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Tips From Other Journals - American Family Physician

Jun 15, 2006 - ...and colleagues conducted a randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled trial of timolol (Betimol) in patients with cirrhosis and portal hypertension. They authors enrolled 213 patients with cirrhosis and elevated portal pressures, which are defined by a hepatic venous pressure...

American Family Physician : Tip

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Tips From Other Journals - American Family Physician

Jun 15, 2006 - ...Beta-blocker therapy has been proven to benefit patients with heart failure, arrhythmias, hypertension, or unstable angina. In some studies, early use of beta blockers has been associated with a 25 percent reduction in mortality rates for one or two days after suspected acute...

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Tips From Other Journals - American Family Physician

Jun 15, 2006 - ...Persistent pulmonary hypertension of the newborn (PPHN) is a rare but often fatal condition in which the fetal circulation persists after birth, leading to hypoxemia and respiratory failure. Results of a previous cohort study suggested a possible link between PPHN and maternal...

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Tips From Other Journals - American Family Physician

Jun 15, 2006 - ...with dyspnea accounted for 6 percent of the total group and were more likely to be older, have left ventricular enlargement, and have hypertension or diabetes. They also had less inducible ischemia than patients with typical angina. During the follow-up period, 786 patients without...

American Family Physician : Tip

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Nonpharmacologic Strategies for Managing Hypertension - American Family Physician

Jun 1, 2006 - The Seventh Report of the Joint National Committee on Prevention, Detection, Evaluation, and Treatment of High Blood Pressure recommends lifestyle modification for all patients with hypertension or prehypertension. Modifications include reducing dietary sodium to less than 2.4 g per ...

American Family Physician : Article

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2006/0601/p1953.html

Peripheral Vascular Disease: Diagnosis and Treatment - American Family Physician

Jun 1, 2006 - Peripheral vascular disease is a manifestation of systemic atherosclerosis that leads to significant narrowing of arteries distal to the arch of the aorta. The most common symptom of peripheral vascular disease is intermittent claudication. At other times, peripheral vascular disease ...

American Family Physician : Article

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2006/0601/p1971.html

Nonalcoholic Fatty Liver Disease - American Family Physician

Jun 1, 2006 - Nonalcoholic fatty liver disease is a common condition associated with metabolic syndrome. It is the most common cause of elevated liver enzymes in U.S. adults, and is diagnosed after ruling out other causes of steatosis (fatty infiltration of liver), particularly infectious hepatitis ...

American Family Physician : Article

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Low-Carbohydrate Diets - American Family Physician

Jun 1, 2006 - Americans spend dollar 33 billion annually on weight loss products and services, and a large portion of this money is spent on low-carbohydrate diets. Because of their higher protein and fat content and lower fiber and carbohydrate content, concerns have been raised about the potential ...

American Family Physician : Article

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2006/0601/p1942.html

Improve Your ICD-9 Coding With Voice-Recognition Macros -- FPM

Jun 1, 2006 - A voice-recognition system can automatically insert the correct ICD-9 codes into your dictated note.

Family Practice Management : Articles

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Don't Be a Target for a Malpractice Suit -- FPM

Jun 1, 2006 - Protect yourself with these tips from a family physician who has successfully defended his care and that of other physicians.

Family Practice Management : Articles

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2006/0600/p57.html

AAP Reports on Healthy Weight-Control Practices in Young Athletes - Practice Guidelines...

Jun 1, 2006 - The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) has released recommendations on healthy weight-control behaviors in young athletes to address counseling issues that physicians may encounter in caring for these patients. Children and adolescents often are involved in sports in which weight loss...

American Family Physician : Practice Guidelines

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2006/0601/p2069.html

Tips From Other Journals - American Family Physician

Jun 1, 2006 - ...45 kg per m2 who wanted to lose weight. Patients were excluded if they or their family physicians reported the presence of uncontrolled hypertension, diabetes, cardiovascular or cerebrovascular disease, pregnancy and breastfeeding, or psychiatric problems. At the study's onset, all...

American Family Physician : Tip

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Tips From Other Journals - American Family Physician

Jun 1, 2006 - ...participants and 496 in the control group. Participants were more likely than those in the control group to have a history of diabetes or hypertension; aspirin use was similar in both groups. Participants were divided into five groups based on their three lipid marker levels....

