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Abnormal Uterine Bleeding - American Family Physician

...School of Medicine, Springfield, Illinois Members of various fam- ily practice departments develop articles for Prob- lem-Oriented Diagnosis. This is one in a series from the Department of Family and Community Medicine at Southern Illinois Univer- sity School of Medicine,...

American Family Physician

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2004/0415/afp20040415p1915.pdf

Abnormal Uterine Bleeding Associated with Hormonal Contraception -- American Family ...

...MAY 15, 2002 / VOLUME 65, NUMBER 10 www.aafp.org/afp AMERICAN FAMILY PHYSICIAN 2073 in the United States each year are related to the misuse or discontinuation of OCPs.5 Mechanisms of Action COMBINATION ORAL CONTRACEPTIVE PILLS Most combination OCPs contain ethinyl estradiol...

American Family Physician

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2002/0515/afp20020515p2073.pdf

Absolute vs. Relative Numbers in Evaluating Drug Therapy - Letters to the Editor - ...

May 15, 2001 - ...Absolute vs. Relative Numbers in Evaluating Drug Therapy Am Fam Physician. 2001 May 15;63(10):1913-1916. to the editor: Authors of articles in American Family Physician (AFP) often refer to the benefits of drug treatment only in relative terms. This practice has been shown to be...

American Family Physician : Letter

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2001/0515/p1913.html

Acamprosate (Campral) for Treatment of Alcoholism - STEPS - American Family Physician

Aug 15, 2006 - Acamprosate is a safe and well-tolerated treatment for patients with alcoholism and it appears to improve the likelihood that patients will remain abstinent. Most evidence suggests it is as effective as naltrexone but with fewer adverse reactions, and that it may be more effective when ...

American Family Physician : STEPS

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2006/0815/p645.html

ACC Statement on Preparticipation Cardiovascular Screening for Competitive Athletes - ...

Aug 1, 2005 - The American College of Cardiology (ACC) has released new eligibility guidelines for competitive athletes with cardiovascular abnormalities and clinical guidelines for preparticipation screening.

American Family Physician : Practice Guidelines

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2005/0801/p523.html

ACC, AHA and ACP-ASIM Develop Guidelines for Angina - Special Medical Reports - ...

Oct 1, 1999 - ...College of Cardiology (ACC), the American Heart Association (AHA) and the American College of Physicians–American Society of Internal Medicine (ACP–ASIM) have developed recommendations for the management of chronic stable angina. The new guidelines encourage physicians to take...

American Family Physician : Special Medical Reports

https://www.aafp.org/afp/1999/1001/p1564.html

ACC/AHA Hypertension Guideline: What Is New? What Do We Do? - Editorials - American ...

Mar 15, 2018 - Choosing a threshold and target for treatment should be based on the science supporting CVD risk reduction, while considering the benefits and harms in individual patient circumstances and respecting patient choice.

American Family Physician : Editorials

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2018/0315/p372.html

ACC/AHA Release Guidelines on Management of Patients with STEMI: Hospital and Long-Term...

Nov 1, 2004 - Guidelines for the management of ST-elevation myo-cardial infarction (STEMI), focusing on prevention and management in the emergency department, are available from the American College of Cardiology (ACC)/American Heart Association (AHA) Task Force on Practice Guidelines.

American Family Physician : Practice Guidelines

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2004/1101/p1800.html

Accidental Childhood Poisonings - American Family Physician

Mar 1, 2009 - ...and medicines out of your child's reach. Many adult medicines can hurt or kill a child, even when taken in small amounts. Don't take your medicine in front of young children because they may want to copy you. Also, you should never call medicine candy. How should I store my...

American Family Physician : Patient Handout

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2009/0301/p397-s1.html

Accounting for Complexity: Aligning Current Payment Models with the Breadth of Care by ...

December 1, 2014 Graham

American Family Physician

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2014/1201/afp20141201p790.pdf

ACCP and AACVPR Release Evidence-Based Guidelines on Pulmonary Rehabilitation - ...

Jan 15, 2008 - The American College of Chest Physicians (ACCP) and the American Association of Cardiovascular and Pulmonary Rehabilitation (AACVPR) has released pulmonary rehabilitation guidelines that update the recommendations published in 1997 and examine new areas of research.

