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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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American Family Physician

...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...

American Family Physician

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American Family Physician

...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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American Family Physician

...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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American Family Physician

...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...

American Family Physician

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American Family Physician

...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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American Family Physician

...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....

American Family Physician

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American Family Physician

...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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American Family Physician

...September 15, 2009 ◆ Volume 80, Number 6 www.aafp.org/afp American Family Physician 617 Costochondritis: Diagnosis and Treatment ANNE M. PROULX, DO, and TERESA W. ZRYD, MD, MSPH, Wright State University Boonshoft School of Medicine, Dayton, Ohio C ostochondritis is a common...

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American Family Physician

...ELIZABETH STEINER, MD, and DAVID KLUBERT, MD, Oregon Health and Science University School of Medicine, Portland, Oregon DOUG KNUTSON, MD, The Ohio State University College of Medicine, Columbus, Ohio T he lifetime cumulative incidence rate of breast cancer ranges from one in...

American Family Physician

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American Family Physician

...794 American Family Physician www.aafp.org/afp Volume 80, Number 8 ◆ October 15, 2009 therapy,6 and about five are fatal.7 This is far less than the estimated 40 to 100 persons who die each year from anaphylaxis after hymenopteran stings.8 It is important to note that not all...

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American Family Physician

...978 American Family Physician www.aafp.org/afp Volume 80, Number 9 ◆ November 1, 2009 SORT: KEY RECOMMENDATIONS FOR PRACTICE Clinical recommendation Evidence rating References Severe postural dizziness and a postural pulse increase of at least 30 beats per minute are...

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American Family Physician

...1108 American Family Physician www.aafp.org/afp Volume 80, Number 10 ◆ November 15, 2009 SORT: KEY RECOMMENDATIONS FOR PRACTICE Clinical recommendation Evidence rating References Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs and acetaminophen provide short-term pain relief for...

American Family Physician

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American Family Physician

...◆ Volume 79, Number 2 www.aafp.org/afp American Family Physician 135 Choosing Topical Corticosteroids JONATHAN D. FERENCE, PharmD, Nesbitt College of Pharmacy and Nursing, Wilkes University, Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania ALLEN R. LAST, MD, MPH, Racine Family Medicine Residency...

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American Family Physician

...February 1, 2010 ◆ Volume 81, Number 3 www.aafp.org/afp American Family Physician 305 Management of Erectile Dysfunction JOEL J. HEIDELBAUGH, MD, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Michigan E rectile dysfunction (ED) is defined by the National Institutes of Health as the...

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American Family Physician

...June 1, 2009 ◆ Volume 79, Number 11 www.aafp.org/afp American Family Physician 963 Vision Loss in Older Persons ALLEN L. PELLETIER, MD, Medical College of Georgia, Augusta, Georgia JEREMY THOMAS, PharmD, and FAWWAZ R. SHAW, MD University of Tennessee Health Science Center,...

American Family Physician

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American Family Physician

...February 15, 2010 ◆ Volume 81, Number 4 www.aafp.org/afp American Family Physician 477 Preterm Labor WILLIAM G. SAYRES, JR., MD, Group Health Cooperative, Spokane, Washington I n 2005, 12.7 percent of American births were preterm, defined as occur- ring before 37 weeks’...

American Family Physician

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American Family Physician

...of Dehydration in Children AMY CANAVAN, MD, Virginia Commonwealth University School of Medicine, Falls Church, Virginia BILLY S. ARANT, JR., MD, University of Tennessee College of Medicine Chattanooga, Chattanooga, Tennessee C linical dehydration scales based on a combination...

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American Family Physician

...1262 American Family Physician www.aafp.org/afp Volume 80, Number 11 ◆ December 1, 2009 ciency (type 1, 75 percent of patients with VWD), qualitative VWF deficiency (type 2, 25 percent of patients with VWD), and virtually complete VWF deficiency (type 3, rare).8 Type 2 disease is...

American Family Physician

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American Family Physician

...O ne of the fundamental goals of primary care medicine is the prevention or early detection of disease through screening. Screening can lead to interventions that may decrease morbidity and mortality, but it can also lead to increased morbidity and mortality if performed...

