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Intracranial Aneurysms: Current Evidence and Clinical Practice -- American Family ...

...Based on data such as these, the Stroke Council of the American Heart Asso- ciation does not recommend screening for aneurysms in patients who have only one first-degree relative with aneurysmal sub- arachnoid hemorrhage.21 The issue of screening in patients who have two or more...

American Family Physician

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2002/0815/afp20020815p601.pdf

Intrauterine Devices: An Update

...Stroke 2 2 1 1 Thrombophilia 2 2 1 1 Gastrointestinal disorders Cirrhosis (decompensated) 3 3 1 1 Gallbladder disease 2 2 1 1 Infections AIDS 3 2 3 2 Human immunodeficiency virus infection 2 2 2 2 Tuberculosis (pelvic) 4 3 4 3 Metabolic disorders...

American Family Physician

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2014/0315/afp20140315p445.pdf

Intrauterine Devices: An Update - American Family Physician

Mar 15, 2014 - Three intrauterine devices (IUDs) are available in the United States: the copper T 380A and two levonorgestrel-releasing IUDs, one that releases 20 mcg of levonorgestrel per 24 hours, and one that releases 14 mcg per 24 hours. All are safe and effective methods of contraception that ...

American Family Physician : Article

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2014/0315/p445.html

Introducing a One-Page Adult Preventive Health Care Schedule: USPSTF Recommendations at...

May 1, 2016 - The Adult Preventive Health Care Schedule provides a concise and informative visual representation of USPSTF recommendations.

American Family Physician : Editorials

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2016/0501/p738.html

Introducing Medicine by the Numbers: A Collaboration of The NNT Group and AFP - ...

Apr 1, 2015 - The NNT is a useful concept that helps convey the importance of an intervention in various populations. The NNT assigns a bottom-line number to the relative strength of an intervention, and helps put it in perspective. Toward that end, we are happy to announce a partnership with ...

American Family Physician : Editorials

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2015/0401/p434.html

Is a Low-Carbohydrate Diet Right for Me? - American Family Physician

Jun 1, 2006 - ...If you have had a stroke or if you have diabetes, heart disease, high cholesterol levels, or kidney stones, or if you are pregnant, talk to your doctor before starting a low-carb diet. Should I take vitamins when I'm on a low-carb diet? Yes. People on low-carb diets may not get...

American Family Physician : Patient Handout

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2006/0601/p1951.html

Is Intensive Blood Pressure Control Beneficial in Patients with Acute Intracerebral ...

...3 to 5 (the Rankin Scale ranges from 0 [no symptoms] to 6 [death]). Interest- ingly, they calculated a National Institutes of Health (NIH) Stroke Scale score for every patient at baseline and at seven days, but used only the modified Rankin Scale score when reporting 90-day outcome....

American Family Physician

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2014/0115/afp20140115p120.pdf

Is Intensive Blood Pressure Control Beneficial in Patients with Acute Intracerebral ...

Jan 15, 2014 - It seems to be safe to lower systolic blood pressure to a target of 140 mm Hg in those with an acute hemorrhagic stroke. However, there seems to be no clinical benefit to this approach when the data are adjusted for baseline NIH Stroke Scale scores.

American Family Physician : AFP Journal Club

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2014/0115/p120.html

Is Prasugrel More Effective Than Clopidogrel in Patients with Acute Coronary Syndrome ...

Dec 1, 2008 - Is prasugrel better than clopidogrel in patients with acute coronary syndrome who are scheduled for percutaneous coronary intervention? This study is misleading, and current practice should not change based on its results.

American Family Physician : AFP Journal Club

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2008/1201/p1252.html

Is Telmisartan Effective for Stroke Prevention? - AFP Journal Club - American Family ...

Nov 15, 2009 - Does telmisartan therapy after stroke prevent recurrence and adverse cardiovascular events? Despite lowering blood pressure, telmisartan did not provide preventative benefit. This study reflects problems with publication bias and that surrogate markers, such as blood pressure control, ...

American Family Physician : AFP Journal Club

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2009/1115/p1042.html

Is the San Francisco Syncope Rule Reliable? - AFP Journal Club - American Family Physician

Sep 15, 2009 - Can the San Francisco Syncope Rule successfully determine which patients can be safely discharged after an acute syncopal episode? External validation suggests that the sensitivity of the rule is lower than first reported. Physicians need to apply their clinical acumen and override the ...

American Family Physician : AFP Journal Club

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2009/0915/p558.html

Is Thrombolytic Therapy Effective For Pulmonary Embolism? - American Family Physician

Mar 15, 2002 - Pulmonary embolism is a disorder that is associated with significant morbidity and mortality. Right-sided heart failure and recurrent pulmonary embolism are the main causes of death associated with pulmonary embolism in the first two weeks after the embolic event. Thrombolysis is a ...

