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Geriatric Assessment: An Office-Based Approach - American Family Physician

Jun 15, 2018 - Family physicians should be proficient in geriatric assessment because, as society ages, older adults will constitute an increasing proportion of patients. Geriatric assessment evaluates medical, social, and environmental factors that influence overall well-being, and addresses ...

American Family Physician : Article

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2018/0615/p776.html

Guidelines for the Use of Antibiotics in Acute Upper Respiratory Infections - American ...

Sep 15, 2006 - To help physicians with the appropriate use of antibiotics in children and adults with upper respiratory tract infection, a multidisciplinary team evaluated existing guidelines and summarized key practice points. Acute otitis media in children should be diagnosed only if there is abrupt...

American Family Physician : Article

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2006/0915/p956.html

Guidelines for Treating Adults with Acute Cough - Editorials - American Family Physician

Feb 15, 2007 - ...are likely to be effective for conditions such as pneumonia, upper airway cough syndrome from bacterial sinusitis, and Bordetella pertussis infection in the lower respiratory tract (whooping cough), if given early in the illness, and for exacerbations of bronchiectasis and severe...

American Family Physician : Editorials

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2007/0215/p476.html

Hand and Wrist Injuries: Part II. Emergent Evaluation - American Family Physician

Apr 15, 2004 - Primary care physicians must be able to recognize wrist and hand injuries that require immediate attention. A complete history and physical examination, including assessment of distal limb function, are essential. Hemorrhage control is necessary in patients with vessel lacerations and ...

American Family Physician : Article

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2004/0415/p1949.html

Hand and Wrist Injuries: Part II. Emergent Evaluation - American Family Physician

...Adapted from Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Diph- theria, tetanus, and pertussis: recommendations for vaccine use and other preventive measures: recommendations of the Immu- nization Practices Advisory Committee (ACIP). Accessed online on March 29, 2004, at:...

American Family Physician

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2004/0415/p1949.pdf

Health Maintenance for Postmenopausal Women - American Family Physician

Sep 1, 2008 - Menopause is the permanent cessation of menstruation resulting from the loss of ovarian and follicular activity. It usually occurs when women reach their early 50s. Vasomotor symptoms and vaginal dryness are frequently reported during menopause. Estrogen is the most effective treatment ...

American Family Physician : Article

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2008/0901/p583.html

Health Maintenance in Postmenopausal Women

May 1, 2017:Date xx, xxxx

American Family Physician

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2017/0501/p561.pdf

Health Maintenance in Postmenopausal Women - American Family Physician

May 1, 2017 - Cardiovascular disease is the leading cause of death and disability in postmenopausal women older than 50 years. Clinicians should use the pooled cohort risk assessment equations or another risk calculator every three to five years to estimate a woman’s 10-year risk of atherosclerotic ...

American Family Physician : Article

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2017/0501/p561.html

Health Maintenance in School-aged Children: Part I. History, Physical Examination, ...

...are significantly less, with approximately 40 percent of patients receiving the tetanus toxoid, reduced diph- theria toxoid, and acellular pertussis (Tdap) vaccine and meningococcal vaccine, and less than 20 percent completing the human papillomavirus vaccine series.39 There is...

American Family Physician

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2011/0315/p683.pdf

Health Maintenance in School-Aged Children: Part I. History, Physical Examination, ...

Aug 15, 2019 - The goals of the health maintenance visit in school-aged children (five to 12 years) are promoting health, detecting disease, and counseling to prevent injury and future health problems. During the visit, the physician should address patient and parent/caregiver concerns and ask about ...

American Family Physician : Article

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2019/0815/p213.html

Health Maintenance in School-aged Children: Part I. History, Physical Examination, ...

Mar 15, 2011 - The goals of the well-child examination in school-aged children (kindergarten through early adolescence) are promoting health, detecting disease, and counseling to prevent injury and future health problems. A complete history should address any concerns from the patient and family and ...

American Family Physician : Article

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2011/0315/p683.html

Helping Physicians Make Evidence-Based Decisions - Editorials - American Family Physician

Jun 1, 2001 - ...on perinatal care, the Cochrane Library has grown rapidly and now contains more than 850 reviews on a wide variety of topics from acellular pertussis vaccines to zinc for the comXmon cold. Primary care physicians have played an important role in the Cochrane Collaboration since its...

