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AFP Documents with Keyword: Obesity - American Family Physician

...Obesity is one of the most common medical problems in the United States and a risk factor for illnesses such as hypertension, diabetes, degenerative arthritis and myocardial infarction. It is a cause of significant morbidity and mortality and generates great social and financial...

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AFP Documents with Keyword: Obesity - American Family Physician

...United States, and effective treatment is challenging. Obesity is associated with an increased mortality rate and risk factors such as hypertension, hyperlipidemia and diabetes mellitus. Numerous treatments are available for obesity. Behavioral therapy, surg... Feb 15, 1999...

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AFP Documents with Keyword: Office Procedures - American Family Physician

...manual readings are an average 13.4 to 14.5 mm Hg (systolic) higher than daytime ambulatory or automated readings in patients with hypertension. Jul 1, 2018 Issue Staples vs. Sutures After Cesarean Delivery [FPIN's Help Desk Answers] Patients believe that staples and...

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AFP Documents with Keyword: Office Procedures - American Family Physician

...manual readings are an average 13.4 to 14.5 mm Hg (systolic) higher than daytime ambulatory or automated readings in patients with hypertension. Jul 1, 2018 Issue Staples vs. Sutures After Cesarean Delivery [FPIN's Help Desk Answers] Patients believe that staples and...

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AFP Documents with Keyword: Peripheral Vascular Disease - American Family Physician

...Peripheral artery disease (PAD) affects 12% to 60% of Americans 60 years and older, with significant risk factors being hypertension, diabetes mellitus, chronic kidney disease, and smoking. Intermittent claudication is the classic symptom of PAD. Resting ankle-brachial index testing...

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AFP Documents with Keyword: Peripheral Vascular Disease - American Family Physician

...Peripheral artery disease (PAD) affects 12% to 60% of Americans 60 years and older, with significant risk factors being hypertension, diabetes mellitus, chronic kidney disease, and smoking. Intermittent claudication is the classic symptom of PAD. Resting ankle-brachial index testing...

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AFP Documents with Keyword: Prenatal Care - American Family Physician

...Dec 15, 2019 Issue Managing Chronic Hypertension in Pregnant Women: ACOG Releases Updated Practice Bulletin [Practice Guidelines] The American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG) has released an updated practice bulletin to outline diagnosis, effects on pregnancy...

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AFP Documents with Keyword: Prenatal Care - American Family Physician

...Dec 15, 2019 Issue Managing Chronic Hypertension in Pregnant Women: ACOG Releases Updated Practice Bulletin [Practice Guidelines] The American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG) has released an updated practice bulletin to outline diagnosis, effects on pregnancy...

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AFP Documents with Keyword: Prenatal Care - American Family Physician

...Group on High Blood Pressure in Pregnancy has defined four categories of hypertension in pregnancy: chronic hypertension, gestational hypertension, preeclampsia, and preeclampsia superimposed on chronic hypertension. A maternal blood pressur... Apr 15, 2008 Issue Oral Health...

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AFP Documents with Keyword: Prenatal Care - American Family Physician

...Learn how to tell if elevated blood pressure during pregnancy is chronic hypertension, gestational hypertension, or preeclampsia; how to manage each of these conditions; and when labor should be induced. Jan 1, 2016 Issue Home Visits for Pregnant Adolescents [FPIN's Help Desk...

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AFP Documents with Keyword: Prenatal Care - American Family Physician

...Issue Preeclampsia, Eclampsia, and Hypertension [Clinical Evidence Handbook] What are the effects of preventive interventions in women at risk of preeclampsia? What are the effects of interventions in women who develop mild to moderate hypertension during pregnancy? What are the...

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AFP Documents with Keyword: Prenatal Care - American Family Physician

...issues specific to pregnancy in obese women. Women who are obese are at increased risk of complications of pregnancy such as gestational hypertension and diabetes, preeclampsia, fetal macrosomia, spon... Dec 1, 2005 Issue Nonmedical Ultrasonography During Pregnancy [Curbside...