American Family Physician : Article

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2002/0315/p1097.html

Is Thrombolytic Therapy Effective for Pulmonary Embolism? -- American Family Physician

...In contrast to thrombolysis for myocardial infarction and stroke, thrombolysis for PE has a longer time window of opportunity. One group12 compared data for 308 patients from five PE thrombolysis trials and followed the improvement based on lung scans and angiograms up to 14 days...

American Family Physician

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2002/0315/afp20020315p1097.pdf

January 1, 1998 - American Family Physician

...Practical Considerations in the Early Treatment of Ischemic Stroke Joseph P. Broderick Oral Poisonings: Guidelines for Initial Evaluation and Treatment Lars C. Larsen; Doyle M. Cummings Latex Allergy Sumana Reddy Cytochrome P450: New Nomenclature and Clinical...

American Family Physician

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January 1, 1999 - American Family Physician

...Predictors of Vision Loss and Stroke in Giant Cell Arteritis Unopposed Estrogen Therapy and the Raynaud Phenomenon Algorithm for Subcutaneous Heparin Treatment of DVT Colonoscopy for Small Adenomatous Polyps Can Moderate Alcohol Intake Reduce a Woman's Fertility?...

American Family Physician

https://www.aafp.org/afp/1999/0101/

January 1, 2004 - American Family Physician

...Hormone Therapy and Increased Risk of Stroke Quality End-of-Life Care in Patients with Dementia Six-Minute Walk Test to Assess COPD Patients POEMS Candesartan Reduces Mortality for CHF Candesartan in CHF Patients with Normal LV Function Candesartan Plus ACE...

American Family Physician

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January 1, 2005 - American Family Physician

...How Critical is Time in the Treatment of Stroke? Fracture Protection Lost Five Years After Stopping HT Ripening of the Cervix and Risk for Later Preterm Birth Limitations of Screening Tests for Asymptomatic Chlamydia Timing of Antibiotics in Patients Hospitalized...

American Family Physician

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

January 1, 2014 - American Family Physician

...Clopidogrel Plus 21 Days of Aspirin Is Superior to Aspirin Alone Within First 24 Hours of TIA or Minor Stroke Mark H. Ebell Practice Guidelines ACS Releases Guideline on Screening for Lung Cancer with Low-Dose Computed Tomography Carrie Armstrong Answering Clinical...

American Family Physician

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2014/0101/

January 1, 2020 - American Family Physician

...Screening for Atrial Fibrillation to Initiate Stroke-Protective Therapy Emma Svennberg; Johan Engdahl; Marten Rosenqvist Reply: John Mandrola; Andrew Foy Physicians Can Help Patients Begin Grieving Process for Loss of a Loved One Jonathan Rosen Reply: Steve Dudley...

American Family Physician

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2020/0101/

January 15, 2000 - American Family Physician

...Thrombolytic Therapy Options in Stroke Rifampin Therapy in Nontuberculosis Infections Effect of Low-Dose Hormone Replacement Therapy on Bone Treating Dyslipidemia in Insulin Resistance Sentinel Lymph Node Biopsy in Patients with Breast Cancer Effect of Interferon...

American Family Physician

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2000/0115/

January 15, 2001 - American Family Physician

...Can Family Support Improve Stroke Recovery? Hot-Water Balloon Thermoablation for BPH Pap Smears of Low Yield Following Hysterectomy Oral Therapy for the Treatment of Onychomycosis Are There Any Effective Treatments for Infant Colic? Treatment for Benign...

American Family Physician

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

January 15, 2002 - American Family Physician

...Transient Ischemic Attacks Anne Walling Inside AFP What's the Buzz? A Focus on Evidence in AFP Janis Wright Practice Guidelines PHS Guidelines for Management of Occupational Exposure to HBV, HCV and HIV: HIV Postexposure Prophylaxis Regimens Monica Preboth...

American Family Physician

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

January 15, 2014 - American Family Physician

...Fewer Deaths/Strokes/Revascularizations with Metformin Than Glipizide Allen F. Shaughnessy No Effect of Vitamin D on Depressive Symptoms Allen F. Shaughnessy Pioglitazone Exposure Increases Bladder Cancer Risk David C. Slawson U.S. Preventive Services Task Force...

American Family Physician

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2014/0115/

January 15, 2015 - American Family Physician

...AHA and ASA Release Guideline for Prevention of Future Stroke in Patients with Stroke or TIA Amber Randel Answering Clinical Questions Putting Prevention into Practice Risk Assessment, Genetic Counseling, and Genetic Testing for BRCA-Related Cancer in Women Karen C. Lee;...

