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Atomoxetine for ADHD - STEPS - American Family Physician

Nov 1, 2003 - Atomoxetine is more effective than placebo for treating symptoms of ADHD in children and adults, based on short-term studies. Given safety concerns (growth retardation, potential adverse effects in slow metabolizers) and its high cost, atomoxetine should be considered only as an ...

American Family Physician : STEPS

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2003/1101/p1827.html

Rheumatoid Arthritis - Clinical Evidence Handbook - American Family Physician

Nov 1, 2003 - What are the effects of treatments?

American Family Physician : Clinical Evidence Handbook

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2003/1101/p1821.html

Antidepressants for Generalized Anxiety Disorder - Cochrane for Clinicians - American ...

Nov 1, 2003 - As a group, antidepressants are an effective short-term treatment for GAD. Compared with placebo, about five to six patients must be treated to get one additional patient who responds to therapy. Side effects occur more frequently with antidepressants than with placebo, but they are not...

American Family Physician : Cochrane for Clinicians

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2003/1101/p1757.html

ATS, CDC, and IDSA Update Recommendations on the Treatment of Tuberculosis - Practice ...

Nov 1, 2003 - Recommendations for the treatment of tuberculosis in settings where mycobacterial cultures, radiographic facilities, and drug susceptibility testing are available have been published by the American Thoracic Society (ATS), the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), and the ...

American Family Physician : Practice Guidelines

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2003/1101/p1854.html

Repair of Obstetric Perineal Lacerations - American Family Physician

Oct 15, 2003 - Family physicians who deliver babies must frequently repair perineal lacerations after episiotomy or spontaneous obstetric tears. Effective repair requires a knowledge of perineal anatomy and surgical technique. Perineal lacerations are classified according to their depth. Sequelae of ...

American Family Physician : Article

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2003/1015/p1585.html

Panax ginseng - American Family Physician

Oct 15, 2003 - The herbal remedies referred to as ginseng are derived from the roots of several plants. One of the most commonly used and researched of the ginsengs is Panax ginseng, also called Asian or Korean ginseng. The main active components of Panax ginseng are ginsenosides, which have been ...

American Family Physician : Article

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2003/1015/p1539.html

School Refusal in Children and Adolescents - American Family Physician

Oct 15, 2003 - School refusal is a problem that is stressful for children, families, and school personnel. Failing to attend school has significant short- and long-term effects on children's social, emotional, and educational development. School refusal often is associated with comorbid psychiatric ...

American Family Physician : Article

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2003/1015/p1555.html

Ezetimibe for Hypercholesterolemia. - STEPS - American Family Physician

Oct 15, 2003 - Ezetimibe is safe and effective for lowering LDL cholesterol and triglyceride levels, but has not been shown to affect patient-oriented outcomes. It can be used as monotherapy or in combination with a low-dose statin, although the combination is more expensive than the maximum dose of ...

American Family Physician : STEPS

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2003/1015/p1595.html

A Practical Guide to Anaphylaxis - American Family Physician

Oct 1, 2003 - Anaphylaxis is a life-threatening reaction with respiratory, cardiovascular, cutaneous, or gastrointestinal manifestations resulting from exposure to an offending agent, usually a food, insect sting, medication, or physical factor. It causes approximately 1,500 deaths in the United ...

American Family Physician : Article

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2003/1001/p1325.html

Management of Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease - American Family Physician

Oct 1, 2003 - The primary treatment goals in patients with gastroesophageal reflux disease are relief of symptoms, prevention of symptom relapse, healing of erosive esophagitis, and prevention of complications of esophagitis. In patients with reflux esophagitis, treatment is directed at acid ...

American Family Physician : Article

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2003/1001/p1311.html

Diagnostic and Therapeutic Injection of the Ankle and Foot - American Family Physician

Oct 1, 2003 - Joint and soft tissue injection of the ankle and foot region is a useful diagnostic and therapeutic tool for the family physician. This article reviews the injection procedure for the plantar fascia, ankle joint, tarsal tunnel, interdigital space, and first metatarsophalangeal joint. ...

American Family Physician : Article

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2003/1001/p1356.html

Pharmacologic Treatment of Alzheimer's Disease: An Update - American Family Physician

Oct 1, 2003 - Alzheimer's disease is characterized by the development of senile plaques and neurofibrillary tangles, which are associated with neuronal destruction, particularly in cholinergic neurons. Drugs that inhibit the degradation of acetylcholine within synapses are the mainstay of therapy. ...

American Family Physician : Article

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2003/1001/p1365.html

Are Anticoagulants Better than Antiplatelet Agents for Treatment of Acute Ischemic ...

Oct 1, 2003 - Aspirin has a small benefit for long-term outcome and survival. Anticoagulants increase the risk for bleeding and do not have long-term benefit.

