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CDC Updates Recommendations for Contraceptive Use

December 15, 2016: Practice Guidelines

American Family Physician

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2017/0115/afp20170115p125.pdf

AAN Updates Guidelines on the Uses of Botulinum Neurotoxin

February 1, 2017: Practice Guidelines

American Family Physician

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2017/0201/afp20170201p198.pdf

AAP Releases Guideline on Brief Resolved Unexplained Events (BRUEs) and Evaluation of ...

March 1, 2017: Practice Guidelines

American Family Physician

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2017/0301/afp20170301p330.pdf

Management of Chronic Pain and Opioid Misuse: A Position Paper from the AAFP

April 1, 2017: Practice Guidelines

American Family Physician

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2017/0401/afp20170401p458.pdf

<FFFC>SIDS and Safe Sleeping Environments for Infants: AAP Updates Recommendations

June 15, 2017: Practice Guidelines

American Family Physician

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2017/0615/afp20170615p806.pdf

Use of Media by School-Aged Children and Adolescents: A Policy Statement from the AAP

July 1, 2017: Practice Guidelines

American Family Physician

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2017/0701/afp20170701p56.pdf

Cerumen Impaction: An Updated Guideline from the AAO-HNSF

August 1, 2017: Practice Guidelines

American Family Physician

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2017/0815/afp20170815p263.pdf

Newly Detected Atrial Fibrillation: AAFP Updates Guideline on Pharmacologic Management

September 1, 2017: Practice Guidelines

American Family Physician

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2017/0901/afp20170901p332.pdf

Reflux-Cough Syndrome: Management Guidelines from the ACCP

October 15, 2017: Practice Guidelines

American Family Physician

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2017/1101/afp20171101p611.pdf

Spondyloarthritis: NICE Releases Guidelines on Diagnosis and Treatment

December 1, 2017: Practice Guidelines

American Family Physician

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2017/1115/afp20171115p677.pdf

Acute Gout: ACP Provides Guideline on Diagnosis

November 15, 2017: Practice Guidelines

American Family Physician

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2017/1201/afp20171201p746.pdf

Preventive Pediatric Health Care: Updated Recommendations from the AAP

December 1, 2017: Practice Guidelines

American Family Physician

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2017/1215/afp20171215p814.pdf

ACOG Releases Guidelines on Management of Abnormal Uterine Bleeding Associated with ...

June 15, 2014 Practice Guidelines

American Family Physician

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2014/0615/afp20140615p987.pdf

ACOG Releases Guideline on Gestational Diabetes

September 15, 2014 Practice Guidelines

American Family Physician

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2014/0915/afp20140915p416.pdf

ACIP Releases 2015 Adult Immunization Schedule

February 15, 2015 Practice Guidelines

American Family Physician

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2015/0215/afp20150215p264.pdf

ACIP Releases 2015 Childhood Immunization Schedules

February 1, 2015 Practice Guidelines

American Family Physician

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2015/0215/afp20150215p265.pdf

ACP Provides Guidance on Screening Pelvic Examination in Women

May 1, 2015 Practice Guidelines

American Family Physician

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2015/0515/afp20150515p732.pdf

Diagnosis and Nonsurgical Treatment of DDH in Infants Up to Six Months of Age: ...

August 1, 2015 Practice Guidelines

American Family Physician

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2015/0615/afp20150615p882.pdf

Prevention of Recurrent Nephrolithiasis: Dietary and Pharmacologic Options Recommended ...

August 15, 2015 Practice Guidelines

American Family Physician

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2015/0815/afp20150815p311.pdf

ACOG Releases Recommendations on Screening for Perinatal Depression

October 15, 2015 Practice Guidelines

American Family Physician

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2015/1001/afp20151001p648.pdf

Reducing Obstetric Hemorrhage: Recommendations from the National Partnership for ...

October 15, 2015 Practice Guidelines

American Family Physician

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2015/1001/afp20151001p643.pdf

ACCP Provides Updated Recommendations on the Management of Somatic Cough Syndrome and ...

March 1, 2016 Practice Guidelines

American Family Physician

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2016/0301/afp20160301p416.pdf

Management of Group A Beta-Hemolytic Streptococcal Pharyngitis - American Family Physician

Apr 15, 2001 - Bacteria are responsible for approximately 5 to 10 percent of pharyngitis cases, with group A beta-hemolytic streptococci being the most common bacterial etiology. A positive rapid antigen detection test may be considered definitive evidence for treatment; a negative test should be ...

