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Physicians Should Counsel Patients About Exercise - Letters to the Editor - American ...

Sep 15, 2003 - ...Because many clinical practice guidelines recommend physical activity for patients who are obese, even when they do not lose weight, the optimal intensity level will depend on the patient's objectives. If, as the authors state,1 the patient is searching for weight reduction then the...

American Family Physician : Letter

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2003/0915/ol1.html

AHA Releases Statement on Exercise and Heart Failure - Practice Guidelines - American ...

Sep 1, 2003 - Although discomfort during exercise is a principal reason that patients with heart failure seek medical care, exercise training is safe and can benefit these patients, according to the American Heart Association (AHA).

American Family Physician : Practice Guidelines

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2003/0901/p969.html

ACEP Releases Clinical Policy on Evaluation and Management of Pulmonary Embolism - ...

Aug 15, 2003 - A clinical policy focusing on critical issues in the evaluation and management of patients with signs and symptoms of pulmonary embolism (PE) has been released by the American College of Emergency Physicians (ACEP).

American Family Physician : Practice Guidelines

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2003/0815/p759.html

Poems & Tips From Other Journals - American Family Physician

Aug 15, 2003 - ...are still recommended by all of the major clinical practice guidelines. This is one of the largest and best designed studies of this practice, and it is part of a larger clinical trial comparing strict use of a practice guideline at nine hospitals with usual care at 10 hospitals....

American Family Physician : Tip

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2003/0815/p721a.html

ACIP Issues Guidelines on the Use of Smallpox Vaccine in a Pre-Event Vaccination ...

Aug 1, 2003 - Recommendations for the use of smallpox vaccine in a pre-event vaccination program are now available from the Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP), the National Vaccine Advisory Committee (NVAC), and the Healthcare Infection Control Practices Advisory Committee (HICPAC).

American Family Physician : Practice Guidelines

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2003/0801/p554.html

Tips From Other Journals - American Family Physician

Aug 1, 2003 - ...Practice guidelines from the American Academy of Pediatrics recommend renal ultrasonography and voiding cystourethrography (VCUG) in all children two months to two years of age with a documented first urinary tract infection (UTI). Other authorities have suggested using renal...

American Family Physician : Tip

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2003/0801/p538.html

NHLBI Releases New High Blood Pressure Guidelines - Practice Guidelines - American ...

Jul 15, 2003 - New guidelines for the prevention and management of hypertension are available from the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI). According to the NHLBI, hypertension affects about 50 million persons in the United States.

American Family Physician : Practice Guidelines

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2003/0715/p376.html

NAEPP Updates Guidelines for the Diagnosis and Management of Asthma - Practice ...

Jul 1, 2003 - The National Asthma Education and Prevention Program (NAEPP) has published an update of their guidelines on diagnosing and managing asthma. The report identifies a set of 10 clinical activities for reducing symptoms and preventing exacerbations in patients with asthma.

American Family Physician : Practice Guidelines

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2003/0701/p169.html

CDC Updates Guidelines for Prevention and Control of Infections with Hepatitis Viruses ...

Jun 15, 2003 - The National Center for Infectious Diseases recently issued consolidated and updated guidelines for the prevention and control of infections with hepatitis viruses in juvenile and adult correctional settings.

American Family Physician : Practice Guidelines

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2003/0615/p2620.html

AAP Issues Screening Recommendations to Identify Hearing Loss in Children - Practice ...

Jun 1, 2003 - The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) has released screening recommendations for assessing hearing loss in children of all ages. Failure to detect children with congenital or acquired hearing loss may result in lifelong deficits in speech and language acquisition, poor academic ...

American Family Physician : Practice Guidelines

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2003/0601/p2409.html

AAP Releases Policy Statement on Identifying and Treating Eating Disorders - Practice ...

May 15, 2003 - The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) has released a statement on identifying and evaluating eating disorders; outpatient, hospital, and day-program treatment options; and prevention and advocacy suggestions.

