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AFP Journal Club Department Collection - American Family Physician

Three presenters review an interesting journal article on topics that affect family physicians and give their opinions about the clinical value of the studies.

For key concepts in evidence-based medicine, tips on assessing the quality of research studies, and teaching ...

American Family Physician : Department Collection

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AFP Journal Club Department Collection - American Family Physician

Three presenters review an interesting journal article on topics that affect family physicians and give their opinions about the clinical value of the studies.

For key concepts in evidence-based medicine, tips on assessing the quality of research studies, and teaching ...

American Family Physician : Department Collection

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AFP Online: We're on a Mission - Editorials - American Family Physician

Dec 15, 2016 - An overview of the many features and recent improvements of AFP Online.

American Family Physician : Editorials

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AFP Podcast

The AFP Podcast is a discussion of the key evidence-based learning points from each issue of American Family Physician (AFP). Each episode includes brief summaries of articles and other features.

American Family Physician

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AFP Podcast Wins Innovative Program Award

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AFP Policy on Using Generic and Brand Names for Drugs - Letters to the Editor - ...

Sep 15, 2004 - ...and balanced review,1 which included a broader consideration of most aspects of PTSD. We would like to encourage a greater emphasis on a number of these aspects. First, an emphasis on pharmacologic treatment of distressing symptoms neglects the fact that recovery from trauma...

American Family Physician : Letter

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AFP-FPM-AFM-FPE-Journal-Policies-Rates-2021-v2.pdf

...journal subscription rates for American Family Physician (AFP), FPM, Annals of Family Medicine (AFM), and FP Essentials (FPE). The following details policies, rates, and volume and issue numbers for 2021. ➤ NO RATE INCREASE FOR SITE LICENSE RATES With the many challenges being...

American Family Physician

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AFP-FPM-AFM-FPE-Journal-Policies-Rates-2021.pdf

...journal subscription rates for American Family Physician (AFP), FPM, Annals of Family Medicine (AFM), and FP Essentials (FPE). The following details policies, rates, and volume and issue numbers for 2021. ➤ NO RATE INCREASE FOR SITE LICENSE RATES With the many challenges being...

American Family Physician

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AFP-Media-Kit-2020.pdf

...of Family Medicine (ABFM), the American Osteopathic Board of Family Physicians (AOBFP), and state medical boards including AMA PRA category 1 credits. The Clinical Review Journal Difference Original research is inarguably essential to aid scientific discovery and...

American Family Physician

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afp20040515p2421.pdf

...May 15, 2004 / VoluMe 69, NuMber 10 www.aafp.org/afp aMericaN FaMily PhysiciaN‑2421 This guide is one in a series that offers evidence-based tools to assist family physicians in improving their deci- sion-making at the point of care. Clinical Question How can physicians most...

American Family Physician

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afp20040715p332.pdf

...Diagnosing Heel Pain in Adults TRACY ALDRIDGE, M.D., Southern Illinois University School of Medicine, Springfield, Illinois Heel pain is a common condition in adults that may cause significant discomfort and dis- ability. A variety of soft tissue, osseous, and systemic disorders...

American Family Physician

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afp20040801p489.pdf

...Beta-Cell Function JENNIFER A. MAYFIELD, M.D., M.P.H., Seattle, Washington RUSSELL D. WHITE, M.D., University of South Florida College of Medicine, Tampa, Florida Type 2 diabetes is characterized by progressive beta-cell failure. Indications for exogenous insulin therapy in...

American Family Physician

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afp20041101p1685.pdf

...November 1, 2004 ◆ Volume 70, Number 9 www.aafp.org/afp American Family Physician 1685 ▲ This is part I of a two-part article on rhino- sinusitis in adults. Part II, Treatment, appears in this issue of AFP on page 1697. ▲ Editorial: page 1642. See page 1621 for...

American Family Physician

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afp20041115p1947.pdf

...percent of shoulder dislocations are anterior. Diagnosis of this injury is straightforward. The injury usually can be reduced by employing a number of nonsurgical techniques. Traumatic or acute rotator cuff tears can be managed conservatively or surgically, depending on the patient...

