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Hoarseness in Adults - American Family Physician

Dec 1, 2017 - Hoarseness is a common presentation in primary care practices. Combined with other voice-related changes, it falls under the umbrella diagnosis of dysphonia. Hoarseness has a number of causes, ranging from simple inflammatory processes to less common psychiatric disorders to more ...

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https://www.aafp.org/afp/2017/1201/p720.html

ASCO Updates Guideline on the Use of Pharmacologic Interventions to Reduce Breast ...

Mar 15, 2010 - The American Society of Clinical Oncology's (ASCO) updated guideline addresses: (1) the use of tamoxifen, raloxifene (Evista), aromatase inhibitors, and fenretinide (not available in the United States) versus no pharmacologic intervention to reduce the risk of breast cancer; (2) the ...

American Family Physician : Practice Guidelines

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2010/0315/p799.html

Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder: Diagnosis and Management - American Family Physician

Nov 15, 2015 - Obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD) is a chronic illness that can cause marked distress and disability. It is a complex disorder with a variety of manifestations and symptom dimensions, some of which are underrecognized. Early recognition and treatment with OCD-specific therapies may ...

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https://www.aafp.org/afp/2015/1115/p896.html

AAP Doubles Recommended Vitamin D Intake in Children - Practice Guidelines - American ...

Jul 15, 2009 - The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) has doubled the recommended intake of vitamin D to 400 IU per day for infants, children, and adolescents.

American Family Physician : Practice Guidelines

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2009/0715/p196.html

ACG Guidelines for Colorectal Cancer Screening - Practice Guidelines - American Family ...

Sep 15, 2009 - The American College of Gastroenterology (ACG) updated its recommendations on screening for colorectal cancer in 2008, and continues to support colonoscopy in average-risk patients every 10 years based on the evidence of effectiveness, cost-effectiveness, and patient acceptance.

American Family Physician : Practice Guidelines

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2009/0915/p647.html

ACOG Guidelines for Managing Hereditary Breast and Ovarian Cancer Syndrome - Practice ...

Dec 15, 2009 - The American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG) has produced guidelines for physicians caring for patients with BRCA1 and BRCA2 gene mutations. Hereditary breast and ovarian cancer syndrome is an inherited cancer-susceptibility syndrome.

American Family Physician : Practice Guidelines

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2009/1215/p1505.html

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. ...

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

ACG Releases Recommendations on the Management of Irritable Bowel Syndrome - Practice ...

Jun 15, 2009 - Irritable bowl syndrome (IBS) is a common disorder characterized by abdominal discomfort and altered bowel function. The American College of Gastroenterology (ACG) performed a series of systematic reviews, and developed evidence-based recommendations for the management of IBS.

American Family Physician : Practice Guidelines

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2009/0615/p1108.html

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 ...

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

Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus in Children - American Family Physician

Nov 1, 2018 - The prevalence of type 2 diabetes mellitus in children and adolescents has increased worldwide over the past three decades. This increase has coincided with the obesity epidemic, and minority groups are disproportionately affected. The American Diabetes Association recommends screening ...

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https://www.aafp.org/afp/2018/1101/p590.html

ACIP Releases 2010 Immunization Schedules - Practice Guidelines - American Family ...

Jan 15, 2010 - The Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP) of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has added the bivalent vaccine to the child and adolescent immunization schedules, providing recommendations for harmonization between the schedules for both vaccines.

American Family Physician : Practice Guidelines

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2010/0115/p232.html

ACOG Releases Guidelines on Managing Herpes in Pregnancy - Practice Guidelines - ...

Feb 1, 2008 - The American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG) has released a practice bulletin to outline the spectrum of maternal and neonatal genital herpes infection and to provide guidelines on managing the infection during pregnancy.

American Family Physician : Practice Guidelines

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2008/0201/p369.html

Peripheral Vascular Disease - American Family Physician

Mar 15, 2019 - ...and Interpretation [Practice Guidelines] Treatment 02/01/2017 Peripheral Vascular Disease: Treatment in Older Adults [FPIN's Help Desk Answers] 05/15/2012 ACCF/AHA Update Peripheral Artery Disease Management Guideline [Practice Guidelines] 09/15/2011 Effective...

