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AFP Documents with Keyword: Family Medicine - American Family Physician

...Family Medicine Oct 1, 2013 Issue General Health Checks for Reducing Morbidity and Mortality [Cochrane for Clinicians] Although general health checks increase the number of new diagnoses, they do not decrease total, cardiovascular-related, or cancer-related morbidity or mortality....

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AFP Documents with Keyword: Fever - American Family Physician

...May 1, 2021 Issue Ibuprofen vs. Acetaminophen for Fever or Pain in Children Younger Than Two Years [Medicine by the Numbers] A meta-analysis found that ibuprofen is more effective than acetaminophen in reducing fever and pain in children younger than two years, although further...

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AFP Documents with Keyword: Fever - American Family Physician

...May 1, 2021 Issue Ibuprofen vs. Acetaminophen for Fever or Pain in Children Younger Than Two Years [Medicine by the Numbers] A meta-analysis found that ibuprofen is more effective than acetaminophen in reducing fever and pain in children younger than two years, although further...

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AFP Documents with Keyword: Fibromyalgia - American Family Physician

...May 1, 2018 Issue Pregabalin (Lyrica) for Acute Fibromyalgia Pain [Medicine by the Numbers] Pregabalin (Lyrica) provides good pain relief to some patients with acute fibromyalgia pain but does not work for most persons. Learn more. Sep 1, 2017 Issue Pregabalin for...

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AFP Documents with Keyword: Fibromyalgia - American Family Physician

...May 1, 2018 Issue Pregabalin (Lyrica) for Acute Fibromyalgia Pain [Medicine by the Numbers] Pregabalin (Lyrica) provides good pain relief to some patients with acute fibromyalgia pain but does not work for most persons. Learn more. Sep 1, 2017 Issue Pregabalin for...

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AFP Documents with Keyword: Gastroenteritis - American Family Physician

...Apr 1, 2015 Issue Ondansetron for Gastroenteritis in Children and Adolescents [Medicine by the Numbers] Studies show vomiting stopped in 1 in 5 patients and diarrhea was a consistent adverse effect. Find out more. Mar 1, 2015 Issue Practical Selection of Antiemetics in the...

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AFP Documents with Keyword: Gastroenteritis - American Family Physician

...Apr 1, 2015 Issue Ondansetron for Gastroenteritis in Children and Adolescents [Medicine by the Numbers] Studies show vomiting stopped in 1 in 5 patients and diarrhea was a consistent adverse effect. Find out more. Mar 1, 2015 Issue Practical Selection of Antiemetics in the...

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AFP Documents with Keyword: Genetics - American Family Physician

...Dec 15, 2017 Issue Is "Precision Medicine" Ready to Use in Primary Care Practice? No: It Is Barely Ready for Testing [Editorials: Controversies in Family Medicine] Precision medicine is ultimately only a tool, and just as it might be used to facilitate better outcomes, if adopted...

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AFP Documents with Keyword: Genetics - American Family Physician

...Apr 15, 2010 Issue Examining the Heart of Family Medicine: Family History [Editorials] Dec 15, 2009 Issue ACOG Guidelines for Managing Hereditary Breast and Ovarian Cancer Syndrome [Practice Guidelines] The American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG) has...

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AFP Documents with Keyword: Gynecologic - American Family Physician

...Jul 1, 2019 Issue Preventing Spontaneous Abortion with Progestin Therapy [Medicine by the Numbers] The use of progestin therapy in women with recurrent pregnancy loss appears to reduce the incidence of spontaneous abortion, preterm labor, and stillbirth, and increase the rate of live...

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AFP Documents with Keyword: H Pylori - American Family Physician

...Sep 01, 2021 Issue Comparison of Treatment Regimens for Helicobacter pylori Infection [Medicine by the Numbers] A network meta-analysis found that vonoprazan-based triple therapy and reverse hybrid therapy demonstrated the highest overall cure rates and SUCRA values; however,...

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AFP Documents with Keyword: H Pylori - American Family Physician

...Sep 01, 2021 Issue Comparison of Treatment Regimens for Helicobacter pylori Infection [Medicine by the Numbers] A network meta-analysis found that vonoprazan-based triple therapy and reverse hybrid therapy demonstrated the highest overall cure rates and SUCRA values; however,...

