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afp20210401p405.pdf

...suggests that active management may reduce the incidence of maternal anemia (NNT = 28; 95% CI, 17 to 73). Potential harms of postnatal hypertension, pain, and readmission to the hospital because of bleeding have been identi- fied.1 (Strength of Recommendation: B, Cochrane review...

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afp20210401p422.pdf

...but can be useful in the evaluation of other neurologic conditions, such as spontaneous intracranial hypotension, idiopathic intracranial hypertension, multiple sclerosis, Guillain-Barré syndrome, and malignancy. Bacterial meningitis has a high mortality rate and characteristic...

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afp20210401p439.pdf

...hypertension, dia- betes mellitus, chronic kidney disease, or severe coronary disease. At baseline, the mean age of participants was 70 years, 46% were women, 12% had a previous TIA or stroke, 12% had chronic kidney disease, 28% had heart failure, 88% had hypertension, and 44% had...

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afp20210401p440.pdf

...hypertension, dia- betes mellitus, chronic kidney disease, or severe coronary disease. At baseline, the mean age of participants was 70 years, 46% were women, 12% had a previous TIA or stroke, 12% had chronic kidney disease, 28% had heart failure, 88% had hypertension, and 44% had...

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afp20210401p441.pdf

...hypertension, dia- betes mellitus, chronic kidney disease, or severe coronary disease. At baseline, the mean age of participants was 70 years, 46% were women, 12% had a previous TIA or stroke, 12% had chronic kidney disease, 28% had heart failure, 88% had hypertension, and 44% had...

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afp20210401p442.pdf

...Pressure - history of hypertension Note: 0 to 1 criteria = low risk of OSA; 2 or more criteria = high risk of OSA. OSA = obstructive sleep apnea. Downloaded from the American Family Physician website at www.aafp.org/afp. Copyright © 2021 American Academy of Family...

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afp20210415p503.pdf

...The patient went to the emer- gency department after the symptoms continued to worsen. The medical history included atrial fibrillation, hypertension, and hyperlipidemia. The patient lived independently at home and had never smoked cigarettes. On examination, the patient’s vital...

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afp20210501p539.pdf

...18. Dixit S, DiFiori J. Prevalence of hypertension and prehy- pertension in collegiate student athletes. Clin J Sport Med. 2006; 16(5): 440. 19. Maron BJ, Levine BD, Washington RL, et al. Eligibility and disqualification recommendations for competitive athletes with...

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afp20210515p605.pdf

...Diastolic hypertension Edema Goiter Hoarseness Hypothermia Laboratory abnormalities Anemia (normocytic) Elevated C-reactive protein Hyperprolactinemia Hyponatremia Increased creatine kinase Increased low-density lipoprotein Increased triglycerides...

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afp20210515p623.pdf

...l A. He should not be screened for carotid artery ste- nosis; his hypertension and hypercholesterolemia are well controlled with medication, so he is not at high risk of carotid artery stenosis. l B. He should be screened for carotid artery stenosis because he has more than two...

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afp20210515p625.pdf

...pain, nausea, and vomiting. The patient did not have fever, diarrhea, or changes in bowel movements. The medical history included hypertension, anxiety, obstructive sleep apnea, and recurrent pancreatitis complicated by pancre- atic necrosis secondary to chronic alcohol abuse....

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afp20210601p646.pdf

...works only in the central nervous system and does not block amine oxidation in the gut; therefore, it does not provoke malignant hypertension or other excess stimulant adverse effects. Rasagiline has been found by some to slow the progression of Parkinson disease. Kenneth Renwick,...

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afp20210601p647.pdf

...works only in the central nervous system and does not block amine oxidation in the gut; therefore, it does not provoke malignant hypertension or other excess stimulant adverse effects. Rasagiline has been found by some to slow the progression of Parkinson disease. Kenneth Renwick,...

