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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

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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

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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

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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 ...

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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

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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

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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

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...

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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...

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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

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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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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

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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 ...

American Family Physician : Article

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2002/1001/p1209.html

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...

American Family Physician : Editorials

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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, ...

American Family Physician : Article

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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 ...

American Family Physician : Article

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2002/1001/p1269.html

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

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2002/1001/p1279.html

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

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2002/1001/p1205.html

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...

American Family Physician : 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....

American Family Physician : Diary from a Week in Practice

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2002/1001/p1200.html

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...

American Family Physician : Tip

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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...

American Family Physician : Tip

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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...

American Family Physician : Tip

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2002/1001/p1307.html

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...

American Family Physician : Article

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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

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2002/0915/p1096.html

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...

American Family Physician : Letter

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2002/0915/p958.html

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...

American Family Physician : Tip

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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, ...

American Family Physician : Article

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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 ...

American Family Physician : Article

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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...

American Family Physician : Tip

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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

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2002/0901/p911.html

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...

American Family Physician : Tip

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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...

American Family Physician : Tip

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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...

American Family Physician : Tip

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2002/0901/p851.html

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

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2002/0815/p601.html

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...

American Family Physician : Tip

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2002/0815/p669.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...

American Family Physician : Article

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

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 ...

American Family Physician : Article

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2002/0801/p461.html

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) ...

American Family Physician : Article

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Postpartum Eclampsia - Letters to the Editor - American Family Physician

Aug 1, 2002 - ...hours of delivery. Prepartum, the disease is definitively treated by delivery with subsequent diuresis and resolution of proteinuria and hypertension. A 37-year-old woman (gravida 5, para 3, spontaneous abortion 1) had an uneventful pregnancy with good prenatal care, documented...

American Family Physician : Letter

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2002/0801/p378.html

High Blood Pressure and Exercise - American Family Physician

Aug 1, 2002 - ...of your arteries. Arteries are the pipes that carry blood from your heart to all parts of your body. High blood pressure, also called hypertension, happens when your blood puts extra pressure on the walls of your arteries. This extra pressure can increase your risk for stroke, heart...

American Family Physician : Patient Handout

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2002/0801/p457.html

Acute Management of Atrial Fibrillation: Part II. Prevention of Thromboembolic ...

Jul 15, 2002 - Family physicians should be familiar with the acute management of atrial fibrillation and the initiation of chronic therapy for this common arrhythmia. Initial management should include hemodynamic stabilization, rate control, restoration of sinus rhythm, and initiation of ...

American Family Physician : Article

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2002/0715/p261.html

Acute Management of Atrial Fibrillation: Part I. Rate and Rhythm Control - American ...

Jul 15, 2002 - Atrial fibrillation is the arrhythmia most commonly encountered in family practice. Serious complications can include congestive heart failure, myocardial infarction, and thromboembolism. Initial treatment is directed at controlling the ventricular rate, most often with a calcium ...

American Family Physician : Article

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2002/0715/p249.html

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 ...

American Family Physician : Article

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2002/0715/p297.html

ACOG practice bulletin on diagnosing and managing preeclampsia and eclampsia. - ...

Jul 15, 2002 - The American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG) has developed a practice bulletin on the diagnosis and management of preeclampsia and eclampsia.

American Family Physician : Practice Guidelines

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2002/0715/p330.html

Should We Use Multiple Risk Factor Interventions for the Primary Prevention of Coronary...

Jul 15, 2002 - In hypertensive patients at high risk for coronary artery disease, multiple risk factor reduction interventions reduce risk factors and mortality. In other patients, multiple risk factor reduction interventions reduce total cholesterol levels, blood pressure (systolic and diastolic) ...

American Family Physician : Cochrane for Clinicians

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2002/0715/p245.html

What Physicians Need to Know About Seniors and Limited Prescription Benefits, and Why -...

Jul 15, 2002 - More and more often, seniors are faced with outpatient prescription benefits that have annual spending limits, and they may be forced to cut back on use of medications when they run out of benefits before the end of the year. Family physicians can play a valuable role by helping seniors...

