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Early Peanut Introduction and Prevention of Peanut Allergy in High-Risk Infants: ...

Practice Guidelines

American Family Physician

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2016/0101/afp20160101p61.pdf

Early Peanut Introduction and Prevention of Peanut Allergy in High-Risk Infants: ...

Jan 1, 2016 - This consensus communication focuses on new data that support introducing peanuts early in infants, and it aims to assist with decisions about introduction; it can be used for guidance while formal guidelines are being developed.

American Family Physician : Practice Guidelines

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2016/0101/p61.html

Eating Less Meat: A Healthy and Environmentally Responsible Dietary Choice - Editorials...

Mar 15, 2016 - What should physicians tell their patients about eating meat?

American Family Physician : Editorials

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2016/0315/p451.html

EBM Toolkit

Get information about developing evidence-based articles, including an EBM glossary, AFP's rating system, and links to additional resources.

American Family Physician : American Family Physician

https://www.aafp.org/journals/afp/authors/ebm-toolkit.html

EBMSeries_Diagnosis.pdf

...interpreting Test results A common misconception is that evidence-based medi- cine and practice guidelines encourage a kind of cook- book medicine, where all patients are treated the same way. That isn’t true. A good chef knows that a cookbook provides an important starting point,...

American Family Physician

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

EBMSeries_HowToFindAnswers.pdf

...Nonprofit consortium of physicians and insurance companies that writes and disseminates evidence- based practice guidelines http://www.icsi.org/guidelines_and_more/ National Guideline Clearinghouse Includes evidence-based and consensus guidelines; limit to former by using...

American Family Physician

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

EBMSeries_Introduction.pdf

...Physicians are bom- barded with information from these studies, in addition to monographs, continuing med- ical education lectures, practice guidelines, pharmaceutical company representatives, local experts, and colleagues. Whereas an ophthalmologist or radiation oncologist can...

American Family Physician

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

EBMSeries_PracticeGuidelines.pdf

...Identifying and Using Good Practice Guidelines KenneTH W. Lin, MD, Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, Rockville, Maryland DaviD C. SLaWSon, MD, University of Virginia School of Medicine, Charlottesville, Virginia P hysicians consult practice guide- lines to help them...

American Family Physician

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

ECG, Echocardiography, or MPI for Cardiac Screening: Guidance from the ACP

American Family Physician

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2015/0915/afp20150915p531.pdf

ECG, Echocardiography, or MPI for Cardiac Screening: Guidance from the ACP - Practice ...

Sep 15, 2015 - In the United States, one in three deaths is from cardiovascular disease; coronary heart disease is the leading cause of death. This guideline from the American College of Physicians (ACP) provides recommendations on cardiac screening using these modalities.

American Family Physician : Practice Guidelines

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2015/0915/p531.html

Economic Influence on the Drafting of Practice Guidelines - Letters to the Editor - ...

Jan 1, 2008 - ...Economic Influence on the Drafting of Practice Guidelines Am Fam Physician. 2008 Jan 1;77(1):30. to the editor: The editorial on U.S. statin guidelines by Drs. Barry and Hoffman in the May 15, 2007, issue of American Family Physician1 draws attention to a serious issue: the influence...

American Family Physician : Letter

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2008/0101/p30.html

Editorial Advisory Board

AFP Editorial Advisory Board

American Family Physician : American Family Physician

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

Editorials

...your patients? Every day, family physicians must evaluate the benefits and harms of dozens of tests and treatments for which reliable practice guidelines are often lacking.1 In 2003, the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) established its Effective Health Care Program...

American Family Physician

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2012/0501/afp20120501p863.pdf

Editorials

...See related Practice Guideline on page 214. In March 2010, the National Institutes of Health (NIH) convened a consensus confer- ence on vaginal birth after previous cesarean delivery (VBAC),1 using a systematic review from the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality as its...

American Family Physician

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2011/0115/afp20110115p121.pdf

Editorials

...WC, Cohen-Kettenis P, Delemarre-van de Waal HA, et al. Endocrine treatment of transsexual persons: an Endocrine Society clinical practice guideline. J Clin Endocrinol Metab. 2009;94(9):3132-3154. In-depth, endocrinologist- oriented review; contains some outdated recommendations...

American Family Physician

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2013/0115/afp20130115p89.pdf

Editorials

...4. Khan AA, Sándor GK, Dore E, et al.; Canadian Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons. Canadian consensus practice guidelines for bisphosphonate associated osteonecrosis of the jaw [published cor- rections appear in J Rheumatol. 2008;35(10):2084 and J Rheumatol....

