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afp20191115p649.pdf

...Gestational Hypertension and Preeclampsia: A Practice Bulletin from ACOG Preeclampsia, a disorder of pregnancy associated with new-onset hypertension, occurs in up to 8% of pregnancies globally, with an incidence that increased by 25% from 1987 to 2004 in the United States....

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afp20191201p687.pdf

...Hypertension Hypoalbuminemia Hyponatremia Mechanical ventilation Nephrotoxic drug use Rhabdomyolysis Sepsis Information from references 3-6. Downloaded from the American Family Physician website at www.aafp.org/afp. Copyright © 2019 American Academy of Family...

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afp20191215p742.pdf

...Case Scenario Mr. G is an 83-year-old man who lives alone with some assistance from family members. He has well-controlled hypertension, hyperlipidemia, and arthritis. His maxi- mum low-density lipoprotein (LDL) cholesterol level is around 135 mg per dL (3.50 mmol per L). He uses a...

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afp20191215p759.pdf

...Patient information: A handout on this topic is available at https:// family doctor.org/condition/cirrhosis-and-portal- hypertension. Cirrhosis is the 12th leading cause of death in the United States. Newer research has established that liver fibrosis is a dynamic process and...

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afp20191215p782.pdf

...Managing Chronic Hypertension in Pregnant Women: ACOG Releases Updated Practice Bulletin In pregnancy, chronic hypertension is defined as hypertension diagnosed before 20 weeks’ gestation. Up to 1.5% of pregnant women have chronic hypertension, which can result in harm to the...

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afp20200101p16.pdf

...and health prob- lems such as atrial fibrillation, congestive heart failure, coronary artery disease, depression, diabetes mellitus, hypertension, and stroke.3 CPAP is the current first-line therapy; however, up to two-thirds of patients do not adhere to treatment.4 Positional...

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afp20200101p17.pdf

...and health prob- lems such as atrial fibrillation, congestive heart failure, coronary artery disease, depression, diabetes mellitus, hypertension, and stroke.3 CPAP is the current first-line therapy; however, up to two-thirds of patients do not adhere to treatment.4 Positional...

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afp20200101p34.pdf

...Annual blood pressure screening, lifestyle modification, and treatment of obesity, hypertension, and tobacco use Annual depression screening Age-appropriate immu- nizations per the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention schedule, including annual influ- enza vaccine;...

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afp20200101p49.pdf

...Clonidine Autonomic symptoms, such as rhinorrhea, diarrhea, sweating, tachycardia, hypertension Hydroxyzine Insomnia, anxiety Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (e.g., ibuprofen) Myalgia Note: Avoid prescribing benzodiazepines for opioid withdrawal because they can...

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afp20200115p115.pdf

...the live workshop and corresponding activities to help improve care among your patient panel with cardiometabolic conditions: diabetes, hypertension, and dyslipidemia. And meet all your Performance Improvement and KSA requirements. STEP 1: Assess your practice (course prep)....

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afp20200115p123.pdf

...on high-quality evidence, oral anticoag- ulants should be prescribed for women with AF and a CHA2DS2-VASc (congestive heart failure; hypertension; age of at least 75 years [doubled]; diabetes mellitus; previous stroke, transient ischemic attack, or thromboembolism [dou- bled];...

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afp20200115p89.pdf

...Both studies randomized patients to acyclovir with or without a 21-day taper of corticosteroids. The studies excluded patients with hypertension, dia- betes, or cancer. After randomization, patients had a median age of 61. The first trial randomized 208 patients to receive acyclovir...

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afp20200201p147.pdf

...Blood pressure (hypertension) Insufficient evidence to assess the balance of benefits and harms of screening asymptomatic adolescents to prevent car- diovascular disease in childhood or adulthood Grade I; 2013 Screen those ≥ 18 years; obtain measurements outside of the...

