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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

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2021/0800/p198.html

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

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2021/0800/p133.html

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

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2021/0800/p135.html

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

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2021/0800/p208.html

Heavy Menstrual Bleeding, Acute Pyelonephritis, Bacteriuria, IgA Vasculitis, Febrile ... 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

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2021/0700/p24.html

Cryoablation Preferred as Initial Therapy for Paroxysmal Atrial Fibrillation - POEMs - ... Restricted content. Login required.

Jul 1, 2021 - Initial cryoablation for patients with paroxysmal AF is superior to initial antiarrhythmic drug therapy. Another study in the same issue of New England Journal of Medicine compared cryoablation with medical therapy and had similar findings.

American Family Physician : POEMs

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2021/0700/p97.html

Low-Carb Diets May Produce Short-Term Diabetes Remission - POEMs - American Family ... Restricted content. Login required.

Jul 1, 2021 - Patients with type 2 diabetes can try cutting out bread and pasta, leaving the skin on chicken, or eating nuts and avocados to lower their blood glucose levels. Six months of a low-carbohydrate diet (less than 26% of calories from carbohydrates) was more likely than other diets or usual...

American Family Physician : POEMs

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2021/0700/p95.html

Levonorgestrel-Releasing Intrauterine System for Regression of Endometrial Hyperplasia ... Restricted content. Login required.

Jul 1, 2021 - A Cochrane review compared the levonorgestrel-releasing intrauterine system with progesterone for the treatment of endometrial hyperplasia.

American Family Physician : Medicine by the Numbers

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2021/0700/p26.html

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

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2021/0700/p95a.html

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

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2021/0800/p124.html

Mild Creatine Kinase Elevations Do Not Necessarily Reflect Rhabdomyolysis - Letters to ...

Jul 1, 2021 - << Previous article Next article >> Jul 01, 2021 Issue Letters to the Editor Mild Creatine Kinase Elevations Do Not Necessarily Reflect Rhabdomyolysis Am Fam Physician. 2021 Jul ;104(1):6-7. Original Article: Case Reports: Rhabdomyolysis Associated with COVID-19 [Letters to the...

American Family Physician : Letter

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2021/0700/p6.html

Well-Woman Chart Is Useful in Guiding Preventive Care - Letters to the Editor - ...

Jul 1, 2021 - << Previous article Next article >> Jul 01, 2021 Issue Letters to the Editor Well-Woman Chart Is Useful in Guiding Preventive Care Am Fam Physician. 2021 Jul ;104(1):9-10. Original Article: Health Maintenance for Women of Reproductive Age Issue Date: February 15, 2021 See additional...

American Family Physician : Letter

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2021/0700/p9a.html

The Role of Weight Stigma in the Development of Eating Disorders - Letters to the ...

Jul 1, 2021 - << Previous article Next article >> Jul 01, 2021 Issue Letters to the Editor The Role of Weight Stigma in the Development of Eating Disorders Am Fam Physician. 2021 Jul ;104(1):7-9. Original Article: Eating Disorders in Primary Care: Diagnosis and Management Issue Date: January 1,...

American Family Physician : Letter

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2021/0700/p7.html

Additional Differential Diagnosis for Adult Hip Pain - Letters to the Editor - American...

Jul 1, 2021 - << Previous article Next article >> Jul 01, 2021 Issue Letters to the Editor Additional Differential Diagnosis for Adult Hip Pain Am Fam Physician. 2021 Jul ;104(1):9. Original Article: Hip Pain in Adults: Evaluation and Differential Diagnosis Issue Date: January 15, 2021 See...

American Family Physician : Letter

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2021/0700/p9.html

Case Report: Consequences of Misdiagnosed Anal Cancer - Letters to the Editor - ...

Jul 1, 2021 - << Previous article Next article >> Aug 01, 2021 Issue Letters to the Editor Case Report: Consequences of Misdiagnosed Anal Cancer Am Fam Physician. 2021 Aug ;104(2):119. To the Editor: An 84-year-old patient with a history of tobacco use, diabetes mellitus, and hypertension...

