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AFP By Topic - American Family Physician

May 24, 2022 - Editors' Choice of Best Available Content

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COVID-19 - American Family Physician

May 24, 2022 - Advertisement AFP BY TOPIC COVID-19 Editors' Choice of Best Available Content COVID-19 is an infectious disease caused by an enveloped single-stranded RNA novel coronavirus, severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2), that was declared a pandemic by the World...

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Skin Conditions - American Family Physician

May 13, 2022 - 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

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Musculoskeletal Care - American Family Physician

May 13, 2022 - 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

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Prenatal Care - American Family Physician

May 13, 2022 - This collection features AFP content on prenatal care and related issues, including preconception care, folic acid, medication safety, nausea and vomiting, pregnancy complications, and prenatal screening. This collection features AFP content on prenatal care and related issues, ...

American Family Physician : AFP By Topic

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Sexually Transmitted Infections - American Family Physician

May 13, 2022 - This collection features AFP content on sexually transmitted disease and related issues, including chlamydia, genital herpes, gonorrhea, human papillomavirus, and syphilis. This collection features AFP content on sexually transmitted disease and related issues, including chlamydia, ...

American Family Physician : AFP By Topic

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Care of Special Populations - American Family Physician

May 13, 2022 - This collection features AFP content on the care of special populations and related issues, including ethnic minorities; gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgendered persons; homeless and uninsured persons; and mentally retarded persons. This collection features AFP content on the care of ...

American Family Physician : AFP By Topic

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Labor, Delivery, and Postpartum Issues - American Family Physician

May 13, 2022 - This collection features AFP content on labor, delivery, and postpartum issues and related topics, including breastfeeding, cesarean delivery, episiotomy, labor pain management, postpartum hemorrhage, preterm labor and birth, shoulder dystocia, umbilical cord blood storage, and vaginal ...

American Family Physician : AFP By Topic

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Seizure Disorders - American Family Physician

May 13, 2022 - This collection features AFP content on seizure disorders, including antiepileptic medications, epilepsy, febrile seizures, nonepileptic seizures, seizures in the elderly, and status epilepticus. This collection features AFP content on seizure disorders, including antiepileptic ...

American Family Physician : AFP By Topic

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Kidney Disease - American Family Physician

May 13, 2022 - This collection features AFP content on kidney disease and related issues, including acute renal failure, chronic kidney disease, dialysis, hematuria, proteinuria, and renal disease. This collection features AFP content on kidney disease and related issues, including acute renal ...

American Family Physician : AFP By Topic

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Cancer - American Family Physician

May 13, 2022 - This collection features AFP content on cancer and related issues, including various types (breast, cervical, childhood, colorectal, lung, oral, ovarian, prostate, skin, testicular, and other types of cancer). This collection features AFP content on cancer and related issues, including ...

American Family Physician : AFP By Topic

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Immunizations (excluding Influenza) - American Family Physician

May 13, 2022 - This collection features AFP content on child and adult immunizations (excluding influenza) and related issues, including travel immunizations and specific immunizations (hepatitis A and B, herpes zoster, human papillomavirus, meningococcus, pertussis, pneumococcus, rotavirus, smallpox,...

American Family Physician : AFP By Topic

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Substance Use Disorders - American Family Physician

May 13, 2022 - Advertisement AFP BY TOPIC Substance Use Disorders Editors' Choice of Best Available Content This collection features the best content from AFP, as identified by the AFP editors, on substance use disorders and related issues, including addiction, drug dependence, and urine drug...

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Constipation in Children and Adolescents: Evaluation and Treatment - American Family ... Restricted content. Login required.

May 1, 2022 - Constipation in children is usually functional constipation without an organic cause. Organic causes of constipation in children, which include Hirschsprung disease, cystic fibrosis, and spinal cord abnormalities, commonly present with red flag signs and symptoms. A history and physical...

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Tendinopathies of the Foot and Ankle - American Family Physician Restricted content. Login required.

May 1, 2022 - Tendinopathies of the foot and ankle, including posterior tibial, peroneal, and tibialis anterior, are commonly overlooked by primary care physicians. The posterior tibial tendon is the main dynamic stabilizing muscle of the medial longitudinal arch. Patients who have posterior tibial ...

