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Diary from a Week in Practice - Nov 15, 2001 - American Family Physician

Nov 15, 2001 - ...JDF was summoned to the last examination room for a blood pressure recheck. A 62-year-old woman with a history of end-stage COPD, hypertension, congestive heart failure, type 1 diabetes, ischemic heart disease, morbid obesity, chronic pain syndrome, hypothyroidism and depression was...

American Family Physician : Diary from a Week in Practice

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Tips From Other Journals - American Family Physician

Nov 15, 2001 - ...life expectancy of fewer than five years, those with other potential causes of thromboembolism and patients with uncontrolled diabetes or hypertension, unstable angina, progressive neurologic signs or myocardial infarction within six months were excluded. The 2,885 participants were...

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Dermatomyositis - American Family Physician

Nov 1, 2001 - Dermatomyositis is an idiopathic inflammatory myopathy with characteristic skin manifestations. Although the disorder is rare, with a prevalence of one to 10 cases per million in adults and one to 3.2 cases per million in children, early recognition and treatment are important ways to ...

American Family Physician : Article

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Quantum Sufficit - Nov 1, 2001 - American Family Physician

Nov 1, 2001 - ...woman who presented with abdominal pain, nausea and vomiting. According to a case report in The Lancet, the woman had a history of hypertension, diabetes, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, spondyloarthropathy and dementia. She had recently finished a course of therapy for...

American Family Physician : Quantum Sufficit

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Nov 1, 2001 - ...steal syndrome are unknown, it generally occurs in patients older than 55 years and has a 2:1 male-to-female ratio. Risk factors include hypertension, diabetes, hypercholesterolemia, tobacco use and vigorous exercise of the affected extremity. In more than 95 percent of cases,...

American Family Physician : Tip

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Eliminating Health Disparities: Our Mission, Our Vision, Our Cause - Editorials - ...

Oct 15, 2001 - ...The mortality rate for diabetes is twice as high in Hispanics as in whites. Rates of hypertension and obesity are also significantly higher. Although Hispanics constitute only 11 percent of the U.S. population, they account for 20 percent of reported tuberculosis cases. American...

American Family Physician : Editorials

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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

A Widened Mediastinum - Photo Quiz - American Family Physician

Oct 1, 2001 - Photo Quiz presents readers with a clinical challenge based on a photograph or other image.

American Family Physician : Photo Quiz

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Diary from a Week in Practice - Oct 1, 2001 - American Family Physician

Oct 1, 2001 - ...One of JOH's favorite patients returned to the office today for a follow-up visit. The patient has diabetes, hypertension and back pain. The back pain is the result of multiple etiologies, but primarily degenerative changes in the lumbar spine. Surgery had never been an option until...

American Family Physician : Diary from a Week in Practice

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2001/1001/p1178.html

Confronted by an Unexpected Laboratory Result - Curbside Consultation - American Family...

Oct 1, 2001 - As we can see, an inadvertent laboratory test result may lead to a cascade of further tests—possibly resulting in unnecessary morbidity or even (rarely) mortality. Each year, millions of screening tests are ordered in violation of recommended guidelines—because of simple clerical error ...

American Family Physician : Curbside Consultation

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2001/1001/p1281.html

Tips From Other Journals - American Family Physician

Oct 1, 2001 - ...over the past few years. A number of studies have revealed that obese children are at increased risk for developing dyslipidemia, hypertension, diabetes mellitus and other weight-related morbidities. This increase in childhood obesity is multifactorial. Despite the fact that the...

American Family Physician : Tip

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Guideline for Management of Heart Failure Caused by Systolic Dysfunction: Part II. ...

Sep 15, 2001 - Several large clinical trials conducted over the past decade have shown that pharmacologic interventions can dramatically reduce the morbidity and mortality associated with heart failure. These trials have modified and enhanced the therapeutic paradigm for heart failure and extended ...

American Family Physician : Article

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2001/0915/p1045.html

Health Care Management of Adults with Down Syndrome - American Family Physician

Sep 15, 2001 - The family physician's holistic approach to patients forms the basis of good health care for adults with Down syndrome. Patients with Down syndrome are likely to have a variety of illnesses, including thyroid disease, diabetes, depression, obsessive-compulsive disorder, hearing loss, ...

