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Interviewing When Family Members Are Present - American Family Physician

Apr 1, 2002 - The presence of family members at an office visit creates unique opportunities and challenges for the physician while interviewing the patient. The physician must address issues of confidentiality, privacy, and agency. Special skills are required to respectfully and efficiently involve ...

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Marijuana: Medical Implications - American Family Physician

Dec 1, 1999 - Over 50 percent of people will use marijuana sometime in their life. While intoxication lasts two to three hours, the active ingredient in marijuana, delta-9-tetrahydro-cannabinol, can accumulate in fatty tissues, including the brain and testes. Adverse effects from marijuana use ...

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AFP Documents with Keyword: Laboratory Evaluation - American Family Physician

...system infections in immunocompromised patients, subarachnoid hemorrhage, spontaneous intracranial hypotension, idiopathic intracranial hypertension, multiple sclerosis, Guillain-Barré syndrome, and malignancy. Jul 1, 2019 Issue Evaluating Diagnostic Tests: Introducing a New...

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FPIN's Clinical Inquiries Department Collection - American Family Physician

Clinical Inquiries from the Family Physicians Inquiries Network (FPIN) provide short, concise, evidence-based answers to clinical questions common in family medicine. The answers include a summary of the evidence and commentary that puts the answers into perspective.

American Family Physician : Department Collection

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FPIN's Clinical Inquiries Department Collection - American Family Physician

Clinical Inquiries from the Family Physicians Inquiries Network (FPIN) provide short, concise, evidence-based answers to clinical questions common in family medicine. The answers include a summary of the evidence and commentary that puts the answers into perspective.

American Family Physician : Department Collection

https://www.aafp.org/afp/viewRelatedDepartmentsByDepartment.htm?departmentId=12&page=0

NICE Updates Guidelines on Management of Chronic Heart Failure - Practice Guidelines - ...

Apr 15, 2012 - Heart failure is associated with poor prognosis and quality of life, as well as high health care costs. In 2010, the National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence (NICE) updated its previous guideline on the management of chronic heart failure in adults. This update focuses on ...

American Family Physician : Practice Guidelines

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AFP Documents with Keyword: Pulmonary Medicine - American Family Physician

...hypoxemia. Diagnostic criteria include acute onset, profound hypoxemia, bilateral pulmonary infiltrates, and the absence of left atrial hypertension. Acute respiratory distress syndrome is believed to occur ... Jun 15, 2011 Issue AAP Revises Policy Statement on the Use of...

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AFP Documents with Keyword: Pulmonary Medicine - American Family Physician

...ACCP Guidelines for Pulmonary Arterial Hypertension [Practice Guidelines] The American College of Chest Physicians (ACCP) has released evidence-based practice guidelines for the early detection and diagnosis of pulmonary arterial hypertension (PAH). Jan 1, 2005 Issue...

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AFP Documents with Keyword: Gout - American Family Physician

...Risk factors of gout include male sex; obesity; hypertension; alcohol intake; and a diet rich in meat, seafood, and fructose-rich food and beverages. Gout is characterized by swelling, pain, or tenderness in a peripheral joint or bursa. Diagnosis is made using several validated...

American Family Physician

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AFP Documents with Keyword: Gout - American Family Physician

...Risk factors of gout include male sex; obesity; hypertension; alcohol intake; and a diet rich in meat, seafood, and fructose-rich food and beverages. Gout is characterized by swelling, pain, or tenderness in a peripheral joint or bursa. Diagnosis is made using several validated...

American Family Physician

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AFP Documents with Keyword: Prenatal Care - American Family Physician

...Group on High Blood Pressure in Pregnancy has defined four categories of hypertension in pregnancy: chronic hypertension, gestational hypertension, preeclampsia, and preeclampsia superimposed on chronic hypertension. A maternal blood pressur... Apr 15, 2008 Issue Oral Health...

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https://www.aafp.org/afp/viewRelatedDocumentsByKeyword.htm?keywordId=2425&page=8

Point-of-Care Guides Department Collection - American Family Physician

These guides offer evidence-based tools to assist family physicians in improving their decision-making at the point of care.

