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Tips From Other Journals - American Family Physician

Apr 1, 2006 - ...age of 65 years or older and ejection fraction less than 40 percent. The final patient population included mostly men with a history of hypertension, coronary artery disease, diabetes, or chronic pulmonary disease. The study showed that 30.9 percent of patients who did not meet the...

American Family Physician : Tip

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2006/0401/p1263.html

Preventing Postpartum Hemorrhage: Managing the Third Stage of Labor - American Family ...

Mar 15, 2006 - Postpartum hemorrhage is a significant cause of maternal morbidity and mortality. Most postpartum hemorrhages are caused by uterine atony and occur in the immediate postpartum period. Expectant or physiologic management of the third stage of labor has been compared with active ...

American Family Physician : Article

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2006/0315/p1025.html

Amlodipine/Atorvastin (Caduet) for Preventing Heart Disease - STEPS - American Family ...

Mar 15, 2006 - Amlodipine/atorvastatin offers no added benefit in safety, tolerability, or effectiveness over amlodipine and atorvastatin taken separately. It has not been shown to improve mortality or morbidity in patients who have hypertension with or without dyslipidemia. The only potential ...

American Family Physician : STEPS

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2006/0315/p1067.html

Statins in Primary Prevention: Uncertainty in Women, Elderly - Letters to the Editor - ...

Mar 15, 2006 - ...Next: Weight Loss Reduces Long-term Risk of Hypertension View the full table of contents >> Home / Journals / afp / Vol. 73/No. 6(March 15, 2006) / Statins in Primary Prevention: Uncertainty in Women, Elderly...

American Family Physician : Letter

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Tips From Other Journals - American Family Physician

Mar 15, 2006 - ...Home / Journals / afp / Vol. 73/No. 6(March 15, 2006) / Weight Loss Reduces Long-term Risk of Hypertension

American Family Physician : Tip

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Tips From Other Journals - American Family Physician

Mar 15, 2006 - ...Weight Loss Reduces Long-term Risk of Hypertension Am Fam Physician. 2006 Mar 15;73(6):1099-1100. Excessive weight is the strongest risk factor for high blood pressure. Recent studies have evaluated different ways to treat and prevent hypertension. Most of these studies evaluated...

American Family Physician : Tip

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Poems & Tips From Other Journals - American Family Physician

Mar 15, 2006 - ...Effect of Caffeine Intake on Risk of Hypertension Am Fam Physician. 2006 Mar 15;73(6):1081. Clinical Question: Does habitual caffeine intake increase the risk of hypertension in women? Setting: Population-based Study Design: Cohort (prospective) Synopsis: Caffeine intake acutely...

American Family Physician : Tip

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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...

American Family Physician : Article

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

Oral Appliances for Obstructive Sleep Apnea? - Cochrane for Clinicians - American ...

Mar 1, 2006 - Although oral appliances provide improved subjective sleepiness and sleep-disordered breathing, continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP) is more effective. Oral appliances should not be used as a first-line treatment but rather should be reserved for patients who cannot tolerate CPAP ...

American Family Physician : Cochrane for Clinicians

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2006/0301/p801.html

Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease: Diagnostic Considerations - American Family ...

Feb 15, 2006 - Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease is characterized by the gradual progression of irreversible airflow obstruction and increased inflammation in the airways and lung parenchyma that is generally distinguishable from the inflammation caused by asthma. Most chronic obstructive ...

American Family Physician : Article

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2006/0215/p669.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

Practice Guidelines - Feb 15, 2006 - American Family Physician

Feb 15, 2006 - A report that identifies ways to improve prevention and treatment of cardiovascular disease (CVD) in persons with type 1 diabetes has been released by the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI) and the National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases (NIDDK).

American Family Physician : Practice Guidelines

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2006/0215/p730.html

Screening for Peripheral Arterial Disease: Recommendation Statement - U.S. Preventive ...

Feb 1, 2006 - This statement summarizes the USPSTF recommendations on screening for peripheral arterial disease and the supporting scientific evidence and updates the 1996 recommendations contained in theGuide to Clinical Preventive Services, 2nd ed.