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afp20200201p159.pdf

...There may be classic signs of venous hypertension, including edema, hemo- siderin staining, and lipo- dermatosclerosis. Workup should include assessment of arterial status with the ankle-brachial index (ABI) and palpation of pulses to rule out mixed arterial and venous disease and...

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afp20200215p197.pdf

...conditions, immunocompro- mised 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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afp20200215p248.pdf

...Using national data from the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA), the investigators identified adults 65 years or older with hypertension who were admitted within a two-year period to a VA hospital for the common noncardiac conditions of pneumonia, urinary tract infection, or...

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afp20200215p248a.pdf

...Using national data from the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA), the investigators identified adults 65 years or older with hypertension who were admitted within a two-year period to a VA hospital for the common noncardiac conditions of pneumonia, urinary tract infection, or...

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afp20200215p249.pdf

...Using national data from the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA), the investigators identified adults 65 years or older with hypertension who were admitted within a two-year period to a VA hospital for the common noncardiac conditions of pneumonia, urinary tract infection, or...

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https://www.aafp.org/afp/2020/0215/afp20200215p249.pdf

afp20200215p250.pdf

...Using national data from the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA), the investigators identified adults 65 years or older with hypertension who were admitted within a two-year period to a VA hospital for the common noncardiac conditions of pneumonia, urinary tract infection, or...

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afp20200301p272.pdf

...and the prevalence is expected to double by 2030. Modifiable risk factors for dementia include diabetes mellitus, midlife obesity and hypertension, smoking, and physical inactivity. Vitamins and minerals have recognized roles in normal functioning and development, so it has been...

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afp20200301p273.pdf

...and the prevalence is expected to double by 2030. Modifiable risk factors for dementia include diabetes mellitus, midlife obesity and hypertension, smoking, and physical inactivity. Vitamins and minerals have recognized roles in normal functioning and development, so it has been...

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afp20200301p305.pdf

...blisters on his trunk, bilateral upper and lower extremities, face, and groin. The rash appeared two months prior. He had a history of hypertension and diabetes mellitus. Physical examination revealed extensive, nearly confluent, pink-red plaques associated with tense and flaccid...

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afp20200301p309.pdf

...diabetes, an A1C of 6.5% to 8.5%, and high cardiovascular risk (e.g., established cardiovascular disease, multiple risk factors including hypertension, smoking, hyperlipidemia, age greater than 69 years, evidence of microvascular compli­ cations). Eligible patients randomly received...

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afp20200301p310.pdf

...diabetes, an A1C of 6.5% to 8.5%, and high cardiovascular risk (e.g., established cardiovascular disease, multiple risk factors including hypertension, smoking, hyperlipidemia, age greater than 69 years, evidence of microvascular compli­ cations). Eligible patients randomly received...

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https://www.aafp.org/afp/2020/0301/afp20200301p310.pdf

afp20200301p310a.pdf

...diabetes, an A1C of 6.5% to 8.5%, and high cardiovascular risk (e.g., established cardiovascular disease, multiple risk factors including hypertension, smoking, hyperlipidemia, age greater than 69 years, evidence of microvascular compli­ cations). Eligible patients randomly received...

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afp20200315p341.pdf

...Cardiovascular disease is the leading cause of death worldwide, and hypertension is a modifi- able risk factor for cardiovascular disease.1 Risk increases with incremental increases in blood pressure, even within the normal range.2 More than 70% of adults treated for primary...

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afp20200315p378.pdf

...GBS disease include tachycardia, tachy- pnea, and lethargy, which can lead to severe cardiorespi- ratory failure, persistent pulmonary hypertension of the newborn, and perinatal encephalopathy. Late-onset GBS disease presents most often as bacteremia without a focus, with a...

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afp20200401p419.pdf

...headache prophylaxis may be helpful in treating comorbid conditions (e.g., amitriptyline for depression or chronic pain, propranolol for hypertension). Guidelines stress that behavioral and physical therapies should be integrated with pharmaco- logic treatment of frequent...

