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Diagnosis and Treatment of Premenstrual Dysphoric Disorder - American Family Physician

Oct 1, 2002 - From 2 to 10 percent of women of reproductive age have severe distress and dysfunction caused by premenstrual dysphoric disorder, a severe form of premenstrual syndrome. Current research implicates mechanisms of serotonin as relevant to etiology and treatment. Patients with mild to ...

American Family Physician : Article

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2002/1001/p1239.html

Diagnosis and Treatment of Premenstrual Dysphoric Disorder -- American Family Physician

...often recur discretely during the luteal phase of the menstrual cycle and may significantly interfere with social, occu- pational, and sexual functioning. Premenstrual dysphoric disorder (PMDD), a severe form of premenstrual syndrome (PMS), is diagnosed by the pattern of symp-...

American Family Physician

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2002/1001/afp20021001p1239.pdf

Diagnosis of Ear Pain - American Family Physician

Mar 1, 2008 - Many patients in primary care present with ear pain (otalgia). When the ear is the source of the pain (primary otalgia), the ear examination is usually abnormal. When the ear is not the source of the pain (secondary otalgia), the ear examination is typically normal. The cause of primary...

American Family Physician : Article

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2008/0301/p621.html

Diagnosis of Urinary Incontinence

...a pathologic condition that affects quality of life. Patients who have incontinence are more likely to have depression, limited social and sexual function, and dependence on caregivers.3,6,7 Guidelines for diagnosis and treatment of urinary incontinence were published in 2012 by the...

American Family Physician

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2013/0415/afp20130415p543.pdf

Diethylstilbestrol Exposure - American Family Physician

May 15, 2004 - Diethylstilbestrol is a synthetic nonsteroidal estrogen that was used to prevent miscarriage and other pregnancy complications between 1938 and 1971 in the United States. In 1971, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration issued a warning about the use of diethylstilbestrol during pregnancy...

American Family Physician : Article

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2004/0515/p2395.html

Diethylstilbestrol Exposure - American Family Physician

...Administration warned against the use of diethylstilbestrol in pregnant women because of an increased risk of clear cell adenocarcinoma in female offspring. Diethylstilbestrol Exposure SARINA SCHRAGER, M.D., and BETH E. POTTER, M.D., University of Wisconsin Medical School,...

American Family Physician

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2004/0515/afp20040515p2395.pdf

Drug Treatment of Common STDs: Part II. Vaginal Infections, Pelvic Inflammatory Disease...

Oct 15, 1999 - The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) released new guidelines for the treatment of sexually transmitted diseases (STDs) in 1998. Several treatment advances have been made since the previous guidelines were published. Part II of this two-part series on STDs describes ...

American Family Physician : Article

https://www.aafp.org/afp/1999/1015/p1716.html

Dyspareunia in Women - American Family Physician

Oct 1, 2014 - Dyspareunia is recurrent or persistent pain with sexual activity that causes marked distress or interpersonal conflict. It affects approximately 10% to 20% of U.S. women. Dyspareunia can have a significant impact on a woman’s mental and physical health, body image, relationships with ...

American Family Physician : Article

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

Dysuria: Evaluation and Differential Diagnosis in Adults

...The most common cause of acute dysuria is infection, especially cystitis. Other infectious causes include urethri- tis, sexually transmitted infections, and vaginitis. Noninfectious inflammatory causes include a foreign body in the urinary tract and dermatologic conditions....

American Family Physician

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2015/1101/afp20151101p778.pdf

Epilepsy in Women - American Family Physician

Oct 15, 2002 - Epilepsy in women raises special reproductive and general health concerns. Seizure frequency and severity may change at puberty, over the menstrual cycle, with pregnancy, and at menopause. Estrogen is known to increase the risk of seizures, while progesterone has an inhibitory effect. ...

American Family Physician : Article

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2002/1015/p1489.html

Epilepsy in Women -- American Family Physician

...with epilepsy are more likely to experi- ence seizure patterns that relate to reproduc- tive cycles and are at risk of reproductive health dysfunction and pregnancy complica- tions.2 The ovarian steroid hormones estrogen and progesterone alter neuronal excitability and affect the...

American Family Physician

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2002/1015/afp20021015p1489.pdf

Evaluating the Febrile Patient with a Rash - American Family Physician

Aug 15, 2000 - The differential diagnosis for febrile patients with a rash is extensive. Diseases that present with fever and rash are usually classified according to the morphology of the primary lesion. Rashes can be categorized as maculopapular (centrally and peripherally distributed), petechial, ...

