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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

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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...

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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, ...

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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 ...

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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...

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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 ...

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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...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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, ...

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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...

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Management of Hepatitis C: Evaluating Suitability for Drug Therapy - American Family ...

...psychosis, relapse of drug addiction, retinal ischemia and thrombosis, rheumatoid arthritis, sarcoidosis, suicide attempt, transient ischemic attack, urticaria, and vasculitis. Information from reference 25. alone and must be made on an individual basis. Table 5 presents three...

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https://www.aafp.org/afp/2004/0315/afp20040315p1429.pdf

Management of Hospitalized Patients with Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus - American Family ...

Mar 1, 1998 - Subopitmal glycemic control in hospitalized patients with type 2 (non-insulin-dependent) diabetes mellitus can have adverse consequences, including increased neurologic ischemia, delayed wound healing and an increased infection rate. Poor glycemic control can also affect the outcome of ...

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Management of Hypertension in Older Persons - American Family Physician

Feb 1, 2005 - Antihypertensive therapy has been shown to reduce morbidity and mortality in older patients with elevated systolic or diastolic blood pressures. This benefit appears to persist in patients older than 80 years, but less than one third of older patients have adequate blood pressure ...

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Management of Hypertension in Older Persons - American Family Physician

...needed to treat [NNT] = 59), cardiovascular mortality (NNT = 79), fatal or nonfatal cardiovascular events (NNT = 26), and fatal or nonfatal stroke (NNT = 48).12 A Cochrane review found similar results, con- cluding that treating healthy older persons with hyper- tension is highly...

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Management of Hypertriglyceridemia - American Family Physician

May 1, 2007 - Hypertriglyceridemia is associated with an increased risk of cardiovascular events and acute pancreatitis. Along with lowering low-density lipoprotein cholesterol levels and raising high-density lipoprotein cholesterol levels, lowering triglyceride levels in high-risk patients (e.g., ...

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Management of Hypertriglyceridemia: Common Questions and Answers - American Family ... Restricted content. Login required.

Sep 15, 2020 - Hypertriglyceridemia, defined as fasting serum triglyceride levels of 150 mg per dL or higher, is associated with increased risk of cardiovascular disease. Severely elevated triglyceride levels (500 mg per dL or higher) increase the risk of pancreatitis. Common risk factors for ...

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https://www.aafp.org/afp/2020/0915/p347.html

Management of Inflammatory Bowel Disease - American Family Physician

Jan 1, 1998 - Patients with an inflammatory bowel disease, such as ulcerative colitis or Crohn's disease, have recurrent symptoms with considerable morbidity. Patient involvement and education are necessary components of effective management. Mild disease requires only symptomatic relief and dietary ...

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Management of Influenza

...Any condition that may compromise the handling of respiratory secretions (e.g., neuromuscular diseases, cerebral palsy, stroke, seizure disorder, dementia) Asthma or other chronic pulmonary disease Chronic liver disease Chronic renal disease Heart disease (acquired or...

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Management of Influenza - American Family Physician

Nov 1, 2010 - Influenza is a contagious airborne viral illness characterized by abrupt onset of symptoms. Fever, myalgia, headache, rhinitis, sore throat, and cough are commonly reported symptoms. The diagnosis should be made clinically, and the decision to begin antiviral therapy should not be ...

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Management of Newly Detected Atrial Fibrillation - Editorials - American Family Physician

May 15, 2004 - ...prevent stroke. Rhythm control is not superior to the combination of rate control and chronic anticoagulation in reducing morbidity and mortality, and rhythm control may be associated with higher mortality rates in some patient subgroups. Rate control and prevention of stroke are...

American Family Physician : Editorials

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2004/0515/p2314.html

Management of Normal Pressure Hydrocephalus - American Family Physician

...of the subcortical type. Inattention, latency in recall, and lack of spontaneity frequently are encountered indicators of subcortical demen- tia, the intellectual impairment observed in NPH.4 An answer provided by a patient suf- fering from NPH is frequently correct; a fact recalled...

American Family Physician

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2004/0915/afp20040915p1071.pdf

Management of Peripheral Arterial Disease - American Family Physician

...(CAPRIE) trial,36 75 mg of clopidogrel was slightly but sig- nificantly better than 325 mg of aspirin in the total population for preventing strokes, myocardial infarction, and vascular disease.36 The PAD subgroup with nearly 6,500 patients in CAPRIE was larger than any other pro-...

