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New AHA Recommendations for Blood Pressure Measurement - Practice Guidelines - American...

Oct 1, 2005 - The American Heart Association (AHA) has published a new set of recommendations for the measurement of blood pressure to increase accuracy of clinic readings, and in recognition of major changes over the past 10 years (including the prohibition of mercury in many countries).

American Family Physician : Practice Guidelines

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2005/1001/p1391.html

Cochrane for Clinicians - Oct 1, 2005 - American Family Physician

Oct 1, 2005 - Although no difference in effectiveness has been demonstrated in existing trials, too few patients have been studied to detect small but clinically important differences in pregnancy rates. Low-dose estrogen pills have higher rates of discontinuation and bleeding disturbances.

American Family Physician : Cochrane for Clinicians

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2005/1001/p1224a.html

Reliability Science: Reducing the Error Rate in Your Practice -- FPM

Oct 1, 2005 - These seven principles can help ensure that your patients receive the right care at the right time every time.

Family Practice Management : Articles

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2005/1000/p59.html

AAP Report on Pregnancy in Adolescents - Practice Guidelines - American Family Physician

Oct 1, 2005 - The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) recently published a clinical report on the state of adolescent pregnancy in the United States. The average age at first intercourse is 16 years for males and 17 years for females.

American Family Physician : Practice Guidelines

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2005/1001/p1398.html

Your Feedback is Requested - Inside AFP - American Family Physician

Oct 1, 2005 - ...Previous: Sildenafil Equal to Bosentan in Pulmonary Hypertension Therapy Next: Newsletter View the full table of contents >> Home / Journals / afp / Vol. 72/No. 7(October 1, 2005) / Inside AFP: Your Feedback is Requested...

American Family Physician : Inside AFP

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2005/1001/p1153.html

Rationale for the USPSTF Recommendation on Screening for Glaucoma - Editorials - ...

Oct 1, 2005 - ...early treatment on intermediate outcomes in persons with increased intraocular pressure or early primary open-angle glaucoma: the Ocular Hypertension Treatment Study,3 Collaborative Normal-Tension Glaucoma Study,4 and Early Manifest Glaucoma Trial.5 Two of the three trials3,5 showed...

American Family Physician : Editorials

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2005/1001/p1184.html

Poems & Tips From Other Journals - American Family Physician

Oct 1, 2005 - ...Equal to Bosentan in Pulmonary Hypertension Therapy Am Fam Physician. 2005 Oct 1;72(7):1330-1335. Clinical Question: Is sildenafil (Viagra) more effective than bosentan (Tracleer) in the treatment of patients with class III pulmonary hypertension? Setting: Outpatient (specialty)...

American Family Physician : Tip

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2005/1001/p1330.html

Tips From Other Journals - American Family Physician

Oct 1, 2005 - ...The U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) recommends diabetes screening every three years for patients with hypertension because they have an increased risk of developing diabetes. Experts do not agree on the usefulness of screening because no study has found early...

American Family Physician : Tip

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2005/1001/p1369.html

Tips From Other Journals - American Family Physician

Oct 1, 2005 - ...between the treatment groups in demographics or medical and obstetric history. The main indications for labor induction were post-term, hypertension, fetal disease (e.g., small for gestational age or macrosomia), premature rupture of membranes, polyhydramnios, or oligohydramnios....

American Family Physician : Tip

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2005/1001/p1384.html

Tips From Other Journals - American Family Physician

Oct 1, 2005 - ...criteria were a history of CHD and use of lipid-lowering medications. The authors noted baseline risk factors (e.g., body mass index, hypertension, total cholesterol, high-density lipoprotein cholesterol, LDL cholesterol, triglyceride levels, smoking history, and diabetes). The...

American Family Physician : Tip

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2005/1001/p1364.html

Coenzyme Q10 - American Family Physician

Sep 15, 2005 - Coenzyme Q10 is a vitamin-like substance used in the treatment of a variety of disorders primarily related to suboptimal cellular energy metabolism and oxidative injury. Studies supporting the efficacy of coenzyme Q10 appear most promising for neurodegenerative disorders such as ...

American Family Physician : Article

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2005/0915/p1065.html

Diagnosis and Management of Rheumatoid Arthritis - American Family Physician

Sep 15, 2005 - Rheumatoid arthritis is a chronic inflammatory disease characterized by uncontrolled proliferation of synovial tissue and a wide array of multisystem comorbidities. Prevalence is estimated to be 0.8 percent worldwide, with women twice as likely to develop the disease as men. Untreated, ...

American Family Physician : Article

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2005/0915/p1037.html

Herpes Zoster and Postherpetic Neuralgia: Prevention and Management - American Family ...

