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afp20210201p155.pdf

...February 1, 2021 ◆ Volume 103, Number 3 www.aafp.org/afp American Family Physician 155 Targeted cancer therapy involves testing various types of cancer for genetic biomarkers that can predict the response to chemotherapeutic agents that attack the biomarkers directly or...

American Family Physician

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afp20210201p168.pdf

...168 American Family Physician www.aafp.org/afp Volume 103, Number 3 ◆ February 1, 2021 Definitions and Epidemiology Sexual violence is a broad term that encompasses all sex- ual acts, committed or attempted, without consent or that occur when the person is unable to consent.1 The...

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afp20210201p179.pdf

...February 1, 2021 ◆ Volume 103, Number 3 www.aafp.org/afp American Family Physician 179 Photo Quiz Slow-Growing Thumb Nodule Megan Ferderber, MD, CAQSM, FAAFP, East Carolina University Brody School of Medicine, Greenville, North Carolina An adult patient presented with a...

American Family Physician

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afp20210201p181.pdf

...February 1, 2021 ◆ Volume 103, Number 3 www.aafp.org/afp American Family Physician 181 Clinical Question How useful are patient-collected human papillo- mavirus (HPV) vaginal swabs as a screening test for cervical intraepithelial neoplasia (CIN)? Evidence-Based Answer...

American Family Physician

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afp20210201p183.pdf

...February 1, 2021 ◆ Volume 103, Number 3 www.aafp.org/afp American Family Physician 183 Implementing AHRQ Effective Health Care Reviews Helping Clinicians Make Better Treatment Choices Brief Cognitive Testing in the Detection and Diagnosis of Clinical Alzheimer-Type Dementia...

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https://www.aafp.org/afp/2021/0201/afp20210201p183.pdf

afp20210215p203.pdf

...February 15, 2021 ◆ Volume 103, Number 4 www.aafp.org/afp American Family Physician 203 Editorials Performance-Enhancing Drug Use in Recreational Athletes Tobie Smith, MD, MPH Georgetown University Medical Center, Washington, District of Columbia Matthew Fedoruk, PhD, and Amy...

American Family Physician

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afp20210215p209.pdf

...February 15, 2021 ◆ Volume 103, Number 4 www.aafp.org/afp American Family Physician 209 Health maintenance for women of reproductive age (generally defined as 15 to 44 years of age) comprises coun- seling and screening tests, with the goal of prevention and early detection of common...

American Family Physician

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afp20210215p219.pdf

...February 15, 2021 ◆ Volume 103, Number 4 www.aafp.org/afp American Family Physician 219 Frailty is a syndrome of growing importance among the geriatric population, occurring in 5% to 17% of older adults.1,2 Clinicians need to recognize the signs and symptoms of frailty as the average...

American Family Physician

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afp20210215p227.pdf

...February 15, 2021 ◆ Volume 103, Number 4 www.aafp.org/afp American Family Physician 227 Bipolar disorders comprise recurrent episodes of elevated mood and depression.1 The relapse rate is more than 70% over five years.2 Definitions of the various types of bipolar disorders are...

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afp20210215p240.pdf

...240 American Family Physician www.aafp.org/afp Volume 103, Number 4 ◆ February 15, 2021 Diary of a Family Physician 7: 45 a.m. I drive into the parking garage at my clinic and complete the online self-attestation that I am free of COVID-19 symp- toms and exposure risk. We are...

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afp20210215p241.pdf

...February 15, 2021 ◆ Volume 103, Number 4 www.aafp.org/afp American Family Physician 241 STEPS New Drug Reviews Lemborexant (Dayvigo) for the Treatment of Insomnia Morgan Adams Rhodes, PharmD, BCACP, University of South Carolina School of Medicine, Columbia, South Carolina...

American Family Physician

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afp20210215p245.pdf

...February 15, 2021 ◆ Volume 103, Number 4 www.aafp.org/afp American Family Physician 245 Medicine by the Numbers A Collaboration of TheNNT.com and AFP ➤➤ Intravenous Magnesium Sulfate for Acute Asthma Exacerbation in Children and Adults Kelvin Kwofie, MD, and Allan B. Wolfson,...

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afp20210215p247.pdf

...February 15, 2021 ◆ Volume 103, Number 4 www.aafp.org/afp American Family Physician 247 POEMs Patient-Oriented Evidence That Matters Compression Reduces Recurrent Cellulitis in Patients with Chronic Leg Edema Clinical Question Does compression reduce the likelihood of recur-...