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APA Releases Guidelines on Treating Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder - Practice Guidelines...

Jul 1, 2008 - In 2007, the American Psychiatric Association (APA) published treatment recommendations for obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD). Management of OCD can involve many therapeutic actions depending on the needs, capacities, and desires of the patient.

American Family Physician : Practice Guidelines

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2008/0701/p131.html

Guidelines for the Use of Opioid Therapy in Patients with Chronic Noncancer Pain - ...

Dec 1, 2009 - The American Pain Society and American Academy of Pain Medicine recently released a guideline for the use of opioids in patients with chronic noncancer pain. Chronic opioid therapy is controversial because of the potential for adverse effects and abuse.

American Family Physician : Practice Guidelines

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2009/1201/p1315.html

Guidelines for the Diagnosis and Treatment of Tick-borne Rickettsial Diseases - ...

Jul 1, 2007 - The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has released guidelines for the diagnosis and treatment of tick-borne rickettsial diseases. Rocky Mountain spotted fever (RMSF), human monocytic ehrlichiosis (HME), human granulocytic anaplasmosis (HGA), and Ehrlichia ewingii ...

American Family Physician : Practice Guidelines

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2007/0701/p137.html

Cough: Diagnosis and Management - Practice Guidelines - American Family Physician

Feb 15, 2007 - On a typical day, a family physician will see at least one patient presenting with cough. Information on the diagnosis and management of coughs is available from the American College of Chest Physicians (ACCP).

American Family Physician : Practice Guidelines

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2007/0215/p567.html

Thrombocytopenia - American Family Physician

Mar 15, 2012 - Thrombocytopenia is defined as a platelet count of less than 150 × 103 per µL. It is often discovered incidentally when obtaining a complete blood count during an office visit. The etiology usually is not obvious, and additional investigation is required. Patients with platelet counts ...

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https://www.aafp.org/afp/2012/0315/p612.html

Joint Guideline on Intensive Glycemic Control and the Prevention of Cardiovascular ...

Nov 15, 2009 - Recommendations from the American Diabetes Association (ADA), American College of Cardiology Foundation (ACC), and American Heart Association (AHA) for glycemic control and prevention of cardiovascular events in patients with diabetes.

American Family Physician : Practice Guidelines

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2009/1115/p1167.html

Endorsement of Clinical Practice Guidelines

Read about how the AAFP develops Clinical Preventive Services Recommendations.

|AAFP Policies and Recommendations

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

AAFP Endorsement of Evidence-based Clinical Practice Guidelines Developed by External ...

Read about how the AAFP develops Clinical Preventive Services Recommendations.

|AAFP Policies and Recommendations

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

Practice Parameters for Managing Allergic Rhinitis - Practice Guidelines - American ...

Jul 1, 2009 - The American Academy of Allergy, Asthma & Immunology (AAAAI); the American College of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology (ACAAI); and the Joint Council of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology (JCAAI) have created The Diagnosis and Management of Rhinitis: An Updated Practice Parameter.

American Family Physician : Practice Guidelines

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2009/0701/p79.html

Right Care for Children: Top Five Do's and Don'ts - American Family Physician

Mar 15, 2019 - Underuse and overuse of medical interventions, failure to use interventions known to be effective, and provision of tests or interventions in which benefits do not exceed harms are types of low-value care. The Lown Institute’s Right Care Alliance Children’s Health Council identified ...

American Family Physician : Article

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2019/0315/p376.html

ACP Guidelines for the Diagnosis and Treatment of Low Back Pain - Practice Guidelines -...

Jun 1, 2008 - To address the issue of the evaluation and management of low back pain, the American College of Physicians (ACP) created a guideline consisting of seven key recommendations for diagnosing and treating low back pain in the primary care setting.

American Family Physician : Practice Guidelines

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2008/0601/p1607.html

Preoperative Testing Before Noncardiac Surgery: Guidelines and Recommendations - ...

