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Contemporary Management of Angina: Part II. Medical Management of Chronic Stable Angina...

Jan 1, 2000 - Except for a small subset of patients with angina whose survival is improved with coronary artery bypass surgery, chronic stable angina can be appropriately managed with medical therapy in the vast majority of patients. Drug therapy includes aspirin, beta-adrenergic blockers, ...

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Continuing Medical Education (CME) for Family Medicine | AAFP

Search for AAFP Continuing Medical Education (CME) courses including live, online, and subscription. AAFP members report your CME credit and view transcript. CME providers learn about AAFP Credit System.

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Continuing the Tradition of Patient Information in AFP - Inside AFP - American Family ...

May 1, 2004 - ...Previous: Hypertension Management: Three vs. Six Months? Next: Newsletter View the full table of contents >> Home / Journals / afp / Vol. 69/No. 9(May 1, 2004) / Inside AFP: Continuing the Tradition of Patient Information in AFP...

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Contraception Choices in Women with Underlying Medical Conditions - American Family ...

Sep 15, 2010 - Primary care physicians often prescribe contraceptives to women of reproductive age with comorbidities. Novel delivery systems (e.g., contraceptive patch, contraceptive ring, single-rod implantable device) may change traditional risk and benefit profiles in women with comorbidities. ...

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Controlling Hypertension in Patients with Diabetes - American Family Physician

Oct 1, 2002 - Hypertension and diabetes mellitus are common diseases in the United States. Patients with diabetes have a much higher rate of hypertension than would be expected in the general population. Regardless of the antihypertensive agent used, a reduction in blood pressure helps to prevent ...

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Controlling Hypertension in Patients with Diabetes -- American Family Physician

...To reduce this risk, hypertension must be diagnosed accurately and promptly, and the patient must receive adequate treatment. To confirm the diagnosis of hypertension, blood pressures measured with standard techniques should be ele- vated on two separate occasions.6 Be- cause...

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Controlling Hypertension: Focusing on "Why" Makes "How" a Lot Easier -- FPM

Oct 1, 2014 - Understanding the power of quality data and then starting with a few specific measures leads to improved blood pressure rates.

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COPD: Management of Acute Exacerbations and Chronic Stable Disease - American Family ...

Aug 15, 2001 - Acute exacerbations of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) are treated with oxygen (in hypoxemic patients), inhaled beta2 agonists, inhaled anticholinergics, antibiotics and systemic corticosteroids. Methylxanthine therapy may be considered in patients who do not respond to ...

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COPD: Management of Acute Exacerbations and Chronic Stable Disease -- American Family ...

...be considered in patients with a PaO2 below 55 mm Hg while at rest and awake, and in patients with accompanying polycythemia, pulmonary hypertension, right- sided heart failure or hypercapnia (PaCO2 above 45 mm Hg). CPAP is generally reserved for patients with chronic hypercapnia....

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Coronary Artery Disease Prevention: As Easy As 1, 2, 3? - Letters to the Editor - ...

Nov 15, 2010 - ...of clinical trials have suggested that beta blockers may lead to an increased risk of cardiovascular events and death in patients with hypertension who have not already had an MI (i.e., beta blockers for secondary prevention).4,5 Thus, recommending beta blockers for secondary...

American Family Physician : Letter

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Coronary Artery Disease Prevention: What's Different for Women? - American Family ...

Apr 1, 2001 - Cardiovascular disease is the leading cause of death in women, as well as an important cause of disability, although many women and their physicians underestimate the risk. Exercise, hypertension treatment, smoking cessation and aspirin therapy are effective measures for the primary ...

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Coronary Artery Disease Prevention: What's Different for Women? -- American Family ...

...death in women, as well as an important cause of disability, although many women and their physicians underestimate the risk. Exercise, hypertension treatment, smoking cessation and aspirin therapy are effective measures for the primary prevention of coronary artery disease in...