American Family Physician : Editorials

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2001/0601/p2130.html

Hepatitis B: Diagnosis and Treatment - American Family Physician

Apr 15, 2010 - Although an estimated 1 million persons in the United States are chronically infected with hepatitis B virus, the prevalence of hepatitis B has declined since the implementation of a national vaccination program. Hepatitis B virus is transmitted in blood and secretions. Acute infection ...

American Family Physician : Article

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2010/0415/p965.html

HIV Infection: The Role of Primary Care - American Family Physician

Nov 1, 2009 - Human immunodeficiency virus infection was first documented in the United States in 1981. Since that time, significant strides have been made in the prevention and treatment of the condition. Screening is paramount in identifying early infection and is now a routine component of primary...

American Family Physician : Article

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2009/1101/p946.html

HPV Vaccine: A Cornerstone of Female Health - Editorials - American Family Physician

Jan 1, 2007 - ...vaccines (i.e., tetravalent meningococcal conjugate vaccine [MCV4; Menactra] and tetanus toxoid, reduced diphtheria toxoid, and acellular pertussis booster [Tdap; Boostrix, Adacel]). Together, these three vaccines provide the opportunity for important anticipatory guidance during...

American Family Physician : Editorials

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2007/0101/p28.html

IDSA Releases Guidelines on Travel Medicine - Practice Guidelines - American Family ...

Jun 1, 2007 - The Infectious Diseases Society of America (IDSA) has released recommendations on travel medicine standards based on evidence, expert opinion, and clinical experience.

American Family Physician : Practice Guidelines

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2007/0601/p1712.html

Immunizations (excluding Influenza) - American Family Physician

Sep 15, 2019 - This collection features AFP content on child and adult immunizations (excluding influenza) and related issues, including travel immunizations and specific immunizations (hepatitis A and B, herpes zoster, human papillomavirus, meningococcus, pertussis, pneumococcus, rotavirus, smallpox,...

American Family Physician : AFP By Topic

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Immunizations in Pregnancy

...Tetanus toxoid, reduced diphtheria toxoid, and acel- lular pertussis (Tdap) vaccine should be provided during each pregnancy, preferably between 27 and 36 weeks of gestation.5 This timing recommendation is based on the maternal immune response, which peaks two weeks after...

American Family Physician

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2013/0615/p828.pdf

Immunizations in Pregnancy - Editorials - American Family Physician

Jun 15, 2013 - Family physicians, even if not providing prenatal care, can play a critical role in maintaining current vaccinations in pregnant women. Learn which vaccinations to consider and which to avoid.

American Family Physician : Editorials

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2013/0615/p828.html

Importance of Vaccinations for Close Contacts and Caregivers - Letters to the Editor - ...

Jun 15, 2008 - ...acellular pertussis vaccine as part of a tetanus toxoid, reduced diphtheria toxoids, and acellular pertussis vaccine (Tdap; Adacel) is recommended for all close contacts and caregivers of children younger than one year.1 As with influenza, infected parents can transmit pertussis to...

American Family Physician : Letter

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2008/0615/p1664.html

Infant with a Morbilliform Rash - Photo Quiz - American Family Physician

Feb 1, 2010 - Photo Quiz presents readers with a clinical challenge based on a photograph or other image.

American Family Physician : Photo Quiz

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2010/0201/p327.html

Influenza Vaccination Coverage of Children in the United States - Practice Guidelines -...

Jul 15, 2006 - The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has released a report on influenza vaccination coverage of children younger than two years during the 2003 to 2004 influenza season.

American Family Physician : Practice Guidelines

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2006/0715/p336.html

Initial Management of Patients with HIV Infection

November 1, 2016

American Family Physician

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2016/1101/p708.pdf

Initial Management of Patients with HIV Infection - American Family Physician

Nov 1, 2016 - Human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) infection has become a treatable chronic disease with near-normal life expectancy when patients receive antiretroviral therapy (ART). Family physicians and other primary care clinicians commonly provide long-term comprehensive care for persons with HIV...

American Family Physician : Article

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2016/1101/p708.html

Insulin Detemir (Levmir) for Diabetes Mellitus - STEPS - American Family Physician

Jul 15, 2006 - Insulin detemir is suitable as basal insulin in a basal-bolus regimen. In limited research, it has been shown to cause slightly fewer episodes of minor hypoglycemia and no weight gain in patients with type 1 and 2 diabetes, which is a benefit that must be balanced against its higher ...

American Family Physician : STEPS

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2006/0715/p323.html

Interventions Aimed at Increasing Childhood Vaccination Rates - Cochrane for Clinicians...

