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Screening for Carotid Artery Stenosis: Recommendation Statement - U.S. Preventive ...

Apr 1, 2008 - This statement summarizes the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) recommendations on screening for carotid artery stenosis and the supporting scientific evidence, and updates the 1996 recommendations contained in the Guide to Clinical Preventive Services, 2nd ed.

American Family Physician : U.S. Preventive Services Task Force

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2008/0401/p1006.html

Subclinical Hypothyroidism - Cochrane for Clinicians - American Family Physician

Apr 1, 2008 - Although there is evidence that thyroid hormone therapy in patients with subclinical hypothyroidism may improve lipid profiles, cognitive function, and echographic left ventricular function, there is no evidence that this will decrease morbidity or mortality.

American Family Physician : Cochrane for Clinicians

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2008/0401/p953.html

Corrections - Apr 1, 2008 - American Family Physician

Apr 1, 2008 - ...Previous: Treatment of Acute Ischemic Stroke with t-PA Next: Corrections View the full table of contents >> Home / Journals / afp / Vol. 77/No. 7(April 1, 2008) / Corrections: Corrections...

American Family Physician : Corrections

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2008/0401/p920.html

Tips From Other Journals - American Family Physician

Apr 1, 2008 - ...Aspirin vs. Warfarin for Stroke Prevention in Older Patients Am Fam Physician. 2008 Apr 1;77(7):1018-1019. Background: An estimated 12 percent of persons older than 75 years have atrial fibrillation, which is associated with a fivefold increase in risk of stroke. Older patients...

American Family Physician : Tip

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2008/0401/p1018.html

AAFP News - Apr 1, 2008 - American Family Physician

Apr 1, 2008 - Selected policy and health issues news briefs from AAFP News Now.

American Family Physician : AAFP News: AFP Edition

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2008/0401/p899.html

Tips From Other Journals - American Family Physician

Mar 15, 2008 - ...m2 for men and 38 kg per m2 for women. Patients with comorbidities (e.g., diabetes, hypertension, hyperlipidemia, myocardial infarction or stroke that occurred more than six months before the study) were eligible unless they were not candidates for surgery. Mortality rates and...

American Family Physician : Tip

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2008/0315/p837.html

Urinary Retention in Adults: Diagnosis and Initial Management - American Family Physician

Mar 1, 2008 - Urinary retention is the inability to voluntarily void urine. This condition can be acute or chronic. Causes of urinary retention are numerous and can be classified as obstructive, infectious and inflammatory, pharmacologic, neurologic, or other. The most common cause of urinary ...

American Family Physician : Article

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2008/0301/p643.html

Tourette's Syndrome - American Family Physician

Mar 1, 2008 - Tourette's syndrome is a movement disorder most commonly seen in school-age children. The incidence peaks around preadolescence with one half of cases resolving in early adulthood. Tourette's syndrome is the most common cause of tics, which are involuntary or semivoluntary, sudden, ...

American Family Physician : Article

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2008/0301/p651.html

Fluticasone or Salmeterol Alone vs. Combination Therapy for COPD - AFP Journal Club - ...

Mar 1, 2008 - Is fluticasone plus salmeterol better than fluticasone or salmeterol alone for treating patients with COPD? Anticholinergics are the bronchodilators of choice. Neither fluticasone nor the combination of fluticasone and salmeterol were no better than placebo at preventing mortality.

American Family Physician : AFP Journal Club

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2008/0301/p586.html

Lessons from Torcetrapib: Putting Patient-Oriented Evidence First - Editorials - ...

Mar 1, 2008 - ...work is because biology is generally nonlinear. For example, a blood pressure of 110/65 mm Hg does not significantly increase the risk of stroke compared with a blood pressure of 100/55 mm Hg. However, an increase from 140/95 to 150/105 mm Hg increases the risk substantially. On the...

American Family Physician : Editorials

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2008/0301/p597.html

Tips From Other Journals - American Family Physician

Mar 1, 2008 - ...Aspirin Trial (5,139 male physicians) and the United Kingdom Transient Ischaemic Attack (UK-TIA) Aspirin Trial (2,449 patients after transient ischemic attack or minor ischemic stroke). These patients were followed regularly and their medical records were tagged to identify the...

American Family Physician : Tip

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2008/0301/p685.html

Choosing First-Line Therapy for Management of Type 2 Diabetes - AFP Journal Club - ...

Jan 1, 2008 - Which controls type 2 diabetes best at five years: rosiglitazone, metformin, or glyburide? Metformin should be the first-line drug for managing type 2 diabetes. Insulin and sulfonylureas should be second line, and glitazones should be reserved for third line.

