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afp20210415p455.pdf

...sions, we find the evidence supports infrequent lipid monitoring. Risk calculators demonstrate that patient factors such as obesity, hypertension, diabetes, and tobacco use influence risk scores significantly more than cholesterol values. Cho- lesterol levels are stable for up to 10...

American Family Physician

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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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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

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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 ...

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

Mar 1, 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 ...

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...

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

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

...retinopathy, refractive error, cataracts, glaucoma, and age-related macular degeneration. Aggressive medical management of diabetes, hypertension, and hyperlipidemia; encouraging smoking cessation; reducing ultravio- let light exposure; and appropriate response to medication adverse...

American Family Physician

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2009/0601/afp20090601p963.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

American Family Physician

...than 40 years, and those who have additional risk factors for cardio- vascular disease (e.g., family history of car- diovascular disease, hypertension, smoking, dyslipidemia, albuminuria).7 statins are rec- ommended for patients with type 2 diabe- tes and CaD, and for patients with...

American Family Physician

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2009/0101/afp20090101p29.pdf

American Family Physician

...in 100,000 children.10,11 It is the third lead- ing cause of heart failure in the United States behind coronary artery disease (CAD) and hypertension.1 Hypertrophic cardiomyopathy, the leading cause of sudden death in athletes, is an autosomal dominant disease with an incidence...

American Family Physician

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2009/0501/afp20090501p778.pdf

American Family Physician

...Cardiovascular complications (worsening hypertension, myocardial infarction) Avoid COX-2 inhibitors in persons at risk of cardiovascular events Varying results; one meta-analysis reports an excess of 3.5 cardiac ischemic events per 1,000 persons taking celecoxib compared with...

American Family Physician

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2009/1215/afp20091215p1371.pdf

American Family Physician

...systemic side effects. Hypothalamic-pituitary-adrenal suppres- sion, glaucoma, septic necrosis of the fem- oral head, hyperglycemia, hypertension, and other systemic side effects have been reported.29 It is difficult to quantify the inci- dence of side effects caused by topical...

American Family Physician

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2009/0115/afp20090115p135.pdf

American Family Physician

...Hypertension Illicit drug use (e.g., cocaine, methamphetamine) Medications (e.g., antihistamines, benzodiazepines, selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors) Neurologic conditions (e.g., Alzheimer disease, multiple sclerosis, Parkinson disease, paraplegia, quadriplegia,...

American Family Physician

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2010/0201/afp20100201p305.pdf

American Family Physician

...Hypertension in patients with type 2 diabetes Hypertension treatment Diabetes-related death over 10 years 15 Hyperlipidemia (secondary prevention) Various versus placebo Heart attack or stroke over five years 16 Deep venous thrombosis Warfarin (Coumadin; target INR...

American Family Physician

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2009/0415/afp20090415p668.pdf

American Family Physician

...Hirsutism C Tachycardia, hypertension, headache, dry mouth 10 mg per day 26 $116 (brand) CHF = congestive heart failure; FDA = U.S. Food and Drug Administra- tion; GI = gastrointestinal; MI = myocardial infarction; PCOS = polycystic ovary syndrome. *- Estimated monthly cost...

American Family Physician

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2009/0415/afp20090415p671.pdf

American Family Physician

...Diabetes, hypertension, thyroid or gallbladder disease 1.3 to 3 Older age 2 to 3 History of infertility 2 to 3 Late age at natural menopause (older than 52 years) 2 to 3 Early age at menarche (younger than 12 years) 1.5 to 2 Menstrual irregularities 1.5 White...

American Family Physician

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2009/1115/afp20091115p1075.pdf

American Family Physician

...Cholinergic, nicotinic Abdominal pain; fasciculations; hypertension; paresis; tachycardia Nicotine Opioid Hypotension; hypothermia; hypoventilation; meiosis; sedation Opioids Sympathomimetic Agitation; diaphoresis; hypertension; hyperthermia; mydriasis; psychosis; seizures;...

American Family Physician

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2010/0201/afp20100201p316.pdf

American Family Physician

...Maternal medical disorders such as thyroid disease, diabetes mellitus, or hypertension Multiple gestation Nongenital tract infection (asymptomatic bacteriuria, pneumonia, appendicitis) Periodontal disease Polyhydramnios or oligohydramnios Shortened cervix (< 3.0 cm)...