American Family Physician

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2012/0615/afp20120615p1134.pdf

Editorials

...risk in asymptomatic adults: a report of the American College of Cardiology Foundation/American Heart Association Task Force on Practice Guidelines. J Am Coll Cardiol. 2010;56(25):e50-e103. 3. Greenland P, Knoll MD, Stamler J, et al. Major risk fac- tors as antecedents of fatal...

American Family Physician

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2012/0901/afp20120901p398.pdf

Editorials

...See related Practice Guideline on page 229. Recommending and providing childhood vaccines is a vital part of a family physician’s role in delivering health care to our youth. This editorial reviews several changes in childhood vaccines in the past two years (Table 1). In 2013,...

American Family Physician

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2014/0201/afp20140201p153.pdf

Editorials - Oct 15, 2007 - American Family Physician

Oct 15, 2007 - ...See related Practice Guideline. A summary of new guidelines on the diagnosis and management of deep venous thrombosis (DVT) and pulmonary embolism appears in the Practice Guidelines section of this issue of American Family Physician.1 These recommendations have been formulated by a...

American Family Physician : Editorials

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2007/1015/p1116.html

Editorials: Controversies in Family Medicine

...the results of meta-analyses, the effectiveness of spinal manipulation for low back pain has been recognized in many clini- cal practice guidelines because it facilitates individualized treatment for a condition that Is Spinal Manipulation an Effective Treatment for Low Back...

American Family Physician

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2012/0415/afp20120415p760.pdf

Editorials: Controversies in Family Medicine - Oct 15, 2012 - American Family Physician

Oct 15, 2012 - No: Universal Screening Has Uncertain Benefits and a High Risk of Harms. Atherosclerosis can be demonstrated in young arteries, and its development over time correlates with the presence of risk factors for the disease, including higher lipid levels. But the presence of this association...

American Family Physician : Editorials: Controversies in Family Medicine

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2012/1015/od1.html

Education_Report_2016.pdf

...• Clinical Practice Guideline on Opioid Prescribing for Chronic Pain 47 • Position paper entitled, Pain Management and Opioid Abuse 48 5/6/2016 Page 10 of 11 • Family Medicine Residency Curriculum Guideline entitled, Substance Abuse Disorders 1 • A dedicated topic category of...

Events

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/events/alf_ncsc/business/Education_Report_2016.pdf

Effect of Cocoa on Blood Pressure - Cochrane for Clinicians - American Family Physician

Apr 1, 2013 - Consuming 50 g of cocoa daily will lower blood pressure 2 to 3 mm Hg on average in adults with hypertension. Evidence of improved patient-oriented outcomes does not exist.

American Family Physician : Cochrane for Clinicians

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2013/0401/p484.html

Effective Therapies for Intermittent Claudication

...R. Antithrombotic therapy for peripheral artery occlusive disease: American College of Chest Physicians Evidence- Based Clinical Practice Guidelines (8th Edition). Chest. 2008; 133(6 suppl): 815S-843S. 9. Hirsch AT, Haskal ZJ, Hertzer NR, et al. ACC/AHA 2005 guidelines for the...

American Family Physician

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2011/0915/afp20110915p699.pdf

Effectiveness of Antidepressants Compared with Placebo for Depression in Primary Care -...

Jul 1, 2010 - Tricyclic antidepressants (TCAs) and selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRIs) are more effective than placebo for the treatment of depression in primary care settings.

American Family Physician : Cochrane for Clinicians

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2010/0701/p42.html

Effectiveness of Calcium Channel Blockers for Raynaud Phenomenon

August 1, 2014 Cochrane for Clinicians

American Family Physician

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2014/0801/afp20140801p143.pdf

Effectiveness of Calcium Channel Blockers for Raynaud Phenomenon - Cochrane for ...

Aug 1, 2014 - CCBs are modestly effective at reducing the frequency of attacks of primary Raynaud phenomenon. There is no evidence that attack severity or physiologic measurements are reduced by CCBs. Treatment is associated with adverse effects such as headache, flushing, and edema.

American Family Physician : Cochrane for Clinicians

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2014/0801/p143.html

Effects of Altered Dietary Salt Intake in Patients with Chronic Kidney Disease - ...

