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Colorectal Cancer Screening and Surveillance in Individuals at Increased Risk - ...

Jan 15, 2018 - Individuals at increased risk of developing colorectal cancer include those with a personal or family history of advanced adenomas or colorectal cancer, a personal history of inflammatory bowel disease, or genetic polyposis syndromes. In general, these persons should undergo more ...

American Family Physician : Article

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2018/0115/p111.html

Colorectal Cancer Screening: ACP Guidance Statements - Practice Guidelines - American ... Restricted content. Login required.

Aug 15, 2020 - The American College of Physicians developed a consensus statement for colorectal cancer screening of average-risk adults based on their review of six independent guidelines and supporting evidence.

American Family Physician : Practice Guidelines

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2020/0815/p250.html

Colorectal Cancer Screening: ACS Updates Guideline for Adults with Average Risk - ...

Jan 15, 2019 - To support early identification and treatment, the American Cancer Society (ACS) has updated its 2008 guidance on counseling and referring patients at average risk of colorectal cancer (CRC) based on new evidence regarding screening options and the ever-changing risk of CRC.

American Family Physician : Practice Guidelines

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2019/0115/p129.html

Colorectal Cancer Screening: BMJ Rapid Recommendation - Practice Guidelines - American ... Restricted content. Login required.

Aug 15, 2020 - Colorectal cancer (CRC) screening recommendations vary because the underlying evidence is low quality, with few screening methods evaluated by randomized trials. The BMJ/MAGIC Group performed a systematic review based on 15-year CRC risk models to compare screening options.

American Family Physician : Practice Guidelines

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2020/0815/p253.html

Colorectal Cancer: Risk Factors and Recommendations for Early Detection - American ...

Jun 1, 1999 - Spurred by mounting evidence that the detection and treatment of early-stage colorectal cancers and adenomatous polyps can reduce mortality, Medicare and some other payors recently authorized reimbursement for colorectal cancer screening in persons at average risk for this malignancy. A...

American Family Physician : Article

https://www.aafp.org/afp/1999/0601/p3083.html

Colposcopy (Position Paper)

Read the AAFP position paper on family physicians' scope of practice regarding a colposcopy test to detect cervical cancer.

About AAFP |AAFP Policies and Recommendations : Policies

https://www.aafp.org/about/policies/all/colposcopy-position-paper.html

Commission on Health of the Public and Science (CHPS)

Commission on Health of the Public and Science (CHPS)

About AAFP : Meet our Leadership

https://www.aafp.org/about/meet-our-leadership/commissions/descriptions/commission-description-chps.html

Committee Reviews Vaccines for COVID-19, Influenza, More

The CDC’s Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices made recommendations regarding COVID-19, dengue, influenza, rabies, zoster and pneumococcal disease during a virtual meeting June 23-25.

AAFP News : Patient Care

https://www.aafp.org/news/health-of-the-public/20210701acip.html

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

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

American Family Physician : Article

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

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

...tional criteria for the diagnosis of neurofibro- matosis. The American Academy of Derma- tology has practice guidelines based on the NIH definition.5 [Evidence level C, consensus opinion] Café au lait macules themselves require treatment only if cosmesis is requested. Surgi- cal...

American Family Physician

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2003/1115/afp20031115p1955.pdf

Common Infections in Older Adults - American Family Physician

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

American Family Physician : Article

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

Common Infections in Older Adults - American Family Physician

...Diseases Society of America. Clin Infect Dis 1998;26:811-38, and Bartlett JG, Dowell SF, Mandell LA, File TM Jr, Musher DM, Fine AM. Practice guidelines for management of community-acquired pneumonia in adults. Clin Infect Dis 2000;31:347-82. headache, fever, chills, muscle...

American Family Physician

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2001/0115/afp20010115p257.pdf

Common Problems in Patients Recovering from Chemical Dependency - American Family ...

