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Caring for Children: Re-examining the Family Physician's Role -- FPM

Aug 1, 2005 - New research suggests that the care of children has become less central to family medicine than it used to be, and some family physicians want to reverse the trend.

Family Practice Management : Articles

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2005/0700/p45.html

Caring for Children: Re-examining the Family Physician’s Role -- Family Practice ...

...last year’s joint release of an evidence-based clinical practice guideline on the treatment of acute otitis media.5 This raises the pro- file of family physicians and helps people to better understand that family physicians take care of kids and do it well, he says. Relations...

Family Practice Management

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2005/0700/fpm20050700p45.pdf

Caring for LGBTQ+ Patients | AAFP Audiobook

AAFP's Audiobook on Caring for LGBTQ+ Patients provides guidance on caring for and connecting with LGBTQ+ patients. Earn 6 CME credits.

CME : All CME Products

https://www.aafp.org/cme/all/audio/caring-for-lgbtq-plus-patients.html

Caring for Transgender and Gender-Diverse Persons: What Clinicians Should Know - ...

Dec 1, 2018 - Persons whose experienced or expressed gender differs from their sex assigned at birth may identify as transgender. Transgender and gender-diverse persons may have gender dysphoria (i.e., distress related to this incongruence) and often face substantial health care disparities and ...

American Family Physician : Article

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2018/1201/p645.html

Causes and Evaluation of Chronic Dyspnea

...24. Qaseem A, Wilt TJ, Weinberger SE, et al. Diagnosis and management of stable chronic obstructive pulmonary disease: a clinical practice guideline update from the American College of Physicians, American College of Chest Physicians, American Thoracic Society, and Euro- pean...

American Family Physician

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2012/0715/afp20120715p173.pdf

CDC and HICPAC Release Updated Guidelines on the Prevention of Health-Care-Associated ...

Aug 1, 2004 - Recommendations on reducing the incidence of pneumonia and other severe, acute lower respiratory tract infections in acute-care hospitals and in other health care settings have been released by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the Healthcare Infection Control ...

American Family Physician : Practice Guidelines

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2004/0801/p596.html

CDC Develops Guideline for Opioid Prescribing

June 15, 2016 Practice Guidelines

American Family Physician

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2016/0615/afp20160615p1042.pdf

CDC Develops Guideline for Opioid Prescribing - Practice Guidelines - American Family ...

Jun 15, 2016 - A recently released guideline aims to establish patient-centered approaches to initiating, managing, and discontinuing opioid use. The recommendations from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) emphasize the serious risks and harms associated with opioids.

American Family Physician : Practice Guidelines

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2016/0615/p1042.html

CDC Evaluates the Effect of Revised Guidelines on the Prevention of Group B ...

Dec 15, 2007 - Revised guidelines for the prevention of perinatal group B streptococci (GBS) disease were released by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG), and the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) in 2002. The CDC has ...

American Family Physician : Practice Guidelines

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2007/1215/p1878.html

CDC Issues Guidelines on Illnesses Associated with Intentional Release of Biologic ...

Nov 15, 2001 - The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has issued a report on the investigation of recent cases of anthrax exposure. Interim guidelines for postexposure prophylaxis for prevention of inhalational anthrax and other information to assist epidemiologists, physicians and ...

American Family Physician : Practice Guidelines

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2001/1115/p1761.html

CDC Issues Recommendations for Diagnosing, Managing, and Reporting Foodborne Illnesses ...

Sep 1, 2004 - The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has issued new recommendations for diagnosing, managing, and reporting foodborne illnesses, in collaboration with the American Medical Association (AMA), American Nurses Association-American Nurse Foundation (ANA-ANF), the U.S. Food ...

American Family Physician : Practice Guidelines

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2004/0901/p981.html

CDC Issues Recommendations for Identifying HCV Infection in Persons Born in 1945 ...

