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Coenzyme Q10 - American Family Physician

...in reducing symptoms associated with selected mitochondrial abnormalities including the mitochondrial encephalopa- thy, lactic acidosis, and stroke-like episodes (MELAS) syndrome, Kearns-Sayre syn- drome, and the myoclonus epilepsy with ragged-red fibers (MERRF) syndrome. Maximum...

American Family Physician

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2005/0915/afp20050915p1065.pdf

Colchicine Reduces MI and Revascularization in Patients with Established Coronary ... Restricted content. Login required.

May 15, 2021 - Colchicine, 0.5 mg daily, significantly reduces the risk of myocardial infarction and ischemia-driven revascularization.

American Family Physician : POEMs

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2021/0515/p631a.html

Colesevelam (WelChol) for Reduction of LDL Cholesterol - STEPS - American Family Physician

Jul 15, 2005 - Colesevelam lowers LDL cholesterol levels a small amount (7 to 16 percent) when used alone and provides additional cholesterol lowering when added to statin therapy. It has a slightly beneficial effect on HDL cholesterol levels, has no effect on triglyceride levels, and is well tolerated.

American Family Physician : STEPS

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2005/0715/p321.html

Colon Cancer Screening: What You Should Know - American Family Physician

Jan 15, 2015 - ...Previous: AHA and ASA Release Guideline for Prevention of Future Stroke in Patients with Stroke or TIA Next: Wound Care View the full table of contents >> Home / Journals / afp / Vol. 91/No. 2(January 15, 2015) / Colon Cancer Screening: What You Should Know...

American Family Physician : Patient Handout

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2015/0115/p93-s1.html

Colorectal Cancer Screening and Prevention - American Family Physician

May 15, 2018 - Colorectal cancer is a common cause of morbidity and mortality in the United States. Most colorectal cancers arise from preexisting adenomatous or serrated polyps. The incidence and mortality of colorectal cancer can be reduced with screening of average-risk adults 50 to 75 years of ...

American Family Physician : Article

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2018/0515/p658.html

Colorectal Cancer Screening: ACP Guidance Statements - Practice Guidelines - American ... Restricted content. Login required.

Aug 15, 2020 - The American College of Physicians developed a consensus statement for colorectal cancer screening of average-risk adults based on their review of six independent guidelines and supporting evidence.

American Family Physician : Practice Guidelines

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2020/0815/p250.html

Colorectal Cancer, Osteoporosis, Knee Osteoarthritis, Suspected Dementia, Pacifier Use ...

Apr 15, 2019 - Key clinical questions and their evidence-based answers directly from the journal’s content, written by and for family physicians.

American Family Physician : AFP Clinical Answers

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2019/0415/p478.html

Combination Antihypertensive Drugs: Recommendations for Use - American Family Physician

May 15, 2000 - The recommendation for first-line therapy for hypertension remains a beta blocker or diuretic given in a low dosage. A target blood pressure of less than 140/90 mm Hg is achieved in about 50 percent of patients treated with monotherapy; two or more agents from different pharmacologic ...

American Family Physician : Article

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2000/0515/p3049.html

Combination Therapy with ACE Inhibitors and Angiotensin - Receptor Blockers in Heart ...

...1. American Heart Association. Heart disease and stroke statistics- 2002 update. Dallas: American Heart Association, 2001. 2. Lechat P, Packer M, Chalon S, Cucherat M, Arab T, Boissel JP. Clin- ical effects of beta-adrenergic blockade in chronic heart failure: a meta-analysis of...

American Family Physician

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2003/1101/afp20031101p1795.pdf

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

Coming Home -- FPM

Feb 1, 2013 - Even patients with specialized conditions such as sickle cell disease need primary care physicians.

Family Practice Management : Opinion

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2013/0100/p6.html

Comments on Type 2 Diabetes Screening and Treatment - Letters to the Editor - American ...

Jan 1, 2000 - ...Patients with undiagnosed diabetes are at significantly increased risk for coronary heart disease, stroke and peripheral vascular disease, and greater risk of dyslipidemia, hypertension and obesity. Along with the American Diabetes Association, we believe that screening for type 2...

American Family Physician : Letter

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2000/0101/p48.html

Common Anorectal Conditions: Part I. Symptoms and Complaints - American Family Physician

Jun 15, 2001 - Anorectal symptoms and complaints are common and may be caused by a wide spectrum of conditions. Although most conditions are benign and may be successfully treated by primary care practitioners, a high index of suspicion for colorectal cancer should be maintained, and all patients ...

