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Acute Respiratory Distress Syndrome: Diagnosis and Management

...and ventilation while the underlying injury is treated. Any ventilator mode may be used, according to the Surviv­ ing Sepsis Clinical Practice Guideline and the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute’s ARDS Network (ARDSNet).20,21 Respiratory rate, expiratory time, positive...

American Family Physician

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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 ...

American Family Physician : Article

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

Acute Treatment of Hyperkalemia - Cochrane for Clinicians - American Family Physician

Nov 1, 2005 - According to disease-oriented evidence, insulin and intravenous glucose, inhaled albuterol (Ventolin), and dialysis are the best treatment options; the first two may be given in combination. Bicarbonate or resins are not recommended for routine use, particularly without one of the more ...

American Family Physician : Cochrane for Clinicians

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2005/1101/p1703.html

Acute Venous Thromboembolism: Diagnostic Guidelines - Editorials - American Family ...

Nov 15, 2000 - ...In September 1999, the ATS Consensus Statement and Clinical Practice Guidelines were published.3 Although the guidelines were developed by the ATS, the majority of patients with suspected DVT and PE do not initially present to pulmonologists but instead visit other subspecialists,...

American Family Physician : Editorials

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2000/1115/p2226.html

ADA Releases Revisions to Recommendations for Standards of Medical Care in Diabetes

...A collection of Practice Guidelines published in AFP is available at http://www.aafp.org/afp/practguide. Caring for patients with diabetes mellitus requires addressing many issues beyond glycemic control. To help physicians provide optimal care for these patients, the American...

American Family Physician

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2012/0301/afp20120301p514.pdf

ADA Releases Revisions to Recommendations for Standards of Medical Care in Diabetes - ...

Mar 1, 2012 - Caring for patients with diabetes mellitus requires addressing many issues beyond glycemic control. To help physicians provide optimal care for these patients, the American Diabetes Association (ADA) releases annual revisions to its clinical practice recommendations for standards of ...

American Family Physician : Practice Guidelines

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2012/0301/p514.html

ADA Releases Standards of Medical Care for Patients with Diabetes - Practice Guidelines...

Sep 1, 2006 - The American Diabetes Association (ADA) has published a position statement containing evidence-based recommendations for diabetes care, treatment goals, and tools to evaluate the quality of care.

American Family Physician : Practice Guidelines

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2006/0901/p871.html

ADA Releases Updated Recommendations on Standards of Medical Care in Diabetes

...Practice Guidelines Guideline source: American Diabetes Association Literature search described? No Evidence rating system used? Yes Published source: Diabetes Care, January 2010 Available at: http://care.diabetesjournals.org/content/33/Supplement_1 ▲ Downloaded...

American Family Physician

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2010/0715/afp20100715p206.pdf

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.

American Family Physician : Practice Guidelines

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

ADA Series and Patient Information Collections - Inside AFP - American Family Physician

Aug 1, 1999 - ...foot, nutrition and exercise, tight glucose control in type 2 diabetes (formerly known as non–insulin-dependent diabetes), medical practice guidelines, and coronary artery disease in diabetic patients. The four patient information handouts that appear in the back of this issue...

American Family Physician : Inside AFP

https://www.aafp.org/afp/1999/0801/p368.html

ADA Updates Standards of Medical Care for Patients with Diabetes Mellitus - Practice ...

Jan 1, 2017 - The American Diabetes Association (ADA) recently updated its standards of care to provide the components of diabetes care, general treatment goals, and tools to evaluate the quality of care. Key changes in the 2016 update include new screening recommendations, clarification of ...

American Family Physician : Practice Guidelines

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2017/0101/p40.html

ADA Updates Standards of Medical Care in Diabetes Mellitus

January 1, 2017: Practice Guidelines

American Family Physician

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2017/0101/afp20170101p40.pdf

Addiction: Part II. Identification and Management of the Drug-Seeking Patient - ...

Apr 15, 2000 - The medications most often implicated in prescription drug abuse are opioid analgesics, sedative-hypnotics and stimulants. Patients with acute or chronic pain, anxiety disorders and attention-deficit disorder are at increased risk of addiction comorbidity. It is important to ask ...

American Family Physician : Article

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2000/0415/p2401.html

Adding ACE Inhibitors or ARBs to Standard Therapy for Stable Ischemic Heart Disease

...with chronic stable angina-summary article: a report of the American College of Cardiology/American Heart Association Task Force on practice guidelines (Commit- tee on the Management of Patients with Chronic Stable Angina). J Am Coll Cardiol. 2003;41(1):159-168. 2. Coleman CI,...

