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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...

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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

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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

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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...

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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

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

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

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

Blood Pressure Monitors - American Family Physician

Oct 15, 2004 - ...Hypertension means high blood pressure. The brachial artery is a blood vessel that goes from your shoulder to just below your elbow. You measure your blood pressure in this artery. Systolic pressure is the highest pressure in an artery when your heart is pumping blood. Diastolic...

American Family Physician : Patient Handout

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2004/1015/p1547.html

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Oct 1, 2004 - ...or polyhydramnios (1.4), first pregnancy (1.4), and female infant (1.3); and a relatively lower incidence of high BMI (0.7), hypertension (0.7), parity three or more (0.7), early amniocentesis (0.7), gestational diabetes (0.7), and eclampsia (0.3). Within the congenital...

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Tips From Other Journals - American Family Physician

Oct 1, 2004 - ...Hypertension (probably) Dementia in older adults (possibly) Alzheimer’s disease (possibly) Information from references 1 and 2. Disorders Associated with Elevated Homocysteine Levels Coronary artery disease Stroke Peripheral arterial disease Aortic...

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https://www.aafp.org/afp/2004/1001/p1372.html

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Oct 1, 2004 - ...disease were more likely to be older and to have a higher BMI, a higher total cholesterol level, and a higher prevalence of diabetes and hypertension than patients without incident kidney disease. Of note, those who were being treated with angiotensin-converting enzyme inhibitors at...

American Family Physician : Tip

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2004/1001/p1391.html

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Oct 1, 2004 - ...Self-measurement might lower costs and offer other advantages over office measurement. Staessen and colleagues, in the Treatment of Hypertension Based on Home or Office Blood Pressure (THOP) trial, compared self-measurement and conventional office measurements of blood pressure as...

American Family Physician : Tip

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2004/1001/p1387a.html

Tips From Other Journals - American Family Physician

Oct 1, 2004 - ...is contraindicated in patients with congestive heart failure, asthma, Raynaud’s disease, and type 1 diabetes, patients with angina or hypertension may benefit. Antidepressants are useful in patients with depression and certain anxiety disorders in addition to migraine, but only...

American Family Physician : Tip

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2004/1001/p1380.html

Clinical Practice Guidelines for Chronic Kidney Disease in Adults: Part II. Glomerular ...

Sep 15, 2004 - The Kidney Disease Outcome Quality Initiative of the National Kidney Foundation published clinical practice guidelines on chronic kidney disease in February 2002. Of the 15 guidelines, the first six are of greatest relevance to family physicians. Part II of this two-part review covers ...

American Family Physician : Article

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2004/0915/p1091.html

Poems & Tips From Other Journals - American Family Physician

Sep 15, 2004 - ...Sildenafil Effective for Primary Pulmonary Hypertension Am Fam Physician. 2004 Sep 15;70(6):1135-1136. Clinical Question: Can sildenafil increase quality of life in patients with primary pulmonary hypertension? Setting: Outpatient (specialty) Study Design: Crossover trial...

American Family Physician : Tip

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Tips From Other Journals - American Family Physician

Sep 15, 2004 - ...of the three comorbidity groups. The vascular disease group included patients with hypertension alone, and those with manifested peripheral, cerebrovascular, or cardiovascular disease without hypertension. The study also included a so-called none-plus group of 159 patients without...

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https://www.aafp.org/afp/2004/0915/p1162.html

Tips From Other Journals - American Family Physician

Sep 15, 2004 - ...rises in serum glucose levels were noted in 21 percent of patients in the treatment group compared with 6 percent in the control group. Hypertension was reported in 13 percent of patients in the control group compared with 2 percent in the treatment group. The authors conclude that...

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https://www.aafp.org/afp/2004/0915/p1157a.html

Clinical Practice Guidelines for Chronic Kidney Disease in Adults: Part 1. Definition, ...

Sep 1, 2004 - In February 2002, the Kidney Disease Outcome Quality Initiative of the National Kidney Foundation published clinical practice guidelines on chronic kidney disease. The first six of the 15 guidelines are of the greatest relevance to family physicians. Part I of this two-part article ...

American Family Physician : Article

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2004/0901/p869.html

Asthma Update: Part I. Diagnosis, Monitoring, and Prevention of Disease Progression - ...

Sep 1, 2004 - Despite increased scientific knowledge about asthma and improved therapeutic options, the disease continues to cause significant morbidity and mortality. The National Asthma Education and Prevention Program Expert Panel has updated its clinical guidelines on asthma medications, ...

American Family Physician : Article

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2004/0901/p893.html

Which Patients with Atrial Fibrillation Do Not Need Anticoagulation Therapy with ...