...A collection of Practice Guidelines published in AFP is available at http:// www.aafp.org/afp/ practguide. CDC Issues Recommendations for Identifying HCV Infection in Persons Born in 1945 Through 1965 Practice Guidelines Guideline source: Centers for Disease Control and...

American Family Physician

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2013/0701/afp20130701p62.pdf

CDC Issues Recommendations for Identifying HCV Infection in Persons Born in 1945 ...

Jul 1, 2013 - Identifying HCV infection through testing is important to improve health outcomes in persons born in 1945 through 1965, because of increased risk of liver cirrhosis, hepatocellular carcinoma, and extrahepatic complications. The HCV Birth Cohort Testing Work Group, including experts from...

American Family Physician : Practice Guidelines

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2013/0701/p62.html

CDC Offers Free CME on Tapering, Discontinuing Opioids

The CDC is offering family physicians and other stakeholders an opportunity to learn about opioid reduction strategies and earn free CME in the process.

AAFP News : CME

https://www.aafp.org/news/education-professional-development/20200303opioidtaperwebinar.html

CDC Publishes Statement on Cough and Cold Medications in Children - Practice Guidelines...

Jul 15, 2007 - The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has released a statement on the risks of cough and cold medications in children younger than two years. Health care professionals also should be aware of the risks of serious illness or fatal overdose.

American Family Physician : Practice Guidelines

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2007/0715/p298.html

CDC Recommendations for Improving Oral Health - Practice Guidelines - American Family ...

Apr 15, 2006 - The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has released recommendations for preventing dental caries and improving oral health.

American Family Physician : Practice Guidelines

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2006/0415/p1472.html

CDC Recommendations on Prevention and Management of High Blood Lead Levels in Children ...

Apr 15, 2008 - The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has released recommendations on prevention and management of high blood lead levels in children.

American Family Physician : Practice Guidelines

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2008/0415/p1175.html

CDC Recommendations to Reduce Central Line Infections - Practice Guidelines - American ...

Feb 1, 2006 - The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has released a report detailing interventions to help prevent central line bloodstream infections in hospitals.

American Family Physician : Practice Guidelines

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2006/0201/p546.html

CDC Recommends New Treatment Regimen for Latent Mycobacterium Tuberculosis Infection - ...

Aug 15, 2012 - Tuberculosis is a contagious and potentially fatal disease transmitted by Mycobacterium tuberculosis. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has issued recommendations for the treatment of latent M. tuberculosis infection. The new regimen consists of isoniazid and ...

American Family Physician : Practice Guidelines

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2012/0815/p370.html

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

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

American Family Physician : Practice Guidelines

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

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

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

American Family Physician : Practice Guidelines

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

CDC Releases 2015 Guidelines on the Treatment of Sexually Transmitted Disease - ...

Jan 15, 2016 - The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has updated its 2010 recommendations to help guide physicians in preventing and treating sexually transmitted diseases. This summary practice guideline will focus on the updates.

American Family Physician : Practice Guidelines

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2016/0115/p144.html

CDC Releases 2015 Guidelines on the Treatment of Sexually Transmitted Diseases

January 1, 2016 Practice Guidelines

American Family Physician

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2016/0115/afp20160115p144.pdf

CDC Releases Best Practices for the Use of PCR Testing for Diagnosing Pertussis

...Practice Guidelines Answers to This Issue’s CME Quiz Q1. C Q2. B Q3. C Q4. C Q5. C Q6. A, B, C, D Q7. A, B Q8. C Q9. C Q10. A, C, D Q11. D Downloaded from the American Family Physician Web site at www.aafp.org/afp. Copyright © 2011 American Academy of Family...

American Family Physician

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2011/1115/afp20111115p1176.pdf

CDC Releases Best Practices for the Use of PCR Testing for Diagnosing Pertussis - ...

Nov 15, 2011 - Diagnosing pertussis in the early stages can be difficult, because early signs and symptoms are often nonspecific. Polymerase chain reaction (PCR) testing, a technique used to detect DNA sequences specific for Bordetella pertussis, is used for diagnosis; however, results should be ...

