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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

Controlling Hypertension in Patients with Diabetes -- American Family Physician

...Cerebrovascular disease-hypertension increases the incidence of stroke in patients with diabetes. Survival rates and recovery from stroke are reduced in patients with diabetes compared with patients without diabetes. Peripheral vascular disease-hypertension increases the risk...

American Family Physician

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2002/1001/afp20021001p1209.pdf

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

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

...major long-term trials have demonstrated the efficacy of beta blockers and thiazide diuretics in reducing coronary artery disease and stroke, these agents should be con- sidered as initial therapy in all patients who have not lowered their blood pressure with diet and exercise....

American Family Physician

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2001/0401/afp20010401p1393.pdf

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American Family Physician : American Family Physician

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Correction - Corrections - American Family Physician

May 15, 2021 - ...the annual risk of stroke for the patient in the case scenario was incorrectly listed as 8% instead of 3.2%. The sentence should have read: Mr. H has a 3.2% annual risk of stroke, with less than one-half of that being a risk of a disabling or fatal stroke.1,2,9,12 The online version...

American Family Physician : Corrections

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2021/0515/p581a.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

Corrections - Mar 1, 2021 - American Family Physician

Mar 1, 2021 - ...Previous: Antiplatelet Agents for Preventing Early Recurrence of Ischemic Stroke or TIA Next: Correction View the full table of contents >> Home / Journals / afp / Vol. 103/No. 5(March 1, 2021) / Corrections: Corrections...

American Family Physician : Corrections

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2021/0301/p263.html

Corrections - Mar 15, 2006 - American Family Physician

Mar 15, 2006 - ...The article Transient Ischemic Attacks: Part I. Diagnosis and Evaluation (April 1, 2004, page 1665) contained an error in the second paragraph in the left column of page 1670. The first sentence of this paragraph incorrectly listed a patent foramen ovale as an etiology for...

American Family Physician : Corrections

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2006/0315/p974a.html

Corticosteroids for Hospitalized Patients with Community-Acquired Pneumonia - Cochrane ... Restricted content. Login required.

Sep 1, 2020 - For adults hospitalized with severe CAP, the use of corticosteroids may reduce the likelihood of mortality.

American Family Physician : Cochrane for Clinicians

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2020/0901/p272.html

Counseling and Interventions to Prevent Tobacco Use and Tobacco-Caused Disease in ...

Nov 15, 2010 - The U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) recommends that clinicians ask all adults about tobacco use and provide tobacco cessation interventions for those who use tobacco products.

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

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2010/1115/p1266.html

Counseling and Interventions to Prevent Tobacco Use and Tobacco-Caused Disease in ...

...The USPSTF found convincing evidence that smoking cessation decreases the risk of heart disease, stroke, and lung disease. In pregnant women, the USPSTF found convincing evidence that smoking-cessation counseling sessions, augmented with messages and self-help materials tailored...

American Family Physician

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2010/1115/afp20101115p1266.pdf

Counseling Patients About Hormone Therapy and Alternatives for Menopausal Symptoms

...acetate (Provera) with placebo, and found that the combined regi- men increased the risk of coronary artery disease, breast cancer, stroke, and venous thromboembolism (VTE). This large study of approximately 16,000 women also found a decreased risk of colorectal cancer, hip frac-...

American Family Physician

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2010/1001/afp20101001p801.pdf

Counseling Patients About Hormone Therapy and Alternatives for Menopausal Symptoms - ...

Oct 1, 2010 - The results of recent large clinical trials have led physicians and patients to question the safety of menopausal hormone therapy. In the past, physicians prescribed hormone therapy in an attempt to improve overall health and prevent cardiac disease. Hormone therapy appears to increase ...

American Family Physician : Article

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2010/1001/p801.html

Counseling Patients in Primary Care: Evidence-Based Strategies - American Family Physician

Dec 15, 2018 - Family physicians spend substantial time counseling patients with psychiatric conditions, unhealthy behaviors, and medical adherence issues. Maintaining efficiency while providing counseling is a major challenge. There are several effective, structured counseling strategies developed ...