American Family Physician : Cochrane for Clinicians

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2003/1001/p1307.html

ACIP Releases 2003 Guidelines on the Prevention and Control of Influenza - Practice ...

Oct 1, 2003 - The Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP) of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has issued recommendations on the prevention and control of influenza for the 2003–2004 influenza season.

American Family Physician : Practice Guidelines

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2003/1001/p1426.html

Gastroesophageal Reflux: Medical and Surgical Treatment Options - Editorials - American...

Oct 1, 2003 - Advertisement << Previous article Next article >> Oct 1, 2003 Issue Editorials Gastroesophageal Reflux: Medical and Surgical Treatment Options KENNETH R. DEVAULT, M.D., Mayo Clinic, Jacksonville, Florida Am Fam Physician. 2003 Oct 1;68(7):1271-1277. Related Article Symptoms...

American Family Physician : Editorials

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2003/1001/p1271.html

Ivermectin Use in Scabies - American Family Physician

Sep 15, 2003 - Oral ivermectin is an effective and cost-comparable alternative to topical agents in the treatment of scabies infection. It may be particularly useful in the treatment of severely crusted scabies lesions in immunocompromised patients or when topical therapy has failed. Oral dosing may ...

American Family Physician : Article

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2003/0915/p1089.html

The Nature and Management of Labor Pain: Part I. Nonpharmacologic Pain Relief - ...

Sep 15, 2003 - Pain in labor is a nearly universal experience for childbearing women. A recent evidence-based symposium on the nature and management of labor pain brought together family physicians, obstetricians, midwives, obstetric anesthesiologists, and childbirth educators to discuss a series of ...

American Family Physician : Article

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2003/0915/p1109.html

The Nature and Management of Labor Pain: Part II. Pharmacologic Pain Relief - American ...

Sep 15, 2003 - A group of family physicians, obstetricians, midwives, obstetric anesthesiologists, and childbirth educators attended an evidence-based symposium in 2001 on the nature and management of labor pain and discussed a series of systematic reviews that focused on methods of labor pain ...

American Family Physician : Article

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2003/0915/p1115.html

Management of Labor Pain: Promoting Patient Choice - Editorials - American Family ...

Sep 15, 2003 - Advertisement << Previous article Next article >> Sep 15, 2003 Issue Editorials Management of Labor Pain: Promoting Patient Choice LAWRENCE LEEMAN, M.D., M.P.H., University of New Mexico School of Medicine Albuquerque, New Mexico PATRICIA FONTAINE, M.D., M.S., University of Minnesota...

American Family Physician : Editorials

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2003/0915/p1023.html

Gingko Biloba - American Family Physician

Sep 1, 2003 - Ginkgo biloba is commonly used in the treatment of early-stage Alzheimer's disease, vascular dementia, peripheral claudication, and tinnitus of vascular origin. Multiple trials investigating the efficacy of ginkgo for treating cerebrovascular disease and dementia have been performed, ...

American Family Physician : Article

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2003/0901/p923.html

New Developments in the Management of Hypertension - American Family Physician

Sep 1, 2003 - The management of hypertension has evolved over the past decade. Isolated systolic blood pressure elevation, the most common form of uncontrolled hypertension, is recognized as a significant risk factor for vascular complications in patients with hypertension. Nutritional management of ...

American Family Physician : Article

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2003/0901/p853.html

Is Leflunomide as Safe and Effective in the Treatment of Rheumatoid Arthritis as Other ...

Sep 1, 2003 - Compared with placebo, leflunomide improves clinical outcomes and delays radiologic progression of rheumatoid arthritis. After two years of treatment, leflunomide is as safe as sulfasalazine and more effective. Leflunomide's efficacy and adverse events are similar to those of ...

American Family Physician : Cochrane for Clinicians

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2003/0901/p849.html

AHA Releases Statement on Exercise and Heart Failure - Practice Guidelines - American ...

Sep 1, 2003 - Although discomfort during exercise is a principal reason that patients with heart failure seek medical care, exercise training is safe and can benefit these patients, according to the American Heart Association (AHA).

American Family Physician : Practice Guidelines

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2003/0901/p969.html

Headache (Chronic Tension Type) - Clinical Evidence Handbook - American Family Physician

Sep 1, 2003 - What are the effects of treatments?

American Family Physician : Clinical Evidence Handbook

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2003/0901/p929.html

Management of Crohn's Disease--A Practical Approach - American Family Physician

Aug 15, 2003 - Crohn's disease is a chronic inflammatory disorder of the gastrointestinal tract that affects up to 480,000 persons in the United States. Symptoms include abdominal pain, diarrhea, fever, malaise, and arthralgias, and cause considerable morbidity. Speculation about genetic, ...

