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AAFP News - Mar 15, 2003 - American Family Physician

Mar 15, 2003 - Selected policy and health issues news briefs from AAFP News Now.

American Family Physician : AAFP News: AFP Edition

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2003/0315/p1171.html

AAFP News - Mar 15, 2004 - American Family Physician

Mar 15, 2004 - Selected policy and health issues news briefs from AAFP News Now.

American Family Physician : AAFP News: AFP Edition

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2004/0315/p1343.html

AAFP News - May 15, 2003 - American Family Physician

May 15, 2003 - Selected policy and health issues news briefs from AAFP News Now.

American Family Physician : AAFP News: AFP Edition

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2003/0515/p2067.html

AAFP News - May 15, 2012 - American Family Physician

May 15, 2012 - Selected policy and health issues news briefs from AAFP News Now.

American Family Physician : AAFP News: AFP Edition

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2012/0515/p953.html

AAFP News - May 15, 2013 - American Family Physician

May 15, 2013 - Selected policy and health issues news briefs from AAFP News Now.

American Family Physician : AAFP News: AFP Edition

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2013/0515/p730.html

AAFP News - Nov 15, 2001 - American Family Physician

Nov 15, 2001 - Selected policy and health issues news briefs from AAFP News Now.

American Family Physician : AAFP News: AFP Edition

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2001/1115/p1665.html

AAFP News - Nov 15, 2009 - American Family Physician

Nov 15, 2009 - Selected policy and health issues news briefs from AAFP News Now.

American Family Physician : AAFP News: AFP Edition

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2009/1115/p1039.html

AAFP News - Oct 1, 2005 - American Family Physician

Oct 1, 2005 - Selected policy and health issues news briefs from AAFP News Now.

American Family Physician : AAFP News: AFP Edition

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2005/1001/p1159.html

AAFP News - Oct 1, 2015 - American Family Physician

Oct 1, 2015 - Selected policy and health issues news briefs from AAFP News.

American Family Physician : AAFP News: AFP Edition

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2015/1001/p556.html

AAFP News - Sep 15, 2003 - American Family Physician

Sep 15, 2003 - Selected policy and health issues news briefs from AAFP News Now.

American Family Physician : AAFP News: AFP Edition

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2003/0915/p1003.html

AAFP News - Sep 15, 2005 - American Family Physician

Sep 15, 2005 - Selected policy and health issues news briefs from AAFP News Now.

American Family Physician : AAFP News: AFP Edition

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2005/0915/p987.html

AAFP News - Sep 15, 2008 - American Family Physician

Sep 15, 2008 - Selected policy and health issues news briefs from AAFP News Now.

American Family Physician : AAFP News: AFP Edition

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2008/0915/p693.html

AAFP News - Sep 15, 2016 - American Family Physician

Sep 15, 2016 - Selected policy and health issues news briefs from AAFP News.

American Family Physician : AAFP News: AFP Edition

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2016/0915/p420.html

AAFP News Now

...or major depressive episodes in the past year had increased rates of high blood pressure, asthma, diabetes mellitus, heart disease, and stroke. The report also shows notable differences in emergency department use between adults with a serious mental illness (47.6 percent) in the...

American Family Physician

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2012/0515/afp20120515p953.pdf

AAFP News: AFP Edition

...labels to clearly indicate that these medications increase the risk of cardiovascular thrombotic events, including myocardial infarction and stroke. All prescription NSAIDs currently include information about a potential increased risk of such events. The new warn- ing strengthens...

American Family Physician

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2015/0815/afp20150815p250.pdf

AAFP News: AFP Edition

...Pennsylvania, and Tennessee for patients who have diabetes, congestive heart failure, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, a history of stroke, hypertension, coronary artery disease, or mood disorders. The plan will expand in 2018 to include Alabama, Michigan, and Texas, and will...

American Family Physician

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2016/0915/afp20160915p420.pdf

AAFP Reprint No

...3. Diagnosis, initial evaluation, and primary care management of the following: a. Stroke (hemorrhagic, thrombotic, embolic) b. Headache i. Tension ii. Cluster iii. Migraine iv. Rebound/medication withdrawal c. Lightheadedness/vertigo i. Benign paroxysmal positional vertigo...