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Point-of-Care Guides Department Collection - American Family Physician

These guides offer evidence-based tools to assist family physicians in improving their decision-making at the point of care.

American Family Physician : Department Collection

https://www.aafp.org/afp/viewRelatedDepartmentsByDepartment.htm?departmentId=7&page=0

Corrections - May 15, 2012 - American Family Physician

May 15, 2012 - ...sentence should have read: Persons with kidney stones are more likely to have traditional risk factors for chronic kidney disease (e.g., hypertension, preexisting kidney disease, diabetes, proteinuria, albuminuria). The first line of Table 4 (page 1237) under the Type of medication...

American Family Physician : Corrections

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Alcohol-Related Problems: Recognition and Intervention - American Family Physician

Jan 15, 1999 - Early identification of alcohol-related problems is important because these problems are prevalent, pose serious health risks to patients and their families, and are amenable to intervention. Physicians may be able to help patients change their drinking behaviors. The most effective ...

American Family Physician : Article

https://www.aafp.org/afp/1999/0115/p361.html

When to Consider Radiation Therapy for Your Patient - American Family Physician

Mar 1, 1999 - Radiation therapy can be an effective treatment modality for both malignant and benign disease. While radiation can be given as primary treatment, it may also be used pre- or postoperatively, with or without other forms of therapy. Radiation therapy is often curative but is sometimes ...

American Family Physician : Article

https://www.aafp.org/afp/1999/0301/p1177.html

Effective Use of Statins to Prevent Coronary Heart Disease - American Family Physician

Jan 15, 2001 - Primary and secondary prevention trials have shown that use of 3-hydroxy-3-methylglutaryl coenzyme A reductase inhibitors (also known as statins) to lower an elevated low-density lipoprotein cholesterol level can substantially reduce coronary events and death from coronary heart ...

American Family Physician : Article

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2001/0115/p309.html

Medicine by the Numbers Department Collection - American Family Physician

From The NNT Group (thennt.com), these provide short, concise, evidence-based ratings of therapies, diagnostic tests, and risk assessments commonly used in family medicine. These rating are based on patient-important benefits and harms.

American Family Physician : Department Collection

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Medicine by the Numbers Department Collection - American Family Physician

From The NNT Group (thennt.com), these provide short, concise, evidence-based ratings of therapies, diagnostic tests, and risk assessments commonly used in family medicine. These rating are based on patient-important benefits and harms.

American Family Physician : Department Collection

https://www.aafp.org/afp/viewRelatedDepartmentsByDepartment.htm?departmentId=113&page=0

Updated Recommendations on Daily Aspirin Use in Patients with Diabetes - Practice ...

Dec 15, 2010 - To address the uncertainties about aspirin use in persons with diabetes, experts from the American Diabetes Association, American Heart Association, and American College of Cardiology Foundation reviewed the current evidence and updated the 2007 recommendations.

American Family Physician : Practice Guidelines

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2010/1215/p1559.html

March 15, 2020 - American Family Physician

...Managing Hypertension Using Combination Therapy Dustin K. Smith; Robert P. Lennon; Peter B. Carlsgaard Genital Ulcers: Differential Diagnosis and Management Michelle A. Roett Office Spirometry: Indications and Interpretation Robert C. Langan; Andrew J. Goodbred...

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Advances in the Treatment of Alzheimer's Disease - American Family Physician

Nov 1, 1998 - Management of the most common type of dementia--Alzheimer's disease--is becoming increasingly sophisticated. Differentiation of Alzheimer's disease from vascular dementia has become therapeutically important, since the choice of treatments depends on the diagnosis. Two cholinesterase ...

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March 15, 2020 - American Family Physician

...Managing Hypertension Using Combination Therapy Dustin K. Smith; Robert P. Lennon; Peter B. Carlsgaard Genital Ulcers: Differential Diagnosis and Management Michelle A. Roett Office Spirometry: Indications and Interpretation Robert C. Langan; Andrew J. Goodbred...

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Clinical Evidence Handbook Department Collection - American Family Physician

This collection is a series of chapters excerpted from Clinical Evidence Handbook, published by the BMJ Publishing Group. They offer systematic reviews of evidence supporting key treatment recommendations on important clinical topics.