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https://www.aafp.org/afp/2004/0201/afp20040201p525.pdf

Management of Peripheral Aterial Disease - American Family Physician

Feb 1, 2004 - Peripheral arterial disease is common, but the diagnosis frequently is overlooked because of subtle physical findings and lack of classic symptoms. Screening based on the ankle brachial index using Doppler ultrasonography may be more useful than physical examination alone. Noninvasive ...

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https://www.aafp.org/afp/2004/0201/p525.html

Management of Seizures and Epilepsy - American Family Physician

Apr 1, 1998 - While the evaluation and treatment of patients with seizures or epilepsy is often challenging, modern therapy provides many patients with complete seizure control. After a first seizure, evaluation should focus on excluding an underlying neurologic or medical condition, assessing the ...

American Family Physician : Article

https://www.aafp.org/afp/1998/0401/p1589.html

Management of Sickle Cell Disease: Recommendations from the 2014 Expert Panel Report

December 15, 2015 Scientific

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Management of Sickle Cell Disease: Recommendations from the 2014 Expert Panel Report - ...

Dec 15, 2015 - Family physicians are the primary and sometimes only health care resource for families affected by sickle cell disease. Recently published guidelines provide important recommendations for health maintenance, acute care, and monitoring of disease-modifying therapy in persons with this ...

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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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Management of Status Epilepticus- American Family Physician

...the major causes were low levels of antiepileptic drugs (34 percent) and cerebrovascular disease (22 percent), including acute or remote stroke and hemorrhage.1-3 The rate of mortality from status epilepticus (defined as death within 30 days of status epilepticus) was 22 percent...

American Family Physician

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Management of the Acute Migraine Headache -- American Family Physician

...can be difficult because of the complexity of migraines and the variation of symptoms among and within patients. Some medical conditions (stroke, myocardial infarction, 2124 AMERICAN FAMILY PHYSICIAN www.aafp.org/afp VOLUME 66, NUMBER 11 / DECEMBER 1, 2002 The Internet now...

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Management of the Hyperosmolar Hyperglycemic Syndrome - American Family Physician

Oct 1, 1999 - Hyperglycemic hyperosmolarity is part of a clinical spectrum of severe hyperglycemic disorders ranging from pure hyperglycemic hyperosmolarity without ketosis to diabetic ketoacidosis, with significant overlap in the middle. From 50 to 75 percent of hospitalizable patients who have ...

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https://www.aafp.org/afp/1999/1001/p1468.html

Managing Adverse Effects of Hormonal Contraceptives - American Family Physician

Dec 15, 2010 - Adverse effects of hormonal contraceptives usually diminish with continued use of the same method. Often, physi- cians only need to reassure patients that these symptoms will likely resolve within three to five months. Long-acting injectable depot medroxyprogesterone acetate is the only...

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https://www.aafp.org/afp/2010/1215/p1499.html

Managing Hypertension in Athletes and Physically Active Patients - American Family ...

Aug 1, 2002 - Athletes and other physically active patients should be screened for hypertension and given appropriate therapy if needed. Mild hypertension should be treated with non-pharmacologic measures for six months. If blood pressure control is adequate, lifestyle modifications are continued. If...

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https://www.aafp.org/afp/2002/0801/p445.html

Managing Hypertension in Athletes and Physically Active Patients -- American Family ...

...of sodium retention.19 ACE inhibitors are associated with a slight decrease in heart rate, an increase in stroke volume, and a decrease in total peripheral resistance.20 ACE inhibitors have been shown to have beneficial effects in patients with heart failure, systolic dysfunction...

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Managing Hypertension Using Combination Therapy - American Family Physician Restricted content. Login required.

Mar 15, 2020 - More than 70% of adults treated for primary hypertension will eventually require at least two antihypertensive agents, either initially as combination therapy or as add-on therapy if monotherapy and lifestyle modifications do not achieve adequate blood pressure control. Four main ...

