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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

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2022/0500/p547.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

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

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2022/0400/p343.html

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

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2022/0300/p324.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 But medical information is always changing, and some information given here may be out of date.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

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

AFP By Topic - American Family Physician

May 13, 2022 - Editors' Choice of Best Available Content

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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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....

American Family Physician : Article

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2022/0400/p412.html

Allergy and Anaphylaxis - American Family Physician

Jan 14, 2022 - This collection features AFP content on allergies and anaphylaxis and related issues, including allergies and asthma, allergens, allergy testing, allergic rhinitis, food allergies, and latex allergies. This collection features AFP content on allergies and anaphylaxis and related issues,...

American Family Physician : AFP By Topic

https://www.aafp.org/afp/topicModules/viewTopicModule.htm?topicModuleId=58

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

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2022/0300/p272.html

Amoxicillin Does Not Improve Outcomes for Nonpneumonia Lower Respiratory Tract ... Restricted content. Login required.

Feb 1, 2022 - A high dosage of amoxicillin (50 mg per kg per day, in three divided doses) did not significantly improve outcomes for children with a lower respiratory tract infection that is not pneumonia.

American Family Physician : POEMs

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2022/0200/p202a.html

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

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2022/0500/od4.html

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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Antibiotic Courses for Common Infections: Recommendations From the ACP - Practice ... Restricted content. Login required.

Feb 1, 2022 - After reviewing clinical guidelines, systematic reviews, and individual studies, the American College of Physicians has released recommendations for common antibiotic prescribing situations in primary care.

American Family Physician : Practice Guidelines

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2022/0200/p205.html

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

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2022/0300/p237.html

Anxiety Disorders - American Family Physician

Dec 15, 2021 - Advertisement AFP BY TOPIC Anxiety Disorders Editors' Choice of Best Available Content This collection features the best content from AFP, as identified by the AFP editors, on anxiety disorders and related issues, including acute stress disorder, depressive disorders, excessive...

American Family Physician : AFP By Topic

https://www.aafp.org/afp/topicModules/viewTopicModule.htm?topicModuleId=85

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

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2022/0300/p302.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

Arthritis and Joint Pain - American Family Physician

Dec 15, 2021 - This collection features AFP content on arthritis and joint pain, including arthritis, gout, knee osteoarthritis, monoarthritis, osteoarthritis, polyarticular joint pain, Reiter's syndrome, rheumatoid arthritis, septic arthritis, and shoulder osteoarthritis. This collection features AFP...

American Family Physician : AFP By Topic

https://www.aafp.org/afp/topicModules/viewTopicModule.htm?topicModuleId=77

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

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2022/0400/od1.html

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

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2022/0300/od2.html

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

https://www.aafp.org/afp/topicModules/viewTopicModule.htm?topicModuleId=109

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

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2022/0300/p311.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

Behavioral Counseling Interventions for Healthy Weight and Weight Gain in Pregnancy - ... Restricted content. Login required.

Feb 1, 2022 - Case study: A 23-year-old patient, J.J., presents to confirm pregnancy after a positive home pregnancy test result. The first day of the patient's last menstrual period was seven weeks ago. J.J. has no concerns, and blood pressure is 118/78 mm Hg on examination. J.J.'s medical records ...

American Family Physician : Putting Prevention into Practice

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2022/0200/p187.html

Behavioral Counseling Interventions for Healthy Weight and Weight Gain in Pregnancy - ...

Feb 1, 2022 - The USPSTF recommends that clinicians offer pregnant persons effective behavioral counseling interventions aimed at promoting healthy weight gain and preventing excess gestational weight gain in pregnancy.

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

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2022/0200/od1.html

Behavioral Interventions for Smoking Cessation - Cochrane for Clinicians - American ... Restricted content. Login required.

Feb 1, 2022 - A variety of behavioral interventions are effective for smoking cessation. Providing individual or group counseling, guaranteed financial incentives, and text message–based counseling provide the greatest benefit. Population characteristics do not consistently affect the success of ...

