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Tips From Other Journals - American Family Physician

Jul 1, 2007 - ...experienced significantly more severe adverse effects (6 percent compared with 11 percent). The most common serious adverse events were hypertension (12 patients), depression (8 patients), diarrhea (7 patients), and congestive heart failure (7 patients). Conclusion: Women who...

American Family Physician : Tip

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2007/0701/p127.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

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

AFP Content Reflect Readers' Interests - Inside AFP - American Family Physician

Jun 15, 2007 - ...select categories of conditions that they were likely to treat in patients during a typical two-day period. More than 90 percent listed hypertension, diabetes, cholesterol problem, emotional problem, and respiratory infection. More than half said they see patients with the following...

American Family Physician : Inside AFP

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2007/0615/p1751.html

Tips From Other Journals - American Family Physician

Jun 15, 2007 - ...study found that babies born to mothers who used SSRIs after 20 weeks' gestation had a sixfold increase in persistent pulmonary hypertension. Recommendations: The ACOG Committee on Obstetric Practice recommends that decisions about SSRI treatment during pregnancy be individualized...

American Family Physician : Tip

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2007/0615/p1851.html

Tips From Other Journals - American Family Physician

Jun 15, 2007 - ...required to be a singleton vaginal birth. Mothers with human immunodeficiency virus infection were excluded from the study. Those with hypertension and diabetes also were excluded because of the high rates of labor induction associated with these diseases. Data collected on each...

American Family Physician : Tip

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2007/0615/p1862.html

Tips From Other Journals - American Family Physician

Jun 15, 2007 - ...ACE inhibitors have demonstrated reductions in cardiovascular morbidity and mortality, and are used to prevent nephropathy and treat hypertension. One advantage of ARBs is that they do not produce cough, an adverse effect of ACE inhibitors that occurs in less than 10 percent of all...

American Family Physician : Tip

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2007/0615/p1854.html

Breaking Even on Four Visits Per Day -- FPM

Jun 1, 2007 - Spurning health plan contracts enabled this practice to dramatically reduce overhead and fees while improving access for the uninsured.

Family Practice Management : Articles

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2007/0600/p19.html

Letters - Jun 2007 -- FPM

Jun 1, 2007 - ...EHRs are often marketed as being simple and streamlined with structured templates for a variety of medical conditions (e.g., hypertension and diabetes). Ironically, with the exception of some acute visits, the typical office visit of a family physician is neither simple nor...

Family Practice Management : Letters

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2007/0600/p13a.html

Uterine Fibroid Tumors: Diagnosis and Treatment - American Family Physician

May 15, 2007 - The incidence of uterine fibroid tumors increases as women grow older, and they may occur in more than 30 percent of women 40 to 60 years of age. Risk factors include nulliparity, obesity, family history, black race, and hypertension. Many tumors are asymptomatic and may be diagnosed ...

American Family Physician : Article

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2007/0515/p1503.html

Drug Dosing Adjustments in Patients with Chronic Kidney Disease - American Family ...

May 15, 2007 - Chronic kidney disease affects renal drug elimination and other pharmacokinetic processes involved in drug disposition (e.g., absorption, drug distribution, nonrenal clearance [metabolism]). Drug dosing errors are common in patients with renal impairment and can cause adverse effects ...

American Family Physician : Article

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2007/0515/p1487.html

Joint Guideline Released for Atrial Fibrillation - Practice Guidelines - American ...

May 15, 2007 - A joint guideline for atrial fibrillation has been released by the American College of Cardiology (ACC), American Heart Association (AHA), and European Society of Cardiology (ESC). This guideline assists physicians by describing diagnosis and management options.

American Family Physician : Practice Guidelines

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2007/0515/p1565.html

Avoiding Ambiguous Documentation -- FPM

May 1, 2007 - Unclear terms can weaken medical documentation and confuse your colleagues, and this physician has had enough.

Family Practice Management : The Last Word

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2007/0500/p60.html

Exercise is an Effective Intervention in Overweight and Obese Patients - Cochrane for ...

May 1, 2007 - Exercise leads to a weight loss of 1 lb, 2 oz to 16 lb, 12 oz (0.5 to 7.6 kg), compared with a 3-oz (0.1-kg) weight loss to a weight gain of 1 lb, 9 oz (0.7 kg) with no treatment. Patients participating in higher-intensity exercise lose 3 lb, 5 oz (1.5 kg) more than those participating ...