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afp20200401p434a.pdf

...of Hypertension Medication Equals a Significantly Higher Reduction in Cardiovascular Disease Risk Clinical Question Does bedtime ingestion instead of morning ingestion of hypertension medications produce better cardiovascular disease risk reduction in adults with hypertension?...

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afp20200401p435.pdf

...of Hypertension Medication Equals a Significantly Higher Reduction in Cardiovascular Disease Risk Clinical Question Does bedtime ingestion instead of morning ingestion of hypertension medications produce better cardiovascular disease risk reduction in adults with hypertension?...

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afp20200401p435a.pdf

...of Hypertension Medication Equals a Significantly Higher Reduction in Cardiovascular Disease Risk Clinical Question Does bedtime ingestion instead of morning ingestion of hypertension medications produce better cardiovascular disease risk reduction in adults with hypertension?...

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afp20200415p460.pdf

...Hypertension, Pregnancy, Prostate Cancer, Short-Course Antibiotics, Anticonvulsants Is a single office-based blood pressure measurement reliable to assess hypertension? Do not rely on a single blood pressure measure- ment. The first blood pressure reading taken during an office...

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afp20200501p530.pdf

...include high fever, headache, myalgias, arthralgias, and nausea.17 Fever lasts about three days and ends with rigors, tachycardia, and hypertension, followed by profuse sweating and defervescence. Symp- toms dissipate for about seven days, and then the cycle repeats.18 Uncommon...

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afp20200501p542.pdf

...component contributing to chronic dys- pnea; for instance, in cases of atypical cystic fibrosis, alpha1-antitrypsin deficiency, pulmonary hypertension, and pulmonary fibrosis. It is important to ask about use of complementary modal- ities to avoid potential drug-drug or...

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afp20200501p551.pdf

...Hypertension Infertility Late menopause Nulliparity Obesity Personal or family history of endometrial neoplasia Polycystic ovary syndrome Tamoxifen use Thyroid disease Unopposed estrogen therapy Information from references 8-10. SORT: KEY...

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afp20200501p557.pdf

...bleeding, hypertension, or psychiatric disorders. The evi- dence was insufficient to compare different corticoste- roids with respect to dyspnea, clinical failure, and death. Evidence was insufficient to compare different routes of administration and duration of corticosteroid use....

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afp20200501p567.pdf

...The patient also had muscle aches, mild abdominal discom- fort, and a recent sore throat. His medical history included diabetes mellitus, hypertension, and cirrhosis due to non- alcoholic steatohepatitis. His long-term medications were insulin degludec (Tresiba), semaglutide, and...

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afp20200515od1.pdf

...10. Grøndal N, Søgaard R, Lindholt JS. Baseline prevalence of abdominal aortic aneurysm, peripheral arterial disease and hypertension in men aged 65-74 years from a population screening study (VIVA trial). Br J Surg. 2015; 102(8): 902-906. 11. Reimerink JJ, van der Laan MJ,...

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afp20200515p608.pdf

...Hypertension Hypertension is among the most common conditions man- aged by primary care physicians and is the topic of the two POEMs rated most relevant to readers in 2019 (Table 1).5,6 Researchers randomized 19,168 adults with hypertension to take their antihypertensive medications...

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afp20200615p718.pdf

...hypertension, and 2,573 (59.1%) tested positive for COVID-19. Antihypertensive medication use (i.e., angiotensin-converting enzyme inhibitors, angiotensin receptor blockers, beta blockers, calcium channel blockers, or thiazide diuret- ics) was higher in patients with COVID-19...

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afp20200615p748.pdf

...States.1 Approximately 9% of people 65 years and older have this condition, and it occurs more often in women.2 Risk factors include hypertension, dia- betes mellitus, ischemic heart disease, and older age. Each year atrial fibrillation causes more than 750,000 hospital...

