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afp20071001p997.pdf

...Central nervous system lesions (e.g., mul- tiple sclerosis, stroke, tumor) can also cause facial nerve palsy. However, some motor neu- rons to the forehead cross sides at the level of the brainstem, so the fibers in the facial nerve going to the forehead come from both cere- bral...

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afp20071015p1169.pdf

...pleasur- able rush followed by euphoria, heightened attention, and increased energy. Possible adverse effects include myocardial infarction, stroke, seizures, rhabdomyolysis, cardiomyopathy, psychosis, and death. Chronic methamphetamine use is associated with neurologic and...

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afp20071215p1837.pdf

...for the initiation or continuation of psychotropic medications. Increasing evidence associates the use of atypical antipsychotics for demen- tia in skilled nursing facilities with a higher risk of cerebrovascular accidents and mor- tality.17 Table 2 lists the indications for using...

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afp20080301p643.pdf

...reten- tion.15 up to 56 percent of patients who have suffered a stroke will experience urinary retention, primar- ily because of detrusor hyporeflexia. in a prospective study, 23 of 80 patients with ischemic stroke developed Table 2. Pharmacologic Agents Associated with Urinary...

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afp20080301p651.pdf

...Basal ganglia insult Ischemic or hemorrhagic stroke Postinfectious (encephalitis) Posttraumatic Coexistent with another movement disorder Dystonia Essential tremor Myoclonus Restless legs syndrome Exposure to drugs or toxins Cocaine Stimulants Tardive...

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afp20080315p797.pdf

...30. Scannapieco FA, Bush RB, Paju S. Associations between periodontal disease and risk for atherosclerosis, cardiovascular disease, and stroke. A systematic review. Ann Periodontol. 2003;8(1):38-53. 31. Caplan DJ, Chasen JB, Krall EA, et al. Lesions of endodontic origin and risk...

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afp20080315p807.pdf

...8. Volicer L, Hurley AC, Blasi ZV. Characteristics of demen- tia end-of-life care across care settings. Am J Hosp Pal- liat Care. 2003;20(3):191-200. 9. Hospice and Palliative Care Association of NY State. Common misperceptions about hospice. http://www....

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afp20080401p957.pdf

...1. American Heart Association. Heart disease and stroke statistics-2007 update. Dallas, Tex.: American Heart Association; 2007. http://www. americanheart.org /downloadable /heart /1166712318459HS_Stats InsideText.pdf. Accessed October 17, 2007. Heart Failure 964 American...

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afp20080501p1271.pdf

...neurologic event, such as traumatic brain injury, stroke, or other brain damage. Devel- opmental stuttering can be differentiated from acquired stuttering because, with the developmental form, stuttering occurs at the beginning of words and the second- ary behaviors are more obvious...

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afp20080501p1279.pdf

...blockers for hypertensive patients with chronic kidney disease; and diuretic and angiotensin-converting enzyme inhibitors for recurrent stroke prevention in patients with hypertension. (Am Fam Physician. 2008;77(9):1279-1286, 1289. Copyright © 2008 American Academy of Family...

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afp20080601p1553.pdf

...18. Psaty BM, Smith nL, Heckbert SR, et al. Diuretic ther- apy, the alpha-adducin gene variant, and the risk of myocardial infarction or stroke in persons with treated hypertension. JAMA. 2002;287(13):1680-1689. 19. Kurland L, Melhus H, Karlsson J, et al. Aldosterone synthase...

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afp20080715p206.pdf

...Ultrasound screening leads to carotid endarterectomies, which give rise to strokes; alternatively, screening with carotid angiography leads to strokes37 Cervical cancer Recommends against routine screening in persons older than 65 years who have a recent history of normal...

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afp20080901p583.pdf

...taking combined estrogen and progestin therapy have a higher risk of myocardial infarction (Mi) and venous thromboembolism after one year, stroke after three years, and breast cancer after five years. how- ever, there is a lower incidence of fractures and colon cancer in women who...

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afp20081101p1052.pdf

...by other studies.10,11 Childhood hypertension can lead to adult hypertension, an important risk factor for coronary artery disease and stroke,12 and increases the risk of early signs of atherosclerosis, although the long- term implications of this are uncertain.13 DiAbetes The...

