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AAFP Joins Push to Immunize Health Workers Against COVID-19

The AAFP and more than 50 other medical groups on July 26 urged every health care and long-term care employer to require workers to be vaccinated against COVID-19.

AAFP News : Practice and Career

https://www.aafp.org/news/practice-professional-issues/20210728covidvacc.html

CMS releases 2022 Medicare physician fee schedule and QPP proposals -- FPM

The proposed rule has implications for telehealth, vaccine administration payment, and work RVUs, among other things.

Family Practice Management : Getting Paid : FPM Home

https://www.aafp.org/journals/fpm/blogs/gettingpaid/entry/2022_mpfs_proposal.html

Interest in Nutrition Spurred FP to Research Path

Family physician Lauren Ciszak, M.D., turned her longstanding interest in nutrition into a clinical research project that could improve patients’ physical and emotional well-being.

AAFP News : Family Doc Focus

https://www.aafp.org/news/family-doc-focus/20210726fdf-ciszak.html

Joint Statement in Support of COVID-19 Vaccine Mandates for All Workers in Health and ...

Joint Statement in Support of COVID-19 Vaccine Mandates for All Workers in Health and Long-Term Care

AAFP News : Media Center

https://www.aafp.org/news/media-center/statements/covid-vaccine-mandates.html

Here’s how to find out if you’re a 2021 qualifying participant for Medicare’s ...

CMS updated its Quality Payment Program Participation Status Tool this month based on the first snapshot of 2021 Alternative Payment Model data.

Family Practice Management : Getting Paid : FPM Home

https://www.aafp.org/journals/fpm/blogs/gettingpaid/entry/2021_qualifying_participants.html

What We’re Telling Congress To Do About Medical School Debt

AAFP Senior Vice President of Advocacy, Practice Advancement and Policy Stephanie Quinn writes in the In the Trenches Blog that the AAFP recently reminded lawmakers how forgiving medical school debt is an achievable way to strengthen the physician workforce and improve health equity.

AAFP News : Blogs

https://www.aafp.org/news/blogs/inthetrenches/entry/20210723itt-debt.html

CME Aims to Boost Immunization Rates in Black Communities

The AAFP, through a cooperative agreement with the CDC, has unveiled a comprehensive CME program designed to increase adult immunization rates among African American patients.

AAFP News : CME

https://www.aafp.org/news/education-professional-development/20210722immcme.html

DPC and COVID: Looking Back as We Move Forward

The COVID-19 pandemic isn’t over, but as we ease back into the pre-pandemic rhythm of working, seeing family and cautiously exploring public spaces, it seems only natural to take a step back and reflect on what the past year and a half have brought us. In this Fresh Perspectives blog ...

AAFP News : Blogs

https://www.aafp.org/news/blogs/freshperspectives/entry/20210722fp-dpccovid.html

10 tips for managing your EHR inbox -- FPM

For every hour physicians spend providing direct patient care, they spend nearly two hours on EHR and desk work within the clinic day, plus one to two hours after clinic. Here's how to save some time.

Family Practice Management : Quick Tips : FPM Home

https://www.aafp.org/journals/fpm/blogs/inpractice/entry/ehr_inbox_tips.html

AAFP COVID-19 CME Webinar Series On Demand

Watch AAFP’s CME webinar series on COVID-19 anytime, anywhere on demand. Get the latest clinical topic updates and perspectives with the ongoing pandemic crisis.

CME : All CME Products

https://www.aafp.org/cme/all/covid-19/webinar-series-on-demand.html

Why you may not have seen a pay increase from the 2021 E/M code revaluation -- FPM

Given the significant increases in wRVUs for E/M services, many primary care physicians have been asking, Why hasn’t my pay increased? There are two main factors to consider.

Family Practice Management : Getting Paid : FPM Home

https://www.aafp.org/journals/fpm/blogs/gettingpaid/entry/primary_care_pay_revaluation.html

Closing the Gaps on Health Disparities

FMX speaker Andrea Westby, M.D., is challenging race-based clinical practices and working to diversify the family medicine workforce.

AAFP News : Family Doc Focus

https://www.aafp.org/news/family-doc-focus/20210720fdf-westby.html

Three areas where progress is being made on administrative simplification -- FPM

Administrative tasks take up too much of family physicians’ time, but efforts are underway to streamline burdensome processes.

Family Practice Management : Quick Tips : FPM Home

https://www.aafp.org/journals/fpm/blogs/inpractice/entry/administrative_simplification_progress.html

FMX Product Theaters | MedTalks

Become an AAFP Family Medicine Experience (FMX) Exhibitor. September 28-October 2, 2021.

