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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

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2005/0601/p2154.html

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

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2005/0601/p2091.html

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

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2005/0515/p2008.html

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

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2005/0515/p1935.html

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

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2005/0515/p1949.html

Management of Bacterial Meningitis: New Guidelines from the IDSA - Practice Guidelines ...

May 15, 2005 - Bacterial meningitis is a neurologic emergency; progression to more severe disease reduces the patient’s likelihood of a full recovery. The Infectious Diseases Society of America (IDSA) has issued new guidelines for the diagnosis and treatment of bacterial meningitis.

American Family Physician : Practice Guidelines

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2005/0515/p2003.html

Use of Antiretrovirals to Prevent HIV Infection from a Nonoccupational Source - ...

May 15, 2005 - ...Previous: Improving the Quality of Care for Patients with Hypertension Next: Treating My Child's Asthma View the full table of contents >> Home / Journals / afp / Vol. 71/No. 10(May 15, 2005) / Practice Guidelines: Use of Antiretrovirals to Prevent HIV Infection from a...

American Family Physician : Practice Guidelines

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2005/0515/p2010.html

Diabetic Ketoacidosis - American Family Physician

May 1, 2005 - A diagnosis of diabetic ketoacidosis requires the patient's plasma glucose concentration to be above 250 mg per dL (although it usually is much higher), the pH level to be less than 7.30, and the bicarbonate level to be 18 mEq per L or less. Beta-hydroxybutyrate is a better measurement ...

American Family Physician : Article

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2005/0501/p1705.html

"My Rings Won't Fit Anymore" - Photo Quiz - American Family Physician

May 1, 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/2005/0501/p1766.html

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

May 1, 2005 - ...Doesn’t his face look unusually red? Otis’s wife asked. Her 54-year-old husband had hypertension treated with sustained-release verapamil. He didn’t smoke cigarettes or consume alcohol. His wife was right; Otis had a ruddy face. Otis reported feeling tired and experiencing...

American Family Physician : Diary from a Week in Practice

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2005/0501/p1695.html

Tips From Other Journals - American Family Physician

May 1, 2005 - ...Hypertension: Gaps Between Guidelines and Practice Am Fam Physician. 2005 May 1;71(9):1800-1802. Hypertension, one of the most common reasons patients visit outpatient medical facilities, affects approximately 50 million Americans. Treatment of hypertension has been shown to...

American Family Physician : Tip

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Poems & Tips From Other Journals - American Family Physician

May 1, 2005 - ...to 325 mg daily) of six randomized controlled trials. The mean age of participants was 72 years, 37 percent were women, 46 percent had hypertension, and 22 percent had a previous stroke or transient ischemic attack. All five rules were able to divide patients into low-, moderate-,...

American Family Physician : Tip

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Tips From Other Journals - American Family Physician

May 1, 2005 - ...Common side effects include drying of the skin and mucous membranes, and headaches, which can be an indication of benign intracranial hypertension. Isotretinoin is contraindicated in pregnancy and can cause elevations in liver enzymes and lipids. It may be associated with...

American Family Physician : Tip

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Poems & Tips From Other Journals - American Family Physician

May 1, 2005 - ...receptor blockade for all patients with left ventricular dysfunction (i.e., ejection fraction of 40 percent or less), heart failure, or hypertension. [ corrected] B: Beta blockade for all patients and blood pressure control, with a goal of 130/85 mm Hg or less. C: Cholesterol...

American Family Physician : Tip

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Poems & Tips From Other Journals - American Family Physician

May 1, 2005 - ...enrolled 160 overweight or obese adults (mean body mass index = 35; range = 27 to 42) who were 22 to 72 years of age with known hypertension, dyslipidemia, or fasting hyperglycemia. Participants were randomized to one of the following diet groups: Atkins (carbohydrate restriction),...

American Family Physician : Tip

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2005/0501/p1783.html

Evaluation of Chronic Dyspnea - American Family Physician

Apr 15, 2005 - Chronic dyspnea is defined as dyspnea lasting more than one month. In approximately two thirds of patients presenting with dyspnea, the underlying cause is cardiopulmonary disease. Establishing an accurate diagnosis is essential because treatment differs depending on the underlying ...

American Family Physician : Article

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2005/0415/p1529.html

Ethinyl Estradiol/Levonorgestrel (Seasonale) for Oral Contraception - STEPS - American ...

