Search Results for

stroke

1401-1500 of 3026 Results
Sort by Relevance , Date , Title

Tips From Other Journals - American Family Physician

Feb 15, 2002 - ...in patients with rheumatoid arthritis, also monitored cardiovascular outcomes. The combined rate of nonfatal myocardial infarction, nonfatal stroke, and death from a vascular event was significantly higher in the rofecoxib group than in the naproxen group; however, the absolute...

American Family Physician : Tip

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2002/0215/p696.html

Promoting and Prescribing Exercise in the Elderly - American Family Physician

Feb 1, 2002 - Regular exercise provides a myriad of health benefits in older adults, including improvements in blood pressure, diabetes, lipid profile, osteoarthritis, osteoporosis, and neurocognitive function. Regular physical activity is also associated with decreased mortality and age-related ...

American Family Physician : Article

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2002/0201/p419.html

Improving Anticoagulation Management at the Point of Care -- FPM

Feb 1, 2002 - Stop treating lab results. These easy-to-use devices return the focus of warfarin therapy to treating the patient.

Family Practice Management : Articles

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2002/0200/p35.html

Test Your Coding Skills -- FPM

Feb 1, 2002 - Go head to head with our review panel in coding six troublesome progress notes.

Family Practice Management : Articles

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2002/0200/p41.html

Use of Mindfulness Meditation for Fibromyalgia - Letters to the Editor - American ...

Feb 1, 2002 - ...Alexander CN, Cook R, Myers H, Nidich S, et al. Effects of stress reduction on carotid atherosclerosis in hypertensive African Americans. Stroke. 2000;31:568–73. 6. Millea PJ, Holloway RL. Treating Fibromyalgia. Am Fam Physician. 2000;62:1575–82. Read the full article. Get...

American Family Physician : Letter

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2002/0201/p380.html

Getting Paid: Wrestling With the System -- FPM

Feb 1, 2002 - Argues that E/M coding is fundamentally unworkable as a way of determining charges because it functions in a system where incentives are not aligned.

Family Practice Management : Opinion

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2002/0200/p12.html

Tips From Other Journals - American Family Physician

Feb 1, 2002 - ...syndrome is excessive daytime sleepiness, the relationship of this syndrome to hypertension and, possibly, myocardial infarction and stroke should be considered. It is unclear, however, if CPAP treatment will actually reduce cardiovascular risk. They conclude that only patients with...

American Family Physician : Tip

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2002/0201/p503.html

Transient Ischemic Attacks - Family Practice International - American Family Physician

Jan 15, 2002 - ...Transient Ischemic Attacks (Great Britain—The Practitioner, June 2001, p. 481.) Transient ischemic attacks (TIAs) affect approximately 40 per 100,000 persons per year but because symptoms are frequently brief and minor, the condition is significantly underdiagnosed. The symptoms...

American Family Physician : Family Practice International

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2002/0115/p320.html

Optimal Management of Cholesterol Levels and the Prevention of Coronary Heart Disease ...

Jan 15, 2002 - Coronary heart disease, the leading cause of death in women, is largely preventable. Lifestyle modifications (e.g., diet and exercise) are the cornerstone of primary and secondary prevention. Elevated levels of low-density lipoprotein cholesterol and triglycerides and low levels of ...

American Family Physician : Article

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2002/0115/p217.html

Treating Obstructive Sleep Apnea Improves Essential Hypertension and Quality of Life - ...

Jan 15, 2002 - About one half of patients who have essential hypertension have obstructive sleep apnea, and about one half of patients who have obstructive sleep apnea have essential hypertension. A growing body of evidence suggests that obstructive sleep apnea is a major contributing factor in the ...

American Family Physician : Article

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2002/0115/p229.html

Screening for Lipid Disorders in Adults: Recommendations and Rationale - U.S. ...

Jan 15, 2002 - This statement summarizes the current U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) recommendations for screening for lipid disorders and the supporting scientific evidence, and it updates the 1995 recommendations contained in the Guide to Clinical Preventive Services, second edition.

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

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2002/0115/p273.html

Quantum Sufficit - Jan 15, 2002 - American Family Physician

Jan 15, 2002 - ...A study conducted in Great Britain shows that cholesterol-lowering drugs may also lower the risk of having a heart attack or stroke in some persons. The study, published in the New York Times, reported that the risk is lowered by one-third in people at high risk for these...

American Family Physician : Quantum Sufficit

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2002/0115/p163.html

Obstructive Sleep Apnea and Essential Hypertension -- Is There a Link? - Editorials - ...