American Family Physician

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American Family Physician

...January 15, 2010 ◆ Volume 81, Number 2 www.aafp.org/afp American Family Physician 147 Peripheral Nerve Entrapment and Injury in the Upper Extremity SARA L. NEAL, MD, MA, and KARL B. FIELDS, MD, Moses Cone Health System, Greensboro, North Carolina P eripheral nerve injury in the...

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American Family Physician

...September 15, 2009 ◆ Volume 80, Number 6 www.aafp.org/afp American Family Physician 609 Ovarian Cancer: An Overview MICHELLE A. ROETT, MD, MPH, and PATRICIA EVANS, MD Georgetown University/Providence Hospital Family Medicine Residency Program, Colmar Manor, Maryland O varian...

American Family Physician

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American Family Physician

...January 1, 2009 ◆ Volume 79, Number 1 www.aafp.org/afp American Family Physician 43 Soy: A Complete Source of Protein AAron J. Michelfelder, Md, Loyola University Chicago Stritch School of Medicine, Maywood, Illinois o ne recent consumer survey found that 33 percent of Ameri-...

American Family Physician

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American Family Physician

...Volume 79, Number 11 ◆ June 1, 2009 Treatment of Nursing Home- Acquired Pneumonia KYLE MILLS, PharmD, BCPS, and A. CHRISTIE NELSON, PharmD University of Wyoming School of Pharmacy, Laramie, Wyoming BRADFORD T. WINSLOW, MD, FAAFP, Swedish Family Medicine Residency Program,...

American Family Physician

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American Family Physician

...SAMUEL C. MATHENY, MD, MPH, University of Kentucky College of Medicine, Lexington, Kentucky P revention and treatment of human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) infection have changed consider- ably in the past few years. Updated screening recommendations give family physicians an...

American Family Physician

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American Family Physician

...cardiac reha- bilitation program, comprehensive risk factor reduction, and longitudinal care are consis- tent with the principles of family medicine and with the modern concept of the medical home. The biopsychosocial model of health embedded within the core programmatic elements of...

American Family Physician

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American Family Physician

...1076 American Family Physician www.aafp.org/afp Volume 80, Number 10 ◆ November 15, 2009 mucinous, squamous, and adenosquamous carcinomas, in addition to other less com- mon varieties. Risk Factors The risk factors that have been identified for endometrial cancer pertain to...

American Family Physician

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American Family Physician

...Nephrotic Syndrome in Adults: Diagnosis and Management CHARLES KODNER, MD, University of Louisville School of Medicine, Louisville, Kentucky I n nephrotic syndrome, a variety of dis- orders cause proteinuria, often resulting in marked edema and hypoalbumin- emia. Hyperlipidemia is a...

American Family Physician

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American Family Physician

...W. SCOTT BLACK, MD, University of Kentucky Department of Family and Community Medicine, Lexington, Kentucky JONATHAN A. BECKER, MD, University of Louisville Department of Family and Geriatric Medicine, Louisville, Kentucky U pper extremity fractures are often evaluated by...

American Family Physician

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American Family Physician

...1246 American Family Physician www.aafp.org/afp Volume 80, Number 11 ◆ December 1, 2009 proliferative response, but this usually does not cause restenosis because the vessel lumen is considerably larger after stent placement compared with balloon angio- plasty alone.6 However,...

American Family Physician

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American Family Physician

...Zinc: An Essential Micronutrient ROBERT B. SAPER, MD, MPH, and REBECCA RASH, MA, Boston University School of Medicine, Boston, Massachusetts Z inc is the second most abun- dantly distributed trace element in the body after iron.1 Zinc cata- lyzes enzyme activity, contributes...

American Family Physician

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American Family Physician

...340 American Family Physician www.aafp.org/afp Volume 80, Number 4 ◆ August 15, 2009 amount of HbA2, and negligible HbF. Figure 1 shows normal and abnormal hemoglobins. ALPHA THALASSEMIA Alpha thalassemia is the result of deficient or absent syn- thesis of alpha globin...

American Family Physician

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American Family Physician

...March 15, 2010 ◆ Volume 81, Number 6 www.aafp.org/afp American Family Physician 735 The Generalized Rash: Part II. Diagnostic Approach JOHN W. ELY, MD, MSPH, and MARY SEABURY STONE, MD University of Iowa Carver College of Medicine, Iowa City, Iowa A ccurate diagnosis of the...