American Family Physician : Practice Guidelines

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2011/1115/p1176.html

CDC Releases Data on Deaths from Poisoning - Practice Guidelines - American Family ...

Sep 15, 2007 - Poisoning from prescription or illicit drugs is one of the leading causes of death from unintentional injury in the United States. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) analyzed data from 1999 to 2004 and found that the annual deaths from poisoning had increased 62.5 ...

American Family Physician : Practice Guidelines

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2007/0915/p892.html

CDC Releases Data on HIV-Related Risk Behaviors in U.S. HIgh School Students - Practice...

Feb 15, 2007 - U.S. high school students who use illicit injection drugs or have unprotected sexual intercourse are at higher risk of human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) infection. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has released data on HIV-related risk behaviors in these students.

American Family Physician : Practice Guidelines

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2007/0215/p575.html

CDC Releases Guidelines for Improving Vaccination Rates Among High-Risk Adults - ...

Jul 15, 2005 - A review of interventions to improve influenza, pneumococcal polysaccharide, and hepatitis B vaccination coverage among high-risk adults younger than 65 years has been issued by the Task Force on Community Preventive Services of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).

American Family Physician : Practice Guidelines

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2005/0715/p338.html

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

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

American Family Physician : Practice Guidelines

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

CDC Releases Guidelines on Antimicrobial Agents for the Treatment and Postexposure ...

Jul 15, 2006 - The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has released guidelines on antimicrobial agents for the treatment and postexposure prophylaxis of pertussis.

American Family Physician : Practice Guidelines

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2006/0715/p333.html

CDC Releases Guidelines on H1N1 Vaccination and Prevention of Seasonal Influenza - ...

Oct 1, 2009 - The Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has published specific recommendations for vaccination against the novel influenza A (H1N1) virus, in addition to its recommendations for seasonal influenza vaccination.

American Family Physician : Practice Guidelines

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2009/1001/p744.html

CDC Releases Guidelines on Improving Preconception Health Care - Practice Guidelines - ...

Dec 1, 2006 - Improving preconception health care can result in improved reproductive health outcomes and has the potential to reduce societal costs, as well. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) developed recommendations for physicians and public health officials that aim to improve ...

American Family Physician : Practice Guidelines

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2006/1201/p1967.html

CDC Releases Guidelines on Indentifying and Referring Persons with Fetal Alcohol ...

Mar 1, 2006 - Prenatal exposure to alcohol can damage the developing fetus and is a leading preventable cause of birth defects and developmental disabilities, such as fetal alcohol syndrome (FAS). The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has issued consensus guidelines to help identify ...

American Family Physician : Practice Guidelines

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2006/0301/p916.html

CDC Releases Recommendations for State Newborn Screening Programs for Cystic Fibrosis -...

Apr 15, 2005 - The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) released recommendations on the screening of newborns for cystic fibrosis. Cystic fibrosis is the second most common life-shortening, childhood-onset inherited disorder in the United States, behind sickle cell disease.

American Family Physician : Practice Guidelines

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2005/0415/p1605.html

CDC Releases Report on Prevalence of Adult Obesity - Practice Guidelines - American ...

Jun 15, 2007 - The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) found that the prevalence of obesity in adults increased significantly from 1995 to 2005 in all states, based on data from the 1995, 2000, and 2005 Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System surveys.

American Family Physician : Practice Guidelines

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2007/0615/p1885.html

CDC Releases Report on Rate of Autism in the United States - Practice Guidelines - ...

Dec 15, 2006 - The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) released findings of two surveys, the National Health Interview Survey (NHIS) and the National Survey of Children’s Health (NSCH), to determine the prevalence of autism spectrum disorders.

American Family Physician : Practice Guidelines

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2006/1215/p2124.html

CDC Releases Updated Guidelines for Postexposure Prophylaxis After Sexual, Injection ...