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AFP Documents with Keyword: Procedures, Hospital - American Family Physician

...system infections in immunocompromised patients, subarachnoid hemorrhage, spontaneous intracranial hypotension, idiopathic intracranial hypertension, multiple sclerosis, Guillain-Barré syndrome, and malignancy. May 1, 2019 Issue Interventional Radiology: Indications and Best...

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AFP Documents with Keyword: Procedures, Hospital - American Family Physician

...system infections in immunocompromised patients, subarachnoid hemorrhage, spontaneous intracranial hypotension, idiopathic intracranial hypertension, multiple sclerosis, Guillain-Barré syndrome, and malignancy. May 1, 2019 Issue Interventional Radiology: Indications and Best...

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AFP Documents with Keyword: Prostate Cancer - American Family Physician

...Case Study: A 61-year-old black man presents for a routine checkup. He has hypertension and diabetes mellitus that are well controlled with medication. During the visit, he tells you that a friend advised him to get a prostate-specific antigen (PSA) test to screen for prostate...

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AFP Documents with Keyword: Pulmonary Embolism - 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... Pages: Previous 1 2 3 4 Next...

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AFP Documents with Keyword: Pulmonary Medicine - American Family Physician

...hypoxemia. Diagnostic criteria include acute onset, profound hypoxemia, bilateral pulmonary infiltrates, and the absence of left atrial hypertension. Acute respiratory distress syndrome is believed to occur ... Jun 15, 2011 Issue AAP Revises Policy Statement on the Use of...

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AFP Documents with Keyword: Pulmonary Medicine - American Family Physician

...ACCP Guidelines for Pulmonary Arterial Hypertension [Practice Guidelines] The American College of Chest Physicians (ACCP) has released evidence-based practice guidelines for the early detection and diagnosis of pulmonary arterial hypertension (PAH). Jan 1, 2005 Issue...

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AFP Documents with Keyword: Pulmonary Medicine - American Family Physician

...Sep 15, 2016 Issue Pulmonary Hypertension: Diagnosis and Treatment [Article] Diagnosing pulmonary hypertension can be challenging because of nonspecific symptoms that may be attributed to comorbidities. Using a stepwise approach, physicians can minimize risks and avoid...

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AFP Documents with Keyword: Pulmonary Medicine - American Family Physician

...Sep 15, 2016 Issue Pulmonary Hypertension: Diagnosis and Treatment [Article] Diagnosing pulmonary hypertension can be challenging because of nonspecific symptoms that may be attributed to comorbidities. Using a stepwise approach, physicians can minimize risks and avoid...

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AFP Documents with Keyword: Sleep Disorders - American Family Physician

...Sleep Apnea Improves Essential Hypertension and Quality of Life [Article] About one half of patients who have essential hypertension have obstructive sleep apnea, and about one half of patients who have obstructive sleep apnea have essential hypertension. A growing body of...

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AFP Documents with Keyword: Sleep Disorders - American Family Physician

...R.K. is a 52-year-old white man who presents to your office for a preventive health visit. He is overweight and has a history of hypertension and hyperlipidemia, which are stable and well controlled with medication. One of his coworkers was recently diagnosed with obstructive sleep...

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AFP Documents with Keyword: Sports Medicine - American Family Physician

...Aug 1, 2002 Issue Managing Hypertension in Athletes and Physically Active Patients [Article] Athletes and other physically active patients should be screened for hypertension and given appropriate therapy if needed. Mild hypertension should be treated with non-pharmacologic...

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AFP Documents with Keyword: Sports Medicine - American Family Physician

...Policy Statement on Athletic Participation by Children and Adolescents with Systemic Hypertension [Practice Guidelines] The most common cardiovascular condition in competitive athletes is hypertension. The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) updated its policy statement using...

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AFP Documents with Keyword: Stroke and TIA - American Family Physician

...Interventions following a transient ischemic attack are aimed at preventing a future episode or stroke. Hypertension, current smoking, obesity, physical inactivity, diabetes mellitus, and dyslipidemia are all well-known risk factors, and controlling these factors can have dramatic...