American Family Physician

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American Family Physician

...American Family Physician www.aafp.org/afp Volume 81, Number 6 ◆ March 15, 2010 The Generalized Rash: Part I. Differential Diagnosis JOHN W. ELY, MD, MSPH, and MARY SEABURY STONE, MD University of Iowa Carver College of Medicine, Iowa City, Iowa G eneralized rashes are among...

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American Family Physician

...January 15, 2010 ◆ Volume 81, Number 2 www.aafp.org/afp American Family Physician 175 Outdoor Air Pollutants and Patient Health ROBERT J. LAUMBACH, MD, MPH, University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School, Piscataway, New Jersey D espite...

American Family Physician

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American Family Physician

...December 15, 2009 ◆ Volume 80, Number 12 www.aafp.org/afp American Family Physician 1405 Evening Primrose Oil Bryan Bayles, PhD, and richarD Usatine, MD University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, San Antonio, Texas e vening primrose oil (ePO), is obtained by cold...

American Family Physician

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American Family Physician

...Nasal Irrigation for Upper Respiratory Conditions DAVID RABAGO, MD, and ALEKSANDRA ZGIERSKA, MD, PhD, University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health, Madison, Wisconsin U pper respiratory conditions, such as acute and chronic rhinosinus- itis, viral upper...

American Family Physician

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American Family Physician

...Risks and Benefits of Pacifiers SUMI SEXTON, MD, Georgetown University School of Medicine, Washington, District of Columbia RUBY NATALE, PhD, PsyD, Mailman Center for Child Development, Miami, Florida N onnutritive sucking is a natural reflex for a fetus and newborn, usually...

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American Family Physician

...March 15, 2010 ◆ Volume 81, Number 6 www.aafp.org/afp American Family Physician 745 Vitamin D Supplementation in Infants, Children, and Adolescents CATHERINE F. CASEY, MD; DAVID C. SLAWSON, MD; and LINDSEY R. NEAL, MD University of Virginia Medical Center, Charlottesville, Virginia...

American Family Physician

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American Family Physician

...Characterization of Nodules Although there are a number of causes of sol- itary pulmonary nodules, the initial clinical step must be to determine whether the lesion is benign or malignant. Common benign eti- ologies include infectious granulomas and hamartomas, whereas common...

American Family Physician

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American Family Physician

...Dietary Fatty Acids BRETT WHITE, MD, University of Southern California, Keck School of Medicine, Los Angeles, California F atty acids are long-chain hydro- carbons that can be separated into four categories: saturated, mono- unsaturated, polyunsaturated, and trans fats. More than...

American Family Physician

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American Family Physician

...Diagnosis and Treatment of Bladder Cancer SANJEEV SHARMA, MD; PANKAJ KSHEERSAGAR, MD; and POONAM SHARMA, MD Creighton University School of Medicine, Omaha, Nebraska B ladder cancer is the second most common genitourinary malig­ nancy.1 It is the sixth most preva­ lent malignancy...

American Family Physician

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American Family Physician

...Family Physician www.aafp.org/afp Volume 81, Number 4 ◆ February 15, 2010 Evaluation and Treatment of Severe Asymptomatic Hypertension CHAD S. KESSLER, MD, and YAZEN JOUDEH, MD, University of Illinois at Chicago College of Medicine, Chicago, Illinois A pproximately one third...

American Family Physician

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American Family Physician

...Prostate Cancer Screening: The Continuing Controversy JASON WILBUR, MD, Roy J. and Lucille A. Carver College of Medicine, University of Iowa, Iowa City, Iowa A bout 218,890 new prostate cancer diagnoses were expected in the United States during 2007, with 27,050 men dying of the...

American Family Physician

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American Family Physician

...964 American Family Physician www.aafp.org/afp Volume 80, Number 9 ◆ November 1, 2009 home modifications were ineffective.11 The authors note that the studies in the review did not contain enough participants for ade- quate statistical power. Despite the limited evidence for...

American Family Physician

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American Family Physician

...January 1, 2009 ◆ Volume 79, Number 1 www.aafp.org/afp American Family Physician 25 Keeping Up with the Medical Literature: How to Set Up a System ALLEN F. SHAUGHNESSY, PharmD, Tufts University Family Medicine Residency, Malden, Massachusetts T hink back for a moment: how did...