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Sexually Transmitted Infections: Updates From the 2021 CDC Guidelines - American Family... Restricted content. Login required.

May 1, 2022 - Sexually transmitted infection (STI) rates are increasing for most nationally notifiable disease categories in the United States. The 2021 Centers for Disease Control and Prevention STI guidelines provide several updated, evidence-based testing and treatment recommendations. The ...

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Evaluation After a First Seizure in Adults - American Family Physician Restricted content. Login required.

May 1, 2022 - Seizures are transient signs and symptoms of abnormal, excessive, or synchronous neuronal activity in the brain. Up to 10% of adults have a seizure during their lifetime, with increasing incidence in people older than 55 years. One-third of people have a recurrent seizure within one ...

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Lung Cancer: Diagnosis, Treatment Principles, and Screening - American Family Physician Restricted content. Login required.

May 1, 2022 - Lung cancer is the second most common cancer in men and women in the United States; however, it remains the leading cause of cancer-related death in the United States and worldwide. The most common but nonspecific symptom of lung cancer is cough. Associated symptoms, including ...

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Child Abuse: Approach and Management - American Family Physician Restricted content. Login required.

May 1, 2022 - Child maltreatment is a devastating type of adverse childhood experience that encompasses neglect and emotional, physical, and sexual abuse (including sex trafficking). Adverse childhood experiences are exposures to maltreatment or household dysfunction during crucial developmental ...

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A Diffuse Nodular Eruption - Photo Quiz - American Family Physician Restricted content. Login required.

May 1, 2022 - A 40-year-old man presented with erythematous, raised, painful nodules across his trunk, back, arms, and legs and unintended weight loss.

American Family Physician : Photo Quiz

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Psoriasis: Update on Topical Therapy From the American Academy of Dermatology - ... Restricted content. Login required.

May 1, 2022 - The American Academy of Dermatology and National Psoriasis Foundation updated their recommendations on topical therapies for patients with mild to moderate psoriasis.

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Sexually Transmitted Infections: Updated Guideline From the CDC - Practice Guidelines -... Restricted content. Login required.

May 1, 2022 - The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention released updated recommendations for management of sexually transmitted infections.

American Family Physician : Practice Guidelines

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Jammed Finger in High School Football Player - Photo Quiz - American Family Physician Restricted content. Login required.

May 1, 2022 - A 16-year-old football player presented after a game with pain and deformity of his left ring finger.

American Family Physician : Photo Quiz

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Credentialing Family Physicians Who Provide Maternity Care - Editorials - American ...

May 1, 2022 - Without national standards of credentialing based on competency, family physicians who provide obstetric care may struggle to obtain hospital privileges.

American Family Physician : Editorials

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Reduced Dietary Salt for Patients With Chronic Kidney Disease - Cochrane for Clinicians... Restricted content. Login required.

May 1, 2022 - In patients with chronic kidney disease (CKD), reducing dietary salt intake by approximately 4.2 g per day lowers mean systolic blood pressure by 6.9 mm Hg and diastolic blood pressure by 3.9 mm Hg compared with patients on a higher salt diet. In patients with CKD who do not have ...

American Family Physician : Cochrane for Clinicians

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Kinesiology Taping for Rotator Cuff Disease - Cochrane for Clinicians - American Family... Restricted content. Login required.

May 1, 2022 - Kinesiology taping for adults with rotator cuff disease has little to no benefit compared with sham taping or conservative (i.e., nonsurgical) therapy.

American Family Physician : Cochrane for Clinicians

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MyProstateScore for Predicting High-Grade Prostate Cancer - Diagnostic Tests: What ... Restricted content. Login required.

May 1, 2022 - MyProstateScore (MPS; also referred to as Michigan Prostate Score) is a promising tool for the detection of clinically significant prostate cancer and has been validated for determining the necessity of a prostate biopsy in select individuals. It has not been studied as a prostate ...

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

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Diabetes, Vocal Cord Dysfunction, Periodontal Disease, Light Therapy, and More - AFP ... Restricted content. Login required.