Sep 15, 2005 - The recognizable appearance and the dermatomal distribution of herpes zoster lesions usually enable a clinical diagnosis to be made easily. Herpes zoster and postherpetic neuralgia occur mainly in older patients. The role of the varicella vaccine in preventing herpes zoster is ...

American Family Physician : Article

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2005/0915/p1075.html

Tips From Other Journals - American Family Physician

Sep 15, 2005 - ...and if glycemia is an independent metabolic risk factor or a confounding factor with other known cardiovascular risk factors (e.g., hypertension, obesity). Levitan and associates conducted a systematic review and meta-analysis of prospective studies to determine if nondiabetic...

American Family Physician : Tip

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2005/0915/p1106.html

AAFP News - Sep 15, 2005 - American Family Physician

Sep 15, 2005 - Selected policy and health issues news briefs from AAFP News Now.

American Family Physician : AAFP News: AFP Edition

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2005/0915/p987.html

Coding "Routine" Office Visits: 99213 or 99214? -- FPM

Sep 1, 2005 - Before choosing 99213 for routine visits, consider whether your work qualifies for a 99214.

Family Practice Management : Articles

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2005/0900/p52.html

Coding & Documentation - Sep 2005 -- FPM

Sep 1, 2005 - ...Hypertension management Coding a B12 injection Biofeedback training House visits to hospice patients Billing for initial hospital care Coding a newborn office visit Hypertension management Q I recently saw an asymptomatic patient in the clinic for hypertension management. His blood...

Family Practice Management : Coding & Documentation

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2005/0900/p26.html

Statin Therapy in Patients with Type 2 Diabetes - FPIN's Clinical Inquiries - American ...

Sep 1, 2005 - Based on current evidence, statin therapy should be offered to all patients with type 2 diabetes who are known to have coronary artery disease.

American Family Physician : FPIN's Clinical Inquiries

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2005/0901/p866.html

Quantum Sufficit - Sep 1, 2005 - American Family Physician

Sep 1, 2005 - ...Children with pulmonary hypertension may benefit from taking an impotence drug, according to early results of a small study published in Circulation. Sildenafil (Viagra) was given to 14 children with pulmonary hypertension. Children with pulmonary hypertension usually die within one...

American Family Physician : Quantum Sufficit

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2005/0901/p744.html

Urinary Tract Infection in Children - Clinical Evidence Handbook - American Family ...

Sep 1, 2005 - What are the effects of treatment of acute urinary tract infection in children? What are the effects of interventions to prevent recurrence?

American Family Physician : Clinical Evidence Handbook

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2005/0901/p858.html

Diary from a Week in Practice - Sep 1, 2005 - American Family Physician

Sep 1, 2005 - ...My left foot’s asleep all the time, stated Chester. He had type 2 diabetes, hypertension, and hyperlipidemia. On the plus side, he exercised every day, kept his weight under control, and stopped smoking cigarettes about 25 years ago. His most recent A1C level was 6.9 percent and...

American Family Physician : Diary from a Week in Practice

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2005/0901/p798.html

Case Report: Use of Prazosin for Treatment of Posttraumatic Stress Disorder - Letters ...

Sep 1, 2005 - ...activity. The use of prazosin is likely to be familiar to family physicians given its past popularity in the treatment of patients with hypertension. After warning the patient about the potentially significant first-dose effect of orthostatic hypotension, a trial of prazosin was...

American Family Physician : Letter

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2005/0901/p758.html

ICD-9 Changes: It's Time to Tend to Your Superbill -- FPM

Sep 1, 2005 - You’ve got until Oct. 1 to weed out incorrect codes.

Family Practice Management : Articles

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2005/0900/p49.html

Tips From Other Journals - American Family Physician

Sep 1, 2005 - ...months) steroid treatment has been recommended by several studies, but this can result in multiple side effects, including osteoporosis, hypertension, cataracts, and hyperglycemia. Methotrexate (Rheumatrex) has been used to reduce inflammation in rheumatoid arthritis, systemic...

American Family Physician : Tip

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2005/0901/p891.html

Tips From Other Journals - American Family Physician

Sep 1, 2005 - ...with increased mortality; however, voluntary weight loss appeared to be protective in another analysis. Chronic conditions such as hypertension, diabetes, and cardiovascular disease increase at a higher rate in obese persons than in normal-weight persons, so it is likely that t hese...

American Family Physician : Tip

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2005/0901/p939.html

Olmesartan (Benicar) for Hypertension - STEPS - American Family Physician

Aug 15, 2005 - Olmesartan is a safe and effective antihypertensive agent. There is no evidence that olmesartan is more effective than other ARBs or ACE inhibitors. The longest peer-reviewed studies of olmesartan are of two months’ duration; thus, there is no evidence showing olmesartan’s long-term ...