American Family Physician

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2015/0115/

January 15, 2021 - American Family Physician

...STEPS: Icosapent Ethyl (Vascepa) for Hyperlipidemia/Hypercholesterolemia to Reduce Risk of Heart Attack and Stroke Leena Myran; Thanh-Nga Nguyen Practice Guidelines: Osteoarthritis Management: Updated Guidelines from the American College of Rheumatology and Arthritis...

American Family Physician

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2021/0115/

JNC 7 Express: New Thinking in Hypertension Treatment - Editorials - American Family ...

Jul 15, 2003 - ...the trend toward evidence-based treatment, toward reliance on medications with proven benefit in real outcomes (prevention of heart failure, stroke, and coronary disease), is fully developed. For the first time, treatment recommendations are based on drug versus drug clinical trial...

American Family Physician : Editorials

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2003/0715/p228.html

JNC 8 Guidelines for the Management of Hypertension in Adults

September 15, 2014 Practice Guidelines

American Family Physician

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2014/1001/afp20141001p503.pdf

JNC 8: Relaxing the Standards

October 1, 2014 Editorials

American Family Physician

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2014/1001/afp20141001p449.pdf

JNC 8: Relaxing the Standards - Editorials - American Family Physician

Oct 1, 2014 - The Eighth Joint National Committee (JNC 8) recently issued the most anticipated hypertension guideline in some time. The most significant change in the JNC 8 guideline is relaxation of the systolic and diastolic blood pressure goals for adults 60 years and older. As a result of the new...

American Family Physician : Editorials

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2014/1001/p449.html

JNC VI: Process, Product and Potential - Editorials - American Family Physician

Jan 15, 1998 - ...of hypertensive patients have been diagnosed and, of those diagnosed, only one half are adequately treated. Hypertension is a major cause of stroke, myocardial infarction and renal failure, and it is probably the major cause of congestive heart failure. The JNC VI document was...

American Family Physician : Editorials

https://www.aafp.org/afp/1998/0115/p225.html

JNC8 Guidelines for the Management of Hypertension in Adults - Practice Guidelines - ...

Oct 1, 2014 - Hypertension is one of the most important preventable contributors to disease and death in the United States, leading to myocardial infarction, stroke, and renal failure when it is not detected early and treated appropriately. The Eighth Joint National Committee (JNC 8) recently ...

American Family Physician : Practice Guidelines

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2014/1001/p503.html

Joint Guideline Released for Atrial Fibrillation - Practice Guidelines - American ...

May 15, 2007 - A joint guideline for atrial fibrillation has been released by the American College of Cardiology (ACC), American Heart Association (AHA), and European Society of Cardiology (ESC). This guideline assists physicians by describing diagnosis and management options.

American Family Physician : Practice Guidelines

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2007/0515/p1565.html

July 1, 1999 - American Family Physician

...National Stroke Association Develops a Consensus Statement on Prevention of Stroke Sharon Scott Morey Letters to the Editor Physician Reimbursement Issues in Home Health Care Richard J. Ackermann; Tracey H. Huyck Male Dyspareunia in the Uncircumcised Patient Rabbi...

American Family Physician

https://www.aafp.org/afp/1999/0701/

July 1, 2000 - American Family Physician

...Intermittent Atrial Fibrillation and Stroke Risk Penicillin for Sore Throat: Seven vs.Three Days Mini-Dose Aspirin and Renal Function in the Ederly Treatment Guideline for Eating Disorders Monitoring Patients with Actue Gallstone Pancreatitis Patient Compliance...

American Family Physician

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2000/0701/

July 1, 2009 - American Family Physician

...Acute Stroke Diagnosis Kenneth S. Yew; Eric M. Cheng Helping Patients Who Drink Too Much: An Evidence-Based Guide for Primary Care Physicians Mark L. Willenbring; Suena H. Massey; Maureen B. Gardner Diagnosis and Management of Gestational Diabetes Mellitus David C. Serlin;...

American Family Physician

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2009/0701/

July 1, 2013 - American Family Physician

...Endovascular Therapies Do Not Improve Outcomes in Acute Stroke Mark H. Ebell Practice Guidelines CDC Issues Recommendations for Identifying HCV Infection in Persons Born in 1945 Through 1965 Mara Lambert Answering Clinical Questions Cochrane for Clinicians Text...

American Family Physician

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2013/0701/

July 15, 2000 - American Family Physician

...Outcomes of Actue Ischemic Stroke After tPA Use Is Image-Guided Biopsy Accurate in the Diagnosis of Renal Masses? POEMS Patient Information 'Safe Sun' Guidelines Men Who Care About Their Skin Protect It CME Quiz CME Course Information Evidence-Based...

American Family Physician

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2000/0715/

July 15, 2004 - American Family Physician

...Recommendations for Exercise After Stroke Carrie Morantz; Brian Torrey STEPS Tadalafil (Cialis) for Erectile Dysfunction John A. Noviasky; Asif Masood Answering Clinical Questions Photo Quiz Rash and Fever in an Ill-Appearing Child Carol L. Blackwood CME Quiz...

