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Red Eye and Aching in the Extremities - Photo Quiz - American Family Physician Restricted content. Login required.

Jun 15, 2020 - A woman presented with redness and pain in her right eye that was achy and associated with watery discharge but no visual changes.

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Bone Infections, Sinusitis, Antihypertensive Therapy and COVID-19, Toilet Training, ... Restricted content. Login required.

Jun 15, 2020 - Key clinical questions and their evidence-based answers directly from the journal’s content, written by and for family physicians.

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Implementing Ambulatory Blood Pressure Monitoring in Primary Care Practice -- FPM

Jun 1, 2020 - In-office blood pressure readings are often inaccurate or insufficient. Here’s a way to get a better picture of how your patients are doing and get paid for it.

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Practice Pearls - May-Jun 2020 -- FPM

Jun 1, 2020 - Check for COVID-19 updates on home isolation and work notes | Ask patients to submit vitals before telehealth | Adapt your documentation setup for telehealth

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How to collect patient vitals for telehealth visits, including AWVs

The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services recently clarified how physicians can collect biometric data for Medicare annual wellness visits from patients who are in their homes.

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https://www.aafp.org/journals/fpm/blogs/inpractice/entry/telehealth_visit_vitals.html

Offer Behavioral Counseling to Prevent CVD in at-Risk Adults

On May 12, the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force issued a draft recommendation statement and draft evidence review on behavioral counseling interventions to promote a healthy lifestyle to prevent cardiovascular disease in at-risk adults.

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How Do We Talk About the Worst-case Scenario?

Against the backdrop of a pandemic, Allison Edwards, M.D., ponders the best way to broach the subject of end-of-life care with a relatively young patient panel in the Fresh Perspectives blog.

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National Heart Month 2017: Family Physicians Address the Heart of the Matter

National Heart Month 2017: Family Physicians Address the Heart of the Matter

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Five steps to set up ambulatory blood pressure monitoring in your practice

Ambulatory blood pressure monitoring (ABPM) provides more accurate data than in-office blood pressure checks, which is useful for identifying issues that might otherwise stay hidden and ruling out white coat hypertension.

Family Practice Management : FPM

https://www.aafp.org/journals/fpm/blogs/inpractice/entry/ambulatory_bp_monitoring.html

Top 20 Research Studies of 2019 for Primary Care Physicians - American Family Physician

May 15, 2020 - In 2019, regular surveillance of 110 English-language research journals identified 254 studies that met the criteria to become POEMs (patient-oriented evidence that matters). Physician members of the Canadian Medical Association rated these POEMs for their relevance to patients in their...

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Screening for Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm: Recommendation Statement - U.S. Preventive ...

May 15, 2020 - The USPSTF recommends 1-time screening for abdominal aortic aneurysm (AAA) with ultrasonography in men aged 65 to 75 years who have ever smoked.

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Segesterone Acetate and Ethinyl Estradiol Vaginal Ring (Annovera) for Contraception - ... Restricted content. Login required.

May 15, 2020 - Annovera is an effective combined progestin/estrogen contraceptive device that can be used for one year.

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https://www.aafp.org/afp/2020/0515/p618.html

Encounter Forms -- FPM Toolbox

May 4, 2020 - Download encounter forms to help ensure accurate documentation for asthma, diabetes, hypertension, and other conditions common in primary care.

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Chronic Dyspnea: Diagnosis and Evaluation - American Family Physician Restricted content. Login required.

May 1, 2020 - Dyspnea is a symptom arising from a complex interplay of diseases and physiologic states and is commonly encountered in primary care. It is considered chronic if present for more than one month. As a symptom, dyspnea is a predictor for all-cause mortality. The likeliest causes of ...

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Endometrial Biopsy: Tips and Pitfalls - American Family Physician Restricted content. Login required.

May 1, 2020 - Endometrial biopsy is a safe and efficient method to evaluate the endometrium for a variety of indications, most commonly abnormal uterine bleeding and postmenopausal bleeding. Endometrial biopsy is highly specific for diagnosing atypical hyperplasia and endometrial cancer in ...

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Tickborne Diseases: Diagnosis and Management - American Family Physician Restricted content. Login required.

May 1, 2020 - Tickborne diseases that affect patients in the United States include Lyme disease, Rocky Mountain spotted fever (RMSF), ehrlichiosis, anaplasmosis, babesiosis, tularemia, Colorado tick fever, and tickborne relapsing fever. Tickborne diseases are increasing in incidence and should be ...

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Lower Extremity Petechiae and Purpura - Photo Quiz - American Family Physician Restricted content. Login required.

May 1, 2020 - A patient presented with a nontender, symmetrical petechial and purpuric rash from the soles to the lower abdomen.