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afp20200615p753.pdf

...lives independently and has a daughter and grandchildren who live within 30 miles of her. She presents for a follow-up visit to renew her hypertension medications. Her blood pres- sure is well controlled by an angiotensin recep- tor blocker, and she takes no other medications. She...

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afp20200701p30.pdf

...Hypertension Rigors Tachycardia Tachypnea Temperature increase ≥ 1°C (1.8°F) Transfusion-associated circulatory overload Bilateral pulmonary inter- stitial infiltrates Supportive care; diuresis; dialysis; placement of patient into sitting positionChills...

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afp20200701p58.pdf

...dizziness, irritability, headache, brady- cardia, hypotension, and abdominal pain. Grad- ual dose lowering is important to avoid rebound hypertension. School-Based Support Because ADHD affects school performance, sup- portive services are essential to student achieve- ment. Most...

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afp20200715p115.pdf

...failure in patients with type 2 diabetes who have or are at high risk of CVD (men older than 55 years or women older than 60 years with hypertension, hyper- lipidemia, smoking, or statin use). There were fewer hospitalizations for heart failure in patients taking dapagliflozin...

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afp20200715p99.pdf

...with those who do not have asymptomatic bacteriuria, obser- vational studies do not report increased rates of adverse outcomes such as hypertension, chronic kidney disease, increased serum creatinine levels, and abnormal intravenous pyelogram findings.3 In addition, treatment of...

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afp20200801p136.pdf

...Original Article: Managing Hypertension Using Combination Therapy Issue Date: March 15, 2020 Available at: https://www.aafp.org/afp/2020/0315/ p341.html To the Editor: American Family Physician (AFP) is an excellent source of evidence-based updates and review articles, so...

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afp20200801p147.pdf

...well studied. Treatment with danazol is no longer recommended because of the risk of hep- atotoxicity, thromboembolism, and intracranial hypertension. The results of this review, although based on small and mostly underpowered studies without data amenable to pooling, are...

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afp20200801p158.pdf

...Maternal preeclampsia/gestational hypertension Maternal type 1 diabetes mellitus Suspected fetal growth restriction Intrapartum Presence of meconium Presence of tachysystole Signs/symptoms of intrauterine infection Unexplained vaginal bleeding Use of oxytocin...

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afp20200801p181.pdf

...dis- ease, and cancer.3,4 Conversely, overreplacement can result in impaired glucose tolerance, insulin resistance, obesity, and hypertension.5 Glucocorticoid replacement therapy in pri- mary adrenal insufficiency requires continuous monitoring and adjustment. In the absence of...

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afp20200815p229.pdf

...• Joint involvement and abdominal pain are more com- mon in children, whereas adults are more likely to have lower-extremity edema and hypertension.9 • The characteristic rash may start as erythematous papules that develop into crops of petechiae and palpable pur- pura.2,9,16 The...

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afp20200815p234.pdf

...for increased risk of suicidality in children, adoles- cents, and young adults, with other concerns for increased risk of seizure, hypertension, mania, visual problems, and unusual thoughts and behaviors.39 Varenicline is not indi- cated in children 16 years and younger; therefore,...

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afp20200815p243.pdf

...and nystatin for pharyngitis and thrush but discontinued these medications when the rash began. The medical history was significant for hypertension, atrial fibrillation, and coronary artery disease. The patient reported subjective fevers, odynophagia, and otalgia. Physical...

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afp20200815p247.pdf

...for a median of 5.3 years in France but only 2.0 years in South Korea. The mean age of participants was 67 years, 67% were men, 64% had hypertension, and their baseline LDL level was 135 mg per dL (3.50 mmol per L) with approximately one-half already taking a statin. Groups were...

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afp20200815p248.pdf

...for a median of 5.3 years in France but only 2.0 years in South Korea. The mean age of participants was 67 years, 67% were men, 64% had hypertension, and their baseline LDL level was 135 mg per dL (3.50 mmol per L) with approximately one-half already taking a statin. Groups were...