American Family Physician

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afp20210215p247a.pdf

...February 15, 2021 ◆ Volume 103, Number 4 www.aafp.org/afp American Family Physician 247 POEMs Patient-Oriented Evidence That Matters Compression Reduces Recurrent Cellulitis in Patients with Chronic Leg Edema Clinical Question Does compression reduce the likelihood of recur-...

American Family Physician

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afp20210215p248.pdf

...February 15, 2021 ◆ Volume 103, Number 4 www.aafp.org/afp American Family Physician 247 POEMs Patient-Oriented Evidence That Matters Compression Reduces Recurrent Cellulitis in Patients with Chronic Leg Edema Clinical Question Does compression reduce the likelihood of recur-...

American Family Physician

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2021/0215/afp20210215p248.pdf

afp20210215p249.pdf

...February 15, 2021 ◆ Volume 103, Number 4 www.aafp.org/afp American Family Physician 247 POEMs Patient-Oriented Evidence That Matters Compression Reduces Recurrent Cellulitis in Patients with Chronic Leg Edema Clinical Question Does compression reduce the likelihood of recur-...

American Family Physician

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2021/0215/afp20210215p249.pdf

afp20210215p250.pdf

...250 American Family Physician www.aafp.org/afp Volume 103, Number 4 ◆ February 15, 2021 Practice Guidelines ACIP Approves 2021 Adult and Child/ Adolescent Immunization Schedules Published online February 12, 2021. The 2021 adult and child/adolescent immu- nization schedules...

American Family Physician

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2021/0215/afp20210215p250.pdf

After Detoxification: Levels of Treatment for Alcohol Dependence

...576 American Family Physician www.aafp.org/afp Volume 88, Number 9 ◆ November 1, 2013 After Detoxification: Levels of Treatment for Alcohol Dependence KEVIN P. HILL, MD, MHS, McLean Hospital, Division of Alcohol and Drug Abuse, Belmont, Massachusetts, and Harvard Medical School,...

American Family Physician

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2013/1101/afp20131101p576.pdf

Age-Related Macular Degeneration: Update for Primary Care - American Family Physician

May 15, 2000 - Age-related macular degeneration is the leading cause of severe vision loss among the elderly. In this condition, central vision is lost, but peripheral vision almost always remains intact. Affected persons rarely require canes or guide dogs. The diagnosis of age-related macular ...

American Family Physician : Article

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2000/0515/p3035.html

Agents of Change: ACOs Can Reduce Costs, Improve Care, Increase Income

Agents of Change: ACOs Can Reduce Costs, Improve Care, Increase Income

AAFP News : AAFP Leader Voices | AAFP News Blog : Blogs

https://www.aafp.org/news/blogs/leadervoices/entry/acos_can_reduce_costs_improve.html

Ah, Nuts: Is Kellogg's Putting Consumers at Risk by Adding Allergen to Food?

Ah, Nuts: Is Kellogg's Putting Consumers at Risk by Adding Allergen to Food?

AAFP News : Fresh Perspectives: New Docs in Practice | AAFP News Blog : Blogs

https://www.aafp.org/news/blogs/freshperspectives/entry/ah_nuts_kellogg_s_puts.html

AHA Examines Cardiovascular Problems in Diabetes - Practice Guidelines - American ...

Jan 15, 2000 - The American Heart Association (AHA) has issued recommendations for interventions to reduce the risk of cardiovascular complications in patients with diabetes mellitus.

American Family Physician : Practice Guidelines

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2000/0115/p561.html

AHA Releases Statement on Physical Activity Interventions - Practice Guidelines - ...

Jul 15, 2007 - The American Heart Association (AHA) has released a summary statement on physical activity interventions with the aim to provide an overview of their population-wide impact.

American Family Physician : Practice Guidelines

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2007/0715/p297.html

AHCA Won't Help Patients Who Need It Most

We asked our new physician bloggers how the American Health Care Act would affect their patients. Most said the legislation would hurt the poor, the elderly and the disabled.

AAFP News : Fresh Perspectives: New Docs in Practice | AAFP News Blog : Blogs

https://www.aafp.org/news/blogs/freshperspectives/entry/ahca_won_t_help_patients.html

AHRQ's Tools for Better Practice: Helping Family Physicians Manage Today's Challenges -...