Apr 1, 2017 - Reducing salt intake lowers blood pressure and reduces proteinuria in patients with CKD, but there is no evidence to determine whether lowering salt consumption leads to clinically significant reductions in end-stage renal disease, cardiovascular events, or all-cause mortality.

American Family Physician : Cochrane for Clinicians

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2017/0401/p423.html

Effects of Contraceptives on Weight Gain or Loss - Letters to the Editor - American ...

Dec 15, 2017 - ...with progestins having the potential to be mildly weight positive. This is consistent with the Endocrine Society's 2015 clinical practice guideline that recommends choosing an oral contraceptive over an injectable option in women with a body mass index greater than 27 kg per m2 or...

American Family Physician : Letter

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2017/1215/ol1.html

Effects of Yoga in Patients with Asthma

August 1, 2017: Cochrane for Clinicians

American Family Physician

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2017/0801/afp20170801p159.pdf

Effects of Yoga in Patients with Asthma

August 1, 2017: Cochrane for Clinicians

American Family Physician

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2017/0801/afp20170801p160.pdf

Effects of Yoga in Patients with Asthma - Cochrane for Clinicians - American Family ...

Aug 1, 2017 - Regular yoga improves quality of life as measured on the Asthma Quality of Life Questionnaire (mean difference = 0.57 units on a seven-point scale; 95% confidence interval [CI], 0.37 to 0.77); improves asthma symptoms (standardized mean difference = 0.37; 95% CI, 0.09 to 0.65); and ...

American Family Physician : Cochrane for Clinicians

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2017/0801/p159.html

Efficient Identification of Adults with Depression and Dementia - American Family ...

Sep 15, 2004 - Family physicians must decide how to screen for depression or dementia and which patients to screen. Mental health questionnaires can be helpful. In practice-based screening, questionnaires are administered to all patients, regardless of risk status. In case-finding screening, ...

American Family Physician : Article

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2004/0915/p1101.html

EGD, Training and Credentialing of Family Physicians In (Position Paper)

Read AAFP's position paper on training and credentialing of family physicians in esophagogastroduodenoscopy (EGD).

About AAFP |AAFP Policies and Recommendations : Policies

https://www.aafp.org/about/policies/all/egd-training-credentialing.html

ehr-tobacco-cessation.pdf

...The U.S. Public Health Service Clinical Practice Guideline, Treating Tobacco Use and Dependence, calls for system- level tobacco intervention efforts. Electronic health records (EHRs) allow for integration of this guideline into the practice workflow, facilitating system-level changes...

Patient Care

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/patient_care/tobacco/ehr-tobacco-cessation.pdf

Electronic Medical Records: The FPM Vendor Survey -- Family Practice Management

...software, with ChartWare and Welford Chart Notes providing the most related features. Twenty-one systems provide access to practice guidelines and other literature, either through an integrated browser or another interface. Twenty-six systems enable users to enter orders, and 19...

Family Practice Management

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2001/0100/fpm20010100p45.pdf

Electronic Medical Records: The FPM Vendor Survey -- FPM

Jan 1, 2001 - The advent of Internet-based EMR systems gives you new options. Here we report on 23 conventional systems and five Internet-based ones.

Family Practice Management : Articles

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2001/0100/p45.html

Emergency Contraception: AAP Review - Practice Guidelines - American Family Physician

Jan 1, 2006 - The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) recommends that education and counseling about emergency contraception be incorporated into the annual preventive visits of adolescent patients when issues of sexuality are addressed.

American Family Physician : Practice Guidelines

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2006/0101/p168.html

Emotional Support Animals: Considerations for Documentation - Curbside Consultation - ... Restricted content. Login required.

Mar 1, 2020 - Companion animals are increasingly viewed as part of the family, and studies show many mental and physical benefits of pet ownership. Federal regulations require patients to obtain health care professional documentation for emotional support animals to allow these animals to accompany ...

American Family Physician : Curbside Consultation

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2020/0301/p302.html

End-of-Life Care - American Family Physician

Oct 15, 2021 - This collection features AFP content on end-of-life care and related issues, including advance directives, hospice care, legal and ethical issues, nursing home care, palliative care, and terminal illness. This collection features AFP content on end-of-life care and related issues, ...

American Family Physician : AFP By Topic

https://www.aafp.org/afp/topicModules/viewTopicModule.htm?topicModuleId=57

End-of-Life Care and Family Practice - Editorials - American Family Physician

Mar 15, 1999 - ...use of antidepressants, are all important in reversing pain—and depression—when present. Many practice guidelines are available for pain management, including Clinical Practice Guidelines, No. 9, Management of Cancer Pain, published by the Agency for Health Care Policy and Research...

