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https://www.aafp.org/family-physician/patient-care/prevention-wellness/social-determinants/access-to-care.html

ACCF and AHA Release Guideline on the Management of Heart Failure

August 1, 2014 Practice Guidelines

American Family Physician

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2014/0801/afp20140801p186.pdf

ACCF and AHA Release Guidelines on the Management of Heart Failure - Practice ...

Aug 1, 2014 - The American College of Cardiology Foundation (ACCF) and American Heart Association (AHA) recently developed guidelines on the diagnosis and treatment of heart failure. The guidelines are based on four progressive stages of heart failure; progression from one stage to the next is ...

American Family Physician : Practice Guidelines

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2014/0801/p186.html

ACCF and AHA Update Guidelines on the Diagnosis and Treatment of Hypertrophic ...

Oct 1, 2012 - Hypertrophic cardiomyopathy (HCM) is a common genetic cardiovascular disease that affects approximately one out of every 500 persons. The American College of Cardiology Foundation (ACCF) and the American Heart Association (AHA) have updated guidelines on the diagnosis and treatment of ...

American Family Physician : Practice Guidelines

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2012/1001/p694.html

ACCF/AHA Release Guideline for Early Cardiovascular Risk Assessment

...microalbuminuria is reasonable in patients with hypertension or diabetes, and may be reasonable in intermediate-risk patients without these conditions. Lipoprotein-Associated Phospholipase A2. Measurement of lipoprotein-associated phospholipase A2 levels may be reasonable in...

American Family Physician

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2011/0715/afp20110715p234.pdf

ACCF/AHA Release Guideline for Early Cardiovascular Risk Assessment - Practice ...

Jul 15, 2011 - Atherosclerotic cardiovascular disease is the leading cause of death among adults in the United States. Because coronary heart disease (CHD) has a long asymptomatic latent period, there is an opportunity for early preventive measures. The American College of Cardiology Foundation (ACCF)...

American Family Physician : Practice Guidelines

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2011/0715/p234.html

ACCP Guidelines for Pulmonary Arterial Hypertension - Practice Guidelines - American ...

Jan 15, 2005 - The American College of Chest Physicians (ACCP) has released evidence-based practice guidelines for the early detection and diagnosis of pulmonary arterial hypertension (PAH).

American Family Physician : Practice Guidelines

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2005/0115/p383.html

ACCP Updates Guidelines for the Treatment of PAH - Practice Guidelines - American ...

Dec 15, 2007 - The American College of Chest Physicians (ACCP) has updated its 2004 guidelines with evidence-based treatment recommendations for the management of pulmonary arterial hypertension (PAH).

American Family Physician : Practice Guidelines

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2007/1215/p1874.html

ACE Inhibitor Use and Elevated Creatinine Levels - Letters to the Editor - American ...

Jul 1, 2003 - ...With constant revising of the best practice recommendations based on results of new trials, I welcomed the article1 and editorial2 on hypertension in patients with diabetes in American Family Physician. However, the editorial2 by Dr. Bakris surprised me in its facile diagnosis and...

American Family Physician : Letter

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2003/0701/p41a.html

ACE Inhibitor Use and Elevated Creatinine Levels - Letters to the Editor - American ...

Jul 1, 2003 - ...Next: Potential Causes of Secondary Hypertension View the full table of contents >> Home / Journals / afp / Vol. 68/No. 1(July 1, 2003) / ACE Inhibitor Use and Elevated Creatinine Levels...

American Family Physician : Letter

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2003/0701/p41.html

ACE Inhibitors or ARBs to Prevent CKD in Patients with Microalbuminuria - FPIN's ...

Oct 15, 2016 - ACE inhibitors reduce the risk of progression to macroalbuminuria in normotensive patients with microalbuminuria and type 1 diabetes mellitus.

American Family Physician : FPIN's Clinical Inquiries

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2016/1015/p652.html

ACE Inhibitors vs. ARBs for Patients with Diabetic Kidney Disease - Cochrane for ...

