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Recent Developments in Colorectal Cancer Screening and Prevention - American Family ...

Jul 15, 2002 - Colorectal cancer is a significant contributor to morbidity and mortality in the United States. Studies published in the early 1990s, showing that screening for colorectal cancer can reduce colorectal cancer-related mortality, led many organizations to recommend screening in ...

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Choosing Wisely: Don’t order routine screening urinalysis in healthy, asymptomatic ...

Don’t order routine screening urinalysis in healthy, asymptomatic pediatric patients as part of routine well-child care.

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Choosing Wisely: Don’t initiate routine evaluation of carotid artery disease prior to ...

Don’t initiate routine evaluation of carotid artery disease prior to cardiac surgery in the absence of symptoms or other high-risk criteria.

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Systemic Racism and Health Disparities

The editors of several North American family medicine journals have come together to issue a call to action to confront systemic racism and eliminate health disparities to better serve patients and communities.

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Responses to Questions About the Specialty of Family Practice as a Career - American ...

Jul 1, 1999 - This article provides answers to many of the questions medical students ask about the specialty of family practice. It is the fourth update of a previous article and was developed in response to feedback from medical students at the 1997 National Congress of Student Members held by the ...

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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.

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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.

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AFP Documents with Keyword: Cancer - American Family Physician

...Kidney cancer is one of the 10 most common cancers in the United States. Risk factors include hypertension, tobacco use, obesity, and acquired cystic kidney disease in the setting of end-stage renal disease. More than 50% of patients with renal cell carcinoma are asymptomatic and...

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AFP Documents with Keyword: Heart Disease - American Family Physician

...A 36-year-old patient, L.B., with a history of hypertension presents for a wellness visit. The patient's mother had a stroke at 65 years of age and the patient's older brother recently had a heart attack. L.B. has an estimated 10-year cardiovascular risk of 6%, and L.B.'s body mass...

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AFP Documents with Keyword: Procedures, Hospital - American Family Physician

...system infections in immunocompromised patients, subarachnoid hemorrhage, spontaneous intracranial hypotension, idiopathic intracranial hypertension, multiple sclerosis, Guillain-Barré syndrome, and malignancy. May 1, 2019 Issue Interventional Radiology: Indications and Best...

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AFP Documents with Keyword: Cancer - American Family Physician

...Case Study: A 61-year-old black man presents for a routine checkup. He has hypertension and diabetes mellitus that are well controlled with medication. During the visit, he tells you that a friend advised him to get a prostate-specific antigen (PSA) test to screen for prostate...

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AFP Documents with Keyword: Heart Disease - American Family Physician

...The USPSTF recommends that primary care professionals individualize the decision to offer or refer adults without obesity who do not have hypertension, dyslipidemia, abnormal blood glucose levels, or diabetes to behavioral counseling to promote a healthful diet and physical...

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AFP Documents with Keyword: Heart Disease - American Family Physician

...J.W., a 34-year-old man who smokes, presents for his annual checkup for hypertension. Hisblood pressure is elevated (142/95 mm Hg), and he has gained 10 lb (4.5 kg) since his lastvisit. J.W. is now considered overweight, with a body mass index (BMI) of 27 kg per m2. He reports no...

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AFP Documents with Keyword: Heart Disease - American Family Physician

...A 60-year-old man presents to your office for routine follow-up and medication refills for hyperlipidemia and hypertension. His blood pressure is 130/80 mm Hg, and his fasting lipid panel reveals a total cholesterol level of 220 mg per dL and a high-density lipoprotein cholesterol...

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AFP Documents with Keyword: Heart Disease - American Family Physician

...cardiovascular disease, the use of combined oral contraceptives (OCs) should be considered carefully in women who smoke and in those with hypertension or hyperlipidemia. Dec 1, 2012 Issue AHA Releases Statement on Sexual Activity and Cardiovascular Disease [Practice...

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AFP Documents with Keyword: Heart Disease - American Family Physician

...over amlodipine and atorvastatin taken separately. It has not been shown to improve mortality or morbidity in patients who have hypertension with or without dyslipidemia. The only potential advantages to amlodi... Oct 1, 2005 Issue Does a Low Glycemix Index Diet Reduce CHD?...

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AFP Documents with Keyword: Cancer - American Family Physician

...Kidney cancer is one of the 10 most common cancers in the United States. Risk factors include hypertension, tobacco use, obesity, and acquired cystic kidney disease in the setting of end-stage renal disease. More than 50% of patients with renal cell carcinoma are asymptomatic and...