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afp20200815p248a.pdf

...for a median of 5.3 years in France but only 2.0 years in South Korea. The mean age of participants was 67 years, 67% were men, 64% had hypertension, and their baseline LDL level was 135 mg per dL (3.50 mmol per L) with approximately one-half already taking a statin. Groups were...

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afp20200901p278.pdf

...and acute kidney injury 5; potential long-term sequelae include renal scar- ring, recurrent infection, impaired renal func- tion, hypertension, end-stage renal disease, and preeclampsia.2,5 Prophylactic antibiotics are com- monly prescribed, but their use has questionable benefit...

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afp20200901p307.pdf

...His medical history was significant for long- standing hypertension and hyperlipidemia and a recent diagnosis of a nonobstructing lung cancer. His additional medications included amlodipine (Norvasc) and atorvastatin (Lipitor). The patient was retired, drank one or two alcoholic...

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afp20200915p330.pdf

...risk associated with the patient’s care is low.99214 - Office visit with a 55-year-old male established patient for management of stable hypertension and mild fatigue; on beta blocker/thiazide regimen • The number and complexity of problems addressed is one chronic illness with...

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afp20200915p335.pdf

...Case Scenario Mrs. H is a 76-year-old woman with hypertension and type 2 diabetes mellitus complicated by stable chronic kid- ney disease. Mrs. H also has a degenerative joint disease of the knees and walks with a cane. Her mobility and quality of life are significantly limited by...

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afp20200915p347.pdf

...trial to reduce cardiovascular events.26 The OmniHeart study, which evaluated macronutrient variations of the Dietary Approaches to Stop Hypertension (DASH) diet, demonstrated decreased triglyceride levels with higher intake of unsaturated fat and protein and lower intake of...

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afp20201001p398.pdf

...Manual readings were an average 13.4 to 14.5 mm Hg (systolic) higher than daytime ambu- latory or automated readings in patients with hypertension. https://www.aafp.org/afp/2019/1115/p646.html Tip for Using AFP at the Point of Care Are you looking for more POEMS? You can find...

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afp20201015p478.pdf

...◦ Chronic kidney disease ◦ Chronic liver disease ◦ Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease ◦ Diabetes mellitus ◦ Hypercholesterolemia ◦ Hypertension ◦ Malignancy FIGURE 3 Algorithm for in-person evaluation of patients with diagnosed or suspected symptomatic coronavirus disease...

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afp20201015p505.pdf

...hepatic, neurologic, hematologic, or metabolic disor- ders other than uncomplicated hypertension ◦ Pregnant women ◦ Residents of long-term care facilities • Household contacts and caregivers of higher-risk people • Health care professionals, including students and staff who...

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afp20201101p533.pdf

...Gout is caused by monosodium urate crystal deposition in joints and tissues. Risk factors include male sex; obesity; hypertension; alcohol intake; diuretic use; a diet rich in meat and seafood; chronic kidney disease; a diet heavy in fructose-rich food and beverages; being a member...

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afp20201115p603.pdf

...≥ 130 mm Hg systolic or ≥ 85 mm Hg diastolic, or antihy- pertensive pharmacotherapy needed in a patient with a history of hypertension Fasting glucose level ≥ 100 mg per dL (5.55 mmol per L) or pharmacotherapy needed for elevated glucose level HDL cholesterol level < 50...

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afp20201115p629.pdf

...risk associated with the patient’s care is low.99214 - Office visit with a 55-year-old male established patient for management of stable hypertension and mild fatigue; on beta blocker/thiazide regimen • The number and complexity of problems addressed is one chronic illness with...

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afp20201201p645a.pdf

...An 88-year-old woman with a history of hypertension, pulmonary embolism (receiving apixaban [Eliquis]), hypo- thyroidism, and chronic kidney disease presented with three hours of slurred speech, dizziness, and blurred vision. On arrival, her symptoms improved, and she was afebrile....

