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Apr 1, 1999 - ...approximately two standard deviations below the mean for normal young white women. Exclusion criteria included a recent history of severe hypertension, myocardial infarction, peptic ulcer, dyspepsia, significant renal or hepatic dysfunction, or a recent history of taking estrogen,...

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Apr 1, 1999 - ...was 44 years, with a range of 23 to 68 years. Many of the patients had comorbid illnesses, including heart disease, diabetes mellitus and hypertension, but all were stable at the time of initial evaluation and at follow-up. All of the study subjects had markedly low SF-36 scores...

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Primary Prevention of CHD: Nine Ways to Reduce Risk - American Family Physician

Mar 15, 1999 - Lowering cholesterol can reduce the incidence of coronary heart disease. Treating hypertension reduces overall mortality and is most effective in reducing the risk of coronary heart disease in older patients. Smoking cessation reduces the level of risk to that of nonsmokers within about...

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Conference Highlights - Mar 15, 1999 - American Family Physician

Mar 15, 1999 - ...versus 27.6 lb). Other risk factors associated with an increase in cesarean sections included older age, diabetes mellitus, gestational hypertension and previous delivery of an infant over 4,000 g (8 lb, 13 oz). The investigators believe that the possible relationship between...

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Hypertension Treatment and the Prevention of Coronary Heart Disease in the Elderly - ...

Mar 1, 1999 - Both isolated systolic hypertension (>140 mm Hg/<90 mm Hg) and systolic/diastolic hypertension (>140 mm Hg/>90 mm Hg) are major risk factors for cardiovascular disease in the elderly. Specific antihypertensive drug therapy is available if lifestyle interventions fail to reduce blood ...

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Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease: Diagnosis and Management - American Family Physician

Mar 1, 1999 - Gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) is a chronic, relapsing condition with associated morbidity and an adverse impact on quality of life. The disease is common, with an estimated lifetime prevalence of 25 to 35 percent in the U.S. population. GERD can usually be diagnosed based on ...

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Herbal Remedies: Adverse Effects and Drug Interactions - American Family Physician

Mar 1, 1999 - A growing number of Americans are using herbal products for preventive and therapeutic purposes. The manufacturers of these products are not required to submit proof of safety and efficacy to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration before marketing. For this reason, the adverse effects ...

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Congenital Adrenal Hyperplasia: Not Really a Zebra - American Family Physician

Mar 1, 1999 - Congenital adrenal hyperplasia was once considered a rare inherited disorder with severe manifestations. Mild congenital adrenal hyperplasia, however, is common, affecting one in 100 to 1,000 persons in the United States and frequently eluding diagnosis. Both classic and nonclassic ...

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When to Consider Radiation Therapy for Your Patient - American Family Physician

Mar 1, 1999 - Radiation therapy can be an effective treatment modality for both malignant and benign disease. While radiation can be given as primary treatment, it may also be used pre- or postoperatively, with or without other forms of therapy. Radiation therapy is often curative but is sometimes ...

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A Palmar Rash - Photo Quiz - American Family Physician

Mar 1, 1999 - Photo Quiz presents readers with a clinical challenge based on a photograph or other image.

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Quantum Sufficit - Mar 1, 1999 - American Family Physician

Mar 1, 1999 - ...pressure were an average of 25.1 years of age. Because of the significant life change that occurs with the birth of a baby, men with hypertension may be motivated to seek follow-up care, reports Physician's Weekly. A Georgia dentist has spent the past three years building a wildlife...

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Suspected Abuse in an Elderly Patient - Curbside Consultation - American Family Physician

Mar 1, 1999 - In many ways, this case represents a typical elder-abuse situation and the challenges that health care professionals face when trying to resolve it.

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Tips From Other Journals - American Family Physician

Mar 1, 1999 - ...Hypertension Heart failure Diabetes mellitus Clinical coronary artery disease Thyrotoxicosis Reprinted with permission from Nademanee K, Kosar EM. Long-term antithrombotic treatment for atrial fibrillation. Am J Cardiol 1998;82:37N–42N. Risk Factors for Systemic...

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Mar 1, 1999 - ...Based on the concept of surgical stress causing increased sympathetic tone with tachycardia and hypertension, beta-adrenergic blocking medications have been used to decrease perioperative cardiac risk in patients undergoing noncardiac surgery. Although parameters for usage are less...

