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ACIP Releases 2011 Immunization Schedules - Practice Guidelines - American Family ...

Feb 1, 2011 - Each year the Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP) of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention updates the recommended immunization schedules for children, adolescents, and adults. These schedules describe the immunizations recommended for routine administration in ...

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https://www.aafp.org/afp/2011/0201/p318.html

ACS Recommendations on Prostate Cancer Screening - Practice Guidelines - American ...

Dec 1, 2010 - Although there have been substantive advances in the understanding of prostate cancer screening since the previous American Cancer Society (ACS) guideline update in 2001, there are still uncertainties about the overall value of early detection. Evidence that periodic prostate-specific ...

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https://www.aafp.org/afp/2010/1201/p1404.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 ...

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

Pharyngitis (Sore Throat) - American Family Physician

Jul 29, 2019 - ...Pharyngitis [Practice Guidelines] Screening and Diagnosis 06/15/2014 Diagnosis of Streptococcal Pharyngitis [Point-of-Care Guides] Treatment 06/15/2018 Corticosteroids for Sore Throat: BMJ Rapid Recommendation [Practice Guidelines] 05/15/2015 Acute...

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AAN Recommendations on Symptomatic Treatment for Muscle Cramps - Practice Guidelines - ...

Sep 1, 2010 - Muscle cramps occur when the motor system is stressed by neuromuscular disease, a medical condition, or a physiologic process, such as dehydration or excessive exercise. Cramps are also common during the last trimester of pregnancy. The American Academy of Neurology (AAN) recommends ...

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https://www.aafp.org/afp/2010/0901/p540.html

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

IDSA Releases Guidelines on Management of Cryptococcal Disease - Practice Guidelines - ...

Sep 15, 2010 - The Infectious Diseases Society of America (IDSA) recently updated its guidelines on the management of cryptococcal disease. The new guidelines include a discussion of the management of cryptococcal meningoencephalitis in three risk groups: patients who are HIV-positive, organ ...

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https://www.aafp.org/afp/2010/0915/p711.html

Diagnosis and Treatment of Gastroesophageal Reflux in Infants and Children - American ...

Oct 15, 2015 - Gastroesophageal reflux is defined as the passage of stomach contents into the esophagus with or without accompanied regurgitation (spitting up) and vomiting. It is a normal physiologic process that occurs throughout the day in infants and less often in children and adolescents. ...

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https://www.aafp.org/afp/2015/1015/p705.html

ACOG Recommendations on Emergency Contraception - Practice Guidelines - American Family...

Nov 15, 2010 - American College of Obstetricians Gynecologists (ACOG) recommendations on emergency contraception. Common indications include contraceptive failure (e.g., condom breakage, missed doses of oral contraceptives) and failure to use any form of contraception.

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https://www.aafp.org/afp/2010/1115/p1278.html

AAP Updates Policy Statement on Athletic Participation by Children and Adolescents with...

Nov 15, 2010 - The most common cardiovascular condition in competitive athletes is hypertension. The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) updated its policy statement using new recommendations made in the 2005 36th Bethesda Conference guidelines; the 2004 Fourth Report on the Diagnosis, Evaluation, ...

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https://www.aafp.org/afp/2010/1115/p1285.html

AAN Updates Guidelines on Evaluating Driving Risk in Patients with Dementia - Practice ...

Nov 1, 2010 - Quality Standards Subcommittee of the American Academy of Neurology (AAN) updated guidelines for the evaluation and management of driving risk in persons with dementia. The new evidence-based guidelines offer characteristics that can help to identify persons that are at risk of unsafe ...

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https://www.aafp.org/afp/2010/1101/p1144.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.

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

ICSI Releases Guideline on Chronic Pain Assessment and Management - Practice Guidelines...

Aug 15, 2010 - The Institute for Clinical Systems Improvement (ICSI) released a guideline on the assessment and management of chronic pain in adults and physiologically mature adolescents 16 to 18 years of age.

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https://www.aafp.org/afp/2010/0815/p434.html

ACC and AHA Update on Chronic Heart Failure Guidelines - Practice Guidelines - American...

Mar 1, 2010 - In 2009, the American College of Cardiology (ACC) and the American Heart Association (AHA) published a focused update of the ACC/AHA 2005 Guideline Update for the Diagnosis and Management of Chronic Heart Failure in the Adult.

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https://www.aafp.org/afp/2010/0301/p654.html

AAP Recommendations on Vaccination Against Streptococcus Pneumoniae Infection - ...

Oct 15, 2010 - American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) releases recommendations on Streptococcus pneumoniae vaccination. In February 2010, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration licensed a 13-valent pneumococcal conjugate vaccine (PCV13; Prevnar 13) for use in children two through 71 months of age. PCV13 ...

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https://www.aafp.org/afp/2010/1015/p996.html

CDC Updates Guidelines for Influenza Vaccination for 2010-2011 Season - Practice ...

Oct 1, 2010 - The Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP) of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has released updated recommendations on influenza control for the 2010–2011 season. Seasonal influenza vaccines in 2010–2011 will contain A/California/7/2009 (H1N1)-like, ...

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https://www.aafp.org/afp/2010/1001/p838.html

AAP Updates Guidelines on Immunoprophylaxis for RSV Infection - Practice Guidelines - ...

Sep 1, 2010 - Although RSV bronchiolitis usually manifests as acute upper respiratory tract infection, more serious disease involving the lower respiratory tract can develop. Preterm infants and those with congenital heart disease (CHD) or chronic lung disease of prematurity (also called ...

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https://www.aafp.org/afp/2010/0901/p542.html

Genetics - American Family Physician

Apr 15, 2020 - This collection features AFP content on genetics and related issues, including family medical history, genetic testing, and specific syndromes (fetal alcohol spectrum disorders, fragile X syndrome, Down Syndrome, Klinefelter syndrome, Prader-Willi syndrome, Turner syndrome). This ...

