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Headache Consortium Releases Guidelines for Use of CT or MRI in Migraine Work-Up - ...

Oct 1, 2000 - Guidelines on the use of computed tomography (CT) or magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) in patients presenting with migraine have been developed by the U.S. Headache Consortium.

American Family Physician : Practice Guidelines

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2000/1001/p1699.html

AAP Issues Recommendations on the Prevention and Treatment of Lyme Disease - Practice ...

Jun 1, 2000 - The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) has issued recommendations for the prevention of Lyme disease - a disease transmitted by ticks carrying the spirochete Borrelia burgdorferi.

American Family Physician : Practice Guidelines

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2000/0601/p3463.html

ACOG Issues Recommendations for the Management of Endometriosis - Practice Guidelines -...

Sep 15, 2000 - Up to one half of pre-menopausal women will have endometriosis, in which endometrial-like glands and stroma grow in an extrauterine site. The American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG) has updated its guidelines on the treatment of endometriosis.

American Family Physician : Practice Guidelines

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2000/0915/p1431.html

The 2000 Harmonized Immunization Schedule - Practice Guidelines - American Family ...

Jan 1, 2000 - The collaboration of the Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP), the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) and the American Academy of Family Physicians (AAFP) continues with the 2000 harmonized immunization schedule

American Family Physician : Practice Guidelines

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2000/0101/p232.html

Guidelines on Migraine: Part 4. General Principles of Preventive Therapy - Practice ...

Nov 15, 2000 - The U.S. Headache Consortium guidelines for preventive therapy of migraine identify three goals of preventive therapy: (1) a reduction in the frequency, severity and duration of attacks; (2) an improvement in the patient's responsiveness to treatment of acute attacks; and (3) an ...

American Family Physician : Practice Guidelines

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2000/1115/p2359.html

ACC/AHA Guidelines on the Management of Acute Myocardial Infarction - Practice ...

Mar 15, 2000 - The American College of Cardiology (ACC) and the American Heart Association (AHA) have updated guidelines for the management of myocardial infarction. The guidelines cover a wide scope, from management in the field, emergency department and hospital to predischarge evaluation, cardiac ...

American Family Physician : Practice Guidelines

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2000/0315/p1901.html

AUA Issues a Policy Report on PSA Monitoring - Practice Guidelines - American Family ...

Aug 15, 2000 - The American Urological Association (AUA) has released a policy report on the use of prostate-specific antigen (PSA) in screening for and monitoring of prostate cancer.

American Family Physician : Practice Guidelines

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2000/0815/p883.html

Guidelines on Migraine: Part 3. Recommendations for Individual Drugs - Practice ...

Nov 1, 2000 - The U.S. Headache Consortium guidelines on the pharmacologic management of acute migraine include recommendations for individual drugs. The headache consortium developed efficacy and safety profiles of each drug.

American Family Physician : Practice Guidelines

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2000/1101/p2145.html

American Thoracic Society Develops Guidelines on Diagnosis of Venous Thromboembolism - ...

Feb 15, 2000 - The American Thoracic Society (ATS) has developed guidelines for the diagnosis of acute venous thromboembolism. The guidelines cover the diagnostic approach to acute deep venous thrombosis and to acute pulmonary embolism.

American Family Physician : Practice Guidelines

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2000/0215/p1194.html

ACIP Issues Recommendations for the 2000-2001 Influenza Season - Practice Guidelines - ...

Jul 1, 2000 - The Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP) of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has released recommendations for the prevention and control of influenza during the 2000–2001 influenza season.

American Family Physician : Practice Guidelines

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2000/0701/p233.html

Guidelines on Migraine: Part 2. General Principles of Drug Therapy - Practice ...

Oct 15, 2000 - The U.S. Headache Consortium guidelines on the pharmacologic management of acute migraine emphasize the need for physicians and patients to work together to decide how to treat acute attacks.

American Family Physician : Practice Guidelines

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2000/1015/p1915.html

Arthritis and Joint Pain - American Family Physician

Nov 1, 2019 - 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

ACIP Recommendations for the Prevention of Hepatitis A Through Immunization - Practice ...

Apr 1, 2000 - The Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP) of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has developed recommendations for the prevention of hepatitis A infection through active or passive immunization.

American Family Physician : Practice Guidelines

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2000/0401/p2246.html

American Thoracic Society Updates Statement on Pulmonary Rehabilitation - Practice ...