Mar 15, 2013 - Preoperative testing (e.g., chest radiography, electrocardiography, laboratory testing, urinalysis) is often performed before surgical procedures. These investigations can be helpful to stratify risk, direct anesthetic choices, and guide postoperative management, but often are obtained ...

American Family Physician : Article

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2013/0315/p414.html

NIH Consensus Statement on Management of Hepatitis B - Practice Guidelines - American ...

Oct 15, 2009 - The National Institutes of Health (NIH) Consensus Development Panel has produced a report on the management of hepatitis B virus (HBV) created by independent panels of health professionals and public representatives using a systematic literature review.

American Family Physician : Practice Guidelines

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2009/1015/p884.html

ACC/AHA Release Guidelines on Perioperative Cardiovascular Evaluation for Noncardiac ...

Jun 15, 2008 - The American College of Cardiology (ACC) and the American Heart Association (AHA) have created guidelines on perioperative cardiovascular evaluation and care for patients undergoing noncardiac surgery in order to provide an outline for considering cardiac risk in a variety of patients ...

American Family Physician : Practice Guidelines

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2008/0615/p1748.html

CDC Releases Guidelines on H1N1 Vaccination and Prevention of Seasonal Influenza - ...

Oct 1, 2009 - The Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has published specific recommendations for vaccination against the novel influenza A (H1N1) virus, in addition to its recommendations for seasonal influenza vaccination.

American Family Physician : Practice Guidelines

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2009/1001/p744.html

Updated ACG Guidelines for Diagnosis and Treatment of GERD - Practice Guidelines - ...

Jun 15, 2005 - The American College of Gastroenterology (ACG) has updated its guidelines for the diagnosis and treatment of gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) to reflect the continuing advances in this area.

American Family Physician : Practice Guidelines

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2005/0615/p2376.html

AAN and EFNS Guideline on Diagnosing and Treating Trigeminal Neuralgia - Practice ...

Jun 1, 2009 - Experts from the American Academy of Neurology (AAN) and the European Federation of Neurological Societies (EFNS) reviewed the literature on the diagnosis and treatment of trigeminal neuralgia. Trigeminal neuralgia is defined as sudden, usually unilateral, severe, brief, stabbing, ...

American Family Physician : Practice Guidelines

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2009/0601/p1001.html

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

ACP Guideline on Second-Generation Antidepressants for Depression Treatment - Practice ...

Aug 1, 2009 - The American College of Physicians (ACP) released a clinical guideline that gave recommendations for using second-generation antidepressants in the treatment of depressive disorders and accompanying symptoms in adults. Depressive disorders addressed in the guideline include major ...

American Family Physician : Practice Guidelines

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2009/0801/p291.html

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

Family History: The Three-Generation Pedigree - American Family Physician

Aug 1, 2005 - The collection of a family history ranges from simply asking patients if family members have the same presenting illness to diagramming complex medical and psychosocial relationships as part of a family genogram. The three-generation pedigree provides a pictorial representation of ...

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https://www.aafp.org/afp/2005/0801/p441.html

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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https://www.aafp.org/afp/2012/0215/p352.html

AAP Clinical Report on Lipid Screening in Children - Practice Guidelines - American ...

Apr 15, 2009 - The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) released a clinical report in July 2008 that recommends lipid screening in children and adolescents with a fasting lipid profile, and focuses on improving childhood and adolescent lipid and lipoprotein concentrations to lower the lifetime risk of...

American Family Physician : Practice Guidelines

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2009/0415/p703.html

Management of Bacterial Meningitis: New Guidelines from the IDSA - Practice Guidelines ...

May 15, 2005 - Bacterial meningitis is a neurologic emergency; progression to more severe disease reduces the patient’s likelihood of a full recovery. The Infectious Diseases Society of America (IDSA) has issued new guidelines for the diagnosis and treatment of bacterial meningitis.

American Family Physician : Practice Guidelines

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2005/0515/p2003.html

ACP Releases Guideline on Treatment of Low Bone Mineral Density or Osteoporosis to ...

May 1, 2009 - The American College of Physicians (ACP) recently released guidelines on treatment of low bone mineral density (BMD) or osteoporosis to prevent fractures describes the available evidence on pharmacologic treatment in men and women.