American Family Physician : Practice Guidelines

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2008/0115/p242.html

ACCP Releases Statement on Dyspnea Treatment in Patients with Advanced Lung or Heart ...

Oct 15, 2010 - The American College of Chest Physicians (ACCP) wrote a consensus statement to influence clinical practice and provide suggestions regarding the management of dyspnea in patients with advanced lung or heart disease.

American Family Physician : Practice Guidelines

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2010/1015/p999.html

Accuracy of Ultrasonography for the Diagnosis of Small Bowel Obstruction - Medicine by ... Restricted content. Login required.

Aug 1, 2021 - According to a meta-analysis including prospective observational studies evaluating the accuracy of ultrasonography for the diagnosis of small bowel obstruction, ultrasonography appears to be highly sensitive and specific for this use.

American Family Physician : Medicine by the Numbers

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2021/0800/p135.html

ACE Inhibitor Therapy: Benefits and Underuse - Editorials - American Family Physician

Jan 1, 1999 - ...SIDNEY C. SMITH, JR., M.D., University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, School of Medicine, Chapel Hill, North Carolina Am Fam Physician. 1999 Jan 1;59(1):35-. During the past decade, several landmark trials have confirmed the benefits of angiotensin converting enzyme (ACE)...

American Family Physician : Editorials

https://www.aafp.org/afp/1999/0101/p35.html

ACE Inhibitor Use and Elevated Creatinine Levels - Letters to the Editor - American ...

Jul 1, 2003 - ...University of Illinois College of Medicine at Rockford 405 Charles Mt. Morris, IL 61054 Send letters to afplet@aafp.org, or 11400 Tomahawk Creek Pkwy., Leawood, KS 66211-2680. Include your complete address, e-mail address, and telephone number. Letters should be fewer than 400...

American Family Physician : Letter

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2003/0701/p41.html

ACE Inhibitors or ARBs to Prevent CKD in Patients with Microalbuminuria

October 15, 2016: FPIN Clinical Inq

American Family Physician

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2016/1015/afp20161015p652.pdf

ACE Inhibitors or ARBs to Prevent CKD in Patients with Microalbuminuria - FPIN's ...

Oct 15, 2016 - ACE inhibitors reduce the risk of progression to macroalbuminuria in normotensive patients with microalbuminuria and type 1 diabetes mellitus.

American Family Physician : FPIN's Clinical Inquiries

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2016/1015/p652.html

ACE Inhibitors vs. ARBs for Patients with Diabetic Kidney Disease - Cochrane for ...

Jul 1, 2007 - Studies comparing ACE inhibitors or ARBs with placebo found no mortality benefit in patients with diabetic kidney disease. A subgroup analysis of five studies (2,034 total patients) found that, when given at full or maximally tolerated doses, ACE inhibitors reduce all-cause mortality ...

American Family Physician : Cochrane for Clinicians

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2007/0701/p68.html

ACE Inhibitors vs. ARBs for Primary Hypertensions

April 15, 2015 Cochrane for Clinicians

American Family Physician

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2015/0415/afp20150415p523.pdf

ACE Inhibitors vs. ARBs for Primary Hypertensions

April 15, 2015 Cochrane for Clinicians

American Family Physician

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2015/0415/afp20150415p522.pdf

ACEP Releases Clinical Policy on Evaluation and Management of Pulmonary Embolism - ...

Aug 15, 2003 - A clinical policy focusing on critical issues in the evaluation and management of patients with signs and symptoms of pulmonary embolism (PE) has been released by the American College of Emergency Physicians (ACEP).

American Family Physician : Practice Guidelines

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2003/0815/p759.html

ACIP Approves 2020 Adult and Childhood/Adolescent Immunization Schedules - Practice ...

Feb 15, 2020 - The 2020 adult and childhood/adolescent immunization schedules have been approved by the Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

American Family Physician : Practice Guidelines

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2020/0215/p251.html

ACIP Releases 2007-08 Adult Immunization Schedule - Practice Guidelines - American ...

Nov 15, 2007 - The Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP) has released the 2007–08 adult immunization schedule.

American Family Physician : Practice Guidelines

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2007/1115/p1558.html

ACIP Releases 2008 Child and Adolescent Immunization Schedules - Practice Guidelines - ...

Jan 1, 2008 - The Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP) has released the 2008 recommended immunization schedules for children and adolescents. There are no significant additions to this year's schedule, however, formatting has been simplified and footnotes have been updated for ...

