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There Is No Substitute for a Thorough Drug History - Letters to the Editor - American ...

Sep 15, 2003 - ...discomfort, anorexia, and weight loss of 15 lb. There was no history of fever, vomiting, diarrhea, or dysuria. Medical history included hypertension, osteoarthritis, benign prostatic hypertrophy, and hypercholesterolemia. The patient denied using tobacco or alcohol, but was taking...

American Family Physician : Letter

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Tips From Other Journals - American Family Physician

Sep 15, 2003 - ...of unknown clinical significance. A plasma free-metanephrine determination can detect or rule out pheochromocytoma. If the patient has hypertension, a serum potassium level and a plasma aldosterone concentration–plasma renin activity ratio can identify primary aldosteronism. Imaging...

American Family Physician : Tip

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New Developments in the Management of Hypertension - American Family Physician

Sep 1, 2003 - The management of hypertension has evolved over the past decade. Isolated systolic blood pressure elevation, the most common form of uncontrolled hypertension, is recognized as a significant risk factor for vascular complications in patients with hypertension. Nutritional management of ...

American Family Physician : Article

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Smallpox Vaccine: Contraindications, Administration, and Adverse Reactions - American ...

Sep 1, 2003 - Since the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001, and the anthrax exposures in the following weeks, concern that smallpox could be used as a biologic weapon has increased. Public health departments and the U.S. military have begun the process of vaccinating soldiers and civilian ...

American Family Physician : Article

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Recognition and Prevention of Inhalant Abuse - American Family Physician

Sep 1, 2003 - Inhalant abuse is a prevalent and often overlooked form of substance abuse in adolescents. Survey results consistently show that nearly 20 percent of children in middle school and high school have experimented with inhaled substances. The method of delivery is inhalation of a solvent ...

American Family Physician : Article

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Is Leflunomide as Safe and Effective in the Treatment of Rheumatoid Arthritis as Other ...

Sep 1, 2003 - Compared with placebo, leflunomide improves clinical outcomes and delays radiologic progression of rheumatoid arthritis. After two years of treatment, leflunomide is as safe as sulfasalazine and more effective. Leflunomide's efficacy and adverse events are similar to those of ...

American Family Physician : Cochrane for Clinicians

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Examinations Should Include Food Allergy Tests - Letters to the Editor - American ...

Sep 1, 2003 - ...for beta blockade. Diabetes that does not require insulin is a minor criteria, and, in conjunction with age greater than 65 years, hypertension, current smoking, or total cholesterol level more than 240, also is an indication for beta blockade. M. LEE CHAMBLISS, M.D., M.S.P.H. Moses...

American Family Physician : Letter

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Tips From Other Journals - American Family Physician

Sep 1, 2003 - ...mortality. Recent research has demonstrated the important role of the renin-angiotensin aldosterone system in the increased risk for hypertension and cardiovascular disease in patients with type 2 diabetes. McFarlane and Sowers reviewed the role of aldosterone as an added risk...

American Family Physician : Tip

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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 ...

American Family Physician : Article

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2003/0815/p697.html

West Nile Virus in the United States: An Update on an Emerging Infectious Disease - ...

Aug 15, 2003 - West Nile virus is a mosquito-borne flavivirus and human neuropathogen. Since the virus was recognized in New York City in 1999, it has spread rapidly across the United States, with human disease documented in 39 states and the District of Columbia. West Nile virus can cause a broad ...

American Family Physician : Article

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Quantum Sufficit - Aug 15, 2003 - American Family Physician

Aug 15, 2003 - ...Artery Risk Development in Young Adults study, those with a stronger sense of time urgency and impatience were more likely to develop hypertension within the next 13 years. The study supports the hypothesis that certain components of type A behavior pose health risks. Here's some...

American Family Physician : Quantum Sufficit

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Tips From Other Journals - American Family Physician

Aug 15, 2003 - ...Graduated compression therapy to overcome venous hypertension is useful and can be applied using inelastic or elastic bandages. An inelastic bandage such as the Unna boot (a moist, pasty bandage that hardens to inelasticity) applies more pressure with activity. However, this type of...

American Family Physician : Tip

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Tips From Other Journals - American Family Physician

Aug 15, 2003 - ...Because untreated pulmonary embolism (PE) can be rapidly fatal or cause permanent disability from pulmonary hypertension, an accurate and rapid diagnosis is essential. Deep venous thrombosis (DVT) and pulmonary embolism are closely associated. The approach to patients with signs and...

