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AAFP News - Feb 15, 2015 - American Family Physician

Feb 15, 2015 - Selected policy and health issues news briefs from AAFP News.

American Family Physician : AAFP News: AFP Edition

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2015/0215/p218.html

Tips From Other Journals - American Family Physician

Feb 15, 2009 - ...Is Immunization Against Hypertension Possible? Am Fam Physician. 2009 Feb 15;79(4):online. Background: Despite the availability of a range of effective therapies, only about one third of U.S. adults with hypertension have their blood pressure under control. Non-adherence to...

American Family Physician : Tip

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2009/0215/ot2.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

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

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

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

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

ACC/AHA Release Guidelines on Management of Patients with STEMI: Hospital and Long-Term...

Nov 15, 2004 - Guidelines for the management of ST-elevation myocardial infarction (STEMI), with a focus on hospital and long-term management, are available from the American College of Cardiology/American Heart Association (ACC/AHA) Task Force on Practice Guidelines.

American Family Physician : Practice Guidelines

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2004/1115/p2011.html

Tips From Other Journals - American Family Physician

May 1, 2009 - ...(hazard ratio = 2.15 for high UAE, and 2.14 for low eGFR). This risk was independent of other cardiovascular risk factors, such as hypertension, hyperlipidemia, diabetes, smoking, and obesity. Conclusion: High UAE and low eGFR can be used to detect renal impairment, but tend to...

American Family Physician : Tip

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2009/0501/p796.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

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

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

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

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

What You Should Know About Dyspareunia - American Family Physician

Oct 1, 2014 - ...Previous: JNC8 Guidelines for the Management of Hypertension in Adults Next: Consider Thin Basement Membrane Nephropathy as a Possible Cause of Asymptomatic Microscopic Hematuria View the full table of contents >> Home / Journals / afp / Vol. 90/No. 7(October 1, 2014) / What...

American Family Physician : Patient Handout

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2014/1001/p465-s1.html

Tips From Other Journals - American Family Physician

Feb 15, 2009 - ...Several risk factors at study enrollment (current smoking, diabetes, hypertension, and obesity) were independently associated with greater risk of dying before 90 years of age (hazard ratio of 2.10, 1.86, 1.28, and 1.44, respectively). Regular vigorous exercise reduced mortality...

American Family Physician : Tip

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2009/0215/ot1.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

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

"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

Guidelines for Prescribing Antiepileptic Drugs - Practice Guidelines - American Family ...

Jan 15, 2005 - ...Previous: ACCP Guidelines for Pulmonary Arterial Hypertension Next: Diagnosis of Celiac Disease View the full table of contents >> Home / Journals / afp / Vol. 71/No. 2(January 15, 2005) / Practice Guidelines: Guidelines for Prescribing Antiepileptic Drugs...

American Family Physician : Practice Guidelines

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2005/0115/p384.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

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

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

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

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

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

Tips From Other Journals - American Family Physician

Nov 1, 2008 - ...strongest risk factor is history of stroke or transient ischemic attack (TIA; relative risk [RR] = 2.5), followed by diabetes (RR = 1.7), hypertension (RR = 1.6), coronary artery disease (RR = 1.5), heart failure or impaired left ventricular systolic function (RR = 1.4), and...

American Family Physician : Tip

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2008/1101/ot1.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 - Feb 15, 2005 - American Family Physician

Feb 15, 2005 - ...day, KS kept a count of each patient’s prescription drugs. Frankly, it is a tribute to polypharmacy that her next patient’s diabetes, hypertension, and hyperlipidemia were finally brought under control with the use of six drugs and insulin shots. If one counted aspirin and calcium,...

American Family Physician : Diary from a Week in Practice

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2005/0215/p692.html

Tips From Other Journals - American Family Physician

Dec 1, 2008 - ...care between 12 and 19 weeks' gestation were eligible for the study if they had a history of preeclampsia or non-proteinuric chronic hypertension. Women were excluded from the study if they had a multiple pregnancy, fetal anomaly, diabetes mellitus, proteinuria, or if they used...

