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AFP Documents with Keyword: Genetics - American Family Physician

...at increased risk of disease did not subsequently alter their behaviors. For example, persons at increased risk of diabetes mellitus or hypertension were no more likely to change their diet or increase their physical activity. Fancy tests do not appear to be motivators for behavior...

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AFP Documents with Keyword: Geriatric Care - American Family Physician

...lives independently and has a daughter and grandchildren who live within 30 miles of her. She presents for a follow-up visit to renew her hypertension medications. Her blood pressure is well contro... Jun 15, 2020 Issue Screening for Cognitive Impairment in Older Adults:...

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AFP Documents with Keyword: Geriatric Care - American Family Physician

...N.D. is a 72-year-old white man who presents for a preventive visit. He smokes, and his medical history is significant for essential hypertension, which is stable and well controlled with medication. N.D.'s close friend was recently diagnosed with dementia, and N.D. is concerned...

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AFP Documents with Keyword: Geriatric Care - American Family Physician

...to many chronic diseases that occur in older adults, including heart disease, stroke, diabetes mellitus, lung disease, Alzheimer disease, hypertension, and cancer.... Jan 1, 2010 Issue Promoting Physical Activity in Older Adults [Editorials] Nov 1, 2009 Issue Therapeutic...

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AFP Documents with Keyword: Geriatric Care - American Family Physician

...lives independently and has a daughter and grandchildren who live within 30 miles of her. She presents for a follow-up visit to renew her hypertension medications. Her blood pressure is well contro... Jun 15, 2020 Issue Screening for Cognitive Impairment in Older Adults:...

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AFP Documents with Keyword: Gout - American Family Physician

...Risk factors of gout include male sex; obesity; hypertension; alcohol intake; and a diet rich in meat, seafood, and fructose-rich food and beverages. Gout is characterized by swelling, pain, or tenderness in a peripheral joint or bursa. Diagnosis is made using several validated...

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AFP Documents with Keyword: Gout - American Family Physician

...Risk factors of gout include male sex; obesity; hypertension; alcohol intake; and a diet rich in meat, seafood, and fructose-rich food and beverages. Gout is characterized by swelling, pain, or tenderness in a peripheral joint or bursa. Diagnosis is made using several validated...

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AFP Documents with Keyword: Gynecologic - American Family Physician

...occur in more than 30 percent of women 40 to 60 years of age. Risk factors include nulliparity, obesity, family history, black race, and hypertension. Many tumors are asymptomatic and may be diagnosed incidentally. A... Pages: Previous 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 Next Advertisement...

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AFP Documents with Keyword: Health Maintenance and Counseling - American Family Physician

...Certain modifiable risk factors for cardiovascular disease have their beginnings in childhood. Cigarette smoking, hypertension, physical inactivity, obesity, hypercholesterolemia, hyperinsulinemia, homocysteinemia and poor nutrition in childhood and adolescence may all contribute to...

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AFP Documents with Keyword: Heart Disease - American Family Physician

...A 55-year-old man presents for an annual visit. He has no history of hypertension, cardiovascular disease (CVD), or diabetes mellitus; has never smoked; and has no family history of CVD. His lipid panel results from one year ago were normal, and he has no current symptoms of CVD....

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AFP Documents with Keyword: Heart Disease - American Family Physician

...cardiovascular disease, the use of combined oral contraceptives (OCs) should be considered carefully in women who smoke and in those with hypertension or hyperlipidemia. Dec 1, 2012 Issue AHA Releases Statement on Sexual Activity and Cardiovascular Disease [Practice...

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AFP Documents with Keyword: Heart Disease - American Family Physician

...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...

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AFP Documents with Keyword: Heart Disease - American Family Physician

...A 60-year-old man presents to your office for routine follow-up and medication refills for hyperlipidemia and hypertension. His blood pressure is 130/80 mm Hg, and his fasting lipid panel reveals a total cholesterol level of 220 mg per dL and a high-density lipoprotein cholesterol...