Jul 1, 2007 - Studies comparing ACE inhibitors or ARBs with placebo found no mortality benefit in patients with diabetic kidney disease. A subgroup analysis of five studies (2,034 total patients) found that, when given at full or maximally tolerated doses, ACE inhibitors reduce all-cause mortality ...

American Family Physician : Cochrane for Clinicians

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2007/0701/p68.html

ACE Inhibitors vs. ARBs for Primary Hypertension - Cochrane for Clinicians - American ...

Apr 15, 2015 - ACE inhibitors and ARBs have similar effects on cardiovascular outcomes and total mortality in head-to-head trials. However, slightly more adverse effects were noted in patients assigned to ACE inhibitor therapy.

American Family Physician : Cochrane for Clinicians

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2015/0415/p522.html

ACE Inhibitors vs. ARBs for Primary Hypertensions

April 15, 2015 Cochrane for Clinicians

American Family Physician

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2015/0415/afp20150415p522.pdf

ACE Inhibitors vs. ARBs for Primary Hypertensions

April 15, 2015 Cochrane for Clinicians

American Family Physician

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2015/0415/afp20150415p523.pdf

ACIP Releases Influenza Vaccination Updates for 2013-2014 - Practice Guidelines - ...

Oct 15, 2013 - The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP) has updated its annual guidelines for routine influenza vaccination in 2013–2014. Vaccination is recommended for all persons six months or older who do not have contraindications.

American Family Physician : Practice Guidelines

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2013/1015/p543.html

ACIP Releases Recommendations for Influenza Vaccination, 2015-2016

October 15, 2015 Practice Guidelines

American Family Physician

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2015/1015/afp20151015p732.pdf

ACIP Releases Recommendations for Influenza Vaccination, 2015-2016 - Practice ...

Oct 15, 2015 - The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP) has released its yearly recommendations for routine influenza vaccination in the 2015–2016 season.

American Family Physician : Practice Guidelines

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2015/1015/p732.html

ACIP Updates Influenza Vaccination Recommendations for 2016-2017

October 15, 2016: Practice Guidelines

American Family Physician

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2016/1015/afp20161015p668.pdf

ACIP Updates Influenza Vaccination Recommendations for 2016-2017 - Practice Guidelines ...

Oct 15, 2016 - The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP) has released its annual recommendations for routine influenza vaccination in the 2016–2017 season.

American Family Physician : Practice Guidelines

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2016/1015/p668.html

ACOG Guidelines on Antepartum Fetal Surveillance - Practice Guidelines - American ...

Sep 1, 2000 - The American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG) has developed guidelines on antepartum fetal surveillance. The goal of antepartum fetal surveillance is to prevent fetal death.

American Family Physician : Practice Guidelines

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2000/0901/p1184.html

ACOG practice bulletin on diagnosing and managing preeclampsia and eclampsia. - ...

Jul 15, 2002 - The American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG) has developed a practice bulletin on the diagnosis and management of preeclampsia and eclampsia.

American Family Physician : Practice Guidelines

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2002/0715/p330.html

ACOG Practice Bulletin on Thyroid Disease in Pregnancy - Practice Guidelines - American...

May 15, 2002 - Guidelines developed by the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG) discuss changes in thyroid function during pregnancy, hyperthyroidism, hypothyroidism, and clinical considerations; and provides recommendations.

American Family Physician : Practice Guidelines

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2002/0515/p2158.html

ACOG Recommendations on Emergency Contraception - Practice Guidelines - American Family...

Nov 15, 2010 - American College of Obstetricians Gynecologists (ACOG) recommendations on emergency contraception. Common indications include contraceptive failure (e.g., condom breakage, missed doses of oral contraceptives) and failure to use any form of contraception.

American Family Physician : Practice Guidelines

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2010/1115/p1278.html

ACOG Releases Guideline on Gestational Diabetes

September 15, 2014 Practice Guidelines

American Family Physician

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2014/0915/afp20140915p416.pdf

ACOG Releases Guideline on Gestational Diabetes - Practice Guidelines - American Family...