Med School and Residency

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/medical_education_residency/program_directors/Reprint272_Nervous.pdf

AAFP Reprint No 264 Recommended Curriculum Guidelines for Family Medicine Residents ...

There are many subtle, yet significant, differences in the diagnosis and management of older adults when compared with younger patients. The philosophy of providing comprehensive, continuous care includes the belief that a patient’s health in later years is vitally affected by lifestyle...

Med School and Residency

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/medical_education_residency/program_directors/Reprint264_Older.pdf

AAFP Reprint No 285 Recommended Curriculum Guidelines for Family Medicine Residents ...

Family physicians are the most broadly trained specialists in health care. There is considerable overlap in the patient populations served by family physicians and the emergency physician, as well as the competencies, knowledge, skills, and attitudes necessary to succeed in each ...

Med School and Residency

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/medical_education_residency/program_directors/Reprint285_Urgent.pdf

AAFP Response to the 2020 Proposed Medicare Physician Fee Schedule - September 18, 2019

...kidney disease, (5) chronic obstructive pulmonary disease or asthma, (6) depression, (7) diabetes, (8) heart failure, and (9) stroke or transient ischemic attack. o The AAFP appreciates the attention to monitoring care coordination and clinical outcomes for patients with multiple...

Advocacy

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/payment/medicare/feesched/LT-CMS-2020ProposedMPFSComments-091819.pdf

AAFP Statement to the EandC Committee’s Hearing on Investing in America’s Health Care -...

...ratios have better health outcomes, including lower rates of all causes of mortality: mortality from heart disease, cancer, or stroke; infant mortality; low birth weight; and poor self-reported health. This is true even after controlling for sociodemographic measures (percentages of...

Advocacy

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/prevention/strategy/ST-EC-InvestingAmericanHealthCare-060419.pdf

AAFP Statement to the Senate HELP Committee on Health Care Access and Underserved ...

...of mortality: mortality from heart disease, cancer, or stroke; infant mortality; low birth weight; and poor self-reported health. This is true even after controlling for sociodemographic measures (percentages of elderly, urban, and minority; education; income; unemployment;...

Advocacy

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/workforce/gme/ST-SFRHELP-AccessUnderservedHearing-012919.pdf

AAFP Statement to the Senate HELP Committee on its Healthy Communities Hearing - ...

...all causes of mortality: mortality from heart disease, cancer, or stroke; infant mortality; low birth weight; and poor self-reported health. This is true even after controlling for sociodemographic measures (percentages of elderly, urban, and minority; education; income;...

Advocacy

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/prevention/strategy/ST-SenateHELP-HealthyCommunitiesHearing-111517.pdf

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

Nov 15, 1998 - ...Stroke in Atrial Fibrillation (Dec. 1997) Treatment of Ischemic Stroke (Jan. 1, 1998) Treatment of Arrhythmias (Jan. 15, 1998) Preventing Bacterial Endocarditis (Feb. 1, 1998) Hard-to-Control Hypertension (March 1, 1998) Congestive Heart Failure (April 15, 1998) Hypertension: JNC-IV...

American Family Physician : Inside AFP

https://www.aafp.org/afp/1998/1115/p1718.html

AAN Releases Guideline on Magnetic Resonance Imaging for Diagnosing Acute Ischemic ...

Feb 15, 2011 - Computed tomography (CT) is the diagnostic standard for acute stroke even though its accuracy has not been formally established. Its sensitivity for diagnosing ischemic stroke in the initial hours is limited; therefore, improved accuracy is needed to develop and provide optimal stroke ...

American Family Physician : Practice Guidelines

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2011/0215/p483.html

AAN Releases Recommendations for the Diagnostic Evaluation of the Child with Status ...

May 15, 2007 - The American Academy of Neurology (AAN) and the Child Neurology Society have created recommendations for evaluation and diagnostic laboratory testing of children with status epilepticus.

American Family Physician : Practice Guidelines

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2007/0515/p1569.html

AAN Releases Recommendations on Treatment of Parkinson's Disease - Practice Guidelines ...

Mar 15, 2007 - Recommendations from the Quality Standards Subcommittee of the American Academy of Neurology (AAN) discuss aspects and treatment of Parkinson's disease. This condition is the second most common neurodegenerative disease and is characterized by bradykinesia; tremor at rest; rigidity; and...

