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...Setting a goal, identifying the right patients, and implementing team care can help bring hypertension under control. November/December 2015 Issue Putting Pre-Visit Planning Into Practice [Feature] Patient visits can be more effective if much of the information gathering...

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...Setting a goal, identifying the right patients, and implementing team care can help bring hypertension under control. January/February 2016 Issue Ring In the New Year With Five Five-Star Apps [SPPACES: App Reviews] From keeping up with preventive service recommendations...

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...This installment in FPM's ICD-10 series explains the guidelines for coding hypertension. January/February 2014 Issue 10 Steps to Preparing Your Office for ICD-10 -- Now [Feature] Don't wait any longer. You need to take steps now to meet the Oct. 1 deadline....

Family Practice Management

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Building an Outdoor Urgent Care Clinic During a Pandemic: One Clinic's Experience -- FPM Restricted content. Login required.

Oct 1, 2020 - When an infectious disease outbreak strikes, an outdoor clinic can reduce the risk of transmission and conserve personal protective equipment.

Family Practice Management : Articles

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Building an Outdoor Urgent Care Clinic During a Pandemic: One Clinic’s Experience

...tremen- dously. As expected, our billable diagno- ses changed significantly over this time period. Our top four diagnoses pre-COVID were hypertension, low-back pain, annual physicals, and hyperlipidemia. During the initial six weeks of our outdoor urgent care clinic, the top four...

Family Practice Management

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2020/0900/fpm20200900p14.pdf

Building Cultural Competence and Proficiency

...The clinician may even erroneously remember that this patient can't afford the pharmacy copay. Consequently, although the patient's hypertension is not under control, the clinician decides not to intensify the treatment regimen. This clinician believes that he made the best decision...

Patient Care

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Calcium Channel Antagonists: Morbidity and Mortality - What's the Evidence? - American ...

Apr 1, 1998 - Recent studies have shown an association between the use of calcium channel antagonists for the treatment of hypertension and an increased risk of myocardial infarction, gastrointestinal hemorrhage and cancer. The interpretation of the results of these studies and their application to ...

American Family Physician : Article

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Calcium Supplementation for Preventing Hypertensive Disorders in Pregnancy - Cochrane ...

Oct 1, 2015 - High-dose calcium supplementation (i.e., at least 1,000 mg per day) during pregnancy reduces the risk of developing hypertension and preeclampsia. The most significant risk reduction occurs in women at risk of hypertensive disorders and those with low-calcium diets.

American Family Physician : Cochrane for Clinicians

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2015/1001/p570.html

Can We Avoid Errors in Family Practice? -- FPM

Aug 1, 2002 - FPM's medical editor writes about research to identify sources of error in family practice.

Family Practice Management : Opinion

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Can Your Patients Afford the Medications You Prescribe? -- Family Practice Management

...than 15 years. You’ve been treating her hypertension and type-2 diabetes for most of that time. Until recently, she was able to control both with some of the newer medica- tions for these diseases. Over the past year, however, both her hypertension and diabetes have been sliding out...

Family Practice Management

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Can Your Patients Afford the Medications You Prescribe? -- FPM

Apr 1, 2006 - Patient adherence may depend on the answer to this question, so it must be asked.

Family Practice Management : Articles

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Cancer - American Family Physician

Apr 15, 2021 - This collection features AFP content on cancer and related issues, including various types (breast, cervical, childhood, colorectal, lung, oral, ovarian, prostate, skin, testicular, and other types of cancer). This collection features AFP content on cancer and related issues, including ...

American Family Physician : AFP By Topic

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Cancer Screening in Perspective - Editorials - American Family Physician

Mar 15, 2001 - ...through screening. Likewise, these numbers remind us that, for most patients, careful attention to cardiovascular risk factors (smoking, hypertension, hyperlipidemia and physical inactivity) will yield higher dividends than cancer screening.10 One of our most challenging tasks as...

American Family Physician : Editorials

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2001/0315/p1039.html

Cannabis Use in Older Adults Continues Upward Trend

A recent analysis of patient data from the National Survey on Drug Use and Health found that cannabis use among older adults increased steadily between 2015 and 2018.

https://www.aafp.org/news/health-of-the-public/20200304cannabisuse.html

Cardiac Rehabilitation: Improving Function and Reducing Risk

...Assess presence of orthostatic hypertension Detailed medication regimen, including how the patient takes medications at home Management should follow current guidelines Counsel patient to work on barriers to medication compliance Encourage tobacco cessation and offer...

