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No Benefit to Addition of Stenting for Treatment of Atherosclerotic Renal Artery ...

Apr 1, 2014 - In patients with severe atherosclerotic renal artery stenosis and hypertension or chronic kidney disease, renal artery stenting does not provide an additional benefit when added to comprehensive medical therapy that includes blood pressure and diabetes mellitus management, and ...

American Family Physician : POEMs

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2014/0401/p576.html

Corticosteroids for the Treatment of Sore Throat - Cochrane for Clinicians - American ...

Jan 1, 2014 - In adults with suspected bacterial pharyngitis who require antibiotic therapy, adding a corticosteroid may increase the likelihood of complete pain resolution at 24 hours. Further study is needed to assess the safety of corticosteroids and whether they can be recommended for presumed ...

American Family Physician : Cochrane for Clinicians

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2014/0101/p14.html

Evaluation and Treatment of ADHD - American Family Physician

Sep 1, 2001 - Symptoms of attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) are present in as many as 9 percent of school-age children. ADHD-specific questionnaires can help determine whether children meet diagnostic criteria for the disorder. The recommended evaluation also includes documenting the ...

American Family Physician : Article

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2001/0901/p817.html

August 2021 - American Family Physician

...Practice Guidelines: Management of Gout: Update from the American College of Rheumatology MaryAnn Dakkak; Howard Lanney Practice Guidelines: Iron Deficiency Anemia: Guidelines from the American Gastroenterological Association Kento Sonoda Available Online and in the...

American Family Physician

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2021/0800/

What's New in Childhood Vaccines - Editorials - American Family Physician

Feb 1, 2014 - Recommending and providing childhood vaccines is a vital part of a family physician's role in delivering health care to our youth. This editorial reviews several changes in childhood vaccines in the past two years.

American Family Physician : Editorials

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2014/0201/p153.html

Common Infections in Older Adults - American Family Physician

Jan 15, 2001 - Infectious diseases account for one third of all deaths in people 65 years and older. Early detection is more difficult in the elderly because the typical signs and symptoms, such as fever and leukocytosis, are frequently absent. A change in mental status or decline in function may be ...

American Family Physician : Article

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2001/0115/p257.html

Treatment of Otitis Media with Perforated Tympanic Membrane - FPIN's Clinical Inquiries...

Apr 15, 2009 - Acute otitis media with tympanic membrane perforation in children should be treated with an oral antibiotic.

American Family Physician : FPIN's Clinical Inquiries

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2009/0415/p650.html

Impact of Industry Sponsorship on Research Outcomes - Cochrane for Clinicians - ...

Dec 1, 2013 - Are research studies sponsored by industry more likely to have favorable results and conclusions than studies without industry sponsorship?

American Family Physician : Cochrane for Clinicians

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2013/1201/p746.html

Recognition and Management of Hereditary Hemochromatosis - American Family Physician

Mar 1, 2002 - Hereditary hemochromatosis is the most common inherited single-gene disorder in people of northern European descent. It is characterized by increased intestinal absorption of iron, with deposition of the iron in multiple organs. Previously, the classic description was combined diabetes ...

American Family Physician : Article

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2002/0301/p853.html

Optimal Antibiotic Regimen for Treating Lower UTI in Children - Cochrane for Clinicians...

Nov 1, 2013 - For the afebrile child with a UTI, a short course (three to seven days) of antibiotics is as effective at preventing the recurrence of symptomatic UTI as a long course (seven to 10 days). There is no clear evidence of superiority for any one antibiotic regimen.

American Family Physician : Cochrane for Clinicians

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2013/1101/p577.html

Choosing Wisely: More Good Clinical Recommendations to Improve Health Care Quality and ...

Aug 1, 2013 - The Choosing Wisely campaign provides key clinical recommendations for physicians and patients that promote best practices and help avoid unnecessary medical interventions.

American Family Physician : Editorials

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2013/0801/p164.html

Should Children with Acute Otitis Media Routinely be Treated with Antibiotics? No: Most...

Oct 1, 2013 - The evidence supports the use of antibiotics only in certain clinical situations and avoidance of antibiotics in certain children with AOM.

American Family Physician : Editorials: Controversies in Family Medicine

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2013/1001/od2.html

July 2021 - American Family Physician

...Practice Guidelines: Treatment of Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease: Guidelines from the VA/DoD Michael J. Arnold; Andrew Buelt Practice Guidelines: Treatment of Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease Exacerbations: Guidelines from the American Academy of Family Physicians...