American Family Physician : Practice Guidelines

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2008/0101/p96.html

ACIP Releases 2014 Child and Adolescent Immunization Schedules

...February 1, 2014 ◆ Volume 89, Number 3 www.aafp.org/afp American Family Physician 229 Coverage of guidelines from other organizations does not imply endorsement by AFP or the AAFP. A collection of Practice Guidelines published in AFP is available at...

American Family Physician

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2014/0201/afp20140201p229.pdf

ACIP Releases 2014 Child and Adolescent Immunization Schedules - Practice Guidelines - ...

Feb 1, 2014 - There are a few changes to the 2014 immunization schedule for children and adolescents, as well as the catch-up schedule, from the Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP) that are pertinent for family physicians.

American Family Physician : Practice Guidelines

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2014/0201/p229.html

ACIP Releases 2015 Adult Immunization Schedule

February 15, 2015 Practice Guidelines

American Family Physician

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2015/0215/afp20150215p264.pdf

ACIP Releases 2015 Childhood Immunization Schedules

February 1, 2015 Practice Guidelines

American Family Physician

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2015/0215/afp20150215p265.pdf

ACIP Releases 2015 Childhood Immunization Schedules - Practice Guidelines - American ...

Feb 15, 2015 - The 2015 immunization schedule for children and the catch-up schedule from the Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP) of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) have a few changes that are pertinent for family physicians.

American Family Physician : Practice Guidelines

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2015/0215/p265.html

ACIP Releases 2016 Childhood Immunization Recommendations

February 15, 2016 Practice Guidelines

American Family Physician

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2016/0215/afp20160215p317.pdf

Acne Vulgaris: Diagnosis and Treatment - American Family Physician

Oct 15, 2019 - Acne vulgaris is the most prevalent chronic skin disease in the United States, affecting nearly 50 million people per year, mostly adolescents and young adults. Potential sequelae of acne, such as scarring, dyspigmentation, and low self-esteem, may result in significant morbidity. ...

American Family Physician : Article

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2019/1015/p475.html

ACOG Releases Guidelines on Screening for Fetal Chromosomal Abnormalities - Practice ...

Sep 1, 2007 - The American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG) has developed guidelines that provide recommendations on screening for fetal chromosomal abnormalities.

American Family Physician : Practice Guidelines

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2007/0901/p712.html

ACOG Updates Recommendations on Vaginal Birth After Previous Cesarean Delivery

...214 American Family Physician www.aafp.org/afp Volume 83, Number 2 ◆ January 15, 2011 The rate of cesarean delivery has increased dramatically in the United States over the past four decades, perpetuated somewhat by the dictum once a cesarean, always a cesar- ean. However, evidence...

American Family Physician

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2011/0115/afp20110115p214.pdf

ACP Provides Guidance on Nonsurgical Treatment of Urinary Incontinence in Women

Practice Guidelines

American Family Physician

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2015/0601/afp20150601p801.pdf

ACP Provides Guidance on Nonsurgical Treatment of Urinary Incontinence in Women - ...

Jun 1, 2015 - The American College of Physicians (ACP) has provided recommendations for nonsurgical treatment of UI in women. Treatment of UI is aimed at achieving, or at least improving, symptoms. It is deemed effective if it reduces the number of episodes by at least one-half.

American Family Physician : Practice Guidelines

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2015/0601/p801.html

ACP Publishes Recommendations on Upper Endoscopy for GERD

...December 15, 2013 ◆ Volume 88, Number 12 www.aafp.org/afp American Family Physician 865 Coverage of guidelines from other organizations does not imply endorsement by AFP or the AAFP. A collection of Practice Guidelines published in AFP is available at...

American Family Physician

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2013/1215/afp20131215p865.pdf

ACP Releases Best Practice Advice on Colorectal Cancer Screening<FEFF>

...December 15, 2012 ◆ Volume 86, Number 12 www.aafp.org/afp American Family Physician 1153 Coverage of guidelines from other organizations does not imply endorsement by AFP or the AAFP. A collection of Practice Guidelines published in AFP is available at...

American Family Physician

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2012/1215/afp20121215p1153.pdf

ACP Releases Guidance Statement on Screening for HIV - Practice Guidelines - American ...