American Family Physician

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2016/0701/afp20160701p37.pdf

Cardiac Rehabilitation: Improving Function and Reducing Risk - American Family Physician

Jul 1, 2016 - Cardiac rehabilitation is a comprehensive multidisciplinary program individually tailored to the needs of patients with cardiovascular disease. The overall goals focus on improving daily function and reducing cardiovascular risk factors. Cardiac rehabilitation includes interventions ...

American Family Physician : Article

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2016/0701/p37.html

Cardiac Risk Assessment -- FPM

Oct 1, 2014 - The Cardiac Risk Assist app allows health care professionals to calculate 10-year and lifetime risks for atherosclerotic cardiovascular (CV) disease.

Family Practice Management : SPPACES: App Reviews

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2014/0900/p32.html

Cardiomyopathy: An Overview

November 15, 2017

American Family Physician

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2017/1115/afp20171115p640.pdf

Cardiomyopathy: An Overview - American Family Physician

Nov 15, 2017 - The definition and classification of cardiomyopathy have evolved considerably in recent years. Cardiomyopathy can be separated into primary (genetic, mixed, or acquired) and secondary categories, which result in varied phenotypes including dilated, hypertrophic, and restrictive ...

American Family Physician : Article

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2017/1115/p640.html

Cardiomyopathy: An Overview - American Family Physician

May 1, 2009 - Cardiomyopathy is an anatomic and pathologic diagnosis associated with muscle or electrical dysfunction of the heart. Cardiomyopathies represent a heterogeneous group of diseases that often lead to progressive heart failure with significant morbidity and mortality. Cardiomyopathies may ...

American Family Physician : Article

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2009/0501/p778.html

Cardiovascular

The Cardiovascular Clinical Recommendations and Guidelines help family physicians make evidence-based decisions about treatment and prevention of cardiovascular disease.

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Cardiovascular Conditions

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Cardiovascular Conditions CME Virtual Course | AAFP

Register for AAFP’s cardiovascular conditions CME virtual course May 19-22 and learn to prevent, treat, and manage the risk of heart disease. Attend the full course or choose from half-day sessions. Earn up to 26 CME credits.

https://www.aafp.org/cme/all/cardiovascular/streaming.html

Cardiovascular Conditions Online CME Course | AAFP

Discover new ways to treat and manage your patients with cardiovascular conditions with this AAFP online CME activity. Earn 24 CME credits.

https://www.aafp.org/cme/all/cardiovascular/self-study.html

Cardiovascular Disease and the Differences Between the Sexes - Editorials - American ...

Apr 1, 2001 - ...related to cardiovascular disease. The influence of concurrent conditions and lifestyle features, especially diabetes, smoking, systolic hypertension and exercise appears to be stronger in women. Despite the emergence of evidence-based recommendations for lipid-lowering therapy in...

American Family Physician : Editorials

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2001/0401/p1290.html

Cardiovascular Effects of NSAIDs - FPIN's Clinical Inquiries - American Family Physician

Aug 15, 2014 - Aspirin does not elevate blood pressure. Among nonselective NSAIDs, ibuprofen increases the risk of hypertension and stroke. Diclofenac does not increase the risk of hypertension, but does increase the risk of stroke. Naproxen (Naprosyn) does not increase the risk of hypertension or ...

American Family Physician : FPIN's Clinical Inquiries

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2014/0815/od2.html

Cardiovascular Risk of Combined Oral Contraceptive Use - FPIN's Clinical Inquiries - ...

Dec 15, 2012 - Because of an increased risk of cardiovascular disease, the use of combined oral contraceptives (OCs) should be considered carefully in women who smoke and in those with hypertension or hyperlipidemia.

American Family Physician : FPIN's Clinical Inquiries

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2012/1215/od4.html

Cardiovascular Risk Profiling in Blacks: Don't Forget the Lipids - Editorials - ...

Nov 1, 1998 - ...Are these data surprising? For some of us, the answer is yes —we tend to focus on stroke risk in blacks and the linear association with hypertension. Indeed, many of us overlook other risk factors—particularly lipid disorders—because we learned from the National Health and Nutrition...

American Family Physician : Editorials

https://www.aafp.org/afp/1998/1101/p1541.html

Cardiovascular Risk Reduction in Children - Practice Guidelines - American Family ...