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

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2006/0201/p497.html

Identifying Effective Alternative Therapies for Common Conditions - Editorials - ...

Feb 1, 2006 - ...commonly asked about include lowering lipids without drug therapy; managing cancer symptoms using alternative modalities; and treating hypertension, heart failure, angina, and diabetes using nutrients or herbal therapies. Most physicians are not comfortable treating a disease or...

American Family Physician : Editorials

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2006/0201/p396.html

Hyperkalemia - American Family Physician

Jan 15, 2006 - Hyperkalemia is a potentially life-threatening metabolic problem caused by inability of the kidneys to excrete potassium, impairment of the mechanisms that move potassium from the circulation into the cells, or a combination of these factors. Acute episodes of hyperkalemia commonly are ...

American Family Physician : Article

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2006/0115/p283.html

Initial Evaluation of Vertigo - American Family Physician

Jan 15, 2006 - Benign paroxysmal positional vertigo, acute vestibular neuronitis, and Meniere's disease cause most cases of vertigo; however, family physicians must consider other causes including cerebrovascular disease, migraine, psychological disease, perilymphatic fistulas, multiple sclerosis, and...

American Family Physician : Article

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2006/0115/p244.html

Nutritional Assessment and Counseling for Prevention and Treatment of Cardiovascular ...

Jan 15, 2006 - Physicians face several barriers to counseling their patients about nutrition, including conflicting evidence of the benefit of counseling, limited training and understanding of the topic, and imperfect and varied guidelines to follow. Because cardiovascular disease remains the leading ...

American Family Physician : Article

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2006/0115/p257.html

Preventive Counseling, Screening, and Therapy for the Patient with Newly Diagnosed HIV ...

Jan 15, 2006 - The epidemic of human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) continues, and the infection is converting into a treatable chronic disease; therefore, it is increasingly important for family physicians to be current with and comfortable in providing basic care to patients infected with HIV. ...

American Family Physician : Article

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2006/0115/p271.html

Who Should Care for Patients with HIV/AIDS? - Editorials - American Family Physician

Jan 15, 2006 - ...become, as Dr. Khalsa1 points out in this issue of American Family Physician, a chronic, manageable disease, perhaps not unlike diabetes, hypertension, or hyperlipidemia. Unlike these conditions, AIDS is a contagious, infectious disease, that if left untreated, almost invariably...

American Family Physician : Editorials

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2006/0115/p215.html

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

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

American Family Physician : Practice Guidelines

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

Tips From Other Journals - American Family Physician

Jan 15, 2006 - ...Although exercise is part of the nonpharmacologic treatment of hypertension, studies of older patients have included only a small number of participants and have had inconsistent results. Hypertension in older patients usually is caused by increased peripheral resistance and...

American Family Physician : Tip

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2006/0115/p326.html

Urinary Tract Infection in Children - American Family Physician

Dec 15, 2005 - Up to 7 percent of girls and 2 percent of boys will have a symptomatic, culture-confirmed urinary tract infection by six years of age. Urinary tract infection may be suspected because of urinary symptoms in older children or because of fever, nonspecific symptoms, or failure to thrive ...

American Family Physician : Article

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2005/1215/p2483.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

Diary from a Week in Practice - Dec 15, 2005 - American Family Physician

Dec 15, 2005 - ...help me, Ellen tells me every time she comes in. I agree that she was lucky, because Ellen has many medical problems including diabetes, hypertension, and heart disease. She had a stroke three years ago, and although she can move slowly using her walker, she spends much of her day...

American Family Physician : Diary from a Week in Practice

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2005/1215/p2467.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

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

Pharmacologic Cardioversion for Atrial Fibrillation and Flutter - Cochrane for ...

Dec 1, 2005 - There is no evidence that rhythm control in older patients with atrial fibrillation is more effective than rate control for improving patient-oriented outcomes.

American Family Physician : Cochrane for Clinicians

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2005/1201/p2217.html

Diary from a Week in Practice - Dec 1, 2005 - American Family Physician

Dec 1, 2005 - ...burst. For some reason, he had reached the point of admitting his dependence. The signs had been there all along—the difficult-to-treat hypertension, gastroesophageal reflux, borderline elevated liver enzymes, macrocytosis. Until now, Nick had never admitted alcohol had a hold on...

