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Clinical Briefs - Apr 15, 2004 - American Family Physician

Apr 15, 2004 - ...The American Heart Association (AHA) has released new guidelines on the prevention of heart disease and stroke based on a woman's individual cardiovascular health. Evidence-Based Guidelines for Cardiovascular Disease Prevention in Women appears in the February 10, 2004, issue of...

American Family Physician : Clinical Briefs

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2004/0415/p2018.html

Clinical Briefs - Aug 01, 1999 - American Family Physician

Aug 1, 1999 - ...Report on Treatment of Acute Ischemic Stroke The Health Technology Advisory Committee (HTAC) has published a report on the treatment of acute ischemic stroke (brain attack). HTAC was established in 1992 by the Minnesota state legislature. It is an independent, nonpartisan advisory...

American Family Physician : Clinical Briefs

https://www.aafp.org/afp/1999/0801/p672.html

Clinical Briefs - Aug 1, 2000 - American Family Physician

Aug 1, 2000 - ...the leading causes of hospitalization of patients who are initially seen in the emergency department include pneumonia, heart disease, stroke, chronic obstructive lung disease, asthma and septicemia. The report also illustrates that regardless of how they were admitted, more than...

American Family Physician : Clinical Briefs

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Clinical Briefs - Aug 1, 2001 - American Family Physician

Aug 1, 2001 - ...Previous: American Heart Association Scientific Statement on the Primary Prevention of Ischemic Stroke Next: A Case of Physician Burnout View the full table of contents >> Home / Journals / afp / Vol. 64/No. 3(August 1, 2001) / Clinical Briefs: Clinical Briefs...

American Family Physician : Clinical Briefs

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Clinical Briefs - Aug 1, 2003 - American Family Physician

Aug 1, 2003 - ...The athlete's physician should devise a careful return-to-play strategy should the athlete experience exertional heat stroke, heat exhaustion, or exertional hyponatremia. Physician clearance is strongly recommended in all cases of exertional hyponatremia. In cases of heat...

American Family Physician : Clinical Briefs

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2003/0801/p561.html

Clinical Briefs - Dec 01, 1998 - American Family Physician

Dec 1, 1998 - ...The adhesive is applied in thin layers (a minimum of three) with a light brushing stroke after the wound has been cleaned and its edges approximated. A flexible bond is formed in 45 to 60 seconds, reaching full strength in about two and one-half minutes. Healing typically occurs in...

American Family Physician : Clinical Briefs

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Clinical Briefs - Dec 15, 2002 - American Family Physician

Dec 15, 2002 - ...risk. Several studies indicate that plasma levels of CRP are a strong independent risk factor of future myocardial infarction, stroke, and vascular death among people without clinically recognized cardiovascular disease. After a review of the evidence, HTAC concluded that CRP is a...

American Family Physician : Clinical Briefs

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2002/1215/p2336.html

Clinical Briefs - Feb 1, 2003 - American Family Physician

Feb 1, 2003 - ...kidneys, and colorectal system. Women who smoke are also at increased risk for acute myeloid leukemia, coronary heart disease, ischemic stroke, subarachnoid hemorrhage, peripheral vascular atherosclerosis, ruptured abdominal aortic aneurysm, estrogen-deficiency disorders, Graves'...

American Family Physician : Clinical Briefs

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2003/0201/p649.html

Clinical Briefs - Feb 15, 1998 - American Family Physician

Feb 15, 1998 - ...evidence of large vessel disease. This includes patients with a history of myocardial infarction, vascular bypass procedure, stroke or transient ischemic attack, peripheral vascular disease, claudication, and/or angina. For both primary and secondary prevention, the dose of...

American Family Physician : Clinical Briefs

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Clinical Briefs - Feb 15, 2004 - American Family Physician

Feb 15, 2004 - ...Role of Warfarin in Stroke Prevention The American Heart Association, the American Stroke Association, and the Stroke Council have released an advisory statement on stoke prevention. Role of Warfarin in Primary or Secondary Stroke Prevention is available online...

American Family Physician : Clinical Briefs

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2004/0215/p997.html

Clinical Briefs - Jan 15, 1999 - American Family Physician

Jan 15, 1999 - ...Recommended for use in men and women in the treatment of transient ischemic attack, ischemic stroke, angina, acute myocardial infarction, recurrent myocardial infarction, specific revascularization procedures and rheumatologic diseases. Recommended to minimize adverse events; low...

American Family Physician : Clinical Briefs

https://www.aafp.org/afp/1999/0115/p477.html

Clinical Briefs - Jan 15, 2002 - American Family Physician

Jan 15, 2002 - ...hormonal contraceptives, the patch is not recommended for use by women who have blood clots, certain cancers, a history of heart attack or stroke, or those who may be pregnant. The patch does not provide protection against sexually transmitted diseases or human immunodeficiency...