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afp20081115p1155-s1.pdf

...Neuropathic (e.g., diabetic neuropathy; trigeminal neuralgia; postherpetic neuralgia or spinal cord injury; multiple sclerosis or stroke-related neuropathy; fibromyalgia) Treatment plan Set realistic goals 1. Address lifestyle issues (e.g., weight loss, cessation of...

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afp20081115p1155.pdf

...regional pain syndrome, phantom pain, metabolic); central nervous system conditions (Parkinson disease, multiple sclerosis, myelopathies, stroke); fibromyalgia Mixed (combination of pain patterns) Various conditions Chronic Nonmalignant Pain 1158 American Family...

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afp20081115p1173.pdf

...edema (heart failure, liver disease, or malnutrition), poor muscle tone (advancing neurologic condition), and neurologic abnormalities (stroke or brain metastases). laboratory studies should be considered (Table 210-12), although their results affect management in only 5 percent...

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afp20081201p1254.pdf

...Late: motor and sensory dysfunction, stroke, radionecrosis Follow-up MRIs Corticosteroids Brain tissue Acute: edema, fatigue, nausea Late: radionecrosis, memory loss Follow-up MRIs Corticosteroids Surgery for persistent, symptomatic necrosis Hair Acute/late:...

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afp20081201p1265.pdf

...Neurologic disorder (e.g., stroke, seizures) Pain Sleep deprivation Surgery Urinary catheter Withdrawal from alcohol, illicit drugs, or benzodiazepines December 1, 2008 ◆ Volume 78, Number 11 www.aafp.org/afp American Family Physician 1267 CliniCal Diagnosis...

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afp20090201p193.pdf

...progesterone, slightly reduced the risk of hip and vertebral fractures, but found that this ben- efit did not outweigh the increased risk of stroke, venous Osteoporosis February 1, 2009 ◆ Volume 79, Number 3 www.aafp.org/afp American Family Physician 199 thromboembolism,...

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afp20090301p391.pdf

...Includes head trauma, stroke, cancer, inflammatory conditions, encephalitis, neurodegenerative conditions NOTE: Hypersomnia due to secondary causes is much more common than primary hypersomnia. Information from reference 11. Daytime Sleepiness March 1, 2009 ◆ Volume 79,...

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afp20090315p459.pdf

...following an ICU stay. In addition to monitoring patients for well-known complications, such as myo- cardial infarction, pneumonia, and stroke, physicians should be aware of a subset of well-established disease processes specifi- cally associated with the post-ICU course (Table 1)....

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afp20090315p489.pdf

...of core body temperature to between 100.4°F (38.0°C) and 104.9°F (40.5°C). Treatment is similar to that of minor heat illness. Heat stroke, a medical emergency, presents as acute changes in mental status accompanied by a core body temperature greater than 104.9°F. It is a...

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afp20090401p583.pdf

...testis, may be present on the scrotal wall, indicating infarction and necrosis. The cremasteric reflex, elicited by stroking the skin of the upper medial thigh, should always be evaluated. A normal reflex (i.e., ipsilateral cremasteric muscle contraction producing unilateral testis...

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afp20090401p591.pdf

...may also be helpful in losing and managing weight, and lowering cho- lesterol. Epidemiologic evidence suggests that green tea may prevent stroke and cardiovascular disease. Green tea appears to be safe, although there have been case reports of hepatotoxicity possibly related to a...

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afp20090515p863.pdf

...23. Prevention of stroke by antihypertensive drug treatment in older per- sons with isolated systolic hypertension. Final results of the Systolic Hypertension in the Elderly Program (SHEP). SHEP Cooperative Research Group. JAMA. 1991;265(24):3255-3264. 24. Ernst ME, Carter BL,...

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afp20090701p33.pdf

...Acute Stroke Diagnosis KENNETH S. YEW, CAPT, MC, USN, Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences, Bethesda, Maryland ERIC CHENG, MD, MS, University of California, Los Angeles, Department of Neurology, Los Angeles, California T he symptoms of stroke can some- times...

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afp20090701p67.pdf

...of myocardial infarc- tion, but advise him that this medication will increase his risk of having a gastrointestinal bleed or hemorrhagic stroke.10 a guideline can help to estimate relative risks and ben- efits, but deciding what to do will depend on the value the patient places on...

