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Evaluation and Treatment of Severe Asymptomatic Hypertension - American Family Physician

Feb 15, 2010 - Poorly controlled hypertension is a common finding in the outpatient setting. When patients present with severely elevated blood pressure (i.e., systolic blood pressure of 180 mm Hg or greater, or diastolic blood pressure of 110 mm Hg or greater), physicians need to differentiate ...

American Family Physician : Article

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2010/0215/p470.html

Evaluation and Treatment of Urinary Tract Infections in Children - American Family ...

Apr 1, 1998 - Urinary tract infections (UTIs) are among the most common bacterial infections encountered by primary care physicians. Although UTIs do not occur with as great a frequency in children as in adults, they can be a source of significant morbidity in children. For reasons that are not yet ...

American Family Physician : Article

https://www.aafp.org/afp/1998/0401/p1573.html

Evaluation and Treatment of Women with Hirsutism - American Family Physician

...Glucose intolerance/insulin resistance Hirsutism Hypertension Infertility Menstrual dysfunction The Authors MELISSA H. HUNTER, M.D., is an associate professor in the Depart- ment of Family Medicine, Medical University of South Carolina College of Medicine, Charleston. She...

American Family Physician

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2003/0615/afp20030615p2565.pdf

Evaluation of Acute Headaches in Adults - American Family Physician

Feb 15, 2001 - Classifying headaches as primary (migraine, tension-type or cluster) or secondary can facilitate evaluation and management A detailed headache history helps to distinguish among the primary headache disorders.

American Family Physician : Article

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2001/0215/p685.html

Evaluation of Acute Headaches in Adults - American Family Physician

...fossa. Cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) analysis can help to confirm or rule out hemorrhage, infection, tumor and disorders related to CSF hypertension or hypoten- sion. Referral is appropriate for patients with headaches that are difficult to diagnose, or that worsen or fail to respond to...

American Family Physician

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2001/0215/afp20010215p685.pdf

Evaluation of Anemia in Children - American Family Physician

Jun 15, 2010 - Anemia is defined as a hemoglobin level of less than the 5th percentile for age. Causes vary by age. Most children with anemia are asymptomatic, and the condition is detected on screening laboratory evaluation. Screening is recommended only for high-risk children. Anemia is classified ...

American Family Physician : Article

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2010/0615/p1462.html

Evaluation of Asymptomatic Microscopic Hematuria in Adults - American Family Physician

Sep 15, 1999 - In patients without significant urologic symptoms, microscopic hematuria is occasionally detected on routine urinalysis. At present, routine screening of all adults for microscopic hematuria with dipstick testing is not recommended because of the intermittent occurrence of this finding ...

American Family Physician : Article

https://www.aafp.org/afp/1999/0915/p1143.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

Evaluation of First Nonfebrile Seizures

...Hypertension Lower extremity edema Peripheral vascular disease Arrhythmias (electrocardiography, Holter monitoring) Carotid bruit or heart murmur Male sex Middle to older age Positive tilt table test Precipitated by carotid massage Preceded by...

American Family Physician

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2012/0815/afp20120815p334.pdf

Evaluation of First Nonfebrile Seizures - American Family Physician

Aug 15, 2012 - Nonfebrile seizures may indicate underlying disease or epilepsy. The patient history can often distinguish epileptic seizures from nonepileptic disorders by identifying the events directly preceding the convulsion, associated conditions, and details of the seizure, including triggers, ...

American Family Physician : Article

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2012/0815/p334.html

Evaluation of Incidental Renal and Adrenal Masses - American Family Physician

Jan 15, 2001 - Incidental renal or adrenal masses are sometimes found during imaging for problems unrelated to the kidneys and adrenal glands. Knowledgeable family physicians can reliably diagnose these masses, thereby avoiding unnecessary worry and procedures for their patients. A practical and ...

American Family Physician : Article

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2001/0115/p288.html

Evaluation of Incidental Renal and Adrenal Masses - American Family Physician

...Cushing’s syndrome is characterized by hypertension, moon-shaped face, proximal muscle weakness, truncal obesity, buffalo hump, thin skin, abdominal striae and easy bruising. Classic features of pheochromocy- toma include paroxysmal hypertension, headache, sweating and...