Apr 15, 2005 - Women using ethinyl estradiol/levonorgestrel can expect similar or improved effectiveness and fewer menstrual cycles. Due in part to an increased incidence of unexpected bleeding in the first six months of use, a greater percentage of women will discontinue this regimen than will those ...

American Family Physician : STEPS

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2005/0415/p1581.html

Practice Guidelines - Apr 15, 2005 - American Family Physician

Apr 15, 2005 - ...of disease control (e.g., serum A1C levels, blood pressure) and physician adherence (e.g., serial monitoring of A1C levels, control of hypertension, management of cardiovascular risk factors). The researchers found 58 articles reporting a total of 66 trials that met the established...

American Family Physician : Practice Guidelines

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2005/0415/p1612.html

Diagnosis of Gastrointestinal Bleeding in Adults - American Family Physician

Apr 1, 2005 - The clinical evaluation of gastrointestinal bleeding depends on the hemodynamic status of the patient and the suspected source of the bleeding. Patients presenting with upper gastrointestinal or massive lower gastrointestinal bleeding, postural hypotension, or hemodynamic instability ...

American Family Physician : Article

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2005/0401/p1339.html

Evidence-Based Prenatal Care: Part I. General Prenatal Care and Counseling Issues - ...

Apr 1, 2005 - Effective prenatal care should integrate the best available evidence into a model of shared decision making. Pregnant women should be counseled about the risks of smoking and alcohol and drug use. Structured educational programs to promote breastfeeding are effective. Routine fetal ...

American Family Physician : Article

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2005/0401/p1307.html

Hemolytic Anemia Manifesting as Improved A1C Values - Letters to the Editor - American ...

Apr 1, 2005 - ...A 59-year-old woman was evaluated for diabetes mellitus and hypertension in our outpatient clinic. She required regular insulin therapy for glucose control and was receiving ramipril, methyldopa, and nifedipine for hypertension and diabetic nephropathy. Over the past two years, her...

American Family Physician : Letter

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2005/0401/ol2.html

Venous Leg Ulcers - Clinical Evidence Handbook - American Family Physician

Apr 1, 2005 - What are the effects of treatments and interventions to prevent recurrence?

American Family Physician : Clinical Evidence Handbook

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2005/0401/p1365.html

Poems & Tips From Other Journals - American Family Physician

Apr 1, 2005 - ...10 years, surgical patients were significantly more likely than control patients to have recovered from diabetes (36 versus 13 percent), hypertension (19 versus 11 percent), and hypertriglyceridemia (46 versus 24 percent). There was no difference at two or 10 years in the rate of...

American Family Physician : Tip

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Tips From Other Journals - American Family Physician

Apr 1, 2005 - ...at baseline. Those who improved the most tended to be younger, to have reported greater depression at baseline, or to have a history of hypertension. Five participants reported exercise-related musculoskeletal injuries, but only one of these discontinued training. The authors...

American Family Physician : Tip

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2005/0401/p1400.html

Tips From Other Journals - American Family Physician

Apr 1, 2005 - ...Patients who already were taking statins were more likely than the other groups to have hyperlipidemia, hypertension, vascular disease, or diabetes, and were slightly less ill at the time of hospitalization. These patients were much less likely to have a final diagnosis of...

American Family Physician : Tip

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2005/0401/p1416.html

Tips From Other Journals - American Family Physician

Apr 1, 2005 - ...Women comprised 37 percent of each group. Previous ischemic stroke was reported by 26 percent of participants, TIA by 19 percent, hypertension by 78 percent, diabetes by 68 percent, and elevated cholesterol levels by 56 percent. One additional risk factor was reported by 79 percent...

American Family Physician : Tip

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2005/0401/p1421a.html

Urinalysis: A Comprehensive Review - American Family Physician

Mar 15, 2005 - A complete urinalysis includes physical, chemical, and microscopic examinations. Midstream clean collection is acceptable in most situations, but the specimen should be examined within two hours of collection. Cloudy urine often is a result of precipitated phosphate crystals in alkaline...

American Family Physician : Article

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2005/0315/p1153.html

Treatment of Cholesterol Abnormalities - American Family Physician

Mar 15, 2005 - Cardiovascular disease and its subset coronary heart disease are leading causes of morbidity and mortality in the United States and worldwide. In general, higher levels of low-density lipoprotein cholesterol are associated with an increased risk of coronary heart disease, myocardial ...