Events : FMX 2021

https://www.aafp.org/events/fmx/exhibitors/product-theaters.html

New CME Helps Family Physicians Fight Imposter Syndrome

A new, member-exclusive CME activity on overcoming imposter syndrome aims to support family physicians who are underrepresented in medicine.

AAFP News : CME

https://www.aafp.org/news/education-professional-development/20210719impostercme.html

How to use today’s visit to plan for the next one -- FPM

Pre-visit planning is a way to ensure that your patients get the tests they need, and you get the results you need, before their next visit.

Family Practice Management : Quick Tips : FPM Home

https://www.aafp.org/journals/fpm/blogs/inpractice/entry/previsit_plan.html

New Clinical Guidance Page Highlights Academy COPD Resources

The AAFP has created a COPD clinical guidance webpage that features a new guideline from the Academy on pharmacologic management of COPD exacerbations.

AAFP News : Patient Care

https://www.aafp.org/news/health-of-the-public/20210716copd.html

AAFP Resources Explore Administrative Simplification

Visit the AAFP’s newly launched Administrative Simplification webpage for a look at how the Academy is working to cut administrative burden. It’s a battle that’s being fought on multiple fronts, and this new resource highlights many of those efforts.

AAFP News : Practice and Career

https://www.aafp.org/news/practice-professional-issues/20210716adminsimp.html

Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease - American Family Physician

Jul 15, 2021 - This collection features AFP content on chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) and related issues, including acute and chronic COPD, spirometry, pulmonary rehabilitation, oxygen therapy, corticosteriods, and pulmonary complications. This collection features AFP content on chronic ...

American Family Physician : AFP By Topic

https://www.aafp.org/afp/topicModules/viewTopicModule.htm?topicModuleId=32

Skin Conditions - American Family Physician

Jul 15, 2021 - This collection features AFP content on common skin conditions and related issues, including acne, dermatitis, dermatologic emergencies, generalized rash, lichen planus, nail disorders, newborn skin, office procedures, premalignant lesions, and psoriasis. This collection features AFP ...

American Family Physician : AFP By Topic

https://www.aafp.org/afp/topicModules/viewTopicModule.htm?topicModuleId=21

Musculoskeletal Care - American Family Physician

Jul 15, 2021 - This collection features AFP content on musculoskeletal care and related issues, including fracture management, joint aspiration, joint injections, pain in various parts of the body (foot and ankle; neck and back; hip; knee; arm and shoulder; and wrist and hand). This collection ...

American Family Physician : AFP By Topic

https://www.aafp.org/afp/topicModules/viewTopicModule.htm?topicModuleId=17

Dementia - American Family Physician

Jul 15, 2021 - This collection features AFP content on dementia and related issues, including Alzheimer’s, Binswanger’s type, dementia, and dementia with Lewy bodies. This collection features AFP content on dementia and related issues, including Alzheimer’s, Binswanger’s type, dementia, and dementia ...

American Family Physician : AFP By Topic

https://www.aafp.org/afp/topicModules/viewTopicModule.htm?topicModuleId=5

Pain: Chronic - American Family Physician

Jul 15, 2021 - This collection features AFP content on chronic pain and related issues, including end-of-life care, NSAIDs, and opioid therapy. This collection features AFP content on chronic pain and related issues, including end-of-life care, NSAIDs, and opioid therapy.

American Family Physician : AFP By Topic

https://www.aafp.org/afp/topicModules/viewTopicModule.htm?topicModuleId=61

HIV/AIDS - American Family Physician

Jul 15, 2021 - This collection features AFP content on human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) and AIDS and related issues, including antiretroviral therapy, behavioral counseling, HIV testing, sexually transmitted diseases, and infection prevention. This collection features AFP content on human ...

American Family Physician : AFP By Topic

https://www.aafp.org/afp/topicModules/viewTopicModule.htm?topicModuleId=11

LGBTQ+ Patient Care Online CME | AAFP

Explore issues affecting LGBTQ+ community and earn 6.5 CME credits. Topics: peripartum care, health inequalities for LGBTQ+ youth, and HIV prevention.

CME : All CME Products

https://www.aafp.org/cme/all/lgbtq-plus-patient-care.html

Stream Chronic Diseases CME Conference in December | AAFP

Stay ahead of common patient conditions by registering for AAFP's Care of Chronic Conditions virtual CME conference Dec 1-4. Earn up to 26 CME credits.