Jun 15, 2007 - A growing body of literature points to the significance of premature cardiovascular disease in certain childhood diagnoses and emphasizes the importance of risk reduction by disease stratification.

American Family Physician : Practice Guidelines

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2007/0615/p1873.html

Cardiovascular Risk Reduction Learning Community In DARTNet

Read a description of the Cardiovascular Risk Reduction study, along with aims, objectives, timeline, and status. Get contact information.

https://www.aafp.org/family-physician/patient-care/nrn/studies/all/cvd.html

Cardiovascular Risks of Combined Oral Contraceptive Use

...disease, the use of combined oral contracep- tives (OCs) should be considered carefully in women who smoke and in those with hypertension or hyperlipidemia. (Strength of Recommendation: B, based on systematic reviews of case-control and cohort studies.) Combined OC use in patients...

American Family Physician

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2012/1215/afp20121215od4.pdf

Cardiovascular Screening of Student Athletes - American Family Physician

Aug 15, 2000 - Each year, a number of children and adolescents die suddenly from cardiac problems that are associated with a small subgroup of disorders and high-risk behaviors. While sudden cardiac death in any child or adolescent is distressing, it can be particularly devastating when it occurs in a...

American Family Physician : Article

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2000/0815/p765.html

Care of a Transgender Adolescent

July 1, 2015 Curbside Consultation

American Family Physician

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2015/0715/afp20150715p142.pdf

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

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

American Family Physician : Curbside Consultation

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

Care of Incarcerated Patients - American Family Physician

Nov 15, 2018 - The United States has the highest incarceration rate of any nation in the world. Approximately 870 of every 100,000 U.S. citizens are currently in jails or prisons. U.S. inmates are disproportionately young males, racial and ethnic minorities, and persons of low socioeconomic status. ...

American Family Physician : Article

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2018/1115/p577.html

Care of Special Populations - American Family Physician

May 1, 2021 - This collection features AFP content on the care of special populations and related issues, including ethnic minorities; gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgendered persons; homeless and uninsured persons; and mentally retarded persons. This collection features AFP content on the care of ...

American Family Physician : AFP By Topic

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Care of the College Student

...Stimulant Hypertension, tachycardia, anosmia, rhinorrhea, bloody nose, paranoia, stroke, seizures Flunitrazepam (Rohypnol) Roofies, rophies, roche, Mexican valium, forget- me pill Pill (taken orally or ground up and snorted) Central nervous system depressant Sedation,...

American Family Physician

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2013/1101/afp20131101p596.pdf

Care of the College Student - American Family Physician

Nov 1, 2013 - There are approximately 20 million students in U.S. colleges and universities. Although this population is characterized as having good health, 600,000 students report some form of disability or some type of medical problem, including attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder, learning ...

American Family Physician : Article

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2013/1101/p596.html

Care of the Homeless: An Overview

...hypertension, coronary artery disease, congestive heart failure, and peripheral vascular disease are common in homeless persons. Poor diet contributes to nutrition-related disorders and the high prevalence of uncontrolled diabetes mellitus, hypercholesterolemia, and hypertension....

American Family Physician

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2014/0415/afp20140415p634.pdf

Care of the Homeless: An Overview - American Family Physician

Apr 15, 2014 - Homelessness affects men, women, and children of all races and ethnicities. On any given night, more than 610,000 persons in the United States are homeless; a little more than one-third of these are families. Homeless persons are more likely to become ill, have greater hospitalization ...

American Family Physician : Article

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2014/0415/p634.html

Care of the Military Veteran: Selected Health Issues - American Family Physician

Nov 1, 2019 - According to the U.S. Census Bureau, 18.2 million veterans were living in the United States in 2017, of whom 1.6 million were female. Less than one-half of all veterans receive care at a Veterans Health Administration or military treatment facility, leaving most to receive services from...

American Family Physician : Article

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2019/1101/p544.html

Care of the Premature Infant: Part I. Monitoring Growth and Development - American ...

May 1, 1998 - When monitoring growth and development in the premature infant, physicians should make adjustments for the estimated due date. With minor exceptions, administration of immunizations is based on the chronologic age. Administration of hepatitis B vaccine should be delayed until the infant...

American Family Physician : Article

https://www.aafp.org/afp/1998/0501/p2123.html

Caregiver Support for Women During Childbirth: Does the Presence of a Labor-Support ...

