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Diabetic Foot Infection - American Family Physician

Jul 1, 2008 - Foot infections are common in patients with diabetes and are associated with high morbidity and risk of lower extremity amputation. Diabetic foot infections are classified as mild, moderate, or severe. Gram-positive bacteria, such as Staphylococcus aureus and beta-hemolytic ...

American Family Physician : Article

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2008/0701/p71.html

Hypertensive Disorders of Pregnancy - American Family Physician

Jul 1, 2008 - The National High Blood Pressure Education Program Working 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 ...

American Family Physician : Article

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2008/0701/p93.html

Childhood Obesity: Highlights of AMA Expert Committee Recommendations - American Family...

Jul 1, 2008 - Childhood obesity is an increasingly serious problem; 13.9 percent of children two to five years of age, 18.8 percent of children six to 11 years of age, and 17.4 percent of adolescents 12 to 19 years of age in America are obese. Practical strategies that primary care physicians can use...

American Family Physician : Article

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2008/0701/p56.html

APA Releases Guidelines on Treating Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder - Practice Guidelines...

Jul 1, 2008 - In 2007, the American Psychiatric Association (APA) published treatment recommendations for obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD). Management of OCD can involve many therapeutic actions depending on the needs, capacities, and desires of the patient.

American Family Physician : Practice Guidelines

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2008/0701/p131.html

Leukotriene Receptor Antagonists for the Treatment of Allergic Skin Disorders - FPIN's ...

Jul 1, 2008 - Evidence from small trials suggests that leukotriene receptor antagonists may have short-term effectiveness in reducing sleep disturbance and the observed intensity of atopic dermatitis in adults and children.

American Family Physician : FPIN's Clinical Inquiries

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2008/0701/p112.html

Over-the-Counter Medications for Acute Cough Symptoms - Cochrane for Clinicians - ...

Jul 1, 2008 - It is uncertain whether OTC cough medications are effective in reducing cough symptoms in adults; in children, no trials show a statistically significant benefit in the treatment compared with the placebo groups. Overall, the quality of evidence is poor; adult studies show conflicting ...

American Family Physician : Cochrane for Clinicians

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2008/0701/p52.html

Antidepressants to Treat Nonspecific Low Back Pain - Cochrane for Clinicians - American...

Jul 1, 2008 - Although antidepressants have been shown to be superior to placebo in some forms of chronic pain, they do not reduce pain or improve functional status or depression in patients with nonspecific low back pain.

American Family Physician : Cochrane for Clinicians

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2008/0701/p51.html

Inhaled Steroid Use and Asthma Control in Patients with Mild Persistent Asthma - AFP ...

Jul 1, 2008 - Can patients with mild persistent asthma safely decrease or eliminate inhaled steroids? The results of these studies may not be generalizable to the average primary care patient. Patients should be appropriately classified and treated using 2007 National Asthma Education and Prevention ...

American Family Physician : AFP Journal Club

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2008/0701/p21.html

Family Physicians and the Childhood Obesity Epidemic - Editorials - American Family ...

Jul 1, 2008 - Advertisement << Previous article Next article >> Jul 1, 2008 Issue Editorials Family Physicians and the Childhood Obesity Epidemic WENDELIN SLUSSER, MD, MS, UCLA FIT for Health, Mattel Children's Hospital at UCLA and Venice Family Clinic Simms/Mann Health and Wellness Center, Los...

American Family Physician : Editorials

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2008/0701/p34.html

Hepatitis C (Chronic) - Clinical Evidence Handbook - American Family Physician

Jun 15, 2008 - What are the effects of interventions in treatment-naive persons with chronic infection but without liver decompensation? What are the effects of interventions to treat persons with chronic infection, but without liver decompensation, who have not responded to or relapse after ...

American Family Physician : Clinical Evidence Handbook

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2008/0615/p1724.html

Low Glycemic Diets for Obesity Treatment - Cochrane for Clinicians - American Family ...

Jun 1, 2008 - Compared with high glycemic index diets or conventional energy-restricted weight loss diets, low glycemic index diets better reduce body mass index (BMI) and low-density lipoprotein (LDL) cholesterol. The weighted mean difference showed that patients lost an additional 1 to 2 BMI units ...

American Family Physician : Cochrane for Clinicians

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2008/0601/p1534.html

Is Unfractionated Heparin Equivalent to Low-Molecular-Weight Heparin for Venous ...

Jun 1, 2008 - Is weight-based unfractionated heparin as good as weight-based low-molecular-weight heparin for outpatient treatment of venous thromboembolism? Even though this study was underpowered to prove equivalence, treatment with subcutaneous unfractionated heparin is a viable option.

American Family Physician : AFP Journal Club

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2008/0601/p1492.html

Use of Inhaled Corticosteroids to Treat Stable COPD - Cochrane for Clinicians - ...