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AFP Documents with Keyword: Heart Disease - American Family Physician

...A 36-year-old patient, L.B., with a history of hypertension presents for a wellness visit. The patient's mother had a stroke at 65 years of age and the patient's older brother recently had a heart attack. L.B. has an estimated 10-year cardiovascular risk of 6%, and L.B.'s body mass...

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AFP Documents with Keyword: Procedures, Hospital - American Family Physician

...system infections in immunocompromised patients, subarachnoid hemorrhage, spontaneous intracranial hypotension, idiopathic intracranial hypertension, multiple sclerosis, Guillain-Barré syndrome, and malignancy. May 1, 2019 Issue Interventional Radiology: Indications and Best...

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Painful Menstrual Periods - American Family Physician

Jul 1, 2021 - ...Next: Automated Office Blood Pressure for Diagnosing Hypertension View the full table of contents >> Home / Journals / afp / Vol. 104/No. 2(August 2021) / Painful Menstrual Periods

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How to Use Canes and Walkers - American Family Physician

Jun 15, 2021 - ...Previous: Hypertension: New Guidelines from the International Society of Hypertension Next: The Importance of Keeping Patients with Post-Acute Sequelae of SARS-CoV-2 Infection (Long COVID) Engaged in Work View the full table of contents >> Home / Journals / afp / Vol. 103/No....

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ADA Releases Revisions to Recommendations for Standards of Medical Care in Diabetes - ...

Mar 1, 2012 - Caring for patients with diabetes mellitus requires addressing many issues beyond glycemic control. To help physicians provide optimal care for these patients, the American Diabetes Association (ADA) releases annual revisions to its clinical practice recommendations for standards of ...

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https://www.aafp.org/afp/2012/0301/p514.html

Respiratory Indications for Polysomnography in Children - Practice Guidelines - ...

Feb 1, 2012 - Although assessment of sleep disorders in children relies on the history and physical examination, polysomnography (PSG) is sometimes used to aid in the diagnosis. The American Academy of Sleep Medicine has provided recommendations regarding the use of the test in children. This ...

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https://www.aafp.org/afp/2012/0201/p290.html

Hypertension: What You Should Know - American Family Physician

May 1, 2008 - ...Hypertension: What You Should Know Am Fam Physician. 2008 May 1;77(9):1289. See related article on managing hypertension. What is blood pressure? Blood pressure is the pressure in your blood vessels. It is measured during certain parts of your heartbeat. This measurement has two...

American Family Physician : Patient Handout

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2008/0501/p1289.html

AHA Updates Guidelines on CVD Prevention in Women - Practice Guidelines - American ...

Jan 1, 2012 - Major changes addressed in the American Heart Association's (AHA) 2011 guidelines on cardiovascular disease (CVD) are that benefits and risks found in the clinical practice setting were strongly considered, and recommendations were not based solely on benefits found in the clinical ...

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https://www.aafp.org/afp/2012/0101/p70.html

Aspirin for the Primary Prevention of Cardiovascular Events - Putting Prevention into ...

Nov 1, 2002 - Case study: ST is a 55-year-old man who you see regularly for hypertension and depression. He is overweight and sedentary, and his elder sister recently had a heart attack. He asks you whether he should take a daily aspirin, just in case.

American Family Physician : Putting Prevention into Practice

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Appropriate Aspirin Use for Primary Prevention of Cardiovascular Disease - Editorials: ...

Jun 15, 2011 - The factor most strongly associated with appropriate aspirin use is a conversation between the patient and physician. The National Committee for Quality Assurance has proposed that health plans measure their members' use of aspirin, as well as the extent to which physicians discuss ...

American Family Physician : Editorials: Controversies in Family Medicine

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2011/0615/p1380.html

Statins for Primary Cardiovascular Prevention - Cochrane for Clinicians - American ...

Oct 1, 2011 - Trials to date have found that statins reduce all-cause mortality, composite cardiovascular outcomes, and revascularization. However, most trials included large numbers of persons with known CVD. Clear evidence of the effectiveness of statins to prevent a first cardiovascular event is ...

American Family Physician : Cochrane for Clinicians

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2011/1001/p767.html

Hyperlipidemia Treatment in Children: The Younger, the Better - Editorials: ...

Sep 1, 2010 - Despite the absence of data in children demonstrating morbidity and mortality reduction by aggressive treatment of lipid disorders, the overwhelming data in adults (e.g., decreasing LDL cholesterol, improved morbidity and mortality) and evidence of atherosclerotic lesions developing in ...

American Family Physician : Editorials: Controversies in Family Medicine

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2010/0901/p460.html

Improving Medication Adherence in Patients with Comorbidities - FPIN's Clinical ...

Oct 1, 2011 - Interventions that involve pharmacists to review, simplify, and monitor medication use significantly improve adherence in patients with multiple medical conditions.