Oct 1, 2002 - This review indicates that continuous caregiver support during childbirth has a number of benefits with minimal to no risks. It was less likely that women would need pain medications or have an operative vaginal delivery, a cesarean section, or a five-minute Apgar score of less than 7 ...

American Family Physician : Cochrane for Clinicians

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2002/1001/p1205.html

Caring for Infants with Congenital Heart Disease and Their Families - American Family ...

Apr 1, 1999 - Congenital heart defects are classified into two broad categories: acyanotic and cyanotic lesions. The most common acyanotic lesions are ventricular septal defect, atrial septal defect, atrioventricular canal, pulmonary stenosis, patent ductus arteriosus, aortic stenosis and coarctation...

American Family Physician : Article

https://www.aafp.org/afp/1999/0401/p1857.html

Caring for Latino Patients - American Family Physician

Jan 1, 2013 - Latinos comprise nearly 16 percent of the U.S. population, and this proportion is anticipated to increase to 30 percent by 2050. Latinos are a diverse ethnic group that includes many different cultures, races, and nationalities. Barriers to care have resulted in striking disparities in ...

American Family Physician : Article

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2013/0101/p48.html

Caring for Me Is Caring for You: The Power of Self-Care and Personal Transformation -- FPM

Apr 1, 2020 - Want to see change in your team, your organization, or beyond? Start by filling your own tank.

Family Practice Management : Articles

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2020/0300/p17.html

Caring for Patients After Bariatric Surgery - American Family Physician

Apr 15, 2006 - Bariatric surgery leads to sustainable long-term weight loss and may be curative for such obesity-related comorbidities as diabetes and obstructive sleep apnea in severely obese patients. The Roux-en-Y gastric bypass has become the most common procedure for patients undergoing bariatric...

American Family Physician : Article

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2006/0415/p1403.html

Caring for Patients With Addiction Problems Takes Practice

Caring for Patients With Addiction Problems Takes Practice

AAFP News : Fresh Perspectives: New Docs in Practice | AAFP News Blog : Blogs

https://www.aafp.org/news/blogs/freshperspectives/entry/caring_for_patients_with_addiction.html

Caring for Transgender and Gender-Diverse Persons: What Clinicians Should Know - ...

Dec 1, 2018 - Persons whose experienced or expressed gender differs from their sex assigned at birth may identify as transgender. Transgender and gender-diverse persons may have gender dysphoria (i.e., distress related to this incongruence) and often face substantial health care disparities and ...

American Family Physician : Article

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2018/1201/p645.html

Case Report: Back Pain as a Presenting Symptom of Systemic Mastocytosis - Letters to ...

Feb 15, 2021 - ...To the Editor: A 51-year-old man with a history of hypertension, depression, and anxiety presented with low back pain at rest that increased with movement. The pain began when the patient was coughing during a mild cold that had already been remitted at the time of the examination....

American Family Physician : Letter

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2021/0215/p200a.html

Case Report: CHD as a Potential Cause of Chest Pain in Adult Patients - Letters to the ...

Oct 15, 2008 - ...would like to present a case in which a careful and systematic physical examination yielded an alternative diagnosis in a patient whose hypertension was long believed to be secondary to cocaine abuse. A 59-year-old man presented to the emergency department complaining of...

American Family Physician : Letter

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2008/1015/p911.html

Case Report: Drug Interactions Between Statins and Azole Antifungals - Letters to the ...

Jul 15, 2005 - ...The patient is a 67-year-old woman with dyslipidemia, diabetes mellitus, hypertension, and coronary artery disease. Her medications included simvastatin, enalapril (Vasotec), isosorbide dinitrate (Sorbitrate), atenolol (Tenormin), and insulin. Three weeks before presentation, she...

American Family Physician : Letter

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2005/0715/ol2.html

Case Report: Late-Onset Eclampsia Presents as Bilateral Cortical Blindness - Letters to...

Mar 1, 2005 - ...The patient was a healthy, 21-year-old black woman, gravida three, para one, with a previous normal pregnancy and no history of hypertension or preeclampsia. She had an unremarkable prenatal course and her blood pressure prenatally ranged from 98/62 mm Hg to 130/80 mm Hg one week...

American Family Physician : Letter

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2005/0301/p856a.html

Case Report: Limitations of Virtual Care in Older Adults with Functional and Cognitive ...