American Family Physician : Diary from a Week in Practice

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2005/1201/p2212.html

Tips From Other Journals - American Family Physician

Dec 1, 2005 - ...Soybean Protein Supplements Improve Mild Hypertension Am Fam Physician. 2005 Dec 1;72(11):2344-2349. Nonpharmacologic treatments for hypertension include weight loss, alcohol and sodium restriction, and aerobic exercise. The only nutritional intervention shown to reduce blood...

American Family Physician : Tip

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2005/1201/p2344.html

Management of the Difficult Patient - American Family Physician

Nov 15, 2005 - All physicians must care for some patients who are perceived as difficult because of behavioral or emotional aspects that affect their care. Difficulties may be traced to patient, physician, or health care system factors. Patient factors include psychiatric disorders, personality ...

American Family Physician : Article

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2005/1115/p2063.html

Tick-Borne Relapsing Fever - American Family Physician

Nov 15, 2005 - Tick-borne relapsing fever is characterized by recurring fevers separated by afebrile periods and is accompanied by nonspecific constitutional symptoms. It occurs after a patient has been bitten by a tick infected with a Borrelia spirochete. The diagnosis of tick-borne relapsing fever ...

American Family Physician : Article

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2005/1115/p2039.html

Tips From Other Journals - American Family Physician

Nov 15, 2005 - ...more than 1,500 obese adults from 60 European and U.S. centers. Inclusion criteria were a body mass index (BMI) of 30 or a BMI of 27 plus hypertension or dyslipidemia. Participants also were required to have experienced less than 11-lb (5-kg) variation in body weight in the three...

American Family Physician : Tip

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2005/1115/p2119.html

Detection and Evaluation of Chronic Kidney Disease - American Family Physician

Nov 1, 2005 - Chronic kidney disease affects approximately 19 million adult Americans, and its incidence is increasing rapidly. Diabetes and hypertension are the underlying causes in most cases of chronic kidney disease. Evidence suggests that progression to kidney failure can be delayed or prevented...

American Family Physician : Article

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2005/1101/p1723.html

Management of Acute Renal Failure - American Family Physician

Nov 1, 2005 - Acute renal failure is present in 1 to 5 percent of patients at hospital admission and affects up to 20 percent of patients in intensive care units. The condition has prerenal, intrarenal, and postrenal causes, with prerenal conditions accounting for 60 to 70 percent of cases. The cause...

American Family Physician : Article

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2005/1101/p1739.html

Medications for Treating Alcohol Dependence - American Family Physician

Nov 1, 2005 - Medications for treating alcohol dependence primarily have been adjunctive interventions, and only three medications--disulfiram, naltrexone, and acamprosate--are approved for this indication by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration. Disulfiram, an aversive agent that has been used for ...

American Family Physician : Article

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2005/1101/p1775.html

Extrapulmonary Tuberculosis: An Overview - American Family Physician

Nov 1, 2005 - In the 1980s, after a steady decline during preceding decades, there was a resurgence in the rate of tuberculosis in the United States that coincided with the acquired immunodeficiency syndrome epidemic. Disease patterns since have changed, with a higher incidence of disseminated and ...

American Family Physician : Article

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2005/1101/p1761.html

Diary from a Week in Practice - Nov 1, 2005 - American Family Physician

Nov 1, 2005 - ...sphygmomanometer. Her home systolic and diastolic readings averaged 4 to 6 mm Hg lower than the values obtained in my office. Her Stage 1 hypertension had been diagnosed four months earlier, and we opted to monitor it closely and try lifestyle changes. As it turned out, there really...

American Family Physician : Diary from a Week in Practice

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2005/1101/p1696.html

Tips From Other Journals - American Family Physician

Nov 1, 2005 - ...All study participants received a complete physical and functional assessment at baseline; were screened for stroke, diabetes, hypertension, and coronary artery disease; had lipid measurements and apolipoprotein E genotyping; and had their BMI calculated. It also was determined...

