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...demyelinating polyneuropathy. ❏ C. Melkersson-Rosenthal syndrome. ❏ D. Parotid gland tumor. ❏ E. Transient ischemic attack. See the following page for discussion. The editors of AFP wel- come submissions for Photo Quiz. Guidelines for preparing and submitting a Photo Quiz...

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...Human immunodeficiency virus enceph- alopathy presents with the triad of demen- tia, depression, and movement disorders. The most common finding on magnetic resonance imaging is cerebral atrophy. Mul- tiple hyperintense lesions are nonenhancing, poorly demarcated, and localized...

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...home resident was admitted to the hospital with nausea, vomit- ing, diarrhea, and fever. At presentation she had type 2 diabetes mellitus, stroke, colovesi- cal fistula, atrial fibrillation, and Alzheimer’s dementia. Four days after she was admitted, she developed shortness of...

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'I Am Convinced Family Medicine Is the Solution'

Watching a family member struggle with illness and access to care inspired third-year family medicine resident Kristina Dakis, M.D., to pursue a career in medicine.

'Think Big' to Reimagine Family Medicine, Speakers Advise

For their virtual mainstage event at the 2020 National Conference, AAFP CEO/EVP Shawn Martin and Farzad Mostashari, M.D., M.P.H., talked about the future of family medicine.

"Alirocumab (Praluent) for the Treatment of Hyperlipidemia

August 15, 2016: STEPS

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"Conjugated Estrogens/Bazedoxifene (Duavee) for Menopausal Symptoms

February 15, 2016 STEPS

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"Vorapaxar (Zontivity) for the Prevention of Thrombotic Cardiovascular Events


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<27A4> Prolonged Dual Antiplatelet Therapy After MI Reduces Major Adverse Cardiac Events

...Efficacy End Points: Death, heart attack (myocardial infarction), stroke Harm End Points: New-onset diabetes mel- litus, muscle symptoms Narrative: Statins may prevent clotting events by reducing cholesterol and arterial plaque in blood vessels. Vascular diseases are important...

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<FEFF><FEFF>Aspirin for the Prevention of Cardiovascular Disease: Recommendation ...

...The USPSTF recommends the use of aspirin in women 55 to 79 years of age when the potential benefit of a reduction in ischemic strokes outweighs the poten- tial harm of an increase in GI hemorrhage. A recommendation. The USPSTF concludes that the current evidence is insufficient...

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<FEFF>Dementia Care: More Than Just Prescription Drugs

June 1, 2017: Editorials

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<FEFF>Myocardial Infarction: Management of the Subacute Period

...all patients with suspected ACS. A systematic review of 15 trials showed that aspirin therapy in patients who had experienced an MI reduced stroke, repeat MI, and death (abso- lute risk reduction [ARR] = 3.8%; number needed to treat [NNT] = 26).11 An adequate dosage in the acute...

American Family Physician

<FEFF>The AAFP Cognitive Care Kit-A Resource for Family Physicians

November 15, 2017: Editorials

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<FEFF>Top 20 Research Studies of 2016 for Primary Care Physicians

April 15, 2017

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...Lack of insight is one of the principal areas of concern for families of drivers with demen- tia. Some patients with dementia do not rec- ognize the impairment in their driving ability and resist efforts to prevent them from driv- ing. The patient’s spouse, family members,...

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...nal rhizotomy and microvascular decom- pression. These procedures involve posterior fossa exploration with its attendant risks, including stroke, meningitis, and death, although the reported incidence of these complications with microvascular decom- pression is less than 2 percent....

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14 Alternative Practice Styles -- Family Practice Management

...but don’t be ashamed about this. When was the last time an intensivist helped a new mom with cracked nipples, or a surgeon managed a stroke? The rotating variety of hospitalist is more common for family physicians. For example, if there are five physicians in your practice, you...

Family Practice Management

14 Alternative Practice Styles -- FPM

Feb 1, 2001 - Perhaps the road less traveled is the right career path for you. Here are more than a dozen ideas to get you started.

Family Practice Management : Articles


...Neurologic Ischemic stroke, meralgia paresthetica Downloaded from the American Family Physician Web site at Copyright© 2006 American Academy of Family Physicians. For the private, noncommercial use of one individual user of the Web site. All other rights...

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1953.pdf systolic blood pressure of 5 mm Hg has been associated in observational studies with reductions of 14 percent in mortality caused by stroke, 9 percent in mortality caused by heart disease, and 7 percent in all-cause mortality.6 In addi- tion, a weight loss of 10 lb (4.5 kg), a...

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...RC, Smith SC Jr, Bairey-Merz CN, Grundy SM, Cleeman JI, Lenfant C, et al. ACC/AHA/NHLBI Clinical Advisory on the use and safety of statins. Stroke 2002;33:2337-41. 31. National Cholesterol Education Program. Third report of the expert panel on detection, evaluation and treatment...

