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Appetite Suppressants as Adjuncts for Weight Loss

...lose weight at any given time.1 Prescription weight loss medications may be appropriate for use in patients without comorbidities (e.g., hypertension, diabetes mellitus, hyper- lipidemia) who have a body mass index of 30 kg per m2 or greater, and in patients with comorbidities who...

American Family Physician

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2011/0401/afp20110401od1.pdf

Appetite Suppressants as Adjuncts for Weight Loss - FPIN's Clinical Inquiries - ...

Apr 1, 2011 - Phentermine and diethylpropion are appetite suppressants approved for use in the United States as adjuncts in the treatment of obesity. These agents demonstrate a modest weight loss benefit when combined with dietary modifications and exercise.

American Family Physician : FPIN's Clinical Inquiries

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2011/0401/od1.html

Applying the "Theory of Constraints" to Solve Your Practice's Most Vexing Problem -- FPM

Oct 1, 2014 - What stands in the way of your practice achieving its goal?

Family Practice Management : Articles

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2014/0900/p18.html

Approach to Acute Headache in Adults - American Family Physician

May 15, 2013 - Approximately one-half of the adult population worldwide is affected by a headache disorder. The International Headache Society classification and diagnostic criteria can help physicians differentiate primary headaches (e.g., tension, migraine, cluster) from secondary headaches (e.g., ...

American Family Physician : Article

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2013/0515/p682.html

Appropriate Aspirin Use for Primary Prevention of Cardiovascular Disease

...Poorly controlled hypertension (risk of intracranial bleeding) Editorials 1386 American Family Physician www.aafp.org/afp Volume 83, Number 12 ◆ June 15, 2011 should be cautioned against this practice until the benefit outweighs the risk. The factor most strongly associated...

American Family Physician

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2011/0615/afp20110615p1380.pdf

Appropriate Aspirin Use for Primary Prevention of Cardiovascular Disease - Editorials: ...

Jun 15, 2011 - The factor most strongly associated with appropriate aspirin use is a conversation between the patient and physician. The National Committee for Quality Assurance has proposed that health plans measure their members' use of aspirin, as well as the extent to which physicians discuss ...

American Family Physician : Editorials: Controversies in Family Medicine

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2011/0615/p1380.html

Appropriate Prescribing of Medications: An Eight-Step Approach - American Family Physician

Jan 15, 2007 - A systematic approach advocated by the World Health Organization can help minimize poor-quality and erroneous prescribing. This six-step approach to prescribing suggests that the physician should (1) evaluate and dearly define the patient's problem; (2) specify the therapeutic ...

American Family Physician : Article

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2007/0115/p231.html

Appropriate Use of Antibiotics for URIs in Children: Part II. Cough, Pharyngitis and ...

Oct 15, 1998 - This article summarizes the principles of judicious antimicrobial therapy for three of the five conditions--cough, pharyngitis, the common cold--that account for most of the outpatient use of these drugs in the United States. The principles governing the other two conditions, otitis ...

American Family Physician : Article

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Appropriate Use of Opioids for Chronic Pain - Lown Right Care: Reducing Overuse and ... Restricted content. Login required.

Sep 15, 2020 - A collaboration between AFP and the Lown Institute promotes a vision of delivering health care that is based on the evidence, balanced in its approach, and focused on the patient.

American Family Physician : Lown Right Care: Reducing Overuse and Underuse

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2020/0915/p335.html

Appropriate Use of Polypharmacy for Older Patients

...cocoa consumption an effective adjunctive therapy for adults with hypertension? Evidence-Based Answer 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

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2013/0401/afp20130401p483.pdf

Appropriate Use of Polypharmacy for Older Patients

...cocoa consumption an effective adjunctive therapy for adults with hypertension? Evidence-Based Answer 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

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2013/0401/afp20130401p484.pdf

April 1, 2010 - American Family Physician

...Blood Pressure Treatment Targets for Uncomplicated Hypertension Quynh Bui Effectiveness of B-Complex Vitamins for Prevention of Cardiovascular Events Clarissa Kripke Photo Quiz Chronic Productive Cough Ahmed H. Dessouki CME Quiz Commentary Letters to the...