American Family Physician : Practice Guidelines

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2007/0315/p922.html

AAO-HNS Releases Guideline on Sudden Hearing Loss

...MELAS (mitochondrial encephalopathy, lactic acidosis, and stroke-like episodes) syndrome Periods of confusion, elevated serum lactic acid levels around times of attacks, stroke- like spells, magnetic resonance imaging white matter signal changes, migraine-like headaches,...

American Family Physician

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2013/0301/afp20130301p377.pdf

AAO-HNS Releases Guideline on Sudden Hearing Loss - Practice Guidelines - American ...

Mar 1, 2013 - This guideline from the American Academy of Otolaryngology–Head and Neck Surgery (AAO-HNS) focuses on sudden sensorineural hearing loss (SNHL), which affects 5 to 20 per 100,000 persons in the United States. Early diagnosis is essential for effective management.

American Family Physician : Practice Guidelines

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2013/0301/p377.html

AAP Releases Guideline on Diagnosis and Management of Acute Bacterial Sinusitis in ...

Apr 15, 2014 - Approximately 6% to 7% of children presenting with respiratory symptoms have acute sinusitis. This practice guideline from the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP), which updates the 2001 guideline, discusses diagnosis and management of acute bacterial sinusitis in children one to 18 ...

American Family Physician : Practice Guidelines

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2014/0415/p676.html

AAP Releases Practice Guideline on Diagnosis, Management, and Prevention of ...

Apr 15, 2015 - This guideline on the diagnosis, management, and prevention of bronchiolitis in children one to 23 months of age from the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) updates a previous guideline published in 2006.

American Family Physician : Practice Guidelines

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2015/0415/p578.html

AAP Updates Recommendations for Routine Preventive Pediatric Health Care - Practice ...

Aug 15, 2016 - The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) has updated recommendations for preventive pediatric health care services, including evidence-based screenings and assessments that should be addressed at well-child visits. The recommendations are organized by age: infancy, early childhood, ...

American Family Physician : Practice Guidelines

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2016/0815/p324.html

Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm

Date xx, xxxx Scientific

American Family Physician

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2015/0415/afp20150415p538.pdf

Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm - American Family Physician

Apr 15, 2015 - Abdominal aortic aneurysm refers to abdominal aortic dilation of 3.0 cm or greater. The main risk factors are age older than 65 years, male sex, and smoking history. Other risk factors include a family history of abdominal aortic aneurysm, coronary artery disease, hypertension, ...

American Family Physician : Article

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2015/0415/p538.html

Academy Takes Aim at Rural Health Challenges

Rural Americans tend to be older, poorer and sicker than their urban counterparts. In his latest In the Trenches blog post, AAFP Senior Vice President for Advocacy, Practice Advancement and Policy Shawn Martin looks at the issues the Academy's new rural health initiative aims to address.

AAFP News : In the Trenches : Blogs

https://www.aafp.org/news/blogs/inthetrenches/entry/20190723itt-rural.html

ACC and AHA Update on Chronic Heart Failure Guidelines - Practice Guidelines - American...

Mar 1, 2010 - In 2009, the American College of Cardiology (ACC) and the American Heart Association (AHA) published a focused update of the ACC/AHA 2005 Guideline Update for the Diagnosis and Management of Chronic Heart Failure in the Adult.

American Family Physician : Practice Guidelines

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2010/0301/p654.html

ACC/AHA Guidelines on the Management of Acute Myocardial Infarction - Practice ...

Mar 15, 2000 - The American College of Cardiology (ACC) and the American Heart Association (AHA) have updated guidelines for the management of myocardial infarction. The guidelines cover a wide scope, from management in the field, emergency department and hospital to predischarge evaluation, cardiac ...

American Family Physician : Practice Guidelines

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2000/0315/p1901.html

ACC/AHA Hypertension Guideline: What Is New? What Do We Do? - Editorials - American ...

Mar 15, 2018 - Choosing a threshold and target for treatment should be based on the science supporting CVD risk reduction, while considering the benefits and harms in individual patient circumstances and respecting patient choice.

American Family Physician : Editorials

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2018/0315/p372.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

ACC/AHA Release Updated Guideline on the Treatment of Blood Cholesterol to Reduce ASCVD...