American Family Physician : AFP Journal Club

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2008/0101/p16.html

Preventive Medicine: Giving Patients the Hard Sell -- FPM

Jan 1, 2008 - Your patients will be better off if you take a more active approach and consistently advocate for prevention.

Family Practice Management : Articles

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2008/0100/p22.html

Premenstrual Syndrome - Clinical Evidence Handbook - American Family Physician

Jan 1, 2008 - What are the effects of drug and hormonal treatments in women with premenstrual syndrome (PMS)? What are the effects of psychological interventions, physical therapy, dietary supplements and surgical treatments in women with PMS?

American Family Physician : Clinical Evidence Handbook

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2008/0101/p82.html

Tips From Other Journals - American Family Physician

Jan 1, 2008 - ...under-represented in clinical trials. Excessively lowering blood pressure in this population could result in complications such as falls, strokes, mental confusion, or depression. Population-based studies have suggested that higher blood pressure is associated with improved survival...

American Family Physician : Tip

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2008/0101/p94.html

Drug Dosing in Older Patients with Chronic Kidney Disease - Letters to the Editor - ...

Dec 15, 2007 - ...Next: Enoxaparin Preferred Following Acute Ischemic Stroke View the full table of contents >> Home / Journals / afp / Vol. 76/No. 12(December 15, 2007) / Drug Dosing in Older Patients with Chronic Kidney Disease...

American Family Physician : Letter

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2007/1215/p1766.html

Coping with the Pain - Close-ups - American Family Physician

Dec 15, 2007 - The personal side of medicine told from the patient's perspective. The patient's story is followed by commentary from a physician and a list of resources.

American Family Physician : Close-ups

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2007/1215/p1757.html

Reflecting on the Past Year, Looking Forward to the Next - Inside AFP - American Family...

Dec 15, 2007 - ...17 articles related to the AAFP 2007 Annual Clinical Focus (ACF) on the management of chronic illness. The topics ranged from ischemic stroke, hypertriglyceridemia, diabetes, and ulcerative colitis to schizophrenia. In 2008, watch for articles related to the 2008 ACF program on...

American Family Physician : Inside AFP

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2007/1215/p1750.html

Tips From Other Journals - American Family Physician

Dec 15, 2007 - ...Acute Ischemic Stroke Am Fam Physician. 2007 Dec 15;76(12):1859-1864. Background: More than 700,000 strokes occur in American adults every year, and 88 percent of those strokes are ischemic. Venous thromboembolism is a common and serious complication of ischemic stroke and is a...

American Family Physician : Tip

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2007/1215/p1859.html

Aspirin Combined with Clopidogrel (Plavix) Decreases Cardiovascular Events in Patients ...

Dec 1, 2007 - A combination of aspirin and clopidogrel decreased cardiovascular events in patients at high risk of cardiovascular disease and in those with acute coronary syndrome. However, the risk of major bleeding events outweighed the benefits in all high-risk patients except those with acute ...

American Family Physician : Cochrane for Clinicians

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2007/1201/p1643.html

Are Beta Blockers Effective First-line Treatments for Hypertension? - Cochrane for ...

Nov 1, 2007 - Current evidence does not support the use of beta blockers as initial therapy for hypertension.

American Family Physician : Cochrane for Clinicians

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2007/1101/p1306.html

Effectiveness of Insulin Sensitizing Drugs for Polycystic Ovary Syndrome - Cochrane for...

Nov 1, 2007 - Insulin sensitizing drugs are more effective than oral contraceptives alone at improving fasting insulin levels in patients with PCOS. Compared with metformin (Glucophage) alone, oral contraceptives alone better control irregular menstrual cycles and reduce androgen levels. There is ...

American Family Physician : Cochrane for Clinicians

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2007/1101/p1308.html

Tips From Other Journals - American Family Physician

Nov 1, 2007 - ...death certificates and medical records. The main outcome measure was all-cause deaths. In addition, deaths from cardiovascular disease; stroke; or lung, breast, and colorectal cancers were analyzed. Deaths were compared with a control group made up of participants who were alive at...

American Family Physician : Tip

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2007/1101/p1376.html

Methamphetamine Abuse - American Family Physician

Oct 15, 2007 - Methamphetamine is a stimulant commonly abused in many parts of the United States. Most methamphetamine users are white men 18 to 25 years of age, but the highest usage rates have been found in native Hawaiians, persons of more than one race, Native Americans, and men who have sex with ...