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Gout and Hyperuricemia - American Family Physician

Feb 15, 1999 - Gout is a condition characterized by the deposition of monosodium urate crystals in the joints or soft tissue. The four phases of gout include asymptomatic hyperuricemia, acute gouty arthritis, intercritical gout and chronic tophaceous gout. The peak incidence occurs in patients 30 to ...

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Liver Disease in Pregnancy - American Family Physician

Feb 15, 1999 - Acute viral hepatitis is the most common cause of jaundice in pregnancy. The course of acute hepatitis is unaffected by pregnancy, except in patients with hepatitis E and disseminated herpes simplex infections, in which maternal and fetal mortality rates are significantly increased. ...

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Evaluation and Treatment of Childhood Obesity - American Family Physician

Feb 15, 1999 - The prevalence of childhood obesity in the United States has risen dramatically in the past several decades. Although 25 to 30 percent of children are affected, this condition is underdiagnosed and undertreated. Hormonal and genetic factors are rarely the cause of childhood obesity; ...

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Low-Molecular-Weight Heparin in Treatment of DVT - American Family Physician

Feb 15, 1999 - Patients with a diagnosis of acute deep venous thrombosis have traditionally been hospitalized and treated with unfractionated heparin followed by oral anticoagulation therapy. Several clinical trials have shown that low-molecular-weight heparin is at least as safe and effective as ...

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Recognizing Problem Sleepiness in Your Patient - American Family Physician

Feb 15, 1999 - Normal sleep is required for optimal functioning. Normal wakefulness should be effortless and free of unintended sleep episodes. Problem sleepiness is common and occurs when the quantity of sleep is inadequate because of primary sleep disorders, other medical conditions or lifestyle ...

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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...

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Childhood Obesity: Time for Action, Not Complacency - Editorials - American Family ...

Feb 15, 1999 - ...predominantly when there is a strong genetic component.8 The complications of obesity in adulthood are well known (heart disease, hypertension, type 2 diabetes mellitus [formerly known as non–insulin-dependent diabetes], etc.). Estimation of annual costs related to obesity and its...

American Family Physician : Editorials

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Tips From Other Journals - American Family Physician

Feb 15, 1999 - ...Captopril or Atenolol for Hypertension in Diabetes? Am Fam Physician. 1999 Feb 15;59(4):991-994. Tight control of blood pressure in patients with type 2 diabetes mellitus (formerly known as non-insulin–dependent diabetes mellitus) significantly reduces both microvascular and...

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Feb 15, 1999 - ...event. Risk indicators for an embolic event included organic heart disease, depressed left ventricular function, hypertension and diabetes mellitus. A history of hypertension was the only independent risk factor. The authors conclude that the annual risk of an embolic event in...

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ACSM/AHA Release Recommendations for Fitness Facilities - Special Medical Reports - ...

Feb 1, 1999 - ...severe and symptomatic aortic stenosis, hypertrophic cardiomyopathy or cardiomyopathy from recent myocarditis, severe pulmonary hypertension and other conditions that could be aggravated by exercise. No physical activity is recommended for conditioning purposes in such persons....

American Family Physician : Special Medical Reports

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Quantum Sufficit - Feb 1, 1999 - American Family Physician

Feb 1, 1999 - ...who were exposed to combat in Vietnam found that the psychologic trauma of combat had only a minor role in later health problems, such as hypertension, respiratory problems and gastrointestinal disorders. According to findings published in Psychosomatic Medicine, genetics and...

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Tips From Other Journals - American Family Physician

Feb 1, 1999 - ...Chronic Hypertension and Adverse Neonatal Outcomes Am Fam Physician. 1999 Feb 1;59(3):656-662. Up to 5 percent of all pregnant women have underlying chronic hypertension, and rates are higher among women who are older, obese or black. Chronic hypertension increases the risk of...

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Tips From Other Journals - American Family Physician

Feb 1, 1999 - ...Home / Journals / afp / Vol. 59/No. 3(February 1, 1999) / Chronic Hypertension and Adverse Neonatal Outcomes

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Ordering and Understanding the Exercise Stress Test - American Family Physician

Jan 15, 1999 - The exercise stress test is a useful screening tool for the detection of significant coronary artery disease. Documentation of the patient's symptoms, medications, past and current significant illnesses, and usual level of physical activity helps the physician determine if an exercise ...