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...Familial myocardial infarct/stroke 5,10-methylenetetrahydrofolate reductase deficiency (common) Familial hypercholesterolemia (1:500) Fabry’s disease (1:80,000 to 1:117,000) Homocystinuria (1:200,000) Muscle cramps/spasticity Multiple carboxylase deficiency (e.g.,...

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2005 AHA Guidelines for CPR and Emergency Cardiac Care - Practice Guidelines - American...

May 1, 2006 - The American Heart Association (AHA) recently released new guidelines for cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) and emergency cardiac care.

American Family Physician : Practice Guidelines


AFP issues for the year of 2007.

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2012 Agenda for the Reference Committee on Health of the Public and Science

...billion in medical costs and avert almost one million 21 myocardial infarctions and strokes over the lifetime of adults aged 45-85, and reducing sodium 22 intake to 1200 mg daily would reduce annual stroke episodes by 32,000-66,000 and myocardial 23 infarction episodes by...

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2013 ACC/AHA Cholesterol Guideline Greatly Increases Number Eligible for Statin ...

Aug 15, 2014 - The new guideline from the ACC/AHA increases the number of adults between 40 and 75 years of age who are eligible to take statins by 12.8 million. The largest increases were among adults who would take statins for primary prevention and for adults between 60 and 75 years of age. The ...

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AFP issues for the year 2015.

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AFP issues for the year 2017.

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2017 Agenda for the Reference Committee on Health of the Public and Science

...MD, New Physician 3 John Nguyen, MD, Minority 4 5 WHEREAS, Physical inactivity increases the relative risk of coronary artery disease, stroke, 6 hypertension, and osteoporosis by 45 percent, 60 percent, 30 percent and 59 percent, 7 respectively, and 8 9 WHEREAS, physical inactivity...


2021 HOPS Agenda w/ Resolutions

...research, both women and men 30 experience delay in diagnosis and suboptimal treatment for certain diseases including but not 31 limited to stroke, type II diabetes, chronic liver disease, and chronic kidney disease, and thereby 32 experience poorer health outcomes, and 33 34...



...Stroke +10 Renal failure +10 Physical examination findings Altered mental status +20 Respiratory rate ≥ 30 breaths per minute +20 Systolic blood pressure < 90 mm Hg +20 Temperature < 95˚F (35˚C) or ≥ 104˚F (40˚C) +15 Pulse rate ≥ 125 beats per minute +10...

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5% Fluorouracil Is the Preferred Treatment for Actinic Keratoses - POEMs - American ...

Aug 15, 2019 - The use of topical 5% fluorouracil is most likely to result in successful elimination of actinic keratoses in a field on the head or face.

American Family Physician : POEMs


...Several classes of drugs may be beneficial in the man- agement of psychotic symptoms in patients with demen- tia (Table 110-29). Atypical antipsychotics are the first-line agents for pharmacotherapy of psychotic symptoms.30 Anticonvulsants and acetylcholinesterase inhibitors may...

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...45. Martin JN Jr, Thigpen BD, Moore RC, Rose CH, Cushman J, May W. Stroke and severe preeclampsia and eclampsia: a paradigm shift focusing on systolic blood pressure. Obstet Gynecol. 2005;105(2): 246-254. 46. Duley L, Henderson-Smart DJ, Meher S. Drugs for treatment of very high...

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A 40-Year-Old Man with Chronic Generalized Rash - Photo Quiz - American Family Physician

Aug 1, 2005 - Photo Quiz presents readers with a clinical challenge based on a photograph or other image.

American Family Physician : Photo Quiz

A Changing Climate Threatens Our Health

The health threats posed by climate change are alarming. Given the scope of the problem, everyone could potentially be affected -- and likely, many of us will be.

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A Devoted Couple - Close-ups - American Family Physician

Dec 1, 2019 - Life-long devotion and a mind-body mortality link between spouses.

American Family Physician : Close-ups

A Diagnostic Approach to Pruritus

...Stroke Other Drug ingestion Eating disorders with rapid weight loss Neuropsychiatric disorders Pregnancy Information from references 2, 3, 5, 7, 9, and 10. Pruritus 200 American Family Physician Volume 84, Number 2 ◆ July 15, 2011 Early...

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A Diagnostic Approach to Pruritus - American Family Physician

Jul 15, 2011 - Pruritus can be a symptom of a distinct dermatologic condition or of an occult underlying systemic disease. Of the patients referred to a dermatologist for generalized pruritus with no apparent primary cutaneous cause, 14 to 24 percent have a systemic etiology. In the absence of a ...

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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

A Family Physician Confronts Parkinson Disease

October 1, 2015 Close-ups

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A Family Physician Confronts Parkinson Disease - Close-ups - American Family Physician

Oct 1, 2015 - Education about promising physical therapies and treatments that may be on the horizon can be a source of encouragement for physicians and patients alike when facing a diagnosis of Parkinson disease.

American Family Physician : Close-ups

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