American Family Physician : Article

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2000/0815/p804.html

Evaluation and Differential Diagnosis of Dyspareunia -- American Family Physician

...depends on the definition used and the population sampled. In a national proba- bility sample7 assessing the prevalence of sex- ual dysfunction in the United States, women with dyspareunia comprised a smaller group than women with decreased interest in sex, orgasmic difficulties,...

American Family Physician

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2001/0415/afp20010415p1535.pdf

Evaluation and Prevention of Diabetic Neuropathy - American Family Physician

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

American Family Physician : Article

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

Evaluation and Prevention of Diabetic Neuropathy - American Family Physician

...motor deficits, silent cardiac ischemia, orthostatic hypotension, vasomotor instability, hyperhidrosis, gastroparesis, bladder dysfunction, and sexual dysfunction. Strict glycemic control and good daily foot care are key to preventing complications of diabetic neuropathy. (Am Fam...

American Family Physician

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2005/0601/afp20050601p2123.pdf

Evaluation and Treatment of Infertility - American Family Physician

Mar 1, 2015 - Infertility is defined as the inability to achieve pregnancy after one year of regular, unprotected intercourse. Evaluation may be initiated sooner in patients who have risk factors for infertility or if the female partner is older than 35 years. Causes of infertility include male ...

American Family Physician : Article

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2015/0301/p308.html

Evaluation of Dysuria in Adults -- American Family Physician

...of American women report acute dysuria every year.10 The symptom is most prevalent in women 25 to 54 years of age and in those who are sexually active.11 In men, dysuria and its associated symptoms become more prevalent with increasing age.6 Causes of Dysuria INFECTION AND...

American Family Physician

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2002/0415/afp20020415p1589.pdf

Evaluation of the Subfertile Man - American Family Physician

May 15, 2003 - Infertility affects 15 percent of couples, and 50 percent of male infertility is potentially correctable. Evaluation of the subfertile man requires a complete medical history, physical examination, and laboratory studies. The main purpose of the male evaluation is to identify and treat ...

American Family Physician : Article

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2003/0515/p2165.html

Female Athlete Issues for the Team Physician: A Consensus Statement

This document provides an overview of select musculoskeletal and medical issues that are important to team physicians who are responsible for the medical care of female athletes. It is not intended as a standard of care and should not be interpreted as such. This document is only a ...

Patient Care

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/patient_care/fitness/ACSMfemaleathlete.pdf

Female Genital Mutilation or Cutting - Curbside Consultation - American Family Physician

Jan 1, 2018 - FGM/C involves partial or total removal of the external genitalia or other injury to the female genital organs for nonmedical reasons. It is considered a human rights violation. It has no known health benefits, but many reported harmful consequences.

American Family Physician : Curbside Consultation

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2018/0101/p49.html

Female Sexual Dysfunction: Evaluation and Treatment - American Family Physician

Jul 1, 2000 - Sexual dysfunction includes desire, arousal, orgasmic and sex pain disorders (dyspareunia and vaginismus). Primary care physicians must assume a proactive role in the diagnosis and treatment of these disorders. Long-term medical diseases, minor ailments, medications and psychosocial ...

American Family Physician : Article

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2000/0701/p127.html

Flibanserin Ineffective for Hypoactive Sexual Desire Disorder in Women - POEMs - ...

Sep 1, 2016 - Flibanserin produces a minimal effect on sexual desire and minimally increases the number of satisfying sexual events in women (less than one-half an event per month increase). Many women will be unable to tolerate the adverse effects.

American Family Physician : POEMs

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2016/0901/p384a.html

FP Essentials #432: Chronic Pain Management

...Autonomic nervous system dysfunction Diminished gray matter volume of the brain Genetic factors Neuroendocrine abnormalities Exposure to a variety of stressors Small-fiber neuropathy in a subgroup of fibromyalgia patients Chronic inflammatory polyneuropathy and...

Patient Care

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/patient_care/restricted/432_fp-essentials_chronic-pain-management.pdf

fpm20170700p21.pdf

...dangerous to them or others while traveling and includes a full medical and psychological evaluation as well as screening for tuberculosis, sexually trans- mitted infections, and presumptive treatment for malaria and intestinal parasites. Arrival. Once approved, refugees are...

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https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2017/0700/fpm20170700p21.pdf

Frequent Headaches: Evaluation and Management - American Family Physician Restricted content. Login required.

Apr 1, 2020 - Most frequent headaches are typically migraine or tension-type headaches and are often exacerbated by medication overuse. Repeated headaches can induce central sensitization and transformation to chronic headaches that are intractable, are difficult to treat, and cause significant ...