American Family Physician

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June 1, 2000 - American Family Physician

...Using Prourokinase for Acute Ischemic Stroke Treating Lipid Disorders in Elderly Patients Significance of Positive Conization Margins Nonemergency Use of Parenteral Phenytoin Products Primary Repair of Obstetric Anal Sphincter Lacerations Reversing the Effects of...

American Family Physician

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2000/0601/

June 1, 2003 - American Family Physician

...Does Long-Term Anticoagulation Improve Function After Stroke? Dan Brewer Curbside Consultation Emergency Response Deborah Dowell Diary from a Week in Practice Diary from a Week in Practice John O'Handley Editorials Ambulatory Blood Pressure Monitoring:...

American Family Physician

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June 1, 2005 - American Family Physician

...Effective for Patients with Stroke DHEA Effective for Midlife-Onset Depression Pregnant Patients with Lupus Have High Rates of Fetal Loss Long-Segment Barrett's Esophagus with Intestinal Metaplasia Ximelagatran to Prevent Stroke in Nonvalvular Atrial Fibrillation...

American Family Physician

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

June 1, 2006 - American Family Physician

...Warfarin for Prevention of Ischemic Stroke Recurrence? John A. Noviasky; Joan Nashelsky Cochrane for Clinicians Antidepressants for the Treatment of Neuropathic Pain William E. Cayley Jr. Long-Acting Beta2 Agonists as Steroid-Sparing Agents Clarissa Kripke...

American Family Physician

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

June 1, 2007 - American Family Physician

...Occupational Therapy Improves Activities of Daily Living After Stroke Nathan Hitzeman; Mimi Reiss Fecal Occult Blood Tests Reduce Colorectal Cancer Mortality Christopher Walker Adenosine vs. Calcium Channel Blockers for Supraventricular Tachycardia Chinasa Anugwom;...

American Family Physician

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June 1, 2017 - American Family Physician

...Cochrane for Clinicians: Physical Fitness Training for Patients with Stroke Michael J. Arnold Implementing AHRQ Effective Health Care Reviews: Comparative Accuracy of Diagnostic Tests for Celiac Disease Dean A. Seehusen Photo Quiz: Rash Inside the Mouth Joseph Aziz...

American Family Physician

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2017/0601/

June 1, 2020 - American Family Physician

...AFP Clinical Answers: Decompression Surgery, Fabric Masks, Heat Stroke, e-Cigarette Use Cochrane for Clinicians: Emergency Contraception: Safety and Effectiveness Sajeewane Seales; Paul Seales Cochrane for Clinicians: Potential of Fetal Fibronectin Testing to Prevent...

American Family Physician

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2020/0601/

June 15, 2001 - American Family Physician

...ACE Inhibitors vs. Calcium Antagonists in Reducing Stroke Tobacco, Alcohol Use Increase Risk of Hospitalization Is Undiagnosed Diabetes Associated with CAD? Depression and Cognitive Functioning in the Elderly Croup: Intramuscular or Oral Steroid Treatment?...

American Family Physician

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June 15, 2004 - American Family Physician

...Lowering Diastolic Blood Pressure After Ischemic Stroke Continue Breast Cancer Screening After Age 65? Metabolic Markers Predict Insulin Resistance Vulnerable Older Adults Need Quality-of-Life Attention Depression Care in Elderly Patients with Arthritis Weight...

American Family Physician

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June 15, 2007 - American Family Physician

...Stroke Symptoms in Patients Without Previous Stroke or TIA ACE Inhibitors vs. ARBs for Myocardial Infarction New ACOG Recommendations on Use of SSRIs During Pregnancy Does Chorioamnionitis Recur in Subsequent Pregnancies? Pharyngeal Gonorrhea Is Underdiagnosed in MSM...

American Family Physician

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June 15, 2008 - American Family Physician

...Predicting Prognoses in Patients with Acute Stroke Photo Quiz Pruritic Axillary Papules Donald Kineston; Kristen O. Martin CME Quiz Commentary Letters to the Editor Importance of Vaccinations for Close Contacts and Caregivers Shetal I. Shah; Ashraf Gad...

American Family Physician

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June 15, 2012 - American Family Physician

...Transient Ischemic Attack: The Rules Have Changed Deborah Dowell; Andrea Darby-Stewart; Mark A. Graber Editorials Bisphosphonate-Related Osteonecrosis of the Jaw in Patients with Osteoporosis Christine Heng; Victor M. Badner; Tasios G. Vakkas; Rosemary Johnson; Yvon Yeo...

American Family Physician

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June 15, 2016 - American Family Physician

...Meta-Analysis: Intensive BP Control Decreases Major CV Events and Stroke, but Not MI, Heart Failure, or Mortality Behavioral Interventions Reduce Inappropriate Antibiotic Prescribing for Acute Respiratory Tract Infections Letters to the Editor Reader Services CME Course...

