family Physician

...JH, Offringa M. Fluid resuscitation in neonatal and pediatric hypovolemic shock: a Dutch Pediatric Soci- ety evidence-based clinical practice guideline. Intensive Care Med. 2006;32(7):995-1003. 26. Pediatric Advanced Life Support Provider Manual. Dallas, Tex.: Ameri- can Heart...

American Family Physician

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2009/1001/afp20091001p692.pdf

American Family Physician

...1. Vergare MJ, Binder RL, Cook IA, Galanter M, Lu FG, for the Work Group on Psychiatric Evaluation. Practice guideline for the psychiatric evaluation of adults. 2nd ed. Washington, DC: American Psychiatric Association; 2006:23-25. 2. The psychiatric interview and mental status...

American Family Physician

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2009/1015/afp20091015p809.pdf

American Family Physician

...evaluation focuses on iden- tification of an underlying cause and on the role of renal biopsy. However, there are no published practice guidelines available about the diagnostic evaluation of persons with nephrotic syndrome.3 Initial investigation should include history, physical...

American Family Physician

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2009/1115/afp20091115p1129.pdf

American Family Physician

...16. Mancia G, De Backer G, Dominiczak A, et al. 2007 ESH- ESC practice guidelines for the management of arterial hypertension: ESH-ESC Task Force on the Management of Arterial Hypertension [published correction appears in J Hypertens. 2007;25(10):2184]. J Hypertens. 2007;...

American Family Physician

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2010/0215/afp20100215p470.pdf

American Family Physician

...of chronic heart failure in the adult: a report of the American College of Cardiology/ American Heart Association Task Force on Practice Guidelines (Writ- ing Committee to Update the 2001 Guidelines for the Evaluation and Management of Heart Failure): developed in collaboration with...

American Family Physician

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2010/0215/afp20100215p465.pdf

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American Family Physician : American Family Physician

https://www.aafp.org/journals/afp/multimedia/videos.html

American Heart Association Issues Guidelines on Imaging in Transient Ischemic Attacks ...

Apr 1, 1998 - ...The American Heart Association (AHA) has released practice guidelines on the use of diagnostic imaging in patients with transient ischemic attacks (TIAs) and acute stroke. The guidelines, published in the July 1997 issue of Stroke, were developed by the Stroke Council of the AHA....

American Family Physician : Special Medical Reports

https://www.aafp.org/afp/1998/0401/p1682.html

American Heart Association Scientific Statement on the Primary Prevention of Ischemic ...

Aug 1, 2001 - The American Heart Association (AHA) has issued a scientific statement on the primary prevention of ischemic stroke. The scientific statement includes an overview of established and potential risk factors and recommendations.

American Family Physician : Practice Guidelines

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2001/0801/p513.html

American Psychiatric Association Issues a Practice Guideline on Dementia - Special ...

Jan 15, 1998 - ...Psychiatric Association Issues a Practice Guideline on Dementia Am Fam Physician. 1998 Jan 15;57(2):366-375. The American Psychiatric Association (APA) has released a practice guideline on the treatment of dementia titled Practice Guideline for the Treatment of Patients with...

American Family Physician : Special Medical Reports

https://www.aafp.org/afp/1998/0115/p366.html

American Thoracic Society Develops Guidelines on Diagnosis of Venous Thromboembolism - ...

Feb 15, 2000 - The American Thoracic Society (ATS) has developed guidelines for the diagnosis of acute venous thromboembolism. The guidelines cover the diagnostic approach to acute deep venous thrombosis and to acute pulmonary embolism.

American Family Physician : Practice Guidelines

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2000/0215/p1194.html

American Thoracic Society Issues Consensus Statement on Sarcoidosis - Practice ...

Jan 15, 2000 - The American Thoracic Society (ATS) has issued a consensus statement on sarcoidosis. The statement provides information on the epidemiology, pathogenesis, diagnosis and treatment of sarcoidosis.

American Family Physician : Practice Guidelines

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2000/0115/p553.html

American Thoracic Society Updates Statement on Pulmonary Rehabilitation - Practice ...

Mar 1, 2000 - The American Thoracic Society (ATS) has updated its statement on pulmonary rehabilitation in patients with chronic respiratory impairment. The report outlines the scope of pulmonary rehabilitation and provides data on its benefits, patient assessment and the essential components of a ...