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Primary Care of Infants and Young Children with Down Syndrome - American Family Physician

Jan 15, 1999 - Down syndrome is caused by triplicate material of chromosome 21. The syndrome has a variable physical expression, but congenital cardiac defects, transient myelodysplasia of the newborn and duodenal atresia are highly specific for this chromosomal disorder. Routine health maintenance is...

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Alcohol-Related Problems: Recognition and Intervention - American Family Physician

Jan 15, 1999 - Early identification of alcohol-related problems is important because these problems are prevalent, pose serious health risks to patients and their families, and are amenable to intervention. Physicians may be able to help patients change their drinking behaviors. The most effective ...

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Clinical Briefs - Jan 15, 1999 - American Family Physician

Jan 15, 1999 - ...and hypogonadal conditions. Thromboembolic disease, endometrial hyperplasia and endometrial cancer, endometriosis, breast cancer, and hypertension and weight gain are the risk factors discussed. According to ACOG, studies have shown unquestionably that estrogen replacement therapy...

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Tips From Other Journals - American Family Physician

Jan 15, 1999 - ...Hypertension: Not a Benign Condition Am Fam Physician. 1999 Jan 15;59(2):455. Patients whose blood pressure readings are elevated when measured in a clinical setting but are within normal range in nonmedical environments are considered to have white coat, or transient,...

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Book Reviews - Physician's Bookshelf - American Family Physician

Jan 1, 1999 - ...taking care of patients with diabetes mellitus. There is also a good review of the comorbid factors associated with diabetes, such as hypertension and dyslipidemia. These factors are frequently underappreciated and are very appropriate in a textbook of this type. Overall, this...

American Family Physician : Physician's Bookshelf

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AAFP News - Jan 1, 1999 - American Family Physician

Jan 1, 1999 - Selected policy and health issues news briefs from AAFP News Now.

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Senile Dementia of the Binswanger's Type - American Family Physician

Dec 1, 1998 - Senile dementia of the Binswanger's type is a term used to describe a dementia syndrome characterized by onset in the sixth or seventh decade of life, subcortical neurologic deficits, psychiatric disorders and evidence of hypertension or systemic vascular disease. The status of senile ...

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Sarcoidosis: A Primary Care Review - American Family Physician

Dec 1, 1998 - Sarcoidosis is a multisystemic disorder of unknown etiology that most commonly affects adults between 20 and 40 years of age. Patients with sarcoidosis frequently present with bilateral hilar lymphadenopathy and pulmonary infiltration, and often with ocular and skin lesions. The ...

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Chronic Cough - Photo Quiz - American Family Physician

Dec 1, 1998 - Photo Quiz presents readers with a clinical challenge based on a photograph or other image.

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Clinical Briefs - Dec 01, 1998 - American Family Physician

Dec 1, 1998 - ...pneumonia, cancer, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, congestive heart failure, coronary artery disease, diabetes mellitus and hypertension. The manual also has professional educational handouts, such as Practical Interventions for Eating-Related Behavioral Problems in...

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Tips From Other Journals - American Family Physician

Dec 1, 1998 - ...who were not receiving treatment and 10 percent of mothers with asthma who were treated with beta agonists. The risk of pregnancy-induced hypertension was also higher in women with asthma who were treated with steroids (18 percent) compared with 10.5 percent of women without asthma....

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Acute Sinusitis: A Cost Effective Approach to Diagnosis and Treatment - American Family...

Nov 15, 1998 - Acute bacterial sinusitis usually occurs following an upper respiratory infection that results in obstruction of the osteomeatal complex, impaired mucociliary clearance and overproduction of secretions. The diagnosis is based on the patient's history of a biphasic illness (

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AHA Updates Guidelines for Carotid Endarterectomy - Special Medical Reports - American ...

Nov 15, 1998 - ...the 16-member Special Writing Group of the Stroke Council, the guidelines cover the following topics: management of risk factors, such as hypertension, cigarette smoking, serum lipid levels, alcohol consumption, postmenopausal estrogen use and antiplatelet therapy; treatment of...

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AAFP's Annual Clinical Focus - Inside AFP - American Family Physician

Nov 15, 1998 - ...Hard-to-Control Hypertension (March 1, 1998) Congestive Heart Failure (April 15, 1998) Hypertension: JNC-IV (Oct. 15, 1998) If you're looking for more articles on cardiovascular topics, you won't have to look far, since last year almost every issue of AFP contained articles in the...

