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AAP Releases Policy Statement on Eye Examinations - Practice Guidelines - American ...

Oct 15, 2003 - The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) has released a policy statement on eye examinations in infants, children, and young adults. The report focuses on the importance of early detection and prompt treatment of ocular disorders in children to avoid permanent visual impairment.

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AAP Releases Policy Statement on Poison Treatment in the Home - Practice Guidelines - ...

Feb 1, 2004 - The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) has released a statement about poisoning in the home. According to the American Association of Poison Control Centers (AAPCC), approximately 1.2 million children younger than six years ingest a poisonous substance each year.

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AAP Report Discusses Success Factors for Pediatric Call Centers - Special Medical ...

Sep 15, 1999 - ...In response to an increase in the number of pediatric call centers in the United States, the Provisional Section on Pediatric Telephone Care and the Committee on Practice and Ambulatory Medicine of the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) have issued guidelines for the...

American Family Physician : Special Medical Reports

AAP Reports on the Use of Antipyretics for Fever in Children

...518 American Family Physician Volume 85, Number 5 ◆ March 1, 2012 It is estimated that one-third of all children’s visits to a health care professional can be attributed to fever. Fever in children often leads to unscheduled physician visits, tele- phone calls from...

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AAP Updates Its Recommendations on Circumcision - Special Medical Reports - American ...

May 15, 1999 - ...the new recommendations. The task force was headed by Carole Lannon, M.D., M.P.H., University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Medicine. In 1971 the AAP concluded that no absolute medical indication existed for routine circumcision. However, an updated 1989 AAP statement...

American Family Physician : Special Medical Reports

AAP, AAFP Release Guideline on Diagnosis and Management of Acute Otitis Media - ...

Jun 1, 2004 - Guidelines on the diagnosis and management of uncomplicated acute otitis media (AOM) in children between two months and 12 years of age are available from the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) and the American Academy of Family Physicians (AAFP).

American Family Physician : Practice Guidelines

AASM Updates Treatment Guidelines for Restless Legs Syndrome and Periodic Limb Movement...

...87, Number 4 ◆ February 15, 2013 Coverage of guidelines from other organizations does not imply endorsement by AFP or the AAFP. A collection of Practice Guidelines published in AFP is available at The American Academy of Sleep Medicine...

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Abbreviated AAFP Phone Directory

A short list of AAFP phone numbers.

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Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm

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Abdominal Pain, Acute - American Family Physician

Dec 1, 2020 - This collection features AFP content on acute abdominal pain and related issues, including acute pelvic pain, appendicitis, gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD), irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), and pancreatitis. This collection features AFP content on acute abdominal pain and related ...

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...FEBRUARY 1, 2003 / VOLUME 67, NUMBER 3 AMERICAN FAMILY PHYSICIAN 547 improved tolerability and safety if taken in overdose. SSRIs block the reuptake of sero- tonin (5-HT1A, 5-HT2C, and 5-HT3C) into the presynaptic nerve terminal, thereby enhanc- ing serotonin...

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Abnormal Electrocardiogram Findings During an Occupational Physical ExaminatioAbnormal ...

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Abnormal Uterine Bleeding - American Family Physician

Oct 1, 1999 - The most probable etiology of abnormal uterine bleeding relates to the patient's reproductive age, as does the likelihood of serious endometrial pathology. The specific diagnostic approach depends on whether the patient is premenopausal, perimenopausal or postmenopausal. In ...

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Abnormal Uterine Bleeding - American Family Physician

...School of Medicine, Springfield, Illinois Members of various fam- ily practice departments develop articles for Prob- lem-Oriented Diagnosis. This is one in a series from the Department of Family and Community Medicine at Southern Illinois Univer- sity School of Medicine,...

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Abnormal Uterine Bleeding Associated with Hormonal Contraception -- American Family ...

...MAY 15, 2002 / VOLUME 65, NUMBER 10 AMERICAN FAMILY PHYSICIAN 2073 in the United States each year are related to the misuse or discontinuation of OCPs.5 Mechanisms of Action COMBINATION ORAL CONTRACEPTIVE PILLS Most combination OCPs contain ethinyl estradiol...