Aug 15, 2014 - The Blood Cholesterol Expert Panel from the American College of Cardiology (ACC) and the American Heart Association (AHA) issued an updated evidence-based guideline in 2013 that addresses the use of fixed doses of cholesterol-lowering drugs (statins) to reduce the risk of ASCVD in ...

American Family Physician : Practice Guidelines

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2014/0815/p260.html

ACCF/AHA Update Peripheral Artery Disease Management Guideline

...Treatment with antiplatelet medications is recommended to reduce the risk of myocar- dial infarction, stroke, and vascular death in symptomatic persons with atherosclerotic lower extremity PAD. This includes patients with intermittent claudication or critical limb ischemia, and a...

American Family Physician

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2012/0515/afp20120515p1000.pdf

ACCF/AHA Update Peripheral Artery Disease Management Guideline - Practice Guidelines - ...

May 15, 2012 - The American College of Cardiology Foundation (ACCF) and American Heart Association (AHA) have updated their 2005 guideline on the management of peripheral artery disease (PAD) based on new data, with particular focus on lower extremity and abdominal aortic disease. Recommendations for ...

American Family Physician : Practice Guidelines

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2012/0515/p1000.html

ACE Inhibitors Decrease Cardiovascular Events in Patients with Diabetes, ARBs Do Not - ...

Sep 1, 2014 - In patients with diabetes, ACE inhibitors decrease cardiovascular events and all-cause mortality. ARBs do not. Both drug classes decrease heart failure incidence. Although both drug classes have been available for almost 15 years, there is only one study of 250 patients that directly ...

American Family Physician : POEMs

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2014/0901/p326.html

ACIP Approves 2021 Adult and Child/ Adolescent Immunization Schedules - Practice ... Restricted content. Login required.

Feb 15, 2021 - The 2021 adult and child/adolescent immunization schedules have been approved by the Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

American Family Physician : Practice Guidelines

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2021/0215/p250.html

ACOG Issues Report on the Management of Post-term Pregnancy - Special Medical Reports -...

Apr 1, 1998 - ...Previous: American Heart Association Issues Guidelines on Imaging in Transient Ischemic Attacks and Stroke Next: Clinical Briefs View the full table of contents >> Home / Journals / afp / Vol. 57/No. 7(April 1, 1998) / Special Medical Reports: ACOG Issues Report on the...

American Family Physician : Special Medical Reports

https://www.aafp.org/afp/1998/0401/p1686.html

ACOG Releases Guidelines on Hormonal Contraceptives in Women with Coexisting Medical ...

Apr 15, 2007 - Guidelines on the use of hormonal contraceptives in women with underlying medical conditions are available from the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG). In some women, drugs taken for certain chronic conditions may alter the effectiveness of hormonal contraceptives.

American Family Physician : Practice Guidelines

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2007/0415/p1252.html

ACOG Releases Practice Bulletin on Osteoporosis - Practice Guidelines - American Family...

Aug 15, 2013 - This practice bulletin from the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG) reviews diagnosis, evaluation, and treatment options for women with osteoporosis.

American Family Physician : Practice Guidelines

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2013/0815/p269.html

ACP Calls for Moderate Glycemic Control in Type 2 Diabetes

On March 6, the American College of Physicians published new evidence-based guidance statements in Annals of Internal Medicine that focused on loosening glycemic control targets.

https://www.aafp.org/news/health-of-the-public/20180309acpdiabetes.html

ACP Recommendations for VTE Prophylaxis in Hospitalized Patients - Practice Guidelines ...

Jun 15, 2012 - Most hospitalized patients have at least one risk factor for venous thromboembolism (VTE), such as pulmonary embolism or deep venous thrombosis. The American College of Physicians (ACP) has released guidelines on VTE prophylaxis in hospitalized, nonsurgical patients, including those ...

American Family Physician : Practice Guidelines

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2012/0615/p1204.html

ACP Releases Best Practice Advice on Colorectal Cancer Screening - Practice Guidelines ...

Dec 15, 2012 - The American College of Physicians (ACP) recently reviewed guidelines on colorectal cancer screening available from the American Cancer Society/U.S. Multi-Society Task Force on Colorectal Cancer/American College of Radiology, Institute for Clinical Systems Improvement, U.S. Preventive ...