American Family Physician : Clinical Briefs

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Clinical Briefs - Jul 01, 1999 - American Family Physician

Jul 1, 1999 - ...Foundation (NKF) has issued a position paper recommending widespread testing for proteinuria, which is a warning sign of kidney disease, stroke and coronary disease. According to the position paper, published in the May 1999 issue of the American Journal of Kidney Diseases, testing...

American Family Physician : Clinical Briefs

https://www.aafp.org/afp/1999/0701/p319.html

Clinical Briefs - Jun 1, 2004 - American Family Physician

Jun 1, 2004 - ...Statin Use After Stroke and TIA The Stroke Council of the American Heart Association and American Stroke Association has released a scientific advisory on the use of statins. Statins After Ischemic Stroke and Transient Ischemic Attack appears in the April 2004 issue ofStroke and is...

American Family Physician : Clinical Briefs

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2004/0601/p2716.html

Clinical Briefs - Jun 15, 2004 - American Family Physician

Jun 15, 2004 - ...aimed at addressing the behavior and lifestyle factors that contribute to deaths from leading causes, including heart disease, cancer, and stroke. These factors, such as smoking, poor nutrition, and physical inactivity, are called actual causes of death. Information about the CDC...

American Family Physician : Clinical Briefs

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2004/0615/p2933.html

Clinical Briefs - Mar 1, 1998 - American Family Physician

Mar 1, 1998 - ...Daily aspirin therapy should be considered for all patients at elevated risk of subsequent vascular events. For patients with transient ischemic attacks or stroke, at least 75 to 325 mg of aspirin a day is indicated. The AHA emphasizes that aspirin therapy should always be an...

American Family Physician : Clinical Briefs

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Clinical Briefs - Mar 1, 2002 - American Family Physician

Mar 1, 2002 - ...severity of illness. The most serious side effect of Xigris was bleeding (occurring in 2.4 percent of patients), including that which causes stroke. Xigris interferes with the body's harmful responses to severe infection, including blood clot formation that can precipitate organ...

American Family Physician : Clinical Briefs

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2002/0301/p982.html

Clinical Briefs - Mar 15, 2000 - American Family Physician

Mar 15, 2000 - ...The American Heart Association (AHA) recently released the Heart and Stroke Statistical Update, which covers various statistical aspects of cardiovascular disease and stroke. Statistical groups are broken down by age, sex, race and geographic location. The update uses two sets of...

American Family Physician : Clinical Briefs

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2000/0315/p1910.html

Clinical Briefs - May 1, 1999 - American Family Physician

May 1, 1999 - ...asked if they took aspirin every day or every other day and whether they did so to reduce their chance of having a myocardial infarction or stroke. Overall, 42.3 percent of the participants reported receiving physician advice to exercise more and 41.5 percent reported receiving...

American Family Physician : Clinical Briefs

https://www.aafp.org/afp/1999/0501/p2655.html

Clinical Briefs - May 1, 2000 - American Family Physician

May 1, 2000 - ...Risk of Stroke The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved a medication that combines two active ingredients—aspirin and dipyridamole—into one pill to reduce the risk of stroke in patients who have already had transient ischemic attacks or completed ischemic strokes...

American Family Physician : Clinical Briefs

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2000/0501/p2887.html

Clinical Briefs - May 1, 2004 - American Family Physician

May 1, 2004 - ...heart disease (CHD) or stroke. The effect of ET on CHD and stroke is not yet clear. ET does not have a significant effect on stroke risk in postmenopausal women with known ischemic cerebrovascular disease, but for healthy older women, effects of ET on stroke risk are not clear....

American Family Physician : Clinical Briefs

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2004/0501/p2250.html

Clinical Briefs - Nov 1, 2000 - American Family Physician

Nov 1, 2000 - ...research conducted or supported by the NIA and other components of the NIH, including the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke, the National Institute of Mental Health, the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism and the National Institute of Child...

American Family Physician : Clinical Briefs

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2000/1101/p2152.html

Clinical Briefs - Nov 15, 1998 - American Family Physician

Nov 15, 1998 - ...cancer or estrogen-dependent neoplasia; undiagnosed abnormal genital bleeding; and active thrombophlebitis, thromboembolic disorders or stroke. Estrogens given without progestin have been reported to increase the risk of endometrial carcinoma in postmenopausal women. The addition of...

American Family Physician : Clinical Briefs

https://www.aafp.org/afp/1998/1115/p1906.html

Clinical Briefs - Nov 15, 2002 - American Family Physician

Nov 15, 2002 - ...cancer. The USPSTF found equally strong evidence, however, that combined hormone therapy increases the risk for breast cancer, blood clots, stroke, and gallbladder disease. In addition, evidence suggests that hormone therapy does not reduce the risk of heart disease, and that...