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AFP Documents with Keyword: Heart Disease - American Family Physician

...over amlodipine and atorvastatin taken separately. It has not been shown to improve mortality or morbidity in patients who have hypertension with or without dyslipidemia. The only potential advantages to amlodi... Oct 1, 2005 Issue Does a Low Glycemix Index Diet Reduce CHD?...

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AFP Documents with Keyword: Heart Failure - American Family Physician

...failure make prevention a more attractive public health strategy than treatment. Aggressive management of etiologic factors, including hypertension, coronary artery disease, valvular disease and excessive alcohol intake,... Pages: Previous 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 Advertisement...

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AFP Documents with Keyword: Hypertension - American Family Physician

...Hypertension Aug 1, 2009 Issue Radiologic Evaluation of Suspected Renovascular Hypertension [Article] More than 72 million Americans have hypertension, and the majority of these persons have essential hypertension. However, a significant subset has a secondary cause. The most...

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AFP Documents with Keyword: Hypertension - American Family Physician

...Hypertension Jan 1, 2003 Issue Diagnosing Secondary Hypertension [Article] Secondary hypertension is elevated blood pressure that results from an underlying, identifiable, often correctable cause. Only about 5 to 10 percent of hypertension cases are thought to result from...

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AFP Documents with Keyword: Hypertension - American Family Physician

...Hypertension Feb 15, 2015 Issue Screening for Primary Hypertension in Children and Adolescents: Recommendation Statement [U.S. Preventive Services Task Force] The U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) concludes that the current evidence is insufficient to assess the balance...

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AFP Documents with Keyword: Hypertension - American Family Physician

...Hypertension Mar 1, 2005 Issue Report on the Diagnosis, Evaluation, and Treatment of High Blood Pressure in Children and Adolescents [Practice Guidelines] The National High Blood Pressure Education Program Working Group on High Blood Pressure in Children and Adolescents has issued...

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AFP Documents with Keyword: Hypertension - American Family Physician

...Hypertension Oct 15, 2013 Issue Same Benefit with Equivalent Doses of Chlorthalidone and HCTZ [POEMs] In this retrospective analysis, chlorthalidone and HCTZ produced the same clinical outcomes in older adults. In general, chlorthalidone was more likely to be associated with...

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AFP Documents with Keyword: Hypertension - American Family Physician

...Hypertension Mar 15, 2021 Issue Screening for High Blood Pressure in Children and Adolescents [Putting Prevention into Practice] A 10-year-old boy with obesity and a family history significant for hypertension and hyperlipidemia presents to your clinic for a well-child...

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AFP Documents with Keyword: Hypertension - American Family Physician

...Hypertension Oct 15, 2018 Issue High Blood Pressure in Children and Adolescents [Article] Despite the increasing prevalence and potential risks of hypertension in children, the diagnosis is often overlooked. Blood pressure should be measured annually beginning at three years of...

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AFP Documents with Keyword: Hypertension - American Family Physician

...Hypertension Mar 15, 2021 Issue Screening for High Blood Pressure in Children and Adolescents [Putting Prevention into Practice] A 10-year-old boy with obesity and a family history significant for hypertension and hyperlipidemia presents to your clinic for a well-child...

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AFP Documents with Keyword: Hypertension - American Family Physician

...Hypertension Oct 1, 2017 Issue Secondary Hypertension: Discovering the Underlying Cause [Article] Review common causes of secondary hypertension, including renovascular hypertension, renal disease, primary hyperaldosteronism, and obstructive sleep apnea. May 1, 2017 Issue...

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AFP Documents with Keyword: Hypertension - American Family Physician

...Hypertension Mar 15, 2016 Issue Systolic BP of 120 Instead of 140 in High-Risk Older Patients Without Diabetes Leads to Significant Benefits and Some Harms [POEMs] In this group of older patients (mean age = 68 years) who do not have diabetes but are at high risk of cardiovascular...