American Family Physician : Tip

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2008/1201/ot2.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

ACS/ADA/AHA Issue Core Recommendations for Preventing Cancer, Cardiovascular Disease, ...

Feb 15, 2005 - The American Cancer Society (ACS), the American Diabetes Association (ADA), and the American Heart Association (AHA) have issued core recommendations for the prevention and early detection of cancer, cardiovascular disease, and diabetes.

American Family Physician : Practice Guidelines

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2005/0215/p806.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

Tips From Other Journals - American Family Physician

Nov 15, 2008 - ...*—Risk factors include family history of coronaryartery disease, hypertension, hyperlipidemia, diabetes,or current smoking. Table. Thrombolysis in MyocardialInfarction Risk Factors for UnstableAngina or ST Elevation MyocardialInfarction Age 65 years or older At least three...

American Family Physician : Tip

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2008/1115/ot2.html

Tips From Other Journals - American Family Physician

Oct 15, 2008 - ...effects, vitamin D deficiency is associated with elevated blood pressure and cardiovascular disease (CVD). Ecologic studies report that hypertension and coronary heart disease rates increase with further distance from the equator, which may be related to decreasing exposure to...

American Family Physician : Tip

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2008/1015/ot1.html

Tips From Other Journals - American Family Physician

Dec 1, 2008 - ...36 kg per m2. Almost all studies excluded participants with obesity secondary to endocrine conditions, as well as those with uncontrolled hypertension, psychiatric conditions, medical illness, previous bariatric surgery, and those receiving drugs that affect body weight. Women who...

American Family Physician : Tip

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2008/1201/ot1.html

Delaying Antibiotics for Respiratory Infections - Cochrane for Clinicians - American ...

Feb 1, 2005 - Delayed prescribing appears to be a reasonable and safe option in patients with cough and in those who do not appear very ill, but it cannot be recommended for children with sore throat unless streptococcal pharyngitis has been ruled out. Delayed prescribing of antibiotics results in a ...

American Family Physician : Cochrane for Clinicians

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2005/0201/p466.html

Tips From Other Journals - American Family Physician

Nov 15, 2008 - ...stroke. In subgroup analysis, the reductionsin vascular events were similar betweenparticipants with diabetes who had vasculardisease or hypertension, and those who didnot have these conditions at the beginning oftrials. The reductions in vascular events werealso similar in patients...

American Family Physician : Tip

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2008/1115/ot1.html

Tips From Other Journals - American Family Physician

Nov 15, 2008 - ...years, and the majority of eachgroup consisted of smokers. About 47 percentof the placebo group and 53 percentof the omeprazole group had hypertension.The mean PRI in the omeprazole groupchanged from 83.9 percent on the first day to51.4 percent on the seventh day. In the...

American Family Physician : Tip

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2008/1115/ot3.html

Swollen, Discolored Toes - Photo Quiz - American Family Physician

Sep 1, 2004 - 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/2004/0901/p919.html

Quantum Sufficit - Jan 15, 2005 - American Family Physician

Jan 15, 2005 - ...tea drinkers. Researchers found that in those who drank 120 to 599 mL of green or oolong tea every day for a year, the risk of developing hypertension was reduced by 46 percent, and in those drinking 600 mL per day or more, the risk was reduced by 65 percent. Results were adjusted...

American Family Physician : Quantum Sufficit

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2005/0115/p238.html

ACC/AHA Release Guidelines on Management of Patients with STEMI: Hospital and Long-Term...

Nov 1, 2004 - Guidelines for the management of ST-elevation myo-cardial infarction (STEMI), focusing on prevention and management in the emergency department, are available from the American College of Cardiology (ACC)/American Heart Association (AHA) Task Force on Practice Guidelines.

