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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...

American Family Physician : Article

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

...Volume 89, Number 7 www.aafp.org/afp American Family Physician 553 Acute Pericarditis: Diagnosis and Management MATTHEW J. SNYDER, DO, Nellis Family Medicine Residency Program, Nellis Air Force Base, Nevada JENNIFER BEPKO, MD, David Grant Medical Center Family Medicine...

American Family Physician

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2014/0401/afp20140401p553.pdf

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

Acute Shoulder Injuries - American Family Physician

Nov 15, 2004 - The shoulder is the most mobile joint in the human body. The cost of such versatility is an increased risk of injury. It is important that family physicians understand the anatomy of the shoulder, mechanisms of injury, typical physical and radiologic findings, approach to management of ...

American Family Physician : Article

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2004/1115/p1947.html

Acute Sinusitis: A Cost Effective Approach to Diagnosis and Treatment - American Family...

Nov 15, 1998 - Acute bacterial sinusitis usually occurs following an upper respiratory infection that results in obstruction of the osteomeatal complex, impaired mucociliary clearance and overproduction of secretions. The diagnosis is based on the patient's history of a biphasic illness (

American Family Physician : Article

https://www.aafp.org/afp/1998/1115/p1795.html

Acyclovir or Steroids as Pharmacologic Treatment of Bell Palsy - AFP Journal Club - ...

Mar 15, 2009 - Does acyclovir or steroids speed recovery in adults with Bell palsy? This study suggests that it is reasonable to start prednisolone in some cases, but physicians should not forget about practical considerations, such as lubricant eye drops, pain management, and chewing instruction. ...

American Family Physician : AFP Journal Club

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2009/0315/p435.html

Adapalene/Benzoyl Peroxide (Epiduo) for Acne Vulgaris

...1486 American Family Physician www.aafp.org/afp Volume 83, Number 12 ◆ June 15, 2011 Epiduo is a combination of topical adapalene 0.1% and benzoyl peroxide 2.5% in a gel formulation. It is labeled for the treatment of acne vulgaris in patients at least 12 years of age.1 Benzoyl...

American Family Physician

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2011/0615/afp20110615p1486.pdf

Adapelene/Benzoyl Peroxide (Epiduo) for Acne Vulgaris - STEPS - American Family Physician

Jun 15, 2011 - Adapalene/benzoyl peroxide is as effective as other combination products for the treatment of acne. Once-daily application is an advantage in terms of simplicity and adherence to therapy, but the cost is much higher than that of the individual components sold separately; this may create...

American Family Physician : STEPS

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2011/0615/p1486.html

Adapter Provides Constant Spray of Liquid Nitrogen - Letters to the Editor - American ...

Aug 15, 2005 - ...Wake Forest University School of Medicine Dept. of Family and Community Medicine Piedmont Bldg. Medical Center Blvd. Winston-Salem, NC 27157–1084 REFERENCES 1. Andrews MD. Cryosurgery for common skin conditions. Am Fam Physician. 2004;69:2365–72. 2. Hocutt J Jr. Cryosurgery. In:...

American Family Physician : Letter

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2005/0815/p573a.html

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

...July 1, 2012 ◆ Volume 86, Number 1 www.aafp.org/afp American Family Physician 21 Key Clinical Issue Are there clinical advantages to augment- ing standard therapy for stable ischemic heart disease with an angiotensin-converting enzyme (ACE) inhibitor or angiotensin receptor blocker...

American Family Physician

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

Addison Disease: Early Detection and Treatment Principles

...April 1, 2014 ◆ Volume 89, Number 7 www.aafp.org/afp American Family Physician 563 Addison Disease: Early Detection and Treatment Principles AARON MICHELS, MD, University of Colorado-Denver, Aurora, Colorado NICOLE MICHELS, PhD, Rocky Vista University, Parker, Colorado M ore...

American Family Physician

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2014/0401/afp20140401p563.pdf

Additional Comments on Screening Mammography - Letters to the Editor - American Family ...

Sep 15, 2001 - ...to the editor: I appreciate the attention American Family Physician has placed on preventive medicine and Healthy People 2010.1 The article and editorial titled Breast Cancer Diagnosis and Screening and Screening for Breast Cancer, by Drs. Apantaku2 and Garr,3 respectively, address...