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Book Reviews - Physician's Bookshelf - American Family Physician

Nov 15, 1998 - ...Part II devotes a chapter to each of several common problems in family practice: acute sore throat, headache, fatigue, hypertension and diabetes. Rather than the usual review of disease or guide to treatment, these chapters define the natural history of the problem as it presents in...

American Family Physician : Physician's Bookshelf

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Tips From Other Journals - American Family Physician

Nov 15, 1998 - ...Hypertension, Blood Pressure Levels and Aspirin Therapy Am Fam Physician. 1998 Nov 15;58(8):1881-1882. Even after undergoing treatment, hypertensive patients remain at increased risk for morbidity and mortality from cardiovascular disease. The principal reason for this is believed to...

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Tips From Other Journals - American Family Physician

Nov 15, 1998 - ...to be glucose-induced tissue injury, hypertension and other factors exacerbate renal damage. Genetic factors may play a role through variations in the reninangiotensin system that may mediate renal injury. A family history of hypertension has been linked with an increased risk of...

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Nov 15, 1998 - ...pairs completed the study. Pregnancy outcomes such as fetal loss, preterm rupture of the membranes, abruptio placentae, pregnancy-induced hypertension and cesarean delivery rates were comparable between the groups. The rates of spontaneous abortion before 28 weeks and of...

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Nov 15, 1998 - ...month following the outbreak. The authors note, however, that clinical trials often excluded patients with concomitant conditions such as hypertension, diabetes, peptic ulcer disease, osteoporosis and renal insufficiency, but they believe corticosteroid therapy is a reasonable...

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Common Peripartum Emergencies - American Family Physician

Nov 1, 1998 - Peripartum emergencies occur in patients with no known risk factors. When the well-being of the fetus is in question, the fetal heart rate pattern may offer etiologic clues. Repetitive late decelerations may signify uteroplacental insufficiency, and a sinusoidal pattern may indicate ...

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Advances in the Treatment of Alzheimer's Disease - American Family Physician

Nov 1, 1998 - Management of the most common type of dementia--Alzheimer's disease--is becoming increasingly sophisticated. Differentiation of Alzheimer's disease from vascular dementia has become therapeutically important, since the choice of treatments depends on the diagnosis. Two cholinesterase ...

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Cardiovascular Risk Profiling in Blacks: Don't Forget the Lipids - Editorials - ...

Nov 1, 1998 - ...Are these data surprising? For some of us, the answer is yes —we tend to focus on stroke risk in blacks and the linear association with hypertension. Indeed, many of us overlook other risk factors—particularly lipid disorders—because we learned from the National Health and Nutrition...

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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...

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Tips From Other Journals - American Family Physician

Nov 1, 1998 - ...and intervention for cardiac disease in young adults and children. There still is no evidence that early intervention, such as treating hypertension in younger patients, is efficacious in the long run. Cholesterol screening and medical treatment of hyperlipidemia in children remain...

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Treatment of Hypertension: Insights from the JNC-VI Report - American Family Physician

Oct 15, 1998 - The sixth report of the Joint National Committee on Prevention, Detection, Evaluation, and Treatment of High Blood Pressure (JNC-VI) provides updated guidelines for the treatment of hypertension. Antihypertensive drug therapy may be initiated either after a trial of lifestyle ...

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Lymphadenopathy: Differential Diagnosis and Evaluation - American Family Physician

Oct 15, 1998 - Although the finding of lymphadenopathy sometimes raises fears about serious illness, it is, in patients seen in primary care settings, usually a result of benign infectious causes. Most patients can be diagnosed on the basis of a careful history and physical examination. Localized ...

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Intrauterine Growth Retardation - American Family Physician

Oct 15, 1998 - Intrauterine growth retardation (IUGR), which is defined as less than 10 percent of predicted fetal weight for gestational age, may result in significant fetal morbidity and mortality if not properly diagnosed. The condition is most commonly caused by inadequate maternal-fetal ...

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Current Hypertension Control Is Just Not Good Enough - Editorials - American Family ...