American Family Physician : STEPS

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2005/0815/p673.html

Annular Lesions - Photo Quiz - American Family Physician

Aug 15, 2005 - Photo Quiz presents readers with a clinical challenge based on a photograph or other image.

American Family Physician : Photo Quiz

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2005/0815/p671.html

Patient-Choice Cesarean Delivery - Curbside Consultation - American Family Physician

Aug 15, 2005 - Patient-choice cesarean delivery, although uncommon in the United States, has become controversial in the medical literature and among pregnant women and their maternity care providers over the past three years.

American Family Physician : Curbside Consultation

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2005/0815/p697.html

Tips From Other Journals - American Family Physician

Aug 15, 2005 - ...identified members who were 50 years and older who reported using medications for the treatment of diabetes, depression, heart problems, hypertension, or high cholesterol. The survey asked if the respondents took less of their medication in the past 12 months because of cost, and...

American Family Physician : Tip

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2005/0815/p686.html

Family History: The Three-Generation Pedigree - American Family Physician

Aug 1, 2005 - The collection of a family history ranges from simply asking patients if family members have the same presenting illness to diagramming complex medical and psychosocial relationships as part of a family genogram. The three-generation pedigree provides a pictorial representation of ...

American Family Physician : Article

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2005/0801/p441.html

How to Answer Your Clinical Questions More Efficiently -- FPM

Aug 1, 2005 - Asking focused questions and knowing where to look can lead to quicker answers.

Family Practice Management : Articles

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2005/0700/p37.html

ACC Statement on Preparticipation Cardiovascular Screening for Competitive Athletes - ...

Aug 1, 2005 - The American College of Cardiology (ACC) has released new eligibility guidelines for competitive athletes with cardiovascular abnormalities and clinical guidelines for preparticipation screening.

American Family Physician : Practice Guidelines

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2005/0801/p523.html

Case Report: Drug Interactions Between Statins and Azole Antifungals - Letters to the ...

Jul 15, 2005 - ...The patient is a 67-year-old woman with dyslipidemia, diabetes mellitus, hypertension, and coronary artery disease. Her medications included simvastatin, enalapril (Vasotec), isosorbide dinitrate (Sorbitrate), atenolol (Tenormin), and insulin. Three weeks before presentation, she...

American Family Physician : Letter

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2005/0715/ol2.html

Diary from a Week in Practice - Jul 15, 2005 - American Family Physician

Jul 15, 2005 - ...has died in his sleep. Bart was a convivial bachelor who served in the merchant marines during World War II. A 290-lb 75 year old with hypertension when I first met him in 1994, he developed diabetes a few years later, then shed 50 lbs in fits and starts. He was a model...

American Family Physician : Diary from a Week in Practice

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2005/0715/p261.html

Tips From Other Journals - American Family Physician

Jul 15, 2005 - ...present the first systematic review of the impact of bariatric surgery on comorbid conditions, in particular, diabetes, hyperlipidemia, hypertension, and obstructive sleep apnea. Studies reporting outcomes of comorbid conditions after bariatric surgery were extracted. Weight loss...

American Family Physician : Tip

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2005/0715/p337.html

Diabetic Nephropathy: Common Questions - American Family Physician

Jul 1, 2005 - Diabetic nephropathy, or diabetic kidney disease, affects 20 to 30 percent of patients with diabetes. It is a common cause of kidney failure. Diabetic nephropathy presents in its earliest stage with low levels of albumin (microalbuminuria) in the urine. The most practical method of ...

American Family Physician : Article

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2005/0701/p96.html

Health Effects of Garlic - American Family Physician

Jul 1, 2005 - Garlic has long been used medicinally, most recently for its cardiovascular, antineoplastic, and antimicrobial properties. Sulfur compounds, including allicin, appear to be the active components in the root bulb of the garlic plant. Studies show significant but modest lipid-lowering ...

American Family Physician : Article

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2005/0701/p103.html

Genetic Testing: When to Test, When to Refer - Editorials - American Family Physician

Jul 1, 2005 - ...but most are considerably rarer. The common complex disorders that comprise the bread and butter of primary care, such as breast cancer, hypertension, asthma, and cleft lip, are attributed to the interaction of subtle variations in multiple genes and environmental factors, and they...

American Family Physician : Editorials

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2005/0701/p33.html

Poems & Tips From Other Journals - American Family Physician

Jul 1, 2005 - ...Cardiovascular endpoints were assessed blindly, and mortality data were available for all patients. Although 41 percent of patients had hypertension, only 4 percent had a history of myocardial infarction (MI); 2 percent had a history of stroke; 7 percent, angina; and 2 percent,...

