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Interstitial Cystitis: Urgency and Frequency Syndrome

...suprapubic pain, dyspareunia and chronic pelvic pain.1 Interstitial cystitis inter- feres with employment, social relationships and sexual activity. The course of the disease is usually marked by flare-ups and remissions. Interstitial cystitis is a chronic disease that per- sists...

American Family Physician

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2001/1001/afp20011001p1199.pdf

Interstitial Cystitis/Painful Bladder Syndrome - American Family Physician

May 15, 2011 - Interstitial cystitis/painful bladder syndrome affects more than 1 million persons in the United States, but the cause remains unknown. Most patients with interstitial cystitis/painful bladder syndrome are women with symptoms of suprapubic pelvic and/or genital area pain, dyspareunia, ...

American Family Physician : Article

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2011/0515/p1175.html

Intimate Partner Violence

...cle defines domestic violence as a pattern of assaultive and coercive behaviors, including physical injury, psychological abuse, sexual assault, enforced social isolation, stalking, deprivation, intimidation, and threats.1 Domestic violence includes abuse of older persons, children,...

American Family Physician

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2011/0515/afp20110515p1165.pdf

Intimate Partner Violence - American Family Physician

May 15, 2011 - Intimate partner violence is a common source of physical, psychological, and emotional morbidity. In the United States, approximately 1.5 million women and 834,700 men annually are raped and/or physically assaulted by an intimate partner. Women are more likely than men to be injured, ...

American Family Physician : Article

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2011/0515/p1165.html

July 1, 2000 - American Family Physician

...Female Sexual Dysfunction: Evaluation and Treatment Nancy A. Phillips Management of Benign Aphthous Ulcers David R. McBride Diagnosis and Managment of Acute Pancreatitis Abilio Munoz; David A. Katerndahl Departments AAFP News: AFP Edition Newsletter Rosemarie...

American Family Physician

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2000/0701/

Management of Benign Aphthous Ulcers - American Family Physician

Jul 1, 2000 - Aphthous ulcers are a common and painful problem. Benign aphthae tend to be small (less than 1 cm in diameter) and shallow. Aphthous ulcers that occur in conjunction with symptoms of uveitis, genital ulcerations, conjunctivitis, arthritis, fever or adenopathy should prompt a search for ...

American Family Physician : Article

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2000/0701/p149.html

Management of Female Sexual Assault - American Family Physician

Sep 15, 1998 - A sexual assault occurs once every 6.4 minutes in the United States. One in every six women will be raped during her lifetime. Although a woman is four times more likely to be assaulted by someone she knows than by someone she does not know, the majority of these crimes go unreported ...

American Family Physician : Article

https://www.aafp.org/afp/1998/0915/p920.html

Managing Somatic Preoccupation - American Family Physician

Jun 1, 1999 - Somatically preoccupied patients are a heterogeneous group of persons who have no genuine physical disorder but manifest psychologic conflicts in a somatic fashion; who have a notable psychologic overlay that accompanies or complicates a genuine physical disorder; or who have ...

American Family Physician : Article

https://www.aafp.org/afp/1999/0601/p3113.html

Managing the Adverse Effects of Radiation Therapy

...radiation cystitis include anticholinergic agents and phenazopyridine. Sexual dysfunction from radiation therapy includes erectile dysfunction and vaginal stenosis, which are treated with phosphodiesterase type 5 inhibitors and vaginal dilators, respectively. (Am Fam Physician....

American Family Physician

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2010/0815/afp20100815p381.pdf

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

March 1, 2008 - American Family Physician

...Diagnosis and Treatment of Female Sexual Dysfunction Jennifer E. Frank; Patricia Mistretta; Joshua Will Urinary Retention in Adults: Diagnosis and Initial Management Brian A. Selius; Rajesh Subedi Tourette's Syndrome Christopher Kenney; Sheng-Han Kuo; Joohi...

American Family Physician

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2008/0301/

Menstrual Concerns in an Adolescent with Disabilities

...Commentary Clinicians who care for female adolescents with cognitive and physical disabilities are often consulted on the management of men- strual bleeding for purposes of hygiene, dys- menorrhea, and treatment of premenstrual symptoms.1-3 Contraception is also com- monly discussed...

American Family Physician

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2015/1101/afp20151101p823.pdf

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...Failure (HF): Angiotensin-Converting Enzyme (ACE) Inhibitor or Angiotensin Receptor Blocker (ARB) Therapy for Left Ventricular Systolic Dysfunction (LVSD) Description: Percentage of patients aged 18 years and older with a diagnosis of heart failure and LVSD (LVEF < 40%) who were...