Oct 15, 1998 - ...Current Hypertension Control Is Just Not Good Enough HARRIET P. DUSTAN, M.D., University of Vermont College of Medicine Burlington, Vermont Am Fam Physician. 1998 Oct 15;58(6):1292-1296. Related Article Dramatic decreases in hypertension-related mortality from strokes and heart...

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Diagnosis and Classification of Diabetes Mellitus: New Criteria - American Family ...

Oct 15, 1998 - New recommendations for the classification and diagnosis of diabetes mellitus include the preferred use of the terms

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Oral Contraceptive Use During the Menopausal Years - American Family Physician

Oct 15, 1998 - Few guidelines exist for the use of estrogen, particularly low-dose oral contraceptives, during the perimenopausal years. Use of low-dose oral contraceptive pills in women over 35 years of age provides protection against unwanted pregnancy, maintains a stable hormonal environment and ...

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Appropriate Use of Antibiotics for URIs in Children: Part II. Cough, Pharyngitis and ...

Oct 15, 1998 - This article summarizes the principles of judicious antimicrobial therapy for three of the five conditions--cough, pharyngitis, the common cold--that account for most of the outpatient use of these drugs in the United States. The principles governing the other two conditions, otitis ...

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Simplifying the Diagnosis of Diabetes Mellitus - Editorials - American Family Physician

Oct 15, 1998 - ...Next: Current Hypertension Control Is Just Not Good Enough View the full table of contents >> Home / Journals / afp / Vol. 58/No. 6(October 15, 1998) / Editorials: Simplifying the Diagnosis of Diabetes Mellitus...

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Corrections - Oct 15, 1998 - American Family Physician

Oct 15, 1998 - ...Previous: Current Hypertension Control Is Just Not Good Enough Next: Diary from a Week in Practice View the full table of contents >> Home / Journals / afp / Vol. 58/No. 6(October 15, 1998) / Corrections: Corrections...

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Oct 15, 1998 - ...Effects of Hypertension in Black Pregnant Women Am Fam Physician. 1998 Oct 15;58(6):1432. Preterm birth occurs in approximately 18 percent of live births to black mothers and is reported to be increasing in incidence. Black infants have a risk of mortality two times higher than white...

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Oct 15, 1998 - ...Diets: Necessary in Hypertension? Am Fam Physician. 1998 Oct 15;58(6):1425-1426. Findings from recent large population studies have provided conflicting information about the advantages of lowering sodium in the treatment of patients with hypertension. Graudal and colleagues...

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Oct 15, 1998 - ...received optimal medical treatment as determined by their physician. This included advice about the risk factors of smoking, treatment of hypertension and antiplatelet medication. Patients were followed at four and 12 months during the first year and then annually until the end of...

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Oct 15, 1998 - ...Most strokes are thought to be related to atherosclerosis of the large cerebral arteries or small vessel disease related to systemic hypertension. In approximately 30 percent of patients who have had a stroke, a potential cardioembolic source can be identified. High-risk cardiac...

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Postexercise Systolic Blood Pressure Response: Clinical Application to the Assessment ...

Oct 1, 1998 - Stress test parameters indicating the presence and extent of coronary artery disease have traditionally included such variables as exercise duration, and the blood pressure and ST-segment responses to exercise. The three-minute systolic blood pressure ratio, another important indicator ...

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New Drugs for Alzheimer's Disease - American Family Physician

Oct 1, 1998 - Alzheimer's disease is characterized by degeneration of various structures in the brain, with development of amyloid plaques and neurofibrillary tangles. Deficiencies of acetylcholine and other neurotransmitters also occur. Pharmacologic treatment of the disease generally seeks to ...

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Occupational Lead Poisoning - Letters to the Editor - American Family Physician

Oct 1, 1998 - ...at risk for renal damage from other occupational exposures (such as cadmium) and from nonoccupational causes (such as diabetes or hypertension), and to cautiously monitor their lead exposure. The physician may wish to contact the environmental safety manager at the plant to find out...

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Clinical Briefs - Oct 1, 1998 - American Family Physician

Oct 1, 1998 - ...in death rates among black adults and white men may reflect improved early detection of and changes in the management of patients with hypertension, myocardial infarction and heart failure. A statement from the American Heart Association (AHA) regarding the report in MMWR says that...

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Oct 1, 1998 - ...patients with hypertension, ischemic heart disease and certain arrhythmias. All calcium channel blockers dilate coronary and peripheral blood vessels. Recent case control studies have raised concern about increased cardiovascular mortality in patients with hypertension who are...