American Family Physician : Tip

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2005/1101/p1859.html

Tips From Other Journals - American Family Physician

Nov 1, 2005 - ...models to control for potential confounders such as age, education level, and physical activity; medical problems such as diabetes and hypertension; and use of hormone therapy, nutritional supplements, and tobacco. Nondrinkers and women who consumed one to two drinks daily had...

American Family Physician : Tip

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2005/1101/p1846.html

Evaluation of Syncope - American Family Physician

Oct 15, 2005 - Though relatively common, syncope is a complex presenting symptom defined by a transient loss of consciousness, usually accompanied by falling, and with spontaneous recovery. Syncope must be carefully differentiated from other conditions that may cause a loss of consciousness or ...

American Family Physician : Article

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2005/1015/p1492.html

Subclinical Thyroid Disease - American Family Physician

Oct 15, 2005 - Subclinical thyroid dysfunction is defined as an abnormal serum thyroid-stimulating hormone level (reference range: 0.45 to 4.50 microU per mL) and free thyroxine and triiodothyronine levels within their reference ranges. The management of subclinical thyroid dysfunction is ...

American Family Physician : Article

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2005/1015/p1517.html

Supporting Self-management in Patients with Chronic Illness - American Family Physician

Oct 15, 2005 - Support of patient self-management is a key component of effective chronic illness care and improved patient outcomes. Self-management support goes beyond traditional knowledge-based patient education to include processes that develop patient problem-solving skills, improve ...

American Family Physician : Article

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2005/1015/p1503.html

Diary from a Week in Practice - Oct 15, 2005 - American Family Physician

Oct 15, 2005 - ...a 15-minute appointment. A review of the patient’s chart revealed that he is a healthy man whose only medical problem is well-controlled hypertension. The patient does not smoke and exercises four times per week despite significant hip arthritis. Ask your nurse to get an...

American Family Physician : Diary from a Week in Practice

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2005/1015/p1484.html

Quantum Sufficit - Oct 15, 2005 - American Family Physician

Oct 15, 2005 - ...Eating some chocolate can be good for you, according to a study published in Hypertension. Comparing the health benefits of dark chocolate and white chocolate, researchers found that eating a 3.5-oz bar of dark chocolate daily was associated with a drop in systolic and diastolic...

American Family Physician : Quantum Sufficit

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2005/1015/p1442.html

Suggest Vegetarian Diet to Patients with Dysmenorrhea - Letters to the Editor - ...

Oct 15, 2005 - ...recommendation of a vegetarian diet over a drug prescription if it was offered by physicians for dysmenorrhea and for conditions such as hypertension, hyperlipidemia, and diabetes. It remains to be seen whether such a diet may be beneficial in reducing risk for other conditions...

American Family Physician : Letter

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2005/1015/ol2.html

Practice Guidelines - Oct 15, 2005 - American Family Physician

Oct 15, 2005 - The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has released its report on assisted reproductive technology (ART) procedures conducted in the United States in 2002.

American Family Physician : Practice Guidelines

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2005/1015/p1614a.html

Hemoptysis: Diagnosis and Management - American Family Physician

Oct 1, 2005 - Hemoptysis is the spitting of blood that originated in the lungs or bronchial tubes. The patient's history should help determine the amount of blood and differentiate between hemoptysis, pseudohemoptysis, and hematemesis. A focused physical examination can lead to the diagnosis in most ...

American Family Physician : Article

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2005/1001/p1253.html

New AHA Recommendations for Blood Pressure Measurement - Practice Guidelines - American...

Oct 1, 2005 - The American Heart Association (AHA) has published a new set of recommendations for the measurement of blood pressure to increase accuracy of clinic readings, and in recognition of major changes over the past 10 years (including the prohibition of mercury in many countries).

American Family Physician : Practice Guidelines

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2005/1001/p1391.html

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

Oct 1, 2005 - Although no difference in effectiveness has been demonstrated in existing trials, too few patients have been studied to detect small but clinically important differences in pregnancy rates. Low-dose estrogen pills have higher rates of discontinuation and bleeding disturbances.

American Family Physician : Cochrane for Clinicians

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2005/1001/p1224a.html

AAP Report on Pregnancy in Adolescents - Practice Guidelines - American Family Physician

Oct 1, 2005 - The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) recently published a clinical report on the state of adolescent pregnancy in the United States. The average age at first intercourse is 16 years for males and 17 years for females.