Jun 1, 2008 - Although the use of inhaled corticosteroids for COPD will not reduce mortality or affect long-term disease progression, inhaled corticosteroids can be useful for reducing COPD exacerbations and slowing declines in quality of life.

American Family Physician : Cochrane for Clinicians

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2008/0601/p1532.html

Treatment of Bulimia Nervosa - FPIN's Clinical Inquiries - American Family Physician

Jun 1, 2008 - Cognitive behavior therapy (CBT) is the most effective treatment for bulimia nervosa based on multiple consistent randomized-controlled trials (RCTs).

American Family Physician : FPIN's Clinical Inquiries

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2008/0601/p1588.html

ACEP Policy on N-acetylcysteine for Acetaminophen Overdose - Practice Guidelines - ...

May 15, 2008 - A subcommittee of the American College of Emergency Physicians (ACEP) has released a policy regarding indications for N-acetylcysteine in patients with acetaminophen overdose who can be risk stratified by the Rumack-Matthew nomogram, and for those who cannot.

American Family Physician : Practice Guidelines

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2008/0515/p1464.html

Fracture Prevention in Postmenopausal Women - Clinical Evidence Handbook - American ...

May 15, 2008 - What are the effects of treatments to prevent fractures in postmenopausal women?

American Family Physician : Clinical Evidence Handbook

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2008/0515/p1447.html

Managing BPH: When to Consider Surgery - Editorials - American Family Physician

May 15, 2008 - Advertisement << Previous article Next article >> May 15, 2008 Issue Editorials Managing BPH: When to Consider Surgery DREW KEISTER, MD,and RANDALL NEAL, MD, Ehrling Bergquist Clinic, Family Medicine Residency, Offutt Air Force Base, Nebraska Am Fam Physician. 2008 May...

American Family Physician : Editorials

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2008/0515/p1375.html

A Practical Approach to Neonatal Jaundice - American Family Physician

May 1, 2008 - Kernicterus and neurologic sequelae caused by severe neonatal hyperbilirubinemia are preventable conditions. A structured and practical approach to the identification and care of infants with jaundice can facilitate prevention, thus decreasing rates of morbidity and mortality. Primary ...

American Family Physician : Article

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2008/0501/p1255.html

Managing Hypertension Using Combination Therapy - American Family Physician

May 1, 2008 - Combination therapy of hypertension with separate agents or a fixed-dose combination pill offers the potential to lower blood pressure more quickly, obtain target blood pressure, and decrease adverse effects. Antihypertensive agents from different classes may offset adverse reactions ...

American Family Physician : Article

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2008/0501/p1279.html

ACOG Releases Guidelines on Management of Adnexal Masses - Practice Guidelines - ...

May 1, 2008 - The American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG) has created guidelines for the management of adnexal masses.

American Family Physician : Practice Guidelines

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2008/0501/p1320.html

Albuterol vs. Levalbuterol for Asthma Treatment in Children - AFP Journal Club - ...

May 1, 2008 - For children with acute asthma exacerbations, is levalbuterol better than albuterol? There is no difference between the medications in effectiveness or side effects.

American Family Physician : AFP Journal Club

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2008/0501/p1214.html

Oral Anticoagulants vs. Antiplatelet Therapy - Cochrane for Clinicians - American ...

May 1, 2008 - Compared with antiplatelet therapy, oral anticoagulation significantly reduces stroke at an average follow-up of one to three years, but does not reduce mortality. Intracranial or extracranial hemorrhage is more common with anticoagulation and must be weighed against its therapeutic ...

American Family Physician : Cochrane for Clinicians

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2008/0501/p1250.html

Are SSRIs Effective for Treating OCD? - Cochrane for Clinicians - American Family ...

May 1, 2008 - SSRIs are effective for the treatment of OCD. If it is assumed that 10 percent of persons with OCD will recover without treatment, then 12 persons with OCD need to be treated for one additional person to have a response within six to 13 weeks. If it is assumed that 20 percent of persons...

American Family Physician : Cochrane for Clinicians

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2008/0501/p1252.html

Oral Health During Pregnancy - American Family Physician

Apr 15, 2008 - Oral health care in pregnancy is often avoided and misunderstood by physicians, dentists, and patients. Evidence-based practice guidelines are still being developed. Research suggests that some prenatal oral conditions may have adverse consequences for the child. Periodontitis is ...

American Family Physician : Article

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2008/0415/p1139.html

AAFP and ACP Release Guideline on Dementia Treatment - Practice Guidelines - American ...

Apr 15, 2008 - A guideline created by the American Academy of Family Physicians (AAFP) and the American College of Physicians (ACP) reviews the data on the effects of pharmacologic treatment of dementia for improving cognition, global function, behavior/mood, and quality of life (QOL)/activities of ...