American Family Physician : Letter

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2001/0915/p922.html

Addressing Alcohol Use Practice Manual

...FASDFAMILY andCOMMUNITY MEDICINE Ensure every patient who uses alcohol is identified, screened for risky drinking, and offered appropriate brief intervention, referral, or treatment. Funding provided by U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Centers for...

Patient Care

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/patient_care/alcohol/alcohol-manual.pdf

Addressing Ambulatory Patient Safety in Your Practice -- FPM

Oct 1, 2015 - Reducing errors in care requires establishing a culture of safety, systematic reporting, consistent follow-up, and sustained commitment.

Family Practice Management : Articles

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2015/0900/p23.html

Addressing Common Ineffeciencies in Office Practice

...patients, staff and physicians. It’s no wonder, then, that efficiency was named one of the aims for improvement in the Institute of Medicine’s land- mark report, Crossing the Quality Chasm: A New Health System for the 21st Century. Despite the potential for serious consequences,...

Family Practice Management

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2010/1100/fpm20101100p28.pdf

Addressing Common Inefficiencies in Office Practice -- FPM

Dec 1, 2010 - A well-organized workflow will save you time, money and aggravation.

Family Practice Management : Articles

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2010/1100/p28.html

Addressing Health Equity, Social Determinants From Many Angles

The AAFP has made significant progress in addressing health equity and social determinants of health from a number of perspectives over the past decade.

https://www.aafp.org/news/inside-aafp/20210401nmhm.html

Addressing Suspected Labor Trafficking in the Office

January 1, 2016 Curbside Consultation

American Family Physician

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2015/1215/afp20151215p1092.pdf

ADHD in Children: Common Questions and Answers - American Family Physician Restricted content. Login required.

Nov 15, 2020 - Attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) is a multidimensional chronic neurodevelopmental condition that affects 8.4% of U.S. children between two and 17 years of age and may pose long-term morbidity if untreated. The evaluation for ADHD begins when parents or caregivers present ...

American Family Physician : Article

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2020/1115/p592.html

Adhesive Capsulitis: A Sticky Issue - American Family Physician

Apr 1, 1999 - The shoulder is a very complex joint that is crucial to many activities of daily living. Decreased shoulder mobility is a serious clinical finding. A global decrease in shoulder range of motion is called adhesive capsulitis, referring to the actual adherence of the shoulder capsule to ...

American Family Physician : Article

https://www.aafp.org/afp/1999/0401/p1843.html

AdlerSurveyAlone.indd

...Your 7-digit AAFP membership number: ____ ____ ____ ____ ____ ____ ____ Your e-mail address (optional): Your age: ________ years EHR product name: EHR version number: Did you help select this EHR for your practice? ❍ Yes ❍ No How long have you used any EHR in...

Family Practice Management

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2007/0400/fpm20070400p27-rt1.pdf

Adolescent Health Screening and Counseling

...December 15, 2012 ◆ Volume 86, Number 12 www.aafp.org/afp American Family Physician 1109 Adolescent Health Screening and Counseling PETER HAM, MD, and CLAUDIA ALLEN, PhD, University of Virginia, Charlottesville, Virginia P rimary care physicians are well positioned to deliver...

American Family Physician

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2012/1215/afp20121215p1109.pdf

Adolescent Health Screening and Counseling - American Family Physician

Dec 15, 2012 - Serious health problems, risky behavior, and poor health habits persist among adolescents despite access to medical care. Most adolescents do not seek advice about preventing leading causes of morbidity and mortality in their age group, and physicians often do not find ways to provide ...

American Family Physician : Article

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2012/1215/p1109.html

Adolescent Idiopathic Scoliosis: Common Questions and Answers - American Family Physician

Jan 1, 2020 - Adolescent idiopathic scoliosis affects 1% to 3% of U.S. adolescents. It is defined by a lateral curvature of the spine (Cobb angle) of at least 10 degrees in the absence of underlying congenital or neuromuscular abnormalities. Adolescent idiopathic scoliosis may be detected via the ...