American Family Physician : Article

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2007/1015/p1169.html

Tips From Other Journals - American Family Physician

Oct 15, 2007 - ...examined the relationship between alcohol consumption and the incidence of nonfatal myocardial infarction (MI), cardiac death, and stroke in men with hypertension. The Study: This prospective study followed a cohort of 11,711 male health professionals with hypertension in the United...

American Family Physician : Tip

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2007/1015/p1208.html

Meth Abuse: What You Should Know - American Family Physician

Oct 15, 2007 - ...use meth they feel excited and have a lot of energy. This feeling lasts about six to 24 hours. However, using meth can cause a heart attack, stroke, high body temperature, or seizures. Using meth while you are pregnant can harm your child or cause you to go into labor early. What...

American Family Physician : Patient Handout

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2007/1015/p1175.html

Bell's Palsy: Diagnosis and Management - American Family Physician

Oct 1, 2007 - Bell's palsy is a peripheral palsy of the facial nerve that results in muscle weakness on one side of the face. Affected patients develop unilateral facial paralysis over one to three days with forehead involvement and no other neurologic abnormalities. Symptoms typically peak in the ...

American Family Physician : Article

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2007/1001/p997.html

Virtual Office Visits: A Reachable and Reimbursable Innovation -- FPM

Oct 1, 2007 - They're convenient, they're efficient, and for a growing number of physicians, they pay.

Family Practice Management : Articles

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2007/1000/p20.html

Does Pioglitazone Benefit Patients With Type 2 Diabetes? - Cochrane for Clinicians - ...

Oct 1, 2007 - Pioglitazone produces a reduction in A1C levels similar to that produced by other drugs. One trial found that although pioglitazone, used as an adjunct to other antihyperglycemic medications, may lead to a statistically significant reduction in morbidity and mortality in patients with ...

American Family Physician : Cochrane for Clinicians

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2007/1001/p969.html

Tips From Other Journals - American Family Physician

Oct 1, 2007 - ...history and complete neurologic and cognitive testing that used the National Institute of Neurological and Communicative Disorders and Stroke–Alzheimer Disease and Related Disorders Association criteria. Loneliness was assessed by a five-item questionnaire modified from an...

American Family Physician : Tip

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2007/1001/p1033.html

Ocular Emergencies - American Family Physician

Sep 15, 2007 - Prompt recognition and appropriate treatment of ocular emergencies are essential in the primary care setting when the outcome may depend on timely management. All ocular emergencies, including a penetrating globe injury, retinal detachment, central retinal artery occlusion, acute ...

American Family Physician : Article

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2007/0915/p829.html

Practice Guidelines - Sep 15, 2007 - American Family Physician

Sep 15, 2007 - Physicians should consider the increased risks associated with the use of nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) and cyclooxygenase-2 (COX-2) inhibitors, according to new guidelines issued by the American Heart Association (AHA).

American Family Physician : Practice Guidelines

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2007/0915/p894a.html

Tips From Other Journals - American Family Physician

Sep 15, 2007 - ...the Risk of Stroke After Transient Ischemic Attack Am Fam Physician. 2007 Sep 15;76(6):865-866. Background: Nearly 240,000 U.S. adults are diagnosed every year with transient ischemic attack (TIA). Four to 20 percent of these patients experience a stroke within the following 90...

American Family Physician : Tip

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2007/0915/p865.html

Tips From Other Journals - American Family Physician

Sep 15, 2007 - ...from each study regarding the outcomes of anginal recurrence, myocardial infarction (MI) within 30 days of procedure, MI during follow-up, stroke, mortality from any cause, revascularization procedure, and any other major adverse cerebral or coronary event. Results: The 12 studies...

American Family Physician : Tip

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2007/0915/p871.html

Atrial Fibrillation (Chronic) - Clinical Evidence Handbook - American Family Physician

Sep 1, 2007 - What are the effects of oral medical treatments to control heart rate in persons with chronic (longer than one week) nonvalvular atrial fibrillation? What is the effect of different treatment strategies for persons with persistent nonvalvular atrial fibrillation?

American Family Physician : Clinical Evidence Handbook

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2007/0901/p701.html

Tips From Other Journals - American Family Physician

Sep 1, 2007 - ...Fracture risk increases with age and lower BMD; however, white race, female sex, previous fractures, stroke, and deconditioning or weakness also increase fracture risk. Alcohol consumption of one or two drinks daily may decrease the risk, but consumption of greater amounts increases...

American Family Physician : Tip

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2007/0901/p711.html

Treatment Options for Insomnia - American Family Physician

Aug 15, 2007 - The frequency of sleep disruption and the degree to which insomnia significantly affects daytime function determine the need for evaluation and treatment. Physicians may initiate treatment of insomnia at an initial visit; for patients with a clear acute stressor such as grief, no ...

