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Atrial Fibrillation - American Family Physician

Jan 1, 2011 - ...Blood can clot when it pools. If the clot gets free, it can travel to your brain and cause a stroke. The trembling in the upper chambers can cause the lower chambers to get off beat. This makes it difficult for your heart to pump blood through your body. What are the symptoms? You...

American Family Physician : Patient Handout

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2011/0101/p71.html

Atrial Fibrillation - American Family Physician

Jul 15, 2002 - ...Sometimes, the first symptom is a stroke. You might get a stroke if blood clots form in the left side of your heart, break off, and travel up to your brain. Sometimes there are no symptoms. In some people, atrial fibrillation is discovered because they have an irregular pulse. Or,...

American Family Physician : Patient Handout

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2002/0715/p271.html

Atrial Fibrillation - Clinical Practice Guideline

Access evidence-based guidelines on Management of Newly-Detected Atrial Fibrillation, developed by the AAFP in collaboration with the American College of Physicians.

Family Physician |AAFP Policies and Recommendations : Patient Care

https://www.aafp.org/family-physician/patient-care/clinical-recommendations/all-clinical-recommendations/atrial-fibrillation.html

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

May 1, 2004 - What are the effects of interventions to prevent embolism? What are the effects of interventions for conversion to sinus rhythm? What are the effects of interventions to control heart rate?

American Family Physician : Clinical Evidence Handbook

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2004/0501/p2173.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

Atrial Fibrillation: Diagnosis and Treatment

...Atrial fibrillation is a source of significant morbidity and mortality because it impairs cardiac function and increases the risk of stroke. Its most important clinical impli- cations are shown in Figure 2. The cost of caring for patients with atrial fibrillation is about five times...

American Family Physician

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2011/0101/afp20110101p61.pdf

Atrial Fibrillation: Diagnosis and Treatment - American Family Physician

Jan 1, 2011 - Atrial fibrillation is the most common cardiac arrhythmia. It impairs cardiac function and increases the risk of stroke. The incidence of atrial fibrillation increases with age. Key treatment issues include deciding when to restore normal sinus rhythm, when to control rate only, and how...

American Family Physician : Article

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2011/0101/p61.html

Attenuating Cardiovascular Risk Factors in Patients with Type 2 Diabetes - American ...

Dec 15, 2000 - Patients with type 2 diabetes (formerly known as non-insulin-resistant diabetes) have a significantly increased risk of developing cardiovascular disease. Once clinical cardiovascular disease develops, these patients have a poorer prognosis than normoglycemic patients. By inducing ...

American Family Physician : Article

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2000/1215/p2633.html

Atypical Laryngeal Dystonia Caused by an Antiemetic - Letters to the Editor - American ...

Apr 1, 2004 - ...Next: Risk Classification for Stroke, Death, and Atrial Fibrillation View the full table of contents >> Home / Journals / afp / Vol. 69/No. 7(April 1, 2004) / Atypical Laryngeal Dystonia Caused by an Antiemetic...

American Family Physician : Letter

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2004/0401/p1623.html

Atypical Pathogens and Challenges in Community-Acquired Pneumonia - American Family ...

...skin can- cer), chronic liver disease (cirrhosis, chronic active hepatitis), congestive heart failure, cerebrovascular disease (stroke, transient ischemic attack), renal disease (chronic renal disease or elevated blood urea nitrogen and creatinine levels) • Abnormal vital signs:...

American Family Physician

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2004/0401/afp20040401p1699.pdf

August 1, 2001 - American Family Physician

...American Heart Association Scientific Statement on the Primary Prevention of Ischemic Stroke Joanne E. Chatfield Quantum Sufficit Quantum Sufficit Sarah Morgan; Lori Parry Letters to the Editor Comments on Spiritual Assessment and Medicine L Vandecreek Comments...

American Family Physician

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

August 1, 2005 - American Family Physician

...Aspirin Prevents Stroke, but Not Cardiovascular Disease, in Women Varying Effects of Lipid Drugs on Overall Mortality Rates Intensive Diet-Behavior-Physical Activity Program for Obesity in Children Intermittent vs. Continuous Therapy for Mild Asthma Topiramate...