CME : All CME Products

https://www.aafp.org/cme/all/chronic-conditions/streaming.html

Simplify Allergy Testing and Patient Health Management

A patient presents with a cough, shortness of breath, headache, and congestion. Is it a respiratory infection? Asthma? Or an allergy? Unfortunately, all three can have similar symptoms, making them difficult to differentiate. Being able to confirm a patient has allergies as the cause of...

About AAFP : Engage With Us

https://www.aafp.org/about/engage/sponsored-resources/simplify-allergy-testing-and-patient-health-management.html

Help Patients Visualize Insomnia for Others

Things that are hard to see can be even harder to explain, especially for your patients with insomnia. But now there’s a way you can help them visualize insomnia—and even find the words to describe their struggle to family and friends—with the See My Insomnia visualizer.

About AAFP : Engage With Us

https://www.aafp.org/about/engage/sponsored-resources/help-patients-visualize-insomnia-for-others.html

Staying Between the Lines: Why Time in Range Matters

Do you know what time in range (TIR) is? A recent Dexcom survey found that nearly half of people with insulin-treated diabetes are unaware of TIR. A glucose monitoring metric, TIR denotes the percentage of time an individual’s glucose level is within target range (70-180 mg/dL) and is ...

About AAFP : Engage With Us

https://www.aafp.org/about/engage/sponsored-resources/staying-between-the-lines-why-time-in-range-matters1.html

Nominations Open for Wonca North America Presidency

Family physicians who are interested in global health issues and have strong leadership skills may apply through Aug. 6 for consideration as the next regional president for the North America Region of the World Organization of Family Doctors.

AAFP News : Inside the Academy

https://www.aafp.org/news/inside-aafp/20210715woncanorthamerica.html

AAFP Notches Multiple Advocacy Wins for IMGs

The AAFP has scored a number of victories on behalf of international medical graduates, who account for more than 20 percent of the family physician workforce.

AAFP News : Advocacy and Government

https://www.aafp.org/news/government-medicine/20210714imgadvocacy.html

Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) -- FPM Topic Collection

Jul 13, 2021 - Coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) is an infectious disease caused by severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) that was declared a pandemic by the World Health Organization on March 11, 2020. Common symptoms include fever, cough, and shortness of breath. The ...

Family Practice Management : Topic Collections

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/topicModules/viewTopicModule.htm?topicModuleId=113

Topic Collections -- FPM

Jul 13, 2021 - FPM editors' choice of best available content for family physicians.

Family Practice Management : Topic Collections

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/topicModules/viewAll.htm

Practice Efficiency -- FPM Topic Collection

Jul 13, 2021 - This article collection features popular FPM content on the subject of practice efficiency. This article collection features popular FPM content on the subject of practice efficiency.

Family Practice Management : Topic Collections

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/topicModules/viewTopicModule.htm?topicModuleId=44

Physician Burnout & Work-Life Balance -- FPM Topic Collection

Jul 13, 2021 - This article collection features popular FPM content on the subject of life balance -- from finding joy in your work to blending work and family. This article collection features popular FPM content on the subject of life balance -- from finding joy in your work to blending work and ...

Family Practice Management : Topic Collections

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/topicModules/viewTopicModule.htm?topicModuleId=43

Administrative Simplification -- FPM Topic Collection

Jul 13, 2021 - The documentation, paperwork, and quality reporting burden on physicians is immense. What can physicians do to reduce their administrative hassles, and what are organizations doing on their behalf? This FPM topic collection explores these issues. The documentation, paperwork, and ...

Family Practice Management : Topic Collections

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/topicModules/viewTopicModule.htm?topicModuleId=112

Electronic Health Records -- FPM Topic Collection

Jul 13, 2021 - This article collection features popular FPM content on the subject of electronic health records -- from selecting an EHR system to optimizing an EHR in your practice. This article collection features popular FPM content on the subject of electronic health records -- from selecting an ...

Family Practice Management : Topic Collections

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/topicModules/viewTopicModule.htm?topicModuleId=34

FP Essentials #506 Heart Failure | July 2021 | AAFP Restricted content. Login required.

FP Essentials is a monthly monograph focused on family medicine clinical topics. This edition on heart failure includes topics on preserved or reduced ejection fraction, right-sided heart failure, and advanced refractory heart failure.

CME | FP Essentials : Subscriptions

https://www.aafp.org/cme/subscriptions/fp-essentials/editions/506-ed.html

Administrative Simplification

Family physicians can learn how the AAFP advocates for and works to increase administrative simplification so that physicians can increase time spent caring for patients and find greater joy in practice.