American Family Physician : Article

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2007/0815/p517.html

Tips From Other Journals - American Family Physician

Aug 15, 2007 - ...of Stroke Am Fam Physician. 2007 Aug 15;76(4):579. Background: The ideal imaging tool for acute stroke should detect all forms of stroke and provide accurate and immediate results. Computed tomography (CT) is the modality most commonly used in the initial evaluation of acute...

American Family Physician : Tip

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2007/0815/p579.html

Prevention of Recurrent Ischemic Stroke - American Family Physician

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

American Family Physician : Article

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2007/0801/p382.html

The Effect of Cytochrome P450 Metabolism on Drug Response, Interactions, and Adverse ...

Aug 1, 2007 - Cytochrome P450 enzymes are essential for the metabolism of many medications. Although this class has more than 50 enzymes, six of them metabolize 90 percent of drugs, with the two most significant enzymes being CYP3A4 and CYP2D6. Genetic variability (polymorphism) in these enzymes may ...

American Family Physician : Article

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2007/0801/p391.html

Preventing Another Stroke: What You Should Know - American Family Physician

Aug 1, 2007 - ...Preventing Another Stroke: What You Should Know Am Fam Physician. 2007 Aug 1;76(3):389. See related article on stroke. What is a stroke? A stroke happens when an area of the brain is damaged, this usually happens when blood does not reach certain parts of the brain. You can lose...

American Family Physician : Patient Handout

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2007/0801/p389.html

Quantum Sufficit - Aug 1, 2007 - American Family Physician

Aug 1, 2007 - ...those who were bereaved were at a higher risk of dying from any cause. In addition to the small influence of individual risk factors (e.g., stroke, coronary heart disease), the authors note that bereavement does affect mortality risk, and they recommend that physicians provide extra...

American Family Physician : Quantum Sufficit

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2007/0801/p333.html

Importance of Influenza Vaccination for Children - Letters to the Editor - American ...

Aug 1, 2007 - ...Previous: Preventing Another Stroke: What You Should Know Next: Comparing the Safety of COX-2 Inhibitors and NSAIDs View the full table of contents >> Home / Journals / afp / Vol. 76/No. 3(August 1, 2007) / Importance of Influenza Vaccination for Children...

American Family Physician : Letter

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2007/0801/p343.html

Antiretroviral Prophylaxis for Occupational Exposure to HIV - Cochrane for Clinicians -...

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/p375.html

Angiotensin Blockade in Patients with Diabetic Nephropathy - FPIN's Clinical Inquiries ...

Aug 1, 2007 - When used to delay the progression of early nephropathy in patients with type 2 diabetes mellitus, angiotensin receptor blockers (ARBs) are not superior to angiotensin-converting enzyme (ACE) inhibitors.

American Family Physician : FPIN's Clinical Inquiries

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2007/0801/p423.html

AGA Releases Position Statement on CT Colonography - Practice Guidelines - American ...

Aug 1, 2007 - Although computed tomographic (CT) colonography is considered investigational for colorectal screening, the American Gastroenterological Association (AGA) suggests that it could significantly influence patient care and how the field of gastroenterology is defined.

American Family Physician : Practice Guidelines

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2007/0801/p447.html

Tips From Other Journals - American Family Physician

Aug 1, 2007 - ...the first of several selected cardiovascular events including myocardial infarction, unstable angina pectoris, cardiac arrest, stroke, transient ischemic attack, pulmonary embolism, arterial or venous thrombosis, or sudden death. Other end points included gastrointestinal adverse...

American Family Physician : Tip

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2007/0801/p431.html

NAMS Releases Updated Position Statement on the Use of Estrogen and Progestogen in ...

Jul 15, 2007 - The North American Menopause Society (NAMS) has released an updated position statement on the use of estrogen therapy (ET) and combined estrogen-progestogen therapy (EPT) in perimenopausal and postmenopausal women, based on the latest evidence on the risks and benefits associated with ...

American Family Physician : Practice Guidelines

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2007/0715/p295.html

Routine Aspirin or Nonsteroidal Anti-inflammatory Drugs for the Primary Prevention of ...

Jul 1, 2007 - This statement summarizes the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) recommendations on routine aspirin or non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) for the primary prevention of colorectal cancer and the supporting scientific evidence.

American Family Physician : U.S. Preventive Services Task Force

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2007/0701/p109.html

Exercise for Older Patients Who Are Acutely Hospitalized - Cochrane for Clinicians - ...