American Family Physician : Practice Guidelines

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2005/1001/p1398.html

Your Feedback is Requested - Inside AFP - American Family Physician

Oct 1, 2005 - ...Previous: Sildenafil Equal to Bosentan in Pulmonary Hypertension Therapy Next: Newsletter View the full table of contents >> Home / Journals / afp / Vol. 72/No. 7(October 1, 2005) / Inside AFP: Your Feedback is Requested...

American Family Physician : Inside AFP

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2005/1001/p1153.html

Rationale for the USPSTF Recommendation on Screening for Glaucoma - Editorials - ...

Oct 1, 2005 - ...early treatment on intermediate outcomes in persons with increased intraocular pressure or early primary open-angle glaucoma: the Ocular Hypertension Treatment Study,3 Collaborative Normal-Tension Glaucoma Study,4 and Early Manifest Glaucoma Trial.5 Two of the three trials3,5 showed...

American Family Physician : Editorials

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2005/1001/p1184.html

Poems & Tips From Other Journals - American Family Physician

Oct 1, 2005 - ...Equal to Bosentan in Pulmonary Hypertension Therapy Am Fam Physician. 2005 Oct 1;72(7):1330-1335. Clinical Question: Is sildenafil (Viagra) more effective than bosentan (Tracleer) in the treatment of patients with class III pulmonary hypertension? Setting: Outpatient (specialty)...

American Family Physician : Tip

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2005/1001/p1330.html

Tips From Other Journals - American Family Physician

Oct 1, 2005 - ...The U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) recommends diabetes screening every three years for patients with hypertension because they have an increased risk of developing diabetes. Experts do not agree on the usefulness of screening because no study has found early...

American Family Physician : Tip

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2005/1001/p1369.html

Tips From Other Journals - American Family Physician

Oct 1, 2005 - ...between the treatment groups in demographics or medical and obstetric history. The main indications for labor induction were post-term, hypertension, fetal disease (e.g., small for gestational age or macrosomia), premature rupture of membranes, polyhydramnios, or oligohydramnios....

American Family Physician : Tip

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2005/1001/p1384.html

Tips From Other Journals - American Family Physician

Oct 1, 2005 - ...criteria were a history of CHD and use of lipid-lowering medications. The authors noted baseline risk factors (e.g., body mass index, hypertension, total cholesterol, high-density lipoprotein cholesterol, LDL cholesterol, triglyceride levels, smoking history, and diabetes). The...

American Family Physician : Tip

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2005/1001/p1364.html

Diagnosis and Management of Rheumatoid Arthritis - American Family Physician

Sep 15, 2005 - Rheumatoid arthritis is a chronic inflammatory disease characterized by uncontrolled proliferation of synovial tissue and a wide array of multisystem comorbidities. Prevalence is estimated to be 0.8 percent worldwide, with women twice as likely to develop the disease as men. Untreated, ...

American Family Physician : Article

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2005/0915/p1037.html

Coenzyme Q10 - American Family Physician

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

American Family Physician : Article

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

Herpes Zoster and Postherpetic Neuralgia: Prevention and Management - American Family ...

Sep 15, 2005 - The recognizable appearance and the dermatomal distribution of herpes zoster lesions usually enable a clinical diagnosis to be made easily. Herpes zoster and postherpetic neuralgia occur mainly in older patients. The role of the varicella vaccine in preventing herpes zoster is ...

American Family Physician : Article

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2005/0915/p1075.html

Tips From Other Journals - American Family Physician

Sep 15, 2005 - ...and if glycemia is an independent metabolic risk factor or a confounding factor with other known cardiovascular risk factors (e.g., hypertension, obesity). Levitan and associates conducted a systematic review and meta-analysis of prospective studies to determine if nondiabetic...

American Family Physician : Tip

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2005/0915/p1106.html

AAFP News - Sep 15, 2005 - American Family Physician

Sep 15, 2005 - Selected policy and health issues news briefs from AAFP News Now.

American Family Physician : AAFP News: AFP Edition

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2005/0915/p987.html

Statin Therapy in Patients with Type 2 Diabetes - FPIN's Clinical Inquiries - American ...

