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Confronting Guillain-Barré Syndrome

...The editors of AFP wel- come submissions for Close-ups. Guidelines for contributing to this feature can be found in the Authors’ Guide at http://www.aafp.org/afp/ authors. Close-ups is coordinated by Caroline Wellbery, MD, Associate Deputy Edi- tor, with assistance from Amy...

American Family Physician

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2013/0201/afp20130201p166.pdf

Exercise During Pregnancy: A Marathon Runner’s

...The editors of AFP wel- come submissions for Close-ups. Guidelines for contributing to this feature can be found in the Authors’ Guide at http://www.aafp.org/afp/ authors. Close-ups is coordinated by Caroline Wellbery, MD, Associate Deputy Edi- tor, with assistance from Amy...

American Family Physician

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2013/0401/afp20130401p471.pdf

Diabetes: Taking Control of My Health

...The editors of AFP wel- come submissions for Close-ups. Guidelines for contributing to this feature can be found in the Authors’ Guide at http://www.aafp.org/afp/ authors. Close-ups is coordinated by Caroline Wellbery, MD, Associate Deputy Edi- tor, with assistance from Amy...

American Family Physician

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2013/0601/afp20130601p758.pdf

Back to Baseline

...The editors of AFP wel- come submissions for Close-ups. Guidelines for contributing to this feature can be found in the Authors’ Guide at http://www.aafp.org/afp/ authors. Close-ups is coordinated by Caroline Wellbery, MD, Associate Deputy Edi- tor, with assistance from Amy...

American Family Physician

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2013/0801/afp20130801p170.pdf

A Team Approach: Comprehensive Evaluation for Functional Decline in Older Patients

...The editors of AFP wel- come submissions for Close-ups. Guidelines for contributing to this feature can be found in the Authors’ Guide at http://www.aafp.org/afp/ authors. Close-ups is coordinated by Caroline Wellbery, MD, Associate Deputy Edi- tor, with assistance from Amy...

American Family Physician

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2013/0915/afp20130915p397.pdf

<FEFF>Caring Better for Patients Who Are Blind or Visually Impaired

...The editors of AFP wel- come submissions for Close-ups. Guidelines for contributing to this feature can be found in the Authors’ Guide at http://www.aafp.org/afp/ authors. Close-ups is coordinated by Caroline Wellbery, MD, Associate Deputy Edi- tor, with assistance from Amy...

American Family Physician

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2013/1201/afp20131201p774.pdf

Hard Decisions About Prostate Cancer

...The editors of AFP wel- come submissions for Close-ups. Guidelines for contributing to this feature can be found in the Authors’ Guide at http://www.aafp.org/afp/ authors. Close-ups is coordinated by Caroline Wellbery, MD, Associate Deputy Edi- tor, with assistance from Amy...

American Family Physician

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2014/0201/afp20140201p219.pdf

Living with Loss

...The editors of AFP wel- come submissions for Close-ups. Guidelines for contributing to this feature can be found in the Authors’ Guide at http://www.aafp.org/afp/ authors. Close-ups is coordinated by Caroline Wellbery, MD, Associate Deputy Edi- tor, with assistance from Amy...

American Family Physician

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2014/0401/afp20140401p530.pdf

Inspiring Change: A Patient’s Journey to Wellness

...The editors of AFP wel- come submissions for Close-ups. Guidelines for contributing to this feature can be found in the Authors’ Guide at http://www.aafp.org/afp/ authors. Close-ups is coordinated by Caroline Wellbery, MD, Associate Deputy Edi- tor, with assistance from Amy...

American Family Physician

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2014/0601/afp20140601p854.pdf

afp20180201p203.pdf

...Close-ups Opioids for Acute Pain: Proceed with Caution It was chilly but still a nice day for a dog walk. Having forgotten gloves, I had my hands in my coat pockets, and the leash was wrapped around my wrist. Headphones on, I wasn’t paying attention to the ground. I tripped on...

American Family Physician

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2018/0201/afp20180201p203.pdf

afp20180801p147.pdf

...Close-ups A Patient’s Perspective Can My Primary Care Doctor Treat My Cancer? When I was diagnosed with stage IV terminal lung cancer, my primary care doctor gave me the news. His compassion created a pathway of healing that has sustained me for more than seven years. Shortly...

American Family Physician

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2018/0801/afp20180801p147.pdf

A Medical Alert Tattoo

...Close-ups A Patient’s Perspective A Medical Alert Tattoo Close-ups is coordinated by Caroline Wellbery, MD, associate deputy editor, with assistance from Amy Crawford-Faucher, MD; Jo Marie Reilly, MD; and Sanaz Sara Majd, MD. Questions about this department may be sent to Dr....