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Coronary Artery Disease/Coronary Heart Disease - American Family Physician

Mar 15, 2021 - This collection features AFP content on coronary artery disease (CAD), coronary heart disease (CHD) and related issues, including acute coronary syndrome, angina, cardiomyopathy, hypertension, and myocardial infarction. This collection features AFP content on coronary artery disease ...

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Coronary Syndrome, HPV Vaccination, Acute Sore Throat, Food Allergies, Breastfeeding - ...

Jun 15, 2019 - Key clinical questions and their evidence-based answers directly from the journal’s content, written by and for family physicians.

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Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) Resources

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Corrections - Feb 1, 2000 - American Family Physician

Feb 1, 2000 - ...in Tips from Other Journals in the July 1999 issue contains an error. The review on page 286, Comparison of Drugs Used to Treat Chronic Hypertension, incorrectly states that persons who are taking diuretics should not take ACE inhibitors (fourth sentence of the first full paragraph...

American Family Physician : Corrections

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Corrections - May 15, 2012 - American Family Physician

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

American Family Physician : Corrections

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Corrections - Oct 15, 1998 - American Family Physician

Oct 15, 1998 - ...Previous: Current Hypertension Control Is Just Not Good Enough Next: Diary from a Week in Practice View the full table of contents >> Home / Journals / afp / Vol. 58/No. 6(October 15, 1998) / Corrections: Corrections...

American Family Physician : Corrections

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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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Counseling for Physical Activity in Overweight and Obese Patients - American Family ...

Mar 15, 2003 - Obesity has reached epidemic proportions in the United States. More than 60 percent of U.S. adults are now overweight or obese (defined as at least 30 lb [13.6 kg] overweight), predisposing more than 97 million Americans to a host of chronic diseases and conditions. Physical activity ...

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Counseling for Physical Activity in Overweight and Obese Patients -- American Family ...

...for coronary heart disease (CHD), and it appears to interact with or amplify the effects of other cardiovascular risk factors, including hypertension, dyslipidemia, insulin resistance, and hyperinsulinemia.10 Moreover, clustering of risk factors in obesity is impor- tant because...

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Countdown to the E/M Coding Changes

...how stable the chronic problems are. Stable chronic illnesses could include hypertension, diabetes mellitus, or benign prostatic hyperplasia. But for coding purposes, patients with poorly controlled hypertension whose blood pressure is not at goal, or patients with diabetes whose...

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Countdown to the E/M Coding Changes -- FPM Restricted content. Login required.

Oct 1, 2020 - The biggest changes in coding since 1997 will take effect Jan. 1, 2021. It is time to prepare for them now.

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COVID-19 - American Family Physician

May 15, 2021 - ...Hypertension Musculoskeletal Care Respiratory Tract Infections Urinary Tract Infections/Dysuria Email Alerts Don't miss a single issue. Sign up for the free AFP email table of contents. Sign Up Now Legend Algorithm Point of Care Resource...

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COVID-19-Town%20Hall-QA-042220.pdf

...more information about billing a time- related telephone visit or a regular E/M code when doing a thorough review of diabetes mellitus, hypertension, gastroesophageal reflux disease and lipids all in one phone visit? Select the appropriate level of E/M services based on the...

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Creating Intentional Professional Connections to Reduce Loneliness, Isolation, and Burnout

...and correspond with worse outcomes for chronic physical health conditions (such as hypertension, heart disease, and diabetes) as well as mental health conditions, includ- ing depression, dementia, and suicide.6 At work, loneliness decreases performance, limits creativity, and...

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Creating Intentional Professional Connections to Reduce Loneliness, Isolation, and ... Restricted content. Login required.

Oct 1, 2020 - Pretending we have it together and can do it all on our own is the fastest way to professional isolation and burnout. Fortunately, there’s a better way.

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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

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Crohn's Disease: Diagnosis and Management - American Family Physician

Dec 1, 2018 - Crohn’s disease is a chronic inflammatory condition that affects the gastrointestinal tract. It can cause lesions from mouth to anus and may result in extraintestinal complications. The prevalence of Crohn’s disease is increasing in adults and children. Genetic predispositions to ...