American Family Physician : Practice Guidelines

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2012/1215/p1153.html

ACP Releases Best Practice Advice on Colorectal Cancer Screening<FEFF>

...expectancy of less than 10 years (e.g., those with significant comorbid conditions such as diabetes mellitus, cardiopulmonary diseases, or stroke); harms of screening seem to outweigh the benefits in most of these patients 10 years is usually regarded as a safe interval for...

American Family Physician

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2012/1215/afp20121215p1153.pdf

ACP Releases Guideline on Intensive Insulin Therapy in Hospitalized Patients - Practice...

Nov 1, 2011 - The American College of Physicians (ACP) has issued a clinical guideline on the use of intensive insulin therapy in hospitalized patients with or without diabetes mellitus to achieve glycemic control and improve health outcomes.

American Family Physician : Practice Guidelines

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2011/1101/p1058.html

ACP Releases Guideline on Screening, Monitoring, and Treatment of Stage 1 to 3 Chronic ...

July 15, 2014 Practice Guidelines

American Family Physician

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2014/0715/afp20140715p121.pdf

ACP Releases Guideline on Screening, Monitoring, and Treatment of Stage 1 to 3 Chronic ...

Jul 15, 2014 - Based on a systematic evidence review, this guideline from the American College of Physicians (ACP) presents recommendations on screening, monitoring, and treatment of stage 1 to 3 chronic kidney disease in adults.

American Family Physician : Practice Guidelines

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2014/0715/p121.html

ACP Releases Guideline on Treatment of Low Bone Mineral Density or Osteoporosis to ...

May 1, 2009 - The American College of Physicians (ACP) recently released guidelines on treatment of low bone mineral density (BMD) or osteoporosis to prevent fractures describes the available evidence on pharmacologic treatment in men and women.

American Family Physician : Practice Guidelines

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2009/0501/p808.html

ACS Releases Guideline on Screening for Lung Cancer with Low-Dose Computed Tomography -...

Jan 1, 2014 - In late 2010, results from the National Lung Screening Trial showed that lung cancer mortality was significantly reduced in high-risk adults who received annual screenings using low-dose computed tomography (CT). After these results were announced, the American Cancer Society (ACS) ...

American Family Physician : Practice Guidelines

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2014/0101/p56.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

Acupuncture Is Ineffective for Treatment of Low Back Pain - Letters to the Editor - ...

Dec 15, 2017 - ...4. Zhao XF, Du Y, Liu PG, Wang S. Acupuncture for stroke: evidence of effectiveness, safety, and cost from systematic reviews. Top Stroke Rehabil. 2012;19(3):226–233. 5. Bergqvist D. Vascular injuries caused by acupuncture. A systematic review. Int Angiol. 2013;32(1):1–8. Read the...

American Family Physician : Letter

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2017/1215/ol2.html

Acute Abdominal Pain in Children - American Family Physician

Jun 1, 2003 - Acute abdominal pain in children presents a diagnostic dilemma. Although many cases of acute abdominal pain are benign, some require rapid diagnosis and treatment to minimize morbidity. Numerous disorders can cause abdominal pain. The most common medical cause is gastroenteritis, and ...

American Family Physician : Article

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2003/0601/p2321.html

Acute and Chronic Urticaria: Evaluation and Treatment

June 1, 2017:Date xx, xxxx

American Family Physician

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2017/0601/afp20170601p717.pdf

Acute and Chronic Urticaria: Evaluation and Treatment - American Family Physician

Jun 1, 2017 - Urticaria commonly presents with intensely pruritic wheals, sometimes with edema of the subcutaneous or interstitial tissue. It has a lifetime prevalence of about 20%. Although often self-limited and benign, it can cause significant discomfort, continue for months to years, and ...

American Family Physician : Article

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2017/0601/p717.html

Acute Coronary Syndrome (Unstable Angina and non-ST Elevation Myocardial Infarction) - ...

Aug 15, 2009 - What are the effects of antiplatelet, antithrombin, anti-ischemic, and lipid-lowering treatments in persons with acute coronary syndrome? What are the effects of invasive treatments?

American Family Physician : Clinical Evidence Handbook

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2009/0815/p383.html

Acute Coronary Syndrome: Current Treatment - American Family Physician

Feb 15, 2017 - Acute coronary syndrome continues to be a significant cause of morbidity and mortality in the United States. Family physicians need to identify and mitigate risk factors early, as well as recognize and respond to acute coronary syndrome events quickly in any clinical setting. Diagnosis ...