May 1, 2022 - 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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The Case for Supervised Injection Sites in the United States - Editorials - American ...

May 1, 2022 - As the opioid epidemic continues, a movement advocating for medically supervised injection sites in U.S. cities is growing. Family physicians should be knowledgeable about their potential impacts.

American Family Physician : Editorials

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Physical Activity and the Health of Wheelchair Users - Implementing AHRQ Effective ... Restricted content. Login required.

May 1, 2022 - What are the benefits of physical activity in patients with multiple sclerosis (MS), cerebral palsy, and spinal cord injury who use or are at risk of using wheelchairs?

American Family Physician : Implementing AHRQ Effective Health Care Reviews

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Does Performing Dating Ultrasonography Before a First-Trimester Uterine Evacuation ... Restricted content. Login required.

May 1, 2022 - Routine use of ultrasonography before a first-trimester abortion is not necessary. In patients seeking medical or surgical abortion in the first trimester, date of the last menstrual period (LMP) alone can appropriately determine gestational age for treatment (before 63 to 90 days' ...

American Family Physician : FPIN's Clinical Inquiries

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Nirmatrelvir/Ritonavir Reduces Risk of Hospitalization in At-Risk Outpatients - POEMs -... Restricted content. Login required.

May 1, 2022 - Nirmatrelvir/ritonavir significantly reduces the likelihood of hospitalization or death in unvaccinated adults with confirmed COVID-19 who are at risk of a more severe course of disease.

American Family Physician : POEMs

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Vaccination Disagreement Between Parents - Curbside Consultation - American Family ... Restricted content. Login required.

May 1, 2022 - In addressing this case, it is important to note that the dissenting parent (the mother) has not informed the family physician that she adamantly opposes giving the vaccine; this opposition would provide explicit proscription. Importantly, in a legal context, a parent (the father) who ...

American Family Physician : Curbside Consultation

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Dual Antiplatelet Therapy With Aspirin Plus Clopidogrel for 30 Days Is the Best Option ... Restricted content. Login required.

May 1, 2022 - For patients with minor stroke or transient ischemic attack, dual antiplatelet therapy with aspirin plus clopidogrel for up to 30 days reduces the likelihood of subsequent stroke more than aspirin monotherapy, with a small increase in the risk of major hemorrhage. A longer duration of ...

American Family Physician : POEMs

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Ibuprofen, Ketorolac, and Diclofenac Are Equivalent for the Treatment of Acute, ... Restricted content. Login required.

May 1, 2022 - This study found no differences among ibuprofen, ketorolac, and diclofenac in the primary outcome of overall clinical improvement at five days in adults presenting to the emergency department with acute, nonradicular low back pain. Some of the secondary outcomes favored ketorolac, ...

American Family Physician : POEMs

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Amoxicillin for Children With CAP: Low-Dose for Three Days Is Noninferior to High-Dose ... Restricted content. Login required.

May 1, 2022 - In children with community-acquired pneumonia who are discharged from an emergency department or inpatient setting within 48 hours, a lower dose of oral amoxicillin is noninferior to a higher dose, and three days of treatment is noninferior to seven days in reducing the need for ...

American Family Physician : POEMs

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USPSTF Recommendations for the Management of Dyslipidemia for Cardiovascular Risk ...

May 1, 2022 - << Previous article Next article >> May 01, 2022 Issue Letters to the Editor USPSTF Recommendations for the Management of Dyslipidemia for Cardiovascular Risk Reduction Am Fam Physician. 2022 May ;105(5):online. Original Article: Key Recommendations on Managing Dyslipidemia for...

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Upright Walkers as Mobility Assistive Devices for Older Adults - Letters to the Editor ...

May 1, 2022 - << Previous article Next article >> May 01, 2022 Issue Letters to the Editor Upright Walkers as Mobility Assistive Devices for Older Adults Am Fam Physician. 2022 May ;105(5):online. Original Article: Mobility Assistive Device Use in Older Adults Issue Date: June 15, 2021 Available...