...17. A clinical practice guideline for treating tobacco use and depen- dence: a US Public Health Service report. The Tobacco Use and Dependence Clinical Practice Guideline Panel, Staff, and Consor- tium Representatives. JAMA 2000;283:3244-54. 18. Schuckit MA. Drug and alcohol...

American Family Physician

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2003/1115/afp20031115p1971.pdf

Common Questions About Chronic Low Back Pain - American Family Physician

May 15, 2015 - More than 30% of U.S. adults report having experienced low back pain within the preceding three months. Although most low back pain is nonspecific and self-limiting, a subset of patients develop chronic low back pain, defined as persistent symptoms for longer than three months. Low back...

American Family Physician : Article

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2015/0515/p708.html

Common Questions About Clostridium Difficile Infection

...Gerding DN, Johnson S, et al.; Society for Healthcare Epi- demiology of America; Infectious Diseases Society of America. Clini- cal practice guidelines for Clostridium difficile infection in adults: 2010 update by the society for Healthcare Epidemiology of America (SHEA) and the...

American Family Physician

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2014/0315/afp20140315p437.pdf

Common Questions About Developmental Dysplasia of the Hip

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American Family Physician

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2014/1215/afp20141215p843.pdf

Common Questions About Developmental Dysplasia of the Hip - American Family Physician

Dec 15, 2014 - Developmental dysplasia of the hip is a common musculoskeletal condition in newborns. Infants with developmental dysplasia of the hip, whether treated or untreated, have a higher incidence of early-onset hip osteoarthritis in adulthood. Evidence to support universal screening by ...

American Family Physician : Article

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2014/1215/p843.html

Common Questions About Pneumonia in Nursing Home Residents

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American Family Physician

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2015/1001/afp20151001p612.pdf

Common Questions About Pneumonia in Nursing Home Residents - American Family Physician

Oct 1, 2015 - Pneumonia in older adults residing in nursing homes can be challenging to diagnose and treat. Pneumococcal and influenza immunizations decrease the risk of pneumonia and are recommended for all nursing home patients. Older adults with pneumonia may not display classic signs and symptoms...

American Family Physician : Article

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2015/1001/p612.html

Common Questions About Pressure Ulcers - American Family Physician

Nov 15, 2015 - Patients with limited mobility due to physical or cognitive impairment are at risk of pressure ulcers. Primary care physicians should examine at-risk patients because pressure ulcers are often missed in inpatient, outpatient, and long-term care settings. High-risk patients should use ...

American Family Physician : Article

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2015/1115/p888.html

Common Questions About Streptococcal Pharyngitis

July 1, 2016 Scientific

American Family Physician

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2016/0701/afp20160701p24.pdf

Common Questions About Streptococcal Pharyngitis - American Family Physician

Jul 1, 2016 - Group A beta-hemolytic streptococcal (GABHS) infection causes 15% to 30% of sore throats in children and 5% to 15% in adults, and is more common in the late winter and early spring. The strongest independent predictors of GABHS pharyngitis are patient age of five to 15 years, absence of...

American Family Physician : Article

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2016/0701/p24.html

Common Questions About the Diagnosis and Management of Fibromyalgia

Date xx, xxxx Scientific

American Family Physician

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2015/0401/afp20150401p472.pdf

Common Questions About the Initial Management of Hypertension - American Family Physician

Feb 1, 2015 - Hypertension is the most common chronic condition treated by family physicians. Elevated blood pressure is associated with an increased risk of heart failure, myocardial infarction, cerebrovascular disease, and death. Treatment of hypertension reduces the risk of these events. Several ...

American Family Physician : Article

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2015/0201/p172.html

Common Questions About the Pharmacologic Management of Depression in Adults

July 15, 2015 Scientific

American Family Physician

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2015/0715/afp20150715p94.pdf

Common Questions About Wound Care

Date xx, xxxx Scientific

American Family Physician

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2015/0115/afp20150115p86.pdf

Common Questions on Chronic Low Back Pain

Date xx, xxxx Scientific

American Family Physician

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2015/0515/afp20150515p708.pdf

Common Skin Rashes in Children

American Family Physician

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2015/0801/afp20150801p211.pdf

Common Types of Supraventricular Tachycardia: Diagnosis and Management

...a report of the American College of Cardiology/American Heart Association Task Force on Practice Guidelines and the European Society of Cardiology Com- mittee for Practice Guidelines (writing committee to revise the 2001 guidelines for the management of patients with atrial...