American Family Physician : Practice Guidelines

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2000/0301/p1550.html

American Urological Association Approach to the Diagnosis and Management of IC/BPS

...A collection of Practice Guidelines published in AFP is available at http://www.aafp.org/afp/practguide. The American Urological Association has published rec- ommendations aimed at guiding physicians in recogniz- ing interstitial cystitis/bladder pain syndrome (IC/BPS), conducting a...

American Family Physician

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2012/0701/afp20120701p97.pdf

American Urological Association Approach to the Diagnosis and Management of IC/BPS - ...

Jul 1, 2012 - The American Urological Association has published recommendations aimed at guiding physicians in recognizing interstitial cystitis/bladder pain syndrome (IC/BPS), conducting a valid diagnostic process, and treating patients by maximizing symptom control and minimizing adverse effects.

American Family Physician : Practice Guidelines

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2012/0701/p97.html

American Urological Association Issues Guidelines on the Management of Bladder Cancer -...

Jun 15, 2000 - The American Urological Association (AUA) has issued guidelines for the management of nonmuscle invasive bladder cancer (Stages Ta, T1 and TIS).

American Family Physician : Practice Guidelines

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2000/0615/p3734.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

Amiodarone: Guidelines for Use and Monitoring - American Family Physician

...Amiodarone is used in the treatment of atrial fibrillation, although the FDA has not approved this indication. Various practice guidelines recommend amiodarone as a sec- ond-line drug in the long-term treatment of atrial fibrillation in patients with structural heart disease and in...

American Family Physician

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2003/1201/afp20031201p2189.pdf

Amphetamines for Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder in Adults

...several pharmaceutical options for adults with ADHD. The U.K. National Insti- tute for Health and Clinical Excellence (NICE) Clinical Practice Guideline recommends methylphenidate (Rit- alin; a nonamphetamine stimulant)-in conjunction with a comprehensive mental health, educational,...

American Family Physician

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2012/0901/afp20120901p413.pdf

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

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

Anaphylaxis: Recognition and Management

...commonly used for treatment of anaphylaxis are epinephrine, histamine H1 receptor antagonists, and cor- ticosteroids.17,18 Current practice guidelines unanimously identify the timely administra- tion of epinephrine, at initial diagnosis and ideally before respiratory failure or...

American Family Physician

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2011/1115/afp20111115p1111.pdf

Anaphylaxis: Recognition and Management - American Family Physician Restricted content. Login required.

Sep 15, 2020 - Anaphylaxis is a life-threatening systemic reaction, normally occurring within one to two hours of exposure to an allergen. The incidence of anaphylaxis in the United States is 2.1 per 1,000 person-years. Most anaphylactic reactions occur outside the hospital setting. Urticaria, ...

American Family Physician : Article

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2020/0915/p355.html

Anaphylaxis: Recognition and Management - American Family Physician

Nov 15, 2011 - Anaphylaxis is a severe, life-threatening, systemic allergic reaction that is almost always unanticipated and may lead to death by airway obstruction or vascular collapse. Anaphylaxis occurs as the result of an allergen response, usually immunoglobulin E–mediated, which leads to mast ...

American Family Physician : Article

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2011/1115/p1111.html

Anemia - American Family Physician

Aug 12, 2021 - This collection features AFP content on anemia and related issues, including blood transfusions, iron deficiency and iron supplementation, macrocytosis, microcytosis, and thalassemia. This collection features AFP content on anemia and related issues, including blood transfusions, iron ...

American Family Physician : AFP By Topic

https://www.aafp.org/afp/topicModules/viewTopicModule.htm?topicModuleId=2

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

Anemia in Children -- American Family Physician

...Retrieved October 2000, from: http://www.aafp.org/exam; and the American Academy of Pediatrics. AAP policy statements, clinical practice guidelines, and model bills. Retrieved October 2000, from: http://www.aap.org/policy/pcyhome.cfm. The Authors JOSEPH J. IRWIN, M.D., is in...

American Family Physician

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2001/1015/afp20011015p1379.pdf

Anemia in Older Persons

...44. KDOQI. KDOQI clinical practice guideline and clinical practice recom- mendations for anemia in chronic kidney disease: 2007 update of hemoglobin target. Am J Kidney Dis. 2007;50(3):471-530. 45. Rizzo JD, Somerfield MR, Hagerty KL, et al. Use of epoetin and darbe- poetin in...