Sep 1, 2004 - Anticoagulation therapy with warfarin is not indicated for use in patients with non-valvular atrial fibrillation who are at low risk for embolic cerebral vascular events. The classification of low risk for embolic stroke is defined as a 1 percent annual risk for stroke or lone atrial ...

American Family Physician : FPIN's Clinical Inquiries

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2004/0901/p917.html

Swollen, Discolored Toes - Photo Quiz - American Family Physician

Sep 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/2004/0901/p919.html

Creating Practice Guidelines for Chronic Kidney Disease: An Insider's View - Editorials...

Sep 1, 2004 - ...to the guidelines against us? How could we become attuned to a set of guidelines on a topic that is much less familiar to us than hypertension or high cholesterol levels? Eventual consensus resulted in the NKF K/DOQI guidelines that were published in 20021,2 and now are being...

American Family Physician : Editorials

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2004/0901/p823.html

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

Sep 1, 2004 - ...were black as coal for five days. She also described intense epigastric pain but no vomiting. Blanche had a history of osteoarthritis, hypertension, and coronary artery disease. She took metoprolol, hydrochlorothiazide, oxaprozin, and low-dose enteric-coated adult aspirin. She...

American Family Physician : Diary from a Week in Practice

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2004/0901/p861.html

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Sep 1, 2004 - ...was halted for several days and then resumed. This same patient later developed moderate edema of the right forearm and moderate hypertension. No further adverse events were noted when the dosage was reduced to 25 mg. Five patients had increases in angina scores, but these increases...

American Family Physician : Tip

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AAFP News - Sep 1, 2004 - American Family Physician

Sep 1, 2004 - Selected policy and health issues news briefs from AAFP News Now.

American Family Physician : AAFP News: AFP Edition

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2004/0901/p805.html

Allergen Immunotherapy - American Family Physician

Aug 15, 2004 - Allergen immunotherapy (also called allergy vaccine therapy) involves the administration of gradually increasing quantities of specific allergens to patients with IgE-mediated conditions until a dose is reached that is effective in reducing disease severity from natural exposure. The ...

American Family Physician : Article

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2004/0815/p689.html

ACP Releases Guideline on Lipid Control in Patients with Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus - ...

Aug 15, 2004 - A guideline on the management of dyslipidemia, particularly hypercholesterolemia, in patients with type 2 diabetes mellitus has been published by the Clinical Efficacy Assessment Subcommittee of the American College of Physicians (ACP).

American Family Physician : Practice Guidelines

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2004/0815/p775.html

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

Aug 15, 2004 - ...more than 14 drinks per week certainly are at risk for alcohol dependence, as well as other health problems such as liver disease and hypertension. But, drinking more than a prescribed amount does not diagnose alcoholism. To distinguish between risky drinking and alcohol dependence,...

American Family Physician : Diary from a Week in Practice

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2004/0815/p683.html

Unstable Angina and Non-ST-Segment Elevation Myocardial Infarction: Part II. Coronary ...

Aug 1, 2004 - In the guideline developed by the American College of Cardiology and the American Heart Association, the management of suspected unstable angina and non–ST-segment elevation myocardial infarction (UA/NSTEMI) has four components: initial evaluation and management; hospital care; coronary...

American Family Physician : Article

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2004/0801/p535.html

When Patients Cannot Afford Their Medications - Curbside Consultation - American Family...

Aug 1, 2004 - For physicians who realize that drug costs can be a problem, we offer some practical solutions and discussion about how to help these patients.

American Family Physician : Curbside Consultation

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2004/0801/p605.html

Exercise-Based Rehabilitation for Coronary Heart Disease - Cochrane for Clinicians - ...

Aug 1, 2004 - Cardiac rehabilitation based on exercise alone and comprehensive cardiac rehabilitation reduce all-cause mortality by about one third. It is unclear which type of rehabilitation is more beneficial.

American Family Physician : Cochrane for Clinicians

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2004/0801/p485.html

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

Aug 1, 2004 - ...Phillip returned because he felt bad and was out of his medicine for diabetes and hypertension. His blood pressure and glucose level were both sky high, but like many patients without medical insurance, he delayed his visit to the doctor until a crisis arose. He was a long-time...

American Family Physician : Diary from a Week in Practice

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2004/0801/p481.html

Sarcoidosis - American Family Physician

Jul 15, 2004 - Sarcoidosis is a systemic granulomatous disease of unknown cause affecting young and middle-aged adults. Patients commonly present with bilateral hilar lymphadenopathy, pulmonary infiltrates, and ocular and skin lesions. The heart, liver,spleen, salivary glands, muscles,bones, kidneys, ...

American Family Physician : Article

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2004/0715/p312.html

NAMS Releases Position Statement on the Treatment of Vasomotor Symptoms Associated with...