American Family Physician : Practice Guidelines

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2009/0501/p808.html

Osteoarthritis: Diagnosis and Treatment - American Family Physician

Jan 1, 2012 - Osteoarthritis is a common degenerative disorder of the articular cartilage associated with hypertrophic bone changes. Risk factors include genetics, female sex, past trauma, advancing age, and obesity. The diagnosis is based on a history of joint pain worsened by movement, which can ...

American Family Physician : Article

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2012/0101/p49.html

AAP Responds to AHA Guidelines on Cardiovascular Monitoring Before Starting Stimulants ...

May 15, 2009 - A recent guideline from the American Heart Association (AHA) recommended routine electrocardiography (ECG) in children before they begin pharmacotherapy for attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD). That recommendation contradicts evidence-based recommendations from the American ...

American Family Physician : Practice Guidelines

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2009/0515/p910.html

Blood Pressure Goal of 140 to 150 mm Hg Is Best for Patients with Diabetes - POEMs - ...

Jul 1, 2016 - Although most recent practice guidelines have relaxed the blood pressure goals for patients with diabetes, there are still a few holdouts that suggest aggressive treatment. This analysis shows that the ideal range for hypertension control in patients with diabetes is between 140 and 150...

American Family Physician : POEMs

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2016/0701/p59a.html

ACP Guidelines on Screening for Osteoporosis in Men - Practice Guidelines - American ...

Oct 1, 2008 - Guidelines on screening for osteoporosis in men are available from the American College of Physicians (ACP). Although osteoporosis is commonly thought of as a disease that affects women, osteoporotic fractures also result in considerable morbidity and mortality in men.

American Family Physician : Practice Guidelines

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2008/1001/p882.html

ACOG Releases Guidelines for Management of Abnormal Cervical Cytology and Histology - ...

Feb 15, 2006 - The American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG) has released evidence-based guidelines for management of abnormal cervical cytology and histology. Cervical cytology screening has been associated with a dramatic reduction in cervical cancer incidence and mortality.

American Family Physician : Practice Guidelines

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2006/0215/p719.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

AAP Releases Guidelines on Management of Autism Spectrum Disorders - Practice ...

Dec 15, 2008 - Autism spectrum disorders (ASDs) are generally not curable, and long-term management is required. The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) has released guidelines on management of ASDs.

American Family Physician : Practice Guidelines

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2008/1215/p1399.html

AASLD Updates Chronic Hepatitis B Recommendations - Practice Guidelines - American ...

Feb 15, 2009 - Updated recommendations from the American Association for the Study of Liver Diseases (AASLD) include the preferred diagnostic, therapeutic, and preventive approaches to chronic hepatitis B virus (HBV) infection.

American Family Physician : Practice Guidelines

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2009/0215/p338.html

ACOG Guidelines on Antepartum Fetal Surveillance - Practice Guidelines - American ...

Sep 1, 2000 - The American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG) has developed guidelines on antepartum fetal surveillance. The goal of antepartum fetal surveillance is to prevent fetal death.

American Family Physician : Practice Guidelines

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2000/0901/p1184.html

Top 20 Research Studies of 2017 for Primary Care Physicians - American Family Physician

May 1, 2018 - Based on systematic surveillance of more than 110 medical journals, 247 studies met criteria as POEMs (patient-oriented evidence that matters) in 2017. Members of the Canadian Medical Association identified 20 of these POEMs as most relevant to practice. This article reviews the ...

American Family Physician : Article

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2018/0501/p581.html

General Parenting Strategies: Practical Suggestions for Common Child Behavior Issues - ...

May 15, 2018 - Parents often seek guidance from physicians on child behavior problems. Questions may range from general parenting strategies to managing specific child behaviors. Physicians and their staff can identify problematic parent-child interactions or behaviors within the office setting and ...

American Family Physician : Article

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2018/0515/p642.html

ACIP Releases Guideline on Prevention of Herpes Zoster - Practice Guidelines - American...

Apr 1, 2009 - The Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP) of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has released guidelines on the prevention of herpes zoster (i.e., shingles).

American Family Physician : Practice Guidelines

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2009/0401/p608.html

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