Mar 1, 2000 - The American Thoracic Society (ATS) has updated its statement on pulmonary rehabilitation in patients with chronic respiratory impairment. The report outlines the scope of pulmonary rehabilitation and provides data on its benefits, patient assessment and the essential components of a ...

American Family Physician : Practice Guidelines

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2000/0301/p1550.html

AHA and ACC Outline Approaches to Coronary Disease Risk Assessment - Practice ...

Apr 15, 2000 - The American Heart Association (AHA) and the American College of Cardiology (ACC) have issued a report that discusses approaches to the assessment of cardiovascular risk as a tool for primary prevention of coronary disease.

American Family Physician : Practice Guidelines

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2000/0415/p2534.html

Clinical Review of Recent Findings on the Awareness, Diagnosis and Treatment of ...

May 15, 2000 - In response to the widespread problem of depression in the United States, the American Medical Association (AMA) has conducted a clinical review on the diagnosis and management of depression.

American Family Physician : Practice Guidelines

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2000/0515/p3158.html

AHRQ Releases Evidence Report on Brain Injury in Children - Practice Guidelines - ...

Jun 1, 2000 - The Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) has released an evidence-based report on the rehabilitation of children and adolescents with traumatic brain injury.

American Family Physician : Practice Guidelines

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2000/0601/p3465.html

Short Courses of Oral Corticosteroids: Lack of Benefit and Potential Harms for Common ...

Jul 1, 2018 - A short course of oral corticosteroids is appropriate for many patients with specific conditions. However, widespread use of corticosteroids in patients with non-pneumonia lower respiratory tract infection, nonsevere sore throat, or low back pain is inappropriate and not worth the risk ...

American Family Physician : Editorials

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2018/0701/p12.html

Dual Antiplatelet Therapy for Patients with Cardiovascular Disease - FPIN's Clinical ...

Oct 15, 2019 - Patients with established cardiovascular disease or risk factors (e.g., ischemic cerebrovascular disease, peripheral arterial disease, high risk of atherothrombotic disease) should receive dual antiplatelet therapy with aspirin plus clopidogrel, which confers additional benefit over ...

American Family Physician : FPIN's Clinical Inquiries

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2019/1015/p463.html

AAO-HNS Dysphonia Guideline Earns AAFP Affirmation of Value

Mar 13, 2018 - The American Academy of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery recently published an updated clinical practice guideline on dysphonia; the AAFP has given the guideline its affirmation of value designation.

AAFP News : Health of the Public

https://www.aafp.org/news/health-of-the-public/20180313aao-hnsdysphonia.html

AAFP Delivers Useful Clinical Resources for 2018

Jan 3, 2018 - The AAFP offered a wide range of clinical recommendations and resources throughout 2017 -- including practice guidelines, immunization guidance and preventive services recommendations -- that members can use in 2018 and beyond.

AAFP News : Member Resources and Tools for 2018

https://www.aafp.org/news/resources-tools-2018/20180103yir-clinical.html

Clinical practice guideline: Hoarseness (Dysphonia)

...Clinical practice guideline: Hoarseness (Dysphonia) Seth R. Schwartz, MD, MPH, Seth M. Cohen, MD, MPH, Seth H. Dailey, MD, Richard M. Rosenfeld, MD, MPH, Ellen S. Deutsch, MD, M. Boyd Gillespie, MD, Evelyn Granieri, MD, MPH, MEd, Edie R. Hapner, PhD, C. Eve Kimball, MD, Helene J....

Patient Care

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/patient_care/clinical_recommendations/RecBoardChair-060810-Attachment-Hoarseness-Guideline.pdf

Clinical practice guideline: Cerumen impaction

...Clinical practice guideline: Cerumen impaction Peter S. Roland, MD, Timothy L. Smith, MD, MPH, Seth R. Schwartz, MD, MPH, Richard M. Rosenfeld, MD, MPH, Bopanna Ballachanda, PhD, Jerry M. Earll, MD, Jose Fayad, MD, Allen D. Harlor Jr, MD, Barry E. Hirsch, MD, Stacie S. Jones, MPH,...

Patient Care

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/patient_care/clinical_recommendations/RecToBOD-020810-Attachment-2-CerumenImpaction-Jan2010Cluster.pdf

Clinical practice guideline: Benign paroxysmal positional vertigo

The primary purposes of this guideline are to improve quality of care and outcomes for BPPV by improving the accurate and efficient diagnosis of BPPV, reducing the inappropriate use of vestibular suppressant medications, decreasing the inappropriate use of ancillary tests such as ...