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AFP Documents with Keyword: Headache - American Family Physician

...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). May 15, 2017 Issue Topiramate and Amitriptyline Not Effective for Migraine in Children [POEMs]...

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AFP Documents with Keyword: Headache - American Family Physician

...May 1, 2016 Issue Ibuprofen for Treatment of Episodic Tension-Type Headaches [Medicine by the Numbers] Studies show that 1 in 14 patients were parin-free at two hours and none experienced adverse events. Find out more. Jul 1, 2014 Issue Topiramate for the Prophylaxis of Episodic...

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AFP Documents with Keyword: Headache - American Family Physician

...Good evidence supports the use of anticonvulsants as a class with overall reduction in number of headaches per month and overall increase in patients achieving 50 percent reduction of headache frequency. Of the medications within this heterogeneous group, valproic acid and...

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AFP Documents with Keyword: Heart Disease - American Family Physician

...Oct 1, 2018 Issue Hormone Therapy for Primary Prevention of Cardiovascular Disease in Postmenopausal Women [Medicine by the Numbers] No benefit was observed in postmenopausal women receiving hormone therapy for primary prevention of cardiovascular disease. Find out more. Sep...

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AFP Documents with Keyword: Heart Disease - American Family Physician

...with suspected stable CAD, adding CT coronary angiography had no short-term effect on patient symptoms or hospitalizations but increased the number of coronary angiograms. Additionally, more patients who had CT coronary angiography underwent preventive treatment and anti-anginal...

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AFP Documents with Keyword: Heart Failure - American Family Physician

...to improve cardiovascular or overall mortality in patients with symptomatic heart failure. The combination is associated with an increased number of adverse drug effects. May 15, 2019 Issue Simple Clinical Prediction Rule Determines Risk of Heart Failure with Preserved Ejection...

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AFP Documents with Keyword: Heart Failure - American Family Physician

...to improve cardiovascular or overall mortality in patients with symptomatic heart failure. The combination is associated with an increased number of adverse drug effects. May 15, 2019 Issue Simple Clinical Prediction Rule Determines Risk of Heart Failure with Preserved Ejection...

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AFP Documents with Keyword: Hepatitis - American Family Physician

...route. The incidence of infection in the United States decreased by more than 90% after an effective vaccine was introduced, but the number of cases has been increasing because of large community outbreaks in un... Apr 15, 2021 Issue Screening for Hepatitis B Virus Infection in...

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AFP Documents with Keyword: Hepatitis - American Family Physician

...route. The incidence of infection in the United States decreased by more than 90% after an effective vaccine was introduced, but the number of cases has been increasing because of large community outbreaks in un... Apr 15, 2021 Issue Screening for Hepatitis B Virus Infection in...

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AFP Documents with Keyword: Hepatitis - American Family Physician

...Jun 1, 2017 Issue Efficacy of Direct-Acting Antivirals Compared with Older Agents for Hepatitis C [Medicine by the Numbers] Although they help patients achieve sustained viralogic response, expensive direct-acting antivirals have yet to show that they can succeed in meeting...

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AFP Documents with Keyword: HIV/AIDS - American Family Physician

...Jul 1, 2017 Issue Tenofovir for Prevention of HIV Infection [Medicine by the Numbers] The benefits are greater than the harm in using tenofovir for HIV prevention, but cost-effectiveness and personal preferences are critical. Pages: 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 Next Advertisement...

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AFP Documents with Keyword: HIV/AIDS - American Family Physician

...Jul 1, 2017 Issue Tenofovir for Prevention of HIV Infection [Medicine by the Numbers] The benefits are greater than the harm in using tenofovir for HIV prevention, but cost-effectiveness and personal preferences are critical. Pages: 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 Next Advertisement...

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AFP Documents with Keyword: Hyperlipidemia - American Family Physician

...Aug 15, 2014 Issue 2013 ACC/AHA Cholesterol Guideline Greatly Increases Number Eligible for Statin Treatment [POEMs] The new guideline from the ACC/AHA increases the number of adults between 40 and 75 years of age who are eligible to take statins by 12.8 million. The largest...

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AFP Documents with Keyword: Hyperlipidemia - American Family Physician

...Nov 1, 2017 Issue Statins in Persons at Low Risk of Cardiovascular Disease [Medicine by the Numbers] Despite the small reductions in nonfatal heart attacks and strokes, statins were not associated with a reduction in serious illness overall. Oct 15, 2017 Issue Screening for...