Jan 15, 2002 - ...be accomplished by preventing the cardiovascular consequences of sleep apnea and by reducing daytime sleepiness, serious unintended injury, stroke, divorce, and occupational dysfunction.9 Treatment of OSA, which is simple and readily available, can dramatically improve patients'...

American Family Physician : Editorials

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2002/0115/p182.html

PHS Guidelines for Management of Occupational Exposure to HBV, HCV and HIV: HIV ...

Jan 15, 2002 - Guidelines for the management of health care personnel who have occupational exposure to blood and other body fluids that might contain hepatitis B virus (HBV), hepatitis C virus (HCV) or human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) are available from the U.S. Public Health Service (PHS).

American Family Physician : Practice Guidelines

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2002/0115/p322.html

Clinical Briefs - Jan 15, 2002 - American Family Physician

Jan 15, 2002 - ...hormonal contraceptives, the patch is not recommended for use by women who have blood clots, certain cancers, a history of heart attack or stroke, or those who may be pregnant. The patch does not provide protection against sexually transmitted diseases or human immunodeficiency...

American Family Physician : Clinical Briefs

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2002/0115/p326.html

Tips From Other Journals - American Family Physician

Jan 15, 2002 - ...good prospective studies have been lacking. After previously reporting the beneficial effects of fruit and vegetable intake on ischemic stroke risk, Joshipura and associates examined the relationship between fruit and vegetable intake and the development of coronary heart disease...

American Family Physician : Tip

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2002/0115/p285a.html

Tips From Other Journals - American Family Physician

Jan 15, 2002 - ...71.3. The diagnosis of Alzheimer's disease was based on criteria of the National Institute of Neurological and Communicative Disorders and Stroke and the Alzheimer Disease and Related Disorder Association. Of the 1,449 eligible participants, 57 (4 percent) were diagnosed with...

American Family Physician : Tip

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2002/0115/p308.html

Snoring, Obstructive Sleep Apnea and High Blood Pressure - American Family Physician

Jan 15, 2002 - ...OSA can cause high blood pressure (also called hypertension). High blood pressure increases your chances of having a heart attack or stroke. Treating OSA can reduce your high blood pressure. How are snoring and OSA treated? If you are overweight, you should lose weight. But some...

American Family Physician : Patient Handout

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2002/0115/p229-s1.html

AAFP News - Jan 1, 2002 - American Family Physician

Jan 1, 2002 - Selected policy and health issues news briefs from AAFP News Now.

American Family Physician : AAFP News: AFP Edition

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2002/0101/p15.html

Percutaneous Interventions for Lower Extremity Peripheral Vascular Disease - American ...

Dec 15, 2001 - Peripheral vascular disease of the lower extremities is an important cause of morbidity that affects up to 10 million people in the United States. The primary care physician can easily identify patients who are at risk for the disease with a questionnaire and a relatively simple ...

American Family Physician : Article

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2001/1215/p1965.html

Psychodermatology: The Mind and Skin Connection - American Family Physician

Dec 1, 2001 - A psychodermatologic disorder is a condition that involves an interaction between the mind and the skin. Psychodermatologic disorders fall into three categories: psychophysiologic disorders, primary psychiatric disorders and secondary psychiatric disorders. Psychophysiologic disorders ...

American Family Physician : Article

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2001/1201/p1873.html

Surgery for Chronic Aortic Regurgitation: When Should It Be Considered? - American ...

Nov 15, 2001 - Deciding when to operate on a patient with chronic aortic regurgitation may be extremely difficult. The timing of surgery requires consideration of the etiology and pathophysiology of the aortic regurgitation, because aortic valve replacement carries morbidity and mortality that must be...

American Family Physician : Article

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2001/1115/p1709.html

Tips From Other Journals - American Family Physician

Nov 15, 2001 - ...Strokes are a leading cause of death and disability in older patients. For each decade after age 55, the risk of stroke doubles for men and women. The major cause of stroke is large-vessel atherosclerosis, with the highest risk occurring in patients with stenosis of the internal...

American Family Physician : Tip

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2001/1115/p1749.html

AAFP News - Nov 15, 2001 - American Family Physician

Nov 15, 2001 - Selected policy and health issues news briefs from AAFP News Now.

American Family Physician : AAFP News: AFP Edition

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2001/1115/p1665.html

Tips From Other Journals - American Family Physician

Nov 1, 2001 - ...Of secondary end points, the effect on stroke was significant. Nonfatal stroke was lower in the atorvastatin group than the placebo group (nine and 22, respectively). When fatal and nonfatal strokes were combined, 12 (0.8 percent) strokes occurred in the atorvastatin group versus 24...

