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Diagnosis and Management of Chronic Heart Failure in Adults - Practice Guidelines - ...

Mar 1, 2007 - Changes in the diagnosis and management of chronic heart failure in adults are reflected in updated guidelines from the American College of Cardiology (ACC) and American Heart Association (AHA).

American Family Physician : Practice Guidelines

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2007/0301/p742.html

Diagnosis and Management of Common Types of Supraventricular Tachycardia

...of Cardiology/American Heart Association Task Force on Practice Guide- lines and the European Society of Cardiology Committee for Practice Guidelines (Writing Committee to Develop Guidelines for the Man- agement of Patients With Supraventricular Arrhythmias). Circulation....

American Family Physician

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2015/1101/afp20151101p793.pdf

Diagnosis and Management of Community-Acquired Pneumonia in Adults

...meta-analyses, randomized controlled trials, clinical trials, practice guidelines, and reviews. The limits included English language, humans, and all adults 19 years and older. We also searched the National Guide- line Clearinghouse, Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality Evi-...

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https://www.aafp.org/afp/2011/0601/afp20110601p1299.pdf

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

Jun 1, 2011 - Community-acquired pneumonia is diagnosed by clinical features (e.g., cough, fever, pleuritic chest pain) and by lung imaging, usually an infiltrate seen on chest radiography. Initial evaluation should determine the need for hospitalization versus outpatient management using validated ...

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https://www.aafp.org/afp/2011/0601/p1299.html

Diagnosis and Management of Foodborne Illness

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American Family Physician

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2015/0901/afp20150901p358.pdf

Diagnosis and Management of Gestational Diabetes Mellitus - American Family Physician

Jul 1, 2009 - Gestational diabetes occurs in 5 to 9 percent of pregnancies in the United States and is growing in prevalence. It is a controversial entity, with conflicting guidelines and treatment protocols. Recent studies show that diagnosis and management of this disorder have beneficial effects ...

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https://www.aafp.org/afp/2009/0701/p57.html

Diagnosis and Management of Group A Streptococcal Pharyngitis - Practice Guidelines - ...

Feb 15, 2003 - The Infectious Diseases Society of America (IDSA) recently updated a 1997 guideline for the diagnosis and management of group A streptococcal pharyngitis. The IDSA defined group A streptococcal pharyngitis as an acute infection of the oropharynx or nasopharynx that is caused by ...

American Family Physician : Practice Guidelines

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2003/0215/p880.html

Diagnosis and Management of Kawasaki Disease - American Family Physician

Mar 15, 2015 - Kawasaki disease is an acute, systemic vasculitis that predominantly affects patients younger than five years. It represents the most prominent cause of acquired coronary artery disease in childhood. In the United States, 19 per 100,000 children younger than five years are hospitalized ...

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https://www.aafp.org/afp/2015/0315/p365.html

Diagnosis and Management of Malignant Melanoma - American Family Physician

Apr 1, 2001 - The incidence of malignant melanoma has increased in recent years more than that of any other cancer in the United States. About one in 70 people will develop melanoma during their lifetime. Family physicians should be aware that a patient with a changing mole, an atypical mole or ...

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https://www.aafp.org/afp/2001/0401/p1359.html

Diagnosis and Management of Malignant Melanoma -- American Family Physician

...Information from Houghton A, Coit D, Bloomer W, Buzaid A, Chu D, Eisenburgh B, et al. NCCN melanoma practice guidelines. National Comprehensive Cancer Network. Oncology [Huntingt] 1998;12:153-77. Melanoma 8. Horm JW, Asire AJ, Young FL Jr., et al., eds. SEER Program: cancer...

American Family Physician

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2001/0401/afp20010401p1359.pdf

Diagnosis and Management of Osteomyelitis of Osteomyelitis

...of Plastic Surgeons. Evidence-based clinical practice guideline: chronic wounds of the lower extremity. http://www.plasticsurgery.org/Documents/ medical-professionals/health-policy/evidence-practice/ Evidence-based-Clinical-Practice-Guideline-Chronic-...

American Family Physician

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2011/1101/afp20111101p1027.pdf

Diagnosis and Management of Osteoporosis

August 15, 2015 Scientific

American Family Physician

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2015/0815/afp20150815p261.pdf

Diagnosis and Management of Osteoporosis - American Family Physician

Aug 15, 2015 - Osteoporosis-related fractures affect approximately one in two white women and one in five white men in their lifetime. The impact of fractures includes loss of function, significant costs, and increased mortality. The U.S. Preventive Services Task Force recommends using dual energy ...