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AFP Documents with Keyword: Stroke and TIA - American Family Physician

...ischemic attack are common problems in primary care, with stroke survivors averaging 10 outpatient visits per year. Risk factors such as hypertension, diabetes, and hypercholesterolemia should be evaluated during each office visit. Attention should be given to... Jun 1, 2007...

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AFP Documents with Keyword: Stroke and TIA - American Family Physician

...to control blood pressure, cholesterol levels, diabetes mellitus, and atrial fibrillation. Lowering blood pressure in patients with hypertension prevents ... Oct 1, 2003 Issue Are Anticoagulants Better than Antiplatelet Agents for Treatment of Acute Ischemic Stroke? [Cochrane...

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AFP Documents with Keyword: Stroke and TIA - American Family Physician

...years have yielded important results that have allowed us to refine our approach to stroke prevention. Treatment of isolated systolic hypertension prevents stroke and is generally well tolerated. New antiplatelet agents (clopidogrel and the combination ... Jan 1, 1998 Issue...

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AFP Documents with Keyword: Thyroid and Parathyroid Disorders - American Family Physician

...Hypothyroidism is a clinical disorder commonly encountered by the primary care physician. Untreated hypothyroidism can contribute to hypertension, dyslipidemia, infertility, cognitive impairment, and neuromuscular dysfunction. Data derived from the National Health and Nutrition...

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AFP Documents with Keyword: Vaginitis - American Family Physician

...May 1, 2019 Issue Vaginitis, Coronary Artery Disease, Hypertension in Children, COPD, Alzheimer Disease [AFP Clinical Answers] Key clinical questions and their evidence-based answers directly from the journal’s content, written by and for family physicians. Mar 1, 2018 Issue...

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AFP Documents with Keyword: Vaginitis - American Family Physician

...May 1, 2019 Issue Vaginitis, Coronary Artery Disease, Hypertension in Children, COPD, Alzheimer Disease [AFP Clinical Answers] Key clinical questions and their evidence-based answers directly from the journal’s content, written by and for family physicians. Mar 1, 2018 Issue...

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AFP Documents with Keyword: Vision Loss - American Family Physician

...A 55-year-old black woman presents to your office for a routine well-woman examination. Her medical history is significant for hypertension, which is well controlled with medication. She mentions that her mother was diagnosed with glaucoma a few years ago and is currently undergoing...

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AFP Issue Frequency Change

Beginning with the July 2021 issue, American Family Physician will change its publishing schedule. Here’s what you can expect.

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AFP Journal Club Department Collection - American Family Physician

Three presenters review an interesting journal article on topics that affect family physicians and give their opinions about the clinical value of the studies.

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AFP Journal Club Department Collection - American Family Physician

Three presenters review an interesting journal article on topics that affect family physicians and give their opinions about the clinical value of the studies.

For key concepts in evidence-based medicine, tips on assessing the quality of research studies, and teaching ...

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AFP Peer Reviewers

View lists of past reviewers for American Family Physician.

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AFP Photo Contest

Beginning with the July 2021 issue, American Family Physician will change its publishing schedule. Here’s what you can expect.

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AFP Podcast

The AFP Podcast is a discussion of the key evidence-based learning points from each issue of American Family Physician (AFP). Each episode includes brief summaries of articles and other features.

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AFP Podcast Interviews and Videos

Collection of the interviews and videos from the AFP Podcast. The AFP Podcast is a discussion of the key evidence-based learning points from each issue of American Family Physician (AFP). Each episode includes brief summaries of articles and other features.

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AFP's Acceptance Rates and Timelines to Publication

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AFP's Top Articles

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AFP’s Conflict of Interest Policy: Disclosure Is Not Enough

...Beach, SC Sept. 20 / Coronary Artery Disease / Chicago, IL (Rosemont) Sept. 21 / Childhood Illness / Chicago, IL (Rosemont) Sept. 20 / Hypertension /Albuquerque, NM (Santa Ana Pueblo) Sept. 21 / Health Behavior / Albuquerque, NM (Santa Ana Pueblo) Oct. 11 / Hospital Medicine /...