American Family Physician

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2010/1015/afp20101015p942.pdf

Community-Acquired Pneumonia in Adults: Diagnosis and Management

November 1, 2016

American Family Physician

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2016/1101/afp20161101p698.pdf

Community-Acquired Pneumonia in Adults: Diagnosis and Management - American Family ...

Nov 1, 2016 - Community-acquired pneumonia is a leading cause of death. Risk factors include older age and medical comorbidities. Diagnosis is suggested by a history of cough, dyspnea, pleuritic pain, or acute functional or cognitive decline, with abnormal vital signs (e.g., fever, tachycardia) and ...

American Family Physician : Article

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2016/1101/p698.html

Community-Acquired Pneumonia in Children

...al. Seasonal influenza in adults and children-diagnosis, treatment, chemoprophylaxis, and institutional outbreak management: clinical practice guidelines of the Infectious Dis- eases Society of America. Clin Infect Dis. 2009;48(8):1003-1032. 20. American Academy of Pediatrics...

American Family Physician

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2012/1001/afp20121001p661.pdf

Community-Acquired Pneumonia in Infants and Children - American Family Physician

...13. Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center Health Policy and Clini- cal Effectiveness Program. Evidence based clinical practice guideline. Community acquired pneumonia in children 60 days to 17 years of age. Accessed online February 27, 2004, at:...

American Family Physician

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2004/0901/afp20040901p899.pdf

Community-Acquired Pneumonia: Determining Safe Treatment in the Outpatient Setting - ...

Jun 15, 2019 - When is it safe to treat a patient with community-acquired pneumonia a an outpatient?

American Family Physician : Point-of-Care Guides

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2019/0615/p768.html

Community-Acquired Pneumonia: Updated Recommendations from the ATS and IDSA - Practice ... Restricted content. Login required.

Jul 15, 2020 - The American Thoracic Society (ATS) and the Infectious Diseases Society of America (IDSA) recently updated their recommendations on the diagnosis and treatment of community-acquired pneumonia.

American Family Physician : Practice Guidelines

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2020/0715/p121.html

Comparative Effectiveness Research (CER)

The ACP, AAFP, AAP, and AOA are collaborating to survey primary care physicians about comparative effectiveness research (CER) and its role in providing the best available evidence to help physicians and their patients make better informed health care decisions.

Family Physician : Patient Care

https://www.aafp.org/family-physician/patient-care/nrn/studies/all/CER.html

Complementary and Alternative Medicine - American Family Physician

Aug 1, 2020 - This collection features AFP content on complementary and alternative medicine, including herbs and dietary supplements, acupuncture, meditation, and yoga. This collection features AFP content on complementary and alternative medicine, including herbs and dietary supplements, ...

American Family Physician : AFP By Topic

https://www.aafp.org/afp/topicModules/viewTopicModule.htm?topicModuleId=60

Complications of HIV Infection: A Systems-Based Approach

...47. Bruix J, Sherman M; Practice Guidelines Committee, American Asso- ciation for the Study of Liver Diseases. Management of hepatocellular carcinoma. Hepatology. 2005;42(5):1208-1236. 48. Gray RH, Wawer MJ, Brookmeyer R, et al.; Rakai Project Team. Probability of HIV-1...

American Family Physician

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2011/0215/afp20110215p395.pdf

Complying with AAP Lyme Disease Recommendations - Letters to the Editor - American ...

Feb 15, 2001 - ...the price for a single dose of the vaccine is $63.99. For three doses, $191.97 is a fairly pricey intervention. The suggestion in this practice guideline that the protective immunity is not known to last more than one year beyond dose 3 raises more questions about...