American Family Physician : Cochrane for Clinicians

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2007/0501/p1333.html

Late Pregnancy Bleeding - American Family Physician

Apr 15, 2007 - Effective management of vaginal bleeding in late pregnancy requires recognition of potentially serious conditions, including placenta previa, placental abruption, and vasa previa. Placenta previa is commonly diagnosed on routine ultrasonography before 20 weeks' gestation, but in nearly ...

American Family Physician : Article

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2007/0415/p1199.html

Noninvasive Cardiac Imaging - American Family Physician

Apr 15, 2007 - Noninvasive cardiac imaging can be used for the diagnostic and prognostic assessment of patients with suspected or known coronary artery disease. It is central to the treatment of patients with myocardial infarction, coronary artery disease, or acute coronary syndromes with or without ...

American Family Physician : Article

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2007/0415/p1219.html

ACOG Releases Guidelines on Hormonal Contraceptives in Women with Coexisting Medical ...

Apr 15, 2007 - Guidelines on the use of hormonal contraceptives in women with underlying medical conditions are available from the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG). In some women, drugs taken for certain chronic conditions may alter the effectiveness of hormonal contraceptives.

American Family Physician : Practice Guidelines

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2007/0415/p1252.html

Clarification About Smoking Cessation Interventions - Letters to the Editor - American ...

Apr 15, 2007 - ...should be implemented in primary care settings.2,3 Their position also runs counter to how other major chronic medical conditions such as hypertension and diabetes are to be addressed. A physician would be expected to address elevated blood pressure or blood glucose levels in a...

American Family Physician : Letter

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2007/0415/p1151.html

Is There Benefit to Coronary Calcium Screening? - Editorials - American Family Physician

Apr 15, 2007 - ...is useful for stratifying patients into low-, intermediate-, and high-risk categories based on age, sex, lipid levels, presence of hypertension, and smoking status. Unfortunately, a large group of asymptomatic patients falls into the intermediate-risk category (10 to 20 percent...

American Family Physician : Editorials

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2007/0415/p1155.html

Outpatient Management of Anticoagulation Therapy - American Family Physician

Apr 1, 2007 - The Seventh American College of Chest Physicians (ACCP) Conference on Antithrombotic and Thrombolytic Therapy provides guidelines for outpatient management of anticoagulation therapy. The ACCP guidelines recommend short-term warfarin therapy, with the goal of maintaining an ...

American Family Physician : Article

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2007/0401/p1031.html

The Athlete Preparticipation Evaluation: Cardiovascular Assessment - American Family ...

Apr 1, 2007 - Thousands of young athletes receive preparticipation evaluations each year in the United States. One objective of these evaluations is to detect underlying cardiovascular abnormalities that may predispose an athlete to sudden death. The leading cardiovascular causes of sudden death in ...

American Family Physician : Article

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2007/0401/p1008.html

AHA Publishes Guidelines on CVD Prevention in Women - Practice Guidelines - American ...

Apr 1, 2007 - Guidelines presented by the American Heart Association (AHA) represent the most current clinical recommendations for the prevention of cardiovascular disease (CVD) in women 20 years and older.

American Family Physician : Practice Guidelines

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2007/0401/p1096.html

Tips From Other Journals - American Family Physician

Apr 1, 2007 - ...previously on statins, 12,648 (51.4 percent) initiated statin therapy. Prevalence of known coronary heart disease (CHD), diabetes, and hypertension was greater in patients prescribed statins than those not prescribed statins, as were higher levels of low-density lipoprotein and...

American Family Physician : Tip

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2007/0401/p1070.html

Prevention and Management of Postpartum Hemorrhage - American Family Physician

Mar 15, 2007 - Postpartum hemorrhage, the loss of more than 500 mL of blood after delivery, occurs in up to 18 percent of births and is the most common maternal morbidity in developed countries. Although risk factors and preventive strategies are dearly documented, not all cases are expected or ...

American Family Physician : Article

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2007/0315/p875.html

Disaster-Related Physical and Mental Health: A Role for the Family Physician - American...

Mar 15, 2007 - Natural disasters, technologic disasters, and mass violence impact millions of persons each year. The use of primary health care services typically increases for 12 or more months following major disasters. A conceptual framework for assisting disaster victims involves understanding the...