Membership : Key Initiatives

https://www.aafp.org/membership/initiatives/administrative-simplification.html

Payment Program Aims to Boost Health Center OUD Treatment

A new program from the Health Resources and Services Administration will compensate certain facilities that employ family physicians and other clinicians who have recently obtained a buprenorphine waiver.

AAFP News : Practice and Career

https://www.aafp.org/news/practice-professional-issues/20210713hrsawaiver.html

Time to Report on CARES Act’s Provider Relief Fund Payments

Physicians who received payments through the Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security Act’s Provider Relief Fund that exceeded $10,000 total from April 10-June 30, 2020, are required to report on the use of those funds during the current reporting period between now and Sept. 30, ...

AAFP News : Advocacy and Government

https://www.aafp.org/news/government-medicine/20210713prfreporting.html

Facing recoupment of COVID-19 advanced payments? This updated info could be useful -- FPM

The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services recently updated its FAQ page for the COVID-19 Accelerated or Advanced Payment program.

Family Practice Management : Getting Paid : FPM Home

https://www.aafp.org/journals/fpm/blogs/gettingpaid/entry/faq_update.html

Rush Mentor Aims to Bolster Primary Care Pipeline

Carl Lambert Jr., M.D., said it was a blessing to find a Black male family physician role model during medical school. Now he aims to fill that mentoring role for others.

AAFP News : Family Doc Focus

https://www.aafp.org/news/family-doc-focus/20210712fdf-lambert.html

Members-only E/M Guidelines Webinar Recording Now Online

AAFP members who weren’t able to view last month’s live webinar, Demystifying the 2021 Office Visit E/M Guidelines, can now access a recorded version of the event.

AAFP News : Practice and Career

https://www.aafp.org/news/practice-professional-issues/20210712e-mresourceupdts.html

Family Medicine Groups Join Call for Another Virtual Match

The AAFP and other family medicine organizations have issued recommendations for the 2021-22 Match cycle, including direction regarding virtual interviews, and the Academy has several resources to assist in the process.

AAFP News : CME

https://www.aafp.org/news/education-professional-development/20210709match2022.html

AAFP-PT Orders for 2022 Now Being Accepted

If you’re one of the majority of family physicians who have chosen to streamline the care you offer patients by performing many of your own laboratory tests using AAFP Proficiency Testing, you should know that you can now access the program’s 2022 specimen catalog and order forms.

AAFP News : Practice and Career

https://www.aafp.org/news/practice-professional-issues/20210708aafp-pt2022.html

Tar Wars Campaign Releases Updated Resources

The AAFP has updated the Tar Wars campaign Presentation and Program Guide tools, giving participants cutting-edge resources to educate school-aged children about the harms of tobacco use.

AAFP News : Patient Care

https://www.aafp.org/news/health-of-the-public/20210707tarwars.html

Family Medicine RapSDI Program 2021 Scholars Announced

Following a lengthy application process, the Family Medicine Discovers Rapid Cycle Scientific Discovery and Innovation initiative has selected two RapSDI scholars for 2021.

AAFP News : Inside the Academy

https://www.aafp.org/news/inside-aafp/20210707rapsdi.html

First reporting period for Provider Relief Funds now open -- FPM

Recipients of one or more payments exceeding $10,000 total during the first payment period are required to report the use of those funds during the current reporting period.

Family Practice Management : Getting Paid : FPM Home

https://www.aafp.org/journals/fpm/blogs/gettingpaid/entry/prf_reporting_open.html

Direct Primary Care Was the Change She Needed

DPC Summit speaker Jennifer Harader says changing to direct primary care increased her scope of practice, improved her work-life balance and saved her career.

AAFP News : Family Doc Focus

https://www.aafp.org/news/family-doc-focus/20210706fdf-harader.html

We’ll Take Every Opportunity to Push for Real Health Equity

In recent letters to Congress and the Office of Management and Budget, the Academy again showed leaders the map for improving health equity. All of its roads lead to primary care.

AAFP News : Blogs

https://www.aafp.org/news/blogs/inthetrenches/entry/20210706itt-equity.html

Leaders Ensure Family Medicine Perspective Is Heard

Family physician Gerald Harmon, M.D., was recently installed as AMA president. AAFP President Ada Stewart, M.D., writes that it is imperative for family medicine to be represented in such leadership roles when policies that affect physicians and patients are being debated.