American Family Physician : Tip

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Tips From Other Journals - American Family Physician

Jun 1, 2006 - ...average body mass index was about 28 kg per m2. About 30 percent of the women reported hysterectomy, and a similar percentage reported hypertension. The parous and nulliparous participants did not differ significantly in any important variable. The parous sisters reported an average...

American Family Physician : Tip

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High Blood Pressure: What You Should Know - American Family Physician

Jun 1, 2006 - ...See related article on hypertension. What is high blood pressure? High blood pressure is when the pressure in your arteries is higher than it should be. If you have high blood pressure, you are more at risk of having a heart attack or a stroke. You also are more at risk of getting...

American Family Physician : Patient Handout

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Assessment of Microscopic Hematuria in Adults - American Family Physician

May 15, 2006 - Microscopic hematuria, a common finding on routine urinalysis of adults, is clinically significant when three to five red blood cells per high-power field are visible. Etiologies of microscopic hematuria range from incidental causes to life-threatening urinary tract neoplasm. The lack ...

American Family Physician : Article

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Tips From Other Journals - American Family Physician

May 15, 2006 - ...concerns for children. These conditions are associated with future insulin resistance, type 2 diabetes mellitus, lipid abnormalities, and hypertension. The combination of increased caloric intake and decreased physical activity causes obesity in children. Addressing caloric intake...

American Family Physician : Tip

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Tips From Other Journals - American Family Physician

May 15, 2006 - ...protein, and carbohydrates in lowering lipids and blood pressure has not been satisfactorily clarified. The Dietary Approaches to Stop Hypertension trial demonstrated that a high-carbohydrate diet emphasizing fruits, vegetables, and low-fat dairy can lower blood pressure and...

American Family Physician : Tip

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AAFP News - May 15, 2006 - American Family Physician

May 15, 2006 - Selected policy and health issues news briefs from AAFP News Now.

American Family Physician : AAFP News: AFP Edition

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2006/0515/p1691.html

Hypertension in Children and Adolescents - American Family Physician

May 1, 2006 - The development of a national database on normative blood pressure levels throughout childhood has contributed to the recognition of elevated blood pressure in children and adolescents. The epidemic of childhood obesity, the risk of developing left ventricular hypertrophy, and evidence ...

American Family Physician : Article

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2006/0501/p1558.html

Determining Eligibility for Gastric Bypass Surgery - Curbside Consultation - American ...

May 1, 2006 - This case scenario brings up two issues: (1) whether the patient should undergo a risky procedure that might benefit her and (2) responsible allocation of health care resources. First, American College of Physicians (ACP) guidelines1 recommend optional bariatric surgery for those who ...

American Family Physician : Curbside Consultation

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2006/0501/p1638.html

Managing Opioid Addiction with Buprenorphine - American Family Physician

May 1, 2006 - Legislation has enabled physicians to treat opioid-dependent patients with an office-based maintenance program using buprenorphine, a partial mu-opioid receptor agonist. Clinical studies indicate buprenorphine effectively manages opioid addiction. Buprenorphine is more effective than ...

American Family Physician : Article

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2006/0501/p1573.html

How to Bill for Services Performed by Nonphysician Practitioners -- FPM

May 1, 2006 - Learning payers' rules will help you assess the value of hiring an NPP.

Family Practice Management : Articles

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2006/0500/p45.html

Escaping the Tyranny of the Urgent by Delivering Planned Care -- FPM

May 1, 2006 - These four components can help you provide care that is more proactive, organized and satisfying.

Family Practice Management : Articles

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2006/0500/p37.html

Dietary Advice to Lower Cardiovascular Risk - Cochrane for Clinicians - American Family...

May 1, 2006 - Dietary advice to lower fat and salt intake and increase intake of fruits, vegetables, and fiber produces modest improvements in cardiovascular risk factors. More intensive counseling yields greater effects.

American Family Physician : Cochrane for Clinicians

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2006/0501/p1551.html

What Do Retail Clinics Mean for Family Medicine? -- FPM

May 1, 2006 - Whatever we do in response to the advent of retail clinics, it seems that they have a place in health care as long as they are able to improve access, decrease costs and improve quality.