American Family Physician : Article

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2003/0815/p707.html

Managing Issues Related to Antiretroviral Therapy - American Family Physician

Aug 15, 2003 - Antiretroviral regimens are complicated and difficult for patients to follow, and they can have serious side effects, such as osteonecrosis and bone demineralization. Protease inhibitor therapy has been associated with hyperlipidemia, hyperglycemia, gastrointestinal symptoms, and ...

American Family Physician : Article

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2003/0815/p675.html

Which Nonsurgical Treatments for Carpal Tunnel Syndrome Are Beneficial? - Cochrane for ...

Aug 15, 2003 - A 10- to 14-day course of oral corticosteroids, wrist splints, ultrasonography, yoga, and carpal bone mobilization provide short-term benefit. Ergonomic keyboards, nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs, diuretics, pyridoxine (vitamin B6), exercise, neurodynamic mobilization, magnet ...

American Family Physician : Cochrane for Clinicians

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2003/0815/p649.html

Postmenopausal Osteoporosis and Estrogen - Editorials - American Family Physician

Aug 15, 2003 - Advertisement << Previous article Next article >> Aug 15, 2003 Issue Editorials Postmenopausal Osteoporosis and Estrogen HEIDI D. NELSON, M.D., M.P.H., Oregon Health and Science University Portland, Oregon Am Fam Physician. 2003 Aug 15;68(4):606-612. Observational studies and...

American Family Physician : Editorials

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2003/0815/p606.html

Management of Status Epilepticus - American Family Physician

Aug 1, 2003 - Status epilepticus is an increasingly recognized public health problem in the United States. Status epilepticus is associated with a high mortality rate that is largely contingent on the duration of the condition before initial treatment, the etiology of the condition, and the age of ...

American Family Physician : Article

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2003/0801/p469.html

Off-Label Applications for SSRIs - American Family Physician

Aug 1, 2003 - Selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRIs) are widely used because of their safety, tolerability, and demonstrated efficacy across a broad range of clinical conditions. Medical literature supports the use of SSRIs for the treatment of many conditions outside of the indications ...

American Family Physician : Article

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2003/0801/p498.html

Acute Myocardial Infarction - Clinical Evidence Handbook - American Family Physician

Aug 1, 2003 - What treatments improve outcomes in acute myocardial infarction? Which treatments improve outcomes for cardiogenic shock after acute myocardial infarction?

American Family Physician : Clinical Evidence Handbook

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2003/0801/p519.html

Off-label Use of Prescription Drugs - Editorials - American Family Physician

Aug 1, 2003 - Advertisement << Previous article Next article >> Aug 1, 2003 Issue Editorials Off-Label Use of Prescription Drugs STUART L. NIGHTINGALE, M.D., Office of the Secretary, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Washington, D.C. Am Fam Physician. 2003 Aug 1;68(3):425-427. Related...

American Family Physician : Editorials

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2003/0801/p425.html

JNC 7 Express: New Thinking in Hypertension Treatment - Editorials - American Family ...

Jul 15, 2003 - Advertisement << Previous article Next article >> Jul 15, 2003 Issue Editorials JNC 7 Express: New Thinking in Hypertension Treatment LEE GREEN, M.D., M.P.H. University of Michigan Medical School Ann Arbor, Michigan Am Fam Physician. 2003 Jul 15;68(2):228-230. Related Content In...

American Family Physician : Editorials

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2003/0715/p228.html

Nausea and Vomiting in Pregnancy - American Family Physician

Jul 1, 2003 - Nausea and vomiting of pregnancy, commonly known as 'morning sickness,' affects approximately 80 percent of pregnant women. Although several theories have been proposed, the exact cause remains unclear. Recent research has implicated Helicobacter pylori as one possible cause. Nausea and...

American Family Physician : Article

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2003/0701/p121.html

Management of Bartholin's Duct Cyst and Gland Abscess - American Family Physician

Jul 1, 2003 - Bartholin's duct cysts and gland abscesses are common problems in women of reproductive age. Bartholin's glands are located bilaterally at the posterior introitus and drain through ducts that empty into the vestibule at approximately the 4 o'clock and 8 o'clock positions. These normally...

American Family Physician : Article

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2003/0701/p135.html

Complementary and Alternative Medicine - Jul 1, 2003 - American Family Physician

Jul 1, 2003 - The herb black cohosh, or Actaea racemosa (formerly named Cimicifuga racemosa), is native to North America. The roots and rhizomes of this herb are widely used in the treatment of menopausal symptoms and menstrual dysfunction. Studies have demonstrated that this botanic medicine, when ...

American Family Physician : Complementary and Alternative Medicine

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2003/0701/p114.html

Nausea and Vomiting in Early Pregnancy - Clinical Evidence Handbook - American Family ...

Jul 1, 2003 - What are the effects of treatments for nausea and vomiting in early pregnancy? What are the effects of treatments for hyperemesis gravidarum?