American Family Physician

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2001/0115/afp20010115p288.pdf

Evaluation of Neck Masses in Adults

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American Family Physician

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2015/0515/afp20150515p698.pdf

Evaluation of Neck Masses in Adults - American Family Physician

May 15, 2015 - Neck masses are often seen in clinical practice, and the family physician should be able to determine the etiology of a mass using organized, efficient diagnostic methods. The first goal is to determine if the mass is malignant or benign; malignancies are more common in adult smokers ...

American Family Physician : Article

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2015/0515/p698.html

Evaluation of Patients with Leukocytosis - American Family Physician

Dec 1, 2015 - An elevated white blood cell count has many potential etiologies, including malignant and nonmalignant causes. It is important to use age- and pregnancy-specific normal ranges for the white blood cell count. A repeat complete blood count with peripheral smear may provide helpful ...

American Family Physician : Article

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2015/1201/p1004.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

Evaluation of Poststreptococcal Illness - American Family Physician

...and malaise.32 Swell- ing of the renal capsule can cause flank or back pain. Physical examination may reveal hypervolemia, edema, or hypertension. Coexisting rheumatic fever is highly unsual.33 Acute poststreptococcal glomerulonephritis usually is diagnosed on clinical and serologic...

American Family Physician

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2005/0515/afp20050515p1949.pdf

Evaluation of Short and Tall Stature in Children

...Hyperthyroidism Rapid childhood growth, goiter, tachycardia, hypertension, diarrhea, fine tremor, exophthalmos Thyroid-stimulating hormone and free thyroxine (T4) measurements Obesity Body mass index greater than the 95th percentile, slightly early onset of puberty, modest...

American Family Physician

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2015/0701/afp20150701p43.pdf

Evaluation of Short and Tall Stature in Children - American Family Physician

Jul 1, 2015 - Short stature is defined as a height more than two standard deviations below the mean for age (less than the 3rd percentile). Tall stature is defined as a height more than two standard deviations above the mean for age (greater than the 97th percentile). The initial evaluation of short ...

American Family Physician : Article

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2015/0701/p43.html

Evaluation of Syncope

...Acute aortic dissection Severe sharp chest pain with or without radiation to the back, hypotension or shock, history of hypertension Pulmonary hypertension Often asymptomatic, may cause shortness of breath and fatigue Neurally mediated (reflex) Carotid sinus syndrome/...

American Family Physician

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2011/0915/afp20110915p640.pdf

Evaluation of Syncope - American Family Physician

Sep 15, 2011 - Syncope is a transient and abrupt loss of consciousness with complete return to preexisting neurologic function. It is classified as neurally mediated (i.e., carotid sinus hypersensitivity, situational, or vasovagal), cardiac, orthostatic, or neurogenic. Older adults are more likely to ...

American Family Physician : Article

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2011/0915/p640.html

Evaluation of Syncope - American Family Physician

Oct 15, 2005 - Though relatively common, syncope is a complex presenting symptom defined by a transient loss of consciousness, usually accompanied by falling, and with spontaneous recovery. Syncope must be carefully differentiated from other conditions that may cause a loss of consciousness or ...

American Family Physician : Article

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2005/1015/p1492.html

Evidence for Global CHD Risk Calculation: Risk Assessment Alone Does Not Change ...

Aug 1, 2010 - To prevent heart attack, stroke, or death, the American Heart Association recommends estimating patients’ absolute risk of having a coronary heart disease (CHD) event in 10 years. Before physicians adopt routine risk calculation, we should use the evidence to determine the best use of ...

American Family Physician : Editorials

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2010/0801/p236.html

Evidence Lacking on HBP Screening in Children, Adolescents

On Nov. 10, the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force issued a final recommendation statement, final evidence review and evidence summary on screening for high blood pressure in children and adolescents.

https://www.aafp.org/news/health-of-the-public/20201119hpbchildren.html

Evidence Lacking on HBP Screening in Children, Adolescents

The U.S. Preventive Services Task Force last week issued a draft recommendation statement and draft evidence review on screening for high blood pressure in children and adolescents.

https://www.aafp.org/news/health-of-the-public/20200428uspstfhbp.html

Evidence on Screening for Atrial Fibrillation Inconclusive

The U.S. Preventive Services Task Force is accepting comments on a draft recommendation statement that concludes current evidence is insufficient to assess the balance and harms of screening for atrial fibrillation.

https://www.aafp.org/news/health-of-the-public/20210504uspstfafib.html

Evidence-Based Medicine -- FPM Topic Collection

Jul 16, 2010 - This article collection features popular FPM content on the subject of evidence-based medicine -- from evaluating the literature to finding clinical information at the point of care. This article collection features popular FPM content on the subject of evidence-based medicine -- from ...