American Family Physician : FPIN's Clinical Inquiries

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2011/1001/od1.html

ACCF/AHA Release Guideline for Early Cardiovascular Risk Assessment - Practice ...

Jul 15, 2011 - Atherosclerotic cardiovascular disease is the leading cause of death among adults in the United States. Because coronary heart disease (CHD) has a long asymptomatic latent period, there is an opportunity for early preventive measures. The American College of Cardiology Foundation (ACCF)...

American Family Physician : Practice Guidelines

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2011/0715/p234.html

Antibiotic Prophylaxis to Prevent Recurrent UTI in Children - FPIN's Clinical Inquiries...

Jul 15, 2011 - Antibiotic prophylaxis to prevent recurrent UTI may be considered in infants and children with or without vesicoureteral reflux (VUR) after a first UTI.

American Family Physician : FPIN's Clinical Inquiries

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2011/0715/od1.html

AAP Reports on Diagnosis and Prevention of Iron Deficiency Anemia - Practice Guidelines...

Mar 1, 2011 - Iron is the most common single-nutrient deficiency among children in developing countries and is a common cause of anemia in industrialized nations. A report from the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) provides information on the diagnosis and prevention of iron deficiency anemia.

American Family Physician : Practice Guidelines

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2011/0301/p624.html

Updated Dietary Guidelines from the USDA and HHS - Practice Guidelines - American ...

Aug 1, 2011 - The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) and the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) jointly created the updated version of the Dietary Guidelines for Americans, 2010. The updated guidelines are based on two main concepts: focusing on balancing caloric intake over time ...

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https://www.aafp.org/afp/2011/0801/p332.html

IOM Releases Report on Dietary Refernce Intakes for Calcium and Vitamin D - Practice ...

Jun 1, 2011 - The Institute of Medicine (IOM) assessed current information on potential health outcomes associated with calcium and vitamin D.

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https://www.aafp.org/afp/2011/0601/p1352.html

End-stage Renal Disease - Clinical Evidence Handbook - American Family Physician

Dec 15, 2010 - What are the effects of different doses for peritoneal dialysis? What are the effects of different doses and membrane fluxes for hemodialysis? What are the effects of interventions aimed at preventing secondary complications?

American Family Physician : Clinical Evidence Handbook

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2010/1215/p1512.html

Aspirin for the Prevention of Cardiovascular Disease: Recommendation Statement - U.S. ...

Jun 15, 2011 - The U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) recommends the use of aspirin in men 45 to 79 years of age when the potential benefit of a reduction in myocardial infarctions (MIs) outweighs the potential harm of an increase in gastrointestinal (GI) hemorrhage.

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

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2011/0615/p1464.html

Diabetic Nephropathy: Preventing Progression - Clinical Evidence Handbook - American ...

Mar 15, 2011 - What are the effects of treatments to prevent progression of nephropathy in persons with type 1 and type 2 diabetes and early and late nephropathy?

American Family Physician : Clinical Evidence Handbook

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2011/0315/p732.html

ACC/AHA Release Guidelines on Perioperative Cardiovascular Evaluation for Noncardiac ...

Jun 15, 2008 - The American College of Cardiology (ACC) and the American Heart Association (AHA) have created guidelines on perioperative cardiovascular evaluation and care for patients undergoing noncardiac surgery in order to provide an outline for considering cardiac risk in a variety of patients ...

American Family Physician : Practice Guidelines

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2008/0615/p1748.html

Clinical Indicators of Obstructive Sleep Apnea - FPIN's Clinical Inquiries - American ...

May 1, 2011 - Clinical indicators (e.g., sex, snoring severity, history of apnea, age, menopausal status, waist-to-hip ratio, body habitus) can predict OSA as diagnosed using overnight polysomnography or sleep study.

American Family Physician : FPIN's Clinical Inquiries

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2011/0501/od1.html

Preventing Dementia: Is There Hope for Progress? - Editorials - American Family Physician

May 1, 2011 - Undoubtedly, there is an increasing need to clarify the modifiable risk factors for cognitive impairment. Because the prevalence of dementia doubles every five years, the global burden of dementia will increase significantly—an impact that warrants a more anticipatory approach to ...

American Family Physician : Editorials

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2011/0501/p1034.html

Appetite Suppressants as Adjuncts for Weight Loss - FPIN's Clinical Inquiries - ...

Apr 1, 2011 - Phentermine and diethylpropion are appetite suppressants approved for use in the United States as adjuncts in the treatment of obesity. These agents demonstrate a modest weight loss benefit when combined with dietary modifications and exercise.