American Family Physician : Article

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2001/0915/p1031.html

Quantum Sufficit - Sep 15, 2001 - American Family Physician

Sep 15, 2001 - ...Winter's coming. That means people with hypertension, obesity, high cholesterol levels, a history of heart disease and other cardiovascular risk factors will be lined up—not to see their physicians, but to buy snowblowing machines. Many people believe that using a snowblower instead...

American Family Physician : Quantum Sufficit

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Sep 15, 2001 - ...Results from the Dietary Approaches to Stop Hypertension (DASH) trial show that dietary changes could affect blood pressure reductions on a par with drug therapy in persons with mild hypertension. The DASH diet emphasizes eating increased amounts of fruits and vegetables, and using...

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Sep 15, 2001 - ...in the study. The mean age of the subjects was 70.5 years, with a range from 25 to 96 years. Comorbid illnesses were common, including hypertension, ischemic heart disease, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, diabetes mellitus and chronic renal insufficiency. The diagnosis of...

American Family Physician : Tip

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Sep 15, 2001 - ...The withdrawal syndrome progresses over the first two or three days with mild autonomic instability resulting in tachycardia, hypertension, tremor and diaphoresis. Central nervous system symptoms include vivid hallucinations and anxiety, as well as confusion, disorientation,...

American Family Physician : Tip

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Evaluation and Treatment of ADHD - American Family Physician

Sep 1, 2001 - Symptoms of attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) are present in as many as 9 percent of school-age children. ADHD-specific questionnaires can help determine whether children meet diagnostic criteria for the disorder. The recommended evaluation also includes documenting the ...

American Family Physician : Article

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Sep 1, 2001 - ...to reduce the number and severity of migraine attacks. Based on observational and anecdotal evidence, patients taking lisinopril for hypertension were believed to have fewer migraine attacks. Schrader and colleagues conducted a randomized, placebo-controlled, crossover study to...

American Family Physician : Tip

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Sep 1, 2001 - ...Acute supportive care includes cautious treatment of patients with hypertension. In fact, treatment should not be initiated for hypertension because it normally resolves over a period of hours to days. Patients with hypotension should be treated more aggressively, with fluids,...

American Family Physician : Tip

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Sep 1, 2001 - ...and the suspicion for PE is still high. In an unstable patient, bedside echocardiography can be performed initially to look for pulmonary hypertension, a thrombus or other cardiologic conditions (such as pericardial tamponade, valvular disease) to explain the clinical presentation....

American Family Physician : Tip

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COPD: Management of Acute Exacerbations and Chronic Stable Disease - American Family ...

Aug 15, 2001 - Acute exacerbations of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) are treated with oxygen (in hypoxemic patients), inhaled beta2 agonists, inhaled anticholinergics, antibiotics and systemic corticosteroids. Methylxanthine therapy may be considered in patients who do not respond to ...

American Family Physician : Article

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2001/0815/p603.html

Assessment and Treatment of Depression Following Myocardial Infarction - American ...

Aug 15, 2001 - Approximately 65 percent of patients with acute myocardial infarction report experiencing symptoms of depression. Major depression is present in 15 to 22 percent of these patients. Depression is an independent risk factor in the development of and mortality associated with ...

American Family Physician : Article

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2001/0815/p641.html

Quantum Sufficit - Aug 15, 2001 - American Family Physician

Aug 15, 2001 - ...disease: measure children's blood pressure annually to prevent future risk. According to an article in the American Journal of Hypertension, the rising trend in childhood obesity may indicate a cardiovascular disease epidemic in the future. The authors of the article suggest that...

American Family Physician : Quantum Sufficit

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2001/0815/p557.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

Depression and Heart Disease - Editorials - American Family Physician

Aug 15, 2001 - ...health concerns of the past 20 years. The importance of early detection and aggressive treatment of cardiovascular risk factors such as hypertension, elevated cholesterol levels and diabetes have played a significant role in the reduction of myocardial events experienced by patients...

American Family Physician : Editorials

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2001/0815/p573.html

Tips From Other Journals - American Family Physician

Aug 15, 2001 - ...About 4,500 patients and 15 hospital hypertension units were recruited for the study by 315 participating general practitioners. The mean age of the 2,583 women and 1,912 men was 64.4 years. In each group, about 30 percent of patients had one risk factor, and 40 percent had two risk...