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Management of Status Epilepticus - American Family Physician

Aug 1, 2003 - Status epilepticus is an increasingly recognized public health problem in the United States. Status epilepticus is associated with a high mortality rate that is largely contingent on the duration of the condition before initial treatment, the etiology of the condition, and the age of ...

American Family Physician : Article

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Tips From Other Journals - American Family Physician

Aug 1, 2003 - ...should be closely monitored. Because OCPs can increase blood pressure, they should be prescribed with caution in patients with mild hypertension and patients who smoke (see accompanying table). The best OCP to select is the one with the lowest effective estrogen dose. Side effects...

American Family Physician : Tip

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Poems & Tips From Other Journals - American Family Physician

Aug 1, 2003 - ...Synopsis: The investigators of this multinational study enrolled 1,715 patients with type 2 diabetes and nephropathy, most of whom had hypertension. Allocation to treatment assignment was concealed. The patients had significant proteinuria, averaging 2.9 g of urinary protein per...

American Family Physician : Tip

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Tips From Other Journals - American Family Physician

Aug 1, 2003 - ...vascular endothelial function that is compromised by other risk factors for cardiovascular disease including hyperlipidemia, smoking, and hypertension. Endothelial dysfunction can result from these disorders and can progress to atherosclerosis. To evaluate the correlation between...

American Family Physician : Tip

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Tips From Other Journals - American Family Physician

Aug 1, 2003 - ...creatinine levels. The dosage used in this study was substantially less than the dosage normally used in the treatment of cirrhosis or hypertension (25 to 50 mg per day). Spironolactone is easier to start and titrate than the standard heart failure treatment of...

American Family Physician : Tip

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AAFP News - Aug 1, 2003 - American Family Physician

Aug 1, 2003 - Selected policy and health issues news briefs from AAFP News Now.

American Family Physician : AAFP News: AFP Edition

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

Jul 15, 2003 - ...JNC 7 Express: New Thinking in Hypertension Treatment LEE GREEN, M.D., M.P.H. University of Michigan Medical School Ann Arbor, Michigan Am Fam Physician. 2003 Jul 15;68(2):228-230. Related Content In May 2003, the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute's Seventh Joint National...

American Family Physician : Editorials

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NHLBI Releases New High Blood Pressure Guidelines - Practice Guidelines - American ...

Jul 15, 2003 - New guidelines for the prevention and management of hypertension are available from the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI). According to the NHLBI, hypertension affects about 50 million persons in the United States.

American Family Physician : Practice Guidelines

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2003/0715/p376.html

Clinical Briefs - Jul 15, 2003 - American Family Physician

Jul 15, 2003 - ...present during childhood, there is no consensus on the optimal assessment and treatment of insulin resistance syndrome (i.e., obesity, hypertension, dyslipidemia, and hyper-insulinemia). The American Heart Association has issued a statement reviewing risk factors for these...

American Family Physician : Clinical Briefs

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2003/0715/p382.html

Diary from a Week in Practice - Jul 15, 2003 - American Family Physician

Jul 15, 2003 - ...Previous: JNC 7 Express: New Thinking in Hypertension Treatment Next: Should We Offer Routine Breast Cancer Screening with Mammography? View the full table of contents >> Home / Journals / afp / Vol. 68/No. 2(July 15, 2003) / Diary from a Week in Practice: Diary from a Week...

American Family Physician : Diary from a Week in Practice

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Tips From Other Journals - American Family Physician

Jul 15, 2003 - ...were included in the study. Aspirin use and tobacco cessation were recommended to all patients, along with tight control of diabetes and hypertension. Patients were aggressively treated, resulting in optimal improvement in all lipid parameters. About 50 percent of patients in both...

American Family Physician : Tip

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Heart Failure - American Family Physician

Jul 15, 2003 - ...High blood pressure (also known as hypertension) Problems with any of the heart valves Abnormal heart rhythms (also called arrhythmias) Toxic substances (such as alcohol abuse) Congenital heart disease (a heart problem you were born with) What are the symptoms of heart failure? Some...

American Family Physician : Patient Handout

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AAFP News - Jul 15, 2003 - American Family Physician

Jul 15, 2003 - Selected policy and health issues news briefs from AAFP News Now.