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ADA Releases Updated Recommendations on Standards of Medical Care in Diabetes - ...

Jul 15, 2010 - The 2010 American Diabetes Association's (ADA) Standards of Medical Care in Diabetes includes revisions based on new evidence. Several sections have undergone major changes.

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https://www.aafp.org/afp/2010/0715/p206.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).

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

AAP Updates Guidelines on Rotavirus Vaccination - Practice Guidelines - American Family...

Feb 15, 2010 - A live, oral human-bovine reassortant rotavirus vaccine (RV5; Rotateq) was approved in 2006, followed by a live, oral human attenuated rotavirus vaccine (RV1; Rotarix) in 2008. Since the licensure of RV1, the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) has updated its guidelines on the routine...

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https://www.aafp.org/afp/2010/0215/p552.html

Interventional Radiology: Indications and Best Practices - American Family Physician

May 1, 2019 - Interventional radiology employs image-guided techniques to perform minimally invasive procedures for diagnosis and treatment. Interventional radiology is often used to place central venous catheters and subcutaneous ports, with some evidence of benefit over surgical placement. Arterial...

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https://www.aafp.org/afp/2019/0501/p547.html

ACOG Updates Guidelines on Cervical Cytology Screening - Practice Guidelines - American...

Jun 1, 2010 - One approach to further reduce the incidence of cervical cancer is to increase screening rates among women who have never been screened or who are screened infrequently. The American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG) recently updated its recommendations on screening for ...

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https://www.aafp.org/afp/2010/0601/p1380.html

International Consensus Group Issues Recommendations for Management of Upper GI ...

Jun 15, 2010 - In response to new data that may lead to improved patient outcomes, the International Consensus Upper Gastrointestinal Bleeding Conference Group—a multidisciplinary group of 34 experts from 15 countries—developed international guidelines for managing nonvariceal upper GI bleeding. The ...

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https://www.aafp.org/afp/2010/0615/p1495.html

Common Questions About Streptococcal Pharyngitis - American Family Physician

Jul 1, 2016 - Group A beta-hemolytic streptococcal (GABHS) infection causes 15% to 30% of sore throats in children and 5% to 15% in adults, and is more common in the late winter and early spring. The strongest independent predictors of GABHS pharyngitis are patient age of five to 15 years, absence of...

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https://www.aafp.org/afp/2016/0701/p24.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.

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

ACP Releases Guideline on Hormone Testing and Pharmacologic Treatment of Erectile ...

May 1, 2010 - As the general population ages and life expectancy increases, erectile dysfunction (ED) is anticipated to be a major health care burden. Therefore, the American College of Physicians (ACP) created a guideline on hormone testing and pharmacologic treatment of ED.

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https://www.aafp.org/afp/2010/0501/p1158.html

ACEP Releases Guidelines on Evaluation of Suspected Acute Appendicitis - Practice ...

Apr 15, 2010 - The American College of Emergency Physicians (ACEP) has developed evidence-based recommendations to help physicians judge which clinical findings are most useful for guiding decision making in patients with suspected acute appendicitis. The guidelines also address the use of contrast ...

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https://www.aafp.org/afp/2010/0415/p1043.html

Caregiver Care - American Family Physician

Jun 1, 2019 - Eighty percent of adults requiring long-term care currently live at home in the community, and unpaid family caregivers provide 90% of their care. Family caregivers serve as a critical extension of the U.S. health care system, and the demand for family caregivers is expected to increase...

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https://www.aafp.org/afp/2019/0601/p699.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.

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

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

Endorsement of Clinical Practice Guidelines

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

Read about how the AAFP develops Clinical Preventive Services Recommendations.

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

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.

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

Current Concepts in Adult Acute Rhinosinusitis - American Family Physician

Jul 15, 2016 - Acute rhinosinusitis is one of the most common conditions that physicians treat in ambulatory care. Most cases of acute rhinosinusitis are caused by viral upper respiratory infections. A meta-analysis based on individual patient data found that common clinical signs and symptoms were ...

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https://www.aafp.org/afp/2016/0715/p97.html

Delirium in Older Persons: Evaluation and Management - American Family Physician

Aug 1, 2014 - Delirium is defined as an acute, fluctuating syndrome of altered attention, awareness, and cognition. It is common in older persons in the hospital and long-term care facilities and may indicate a life-threatening condition. Assessment for and prevention of delirium should occur at ...

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https://www.aafp.org/afp/2014/0801/p150.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.

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

Diagnosis and Management of Adnexal Masses - American Family Physician

Apr 15, 2016 - Adnexal masses can have gynecologic or nongynecologic etiologies, ranging from normal luteal cysts to ovarian cancer to bowel abscesses. Women who report abdominal or pelvic pain, increased abdominal size or bloating, difficulty eating, or rapid satiety that occurs more than 12 times ...

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https://www.aafp.org/afp/2016/0415/p676.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.

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

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.

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

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

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

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.

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

ACOG Releases Guidelines on Management of Adnexal Masses - Practice Guidelines - ...

May 1, 2008 - The American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG) has created guidelines for the management of adnexal masses.

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https://www.aafp.org/afp/2008/0501/p1320.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.

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

ACOG Releases Guidelines on Hormonal Contraceptives in Women with Coexisting Medical ...

Apr 15, 2007 - Guidelines on the use of hormonal contraceptives in women with underlying medical conditions are available from the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG). In some women, drugs taken for certain chronic conditions may alter the effectiveness of hormonal contraceptives.

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https://www.aafp.org/afp/2007/0415/p1252.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

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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