American Family Physician : Graham Center Policy One-Pagers

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2002/0715/p212.html

Common Bacterial Skin Infections - American Family Physician

Jul 1, 2002 - Family physicians frequently treat bacterial skin infections in the office and in the hospital. Common skin infections include cellulitis, erysipelas, impetigo, folliculitis, and furuncles and carbuncles. Cellulitis is an infection of the dermis and subcutaneous tissue that has poorly ...

American Family Physician : Article

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2002/0701/p119.html

Principles of Office Anesthesia: Part I. Infiltrative Anesthesia - American Family ...

Jul 1, 2002 - The use of effective analgesia is vital for any office procedure in which pain may be inflicted. The ideal anesthetic achieves 100 percent analgesia in a short period of time, works on intact or nonintact skin without systemic side effects, and invokes neither pain nor toxicity. Because...

American Family Physician : Article

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2002/0701/p91.html

Alternative Therapies for Traditional Disease States: Menopause - American Family ...

Jul 1, 2002 - With growing concern about the use of hormone replacement therapy, some women are looking for alternative treatments for menopausal symptoms and preventing postmenopausal cardiovascular disease and osteoporosis. In observational trials, exercise has been associated with decreased ...

American Family Physician : Article

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2002/0701/p129.html

Clinical Briefs - Jul 1, 2002 - American Family Physician

Jul 1, 2002 - ...granted marketing approval for olmesartan medoxomil (Benicar). Olmesartan is an angiotensin II receptor blocker for the treatment of hypertension. It may be used alone or in combination with other antihypertensive agents. According to the manufacturer, olmesartan works by blocking...

American Family Physician : Clinical Briefs

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2002/0701/p164.html

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

Jul 1, 2002 - ...woman whose blood values have been a bit off-target for the past few years. She tends to worry about everything. In addition to essential hypertension, osteoarthritis, and hypothyroidism, she also has mild anemia, slightly decreased renal function, and mild hyperlipidemia. In an...

American Family Physician : Diary from a Week in Practice

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2002/0701/p73.html

Tips From Other Journals - American Family Physician

Jul 1, 2002 - ...and euphoric effects. They also offer some cardiopulmonary benefits, including decreased cardiac congestion and decreased pulmonary hypertension. Opioids can be administered by various routes, including cutaneous patches, subcutaneous injection, parenteral, oral, inhaled, or per...

American Family Physician : Tip

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Preconception Health Care - American Family Physician

Jun 15, 2002 - Appropriate preconception health care improves pregnancy outcomes. When started at least one month before conception, folic acid supplements can prevent neural tube defects. Targeted genetic screening and counseling should be offered on the basis of age, ethnic background, or family ...

American Family Physician : Article

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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 ...

American Family Physician : Article

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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 ...

American Family Physician : Article

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

Guidelines for Managing Alzheimer's Disease: Part II. Treatment - American Family ...

Jun 15, 2002 - Once the clinical diagnosis of Alzheimer's disease has been made, a treatment plan must be developed. This plan should include cholinesterase inhibitor therapy to temporarily improve cognition or slow the rate of cognitive decline, management of comorbid conditions, treatment of ...

American Family Physician : Article

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Tips From Other Journals - American Family Physician

Jun 15, 2002 - ...if the pain seems to be ischemic. Because of their mechanism of action, trip-tans should not be used in patients with uncontrolled hypertension; however, triptans may be an appropriate treatment for migraine if blood pressure is well controlled. Pregnant women are proscribed from...

American Family Physician : Tip

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Tips From Other Journals - American Family Physician

Jun 15, 2002 - ...in forced expiratory volume in one second (FEV1). Individual patients may, however, develop serious complications such as pulmonary hypertension or cor pulmonale. Pregnant patients with CF should continue physiotherapy and medication use with adjustment for physiologic changes of...

American Family Physician : Tip

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How to Prepare for Pregnancy - American Family Physician

Jun 15, 2002 - ...If you take any medicines regularly, ask your doctor if you can take them when you are pregnant. If you have diabetes, hypertension, asthma, or epilepsy, the condition should be well controlled before pregnancy. When should I stop taking my birth control pills? Discuss this with...