American Family Physician : AAFP News: AFP Edition

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Heart Attack: Warning Signs and Tips on Prevention - American Family Physician

Jul 15, 2003 - ...If you have hypertension, control your blood pressure. Talk to your doctor about whether aspirin would help reduce your risk of a heart attack. Aspirin can help keep your blood from forming clots that can eventually block the arteries. Read the full article. Get immediate access,...

American Family Physician : Patient Handout

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Potential Causes of Secondary Hypertension - Letters to the Editor - American Family ...

Jul 1, 2003 - ...Causes of Secondary Hypertension Am Fam Physician. 2003 Jul 1;68(1):42. to the editor: Concerning the excellent article, Diagnosing Secondary Hypertension, 1 by Dr. Onusko, which mentions many rare but relevant possibilities for the cause of secondary hypertension, may I add one...

American Family Physician : Letter

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ACE Inhibitor Use and Elevated Creatinine Levels - Letters to the Editor - American ...

Jul 1, 2003 - ...With constant revising of the best practice recommendations based on results of new trials, I welcomed the article1 and editorial2 on hypertension in patients with diabetes in American Family Physician. However, the editorial2 by Dr. Bakris surprised me in its facile diagnosis and...

American Family Physician : Letter

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Behavioral Counseling in Primary Care to Promote a Healthy Diet - Putting Prevention ...

Jul 1, 2003 - Case study: More than 80 percent of Americans eat fewer than the recommended number of daily servings of fruit, vegetables, and grain products. Furthermore, they receive more than the recommended proportions of daily calories from saturated fat and total fat. You contemplate ...

American Family Physician : Putting Prevention into Practice

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Diary from a Week in Practice - Jul 1, 2003 - American Family Physician

Jul 1, 2003 - ...sleep aids only made him feel fuzzy in the morning. He was an overweight man with a short, stocky neck, and I was treating him for mild hypertension and acid reflux disease. My examination of his nose and throat did not uncover any evidence of upper airway obstruction. I had to...

American Family Physician : Diary from a Week in Practice

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2003/0701/p79.html

Over-the-Counter Medications in Pregnancy - American Family Physician

Jun 15, 2003 - Pregnant women commonly use over-the-counter medications. Although most over-the-counter drugs have an excellent safety profile, some have unproven safety or are known to adversely affect the fetus. The safety profile of some medications may change according to the gestational age of ...

American Family Physician : Article

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The Abnormal Fontanel - American Family Physician

Jun 15, 2003 - The diagnosis of an abnormal fontanel requires an understanding of the wide variation of normal. At birth, an infant has six fontanels. The anterior fontanel is the largest and most important for clinical evaluation. The average size of the anterior fontanel is 2.1 cm, and the median ...

American Family Physician : Article

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Diagnosis and Management of Acute Interstitial Nephritis - American Family Physician

Jun 15, 2003 - Acute interstitial nephritis is an important cause of acute renal failure resulting from immune-mediated tubulointerstitial injury, initiated by medications, infection, and other causes. Acute interstitial nephritis may be implicated in up to 15 percent of patients hospitalized for ...

American Family Physician : Article

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Severe Hyponatremia as a Result of Thiazide Diuretic - Letters to the Editor - American...

Jun 15, 2003 - ...His medical history was remarkable for hypertension diagnosed 12 months before for which he was taking lisinopril/hydrochlorothiazide, 20/25 mg daily. Social history was significant for 10 years of alcohol abuse with reported minimal intake over the last six months following a stay...

American Family Physician : Letter

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Behavioral Counseling in Primary Care to Promote a Healthy Diet - U.S. Preventive ...

Jun 15, 2003 - This statement summarizes the current U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) recommendations on counseling to promote a healthy diet in primary care patients and the supporting scientific evidence, and it updates the 1996 recommendations contained in the Guide to Clinical ...

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

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Tips From Other Journals - American Family Physician

Jun 15, 2003 - ...population that attended was similar to those who were invited except they tended to be more affluent and smoked less. The prevalence of hypertension and coronary heart disease was similar to that in the general population. Information obtained during the session included a...

American Family Physician : Tip

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Automated Ambulatory Blood Pressure Monitoring: Clinical Utility in the Family Practice...