American Family Physician : Article

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2001/0415/p1557.html

The Homeless in America: Adapting Your Practice - American Family Physician

Oct 1, 2006 - In 2004, the National Guidelines Clearinghouse placed eight guidelines from the National Health Care for the Homeless Council on its Web site. Seven of the guidelines are on specific disease processes and one is on general care. In addition to straightforward clinical decision making, ...

American Family Physician : Article

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2006/1001/p1132.html

Using the CDC Guideline and Tools for Opioid Prescribing in Patients with Chronic Pain ...

Jun 15, 2016 - The new CDC guideline is intended to help clinicians decide whether and how to prescribe opioids for chronic pain; offer safer, more effective care for patients with chronic pain; improve clinician-patient communication; and prevent opioid use disorder and opioid-related overdose.

American Family Physician : Editorials

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2016/0615/p970.html

The Opioid Epidemic: AMA’s response - Editorials - American Family Physician

Jun 15, 2016 - With Lembke article and opioid PG

American Family Physician : Editorials

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2016/0615/p975.html

Eating Less Meat: A Healthy and Environmentally Responsible Dietary Choice - Editorials...

Mar 15, 2016 - What should physicians tell their patients about eating meat?

American Family Physician : Editorials

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2016/0315/p451.html

ART for HIV: Recommendations from the Interventional Antiviral Society-USA Panel

April 15, 2015 Practice Guidelines

American Family Physician

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2015/0601/afp20150601p788.pdf

ART for HIV: Recommendations from the Interventional Antiviral Society-USA Panel

Practice Guidelines

American Family Physician

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2015/0901/afp20150901od1.pdf

Strength of Recommendation Taxonomy (SORT): A Patient-Centered Approach to Grading ...

Feb 1, 2004 - A large number of taxonomies are used to rate the quality of an individual study and the strength of a recommendation based on a body of evidence. We have developed a new grading scale that will be used by several family medicine and primary care journals (required or optional), with ...

American Family Physician : Article

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2004/0201/p548.html

Common Hyperpigmentation Disorders in Adults: Part I. Diagnostic Approach, Cafe au Lait...

Nov 15, 2003 - The cause of hyperpigmentation usually is traced to the activity and presence of melanocytes. Cafe au lait macules may be solitary benign findings or may indicate the presence of neurofibromatosis with its associated complications. Diffuse hyperpigmentation should prompt a search for ...

American Family Physician : Article

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2003/1115/p1955.html

Preventing Cardiovascular Disease in Women - American Family Physician

Oct 15, 2006 - Cardiovascular disease (CVD) has been the primary cause of death in women for almost a century, and more women than men have died of CVD every year since 1984. Although CVD incidence can be reduced by adherence to a heart-healthy lifestyle and detection and treatment of major risk ...

American Family Physician : Article

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2006/1015/p1331.html

Counseling Women About Breast Cancer Screening - Editorials - American Family Physician

Apr 15, 2016 - Practical strategies can help family physicians and women in their 40s make more informed decisions about breast cancer screening.

American Family Physician : Editorials

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2016/0415/p652.html

Choosing Wisely

View Choosing Wisely guidelines.

Family Physician |AAFP Policies and Recommendations : Patient Care

https://www.aafp.org/family-physician/patient-care/clinical-recommendations/clinical-practice-guidelines/choosing-wisely.html

Clinical Preventive Services Recommendations

View all clinical preventive serivces recommendations.

Family Physician |AAFP Policies and Recommendations : Patient Care

https://www.aafp.org/family-physician/patient-care/clinical-recommendations/clinical-practice-guidelines/clinical-preventive-services-recommendations.html

Hepatitis A - American Family Physician

Jun 15, 2006 - The introduction of hepatitis A vaccines in 1995 led to a drop in the number of reported cases of hepatitis A and a shift to a higher percentage of cases occurring in older age groups. The hepatitis A virus survives for extended periods in the environment. Transmission primarily is ...

American Family Physician : Article

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2006/0615/p2162.html

AFP Goes Audio: Introducing the American Family Physician Podcast - Editorials - ...

Feb 1, 2016 - Podcasts are an increasingly important way to disseminate information to the medical community. We hope that many readers of AFP, the number one journal in primary care, will also become listeners.

American Family Physician : Editorials

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2016/0201/p174.html

More Nuanced Guidelines for Lipid Lowering to Prevent CVD - POEMs - American Family ...

Jan 1, 2016 - The authors of this guideline give a more nuanced and less aggressive approach to lipid lowering than other groups. For the primary prevention of CVD, check blood pressure and lipids (nonfasting is fine) to calculate the 10-year CVD risk. If greater than 12%, treat; if 12% or less, ...