American Family Physician

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2010/0215/afp20100215p477.pdf

American Family Physician

...Low levels of both markers are associated with adverse pregnancy outcomes, such as spontaneous loss before fetal viability, gestational hypertension, preeclampsia, preterm premature rupture of membranes, placental abruption, preterm birth, low birth weight, and stillbirth.23,24...

American Family Physician

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2009/0115/afp20090115p117.pdf

American Family Physician

...but also hemodynamics and func- tion. Adults with CHD have the additional clinical considerations of acquired comor- bidities (e.g., hypertension, atherosclerosis, occlusive coronary artery disease, pulmonary disease, renal disease) that may complicate their medical or surgical...

American Family Physician

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2009/0915/afp20090915p597.pdf

American Family Physician

...Venomous lizards, hemorrhagic and coagulopathic, cardiovascular (extreme hypertension; e.g., Gila monster [Heloderma suspectum]) II or III Kallikrein-like toxins; glucagon-like peptides; probable neurotoxins (clinical relevance unlikely); vasodilatory peptides Spiders,...

American Family Physician

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2009/1015/afp20091015p793-s1.pdf

American Family Physician

...hemorrhage can lead to significant morbid- ity, especially in those with hemodynamic instability and comorbid conditions, includ- ing hypertension, diabetes mellitus, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, chronic renal insufficiency, and coronary artery disease.1,3 This review...

American Family Physician

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2009/1101/afp20091101p977.pdf

American Family Physician

...May be associated with hypertension, renal insufficiency, and hematuria Membranous nephropathy Thickening of the glomerular basement membrane on electron microscopy; immunoglobulin G and C3 deposits with immunofluorescent staining Peak incidence at 30 to 50 years of age;...

American Family Physician

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2009/1115/afp20091115p1129.pdf

American Family Physician

...Ventricular septal defect, aortic stenosis, hypertrophic obstructive cardiomyopathy, left ventricular assist device, primary pulmonary hypertension Markedly elevated blood platelet count Essential thrombocythemia, polycythemia vera, myelofibrosis with myeloid metaplasia, other...

American Family Physician

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2009/1201/afp20091201p1261.pdf

American Family Physician

...Hypertension (preeclampsia or eclampsia) Hyperthyroidism Maternal motor vehicle collision or trauma Morbid obesity Renal disease Vascular disease Intrapartum Fetal Abnormal fetal heart rate on auscultation or admission tracing (20-minute strip)*...

American Family Physician

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2009/1215/afp20091215p1388.pdf

American Family Physician

...Spontaneous causes: hypertension, severe coughing, straining, atherosclerotic vessels, bleeding disorders Traumatic causes: blunt eye trauma, foreign body, penetrating injury Episcleritis Visual acuity preserved, pupils equal and reactive to light, dilated episcleral blood...

American Family Physician

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2010/0115/afp20100115p137.pdf

American Family Physician

...Uses and effectiveness Hawthorn has traditionally been used to treat anxi- ety, asthma, hypertension, dyslipidemia, hypotension, angina, arrhythmias, heart failure, and indigestion. The most substantial evidence for clinical benefits of haw- thorn is its use in chronic congestive...

American Family Physician

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2010/0215/afp20100215p465.pdf

American Family Physician Videos

American Family Physician video collection.

American Family Physician

https://www.aafp.org/journals/afp/multimedia/videos.html

American Heart Association Releases Scientific Statement on Cardiovascular Disease in ...

Jun 1, 1998 - ...hypertension, stroke and peripheral arterial disease. Coronary Heart Disease Studies show that coronary heart disease in women is largely preventable. The major risk factors for coronary heart disease in women are cigarette smoking, hypertension (including isolated systolic...

American Family Physician : Special Medical Reports

https://www.aafp.org/afp/1998/0601/p2873.html

American Heart Association Scientific Statement on the Primary Prevention of Ischemic ...

Aug 1, 2001 - The American Heart Association (AHA) has issued a scientific statement on the primary prevention of ischemic stroke. The scientific statement includes an overview of established and potential risk factors and recommendations.

American Family Physician : Practice Guidelines

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2001/0801/p513.html

American Psychiatric Association Issues a Practice Guideline on Dementia - Special ...