American Family Physician

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American Family Physician

...January 1, 2009 ◆ Volume 79, Number 1 www.aafp.org/afp American Family Physician 25 Keeping Up with the Medical Literature: How to Set Up a System ALLEN F. SHAUGHNESSY, PharmD, Tufts University Family Medicine Residency, Malden, Massachusetts T hink back for a moment: how did...

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American Family Physician

...810 American Family Physician www.aafp.org/afp Volume 80, Number 8 ◆ October 15, 2009 Table 1. Components of the Mental Status Examination Component Elements to assess Potential illnesses Sample questions Appearance and general behavior Body habitus, grooming habits,...

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American Family Physician

...316 American Family Physician www.aafp.org/afp Volume 81, Number 3 ◆ February 1, 2010 Recognition and Management of Acute Medication Poisoning IVAR L. FRITHSEN, MD, and WILLIAM M. SIMPSON, JR., MD Medical University of South Carolina, Charleston, South Carolina P oisoning remains...

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American Family Physician

...December 15, 2009 ◆ Volume 80, Number 12 www.aafp.org/afp American Family Physician 1429 Hip Impingement: Identifying and Treating a Common Cause of Hip Pain GEOFFREY S. KUHLMAN, MD, Hinsdale Family Medicine Residency, Hinsdale, Illinois BENJAMIN G. DOMB, MD, Hinsdale, Illinois...

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American Family Physician

...March 1, 2010 ◆ Volume 81, Number 5 www.aafp.org/afp American Family Physician 617 Adverse Effects of Antipsychotic Medications JOHN MUENCH, MD, MPH, Oregon Health and Science University, Portland, Oregon ANN M. HAMER, PharmD, BCPP, Oregon State University College of Pharmacy,...

American Family Physician

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American Family Physician

...TAMMY J. LINDSAY, LT COL, USAF, MC, Saint Louis University Family Medicine Residency Program, Belleville, Illinois H enoch-Schönlein purpura is an acute, systemic, immune complex-mediated, leukocyto- clastic vasculitis. It is character- ized by a clinical triad of palpable...

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American Family Physician

...December 15, 2009 ◆ Volume 80, Number 12 www.aafp.org/afp American Family Physician 1371 NSAID Prescribing Precautions AMANDA RISSER, MD, MPH; DEIRDRE DONOVAN, MD; JOHN HEINTZMAN, MD; and TANYA PAGE, MD Oregon Health and Science University, Portland, Oregon N onsteroidal...

American Family Physician

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American Family Physician

...Acupuncture for Pain ROBERT B. KELLY, MD, MS, Fairview Hospital/Cleveland Clinic Family Medicine Residency, Cleveland, Ohio I n 1997, a National Institutes of Health consensus panel concluded that acu- puncture was an effective treatment for postoperative dental pain, but drew no...

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American Family Physician

...January 15, 2009 ◆ Volume 79, Number 2 www.aafp.org/afp American Family Physician 109 Common Pigmentation Disorders SCOTT PLENSDORF, MD, Michigan State University College of Human Medicine, Flint, Michigan JOY MARTINEZ, MD, Kaiser Permanente, San Diego, California A...

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American Family Physician

...January 15, 2010 ◆ Volume 81, Number 2 www.aafp.org/afp American Family Physician 167 Noninfectious Penile Lesions JOEL M. H. TEICHMAN, MD, and JASON SEA, MD, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada IAN M. THOMPSON, MD, University of Texas Health...

American Family Physician

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American Family Physician

...University, Auburn, Alabama; and the Rural Health Institute for Clinical and Translational Science, The University of Alabama School of Medicine, Tuscaloosa, Alabama WESLEY LINDSEY, PharmD, Harrison School of Pharmacy, Auburn University, Auburn, Alabama T he physiologic...

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American Family Physician

...156 American Family Physician www.aafp.org/afp Volume 81, Number 2 ◆ January 15, 2010 Vocal Cord Dysfunction JAMES DECKERT, MD, Saint Louis University School of Medicine, St. Louis, Missouri LINDA DECKERT, MA, CCC-SLP, Special School District of St. Louis County, Town and Country,...