American Family Physician : Article

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2015/0815/p261.html

Diagnosis and Management of Ovarian Cancer

...offered referral for genetic counseling and, if appropriate, genetic testing35,36 (Table 311,13-16). An American College of Physicians practice guideline also recommends against screening, including annual pelvic examinations, in asymptomatic SORT: KEY RECOMMENDATIONS FOR...

American Family Physician

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2016/0601/afp20160601p937.pdf

Diagnosis and Management of Ovarian Cancer - American Family Physician

Jun 1, 2016 - Ovarian cancer is the most lethal gynecologic cancer. Less than one-half of patients survive for more than five years after diagnosis. Ovarian cancer affects women of all ages but is most commonly diagnosed after menopause. More than 75% of affected women are diagnosed at an advanced ...

American Family Physician : Article

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2016/0601/p937.html

Diagnosis and Management of Pancreatic Cancer

...Adapted with permission from the NCCN clinical practice guideline in oncology (NCCN Guidelines) for pancreatic adenocarcinoma V.1.2014. http://www. nccn.org/professionals/physician_gls/pdf/pancreatic.pdf [subscription required]. Accessed February 25, 2014. © 2014 National...

American Family Physician

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2014/0415/afp20140415p626.pdf

Diagnosis and Management of Pancreatic Cancer - American Family Physician

Apr 15, 2014 - Pancreatic cancer remains the fourth leading cause of cancer-related deaths in the United States. Risk factors include family history, smoking, chronic pancreatitis, obesity, diabetes mellitus, heavy alcohol use, and possible dietary factors. Because more than two-thirds of ...

American Family Physician : Article

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2014/0415/p626.html

Diagnosis and Management of Physical Abuse in Children

...Reprinted with permission from Faerber EN. ACR-SPR practice guideline for skeletal surveys in children. Revised 2011. (Resolution 54). http://www.acr.org/~/ media/9BDCDBEE99B84E87BAAC2B1695BC07B6. pdf. Accessed October 20, 2013. Table 5. Injuries Detected on Radiographic Imaging...

American Family Physician

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2013/1115/afp20131115p669.pdf

Diagnosis and Management of Physical Abuse in Children - American Family Physician

Nov 15, 2013 - Child abuse is the third leading cause of death in children between one and four years of age, and almost 20% of child homicide victims have contact with a health care professional within a month of their death. Therefore, family physicians are in an ideal position to detect and ...

American Family Physician : Article

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2013/1115/p669.html

Diagnosis and Management of Scaphoid Fractures - American Family Physician

Sep 1, 2004 - Scaphoid fracture is a common injury encountered in family medicine. To avoid missing this diagnosis, a high index of suspicion and a thorough history and physical examination are necessary, because early imaging often is unrevealing. Anatomic snuffbox tenderness is a highly sensitive ...

American Family Physician : Article

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2004/0901/p879.html

Diagnosis and Management of Uncomplicated Urinary Tract Infections - American Family ...

...7. Stuart ME, Macuiba J, Heidrich F, Farrell RG, Braddick M, Etchison S. Successful implementation of an evi- dence-based clinical practice guideline: acute dysuria/ urgency in adult women. HMO Pract 1997;11:150-7. 8. Orenstein R, Wong ES. Urinary tract infections in adults. Am...

American Family Physician

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2005/0801/afp20050801p451.pdf

Diagnosis and Management of Uterine Fibroids

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American Family Physician

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2017/0115/afp20170115p100.pdf

Diagnosis and Management of Vertebral Compression Fractures

...S, Cunningham GR, Hayes FJ, et al. Testosterone therapy in men with androgen deficiency syndromes: an Endocrine Society clinical practice guideline. J Clin Endocrinol Metab. 2010;95(6):2536-2559. 21. Lee HM, Park SY, Lee SH, Suh SW, Hong JY. Comparative analysis of clinical...

American Family Physician

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2016/0701/afp20160701p44.pdf

Diagnosis and Management of Vertebral Compression Fractures - American Family Physician

Jul 1, 2016 - Vertebral compression fractures (VCFs) are the most common complication of osteoporosis, affecting more than 700,000 Americans annually. Fracture risk increases with age, with four in 10 white women older than 50 years experiencing a hip, spine, or vertebral fracture in their lifetime. ...

American Family Physician : Article

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2016/0701/p44.html

Diagnosis and Nonsurgical Treatment of DDH in Infants Up to Six Months of Age: ...

August 1, 2015 Practice Guidelines

American Family Physician

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2015/0615/afp20150615p882.pdf

Diagnosis and Nonsurgical Treatment of DDH in Infants Up to Six Months of Age: ...