American Family Physician : Department Collection

https://www.aafp.org/afp/viewRelatedDepartmentsByDepartment.htm?departmentId=69&page=0

Clinical Evidence Handbook Department Collection - American Family Physician

This collection is a series of chapters excerpted from Clinical Evidence Handbook, published by the BMJ Publishing Group. They offer systematic reviews of evidence supporting key treatment recommendations on important clinical topics.

American Family Physician : Department Collection

https://www.aafp.org/afp/viewRelatedDepartmentsByDepartment.htm?departmentId=69

October 15, 1998 - American Family Physician

...Treatment of Hypertension: Insights from the JNC-VI Report Norman M. Kaplan Appropriate Use of Antibiotics for URIs in Children: Part II. Cough, Pharyngitis and the Common Cold Scott F. Dowell; Benjamin Schwartz; William R. Phillips Using DSM-IV Primary Care Version: A...

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Do Electronic Health Records Improve Processes and Outcomes of Preventive Care? - ...

May 15, 2012 - Electronic health records (EHRs) are thought to be valuable tools to prompt physicians to provide preventive services. How strong is the evidence that EHRs can improve processes and outcomes of preventive care?

American Family Physician : Editorials

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2012/0515/p956.html

AFP Documents with Keyword: Prenatal Care - American Family Physician

...Learn how to tell if elevated blood pressure during pregnancy is chronic hypertension, gestational hypertension, or preeclampsia; how to manage each of these conditions; and when labor should be induced. Jan 1, 2016 Issue Home Visits for Pregnant Adolescents [FPIN's Help Desk...

American Family Physician

https://www.aafp.org/afp/viewRelatedDocumentsByKeyword.htm?keywordId=2425&page=3

AFP Documents with Keyword: Sports Medicine - American Family Physician

...Aug 1, 2002 Issue Managing Hypertension in Athletes and Physically Active Patients [Article] Athletes and other physically active patients should be screened for hypertension and given appropriate therapy if needed. Mild hypertension should be treated with non-pharmacologic...

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https://www.aafp.org/afp/viewRelatedDocumentsByKeyword.htm?keywordId=2446&page=3

AFP Documents with Keyword: Diabetes - American Family Physician

...Apr 15, 2013 Issue Diabetes: Treating Hypertension [Clinical Evidence Handbook] What are the effects of antihypertensives and different blood pressure targets in persons with diabetes and hypertension? Apr 1, 2013 Issue Screening for Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus: 10-Year...

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https://www.aafp.org/afp/viewRelatedDocumentsByKeyword.htm?keywordId=2288&page=8

AFP Documents with Keyword: Drug Therapy - American Family Physician

...Compared with Other Drug Options for the Treatment of Hypertension [Medicine by the Numbers] Although beta blockers seem to have a positive impact on patient-oriented evidence that matters in patients with hypertension, they appear to be inferior when compared with other...

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https://www.aafp.org/afp/viewRelatedDocumentsByKeyword.htm?keywordId=2297&page=3

April 1, 2020 - American Family Physician

...Bedtime Instead of Morning Ingestion of Hypertension Medication Equals a Significantly Higher Reduction in Cardiovascular Disease Risk Five Days of Penicillin for Strep Throat Is Equal to 10 Days No Benefit to Routine Antipsychotic Use for Treatment or Prevention of Delirium...

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Postexercise Systolic Blood Pressure Response: Clinical Application to the Assessment ...

Oct 1, 1998 - Stress test parameters indicating the presence and extent of coronary artery disease have traditionally included such variables as exercise duration, and the blood pressure and ST-segment responses to exercise. The three-minute systolic blood pressure ratio, another important indicator ...

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https://www.aafp.org/afp/1998/1001/p1126.html

April 1, 2020 - American Family Physician

...Bedtime Instead of Morning Ingestion of Hypertension Medication Equals a Significantly Higher Reduction in Cardiovascular Disease Risk Five Days of Penicillin for Strep Throat Is Equal to 10 Days No Benefit to Routine Antipsychotic Use for Treatment or Prevention of Delirium...

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AFP Journal Club Department Collection - American Family Physician

Three presenters review an interesting journal article on topics that affect family physicians and give their opinions about the clinical value of the studies.