Jul 15, 2004 - The North American Menopause Society (NAMS) has released an evidence-based position statement on the treatment of vasomotor symptoms associated with menopause to provide recommendations on the most effective treatments.

American Family Physician : Practice Guidelines

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2004/0715/p393.html

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

Jul 15, 2004 - ...Mrs. Davis, is in the intensive care unit. Mrs. Davis is a 70-year-old woman with end-stage renal disease. I’ve been managing her hypertension, diabetes, and atrial fibrillation in the hopes of preventing the catastrophe Luigi is about to describe. Like a soldier painting scenes of...

American Family Physician : Diary from a Week in Practice

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2004/0715/p289.html

Screening and Behavioral Counseling Interventions in Primary Care to Reduce Alcohol ...

Jul 15, 2004 - This statement summarizes the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) recommendations on behavioral counseling interventions to reduce alcohol misuse in primary care patients and the supporting evidence, and it updates the 1996 recommendations contained in the Guide to Clinical ...

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

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Tips From Other Journals - American Family Physician

Jul 15, 2004 - ...Is Treatment for Hypertension Aggressive Enough? Am Fam Physician. 2004 Jul 15;70(2):387. Hypertension is one of the most common diseases in the United States, accounting for a significant number of outpatient physician visits. Although hypertension usually is asymptomatic, it may...

American Family Physician : Tip

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Tips From Other Journals - American Family Physician

Jul 15, 2004 - ...Reduced mortality in patients with coronary heart disease can be achieved through lowered cholesterol levels, improved hypertension control, and regular exercise. Studies have shown that these options are being applied only partially in clinical practice. Strategies aimed at...

American Family Physician : Tip

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Tips From Other Journals - American Family Physician

Jul 15, 2004 - ...the international, multicenter, prospective, randomized open-blinded study were 50 years or older and had documented CAD with essential hypertension. Patients allocated to a calcium antagonist strategy (CAS) were given verapamil sustained-release (SR), while patients allocated to a...

American Family Physician : Tip

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Do ACE Inhibitors Decrease Mortality in Patients with Hypertension? - FPIN's Clinical ...

Jul 1, 2004 - When used to treat patients with hypertension, ACE inhibitors reduce cardiovascular and all-cause mortality as effectively as diuretics, beta blockers, and calcium channel blockers.

American Family Physician : FPIN's Clinical Inquiries

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2004/0701/p153.html

Omega-3 Fatty Acids - American Family Physician

Jul 1, 2004 - Omega-3 fatty acids have been shown to significantly reduce the risk for sudden death caused by cardiac arrhythmias and all-cause mortality in patients with known coronary heart disease. Fatty fish, such as salmon and tuna, and fish oil are rich sources of the omega-3 fatty acids ...

American Family Physician : Article

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Painful Red Eye After Surgery - Photo Quiz - American Family Physician

Jul 1, 2004 - Photo Quiz presents readers with a clinical challenge based on a photograph or other image.

American Family Physician : Photo Quiz

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Counseling for Breastfeeding - Putting Prevention into Practice - American Family ...

Jul 1, 2004 - Case study: BS, a 26-year-old woman in her second trimester of pregnancy, comes to your office for routine prenatal care. She expresses concern because one of her relatives has told her that she should not breastfeed. You want to recommend breastfeeding and wonder how to counsel her.

American Family Physician : Putting Prevention into Practice

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

Jul 1, 2004 - ...of the American flag. My fingers sting and tingle, but feel better after they warm up. Mrs. Quemby smoked four cigarettes a day and had hypertension. She took a baby aspirin every day. She liked to talk and loved to laugh. Even at the frozen foods section in the grocery store, my...

American Family Physician : Diary from a Week in Practice

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Poems & Tips From Other Journals - American Family Physician

Jul 1, 2004 - ...British Hypertension Society Guidelines Update Am Fam Physician. 2004 Jul 1;70(1):172. Clinical Question: How should hypertension be managed? Setting: Various (guideline) Study Design: Practice guideline Synopsis: The British Hypertension Society has issued its fourth update on...

American Family Physician : Tip

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Tips From Other Journals - American Family Physician

Jul 1, 2004 - ...occurred even after adjustments were made for blood pressure level. Beta blockers and diuretics are the initial recommended treatment for hypertension. Several classes of antihypertensive medications are available to treat this condition. Each of these classes has been shown to...

American Family Physician : Tip

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DVT and Pulmonary Embolism: Part II. Treatment and Prevention - American Family Physician

Jun 15, 2004 - Treatment goals for deep venous thrombosis include stopping 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 ...

American Family Physician : Article

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Metabolic Syndrome: Time for Action - American Family Physician

Jun 15, 2004 - The constellation of dyslipidemia (hypertriglyceridemia and low levels of high-density lipoprotein cholesterol), elevated blood pressure, impaired glucose tolerance, and central obesity is identified now as metabolic syndrome, also called syndrome X. Soon, metabolic syndrome will ...