Sep 1, 2016 - Postexposure prophylaxis (PEP) with anti-retroviral drugs to prevent transmission of human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) following sexual or injection drug use exposures (nonoccupational PEP or nPEP) is an essential intervention requiring a timely response. Updated guidelines from the ...

American Family Physician : Practice Guidelines

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2016/0901/p392.html

CDC Report on Barriers to Children Walking to School - Practice Guidelines - American ...

Feb 15, 2006 - The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has released a report on the barriers to children walking to and from school in the United States in 2004. The CDC believes that comprehensive initiatives that include behavioral, environmental, and policy strategies are needed to ...

American Family Physician : Practice Guidelines

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2006/0215/p729.html

CDC Reports a Decrease in the Incidence of Breast Cancer - Practice Guidelines - ...

Dec 15, 2007 - Although breast cancer is the most commonly diagnosed cancer in U.S. women, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) reports that the incidence of breast cancer has decreased since 1999.

American Family Physician : Practice Guidelines

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2007/1215/p1880.html

CDC Reports on Antimicrobial-Resistant S. Pneumoniae - Practice Guidelines - American ...

Jul 1, 2008 - Treatment of invasive pneumococcal disease caused by infection with Streptococcus pneumoniae (pneumococcus) is complicated by antimicrobial resistance. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) analyzed surveillance data of invasive pneumococcal disease and examined the ...

American Family Physician : Practice Guidelines

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2008/0701/p135.html

CDC Reports on End-stage Renal Disease in Patients with Diabetes - Practice Guidelines ...

Aug 15, 2006 - The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has released a report detailing the incidence of end-stage renal disease (ESRD) in patients with diabetes. Diabetes mellitus is the leading cause of ESRD in the United States, accounting for 44 percent of new cases in 2002.

American Family Physician : Practice Guidelines

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2006/0815/p677.html

CDC Reports on Illnesses in Hurricane Katrina Evacuees and Relief Workers - Practice ...

Nov 15, 2005 - In the four weeks after Hurricane Katrina struck the U.S. Gulf Coast, a total of 7,508 illnesses and injuries were reported. Reports on illnesses in hurricane evacuees and relief workers were published by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).

American Family Physician : Practice Guidelines

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2005/1115/p2132.html

CDC Reports on Postmarketing Safety of the Rotateq Vaccine - Practice Guidelines - ...

Oct 1, 2007 - The U.S. Food and Drug Administration and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) have monitored the postmarketing safety of Rotateq through the Vaccine Adverse Event Reporting System and the Vaccine Safety Datalink. The CDC determined that there was not a statistically ...

American Family Physician : Practice Guidelines

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2007/1001/p1060.html

CDC Supports Vigorous Promotion of Child Safety Restraints - Practice Guidelines - ...

Oct 1, 2006 - The CDC supports vigorous promotion and enforcement of appropriate child motor vehicle restraints to further reduce child fatalities from motor vehicle crashes.

American Family Physician : Practice Guidelines

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2006/1001/p1228.html

CDC Updates 2005-2006 Influenza Vaccine Recommendations - Practice Guidelines - ...

Oct 15, 2005 - The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has released updated recommendations for priority use of trivalent inactivated influenza vaccine (TIV) during the 2005–2006 influenza season.

American Family Physician : Practice Guidelines

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2005/1015/p1613.html

CDC Updates Eligibility Criteria for Contraceptive Use

December 1, 2016: Practice Guidelines

American Family Physician

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2016/1201/afp20161201p942.pdf

CDC Updates Eligibility Criteria for Contraceptive Use - Practice Guidelines - American...

Dec 1, 2016 - The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) first published the U.S. Medical Eligibility Criteria for Contraceptive Use, which is a companion document to the U.S. Selected Practice Recommendations for Contraceptive Use, in 2010 to provide guidelines on safely using a variety of...