American Family Physician : Tip

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Evaluating the Child with Purpura - American Family Physician

Aug 1, 2001 - Purpura is the result of hemorrhage into the skin or mucosal membrane. It may represent a relatively benign condition or herald the presence of a serious underlying disorder. Purpura may be secondary to thrombocytopenia, platelet dysfunction, coagulation factor deficiency or vascular ...

American Family Physician : Article

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2001/0801/p419.html

American Heart Association Scientific Statement on the Primary Prevention of Ischemic ...

Aug 1, 2001 - The American Heart Association (AHA) has issued a scientific statement on the primary prevention of ischemic stroke. The scientific statement includes an overview of established and potential risk factors and recommendations.

American Family Physician : Practice Guidelines

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2001/0801/p513.html

NHBPEP Report on High Blood Pressure in Pregnancy: A Summary for Family Physicians - ...

Jul 15, 2001 - The National High Blood Pressure Education Program's Working Group on High Blood Pressure in Pregnancy recently issued a report implicating hypertension as a complication in 6 to 8 percent of pregnancies. Hypertension in pregnancy is related to one of four conditions: (1) chronic ...

American Family Physician : Article

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2001/0715/p263.html

High Blood Pressure in Pregnancy - Editorials - American Family Physician

Jul 15, 2001 - ...expert-consensus methodology. The evidence-grading scheme used was the same as that used in the Sixth Joint National Committee Report on Hypertension, which was also produced by the NHLBI.3 Adherence to an evidence-based process led to the NHLBI panel's decision not to use the...

American Family Physician : Editorials

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2001/0715/p225.html

Tips From Other Journals - American Family Physician

Jul 15, 2001 - ...Pulmonary Hypertension: Diagnosis and Treatment Am Fam Physician. 2001 Jul 15;64(2):316-319. Primary pulmonary hypertension (PPH) is familial in at least 6 percent of cases with an autosomal dominant inheritance, and is more common in women than in men. Anorexigens (such as...

American Family Physician : Tip

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High Blood Pressure in Pregnancy - American Family Physician

Jul 15, 2001 - ...blood flow with a stethoscope. High blood pressure is also called hypertension. Why can blood pressure be high in pregnant women? Three main problems cause high blood pressure in pregnant women: Chronic hypertension: A woman can have high blood pressure before she gets pregnant....

American Family Physician : Patient Handout

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2001/0715/p273.html

Clinical Briefs - Jun 15, 2001 - American Family Physician

Jun 15, 2001 - ...report states that one in three hospitalized patients has two or more comorbidities. In addition to their main diagnosis, one fifth have hypertension, which can complicate treatment of the primary diagnosis. The second most common comorbidity is fluid and electrolyte disorders,...

American Family Physician : Clinical Briefs

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2001/0615/p2467.html

Tips From Other Journals - American Family Physician

Jun 15, 2001 - ...trials of calcium antagonists involved more than 5,500 participants, with the majority being elderly patients with systolic hypertension. The treated patients experienced a 39 percent reduction in stroke and a 28 percent reduction in major cardiovascular events. For both agents,...

American Family Physician : Tip

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2001/0615/p2458.html

Obesity: Assessment and Management in Primary Care - American Family Physician

Jun 1, 2001 - Obesity is a complex, multifactorial condition in which excess body fat may put a person at health risk. National data indicate that the prevalence of obesity in the United States is increasing in children and adults. Reversing these trends requires changes in individual behavior and ...

American Family Physician : Article

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2001/0601/p2185.html

Valvular Heart Disease: Review and Update - American Family Physician

Jun 1, 2001 - People with valvular heart disease are living longer, with less morbidity, than ever before. Advances in surgical techniques and a better understanding of timing for surgical intervention account for increased rates of survival. Echocardiography remains the gold standard for diagnosis ...

American Family Physician : Article

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2001/0601/p2201.html

Physicians Need Practical Tools to Treat the Complex Problems of Overweight and Obesity...

Jun 1, 2001 - ...Overweight and obesity increase the risk of illness from hypertension, lipid disorders, type 2 diabetes mellitus (formerly known as non-insulin-dependent diabetes), coronary heart disease, stroke, gallbladder disease, osteoarthritis, sleep apnea and other respiratory problems, and...

American Family Physician : Editorials

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2001/0601/p2139.html

Tips From Other Journals - American Family Physician

Jun 1, 2001 - ...The study included 630 research subjects, 82 percent of whom were men. The mean age was 42 years. Twenty-three percent had a history of hypertension, 22 percent had a family history of heart disease and 11 percent were smokers. Based on the Framingham Risk Index, the five-year...