Aug 15, 2009 - The American College of Physicians (ACP) guideline presents the evidence on screening for human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) in adults and adolescents older than 13 years. This guidance statement was developed from an evaluation of guidelines from the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force...

American Family Physician : Practice Guidelines

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2009/0815/p405.html

ACP Releases Guideline on Intensive Insulin Therapy in Hospitalized Patients in ...

...1058 American Family Physician www.aafp.org/afp Volume 84, Number 9 ◆ November 1, 2011 Hyperglycemia is a common condition in medical and surgical patients during hospital admission, with a prevalence of approx- imately 40 percent. It is linked to poor immune response, increased...

American Family Physician

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2011/1101/afp20111101p1058.pdf

ACP Releases Guideline on Lipid Control in Patients with Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus - ...

Aug 15, 2004 - A guideline on the management of dyslipidemia, particularly hypercholesterolemia, in patients with type 2 diabetes mellitus has been published by the Clinical Efficacy Assessment Subcommittee of the American College of Physicians (ACP).

American Family Physician : Practice Guidelines

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2004/0815/p775.html

ACP Releases Guideline on Screening, Monitoring, and Treatment of Stage 1 to 3 Chronic ...

July 15, 2014 Practice Guidelines

American Family Physician

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2014/0715/afp20140715p121.pdf

ACP Updates Guideline on Oral Pharmacologic Treatments for Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus

...140 American Family Physician www.aafp.org/afp Volume 87, Number 2 ◆ January 15, 2013 Coverage of guidelines from other organizations does not imply endorsement by AFP or the AAFP. A collection of Practice Guidelines published in AFP is available at...

American Family Physician

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2013/0115/afp20130115p140.pdf

ACS Guideline for the Early Detection of Cervical Cancer - Editorials - American Family...

Apr 15, 2003 - ...about the risks of HPV infection remains a priority. The recommendation to restrict HPV testing to women age 30 and older would reduce the number of women referred for colposcopy because of transient HPV infection. The ACS guideline also provides relevant recommendations for...

American Family Physician : Editorials

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2003/0415/p1677.html

ACS Releases Guideline on Screening for Lung Cancer with Low-Dose Computed Tomography

...56 American Family Physician www.aafp.org/afp Volume 89, Number 1 ◆ January 1, 2014 In late 2010, results from the National Lung Screening Trial showed that lung cancer mortality was significantly reduced in high- risk adults who received annual screenings using low-dose computed...

American Family Physician

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2014/0101/afp20140101p56.pdf

ACS/ASCCP/ASCP Guidelines for the Early Detection of Cervical Cancer - Editorials - ...

Sep 15, 2012 - The American Cancer Society (ACS), the American Society for Colposcopy and Cervical Pathology (ASCCP), and the American Society for Clinical Pathology (ASCP) recently published updated recommendations for the early detection of cervical cancer. The guidelines are based on a systematic ...

American Family Physician : Editorials

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2012/0915/p501.html

ACSM/AHA Release Recommendations for Fitness Facilities - Special Medical Reports - ...

Feb 1, 1999 - ...The American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM) and the American Heart Association (AHA) have developed recommendations for cardiovascular screening of participants in physical activities at health/fitness facilities. The recommendations also discuss the qualifications for staff...

American Family Physician : Special Medical Reports

https://www.aafp.org/afp/1999/0201/p693.html

Acting on Social Determinants of Health: A Primer for Family Physicians

June 1, 2017: Editorials

American Family Physician

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2017/0601/afp20170601p695.pdf

Acupuncture for Chronic Back Pain: What Level of Evidence? - Letters to the Editor - ...

Oct 15, 2010 - ...evidence. In an online comment to an article in BMJ, Dr. Colquhoun stated: Such is the delusional nature of much alternative medicine that when the test is failed, the conclusion isn't that the treatment doesn't work, but that the test doesn't work and must be replaced with one that...

American Family Physician : Letter

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2010/1015/p869.html

Acupuncture for Frequent Tension-Type Headaches - Medicine by the Numbers - American ...

Aug 1, 2016 - Studies show an NNT of 3 to have at least a 50% reduction of headache frequency compared with routine care. Want to know more?

American Family Physician : Medicine by the Numbers

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2016/0801/od1.html

Acupuncture for Migraine Prevention - Cochrane for Clinicians - American Family Physician

Jul 1, 2017 - There is moderate-quality evidence that whole-body acupuncture is effective for migraine prevention. Compared with usual care, acupuncture is more effective at reducing headache frequency by at least 50% (number needed to treat [NNT] = 4).