For key concepts in evidence-based medicine, tips on assessing the quality of research studies, and teaching ...

American Family Physician : Department Collection

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AFP Journal Club Department Collection - American Family Physician

Three presenters review an interesting journal article on topics that affect family physicians and give their opinions about the clinical value of the studies.

For key concepts in evidence-based medicine, tips on assessing the quality of research studies, and teaching ...

American Family Physician : Department Collection

https://www.aafp.org/afp/viewRelatedDepartmentsByDepartment.htm?departmentId=17

Rivaroxaban vs. Warfarin for Stroke Prevention in Patients with Nonvalvular Atrial ...

Mar 15, 2012 - How does rivaroxaban compare with warfarin for stroke prevention in patients with nonvalvular atrial fibrillation? This study concluded that rivaroxaban is noninferior to warfarin. However, noninferiority trials do not meet the same rigorous design and statistical format of traditional ...

American Family Physician : AFP Journal Club

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2012/0315/p577.html

Medical Advice for Commercial Air Travelers - American Family Physician

Sep 1, 1999 - Family physicians are often asked to advise patients who are preparing to travel. The Air Carrier Access Act of 1986 has enabled more passengers with medical disabilities to choose air travel. All domestic U.S. airlines are required to carry basic (but often limited) medical equipment, ...

American Family Physician : Article

https://www.aafp.org/afp/1999/0901/p801.html

AFP Documents with Keyword: Anticoagulation - American Family Physician

...clot propagation and preventing the recurrence of thrombus, the occurrence of pulmonary embolism, and the development of pulmonary hypertension, which can be a complication of multiple recurrent pulmonary emboli. About 30 percent of patient... Mar 15, 2002 Issue Is Thrombolytic...

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https://www.aafp.org/afp/viewRelatedDocumentsByKeyword.htm?keywordId=2234&page=3

Educational Guidelines for Achieving Tight Control and Minimizing Complications of Type...

Nov 1, 1999 - Tight glucose control with intensive therapy in patients with type 1 diabetes (formerly known as juvenile-onset or insulin-dependent diabetes) can delay the onset and slow the progression of retinopathy, nephropathy and neuropathy. Optimal blood glucose control is defined by a target ...

American Family Physician : Article

https://www.aafp.org/afp/1999/1101/p1985.html

April 15, 2020 - American Family Physician

...AFP Clinical Answers: Hypertension, Pregnancy, Prostate Cancer, Short-Course Antibiotics, Anticonvulsants U.S. Preventive Services Task Force: Screening for Asymptomatic Bacteriuria in Adults: Recommendation Statement Putting Prevention into Practice: Screening for...

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April 15, 2020 - American Family Physician

...AFP Clinical Answers: Hypertension, Pregnancy, Prostate Cancer, Short-Course Antibiotics, Anticonvulsants U.S. Preventive Services Task Force: Screening for Asymptomatic Bacteriuria in Adults: Recommendation Statement Putting Prevention into Practice: Screening for...

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https://www.aafp.org/afp/2020/0415

AFP Documents with Keyword: Family Planning and Contraception - American Family Physician

...cardiovascular disease, the use of combined oral contraceptives (OCs) should be considered carefully in women who smoke and in those with hypertension or hyperlipidemia. Dec 1, 2012 Issue The Effects of Combination Contraceptives on Weight [Cochrane for Clinicians] Compared...

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https://www.aafp.org/afp/viewRelatedDocumentsByKeyword.htm?keywordId=2278&page=2

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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

AFP Documents with Keyword: Kidney Disorders, Chronic - American Family Physician

...Screening is best done with annual spot urine albumin/creatinine ratio testing. Treatment includes management of hyperglycemia, hypertension, hyperlipidemia, and cessation of tobacco use. Blood pressure should be monitored. Several medications may help prevent or slow progression of...

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https://www.aafp.org/afp/viewRelatedDocumentsByKeyword.htm?keywordId=2377

AFP Documents with Keyword: Kidney Disorders, Chronic - American Family Physician

...A 55-year-old woman with no history of diabetes mellitus or hypertension asks to be screened for chronic kidney disease (CKD). Her 88-year-old mother has end-stage renal disease and is currently undergoing renal dialysis. The patient says she wants to take all necessary precautions...