American Family Physician : Article

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2020/0401/p419.html

Gynecologic Aspects of Crohn's Disease - American Family Physician

Nov 15, 2001 - Because Crohn's disease has a tendency to be transmural and to form fistulas, it may involve contiguous organs. Gynecologic involvement is frequent, diverse and often difficult to diagnose. Inflammation involving adjacent structures has been reported in as many as one third of patients....

American Family Physician : Article

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2001/1115/p1725.html

Health Issues in Men: Part II. Common Psychosocial Disorders - American Family Physician

Jul 1, 2000 - During screening examinations and, when appropriate, other health-related visits, family physicians should be alert for signs and symptoms of common psychosocial disorders in men. Health issues of concern include alcohol and substance abuse, domestic violence, midlife crisis and ...

American Family Physician : Article

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2000/0701/p117.html

Health Maintenance in Postmenopausal Women

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American Family Physician

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2017/0501/afp20170501p561.pdf

Health-Related Concerns of the Female Athlete: A Lifespan Approach - American Family ...

Mar 15, 2009 - Exercise is beneficial for women of all ages and is associated with long-term health benefits and enhanced well-being. Nevertheless, active women and girls are at risk for conditions resulting from sports and exercise participation. Because of their unique physiology, children are more ...

American Family Physician : Article

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2009/0315/p489.html

Hepatitis B - American Family Physician

Jan 1, 2004 - Hepatitis B causes significant morbidity and mortality worldwide. More than 400 million persons, including 1.25 million Americans, have chronic hepatitis B. In the United States, chronic hepatitis B virus infection is responsible for about 5,000 annual deaths from cirrhosis and ...

American Family Physician : Article

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2004/0101/p75.html

Hepatitis B - American Family Physician

...infection (5 to 20 percent). In contrast, 80 percent of infections in the United States, Canada, and Western Europe occur in adults via sexual contact or intravenous drug use, leading to a Hepatitis B causes significant morbidity and mortality worldwide. More than 400 mil- lion...

American Family Physician

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2004/0101/afp20040101p75.pdf

Hirsutism in Women - American Family Physician

Aug 1, 2019 - Hirsutism is the excessive growth of terminal hair in a typical male pattern in a female. It is often a sign of excessive androgen levels. Although many conditions can lead to hirsutism, polycystic ovary syndrome and idiopathic hyperandrogenism account for more than 85% of cases. Less ...

American Family Physician : Article

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2019/0801/p168.html

Hirsutism in Women - American Family Physician

Feb 15, 2012 - Hirsutism is excess terminal hair that commonly appears in a male pattern in women. Although hirsutism is generally associated with hyperandrogenemia, one-half of women with mild symptoms have normal androgen levels. The most common cause of hirsutism is polycystic ovary syndrome, ...

American Family Physician : Article

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2012/0215/p373.html

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https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/about_us/policies/AAFP_AllPoliciesApril2019.pdf

ICD-9 Codes for Family Medicine 2011-2012: The FPM Long List

...Skin neoplasm, skin of trunk 216.6 Skin neoplasm, upper limb Malignant Neoplasms 188.9 Bladder, unspec. 174.9 Breast, female, unspec. 153.9 Colon, unspec. 184.9 Female genital, unspec., CIS excluded 159.9 Gastrointestinal tract, NOS 201.90 Hodgkin’s, NOS 208.90 Leukemia, unspec.,...

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https://www.aafp.org/fpm/icd9/icd9-long.pdf

Identification and Evaluation of Mental Retardation - American Family Physician

Feb 15, 2000 - Mental retardation in young children is often missed by clinicians. The condition is present in 2 to 3 percent of the population, either as an isolated finding or as part of a syndrome or broader disorder. Causes of mental retardation are numerous and include genetic and environmental ...

American Family Physician : Article

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2000/0215/p1059.html

Impact of Anorexia, Bulimia and Obesity on the Gynecologic Health of Adolescents -- ...

...While the female adolescent with anorexia frequently experiences symptoms such as weakness, dizziness or fatigue, she often seeks help (or is brought for medical attention by a distressed parent) because her weight loss has resulted in amenorrhea. The precise mecha- nism of...

American Family Physician

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2001/0801/afp20010801p445.pdf

Impact of Anorexia, Bulimia, and Obesity on the Gynecologic Health of Adolescents - ...

Aug 1, 2001 - Dieting behaviors and nutrition can have an enormous impact on the gynecologic health of adolescents. Teenaged patients with anorexia nervosa can have hypothalamic suppression and amenorrhea. In addition, these adolescents are at high risk of osteoporosis and fractures. Unfortunately, ...