American Family Physician

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April 1, 2014 - American Family Physician

...JNC 8 Report on Prevention, Evaluation, and Treatment of Hypertension David C. Slawson No Benefit to Addition of Stenting for Treatment of Atherosclerotic Renal Artery Stenosis Nita Shrikant Kulkarni Platelet-Rich Plasma May Minimally, If at All, Benefit Patients with...

American Family Physician

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April 1, 2014 - American Family Physician

...JNC 8 Report on Prevention, Evaluation, and Treatment of Hypertension David C. Slawson No Benefit to Addition of Stenting for Treatment of Atherosclerotic Renal Artery Stenosis Nita Shrikant Kulkarni Platelet-Rich Plasma May Minimally, If at All, Benefit Patients with...

American Family Physician

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

April 1, 2016 - American Family Physician

...Practice Guidelines: AHA/ATS Release Guidelines on the Diagnosis and Treatment of Pediatric Pulmonary Hypertension Jennifer Wilkes Available Online and in the Mobile App Edition Patient Information Preventing Drowning: What You Should Know Recurrent Urinary Tract...

American Family Physician

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April 1, 2016 - American Family Physician

...Practice Guidelines: AHA/ATS Release Guidelines on the Diagnosis and Treatment of Pediatric Pulmonary Hypertension Jennifer Wilkes Available Online and in the Mobile App Edition Patient Information Preventing Drowning: What You Should Know Recurrent Urinary Tract...

American Family Physician

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2016/0401

April 1, 2020 - American Family Physician

...Bedtime Instead of Morning Ingestion of Hypertension Medication Equals a Significantly Higher Reduction in Cardiovascular Disease Risk Five Days of Penicillin for Strep Throat Is Equal to 10 Days No Benefit to Routine Antipsychotic Use for Treatment or Prevention of Delirium...

American Family Physician

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April 15, 2013 - American Family Physician

...Diabetes: Treating Hypertension Sandeep Vijan Practice Guidelines AAN/AHS Update Recommendations for Migraine Prevention in Adults Carrie Armstrong Answering Clinical Questions Putting Prevention into Practice Screening for Intimate Partner Violence and Abuse of...

American Family Physician

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April 15, 2015 - American Family Physician

...ACE Inhibitors vs. ARBs for Primary Hypertension Irbert L. Vega Cultural Competence Education for Health Care Professionals Melanie Raffoul; Kenneth W. Lin Photo Quiz Red Rash on the Back Robert P. Lennon; Alexander R. Kim Curbside Consultation Counseling...

American Family Physician

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2015/0415/

April 15, 2017 - American Family Physician

...Severe Asymptomatic Hypertension: Evaluation and Treatment Robert Gauer Peritonsillar Abscess Nicholas J. Galioto Zika Virus: Common Questions and Answers Irogue I. Igbinosa; Ingrid B. Rabe; Titilope Oduyebo; Sonja A. Rasmussen Departments AAFP News: AFP Edition...

American Family Physician

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April 15, 2020 - American Family Physician

...AFP Clinical Answers: Hypertension, Pregnancy, Prostate Cancer, Short-Course Antibiotics, Anticonvulsants U.S. Preventive Services Task Force: Screening for Asymptomatic Bacteriuria in Adults: Recommendation Statement - Free Full Text Putting Prevention into Practice:...

American Family Physician

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Are Beta Blockers Effective First-line Treatments for Hypertension? - Cochrane for ...

Nov 1, 2007 - Current evidence does not support the use of beta blockers as initial therapy for hypertension.

American Family Physician : Cochrane for Clinicians

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2007/1101/p1306.html

Are Metered-Dose Inhalers with Holding Chambers Better Than Nebulizers for Treating ...

Jan 1, 2003 - In the emergency room, MDIs with holding chambers are as effective as nebulizers for delivering beta2 agonists to treat acute asthma in adults and children older than age two. There might be slightly less beta2 agonist–induced tachycardia in children when MDIs with holding chambers are ...

American Family Physician : Cochrane for Clinicians

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2003/0101/p62.html

Are Obese Physicians Effective at Providing Healthy Lifestyle Counseling? - Curbside ...

Mar 1, 2007 - More than 40 percent of American adults are classified as obese by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, and obesity is associated with many comorbidities (e.g., hypertension, type 2 diabetes, asthma, depression, orthopedic problems, sleep apnea).2 Physicians are not immune to...