American Family Physician : Article

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2001/0615/p2391.html

Common Anorectal Conditions: Part I. Symptoms and Complaints -- American Family Physician

...distur- bances, endocrine and metabolic disorders, collagen vascular disease, central or periph- eral neuromuscular disorders or colonic iner- tia. It is imperative that the clinician rule out obstructing lesions or painful anal lesions.6 FECAL IMPACTION Fecal impaction can...

American Family Physician

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2001/0615/afp20010615p2391.pdf

Common Breast Problems - American Family Physician

Apr 15, 2019 - Palpable breast masses, mastalgia, and nipple discharge are commonly encountered symptoms in outpatient practice, causing significant patient anxiety and precipitating medical consultation. The initial workup includes a detailed clinical history and physical examination. Women ...

American Family Physician : Article

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2019/0415/p505.html

Common Cold - Clinical Evidence Handbook - American Family Physician

Dec 15, 2011 - What are the effects of treatments for common cold?

American Family Physician : Clinical Evidence Handbook

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2011/1215/p1390.html

Common Dietary Supplements for Weight Loss - American Family Physician

Nov 1, 2004 - Over-the-counter dietary supplements to treat obesity appeal to many patients who desire a 'magic bullet' for weight loss. Asking overweight patients about their use of weight-loss supplements and understanding the evidence for the efficacy, safety, and quality of these supplements are ...

American Family Physician : Article

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2004/1101/p1731.html

Common Dietary Supplements for Weight Loss - American Family Physician

...FDA MedWatch program between June 1997 and March 1999. These reports included episodes of hypertension, arrhythmias, myocardial infarction, stroke, and seizures. Ten events led to death and 13 yielded permanent dis- ability. Of these 23 reports, nine occurred at recommended dosages...

American Family Physician

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2004/1101/afp20041101p1731.pdf

Common Questions About Chronic Low Back Pain - American Family Physician

May 15, 2015 - More than 30% of U.S. adults report having experienced low back pain within the preceding three months. Although most low back pain is nonspecific and self-limiting, a subset of patients develop chronic low back pain, defined as persistent symptoms for longer than three months. Low back...

American Family Physician : Article

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2015/0515/p708.html

Common Questions About the Initial Management of Hypertension

February 1, 2014 Scientific

American Family Physician

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

Common Questions About the Initial Management of Hypertension - American Family Physician

Feb 1, 2015 - Hypertension is the most common chronic condition treated by family physicians. Elevated blood pressure is associated with an increased risk of heart failure, myocardial infarction, cerebrovascular disease, and death. Treatment of hypertension reduces the risk of these events. Several ...

American Family Physician : Article

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2015/0201/p172.html

Common Questions on Chronic Low Back Pain

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American Family Physician

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2015/0515/afp20150515p708.pdf

Common Side Effects of HIV Medicines - American Family Physician

Aug 1, 2017 - ...People with HIV infection are at higher risk of heart disease and stroke. You have an even higher risk if you smoke, have high cholesterol, high blood pressure, or diabetes, or if heart attacks run in your family. You can lower your risk by exercising and eating a healthy diet, and...

American Family Physician : Patient Handout

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2017/0801/p161-s1.html

Community-Acquired Pneumonia in Adults: Diagnosis and Management

November 1, 2016

American Family Physician

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2016/1101/afp20161101p698.pdf

Community-Acquired Pneumonia in Adults: Diagnosis and Management - American Family ...

Nov 1, 2016 - Community-acquired pneumonia is a leading cause of death. Risk factors include older age and medical comorbidities. Diagnosis is suggested by a history of cough, dyspnea, pleuritic pain, or acute functional or cognitive decline, with abnormal vital signs (e.g., fever, tachycardia) and ...

American Family Physician : Article

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2016/1101/p698.html

Complications of HIV Infection: A Systems-Based Approach - American Family Physician

Feb 15, 2011 - Patients with human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) infection often develop multiple complications and comorbidities. Opportunistic infections should always be considered in the evaluation of symptomatic patients with advanced HIV/AIDS, although the overall incidence of these infections ...

American Family Physician : Article

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2011/0215/p395.html

Conference Highlights - Apr 15, 1998 - American Family Physician

Apr 15, 1998 - ...Common Criteria for Stroke Surgery May Underestimate Risk in Women (83rd Scientific Assembly and Annual Meeting of the Radiological Society of North America) Criteria established by the North American Symptomatic Carotid Endarterectomy Trial (NASCET) that are commonly used to...

