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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

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2003/0515/p2227.html

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

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2003/0501/p1959.html

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

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2003/0501/p1937.html

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

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2003/0501/p2025.html

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

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2003/0501/p1911.html

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

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2003/0501/p1975.html

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

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2003/0415/p1709.html

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

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2003/0415/p1673.html

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

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2003/0401/p1529.html

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

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2003/0401/p1619.html

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...

American Family Physician : Tip

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2003/0401/p1611.html

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

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2003/0315/p1249.html

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

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2003/0315/p1187.html

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

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2003/0315/p1188a.html

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

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2003/0315/p1392.html

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

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2003/0315/p1188.html

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

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2003/0315/p1187a.html

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

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2003/0315/p1366.html

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

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2003/0315/p1354a.html

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

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2003/0315/p1372.html

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

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2003/0315/p1375.html

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

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2003/0301/p1019.html

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

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2003/0301/p975.html

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

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2003/0301/p1139.html

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

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2003/0301/p1112.html

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

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2003/0301/p1119.html

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

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2003/0215/p687.html

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

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2003/0215/p724.html

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

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2003/0215/p887.html

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

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2003/0215/p860.html

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

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2003/0215/p841.html

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

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2003/0215/p831.html

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

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2003/0215/p866.html

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

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2003/0201/p645.html

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

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2003/0201/p607.html

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

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2003/0201/p639.html

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

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2003/0201/p590.html

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

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2003/0201/p609.html

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

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2003/0201/p449.html

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

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2003/0115/p315.html

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

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2003/0115/p347.html

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

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2003/0115/p358.html

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

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2003/0115/p410.html

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

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2003/0115/p414.html

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

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2003/0101/p67.html

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

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2003/0101/p77.html

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

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2003/0101/p62.html

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

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2003/0101/p25.html

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,...

American Family Physician : Tip

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2003/0101/p169a.html

The Management of the Acute Migraine Headache - American Family Physician

Dec 1, 2002 - As many as 30 million Americans have migraine headaches. The impact on patients and their families can be tremendous, and treatment of migraines can present diagnostic and therapeutic challenges for family physicians. Abortive treatment options include nonspecific and migraine-specific ...

American Family Physician : Article

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2002/1201/p2123.html

Clinical Briefs - Dec 1, 2002 - American Family Physician

Dec 1, 2002 - ...Updated Recommendations to Prevent Hypertension The National High Blood Pressure Education Program (NHBPEP) has updated its recommendations to prevent hypertension. The recommendations appear in the October 16, 2002 issue of JAMA. New recommendations include adequate intake of...

American Family Physician : Clinical Briefs

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2002/1201/p2168.html

Diary from a Week in Practice - Dec 1, 2002 - American Family Physician

Dec 1, 2002 - ...episodic hypertension. JOH wondered how he was able to tell that his blood pressure was high until he was told about the two sphygmomanometers that he carried in his backpack. His blood pressure on the mobile clinic was normal, and JOH was reluctant to treat episodic hypertension,...

American Family Physician : Diary from a Week in Practice

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2002/1201/p2083.html

Additional Side Effects of ACE Inhibitors - Letters to the Editor - American Family ...

Dec 1, 2002 - ...Division of Hypertension Mayo Clinic 200 1st SW Rochester, MN 55905 Send letters to afplet@aafp.org, or 11400 Tomahawk Creek Pkwy., Leawood, KS 66211-2680. Include your complete address, e-mail address, and telephone number. Letters should be fewer than 400 words and limited to...

American Family Physician : Letter

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2002/1201/p2048.html

Preoperative Cardiac Risk Assessment - American Family Physician

Nov 15, 2002 - Heart disease is the leading cause of mortality in the United States. An important subset of heart disease is perioperative myocardial infarction, which affects approximately 50,000 persons each year. The American College of Cardiology (ACC) and American Heart Association (AHA) have ...

American Family Physician : Article

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2002/1115/p1889.html

Using Medications Appropriately in Older Adults - American Family Physician

Nov 15, 2002 - Older Americans comprise 13 percent of the population, but they consume an average of 30 percent of all prescription drugs. Every day, physicians are faced with issues surrounding appropriate prescribing to older patients. Polypharmacy, use of supplements, adherence issues, and the ...