Patient Care

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/patient_care/clinical_recommendations/RecToBOD-020810-Attachment1BPPV-Jan2010Cluster.pdf

Clinical Practice Guideline: Planning for Labor and Vaginal Birth After Cesarean

Cesarean deliveries are a common surgical procedure in the United States, accounting for one in three U.S. births. The primary purpose of this guideline is to provide clinicians with evidence to guide planning for labor and vaginal birth after cesarean (LAC/VBAC).

Patient Care

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/patient_care/clinical_recommendations/AAFP%20PVBAC%20guideline.pdf

How Do Clinical Practice Guidelines Go Awry?

...How Do Clinical Practice Guidelines Go Awry? ROBERT DACHS, MD, FAAFP, Ellis Hospital Family Medicine Residency Program, Schenectady, New York ANDREA DARBY-STEWART, MD, St. Joseph’s Family Medicine Residency Program, Phoenix, Arizona MARK A. GRABER, MD, FACEP, University of...

American Family Physician

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2012/0915/p514.pdf

Clinical Practice Guideline : Tonsillectomy in Children

This guideline provides evidence-based recommendations on the preoperative, intraoperative, and postoperative care and management of children 1 to 18 years old under consideration for tonsillectomy. In addition, this guideline is intended for all clinicians in any setting who interact ...

Patient Care

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/patient_care/clinical_recommendations/aaohns-tonsillectomy-in-children.pdf

Treatment of Adult Obesity with Bariatric Surgery - American Family Physician

Oct 1, 2011 - Bariatric surgery procedures, including laparoscopic adjustable gastric banding, laparoscopic sleeve gastrectomy, and Roux-en-Y gastric bypass, result in an average weight loss of 50 percent of excess body weight. Remission of diabetes mellitus occurs in approximately 80 percent of ...

American Family Physician : Article

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2011/1001/p805.html

Chronic Low Back Pain: Evaluation and Management - American Family Physician

Jun 15, 2009 - Chronic low back pain is a common problem in primary care. A history and physical examination should place patients into one of several categories: (1) nonspecific low back pain; (2) back pain associated with radiculopathy or spinal stenosis; (3) back pain referred from a nonspinal ...

American Family Physician : Article

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2009/0615/p1067.html

New Guidelines Issued for Diagnosis and Management of Post–Myocardial Infarction ...

Jan 13, 2009 - LEAWOOD, Kan. - The American Academy of Family Physicians today released new clinical practice guidelines for the diagnosis and management of depression in patients who have suffered a heart attack, also known as a myocardial infarction. The guidelines call for patients who have ...

Press Center : News Releases and Statements

https://www.aafp.org/media-center/releases-statements/all/2009/post-mi-depression-guidelines.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

Recent AAFP Clinical Practice Guidelines on Hypertension and Atrial Fibrillation: ...

...Recent AAFP Clinical Practice Guidelines on Hypertension and Atrial Fibrillation: Interpreting and Applying the Evidence in Your Practice Michael LeFevre, MD Kenneth Lin, MD, MPH, FAAFP ACTIVITY DISCLAIMER The material presented here is being made available by the American...

Events

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/events/fmx/handouts/fmx18-294-295.pdf

Clinical Practice Guidelines for Chronic Kidney Disease in Adults: Part I. Definition, ...

...In February 2002, the Kidney Disease Outcome Quality Initiative of the National Kidney Foundation published clinical practice guidelines on chronic kidney disease. The first six of the 15 guidelines are of the greatest relevance to family physicians. Part I of this two-part article...

American Family Physician

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2004/0901/p869.pdf

AAFP Clinical Practice Guidelines: Championing Science and Evidence in Your Practice

...AAFP Clinical Practice Guidelines: Championing Science and Evidence in Your Practice David O'Gurek, MD, FAAFP Bellinda K. Schoof, MHA, CPHQ, CAE Melanie Bird, PhD ACTIVITY DISCLAIMER The material presented here is being made available by the American Academy of Family...

Events

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/events/fmx/handouts/fmx19-241-242.pdf

Clinical Practice Guidelines for Chronic Kidney Disease in Adults: Part II. Glomerular ...

...Clinical Practice Guidelines for Chronic Kidney Disease in Adults: Part II. Glomerular Filtration Rate, Proteinuria, and Other Markers CYNDA ANN JOHNSON, M.D., M.B.A., Brody School of Medicine at East Carolina University, Greenville, North Carolina ANDREW S. LEVEY, M.D., Tufts...