Feb 15, 2021 - ...To the Editor: An 85-year-old patient with hypertension, coronary artery disease, peripheral vascular disease, vascular dementia, diabetes mellitus, and chronic kidney disease was residing in an assisted living facility due to dementia and care dependency. The patient's family was...

American Family Physician : Letter

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2021/0215/p201.html

Case Report: Patient Adherence to Drug Regimens Vital to Treatment - Letters to the ...

Sep 15, 2007 - ...months. On the day of presentation, the patient was unable to bear any weight on her right leg. Her medical history was significant for hypertension, mental retardation, and a seizure disorder. Physical examination revealed right lower extremity warmth, tenderness to palpation, and...

American Family Physician : Letter

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2007/0915/p769a.html

Case Report: Patient with Ketoacidosis and Impaired Insulin Secretion - Letters to the ...

Feb 1, 2011 - ...of insulin resistance can cause beta cell exhaustion in the absence of autoimmunity,2 common manifestations of insulin resistance such as hypertension and obesity were absent in this patient. Alternatively, he may have had an atypical presentation of LADA in which the initial...

American Family Physician : Letter

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2011/0201/p232.html

Case Report: Posterior Reversible Encephalopathy Syndrome - Letters to the Editor - ...

Dec 15, 2005 - ...new onset of seizures with accelerated hypertension. MRI showed characteristic abnormalities of PRES. Aggressive management of blood pressure resulted in complete resolution of clinical and radiologic findings. A 19-year-old woman with hypertension, systemic lupus erythematosus, and...

American Family Physician : Letter

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2005/1215/p2430.html

Case Report: Subarachnoid Hemorrhage in Woman with Migraines - Letters to the Editor - ...

Mar 1, 2009 - ...to the editor: A 45-year-old woman with a history of migraines and a recent diagnosis of hypertension presented with a two-day history of increasing headache. She had taken over-the-counter medications with some relief. On the second day, the patient awoke with terrible pain located...

American Family Physician : Letter

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2009/0301/p374.html

Case Report: Takotsubo Cardiomyopathy in a Recently Widowed Woman - Letters to the ...

Nov 1, 2009 - ...A 74-year-old black woman with a history of hypertension presented with complaints of weakness and chest pain a few days after the death of her husband whom she had been married to for 35 years. Her examination revealed a blood pressure of 186/88 mm Hg and tachycardia....

American Family Physician : Letter

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2009/1101/p908.html

Case Report: Use of Prazosin for Treatment of Posttraumatic Stress Disorder - Letters ...

Sep 1, 2005 - ...activity. The use of prazosin is likely to be familiar to family physicians given its past popularity in the treatment of patients with hypertension. After warning the patient about the potentially significant first-dose effect of orthostatic hypotension, a trial of prazosin was...

American Family Physician : Letter

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2005/0901/p758.html

Case Reports: Rhabdomyolysis Associated with COVID-19 - Letters to the Editor - ...

Dec 1, 2020 - ...Asthma, diabetes mellitus, hypertension, obesity None Obesity, prediabetes, Hypertension, schizophrenia, seizures Diabetes, hypertension Hypertension, prediabetes None None None Hypertension Presenting signs and symptoms Cough, SOB, fever Myalgias, fever,...

American Family Physician : Letter

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2020/1201/p645a.html

Case Reports: Rhabdomyolysis Associated with COVID-19 - Letters to the Editor - ...

Dec 1, 2020 - ...An 88-year-old woman with a history of hypertension, pulmonary embolism (receiving apixaban [Eliquis]), hypothyroidism, and chronic kidney disease presented with three hours of slurred speech, dizziness, and blurred vision. On arrival, her symptoms improved, and she was afebrile....

American Family Physician : Letter

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2020/1201/p645.html

Case Studies in International Medicine - American Family Physician

Jun 1, 1999 - Family physicians in the United States are increasingly called on to manage the complex clinical problems of newly arrived immigrants and refugees. Case studies and discussions are provided in this article to update physicians on the diagnosis and management of potentially unfamiliar ...

American Family Physician : Article

https://www.aafp.org/afp/1999/0601/p3040.html

Cashing in on House Calls -- Family Practice Management

...attention. I also offer online consultations for established patients, for a fee. This is a great way to help patients with diabetes, hypertension and high cholesterol to manage their health between visits. Financing the practice The financial success of a cash-based house...