American Family Physician : Article

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2018/1215/p719.html

Cross-Cultural Medicine - American Family Physician

Dec 1, 2005 - Cultural competency is an essential skill for family physicians because of increasing ethnic diversity among patient populations. Culture, the shared beliefs and attitudes of a group, shapes ideas of what constitutes illness and acceptable treatment. A cross-cultural interview should ...

American Family Physician : Article

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2005/1201/p2267.html

Cultural Competence Education for Health Care Professionals - Cochrane for Clinicians -...

Apr 15, 2015 - Low-quality evidence suggests that training health care professionals in patient-centered communication improves the engagement of patients from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds in their health care. Interventions that were primarily educational appeared to be ineffective.

American Family Physician : Cochrane for Clinicians

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2015/0415/p523.html

Current Hypertension Control Is Just Not Good Enough - Editorials - American Family ...

Oct 15, 1998 - ...Dramatic decreases in hypertension-related mortality from strokes and heart attacks have occurred in the 25 years since the National High Blood Pressure Education Program (NHBPEP) began: a 59.0 percent reduction for stroke mortality and a 53.2 percent reduction for coronary heart...

American Family Physician : Editorials

https://www.aafp.org/afp/1998/1015/p1292.html

Current Management of Mitral Valve Prolapse - American Family Physician

Jun 1, 2000 - Mitral valve prolapse is a pathologic anatomic and physiologic abnormality of the mitral valve apparatus affecting mitral leaflet motion.

American Family Physician : Article

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2000/0601/p3343.html

Cutaneous and Systemic Manifestations of Mastocytosis - American Family Physician

Jun 1, 1999 - Mastocytosis is characterized by an excessive number of apparently normal mast cells in the skin and, occasionally, in other organs. Characteristic skin lesions, called urticaria pigmentosa, are present in most patients, but clinical presentation can vary from a pruritic rash to ...

American Family Physician : Article

https://www.aafp.org/afp/1999/0601/p3047.html

Cyanosis in an Older Woman - Photo Quiz - American Family Physician

Jun 15, 2010 - 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/2010/0615/p1491.html

Dabigatran (Pradaxa) for Prevention of Stroke in Atrial Fibrillation - STEPS - American...

Dec 15, 2011 - Dabigatran is superior to warfarin for stroke prevention in patients with atrial fibrillation, with similar rates of major bleeding. Because it does not require laboratory monitoring, dabigatran therapy is less complicated than warfarin therapy, but it costs significantly more.

American Family Physician : STEPS

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2011/1215/p1397.html

Daily Colchicine Post-MI Reduces Strokes and Recurrent Hospitalizations for Angina - ... Restricted content. Login required.

Aug 15, 2020 - Daily colchicine after MI reduces cardiovascular events, specifically strokes and hospitalizations for angina. It is inexpensive and well-tolerated and should be considered for patients with recent MIs who are already using guideline-directed therapy.

American Family Physician : POEMs

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2020/0815/p248.html

Daily Multivitamins Do Not Reduce Major Cardiovascular Events in Men and Do Not Affect ...

Jun 1, 2013 - Daily multivitamin supplementation does not reduce the risk of major cardiovascular events in men. The risks of cardiovascular-related mortality and all-cause mortality were also not reduced by multivitamin supplementation.

American Family Physician : POEMs

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2013/0601/p796a.html

Dapagliflozin (Farxiga) for Preventing Hospitalization for Heart Failure - STEPS - ... Restricted content. Login required.

Jul 15, 2020 - Dapagliflozin can be added to existing treatment to reduce the risk of hospitalization for heart failure in patients with type 2 diabetes who have established CVD or are at high risk of CVD. It may also decrease the risk of renal disease progression and death from renal failure.

American Family Physician : STEPS

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2020/0715/p115.html

Dapagliflozin in High-Risk Type 2 Diabetes Reduces Hospitalization for Heart Failure ... Restricted content. Login required.

Aug 1, 2019 - The only cardiovascular benefit to treatment with dapagliflozin was a reduction in the likelihood of hospitalization; 125 patients would need to be treated for 10 years to prevent one hospitalization.