American Family Physician : Practice Guidelines

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2016/1201/p942.html

CDC Updates Guidelines for Influenza Vaccination for 2010-2011 Season

...Practice Guidelines ▲ Downloaded from the American Family Physician Web site at www.aafp.org/afp. Copyright © 2010 American Academy of Family Physicians. For the private, noncommercial use of one individual user of the Web site. All other rights reserved. Contact...

American Family Physician

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2010/1001/afp20101001p838.pdf

CDC Updates Guidelines for Influenza Vaccination for 2010-2011 Season - Practice ...

Oct 1, 2010 - The Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP) of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has released updated recommendations on influenza control for the 2010–2011 season. Seasonal influenza vaccines in 2010–2011 will contain A/California/7/2009 (H1N1)-like, ...

American Family Physician : Practice Guidelines

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2010/1001/p838.html

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

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

American Family Physician : Practice Guidelines

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

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

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

American Family Physician : Practice Guidelines

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

CDC Updates Guidelines for the Prevention of Perinatal

...Practice Guidelines Downloaded from the American Family Physician Web site at www.aafp.org/afp. Copyright © 2011 American Academy of Family Physicians. For the private, noncommercial use of one individual user of the Web site. All other rights reserved. Contact...

American Family Physician

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2011/0501/afp20110501p1106.pdf

CDC Updates Guidelines for the Prevention of Perinatal GBS Disease - Practice ...

May 1, 2011 - The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) published guidelines for the prevention of perinatal group B streptococcus (GBS) disease in 1996; the guidelines were updated in 2002 and again in 2010. The most recent guidelines elaborate on laboratory methods and thresholds for GBS...

American Family Physician : Practice Guidelines

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2011/0501/p1106.html

CDC Updates Guidelines on Diagnosis and Treatment of Sexually Transmitted Diseases

...A collection of Practice Guidelines published in AFP is available at http:// www.aafp.org/afp/ practguide. Practice Guidelines Guideline source: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Evidence rating system used? No Literature search described? No Published...

American Family Physician

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2011/0701/afp20110701p123.pdf

CDC Updates Guidelines on Diagnosis and Treatment of Sexually Transmitted Diseases - ...

Jul 1, 2011 - The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recently updated its guidelines on the treatment of sexually transmitted diseases (STDs). The new guidelines focus on treatment, but also discuss prevention strategies and diagnostic recommendations.

American Family Physician : Practice Guidelines

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2011/0701/p123.html

CDC Updates Guidelines on Influenza Immunization for 2008-09 Season - Practice ...

Oct 15, 2008 - The Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has released updated recommendations for influenza control for the 2008–09 season.

American Family Physician : Practice Guidelines

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2008/1015/p996.html

CDC Updates Interim Guidance on Caring for Women With Possible Exposure to Zika Virus

June 1, 2016 Practice Guidelines

American Family Physician

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2016/0515/afp20160515p874.pdf

CDC Updates Interim Guidance on Caring for Women with Possible Exposure to Zika Virus -...

May 15, 2016 - Based on limited evidence on the persistence of Zika virus RNA in blood and semen, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has updated its interim guidance on caring for reproductive-aged women who may have been exposed to the virus, including those who do not live in areas...

American Family Physician : Practice Guidelines

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2016/0515/p874.html

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

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

American Family Physician : Practice Guidelines

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

CDC Updates Latent TB Infection Treatment Recommendations

The CDC has updated and expanded its 2011 recommendations for use of once-weekly isoniazid and rifapentine for 12 weeks to treat latent TB infection.

AAFP News : Patient Care

https://www.aafp.org/news/health-of-the-public/20180706mmwrltbi.html

CDC Updates Recommendations for Contraceptive Use

December 15, 2016: Practice Guidelines

American Family Physician

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2017/0115/afp20170115p125.pdf

CDC Updates Recommendations for Contraceptive Use - Practice Guidelines - American ...