American Family Physician : Conference Highlights

https://www.aafp.org/afp/1998/0415/p1929.html

Conference Highlights - Aug 01, 1998 - American Family Physician

Aug 1, 1998 - ...Therapy for Stroke Is Successful in a Community Setting (50th Annual Meeting of the American Academy of Neurology) Results of an ongoing study at 31 hospitals in Minnesota indicate that the use of tissue-type plasminogen activator (tPA) in patients with acute stroke can be effective...

American Family Physician : Conference Highlights

https://www.aafp.org/afp/1998/0801/p492.html

Conference Highlights - Dec 01, 1999 - American Family Physician

Dec 1, 1999 - ...with another Swedish female population not exposed to an intervention program. The investigator believes that considering the high rate of stroke in women within this community, the apparent reduction in systolic blood pressure in the intervention group is very promising.—cecilia...

American Family Physician : Conference Highlights

https://www.aafp.org/afp/1999/1201/p2630.html

Conference Highlights - Jun 15, 2000 - American Family Physician

Jun 15, 2000 - ...Ramipril Reduces Risk of Stroke and Other Cerebrovascular Events (American College of Cardiology) Results of a randomized placebo-controlled trial showed that the use of ramipril (Altace), but not vitamin E, reduces the risk of stroke and other cerebrovascular events in patients by...

American Family Physician : Conference Highlights

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2000/0615/p3679.html

Conference Highlights - May 15, 1998 - American Family Physician

May 15, 1998 - ...Stroke Risk After Myocardial Infarction (American Heart Association's 23rd International Joint Conference on Stroke and Cerebral Circulation) Use of the cholesterol-lowering drug pravastatin (Pravachol) can significantly reduce the risk of stroke or transient ischemic attack (TIA)...

American Family Physician : Conference Highlights

https://www.aafp.org/afp/1998/0515/p2499.html

Conference Highlights - Nov 15, 1999 - American Family Physician

Nov 15, 1999 - ...obesity and lipid abnormalities (such as high cholesterol levels), and as secondary prevention in those with a history of heart attack, stroke, claudication or angina.—deborah b. rolka, et al., Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, Georgia. Investigational Drug Shows...

American Family Physician : Conference Highlights

https://www.aafp.org/afp/1999/1115/p2359.html

Conference Highlights - Oct 15, 1999 - American Family Physician

Oct 15, 1999 - ...targets the entorhinal region of the brain, causing dysfunction. None of the subjects had been diagnosed with dementia, Parkinson's disease, stroke or depression. Neurologic and neuropsychologic testing included evaluation of attention, orientation, memory, language ability and...

American Family Physician : Conference Highlights

https://www.aafp.org/afp/1999/1015/p1791.html

Conference Highlights - Sep 15, 2000 - American Family Physician

Sep 15, 2000 - ...Previous: Update on Vitamin Supplements for the Prevention of Coronary Disease and Stroke Next: Family Practice International View the full table of contents >> Home / Journals / afp / Vol. 62/No. 6(September 15, 2000) / Conference Highlights: Conference Highlights...

American Family Physician : Conference Highlights

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2000/0915/p1369.html

Confronting Guillain-Barré Syndrome

...National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke http://www.ninds.nih.gov/disorders/gbs/gbs. htm ■ Confronting Guillain-Barré Syndrome The editors of AFP wel- come submissions for Close-ups. Guidelines for contributing to this feature can be found in the Authors’ Guide...

American Family Physician

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2013/0201/afp20130201p166.pdf

Conjugated Estrogens/Bazedoxifene (Duavee) for Menopausal Symptoms - STEPS - American ...

Feb 15, 2016 - Conjugated estrogens/bazedoxifene is effective for the treatment of menopausal symptoms and may be better tolerated than conjugated estrogens/medroxyprogesterone. It will maintain bone mineral density in the lumbar spine and hip, but its effect on fractures is not known. Cardiovascular ...

American Family Physician : STEPS

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2016/0215/p307.html

Contemporary Management of Angina: Part II. Medical Management of Chronic Stable Angina...

Jan 1, 2000 - Except for a small subset of patients with angina whose survival is improved with coronary artery bypass surgery, chronic stable angina can be appropriately managed with medical therapy in the vast majority of patients. Drug therapy includes aspirin, beta-adrenergic blockers, ...