Jun 1, 2003 - Although the percentage of patients who are treated for hypertension has increased, the percentage of those who demonstrate control of blood pressure has declined. As a result of this trend, clinicians may increasingly rely on ambulatory blood pressure monitoring to improve the ...

American Family Physician : Article

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Acute Abdominal Pain in Children - American Family Physician

Jun 1, 2003 - Acute abdominal pain in children presents a diagnostic dilemma. Although many cases of acute abdominal pain are benign, some require rapid diagnosis and treatment to minimize morbidity. Numerous disorders can cause abdominal pain. The most common medical cause is gastroenteritis, and ...

American Family Physician : Article

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Use of Atypical Antipsychotics in Patients with Dementia - American Family Physician

Jun 1, 2003 - Increasingly, atypical antipsychotic drugs are prescribed for elderly patients with symptoms of psychosis and behavioral disturbances. These symptoms often occur in patients with Alzheimer's disease, other dementias, or Parkinson's disease. As the average age of Americans increases, the...

American Family Physician : Article

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Ambulatory Blood Pressure Monitoring: Technology with a Purpose - Editorials - American...

Jun 1, 2003 - ...Hypertension and its sequelae are responsible for many visits to family physicians. Office-based measurement of blood pressure using aneroid or mercury sphygmomanometry is central to such visits. In this issue of American Family Physician, Marchiando and Elston1 review a different,...

American Family Physician : Editorials

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Clinical Briefs - Jun 1, 2003 - American Family Physician

Jun 1, 2003 - ...to be taken by unknowing nitrate users is real, because erectile dysfunction is often a concurrent condition in patients with diabetes, hypertension, and hyperlipi-demia, and in smokers and patients with ischemic heart disease. Consumers who have used this product and have medical...

American Family Physician : Clinical Briefs

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Tips From Other Journals - American Family Physician

Jun 1, 2003 - ...Recent evidence shows that obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) increases nocturnal blood pressure and is a risk factor for arterial hypertension during the day. While nasal continuous positive airway pressure (nCPAP) has been shown to improve symptoms in patients with OSA, its role in...

American Family Physician : Tip

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Using an Ambulatory Blood Pressure Monitor - American Family Physician

Jun 1, 2003 - ...in your body. In some people, it takes a lot of force. These people have what is called high blood pressure. Another word for it is hypertension. Blood pressure is recorded as two numbers separated by a slash, like 120/80. The first number is the systolic pressure; it is the force...

American Family Physician : Patient Handout

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Should Active Management of the Third Stage of Labor Be Routine? - Cochrane for ...

May 15, 2003 - Active management of the third stage of labor (i.e., administration of a uterotonic medication before the placenta is delivered, early clamping and cutting of the umbilical cord, and application of controlled traction to the cord) is associated with reduced maternal blood loss, fewer ...

American Family Physician : Cochrane for Clinicians

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2003/0515/p2119.html

Screening for Type 2 Diabetes in Adults - U.S. Preventive Services Task Force - ...

May 15, 2003 - This statement summarizes the current U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) recommendations on screening for type 2 diabetes in adults and the supporting scientific evidence.

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

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2003/0515/p2177.html

Clinical Briefs - May 15, 2003 - American Family Physician

May 15, 2003 - ...selectively blocking aldosterone receptors. Clinical studies suggest that aldosterone contributes to the development and progression of hypertension. Eplerenone can be administered separately or in combination with other antihypertensive therapies. Side effects include dizziness,...

American Family Physician : Clinical Briefs

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Tips From Other Journals - American Family Physician

May 15, 2003 - ...Compared with white Americans, blacks are six times more likely to develop hypertension-related end-stage renal disease. In the African American Study of Kidney Disease and Hypertension, Wright and colleagues attempted to determine whether lowering blood pressure would slow the...

American Family Physician : Tip

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A Practical Approach to Hypercalcemia - American Family Physician

May 1, 2003 - Hypercalcemia is a disorder commonly encountered by primary care physicians. The diagnosis often is made incidentally in asymptomatic patients. Clinical manifestations affect the neuromuscular, gastrointestinal, renal, skeletal, and cardiovascular systems. The most common causes of ...

American Family Physician : Article

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Open-Angle Glaucoma - American Family Physician

May 1, 2003 - Glaucoma is the second most common cause of legal blindness in the United States. Open-angle glaucoma is an asymptomatic, progressive optic neuropathy characterized by enlarging optic disc cupping and visual field loss. Patients at increased risk for open-angle glaucoma include blacks ...