American Family Physician : Article

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2001/0801/p445.html

Infertility - American Family Physician

Mar 15, 2007 - Infertility is defined as failure to achieve pregnancy during one year of frequent, unprotected intercourse. Evaluation generally begins after 12 months, but it can be initiated earlier if infertility is suspected based on history or if the female partner is older than 35 years. Major ...

American Family Physician : Article

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2007/0315/p849.html

Initial Evaluation, Diagnosis, and Treatment of Anorexia Nervosa and Bulim<FEFF>ia ...

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https://www.aafp.org/afp/2015/0101/afp20150101p46.pdf

Initial Evaluation, Diagnosis, and Treatment of Anorexia Nervosa and Bulimia Nervosa - ...

Jan 1, 2015 - Eating disorders are life-threatening conditions that are challenging to address; however, the primary care setting provides an important opportunity for critical medical and psychosocial intervention. The recently published Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, 5th ...

American Family Physician : Article

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2015/0101/p46.html

Interstitial Cystitis: Urgency and Frequency Syndrome

...suprapubic pain, dyspareunia and chronic pelvic pain.1 Interstitial cystitis inter- feres with employment, social relationships and sexual activity. The course of the disease is usually marked by flare-ups and remissions. Interstitial cystitis is a chronic disease that per- sists...

American Family Physician

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2001/1001/afp20011001p1199.pdf

Interstitial Cystitis/Painful Bladder Syndrome

...noctu- ria; and pain of the pelvis, perineum, labia, vagina, or urethra. Physicians should also ask female patients about exacerbations related to the menstrual cycle and sexual intercourse.8-10 There are two symptom screening ques- tionnaires available for use in office prac-...

American Family Physician

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2011/0515/afp20110515p1175.pdf

Interstitial Cystitis/Painful Bladder Syndrome - American Family Physician

May 15, 2011 - Interstitial cystitis/painful bladder syndrome affects more than 1 million persons in the United States, but the cause remains unknown. Most patients with interstitial cystitis/painful bladder syndrome are women with symptoms of suprapubic pelvic and/or genital area pain, dyspareunia, ...

American Family Physician : Article

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2011/0515/p1175.html

Intimate Partner Violence

...cle defines domestic violence as a pattern of assaultive and coercive behaviors, including physical injury, psychological abuse, sexual assault, enforced social isolation, stalking, deprivation, intimidation, and threats.1 Domestic violence includes abuse of older persons, children,...

American Family Physician

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2011/0515/afp20110515p1165.pdf

Intimate Partner Violence - American Family Physician

May 15, 2011 - Intimate partner violence is a common source of physical, psychological, and emotional morbidity. In the United States, approximately 1.5 million women and 834,700 men annually are raped and/or physically assaulted by an intimate partner. Women are more likely than men to be injured, ...

American Family Physician : Article

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2011/0515/p1165.html

July 1, 2000 - American Family Physician

...Female Sexual Dysfunction: Evaluation and Treatment Nancy A. Phillips Management of Benign Aphthous Ulcers David R. McBride Diagnosis and Managment of Acute Pancreatitis Abilio Munoz; David A. Katerndahl Departments AAFP News: AFP Edition Newsletter Rosemarie...

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https://www.aafp.org/afp/2000/0701/

Management of Benign Aphthous Ulcers - American Family Physician

Jul 1, 2000 - Aphthous ulcers are a common and painful problem. Benign aphthae tend to be small (less than 1 cm in diameter) and shallow. Aphthous ulcers that occur in conjunction with symptoms of uveitis, genital ulcerations, conjunctivitis, arthritis, fever or adenopathy should prompt a search for ...

American Family Physician : Article

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2000/0701/p149.html

Management of Female Sexual Assault - American Family Physician

Sep 15, 1998 - A sexual assault occurs once every 6.4 minutes in the United States. One in every six women will be raped during her lifetime. Although a woman is four times more likely to be assaulted by someone she knows than by someone she does not know, the majority of these crimes go unreported ...

American Family Physician : Article

https://www.aafp.org/afp/1998/0915/p920.html

Management of Irritable Bowel Syndrome -- American Family Physician

...factors in terms of who man- ifests IBS and how severe it becomes.9 For example, traumatic life events such as a his- tory of physical or sexual abuse have been shown to correlate with the development of IBS and the severity of its symptoms.10 Stud- ies have repeatedly shown a...