American Family Physician : Tip

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2005/0701/p158.html

Secondary Prevention of Coronary Heart Disease in Elderly Patients - American Family ...

Jun 15, 2005 - Coronary heart disease remains a leading cause of mortality in the United States, with 84 percent of persons 65 years or older dying from this disease. Secondary preventive measures, including lifestyle modification and pharmacotherapy, are important for elderly patients because of the ...

American Family Physician : Article

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2005/0615/p2289.html

Health Issues for Surfers - American Family Physician

Jun 15, 2005 - Surfers are prone to acute injuries as well as conditions resulting from chronic environmental exposure. Sprains, lacerations, strains, and fractures are the most common types of trauma. Injury from the rider's own surfboard may be the prevailing mechanism. Minor wound infections can be...

American Family Physician : Article

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2005/0615/p2313.html

Choosing Between Warfarin (Coumadin) and Aspirin Therapy for Patients with Atrial ...

Jun 15, 2005 - Pooled data from randomized trials show that warfarin reduces the risk of stroke from 4.5 percent to 1.4 percent per year in patients with nonvalvular atrial fibrillation and no history of stroke or transient ischemic attack (TIA).

American Family Physician : Point-of-Care Guides

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2005/0615/p2348.html

Primary Care Interventions to Prevent Low Back Pain in Adults: Recommendation Statement...

Jun 15, 2005 - This statement summarizes the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) recommendations on low back pain and the supporting scientific evidence and updates the 1996 recommendations contained in the Guide to Clinical Preventive Services, 2d ed.

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

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2005/0615/p2337.html

New Series on Workforce Issues - Inside AFP - American Family Physician

Jun 15, 2005 - ...lifestyle changes (e.g., exercise, smoking cessation), lipid lowering, weight reduction, glucose control, and management of diabetes and hypertension. This article is one in a series developed in collaboration with the American Heart Association. Apparent life-threatening...

American Family Physician : Inside AFP

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2005/0615/p2230.html

Diary from a Week in Practice - Jun 15, 2005 - American Family Physician

Jun 15, 2005 - ...room. This patient also happened to be a cheerful, 50-year-old man, but unlike the bike rider, he was overweight and had diabetes and hypertension. I knew that he had not voluntarily exercised in years. As I prepared to give him another encouraging lecture about the value of a short...

American Family Physician : Diary from a Week in Practice

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2005/0615/p2283.html

AAFP News - Jun 15, 2005 - American Family Physician

Jun 15, 2005 - Selected policy and health issues news briefs from AAFP News Now.

American Family Physician : AAFP News: AFP Edition

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2005/0615/p2233.html

Improving Adherence to Treatment for Hypertension - Cochrane for Clinicians - American ...

Jun 1, 2005 - The most effective strategy to improve patient compliance with antihypertensive medication is to simplify the dosing regimen. There is more limited evidence to support a variety of motivational strategies. Patient education alone is ineffective.

American Family Physician : Cochrane for Clinicians

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2005/0601/p2089.html

Treatment of Edema - American Family Physician

Jun 1, 2005 - Edema is the result of an imbalance in the filtration system between the capillary and interstitial spaces. The kidneys play a key role in regulating extracellular fluid volume by adjusting sodium and water excretion. Major causes of edema include venous obstruction, increased capillary...

American Family Physician : Article

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2005/0601/p2111.html

Evaluation and Prevention of Diabetic Neuropathy - American Family Physician

Jun 1, 2005 - Diabetic neuropathy is a debilitating disorder that occurs in nearly 50 percent of patients with diabetes. It is a late finding in type 1 diabetes but can be an early finding in type 2 diabetes. The primary types of diabetic neuropathy are sensorimotor and autonomic. Patients may ...

American Family Physician : Article

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2005/0601/p2123.html

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

Jun 1, 2005 - ...of refugees are in excellent health; an active lifestyle and sparse diet have spared them many of the ravages that come with abundance—hypertension, diabetes, osteoarthritis, hyperlipidemia, and coronary artery disease. Families with four to eight children are normal. The wide eyes...

American Family Physician : Diary from a Week in Practice

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2005/0601/p2085.html

Screening for Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm: Recommendation Statement - U.S. Preventive ...

Jun 1, 2005 - This statement summarizes the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) recommendations on screening for abdominal aortic aneurysm (AAA) and the supporting scientific evidence and updates the 1996 recommendations contained in the Guide to Clinical Preventive Services, 2d ed.

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

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2005/0601/p2144.html

Helping Needy Patients Get Needed Medications -- FPM

Jun 1, 2005 - The article describes how one practice uses volunteers to implement its patient-assistance program, which helps needy patients receive free or discounted medicines from pharmaceutical companies.