American Family Physician

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

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

February 1, 2021 - American Family Physician

...Practice Guidelines: Chronic Pelvic Pain in Women: ACOG Updates Recommendations Michael J. Arnold; Alexandra T. Osgood; Alexis Aust Available Online and in the Mobile App Edition Patient Information Sexual Assault of Women - Free Full Text Letters to the Editor...

American Family Physician

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

Evaluation of Asymptomatic Microscopic Hematuria in Adults - American Family Physician

Sep 15, 1999 - In patients without significant urologic symptoms, microscopic hematuria is occasionally detected on routine urinalysis. At present, routine screening of all adults for microscopic hematuria with dipstick testing is not recommended because of the intermittent occurrence of this finding ...

American Family Physician : Article

https://www.aafp.org/afp/1999/0915/p1143.html

Managing Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia - American Family Physician

Jul 1, 2002 - Medical and surgical options for the treatment of benign prostatic hyperplasia have expanded in recent years. Saw palmetto, the most widely used complementary medication, is less effective than standard medical therapy but has fewer side effects. Although non-selective alpha blockers ...

American Family Physician : Article

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2002/0701/p77.html

January 15, 2021 - American Family Physician

...Practice Guidelines: Osteoarthritis Management: Updated Guidelines from the American College of Rheumatology and Arthritis Foundation Andrew Buelt; Dusty Marie Narducci Available Online and in the Mobile App Edition Patient Information Hip Pain in Adults POEMs...

American Family Physician

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

June 15, 2021 - American Family Physician

...Practice Guidelines: Hypertension: New Guidelines from the International Society of Hypertension Andrew Buelt; Adrienne Richards; Andre L. Jones Available Online and in the Mobile App Edition U.S. Preventive Services Task Force: Interventions for Tobacco Smoking Cessation in...

American Family Physician

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2021/0615/

Osteoporosis: Part I. Evaluation and Assessment - American Family Physician

Mar 1, 2001 - Osteoporosis afflicts 75 million persons in the United States, Europe and Japan and results in more than 1.3 million fractures annually in the United States. Because osteoporosis is usually asymptomatic until a fracture occurs, family physicians must identify the appropriate timing and ...

American Family Physician : Article

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2001/0301/p897.html

Diagnosis and Management of Malignant Melanoma - American Family Physician

Apr 1, 2001 - The incidence of malignant melanoma has increased in recent years more than that of any other cancer in the United States. About one in 70 people will develop melanoma during their lifetime. Family physicians should be aware that a patient with a changing mole, an atypical mole or ...

American Family Physician : Article

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2001/0401/p1359.html

February 15, 2021 - American Family Physician

...Practice Guidelines: ACIP Approves 2021 Adult and Child/ Adolescent Immunization Schedules Pamela G. Rockwell Practice Guidelines: Exercise-Associated Hyponatremia: Updated Guidelines from the Wilderness Medical Society Christopher E. Jonas; Michael J. Arnold Available...

American Family Physician

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2021/0215/

June 1, 2021 - American Family Physician

...Practice Guidelines: Chronic Kidney Disease in Diabetes: Guidelines from KDIGO Kamlesh Khunti; Ian H. de Boer; Peter Rossing Available Online and in the Mobile App Edition Patient Information Having A Baby Outside of a Hospital: What You Need to Know - Free Full Text...

American Family Physician

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2021/0601/

Effect of Cocoa on Blood Pressure - Cochrane for Clinicians - American Family Physician

Apr 1, 2013 - Consuming 50 g of cocoa daily will lower blood pressure 2 to 3 mm Hg on average in adults with hypertension. Evidence of improved patient-oriented outcomes does not exist.

American Family Physician : Cochrane for Clinicians

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2013/0401/p484.html

Should Family Physicians Screen for Vitamin D Deficiency? Yes: Targeted Screening in ...

Apr 15, 2013 - Although it is not time for general population-based screening for vitamin D deficiency, we should focus on screening populations at risk of or who have osteoporosis.

American Family Physician : Editorials: Controversies in Family Medicine

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2013/0415/od1.html

March 1, 2021 - American Family Physician

...Practice Guidelines: Colonoscopy Follow-up: U.S. Multi-Society Task Force on Colorectal Cancer Updates Recommendations Brian Ford Available Online and in the Mobile App Edition Medicine by the Numbers: Antiplatelet Agents for Preventing Early Recurrence of Ischemic Stroke or...

American Family Physician

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2021/0301/

January 1, 2021 - American Family Physician

...Practice Guidelines: Testosterone Therapy for Age-Related Low Testosterone: Guidelines from the ACP Andrew Buelt Available Online and in the Mobile App Edition Medicine by the Numbers: Effectiveness of Alarm Therapy in the Treatment of Nocturnal Enuresis in Children Drew...

