Dec 15, 2018 - In patients with NVAF, anticoagulants decrease the risk of stroke by approximately 60%. However, they also significantly increase the risk of a major bleeding event or intracranial hemorrhage.
American Family Physician : Point-of-Care Guides
Mar 15, 2019 - The USPSTF concludes that the current evidence is insufficient to assess the balance of benefits and harms of screening for atrial fibrillation with electrocardiography.
American Family Physician : U.S. Preventive Services Task Force
Mar 1, 2019 - This meta-analysis showed no clear benefit for metformin in reducing the risk of large for gestational age infants. Additionally, there was no difference in important secondary outcomes such as gestational diabetes, hypertensive disease in pregnancy, shoulder dystocia, advanced perineal...
American Family Physician : Medicine by the Numbers
Jan 1, 2019 - Family physicians play diverse roles in society, often bridging individual and community perspectives. Family physicians' ethics require providing care to all persons regardless of their geographic, economic, political, racial, religious, or sexual orientation status.
American Family Physician : Curbside Consultation
Jan 15, 2019 - A 46-year-old Asian American woman with no significant medical history presents to your clinic for the first time for a pre-employment physical examination.
American Family Physician : Putting Prevention into Practice
Jan 1, 2019 - A man presented with new-onset foot pain, as well as long-standing red-yellow lesions on his elbows and knees.
American Family Physician : Photo Quiz
Jan 1, 2019 - Methylphenidate may improve apathy in select patients with AD (mean difference [MD] = –4.99 on the apathy evaluation scale; 95% confidence interval [CI], –9.55 to –0.43), although the clinical significance associated with these findings remains unclear and the evidence is considered low...
American Family Physician : Cochrane for Clinicians
Jan 15, 2019 - ...evidence. We are concerned that in the presentation of clinical questions and bottom-line answers for Cardiovascular Disease and Hypertension, some of these considerations are missing. Study 1, an investigation on blood pressure measurements using a bare arm vs. a shirt sleeve, is...
American Family Physician : Letter
Jan 1, 2019 - In this small cohort study of patients older than 85 years, lower systolic blood pressure during treatment with antihypertensive medications is associated with higher death rates and greater cognitive decline.
American Family Physician : POEMs
Nov 15, 2019 - ...Previous: Gestational Hypertension and Preeclampsia: A Practice Bulletin from ACOG Next: Spinosad: A Low-Risk, Effective Treatment for Lice View the full table of contents >> Home / Journals / afp / Vol. 100/No. 10(November 15, 2019) / Depression in Children and Teens...
American Family Physician : Patient Handout