Jul 1, 2007 - The effects of exercise interventions on functional outcomes are unclear, but there is a trend toward functional improvement. Multidisciplinary interventions that include exercise also show several other benefits, including reduction in length of hospitalization and hospital costs; ...

American Family Physician : Cochrane for Clinicians

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2007/0701/p69.html

Tips From Other Journals - American Family Physician

Jul 1, 2007 - ...identified 12 randomized trials that studied the impact of folic acid supplementation in patients with CVD using coronary heart disease, stroke, and all-cause mortality as end points. The studies were conducted in multiple countries and included men and women taking folic acid...

American Family Physician : Tip

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2007/0701/p128a.html

CDC Releases Report on Prevalence of Adult Obesity - Practice Guidelines - American ...

Jun 15, 2007 - The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) found that the prevalence of obesity in adults increased significantly from 1995 to 2005 in all states, based on data from the 1995, 2000, and 2005 Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System surveys.

American Family Physician : Practice Guidelines

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2007/0615/p1885.html

Tips From Other Journals - American Family Physician

Jun 15, 2007 - ...Stroke Symptoms in Patients Without Previous Stroke or TIA Am Fam Physician. 2007 Jun 15;75(12):1858-1860. Background: Undiagnosed stroke occurs in a significant number of persons. Despite multiple attempts to educate the public about stroke symptoms, only 17.2 percent of more...

American Family Physician : Tip

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2007/0615/p1858.html

Occupational Therapy Improves Activities of Daily Living After Stroke - Cochrane for ...

Jun 1, 2007 - Compared with standard rehabilitation, ADL-based occupational therapy significantly decreases death or institutionalization and deterioration in the ability to perform ADL after stroke. The optimal length and type of therapy is not well defined.

American Family Physician : Cochrane for Clinicians

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2007/0601/p1651.html

Medical Emergency Preparedness in Office Practice - American Family Physician

Jun 1, 2007 - Most primary care physicians report at least one emergency presenting to their office per year. Asthma, anaphylaxis, shock, seizures, and cardiac arrest are among the most common adult and childhood emergencies in the office setting. Most offices are not fully prepared for these medical...

American Family Physician : Article

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2007/0601/p1679.html

Fecal Occult Blood Tests Reduce Colorectal Cancer Mortality - Cochrane for Clinicians -...

Jun 1, 2007 - Fecal occult blood testing reduces colorectal cancer mortality by 16 percent. Annual testing and rehydration of samples increases testing sensitivity but also increases the number of false-positive results.

American Family Physician : Cochrane for Clinicians

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2007/0601/p1652.html

Use of Patient Registries in U.S. Primary Care Practices - Graham Center Policy ...

Jun 1, 2007 - Patient registries are necessary for high-quality health care, but even in innovative practices, their presence and utilization is inadequate. Registry uptake in primary care may be enhanced by improving the functionality of electronic health records (EHRs) and implementing payment ...

American Family Physician : Graham Center Policy One-Pagers

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2007/0601/p1629.html

Emergencies in the Family Medicine Office - American Family Physician

Jun 1, 2007 - ...An office emergency is when someone in the doctor's office needs emergency medical care. For example, a patient may have a stroke, or a child may be brought in with meningitis. What can I expect if I have an emergency in the office? Many medical problems can be treated in the...

American Family Physician : Patient Handout

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2007/0601/p1686.html

Joint Guideline Released for Atrial Fibrillation - Practice Guidelines - American ...

May 15, 2007 - A joint guideline for atrial fibrillation has been released by the American College of Cardiology (ACC), American Heart Association (AHA), and European Society of Cardiology (ESC). This guideline assists physicians by describing diagnosis and management options.

American Family Physician : Practice Guidelines

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2007/0515/p1565.html

AAN Releases Recommendations for the Diagnostic Evaluation of the Child with Status ...

May 15, 2007 - The American Academy of Neurology (AAN) and the Child Neurology Society have created recommendations for evaluation and diagnostic laboratory testing of children with status epilepticus.

American Family Physician : Practice Guidelines

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2007/0515/p1569.html

Tips From Other Journals - American Family Physician

May 15, 2007 - ...Background: Angioplasty is the recommended treatment for patients who have substantial stenosis of a carotid artery and high risk of stroke. Recently, carotid artery stenting has been advocated as an alternative treatment to endarterectomy. A Cochrane systematic review concluded...

American Family Physician : Tip

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2007/0515/p1549.html

Management of Hypertriglyceridemia - American Family Physician

May 1, 2007 - Hypertriglyceridemia is associated with an increased risk of cardiovascular events and acute pancreatitis. Along with lowering low-density lipoprotein cholesterol levels and raising high-density lipoprotein cholesterol levels, lowering triglyceride levels in high-risk patients (e.g., ...