AAFP News : Blogs

https://www.aafp.org/news/blogs/wordfrompresident/entry/20210702wfp-leadership.html

Care of the College Student - American Family Physician Restricted content. Login required.

Jul 1, 2021 - Approximately 19 million students attend college in the United States. Although they are generally healthy, about 20% of youth have special health care needs, including asthma, diabetes mellitus, and learning, mental health, and substance use disorders. Physicians can facilitate the ...

American Family Physician : Article

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2021/0800/p141.html

Dysmenorrhea - American Family Physician Restricted content. Login required.

Jul 1, 2021 - Dysmenorrhea is common and usually independent of, rather than secondary to, pelvic pathology. Dysmenorrhea occurs in 50% to 90% of adolescent girls and women of reproductive age and is a leading cause of absenteeism. Secondary dysmenorrhea as a result of endometriosis, pelvic anatomic ...

American Family Physician : Article

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2021/0800/p164.html

Human Papillomavirus: Screening, Testing, and Prevention - American Family Physician Restricted content. Login required.

Jul 1, 2021 - With more than 200 types identified, human papillomavirus (HPV) commonly causes infections of the skin and mucosa. HPV infection is the most common sexually transmitted infection in the United States. Although most HPV infections are transient and subclinical, some lead to clinical ...

American Family Physician : Article

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2021/0800/p152.html

Sinus Node Dysfunction - American Family Physician Restricted content. Login required.

Jul 1, 2021 - Sinus node dysfunction, previously known as sick sinus syndrome, describes disorders related to abnormal conduction and propagation of electrical impulses at the sinoatrial node. An abnormal atrial rate may result in the inability to meet physiologic demands, especially during periods ...

American Family Physician : Article

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2021/0800/p179.html

Unintentional Weight Loss in Older Adults - American Family Physician Restricted content. Login required.

Jul 1, 2021 - Unintentional weight loss in people older than 65 years is associated with increased morbidity and mortality. Nonmalignant diseases are more common causes of unintentional weight loss in this population than malignant causes. However, malignancy accounts for up to one-third of cases of ...

American Family Physician : Article

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2021/0700/p34.html

Breast Cancer Treatment - American Family Physician Restricted content. Login required.

Jul 1, 2021 - Breast cancer is the leading cause of death from cancer in women worldwide, and the second most common cause of death from cancer in women in the United States. Risk assessment tools can identify the risk of breast cancer, and patients at high risk may be candidates for risk-reducing ...

American Family Physician : Article

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2021/0800/p171.html

Pertussis: Common Questions and Answers - American Family Physician Restricted content. Login required.

Jul 1, 2021 - Pertussis, also known as whooping cough, remains a public health concern despite expanded immunization recommendations over the past three decades. The presentation of pertussis, which is variable and evolves over the course of the disease, includes nonspecific symptoms in the catarrhal...

American Family Physician : Article

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2021/0800/p186.html

Top 20 Research Studies of 2020 for Primary Care Physicians - American Family Physician Restricted content. Login required.

Jul 1, 2021 - This article summarizes the top 20 research studies of 2020 identified as POEMs (patient-oriented evidence that matters), including the two most highly rated guidelines of the year on gout and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). Regarding COVID-19, handwashing and social ...

American Family Physician : Article

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2021/0700/p41.html

Pharmacologic Therapy for Acute Pain - American Family Physician Restricted content. Login required.

Jul 1, 2021 - Pharmacologic management of acute pain should be tailored for each patient, including a review of treatment expectations and a plan for the time course of prescriptions. Acetaminophen and nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) are first-line treatment options for most patients ...

American Family Physician : Article

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2021/0700/p63.html

Complex Regional Pain Syndrome - American Family Physician Restricted content. Login required.

Jul 1, 2021 - Complex regional pain syndrome (CRPS) is a rare, chronic pain disorder. It is challenging for patients and physicians because it leads to significant morbidity due to chronic pain that may last for years. CRPS typically develops four to six weeks after direct trauma, such as an injury ...

American Family Physician : Article

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2021/0700/p49.html

Management of Infants Born to Mothers with HIV Infection - American Family Physician Restricted content. Login required.

Jul 1, 2021 - In the United States, approximately 5,000 women living with HIV infection give birth each year. HIV can be transmitted from a mother to her child at any time during pregnancy, labor and delivery, and breastfeeding. Because of effective preventive measures, the transmission rate from ...

American Family Physician : Article

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2021/0700/p58.html

Costochondritis: Rapid Evidence Review - American Family Physician Restricted content. Login required.