American Family Physician : Letter

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2001/0215/p635.html

Concussion in Sports - Editorials - American Family Physician

Sep 15, 2001 - ...it is just impossible to keep up with the latest changes. For physicians who are interested in evidence-based medicine, clinical practice guidelines offer a solution. Guidelines can synthesize a comprehensive review, letting us know what the bulk of the evidence says. When the...

American Family Physician : Editorials

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2001/0915/p938.html

Consumer Advisory on Colloidal Silver Products - Practice Guidelines - American Family ...

Sep 15, 2004 - ...Practice Guideline Briefs CARRIE MORANTZ BRIAN TORREY Am Fam Physician. 2004 Sep 15;70(6):1174. Consumer Advisory on Colloidal Silver Products The National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine (NCCAM) has issued a consumer advisory of colloidal silver products. The...

American Family Physician : Practice Guidelines

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2004/0915/p1174.html

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Controlling Antibiotic Resistance: Will We Someday See Limited Prescribing Autonomy? - ...

Mar 15, 2001 - ...conducted in a closed setting in which education was provided by physicians' immediate supervisors. Widespread dissemination of practice guidelines is not an effective means of changing practice.17 Even government-sponsored or third-party feedback on prescribing patterns has not...

American Family Physician : Editorials

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2001/0315/p1034.html

COPD Clinical Guidance

Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) affects around 15 million people in the U.S. and costs more than $32 billion annually. Family physicians are key partners in managing COPD through diagnosis, treatment, and care coordination.

Family Physician |AAFP Policies and Recommendations : Patient Care

https://www.aafp.org/family-physician/patient-care/clinical-recommendations/clinical-guidance-copd.html

COPD Exacerbation Management - Clinical Practice Guideline

The guideline, Pharmacologic Management of COPD Exacerbations, was developed by the American Academy of Family Physicians and approved by the Board of Directors in April 2021. The guideline was then published in the American Family Physician.

Family Physician |AAFP Policies and Recommendations : Patient Care

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

Copy of package.pdf

...The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) developed an evidence-based clinical practice guideline for use by all health care professionals who care for newborns in hos- pital and outpatient settings.2 The primary goal of the guideline, as well as this article, is to increase...

American Family Physician

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2008/0501/afp20080501p1255.pdf

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American Family Physician : American Family Physician

https://www.aafp.org/journals/afp/about/copyright.html

Coronary Artery Disease/Coronary Heart Disease - American Family Physician

Oct 15, 2021 - This collection features AFP content on coronary artery disease (CAD), coronary heart disease (CHD) and related issues, including acute coronary syndrome, angina, cardiomyopathy, hypertension, and myocardial infarction. This collection features AFP content on coronary artery disease ...

American Family Physician : AFP By Topic

https://www.aafp.org/afp/topicModules/viewTopicModule.htm?topicModuleId=4

Coronavirus (COVID-19) Daily Research Briefs

Coronavirus (COVID-19) Daily Research Briefs

American Family Physician : American Family Physician

https://www.aafp.org/journals/afp/content/covid-briefs.html

Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) Resources

List of coronavirus (COVID-19) resources for health care professionals.

American Family Physician : American Family Physician

https://www.aafp.org/journals/afp/content/covid.html

Correction - Corrections - American Family Physician

Feb 1, 2019 - ...Misspelled name. The Practice Guideline Bleeding with Anticoagulants: ACC Releases Expert Consensus Decision Pathway to Guide Management (July 1, 2018, p. 57) contained an error by referring to vitamin K agonists rather than vitamin K antagonists in three places within the last...

American Family Physician : Corrections

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2019/0201/p143a.html

Correction - Corrections - American Family Physician

Jul 1, 2015 - ...Clarification on administration of live vaccines. The Practice Guideline IDSA Releases Recommendations on Vaccinations in Immunocompromised Patients, (November 1, 2014, page 664) contained incomplete information about the administration of live vaccines to household members of...