American Family Physician

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2016/0615/

KardiaMobile for ECG Monitoring and Arrhythmia Diagnosis - Diagnostic Tests: What ... Restricted content. Login required.

Nov 1, 2020 - KardiaMobile is a mobile single lead ECG device that is FDA approved for detection of atrial fibrillation, bradycardia, and tachycardia.

American Family Physician : Diagnostic Tests: What Physicians Need to Know

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2020/1101/p562.html

Latent Autoimmune Diabetes in Adults - Editorials - American Family Physician

Apr 1, 2010 - ...Increased risk of cardiovascular morbidity and mortality related to strokes, acute coronary events, and coronary revascularizations; high incidence rates compared with euglycemic individuals, especially in women Same risk as patients with T2DM Microvascular complications...

American Family Physician : Editorials

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2010/0401/p843.html

Learning to Live with Inflammatory Bowel Disease - American Family Physician

Jan 1, 1998 - ...Next: Thrombolytic Therapy as Early Management of Ischemic Stroke View the full table of contents >> Home / Journals / afp / Vol. 57/No. 1(January 1, 1998) / Learning to Live with Inflammatory Bowel Disease...

American Family Physician : Patient Handout

https://www.aafp.org/afp/1998/0101/p71.html

Leg Compression and Pharmacologic Prophylaxis for Venous Thromboembolism Prevention in ...

Feb 1, 2010 - Based on high-quality evidence, the Cochrane review showed that combining IPC with pharmacologic prophylaxis was more effective than a single preventative measure for preventing deep venous thrombosis (DVT), and more effective than IPC alone for preventing pulmonary embolism (PE).

American Family Physician : Cochrane for Clinicians

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2010/0201/p284.html

Lending a Hand to Patients with Type 2 Diabetes: A Simple Way to Communicate Treatment ...

...com- pared with conventional glycemic control,4 and it does not reduce the risk of macrovascular complications from myocardial infarction or stroke.3,14 Glycemic reduction increases the risk of hypoglycemia and its complications,2 and can actually increase mortality if A1C is...

American Family Physician

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2014/0215/afp20140215p256.pdf

Lending a Hand to Patients with Type 2 Diabetes: A Simple Way to Communicate Treatment ...

Feb 15, 2014 - A new approach to the care of adults with type 2 diabetes emphasizes proven interventions that improve duration and quality of life.

American Family Physician : Editorials

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2014/0215/p256.html

Lessons from Torcetrapib: Putting Patient-Oriented Evidence First - Editorials - ...

Mar 1, 2008 - ...work is because biology is generally nonlinear. For example, a blood pressure of 110/65 mm Hg does not significantly increase the risk of stroke compared with a blood pressure of 100/55 mm Hg. However, an increase from 140/95 to 150/105 mm Hg increases the risk substantially. On the...

American Family Physician : Editorials

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2008/0301/p597.html

Letters on Management of Ischemic Stroke - Letters to the Editor - American Family ...

Sep 15, 2012 - ...Letters on Management of Ischemic Stroke Am Fam Physician. 2012 Sep 15;86(6):492-493. Original Article: Subacute Management of Ischemic Stroke Issue Date: December 15, 2011 Available at: https://www.aafp.org/afp/2011/1215/p1383.html to the editor: The authors of this article state...

American Family Physician : Letter

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2012/0915/p492.html

Leukocytosis: Basics of Clinical Assessment - American Family Physician

Nov 1, 2000 - Leukocytosis, a common laboratory finding, is most often due to relatively benign conditions (infections or inflammatory processes). Much less common but more serious causes include primary bone marrow disorders. The normal reaction of bone marrow to infection or inflammation leads to ...

American Family Physician : Article

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2000/1101/p2053.html

Levonorgestrel-Releasing Intrauterine System (Mirena) for Contraception - STEPS - ...

May 15, 2006 - The levonorgestrel-releasing intrauterine system is a reliable, reversible, low-maintenance method of long-term contraception. Rates of failure are similar to those of female sterilization, and the risk of expulsion is minimal for most users.

American Family Physician : STEPS

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2006/0515/p1799.html

Liberal vs. Conservative Oxygen Therapy in the Acutely Ill - Medicine by the Numbers - ...

Jan 1, 2019 - This review compares liberal and conservative oxygen therapy in acutely ill adults and their effect on mortality (in-hospital, 30-day, and longest follow-up) and morbidity (disability at longest follow-up, risk of hospital-acquired pneumonia, any hospital-acquired infection, and length ...