Jul 1, 2021 - << Previous article Next article >> Jul 01, 2021 Issue Costochondritis: Rapid Evidence Review TIMOTHY MOTT, MD; GREGORY JONES, MD; and KIMBERLY ROMAN, MD, South Baldwin Regional Medical Center Family Medicine Residency Program, Foley, Alabama Am Fam Physician. 2021 Jul ;104(1):73-78....

American Family Physician : Article

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2021/0700/p73.html

Inhaled Budesonide Reduces the Risk of Emergency Department Evaluation or ... Restricted content. Login required.

Jul 1, 2021 - Inhaled budesonide, 800 mcg twice daily, significantly reduces the likelihood that patients with early COVID-19 will require emergency department evaluation or hospitalization (number needed to treat = 7 to 8). This is a widely available, relatively inexpensive drug with the potential ...

American Family Physician : POEMs

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2021/0800/p207.html

Iron Deficiency Anemia: Guidelines from the American Gastroenterological Association - ... Restricted content. Login required.

Jul 1, 2021 - The American Gastroenterological Association developed guidelines for the evaluation of IDA in adults.

American Family Physician : Practice Guidelines

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2021/0800/p211.html

Screening for Hypertension in Adults - Putting Prevention into Practice - American ... Restricted content. Login required.

Jul 1, 2021 - A 23-year-old patient, M.C., comes to your office for a wellness visit with no concerns. On reviewing the patient's medical record, you note that M.C. has a history of polycystic ovary syndrome, blood pressure of 110/70 mm Hg from a visit one year ago, and a body mass index of 28.2 kg ...

American Family Physician : Putting Prevention into Practice

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2021/0800/p193.html

Management of Gout: Update from the American College of Rheumatology - Practice ... Restricted content. Login required.

Jul 1, 2021 - The American College of Rheumatology published updated guidelines for gout management focused on improving prevention of flare-ups.

American Family Physician : Practice Guidelines

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2021/0800/p209.html

Pharmacologic Management of COPD Exacerbations: A Clinical Practice Guideline from the ...

Jul 1, 2021 - The American Academy of Family Physicians has published guidelines for treating acute exacerbations of COPD.

American Family Physician : Practice Guidelines

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2021/0700/od1.html

Can Pioglitazone Prevent or Delay Type 2 Diabetes in Patients with Prediabetes? - ... Restricted content. Login required.

Jul 1, 2021 - Pioglitazone prevents or delays the incidence of type 2 diabetes in individuals with prediabetes when compared with placebo (absolute risk reduction [ARR] = 11.3%; 95% CI, 0.9% to 15.6%; number needed to treat [NNT] = 9) or no intervention (ARR = 13.3%; 95% CI, 11.6% to 14.9%; NNT = 7)....

American Family Physician : Cochrane for Clinicians

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2021/0800/p139.html

Diagnosis and Initial Management of Acute Colonic Diverticulitis - Implementing AHRQ ... Restricted content. Login required.

Jul 1, 2021 - What are the benefits and harms of diagnostic testing, and what is the effectiveness of treatment options for acute colonic diverticulitis?

American Family Physician : Implementing AHRQ Effective Health Care Reviews

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2021/0800/p195.html

Hydrochlorothiazide vs. Chlorthalidone for the Treatment of Hypertension - FPIN's Help ... Restricted content. Login required.

Jul 1, 2021 - Chlorthalidone reduces systolic blood pressure by 10 mm Hg more than hydrochlorothiazide at equal dosages in patients using monotherapy. Low-dose chlorthalidone and controlled-release hydrochlorothiazide reduce 24-hour ambulatory systolic blood pressure and diastolic blood pressure, ...

American Family Physician : FPIN's Help Desk Answers

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2021/0800/p203.html

GeneSight Psychotropic Genetic Testing for Psychiatric Medication Selection - ... Restricted content. Login required.

Jul 1, 2021 - The GeneSight test may assist in drug selection and dosing for individuals having difficulty finding an effective option or who have had intolerable adverse effects after trials of several drugs. However, because only a small population of patients are expected to have genetic ...

American Family Physician : Diagnostic Tests: What Physicians Need to Know

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2021/0700/p89.html

Red, Raised Papule on the Chest - Photo Quiz - American Family Physician Restricted content. Login required.

Jul 1, 2021 - A patient presented with a red, slightly raised papule on the anterior chest wall.

American Family Physician : Photo Quiz

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2021/0800/p199.html

Treatment of Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease Exacerbations: Guidelines from the ... Restricted content. Login required.