Jun 15, 2015 - The American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (AAOS) has provided guidance, based on limited and moderate evidence, on diagnosing and nonsurgical treatments for developmental dysplasia of the hip in infants up to six months of age.

American Family Physician : Practice Guidelines

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2015/0615/p882.html

Diagnosis and Treatment of Acute Bronchitis

...12. Braman SS. Chronic cough due to acute bronchitis: ACCP evidence-based clinical practice guidelines. Chest. 2006;129(1 suppl):95S-103S. 13. Smucny JJ, Becker LA, Glazier RH, McIsaac W. Are antibiotics effective treatment for acute bronchitis? A meta-analysis. J Fam Pract....

American Family Physician

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2010/1201/afp20101201p1345.pdf

Diagnosis and Treatment of Acute Pyelonephritis in Women

...for most patients. Inpatient therapy is recommended for patients who have severe illness or in whom a complication is suspected. Practice guidelines recommend oral fluoroquinolones as initial outpatient therapy if the rate of fluoroquinolone resistance in the community is 10 percent...

American Family Physician

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2011/0901/afp20110901p519.pdf

Diagnosis and Treatment of Acute Pyelonephritis in Women - American Family Physician

Sep 1, 2011 - Acute pyelonephritis is a common bacterial infection of the renal pelvis and kidney most often seen in young adult women. History and physical examination are the most useful tools for diagnosis. Most patients have fever, although it may be absent early in the illness. Flank pain is ...

American Family Physician : Article

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2011/0901/p519.html

Diagnosis and Treatment of Acute Uncomplicated Cystitis - American Family Physician

Oct 1, 2011 - Urinary tract infections are the most common bacterial infections in women. Most urinary tract infections are acute uncomplicated cystitis. Identifiers of acute uncomplicated cystitis are frequency and dysuria in an immunocompetent woman of childbearing age who has no comorbidities or ...

American Family Physician : Article

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2011/1001/p771.html

Diagnosis and Treatment of Acute Uncomplicated Cystitis Acute Uncomplicated Cystitis

...International Clinical Practice Guidelines In 2010, a panel of international experts updated the 1999 Infectious Diseases Society of America (IDSA) guidelines on the treat- ment of acute uncomplicated cystitis and pyelonephritis in women. The panel reviewed the literature, including...

American Family Physician

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2011/1001/afp20111001p771.pdf

Diagnosis and Treatment of Antiphospholipid Syndrome - Practice Guidelines - American ...

Jul 1, 2006 - The American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG) has developed guidelines for the diagnosis and treatment of antiphospholipid syndrome.

American Family Physician : Practice Guidelines

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2006/0701/p184.html

Diagnosis and Treatment of Atrial Fibrillation

September 15, 2016

American Family Physician

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2016/0915/afp20160915p442.pdf

Diagnosis and Treatment of Atrial Fibrillation - American Family Physician

Sep 15, 2016 - Atrial fibrillation is a supraventricular arrhythmia that adversely affects cardiac function and increases the risk of stroke. It is the most common arrhythmia and a major source of morbidity and mortality; its prevalence increases with age. Pulse rate is sensitive, but not specific, ...

American Family Physician : Article

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2016/0915/p442.html

Diagnosis and Treatment of Basal Cell and Squamous Cell Carcinoma

...Adapted with permission from Miller SJ, Alam M, Andersen J, et al.; National Comprehensive Cancer Network. NCCN clinical practice guidelines in oncology. Basal cell and squamous cell skin cancers. http://www.nccn.org/professionals/physician_gls/f_guidelines.asp (registration...

American Family Physician

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2012/0715/afp20120715p161.pdf

Diagnosis and Treatment of Basal Cell and Squamous Cell Carcinoma - American Family ...

Jul 15, 2012 - Family physicians are regularly faced with identifying, treating, and counseling patients with skin cancers. Nonmelanoma skin cancer, which encompasses basal cell and squamous cell carcinoma, is the most common cancer in the United States. Ultraviolet B exposure is a significant factor ...

American Family Physician : Article

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2012/0715/p161.html

Diagnosis and Treatment of Gastroesophageal Reflux in Infants and Children

American Family Physician

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2015/1015/afp20151015p705.pdf

Diagnosis and Treatment of Gastroesophageal Reflux in Infants and Children - American ...

Oct 15, 2015 - Gastroesophageal reflux is defined as the passage of stomach contents into the esophagus with or without accompanied regurgitation (spitting up) and vomiting. It is a normal physiologic process that occurs throughout the day in infants and less often in children and adolescents. ...

