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Pitfalls of Direct-to-Consumer Vascular Screening Tests - Editorials - American Family ...

Apr 15, 2015 - As concerned primary care physicians, we should take a more active role in educating the public and our patients about the risks of nonindicated screening tests before those purchases are made. Harms of downstream testing or treatment for a positive test result are real and significant.

American Family Physician : Editorials

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2015/0415/p518.html

No Benefit to Screening with CTA for Asymptomatic CAD in Adults with Diabetes - POEMs -...

Apr 15, 2015 - Using coronary CTA to screen for CAD in adults with type 1 or type 2 diabetes and no indication of existing CAD does not improve outcomes more than standard care.

American Family Physician : POEMs

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2015/0415/p566.html

HIV Prevention: Recommendations from the International Antiviral Society—USA Panel - ...

Apr 1, 2015 - With the introduction of combination antiretroviral therapy (ART), human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) has become a chronic disease that can be managed, rather than a deadly infection. The International Antiviral Society—USA Panel has provided recommendations regarding these approaches ...

American Family Physician : Practice Guidelines

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2015/0401/p495.html

Lorcaserin (Belviq) for Weight Loss - STEPS - American Family Physician

Dec 15, 2014 - Lorcaserin, combined with diet and exercise, can be used to produce additional weight loss, although the effect on morbidity and mortality is not known. It should be discontinued in patients who do not lose at least 5% of their body weight in the first 12 weeks because they are unlikely...

American Family Physician : STEPS

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2014/1215/p863.html

AHA and ASA Release Guideline for Prevention of Future Stroke in Patients with Stroke ...

Jan 15, 2015 - The American Heart Association (AHA) and American Stroke Association (ASA) have updated their guideline on prevention of future stroke in patients with a history of stroke or transient ischemic attack (TIA). Currently, the average annual rate of future stroke in these patients is at a ...

American Family Physician : Practice Guidelines

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2015/0115/p136.html

Should Family Physicians Screen for Testosterone Deficiency in Men? Yes: Screening for ...

Feb 15, 2015 - With the possible exception of patients with cardiovascular disease, testosterone replacement therapy remains a potentially beneficial option in improving health-related quality of life in men.

American Family Physician : Editorials: Controversies in Family Medicine

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2015/0215/p220.html

Prevention of Dental Caries in Children from Birth Through Five Years of Age: ...

Feb 1, 2015 - The U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) recommends that primary care clinicians prescribe oral fluoride supplementation starting at six months of age for children whose water supply is deficient in fluoride.

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

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2015/0201/od1.html

Screening for Oral Cancer - Putting Prevention into Practice - American Family Physician

Mar 15, 2015 - A.C. is a 35-year-old man with a 15-year history of using chewing tobacco. He quit five years ago at his wife's urging. Although A.C. has no current symptoms, his wife asked him to make an appointment to get screened for oral cancer.

American Family Physician : Putting Prevention into Practice

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2015/0315/p387.html

AHA/ASA Release Guideline on Stroke Prevention in Women - Practice Guidelines - ...

Mar 1, 2015 - The American Heart Association and American Stroke Association (AHA/ASA) have released a guideline to help physicians identify women with increased risk of stroke and initiate appropriate preventive measures. The guideline includes recommendations on pregnancy and stroke; cerebral ...

American Family Physician : Practice Guidelines

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2015/0301/p330.html

Screening for Primary Hypertension in Children and Adolescents - Putting Prevention ...

Feb 15, 2015 - L.S. is a 14-year-old black adolescent who presents for a routine school physical examination. Her mother tells you that she and her husband have hypertension, and they worry about their daughter's blood pressure. She asks you whether L.S. should be periodically checked for high blood ...

American Family Physician : Putting Prevention into Practice

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2015/0215/p257.html

Vitamin, Mineral, and Multivitamin Supplements for the Primary Prevention of ...

Jan 1, 2015 - The U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) concludes that the current evidence is insufficient to assess the balance of benefits and harms of the use of multivitamins for the prevention of cardiovascular disease or cancer.

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

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2015/0101/od1.html

Child Safety Seat Counseling: Three Keys to Safety - American Family Physician

Aug 1, 2005 - The number one cause of death for children younger than 14 years is vehicular injury. Child safety seats and automobile safety belts protect children in a crash if they are used correctly, but if a child does not fit in the restraint correctly, it can lead to injury. A child safety seat...

American Family Physician : Article

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2005/0801/p473.html

Lung Cancer Screening Is Cost-Effective, but Only If Done Correctly - POEMs - American ...