American Family Physician : Tip

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2001/0601/p2259a.html

Absolute vs. Relative Numbers in Evaluating Drug Therapy - Letters to the Editor - ...

May 15, 2001 - ...Strategies for risk reduction are well established for hypertension and hypercholesterolemia. Physicians don't talk to their patients with these conditions in the terms proposed by Dr. McCormack. Rather than discuss specific levels of risk or risk reduction, we tell our patients,...

American Family Physician : Letter

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2001/0515/p1913.html

Significant FDA Approvals in 2000 - FDA Perspective - American Family Physician

May 15, 2001 - ...For the lowering of intraocular pressure in patients with open-angle glaucoma or ocular hypertension who are intolerant of other intraocular pressure-lowering medications or insufficiently responsive (failed to achieve target pressure determined after multiple measurements over...

American Family Physician : FDA Perspective

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2001/0515/p2061.html

Diary from a Week in Practice - May 15, 2001 - American Family Physician

May 15, 2001 - ...When treating hypertension, do you use A, B, C or D as your first-line drug? A = angiotensin-converting enzyme (ACE) inhibitors, B = beta blockers, C = calcium channel blockers and D = diuretics. National guidelines encourage the use of B or D. Now, a study tells us that the use of...

American Family Physician : Diary from a Week in Practice

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2001/0515/p1953.html

Tips From Other Journals - American Family Physician

May 15, 2001 - ...had a history of allergies or anaphylaxis, and carried injectable epinephrine with them. Children were excluded if they had a history of hypertension, heart disease, seizures or other neurologic disorders, and if they were unable to discontinue the use of adrenergic drugs for at...

American Family Physician : Tip

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Tips From Other Journals - American Family Physician

May 15, 2001 - ...and when the risk of withdrawal seizures is high. Clonidine or atenolol, both of which reduce withdrawal symptoms, are useful if hypertension occurs during withdrawal. The dosage and duration of treatment should be guided by the severity of the withdrawal symptoms.—r.s. Add/view...

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https://www.aafp.org/afp/2001/0515/p2046.html

Diagnosis and Treatment of Pulmonary Hypertension - American Family Physician

May 1, 2001 - Primary pulmonary hypertension is a rare disease of unknown etiology, whereas secondary pulmonary hypertension is a complication of many pulmonary, cardiac and extrathoracic conditions. Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, left ventricular dysfunction and disorders associated with ...

American Family Physician : Article

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2001/0501/p1789.html

Nasopharyngeal Cancer and the Southeast Asian Patient - American Family Physician

May 1, 2001 - Because of a documented increased incidence, nasopharyngeal cancer should be considered when signs or symptoms of ear, nose and throat disease are present in patients from southern China (in particular, Hong Kong and the province of Guangdong) or Southeast Asia. Environmental factors, ...

American Family Physician : Article

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2001/0501/p1776.html

The Child With ADHD: Using the AAP Clinical Practice Guideline - American Family Physician

May 1, 2001 - The American Academy of Pediatrics developed an evidence-based clinical practice guideline that provides recommendations for the assessment and diagnosis of school-aged children with attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD). This guideline, the first of two guidelines to provide ...

American Family Physician : Article

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2001/0501/p1803.html

Pulmonary Hypertension - American Family Physician

May 1, 2001 - ...Pulmonary Hypertension Am Fam Physician. 2001 May 1;63(9):1800. What is pulmonary hypertension? Pulmonary hypertension is a disorder of the blood vessels in the lungs. Pulmonary means in the lungs, and hypertension means high blood pressure. Pulmonary hypertension happens when...

American Family Physician : Patient Handout

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2001/0501/p1800.html

Treatment of Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus: A Rational Approach Based on Its Pathophysiology...

May 1, 2001 - ...insulin resistance.1,2 The insulin resistance is associated with a cluster of metabolic abnormalities, including central obesity, hypertension, dyslipidemia (elevated plasma triglycerides, low high-density lipoprotein [HDL] cholesterol levels and postprandial hyperlipidemia),...

American Family Physician : Editorials

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2001/0501/p1687.html

Gene Therapy: If At First You Don't Succeed . . . - Medicine and Society - American ...