American Family Physician : Article

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2015/1015/p705.html

Diagnosis and Treatment of Group A Pharyngitis Strep - Letters to the Editor - American...

Mar 15, 2005 - ...2. Bisno AL, Gerber MA, Gwaltney JM Jr, Kaplan EL, Schwartz RH, Infectious Diseases Society of America. Practice guidelines for the diagnosis and management of group A streptococcal pharyngitis. Clin Infect Dis. 2002;35:113–25. 3. Gerber MA. Diagnosis of group A streptococcal...

American Family Physician : Letter

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2005/0315/p1064.html

Diagnosis and Treatment of Obstructive Sleep Apnea in Adults

September 1, 2016

American Family Physician

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2016/0901/afp20160901p355.pdf

Diagnosis and Treatment of Obstructive Sleep Apnea in Adults - American Family Physician

Sep 1, 2016 - Obstructive sleep apnea is a common disorder that causes patients to temporarily stop or decrease their breathing repeatedly during sleep. This results in fragmented, nonrestful sleep that can lead to symptoms such as morning headache and daytime sleepiness. Obstructive sleep apnea ...

American Family Physician : Article

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2016/0901/p355.html

Diagnosis and Treatment of Peptic Ulcer Disease and H. pylori Infection - American ...

Feb 15, 2015 - The most common causes of peptic ulcer disease (PUD) are Helicobacter pylori infection and use of nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs). The test-and-treat strategy for detecting H. pylori is appropriate in situations where the risk of gastric cancer is low based on age younger ...

American Family Physician : Article

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2015/0215/p236.html

Diagnosis and Treatment of Plantar Fasciitis

...SR, et al.; American College of Foot and Ankle Surgeons Heel Pain Committee. The diagnosis and treat- ment of heel pain: a clinical practice guideline-revision 2010. J Foot Ankle Surg. 2010;49 (3 suppl):S2. Patient history: Plantar/calcaneal pain Heel pain and tightness...

American Family Physician

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2011/0915/afp20110915p676.pdf

Diagnosis and Treatment of Plantar Fasciitis - American Family Physician

Sep 15, 2011 - Plantar fasciitis, a self-limiting condition, is a common cause of heel pain in adults. It affects more than 1 million persons per year, and two-thirds of patients with plantar fasciitis will seek care from their family physician. Plantar fasciitis affects sedentary and athletic ...

American Family Physician : Article

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2011/0915/p676.html

Diagnosis and Treatment of Polycystic Ovary Syndrome

Date xx, xxxx Scientific

American Family Physician

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2016/0715/afp20160715p106.pdf

Diagnosis and Treatment of Pulmonary Hypertension - American Family Physician

May 1, 2001 - Primary pulmonary hypertension is a rare disease of unknown etiology, whereas secondary pulmonary hypertension is a complication of many pulmonary, cardiac and extrathoracic conditions. Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, left ventricular dysfunction and disorders associated with ...

American Family Physician : Article

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2001/0501/p1789.html

Diagnosis and Treatment of Sick Sinus Syndrome - American Family Physician

Apr 15, 2003 - Sick sinus syndrome comprises a variety of conditions involving sinus node dysfunction and commonly affects elderly persons. While the syndrome can have many causes, it usually is idiopathic. Patients may experience syncope, pre-syncope, palpitations, or dizziness; however, they often ...

American Family Physician : Article

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2003/0415/p1725.html

Diagnosis and Treatment of Sick Sinus Syndrome -- American Family Physician

...pacemakers and antiarrhythmia devices: a report of the American College of Cardiology/ American Heart Association Task Force on Practice Guidelines (Committee on Pacemaker Implantation). J Am Coll Cardiol 1998;31:1178,1182. dysfunction is severe but intermittent. In these cases,...

American Family Physician

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2003/0415/afp20030415p1725.pdf

Diagnosis and Treatment of Streptococcal Pharyngitis - American Family Physician

Mar 1, 2009 - Common signs and symptoms of streptococcal pharyngitis include sore throat, temperature greater than 100.4 degrees F (38 degrees C), tonsillar exudates, and cervical adenopathy. Cough, coryza, and diarrhea are more common with viral pharyngitis. Available diagnostic tests include throat...

American Family Physician : Article

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2009/0301/p383.html

Diagnosis of Acute Coronary Syndrome - American Family Physician

Jul 1, 2005 - The term 'acute coronary syndrome' encompasses a range of thrombotic coronary artery diseases, including unstable angina and both ST-segment elevation and non-ST-segment elevation myocardial infarction. Diagnosis requires an electrocardiogram and a careful review for signs and symptoms ...