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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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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...

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Clinical Briefs - Sep 15, 1998 - American Family Physician

Sep 15, 1998 - ...Salt Intake and Hypertension At the 13th International Interdisciplinary Conference on Hypertension in Blacks, the International Society on Hypertension in Blacks (ISHIB) reiterated its position statement that modest dietary salt avoidance is almost always helpful and is of no...

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The Stars of AFP - Inside AFP - American Family Physician

Sep 15, 1998 - ...from AFP's galaxy of outstanding articles. This year's closest competitors—also articles you'll surely want for your files—are Secondary Hypertension, by Bobbi B. Adcock, M.D., and Robert B. Ireland, Jr., M.D. (March 1997, page 1263), Opportunistic Infections and Psychosocial Stress...

American Family Physician : Inside AFP

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Sep 15, 1998 - ...for Parenteral Treatment of Severe Hypertension Am Fam Physician. 1998 Sep 15;58(4):978-980. Fenoldopam, a peripheral dopamine-1 agonist, is labeled by the U.S. Food and Drug Association for parenteral treatment of severe hypertension. The drug induces arteriolar vasodilation...

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Sep 15, 1998 - ...postoperative cognitive dysfunction was not related to factors such as the patient's physical status, lung disease, heart disease, hypertension, smoking status or sex. Nor was an association found between cognitive dysfunction and procedure-related variables such as type of...

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Multiple Chemical Sensitivity Syndrome - American Family Physician

Sep 1, 1998 - Multiple chemical sensitivity (MCS) is a syndrome in which multiple symptoms reportedly occur with low-level chemical exposure. Several theories have been advanced to explain the cause of MCS, including allergy, toxic effects and neurobiologic sensitization. There is insufficient ...

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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 ...

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Heat-Related Illnesses - American Family Physician

Sep 1, 1998 - Heat-related illnesses cause 240 deaths annually. Although common in athletes, heat-related illnesses also affect the elderly, persons with predisposing medical conditions and those taking a variety of medications. Symptoms range from mild weakness, dizziness and fatigue in cases of ...

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Intrauterine Growth Restriction: Identification and Management - American Family Physician

Aug 1, 1998 - Intrauterine growth restriction (IUGR) is a common diagnosis in obstetrics and carries an increased risk of perinatal mortality and morbidity. Identification of IUGR is crucial because proper evaluation and management can result in a favorable outcome. Certain pregnancies are at high ...

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A Different Look at Corticosteroids - American Family Physician

Aug 1, 1998 - Systemic corticosteroids have been used in the treatment of numerous medical conditions for approximately 50 years. Short-acting products such as hydrocortisone are the least potent. Prednisone and methylprednisolone, which are intermediate-acting products, are four to five times more ...

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Drugs for Conversion of Atrial Fibrillation - American Family Physician

Aug 1, 1998 - Atrial fibrillation is the most common arrhythmia in patients visiting a primary care practice. Although many patients with atrial fibrillation experience relief of symptoms with control of the heart rate, some patients require restoration of sinus rhythm. External direct current (DC) ...

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DOT Examinations: Practical Aspects and Regulatory Review - American Family Physician

Aug 1, 1998 - Most certification examinations of commercial drivers are simple, and relatively few drivers are disqualified. If these examinations are not done properly, however, the public can be exposed to potentially unqualified drivers. Should an accident occur, the physician who examined the ...

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Clinical Briefs - Aug 01, 1998 - American Family Physician

Aug 1, 1998 - ...maleate ophthalmic solution (Cosopt) for the treatment of elevated intraocular pressure in patients with open-angle glaucoma or ocular hypertension who do not respond adequately to treatment with beta blockers alone. It is the first eye drop that combines a topical carbonic...

American Family Physician : Clinical Briefs

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Intrauterine Growth Restriction: When Your Baby Stops Growing Before Birth - American ...

Aug 1, 1998 - ...pregnancy. But in some women, it does happen again. Women who have another pregnancy affected by IUGR usually have an illness, such as hypertension, that causes IUGR. Good control of illnesses before and during pregnancy lowers the risk of having another baby with IUGR. Will my baby...