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https://www.aafp.org/afp/2020/0315/p341.html

Managing Hypertension Using Combination Therapy - American Family Physician

May 1, 2008 - Combination therapy of hypertension with separate agents or a fixed-dose combination pill offers the potential to lower blood pressure more quickly, obtain target blood pressure, and decrease adverse effects. Antihypertensive agents from different classes may offset adverse reactions ...

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https://www.aafp.org/afp/2008/0501/p1279.html

Managing Menopause - American Family Physician

Mar 1, 2000 - Many women will spend one third of their lifetime after menopause. A growing number of options are available for the treatment of menopausal symptoms like vasomotor instability and vaginal atrophy, as well as the long-term health risks such as cardiovascular disease and osteoporosis ...

American Family Physician : Article

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2000/0301/p1391.html

Manipulative Therapies: What Works - American Family Physician

Feb 15, 2019 - Manipulative therapies include osteopathic manipulative treatment and many other forms of manual therapies used to manage a variety of conditions in adults and children. Spinal manipulative therapy may provide short-term improvement in patients with acute or chronic low back pain, ...

American Family Physician : Article

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2019/0215/p248.html

March 1, 1998 - American Family Physician

...Effect of Aspirin on Preventing Stroke in Atrial Fibrillation Role of Hepatitis G Virus in Acute and Chronic Liver Disease Changes in the Incidence of Bacterial Meningitis AIDS, Unexplained Fever and Value of Bone Marrow Biopsy Use of Prednisone and Aspirin for...

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March 1, 2002 - American Family Physician

...Postmyocardial Patients Using Aspirin and Stroke Prevention Managing Dyspnea in Patients with Advanced COPD Prevention of Injuries Caused by Use of Infant Walkers Intermittent vs. Continuous Sibutramine for Weight Loss Family Physicians Working with Bereaved Patients...

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March 1, 2003 - American Family Physician

...Nontraditional Symptoms in Women with Strokes Ezetimibe, a New Cholesterol Absorption Inhibitor Safe Beta Blockers in Patients with Reactive Airway Disease Indo-Mediterranean Diet Reduces Cardiac Risk Paddle Position Makes a Difference in Cardioversion Statin Use...

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March 1, 2005 - American Family Physician

...Caregiver Training and Outcomes in Stroke Patients Handheld Ultrasonography in Assessing Penetrating Trauma Can Statins Benefit Patients with Multiple Sclerosis? Can Psychologic Interventions Improve Glycemic Control? Surgical or Medical Treatment for Refractory...

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March 1, 2015 - American Family Physician

...AHA/ASA Release Guideline on Stroke Prevention in Women Amber Randel STEPS Vortioxetine (Brintellix) for the Treatment of Depression Megan Magovern; Katharine Claire DeGeorge Answering Clinical Questions FPIN's Clinical Inquiries Obesity and Joint Injuries in...

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March 1, 2015 - American Family Physician

...AHA/ASA Release Guideline on Stroke Prevention in Women Amber Randel STEPS Vortioxetine (Brintellix) for the Treatment of Depression Megan Magovern; Katharine Claire DeGeorge Answering Clinical Questions FPIN's Clinical Inquiries Obesity and Joint Injuries in...

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March 1, 2021 - American Family Physician

...Early Recurrence of Ischemic Stroke or TIA Brit Long; Michael Gottlieb POEMs Bone Mineral Density Testing: One and Done Better Primary Care Continuity Is Associated with Lower Mortality Risk Low-Dose Edoxaban Effective for Stroke Prevention in Older Patients with...

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March 15, 1998 - American Family Physician

...HMG-CoA Reductase Inhibitors and Stroke Risk Topical Tretinoin and Alpha-Hydroxy Acids for Photoaging Acquisition of Genital Herpes Among Pregnant Women Single-Dose Fosfomycin for Urinary Tract Infection Levomethadyl Acetate for Opioid-Dependent Patients...

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March 15, 2001 - American Family Physician

...Early Diagnosis and Management of Acute Stroke Emergency Treatment of Migraine Headaches Alendronate Is Beneficial for Men with Osteoporosis Superiority of Oral Steroids in Acute Pediatric Asthma Testosterone Replacement for Menopausal Women Update on...