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afp20090715p167.pdf

...Stroke Temporal lobe epilepsy Wilson disease Other conditions Chronic pyelonephritis Pancreatitis Postpartum depression Medications Analgesics (e.g., indomethacin [formerly Indocin], opiates) Antibiotics and anti-infectives (e.g., interferon)...

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afp20100101p33.pdf

...or headache with or without neurologic symptoms; suspected cervical artery dissection; transient ischemic attack, which may indicate vertebrobasilar insufficiency or carotid artery ischemia or stroke; suspected neoplasia; suspected infec- tion, such as diskitis, osteomyelitis, or...

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afp20100101p55.pdf

...Lack of physical activity contributes to many of the chronic diseases that occur in older adults, including heart disease, stroke, diabe- tes mellitus, lung disease, Alzheimer disease, hypertension, and cancer. Lack of physical activity, combined with poor dietary habits, has also...

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afp20100401p863.pdf

...diabetes, such as nephropathy, retinopathy, neuropathy, cardiovascular disease, stroke, and death, can be delayed or prevented with appropriate treatment of elevated blood pressure, lipids, and blood glucose.1-4 In 1997, the American Diabetes Asso- ciation (ADA) introduced an...

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afp20100501p1139.pdf

...Other potential diagnoses may include tetanus, over- dose of sympathomimetic drugs, meningitis, encepha- litis, thyroid storm, heat stroke, delirium tremens, or sepsis.8,14,17,18 Laboratory tests and other diagnostic tests, such as imaging studies, may be ordered based on physi- cal...

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afp20100515p1229.pdf

...gastrostomy does not improve nutritional status or quality of life for residents with dementia,10,11 and residents with dysphagia after a stroke who receive tube feedings do not have a decreased risk of aspiration pneumonia.12 Feeding tubes can cause discomfort and agitation and...

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afp20100515p1250.pdf

...ataxia, dysarthria, dysphagia, hemiparesis, seizures [chemotherapy and XRT]); motor and sensory deficits; cerebrovascular complications (stroke, Moya Moya, occlusive cerebral; vasculopathy [XRT and surgery]); brain tumor (any XRT dose) Peripheral nervous system Plant alkaloids...

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afp20100601p1351.pdf

...Coma; confusion; neuropathy; retinal hemorrhage; seizures; stroke; tinnitus; vision loss Psychiatric Acute psychosis; attempted suicide; hearing loss; panic attacks; suicidal ideation Other Autoimmune diseases; renal, cardiac, or pulmonary failure; worsening of hepatitis...

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afp20100701p53.pdf

...this is rofecoxib (Vioxx), which was withdrawn because of increased risk of serious thrombotic events (including myocardial infarction and stroke) following long-term use compared with placebo. Such problems may occur because licensing decisions are based on short-term clinical...

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afp20100701p61.pdf

...Stroke Vertebrobasilar insufficiency Vestibular disorders Sensory abnormalities Hearing impairment Peripheral neuropathy Visual impairment Other Other acute medical illnesses Recent hospitalization Recent surgery Use of certain medications (i.e.,...

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afp20100701p69.pdf

...have resolved spontaneously could suggest neurologic causes, such as trigeminal neu- ralgia, migraine and cluster headaches, and transient ischemic attack. Palpation of the orbits and measurement of intraocular pres- sure can rule out narrow-angle glaucoma. Palpation of the temporal...

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afp20100915p621.pdf

...Contraceptives containing estrogen, which can increase thrombotic risk, should be avoided in women with a history of venous thromboembolism, stroke, cardiovascular disease, or periph- eral vascular disease. Progestin-only contraceptives are recommended for women with...

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afp20101201p1381.pdf

...disorders. In addition, several studies have reported associations between periodontal disease and diabetes mellitus, heart disease, stroke, and adverse pregnancy outcomes.2-4 Identifying these oral findings may allow for early diagnosis and treatment. Family physicians should be...

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afp20110115p173.pdf

...Stroke (dysphagic) Early placement of an enteral feeding tube (within the first week) has not been shown to improve long- term survival, complication rates, or length of hospitalization6 B Very low-birth- weight infants There is no evidence that early feeding affects...

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https://www.aafp.org/afp/2011/0115/afp20110115p173.pdf

afp20110201p271.pdf

...Carotid dissection Cause of stroke; can be spontaneous or follow minor trauma or sudden neck movement; unilateral headache or face pain; ipsilateral Horner syndrome Cervical spondylosis Worse with neck movement; posterior distribution; pain is neuralgic in character and sometimes...

