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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

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

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

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

Poems & Tips From Other Journals - American Family Physician

Oct 15, 2006 - ...the investigators evaluated the relationship between average diastolic blood pressure and the primary outcome of all-cause death, nonfatal stroke, and nonfatal myocardial infarction. The patients in this study were treated and monitored for a median of 2.7 years, and mortality and...

American Family Physician : Tip

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2006/1015/p1407.html

Cardiovascular Disease: What You Should Know - American Family Physician

Oct 15, 2006 - ...caused by age and unhealthy habits, like smoking. They also can run in families. Having CVD makes you more likely to have a heart attack or stroke. In the United States, more than 10 times as many women die from CVD as from breast cancer. How can I tell if I have CVD? You may not...

American Family Physician : Patient Handout

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2006/1015/p1342.html

Comfort Always -- FPM

Oct 1, 2006 - Our most important role as a physician is being a comforter to the sick.

Family Practice Management : The Last Word

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2006/1000/p74.html

Letters - Oct 2006 -- FPM

Oct 1, 2006 - ...rheumatica will send some of them to the Internet for information. There they can read that this disease can lead to blindness or a stroke, it may be associated with the condition giant cell arteritis that damages the arteries and there is no known cure...

Family Practice Management : Letters

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2006/1000/p16d.html

Tips From Other Journals - American Family Physician

Oct 1, 2006 - ...of myocardial infarction, stroke, or cardiovascular death, and the primary safety measure was bleeding events. Secondary end points included the primary end point plus hospitalization for unstable angina, revascularization, or transient ischemic attack; individual primary and...

American Family Physician : Tip

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2006/1001/p1204.html

Poems & Tips From Other Journals - American Family Physician

Oct 1, 2006 - ...the two groups in the risk of invasive or noninvasive breast cancer, uterine cancer, other invasive cancers, ischemic heart disease events, stroke, osteoporotic fractures, or all-cause mortality. Thromboembolic events and cataracts occurred significantly less often in the raloxifene...

American Family Physician : Tip

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2006/1001/p1196.html

Predicting Short-term Risk of Stroke After TIA - Point-of-Care Guides - American Family...

Sep 15, 2006 - Five to 10 percent of patients presenting with TIA will have a stroke within the following week. Because guidelines do not mandate hospitalization for patients who have had a TIA or suspected TIA,4,5 validated clinical prediction rules may be used to identify patients who should ...

American Family Physician : Point-of-Care Guides

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2006/0915/p1001.html

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