American Family Physician : Corrections

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2015/0701/p8a.html

Correction - Corrections - American Family Physician

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

American Family Physician : Corrections

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

Correction - Corrections - American Family Physician

Dec 1, 2007 - ...The Answers to This Issue's CME Quiz located at the end of Practice Guidelines (November 1, 2007, page 1402) were incorrectly formatted. The CME Quiz for this issue contained 13 questions, and the answer box incorrectly listed answers to 14 questions. The correct answer box is...

American Family Physician : Corrections

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2007/1201/p1618.html

Correction - Corrections - American Family Physician

Jun 15, 2007 - ...The Practice Guideline Brief, AHA diet and Lifestyle Recommendations, (May 15, 2007, page 1573) contained an error in the fourth paragraph of the second column on page 1573. the levels of high-density lipoprotein cholesterol, considered by the American heart Association (AHA) as one of...

American Family Physician : Corrections

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2007/0615/p1773.html

Correction - Corrections - American Family Physician

Nov 15, 2005 - ...The article Lymphogranuloma Venereum Among Men Who Have Sex with Men ( Practice Guideline Brief, March 15, 2005, page 1222) incorrectly listed the recommended dosage of doxycycline as 10 mg rather than 100 mg. In the first paragraph under the treatment heading on page 1225, the...

American Family Physician : Corrections

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2005/1115/p1976.html

Correction - Corrections - American Family Physician

Oct 15, 2001 - ...An item in Practice Guidelines entitled AHA Recommendations for the Management of Intracranial Aneurysms (June 15, 2001, page 2465) contained an error. Aneurysms that are 10 mm or smaller have a rupture rate of 0.5 percent per year. Read the full article. Get immediate access, anytime,...

American Family Physician : Corrections

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2001/1015/p1328.html

Corrections - Apr 1, 2002 - American Family Physician

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

American Family Physician : Corrections

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

Corrections - Apr 15, 2008 - American Family Physician

Apr 15, 2008 - ...The Practice Guideline Brief article AAP Releases Guidelines on Treatment of Anaphylaxis, (October 15, 2007, page 1230) contained an error in the dosage for epinephrine injection for children with anaphylaxis. The dosage was incorrectly listed as .01 mg per kg, but no more than 0.30 mg...

American Family Physician : Corrections

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2008/0415/p1079.html

Corrections - Feb 15, 2012 - American Family Physician

Feb 15, 2012 - ...In the Practice Guidelines, ACIP Releases 2012 Immunization Schedule, (February 1, 2012, page 281) the accompanying 2012 catch-up immunization schedule was clarified by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention after publication. In Figure 3, the second bulleted item under footnote...

American Family Physician : Corrections

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2012/0215/p311a.html

Corrections - Jan 15, 2019 - American Family Physician

Jan 15, 2019 - ...Vitamin K Antagonists. The Practice Guideline, Newly Detected Atrial Fibrillation: AAFP Updates Guidelines on Pharmacologic Management (September 1, 2017, p. 332), incorrectly identified vitamin K antagonists as vitamin K agonists in the first paragraph in the left column on page...

American Family Physician : Corrections

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2019/0115/p77c.html

Corrections - Jan 15, 2021 - American Family Physician

Jan 15, 2021 - ...Inaccurate disease description. In the Practice Guidelines Community-Acquired Pneumonia: Updated Recommendations from the ATS and IDSA (July 15, 2020, p. 121), in the title of Table 2 (page 122) and the first sentence in the second paragraph of the Antibiotic Therapy section (page...

American Family Physician : Corrections

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2021/0115/p70a.html

Corrections - Jul 15, 2008 - American Family Physician

Jul 15, 2008 - ...The Practice Guideline ACIP Releases Recommendations for Hepatitis B Vaccine Use in Adults (August 15, 2007, page 585) incorrectly listed saliva as the body fluid with the highest concentration of hepatitis B virus (HBV). On page 585, the first sentence of the Epidemiology section...