American Family Physician : Clinical Evidence Handbook

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2003/0701/p143.html

Over-the-Counter Medications in Pregnancy - American Family Physician

Jun 15, 2003 - Pregnant women commonly use over-the-counter medications. Although most over-the-counter drugs have an excellent safety profile, some have unproven safety or are known to adversely affect the fetus. The safety profile of some medications may change according to the gestational age of ...

American Family Physician : Article

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2003/0615/p2517.html

Splinter Removal - American Family Physician

Jun 15, 2003 - Splinter injuries are common, but larger and deeper splinters are often difficult and painful to remove at home. These splinters often present as a foreign body embedded in the superficial or subcutaneous soft tissues. Whenever possible, reactive objects like wood, thorns, spines, and ...

American Family Physician : Article

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2003/0615/p2557.html

Stinging Insect Allergy - American Family Physician

Jun 15, 2003 - Systemic allergic reactions to insect stings are estimated to occur in about 1 percent of children and 3 percent of adults. In children, these reactions usually are limited to cutaneous signs, with urticaria and angioedema; adults more commonly have airway obstruction or hypotension. ...

American Family Physician : Article

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2003/0615/p2541.html

Information on Medication Use in Pregnancy - Editorials - American Family Physician

Jun 15, 2003 - Advertisement << Previous article Next article >> Jun 15, 2003 Issue Editorials Information on Medication Use in Pregnancy KATHLEEN UHL, M.D., DIANNE L. KENNEDY, M.P.H., R.PH., and SANDRA L. KWEDER, M.D., U.S. Food and Drug Administration Rockville, Maryland Am Fam Physician. 2003...

American Family Physician : Editorials

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2003/0615/p2476.html

Use of Atypical Antipsychotics in Patients with Dementia - American Family Physician

Jun 1, 2003 - Increasingly, atypical antipsychotic drugs are prescribed for elderly patients with symptoms of psychosis and behavioral disturbances. These symptoms often occur in patients with Alzheimer's disease, other dementias, or Parkinson's disease. As the average age of Americans increases, the...

American Family Physician : Article

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2003/0601/p2335.html

The Basic Z-Plasty - American Family Physician

Jun 1, 2003 - Z-plasty is a plastic surgery technique that is used to improve the functional and cosmetic appearance of scars. With this technique, it is possible to redirect a scar into better alignment with a natural skin fold or the lines of least skin tension. Contracted scars may be lengthened ...

American Family Physician : Article

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2003/0601/p2329.html

Automated Ambulatory Blood Pressure Monitoring: Clinical Utility in the Family Practice...

Jun 1, 2003 - Although the percentage of patients who are treated for hypertension has increased, the percentage of those who demonstrate control of blood pressure has declined. As a result of this trend, clinicians may increasingly rely on ambulatory blood pressure monitoring to improve the ...

American Family Physician : Article

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2003/0601/p2343.html

Does Long-Term Anticoagulation Improve Function After Stroke? - Cochrane for Clinicians...

Jun 1, 2003 - There is no evidence that anticoagulation with either heparin or warfarin improves these outcomes. There is clear evidence of increased hemorrhagic complications (both fatal and nonfatal) in patients who receive anticoagulation.

American Family Physician : Cochrane for Clinicians

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2003/0601/p2317.html

Helicobacter pylori Infection - Clinical Evidence Handbook - American Family Physician

Jun 1, 2003 - What are the effects of treatments?

American Family Physician : Clinical Evidence Handbook

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2003/0601/p2359.html

Ambulatory Blood Pressure Monitoring: Technology with a Purpose - Editorials - American...

Jun 1, 2003 - Advertisement << Previous article Next article >> Jun 1, 2003 Issue Editorials Ambulatory Blood Pressure Monitoring: Technology with a Purpose MICHAEL E. ERNST, PHARM.D., BCPS College of Pharmacy and Department of Family Medicine, University of Iowa, Iowa City, Iowa GEORGE R....

American Family Physician : Editorials

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2003/0601/p2262.html

Diagnostic and Therapeutic Injection of the Hip and Knee - American Family Physician

May 15, 2003 - Joint injection of the hip and knee regions is a useful diagnostic and therapeutic tool for the family physician. In this article, the injection procedure for the greater trochanteric bursa, the knee joint, the pes anserine bursa, the iliotibial band, and the prepatellar bursa is ...

American Family Physician : Article

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2003/0515/p2147.html

Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder - Clinical Evidence Handbook - American Family...

May 1, 2003 - What are the effects of treatments?

American Family Physician : Clinical Evidence Handbook

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2003/0501/p1969.html

Ambulatory Devices for Chronic Gait Disorders in the Elderly - American Family Physician

Apr 15, 2003 - Gait disorders in the elderly are common and in most cases cannot be treated medically or surgically. Therefore, treatment often relies on ambulatory devices such as canes, crutches, and walkers. Before selecting a device, the patient should be evaluated to define whether one or both ...