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March 15, 2002 - American Family Physician

...Warfarin vs. Aspirin for Nonembolic Stroke Prevention Sperm Analysis Values: Which Indicate Infertility? Fondaparinux vs. Enoxaparin in Hip Fracture Repair POEMS Patient Information Chronic Fatigue Syndrome: How to Help Yourself Herpes During Pregnancy--What It...

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March 15, 2012 - American Family Physician

...Rivaroxaban vs. Warfarin for Stroke Prevention in Patients with Nonvalvular Atrial Fibrillation Andrea Darby-Stewart; Deborah Dowell; Mark A. Graber Editorials Providing Confidential Care for Adolescents David A. Klein; Jeffrey W. Hutchinson Medicine and Society AAFP...

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March 15, 2012 - American Family Physician

...Rivaroxaban vs. Warfarin for Stroke Prevention in Patients with Nonvalvular Atrial Fibrillation Andrea Darby-Stewart; Deborah Dowell; Mark A. Graber Editorials Providing Confidential Care for Adolescents David A. Klein; Jeffrey W. Hutchinson Medicine and Society AAFP...

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May 1, 1999 - American Family Physician

...Stroke: Part I. A Clinical Update on Prevention Robert G. Hart; Oscar Benavente Interpretation of the Electronic Fetal Heart Rate During Labor Amir Sweha; Trevor W. Hacker; Jim Nuovo Childhood Pancreatitis Gordon Uretsky; Markus Goldschmiedt; Kyle James Fractures of...

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May 1, 2000 - American Family Physician

...Using Anticoagulation for Stroke Prevention Use of ACE Inhibitors in Treating Acute MI Safety of Hepatitis A Vaccine in Organ Transplant Patients Can Color of Fecal Blood Predict GI Bleeding Site? Alcohol and NSAIDs Increase Risk for Upper GI Bleeding Post-MI...

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May 1, 2005 - American Family Physician

...Clinical Decision Rules and Stroke Risk in Atrial Fibrillation Aspirin Plus PPI or Clopidogrel in Patients with GI Bleeding? Popular Diets Equally Effective for Losing Weight Estrogen Increases the Risk of Gallbladder Disease Clinical Evidence Handbook Fibroids...

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May 1, 2006 - American Family Physician

...Risk of Stroke Increases After Myocardial Infarction POEMS Benzaepril Slows Progression of Renal Dysfunction Low-Fat, High-Carbohydrate Diet Does Not Cause Obesity Clarithromycin Ineffective for Coronary Heart Disease Sore Throat Complications Not Increased with...

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May 15, 1999 - American Family Physician

...Stroke: Part II. Management of Acute Ischemic Stroke Oscar Benavente; Robert G. Hart Treatment of Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus Joe A. Florence; Bryan F. Yeager Departments AAFP News: AFP Edition Newsletter Rosemarie Sweeney; Verna L. Rose Clinical Briefs Clinical...

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May 15, 2000 - American Family Physician

...Alcohol Consumption and Risk of Stroke Follow-Up and Treatment of Idiopathic Pericardial Effusion Can Vaginal Lactobacilli Reduce the Risk of STDs? Predicting Poor Outcomes in Low-Risk Mothers Poor Results with Nicotine Patch Therapy in Adolescent Smokers Role of...

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May 15, 2013 - American Family Physician

...AHA/ASA Publish Advisory on Oral Antithrombotics for Stroke Prevention in Nonvalvular Artial Fibrillation Michael Devitt STEPS Bromocriptine Mesylate (Cycloset) for Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus Christy M. Weiland; Michelle L. Hilaire Answering Clinical Questions Putting...

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May 15, 2019 - American Family Physician

...AFP Clinical Answers: Postoperative Pain, Acute Stroke, Hormone Therapy, Diet to Improve Cardiovascular Risk, Ovarian Cancer STEPS: Glycopyrrolate (Lonhala Magnair) for Treatment of Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease Montgomery Douglas Putting Prevention into...

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Medical Advice for Commercial Air Travel - American Family Physician Restricted content. Login required.

Aug 1, 2021 - Air travel is generally safe, but the flight environment poses unique physiologic challenges such as relative hypoxia that may trigger adverse myocardial or pulmonary outcomes. To optimize health outcomes, communication must take place between the traveler, family physician, and airline...