American Family Physician

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2010/0901/afp20100901p480.pdf

Announcing the "AFP By Topic" Mobile App - Inside AFP - American Family Physician

Apr 15, 2011 - ...that they remain as current and useful as possible. These collections include pertinent AFP articles and departments, summaries of practice guidelines from major medical organizations, patient education handouts, articles from Family Practice Management, and the American Academy of...

American Family Physician : Inside AFP

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2011/0415/p874.html

Announcing the AFP By Topic Mobile App

...that they remain as current and useful as possible. These collections include pertinent AFP articles and departments, summaries of practice guidelines from major medical organizations, patient education handouts, articles from Family Practice Management, and the American Academy of...

American Family Physician

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2011/0415/afp20110415p874.pdf

Antibiotic Prophylaxis to Prevent

...31. Engelman R, Shahian D, Shemin R, et al.; Workforce on Evidence-Based Medicine. The Society of Thoracic Surgeons practice guideline series: antibiotic prophy- laxis in cardiac surgery, part II: antibiotic choice. Ann Thorac Surg. 2007;83(4):1569-1576. 32. Evans RP; American...

American Family Physician

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2011/0301/afp20110301p585.pdf

Antibiotic Use for Streptococcal Pharyngitis Groups C and G - Letters to the Editor - ...

Jun 1, 2005 - ...4. Bisno AL, Gerber MA, Gwaltney JM Jr, Kaplan EL, Schwartz RH. Practice guidelines for the diagnosis and management of group A streptococcal pharyngitis. Infectious Diseases Society of America. Clin Infect Dis. 2002;35:113–25. 5. Cleary PP, Peterson J, Chen C, Nelson C. Virulent...

American Family Physician : Letter

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2005/0601/p2050.html

Antibiotic Use in Acute Upper Respiratory Tract Infections

...18. Schwartz SR, Cohen SM, Dailey SH, et al. Clinical practice guideline: hoarseness (dysphonia). Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg. 2009;141 (3 suppl 2):S1-S31. 19. Gill JM, Fleischut P, Haas S, Pellini B, Crawford A, Nash DB. Use of antibiotics for adult upper respiratory infections...

American Family Physician

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2012/1101/afp20121101p817.pdf

Antibiotics for Otitis Media

View the AAFP Choosing Wisely recommendation on prescription of antibiotics for otitis media in children with non-severe symptoms.

Family Physician |AAFP Policies and Recommendations : Patient Care

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

Antibiotics for Sinusitis

View the AAFP Choosing Wisely recommendation on prescribing antibiotics to treat sinusitis.

Family Physician |AAFP Policies and Recommendations : Patient Care

https://www.aafp.org/family-physician/patient-care/clinical-recommendations/all-clinical-recommendations/cw-sinusitis.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

Antibiotics for Uncomplicated Skin Abscesses After Incision and Drainage: BMJ Rapid ...

Sep 1, 2018 - A collaboration between the BMJ and the MAGIC group led an international panel made up of a variety of health care professionals (e.g., family physicians, internists, dermatologists) and adults with experience treating and living with skin abscesses to create recommendations regarding ...

American Family Physician : Practice Guidelines

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2018/0901/p323.html

Anticoagulation for the Long-term Treatment of VTE in Patients with Cancer - Cochrane ...

Jul 1, 2009 - Although LMWH appears to be more effective than oral anticoagulants in the prevention of recurrent VTE, this does not translate into a survival benefit. LMWH and oral anticoagulants have the same reported adverse events of bleeding and thrombocytopenia.

American Family Physician : Cochrane for Clinicians

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2009/0701/p30.html

Anticoagulation in Elderly Persons: A Call for Wider Use - Editorials - American Family...

Jul 1, 1998 - ...Previous: AAFP/ACOG Educational and Practice Guidelines Next: Corrections View the full table of contents >> Home / Journals / afp / Vol. 58/No. 1(July 1, 1998) / Editorials: Anticoagulation in Elderly Persons: A Call for Wider Use...

American Family Physician : Editorials

https://www.aafp.org/afp/1998/0701/p39.html

Anticoagulation in Older Adults - Lown Right Care: Reducing Overuse and Underuse - ... Restricted content. Login required.