American Family Physician

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2011/0401/afp20110401p796.pdf

Diagnosis and Management of Physical Abuse in Children

...least two shots of three orientations: full body, medium range of the finding, and close up. Document the size of the injury by using an inch scale. Be sure that there is at least one other close-up of the injury without the scale to demonstrate that the scale was not covering...

American Family Physician

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

afp20180515p640.pdf

...Close-ups A Patient’s Perspective Persons with Disabilities: I’m the Expert About My Body I have many questions before I visit a new doctor. Will the office and equipment be accessible? How will the medical staff and doctor perceive my physical disability? Will they acknowledge my...

American Family Physician

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2018/0515/afp20180515p640.pdf

afp20180601p706.pdf

...Close-ups A Patient’s Perspective Advocating for Myself: My Journey Through Poststroke Depression Commentary Depression affects about one-third of stroke survivors, according to the American Stroke Association. Emergence of depression following cerebrovascular disease is thought...

American Family Physician

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2018/0601/afp20180601p706.pdf

afp20181001p451.pdf

...Close-ups A Patient’s Perspective Aging Well: Poetry Can Help 100th-year birthday poem I’m losing my hair and my ears and my eyes That my brain’s also going should be no surprise My taste’s not as keen as it was in the past As for climbing mountains, I’ve done my last I remember...

American Family Physician

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2018/1001/afp20181001p451.pdf

afp20181201p634.pdf

...Close-ups A Patient’s Perspective Faith in Subtraction: Deprescribing in Older Patient Facilitates Needed Surgery I lay on the floor praying. I’d slipped at home and couldn’t get up. Finally, the ambulance arrived. Three weeks later, I was home, but with a broken shoulder from my...

American Family Physician

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2018/1201/afp20181201p634.pdf

afp20190201p185.pdf

...Close-ups A Patient’s Perspective The Cough that Would Not Quit The cough started just before Christmas. I am used to contracting every germ my students bring to school, but thought I was immune to most by now. Everyone seemed to have a virus at the time, so I expected it to pass....

American Family Physician

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2019/0201/afp20190201p185.pdf

Rosacea: Diagnosis and Treatment

August 1, 2015 Scientific

American Family Physician

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2015/0801/afp20150801p187.pdf

afp20191001p438.pdf

...Close-ups A Patient’s Perspective Protecting Patients from Elder Abuse Scams Living on my own continues to be very important to me, even though I’m getting older and am sometimes forgetful. I manage pretty well with the help of my son, who visits me weekly, and my family doctor, who...

American Family Physician

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2019/1001/afp20191001p438.pdf

afp20200615p713.pdf

...This is not the first time that AFP has collab- orated with patients directly. Between 2007 and 2019, the recently retired Close-ups feature told patients’ stories in their own words.5 So, why enter into a formal partnership now? A national survey fielded by the Right Care Alliance...

American Family Physician

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2020/0615/afp20200615p713.pdf

Cutaneous Melanoma: Update on Prevention, Screening, Diagnosis, and Treatment - ...

...Figure 6b. Close-up of superficial spreading melanoma on back. Figure 7. Nodular melanoma on shoulder. July 15, 2005 Volume 72, Number 2 www.aafp.org/afp American Family Physician 273 diagnosis.25 Some dermatology experts also add E for evolution or for elevation above skin...

American Family Physician

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2005/0715/afp20050715p269.pdf

afp20180515p649.pdf

...See related Close-ups on page 640. Additional content at https://www.aafp.org/afp/2018/0515/ p649.html. CME This clinical content conforms to AAFP criteria for continuing medical education (CME). See CME Quiz on page 634. Author disclosure: No relevant financial...

American Family Physician

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2018/0515/afp20180515p649.pdf

afp20180801p142a.pdf

...An Often Silent Disorder with Delayed Diagnosis [Close-ups] Issue Date: December 1, 2017 See additional reader comments at: https://www. aafp.org/afp/2017/1201/p738.html To The Editor: I believe that the statement in this Close-ups that the death of college basket- ball...

American Family Physician

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2018/0801/afp20180801p142a.pdf

The V-Y Plasty in the Treatment of Fingertip Amputations -- American Family Physician

...Close-up of corner stitch C.B. . . . . .. . Fingertip Amputations Complications Tissue sloughing can occur if excess tension is applied or if the blood supply is disrupted by undermining the flap. Permanent sensory changes may be noted, including...

American Family Physician

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2001/0801/afp20010801p455.pdf

Interstitial Cystitis: Urgency and Frequency Syndrome

...Section of bladder wall Close-up of epithelial surface Urinary bladder Bladder lumen Mucin layer Endothelium Lamina propria Smooth muscle . . . IL LU ST R A TI O N B Y D A V ID K LE M M OTHER ETIOLOGIC FACTORS To date, no...