American Family Physician : Article

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2005/0701/p119.html

Diagnosis of Acute Coronary Syndrome - American Family Physician

...Services, Public Health Service, Agency for Health Care Policy and Research, National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute, 1994; Clinical practice guideline no. 10; AHCPR publica- tion no. 94-0602. StREngth Of RECOmmEnDAtiOnS Key clinical recommendation Label References The...

American Family Physician

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2005/0701/afp20050701p119.pdf

Diagnosis of Appendicitis: Part II. Laboratory and Imaging Tests - Point-of-Care Guides...

Apr 15, 2008 - Although individual signs and symptoms are of limited value in the diagnosis of appendicitis, the Alvarado (also known as the MANTRELS [Migration of pain to the right lower quadrant, Anorexia, Nausea/vomiting, Tenderness in the right lower quadrant, Rebound pain, Elevation of ...

American Family Physician : Point-of-Care Guides

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2008/0415/p1153.html

Diagnosis of Deep Venous Thrombosis and Pulmonary Embolism

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

American Family Physician

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2012/1115/afp20121115p913.pdf

Diagnosis of Eating Disorders in Primary Care - American Family Physician

Jan 15, 2003 - Eating disorders, particularly anorexia nervosa and bulimia nervosa, are significant causes of morbidity and mortality among adolescent females and young women. Eating disorders are associated with devastating medical and psychologic consequences, including death, osteoporosis, growth ...

American Family Physician : Article

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2003/0115/p297.html

Diagnosis of Heart Failure in Adults - American Family Physician

...heart failure in the adult: executive summary. A report of the American College of Cardiology/American Heart Association Task Force on Practice Guidelines (Committee to revise the 1995 Guidelines for the Evaluation and Management of Heart Failure). J Am Coll Cardiol 2001;38:2101-13....

American Family Physician

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2004/1201/afp20041201p2145.pdf

Diagnosis of Heel Pain

...SR, et al.; American College of Foot and Ankle Surgeons Heel Pain Commit- tee. The diagnosis and treatment of heel pain: a clini- cal practice guideline-revision 2010. J Foot Ankle Surg. 2010; 49(3 suppl): S1-S19. 8. Dyck DD Jr, Boyajian-O’Neill LA. Plantar fasciitis. Clin J...

American Family Physician

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2011/1015/afp20111015p909.pdf

Diagnosis of Secondary Hypertension: An Age-Based Approach

...Endocrine Society. Case detection, diagnosis, and treatment of patients with primary aldosteronism: an endocrine soci- ety clinical practice guideline. J Clin Endocrinol Metab. 2008;93(9):3266-3281. 26. Mulgrew AT, Fox N, Ayas NT, Ryan CF. Diagnosis and initial management of...

American Family Physician

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2010/1215/afp20101215p1471.pdf

Diagnosis of Stable Ischemic Heart Disease: Recommendations from the ACP - Practice ...

Oct 1, 2013 - The American College of Physicians (ACP), in collaboration with the American College of Cardiology Foundation, American Heart Association, American Association for Thoracic Surgery, Preventive Cardiovascular Nurses Association, and Society of Thoracic Surgeons, has developed a guideline...

American Family Physician : Practice Guidelines

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2013/1001/p469.html

Diagnosis of Stable Ischemic Heart Disease: Recommendations from the American College ...

...A collection of Practice Guidelines published in AFP is available at http://www.aafp.org/afp/practguide. The American College of Physicians (ACP), in collabora- tion with the American College of Cardiology Founda- tion, American Heart Association, American Association for...

American Family Physician

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2013/1001/afp20131001p469.pdf

Diagnosis of Urinary Incontinence

...Panel Update. Rockville, Md.: U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, 1996; Agency for Health Care Policy and Research; Clinical Practice Guideline Number 2: AHCPR publication no. 96-0682. 2. Holroyd-Leduc JM, Tannenbaum C, Thorpe KE, Straus SE. What type of urinary...

American Family Physician

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2013/0415/afp20130415p543.pdf

Diagnosis of Venous Thromboembolism - Clinical Practice Guideline

Access the AAFP clinical practice guideline on Diagnosis of Venous Thromboembolism

Family Physician |AAFP Policies and Recommendations : Patient Care

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

Diagnosis, Initial Management, and Prevention of Meningitis - American Family Physician

Dec 15, 2010 - Although the annual incidence of bacterial meningitis in the United States is declining, it remains a medical emer- gency with a potential for high morbidity and mortality. Clinical signs and symptoms are unreliable in distinguishing bacterial meningitis from the more common forms of ...