American Family Physician : Curbside Consultation

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2007/0301/p738.html

Are Some Screening Tests Doing More Harm Than Good? - Editorials - American Family ...

Aug 1, 2007 - ...Next: Interventions to Improve Blood Pressure Control in Patients with Hypertension View the full table of contents >> Home / Journals / afp / Vol. 76/No. 3(August 1, 2007) / Editorials: Are Some Screening Tests Doing More Harm Than Good?...

American Family Physician : Editorials

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2007/0801/p351.html

Are You Ready for Maintenance of Certification? -- Family Practice Management

...ment modules to improve their knowledge of common medical problems. (See the example above.) The first two modules address diabe- tes and hypertension, and new topics will be added each year. The ABFP will be develop- ing specifications for the self-assessment mod- ules so that...

Family Practice Management

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2005/0100/fpm20050100p42.pdf

Are You Ready for Maintenance of Certification? -- FPM

Jan 1, 2005 - The new board recertification process has garnered mixed reviews from family physicians. Find out how it will impact you.

Family Practice Management : Articles

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2005/0100/p42.html

Aripiprazole vs. Other Atypical Antipsychotics for Schizophrenia - Cochrane for ...

Jun 1, 2010 - Aripiprazole is less effective in treating schizophrenia than olanzapine (Zyprexa), but has fewer metabolic and sedative adverse effects. There is no difference in effectiveness between aripiprazole and risperidone (Risperdal); however, aripiprazole may be associated with less dystonia,...

American Family Physician : Cochrane for Clinicians

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2010/0601/p1335.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/2015/1001/afp20151001p622.pdf

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

October 1, 2015 Cochrane for Clinicians

American Family Physician

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2015/1001/afp20151001p570.pdf

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

October 1, 2015 Cochrane for Clinicians

American Family Physician

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2015/1001/afp20151001p571.pdf

Arthritis and Joint Pain - American Family Physician

Jan 15, 2021 - This collection features AFP content on arthritis and joint pain, including arthritis, gout, knee osteoarthritis, monoarthritis, osteoarthritis, polyarticular joint pain, Reiter's syndrome, rheumatoid arthritis, septic arthritis, and shoulder osteoarthritis. This collection features AFP...

American Family Physician : AFP By Topic

https://www.aafp.org/afp/topicModules/viewTopicModule.htm?topicModuleId=77

Arthropod Bites - American Family Physician

Dec 15, 2013 - The phylum Arthropoda includes arachnids and insects. Although their bites typically cause only local reactions, some species are venomous or transmit disease. The two medically important spiders in the United States are widow spiders (Latrodectus), the bite of which causes intense ...

American Family Physician : Article

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2013/1215/p841.html

Aseptic and Bacterial Meningitis: Evaluation, Treatment, and Prevention

September 1, 2017:Date xx, xxxx

American Family Physician

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2017/0901/afp20170901p314.pdf

Aseptic and Bacterial Meningitis: Evaluation, Treatment, and Prevention - American ...

Sep 1, 2017 - The etiologies of meningitis range in severity from benign and self-limited to life-threatening with potentially severe morbidity. Bacterial meningitis is a medical emergency that requires prompt recognition and treatment. Mortality remains high despite the introduction of vaccinations ...

American Family Physician : Article

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2017/0901/p314.html

Ask FPM - Mar 2004 -- FPM

Mar 1, 2004 - ...of topics. These can focus on prevention, nutrition, exercise, smoking cessation or common conditions such as asthma, diabetes and hypertension. Some practices have a TV nook where educational videos are available for patients to choose to view. Nature programs, music and art videos...

Family Practice Management : Q&As

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2004/0300/p86.html

Aspirin for the Prevention of Cardiovascular Disease: Recommendation Statement - U.S. ...

Jun 15, 2011 - The U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) recommends the use of aspirin in men 45 to 79 years of age when the potential benefit of a reduction in myocardial infarctions (MIs) outweighs the potential harm of an increase in gastrointestinal (GI) hemorrhage.

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

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2011/0615/p1464.html

Aspirin for the Primary Prevention of Cardiovascular Events - Putting Prevention into ...

Nov 1, 2002 - Case study: ST is a 55-year-old man who you see regularly for hypertension and depression. He is overweight and sedentary, and his elder sister recently had a heart attack. He asks you whether he should take a daily aspirin, just in case.