American Family Physician : Practice Guidelines

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2008/0415/p1173.html

Osteoarthritis of the Knee - Clinical Evidence Handbook - American Family Physician

Apr 15, 2008 - What are the effects of nonsurgical and surgical treatments for osteoarthritis of the knee?

American Family Physician : Clinical Evidence Handbook

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2008/0415/p1149.html

CDC Recommendations on Prevention and Management of High Blood Lead Levels in Children ...

Apr 15, 2008 - The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has released recommendations on prevention and management of high blood lead levels in children.

American Family Physician : Practice Guidelines

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2008/0415/p1175.html

New Guideline for Treatment of Dementia: Is There Really Anything New? - Editorials - ...

Apr 15, 2008 - Advertisement << Previous article Next article >> Apr 15, 2008 Issue Editorials New Guideline for the Treatment of Dementia: Is There Really Anything New? ALAN M. ADELMAN, MD, MS, Pennsylvania State University College of Medicine, Hershey, Pennsylvania DAVID R. MEHR, MD, MS,...

American Family Physician : Editorials

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2008/0415/p1080.html

Colonoscopy Surveillance After Polypectomy and Colorectal Cancer Resection - American ...

Apr 1, 2008 - This article describes a joint update of guidelines by the American Cancer Society and the U.S. Multi-Society Task Force on Colorectal Cancer delineating evidence-based surveillance recommendations for patients after polypectomy and colorectal cancer resection. Although there are some ...

American Family Physician : Article

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2008/0401/p995.html

Pharmacologic Management of Heart Failure Caused by Systolic Dysfunction - American ...

Apr 1, 2008 - Heart failure caused by systolic dysfunction affects more than 5 million adults in the United States and is a common source of outpatient visits to primary care physicians. Mortality rates are high, yet a number of pharmacologic interventions may improve outcomes. Other interventions, ...

American Family Physician : Article

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2008/0401/p957.html

Treatment of Acute Ischemic Stroke with t-PA - AFP Journal Club - American Family ...

Apr 1, 2008 - Does the widespread use of the thrombolytic tissue plasminogen activator (t-PA) more beneficial or harmful in patients with acute stroke? The benefits must be balanced against the harms. Informed consent is necessary when making the decision.

American Family Physician : AFP Journal Club

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2008/0401/p901.html

Quality of Life in Older Persons with Dementia Living in Nursing Homes - FPIN's ...

Apr 1, 2008 - There is no gold standard to measure the QOL in older persons with dementia. For those requiring increased care, nursing homes may offer some benefit, including more frequent physician assessment and treatment of pain and depression, compared with assisted living/residential care ...

American Family Physician : FPIN's Clinical Inquiries

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2008/0401/p1011.html

Subclinical Hypothyroidism - Cochrane for Clinicians - American Family Physician

Apr 1, 2008 - Although there is evidence that thyroid hormone therapy in patients with subclinical hypothyroidism may improve lipid profiles, cognitive function, and echographic left ventricular function, there is no evidence that this will decrease morbidity or mortality.

American Family Physician : Cochrane for Clinicians

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2008/0401/p953.html

When Is the Right Time to Repeat Colonoscopy? - Editorials - American Family Physician

Apr 1, 2008 - Advertisement << Previous article Next article >> Apr 1, 2008 Issue Editorials When Is the Right Time to Repeat Colonoscopy? VIKRAM BOOLCHAND, MD, University of Arizona College of Medicine Tucson, Arizona Am Fam Physician. 2008 Apr 1;77(7):924-926. Related Article Post-polypectomy...

American Family Physician : Editorials

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2008/0401/p924.html

Pharmacologic Management of Adult Depression - American Family Physician

Mar 15, 2008 - Major depression is a common and treatable disease. Many patients benefit from pharmacologic treatment and, because there is little variation in antidepressant effectiveness, medication choices should be made based on patient characteristics, safety, and anticipated side effects. Most ...

American Family Physician : Article

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2008/0315/p785.html

The Role of the Family Physician in the Referral and Management of Hospice Patients - ...

Mar 15, 2008 - Hospice is available for any patient who is terminally ill and chooses a palliative care approach. Because of the close relationship that primary care physicians often have with their patients, they are in a unique position to provide end-of-life care, which includes recognizing the ...

American Family Physician : Article

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2008/0315/p807.html

ACEP policy on HBO2 for acute CO poisoning - Practice Guidelines - American Family ...

Mar 15, 2008 - The American College of Emergency Physicians (ACEP) has reviewed literature to determine whether adults presenting to the emergency department with acute symptomatic carbon monoxide (CO) poisoning should be treated with hyperbaric oxygen (HBO2) therapy, and whether clinical or ...