American Family Physician : Tip

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2001/1101/p1613a.html

Tips From Other Journals - American Family Physician

Nov 1, 2001 - ...could provide an equivalent degree of revascularization. Exclusion criteria included left main coronary artery disease and a history of stroke or myocardial infarction within the previous week. Patients were assessed at one, six and 12 months post-procedure. Statistical models...

American Family Physician : Tip

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2001/1101/p1613.html

Tips From Other Journals - American Family Physician

Oct 15, 2001 - ...occurs in up to 40 percent of patients following open heart surgery and increases the risk of heart failure, ventricular arrhythmias, stroke and other complications. More than one half of the 598,000 coronary artery bypass graft surgeries performed in the United States every year...

American Family Physician : Tip

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2001/1015/p1436.html

Tips From Other Journals - American Family Physician

Oct 1, 2001 - ...primary study end point was a composite of death, AMI, recurrent ischemia at rest leading to hospitalization, urgent revascularization or stroke. Patients were stratified by WBC count at baseline (an average of 41 hours after the onset of the acute coronary syndrome). Outcomes at 30...

American Family Physician : Tip

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2001/1001/p1261.html

Guideline for Management of Heart Failure Caused by Systolic Dysfunction: Part II. ...

Sep 15, 2001 - Several large clinical trials conducted over the past decade have shown that pharmacologic interventions can dramatically reduce the morbidity and mortality associated with heart failure. These trials have modified and enhanced the therapeutic paradigm for heart failure and extended ...

American Family Physician : Article

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2001/0915/p1045.html

Quantum Sufficit - Sep 15, 2001 - American Family Physician

Sep 15, 2001 - ...recovers from a stroke may depend less on medical intervention than on one's outlook and personality. A recent issue of Psychology Today reports on a study conducted by researchers at the University of Maryland's School of Medicine, in which the personalities of 35 stroke patients...

American Family Physician : Quantum Sufficit

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2001/0915/p915.html

Diary from a Week in Practice - Sep 15, 2001 - American Family Physician

Sep 15, 2001 - ...a note from the incredibly supportive spouse of one of his patients. She is an 80-year-old woman named Angie who has suffered numerous strokes and is now residing in a long-term care facility, with a feeding gastrosto-my tube in place and a nearly complete expressive aphasia. JTL is...

American Family Physician : Diary from a Week in Practice

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2001/0915/p972.html

Tips From Other Journals - American Family Physician

Sep 15, 2001 - ...at a population level to a 17 percent decrease in the prevalence of hypertension and perhaps a 15 percent reduction in stroke and transient ischemic attack. Read the full article. Get immediate access, anytime, anywhere. Choose a single article, issue, or full-access subscription....

American Family Physician : Tip

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2001/0915/p1062.html

Guideline for the Management of Heart Failure Caused by Systolic Dysfunction: Part I. ...

Sep 1, 2001 - Over the past decade, the conceptual understanding of heart failure has changed significantly. Several large clinical trials have demonstrated that pharmacologic interventions can dramatically reduce the morbidity and mortality associated with heart failure. These trials have extended ...

American Family Physician : Article

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2001/0901/p769.html

Clinical Briefs - Sep 1, 2001 - American Family Physician

Sep 1, 2001 - ...States have periodontal disease. Treatment is important because the disease may be linked to conditions such as coronary heart disease, stroke, diabetes and low-birth-weight preterm infants. According to the drug manufacturer, periodontal disease destroys supporting gum tissue and...

American Family Physician : Clinical Briefs

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2001/0901/p876.html

Tips From Other Journals - American Family Physician

Sep 1, 2001 - ...of Acute Ischemic Stroke: A Current Review Am Fam Physician. 2001 Sep 1;64(5):853-854. Stroke, defined as a sudden loss of brain function resulting from an interference with the blood supply to the brain, is a major and growing problem in the United States. A stroke can be either...

American Family Physician : Tip

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2001/0901/p853.html

Tips From Other Journals - American Family Physician

Sep 1, 2001 - ...Absolute contraindications to carotid sinus massage include myocardial infarction, transient ischemic attack or stroke within the preceding three months. A history of ventricular fibrillation or tachycardia, or a previous adverse reaction to carotid sinus massage are also absolute...

American Family Physician : Tip

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2001/0901/p848.html

Tips From Other Journals - American Family Physician

Sep 1, 2001 - ...possibility of cardiac disease later? How could these observations about blood pressure be reconciled with the slightly increased risk of stroke in women with migraine? Obviously, there is much to learn about this painful and disruptive condition.—a.d.w. Add/view commentsHide...

American Family Physician : Tip

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2001/0901/p854.html

Tips From Other Journals - American Family Physician

Sep 1, 2001 - ...after adjustment for age, blood pressure, cholesterol level, body mass index, smoking status and history of myocardial infarction or stroke. About 37 percent of the total deaths in the entire study population were attributed to excess mortality in men with HbA1c concentrations of 5...