Sep 15, 2014 - Gestational diabetes increases the risk of gestational hypertension, preeclampsia, cesarean delivery, and developing diabetes later in life. The American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG) has released a guideline that provides recommendations based on good-quality ...

American Family Physician : Practice Guidelines

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2014/0915/p416.html

ACOG Releases Guidelines for Management of Endometrial Cancer - Practice Guidelines - ...

Aug 1, 2006 - The American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG) has released evidence-based guidelines for the management of endometrial cancer. Endometrial carcinoma is a common gynecologic malignancy that many physicians encounter.

American Family Physician : Practice Guidelines

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2006/0801/p504.html

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

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

American Family Physician : Practice Guidelines

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

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 Guidelines on Management of Adnexal Masses - Practice Guidelines - ...

May 1, 2008 - The American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG) has created guidelines for the management of adnexal masses.

American Family Physician : Practice Guidelines

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2008/0501/p1320.html

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

https://www.aafp.org/afp/1998/0915/p1002.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 Guideline on Lipid Control in Patients with Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus - ...

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

American Family Physician : Practice Guidelines

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

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

ACR Publishes Guidelines for Pharmacologic and Nonpharmacologic Treatment of Gout

...and hypertension. If a patient with gout is obese, he or she should participate in a weight loss program to achieve a body mass index that promotes general health. Patients with gout who smoke should be encouraged to stop smoking. Patients with gout should avoid eating organ...

American Family Physician

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2013/0915/afp20130915p408.pdf

ACR Publishes Guidelines for Pharmacologic and Nonpharmacologic Treatment of Gout - ...

Sep 15, 2013 - The American College of Rheumatology (ACR) has developed recommendations for the management of gout. The recommendations call for a systematic nonpharmacologic and pharmacologic management approach that is intended to be applicable to all patients with gout.

American Family Physician : Practice Guidelines

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2013/0915/p408.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

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

https://www.aafp.org/afp/1999/0201/p693.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 Abdominal Pain in Children - American Family Physician

...in shock, ectopic pregnancy should be sus- pected. Hypertension may be associated with Henoch-Schönlein purpura or hemolytic uremic syndrome.13,14 Kussmaul’s respiration indicates diabetic ketoacidosis. Abdominal Examination. The breathing pat- tern should be observed, and the...

American Family Physician

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2003/0601/afp20030601p2321.pdf

Acute Bacterial Rhinosinusitis in Adults: Part II. Treatment - American Family Physician

Nov 1, 2004 - Although most cases of acute rhinosinusitis are caused by viruses, acute bacterial rhinosinusitis is a fairly common complication. Even though most patients with acute rhinosinusitis recover promptly without it, antibiotic therapy should be considered in patients with prolonged or more ...

American Family Physician : Article

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2004/1101/p1697.html

Acute Chest Pain in an Adolescent - Photo Quiz - American Family Physician

Aug 1, 2006 - Photo Quiz presents readers with a clinical challenge based on a photograph or other image.

American Family Physician : Photo Quiz

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2006/0801/p473.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 Dyspnea in the Office - American Family Physician

Nov 1, 2003 - Respiratory difficulty is a common presenting complaint in the outpatient primary care setting. Because patients may first seek care by calling their physician's office, telephone triage plays a role in the early management of dyspnea. Once the patient is in the office, the initial goal...

American Family Physician : Article

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2003/1101/p1803.html

Acute Dyspnea in the Office - American Family Physician

...Edema, neck vein distension, S3 or S4 hepatojugular Congestive heart failure, reflux, murmurs, rales, hypertension, wheezing pulmonary edema Wheezing, friction rub, lower extremity swelling Pulmonary embolism Absent breath sounds, hyperresonance Pneumothorax Inspiratory...

American Family Physician

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2003/1101/afp20031101p1803.pdf

Acute Kidney Injury: A Guide to Diagnosis and Management - American Family Physician

Oct 1, 2012 - Acute kidney injury is characterized by abrupt deterioration in kidney function, manifested by an increase in serum creatinine level with or without reduced urine output. The spectrum of injury ranges from mild to advanced, sometimes requiring renal replacement therapy. The diagnostic ...