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afp20110215p483.pdf

...Computed tomography (CT) is the diagnos- tic standard for acute stroke even though its accuracy has not been formally established. The sensitivity of CT, which is estimated to be 12 to 92 percent, depends on the imaging features of infarction, time from onset to examination, and...

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afp20110615p1403.pdf

...tia.1 Like other types of dementia, it is characterized by progressive memory loss and cognitive decline. Alzheimer disease is usually diagnosed in persons older than 65 years, and its prevalence increases every decade thereafter. Nearly one-half of Ameri- cans 85 years and older...

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afp20110901p551.pdf

...not been shown to consistently improve patient-oriented outcomes. There is good evidence for using statins in the secondary prevention of stroke and peripheral arterial disease. (Am Fam Physician. 2011;84(5):551-558. Copyright © 2011 American Academy of Family Physicians.) ▲...

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afp20111115p1138.pdf

...CKD is also associated with significantly increased risks of cardiovascular disease3 and stroke.4 The incidence and prevalence of CKD among U.S. adults have increased dramatically since 1991.5 More than 500,000 Americans were treated for end-stage renal disease in 2007.6 The...

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afp20120115p139.pdf

...associated with poorer outcomes in patients with a variety of medical con- ditions, such as coronary artery disease, diabetes mellitus, and stroke.8-10 Treatment of depression may reduce mortality from these conditions, as well as help prevent suicide.11-13 Therefore, accurately...

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afp20120915p521-s1.pdf

...is a transient ischemic attack (TIA)? A transient ischemic attack, or TIA, happens when a blood vessel called an artery becomes blocked. This causes less blood to get to your brain. It is sometimes called a mini stroke. The difference between TIA and stroke is that in TIA, the...

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afp20120915p521.pdf

...Transient Ischemic Attack: Part I. Diagnosis and Evaluation B. BRENT SIMMONS, MD; BARBARA CIRIGNANO, MD; and ANNETTE B. GADEGBEKU, MD Drexel University College of Medicine, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania O ver the past 10 years, transient ischemic attack (TIA) has been redefined...

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afp20130215p267-s1.pdf

...National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke Website: http://www.ninds.nih.gov/disorders/ parkinsons_disease/parkinsons_disease.htm The Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson’s Research Website: http://www.michaeljfox.org/ February 2013 Parkinson Disease:...

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afp20130301p337.pdf

...DKA include hypokalemia, hypoglycemia, acute renal failure, and shock. Less com­ mon problems can include rhabdomyolysis,41 throm­ bosis and stroke,42 pneumomediastinum,43 prolonged corrected QT interval,44 pulmonary edema,45 and mem­ ory loss with decreased cognitive function in...

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afp20130415p556.pdf

...used for the prevention and treatment of dis- orders such as systemic embolism associated with atrial fibrillation, stroke, and venous thromboembolism (VTE). LMWH allows for the initiation of anticoagulation therapy on an outpatient basis. After decades during which warfarin was...

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afp20130515p682.pdf

...Use of illicit drugs, including cocaine and metham- phetamine, can increase the risk of intracranial bleeding or stroke. Prescription or over-the-counter medications such as aspirin, other nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs, anticoagulants, and glucocorticoids increase the risk of...

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afp20130601p796.pdf

...exists. Patients in the aspirin group had a lower rate of major vascular events, defined as the composite of VTE, myocardial infarction, stroke, or cardiovascular death (5.2% vs. 8% per year; number needed to treat [NNT] = 36; P = .01). In addition, there was no significant increase...

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afp20130601p799.pdf

...exists. Patients in the aspirin group had a lower rate of major vascular events, defined as the composite of VTE, myocardial infarction, stroke, or cardiovascular death (5.2% vs. 8% per year; number needed to treat [NNT] = 36; P = .01). In addition, there was no significant increase...

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afp20130615od1.pdf

...initiative sponsored by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services that aims to decrease the number of heart attacks and strokes by 1 million over the next five years. It emphasizes the use of effective clinical preventive services combined with multifaceted policy inter-...

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afp20130701p20.pdf

...Evidence-Based Answer Pharmacologic treatment of mild hypertension for up to five years does not reduce coronary events, stroke, or mortality compared with placebo. (Strength of Recom- mendation: B, based on inconsistent or limited-quality patient-oriented evidence.) Practice...

