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Prevention of Falls in Community-Dwelling Older Adults: Recommendation Statement - U.S....

Dec 15, 2012 - The U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) recommends exercise or physical therapy and vitamin D supplementation to prevent falls in community-dwelling adults 65 years or older who are at increased risk of falls.

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Subacute to Chronic Mild Traumatic Brain Injury - American Family Physician

Dec 1, 2012 - Although a universally accepted definition is lacking, mild traumatic brain injury and concussion are classified by transient loss of consciousness, amnesia, altered mental status, a Glasgow Coma Score of 13 to 15, and focal neurologic deficits following an acute closed head injury. ...

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Acute Otitis Externa: An Update - American Family Physician

Dec 1, 2012 - Acute otitis externa is a common condition involving inflammation of the ear canal. The acute form is caused primarily by bacterial infection, with Pseudomonas aeruginosa and Staphylococcus aureus the most common pathogens. Acute otitis externa presents with the rapid onset of ear canal...

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Seasonal Affective Disorder - American Family Physician

Dec 1, 2012 - Seasonal affective disorder is a combination of biologic and mood disturbances with a seasonal pattern, typically occurring in the autumn and winter with remission in the spring or summer. In a given year, about 5 percent of the U.S. population experiences seasonal affective disorder, ...

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Mild Traumatic Brain Injury - American Family Physician

Dec 1, 2012 - ...Mild Traumatic Brain Injury Am Fam Physician. 2012 Dec 1;86(11):online. See related article on mild traumatic brain injury. What is mild traumatic brain injury? It is an injury to the brain caused by some typeof outside force. It is similar to a concussion.It may result from a...

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Insulin for Glycemic Control in Acute Ischemic Stroke - Cochrane for Clinicians - ...

Dec 1, 2012 - Administering insulin to maintain glycemic control does not improve the rates of mortality or dependency, or the final neurologic outcome after an acute ischemic stroke. Additionally, in randomized controlled trials, patients in the intervention groups (those under tight glycemic ...

American Family Physician : Cochrane for Clinicians

Effectiveness of Glucosamine and Chondroitin for Osteoarthritis - Letters to the Editor...

Dec 1, 2012 - ...these groups. The authors of the study warned that it was not powered to differentiate among subgroups, and that no clinical recommendations should be made based on that finding.1 The AFP article recommends a combination of glucosamine and chondroitin as the third step in a...

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Letters - Nov-Dec 2012 -- FPM

Dec 1, 2012 - ...visit algorithm that accompanied the article Documenting and Coding Preventive Visits: A Physician's Perspective [July/August 2012] should have included counseling regarding the use of daily aspirin by men ages 45 to 64 years when the potential benefit due to a reduction in...

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Hepatitis A - American Family Physician

Dec 1, 2012 - ...In most cases, the virus goes away on its own. You should rest, drink plenty of water, and eat food as normal (as long as it doesn't make you feel bad). You should not drink alcohol. How soon will I get better? Hepatitis A is usually a mild disease. Most people recover win a few...

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Diagnosis of Deep Venous Thrombosis and Pulmonary Embolism - American Family Physician

Nov 15, 2012 - Venous thromboembolism manifests as deep venous thrombosis (DVT) or pulmonary embolism, and has a mortality rate of 6 to 12 percent. Well-validated clinical prediction rules are available to determine the pretest probability of DVT and pulmonary embolism. When the likelihood of DVT is ...

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Screening for and Management of Obesity in Adults: Recommendation Statement - U.S. ...

Nov 15, 2012 - The U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) recommends screening all adults for obesity. Clinicians should offer or refer patients with a body mass index (BMI) of 30 kg per m2 or higher to intensive, multicomponent behavioral interventions.

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Tips From Other Journals - American Family Physician

Nov 15, 2012 - ...a single, normally functioning kidney are often discouraged from participating in contact or collision sports because of the risk of kidney injury. Surveys of physicians show that most would recommend against participation, especially for contact sports. Although the American...

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Update on the Management of Chronic Kidney Disease - American Family Physician

Oct 15, 2012 - Chronic kidney disease is common and associated with significant morbidity. Given the high risk of cardiovascular morbidity and mortality in patients with chronic kidney disease, it is important to identify and treat related risk factors. However, there is growing uncertainty about the ...

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Acute Kidney Injury: A Guide to Diagnosis and Management - American Family Physician

Oct 1, 2012 - Acute kidney injury is characterized by abrupt deterioration in kidney function, manifested by an increase in serum creatinine level with or without reduced urine output. The spectrum of injury ranges from mild to advanced, sometimes requiring renal replacement therapy. The diagnostic ...

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The Physician's Role in Managing Acute Stress Disorder - American Family Physician

Oct 1, 2012 - Acute stress disorder is a psychiatric diagnosis that may occur in patients within four weeks of a traumatic event. Features include anxiety, intense fear or helplessness, dissociative symptoms, reexperiencing the event, and avoidance behaviors. Persons with this disorder are at ...

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Managing Messages -- FPM

Oct 1, 2012 - Three principles helped this small primary care practice conquer the dreaded inbox and its mountain of messages.

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Managing Chronic Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease - Implementing AHRQ Effective Health ...

Oct 1, 2012 - What are the effectiveness, benefits, and harms of therapies used to address symptoms and prevent adverse long-term outcomes in adults with gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD)?

American Family Physician : Implementing AHRQ Effective Health Care Reviews

Are Neuraminidase Inhibitors Effective for Preventing and Treating Influenza in Healthy...

Oct 1, 2012 - Treating previously healthy patients with oseltamivir (Tamiflu) reduces the duration of influenza symptoms by approximately 21 hours, but it does not reduce the risk of hospitalization in this population.1 The data are insufficient to determine whether oseltamivir reduces the ...

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Coping with Acute Stress Disorder - American Family Physician

Oct 1, 2012 - ...death or serious injury, or after they learn about an unexpected or violent death, serious injury, or illness of a close family member or friend. Common events that may cause acute stress disorder include military combat, sexual assault, robbery, work-related injuries, natural...

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Adolescent with Knee Pain - Photo Quiz - American Family Physician

Sep 15, 2012 - Photo Quiz presents readers with a clinical challenge based on a photograph or other image.

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Consider Postural Orthostatic Tachycardia Syndrome in Patients with Syncope - Letters ...

Sep 1, 2012 - ...syncope after diagnostic evaluation and that young patients who have frequent syncopal events, multiple vague symptoms, and no injury history should be screened for psychiatric disorders. It would be prudent to consider POTS in this cohort of patients before recommending psychiatric...

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Evaluation of First Nonfebrile Seizures - American Family Physician

Aug 15, 2012 - Nonfebrile seizures may indicate underlying disease or epilepsy. The patient history can often distinguish epileptic seizures from nonepileptic disorders by identifying the events directly preceding the convulsion, associated conditions, and details of the seizure, including triggers, ...

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FPIN's Clinical Inquiries - Aug 15, 2012 - American Family Physician

Aug 15, 2012 - The evaluation of hip pain in patients 65 years and older should include a history and physical examination, followed by pertinent imaging studies.

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Documenting and Coding Preventive Visits: A Physician's Perspective -- FPM

Aug 1, 2012 - It’s not hard, once you get the hang of it, but the differences from E/M coding can be confusing.

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How to Reduce Your Malpractice Risk -- FPM

Aug 1, 2012 - Recognizing warning signs and documenting with care are two keys.

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