American Family Physician : Putting Prevention into Practice

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2002/1101/p1737.html

Aspirin for the Primary Prevention of Cardiovascular Events - U.S. Preventive Services ...

May 15, 2002 - This statement summarizes the current U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) recommendations for aspirin in the primary prevention of cardiovascular events and the supporting scientific evidence.

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

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2002/0515/p2107.html

Aspirin Is as Safe and Effective as LMWH for Extended Thromboprophylaxis After Total ...

Dec 1, 2013 - Aspirin is as effective as dalteparin for extended thromboprophylaxis in patients who had total hip arthroplasty and had initially received 10 days of dalteparin prophylaxis postoperatively. Because of its relative safety, low cost, and easy administration, aspirin is an attractive ...

American Family Physician : POEMs

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2013/1201/p739.html

Aspirin Use for the Primary Prevention of Cardiovascular Disease and Colorectal Cancer

Putting Prevention into Practice

American Family Physician

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2016/1015/afp20161015p661.pdf

Aspirin Use for the Primary Prevention of Cardiovascular Disease and Colorectal Cancer ...

Oct 15, 2016 - S.L. is a 55-year-old man who presents to your office for a routine refill of his antihypertension medication. He also takes a statin and an antidepressant. Although he smokes, his blood pressure and cholesterol are well controlled. His history and physical examination are unremarkable.

American Family Physician : Putting Prevention into Practice

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2016/1015/p661.html

Aspirin Use for the Primary Prevention of Cardiovascular Disease and Colorectal Cancer:...

...risk factors: age, sex, race/ethnicity, total cholesterol level, high-density lipoprotein cholesterol level, systolic blood pressure, hypertension treatment, diabetes, and smoking. An online version of the ACC/ AHA risk calculator can be found at http://tools.acc.org/...

American Family Physician

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2016/1015/afp20161015od1.pdf

Aspirin Use for the Primary Prevention of Cardiovascular Disease and Colorectal Cancer:...

Oct 15, 2016 - The USPSTF recommends initiating low-dose aspirin use for the primary prevention of cardiovascular disease (CVD) and colorectal cancer (CRC) in adults aged 50 to 59 years who have a 10% or greater 10-year CVD risk, are not at increased risk for bleeding, have a life expectancy of at ...

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

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2016/1015/od1.html

Assembly Offers Readers Chance to Meet AFP Editors - Inside AFP - American Family ...

Sep 1, 2007 - ...documentation information (e.g., a coding frequency comparison worksheet) and office visit patient encounter forms (e.g., for diabetes, hypertension, sore throat). In addition, copies of AFP's Authors' Guide and the updated ICD-9 code tear-out reference from FPM will be available....

American Family Physician : Inside AFP

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2007/0901/p611.html

Assessing Bleeding Risk in Patients Taking Anticoagulants

August 15, 2017: Point-of-Care Guides

American Family Physician

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2017/1001/afp20171001p465.pdf

Assessing Bleeding Risk in Patients Taking Anticoagulants - Point-of-Care Guides - ...

Oct 1, 2017 - Family physicians are often faced with the dilemma of balancing the benefit of stroke prevention with the risk of major bleeding when deciding on anticoagulation treatment in patients with atrial fibrillation. Over the past 10 years, several decision support tools have been developed ...

American Family Physician : Point-of-Care Guides

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2017/1001/p465.html

Assessment and Treatment of Depression Following Myocardial Infarction - American ...

Aug 15, 2001 - Approximately 65 percent of patients with acute myocardial infarction report experiencing symptoms of depression. Major depression is present in 15 to 22 percent of these patients. Depression is an independent risk factor in the development of and mortality associated with ...

American Family Physician : Article

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2001/0815/p641.html

Assessment and Treatment of Depression Following Myocardial Infarction -- American ...

...as beta blockers and angiotensin- converting enzyme inhibitors following myocardial infarction, or in patients taking diuretics who have hypertension or conges- tive heart failure.25 The influence of TCAs on cardiac conduc- tion is similar to that of quinidine (Quina- glute) and...

