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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...

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...of the cardiovascular or pulmonary systems, including asthma; chronic metabolic diseases, including diabetes mellitus, renal or hepatic dysfunction, hemoglobino- pathies, or immunosuppression (including immunosuppression caused by medications or human immunodeficiency virus [HIV]);...

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...than 25% of concussions occur during sporting activities.9 In athletic settings, females are more prone to concussion.4,6 Males are more likely to be injured through player-to-player contact, whereas females are more likely to be injured through contact with the playing surface or...

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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...

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...Common breast problems include breast mass, pain, and nipple discharge. Breast symp- toms were reported in about 3% of all visits by female patients to family physicians.1 Over a 10-year period, 16% of women 40 to 69 years of age had breast problems, and 10% reported breast symptoms...

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...Usually asymptomatic; more common in females; follows skin cleavage lines Diagnosis is clinical Treatment options include topical cortico- steroids, oral antihistamines, and ultraviolet A or B phototherapy; systemic corticoste- roids may be used for severe symptoms...

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Current Concepts in Concussion: Evaluation and Management

...are no definitive data on whether males or females are at greater risk of concussions, different mechanisms of injury have been suggested. Males seem prone to concussion through player-to-player contact, whereas concussions in females tend to be caused by con- tact with the...

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Diagnosis and Management of Rheumatoid Arthritis - American Family Physician

...Female sex, a positive family history, older age, silicate exposure, and smoking are associated with an increased risk for developing rheumatoid arthritis.1,5,6 Consump- tion of more than three cups of coffee daily-particu- larly decaffeinated coffee-also may contribute.7 High...

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Cultural Controversies on Child Abuse - Letters to the Editor - American Family Physician

Oct 1, 2001 - ...amount to child abuse. There are certain cultures that practice infanticide of defective infants (sometimes defective only because they are female). Is it culturally insensitive to condemn this? It is considered child abuse to pray over a child instead of operating on his or her...

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...Females: 2.4 (1.0 to 10.8) No relationship with severity or time since injury BMI = body mass index. *-Highly significant in multivariate analysis adjusting for other variables. †-Use of any headache medication on 10 or more days per month. Information from references 2,...

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...better tolerated than traditional chemotherapy, but they are associated with several adverse effects, such as acneiform rash, cardiac dysfunction, thrombosis, hyperten- sion, and proteinuria. Small molecule inhibitors are metabolized by cytochrome P450 enzymes and are subject to...

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Tips From Other Journals - American Family Physician

Oct 1, 2002 - ...couple should be evaluated simultaneously. Screening for causes of infertility is generally initiated after one year of unprotected sexual intercourse, although testing may begin earlier if a risk for infertility exists or if the man suspects that he is infertile. Sharlip and...

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