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AFP Documents with Keyword: Hypertension - American Family Physician

...Feb 1, 2018 Issue Beta Blockers Compared with Other Drug Options for the Treatment of Hypertension [Medicine by the Numbers] Although beta blockers seem to have a positive impact on patient-oriented evidence that matters in patients with hypertension, they appear to be inferior...

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AFP Documents with Keyword: Immunizations - American Family Physician

...Apr 1, 2019 Issue HPV Vaccine for Prevention of High-Grade Precancerous Cervical Lesions [Medicine by the Numbers] Data suggest the benefits of HPV vaccination for reducing precancerous lesions outweigh the potential harms. Find out more. Apr 1, 2019 Issue Maternal...

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AFP Documents with Keyword: Infectious Disease, Fungal - American Family Physician

...Aug 1, 2018 Issue Terbinafine for Onychomycosis [Medicine by the Numbers] Preliminary evidence indicates that combining terbinafine with an azole appears to be superior to terbinafine alone. Further study is necessary to compare combined treatment with terbinafine plus an azole...

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AFP Documents with Keyword: Infectious Disease, Fungal - American Family Physician

...Aug 1, 2018 Issue Terbinafine for Onychomycosis [Medicine by the Numbers] Preliminary evidence indicates that combining terbinafine with an azole appears to be superior to terbinafine alone. Further study is necessary to compare combined treatment with terbinafine plus an azole...

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AFP Documents with Keyword: Infectious Disease, Viral - American Family Physician

...route. The incidence of infection in the United States decreased by more than 90% after an effective vaccine was introduced, but the number of cases has been increasing because of large community outbreaks in un... Apr 15, 2021 Issue Interpreting SARS-CoV-2 Diagnostic Tests:...

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AFP Documents with Keyword: Infectious Disease, Viral - American Family Physician

...route. The incidence of infection in the United States decreased by more than 90% after an effective vaccine was introduced, but the number of cases has been increasing because of large community outbreaks in un... Apr 15, 2021 Issue Interpreting SARS-CoV-2 Diagnostic Tests:...

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AFP Documents with Keyword: Irritable Bowel Syndrome - American Family Physician

...Nov 1, 2015 Issue Effectiveness of Selective Serotonin Reuptake Inhibitors for Irritable Bowel Syndrome [Medicine by the Numbers] Studies show that 1 in 4 had improved bloating and stool consistency, and less interference with daily life, while only 1 in 9 experiences medication...

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AFP Documents with Keyword: Irritable Bowel Syndrome - American Family Physician

...Nov 1, 2015 Issue Effectiveness of Selective Serotonin Reuptake Inhibitors for Irritable Bowel Syndrome [Medicine by the Numbers] Studies show that 1 in 4 had improved bloating and stool consistency, and less interference with daily life, while only 1 in 9 experiences medication...

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AFP Documents with Keyword: Labor, Delivery, Postpartum - American Family Physician

...Nov 1, 2018 Issue Effectiveness of Intrapartum Antibiotics for Meconium-Stained Amniotic Fluid [Medicine by the Numbers] This review concluded that there is insufficient evidence to recommend prophylactic intrapartum antibiotics in laboring women with meconium-stained amniotic...

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AFP Documents with Keyword: Labor, Delivery, Postpartum - American Family Physician

...Jun 1, 2021 Issue Oxytocin as First-line Uterotonic Therapy for Postpartum Hemorrhage [Medicine by the Numbers] Oxytocin decreases the chances of a blood transfusion and has fewer adverse effects compared with misoprostol. Apr 1, 2021 Issue Active vs. Expectant Management in...

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AFP Documents with Keyword: Labor, Delivery, Postpartum - American Family Physician

...Jun 1, 2021 Issue Oxytocin as First-line Uterotonic Therapy for Postpartum Hemorrhage [Medicine by the Numbers] Oxytocin decreases the chances of a blood transfusion and has fewer adverse effects compared with misoprostol. Apr 1, 2021 Issue Active vs. Expectant Management in...

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AFP Documents with Keyword: Labor, Delivery, Postpartum - American Family Physician

...Aug 1, 2020 Issue Fetal Fibronectin Testing in Threatened Preterm Labor [Medicine by the Numbers] Fetal fibronectin testing is a common clinical test, performed via cervicovaginal secretion swab after 22 weeks of pregnancy, and is used to identify women at increased risk for...