American Family Physician

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2001/0815/afp20010815p641.pdf

Assessment of Asymptomatic Microscopic Hematuria in Adults

...of hematuria warrants a diagnostic workup. Dysmorphic red blood cells, cellular casts, protein- uria, elevated creatinine levels, or hypertension in the presence of microscopic hematuria should prompt concurrent nephrologic and urologic referral. The upper urinary tract is best...

American Family Physician

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2013/1201/afp20131201p747.pdf

Assessment of Asymptomatic Microscopic Hematuria in Adults - American Family Physician

Dec 1, 2013 - Although routine screening for bladder cancer is not recommended, microscopic hematuria is often incidentally discovered by primary care physicians. The American Urological Association has published an updated guideline for the management of asymptomatic microscopic hematuria, which is ...

American Family Physician : Article

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2013/1201/p747.html

Assessment of Microscopic Hematuria in Adults - American Family Physician

May 15, 2006 - Microscopic hematuria, a common finding on routine urinalysis of adults, is clinically significant when three to five red blood cells per high-power field are visible. Etiologies of microscopic hematuria range from incidental causes to life-threatening urinary tract neoplasm. The lack ...

American Family Physician : Article

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2006/0515/p1748.html

Asthma - American Family Physician

Oct 1, 2020 - This collection features AFP content on asthma and related issues, including allergens, beta agonists, chronic cough, exercise-induced bronchoconstriction, inhalers, and wheezing. This collection features AFP content on asthma and related issues, including allergens, beta agonists, ...

American Family Physician : AFP By Topic

https://www.aafp.org/afp/topicModules/viewTopicModule.htm?topicModuleId=3

Asthma Days: An Approach to Planned Asthma Care -- Family Practice Management

...efficiency and effectiveness. The principles outlined here could apply to any chronic disease, such as diabetes, heart failure and hypertension. While it is not the only way to provide excellent care for chronic diseases, it has performed very well in supporting the goals we’ve set...

Family Practice Management

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2004/1000/fpm20041000p43.pdf

Asthma Days: An Approach to Planned Asthma Care for Family Physicians -- FPM

Oct 1, 2004 - Find out how one practice has improved care and outcomes for its asthma patients and increased practice revenue at the same time.

Family Practice Management : Articles

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2004/1000/p43.html

Asthma Update: Part I. Diagnosis, Monitoring, and Prevention of Disease Progression - ...

Sep 1, 2004 - Despite increased scientific knowledge about asthma and improved therapeutic options, the disease continues to cause significant morbidity and mortality. The National Asthma Education and Prevention Program Expert Panel has updated its clinical guidelines on asthma medications, ...

American Family Physician : Article

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2004/0901/p893.html

Asthma Update: Part I. Diagnosis, Monitoring, and Prevention of Disease Progression - ...

...system to determine severity of the disease. Unlike diseases in which objec- tive numeric values are used to establish a diagnosis (e.g., hypertension, diabetes), asthma is a clinical diagnosis that incor- porates genetic predisposition and clinical symptoms with objective measures...

American Family Physician

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2004/0901/afp20040901p893.pdf

Asymptomatic Bacteriuria - American Family Physician Restricted content. Login required.

Jul 15, 2020 - Asymptomatic bacteriuria, defined as the presence of bacteria in the urine in the absence of urinary symptoms, is a common clinical finding that often warrants a decision about whether to initiate antimicrobial therapy. There are few indications to treat asymptomatic bacteriuria, and ...

American Family Physician : Article

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2020/0715/p99.html

Asymptomatic Bacteriuria in Adults - American Family Physician

Sep 15, 2006 - A common dilemma in clinical medicine is whether to treat asymptomatic patients who present with bacteria in their urine. There are few scenarios in which antibiotic treatment of asymptomatic bacteruria has been shown to improve patient outcomes. Because of increasing antimicrobial ...

American Family Physician : Article

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2006/0915/p985.html

Asymptomatic Microscopic Hematuria in Adults: Summary of the AUA Best Practice Policy ...

Mar 15, 2001 - The American Urological Association (AUA) convened the Best Practice Policy Panel on Asymptomatic Microscopic Hematuria to formulate policy statements and recommendations for the evaluation of asymptomatic microhematuria in adults. The recommended definition of microscopic hematuria is ...

American Family Physician : Article

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2001/0315/p1145.html

Asymptomatic Microscopic Hematuria in Adults: Summary of the AUA Best Practice Policy ...