American Family Physician : Clinical Briefs

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2002/1115/p2000.html

Clinical Briefs - Oct 1, 1999 - American Family Physician

Oct 1, 1999 - ...AHCPR Report on Dysphagia in Acute-Care Stroke Patients Research on dysphagia suggests that hospital stroke management plans that include programs to diagnose and treat dysphagia may yield dramatic reductions in pneumonia rates, according to a report sponsored by the Agency for...

American Family Physician : Clinical Briefs

https://www.aafp.org/afp/1999/1001/p1570.html

Clinical Briefs - Oct 15, 1998 - American Family Physician

Oct 15, 1998 - ...Most Significant Sign of a Heart Attack..., include identifying the early signs of a heart attack, recognizing the early warning signs of a stroke, realizing when it is time to act, knowing what to do in a cardiac emergency and how training in cardiovascular pulmonary resuscitation...

American Family Physician : Clinical Briefs

https://www.aafp.org/afp/1998/1015/p1484.html

Clinical Briefs - Oct 15, 2003 - American Family Physician

Oct 15, 2003 - ...Risks of Seasonale use are similar to other oral contraceptive use and include an increased risk of blood clots, myocardial infarction, and stroke. Cigarette smoking increases the risk of serious cardiovascular side effects. Read the full article. Get immediate access, anytime,...

American Family Physician : Clinical Briefs

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Clinical Briefs - Sep 1, 2001 - American Family Physician

Sep 1, 2001 - ...States have periodontal disease. Treatment is important because the disease may be linked to conditions such as coronary heart disease, stroke, diabetes and low-birth-weight preterm infants. According to the drug manufacturer, periodontal disease destroys supporting gum tissue and...

American Family Physician : Clinical Briefs

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2001/0901/p876.html

Clinical Briefs - Sep 15, 2000 - American Family Physician

Sep 15, 2000 - ...with known or suspected pregnancy, breast cancer, estrogen-dependent neoplasia, active deep venous thrombosis, thromboembolic disorders or stroke, undiagnosed genital bleeding, or liver dysfunction or disease. Anyone with a hypersensitivity to any of the components of...

American Family Physician : Clinical Briefs

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2000/0915/p1439.html

Clinical Briefs - Sep 15, 2002 - American Family Physician

Sep 15, 2002 - ...Disease and Stroke: 2002 Update appear in the July 15 issue of Circulation. To avert a first heart attack or stroke, physicians should begin risk factor screening as early as age 20 to assess patients' general risk of developing cardiovascular disease or strokes. Risk factor...

American Family Physician : Clinical Briefs

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2002/0915/p1110.html

Clinical Briefs - Sep 15, 2003 - American Family Physician

Sep 15, 2003 - ...of the community-based guidelines is to prevent the onset of risk factors. This strategy has the potential to prevent first heart attacks or strokes in persons at average risk and to avoid the need for intensive pharmacotherapy to control risk factors such as hypertension,...

American Family Physician : Clinical Briefs

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2003/0915/p1224.html

Clinical Diagnosis of Gout Without Joint Aspirate - Point-of-Care Guides - American ...

Sep 15, 2016 - Gout is ideally diagnosed through identification of characteristic negatively birefringent crystals under polarized light microscopy in fluid aspirated from end-organ deposits, typically from a joint. However, fewer than 10% of patients with gout see a rheumatologist, and most cases of ...

American Family Physician : Point-of-Care Guides

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2016/0915/p505.html

Clinical Inquiries from the Family Practice Inquiries Network - Editorials - American ...

Dec 15, 2003 - ...Previous: Decreasing the Morbidity, Mortality, and Cost of Stroke Through Awareness and Prevention Next: STEPS Drug Updates View the full table of contents >> Home / Journals / afp / Vol. 68/No. 12(December 15, 2003) / Editorials: Clinical Inquiries from the Family Practice...

American Family Physician : Editorials

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2003/1215/p2340.html

Clinical Management of Urinary Incontinence in Women

...Strong association with stroke Stress Increased urethral mobility Intrinsic sphincter dysfunction Loss of urine with physical exertion or increases in intra-abdominal pressure (e.g., sneezing, coughing, laughing) Most common in younger women Second most common type in...

American Family Physician

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2013/0501/afp20130501p634.pdf

Clinical Management of Urinary Incontinence in Women - American Family Physician

May 1, 2013 - Most cases of urinary incontinence in women fall under one of three major subtypes: urge, stress, or mixed. A stepped-care approach that advances from least invasive (behavioral modification) to more invasive (surgery) interventions is recommended. Bladder retraining and pelvic floor ...

American Family Physician : Article

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2013/0501/p634.html

Clinical Pathways: Effects on Practice, Outcomes, and Costs

...commonly reported measure. Although 11 of 15 studies reported a reduction in the average length of stay, two reports on clinical pathways in stroke rehabilitation showed an increased length of stay. The heterogeneity of the studies prevented the authors from conduct- ing a...

