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Orthostatic Hypotension: A Practical Approach - American Family Physician Restricted content. Login required.

Jan 1, 2022 - Orthostatic hypotension is defined as a decrease in blood pressure of 20 mm Hg or more systolic or 10 mm Hg or more diastolic within three minutes of standing from the supine position or on assuming a head-up position of at least 60 degrees during tilt table testing. Symptoms are due to...

American Family Physician : Article

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2022/0100/p39.html

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

Jan 1, 2022 - Adenomyosis is a clinical condition where endometrial glands are found in the myometrium of the uterus. One in three patients with adenomyosis is asymptomatic, but the rest may present with heavy menstrual bleeding, pelvic pain, or infertility. Heavy menstrual bleeding is the most ...

American Family Physician : Article

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2022/0100/p33.html

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

Jan 1, 2022 - Pruritus is the sensation of itching; it can be caused by dermatologic and systemic conditions. An exposure history may reveal symptom triggers. A thorough skin examination, including visualization of the finger webs, anogenital region, nails, and scalp, is essential. Primary skin ...

American Family Physician : Article

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2022/0100/p55.html

Transient Global Amnesia - American Family Physician Restricted content. Login required.

Jan 1, 2022 - Transient global amnesia (TGA) is a clinical syndrome characterized by anterograde amnesia, mild retrograde amnesia, and confusion up to 24 hours. Most commonly seen in patients older than 50 years, TGA results from the temporary impairment of short-term memory formation. Clinically, ...

American Family Physician : Article

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2022/0100/p50.html

Arterial Atherosclerosis: Vascular Surgery Interventions - American Family Physician Restricted content. Login required.

Jan 1, 2022 - Atherosclerotic vascular disease is a leading cause of death worldwide. Atherosclerotic stenosis of the internal carotid or intracranial arteries causes up to 15% of strokes. Peripheral artery disease affects up to one in five people in the United States who are 60 years and older and ...

American Family Physician : Article

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2022/0100/p65.html

Screening for Prediabetes and Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus - Putting Prevention into ... Restricted content. Login required.

Jan 1, 2022 - A 36-year-old, D.P., presents to your clinic as a new patient for a wellness visit. D.P. has no current health concerns but states that they had gestational diabetes during their last pregnancy three years ago. The patient reports that their father has diabetes mellitus and takes ...

American Family Physician : Putting Prevention into Practice

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2022/0100/p73.html

Rapidly Progressive Erythroderma - Photo Quiz - American Family Physician Restricted content. Login required.

Jan 1, 2022 - A man presented with a progressive pruritic rash affecting his entire body.

American Family Physician : Photo Quiz

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2022/0100/p75.html

Secondary Prevention of Ischemic Stroke: Updated Guidelines From AHA/ASA - Practice ... Restricted content. Login required.

Jan 1, 2022 - Stroke is a common source of morbidity and mortality in the United States. The American Heart Association and American Stroke Association (AHA/ASA) published updated guidelines for preventing recurrent ischemic stroke, focusing on overall cardiovascular risk reduction and targeted ...

American Family Physician : Practice Guidelines

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2022/0100/p99.html

Can Walking Lower Blood Pressure in Patients With Hypertension? - Cochrane for ... Restricted content. Login required.

Jan 1, 2022 - Walking lowers systolic blood pressure by 4.11 mm Hg. It lowers diastolic blood pressure by 1.79 mm Hg and resting heart rate by 2.76 beats per minute.

American Family Physician : Cochrane for Clinicians

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2022/0100/p22.html

Behavioral and Psychological Treatments for Chronic Insomnia Disorder: Updated ... Restricted content. Login required.

Jan 1, 2022 - Chronic insomnia is a common sleep disorder that causes impairment, and treatment historically has been limited to sleep hygiene recommendations. The American Academy of Sleep Medicine has updated its clinical practice guidelines on behavioral treatments for chronic insomnia disorder.

American Family Physician : Practice Guidelines

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2022/0100/p97.html

Massive Scrotal Swelling - Photo Quiz - American Family Physician Restricted content. Login required.

Jan 1, 2022 - A man presented with a 10-year history of severe scrotal swelling. The scrotal skin was tender, thickened, and hyperpigmented.