Family Practice Management

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2010/0900/fpm20100900p17-rt1.pdf

Minimal Effect of ERT on Sexual Function in Menopausal Women - POEMs - American Family ...

Mar 15, 2018 - Transdermal, but not oral, estrogen produced a small improvement in sexual function scores in menopausal women. The increases were very small and may not be noticeable by most women.

American Family Physician : POEMs

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2018/0315/p408.html

Nausea and Vomiting of Pregnancy - American Family Physician

...Gastrointestinal tract dysfunction also has been suggested as a cause of nausea and vom- iting of pregnancy. In one study6 in which progesterone was prescribed to nonpregnant women, resultant nausea and vomiting sug- gested that delayed gastric motility caused by progesterone may be...

American Family Physician

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2003/0701/afp20030701p121.pdf

November 1, 2005 - American Family Physician

...Low Testosterone Not Linked with Female Sexual Dysfunction Hyaluronic Acid Unproven for Osteoarthritis of the Knee Should Women with Dysuria and Negative Dipstick Test Be Treated? U.S. Preventive Services Task Force Screening for Gonorrhea: Recommendation Statement...

American Family Physician

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2005/1101/

Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder: Diagnosis and Management

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American Family Physician

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2015/1115/afp20151115p896.pdf

Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder: Diagnosis and Management - American Family Physician

Nov 15, 2015 - Obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD) is a chronic illness that can cause marked distress and disability. It is a complex disorder with a variety of manifestations and symptom dimensions, some of which are underrecognized. Early recognition and treatment with OCD-specific therapies may ...

American Family Physician : Article

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2015/1115/p896.html

Obstetric Lacerations: Prevention and Repair - American Family Physician Restricted content. Login required.

Jun 15, 2021 - Obstetric lacerations are a common complication of vaginal delivery. Lacerations can lead to chronic pain and urinary and fecal incontinence. Perineal lacerations are defined by the depth of musculature involved, with fourth-degree lacerations disrupting the anal sphincter and the ...

American Family Physician : Article

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2021/0615/p745.html

Panax ginseng - American Family Physician

...In 45 patients with erectile dysfunction, use of ginseng improved erectile function, sexual desire, and intercourse satisfaction.22 Panax ginseng also appears to have anti- cancer effects. In a prospective cohort study23 of 4,364 persons older than 40 years, the risk of cancer...

American Family Physician

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2003/1015/afp20031015p1539.pdf

Pelvic Organ Prolapse - American Family Physician

Aug 1, 2017 - Pelvic organ prolapse is the descent of one or more of the anterior vaginal wall, posterior vaginal wall, the uterus (cervix), or the apex of the vagina (vaginal vault or cuff scar after hysterectomy). Prevalence increases with age. The cause of prolapse is multifactorial but is ...

American Family Physician : Article

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2017/0801/p179.html

Pharmacologic Management of Adult Depression - American Family Physician

Mar 15, 2008 - Major depression is a common and treatable disease. Many patients benefit from pharmacologic treatment and, because there is little variation in antidepressant effectiveness, medication choices should be made based on patient characteristics, safety, and anticipated side effects. Most ...

American Family Physician : Article

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2008/0315/p785.html

Pituitary Adenomas: An Overview - American Family Physician

Sep 1, 2013 - Prolactinomas and nonfunctioning adenomas are the most common types of pituitary adenomas. Patients with pituitary adenomas may present initially with symptoms of endocrine dysfunction such as infertility, decreased libido, and galactorrhea, or with neurologic symptoms such as headache ...

American Family Physician : Article

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2013/0901/p319.html

Poems & Tips From Other Journals - American Family Physician

Nov 1, 2005 - ...Low Testosterone Not Linked with Female Sexual Dysfunction Am Fam Physician. 2005 Nov 1;72(9):1824-1826. Clinical Question: Is a low level of serum testosterone associated with low sexual desire in women? Setting: Population-based Study Design: Cross-sectional Synopsis: In this...

American Family Physician : Tip

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2005/1101/p1824.html

Post-ICU Care in the Outpatient Setting - American Family Physician Restricted content. Login required.

May 15, 2021 - More than 5 million patients in the United States are admitted to intensive care units (ICUs) annually, and an increasing percentage of patients treated in the ICU survive to hospital discharge. Because these patients require follow-up in the outpatient setting, family physicians should...

American Family Physician : Article

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2021/0515/p590.html

Premenstrual Syndrome - American Family Physician

Apr 15, 2003 - Premenstrual syndrome, a common cyclic disorder of young and middle-aged women, is characterized by emotional and physical symptoms that consistently occur during the luteal phase of the menstrual cycle. Women with more severe affective symptoms are classified as having premenstrual ...