American Family Physician : Article

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2012/1001/p631.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 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 ...

...the development of atrial fibril- lation include rheumatic mitral valve dis- ease, coronary artery disease, congestive heart failure, and hypertension. Noncar- diac conditions that can predispose patients to develop atrial fibrillation include hyperthyroidism, hypoxia, alco- hol...

American Family Physician

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

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

...Although comorbid conditions such as hypertension and vascular disease are factors, the predominant cause of strokes in patients with atrial fibrillation is embolization of a clot from the left atrium. When evaluated using transesophageal echocardiography, up to 30 percent 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 Otitis Media in Children -- FPM

Jun 1, 2004 - The article presents an evidence-based approach to diagnosing and treating otitis media and provides an encounter form.

Family Practice Management : Articles

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2004/0600/p52.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 Respiratory Distress Syndrome - American Family Physician

Jan 15, 2003 - Acute respiratory distress syndrome is a manifestation of acute injury to the lung, commonly resulting from sepsis, trauma, and severe pulmonary infections. Clinically, it is characterized by dyspnea, profound hypoxemia, decreased lung compliance, and diffuse bilateral infiltrates on ...

American Family Physician : Article

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2003/0115/p315.html

Acute Respiratory Distress Syndrome - American Family Physician

May 1, 2002 - Acute respiratory distress syndrome is the clinical manifestation of severe, acute lung injury. It is characterized by the acute onset of diffuse, bilateral pulmonary infiltrates secondary to noncardiogenic pulmonary edema, refractory hypoxia, and decreased lung compliance. Acute ...

American Family Physician : Article

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2002/0501/p1823.html

Acute Respiratory Distress Syndrome -- American Family Physician

...illary hypertension.7 Exclusion of left atrial hypertension as the primary cause of hypox- emia is critical to this definition, and measure- ment of pulmonary capillary wedge pressure may be necessary. The distinction between ALI and ARDS is the degree of hypoxemia,7 defined by...

American Family Physician

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2003/0115/afp20030115p315.pdf

Acute Respiratory Distress Syndrome -- American Family Physician

...of left atrial hypertension Bilateral infiltrates on chest radiography Acute lung injury is present if PaO2/FiO2 ratio is ≤ 300* Acute respiratory distress syndrome is present if PaO2/FiO2 ratio ≤ 200 ARDS = acute respiratory distress syndrome; PaO2 = partial pressure of arterial...

American Family Physician

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2002/0501/afp20020501p1823.pdf

Acute Respiratory Distress Syndrome: Diagnosis and Management

...fron­ tal chest radiograph; and pulmonary artery wedge pressure of 18 mm Hg or less when measured, or no clinical evidence of left atrial hypertension.1 Acute lung injury is a slightly less severe syndrome character­ ized by less profound hypoxemia but oth­ erwise similar diagnostic...

American Family Physician

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2012/0215/afp20120215p352.pdf

Acute Respiratory Distress Syndrome: Diagnosis and Management - American Family Physician

Feb 15, 2012 - Acute respiratory distress syndrome manifests as rapidly progressive dyspnea, tachypnea, and hypoxemia. Diagnostic criteria include acute onset, profound hypoxemia, bilateral pulmonary infiltrates, and the absence of left atrial hypertension. Acute respiratory distress syndrome is ...

American Family Physician : Article

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2012/0215/p352.html

Acute Rhinosinusitis in Adults - American Family Physician

May 1, 2011 - Rhinosinusitis is one of the most common conditions for which patients seek medical care. Subtypes of rhinosinusitis include acute, subacute, recurrent acute, and chronic. Acute rhinosinusitis is further specified as bacterial or viral. Most cases of acute rhinosinusitis are caused by ...

American Family Physician : Article

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2011/0501/p1057.html

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 (

American Family Physician : Article

https://www.aafp.org/afp/1998/1115/p1795.html

Acutely Swollen Tongue in a Middle-Aged Woman

...swelling about three hours earlier, and mild respiratory distress devel- oped during the hour before presentation. She had a history of hypertension, diabetes mellitus, seizure disorder, and moderate mental retardation. She was taking aspirin, lisinopril (Zestril), metformin...