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afp20130701p21.pdf

...Evidence-Based Answer Pharmacologic treatment of mild hypertension for up to five years does not reduce coronary events, stroke, or mortality compared with placebo. (Strength of Recom- mendation: B, based on inconsistent or limited-quality patient-oriented evidence.) Practice...

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afp20130801p164.pdf

...blood cells for arbitrary hemoglobin or hematocrit thresholds and in the absence of symptoms or active coronary disease, heart failure, or stroke.7 AABB guideline Don’t do workup for clotting disorder (order hypercoagulable testing) for patients who develop first episode of...

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afp20130815p231.pdf

...daytime sleepiness, obesity, treatment- refractory hypertension, need for bariatric surgery, atrial fibrillation, congestive heart failure, stroke, nocturnal cardiac dysrhythmias, type 2 diabetes mellitus, and pulmonary hypertension. If OSA is suspected, a referral for...

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afp20130901p333.pdf

...out- come among patients in the aliskiren group. This composite included cardiovascular death, cardiac arrest, myocardial infarction, stroke, unplanned hospitalization for heart failure, end-stage renal disease or death due to renal failure, or doubling of serum creatinine levels....

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afp20130901p333a.pdf

...out- come among patients in the aliskiren group. This composite included cardiovascular death, cardiac arrest, myocardial infarction, stroke, unplanned hospitalization for heart failure, end-stage renal disease or death due to renal failure, or doubling of serum creatinine levels....

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afp20130901p337.pdf

...out- come among patients in the aliskiren group. This composite included cardiovascular death, cardiac arrest, myocardial infarction, stroke, unplanned hospitalization for heart failure, end-stage renal disease or death due to renal failure, or doubling of serum creatinine levels....

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afp20131015od4.pdf

...29,873 patients who were followed for up to five years. The rates of the compos- ite outcome of death or hospitalization for heart failure, stroke, or myocardial infarc- tion were low and similar in both groups: 3.2 to 3.4 events per 100 persons per year of follow-up. However,...

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afp20131115p676-s1.pdf

...How is GCA treated? GCA requires higher doses of steroids. This will help lower your risk of going blind, having a stroke, or other problems. Your doctor may start you on steroids even before he or she is sure you have GCA. Symptoms improve quickly over a few days, but sometimes,...

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afp20131215od1.pdf

...(0.73% intervention vs. 0.86% control) and a composite primary outcome of cardiovascular death, nonfatal myocardial infarction, nonfatal stroke, or hospitalization for angina (1.83% intervention vs. 1.92% control). Most of the individual outcomes had relative risks of less than 1.0,...

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afp20140201p224.pdf

...infarction risk, or stroke risk? Bottom Line Population-based screening for heart dis- ease or valve disease with echocardiography will identify cardiac pathology in patients but does not decrease mortality, myocardial infarction risk, or stroke risk. (Level of Evi- dence = 1b)...

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https://www.aafp.org/afp/2014/0201/afp20140201p224.pdf

afp20140201p225.pdf

...infarction risk, or stroke risk? Bottom Line Population-based screening for heart dis- ease or valve disease with echocardiography will identify cardiac pathology in patients but does not decrease mortality, myocardial infarction risk, or stroke risk. (Level of Evi- dence = 1b)...

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https://www.aafp.org/afp/2014/0201/afp20140201p225.pdf

afp20140201p226.pdf

...infarction risk, or stroke risk? Bottom Line Population-based screening for heart dis- ease or valve disease with echocardiography will identify cardiac pathology in patients but does not decrease mortality, myocardial infarction risk, or stroke risk. (Level of Evi- dence = 1b)...

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https://www.aafp.org/afp/2014/0201/afp20140201p226.pdf

afp20140401p574.pdf

...had hyperlipidemia and approximately 30% had diabetes. The primary outcome was a composite of death from cardiovascular or renal causes, stroke, myocardial infarction, hospitalization for acute heart failure, wors- ening renal insufficiency, or the need for permanent dialysis. At a...

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afp20140401p574a.pdf

...had hyperlipidemia and approximately 30% had diabetes. The primary outcome was a composite of death from cardiovascular or renal causes, stroke, myocardial infarction, hospitalization for acute heart failure, wors- ening renal insufficiency, or the need for permanent dialysis. At a...