Nov 1, 2017 - The AHRQ invests in innovative primary care research to generate new knowledge, synthesize existing evidence that is applicable to the primary care setting, and create tools for improving primary care practice. They would like your feedback on the tools included in this article.

American Family Physician : Editorials

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2017/1101/p569.html

Aiding the Wounded Among Us -- FPM

Dec 1, 2007 - When facing the pain of a malpractice lawsuit, physicians need the compassion and support of their colleagues.

Family Practice Management : The Last Word

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2007/1100/p52.html

Albuterol vs. Levalbuterol for Asthma Treatment in Children - AFP Journal Club - ...

May 1, 2008 - For children with acute asthma exacerbations, is levalbuterol better than albuterol? There is no difference between the medications in effectiveness or side effects.

American Family Physician : AFP Journal Club

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2008/0501/p1214.html

Alcohol Use Disorder: Pharmacologic Treatment Options - FPIN's Clinical Inquiries - ... Restricted content. Login required.

Oct 1, 2020 - Acamprosate and naltrexone should be used as first-line agents for treatment of alcohol use disorder and are effective for reducing relapse rates. Agent selection should be based on comorbid conditions and adherence to the dosing regimen.

American Family Physician : FPIN's Clinical Inquiries

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2020/1001/od1.html

Alcohol Withdrawal Syndrome - American Family Physician

...M.D., JONAH MCINTYRE, M.D., KEITH R. HILL, M.D., and JACK WOODSIDE, JR., M.D. East Tennessee State University James H. Quillen College of Medicine, Johnson City, Tennessee See page 1339 for defi- nitions of strength-of- recommendation labels. TABLE 1 Diagnostic Criteria for...

American Family Physician

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2004/0315/afp20040315p1443.pdf

Alcohol Withdrawal Syndrome - American Family Physician

Mar 15, 2004 - ...you are going through withdrawal so he or she can make sure it does not lead to more serious health problems. If you go through withdrawal a number of times, your symptoms may get worse each time. So even if your withdrawal symptoms do not seem bad this time, it is important to tell...

American Family Physician : Patient Handout

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2004/0315/p1500.html

Alcohol-Related Problems: Recognition and Intervention - American Family Physician

Jan 15, 1999 - Early identification of alcohol-related problems is important because these problems are prevalent, pose serious health risks to patients and their families, and are amenable to intervention. Physicians may be able to help patients change their drinking behaviors. The most effective ...

American Family Physician : Article

https://www.aafp.org/afp/1999/0115/p361.html

Alcoholism in the Elderly - American Family Physician

Mar 15, 2000 - Alcohol abuse and alcoholism are common but underrecognized problems among older adults. One third of older alcoholic persons develop a problem with alcohol in later life, while the other two thirds grow older with the medical and psychosocial sequelae of early-onset alcoholism. The ...

American Family Physician : Article

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2000/0315/p1710.html

Alendronate for Fracture Prevention in Postmenopause - Cochrane for Clinicians - ...

Sep 1, 2008 - In postmenopausal women, a 10-mg daily dose of alendronate is effective for secondary (number needed to treat [NNT] = 16) and primary (NNT = 50) prevention of vertebral fractures. It is also effective for secondary prevention of nonvertebral fractures, including hip or wrist fractures ...

American Family Physician : Cochrane for Clinicians

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2008/0901/p579.html

Alergy Testing

...AUGUST 15, 2002 / VOLUME 66, NUMBER 4 www.aafp.org/afp AMERICAN FAMILY PHYSICIAN 621 patient, such as allergen avoidance, medications, and, sometimes, immunotherapy (Table 2). For example, a patient with a specific pollen allergy may be instructed to increase medication use during...

American Family Physician

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2002/0815/afp20020815p621.pdf

Aliskiren (Tekturna) for the Treatment of Hypertension - STEPS - American Family Physician

Oct 15, 2007 - Aliskiren provides a new pharmacologic approach to treating hypertension; however, short-term studies have not identified a unique role. It is more expensive than commonly used first-line diuretics, and long-term safety has not been demonstrated.

American Family Physician : STEPS

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2007/1015/p1203.html

Allergen Immunotherapy - American Family Physician

Aug 15, 2004 - Allergen immunotherapy (also called allergy vaccine therapy) involves the administration of gradually increasing quantities of specific allergens to patients with IgE-mediated conditions until a dose is reached that is effective in reducing disease severity from natural exposure. The ...

