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Management of Erectile Dysfunction - American Family Physician

Feb 1, 2010 - Erectile dysfunction (ED) is the most common sexual problem in men. The incidence increases with age and affects up to one third of men throughout their lives. It causes a substantial negative impact on intimate relationships, quality of life, and self-esteem. History and physical ...

American Family Physician : Article

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2010/0201/p305.html

Cerebrospinal Fluid Analysis - American Family Physician

Sep 15, 2003 - Lumbar puncture is frequently performed in primary care. Properly interpreted tests can make cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) a key tool in the diagnosis of a variety of diseases. Proper evaluation of CSF depends on knowing which tests to order, normal ranges for the patient's age, and the ...

American Family Physician : Article

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2003/0915/p1103.html

Outpatient Approach to Palpitations - American Family Physician

Jul 1, 2011 - Palpitations are a common problem seen in family medicine; most are of cardiac origin, although an underlying psychiatric disorder, such as anxiety, is also common. Even if a psychiatric comorbidity does exist, it should not be assumed that palpitations are of a noncardiac etiology. ...

American Family Physician : Article

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2011/0701/p63.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

Common Adverse Effects of Antiretroviral Therapy for HIV Disease - American Family ...

Jun 15, 2011 - Family physicians are treating patients infected with human immunodeficiency virus in their practices more often. Long-term complications of this disease are multifactorial and can be related to the virus itself or to adverse effects of antiretroviral therapy. Each drug class has side ...

American Family Physician : Article

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2011/0615/p1443.html

Low-Dose Edoxaban Effective for Stroke Prevention in Older Patients with Atrial ... Restricted content. Login required.

Mar 1, 2021 - A lower dose of edoxaban is effective in decreasing stroke and systemic embolism in older patients with atrial fibrillation compared with placebo.

American Family Physician : POEMs

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2021/0301/p312a.html

Global Risk of Coronary Heart Disease: Assessment and Application - American Family ...

Aug 1, 2010 - Coronary heart disease is the most common cause of death in the United States. The conventional risk factor approach to primary prevention excludes many patients who could benefit from preventive therapies. A global risk approach allows more accurate estimates of risk to guide clinical ...

American Family Physician : Article

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2010/0801/p265.html

Managing the Adverse Effects of Radiation Therapy - American Family Physician

Aug 15, 2010 - Nearly two thirds of patients with cancer will undergo radiation therapy as part of their treatment plan. Given the increased use of radiation therapy and the growing number of cancer survivors, family physicians will increasingly care for patients experiencing adverse effects of ...

American Family Physician : Article

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2010/0815/p381.html

Medications for Treatment-Resistant Depression in Adults - Cochrane for Clinicians - ... Restricted content. Login required.

Jan 1, 2021 - In patients with treatment-resistant depression, augmenting therapy with atypical antipsychotics can be effective.

American Family Physician : Cochrane for Clinicians

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2021/0101/p16.html

Clinical Vignettes in Geriatric Depression - American Family Physician

Nov 15, 2011 - The diagnosis of depression in older patients is often complicated by comorbid conditions, such as cerebrovascular disease or dementia. Tools specific for this age group, such as the Geriatric Depression Scale or the Cornell Scale for Depression in Dementia, may assist in making the ...

American Family Physician : Article

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2011/1115/p1149.html

Management of Epistaxis - American Family Physician

Jan 15, 2005 - Family physicians frequently encounter patients with epistaxis (nasal bleeding). In rare cases, this condition may lead to massive bleeding and even death. Although epistaxis can have an anterior or posterior source, it most often originates in the anterior nasal cavity. A directed ...

American Family Physician : Article

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2005/0115/p305.html

Coding & Documentation - Jul-Aug 2020 -- FPM Restricted content. Login required.

Aug 1, 2020 - Lab tests requiring modifier QW | Newborn: new patient or not? | Shared services for new patients | Coding sex-specific services for transgender patients | Pacemaker due to sick sinus syndrome

Family Practice Management : Coding & Documentation

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2020/0700/p36.html

Asymptomatic Bacteriuria in Adults - American Family Physician

Sep 15, 2006 - A common dilemma in clinical medicine is whether to treat asymptomatic patients who present with bacteria in their urine. There are few scenarios in which antibiotic treatment of asymptomatic bacteruria has been shown to improve patient outcomes. Because of increasing antimicrobial ...