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afp20041101p1697.pdf

...have been shown to affect the duration of ill- ness.26-28 Oral decongestants can be used until symptoms resolve. In patients with stable hypertension, decongestants have not been shown to seriously increase blood pressure.29 Decongestants should be used with caution in patients with...

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afp20050301p933.pdf

...tract anatomy and renal function. Misdiagnosis can lead to sepsis, renal abscesses, and chronic pyelonephritis that may cause secondary hypertension and renal failure. Risk factors for complicated acute pyelonephritis are those that increase susceptibility or reduce host response to...

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afp20050615p2313.pdf

...Hypertension Tachycardia Gastrointestinal symptoms Abdominal pain Nausea Vomiting Immune symptoms Anaphylaxis Musculoskeletal symptoms Arthralgias Myalgias Spasm Information from reference 14. Neurologic symptoms Ataxia Coma Headache...

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afp20050615p2348-f1.pdf

...History of stroke or TIA; hypertension; heart failure; age older than 75 years; or more than one moderate risk factor High 3.0 (2.5 to 3.8) Age 65 to 75 years, diabetes mellitus or coronary artery disease; not high risk Moderate 1.0 (0.4 to 2.2) Not moderate or high risk...

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afp20051015p1492.pdf

...Healthy adults tolerate a drop in systolic blood pressure to 70 mm Hg without incident; however, older patients and those with chronic hypertension are susceptible to syncope when a relatively small decrease in systemic blood pressure occurs. Differential Diagnosis The underlying...

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afp20060115p244.pdf

...is associated with some underlying conditions that can cause vertigo. For example, older patients, espe- cially those with diabetes or hypertension, are at higher risk of cerebrovascular causes of vertigo.12 Patients should be asked about family history including hereditary condi-...

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afp20060501p1558.pdf

...Hypertension in Children and Adolescents GREGORY B. LUMA, M.D., and ROSEANN T. SPIOTTA, M.D., Jamaica Hospital Medical Center Family Medicine Residency Program, New York, New York T he prevalence and rate of diagnosis of hypertension in children and adolescents appear to be increas-...

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afp20060515p1748.pdf

...Malignant hypertension Renal artery embolism/thrombosis Renal venous thrombosis Sickle cell disease extrarenal Benign prostatic hypertrophy Calculi Coagulopathy related Drug induced (warfarin [Coumadin], heparin) Secondary to systemic disease Congenital...

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afp20060601p1971.pdf

...modification. Medical therapy is directed at reduc- ing platelet aggregation. In addition, patients with contributing disorders such as hypertension, diabetes, and hyperlipidemia need to have these conditions managed as aggressively as possible. Surgical therapies include stents,...

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afp20060801p420.pdf

...that limits food and fluid intake. Cerebral hypoxia from severe paroxysms1 can cause sei- zures and encephalopathy. Refractory pulmonary hypertension can be a late sequela in infants with pertussis.1,7 Clinical Presentation Pertussis symptoms are described in three stages:...

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afp20060801p437.pdf

...hypertension Special considerations Focus on aerobic activities that use large muscle groups. Patients should exercise 30 to 60 minutes, three to seven days per week to effectively lower blood pressure; daily exercise may be most effective. Intensities of 40 to 70...

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afp20060815p613.pdf

...A: high risk of heart failure; no underlying structural cardiac disease (e.g., hypertension, diabetes, hyperlipidemia) No correlation B: asymptomatic structural heart disease (e.g., left ventricular hypertrophy) I: no limitation of patient activities; ordinary physical...

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afp20060901p756.pdf

...decompensation, character- ized by ascites, spontaneous bacterial peritonitis, hepatic encephalopathy, or variceal bleeding from portal hypertension. Physical examination of patients with cirrhosis may reveal a variety of findings that necessitate a hepatic- or gastro-...