Family Practice Management

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2006/0200/fpm20060200p67.pdf

Cashing in on House Calls -- FPM

Feb 1, 2006 - A cash-only, house call practice enabled this physician to earn more while spending less.

Family Practice Management : Articles

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2006/0200/p67.html

Causes and Evaluation of Chronic Dyspnea

...chest is the most appropriate imaging study for diagnosing suspected pulmonary causes of chronic dyspnea. To diagnose pulmonary arterial hypertension or certain interstitial lung diseases, right heart catheterization or bronchoscopy may be needed. (Am Fam Physician....

American Family Physician

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2012/0715/afp20120715p173.pdf

Causes and Evaluation of Chronic Dyspnea - American Family Physician

Jul 15, 2012 - Chronic dyspnea is shortness of breath that lasts more than one month. The perception of dyspnea varies based on behavioral and physiologic responses. Dyspnea that is greater than expected with the degree of exertion is a symptom of disease. Most cases of dyspnea result from asthma, ...

American Family Physician : Article

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2012/0715/p173.html

CCTA and Radionuclide Stress Testing Similar for Evaluation of Chest Pain - POEMs - ...

Dec 1, 2015 - For the evaluation of chest pain in intermediate-risk patients, CCTA is comparable with myocardial perfusion imaging in its ability to select patients for invasive management. Both modalities are also similar when it comes to downstream resource use and adverse cardiovascular events. ...

American Family Physician : POEMs

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2015/1201/p1022.html

CDC Releases Guidelines on Improving Preconception Health Care - Practice Guidelines - ...

Dec 1, 2006 - Improving preconception health care can result in improved reproductive health outcomes and has the potential to reduce societal costs, as well. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) developed recommendations for physicians and public health officials that aim to improve ...

American Family Physician : Practice Guidelines

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2006/1201/p1967.html

CDC Releases Report on Prevalence of Adult Obesity - Practice Guidelines - American ...

Jun 15, 2007 - The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) found that the prevalence of obesity in adults increased significantly from 1995 to 2005 in all states, based on data from the 1995, 2000, and 2005 Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System surveys.

American Family Physician : Practice Guidelines

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2007/0615/p1885.html

CDC Report on Barriers to Children Walking to School - Practice Guidelines - American ...

Feb 15, 2006 - The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has released a report on the barriers to children walking to and from school in the United States in 2004. The CDC believes that comprehensive initiatives that include behavioral, environmental, and policy strategies are needed to ...

American Family Physician : Practice Guidelines

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2006/0215/p729.html

CDC Updates Guidelines for Influenza Vaccination for 2010-2011 Season - Practice ...

Oct 1, 2010 - The Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP) of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has released updated recommendations on influenza control for the 2010–2011 season. Seasonal influenza vaccines in 2010–2011 will contain A/California/7/2009 (H1N1)-like, ...

American Family Physician : Practice Guidelines

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2010/1001/p838.html

Celiac Disease - American Family Physician

Mar 1, 1998 - ...Next: Living with Hypertension View the full table of contents >> Home / Journals / afp / Vol. 57/No. 5(March 1, 1998) / Celiac Disease

American Family Physician : Patient Handout

https://www.aafp.org/afp/1998/0301/p1039.html

Cerebrospinal Fluid Analysis - American Family Physician Restricted content. Login required.

Apr 1, 2021 - Cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) analysis is a diagnostic tool for many conditions affecting the central nervous system. Urgent indications for lumbar puncture include suspected central nervous system infection or subarachnoid hemorrhage. CSF analysis is not necessarily diagnostic but can be ...

American Family Physician : Article

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2021/0401/p422.html

Cerebrospinal Fluid Analysis - American Family Physician

Sep 15, 2003 - Lumbar puncture is frequently performed in primary care. Properly interpreted tests can make cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) a key tool in the diagnosis of a variety of diseases. Proper evaluation of CSF depends on knowing which tests to order, normal ranges for the patient's age, and the ...

American Family Physician : Article

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2003/0915/p1103.html

Cerebrospinal Fluid Analysis - American Family Physician

...above 250 mm H20 are diagnostic of intracranial hypertension. Ele- vated intracranial pressure is present in many pathologic states, including meningitis, intracranial hemorrhage, and tumors. Idio- pathic intracranial hypertension is a condition most commonly seen in obese women...