American Family Physician : Article

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2004/0815/p689.html

Allergy Shots: What You Need to Know - American Family Physician

Aug 15, 2004 - ...to increase your immunity (resistance) to the allergens, and to reduce your allergy symptoms. When this happens, you can take less allergy medicine. Who benefits from allergy shots? Allergy shots may help you if you have problems with allergies, such as: Itchy, runny, or stuffy...

American Family Physician : Patient Handout

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2004/0815/p703.html

Allergy Testing - American Family Physician

Aug 15, 2002 - Percutaneous and intradermal skin tests and laboratory assays of specific IgE antibodies may be useful in selected cases of allergy management. Percutaneous testing kits are available from various manufacturers. A number of common allergens are available in standardized preparations. ...

American Family Physician : Article

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2002/0815/p621.html

Allergy Testing - American Family Physician

Aug 15, 2002 - ...In the second kind of skin test, the testing fluid is injected into your skin (like a shot). This test is used to check for allergy to medicines (most often penicillin) and bee-sting allergy. The third kind of skin test is called a patch test. A small patch of material soaked in...

American Family Physician : Patient Handout

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2002/0815/p626.html

Allergy Testing: Common Questions and Answers - American Family Physician

Jul 1, 2018 - An estimated 10% to 30% of the global population has an allergic disease. Clinical presentations of allergic diseases, respiratory infections, and autoimmune conditions have similar features. Allergy and immunologic testing can help clarify the diagnosis and guide treatment. Immediate ...

American Family Physician : Article

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2018/0701/p34.html

Allopurinol Hypersensitivity Assay HLA-B*58:01 Genotyping - Diagnostic Tests: What ...

Nov 1, 2019 - The allopurinol hypersensitivity assay, or HLA-B*58:01 test, is a blood test to detect the presence of a human leukocyte antigen B (HLA-B) genetic variant that increases the risk of life-threatening, severe cutaneous adverse reactions in patients taking allopurinol.

American Family Physician : Diagnostic Tests: What Physicians Need to Know

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2019/1101/p530.html

Alopecia in Women - American Family Physician

Mar 1, 2003 - Alopecia can be divided into disorders in which the hair follicle is normal but the cycling of hair growth is abnormal and disorders in which the hair follicle is damaged. Androgenetic alopecia is the most common cause of hair loss in women. Other disorders include alopecia areata, ...

American Family Physician : Article

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2003/0301/p1007.html

Alopecia in Women -- American Family Physician

...MARCH 1, 2003 / VOLUME 67, NUMBER 5 www.aafp.org/afp AMERICAN FAMILY PHYSICIAN 1007 the hair is broken or shed at the roots, and whether shedding or thinning has increased. The patient’s diet, medications, present and past medical conditions, and family history of alopecia are other...

American Family Physician

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2003/0301/afp20030301p1007.pdf

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

Alpha Blockers to Speed Ureteral Stone Passage - Cochrane for Clinicians - American ...

Feb 1, 2015 - Compared with patients receiving standard therapy (e.g., fluids, analgesics), placebo, or calcium channel blockers, patients receiving alpha blockers had about three fewer days to ureteral stone expulsion and were less likely to be hospitalized. Adverse effects of alpha blocker therapy ...

American Family Physician : Cochrane for Clinicians

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2015/0201/p164.html

Alpha-adrenergic Agonists for the Management of Opioid Withdrawal

January 1, 2017: Medicine by the Numbers

American Family Physician

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2017/0101/afp20170101od1.pdf

Alpha-adrenergic Agonists for the Management of Opioid Withdrawal - Medicine by the ...

Jan 1, 2017 - Alpha-adrenergic agonists were more efficacious than placebo in the management of opioid withdrawal, but are best reserved as an alternative to methadone.

American Family Physician : Medicine by the Numbers

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2017/0101/od1.html

Alpha-Lipoic Acid for Treatment of Diabetic Peripheral Neuropathy

May 1, 2016 FPIN Help Desk

American Family Physician

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2016/0501/afp20160501p786.pdf

ALSO Armed Forces

AAFP's Advanced Learning Support in Obstetrics (ALSO) is an approved option for the Department of Defense-mandated training for staff involved in the provision of military maternity care and meets all requirements of the program.

https://www.aafp.org/cme/programs/also/armed-forces.html

Alternative Therapies for Traditional Disease States: Menopause - American Family ...