American Family Physician : Practice Guidelines

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2008/0315/p863.html

Tourette's Syndrome - American Family Physician

Mar 1, 2008 - Tourette's syndrome is a movement disorder most commonly seen in school-age children. The incidence peaks around preadolescence with one half of cases resolving in early adulthood. Tourette's syndrome is the most common cause of tics, which are involuntary or semivoluntary, sudden, ...

American Family Physician : Article

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2008/0301/p651.html

Medical Treatment of Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia - FPIN's Clinical Inquiries - ...

Mar 1, 2008 - Although alpha blockers and 5-alpha reductase inhibitors each reduce BPH symptoms more than placebo, alpha blockers are more effective than 5-alpha reductase inhibitors.

American Family Physician : FPIN's Clinical Inquiries

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2008/0301/p665.html

Chronic Pancreatitis - Clinical Evidence Handbook - American Family Physician

Mar 1, 2008 - What are the effects of lifestyle and drug interventions and dietary supplements in persons with chronic pancreatitis? What are the effects of nerve blocks for pain relief in persons with chronic pancreatitis? What are the effects of different invasive treatments for specific ...

American Family Physician : Clinical Evidence Handbook

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2008/0301/p661.html

AAN Releases Recommendations for Treating Lyme Disease Neuroborreliosis - Practice ...

Mar 1, 2008 - The Quality Standards Subcommittee of the American Academy of Neurology (AAN) has released recommendations for treating Lyme disease, a multisystem, tick-borne infection that often affects the nervous system (neuroborreliosis).

American Family Physician : Practice Guidelines

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2008/0301/p700.html

Interventions to Improve Antibiotic Prescribing Practices for Hospital Inpatients - ...

Mar 1, 2008 - The choice of antibiotic, timing, dosage and route of administration in hospitalized patients can be improved through educational (persuasive) and restrictive measures. Although both types of interventions are effective, based on heterogeneous studies, restrictive measures appear to ...

American Family Physician : Cochrane for Clinicians

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2008/0301/p618.html

Medical Treatments in the Short-term Management of Reflux Esophagitis - Cochrane for ...

Mar 1, 2008 - Proton pump inhibitors (PPIs) are the most effective short-term treatment for reflux esophagitis. Histamine H2 blockers are also effective compared with placebo, but are inferior to PPIs. There is limited evidence about adverse events with these therapies, but long-term therapy with ...

American Family Physician : Cochrane for Clinicians

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2008/0301/p620.html

AHA Publishes Statement on Drug Therapy for Lipid Abnormalities in Children and ...

Mar 1, 2008 - The American Heart Association (AHA) has published a scientific statement on drug therapy for the treatment of high-risk lipid abnormalities in children and adolescents.

American Family Physician : Practice Guidelines

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2008/0301/p694.html

Fluticasone or Salmeterol Alone vs. Combination Therapy for COPD - AFP Journal Club - ...

Mar 1, 2008 - Is fluticasone plus salmeterol better than fluticasone or salmeterol alone for treating patients with COPD? Anticholinergics are the bronchodilators of choice. Neither fluticasone nor the combination of fluticasone and salmeterol were no better than placebo at preventing mortality.

American Family Physician : AFP Journal Club

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2008/0301/p586.html

Lessons from Torcetrapib: Putting Patient-Oriented Evidence First - Editorials - ...

Mar 1, 2008 - Advertisement << Previous article Next article >> Mar 1, 2008 Issue Editorials Lessons from Torcetrapib: Putting Patient-Oriented Evidence First ROBERT M. EWART, MD, Southern Illinois University School of Medicine, Springfield, Illinois Am Fam Physician. 2008 Mar 1;77(5):597-598. The...

American Family Physician : Editorials

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2008/0301/p597.html

Chronic Shoulder Pain: Part II. Treatment - American Family Physician

Feb 15, 2008 - Chronic shoulder pain is a common problem in the primary care physician's office. Effective treatment depends on an accurate diagnosis of the more common etiologies: rotator cuff disorders, adhesive capsulitis, acromioclavicular osteoarthritis, glenohumeral osteoarthritis, and ...

American Family Physician : Article

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2008/0215/p493.html

Reducing Tobacco Use in Adolescents - American Family Physician

Feb 15, 2008 - After steadily decreasing since the late 1990s, adolescent smoking rates have stabilized at levels well above national goals. Experts recommend screening for tobacco use and exposure at every patient visit, although evidence of improved outcomes in adolescents is lacking. Counseling ...

American Family Physician : Article

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2008/0215/p483.html

ACOG Guidelines on Endometrial Ablation - Practice Guidelines - American Family Physician

Feb 15, 2008 - In its guidelines for endometrial ablation, the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG) compare standard resectoscopic endometrial ablation with nonresectoscopic endometrial ablation techniques and devices.