American Family Physician : Article

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2007/0315/p841.html

Common Spider Bites - American Family Physician

Mar 15, 2007 - There are more than 30,000 species of spiders, most of which cannot inflict serious bites to humans because of their delicate mouthparts and impotent or prey-specific venoms. However, some spiders produce toxic venoms that can cause skin lesions, systemic illnesses, and neurotoxicity. ...

American Family Physician : Article

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2007/0315/p869.html

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

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

American Family Physician : Curbside Consultation

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

Preparation of the Cardiac Patient for Noncardiac Surgery - American Family Physician

Mar 1, 2007 - Approximately 20 to 40 percent of patients at high risk of cardiac-related morbidity develop myocardial ischemia perioperatively. The preferred approach to diagnostic evaluation depends on the interactions of patient-specific risk factors, surgery-specific risk factors, and exercise ...

American Family Physician : Article

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2007/0301/p656.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

A Refresher on Coding Consultations -- FPM

Mar 1, 2007 - Here's a guide to the sometimes confusing documentation requirements for consultations.

Family Practice Management : Articles

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2007/0300/p45.html

EHRs Fix Everything - and Nine Other Myths -- FPM

Mar 1, 2007 - Realistic expectations can help your conversion to electronic health records succeed.

Family Practice Management : Articles

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2007/0300/p26.html

AGA Releases Position Statement on Gastrointestinal Medication Use During Pregnancy - ...

Mar 1, 2007 - The American Gastroenterological Association (AGA) has released a position statement on gastrointestinal medication use in pregnant women. Drug treatment of gastrointestinal disease in pregnant women can be difficult, as the U.S. Food and Drug Administration classifications are not ...

American Family Physician : Practice Guidelines

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2007/0301/p755.html

Tips From Other Journals - American Family Physician

Mar 1, 2007 - ...patients more than those with fewer risk factors (e.g., diabetes, previous myocardial infarction, raised troponin concentration, hypertension). At five years, 21.2 percent of medium- to high-risk patients in the invasive group reached the combined end point of death or myocardial...

American Family Physician : Tip

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2007/0301/p721.html

Treatment of the Common Cold - American Family Physician

Feb 15, 2007 - The common cold is a viral illness that affects persons of all ages, prompting frequent use of over-the-counter and prescription medications and alternative remedies. Treatment focuses on relieving symptoms (e.g., cough, nasal congestion, rhinorrhea). Dextromethorphan may be beneficial ...

American Family Physician : Article

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2007/0215/p515.html

Guidelines for Treating Adults with Acute Cough - Editorials - American Family Physician

Feb 15, 2007 - ...anti-inflammatory drug naproxen (Naprosyn, Aleve) unless there is a contraindication (e.g., glaucoma, benign prostatic hypertrophy, hypertension, renal failure, gastrointestinal bleeding, congestive heart failure).15 They also strongly recommend that newer-generation, nonsedating...

American Family Physician : Editorials

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2007/0215/p476.html

Tips From Other Journals - American Family Physician

Feb 15, 2007 - ...gastric bypass and 47.5 percent for gastric banding), with concomitant reductions in comorbidities such as diabetes, hyperlipidemia, hypertension, and obstructive sleep apnea. However, the duration of weight loss and improved health status has not been thoroughly studied. The...

American Family Physician : Tip

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2007/0215/p556.html

Which Lipoprotein Measurements Are Clinically Useful? - FPIN's Clinical Inquiries - ...

Feb 1, 2007 - Emerging lipid risk factors for cardiovascular disease include lipoprotein remnants, lipoprotein (a), small LDL particles, HDL subspecies, apolipoprotein B, apolipoprotein A-I, and oxidized LDL. Measurement of these levels should not be used for routine cardiovascular risk screening.

American Family Physician : FPIN's Clinical Inquiries

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2007/0201/p387.html

Amlodipine/Atorvastatin for Preventing Heart Disease - Letters to the Editor - American...

Feb 1, 2007 - ...Another statement in the article was: Calcium channel blockers, including amlodipine, are not the drugs of choice for treating hypertension; they are for patients who cannot tolerate or who do not experience adequate control with diuretics, beta blockers or ACE inhibitors. 1 The...

