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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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AFP Documents with Keyword: Prenatal Care - American Family Physician

...Issue Preeclampsia, Eclampsia, and Hypertension [Clinical Evidence Handbook] What are the effects of preventive interventions in women at risk of preeclampsia? What are the effects of interventions in women who develop mild to moderate hypertension during pregnancy? What are the...

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AFP Documents with Keyword: Prenatal Care - 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... Dec 1, 2005 Issue Nonmedical Ultrasonography During Pregnancy [Curbside...

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AFP Documents with Keyword: Procedures, Hospital - American Family Physician

...system infections in immunocompromised patients, subarachnoid hemorrhage, spontaneous intracranial hypotension, idiopathic intracranial hypertension, multiple sclerosis, Guillain-Barré syndrome, and malignancy. May 1, 2019 Issue Interventional Radiology: Indications and Best...

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AFP Documents with Keyword: Procedures, Hospital - American Family Physician

...system infections in immunocompromised patients, subarachnoid hemorrhage, spontaneous intracranial hypotension, idiopathic intracranial hypertension, multiple sclerosis, Guillain-Barré syndrome, and malignancy. May 1, 2019 Issue Interventional Radiology: Indications and Best...

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AFP Documents with Keyword: Prostate Cancer - American Family Physician

...Case Study: A 61-year-old black man presents for a routine checkup. He has hypertension and diabetes mellitus that are well controlled with medication. During the visit, he tells you that a friend advised him to get a prostate-specific antigen (PSA) test to screen for prostate...

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AFP Documents with Keyword: Pulmonary Embolism - American Family Physician

...clot propagation and preventing the recurrence of thrombus, the occurrence of pulmonary embolism, and the development of pulmonary hypertension, which can be a complication of multiple recurrent pulmonary emboli. About 30 percent of patient... Pages: Previous 1 2 3 4 Next...

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AFP Documents with Keyword: Pulmonary Medicine - American Family Physician

...hypoxemia. Diagnostic criteria include acute onset, profound hypoxemia, bilateral pulmonary infiltrates, and the absence of left atrial hypertension. Acute respiratory distress syndrome is believed to occur ... Jun 15, 2011 Issue AAP Revises Policy Statement on the Use of...

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AFP Documents with Keyword: Pulmonary Medicine - American Family Physician

...ACCP Guidelines for Pulmonary Arterial Hypertension [Practice Guidelines] The American College of Chest Physicians (ACCP) has released evidence-based practice guidelines for the early detection and diagnosis of pulmonary arterial hypertension (PAH). Jan 1, 2005 Issue...

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AFP Documents with Keyword: Pulmonary Medicine - American Family Physician

...Sep 15, 2016 Issue Pulmonary Hypertension: Diagnosis and Treatment [Article] Diagnosing pulmonary hypertension can be challenging because of nonspecific symptoms that may be attributed to comorbidities. Using a stepwise approach, physicians can minimize risks and avoid...

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AFP Documents with Keyword: Pulmonary Medicine - American Family Physician

...Sep 15, 2016 Issue Pulmonary Hypertension: Diagnosis and Treatment [Article] Diagnosing pulmonary hypertension can be challenging because of nonspecific symptoms that may be attributed to comorbidities. Using a stepwise approach, physicians can minimize risks and avoid...

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AFP Documents with Keyword: Sleep Disorders - American Family Physician

...Sleep Apnea Improves Essential Hypertension and Quality of Life [Article] About one half of patients who have essential hypertension have obstructive sleep apnea, and about one half of patients who have obstructive sleep apnea have essential hypertension. A growing body of...

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AFP Documents with Keyword: Sleep Disorders - American Family Physician

...R.K. is a 52-year-old white man who presents to your office for a preventive health visit. He is overweight and has a history of hypertension and hyperlipidemia, which are stable and well controlled with medication. One of his coworkers was recently diagnosed with obstructive sleep...

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AFP Documents with Keyword: Sports Medicine - American Family Physician

...Aug 1, 2002 Issue Managing Hypertension in Athletes and Physically Active Patients [Article] Athletes and other physically active patients should be screened for hypertension and given appropriate therapy if needed. Mild hypertension should be treated with non-pharmacologic...

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AFP Documents with Keyword: Sports Medicine - American Family Physician

...Policy Statement on Athletic Participation by Children and Adolescents with Systemic Hypertension [Practice Guidelines] The most common cardiovascular condition in competitive athletes is hypertension. The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) updated its policy statement using...