American Family Physician : Corrections

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2008/0715/p176a.html

Corrections - Jun 1, 2000 - American Family Physician

Jun 1, 2000 - ...An item in Practice Guidelines, titled The 2000 Harmonized Immunization Schedule (January 1, 2000, page 232), contained an error in a footnote to the immunization schedule (page 234). The fourth and fifth sentence of the second footnote should read as follows: Infants born to...

American Family Physician : Corrections

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2000/0601/p3252a.html

Corrections - Jun 1, 2014 - American Family Physician

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

American Family Physician : Corrections

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

Corrections - Nov 15, 2008 - American Family Physician

Nov 15, 2008 - ...The Answers to This Issue's CME Quiz located at the end of Practice Guidelines (May 1, 2008, page 1323) listed incorrect answers for question 13. The correct answers for question 13 should have been A and C. The CME Quiz has been corrected online. Read the full article. Get...

American Family Physician : Corrections

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2008/1115/p1130a.html

Corrections - Oct 1, 2019 - American Family Physician

Oct 1, 2019 - ...Treatment of Gender-Dysphoric/Gender-Incongruent Persons: An Endocrine Society Clinical Practice Guideline, at https://www.endocrine.org/guidelines-and-clinical-practice/clinical-practice-guidelines/gender-dysphoria-gender-incongruence.66 Reference 66 was also replaced with the...

American Family Physician : Corrections

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2019/1001/p393.html

Corrections - Oct 15, 2012 - American Family Physician

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

American Family Physician : Corrections

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

Corticosteroid Injections Ineffective for Knee Osteoarthritis - POEMs - American Family...

Sep 15, 2017 - This well-done study found that regular three-month intra-articular injections of triamcinolone for two years resulted in no significant difference in pain and function assessments compared with saline. However, a significant increase in cartilage loss and damage did occur in patients ...

American Family Physician : POEMs

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2017/0915/p406.html

Corticosteroids for Sore Throat: BMJ Rapid Recommendation - Practice Guidelines - ...

Jun 15, 2018 - The BMJ Rapid Recommendations team, a collaboration between BMJ and the MAGIC group, issued a weak recommendation to give a single dose of oral corticosteroids to most patients with acute sore throat.

American Family Physician : Practice Guidelines

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2018/0615/p821.html

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

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

American Family Physician : Cochrane for Clinicians

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

Cough: Diagnosis and Management - Practice Guidelines - American Family Physician

Feb 15, 2007 - On a typical day, a family physician will see at least one patient presenting with cough. Information on the diagnosis and management of coughs is available from the American College of Chest Physicians (ACCP).

American Family Physician : Practice Guidelines

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2007/0215/p567.html

Counseling and Interventions to Prevent Tobacco Use and Tobacco-Caused Disease in ...

...Fiore MC, Jaén CR, Baker TB, et al. Treating tobacco use and dependence: 2008 update. Clinical Practice Guideline. Rockville, Md.: U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. Public Health Service; May 2008. http://www. surgeongeneral.gov/tobacco/. Accessed March 31, 2009. ■...

American Family Physician

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2010/1115/afp20101115p1269.pdf

Counseling and Interventions to Prevent Tobacco Use and Tobacco-Caused Disease in ...

Nov 15, 2010 - The U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) recommends that clinicians ask all adults about tobacco use and provide tobacco cessation interventions for those who use tobacco products.

American Family Physician : U.S. Preventive Services Task Force

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2010/1115/p1266.html

Counseling and Interventions to Prevent Tobacco Use and Tobacco-Caused Disease in ...

...Practice Guideline, Treating Tobacco Use and Dependence: 2008 Update (available at http://www.surgeongeneral.gov/tobacco/).1 Tobacco-related recommendations from the Centers for Disease Control and Pre- vention’s Guide to Community Preven- tive Services are available at...

American Family Physician

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2010/1115/afp20101115p1266.pdf

Counseling for Tobacco Cessation - Putting Prevention into Practice - American Family ...