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afp20140401p578.pdf

...had hyperlipidemia and approximately 30% had diabetes. The primary outcome was a composite of death from cardiovascular or renal causes, stroke, myocardial infarction, hospitalization for acute heart failure, wors- ening renal insufficiency, or the need for permanent dialysis. At a...

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afp20140615p936.pdf

...recent study. These complications include the incidence of lower-extremity amputation, end-stage renal disease, acute myocardial infarction, stroke, and deaths from hyperglycemic crisis. According to CDC researchers, possible reasons for the decline include an increased emphasis on...

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https://www.aafp.org/afp/2014/0615/afp20140615p936.pdf

afp20140815p260.pdf

...lipoprotein cholesterol (LDL-C) and an increased risk of atherosclerotic car- diovascular disease (ASCVD), including coronary heart disease, stroke, and peripheral arterial disease. Random- ized controlled trials (RCTs) have found that treating with statins reduces ASCVD events....

American Family Physician

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2014/0815/afp20140815p260.pdf

afp20140901p326a.pdf

...[CI], 2% to 22%), major cardiovascular events by 14% (95% CI, 5% to 33%), and heart failure by 19% (95% CI, 7% to 29%), and did not decrease stroke risk compared with placebo or other treatments. ARBs did not affect any of these outcomes other than heart failure (30% decrease; 95%...

American Family Physician

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2014/0901/afp20140901p326a.pdf

afp20140901p331.pdf

...[CI], 2% to 22%), major cardiovascular events by 14% (95% CI, 5% to 33%), and heart failure by 19% (95% CI, 7% to 29%), and did not decrease stroke risk compared with placebo or other treatments. ARBs did not affect any of these outcomes other than heart failure (30% decrease; 95%...

American Family Physician

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2014/0901/afp20140901p331.pdf

afp20140901p335.pdf

...[CI], 2% to 22%), major cardiovascular events by 14% (95% CI, 5% to 33%), and heart failure by 19% (95% CI, 7% to 29%), and did not decrease stroke risk compared with placebo or other treatments. ARBs did not affect any of these outcomes other than heart failure (30% decrease; 95%...

American Family Physician

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2014/0901/afp20140901p335.pdf

afp20141015p579.pdf

...may be limited by the small sample size, which prevents the ability to detect differences in incidence of diabetes complications, including stroke and myocardial infarction. Study design: Randomized controlled trial (nonblinded) Funding source: Industry plus government...

American Family Physician

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2014/1015/afp20141015p579.pdf

afp20150201p172-s1.pdf

...is it important to treat high blood pressure? Treatment is important because having high blood pressure increases your risk of heart attack, stroke, and heart failure. How is it detected? Your doctor can measure your blood pressure with a blood pressure cuff that goes around your...

American Family Physician

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2015/0201/afp20150201p172-s1.pdf

afp20150401p434.pdf

March 1, 2015 Editorials

American Family Physician

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2015/0401/afp20150401p434.pdf

afp20150501p625-s1.pdf

...if you smoke, talk with your doctor about birth control that has estrogen in it. These conditions may increase your risk of blood clots and stroke. Condoms are the only birth control method that decreases your risk of getting a sexually transmitted infection. Condoms can be used...

American Family Physician

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2015/0501/afp20150501p625-s1.pdf

afp20151001p556.pdf

...pulmo- nary disease, congestive heart failure, hypertension, cor- onary artery disease, or mood disorders. Patients with a history of stroke also will be included in the test model. According to CMS, the model will test the hypoth- esis that if Medicare Advantage plans offer...

American Family Physician

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2015/1001/afp20151001p556.pdf

afp20160201p178.pdf

February 1, 2016 Cochrane for Clinicians

American Family Physician

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2016/0201/afp20160201p178.pdf

afp20160301p410.pdf

...was 63 years, 71% were men, and 5% were black. This was a very high-risk group: 75% had coronary artery disease, 23% had a previous stroke, 20% had peripheral arterial disease, and 25% had a coronary artery bypass graft. The other hypoglycemic medications used by patients included...

American Family Physician

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2016/0301/afp20160301p410.pdf

afp20160301p411.pdf

...was 63 years, 71% were men, and 5% were black. This was a very high-risk group: 75% had coronary artery disease, 23% had a previous stroke, 20% had peripheral arterial disease, and 25% had a coronary artery bypass graft. The other hypoglycemic medications used by patients included...