American Family Physician : Article

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2003/0415/p1717.html

Valerian - American Family Physician

Apr 15, 2003 - Valerian is a traditional herbal sleep remedy that has been studied with a variety of methodologic designs using multiple dosages and preparations. Research has focused on subjective evaluations of sleep patterns, particularly sleep latency, and study populations have primarily ...

American Family Physician : Article

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2003/0415/p1755.html

Premenstrual Syndrome - American Family Physician

Apr 15, 2003 - Premenstrual syndrome, a common cyclic disorder of young and middle-aged women, is characterized by emotional and physical symptoms that consistently occur during the luteal phase of the menstrual cycle. Women with more severe affective symptoms are classified as having premenstrual ...

American Family Physician : Article

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2003/0415/p1743.html

Is Oral Sucrose an Effective Analgesic in Neonates? - Cochrane for Clinicians - ...

Apr 15, 2003 - The use of oral sucrose, with or without pacifiers, has been shown to relieve pain in neonates, as assessed by physiologic and behavioral pain indicators and pain scores.

American Family Physician : Cochrane for Clinicians

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2003/0415/p1713.html

Prevention and Treatment of Common Eye Injuries in Sports - American Family Physician

Apr 1, 2003 - Sports have become increasingly popular and account for numerous eye injuries each year. The sports that most commonly cause eye injuries, in order of decreasing frequency, are basketball, water sports, baseball, and racquet sports. Sports are classified as low risk, high risk, and very...

American Family Physician : Article

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2003/0401/p1481.html

Fusiform Excision - American Family Physician

Apr 1, 2003 - Advertisement << Previous article Next article >> Apr 1, 2003 Issue Fusiform Excision THOMAS J. ZUBER, M.D., Saginaw Cooperative Hospital, Saginaw, Michigan Am Fam Physician. 2003 Apr 1;67(7):1539-1544. Patient Information Handout Related Content Abstract Methods and Materials...

American Family Physician : Article

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2003/0401/p1539.html

Postherpetic Neuralgia - Clinical Evidence Handbook - American Family Physician

Apr 1, 2003 - What are the effects of interventions to prevent postherpetic neuralgia? What are the effects of treatments in established postherpetic neuralgia?

American Family Physician : Clinical Evidence Handbook

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2003/0401/p1557.html

Hormone Therapy: Continuing Discussion and Debate - Editorials - American Family Physician

Apr 1, 2003 - Advertisement << Previous article Next article >> Apr 1, 2003 Issue Editorials Hormone Therapy: Continuing Discussion and Debate BARBARA S. APGAR, M.D., M.S., University of Michigan Medical School, Ann Arbor, Michigan DAVID G. WEISMILLER, M.D., Sc.M., Brody School of Medicine, East...

American Family Physician : Editorials

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2003/0401/p1444.html

Diagnostic and Therapeutic Injection of the Shoulder Region - American Family Physician

Mar 15, 2003 - The shoulder is the site of multiple injuries and inflammatory conditions that lend themselves to diagnostic and therapeutic injection. Joint injection should be considered after other therapeutic interventions such as nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs, physical therapy, and ...

American Family Physician : Article

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2003/0315/p1271.html

Molluscum Contagiosum and Warts - American Family Physician

Mar 15, 2003 - Molluscum contagiosum and warts are benign epidermal eruptions resulting from viral infections of the skin. Molluscum contagiosum eruptions are usually self-limited and without sequelae, although they can be more extensive in immunocompromised persons. Spontaneous disappearance of ...

American Family Physician : Article

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2003/0315/p1233.html

Saw Palmetto for Prostate Disorders - American Family Physician

Mar 15, 2003 - Saw palmetto is an herbal product used in the treatment of symptoms related to benign prostatic hyperplasia. The active component is found in the fruit of the American dwarf palm tree. Studies have demonstrated the effectiveness of saw palmetto in reducing symptoms associated with ...

American Family Physician : Article

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2003/0315/p1281.html

Counseling for Physical Activity in Overweight and Obese Patients - American Family ...

Mar 15, 2003 - Obesity has reached epidemic proportions in the United States. More than 60 percent of U.S. adults are now overweight or obese (defined as at least 30 lb [13.6 kg] overweight), predisposing more than 97 million Americans to a host of chronic diseases and conditions. Physical activity ...

American Family Physician : Article

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2003/0315/p1249.html

Counseling Issues in Tubal Sterilization - American Family Physician

Mar 15, 2003 - Female sterilization is the number one contraceptive choice among women in the United States. Counseling issues include ensuring that the woman understands the permanence of the procedure and knowing the factors that correlate with future regret. The clinician should be aware of the ...