American Family Physician : Article

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2005/0315/p1137.html

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

Mar 15, 2005 - ...sees a colleague of mine, visits me today because of a problem that just can’t wait. I know Mrs. Gonzalez. She’s blind and has diabetes, hypertension, and renal insufficiency, plus an impressive collection of symptoms and laboratory abnormalities that could keep any family...

American Family Physician : Diary from a Week in Practice

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2005/0315/p1096.html

Poems & Tips From Other Journals - American Family Physician

Mar 15, 2005 - ...Should Atenolol Be Used for Hypertension? Am Fam Physician. 2005 Mar 15;71(6):1177-1178. Study Question: Does atenolol reduce cardiovascular morbidity and mortality in patients with hypertension? Setting: Various (meta-analysis) Study Design: Systematic review Synopsis: The...

American Family Physician : Tip

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2005/0315/p1177.html

Tips From Other Journals - American Family Physician

Mar 15, 2005 - ...Hypertension and Thiazide Diuretics: Reviewing ALLHAT Am Fam Physician. 2005 Mar 15;71(6):1216. The Antihypertensive and Lipid-Lowering Treatment to Prevent Heart Attack Trial (ALLHAT) was a strongly powered, randomized, double-blind, multicenter clinical trial comparing the...

American Family Physician : Tip

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2005/0315/p1216.html

Poems & Tips From Other Journals - American Family Physician

Mar 15, 2005 - ...heart failure. More than 75 percent of the participants were men, and nearly 90 percent were white. More than 60 percent had a history of hypertension, but less than one third currently were receiving a diuretic. Initial blood pressure measurement averaged 129/78 mm Hg for all...

American Family Physician : Tip

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2005/0315/p1182a.html

Poems & Tips From Other Journals - American Family Physician

Mar 15, 2005 - ...with diabetes and hypertension? Setting: Outpatient (any) Study Design: Randomized controlled trial (double-blinded) Allocation: Concealed Synopsis: In this substudy of the landmark United Kingdom Prospective Diabetes Study, 1,148 patients with hypertension and diabetes were...

American Family Physician : Tip

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2005/0315/p1186.html

Poems & Tips From Other Journals - American Family Physician

Mar 15, 2005 - ...Synopsis: In this study, 250 participants with diabetes who had mild to moderate hypertension and evidence of early nephropathy (i.e., urinary albumin excretion rate between 11 and 999 mcg per minute and a serum creatinine level of less than 1.6 mg per dL) were randomized to receive...

American Family Physician : Tip

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2005/0315/p1178a.html

Antiplatelet Therapy and Anticoagulation in Patients with Hypertension - Cochrane for ...

Mar 1, 2005 - Antiplatelet agents should not be used in patients with hypertension and no previous history of heart attack or stroke. However, these agents are recommended for use in hypertensive patients who already have vascular disease. Anticoagulants should not be used for prevention of vascular ...

American Family Physician : Cochrane for Clinicians

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2005/0301/p897.html

Diagnosis and Management of Acute Pyelonephritis in Adults - American Family Physician

Mar 1, 2005 - There are approximately 250,000 cases of acute pyelonephritis each year, resulting in more than 100,000 hospitalizations. The most common etiologic cause is infection with Escherichia coli. The combination of the leukocyte esterase test and the nitrite test (with either test proving ...

American Family Physician : Article

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2005/0301/p933.html

Oral Analgesics for Acute Nonspecific Pain - American Family Physician

Mar 1, 2005 - Physicians most often recommend or prescribe oral medication for relief of acute pain. This review of the available evidence supports the use of acetaminophen in doses up to 1,000 mg as the initial choice for mild to moderate acute pain. In some cases, modest improvements in analgesic ...

American Family Physician : Article

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2005/0301/p913.html

Blood Pressure Measurement in Public Places - Editorials - American Family Physician

Mar 1, 2005 - ...In recent years, many persons with undiagnosed or diagnosed hypertension have begun checking their blood pressure in public places using devices that are provided as a free service by pharmacies or other retail stores. These devices offer persons who might not have the resources to...

American Family Physician : Editorials

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2005/0301/p851.html

Report on the Diagnosis, Evaluation, and Treatment of High Blood Pressure in Children ...

Mar 1, 2005 - The National High Blood Pressure Education Program Working Group on High Blood Pressure in Children and Adolescents has issued its Fourth Report on the Diagnosis, Evaluation, and Treatment of High Blood Pressure in Children and Adolescents.