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Medical Emergency Preparedness in Office Practice - American Family Physician

Jun 1, 2007 - Most primary care physicians report at least one emergency presenting to their office per year. Asthma, anaphylaxis, shock, seizures, and cardiac arrest are among the most common adult and childhood emergencies in the office setting. Most offices are not fully prepared for these medical...

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https://www.aafp.org/afp/2007/0601/p1679.html

Medical Management of Obesity - American Family Physician

Jul 15, 2000 - Obesity is one of the most common medical problems in the United States and a risk factor for illnesses such as hypertension, diabetes, degenerative arthritis and myocardial infarction. It is a cause of significant morbidity and mortality and generates great social and financial costs. ...

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Medical Management of Stable Coronary Artery Disease - American Family Physician

Apr 1, 2011 - All patients with stable coronary artery disease require medical therapy to prevent disease progression and recurrent cardiovascular events. Three classes of medication are essential to therapy: lipid-lowering, antihypertensive, and antiplatelet agents. Lipid-lowering therapy is ...

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https://www.aafp.org/afp/2011/0401/p819.html

Medical Problems of Recreational Scuba Diving - American Family Physician

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

American Family Physician : Patient Handout

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

Medication Use to Reduce Risk of Breast Cancer: Recommendation Statement - U.S. ...

Mar 15, 2020 - The USPSTF recommends that clinicians offer to prescribe risk-reducing medications, such as tamoxifen, raloxifene, or aromatase inhibitors, to women who are at increased risk for breast cancer and at low risk for adverse medication effects.

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

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Medications for Risk Reduction of Primary Breast Cancer in Women: Recommendation ...

Nov 1, 2014 - The U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) recommends that clinicians engage in shared, informed decision making with women who are at increased risk of breast cancer about medications to reduce their risk. For women who are at increased risk of breast cancer and at low risk of ...

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

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Medicine by the Numbers

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Medicine by the Numbers Department Collection - American Family Physician

From The NNT Group (thennt.com), these provide short, concise, evidence-based ratings of therapies, diagnostic tests, and risk assessments commonly used in family medicine. These rating are based on patient-important benefits and harms.

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Medicine by the Numbers Department Collection - American Family Physician

From The NNT Group (thennt.com), these provide short, concise, evidence-based ratings of therapies, diagnostic tests, and risk assessments commonly used in family medicine. These rating are based on patient-important benefits and harms.

American Family Physician : Department Collection

https://www.aafp.org/afp/viewRelatedDepartmentsByDepartment.htm?departmentId=113&page=0

Mediterranean Diet Reduces Cardiovascular Events - POEMs - American Family Physician

Aug 1, 2013 - In a high-risk population, a Mediterranean diet, supplemented with either nuts or olive oil, reduces the likelihood of a composite outcome of cardiovascular events or death over a five-year follow-up period (number needed to treat = 70). The relative risk reduction is approximately 30%....

American Family Physician : POEMs

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2013/0801/p201.html

Memory Loss - American Family Physician

Mar 1, 2003 - ...depression, other illnesses, dementia (severe problems with memory and thinking, such as Alzheimer's disease), side effects of drugs, strokes, a head injury, and alcoholism. How can I tell if my memory problems are serious? A memory problem is serious when it affects your daily...

American Family Physician : Patient Handout

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2003/0301/p1047.html

Menopausal Hormone Therapy for the Primary Prevention of Chronic Conditions - Putting ...

Mar 15, 2013 - Case Study: A 59-year-old healthy, postmenopausal woman presents for a routine health maintenance visit. She has an intact uterus and no history of skeletal fractures. She asks if menopausal hormone therapy would help prevent chronic illness, specifically stroke and dementia.

American Family Physician : Putting Prevention into Practice

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Menopausal Hormone Therapy for the Primary Prevention of Chronic Conditions: ...

...risk of a chronic medical condition is approximately 30 percent for coronary heart disease (CHD),1 22 percent for dementia,2 21 percent for stroke,3 15 percent for hip fracture,4 and 11 percent for breast cancer.5 BENEFITS AND HARMS OF PREVENTIVE MEDICATION Combined Estrogen...

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https://www.aafp.org/afp/2013/0315/afp20130315od1.pdf

Menopausal Hormone Therapy for the Primary Prevention of Chronic Conditions: ...