American Family Physician

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2003/0915/afp20030915p1103.pdf

Cesarean Delivery: Counseling Issues and Complication Management - American Family ...

Feb 1, 2015 - Nearly one-third of all deliveries in the United States are cesarean deliveries. Compared with spontaneous vaginal delivery, cesarean delivery is associated with increased maternal and neonatal morbidity and mortality. Interventions that decrease the chance of a cesarean delivery ...

American Family Physician : Article

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2015/0201/p178.html

Cheng.pdf

...◦ Chronic kidney disease ◦ Chronic liver disease ◦ Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease ◦ Diabetes mellitus ◦ Hypercholesterolemia ◦ Hypertension ◦ Malignancy FIGURE 3 Algorithm for in-person evaluation of patients with diagnosed or suspected symptomatic coronavirus disease...

American Family Physician

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/journals/afp/Cheng.pdf

Chest Pain with Diffuse T-Wave Inversion

August 15, 2014 Photo Quiz

American Family Physician

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2014/0815/afp20140815p257.pdf

Chest Pain with Diffuse T-Wave Inversion - Photo Quiz - American Family Physician

Aug 15, 2014 - A 45-year-old man presented with worsening left-sided, sharp pleuritic chest pain that began one week earlier.

American Family Physician : Photo Quiz

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2014/0815/p257.html

Chicago Universities Collaborate on 'Problem-Oriented Diagnosis' Series - Inside AFP - ...

Feb 15, 2000 - ...department include urinary tract infection, headache, dyslipidemia and cervical cytology. Dr. Rudy has a personal research interest in hypertension and insulin resistance, and is interested in teaching and learning about osteoporosis and colon cancer—watch for Dr. Rudy's upcoming...

American Family Physician : Inside AFP

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2000/0215/p922.html

Child and Adolescent Health Online CME Course | AAFP

Grow your pediatric medicine skills and advance the level of care you deliver to your youngest patients with this online CME course from AAFP. Earn 23.25 CME credits.

https://www.aafp.org/cme/all/child-adolescent-health/self-study.html

Child with Swollen Eyes - Photo Quiz - American Family Physician

Sep 1, 2019 - A six-year-old child presented with eye swelling, cold-like symptoms, and fever.

American Family Physician : Photo Quiz

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2019/0901/p313.html

Childhood Obesity Report Delivers Mixed Results

A Robert Wood Johnson Foundation report on childhood obesity found that although overall obesity rates remain high, they have begun to stabilize -- and even decrease -- in some populations.

https://www.aafp.org/news/health-of-the-public/20191105rwjfobesityrpt.html

Childhood Obesity: Highlights of AMA Expert Committee Recommendations - American Family...

Jul 1, 2008 - Childhood obesity is an increasingly serious problem; 13.9 percent of children two to five years of age, 18.8 percent of children six to 11 years of age, and 17.4 percent of adolescents 12 to 19 years of age in America are obese. Practical strategies that primary care physicians can use...

American Family Physician : Article

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2008/0701/p56.html

Childhood Obesity: Time for Action, Not Complacency - Editorials - American Family ...

Feb 15, 1999 - ...predominantly when there is a strong genetic component.8 The complications of obesity in adulthood are well known (heart disease, hypertension, type 2 diabetes mellitus [formerly known as non–insulin-dependent diabetes], etc.). Estimation of annual costs related to obesity and its...

American Family Physician : Editorials

https://www.aafp.org/afp/1999/0215/p758.html

Children, Physical Activity, and Public Health: Another Call to Action - Editorials - ...

Mar 15, 2002 - ...are less active and more obese than ever before.1 They are, therefore, at increased risk for negative health outcomes such as diabetes, hypertension, and cardiovascular disease, which are associated with sedentary lifestyles. Multiple social, cultural, and environmental factors have...

American Family Physician : Editorials

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2002/0315/p1033.html

Chlorthalidone Vs. Hydrochlorothiazide for Treatment of Hypertension

December 1, 2015 Clinical Inquiries

American Family Physician

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2015/1201/afp20151201p1015.pdf

Chlorthalidone vs. Hydrochlorothiazide for Treatment of Hypertension - FPIN's Help Desk...

Dec 1, 2015 - Chlorthalidone produces slightly greater reductions in blood pressure compared with hydrochlorothiazide (HCTZ), but it is associated with greater declines in serum potassium levels. Chlorthalidone lowers the risk of cardiovascular events about 18% more than HCTZ at the same achieved ...