American Family Physician : Photo Quiz

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2022/0100/p77.html

Compression Stockings for Preventing Deep Venous Thrombosis in Airline Passengers - ... Restricted content. Login required.

Jan 1, 2022 - Compression stockings are effective at reducing asymptomatic deep venous thrombosis in airline passengers taking flights longer than five hours in both high-risk and low-risk populations.

American Family Physician : Cochrane for Clinicians

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2022/0100/p23.html

Determining When to Recommend Glucose-Lowering Drugs That Reduce Cardiovascular Risk - ...

Jan 1, 2022 - Treatment options for patients with type 2 diabetes mellitus have increased with the addition of three new drug classes. Large clinical trials have investigated cardiovascular outcomes with all three classes in patients who have diabetes. The primary outcome was a composite of nonfatal ...

American Family Physician : Editorials

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2022/0100/p10.html

Preventing Cognitive Decline - Editorials - American Family Physician

Jan 1, 2022 - Because of the lack of effective treatments, prevention remains the best strategy for reducing the burden of dementia. Rather than attempting to identify and intervene on early disease through screening, a primary prevention strategy seeks to prevent cognitive decline by addressing ...

American Family Physician : Editorials

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2022/0100/p13.html

Obstructive Sleep Apnea, Fever in Children, Labor Pain, Mobility Devices, Lung Cancer ... Restricted content. Login required.

Jan 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

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2022/0100/p19.html

PrecivityAD for Diagnosis of Alzheimer Disease - Diagnostic Tests: What Physicians Need... Restricted content. Login required.

Jan 1, 2022 - The PrecivityAD test is a widely available blood test for older persons with mild cognitive impairment and is marketed to aid in the diagnosis of Alzheimer disease. The APS produced by the test is accurate in predicting the likelihood of positive PET findings, which may reduce the need ...

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

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2022/0100/p79.html

Platelet-Rich Plasma for Androgenic Alopecia - FPIN's Help Desk Answers - American ... Restricted content. Login required.

Jan 1, 2022 - Platelet-rich plasma injections more effectively increase hair density vs. usual treatment in men with androgenic alopecia.

American Family Physician : FPIN's Help Desk Answers

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2022/0100/p84.html

Harm Reduction for Patients With Substance Use Disorders - Curbside Consultation - ... Restricted content. Login required.

Jan 1, 2022 - Patients engaged in high-risk activities are often ambivalent about changing their behavior. Harm reduction is an approach that focuses on limiting harm and improving quality of life for patients who persist with high-risk behaviors; the foundations of harm reduction are pragmatism and ...

American Family Physician : Curbside Consultation

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2022/0100/p90.html

Is the Use of Hormonal Contraception Associated With Suicide and Suicide Attempts? - ... Restricted content. Login required.

Jan 1, 2022 - There may be an association between the use of hormonal contraception and suicide. Women using oral contraceptives had an increase in completed suicides and suicidal behaviors (i.e., suicidal thoughts and suicide attempts without success).

American Family Physician : FPIN's Clinical Inquiries

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2022/0100/p82.html

Screening for Prediabetes and Type 2 Diabetes - U.S. Preventive Services Task Force - ...

Jan 1, 2022 - The USPSTF recommends screening for prediabetes and type 2 diabetes in adults aged 35 to 70 years who have overweight or obesity. Clinicians should offer or refer patients with prediabetes to effective preventive interventions.

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

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2022/0100/od1.html

Peanut Allergen Powder (Palforzia) for Peanut Allergy - STEPS - American Family Physician Restricted content. Login required.

Jan 1, 2022 - For individuals with severe peanut allergy, peanut allergen powder may lessen the likelihood of life-threatening consequences of accidental ingestion of small amounts of peanuts. Patients must still adhere to a peanut-avoidant diet, which likely has far bigger preventive impact than ...

American Family Physician : STEPS

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2022/0100/p20.html

Guidelines for When to Consider Mortality-Reducing Treatments for Patients With Type 2 ... Restricted content. Login required.

Jan 1, 2022 - The guidelines give clear guidance on selecting an SGLT2 inhibitor, a GLP-1 receptor agonist, or neither in patients with type 2 diabetes. The guidelines are a bit conservative to some, but guideline development is a two-step process: determining the evidence and then weighing the value...