American Family Physician : Article

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Do I Have to Resuscitate This Patient Against Her Wishes? - Curbside Consultation - ...

May 1, 2003 - In this case scenario, the family physician successfully performed a task that often is forgotten during physician-patient visits—the physician frequently discussed with this patient her wishes for end-of-life care. The conversations specifically included her thoughts about respirators,...

American Family Physician : Curbside Consultation

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Diary from a Week in Practice - May 1, 2003 - American Family Physician

May 1, 2003 - ...accompanied by his wife, and I hardly recognized either of them. A few months ago, this 38-year-old, overweight man with well-controlled hypertension on losartan (Cozaar) had screening laboratory work done. He was dismayed to learn that his fasting blood glucose level was 204 mg per...

American Family Physician : Diary from a Week in Practice

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Behavioral Counseling in Primary Care to Promote Physical Activity - Putting Prevention...

May 1, 2003 - Case study: SR, a 40-year-old woman with no significant medical history other than smoking, comes to you for a check-up. You counsel her on smoking cessation and review her preventive health needs. You wonder if you should counsel SR regarding physical activity.

American Family Physician : Putting Prevention into Practice

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Diary from a Week in Practice - Apr 15, 2003 - American Family Physician

Apr 15, 2003 - ...day. His patient was a 33-year-old woman who weighed well over 300 lb. She was in the office that afternoon to follow up on diabetes and hypertension, both of which were only moderately well controlled. MJ had seen the patient regularly during the past two years. They had discussed...

American Family Physician : Diary from a Week in Practice

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Tips From Other Journals - American Family Physician

Apr 15, 2003 - ...included cholesterol level, age, gender, etiology of valvular stenosis, smoking history, and diagnosis of other chronic diseases such as hypertension, diabetes, and coronary disease. A second echo-cardiogram of the aortic valve was obtained at least six months after the initial...

American Family Physician : Tip

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AAFP News - Apr 15, 2003 - American Family Physician

Apr 15, 2003 - Selected policy and health issues news briefs from AAFP News Now.

American Family Physician : AAFP News: AFP Edition

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Recognition of Alcohol and Substance Abuse - American Family Physician

Apr 1, 2003 - Ten percent of the population abuses drugs or alcohol, and 20 percent of patients seen by family physicians have substance-abuse problems, excluding tobacco use. These patients can be identified by relying on regular screening or a high index of suspicion based on

American Family Physician : Article

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ACOG Releases Guidelines on Diagnosis and Management of Polycystic Ovary Syndrome - ...

Apr 1, 2003 - The American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG) has published a clinical management guideline on the diagnosis and management of polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS). As proposed by the National Institutes of Health (NIH), the diagnostic criteria are chronic anovulation and ...

American Family Physician : Practice Guidelines

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Tips From Other Journals - American Family Physician

Apr 1, 2003 - ...did not show any changes. Baseline characteristics, including age, sex, body mass index, cholesterol levels, smoking status, presence of hypertension, presence of diabetes, and presence of family history of coronary heart disease, were compared among the groups. During a median...

American Family Physician : Tip

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Tips From Other Journals - American Family Physician

Apr 1, 2003 - ...common adverse effects involved cutaneous effects on the skin, but Cushingoid changes, gastrointestinal upset, myopathy, weight gain, hypertension, and osteoporosis were also common. Only two patients (5 percent) had complications resulting from surgical treatment. Complete...

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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 ...

American Family Physician : Article

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Early Diagnosis and Treatment Vital in Cases of Foot Fractures - Letters to the Editor ...

Mar 15, 2003 - ...Hypertension Should Be Confirmed Before Treatment to the editor: I would like to thank Dr. Niedfeldt and American Family Physician for the fine article, Managing Hypertension in Athletes and Physically Active Patients. 1 However, I would like to add a point to this statement: If...

American Family Physician : Letter

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AAFP/ACP-ASIM Release Guidelines on the Management and Prevention of Migraines - ...

Mar 15, 2003 - Guidelines for primary care physicians on the pharmacologic management of acute migraine attacks and the prevention of migraines are available from the American Academy of Family Physicians (AAFP) and the American College of Physicians–American Society of Internal Medicine (ACP-ASIM).