American Family Physician : Article

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2006/0915/p985.html

The Abnormal Fontanel - American Family Physician

Jun 15, 2003 - The diagnosis of an abnormal fontanel requires an understanding of the wide variation of normal. At birth, an infant has six fontanels. The anterior fontanel is the largest and most important for clinical evaluation. The average size of the anterior fontanel is 2.1 cm, and the median ...

American Family Physician : Article

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2003/0615/p2547.html

Case Report: Back Pain as a Presenting Symptom of Systemic Mastocytosis - Letters to ...

Feb 15, 2021 - ...To the Editor: A 51-year-old man with a history of hypertension, depression, and anxiety presented with low back pain at rest that increased with movement. The pain began when the patient was coughing during a mild cold that had already been remitted at the time of the examination....

American Family Physician : Letter

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2021/0215/p200a.html

Management of Hyponatremia - American Family Physician

May 15, 2004 - Hyponatremia is an important electrolyte abnormality with the potential for significant morbidity and mortality. Common causes include medications and the syndrome of inappropriate antidiuretic hormone (SIADH) secretion. Hyponatremia can be classified according to the volume status of ...

American Family Physician : Article

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2004/0515/p2387.html

Coding & Documentation - Sep-Oct 2020 -- FPM Restricted content. Login required.

Oct 1, 2020 - Coding for COVID-19 when testing isn't available | Diagnosis codes for recovered patients| Coding symptoms that linger | Diagnosis codes for antibody testing| CPT codes for antigen testing

Family Practice Management : Coding & Documentation

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2020/0900/p41.html

Introducing a One-Page Adult Preventive Health Care Schedule: USPSTF Recommendations at...

May 1, 2016 - The Adult Preventive Health Care Schedule provides a concise and informative visual representation of USPSTF recommendations.

American Family Physician : Editorials

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2016/0501/p738.html

Widening Disease Definitions: What Can Physicians Do? - Editorials - American Family ...

Feb 1, 2021 - Disease definitions are often broadened over time to include milder and earlier cases. A strong driver for such definitional changes is the belief that they will benefit patients by preventing more severe disease or future complications.

American Family Physician : Editorials

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2021/0201/p138.html

Treatment of Adult Obesity with Bariatric Surgery - American Family Physician

Oct 1, 2011 - Bariatric surgery procedures, including laparoscopic adjustable gastric banding, laparoscopic sleeve gastrectomy, and Roux-en-Y gastric bypass, result in an average weight loss of 50 percent of excess body weight. Remission of diabetes mellitus occurs in approximately 80 percent of ...

American Family Physician : Article

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2011/1001/p805.html

Over-the-Counter Medications in Pregnancy - American Family Physician

Jun 15, 2003 - Pregnant women commonly use over-the-counter medications. Although most over-the-counter drugs have an excellent safety profile, some have unproven safety or are known to adversely affect the fetus. The safety profile of some medications may change according to the gestational age of ...

American Family Physician : Article

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2003/0615/p2517.html

A Practical Approach to Hypercalcemia - American Family Physician

May 1, 2003 - Hypercalcemia is a disorder commonly encountered by primary care physicians. The diagnosis often is made incidentally in asymptomatic patients. Clinical manifestations affect the neuromuscular, gastrointestinal, renal, skeletal, and cardiovascular systems. The most common causes of ...

American Family Physician : Article

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2003/0501/p1959.html

Screening for Cognitive Impairment in Older Adults: Recommendation Statement - U.S. ...

Jun 15, 2020 - The USPSTF concludes that the current evidence is insufficient to assess the balance of benefits and harms of screening for cognitive impairment in older adults.

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

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2020/0615/od1.html

Health Effects of Hawthorn - American Family Physician

Feb 15, 2010 - Hawthorn medicinal extract has long been a favored herbal remedy in Europe. The active components of this slow-acting cardiotonic agent are thought to be flavonoids and oligomeric procyanidins. The most studied hawthorn extracts are WS 1442 and LI 132. Reviews of placebo-controlled ...