Jan 15, 1998 - ...Previous: National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute Releases New Guidelines for the Treatment of Hypertension Next: Clinical Briefs View the full table of contents >> Home / Journals / afp / Vol. 57/No. 2(January 15, 1998) / Special Medical Reports: American Psychiatric...

American Family Physician : Special Medical Reports

https://www.aafp.org/afp/1998/0115/p366.html

Americans in Motion - Healthy Interventions: A Guide to Group Visits for Chronic ...

Research indicates group visits can also provide an improved quality of care and a higher level of patient and physician satisfaction. They empower patients and also the physician and staff. Group visits allow for more time for education and relationship building. Group visits have ...

Patient Care

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/patient_care/fitness/GroupVisitAIM.pdf

Amlodipine/Atorvastatin for Preventing Heart Disease - Letters to the Editor - American...

Feb 1, 2007 - ...Another statement in the article was: Calcium channel blockers, including amlodipine, are not the drugs of choice for treating hypertension; they are for patients who cannot tolerate or who do not experience adequate control with diuretics, beta blockers or ACE inhibitors. 1 The...

American Family Physician : Letter

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2007/0201/p311.html

Amlodipine/Atorvastin (Caduet) for Preventing Heart Disease - STEPS - American Family ...

Mar 15, 2006 - Amlodipine/atorvastatin offers no added benefit in safety, tolerability, or effectiveness over amlodipine and atorvastatin taken separately. It has not been shown to improve mortality or morbidity in patients who have hypertension with or without dyslipidemia. The only potential ...

American Family Physician : STEPS

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2006/0315/p1067.html

Amphetamines for Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder in Adults

...In a 2004 meta-analysis, bariatric surgery was reported to resolve 77 percent of diabetes mellitus cases, 62 per- cent of hypertension cases, and 70 percent of hyper- lipidemia cases.5 Although some experts believe that bariatric surgery may also improve fatty liver disease that...

American Family Physician

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2012/0901/afp20120901p413.pdf

Amphetamines for Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder in Adults

...In a 2004 meta-analysis, bariatric surgery was reported to resolve 77 percent of diabetes mellitus cases, 62 per- cent of hypertension cases, and 70 percent of hyper- lipidemia cases.5 Although some experts believe that bariatric surgery may also improve fatty liver disease that...

American Family Physician

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2012/0901/afp20120901p415.pdf

An Annular Rash - Photo Quiz - American Family Physician

Apr 1, 2014 - Photo Quiz presents readers with a clinical challenge based on a photograph or other image.

American Family Physician : Photo Quiz

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2014/0401/p581.html

An Approach to Interpreting Spirometry - American Family Physician

Mar 1, 2004 - Spirometry is a powerful tool that can be used to detect, follow, and manage patients with lung disorders. Technology advancements have made spirometry much more reliable and relatively simple to incorporate into a routine office visit. However, interpreting spirometry results can be ...

American Family Physician : Article

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2004/0301/p1107.html

An Aspirin a Day Keeps the MI Away (For Some) - Editorials - American Family Physician

May 15, 2002 - ...aspirin therapy is a viable intervention, along with counseling on sedentary lifestyle, tobacco use, poor nutrition, hyperlipidemia, and hypertension.7 Despite the evidence that such advice is effective,8 many opportunities to provide this counseling are missed in our daily...

American Family Physician : Editorials

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2002/0515/p2000.html

An Organized Approach to Chronic Disease Care -- FPM

Jun 1, 2011 - Delivering better chronic disease care is a team sport that requires a clear game plan.

Family Practice Management : Articles

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2011/0500/p27.html

An Unusual Case of Chest Pain - Photo Quiz - American Family Physician

Feb 15, 2004 - Photo Quiz presents readers with a clinical challenge based on a photograph or other image.

American Family Physician : Photo Quiz

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2004/0215/p919.html

An Unusual Petechial Rash - Photo Quiz - American Family Physician

Dec 1, 2004 - Photo Quiz presents readers with a clinical challenge based on a photograph or other image.

American Family Physician : Photo Quiz

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2004/1201/p2197.html

Analgesics for Osteoarthritis

...effects on blood pressure, edema, and kidney function, but no consistent, clinically relevant differences have been found in risks of hypertension, heart failure, or impaired kidney function.    Celecoxib is associated with an increased risk of cardiovascular adverse effects...

American Family Physician

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2013/0301/afp20130301p354.pdf

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