American Family Physician : Article

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2003/0415/p1743.html

Premenstrual Syndrome -- American Family Physician

...Behavioral symptoms: fatigue, insomnia, dizziness, changes in sexual interest, food cravings or overeating Psychologic symptoms: irritability, anger, depressed mood, crying and tearfulness, anxiety, tension, mood swings, lack of concentration, confusion, forgetfulness,...

American Family Physician

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2003/0415/afp20030415p1743.pdf

Primary Care for Persons Who Inject Drugs - American Family Physician

Jan 15, 2019 - More than 750,000 persons in the United States inject opioids, methamphetamine, cocaine, or ketamine, and that number is increasing because of the current opioid epidemic. Persons who inject drugs (PWID) are at higher risk of infectious and noninfectious skin, pulmonary, cardiac, ...

American Family Physician : Article

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2019/0115/p109.html

Primary Care of Adult Survivors of Childhood Cancer - American Family Physician

May 15, 2010 - There are approximately 300,000 survivors of childhood cancer in the United States, and most of them receive their medical care from primary care physicians. Adult survivors of childhood cancer are at considerable risk of long-term morbidity and mortality beyond the recurrence of their ...

American Family Physician : Article

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2010/0515/p1250.html

Primary Care of the Solid Organ Transplant Recipient

...posttransplant, and female transplant recipients should avoid pregnancy for one year after surgery. The best contraceptive choice is usually an intrauterine device. Because of the increased risk of infection, patients should be tested for graft dysfunction or infection if suspicion...

American Family Physician

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2016/0201/afp20160201p203.pdf

Primary Care of the Solid Organ Transplant Recipient - American Family Physician

Feb 1, 2016 - The advancing science of transplantation has led to more transplants and longer survival. As a result, primary care physicians are more involved in the care of transplant recipients. Immunosuppressive therapy has significantly decreased rates of transplant rejection but accounts for ...

American Family Physician : Article

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2016/0201/p203.html

Psychogenic Nonepileptic Seizures - American Family Physician

Sep 1, 2005 - Psychogenic nonepileptic seizures are episodes of movement, sensation, or behaviors that are similar to epileptic seizures but do not have a neurologic origin; rather, they are somatic manifestations of psychologic distress. Patients with psychogenic nonepileptic seizures frequently are...

American Family Physician : Article

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2005/0901/p849.html

Psychogenic Nonepileptic Seizures - American Family Physician

...may be related to syncopal episodes, complicated migraines, panic attacks, or transient ischemic attacks. They may be due to autonomic dysfunction, cardiac arrhythmias, hypoglycemia, drug intoxication or withdrawal, or alcohol intox- ication or withdrawal. Movement disorders, sleep...

American Family Physician

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2005/0901/afp20050901p849.pdf

Quantum Sufficit - Sep 1, 2000 - American Family Physician

Sep 1, 2000 - ...suffer from sexual side-effects of high blood pressure and its treatment. Because many women are reluctant to mention symptoms of sexual dysfunction to their doctors, it is important for physicians to sensitively approach the subject of sexual dysfunction with their female patients....

American Family Physician : Quantum Sufficit

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2000/0901/p941.html

Recognition and Management of Tourette's Syndrome and Tic Disorders - American Family ...

Apr 15, 1999 - Tic disorders and Tourette's syndrome are conditions that primary care physicians are likely to encounter. Up to 20 percent of children have at least a transient tic disorder at some point. Once believed to be rare, Tourette's syndrome is now known to be a more common disorder that ...

American Family Physician : Article

https://www.aafp.org/afp/1999/0415/p2263.html

Recognition and Treatment of Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder - American Family Physician

Apr 1, 1998 - Obsessive-compulsive disorder is relatively common; however, its actual incidence has only recently become clear. The neurotransmitter serotonin appears to have a central role in this disorder. Males and females are affected equally, with onset usually occurring in late adolescence. ...

American Family Physician : Article

https://www.aafp.org/afp/1998/0401/p1623.html

Recommended Curriculum Guidelines for Family Medicine Residents Women’s Health and ...

Women’s Health and Gynecologic Care

Med School and Residency

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/medical_education_residency/program_directors/Reprint282_Women.pdf

Recurrent Urinary Tract Infections in Women: Diagnosis and Management

...original bacterial isolate in young, otherwise healthy women with no anatomic or functional abnormalities of the urinary tract. Frequency of sexual intercourse is the strongest predictor of recurrent urinary tract infections in patients presenting with recurrent dysuria. In those...