American Family Physician : Article

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2010/0215/p465.html

Trigeminal Neuralgia - American Family Physician

May 1, 2008 - Trigeminal neuralgia is an uncommon disorder characterized by recurrent attacks of lancinating pain in the trigeminal nerve distribution. Typically, brief attacks are triggered by talking, chewing, teeth brushing, shaving, a light touch, or even a cool breeze. The pain is nearly always ...

American Family Physician : Article

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2008/0501/p1291.html

Off-Label Use and Misuse of Hormone Supplements: AACE and ACE Position Statement - ... Restricted content. Login required.

Dec 15, 2020 - The American Association of Clinical Endocrinologists and the American College of Endocrinology developed a summary of known risks of using off-label hormone treatments.

American Family Physician : Practice Guidelines

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2020/1215/p759.html

Evaluating the Safety and Effectiveness of New Drugs - American Family Physician

Jul 1, 2010 - Prescribers seek to provide their patients with access to the latest innovations in medicine to maximize their health status. When a new drug comes to market, it often has not been as widely tested as other available therapies, and its effectiveness and safety cannot be fully evaluated....

American Family Physician : Article

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2010/0701/p53.html

JNC 7 Express: New Thinking in Hypertension Treatment - Editorials - American Family ...

Jul 15, 2003 - ...JNC 7 Express: New Thinking in Hypertension Treatment LEE GREEN, M.D., M.P.H. University of Michigan Medical School Ann Arbor, Michigan Am Fam Physician. 2003 Jul 15;68(2):228-230. Related Content In May 2003, the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute's Seventh Joint National...

American Family Physician : Editorials

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2003/0715/p228.html

Case Report: Limitations of Virtual Care in Older Adults with Functional and Cognitive ...

Feb 15, 2021 - ...To the Editor: An 85-year-old patient with hypertension, coronary artery disease, peripheral vascular disease, vascular dementia, diabetes mellitus, and chronic kidney disease was residing in an assisted living facility due to dementia and care dependency. The patient's family was...

American Family Physician : Letter

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2021/0215/p201.html

Diagnosis of Acute Abdominal Pain in Older Patients - American Family Physician

Nov 1, 2006 - Acute abdominal pain is a common presenting complaint in older patients. Presentation may differ from that of the younger patient and is often complicated by coexistent disease, delays in presentation, and physical and social barriers. The physical examination can be misleadingly ...

American Family Physician : Article

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2006/1101/p1537.html

Prescribing Opioids for Chronic Pain: Unintended Consequences of the 2016 CDC Guideline...

Apr 15, 2020 - Since the 2016 CDC guideline for the use of opioid pain relievers was released, there has been a significant reduction in opioid prescribing, and the guideline has been adopted by state Medicaid agencies, insurers, and others. Widespread implementation of the guideline has had ...

American Family Physician : Editorials

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2020/0415/p458.html

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

Medicare Wellness Visits: Reassessing Their Value to Your Patients and Your Practice --...

Apr 1, 2019 - Providing Medicare wellness visits can be challenging but can improve quality and practice revenue.

Family Practice Management : Articles

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2019/0300/p25.html

Stuttering: An Overview - American Family Physician

May 1, 2008 - Speech dysfluency (stuttering) is common in children. Although stuttering often resolves before adulthood, it can cause significant anxiety for children and their families. Stuttering speech patterns are often easily identifiable; when a child is learning to talk, repetition of sounds ...

American Family Physician : Article

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2008/0501/p1271.html

Radiologic Evaluation of Incidentally Discovered Adrenal Masses - American Family ...

Jun 1, 2010 - The increasing use of cross-sectional imaging has led to an increase in the incidental discovery of adrenal masses (adrenal incidentalomas). Although most of these lesions are benign, they often present a diagnostic dilemma. Before creating a management plan, the physician should ...

American Family Physician : Article

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2010/0601/p1361.html

Coding for Hypertension: Painting a Picture of the Severity of Illness

...Is the patient generally healthy but presenting with a single episode of elevated blood pressure, is the patient chronically ill with hypertension that has affected other organ systems, or is the patient’s condition somewhere in between? With today’s focus on population health...