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afp20060901p767.pdf

...and treatment. Major complica- tions of cirrhosis include ascites, spontaneous bacterial peritonitis, hepatic encephalopathy, portal hypertension, variceal bleeding, and hepatorenal syndrome. Ascites Ascites is defined as the pathologic accumula- tion of fluid in the peritoneal...

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afp20060915p971.pdf

...Tight control of blood glucose levels and risk factors for cardiovascu- lar disease (e.g., hypertension, hypercholesterolemia) can substantially reduce the incidence of microvascular and macrovascular complica- tions from type 1 diabetes. Physicians play an important role in help-...

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afp20060915p991.pdf

...Acute renal failure results when micro- thrombi are deposited in kidney parenchyma. This manifests in the form of hypertension associated with oliguria and anuria, which are early signs of acute renal failure. The central nervous system is another organ system that could become...

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afp20061001p1132.pdf

...MA, Post P, Rabiner M, et al. Adapting your practice: treatment and recommendations for homeless patients with cardiovascular diseases: hypertension, hyperlipidemia and heart failure. Nashville, Tenn.: Health Care for the Homeless Clinicians’ Network, National Health Care for the...

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afp20061001p1151.pdf

...number who have healthy eating habits have declined.18 These changes are associated with sharply higher incidences of type 2 diabetes, hypertension, and hyperlipidemia in this population.19 Physicians should advise their adolescent patients to strive for 30 minutes of moderate to...

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afp20061015p1331.pdf

...and an angiotensin-converting enzyme inhibitor or angiotensin receptor blocker in addition to pharmacologic therapy for hyperlipidemia, hypertension, and diabetes. Women who already are at optimal or low risk for CVD should be encouraged to maintain or further improve their healthy...

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afp20061101p1537.pdf

...examination or as an incidental finding on an imaging study. Patients at highest risk for AAA are older men who use tobacco and have hypertension, peripheral vascular disease, and a family history of AAA.4,14,38-40 Smoking is the strongest independent risk factor; 90 percent of...

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afp20061115p1749.pdf

...syndromes, chest pain centers, acute myocardial infarction, asymptomatic patients, valvular heart disease, rhythm disturbances, and hypertension. Adjustment of the ST heart rate can identify myocardial ischemia in asymptomatic patients with elevated cardiac risk. Intermediate- and...

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afp20070115p231.pdf

...her osteoarthritis now reports ankle edema. In your absence, a colleague had started her on a calcium channel blocker for newly diagnosed hypertension. Scenario 4: A 20-year-old woman with sinus pain who was prescribed a fluoroquin- olone by the overnight call physician called...

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afp20070301p656.pdf

...Uncontrolled systemic hypertension Intermediate Mild angina pectoris (Canadian class I or II‡) Previous MI by history or pathologic Q waves Compensated or prior heart failure Diabetes mellitus (particularly insulin-dependent) Renal insufficiency Preoperative...

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afp20070315p869.pdf

...Latrodectus antivenin is indicated for patients manifesting severe regional or systemic toxicity, and for patients with uncontrolled hypertension, seizures, or respiratory arrest.10,11 One vial of antivenin diluted in 100 to 250 mL of saline should be infused intravenously over two...

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afp20070315p875.pdf

...of two to four hours. Because ergot alkaloid agents raise blood pressure, they are contrain- dicated in women with preclampsia or hypertension.33 Other adverse effects include nausea and vomiting.33 Prostaglandins enhance uterine contractility and cause vasoconstriction.34 The...

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afp20070401p1031.pdf

...systemic embolism; age older than 75 years; impaired left ventricular systolic function and/or congestive heart failure; history of hypertension or diabetes. §-In patients 65 to 75 years of age without other risk factors; of note, aspirin (325 mg) is an acceptable alternative in...

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afp20070415p1199.pdf

...Chronic hypertension Multiparity Multiple gestations Older age Previous cesarean delivery Tobacco use Uterine curettage Placental abruption8-10 Chronic hypertension Multiparity Preeclampsia Previous abruption Short umbilical cord Sudden...