American Family Physician : Editorials

https://www.aafp.org/afp/1999/0315/p1388.html

End-Stage Renal Disease: Medical Management - American Family Physician Restricted content. Login required.

Sep 1, 2021 - End-stage renal disease (ESRD) is diagnosed when kidney function is no longer adequate for long-term survival without kidney transplantation or dialysis. Primary care clinicians should refer people at risk of ESRD to nephrology to optimize disease management. Kidney transplantation ...

American Family Physician : Article

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2021/1100/p493.html

End-Stage Renal Disease: Symptom Management and Advance Care Planning - American Family...

Apr 1, 2012 - The prevalence of end-stage renal disease continues to increase, and dialysis is offered to older and more medically complex patients. Pain is problematic in up to one-half of patients receiving dialysis and may result from renal and nonrenal etiologies. Opioids can be prescribed ...

American Family Physician : Article

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2012/0401/p705.html

Endocrine Society Releases Guidelines on Diagnosis and Management of ...

Jul 15, 2013 - The Endocrine Society recently published evidence-based recommendations on the diagnosis and management of hypertriglyceridemia in adults. Contributing factors include overweight and obesity, physical inactivity, excessive alcohol intake, metabolic syndrome, type 2 diabetes mellitus, ...

American Family Physician : Practice Guidelines

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2013/0715/p142.html

Endocrinology

Endocrinology Clinical Recommendations and Guidelines. Clinical recommendations help family physicians make evidence-based decisions about treatment and prevention of disease.

Family Physician |AAFP Policies and Recommendations : Patient Care

https://www.aafp.org/family-physician/patient-care/clinical-recommendations/recommendations-by-topic/endocrinology-clinical-recommendation-guidelines.html

Endorsement of Clinical Practice Guidelines

Read about how the AAFP develops Clinical Preventive Services Recommendations.

Family Physician |AAFP Policies and Recommendations : Patient Care

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

ENT

ENT Clinical Recommendations and Guidelines. Clinical recommendations help family physicians make evidence-based decisions about treatment and prevention of disease.

Family Physician |AAFP Policies and Recommendations : Patient Care

https://www.aafp.org/family-physician/patient-care/clinical-recommendations/recommendations-by-topic/ent-clinical-recommendation-guidelines.html

Eosinophilic Esophagitis: Management Guidelines from the AGA and JTF - Practice ... Restricted content. Login required.

May 1, 2021 - The American Gastroenterological Association (AGA) and the Joint Task Force on Allergy-Immunology Practice Parameters (JTF) published guidelines for treatment of eosinophilic esophagitis.

American Family Physician : Practice Guidelines

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2021/0501/p573.html

Epilepsy: Treatment Options

July 15, 2017

American Family Physician

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2017/0715/afp20170715p87.pdf

Escaping the Tyranny of the Urgent by Delivering Planned Care -- FPM

May 1, 2006 - These four components can help you provide care that is more proactive, organized and satisfying.

Family Practice Management : Articles

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2006/0500/p37.html

Estimating Cardiovascular Risk - Point-of-Care Guides - American Family Physician

May 1, 2017 - The primary prevention of cardiovascular disease (CVD) depends on accurate estimation of cardiovascular risk. However, a recent systematic review identified 363 prediction models.

American Family Physician : Point-of-Care Guides

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2017/0501/p580.html

Evaluating Obesity and Cardiovascular Risk Factors in Children and Adolescents - ...

Nov 1, 2008 - Obesity continues to be a growing public health problem. According to the 2003-2004 National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey, 17 percent of persons two to 19 years of age are overweight. The number of obese children and adolescents has tripled in the past 20 years. Obesity in ...

American Family Physician : Article

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2008/1101/p1052.html

Evaluating the Child with Purpura -- American Family Physician

...6. George JN, Woolf SH, Raskob GE, Wasser JS, Ale- dort LM, Ballem PJ, et al. Idiopathic thrombocy- topenic purpura: a practice guideline developed by explicit methods for the American Society of Hematology. Blood 1996;88:3-40. 7. McCrae KR, Herman JH. Post-transfusion purpura:...