American Family Physician : Practice Guidelines

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Possible Side Effects Should Be Discussed with Patients - Letters to the Editor - ...

Mar 15, 2003 - ...to the editor: I enjoyed reading the article, Managing Hypertension in Athletes and Physically Active Patients, 1 in American Family Physician. As a primary care physician, I concur with the importance of screening this target group of athletes and other physically active persons...

American Family Physician : Letter

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Possible Side Effects Should Be Discussed with Patients - Letters to the Editor - ...

Mar 15, 2003 - ...Previous: Hypertension Should Be Confirmed Before Treatment Next: Importance of Colorectal Cancer Screening View the full table of contents >> Home / Journals / afp / Vol. 67/No. 6(March 15, 2003) / Possible Side Effects Should Be Discussed with Patients...

American Family Physician : Letter

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Early Diagnosis and Treatment Vital in Cases of Foot Fractures - Letters to the Editor ...

Mar 15, 2003 - ...Next: Hypertension Should Be Confirmed Before Treatment View the full table of contents >> Home / Journals / afp / Vol. 67/No. 6(March 15, 2003) / Early Diagnosis and Treatment Vital in Cases of Foot Fractures...

American Family Physician : Letter

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Tips From Other Journals - American Family Physician

Mar 15, 2003 - ...instability begins with endothelial activation caused by both the classic cardiac risk factors (elevated cholesterol levels, smoking, and hypertension) and more recently identified factors (homocysteine, immune complexes, and some infectious agents). Activated endothelium causes...

American Family Physician : Tip

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Tips From Other Journals - American Family Physician

Mar 15, 2003 - ...Hypertension is a risk factor for CHF and also increases the risk of myocardial infarction. Uncontrolled hypertension is an important contributor to the lifetime risk of CHF. In patients who have blood pressures greater than 160/100 mm Hg, the lifetime risk of developing CHF is...

American Family Physician : Tip

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Tips From Other Journals - American Family Physician

Mar 15, 2003 - ...The cost of antihypertensive drugs accounts for nearly one half of the expense of caring for patients with hypertension and its complications. To determine the relative efficacy of newer antihypertensive agents compared with older, less costly drugs, the research group of the...

American Family Physician : Tip

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Tips From Other Journals - American Family Physician

Mar 15, 2003 - ...but true ischemic events are rare. Contraindications include risk of heart disease, basilar or hemiplegic migraine, or uncontrolled hypertension. Intranasal dihydroergotamine may be useful; the efficacy of intravenous preparations is less clear. Of the opioid preparations, only...

American Family Physician : Tip

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Tips From Other Journals - American Family Physician

Mar 15, 2003 - ...from the hospital. Patient information was collected on all participants and included information on age, gender, hyperlipidemia, hypertension, smoking, and cardiac history. The participants were then followed for an average of 3.3 years to determine all causes of mortality. There...

American Family Physician : Tip

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Tips From Other Journals - American Family Physician

Mar 15, 2003 - ...rates were similar in the two groups (4.2 percent for celecoxib, 3.5 percent for diclofenac-omeprazole). Adverse renal effects (e.g., hypertension, peripheral edema, creatinine level greater than 2.2 mg per dL [200 mmol per L]) occurred in a substantial portion of both groups (24.3...

American Family Physician : Tip

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Diagnosing Night Sweats - American Family Physician

Mar 1, 2003 - Night sweats are a common outpatient complaint, yet literature on the subject is scarce. Tuberculosis and lymphoma are diseases in which night sweats are a dominant symptom, but these are infrequently found to be the cause of night sweats in modern practice. While these diseases remain ...

American Family Physician : Article

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Diary from a Week in Practice - Mar 1, 2003 - American Family Physician

Mar 1, 2003 - ...history of cardiovascular disease. Her checkups have always been normal. Irene figured she was about the least likely person to develop hypertension. Surprise! While sitting in my office and describing a recent nosebleed, Irene's blood pressure was 210/110 mm Hg. Three additional...

American Family Physician : Diary from a Week in Practice

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Do I Get to Decide Who Should Have a Baby? - Curbside Consultation - American Family ...

Mar 1, 2003 - In this case scenario, the patient believes that having her boyfriend's child will solve her problems, and she wants to continue the ovulation induction therapy. The physician should consider the effects on the unborn child's future, as well as the future of the mother and, therefore, ...