American Family Physician : Tip

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2001/0901/p841a.html

Tips From Other Journals - American Family Physician

Aug 15, 2001 - ...Main combined end point (cardiovascular death, nonfatal myocardial infarction and nonfatal stroke) 45 (2.0) 64 (2.8) 56 (2.5) 53 (2.3) Total cardiovascular events or diseases* 141 (6.3) 187 (8.2) 158 (7.1)` 170 (7.5) All deaths 62 (2.8) 78 (3.4) 72...

American Family Physician : Tip

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2001/0815/p661a.html

American Heart Association Scientific Statement on the Primary Prevention of Ischemic ...

Aug 1, 2001 - The American Heart Association (AHA) has issued a scientific statement on the primary prevention of ischemic stroke. The scientific statement includes an overview of established and potential risk factors and recommendations.

American Family Physician : Practice Guidelines

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2001/0801/p513.html

Principles of Appropriate Antibiotic Use: Part II. Nonspecific Upper Respiratory Tract ...

Aug 1, 2001 - Widespread use of antibiotics in agriculture, increased antibiotic use in children and excessive use of antibiotics in adults have caused an increase in antibiotic-resistant organisms in the past decade. To address this issue, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has ...

American Family Physician : Practice Guidelines

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2001/0801/p510.html

Clinical Briefs - Aug 1, 2001 - American Family Physician

Aug 1, 2001 - ...Previous: American Heart Association Scientific Statement on the Primary Prevention of Ischemic Stroke Next: A Case of Physician Burnout View the full table of contents >> Home / Journals / afp / Vol. 64/No. 3(August 1, 2001) / Clinical Briefs: Clinical Briefs...

American Family Physician : Clinical Briefs

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2001/0801/p516.html

Tips From Other Journals - American Family Physician

Aug 1, 2001 - ...disease and stroke remains unclear. Grodstein and associates followed women taking daily doses of estrogen of less than 0.625 mg in the ongoing Nurses' Health Study. Episodes of major coronary events, including nonfatal myocardial infarctions and coronary deaths, and strokes were...

American Family Physician : Tip

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2001/0801/p504.html

Tips From Other Journals - American Family Physician

Jul 1, 2001 - ...Transient ischemic attacks (TIAs) occur in approximately one of every 15 persons older than 65 years. Evaluation of these patients is rarely possible while the neurologic symptoms are present, making appropriate treatment unclear. Antiplatelet therapy, anticoagulation and, possibly,...

American Family Physician : Tip

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2001/0701/p167.html

Common Anorectal Conditions: Part I. Symptoms and Complaints - American Family Physician

Jun 15, 2001 - Anorectal symptoms and complaints are common and may be caused by a wide spectrum of conditions. Although most conditions are benign and may be successfully treated by primary care practitioners, a high index of suspicion for colorectal cancer should be maintained, and all patients ...

American Family Physician : Article

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2001/0615/p2391.html

AHA Recommendations for the Management of Intracranial Aneurysms - Practice Guidelines ...

Jun 15, 2001 - The American Heart Association (AHA) has formulated recommendations for the management of unruptured intracranial aneurysms. The guidelines are intended to serve as a framework for the development of treatments and for future research.

American Family Physician : Practice Guidelines

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2001/0615/p2465.html

Osteoporosis in Men - Letters to the Editor - American Family Physician

Jun 15, 2001 - ...the risk of immobility. Disorders of movement and balance may include the neurologic conditions that lead to hemiparesis/hemiplegia (stroke, Parkinson's disease and dementia). In particular, chronic steroid use appears to be a big problem that leads to compression fractures. The...

American Family Physician : Letter

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2001/0615/p2331.html

Tips From Other Journals - American Family Physician

Jun 15, 2001 - ...ACE Inhibitors vs. Calcium Antagonists in Reducing Stroke Am Fam Physician. 2001 Jun 15;63(12):2458-2460. Good clinical evidence supports a reduction of 38 percent in risk of stroke and 16 percent in risk of coronary heart disease when therapy with beta blockers and diuretics...

American Family Physician : Tip

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2001/0615/p2458.html

Tips From Other Journals - American Family Physician

Jun 15, 2001 - ...This decline of one death per 100 patients in the regional anesthesia groups resulted from reductions in pulmonary embolism, cardiac events, stroke, transfusion requirements, infections and respiratory depression. No difference was demonstrated in mortality between epidural and...