American Family Physician : FPIN's Help Desk Answers

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2015/1201/p1015.html

Cholesterol Treatment Guidelines Update - American Family Physician

Mar 1, 2002 - Hypercholesterolemia is one of the major contributors to atherosclerosis and coronary heart disease in our society. The National Cholesterol Education Program of the National Institutes of Health has created a set of guidelines that standardize the clinical assessment and management of ...

American Family Physician : Article

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2002/0301/p871.html

Cholesterol Treatment Guidelines Update -- American Family Physician

...lipopro- tein (LDL) cholesterol is the primary lipoprotein mediating atherosclerosis. Other risk factors such as cigarette smok- ing, hypertension, diabetes, and a low level of high-density lipoprotein (HDL) cholesterol also have been implicated in CHD.3 In an effort to address...

American Family Physician

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2002/0301/afp20020301p871.pdf

Choosing a Skeletal Muscle Relaxant - American Family Physician

Aug 1, 2008 - Skeletal muscle relaxants are widely used in treating musculoskeletal conditions. However, evidence of their effectiveness consists mainly of studies with poor methodologic design. In addition, these drugs have not been proven to be superior to acetaminophen or nonsteroidal ...

American Family Physician : Article

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2008/0801/p365.html

Choosing Between Warfarin (Coumadin) and Aspirin Therapy for Patients with Atrial ...

Jun 15, 2005 - Pooled data from randomized trials show that warfarin reduces the risk of stroke from 4.5 percent to 1.4 percent per year in patients with nonvalvular atrial fibrillation and no history of stroke or transient ischemic attack (TIA).

American Family Physician : Point-of-Care Guides

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2005/0615/p2348.html

Choosing Drug Therapy for Patients with Hyperlipidemia - American Family Physician

Jun 1, 2000 - Almost 13 million American adults require drug therapy to meet the low-density lipoprotein goals set by the National Cholesterol Education Program. Attempts to achieve these goals through diet and exercise are often unsuccessful. Major studies in recent years have demonstrated that ...

American Family Physician : Article

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2000/0601/p3371.html

Choosing Topical Corticosteroids - American Family Physician

Jan 15, 2009 - Topical corticosteroids are one of the oldest and most useful treatments for dermatologic conditions. There are many topical steroids available, and they differ in potency and formulation. Successful treatment depends on an accurate diagnosis and consideration of the steroid's delivery ...

American Family Physician : Article

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2009/0115/p135.html

Choosing Wisely: Avoid nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) in individuals ...

Avoid nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) in individuals with hypertension or heart failure or chronic kidney disease of all causes, including diabetes.

American Family Physician : Choosing Wisely Recommendations

https://www.aafp.org/afp/recommendations/viewRecommendation.htm?recommendationId=36

Choosing Wisely: Don’t initiate an outpatient hypertension workup in asymptomatic ...

Don’t initiate an outpatient hypertension workup in asymptomatic pediatric patients prior to repeating the blood pressure measurement.

American Family Physician : Choosing Wisely Recommendations

https://www.aafp.org/afp/recommendations/viewRecommendation.htm?recommendationId=362

Choosing Wisely: Don’t initiate antihypertensive treatment in individuals ≥ 60 years of...

Don’t initiate antihypertensive treatment in individuals ≥ 60 years of age for systolic blood pressure < 150 mm Hg or diastolic blood pressure < 90 mm Hg.

American Family Physician : Choosing Wisely Recommendations

https://www.aafp.org/afp/recommendations/viewRecommendation.htm?recommendationId=267

Choosing Wisely: Don’t initiate routine evaluation of carotid artery disease prior to ...

Don’t initiate routine evaluation of carotid artery disease prior to cardiac surgery in the absence of symptoms or other high-risk criteria.

American Family Physician : Choosing Wisely Recommendations

https://www.aafp.org/afp/recommendations/viewRecommendation.htm?recommendationId=86

Choosing Wisely: Don’t order routine screening urinalysis in healthy, asymptomatic ...

Don’t order routine screening urinalysis in healthy, asymptomatic pediatric patients as part of routine well-child care.

American Family Physician : Choosing Wisely Recommendations

https://www.aafp.org/afp/recommendations/viewRecommendation.htm?recommendationId=359

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