Jul 1, 2002 - With growing concern about the use of hormone replacement therapy, some women are looking for alternative treatments for menopausal symptoms and preventing postmenopausal cardiovascular disease and osteoporosis. In observational trials, exercise has been associated with decreased ...

American Family Physician : Article

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2002/0701/p129.html

Alternative Therapies for Traditional Disease States: Menopause -- American Family ...

...JULY 1, 2002 / VOLUME 66, NUMBER 1 www.aafp.org/afp AMERICAN FAMILY PHYSICIAN 129 ian cancer,5,6 gall bladder disease, and throm- boembolic events,7 may all contribute to low adherence rates. Treating Vasomotor Symptoms Although 85 percent of perimenopausal women have vasomotor...

American Family Physician

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2002/0701/afp20020701p129.pdf

Alternative Therapies for Traditional Disease States: Osteoarthritis - American Family ...

Jan 15, 2003 - Americans spend more on natural remedies for osteoarthritis than for any other medical condition. In treating osteoarthritis, glucosamine and chondroitin sulfate, two of the molecular building blocks found in articular cartilage, are the most commonly used alternative supplements. In ...

American Family Physician : Article

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2003/0115/p339.html

Alternative Therapies: Part 1. Depresssion, Diabetes, Obesity - American Family Physician

Sep 1, 2000 - Natural supplements are widely used in the United States and, while claims of their therapeutic effects abound, medical research does not always support their effectiveness. St. John's wort acts as a weak selective serotonin reuptake inhibitor with fewer side effects. ...

American Family Physician : Article

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2000/0901/p1051.html

Alternative Therpaies for Traditional Disease States: Osteoarthritis -- American Family...

...JANUARY 15, 2003 / VOLUME 67, NUMBER 2 www.aafp.org/afp AMERICAN FAMILY PHYSICIAN 339 been shown to have mild anti-inflammatory effects in animal models.3 No published stud- ies document arthroscopic improvement in arthritic cartilage with glucosamine use in humans. Most human...

American Family Physician

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2003/0115/afp20030115p339.pdf

Alternative to the Traditional Bilateral Neck Exploration - Letters to the Editor - ...

Apr 1, 2005 - ...Mount Sinai School of Medicine 5 E. 94th St. New York, NY 10128 ABIGAIL LOVE Medical Student Mount Sinai School of Medicine 333 E. 93rd St., Apt. LN New York, NY 10128 in reply: I basically agree with the discussion of Dr. Lopchinsky and Ms. Love that image-guided minimally...

American Family Physician : Letter

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2005/0401/ol1.html

Alternatives to Ear Syringing for Removal of Earwax - Letters to the Editor - American ...

Apr 15, 2004 - ...Department of Family and Community Medicine University of Arizona College of Medicine, Phoenix 4001 N. Third St., #415 Phoenix, AZ 85012 IN REPLY: We appreciate Dr. Campos-Outcalt's pointing out the additional information on bioterrorism infections. He correctly notes that a...

American Family Physician : Letter

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2004/0415/p1860.html

Alternatives to Metformin for Patients with PCOS

September 1, 2016: FPIN Help Desk

American Family Physician

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2016/0901/afp20160901p378.pdf

Alternatives to Rehydration During Hypodermoclysis - Letters to the Editor - American ...

Jul 1, 2002 - ...First, we use hypodermoclysis to give parenteral opioids when patients in pain cannot get adequate relief by oral or transdermal medicines. We find that hydromorphone works best for this indication because its potency requires a very small amount of infusate to deliver high doses of...

American Family Physician : Letter

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2002/0701/p28.html

Altitude Illness: Risk Factors, Prevention, Presentation, and Treatment

...November 1, 2010 ◆ Volume 82, Number 9 www.aafp.org/afp American Family Physician 1103 Altitude Illness: Risk Factors, Prevention, Presentation, and Treatment DAVID C. FIORE, MD, and SCOTT HALL, MD, University of Nevada School of Medicine, Reno, Nevada PANTEA SHOJA, MD, St....