American Family Physician : Practice Guidelines

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2008/0215/p545.html

Selegiline Transdermal Patch (Emsam) for Major Depressive Disorder - STEPS - American ...

Feb 15, 2008 - Transdermal selegiline is an expensive treatment option for patients with major depressive disorder who have not responded to other antidepressants or who cannot swallow or take oral medications. Based on guidelines from the American Psychiatric Association, MAO inhibitor ...

American Family Physician : STEPS

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2008/0215/p505.html

Initial Counseling of Children with Eating Disorders and Their Families - Curbside ...

Feb 15, 2008 - It can be challenging to work with adolescents and their parents when eating disorders are involved.

American Family Physician : Curbside Consultation

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2008/0215/p532.html

Are Long-acting Insulin Analogues Better Than Isophane Insulin? - Cochrane for ...

Feb 15, 2008 - Based on poor quality evidence, this review suggests that insulin glargine and insulin detemir have no advantage over isophane insulin in reducing A1C levels. In one study, isophane insulin reduced A1C levels slightly more than insulin detemir. However, patients on insulin glargine and ...

American Family Physician : Cochrane for Clinicians

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2008/0215/p447.html

Acute and Chronic Paronychia - American Family Physician

Feb 1, 2008 - Paronychia is an inflammation of the folds of tissue surrounding the nail of a toe or finger. Paronychia may be classified as either acute or chronic. The main factor associated with the development of acute paronychia is direct or indirect trauma to the cuticle or nail fold. This ...

American Family Physician : Article

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2008/0201/p339.html

Targeted Therapies: A New Generation of Cancer Treatments - American Family Physician

Feb 1, 2008 - Targeted therapies, which include monoclonal antibodies and small molecule inhibitors, have significantly changed the treatment of cancer over the past 10 years. These drugs are now a component of therapy for many common malignancies, including breast, colorectal, lung, and pancreatic ...

American Family Physician : Article

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2008/0201/p311.html

ACOG Releases Guidelines on Managing Herpes in Pregnancy - Practice Guidelines - ...

Feb 1, 2008 - The American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG) has released a practice bulletin to outline the spectrum of maternal and neonatal genital herpes infection and to provide guidelines on managing the infection during pregnancy.

American Family Physician : Practice Guidelines

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2008/0201/p369.html

Medications for Insomnia Treatment in Children - FPIN's Clinical Inquiries - American ...

Feb 1, 2008 - Melatonin may be effective for treating insomnia in healthy children and in those with physical or learning disabilities.

American Family Physician : FPIN's Clinical Inquiries

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2008/0201/p358.html

Gastroenteritis in Children - Clinical Evidence Handbook - American Family Physician

Feb 1, 2008 - What are the effects of treatments for acute gastroenteritis?

American Family Physician : Clinical Evidence Handbook

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2008/0201/p353.html

Combative Delirium - Curbside Consultation - American Family Physician

Feb 1, 2008 - In the context of their usual office or hospital settings, family physicians are not often called upon to deal with violent or hostile patients. However, just like advanced cardiac life support training prepares physicians for rare and unexpected cardiac arrest situations, knowing how ...

American Family Physician : Curbside Consultation

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2008/0201/p363.html

Long-term PPI Therapy and the Risk of Hip Fracture - AFP Journal Club - American Family...

Feb 1, 2008 - Does the long-term use of PPIs increase the risk of hip fracture? The physician must balance the risks and benefits of PPIs, especially in certain patients.

American Family Physician : AFP Journal Club

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2008/0201/p277.html

The Era of Targeted Therapies - Editorials - American Family Physician

Feb 1, 2008 - Advertisement << Previous article Next article >> Feb 1, 2008 Issue Editorials The Era of Targeted Therapies MARGARET OFFERMANN, MD, PhD, American Cancer Society, Atlanta, Georgia Am Fam Physician. 2008 Feb 1;77(3):294-296. Related Article Cancer has long been recognized as a...

American Family Physician : Editorials

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2008/0201/p294.html

Dietary Supplements for Osteoarthritis - American Family Physician

Jan 15, 2008 - A large number of dietary supplements are promoted to patients with osteoarthritis and as many as one third of those patients have used a supplement to treat their condition. Glucosamine-containing supplements are among the most commonly used products for osteoarthritis. Although the ...

American Family Physician : Article

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2008/0115/p177.html

Treating Eating Disorders in Primary Care - American Family Physician

Jan 15, 2008 - Binge-eating disorder, bulimia nervosa, and anorexia nervosa are potentially life-threatening disorders that involve complex psychosocial issues. A strong therapeutic relationship between the physician and patient is necessary for assessing the psychosocial and medical factors used to ...