American Family Physician

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2010/1201/afp20101201p1338.pdf

Clinical Pathways: Effects on Practice, Outcomes, and Costs

...commonly reported measure. Although 11 of 15 studies reported a reduction in the average length of stay, two reports on clinical pathways in stroke rehabilitation showed an increased length of stay. The heterogeneity of the studies prevented the authors from conduct- ing a...

American Family Physician

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2010/1201/afp20101201p1340.pdf

Clinical Pathways: Effects on Practice, Outcomes, and Costs - Cochrane for Clinicians -...

Dec 1, 2010 - The results of 27 studies (n = 11,398) support the conclusion that clinical pathways reduce in-hospital complications and improve documentation.

American Family Physician : Cochrane for Clinicians

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2010/1201/p1338.html

Clinical Vignettes in Geriatric Depression

...late in life. Persons with late-onset depressive symp- toms are more likely to have underlying cerebrovascular disease or incipient demen- tia. This may explain why response to psy- chological and pharmacologic treatment approaches is lower in older populations. Psychotic...

American Family Physician

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2011/1115/afp20111115p1149.pdf

Clinical Vignettes in Geriatric Depression - American Family Physician

Nov 15, 2011 - The diagnosis of depression in older patients is often complicated by comorbid conditions, such as cerebrovascular disease or dementia. Tools specific for this age group, such as the Geriatric Depression Scale or the Cornell Scale for Depression in Dementia, may assist in making the ...

American Family Physician : Article

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2011/1115/p1149.html

Clopidogrel Plus 21 Days of Aspirin Is Superior to Aspirin Alone Within First 24 Hours ...

Jan 1, 2014 - Patients with minor stroke (National Institutes of Health [NIH] Stroke Scale score ≤ 3) or TIA have a decreased risk of recurrent stroke if given aspirin plus clopidogrel vs. aspirin alone if started within 24 hours of the onset of symptoms. There was no significant increase in the risk...

American Family Physician : POEMs

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2014/0101/p55.html

Clopidogrel Plus Aspirin Provides More Net Benefit Than Aspirin Alone After Minor ...

Feb 1, 2019 - This study provides support for a strategy of adding clopidogrel to aspirin for the first week or so after a minor ischemic stroke or TIA because this is when the greatest benefit occurs. Harms were spread fairly evenly throughout the study period.

American Family Physician : POEMs

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2019/0201/p188a.html

Close-ups Department Collection - American Family Physician

Close-Ups focus on the personal side of medicine. A patient's story, told in his or her own words, is accompanied by commentary from the patient's physician and resources to help physicians and patients. The goal is to keep the focus on the person, not just the illness, and the nuances ...

American Family Physician : Department Collection

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Close-ups Department Collection - American Family Physician

Close-Ups focus on the personal side of medicine. A patient's story, told in his or her own words, is accompanied by commentary from the patient's physician and resources to help physicians and patients. The goal is to keep the focus on the person, not just the illness, and the nuances ...

American Family Physician : Department Collection

https://www.aafp.org/afp/viewRelatedDepartmentsByDepartment.htm?departmentId=1

Close-ups: Introducing a New Feature - Editorials - American Family Physician

Apr 15, 2007 - ...E.S. in this issue, for example, tells of the difficulties he and his wife have encountered since she was paralyzed by a stroke.1 Because family physicians often closely participate in the process of illness and recovery, the feature will include, when possible, a section with the...

American Family Physician : Editorials

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2007/0415/p1159.html

Club Drugs: MDMA, Gamma-Hydroxybutyrate (GHB), Rohypnol, and Ketamine - American Family...

...54. Watson JD, Ferguson C, Hinds CJ, Skinner R, Coakley JH. Exertional heat stroke induced by amphetamine analogues. Does dantrolene have a place? Anaes- thesia 1993;48:1057-60. 55. Martin TG. Serotonin syndrome. Ann Emerg Med 1996;28:520-6. 56. O’Connell T, Kaye L, Plosay JJ...

American Family Physician

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2004/0601/afp20040601p2619.pdf

Club Drugs: What You Should Know - American Family Physician

Jul 15, 2018 - ...use meth, they feel excited and have a lot of energy. This feeling lasts about six to 24 hours. But using meth can cause heart attack, stroke, high body temperature, or seizures. Women who use meth while they are pregnant can harm the baby or go into labor early. What happens if...

American Family Physician : Patient Handout

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2018/0715/p85-s2.html

Cochrane for Clinicians - Oct 1, 2005 - American Family Physician

Oct 1, 2005 - There is limited, weak evidence that a low glycemic index diet improves risk factors for CHD, but there are no randomized controlled trials (RCTs) showing a reduction in morbidity or mortality.