Family Practice Management : Opinion

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2006/0500/p19.html

Amenorrhea: Evaluation and Treatment - American Family Physician

Apr 15, 2006 - A thorough history and physical examination as well as laboratory testing can help narrow the differential diagnosis of amenorrhea. In patients with primary amenorrhea, the presence or absence of sexual development should direct the evaluation. Constitutional delay of growth and puberty...

American Family Physician : Article

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2006/0415/p1374.html

Practice Guidelines - Apr 15, 2006 - American Family Physician

Apr 15, 2006 - The American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG) has released an opinion statement on issues specific to pregnancy in obese women. Women who are obese are at increased risk of complications of pregnancy such as gestational hypertension and diabetes, preeclampsia, fetal ...

American Family Physician : Practice Guidelines

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2006/0415/p1471.html

Caring for Patients After Bariatric Surgery - American Family Physician

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

American Family Physician : Article

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

Religion, Spirituality, and Their Relevance to Medicine: An Update - Editorials - ...

Apr 15, 2006 - ...behaviors, disease screening, continuity of care, surgical complications and use of health services, endocrine and immune function, hypertension, coronary artery obstruction, carotid atherosclerosis, survival rates, and positive human traits (e.g., forgiveness, gratitude, meaning...

American Family Physician : Editorials

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2006/0415/p1336.html

Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm - American Family Physician

Apr 1, 2006 - Most abdominal aortic aneurysms (AAAs) are asymptomatic, not detectable on physical examination, and silent until discovered during radiologic testing for other reasons. Tobacco use, hypertension, a family history of AAA, and male sex are clinical risk factors for the development of an ...

American Family Physician : Article

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2006/0401/p1198.html

Outpatient vs. Inpatient Treatment of Community-Acquired Pneumonia -- FPM

Apr 1, 2006 - Using a clinical prediction tool at the point of care will help you choose which course is best for your patient.

Family Practice Management : Articles

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2006/0400/p41.html

Using a Simple Patient Registry to Improve Your Chronic Disease Care -- FPM

Apr 1, 2006 - Who needs an EHR? Software you already have can help you make sure your patients get the care they need.

Family Practice Management : Articles

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2006/0400/p47.html

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

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

Family Practice Management : Articles

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Coding & Documentation - Apr 2006 -- FPM

Apr 1, 2006 - ...A rehabilitation physician has requested my consultation for management of problems such as hypertension and diabetes. His patients are in the acute rehab unit of the hospital and have no other primary care physician. He is recognized as the attending. How should I code these...

Family Practice Management : Coding & Documentation

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2006/0400/p31.html

Tips From Other Journals - American Family Physician

Apr 1, 2006 - ...To answer these questions, Chodosh and colleagues conducted a systematic review and meta-analysis of self-management programs for hypertension, diabetes mellitus, and osteoarthritis. The authors defined chronic disease self-management as a systematic disease intervention that...

American Family Physician : Tip

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2006/0401/p1260a.html

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

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

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

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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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

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2006/0315/p1081.html

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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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

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2006/0315/p1099.html

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

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

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

Letters - Mar 2006 -- FPM

Mar 1, 2006 - ...Almost all of this was quickly paid by my insurance carrier. Now, consider the care I provide an adult male patient who suffers from hypertension, diabetes, coronary artery disease and dyslipidemia. During the course of a year, I could see the patient four or five times for extended...

Family Practice Management : Letters

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2006/0300/p23a.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

Cashing in on House Calls -- FPM

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

Family Practice Management : Articles

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

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

Letters - Feb 2006 -- FPM

Feb 1, 2006 - ...Coding for Hypertension: Painting a Picture of the Severity of Illness Editor's Collections Documentation Guidelines Related Topic Searches Documentation, general Software MOST RECENT ISSUE Nov-Dec 2020 Access the latest issue of FPM journal Read the Issue...

Family Practice Management : Letters

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2006/0200/p16b.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

Improving Chronic Illness Care: Lessons Learned in a Private Practice -- FPM

Dec 1, 2005 - The chronic care model offers a proactive, organized approach that can improve outcomes and satisfaction, but no paradigm shift comes easy.

Family Practice Management : Articles

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2005/1100/p50.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

Reliability Science: Reducing the Error Rate in Your Practice -- FPM

Oct 1, 2005 - These seven principles can help ensure that your patients receive the right care at the right time every time.

Family Practice Management : Articles

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2005/1000/p59.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 - ...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

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

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

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