Family Practice Management : Articles

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2005/0600/p56.html

Screening for Abdominal Aortic Aneurism - Putting Prevention into Practice - American ...

Jun 1, 2005 - Case study: M.G., a 70-year-old black man, requests refills for his medicines. His medications include lisinopril, atorvastatin, glipizide, and daily aspirin. He smoked heavily when he was younger but quit about 15 years ago. He also asks that you order whatever tests should be done at ...

American Family Physician : Putting Prevention into Practice

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2005/0601/p2154.html

Cochrane for Clinicians - Jun 1, 2005 - American Family Physician

Jun 1, 2005 - Thickened feeds and metoclopramide reduce symptoms of GER in normally developing infants. However, elevating the head of the crib appears to have no effect.

American Family Physician : Cochrane for Clinicians

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2005/0601/p2091.html

Monitor - Jun 2005 -- FPM

Jun 1, 2005 - ...56 percent find it difficult or impossible to generate a list of patients by diagnosis or health risk (e.g., those with diabetes or hypertension); 18 percent have data on their patients' outcomes (e.g., the percentage of patients with diabetes who have good glycemic control)....

Family Practice Management : News Briefs

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2005/0600/p30.html

Tips From Other Journals - American Family Physician

Jun 1, 2005 - ...Persons with diabetes are at higher risk for cardiovascular disease because classical risk factors including obesity, dyslipidemia, and hypertension are common in this group. However, the link between cardiovascular disease and hyperglycemia is not as clear. Studies have shown that...

American Family Physician : Tip

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2005/0601/p2200.html

Poems & Tips From Other Journals - American Family Physician

Jun 1, 2005 - ...age of participants was 71 years, 29 percent were women, 71 percent were white, 62 percent had coronary artery disease, 72 percent had hypertension, and 28 percent had diabetes. Most patients had systolic heart failure (70 percent) with an average ejection fraction of 35 percent in...

American Family Physician : Tip

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2005/0601/p2170.html

Improving the Quality of Care for Patients with Hypertension - Practice Guidelines - ...

May 15, 2005 - ...with Hypertension Am Fam Physician. 2005 May 15;71(10):2008-2010. The Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services has published a technical review on improving the quality of care for patients with hypertension. Closing the...

American Family Physician : Practice Guidelines

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2005/0515/p2008.html

Management of Pregnancy Beyond 40 Weeks' Gestation - American Family Physician

May 15, 2005 - A post-term or prolonged pregnancy is one that reaches 42 weeks' gestation; approximately 5 to 10 percent of pregnancies are post-term. Studies have shown a reduction in the number of pregnancies considered post-term when early ultrasound dating is performed. Maternal and fetal risks ...

American Family Physician : Article

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2005/0515/p1935.html

Evaluation of Poststreptococcal Illness - American Family Physician

May 15, 2005 - Group A beta-hemolytic streptococcal pharyngitis, scarlet fever, and rarely asymptomatic carrier states are associated with a number of poststreptococcal suppurative and nonsuppurative complications. As in streptococcal pharyngitis, acute rheumatic fever, pediatric autoimmune ...

American Family Physician : Article

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2005/0515/p1949.html

Management of Bacterial Meningitis: New Guidelines from the IDSA - Practice Guidelines ...

May 15, 2005 - Bacterial meningitis is a neurologic emergency; progression to more severe disease reduces the patient’s likelihood of a full recovery. The Infectious Diseases Society of America (IDSA) has issued new guidelines for the diagnosis and treatment of bacterial meningitis.

American Family Physician : Practice Guidelines

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2005/0515/p2003.html

Use of Antiretrovirals to Prevent HIV Infection from a Nonoccupational Source - ...

May 15, 2005 - ...Previous: Improving the Quality of Care for Patients with Hypertension Next: Treating My Child's Asthma View the full table of contents >> Home / Journals / afp / Vol. 71/No. 10(May 15, 2005) / Practice Guidelines: Use of Antiretrovirals to Prevent HIV Infection from a...

American Family Physician : Practice Guidelines

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2005/0515/p2010.html

Diabetic Ketoacidosis - American Family Physician

May 1, 2005 - A diagnosis of diabetic ketoacidosis requires the patient's plasma glucose concentration to be above 250 mg per dL (although it usually is much higher), the pH level to be less than 7.30, and the bicarbonate level to be 18 mEq per L or less. Beta-hydroxybutyrate is a better measurement ...

American Family Physician : Article

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2005/0501/p1705.html

A Systematic Approach to Managing Warfarin Doses -- FPM

May 1, 2005 - The article offers a systematic approach for the management of anticoagulation and adjustment of warfarin doses.