American Family Physician

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2002/1115/afp20021115p1867.pdf

Managing Somatic Preoccupation - American Family Physician

Jun 1, 1999 - Somatically preoccupied patients are a heterogeneous group of persons who have no genuine physical disorder but manifest psychologic conflicts in a somatic fashion; who have a notable psychologic overlay that accompanies or complicates a genuine physical disorder; or who have ...

American Family Physician : Article

https://www.aafp.org/afp/1999/0601/p3113.html

Managing the Adverse Effects of Radiation Therapy

...radiation cystitis include anticholinergic agents and phenazopyridine. Sexual dysfunction from radiation therapy includes erectile dysfunction and vaginal stenosis, which are treated with phosphodiesterase type 5 inhibitors and vaginal dilators, respectively. (Am Fam Physician....

American Family Physician

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2010/0815/afp20100815p381.pdf

Managing the Adverse Effects of Radiation Therapy - American Family Physician

Aug 15, 2010 - Nearly two thirds of patients with cancer will undergo radiation therapy as part of their treatment plan. Given the increased use of radiation therapy and the growing number of cancer survivors, family physicians will increasingly care for patients experiencing adverse effects of ...

American Family Physician : Article

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2010/0815/p381.html

March 1, 2008 - American Family Physician

...Diagnosis and Treatment of Female Sexual Dysfunction Jennifer E. Frank; Patricia Mistretta; Joshua Will Urinary Retention in Adults: Diagnosis and Initial Management Brian A. Selius; Rajesh Subedi Tourette's Syndrome Christopher Kenney; Sheng-Han Kuo; Joohi...

American Family Physician

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2008/0301/

Menstrual Concerns in an Adolescent with Disabilities

...Commentary Clinicians who care for female adolescents with cognitive and physical disabilities are often consulted on the management of men- strual bleeding for purposes of hygiene, dys- menorrhea, and treatment of premenstrual symptoms.1-3 Contraception is also com- monly discussed...

American Family Physician

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2015/1101/afp20151101p823.pdf

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...Failure (HF): Angiotensin-Converting Enzyme (ACE) Inhibitor or Angiotensin Receptor Blocker (ARB) Therapy for Left Ventricular Systolic Dysfunction (LVSD) Description: Percentage of patients aged 18 years and older with a diagnosis of heart failure and LVSD (LVEF < 40%) who were...

Family Practice Management

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2010/0900/fpm20100900p17-rt1.pdf

Minimal Effect of ERT on Sexual Function in Menopausal Women - POEMs - American Family ...

Mar 15, 2018 - Transdermal, but not oral, estrogen produced a small improvement in sexual function scores in menopausal women. The increases were very small and may not be noticeable by most women.

American Family Physician : POEMs

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2018/0315/p408.html

Nausea and Vomiting of Pregnancy - American Family Physician

...Gastrointestinal tract dysfunction also has been suggested as a cause of nausea and vom- iting of pregnancy. In one study6 in which progesterone was prescribed to nonpregnant women, resultant nausea and vomiting sug- gested that delayed gastric motility caused by progesterone may be...

American Family Physician

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2003/0701/afp20030701p121.pdf

November 1, 2005 - American Family Physician

...Low Testosterone Not Linked with Female Sexual Dysfunction Hyaluronic Acid Unproven for Osteoarthritis of the Knee Should Women with Dysuria and Negative Dipstick Test Be Treated? U.S. Preventive Services Task Force Screening for Gonorrhea: Recommendation Statement...

American Family Physician

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

Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder: Diagnosis and Management - American Family Physician

Nov 15, 2015 - Obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD) is a chronic illness that can cause marked distress and disability. It is a complex disorder with a variety of manifestations and symptom dimensions, some of which are underrecognized. Early recognition and treatment with OCD-specific therapies may ...

American Family Physician : Article

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2015/1115/p896.html

Pelvic Organ Prolapse

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American Family Physician

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2017/0801/afp20170801p179.pdf

Pelvic Organ Prolapse - American Family Physician

Aug 1, 2017 - Pelvic organ prolapse is the descent of one or more of the anterior vaginal wall, posterior vaginal wall, the uterus (cervix), or the apex of the vagina (vaginal vault or cuff scar after hysterectomy). Prevalence increases with age. The cause of prolapse is multifactorial but is ...

American Family Physician : Article

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2017/0801/p179.html

Pharmacologic Management of Adult Depression - American Family Physician

Mar 15, 2008 - Major depression is a common and treatable disease. Many patients benefit from pharmacologic treatment and, because there is little variation in antidepressant effectiveness, medication choices should be made based on patient characteristics, safety, and anticipated side effects. Most ...