Jun 15, 2020 - A collaboration between AFP and the Lown Institute promotes a vision of delivering health care that is based on the evidence, balanced in its approach, and focused on the patient.

American Family Physician : Lown Right Care: Reducing Overuse and Underuse

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2020/0615/p748.html

Anticoagulation: Updated Guidelines for Outpatient Management - American Family Physician

Oct 1, 2019 - Anticoagulation therapy is recommended for preventing, treating, and reducing the recurrence of venous thromboembolism, and preventing stroke in persons with atrial fibrillation. Direct oral anticoagulants are first-line agents for eligible patients for treating venous thromboembolism ...

American Family Physician : Article

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2019/1001/p426.html

Antidepressants for the Treatment of Insomnia in Patients with Depression

...Subcommittee of American College of Physicians. Using second-generation antidepressants to treat depressive disorders: a clinical practice guideline from the American College of Physicians [published correction appears in Ann Intern Med. 2009;150(2):148]. Ann Intern Med....

American Family Physician

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2011/1101/afp20111101od1.pdf

Antidepressants to Treat Nonspecific Low Back Pain - Cochrane for Clinicians - American...

Jul 1, 2008 - Although antidepressants have been shown to be superior to placebo in some forms of chronic pain, they do not reduce pain or improve functional status or depression in patients with nonspecific low back pain.

American Family Physician : Cochrane for Clinicians

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2008/0701/p51.html

Antimicrobial Resistance: A Plan of Action for Community Practice - American Family ...

...According to the current practice guidelines of IDSA, a three-day regimen of trimetho- prim-sulfamethoxazole is considered standard therapy for acute uncomplicated cystitis.38 Alternatives to trimethoprim-sulfamethoxa- zole should be considered in areas where the prevalence of...

American Family Physician

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2001/0315/afp20010315p1087.pdf

Antimicrobial Resistence: A Plan of Action for Community Practice - American Family ...

Mar 15, 2001 - Antibiotic resistance was once confined primarily to hospitals but is becoming increasingly prevalent in family practice settings, making daily therapeutic decisions more challenging. Recent reports of pediatric deaths and illnesses in communities in the United States have raised ...

American Family Physician : Article

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2001/0315/p1087.html

Antioxidant Vitamin Supplements and Cardiovascular Disease Risk Reduction - Practice ...

Apr 1, 2005 - The American Heart Association (AHA) has released a science advisory on the effects of antioxidant vitamin supplements on reducing the risk of cardiovascular disease.

American Family Physician : Practice Guidelines

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2005/0401/p1433.html

Anxiety Disorders - American Family Physician

Apr 1, 2020 - ...07/01/2008 APA Releases Guidelines on Treating Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder [Practice Guidelines] 08/15/2007 Herbal and Dietary Supplements for Treatment of Anxiety Disorders 01/01/2006 Post-traumatic Stress Disorder [Clinical Evidence Handbook] 05/01/2005 Is...

American Family Physician : AFP By Topic

https://www.aafp.org/afp/topicModules/viewTopicModule.htm?topicModuleId=85

Aortic Stenosis: Diagnosis and Treatment

...valvular heart disease: executive summary: a report of the American College of Cardiology/American Heart Association Task Force on Practice Guidelines [published cor- rection appears in J Am Coll Cardiol. 2014;63(22):2489]. J Am Coll Cardiol. 2014;63(22):e77. Aortic stenosis...

American Family Physician

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2016/0301/afp20160301p371.pdf

Aortic Stenosis: Diagnosis and Treatment - American Family Physician

Mar 1, 2016 - Aortic stenosis affects 3% of persons older than 65 years. Although survival in asymptomatic patients is comparable to that in age- and sex-matched control patients, it decreases rapidly after symptoms appear. During the asymptomatic latent period, left ventricular hypertrophy and ...

American Family Physician : Article

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2016/0301/p371.html

Aortic Stenosis: Diagnosis and Treatment - American Family Physician

Sep 15, 2008 - Aortic stenosis is the most important cardiac valve disease in developed countries, affecting 3 percent of persons older than 65 years. Although the survival rate in asymptomatic patients with aortic stenosis is comparable to that in age- and sex-matched control patients, the average ...