Sep 1, 2005 - Based on current evidence, statin therapy should be offered to all patients with type 2 diabetes who are known to have coronary artery disease.

American Family Physician : FPIN's Clinical Inquiries

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2005/0901/p866.html

Quantum Sufficit - Sep 1, 2005 - American Family Physician

Sep 1, 2005 - ...Children with pulmonary hypertension may benefit from taking an impotence drug, according to early results of a small study published in Circulation. Sildenafil (Viagra) was given to 14 children with pulmonary hypertension. Children with pulmonary hypertension usually die within one...

American Family Physician : Quantum Sufficit

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2005/0901/p744.html

Diary from a Week in Practice - Sep 1, 2005 - American Family Physician

Sep 1, 2005 - ...My left foot’s asleep all the time, stated Chester. He had type 2 diabetes, hypertension, and hyperlipidemia. On the plus side, he exercised every day, kept his weight under control, and stopped smoking cigarettes about 25 years ago. His most recent A1C level was 6.9 percent and...

American Family Physician : Diary from a Week in Practice

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2005/0901/p798.html

Urinary Tract Infection in Children - Clinical Evidence Handbook - American Family ...

Sep 1, 2005 - What are the effects of treatment of acute urinary tract infection in children? What are the effects of interventions to prevent recurrence?

American Family Physician : Clinical Evidence Handbook

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2005/0901/p858.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

Tips From Other Journals - American Family Physician

Sep 1, 2005 - ...months) steroid treatment has been recommended by several studies, but this can result in multiple side effects, including osteoporosis, hypertension, cataracts, and hyperglycemia. Methotrexate (Rheumatrex) has been used to reduce inflammation in rheumatoid arthritis, systemic...

American Family Physician : Tip

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2005/0901/p891.html

Tips From Other Journals - American Family Physician

Sep 1, 2005 - ...with increased mortality; however, voluntary weight loss appeared to be protective in another analysis. Chronic conditions such as hypertension, diabetes, and cardiovascular disease increase at a higher rate in obese persons than in normal-weight persons, so it is likely that t hese...

American Family Physician : Tip

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2005/0901/p939.html

Olmesartan (Benicar) for Hypertension - STEPS - American Family Physician

Aug 15, 2005 - Olmesartan is a safe and effective antihypertensive agent. There is no evidence that olmesartan is more effective than other ARBs or ACE inhibitors. The longest peer-reviewed studies of olmesartan are of two months’ duration; thus, there is no evidence showing olmesartan’s long-term ...

American Family Physician : STEPS

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2005/0815/p673.html

Annular Lesions - Photo Quiz - American Family Physician

Aug 15, 2005 - 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/2005/0815/p671.html

Patient-Choice Cesarean Delivery - Curbside Consultation - American Family Physician

Aug 15, 2005 - Patient-choice cesarean delivery, although uncommon in the United States, has become controversial in the medical literature and among pregnant women and their maternity care providers over the past three years.

American Family Physician : Curbside Consultation

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2005/0815/p697.html

Tips From Other Journals - American Family Physician

Aug 15, 2005 - ...identified members who were 50 years and older who reported using medications for the treatment of diabetes, depression, heart problems, hypertension, or high cholesterol. The survey asked if the respondents took less of their medication in the past 12 months because of cost, and...

American Family Physician : Tip

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2005/0815/p686.html

Family History: The Three-Generation Pedigree - American Family Physician

Aug 1, 2005 - The collection of a family history ranges from simply asking patients if family members have the same presenting illness to diagramming complex medical and psychosocial relationships as part of a family genogram. The three-generation pedigree provides a pictorial representation of ...

American Family Physician : Article

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2005/0801/p441.html

ACC Statement on Preparticipation Cardiovascular Screening for Competitive Athletes - ...

Aug 1, 2005 - The American College of Cardiology (ACC) has released new eligibility guidelines for competitive athletes with cardiovascular abnormalities and clinical guidelines for preparticipation screening.