Mar 1, 2015 - The U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) gave lung cancer screening a B recommendation on the basis of the reductions in disease-specific mortality and all-cause mortality seen in the National Lung Screening Trial (NLST). The NLST does not consider cost or cost-effectiveness in ...

American Family Physician : POEMs

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2015/0301/p328.html

Should Family Physicians Screen for Testosterone Deficiency in Men? No: Screening May ...

Feb 15, 2015 - Testosterone testing leads to testosterone treatment, which is inappropriate for the vast majority of patients. Testosterone treatment should be reserved for patients who are truly hypogonadal.

American Family Physician : Editorials: Controversies in Family Medicine

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2015/0215/p226.html

Primary Care Behavioral Interventions to Reduce Illicit Drug and Nonmedical ...

Mar 1, 2015 - The USPSTF concludes that the current evidence is insufficient to assess the balance of benefits and harms of primary care–based behavioral interventions to prevent or reduce illicit drug or nonmedical pharmaceutical use in children and adolescents. This recommendation applies to ...

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

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2015/0301/od2.html

ACIP Releases 2015 Adult Immunization Schedule - Practice Guidelines - American Family ...

Feb 15, 2015 - The 2015 adult immunization schedule from the Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP) of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has a few changes that are particularly relevant to family physicians.

American Family Physician : Practice Guidelines

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2015/0215/p264.html

Low-Carbohydrate Diet Better Than Low-Fat Diet to Reduce Cardiovascular Risk Factors ...

Feb 15, 2015 - More than 40 years ago, Dr. Robert Atkins wrote his first book advocating for a low-carbohydrate diet to cause and sustain weight loss. This study (of mostly women) found that a low-carbohydrate diet—though not as severe a diet as the Atkins approach—caused an average 3.5 kg (7.7 lb) ...

American Family Physician : POEMs

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2015/0215/p262.html

ACIP Releases 2015 Childhood Immunization Schedules - Practice Guidelines - American ...

Feb 15, 2015 - The 2015 immunization schedule for children and the catch-up schedule from the Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP) of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) have a few changes that are pertinent for family physicians.

American Family Physician : Practice Guidelines

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2015/0215/p265.html

Screening for Gestational Diabetes Mellitus: Recommendation Statement - U.S. Preventive...

Dec 1, 2014 - The U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) recommends screening for gestational diabetes mellitus (GDM) in asymptomatic pregnant women after 24 weeks of gestation.

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

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2014/1201/od1.html

Screening for Glaucoma: Recommendation Statement - U.S. Preventive Services Task Force ...

Oct 15, 2014 - The U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) concludes that the current evidence is insufficient to assess the balance of benefits and harms of screening for primary open-angle glaucoma (POAG) in adults.

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

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2014/1015/od1.html

AAP Issues Updated Guidance on Palivizumab Prophylaxis for RSV Infection - Practice ...

Dec 15, 2014 - The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) Committee on Infectious Diseases has updated its guidance on the use of palivizumab (Synagis) prophylaxis in infants and children at increased risk of respiratory syncytial virus (RSV) infection. Because the palivizumab package labeling does not ...

American Family Physician : Practice Guidelines

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2014/1215/p867.html

Risk Assessment, Genetic Counseling, and Genetic Testing for BRCA-Related Cancer in ...

Jan 15, 2015 - L.M. is a 37-year-old nonsmoking woman who is not taking any medications and has no significant past medical problems. Three of her female relatives have a history of breast cancer: her mother (diagnosed at 49 years of age, before menopause), her paternal grandmother (diagnosed at 72 ...

American Family Physician : Putting Prevention into Practice

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2015/0115/p119.html

Screening and Surveillance for Colorectal Cancer: Avoiding the Pitfalls of ...

Jan 15, 2015 - Although much has been written about the need to encourage colonoscopy in underscreened populations, overscreening for colorectal cancer is now recognized as a problem that can lead to harm.

American Family Physician : Editorials

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2015/0115/p82.html

Accuracy of Fecal DNA and Fecal Immunochemical Test for Colorectal Cancer Detection - ...

Sep 1, 2014 - Fecal DNA testing is more sensitive but less specific than fecal immunochemical testing (FIT), and as a result, has a higher false-positive rate. It is also more expensive than other noninvasive alternatives such as FIT. We do not know which test will be better at reducing mortality.

American Family Physician : POEMs

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2014/0901/p326a.html

Common Dietary Supplements for Weight Loss - American Family Physician

Nov 1, 2004 - Over-the-counter dietary supplements to treat obesity appeal to many patients who desire a 'magic bullet' for weight loss. Asking overweight patients about their use of weight-loss supplements and understanding the evidence for the efficacy, safety, and quality of these supplements are ...

