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Promoting Oral Health: The Family Physicians' Role - Editorials - American Family ...

Oct 1, 2008 - ...early childhood. Adults often seek medical care because of oral pain, and periodontal disease has been linked to premature birth, diabetes, stroke, and heart disease. In this issue of American Family Physician, Gonsalves and colleagues point out that older adults are at risk of oral...

American Family Physician : Editorials

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2008/1001/p814.html

Tips From Other Journals - American Family Physician

Oct 1, 2008 - ...forms of double-vessel disease; or less extensive forms of triple-vessel disease to evaluate survival, cardiovascular complications (e.g., stroke, myocardial infarction), freedom from angina, and need for revascularization. The Study: Studies between January 1966 and August 2006...

American Family Physician : Tip

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2008/1001/ot3.html

Aortic Stenosis: Diagnosis and Treatment - American Family Physician

Sep 15, 2008 - Aortic stenosis is the most important cardiac valve disease in developed countries, affecting 3 percent of persons older than 65 years. Although the survival rate in asymptomatic patients with aortic stenosis is comparable to that in age- and sex-matched control patients, the average ...

American Family Physician : Article

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2008/0915/p717.html

Refractory Focal Seizures with Progressive Weakness in the Right Limbs - Photo Quiz - ...

Sep 15, 2008 - 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/2008/0915/p761.html

Tips From Other Journals - American Family Physician

Sep 15, 2008 - ...panic attacks in the previous six months. The presence of depression, other health conditions, and a history of coronary heart disease, stroke, or hypertension was also recorded at baseline. The health status of each patient was monitored annually by questionnaire, clinical data,...

American Family Physician : Tip

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2008/0915/ot1.html

Tips From Other Journals - American Family Physician

Sep 15, 2008 - ...statin therapy was associated with significant reductions in myocardial infarction, coronary death, major cardiovascular events, and stroke in patients following acute coronary syndromes and in those with chronic CAD. Intensive statin therapy was not associated with a significantly...

American Family Physician : Tip

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2008/0915/p768.html

AAFP News - Sep 15, 2008 - American Family Physician

Sep 15, 2008 - Selected policy and health issues news briefs from AAFP News Now.

American Family Physician : AAFP News: AFP Edition

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2008/0915/p693.html

Health Maintenance for Postmenopausal Women - American Family Physician

Sep 1, 2008 - Menopause is the permanent cessation of menstruation resulting from the loss of ovarian and follicular activity. It usually occurs when women reach their early 50s. Vasomotor symptoms and vaginal dryness are frequently reported during menopause. Estrogen is the most effective treatment ...

American Family Physician : Article

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2008/0901/p583.html

A New Approach to Making Your Doctor-Nurse Team More Productive -- FPM

Aug 1, 2008 - With proper training and delegation, your team can see more patients, deliver better care and feel more satisfied at work.

Family Practice Management : Articles

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2008/0700/p35.html

AAFP News - Aug 1, 2008 - American Family Physician

Aug 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/2008/0801/p303.html

Geriatric Screening and Preventive Care - American Family Physician

Jul 15, 2008 - Preventive health care decisions and recommendations become more complex as the population ages. The leading causes of death (i.e., heart disease, malignant neoplasms, cerebrovascular disease, and chronic lower respiratory disease) among older adults mirror the actual causes of death ...

American Family Physician : Article

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2008/0715/p206.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

Screening Instruments for Depression - Point-of-Care Guides - American Family Physician

Jul 15, 2008 - Although depression is common in the primary care setting, accurate identification of these patients is challenging. A variety of screening instruments for depression have been developed and validated. They range from relatively lengthy and complex instruments, such as the 21-item Beck ...

American Family Physician : Point-of-Care Guides

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2008/0715/p244.html

Tips From Other Journals - American Family Physician

Jul 15, 2008 - ...use and quality of care for adults admitted to the hospital for pneumonia, exacerbation of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, ischemic stroke, chest pain, acute myocardial infarction, heart failure, or urinary tract infection. They compared length of stay, cost, in-hospital...

American Family Physician : Tip

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2008/0715/p262.html

AAFP News - Jul 15, 2008 - American Family Physician

Jul 15, 2008 - Selected policy and health issues news briefs from AAFP News Now.

American Family Physician : AAFP News: AFP Edition

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2008/0715/p173.html

AAFP News - Jul 1, 2008 - American Family Physician

Jul 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/2008/0701/p17.html

Predicting Prognoses in Patients with Acute Stroke - Point-of-Care Guides - American ...

Jun 15, 2008 - A number of clinical decision models and scoring systems have been developed and validated to assist physicians in assessing the prognosis of patients with acute stroke.

American Family Physician : Point-of-Care Guides

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2008/0615/p1719.html

Venous Thromboembolism During Pregnancy - American Family Physician

Jun 15, 2008 - Venous thromboembolism is the leading cause of maternal death in the United States. Pregnancy is a risk factor for deep venous thrombosis, and risk is further increased with a personal or family history of thrombosis or thrombophilia. Screening for thrombophilia is not recommended for ...