American Family Physician : Medicine by the Numbers

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2019/0101/od1.html

Lice and Scabies - American Family Physician

Sep 15, 2012 - ...Next: Transient Ischemic Attack View the full table of contents >> Home / Journals / afp / Vol. 86/No. 6(September 15, 2012) / Lice and Scabies

American Family Physician : Patient Handout

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2012/0915/p535-s1.html

Lifestyle Changes to Manage Type 2 Diabetes - American Family Physician

Jan 1, 2009 - ...You can improve your overall health, lower your blood sugar levels, and lower your chance of having a heart attack or stroke by changing your diet and activities. Here are a few things you can do to stay as healthy as possible after you've been diagnosed with type 2 diabetes....

American Family Physician : Patient Handout

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2009/0101/p42.html

Linagliptin and Glimepiride Equally Effective for Adults with Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus ... Restricted content. Login required.

Mar 1, 2020 - This study found that linagliptin is noninferior to glimepiride for reducing the risk of cardiovascular death, myocardial infarction, and stroke in adults with type 2 diabetes at an increased risk of cardiovascular disease.

American Family Physician : POEMs

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2020/0301/p309a.html

Linking the Hospital and the Office in Cardiovascular Secondary Prevention - Editorials...

Feb 1, 2005 - ...Cardiovascular disease and stroke cause 38.5 percent of all deaths in the United States.1 Despite the existence of guidelines for secondary prevention of cardiovascular disease from the American Heart Association (AHA) and the American College of Cardiology (ACC),2 many patients...

American Family Physician : Editorials

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2005/0201/p430.html

Lipid Lowering Is Beneficial for Secondary Prevention but Not Primary Prevention in ... Restricted content. Login required.

Jun 1, 2021 - Does lipid lowering reduce major vascular events in patients 75 years and older?

American Family Physician : POEMs

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2021/0601/p695a.html

Living with Hypertension - American Family Physician

Mar 1, 1998 - ...the blood vessels (veins and arteries). High blood pressure damages the blood vessels. It can lead to serious health problems, including stroke, heart attack, heart failure and kidney failure. How can I find out if I have hypertension? You can only tell you have hypertension by...

American Family Physician : Patient Handout

https://www.aafp.org/afp/1998/0301/p1019.html

Localized Prostate Cancer: Treatment Options - American Family Physician

Jun 15, 2018 - In the United States, prostate cancer will be diagnosed in one out of seven men in his lifetime. Most cases are localized, and only one in 39 men will die from the disease. Prostate cancer is most often detected using serum prostate-specific antigen testing. The National Comprehensive ...

American Family Physician : Article

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2018/0615/p798.html

Lofexidine (Lucemyra) for Treatment of Opioid Withdrawal Symptoms - STEPS - American ...

Mar 15, 2019 - Lofexidine has been shown to be as effective as clonidine at controlling some of the symptoms of withdrawal from opioid use. It may have a small additional benefit for maintaining abstinence in patients switched to buprenorphine or methadone for long-term maintenance.

American Family Physician : STEPS

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2019/0315/p392.html

Long COVID: A Primer for Family Physicians - Editorials - American Family Physician

Dec 15, 2020 - As the United States struggles with a prolonged wave of acute coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19; see article recently published in American Family Physician), family physicians need to be prepared to care for patients presenting with postacute (one to three months) or chronic (beyond ...

American Family Physician : Editorials

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2020/1215/p716.html

Long-Term Standard-Dose Warfarin to Prevent Thrombosis - Letters to the Editor - ...

Jul 1, 2005 - ...and significant reduction in the risk of recurrent venous thromboembolism with little evidence of increased risk of major hemorrhage or stroke. They conclude that long-term low-intensity anticoagulation is a highly effective method of preventing recurrent venous thromboembolism....

American Family Physician : Letter

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2005/0701/p36.html

Low-Dose Edoxaban Effective for Stroke Prevention in Older Patients with Atrial ... Restricted content. Login required.

Mar 1, 2021 - A lower dose of edoxaban is effective in decreasing stroke and systemic embolism in older patients with atrial fibrillation compared with placebo.

American Family Physician : POEMs

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2021/0301/p312a.html

Lower Extremity Abnormalities in Children

August 15, 2017:Date xx, xxxx

American Family Physician

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2017/0815/afp20170815p226.pdf

Lower Extremity Abnormalities in Children - American Family Physician

Aug 15, 2017 - Leg and foot problems in childhood are common causes of parental concern. Rotational problems include intoeing and out-toeing. Intoeing is most common in infants and young children. Intoeing is caused by metatarsus adductus, internal tibial torsion, and femoral anteversion. Out-toeing ...

American Family Physician : Article

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2017/0815/p226.html

Lower Extremity Peripheral Artery Disease: Diagnosis and Treatment - American Family ...