American Family Physician : Article

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2010/1215/p1491.html

Diagnosis, Prognosis, and Treatment of Acute Pancreatitis - Letters to the Editor - ...

Mar 1, 2008 - ...reviewed (four of the 12 identified through a Medline search). Nonetheless, the American College of Gastroenterology in its 2006 practice guideline for pancreatitis identifies obesity as a risk factor for severity of pancreatitis.3 Another study also found that obesity is an...

American Family Physician : Letter

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2008/0301/p594.html

Diagnosis: Making the Best Use of Medical Data - American Family Physician

Mar 15, 2009 - To take the best possible care of patients, physicians must understand the basic principles of diagnostic test interpretation. Pretest probability is an important factor in interpreting test results. Some tests are useful for ruling in disease when positive or ruling out disease when ...

American Family Physician : Article

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2009/0315/p478.html

Diagnostic Approach to Pleural Effusion

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American Family Physician

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2014/0715/afp20140715p99.pdf

Diagnostic Approach to Pleural Effusion - American Family Physician

Jul 15, 2014 - Pleural effusion affects more than 1.5 million people in the United States each year and often complicates the management of heart failure, pneumonia, and malignancy. Pleural effusion occurs when fluid collects between the parietal and visceral pleura. Processes causing a distortion in ...

American Family Physician : Article

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2014/0715/p99.html

Diagnostic Evaluation of Urinary Incontinence in Geriatric Patients - American Family ...

Jun 1, 1998 - In most cases, the evaluation of urinary incontinence requires only a history, a physical examination, urinalysis and measurement of postvoid residual urine volume. The initial purposes of the evaluation are to identify conditions requiring referral or specialized work-up and to detect ...

American Family Physician : Article

https://www.aafp.org/afp/1998/0601/p2675.html

Diary from a Week in Practice - Apr 15, 2004 - American Family Physician

Apr 15, 2004 - ...Every day this week, a patient presented with problems for which there are no clear practice guidelines. But today, KS was reminded that some things in medicine are unequivocally true. One such truth is that over-the-counter deep heating rub should not be applied to abscesses....

American Family Physician : Diary from a Week in Practice

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2004/0415/p1911.html

Diary from a Week in Practice - Feb 15, 2003 - American Family Physician

Feb 15, 2003 - ...United States Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) practice recommendations, suggested KS. Often, the physician can explain current practice guidelines, but if the patient remains unconvinced, she can be referred to the Web site. The easiest way to access this service is to...

American Family Physician : Diary from a Week in Practice

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2003/0215/p724.html

Diastolic Heart Failure: Challenges of Diagnosis and Treatment - American Family Physician

...remains empiric, and the recommendations dis- cussed in this section come from the ACC/AHA guidelines and the ICSI evidence-based practice guideline.28-30 Treatment with diuretics and vasodilators often is necessary to reduce pulmonary con- gestion. However, caution is required...

American Family Physician

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2004/0601/afp20040601p2609.pdf

Diastolic Heart Failure: The Challenges of Diagnosis and Treatment - American Family ...

Jun 1, 2004 - Diastolic heart failure, a major cause of morbidity and mortality, is defined as symptoms of heart failure in a patient with preserved left ventricular function. It is characterized by a stiff left ventricle with decreased compliance and impaired relaxation, which leads to increased end...

American Family Physician : Article

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2004/0601/p2609.html

Dietary Guidelines for Americans 2020-2025: Recommendations from the U.S. Departments ... Restricted content. Login required.

Sep 1, 2021 - The U.S. Departments of Agriculture and Health and Human Services published updated guidelines for healthy eating across a person's lifespan.

American Family Physician : Practice Guidelines

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2021/1100/p533.html

Diethylstilbestrol Exposure - American Family Physician

May 15, 2004 - Diethylstilbestrol is a synthetic nonsteroidal estrogen that was used to prevent miscarriage and other pregnancy complications between 1938 and 1971 in the United States. In 1971, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration issued a warning about the use of diethylstilbestrol during pregnancy...

American Family Physician : Article

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Diethylstilbestrol Exposure - American Family Physician

...repeated.21,22 [Reference 22: SOR C, consen- sus practice guideline based on expert opin- ion] If the initial colposcopic examination demonstrates any abnormalities, annual col- poscopy with cytology is indicated. For the four-quadrant Pap smear, cells are obtained from all four...