American Family Physician : Article

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2004/1101/p1731.html

Primary Care Interventions to Prevent Tobacco Use in Children and Adolescents: ...

Nov 15, 2014 - The U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) recommends that primary care clinicians provide interventions, including education or brief counseling, to prevent initiation of tobacco use in school-aged children and adolescents.

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

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2014/1115/od1.html

High-Dose Vaccine Reduces Clinical Influenza in Older Adults Compared with Standard ...

Dec 1, 2014 - High-dose influenza vaccine provided a 25% relative reduction in the likelihood of developing laboratory-confirmed influenza compared with standard-dose vaccine in patients 65 years and older. This corresponds to a number needed to treat of approximately 220 to prevent a ...

American Family Physician : POEMs

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2014/1201/p796.html

Peripheral Artery Disease Screening and Cardiovascular Disease Risk Assessment With the...

Dec 15, 2014 - The U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) concludes that the current evidence is insufficient to assess the balance of benefits and harms of screening for peripheral artery disease (PAD) and cardiovascular disease (CVD) risk assessment with the ankle-brachial index (ABI) in adults.

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

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2014/1215/od1.html

Peripheral Artery Disease Screening and Cardiovascular Disease Risk Assessment with the...

Dec 15, 2014 - J.P. is a 40-year-old man with a 15 pack-year smoking history. His father has type 2 diabetes mellitus. J.P.'s vital signs, weight, and lipid levels are within normal limits. At his office visit, he brings an advertisement for a health fair with information on screening for peripheral ...

American Family Physician : Putting Prevention into Practice

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2014/1215/p859.html

Primary Care Interventions to Prevent Tobacco Use in Children and Adolescents - Putting...

Nov 15, 2014 - A 14-year-old male high school student presents for a preparticipation physical examination. He just started the 9th grade and is trying out for his school's football team. He is a nonsmoker and has never used illicit drugs. However, his parents are longtime smokers, and some of his ...

American Family Physician : Putting Prevention into Practice

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2014/1115/p723.html

Primary Care Physicians' Role in Counseling About Gun Safety - Editorials - American ...

Nov 1, 2014 - News stories of gun violence have ignited the debate about what public health measures are appropriate for reducing the epidemic of gun injury and death. With the shooting rate climbing, primary care physicians may reasonably ask what role they can play in reducing injuries.

American Family Physician : Editorials

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2014/1101/p619.html

Medications for Risk Reduction of Primary Breast Cancer in Women: Recommendation ...

Nov 1, 2014 - The U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) recommends that clinicians engage in shared, informed decision making with women who are at increased risk of breast cancer about medications to reduce their risk. For women who are at increased risk of breast cancer and at low risk of ...

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

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2014/1101/od1.html

Omega-3 Fatty Acid Supplementation Does Not Decrease CVD-Related Outcomes - POEMs - ...

Nov 1, 2014 - Omega-3 fatty acid supplementation does not decrease the risk of cardiovascular outcomes in this older population. Although the numbers are small, supplementation may prevent heart disease in patients already at low risk; that is, patients without a history of cardiovascular disease ...

American Family Physician : POEMs

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2014/1101/p662.html

Screening for Glaucoma - Putting Prevention into Practice - American Family Physician

Oct 15, 2014 - A 55-year-old black woman presents to your office for a routine well-woman examination. Her medical history is significant for hypertension, which is well controlled with medication. She mentions that her mother was diagnosed with glaucoma a few years ago and is currently undergoing ...

American Family Physician : Putting Prevention into Practice

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2014/1015/p569.html

Updated AAP Guidelines on Newborn Screening and Therapy for Congenital Hypothyroidism -...

Aug 1, 2007 - Guidelines on newborn screening and therapy for congenital hypothyroidism have been released by the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP). Congenital hypothyroidism can cause mental retardation unless thyroid therapy is initiated within two weeks of birth.

American Family Physician : Practice Guidelines

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2007/0801/p439.html

Management of Influenza in the 2014-2015 Season: Recommendations and Limitations - ...

Oct 15, 2014 - This editorial summarizes the extent of benefits expected from immunization, testing, and antiviral treatment of influenza for the 2014–2015 season.

American Family Physician : Editorials

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2014/1015/p535.html

ACIP Releases Updated Recommendations on Influenza Vaccination to Include the 2014-2015...

Oct 15, 2014 - The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP) has released its yearly recommendations for routine influenza vaccination in the 2014–2015 season.

American Family Physician : Practice Guidelines

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2014/1015/p584.html

Screening for Hepatitis C Virus Infection in Adults: Recommendation Statement - U.S. ...