American Family Physician

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afp20050301p933.pdf

...March 1, 2005 ◆ Volume 71, Number 5 www.aafp.org/afp American Family Physician 933 In more than 80 percent of cases of acute pyelonephri- tis, the etiologic agent is Escherichia coli. Downloaded from the American Family Physician Web site at www.aafp.org/afp. Copyright © 2005...

American Family Physician

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afp20050615p2313.pdf

...June 15, 2005 ◆ Volume 71, Number 12 www.aafp.org/afp American Family Physician 2313 ▲ Patient information: A handout on safe surfing, written by the authors of this article, is provided on page 2319. See page 2237 for strength-of-recommen- dation labels. M illions of...

American Family Physician

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afp20050715p297.pdf

...Control and Prevention (CDC) definition for reportable cases of Lyme disease, the annual number of cases increased from 7,943 in 1990 to 17,730 in 2000.2,3 The disease is most prevalent in children two to 15 years of age and in adults 30 to 59 years of age.3 Figure 14 shows the...

American Family Physician

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afp20050815p655.pdf

...can be managed with close monitoring, use of growth factors, or dose reductions. Depression also can be caused or exacerbated by these medicines and may require treatment with a selective serotonin reuptake inhibitor, comanagement with psychiatry, or cessation of pegylated...

American Family Physician

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afp20051015p1492.pdf

...www.aafp.org/afp Volume 72, Number 8 ◆ October 15, 2005 Evaluation of Syncope THOMAS H. MILLER, M.D., Southern Illinois University School of Medicine, Quincy, Illinois JERRY E. KRUSE, M.D., M.S.P.H., Southern Illinois University School of Medicine, Springfield, Illinois A...

American Family Physician

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afp20051015p1547.pdf

...October 15, 2005 ◆ Volume 72, Number 8 www.aafp.org/afp American Family Physician 1547 Hidradenitis Suppurativa: A Treatment Challenge NIPA SHAH, M.D., University of Illinois College of Medicine, Chicago, Illinois H idradenitis suppurativa (from the Greek hidros, sweat, and aden,...

American Family Physician

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afp20051215p2474.pdf

...2474 American Family Physician www.aafp.org/afp Volume 72, Number 12 ◆ December 15, 2005 Management of Staphylococcus aureus Infections DAVID M. BAMBERGER, M.D., and SARAH E. BOYD, M.D. University of Missouri-Kansas City, Kansas City, Missouri Approximately 20 percent of healthy...

American Family Physician

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afp20051215p2483.pdf

...December 15, 2005 ◆ Volume 72, Number 12 www.aafp.org/afp American Family Physician 2483 Urinary Tract Infection in Children BRIAN S. ALPER, M.D., M.S.P.H., and SARAH H. CURRY, M.D. University of Missouri-Columbia, Columbia, Missouri U ntil recently, the management of urinary...

American Family Physician

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afp20051215p2501.pdf

...December 15, 2005 ◆ Volume 72, Number 12 www.aafp.org/afp American Family Physician 2501 Treatment of Irritable Bowel Syndrome SUSAN K. HADLEY, M.D., Middlesex Hospital, Middletown, Connecticut STEPHEN M. GAARDER, PH.D., Applied Research Group, Middletown, Connecticut I rritable...

American Family Physician

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afp20060101p105.pdf

...106 American Family Physician www.aafp.org/afp Volume 73, Number 1 ◆ January 1, 2006 Cervical Abnormalities (HPV) infection (i.e., CIN 1) and failure to identify and treat lesions with true malig- nancy potential (i.e., CIN 2-3). The degree of certainty that the most...

American Family Physician

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afp20060101p72.pdf

...72 American Family Physician www.aafp.org/afp Volume 73, Number 1 ◆ January 1, 2006 Medications for Migraine Prophylaxis SEEMA MODI, M.D., and DIONNE M. LOWDER, PHARM.D., B.C.P.S. Brody School of Medicine at East Carolina University, Greenville, North Carolina R ecurrent...

American Family Physician

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afp20060101p83.pdf

...for Depression STUART J. RUPKE, M.D., DAVID BLECKE, M.DIV., M.S.W., and MARJORIE RENFROW, M.D. Michigan State University College of Human Medicine, East Lansing, Michigan A lthough approximately two thirds of patients with depression are treated successfully with medica- tion...