...Negative for 3 years Persistent hematuria, hypertension, proteinuria, glomerular bleeding Gross hematuria, abnormal cytology, irritative voiding symptoms without infection Upper tract imaging High-risk patients Patient without conditions suggestive of primary renal...

American Family Physician

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2001/0315/afp20010315p1145.pdf

Asymptomatic Yellowish Papules - Photo Quiz - American Family Physician

Sep 1, 2006 - Photo Quiz presents readers with a clinical challenge based on a photograph or other image.

American Family Physician : Photo Quiz

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2006/0901/p807.html

At Home or Abroad, ALSO Training Improves Maternal Outcomes

The Advanced Life Support in Obstetrics program has helped improve maternal outcomes in other countries around the globe. Carl Olden, M.D., writes that now it's time to improve U.S. outcomes.

AAFP News : AAFP Leader Voices | AAFP News Blog : Blogs

https://www.aafp.org/news/blogs/leadervoices/entry/20171218lv-also.html

Atomoxetine for ADHD - STEPS - American Family Physician

Nov 1, 2003 - Atomoxetine is more effective than placebo for treating symptoms of ADHD in children and adults, based on short-term studies. Given safety concerns (growth retardation, potential adverse effects in slow metabolizers) and its high cost, atomoxetine should be considered only as an ...

American Family Physician : STEPS

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2003/1101/p1827.html

Atopic Dermatitis: A Review of Diagnosis and Treatment - American Family Physician

Sep 15, 1999 - Atopic dermatitis is a common, potentially debilitating condition that can compromise quality of life. Its most frequent symptom is pruritus. Attempts to relieve the itch by scratching simply worsen the rash, creating a vicious circle. Treatment should be directed at limiting itching, ...

American Family Physician : Article

https://www.aafp.org/afp/1999/0915/p1191.html

Atrial Fibrillation - American Family Physician

Nov 1, 2020 - This collection features AFP content on atrial fibrillation and related issues, including anticoagulation therapy, antiplatelet therapy, arrhythmias, and palpitations. This collection features AFP content on atrial fibrillation and related issues, including anticoagulation therapy, ...

American Family Physician : AFP By Topic

https://www.aafp.org/afp/topicModules/viewTopicModule.htm?topicModuleId=33

Atrial Fibrillation (Acute) - Clinical Evidence Handbook - American Family Physician

May 1, 2004 - What are the effects of interventions to prevent embolism? What are the effects of interventions for conversion to sinus rhythm? What are the effects of interventions to control heart rate?

American Family Physician : Clinical Evidence Handbook

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2004/0501/p2173.html

Atrial Fibrillation (Chronic) - Clinical Evidence Handbook - American Family Physician

Sep 1, 2007 - What are the effects of oral medical treatments to control heart rate in persons with chronic (longer than one week) nonvalvular atrial fibrillation? What is the effect of different treatment strategies for persons with persistent nonvalvular atrial fibrillation?

American Family Physician : Clinical Evidence Handbook

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2007/0901/p701.html

Atrial Fibrillation: Diagnosis and Treatment

...Longstanding hypertension Myocardial infarction Myocarditis Pericarditis Valvular disease Wolff-Parkinson-White syndrome Noncardiac Alcoholism Cor pulmonale Drug abuse Hyperthyroidism Pneumonia Pulmonary embolism Sleep apnea Table 3. Initial...

American Family Physician

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2011/0101/afp20110101p61.pdf

Atrial Fibrillation: Diagnosis and Treatment - American Family Physician

Jan 1, 2011 - Atrial fibrillation is the most common cardiac arrhythmia. It impairs cardiac function and increases the risk of stroke. The incidence of atrial fibrillation increases with age. Key treatment issues include deciding when to restore normal sinus rhythm, when to control rate only, and how...

American Family Physician : Article

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2011/0101/p61.html

Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder - American Family Physician

Nov 15, 2020 - This collection features AFP content on attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) and related issues, including the diagnosis, evaluation, and treatment of adults and children with ADHD. This collection features AFP content on attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) and ...

American Family Physician : AFP By Topic

https://www.aafp.org/afp/topicModules/viewTopicModule.htm?topicModuleId=68

Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder: AAP Updates Guideline for Diagnosis and ... Restricted content. Login required.