American Family Physician : Cochrane for Clinicians

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2022/0200/p133.html

Borderline Personality Disorder - American Family Physician Restricted content. Login required.

Feb 1, 2022 - Borderline personality disorder is a psychological disorder characterized by a pervasive pattern of instability in affect regulation, impulse control, interpersonal relationships, and self-image. Borderline personality disorder may be present in up to 6.4% of adult primary care visits, ...

American Family Physician : Article

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2022/0200/p156.html

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

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2022/0300/p236.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

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

https://www.aafp.org/afp/topicModules/viewTopicModule.htm?topicModuleId=31

Cannabis Essentials: Tools for Clinical Practice - American Family Physician Restricted content. Login required.

Dec 1, 2021 - Cannabis use in the United States is increasing annually in people of all ages. This increase is fueled by state-level legalization, decreased risk perception, and increased social acceptability. Cannabis and its active components, cannabinoids, have been studied for medical uses and ...

American Family Physician : Article

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2021/1200/p598.html

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

https://www.aafp.org/afp/topicModules/viewTopicModule.htm?topicModuleId=45

Case Report: Four-Month-Old With Failure to Thrive and a Rash - Letters to the Editor -...

Feb 1, 2022 - << Previous article Next article >> Feb 01, 2022 Issue Letters to the Editor Case Report: Four-Month-Old With Failure to Thrive and a Rash Am Fam Physician. 2022 Feb ;105(2):114-115. To the Editor: Rashes in young children are common. The underlying diagnoses are often...

American Family Physician : Letter

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2022/0200/p114.html

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

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2022/0300/p309.html

Cervical Ripening and Induction of Labor - American Family Physician Restricted content. Login required.

Feb 1, 2022 - Induction of labor is a common obstetric procedure, and approximately one-fourth of pregnant patients undergo the procedure. Although exercise and nipple stimulation can increase the likelihood of spontaneous labor, sexual intercourse may not be effective. Acupuncture has been used for ...

American Family Physician : Article

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2022/0200/p177.html

Cervical Ripening in the Outpatient Setting - Implementing AHRQ Effective Health Care ... Restricted content. Login required.

Feb 1, 2022 - What is the effectiveness and what are the harms of cervical ripening methods in the outpatient vs. inpatient setting?

American Family Physician : Implementing AHRQ Effective Health Care Reviews

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2022/0200/p193.html

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 ...

American Family Physician : Article

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2022/0500/p521.html

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

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2022/0400/p388-s2.html

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

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2022/0400/p388-s1.html

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 ...

American Family Physician : Article

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2022/0400/p388.html

Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease - American Family Physician

Feb 15, 2022 - This collection features AFP content on chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) and related issues, including acute and chronic COPD, spirometry, pulmonary rehabilitation, oxygen therapy, corticosteriods, and pulmonary complications. This collection features AFP content on chronic ...

American Family Physician : AFP By Topic

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

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

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2022/0400/p366.html

Clopidogrel Monotherapy More Effective Than Aspirin to Prevent Coronary Events After ... Restricted content. Login required.

Feb 1, 2022 - In this study, clopidogrel monotherapy caused fewer subsequent events compared with aspirin monotherapy in stable patients who completed dual antiplatelet therapy after PCI with drug-eluting stents.

American Family Physician : POEMs

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2022/0200/p203a.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

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

Jan 1, 2022 - Cluster headache, the most common form of trigeminal autonomic cephalgia, is a rare primary headache disorder that affects less than 1% of the population. The mean age of onset is 30 years, and it is two to three times more common in males. Cluster headache consists of attacks of severe...

American Family Physician : Article

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

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

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2022/0300/p327.html

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 ...

American Family Physician : Article

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2022/0400/p369.html

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 ...

American Family Physician : Article

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2022/0400/p397.html

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