American Family Physician : Article

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2003/0315/p1287.html

AAFP/ACP-ASIM Release Guidelines on the Management and Prevention of Migraines - ...

Mar 15, 2003 - Guidelines for primary care physicians on the pharmacologic management of acute migraine attacks and the prevention of migraines are available from the American Academy of Family Physicians (AAFP) and the American College of Physicians–American Society of Internal Medicine (ACP-ASIM).

American Family Physician : Practice Guidelines

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2003/0315/p1392.html

AAP Releases Clinical Report on Head Lice - Practice Guidelines - American Family ...

Mar 15, 2003 - The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) has released a statement clarifying issues of diagnosis and treatment of head lice and making recommendations for dealing with it in the school setting.

American Family Physician : Practice Guidelines

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2003/0315/p1391.html

The 'Crashing Asthmatic' - American Family Physician

Mar 1, 2003 - Asthma is a common chronic disorder, with a prevalence of 8 to 10 percent in the U.S. population. From 5 to 10 percent of patients have severe disease that does not respond to typical therapeutic interventions. To prevent life-threatening sequelae, it is important to identify patients ...

American Family Physician : Article

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2003/0301/p997.html

Childhood Constipation - Clinical Evidence Handbook - American Family Physician

Mar 1, 2003 - What are the effects of treatments for childhood constipation?

American Family Physician : Clinical Evidence Handbook

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2003/0301/p1041.html

Diagnostic and Therapeutic Injection of the Wrist and Hand Region - American Family ...

Feb 15, 2003 - Joint injection of the wrist and hand region is a useful diagnostic and therapeutic tool for the family physician. In this article, the injection procedures for carpal tunnel syndrome, de Quervain's tenosynovitis, osteoarthritis of the first carpometacarpal joint, wrist ganglion cysts, ...

American Family Physician : Article

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2003/0215/p745.html

Antiviral Drugs in the Immunocompetent Host: Part II. Treatment of Influenza and ...

Feb 15, 2003 - Family physicians should be familiar with the various drugs available for treating and preventing viral infections. Part II of this two-part article focuses on agents used to manage influenza and respiratory syncytial virus. Rimantadine and amantadine traditionally have been used to ...

American Family Physician : Article

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2003/0215/p763.html

Antiviral Drugs in the Immunocompetent Host: Part I. Treatment of Hepatitis, ...

Feb 15, 2003 - Advertisement << Previous article Next article >> Feb 15, 2003 Issue Antiviral Drugs in the Immunocompetent Host: Part I. Treatment of Hepatitis, Cytomegalovirus, and Herpes Infections RICHARD COLGAN, M.D., University of Maryland School of Medicine, Baltimore, Maryland ROBERT...

American Family Physician : Article

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Common Dental Emergencies - American Family Physician

Feb 1, 2003 - Dental caries, a bacterial disease of teeth characterized by destruction of enamel and dentine, is often the underlying cause of dental pain. When a carious lesion impinges on the dental pulp, pulpitis follows and, ultimately, necrosis of the pulp occurs. Untreated necrosis may lead to ...

American Family Physician : Article

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2003/0201/p511.html

Thyroid Nodules - American Family Physician

Feb 1, 2003 - Palpable thyroid nodules occur in 4 to 7 percent of the population, but nodules found incidentally on ultrasonography suggest a prevalence of 19 to 67 percent. The majority of thyroid nodules are asymptomatic. Because about 5 percent of all palpable nodules are found to be malignant, ...

American Family Physician : Article

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2003/0201/p559.html

Hip Fractures in Adults - American Family Physician

Feb 1, 2003 - Patients with hip fracture typically present to the emergency department or their physician's office after a fall. They are often unable to walk, and they may exhibit shortening and external rotation of the affected limb. Frequently, they have hip pain. In some instances, however, ...

American Family Physician : Article

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2003/0201/p537.html

Antidepressants: Update on New Agents and Indications - American Family Physician

Feb 1, 2003 - A number of antidepressants have emerged in the U.S. market in the past two decades. Selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors have become the drugs of choice in the treatment of depression, and they are also effective in the treatment of obsessive-compulsive disorder, panic disorder, and...

American Family Physician : Article

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2003/0201/p547.html

Are Low-Fat Diets Better than Other Weight-Reducing Diets in Achieving Long-Term Weight...

Feb 1, 2003 - Low-fat diets are no better than low-calorie diets in achieving weight loss in overweight or obese people. In studies, the average weight loss after 18 months on either diet was less than 5 lb.

American Family Physician : Cochrane for Clinicians

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2003/0201/p507.html

Depression in Children and Adolescents - Clinical Evidence Handbook - American Family ...

Feb 1, 2003 - What are the effects of treatments for depression in children and adolescents? Which treatments are effective to improve long-term outcomes?