American Family Physician

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2005/0801/

August 1, 2007 - American Family Physician

...Prevention of Recurrent Ischemic Stroke Lori M. Dickerson; Peter J. Carek; Robert Glen Quattlebaum The Effect of Cytochrome P450 Metabolism on Drug Response, Interactions, and Adverse Effects Tom Lynch; Amy Price Neff Recommendations for Preconception Care Michael C. Lu...

American Family Physician

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

August 1, 2019 - American Family Physician

...Dapagliflozin in High-Risk Type 2 Diabetes Reduces Hospitalization for Heart Failure But Does Not Reduce Death, Myocardial Infarction, or Stroke More Evidence Against Antibiotics for Acute Asthma Exacerbations Letters to the Editor Reader Services CME Course Information...

American Family Physician

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2019/0801/

August 15, 2002 - American Family Physician

...Ramipril Reduces Risk of Stroke in High-Risk Patients High-Risk Patients Need Tight Dyslipidemia Management Short Course of Acyclovir for Genital Herpes Which Treatment Is Better in Childhood Atopic Exczema Checklist Improves Awareness of Child Abuse Extension...

American Family Physician

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August 15, 2005 - American Family Physician

...PEG Tubes Worsen Quality of Life in Patients Who Have Had a Stroke U.S. Preventive Services Task Force Screening for Pancreatic Cancer Practice Guidelines AHRQ Releases Evidence Report on Managing Menopause-Related Symptoms Amber Randel AAP Policy on Caring for...

American Family Physician

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August 15, 2007 - American Family Physician

...MRI Is More Appropriate for Initial Evaluation of Stroke Vitamin E Does Not Protect Cognitive Function Lifestyle Intervention and BMD in Adolescent Girls Do Opioid Medications Relieve Chronic Back Pain? Ketogenic Diet for Seizure Control in Children POEMS...

American Family Physician

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

August 15, 2016 - American Family Physician

...Pioglitazone After Stroke or TIA Reduces Stroke and MI, but Also Has Significant Harms Letters to the Editor Reader Services CME Course Information Evidence-Based Medicine Glossary Strength-of-Recommendation Taxonomy in AFP Classified Information Disclosure All...

American Family Physician

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2016/0815/

August 15, 2019 - American Family Physician

...AFP Clinical Answers: Asthma, Back and Neck Pain, Pain During Labor, TIA, CBT for Anxiety Medicine by the Numbers: Omega-3 Fatty Acids and Cardiovascular Disease Prevention Anna Tomdio; Michael Ritchie; Andrew C. Miller Graham Center Policy One-Pagers: Proportional...

American Family Physician

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2019/0815/

August 15, 2020 - American Family Physician

...in Cardiovascular Outcome After Ischemic Stroke with Lower LDL Target, but also Harms; No Change in All-Cause Mortality Oseltamivir of Uncertain Benefit in Patients with Flulike Symptoms Daily Colchicine Post-MI Reduces Strokes and Recurrent Hospitalizations for Angina...

American Family Physician

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

August 15, 2020 - American Family Physician

...in Cardiovascular Outcome After Ischemic Stroke with Lower LDL Target, but also Harms; No Change in All-Cause Mortality Oseltamivir of Uncertain Benefit in Patients with Flulike Symptoms Daily Colchicine Post-MI Reduces Strokes and Recurrent Hospitalizations for Angina...

American Family Physician

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

Autism Spectrum Disorder - American Family Physician

Dec 15, 2016 - ...National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke http://www.ninds.nih.gov/disorders/autism/detail_autism.htm National Library of Medicine https://medlineplus.gov/autismspectrumdisorder.html Read the full article. Get immediate access, anytime, anywhere. Choose a single...

American Family Physician : Patient Handout

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2016/1215/p972-s1.html

Autosomal Dominant Polycystic Kidney Disease

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American Family Physician

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2014/0901/afp20140901p303.pdf

Autosomal Dominant Polycystic Kidney Disease - American Family Physician

Sep 1, 2014 - Autosomal dominant polycystic kidney disease (ADPKD) is the most common inherited cause of kidney disease. Enlarging cysts within the kidneys are the clinical hallmark of the disease. Renal manifestations include varying degrees of kidney injury, urinary tract infections, kidney stones,...

American Family Physician : Article

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2014/0901/p303.html

Bariatric Surgery Associated with Decreased All-Cause Mortality and Lower Rates of ... Restricted content. Login required.