American Family Physician : Article

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

Jun 15, 2004 - ...attack several months earlier, but he had fully recuperated. He enjoyed a full, active life. Aside from his age and well-controlled hypertension, he was at low surgical risk and was expected to do well. Still, KS was happy to see him later that afternoon sitting up in a chair, awake...

American Family Physician : Diary from a Week in Practice

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2004/0615/p2814.html

Perinephric Abscess Caused by Group B Streptococcus - Letters to the Editor - American ...

Jun 15, 2004 - ...Her past surgeries included tubal ligation, three cesarean sections, and removal of an ectopic pregnancy. Her medical history included hypertension, iron deficiency anemia, depression, and hypercholesterolemia. Six weeks before admission, she was treated with ciprofloxacin for a UTI...

American Family Physician : Letter

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Tips From Other Journals - American Family Physician

Jun 15, 2004 - ...Elevated C-Reactive Protein and Risk of Hypertension Am Fam Physician. 2004 Jun 15;69(12):2924. The C-reactive protein level is an indicator of systemic inflammation that is associated with an increased risk of stroke and myocardial infarction. C-reactive protein, perhaps mediated...

American Family Physician : Tip

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Tips From Other Journals - American Family Physician

Jun 15, 2004 - ...might provide a clue, because the prevalence of insulin resistance is increased in patients with type 2 diabetes mellitus, essential hypertension, and CVD. Unfortunately, measurement of insulin-meditated glucose disposal, which would represent insulin resistance, is not yet...

American Family Physician : Tip

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Tips From Other Journals - American Family Physician

Jun 15, 2004 - ...239 mothers, about two thirds of whom were white. The average age was 28 years. The women had high rates of preeclampsia, diabetes, and hypertension. The groups were comparable with regard to many characteristics, but those undergoing vertical incisions were significantly heavier...

American Family Physician : Tip

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Diastolic Heart Failure: The Challenges of Diagnosis and Treatment - American Family ...

Jun 1, 2004 - Diastolic heart failure, a major cause of morbidity and mortality, is defined as symptoms of heart failure in a patient with preserved left ventricular function. It is characterized by a stiff left ventricle with decreased compliance and impaired relaxation, which leads to increased end...

American Family Physician : Article

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Club Drugs: MDMA, Gamma-Hydroxybutyrate (GHB), Rohypnol, and Ketamine - American Family...

Jun 1, 2004 - Club drugs are substances commonly used at nightclubs, music festivals, raves, and dance parties to enhance social intimacy and sensory stimulation. The most widely used club drugs are 3,4-methylenedioxymethamphetamine (MDMA), also known as ecstasy; gamma-hydroxybutyrate (GHB); ...

American Family Physician : Article

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Hemolytic Anemia - American Family Physician

Jun 1, 2004 - Hemolysis presents as acute or chronic anemia, reticulocytosis, or jaundice. The diagnosis is established by reticulocytosis, increased unconjugated bilirubin and lactate dehydrogenase, decreased haptoglobin, and peripheral blood smear findings. Premature destruction of erythrocytes ...

American Family Physician : Article

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Tips From Other Journals - American Family Physician

Jun 1, 2004 - ...discomfort. The preoperative assessment included measurement of uterine size and screening for comorbid conditions such as diabetes, hypertension, hypothyroidism, pulmonary disease, and rheumatoid arthritis. Surgical data included the extent of uterine prolapse, estimated blood...

American Family Physician : Tip

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Management of Hyponatremia - American Family Physician

May 15, 2004 - Hyponatremia is an important electrolyte abnormality with the potential for significant morbidity and mortality. Common causes include medications and the syndrome of inappropriate antidiuretic hormone (SIADH) secretion. Hyponatremia can be classified according to the volume status of ...

American Family Physician : Article

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2004/0515/p2387.html

Guillain-Barre Syndrome - American Family Physician

May 15, 2004 - Guillain-Barré syndrome (GBS) is a group of autoimmune syndromes consisting of demyelinating and acute axonal degenerating forms of the disease. Nerve conduction study helps differentiate the heterogeneous subtypes of GBS. Patients exhibit a progressive paralysis that reaches a plateau ...

American Family Physician : Article

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2004/0515/p2405.html

Depression in Later Life: A Diagnostic and Therapeutic Challenge - American Family ...

May 15, 2004 - Depression in elderly persons is widespread, often undiagnosed, and usually untreated. The current system of care is fragmented and inadequate, and staff at residential and other facilities often are ill-equipped to recognize and treat patients with depression. Because there is no ...

American Family Physician : Article

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2004/0515/p2375.html

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