Family Practice Management : Articles

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2005/0500/p77.html

"My Rings Won't Fit Anymore" - Photo Quiz - American Family Physician

May 1, 2005 - Photo Quiz presents readers with a clinical challenge based on a photograph or other image.

American Family Physician : Photo Quiz

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2005/0501/p1766.html

Diary from a Week in Practice - May 1, 2005 - American Family Physician

May 1, 2005 - ...Doesn’t his face look unusually red? Otis’s wife asked. Her 54-year-old husband had hypertension treated with sustained-release verapamil. He didn’t smoke cigarettes or consume alcohol. His wife was right; Otis had a ruddy face. Otis reported feeling tired and experiencing...

American Family Physician : Diary from a Week in Practice

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2005/0501/p1695.html

Tips From Other Journals - American Family Physician

May 1, 2005 - ...Hypertension: Gaps Between Guidelines and Practice Am Fam Physician. 2005 May 1;71(9):1800-1802. Hypertension, one of the most common reasons patients visit outpatient medical facilities, affects approximately 50 million Americans. Treatment of hypertension has been shown to...

American Family Physician : Tip

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2005/0501/p1800.html

Poems & Tips From Other Journals - American Family Physician

May 1, 2005 - ...to 325 mg daily) of six randomized controlled trials. The mean age of participants was 72 years, 37 percent were women, 46 percent had hypertension, and 22 percent had a previous stroke or transient ischemic attack. All five rules were able to divide patients into low-, moderate-,...

American Family Physician : Tip

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2005/0501/p1776.html

Poems & Tips From Other Journals - American Family Physician

May 1, 2005 - ...receptor blockade for all patients with left ventricular dysfunction (i.e., ejection fraction of 40 percent or less), heart failure, or hypertension. [ corrected] B: Beta blockade for all patients and blood pressure control, with a goal of 130/85 mm Hg or less. C: Cholesterol...

American Family Physician : Tip

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2005/0501/p1770a.html

Poems & Tips From Other Journals - American Family Physician

May 1, 2005 - ...enrolled 160 overweight or obese adults (mean body mass index = 35; range = 27 to 42) who were 22 to 72 years of age with known hypertension, dyslipidemia, or fasting hyperglycemia. Participants were randomized to one of the following diet groups: Atkins (carbohydrate restriction),...

American Family Physician : Tip

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2005/0501/p1783.html

Tips From Other Journals - American Family Physician

May 1, 2005 - ...Common side effects include drying of the skin and mucous membranes, and headaches, which can be an indication of benign intracranial hypertension. Isotretinoin is contraindicated in pregnancy and can cause elevations in liver enzymes and lipids. It may be associated with...

American Family Physician : Tip

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2005/0501/p1798.html

Evaluation of Chronic Dyspnea - American Family Physician

Apr 15, 2005 - Chronic dyspnea is defined as dyspnea lasting more than one month. In approximately two thirds of patients presenting with dyspnea, the underlying cause is cardiopulmonary disease. Establishing an accurate diagnosis is essential because treatment differs depending on the underlying ...

American Family Physician : Article

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2005/0415/p1529.html

Ethinyl Estradiol/Levonorgestrel (Seasonale) for Oral Contraception - STEPS - American ...

Apr 15, 2005 - Women using ethinyl estradiol/levonorgestrel can expect similar or improved effectiveness and fewer menstrual cycles. Due in part to an increased incidence of unexpected bleeding in the first six months of use, a greater percentage of women will discontinue this regimen than will those ...

American Family Physician : STEPS

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2005/0415/p1581.html

Practice Guidelines - Apr 15, 2005 - American Family Physician

Apr 15, 2005 - ...of disease control (e.g., serum A1C levels, blood pressure) and physician adherence (e.g., serial monitoring of A1C levels, control of hypertension, management of cardiovascular risk factors). The researchers found 58 articles reporting a total of 66 trials that met the established...

American Family Physician : Practice Guidelines

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2005/0415/p1612.html

Diagnosis of Gastrointestinal Bleeding in Adults - American Family Physician

Apr 1, 2005 - The clinical evaluation of gastrointestinal bleeding depends on the hemodynamic status of the patient and the suspected source of the bleeding. Patients presenting with upper gastrointestinal or massive lower gastrointestinal bleeding, postural hypotension, or hemodynamic instability ...

American Family Physician : Article

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2005/0401/p1339.html

Evidence-Based Prenatal Care: Part I. General Prenatal Care and Counseling Issues - ...

Apr 1, 2005 - Effective prenatal care should integrate the best available evidence into a model of shared decision making. Pregnant women should be counseled about the risks of smoking and alcohol and drug use. Structured educational programs to promote breastfeeding are effective. Routine fetal ...