American Family Physician : Cochrane for Clinicians

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2017/0701/p23.html

Acupuncture for Pain - American Family Physician

Jul 15, 2019 - Acupuncture has been increasingly used as an integrative or complementary therapy for pain. It is well-tolerated with little risk of serious adverse effects. Traditional acupuncture and nontraditional techniques, such as electroacupuncture and dry needling, often result in reported pain...

American Family Physician : Article

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2019/0715/p89.html

Acupuncture for Pain - American Family Physician

Sep 1, 2009 - Acupuncture is increasingly used as an alternative or complementary therapy for the treatment of pain. It is well tolerated, with a low risk of serious adverse effects. Traditional and modern acupuncture techniques may result in reported improvement in pain patterns. Research on ...

American Family Physician : Article

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2009/0901/p481.html

Acupuncture Is Ineffective for Treatment of Low Back Pain - Letters to the Editor - ...

Dec 15, 2017 - ...to afplet@aafp.org, or 11400 Tomahawk Creek Pkwy., Leawood, KS 66211-2680. Include your complete address, e-mail address, and telephone number. Letters should be fewer than 400 words and limited to six references, one table or figure, and three authors. Letters submitted for...

American Family Physician : Letter

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2017/1215/ol2.html

Acupuncture Not Supported By Strong Scientific Evidence - Letters to the Editor - ...

Mar 15, 2020 - ...Original Article: Acupuncture for Pain; and Integrating Medical Acupuncture into Family Medicine Practice [Editorial] Issue Date: July 15, 2019 See additional reader comments at: https://www.aafp.org/afp/2019/0715/p89.html; and https://www.aafp.org/afp/2019/0715/p76.html To the...

American Family Physician : Letter

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2020/0315/p326.html

Acute Abdominal Pain in Children

May 15, 2016 Scientific

American Family Physician

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2016/0515/afp20160515p830.pdf

Acute Abdominal Pain in Children - American Family Physician

...JUNE 1, 2003 / VOLUME 67, NUMBER 11 www.aafp.org/afp AMERICAN FAMILY PHYSICIAN 2321 els, visceral pain usually is dull, poorly localized, and felt in the midline. Pain from foregut structures (e.g., lower esophagus, stomach) generally is felt in the epigastrium. Midgut structures...

American Family Physician

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2003/0601/afp20030601p2321.pdf

Acute Altitude Illness: Updated Prevention and Treatment Guidelines from the Wilderness... Restricted content. Login required.

Apr 15, 2020 - Acute altitude illness comprises acute mountain sickness, high altitude cerebral edema, and high altitude pulmonary edema. The Wilderness Medical Society has updated prevention and treatment guidelines on acute altitude illness.

American Family Physician : Practice Guidelines

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2020/0415/p505.html

Acute and Chronic Paronychia

July 1, 2017:Date xx, xxxx

American Family Physician

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2017/0701/afp20170701p44.pdf

Acute and Chronic Paronychia - American Family Physician

Feb 1, 2008 - Paronychia is an inflammation of the folds of tissue surrounding the nail of a toe or finger. Paronychia may be classified as either acute or chronic. The main factor associated with the development of acute paronychia is direct or indirect trauma to the cuticle or nail fold. This ...

American Family Physician : Article

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2008/0201/p339.html

Acute and Chronic Paronychia - American Family Physician

...MARCH 15, 2001 / VOLUME 63, NUMBER 6 www.aafp.org/afp AMERICAN FAMILY PHYSICIAN 1113 tion of most of the nail volume, and the ster- ile matrix. This matrix is the root of the nail, and its distal portion is visible on some nails as the half-moon-shaped structure called the lunula.1...

American Family Physician

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2001/0315/afp20010315p1113.pdf

Acute and Chronic Urticaria: Evaluation and Treatment

June 1, 2017:Date xx, xxxx

American Family Physician

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2017/0601/afp20170601p717.pdf

Acute and Chronic Urticaria: Evaluation and Treatment - American Family Physician

Jun 1, 2017 - Urticaria commonly presents with intensely pruritic wheals, sometimes with edema of the subcutaneous or interstitial tissue. It has a lifetime prevalence of about 20%. Although often self-limited and benign, it can cause significant discomfort, continue for months to years, and ...