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https://www.aafp.org/afp/viewRelatedDocumentsByKeyword.htm?keywordId=2377&page=1

AFP Documents with Keyword: Kidney Disorders, Chronic - American Family Physician

...Screening is best done with annual spot urine albumin/creatinine ratio testing. Treatment includes management of hyperglycemia, hypertension, hyperlipidemia, and cessation of tobacco use. Blood pressure should be monitored. Several medications may help prevent or slow progression of...

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https://www.aafp.org/afp/viewRelatedDocumentsByKeyword.htm?keywordId=2377&page=0

Alternative Therapies for Traditional Disease States: Menopause - American Family ...

Jul 1, 2002 - With growing concern about the use of hormone replacement therapy, some women are looking for alternative treatments for menopausal symptoms and preventing postmenopausal cardiovascular disease and osteoporosis. In observational trials, exercise has been associated with decreased ...

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https://www.aafp.org/afp/2002/0701/p129.html

AFP Documents with Keyword: Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease - American Family ...

...May 1, 2019 Issue Vaginitis, Coronary Artery Disease, Hypertension in Children, COPD, Alzheimer Disease [AFP Clinical Answers] Key clinical questions and their evidence-based answers directly from the journal’s content, written by and for family physicians. Mar 1, 2019 Issue...

American Family Physician

https://www.aafp.org/afp/viewRelatedDocumentsByKeyword.htm?keywordId=2272&page=1

Oral Pharmacologic Management of Type 2 Diabetes - American Family Physician

Dec 1, 1999 - Epidemiologic and interventional studies have led to lower treatment targets for type 2 diabetes (formerly known as non-insulin-dependent diabetes), including a glycosylated hemoglobin level of 7 percent or less and a before-meal blood glucose level of 80 to 120 mg per dL (4.4 to 6.7 ...

American Family Physician : Article

https://www.aafp.org/afp/1999/1201/p2613.html

AFP Documents with Keyword: Geriatric Care - American Family Physician

...lives independently and has a daughter and grandchildren who live within 30 miles of her. She presents for a follow-up visit to renew her hypertension medications. Her blood pressure is well contro... Jun 15, 2020 Issue Screening for Cognitive Impairment in Older Adults:...

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https://www.aafp.org/afp/viewRelatedDocumentsByKeyword.htm?keywordId=2339

AFP Documents with Keyword: Geriatric Care - American Family Physician

...N.D. is a 72-year-old white man who presents for a preventive visit. He smokes, and his medical history is significant for essential hypertension, which is stable and well controlled with medication. N.D.'s close friend was recently diagnosed with dementia, and N.D. is concerned...

American Family Physician

https://www.aafp.org/afp/viewRelatedDocumentsByKeyword.htm?keywordId=2339&page=2

AFP Documents with Keyword: Geriatric Care - American Family Physician

...to many chronic diseases that occur in older adults, including heart disease, stroke, diabetes mellitus, lung disease, Alzheimer disease, hypertension, and cancer.... Jan 1, 2010 Issue Promoting Physical Activity in Older Adults [Editorials] Nov 1, 2009 Issue Therapeutic...

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https://www.aafp.org/afp/viewRelatedDocumentsByKeyword.htm?keywordId=2339&page=4

AFP Documents with Keyword: Depression and Bipolar Disorder - American Family Physician

...A.B., a 29-year-old man, presents to your office for a routine visit. He has a history of being overweight and has hypertension that is controlled by diet and exercise. Aug 15, 2016 Issue Screening for Depression in Adults: Recommendation Statement [U.S. Preventive Services...

American Family Physician

https://www.aafp.org/afp/viewRelatedDocumentsByKeyword.htm?keywordId=2285&page=3

AFP Documents with Keyword: Depression and Bipolar Disorder - American Family Physician

...The latest installment of the top 20 research studies for primary care physicians includes studies on cardiovascular disease and hypertension, infections, diabetes mellitus, musculoskeletal problems, and cancer screening, among other topics. The five highest-rated practice...