American Family Physician : Practice Guidelines

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2005/0301/p1014.html

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

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

American Family Physician : Letter

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

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

Mar 1, 2005 - ...never required any surgical procedures or fractured any bones. The problem list in her chart contains only three items: isolated systolic hypertension, osteoarthritis, and hearing loss. She seems unflappable. I wonder if she lets anything bother her. Today, I ask her a question that...

American Family Physician : Diary from a Week in Practice

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2005/0301/p892.html

Treatment of Patients with Obstructive Sleep Apnea - Letters to the Editor - American ...

Mar 1, 2005 - ...discussed the risk of mortality associated with OSA, it did not mention some of the other serious problems associated with OSA (such as hypertension, coronary artery disease, myocardial infarction, stroke, psychiatric problems, impotence, cognitive dysfunction, memory loss, and...

American Family Physician : Letter

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2005/0301/p861.html

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

Mar 1, 2005 - NPH insulin and metformin taken at bedtime appears to be the most favorable combination studied, but this conclusion is based on poor-quality, inconsistent studies that measure disease-oriented outcomes. There are no data on the effect of these drug combinations on patient-oriented ...

American Family Physician : Cochrane for Clinicians

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2005/0301/p899.html

Poems & Tips From Other Journals - American Family Physician

Mar 1, 2005 - ...Regression of LVH in Patients with Hypertension Am Fam Physician. 2005 Mar 1;71(5):972. Clinical Question: Should antihypertensive therapy be targeted at regression or prevention of left ventricular hypertrophy (LVH)? Setting: Outpatient (any) Study Design: Cohort (retrospective)...

American Family Physician : Tip

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2005/0301/p972.html

Tips From Other Journals - American Family Physician

Mar 1, 2005 - ...In patients with cirrhosis, the presence of esophageal varices on upper endoscopy may be an indication of the development of portal hypertension. Because variceal bleeding is a major cause of mortality in cirrhotic patients, prevention of such bleeding is a high priority of...

American Family Physician : Tip

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2005/0301/p980a.html

Poems & Tips From Other Journals - American Family Physician

Mar 1, 2005 - ...acute coronary syndrome, recent stroke, recent cardiac surgery or angioplasty, valvular heart disease, or hypotension or uncontrolled hypertension. The primary outcome was a composite of death, hospitalization, and change in quality of life. The authors took an innovative approach...

American Family Physician : Tip

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2005/0301/p972a.html

Tips From Other Journals - American Family Physician

Mar 1, 2005 - ...enzyme. Because angiotensin II is important in blood pressure regulation, adipose tissue production may be the link between obesity and hypertension. Enzymes involved in the metabolism of steroid hormones and glucocorticoids also are produced in adipose tissue, having a direct...

American Family Physician : Tip

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2005/0301/p989.html

Tips From Other Journals - American Family Physician

Mar 1, 2005 - ...significantly with the possibility of avoiding inexorable renal insufficiency. To avoid or minimize the long-term damage of diabetes, hypertension, and other chronic conditions, we must offer patients all the resources they need to manage their diseases. For many, this assistance...

American Family Physician : Tip

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2005/0301/p996.html

Management of Cluster Headache - American Family Physician

Feb 15, 2005 - Cluster headache, an excruciating, unilateral headache usually accompanied by conjunctival injection and lacrimation, can occur episodically or chronically, and can be difficult to treat. Existing effective treatments may be underused because of underdiagnosis of the syndrome. Oxygen ...

American Family Physician : Article

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2005/0215/p717.html

Death Certificates: Let's Get It Right - Editorials - American Family Physician

Feb 15, 2005 - ...disease, as a consequence of diabetes mellitus and hypertension. [Unsatisfactory: No causal chain; possibly competing immediate causes; etiology of pneumonia unspecified; hip fracture is usually accidental, not natural; hypertension (in this case) and other diagnoses not in the...

American Family Physician : Editorials

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2005/0215/p652.html

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

Feb 15, 2005 - ...day, KS kept a count of each patient’s prescription drugs. Frankly, it is a tribute to polypharmacy that her next patient’s diabetes, hypertension, and hyperlipidemia were finally brought under control with the use of six drugs and insulin shots. If one counted aspirin and calcium,...