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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 ...

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Croup: An Overview

...is equally as effective as using intermittent positive pressure ventilation.47 Although the adverse effects (e.g., tachycar- dia, hypertension) are thought to be less with racemic epinephrine, there are no data to support this.48 Children requiring frequent epinephrine nebulizer...

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Croup: An Overview - American Family Physician

May 1, 2011 - Croup is a common illness responsible for up to 15 percent of emergency department visits due to respiratory disease in children in the United States. Croup symptoms usually start like an upper respiratory tract infection, with low-grade fever and coryza followed by a barking cough and ...

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Cultural Competence Education for Health Care Professionals - Cochrane for Clinicians -...

Apr 15, 2015 - Low-quality evidence suggests that training health care professionals in patient-centered communication improves the engagement of patients from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds in their health care. Interventions that were primarily educational appeared to be ineffective.

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Current Concepts in Adult Acute Rhinosinusitis - American Family Physician

Jul 15, 2016 - Acute rhinosinusitis is one of the most common conditions that physicians treat in ambulatory care. Most cases of acute rhinosinusitis are caused by viral upper respiratory infections. A meta-analysis based on individual patient data found that common clinical signs and symptoms were ...

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Current Hypertension Control Is Just Not Good Enough - Editorials - American Family ...

Oct 15, 1998 - ...Current Hypertension Control Is Just Not Good Enough HARRIET P. DUSTAN, M.D., University of Vermont College of Medicine Burlington, Vermont Am Fam Physician. 1998 Oct 15;58(6):1292-1296. Related Article Dramatic decreases in hypertension-related mortality from strokes and heart...

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Current Management of Mitral Valve Prolapse - American Family Physician

Jun 1, 2000 - Mitral valve prolapse is a pathologic anatomic and physiologic abnormality of the mitral valve apparatus affecting mitral leaflet motion.

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Current Perspectives in Polycystic Ovary Syndrome - American Family Physician

Aug 15, 2003 - Polycystic ovary syndrome has been viewed primarily as a gynecologic disorder requiring medical intervention to control irregular bleeding, relieve chronic anovulation, and facilitate pregnancy. A large body of evidence has demonstrated an association between insulin resistance and ...

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Current Perspectives in Polycystic Ovary Syndrome - American Family Physician

...Hypertension Type 2 diabetes mellitus Coronary atherosclerosis Cerebrovascular accidents Endometrial carcinoma become less frequent, occurring every 45 to 365 days. Because the estrogen from ovarian and adipose tissues stimulates proliferation of endometrium that is not stabi-...

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Current Trends in Cervical Ripening and Labor Induction - American Family Physician

Aug 1, 1999 - ...Pregnancy-induced hypertension or preeclampsia Chorioamnionitis Severe intrauterine fetal growth retardation Significant maternal medical problems, such as diabetes mellitus with pregnancy at term *—No labor within four hours after membranes have ruptured. Information...

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Cushing's Disease: Clinical Manifestations and Diagnostic Evaluation - American Family ...

Sep 1, 2000 - The most common endogenous cause of Cushing's syndrome is Cushing's disease. Frequent clinical findings include weight gain, truncal obesity, striae, hypertension, glucose intolerance and infections. Cranial nerve II may be affected by enlarging pituitary adenomas in Cushing's disease; ...

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Cyclooxygenase-2 Enzyme Inhibitors: Place in Therapy - American Family Physician

Jun 15, 2000 - Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) play a major role in the management of inflammation and pain caused by arthritis. A new class of NSAIDs that selectively inhibit the cyclooxygenase-2 (COX-2) enzyme has been developed. The first COX-2 inhibitors, celecoxib and rofecoxib, are...

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Cytochrome P450: New Nomenclature and Clinical Implications - American Family Physician

Jan 1, 1998 - Many drug interactions are a result of inhibition or induction of cytochrome P450 enzymes (CYP450). The CYP3A subfamily is involved in many clinically significant drug interactions, including those involving nonsedating antihistamines and cisapride, that may result in cardiac ...