Family Practice Management : Topic Collections

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/topicModules/viewTopicModule.htm?topicModuleId=40

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

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

...Weight gain is not associated with pregnancy- induced hypertension. Maternal weight should be measured at each antenatal visit.46-49 C A = consistent, good-quality patient-oriented evidence; B = inconsistent or limited-quality patient-oriented evidence; C = consensus,...

American Family Physician

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2005/0401/afp20050401p1307.pdf

Evidence-Based-Medicine Tools for Your Palm-Top Computer -- FPM

May 1, 2003 - The author evaluates a list of evidence-based resources for the personal digital assistant and offers tips for better utilization of these resources at the point of care.

Family Practice Management : Articles

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2003/0500/p73.html

Exam Documentation: Charting Within the Guidelines -- FPM

Jun 1, 2010 - Yes, it's complicated, but don't make it harder than it has to be.

Family Practice Management : Articles

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2010/0500/p24.html

Examination of the Placenta - American Family Physician

Mar 1, 1998 - A one-minute examination of the placenta performed in the delivery room provides information that may be important to the care of both mother and infant. The findings of this assessment should be documented in the delivery records. During the examination, the size, shape, consistency ...

American Family Physician : Article

https://www.aafp.org/afp/1998/0301/p1045.html

Examinations Should Include Food Allergy Tests - Letters to the Editor - American ...

Sep 1, 2003 - ...for beta blockade. Diabetes that does not require insulin is a minor criteria, and, in conjunction with age greater than 65 years, hypertension, current smoking, or total cholesterol level more than 240, also is an indication for beta blockade. M. LEE CHAMBLISS, M.D., M.S.P.H. Moses...

American Family Physician : Letter

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2003/0901/p802.html

Excessive Daytime Sleepiness - American Family Physician

Mar 1, 2009 - Excessive daytime sleepiness is one of the most common sleep-related patient symptoms, and it affects an estimated 20 percent of the population. Persons with excessive daytime sleepiness are at risk of motor vehicle and work-related incidents, and have poorer health than comparable ...

American Family Physician : Article

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2009/0301/p391.html

Exercise and Older Patients: Prescribing Guidelines - American Family Physician

Aug 1, 2006 - A combination of aerobic activity, strength training, and flexibility exercises, plus increased general daily activity can reduce medication dependence and health care costs while maintaining functional independence and improving quality of life in older adults. However, patients often ...

American Family Physician : Article

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2006/0801/p437.html

Exercise and Pregnancy Loss - FPIN's Clinical Inquiries - American Family Physician

Apr 1, 2015 - Regular exercise for up to seven or more hours per week (including low-intensity and high-intensity aerobics, jogging, cycling, and swimming) is not associated with increased rates of miscarriage in the first to mid-second trimesters. Patients may continue bending and lifting at work, ...

American Family Physician : FPIN's Clinical Inquiries

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2015/0401/p437.html

Exercise During Pregnancy - American Family Physician

Apr 15, 1998 - Exercise has become a vital part of many women's lives. However, theoretic concerns have been raised about the safety of some forms of exercise during pregnancy. Because of the physiologic changes associated with pregnancy, as well as the hemodynamic response to exercise, some ...

American Family Physician : Article

https://www.aafp.org/afp/1998/0415/p1846.html

Exercise is an Effective Intervention in Overweight and Obese Patients - Cochrane for ...

May 1, 2007 - Exercise leads to a weight loss of 1 lb, 2 oz to 16 lb, 12 oz (0.5 to 7.6 kg), compared with a 3-oz (0.1-kg) weight loss to a weight gain of 1 lb, 9 oz (0.7 kg) with no treatment. Patients participating in higher-intensity exercise lose 3 lb, 5 oz (1.5 kg) more than those participating ...

American Family Physician : Cochrane for Clinicians

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2007/0501/p1333.html

Exercise Is Effective Therapy for Chronic Nonbacterial Prostatitis and Chronic Pelvic ...

Oct 1, 2016 - ...CNP/CPPS; men with this condition at the start of the surveys in 1986 were excluded. The surveys also included questions on tobacco use, hypertension, duration of weekly screen time in 1988, amount of physical activity, and type of physical activity. Based on symptoms, 689 men...