American Family Physician : Practice Guidelines

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2004/1101/p1800.html

Tips From Other Journals - American Family Physician

Sep 15, 2008 - ...in the previous six months. The presence of depression, other health conditions, and a history of coronary heart disease, stroke, or hypertension was also recorded at baseline. The health status of each patient was monitored annually by questionnaire, clinical data, and, when...

American Family Physician : Tip

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2008/0915/ot1.html

Tips From Other Journals - American Family Physician

Oct 1, 2008 - ...failure or poor left ventricular function, but 20 percent had diabetes, 40 percent had previous myocardial infarction, 50 percent had hypertension, and 50 percent had hyperlipidemia. Results: Short-term survival (within 30 days of the procedure) was high in both groups, and was not...

American Family Physician : Tip

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2008/1001/ot3.html

Tips From Other Journals - American Family Physician

Sep 1, 2008 - ...Hypertension Older age WBC = white blood cell; WHI = Women's Health Initiative. Table Characteristics Associated with Higher and Lower WBC Counts Among Postmenopausal Women in the WHI Study Lower WBC countsHigher WBC counts Alcohol consumption Aspirin use...

American Family Physician : Tip

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2008/0901/p641.html

Diary from a Week in Practice - Dec 1, 2004 - American Family Physician

Dec 1, 2004 - ...out the window of the mobile clinic, JOH had an ominous feeling as Randy approached the door. A man with poorly controlled diabetes, hypertension, peripheral vascular disease from smoking, and personal hygiene that literally attracted flies, Randy had seen the mobile clinic and...

American Family Physician : Diary from a Week in Practice

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2004/1201/p2100.html

Preoperative Evaluation for Noncardiac Surgery - Point-of-Care Guides - American Family...

Apr 15, 2004 - Guidelines from the American College of Physicians (ACP) and the American College of Cardiology/American Heart Association (ACC/AHA) address the preoperative evaluation of patients for noncardiac surgery.

American Family Physician : Point-of-Care Guides

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2004/0415/p1977.html

Memantine (Namenda) for Moderate to Severe Alzheimer's Disease - STEPS - American ...

Mar 15, 2004 - Memantine is well tolerated, but its clinical benefits for the treatment of moderate to severe AD appear modest. The reduction in caregiver time requires confirmation in another trial. As with other drugs for AD, memantine does not reverse deterioration.

American Family Physician : STEPS

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2004/0315/p1491.html

Diary from a Week in Practice - Nov 1, 2004 - American Family Physician

Nov 1, 2004 - ...performed and learned he had mild coronary atherosclerosis. The findings were not a big surprise. In addition to hyperlipidemia and hypertension, there was a history of premature heart disease in Roger’s family. He was already taking aspirin, a beta blocker, an ACE inhibitor, and a...

American Family Physician : Diary from a Week in Practice

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2004/1101/p1677.html

When Patients Cannot Afford Their Medications - Curbside Consultation - American Family...

Aug 1, 2004 - For physicians who realize that drug costs can be a problem, we offer some practical solutions and discussion about how to help these patients.

American Family Physician : Curbside Consultation

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2004/0801/p605.html

Diary from a Week in Practice - Nov 15, 2004 - American Family Physician

Nov 15, 2004 - ...on, I picked up the receiver in the kitchen, but no one was there. Mr. Jones is a grizzled 79-year-old man. In addition to longstanding hypertension and diabetes, he has every other criteria of the metabolic syndrome (abdominal obesity, hypertriglyceridemia, low HDL cholesterol...

American Family Physician : Diary from a Week in Practice

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2004/1115/p1901.html

Diary from a Week in Practice - Oct 15, 2004 - American Family Physician

Oct 15, 2004 - ...to undergo a hysterectomy because of heavy menstrual periods and large fibroids. Her only medication was lisinopril for treatment of mild hypertension. The nurse mentioned that she was quite upset—her hysterectomy had been canceled that morning because of the abnormal laboratory...

American Family Physician : Diary from a Week in Practice

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2004/1015/p1474.html

Nontreponemal Test Titer Printout for Patients with Syphilis - Letters to the Editor - ...