American Family Physician : FPIN's Clinical Inquiries

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2011/0401/od1.html

Effectiveness of Bronchodilators for Bronchiolitis Treatment - Cochrane for Clinicians ...

May 1, 2011 - Bronchodilators may transiently improve the clinical status of infants with bronchiolitis and no prior history of wheezing. However, moderately strong evidence shows that key outcomes such as oxygen saturation, need for hospitalization, length of hospitalization, and duration of ...

American Family Physician : Cochrane for Clinicians

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2011/0501/p1045.html

Effectiveness of Acamprosate in the Treatment of Alcohol Dependence - Cochrane for ...

Mar 1, 2011 - When used in conjunction with detoxification and psychosocial interventions for treating alcohol dependence, acamprosate can reduce the risk of any return to drinking and improve cumulative abstinence rates.

American Family Physician : Cochrane for Clinicians

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2011/0301/p522.html

Donepezil to Manage Alzheimer Disease: New vs. Standard Dosing - AFP Journal Club - ...

Mar 15, 2011 - Does donepezil benefit patients with Alzheimer disease, and is the new dosage superior to the standard dosage? This study showed benefit, but the data are misleading.

American Family Physician : AFP Journal Club

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2011/0315/p742.html

Using Nontraditional Risk Factors in Coronary Heart Disease Risk Assessment: ...

Feb 15, 2011 - The U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) concludes that the current evidence is insufficient to assess the balance of benefits and harms of using the nontraditional risk factors discussed in this statement to screen asymptomatic men and women with no history of coronary heart ...

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

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2011/0215/p441.html

Diplopia and Ptosis - Photo Quiz - American Family Physician

Jul 15, 2010 - Photo Quiz presents readers with a clinical challenge based on a photograph or other image.

American Family Physician : Photo Quiz

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2010/0715/p187.html

Effect of Beta Blockers on Patient's Lipid Profiles - Letters to the Editor - American ...

Apr 1, 2010 - ...Original Article: Pharmacologic Management of Hypertension in Patients with Diabetes Issue Date: December 1, 2008 Available at: https://www.aafp.org/afp/2008/1201/p1277.html to the editor: I read with interest the article on hypertension in patients with diabetes mellitus. The...

American Family Physician : Letter

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2010/0401/p838.html

Milnacipran (Savella) for Fibromyalgia - STEPS - American Family Physician

Oct 15, 2010 - Milnacipran can decrease the overall pain scores and improve symptoms of fibromyalgia. Safety in patients with severe comorbid medical and psychiatric conditions is unknown because these groups of patients were excluded from the study.

American Family Physician : STEPS

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2010/1015/p901.html

Using Nontraditional Risk Factors in Coronary Heart Disease Risk Assessment - Putting ...

Feb 15, 2011 - Case study: A 47-year-old man with no history of coronary heart disease (CHD), diabetes mellitus, or any CHD risk equivalent asks about smoking cessation therapies. His past laboratory results include a total cholesterol level of 230 mg per dL (5.96 mmol per L) and a high-density ...

American Family Physician : Putting Prevention into Practice

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2011/0215/p449.html

Preventive Health: Time for Change - Editorials - American Family Physician

Sep 15, 2010 - It is time to make a decision. Which will be our health promotion strategy—primary prevention or secondary prevention?

American Family Physician : Editorials

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2010/0915/p610.html

Case Report: Patient with Ketoacidosis and Impaired Insulin Secretion - Letters to the ...

Feb 1, 2011 - ...of insulin resistance can cause beta cell exhaustion in the absence of autoimmunity,2 common manifestations of insulin resistance such as hypertension and obesity were absent in this patient. Alternatively, he may have had an atypical presentation of LADA in which the initial...

American Family Physician : Letter

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2011/0201/p232.html

Obesity in Adults - Clinical Evidence Handbook - American Family Physician

Oct 15, 2010 - What are the effects of drug treatments in adults with obesity? What are the effects of bariatric surgery in adults with morbid obesity?

American Family Physician : Clinical Evidence Handbook

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2010/1015/p974.html

Acutely Swollen Tongue in a Middle-Aged Woman - Photo Quiz - American Family Physician

Aug 1, 2010 - Photo Quiz presents readers with a clinical challenge based on a photograph or other image.

American Family Physician : Photo Quiz

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2010/0801/p279.html

ACC and AHA Update on Chronic Heart Failure Guidelines - Practice Guidelines - American...

Mar 1, 2010 - In 2009, the American College of Cardiology (ACC) and the American Heart Association (AHA) published a focused update of the ACC/AHA 2005 Guideline Update for the Diagnosis and Management of Chronic Heart Failure in the Adult.

American Family Physician : Practice Guidelines

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2010/0301/p654.html

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