American Family Physician

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2001/1001/afp20011001p1199.pdf

afp20080115p167.pdf

...See related Close-ups on page 140. Downloaded from the American Family Physician Web site at www.aafp.org/afp. Copyright © 2008 American Academy of Family Physicians. For the private, noncommercial use of one individual user of the Web site. All other rights reserved. Contact...

American Family Physician

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2008/0115/afp20080115p167.pdf

afp20081015p945.pdf

...and wound contamination factor into the decision about when to repair the laceration. Noncon- taminated wounds have been successfully closed up to 12 hours post-injury.2 Clean lacerations involving well-vascularized tissue, such as the face and scalp, can be closed successfully even...

American Family Physician

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2008/1015/afp20081015p945.pdf

Functional Decline in Older Adults

...See related Close-Ups on page 397. CME This clinical content conforms to AAFP criteria for continuing medical education (CME). See CME Quiz on page 369. Author disclosure: No rel- evant financial affiliations. Downloaded from the American Family Physician website at...

American Family Physician

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2013/0915/afp20130915p388.pdf

Diagnosis and Treatment of Temporomandibular Disorders

Date xx, xxxx Scientific

American Family Physician

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2015/0315/afp20150315p378.pdf

Treatment of Adult Obesity with Bariatric Surgery

January 1, 2016 Scientific

American Family Physician

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2016/0101/afp20160101p31.pdf

Systemic Lupus Erythematosus: Primary Care Approach to Diagnosis and Management

...See related Close-Up on page 304. CME This clinical content conforms to AAFP criteria for continuing medical education (CME). See CME Quiz Questions on page 270. Author disclosure: No rel- evant financial affiliations. ▲ Patient information: A handout on this topic,...

American Family Physician

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2016/0815/afp20160815p284.pdf

afp20180115p83.pdf

...• Close-Ups: A Patient’s Perspective • Cochrane for Clinicians • Controversies in Family Medicine • Curbside Consultation • Diary from a Week in Practice (ended) • Digital apps (AFP digital edition, AFP By Topic, Photo Quiz) • Evidence-Based Medicine Toolkit •...

American Family Physician

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2018/0115/afp20180115p83.pdf

afp20180201p154.pdf

...Club, Diary from a Week in Practice,2 Resident and Student Voice, and CME Quiz. She has been a second editor for Curbside Consultation, Close- Ups: A Patient’s Perspective, and Photo Quiz. And, she served as editor for several article series, including Complementary and Alternative...

American Family Physician

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2018/0201/afp20180201p154.pdf

afp20201215p758.pdf

...7: 30 p.m. After my husband and I arrive home, I take a walk around our farm while our dogs run through the hayfields. I close up the chicken coops and collect the eggs while I mull over the events of my day and the world in a time of COVID-19. ■ Send Diary of a Family Physician...

American Family Physician

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2020/1215/afp20201215p758.pdf

Verrucous Carcinoma - Letters to the Editor - American Family Physician

Dec 1, 2001 - ...Close-up view of cutaneous horn, measuring 6 cm in length. FIGURE 2. Close-up view of cutaneous horn, measuring 6 cm in length. View/Print Figure FIGURE 3. Microscopic evaluation reveals a papillated surface with hyperkeratosis, parakeratosis, and marked epithelial hyperplasia....

American Family Physician : Letter

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2001/1201/p1808.html

Book Reviews - Physician's Bookshelf - American Family Physician

Nov 15, 1998 - ...as well as an outstanding collection of ocular photographs that beautifully illustrate the major points made in the text. Many of the close-up photographs are the best I have seen of the pathologies represented. They are clearly labeled, well organized and demonstrate the subtle...

American Family Physician : Physician's Bookshelf

https://www.aafp.org/afp/1998/1115/p1910.html

What You May Not Know About AFP - Inside AFP - American Family Physician

Mar 15, 2000 - ...As part of a multifaceted approach to gathering feedback from readers, AFP periodically conducts focus groups to get a close-up view of reader perceptions. Typically, a facilitator leads a group of 10 to 12 readers through a series of questions that help us get a feel for areas to...

American Family Physician : Inside AFP

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2000/0315/p1599.html

Having a Vasectomy - American Family Physician

Jul 1, 1999 - ...Through these small openings, your doctor will remove part of each sperm tube. The ends of the tubes that stay in your scrotum will be closed up. Will I be sterile right away? No. Sperm will still be in your tubes right after the surgery. It takes eight to 10 weeks and 12 to 20...

American Family Physician : Patient Handout

https://www.aafp.org/afp/1999/0701/p151.html

Screening Yourself for Breast Cancer - American Family Physician

Aug 1, 2000 - ...breasts hurt at the time of your periods, have your mammogram done two weeks before your period starts—it won't hurt so much. Sometimes close-up views are necessary. Benign (harmless) lumps can often be found by a combination of mammogram, ultrasound exam and physical exam. If a...

American Family Physician : Patient Handout

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2000/0801/p605.html

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