May 1, 2001 - ...using gene therapy in the family practice setting? When will an injection of recombinant virus or a plasmid infusion be used to control hypertension, sickle cell disease or cancer instead of using the traditional approaches? When will the first success of clinical importance occur?...

American Family Physician : Medicine and Society

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2001/0501/p1707.html

Tips From Other Journals - American Family Physician

May 1, 2001 - ...and untreated hyperlipidemia were calculated. These estimates were adjusted for age, sex, history of coronary or cerebrovascular disease, hypertension, smoking and body mass index. The relative risk of dementia in patients with untreated hyperlipidemia was not significantly reduced...

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May 1, 2001 - ...humans. The role of homocysteine in the long-term progression of atherosclerosis and CAD maybe overshadowed by other risk factors such as hypertension, diabetes and lipid levels. The relationship between homocystinemia and other risk factors or protective mechanisms in different...

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Tips From Other Journals - American Family Physician

May 1, 2001 - ...of 115 mg per L (3.0 mmol per L). Patients at the absolute highest risk for coronary heart disease with nonlipid risk factors such as hypertension, diabetes and smoking should be targeted for treatment. The author concludes that evidence seems to contradict the lower is better...

American Family Physician : Tip

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Treatment Options for Type 2 Diabetes—What's Available? - American Family Physician

May 1, 2001 - ...Previous: Pulmonary Hypertension Next: Remedies for Prolonged Hiccups View the full table of contents >> Home / Journals / afp / Vol. 63/No. 9(May 1, 2001) / Treatment Options for Type 2 Diabetes—What's Available?...

American Family Physician : Patient Handout

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2001/0501/p1759.html

Nasopharyngeal Cancer - American Family Physician

May 1, 2001 - ...Next: Pulmonary Hypertension View the full table of contents >> Home / Journals / afp / Vol. 63/No. 9(May 1, 2001) / Nasopharyngeal Cancer

American Family Physician : Patient Handout

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2001/0501/p1785.html

Heart Failure, Diastolic Dysfunction and the Role of the Family Physician - Editorials ...

Apr 15, 2001 - ...of ACE inhibitors is ill-advised in this situation). Severe mitral or aortic regurgitation, hypertrophic cardiomyopathy and pulmonary hypertension are other potential precipitating causes of heart failure that might be detected by echocardiography and that mandate a different...

American Family Physician : Editorials

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2001/0415/p1483.html

Diary from a Week in Practice - Apr 15, 2001 - American Family Physician

Apr 15, 2001 - ...the common diagnosis of hypertension. This week, she was involved in a some-what unique situation. An other-wise healthy and asymptomatic 48-year-old man came in for evaluation of recent high blood pressure. Not having been previously diagnosed with hypertension, he as adamant that...

American Family Physician : Diary from a Week in Practice

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2001/0415/p1529.html

Tips From Other Journals - American Family Physician

Apr 15, 2001 - ...Hypertension Morbid obesity Smoking Little physical exercise Diabetes mellitus Low temperature Diet: high salt and fats, low potassium and vitamins Cholesterol concentration—at least in patients with coronary disease Excess alcohol intake Reprinted with...

American Family Physician : Tip

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2001/0415/p1621a.html

Coronary Artery Disease Prevention: What's Different for Women? - American Family ...

Apr 1, 2001 - Cardiovascular disease is the leading cause of death in women, as well as an important cause of disability, although many women and their physicians underestimate the risk. Exercise, hypertension treatment, smoking cessation and aspirin therapy are effective measures for the primary ...

American Family Physician : Article

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2001/0401/p1393.html

Cardiovascular Disease and the Differences Between the Sexes - Editorials - American ...

Apr 1, 2001 - ...related to cardiovascular disease. The influence of concurrent conditions and lifestyle features, especially diabetes, smoking, systolic hypertension and exercise appears to be stronger in women. Despite the emergence of evidence-based recommendations for lipid-lowering therapy in...

American Family Physician : Editorials

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2001/0401/p1290.html

Insulin Resistance Syndrome - American Family Physician

Mar 15, 2001 - Insulin resistance can be linked to diabetes, hypertension, dyslipidemia, cardiovascular disease and other abnormalities. These abnormalities constitute the insulin resistance syndrome. Because resistance usually develops long before these diseases appear, identifying and treating ...