Sep 15, 2014 - The U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) recommends screening for hepatitis C virus (HCV) infection in persons at high risk of infection. The USPSTF also recommends offering one-time screening for HCV infection to adults born between 1945 and 1965.

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

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2014/0915/od1.html

Should Family Physicians Follow the New ACC/AHA Cholesterol Treatment Guideline? Yes: ...

Aug 15, 2014 - The recommendations appropriately focus treatment on those most likely to benefit.

American Family Physician : Editorials: Controversies in Family Medicine

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2014/0815/p212.html

Should Family Physicians Follow the New ACC/AHA Cholesterol Treatment Guideline? Not ...

Aug 15, 2014 - The recommendations should have paid more attention to the inherent uncertainties in risk estimates and the importance of individual patient circumstances and preferences.

American Family Physician : Editorials: Controversies in Family Medicine

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2014/0815/p223.html

Screening for Chronic Kidney Disease: Recommendation Statement - U.S. Preventive ...

Feb 15, 2014 - The U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) concludes that the evidence is insufficient to assess the balance of benefits and harms of routine screening for chronic kidney disease (CKD) in asymptomatic adults.

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

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2014/0215/od1.html

Electronic Cigarettes: Cautions and Concerns - Editorials - American Family Physician

Sep 1, 2014 - E-cigarettes are gaining popularity as a novel approach to smoking cessation, but data regarding safety and effectiveness are lacking. Until there is further research into the benefits and risks of e-cigarettes, physicians should recommend more familiar alternatives to help their ...

American Family Physician : Editorials

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2014/0901/p282.html

ACE Inhibitors Decrease Cardiovascular Events in Patients with Diabetes, ARBs Do Not - ...

Sep 1, 2014 - In patients with diabetes, ACE inhibitors decrease cardiovascular events and all-cause mortality. ARBs do not. Both drug classes decrease heart failure incidence. Although both drug classes have been available for almost 15 years, there is only one study of 250 patients that directly ...

American Family Physician : POEMs

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2014/0901/p326.html

Primary Care Interventions to Prevent Child Maltreatment: Recommendation Statement - ...

Aug 15, 2014 - The U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) concludes that the current evidence is insufficient to assess the balance of benefits and harms of primary care interventions to prevent child maltreatment. This recommendation applies to children who do not have signs or symptoms of ...

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

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2014/0815/od1.html

Anastrozole Decreases Rate of Breast Cancer in High-Risk Postmenopausal Women - POEMs -...

Aug 15, 2014 - Postmenopausal women at high risk of developing breast cancer who take anastrozole for five years have a lower rate of developing invasive breast cancer during that time frame.

American Family Physician : POEMs

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2014/0815/od7.html

Primary Care Interventions to Prevent Child Maltreatment - Putting Prevention into ...

Aug 15, 2014 - A young couple comes to your clinic with their adopted four-year-old daughter for her annual well-child visit. On physical examination, the patient appears to be well developed and well nourished, and measures in the 75th percentile for her height and weight.

American Family Physician : Putting Prevention into Practice

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2014/0815/p255.html

Immunochemical FOBTs Moderately Sensitive and Highly Specific for Colorectal Cancer - ...

Aug 15, 2014 - Immunochemical FOBTs, such as OC-Micro, OC-Sensor, or OC-Light, are moderately sensitive (73% to 89%) and highly specific (92% to 95%) for identifying colorectal cancer. In comparison, Hemoccult Sensa has a lower sensitivity (64% to 80%) and specificity (87% to 90%). Immunochemical ...

American Family Physician : POEMs

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2014/0815/od4.html

Screening and Behavioral Counseling Interventions in Primary Care to Reduce Alcohol ...

Jun 15, 2014 - A 22-year-old man presents for a routine physical examination. While you are taking his history, he states that he goes out drinking every weekend with his friends.

American Family Physician : Putting Prevention into Practice

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2014/0615/p971.html

Varenicline Plus Bupropion SR No Better Than Varenicline Alone for Tobacco Cessation - ...

Jun 1, 2014 - Combination therapy with varenicline and sustained-release bupropion was associated with a significantly higher prolonged abstinence rate compared with varenicline monotherapy at 12 weeks and 26 weeks in adult smokers attempting to quit. By 52 weeks, however, the difference was no ...

American Family Physician : POEMs

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2014/0601/p912.html

Screening and Behavioral Counseling Interventions in Primary Care to Reduce Alcohol ...

Jun 15, 2014 - The U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) recommends that clinicians screen adults 18 years or older for alcohol misuse and provide persons engaged in risky or hazardous drinking with brief behavioral counseling interventions to reduce alcohol misuse.

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

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2014/0615/od1.html

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