Mar 15, 2019 - Lower extremity peripheral artery disease (PAD) affects 12% to 20% of Americans 60 years and older. The most significant risk factors for PAD are hyperlipidemia, hypertension, diabetes mellitus, chronic kidney disease, and smoking; the presence of three or more factors confers a 10-fold...

American Family Physician : Article

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2019/0315/p362.html

Lown Right Care: Reducing Overuse and Underuse Department Collection - American Family ...

Lown Right Care: Reducing Overuse and Underuse is a collaboration between American Family Physician and the Lown Institute. The goal is to promote a vision for delivering health care that is true to the evidence, balanced in its approach, and focused on the patient.

American Family Physician : Department Collection

https://www.aafp.org/afp/viewRelatedDepartmentsByDepartment.htm?departmentId=118

Lown Right Care: Reducing Overuse and Underuse Department Collection - American Family ...

Lown Right Care: Reducing Overuse and Underuse is a collaboration between American Family Physician and the Lown Institute. The goal is to promote a vision for delivering health care that is true to the evidence, balanced in its approach, and focused on the patient.

American Family Physician : Department Collection

https://www.aafp.org/afp/viewRelatedDepartmentsByDepartment.htm?departmentId=118&page=0

Lung Cancer Screening Is Cost-Effective, but Only If Done Correctly - POEMs - American ...

Mar 1, 2015 - The U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) gave lung cancer screening a B recommendation on the basis of the reductions in disease-specific mortality and all-cause mortality seen in the National Lung Screening Trial (NLST). The NLST does not consider cost or cost-effectiveness in ...

American Family Physician : POEMs

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2015/0301/p328.html

Maggot Debridement Therapy for Diabetic Necrotic Foot - Letters to the Editor - ...

Dec 15, 2003 - ...Previous: How to Prevent a Stroke Next: A Systematic Review of Low-Carbohydrate Diets View the full table of contents >> Home / Journals / afp / Vol. 68/No. 12(December 15, 2003) / Maggot Debridement Therapy for Diabetic Necrotic Foot...

American Family Physician : Letter

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2003/1215/p2327.html

Maintenance Intravenous Fluids in Children: AAP Provides Recommendations - Practice ...

Aug 15, 2019 - The American Academy of Pediatrics has created an evidence-based guideline recommending the use of isotonic fluids for patients 28 days to 18 years of age to reduce the risk of developing hyponatremia.

American Family Physician : Practice Guidelines

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2019/0815/p251.html

Management of Acute Renal Failure - American Family Physician

Nov 1, 2005 - Acute renal failure is present in 1 to 5 percent of patients at hospital admission and affects up to 20 percent of patients in intensive care units. The condition has prerenal, intrarenal, and postrenal causes, with prerenal conditions accounting for 60 to 70 percent of cases. The cause...

American Family Physician : Article

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2005/1101/p1739.html

Management of Acute Renal Failure - American Family Physician

...Diabetes mellitus, multiple sclerosis, stroke Neurogenic bladder Surgical history Recent surgery or procedure Atheroemboli, contrast agent, ischemia, endocarditis Medication history Acyclovir (Zovirax), angiotensin- converting enzyme inhibitors, antibiotics,...

American Family Physician

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2005/1101/afp20051101p1739.pdf

Management of Atrial Fibrillation: Updated Guidance from the AHA, ACC, and HRS - ... Restricted content. Login required.

Jan 15, 2020 - This guideline on atrial fibrillation (AF) management from the American Heart Association (AHA), American College of Cardiology (ACC), and Heart Rhythm Society (HRS) is an update of the 2014 version and is based on new evidence from clinical trials and the U.S. Food and Drug ...

American Family Physician : Practice Guidelines

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2020/0115/p123.html

Management of Bacterial Endocarditis - American Family Physician

Mar 15, 2000 - Most cases of bacterial endocarditis involve infection with viridans streptococci, enterococci, coagulase-positive staphylococci or coagulase-negative staphylococci. The choice of antibiotic therapy for bacterial endocarditis is determined by the identity and antibiotic susceptibility ...

American Family Physician : Article

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2000/0315/p1725.html

Management of Binge-Eating Disorder in Adults - Implementing AHRQ Effective Health Care...

Mar 1, 2017 - What are the benefits and harms of treatments for adults with binge-eating disorder?

American Family Physician : Implementing AHRQ Effective Health Care Reviews

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2017/0301/p324.html

Management of Bipolar Disorder - American Family Physician

Sep 15, 2000 - Bipolar disorder most commonly is diagnosed in persons between 18 and 24 years of age. The clinical presentations of this disorder are broad and include mania, hypomania and psychosis. Frequently associated comorbid conditions include substance abuse and anxiety disorders. Patients with...

American Family Physician : Article

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2000/0915/p1343.html

Management of Blood Glucose in Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus - American Family Physician

Jan 1, 2009 - Evidence-based guidelines for the treatment of type 2 diabetes mellitus focus on three areas: intensive lifestyle intervention that includes at least 150 minutes per week of physical activity, weight loss with an initial goal of 7 percent of baseline weight, and a low-fat, ...