Feb 15, 2021 - Based on population registry data, bariatric surgery is associated with lower all-cause mortality and a lower risk of developing many subsequent obesity-related conditions.

American Family Physician : POEMs

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2021/0215/p248.html

Bariatric Surgery Plus Intensive Medical Therapy Is Better Than Medical Therapy Alone ...

Oct 15, 2014 - Bariatric surgery in conjunction with intensive medical therapy results in significantly enhanced glycemic control at three years compared with medical therapy alone, as well as better weight control, less use of glucose-lowering medications, and improved quality of life.

American Family Physician : POEMs

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2014/1015/p579.html

Basics of Quality Improvement

Quality improvement (QI) is a systematic, formal approach to the analysis of practice performance and efforts to improve performance.

Family Physician : Practice and Career

https://www.aafp.org/family-physician/practice-and-career/managing-your-practice/quality-improvement-basics.html

Bedtime Instead of Morning Ingestion of Hypertension Medication Equals a Significantly ... Restricted content. Login required.

Apr 1, 2020 - This study found a significant reduction in mortality and morbidity among patients who took their once-daily anti-hypertensive medications at bedtime instead of in the morning. No significant difference occurred in compliance rates between bedtime and morning ingestion times. Individual...

American Family Physician : POEMs

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2020/0401/p434a.html

Behavioral Counseling Interventions to Promote a Healthful Diet and Physical Activity ...

Jun 15, 2013 - ...initiative sponsored by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services that aims to decrease the number of heart attacks and strokes by 1 million over the next five years. It emphasizes the use of effective clinical preventive services combined with multifaceted policy...

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

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2013/0615/od1.html

Behavioral Counseling Interventions to Promote a Healthy Diet and Physical Activity for...

Mar 15, 2021 - The USPSTF recommends offering or referring adults with cardiovascular disease (CVD) risk factors to behavioral counseling interventions to promote a healthy diet and physical activity.

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

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2021/0315/p366.html

Behavioral Counseling to Promote a Healthful Diet and Physical Activity for ...

September 15, 2015 Putting Prevention into Practice

American Family Physician

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2015/0915/afp20150915p509.pdf

Behavioral Counseling to Promote a Healthful Diet and Physical Activity for ...

Sep 15, 2015 - J.W., a 34-year-old man who smokes, presents for his annual checkup for hypertension. Hisblood pressure is elevated (142/95 mm Hg), and he has gained 10 lb (4.5 kg) since his lastvisit. J.W. is now considered overweight, with a body mass index (BMI) of 27 kg per m2. He reports no other ...

American Family Physician : Putting Prevention into Practice

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2015/0915/p509.html

Behavioral Counseling to Promote a Healthful Diet and Physical Activity for ...

May 1, 2015 - The USPSTF recommends offering or referring adults who are overweight or obese and have additional cardiovascular disease (CVD) risk factors to intensive behavioral counseling interventions to promote a healthful diet and physical activity for CVD prevention.

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

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2015/0501/od1.html

Behavioral Counseling to Promote a Healthful Diet and Physical Activity for ...

Nov 15, 2017 - The USPSTF recommends that primary care professionals individualize the decision to offer or refer adults without obesity who do not have hypertension, dyslipidemia, abnormal blood glucose levels, or diabetes to behavioral counseling to promote a healthful diet and physical activity.

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

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2017/1115/od2.html

Behavioral Counseling to Promote a Healthful Diet and Physical Activity for ...

November 15, 2017: USPSTF

American Family Physician

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2017/1115/afp20171115od2.pdf

Behavioral Disorders in Dementia: Appropriate Nondrug Interventions and Antipsychotic Use

August 15, 2016

American Family Physician

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2016/0815/afp20160815p276.pdf

Behavioral Disorders in Dementia: Appropriate Nondrug Interventions and Antipsychotic ...

Aug 15, 2016 - Behavioral and psychological symptoms of dementia pose management challenges for caregivers and clinicians. Firstline nonpharmacologic treatments include eliminating physical and emotional stressors, modifying the patient’s environment, and establishing daily routines. Family members ...

American Family Physician : Article

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2016/0815/p276.html

Behavioral Interventions Reduce Inappropriate Antibiotic Prescribing for Acute ...