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afp20210601p663.pdf

...Neurologic Idiopathic intracranial hypertension, idiopathic stapedial or tensor tympani muscle spasm, multiple sclerosis, palatal myoclonus, spontaneous intracranial hypotension, type I Chiari malformation, vestibular migraine Otologic Cerumen impaction, cholesteatoma, foreign...

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afp20210601p672.pdf

...Gestational hypertension Intrauterine growth restriction Malpresentation Multiple gestation Oligohydramnios Placenta accreta, increta, or percreta Placenta previa Placental abruption Polyhydramnios Preeclampsia Prepregnancy body mass index greater than...

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afp20210601p698.pdf

...inhibitors or angio- tensin receptor blockers (ARBs) are recommended to slow kidney disease progression in people with albuminuria and hypertension. An ACE inhibitor or ARB should be titrated to maximal tolerated dosage with monitoring of blood pressure, serum potassium, and serum...

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afp20210615p716.pdf

...with a plan for updating it as new evidence emerges. Other popular article topics from last year include combination ther- apy for hypertension, acute chest pain, dyspepsia, neck pain, tickborne diseases, fever in infants and children, headaches, gout, point-of-care ultraso-...

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afp20210615p755.pdf

...but enlarged rapidly. There was no improvement with topical anti- biotics. The patient had a history of coronary artery disease and hypertension but no history of malignancy. Physical examination revealed a 2-cm, fleshy, erythematous, round, exophytic nodule over the frontal...

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afp20210615p763.pdf

...Hypertension: New Guidelines from the International Society of Hypertension Hypertension is one of the leading causes of death globally each year, accounting for up to 30% of myocardial infarctions. Although the prevalence of hypertension is increasing, many patients are...

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afp20210700p14.pdf

...As family physicians, we are familiar with patients like Mary. Mary is a 45-year-old with a history of hypertension, tobacco use, and obesity. She recently lost her health insurance and cannot afford to regularly see a primary care physician. She is not taking medication to treat...

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afp20210700p34.pdf

...(Megace) and mirtazapine (Remeron) are prescribed. Adverse effects of megestrol include gastrointestinal upset, insomnia, impo- tence, hypertension, thromboembolic events, and adrenal insufficiency.20,21 Mirtazapine, a serotonin antagonist used to treat depression, has weight gain...

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afp20210700p95.pdf

...mass index (BMI) of 27 kg per m2 or higher with at least one weight-related comorbidity (e.g., cardiovascular disease, hyper- lipidemia, hypertension, obstructive sleep apnea) or a BMI of 30 kg per m2 or higher. Most patients were women (81%) and White (76%) with a mean age of 46...

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afp20210700p95a.pdf

...mass index (BMI) of 27 kg per m2 or higher with at least one weight-related comorbidity (e.g., cardiovascular disease, hyper- lipidemia, hypertension, obstructive sleep apnea) or a BMI of 30 kg per m2 or higher. Most patients were women (81%) and White (76%) with a mean age of 46...

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afp20210700p97.pdf

...mass index (BMI) of 27 kg per m2 or higher with at least one weight-related comorbidity (e.g., cardiovascular disease, hyper- lipidemia, hypertension, obstructive sleep apnea) or a BMI of 30 kg per m2 or higher. Most patients were women (81%) and White (76%) with a mean age of 46...

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afp20210700p98.pdf

...of 89% to 90% or Pao2 between 56 and 59 mm Hg, supplemental oxygen is recommended if signs of hypoxia such as polycythemia, pulmonary hypertension, or cor pulmonale are present. Sup- plementary oxygen does not appear to be effective for hypoxemia that only occurs with exertion....

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afp20210800p116.pdf

...Letters to the Editor Automated Office Blood Pressure for Diagnosing Hypertension To the Editor: The U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) recommendation state- ment on hypertension in adults reaffirmed the benefits of screening1; however, it missed an opportunity to...