American Family Physician : Article

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2008/0115/p187.html

Practice Guidelines - Jan 15, 2008 - American Family Physician

Jan 15, 2008 - Guidelines on the management of premature rupture of membranes (PROM) are available from the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG). PROM occurs in about one third of preterm births and can lead to significant perinatal morbidity and mortality.

American Family Physician : Practice Guidelines

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2008/0115/p245a.html

Levonorgestrel/Ethinyl Estradiol (Lybrel) for Continuous Contraception - STEPS - ...

Jan 15, 2008 - Lybrel appears to be as safe and effective as other combined oral contraceptives; however, at this time, there is little published data about this specific product. Other combined monophasic oral contraceptives, some of which cost less than Lybrel, can be used continuously and have been...

American Family Physician : STEPS

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2008/0115/p222.html

Predicting Mortality Risk in Patients Undergoing Bariatric Surgery - Point-of-Care ...

Jan 15, 2008 - Bariatric surgery has become increasingly common in the United States. Recent randomized controlled trials have shown that mortality is modestly reduced 11 years after bariatric surgery (absolute risk = 5.0 versus 6.3 percent; P = .04; number needed to treat = 77).2 The overall ...

American Family Physician : Point-of-Care Guides

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2008/0115/p220.html

ACCP and AACVPR Release Evidence-Based Guidelines on Pulmonary Rehabilitation - ...

Jan 15, 2008 - The American College of Chest Physicians (ACCP) and the American Association of Cardiovascular and Pulmonary Rehabilitation (AACVPR) has released pulmonary rehabilitation guidelines that update the recommendations published in 1997 and examine new areas of research.

American Family Physician : Practice Guidelines

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2008/0115/p242.html

Combative Delirium - Curbside Consultation - American Family Physician

Jan 15, 2008 - In the context of their usual office or hospital settings, family physicians are not often called upon to deal with violent or hostile patients. However, just like advanced cardiac life support training prepares physicians for rare and unexpected cardiac arrest situations, knowing how ...

American Family Physician : Curbside Consultation

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2008/0115/p237.html

Practice Guidelines - Jan 15, 2008 - American Family Physician

Jan 15, 2008 - Advertisement << Previous article Next article >> Jan 15, 2008 Issue Practice Guidelines CDC Reports on Lead Exposure in Women of Childbearing Age Am Fam Physician. 2008 Jan 15;77(2):245. Guideline source: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Published source: Morbidity and...

American Family Physician : Practice Guidelines

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2008/0115/p245.html

Clavicle Fractures - American Family Physician

Jan 1, 2008 - Clavicle fractures are most common in children and young adults, typically occurring in persons younger than 25 years. Its superficial location, its thin midshaft, and the forces transmitted across it make the clavicle a common site for injury. The most common mechanism of injury is a ...

American Family Physician : Article

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2008/0101/p65.html

Choosing First-Line Therapy for Management of Type 2 Diabetes - AFP Journal Club - ...

Jan 1, 2008 - Which controls type 2 diabetes best at five years: rosiglitazone, metformin, or glyburide? Metformin should be the first-line drug for managing type 2 diabetes. Insulin and sulfonylureas should be second line, and glitazones should be reserved for third line.

American Family Physician : AFP Journal Club

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2008/0101/p16.html

Premenstrual Syndrome - Clinical Evidence Handbook - American Family Physician

Jan 1, 2008 - What are the effects of drug and hormonal treatments in women with premenstrual syndrome (PMS)? What are the effects of psychological interventions, physical therapy, dietary supplements and surgical treatments in women with PMS?

American Family Physician : Clinical Evidence Handbook

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2008/0101/p82.html

Telithromycin (Ketek) for Treatment of Community-Acquired Pneumonia - STEPS - American ...

Dec 15, 2007 - Telithromycin is similar to clarithromycin with regard to dosing, drug interactions, and effectiveness. It has more frequent and severe adverse effects and is more expensive than other macrolides. Telithromycin should only be used in patients with mild to moderate community-acquired ...

American Family Physician : STEPS

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2007/1215/p1857.html

ACCP Updates Guidelines for the Treatment of PAH - Practice Guidelines - American ...

Dec 15, 2007 - The American College of Chest Physicians (ACCP) has updated its 2004 guidelines with evidence-based treatment recommendations for the management of pulmonary arterial hypertension (PAH).

American Family Physician : Practice Guidelines

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2007/1215/p1874.html

Prescribing for Older Adults: Finding the Balance - Editorials - American Family Physician

Dec 15, 2007 - Advertisement << Previous article Next article >> Dec 15, 2007 Issue Editorials Prescribing for Older Adults: Finding the Balance ALLEN F. SHAUGHNESSY, PharmD, Tufts University Family Medicine Residency at Cambridge Health Alliance, Malden, Massachusetts Am Fam Physician. 2007 Dec...