American Family Physician : Article

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2008/0915/p717.html

APA Releases Guideline on Treatment of Patients with Major Depressive Disorder

...A collection of Practice Guidelines published in AFP is available at http:// www.aafp.org/afp/ practguide. Guideline source: American Psychiatric Association Evidence rating system used? Yes Literature search described? Yes Available at: ht...

American Family Physician

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2011/0515/afp20110515p1219.pdf

APA Releases Guidelines on Treating Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder - Practice Guidelines...

Jul 1, 2008 - In 2007, the American Psychiatric Association (APA) published treatment recommendations for obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD). Management of OCD can involve many therapeutic actions depending on the needs, capacities, and desires of the patient.

American Family Physician : Practice Guidelines

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2008/0701/p131.html

APA Releases Guidelines on Treatment of Patients with Major Depressive Disorder - ...

May 15, 2011 - The American Psychiatric Association (APA) recently updated its guideline on the treatment of major depressive disorder. The new evidence-based guideline summarizes recommendations on the use of antidepressants and other drug therapies; psychotherapy, including cognitive behavior ...

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APA Updates Guidelines on Psychiatric Evaluation in Adults

June 1, 2016 Practice Guidelines

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APA Updates Guidelines on Psychiatric Evaluation in Adults - Practice Guidelines - ...

Jul 1, 2016 - The American Psychiatric Association (APA) recently released the third edition of its guidelines on psychiatric evaluation of adults. The nine-part guideline has been updated based on new evidence identified since the previous edition was released in 2006.

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Apolipoprotein Measurement for Cardiovascular Risk Assessment

...Association Task Force on Practice Guidelines. J Am Coll Cardiol. 2010; 56(25):e50-e103. 9. Myers GL, Christenson RH, Cushman M, et al.; NACB LMPG Committee Members. National Academy of Clinical Biochemistry Laboratory Medi- cine Practice guidelines: emerging biomarkers for...

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Appropriate and Safe Use of Diagnostic Imaging

...29. Qaseem A, Snow V, Barry P, et al. Current diagnosis of venous throm- boembolism in primary care: a clinical practice guideline from the American Academy of Family Physicians and the American College of Physicians. Ann Fam Med. 2007;5(1):57-62. 30. Chagnon I, Bounameaux H,...

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Appropriate Use of MRI for Evaluating Common Musculoskeletal Conditions

...of Physicians; American Pain Society Low Back Pain Guidelines Panel. Diagnosis and treatment of low back pain: a joint clinical practice guideline from the American College of Physicians and the Ameri- can Pain Society [published correction appears in Ann Intern Med....

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Appropriate Use of Polypharmacy for Older Patients

...enzyme, all of which may lower blood pressure. Hypertension is implicated in 50 percent of cardiovascular disease cases, and clinical practice guidelines suggest lifestyle and dietary inter- ventions in addition to medication to lower blood pressure. This Cochrane review combined...

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Appropriate Use of Polypharmacy for Older Patients

...enzyme, all of which may lower blood pressure. Hypertension is implicated in 50 percent of cardiovascular disease cases, and clinical practice guidelines suggest lifestyle and dietary inter- ventions in addition to medication to lower blood pressure. This Cochrane review combined...

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April 1, 2000 - American Family Physician

...Practice Guidelines ACIP Recommendations for the Prevention of Hepatitis A Through Immunization Monica Preboth Putting Prevention into Practice Adult Immunization-Pneumococcal Vaccine Martin C. Mahoney Quantum Sufficit Quantum Sufficit Jessica Greene Letters...

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April 1, 2001 - American Family Physician

...Practice Guidelines NIH Consensus Statement on Phenylketonuria Quantum Sufficit Quantum Sufficit Sarah Morgan; Lori Parry Letters to the Editor Family Physicians as Specialists Joseph Baum No-Needle Anesthetic for No-Scalpel Vasectomy charles Wilson...

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April 1, 2002 - American Family Physician

...Practice Guidelines Introduction to AAFP Summary of Recommendations for Periodic Health Examinations Genevieve Ressel Putting Prevention into Practice Screening for Skin Cancer Rebecca Ferrini Quantum Sufficit Quantum Sufficit Heather McNeill; Sarah Morgan...