American Family Physician : Practice Guidelines

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2003/0515/p2224.html

Clinical Briefs - May 15, 2003 - American Family Physician

May 15, 2003 - ...Management decisions emanating from the multidisciplinary conference should be guided by locally agreed-on adaptations of clinical practice guidelines or other evidence. All patients should be evaluated as potential candidates for clinical trials, and enrollment should be...

American Family Physician : Clinical Briefs

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2003/0515/p2227.html

ACS Updates Guidelines for the Early Detection of Cervical Neoplasia and Cancer - ...

May 1, 2003 - Guidelines for the early detection of cervical neoplasia and cancer are available from the American Cancer Society (ACS). The ACS recommends that cervical cancer screening begin approximately three years after the onset of vaginal intercourse or no later than 21 years of age.

American Family Physician : Practice Guidelines

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2003/0501/p2011.html

Evidence-Based-Medicine Tools for Your Palm-Top Computer -- FPM

May 1, 2003 - The author evaluates a list of evidence-based resources for the personal digital assistant and offers tips for better utilization of these resources at the point of care.

Family Practice Management : Articles

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2003/0500/p73.html

CDC Releases Guidelines for Treating Adverse Reactions to Smallpox Vaccination - ...

Apr 15, 2003 - The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has issued guidelines for diagnosing and treating adverse reactions to smallpox vaccination in the preoutbreak setting. Smallpox vaccine is made from live vaccinia virus but does not contain variola virus, which causes smallpox.

American Family Physician : Practice Guidelines

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2003/0415/p1827.html

Diagnosis and Treatment of Sick Sinus Syndrome - American Family Physician

Apr 15, 2003 - Sick sinus syndrome comprises a variety of conditions involving sinus node dysfunction and commonly affects elderly persons. While the syndrome can have many causes, it usually is idiopathic. Patients may experience syncope, pre-syncope, palpitations, or dizziness; however, they often ...

American Family Physician : Article

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2003/0415/p1725.html

An Update on Bioterrorism - Inside AFP - American Family Physician

Apr 15, 2003 - ...find a summary of CDC guidelines for diagnosing and treating adverse reactions to smallpox vaccination in the preoutbreak setting.(See Practice Guidelines on page1827.) The guidelines are also available atwww.cdc.gov/mmwr/preview/mmwrhtml/rr5204a1.htm. For convenient access to...

American Family Physician : Inside AFP

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2003/0415/p1658.html

ACOG Releases Guidelines on Diagnosis and Management of Polycystic Ovary Syndrome - ...

Apr 1, 2003 - The American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG) has published a clinical management guideline on the diagnosis and management of polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS). As proposed by the National Institutes of Health (NIH), the diagnostic criteria are chronic anovulation and ...

American Family Physician : Practice Guidelines

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2003/0401/p1619.html

AAFP/ACP-ASIM Release Guidelines on the Management and Prevention of Migraines - ...

Mar 15, 2003 - Guidelines for primary care physicians on the pharmacologic management of acute migraine attacks and the prevention of migraines are available from the American Academy of Family Physicians (AAFP) and the American College of Physicians–American Society of Internal Medicine (ACP-ASIM).

American Family Physician : Practice Guidelines

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2003/0315/p1392.html

AAP Releases Clinical Report on Head Lice - Practice Guidelines - American Family ...

Mar 15, 2003 - The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) has released a statement clarifying issues of diagnosis and treatment of head lice and making recommendations for dealing with it in the school setting.

American Family Physician : Practice Guidelines

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2003/0315/p1391.html

CDC Updates Guidelines for Prevention of Perinatal Group B Streptococcal Disease - ...

Mar 1, 2003 - The National Center for Infectious Diseases (NCID) recently issued revised guidelines for prevention of perinatal group B streptococcal (GBS) disease. GBS disease remains one of the leading causes of newborn morbidity and mortality, resulting in an estimated 1,600 early-onset cases and ...

American Family Physician : Practice Guidelines

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2003/0301/p1121.html

Diagnosis and Management of Group A Streptococcal Pharyngitis - Practice Guidelines - ...

Feb 15, 2003 - The Infectious Diseases Society of America (IDSA) recently updated a 1997 guideline for the diagnosis and management of group A streptococcal pharyngitis. The IDSA defined group A streptococcal pharyngitis as an acute infection of the oropharynx or nasopharynx that is caused by ...