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AFP Documents with Keyword: Hypertension - American Family Physician

...Hypertension Oct 15, 2007 Issue Aliskiren (Tekturna) for the Treatment of Hypertension [STEPS] Aliskiren provides a new pharmacologic approach to treating hypertension; however, short-term studies have not identified a unique role. It is more expensive than commonly used...

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AFP Documents with Keyword: Hypertension - American Family Physician

...Hypertension Oct 15, 1998 Issue Treatment of Hypertension: Insights from the JNC-VI Report [Article] The sixth report of the Joint National Committee on Prevention, Detection, Evaluation, and Treatment of High Blood Pressure (JNC-VI) provides updated guidelines for the treatment...

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AFP Documents with Keyword: Kidney Disorders - American Family Physician

...A 55-year-old woman with no history of diabetes mellitus or hypertension asks to be screened for chronic kidney disease (CKD). Her 88-year-old mother has end-stage renal disease and is currently undergoing renal dialysis. The patient says she wants to take all necessary precautions...

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AFP Documents with Keyword: Kidney Disorders - American Family Physician

...Chronic kidney disease affects approximately 19 million adult Americans, and its incidence is increasing rapidly. Diabetes and hypertension are the underlying causes in most cases of chronic kidney disease. Evidence suggests that progression to kidney failure can be delayed or...

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AFP Documents with Keyword: Kidney Disorders - American Family Physician

...A 55-year-old woman with no history of diabetes mellitus or hypertension asks to be screened for chronic kidney disease (CKD). Her 88-year-old mother has end-stage renal disease and is currently undergoing renal dialysis. The patient says she wants to take all necessary precautions...

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AFP Documents with Keyword: Kidney Disorders, Chronic - American Family Physician

...Screening is best done with annual spot urine albumin/creatinine ratio testing. Treatment includes management of hyperglycemia, hypertension, hyperlipidemia, and cessation of tobacco use. Blood pressure should be monitored. Several medications may help prevent or slow progression of...

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AFP Documents with Keyword: Kidney Disorders, Chronic - American Family Physician

...A 55-year-old woman with no history of diabetes mellitus or hypertension asks to be screened for chronic kidney disease (CKD). Her 88-year-old mother has end-stage renal disease and is currently undergoing renal dialysis. The patient says she wants to take all necessary precautions...

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AFP Documents with Keyword: Kidney Disorders, Chronic - American Family Physician

...Screening is best done with annual spot urine albumin/creatinine ratio testing. Treatment includes management of hyperglycemia, hypertension, hyperlipidemia, and cessation of tobacco use. Blood pressure should be monitored. Several medications may help prevent or slow progression of...

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AFP Documents with Keyword: Laboratory Evaluation - American Family Physician

...system infections in immunocompromised patients, subarachnoid hemorrhage, spontaneous intracranial hypotension, idiopathic intracranial hypertension, multiple sclerosis, Guillain-Barré syndrome, and malignancy. Jul 1, 2019 Issue Evaluating Diagnostic Tests: Introducing a New...

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AFP Documents with Keyword: Liver Disorders - American Family Physician

...Major complications of cirrhosis include ascites, spontaneous bacterial peritonitis, hepatic encephalopathy, portal hypertension, variceal bleeding, and hepatorenal syndrome. Diagnostic studies on ascitic fluid should include a differential leukocyte count, total protein level, a...

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AFP Documents with Keyword: Musculoskeletal Care - American Family Physician

...The latest installment of the top 20 research studies for primary care physicians includes studies on cardiovascular disease and hypertension, infections, diabetes mellitus, musculoskeletal problems, and cancer screening, among other topics. The five highest-rated practice...

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AFP Documents with Keyword: Nutrition - American Family Physician

...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...

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AFP Documents with Keyword: Obesity - American Family Physician

...Obesity is one of the most common medical problems in the United States and a risk factor for illnesses such as hypertension, diabetes, degenerative arthritis and myocardial infarction. It is a cause of significant morbidity and mortality and generates great social and financial...