American Family Physician

https://www.aafp.org/afp/viewRelatedDocumentsByKeyword.htm?keywordId=2285&page=2

AFP Documents with Keyword: Geriatric Care - American Family Physician

...lives independently and has a daughter and grandchildren who live within 30 miles of her. She presents for a follow-up visit to renew her hypertension medications. Her blood pressure is well contro... Jun 15, 2020 Issue Screening for Cognitive Impairment in Older Adults:...

American Family Physician

https://www.aafp.org/afp/viewRelatedDocumentsByKeyword.htm?keywordId=2339&page=0

December 1, 2015 - American Family Physician

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

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AFP Documents with Keyword: Sleep Disorders - American Family Physician

...Sleep Apnea Improves Essential Hypertension and Quality of Life [Article] About one half of patients who have essential hypertension have obstructive sleep apnea, and about one half of patients who have obstructive sleep apnea have essential hypertension. A growing body of...

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https://www.aafp.org/afp/viewRelatedDocumentsByKeyword.htm?keywordId=2445&page=4

FPIN's Help Desk Answers Department Collection - American Family Physician

Help Desk Answers from the Family Physicians Inquiries Network (FPIN) provide short, concise, evidence-based answers to clinical questions common in family medicine. The answers include a summary of the evidence and commentary that puts the answers into perspective.

American Family Physician : Department Collection

https://www.aafp.org/afp/viewRelatedDepartmentsByDepartment.htm?departmentId=114

FPIN's Help Desk Answers Department Collection - American Family Physician

Help Desk Answers from the Family Physicians Inquiries Network (FPIN) provide short, concise, evidence-based answers to clinical questions common in family medicine. The answers include a summary of the evidence and commentary that puts the answers into perspective.

American Family Physician : Department Collection

https://www.aafp.org/afp/viewRelatedDepartmentsByDepartment.htm?departmentId=114&page=0

AFP Documents with Keyword: Prenatal Care - American Family Physician

...Issue Preeclampsia, Eclampsia, and Hypertension [Clinical Evidence Handbook] What are the effects of preventive interventions in women at risk of preeclampsia? What are the effects of interventions in women who develop mild to moderate hypertension during pregnancy? What are the...

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https://www.aafp.org/afp/viewRelatedDocumentsByKeyword.htm?keywordId=2425&page=7

AFP Documents with Keyword: Sports Medicine - American Family Physician

...Policy Statement on Athletic Participation by Children and Adolescents with Systemic Hypertension [Practice Guidelines] The most common cardiovascular condition in competitive athletes is hypertension. The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) updated its policy statement using...

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https://www.aafp.org/afp/viewRelatedDocumentsByKeyword.htm?keywordId=2446&page=2

AFP Documents with Keyword: Fractures - American Family Physician

...Mr. and Mrs. J. present to your office for their annual wellness visits. He is 75 years of age, has well-controlled hypertension, does not smoke, and has a body mass index (BMI) of 26 kg per m2. He recently fell while walking from his home to a neighborhood barbeque. Aug 15,...

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https://www.aafp.org/afp/viewRelatedDocumentsByKeyword.htm?keywordId=2323

AFP Documents with Keyword: Fractures - American Family Physician

...Mr. and Mrs. J. present to your office for their annual wellness visits. He is 75 years of age, has well-controlled hypertension, does not smoke, and has a body mass index (BMI) of 26 kg per m2. He recently fell while walking from his home to a neighborhood barbeque. Aug 15,...

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https://www.aafp.org/afp/viewRelatedDocumentsByKeyword.htm?keywordId=2323&page=0

January 15, 2002 - American Family Physician

...Treating Obstructive Sleep Apnea Improves Essential Hypertension and Quality of Life Donald F. Silverberg; Adrian Iaina; Arie Oksenberg Genitourinary Infections and Their Association with Preterm Labor Lorie F. Cram; Maria-Isabel Zapata; Eugene C. Toy; Benton Baker How...

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AFP Documents with Keyword: Adolescent Care - American Family Physician

...(BP) in children and adolescents in 2004. An updated guideline was released by the AAP to address increased interest in childhood hypertension (HTN) and an updated search of the literature on the topic. Pages: 1 2 3 4 5 6 Next Advertisement Email Alerts Don't miss a...