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afp20201201p673.pdf

...17. Nerenberg KA, Zarnke KB, Leung AA, et al. Hypertension Canada’s 2018 guidelines for diagnosis, risk assessment, prevention, and treat- ment of hypertension in adults and children. Can J Cardiol. 2018; 34(5): 506-525. 18. Atzema CL, Wong A, Masood S, et al. The...

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afp20201201p679.pdf

...Orthostasis Midodrine, fludrocortisone Adjust hypertension medications and try nonpharmacologic lifestyle interven- tions first Adjust motor therapies for Parkinson disease when possible (e.g., dopamine agonists, anticholinergics) May consider adding drug therapy specifically...

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afp20201201p695.pdf

...shoulder but had undergone bilat- eral hip replacements and right ankle fusion. The patient had a history of type 2 diabetes mellitus and hypertension. On physical examination, the patient’s right shoulder was diffusely tender and mildly warm. The range of motion was...

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afp20201215p758.pdf

...1: 30 p.m. A woman presents for a hypertension check. I examined her earlier this year after she was admitted to the hospital for congestive heart failure. She has several comorbidities, including atrial fibrillation, chronic obstructive pulmo- nary disease, and coronary artery...

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afp20210101p15.pdf

...Mammography, Lymphomas, Hypertension in Pregnancy, Dyspepsia Does the addition of screening ultrasonography add benefit or harm to screening mammography alone? Based on a study comparing more than 6,000 women who received ultrasonography and mammography to more than 15,000 women who...

American Family Physician

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2021/0101/afp20210101p15.pdf

AGA Releases Position Statement on Gastrointestinal Medication Use During Pregnancy - ...

Mar 1, 2007 - The American Gastroenterological Association (AGA) has released a position statement on gastrointestinal medication use in pregnant women. Drug treatment of gastrointestinal disease in pregnant women can be difficult, as the U.S. Food and Drug Administration classifications are not ...

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https://www.aafp.org/afp/2007/0301/p755.html

Age-Related Macular Degeneration: Update for Primary Care - American Family Physician

May 15, 2000 - Age-related macular degeneration is the leading cause of severe vision loss among the elderly. In this condition, central vision is lost, but peripheral vision almost always remains intact. Affected persons rarely require canes or guide dogs. The diagnosis of age-related macular ...

American Family Physician : Article

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2000/0515/p3035.html

AHA and ACC Issue Scientific Statement on Preventive Cardiology for Women - Special ...

Oct 15, 1999 - ...Women with significant risk factors for diabetes should have glucose testing before taking oral contraceptives. If a women develops hypertension while using oral contraceptives, she should be advised to stop taking them. Beta blockers should be started within hours of...

American Family Physician : Special Medical Reports

https://www.aafp.org/afp/1999/1015/p1846.html

AHA and ACC Outline Approaches to Coronary Disease Risk Assessment - Practice ...

Apr 15, 2000 - The American Heart Association (AHA) and the American College of Cardiology (ACC) have issued a report that discusses approaches to the assessment of cardiovascular risk as a tool for primary prevention of coronary disease.

American Family Physician : Practice Guidelines

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2000/0415/p2534.html

AHA and ASA Release Guideline for Prevention of Future Stroke in Patients with Stroke ...

Jan 15, 2015 - The American Heart Association (AHA) and American Stroke Association (ASA) have updated their guideline on prevention of future stroke in patients with a history of stroke or transient ischemic attack (TIA). Currently, the average annual rate of future stroke in these patients is at a ...

American Family Physician : Practice Guidelines

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2015/0115/p136.html

AHA and NHLBI Review Diagnosis and Management of the Metabolic Syndrome - Practice ...

Sep 15, 2006 - The American Heart Association (AHA) and the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI) have released joint recommendations on the management and diagnosis of the metabolic syndrome.

American Family Physician : Practice Guidelines

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2006/0915/p1039.html

AHA Assesses the Impact of Genotyping on Diagnosis of Genetic Cardiac Disease - Special...