American Family Physician : POEMs

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2019/0801/p184.html

December 1, 2004 - American Family Physician

...Risk of Stroke Following a Transient Ischemic Attack Fear of Childbirth Following Instrumental Vaginal Delivery Do Combination Contraceptives Cause Weight Gain? Management Results in the Care of Febrile Infants POEMS Three Indicators Herald Bacterial Conjunctivitis...

American Family Physician

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2004/1201/

December 1, 2005 - American Family Physician

...Risk Factors for Vascular Events in Patient with Previous TIA POEMS Optimal Duration of Anticoagulation After VTE Vaccination Does Not Increase Risk of Hospitalization Minimal Effect of Cholinesterase for Alzheimer's Home Glucose Monitoring for Type 2 Diabetes...

American Family Physician

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2005/1201/

December 1, 2012 - American Family Physician

...Insulin for Glycemic Control in Acute Ischemic Stroke Aaron Saguil; Matthew C. Pflipsen The Effects of Combination Contraceptives on Weight Elizabeth Salisbury-Afshar Photo Quiz Erythematous Papules on the Face Shannon Buck; Christopher W. Bunt CME Quiz...

American Family Physician

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

December 1, 2015 - American Family Physician

...Some Benefit to Treating Mild Hypertension to Prevent Stroke, CV Deaths, and Overall Mortality Allen F. Shaughnessy Adding Sitagliptin Does Not Reduce or Increase the Risk of Cardiovascular Outcomes Mark H. Ebell An Oral Appliance Does Not Improve Sleep in Patients with...

American Family Physician

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

December 15, 2003 - American Family Physician

...Stroke: Strategies for Primary Prevention Justin A. Ezekowitz; Sharon E. Straus; Sumit R. Majumdar; Finlay A. McAlister Orthostatic Hypotension John G. Bradley; Kathy A. Davis Diagnosis and Management of Post-traumatic Stress Disorder Bradley D. Grinage Evaluation and...

American Family Physician

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

December 15, 2004 - American Family Physician

...Does IV Magnesium Benefit Patients with Acute Stroke? Effects of Hormone Therapy on Urinary Incontinence Intra-articular Injections for Osteoarthritis of the Knees Cesarean Risk and Labor Duration in Obese Mothers Alcohol Consumption and Cardiovascular Mortality...

American Family Physician

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2004/1215/

December 15, 2007 - American Family Physician

...Enoxaparin Preferred Following Acute Ischemic Stroke Continuity of Care Improves Statin Therapy Adherence Do Fall Prevention Programs Improve Quality of Life? Recommendations for Follow-up After Early Breast Cancer Diagnoses POEMS Practice Guidelines ACCP Updates...

American Family Physician

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

December 15, 2011 - American Family Physician

...Subacute Management of Ischemic Stroke Christopher R. Bernheisel; Jeffrey D. Schlaudecker; Katelyn Leopold Departments Keeping Up to Date Tips From Other Journals Which Rule Effectively Diagnoses Deep Venous Thrombosis? Bright Light Therapy: Not Just for Seasonal...

American Family Physician

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

Decompression Surgery, Fabric Masks, Heat Stroke, e-Cigarette Use - AFP Clinical ... Restricted content. Login required.

Jun 1, 2020 - 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/2020/0601/p648.html

Decreasing the Morbidity, Mortality, and Cost of Stroke Through Awareness and ...

Dec 15, 2003 - ...the Morbidity, Mortality, and Cost of Stroke Through Awareness and Prevention MARGARET GRADISON, M.D., Duke University Medical Center, Durham, North Carolina Am Fam Physician. 2003 Dec 15;68(12):2335-2340. Related Article Stroke is a significant medical problem that affects more...

American Family Physician : Editorials

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2003/1215/p2335.html

Deep Venous Thrombosis and Pulmonary Embolism: Current Therapy

March 1, 2017

American Family Physician

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2017/0301/afp20170301p295.pdf

Deep Venous Thrombosis and Pulmonary Embolism: Current Therapy - American Family Physician

Mar 1, 2017 - Pulmonary embolism and deep venous thrombosis are the two most important manifestations of venous thromboembolism (VTE), which is the third most common life-threatening cardiovascular disease in the United States. Anticoagulation is the mainstay of VTE treatment. Most patients with deep...