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https://www.aafp.org/afp/2008/0315/p785.html

Pituitary Adenomas: An Overview - American Family Physician

Sep 1, 2013 - Prolactinomas and nonfunctioning adenomas are the most common types of pituitary adenomas. Patients with pituitary adenomas may present initially with symptoms of endocrine dysfunction such as infertility, decreased libido, and galactorrhea, or with neurologic symptoms such as headache ...

American Family Physician : Article

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2013/0901/p319.html

Poems & Tips From Other Journals - American Family Physician

Nov 1, 2005 - ...Low Testosterone Not Linked with Female Sexual Dysfunction Am Fam Physician. 2005 Nov 1;72(9):1824-1826. Clinical Question: Is a low level of serum testosterone associated with low sexual desire in women? Setting: Population-based Study Design: Cross-sectional Synopsis: In this...

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https://www.aafp.org/afp/2005/1101/p1824.html

Premenstrual Syndrome - American Family Physician

Apr 15, 2003 - Premenstrual syndrome, a common cyclic disorder of young and middle-aged women, is characterized by emotional and physical symptoms that consistently occur during the luteal phase of the menstrual cycle. Women with more severe affective symptoms are classified as having premenstrual ...

American Family Physician : Article

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2003/0415/p1743.html

Premenstrual Syndrome -- American Family Physician

...Behavioral symptoms: fatigue, insomnia, dizziness, changes in sexual interest, food cravings or overeating Psychologic symptoms: irritability, anger, depressed mood, crying and tearfulness, anxiety, tension, mood swings, lack of concentration, confusion, forgetfulness,...

American Family Physician

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2003/0415/afp20030415p1743.pdf

Primary Care for Persons Who Inject Drugs - American Family Physician

Jan 15, 2019 - More than 750,000 persons in the United States inject opioids, methamphetamine, cocaine, or ketamine, and that number is increasing because of the current opioid epidemic. Persons who inject drugs (PWID) are at higher risk of infectious and noninfectious skin, pulmonary, cardiac, ...

American Family Physician : Article

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2019/0115/p109.html

Primary Care of Adult Survivors of Childhood Cancer - American Family Physician

May 15, 2010 - There are approximately 300,000 survivors of childhood cancer in the United States, and most of them receive their medical care from primary care physicians. Adult survivors of childhood cancer are at considerable risk of long-term morbidity and mortality beyond the recurrence of their ...

American Family Physician : Article

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2010/0515/p1250.html

Primary Care of the Solid Organ Transplant Recipient

...posttransplant, and female transplant recipients should avoid pregnancy for one year after surgery. The best contraceptive choice is usually an intrauterine device. Because of the increased risk of infection, patients should be tested for graft dysfunction or infection if suspicion...

American Family Physician

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2016/0201/afp20160201p203.pdf

Primary Care of the Solid Organ Transplant Recipient - American Family Physician

Feb 1, 2016 - The advancing science of transplantation has led to more transplants and longer survival. As a result, primary care physicians are more involved in the care of transplant recipients. Immunosuppressive therapy has significantly decreased rates of transplant rejection but accounts for ...

American Family Physician : Article

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2016/0201/p203.html

Psychogenic Nonepileptic Seizures - American Family Physician

Sep 1, 2005 - Psychogenic nonepileptic seizures are episodes of movement, sensation, or behaviors that are similar to epileptic seizures but do not have a neurologic origin; rather, they are somatic manifestations of psychologic distress. Patients with psychogenic nonepileptic seizures frequently are...

American Family Physician : Article

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2005/0901/p849.html

Quantum Sufficit - Sep 1, 2000 - American Family Physician

Sep 1, 2000 - ...suffer from sexual side-effects of high blood pressure and its treatment. Because many women are reluctant to mention symptoms of sexual dysfunction to their doctors, it is important for physicians to sensitively approach the subject of sexual dysfunction with their female patients....

American Family Physician : Quantum Sufficit

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2000/0901/p941.html

Recognition and Management of Tourette's Syndrome and Tic Disorders - American Family ...

Apr 15, 1999 - Tic disorders and Tourette's syndrome are conditions that primary care physicians are likely to encounter. Up to 20 percent of children have at least a transient tic disorder at some point. Once believed to be rare, Tourette's syndrome is now known to be a more common disorder that ...

American Family Physician : Article

https://www.aafp.org/afp/1999/0415/p2263.html

Recognition and Treatment of Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder - American Family Physician

Apr 1, 1998 - Obsessive-compulsive disorder is relatively common; however, its actual incidence has only recently become clear. The neurotransmitter serotonin appears to have a central role in this disorder. Males and females are affected equally, with onset usually occurring in late adolescence. ...