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American Family Physician

...15, 2009 ◆ Volume 80, Number 6 www.aafp.org/afp American Family Physician 597 Radiologic Evaluation of Suspected Congenital Heart Disease in Adults VINCENT B. HO, MD, MBA, Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences, Bethesda, Maryland T he number of adults in North...

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American Family Physician

...May 1, 2009 ◆ Volume 79, Number 9 www.aafp.org/afp American Family Physician � Online Table A. Differential Diagnosis of Patients with Generalized Anxiety Disorder Cardiopulmonary disease Angina pectoris Cardiac arrhythmia Cardiomyopathy Congestive heart failure...

American Family Physician

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

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

American Family Physician : Practice Guidelines

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

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

American Family Physician : Practice Guidelines

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Americans in Motion - Healthy Interventions: A Guide to Group Visits for Chronic ...

Research indicates group visits can also provide an improved quality of care and a higher level of patient and physician satisfaction. They empower patients and also the physician and staff. Group visits allow for more time for education and relationship building. Group visits have ...

Patient Care

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Amicus Brief - Department of Homeland Security v. Regents of the University fo ...

...Regional Projections of Supply and Demand for Internal Medicine Subspecialty Practitioners: 2013-2025 (Dec. 2016), https://bhw.hrsa.gov/sites/default/files/ bhw/health-workforce-analysis/ research/ projections/internal- medicine-subspecialty-report.pdf ..................... 18...

Advocacy

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Amicus Brief: State of California v. Azar - July 8, 2019

...SOCIETY FOR ADOLESCENT HEALTH AND MEDICINE, AND SOCIETY FOR MATERNAL-FETAL MEDICINE IN SUPPORT OF PLAINTIFFS-APPELLEES AND AFFIRMANCE Thomas N. Bulleit Douglas Hallward-Driemeier ROPES and GRAY LLP 2099 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW Washington, DC 20006 (202) 508-4600...

Advocacy

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Amicus Brief: Texas v United States - April 1, 2019

In defense of significant coverage gains and key patient protection provisions of the Affordable Care Act (ACA), the American Medical Association (AMA) and other leading physician organizations today filed an amicus brief in the case of Texas v. United States.

Advocacy

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/amicus_brief/AB-TexasVUS-040119.pdf

Aminoglycosides: A Practical Review - American Family Physician

Nov 15, 1998 - Aminoglycosides are potent bactericidal antibiotics that act by creating fissures in the outer membrane of the bacterial cell. They are particularly active against aerobic, gram-negative bacteria and act synergistically against certain gram-positive organisms. Gentamicin is the most ...

American Family Physician : Article

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Amiodarone: Guidelines for Use and Monitoring - American Family Physician

Dec 1, 2003 - Amiodarone is a potent antiarrhythmic agent that is used to treat ventricular arrhythmias and atrial fibrillation. The drug prevents the recurrence of life-threatening ventricular arrhythmias and produces a modest reduction of sudden deaths in high-risk patients. Amiodarone is more ...

American Family Physician : Article

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Amiodarone: Guidelines for Use and Monitoring - American Family Physician

...tor of this series, is chairman and residency program director of the Department of Family Medicine at York (Pa.) Hospital and clinical associate pro- fessor in family and community medicine at the Milton S. Hershey Medical Center, Penn- sylvania State Univer- sity, Hershey, Pa....

American Family Physician

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

Amoxicillin/Clavulanate or Ibuprofen No Better Than Placebo for Acute Bronchitis - ...

Feb 1, 2014 - Treating acute bronchitis with amoxicillin/clavulanate or the nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drug ibuprofen is no more effective than placebo in decreasing symptoms in general or duration of frequent cough. Treatment does, however, produce adverse effects in one in eight patients.

American Family Physician : POEMs

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2014/0201/p225.html

Amphetamines for Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder in Adults

...September 1, 2012 ◆ Volume 86, Number 5 www.aafp.org/afp American Family Physician 413 Clinical Scenario A 36-year-old man who is enrolled in a mas- ter’s degree program presents to your office stating that he is having difficulty focusing and concentrating on class material, and is...