American Family Physician : Diary from a Week in Practice

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2005/0215/p692.html

ACS/ADA/AHA Issue Core Recommendations for Preventing Cancer, Cardiovascular Disease, ...

Feb 15, 2005 - The American Cancer Society (ACS), the American Diabetes Association (ADA), and the American Heart Association (AHA) have issued core recommendations for the prevention and early detection of cancer, cardiovascular disease, and diabetes.

American Family Physician : Practice Guidelines

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2005/0215/p806.html

Tips From Other Journals - American Family Physician

Feb 15, 2005 - ...Hoerger and associates performed a cost-benefit analysis comparing universal diabetes screening and screening targeted to patients with hypertension. A model of five types of potential complications was developed using mathematical models of diabetes progression to simulate lifetime...

American Family Physician : Tip

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2005/0215/p802a.html

AAFP News - Feb 15, 2005 - American Family Physician

Feb 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/2005/0215/p643.html

Management of Hypertension in Older Persons - American Family Physician

Feb 1, 2005 - Antihypertensive therapy has been shown to reduce morbidity and mortality in older patients with elevated systolic or diastolic blood pressures. This benefit appears to persist in patients older than 80 years, but less than one third of older patients have adequate blood pressure ...

American Family Physician : Article

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2005/0201/p469.html

Antidepressants and Antiepileptic Drugs for Chronic Non-Cancer Pain - American Family ...

Feb 1, 2005 - The development of newer classes of antidepressants and second-generation antiepileptic drugs has created unprecedented opportunities for the treatment of chronic pain. These drugs modulate pain transmission by interacting with specific neurotransmitters and ion channels. The actions of...

American Family Physician : Article

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2005/0201/p483.html

Ambulatory Detoxification of Patients with Alcohol Dependence - American Family Physician

Feb 1, 2005 - Detoxification from alcohol can be undertaken in ambulatory settings with patients who are alcohol-dependent and show signs of mild to moderate withdrawal when they are not drinking. An appropriate candidate for outpatient detoxification should have arrangements to start an alcohol ...

American Family Physician : Article

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2005/0201/p495.html

Delaying Antibiotics for Respiratory Infections - Cochrane for Clinicians - American ...

Feb 1, 2005 - Delayed prescribing appears to be a reasonable and safe option in patients with cough and in those who do not appear very ill, but it cannot be recommended for children with sore throat unless streptococcal pharyngitis has been ruled out. Delayed prescribing of antibiotics results in a ...

American Family Physician : Cochrane for Clinicians

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2005/0201/p466.html

Tips From Other Journals - American Family Physician

Feb 1, 2005 - ...reduce weight are appropriate in patients with a body mass index greater than 27 kg per m2, especially in patients with type 2 diabetes, hypertension, or increased waist circumference. When lifestyle modification does not induce weight loss, pharmacotherapy may be useful. A...

American Family Physician : Tip

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Tips From Other Journals - American Family Physician

Feb 1, 2005 - ...of patients met the criteria for a major depressive disorder. Other studies have found an association between coronary artery disease and hypertension and anxiety disorders. Davies and colleagues reviewed biologic explanations for the increased prevalence of depression and anxiety...

American Family Physician : Tip

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Tips From Other Journals - American Family Physician

Feb 1, 2005 - ...macrovascular complications in persons with type 2 diabetes who have any other cardiovascular risk factors (i.e., older than 55 years, hypertension, smoking, left ventricular hypertrophy, previous cerebrovascular or peripheral arterial disease). Statins appear to be the drug of...

American Family Physician : Tip

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2005/0201/p588a.html

Poems & Tips From Other Journals - American Family Physician

Feb 1, 2005 - ...western Washington. Control patients (n = 2,268) were selected randomly from the same health plan and were matched for age, sex, treated hypertension status, and occurrence of myocardial infarction. Information on the use of estrogen and other medications was obtained from...

American Family Physician : Tip

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Tips From Other Journals - American Family Physician

Feb 1, 2005 - ...valve may be most diagnostic, because the aortic and mitral valves may show age-related changes. Pergolide also may cause pulmonary hypertension as it interacts with the serotonin 5-HT receptor implicated in the induction of heart disease by appetite-suppressing drugs. Read the...

American Family Physician : Tip

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2005/0201/p584.html

ACCP Guidelines for Pulmonary Arterial Hypertension - Practice Guidelines - American ...