American Family Physician : Article

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2005/0401/p1307.html

Hemolytic Anemia Manifesting as Improved A1C Values - Letters to the Editor - American ...

Apr 1, 2005 - ...A 59-year-old woman was evaluated for diabetes mellitus and hypertension in our outpatient clinic. She required regular insulin therapy for glucose control and was receiving ramipril, methyldopa, and nifedipine for hypertension and diabetic nephropathy. Over the past two years, her...

American Family Physician : Letter

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2005/0401/ol2.html

Venous Leg Ulcers - Clinical Evidence Handbook - American Family Physician

Apr 1, 2005 - What are the effects of treatments and interventions to prevent recurrence?

American Family Physician : Clinical Evidence Handbook

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2005/0401/p1365.html

Poems & Tips From Other Journals - American Family Physician

Apr 1, 2005 - ...10 years, surgical patients were significantly more likely than control patients to have recovered from diabetes (36 versus 13 percent), hypertension (19 versus 11 percent), and hypertriglyceridemia (46 versus 24 percent). There was no difference at two or 10 years in the rate of...

American Family Physician : Tip

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2005/0401/p1392.html

Tips From Other Journals - American Family Physician

Apr 1, 2005 - ...at baseline. Those who improved the most tended to be younger, to have reported greater depression at baseline, or to have a history of hypertension. Five participants reported exercise-related musculoskeletal injuries, but only one of these discontinued training. The authors...

American Family Physician : Tip

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2005/0401/p1400.html

Tips From Other Journals - American Family Physician

Apr 1, 2005 - ...Patients who already were taking statins were more likely than the other groups to have hyperlipidemia, hypertension, vascular disease, or diabetes, and were slightly less ill at the time of hospitalization. These patients were much less likely to have a final diagnosis of...

American Family Physician : Tip

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2005/0401/p1416.html

Tips From Other Journals - American Family Physician

Apr 1, 2005 - ...Women comprised 37 percent of each group. Previous ischemic stroke was reported by 26 percent of participants, TIA by 19 percent, hypertension by 78 percent, diabetes by 68 percent, and elevated cholesterol levels by 56 percent. One additional risk factor was reported by 79 percent...

American Family Physician : Tip

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2005/0401/p1421a.html

Urinalysis: A Comprehensive Review - American Family Physician

Mar 15, 2005 - A complete urinalysis includes physical, chemical, and microscopic examinations. Midstream clean collection is acceptable in most situations, but the specimen should be examined within two hours of collection. Cloudy urine often is a result of precipitated phosphate crystals in alkaline...

American Family Physician : Article

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2005/0315/p1153.html

Treatment of Cholesterol Abnormalities - American Family Physician

Mar 15, 2005 - Cardiovascular disease and its subset coronary heart disease are leading causes of morbidity and mortality in the United States and worldwide. In general, higher levels of low-density lipoprotein cholesterol are associated with an increased risk of coronary heart disease, myocardial ...

American Family Physician : Article

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2005/0315/p1137.html

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

Mar 15, 2005 - ...sees a colleague of mine, visits me today because of a problem that just can’t wait. I know Mrs. Gonzalez. She’s blind and has diabetes, hypertension, and renal insufficiency, plus an impressive collection of symptoms and laboratory abnormalities that could keep any family...

American Family Physician : Diary from a Week in Practice

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2005/0315/p1096.html

Poems & Tips From Other Journals - American Family Physician

Mar 15, 2005 - ...Should Atenolol Be Used for Hypertension? Am Fam Physician. 2005 Mar 15;71(6):1177-1178. Study Question: Does atenolol reduce cardiovascular morbidity and mortality in patients with hypertension? Setting: Various (meta-analysis) Study Design: Systematic review Synopsis: The...

American Family Physician : Tip

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2005/0315/p1177.html

Tips From Other Journals - American Family Physician

Mar 15, 2005 - ...Hypertension and Thiazide Diuretics: Reviewing ALLHAT Am Fam Physician. 2005 Mar 15;71(6):1216. The Antihypertensive and Lipid-Lowering Treatment to Prevent Heart Attack Trial (ALLHAT) was a strongly powered, randomized, double-blind, multicenter clinical trial comparing the...

American Family Physician : Tip

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2005/0315/p1216.html

Poems & Tips From Other Journals - American Family Physician

Mar 15, 2005 - ...with diabetes and hypertension? Setting: Outpatient (any) Study Design: Randomized controlled trial (double-blinded) Allocation: Concealed Synopsis: In this substudy of the landmark United Kingdom Prospective Diabetes Study, 1,148 patients with hypertension and diabetes were...