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Amphetamines for Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder in Adults

...September 1, 2012 ◆ Volume 86, Number 5 www.aafp.org/afp American Family Physician 413 Clinical Scenario A 36-year-old man who is enrolled in a mas- ter’s degree program presents to your office stating that he is having difficulty focusing and concentrating on class material, and is...

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

Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis: Lou Gehrig's Disease - American Family Physician

Mar 15, 1999 - Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), commonly called Lou Gehrig's disease, is a progressive neuromuscular condition characterized by weakness, muscle wasting, fasciculations and increased reflexes. Approximately 30,000 Americans currently have the disease. The annual incidence rate is ...

American Family Physician : Article

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An Abnormal Chest Radiograph

July 1, 2014 Photo Quiz

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https://www.aafp.org/afp/2014/0701/afp20140701p47.pdf

An Activity-Induced Rash

November 1, 2016: Photo Quiz

American Family Physician

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2016/1101/afp20161101p735.pdf

an_american_board.pdf

...in the House of Delegates urging the creation of such a board. This resolution was rejected on the ground that whenever a doctor of medicine passes a state or national board examination, he is auto- GP June 1962 In June, 1941, the AMA rejected a resolution urging that a...

AAFP News

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An Approach to Diagnosis and Initial Management of Systemic Vasculitis - American ...

Oct 1, 1999 - Systemic vasculitis occurs in a heterogeneous group of primary disorders or can be a manifestation of infection, an adverse drug reaction, malignancy or a connective tissue disease. A vasculitic process should be suspected in patients with unexplained ischemia or multiple organ ...

American Family Physician : Article

https://www.aafp.org/afp/1999/1001/p1421.html

An Approach to Drug Abuse, Intoxication and Withdrawal - American Family Physician

May 1, 2000 - The symptomatic effects of drug abuse are a result of alterations in the functioning of the following neurotransmitters or their receptors: acetylcholine, dopamine, gamma-aminobutyric acid, norepinephrine, opioids and serotonin. Anticholinergic drugs antagonize acetylcholine receptors. ...

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https://www.aafp.org/afp/2000/0501/p2763.html

An Approach to Interpreting Spirometry - American Family Physician

Mar 1, 2004 - Spirometry is a powerful tool that can be used to detect, follow, and manage patients with lung disorders. Technology advancements have made spirometry much more reliable and relatively simple to incorporate into a routine office visit. However, interpreting spirometry results can be ...

American Family Physician : Article

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2004/0301/p1107.html

An Approach to Interpreting Spirometry - American Family Physician

...United States.1 Despite preventive efforts, the number of new patients with COPD has doubled in the past decade, and this trend is likely to continue.2,3 Evidence indi- cates that a patient’s history and physical examination are inadequate for diagnosing mild and moderate...

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https://www.aafp.org/afp/2004/0301/afp20040301p1107.pdf

An EHR User-Satisfaction Survey: Advice From 408 Family Physicians -- Family Practice ...

...Because respondents were self-selected, the results of the survey do not necessarily reflect the state of EHR use in family medicine, but for physicians contemplating the purchase of an EHR, they may be even more useful. The results constitute the kind of advice you would get if you...

Family Practice Management

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2005/1000/fpm20051000p29.pdf

An EHR User-Satisfaction Survey: Advice From 408 Family Physicians -- FPM

Oct 1, 2005 - Contemplating the purchase of an EHR? Results of our informal survey may help.

Family Practice Management : Articles

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2005/1000/p29.html

An Introduction to Online CME -- FPM

Mar 1, 2003 - Physicians rarely submit CME online, in spite of the large number of organizations now offering it. The author provides instructions for using online CME and offers resources for finding it on the Web.

Family Practice Management : Articles

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2003/0300/p59.html

An Introduction to Personal Health Records -- FPM

May 1, 2006 - Here's what you need to know about this growing trend to give patients access to a portable health record.

Family Practice Management : Articles

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2006/0500/p57.html

An Introduction to Tablet PCs -- Family Practice Management

...PCs, which have just become available in the last couple of years, are another example of a new technol- ogy that has expanding utility in medicine. What is a tablet PC? A tablet PC is a truly portable computing tool. It is as powerful as a modern PC, but it doesn’t require a...