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https://www.aafp.org/afp/2021/0800/afp20210800p116.pdf

afp20210800p118.pdf

...Letters to the Editor Automated Office Blood Pressure for Diagnosing Hypertension To the Editor: The U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) recommendation state- ment on hypertension in adults reaffirmed the benefits of screening1; however, it missed an opportunity to...

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https://www.aafp.org/afp/2021/0800/afp20210800p118.pdf

afp20210800p119.pdf

...Letters to the Editor Automated Office Blood Pressure for Diagnosing Hypertension To the Editor: The U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) recommendation state- ment on hypertension in adults reaffirmed the benefits of screening1; however, it missed an opportunity to...

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afp20210800p122.pdf

...of atherosclerotic cardiovascular dis- ease (ASCVD) risk and glomerular filtration rate (GFR), decisions on pharmacotherapy for hypertension, and inter- pretation of pulmonary function testing. These diagnostic and clinical prediction tools do not recognize the social and...

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afp20210800p138.pdf

...criteria for prediabetes, exclu- sion of individuals with comorbidities commonly encountered in primary care settings (except for hypertension), and differences in the dosages of administered medications. The ADA recommends yearly testing of indi- viduals who have prediabetes...

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https://www.aafp.org/afp/2021/0800/afp20210800p138.pdf

afp20210800p141.pdf

...Hypertension 3 Diabetes mellitus 2 Heart/vascular disorder 2 Information from reference 2. August 2021 ◆ Volume 104, Number 2 www.aafp.org/afp American Family Physician 143 CARE OF THE COLLEGE STUDENT Institutions of higher education vary with regard to testing,...

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afp20210800p179.pdf

...per 1,000 person- years and is expected to double by 2060 due to the aging population.15 Conditions associated with advanced age such as hypertension, chronic kidney disease, diabetes mellitus, and coronary heart disease are overlapping risk factors and potential causes of sinus...

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afp20210800p193.pdf

...Screening for Hypertension in Adults Tina Fan, MD, MPH, Medical Officer, U.S. Preventive Services Task Force Program, Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality Marissa Tan, DO, MPH, Preventive Medicine Resident, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health Case Study A...

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afp20210800p203.pdf

...for the Treatment of Hypertension Jason M. Barnes, MD, MBA, and Wendra J. Galfand, DO, Carl R. Darnall Army Medical Center, Fort Hood, Texas Clinical Question Is hydrochlorothiazide more effective than chlorthalidone for the treatment of hypertension? Evidence-Based Answer...

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afp20210800p209.pdf

...Concurrent Medications and Lifestyle Modifications Patients with hypertension and gout should be switched from hydrochlorothiazide to losartan (Cozaar) if possible. Low-dose aspirin should be continued if indicated, even though aspirin increases urate levels. Although fenofibrate...

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afp20210900p234.pdf

...more than 10.3% of primary care vis- its have been related to CVD, and up to 55% of visits include management of CVD risk factors (e.g., hypertension, dyslipidemia, diabetes melli- tus).4 In an effort to determine the role of diet in CVD prevention, this review assessed if reducing...

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afp20210900p235.pdf

...more than 10.3% of primary care vis- its have been related to CVD, and up to 55% of visits include management of CVD risk factors (e.g., hypertension, dyslipidemia, diabetes melli- tus).4 In an effort to determine the role of diet in CVD prevention, this review assessed if reducing...

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afp20210900p237.pdf

...The home measurement of blood pressure allows patients with hypertension to become more involved in their care and allows clini- cians to diagnose hypertension and monitor therapy more accurately. Evidence shows that home blood pressure measurements are gen- erally lower than blood...

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afp20210900p253.pdf

...Alcohol withdrawal delirium (delirium tremens): agitation, diaphoresis, disorienta- tion, hallucinations (predominantly visual), hypertension, low-grade fever, tachycardia 48 to 72 hours‡ *-Symptoms generally resolve within 48 hours. †-Symptoms reported as early as 2 hours...