American Family Physician

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2010/0801/afp20100801p279.pdf

Acutely Swollen Tongue in a Middle-Aged Woman - Photo Quiz - American Family Physician

Aug 1, 2010 - Photo Quiz presents readers with a clinical challenge based on a photograph or other image.

American Family Physician : Photo Quiz

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2010/0801/p279.html

ADA Releases Revisions to Recommendations for Standards of Medical Care in Diabetes - ...

Mar 1, 2012 - Caring for patients with diabetes mellitus requires addressing many issues beyond glycemic control. To help physicians provide optimal care for these patients, the American Diabetes Association (ADA) releases annual revisions to its clinical practice recommendations for standards of ...

American Family Physician : Practice Guidelines

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2012/0301/p514.html

ADA Releases Standards of Medical Care for Patients with Diabetes - Practice Guidelines...

Sep 1, 2006 - The American Diabetes Association (ADA) has published a position statement containing evidence-based recommendations for diabetes care, treatment goals, and tools to evaluate the quality of care.

American Family Physician : Practice Guidelines

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2006/0901/p871.html

ADA Releases Updated Recommendations on Standards of Medical Care in Diabetes

...and most women older than 60 years with at least one addi- tional major risk factor (i.e., family history of cardiovascular disease, hypertension, smok- ing, dyslipidemia, or albuminuria). There is insufficient evidence to recommend aspirin therapy as a primary prevention strategy...

American Family Physician

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2010/0715/afp20100715p206.pdf

ADA Releases Updated Recommendations on Standards of Medical Care in Diabetes - ...

Jul 15, 2010 - The 2010 American Diabetes Association's (ADA) Standards of Medical Care in Diabetes includes revisions based on new evidence. Several sections have undergone major changes.

American Family Physician : Practice Guidelines

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2010/0715/p206.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

...converting enzyme inhibitors (ACEIs), angiotensin II receptor antagonists (ARBs), and direct renin inhibitors for treating essential hypertension: an update. Rockville, Md.: Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality; June 2011. http://www.effectivehealthcare.ahrq.gov/ehc/...

American Family Physician

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

Adding Health Education Specialists to Your Practice -- FPM

Apr 1, 2014 - These multifaceted employees can improve patient care, generate additional net revenue, and prepare your practice for the future.

Family Practice Management : Articles

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2014/0300/p10.html

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

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2015/1201/p1020a.html

Additional Side Effects of ACE Inhibitors - Letters to the Editor - American Family ...

Dec 1, 2002 - ...Division of Hypertension Mayo Clinic 200 1st SW Rochester, MN 55905 Send letters to afplet@aafp.org, or 11400 Tomahawk Creek Pkwy., Leawood, KS 66211-2680. Include your complete address, e-mail address, and telephone number. Letters should be fewer than 400 words and limited to...

American Family Physician : Letter

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2002/1201/p2048.html

Addressing Alcohol Use Practice Manual

...disease, diabetes, hypertension, liver disease) • Follow-up visits after hospitalization for an alcohol- related illness • A recent health scare A major component of any conversation should be assessment of patients’ attitudes toward and readiness to change. As you...

Patient Care

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/patient_care/alcohol/alcohol-manual.pdf

Adult ADHD: Evaluation and Treatment in Family Medicine - American Family Physician

Nov 1, 2000 - Attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) affects 30 to 50 percent of adults who had ADHD in childhood. Accurate diagnosis of ADHD in adults is challenging and requires attention to early development and symptoms of inattention, distractibility, impulsivity and emotional lability....

American Family Physician : Article

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2000/1101/p2077.html

Adult Hypertension Treatment Algorithm

...ADULT HYPERTENSION TREATMENT ALGORITHM Basic • H and P • BMP • Urinalysis • Micro-albumin If ACE intolerant If not in control If not in control Beta blocker metoprolol succinate ER 25 mg X 1 daily 50 mg X 1 daily 100 mg X 1 daily (Keep heart...

