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Subacute to Chronic Mild Traumatic Brain Injury - American Family Physician

Dec 1, 2012 - Although a universally accepted definition is lacking, mild traumatic brain injury and concussion are classified by transient loss of consciousness, amnesia, altered mental status, a Glasgow Coma Score of 13 to 15, and focal neurologic deficits following an acute closed head injury. ...

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https://www.aafp.org/afp/2012/1201/p1045.html

Evaluation of Epigastric Discomfort and Management of Dyspepsia and GERD - Practice ...

Sep 15, 2003 - The Institute for Clinical Systems Improvement (ICSI) recently published a guideline on the evaluation and management of dyspepsia and gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD).

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https://www.aafp.org/afp/2003/0915/p1215.html

Seasonal Affective Disorder - American Family Physician

Dec 1, 2012 - Seasonal affective disorder is a combination of biologic and mood disturbances with a seasonal pattern, typically occurring in the autumn and winter with remission in the spring or summer. In a given year, about 5 percent of the U.S. population experiences seasonal affective disorder, ...

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https://www.aafp.org/afp/2012/1201/p1037.html

ACIP Releases Recommendations for Use of Live, Attenuated Influenza Vaccine - Practice ...

Dec 1, 2003 - A report on the prevention and control of influenza and guidelines for using intranasally administered, trivalent, cold-adapted, live, attenuated influenza vaccine (LAIV) has been released by he Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP) of the Centers for Disease Control and ...

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https://www.aafp.org/afp/2003/1201/p2275.html

Herpes Zoster and Postherpetic Neuralgia: Prevention and Management - American Family ...

Jun 15, 2011 - Herpes zoster (shingles) is diagnosed clinically by recognition of the distinctive, painful vesicular rash appearing in a unilateral, dermatomal distribution. An estimated 1 million cases occur in the United States each year, and increasing age is the primary risk factor. Laboratory ...

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https://www.aafp.org/afp/2011/0615/p1432.html

ATS, CDC, and IDSA Update Recommendations on the Treatment of Tuberculosis - Practice ...

Nov 1, 2003 - Recommendations for the treatment of tuberculosis in settings where mycobacterial cultures, radiographic facilities, and drug susceptibility testing are available have been published by the American Thoracic Society (ATS), the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), and the ...

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https://www.aafp.org/afp/2003/1101/p1854.html

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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https://www.aafp.org/afp/2003/1015/p1664.html

AHA Releases Statement on Exercise and Heart Failure - Practice Guidelines - American ...

Sep 1, 2003 - Although discomfort during exercise is a principal reason that patients with heart failure seek medical care, exercise training is safe and can benefit these patients, according to the American Heart Association (AHA).

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https://www.aafp.org/afp/2003/0901/p969.html

NAEPP Updates Guidelines for the Diagnosis and Management of Asthma - Practice ...

Jul 1, 2003 - The National Asthma Education and Prevention Program (NAEPP) has published an update of their guidelines on diagnosing and managing asthma. The report identifies a set of 10 clinical activities for reducing symptoms and preventing exacerbations in patients with asthma.

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https://www.aafp.org/afp/2003/0701/p169.html

ACIP Releases 2003 Guidelines on the Prevention and Control of Influenza - Practice ...

Oct 1, 2003 - The Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP) of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has issued recommendations on the prevention and control of influenza for the 2003–2004 influenza season.

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https://www.aafp.org/afp/2003/1001/p1426.html

Diabetes Mellitus: Diagnosis and Screening - American Family Physician

Apr 1, 2010 - Based on etiology, diabetes is classified as type 1 diabetes mellitus, type 2 diabetes mellitus, latent autoimmune diabetes, maturity-onset diabetes of youth, and miscellaneous causes. The diagnosis is based on measurement of A1C level, fasting or random blood glucose level, or oral ...

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https://www.aafp.org/afp/2010/0401/p863.html

Stroke and TIA - American Family Physician

May 15, 2021 - This collection features AFP content on stroke and related issues, including acute ischemic stroke, statins, and transient ischemic attacks. This collection features AFP content on stroke and related issues, including acute ischemic stroke, statins, and transient ischemic attacks.

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Evaluation and Treatment of the Suicidal Patient - American Family Physician

Mar 15, 2012 - Evaluation and treatment of a suicidal patient are challenging tasks for the physician. Because no validated predictive tools exist, clinical judgment guides the decision-making process. Although there is insufficient evidence to support routine screening, evidence shows that asking ...

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https://www.aafp.org/afp/2012/0315/p602.html

ACOG Practice Bulletin on Thyroid Disease in Pregnancy - Practice Guidelines - American...