American Family Physician : Article

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2009/0101/p29.html

Management of Common Arrhythmias: Part I. Supraventricular Arrhythmias - American ...

Jun 15, 2002 - Family physicians frequently encounter patients with symptoms that could be related to cardiac arrhythmias, most commonly atrial fibrillation or supraventricular tachycardias. The initial management of atrial fibrillation includes ventricular rate control to provide adequate cardiac ...

American Family Physician : Article

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2002/0615/p2479.html

Management of Common Arrhythmias: Part I. Supraventricular Arrhythmias -- American ...

...The annual risk of stroke in patients with atrial fibrillation and normal valve function has been reported to be 4.5 percent per year.4 Anticoagulation with warfarin (Coumadin) reduces the risk by about two thirds.4 The mortality rate for stroke in patients with atrial...

American Family Physician

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2002/0615/afp20020615p2479.pdf

Management of Common Arrhythmias: Part II. Ventricular Arrhythmias and Arrhythmias in ...

Jun 15, 2002 - In patients without established cardiac disease, the occurrence of premature ventricular complexes without sustained ventricular tachycardia is more an annoyance than a medical risk, and treatment is not required. In contrast, patients with established heart disease and premature ...

American Family Physician : Article

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2002/0615/p2491.html

Management of Common Arrhythmias: Part II. Ventricular Arrhythmias and Arrhythmias in ...

...patients with acute myocardial infarction.24 It is most often associ- ated with larger anterior infarcts and signals an increased risk for stroke, as well as increased mortality.27 Sinus bradycardia is particularly common in patients 2494 AMERICAN FAMILY PHYSICIAN...

American Family Physician

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2002/0615/afp20020615p2491.pdf

Management of Common Sleep Disorders - American Family Physician

Aug 15, 2013 - Sleep disorders are common and affect sleep quality and quantity, leading to increased morbidity. Patients with sleep disorders can be categorized as those who cannot sleep, those who will not sleep, those with excessive daytime sleepiness, and those with increased movements during ...

American Family Physician : Article

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2013/0815/p231.html

Management of Erectile Dysfunction - American Family Physician

Feb 1, 2010 - Erectile dysfunction (ED) is the most common sexual problem in men. The incidence increases with age and affects up to one third of men throughout their lives. It causes a substantial negative impact on intimate relationships, quality of life, and self-esteem. History and physical ...

American Family Physician : Article

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2010/0201/p305.html

Management of Falls in Older Persons:

...History of cerebrovascular accident or transient ischemic attack History of falls History of fractures Recently discharged from hospital (within one month)7 White race Information from references 1 and 7. Downloaded from the American Family Physician Web site at...

American Family Physician

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2011/1201/afp20111201p1267.pdf

Management of Falls in Older Persons: A Prescription for Prevention - American Family ...

Dec 1, 2011 - Although falls are a common cause of injury in older persons, they are not just a normal part of the aging process. The American Geriatrics Society and British Geriatrics Society recommend that all adults older than 65 years be screened annually for a history of falls or balance ...

American Family Physician : Article

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2011/1201/p1267.html

Management of Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease - American Family Physician

Oct 1, 2003 - The primary treatment goals in patients with gastroesophageal reflux disease are relief of symptoms, prevention of symptom relapse, healing of erosive esophagitis, and prevention of complications of esophagitis. In patients with reflux esophagitis, treatment is directed at acid ...

American Family Physician : Article

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2003/1001/p1311.html

Management of Giant Cell Arteritis and Polymyalgia Rheumatica - American Family Physician

Apr 1, 2000 - Giant cell arteritis and polymyalgia rheumatica are closely related disorders that affect persons more than 50 years of age and cause substantial morbidity. Patients with giant cell arteritis typically have a localized headache, nonspecific systemic symptoms, temporal artery tenderness ...

American Family Physician : Article

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2000/0401/p2061.html

Management of Heatstroke and Heat Exhaustion - American Family Physician

Jun 1, 2005 - Heat exhaustion and heatstroke are part of a continuum of heat-related illness. Both are common and preventable conditions affecting diverse patients. Recent research has identified a cascade of inflammatory pathologic events that begins with mild heat exhaustion and, if uninterrupted, ...

American Family Physician : Article

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2005/0601/p2133.html

Management of Heatstroke and Heat Exhaustion - American Family Physician

...stroke, rapid diagnosis and effective cooling are crucial, because the condition triggers a series of metabolic events that may progress to irreversible injury or death. Definitions Heat-related illnesses typically are categorized as heat exhaustion or heatstroke. Heatstroke is...

American Family Physician

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2005/0601/afp20050601p2133.pdf

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