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Therapies for COPD Exacerbations in Adults - Implementing AHRQ Effective Health Care ... Restricted content. Login required.

May 1, 2020 - What are the benefits and harms of pharmacologic and nonpharmacologic treatments for exacerbations of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) in adults?

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https://www.aafp.org/afp/2020/0501/p557.html

Evidence Lacking on HBP Screening in Children, Adolescents

The U.S. Preventive Services Task Force last week issued a draft recommendation statement and draft evidence review on screening for high blood pressure in children and adolescents.

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Hypertension, Pregnancy, Prostate Cancer, Short-Course Antibiotics, Anticonvulsants - ... Restricted content. Login required.

Apr 15, 2020 - Key clinical questions and their evidence-based answers directly from the journal’s content, written by and for family physicians.

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https://www.aafp.org/afp/2020/0415/p460.html

Outpatient Burn Care: Prevention and Treatment - American Family Physician Restricted content. Login required.

Apr 15, 2020 - Most patients with burn injuries are treated as outpatients. Two key determinants of the need for referral to a burn center are burn depth and percentage of total body surface area involved. All burn injuries are considered trauma, prompting immediate evaluation for concomitant ...

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https://www.aafp.org/afp/2020/0415/p463.html

Prescribing Opioids for Chronic Pain: Unintended Consequences of the 2016 CDC Guideline...

Apr 15, 2020 - Since the 2016 CDC guideline for the use of opioid pain relievers was released, there has been a significant reduction in opioid prescribing, and the guideline has been adopted by state Medicaid agencies, insurers, and others. Widespread implementation of the guideline has had ...

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Pandemic Highlights the Need for Full-scope FPs

In this Fresh Perspectives blog post, family physician MaryAnn Dakkak, M.D., M.S.P.H., describes a day on the front lines of the COVID-19 pandemic in a safety-net hospital.

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https://www.aafp.org/news/blogs/freshperspectives/entry/20200406fp-covidhospital.html

Coding for Hypertension: Painting a Picture of the Severity of Illness -- FPM

Apr 1, 2020 - As risk-adjustment scoring increases, the pressure is on to code hypertension correctly. Here’s an overview using common patient scenarios.

Family Practice Management : Articles

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2020/0300/p23.html

Bedtime Instead of Morning Ingestion of Hypertension Medication Equals a Significantly ... Restricted content. Login required.

Apr 1, 2020 - This study found a significant reduction in mortality and morbidity among patients who took their once-daily anti-hypertensive medications at bedtime instead of in the morning. No significant difference occurred in compliance rates between bedtime and morning ingestion times. Individual...

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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 ...

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

Anxiety Disorders - American Family Physician

Apr 1, 2020 - ...Hypertension Musculoskeletal Care Respiratory Tract Infections Urinary Tract Infections/Dysuria Email Alerts Don't miss a single issue. Sign up for the free AFP email table of contents. Sign Up Now Legend Algorithm Point of Care Resource...

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Five Days of Penicillin for Strep Throat Is Equal to 10 Days - POEMs - American Family ... Restricted content. Login required.

Apr 1, 2020 - Five days of 800-mg penicillin four times a day produced noninferior results to 10 days of 1,000-mg penicillin three times a day, with shorter symptom duration. This is not the first study to show similar benefits with a shorter duration of oral antibiotics.

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Caring for Me Is Caring for You: The Power of Self-Care and Personal Transformation -- FPM

Apr 1, 2020 - Want to see change in your team, your organization, or beyond? Start by filling your own tank.

Family Practice Management : Articles

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Probiotics to Augment Antifungal Treatment of Vulvovaginal Candidiasis - FPIN's ... Restricted content. Login required.

Apr 1, 2020 - Adding probiotics (typically Lactobacillus species) to antifungal therapy for vulvovaginal candidiasis improves short-term cure rates by 14% and reduces one-month relapse rates by 66%.

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https://www.aafp.org/afp/2020/0401/p432.html

Looking Beyond Diagnostic Criteria -- FPM

Apr 1, 2020 - The power of family medicine is seeing patients as more than just signs and symptoms.

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PerformanceNavigator: Cardiometabolic Conditions

Satisfy your ABFM Performance Improvement Activities and Self-Assessment Activities requirements through a live or on demand performance in practice experience that addresses some of the most prevalent medical conditions seen by family physicians.

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METRIC Hypertension Module

Improve your hypertension patient care, enhance your practice, earn CME credit, and complete an ABFM Performance Improvement Activity all with the METRIC hypertension module.

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METRIC Asthma Module

This AAFP METRIC asthma module takes you step by step through a performance improvement project aimed at improving patient asthma care.

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Managing Hypertension Using Combination Therapy - American Family Physician Restricted content. Login required.