Jun 15, 2016 - Requiring clinicians to justify antibiotic prescribing in the permanent electronic health record and to undergo periodic peer comparisons of prescribing rates are effective interventions for reducing inappropriate antibiotic prescribing for acute respiratory tract infections. Helpful ...

American Family Physician : POEMs

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2016/0615/p1037.html

Bell Palsy

...Up to 30 percent of persons with an acute peripheral facial palsy will not have Bell palsy; other causes may include stroke, tumor, trauma, middle ear disease, and Lyme disease. Features such as sparing of movement in the upper face (central pat- tern) or weakness of a specific...

American Family Physician

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2011/1015/afp20111015p947.pdf

Bell Palsy - Clinical Evidence Handbook - American Family Physician

Oct 15, 2011 - What are the effects of drug, surgical and physical treatments for Bell palsy in adults and children?

American Family Physician : Clinical Evidence Handbook

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2011/1015/p947.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

Benefits and Harms for Low-Dose Aspirin in Patients with Diabetes Mellitus - POEMs - ...

Jun 1, 2019 - The 7,740 patients who took low-dose aspirin experienced 51 fewer vascular deaths, nonfatal myocardial infarctions, or nonfatal ischemic strokes; 29 fewer transient ischemic attacks; and 44 fewer revascularizations than patients who took placebo over a mean of 7.4 years.

American Family Physician : POEMs

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2019/0601/p718.html

Benefits of Avoiding Unnecessary Medical Care During the COVID-19 Pandemic - Editorials...

May 15, 2021 - How can avoiding unnecessary medical care during the COVID-19 pandemic benefit patients?

American Family Physician : Editorials

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2021/0515/p584.html

Benefits of Omega-3 Fatty Acids - Practice Guidelines - American Family Physician

Feb 1, 2005 - ...although the evidence is strongest for fish and fish oil. The effects on specific outcomes (especially myocardial infarction [MI] and stroke) are uncertain, and the optimal quantity and type of omega-3 fatty acid, and the optimal ratio of omega-3 to omega-6 fatty acid remain...

American Family Physician : Practice Guidelines

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2005/0201/p612.html

Benefits of Omega-3 Fatty Acids - Practice Guidelines - American Family Physician

Jan 15, 2005 - ...although the evidence is strongest for fish and fish oil. The effects on specific outcomes (especially myocardial infarction [MI] and stroke) are uncertain, and the optimal quantity and type of omega-3 fatty acid, and the optimal ratio of omega-3 to omega-6 fatty acid remain...

American Family Physician : Practice Guidelines

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2005/0115/p387.html

Benzodiazepines and Alzheimer Disease

January 15, 2015 Journal Club

American Family Physician

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2015/0201/afp20150201p191.pdf

Benzodiazepines and Alzheimer Disease - AFP Journal Club - American Family Physician

Feb 1, 2015 - Benzodiazepine exposure over the preceding five years seems to be associated with an increased likelihood of an Alzheimer disease diagnosis. A dose-response gradient also seems to exist.

American Family Physician : AFP Journal Club

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2015/0201/p191.html

Beta Blockers and Noncardiac Surgery: Why the POISE Study Alone Should Not Change Your ...

Mar 15, 2010 - Should we stop using beta blockers to prevent myocardial infarction in persons undergoing noncardiac surgery? The data remain inconclusive. Although the POISE study is an important contribution to the literature, it uses a protocol that is unrealistic and should not change current ...

American Family Physician : AFP Journal Club

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2010/0315/p717.html

Beta Blockers Compared with Other Drug Options for the Treatment of Hypertension - ...

Feb 1, 2018 - Although beta blockers seem to have a positive impact on patient-oriented evidence that matters in patients with hypertension, they appear to be inferior when compared with other medications.

American Family Physician : Medicine by the Numbers

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2018/0201/od1.html

Beta Blockers Not Associated with Lower Morbidity/Mortality in Adults with CAD or CAD ...

...death, nonfatal MI, or nonfatal stroke. Addi- tional outcomes included hospitalization, revascularization procedures, and cardiovas- cular disease-related and all-cause mortality. Outcomes are reported using a propensity score analysis consisting of paired compari- sons between...

American Family Physician

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2013/0301/afp20130301p373.pdf

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