American Family Physician : Article

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2017/0601/p717.html

Acute and Post-traumatic Stress Disorder After Spontaneous Abortion - American Family ...

Mar 15, 2000 - When a spontaneous abortion is followed by complicated bereavement, the primary care physician may not consider the diagnosis of acute stress disorder or post-traumatic stress disorder. The major difference between these two conditions is that, in acute stress disorder, symptoms such as...

American Family Physician : Article

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2000/0315/p1689.html

Acute Ankle Sprain: An Update - American Family Physician

Nov 15, 2006 - Acute ankle injury, a common musculoskeletal injury, can cause ankle sprains. Some evidence suggests that previous injuries or limited joint flexibility may contribute to ankle sprains. The initial assessment of an acute ankle injury should include questions about the timing and ...

American Family Physician : Article

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2006/1115/p1714.html

Acute Bacterial Prostatitis: Diagnosis and Management

Date xx, xxxx Scientific

American Family Physician

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2016/0115/afp20160115p114.pdf

Acute Bronchitis

October 1, 2016:Date xx, xxxx

American Family Physician

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2016/1001/afp20161001p560.pdf

Acute Bronchitis - American Family Physician

Oct 1, 2016 - Cough is the most common illness-related reason for ambulatory care visits in the United States. Acute bronchitis is a clinical diagnosis characterized by cough due to acute inflammation of the trachea and large airways without evidence of pneumonia. Pneumonia should be suspected in ...

American Family Physician : Article

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2016/1001/p560.html

Acute Bronchitis - American Family Physician

Mar 15, 1998 - Acute bronchitis is a lower respiratory tract infection that causes reversible bronchial inflammation. In up to 95 percent of cases, the cause, is viral. While antibiotics are often prescribed for patients with acute bronchitis, little evidence shows that these agents provide ...

American Family Physician : Article

https://www.aafp.org/afp/1998/0315/p1270.html

Acute Bronchitis - American Family Physician

Jan 15, 2004 - ...or a week. Because acute bronchitis usually is caused by a virus, antibiotics (medicines that kill bacteria) probably won't help you get better any faster. If you smoke, you should cut down on the number of cigarettes you smoke or stop smoking altogether. This will help your...

American Family Physician : Patient Handout

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2004/0115/p387.html

Acute Bronchitis - American Family Physician

Feb 15, 2003 - ...or a week. Because acute bronchitis is usually caused by a virus, antibiotics (medicines that kill bacteria) probably won't help you get better any faster. If you smoke, you should cut down on the number of cigarettes you smoke or stop smoking altogether. This will help your...

American Family Physician : Patient Handout

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2003/0215/p805.html

Acute Bronchitis: What You Need to Know - American Family Physician

Mar 15, 1998 - ...(medicines that kill bacteria) are not helpful. Even when the mucus you cough up is colored or thick, antibiotics probably won't help you get better any faster. For some people with acute bronchitis, doctors prescribe medicines that are used to treat asthma. These medicines help...

American Family Physician : Patient Handout

https://www.aafp.org/afp/1998/0315/p1281.html

Acute Chest Pain in Adults: Outpatient Evaluation - American Family Physician Restricted content. Login required.

Dec 15, 2020 - Approximately 1% of primary care office visits are for chest pain, and 2% to 4% of these patients will have unstable angina or myocardial infarction. Initial evaluation is based on determining whether the patient needs to be referred to a higher level of care to rule out acute coronary ...

American Family Physician : Article

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2020/1215/p721.html

Acute Coronary Syndrome: Diagnostic Evaluation

February 1, 2017

American Family Physician

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2017/0201/afp20170201p170.pdf

Acute Coronary Syndrome: Diagnostic Evaluation - American Family Physician

Feb 1, 2017 - Myocardial infarction (MI), a subset of acute coronary syndrome, is damage to the cardiac muscle as evidenced by elevated cardiac troponin levels in the setting of acute ischemia. Coronary artery disease is the leading cause of mortality in the United States. Chest pain is a common ...