American Family Physician

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2004/0915/p1091.pdf

A Practical Approach to Neonatal Jaundice - American Family Physician

May 1, 2008 - Kernicterus and neurologic sequelae caused by severe neonatal hyperbilirubinemia are preventable conditions. A structured and practical approach to the identification and care of infants with jaundice can facilitate prevention, thus decreasing rates of morbidity and mortality. Primary ...

American Family Physician : Article

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2008/0501/p1255.html

Seasonal Influenza in Adults and Children - Diagnosis, Treatment, Chemoprophylaxis and ...

Guidelines for the treatment of persons with influenza virus infection were prepared by an Expert Panel of the Infectious Diseases Society of America. The evidence-based guidelines encompass diagnostic issues, treatment and chemoprophylaxis with antiviral medications, and issues related...

Patient Care

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/patient_care/influenza/idsainfluenza2009.pdf

Caregiver Care - American Family Physician

Jun 1, 2011 - In 2009, nearly 66 million Americans (three in 10 U.S. households) reported at least one person providing unpaid care as a family caregiver. More adults with chronic conditions and disabilities are living at home than ever before, and family caregivers have an even higher level of ...

American Family Physician : Article

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2011/0601/p1309.html

Draft-AAFP Guidelines Assessment for AAFP Endorsement of Clinical Practice Guidelines ...

...Clinical Practice Guidelines Developed by External Organizations [Type the Reviewer Name] Guideline Title: Developed by___________________ First Author _______________________ Date: ___________________ AAFP Reviewer: _____________________________ Date of Review:...

Patient Care

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/patient_care/clinical_recommendations/guideline-endorsement-form.pdf

Cancer - American Family Physician

Nov 1, 2019 - 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

Alcohol Withdrawal Syndrome - American Family Physician

Mar 15, 2004 - The spectrum of alcohol withdrawal symptoms ranges from such minor symptoms as insomnia and tremulousness to severe complications such as withdrawal seizures and delirium tremens. Although the history and physical examination usually are sufficient to diagnose alcohol withdrawal ...

American Family Physician : Article

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2004/0315/p1443.html

Abstract of a Study Funded by the Joint Grant Awards Program in 2013: Implementation of...

...Implementation of a Novel Hypertension Clinical Practice Guideline in a Large Primary Care Practice: Process Evaluation, Uptake and Impact on Clinical Outcomes (G1307) Principal Investigator: Geoffrey D. Mills, MD, PhD Co-investigators: Cynthia Cheng, MD, PhD George...

https://www.aafp.org/dam/foundation/documents/what-were-doing/awards-grants/joint-grant/2013Mills.pdf

Practice Guidelines

...A collection of Practice Guidelines published in AFP is available at http://www.aafp.org/afp/practguide. Heart failure is associated with poor prognosis and qual- ity of life, as well as high health care costs. In 2010, the National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence...

American Family Physician

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2012/0415/p832.pdf

Treatment of Knee Osteoarthritis: A Clinical Practice Guideline from the AAOS

...A collection of Practice Guidelines published in AFP is available at http://www.aafp.org/afp/practguide. In the United States, approximately 240 per 100,000 persons per year have knee osteoarthritis. In 2010, approximately 9.9 millions adults had symptomatic knee osteoarthritis....

American Family Physician

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2014/0601/p918.pdf

Practice Guidelines

...A collection of Practice Guidelines published in AFP is available at http://www.aafp.org/afp/practguide. Most hospitalized patients have at least one risk factor for venous thromboembolism (VTE), such as pulmonary embolism or deep venous thrombosis. The American College of...

American Family Physician

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2012/0615/p1204.pdf

Specialized Nutrition Support - American Family Physician

Jan 15, 2011 - Specialized nutrition support should be offered to patients who are malnourished or at risk of becoming malnour- ished when it would benefit patient outcomes or quality of life. Improving the nutritional value of ingested food and tailoring intake to the patient’s preferences, ...

American Family Physician : Article

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2011/0115/p173.html

ACC/AHA Hypertension Guideline: What Is New? What Do We Do? - Editorials - American ...

Mar 15, 2018 - Choosing a threshold and target for treatment should be based on the science supporting CVD risk reduction, while considering the benefits and harms in individual patient circumstances and respecting patient choice.

American Family Physician : Editorials

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2018/0315/p372.html

Patient Care

Feb 8, 2019 - For patient care, the answer is AAFP. Your family medicine authority.

Patient Care

https://www.aafp.org/patient-care.html

AAFP Offers Guidance on Depression Care After ACS Events

Jun 25, 2019 - The AAFP has released a clinical practice guideline on screening for and treating depression after acute coronary syndrome. The guideline updates and replaces the Academy's guideline on detecting and treating depression after myocardial infarction, which was published in 2009 and ...