Mar 15, 2013 - The U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) recommends against the use of combined estrogen and progestin for the prevention of chronic conditions in postmenopausal women.

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

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2013/0315/od1.html

Meta-Analysis: Intensive BP Control Decreases Major CV Events and Stroke, but Not MI, ...

Jun 15, 2016 - Patients with hypertension who are treated intensively are less likely to have major cardiovascular events, stroke, or progression of albuminuria or retinopathy than those treated less intensively, but intensive lowering had no meaningful effect on myocardial infarctions, heart failure,...

American Family Physician : POEMs

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2016/0615/p1036.html

Metabolic Syndrome: Early Identification and a Proactive Approach Are Warranted - ...

Apr 15, 2004 - ...vascular inflammation, as well as the eventual development of atherosclerotic cardiovascular disease manifested as myocardial infarction, stroke, and myriad end-organ diseases. Conversely, treatment and consequent improvement of insulin resistance have been shown to result in better...

American Family Physician : Editorials

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2004/0415/p1868.html

Metabolic Syndrome: What Is It and What Can I Do About It? - American Family Physician

Jun 15, 2004 - ...you are six times as likely to get heart disease. Even if your cholesterol level is normal, you still may be at risk for a heart attack or stroke. Metabolic syndrome happens when you don’t get enough exercise and you eat a diet with too many calories and too much saturated fat. You...

American Family Physician : Patient Handout

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2004/0615/p2887.html

Metformin to Prevent Diabetes in Patients at Increased Risk - Cochrane for Clinicians -... Restricted content. Login required.

Nov 1, 2020 - In patients at increased risk of developing type 2 diabetes, metformin reduces the risk (number needed to treat [NNT] = 7; 95% CI, 6 to 10) compared with counseling on standard diet and exercise.

American Family Physician : Cochrane for Clinicians

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2020/1101/p531.html

Meth Abuse: What You Should Know - American Family Physician

Oct 15, 2007 - ...use meth they feel excited and have a lot of energy. This feeling lasts about six to 24 hours. However, using meth can cause a heart attack, stroke, high body temperature, or seizures. Using meth while you are pregnant can harm your child or cause you to go into labor early. What...

American Family Physician : Patient Handout

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2007/1015/p1175.html

Methamphetamine Abuse - American Family Physician

Oct 15, 2007 - Methamphetamine is a stimulant commonly abused in many parts of the United States. Most methamphetamine users are white men 18 to 25 years of age, but the highest usage rates have been found in native Hawaiians, persons of more than one race, Native Americans, and men who have sex with ...

American Family Physician : Article

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2007/1015/p1169.html

Methylphenidate for Management of Fatigue in the Palliative Care Setting - FPIN's ...

Jan 15, 2014 - No recent evidence demonstrates that methylphenidate improves fatigue in patients receiving palliative care. Methylphenidate can be used to minimally improve fatigue symptom scores in patients with cancer-related fatigue.

American Family Physician : FPIN's Clinical Inquiries

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2014/0115/p124.html

MGMA Survey Outlines Top Medical Practice Challenges in 2010

...evaluations. Test scores were significantly lower in those who were vitamin D deficient, and more than one half of participants with demen- tia were severely vitamin D deficient. For more infor- mation, visit http://archinte.ama-assn.org/cgi/content/ short/170/13/1135 and...

American Family Physician

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2010/0901/afp20100901p473.pdf

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

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

American Family Physician : Editorials

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

Misoprostol Dosing for First-Trimester Abortion - FPIN's Clinical Inquiries - American ... Restricted content. Login required.

Sep 1, 2020 - Vaginal, oral, and sublingual misoprostol in single doses of 600 to 800 mcg are equally effective for promoting completed abortion in patients with an incomplete first-trimester spontaneous abortion.

American Family Physician : FPIN's Clinical Inquiries

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2020/0901/od1.html

More Evidence Against Antibiotics for Acute Asthma Exacerbations - POEMs - American ...

Aug 1, 2019 - Antibiotics do not benefit patients hospitalized with an asthma exacerbation. Evidence from this study suggests worse outcomes with antibiotic use, including a longer hospital stay, higher costs, and greater risk of diarrhea.