American Family Physician : Article

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2000/0101/p129.html

Continuous Glucose Monitoring in Type 2 Diabetes Is Not Ready for Widespread Adoption -...

Jun 1, 2020 - Although continuous glucose monitoring may benefit patients with type 1 diabetes mellitus, there is limited evidence that it offers similar benefits in patients with type 2 diabetes, regardless of whether they are taking insulin.

American Family Physician : Editorials

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2020/0601/p646.html

Contraception Choices in Women with Underlying Medical Conditions - American Family ...

Sep 15, 2010 - Primary care physicians often prescribe contraceptives to women of reproductive age with comorbidities. Novel delivery systems (e.g., contraceptive patch, contraceptive ring, single-rod implantable device) may change traditional risk and benefit profiles in women with comorbidities. ...

American Family Physician : Article

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2010/0915/p621.html

Controlling Hypertension in Patients with Diabetes - American Family Physician

Oct 1, 2002 - Hypertension and diabetes mellitus are common diseases in the United States. Patients with diabetes have a much higher rate of hypertension than would be expected in the general population. Regardless of the antihypertensive agent used, a reduction in blood pressure helps to prevent ...

American Family Physician : Article

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2002/1001/p1209.html

Controlling Hypertension in Patients with Diabetes -- American Family Physician

...Cerebrovascular disease-hypertension increases the incidence of stroke in patients with diabetes. Survival rates and recovery from stroke are reduced in patients with diabetes compared with patients without diabetes. Peripheral vascular disease-hypertension increases the risk...

American Family Physician

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

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

Coronary Artery Disease Prevention: As Easy As 1, 2, 3? - Letters to the Editor - ...

Nov 15, 2010 - ...often use secondary prevention to refer to reducing the risk of recurrences of disease-related events, such as myocardial infarction,2 stroke,3 and osteoporotic fracture.4 Dr. Lucan’s observation that failing to precisely define what is meant by secondary prevention may occasionally...

American Family Physician : Letter

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2010/1115/p1167.html

Coronary Artery Disease Prevention: What's Different for Women? - American Family ...

Apr 1, 2001 - Cardiovascular disease is the leading cause of death in women, as well as an important cause of disability, although many women and their physicians underestimate the risk. Exercise, hypertension treatment, smoking cessation and aspirin therapy are effective measures for the primary ...

American Family Physician : Article

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2001/0401/p1393.html

Coronary Artery Disease Prevention: What's Different for Women? -- American Family ...

...major long-term trials have demonstrated the efficacy of beta blockers and thiazide diuretics in reducing coronary artery disease and stroke, these agents should be con- sidered as initial therapy in all patients who have not lowered their blood pressure with diet and exercise....

American Family Physician

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2001/0401/afp20010401p1393.pdf

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American Family Physician : American Family Physician

https://www.aafp.org/journals/afp/content/covid-briefs.html

Correction - Corrections - American Family Physician

May 15, 2021 - ...the annual risk of stroke for the patient in the case scenario was incorrectly listed as 8% instead of 3.2%. The sentence should have read: Mr. H has a 3.2% annual risk of stroke, with less than one-half of that being a risk of a disabling or fatal stroke.1,2,9,12 The online version...

American Family Physician : Corrections

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2021/0515/p581a.html

Correction - Corrections - American Family Physician

Jul 15, 2019 - ...in combination with aspirin to reduce the risk of major cardiovascular events (cardiovascular [CV] death, myocardial infarction [MI] and stroke) in patients with chronic coronary artery disease (CAD) or peripheral artery disease. Before publication, the article was not updated to...

American Family Physician : Corrections

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2019/0715/p74.html

Correction - Corrections - American Family Physician

Mar 1, 2013 - ...Increased risk of cardiovascular morbidity and mortality related to strokes, acute coronary events, and coronary revascularizations; high incidence rates compared with euglycemic individuals, especially in women Same risk as patients with T2DM Microvascular complications...

American Family Physician : Corrections

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2013/0301/p310.html

Correction - Corrections - American Family Physician

Nov 1, 2012 - ...Transient Ischemic Attack: Part II. Risk Factor Modification and Treatment (page 527) was ambiguous and listed incorrect answers in the answer box (page 576). The case scenario described in the question should have more clearly indicated that the patient was at low risk of stroke,...

American Family Physician : Corrections

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2012/1101/p802.html

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