Jul 1, 2020 - Attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) is diagnosed in 7% to 8% of children. It affects academic achievement and socioemotional well-being. The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) updated guidelines to emphasize evaluation for comorbid conditions and overcoming systemic ...

American Family Physician : Practice Guidelines

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2020/0701/p58.html

Attenuating Cardiovascular Risk Factors in Patients with Type 2 Diabetes - American ...

Dec 15, 2000 - Patients with type 2 diabetes (formerly known as non-insulin-resistant diabetes) have a significantly increased risk of developing cardiovascular disease. Once clinical cardiovascular disease develops, these patients have a poorer prognosis than normoglycemic patients. By inducing ...

American Family Physician : Article

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2000/1215/p2633.html

Atypical Moles: Diagnosis and Management - American Family Physician

Jun 1, 2015 - Atypical moles are benign pigmented lesions. Although they are benign, they exhibit some of the clinical and histologic features of malignant melanoma. They are more common in fair-skinned individuals and in those with high sun exposure. Atypical moles are characterized by size of 6 mm ...

American Family Physician : Article

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2015/0601/p762.html

AUA Updates Guidelines on Management of Erectile Dysfunction - Practice Guidelines - ...

Jan 15, 2006 - The American Urological Association (AUA) has updated its 1996 recommendations on the treatment of erectile dysfunction (ED). ED results from a combination of vascular, neurologic, hormonal, and psychologic factors.

American Family Physician : Practice Guidelines

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2006/0115/p340.html

August 1, 2002 - American Family Physician

...Managing Hypertension in Athletes and Physically Active Patients Mark W. Niedfeldt Using ACE Inhibitors Appropriately Daphne P. Bicket Departments AAFP News: AFP Edition Newsletter Matthew J. Neff Clinical Briefs Clinical Briefs Brian Torrey Clinical...

American Family Physician

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2002/0801/

August 1, 2006 - American Family Physician

...Beta Blockers as First-Line Therapy for Hypertension? Regular Exercise Reduces Dementia Risk Noncaloric Drinks Promote Weight Loss in Adolescents POEMS Omega-3 Fats Do Not Affect Mortality Rates Dental Restoration with Amalgam Safe in Children Mammography...

American Family Physician

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August 1, 2007 - American Family Physician

...Interventions to Improve Blood Pressure Control in Patients with Hypertension Kathryn Holder Alpha-glucosidase Inhibitors May Reduce the Risk of Type 2 Diabetes Jessica T. Servey Antiretroviral Prophylaxis for Occupational Exposure to HIV Clarissa Kripke Photo Quiz...

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August 1, 2009 - American Family Physician

...Radiologic Evaluation of Suspected Renovascular Hypertension Robert P. Hartman; Akira Kawashima Departments Keeping Up to Date Tips From Other Journals POEMS Practice Guidelines ACP Guideline on Second-Generation Antidepressants for Depression Treatment Elizabeth...

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August 15, 2005 - American Family Physician

...Olmesartan (Benicar) for Hypertension Kristina E. Ward; Anne L. Hume Answering Clinical Questions Point-of-Care Guides Determining Prognosis for Patients with Terminal Cancer Mark H. Ebell Photo Quiz Annular Lesions Francis X. Hall; David W. Bray Curbside...

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August 15, 2008 - American Family Physician

...Which Diuretic Should Be Used for the Treatment of Hypertension? Mohammad G. Saklayen Medicine and Society AAFP News: AFP Edition AAFP News Now: AFP Edition Close-ups The Unexpected When Expecting Jo Marie Reilly Patient Information Enuresis: What You...

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August 15, 2010 - American Family Physician

...Pulmonary Arterial Hypertension: An Update on Diagnosis and Treatment Richard Stringham; Nipa R. Shah Managing the Adverse Effects of Radiation Therapy Franklin J. Berkey Prostatitis: Diagnosis and Treatment Victoria J. Sharp; Elizabeth B. Takacs; Charles R. Powell...

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Autism Spectrum Disorder: Primary Care Principles - American Family Physician

Dec 15, 2016 - Autism spectrum disorder is characterized by difficulty with social communication and restricted, repetitive patterns of behavior, interest, or activities. The Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, 5th ed., created an umbrella diagnosis that includes several previously ...