American Family Physician

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afp20060115p244.pdf

...244 American Family Physician www.aafp.org/afp Volume 73, Number 2 ◆ January 15, 2006 Initial Evaluation of Vertigo RONALD H. LABUGUEN, M.D., University of Southern California, Los Angeles, California O ne of the most common and frus- trating complaints patients bring to their...

American Family Physician

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afp20060115p271.pdf

...Therapy for the Patient with Newly Diagnosed HIV Infection ANN M. KHALSA, M.D., M.S.ED., University of Southern California, Keck School of Medicine, Los Angeles, California A s the prevalence of human immu- nodeficiency virus (HIV) contin- ues to increase,1,2 family physicians...

American Family Physician

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afp20060201p442.pdf

...M. NAWAL LUTFIYYA, PH.D., ERIC HENLEY, M.D., M.P.H., and LINDA F. CHANG, PHARM.D., M.P.H., B.C.P.S. University of Illinois College of Medicine at Rockford, Rockford, Illinois STEPHANIE WESSEL REYBURN, M.D., M.P.H., Mayo School of Graduate Medical Education, Rochester, Minnesota...

American Family Physician

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afp20060201p457.pdf

...Nonhormonal Therapies for Hot Flashes in Menopause DANA G. CARROLL, PHARM.D., B.C.P.S., University of Oklahoma-Tulsa College of Medicine, Tulsa, Oklahoma T he results of the Women’s Health Initiative (WHI) study1 of hor- mone therapy in postmenopausal women, published in 2002, have...

American Family Physician

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afp20060201p485.pdf

...Pancreatic Cancer: Diagnosis and Management ROBERT FREELOVE, M.D., Smoky Hill Family Medicine Residency Program, Salina, Kansas ANNE D. WALLING, M.B., Ch.B., University of Kansas School of Medicine-Wichita, Wichita, Kansas T he American Cancer Society esti- mated that 31,860...

American Family Physician

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afp20060301p841.pdf

...842 American Family Physician www.aafp.org/afp Volume 73, Number 5 ◆ March 1, 2006 phases: isovolumetric relaxation, caused by closure of the aortic valve to the mitral valve opening; early rapid ventricular filling located after the mitral valve open- ing; diastasis, a period of...

American Family Physician

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afp20060415p1411.pdf

...April 15, 2006 ◆ Volume 73, Number 8 www.aafp.org/afp American Family Physician 1411 Diagnosis and Treatment of Chlamydia trachomatis Infection KARL E. MILLER, M.D., University of Tennessee College of Medicine, Chattanooga, Tennessee T he incidence of chlamydial infec- tion in...

American Family Physician

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afp20060501p1558.pdf

...Hypertension in Children and Adolescents GREGORY B. LUMA, M.D., and ROSEANN T. SPIOTTA, M.D., Jamaica Hospital Medical Center Family Medicine Residency Program, New York, New York T he prevalence and rate of diagnosis of hypertension in children and adolescents appear to be increas-...

American Family Physician

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afp20060501p1573.pdf

...Opioid Addiction with Buprenorphine PAUL A. DONAHER, M.D., Galena, Maryland CHRISTOPHER WELSH, M.D., University of Maryland School of Medicine, Baltimore, Maryland A n estimated 898,000 adults in the United States are opioid depen- dent.1 Treating opioid dependence as a chronic...

American Family Physician

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afp20060501p1583.pdf

...Diagnosing Rhinitis: Allergic vs. Nonallergic DAVID M. QUILLEN, M.D., and DAVID B. FELLER, M.D. University of Florida Family Medicine Residency Program, Gainesville, Florida R hinitis is an inflammation of the nasal mucosa. Associated clini- cal symptoms include excessive mucus...

American Family Physician

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afp20060501p1591.pdf

...Testosterone Treatments: Why, When, and How? KATHERINE MARGO, M.D., University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania ROBERT WINN, M.D., Jefferson Medical College, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania I n the United States, approximately 43 percent of women and 31...

American Family Physician

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afp20060515p1748.pdf

...Hematuria in Adults MARY M. MCDONALD, M.D., DANIEL SWAGERTY, M.D., M.P.H., and LOUIS WETZEL, M.D. University of Kansas School of Medicine, Kansas City, Kansas T he prevalence of asymptomatic microscopic hematuria in adults ranges from 0.19 to 21 percent.1 The range is wide...