American Family Physician : Curbside Consultation

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Tips From Other Journals - American Family Physician

Mar 1, 2003 - ...clearly can decrease mortality among patients with acute coronary syndromes, congestive heart failure, select arrhythmias, and hypertension. Drugs should be started at a low dosage and titrated upward. Care is necessary in patients with severe asthma or ongoing bronchospasms. Read...

American Family Physician : Tip

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Tips From Other Journals - American Family Physician

Mar 1, 2003 - ...either had confirmed cerebrovascular or cardiovascular disease or were at significant risk of these conditions because of smoking, hypertension, or diabetes. After completing a battery of physical and psychologic screening tests, all patients participated in a four-week placebo...

American Family Physician : Tip

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Quantum Sufficit - Feb 15, 2003 - American Family Physician

Feb 15, 2003 - ...study of 8,386 married couples published in BMJ finds that the partners of persons with certain diseases, including asthma, depression, hypertension, hyperlipidemia, and peptic ulcer disease, have an increased risk of developing those diseases themselves. The risk—at least 70...

American Family Physician : Quantum Sufficit

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Diary from a Week in Practice - Feb 15, 2003 - American Family Physician

Feb 15, 2003 - ...hospital. Actually, the patient he was evaluating was one of his favorites. She had long-standing diabetes, with complications including hypertension, renal insufficiency, and congestive heart failure. She was so pleased with AR's care, she had referred most of her very large family...

American Family Physician : Diary from a Week in Practice

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Clinical Briefs - Feb 15, 2003 - American Family Physician

Feb 15, 2003 - ...According to the report, about 38 percent of people with emphysema, 25 percent of people with asthma, 20 percent of people with hypertension or cardiovascular problems, and 18.5 percent of people with diabetes reported in 2000 that they continued to smoke. In addition, three out of...

American Family Physician : Clinical Briefs

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Tips From Other Journals - American Family Physician

Feb 15, 2003 - ...Approximately 42 percent of patients who are successfully treated for mild to moderate hypertension remain normotensive 12 months after withdrawal of medication. Nelson and colleagues studied patients 65 to 84 years of age who were presenting to general practitioners in Australia to...

American Family Physician : Tip

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Tips From Other Journals - American Family Physician

Feb 15, 2003 - ...with altered autonomic function include neurogenic essential hypertension, psychogenic ischemic heart disease, and congestive heart failure. About 40 percent of patients with untreated essential hypertension have increased norepinephrine levels that stimulate the heart, elevate...

American Family Physician : Tip

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Tips From Other Journals - American Family Physician

Feb 15, 2003 - ...The greatest absolute risk reduction in ischemic stroke occurred in patients who had the highest baseline risk for stroke (e.g., hypertension, diabetes, previous cerebral ischemia). For example, the absolute risk reduction was 6.0 percent per year in patients who had a previous...

American Family Physician : Tip

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Tips From Other Journals - American Family Physician

Feb 15, 2003 - ...(45.5 kg) more than ideal body weight or more than 200 percent of ideal body weight, is associated with serious comorbid diseases such as hypertension, dyslipidemia, and diabetes. Obesity surgery, including gastric bypass (GBP), biliopancreatic diversion (BPD), and gastroplasties...

American Family Physician : Tip

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AHA Releases Scientific Statement on Cardiovascular Health in Childhood - Practice ...

Feb 1, 2003 - The American Heart Association (AHA) recently published a scientific statement on cardiovascular health in childhood. Coronary heart disease is the leading cause of death in the United States, making it responsible for about 500,000 deaths each year.

American Family Physician : Practice Guidelines

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Tips From Other Journals - American Family Physician

Feb 1, 2003 - ...had been taking antihypertensive medication for more than four years. One half of the 20 men and 18 women took only one medication for hypertension, but 25 of the patients took other medications regularly (range: one to more than five additional drugs). The most commonly prescribed...

American Family Physician : Tip

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Tips From Other Journals - American Family Physician

Feb 1, 2003 - ...Clinical clues that should lead to a suspicion of sleep apnea include snoring, obesity, hypertension, and daytime somnolence. Of course, sleep apnea is not the only sleep disorder that can cause daytime sleepiness. In the differential diagnosis, the author includes insufficient...