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afp20210900p271.pdf

...Congestive Any pathologic process that can cause advanced liver disease, congestive heart failure, portal hypertension, renal failure, splenic vein thrombosis Neoplastic Essential thrombocytopenia, Hodgkin/non-Hodgkin lymphoma, leuke- mia (acute lymphoid leukemia, acute myeloid...

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afp20210900p277.pdf

...asymptom- atic; seizures are the most common manifestation; chronic meningitis, cra- nial nerve abnormalities, headache, and intracranial hypertension or hydroceph- alus may also occur Muscular cysticerci are usually asymptomatic Neurocysticercosis: com- puted tomography and...

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afp20210900p292.pdf

...• Older age • Cisgender male sex • Comorbidities, including hypertension, abnormal cho- lesterol levels, and diabetes mellitus • Lifestyle factors, including smoking status, obesity, diet, and physical inactivity The ACC/AHA endorses the use of coronary artery calcium...

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afp20210900p301.pdf

...The medical history included poorly controlled type 2 diabetes mellitus, hypertension, obesity, and metastatic appendiceal carcinoma. In the months leading up to development of the rash, the patient had been treated with several chemothera- peutic agents, including fluorouracil,...

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afp20210900p313.pdf

...6: 45 p.m. Now that I’m home, the goal is to shower and eat, and, because I examined several patients with hypertension issues today, I read two American Family Physician articles on hyper- tension. Because we’re still in orientation, we cycle through a different rotation every day...

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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 ...

American Family Physician : Practice Guidelines

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 ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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

AHA/AAC/<FEFF>ASH Release Guideline on the Treatment of Hypertension and CAD

December 1, 2015 Practice Guidelines

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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.

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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

...Treatable Vascular Risk Factors HYPERTENSION Meta-analyses of randomized controlled tri- als have shown that lowering blood pressure can reduce the risk of stroke by 30 to 40 per- cent. The Seventh Report of the Joint National Committee on Prevention, Detection, Evalu- ation, and...

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https://www.aafp.org/afp/2011/0415/afp20110415p993.pdf

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 Release Guideline on Stroke Prevention in Women

March 1, 2015 Practice Guidelines

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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

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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.

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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

Alcohol Use Disorders - American Family Physician

Sep 15, 2021 - This collection features AFP content on alcohol abuse and dependence and related issues, including alcoholism, alcohol withdrawal syndrome, and detoxification. This collection features AFP content on alcohol abuse and dependence and related issues, including alcoholism, alcohol ...

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Alcohol Withdrawal Syndrome - American Family Physician

Mar 15, 2004 - The spectrum of alcohol withdrawal symptoms ranges from such minor symptoms as insomnia and tremulousness to severe complications such as withdrawal seizures and delirium tremens. Although the history and physical examination usually are sufficient to diagnose alcohol withdrawal ...

American Family Physician : Article

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Alcohol Withdrawal Syndrome - American Family Physician

...Alcohol withdrawal delirium 48 to 72 hours‡ (delirium tremens): hallucinations (predominately visual), disorientation, tachycardia, hypertension, low-grade fever, agitation, diaphoresis *-Symptoms generally resolve within 48 hours. †-Symptoms reported as early as two hours after...

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https://www.aafp.org/afp/2004/0315/afp20040315p1443.pdf

Alcohol Withdrawal Syndrome: Outpatient Management - American Family Physician Restricted content. Login required.

Aug 1, 2021 - Approximately one-half of patients with alcohol use disorder who abruptly stop or reduce their alcohol use will develop signs or symptoms of alcohol withdrawal syndrome. The syndrome is due to overactivity of the central and autonomic nervous systems, leading to tremors, insomnia, ...

American Family Physician : Article

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2021/0900/p253.html

Alcohol-Related Problems: Recognition and Intervention - American Family Physician

Jan 15, 1999 - Early identification of alcohol-related problems is important because these problems are prevalent, pose serious health risks to patients and their families, and are amenable to intervention. Physicians may be able to help patients change their drinking behaviors. The most effective ...