American Family Physician : Article

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2017/0301/p295.html

Degenerative Cervical Myelopathy: Recognition and Management - American Family Physician Restricted content. Login required.

Dec 15, 2020 - Degenerative cervical myelopathy encompasses a collection of pathologic conditions that result in progressive spinal cord dysfunction secondary to cord compression. Patients are typically male (3: 1 male-to-female ratio), and the average age of presentation is 64 years. The exact ...

American Family Physician : Article

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2020/1215/p740.html

Delirium -- American Family Physician

...many of the signs and symptoms of delirium are also present in conditions such as demen- tia, depression, and psychosis. Some charac- teristic signs and symptoms of delirium are described in this article. All of these symptoms may not be present in every patient. The pre- sentation...

American Family Physician

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2003/0301/afp20030301p1027.pdf

Delirium in Older Persons: Evaluation and Management

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https://www.aafp.org/afp/2014/0801/afp20140801p150.pdf

Delirium in Older Persons: Evaluation and Management - American Family Physician

Aug 1, 2014 - Delirium is defined as an acute, fluctuating syndrome of altered attention, awareness, and cognition. It is common in older persons in the hospital and long-term care facilities and may indicate a life-threatening condition. Assessment for and prevention of delirium should occur at ...

American Family Physician : Article

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2014/0801/p150.html

Dementia

...and psychological symptoms of dementia, but antipsychotics are also associated with an increased risk of severe adverse events such as stroke, tran- sient ischemic attack, or death. Caution: Regulatory bodies have issued alerts that conventional and atypical anti- psychotics are...

American Family Physician

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2014/0115/afp20140115p117.pdf

Dementia - Clinical Evidence Handbook - American Family Physician

Jan 15, 2014 - What are the effects of treatments on cognitive, behavioral, and psychological symptoms of dementia (Alzheimer disease, Lewy body dementia, or vascular dementia)?

American Family Physician : Clinical Evidence Handbook

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2014/0115/p117.html

Dementia with Lewy Bodies - American Family Physician

Apr 1, 2006 - ...National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke Web site:http://www.ninds.nih.gov/disorders/dementiawithlewybodies/dementiawithlewybodies.htm The Lewy Body Dementia Directory Web site:http://www.zarcrom.com/users/alzheimers/odem/lewy-d.html Read the full article. Get...

American Family Physician : Patient Handout

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2006/0401/p1230.html

Dementia With Lewy Bodies: An Emerging Disease - American Family Physician

Apr 1, 2006 - Dementia with Lewy bodies appears to be the second most common form of dementia, accounting for about one in five cases. The condition is characterized by dementia accompanied by delirium, visual hallucinations, and parkinsonism. Other common symptoms include syncope, falls, sleep ...

American Family Physician : Article

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2006/0401/p1223.html

Dementia: What Are the Common Signs? - American Family Physician

Mar 1, 2003 - ...is caused by the destruction of brain cells. Once brain cells are destroyed, they will not grow back or repair themselves. A head injury, a stroke, a brain tumor, or a problem like Alzheimer's disease can hurt brain cells. Some people have a family history of dementia. What is the...

American Family Physician : Patient Handout

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2003/0301/p1051.html

Depression in Later Life: A Diagnostic and Therapeutic Challenge - American Family ...

May 15, 2004 - Depression in elderly persons is widespread, often undiagnosed, and usually untreated. The current system of care is fragmented and inadequate, and staff at residential and other facilities often are ill-equipped to recognize and treat patients with depression. Because there is no ...

American Family Physician : Article

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2004/0515/p2375.html

Depression in Later Life: A Diagnostic and Therapeutic Challenge - American Family ...

...associated with high rates of depression include stroke (30 to 60 percent), coronary heart disease (8 to 44 per- cent), cancer (1 to 40 percent), Parkinson’s disease (40 percent), Alzheimer’s disease (20 to 40 percent), and dementia (17 to 31 percent).4 MINOR DEPRESSION Minor...

American Family Physician

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2004/0515/afp20040515p2375.pdf

Depressive Disorders - Clinical Evidence Handbook - American Family Physician

Jun 1, 2006 - What are the effects of treatments in mild to moderate or severe depression? Which interventions reduce relapse rates? What are the effects of interventions to improve delivery of treatments?