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Dapagliflozin (Farxiga) for Preventing Hospitalization for Heart Failure - STEPS - ... Restricted content. Login required.

Jul 15, 2020 - Dapagliflozin can be added to existing treatment to reduce the risk of hospitalization for heart failure in patients with type 2 diabetes who have established CVD or are at high risk of CVD. It may also decrease the risk of renal disease progression and death from renal failure.

American Family Physician : STEPS

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2020/0715/p115.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

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December 1, 1999 - American Family Physician

...Prostacyclin Therapy for Pulmonary Hypertension LMWHs for Acute Deep Venous Thrombosis Ambulatory Arrhythmia Monitoring Devices ACLAs: Risk Factors for Atherothrombosis Reviewing Clinical Experience with Pheochromocytoma Assessment of Pain Resulting from...

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December 1, 2003 - American Family Physician

...Hypertension in Pregnancy Signals Hypertension Later Update on Pneumococcal Antibiotic Resistance Omega-3 Fatty Acid and Heart Disease in Diabetic Women COER Verapamil Is Ineffective in Preventing CV Disease POEMS Is the Four-Glass Test for Prostatitis Useful?...

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December 1, 2005 - American Family Physician

...Soybean Protein Supplements Improve Mild Hypertension Risk Factors for Vascular Events in Patient with Previous TIA POEMS Optimal Duration of Anticoagulation After VTE Vaccination Does Not Increase Risk of Hospitalization Minimal Effect of Cholinesterase for...

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December 1, 2008 - American Family Physician

...Pharmacologic Management of Hypertension in Patients with Diabetes Karen Whalen; Robert D. Stewart Management of Varicose Veins Richard H. Jones; Peter J. Carek Departments Keeping Up to Date Tips From Other Journals Antioxidant Therapy Fails to Prevent...

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December 1, 2013 - American Family Physician

...Vitamin D Does Not Affect Isolated Systolic Hypertension Allen F. Shaughnessy Finasteride Prevents Low-Grade Prostate Cancers, but Does Not Reduce Mortality Mark H. Ebell ; Lauren S. Hughes Practice Guidelines ACOG Releases Guidelines on Cervical Cancer Screening...

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December 1, 2015 - American Family Physician

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

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December 15, 2010 - American Family Physician

...Diagnosis of Secondary Hypertension: An Age-Based Approach Anthony J. Viera; Dana Neutze Perioperative Antiplatelet Therapy Pierre Guy Chassot; Carlo Marcucci; Alain Delabays; Donat R. Spahn Diagnosis, Initial Management, and Prevention of Meningitis David M. Bamberger...

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December 15, 2019 - American Family Physician

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

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Decreasing the Morbidity, Mortality, and Cost of Stroke Through Awareness and ...

Dec 15, 2003 - ...Primary prevention of stroke includes the treatment of hypertension and hyperlipidemia, the use of angiotensin-converting enzyme inhibitors and glucose control in patients with diabetes, the use of warfarin (Coumadin) in patients with atrial fibrillation, and smoking cessation....

American Family Physician : Editorials

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Deep Venous Thrombosis and Pulmonary Embolism - American Family Physician

Apr 1, 2021 - This collection features AFP content on deep venous thrombosis, pulmonary embolism and related issues, including anticoagulation, heparin therapy, and venous thromboembolism. This collection features AFP content on deep venous thrombosis, pulmonary embolism and related issues, including...

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Deep Venous Thrombosis and Pulmonary Embolism: Current Therapy - American Family Physician

Mar 1, 2017 - Pulmonary embolism and deep venous thrombosis are the two most important manifestations of venous thromboembolism (VTE), which is the third most common life-threatening cardiovascular disease in the United States. Anticoagulation is the mainstay of VTE treatment. Most patients with deep...

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Delayed Complication from a Tattoo - Photo Quiz - American Family Physician

Oct 1, 2012 - Photo Quiz presents readers with a clinical challenge based on a photograph or other image.

