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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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afp20200401p434.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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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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afp20200615od1.pdf

...factor for Alzheimer disease in white and Asian populations.10 Other risk factors include cardiovascular risk factors (e.g., diabetes, hypertension, or hypercholesterolemia), depression, physical frailty, low education level, and low social support level.10-13 Several dietary and...

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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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afp20200615p755.pdf

...She had a history of hypertension, type 2 dia- betes mellitus, mild nonproliferative diabetic retinopathy, bilateral glaucoma for which she had surgery three months earlier, and asthma. She was a former smoker. Her family history was positive for lupus erythematosus and rheumatoid...

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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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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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afp20200801p148.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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https://www.aafp.org/afp/2020/0801/afp20200801p148.pdf

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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https://www.aafp.org/afp/2020/0815/afp20200815p243.pdf

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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https://www.aafp.org/afp/2020/0815/afp20200815p248a.pdf

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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https://www.aafp.org/afp/2020/0901/afp20200901p307.pdf

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

...to reduce cardiovascu- lar events.26 The OmniHeart study, which evaluated macronutrient vari- ations of the Dietary Approaches to Stop Hypertension (DASH) diet, demonstrated decreased triglyceride levels with higher intake of unsatu- rated fat and protein and lower intake of...

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afp20201001p389.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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https://www.aafp.org/afp/2020/1001/afp20201001p389.pdf

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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afp20201001p420.pdf

...Preeclampsia or pregnancy-induced hypertension* Preterm labor Restrictive lung disease Ruptured membranes Severe anemia Uncontrolled chronic medical conditions Hypertension Thyroid disease Type 1 diabetes mellitus Relative contraindications Extreme...

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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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https://www.aafp.org/afp/2020/1015/afp20201015p505.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 ...

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 ...

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

December 1, 2015 Practice Guidelines

American Family Physician

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2015/1201/afp20151201p1023.pdf

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

...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...

American Family Physician

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 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

Alcohol Use Disorders - American Family Physician

Oct 1, 2020 - 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 ...

American Family Physician : AFP By Topic

https://www.aafp.org/afp/topicModules/viewTopicModule.htm?topicModuleId=1

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

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2004/0315/p1443.html

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...

American Family Physician

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

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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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

Allergen Immunotherapy - American Family Physician

...percent, beta-blocker or angiotensin-converting enzyme (ACE) inhibitor therapy, unstable angina or myocar- dial infarction, uncontrolled hypertension, and major organ failure. Allergen immuno- therapy also cannot be used in patients who would have difficulty reporting signs and...

American Family Physician

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2004/0815/afp20040815p689.pdf

Allergy and Anaphylaxis - American Family Physician

Sep 15, 2020 - 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...

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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

American Family Physician

...Treatment of Severe Asymptomatic Hypertension CHAD S. KESSLER, MD, and YAZEN JOUDEH, MD, University of Illinois at Chicago College of Medicine, Chicago, Illinois A pproximately one third of adults in the United States have some degree of hypertension,1-3 and up to 5 per- cent of...

American Family Physician

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2010/0215/afp20100215p470.pdf

American Family Physician

...and dietary modifi- cation) improve cardiac risk factors and are universally recommended by evidence-based guidelines. Treatment of hypertension and dyslip- idemia reduces morbidity and mortality. Recommendations for per- sons with diabetes mellitus generally encourage glucose...

American Family Physician

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2010/0201/afp20100201p289.pdf

American Family Physician

...Systemic effects (e.g., lymphade- nopathy, lymphangitis, nausea, vomiting, perioral paresthesia, metallic taste, hypotension, hypertension [particularly in Gila monster envenomation], diarrhea, vertigo, shock, hyperreactive airway, loss of consciousness) Paralytic features (e.g.,...

American Family Physician

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2009/1015/afp20091015p793.pdf

American Family Physician

...with hematospermia include bleeding disor- ders; liver disease, which can affect clotting factor production; and severe uncontrolled hypertension (demonstrated in a limited case-control study 22), which is attributed to interference with clotting.22,23 Constitu- tional symptoms...

American Family Physician

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2009/1215/afp20091215p1421.pdf

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