May 15, 2002 - Guidelines developed by the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG) discuss changes in thyroid function during pregnancy, hyperthyroidism, hypothyroidism, and clinical considerations; and provides recommendations.

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https://www.aafp.org/afp/2002/0515/p2158.html

ACEP Releases Clinical Policy on Evaluation and Management of Pulmonary Embolism - ...

Aug 15, 2003 - A clinical policy focusing on critical issues in the evaluation and management of patients with signs and symptoms of pulmonary embolism (PE) has been released by the American College of Emergency Physicians (ACEP).

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https://www.aafp.org/afp/2003/0815/p759.html

NHLBI Releases New High Blood Pressure Guidelines - Practice Guidelines - American ...

Jul 15, 2003 - New guidelines for the prevention and management of hypertension are available from the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI). According to the NHLBI, hypertension affects about 50 million persons in the United States.

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https://www.aafp.org/afp/2003/0715/p376.html

ACIP Issues Guidelines on the Use of Smallpox Vaccine in a Pre-Event Vaccination ...

Aug 1, 2003 - Recommendations for the use of smallpox vaccine in a pre-event vaccination program are now available from the Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP), the National Vaccine Advisory Committee (NVAC), and the Healthcare Infection Control Practices Advisory Committee (HICPAC).

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https://www.aafp.org/afp/2003/0801/p554.html

Thyroid and Parathyroid Disorders - American Family Physician

May 15, 2021 - This collection features AFP content on thyroid and parathyroid disorders and related issues, including hyperthyroidism, hypothyroidism, and thyroiditis. This collection features AFP content on thyroid and parathyroid disorders and related issues, including hyperthyroidism, ...

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https://www.aafp.org/afp/topicModules/viewTopicModule.htm?topicModuleId=67

Diastolic Heart Failure: The Challenges of Diagnosis and Treatment - American Family ...

Jun 1, 2004 - Diastolic heart failure, a major cause of morbidity and mortality, is defined as symptoms of heart failure in a patient with preserved left ventricular function. It is characterized by a stiff left ventricle with decreased compliance and impaired relaxation, which leads to increased end...

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https://www.aafp.org/afp/2004/0601/p2609.html

Update on the Management of Chronic Kidney Disease - American Family Physician

Oct 15, 2012 - Chronic kidney disease is common and associated with significant morbidity. Given the high risk of cardiovascular morbidity and mortality in patients with chronic kidney disease, it is important to identify and treat related risk factors. However, there is growing uncertainty about the ...

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https://www.aafp.org/afp/2012/1015/p749.html

CDC Updates Guidelines for Prevention and Control of Infections with Hepatitis Viruses ...

Jun 15, 2003 - The National Center for Infectious Diseases recently issued consolidated and updated guidelines for the prevention and control of infections with hepatitis viruses in juvenile and adult correctional settings.

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https://www.aafp.org/afp/2003/0615/p2620.html

Management of Foreign Bodies in the Skin - American Family Physician

Sep 1, 2007 - Although puncture wounds are common, retained foreign bodies are not. Wounds with a foreign body sensation should be evaluated. The presence of wood or vegetative material, graphite or other pigmenting materials, and pain is an indication for foreign body removal. Radiography may be ...

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https://www.aafp.org/afp/2007/0901/p683.html

AAFP/ACP-ASIM Release Guidelines on the Management and Prevention of Migraines - ...

Mar 15, 2003 - Guidelines for primary care physicians on the pharmacologic management of acute migraine attacks and the prevention of migraines are available from the American Academy of Family Physicians (AAFP) and the American College of Physicians–American Society of Internal Medicine (ACP-ASIM).

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https://www.aafp.org/afp/2003/0315/p1392.html

AAP Releases Policy Statement on Identifying and Treating Eating Disorders - Practice ...

May 15, 2003 - The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) has released a statement on identifying and evaluating eating disorders; outpatient, hospital, and day-program treatment options; and prevention and advocacy suggestions.

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https://www.aafp.org/afp/2003/0515/p2224.html

Diagnosis and Management of Group A Streptococcal Pharyngitis - Practice Guidelines - ...

Feb 15, 2003 - The Infectious Diseases Society of America (IDSA) recently updated a 1997 guideline for the diagnosis and management of group A streptococcal pharyngitis. The IDSA defined group A streptococcal pharyngitis as an acute infection of the oropharynx or nasopharynx that is caused by ...

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https://www.aafp.org/afp/2003/0215/p880.html

ACS Updates Guidelines for the Early Detection of Cervical Neoplasia and Cancer - ...

May 1, 2003 - Guidelines for the early detection of cervical neoplasia and cancer are available from the American Cancer Society (ACS). The ACS recommends that cervical cancer screening begin approximately three years after the onset of vaginal intercourse or no later than 21 years of age.