American Family Physician : Tip

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2001/0615/p2457.html

Tips From Other Journals - American Family Physician

Jun 15, 2001 - ...diabetes than in patients with diabetes. Both undiagnosed and established (but not borderline) diabetes were associated with a significant stroke-related mortality excess. Among patients previously undiagnosed with diabetes, a surprising 4.2 percent were found to be hyperglycemic on...

American Family Physician : Tip

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2001/0615/p2438.html

Obesity: Assessment and Management in Primary Care - American Family Physician

Jun 1, 2001 - Obesity is a complex, multifactorial condition in which excess body fat may put a person at health risk. National data indicate that the prevalence of obesity in the United States is increasing in children and adults. Reversing these trends requires changes in individual behavior and ...

American Family Physician : Article

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2001/0601/p2185.html

Neurological Complications of Scuba Diving - American Family Physician

Jun 1, 2001 - Recreational scuba diving has become a popular sport in the United States, with almost 9 million certified divers. When severe diving injury occurs, the nervous system is frequently involved. In dive-related barotrauma, compressed or expanding gas within the ears, sinuses and lungs ...

American Family Physician : Article

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2001/0601/p2211.html

Valvular Heart Disease: Review and Update - American Family Physician

Jun 1, 2001 - People with valvular heart disease are living longer, with less morbidity, than ever before. Advances in surgical techniques and a better understanding of timing for surgical intervention account for increased rates of survival. Echocardiography remains the gold standard for diagnosis ...

American Family Physician : Article

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2001/0601/p2201.html

Physicians Need Practical Tools to Treat the Complex Problems of Overweight and Obesity...

Jun 1, 2001 - ...from hypertension, lipid disorders, type 2 diabetes mellitus (formerly known as non-insulin-dependent diabetes), coronary heart disease, stroke, gallbladder disease, osteoarthritis, sleep apnea and other respiratory problems, and certain cancers.3 The total annual cost attributable...

American Family Physician : Editorials

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2001/0601/p2139.html

Medical Problems of Recreational Scuba Diving - American Family Physician

Jun 1, 2001 - ...This is called arterial gas embolism. Arterial gas embolism often causes chest pain, breathing trouble and neurologic problems such as stroke. Decompression sickness occurs during ascent and on the surface of the water. Inert nitrogen gas that is dissolved in body tissues and blood...

American Family Physician : Patient Handout

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2001/0601/p2225.html

Diary from a Week in Practice - May 15, 2001 - American Family Physician

May 15, 2001 - ...tells us that the use of a diuretic reduces the risk of stroke in patients with high blood pressure (Arch Intern Med 2001;161:37–43). According to this study, thiazide diuretics were associated with a lower risk of ischemic stroke, which makes them the best choice as first-line...

American Family Physician : Diary from a Week in Practice

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2001/0515/p1953.html

Quantum Sufficit - May 15, 2001 - American Family Physician

May 15, 2001 - ...Previous studies of hormone replacement therapy and its effects on stroke risk have shown conflicting results. However, a recent study published in Circulation has cleared up some of this confusion by showing that hormone replacement therapy does not affect women with heart disease....

American Family Physician : Quantum Sufficit

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2001/0515/p1899.html

Tips From Other Journals - American Family Physician

May 15, 2001 - ...olderage, structural heart disease, symptoms associated with arrhythmias or ischemia, electro-cardiographic abnormalities or evidence ofnew stroke or focal neurologic findings. (Kapoor WN. Syncope. N Engl J Med December 21, 2000;343:1856–62).—r.s. Add/view commentsHide comments...

American Family Physician : Tip

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2001/0515/p2053.html

Tips From Other Journals - American Family Physician

May 15, 2001 - ...to aspirin therapy. The indications for aspirin therapy ranged from primary prevention in healthy persons to secondary prophylaxis following stroke. The overall rate of gastrointestinal hemorrhage was 2.47 percent in patients taking aspirin compared with 1.42 percent in those taking...

American Family Physician : Tip

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2001/0515/p2030.html

Remedies for Prolonged Hiccups - Letters to the Editor - American Family Physician

May 1, 2001 - ...Stroke Arteriovenous malformation Cerebral contusion or hematoma Temporal arteritis Encephalitis or meningitis Neurosyphilis Multiple sclerosis Hydrocephalus Neoplasm Head trauma Peripheral nervous system (secondary to irritation of vagus or...

American Family Physician : Letter

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2001/0501/p1684.html

Treatment of Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus: A Rational Approach Based on Its Pathophysiology...

May 1, 2001 - ...of the population is insulin resistant.5 While many of these persons will not become diabetic, they are at increased risk of heart attack or stroke. Diabetes is diagnosed if the fasting blood glucose level is 126 mg per dL (7.0 mmol per L) or higher, or if a random glucose reading...