American Family Physician : Letter

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Seizures in Adults: What You Should Know - American Family Physician

May 1, 2022 - << Previous article Next article >> May 01, 2022 Issue Please note: This information was current at the time of publication. But medical information is always changing, and some information given here may be out of date. For regularly updated information on a variety of health topics,...

American Family Physician : Patient Handout

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Lung Cancer - American Family Physician

May 1, 2022 - << Previous article Next article >> May 01, 2022 Issue Please note: This information was current at the time of publication. But medical information is always changing, and some information given here may be out of date. For regularly updated information on a variety of health topics,...

American Family Physician : Patient Handout

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Diabetes: Type 2 - American Family Physician

Apr 15, 2022 - This collection features AFP content on type 2 diabetes and related issues, including blood glucose levels, diabetic complications (such as ketoacidosis and neuropathy), glycemic control, insulin management, and gestational diabetes. This collection features AFP content on type 2 ...

American Family Physician : AFP By Topic

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Dementia - American Family Physician

Apr 15, 2022 - 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

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Menopause - American Family Physician

Apr 15, 2022 - This collection features AFP content on menopause and related issues, including estrogen and progestogen therapy, hormone therapy, hot flashes, mood symptoms, sexual difficulties, and postmenopause. This collection features AFP content on menopause and related issues, including estrogen...

American Family Physician : AFP By Topic

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Alcohol Use Disorders - American Family Physician

Apr 15, 2022 - This collection features AFP content on alcohol abuse and dependence and related issues, including alcoholism, alcohol withdrawal syndrome, and detoxification. This collection features AFP content on alcohol abuse and dependence and related issues, including alcoholism, alcohol ...

American Family Physician : AFP By Topic

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Deep Venous Thrombosis and Pulmonary Embolism - American Family Physician

Apr 15, 2022 - This collection features AFP content on deep venous thrombosis, pulmonary embolism and related issues, including anticoagulation, heparin therapy, and venous thromboembolism. This collection features AFP content on deep venous thrombosis, pulmonary embolism and related issues, including...

American Family Physician : AFP By Topic

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Hepatitis (and Other Liver Diseases) - American Family Physician

Apr 15, 2022 - This collection features AFP content on hepatitis and other liver disease, including cirrhosis, chronic liver failure, hemochromatosis, hepatitis A, hepatitis B, hepatitis C, jaundice, and nonalcoholic fatty liver disease. This collection features AFP content on hepatitis and other ...

American Family Physician : AFP By Topic

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Oral and Dental Conditions - American Family Physician

Apr 15, 2022 - This collection features AFP content on oral and dental conditions and related issues, including temporomandibular disorders, smell and taste disorders, dental infections, and salivary gland disorders. This collection features AFP content on oral and dental conditions and related ...

American Family Physician : AFP By Topic

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Genetics - American Family Physician

Apr 15, 2022 - This collection features AFP content on genetics and related issues, including family medical history, genetic testing, and specific syndromes (fetal alcohol spectrum disorders, fragile X syndrome, Down Syndrome, Klinefelter syndrome, Prader-Willi syndrome, Turner syndrome). This ...

American Family Physician : AFP By Topic

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Sleep Disorders in Adults - American Family Physician

Apr 15, 2022 - Advertisement AFP BY TOPIC Sleep Disorders in Adults Editors' Choice of Best Available Content This collection features the best content from AFP, as identified by the AFP editors, on sleep disorders in adults and related issues, including continuous positive airway pressure...

American Family Physician : AFP By Topic

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Peripheral Vascular Disease - American Family Physician

Apr 15, 2022 - Advertisement AFP BY TOPIC Peripheral Vascular Disease Editors' Choice of Best Available Content This collection features the best content from AFP, as identified by the AFP editors, on peripheral vascular disease and related issues, including atherosclerosis, critical limb...

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Common Oral Lesions - American Family Physician Restricted content. Login required.

Apr 1, 2022 - Familiarity with common oral conditions allows clinicians to observe and treat patients in the primary care setting or refer to a dentist, oral surgeon, otolaryngologist, or other specialist. Recurrent aphthous stomatitis (canker sores) is the most common ulcerative condition of the ...

