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American Cancer Society Issues 2002 Guidelines for the Early Detection of Cancer - ...

Aug 15, 2002 - The American Cancer Society (ACS) has issued its 2002 update of cancer screening. The screening guidelines are organized by site of cancer and include discussions of recent research, recommended tests or procedures, recommended frequency of testing, and updates on the state of research ...

American Family Physician : Practice Guidelines

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2002/0815/p682.html

ACIP Releases 2002 Guidelines on the Prevention and Control of Influenza - Practice ...

Sep 1, 2002 - 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 2002–2003 influenza season.

American Family Physician : Practice Guidelines

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2002/0901/p894.html

ACIP Recommendations for the Prevention of Hepatitis A Through Immunization - Practice ...

Apr 1, 2000 - The Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP) of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has developed recommendations for the prevention of hepatitis A infection through active or passive immunization.

American Family Physician : Practice Guidelines

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2000/0401/p2246.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 ...

American Family Physician : Article

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

Perioperative Cardiac Risk Reduction - American Family Physician

Feb 1, 2012 - Cardiovascular complications are the most common cause of perioperative morbidity and mortality. Noninvasive stress testing is rarely helpful in assessing risk, and for most patients there is no evidence that coronary revascularization provides more protection against perioperative ...

American Family Physician : Article

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2012/0201/p239.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,...

American Family Physician : Editorials

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

The KIDs List: Medications That Are Potentially Inappropriate in Children - Editorials ...

Mar 15, 2021 - The Key Potentially Inappropriate Drugs in Pediatrics (KIDs) List is an open access, evidence-based reference aimed at improving medication safety in children.

American Family Physician : Editorials

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2021/0315/p330.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 ...

American Family Physician : Article

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

Clinical Practice Guideline: Planning for Labor and Vaginal Birth After Cesarean

Cesarean deliveries are a common surgical procedure in the United States, accounting for one in three U.S. births. The primary purpose of this guideline is to provide clinicians with evidence to guide planning for labor and vaginal birth after cesarean (LAC/VBAC).

Patient Care

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/patient_care/clinical_recommendations/AAFP%20PVBAC%20guideline.pdf

How Do Clinical Practice Guidelines Go Awry?

...How Do Clinical Practice Guidelines Go Awry? ROBERT DACHS, MD, FAAFP, Ellis Hospital Family Medicine Residency Program, Schenectady, New York ANDREA DARBY-STEWART, MD, St. Joseph’s Family Medicine Residency Program, Phoenix, Arizona MARK A. GRABER, MD, FACEP, University of...

American Family Physician

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2012/0915/afp20120915p514.pdf

Remdesivir (Veklury) for the Treatment of COVID-19 in Hospitalized Patients - STEPS - ... Restricted content. Login required.

Sep 1, 2021 - Although remdesivir has been shown to be safe and well tolerated, there is a lack of consistency in clinical trial results and guideline recommendations.

American Family Physician : STEPS

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2021/0900/p311.html

A Practical Approach to Neonatal Jaundice - American Family Physician

May 1, 2008 - Kernicterus and neurologic sequelae caused by severe neonatal hyperbilirubinemia are preventable conditions. A structured and practical approach to the identification and care of infants with jaundice can facilitate prevention, thus decreasing rates of morbidity and mortality. Primary ...

American Family Physician : Article

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2008/0501/p1255.html

Obsessive Compulsive Disorder: Diagnosis and Management - American Family Physician

Aug 1, 2009 - Obsessive-compulsive disorder is an illness that can cause marked distress and disability. It often goes unrecognized and is undertreated. Primary care physicians should be familiar with the various ways obsessive-compulsive disorder can present and should be able to recognize clues to ...

American Family Physician : Article

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2009/0801/p239.html

A Joint Clinical Practice Guideline for Acute Otitis Media - Editorials - American ...

Jun 1, 2004 - ...A Joint Clinical Practice Guideline for Acute Otitis Media THEODORE G. GANIATS, M.D., University of California, San Diego, California ALLAN S. LIEBERTHAL, M.D., Kaiser-Permanente Center, Panorama City, California LARRY CULPEPPER, M.D., M.P.H., Boston University School of Medicine,...

American Family Physician : Editorials

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2004/0601/p2537.html

Alcohol Withdrawal Syndrome - American Family Physician

Mar 15, 2004 - The spectrum of alcohol withdrawal symptoms ranges from such minor symptoms as insomnia and tremulousness to severe complications such as withdrawal seizures and delirium tremens. Although the history and physical examination usually are sufficient to diagnose alcohol withdrawal ...