Nov 1, 2004 - ...Next: Use of Diuretics to Treat Hypertension in Diabetic Persons View the full table of contents >> Home / Journals / afp / Vol. 70/No. 9(November 1, 2004) / Nontreponemal Test Titer Printout for Patients with Syphilis...

American Family Physician : Letter

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2004/1101/p1646.html

Painful Red Eye After Surgery - Photo Quiz - American Family Physician

Jul 1, 2004 - 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/2004/0701/p155.html

NAMS Releases Position Statement on the Treatment of Vasomotor Symptoms Associated with...

Jul 15, 2004 - The North American Menopause Society (NAMS) has released an evidence-based position statement on the treatment of vasomotor symptoms associated with menopause to provide recommendations on the most effective treatments.

American Family Physician : Practice Guidelines

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2004/0715/p393.html

Ethinyl Estradiol/Drospirenone (Yasmin): A Newer Oral Contraceptive - STEPS - American ...

May 15, 2004 - An effective oral contraceptive, ethinyl estradiol/drospirenone can elevate potassium levels when given in combination with other potassium-elevating agents and offers no advantage over traditional oral contraceptives.

American Family Physician : STEPS

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2004/0515/p2425.html

Creating Practice Guidelines for Chronic Kidney Disease: An Insider's View - Editorials...

Sep 1, 2004 - ...to the guidelines against us? How could we become attuned to a set of guidelines on a topic that is much less familiar to us than hypertension or high cholesterol levels? Eventual consensus resulted in the NKF K/DOQI guidelines that were published in 20021,2 and now are being...

American Family Physician : Editorials

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2004/0901/p823.html

Tips From Other Journals - American Family Physician

Jun 15, 2008 - ...Hypertension Obesity Sedentary lifestyle Smoking CAD = coronary artery disease. Table. Risk Factors for CAD and Colonic Neoplasm Diabetes mellitus High-fat, low-fiber diet Hyperlipidemia Hypertension Obesity Sedentary lifestyle Smoking CAD =...

American Family Physician : Tip

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2008/0615/p1742a.html

ACP Releases Guideline on Lipid Control in Patients with Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus - ...

Aug 15, 2004 - A guideline on the management of dyslipidemia, particularly hypercholesterolemia, in patients with type 2 diabetes mellitus has been published by the Clinical Efficacy Assessment Subcommittee of the American College of Physicians (ACP).

American Family Physician : Practice Guidelines

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2004/0815/p775.html

Diary from a Week in Practice - Sep 1, 2004 - American Family Physician

Sep 1, 2004 - ...were black as coal for five days. She also described intense epigastric pain but no vomiting. Blanche had a history of osteoarthritis, hypertension, and coronary artery disease. She took metoprolol, hydrochlorothiazide, oxaprozin, and low-dose enteric-coated adult aspirin. She...

American Family Physician : Diary from a Week in Practice

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2004/0901/p861.html

Tips From Other Journals - American Family Physician

Jun 15, 2008 - ...is associated with several potentially serious short- and long-term health consequences, including type 2 diabetes, hyperlip-idemia, and hypertension. Excessive weight in childhood also is highly predictive of overweight or obesity in adulthood. Effective interventions for childhood...

American Family Physician : Tip

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2008/0615/p1746.html

ACOG Releases Guidelines on Diagnosis and Management of Polycystic Ovary Syndrome - ...

Apr 1, 2003 - The American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG) has published a clinical management guideline on the diagnosis and management of polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS). As proposed by the National Institutes of Health (NIH), the diagnostic criteria are chronic anovulation and ...

American Family Physician : Practice Guidelines

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

AAFP News - Feb 15, 2014 - American Family Physician

Feb 15, 2014 - Selected policy and health issues news briefs from AAFP News.