Jan 15, 2017 - The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) first published the U.S. Selected Practice Recommendations for Contraceptive Use (U.S. SPR) in 2013 to provide direction for safe and effective use of contraceptive methods. These guidelines update the 2013 report.

American Family Physician : Practice Guidelines

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2017/0115/p125.html

CDC Updates Recommendations for Contraceptive Use in the Postpartum Period

...A collection of Practice Guidelines published in AFP is available at http://www.aafp.org/afp/practguide. Initiating appropriate contraception in the postpartum period is important to avoid negative outcomes related to short birth intervals. The postpartum period is an opti- mal...

American Family Physician

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2011/1215/afp20111215p1422.pdf

CDC Updates Recommendations for Contraceptive Use in the Postpartum Period - Practice ...

Dec 15, 2011 - Initiating appropriate contraception in the postpartum period is important to avoid negative outcomes related to short birth intervals. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recently reevaluated the safety of contraceptive use in the postpartum period.

American Family Physician : Practice Guidelines

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2011/1215/p1422.html

CDC Updates Treatment Guidelines for Latent TB Infection

The CDC recently updated guidelines for the treatment of latent tuberculosis infection, the first comprehensive guidelines on LTBI issued since 2000.

AAFP News : Patient Care

https://www.aafp.org/news/health-of-the-public/20200219ltbiguidelines.html

Celebrating the Past; Looking Forward to the Future - Editorials - American Family ...

Apr 1, 2010 - ...key topic collections, called AFP by Topic: Editor's choice of best current content. The collections will include relevant articles, practice guidelines, point-of-care guides, patient handouts, evidence summaries, and related content from other sections of the journal. It will be...

American Family Physician : Editorials

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2010/0401/p842.html

Cerumen Impaction

Access the AAFP-endorsed clinical recommendation on cerumen impaction.

Family Physician |AAFP Policies and Recommendations : Patient Care

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

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

Cerumen Impaction: An Updated Guideline from the AAO—HNSF - Practice Guidelines - ...

Aug 15, 2017 - This update from the American Academy of Otolaryngology–Head and Neck Surgery Foundation (AAO–HNSF) provides guidance for persons older than six months diagnosed with cerumen impaction.

American Family Physician : Practice Guidelines

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2017/0815/p263.html

Cerumen Impaction: Diagnosis and Management - American Family Physician

Oct 15, 2018 - Cerumen production is a normal and protective process for the ear canal. However, cerumen should be removed when it causes symptoms (e.g., hearing loss, itching, pain, tinnitus) or prevents assessment of the external auditory canal, the tympanic membrane, or audiovestibular system. ...

American Family Physician : Article

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2018/1015/p525.html

Cervical Cancer Screening: Updated Guidelines from the American Cancer Society - ... Restricted content. Login required.

Aug 1, 2021 - The American Cancer Society (ACS) has released new guidelines for cervical cancer screening.

American Family Physician : Practice Guidelines

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2021/0900/p314.html

Cesarean Delivery in Family Medicine (Position Paper)

Read the AAFP's position on the role of family physicians in delivering maternity care including cesarean delivery.

About AAFP |AAFP Policies and Recommendations : Policies

https://www.aafp.org/about/policies/all/cesarean-delivery-family-medicine.html

Cesarean Delivery Rate Hits All-Time High - Practice Guidelines - American Family ...

Aug 1, 2007 - According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), nearly one in three live births in the United States in 2005 was a cesarean delivery, marking the highest U.S. total cesarean rate ever reported.

American Family Physician : Practice Guidelines

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2007/0801/p444.html

Cesarean Delivery: Counseling Issues and Complication Management

Date xx, xxxx Scientific

American Family Physician

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2015/0201/afp20150201p178.pdf

Cesarean Delivery: Counseling Issues and Complication Management - American Family ...

Feb 1, 2015 - Nearly one-third of all deliveries in the United States are cesarean deliveries. Compared with spontaneous vaginal delivery, cesarean delivery is associated with increased maternal and neonatal morbidity and mortality. Interventions that decrease the chance of a cesarean delivery ...