American Family Physician : Tip

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2005/0315/p1186.html

Poems & Tips From Other Journals - American Family Physician

Mar 15, 2005 - ...heart failure. More than 75 percent of the participants were men, and nearly 90 percent were white. More than 60 percent had a history of hypertension, but less than one third currently were receiving a diuretic. Initial blood pressure measurement averaged 129/78 mm Hg for all...

American Family Physician : Tip

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2005/0315/p1182a.html

Poems & Tips From Other Journals - American Family Physician

Mar 15, 2005 - ...Synopsis: In this study, 250 participants with diabetes who had mild to moderate hypertension and evidence of early nephropathy (i.e., urinary albumin excretion rate between 11 and 999 mcg per minute and a serum creatinine level of less than 1.6 mg per dL) were randomized to receive...

American Family Physician : Tip

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2005/0315/p1178a.html

Antiplatelet Therapy and Anticoagulation in Patients with Hypertension - Cochrane for ...

Mar 1, 2005 - Antiplatelet agents should not be used in patients with hypertension and no previous history of heart attack or stroke. However, these agents are recommended for use in hypertensive patients who already have vascular disease. Anticoagulants should not be used for prevention of vascular ...

American Family Physician : Cochrane for Clinicians

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2005/0301/p897.html

Diagnosis and Management of Acute Pyelonephritis in Adults - American Family Physician

Mar 1, 2005 - There are approximately 250,000 cases of acute pyelonephritis each year, resulting in more than 100,000 hospitalizations. The most common etiologic cause is infection with Escherichia coli. The combination of the leukocyte esterase test and the nitrite test (with either test proving ...

American Family Physician : Article

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2005/0301/p933.html

Oral Analgesics for Acute Nonspecific Pain - American Family Physician

Mar 1, 2005 - Physicians most often recommend or prescribe oral medication for relief of acute pain. This review of the available evidence supports the use of acetaminophen in doses up to 1,000 mg as the initial choice for mild to moderate acute pain. In some cases, modest improvements in analgesic ...

American Family Physician : Article

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2005/0301/p913.html

Blood Pressure Measurement in Public Places - Editorials - American Family Physician

Mar 1, 2005 - ...In recent years, many persons with undiagnosed or diagnosed hypertension have begun checking their blood pressure in public places using devices that are provided as a free service by pharmacies or other retail stores. These devices offer persons who might not have the resources to...

American Family Physician : Editorials

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2005/0301/p851.html

Report on the Diagnosis, Evaluation, and Treatment of High Blood Pressure in Children ...

Mar 1, 2005 - The National High Blood Pressure Education Program Working Group on High Blood Pressure in Children and Adolescents has issued its Fourth Report on the Diagnosis, Evaluation, and Treatment of High Blood Pressure in Children and Adolescents.

American Family Physician : Practice Guidelines

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2005/0301/p1014.html

A Tool for Evaluating Patients with a Knee Injury -- FPM

Mar 1, 2005 - The article is part of the Point-of-Care Guides series and provides an evidence-based encounter form for use with patients who present with knee injury.

Family Practice Management : Articles

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2005/0300/p67.html

Case Report: Late-Onset Eclampsia Presents as Bilateral Cortical Blindness - Letters to...

Mar 1, 2005 - ...The patient was a healthy, 21-year-old black woman, gravida three, para one, with a previous normal pregnancy and no history of hypertension or preeclampsia. She had an unremarkable prenatal course and her blood pressure prenatally ranged from 98/62 mm Hg to 130/80 mm Hg one week...

American Family Physician : Letter

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2005/0301/p856a.html

Diary from a Week in Practice - Mar 1, 2005 - American Family Physician

Mar 1, 2005 - ...never required any surgical procedures or fractured any bones. The problem list in her chart contains only three items: isolated systolic hypertension, osteoarthritis, and hearing loss. She seems unflappable. I wonder if she lets anything bother her. Today, I ask her a question that...

American Family Physician : Diary from a Week in Practice

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2005/0301/p892.html

Treatment of Patients with Obstructive Sleep Apnea - Letters to the Editor - American ...

Mar 1, 2005 - ...discussed the risk of mortality associated with OSA, it did not mention some of the other serious problems associated with OSA (such as hypertension, coronary artery disease, myocardial infarction, stroke, psychiatric problems, impotence, cognitive dysfunction, memory loss, and...

American Family Physician : Letter

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2005/0301/p861.html

Cochrane for Clinicians - Mar 1, 2005 - American Family Physician

Mar 1, 2005 - NPH insulin and metformin taken at bedtime appears to be the most favorable combination studied, but this conclusion is based on poor-quality, inconsistent studies that measure disease-oriented outcomes. There are no data on the effect of these drug combinations on patient-oriented ...

American Family Physician : Cochrane for Clinicians

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2005/0301/p899.html

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