American Family Physician : Cochrane for Clinicians

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2005/1001/p1224.html

Cochrane for Clinicians Department Collection - American Family Physician

These are summaries of reviews from the Cochrane Library.

American Family Physician : Department Collection

https://www.aafp.org/afp/viewRelatedDepartmentsByDepartment.htm?departmentId=75

Cochrane for Clinicians Department Collection - American Family Physician

These are summaries of reviews from the Cochrane Library.

American Family Physician : Department Collection

https://www.aafp.org/afp/viewRelatedDepartmentsByDepartment.htm?departmentId=75&page=0

Coenzyme Q10 - American Family Physician

Sep 15, 2005 - Coenzyme Q10 is a vitamin-like substance used in the treatment of a variety of disorders primarily related to suboptimal cellular energy metabolism and oxidative injury. Studies supporting the efficacy of coenzyme Q10 appear most promising for neurodegenerative disorders such as ...

American Family Physician : Article

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2005/0915/p1065.html

Coenzyme Q10 - American Family Physician

...in reducing symptoms associated with selected mitochondrial abnormalities including the mitochondrial encephalopa- thy, lactic acidosis, and stroke-like episodes (MELAS) syndrome, Kearns-Sayre syn- drome, and the myoclonus epilepsy with ragged-red fibers (MERRF) syndrome. Maximum...

American Family Physician

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2005/0915/afp20050915p1065.pdf

Colesevelam (WelChol) for Reduction of LDL Cholesterol - STEPS - American Family Physician

Jul 15, 2005 - Colesevelam lowers LDL cholesterol levels a small amount (7 to 16 percent) when used alone and provides additional cholesterol lowering when added to statin therapy. It has a slightly beneficial effect on HDL cholesterol levels, has no effect on triglyceride levels, and is well tolerated.

American Family Physician : STEPS

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2005/0715/p321.html

Colon Cancer Screening: What You Should Know - American Family Physician

Jan 15, 2015 - ...Previous: AHA and ASA Release Guideline for Prevention of Future Stroke in Patients with Stroke or TIA Next: Wound Care View the full table of contents >> Home / Journals / afp / Vol. 91/No. 2(January 15, 2015) / Colon Cancer Screening: What You Should Know...

American Family Physician : Patient Handout

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2015/0115/p93-s1.html

Colorectal Cancer Screening and Prevention - American Family Physician

May 15, 2018 - Colorectal cancer is a common cause of morbidity and mortality in the United States. Most colorectal cancers arise from preexisting adenomatous or serrated polyps. The incidence and mortality of colorectal cancer can be reduced with screening of average-risk adults 50 to 75 years of ...

American Family Physician : Article

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2018/0515/p658.html

Colorectal Cancer Screening: ACP Guidance Statements - Practice Guidelines - American ... Restricted content. Login required.

Aug 15, 2020 - The American College of Physicians developed a consensus statement for colorectal cancer screening of average-risk adults based on their review of six independent guidelines and supporting evidence.

American Family Physician : Practice Guidelines

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2020/0815/p250.html

Colorectal Cancer, Osteoporosis, Knee Osteoarthritis, Suspected Dementia, Pacifier Use ...

Apr 15, 2019 - Key clinical questions and their evidence-based answers directly from the journal’s content, written by and for family physicians.

American Family Physician : AFP Clinical Answers

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2019/0415/p478.html

Combination Antihypertensive Drugs: Recommendations for Use - American Family Physician

May 15, 2000 - The recommendation for first-line therapy for hypertension remains a beta blocker or diuretic given in a low dosage. A target blood pressure of less than 140/90 mm Hg is achieved in about 50 percent of patients treated with monotherapy; two or more agents from different pharmacologic ...

American Family Physician : Article

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2000/0515/p3049.html

Combination Therapy with ACE Inhibitors and Angiotensin - Receptor Blockers in Heart ...

...1. American Heart Association. Heart disease and stroke statistics- 2002 update. Dallas: American Heart Association, 2001. 2. Lechat P, Packer M, Chalon S, Cucherat M, Arab T, Boissel JP. Clin- ical effects of beta-adrenergic blockade in chronic heart failure: a meta-analysis of...

American Family Physician

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2003/1101/afp20031101p1795.pdf

Comments on Type 2 Diabetes Screening and Treatment - Letters to the Editor - American ...

Jan 1, 2000 - ...Patients with undiagnosed diabetes are at significantly increased risk for coronary heart disease, stroke and peripheral vascular disease, and greater risk of dyslipidemia, hypertension and obesity. Along with the American Diabetes Association, we believe that screening for type 2...

American Family Physician : Letter

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2000/0101/p48.html

Common Anorectal Conditions: Part I. Symptoms and Complaints - American Family Physician

Jun 15, 2001 - Anorectal symptoms and complaints are common and may be caused by a wide spectrum of conditions. Although most conditions are benign and may be successfully treated by primary care practitioners, a high index of suspicion for colorectal cancer should be maintained, and all patients ...