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April 1, 2003 - American Family Physician

...Practice Guidelines ACOG Releases Guidelines on Diagnosis and Management of Polycystic Ovary Syndrome Barrett M. Schroeder Putting Prevention into Practice Screening for Depression Rebecca Ferrini; Barbara Clark Quantum Sufficit Quantum Sufficit Sarah Evans;...

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April 1, 2004 - American Family Physician

...Practice Guidelines ACS Releases Guidelines on Nutrition and Physical Activity During and After Cancer Treatment Matthew J. Neff Answering Clinical Questions Putting Prevention into Practice Screening for Prostate Cancer Kenneth S. Fink; Barbara Clark FPIN's...

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April 1, 2005 - American Family Physician

...Practice Guidelines IDSA Releases Guidelines on the Diagnosis and Treatment of Diabetic Foot Infections Karen L. Hellekson Antioxidant Vitamin Supplements and Cardiovascular Disease Risk Reduction Matthew J. Neff Medication Guide for Amiodarone Matthew J. Neff...

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April 1, 2006 - American Family Physician

...Practice Guidelines NAMDRC Recommendations for Prolonged Mechanical Ventilation Amber Randel AAN Releases Guidelines for the Use of Serum Prolactin Assays in Diagnosing Epileptic Seizures Lisa Graham CDC Reports on Trends in Cholesterol Screening and Awareness Lisa...

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April 1, 2007 - American Family Physician

...Practice Guidelines ACOG Releases Guidelines on Antibiotic Prophylaxis for Gynecologic Procedures Carrie Armstrong AHA Publishes Guidelines on CVD Prevention in Women Sherri Damlo ACOG Releases Guideline for Managment of Postpartum Bleeding Lisa Graham Answering...

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April 1, 2008 - American Family Physician

...Practice Guidelines AAN Guideline Reassesses the Use of Neuroimaging in the Evaluation of Seizure Amber Randel FDA Approves Alternative Dosing Schedule for Combined Hepatitis Vaccine Liz Smith Answering Clinical Questions FPIN's Clinical Inquiries Quality of Life...

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April 1, 2009 - American Family Physician

...Practice Guidelines ACIP Releases Guideline on Prevention of Herpes Zoster Carrie Armstrong Answering Clinical Questions Cochrane for Clinicians Heparins for Unstable Angina and Non-ST-Segment Elevation Myocardial Infarction Nathan Hitzeman; Flora Rafii Aerobic...

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April 1, 2010 - American Family Physician

...Practice Guidelines ACOG Guidelines on Pregnancy After Bariatric Surgery Carrie Armstrong Answering Clinical Questions Cochrane for Clinicians Blood Pressure Treatment Targets for Uncomplicated Hypertension Quynh Bui Effectiveness of B-Complex Vitamins for...

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April 1, 2011 - American Family Physician

...Practice Guidelines AAP Reports on Use of Probiotics and Prebiotics in Children Carrie Armstrong Answering Clinical Questions FPIN's Clinical Inquiries Appetite Suppressants as Adjuncts for Weight Loss Blair Wilbert; Brice Labruzzo Mohundro; Vincent Shaw; Amy Andres...

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April 1, 2012 - American Family Physician

...Practice Guidelines AAP Releases Clinical Report on the Impact of Social Media on Children, Adolescents, and Families Lisa M. Croke Answering Clinical Questions Cochrane for Clinicians Financial Incentives for Improving the Quality of Primary Care Elizabeth...

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April 1, 2012 - American Family Physician

...Practice Guidelines AAP Releases Clinical Report on the Impact of Social Media on Children, Adolescents, and Families Lisa M. Croke Answering Clinical Questions Cochrane for Clinicians Financial Incentives for Improving the Quality of Primary Care Elizabeth...

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April 1, 2013 - American Family Physician

...Practice Guidelines ACR Issues Recommendations on Therapies for Osteoarthritis of the Hand, Hip, and Knee Michael Devitt Answering Clinical Questions Cochrane for Clinicians Appropriate Use of Polypharmacy for Older Patients Nathan Hitzeman; Katherine Belsky...

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April 1, 2013 - American Family Physician

...Practice Guidelines ACR Issues Recommendations on Therapies for Osteoarthritis of the Hand, Hip, and Knee Michael Devitt Answering Clinical Questions Cochrane for Clinicians Appropriate Use of Polypharmacy for Older Patients Nathan Hitzeman; Katherine Belsky...

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