American Family Physician : Article

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2015/0201/p178.html

Cheng.pdf

...https:// www.idsociety.org/practice-guideline/covid-19- guideline-treatment-and-management National Institutes of Health: COVID-19 treatment guidelines https:// www.covid19treatmentguidelines.nih.gov World Health Organization: interim guidance on clinical management of...

American Family Physician

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/journals/afp/Cheng.pdf

Chewing Gum for Postoperative

December 1, 2015 Cochrane for Clinicians

American Family Physician

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2015/1201/afp20151201p975.pdf

Chewing Gum for Postoperative Recovery of Gastrointestinal Function - Cochrane for ...

Dec 1, 2015 - Having patients chew gum reduces the time to first flatus and time to first bowel movement, as well as the length of hospitalization by about half a day.

American Family Physician : Cochrane for Clinicians

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2015/1201/p974.html

Child Passenger Safety: AAP Updates Best Practice Recommendations - Practice Guidelines...

Apr 15, 2019 - There has been an increase in scientific evidence supporting the use of child safety and booster seats. The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) has updated best practice recommendations on child passenger safety based on this evidence.

American Family Physician : Practice Guidelines

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2019/0415/p525.html

Childhood Eye Examination

...date: March 8, 2011) that used the key terms amblyo- pia, esotropia, and retinoblastoma, and included POEMs, Cochrane reviews, and practice guidelines. Our librarian provided searches of PubMed and http://www.guidelines.gov (search date: April 18, 2011) using the key terms...

American Family Physician

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2013/0815/afp20130815p241.pdf

Childhood Eye Examination - American Family Physician

Aug 15, 2013 - Vision screening in children is an ongoing process, with components that should occur at each well-child visit. The purpose is to detect risk factors and visual abnormalities that necessitate treatment and to identify those patients who require referral to an ophthalmologist skilled in ...

American Family Physician : Article

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2013/0815/p241.html

Chlamydia Trachomatis Infections: Screening, Diagnosis, and Management

...Query PubMed search using the search terms Chlamydia trachomatis with limits including: humans, clinical trial, meta-analysis, practice guideline, randomized controlled trial, review, English, and being published within the past five years. The choice of authorship of this review...

American Family Physician

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2012/1215/afp20121215p1127.pdf

Chlamydia Trachomatis Infections: Screening, Diagnosis, and Management - American ...

Dec 15, 2012 - Chlamydia trachomatis is a gram-negative bacterium that infects the columnar epithelium of the cervix, urethra, and rectum, as well as nongenital sites such as the lungs and eyes. The bacterium is the cause of the most frequently reported sexually transmitted disease in the United ...

American Family Physician : Article

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2012/1215/p1127.html

Cholesterol - Clinical Practice Guideline

Access the clinical practice guideline for treatment of cholesterol endorsed with qualifications by the AAFP.

Family Physician |AAFP Policies and Recommendations : Patient Care

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

Cholesterol Management: ACC/AHA Updates Guideline - Practice Guidelines - American ...

May 1, 2019 - The American College of Cardiology/American Heart Association (ACC/AHA) task force on clinical practice guidelines has updated its 2013 cholesterol guideline.

American Family Physician : Practice Guidelines

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2019/0501/p589.html

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Choosing Wisely: Antibiotics should not be used for apparent viral respiratory ...

Antibiotics should not be used for apparent viral respiratory illnesses (sinusitis, pharyngitis, bronchitis).

American Family Physician : Choosing Wisely Recommendations

https://www.aafp.org/afp/recommendations/viewRecommendation.htm?recommendationId=34

Choosing Wisely: Avoid CT pulmonary angiography in emergency department patients with a...

Avoid CT pulmonary angiography in emergency department patients with a low-pretest probability of pulmonary embolism and either a negative Pulmonary Embolism Rule-Out Criteria or a negative D-dimer.