American Family Physician

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2001/0801/afp20010801p419.pdf

Evaluation and Management

...C 11 Based on a consensus- based practice guideline Excision of presumed congenital neck masses in children is recommended to confirm the diagnosis and to prevent future problems. C 1 Based on observational studies In children, enlarged lymph nodes that are rubbery, firm,...

American Family Physician

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2014/0301/afp20140301p353.pdf

Evaluation and Management of Concussion in Athletes: Recommendations from the AAN

...A collection of Practice Guidelines published in AFP is available at http://www.aafp.org/afp/practguide. Concussion is a clinical syndrome of biomechanically induced altered brain function that typically affects memory and orientation, and may involve loss of con- sciousness. An...

American Family Physician

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2014/0401/afp20140401p585.pdf

Evaluation and Management of Concussion in Athletes: Recommendations from the AAN - ...

Apr 1, 2014 - The American Academy of Neurology (AAN) studied the incidence of concussion in high school and college athletes to address related clinical questions.

American Family Physician : Practice Guidelines

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2014/0401/p585.html

Evaluation and Management of Galactorrhea

...32. Melmed S, Casanueva FF, Hoffman AR, et al. Diagno- sis and treatment of hyperprolactinemia: an Endocrine Society clinical practice guideline. J Clin Endocrinol Metab. 2011;96(2):273-288. 33. Gillam MP, Molitch ME, Lombardi G, Colao A. Advances in the treatment of...

American Family Physician

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2012/0601/afp20120601p1073.pdf

Evaluation and Management of Infants and Young Children with Fever - American Family ...

Oct 1, 2001 - A practice guideline for the management of febrile infants and children younger than three years of age sparked controversy when it was published in 1993. Surveys indicate that many office-based physicians do not agree with recommendations for venipuncture and bladder catheterization in...

American Family Physician : Article

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2001/1001/p1219.html

Evaluation and Management of Infants and Young Children with Fever -- American Family ...

...A practice guideline on the evaluation and management of infants and young children with fever without source was published in 1993.1 Although elements of this guideline remain controversial, the expert panel’s defin- itions of terms such as fever without source, serious bacterial...

American Family Physician

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2001/1001/afp20011001p1219.pdf

Evaluation and Management of Neck Masses in Children - American Family Physician

Mar 1, 2014 - Neck masses in children usually fall into one of three categories: developmental, inflammatory/reactive, or neoplastic. Common congenital developmental masses in the neck include thyroglossal duct cysts, branchial cleft cysts, dermoid cysts, vascular malformations, and hemangiomas. ...

American Family Physician : Article

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2014/0301/p353.html

Evaluation and Prevention of Diabetic Neuropathy - American Family Physician

...11. Frykberg RG, Armstrong DG, Giurini J, Edwards A, Kravette M, Kravitz S, et al. Diabetic foot disorders: a clinical practice guideline. American College of Foot and Ankle Surgeons. J Foot Ankle Surg 2000;39(5 suppl):S1-60. 12. Sommer TC, Lee TH. Charcot foot: the diagnostic...

American Family Physician

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2005/0601/afp20050601p2123.pdf

Evaluation and Treatment of ADHD - American Family Physician

Sep 1, 2001 - Symptoms of attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) are present in as many as 9 percent of school-age children. ADHD-specific questionnaires can help determine whether children meet diagnostic criteria for the disorder. The recommended evaluation also includes documenting the ...

American Family Physician : Article

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2001/0901/p817.html

Evaluation and Treatment of ADHD -- American Family Physician

...This article suggests a systematic approach to implementing key elements of the practice guidelines formulated by the American Acad- emy of Pediatrics (AAP)11 and the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry (AACAP)2 for the evaluation and treatment of children with...

American Family Physician

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2001/0901/afp20010901p817.pdf

Evaluation and Treatment of the Acutely Injured Worker

...6. American College of Occupational and Environmental Medicine. Occupational Medicine Practice Guidelines. 3rd ed. http://www.acoem.org/practiceguidelines.aspx. Accessed October 15, 2012. 7. Census of fatal occupational injuries-2012 [news release]. Washington, DC: Bureau of...

American Family Physician

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2014/0101/afp20140101p17.pdf

Evaluation and Treatment of the Suicidal Patient

...10. U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs, U.S. Department of Defense. VA/ DoD clinical practice guideline for management of major depressive disorder. Washington, DC: U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs, U.S. Department of Defense; 2009. 11. Moscicki EK. Epidemiology of completed...