American Family Physician : POEMs

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2022/0100/p93.html

Evidence of Benefit Is Lacking for Low Back Pain Relief With Muscle Relaxants - POEMs -... Restricted content. Login required.

Jan 1, 2022 - Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs are a better choice for the treatment of low back pain. Despite benzodiazepine and nonbenzodiazepine muscle relaxants being used for almost 50 years to treat low back pain, the supporting evidence is of low certainty. None of the treatments will ...

American Family Physician : POEMs

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2022/0100/p95.html

Provided Infant Carriers Increase the Rate of Sustained Breastfeeding - POEMs - ... Restricted content. Login required.

Jan 1, 2022 - Giving an infant carrier to mothers before or at delivery increases sustained breastfeeding from three to six months following birth. The authors speculate that this outcome is caused by increased physical contact.

American Family Physician : POEMs

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2022/0100/p93a.html

A Single Corticosteroid Burst in Children Is Associated With Harms - POEMs - American ... Restricted content. Login required.

Jan 1, 2022 - Although corticosteroid bursts have potential for improving outcomes for many acute illnesses, this study shows that the potential harms are not trivial.

American Family Physician : POEMs

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2022/0100/p94.html

Reduction in Saturated Fat Intake for Cardiovascular Disease - Medicine by the Numbers ... Restricted content. Login required.

Jan 1, 2022 - Learn more about the effects of reducing saturated fat intake on cardiovascular disease risk.

American Family Physician : Medicine by the Numbers

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2022/0100/od2.html

Weight-Based Levothyroxine Dosage Adjustment for Hypothyroidism - Letters to the Editor...

Jan 1, 2022 - << Previous article Next article >> Jan 01, 2022 Issue Letters to the Editor Weight-Based Levothyroxine Dosage Adjustment for Hypothyroidism Am Fam Physician. 2022 Jan ;105(1):6-7. Original Article: Hypothyroidism: Diagnosis and Treatment Issue Date: May 15, 2021 See additional...

American Family Physician : Letter

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2022/0100/p6.html

Risks of and Indications for Mifepristone for Medication Abortion - Letters to the ...

Jan 1, 2022 - << Previous article Next article >> Jan 01, 2022 Issue Letters to the Editor Risks of and Indications for Mifepristone for Medication Abortion Am Fam Physician. 2022 Jan ;105(1):5. Original Article: Mifepristone and Misoprostol for Early Pregnancy Loss and Medication Abortion Issue...

American Family Physician : Letter

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2022/0100/p5.html

Family Physicians Should Treat Pregnant Patients With Hypothyroidism - Letters to the ...

Jan 1, 2022 - << Previous article Next article >> Jan 01, 2022 Issue Letters to the Editor Family Physicians Should Treat Pregnant Patients With Hypothyroidism Am Fam Physician. 2022 Jan ;105(1):7-8. Original Article: Hypothyroidism: Diagnosis and Treatment Issue Date: May 15, 2021 See additional...

American Family Physician : Letter

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2022/0100/p7.html

Correction - Corrections - American Family Physician Restricted content. Login required.

Jan 1, 2022 - << Previous article Next article >> Jan 01, 2022 Issue Reader Services Correction Am Fam Physician. 2022 Jan ;105(1):8. Error in algorithm. In the article, Urethritis: Rapid Evidence Review, (May 1, 2021, p. 553) the next steps in Figure 1 (page 556) after Trichomonas vaginalis...

American Family Physician : Corrections

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2022/0100/p8.html

Cluster Headache - American Family Physician

Jan 1, 2022 - << Previous article Next article >> Jan 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

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2022/0100/p24-s1.html

Adenomyosis - American Family Physician

Jan 1, 2022 - << Previous article Next article >> Jan 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

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2022/0100/p33-s1.html

Pruritus: Why Am I Itching? - American Family Physician

Jan 1, 2022 - << Previous article Next article >> Jan 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

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2022/0100/p55-s1.html

Orthostatic Hypotension - American Family Physician

Jan 1, 2022 - << Previous article Next article >> Jan 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

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2022/0100/p39-s1.html

New modifier for audio-only telehealth in 2022

There has been no indication yet of how Medicare or other payers will handle the new modifier.