American Family Physician : Clinical Evidence Handbook

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2006/0601/p1999.html

Dermal Electrosurgical Shave Escision -- American Family Physician

...to the skin surface, which is then brought across the base of the lesion with long, unidirectional strokes. Electrosurgical feathering (smoothing of the edges using fine brush strokes with the electrode) can then be per- formed to eliminate sharp wound edges and contour the wound...

American Family Physician

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2002/0501/afp20020501p1883.pdf

Dermal Electrosurgical Shave Excision - American Family Physician

May 1, 2002 - The dermal electrosurgical shave excision is a fast and inexpensive method of removing epidermal and dermal lesions. The procedure is ideally suited for pedunculated lesions raised above the level of the surrounding skin. It consists of repetitive, unidirectional, horizontal slicing of ...

American Family Physician : Article

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2002/0501/p1883.html

Detrimental Effect of Tight Glucose Control on CV Mortality Persists Over Nine Years - ...

Mar 15, 2017 - The initial Action to Control Cardiovascular Risk in Diabetes (ACCORD) study, which compared standard treatment with intensive control, found that despite good intentions, cardiovascular (CV) and overall mortality are significantly higher when blood glucose levels are lower.

American Family Physician : POEMs

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2017/0315/od2.html

Diabetes and Heart Disease - American Family Physician

Oct 15, 2003 - ...If you have diabetes, you have a high risk for having a heart attack or a stroke. You are more likely to get heart disease—and at an younger age—than someone without diabetes. There are things you can do to reduce your risk for heart disease. Learning about the ABCs of diabetes can...

American Family Physician : Patient Handout

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2003/1015/p1577.html

Diabetes Mellitus: Diagnosis and Screening - American Family Physician

Apr 1, 2010 - Based on etiology, diabetes is classified as type 1 diabetes mellitus, type 2 diabetes mellitus, latent autoimmune diabetes, maturity-onset diabetes of youth, and miscellaneous causes. The diagnosis is based on measurement of A1C level, fasting or random blood glucose level, or oral ...

American Family Physician : Article

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2010/0401/p863.html

Diabetes: How Do I Know if I Have it? - American Family Physician

Nov 1, 2000 - ...a hormone called insulin, or if your body doesn't use insulin the right way. If left untreated, it may result in blindness, heart attacks, strokes, kidney failure and amputations. Only half of the people who have diabetes are diagnosed because in the early stages of diabetes, there...

American Family Physician : Patient Handout

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2000/1101/p2137.html

Diabetes: Treating Hypertension - Clinical Evidence Handbook - American Family Physician

Apr 15, 2013 - What are the effects of antihypertensives and different blood pressure targets in persons with diabetes and hypertension?

American Family Physician : Clinical Evidence Handbook

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2013/0415/p574.html

Diabetes: What You Need to Know - American Family Physician

Aug 1, 1999 - ...sugar levels can damage your eyes, blood vessels, nerves and kidneys. Damage to your blood vessels increases your risk of heart attack and stroke. Besides the long-term health risks of high blood sugar levels, diabetes can also cause episodes of hypoglycemia (low blood sugar),...

American Family Physician : Patient Handout

https://www.aafp.org/afp/1999/0801/p647.html

Diabetic Ketoacidosis: Evaluation and Treatment - American Family Physician

Mar 1, 2013 - Diabetic ketoacidosis is characterized by a serum glucose level greater than 250 mg per dL, a pH less than 7.3, a serum bicarbonate level less than 18 mEq per L, an elevated serum ketone level, and dehydration. Insulin deficiency is the main precipitating factor. Diabetic ketoacidosis ...

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https://www.aafp.org/afp/2013/0301/p337.html

Diabetic Kidney Disease: Diagnosis, Treatment, and Prevention - American Family Physician

Jun 15, 2019 - Globally, approximately 20% of the 400 million individuals with diabetes mellitus have diabetic kidney disease (DKD). DKD is associated with higher cardiovascular and all-cause morbidity and mortality, so timely diagnosis and treatment are critical. Screening for early DKD is best done ...