American Family Physician : Patient Handout

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Tips From Other Journals - American Family Physician

Aug 1, 1998 - ...Contraindications: glaucoma, severe renal or liver disease, coronary artery disease, hypertension, concomitant use of MAO inhibitors Ergotamine tartrate, caffeine One to two tablets orally at onset; may repeat within 30 minutes and every four hours; maximum: five tablets per...

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Aug 1, 1998 - ...groups. These groups included women with pregestational type 1 diabetes mellitus, women with multiple gestations, women with chronic hypertension and women who had had preeclampsia in a previous pregnancy. Patients were entered into the study between 13 and 26 weeks of pregnancy....

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Aug 1, 1998 - ...evaluated on the basis of amenorrhea, symptoms and levels of follicle-stimulating hormone. Women were excluded from the study if they had hypertension or severe metabolic, endocrine or gastrointestinal disease. Women with a history of thromboembolism also were excluded. After a...

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Aug 1, 1998 - ...such as those that led to the removal of fenfluramine and dexfenfluramine from the market. Also, none of the patients developed pulmonary hypertension. Ketoconazole and erythromycin can increase serum concentrations of sibutramine, but the clinical significance of these elevations...

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Indications for Anticoagulation in Atrial Fibrillation - American Family Physician

Jul 1, 1998 - Factors associated with an increased risk of thromboembolic events in patients with atrial fibrillation (AF) include increasing age, rheumatic heart disease, poor left ventricular function, previous myocardial infarction, hypertension and a past history of a thromboembolic event. ...

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Management of Withdrawal Syndromes and Relapse Prevention in Drug and Alcohol Abuse - ...

Jul 1, 1998 - The primary care physician is in a good position to diagnose, manage and intervene with patients who are undergoing the process of treatment and recovery from alcohol and drug disorders. Medications such as benzodiazepines are effective in the treatment of withdrawal syndromes, and ...

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Anticoagulation in Elderly Persons: A Call for Wider Use - Editorials - American Family...

Jul 1, 1998 - ...and these are more likely to be found in the nursing home population. Examples include severe liver disease, uncontrolled hypertension, aortic aneurysm, recent neurosurgery or neurologic hemorrhage within the past two years. The decision to treat with warfarin should be based on...

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Maternity and Gynecologic Care - Core Educational Guidelines - American Family Physician

Jul 1, 1998 - ...Management of common intrapartum problems (e.g., hypertension, mild pre-eclampsia, fever, infection, nonreassuring fetal status, unanticipated shoulder dystocia, manual removal of placenta) Exploration of vagina, cervix, uterus Emergency breech delivery Neonatal resuscitation...

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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

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Tips From Other Journals - American Family Physician

Jul 1, 1998 - ...Weight Change and Risk of Hypertension in Women Am Fam Physician. 1998 Jul 1;58(1):249-252. The association between obesity and hypertension has been clearly demonstrated. Short-term weight loss appears to reduce blood pressure in patients with hypertension. The degree to which...

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Jul 1, 1998 - ...Long-Acting Calcium Channel Blockers in Hypertension Am Fam Physician. 1998 Jul 1;58(1):244. Published reports have suggested that the use of calcium channel blockers is associated with an increased risk of myocardial infarction compared with diuretic and beta-blocker therapy. These...

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Jul 1, 1998 - ...between asymptomatic carotid bruits and stroke in elderly patients with isolated systolic hypertension. The study group consisted of 4,442 participants in the Systolic Hypertension in the Elderly Program who were followed for an average of 4.5 years. Patients were excluded if they...

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Jul 1, 1998 - ...prolonged third stage of labor (greater than 30 minutes) and need for uterotonic medication. The two groups did not differ in the rate of hypertension, but mothers in the expectant group reported less nausea and vomiting. No significant differences in health at six weeks postpartum...

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Jul 1, 1998 - ...every four weeks until 36 weeks of gestation and then twice per week until delivery. Preeclampsia was defined as pregnancy-induced hypertension (repeated measures of 140/90 mm Hg or greater), with proteinuria greater than .003 g per dL (0.3 g per L). The treated women did not differ...

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Treatment of Systemic Lupus Erythematosus: An Update - American Family Physician

Jun 1, 1998 - Systemic lupus erythematosus predominantly affects women and is more common in blacks. Although survival rates have improved, over one half of patients with systemic lupus erythematosus have permanent damage in one or more organ systems. Arthritis and cutaneous manifestations are most ...

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