American Family Physician : Letter

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2021/0800/p119.html

Community Alcoholics Anonymous Programs Are Not a Replacement for Formal Treatment - ...

Jul 1, 2021 - << Previous article Next article >> Aug 01, 2021 Issue Letters to the Editor Community Alcoholics Anonymous Programs Are Not a Replacement for Formal Treatment Am Fam Physician. 2021 Aug ;104(2):117-118. Original Article: Alcoholics Anonymous and Other 12-Step Facilitation Programs...

American Family Physician : Letter

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2021/0800/p117.html

Automated Office Blood Pressure for Diagnosing Hypertension - Letters to the Editor - ...

Jul 1, 2021 - << Previous article Next article >> Aug 01, 2021 Issue Letters to the Editor Automated Office Blood Pressure for Diagnosing Hypertension Am Fam Physician. 2021 Aug ;104(2):116-117. To the Editor: The U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) recommendation statement on...

American Family Physician : Letter

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2021/0800/p116.html

Strangulation as a Cause of Dysphagia - Letters to the Editor - American Family Physician

Jul 1, 2021 - << Previous article Next article >> Aug 01, 2021 Issue Letters to the Editor Strangulation as a Cause of Dysphagia Am Fam Physician. 2021 Aug ;104(2):118-119. Original Article: Dysphagia: Evaluation and Collaborative Management Issue Date: January 15, 2021 See additional reader...

American Family Physician : Letter

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2021/0800/p118.html

Painful Menstrual Periods - American Family Physician

Jul 1, 2021 - << Previous article Next article >> Aug 01, 2021 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

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2021/0800/p164-s1.html

Preventing HIV Infection in Your Baby - American Family Physician

Jul 1, 2021 - << Previous article Next article >> Jul 01, 2021 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

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2021/0700/p58-s1.html

MACRA and Value-Based Payment -- FPM Topic Collection

Jun 16, 2021 - This article collection features popular FPM content on the subject of MACRA and value-based payment. This article collection features popular FPM content on the subject of MACRA and value-based payment.

Family Practice Management : Topic Collections

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/topicModules/viewTopicModule.htm?topicModuleId=105

Irritable Bowel Syndrome: Questions and Answers for Effective Care - American Family ... Restricted content. Login required.

Jun 15, 2021 - Irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) is a heterogeneous group of conditions related to specific biologic and cellular abnormalities that are not fully understood. Psychological factors do not cause IBS, but many people with IBS also have anxiety or depressed mood, a history of adverse life ...

American Family Physician : Article

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2021/0615/p727.html

Geriatric Care - American Family Physician

Jun 15, 2021 - This collection features AFP content on geriatric care and related issues, including assistive devices, elder mistreatment, failure to thrive, fall prevention, geriatric assessment, house calls, impaired visual acuity, and nursing home care. This collection features AFP content on ...

American Family Physician : AFP By Topic

https://www.aafp.org/afp/topicModules/viewTopicModule.htm?topicModuleId=55

Mobility Assistive Device Use in Older Adults - American Family Physician Restricted content. Login required.

Jun 15, 2021 - Many individuals need a mobility assistive device as they age. These devices include canes, crutches, walkers, and wheelchairs. Clinicians should understand how to select the appropriate device and size for individual patients (or work with a physical therapist) and prescribe the device...

American Family Physician : Article

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2021/0615/p737.html

Obstetric Lacerations: Prevention and Repair - American Family Physician Restricted content. Login required.

Jun 15, 2021 - Obstetric lacerations are a common complication of vaginal delivery. Lacerations can lead to chronic pain and urinary and fecal incontinence. Perineal lacerations are defined by the depth of musculature involved, with fourth-degree lacerations disrupting the anal sphincter and the ...

American Family Physician : Article

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2021/0615/p745.html

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