American Family Physician

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

Correction - Corrections - American Family Physician

Apr 1, 2013 - ...Corrected footnote in immunization schedules. The Practice Guidelines ACIP Releases 2013 Immunization Schedules (February 1, 2013, p. 204) contained an error in footnote 13 of the recommended immunization schedule for persons aged 0 through 18 years and the catch-up immunization...

American Family Physician : Corrections

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2013/0401/od2.html

Update on Pharmacologic Treatment for Rhinosinusitis - Letters to the Editor - American...

Feb 15, 2013 - ...1. Chow AW, et al. IDSA clinical practice guideline for acute bacterial rhinosinusitis in children and adults. Clin Infect Dis. 2012;54(8):e72–e112. Read the full article. Get immediate access, anytime, anywhere. Choose a single article, issue, or full-access subscription. Earn up...

American Family Physician : Letter

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2013/0215/p238.html

Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder: Management - American Family Physician

Oct 15, 2001 - Attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) is the most common psychiatric disorder of childhood and often persists into adulthood. ADHD is a neurophysiologic disorder defined in behavioral terms and associated with significant morbidity in the realms of social and academic success,...

American Family Physician : Article

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2001/1015/p1355.html

Updated Recommendations from the World Professional Association for Transgender Health ...

Jan 15, 2013 - The health care of transgender persons has begun moving out of the shadows and into the spotlight; as transgender health care moves into the mainstream, primary care physicians will be increasingly called upon to provide compassionate and individualized care to this diverse community.

American Family Physician : Editorials

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2013/0115/p89.html

May 15, 2021 - American Family Physician

...Practice Guidelines: Key Potentially Inappropriate Drugs in Pediatrics: The KIDs List Michael J. Arnold Available Online and in the Mobile App Edition POEMs Screening Smokers for Lung Cancer with Low-Dose CT Decreases Lung Cancer Mortality SGLT2 Inhibitors Improve...

American Family Physician

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

Colorectal Cancer: Risk Factors and Recommendations for Early Detection - American ...

Jun 1, 1999 - Spurred by mounting evidence that the detection and treatment of early-stage colorectal cancers and adenomatous polyps can reduce mortality, Medicare and some other payors recently authorized reimbursement for colorectal cancer screening in persons at average risk for this malignancy. A...

American Family Physician : Article

https://www.aafp.org/afp/1999/0601/p3083.html

Physical Training for Patients with Asthma - Cochrane for Clinicians - American Family ...

Mar 1, 2013 - Physical training lasting for at least 20 to 30 minutes, two to three times a week for at least six weeks, improves physical fitness in patients with asthma. Physical training is not associated with worsening of asthma symptoms, and it improves health-related quality of life.

American Family Physician : Cochrane for Clinicians

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2013/0301/p313.html

May 1, 2021 - American Family Physician

...Practice Guidelines: Eosinophilic Esophagitis: Management Guidelines from the AGA and JTF Michael J. Arnold Available Online and in the Mobile App Edition Medicine by the Numbers: Ibuprofen vs. Acetaminophen for Fever or Pain in Children Younger Than Two Years Brit Long;...

American Family Physician

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

Valvular Heart Disease: Review and Update - American Family Physician

Jun 1, 2001 - People with valvular heart disease are living longer, with less morbidity, than ever before. Advances in surgical techniques and a better understanding of timing for surgical intervention account for increased rates of survival. Echocardiography remains the gold standard for diagnosis ...

American Family Physician : Article

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2001/0601/p2201.html

AFP Documents with Keyword: Prenatal Care - American Family Physician

...Sep 15, 2008 Issue ACOG Guidelines on Psychiatric Medication Use During Pregnancy and Lactation [Practice Guidelines] The American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG) has released guidelines on psychiatric medication used by women during pregnancy and lactation. The...

American Family Physician

https://www.aafp.org/afp/viewRelatedDocumentsByKeyword.htm?keywordId=2425&page=8

March 15, 2021 - American Family Physician

...Practice Guidelines: Medications for Smoking Cessation: Guidelines from the American Thoracic Society MaryAnn Dakkak Available Online and in the Mobile App Edition Patient Information Managing Pain in Labor - Free Full Text Letters to the Editor Clinical...

American Family Physician

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

AFP Documents with Keyword: Fluid and Electrolytes - American Family Physician

...Aug 15, 2019 Issue Maintenance Intravenous Fluids in Children: AAP Provides Recommendations [Practice Guidelines] The American Academy of Pediatrics has created an evidence-based guideline recommending the use of isotonic fluids for patients 28 days to 18 years of age to reduce...