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AFP Documents with Keyword: Adolescent Care - American Family Physician

...(BP) in children and adolescents in 2004. An updated guideline was released by the AAP to address increased interest in childhood hypertension (HTN) and an updated search of the literature on the topic. Pages: 1 2 3 4 5 6 Next Advertisement Email Alerts Don't miss a...

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https://www.aafp.org/afp/viewRelatedDocumentsByKeyword.htm?keywordId=2225&page=0

AFP Documents with Keyword: Deep Venous Thrombosis - American Family Physician

...clot propagation and preventing the recurrence of thrombus, the occurrence of pulmonary embolism, and the development of pulmonary hypertension, which can be a complication of multiple recurrent pulmonary emboli. About 30 percent of patient... Jan 1, 2004 Issue Thromboembolism...

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https://www.aafp.org/afp/viewRelatedDocumentsByKeyword.htm?keywordId=2282&page=3

AFP Documents with Keyword: Diabetes - American Family Physician

...The latest installment of the top 20 research studies for primary care physicians includes studies on cardiovascular disease and hypertension, infections, diabetes mellitus, musculoskeletal problems, and cancer screening, among other topics. The five highest-rated practice...

American Family Physician

https://www.aafp.org/afp/viewRelatedDocumentsByKeyword.htm?keywordId=2288&page=3

AFP Documents with Keyword: Diabetes - American Family Physician

...patients with diabetes, there are still a few holdouts that suggest aggressive treatment. This analysis shows that the ideal range for hypertension control in patients with diabetes is between 140 and 150 mm Hg; highe... Jun 15, 2016 Issue Screening for Abnormal Blood Glucose...

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https://www.aafp.org/afp/viewRelatedDocumentsByKeyword.htm?keywordId=2288&page=5

AFP Documents with Keyword: Diabetes - American Family Physician

...Screening is best done with annual spot urine albumin/creatinine ratio testing. Treatment includes management of hyperglycemia, hypertension, hyperlipidemia, and cessation of tobacco use. Blood pressure should be monitored. Several medications may help prevent or slow progression of...

American Family Physician

https://www.aafp.org/afp/viewRelatedDocumentsByKeyword.htm?keywordId=2288&page=2

AFP Documents with Keyword: Drug Therapy - American Family Physician

...Dec 1, 2015 Issue Chlorthalidone vs. Hydrochlorothiazide for Treatment of Hypertension [FPIN's Help Desk Answers] Chlorthalidone produces slightly greater reductions in blood pressure compared with hydrochlorothiazide (HCTZ), but it is associated with greater declines in serum...

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https://www.aafp.org/afp/viewRelatedDocumentsByKeyword.htm?keywordId=2297&page=6

AFP Documents with Keyword: Musculoskeletal Care - American Family Physician

...The latest installment of the top 20 research studies for primary care physicians includes studies on cardiovascular disease and hypertension, infections, diabetes mellitus, musculoskeletal problems, and cancer screening, among other topics. The five highest-rated practice...

American Family Physician

https://www.aafp.org/afp/viewRelatedDocumentsByKeyword.htm?keywordId=2391&page=2

AFP Documents with Keyword: Diabetes - American Family Physician

...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...

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AFP Documents with Keyword: Diabetes - American Family Physician

...and blood pressure levels can provide patients and physicians with valuable information in the management of diabetes mellitus and hypertension. Home monitoring allows patients to play an active role in their care and may improve treatment adherence and clinical outc... Jun 15,...

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AFP Documents with Keyword: Diabetes - American Family Physician

...Insulin resistance can be linked to diabetes, hypertension, dyslipidemia, cardiovascular disease and other abnormalities. These abnormalities constitute the insulin resistance syndrome. Because resistance usually develops long before these diseases appear, identifying and treating...

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AFP Documents with Keyword: Drug Therapy - American Family Physician

...Case study: ST is a 55-year-old man who you see regularly for hypertension and depression. He is overweight and sedentary, and his elder sister recently had a heart attack. He asks you whether he should take a daily aspirin, just in case. Aug 15, 2002 Issue Benefits and Risks...