American Family Physician : Tip

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Tips From Other Journals - American Family Physician

Feb 1, 2003 - ...of the medications. Other components of type 2 diabetes treatment include management of nonglycemic risk factors, including dyslipidemia, hypertension, and, possibly, hormone replacement. The author concludes that aggressive treatment of type 2 diabetes will decrease the incidence...

American Family Physician : Tip

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Tips From Other Journals - American Family Physician

Feb 1, 2003 - ...younger than 18 years or older than 75 years, patients who were already taking vasoactive agents, and patients with noncirrhotic portal hypertension, contraindications to the trial drugs, low blood pressure, or bradycardia were excluded. Researchers randomized 172 participants to...

American Family Physician : Tip

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AAFP News - Feb 1, 2003 - American Family Physician

Feb 1, 2003 - Selected policy and health issues news briefs from AAFP News Now.

American Family Physician : AAFP News: AFP Edition

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Acute Respiratory Distress Syndrome - American Family Physician

Jan 15, 2003 - Acute respiratory distress syndrome is a manifestation of acute injury to the lung, commonly resulting from sepsis, trauma, and severe pulmonary infections. Clinically, it is characterized by dyspnea, profound hypoxemia, decreased lung compliance, and diffuse bilateral infiltrates on ...

American Family Physician : Article

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Chronic Illness and Sexual Functioning - American Family Physician

Jan 15, 2003 - Chronic illness and its treatments can have a negative impact on sexual functioning. The mechanism of interference may be neurologic, vascular, endocrinologic, musculoskeletal, or psychologic. Patients may mistakenly perceive a medical prohibition to the resumption of sexual activity, ...

American Family Physician : Article

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Postmenopausal Hormone Replacement Therapy for the Primary Prevention of Chronic ...

Jan 15, 2003 - These are the current U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) recommendations for use of hormone replacement therapy (HRT) for the primary prevention of chronic conditions in postmenopausal women.

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

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Tips From Other Journals - American Family Physician

Jan 15, 2003 - ...Most patients with hypertension are advised to reduce dietary salt intake, yet this advice is largely based on short-term trials with diverse methodologies and outcomes. Hooper and colleagues systematically reviewed evidence for the benefit of salt restriction in reducing...

American Family Physician : Tip

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Tips From Other Journals - American Family Physician

Jan 15, 2003 - ...of follow-up available for review after a first report of syncope was 8.6 years (n = 2,181). After adjustments for age, sex, smoking, hypertension, diabetes, cardiovascular disease, use of cardiac medications, and several other relevant clinical variables, the overall risk of death...

American Family Physician : Tip

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Diagnosing Secondary Hypertension - American Family Physician

Jan 1, 2003 - Secondary hypertension is elevated blood pressure that results from an underlying, identifiable, often correctable cause. Only about 5 to 10 percent of hypertension cases are thought to result from secondary causes. The ABCDE mnemonic can be used to help determine a secondary cause of ...

American Family Physician : Article

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Echinacea - American Family Physician

Jan 1, 2003 - Echinacea is the name of a genus of native North American plants, commonly known as the purple coneflower. The most widely used herbal product in the United States is a liquid extract made from the root of Echinacea purpurea. Because the active component of the plant has not been ...

American Family Physician : Article

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Are Metered-Dose Inhalers with Holding Chambers Better Than Nebulizers for Treating ...

Jan 1, 2003 - In the emergency room, MDIs with holding chambers are as effective as nebulizers for delivering beta2 agonists to treat acute asthma in adults and children older than age two. There might be slightly less beta2 agonist–induced tachycardia in children when MDIs with holding chambers are ...

American Family Physician : Cochrane for Clinicians

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Quantum Sufficit - Jan 1, 2003 - American Family Physician

Jan 1, 2003 - ...Researchers compared the effects of eating oat cereal with the effects of wheat cereal in 88 patients who were being treated for hypertension. By the end of the 12-week trial, 73 percent in the oat cereal group were able to stop taking antihypertensive medication or reduce it by one...

American Family Physician : Quantum Sufficit

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Tips From Other Journals - American Family Physician

Jan 1, 2003 - ...because of their anticholinergic properties, but they are also responsible for side effects such as insomnia, anxiety, palpitations, hypertension, dry mouth and eyes and, possibly, urinary problems. In approximately one half of all asthma cases, chronic cough is the only symptom,...

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