American Family Physician : Article

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2002/1115/p1917.html

Diary from a Week in Practice - Nov 15, 2002 - American Family Physician

Nov 15, 2002 - ...as a public school teacher and had become a grandmother times three. Apart from being treated for mild hypothyroidism and moderate hypertension, she had enjoyed good health. She was happy to be retired and was enjoying assisting with the care of her grandchildren. When questioned...

American Family Physician : Diary from a Week in Practice

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2002/1115/p1863.html

A Common Sense Approach to Perioperative Evaluation - Editorials - American Family ...

Nov 15, 2002 - ...on possible previous or current coronary artery disease (CAD), diabetes mellitus, congestive heart failure (CHF), vascular disease, and hypertension, all of which are markers of a long-term adverse prognosis. Physical examination, simple laboratory tests, such as hematocrit, renal...

American Family Physician : Editorials

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2002/1115/p1824.html

Lead Poisoning Presents a Difficult Diagnosis - Letters to the Editor - American Family...

Nov 15, 2002 - ...lead intoxication in adults has resulted in hypertension, anemia, peripheral neuropathy, and nephropathy. Lead-induced nephropathy is one of the oldest described manifestations of plumbism, and it has been linked to adult-onset hypertension in several population surveys.2,3 Some...

American Family Physician : Letter

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2002/1115/p1839.html

Behavioral Counseling in Primary Care to Promote Physical Activity: Recommendations and...

Nov 15, 2002 - This statement summarizes the current U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) recommendation on counseling by primary care physicians to promote physical activity 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

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2002/1115/p1931.html

Quantum Sufficit - Nov 15, 2002 - American Family Physician

Nov 15, 2002 - ...What diagnoses are you making the most? According to a survey conducted by Scott-Levin of 505 physicians, hypertension, diabetes mellitus, and chronic sinusitis were the most frequently made diagnoses during family physician office visits last year, reports Family Practice News....

American Family Physician : Quantum Sufficit

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2002/1115/p1817.html

Tips From Other Journals - American Family Physician

Nov 15, 2002 - ...pressure levels less than 140/90 mm Hg. Although commonly cited obstacles to good blood pressure control include lack of awareness of hypertension, suboptimal medical management, and poor patient adherence to medication regimens, a key factor associated with successful blood...

American Family Physician : Tip

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2002/1115/p1979.html

Tips From Other Journals - American Family Physician

Nov 15, 2002 - ...of risk factors was high. About one half of the patients were smokers, 36 to 40 percent had hypercholesterolemia, 20 to 27 percent had hypertension, and more than 30 percent had a family history of cardiovascular disease. The three treatment groups were comparable in demographic and...

American Family Physician : Tip

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2002/1115/p1992.html

Common Issues in the Care of Sick Neonates - American Family Physician

Nov 1, 2002 - Newborn infants may be transferred to a special care nursery because of conditions such as prematurity (gestation less than 37 weeks), prolonged resuscitation, respiratory distress, cyanosis, and jaundice, and for evaluation of neonatal sepsis. Newborn infants' core temperature should ...

American Family Physician : Article

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2002/1101/p1685.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

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2002/1101/p1737.html

Quantum Sufficit - Nov 1, 2002 - American Family Physician

Nov 1, 2002 - ...A taste for salt in babies may be related to elevated blood pressure, according to a study published in Hypertension. Researchers gave 234 newborns small drops of a water-and-salt mixture and found that the babies who had the most favorable response to the salty taste also had...

American Family Physician : Quantum Sufficit

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2002/1101/p1609.html

Preoperative Care of Patients with Kidney Disease - American Family Physician

Oct 15, 2002 - Patients with chronic kidney disease often require surgical interventions for vascular access and for medical problems related to comorbid conditions. Perioperative morbidity and mortality rates are increased in these patients. Preoperative attention to common medical problems that ...

American Family Physician : Article

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2002/1015/p1471.html

Diary from a Week in Practice - Oct 15, 2002 - American Family Physician

Oct 15, 2002 - ...74-year-old woman who had been her patient for nearly 10 years. The woman had always been in excellent health, except for well-controlled hypertension. Two days earlier, she had an intracerebral hemorrhage, and she was now unresponsive. She would occasionally open her eyes, but she...

American Family Physician : Diary from a Week in Practice

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2002/1015/p1426.html

Tips From Other Journals - American Family Physician

Oct 15, 2002 - ...Asymptomatic Hypertension Am Fam Physician. 2002 Oct 15;66(8):1547-1548. In patients with diastolic blood pressures between 115 and 129 mm Hg, only three patients require treatment to prevent one death, stroke, or myocardial infarction. In other forms of hypertension, the numbers...