Jan 15, 2005 - The American College of Chest Physicians (ACCP) has released evidence-based practice guidelines for the early detection and diagnosis of pulmonary arterial hypertension (PAH).

American Family Physician : Practice Guidelines

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2005/0115/p383.html

Management of Epistaxis - American Family Physician

Jan 15, 2005 - Family physicians frequently encounter patients with epistaxis (nasal bleeding). In rare cases, this condition may lead to massive bleeding and even death. Although epistaxis can have an anterior or posterior source, it most often originates in the anterior nasal cavity. A directed ...

American Family Physician : Article

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2005/0115/p305.html

Tiny, Skin-Colored Papules on the Arms and Hands - Photo Quiz - American Family Physician

Jan 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/2005/0115/p343.html

Guidelines for Prescribing Antiepileptic Drugs - Practice Guidelines - American Family ...

Jan 15, 2005 - ...Previous: ACCP Guidelines for Pulmonary Arterial Hypertension Next: Diagnosis of Celiac Disease View the full table of contents >> Home / Journals / afp / Vol. 71/No. 2(January 15, 2005) / Practice Guidelines: Guidelines for Prescribing Antiepileptic Drugs...

American Family Physician : Practice Guidelines

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2005/0115/p384.html

Quantum Sufficit - Jan 15, 2005 - American Family Physician

Jan 15, 2005 - ...tea drinkers. Researchers found that in those who drank 120 to 599 mL of green or oolong tea every day for a year, the risk of developing hypertension was reduced by 46 percent, and in those drinking 600 mL per day or more, the risk was reduced by 65 percent. Results were adjusted...

American Family Physician : Quantum Sufficit

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2005/0115/p238.html

Poems & Tips From Other Journals - American Family Physician

Jan 15, 2005 - ...enrolled 2,838 men and women 40 to 75 years of age with type 2 diabetes mellitus of at least six months’ duration who also had hypertension, retinopathy, microalbuminuria, macroalbuminuria, or current tobacco use. Patients were assigned randomly (concealed allocation) to receive...

American Family Physician : Tip

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2005/0115/p347a.html

Understanding and Interpreting the Serum Protein Electrophoresis - American Family ...

Jan 1, 2005 - Serum protein electrophoresis is used to identify patients with multiple myeloma and other serum protein disorders. Electrophoresis separates proteins based on their physical properties, and the subsets of these proteins are used in interpreting the results. Plasma protein levels ...

American Family Physician : Article

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2005/0101/p105.html

Procedural Sedation in the Acute Care Setting - American Family Physician

Jan 1, 2005 - Many patients require sedation during diagnostic or therapeutic procedures. Ideally, procedural sedation minimizes the patient's awareness and discomfort while maintaining the patient's safety. Appropriate monitoring by trained personnel is the key to successful procedural sedation. ...

American Family Physician : Article

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Poems & Tips From Other Journals - American Family Physician

Jan 1, 2005 - ...history of military service, higher body mass index, diabetes mellitus, vitamin B12 deficiency, rheumatoid arthritis, and the absence of hypertension. Patients with one or more deficits frequently reported numbness of extremities (28 percent), pain or discomfort (48 percent),...

American Family Physician : Tip

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2005/0101/p146.html

Tips From Other Journals - American Family Physician

Jan 1, 2005 - ...symptom onset. The researchers adjusted for age, blood glucose level, NIHSS score, diastolic blood pressure on admission, and previous hypertension. At three months, 14 percent of the patients had died or had the worst assigned score. An additional 25.5 percent were severely...

American Family Physician : Tip

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2005/0101/p171a.html

Diagnosis and Management of Preeclampsia - American Family Physician

Dec 15, 2004 - Preeclampsia is a pregnancy-specific multisystem disorder of unknown etiology. The disorder affects approximately 5 to 7 percent of pregnancies and is a significant cause of maternal and fetal morbidity and mortality. Preeclampsia is defined by the new onset of elevated blood pressure ...

American Family Physician : Article

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2004/1215/p2317.html

Diagnosis and Treatment of Hypothermia - American Family Physician

Dec 15, 2004 - Although hypothermia is most common in patients who are exposed to a cold environment, it can develop secondary to toxin exposure, metabolic derangements, infections, and dysfunction of the central nervous and endocrine systems. The clinical presentation of hypothermia includes a ...