American Family Physician : Letter

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2007/0201/p311.html

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

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

American Family Physician : Article

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

Practice Guidelines - Jan 15, 2007 - American Family Physician

Jan 15, 2007 - The American Heart Association (AHA) published recommendations for the detection of chronic kidney disease in patients with cardiovascular disease (CVD). Chronic kidney disease is common in patients with CVD; moreover, it also is a risk factor for developing CVD.

American Family Physician : Practice Guidelines

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2007/0115/p268.html

Level-II vs. Level-III Visits: Cracking the Codes -- FPM

Jan 1, 2007 - Once you learn the rules, choosing the right code is easier than you think.

Family Practice Management : Articles

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2007/0100/p21.html

Tips From Other Journals - American Family Physician

Dec 15, 2006 - ...delivery, and neonatal information. Reasons for exclusion from the study included multiple gestations, congenital abnormalities, chronic hypertension, diabetes, and birth before 37 weeks’ gestation. Each patient’s reported prepregnancy weight was taken as baseline, and all other...

American Family Physician : Tip

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2006/1215/p2103a.html

The Role of BNP Testing in Heart Failure - American Family Physician

Dec 1, 2006 - Brain natriuretic peptide (BNP) levels are simple and objective measures of cardiac function. These measurements can be used to diagnose heart failure, including diastolic dysfunction, and using them has been shown to save money in the emergency department setting. The high negative ...

American Family Physician : Article

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2006/1201/p1893.html

Improving Office Practice: Working Smarter, Not Harder -- FPM

Dec 1, 2006 - Seemingly simple strategies can transform your practice.

Family Practice Management : Articles

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2006/1100/p28.html

Risks and Benefits of Combination Contraceptives - FPIN's Clinical Inquiries - American...

Dec 1, 2006 - The risks of using oral combination contraceptives include: a three- to sixfold increase in the incidence of venous thromboembolism (VTE) apparent by the fourth month of use and highest between six and 12 months of use; a two- to sixfold increase in the risk of ischemic stroke among ...

American Family Physician : FPIN's Clinical Inquiries

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2006/1201/p1915.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

Beta-Blocker Use in Patients with COPD - Cochrane for Clinicians - American Family ...

Dec 1, 2006 - In 20 studies of cardioselective beta blockers in patients with COPD, participants had no adverse pulmonary or respiratory effects. Because of their salutary cardiovascular effects, cardioselective beta blockers should not be withheld from patients with COPD.

American Family Physician : Cochrane for Clinicians

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2006/1201/p1858.html

Tips From Other Journals - American Family Physician

Dec 1, 2006 - ...five trials, one each on the effectiveness of multivitamin and mineral supplements for the prevention of cancer, cardiovascular disease, hypertension, cataracts, and age-related macular degeneration; however, no RCTs on other chronic diseases were found. The overall study quality...

American Family Physician : Tip

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2006/1201/p1944.html

Tips From Other Journals - American Family Physician

Dec 1, 2006 - ...from non–HIV-related causes rose by one third during this period (from 19.8 to 26.3 percent of all deaths). Ischemic heart disease, hypertension, diabetes, and lung cancer were significant contributors to non–HIV-related deaths in women and men older than 55 years. The authors...

American Family Physician : Tip

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2006/1201/p1958.html

Tips From Other Journals - American Family Physician

Dec 1, 2006 - ...editor’s note: In 2003, the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force recommended screening for type 2 diabetes in adults with hypertension or hyperlipidemia, but found insufficient evidence to determine whether routine screening of otherwise healthy populations provides an additional...

American Family Physician : Tip

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2006/1201/p1960a.html

Update on Exercise Stress Testing - American Family Physician

Nov 15, 2006 - Exercise stress testing is an important diagnostic tool for the evaluation of suspected or known cardiac disease. In 2002, the American College of Cardiology (ACC) and the American Heart Association (AHA) revised their guidelines for exercise testing. Ten categories from the ACC/ AHA ...

American Family Physician : Article

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2006/1115/p1749.html

Practice Guidelines - Nov 15, 2006 - American Family Physician

Nov 15, 2006 - The Partnership for Prevention conducted a study to accurately rank 25 preventive health care services. These rankings represent the most valuable preventive services and should be used to help physicians prioritize which services to emphasize with patients.