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AFP Documents with Keyword: Labor, Delivery, Postpartum - American Family Physician

...Mar 1, 2016 Issue Controlled Cord Traction During the Third Stage of Labor [Medicine by the Numbers] The overall risk-to-benefit ratio of controlled cord traction is unclear. Find out more. Feb 15, 2016 Issue Labor Induction at Term [FPIN's Help Desk Answers] Oral...

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AFP Documents with Keyword: Labor, Delivery, Postpartum - American Family Physician

...May 1, 2017 Issue Oral NSAIDs for Perineal Pain in the Early Postpartum Period [Medicine by the Numbers] Oral nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs were able to adequately relieve perineal pain for many postpartum women at four hours and longer. Apr 1, 2017 Issue Postpartum...

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AFP Documents with Keyword: Liver Disorders - American Family Physician

...Jan 1, 2020 Issue Branched-chain Amino Acids for Patients with Hepatic Encephalopathy [Medicine by the Numbers] Hepatic encephalopathy is a brain dysfunction that can be mild with minimal confusion, or overt and severe with coma. Learn more about branched-chain amino acids for...

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AFP Documents with Keyword: Liver Disorders - American Family Physician

...Jan 1, 2020 Issue Branched-chain Amino Acids for Patients with Hepatic Encephalopathy [Medicine by the Numbers] Hepatic encephalopathy is a brain dysfunction that can be mild with minimal confusion, or overt and severe with coma. Learn more about branched-chain amino acids for...

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AFP Documents with Keyword: Lung Cancer - American Family Physician

...Screening Is Complex but Worthwhile [Editorials: Controversies in Family Medicine] When offered to the appropriate population in the appropriate context, CT-based lung cancer screening will reduce the number of deaths caused by this difficult disease. Jul 15, 2014 Issue...

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AFP Documents with Keyword: Menopause - American Family Physician

...May 1, 2019 Issue Denosumab for Reducing Risk of Fractures in Postmenopausal Women [Medicine by the Numbers] Denosumab appears to be effective in reducing the risk of vertebral and nonvertebral fractures in postmenopausal women with osteoporosis. Treatment with denosumab does not...

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AFP Documents with Keyword: Menopause - American Family Physician

...May 1, 2019 Issue Denosumab for Reducing Risk of Fractures in Postmenopausal Women [Medicine by the Numbers] Denosumab appears to be effective in reducing the risk of vertebral and nonvertebral fractures in postmenopausal women with osteoporosis. Treatment with denosumab does not...

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AFP Documents with Keyword: Musculoskeletal Care - American Family Physician

...May 1, 2019 Issue Denosumab for Reducing Risk of Fractures in Postmenopausal Women [Medicine by the Numbers] Denosumab appears to be effective in reducing the risk of vertebral and nonvertebral fractures in postmenopausal women with osteoporosis. Treatment with denosumab does not...

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AFP Documents with Keyword: Musculoskeletal Care - American Family Physician

...May 15, 2018 Issue Hyperpronation Method for Reduction of Nursemaid's Elbow [Medicine by the Numbers] Although data are limited, the results have consistently shown a higher rate of success with first attempt reduction of nursemaids' elbow when the hyperpronation method was used....

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AFP Documents with Keyword: Musculoskeletal Care - American Family Physician

...Jul 1, 2016 Issue Topical NSAIDs for Acute Musculoskeletal Pain in Adults [Medicine by the Numbers] Studies show that patients had improved pain control with diclofenac gel, ketoprofen gel, and ibuprofen gel with no increase in local or systemic adverse events. See why. Jul...

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AFP Documents with Keyword: Neuropathy - American Family Physician

...Dec 1, 2017 Issue Topical Capsaicin for Treatment of Chronic Neuropathic Pain in Adults [Medicine by the Numbers] Based on low-quality evidence, high-concentration capsaicin patches reduce neuropathic pain from herpes and human immunodeficiency virus infection by 30% to 50%...

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AFP Documents with Keyword: Neuropathy - American Family Physician

...Dec 1, 2017 Issue Topical Capsaicin for Treatment of Chronic Neuropathic Pain in Adults [Medicine by the Numbers] Based on low-quality evidence, high-concentration capsaicin patches reduce neuropathic pain from herpes and human immunodeficiency virus infection by 30% to 50%...

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