American Family Physician : Patient Handout

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2002/0615/p2521.html

Evaluation and Treatment of Heat-Related Illnesses - American Family Physician

Jun 1, 2002 - The body's ability to regulate core temperature depends on both host (internal) and environmental (external) factors. Although athletes are commonly thought to be most at risk for heat illnesses, children and the elderly are particularly vulnerable. Heat cramps, which are caused by ...

American Family Physician : Article

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Significant FDA Approvals in 2001 - Practice Guidelines - American Family Physician

Jun 1, 2002 - In 2001, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) launched numerous initiatives to assure the availability of medical products for the treatment of injuries that could be caused by terrorists using biologic, chemical, or nuclear agents.

American Family Physician : Practice Guidelines

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2002/0601/p2377.html

Peripheral Arterial Disease - Clinical Evidence Handbook - American Family Physician

Jun 1, 2002 - What are the effects of treatments for chronic peripheral arterial disease?

American Family Physician : Clinical Evidence Handbook

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2002/0601/p2321.html

Tips From Other Journals - American Family Physician

Jun 1, 2002 - ...Many patients with hypertension must use more than one antihypertensive medication to achieve blood pressure control. Drug interactions are possible, especially when patients require medications for other conditions. Flockhart and Tanus-Santos reviewed the drug metabolic effects...

American Family Physician : Tip

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Tips From Other Journals - American Family Physician

Jun 1, 2002 - ...risk. These associations did not change when adjusted for physical activity, smoking, alcohol consumption, hypercholesterolemia, hypertension, ancestry, and family history of diabetes. Obesity increased the positive risk associated with the western-pattern diet. Whole-grain intake...

American Family Physician : Tip

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Tips From Other Journals - American Family Physician

Jun 1, 2002 - ...Moderate exercise and improved diet, accompanied by a small weight loss, have proven efficacy in the treatment of mild hypertension. Members of the Diabetes Prevention Program Research Group extended that logic to the management of patients with impaired glucose tolerance, who are...

American Family Physician : Tip

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2002/0601/p2338.html

ACOG Practice Bulletin on Thyroid Disease in Pregnancy - Practice Guidelines - American...

May 15, 2002 - Guidelines developed by the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG) discuss changes in thyroid function during pregnancy, hyperthyroidism, hypothyroidism, and clinical considerations; and provides recommendations.

American Family Physician : Practice Guidelines

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2002/0515/p2158.html

Aspirin for the Primary Prevention of Cardiovascular Events - U.S. Preventive Services ...

May 15, 2002 - This statement summarizes the current U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) recommendations for aspirin in the primary prevention of cardiovascular events and the supporting scientific evidence.

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

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2002/0515/p2107.html

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

May 15, 2002 - ...Valerie, an 80-year-old woman, was seen in the office today by RHS for a follow-up of multiple problems, including COPD, pulmonary hypertension, right ventricular hypertrophy with secondary ventricular dysrhythmias, atopic dermatitis, and type 2 diabetes. For RHS, this visit...

American Family Physician : Diary from a Week in Practice

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2002/0515/p2031.html

An Aspirin a Day Keeps the MI Away (For Some) - Editorials - American Family Physician

May 15, 2002 - ...aspirin therapy is a viable intervention, along with counseling on sedentary lifestyle, tobacco use, poor nutrition, hyperlipidemia, and hypertension.7 Despite the evidence that such advice is effective,8 many opportunities to provide this counseling are missed in our daily...

American Family Physician : Editorials

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2002/0515/p2000.html

Tips From Other Journals - American Family Physician

May 15, 2002 - ...editor's note: These were not healthy patients. One half had hypertension, 36 percent had chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, 80 percent had coronary heart disease, 31 percent had lower limb ischemia, and 14 percent had diabetes. Fourteen percent reported current smoking, and 17...