AAFP News : Health of the Public

https://www.aafp.org/news/health-of-the-public/20190625depressacsgdln.html

Evaluation of the Solitary Pulmonary Nodule - American Family Physician

Oct 15, 2009 - Solitary pulmonary nodules are common radiologic findings, typically discovered incidentally through chest radiography or computed tomography of the neck, chest, and abdomen. Primary care physicians must decide how to pursue an evaluation of a nodule once it has been identified. The ...

American Family Physician : Article

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2009/1015/p827.html

Venous Thromboembolism During Pregnancy - American Family Physician

Jun 15, 2008 - Venous thromboembolism is the leading cause of maternal death in the United States. Pregnancy is a risk factor for deep venous thrombosis, and risk is further increased with a personal or family history of thrombosis or thrombophilia. Screening for thrombophilia is not recommended for ...

American Family Physician : Article

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2008/0615/p1709.html

Obsessive Compulsive Disorder: Diagnosis and Management - American Family Physician

Aug 1, 2009 - Obsessive-compulsive disorder is an illness that can cause marked distress and disability. It often goes unrecognized and is undertreated. Primary care physicians should be familiar with the various ways obsessive-compulsive disorder can present and should be able to recognize clues to ...

American Family Physician : Article

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2009/0801/p239.html

Pharmacologic Treatment for Older Children with ADHD - Letters to the Editor - American...

Oct 15, 2019 - ...al.; Subcommitee on Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder; Steering Committee on Quality Improvement and Management. ADHD: clinical practice guideline for the diagnosis, evaluation, and treatment of attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder in children and adolescents. Pediatrics....

American Family Physician : Letter

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2019/1015/p455.html

ACC/AHA Guideline Update for the Management of ST-Segment Elevation Myocardial ...

Jun 15, 2009 - The American College of Cardiology and American Heart Association, in collaboration with the Canadian Cardiovascular Society, have issued an update of the 2004 guideline for the management of patients with ST-segment elevation myocardial infarction. The American Academy of Family ...

American Family Physician : Article

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2009/0615/p1080.html

Gabapentin for Treatment of Radicular Low Back Pain - FPIN's Clinical Inquiries - ...

Sep 1, 2019 - Gabapentin is not effective for the treatment of radicular low back pain and is associated with adverse effects.

American Family Physician : FPIN's Clinical Inquiries

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2019/0901/p309.html

Cardiomyopathy: An Overview - American Family Physician

May 1, 2009 - Cardiomyopathy is an anatomic and pathologic diagnosis associated with muscle or electrical dysfunction of the heart. Cardiomyopathies represent a heterogeneous group of diseases that often lead to progressive heart failure with significant morbidity and mortality. Cardiomyopathies may ...

American Family Physician : Article

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2009/0501/p778.html

Resolution No. 510 (New York State H) - Prevent Closing of the National Guidelines ...

Aug 8, 2018 - This resolution asks that the American Academy of Family Physicians send a letter to the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality and the Department of Health and Human Services calling for the restoration and permanent funding of the National Guidelines Clearinghouse, and be it ...

About AAFP : Organizational Leadership

https://www.aafp.org/about/governance/congress-delegates/2018/resolutions2/newyork-h.mem.html

Pulmonary Rehabilitation in the Treatment of Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease - ...

Sep 15, 2010 - Pulmonary rehabilitation is a nonpharmacologic therapy that has emerged as a standard of care for patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease. It is a comprehensive, multidisciplinary, patient-centered intervention that includes patient assessment, exercise training, ...

American Family Physician : Article

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2010/0915/p655.html

Nursing Home Care: Part I. Principles and Pitfalls of Practice - American Family Physician

May 15, 2010 - Approximately 1.5 million Americans reside in nursing homes. A family physician often leads the interdisciplinary team that provides for the medical, functional, emotional, nutritional, social, and environmental needs of these patients. The treatment of nursing home residents is a ...

American Family Physician : Article

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2010/0515/p1219.html

Community-Acquired Pneumonia: Determining Safe Treatment in the Outpatient Setting - ...

Jun 15, 2019 - When is it safe to treat a patient with community-acquired pneumonia a an outpatient?

American Family Physician : Point-of-Care Guides

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2019/0615/p768.html

Care of Special Populations - American Family Physician

Nov 1, 2019 - 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

Screening Your Adult Patients for Depression -- FPM

Apr 1, 2016 - Family physicians are well-placed to catch depression in patients early - and get reimbursed for it.