American Family Physician : Article

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2004/1215/p2325.html

The Patient with Daily Headaches - American Family Physician

Dec 15, 2004 - The term 'chronic daily headache' (CDH) describes a variety of headache types, of which chronic migraine is the most common. Daily headaches often are disabling and may be challenging to diagnose and treat. Medication overuse, or drug rebound headache, is the most treatable cause of ...

American Family Physician : Article

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2004/1215/p2299.html

Tips From Other Journals - American Family Physician

Dec 15, 2004 - ...Two guidelines address alcohol consumption in patients with hypertension. The new American Heart Association advisory recommends that patients with hypertension avoid alcohol consumption. This recommendation conflicts with the Sixth Report of the Joint National Committee on the...

American Family Physician : Tip

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2004/1215/p2367.html

Diagnosis of Heart Failure in Adults - American Family Physician

Dec 1, 2004 - Heart failure is a common, progressive, complex clinical syndrome with high morbidity and mortality. Coronary artery disease is its most common cause. The evaluation of symptomatic patients with suspected heart failure is directed at confirming the diagnosis, determining the cause, ...

American Family Physician : Article

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2004/1201/p2145.html

Outpatient Treatment of Systolic Heart Failure - American Family Physician

Dec 1, 2004 - Optimal outpatient treatment of systolic heart failure has three goals that should be pursued simultaneously: (1) control of risk factors for the development and progression of heart failure, (2) treatment of heart failure, and (3) education of patients. Control of risk factors includes...

American Family Physician : Article

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2004/1201/p2157.html

An Unusual Petechial Rash - Photo Quiz - American Family Physician

Dec 1, 2004 - 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/2004/1201/p2197.html

Diary from a Week in Practice - Dec 1, 2004 - American Family Physician

Dec 1, 2004 - ...out the window of the mobile clinic, JOH had an ominous feeling as Randy approached the door. A man with poorly controlled diabetes, hypertension, peripheral vascular disease from smoking, and personal hygiene that literally attracted flies, Randy had seen the mobile clinic and...

American Family Physician : Diary from a Week in Practice

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2004/1201/p2100.html

Tips From Other Journals - American Family Physician

Dec 1, 2004 - ...of the TIA patients reported a previous episode, more than one half were taking antiplatelet therapy, and one half were being treated for hypertension). Although physicians and patients must take all TIAs or stroke events seriously, the risk for a serious subsequent stroke could be...

American Family Physician : Tip

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2004/1201/p2204.html

Chronic Kidney Disease: Prevention and Treatment of Common Complications - American ...

Nov 15, 2004 - Chronic kidney disease is a progressive condition that results in significant morbidity and mortality. Because of the important role the kidneys play in maintaining homeostasis, chronic kidney disease can affect almost every body system. Early recognition and intervention are essential ...

American Family Physician : Article

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2004/1115/p1921.html

Diagnosis and Management of Multiple Sclerosis - American Family Physician

Nov 15, 2004 - Multiple sclerosis, an idiopathic inflammatory disease of the central nervous system, is characterized pathologically by demyelination and subsequent axonal degeneration. The disease commonly presents in young adults and affects twice as many women as men. Common presenting symptoms ...

American Family Physician : Article

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2004/1115/p1935.html

ACC/AHA Release Guidelines on Management of Patients with STEMI: Hospital and Long-Term...

Nov 15, 2004 - Guidelines for the management of ST-elevation myocardial infarction (STEMI), with a focus on hospital and long-term management, are available from the American College of Cardiology/American Heart Association (ACC/AHA) Task Force on Practice Guidelines.

American Family Physician : Practice Guidelines

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2004/1115/p2011.html

Diary from a Week in Practice - Nov 15, 2004 - American Family Physician

Nov 15, 2004 - ...on, I picked up the receiver in the kitchen, but no one was there. Mr. Jones is a grizzled 79-year-old man. In addition to longstanding hypertension and diabetes, he has every other criteria of the metabolic syndrome (abdominal obesity, hypertriglyceridemia, low HDL cholesterol...

American Family Physician : Diary from a Week in Practice

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2004/1115/p1901.html

Tips From Other Journals - American Family Physician

Nov 15, 2004 - ...dL (3.50 mmol per L) and a history of diabetes or cerebrovascular, coronary, or occlusive arterial disease; men 65 and older with treated hypertension also were eligible. Exclusions from the study included patients with significant coronary or cerebrovascular events within the...

American Family Physician : Tip

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2004/1115/p2001.html

Use of Diuretics to Treat Hypertension in Diabetic Persons - Letters to the Editor - ...