Nov 1, 2015 - Community discussions, community meetings, and information campaigns may increase immunization uptake in areas with only moderate vaccine use. There is no clear evidence to guide face-to-face educational interventions, and the impact of face-to-face interventions is uncertain in areas ...

American Family Physician : Cochrane for Clinicians

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2015/1101/p775.html

jan 1 SMR

...Diphtheria, tetanus, DTaP DTaP DTaP DTaP‡ DTaP Td pertussis‡ Haemophilus Hib Hib Hib Hib influenzae type b (Hib)§ Polio || IPV IPV Polio || Polio Rotavirus (Rv)¶ Rv¶ Rv¶ Rv¶ Measles, mumps, MMR MMR# MMR# rubella (MMR)# Varicella-zoster Var Var** virus vaccine (Var)**...

American Family Physician

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July 15, 2006 - American Family Physician

...CDC Releases Guidelines on Antimicrobial Agents for the Treatment and Postexposure Prophylaxis of Pertussis Lisa Graham Influenza Vaccination Coverage of Children in the United States Lisa Graham STEPS Insulin Detemir (Levmir) for Diabetes Mellitus JD Goldman...

American Family Physician

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June 1, 2004 - American Family Physician

...Pertussis in Vaccinated and Unvaccinated Children Influencing Attitudes Toward Mammography Screening Olanzapine vs. Haloperidol for Treatment of Schizophrenia Smoking Cessation After Admission to a Cardiac Unit Etanercept Effective for Moderate to Severe Psoriasis...

American Family Physician

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2004/0601/

June 1, 2006 - American Family Physician

...Pertussis Vaccination for Adolescents and Adults Comparison of Effectiveness of Three CHD Predictors Yoga Improves Chronic Low Back Pain Waist-to-Hip Ratio Better Predictor of Disease Than BMI Positive and Negative Effects of Hypnotics in Older Patients Relation...

American Family Physician

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2006/0601/

Laceration Repair: A Practical Approach

May 15, 2017

American Family Physician

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2017/0515/p628.pdf

Laceration Repair: A Practical Approach - American Family Physician

May 15, 2017 - The goals of laceration repair are to achieve hemostasis and optimal cosmetic results without increasing the risk of infection. Many aspects of laceration repair have not changed over the years, but there is evidence to support some updates to standard management. Studies have been ...

American Family Physician : Article

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2017/0515/p628.html

Late Presentation to Prenatal Care

September 1, 2015 Curbside Consultation

American Family Physician

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2015/0901/p391.pdf

Late Presentation to Prenatal Care - Curbside Consultation - American Family Physician

Sep 1, 2015 - Pregnancy carries concrete and immediate risks that need to be addressed and managed in a timely fashion. Patients who initiate prenatal care late in pregnancy tend to present with a challenging variety of concerns, encompassing the full range of their medical, psychosocial, and ...

American Family Physician : Curbside Consultation

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2015/0901/p391.html

Leukemia: An Overview for Primary Care

...Lymphocyte predominant: Consider infection such as EBV, CMV, pertussis, tuberculosis, asplenia, or splenic sequestration Basophil predominant (rare): Consider viral infections or inflammatory conditions If any of the following are present, obtain a peripheral smear:...

American Family Physician

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2014/0501/p731.pdf

Leukocytosis: Basics of Clinical Assessment - American Family Physician

Nov 1, 2000 - Leukocytosis, a common laboratory finding, is most often due to relatively benign conditions (infections or inflammatory processes). Much less common but more serious causes include primary bone marrow disorders. The normal reaction of bone marrow to infection or inflammation leads to ...

American Family Physician : Article

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2000/1101/p2053.html

Management of Foreign Bodies in the Skin - American Family Physician

Sep 1, 2007 - Although puncture wounds are common, retained foreign bodies are not. Wounds with a foreign body sensation should be evaluated. The presence of wood or vegetative material, graphite or other pigmenting materials, and pain is an indication for foreign body removal. Radiography may be ...

American Family Physician : Article

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2007/0901/p683.html

Management of Newborns Exposed to Maternal HIV Infection - American Family Physician

May 15, 2002 - The management of infants whose mothers are infected with the human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) involves minimizing the risk of vertical transmission of HIV, recognizing neonatal HIV infection early, preventing opportunistic infections, and addressing psychosocial issues. Maternal ...