American Family Physician : Tip

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2002/0515/p2128.html

Tips From Other Journals - American Family Physician

May 15, 2002 - ...months but had not used any hormonal medications or herbal supplements during that time. Exclusions included hysterectomy, uncontrolled hypertension, and history of stroke, cancer, myocardial infarction, or transient ischemic attack during the previous five years. Blood levels of...

American Family Physician : Tip

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2002/0515/p2143.html

Tips From Other Journals - American Family Physician

May 15, 2002 - ...and had higher incomes than women in other groups. The groups were similar in rates of pregnancy loss, neonatal death, pregnancy-induced hypertension or diabetes, anemia, and antenatal hospital admission. Women who exercised reported more acute upper respiratory problems (colds and...

American Family Physician : Tip

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2002/0515/p2156.html

Autoimmune Bullous Dermatoses: A Review - American Family Physician

May 1, 2002 - Bullous dermatoses can be debilitating and possibly fatal. A selection of autoimmune blistering diseases, including pemphigus vulgaris, paraneoplastic pemphigus, bullous pemphigoid, cicatricial pemphigoid, dermatitis herpetiformis and linear IgA dermatosis are reviewed. Pemphigus ...

American Family Physician : Article

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2002/0501/p1861.html

Acute Respiratory Distress Syndrome - American Family Physician

May 1, 2002 - Acute respiratory distress syndrome is the clinical manifestation of severe, acute lung injury. It is characterized by the acute onset of diffuse, bilateral pulmonary infiltrates secondary to noncardiogenic pulmonary edema, refractory hypoxia, and decreased lung compliance. Acute ...

American Family Physician : Article

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2002/0501/p1823.html

Tips From Other Journals - American Family Physician

May 1, 2002 - ...bias; for example, patients with lung disease may have excess respiratory signals that effectively block the perception of pain. Hypertension, increasing age, and diabetes mellitus have also been considered risk factors for unrecognized MI; however, this supposition has not been...

American Family Physician : Tip

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2002/0501/p1902.html

Tips From Other Journals - American Family Physician

May 1, 2002 - ...occur. Long-term use of ephedra is associated with tachyphylaxis and may cause hemodynamic instability during the perioperative period. Hypertension, coma, and fatal hyperpyrexia may occur when ephedra is used with monoamine oxidase inhibitors. Atherosclerosis risk is diminished in...

American Family Physician : Tip

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2002/0501/p1927.html

Prealbumin: A Marker for Nutritional Evaluation - American Family Physician

Apr 15, 2002 - Determining the level of prealbumin, a hepatic protein, is a sensitive and cost-effective method of assessing the severity of illness resulting from malnutrition in patients who are critically ill or have a chronic disease. Prealbumin levels have been shown to correlate with patient ...

American Family Physician : Article

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2002/0415/p1575.html

ANCA-Associated Small-Vessel Vasculitis - American Family Physician

Apr 15, 2002 - Antineutrophil cytoplasmic antibodies (ANCA)-associated vasculitis is the most common primary systemic small-vessel vasculitis to occur in adults. Although the etiology is not always known, the incidence of vasculitis is increasing, and the diagnosis and management of patients may be ...

American Family Physician : Article

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2002/0415/p1615.html

Imaging of Abdominal Aortic Aneurysms - American Family Physician

Apr 15, 2002 - Given the high rate of morbidity and mortality associated with abdominal aortic aneurysms (AAAs), accurate diagnosis and preoperative evaluation are essential for improved patient outcomes. Ultrasonography is the standard method of screening and monitoring AAAs that have not ruptured. ...

American Family Physician : Article

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2002/0415/p1565.html

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

Apr 15, 2002 - ...she had worked in the high-risk obstetrics clinic this morning where several of her patients' pregnancies were complicated by diabetes, hypertension, and other medical problems. Several of the women had severe substance abuse problems, including cocaine and alcohol. But what all of...

American Family Physician : Diary from a Week in Practice

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2002/0415/p1555.html

Tips From Other Journals - American Family Physician

Apr 15, 2002 - ...Hypertension, advanced cardiovascular disease, hyperthyroidism, glaucoma, agitated states, history of drug abuse Phendimetrazine (Bontril) Noradrenergic 17.5 to 70 mg two to three times per day or 105 mg sustained-release per day $1.20 to $5.25 per day III Same as...