American Family Physician : Practice Guidelines

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2003/0215/p880.html

Diary from a Week in Practice - Feb 15, 2003 - American Family Physician

Feb 15, 2003 - ...United States Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) practice recommendations, suggested KS. Often, the physician can explain current practice guidelines, but if the patient remains unconvinced, she can be referred to the Web site. The easiest way to access this service is to...

American Family Physician : Diary from a Week in Practice

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2003/0215/p724.html

Tips From Other Journals - American Family Physician

Feb 15, 2003 - ...inhaled beta agonists in this fashion, intravenous administration of the medication may provide an earlier response. Current clinical practice guidelines from Europe, Canada, and the United States suggest that beta agonists can be administered intravenously or subcutaneously as...

American Family Physician : Tip

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2003/0215/p810a.html

AHA Releases Scientific Statement on Cardiovascular Health in Childhood - Practice ...

Feb 1, 2003 - The American Heart Association (AHA) recently published a scientific statement on cardiovascular health in childhood. Coronary heart disease is the leading cause of death in the United States, making it responsible for about 500,000 deaths each year.

American Family Physician : Practice Guidelines

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2003/0201/p645.html

Thyroid Nodules - American Family Physician

Feb 1, 2003 - Palpable thyroid nodules occur in 4 to 7 percent of the population, but nodules found incidentally on ultrasonography suggest a prevalence of 19 to 67 percent. The majority of thyroid nodules are asymptomatic. Because about 5 percent of all palpable nodules are found to be malignant, ...

American Family Physician : Article

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2003/0201/p559.html

How to Get More Out of AFP - Inside AFP - American Family Physician

Feb 1, 2003 - ...AFP publishes original clinical review articles in addition to highlights from the major research journals and the most authoritative practice guidelines. Look for practical take-home points from AFP's articles. Remember that AFP's original contributed articles have gone through...

American Family Physician : Inside AFP

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2003/0201/p445.html

NIH Releases Statement on Managing Pain, Depression, and Fatigue in Cancer - Practice ...

Jan 15, 2003 - The National Institutes of Health (NIH) has released a statement on the management of cancer symptoms, including pain, depression, and fatigue. Physicians need to be able to identify who is at risk for these cancer-related symptoms, what treatments work best to address these problems, ...

American Family Physician : Practice Guidelines

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2003/0115/p423.html

Diagnosis of Eating Disorders in Primary Care - American Family Physician

Jan 15, 2003 - Eating disorders, particularly anorexia nervosa and bulimia nervosa, are significant causes of morbidity and mortality among adolescent females and young women. Eating disorders are associated with devastating medical and psychologic consequences, including death, osteoporosis, growth ...

American Family Physician : Article

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2003/0115/p297.html

Recommended Childhood and Adolescent Immunization Schedule, United States, 2003 and ...

Jan 1, 2003 - The 2003 Recommended Childhood and Adolescent Immunization Schedule is now available, and includes a harmonized catch-up schedule for children who are behind in immunizations. The catch-up schedule offers specific guidance regarding the minimum time between doses as well as the number ...

American Family Physician : Practice Guidelines

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2003/0101/p188.html

The 2003 Recommended Adult Immunization Schedule - Practice Guidelines - American ...

Dec 15, 2002 - The 2003 Recommended Adult Immunization Schedule provides age-based recommendations for routine vaccinations in a color-coded chart. In addition, it summarizes the recommendations and some contraindications of eight vaccines for adults with various medical conditions.

American Family Physician : Practice Guidelines

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2002/1215/p2329.html

Overview of Histoplasmosis - American Family Physician

Dec 15, 2002 - Histoplasmosis is an endemic infection in most of the United States and can be found worldwide. The spectrum of this illness ranges from asymptomatic infection to severe disseminated disease. Life-threatening illness is usually associated with an immunocompromised state; however, 20 ...

American Family Physician : Article

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2002/1215/p2247.html

AHRQ Releases Review of Treatments for Allergic and Nonallergic Rhinitis - Practice ...