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Common Sleep Disorders in Adults: Diagnosis and Management - American Family Physician Restricted content. Login required.

Apr 1, 2022 - Sleep disorders are common in the general adult population and are associated with adverse effects such as motor vehicle collisions, decreased quality of life, and increased mortality. Patients with sleep disorders can be categorized into three groups: people with problems falling ...

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Chlamydial and Gonococcal Infections: Screening, Diagnosis, and Treatment - American ... Restricted content. Login required.

Apr 1, 2022 - Infections caused by Chlamydia trachomatis and Neisseria gonorrhoeae are increasing in the United States. Because most infections are asymptomatic, screening is key to preventing complications such as pelvic inflammatory disease and infertility and decreasing community and vertical ...

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Recurrent Venous Thromboembolism - American Family Physician Restricted content. Login required.

Apr 1, 2022 - Venous thromboembolism (VTE) recurrence rates are three times higher in patients with chronic or no risk factors compared with those who have transient risk factors after stopping anticoagulation therapy. In patients with unprovoked VTE, age-appropriate screening is sufficient ...

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Alcoholic Hepatitis: Diagnosis and Management - American Family Physician Restricted content. Login required.

Apr 1, 2022 - Alcoholic hepatitis is a clinical syndrome characterized by acute-onset jaundice and liver enzyme abnormalities in the setting of long-term heavy alcohol use. High rates of concomitant infections, systemic inflammation, and multiorgan failure lead to significant morbidity and mortality....

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

Apr 1, 2022 - Ulcerative colitis is a relapsing and remitting inflammatory bowel disease of the large intestine. Risk factors include recent Salmonella or Campylobacter infection and a family history of ulcerative colitis. Diagnosis is suspected based on symptoms of urgency, tenesmus, and ...

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Prevention or Delay of Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus: Recommendations From the American ... Restricted content. Login required.

Apr 1, 2022 - The American Diabetes Association (ADA) has released updated guidelines for the prevention or delay of diabetes.

American Family Physician : Practice Guidelines

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Oral vs. Intravaginal Antifungal Treatments for Uncomplicated Vulvovaginal Candidiasis ... Restricted content. Login required.

Apr 1, 2022 - Clinical resolution of symptoms is similar for oral and intravaginal antifungal medications at both short-term (five to 15 days) and long-term (two to 12 weeks) follow-up. However, mycological cure rates (fungal spores cleared from vaginal secretions) are higher in patients treated with...

American Family Physician : Cochrane for Clinicians

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Patient Education Interventions Improve A1C Values - FPIN's Clinical Inquiries - ... Restricted content. Login required.

Apr 1, 2022 - Patient education interventions, specifically those including face-to-face interactions with trained educators or nurses, improve A1C values in patients by 0.3% to 1.4% compared with usual diabetes care.

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SSRIs vs. SNRIs for Vasomotor Symptoms of Menopause - FPIN's Help Desk Answers - ... Restricted content. Login required.

Apr 1, 2022 - Both SSRIs and SNRIs are effective at relieving vasomotor symptoms of menopause. No studies have directly compared the two classes of medication. SNRIs are associated with more adverse effects. Venlafaxine is preferred in women with breast cancer because SSRIs may interfere with ...

American Family Physician : FPIN's Help Desk Answers

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Where Clinical Practice Guidelines Go Wrong - Editorials - American Family Physician

Apr 1, 2022 - Clinical practice guidelines, essential tools for evidence-based practice, have proliferated over the past few decades but remain controversial for several reasons.

American Family Physician : Editorials

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Medical Care for Adults With Down Syndrome: Guidelines From the Global Down Syndrome ... Restricted content. Login required.

Apr 1, 2022 - The Global Down Syndrome Foundation (GLOBAL) has published the first medical care guidelines for adults with Down syndrome.

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Cilostazol for Intermittent Claudication Caused by Peripheral Artery Disease - Cochrane... Restricted content. Login required.

Apr 1, 2022 - Cilostazol improves initial and absolute walking distances in patients with intermittent claudication secondary to PAD and appears to be equivalent in effect to pentoxifylline (Trental). Adverse effects of cilostazol include headache, diarrhea, dizziness, and palpitations.