American Family Physician : Practice Guidelines

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2005/0801/p523.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

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Diary from a Week in Practice - Jul 15, 2005 - American Family Physician

Jul 15, 2005 - ...has died in his sleep. Bart was a convivial bachelor who served in the merchant marines during World War II. A 290-lb 75 year old with hypertension when I first met him in 1994, he developed diabetes a few years later, then shed 50 lbs in fits and starts. He was a model...

American Family Physician : Diary from a Week in Practice

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Tips From Other Journals - American Family Physician

Jul 15, 2005 - ...present the first systematic review of the impact of bariatric surgery on comorbid conditions, in particular, diabetes, hyperlipidemia, hypertension, and obstructive sleep apnea. Studies reporting outcomes of comorbid conditions after bariatric surgery were extracted. Weight loss...

American Family Physician : Tip

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Diabetic Nephropathy: Common Questions - American Family Physician

Jul 1, 2005 - Diabetic nephropathy, or diabetic kidney disease, affects 20 to 30 percent of patients with diabetes. It is a common cause of kidney failure. Diabetic nephropathy presents in its earliest stage with low levels of albumin (microalbuminuria) in the urine. The most practical method of ...

American Family Physician : Article

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Health Effects of Garlic - American Family Physician

Jul 1, 2005 - Garlic has long been used medicinally, most recently for its cardiovascular, antineoplastic, and antimicrobial properties. Sulfur compounds, including allicin, appear to be the active components in the root bulb of the garlic plant. Studies show significant but modest lipid-lowering ...

American Family Physician : Article

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Genetic Testing: When to Test, When to Refer - Editorials - American Family Physician

Jul 1, 2005 - ...but most are considerably rarer. The common complex disorders that comprise the bread and butter of primary care, such as breast cancer, hypertension, asthma, and cleft lip, are attributed to the interaction of subtle variations in multiple genes and environmental factors, and they...

American Family Physician : Editorials

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Poems & Tips From Other Journals - American Family Physician

Jul 1, 2005 - ...Cardiovascular endpoints were assessed blindly, and mortality data were available for all patients. Although 41 percent of patients had hypertension, only 4 percent had a history of myocardial infarction (MI); 2 percent had a history of stroke; 7 percent, angina; and 2 percent,...

American Family Physician : Tip

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Secondary Prevention of Coronary Heart Disease in Elderly Patients - American Family ...

Jun 15, 2005 - Coronary heart disease remains a leading cause of mortality in the United States, with 84 percent of persons 65 years or older dying from this disease. Secondary preventive measures, including lifestyle modification and pharmacotherapy, are important for elderly patients because of the ...

American Family Physician : Article

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Health Issues for Surfers - American Family Physician

Jun 15, 2005 - Surfers are prone to acute injuries as well as conditions resulting from chronic environmental exposure. Sprains, lacerations, strains, and fractures are the most common types of trauma. Injury from the rider's own surfboard may be the prevailing mechanism. Minor wound infections can be...

American Family Physician : Article

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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

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Primary Care Interventions to Prevent Low Back Pain in Adults: Recommendation Statement...

Jun 15, 2005 - This statement summarizes the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) recommendations on low back pain and the supporting scientific evidence and updates the 1996 recommendations contained in the Guide to Clinical Preventive Services, 2d ed.

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

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New Series on Workforce Issues - Inside AFP - American Family Physician

Jun 15, 2005 - ...lifestyle changes (e.g., exercise, smoking cessation), lipid lowering, weight reduction, glucose control, and management of diabetes and hypertension. This article is one in a series developed in collaboration with the American Heart Association. Apparent life-threatening...

American Family Physician : Inside AFP

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Diary from a Week in Practice - Jun 15, 2005 - American Family Physician

Jun 15, 2005 - ...room. This patient also happened to be a cheerful, 50-year-old man, but unlike the bike rider, he was overweight and had diabetes and hypertension. I knew that he had not voluntarily exercised in years. As I prepared to give him another encouraging lecture about the value of a short...

American Family Physician : Diary from a Week in Practice

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AAFP News - Jun 15, 2005 - American Family Physician

Jun 15, 2005 - Selected policy and health issues news briefs from AAFP News Now.