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https://www.aafp.org/afp/1998/0401/p1623.html

Recommended Curriculum Guidelines for Family Medicine Residents Women’s Health and ...

Women’s Health and Gynecologic Care

Med School and Residency

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Recommended Curriculum Guidelines for Family Medicine Residents, AAFP Reprint No. ...

...l. Sexual dysfunctions i. Sexual interest/arousal disorder ii. Orgasmic disorders iii. Genito-pelvic pain/penetration disorder iv. Sexual pain disorders v. Sexual dysfunction related to a general medical condition m. Gender dysphoria n. Personality disorders i. Paranoid ii....

Med School and Residency

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Ringel.pdf

...include interstitial cystitis, fibromyalgia, irritable bowel syndrome, pelvic myofascial pain, psychosocial conditions, and sexual dysfunction.46 PRESENTATION Pain associated with vulvodynia varies and can be local- ized, generalized, or mixed; spontaneous or provoked; and...

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Screening and Counseling Adolescents and Young Adults: A Framework for Comprehensive ... Restricted content. Login required.

Feb 1, 2020 - Healthy development is likely to occur when an adolescent’s risk factors are limited and when protective factors are fostered. Healthy development is further encouraged when youth feel valued, empowered, and form healthy social connections. Threats to the well-being of adolescents ...

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Screening for Intimate Partner Violence and Abuse of Elderly and Vulnerable Adults: ...

...to the immediate effects of IPV, such as injury and death,4,5 there are other health consequences, many with long-term effects, including sexually transmitted dis- eases,6 pelvic inflammatory disease,7 and unintended pregnancy.8 Rates of chronic pain, neurologic disorders,...

American Family Physician

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2013/0415/afp20130415od3.pdf

September 15, 1998 - American Family Physician

...Management of Female Sexual Assault Linda M. Petter; David L. Whitehill Recognizing Occupational Disease-Taking an Effective Occupational History Michael B. Lax; William D. Grant; Federica A. Manetti; Rosemary Klein Departments AAFP News: AFP Edition Newsletter...

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

Sex Isn't Working for Me. What Can I Do? - American Family Physician

Jul 1, 2000 - ...See related article on female sexual dysfunction. What is sexual dysfunction? When you have problems with sex, doctors call it sexual dysfunction. Men and women can have it. There are four kinds of sexual problems in women. Desire disorders. If you have a desire disorder you may not...

American Family Physician : Patient Handout

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2000/0701/p141.html

Sexual Dysfunction in Women: A Practical Approach

...Sexual dysfunction in women is a common and often distressing problem that has a negative impact on quality of life and medication compliance. The problem is often multifactorial, necessitating a multidisciplinary evaluation and treatment approach that addresses biological,...

American Family Physician

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2015/0815/afp20150815p281.pdf

Sexual Dysfunction in Women: A Practical Approach - American Family Physician

Aug 15, 2015 - Sexual dysfunction in women is a common and often distressing problem that has a negative impact on quality of life and medication compliance. The problem is often multifactorial, necessitating a multidisciplinary evaluation and treatment approach that addresses biological, ...

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Sexual Health History: Techniques and Tips - American Family Physician Restricted content. Login required.

Mar 1, 2020 - Family physicians should use a proactive, integrated, patient-centered approach to sexual health that includes, but is not limited to, disease identification and treatment. Successfully delivering positive, affirming, nonjudgmental sexual health care requires intentionally creating safe...

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https://www.aafp.org/afp/2020/0301/p286.html

Social Anxiety Disorder: A Common, Underrecognized Mental Disorder - American Family ...

Nov 15, 1999 - Social phobia is a highly prevalent yet often overlooked psychiatric disorder that can cause severe disability but fortunately has shown responsiveness to specific pharmacotherapy and psychotherapy. Recognition of its essential clinical features and the use of brief, targeted screening ...

American Family Physician : Article

https://www.aafp.org/afp/1999/1115/p2311.html

Somatoform Disorders - American Family Physician

Nov 1, 2007 - The somatoform disorders are a group of psychiatric disorders that cause unexplained physical symptoms. They include somatization disorder (involving multisystem physical symptoms), undifferentiated somatoform disorder (fewer symptoms than somatization disorder), conversion disorder ...

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https://www.aafp.org/afp/2007/1101/p1333.html

Surveillance of the Adult Cancer Survivor

...should be addressed to optimize function and longevity. Common late effects of cancer and its treatment include second primary cancers, sexual dys- function, and psychosocial issues. Cancer recurrence is a significant concern. After treatment for colorectal cancer, intensive...