American Family Physician : Article

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2017/0215/p232.html

Acute Coronary Syndrome: Diagnostic Evaluation

February 1, 2017

American Family Physician

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2017/0201/afp20170201p170.pdf

Acute Coronary Syndrome: Diagnostic Evaluation - American Family Physician

Feb 1, 2017 - Myocardial infarction (MI), a subset of acute coronary syndrome, is damage to the cardiac muscle as evidenced by elevated cardiac troponin levels in the setting of acute ischemia. Coronary artery disease is the leading cause of mortality in the United States. Chest pain is a common ...

American Family Physician : Article

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2017/0201/p170.html

Acute Kidney Injury: Diagnosis and Management - American Family Physician

Dec 1, 2019 - Acute kidney injury is a clinical syndrome characterized by a rapid decline in glomerular filtration rate and resultant accumulation of metabolic waste products. Acute kidney injury is associated with an increased risk of mortality, cardiovascular events, and progression to chronic ...

American Family Physician : Article

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2019/1201/p687.html

Acute Lower Gastrointestinal Bleeding: Evaluation and Management - American Family ...

Feb 15, 2020 - Evaluation and management of acute lower gastrointestinal bleeding focus on etiologies originating distally to the ligament of Treitz. Diverticular disease is the most common source, accounting for 40% of cases. Hemorrhoids, angiodysplasia, infectious colitis, and inflammatory bowel ...

American Family Physician : Article

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2020/0215/p206.html

Acute Management of Atrial Fibrillation: Part I. Rate and Rhythm Control - American ...

Jul 15, 2002 - Atrial fibrillation is the arrhythmia most commonly encountered in family practice. Serious complications can include congestive heart failure, myocardial infarction, and thromboembolism. Initial treatment is directed at controlling the ventricular rate, most often with a calcium ...

American Family Physician : Article

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2002/0715/p249.html

Acute Management of Atrial Fibrillation: Part I. Rate and Rhythm Control -- American ...

...was as good as rhythm control in reducing or eliminating symptoms and in reducing hospitalization rates, but the com- parative effect on stroke risk was not studied. Electrical Cardioversion. When patients with atrial fibrillation are hemodynamically unstable (e.g., angina,...

American Family Physician

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2002/0715/afp20020715p249.pdf

Acute Management of Atrial Fibrillation: Part II. Prevention of Theomboembolic ...

...Most atrial fibrillation-derived strokes occur within the first 72 hours after medical (pharmacologic) or electrical cardioversion. The risk of stroke is significant for both rhythm conversion methods and is presumed to be due to the presence of left atrial thrombi at the time of...

American Family Physician

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2002/0715/afp20020715p261.pdf

Acute Management of Atrial Fibrillation: Part II. Prevention of Thromboembolic ...

Jul 15, 2002 - Family physicians should be familiar with the acute management of atrial fibrillation and the initiation of chronic therapy for this common arrhythmia. Initial management should include hemodynamic stabilization, rate control, restoration of sinus rhythm, and initiation of ...

American Family Physician : Article

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2002/0715/p261.html

Acute Migraine Headache: Treatment Strategies - American Family Physician

Feb 15, 2018 - Migraine is a primary headache disorder characterized by recurrent attacks. Acetaminophen, nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs, triptans, antiemetics, ergot alkaloids, and combination analgesics have evidence supporting their effectiveness in the treatment of migraine. Acetaminophen ...

American Family Physician : Article

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2018/0215/p243.html

Acute Monoarthritis: Diagnosis in Adults - American Family Physician

Nov 15, 2016 - Acute monoarthritis can be the initial manifestation of many joint disorders. The most common diagnoses in the primary care setting are osteoarthritis, gout, and trauma. It is important to understand the prevalence of specific etiologies and to use the appropriate diagnostic modalities....

American Family Physician : Article

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2016/1115/p810.html

Acute Myocardial Infarction - Clinical Evidence Handbook - American Family Physician

Aug 1, 2003 - What treatments improve outcomes in acute myocardial infarction? Which treatments improve outcomes for cardiogenic shock after acute myocardial infarction?