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https://www.aafp.org/afp/2003/0501/p2011.html

Management of Falls in Older Persons: A Prescription for Prevention - American Family ...

Dec 1, 2011 - Although falls are a common cause of injury in older persons, they are not just a normal part of the aging process. The American Geriatrics Society and British Geriatrics Society recommend that all adults older than 65 years be screened annually for a history of falls or balance ...

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https://www.aafp.org/afp/2011/1201/p1267.html

CDC Releases Guidelines for Treating Adverse Reactions to Smallpox Vaccination - ...

Apr 15, 2003 - The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has issued guidelines for diagnosing and treating adverse reactions to smallpox vaccination in the preoutbreak setting. Smallpox vaccine is made from live vaccinia virus but does not contain variola virus, which causes smallpox.

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https://www.aafp.org/afp/2003/0415/p1827.html

Recommended Childhood and Adolescent Immunization Schedule, United States, 2003 and ...

Jan 1, 2003 - The 2003 Recommended Childhood and Adolescent Immunization Schedule is now available, and includes a harmonized catch-up schedule for children who are behind in immunizations. The catch-up schedule offers specific guidance regarding the minimum time between doses as well as the number ...

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https://www.aafp.org/afp/2003/0101/p188.html

Management of Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome - American Family Physician

Jan 15, 2007 - Patellofemoral pain syndrome (PFPS) is the most common cause of knee pain in the outpatient setting. It is caused by imbalances in the forces controlling patellar tracking during knee flexion and extension, particularly with overloading of the joint. Risk factors include overuse, ...

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https://www.aafp.org/afp/2007/0115/p194.html

AAP Releases Clinical Report on Head Lice - Practice Guidelines - American Family ...

Mar 15, 2003 - The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) has released a statement clarifying issues of diagnosis and treatment of head lice and making recommendations for dealing with it in the school setting.

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https://www.aafp.org/afp/2003/0315/p1391.html

CDC Updates Guidelines for Prevention of Perinatal Group B Streptococcal Disease - ...

Mar 1, 2003 - The National Center for Infectious Diseases (NCID) recently issued revised guidelines for prevention of perinatal group B streptococcal (GBS) disease. GBS disease remains one of the leading causes of newborn morbidity and mortality, resulting in an estimated 1,600 early-onset cases and ...

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https://www.aafp.org/afp/2003/0301/p1121.html

Managing the Adverse Effects of Radiation Therapy - American Family Physician

Aug 15, 2010 - Nearly two thirds of patients with cancer will undergo radiation therapy as part of their treatment plan. Given the increased use of radiation therapy and the growing number of cancer survivors, family physicians will increasingly care for patients experiencing adverse effects of ...

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https://www.aafp.org/afp/2010/0815/p381.html

AAP Develops Guidlelines for Early Detection of Dislocated Hips - Practice Guidelines -...

Feb 1, 2001 - The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) has developed guidelines for the early detection of developmental dysplasia of the hip (DDH), which includes frank dislocation, partial dislocation, instability and inadequate formation of the acetabulum.

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https://www.aafp.org/afp/2001/0201/p565.html

Respiratory Syncytial Virus Infection in Children - American Family Physician

Jan 15, 2011 - Respiratory syncytial virus (RSV) is an RNA virus that causes respiratory tract infections in children. In the North- ern Hemisphere, the peak infection season is November through April. By two years of age, most children will have had an RSV infection. Bronchiolitis, a lower ...

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https://www.aafp.org/afp/2011/0115/p141.html

AHA Releases Scientific Statement on Cardiovascular Health in Childhood - Practice ...

Feb 1, 2003 - The American Heart Association (AHA) recently published a scientific statement on cardiovascular health in childhood. Coronary heart disease is the leading cause of death in the United States, making it responsible for about 500,000 deaths each year.

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https://www.aafp.org/afp/2003/0201/p645.html

HHS Updates Guidelines for Antiretroviral Therapy in HIV Infection - Practice ...

Aug 1, 2000 - The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) has updated guidelines for antiretroviral therapy in adults and adolescents with human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) infection.

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https://www.aafp.org/afp/2000/0801/p661.html

Top 20 Research Studies of 2011 for Primary Care Physicians - American Family Physician

Nov 1, 2012 - In 2011, through regular surveillance of more than 100 English-language research journals, a group of seven clinicians identified approximately 250 studies with the potential to improve the practice of primary care physicians and the outcomes of patients (designated as POEMs ...

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https://www.aafp.org/afp/2012/1101/p835.html

NIH Releases Statement on Managing Pain, Depression, and Fatigue in Cancer - Practice ...