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https://www.aafp.org/afp/2019/0615/p751.html

Diabetic Nephropathy - Clinical Evidence Handbook - American Family Physician

Dec 1, 2005 - What are the effects of treatments in persons with type 1 diabetes and early or late nephropathy? What are the effects of treatments in persons with type 2 diabetes and early or late nephropathy?

American Family Physician : Clinical Evidence Handbook

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2005/1201/p2299.html

Diabetic Nephropathy--The Family Physician's Role - American Family Physician

May 1, 2012 - Nearly one-half of persons with chronic kidney disease have diabetes mellitus. Diabetes accounted for 44 percent of new cases of kidney failure in 2008. Diabetic nephropathy, also called diabetic kidney disease, is associated with significant macrovascular risk, and is the leading cause...

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https://www.aafp.org/afp/2012/0501/p883.html

Diabetic Nephropathy-The Family Physician’s Role

...with type 1 or 2 diabetes and macroalbuminuria because of a higher risk of decline in GFR, and increased risk of myocardial infarction, stroke, and all-cause mortality (number needed to harm = 11). B 36 ACE = angiotensin-converting enzyme; GFR = glomerular filtration rate....

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https://www.aafp.org/afp/2012/0501/afp20120501p883.pdf

Diagnosing Acute Monoarthritis in Adults

...*-Indicates angina pectoris, myocardial infarction, heart failure, cerebrovascular accident, transient ischemic attack, or peripheral vascular disease. Adapted with permission from Kienhorst LB, Janssens HJ, Fransen J, Janssen M; British Society for Rheumatology. The validation of a...

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https://www.aafp.org/afp/2016/1115/afp20161115p810.pdf

Diagnosing Acute Monoarthritis in Adults: A Practical Approach for the Family Physician...

Jul 1, 2003 - Acute monoarthritis can be the initial manifestation of many joint disorders. The first step in diagnosis is to verify that the source of pain is the joint, not the surrounding soft tissues. The most common causes of monoarthritis are crystals (i.e., gout and pseudogout), trauma, and ...

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https://www.aafp.org/afp/2003/0701/p83.html

Diagnosis and Evaluation of Heart Failure

...nervous and renin- angiotensin-aldosterone systems increases blood pressure (for tissue perfusion) and blood volume (enhancing preload, stroke volume, and cardiac output by the Frank- Starling mechanism). These compensatory mechanisms can also lead to further myocar- dial...

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https://www.aafp.org/afp/2012/0615/afp20120615p1161.pdf

Diagnosis and Evaluation of Heart Failure - American Family Physician

Jun 15, 2012 - Heart failure is a common clinical syndrome characterized by dyspnea, fatigue, and signs of volume overload, which may include peripheral edema and pulmonary rales. Heart failure has high morbidity and mortality rates, especially in older persons. Many conditions, such as coronary ...

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https://www.aafp.org/afp/2012/0615/p1161.html

Diagnosis and Management of Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder in Adults

...medications for ADHD did not increase the risk of serious cardiovascular events, including myocardial infarction, sudden cardiac death, or stroke.30 Of note, other medications used in children with ADHD, such as modafinil (Provigil) and the alpha ago- nists clonidine (Catapres)...

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https://www.aafp.org/afp/2012/0501/afp20120501p890.pdf

Diagnosis and Management of Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder in Adults - ...

May 1, 2012 - Attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder in childhood can persist into adulthood in at least 30 percent of patients, with 3 to 4 percent of adults meeting the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, 4th ed., diagnostic criteria. A number of conditions, such as thyroid ...

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https://www.aafp.org/afp/2012/0501/p890.html

Diagnosis and Management of Chronic Heart Failure in Adults - Practice Guidelines - ...

Mar 1, 2007 - Changes in the diagnosis and management of chronic heart failure in adults are reflected in updated guidelines from the American College of Cardiology (ACC) and American Heart Association (AHA).

American Family Physician : Practice Guidelines

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2007/0301/p742.html

Diagnosis and Management of Crohn's Disease - American Family Physician

Dec 15, 2011 - Crohn’s disease is a chronic inflammatory condition affecting the gastrointestinal tract at any point from the mouth to the rectum. Patients may experience diarrhea, abdominal pain, fever, weight loss, abdominal masses, and anemia. Extraintestinal manifestations of Crohn’s disease ...

