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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 ...

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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

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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

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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 ...

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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 - 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 ...

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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...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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

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 ...

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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

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2020/0215/p206.html

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...

American Family Physician

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2002/0715/afp20020715p249.pdf

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 ...

American Family Physician : Article

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2018/0215/p243.html

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...

American Family Physician

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2014/0501/afp20140501p742.pdf

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?

American Family Physician : Implementing AHRQ Effective Health Care Reviews

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2014/0501/p742.html

Acute Onset of Polyarthralgia and Skin Plaques

May 15, 2015 Photo Quiz

American Family Physician

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2015/0515/afp20150515p723.pdf

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...

American Family Physician

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2012/1201/afp20121201p1055.pdf

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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https://www.aafp.org/afp/2012/1201/p1055.html

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?

American Family Physician : Clinical Evidence Handbook

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2002/0201/p467.html

Acute Pancreatitis

Date xx, xxxx Scientific

American Family Physician

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2014/1101/afp20141101p632.pdf

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 ...

American Family Physician : Article

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2014/1101/p632.html

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 ...

American Family Physician : Article

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2007/0515/p1513.html

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 ...

American Family Physician : Article

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2007/1115/p1509.html

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 ...

American Family Physician : Article

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2014/0401/p553.html

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 ...

American Family Physician : Article

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2003/0115/p315.html

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...

American Family Physician

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2002/0501/afp20020501p1823.pdf

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...

American Family Physician

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2003/0115/afp20030115p315.pdf

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...

American Family Physician

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2012/0215/afp20120215p352.pdf

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, ...

American Family Physician : Article

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2020/0615/p730.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 ...

American Family Physician : Article

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

Acute Rhinosinusitis - Letters to the Editor - American Family Physician

Feb 15, 2002 - ...Department of Family Medicine Eden and Albert Sabin Way Cincinnati, OH 45267–0582 in reply: Rather than ignoring multi-analyses of the diagnosis and treatment of rhinosinusitis, most of my article, such as the treatment flow diagram, was directly based on the most comprehensive...

American Family Physician : Letter

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2002/0215/p558.html

Acute Rhinosinusitis in Adults

...May 1, 2011 ◆ Volume 83, Number 9 www.aafp.org/afp American Family Physician 1057 Rhinosinusitis is one of the most common conditions for which patients seek medical care. Subtypes of rhinosinusitis include acute, subacute, recurrent acute, and chronic. Acute rhinosinusitis is...

American Family Physician

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2011/0501/afp20110501p1057.pdf

Acute Rhinosinusitis in Adults - American Family Physician

May 1, 2011 - Rhinosinusitis is one of the most common conditions for which patients seek medical care. Subtypes of rhinosinusitis include acute, subacute, recurrent acute, and chronic. Acute rhinosinusitis is further specified as bacterial or viral. Most cases of acute rhinosinusitis are caused by ...

American Family Physician : Article

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2011/0501/p1057.html

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