American Family Physician : Article

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2004/0315/p1443.html

The Child with ADHD: Using the AAP Clinical Practice Guideline -- American Family ...

...conditions affecting school-aged chil- dren. This article provides a summary of the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) Clin- ical Practice Guideline on the Diagnosis and Evaluation of the Child with Attention- Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder.1 The guide- line was developed by the...

American Family Physician

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2001/0501/afp20010501p1803.pdf

Clinical Practice Guidelines for Chronic Kidney Disease in Adults: Part I. Definition, ...

...In February 2002, the Kidney Disease Outcome Quality Initiative of the National Kidney Foundation published clinical practice guidelines on chronic kidney disease. The first six of the 15 guidelines are of the greatest relevance to family physicians. Part I of this two-part article...

American Family Physician

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2004/0901/afp20040901p869.pdf

Clinical Practice Guidelines for Chronic Kidney Disease in Adults: Part II. Glomerular ...

...Clinical Practice Guidelines for Chronic Kidney Disease in Adults: Part II. Glomerular Filtration Rate, Proteinuria, and Other Markers CYNDA ANN JOHNSON, M.D., M.B.A., Brody School of Medicine at East Carolina University, Greenville, North Carolina ANDREW S. LEVEY, M.D., Tufts...

American Family Physician

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2004/0915/afp20040915p1091.pdf

Tympanometry - American Family Physician

Nov 1, 2004 - Tympanometry provides useful quantitative information about the presence of fluid in the middle ear, mobility of the middle ear system, and ear canal volume. Its use has been recommended in conjunction with more qualitative information (e.g., history, appearance, and mobility of the ...

American Family Physician : Article

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2004/1101/p1713.html

Treatment of Adult Obesity with Bariatric Surgery - American Family Physician

Oct 1, 2011 - Bariatric surgery procedures, including laparoscopic adjustable gastric banding, laparoscopic sleeve gastrectomy, and Roux-en-Y gastric bypass, result in an average weight loss of 50 percent of excess body weight. Remission of diabetes mellitus occurs in approximately 80 percent of ...

American Family Physician : Article

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2011/1001/p805.html

Management of Syphilis in People with HIV Infection - Letters to the Editor - American ...

Oct 1, 2021 - ...the National Institutes of Health, and the HIV Medicine Association of the Infectious Diseases Society of America issued a clinical practice guideline for opportunistic infections and sexually transmitted infections, including syphilis.4 The guideline recommends that clinicians...

American Family Physician : Letter

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2021/1000/p335.html

Draft-AAFP Guidelines Assessment for AAFP Endorsement of Clinical Practice Guidelines ...

...Clinical Practice Guidelines Developed by External Organizations [Type the Reviewer Name] Guideline Title: Developed by___________________ First Author _______________________ Date: ___________________ AAFP Reviewer: _____________________________ Date of Review:...

Patient Care

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/patient_care/clinical_recommendations/guideline-endorsement-form.pdf

Treatment of Knee Osteoarthritis: A Clinical Practice Guideline from the AAOS

...A collection of Practice Guidelines published in AFP is available at http://www.aafp.org/afp/practguide. In the United States, approximately 240 per 100,000 persons per year have knee osteoarthritis. In 2010, approximately 9.9 millions adults had symptomatic knee osteoarthritis....

American Family Physician

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2014/0601/afp20140601p918.pdf

Nonopioid Pharmacologic Treatments for Chronic Pain - Implementing AHRQ Effective ... Restricted content. Login required.

May 1, 2021 - What are the effects of nonopioid drugs on pain, function, and quality of life in patients with specific types of chronic pain, and what are the adverse events related to these drugs?

American Family Physician : Implementing AHRQ Effective Health Care Reviews

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2021/0501/p561.html

Prioritizing Primary Care Can Save the U.S. Health Care System - Editorials - American ...

Jul 1, 2021 - Can prioritizing primary care save the U.S. health care system?

American Family Physician : Editorials

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2021/0700/p14.html

Well-Woman Chart Is Useful in Guiding Preventive Care - Letters to the Editor - ...