American Family Physician : AAFP News: AFP Edition

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2014/0215/p262.html

Diary from a Week in Practice - Aug 15, 2004 - American Family Physician

Aug 15, 2004 - ...more than 14 drinks per week certainly are at risk for alcohol dependence, as well as other health problems such as liver disease and hypertension. But, drinking more than a prescribed amount does not diagnose alcoholism. To distinguish between risky drinking and alcohol dependence,...

American Family Physician : Diary from a Week in Practice

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2004/0815/p683.html

Atomoxetine for ADHD - STEPS - American Family Physician

Nov 1, 2003 - Atomoxetine is more effective than placebo for treating symptoms of ADHD in children and adults, based on short-term studies. Given safety concerns (growth retardation, potential adverse effects in slow metabolizers) and its high cost, atomoxetine should be considered only as an ...

American Family Physician : STEPS

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2003/1101/p1827.html

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

Diary from a Week in Practice - Jul 15, 2004 - American Family Physician

Jul 15, 2004 - ...Mrs. Davis, is in the intensive care unit. Mrs. Davis is a 70-year-old woman with end-stage renal disease. I’ve been managing her hypertension, diabetes, and atrial fibrillation in the hopes of preventing the catastrophe Luigi is about to describe. Like a soldier painting scenes of...

American Family Physician : Diary from a Week in Practice

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2004/0715/p289.html

Diary from a Week in Practice - Aug 1, 2004 - American Family Physician

Aug 1, 2004 - ...Phillip returned because he felt bad and was out of his medicine for diabetes and hypertension. His blood pressure and glucose level were both sky high, but like many patients without medical insurance, he delayed his visit to the doctor until a crisis arose. He was a long-time...

American Family Physician : Diary from a Week in Practice

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2004/0801/p481.html

Screening and Behavioral Counseling Interventions in Primary Care to Reduce Alcohol ...

Jul 15, 2004 - This statement summarizes the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) recommendations on behavioral counseling interventions to reduce alcohol misuse in primary care patients and the supporting evidence, and it updates the 1996 recommendations contained in the Guide to Clinical ...

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

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2004/0715/p353.html

Perinephric Abscess Caused by Group B Streptococcus - Letters to the Editor - American ...

Jun 15, 2004 - ...Her past surgeries included tubal ligation, three cesarean sections, and removal of an ectopic pregnancy. Her medical history included hypertension, iron deficiency anemia, depression, and hypercholesterolemia. Six weeks before admission, she was treated with ciprofloxacin for a UTI...

American Family Physician : Letter

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2004/0615/p2764.html

Diary from a Week in Practice - Jun 15, 2004 - American Family Physician

Jun 15, 2004 - ...attack several months earlier, but he had fully recuperated. He enjoyed a full, active life. Aside from his age and well-controlled hypertension, he was at low surgical risk and was expected to do well. Still, KS was happy to see him later that afternoon sitting up in a chair, awake...

American Family Physician : Diary from a Week in Practice

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Counseling for Breastfeeding - Putting Prevention into Practice - American Family ...

Jul 1, 2004 - Case study: BS, a 26-year-old woman in her second trimester of pregnancy, comes to your office for routine prenatal care. She expresses concern because one of her relatives has told her that she should not breastfeed. You want to recommend breastfeeding and wonder how to counsel her.

American Family Physician : Putting Prevention into Practice

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Diary from a Week in Practice - Jul 1, 2004 - American Family Physician

Jul 1, 2004 - ...of the American flag. My fingers sting and tingle, but feel better after they warm up. Mrs. Quemby smoked four cigarettes a day and had hypertension. She took a baby aspirin every day. She liked to talk and loved to laugh. Even at the frozen foods section in the grocery store, my...

American Family Physician : Diary from a Week in Practice

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Metabolic Syndrome: Early Identification and a Proactive Approach Are Warranted - ...

Apr 15, 2004 - ...dyslipidemia, or hypertension. Furthermore, newspapers and television news shows are replete with reports about the epidemic of obesity and consequent diabetes in the U.S. population. It is rare to see type 2 diabetes, dyslipidemia, obesity, or hypertension in isolation. The...