American Family Physician : Editorials

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2001/0501/p1687.html

Quantum Sufficit - May 1, 2001 - American Family Physician

May 1, 2001 - ...Alzheimer's disease. According to a study published in JAMA, the key suspect is vascular disease—high blood pressure, atherosclerosis and stroke. After comparing extremely poor market traders in Ibadan, Nigeria, whose diet consists mainly of vegetables, with blacks living in...

American Family Physician : Quantum Sufficit

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2001/0501/p1677.html

Tips From Other Journals - American Family Physician

May 1, 2001 - ...cancer, multiple sclerosis, psychosis, amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, parkinsonism, Down syndrome, liver or kidney disease, epilepsy and stroke were excluded from the study. The three groups of patients were followed for six years to monitor the development of dementia. During the...

American Family Physician : Tip

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2001/0501/p1822a.html

Quantum Sufficit - Apr 15, 2001 - American Family Physician

Apr 15, 2001 - ...die from a heart attack. The E4 variant has also been linked to elevated cholesterol levels and an increased risk of Alzheimer's disease and stroke. Physicians are often accused of having unreadable handwriting. This seems unfair to the many doctors with neat, legible penmanship....

American Family Physician : Quantum Sufficit

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2001/0415/p1471.html

Tips From Other Journals - American Family Physician

Apr 15, 2001 - ...Prevention of TIA and Stroke Am Fam Physician. 2001 Apr 15;63(8):1621-1625. Stroke is a common cause of disability or death. A second episode of stroke or transient ischemic attack (TIA) may not be the same type as the initial event. Patients with a previous TIA or stroke are...

American Family Physician : Tip

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2001/0415/p1621a.html

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 ...

American Family Physician : Article

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2001/0401/p1393.html

Worth While Web: 50 Useful Sites for Family Physicians -- FPM

Apr 1, 2001 - The World Wide Web can be a tremendous resource for you and your patients if you know where to look. Here's your guide.

Family Practice Management : Articles

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2001/0400/p23.html

Diary from a Week in Practice - Apr 1, 2001 - American Family Physician

Apr 1, 2001 - ...why she needed further testing and that she was having transient ischemic attacks and likely a stroke. The depth of denial in this patient was such that ASW had to go into great detail about the possible outcomes of untreated strokes to get her to agree to a computer tomographic...

American Family Physician : Diary from a Week in Practice

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2001/0401/p1323.html

Clinical Briefs - Apr 1, 2001 - American Family Physician

Apr 1, 2001 - ...an expanded indication for ramipril (Altace) to reduce the risk of stroke, myocardial infarction and death from cardiovascular causes in patients 55 years and older with a history of coronary artery disease, stroke or peripheral vascular disease, or with diabetes and one other...

American Family Physician : Clinical Briefs

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2001/0401/p1433.html

Preventing Heart Attacks: What Women Need to Know - American Family Physician

Apr 1, 2001 - ...Treating high blood pressure can lower your risk of heart attack and stroke. If your doctor has given you medicine to lower your blood pressure, be sure to take it regularly. •Exercise Brisk walking for 30 to 45 minutes three times a week can cut your risk of heart attack in half....

American Family Physician : Patient Handout

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2001/0401/p1405.html

Osteoporosis: Part II. Nonpharmacologic and Pharmacologic Treatment - American Family ...

Mar 15, 2001 - Family physicians will frequently encounter patients with osteoporosis, a condition that is often asymptomatic until a fracture occurs. Treatment of the fracture can be initiated without further diagnostic testing. Thereafter, treatment of osteoporosis includes (1) prevention of further...

American Family Physician : Article

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2001/0315/p1121.html

Quantum Sufficit - Mar 15, 2001 - American Family Physician

Mar 15, 2001 - ...A cold front is moving in—look for snow, sleet, and the probability of heart attacks, strokes and broken bones. Think that's a strange weather forecast? It's perfectly normal for people living in some regions of England. According to the British Medical Journal, some areas are...

American Family Physician : Quantum Sufficit

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2001/0315/p1019.html

Tips From Other Journals - American Family Physician

Mar 15, 2001 - ...Acute Stroke Am Fam Physician. 2001 Mar 15;63(6):1182-1184. Acute stroke, a sudden neurologic deficit of presumed vascular origin, is a treatable condition that requires accurate diagnosis and early management. After subarachnoid hemorrhage has been ruled out, two types of stroke...

American Family Physician : Tip

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2001/0315/p1182.html

Tips From Other Journals - American Family Physician

Mar 15, 2001 - ...congestive heart failure, upper respiratory infection, liver failure, sick sinus syndrome, gallstone pancreatitis, transient ischemic attack and dehydration. The five items that were included in the final assessment instrument and that were the most predictive of an acute change...