American Family Physician

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2012/0701/afp20120701p21.pdf

ADHD in Children and Adolescents

Access the AAFP-endorsed clinical practice guideline on the diagnosis, evaluation, and treatment of attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder in children and adolescents.

|AAFP Policies and Recommendations

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

Adolescent and Young Adult Health

Adolescent and Young Adult Health

https://www.aafp.org/family-physician/patient-care/prevention-wellness/emotional-wellbeing/adolescent-and-young-adult-health.html

Adolescent Guidelines: Should We Use Them? - Editorials - American Family Physician

May 1, 1998 - ...physicians need to make decisions about how much of our time and other resources we want to invest in following GAPS or any other practice guideline based on the needs of our patients. Where did GAPS come from and what quality of evidence supports the recommendations? The American...

American Family Physician : Editorials

https://www.aafp.org/afp/1998/0501/p2060.html

Adolescent Health

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

|AAFP Policies and Recommendations

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

Adolescent Substance Use and Abuse: Recognition and Management - American Family Physician

Feb 1, 2008 - Substance abuse in adolescents is undertreated in the United States. Family physicians are well positioned to recognize substance use in their patients and to take steps to address the issue before use escalates. Comorbid mental disorders among adolescents with substance abuse include ...

American Family Physician : Article

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2008/0201/p331.html

Adult Sinusitis - Clinical Practice Guideline

Access the AAFP clinical practice guideline on adult sinusitis.

|AAFP Policies and Recommendations

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

Advance Provision for Emergency Oral Contraception - Cochrane for Clinicians - American...

Sep 1, 2007 - Providing oral emergency contraceptives in advance to fertile women for use after unprotected sexual intercourse (i.e., advance provision) does not affect pregnancy rates, condom use, sexually transmitted infection rates, or type of contraception used. Advance provision more than ...

American Family Physician : Cochrane for Clinicians

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2007/0901/p654.html

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AFP

American Family Physician is the AAFP's editorially independent, peer-reviewed and evidence-based clinical journal.

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AFP Content Reflect Readers' Interests - Inside AFP - American Family Physician

Jun 15, 2007 - ...departments also cover a range of topics: a vaccine to prevent shingles (STEPS, page 1843), reducing cardiovascular risk in children (Practice Guidelines, page 1873), and predicting postoperative pulmonary complications (Point-of-Care Guides, page 1837). And don't forget to test...

American Family Physician : Inside AFP

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2007/0615/p1751.html

AFP Continues to Evolve - Inside AFP - American Family Physician

Dec 1, 2006 - ...Practice Guidelines Improvements Beginning in this issue, the AFP Practice Guidelines department has been improved to provide you with information in a more easily read format (see page 1967). A shaded box on the first page of each practice guideline provides background information....

American Family Physician : Inside AFP

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2006/1201/p1817.html

AFP Counts - Inside AFP - American Family Physician

Sep 15, 2004 - ...Practice Guidelines and 53 pages of Clinical Briefs. •AFP published 56 pages of Letters to the Editor and 69 pages of editorials last year. • The grand total of editorial pages published in AFP last year was 2,610. • Some of our readers most often read departments are Practice...

American Family Physician : Inside AFP

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2004/0915/p1007.html

AFP Departments Provide Range of Clinical Information - Inside AFP - American Family ...

Aug 1, 2006 - ...Practice Guidelines summarize important clinical reports from major medical organizations, such as clinical policy statements, clinical practice guidelines, joint conference statements, and committee opinions. Quantum Sufficit contains brief items designed to give readers bits of...

American Family Physician : Inside AFP

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2006/0801/p356.html

AFP Documents with Keyword: Abdominal Pain - American Family Physician

...Updated Management Guidelines [Practice Guidelines] Options for managing Crohn’s disease continue to increase, as does the prevalence of the disease. The American College of Gastroenterology (ACG) has released an updated clinical practice guideline outlining features of the...

American Family Physician

https://www.aafp.org/afp/viewRelatedDocumentsByKeyword.htm?keywordId=2223

AFP Documents with Keyword: Abdominal Pain - American Family Physician

...Updated Management Guidelines [Practice Guidelines] Options for managing Crohn’s disease continue to increase, as does the prevalence of the disease. The American College of Gastroenterology (ACG) has released an updated clinical practice guideline outlining features of the...