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About the AAFP-PT Evaluation

Find out how to review the AAFP-PT evaluation report including necessary terms and criteria explanations.

Absolute vs. Relative Numbers in Evaluating Drug Therapy - Letters to the Editor - ...

May 15, 2001 - ...Absolute vs. Relative Numbers in Evaluating Drug Therapy Am Fam Physician. 2001 May 15;63(10):1913-1916. to the editor: Authors of articles in American Family Physician (AFP) often refer to the benefits of drug treatment only in relative terms. This practice has been shown to be...

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ACA's Vital Progress Again in Jeopardy

As the Supreme Court prepares to hear another challenge to the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, AAFP Senior Vice President of Advocacy, Practice Advancement and Policy Stephanie Quinn writes in the In the Trenches blog that the focus should be on building on aspects of the ...

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Academy Applauds Primary Care Patient Protection Act

The Primary Care Patient Protection Act would alleviate financial worries and improve health outcomes for family physicians' patients who have high-deductible health plans.

Academy Gives Senate Strong Prescription to Improve MACRA

In recent Senate testimony, the Academy recommended key fixes for the framework of the Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act, including reducing complexity.

Academy is Working to Define, Value Care Management

Academy is Working to Define, Value Care Management

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Academy Joins Call to Unburden HDHP Patients in Pandemic

In a recent letter, the AAFP lauded the Helping Families Access Pediatric Care Act as good for patients, especially those enrolled in high-deductible health plans.

Academy Lauds Bill That Would Relieve Some PPE Expenses

The AAFP has voiced approval of legislation that would allow small practices to write off some expenses for personal protective equipment.

Academy Lauds Bills Aimed at Curbing Teen Smoking, Vaping

The AAFP is voicing support for several recent bills addressing the U.S. epidemic of youth tobacco and nicotine use.

Academy Lauds Bills Recognizing Vital Need for IMGs

Recapturing 15,000 unused physician immigrant visas from prior fiscal years "would enable our U.S. physicians to have the support they need," the AAFP told lawmakers.

Academy Objects to Harmful 'Public Charge' Rule Change

In a Dec. 3 letter, the AAFP signaled its strong opposition to a proposed change to the so-called public charge rule, which it said would endanger public health.

Academy Objects to Proposed Rewiring of ACA Enrollment

The AAFP has objected to a proposed federal regulation that would allow states to opt out of the ACA’s individual market exchange.

Academy Offering Tools for Chronic Care Management

When it comes to chronic care management, payers are undervaluing the service by nearly $12 per patient per month. AAFP Senior Vice President for Advocacy, Practice Advancement and Policy Shawn Martin details the findings of the Academy's new brief on chronic care management and ...

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Academy Praises Bill Lowering Direct Primary Care Barrier

The Academy recently applauded legislation that would revise the federal tax code to allow health savings account funds to be applied to direct primary care fees.

Academy Seeks Medicare Relief For Primary Care

The AAFP has thrown its support behind a bill that would provide relief to all physicians affected by COVID-19 while opposing a separate piece of legislation that values proceduralists over primary care.

Academy Sends MACRA Concerns, QPP Advice to Congress

In a recent letter to Congress, the Academy expressed support for the overall goals of the Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act while outlining key strategies to improve its Quality Payment Program.

Academy Takes First Look at Proposed Rule for 2020 MPFS

As the AAFP begins formulating detailed comments to CMS on its proposed 2020 Medicare physician fee schedule, several key elements already stand out. An initial summary the Academy has developed highlights those points.

Academy Tools Keep You Up to Date on E/M Coding Changes

AAFP members can now pre-order evaluation and management coding reference cards to prepare for E/M coding and documentation guideline changes coming in 2021.

Academy Urges Congress to Extend Medicaid Payment Increase

Upping the Federal Medical Assistance Percentage for Medicaid is a vital response to COVID-19, the Academy and 18 other groups told congressional letters in a June 2 letter.