American Family Physician : Article

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2001/0615/p2391.html

Common Anorectal Conditions: Part I. Symptoms and Complaints -- American Family Physician

...distur- bances, endocrine and metabolic disorders, collagen vascular disease, central or periph- eral neuromuscular disorders or colonic iner- tia. It is imperative that the clinician rule out obstructing lesions or painful anal lesions.6 FECAL IMPACTION Fecal impaction can...

American Family Physician

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2001/0615/afp20010615p2391.pdf

Common Breast Problems - American Family Physician

Apr 15, 2019 - Palpable breast masses, mastalgia, and nipple discharge are commonly encountered symptoms in outpatient practice, causing significant patient anxiety and precipitating medical consultation. The initial workup includes a detailed clinical history and physical examination. Women ...

American Family Physician : Article

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2019/0415/p505.html

Common Cold - Clinical Evidence Handbook - American Family Physician

Dec 15, 2011 - What are the effects of treatments for common cold?

American Family Physician : Clinical Evidence Handbook

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2011/1215/p1390.html

Common Dietary Supplements for Weight Loss - American Family Physician

Nov 1, 2004 - Over-the-counter dietary supplements to treat obesity appeal to many patients who desire a 'magic bullet' for weight loss. Asking overweight patients about their use of weight-loss supplements and understanding the evidence for the efficacy, safety, and quality of these supplements are ...

American Family Physician : Article

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2004/1101/p1731.html

Common Dietary Supplements for Weight Loss - American Family Physician

...FDA MedWatch program between June 1997 and March 1999. These reports included episodes of hypertension, arrhythmias, myocardial infarction, stroke, and seizures. Ten events led to death and 13 yielded permanent dis- ability. Of these 23 reports, nine occurred at recommended dosages...

American Family Physician

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2004/1101/afp20041101p1731.pdf

Common Questions About Chronic Low Back Pain - American Family Physician

May 15, 2015 - More than 30% of U.S. adults report having experienced low back pain within the preceding three months. Although most low back pain is nonspecific and self-limiting, a subset of patients develop chronic low back pain, defined as persistent symptoms for longer than three months. Low back...

American Family Physician : Article

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2015/0515/p708.html

Common Questions About the Initial Management of Hypertension

February 1, 2014 Scientific

American Family Physician

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2015/0201/afp20150201p172.pdf

Common Questions About the Initial Management of Hypertension - American Family Physician

Feb 1, 2015 - Hypertension is the most common chronic condition treated by family physicians. Elevated blood pressure is associated with an increased risk of heart failure, myocardial infarction, cerebrovascular disease, and death. Treatment of hypertension reduces the risk of these events. Several ...

American Family Physician : Article

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2015/0201/p172.html

Common Questions on Chronic Low Back Pain

Date xx, xxxx Scientific

American Family Physician

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2015/0515/afp20150515p708.pdf

Common Side Effects of HIV Medicines - American Family Physician

Aug 1, 2017 - ...People with HIV infection are at higher risk of heart disease and stroke. You have an even higher risk if you smoke, have high cholesterol, high blood pressure, or diabetes, or if heart attacks run in your family. You can lower your risk by exercising and eating a healthy diet, and...

American Family Physician : Patient Handout

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2017/0801/p161-s1.html

Community-Acquired Pneumonia in Adults: Diagnosis and Management

November 1, 2016

American Family Physician

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2016/1101/afp20161101p698.pdf

Community-Acquired Pneumonia in Adults: Diagnosis and Management - American Family ...

Nov 1, 2016 - Community-acquired pneumonia is a leading cause of death. Risk factors include older age and medical comorbidities. Diagnosis is suggested by a history of cough, dyspnea, pleuritic pain, or acute functional or cognitive decline, with abnormal vital signs (e.g., fever, tachycardia) and ...

American Family Physician : Article

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2016/1101/p698.html

Complications of HIV Infection: A Systems-Based Approach

...Varicella zoster virus Vasculitis, leading to stroke syndromes Risk increases with lower CD4 count Diffuse edema with demyelination, possible focal infarcts (MRI more sensitive than CT) Progressive multifocal leukoencephalopathy Progressive focal deficits (e.g., cognitive...

American Family Physician

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2011/0215/afp20110215p395.pdf

Complications of HIV Infection: A Systems-Based Approach - American Family Physician

Feb 15, 2011 - Patients with human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) infection often develop multiple complications and comorbidities. Opportunistic infections should always be considered in the evaluation of symptomatic patients with advanced HIV/AIDS, although the overall incidence of these infections ...