American Family Physician

https://www.aafp.org/afp/viewRelatedDocumentsByKeyword.htm?keywordId=2223&page=0

AFP Documents with Keyword: Acne - American Family Physician

...Jun 1, 2017 Issue Acne Vulgaris: Treatment Guidelines from the AAD [Practice Guidelines] Acne vulgaris, which occurs in 50 million persons living in the United States, is associated with physical and psychological morbidity (e.g., scarring, poor self-image, depression) and...

American Family Physician

https://www.aafp.org/afp/viewRelatedDocumentsByKeyword.htm?keywordId=2224

AFP Documents with Keyword: Acne - American Family Physician

...Jun 1, 2017 Issue Acne Vulgaris: Treatment Guidelines from the AAD [Practice Guidelines] Acne vulgaris, which occurs in 50 million persons living in the United States, is associated with physical and psychological morbidity (e.g., scarring, poor self-image, depression) and...

American Family Physician

https://www.aafp.org/afp/viewRelatedDocumentsByKeyword.htm?keywordId=2224&page=0

AFP Documents with Keyword: Adolescent Care - American Family Physician

...Jun 15, 2007 Issue Cardiovascular Risk Reduction in Children [Practice Guidelines] A growing body of literature points to the significance of premature cardiovascular disease in certain childhood diagnoses and emphasizes the importance of risk reduction by disease stratification....

American Family Physician

https://www.aafp.org/afp/viewRelatedDocumentsByKeyword.htm?keywordId=2225&page=3

AFP Documents with Keyword: Adolescent Care - American Family Physician

...Jun 1, 2020 Issue Preparticipation Physical Evaluation: AAFP and Others Update Recommendations [Practice Guidelines] The American Academy of Family Physicians (AAFP)and others have published the 5th edition of the preparticipation physical evaluation monograph. Revisions include...

American Family Physician

https://www.aafp.org/afp/viewRelatedDocumentsByKeyword.htm?keywordId=2225

AFP Documents with Keyword: Adolescent Care - American Family Physician

...Jun 1, 2020 Issue Preparticipation Physical Evaluation: AAFP and Others Update Recommendations [Practice Guidelines] The American Academy of Family Physicians (AAFP)and others have published the 5th edition of the preparticipation physical evaluation monograph. Revisions include...

American Family Physician

https://www.aafp.org/afp/viewRelatedDocumentsByKeyword.htm?keywordId=2225&page=0

AFP Documents with Keyword: Adolescent Care - American Family Physician

...Feb 15, 2006 Issue CDC Report on Barriers to Children Walking to School [Practice Guidelines] The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has released a report on the barriers to children walking to and from school in the United States in 2004. The CDC believes that...

American Family Physician

https://www.aafp.org/afp/viewRelatedDocumentsByKeyword.htm?keywordId=2225&page=4

AFP Documents with Keyword: Adolescent Care - American Family Physician

...1, 2015 Issue AAP Releases Policy Statement on Screening for Nonviral Sexually Transmitted Infections in Adolescents and Young Adults [Practice Guidelines] This policy statement from the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) provides recommendations on routine screening for...

American Family Physician

https://www.aafp.org/afp/viewRelatedDocumentsByKeyword.htm?keywordId=2225&page=1

AFP Documents with Keyword: Adolescent Care - American Family Physician

...Apr 1, 2012 Issue AAP Releases Clinical Report on the Impact of Social Media on Children, Adolescents, and Families [Practice Guidelines] The number of children and adolescents using social media Web sites (e.g., Facebook) has significantly increased in the past five years....

American Family Physician

https://www.aafp.org/afp/viewRelatedDocumentsByKeyword.htm?keywordId=2225&page=2

AFP Documents with Keyword: Allergic Rhinitis - American Family Physician

...Jun 1, 2018 Issue Treatment of Seasonal Allergic Rhinitis: A Guideline from the AAAAI/ACAAI Joint Task Force on Practice Parameters [Practice Guidelines] To outline quality improvement opportunities for the treatment of seasonal allergic rhinitis, the Joint Task Force on Practice...

American Family Physician

https://www.aafp.org/afp/viewRelatedDocumentsByKeyword.htm?keywordId=2469

AFP Documents with Keyword: Allergy and Anaphylaxis - American Family Physician

...Jul 15, 2017 Issue Peanut Allergy Prevention: Guidelines from the NIAID [Practice Guidelines] The NIAID has provided addendum guidelines, which include recommendations based on new evidence for peanut allergy prevention. Sep 1, 2016 Issue Second-Generation H1-Antihistamines...