Academy, STFM Launch Shots by AAFP/STFM

The Academy and the Society of Teachers of Family Medicine are excited to announce that the new Shots by AAFP/STFM applet is now available in the AAFP mobile app and as a stand-alone app, as well.

Acamprosate (Campral) for Treatment of Alcoholism - STEPS - American Family Physician

Aug 15, 2006 - Acamprosate is a safe and well-tolerated treatment for patients with alcoholism and it appears to improve the likelihood that patients will remain abstinent. Most evidence suggests it is as effective as naltrexone but with fewer adverse reactions, and that it may be more effective when ...

American Family Physician : STEPS

ACC Statement on Preparticipation Cardiovascular Screening for Competitive Athletes - ...

Aug 1, 2005 - The American College of Cardiology (ACC) has released new eligibility guidelines for competitive athletes with cardiovascular abnormalities and clinical guidelines for preparticipation screening.

American Family Physician : Practice Guidelines

ACC, AHA and ACP-ASIM Develop Guidelines for Angina - Special Medical Reports - ...

Oct 1, 1999 - ...College of Cardiology (ACC), the American Heart Association (AHA) and the American College of Physicians–American Society of Internal Medicine (ACP–ASIM) have developed recommendations for the management of chronic stable angina. The new guidelines encourage physicians to take...

American Family Physician : Special Medical Reports

ACC/AHA Hypertension Guideline: What Is New? What Do We Do? - Editorials - American ...

Mar 15, 2018 - Choosing a threshold and target for treatment should be based on the science supporting CVD risk reduction, while considering the benefits and harms in individual patient circumstances and respecting patient choice.

American Family Physician : Editorials

ACC/AHA Release Guidelines on Management of Patients with STEMI: Hospital and Long-Term...

Nov 1, 2004 - Guidelines for the management of ST-elevation myo-cardial infarction (STEMI), focusing on prevention and management in the emergency department, are available from the American College of Cardiology (ACC)/American Heart Association (AHA) Task Force on Practice Guidelines.

American Family Physician : Practice Guidelines

Access to Primary Care is Not Enough: A Health Equity Road Map

...barriers to care in the social determinants of health (SDoH).5 The concept of access in healthcare is multidimensional. The Institute of Medicine defines access as having "the timely use of personal health services to achieve the best health outcomes".1 The classic model of access...

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ACCF and AHA Release Guideline on the Management of Heart Failure

August 1, 2014 Practice Guidelines

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ACCF/AHA Update Peripheral Artery Disease Management Guideline

...1000 American Family Physician Volume 85, Number 10 ◆ May 15, 2012 The American College of Cardiology Foun- dation (ACCF) and American Heart Asso- ciation (AHA) have updated their 2005 guideline on the management of peripheral artery disease (PAD) based on new data,...

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Accidental Childhood Poisonings - American Family Physician

Mar 1, 2009 - ...and medicines out of your child's reach. Many adult medicines can hurt or kill a child, even when taken in small amounts. Don't take your medicine in front of young children because they may want to copy you. Also, you should never call medicine candy. How should I store my...

American Family Physician : Patient Handout

Accountable Care Organizations

Learn about accountable care organizations and how they empower physicians to manage quality care for patients.

Accountable Care Organizations (ACOs)

The AAFP supports the ACO model, and promotes benchmarks, information systems, and payment regulations that protect both patients and family physicians.

Accounting for Complexity: Aligning Current Payment Models with the Breadth of Care by ...

December 1, 2014 Graham

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ACCP and AACVPR Release Evidence-Based Guidelines on Pulmonary Rehabilitation - ...

Jan 15, 2008 - The American College of Chest Physicians (ACCP) and the American Association of Cardiovascular and Pulmonary Rehabilitation (AACVPR) has released pulmonary rehabilitation guidelines that update the recommendations published in 1997 and examine new areas of research.

American Family Physician : Practice Guidelines

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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