American Family Physician : Article

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2020/0101/p19.html

Adolescent Idiopathic Scoliosis: Radiologic Decision-Making - American Family Physician

May 1, 2002 - Adolescent onset of severe idiopathic scoliosis has traditionally been evaluated using standing posteroanterior radiographs of the full spine to assess lateral curvature with the Cobb method. The most tilted vertebral bodies above and below the apex of the spinal curve are used to ...

American Family Physician : Article

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2002/0501/p1817.html

Adolescent Idiopathic Scoliosis: Radiologic Decision-Making -- American Family Physician

...MAY 15, 2002 / VOLUME 65, NUMBER 9 www.aafp.org/afp AMERICAN FAMILY PHYSICIAN 1817 determine the health impact of these screen- ing programs. Patients with severe curves are not difficult to diagnose. Although some advocates still recommend school-based screening of adolescents,...

American Family Physician

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2002/0501/afp20020501p1817.pdf

Adolescent Idiopathic Scoliosis: Review and Current Concepts -- American Family Physician

...JULY 1, 2001 / VOLUME 64, NUMBER 1 www.aafp.org/afp AMERICAN FAMILY PHYSICIAN 111 effects of this disease can be profound.2 This article describes an approach to diagnosing and treating scoliosis that allows physicians to lessen the adverse psychologic, medical and economic effects...

American Family Physician

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2001/0701/afp20010701p111.pdf

Adolescent Immunization Office Champions Project

...• Objective 1: Recruit 20 family medicine practices and identify a physician and office champion o Twenty practices were recruited and physician and office champions identified o The AAFP METRIC Adolescent Immunization module was completed o Action Plan and evidence-based...

Patient Care

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/patient_care/immunizations/office-champions-final-report-adolescent.pdf

Adolescent Substance Use and Misuse: Recognition and Management - American Family ...

Jun 1, 2019 - Adolescent use of illicit substances imposes an enormous burden on individuals, families, and communities. The types of illicit substances adolescents are using have changed drastically over the past decade with decreases in alcohol use (including binge alcohol use) offset by increases ...

American Family Physician : Article

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2019/0601/p689.html

Adolescent with a Diffuse, Progressive Rash

...December 1, 2010 ◆ Volume 82, Number 11 www.aafp.org/afp American Family Physician 1401 A 15-year-old boy presented with a diffuse rash that began on his lower extremities and rapidly progressed over the previous two weeks to his upper extremities, chest, and back. A basic metabolic...

American Family Physician

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2010/1201/afp20101201p1401.pdf

Adult ADHD Screening

A study to assess the interest and feasibility of screening for adult ADHD among family physicians.

https://www.aafp.org/family-physician/patient-care/nrn/studies/all/adult-adhd.html

Adult Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) Issue Brief

The Adult ADHD (AADHD) pilot project explored clinician perceptions, attitudes and readiness to screen, diagnose and treat adult patients with AADHD. The central aim of the project was to test the feasibility and acceptability to both patients and providers of usi ng a tablet device ...

Patient Care

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/patient_care/nrn/adult-adhd-issue-brief.pdf

Adult Rhinosinusitis: Diagnosis and Management - American Family Physician

...JANUARY 1, 2001 / VOLUME 63, NUMBER 1 www.aafp.org/afp AMERICAN FAMILY PHYSICIAN 69 and no commonly accepted disease staging system was in place. In consultation with other medical disciplines, the American Academy of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery established baseline...

American Family Physician

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2001/0101/afp20010101p69.pdf

Advance Directives: Navigating Conflicts Between Expressed Wishes and Best Interests - ...

Apr 1, 2015 - Clinicians and surrogates can be faced with challenging decisions when a patient loses the capacity to participate in medical decision making. A significant number of hospitalized and critically ill adults lose decision-making capacity during hospital stays and cannot make treatment ...

American Family Physician : Curbside Consultation

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2015/0401/p480.html

Advanced APM Bonuses Hit New Snag: Missing Payee Data

CMS is asking qualifying alternative payment model participants who are still owed advanced APM bonuses for performance year 2017 to verify their payment data by Feb. 28.

https://www.aafp.org/news/government-medicine/20200122paymentinfo.html

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