American Family Physician

https://www.aafp.org/afp/viewRelatedDocumentsByKeyword.htm?keywordId=2228&page=1

AFP Documents with Keyword: Allergy and Anaphylaxis - American Family Physician

...May 1, 2021 Issue Eosinophilic Esophagitis: Management Guidelines from the AGA and JTF [Practice Guidelines] The American Gastroenterological Association (AGA) and the Joint Task Force on Allergy-Immunology Practice Parameters (JTF) published guidelines for treatment of...

American Family Physician

https://www.aafp.org/afp/viewRelatedDocumentsByKeyword.htm?keywordId=2228

AFP Documents with Keyword: Allergy and Anaphylaxis - American Family Physician

...May 1, 2021 Issue Eosinophilic Esophagitis: Management Guidelines from the AGA and JTF [Practice Guidelines] The American Gastroenterological Association (AGA) and the Joint Task Force on Allergy-Immunology Practice Parameters (JTF) published guidelines for treatment of...

American Family Physician

https://www.aafp.org/afp/viewRelatedDocumentsByKeyword.htm?keywordId=2228&page=0

AFP Documents with Keyword: Allergy and Anaphylaxis - American Family Physician

...Jun 15, 2011 Issue NIAID Releases Guidelines on Diagnosis and Management of Food Allergy [Practice Guidelines] Food allergy can be difficult to diagnose. Because diagnosis and management options vary, the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID) helped...

American Family Physician

https://www.aafp.org/afp/viewRelatedDocumentsByKeyword.htm?keywordId=2228&page=2

AFP Documents with Keyword: Allergy and Anaphylaxis - American Family Physician

...Dec 1, 2002 Issue AHRQ Releases Review of Treatments for Allergic and Nonallergic Rhinitis [Practice Guidelines] Rhinitis, classified as allergic or nonallergic, is a disorder characterized by inflammation of the mucous membranes lining the nasal passages. An evidence report from...

American Family Physician

https://www.aafp.org/afp/viewRelatedDocumentsByKeyword.htm?keywordId=2228&page=3

AFP Documents with Keyword: Anemia - American Family Physician

...Mar 1, 2011 Issue AAP Reports on Diagnosis and Prevention of Iron Deficiency Anemia [Practice Guidelines] Iron is the most common single-nutrient deficiency among children in developing countries and is a common cause of anemia in industrialized nations. A report from the...

American Family Physician

https://www.aafp.org/afp/viewRelatedDocumentsByKeyword.htm?keywordId=2230&page=1

AFP Documents with Keyword: Anticoagulation - American Family Physician

...Aug 1, 2020 Issue VTE in Patients with Cancer: Guidelines from the American Society of Clinical Oncology [Practice Guidelines] The American Society of Clinical Oncology has updated recommendations for the prevention and treatment of venous thromboembolism (VTE) in patients with...

American Family Physician

https://www.aafp.org/afp/viewRelatedDocumentsByKeyword.htm?keywordId=2234

AFP Documents with Keyword: Anticoagulation - American Family Physician

...Aug 1, 2020 Issue VTE in Patients with Cancer: Guidelines from the American Society of Clinical Oncology [Practice Guidelines] The American Society of Clinical Oncology has updated recommendations for the prevention and treatment of venous thromboembolism (VTE) in patients with...

American Family Physician

https://www.aafp.org/afp/viewRelatedDocumentsByKeyword.htm?keywordId=2234&page=0

AFP Documents with Keyword: Appendicitis - American Family Physician

...Apr 15, 2010 Issue ACEP Releases Guidelines on Evaluation of Suspected Acute Appendicitis [Practice Guidelines] The American College of Emergency Physicians (ACEP) has developed evidence-based recommendations to help physicians judge which clinical findings are most useful for...

American Family Physician

https://www.aafp.org/afp/viewRelatedDocumentsByKeyword.htm?keywordId=2237

AFP Documents with Keyword: Arrhythmias - American Family Physician

...Apr 1, 2005 Issue Medication Guide for Amiodarone [Practice Guidelines] Feb 15, 2005 Issue Diagnostic Approach to Palpitations [Article] Palpitations-sensations of a rapid or irregular heartbeat-are most often caused by cardiac arrhythmias or anxiety. Most patients with...

American Family Physician

https://www.aafp.org/afp/viewRelatedDocumentsByKeyword.htm?keywordId=2238&page=1

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