American Family Physician

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2010/1101/afp20101101p1103.pdf

Alvimopan (Entereg) for the Treatment of Postoperative Ileus

...978 American Family Physician www.aafp.org/afp Volume 83, Number 8 ◆ April 15, 2011 SAFETY Few serious reactions have been attributed to alvimopan. Plasma levels are about 10 times higher in patients with severe hepatic impair- ment, although the clinical relevance of this...

American Family Physician

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2011/0415/afp20110415p978.pdf

Alzheimer Disease: Monotherapy Vs. Combination Therapy

April 1, 2017: FPIN Clinical Inq

American Family Physician

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2017/0401/afp20170401p452.pdf

Alzheimer Disease: Pharmacologic and Nonpharmacologic Therapies for Cognitive and ...

June 15, 2017

American Family Physician

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2017/0615/afp20170615p771.pdf

AMA Honors Henley With Lifetime Achievement Award

The AMA honored former AAFP EVP and CEO Douglas Henley, M.D., with a lifetime achievement award. Henley urged attendees of the Special Meeting of the AMA House of Delegates to support greater investment in primary care.

https://www.aafp.org/news/inside-aafp/20201118amahenley.html

AMA Opioid Task Force Outlines Road Map to End Epidemic

The AMA Opioid Task Force, to which the AAFP belongs, released recommendations on May 30 that call on policymakers to eliminate barriers to treatment for opioid use disorder.

https://www.aafp.org/news/health-of-the-public/20190605amaopioidtf.html

AMA Task Force Reports Progress on Reversing Opioid Epidemic

The AMA Opioid Task Force, which includes AAFP representation, issued a progress report on May 31 that highlighted a decline in opioid prescribing for the fifth consecutive year.

https://www.aafp.org/news/health-of-the-public/20180606amaopioidtaskforce.html

Ambulatory Detoxification of Patients with Alcohol Dependence - American Family Physician

...of Patients with Alcohol Dependence RICHARD D. BLONDELL, M.D., University of Louisville School of Medicine, Louisville, Kentucky February 1, 2005 ◆ Volume 71, Number 3 www.aafp.org/afp American Family Physician 495 Most ambulatory patients with alcohol dependence can be...

American Family Physician

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

Ambulatory Devices for Chronic Gait Disorders in the Elderly -- American Family Physician

...APRIL 15, 2003 / VOLUME 67, NUMBER 8 www.aafp.org/afp AMERICAN FAMILY PHYSICIAN 1717 centage of these disorders can be re- versed.5,6 Instead, ambulatory devices are the main form of treatment for most gait disorders. Many factors are involved in determin- ing whether a patient is...

American Family Physician

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2003/0415/afp20030415p1717.pdf

Ambulatory Management of Burns - American Family Physician

Nov 1, 2000 - Burns often happen unexpectedly and have the potential to cause death, lifelong disfigurement and dysfunction. A critical part of burn management is assessing the depth and extent of injury. Burns are now commonly classified as superficial, superficial partial thickness, deep partial ...

American Family Physician : Article

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2000/1101/p2015.html

Amenorrhea: An Approach to Diagnosis and Management - American Family Physician

Jun 1, 2013 - Although amenorrhea may result from a number of different conditions, a systematic evaluation including a detailed history, physical examination, and laboratory assessment of selected serum hormone levels can usually identify the underlying cause. Primary amenorrhea, which by definition...

American Family Physician : Article

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2013/0601/p781.html

America Needs More Family Doctors: The 25x2030 Collaborative Aims to Get More Medical ...

Jan 15, 2020 - ...America Needs More Family Doctors: 25×2030 Collaborative Aims to Get More Medical Students into Family Medicine JACOB PRUNUSKE, MD, MSPH, Medical College of Wisconsin, Wausau, Wisconsin Am Fam Physician. 2020 Jan 15;101(2):82-83. The United States faces a shortage of primary care...

American Family Physician : Editorials

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2020/0115/p82.html

American Family Physician

...Guidelines: Diagnosis and Screening SUSAN M. POLLART, MD, MS, and KURTIS S. ELWARD, MD, MPH Department of Family Medicine, University of Virginia School of Medicine, Charlottesville, Virginia T he National Asthma Educa- tion and Prevention Program released its Expert Panel...

American Family Physician

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2009/0501/afp20090501p761.pdf

American Family Physician

...298 American Family Physician www.aafp.org/afp Volume 81, Number 3 ◆ February 1, 2010 FDA Boxed Warnings: How to Prescribe Drugs Safely NINA R. O’CONNOR, MD, Chestnut Hill Family Practice Residency Program, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania A boxed warning, commonly referred to as a...