American Family Physician : Tip

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Controlling Hypertension in Patients with Diabetes - American Family Physician

Oct 1, 2002 - Hypertension and diabetes mellitus are common diseases in the United States. Patients with diabetes have a much higher rate of hypertension than would be expected in the general population. Regardless of the antihypertensive agent used, a reduction in blood pressure helps to prevent ...

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Hypertension and Diabetes: Family Physicians' Pivotal Role - Editorials - American ...

Oct 1, 2002 - ...Hypertension and Diabetes: Family Physicians' Pivotal Role GEORGE L. BAKRIS, M.D. Rush Presbyterian/St. Luke's Medical Center Chicago, Illinois Am Fam Physician. 2002 Oct 1;66(7):1151-1153. Related Article In the United States, diabetes is the most common cause of both blindness and...

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Prevention of Iron Deficiency in Infants and Toddlers - American Family Physician

Oct 1, 2002 - The prevalence of nutritional iron deficiency anemia in infants and toddlers has declined dramatically since 1960. However, satisfaction with this achievement must be tempered because iron deficiency anemia in infants and toddlers is associated with long-lasting diminished mental, ...

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Vulvar Cancer - American Family Physician

Oct 1, 2002 - Vulvar cancer was reported in 3,200 women in 1998, resulting in 800 deaths. Recent evidence suggests that vulvar cancer comprises two separate diseases. The first type may develop from vulvar intraepithelial neoplasia caused by human papillomavirus infection and is increasing in ...

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Obesity - Clinical Evidence Handbook - American Family Physician

Oct 1, 2002 - What are the effects of drug treatments for obesity in adults?

American Family Physician : Clinical Evidence Handbook

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Caregiver Support for Women During Childbirth: Does the Presence of a Labor-Support ...

Oct 1, 2002 - This review indicates that continuous caregiver support during childbirth has a number of benefits with minimal to no risks. It was less likely that women would need pain medications or have an operative vaginal delivery, a cesarean section, or a five-minute Apgar score of less than 7 ...

American Family Physician : Cochrane for Clinicians

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Quantum Sufficit - Oct 1, 2002 - American Family Physician

Oct 1, 2002 - ...Next: Hypertension and Diabetes: Family Physicians' Pivotal Role View the full table of contents >> Home / Journals / afp / Vol. 66/No. 7(October 1, 2002) / Quantum Sufficit: Quantum Sufficit...

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Diary From a Week in Practice - Diary from a Week in Practice - American Family Physician

Oct 1, 2002 - ...Previous: Hypertension and Diabetes: Family Physicians' Pivotal Role Next: Caregiver Support for Women During Childbirth: Does the Presence of a Labor-Support Person Affect Maternal-Child Outcomes? View the full table of contents >> Home / Journals / afp / Vol. 66/No....

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Tips From Other Journals - American Family Physician

Oct 1, 2002 - ...have shown that garlic use can lower serum cholesterol levels from 5 to 15 percent, reduce plaque size, and cause a modest reduction in hypertension. Nevertheless, knowledge about the active compounds and the exact mechanisms of action are lacking. Other cardiovascular benefits can...

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Tips From Other Journals - American Family Physician

Oct 1, 2002 - ...occur in one person per 1,000. A review by Gibson and Watson stresses the importance of early detection of the condition and control of hypertension. At least two forms of APKD are currently recognized. The more common PKD1 (approximately 86 percent of cases) is attributed to...

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Tips From Other Journals - American Family Physician

Oct 1, 2002 - ...syndrome. Other features include intrauterine fetal death and deliveries before 34 weeks' gestation associated with pregnancy-induced hypertension or intrauterine growth retardation. Mothers may also have livedo reticularis, arterial or venous thrombosis, or neurologic conditions...

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Occupational Skin Disease - American Family Physician

Sep 15, 2002 - Contact dermatitis, the most common occupational skin disease, is characterized by clearly demarcated areas of rash at sites of exposure. The rash improves on removal of the offending agent. In allergic contact dermatitis, even minute exposures to antigenic substances can lead to a skin...

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Updated Guidelines for Perioperative Cardiovascular Evaluation for Noncardiac Surgery -...

Sep 15, 2002 - The American College of Cardiology/American Heart Association (ACC/AHA) recently updated the 1996 guidelines on perioperative cardiovascular evaluation for noncardiac surgery.