American Family Physician

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2010/0915/afp20100915p638.pdf

Screening and Counseling Adolescents and Young Adults: A Framework for Comprehensive ... Restricted content. Login required.

Feb 1, 2020 - Healthy development is likely to occur when an adolescent’s risk factors are limited and when protective factors are fostered. Healthy development is further encouraged when youth feel valued, empowered, and form healthy social connections. Threats to the well-being of adolescents ...

American Family Physician : Article

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2020/0201/p147.html

Screening for Intimate Partner Violence and Abuse of Elderly and Vulnerable Adults: ...

...to the immediate effects of IPV, such as injury and death,4,5 there are other health consequences, many with long-term effects, including sexually transmitted dis- eases,6 pelvic inflammatory disease,7 and unintended pregnancy.8 Rates of chronic pain, neurologic disorders,...

American Family Physician

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2013/0415/afp20130415od3.pdf

September 15, 1998 - American Family Physician

...Management of Female Sexual Assault Linda M. Petter; David L. Whitehill Recognizing Occupational Disease-Taking an Effective Occupational History Michael B. Lax; William D. Grant; Federica A. Manetti; Rosemary Klein Departments AAFP News: AFP Edition Newsletter...

American Family Physician

https://www.aafp.org/afp/1998/0915/

Sex Isn't Working for Me. What Can I Do? - American Family Physician

Jul 1, 2000 - ...See related article on female sexual dysfunction. What is sexual dysfunction? When you have problems with sex, doctors call it sexual dysfunction. Men and women can have it. There are four kinds of sexual problems in women. Desire disorders. If you have a desire disorder you may not...

American Family Physician : Patient Handout

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2000/0701/p141.html

Sexual Assault of Women - American Family Physician Restricted content. Login required.

Feb 1, 2021 - Sexual violence is a major public health and human rights issue affecting more than 40% of women in the United States during their lifetimes. Although men and women experience sexual assault, women are at greatest risk. Populations uniquely impacted by sexual assault include ...

American Family Physician : Article

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2021/0201/p168.html

Sexual Dysfunction in Women: A Practical Approach

...Sexual dysfunction in women is a common and often distressing problem that has a negative impact on quality of life and medication compliance. The problem is often multifactorial, necessitating a multidisciplinary evaluation and treatment approach that addresses biological,...

American Family Physician

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2015/0815/afp20150815p281.pdf

Sexual Dysfunction in Women: A Practical Approach - American Family Physician

Aug 15, 2015 - Sexual dysfunction in women is a common and often distressing problem that has a negative impact on quality of life and medication compliance. The problem is often multifactorial, necessitating a multidisciplinary evaluation and treatment approach that addresses biological, ...

American Family Physician : Article

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2015/0815/p281.html

Sexual Health History: Techniques and Tips - American Family Physician Restricted content. Login required.

Mar 1, 2020 - Family physicians should use a proactive, integrated, patient-centered approach to sexual health that includes, but is not limited to, disease identification and treatment. Successfully delivering positive, affirming, nonjudgmental sexual health care requires intentionally creating safe...

American Family Physician : Article

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2020/0301/p286.html

Social Anxiety Disorder: A Common, Underrecognized Mental Disorder - American Family ...

Nov 15, 1999 - Social phobia is a highly prevalent yet often overlooked psychiatric disorder that can cause severe disability but fortunately has shown responsiveness to specific pharmacotherapy and psychotherapy. Recognition of its essential clinical features and the use of brief, targeted screening ...

American Family Physician : Article

https://www.aafp.org/afp/1999/1115/p2311.html

Somatoform Disorders - American Family Physician

Nov 1, 2007 - The somatoform disorders are a group of psychiatric disorders that cause unexplained physical symptoms. They include somatization disorder (involving multisystem physical symptoms), undifferentiated somatoform disorder (fewer symptoms than somatization disorder), conversion disorder ...

American Family Physician : Article

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2007/1101/p1333.html

Surveillance of the Adult Cancer Survivor

...should be addressed to optimize function and longevity. Common late effects of cancer and its treatment include second primary cancers, sexual dys- function, and psychosocial issues. Cancer recurrence is a significant concern. After treatment for colorectal cancer, intensive...

American Family Physician

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2015/0101/afp20150101p29.pdf

Surveillance of the Adult Cancer Survivor - American Family Physician

Jan 1, 2015 - The term cancer survivor refers to anyone living with a diagnosis of cancer. As the U.S. population ages, cancer screening increases, and cancer treatments improve, millions more Americans will be classified as cancer survivors in the future. Although many survivors wish to continue ...

American Family Physician : Article

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2015/0101/p29.html

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