Jan 15, 2003 - The National Institutes of Health (NIH) has released a statement on the management of cancer symptoms, including pain, depression, and fatigue. Physicians need to be able to identify who is at risk for these cancer-related symptoms, what treatments work best to address these problems, ...

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https://www.aafp.org/afp/2003/0115/p423.html

The 2003 Recommended Adult Immunization Schedule - Practice Guidelines - American ...

Dec 15, 2002 - The 2003 Recommended Adult Immunization Schedule provides age-based recommendations for routine vaccinations in a color-coded chart. In addition, it summarizes the recommendations and some contraindications of eight vaccines for adults with various medical conditions.

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https://www.aafp.org/afp/2002/1215/p2329.html

Creating Practice Guidelines for Chronic Kidney Disease: An Insider's View - Editorials...

Sep 1, 2004 - ...Creating Practice Guidelines for Chronic Kidney Disease: An Insider’s View CYNDA ANN JOHNSON, M.D., M.B.A., Brody School of Medicine at East Carolina University, Greenville, North Carolina Am Fam Physician. 2004 Sep 1;70(5):823-824. Related Article Evidenced-based guidelines are...

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https://www.aafp.org/afp/2004/0901/p823.html

ACOG Develops Guidelines for Induction of Labor - Practice Guidelines - American Family...

Jul 15, 2000 - The American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG) has issued new guidelines on the induction of labor, which review the current methods of cervical ripening and induction of labor and summarizes the effectiveness of each method on the basis of outcomes research.

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https://www.aafp.org/afp/2000/0715/p445.html

ACC/AHA Guidelines for Ambulatory ECG - Practice Guidelines - American Family Physician

Feb 1, 2000 - The American College of Cardiology (ACC) and the American Heart Association (AHA) have developed guidelines for the use of ambulatory electrocardiography (ECG).

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https://www.aafp.org/afp/2000/0201/p884.html

AHRQ Releases Review of Treatments for Allergic and Nonallergic Rhinitis - Practice ...

Dec 1, 2002 - Rhinitis, classified as allergic or nonallergic, is a disorder characterized by inflammation of the mucous membranes lining the nasal passages. An evidence report from the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) provides a review of the available literature on the various ...

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https://www.aafp.org/afp/2002/1201/p2164.html

Otitis Media with Effusion Clinical Practice Guideline - Editorials - American Family ...

Jun 15, 2004 - ...Otitis Media with Effusion Clinical Practice Guideline RICHARD M. ROSENFELD, M.D. M.P.H., SUNY Health Sciences Center, Brooklyn, New York. LARRY CULPEPPER, M.D. M.P.H.. Boston University School of Medicine, Boston, Massachusetts BARBARA YAWN, M.D. M.SC., Olmsted Medical Center,...

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https://www.aafp.org/afp/2004/0615/p2776.html

ACOG Practice Bulletin on Management of Herpes in Pregnancy - Practice Guidelines - ...

Jan 15, 2000 - The American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG) has developed a practice bulletin on the management of herpes in pregnancy. The guidelines were designed to help physicians make decisions about appropriate obstetric and gynecologic care.

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https://www.aafp.org/afp/2000/0115/p556.html

CDC Releases 2002 Guidelines for Treating STDs: Part II. Human Papillomavirus and ...

Nov 15, 2002 - The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has published the 2002 guidelines for treating sexually transmitted diseases (STDs). Information on human papillomavirus (HPV) and hepatitis is included.

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https://www.aafp.org/afp/2002/1115/p1996.html

Summary of the NIAID-Sponsored Food Allergy Guidelines - American Family Physician

Jul 1, 2012 - Patients with suspected food allergies are commonly seen in clinical practice. Although up to 15 percent of parents believe their children have food allergies, these allergies have been confirmed in only 1 to 3 percent of all Americans. Family physicians must be able to separate true ...

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https://www.aafp.org/afp/2012/0701/p43.html

The 2002 Recommended Childhood Immunization Schedule and Progress Toward Elimination of...

Jan 1, 2002 - The 2002 Recommended Childhood Immunization Schedule is now available. The format of the 2002 schedule differs somewhat from the 2001 schedule; it is based in large part on the modifications developed by the Minnesota Department of Health.

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https://www.aafp.org/afp/2002/0101/p127.html

Amiodarone: Guidelines for Use and Monitoring - American Family Physician

Dec 1, 2003 - Amiodarone is a potent antiarrhythmic agent that is used to treat ventricular arrhythmias and atrial fibrillation. The drug prevents the recurrence of life-threatening ventricular arrhythmias and produces a modest reduction of sudden deaths in high-risk patients. Amiodarone is more ...

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https://www.aafp.org/afp/2003/1201/p2189.html

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