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AFP Documents with Keyword: Stroke and TIA - American Family Physician

...Interventions following a transient ischemic attack are aimed at preventing a future episode or stroke. Hypertension, current smoking, obesity, physical inactivity, diabetes mellitus, and dyslipidemia are all well-known risk factors, and controlling these factors can have dramatic...

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AFP Documents with Keyword: Stroke and TIA - American Family Physician

...ischemic attack are common problems in primary care, with stroke survivors averaging 10 outpatient visits per year. Risk factors such as hypertension, diabetes, and hypercholesterolemia should be evaluated during each office visit. Attention should be given to... Jun 1, 2007...

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AFP Documents with Keyword: Stroke and TIA - American Family Physician

...to control blood pressure, cholesterol levels, diabetes mellitus, and atrial fibrillation. Lowering blood pressure in patients with hypertension prevents ... Oct 1, 2003 Issue Are Anticoagulants Better than Antiplatelet Agents for Treatment of Acute Ischemic Stroke? [Cochrane...

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AFP Documents with Keyword: Stroke and TIA - American Family Physician

...years have yielded important results that have allowed us to refine our approach to stroke prevention. Treatment of isolated systolic hypertension prevents stroke and is generally well tolerated. New antiplatelet agents (clopidogrel and the combination ... Jan 1, 1998 Issue...

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AFP Documents with Keyword: Thyroid and Parathyroid Disorders - American Family Physician

...Hypothyroidism is a clinical disorder commonly encountered by the primary care physician. Untreated hypothyroidism can contribute to hypertension, dyslipidemia, infertility, cognitive impairment, and neuromuscular dysfunction. Data derived from the National Health and Nutrition...

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AFP Documents with Keyword: Vaginitis - American Family Physician

...May 1, 2019 Issue Vaginitis, Coronary Artery Disease, Hypertension in Children, COPD, Alzheimer Disease [AFP Clinical Answers] Key clinical questions and their evidence-based answers directly from the journal’s content, written by and for family physicians. Mar 1, 2018 Issue...

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AFP Documents with Keyword: Vaginitis - American Family Physician

...May 1, 2019 Issue Vaginitis, Coronary Artery Disease, Hypertension in Children, COPD, Alzheimer Disease [AFP Clinical Answers] Key clinical questions and their evidence-based answers directly from the journal’s content, written by and for family physicians. Mar 1, 2018 Issue...

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AFP Documents with Keyword: Vision Loss - American Family Physician

...A 55-year-old black woman presents to your office for a routine well-woman examination. Her medical history is significant for hypertension, which is well controlled with medication. She mentions that her mother was diagnosed with glaucoma a few years ago and is currently undergoing...

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AFP Fellowship

American Family Physician is announcing a call for applications for the next Jay Siwek* Medical Editing Fellowship.

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AFP Issue Frequency Change

Beginning with the July 2021 issue, American Family Physician will change its publishing schedule. Here’s what you can expect.

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AFP Journal Club Department Collection - American Family Physician

Three presenters review an interesting journal article on topics that affect family physicians and give their opinions about the clinical value of the studies.

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AFP Journal Club Department Collection - American Family Physician

Three presenters review an interesting journal article on topics that affect family physicians and give their opinions about the clinical value of the studies.

For key concepts in evidence-based medicine, tips on assessing the quality of research studies, and teaching ...

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AFP Peer Reviewers

View lists of past reviewers for American Family Physician.

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AFP Podcast

The AFP Podcast is a discussion of the key evidence-based learning points from each issue of American Family Physician (AFP). Each episode includes brief summaries of articles and other features.

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AFP Podcast Interviews and Videos

Collection of the interviews and videos from the AFP Podcast. The AFP Podcast is a discussion of the key evidence-based learning points from each issue of American Family Physician (AFP). Each episode includes brief summaries of articles and other features.

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AFP Staff

Listing of AFP Staff Members

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AFP's Acceptance Rates and Timelines to Publication

AFP's acceptance rates and timelines to publication

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AFP's Top Articles

View the top 20 articles published in American Family Physician each year based on web views.