American Family Physician : Article

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2011/0215/p395.html

Conference Highlights - Apr 15, 1998 - American Family Physician

Apr 15, 1998 - ...Common Criteria for Stroke Surgery May Underestimate Risk in Women (83rd Scientific Assembly and Annual Meeting of the Radiological Society of North America) Criteria established by the North American Symptomatic Carotid Endarterectomy Trial (NASCET) that are commonly used to...

American Family Physician : Conference Highlights

https://www.aafp.org/afp/1998/0415/p1929.html

Conference Highlights - Aug 01, 1998 - American Family Physician

Aug 1, 1998 - ...Therapy for Stroke Is Successful in a Community Setting (50th Annual Meeting of the American Academy of Neurology) Results of an ongoing study at 31 hospitals in Minnesota indicate that the use of tissue-type plasminogen activator (tPA) in patients with acute stroke can be effective...

American Family Physician : Conference Highlights

https://www.aafp.org/afp/1998/0801/p492.html

Conference Highlights - Dec 01, 1999 - American Family Physician

Dec 1, 1999 - ...with another Swedish female population not exposed to an intervention program. The investigator believes that considering the high rate of stroke in women within this community, the apparent reduction in systolic blood pressure in the intervention group is very promising.—cecilia...

American Family Physician : Conference Highlights

https://www.aafp.org/afp/1999/1201/p2630.html

Conference Highlights - Jun 15, 2000 - American Family Physician

Jun 15, 2000 - ...Ramipril Reduces Risk of Stroke and Other Cerebrovascular Events (American College of Cardiology) Results of a randomized placebo-controlled trial showed that the use of ramipril (Altace), but not vitamin E, reduces the risk of stroke and other cerebrovascular events in patients by...

American Family Physician : Conference Highlights

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2000/0615/p3679.html

Conference Highlights - May 15, 1998 - American Family Physician

May 15, 1998 - ...Stroke Risk After Myocardial Infarction (American Heart Association's 23rd International Joint Conference on Stroke and Cerebral Circulation) Use of the cholesterol-lowering drug pravastatin (Pravachol) can significantly reduce the risk of stroke or transient ischemic attack (TIA)...

American Family Physician : Conference Highlights

https://www.aafp.org/afp/1998/0515/p2499.html

Conference Highlights - Nov 15, 1999 - American Family Physician

Nov 15, 1999 - ...obesity and lipid abnormalities (such as high cholesterol levels), and as secondary prevention in those with a history of heart attack, stroke, claudication or angina.—deborah b. rolka, et al., Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, Georgia. Investigational Drug Shows...

American Family Physician : Conference Highlights

https://www.aafp.org/afp/1999/1115/p2359.html

Conference Highlights - Oct 15, 1999 - American Family Physician

Oct 15, 1999 - ...targets the entorhinal region of the brain, causing dysfunction. None of the subjects had been diagnosed with dementia, Parkinson's disease, stroke or depression. Neurologic and neuropsychologic testing included evaluation of attention, orientation, memory, language ability and...

American Family Physician : Conference Highlights

https://www.aafp.org/afp/1999/1015/p1791.html

Conference Highlights - Sep 15, 2000 - American Family Physician

Sep 15, 2000 - ...Previous: Update on Vitamin Supplements for the Prevention of Coronary Disease and Stroke Next: Family Practice International View the full table of contents >> Home / Journals / afp / Vol. 62/No. 6(September 15, 2000) / Conference Highlights: Conference Highlights...

American Family Physician : Conference Highlights

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2000/0915/p1369.html

Confronting Guillain-Barré Syndrome

...National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke http://www.ninds.nih.gov/disorders/gbs/gbs. htm ■ Confronting Guillain-Barré Syndrome The editors of AFP wel- come submissions for Close-ups. Guidelines for contributing to this feature can be found in the Authors’ Guide...

American Family Physician

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2013/0201/afp20130201p166.pdf

Conjugated Estrogens/Bazedoxifene (Duavee) for Menopausal Symptoms - STEPS - American ...

Feb 15, 2016 - Conjugated estrogens/bazedoxifene is effective for the treatment of menopausal symptoms and may be better tolerated than conjugated estrogens/medroxyprogesterone. It will maintain bone mineral density in the lumbar spine and hip, but its effect on fractures is not known. Cardiovascular ...

American Family Physician : STEPS

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2016/0215/p307.html

Contemporary Management of Angina: Part II. Medical Management of Chronic Stable Angina...

Jan 1, 2000 - Except for a small subset of patients with angina whose survival is improved with coronary artery bypass surgery, chronic stable angina can be appropriately managed with medical therapy in the vast majority of patients. Drug therapy includes aspirin, beta-adrenergic blockers, ...

American Family Physician : Article

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2000/0101/p129.html

Continuous Glucose Monitoring in Type 2 Diabetes Is Not Ready for Widespread Adoption -...