American Family Physician : Cochrane for Clinicians

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Slow Growing Mass on the Thumb - Photo Quiz - American Family Physician Restricted content. Login required.

Apr 1, 2022 - A 65-year-old man presented with an erythematous mass on his thumb that had been slowing enlarging for the past 10 years.

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Erythematous Mass on the Posterior Cervical Triangle - Photo Quiz - American Family ... Restricted content. Login required.

Apr 1, 2022 - An 11-month-old girl presented with a fever and right neck mass a week after being diagnosed with hand-foot-and-mouth disease.

American Family Physician : Photo Quiz

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Opioids, Vision Screening, Altered Mental Status, Hemochromatosis, Osteomyelitis, Renal... Restricted content. Login required.

Apr 1, 2022 - 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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Primary Care, Public Health, and Social Assets Are Essential to the COVID-19 Response -...

Apr 1, 2022 - The COVID-19 pandemic has underscored the need for a more effective and equitable health care system in the United States. County-level variations in COVID-19 positivity rates, hospitalizations, and number of deaths demonstrate that community-level factors are essential to the pandemic ...

American Family Physician : Graham Center Policy One-Pagers

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Diary of a Family Physician - Apr 01, 2022 - American Family Physician

Apr 1, 2022 - First-person accounts from the front lines of family medicine.

American Family Physician : Diary of a Family Physician

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Splint vs. Cast for Forearm Buckle Fracture in Children - Medicine by the Numbers - ... Restricted content. Login required.

Apr 1, 2022 - Learn more about splint vs. cast for forearm buckle fracture in children.

American Family Physician : Medicine by the Numbers

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Why Physicians Should Not Prescribe Aducanumab for Alzheimer Disease - Editorials - ...

Apr 1, 2022 - Guidance to clinicians about how to approach use of the Alzheimer treatment aducanumab (Aduhelm) and other newly approved medications.

American Family Physician : Editorials

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Aspirin Use to Prevent Preeclampsia and Related Morbidity and Mortality - U.S. ...

Apr 1, 2022 - The USPSTF recommends the use of low-dose aspirin (81 mg/day) as preventive medication after 12 weeks of gestation in persons who are at high risk for preeclampsia.

American Family Physician : U.S. Preventive Services Task Force

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Relapse of Depression More Likely After Discontinuation of Medication - POEMs - ... Restricted content. Login required.

Apr 1, 2022 - Primary care patients who discontinued antidepressant medications were more likely to experience relapse of their depression than those who continued to take their antidepressants. The interpretation is that 44% of patients with depression who discontinue their antidepressant medication...

American Family Physician : POEMs

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Empagliflozin Reduces Hospitalization for Heart Failure With Preserved Ejection ... Restricted content. Login required.

Apr 1, 2022 - In patients who have heart failure with preserved ejection fraction, empagliflozin, 10 mg once daily, reduces the likelihood of hospitalization for heart failure. There is no effect on cardiovascular or all-cause mortality.

American Family Physician : POEMs

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Midodrine Is Worth a Trial in People With Frequent Episodes of Vasovagal Syncope - ... Restricted content. Login required.

Apr 1, 2022 - Midodrine is a vasoconstrictor used to prevent orthostatic hypotension and may reduce the likelihood of recurrence of vasovagal syncope in patients with frequent episodes. It seems to work completely or not at all; during this study, the patients who had at least one episode of syncope ...

American Family Physician : POEMs

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Platelet-Rich Plasma Injections Are Not Superior to Placebo Injections for Ankle ... Restricted content. Login required.

Apr 1, 2022 - This study found no evidence that supports a benefit of platelet-rich plasma injections compared with saline placebo injections for improving function or reducing pain in adults with symptomatic ankle osteoarthritis.

American Family Physician : POEMs

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AAFP Clinical Preventive Services Recommendation Development Process Explained - ...

Apr 1, 2022 - << Previous article Next article >> Apr 01, 2022 Issue Letters to the Editor AAFP Clinical Preventive Services Recommendation Development Process Explained Am Fam Physician. 2022 Apr ;105(4):343. Original Article: Should Routine Screening for Colorectal Cancer Start at 45 Years of...