American Family Physician : Tip

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2002/0415/p1675.html

Tips From Other Journals - American Family Physician

Apr 15, 2002 - ...obtained on admission and at 26 to 28 weeks of gestation. Women with preterm delivery and pregnancies complicated by hemoglobinopathies, hypertension, or multiple gestation were excluded. In addition to gathering data on the pregnant women, the authors interviewed 31 obstetric...

American Family Physician : Tip

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2002/0415/p1670.html

Spinal Epidural Abscess: A Diagnostic Challenge - American Family Physician

Apr 1, 2002 - Epidural abscess of the spinal column is a rare condition that can be fatal if left untreated. Risk factors for epidural abscess include immunocompromised states such as diabetes mellitus, alcoholism, cancer, and acquired immunodeficiency syndrome, as well as spinal procedures including...

American Family Physician : Article

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2002/0401/p1341.html

Interviewing When Family Members Are Present - American Family Physician

Apr 1, 2002 - The presence of family members at an office visit creates unique opportunities and challenges for the physician while interviewing the patient. The physician must address issues of confidentiality, privacy, and agency. Special skills are required to respectfully and efficiently involve ...

American Family Physician : Article

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2002/0401/p1351.html

The Clinical Importance of Defining Family - Editorials - American Family Physician

Apr 1, 2002 - ...information is by using a family tree or genogram.5 Cancers of the ovary, breast, and colon, and premature heart attacks, migraines, hypertension, and asthma are examples of disease conditions known to have familial patterns of genetic origin. Understanding a patient's biologic...

American Family Physician : Editorials

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2002/0401/p1277.html

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

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

American Family Physician : Article

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

Smoking Cessation: Integration of Behavioral and Drug Therapies - American Family ...

Mar 15, 2002 - Family physicians should take advantage of each contact with smokers to encourage and support smoking cessation. Once a patient is identified as a smoker, tools are available to assess readiness for change. Using motivational interviewing techniques, the physician can help the patient ...

American Family Physician : Article

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2002/0315/p1107.html

Quantum Sufficit - Mar 15, 2002 - American Family Physician

Mar 15, 2002 - ...drugs the previous week, and 16 percent indicated they were also taking an herbal supplement. Participants most often named headache and hypertension as the reasons for taking drugs. The most common reason given for taking vitamins and herbal supplements was health. Who says...

American Family Physician : Quantum Sufficit

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2002/0315/p1021.html

Children, Physical Activity, and Public Health: Another Call to Action - Editorials - ...

Mar 15, 2002 - ...are less active and more obese than ever before.1 They are, therefore, at increased risk for negative health outcomes such as diabetes, hypertension, and cardiovascular disease, which are associated with sedentary lifestyles. Multiple social, cultural, and environmental factors have...

American Family Physician : Editorials

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2002/0315/p1033.html

Tips From Other Journals - American Family Physician

Mar 15, 2002 - ...sympathomimetic agent that stimulates alpha-adrenergic receptors on smooth muscle and can reduce nasal congestion. Toxic effects include hypertension, tachycardia, and central nervous system (CNS) stimulation (presenting as agitation, insomnia, psychosis, and/or seizures). Cerebral...

American Family Physician : Tip

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2002/0315/p1195.html

AAFP News - Mar 15, 2002 - American Family Physician

Mar 15, 2002 - Selected policy and health issues news briefs from AAFP News Now.

American Family Physician : AAFP News: AFP Edition

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2002/0315/p1017.html

Cholesterol Treatment Guidelines Update - American Family Physician

Mar 1, 2002 - Hypercholesterolemia is one of the major contributors to atherosclerosis and coronary heart disease in our society. The National Cholesterol Education Program of the National Institutes of Health has created a set of guidelines that standardize the clinical assessment and management of ...

American Family Physician : Article

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2002/0301/p871.html

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