American Family Physician : Choosing Wisely Recommendations

https://www.aafp.org/afp/recommendations/viewRecommendation.htm?recommendationId=223

Choosing Wisely: Avoid dependence on standard laboratory values for transfusion ...

Avoid dependence on standard laboratory values for transfusion decisions; consideration of the patient’s clinical status is requisite.

American Family Physician : Choosing Wisely Recommendations

https://www.aafp.org/afp/recommendations/viewRecommendation.htm?recommendationId=497

Choosing Wisely: Avoid imaging studies (MRI, CT or X-rays) for acute low back pain ...

Avoid imaging studies (MRI, CT or X-rays) for acute low back pain without specific indications.

American Family Physician : Choosing Wisely Recommendations

https://www.aafp.org/afp/recommendations/viewRecommendation.htm?recommendationId=180

Choosing Wisely: Avoid lumbar spine imaging in the emergency department for adults with...

Avoid lumbar spine imaging in the emergency department for adults with non-traumatic back pain unless the patient has severe or progressive neurologic deficits or is suspected of having a serious underlying condition (such as vertebral infection, cauda equina syndrome, or cancer with ...

American Family Physician : Choosing Wisely Recommendations

https://www.aafp.org/afp/recommendations/viewRecommendation.htm?recommendationId=224

Choosing Wisely: Avoid nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) in individuals ...

Avoid nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) in individuals with hypertension or heart failure or chronic kidney disease of all causes, including diabetes.

American Family Physician : Choosing Wisely Recommendations

https://www.aafp.org/afp/recommendations/viewRecommendation.htm?recommendationId=36

Choosing Wisely: Avoid prescribing antibiotics for upper respiratory infections. - ...

Avoid prescribing antibiotics for upper respiratory infections.

American Family Physician : Choosing Wisely Recommendations

https://www.aafp.org/afp/recommendations/viewRecommendation.htm?recommendationId=254

Choosing Wisely: Avoid prescribing antibiotics in the emergency department for ...

Avoid prescribing antibiotics in the emergency department for uncomplicated sinusitis.

American Family Physician : Choosing Wisely Recommendations

https://www.aafp.org/afp/recommendations/viewRecommendation.htm?recommendationId=225

Choosing Wisely: Avoid presumptive antibiotic treatment of recurrent UTIs in women ...

Avoid presumptive antibiotic treatment of recurrent UTIs in women without first obtaining a urinalysis (culture and sensitivity).

American Family Physician : Choosing Wisely Recommendations

https://www.aafp.org/afp/recommendations/viewRecommendation.htm?recommendationId=436

Choosing Wisely: Avoid prophylactic antibiotics for the treatment of mitral valve ...

Avoid prophylactic antibiotics for the treatment of mitral valve prolapse.

American Family Physician : Choosing Wisely Recommendations

https://www.aafp.org/afp/recommendations/viewRecommendation.htm?recommendationId=257

Choosing Wisely: Avoid routine testing for antiepileptic drug levels in people with ...

Avoid routine testing for antiepileptic drug levels in people with epilepsy.

American Family Physician : Choosing Wisely Recommendations

https://www.aafp.org/afp/recommendations/viewRecommendation.htm?recommendationId=373

Choosing Wisely: Avoid routine use of opioids for treatment of knee osteoarthritis, hip...

Avoid routine use of opioids for treatment of knee osteoarthritis, hip osteoarthritis, low back pain, or rotator cuff injury.

American Family Physician : Choosing Wisely Recommendations

https://www.aafp.org/afp/recommendations/viewRecommendation.htm?recommendationId=426

Choosing Wisely: Avoid routinely measuring thyroid function and/or insulin levels in ...

Avoid routinely measuring thyroid function and/or insulin levels in children with obesity.

American Family Physician : Choosing Wisely Recommendations

https://www.aafp.org/afp/recommendations/viewRecommendation.htm?recommendationId=355

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