Family Practice Management : Articles

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2016/0300/p16.html

Diagnosis and Management of Scaphoid Fractures - American Family Physician

Sep 1, 2004 - Scaphoid fracture is a common injury encountered in family medicine. To avoid missing this diagnosis, a high index of suspicion and a thorough history and physical examination are necessary, because early imaging often is unrevealing. Anatomic snuffbox tenderness is a highly sensitive ...

American Family Physician : Article

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2004/0901/p879.html

New Guidelines Trust Takes Place of AHRQ Clearinghouse

Nov 28, 2018 - The ECRI Institute has announced the launch of a new online resource that collects, evaluates and organizes clinical practice guidelines and other materials.

AAFP News : Practice and Professional Issues

https://www.aafp.org/news/practice-professional-issues/20181128ecriguidelines.html

Aortic Stenosis: Diagnosis and Treatment - American Family Physician

Sep 15, 2008 - Aortic stenosis is the most important cardiac valve disease in developed countries, affecting 3 percent of persons older than 65 years. Although the survival rate in asymptomatic patients with aortic stenosis is comparable to that in age- and sex-matched control patients, the average ...

American Family Physician : Article

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2008/0915/p717.html

Overview of New ACC/AHA Lipid Guidelines - POEMs - American Family Physician

Jun 1, 2019 - These updated guidelines, made without any input from primary care physicians who manage most patients with hyperlipidemia, are more complex than the 2013 guidelines and will likely lead to even more recommendations for statins, ezetimibe (Zetia), and PSK9 inhibitors.

American Family Physician : POEMs

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2019/0601/p716.html

Corrections - Oct 1, 2019 - American Family Physician

Oct 1, 2019 - ...Treatment of Gender-Dysphoric/Gender-Incongruent Persons: An Endocrine Society Clinical Practice Guideline, at https://www.endocrine.org/guidelines-and-clinical-practice/clinical-practice-guidelines/gender-dysphoria-gender-incongruence.66 Reference 66 was also replaced with the...

American Family Physician : Corrections

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2019/1001/p393.html

Nursing Home Care: Part II. Clinical Aspects - American Family Physician

May 15, 2010 - Understanding the distinctions between the management of clinical problems in nursing homes compared with the community setting helps improve the overall care of nursing home residents. Liberalizing diets helps avoid unintentional weight loss in nursing home residents, although the use ...

American Family Physician : Article

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2010/0515/p1229.html

NCCN and ACS Collaborate on a Patient's Version of the NCCN Practice Guidelines for ...

Nov 1, 1999 - ...NCCN and ACS Collaborate on a Patient's Version of the NCCN Practice Guidelines for Breast Cancer VERNA L. ROSE Am Fam Physician. 1999 Nov 1;60(7):2169-2170. The National Comprehensive Cancer Network (NCCN) and the American Cancer Society (ACS) have unveiled the first-ever...

American Family Physician : Special Medical Reports

https://www.aafp.org/afp/1999/1101/p2169.html

Genetics - American Family Physician

Nov 1, 2019 - This collection features AFP content on genetics and related issues, including family medical history, genetic testing, and specific syndromes (fetal alcohol spectrum disorders, fragile X syndrome, Down Syndrome, Klinefelter syndrome, Prader-Willi syndrome, Turner syndrome). This ...

American Family Physician : AFP By Topic

https://www.aafp.org/afp/topicModules/viewTopicModule.htm?topicModuleId=56

Psychological and Pharmacologic Treatments for Adults with PTSD - Implementing AHRQ ...

May 1, 2019 - What are the benefits and harms of psychotherapies and pharmacologic agents for the treatment of adults with posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD)?

American Family Physician : Implementing AHRQ Effective Health Care Reviews

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2019/0501/p577.html

Deprescribing Is an Essential Part of Good Prescribing - Editorials - American Family ...

Jan 1, 2019 - There are four important medication issues to discuss with patients as they get older. Find out more and learn the five steps to individualize deprescribing practices for each patient.

American Family Physician : Editorials

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2019/0101/p7.html

Depression Following Acute Coronary Syndrome -- Clinical Recommendation

Jun 17, 2019 - Access the AAFP's Guidelines for the Screening and Treatment of Depression Following Acute Coronary Syndrome.