American Family Physician : Practice Guidelines

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2006/1115/p1787.html

Diagnosis of Acute Abdominal Pain in Older Patients - American Family Physician

Nov 1, 2006 - Acute abdominal pain is a common presenting complaint in older patients. Presentation may differ from that of the younger patient and is often complicated by coexistent disease, delays in presentation, and physical and social barriers. The physical examination can be misleadingly ...

American Family Physician : Article

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2006/1101/p1537.html

Polymyalgia Rheumatica and Giant Cell Arteritis - American Family Physician

Nov 1, 2006 - Polymyalgia rheumatica and giant cell arteritis are common, closely related vasculitic conditions that almost exclusively occur in patients older than 50 years. They may be manifestations of the same underlying disease and often coexist. Patients with polymyalgia rheumatica usually ...

American Family Physician : Article

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2006/1101/p1547.html

Nutrition in Toddlers - American Family Physician

Nov 1, 2006 - Toddlers make a transition from dependent milk-fed infancy to independent feeding and a typical omnivorous diet. This stage is an important time for physicians to monitor growth using growth charts and body mass index and to make recommendations for healthy eating. Fat and cholesterol ...

American Family Physician : Article

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2006/1101/p1527.html

Psychosocial Interventions Delivered by Primary Care Physicians to Patients with ...

Nov 1, 2006 - Few high-quality studies have been conducted examining the effectiveness of psychosocial interventions performed by primary care physicians for patients with major depression. Two randomized controlled clinical trials (RCTs) found that a psychosocial intervention, specifically ...

American Family Physician : FPIN's Clinical Inquiries

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2006/1101/p1580.html

Tips From Other Journals - American Family Physician

Nov 1, 2006 - ...Blood pressure higher than 140/90 mm Hg or taking drugs for hypertension Low-density lipoprotein cholesterol level of 160 mg per dL (4.15 mmol per L) or higher or taking drugs for hyperlipidemia High-density lipoprotein cholesterol level of 40 mg per dL (1.05 mmol per L) or...

American Family Physician : Tip

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2006/1101/p1610.html

Tips From Other Journals - American Family Physician

Nov 1, 2006 - ...years, with about 12 percent older than 75 years. About 30 percent of each group was women. Rates of current smoking (43 to 45 percent), hypertension (50 to 52 percent), and diabetes (13 to 15 percent) were almost identical between each group, as was average body mass index (26 kg...

American Family Physician : Tip

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2006/1101/p1609.html

Tips From Other Journals - American Family Physician

Nov 1, 2006 - ...The study included 6,706 patients who had atrial fibrillation plus at least one risk factor for stroke (e.g., 75 years or older, hypertension, history of transient ischemic attack [TIA], left ventricular ejection fraction less than 45 percent, peripheral arterial disease). Patients...

American Family Physician : Tip

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2006/1101/p1614.html

Preventing Cardiovascular Disease in Women - American Family Physician

Oct 15, 2006 - Cardiovascular disease (CVD) has been the primary cause of death in women for almost a century, and more women than men have died of CVD every year since 1984. Although CVD incidence can be reduced by adherence to a heart-healthy lifestyle and detection and treatment of major risk ...

American Family Physician : Article

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2006/1015/p1331.html

Bilateral Knee Pain - Photo Quiz - American Family Physician

Oct 15, 2006 - Photo Quiz presents readers with a clinical challenge based on a photograph or other image.

American Family Physician : Photo Quiz

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2006/1015/p1377.html

AAP Examines Prevention of Childhood Obesity Through Lifestyle Changes - Practice ...

Oct 15, 2006 - The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) policy statement, Active Healthy Living: Prevention of Childhood Obesity Through Increased Physical Activity, addresses how physicians can encourage physical activity in children and adolescents who are currently or are at risk of becoming ...

American Family Physician : Practice Guidelines

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2006/1015/p1434.html

Tips From Other Journals - American Family Physician

Oct 15, 2006 - ...headache in black patients treated for hypertension (17 percent compared with 2 percent for nonblack patients). A retrospective study of East Asian patients found a 26 percent rate of reported adverse drug reactions during treatment for hypertension compared with 13 percent for...

American Family Physician : Tip

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2006/1015/p1410a.html

Tips From Other Journals - American Family Physician

Oct 15, 2006 - ...patient and those nearby, postoperative nausea and vomiting stresses sutures, drains, and intravenous lines; promotes bleeding and venous hypertension; and increases the risk of pulmonary aspiration. Prolonged vomiting may cause problems with hydration and electrolyte balances....