Family Practice Management

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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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Advanced Life Support in Obstetrics (ALSO)

AAFP's Advanced Life Support in Obstetrics (ALSO) is an evidence-based multidisciplinary training program that prepares maternity health care providers to better manage obstetric emergencies.

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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 ...

American Family Physician : Article

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Adverse Drug Reactions: Types and Treatment Options - American Family Physician

Nov 1, 2003 - Drug hypersensitivity results from interactions between a pharmacologic agent and the human immune system. These types of reactions constitute only a small subset of all adverse drug reactions. Allergic reactions to medications represent a specific class of drug hypersensitivity ...

American Family Physician : Article

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Adverse Drug Reactions: Types and Treatment Options - American Family Physician

...is no evidence that sensitivity to seafood or iodine is predictive of RCM reactions. †-May be withheld in patients with unstable angina, hypertension, arrhythmias, or other contra- indications. Adapted with permission from Greenberger PA, Pat- terson R. The prevention of...

American Family Physician

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AFP

The AAFP's editorially independent, peer-reviewed and evidence-based clinical journal.

American Family Physician

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AFP 2019: New Fellow, New Features, Top 20 Articles of 2018, and AFP Statistics - ...

May 1, 2019 - An overview of the past year and announcement of new features.

American Family Physician : Editorials

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AFP Apps

Learn more about the AFP Journal app.

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AFP by Email

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AFP By Topic - American Family Physician

Feb 1, 2021 - Editors' Choice of Best Available Content

American Family Physician : AFP By Topic

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AFP Clerkship 2012-2013

... Hypertension  Immunizations  Influenza  Kidney Disease  Labor and Delivery  Menopause  Musculoskeletal Care  Neonatology  Obesity  Osteoporosis  Pain  Pneumonia  Point of Care Guides  Prenatal Care  Skin Conditions  STD’s...

Med School and Residency

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AFP Clinical Answers Department Collection - American Family Physician

AFP Clinical Answers highlights key clinical questions and and their evidence-based answers directly from the journal's content. The goal is to provide useful tips applicable at the point of care and remind readers of the topics we've covered.

American Family Physician : Department Collection

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AFP Clinical Answers Department Collection - American Family Physician

AFP Clinical Answers highlights key clinical questions and and their evidence-based answers directly from the journal's content. The goal is to provide useful tips applicable at the point of care and remind readers of the topics we've covered.

American Family Physician : Department Collection

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AFP Content Reflect Readers' Interests - Inside AFP - American Family Physician

Jun 15, 2007 - ...select categories of conditions that they were likely to treat in patients during a typical two-day period. More than 90 percent listed hypertension, diabetes, cholesterol problem, emotional problem, and respiratory infection. More than half said they see patients with the following...

American Family Physician : Inside AFP

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AFP Documents with Keyword: Adolescent Care - American Family Physician

...(BP) in children and adolescents in 2004. An updated guideline was released by the AAP to address increased interest in childhood hypertension (HTN) and an updated search of the literature on the topic. Jul 1, 2017 Issue Use of Media by School-Aged Children and Adolescents: A...

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AFP Documents with Keyword: Adolescent Care - American Family Physician

...(BP) in children and adolescents in 2004. An updated guideline was released by the AAP to address increased interest in childhood hypertension (HTN) and an updated search of the literature on the topic. Jul 1, 2017 Issue Use of Media by School-Aged Children and Adolescents: A...

American Family Physician

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AFP Documents with Keyword: Anticoagulation - American Family Physician

...clot propagation and preventing the recurrence of thrombus, the occurrence of pulmonary embolism, and the development of pulmonary hypertension, which can be a complication of multiple recurrent pulmonary emboli. About 30 percent of patient... Mar 15, 2002 Issue Is Thrombolytic...

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AFP Documents with Keyword: Aortic Aneurysm - American Family Physician

...not detectable on physical examination, and silent until discovered during radiologic testing for other reasons. Tobacco use, hypertension, a family history of AAA, and male sex are clinical risk factors for the development of an aneurysm. Ult... Jun 1, 2005 Issue Screening for...

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