American Family Physician : Editorials

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2007/1215/p1768.html

The Physical Therapy Prescription - American Family Physician

Dec 1, 2007 - Numerous guidelines recommend physical therapy for the management of musculoskeletal conditions. However, specific recommendations are lacking concerning which exercises and adjunct modalities to use. Physical therapists use various techniques to reduce pain and improve mobility and ...

American Family Physician : Article

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2007/1201/p1661.html

NSAIDs vs. Acetaminophen for the Treatment of Ankle Sprains - AFP Journal Club - ...

Dec 1, 2007 - Are NSAIDs better than acetaminophen for ankle sprains? Extended-release acetaminophen provides equivalent analgesia and return to activity as an NSAID in patients with mild to moderate ankle sprains. All NSAIDs have equivalent analgesic effect.

American Family Physician : AFP Journal Club

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2007/1201/p1605.html

Aspirin Combined with Clopidogrel (Plavix) Decreases Cardiovascular Events in Patients ...

Dec 1, 2007 - A combination of aspirin and clopidogrel decreased cardiovascular events in patients at high risk of cardiovascular disease and in those with acute coronary syndrome. However, the risk of major bleeding events outweighed the benefits in all high-risk patients except those with acute ...

American Family Physician : Cochrane for Clinicians

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2007/1201/p1643.html

Patient-Controlled Analgesia for Postoperative Pain - Cochrane for Clinicians - ...

Dec 1, 2007 - Patient-controlled opioid analgesia is safe and provides a statistically significant improvement in analgesia in postoperative patients, but the clinical significance of the improvement is marginal.

American Family Physician : Cochrane for Clinicians

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2007/1201/p1645.html

Obesity in Children - Clinical Evidence Handbook - American Family Physician

Dec 1, 2007 - What are the effects of lifestyle interventions for the treatment of childhood obesity?

American Family Physician : Clinical Evidence Handbook

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2007/1201/p1701.html

Group Medical Visits for the Management of Chronic Pain - FPIN's Clinical Inquiries - ...

Dec 1, 2007 - Improvements of possible practical significance were seen for various clinical measures in studies of group treatment sessions for patients with back pain, arthritis, and rheumatic disease. However, studies on group treatment for patients with nonspecific pain are lacking, especially in...

American Family Physician : FPIN's Clinical Inquiries

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2007/1201/p1704.html

Mind-Body Therapies for Headache - American Family Physician

Nov 15, 2007 - Headache is one of the most common and enigmatic problems encountered by family physicians. Headache is not a singular entity, and different pathologic mechanisms are involved in distinct types of headache. Most types of headache involve dysfunction of peripheral or central nociceptive ...

American Family Physician : Article

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2007/1115/p1518.html

Retapamulin (Altabax) 1% Topical ointment for the Treatment of Impetigo - STEPS - ...

Nov 15, 2007 - Retapamulin is an effective alternative to topical mupirocin in the treatment of limited-area impetigo in patients older than nine months. Although it is more expensive, retapamulin does have a dosing advantage over mupirocin; it only requires a twice-a-day application for five days, ...

American Family Physician : STEPS

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2007/1115/p1537.html

Pet-Related Infections - American Family Physician

Nov 1, 2007 - Human contact with cats, dogs, and other pets results in several million infections each year in the United States, ranging from self-limited skin conditions to life-threatening systemic illnesses. Toxoplasmosis is one of the most common pet-related parasitic infections. Although ...

American Family Physician : Article

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2007/1101/p1314.html

Choosing One PPI Treatment Over Another - AFP Journal Club - American Family Physician

Nov 1, 2007 - Is one PPI better than another? All PPIs are equally effective in equipotent dosages, and choice should be based on price.

American Family Physician : AFP Journal Club

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2007/1101/p1273.html

Are Beta Blockers Effective First-line Treatments for Hypertension? - Cochrane for ...

Nov 1, 2007 - Current evidence does not support the use of beta blockers as initial therapy for hypertension.

American Family Physician : Cochrane for Clinicians

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2007/1101/p1306.html

Effectiveness of Insulin Sensitizing Drugs for Polycystic Ovary Syndrome - Cochrane for...

Nov 1, 2007 - Insulin sensitizing drugs are more effective than oral contraceptives alone at improving fasting insulin levels in patients with PCOS. Compared with metformin (Glucophage) alone, oral contraceptives alone better control irregular menstrual cycles and reduce androgen levels. There is ...

American Family Physician : Cochrane for Clinicians

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2007/1101/p1308.html

Foreign Bodies in the Ear, Nose, and Throat - American Family Physician

Oct 15, 2007 - Foreign bodies in the ear, nose, and throat are occasionally seen in family medicine, usually in children. The most common foreign bodies are food, plastic toys, and small household items. Diagnosis is often delayed because the causative event is usually unobserved, the symptoms are ...