May 15, 1999 - ...increase in left ventricular wall thickness, including some trained athletes with ventricular hypertrophy, and in patients with systemic hypertension who are suspected of having hypertrophic cardiomyopathy. Long-QT Syndrome Long-QT syndrome is characterized by abnormal prolongation...

American Family Physician : Special Medical Reports

https://www.aafp.org/afp/1999/0515/p2915.html

AHA Examines Cardiovascular Problems in Diabetes - Practice Guidelines - American ...

Jan 15, 2000 - The American Heart Association (AHA) has issued recommendations for interventions to reduce the risk of cardiovascular complications in patients with diabetes mellitus.

American Family Physician : Practice Guidelines

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2000/0115/p561.html

AHA Publishes Guidelines on CVD Prevention in Women - Practice Guidelines - American ...

Apr 1, 2007 - Guidelines presented by the American Heart Association (AHA) represent the most current clinical recommendations for the prevention of cardiovascular disease (CVD) in women 20 years and older.

American Family Physician : Practice Guidelines

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2007/0401/p1096.html

AHA Publishes Statement on Drug Therapy for Lipid Abnormalities in Children and ...

Mar 1, 2008 - The American Heart Association (AHA) has published a scientific statement on drug therapy for the treatment of high-risk lipid abnormalities in children and adolescents.

American Family Physician : Practice Guidelines

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2008/0301/p694.html

AHA Releases Guidelines for Hypertension Management in Adults with or at Risk of CAD - ...

Jul 15, 2008 - The American Heart Association (AHA) Council for High Blood Pressure Research and the Councils on Clinical Cardiology and Epidemiology and Prevention have released guidelines on the management of hypertension in adults with or at risk of coronary artery disease (CAD).

American Family Physician : Practice Guidelines

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2008/0715/p270.html

AHA Releases Recommendations on Cardiovascular Monitoring and the Use of ADHD ...

May 15, 2009 - The American Heart Association (AHA) has released a scientific statement and recommendations about cardiovascular monitoring and the use of stimulants in children suspected or known to have heart disease.

American Family Physician : Practice Guidelines

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2009/0515/p905.html

AHA Releases Scientific Statement on Cardiovascular Health in Childhood - Practice ...

Feb 1, 2003 - The American Heart Association (AHA) recently published a scientific statement on cardiovascular health in childhood. Coronary heart disease is the leading cause of death in the United States, making it responsible for about 500,000 deaths each year.

American Family Physician : Practice Guidelines

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2003/0201/p645.html

AHA Updates Guidelines for Carotid Endarterectomy - Special Medical Reports - American ...

Nov 15, 1998 - ...the 16-member Special Writing Group of the Stroke Council, the guidelines cover the following topics: management of risk factors, such as hypertension, cigarette smoking, serum lipid levels, alcohol consumption, postmenopausal estrogen use and antiplatelet therapy; treatment of...

American Family Physician : Special Medical Reports

https://www.aafp.org/afp/1998/1115/p1898.html

AHA Updates Guidelines on CVD Prevention in Women - Practice Guidelines - American ...

Jan 1, 2012 - Major changes addressed in the American Heart Association's (AHA) 2011 guidelines on cardiovascular disease (CVD) are that benefits and risks found in the clinical practice setting were strongly considered, and recommendations were not based solely on benefits found in the clinical ...

American Family Physician : Practice Guidelines

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2012/0101/p70.html

AHA/ACC Issue New Cholesterol Management Guideline

On Nov. 10, the American Heart Association and the American College of Cardiology released a new cholesterol guideline that includes recommendations for more personalized risk assessments and new cholesterol-lowering drug options for people at the highest risk for cardiovascular disease.

https://www.aafp.org/news/health-of-the-public/20181128ahaacccholesterol.html

AHA/ACC/ASH Release Guideline on the Treatment of Hypertension and CAD - Practice ...