American Family Physician : Tip

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2006/1015/p1418.html

The Homeless in America: Adapting Your Practice - American Family Physician

Oct 1, 2006 - In 2004, the National Guidelines Clearinghouse placed eight guidelines from the National Health Care for the Homeless Council on its Web site. Seven of the guidelines are on specific disease processes and one is on general care. In addition to straightforward clinical decision making, ...

American Family Physician : Article

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2006/1001/p1132.html

Preventive Health Counseling for Adolescents - American Family Physician

Oct 1, 2006 - The leading causes of adolescent mortality are accidents (death from unintentional injury), homicide, and suicide. Additional morbidity is related to drug, tobacco, and alcohol use; risky sexual behaviors; poor nutrition; and inadequate physical activity. One third of adolescents engage...

American Family Physician : Article

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2006/1001/p1151.html

Tight Control of Type 1 Diabetes: Recommendations for Patients - American Family Physician

Sep 15, 2006 - Tight control of blood glucose levels and risk factors for cardiovascular disease (e.g., hypertension, hypercholesterolemia) can substantially reduce the incidence of microvascular and macrovascular complications from type 1 diabetes. Physicians play an important role in helping ...

American Family Physician : Article

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2006/0915/p971.html

Asymptomatic Bacteriuria in Adults - American Family Physician

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

American Family Physician : Article

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

Hemolytic Uremic Syndrome: An Emerging Health Risk - American Family Physician

Sep 15, 2006 - Hemolytic uremic syndrome is caused primarily by Shiga toxin-producing Escherichia coli O157:H7. The most common cause of acute renal failure in children, hemolytic uremic syndrome also can occur in adults. Characteristic features of the syndrome are microangiopathic anemia, thrombotic ...

American Family Physician : Article

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2006/0915/p991.html

AHA and NHLBI Review Diagnosis and Management of the Metabolic Syndrome - Practice ...

Sep 15, 2006 - The American Heart Association (AHA) and the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI) have released joint recommendations on the management and diagnosis of the metabolic syndrome.

American Family Physician : Practice Guidelines

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2006/0915/p1039.html

Tips From Other Journals - American Family Physician

Sep 15, 2006 - ...sociodemographic data, and they received physical examinations and laboratory testing for established cardiovascular risk factors (e.g., hypertension, hyperlipidemia, diabetes). Participants had chest computed tomography (CT) to measure coronary calcium levels. A cardiologist, who...

American Family Physician : Tip

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2006/0915/p1032a.html

Cirrhosis and Chronic Liver Failure: Part I. Diagnosis and Evaluation - American Family...

Sep 1, 2006 - Cirrhosis and chronic liver failure are leading causes of morbidity and mortality in the United States, with the majority of preventable cases attributed to excessive alcohol consumption, viral hepatitis, or nonalcoholic fatty liver disease. Cirrhosis often is an indolent disease; most ...

American Family Physician : Article

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2006/0901/p756.html

Cirrhosis and Chronic Liver Failure: Part II. Complications and Treatment - American ...

Sep 1, 2006 - Major complications of cirrhosis include ascites, spontaneous bacterial peritonitis, hepatic encephalopathy, portal hypertension, variceal bleeding, and hepatorenal syndrome. Diagnostic studies on ascitic fluid should include a differential leukocyte count, total protein level, a ...

American Family Physician : Article

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2006/0901/p767.html

ADA Releases Standards of Medical Care for Patients with Diabetes - Practice Guidelines...

Sep 1, 2006 - The American Diabetes Association (ADA) has published a position statement containing evidence-based recommendations for diabetes care, treatment goals, and tools to evaluate the quality of care.

American Family Physician : Practice Guidelines

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2006/0901/p871.html

The FPM Encounter Forms Collection: 'Paper Automation' of Your Progress Notes -- FPM

Sep 1, 2006 - Our forms can make documentation faster, easier and more accurate while providing decision support and coding help. What more do you want for nothing?

Family Practice Management : Articles

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2006/0900/p63.html

Asymptomatic Yellowish Papules - Photo Quiz - American Family Physician

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

American Family Physician : Photo Quiz

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

Inside AFP - Sep 1, 2006 - American Family Physician

Sep 1, 2006 - ...a variety of topics, including electronic health records, avian flu, terrorism, disaster preparedness, performance enhancing drugs, hypertension, diabetes, asthma, coronary artery disease, depression, heart failure, and clinical procedures. There also will be a kickoff and focus on...