Mar 15, 2020 - More than 70% of adults treated for primary hypertension will eventually require at least two antihypertensive agents, either initially as combination therapy or as add-on therapy if monotherapy and lifestyle modifications do not achieve adequate blood pressure control. Four main ...

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Genital Ulcers: Differential Diagnosis and Management - American Family Physician Restricted content. Login required.

Mar 15, 2020 - Genital ulcers may be located on the vagina, penis, and anorectal or perineal areas and may be infectious or noninfectious. Herpes simplex virus is the most common cause of genital ulcers in the United States. A diagnosis of genital herpes simplex virus infection is made through ...

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Esketamine (Spravato) for Treatment-Resistant Depression - STEPS - American Family ... Restricted content. Login required.

Mar 15, 2020 - Esketamine is an in-office treatment for patients with a severe major depressive disorder to be used in addition to oral antidepressant therapy.

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Fracture Prevention in Older Adults - Lown Right Care: Reducing Overuse and Underuse - ... Restricted content. Login required.

Mar 15, 2020 - A collaboration between AFP and the Lown Institute promotes a vision of delivering health care that is based on the evidence, balanced in its approach, and focused on the patient.

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Group B Streptococcus Disease: AAP Updates Guidelines for the Management of At-Risk ... Restricted content. Login required.

Mar 15, 2020 - The American Academy of Pediatrics and the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists have updated guidelines for management of early- and late-onset group B streptococcus disease in infants.

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AAFP Performance Improvement CME

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View Chronic Conditions AAFP CME Options

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Geriatric Medicine Self-Study CME Course | AAFP

Enhance your ability to develop evaluation and treatment plans for your geriatric patients with this online CME course from AAFP. Earn 23.5 CME credits.

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Cannabis Use in Older Adults Continues Upward Trend

A recent analysis of patient data from the National Survey on Drug Use and Health found that cannabis use among older adults increased steadily between 2015 and 2018.

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FPM Past Issues 2020

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Tense Bullae and Pruritus - Photo Quiz - American Family Physician Restricted content. Login required.

Mar 1, 2020 - A 72-year-old man presents with a two-month history of worsening pruritic rash and painful blisters on his trunk, bilateral upper and lower extremities, face, and groin.

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Vitamin and Mineral Supplementation for Maintaining Cognitive Functioning in ... Restricted content. Login required.

Mar 1, 2020 - Vitamin and mineral supplementation has little to no beneficial effect on preserving cognitive functioning or preventing dementia in cognitively healthy adults 40 years and older.

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Linagliptin and Glimepiride Equally Effective for Adults with Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus ... Restricted content. Login required.

Mar 1, 2020 - This study found that linagliptin is noninferior to glimepiride for reducing the risk of cardiovascular death, myocardial infarction, and stroke in adults with type 2 diabetes at an increased risk of cardiovascular disease.

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Continuing Medical Education (CME) for Family Medicine | AAFP

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METRIC for Residency Programs

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METRIC User Guide

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METRIC: Meet the ABFM PI Activities Requirement

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Idiopathic Pulmonary Fibrosis

As front-line health care providers, family physicians play an essential role in the early detection of idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis (IPF) and the timely referral to a pulmonologist.

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Access to Care

Get information for your patients about open enrollment for the Health Insurance Marketplace.

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Staff and Editors | AAFP FP Essentials

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FP Delivers Essential, Full-scope Care for Rural Community

Family physician Zita Magloire, M.D., delivered nearly 90 babies in her small community last year and is determined to show medical students and residents that they can incorporate obstetrics in their practices, too.

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The Risk of Corticosteroids in Community-Acquired Pneumonia - Letters to the Editor - ...

Feb 15, 2020 - ...conditions, immunocompromised state, and concurrent use of nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs. Hyperglycemia, fluid retention, hypertension, delirium, psychosis, insomnia, osteonecrosis, and gastrointestinal bleeding may consequently be underestimated. The potential harmful...

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Increased Readmissions and Adverse Events with Intensification of Antihypertensive ... Restricted content. Login required.

Feb 15, 2020 - The intensification of antihypertensive regimens on discharge in older adults hospitalized for noncardiac conditions is associated with an increased risk of readmission (number needed to harm [NNH] = 27) and medication-related serious adverse events (NNH = 63) within 30 days.

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Advanced Life Support in Obstetrics (ALSO) | AAFP

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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The Speciality of Family Medicine

Access to primary care is key to leading a longer, healthier life. Learn about the specialty of family medicine and how it benefits us all.

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A three-step guide to coding for multiple skin procedures in a single visit

Follow these three steps to bill correctly, avoid denials, and make sure you’re not leaving revenue on the table when you perform skin biopsies and lesion removals.

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