American Family Physician : Editorials

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Tips From Other Journals - American Family Physician

Dec 15, 2007 - ...groups, more than one half were men, 60 percent were white, and the average age was 66 years. About 70 percent of the participants had hypertension, 30 percent had diabetes, and 28 percent had a previous stroke. Study treatment was initiated an average of 1.2 days from onset of...

American Family Physician : Tip

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ACOG Releases Report on Risk Factors, Causes and Management of Postpartum Hemorrhage - ...

Sep 15, 1998 - ...every two to four hours. This agent is contraindicated in the presence of hypertensive disease states because of the severe hypertension that may develop secondary to vasoconstriction induced by the agent. The administration of 15-Methyl prostaglandin F2a may be given in a dosage of...

American Family Physician : Special Medical Reports

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Atrial Fibrillation (Acute) - Clinical Evidence Handbook - American Family Physician

May 1, 2004 - What are the effects of interventions to prevent embolism? What are the effects of interventions for conversion to sinus rhythm? What are the effects of interventions to control heart rate?

American Family Physician : Clinical Evidence Handbook

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Clinical Briefs - May 15, 2004 - American Family Physician

May 15, 2004 - ...have failed. Bariatric surgery has been shown to have salutary effects on obesity-related diabetes, hypertension, lipid profiles, and quality of life. Comorbidities such as hypertension and hyperlipidemia should be managed intensively. For sedentary patients, a comment such as, It...

American Family Physician : Clinical Briefs

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Tips From Other Journals - American Family Physician

Mar 15, 2008 - ...and had a minimum body mass index (BMI) of 34 kg per m2 for men and 38 kg per m2 for women. Patients with comorbidities (e.g., diabetes, hypertension, hyperlipidemia, myocardial infarction or stroke that occurred more than six months before the study) were eligible unless they were...

American Family Physician : Tip

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Preventive Health for Your Patients - Inside AFP - American Family Physician

Mar 15, 2004 - ...Los Angeles, focuses on the epidemic metabolic syndrome—the triad of type 2 diabetes, dyslipidemia, and hypertension. Type 2 diabetes, dyslipidemia, obesity, or hypertension is rarely seen in isolation and, as the author notes, the prevalence of the metabolic syndrome is estimated...

American Family Physician : Inside AFP

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afp20210900p237.pdf

...The home measurement of blood pressure allows patients with hypertension to become more involved in their care and allows clini- cians to diagnose hypertension and monitor therapy more accurately. Evidence shows that home blood pressure measurements are gen- erally lower than blood...

American Family Physician

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

...a syndrome peculiar to pregnancy characterized clinically by hypertension and proteinuria; preeclamp- sia superimposed on chronic hypertension; and gestational hypertension, and nonpro- teinuric hypertension that develops in the lat- ter half of pregnancy.5 This scheme and the...

American Family Physician

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Automated Ambulatory Blood Pressure Monitoring: Clinical Utilityin the Family Practice ...

...compliance with the American Heart Association guidelines, remain the gold standard for decision-making in the diagnosis and treatment of hypertension.1,4 Recent stud- ies, however, indicate that ABPM data may more accurately reflect a patient’s actual blood pressure than casual or...

American Family Physician

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Diagnosis and Management of Preeclampsia - American Family Physician

...by the development of hypertension and proteinuria after 20 weeks of gestation. The disorder compli- cates approximately 5 to 7 percent of preg- nancies,1 with an incidence of 23.6 cases per 1,000 deliveries in the United States.2 Complications of hypertension are the third...

American Family Physician

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afp20060501p1558.pdf

...Hypertension in Children and Adolescents GREGORY B. LUMA, M.D., and ROSEANN T. SPIOTTA, M.D., Jamaica Hospital Medical Center Family Medicine Residency Program, New York, New York T he prevalence and rate of diagnosis of hypertension in children and adolescents appear to be increas-...