Family Practice Management

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2004/1000/fpm20041000p36.pdf

An Introduction to Tablet PCs -- FPM

Oct 1, 2004 - With this technology, you can access and update electronic medical records from anywhere - with a keyboard or a pen.

Family Practice Management : Articles

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2004/1000/p36.html

An Office-Based Approach to Influenza: Clinical Diagnosis and Laboratory Testing - ...

Jan 1, 2003 - Vaccination is the primary measure for preventing morbidity and mortality from influenza. During the influenza season, family physicians must distinguish influenza from the common cold and other flu-like illnesses. Signs and symptoms of influenza include abrupt onset of fever, severe ...

American Family Physician : Article

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2003/0101/p111.html

An Office-Based Approach to Influenza: Clinical Diagnosis and Laboratory Testing -- ...

...JANUARY 1, 2003 / VOLUME 67, NUMBER 1 www.aafp.org/afp AMERICAN FAMILY PHYSICIAN 111 ruses, common cold viruses, and bacteria cause similar upper respiratory tract symptoms, but the intensity, severity, and frequency of the symptoms vary. Features of influenza and the common cold are...

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https://www.aafp.org/afp/2003/0101/afp20030101p111.pdf

An Organized Approach to Chronic Disease Care -- FPM

Jun 1, 2011 - Delivering better chronic disease care is a team sport that requires a clear game plan.

Family Practice Management : Articles

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2011/0500/p27.html

An Osteopathic Approach to Neck Pain - Letters to the Editor - American Family Physician

Mar 1, 2021 - ...of related techniques used to manage somatic dysfunction (see https://www.aafp.org/afp/2019/0215/p248.html). The goals of applying manual medicine are to restore maximal, pain-free movement of the musculoskeletal system; enhance neuromuscular function; and improve biomechanical...

American Family Physician : Letter

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2021/0301/p262.html

An Overlooked Cause of Physician Burnout -- FPM

Feb 1, 2016 - When we cannot give patients the care they need, we all suffer. But the converse is also true.

Family Practice Management : Opinion

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2016/0100/p6.html

An Update on Emergency Contraception

...April 1, 2014 ◆ Volume 89, Number 7 www.aafp.org/afp American Family Physician 545 An Update on Emergency Contraception MICHELE C. BOSWORTH, MD; PATTI L. OLUSOLA, MD; and SARAH B. LOW, MD University of Texas Health Science Center at Tyler, Tyler, Texas E mergency contraception...

American Family Physician

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2014/0401/afp20140401p545.pdf

An Update on Emergency Contraception - American Family Physician

Apr 1, 2014 - Emergency contraception decreases the risk of unintended pregnancy after unprotected sexual intercourse or after suspected failure of routine contraception (e.g., a condom breaking). Oral methods include combined contraceptive pills (i.e., Yuzpe method), single- or split-dose ...

American Family Physician : Article

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2014/0401/p545.html

An Update on Tobacco Cessation Reimbursement -- Family Practice Management

...seled them about smoking were more satisfied with their care than patients whose physicians didn’t offer counsel- ing.1 In fact, as the number of counseling interventions increased, satisfaction with care increased. If you aren’t broaching the subject with patients, you’re not...

Family Practice Management

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2006/0500/fpm20060500p75.pdf

An Update on Tobacco Cessation Reimbursement -- FPM

May 1, 2006 - Slowly but surely, it's getting easier to help your patients kick the habit.

Family Practice Management : Articles

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2006/0500/p75.html

ANA Screen, IFA, Reflex Titer/Pattern

Autoimmune rheumatic diseases are conditions in which the immune system attacks the joints and certain systems. They are often difficult to diagnose, as their symptoms can be vague, vary from patient to patient, and often overlap. Laboratory testing can provide useful information, but ...

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https://www.aafp.org/about/engage/sponsored-resources/autoimmune-rheumatic-diseases-update-with-sponsored-development-resources.html

Anaphylaxis: Recognition and Management

...November 15, 2011 ◆ Volume 84, Number 10 www.aafp.org/afp American Family Physician 1111 Anaphylaxis: Recognition and Management JAMES J. ARNOLD, DO, and PAMELA M. WILLIAMS, LT COL, USAF, MC David Grant Medical Center Family Medicine Residency Program, Travis Air Force Base,...

American Family Physician

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

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

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

American Family Physician : Article

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

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