American Family Physician : POEMs

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2016/0101/p59.html

Treatment of Ethylene Glycol Poisoning - American Family Physician

Sep 1, 2002 - Ingestion of ethylene glycol may be an important contributor in patients with metabolic acidosis of unknown cause and subsequent renal failure. Expeditious diagnosis and treatment will limit metabolic toxicity and decrease morbidity and mortality. Ethylene glycol poisoning should be ...

American Family Physician : Article

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2002/0901/p807.html

Chewing Gum for Postoperative Recovery of Gastrointestinal Function - Cochrane for ...

Dec 1, 2015 - Having patients chew gum reduces the time to first flatus and time to first bowel movement, as well as the length of hospitalization by about half a day.

American Family Physician : Cochrane for Clinicians

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2015/1201/p974.html

Tricyclic Antidepressants for the Treatment of ADHD in Children and Adolescents - ...

Sep 1, 2015 - TCAs, specifically desipramine and nortriptyline (Pamelor), are superior to placebo at reducing ADHD symptoms in the short term (two to six weeks); however, the quality of evidence is low. Increased heart rate and diastolic blood pressure may be noted with treatment.

American Family Physician : Cochrane for Clinicians

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2015/0901/p352.html

JNC 8: Relaxing the Standards - Editorials - American Family Physician

Oct 1, 2014 - The Eighth Joint National Committee (JNC 8) recently issued the most anticipated hypertension guideline in some time. The most significant change in the JNC 8 guideline is relaxation of the systolic and diastolic blood pressure goals for adults 60 years and older. As a result of the new...

American Family Physician : Editorials

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2014/1001/p449.html

Psychological Interventions for Medically Unexplained Physical Symptoms - Cochrane for ...

Dec 1, 2015 - Psychological therapy, specifically cognitive behavior therapy (CBT), has been shown to reduce the severity of medically unexplained physical symptoms in patients with somatoform disorders. The effect is small to moderate in magnitude, but in these studies CBT was as acceptable as usual...

American Family Physician : Cochrane for Clinicians

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2015/1201/p975.html

October 2021 - American Family Physician

...Practice Guidelines: Neonatal Resuscitation: Updated Guidelines from the American Heart Association Noa C. Hammer; John J. Koch; Hilary C. Hopkins Practice Guidelines: Venous Thromboembolism: Management Guidelines from the American Society of Hematology Michael J. Arnold...

American Family Physician

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

The Epley Maneuver for Treatment of Benign Paroxysmal Positional Vertigo - Cochrane for...

Aug 1, 2015 - Treatment with the Epley maneuver resolves benign paroxysmal positional vertigo better than sham therapy or control. Minor adverse effects are uncommon.

American Family Physician : Cochrane for Clinicians

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2015/0801/p184.html

Care of a Transgender Adolescent - Curbside Consultation - American Family Physician

Jul 15, 2015 - Although the actual number may be higher, research estimates that approximately 700,000 Americans are transgender. Many in this population have inadequate insurance to cover appropriate health care. Primary care clinicians treat transgender patients in their practices, and although not ...

American Family Physician : Curbside Consultation

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2015/0715/p142.html

Pharmacogenetic Testing—An Unfulfilled Promise - Editorials - American Family Physician

Oct 1, 2015 - Family physicians should not naively accept a new technology because it is the latest trend. We need to assess the clinical utility of potential applications of genetic information, adopting them when they improve patient-oriented outcomes and avoiding them when they simply add costs ...

American Family Physician : Editorials

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2015/1001/p558.html

Anemia in Children - American Family Physician

Oct 15, 2001 - Anemia in children is commonly encountered by the family physician. Multiple causes exist, but with a thorough history, a physical examination and limited laboratory evaluation a specific diagnosis can usually be established. The use of the mean corpuscular volume to classify the anemia...

American Family Physician : Article

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2001/1015/p1379.html

Pharmacologic Therapy for Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease in Children - Cochrane for ...

Sep 1, 2015 - Among infants younger than 12 months diagnosed with GERD, weak evidence supports the use of proton pump inhibitors (PPIs) and histamine H2 antagonists. Among children 12 months and older, studies have shown moderate benefit from PPIs and weak benefit from H2 antagonists for providing ...

American Family Physician : Cochrane for Clinicians

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2015/0901/p351.html

What to Do at Well-Child Visits: The AAFP’s Perspective - Editorials - American Family ...

Mar 15, 2015 - Well-child visits provide the best opportunities to deliver evidence-based preventive services. Family physicians have limited time at these visits and therefore should prioritize preventive services that have strong evidence of net benefit.

American Family Physician : Editorials

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2015/0315/p362.html

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