American Family Physician : Article

https://www.aafp.org/afp/1999/0115/p361.html

Alcoholism in the Elderly - American Family Physician

Mar 15, 2000 - Alcohol abuse and alcoholism are common but underrecognized problems among older adults. One third of older alcoholic persons develop a problem with alcohol in later life, while the other two thirds grow older with the medical and psychosocial sequelae of early-onset alcoholism. The ...

American Family Physician : Article

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2000/0315/p1710.html

Algorithms - American Family Physician

...Hypertension Immunizations Influenza Kidney disease Labor, Delivery, and Postpartum Issues Menopause Menstrual disorders Musculoskeletal care Myocardial Infarction Neonatology/Newborn Issues Obesity Osteoporosis Otitis Pain Management Peripheral Vascular...

American Family Physician

https://www.aafp.org/afp/algorithms/viewAll.htm

Algorithms - American Family Physician

...Hypertension Immunizations Influenza Kidney disease Labor, Delivery, and Postpartum Issues Menopause Menstrual disorders Musculoskeletal care Myocardial Infarction Neonatology/Newborn Issues Obesity Osteoporosis Otitis Pain Management Peripheral Vascular...

American Family Physician

https://www.aafp.org/afp/algorithms/viewAll.htm?cmpid=afped_ot_pub_afpj_van_alg

Aliskiren (Tekturna) for the Treatment of Hypertension - STEPS - American Family Physician

Oct 15, 2007 - Aliskiren provides a new pharmacologic approach to treating hypertension; however, short-term studies have not identified a unique role. It is more expensive than commonly used first-line diuretics, and long-term safety has not been demonstrated.

American Family Physician : STEPS

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2007/1015/p1203.html

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CME : Browse

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Allergen Immunotherapy - American Family Physician

Aug 15, 2004 - Allergen immunotherapy (also called allergy vaccine therapy) involves the administration of gradually increasing quantities of specific allergens to patients with IgE-mediated conditions until a dose is reached that is effective in reducing disease severity from natural exposure. The ...

American Family Physician : Article

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2004/0815/p689.html

Allergy and Anaphylaxis - American Family Physician

Jun 15, 2021 - This collection features AFP content on allergies and anaphylaxis and related issues, including allergies and asthma, allergens, allergy testing, allergic rhinitis, food allergies, and latex allergies. This collection features AFP content on allergies and anaphylaxis and related issues,...

American Family Physician : AFP By Topic

https://www.aafp.org/afp/topicModules/viewTopicModule.htm?topicModuleId=58

Alpha-glucosidase Inhibitors May Reduce the Risk of Type 2 Diabetes - Cochrane for ...

Aug 1, 2007 - The literature shows that acarbose can reduce the risk of type 2 diabetes in patients with impaired glucose tolerance or impaired fasting glucose. However, it is unclear whether the drug stops or delays the development of the disease or masks the diagnosis. There is no evidence that ...

American Family Physician : Cochrane for Clinicians

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2007/0801/p374.html

Alternative Therapies for Traditional Disease States: Menopause - American Family ...

Jul 1, 2002 - With growing concern about the use of hormone replacement therapy, some women are looking for alternative treatments for menopausal symptoms and preventing postmenopausal cardiovascular disease and osteoporosis. In observational trials, exercise has been associated with decreased ...

American Family Physician : Article

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2002/0701/p129.html

Altitude Illness: Risk Factors, Prevention, Presentation, and Treatment

...Uncontrolled congestive heart failure, severe chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, and pulmonary hypertension are contraindications to altitude exposure. C 42-44 - Activity restriction at high altitudes is not necessary in patients with stable coronary artery disease. C...

American Family Physician

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2010/1101/afp20101101p1103.pdf

Altitude Illness: Risk Factors, Prevention, Presentation, and Treatment - American ...

Nov 1, 2010 - Altitude illness affects 25 to 85 percent of travelers to high altitudes, depending on their rate of ascent, home altitude, individual susceptibility, and other risk factors. Acute mountain sickness is the most common presentation of altitude illness and typically causes headache and ...