American Family Physician

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2016/0301/afp20160301p411.pdf

afp20160501p738.pdf

...(A) Recommend aspirin use in women 55 to 79 years of age for reduction in ischemic stroke if benefit outweighs risk (I) IETRFOA aspirin for primary prevention of cardiovascular risk reduction in individuals 80 years and older (D) Recommend against use of aspirin for CVD...

American Family Physician

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2016/0501/afp20160501p738.pdf

afp20160615p1032.pdf

...Meta-Analysis: Intensive BP Control Decreases Major CV Events and Stroke, but Not MI, Heart Failure, or Mortality Clinical Question Does intensive lowering of blood pressure (BP) improve the lives of patients with hypertension? Bottom Line Patients with hypertension who are...

American Family Physician

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2016/0615/afp20160615p1032.pdf

afp20160615p1036.pdf

...Meta-Analysis: Intensive BP Control Decreases Major CV Events and Stroke, but Not MI, Heart Failure, or Mortality Clinical Question Does intensive lowering of blood pressure (BP) improve the lives of patients with hypertension? Bottom Line Patients with hypertension who are...

American Family Physician

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2016/0615/afp20160615p1036.pdf

afp20160615p1037.pdf

...Meta-Analysis: Intensive BP Control Decreases Major CV Events and Stroke, but Not MI, Heart Failure, or Mortality Clinical Question Does intensive lowering of blood pressure (BP) improve the lives of patients with hypertension? Bottom Line Patients with hypertension who are...

American Family Physician

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2016/0615/afp20160615p1037.pdf

afp20160901od1.pdf

September 1, 2016: Medicine by the Numbers

American Family Physician

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2016/0901/afp20160901od1.pdf

afp20160901p355-s1.pdf

...• Heart disease, including heart failure • Stroke • Hypertension (not controlled with medicine) • Depression • Increased risk of motor vehicle crashes • Overall increased risk of death Where can I get more information? Your doctor American Sleep Apnea Association...

American Family Physician

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2016/0901/afp20160901p355-s1.pdf

afp20160901p384.pdf

...Newer Sulfonylureas Not Associated with Increased Mortality, MIs, or Strokes Clinical Question Are newer-generation sulfonylureas associated with bad outcomes in patients with type 2 diabetes mellitus? Bottom Line In multiple randomized trials, the long-term use of second- or...

American Family Physician

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2016/0901/afp20160901p384.pdf

afp20160901p384a.pdf

...Newer Sulfonylureas Not Associated with Increased Mortality, MIs, or Strokes Clinical Question Are newer-generation sulfonylureas associated with bad outcomes in patients with type 2 diabetes mellitus? Bottom Line In multiple randomized trials, the long-term use of second- or...

American Family Physician

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2016/0901/afp20160901p384a.pdf

afp20160901p386.pdf

...Newer Sulfonylureas Not Associated with Increased Mortality, MIs, or Strokes Clinical Question Are newer-generation sulfonylureas associated with bad outcomes in patients with type 2 diabetes mellitus? Bottom Line In multiple randomized trials, the long-term use of second- or...

American Family Physician

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2016/0901/afp20160901p386.pdf

afp20160915p442-s1.pdf

...of your heart to shake, and not pump blood well. Sometimes a clot can form in this chamber, and if that clot breaks free it can cause a stroke. What are the symptoms? Your heartbeat may feel fast and uneven. You may also feel weak, tired, or short of breath. You may find it hard...

American Family Physician

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2016/0915/afp20160915p442-s1.pdf

afp20161101p691.pdf

November 1, 2016: Cochrane for Clinicians

American Family Physician

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2016/1101/afp20161101p691.pdf

afp20161101p692.pdf

November 1, 2016: Cochrane for Clinicians

American Family Physician

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2016/1101/afp20161101p692.pdf

afp20161115p820-s1.pdf

...to the nerves and blood vessels in the penis. This allows the penis to fill with blood. Some medical conditions block these signals, such as strokes, spine or pelvic injuries, Parkinson disease, and multiple sclerosis. Nerve damage from diabetes or prostate surgery can also cause...

American Family Physician

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2016/1115/afp20161115p820-s1.pdf

afp20161201p880.pdf

December 1, 2016: Cochrane for Clinicians

American Family Physician

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2016/1201/afp20161201p880.pdf

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