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Autoimmune Bullous Dermatoses: A Review - American Family Physician

May 1, 2002 - Bullous dermatoses can be debilitating and possibly fatal. A selection of autoimmune blistering diseases, including pemphigus vulgaris, paraneoplastic pemphigus, bullous pemphigoid, cicatricial pemphigoid, dermatitis herpetiformis and linear IgA dermatosis are reviewed. Pemphigus ...

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Autoimmune Bullous Dermatoses: A Review -- American Family Physician

...side effects, and patients must be moni- tored closely for infection, renal and liver function abnormalities, electrolyte distur- bances, hypertension, diabetes, anemia, and gastrointestinal bleeding. Paraneoplastic Pemphigus Paraneoplastic pemphigus is an extremely rare...

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Automated Ambulatory Blood Pressure Monitoring: Clinical Utility in the Family Practice...

Jun 1, 2003 - Although the percentage of patients who are treated for hypertension has increased, the percentage of those who demonstrate control of blood pressure has declined. As a result of this trend, clinicians may increasingly rely on ambulatory blood pressure monitoring to improve the ...

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Automated Ambulatory Blood Pressure Monitoring: Clinical Utilityin the Family Practice ...

...compliance with the American Heart Association guidelines, remain the gold standard for decision-making in the diagnosis and treatment of hypertension.1,4 Recent stud- ies, however, indicate that ABPM data may more accurately reflect a patient’s actual blood pressure than casual or...

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Autosomal Dominant Polycystic Kidney Disease

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Autosomal Dominant Polycystic Kidney Disease - American Family Physician

Sep 1, 2014 - Autosomal dominant polycystic kidney disease (ADPKD) is the most common inherited cause of kidney disease. Enlarging cysts within the kidneys are the clinical hallmark of the disease. Renal manifestations include varying degrees of kidney injury, urinary tract infections, kidney stones,...

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Back Pain - American Family Physician

Jul 1, 2020 - This collection features content from AFP on back pain and related issues, including chronic and acute low back pain, lumbar spinal stenosis, sciatica, and vertebral compression fractures. This collection features content from AFP on back pain and related issues, including chronic and ...

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Back to the Future: The Telemedicine House Call -- FPM

Jan 1, 1998 - This pilot project showed that high-tech can mean high-touch.

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Balancing Act: There Is More to My Life Than Just Medicine

Balancing Act: There Is More to My Life Than Just Medicine

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Baloxavir Reduces Symptom Duration Similar to Oseltamivir, Primarily Within 24 Hours of...

Dec 15, 2019 - Baloxavir has similar efficacy to oseltamivir (Tamiflu) (33-hour reduction in duration of symptoms compared with placebo) and, like oseltamivir, is most effective when given within 24 hours of the onset of symptoms.

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Bare Arm Best for Blood Pressure Measurement - POEMs - American Family Physician

Jun 1, 2017 - To get the most accurate measure, let patients sit for a few minutes, and then measure their blood pressure on a completely bare arm. Does a difference of 4 mm systolic and 6 to 7 mm diastolic matter?

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Becoming an Effective Physician Leader -- FPM

May 1, 1999 - Your clinical practice has planted the seeds of leadership skills, but they need intensive cultivation to flourish.

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Bedtime Instead of Morning Ingestion of Hypertension Medication Equals a Significantly ... Restricted content. Login required.

Apr 1, 2020 - This study found a significant reduction in mortality and morbidity among patients who took their once-daily anti-hypertensive medications at bedtime instead of in the morning. No significant difference occurred in compliance rates between bedtime and morning ingestion times. Individual...

American Family Physician : POEMs

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Behavioral Counseling in Primary Care to Promote a Healthy Diet - Putting Prevention ...

Jul 1, 2003 - Case study: More than 80 percent of Americans eat fewer than the recommended number of daily servings of fruit, vegetables, and grain products. Furthermore, they receive more than the recommended proportions of daily calories from saturated fat and total fat. You contemplate ...

American Family Physician : Putting Prevention into Practice

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Behavioral Counseling in Primary Care to Promote a Healthy Diet - U.S. Preventive ...

Jun 15, 2003 - This statement summarizes the current U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) recommendations on counseling to promote a healthy diet in primary care patients and the supporting scientific evidence, and it updates the 1996 recommendations contained in the Guide to Clinical ...

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