American Family Physician

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2012/0315/afp20120315p602.pdf

Evaluation and Treatment of the Suicidal Patient - American Family Physician

Mar 15, 2012 - Evaluation and treatment of a suicidal patient are challenging tasks for the physician. Because no validated predictive tools exist, clinical judgment guides the decision-making process. Although there is insufficient evidence to support routine screening, evidence shows that asking ...

American Family Physician : Article

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2012/0315/p602.html

Evaluation of a First Seizure - American Family Physician

May 1, 2007 - Seizure is a common presentation in the emergency care setting, and new-onset epilepsy is the most common cause of unprovoked seizures. The patient history and physical examination should direct the type and timing of laboratory and imaging studies. No single sign, symptom, or test ...

American Family Physician : Article

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2007/0501/p1342.html

Evaluation of Asymptomatic Atrial Fibrillation

...summary: a report of the American College of Cardiology/American Heart Association Task Force on Practice Guidelines and the European Society of Cardiology Committee for Practice Guidelines [published correction appears in J Am Coll Cardiol. 2007;50(6):562]. J Am Coll Cardiol. 2006;...

American Family Physician

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2012/0915/afp20120915od1.pdf

Evaluation of Asymptomatic Microscopic Hematuria in Adults - American Family Physician

Sep 15, 1999 - In patients without significant urologic symptoms, microscopic hematuria is occasionally detected on routine urinalysis. At present, routine screening of all adults for microscopic hematuria with dipstick testing is not recommended because of the intermittent occurrence of this finding ...

American Family Physician : Article

https://www.aafp.org/afp/1999/0915/p1143.html

Evaluation of Dysuria in Adults -- American Family Physician

...3. Stuart ME, Macuiba J, Heidrich F, Farrell RG, Brad- dick M, Etchison S. Successful implementation of an evidence-based clinical practice guideline: acute dysuria/urgency in adult women. HMO Pract 1997;11:150-7. 4. Campbell J, Felver M, Kamarei S. ‘Telephone treat- ment’ of...

American Family Physician

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2002/0415/afp20020415p1589.pdf

Evaluation of Epigastric Discomfort and Management of Dyspepsia and GERD - Practice ...

Sep 15, 2003 - The Institute for Clinical Systems Improvement (ICSI) recently published a guideline on the evaluation and management of dyspepsia and gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD).

American Family Physician : Practice Guidelines

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2003/0915/p1215.html

Evaluation of Fever in Infants and Young Children

...20. Baraff LJ, Bass JW, Fleisher GR, et al. Practice guideline for the manage- ment of infants and children 0 to 36 months of age with fever without source. Agency for Health Care Policy and Research [published correc- tion appears in Ann Emerg Med. 1993;22(9):1490]. Ann Emerg Med....

American Family Physician

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2013/0215/afp20130215p254.pdf

Evaluation of Hip Pain in Older Adults

...3. Bussières AE, Taylor JA, Peterson C. Diagnostic imaging practice guidelines for musculoskeletal complaints in adults-an evidence-based approach. Part 1. Lower extremity disorders. J Manipulative Physiol Ther. 2007; 30(9):684-717. 4. Smith JE, Jenkin A, Hennessy C. A...

American Family Physician

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2012/0815/afp20120815od1.pdf

Evaluation of Infants Born to Mothers with West Nile Virus Infection - Practice ...

Jul 1, 2004 - The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has released interim guidelines for the evaluation of infants born to mothers with West Nile virus infection. West Nile virus is a single-stranded RNA flavivirus with antigenic similarities to Japanese encephalitis and St. Louis ...

American Family Physician : Practice Guidelines

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2004/0701/p204.html

Evaluation of Jaundice in Adults

February 1, 2017

American Family Physician

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2017/0201/afp20170201p164.pdf

Evaluation of Jaundice in Adults - American Family Physician

Feb 1, 2017 - Jaundice in adults can be an indicator of significant underlying disease. It is caused by elevated serum bilirubin levels in the unconjugated or conjugated form. The evaluation of jaundice relies on the history and physical examination. The initial laboratory evaluation should include ...

American Family Physician : Article

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2017/0201/p164.html

Evaluation of Poststreptococcal Illness - American Family Physician

...4. Bisno AL, Gerber MA, Gwaltney JM Jr, Kaplan EL, Schwartz RH. Diag- nosis and management of group A streptococcal pharyngitis: a practice guideline. Clin Infect Dis 1997;25:574-83. 5. Vendemia F, Gesualdo L, Schena FP, D’Amico G. Epidemiology of pri- mary glomerulonephritis in...