American Family Physician : Inside AFP

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2006/0901/p696.html

Tips From Other Journals - American Family Physician

Sep 1, 2006 - ...older who had prehypertension (i.e., systolic blood pressure, 120 to 139 mm Hg; and diastolic blood pressure, 80 to 89 mm Hg) or stage 1 hypertension (i.e., systolic blood pressure, 140 to 159 mm Hg; or diastolic blood pressure, 90 to 95 mm Hg) averaged over three screening visits....

American Family Physician : Tip

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2006/0901/p841a.html

Tips From Other Journals - American Family Physician

Sep 1, 2006 - ...of preeclampsia; diagnosis of HELLP (hemolysis, elevated liver enzymes, and low platelets) syndrome; treatment for essential hypertension; gestational hypertension; treatment for diabetes type 1 or 2; antiphospholipid syndrome; chronic renal disease; multiple pregnancies; or...

American Family Physician : Tip

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2006/0901/p835.html

Poems & Tips From Other Journals - American Family Physician

Sep 1, 2006 - ...stroke. The researchers identified 106 patients with this syndrome following stroke. After excluding those with diabetes, uncontrolled hypertension, heart disease, ulcer, or mild disease, there were 60 patients remaining for the study. These patients were randomized (allocation...

American Family Physician : Tip

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2006/0901/p832a.html

Digoxin Therapy for Heart Failure: An Update - American Family Physician

Aug 15, 2006 - Digoxin therapy has long been used to treat heart failure; however, its effectiveness was not completely known until recently. Results of the Digitalis Investigation Group trial showed that adding digoxin to standard heart failure therapy had no effect on mortality. However, adding ...

American Family Physician : Article

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2006/0815/p613.html

Screening for Peripheral Arterial Disease - Putting Prevention into Practice - American...

Aug 15, 2006 - Case study: A 57-year-old man visits your office for refills of simvastatin (Zocor) and paroxetine (Paxil). He says his friend had a bypass operation on the arteries in his legs, and asks if you think he should be checked for that disease. He has never had symptoms of claudication.

American Family Physician : Putting Prevention into Practice

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2006/0815/p635.html

Tips From Other Journals - American Family Physician

Aug 15, 2006 - ...diagnosis of PE combined with a primary diagnosis of cardiorespiratory failure, cardiogenic shock, cardiac arrest, secondary pulmonary hypertension, syncope, thrombolysis, or intubation/mechanical ventilation. The prediction rule was derived from 11 clinical variables routinely...

American Family Physician : Tip

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2006/0815/p658.html

Exercise and Older Patients: Prescribing Guidelines - American Family Physician

Aug 1, 2006 - A combination of aerobic activity, strength training, and flexibility exercises, plus increased general daily activity can reduce medication dependence and health care costs while maintaining functional independence and improving quality of life in older adults. However, patients often ...

American Family Physician : Article

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2006/0801/p437.html

Pertussis: A Disease Affecting All Ages - American Family Physician

Aug 1, 2006 - Bordetella pertussis is a highly contagious bacterium known to cause pertussis (whooping cough) and is transmitted via airborne droplets. Although childhood vaccination has dramatically reduced reported pertussis cases, the incidence of the disease has increased over the past 20 years, ...

American Family Physician : Article

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2006/0801/p420.html

A Refresher on Medical Necessity -- FPM

Aug 1, 2006 - Reviewing the rules and examining your coding practices can decrease denials and help you get paid.

Family Practice Management : Articles

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2006/0700/p28.html

ACOG Releases Guidelines for Management of Endometrial Cancer - Practice Guidelines - ...

Aug 1, 2006 - The American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG) has released evidence-based guidelines for the management of endometrial cancer. Endometrial carcinoma is a common gynecologic malignancy that many physicians encounter.

American Family Physician : Practice Guidelines

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2006/0801/p504.html

Heart Failure - Clinical Evidence Handbook - American Family Physician

Aug 1, 2006 - What are the effects of nondrug, drug and invasive treatments? What are the effects of ACE inhibitors in persons at high risk of heart failure?

American Family Physician : Clinical Evidence Handbook

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2006/0801/p467.html

Lidocaine Patch for Treatment of Postherpetic Neuralgia? - Letters to the Editor - ...