American Family Physician : Clinical Evidence Handbook

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2003/0801/p519.html

Acute Renal Failure - American Family Physician

Apr 1, 2000 - Acute renal failure occurs in 5 percent of hospitalized patients. Etiologically, this common condition can be categorized as prerenal, intrinsic or postrenal. Most patients have prerenal acute renal failure or acute tubular necrosis (a type of intrinsic acute renal failure that is ...

American Family Physician : Article

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2000/0401/p2077.html

Acute Stroke Diagnosis - American Family Physician

Jul 1, 2009 - Stroke can be categorized as ischemic stroke, intracerebral hemorrhage, and subarachnoid hemorrhage. Awakening with or experiencing the abrupt onset of focal neurologic deficits is the hallmark of ischemic stroke diagnosis. The most common presenting symptoms for ischemic stroke are ...

American Family Physician : Article

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2009/0701/p33.html

ADA Updates Standards of Medical Care for Patients with Diabetes Mellitus - Practice ...

Jan 1, 2017 - The American Diabetes Association (ADA) recently updated its standards of care to provide the components of diabetes care, general treatment goals, and tools to evaluate the quality of care. Key changes in the 2016 update include new screening recommendations, clarification of ...

American Family Physician : Practice Guidelines

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2017/0101/p40.html

ADA Updates Standards of Medical Care in Diabetes Mellitus

January 1, 2017: Practice Guidelines

American Family Physician

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2017/0101/afp20170101p40.pdf

Adding ACE Inhibitors or ARBs to Standard Therapy for Stable Ischemic Heart Disease

...(relative risk [RR] = 0.91; 95% confidence interval [CI], 0.84 to 0.98), nonfatal myocardial infarction (RR = 0.83; 95% CI, 0.73 to 0.94), stroke (RR = 0.79; 95% CI, 0.67 to 0.93), heart failure-related hospitalization (RR = 0.83; 95% CI, 0.70 to 0.98), and the need for revas-...

American Family Physician

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2012/0701/afp20120701p21.pdf

Adding ACE Inhibitors or ARBs to Standard Therapy for Stable Ischemic Heart Disease - ...

Jul 1, 2012 - Are there clinical advantages to augmenting standard therapy for stable ischemic heart disease with an angiotensin-converting enzyme (ACE) inhibitor or angiotensin receptor blocker (ARB)?

American Family Physician : Implementing AHRQ Effective Health Care Reviews

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Adding Sitagliptin Does Not Reduce or Increase the Risk of Cardiovascular Outcomes - ...

Dec 1, 2015 - The glass half full is that sitagliptin does not increase the risk of cardiovascular events in patients with type 2 diabetes. The glass half empty is that it does not reduce the risk, either. And that is the important message: In patients with a mean glycated hemoglobin level of 7.2%, ...

American Family Physician : POEMs

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ADHD in Children: Common Questions and Answers - American Family Physician Restricted content. Login required.

Nov 15, 2020 - Attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) is a multidimensional chronic neurodevelopmental condition that affects 8.4% of U.S. children between two and 17 years of age and may pose long-term morbidity if untreated. The evaluation for ADHD begins when parents or caregivers present ...

American Family Physician : Article

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Adhesive Capsulitis: A Sticky Issue - American Family Physician

Apr 1, 1999 - The shoulder is a very complex joint that is crucial to many activities of daily living. Decreased shoulder mobility is a serious clinical finding. A global decrease in shoulder range of motion is called adhesive capsulitis, referring to the actual adherence of the shoulder capsule to ...

American Family Physician : Article

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Adult Medicine Self-Study Package

AAFP Internal Medicine self-study CME helps you improve adult patient outcomes with the latest prevention and screening recommendations, and disease management

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Advance Directives and Do-Not-Resuscitate Orders - American Family Physician

Oct 1, 2000 - ...to benefit from CPR include people who have cancer that has spread, people whose kidneys don't work well, people who have had a very bad stroke, or people who have severe infections, such as pneumonia, that require hospitalization. If you already have one or more of these...

American Family Physician : Patient Handout

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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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Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices Issues Recommendations for the 1999-2000 ...

Jul 1, 1999 - ...Next: National Stroke Association Develops a Consensus Statement on Prevention of Stroke View the full table of contents >> Home / Journals / afp / Vol. 60/No. 1(July 1, 1999) / Special Medical Reports: Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices Issues Recommendations for the...