Jul 1, 2021 - Run by May 2022; run with ATS and VA/DoD PGs; conflicts:

American Family Physician : Practice Guidelines

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2021/0700/p100.html

Treatment of Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease: Guidelines from the American ... Restricted content. Login required.

Jul 1, 2021 - The American Thoracic Society published guidelines for pharmacologic management of COPD and long-term oxygen therapy for COPD and interstitial lung disease based on systematic reviews.

American Family Physician : Practice Guidelines

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2021/0700/p102.html

Treatment of Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease: Guidelines from the VA/DoD - ... Restricted content. Login required.

Jul 1, 2021 - The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs and U.S. Department of Defense published guidelines for the primary care management of COPD.

American Family Physician : Practice Guidelines

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2021/0700/p98.html

Clascoterone (Winlevi) for the Treatment of Acne - STEPS - American Family Physician Restricted content. Login required.

Jul 1, 2021 - More comparative data are needed to justify the use of clascoterone over less expensive, currently available therapies for moderate to severe acne. However, systemic absorption of clascoterone is low, and it may serve as a safe alternative for patients 12 years and older who saw ...

American Family Physician : STEPS

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2021/0700/p93.html

Acute Sharp Flank Pain - Photo Quiz - American Family Physician Restricted content. Login required.

Jul 1, 2021 - A patient presented with stiffness and pain in his lower back and both thighs and an abnormal CT scan.

American Family Physician : Photo Quiz

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2021/0800/p201.html

Rapid Point-of-Care Antigen and Molecular Tests for Diagnosis of SARS-CoV-2 Infection -... Restricted content. Login required.

Jul 1, 2021 - SARS-CoV-2 antigen tests have an average sensitivity of 68.9% and an average specificity of 99.6%. Accuracy depends on symptom status, time from symptom onset, and test brand.

American Family Physician : Cochrane for Clinicians

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SGLT2 Inhibitors or GLP-1 Receptor Agonists Reduce Cardiovascular Outcomes in Patients ... Restricted content. Login required.

Jul 1, 2021 - SGLT2 inhibitors, the diabetes medications ending in -flozin, and GLP-1 receptor agonists, the -tide medications, decrease cardiovascular and renal outcomes to a greater extent than placebo or other treatments. They should be considered in addition to metformin and other ...

American Family Physician : POEMs

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Fallacies and Dangers of Practicing Race-Based Medicine - Editorials - American Family ...

Jul 1, 2021 - Race does not have a biologic definition, but rather a political and social one that is fluid and independent of science. Nevertheless, the medical community uses race as a scientific variable in several prominent clinical situations, including calculation of atherosclerotic ...

American Family Physician : Editorials

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Levonorgestrel-Releasing Intrauterine System for Reducing Heavy Menstrual Bleeding - ... Restricted content. Login required.

Jul 1, 2021 - The levonorgestrel-releasing intrauterine system is more effective than other medical therapies at reducing menstrual bleeding volume, with similar rates of adverse effects. The effectiveness of the levonorgestrel-releasing intrauterine system compared with endometrial ablation and ...

American Family Physician : Cochrane for Clinicians

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Prenatal Vitamins, Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome, Alcohol Misuse, Hernia, Anaphylaxis, ... Restricted content. Login required.

Jul 1, 2021 - Key clinical questions and their evidence-based answers directly from the journal’s content, written by and for family physicians.

American Family Physician : AFP Clinical Answers

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More than One-Half of Adults Hospitalized for COVID-19 Still Report Significant ... Restricted content. Login required.

Jul 1, 2021 - This study found that more than one-half of the adults (51%) who had been hospitalized for COVID-19 reported a significant amount of persistent symptoms four months after discharge.

American Family Physician : POEMs

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Physical Activity and the Prevention of Depression - FPIN's Clinical Inquiries - ... Restricted content. Login required.

Jul 1, 2021 - Physical activity appears to be associated with a lower risk of developing depression and depressive symptoms.

American Family Physician : FPIN's Clinical Inquiries

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Screening for Lung Cancer - Putting Prevention into Practice - American Family Physician Restricted content. Login required.

Jul 1, 2021 - S.J., a 68-year-old Black man, comes to your office to establish care after recently moving to the area. S.J. has a history of allergic rhinitis, osteoarthritis, and gastroesophageal reflux disease. Additionally, he has a 39-pack-year history of smoking but quit six years ago.