American Family Physician

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2004/0515/afp20040515p2395.pdf

Differences Between the AAFP Atrial Fibrillation Guideline and the AHA/ACC/HRS ...

Sep 1, 2017 - The AAFP updated its guideline on pharmacologic management of newly detected atrial fibrillation, which differs in part from the AHA/ACC/HRS guideline. It specifically highlights two questions commonly faced by family physicians, and is based on updated data from the Agency for ...

American Family Physician : Editorials

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2017/0901/p284.html

Disability Evaluations: More Than Completing a Form

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American Family Physician

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2015/0115/afp20150115p102.pdf

Disability Prevention Principles in the Primary Care Office - American Family Physician

...in adults. U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Public Health Service, Agency for Health Care Pol- icy and Research. Clinical practice guidelines no. 14. Rockville, Md.: Government Printing Office; AHCPR publication no. 95-0642:53. 22. Welter ES. The role of the primary...

American Family Physician

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2001/0215/afp20010215p679.pdf

Discuss Oral Health with All Women of Child-Bearing Age - Letters to the Editor - ...

Jan 1, 2018 - ...Releases Position Paper on Preconception Care [Practice Guidelines] Issue Date: September 15, 2016 See additional reader comments at: http://www.aafp.org/afp/2016/0915/p508.html To the Editor: I read with interest this Practice Guideline on Preconception Care. It is impressive that...

American Family Physician : Letter

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2018/0101/p7.html

Diversity

Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion in AFP

American Family Physician : American Family Physician

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

Dizziness: Approach to Evaluation and Management

February 1, 2017

American Family Physician

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2017/0201/afp20170201p154.pdf

Do-It-Yourself Disease Management -- FPM

Dec 1, 1998 - It's amazing what you can accomplish with your PC, some off-the-shelf software and a desire to improve patients' health.

Family Practice Management : Articles

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/1998/1100/p34.html

Does Metformin Increase the Risk of Fatal or Nonfatal Lactic Acidosis?

...1. Patsalos PN, Berry DJ, Bourgeois BF, et al. Antiepileptic drugs-best practice guidelines for therapeutic drug monitoring: a position paper by the subcommission on therapeutic drug monitoring, ILAE Commission on Ther- apeutic Strategies. Epilepsia. 2008;49(7):1239-1276. ■...

American Family Physician

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2010/1101/afp20101101p1068.pdf

Does Metformin Increase the Risk of Fatal or Nonfatal Lactic Acidosis?

...1. Patsalos PN, Berry DJ, Bourgeois BF, et al. Antiepileptic drugs-best practice guidelines for therapeutic drug monitoring: a position paper by the subcommission on therapeutic drug monitoring, ILAE Commission on Ther- apeutic Strategies. Epilepsia. 2008;49(7):1239-1276. ■...

American Family Physician

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2010/1101/afp20101101p1070.pdf

Does Screening for Tuberculosis in Children Decrease Morbidity or Mortality? - FPIN's ...

Mar 15, 2004 - Routine screening of low-risk children for tuberculosis infection before entering kindergarten is not necessary.

American Family Physician : FPIN's Clinical Inquiries

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2004/0315/p1479.html

Dog and Cat Bites<FEFF>

...16. Stevens DL, Bisno AL, Chambers HF, et al.; Infectious Diseases Society of America. Practice guidelines for the diagnosis and management of skin and soft-tissue infections [published corrections appear in Clin Infect Dis. 2006;42(8):1219, and Clin Infect Dis. 2005;41(12):1830]....

American Family Physician

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2014/0815/afp20140815p239.pdf

Donepezil to Manage Alzheimer Disease: New vs. Standard Dosing

...5. Qaseem A, Snow V, Cross JT Jr, et al. Current pharmacologic treatment of dementia: A clinical practice guideline from the American College of Physicians and the American Academy of Family Physicians. Ann Intern Med. 2008;148(5):370-378. ■ Main Points • The current choices for...

American Family Physician

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2011/0315/afp20110315p742.pdf

DOs read AFP

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American Family Physician : American Family Physician

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Draft Recommendation Sparks Discussion on Overweight, Obesity

In the wake of the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force's recent release of draft recommendations regarding obesity, Jennifer Frost, M.D., details the AAFP's position.

AAFP News : As We See It: Voices From the AAFP

https://www.aafp.org/news/opinion/20180306guestedobesity.html

Draft-AAFP Guidelines Assessment for AAFP Endorsement of Clinical Practice Guidelines ...

...Clinical Practice Guidelines Developed by External Organizations [Type the Reviewer Name] Guideline Title: Developed by___________________ First Author _______________________ Date: ___________________ AAFP Reviewer: _____________________________ Date of Review:...