American Family Physician : Clinical Evidence Handbook

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2003/0201/p577.html

NIH Releases Statement on Managing Pain, Depression, and Fatigue in Cancer - Practice ...

Jan 15, 2003 - The National Institutes of Health (NIH) has released a statement on the management of cancer symptoms, including pain, depression, and fatigue. Physicians need to be able to identify who is at risk for these cancer-related symptoms, what treatments work best to address these problems, ...

American Family Physician : Practice Guidelines

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2003/0115/p423.html

Perioperative Management of Diabetes - American Family Physician

Jan 1, 2003 - Maintaining glycemic and metabolic control is difficult in diabetic patients who are undergoing surgery. The preoperative evaluation of all patients with diabetes should include careful screening for asymptomatic cardiac or renal disease. Frequent self-monitoring of glucose levels is ...

American Family Physician : Article

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2003/0101/p93.html

Echinacea - American Family Physician

Jan 1, 2003 - Echinacea is the name of a genus of native North American plants, commonly known as the purple coneflower. The most widely used herbal product in the United States is a liquid extract made from the root of Echinacea purpurea. Because the active component of the plant has not been ...

American Family Physician : Article

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2003/0101/p77.html

Generalized Anxiety Disorder - Clinical Evidence Handbook - American Family Physician

Jan 1, 2003 - What are the effects of treatments?

American Family Physician : Clinical Evidence Handbook

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2003/0101/p135.html

Are Metered-Dose Inhalers with Holding Chambers Better Than Nebulizers for Treating ...

Jan 1, 2003 - In the emergency room, MDIs with holding chambers are as effective as nebulizers for delivering beta2 agonists to treat acute asthma in adults and children older than age two. There might be slightly less beta2 agonist–induced tachycardia in children when MDIs with holding chambers are ...

American Family Physician : Cochrane for Clinicians

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2003/0101/p62.html

Complementary and Alternative Medicine: Examining the Evidence - Editorials - American ...

Jan 1, 2003 - Advertisement << Previous article Next article >> Jan 1, 2003 Issue Editorials Complementary and Alternative Medicine: Examining the Evidence SUMI M. SEXTON, M.D. Georgetown University Medical Center Washington, D.C. Am Fam Physician. 2003 Jan 1;67(1):36-38. Related Article The...

American Family Physician : Editorials

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2003/0101/p36.html

The Mattress Sutures: Vertical, Horizontal, and Corner Stitch - American Family Physician

Dec 15, 2002 - The interrupted vertical and horizontal mattress suture techniques are two of the most commonly used skin closure methods. These mattress sutures promote wound edge eversion and less prominent scarring. Vertical and horizontal mattress sutures allow for skin edges to be closed under ...

American Family Physician : Article

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2002/1215/p2231.html

Breast-Conserving Surgery for Breast Cancer - American Family Physician

Dec 15, 2002 - Surgical treatment of breast cancer has changed significantly in recent years. Fine-needle aspirations or core-needle biopsies can be used in the diagnostic process, thus avoiding scarring incisions. The preferred method of treatment for many women with early breast cancer is ...

American Family Physician : Article

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2002/1215/p2271.html

Diagnostic and Therapeutic Injection of the Elbow Region - American Family Physician

Dec 1, 2002 - Joint injection of the elbow is a useful diagnostic and therapeutic tool for the family physician. In this article, the injection procedures for the elbow joint, medial and lateral epicondylitis, and olecranon bursitis are reviewed. Persistent pain related to inflammatory conditions ...

American Family Physician : Article

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2002/1201/p2097.html

The Management of the Acute Migraine Headache - American Family Physician

Dec 1, 2002 - As many as 30 million Americans have migraine headaches. The impact on patients and their families can be tremendous, and treatment of migraines can present diagnostic and therapeutic challenges for family physicians. Abortive treatment options include nonspecific and migraine-specific ...

American Family Physician : Article

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2002/1201/p2123.html

Upper Respiratory Tract Infection - Clinical Evidence Handbook - American Family Physician

Dec 1, 2002 - What are the effects of treatments for upper respiratory tract infections?

American Family Physician : Clinical Evidence Handbook

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2002/1201/p2143.html

Can Melatonin Prevent or Treat Jet Lag? - Cochrane for Clinicians - American Family ...

Dec 1, 2002 - Daily doses of 0.5 to 5 mg of melatonin, taken at the target bedtime at the destination for two to five days after arrival, lessen the effects of jet lag.

American Family Physician : Cochrane for Clinicians

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2002/1201/p2087.html

AHRQ Releases Review of Treatments for Allergic and Nonallergic Rhinitis - Practice ...

Dec 1, 2002 - Rhinitis, classified as allergic or nonallergic, is a disorder characterized by inflammation of the mucous membranes lining the nasal passages. An evidence report from the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) provides a review of the available literature on the various ...