American Family Physician : Letter

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Chlamydia - American Family Physician

Apr 1, 2022 - << Previous article Next article >> Apr 01, 2022 Issue Please note: This information was current at the time of publication. But medical information is always changing, and some information given here may be out of date. For regularly updated information on a variety of health topics,...

American Family Physician : Patient Handout

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Chlamydia - American Family Physician

Apr 1, 2022 - << Previous article Next article >> Apr 01, 2022 Issue Please note: This information was current at the time of publication. But medical information is always changing, and some information given here may be out of date. For regularly updated information on a variety of health topics,...

American Family Physician : Patient Handout

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Obesity - American Family Physician

Mar 17, 2022 - This collection features AFP content on obesity and related issues, including bariatric surgery, childhood obesity, diet, exercise, lifestyle counseling, and weight loss maintenance. This collection features AFP content on obesity and related issues, including bariatric surgery, ...

American Family Physician : AFP By Topic

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Anemia - American Family Physician

Mar 15, 2022 - This collection features AFP content on anemia and related issues, including blood transfusions, iron deficiency and iron supplementation, macrocytosis, microcytosis, and thalassemia. This collection features AFP content on anemia and related issues, including blood transfusions, iron ...

American Family Physician : AFP By Topic

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Coronary Artery Disease/Coronary Heart Disease - American Family Physician

Mar 15, 2022 - This collection features AFP content on coronary artery disease (CAD), coronary heart disease (CHD) and related issues, including acute coronary syndrome, angina, cardiomyopathy, hypertension, and myocardial infarction. This collection features AFP content on coronary artery disease ...

American Family Physician : AFP By Topic

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Back Pain - American Family Physician

Mar 15, 2022 - This collection features content from AFP on back pain and related issues, including chronic and acute low back pain, lumbar spinal stenosis, sciatica, and vertebral compression fractures. This collection features content from AFP on back pain and related issues, including chronic and ...

American Family Physician : AFP By Topic

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Sacroiliac Joint Dysfunction: Diagnosis and Treatment - American Family Physician Restricted content. Login required.

Mar 1, 2022 - Sacroiliac (SI) joint dysfunction is a common cause of low back pain and accurate diagnosis can be challenging. A complete history and physical examination are critical in differentiating other diagnoses that may have similar signs and symptoms. Positive responses to at least three ...

American Family Physician : Article

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Heart Murmurs in Children: Evaluation and Management - American Family Physician Restricted content. Login required.

Mar 1, 2022 - Up to 8.6% of infants and 80% of children have a heart murmur during their early years of life. The presence of a murmur can indicate conditions ranging from no discernable pathology to acquired or congenital heart disease. In infants with a murmur, physicians should review the ...

American Family Physician : Article

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Parathyroid Disorders - American Family Physician Restricted content. Login required.

Mar 1, 2022 - Parathyroid disorders are most often identified incidentally by abnormalities in serum calcium levels when screening for renal or bone disease or other conditions. Parathyroid hormone, which is released by the parathyroid glands primarily in response to low calcium levels, stimulates ...

American Family Physician : Article

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Alpha- and Beta-thalassemia: Rapid Evidence Review - American Family Physician Restricted content. Login required.

Mar 1, 2022 - Thalassemia is a group of autosomal recessive hemoglobinopathies affecting the production of normal alpha- or beta-globin chains that comprise hemoglobin. Ineffective production of alpha- or beta-globin chains may result in ineffective erythropoiesis, premature red blood cell ...

American Family Physician : Article

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Telemedicine in Diabetes Care - American Family Physician Restricted content. Login required.

Mar 1, 2022 - Telemedicine can be useful for the management of diabetes mellitus. Remote monitoring of glucose levels improves A1C levels in people with poor glucose control. When multiple daily injections of insulin are required, continuous glucose monitoring improves glycemic control and increases ...

American Family Physician : Article

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Health Care–Associated Infections: Best Practices for Prevention - American Family ... Restricted content. Login required.