Dec 1, 2001 - Case study: JT is a 54-year-old man who presents for a follow-up office visit. He requests refills on his prescriptions for enalapril and atorvastatin. You are aware that he is a smoker. Before you can initiate a discussion about his tobacco use, he excitedly reports that he has set a ...

American Family Physician : Putting Prevention into Practice

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2001/1201/p1881.html

Counseling or Antidepressants for Treating Depression? - FPIN's Clinical Inquiries - ...

Dec 1, 2005 - Both antidepressant medications and psychologic treatment are beneficial for adult patients with mild to moderate depression, with no consistent evidence that one type of treatment is more effective than the other.

American Family Physician : FPIN's Clinical Inquiries

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2005/1201/p2309.html

Counseling Parents About Vaccine Safety - Editorials - American Family Physician

Dec 1, 2008 - ...parents have about their child's development. Information on identifying children with autism spectrum disorders can be found in the Practice Guideline in this issue of American Family Physician.8 Read the full article. Get immediate access, anytime, anywhere. Choose a single...

American Family Physician : Editorials

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2008/1201/p1248.html

Counseling Patients with Unintended Pregnancy - Curbside Consultation - American Family...

Apr 15, 2015 - Nearly one-half of all pregnancies in the United States are unintended. Risk factors for unintended pregnancy include limited access to contraception, less than a college education, poor social support, age between 20 and 24 years, and black race. Family physicians are often the initial...

American Family Physician : Curbside Consultation

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2015/0415/p574.html

Counseling Women About Breast Cancer Screening

...See related Practice Guideline on page 711, and USPSTF at http://www.aafp.org/afp/2016/0415/ od1.html. Breast cancer is one of the most common malignancies among women, with approxi- mately 3% of women dying from the disease and approximately 12% of those who live to 80 years of...

American Family Physician

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2016/0415/afp20160415p652.pdf

Counseling Women About Breast Cancer Screening - Editorials - American Family Physician

Apr 15, 2016 - Practical strategies can help family physicians and women in their 40s make more informed decisions about breast cancer screening.

American Family Physician : Editorials

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2016/0415/p652.html

COVID-19: Telehealth Tools

Telemedicine and virtual care have quickly become important tools in caring for your patients while keeping yourself and your staff safe as the COVID-19 pandemic quickly evolves.

Family Physician : Patient Care

https://www.aafp.org/family-physician/patient-care/current-hot-topics/recent-outbreaks/covid-19/covid-19-telehealth.html

COVID-Town-Hall-032120.pdf

...The AAFP has developed this webpage to support members with the latest updates, clinical and practice guidelines, and other available resources during the pandemic. You may also find these external resources helpful: • The American Medical Association (AMA) has developed...

https://www.aafp.org/dam/brand/aafp/news/2020-september/documents/COVID-Town-Hall-032120.pdf

CPG Disclaimer

These guidelines are provided only as assistance for physicians making clinical decisions regarding the care of their patients. As such, they cannot substitute the individual judgment brought to each clinical situation by the patient’s family physician. As with all clinical reference ...

Family Physician |AAFP Policies and Recommendations : Patient Care

https://www.aafp.org/family-physician/patient-care/clinical-recommendations/cpg-manual/disclaimer.html

CPS - Promo Box

View the criteria for AAFP clinical preventive services recommendations and grading.

Family Physician |AAFP Policies and Recommendations : Patient Care

https://www.aafp.org/family-physician/patient-care/clinical-recommendations/cpg-manual/clinical-recommendations.html

CPS - Promo Box

View the criteria for AAFP clinical preventive services recommendations and grading.

Family Physician |AAFP Policies and Recommendations : Patient Care

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

CPS Disclaimer

These recommendations are provided only as assistance for physicians making clinical decisions regarding the care of their patients. As such, they cannot substitute for the individual judgment brought to each clinical situation by the patient's family physician. As with all clinical ...