American Family Physician : Article

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2001/0315/p1159.html

Asymptomatic Microscopic Hematuria in Adults: Summary of the AUA Best Practice Policy ...

Mar 15, 2001 - The American Urological Association (AUA) convened the Best Practice Policy Panel on Asymptomatic Microscopic Hematuria to formulate policy statements and recommendations for the evaluation of asymptomatic microhematuria in adults. The recommended definition of microscopic hematuria is ...

American Family Physician : Article

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2001/0315/p1145.html

Cancer Screening in Perspective - Editorials - American Family Physician

Mar 15, 2001 - ...through screening. Likewise, these numbers remind us that, for most patients, careful attention to cardiovascular risk factors (smoking, hypertension, hyperlipidemia and physical inactivity) will yield higher dividends than cancer screening.10 One of our most challenging tasks as...

American Family Physician : Editorials

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2001/0315/p1039.html

Tips From Other Journals - American Family Physician

Mar 15, 2001 - ...Hyperglycemia, fever and hypertension are associated with poor stroke prognosis. Glucose levels should be normalized, and acetaminophen used for fever. Hypertension should not be treated aggressively in the first week because of the risk of reducing cerebral blood flow....

American Family Physician : Tip

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Tips From Other Journals - American Family Physician

Mar 15, 2001 - ...snoring, upper airway resistance syndrome and obesity-hypoventilation syndrome. It may lead to daytime somnolence, impaired cognition, hypertension (systemic or pulmonary), cardiac arrhythmia or infarction. The gold standard for diagnosis of OSA is all-night polysomnography (which...

American Family Physician : Tip

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2001/0315/p1188a.html

Ergogenic Aids: Counseling the Athlete - American Family Physician

Mar 1, 2001 - Numerous ergogenic aids that claim to enhance sports performance are used by amateur and professional athletes. Approximately 50 percent of the general population have reported taking some form of dietary supplements, while 76 to 100 percent of athletes in some sports are reported to ...

American Family Physician : Article

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2001/0301/p913.html

Osteoporosis: Part I. Evaluation and Assessment - American Family Physician

Mar 1, 2001 - Osteoporosis afflicts 75 million persons in the United States, Europe and Japan and results in more than 1.3 million fractures annually in the United States. Because osteoporosis is usually asymptomatic until a fracture occurs, family physicians must identify the appropriate timing and ...

American Family Physician : Article

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2001/0301/p897.html

Introducing AFP's Online CME Cases - Inside AFP - American Family Physician

Mar 1, 2001 - ...capabilities of the Web. So, for example, a case on cardiac auscultation allows users to listen to heart murmurs and one on refractory hypertension shows users the results of a funduscopic examination. The cases also provide links to online resources such as clinical guidelines and...

American Family Physician : Inside AFP

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2001/0301/p823.html

Quantum sufficit - Quantum Sufficit - American Family Physician

Mar 1, 2001 - ...One trip to the bathroom may be all it takes. According to a study in the American Journal of Hypertension, black men with hypertension may only need to have a single urine sample checked to find out if they are at risk for kidney damage. The study, conducted at Johns Hopkins...

American Family Physician : Quantum Sufficit

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2001/0301/p835.html

Diary from a Week in Practice - Mar 1, 2001 - American Family Physician

Mar 1, 2001 - ...was one family that taught ASW more than any other about the value of being a family physician. After several visits for diabetes and hypertension, the couple shared with her a deep concern that was tearing them apart: their 33-year-old son had severe neurologic deficits as a result...

American Family Physician : Diary from a Week in Practice

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2001/0301/p877.html

Tips From Other Journals - American Family Physician

Mar 1, 2001 - ...less than 25 pg per mL (92 pmol per L). Exclusion criteria included history of a hormone-dependent tumor, thromboembolic disorders, hypertension, myocardial infarction or stroke. Women who smoked (one pack or more per day) or were more than 30 percent above ideal body weight, and...

American Family Physician : Tip

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2001/0301/p948.html

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

Early Diagnosis of Dementia - American Family Physician

Feb 15, 2001 - Until recently, the most significant issue facing a family physician regarding the diagnosis and treatment of dementia was ruling out delirium and potentially treatable etiologies. However, as more treatment options become available, it will become increasingly important to diagnose ...

American Family Physician : Article

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2001/0215/p703.html

Sildenafil-Simvastatin Interaction: Possible Cause of Rhabdomyolysis? - Letters to the ...

