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Interpreting SARS-CoV-2 Diagnostic Tests: Common Questions and Answers - American ...

Apr 15, 2021 - SARS-CoV-2 is the novel coronavirus that causes COVID-19. The spectrum of asymptomatic, presymptomatic, and symptomatic SARS-CoV-2 transmission presents challenges for evaluating SARS-CoV-2 test performance for diagnostic or screening purposes and for interpreting test results. ...

American Family Physician : Article

Beware of False-Positive Results with SARS-CoV-2 Antibody Tests - Letters to the Editor...

Jul 1, 2020 - Letters to the Editor from regarding false-positive results with SARS-CoV-2 antibody tests.

American Family Physician : Letter

Rapid Point-of-Care Antigen and Molecular Tests for Diagnosis of SARS-CoV-2 Infection -... Restricted content. Login required.

Jul 1, 2021 - SARS-CoV-2 antigen tests have an average sensitivity of 68.9% and an average specificity of 99.6%. Accuracy depends on symptom status, time from symptom onset, and test brand.

American Family Physician : Cochrane for Clinicians

Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) -- FPM Topic Collection

Nov 9, 2021 - Coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) is an infectious disease caused by severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) that was declared a pandemic by the World Health Organization on March 11, 2020. Common symptoms include fever, cough, and shortness of breath. The ...

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The Importance of Keeping Patients with Post-Acute Sequelae of SARS-CoV-2 Infection ...

Jun 15, 2021 - ...The Importance of Keeping Patients with Post-Acute Sequelae of SARS-CoV-2 Infection (Long COVID) Engaged in Work Am Fam Physician. 2021 Jun 15;103(12):710. To the Editor: Post-acute sequelae of SARSCoV-2 infection (PASC), also known as long COVID, can have lasting effects on patients....

American Family Physician : Letter

Community-Acquired Pneumonia in Children: Rapid Evidence Review - American Family ... Restricted content. Login required.

Dec 1, 2021 - In the United States, pneumonia is the most common cause of hospitalization in children. Even in hospitalized children, community-acquired pneumonia is most likely of viral etiology, with respiratory syncytial virus being the most common pathogen, especially in children younger than two...

American Family Physician : Article

Venous Ulcers, Dementia Care, SARS-CoV-2 Swabs, Telehealth - AFP Clinical Answers - ... Restricted content. Login required.

Jul 15, 2020 - 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

Thyroiditis: Evaluation and Treatment - American Family Physician Restricted content. Login required.

Dec 1, 2021 - Thyroiditis is a general term for inflammation of the thyroid gland. The most common forms of thyroiditis encountered by family physicians include Hashimoto, postpartum, and subacute. Most forms of thyroiditis result in a triphasic disease pattern of thyroid dysfunction. Patients will ...

American Family Physician : Article

COVID-19 - American Family Physician

Jan 18, 2022 - 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 Health Organization on March 11, 2020. This collection includes research briefs, commentary,...

American Family Physician : AFP By Topic

Mifepristone and Misoprostol for Early Pregnancy Loss and Medication Abortion - ... Restricted content. Login required.

Apr 15, 2021 - Medication regimens using mifepristone and misoprostol are safe and effective for outpatient treatment of early pregnancy loss for up to 84 days’ gestation and for medication abortion up to 77 days’ gestation. Gestational age is determined using ultrasonography or menstrual history. ...

American Family Physician : Article

Outpatient Management of COVID-19: Rapid Evidence Review - American Family Physician

Oct 15, 2020 - Common presenting symptoms of coronavirus disease 2019 include fever, dry cough, shortness of breath, and fatigue. However, patients may have a wide range of symptoms representing a spectrum of mild to severe illness. Symptoms in children tend to be milder and may include fever, cough, ...

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Skin Inflammation After Immunization - Photo Quiz - American Family Physician Restricted content. Login required.

Jul 1, 2021 - A patient develops erythema and warmth on the arm two weeks after receiving the first dose of the mRNA-1273 vaccine against the SARS-CoV-2 virus.

American Family Physician : Photo Quiz

Unintentional Weight Loss in Older Adults - American Family Physician Restricted content. Login required.

Jul 1, 2021 - Unintentional weight loss in people older than 65 years is associated with increased morbidity and mortality. Nonmalignant diseases are more common causes of unintentional weight loss in this population than malignant causes. However, malignancy accounts for up to one-third of cases of ...