American Family Physician : AAFP News: AFP Edition

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Treatment of Edema - American Family Physician

Jun 1, 2005 - Edema is the result of an imbalance in the filtration system between the capillary and interstitial spaces. The kidneys play a key role in regulating extracellular fluid volume by adjusting sodium and water excretion. Major causes of edema include venous obstruction, increased capillary...

American Family Physician : Article

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Improving Adherence to Treatment for Hypertension - Cochrane for Clinicians - American ...

Jun 1, 2005 - The most effective strategy to improve patient compliance with antihypertensive medication is to simplify the dosing regimen. There is more limited evidence to support a variety of motivational strategies. Patient education alone is ineffective.

American Family Physician : Cochrane for Clinicians

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Evaluation and Prevention of Diabetic Neuropathy - American Family Physician

Jun 1, 2005 - Diabetic neuropathy is a debilitating disorder that occurs in nearly 50 percent of patients with diabetes. It is a late finding in type 1 diabetes but can be an early finding in type 2 diabetes. The primary types of diabetic neuropathy are sensorimotor and autonomic. Patients may ...

American Family Physician : Article

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Screening for Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm: Recommendation Statement - U.S. Preventive ...

Jun 1, 2005 - This statement summarizes the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) recommendations on screening for abdominal aortic aneurysm (AAA) and the supporting scientific evidence and updates the 1996 recommendations contained in the Guide to Clinical Preventive Services, 2d ed.

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

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Diary From a Week in Practice - Diary from a Week in Practice - American Family Physician

Jun 1, 2005 - ...of refugees are in excellent health; an active lifestyle and sparse diet have spared them many of the ravages that come with abundance—hypertension, diabetes, osteoarthritis, hyperlipidemia, and coronary artery disease. Families with four to eight children are normal. The wide eyes...

American Family Physician : Diary from a Week in Practice

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

Jun 1, 2005 - Thickened feeds and metoclopramide reduce symptoms of GER in normally developing infants. However, elevating the head of the crib appears to have no effect.

American Family Physician : Cochrane for Clinicians

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Screening for Abdominal Aortic Aneurism - Putting Prevention into Practice - American ...

Jun 1, 2005 - Case study: M.G., a 70-year-old black man, requests refills for his medicines. His medications include lisinopril, atorvastatin, glipizide, and daily aspirin. He smoked heavily when he was younger but quit about 15 years ago. He also asks that you order whatever tests should be done at ...

American Family Physician : Putting Prevention into Practice

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Tips From Other Journals - American Family Physician

Jun 1, 2005 - ...Persons with diabetes are at higher risk for cardiovascular disease because classical risk factors including obesity, dyslipidemia, and hypertension are common in this group. However, the link between cardiovascular disease and hyperglycemia is not as clear. Studies have shown that...

American Family Physician : Tip

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Poems & Tips From Other Journals - American Family Physician

Jun 1, 2005 - ...age of participants was 71 years, 29 percent were women, 71 percent were white, 62 percent had coronary artery disease, 72 percent had hypertension, and 28 percent had diabetes. Most patients had systolic heart failure (70 percent) with an average ejection fraction of 35 percent in...

American Family Physician : Tip

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Improving the Quality of Care for Patients with Hypertension - Practice Guidelines - ...

May 15, 2005 - ...with Hypertension Am Fam Physician. 2005 May 15;71(10):2008-2010. The Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services has published a technical review on improving the quality of care for patients with hypertension. Closing the...

American Family Physician : Practice Guidelines

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Management of Pregnancy Beyond 40 Weeks' Gestation - American Family Physician

May 15, 2005 - A post-term or prolonged pregnancy is one that reaches 42 weeks' gestation; approximately 5 to 10 percent of pregnancies are post-term. Studies have shown a reduction in the number of pregnancies considered post-term when early ultrasound dating is performed. Maternal and fetal risks ...

American Family Physician : Article

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Evaluation of Poststreptococcal Illness - American Family Physician

May 15, 2005 - Group A beta-hemolytic streptococcal pharyngitis, scarlet fever, and rarely asymptomatic carrier states are associated with a number of poststreptococcal suppurative and nonsuppurative complications. As in streptococcal pharyngitis, acute rheumatic fever, pediatric autoimmune ...

American Family Physician : Article

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