American Family Physician

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2005/0515/afp20050515p1949.pdf

Evaluation of Suspected Dementia

...21. Costa PT, Albert MS, Butters NM, et al. Early Identifi- cation of Alzheimer’s Disease and Related Dementias. Clinical Practice Guideline, Quick Reference for Clini- cians, no. 19. Rockville, Md.; U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Public Health Service, Agency for...

American Family Physician

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2011/1015/afp20111015p895.pdf

Evaluation of Syncope

...Guideline Clearinghouse, Essential Evidence Plus, European Society of Cardiology Clinical Practice Guidelines, American College of Cardiology: Statements and Clinical Practice Guidelines, American Col- lege of Emergency Physicians Clinical Policies Committee, and UpToDate. Key terms...

American Family Physician

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2011/0915/afp20110915p640.pdf

Evaluation of Syncope - American Family Physician

Sep 15, 2011 - Syncope is a transient and abrupt loss of consciousness with complete return to preexisting neurologic function. It is classified as neurally mediated (i.e., carotid sinus hypersensitivity, situational, or vasovagal), cardiac, orthostatic, or neurogenic. Older adults are more likely to ...

American Family Physician : Article

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2011/0915/p640.html

Evaluation of the Patient with Chronic Cough

...presents a systematic approach to the evaluation of chronic cough based on the results of prospective studies and an evidence-based practice guideline.3 Pathophysiology Cough is a defensive reflex mechanism that clears secretions from the upper airways of the respiratory tract;...

American Family Physician

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2011/1015/afp20111015p887.pdf

Evaluation of the Patient with Chronic Cough - American Family Physician

Oct 15, 2011 - Initial evaluation of the patient with chronic cough (i.e., of more than eight weeks’ duration) should include a focused history and physical examination, and in most patients, chest radiography. Patients who are taking an angiotensin-converting enzyme inhibitor should switch to a ...

American Family Physician : Article

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2011/1015/p887.html

Evaluation of the Patient with Chronic Cough - American Family Physician

May 1, 2004 - Patients with chronic cough should avoid exposure to irritants that can trigger cough, and those who smoke should stop smoking. Patients who develop chronic cough in association with angiotensin-converting enzyme inhibitor therapy should be switched to an agent from another drug class. ...

American Family Physician : Article

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2004/0501/p2159.html

Evaluation of the Patient with Chronic Cough - American Family Physician

...approach to the evaluation of chronic cough. The approach is based on the results of prospective studies and an evidence- based practice guideline.1 Pathophysiology Cough is important because it clears foreign objects and secretions from the respiratory tract. Unfortunately,...

American Family Physician

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2004/0501/afp20040501p2159.pdf

Evaluation of the Solitary Pulmonary Nodule

American Family Physician

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2015/1215/afp20151215p1084.pdf

Evaluation of the Solitary Pulmonary Nodule - American Family Physician

Dec 15, 2015 - A solitary pulmonary nodule is a common radiologic finding that is often discovered incidentally and may require significant workup to establish a definitive diagnosis. A solitary pulmonary nodule is a well-circumscribed round lesion measuring up to 3 cm in diameter and surrounded by ...

American Family Physician : Article

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2015/1215/p1084.html

Evaluation of the Solitary Pulmonary Nodule - American Family Physician

Oct 15, 2009 - Solitary pulmonary nodules are common radiologic findings, typically discovered incidentally through chest radiography or computed tomography of the neck, chest, and abdomen. Primary care physicians must decide how to pursue an evaluation of a nodule once it has been identified. The ...

American Family Physician : Article

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2009/1015/p827.html

Evidence Lacking on HBP Screening in Children, Adolescents

The U.S. Preventive Services Task Force last week issued a draft recommendation statement and draft evidence review on screening for high blood pressure in children and adolescents.

AAFP News : Patient Care

https://www.aafp.org/news/health-of-the-public/20200428uspstfhbp.html

Evidence Lacking on HBP Screening in Children, Adolescents

On Nov. 10, the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force issued a final recommendation statement, final evidence review and evidence summary on screening for high blood pressure in children and adolescents.

AAFP News : Patient Care

https://www.aafp.org/news/health-of-the-public/20201119hpbchildren.html

Evidence Poses a Challenge to Imaging Standards in the Diagnosis of Pneumonia - Letters...