American Family Physician : Putting Prevention into Practice

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Diary of a Family Physician - Aug 01, 2021 - American Family Physician

Jul 1, 2021 - First-person accounts from the front lines of family medicine.

American Family Physician : Diary of a Family Physician

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Tighter Blood Pressure Control Does Not Increase the Likelihood of Orthostatic ... Restricted content. Login required.

Jul 1, 2021 - Orthostatic hypotension, a drop of 20 mm Hg systolic or 10 mm Hg diastolic after moving from sitting to standing, was not associated with more intensive treatment of blood pressure and may be less likely to occur with intensive treatment.

American Family Physician : POEMs

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Pharmacologic Management of Agitation in Patients with Dementia - FPIN's Clinical ... Restricted content. Login required.

Jul 1, 2021 - Selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors and risperidone are moderately effective at decreasing agitation in all types of dementia. Olanzapine and risperidone reduce dementia-related agitation much longer than placebo. Dextromethorphan/quinidine may be effective at reducing agitation in ...

American Family Physician : FPIN's Clinical Inquiries

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Skin Inflammation After Immunization - Photo Quiz - American Family Physician Restricted content. Login required.

Jul 1, 2021 - A patient develops erythema and warmth on the arm two weeks after receiving the first dose of the mRNA-1273 vaccine against the SARS-CoV-2 virus.

American Family Physician : Photo Quiz

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Accuracy of Ultrasonography for the Diagnosis of Small Bowel Obstruction - Medicine by ... Restricted content. Login required.

Jul 1, 2021 - According to a meta-analysis including prospective observational studies evaluating the accuracy of ultrasonography for the diagnosis of small bowel obstruction, ultrasonography appears to be highly sensitive and specific for this use.

American Family Physician : Medicine by the Numbers

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State-Level Variation in Primary Care Physician Density - Graham Center Policy ...

Jul 1, 2021 - Despite representing only one-third of the physician workforce in the United States, primary care physicians (PCPs) are the first contact with the health care system for most patients. A 2010 report by the Council on Graduate Medical Education recommended that 40% of the physician ...

American Family Physician : Graham Center Policy One-Pagers

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Once-Weekly Semaglutide Is an Effective Adjunct for Weight Loss in Adults without ... Restricted content. Login required.

Jul 1, 2021 - Once-weekly subcutaneous semaglutide used as an adjunct to intensive behavioral therapy significantly improves the likelihood that adults without diabetes who are overweight or obese will lose at least 5% of their baseline body weight compared with placebo.

American Family Physician : POEMs

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Acromioclavicular Joint Dislocation: Surgical vs. Conservative Interventions - Cochrane... Restricted content. Login required.

Jul 1, 2021 - Surgical treatment for AC joint dislocation of the shoulder does not appear to be superior to conservative management in adults. Surgical therapy increases the risk of hardware complications, infection, and continued discomfort.

American Family Physician : Cochrane for Clinicians

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Addressing Loneliness and Social Isolation in Older Adults - Curbside Consultation - ... Restricted content. Login required.

Jul 1, 2021 - Social isolation and loneliness are increasingly recognized as complex clinical and public health problems, particularly in older adults, leading to adverse mental and physical health outcomes. The COVID-19 pandemic has led to physical distancing policies, which have exacerbated ...

American Family Physician : Curbside Consultation

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Graham Center Policy One-Pagers Provide Perspectives on the State of Primary Care - ...

Jul 1, 2021 - Previous Graham Center Policy One-Pagers published in AFP have provided timely perspectives on a range of topics. In 2020, the Graham Center, in collaboration with IBM Watson Health and the American Board of Family Medicine, produced a chartbook of statistics on the current state of ...

American Family Physician : Editorials

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Nontender Rash on the Soles of the Feet in a Febrile Adult - Photo Quiz - American ... Restricted content. Login required.

Jul 1, 2021 - A patient with multiple medical conditions presented with nonpurulent cellulitis and MRSA bacteremia.

American Family Physician : Photo Quiz

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Prioritizing Primary Care Can Save the U.S. Health Care System - Editorials - American ...

Jul 1, 2021 - Can prioritizing primary care save the U.S. health care system?

American Family Physician : Editorials

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Single-Dose Opioid Analgesics Offer No Benefit over Nonopioid Analgesia for ... Restricted content. Login required.

Jul 1, 2021 - A single dose of opioid analgesics provides similar acute pain relief compared with a single dose of a combination of acetaminophen and ibuprofen in patients with acute musculoskeletal pain in the emergency department.

American Family Physician : POEMs

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