Family Physician |AAFP Policies and Recommendations : Patient Care

https://www.aafp.org/family-physician/patient-care/clinical-recommendations/cpg-manual/cps-disclaimer.html

CQMC Updates First Round of Core Quality Measure Sets

The Core Quality Measures Collaborative earlier this month released updates to four of its eight existing core measure sets, with more updates, including to the primary care core set, expected within weeks.

AAFP News : Practice and Career

https://www.aafp.org/news/practice-professional-issues/20201001cqmcmeasuresetupdts.html

Cranberry Products for Treatment of Urinary Tract Infection - Cochrane for Clinicians -...

Aug 1, 2008 - Over a 12-month period, cranberry products decrease the incidence of symptomatic urinary tract infections (UTIs), especially in women with recurrent UTIs. Optimal dosage and form of administration (juice, tablets, or capsules) is unclear. There are no studies comparing cranberry juice ...

American Family Physician : Cochrane for Clinicians

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2008/0801/p332.html

Creating an Electronic Filing Cabinet -- FPM

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

Family Practice Management : Articles

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

Creating Practice Guidelines for Chronic Kidney Disease: An Insider's View - Editorials...

Sep 1, 2004 - ...Creating Practice Guidelines for Chronic Kidney Disease: An Insider’s View CYNDA ANN JOHNSON, M.D., M.B.A., Brody School of Medicine at East Carolina University, Greenville, North Carolina Am Fam Physician. 2004 Sep 1;70(5):823-824. Related Article Evidenced-based guidelines are...

American Family Physician : Editorials

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2004/0901/p823.html

Crohn's Disease: ACG Releases Updated Management Guidelines - Practice Guidelines - ...

Dec 15, 2018 - Options for managing Crohn’s disease continue to increase, as does the prevalence of the disease. The American College of Gastroenterology (ACG) has released an updated clinical practice guideline outlining features of the disease, as well as diagnosis and treatment options.

American Family Physician : Practice Guidelines

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2018/1215/p756.html

Crohn's Disease: Diagnosis and Management - American Family Physician

Dec 1, 2018 - Crohn’s disease is a chronic inflammatory condition that affects the gastrointestinal tract. It can cause lesions from mouth to anus and may result in extraintestinal complications. The prevalence of Crohn’s disease is increasing in adults and children. Genetic predispositions to ...

American Family Physician : Article

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2018/1201/p661.html

Croup

September 15, 2016: Clinical Evidence Handbook

American Family Physician

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2016/0915/afp20160915p476.pdf

Croup - Clinical Evidence Handbook - American Family Physician

Sep 15, 2016 - What are the effects of treatments (dexamethasone or humidification) in children with mild and moderate to severe croup?

American Family Physician : Clinical Evidence Handbook

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2016/0915/p476.html

Croup: An Overview

...6. Toward Optimized Practice. Guideline for the diagno- sis and management of croup. 2008 update. http:// www.topalbertadoctors.org / informed_practice / clinical_practice_guidelines/complete%20set/Croup/ croup_pda.pdf. Accessed June 16, 2010. 7. Sobol SE, Zapata S. Epiglottitis...

American Family Physician

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2011/0501/afp20110501p1067.pdf

Current and Future State of Cardiovascular Disease and Type 2 Diabetes

Address the clinical and educational gaps for primary care providers with a focus on the current and future state of cardiovascular disease and type 2 diabetes with this free CME activity.

CME : All CME Products

https://www.aafp.org/cme/all/current-and-future-state-of-cvd-and-type-2-diabetes.html

Current Concepts in Adult Acute Rhinosinusitis

July 15, 2016

American Family Physician

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2016/0715/afp20160715p97.pdf

Current Concepts in Adult Acute Rhinosinusitis - American Family Physician

Jul 15, 2016 - Acute rhinosinusitis is one of the most common conditions that physicians treat in ambulatory care. Most cases of acute rhinosinusitis are caused by viral upper respiratory infections. A meta-analysis based on individual patient data found that common clinical signs and symptoms were ...

American Family Physician : Article

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2016/0715/p97.html

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