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New Feature to Help Physicians Implement AHRQ Effective Health Care Reviews - ...

May 1, 2012 - To more effectively disseminate the results of comparative effectiveness research into practice, AHRQ's Effective Health Care Program produces concise summaries of its reviews for patients, policy makers, and physicians. AFP has partnered with AHRQ to introduce a new journal feature, ...

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Pitfalls in the Radiologic Evaluation of Extremity Trauma: Part I. The Upper Extremity ...

Mar 1, 1998 - Family physicians often are required to evaluate patients who present with acute skeletal trauma. The first of this two-part series discusses the features and evaluation of some commonly missed fractures and dislocations of the upper limb, excluding the hand. Dislocations of the ...

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Acute Coronary Syndrome (Unstable Angina and non-ST Elevation Myocardial Infarction) - ...

Aug 15, 2009 - What are the effects of antiplatelet, antithrombin, anti-ischemic, and lipid-lowering treatments in persons with acute coronary syndrome? What are the effects of invasive treatments?

American Family Physician : Clinical Evidence Handbook

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February 15, 2004 - American Family Physician

...Hypertension-Preeclampsia Carvedilol or Metoprolol for Chronic Heart Failure Managing Cancer Cachexia Decreasing Coronary Events in Metabolic Syndrome Islet Transplantation and Insulin Independence Gastric Bypass Improves Diabetes and Hypertension Ottawa Knee...

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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.

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Medical Care for Immigrants and Refugees - American Family Physician

Mar 1, 1998 - Refugees and other immigrants often present with clinical problems that are as varied as their previous experiences. Clinical presentations may range from unusual infectious diseases to problems with transition. This article describes medical conditions associated with immigrants, as ...

American Family Physician : Article

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AFP Documents with Keyword: Pulmonary Medicine - American Family Physician

...Sep 15, 2016 Issue Pulmonary Hypertension: Diagnosis and Treatment [Article] Diagnosing pulmonary hypertension can be challenging because of nonspecific symptoms that may be attributed to comorbidities. Using a stepwise approach, physicians can minimize risks and avoid...

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AFP Documents with Keyword: Pulmonary Medicine - American Family Physician

...Sep 15, 2016 Issue Pulmonary Hypertension: Diagnosis and Treatment [Article] Diagnosing pulmonary hypertension can be challenging because of nonspecific symptoms that may be attributed to comorbidities. Using a stepwise approach, physicians can minimize risks and avoid...

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July 1, 2019 - American Family Physician

...AFP Clinical Answers: Migraine Headache, Hypertension in Children, CVD Risk, Acupuncture, Incarcerated Patients Cochrane for Clinicians: Noninvasive Diagnostic Tests for Helicobacter pylori Infection Anne Mounsey; Elizabeth A. Leonard Cochrane for Clinicians: Medication...

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October 1, 2019 - American Family Physician

...Cochrane for Clinicians: Antihypertensive Drug Therapy for Mild to Moderate Hypertension During Pregnancy Nicholas M. LeFevre; Ellisa Krumm Cochrane for Clinicians: Effectiveness and Safety of Factor Xa Inhibitors in Patients with Atrial Fibrillation Katherine Cocker; Aaron...

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December 15, 2019 - American Family Physician

...Practice Guidelines: Managing Chronic Hypertension in Pregnant Women: ACOG Releases Updated Practice Bulletin Lisa M. Croke Available Online and in the Mobile App Edition U.S. Preventive Services Task Force: Screening for Pancreatic Cancer: Recommendation Statement...

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February 1, 2018 - American Family Physician

...Medicine by the Numbers: Beta Blockers Compared with Other Drug Options for the Treatment of Hypertension Edwin Y. Choi; Grace Pak; Jeffrey Burket FPIN's Help Desk Answers: Effectiveness of ACL Injury Prevention Programs Will Paulson; Andrew H. Slattengren FPIN's Help...

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November 15, 2019 - American Family Physician

...Practice Guidelines: Gestational Hypertension and Preeclampsia: A Practice Bulletin from ACOG Lisa M. Croke Available Online and in the Mobile App Edition U.S. Preventive Services Task Force: Preexposure Prophylaxis for the Prevention of HIV Infection: Recommendation...

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