American Family Physician : Letter

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2016/1001/p533.html

Exercise Is Medicine. Here's How I Get Patients Started

Ninety percent of Americans don't meet recommendations for physical activity. Alex Mroszczyk-McDonald, M.D., has seen the good that exercise can do, and in this Fresh Perspectives blog post he shares ways to get more patients off the couch.

AAFP News : Fresh Perspectives: New Docs in Practice | AAFP News Blog : Blogs

https://www.aafp.org/news/blogs/freshperspectives/entry/20180516fp-exercise.html

Exercise Stress Testing: Indications and Common Questions

September 1, 2017

American Family Physician

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2017/0901/afp20170901p293.pdf

Exercise-Based Rehabilitation for Coronary Heart Disease - Cochrane for Clinicians - ...

Aug 1, 2004 - Cardiac rehabilitation based on exercise alone and comprehensive cardiac rehabilitation reduce all-cause mortality by about one third. It is unclear which type of rehabilitation is more beneficial.

American Family Physician : Cochrane for Clinicians

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2004/0801/p485.html

Exercise-Related Syncope in the Young Athlete: Reassurance, Restriction or Referral? - ...

Nov 1, 1999 - A common event in young adults, syncope is usually benign and only rarely requires more than simple reassurance. However, exercise-related syncope always requires investigation because it may be the only symptom that precedes a sudden cardiac death. Syncope that occurs during exercise ...

American Family Physician : Article

https://www.aafp.org/afp/1999/1101/p2001.html

ExploreFMRoadmap.pdf

...heart disease, stroke and hypertension, to diabetes, cancer, asthma, and HIV disease, family physicians provide primary care for the nation’s most serious health problems. Many family physicians deliver babies and perform surgical procedures. Most take care of all...

Med School and Residency

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/medical_education_residency/fmig/ExploreFMRoadmap.pdf

External Cephalic Version - American Family Physician

Sep 1, 1998 - External cephalic version is a procedure that externally rotates the fetus from a breech presentation to a vertex presentation. External version has made a resurgence in the past 15 years because of a strong safety record and a success rate of about 65 percent. Before the resurgence of ...

American Family Physician : Article

https://www.aafp.org/afp/1998/0901/p731.html

Extrapulmonary Tuberculosis: An Overview - American Family Physician

Nov 1, 2005 - In the 1980s, after a steady decline during preceding decades, there was a resurgence in the rate of tuberculosis in the United States that coincided with the acquired immunodeficiency syndrome epidemic. Disease patterns since have changed, with a higher incidence of disseminated and ...

American Family Physician : Article

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2005/1101/p1761.html

Extrapulmonary Tuberculosis: An Overview - American Family Physician

...urine specimens establishes the diagnosis in 90 percent of patients.37 Nephrectomy rarely is indicated for persistent flank pain or hypertension.8 Renal function usually is preserved, except in the setting of tuberculous interstitial nephritis. Male genital tuberculosis...

American Family Physician

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2005/1101/afp20051101p1761.pdf

Eye and Vision Disorders - American Family Physician

Apr 1, 2021 - This collection features AFP content on eye and vision disorders, including amblyopia, eye examinations, glaucoma, LASIK surgery, ocular emergencies, red eye, vision loss, and vision screening. This collection features AFP content on eye and vision disorders, including amblyopia, eye ...

American Family Physician : AFP By Topic

https://www.aafp.org/afp/topicModules/viewTopicModule.htm?topicModuleId=66

Eye Emergencies - American Family Physician Restricted content. Login required.

Nov 1, 2020 - Central retinal artery occlusions, chemical injuries, mechanical globe injuries, and retinal detachments are eye emergencies that can result in permanent vision loss if not treated urgently. Family physicians should be able to recognize the signs and symptoms of each condition and be ...

American Family Physician : Article

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2020/1101/p539.html

Eye Pain in a Contractor Working in Iraq - Photo Quiz - American Family Physician

Mar 15, 2017 - A contractor in Iraq presents with unilateral eye pain and redness a cloud of dust blew into his face while fixing an old generator

American Family Physician : Photo Quiz

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2017/0315/p389.html

Facial Hyperpigmentation - Photo Quiz - American Family Physician

Dec 1, 2008 - 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/2008/1201/p1297.html

Facial Rash with Oral Lesions - Photo Quiz - American Family Physician Restricted content. Login required.

Aug 15, 2020 - An older patient presented with a pruritic facial rash and oral lesions.