American Family Physician

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2010/0201/afp20100201p298.pdf

American Family Physician

...81, Number 6 www.aafp.org/afp American Family Physician 751 Lead Poisoning in Children CRISTA WARNIMENT, MD, University of Virginia School of Medicine and Family Medicine Residency Program, Charlottesville, Virginia KATRINA TSANG, MB, ChB, University of Virginia Family...

American Family Physician

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2010/0315/afp20100315p751.pdf

American Family Physician

...alopecia areata, although patchy hair loss may also be caused by traction alopecia or trichotillomania. Scarring alopecia is rare and has a number of causes, usually discoid lupus erythematosus. Diffuse hair loss can be further categorized into conditions that cause hair shedding,...

American Family Physician

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American Family Physician

...March 1, 2010 ◆ Volume 81, Number 5 www.aafp.org/afp American Family Physician 627 Common Tongue Conditions in Primary Care BRIAN V. REAMY, COL, USAF, MC; RICHARD DERBY, LT COL, USAF, MC; and CHRISTOPHER W. BUNT, CAPT, USAF, MC, Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences,...

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...February 1, 2010 ◆ Volume 81, Number 3 www.aafp.org/afp American Family Physician 289 Secondary Prevention of Coronary Artery Disease SCOTT L. HALL, MD, and TODD LORENC, MD, University of Nevada School of Medicine, Reno, Nevada C oronary artery disease (CAD) is the leading cause...

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...January 15, 2009 ◆ Volume 79, Number 2 www.aafp.org/afp American Family Physician 117 Fetal Chromosomal Abnormalities: Antenatal Screening and Diagnosis Cynthia L. anderson, Md, and CharLes e. L. Brown, Md, MBa University of Texas Medical Branch, Austin, Texas s creening for...

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...May 1, 2009 ◆ Volume 79, Number 9 www.aafp.org/afp American Family Physician 779 SORT: KEY RECOMMENDATIONS FOR PRACTICE Clinical recommendation Evidence rating References Heart failure should be managed in accordance with the 2005 American College of Cardiology/ American...

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...January 1, 2009 ◆ Volume 79, Number 1 www.aafp.org/afp American Family Physician 29 Management of Blood Glucose in Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus Cynthia M. Ripsin, MD, Ms, Mph; helen Kang, MD; and RanDall J. URban, MD University of Texas Medical Branch, Galveston, Texas t ype 2...

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...Assessment and Management MICHAEL G. KAVAN, PhD; GARY N. ELSASSER, PharmD; and EUGENE J. BARONE, MD Creighton University School of Medicine, Omaha, Nebraska A nxiety disorders, such as generalized anxiety disorder (GAD), panic dis- order, posttraumatic stress disor- der, and...

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...◆ Volume 79, Number 11 www.aafp.org/afp American Family Physician 985 First Trimester Bleeding MARK DEUTCHMAN, MD, University of Colorado Denver School of Medicine, Aurora, Colorado AMY TANNER TUBAY, MD, and DAVID K. TUROK, MD, MPH, University of Utah School of Medicine, Salt...

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...Evaluating and Understanding Articles About Treatment ALLEN F. SHAUGHNESSY, PharmD, Tufts University Family Medicine Residency, Malden, Massachusetts E ach year, thousands of articles are published evaluating new or exist- ing drugs or therapies. How can doctors know which are...

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...subtypes: erythematotelangiectatic, papulopustular, phymatous, and ocular. These subtypes are further classified by severity based on the number of papules/pustules and plaques (Figures 1 through 4).1 Rosacea affects an estimated 14 million patients in the United States.2 It is...

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...and Treatment of Childhood Attention-Deficit/ Hyperactivity Disorder ROBERT RADER, MD, DPh, and LARRY MccAULEY, EdD, Saint Anthony Family Medicine Residency, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma ERIN c. cALLEN, PharmD, Southwestern Oklahoma State University College of Pharmacy, Weatherford,...

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...16 American Family Physician www.aafp.org/afp Volume 79, Number 1 ◆ January 1, 2009 Principles of Casting and Splinting ANNE S. BOYD, MD, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania HOLLY J. BENJAMIN, MD, University of Chicago, Chicago, Illinois...