American Family Physician : Article

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2017/0201/p170.html

Acute Dyspnea in the Office - American Family Physician

...Acute Dyspnea in the Office ROGER J. ZOOROB, M.D., M.P.H., and JAMES S. CAMPBELL, M.D. Louisiana State University School of Medicine, Kenner, Louisiana Downloaded from the American Family Physician Web site at www.aafp.org/afp. Copyright© 2003 American Academy of Family...

American Family Physician

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2003/1101/afp20031101p1803.pdf

Acute Gout: ACP Provides Guideline on Diagnosis

November 15, 2017: Practice Guidelines

American Family Physician

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2017/1201/afp20171201p746.pdf

Acute Kidney Injury: A Guide to Diagnosis and Management

...October 1, 2012 ◆ Volume 86, Number 7 www.aafp.org/afp American Family Physician 631 Acute Kidney Injury: A Guide to Diagnosis and Management MAHBOOB RAHMAN, MD, MS, Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine, Cleveland, Ohio FARIHA SHAD, MD, Kaiser Permanente, Cleveland,...

American Family Physician

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2012/1001/afp20121001p631.pdf

Acute Kidney Injury: Diagnosis and Management - American Family Physician Restricted content. Login required.

Dec 1, 2019 - Acute kidney injury is a clinical syndrome characterized by a rapid decline in glomerular filtration rate and resultant accumulation of metabolic waste products. Acute kidney injury is associated with an increased risk of mortality, cardiovascular events, and progression to chronic ...

American Family Physician : Article

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2019/1201/p687.html

Acute Knee Injuries: Use of Decision Rules for Selective Radiograph Ordering - American...

Dec 1, 1999 - Family physicians often encounter patients with acute knee trauma. Radiographs of injured knees are commonly ordered, even though fractures are found in only 6 percent of such patients and emergency department physicians can usually discriminate clinically between fracture and ...

American Family Physician : Article

https://www.aafp.org/afp/1999/1201/p2599.html

Acute Lower Gastrointestinal Bleeding: Evaluation and Management - American Family ... Restricted content. Login required.

Feb 15, 2020 - Evaluation and management of acute lower gastrointestinal bleeding focus on etiologies originating distally to the ligament of Treitz. Diverticular disease is the most common source, accounting for 40% of cases. Hemorrhoids, angiodysplasia, infectious colitis, and inflammatory bowel ...

American Family Physician : Article

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Acute Management of Atrial Fibrillation: Part I. Rate and Rhythm Control -- American ...

...JULY 15, 2002 / VOLUME 66, NUMBER 2 www.aafp.org/afp AMERICAN FAMILY PHYSICIAN 249 ness of breath, dizziness, or palpitations. The arrhythmia should also be suspected in patients with acute fatigue or exacer- bation of congestive heart failure.3 In some patients, atrial fibrillation...

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Acute Migraine Headache: Treatment Strategies - American Family Physician

Feb 15, 2018 - Migraine is a primary headache disorder characterized by recurrent attacks. Acetaminophen, nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs, triptans, antiemetics, ergot alkaloids, and combination analgesics have evidence supporting their effectiveness in the treatment of migraine. Acetaminophen ...

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Acute Migraine Treatment in Emergency Settings

...742 American Family Physician www.aafp.org/afp Volume 89, Number 9 ◆ May 1, 2014 Key Clinical Issue What are the comparative benefits and adverse effects of parenteral treatments for adults who present to the emergency depart- ment with migraine headaches? Evidence-Based Answer...

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Acute Migraine Treatment in Emergency Settings - Implementing AHRQ Effective Health ...

May 1, 2014 - What are the comparative benefits and adverse effects of parenteral treatments for adults who present to the emergency department with migraine headaches?

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Acute Onset of Polyarthralgia and Skin Plaques

May 15, 2015 Photo Quiz

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Acute Otitis Externa: An Update

...December 1, 2012 ◆ Volume 86, Number 11 www.aafp.org/afp American Family Physician 1055 Acute Otitis Externa: An Update PAUL SCHAEFER, MD, PhD, and REGINALD F. BAUGH, MD, University of Toledo College of Medicine, Toledo, Ohio O titis externa, also called swim- mer’s ear, involves...

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Acute Otitis Externa: An Update - American Family Physician

Dec 1, 2012 - Acute otitis externa is a common condition involving inflammation of the ear canal. The acute form is caused primarily by bacterial infection, with Pseudomonas aeruginosa and Staphylococcus aureus the most common pathogens. Acute otitis externa presents with the rapid onset of ear canal...