American Family Physician : Photo Quiz

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2020/0815/p243.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

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

...Hypertension, nephrolithiasis, cerebral aneurysm, or renal failure Autosomal-dominant PKD ADPKD1, ADPKD2 Shortness of breath Epistaxis, telangiectasias Hereditary hemorrhagic telangiectasia ENG, ACVRL1 Shortness of breath Heart failure (cor pulmonale) Idiopathic...

American Family Physician

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2005/0801/afp20050801p441.pdf

Family Medicine Board Review Self-Study Course | AAFP

Prepare for the ABFM board exam with this interactive, self-study review. Pass your family medicine boards and earn up to 54+ AAFP Prescribed CME credits.

https://www.aafp.org/cme/all/board-review-self-study.html

Family Medicine Certification

Resources to help you meet your ABFM Family Medicine Certification Requirements. CME board review, KSA working groups, METRIC and the new PerformanceNavigator.

https://www.aafp.org/cme/family-medicine-certification.html

Family Physicians Can Help When Holidays Aren't Merry

Family Physicians Can Help When Holidays Aren't Merry

AAFP News : Fresh Perspectives: New Docs in Practice | AAFP News Blog : Blogs

https://www.aafp.org/news/blogs/freshperspectives/entry/family_physicians_can_help_when.html

Family Planning and Contraception - American Family Physician

May 15, 2021 - This collection features AFP content on family planning and contraception, including emergency contraception, hormonal and non-hormonal contraception, infertility, in vitro fertilization, intrauterine devices, preconception care, tubal sterilization, and vasectomy. This collection ...

American Family Physician : AFP By Topic

https://www.aafp.org/afp/topicModules/viewTopicModule.htm?topicModuleId=71

Family Practice International - Apr 1, 1998 - American Family Physician

Apr 1, 1998 - ...can relieve pain and improve function. In all patients with osteoarthritis, management of other health conditions such as obesity, hypertension and diabetes is important to improve health and prepare for eventual surgery. Management of Acute Stroke (Australia—Australian Family...

American Family Physician : Family Practice International

https://www.aafp.org/afp/1998/0401/p1681.html

Family Practice International - Apr 15, 1999 - American Family Physician

Apr 15, 1999 - ...performed under local anesthesia and therefore can be tolerated by many patients, but severe respiratory disease and severe, uncontrolled hypertension remain relative contraindications to surgery. The advantages and disadvantages of the proposed surgery should be discussed in detail...

American Family Physician : Family Practice International

https://www.aafp.org/afp/1999/0415/p2355.html

Family Practice International - Aug 15, 2001 - American Family Physician

Aug 15, 2001 - ...rather than the degree of hypoxemia. Studies relating sleep apnea to heart disease are complicated by the high prevalence of obesity and hypertension in these patients. The relationship of sleep apnea to these conditions (cause or effect) is obscure, but losing weight significantly...

American Family Physician : Family Practice International

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2001/0815/p680.html

Family Practice International - Feb 1, 2000 - American Family Physician

Feb 1, 2000 - ...The choice of treatment depends on patient characteristics and coexisting conditions. When atrial fibrillation is associated with hypertension, ischemic heart disease or thyrotoxicosis, the patient may benefit from ß-blockade. When left ventricular function is poor, digoxin and...

American Family Physician : Family Practice International

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2000/0201/p878.html

Family Practice International - Feb 15, 1999 - American Family Physician

Feb 15, 1999 - ...Hypertension in Diabetic Patients (Great Britain—The Practitioner, August 1998, p. 587.) Up to one half of all patients with diabetes also have hypertension, making the prevalence of hypertension in diabetic patients double that of the nondiabetic population. Both large- and...

American Family Physician : Family Practice International

https://www.aafp.org/afp/1999/0215/p1042.html

Family Practice International - Jan 15, 1998 - American Family Physician

Jan 15, 1998 - ...Next: National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute Releases New Guidelines for the Treatment of Hypertension View the full table of contents >> Home / Journals / afp / Vol. 57/No. 2(January 15, 1998) / Family Practice International: Family Practice International...

American Family Physician : Family Practice International

https://www.aafp.org/afp/1998/0115/p360.html

Family Practice International - Jul 01, 1998 - American Family Physician

Jul 1, 1998 - ...related to conditions such as chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, asthma, interstitial lung disease, cystic fibrosis and pulmonary hypertension. Oxygen therapy should only be used in patients who do not smoke. Long-term oxygen therapy reduces pulmonary artery pressure, improves...