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...December 15, 2009 ◆ Volume 80, Number 12 www.aafp.org/afp American Family Physician 1413 Latex Allergy SUSAN M. POLLART, MD; CRISTA WARNIMENT, MD; and TAKAHIRO MORI, MD University of Virginia School of Medicine, Charlottesville, Virginia lthough delayed hypersensitivity to latex...

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...80, Number 6 www.aafp.org/afp American Family Physician 583 The Pretravel Consultation ANDREW BAZEMORE, MD, MPH, The Robert Graham Center, Washington, District of Columbia MARK HUNTINGTON, MD, PhD, The Center for Family Medicine, Sioux Falls, South Dakota T ravel medicine...

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...February 15, 2010 ◆ Volume 81, Number 4 www.aafp.org/afp American Family Physician 465 Health Effects of Hawthorn STEPHEN DAHMER, MD, Beth Israel Continuum Center for Health and Healing, New York, New York EMILIE SCOTT, MD, University of California at Irvine Medical Center,...

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...◆ Volume 81, Number 4 www.aafp.org/afp American Family Physician 489 Sexual Assault of Women HELEN LUCE, DO, Wausau Family Medicine Residency Program, Wausau, Wisconsin SARINA SCHRAGER, MD, MS, and VALERIE GILCHRIST, MD, University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public...

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...870 American Family Physician www.aafp.org/afp Volume 79, Number 10 ◆ May 15, 2009 Sudden Infant Death Syndrome STEPHEN M. ADAMS, MD; MATTHEW W. GOOD, MD; and GINA M. DEFRANCO, DO University of Tennessee College of Medicine Chattanooga, Chattanooga, Tennessee T he term sudden...

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...Aesthetic Procedures in Office Practice REBECCA SMALL, MD, University of California, San Francisco, School of Medicine, San Francisco, California T he number of aesthetic procedures has increased considerably in the United States over the past 10 years, with nearly a fivefold...

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...MD; CAROLYN HARRAWAY-SMITH, MD; AVINASH REDDY, MD; and DAVID L. MANESS, DO, MSS, University of Tennessee Health Science Center College of Medicine, Memphis, Tennessee T he differential diagnosis of an adnexal mass includes benign and malignant gynecologic and non- gynecologic...

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...January 15, 2009 ◆ Volume 79, Number 2 www.aafp.org/afp American Family Physician 125 Nonpharmacologic Management of Chronic Insomnia Parul Harsora, MD, University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas, Dallas, Texas Jennifer KessMann, MD, Primary Health Physicians,...

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...Hoarseness in Adults RAYMOND H. FEIERABEND, MD, and SHAHRAM N. MALIK, MD Department of Family Medicine, East Tennessee State University, Bristol, Tennessee H oarseness generally refers to an abnormal vocal quality that may be manifested as a voice that sounds breathy, strained,...

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...Nephrogenic Systemic Fibrosis JEFFREY D. SCHLAUDECKER, MD, and CHRISTOPHER R. BERNHEISEL, MD The University of Cincinnati College of Medicine, Cincinnati, Ohio N ephrogenic systemic fibrosis was first noted in 1997 and reported to the medical community in 2000 as a...

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...ANNE S. BOYD, MD, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania HOLLY J. BENJAMIN, MD, University of Chicago, Chicago, Illinois CHAD ASPLUND, MD, The Ohio State University College of Medicine, Columbus, Ohio F amily physicians often make deci- sions...

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...February 15, 2010 ◆ Volume 81, Number 4 www.aafp.org/afp American Family Physician 453 Primary Care for Children with Autism PAUL S. CARBONE, MD, and MEGAN FARLEY, PhD, University of Utah, Salt Lake City, Utah TOBY DAVIS, DO, St. Luke’s Family Medicine, Meridian, Idaho F amily...

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...672 American Family Physician www.aafp.org/afp Volume 79, Number 8 ◆ April 15, 2009 may be lacking. When reviewing a study of the treatment of insulin resistance in a general population, it cannot be assumed that the outcomes would mirror those in women with PCOS....

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...Diagnosis and Treatment of Biceps Tendinitis and Tendinosis CATHERINE A. CHURGAY, MD, St. Luke’s Hospital/The University of Toledo Family Medicine Residency Program, Toledo, Ohio B iceps tendinitis is a disorder of the tendon around the long head of the biceps muscle....

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