Family Practice Management : FPM

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

Major insurers changing telehealth billing requirement in 2022

Beginning Jan. 1, Anthem and UnitedHealthcare will require plans to use new place of service (POS) code 10 for telehealth provided in the patient’s home.

Family Practice Management : FPM

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

Report Finds Widespread Health Inequities in United States

A Commonwealth Fund analysis of state health systems found 'pervasive' racial and ethnic inequities throughout the country, even in states that provide high-quality care to their residents. A family physician suggests a way forward.

AAFP News : Patient Care

https://www.aafp.org/news/health-of-the-public/20211223inequityreport.html

Students, Here’s How to Turn Interview Notes Into a Rank List

To help medical students making Match decisions during another virtual interview season, AAFP News gathered a faculty member, a fourth-year student and two family medicine interns to share their insights on comparing and evaluating programs.

AAFP News : CME

https://www.aafp.org/news/education-professional-development/20211222matchqanda.html

Research Links E-cigarette Use to Erectile Dysfunction

New research has found that adult males who use e-cigarettes daily are much more likely to experience erectile dysfunction than those who have never used them. A family physician explains how the findings can assist in conversations with patients.

AAFP News : Patient Care

https://www.aafp.org/news/health-of-the-public/20211222ecigsed.html

Clinicians not automatically included in MIPS exception must apply by year's end

Applications for extreme and uncontrollable circumstances exceptions for the 2021 Merit-based Incentive Payment System (MIPS) performance year are due Dec. 31.

Family Practice Management : FPM

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

New Residency Proposal Aims for Significant Changes

New proposed requirements for family medicine residency programs include eliminating the standard of 1,650 continuity patient encounters and other major changes. They are available for review and comment through Jan. 28.

AAFP News : CME

https://www.aafp.org/news/education-professional-development/20211221residencyreqs.html

FMX Exhibitor Cancellation Policy | AAFP

Find policies related to cancellation of rental or exposition for AAFP's Family Medicine Experience conference, Sept 20-24

Events : FMX 2022

https://www.aafp.org/events/fmx/exhibitors/sign-up/cancellation-policy.html

Family Physicians Support White House Actions to Combat COVID-19, Highlight Importance ...

Family Physicians Support White House Actions to Combat COVID-19, Highlight Importance of Ongoing Role of Family Physicians

AAFP News : Media Center

https://www.aafp.org/news/media-center/statements/family-physicians-support-white-house-actions1.html

Medicare GME Final Rule is a Significant Step to Improve Health Equity, Address Primary...

Medicare GME Final Rule is a Significant Step to Improve Health Equity, Address Primary Care Workforce Shortage, Physician Maldistribution

AAFP News : Media Center

https://www.aafp.org/news/media-center/statements/medicare-gme-final-rule.html

Booth Construction

Booth design and construction guidelines for exhibitors at AAFP's Family Medicine Experience, September 20-24.

Events : FMX 2022

https://www.aafp.org/events/fmx/exhibitors/manage-my-booth/exhibitor-service-manual/booth-construction.html

Product Theaters and MedTalks

Product Theaters and Med Talks offer the chance to interact directly with family physicians, residents, and health care professionals at AAFP's Family Medicine Experience, September 20-24.

Events : FMX 2022

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

Product Theater Application

Apply for a Product Theater at AAFP's Family Medicine Experience, September 20-24.

Events : FMX 2022

https://www.aafp.org/events/fmx/sponsor/product-theaters-medtalks/product-theater-application.html

Med Talk Application

Apply for a Med Talk at AAFP's Family Medicine Experience, September 20-24.

Events : FMX 2022

https://www.aafp.org/events/fmx/sponsor/product-theaters-medtalks/med-talk-application.html

Satellite CME

Satellite CME is a great opportunity to offer education that can help improve care, outcomes or educate on a new product or services at AAFP Family Medicine Experience (FMX) Conference, September 20-24.

Events : FMX 2022

https://www.aafp.org/events/fmx/sponsor/satellite-cme.html

Scientific Informational Display

Product Theaters and Med Talks offer the chance to interact directly with family physicians, residents, and health care professionals at AAFP's Family Medicine Experience, September 20-24.

Events : FMX 2022

https://www.aafp.org/events/fmx/sponsor/scientific-displays.html

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