Jul 1, 2021 - ...Next: Pharmacologic Management of COPD Exacerbations: A Clinical Practice Guideline from the AAFP View the full table of contents >> Home / Journals / afp / Vol. 104/No. 1(July 2021) / Well-Woman Chart Is Useful in Guiding Preventive Care...

American Family Physician : Letter

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2021/0700/p9a.html

Practice Guidelines

...A collection of Practice Guidelines published in AFP is available at http://www.aafp.org/afp/practguide. Most hospitalized patients have at least one risk factor for venous thromboembolism (VTE), such as pulmonary embolism or deep venous thrombosis. The American College of...

American Family Physician

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2012/0615/afp20120615p1204.pdf

Practice Guidelines

...A collection of Practice Guidelines published in AFP is available at http://www.aafp.org/afp/practguide. There are several significant changes to the 2013 immu- nization schedules, printed in this issue of American Family Physician. First, the format of the routine child and...

American Family Physician

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2013/0201/afp20130201p204.pdf

Irritable Bowel Syndrome, Altitude Illness, Transfusions, Group B Streptococcus, Acute ... Restricted content. Login required.

May 15, 2021 - Key clinical questions and their evidence-based answers directly from the journal’s content, written by and for family physicians.

American Family Physician : AFP Clinical Answers

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2021/0515/p586.html

QuantiFERON-TB Gold+ for the Diagnosis of Mycobacterium tuberculosis Infection - ... Restricted content. Login required.

Feb 1, 2021 - QuantiFERON-TB Gold+ testing for the diagnosis of active or latent TB is easily interpreted and more specific than tuberculin skin testing in BCG-vaccinated populations. In environments with an easily accessible laboratory, it may be a preferred option for diagnosing latent TB.

American Family Physician : Diagnostic Tests: What Physicians Need to Know

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2021/0201/p177.html

Topical and Device-Based Treatment of Toenail Onychomycosis - Cochrane for Clinicians -... Restricted content. Login required.

Feb 1, 2021 - Topical antifungal drugs, including efinaconazole 10% solution (Jublia), tavaborole 5% solution (Kerydin), and ciclopirox 8% lacquer and hydrolacquer, are beneficial in treating mild to moderate toenail onychomycosis. Potential adverse effects are mild and include dermatitis and vesicles.

American Family Physician : Cochrane for Clinicians

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2021/0201/p145.html

Caregiver Care - American Family Physician

Jun 1, 2011 - In 2009, nearly 66 million Americans (three in 10 U.S. households) reported at least one person providing unpaid care as a family caregiver. More adults with chronic conditions and disabilities are living at home than ever before, and family caregivers have an even higher level of ...

American Family Physician : Article

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2011/0601/p1309.html

November 2021 - American Family Physician

...Practice Guidelines: Asthma Management: Updated Guidelines from the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute Tyler J. Raymond; Nick F. Bennett; Maria I. Rodionova Practice Guidelines: Dietary Guidelines for Americans 2020-2025: Recommendations from the U.S. Departments of...

American Family Physician

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2021/1100

November 2021 - American Family Physician

...Practice Guidelines: Asthma Management: Updated Guidelines from the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute Tyler J. Raymond; Nick F. Bennett; Maria I. Rodionova Practice Guidelines: Dietary Guidelines for Americans 2020-2025: Recommendations from the U.S. Departments of...

American Family Physician

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2021/1100/

Clinical Considerations for the Management of Hypertriglyceridemia - Letters to the ...

Mar 15, 2021 - ...the management of blood cholesterol: a report of the American College of Cardiology/American Heart Association Task Force on clinical practice guidelines [published correction appears in J Am Coll Cardiol. 2019;73(24):3237–3241]. J Am Coll Cardiol. 2019;73(24):e285–e350. 6. Nicholls...

American Family Physician : Letter

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2021/0315/p325.html

NAFLD in Children and Adolescents - Letters to the Editor - American Family Physician

Apr 15, 2021 - ...The North American Society for Pediatric Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition (NASPGHAN) issued a clinical practice guideline for the diagnostic evaluation of suspected NAFLD.4 The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) endorsed the guideline and key recommendations5: Screen...

American Family Physician : Letter

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2021/0415/p452.html

Aortic Stenosis: Diagnosis and Treatment - American Family Physician

Sep 15, 2008 - Aortic stenosis is the most important cardiac valve disease in developed countries, affecting 3 percent of persons older than 65 years. Although the survival rate in asymptomatic patients with aortic stenosis is comparable to that in age- and sex-matched control patients, the average ...