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https://www.aafp.org/afp/2011/1215/p1365.html

Diagnosis and Management of Diastolic Dysfunction and Heart Failure - American Family ...

Mar 1, 2006 - Diastolic heart failure occurs when signs and symptoms of heart failure are present but left ventricular systolic function is preserved (i.e., ejection fraction greater than 45 percent). The incidence of diastolic heart failure increases with age; therefore, 50 percent of older patients...

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https://www.aafp.org/afp/2006/0301/p841.html

Diagnosis and Management of Generalized Anxiety Disorder and Panic Disorder in Adults -...

May 1, 2015 - Generalized anxiety disorder (GAD) and panic disorder (PD) are among the most common mental disorders in the United States, and they can negatively impact a patient’s quality of life and disrupt important activities of daily living. Evidence suggests that the rates of missed diagnoses ...

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https://www.aafp.org/afp/2015/0501/p617.html

Diagnosis and Management of IBS in Adults

...Serious adverse events including myocardial infarction, unstable angina, and stroke Available only for emergency use through the U.S. Food and Drug Administration34 5-HT = 5-hydroxytryptamine; IBS = irritable bowel syndrome; NNT = number needed to treat; SSRI = selective...

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https://www.aafp.org/afp/2012/0901/afp20120901p419.pdf

Diagnosis and Management of IBS in Adults - American Family Physician

Sep 1, 2012 - Irritable bowel syndrome is defined as abdominal discomfort or pain associated with altered bowel habits for at least three days per month in the previous three months, with the absence of organic disease. In North America, the prevalence of irritable bowel syndrome is 5 to 10 percent ...

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https://www.aafp.org/afp/2012/0901/p419.html

Diagnosis and Management of Osteoporosis

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https://www.aafp.org/afp/2015/0815/afp20150815p261.pdf

Diagnosis and Management of Osteoporosis - American Family Physician

Aug 15, 2015 - Osteoporosis-related fractures affect approximately one in two white women and one in five white men in their lifetime. The impact of fractures includes loss of function, significant costs, and increased mortality. The U.S. Preventive Services Task Force recommends using dual energy ...

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https://www.aafp.org/afp/2015/0815/p261.html

Diagnosis and Treatment of Antiphospholipid Syndrome - Practice Guidelines - American ...

Jul 1, 2006 - The American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG) has developed guidelines for the diagnosis and treatment of antiphospholipid syndrome.

American Family Physician : Practice Guidelines

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2006/0701/p184.html

Diagnosis and Treatment of Atrial Fibrillation

September 15, 2016

American Family Physician

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2016/0915/afp20160915p442.pdf

Diagnosis and Treatment of Atrial Fibrillation - American Family Physician

Sep 15, 2016 - Atrial fibrillation is a supraventricular arrhythmia that adversely affects cardiac function and increases the risk of stroke. It is the most common arrhythmia and a major source of morbidity and mortality; its prevalence increases with age. Pulse rate is sensitive, but not specific, ...

American Family Physician : Article

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2016/0915/p442.html

Diagnosis and Treatment of Hypothermia - American Family Physician

Dec 15, 2004 - Although hypothermia is most common in patients who are exposed to a cold environment, it can develop secondary to toxin exposure, metabolic derangements, infections, and dysfunction of the central nervous and endocrine systems. The clinical presentation of hypothermia includes a ...

American Family Physician : Article

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2004/1215/p2325.html

Diagnosis and Treatment of Obstructive Sleep Apnea in Adults

September 1, 2016

American Family Physician

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2016/0901/afp20160901p355.pdf

Diagnosis and Treatment of Obstructive Sleep Apnea in Adults - American Family Physician

Sep 1, 2016 - Obstructive sleep apnea is a common disorder that causes patients to temporarily stop or decrease their breathing repeatedly during sleep. This results in fragmented, nonrestful sleep that can lead to symptoms such as morning headache and daytime sleepiness. Obstructive sleep apnea ...

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https://www.aafp.org/afp/2016/0901/p355.html

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