Feb 15, 2001 - ...the concomitant use of sildenafil (Viagra) and simvastatin (Zocor) might have caused rhabdomyolysis. A 76-year-old man with a history of hypertension and hypercholesterolemia presented to the office with a complaint of erectile dysfunction. At that time, his medications included...

American Family Physician : Letter

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

Feb 15, 2001 - ...of potentially neuroprotective health measures, such as proper diet (including micronutrient intake), limited alcohol use, control of hypertension, etc. A condition that has come to be known as mild cognitive impairment (MCI) is a greater concern. To be considered for a diagnosis of...

American Family Physician : Editorials

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Tips From Other Journals - American Family Physician

Feb 15, 2001 - ...who delivered at or after 40 weeks of gestation at a large public hospital in Texas during 1998 were eligible for the study. Women with hypertension, diabetes, previous Cesarean births, fetal malformations, breech presentations and placenta previa were excluded. Gestational age was...

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Detection, Education and Management of the Asplenic or Hyposplenic Patient - American ...

Feb 1, 2001 - Fulminant, potentially life-threatening infection is a major long-term risk after splenectomy or in persons who are functionally hyposplenic as a result of various systemic conditions. Most of these infections are caused by encapsulated organisms such as pneumococci, Haemophilus ...

American Family Physician : Article

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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

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Effective Use of Statins to Prevent Coronary Heart Disease - American Family Physician

Jan 15, 2001 - Primary and secondary prevention trials have shown that use of 3-hydroxy-3-methylglutaryl coenzyme A reductase inhibitors (also known as statins) to lower an elevated low-density lipoprotein cholesterol level can substantially reduce coronary events and death from coronary heart ...

American Family Physician : Article

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Increasing the Success of Antihypertensive Therapy - Editorials - American Family ...

Jan 15, 2001 - ...Hypertension is the leading cause of patient visits to primary physicians.1 However, there is reason for concern about how effectively this common condition is being treated. A recent national survey2 found that only 27 percent of patients had their blood pressure reduced to less...

American Family Physician : Editorials

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Tips From Other Journals - American Family Physician

Jan 15, 2001 - ...observed in pharmacologic trials in hypertensive patients is less impressive. However, it is likely that more aggressive management of hypertension will achieve improved results. Read the full article. Get immediate access, anytime, anywhere. Choose a single article, issue, or...

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Jan 15, 2001 - ...when the pancreas can no longer keep up with increased insulin requirements. Often, patients with hyperinsulinemia and diabetes also have hypertension, obesity and dyslipidemia, all occurring in a disorder constellation often referred to as syndrome X or metabolic syndrome. The...

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Spirituality and Medical Practice: Using the HOPE Questions as a Practical Tool for ...

Jan 1, 2001 - The relationship between spirituality and medicine has been the focus of considerable interest in recent years. Studies suggest that many patients believe spirituality plays an important role in their lives, that there is a positive correlation between a patient's spirituality or ...

American Family Physician : Article

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Tips From Other Journals - American Family Physician

Jan 1, 2001 - ...threat to public health. Overweight and obese people are at higher risk for morbidity from numerous chronic disorders such as diabetes, hypertension and cardiovascular disease. This health risk is greater when excess fat is deposited in the abdominal region because this phenotype is...

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Jan 1, 2001 - ...takes an indolent course, a substantial proportion of patients develop fibrosis that leads to cirrhosis and complications from portal hypertension. There are no reliable criteria that can be used to identify patients at higher risk of progression. Weight loss has been shown to...

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Attenuating Cardiovascular Risk Factors in Patients with Type 2 Diabetes - American ...

Dec 15, 2000 - Patients with type 2 diabetes (formerly known as non-insulin-resistant diabetes) have a significantly increased risk of developing cardiovascular disease. Once clinical cardiovascular disease develops, these patients have a poorer prognosis than normoglycemic patients. By inducing ...

American Family Physician : Article

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Clinical Briefs - Dec 15, 2000 - American Family Physician

Dec 15, 2000 - ...care, visit frequency and laboratory determinations. Special considerations, such as hospitalizations, hypoglycemia, retinopathy, hypertension, nephropathy, neuropathy, cardiovascular disease and early pregnancy management are also discussed. Climatic Heat Stress and Exercise in...