American Family Physician : Family Practice International

https://www.aafp.org/afp/1998/0701/p257.html

Family Practice International - Jul 01, 1999 - American Family Physician

Jul 1, 1999 - ...is wasting and myopathy of the limbs plus thinning and increased fragility of the skin. Associated conditions include diabetes mellitus, hypertension, dyslipidemia and osteoporosis. In noniatrogenic cases, diagnostic testing is used first to establish the diagnosis by demonstrating...

American Family Physician : Family Practice International

https://www.aafp.org/afp/1999/0701/p298.html

Family Practice International - May 15, 2000 - American Family Physician

May 15, 2000 - ...(ACE) inhibitors can retard progression of nephropathy at this stage. At more advanced stages of diabetic nephropathy, overt proteinuria, hypertension and reduction in creatinine clearance develop. Patients rapidly progress to require dialysis or transplantation. Aggressive...

American Family Physician : Family Practice International

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2000/0515/p3154.html

Family Practice International - Nov 1, 1998 - American Family Physician

Nov 1, 1998 - ...The combination of poor sleep and nocturnal hypoxia has been blamed for many adverse effects, including impaired work performance and hypertension. Patients should be counseled about weight loss, sleeping position and use of alcohol or sedative drugs. Severe cases of snoring may...

American Family Physician : Family Practice International

https://www.aafp.org/afp/1998/1101/p1679.html

Family Practice International - Oct 15, 2001 - American Family Physician

Oct 15, 2001 - ...the same rate as in white patients. Having diabetes doubles the risk of myocardial infarction and this may be exacerbated by obesity, hypertension, and other risk factors. Effective management of diabetes in Indo-Asian patients requires significant patient and community education to...

American Family Physician : Family Practice International

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2001/1015/p1463.html

Family Practice International - Sep 15, 1998 - American Family Physician

Sep 15, 1998 - ...Hypertension During Pregnancy (Canada—Canadian Family Physician, June 1998, p. 1245.) Severe chronic maternal hypertension with diastolic pressure consistently above 110 mm Hg (especially during the first trimester) dramatically increases the risk of unfavorable outcomes for both...

American Family Physician : Family Practice International

https://www.aafp.org/afp/1998/0915/p990.html

Family Practice Management

...along multiple dimensions related to your practice’s goals. Clinical quality measures could include percentage of patients with hypertension who have blood pressures below 140/90; percentage of patients diagnosed with asthma who take controller medications; percentage of women age...

Family Practice Management

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2009/0300/fpm20090300p28.pdf

Family Practice Management

...sunny Mon- day morning, you see a long-time patient of yours with a complex medical history of coro- nary artery disease, renal failure, hypertension and diabetes. He pulls out a list of six issues to cover today that does not include any of his chronic medical issues. What should...

Family Practice Management

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2009/0500/fpm20090500p23.pdf

Family Practice Management

...guidelines to part of a sample note. The patient is a 55-year-old man with hypertension who presents with increasing shortness of breath and edema. Compare the following note with the chart for the car- diovascular exam: BP 126/86, P 82, WT 190. Pt. appears tired. HEENT:...

Family Practice Management

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2010/0500/fpm20100500p24-rt1.pdf

Family Practice Management

...in one or more organ system(s) or body area(s). Consider this example: You see a 55-year-old man who has returned for follow-up of his hypertension. His only complaint is a scratchy throat that he’s had for the past several days. Your observations are noted as follows: BP 126/86,...

Family Practice Management

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2010/0500/fpm20100500p24.pdf

Fasting and Nonfasting Lipid Levels Similarly Predict Cardiovascular Disease Risk - ...

Jan 1, 2020 - Guidelines recommend checking lipid levels in nonfasting patients. They are easier to obtain and are equally predictive of subsequent cardiac events. Although triglyceride levels may be higher in nonfasting patients, cholesterol levels will be similar whether the patient was fasting or ...