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1953.pdf

...Nonpharmacologic Strategies for Managing Hypertension RANDY WEXLER, M.D., M.P.H., and GLEN AUKERMAN, M.D. Ohio State University College of Medicine, Columbus, Ohio D espite all that is known about its adverse health consequences, high blood pressure still is poorly controlled in the...

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afp20080501p1279.pdf

...Managing Hypertension Using Combination Therapy Jennifer frank, MD, University of Wisconsin Department of Family Medicine, Appleton, Wisconsin C ombination therapy is treatment with two or more agents adminis- tered separately or in a fixed-dose combination pill and is required...

American Family Physician

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93.pdf

...Pressure in Pregnancy defined four categories of hypertension in pregnancy: chronic hypertension, gestational hypertension, preeclampsia, and preeclamp- sia superimposed on chronic hypertension.1 Chronic Hypertension Chronic hypertension is defined as a blood pressure measurement...

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afp20081015p961.pdf

...phenomenon and scleroderma (hardening of the skin) are the clinical hall- marks of the disease. Pulmonary fibrosis and pulmonary arterial hypertension are the leading causes of death.3 Epidemiology and Classification Patients who have systemic sclerosis can be classified into...

American Family Physician

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afp20081101p1052.pdf

...cardiovascular risk factors: larger waist- line, elevated triglyceride level, decreased high-density lipoprotein (HDL) cholesterol level, hypertension, and elevated fasting blood glucose level.6 The same associations are emerging in overweight young persons. approximately 60 percent...

American Family Physician

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2008/1101/afp20081101p1052.pdf

afp20081201p1277.pdf

...Pharmacologic Management of Hypertension in Patients with Diabetes KAREN L. WHALEN, PharmD, University of Florida College of Pharmacy-St. Petersburg Campus, Seminole, Florida ROBERT D. STEWART, PharmD, Bay Pines Veterans Affairs Healthcare System, Bay Pines, Florida pproximately...

American Family Physician

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afp20090515p863.pdf

...Difficult-to-Control or Resistant Hypertension ANTHONY J. VIERA, MD, MPH, and ALAN L. HINDERLITER, MD University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Medicine, Chapel Hill, North Carolina M ore than 65 million U.S. adults have hypertension, about 40 million of whom do not...

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afp20090801p273.pdf

...Radiologic Evaluation of Suspected Renovascular Hypertension ROBERT P. HARTMAN, MD, and AKIRA KAWASHIMA, MD, PhD Department of Radiology, Mayo Clinic, Rochester, Minnesota T he prevention and management of hypertension are major public health challenges for the United States....

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American Family Physician

...Treatment of Severe Asymptomatic Hypertension CHAD S. KESSLER, MD, and YAZEN JOUDEH, MD, University of Illinois at Chicago College of Medicine, Chicago, Illinois A pproximately one third of adults in the United States have some degree of hypertension,1-3 and up to 5 per- cent of...

American Family Physician

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2010/0215/afp20100215p470.pdf

High Blood Pressure in Children and Adolescents

...prevalence of hypertension is 3.6 percent.1 The combined prevalence of prehypertension and hyperten- sion in adolescents who are obese is greater than 30 percent in boys and is 23 to 30 percent in girls.2 High blood pressure in childhood commonly leads to hypertension in adult-...

American Family Physician

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2012/0401/afp20120401p693.pdf

Recommendations for Preconception Counseling and Care

...essential for optimizing pregnancy outcomes. Family physicians should work with patients to control conditions such as diabetes mellitus, hypertension, and seizure disorders while simultaneously offering family planning services to avoid unintended pregnancies. Bariatric surgery is...

American Family Physician

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2013/1015/afp20131015p499.pdf

JNC 8: Relaxing the Standards

October 1, 2014 Editorials

American Family Physician

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2014/1001/afp20141001p449.pdf

Hypertensive Disorders of Pregnancy

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American Family Physician

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