American Family Physician : Article

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2007/0501/p1365.html

Evaluation of a First Seizure - American Family Physician

May 1, 2007 - Seizure is a common presentation in the emergency care setting, and new-onset epilepsy is the most common cause of unprovoked seizures. The patient history and physical examination should direct the type and timing of laboratory and imaging studies. No single sign, symptom, or test ...

American Family Physician : Article

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2007/0501/p1342.html

Exercise is an Effective Intervention in Overweight and Obese Patients - Cochrane for ...

May 1, 2007 - Exercise leads to a weight loss of 1 lb, 2 oz to 16 lb, 12 oz (0.5 to 7.6 kg), compared with a 3-oz (0.1-kg) weight loss to a weight gain of 1 lb, 9 oz (0.7 kg) with no treatment. Patients participating in higher-intensity exercise lose 3 lb, 5 oz (1.5 kg) more than those participating ...

American Family Physician : Cochrane for Clinicians

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2007/0501/p1333.html

Seizures: What You Should Know - American Family Physician

May 1, 2007 - ...Most seizures are caused by an illness in the brain called epilepsy (EP-ih-lep-see). Seizures also can be caused by a brain injury from a stroke, trauma, infection, or tumor. In some children, seizures can be caused by a fever. These are called febrile (FEEB-rill) seizures. If you...

American Family Physician : Patient Handout

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2007/0501/p1348.html

ACOG Releases Guidelines on Hormonal Contraceptives in Women with Coexisting Medical ...

Apr 15, 2007 - Guidelines on the use of hormonal contraceptives in women with underlying medical conditions are available from the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG). In some women, drugs taken for certain chronic conditions may alter the effectiveness of hormonal contraceptives.

American Family Physician : Practice Guidelines

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2007/0415/p1252.html

Close-ups: Introducing a New Feature - Editorials - American Family Physician

Apr 15, 2007 - ...E.S. in this issue, for example, tells of the difficulties he and his wife have encountered since she was paralyzed by a stroke.1 Because family physicians often closely participate in the process of illness and recovery, the feature will include, when possible, a section with the...

American Family Physician : Editorials

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2007/0415/p1159.html

Indications for Renal Arteriography at the Time of Coronary Arteriography - Practice ...

Apr 15, 2007 - A science advisory published by American Heart Association (AHA) describes the indications for renal arteriography. When possible, patients with a clinical indication for investigation of renal artery stenosis should undergo noninvasive diagnostic tests before coronary arteriography.

American Family Physician : Practice Guidelines

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2007/0415/p1258.html

A Fall in the Dark - Close-ups - American Family Physician

Apr 15, 2007 - The personal side of medicine told from the patient's perspective. The patient's story is followed by commentary from a physician and a list of resources.

American Family Physician : Close-ups

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2007/0415/p1177.html

Outpatient Management of Anticoagulation Therapy - American Family Physician

Apr 1, 2007 - The Seventh American College of Chest Physicians (ACCP) Conference on Antithrombotic and Thrombolytic Therapy provides guidelines for outpatient management of anticoagulation therapy. The ACCP guidelines recommend short-term warfarin therapy, with the goal of maintaining an ...

American Family Physician : Article

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2007/0401/p1031.html

The Athlete Preparticipation Evaluation: Cardiovascular Assessment - American Family ...

Apr 1, 2007 - Thousands of young athletes receive preparticipation evaluations each year in the United States. One objective of these evaluations is to detect underlying cardiovascular abnormalities that may predispose an athlete to sudden death. The leading cardiovascular causes of sudden death in ...

American Family Physician : Article

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2007/0401/p1008.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

Tips From Other Journals - American Family Physician

Apr 1, 2007 - ...Function After Stroke Am Fam Physician. 2007 Apr 1;75(7):1060-1061. Background: An estimated 55 to 75 percent of the 566,000 patients who survive a stroke each year in the United States have ongoing upper extremity limitations at three to six months after stroke. Repetitive...

American Family Physician : Tip

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2007/0401/p1060.html

AAN Releases Recommendations on Treatment of Parkinson's Disease - Practice Guidelines ...

Mar 15, 2007 - Recommendations from the Quality Standards Subcommittee of the American Academy of Neurology (AAN) discuss aspects and treatment of Parkinson's disease. This condition is the second most common neurodegenerative disease and is characterized by bradykinesia; tremor at rest; rigidity; and...