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afp20070415p1219.pdf

...of Patients with Suspected CAD Evaluation of patient history will reveal the presence of cardiac risk factors, including age, sex, hypertension, diabetes, smoking, physical inactivity, obesity, abnormal lipid profile, and family history in any first­degree female relative 65 years...

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afp20070515p1487.pdf

...in patients with chronic kidney disease are listed in Table 4.4,5 Thiazide diuretics are first-line agents for treating uncompli- cated hypertension,6 but they are not recom- mended if the serum creatinine level is higher than 2.5 mg per dL (220 µmol per L) or if the creatinine...

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afp20070515p1503.pdf

...occur in more than 30 percent of women 40 to 60 years of age. Risk factors include nulliparity, obesity, family history, black race, and hypertension. Many tumors are asymptomatic and may be diagnosed incidentally. Although a causal relationship has not been established, fibroid...

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afp20070715p255.pdf

...and blood pressure levels can provide patients and physicians with valuable information in the management of diabetes mellitus and hypertension. Home moni- toring allows patients to play an active role in their care and may improve treatment adherence and clinical outcomes. Glucose...

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afp20070801p382.pdf

...ischemic attack are common problems in primary care, with stroke survivors averaging 10 outpatient visits per year. Risk factors such as hypertension, diabetes, and hypercholesterolemia should be evaluated during each office visit. Attention should be given to lifestyle modification...

American Family Physician

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2007/0801/afp20070801p382.pdf

afp20070801p391.pdf

...the following scenario: A 35-year- old white woman with panic disorder was treated with paroxetine (Paxil). She devel- oped unrelated hypertension, for which the physician prescribed 50 mg daily of extended- release metoprolol (Toprol XL). The patient became symptomatically...

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afp20070801p397.pdf

...future pregnancies (e.g., rheumatic heart disease, thromboembolism, autoimmune diseases); screen for ongoing chronic conditions such as hypertension and diabetes Medication use: Review the patient’s current medication use; avoid FDA pregnancy category X medications and most...

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afp20070801p405.pdf

...aortic root dilatation or dis- section can also occur, particularly in patients with a bicuspid valve, coarctation, or untreated hypertension.8,9 Patients with Turner syndrome often have an atherogenic cardiovascular risk factor profile.10 Other potential complications of Turner...

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afp20070815p539.pdf

...pressure of 88/44 mm Hg, pulse rate of 113 beats per minute, and respiratory rate of 20 breaths per minute. The patient had a history of hypertension, chronic renal failure that did not require dialysis, congestive heart failure, and cirrhosis secondary to alcohol abuse. Laboratory...

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afp20070915p829.pdf

...Risk factors for CRAO include age older than 70, atherosclerosis, diabetes, endar- teritis, glaucoma, high cholesterol levels, hypertension, hypercoagulable states, and migraine.15-17 CRAO may occur in younger patients with systemic disease, such as col- lagen vascular diseases,...

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afp20071015p1141.pdf

...Angina, angioedema, arrhythmias, bronchospasm (paradoxical), hypertension, hypokalemia, QT-interval prolongation, seizures, urticaria Bad taste in the mouth, cough, throat irritation, tremor, URTI symptoms Improves breathlessness but not other patient- oriented outcomes11...

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afp20071201p1679.pdf

...of patients and can result in rupture, infection, intracystic bleeding, and obstruction of the surround- ing structures.24 Rarely, portal hypertension and gastric varices result from thrombosis of the splenic vein; this can cause pseudo- aneurysms to form, especially in the splenic...

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afp20071215p1837.pdf

...Amphetamines and anorexics Potentially increase risk of hypertension, angina, and myocardial infarction; cause dependence Anticholinergics and antihistamines (i.e., chlorpheniramine [Chlor- Trimeton], diphenhydramine [Benadryl], hydroxyzine [Vistaril], cyproheptadine...