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AFP Documents with Keyword: Obesity - American Family Physician

...are classified as obese by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, and obesity is associated with many comorbidities (e.g., hypertension, type 2 diabetes, asthma, depression, orthopedic problems, sleep apnea).2 Physicians are not immune to obesity. Sep 1, 2006 Issue...

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AFP Documents with Keyword: Obesity - American Family Physician

...Roughly two thirds of U.S. adults are overweight or obese. Obesity increases the risk of hypertension, type 2 diabetes mellitus, hyperlipidemia, heart disease, pulmonary disease, hepatobiliary disease, cancer, and a number of psychosocial complications. Physicians often feel...

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AFP Documents with Keyword: Obesity - American Family Physician

...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...

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AFP Documents with Keyword: Obesity - American Family Physician

...issues specific to pregnancy in obese women. Women who are obese are at increased risk of complications of pregnancy such as gestational hypertension and diabetes, preeclampsia, fetal macrosomia, spon... Jan 1, 2006 Issue Controlling Obesity: School, Work, and Leisure [Practice...

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AFP Documents with Keyword: Office Procedures - American Family Physician

...manual readings are an average 13.4 to 14.5 mm Hg (systolic) higher than daytime ambulatory or automated readings in patients with hypertension. Jul 1, 2018 Issue Staples vs. Sutures After Cesarean Delivery [FPIN's Help Desk Answers] Patients believe that staples and...

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AFP Documents with Keyword: Office Procedures - American Family Physician

...manual readings are an average 13.4 to 14.5 mm Hg (systolic) higher than daytime ambulatory or automated readings in patients with hypertension. Jul 1, 2018 Issue Staples vs. Sutures After Cesarean Delivery [FPIN's Help Desk Answers] Patients believe that staples and...

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AFP Documents with Keyword: Peripheral Vascular Disease - American Family Physician

...Peripheral artery disease (PAD) affects 12% to 60% of Americans 60 years and older, with significant risk factors being hypertension, diabetes mellitus, chronic kidney disease, and smoking. Intermittent claudication is the classic symptom of PAD. Resting ankle-brachial index testing...

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AFP Documents with Keyword: Peripheral Vascular Disease - American Family Physician

...Peripheral artery disease (PAD) affects 12% to 60% of Americans 60 years and older, with significant risk factors being hypertension, diabetes mellitus, chronic kidney disease, and smoking. Intermittent claudication is the classic symptom of PAD. Resting ankle-brachial index testing...

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AFP Documents with Keyword: Prenatal Care - American Family Physician

...Dec 15, 2019 Issue Managing Chronic Hypertension in Pregnant Women: ACOG Releases Updated Practice Bulletin [Practice Guidelines] The American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG) has released an updated practice bulletin to outline diagnosis, effects on pregnancy...

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AFP Documents with Keyword: Prenatal Care - American Family Physician

...Dec 15, 2019 Issue Managing Chronic Hypertension in Pregnant Women: ACOG Releases Updated Practice Bulletin [Practice Guidelines] The American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG) has released an updated practice bulletin to outline diagnosis, effects on pregnancy...

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AFP Documents with Keyword: Prenatal Care - American Family Physician

...Group on High Blood Pressure in Pregnancy has defined four categories of hypertension in pregnancy: chronic hypertension, gestational hypertension, preeclampsia, and preeclampsia superimposed on chronic hypertension. A maternal blood pressur... Apr 15, 2008 Issue Oral Health...

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AFP Documents with Keyword: Prenatal Care - American Family Physician

...Learn how to tell if elevated blood pressure during pregnancy is chronic hypertension, gestational hypertension, or preeclampsia; how to manage each of these conditions; and when labor should be induced. Jan 1, 2016 Issue Home Visits for Pregnant Adolescents [FPIN's Help Desk...

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