American Family Physician : Photo Quiz

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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

Delirium in Older Persons: Evaluation and Management - American Family Physician

Aug 1, 2014 - Delirium is defined as an acute, fluctuating syndrome of altered attention, awareness, and cognition. It is common in older persons in the hospital and long-term care facilities and may indicate a life-threatening condition. Assessment for and prevention of delirium should occur at ...

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https://www.aafp.org/afp/2014/0801/p150.html

Dementia - American Family Physician

Feb 1, 2021 - This collection features AFP content on dementia and related issues, including Alzheimer’s, Binswanger’s type, dementia, and dementia with Lewy bodies. This collection features AFP content on dementia and related issues, including Alzheimer’s, Binswanger’s type, dementia, and dementia ...

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Dementia - Clinical Evidence Handbook - American Family Physician

Jan 15, 2014 - What are the effects of treatments on cognitive, behavioral, and psychological symptoms of dementia (Alzheimer disease, Lewy body dementia, or vascular dementia)?

American Family Physician : Clinical Evidence Handbook

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Search Department collections from past and current issues of AFP, the peer-reviewed clinical journal of the American Academy of Family Physicians.

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Deprescribing Unnecessary Medications: A Four-Part Process

...painful diabetic neuropathy of bilateral lower extremities, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, stable coronary artery disease, and hypertension. She has seen a cardiologist, pulmonologist, and neurologist for additional care. At today’s visit with you, her family physician, she...

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Deprescribing Unnecessary Medications: A Four-Part Process -- FPM

Jun 1, 2018 - With too many patients taking too many unnecessary medications, deprescribing has become a required skill for primary care physicians. Here’s how to go about it.

Family Practice Management : Articles

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Depression and Bipolar Disorder - American Family Physician

Apr 1, 2021 - This collection features AFP content on depression and bipolar disorder and related issues, including antidepressants, major depressive disorder, mental health, postpartum depression, and psychiatric medications. This collection features AFP content on depression and bipolar disorder ...

American Family Physician : AFP By Topic

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Depression and Heart Disease - Editorials - American Family Physician

Aug 15, 2001 - ...health concerns of the past 20 years. The importance of early detection and aggressive treatment of cardiovascular risk factors such as hypertension, elevated cholesterol levels and diabetes have played a significant role in the reduction of myocardial events experienced by patients...

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Depression in Children and Teens - American Family Physician

Nov 15, 2019 - ...Previous: Gestational Hypertension and Preeclampsia: A Practice Bulletin from ACOG Next: Spinosad: A Low-Risk, Effective Treatment for Lice View the full table of contents >> Home / Journals / afp / Vol. 100/No. 10(November 15, 2019) / Depression in Children and Teens...

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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 ...

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Depression Without Sadness: Alternative Presentations of Depression in Late Life - ...

Sep 1, 1999 - Older adults often deny feeling sad while exhibiting other characteristics of depression. Elderly patients with depression who do not present with sadness often have unexplained somatic complaints and exhibit a sense of hopelessness. Anxiety and anhedonia (a general loss of ability to ...

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Dermatomyositis - American Family Physician

Nov 1, 2001 - Dermatomyositis is an idiopathic inflammatory myopathy with characteristic skin manifestations. Although the disorder is rare, with a prevalence of one to 10 cases per million in adults and one to 3.2 cases per million in children, early recognition and treatment are important ways to ...

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Dermatomyositis -- American Family Physician

...2.5 to 10 mg per kg per day* Impairs T-cell proliferation; nephrotoxicity, Maintain whole blood level of (Sandimmune) lymphoma, hypertension, hypertrichosis, 200 to 300 ng per mL; may gingival hyperplasia, hepatotoxicity, have rapid response to therapy paresthesias, fatigue,...

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Detecting Celaic Disease in Your Patients - American Family Physician

Mar 1, 1998 - Celiac disease is a genetic, immunologically mediated small bowel enteropathy that causes malabsorption. The immune inflammatory response to gluten frequently causes damage to many other tissues of the body. The condition is frequently underdiagnosed because of its protean ...