American Family Physician : Practice Guidelines

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Perioperative Screening for Obstructive Sleep Apnea - Letters to the Editor - American ...

Sep 15, 2002 - ...to the editor: We would like to commend the authors of the article entitled Treating Obstructive Sleep Apnea Improves Essential Hypertension and Quality of Life. 1 However, as health care providers in the perioperative arena, we would like to stress the importance of obstructive...

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Tips From Other Journals - American Family Physician

Sep 15, 2002 - ...with atrial fibrillation who have a lower risk of thromboembolic stroke, including those with no history of cardiovascular events or hypertension, no therapy or aspirin might be a better alternative. Stroke Prophylaxis Treatment Recommendations, Based on Maximizing QALYs The...

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Tension-Type Headache - American Family Physician

Sep 1, 2002 - Tension-type headache typically causes pain that radiates in a band-like fashion bilaterally from the forehead to the occiput. Pain often radiates to the neck muscles and is described as tightness, pressure, or dull ache. Migraine-type features (unilateral, throbbing pain, nausea, ...

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Treatment of Ethylene Glycol Poisoning - American Family Physician

Sep 1, 2002 - Ingestion of ethylene glycol may be an important contributor in patients with metabolic acidosis of unknown cause and subsequent renal failure. Expeditious diagnosis and treatment will limit metabolic toxicity and decrease morbidity and mortality. Ethylene glycol poisoning should be ...

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Tips From Other Journals - American Family Physician

Sep 1, 2002 - ...They enrolled more than 9,000 Scandinavian patients 55 to 80 years of age who had hypertension and evidence of LVH on electrocardiography (ECG). Exclusions included patients with secondary hypertension, recent myocardial infarction or stroke, angina, heart failure, or...

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A Hearing Problem - Curbside Consultation - American Family Physician

Sep 1, 2002 - This brief vignette raises questions about the biopsychosocial aspects of presbycusis. The answers to these questions can help guide clinical strategies for patients with hearing loss and their family members.

American Family Physician : Curbside Consultation

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Tips From Other Journals - American Family Physician

Sep 1, 2002 - ...Thyroid Hormone Effect on Hypertension, Aortic Stiffness Am Fam Physician. 2002 Sep 1;66(5):851-852. Hypertension, most commonly diastolic, is increased in patients with hypothyroidism because of increased peripheral vascular resistance. Hypertension is caused by hypothyroidism in...

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Tips From Other Journals - American Family Physician

Sep 1, 2002 - ...Reduces myocardial infarction and atherosclerosis; reduces hypertension; improves outcome in IgA nephropathy, lupus erythematosus, rheumatoid arthritis, inflammatory bowel disease, diabetes, and psychiatric disorders Omega-6 fatty acids Generalized reduction in immune...

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Tips From Other Journals - American Family Physician

Sep 1, 2002 - ...older, nonsmokers, more likely to take aspirin and multivitamins regularly, and more physically active. Their rates of obesity and hypertension, however, were higher. After adjusting for age and cardiovascular risk factors, intake of fish was inversely associated with incidence of...

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

Aug 15, 2002 - Unruptured intracranial aneurysms occur in up to 6 percent of the general population. Most persons with these aneurysms remain asymptomatic and are usually unaware of their presence. Risk factors for the formation of aneurysms include a family history of aneurysm, various inherited ...

American Family Physician : Article

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Tips From Other Journals - American Family Physician

Aug 15, 2002 - ...previous stroke or transient ischemic attack (1,013 patients), peripheral artery disease (4,051 patients), diabetes (3,577 patients), or hypertension (4,355 patients). The average age was 66 years, and the average blood pressure was 139/79 mm Hg. Patients were randomly allocated to...

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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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Using ACE Inhibitors Appropriately - American Family Physician

Aug 1, 2002 - When first introduced in 1981, angiotensin-converting enzyme (ACE) inhibitors were indicated only for treatment of refractory hypertension. Since then, they have been shown to reduce morbidity or mortality in congestive heart failure, myocardial infarction, diabetes mellitus, chronic ...

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Rosacea: A Common Yet Commonly Overlooked Condition - American Family Physician

Aug 1, 2002 - Rosacea is a common, but often overlooked, skin condition of uncertain etiology that can lead to significant facial disfigurement, ocular complications, and severe emotional distress. The progression of rosacea is variable; however, typical stages include: (1) facial flushing, (2) ...

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