Patient Care

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/patient_care/clinical_recommendations/guideline-endorsement-form.pdf

Drug Dosing Adjustments in Patients with Chronic Kidney Disease - American Family ...

May 15, 2007 - Chronic kidney disease affects renal drug elimination and other pharmacokinetic processes involved in drug disposition (e.g., absorption, drug distribution, nonrenal clearance [metabolism]). Drug dosing errors are common in patients with renal impairment and can cause adverse effects ...

American Family Physician : Article

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2007/0515/p1487.html

Dual Antiplatelet Therapy for High-Risk TIA and Minor Stroke: BMJ Rapid Recommendation ...

Sep 15, 2019 - Based on a recent randomized controlled trial followed by a systematic review, the BMJ and MAGIC group concluded that dual antiplatelet therapy use for a limited period after mild stroke is beneficial.

American Family Physician : Practice Guidelines

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2019/0915/p378.html

Dual Antiplatelet Therapy for Patients with Cardiovascular Disease - FPIN's Clinical ...

Oct 15, 2019 - Patients with established cardiovascular disease or risk factors (e.g., ischemic cerebrovascular disease, peripheral arterial disease, high risk of atherothrombotic disease) should receive dual antiplatelet therapy with aspirin plus clopidogrel, which confers additional benefit over ...

American Family Physician : FPIN's Clinical Inquiries

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2019/1015/p463.html

Dyslipidemia Management for Cardiovascular Disease Prevention: Guidelines from the ... Restricted content. Login required.

Apr 15, 2021 - The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs and Department of Defense have updated recommendations for evaluation and management of dyslipidemia to prevent cardiovascular disease.

American Family Physician : Practice Guidelines

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2021/0415/p507.html

Dyspareunia in Women - American Family Physician Restricted content. Login required.

May 15, 2021 - Dyspareunia is recurrent or persistent pain with sexual intercourse that causes distress. It affects approximately 10% to 20% of U.S. women. Dyspareunia may be superficial, causing pain with attempted vaginal insertion, or deep. Women with sexual pain are at increased risk of sexual ...

American Family Physician : Article

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2021/0515/p597.html

Dyspepsia - American Family Physician

Sep 15, 2021 - This collection features AFP on dyspepsia and related issues, including Helicobacter pylori infection, general epigastric dysfunction, and GERD. This collection features AFP on dyspepsia and related issues, including Helicobacter pylori infection, general epigastric dysfunction, and GERD.

American Family Physician : AFP By Topic

https://www.aafp.org/afp/topicModules/viewTopicModule.htm?topicModuleId=8

Dysphonia (Hoarseness): AAO-HNSF Releases Updated Clinical Guideline for Treatment - ...

Nov 15, 2018 - To improve the quality of care for patients of all ages with dysphonia, the American Academy of Otolaryngology–Head and Neck Surgery Foundation (AAO-HNSF) updated guidelines to reduce inappropriate variations in care, produce optimal health outcomes, and minimize harm.

American Family Physician : Practice Guidelines

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2018/1115/p606.html

Dysuria: Evaluation and Differential Diagnosis in Adults

...10. Gupta K, Hooton TM, Naber KG, et al. International clinical practice guidelines for the treatment of acute uncomplicated cystitis and pyelo- nephritis in women: a 2010 update by the Infectious Diseases Society of America and the European Society for Microbiology and Infectious...

American Family Physician

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2015/1101/afp20151101p778.pdf

Ear and Hearing Disorders - American Family Physician

Jun 1, 2021 - This collection features AFP content on ear and hearing disorders and related issues, including hearing loss, otitis externa, otitis media, and tinnitus. This collection features AFP content on ear and hearing disorders and related issues, including hearing loss, otitis ...

American Family Physician : AFP By Topic

https://www.aafp.org/afp/topicModules/viewTopicModule.htm?topicModuleId=98

Early Imaging for Low Back Pain in Older Adults Raises Costs Without Improving Quality

April 15, 2015 Practice Guidelines

American Family Physician

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2015/0815/afp20150815p310.pdf

Early Invasive Therapy or Conservative Management for Unstable Angina or NSTEMI? - ...

Jan 1, 2007 - Compared with conservative management, early invasive treatment of patients with UA or NSTEMI using coronary angiography with or without revascularization reduces rehospitalization and refractory angina within the first year and significantly reduces mortality and myocardial infarction ...

American Family Physician : Cochrane for Clinicians

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2007/0101/p47.html

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