American Family Physician : Article

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2008/0615/p1709.html

Food Allergies: Detection and Management - American Family Physician

Jun 15, 2008 - Family physicians play a central role in the suspicion and diagnosis of immunoglobulin E-mediated food allergies, but they are also critical in redirecting the evaluation for symptoms that patients are falsely attributing to allergies. Although any food is a potential allergen, more ...

American Family Physician : Article

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2008/0615/p1678.html

Hepatitis C (Chronic) - Clinical Evidence Handbook - American Family Physician

Jun 15, 2008 - What are the effects of interventions in treatment-naive persons with chronic infection but without liver decompensation? What are the effects of interventions to treat persons with chronic infection, but without liver decompensation, who have not responded to or relapse after ...

American Family Physician : Clinical Evidence Handbook

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2008/0615/p1724.html

How to Find Clinical Information Quickly at the Point of Care -- FPM

Jun 1, 2008 - You have one minute to identify the first-line therapy for a pregnant patient with tuberculosis. How will you find the answer?

Family Practice Management : Articles

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2008/0600/p23.html

Tips From Other Journals - American Family Physician

Jun 1, 2008 - ...homocysteine levels with folic acid and B vitamins have inconsistent results. The only benefit shown in recent studies was in a subgroup of stroke patients. Because patients with end-stage renal disease (ESRD) have an annual cardiovascular mortality of 20 percent and higher levels...

American Family Physician : Tip

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2008/0601/p1594.html

Fracture Prevention in Postmenopausal Women - Clinical Evidence Handbook - American ...

May 15, 2008 - What are the effects of treatments to prevent fractures in postmenopausal women?

American Family Physician : Clinical Evidence Handbook

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2008/0515/p1447.html

Managing Hypertension Using Combination Therapy - American Family Physician

May 1, 2008 - Combination therapy of hypertension with separate agents or a fixed-dose combination pill offers the potential to lower blood pressure more quickly, obtain target blood pressure, and decrease adverse effects. Antihypertensive agents from different classes may offset adverse reactions ...

American Family Physician : Article

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2008/0501/p1279.html

Oral Anticoagulants vs. Antiplatelet Therapy - Cochrane for Clinicians - American ...

May 1, 2008 - Compared with antiplatelet therapy, oral anticoagulation significantly reduces stroke at an average follow-up of one to three years, but does not reduce mortality. Intracranial or extracranial hemorrhage is more common with anticoagulation and must be weighed against its therapeutic ...

American Family Physician : Cochrane for Clinicians

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2008/0501/p1250.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

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

The Art and Science of Clinical Decision Making -- FPM

May 1, 2008 - Thinking about how you make clinical decisions is the first step toward making better ones.

Family Practice Management : Articles

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2008/0500/p31.html

A Night at the Nursing Home -- FPM

May 1, 2008 - Sometimes, our patients give us gifts far greater than anything we've given them.

Family Practice Management : The Last Word

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2008/0500/p46.html

Differential Diagnosis of Tremor - FPIN's Clinical Inquiries - American Family Physician

May 1, 2008 - The most common tremor in primary care is an exaggerated physiologic tremor, followed by essential tremor and tremors caused by Parkinson's disease.

American Family Physician : FPIN's Clinical Inquiries

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2008/0501/p1305.html

Letters - May 2008 -- FPM

May 1, 2008 - ...are designed (by me) to present information logically where it can be easily read and acted upon. I choose new medications with minimal key strokes. Template notes are easy to follow. I'm reminded of routine health maintenance and disease management needs through pop-up reminders...

Family Practice Management : Letters

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2008/0500/p11.html

Hypertension: What You Should Know - American Family Physician

May 1, 2008 - ...stroke, and kidney disease. A blood pressure that is higher than 120/80 mm Hg, but lower than 140/90 mm Hg (or 130/80 mm Hg if you have diabetes or kidney disease) is called prehypertension. Some people may not have symptoms of high blood pressure until they have a heart attack or...

American Family Physician : Patient Handout

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2008/0501/p1289.html

Tips From Other Journals - American Family Physician

Apr 15, 2008 - ...as having an unprovoked event (i.e., occurring in the absence of an identifiable risk factor). By comparison, 487 women had a first stroke and 391 women had a first myo-cardial infarction. There was no statistically significant difference between the aspirin and placebo groups in...

American Family Physician : Tip

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2008/0415/p1164.html

Tips From Other Journals - American Family Physician

Apr 15, 2008 - ...Initiative (WHI) study closed prematurely when increased risk of stroke, pulmonary embolism, and breast cancer were reported in participants assigned to therapy with estrogen plus progesterone. An increased stroke risk, but no apparent effect on cardiovascular disease or breast...

American Family Physician : Tip

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2008/0415/p1157.html

Treatment of Acute Ischemic Stroke with t-PA - AFP Journal Club - American Family ...

Apr 1, 2008 - Does the widespread use of the thrombolytic tissue plasminogen activator (t-PA) more beneficial or harmful in patients with acute stroke? The benefits must be balanced against the harms. Informed consent is necessary when making the decision.

American Family Physician : AFP Journal Club

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2008/0401/p901.html

What You Need to Know When Called Upon to Be a Good Samaritan -- FPM

Apr 1, 2008 - Understanding your legal protections and ethical obligations can make it easier to respond when duty calls.

Family Practice Management : Articles

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2008/0400/p37.html

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

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

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

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