American Family Physician : Clinical Briefs

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Myxedema Coma: Diagnosis and Treatment - American Family Physician

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

American Family Physician : Article

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The Importance of Beta Blockers in the Treatment of Heart Failure - American Family ...

Dec 1, 2000 - Heart failure, the only cardiovascular disease with an increasing incidence, is associated with significant mortality and poses a considerable economic burden. Traditionally, beta blockers have been considered to be contraindicated in patients with heart failure. Recently, however, ...

American Family Physician : Article

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Guidelines on Migraine: Part 5. Recommendations for Specific Prophylactic Drugs - ...

Dec 1, 2000 - The U.S. Headache Consortium guidelines for the treatment of migraine summarize data from clinical studies of various drugs used in preventive therapy of migraine.

American Family Physician : Practice Guidelines

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Quantum Sufficit - Dec 1, 2000 - American Family Physician

Dec 1, 2000 - ...blood pressure screenings. Here's a creative solution to that problem: according to a recent study published in the American Journal of Hypertension, catching these men when they accompany their partners to an obstetric check-up seems to work. The study undertaken at Washington...

American Family Physician : Quantum Sufficit

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Tips From Other Journals - American Family Physician

Dec 1, 2000 - ...Asymptomatic, <3 major risk factors for CAD; controlled hypertension; mild, stable angina; post-successful coronary revascularization; uncomplicated past MI (>6 to 8 weeks); mild valvular disease; LVD/CHF (NYHA class I) Primary care management; consider all first-line therapies;...

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Beta Blocker Therapy for Chronic Heart Failure - American Family Physician

Nov 15, 2000 - Recent studies have shown that beta blocker therapy improves survival and reduces hospitalizations in patients who have chronic heart failure and left ventricular systolic dysfunction, the majority of whom are under the management of primary care physicians. Appropriate patient ...

American Family Physician : Article

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Tips From Other Journals - American Family Physician

Nov 15, 2000 - ...and a Karnofsky performance status of at least 40 percent. Exclusion criteria included serious intercurrent illness, poorly controlled hypertension or congestive heart failure. Residents whose weight loss was determined to be caused by depression or hyperthyroidism were also...

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Nov 15, 2000 - ...than 65 years; (2) recent congestive heart failure; (3) diabetes mellitus; (4) a previous stroke or transient ischemic attack; or (5) hypertension. Maintaining sinus rhythm has a number of advantages, including relieving symptoms, improving hemodynamics and, possibly, decreasing the...

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Adult ADHD: Evaluation and Treatment in Family Medicine - American Family Physician

Nov 1, 2000 - Attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) affects 30 to 50 percent of adults who had ADHD in childhood. Accurate diagnosis of ADHD in adults is challenging and requires attention to early development and symptoms of inattention, distractibility, impulsivity and emotional lability....

American Family Physician : Article

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Healthy People 2010: The Role of Family Physicians in Addressing Health Disparities - ...

Nov 1, 2000 - ...a six times higher rate of homicide when compared with whites. The Hispanic population in the United States has high rates of obesity and hypertension, and members of this group are twice as likely to die of diabetes as the non-Hispanic white population. American Indians have an...

American Family Physician : Medicine and Society

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Remarks From July through December 1950 Issues of GP - AFP 50 Years Ago - American ...

Nov 1, 2000 - ...to have syphilis; 22 diabetes; 20 glaucoma; 75 anemia; 18 tuberculosis; 200 obesity; 266 visual defects; 250 some loss of hearing; 38 hypertension; and 39 heart disease. (July 1950) Rocky Mountain Spotted Fever Physicians practicing in regions where Rocky Mountain spotted fever is...

American Family Physician : AFP 50 Years Ago

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Clinical Briefs - Nov 1, 2000 - American Family Physician

Nov 1, 2000 - ...complications of insulin-treated diabetes (such as hypoglycemia) and the long-term complications of diabetes (such as renal disease, hypertension and cardiovascular disease). Improvement of overall health through optimal nutrition. The ADA statement discusses the various aspects of...

American Family Physician : Clinical Briefs

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Tips From Other Journals - American Family Physician

Nov 1, 2000 - ...hydrochloride is a centrally acting alpha-adrenergic agonist that reduces vascular reactivity and is currently used for treatment of hypertension. It has been shown to control hot flushes thought to be caused by non-adrenergic hyperactivity. Pandya and associates performed a...

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