Jun 1, 2020 - Although continuous glucose monitoring may benefit patients with type 1 diabetes mellitus, there is limited evidence that it offers similar benefits in patients with type 2 diabetes, regardless of whether they are taking insulin.

American Family Physician : Editorials

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2020/0601/p646.html

Contraception Choices in Women with Underlying Medical Conditions - American Family ...

Sep 15, 2010 - Primary care physicians often prescribe contraceptives to women of reproductive age with comorbidities. Novel delivery systems (e.g., contraceptive patch, contraceptive ring, single-rod implantable device) may change traditional risk and benefit profiles in women with comorbidities. ...

American Family Physician : Article

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2010/0915/p621.html

Controlling Hypertension in Patients with Diabetes - American Family Physician

Oct 1, 2002 - Hypertension and diabetes mellitus are common diseases in the United States. Patients with diabetes have a much higher rate of hypertension than would be expected in the general population. Regardless of the antihypertensive agent used, a reduction in blood pressure helps to prevent ...

American Family Physician : Article

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2002/1001/p1209.html

Coping with the Pain - Close-ups - American Family Physician

Dec 15, 2007 - The personal side of medicine told from the patient's perspective. The patient's story is followed by commentary from a physician and a list of resources.

American Family Physician : Close-ups

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2007/1215/p1757.html

Coronary Artery Disease Prevention: As Easy As 1, 2, 3? - Letters to the Editor - ...

Nov 15, 2010 - ...often use secondary prevention to refer to reducing the risk of recurrences of disease-related events, such as myocardial infarction,2 stroke,3 and osteoporotic fracture.4 Dr. Lucan’s observation that failing to precisely define what is meant by secondary prevention may occasionally...

American Family Physician : Letter

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2010/1115/p1167.html

Coronary Artery Disease Prevention: What's Different for Women? - American Family ...

Apr 1, 2001 - Cardiovascular disease is the leading cause of death in women, as well as an important cause of disability, although many women and their physicians underestimate the risk. Exercise, hypertension treatment, smoking cessation and aspirin therapy are effective measures for the primary ...

American Family Physician : Article

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2001/0401/p1393.html

Coronavirus (COVID-19) Daily Research Briefs

Coronavirus (COVID-19) Daily Research Briefs

American Family Physician

https://www.aafp.org/journals/afp/content/covid-briefs.html

Correction - Corrections - American Family Physician

Jul 15, 2019 - ...in combination with aspirin to reduce the risk of major cardiovascular events (cardiovascular [CV] death, myocardial infarction [MI] and stroke) in patients with chronic coronary artery disease (CAD) or peripheral artery disease. Before publication, the article was not updated to...

American Family Physician : Corrections

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2019/0715/p74.html

Correction - Corrections - American Family Physician

Mar 1, 2013 - ...Increased risk of cardiovascular morbidity and mortality related to strokes, acute coronary events, and coronary revascularizations; high incidence rates compared with euglycemic individuals, especially in women Same risk as patients with T2DM Microvascular complications...

American Family Physician : Corrections

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2013/0301/p310.html

Correction - Corrections - American Family Physician

Nov 1, 2012 - ...Transient Ischemic Attack: Part II. Risk Factor Modification and Treatment (page 527) was ambiguous and listed incorrect answers in the answer box (page 576). The case scenario described in the question should have more clearly indicated that the patient was at low risk of stroke,...

American Family Physician : Corrections

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2012/1101/p802.html

Correction - Corrections - American Family Physician

Nov 15, 2009 - ...Previous: Is Telmisartan Effective for Stroke Prevention? Next: Family Physicians' Present and Future Role in Caring for Older Patients View the full table of contents >> Home / Journals / afp / Vol. 80/No. 10(November 15, 2009) / Corrections: Correction...

American Family Physician : Corrections

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2009/1115/p1058.html

Correction - Corrections - American Family Physician

Dec 15, 2003 - ...Next: Decreasing the Morbidity, Mortality, and Cost of Stroke Through Awareness and Prevention View the full table of contents >> Home / Journals / afp / Vol. 68/No. 12(December 15, 2003) / Corrections: Correction...

American Family Physician : Corrections

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2003/1215/p2330.html

Corrections - Apr 1, 2008 - American Family Physician

Apr 1, 2008 - ...Previous: Treatment of Acute Ischemic Stroke with t-PA Next: Corrections View the full table of contents >> Home / Journals / afp / Vol. 77/No. 7(April 1, 2008) / Corrections: Corrections...

American Family Physician : Corrections

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2008/0401/p920.html

Corrections - Jan 15, 2019 - American Family Physician

Jan 15, 2019 - ...The sentence should have read: Vitamin K antagonists are the first-line option, with high-quality data indicating that they have a lower stroke risk and all-cause mortality vs. placebo. The online version of the article has been corrected. Read the full article. Get immediate...

American Family Physician : Corrections

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2019/0115/p77c.html

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