American Family Physician : Article

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2010/1101/p1103.html

Alzheimer Disease: Pharmacologic and Nonpharmacologic Therapies for Cognitive and ...

June 15, 2017

American Family Physician

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2017/0615/afp20170615p771.pdf

Alzheimer Disease: Pharmacologic and Nonpharmacologic Therapies for Cognitive and ...

Jun 15, 2017 - Alzheimer disease comprises a syndrome of progressive cognitive and functional decline. Treatments should target cognitive and functional symptoms. Cholinesterase inhibitors, memantine, and a combination of a cholinesterase inhibitor and memantine have produced statistically significant...

American Family Physician : Article

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2017/0615/p771.html

Ambulatory Blood Pressure Important for Decision-Making About Treatment - POEMs - ...

Oct 15, 2018 - This study supports the guidelines recommending that treatment decisions be based on ambulatory blood pressure measurements rather than in-office blood pressure results. The difference between the two measurements in this cohort was 19/11 mm Hg, which is enough to change the decision to...

American Family Physician : POEMs

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2018/1015/od5.html

Ambulatory Blood Pressure Monitoring: Technology with a Purpose - Editorials - American...

Jun 1, 2003 - ...Hypertension and its sequelae are responsible for many visits to family physicians. Office-based measurement of blood pressure using aneroid or mercury sphygmomanometry is central to such visits. In this issue of American Family Physician, Marchiando and Elston1 review a different,...

American Family Physician : Editorials

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2003/0601/p2262.html

Ambulatory Detoxification of Patients with Alcohol Dependence - American Family Physician

Feb 1, 2005 - Detoxification from alcohol can be undertaken in ambulatory settings with patients who are alcohol-dependent and show signs of mild to moderate withdrawal when they are not drinking. An appropriate candidate for outpatient detoxification should have arrangements to start an alcohol ...

American Family Physician : Article

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2005/0201/p495.html

Ambulatory Detoxification of Patients with Alcohol Dependence - American Family Physician

...agitation, seizures); excessive function of the autonomic nervous system (ANS) (e.g., nausea, vomiting, tachy- cardia, tremulousness, hypertension); and cognitive dysfunction. STAGES OF WITHDRAWAL AWS can be divided into three stages. Patients in stages 1 and 2 can be treated...

American Family Physician

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2005/0201/afp20050201p495.pdf

Ambulatory Patient Checklist for MAs

... Hypertension  Preventive care  Diabetes  Vital signs  Patient education sheets identified and linked  Recheck blood pressure if elevated (>129/84)  Patient assessed for gown  Expectation management  Doctor notified Check-out  Referrals and...

Family Practice Management

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2013/0900/fpm20130900p18-rt1.pdf

Amenorrhea: A Systematic Approach to Diagnosis and Management - American Family Physician

Jul 1, 2019 - Menstrual patterns can be an indicator of overall health and self-perception of well-being. Primary amenorrhea, defined as the lifelong absence of menses, requires evaluation if menarche has not occurred by 15 years of age or three years post-thelarche. Secondary amenorrhea is ...

American Family Physician : Article

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2019/0701/p39.html

Amenorrhea: An Approach to Diagnosis and Management - American Family Physician

Jun 1, 2013 - Although amenorrhea may result from a number of different conditions, a systematic evaluation including a detailed history, physical examination, and laboratory assessment of selected serum hormone levels can usually identify the underlying cause. Primary amenorrhea, which by definition...

American Family Physician : Article

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2013/0601/p781.html

Amenorrhea: Evaluation and Treatment - American Family Physician

Apr 15, 2006 - A thorough history and physical examination as well as laboratory testing can help narrow the differential diagnosis of amenorrhea. In patients with primary amenorrhea, the presence or absence of sexual development should direct the evaluation. Constitutional delay of growth and puberty...

American Family Physician : Article

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2006/0415/p1374.html

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