American Family Physician : POEMs

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2020/0101/p53.html

FDA Issues Recall Alert for Some Drugs Containing Valsartan

The FDA recently issued multiple safety alerts announcing voluntary recalls of drug products containing the active ingredient valsartan from a specific supply source.

https://www.aafp.org/news/health-of-the-public/20180725valsartan.html

FDA: Fluoroquinolones Boost Risk of Aortic Ruptures, Tears

The FDA has issued a drug safety announcement advising that fluoroquinolone antibiotics can increase the risk for aortic ruptures or tears. This class of antibiotics should be used in at-risk patients only if no other treatment options are available, warns the agency.

https://www.aafp.org/news/health-of-the-public/20190109fluoroquinolones.html

February 1, 1999 - American Family Physician

...Chronic Hypertension and Adverse Neonatal Outcomes Outcome of Immunoprophylaxis in HBsAg-Positive Neonates CT to Exclude Subarachnoid Hemorrhage in Severe Headaches Metformin Use in Overweight Patients with Type 2 Diabetes Oral vs. Vaginal Misoprostol for the...

American Family Physician

https://www.aafp.org/afp/1999/0201/

February 1, 2005 - American Family Physician

...Management of Hypertension in Older Persons Lori M. Dickerson; Maria V. Gibson Antidepressants and Antiepileptic Drugs for Chronic Non-Cancer Pain Morris Maizels; Bill McCarberg Ambulatory Detoxification of Patients with Alcohol Dependence Richard D. Blondell Cultural...

American Family Physician

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February 1, 2015 - American Family Physician

...Common Questions About the Initial Management of Hypertension Robert C. Langan; Kristen Jones Cesarean Delivery: Counseling Issues and Complication Management Jeffrey D. Quinlan; Neil J. Murphy Diagnosis and Treatment of Seborrheic Dermatitis Gary W. Clark; Sara M. Pope;...

American Family Physician

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2015/0201/

February 1, 2018 - American Family Physician

...Medicine by the Numbers: Beta Blockers Compared with Other Drug Options for the Treatment of Hypertension Edwin Y. Choi; Grace Pak; Jeffrey Burket FPIN's Help Desk Answers: OnabotulinumtoxinA Injections for Urge Incontinence Alexander J. Hubb; Anne M. Stachowicz; Sara C....

American Family Physician

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2018/0201/

February 15, 1999 - American Family Physician

...Captopril or Atenolol for Hypertension in Diabetes? Ductal Carcinoma in Situ of the Breast: Not a Single Entity Corticosteroids vs. Physical Therapy for Shoulder Pain Diagnosis of Delirium By Telephone Assessment Sertraline Is Safe and Effective in Treating Panic...

American Family Physician

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February 15, 2000 - American Family Physician

...Controlling Hypertension with Angiotensin II Receptors Management Challenges of Liver Cirrhosis Effective Health Care Approaches in Elderly Patients Do Glucocorticoids Relieve Symptoms of Croup? Increased Osteoporosis Risk in Elderly Hypertensive Women Patient...

American Family Physician

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February 15, 2004 - American Family Physician

...Hypertension-Preeclampsia Carvedilol or Metoprolol for Chronic Heart Failure Managing Cancer Cachexia Decreasing Coronary Events in Metabolic Syndrome Islet Transplantation and Insulin Independence Gastric Bypass Improves Diabetes and Hypertension Ottawa Knee...

American Family Physician

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February 15, 2009 - American Family Physician

...Is Immunization Against Hypertension Possible? Glucosamine Not Effective for Hip Osteoarthritis POEMS Clinical Evidence Handbook Sinusitis (Acute) Kim Ah-See Practice Guidelines AASLD Updates Chronic Hepatitis B Recommendations Amber Randel Answering...

American Family Physician

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February 15, 2010 - American Family Physician

...Evaluation and Treatment of Severe Asymptomatic Hypertension Chad S. Kessler; Yazen Joudeh Preterm Labor William G. Sayres, Jr. Sexual Assault of Women Helen Luce; Sarina B. Schrager; Valerie Gilchrist Departments Keeping Up to Date Tips From Other Journals...

American Family Physician

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February 15, 2015 - American Family Physician

...Screening for Primary Hypertension in Children and Adolescents: Recommendation Statement Practice Guidelines ACIP Releases 2015 Adult Immunization Schedule Jamie Loehr ACIP Releases 2015 Childhood Immunization Schedules Jamie Loehr Answering Clinical Questions...

American Family Physician

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Feed Thickener for Newborn Infants with Gastroesophageal Reflux - Cochrane for ...

Sep 1, 2018 - Feed thickeners decrease the number of reflux episodes in full-term formula-fed infants. Additionally, full-term formula-fed infants with GER who are given thickeners are more than twice as likely to be asymptomatic compared with infants not receiving thickeners at one to eight weeks of...