American Family Physician : Special Medical Reports

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Advocating for Myself: My Journey Through Poststroke Depression - Close-ups - American ...

Jun 1, 2018 - Although the association between stroke and depression is well known and prevalent, it is often overlooked.

American Family Physician : Close-ups

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AFP By Topic - American Family Physician

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AFP Documents with Keyword: Anticoagulation - American Family Physician

...Finds Lower Mortality and Stroke Risk with Dabigatran, but More GI Bleeds [POEMs] In this well-designed observational study, older patients given an initial prescription of dabigatran had lower all-cause mortality and fewer ischemic and hemorrhagic strokes, but a higher risk of...

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AFP Documents with Keyword: Anticoagulation - American Family Physician

...and direct oral anticoagulants are commonly used for the prevention and treatment of systemic embolism associated with atrial fibrillation, stroke, and venous thromboembolism. Low-molecular-weight heparin and select direct oral anticoagulants can be used for anticoagulation therapy...

American Family Physician

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AFP Documents with Keyword: Anticoagulation - American Family Physician

...Mar 15, 2012 Issue Rivaroxaban vs. Warfarin for Stroke Prevention in Patients with Nonvalvular Atrial Fibrillation [AFP Journal Club] How does rivaroxaban compare with warfarin for stroke prevention in patients with nonvalvular atrial fibrillation? This study concluded that...

American Family Physician

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AFP Documents with Keyword: Anticoagulation - American Family Physician

...and direct oral anticoagulants are commonly used for the prevention and treatment of systemic embolism associated with atrial fibrillation, stroke, and venous thromboembolism. Low-molecular-weight heparin and select direct oral anticoagulants can be used for anticoagulation therapy...

American Family Physician

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AFP Documents with Keyword: Arrhythmias - American Family Physician

...data from randomized trials show that warfarin reduces the risk of stroke from 4.5 percent to 1.4 percent per year in patients with nonvalvular atrial fibrillation and no history of stroke or transient ischemic attack (TIA). Apr 15, 2005 Issue Indications and Recommendations...

American Family Physician

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AFP Documents with Keyword: Arrhythmias - American Family Physician

...Atrial fibrillation is the most common cardiac arrhythmia. It impairs cardiac function and increases the risk of stroke. The incidence of atrial fibrillation increases with age. Key treatment issues include deciding when to restore normal sinus rhythm, when to control rate only, and...

American Family Physician

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AFP Documents with Keyword: Arrhythmias - American Family Physician

...Atrial fibrillation is the most common cardiac arrhythmia. It impairs cardiac function and increases the risk of stroke. The incidence of atrial fibrillation increases with age. Key treatment issues include deciding when to restore normal sinus rhythm, when to control rate only, and...

American Family Physician

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AFP Documents with Keyword: Asthma - American Family Physician

...Aug 15, 2019 Issue Asthma, Back and Neck Pain, Pain During Labor, TIA, CBT for Anxiety [AFP Clinical Answers] Key clinical questions and their evidence-based answers directly from the journal’s content, written by and for family physicians. Aug 1, 2019 Issue More Evidence...

American Family Physician

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AFP Documents with Keyword: Asthma - American Family Physician

...Aug 15, 2019 Issue Asthma, Back and Neck Pain, Pain During Labor, TIA, CBT for Anxiety [AFP Clinical Answers] Key clinical questions and their evidence-based answers directly from the journal’s content, written by and for family physicians. Aug 1, 2019 Issue More Evidence...

American Family Physician

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AFP Documents with Keyword: Atrial Fibrillation - American Family Physician

...Family physicians are often faced with the dilemma of balancing the benefit of stroke prevention with the risk of major bleeding when deciding on anticoagulation treatment in patients with atrial fibrillation. Over the past 10 years, several decision support tools have been...

American Family Physician

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AFP Documents with Keyword: Atrial Fibrillation - American Family Physician

...Treatment of AFib with a factor Xa inhibitor results in a decrease in the combined end point of stroke and embolic events (odds ratio [OR] = 0.89; 95% CI, 0.82 to 0.97), as well as a decrease in intracranial hemorrhage (OR = 0.50; 95% CI, 0.42 to 0.59) and all-cause mortality (OR =...

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