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afp20080115p187.pdf

...Diet pill toxicity (e.g., palpitations, hypertension) Emetine cardiomyopathy (ipecac syrup) Mitral valve prolapse Peripheral edema Dermatologic Carotenosis Dry skin, brittle nails Lanugo Starvation-associated pruritus Russell’s sign (i.e., calluses on dorsum...

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afp20080201p311.pdf

...che- motherapeutic agents.16 However, effects on normal blood vessels can also occur, leading to such toxicities as bleeding, thrombosis, hypertension, and-through alterations to glomerular capillaries17-proteinuria. For example, the anti-VEGF monoclonal anti- body bevacizumab...

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afp20080215p483.pdf

...alcoholism, or uncontrolled hypertension, and in those who have taken a monoamine oxidase inhibitor within the past 14 days Seizures, arrhythmias, Stevens- Johnson syndrome, erythema multiforme, hallucinations, mania, suicidality, hypertension, migraines Yes; safe and mildly...

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afp20080301p621.pdf

...May have hypertension and other risk factors for atherosclerosis May have chest or back pain Obtain chest CT scan or magnetic resonance angiogram; plain chest radiography is insensitive Psychogenic (e.g., depression, anxiety)35 History of depression or anxiety Blunted...

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afp20080315p785.pdf

...relative to SSris. tCA overdose can cause respiratory depression, cardiac arrhythmias, hypothermia, seizures, hallucinations, and hypertension for as long as five days.4 ssris and sEroTonin norEPinEPhrinE rEuPTakE inhibiTors (snris) SSris rapidly became the most popular...

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afp20080415p1117.pdf

...Cushing’s disease Facial plethora; hirsutism; hyperglycemia; hypertension; poor wound healing; stria Marfan’s syndrome Enlarged aortic root; eye involvement; mitral valve prolapse; scoliosis; pectus excavatum; stretch marks; tall and slim, with long limbs and digits Vitamin C...

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afp20080415p1129-s1.pdf

...Hypertension treated with a diuretic and lisinopril (Prinivil) Hypothyroidism treated with levothyroxine Irregular periods, some hot flashes The patient is concerned because her mother, a smoker, began menopause at 47 years of age and had a myocardial infarction at 51 years of...

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afp20080415p1129.pdf

...and mortality of cardiovascular disease, diabetes, and some cancers.3,4 Physical activity improves mental health and control of diabetes, hypertension, and lipid levels; prevents osteoporosis; and, especially in older patients, sustains mobil- ity, reduces disability, and decreases...

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afp20080501p1279.pdf

...Managing Hypertension Using Combination Therapy Jennifer frank, MD, University of Wisconsin Department of Family Medicine, Appleton, Wisconsin C ombination therapy is treatment with two or more agents adminis- tered separately or in a fixed-dose combination pill and is required...

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afp20080515p1403.pdf

...[Minipress]) also lower blood pressure through their action on vascular smooth muscles. although these three agents are indicated for hypertension, they are less effec- tive than thiazide diuretics and angiotensin- converting enzyme inhibitors in preventing adverse cardiovascular...

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afp20080515p1431.pdf

...vision remains intact, and the patient does not progress to total blindness. Although the etiology of AMD is unclear, older age, smoking, hypertension, hyperlipidemia, vascular insufficiency to the retina and the choroids, a history of ultra- violet (UV) light exposure, and a...

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afp20080601p1553.pdf

...Hypertension is a major risk factor for cardio- vascular morbidity and mortality.14 Despite the availability of several pharmacologic treatment options for hypertension, only 34 percent of north americans are achieving target blood pressure goals, and preventing cardiovascular...

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afp20080715p206.pdf

...for patients with diet-related illness such as diabetes or hypertension and those with other risk factors for CHd.12,13 exerCise COunseLing physical activity is beneficial to all adults. it reduces the rate of all-cause mortality and helps to prevent osteoporosis and...

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afp20080801p347.pdf

...Hypertension Sickle cell anemia Chronic renal disease Congenital Vascular malformations and aneurysms Artifactual causes of hematuria Food (e.g., beets, berries, rhubarb) Food coloring Medications Menstrual blood *-The first five causes listed in the...

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