American Family Physician : Tip

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2001/0315/p1191.html

Osteoporosis: Part I. Evaluation and Assessment - American Family Physician

Mar 1, 2001 - Osteoporosis afflicts 75 million persons in the United States, Europe and Japan and results in more than 1.3 million fractures annually in the United States. Because osteoporosis is usually asymptomatic until a fracture occurs, family physicians must identify the appropriate timing and ...

American Family Physician : Article

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2001/0301/p897.html

Tips From Other Journals - American Family Physician

Mar 1, 2001 - ...per L). Exclusion criteria included history of a hormone-dependent tumor, thromboembolic disorders, hypertension, myocardial infarction or stroke. Women who smoked (one pack or more per day) or were more than 30 percent above ideal body weight, and those with endometrial hyperplasia...

American Family Physician : Tip

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2001/0301/p948.html

Evaluation of Acute Headaches in Adults - American Family Physician

Feb 15, 2001 - Classifying headaches as primary (migraine, tension-type or cluster) or secondary can facilitate evaluation and management A detailed headache history helps to distinguish among the primary headache disorders.

American Family Physician : Article

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2001/0215/p685.html

Early Diagnosis of Dementia - American Family Physician

Feb 15, 2001 - Until recently, the most significant issue facing a family physician regarding the diagnosis and treatment of dementia was ruling out delirium and potentially treatable etiologies. However, as more treatment options become available, it will become increasingly important to diagnose ...

American Family Physician : Article

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2001/0215/p703.html

Mild Cognitive Impairment in the Elderly - Editorials - American Family Physician

Feb 15, 2001 - ...education on neuropsychologic tests of new learning and memory. In the absence of a known cause for the isolated memory impairment (e.g., stroke), the diagnosis of MCI should be made. A recent study3 at Mayo Clinic, Rochester, Minn., found that patients with MCI performed like...

American Family Physician : Editorials

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2001/0215/p620.html

Tips From Other Journals - American Family Physician

Feb 15, 2001 - ...Treatment with Pravastatin and Risk of Stroke Am Fam Physician. 2001 Feb 15;63(4):752-754. Cerebrovascular accidents are the second leading cause of death worldwide. A direct correlation between elevated cholesterol levels and coronary artery disease has been well established....

American Family Physician : Tip

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2001/0215/p752.html

The Signs of Dementia - American Family Physician

Feb 15, 2001 - ...Dementia is caused by the loss of brain cells. A head injury, a stroke, a brain tumor or a problem like Alzheimer's disease can damage brain cells. Some people have a family history of dementia. What are some common signs of dementia? Dementia causes many problems for the person who...

American Family Physician : Patient Handout

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2001/0215/p717.html

14 Alternative Practice Styles -- FPM

Feb 1, 2001 - Perhaps the road less traveled is the right career path for you. Here are more than a dozen ideas to get you started.

Family Practice Management : Articles

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2001/0200/p33.html

Tips From Other Journals - American Family Physician

Feb 1, 2001 - ...Using Clinical Predictors for Aspiration Risk After Stroke Am Fam Physician. 2001 Feb 1;63(3):552. Dysphagia occurs in approximately 55 percent of patients who have an acute stroke. Of these patients, 40 percent have aspiration identified during videofluoroscopy swallow studies...

American Family Physician : Tip

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2001/0201/p552.html

Tips From Other Journals - American Family Physician

Feb 1, 2001 - ...more common following bolus administration than following standard infusion (0.8 compared with 0.6 percent). Rates of nonhemorrhagic stroke and the overall 30-day mortality rate were not changed by bolus administration. The authors conclude that bolus regimens carry an increased...

American Family Physician : Tip

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2001/0201/p539.html

AAFP News - Feb 1, 2001 - American Family Physician

Feb 1, 2001 - Selected policy and health issues news briefs from AAFP News Now.

American Family Physician : AAFP News: AFP Edition

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2001/0201/p429.html

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

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

American Family Physician : Article

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

Increasing the Success of Antihypertensive Therapy - Editorials - American Family ...

Jan 15, 2001 - ...Patients are advised that although they may feel healthy at present, a persistently elevated blood pressure increases the risk of developing strokes, heart attacks and heart or kidney failure in the future. Controlling high blood pressure reduces these risks. Most fixed-dose...

American Family Physician : Editorials

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2001/0115/p208.html

Tips From Other Journals - American Family Physician

Jan 15, 2001 - ...Can Family Support Improve Stroke Recovery? Am Fam Physician. 2001 Jan 15;63(2):357-361. Over the past few years the impact of social relations and support on general well-being, illness course and rehabilitation has been extensively studied. Positive social support can have a...