American Family Physician : Article

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2008/0915/p717.html

Introducing a One-Page Adult Preventive Health Care Schedule: USPSTF Recommendations at...

May 1, 2016 - The Adult Preventive Health Care Schedule provides a concise and informative visual representation of USPSTF recommendations.

American Family Physician : Editorials

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2016/0501/p738.html

Evaluation of the Solitary Pulmonary Nodule - American Family Physician

Oct 15, 2009 - Solitary pulmonary nodules are common radiologic findings, typically discovered incidentally through chest radiography or computed tomography of the neck, chest, and abdomen. Primary care physicians must decide how to pursue an evaluation of a nodule once it has been identified. The ...

American Family Physician : Article

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2009/1015/p827.html

Specialized Nutrition Support - American Family Physician

Jan 15, 2011 - Specialized nutrition support should be offered to patients who are malnourished or at risk of becoming malnour- ished when it would benefit patient outcomes or quality of life. Improving the nutritional value of ingested food and tailoring intake to the patient’s preferences, ...

American Family Physician : Article

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2011/0115/p173.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 ...

American Family Physician : Article

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

Corrections - Jan 15, 2021 - American Family Physician

Jan 15, 2021 - ...Inaccurate disease description. In the Practice Guidelines Community-Acquired Pneumonia: Updated Recommendations from the ATS and IDSA (July 15, 2020, p. 121), in the title of Table 2 (page 122) and the first sentence in the second paragraph of the Antibiotic Therapy section (page...

American Family Physician : Corrections

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2021/0115/p70a.html

Emotional Support Animals: Considerations for Documentation - Curbside Consultation - ... Restricted content. Login required.

Mar 1, 2020 - Companion animals are increasingly viewed as part of the family, and studies show many mental and physical benefits of pet ownership. Federal regulations require patients to obtain health care professional documentation for emotional support animals to allow these animals to accompany ...

American Family Physician : Curbside Consultation

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2020/0301/p302.html

ACC/AHA Guideline Update for the Management of ST-Segment Elevation Myocardial ...

Jun 15, 2009 - The American College of Cardiology and American Heart Association, in collaboration with the Canadian Cardiovascular Society, have issued an update of the 2004 guideline for the management of patients with ST-segment elevation myocardial infarction. The American Academy of Family ...

American Family Physician : Article

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2009/0615/p1080.html

Identification and Evaluation of Mental Retardation - American Family Physician

Feb 15, 2000 - Mental retardation in young children is often missed by clinicians. The condition is present in 2 to 3 percent of the population, either as an isolated finding or as part of a syndrome or broader disorder. Causes of mental retardation are numerous and include genetic and environmental ...

American Family Physician : Article

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2000/0215/p1059.html

Mammography, Lymphomas, Hypertension in Pregnancy, Dyspepsia - AFP Clinical Answers - ... Restricted content. Login required.

Jan 1, 2021 - Key clinical questions and their evidence-based answers directly from the journal’s content, written by and for family physicians.

American Family Physician : AFP Clinical Answers

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2021/0101/p15.html

Social Media for Doctors: Taking Professional and Patient Engagement to the Next Level ...

Feb 1, 2020 - Some of the top family physicians on social media share their best practices for building a following and avoiding common pitfalls.

Family Practice Management : Articles

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2020/0100/p19.html

Practice Pearls - Nov-Dec 2020 -- FPM

Dec 1, 2020 - Ask three questions before using race-based clinical algorithms | What to do when a patient makes a discriminatory remark | Address inequity by supporting Black-owned businesses

Family Practice Management : Practice Pearls

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2020/1100/p47.html

Race-Based Treatment Decisions Perpetuate Structural Racism - Letters to the Editor - ...

Aug 1, 2020 - Letters to the Editor from AFP readers regarding previously published articles.

American Family Physician : Letter

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2020/0801/p136.html

Risk Assessment, Genetic Counseling, and Genetic Testing for BRCA-Related Cancer: ...

Feb 15, 2020 - The USPSTF recommends that primary care clinicians assess women with a personal or family history of breast, ovarian, tubal, or peritoneal cancer or who have an ancestry associated with breast cancer susceptibility 1 and 2 (BRCA1/2) gene mutations with an appropriate brief familial risk...

American Family Physician : U.S. Preventive Services Task Force

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2020/0215/p233.html

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