Mar 1, 2022 - Health care–associated infections (HAIs) are a significant cause of morbidity and mortality in the United States. Common examples include catheter-associated urinary tract infections, central line–associated bloodstream infections, ventilator-associated pneumonia, surgical site ...

American Family Physician : Article

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Antibiotics for the Treatment of COVID-19 - Cochrane for Clinicians - American Family ... Restricted content. Login required.

Mar 1, 2022 - Azithromycin (Zithromax) is the most consistently studied antibiotic for use in treating patients infected with the SARS-CoV-2 virus; it does not improve mortality after 28 days or affect the clinical course for hospitalized adults with COVID-19. In outpatient adults with asymptomatic ...

American Family Physician : Cochrane for Clinicians

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Azithromycin for Treatment of COVID-19 - Medicine by the Numbers - American Family ... Restricted content. Login required.

Mar 1, 2022 - Learn more about azithromycin for treatment of COVID-19.

American Family Physician : Medicine by the Numbers

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Colorectal Cancer Screening: Updated Guidelines From the American College of ... Restricted content. Login required.

Mar 1, 2022 - The American College of Gastroenterology released updated guidelines for CRC screening.

American Family Physician : Practice Guidelines

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Cellulose and Citric Acid (Plenity) for Weight Management in Overweight and Obese ... Restricted content. Login required.

Mar 1, 2022 - Plenity, in combination with moderate calorie restriction, may be an effective option for adults wishing to lose weight, at least in the short term. However, as a medical device, Plenity has not been held to the same standard of testing as would be expected with medications.

American Family Physician : STEPS

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ACIP Approves 2022 Adult and Child/Adolescent Immunization Schedules - Practice ... Restricted content. Login required.

Mar 1, 2022 - The 2022 adult and child/adolescent immunization schedules have been approved by the Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. These schedules now combine links to COVID-19 vaccination information, Vaccination Information Statements,...

American Family Physician : Practice Guidelines

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Bacterial Meningitis in Children - Point-of-Care Guides - American Family Physician Restricted content. Login required.

Mar 1, 2022 - Is it possible to predict the likelihood of bacterial meningitis in children with clinically suspected meningitis?

American Family Physician : Point-of-Care Guides

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Appropriate Use of Electrocardiography in Preparticipation Physical Evaluations - Lown ... Restricted content. Login required.

Mar 1, 2022 - A collaboration between AFP and the Lown Institute promotes a vision of delivering health care that is based on the evidence, balanced in its approach, and focused on the patient.

American Family Physician : Lown Right Care: Reducing Overuse and Underuse

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Screening and Interventions to Prevent Dental Caries in Children Younger Than Five ... Restricted content. Login required.

Mar 1, 2022 - Case study: Hispanic parents who are new to your practice bring in their two children, two years of age and four months of age, for routine wellness visits. Neither child has any known chronic medical conditions, and both are current on routine immunizations. The four-month-old recently...

American Family Physician : Putting Prevention into Practice

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Thumb Spica Casts for Scaphoid Fractures - FPIN's Clinical Inquiries - American Family ... Restricted content. Login required.

Mar 1, 2022 - The type of cast used does not appear to impact outcomes. A short arm cast allows the patient to have better function and mobility during immobilization without compromising the healing process. Thumb spica casts are no better than casts that do not include the thumb in fracture healing...

American Family Physician : FPIN's Clinical Inquiries

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Can Mobile Phone–Based Interventions Improve Adherence to Medication for Primary ... Restricted content. Login required.

Mar 1, 2022 - Mobile phone–based interventions improve adherence to cardiovascular medication regimens and may improve blood pressure control, but there is no patient-oriented evidence that these interventions are beneficial.

American Family Physician : Cochrane for Clinicians

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UCH-L1 and GFAP Testing (i-STAT TBI Plasma) for the Detection of Intracranial Injury ... Restricted content. Login required.

Mar 1, 2022 - UCH-L1 and GFAP are serum markers that may be used to reduce the need for head CT after mild TBI. However, there are no studies on the incorporation of these markers into existing head CT clinical decision rules or that describe the optimal use of the i-STAT TBI Plasma test outside of ...

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

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