American Family Physician : Tip

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2001/0115/p357a.html

Tips From Other Journals - American Family Physician

Jan 15, 2001 - ...Home / Journals / afp / Vol. 63/No. 2(January 15, 2001) / Can Family Support Improve Stroke Recovery?

American Family Physician : Tip

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2001/0115/p357.html

Goals for Lowering Your Cholesterol - American Family Physician

Jan 15, 2001 - ...A high cholesterol level can increase your risk of having a heart attack or stroke. You have an even higher risk if you also have other risk factors, such as: Age over 45 for men and over 55 for women Smoking Diabetes Obesity/overweight Physical inactivity High blood pressure A...

American Family Physician : Patient Handout

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2001/0115/p323.html

Coding & Documentation - Jan 2001 -- FPM

Jan 1, 2001 - ...I was consulted to see a patient in the emergency department (ED) for an acute stroke and to admit him to the hospital. Upon the family’s request, the patient was transferred and admitted to another facility following my evaluation. What code should I submit? Would it be a code for...

Family Practice Management : Coding & Documentation

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2001/0100/p23.html

Tips From Other Journals - American Family Physician

Jan 1, 2001 - ...narcolepsy, other proposed uses include depression in the medically ill (including the elderly), patients with traumatic brain injury and stroke, cancer patients and some patients with human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) infection. Challman and Lipsky have prepared a concise review...

American Family Physician : Tip

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2001/0101/p144.html

Attenuating Cardiovascular Risk Factors in Patients with Type 2 Diabetes - American ...

Dec 15, 2000 - Patients with type 2 diabetes (formerly known as non-insulin-resistant diabetes) have a significantly increased risk of developing cardiovascular disease. Once clinical cardiovascular disease develops, these patients have a poorer prognosis than normoglycemic patients. By inducing ...

American Family Physician : Article

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2000/1215/p2633.html

Quantum Sufficit - Dec 15, 2000 - American Family Physician

Dec 15, 2000 - ...cohort between the ages of 40 and 65. After an eight-year follow-up period, snoring women had twice the risk of coronary heart disease or stroke. Clear! Researchers at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas have found that automated external defibrillators...

American Family Physician : Quantum Sufficit

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2000/1215/p2582.html

Tips From Other Journals - American Family Physician

Dec 15, 2000 - ...the problems associated with ticlopidine, a newer agent, clopidogrel, has become more widely used when antiplatelet therapy is indicated for stroke or coronary thrombosis prevention. Both drugs block a binding site on platelets, inhibiting the expression of the glycoprotein...

American Family Physician : Tip

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2000/1215/p2680.html

When You Are the Caregiver - American Family Physician

Dec 15, 2000 - ...with household chores like cleaning, cooking and shopping is also basic care. Many people with chronic medical conditions like cancer, stroke, multiple sclerosis or dementia (Alzheimer's disease) need extra help. If you're a caregiver, you might be doing these things for another...

American Family Physician : Patient Handout

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2000/1215/p2621.html

You Have Diabets--But You Don't Have to Get Heart Disease Too - American Family Physician

Dec 15, 2000 - ...People with diabetes often have high blood pressure too. High blood pressure is a big risk factor for stroke. It also increases your risk for heart disease and kidney disease. If your doctor says your blood pressure is too high, what can you do? The same lifestyle changes that...

American Family Physician : Patient Handout

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2000/1215/p2645.html

Myxedema Coma: Diagnosis and Treatment - American Family Physician

Dec 1, 2000 - Myxedema coma, the extreme manifestation of hypothyroidism, is an uncommon but potentially lethal condition. Patients with hypothyroidism may exhibit a number of physiologic alterations to compensate for the lack of thyroid hormone. If these homeostatic mechanisms are overwhelmed by ...

American Family Physician : Article

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2000/1201/p2485.html

Urinary Incontinence in Women: Evaluation and Management - American Family Physician

Dec 1, 2000 - Because the prevalence of urinary incontinence increases with age, a working knowledge of the diagnosis and treatment of the various types of urinary incontinence is fundamental to the care of women. As the population of the United States ages, primary care physicians can expect to see ...

American Family Physician : Article

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2000/1201/p2433.html

Guidelines on Migraine: Part 5. Recommendations for Specific Prophylactic Drugs - ...

Dec 1, 2000 - The U.S. Headache Consortium guidelines for the treatment of migraine summarize data from clinical studies of various drugs used in preventive therapy of migraine.

American Family Physician : Practice Guidelines

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2000/1201/p2535.html

25 50 100 results per page