Aug 1, 2006 - ...Next: Beta Blockers as First-Line Therapy for Hypertension? View the full table of contents >> Home / Journals / afp / Vol. 74/No. 3(August 1, 2006) / Lidocaine Patch for Treatment of Postherpetic Neuralgia?...

American Family Physician : Letter

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2006/0801/p378.html

Acute Chest Pain in an Adolescent - Photo Quiz - American Family Physician

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

American Family Physician : Photo Quiz

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2006/0801/p473.html

Tips From Other Journals - American Family Physician

Aug 1, 2006 - ...Beta Blockers as First-line Therapy for Hypertension? Am Fam Physician. 2006 Aug 1;74(3):492-498. Beta-blocking drugs have been the mainstay of hypertension therapy for three decades. Because recent analyses have questioned the effectiveness of atenolol (Tenormin), Lind-holm and...

American Family Physician : Tip

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2006/0801/p492.html

Tips From Other Journals - American Family Physician

Aug 1, 2006 - ...to have depression than those in the dementia group. Health conditions such as coronary heart disease, cerebrovascular disease, and hypertension were less common in the dementia-free group. After accounting for these factors, age, and sex, participants who exercised regularly were...

American Family Physician : Tip

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2006/0801/p491.html

Opportunities to Improve Outcomes in Sickle Cell Disease - American Family Physician

Jul 15, 2006 - Sickle cell disease represents a spectrum of inherited hemoglobin disorders. The pathophysiology involves abnormalities not just in red blood cells but also vascular endothelium, white blood cell function, coagulation, and inflammatory response. Known sequelae of sickle cell disease ...

American Family Physician : Article

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2006/0715/p303.html

Chronic Musculoskeletal Pain in Children: Part II. Rheumatic Causes - American Family ...

Jul 15, 2006 - Primary care physicians should have a working knowledge of rheumatic diseases of childhood that manifest primarily as musculoskeletal pain. Children with juvenile rheumatoid arthritis can present with painless joint inflammation and may have normal results on rheumatologic tests. ...

American Family Physician : Article

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2006/0715/p293.html

Primary Care for Lesbians and Bisexual Women - American Family Physician

Jul 15, 2006 - For the most part, lesbians and bisexual women face the same health issues as heterosexual women, but they often have difficulty accessing appropriate care. Physicians can improve care for lesbians and bisexual women by acknowledging the potential barriers to care (e.g., hesitancy of ...

American Family Physician : Article

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2006/0715/p279.html

Tips From Other Journals - American Family Physician

Jul 15, 2006 - ...state that surgical procedures or antibiotic therapy may prevent renal damage in children with VUR who are at risk of renal failure and hypertension.1 Because this study questions the assumptions that VUR is a causal step in the progression to renal scarring and that patients with...

American Family Physician : Tip

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2006/0715/p329a.html

Initiating Hormonal Contraception - American Family Physician

Jul 1, 2006 - Most women can safely begin taking hormonal birth control products immediately after an office visit, at any point in the menstrual cycle. Because hormonal contraceptives do not accelerate cervical neoplasia or interfere with cervical cytology, women who have not had a recent ...

American Family Physician : Article

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2006/0701/p105.html

Antihypertensive Agents for Prevention of Diabetic Nephropathy - Cochrane for ...

Jul 1, 2006 - Angiotensin-converting enzyme (ACE) inhibitors are the only antihypertensive agents with proven effectiveness for the primary prevention of diabetic nephropathy (defined as an albumin excretion of less than 30 mg per day on three serial measurements) caused by type 1 or type 2 diabetes....

American Family Physician : Cochrane for Clinicians

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2006/0701/p77.html

AHA/ACCF Statement on the Evaluation of Syncope - Practice Guidelines - American Family...

Jul 1, 2006 - The American Heart Association (AHA) and the American College of Cardiology Foundation (ACCF) recently released a scientific statement on the evaluation of syncope (i.e., transient loss of consciousness).

American Family Physician : Practice Guidelines

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2006/0701/p179.html

Peripheral Arterial Disease - Clinical Evidence Handbook - American Family Physician

Jul 1, 2006 - What are the effects of treatments for persons with chronic peripheral arterial disease?

American Family Physician : Clinical Evidence Handbook

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2006/0701/p137.html

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