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AFP’s Conflict of Interest Policy: Disclosure Is Not Enough

...Beach, SC Sept. 20 / Coronary Artery Disease / Chicago, IL (Rosemont) Sept. 21 / Childhood Illness / Chicago, IL (Rosemont) Sept. 20 / Hypertension /Albuquerque, NM (Santa Ana Pueblo) Sept. 21 / Health Behavior / Albuquerque, NM (Santa Ana Pueblo) Oct. 11 / Hospital Medicine /...

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afp20041101p1697.pdf

...have been shown to affect the duration of ill- ness.26-28 Oral decongestants can be used until symptoms resolve. In patients with stable hypertension, decongestants have not been shown to seriously increase blood pressure.29 Decongestants should be used with caution in patients with...

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afp20050301p933.pdf

...tract anatomy and renal function. Misdiagnosis can lead to sepsis, renal abscesses, and chronic pyelonephritis that may cause secondary hypertension and renal failure. Risk factors for complicated acute pyelonephritis are those that increase susceptibility or reduce host response to...

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afp20050615p2313.pdf

...Hypertension Tachycardia Gastrointestinal symptoms Abdominal pain Nausea Vomiting Immune symptoms Anaphylaxis Musculoskeletal symptoms Arthralgias Myalgias Spasm Information from reference 14. Neurologic symptoms Ataxia Coma Headache...

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afp20050615p2348-f1.pdf

...History of stroke or TIA; hypertension; heart failure; age older than 75 years; or more than one moderate risk factor High 3.0 (2.5 to 3.8) Age 65 to 75 years, diabetes mellitus or coronary artery disease; not high risk Moderate 1.0 (0.4 to 2.2) Not moderate or high risk...

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afp20051015p1492.pdf

...Healthy adults tolerate a drop in systolic blood pressure to 70 mm Hg without incident; however, older patients and those with chronic hypertension are susceptible to syncope when a relatively small decrease in systemic blood pressure occurs. Differential Diagnosis The underlying...

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afp20060115p244.pdf

...is associated with some underlying conditions that can cause vertigo. For example, older patients, espe- cially those with diabetes or hypertension, are at higher risk of cerebrovascular causes of vertigo.12 Patients should be asked about family history including hereditary condi-...

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afp20060501p1558.pdf

...Hypertension in Children and Adolescents GREGORY B. LUMA, M.D., and ROSEANN T. SPIOTTA, M.D., Jamaica Hospital Medical Center Family Medicine Residency Program, New York, New York T he prevalence and rate of diagnosis of hypertension in children and adolescents appear to be increas-...

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afp20060515p1748.pdf

...Malignant hypertension Renal artery embolism/thrombosis Renal venous thrombosis Sickle cell disease extrarenal Benign prostatic hypertrophy Calculi Coagulopathy related Drug induced (warfarin [Coumadin], heparin) Secondary to systemic disease Congenital...

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afp20060601p1971.pdf

...modification. Medical therapy is directed at reduc- ing platelet aggregation. In addition, patients with contributing disorders such as hypertension, diabetes, and hyperlipidemia need to have these conditions managed as aggressively as possible. Surgical therapies include stents,...

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afp20060701p105.pdf

...Hypertension During prior pregnancy, now resolved 2 1 1 1 1 1 Well controlled 3 1 2 1 1 1 Systolic BP 140-159 mm Hg or diastolic BP 90-99 mm Hg 3 1 2 1 1 1 Systolic BP ≥ 160 mm Hg or diastolic BP ≥ 100 mm Hg 4 2 3 2 2 1 With vascular disease 4 2 3 2 2 1 Table 1...

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afp20060801p420.pdf

...that limits food and fluid intake. Cerebral hypoxia from severe paroxysms1 can cause sei- zures and encephalopathy. Refractory pulmonary hypertension can be a late sequela in infants with pertussis.1,7 Clinical Presentation Pertussis symptoms are described in three stages:...

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afp20060801p437.pdf

...hypertension Special considerations Focus on aerobic activities that use large muscle groups. Patients should exercise 30 to 60 minutes, three to seven days per week to effectively lower blood pressure; daily exercise may be most effective. Intensities of 40 to 70...

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afp20060815p613.pdf

...A: high risk of heart failure; no underlying structural cardiac disease (e.g., hypertension, diabetes, hyperlipidemia) No correlation B: asymptomatic structural heart disease (e.g., left ventricular hypertrophy) I: no limitation of patient activities; ordinary physical...

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