American Family Physician : Practice Guidelines

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2007/0315/p922.html

Distal Upper Extremity Edema and Discoloration - Photo Quiz - American Family Physician

Mar 15, 2007 - 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/2007/0315/p889.html

Estimating 10-year Mortality Risk - Point-of-Care Guides - American Family Physician

Mar 15, 2007 - Accurate estimates of patient risk or prognosis can be helpful to a primary care physician.

American Family Physician : Point-of-Care Guides

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2007/0315/p885.html

Tips From Other Journals - American Family Physician

Mar 15, 2007 - ...be considered before initiating or continuing them. Other significant noncancer risks of OC use include venous thromboembolism, ischemic stroke, and myocardial infarction. On the other hand, OC use can improve symptoms from ovarian cysts, preserve bone mineral density, relieve...

American Family Physician : Tip

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2007/0315/p899.html

Preparation of the Cardiac Patient for Noncardiac Surgery - American Family Physician

Mar 1, 2007 - Approximately 20 to 40 percent of patients at high risk of cardiac-related morbidity develop myocardial ischemia perioperatively. The preferred approach to diagnostic evaluation depends on the interactions of patient-specific risk factors, surgery-specific risk factors, and exercise ...

American Family Physician : Article

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2007/0301/p656.html

Diagnosis and Management of Chronic Heart Failure in Adults - Practice Guidelines - ...

Mar 1, 2007 - Changes in the diagnosis and management of chronic heart failure in adults are reflected in updated guidelines from the American College of Cardiology (ACC) and American Heart Association (AHA).

American Family Physician : Practice Guidelines

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2007/0301/p742.html

Helping Your Patients Avoid Counterfeit Medications -- FPM

Mar 1, 2007 - Four simple steps will help safeguard patients from this growing threat to their pocketbooks and their health.

Family Practice Management : Articles

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2007/0300/p33.html

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

Feb 1, 2007 - ...the risks of myocardial infarction, stroke, or death. 1 In ALLHAT, amlodipine was as efficacious as chlorthalidone (Hygroton) in reducing the risk of myocardial infarction, stroke, and death. Amlodipine was more efficacious in reducing strokes than was lisinopril (Zestril)....

American Family Physician : Letter

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

Tips From Other Journals - American Family Physician

Jan 15, 2007 - ...lower with COX-2 inhibitors than with NSAIDs. COX-2 inhibitors have been associated with an increased risk of myocardial infarction or stroke. Although the risk of myocardial infarction was only 0.4 percent over 13 months in one study, this was significantly greater than the 0.1...

American Family Physician : Tip

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2007/0115/p258a.html

Vascular Surgery: An Update - American Family Physician

Jan 1, 2007 - Caring for patients with vascular illnesses has become increasingly more complex and has changed dramatically over the past 10 years, with a widening array of diagnostic and treatment options. Carotid artery stenting has the potential to become a viable alternative to open surgery in ...

American Family Physician : Article

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2007/0101/p85.html

Parkinson's Disease: Diagnosis and Treatment - American Family Physician

Dec 15, 2006 - Parkinson's disease is a common neurodegenerative disorder that can cause significant disability and decreased quality of life. The cardinal physical signs of the disease are distal resting tremor, rigidity, bradykinesia, and asymmetric onset. Levodopa is the primary treatment for ...

American Family Physician : Article

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2006/1215/p2046.html

Tips From Other Journals - American Family Physician

Dec 15, 2006 - ...included regression to normal fasting and two-hour postload blood glucose concentrations, cardiovascular event (e.g., myocardial infarction, stroke, heart failure, revascularization procedure, evidence of ischemia), and renal outcomes suggesting microvascular damage. Of the 5,204...

American Family Physician : Tip

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2006/1215/p2106.html

Risks and Benefits of Combination Contraceptives - FPIN's Clinical Inquiries - American...

Dec 1, 2006 - The risks of using oral combination contraceptives include: a three- to sixfold increase in the incidence of venous thromboembolism (VTE) apparent by the fourth month of use and highest between six and 12 months of use; a two- to sixfold increase in the risk of ischemic stroke among ...

American Family Physician : FPIN's Clinical Inquiries

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2006/1201/p1915.html

Improving Office Practice: Working Smarter, Not Harder -- FPM

Dec 1, 2006 - Seemingly simple strategies can transform your practice.

Family Practice Management : Articles

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2006/1100/p28.html

Tips From Other Journals - American Family Physician

Dec 1, 2006 - ...The cross-sectional study included a subset of 2,337 persons who were 40 years or older, had no history of stroke, and participated in the NHANES from 1999 to 2002. Participants provided information about demographics, income, education, and health care access, as well as a...