Nov 1, 2004 - ...Use of Diuretics to Treat Hypertension in Diabetic Persons Am Fam Physician. 2004 Nov 1;70(9):1646-1648. to the editor: I read with great interest the article, New Developments in the Management of Hypertension, 1 in American Family Physician, which provides an excellent...

American Family Physician : Letter

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2004/1101/p1646a.html

Acute Bacterial Rhinosinusitis in Adults: Part II. Treatment - American Family Physician

Nov 1, 2004 - Although most cases of acute rhinosinusitis are caused by viruses, acute bacterial rhinosinusitis is a fairly common complication. Even though most patients with acute rhinosinusitis recover promptly without it, antibiotic therapy should be considered in patients with prolonged or more ...

American Family Physician : Article

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2004/1101/p1697.html

Common Dietary Supplements for Weight Loss - American Family Physician

Nov 1, 2004 - Over-the-counter dietary supplements to treat obesity appeal to many patients who desire a 'magic bullet' for weight loss. Asking overweight patients about their use of weight-loss supplements and understanding the evidence for the efficacy, safety, and quality of these supplements are ...

American Family Physician : Article

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2004/1101/p1731.html

ACC/AHA Release Guidelines on Management of Patients with STEMI: Hospital and Long-Term...

Nov 1, 2004 - Guidelines for the management of ST-elevation myo-cardial infarction (STEMI), focusing on prevention and management in the emergency department, are available from the American College of Cardiology (ACC)/American Heart Association (AHA) Task Force on Practice Guidelines.

American Family Physician : Practice Guidelines

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2004/1101/p1800.html

Diary from a Week in Practice - Nov 1, 2004 - American Family Physician

Nov 1, 2004 - ...performed and learned he had mild coronary atherosclerosis. The findings were not a big surprise. In addition to hyperlipidemia and hypertension, there was a history of premature heart disease in Roger’s family. He was already taking aspirin, a beta blocker, an ACE inhibitor, and a...

American Family Physician : Diary from a Week in Practice

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2004/1101/p1677.html

Nontreponemal Test Titer Printout for Patients with Syphilis - Letters to the Editor - ...

Nov 1, 2004 - ...Next: Use of Diuretics to Treat Hypertension in Diabetic Persons View the full table of contents >> Home / Journals / afp / Vol. 70/No. 9(November 1, 2004) / Nontreponemal Test Titer Printout for Patients with Syphilis...

American Family Physician : Letter

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2004/1101/p1646.html

Tips From Other Journals - American Family Physician

Nov 1, 2004 - ...reading in patients with hypertension cause concern? Setting: Outpatient (primary care) Study Design: Cohort (retrospective) Synopsis: The authors of this study used an electronic medical record to identify a cohort of 5,825 patients with hypertension who were seen in 1993. They...

American Family Physician : Tip

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2004/1101/p1770.html

Tips From Other Journals - American Family Physician

Nov 1, 2004 - ...were women. Patients typically had multiple chronic medical conditions. The most common comorbidities were coronary artery disease, hypertension, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, and diabetes. Use of the BNP assay decreased the average time spent in the emergency department...

American Family Physician : Tip

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2004/1101/p1796.html

Diary from a Week in Practice - Oct 15, 2004 - American Family Physician

Oct 15, 2004 - ...to undergo a hysterectomy because of heavy menstrual periods and large fibroids. Her only medication was lisinopril for treatment of mild hypertension. The nurse mentioned that she was quite upset—her hysterectomy had been canceled that morning because of the abnormal laboratory...

American Family Physician : Diary from a Week in Practice

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2004/1015/p1474.html

Tips From Other Journals - American Family Physician

Oct 15, 2004 - ...sphygmomanometer is subject to interobserver variability. In addition, blood pressure measurement is only intermittent, and white-coat hypertension might confound results. Ambulatory blood pressure monitoring has been shown to have better prognostic value than office monitoring, but...

American Family Physician : Tip

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2004/1015/p1558.html

High Blood Pressure - American Family Physician

Oct 15, 2004 - ...walls of your arteries. If your blood moves through your arteries with more force than normal, you have high blood pressure (also called hypertension). How can my doctor tell if I have high blood pressure ? Your doctor measures your blood pressure with a cuff that wraps around your...

American Family Physician : Patient Handout

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2004/1015/p1542.html

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