American Family Physician : Cochrane for Clinicians

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2018/0901/p275.html

Fetal Alcohol Syndrome and Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders - American Family Physician

Oct 15, 2017 - Fetal alcohol syndrome (FAS) and fetal alcohol spectrum disorders (FASD) result from intrauterine exposure to alcohol and are the most common nonheritable causes of intellectual disability. The percentage of women who drink or binge drink during pregnancy has increased since 2012. FAS ...

American Family Physician : Article

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2017/1015/p515.html

Fetal Chromosomal Abnormalities: Antenatal Screening and Diagnosis - American Family ...

Jan 15, 2009 - Pregnant women of all ages should be offered screening and invasive diagnostic testing for chromosomal abnormalities before 20 weeks' gestation. New developments in screening methods have increased the number of options for patients. Diagnostic options include chorionic villus sampling ...

American Family Physician : Article

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2009/0115/p117.html

Fewer Major Bleeds with Edoxaban Than with Warfarin, but Treatment Benefit Unclear - ...

May 15, 2014 - Edoxaban provides similar effectiveness and a somewhat lower rate of major gastrointestinal and intracranial bleeding than warfarin. It is worth reading the supplemental appendices to this report for a look at the subgroups. For almost all subgroups, low-dose edoxaban caused less major ...

American Family Physician : POEMs

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2014/0515/p827.html

Fighting for Hospital Privileges -- FPM

Mar 1, 2004 - When faced with a privileging conflict, don’t panic. Follow these tips for a well-fought battle.

Family Practice Management : Articles

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2004/0300/p69.html

Finasteride Prevents Low-Grade Prostate Cancers, but Does Not Reduce Mortality - POEMs ...

Dec 1, 2013 - Although finasteride prevents low-grade prostate tumors, it does not affect overall survival or survival after prostate cancer diagnosis. Although high-grade cancers were more common among men taking finasteride, up to 18 years of follow-up failed to show increased mortality in this group.

American Family Physician : POEMs

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2013/1201/p744.html

Finding Success in a Capitated Environment -- FPM

Aug 1, 2000 - Success for this group means taking all the risk they can get, targeting chronic diseases and rewarding physicians for quality.

Family Practice Management : Articles

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2000/0700/p49.html

Finding the Bright Spots in Value-Based Care -- FPM

Oct 1, 2017 - Taking one small step at a time, primary care practices can lead the way as the health care system begins to reward value.

Family Practice Management : Articles

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2017/0900/p21.html

First-Line Treatment for Hypertension - Cochrane for Clinicians - American Family ...

Jun 1, 2010 - In comparing the effects of thiazide diuretics, beta blockers, angiotensin-converting enzyme (ACE) inhibitors, and calcium channel blockers (CCBs) with placebo, thiazide diuretics lowered mortality and morbidity from stroke, heart attack, and heart failure more than beta blockers.1 ACE ...

American Family Physician : Cochrane for Clinicians

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2010/0601/p1333.html

Fish Oil for Treatment of Dyslipidemia

...Beach, SC Sept. 20 / Coronary Artery Disease / Chicago, IL (Rosemont) Sept. 21 / Childhood Illness / Chicago, IL (Rosemont) Sept. 20 / Hypertension /Albuquerque, NM (Santa Ana Pueblo) Sept. 21 / Health Behavior / Albuquerque, NM (Santa Ana Pueblo) Oct. 11 / Hospital Medicine /...

American Family Physician

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2014/0215/afp20140215p288.pdf

Fit Physicians Can Lead by Example

Fit Physicians Can Lead by Example

AAFP News : AAFP Leader Voices | AAFP News Blog : Blogs

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Fitness-Related Cardiac Arrhythmias - Editorials - American Family Physician

Jan 15, 2019 - How many clinicians are aware that high levels of physical fitness predispose patients to cardiac rhythm abnormalities? Find out more.

American Family Physician : Editorials

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2019/0115/p78.html

Five Days of Penicillin for Strep Throat Is Equal to 10 Days - POEMs - American Family ...

Apr 1, 2020 - Five days of 800-mg penicillin four times a day produced noninferior results to 10 days of 1,000-mg penicillin three times a day, with shorter symptom duration. This is not the first study to show similar benefits with a shorter duration of oral antibiotics.

American Family Physician : POEMs

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2020/0401/p434.html

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