American Family Physician

https://www.aafp.org/afp/viewRelatedDocumentsByKeyword.htm?keywordId=2329

April 15, 2021 - American Family Physician

...Practice Guidelines: Dyslipidemia Management for Cardiovascular Disease Prevention: Guidelines from the VA/DoD Michael J. Arnold; Andrew Buelt Available Online and in the Mobile App Edition Patient Information Hypermobile Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome and Hypermobility Spectrum...

American Family Physician

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

Diagnostic Evaluation of Urinary Incontinence in Geriatric Patients - American Family ...

Jun 1, 1998 - In most cases, the evaluation of urinary incontinence requires only a history, a physical examination, urinalysis and measurement of postvoid residual urine volume. The initial purposes of the evaluation are to identify conditions requiring referral or specialized work-up and to detect ...

American Family Physician : Article

https://www.aafp.org/afp/1998/0601/p2675.html

AFP Documents with Keyword: Prenatal Care - American Family Physician

...Aug 15, 2007 Issue ACOG Releases Guidelines on the Use of SSRIs During Pregnancy [Practice Guidelines] New guidelines on the use of selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRIs) during pregnancy are available from the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG)....

American Family Physician

https://www.aafp.org/afp/viewRelatedDocumentsByKeyword.htm?keywordId=2425&page=9

April 1, 2021 - American Family Physician

...Practice Guidelines: Obstructive Sleep Apnea and Chronic Insomnia Disorder: Updated Guidelines from the VA/DoD Joanna Drowos Available Online and in the Mobile App Edition POEMs Three Strategies Are Effective in Managing Patients with Medication Overuse Headaches...

American Family Physician

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2021/0401/

ACS/ASCCP/ASCP Guidelines for the Early Detection of Cervical Cancer - Editorials - ...

Sep 15, 2012 - The American Cancer Society (ACS), the American Society for Colposcopy and Cervical Pathology (ASCCP), and the American Society for Clinical Pathology (ASCP) recently published updated recommendations for the early detection of cervical cancer. The guidelines are based on a systematic ...

American Family Physician : Editorials

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2012/0915/p501.html

Insulin for Glycemic Control in Acute Ischemic Stroke - Cochrane for Clinicians - ...

Dec 1, 2012 - Administering insulin to maintain glycemic control does not improve the rates of mortality or dependency, or the final neurologic outcome after an acute ischemic stroke. Additionally, in randomized controlled trials, patients in the intervention groups (those under tight glycemic ...

American Family Physician : Cochrane for Clinicians

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2012/1201/p1008.html

AFP Documents with Keyword: Hypertension - American Family Physician

...Nov 15, 2019 Issue Gestational Hypertension and Preeclampsia: A Practice Bulletin from ACOG [Practice Guidelines] Globally, hypertensive disorders of pregnancy are one of the main causes of maternal death. The American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists has released a...

American Family Physician

https://www.aafp.org/afp/viewRelatedDocumentsByKeyword.htm?keywordId=2361&page=1

AFP Documents with Keyword: Hypertension - American Family Physician

...Oct 1, 2005 Issue New AHA Recommendations for Blood Pressure Measurement [Practice Guidelines] The American Heart Association (AHA) has published a new set of recommendations for the measurement of blood pressure to increase accuracy of clinic readings, and in recognition of...

American Family Physician

https://www.aafp.org/afp/viewRelatedDocumentsByKeyword.htm?keywordId=2361&page=8

January 1, 2020 - American Family Physician

...Practice Guidelines: Beers Criteria for Inappropriate Medication Use in Older Patients: An Update from the AGS Lisa M. Croke Available Online and in the Mobile App Edition Medicine by the Numbers: Branched-chain Amino Acids for Patients with Hepatic Encephalopathy Ahmed...

American Family Physician

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

Guideline for the Management of Heart Failure Caused by Systolic Dysfunction: Part I. ...

Sep 1, 2001 - Over the past decade, the conceptual understanding of heart failure has changed significantly. Several large clinical trials have demonstrated that pharmacologic interventions can dramatically reduce the morbidity and mortality associated with heart failure. These trials have extended ...

American Family Physician : Article

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2001/0901/p769.html

AFP Documents with Keyword: Prenatal Care - American Family Physician

...Oct 15, 2004 Issue First-Trimester Screening for Genetic Defects [Practice Guidelines] Oct 1, 2004 Issue Blunt Trauma in Pregnancy [Article] Trauma is the most common cause of nonobstetric death among pregnant women in the United States. Motor vehicle crashes, domestic...

American Family Physician

https://www.aafp.org/afp/viewRelatedDocumentsByKeyword.htm?keywordId=2425&page=11

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