American Family Physician : Article

Acute Respiratory Distress Syndrome: Diagnosis and Management - American Family Physician

Jun 15, 2020 - Acute respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS) is noncardiogenic pulmonary edema that manifests as rapidly progressive dyspnea, tachypnea, and hypoxemia. Diagnostic criteria include onset within one week of a known insult or new or worsening respiratory symptoms, profound hypoxemia, ...

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Kawasaki Disease and Multisystem Inflammatory Syndrome in Children: An Overview and ... Restricted content. Login required.

Sep 1, 2021 - Kawasaki disease (KD) and multisystem inflammatory syndrome in children (MIS-C) are inflammatory conditions that present diagnostic and therapeutic challenges to the physician. Although many of their features overlap, they are two distinct conditions. KD is a febrile illness most ...

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Bioterrorism - American Family Physician Restricted content. Login required.

Oct 1, 2021 - Bioterrorism is the deliberate release of viruses, bacteria, toxins, or fungi with the goal of causing panic, mass casualties, or severe economic disruption. From 1981 to 2018, there were 37 bioterrorist attacks worldwide. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) lists ...

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Top 20 Research Studies of 2020 for Primary Care Physicians - American Family Physician Restricted content. Login required.

Jul 1, 2021 - This article summarizes the top 20 research studies of 2020 identified as POEMs (patient-oriented evidence that matters), including the two most highly rated guidelines of the year on gout and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). Regarding COVID-19, handwashing and social ...

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HIV Infection in Adults: Initial Management - American Family Physician Restricted content. Login required.

Apr 1, 2021 - The HIV epidemic is an important public health priority. Transmissions continue to occur despite effective therapies that make HIV preventable and treatable. Approximately one-half of people with HIV are not receiving suppressive antiretroviral therapy (ART). Starting ART early, ...

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Shoulder Dystocia: Managing an Obstetric Emergency - American Family Physician Restricted content. Login required.

Jul 15, 2020 - Shoulder dystocia is an obstetric emergency in which normal traction on the fetal head does not lead to delivery of the shoulders. This can cause neonatal brachial plexus injuries, hypoxia, and maternal trauma, including damage to the bladder, anal sphincter, and rectum, and postpartum ...

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Post-ICU Care in the Outpatient Setting - American Family Physician Restricted content. Login required.

May 15, 2021 - More than 5 million patients in the United States are admitted to intensive care units (ICUs) annually, and an increasing percentage of patients treated in the ICU survive to hospital discharge. Because these patients require follow-up in the outpatient setting, family physicians should...

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New CPT code for SARS-CoV-2 (COVID-19) antigen testing

Antigen testing is designed to be quicker and simpler than other tests for the coronavirus and can be conducted at the point of care.

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Case Reports: Rhabdomyolysis Associated with COVID-19 - Letters to the Editor - ...

Dec 1, 2020 - ...To the Editor: Severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2), the virus that causes coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19), has caused a global health crisis. COVID-19 can present with a variety of complications during the course of infection. Rhabdomyolysis is...

American Family Physician : Letter

Inhaled Budesonide Reduces the Risk of Emergency Department Evaluation or ... Restricted content. Login required.

Aug 1, 2021 - Inhaled budesonide, 800 mcg twice daily, significantly reduces the likelihood that patients with early COVID-19 will require emergency department evaluation or hospitalization (number needed to treat = 7 to 8). This is a widely available, relatively inexpensive drug with the potential ...

American Family Physician : POEMs

AAFP-PT Adds COVID-19 Tests to Its Repertoire for 2021

Proficiency testing in physicians’ office labs is particularly critical in the era of COVID-19, when testing for the disease has taken a central role in tracking and curbing the pandemic. AAFP-PT now offers three distinct SARS-CoV2 proficiency tests to help meet that need.

AAFP News : Practice and Career

CDC Recommends Masks in Schools, COVID-19 Hot Spots

The CDC, in response to increased circulation of the delta variant of SARS-CoV-2, updated its guidance to recommend use of masks in schools, as well as in other indoor locations in areas with substantial COVID-19 transmission rates, regardless of vaccination status.

AAFP News : Patient Care

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