American Family Physician : Tip

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2006/1201/p1960a.html

Testicular Torsion - American Family Physician

Nov 15, 2006 - Each year, testicular torsion affects one in 4,000 males younger than 25 years. Early diagnosis and definitive management are the keys to avoid testicular loss. All prepubertal and young adult males with acute scrotal pain should be considered to have testicular torsion until proven ...

American Family Physician : Article

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2006/1115/p1739.html

Hormone Therapy in Postmenopausal and Perimenopausal Women - Cochrane for Clinicians - ...

Nov 1, 2006 - Relatively healthy women taking combined continuous hormone therapy have higher risks of myocardial infarction and venous thromboembolism after one year, stroke after three years, and breast cancer after five years. In women who take hormone therapy continuously for five years, there is...

American Family Physician : Cochrane for Clinicians

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2006/1101/p1501.html

Polymyalgia Rheumatica and Giant Cell Arteritis - American Family Physician

Nov 1, 2006 - Polymyalgia rheumatica and giant cell arteritis are common, closely related vasculitic conditions that almost exclusively occur in patients older than 50 years. They may be manifestations of the same underlying disease and often coexist. Patients with polymyalgia rheumatica usually ...

American Family Physician : Article

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2006/1101/p1547.html

NAMS Updates Recommendations on Diagnosis and Management of Osteoporosis in ...

Nov 1, 2006 - The North American Menopause Society (NAMS) has updated its evidence-based guidelines on the diagnosis, prevention, and treatment of osteoporosis in postmenopausal women to address the need for standards of care as they relate to menopause-associated health conditions.

American Family Physician : Practice Guidelines

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2006/1101/p1630.html

Tips From Other Journals - American Family Physician

Nov 1, 2006 - ...Atrial fibrillation is a common cardiac arrhythmia that increases the risk of stroke and other vascular events. Oral anticoagulation is more effective at preventing vascular complications than aspirin, but it is associated with a significantly increased risk of major bleeding...

American Family Physician : Tip

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2006/1101/p1614.html

Tips From Other Journals - American Family Physician

Nov 1, 2006 - ...Stroke Prevention in Patients with Atrial Fibrillation Am Fam Physician. 2006 Nov 1;74(9):1622. Approximately 2.3 million adults in the United States have atrial fibrillation. This number is expected to increase significantly over the next few years as the population ages. Persons...

American Family Physician : Tip

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2006/1101/p1622.html

Tips From Other Journals - American Family Physician

Nov 1, 2006 - ...5,522 patients with known vascular disease or diabetes, with a combined primary outcome measure of cardiac death, myocardial infarction, and stroke. Participants were from 13 countries (with or without a folate-fortified food supply); they had an average age of 69 years, and about...

American Family Physician : Tip

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2006/1101/p1606.html

Poems & Tips From Other Journals - American Family Physician

Nov 1, 2006 - ...events, death from coronary disease, or nonfatal myocardial infarction. Among women taking raloxifene there was a trend toward more strokes (0.95 versus 0.86 percent per year;P = .07) and a greater risk of venous thromboembolism (0.39 versus 0.27 percent per year;P = .02; number...

American Family Physician : Tip

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2006/1101/p1598a.html

Erectile Dysfunction: What You Should Know - American Family Physician

Nov 1, 2006 - ...As you get older, you may need more stimulation (such as stroking and touching) to get an erection. You also might need more time between erections. Erectile dysfunction doesn’t have to be a part of getting older. What causes erectile dysfunction? High blood sugar levels or blood...

American Family Physician : Patient Handout

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2006/1101/p1567.html

Preventing Cardiovascular Disease in Women - American Family Physician

Oct 15, 2006 - Cardiovascular disease (CVD) has been the primary cause of death in women for almost a century, and more women than men have died of CVD every year since 1984. Although CVD incidence can be reduced by adherence to a heart-healthy lifestyle and detection and treatment of major risk ...

American Family Physician : Article

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2006/1015/p1331.html

Syncope: Initial Evaluation and Prognosis - Point-of-Care Guides - American Family ...

Oct 15, 2006 - Although syncope often is benign, it may have a serious underlying cause. An important question for primary care or emergency department physicians is whether the patient can be evaluated safely in the outpatient setting.

American Family Physician : Point-of-Care Guides

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2006/1015/p1367.html

Tips From Other Journals - American Family Physician

Oct 15, 2006 - ...After a transient ischemic attack (TIA) or nondisabling stroke of arterial origin, patients have a 4 to 16 percent annual risk of a major vascular event. Studies using aspirin in dosages ranging from 30 to 300 mg daily indicate that 13 to 22 percent of these events can be avoided....

American Family Physician : Tip

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2006/1015/p1414.html

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