American Family Physician : Practice Guidelines

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2002/1201/p2164.html

Migraine Headache, Evidence-Based Guidelines, and the AAFP - Editorials - American ...

Dec 1, 2002 - Advertisement << Previous article Next article >> Dec 1, 2002 Issue Editorials Migraine Headache, Evidence-Based Guidelines, and the AAFP ERIC M. WALL, M.D., M.P.H. Portland, Oregon Am Fam Physician. 2002 Dec 1;66(11):2050. Related Article The article by Aukerman and colleagues1...

American Family Physician : Editorials

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2002/1201/p2050.html

Management of Irritable Bowel Syndrome - American Family Physician

Nov 15, 2002 - Irritable bowel syndrome is the most common functional disorder of the gastrointestinal tract and is frequently treated by family physicians. Despite patients' worries about the symptoms of irritable bowel syndrome, it is a benign condition. The diagnosis should be made using standard ...

American Family Physician : Article

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2002/1115/p1867.html

Topical Tacrolimus: A New Therapy for Atopic Dermatitis - American Family Physician

Nov 15, 2002 - Atopic dermatitis is a common problem affecting up to 10 percent of all children. The mainstays of therapy have been oral antihistamines, topical emollients, topical doxepin, and topical corticosteroids. Side effects associated with higher potency topical corticosteroids have limited ...

American Family Physician : Article

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2002/1115/p1899.html

Removal of Unwanted Facial Hair - American Family Physician

Nov 15, 2002 - Unwanted facial hair is a common problem that is seldom discussed in the primary care setting. Although men occasionally request removal of unwanted facial hair, women most often seek help with this condition. Physicians generally neglect to address the problem if the patient does not ...

American Family Physician : Article

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2002/1115/p1907.html

Using Medications Appropriately in Older Adults - American Family Physician

Nov 15, 2002 - Older Americans comprise 13 percent of the population, but they consume an average of 30 percent of all prescription drugs. Every day, physicians are faced with issues surrounding appropriate prescribing to older patients. Polypharmacy, use of supplements, adherence issues, and the ...

American Family Physician : Article

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2002/1115/p1917.html

CDC Releases 2002 Guidelines for Treating STDs: Part II. Human Papillomavirus and ...

Nov 15, 2002 - The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has published the 2002 guidelines for treating sexually transmitted diseases (STDs). Information on human papillomavirus (HPV) and hepatitis is included.

American Family Physician : Practice Guidelines

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2002/1115/p1996.html

Recurrent Tonsillitis - Clinical Evidence Handbook - American Family Physician

Nov 1, 2002 - Is tonsillectomy effective in severe tonsillitis in children and adults?

American Family Physician : Clinical Evidence Handbook

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2002/1101/p1735.html

CDC Releases 2002 Guidelines for Treating STDs: Part I. Diseases Characterized by ...

Nov 1, 2002 - The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has published the 2002 guidelines for treating sexually transmitted diseases (STDs). Information on diseases characterized by vaginal discharge, as well as pelvic inflammatory disease (PID) is included.

American Family Physician : Practice Guidelines

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2002/1101/p1777.html

Should We Prescribe Antibiotics for Acute Conjunctivitis? - Cochrane for Clinicians - ...

Nov 1, 2002 - This review indicates that even in high-risk patients with bacterial conjunctivitis, there is only a small benefit of treatment with antibiotics. Furthermore, most cases (64 percent) resolve spontaneously, and complications are rare. Therefore, it is reasonable to avoid antibiotic use ...

American Family Physician : Cochrane for Clinicians

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2002/1101/p1649.html

What to do When SSRIs Fail: Eight Strategies for Optimizing Treatment of Panic Disorder...

Oct 15, 2002 - Selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRIs) are the drug of choice for treatment of patients with panic disorder. Most patients have a favorable response to SSRI therapy; however, 30 percent will not be able to tolerate these drugs or will have an unfavorable or incomplete response....

American Family Physician : Article

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2002/1015/p1477.html

Knee Joint Aspiration and Injection - American Family Physician

Oct 15, 2002 - Knee joint aspiration and injection are performed to aid in diagnosis and treatment of knee joint diseases. The knee joint is the most common and the easiest joint for the physician to aspirate. One approach involves insertion of a needle 1 cm above and 1 cm lateral to the superior ...

American Family Physician : Article

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2002/1015/p1497.html

Electrosurgery for the Skin - American Family Physician

Oct 1, 2002 - The purposes of electrosurgery are to destroy benign and malignant lesions, control bleeding, and cut or excise tissue. The major modalities in electrosurgery are electrodesiccation, fulguration, electrocoagulation, and electrosection. Electrosurgery can be used for incisional ...

American Family Physician : Article

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2002/1001/p1259.html

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