Patient Care |AAFP Policies and Recommendations : Clinical Recommendations

https://www.aafp.org/patient-care/clinical-recommendations/all/depression-acs.html

National Conference Poster Competition

Sep 24, 2019 - Present a poster at the 2020 National Conference of Family Medicine Residents and Medical Students, July 30 - August 1, 2020, KC Convention Center, Kansas City, MO.

Events : National Conference of Family Medicine Residents and Students

https://www.aafp.org/events/national-conference/education/posters.html

AAFP Tools Offer Pointers on Assessing Patients for STIs

Sep 18, 2019 - Family physicians are ideally positioned to educate patients about the dangers of sexually transmitted infections, screen for these infections and provide appropriate care. New AAFP resources on STIs aim to help them do just that.

AAFP News : Health of the Public

https://www.aafp.org/news/health-of-the-public/20190918stismanual.html

Resolution No. 427 (New York N) - Eliminate Race-Based Medicine -- Congress of Delegates

Aug 15, 2019 - This resolution asks that the American Academy of Family Physicians (AAFP) oppose the use of race /ethnicity as a proxy for biology or genetics in clinical evaluation and management guidelines, and that identifies race as a social construct, support members in critically evaluating ...

About AAFP : Organizational Leadership

https://www.aafp.org/about/governance/congress-delegates/2019/resolutions2/newyork-n.mem.html

Diagnosis and Management of Gestational Diabetes Mellitus - American Family Physician

Jul 1, 2009 - Gestational diabetes occurs in 5 to 9 percent of pregnancies in the United States and is growing in prevalence. It is a controversial entity, with conflicting guidelines and treatment protocols. Recent studies show that diagnosis and management of this disorder have beneficial effects ...

American Family Physician : Article

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2009/0701/p57.html

2019 Handouts

Aug 27, 2019 - View handouts from the 2019 AAFP FMX.

Events : Family Medicine Experience (FMX)

https://www.aafp.org/events/fmx/cme/handouts.html

October 1, 2019 - American Family Physician

...Practice Guidelines: Perinatal Depression: AAP Policy Statement on Recognition and Management Lisa M. Croke Available Online and in the Mobile App Edition Medicine by the Numbers: Antibiotics for Acute Rhinosinusitis in Adults Nathan Franck; Shahriar Zehtabchi POEMs...

American Family Physician

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2019/1001/

The Case for Medical Chaperones -- FPM

Oct 1, 2018 - It's time for more discussion about how best to incorporate chaperones in primary care.

Family Practice Management : Opinion

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2018/0900/p6.html

Tools for Better Dementia Care -- FPM

Feb 1, 2019 - Quality measures and clinical tools can bring focus and clarity to caring for patients with cognitive impairment and supporting their caregivers.

Family Practice Management : Articles

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2019/0100/p11.html

ACOG, AAP Update Guidance on Group B Strep in Infants

Jul 24, 2019 - The American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists and the American Academy of Pediatrics recently coordinated to issue updated guidance on preventing and managing group B streptococcal infection in infants.

AAFP News : Health of the Public

https://www.aafp.org/news/health-of-the-public/20190724groupbstrep.html

Fetal Chromosomal Abnormalities: Antenatal Screening and Diagnosis - American Family ...

Jan 15, 2009 - Pregnant women of all ages should be offered screening and invasive diagnostic testing for chromosomal abnormalities before 20 weeks' gestation. New developments in screening methods have increased the number of options for patients. Diagnostic options include chorionic villus sampling ...

American Family Physician : Article

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2009/0115/p117.html

Evaluation of a First Seizure - American Family Physician

May 1, 2007 - Seizure is a common presentation in the emergency care setting, and new-onset epilepsy is the most common cause of unprovoked seizures. The patient history and physical examination should direct the type and timing of laboratory and imaging studies. No single sign, symptom, or test ...

American Family Physician : Article

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2007/0501/p1342.html

2019-20 AFP Podcast Team -- American Family Physician

Jul 1, 2019 - The AFP Podcast is a discussion of the key evidence-based learning points from each issue of American Family Physician (AFP). Each episode includes brief summaries of articles and other features.

American Family Physician : AFP Home

https://www.aafp.org/journals/afp/explore/podcast-2019-20.html

Treatment of Knee Osteoarthritis - Implementing AHRQ Effective Health Care Reviews - ...

Nov 1, 2018 - What are the clinical effectiveness and harms of cell-based therapies, oral glucosamine and/or chondroitin, physical treatment interventions, weight loss, and home-based and self-management therapies for knee osteoarthritis?