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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...

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

Detection and Evaluation of Chronic Kidney Disease - American Family Physician

...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...

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https://www.aafp.org/afp/2005/1101/afp20051101p1723.pdf

Detection, Education and Management of the Asplenic or Hyposplenic Patient - American ...

Feb 1, 2001 - Fulminant, potentially life-threatening infection is a major long-term risk after splenectomy or in persons who are functionally hyposplenic as a result of various systemic conditions. Most of these infections are caused by encapsulated organisms such as pneumococci, Haemophilus ...

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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

Detextion, Education and Management of the Asplenic or Hyposplenic Patient - American ...

...Although most liver-related cases are the result of cirrhosis and portal hypertension, functional hyposplenism occasionally occurs in persons with acute alcoholism, perhaps because of a direct toxic effect of alcohol on the spleen.13 The presence of Howell-Jolly bodies in the...

American Family Physician

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2001/0201/afp20010201p499.pdf

Developing Standing Orders to Help Your Team Work to the Highest Level

...Diabetes, hypertension, hypothyroidism Point of care testing Rapid strep test, urine dip, urine pregnancy Routine refills for chronic disease medications Hypertension, cholesterol, hypothyroidism, contraceptives (if patient is up-to-date on pertinent labs and visits)...

Family Practice Management

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2018/0500/fpm20180500p13.pdf

Developing Standing Orders to Help Your Team Work to the Highest Level -- FPM

Jun 1, 2018 - Use this seven-step plan to create protocols that improve efficiency and reduce physician workloads.

Family Practice Management : Articles

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2018/0500/p13.html

Diabetes Encounter Form

...l Hypertension: BP at goal l Y l N l Hypercholesterolemia: Taking a statin daily l Y l N l Not indicated l Obesity l Other DIABETES ENCOUNTER FORM continued ➤ DIABETES ENCOUNTER FORM 2 of 2 P: Patient’s next step to health: _______...

Family Practice Management

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2000/0900/fpm20000900p51-rt3.pdf

Diabetes Encounter Form (Group Visits)

...8. Discussed targets and management of lipids, HTN and proteinuria. 9. Spent more than 50 percent of this 105-minute visit in coun- seling re: therapy options and management of diabetes. Signed: __________________________________________________...

Family Practice Management

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2000/0600/fpm20000600p33-rt1.pdf

Diabetes Flow Sheet

...ACE Inhibitor: l Yes l No l Microalbuminuria l Hypertension Aspirin Use: l Yes l No (If no , specify reason: _____________________________________________________________________) DIABETES FLOW SHEET...

Family Practice Management

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2000/0600/fpm20000600p60-rt1.pdf

Diabetes Mellitus: Diagnosis and Screening - American Family Physician

Apr 1, 2010 - Based on etiology, diabetes is classified as type 1 diabetes mellitus, type 2 diabetes mellitus, latent autoimmune diabetes, maturity-onset diabetes of youth, and miscellaneous causes. The diagnosis is based on measurement of A1C level, fasting or random blood glucose level, or oral ...

American Family Physician : Article

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2010/0401/p863.html

Diabetes Mellitus: Management of Gastrointestinal Complications - American Family ...

Dec 15, 2016 - Gastrointestinal disorders are common complications of diabetes mellitus and include gastroparesis, nonalcoholic fatty liver disease, gastroesophageal reflux disease, and chronic diarrhea. Symptoms of gastroparesis include early satiety, postprandial fullness, nausea, vomiting of ...

American Family Physician : Article

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2016/1215/p980.html

Diabetes Mellitus: Screening and Diagnosis

January 15, 2016 Scientific

American Family Physician

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2016/0115/afp20160115p103.pdf

Diabetes Mellitus: Screening and Diagnosis - American Family Physician

Jan 15, 2016 - Diabetes mellitus is one of the most common diagnoses made by family physicians. Uncontrolled diabetes can lead to blindness, limb amputation, kidney failure, and vascular and heart disease. Screening patients before signs and symptoms develop leads to earlier diagnosis and treatment, ...