Feb 1, 2018 - ...CL, Shah SS, et al. The management of community-acquired pneumonia in infants and children older than 3 months of age: clinical practice guidelines by the Pediatric Infectious Diseases Society and the Infectious Diseases Society of America. Clin Infect Dis. 2011;53(7):e25–e76. Read...

American Family Physician : Letter

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2018/0201/p158.html

Evidence-Based Guidelines for Neuroimaging in Patients with Nonacute Headache - ...

Mar 15, 2005 - New guidelines for diagnostic testing in patients with nonacute headache have been released by the U.S. Headache Consortium and endorsed by the American Academy of Family Physicians (AAFP), the American Academy of Neurology (AAN), the American Headache Society (AHS), the American ...

American Family Physician : Practice Guidelines

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2005/0315/p1219.html

Evidence-Based Medicine: Common Misconceptions, Barriers, and Practical Solutions - ...

Sep 15, 2018 - EBM is the integration of the best available evidence with clinical expertise and the individual patient's values, preferences, and unique circumstances. Despite the success of this approach, misconceptions and barriers remain.

American Family Physician : Editorials

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2018/0915/p343.html

Evidence-Based Prenatal Care: Part I. General Prenatal Care and Counseling Issues - ...

...into practice. A systematic review of theoretic concepts, practical experience and research evidence in the adoption of clinical practice guidelines. CMAJ 1997;157:408-16. 5. Baldwin LM, Raine T, Jenkins LD, Hart LG, Rosenblatt R. Do providers adhere to ACOG standards? The case...

American Family Physician

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2005/0401/afp20050401p1307.pdf

Evidence-Based Prenatal Care: Part II. Third-Trimester Care and Prevention of ...

...60. SOGC clinical practice guidelines: post-term pregnancy. Accessed online January 17, 2005, at: http://sogc. medical.org/sogcnet/sogc%5Fdocs/common/guide/ pdfs/co15.pdf. 61. Boulvain M, Fraser WD, Marcoux S, Fontaine JY, Bazin S, Pinault JJ, et al. Does sweeping of the...

American Family Physician

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2005/0415/afp20050415p1555.pdf

Evidence-Based Preventive Care: A Timely Matter - Editorials - American Family Physician

Apr 1, 2000 - ...free of charge at http://www.guideline.gov. This site provides rapid, easy access to key recommendations of more than 700 clinical practice guidelines, with more being added every week. For the family physician, it offers the opportunity to review and evaluate comprehensive sources...

American Family Physician : Editorials

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2000/0401/p1984.html

Evidence-Based-Medicine Tools for Your Palm-Top Computer -- FPM

May 1, 2003 - The author evaluates a list of evidence-based resources for the personal digital assistant and offers tips for better utilization of these resources at the point of care.

Family Practice Management : Articles

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2003/0500/p73.html

Exercise-Associated Hyponatremia: Updated Guidelines from the Wilderness Medical ... Restricted content. Login required.

Feb 15, 2021 - The Wilderness Medical Society has published updated guidelines for prevention, diagnosis, and treatment of exercise-associated hyponatremia.

American Family Physician : Practice Guidelines

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2021/0215/p252.html

Exercises for Mechanical Neck Disorders - Cochrane for Clinicians - American Family ...

Oct 1, 2006 - There is some evidence that a variety of exercises help patients with mechanical neck pain. Evidence is strongest for a multimodal approach that includes exercise and mobilization or manipulation of the cervical spine, although this research has been criticized for having an imperfect ...

American Family Physician : Cochrane for Clinicians

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2006/1001/p1126.html

Extrapulmonary Tuberculosis: An Overview - American Family Physician

...7. Horsburgh CR Jr, Feldman S, Ridzon R, for the Infectious Diseases Soci- ety of America. Practice guidelines for the treatment of turberculosis. Clin Infect Dis 2000;31:633-9. 8. American Thoracic Society, CDC, Infectious Diseases Society of America. Treatment of tuberculosis...

American Family Physician

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2005/1101/afp20051101p1761.pdf

Facilitating Treatment Adherence with Lifestyle Changes in Diabetes - American Family ...

...22. VHA/DoD clinical practice guideline for management of diabetes mellitus. Washington, D.C.: Department of Veterans Affairs (U.S.), 1999. Accessed August 25, 2003, at: http://www.oqp.med.va. gov/DM/DM_base.htm. 23. Clinical guidelines on the identification, evaluation, and...

American Family Physician

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2004/0115/afp20040115p309.pdf

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