American Family Physician : Article

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2002/0515/p2049.html

Management of Newborns Exposed to Maternal HIV Infection -- American Family Physician

...HIV-exposed infants need the appropriate standard immunizations: diphtheria and teta- nus toxoids and acellular pertussis vaccine, Hae- mophilus influenzae b conjugate vaccine, inacti- vated poliovirus vaccine, pneumococcal seven- valent conjugate vaccine, and hepatitis B vac-...

American Family Physician

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2002/0515/p2049.pdf

March 15, 2009 - American Family Physician

...ACIP Releases Guideline on Prevention of Pertussis, Tetanus, and Diptheria in Pregnant Women and Newborns Carrie Armstrong Answering Clinical Questions Putting Prevention into Practice Screening for Sickle Cell Disease in Newborns Kenneth W. Lin Point-of-Care Guides...

American Family Physician

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2009/0315/

Maternal Pertussis Vaccination During Pregnancy - FPIN's Help Desk Answers - American ...

Apr 1, 2019 - Women should receive the Tdap vaccine during pregnancy regardless of previous immunization history. Infants whose mothers received prenatal immunization had 50% fewer cases of pertussis compared with those whose mothers received postpartum immunization.

American Family Physician : FPIN's Help Desk Answers

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2019/0401/p454.html

Medical Care for Immigrants and Refugees - American Family Physician

Mar 1, 1998 - Refugees and other immigrants often present with clinical problems that are as varied as their previous experiences. Clinical presentations may range from unusual infectious diseases to problems with transition. This article describes medical conditions associated with immigrants, as ...

American Family Physician : Article

https://www.aafp.org/afp/1998/0301/p1061.html

Microsoft Word - Guidelines on titles and subtitles of articles--instructions for ...

...Pharmacogenetics: Using Genetic Information to Guide Drug Therapy Disability Evaluations: More Than Completing a Form Pertussis: A Reemerging Infection Diagnostic imaging: appropriate and safe use End-Stage Renal Disease: Symptom Management and Advance Care Planning Systemic...

American Family Physician

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/journals/afp/Titles%20-%20Guide%20for%20Authors.pdf

NEWS NEW

...DTaP Vaccine’s Effectiveness Against Pertussis Diminishes After Final Dose Outbreaks of whooping cough continue to occur regularly, so researchers set out to determine why the diphtheria and tetanus toxoids and acellular pertussis (DTaP) vaccine is not doing a better job. The study,...

American Family Physician

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2012/1101/p803.pdf

NEWS NOW

...Midwest Experience Pertussis Outbreaks: Are Parents Responsible? Several states in the West and Midwest have reported significant increases in pertussis cases. In Montana, the Department of Public Health and Human Services has documented more than 200 cases of pertussis, the high-...

American Family Physician

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2012/0701/p13.pdf

NEWS NOW

...Research has shown that children who are exempted from vaccinations have a 35-fold higher risk of measles, a 23-fold higher risk of pertussis, and a nine- fold higher risk of varicella than do vaccinated children. All states allow children with medical contraindications to...

American Family Physician

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2011/0601/p1259.pdf

NEWS NOW

...and Prevention’s Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP). The ACIP announced that the tetanus, diphtheria, and acellular pertussis (Tdap) vaccination can now be administered to pregnant women in the second or third trimesters if they have never received the vaccina- tion...

American Family Physician

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2011/0801/p253.pdf

November 1, 1999 - American Family Physician

...Manifestations of Pertussis in Immunized Children and Adults Ultrasound Therapy for Calcific Tendonitis of the Shoulder Removal of Aspirated Foreign Bodies in Children and Adults Treatment of Patients with Refractory Seizures Postexposure HIV Prophylaxis After Sexual...

American Family Physician

https://www.aafp.org/afp/1999/1101/

November 15, 2005 - American Family Physician

...Diagnosis and Treatment of Pertussis in Adults Antipsychotic Use and Cardiac Events CBT and Medication for Panic Disorder Does Vaginal Candidiasis Affect Genital HIV Shedding? Early Diagnosis of Imperforate Hymen May Prevent Morbidity School Suicide Screening...

American Family Physician

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2005/1115/

November 15, 2011 - American Family Physician

...CDC Releases Best Practices for the Use of PCR Testing for Diagnosing Pertussis Lisa M. Croke Answering Clinical Questions FPIN's Clinical Inquiries Ginger for the Treatment of Nausea and Vomiting in Pregnancy Sarah Maitre; Jon O. Neher; Sarah Safranek Photo Quiz...

American Family Physician

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2011/1115/

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