American Family Physician : Article

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2007/1015/p1185.html

Medications for COPD: A Review of Effectiveness - American Family Physician

Oct 15, 2007 - Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) is a common problem among patients presenting to primary care. This condition has multiple individual and combined treatment regimens. The goals of treatment are to improve quality of life, exercise tolerance, sleep quality, and survival; and...

American Family Physician : Article

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2007/1015/p1141.html

Pharmacogenentics: Using DNA to Optimize Drug Therapy - American Family Physician

Oct 15, 2007 - Pharmacogenetics is a growing field of research that focuses on the interaction between genetics and drug therapy. Relationships between genetic variation and drug effect have been observed for a growing number of commonly used drugs. Validation studies may soon define the use of these ...

American Family Physician : Article

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2007/1015/p1179.html

AAP Releases Guidelines on Treatment of Anaphylaxis - Practice Guidelines - American ...

Oct 15, 2007 - The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) has released guidelines on the treatment of anaphylaxis. Epinephrine is an effective treatment option for anaphylaxis if it is injected into the lateral leg immediately.

American Family Physician : Practice Guidelines

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2007/1015/p1230.html

Aliskiren (Tekturna) for the Treatment of Hypertension - STEPS - American Family Physician

Oct 15, 2007 - 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 first-line diuretics, and long-term safety has not been demonstrated.

American Family Physician : STEPS

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2007/1015/p1203.html

Respiratory Distress in the Newborn - American Family Physician

Oct 1, 2007 - The most common etiology of neonatal respiratory distress is transient tachypnea of the newborn; this is triggered by excessive lung fluid, and symptoms usually resolve spontaneously. Respiratory distress syndrome can occur in premature infants as a result of surfactant deficiency and ...

American Family Physician : Article

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2007/1001/p987.html

Best Alternatives to Statins for Treating Hyperlipidemia - FPIN's Clinical Inquiries - ...

Oct 1, 2007 - Most alternatives to statin therapy reduce cholesterol levels but do not consistently demonstrate a reduction in cardiac-related and all-cause mortality in patients with or without coronary heart disease (CHD). Fibrates and niacin decrease the risk of major coronary events; however, no ...

American Family Physician : FPIN's Clinical Inquiries

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2007/1001/p1027.html

Does Pioglitazone Benefit Patients With Type 2 Diabetes? - Cochrane for Clinicians - ...

Oct 1, 2007 - Pioglitazone produces a reduction in A1C levels similar to that produced by other drugs. One trial found that although pioglitazone, used as an adjunct to other antihyperglycemic medications, may lead to a statistically significant reduction in morbidity and mortality in patients with ...

American Family Physician : Cochrane for Clinicians

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2007/1001/p969.html

Hyperthyroidism - Clinical Evidence Handbook - American Family Physician

Oct 1, 2007 - What are the effects of drug treatments for primary hyperthyroidism? What are the effects of treatments for subclinical hyperthyroidism?

American Family Physician : Clinical Evidence Handbook

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2007/1001/p1014.html

ACIP Releases 2007 Recommendations on Prevention and Control of Influenza - Practice ...

Oct 1, 2007 - The Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP) of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has released updated recommendations for influenza control for the 2007–08 season.

American Family Physician : Practice Guidelines

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2007/1001/p1046.html

Treatment of Lateral Epicondylitis - American Family Physician

Sep 15, 2007 - Lateral epicondylitis is a common overuse syndrome of the extensor tendons of the forearm. It is sometimes called tennis elbow, although it can occur with many activities. The condition affects men and women equally and is more common in persons 40 years or older. Despite the prevalence...

American Family Physician : Article

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2007/0915/p843.html

Sitagliptin (Januvia) for the Treatment of Patients with Type 2 Diabetes - STEPS - ...

Sep 15, 2007 - Sitagliptin may be useful as second-line or third-line therapy in patients with a mildly elevated A1C level (less than 9 percent) who do not reach their A1C goal with first-line therapy (metformin). Sitagliptin will decrease postprandial blood glucose and mildly lower fasting blood ...

American Family Physician : STEPS

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2007/0915/p861.html

Practice Guidelines - Sep 15, 2007 - American Family Physician

Sep 15, 2007 - Patients on dialysis are particularly susceptible to methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) infection. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) reports that patients on dialysis who have invasive devices or a catheter also are at increased risk.

American Family Physician : Practice Guidelines

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2007/0915/p894.html

Practice Guidelines - Sep 15, 2007 - American Family Physician

Sep 15, 2007 - Physicians should consider the increased risks associated with the use of nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) and cyclooxygenase-2 (COX-2) inhibitors, according to new guidelines issued by the American Heart Association (AHA).

American Family Physician : Practice Guidelines

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2007/0915/p894a.html

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