American Family Physician : Implementing AHRQ Effective Health Care Reviews

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2018/1101/p603.html

Cardiac Rehabilitation - American Family Physician

Nov 1, 2009 - An estimated 80 million (nearly one in three) Americans have cardiovascular disease, which is the leading cause of morbidity and mortality worldwide. In the United States alone, more than 850,000 deaths are attributed annually to cardiovascular disease, and more than 8 million Americans...

American Family Physician : Article

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2009/1101/p955.html

Descriptions of Commissions

Apr 30, 2019 - Read descriptions of AAFP commissions, which are appointed by the Board of Directors.

About AAFP : Organizational Leadership

https://www.aafp.org/about/governance/commissions/description.mem.html

Resolution No. 511 (Connecticut A) - National Guidelines Clearinghouse and ...

May 22, 2019 - This resolution asks that the American Academy of Family Physicians, as part of its ongoing efforts to provide family physicians with peer-reviewed, high-quality evidence to make treatment decisions for and with their patients at the point-of-care, join with the Agency for Healthcare ...

About AAFP : Organizational Leadership

https://www.aafp.org/about/governance/congress-delegates/2018/resolutions2/connecticut-a.mem.html

Top 20 POEMs of 2018 -- American Family Physician

Apr 29, 2019 - View a directory of the top 20 POEMs of 2018.

American Family Physician : AFP Home

https://www.aafp.org/journals/afp/authors/ebm-toolkit/resources/poems-2018.html

Guideline, with No Evidence, Suggests Annual Screening for Urinary Incontinence in ...

Apr 1, 2019 - The goal of screening is to identify a disorder before it becomes symptomatic if early treatment has the potential for greater benefit than waiting until symptoms are reported. Despite the failure to meet this definition, this guideline suggests annual screening of women for urinary ...

American Family Physician : POEMs

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2019/0401/p459.html

Management of Insomnia Disorder in Adults - Implementing AHRQ Effective Health Care ...

Sep 1, 2018 - What are the effectiveness, comparative effectiveness, and adverse effects of interventions for insomnia disorder in adults?

American Family Physician : Implementing AHRQ Effective Health Care Reviews

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2018/0901/p319.html

Otalgia, Preeclampsia, Latent Tuberculosis, Pityriasis Rosea, Extremity Pain - AFP ...

Feb 15, 2019 - 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/2019/0215/p226.html

Top POEMs of 2018: Infection -- American Family Physician

Mar 21, 2019 - These are the top POEMs from 2018 on infection.

American Family Physician : AFP Home

https://www.aafp.org/journals/afp/authors/ebm-toolkit/resources/poems-2018/infections.html

AFP's Top 20 Articles of 2018 -- American Family Physician

Mar 21, 2019 - View the top 20 articles published in American Family Physician in 2018.

American Family Physician : AFP Home

https://www.aafp.org/journals/afp/explore/top-20-of-2018.html

Outpatient Management of Anticoagulation Therapy - American Family Physician

Apr 1, 2007 - The Seventh American College of Chest Physicians (ACCP) Conference on Antithrombotic and Thrombolytic Therapy provides guidelines for outpatient management of anticoagulation therapy. The ACCP guidelines recommend short-term warfarin therapy, with the goal of maintaining an ...

American Family Physician : Article

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2007/0401/p1031.html

Engage with the AAFP: Advertising and Content Marketing

Mar 1, 2019 - Engage with the AAFP through advertising and content marketing.

About AAFP : Engage with the AAFP

https://www.aafp.org/about/strategic-partnerships/sp-collaboration.html

Evidence-Based Medicine: Common Misconceptions, Barriers, and Practical Solutions - ...

Sep 15, 2018 - EBM is the integration of the best available evidence with clinical expertise and the individual patient's values, preferences, and unique circumstances. Despite the success of this approach, misconceptions and barriers remain.

American Family Physician : Editorials

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2018/0915/p343.html

Correction - Corrections - American Family Physician

Feb 1, 2019 - ...Misspelled name. The Practice Guideline Bleeding with Anticoagulants: ACC Releases Expert Consensus Decision Pathway to Guide Management (July 1, 2018, p. 57) contained an error by referring to vitamin K agonists rather than vitamin K antagonists in three places within the last section...

American Family Physician : Corrections

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2019/0201/p143a.html

What's Included With FMX On Demand

Feb 27, 2019 - FMX On Demand is your online library of the most popular FMX sessions. Earn a year's worth of credit!

Events : Family Medicine Experience (FMX)

https://www.aafp.org/events/fmx/cme/opportunities/on-demand/packages.html

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