American Family Physician : POEMs

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2019/0801/p185.html

Multifocal Pneumonia: Fever, Cough, and Dyspnea - Photo Quiz - American Family Physician Restricted content. Login required.

Apr 15, 2021 - An 80-year-old patient presented to the emergency department with several days of increasing shortness of breath and abnormalities on a chest radiograph.

American Family Physician : Photo Quiz

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2021/0415/p503.html

Multimedia Review - Mar 1, 2000 - American Family Physician

Mar 1, 2000 - ...or caregivers as educational aids to help enhance communication. The book addresses more than 150 topics, such as depression, heart failure, stroke, pneumonia, anemia and hypothyroidism. These topics are generally organized into chapters by anatomic systems. Several significant...

American Family Physician : Multimedia Review

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2000/0301/p1574.html

Multimedia Review - Sep 1, 2000 - American Family Physician

Sep 1, 2000 - ...kidneys, can be devastating, leading to premature coronary, cerebral or renal arteriosclerosis. The consequences are myocardial infarction, stroke and renal failure, respectively. With proper recognition and management, blood pressure can be brought below 140/90 mmHg, reducing the...

American Family Physician : Multimedia Review

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2000/0901/p1205.html

Multiple Myeloma: Diagnosis and Treatment - American Family Physician

Mar 15, 2017 - Multiple myeloma accounts for 1.6% of all cancer cases and approximately 10% of hematologic malignancies in the United States. In 2015, an estimated 28,850 new cases of multiple myeloma were diagnosed in the United States, and the disease caused more than 11,000 deaths. Patients older ...

American Family Physician : Article

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2017/0315/p373.html

Muscle Weakness in Adults: Evaluation and Differential Diagnosis - American Family ... Restricted content. Login required.

Jan 15, 2020 - Although the prevalence of muscle weakness in the general population is uncertain, it occurs in about 5% of U.S. adults 60 years and older. Determining the cause of muscle weakness can be challenging. True muscle weakness must first be differentiated from subjective fatigue or ...

American Family Physician : Article

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2020/0115/p95.html

Musculoskeletal Surgery for Nontraumatic Pain: Not a Great Analgesic - POEMs - American... Restricted content. Login required.

Apr 1, 2021 - Musculoskeletal surgery is invaluable for unintentional injury. But for conditions associated with chronic pain (e.g., knee, shoulder, wrist, neck, back pain), even patients with objective changes on imaging that need intervention will not have better long-term pain relief with surgery ...

American Family Physician : POEMs

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2021/0401/p439.html

Myocardial Infarction: Management of the Subacute Period - American Family Physician

Nov 1, 2013 - Optimal management of myocardial infarction in the subacute period focuses on improving the discharge planning process, implementing therapies early to prevent recurrent myocardial infarction, and avoiding hospital readmission. Evidence-based guidelines for the care of patients with ...

American Family Physician : Article

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2013/1101/p581.html

Myxedema Coma: Diagnosis and Treatment - American Family Physician

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

American Family Physician : Article

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

n-3 Fatty Acids Do Not Prevent Cardiovascular Events in High-Risk Patients - POEMs - ...

Nov 1, 2013 - There is no evidence that n-3 fatty acids prevent cardiovascular events or death in older adults who have cardiovascular disease (or who are at risk of it but have not had a myocardial infarction).

American Family Physician : POEMs

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2013/1101/od2.html

Naltrexone/Bupropion (Contrave) for Weight Loss

April 15, 2015 STEPS

American Family Physician

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2015/0415/afp20150415p554.pdf

Naltrexone/Bupropion (Contrave) for Weight Loss - STEPS - American Family Physician

Apr 15, 2015 - Naltrexone/bupropion produces clinically significant weight loss when combined with a diet and exercise program. It decreases body weight in patients with diabetes, but its effect on diabetic outcomes is not known. A significant proportion of patients will experience adverse effects.

American Family Physician : STEPS

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2015/0415/p554.html

NAMS Releases Position Statement on the Treatment of Vasomotor Symptoms Associated with...

Jul 15, 2004 - The North American Menopause Society (NAMS) has released an evidence-based position statement on the treatment of vasomotor symptoms associated with menopause to provide recommendations on the most effective treatments.

American Family Physician : Practice Guidelines

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2004/0715/p393.html

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