American Family Physician

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afp20060515p1761.pdf

...Evaluation and Treatment of the Child with Febrile Seizure JAMES S. MILLAR, M.D., University of Oklahoma-Tulsa College of Medicine, Tulsa, Oklahoma F ebrile seizures are common, with 2 to 5 percent of children in North America experiencing at least one; the majority (65 to 90...

American Family Physician

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afp20060515p1769.pdf

...May 15, 2006 ◆ Volume 73, Number 10 www.aafp.org/afp American Family Physician 1769 Downloaded from the American Family Physician Web site at www.aafp.org/afp. Copyright© 2006 American Academy of Family Physicians. For the private, noncommercial use of one individual user of the...

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afp20060515p1779.pdf

...Diagnosis and Treatment of Neisseria gonorrhoeae Infections KARL E. MILLER, M.D., University of Tennessee College of Medicine, Chattanooga Unit, Chattanooga, Tennessee N eisseria gonorrhoeae infections may present as a broad range of symptoms and can affect urogenital, anorectal,...

American Family Physician

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afp20060601p1971.pdf

...1972 American Family Physician www.aafp.org/afp Volume 73, Number 11 ◆ June 1, 2006 Peripheral Vascular Disease SORT: KEY RECOMMENDATIONS FOR PRACTICE Clinical recommendation Evidence rating References The most reliable physical findings of PVD are diminished or absent...

American Family Physician

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afp20060701p105.pdf

...determines that women delay starting hor- monal contraceptives until the next menses, until a certain number of weeks have passed after childbirth, or until a breastfeeding infant is weaned. In addition, many physi- cians delay prescribing contraceptives for women who have not had a...

American Family Physician

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afp20060701p115.pdf

...116 American Family Physician www.aafp.org/afp Volume 74, Number 1 ◆ July 1, 2006 Musculoskeletal Pain in Children sort: Key reCoMMendAtions for PrACtiCe Clinical recommendation Evidence rating References CBC and ESR tests are recommended for children with chronic joint...

American Family Physician

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afp20060701p125.pdf

...Dermatitis: An Overview ROBERT A. SCHWARTZ, M.D., M.P.H., CHRISTOPHER A. JANUSZ, M.D., and CAMILA K. JANNIGER, M.D. University of Medicine and Dentistry at New Jersey-New Jersey Medical School, Newark, New Jersey S eborrheic dermatitis can affect patients from infancy to old...

American Family Physician

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afp20060701p86.pdf

...July 1, 2006 ◆ Volume 74, Number 1 www.aafp.org/afp American Family Physician 87 Urinary Calculi have a mixed composition, with one type of crystal becoming a nidus for heterogeneous crystallization. Acute Episodes: Diagnosis and Treatment Most renal calculi do not cause...

American Family Physician

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afp20060801p420.pdf

...Pertussis: A Disease Affecting All Ages DAVID S. GREGORY, M.D., Lynchburg Family Medicine Residency, Lynchburg, Virginia B ordetella pertussis, a highly com- municable gram-negative coccoba- cillus, causes pertussis (whooping cough). B. pertussis is an exclu- sively human...

American Family Physician

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afp20060801p429.pdf

...430 American Family Physician www.aafp.org/afp Volume 74, Number 3 ◆ August 1, 2006 but also surgery for bowel obstruction or diseases of the female reproductive tract.6,7 If there are symptoms, they usually are vague, nonspecific, and organ-related, causing relatively long...

American Family Physician

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afp20060801p437.pdf

...438 American Family Physician www.aafp.org/afp Volume 74, Number 3 ◆ August 1, 2006 exercise and older Patients effective balance training methods support combina- tion programs that include progressive resistance train- ing. Emphasis on muscle power (how fast the muscle...

American Family Physician

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afp20060801p449.pdf

...450 American Family Physician www.aafp.org/afp Volume 74, Number 3 ◆ August 1, 2006 Antidepressant Discontinuation Syndrome serotonin with abrupt withdrawal of an SSRI.15 This deficiency is compounded by the fact that down-regulated receptors will remain in their relatively...

American Family Physician

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