Dec 1, 2015 - The American Heart Association (AHA), American College of Cardiology (ACC), and American Society of Hypertension (ASH) have released a guideline on the management of hypertension in patients with coronary artery disease (CAD). It updates a previous AHA guideline to reflect newer data.

American Family Physician : Practice Guidelines

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2015/1201/p1023.html

AHA/ACCF Statement on the Evaluation of Syncope - Practice Guidelines - American Family...

Jul 1, 2006 - The American Heart Association (AHA) and the American College of Cardiology Foundation (ACCF) recently released a scientific statement on the evaluation of syncope (i.e., transient loss of consciousness).

American Family Physician : Practice Guidelines

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2006/0701/p179.html

AHA/ASA Guidelines on Prevention of Recurrent Stroke - Practice Guidelines - American ...

Apr 15, 2011 - Persons who survive a stroke or transient ischemic attack (TIA) are at increased risk of experiencing another stroke. The American Heart Association (AHA) and the American Stroke Association (ASA) have released updated guidelines on preventing recurrent stroke in patients who have had a...

American Family Physician : Practice Guidelines

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2011/0415/p993.html

AHA/ASA Publish Advisory on Oral Antithrombotics for Stroke Prevention in Nonvalvular ...

May 15, 2013 - New antithrombotics provide alternatives to warfarin, and may lower the threshold for thromboembolic risk for initiating therapy in patients with atrial fibrillation. This advisory summarizes existing American Heart Association/American Stroke Association (AHA/ASA) recommendations on ...

American Family Physician : Practice Guidelines

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2013/0515/p732.html

AHA/ASA Publish Advisory on Oral Antithrombotics for Stroke Prevention in Nonvalvular ...

...stroke, it is important to stratify and identify patients at increased risk of stroke. The CHADS2 (congestive heart failure, hypertension, age 75 years or older, diabetes mellitus, or pre- vious stroke or transient ischemic event) scheme can help identify those patients. New...

American Family Physician

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2013/0515/afp20130515p732.pdf

AHA/ASA Release Guideline on Stroke Prevention in Women

March 1, 2015 Practice Guidelines

American Family Physician

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2015/0301/afp20150301p330.pdf

AHA/ASA Release Guideline on Stroke Prevention in Women - Practice Guidelines - ...

Mar 1, 2015 - The American Heart Association and American Stroke Association (AHA/ASA) have released a guideline to help physicians identify women with increased risk of stroke and initiate appropriate preventive measures. The guideline includes recommendations on pregnancy and stroke; cerebral ...

American Family Physician : Practice Guidelines

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2015/0301/p330.html

AHA/ATS Release Guidelines on the Diagnosis and Treatment of Pediatric Pulmonary ...

April 1, 2016 Practice Guidelines

American Family Physician

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2016/0401/afp20160401p605.pdf

AHA/ATS Release Guidelines on the Diagnosis and Treatment of Pediatric Pulmonary ...

Apr 1, 2016 - These guidelines from the American Heart Association (AHA) and the American Thoracic Society (ATS) address evaluation and treatment of pediatric pulmonary hypertension, including diagnosis, pharmacotherapy, and outpatient treatment recommendations.

American Family Physician : Practice Guidelines

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2016/0401/p605.html

AHCA Won't Help Patients Who Need It Most

We asked our new physician bloggers how the American Health Care Act would affect their patients. Most said the legislation would hurt the poor, the elderly and the disabled.

AAFP News : Fresh Perspectives: New Docs in Practice | AAFP News Blog : Blogs

https://www.aafp.org/news/blogs/freshperspectives/entry/ahca_won_t_help_patients.html

Alcohol Misuse - Clinical Evidence Handbook - American Family Physician

Apr 15, 2009 - What are the effects of interventions in hazardous or harmful drinkers in the primary care and emergency department settings?

American Family Physician : Clinical Evidence Handbook

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2009/0415/p692.html

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