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Acute Otitis Media - Clinical Evidence Handbook - American Family Physician

Feb 1, 2002 - What are the effects of treatments and preventive interventions for acute otitis media?

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Acute Pancreatitis

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Acute Pancreatitis - American Family Physician

Nov 1, 2014 - Acute pancreatitis is most commonly caused by gallstones or chronic alcohol use, and accounts for more than 200,000 hospital admissions annually. Using the Atlanta criteria, acute pancreatitis is diagnosed when a patient presents with two of three findings, including abdominal pain ...

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Acute Pancreatitis: Diagnosis, Prognosis, and Treatment - American Family Physician

May 15, 2007 - Mild acute pancreatitis has a low mortality rate, but patients with severe acute pancreatitis are more likely to develop complications and have a much higher death rate. Although serum amylase and lipase levels remain the most widely used diagnostic assays for acute pancreatitis, other ...

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Acute Pericarditis - American Family Physician

Nov 15, 2007 - Although acute pericarditis is most often associated with viral infection, it may also be caused by many diseases, drugs, invasive cardiothoracic procedures, and chest trauma. Diagnosing acute pericarditis is often a process of exclusion. A history of abrupt-onset chest pain, the ...

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Acute Pericarditis: Diagnosis and Management

...Volume 89, Number 7 www.aafp.org/afp American Family Physician 553 Acute Pericarditis: Diagnosis and Management MATTHEW J. SNYDER, DO, Nellis Family Medicine Residency Program, Nellis Air Force Base, Nevada JENNIFER BEPKO, MD, David Grant Medical Center Family Medicine...

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Acute Pericarditis: Diagnosis and Management - American Family Physician

Apr 1, 2014 - Acute pericarditis, inflammation of the pericardium, is found in approximately 5% of patients admitted to the emergency department for chest pain unrelated to acute myocardial infarction. It occurs most often in men 20 to 50 years of age. Acute pericarditis has a number of potential ...

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Acute Respiratory Distress Syndrome - American Family Physician

Jan 15, 2003 - Acute respiratory distress syndrome is a manifestation of acute injury to the lung, commonly resulting from sepsis, trauma, and severe pulmonary infections. Clinically, it is characterized by dyspnea, profound hypoxemia, decreased lung compliance, and diffuse bilateral infiltrates on ...

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Acute Respiratory Distress Syndrome -- American Family Physician

...MAY 1, 2002 / VOLUME 65, NUMBER 9 www.aafp.org/afp AMERICAN FAMILY PHYSICIAN 1823 Numerous previous trials of new pharma- cologic and ventilatory modalities have failed to demonstrate improvement in mortality rates. However, recent trials using a new lung protective approach to...

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Acute Respiratory Distress Syndrome -- American Family Physician

...JANUARY 15, 2003 / VOLUME 67, NUMBER 2 www.aafp.org/afp AMERICAN FAMILY PHYSICIAN 315 tially estimated an incidence of 75 per 100,000 persons per year, but subsequent prospective studies give a range of 12.6 to 18 per 100,000 persons annually.2,3 Controversy still exists about the...

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Acute Respiratory Distress Syndrome: Diagnosis and Management

...Number 4 ◆ February 15, 2012 Acute Respiratory Distress Syndrome: Diagnosis and Management AARON SAGUIL, MD, MPH, Fort Belvoir Community Hospital Family Medicine Residency, Fort Belvoir, Virginia MATTHEW FARGO, MD, MPH, Dwight D. Eisenhower Army Medical Center Family Medicine...

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Acute Respiratory Distress Syndrome: Diagnosis and Management - American Family Physician

Jun 15, 2020 - Acute respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS) is noncardiogenic pulmonary edema that manifests as rapidly progressive dyspnea, tachypnea, and hypoxemia. Diagnostic criteria include onset within one week of a known insult or new or worsening respiratory symptoms, profound hypoxemia, ...

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Acute Respiratory Distress Syndrome: Diagnosis and Management - American Family Physician

Feb 15, 2012 - Acute respiratory distress syndrome manifests as rapidly progressive dyspnea, tachypnea, and hypoxemia. Diagnostic criteria include acute onset, profound hypoxemia, bilateral pulmonary infiltrates, and the absence of left atrial hypertension. Acute respiratory distress syndrome is ...

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