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https://www.aafp.org/afp/2015/0101/afp20150101p29.pdf

Surveillance of the Adult Cancer Survivor - American Family Physician

Jan 1, 2015 - The term cancer survivor refers to anyone living with a diagnosis of cancer. As the U.S. population ages, cancer screening increases, and cancer treatments improve, millions more Americans will be classified as cancer survivors in the future. Although many survivors wish to continue ...

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https://www.aafp.org/afp/2015/0101/p29.html

Systemic Sclerosis/Scleroderma: A Treatable Multisystem Disease - American Family ...

Oct 15, 2008 - Systemic sclerosis (systemic scleroderma) is a chronic connective tissue disease of unknown etiology that causes widespread microvascular damage and excessive deposition of collagen in the skin and internal organs. Raynaud phenomenon and scleroderma (hardening of the skin) are hallmarks...

American Family Physician : Article

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2008/1015/p961.html

Targeted Therapies: A New Generation of Cancer Treatments - American Family Physician

Feb 1, 2008 - Targeted therapies, which include monoclonal antibodies and small molecule inhibitors, have significantly changed the treatment of cancer over the past 10 years. These drugs are now a component of therapy for many common malignancies, including breast, colorectal, lung, and pancreatic ...

American Family Physician : Article

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2008/0201/p311.html

Testosterone Therapy: Review of Clinical Applications

October 1, 2017:Date xx, xxxx

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Testosterone Therapy: Review of Clinical Applications - American Family Physician

Oct 1, 2017 - Testosterone therapy is increasingly common in the United States, and many of these prescriptions are written by primary care physicians. There is conflicting evidence on the benefit of male testosterone therapy for age-related declines in testosterone. Physicians should not measure ...

American Family Physician : Article

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2017/1001/p441.html

Testosterone Treatments: Why, When, and How? - American Family Physician

May 1, 2006 - Testosterone treatment is controversial for men and even more so for women. Although long-term outcome data are not available, prescriptions for testosterone are becoming more common. Testosterone is used primarily to treat symptoms of sexual dysfunction in men and women and hot flashes...

American Family Physician : Article

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2006/0501/p1591.html

The Female Athlete Triad - American Family Physician

Jun 1, 2000 - The female athlete triad is defined as the combination of disordered eating, amenorrhea and osteoporosis. This disorder often goes unrecognized. The consequences of lost bone mineral density can be devastating for the female athlete. Premature osteoporotic fractures can occur, and lost ...

American Family Physician : Article

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2000/0601/p3357.html

The Homeless in America: Adapting Your Practice - American Family Physician

Oct 1, 2006 - In 2004, the National Guidelines Clearinghouse placed eight guidelines from the National Health Care for the Homeless Council on its Web site. Seven of the guidelines are on specific disease processes and one is on general care. In addition to straightforward clinical decision making, ...

American Family Physician : Article

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2006/1001/p1132.html

The Importance of Obtaining a Sexual History - Editorials - American Family Physician

Jul 1, 2000 - ...of Obtaining a Sexual History GLORIA BACHMANN, M.D., UMDNJ–Robert Wood Johnson Medical School, New Brunswick, New Jersey Am Fam Physician. 2000 Jul 1;62(1):52. Related Article Regardless of how often practitioners are reminded of the importance of sexual health and the necessity...

American Family Physician : Editorials

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2000/0701/p52.html

The Patient with Daily Headaches - American Family Physician

Dec 15, 2004 - The term 'chronic daily headache' (CDH) describes a variety of headache types, of which chronic migraine is the most common. Daily headaches often are disabling and may be challenging to diagnose and treat. Medication overuse, or drug rebound headache, is the most treatable cause of ...

American Family Physician : Article

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2004/1215/p2299.html

The Preparticipation Athletic Evaluation - American Family Physician

May 1, 2000 - A comprehensive medical history that includes questions about a personal and family history of cardiovascular disease is the most important initial component of the preparticipation athletic evaluation. Additional questions should focus on any history of neurologic or musculoskeletal ...

American Family Physician : Article

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2000/0501/p2683.html

The Proactive Sexual Health History -- American Family Physician

...of sexual concerns in their patients, which contributes to their miscalcu- lation of the importance of sexual health care.9,10 Patients report that physician discom- fort and anticipated nonempathetic response to sexual problems are the primary barriers to discussing sexual...

American Family Physician

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2002/1101/afp20021101p1705.pdf

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