Family Practice Management

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2020/0300/fpm20200300p23.pdf

Diagnosis and Treatment of Pulmonary Hypertension -- American Family Physician

...is more common in women than in men (ratio: 1.7 to 1). Primary pulmonary hypertension is most prevalent in persons 20 to 40 years of age. The condition has no racial predilection.1 Secondary pulmonary hypertension is rela- tively common but is underdiagnosed. Reli- able estimates...

American Family Physician

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2001/0501/afp20010501p1789.pdf

Treating Obstructive Sleep Apnea Improves Essential Hypertension and Quality of LIfe --...

...because physicians do not routinely look for the disor- der. Additionally, the role of OSA in the pro- duction of essential hypertension (EH) is fre- quently not appreciated.1-4 The purpose of this article is to demonstrate how commonly OSA occurs, how the quality of patients’ lives...

American Family Physician

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2002/0115/afp20020115p229.pdf

Managing Hypertension in Athletes and Physically Active Patients -- American Family ...

...should be screened for hypertension. If the condition is diagnosed, appropriate treatment should be started to reduce the risk of mor- bidity and mortality associated with cardio- vascular disease.5 Hypertension Classification and Secondary Hypertension The sixth report of the...

American Family Physician

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2002/0801/afp20020801p445.pdf

Controlling Hypertension in Patients with Diabetes -- American Family Physician

...To reduce this risk, hypertension must be diagnosed accurately and promptly, and the patient must receive adequate treatment. To confirm the diagnosis of hypertension, blood pressures measured with standard techniques should be ele- vated on two separate occasions.6 Be- cause...

American Family Physician

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2002/1001/afp20021001p1209.pdf

Diagnosing Secondary Hypertension -- American Family Physician

...other risk factors for cardiovascular dis- orders (e.g., diabetes mellitus, hyperlipi- demia); and detection of secondary causes of hypertension. Physicians can use the mnemonic ABCDE to help deter- mine secondary causes in the patient with elevated blood pressure (Table 1)....

American Family Physician

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2003/0101/afp20030101p67.pdf

New Developments in the Management of Hypertension - American Family Physician

...Detection, Evaluation, and Treatment of High Blood Pressure (JNC 7) and are summarized in Table 1.3 Advances in the management of hypertension have refined our under- standing of systolic blood pressure, nutri- tion, medication selection, and hyperten- sion in special populations....

American Family Physician

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2003/0901/afp20030901p853.pdf

Management of Hypertension in Older Persons - American Family Physician

...adequate blood pressure control.2 Fur- thermore, persons who are normotensive at age 55 have a 90 percent lifetime risk for developing hypertension.3 This and the pres- ence of other cardiovascular risk factors in older persons (i.e., obesity, left ventricular hypertrophy, sedentary...

American Family Physician

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2005/0201/afp20050201p469.pdf

Pulmonary Arterial Hypertension: An Update on Diagnosis and Treatment

...Pulmonary Arterial Hypertension: An Update on Diagnosis and Treatment RICHARD STRINGHAM, MD, and NIPA R. SHAH, MD, University of Illinois at Chicago College of Medicine, Chicago, Illinois P ulmonary arterial hypertension (PAH) is a rare, underdiagnosed condition defined as...

American Family Physician

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2010/0815/afp20100815p370.pdf

Diabetes: Treating Hypertension

...of persons with diabetes and untreated hypertension each year, and the risk is higher in those with other risk fac- tors, such as diabetic nephropathy. We cannot be sure how different treat- ments compare in persons with diabetes and hypertension. However, evidence suggests that...

American Family Physician

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2013/0415/afp20130415p574.pdf

Common Questions About the Initial Management of Hypertension

February 1, 2014 Scientific

American Family Physician

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2015/0201/afp20150201p172.pdf

Screening for Primary Hypertension in Children and Adolescents: Recommendation Statement

February 15, 2015 USPSTF

American Family Physician

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2015/0215/afp20150215od1.pdf

Screening for Primary Hypertension in Children and Adolescents

February 15, 2015 Putting Prevention into Practice

American Family Physician

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2015/0215/afp20150215p257.pdf

Nonpharmacologic Management of Hypertension: What Works?

Scientific

American Family Physician

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2015/0601/afp20150601p772.pdf

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

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