American Family Physician : Article

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2016/0115/p103.html

Diabetes: ADA Releases Revised Position Statement on Standards of Medical Care - ...

Aug 1, 2018 - Because the evidence regarding medical care for persons with diabetes mellitus continues to evolve, the American Diabetes Association (ADA) annually updates its standards. In addition, starting in 2018, the ADA will also periodically update its guidance online if warranted.

American Family Physician : Practice Guidelines

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2018/0801/p187.html

Diabetes: Taking Control of My Health - Close-ups - American Family Physician

Jun 1, 2013 - The personal side of medicine told from the patient's perspective. The patient's story is followed by commentary from a physician and a list of resources.

American Family Physician : Close-ups

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2013/0601/p758.html

Diabetes: Treating Hypertension

...of persons with diabetes and untreated hypertension each year, and the risk is higher in those with other risk fac- tors, such as diabetic nephropathy. We cannot be sure how different treat- ments compare in persons with diabetes and hypertension. However, evidence suggests that...

American Family Physician

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2013/0415/afp20130415p574.pdf

Diabetes: Treating Hypertension - Clinical Evidence Handbook - American Family Physician

Apr 15, 2013 - What are the effects of antihypertensives and different blood pressure targets in persons with diabetes and hypertension?

American Family Physician : Clinical Evidence Handbook

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2013/0415/p574.html

Diabetes: Type 2 - American Family Physician

Jun 1, 2021 - This collection features AFP content on type 2 diabetes and related issues, including blood glucose levels, diabetic complications (such as ketoacidosis and neuropathy), glycemic control, insulin management, and gestational diabetes. This collection features AFP content on type 2 ...

American Family Physician : AFP By Topic

https://www.aafp.org/afp/topicModules/viewTopicModule.htm?topicModuleId=7

diabetesfollowup.pdf

...l 401.1 Hypertension: BP at goal l Y l N l 272.0 Hypercholesterolemia: Cholesterol at goal l Y l N l 275.00 Obesity l Other continued ➤ Routine Diabetes encounteR continued P: Patient’s next step to health: l Medication changes: l Next visit: l...

Family Practice Management

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2006/0900/diabetesfollowup.pdf

diabetesgroupvisits.pdf

...8. Discussed targets and management of lipids, HTN and proteinuria. 9. Spent more than 50 percent of this 105-minute visit in counseling re: therapy options and management of diabetes. Signed: Developed by Steven Masley, MD, Julia Sokoloff, MD, and Collene Hawes, RN....

Family Practice Management

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2006/0900/diabetesgroupvisits.pdf

Diabetic Foot Ulcers: Prevention, Diagnosis and Classification - American Family Physician

Mar 15, 1998 - Diabetic ulcers are the most common foot injuries leading to lower extremity amputation. Family physicians have a pivotal role in the prevention or early diagnosis of diabetic foot complications. Management of the diabetic foot requires a thorough knowledge of the major risk factors for...

American Family Physician : Article

https://www.aafp.org/afp/1998/0315/p1325.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

Diabetic Ketoacidosis - American Family Physician

...in 0.7 to 1.0 percent of children with DKA.3 Early signs of cerebral edema include headache, confusion, and lethargy. Papilledema, hypertension, hyperpyrexia, and diabetes insipidus also may occur. Patients typically improve mentally with initial treatment of DKA, but then suddenly...

American Family Physician

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2005/0501/afp20050501p1705.pdf

Diabetic Ketoacidosis: Evaluation and Treatment - American Family Physician

Mar 1, 2013 - Diabetic ketoacidosis is characterized by a serum glucose level greater than 250 mg per dL, a pH less than 7.3, a serum bicarbonate level less than 18 mEq per L, an elevated serum ketone level, and dehydration. Insulin deficiency is the main precipitating factor. Diabetic ketoacidosis ...

American Family Physician : Article

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2013/0301/p337.html

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