Dec 1, 2002 - Rhinitis, classified as allergic or nonallergic, is a disorder characterized by inflammation of the mucous membranes lining the nasal passages. An evidence report from the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) provides a review of the available literature on the various ...

American Family Physician : Practice Guidelines

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2002/1201/p2164.html

Migraine Headache, Evidence-Based Guidelines, and the AAFP - Editorials - American ...

Dec 1, 2002 - ...the Agency for Health Care Policy and Research (AHCPR; now the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality) created evidence-based practice guidelines for clinicians. Many physicians may be familiar with (and may still have on their bookshelves) a series of AHCPR guideline booklets...

American Family Physician : Editorials

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2002/1201/p2050.html

CDC Releases 2002 Guidelines for Treating STDs: Part II. Human Papillomavirus and ...

Nov 15, 2002 - The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has published the 2002 guidelines for treating sexually transmitted diseases (STDs). Information on human papillomavirus (HPV) and hepatitis is included.

American Family Physician : Practice Guidelines

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2002/1115/p1996.html

Preoperative Cardiac Risk Assessment - American Family Physician

Nov 15, 2002 - Heart disease is the leading cause of mortality in the United States. An important subset of heart disease is perioperative myocardial infarction, which affects approximately 50,000 persons each year. The American College of Cardiology (ACC) and American Heart Association (AHA) have ...

American Family Physician : Article

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2002/1115/p1889.html

A Common Sense Approach to Perioperative Evaluation - Editorials - American Family ...

Nov 15, 2002 - ...of Michigan Health System. Dr. Eagle was a member of the American College of Cardiology/American Heart Association Task Force on Practice Guidelines (Committee to Update the 1996 Guidelines on Perioperative Cardiovascular Evaluation for Noncardiac Surgery). Address correspondence to...

American Family Physician : Editorials

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2002/1115/p1824.html

CDC Releases 2002 Guidelines for Treating STDs: Part I. Diseases Characterized by ...

Nov 1, 2002 - The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has published the 2002 guidelines for treating sexually transmitted diseases (STDs). Information on diseases characterized by vaginal discharge, as well as pelvic inflammatory disease (PID) is included.

American Family Physician : Practice Guidelines

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2002/1101/p1777.html

Tips From Other Journals - American Family Physician

Nov 1, 2002 - ...third of cases when the appendix is perforated or gangrenous. Helmer and colleagues studied the effect of an evidence-based clinical practice guideline in reducing infectious complications of appendectomy. View/Print Figure Appendicitis Protocol FIGURE. Standardized protocol for...

American Family Physician : Tip

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2002/1101/p1773a.html

American Cancer Society Releases Guidelines on Nutrition and Physical Activity for ...

Oct 15, 2002 - The American Cancer Society (ACS) has issued its 2002 update on guidelines for reducing the risk of cancer with healthy food choices and physical activity.

American Family Physician : Practice Guidelines

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2002/1015/p1555.html

Obstructive Sleep Apnea Syndrome in Children - Practice Guidelines - American Family ...

Oct 1, 2002 - The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) has developed a practice guideline on the diagnosis and management of obstructive sleep apnea syndrome in children. This syndrome occurs in children of all ages, but it is thought to be most common in preschool-aged children.

American Family Physician : Practice Guidelines

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2002/1001/p1338.html

Hypertension and Diabetes: Family Physicians' Pivotal Role - Editorials - American ...

Oct 1, 2002 - ...These guidelines can be found in the Clinical Practice Guidelines set forth by the American Diabetes Association.2 Four key risk factors should be monitored and, if found to be above goal levels, an intervention should be specified. These risk factors and specified goals include the...

American Family Physician : Editorials

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2002/1001/p1151.html

Updated Guidelines for Perioperative Cardiovascular Evaluation for Noncardiac Surgery -...

Sep 15, 2002 - The American College of Cardiology/American Heart Association (ACC/AHA) recently updated the 1996 guidelines on perioperative cardiovascular evaluation for noncardiac surgery.

American Family Physician : Practice Guidelines

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2002/0915/p1096.html

ACIP Releases 2002 Guidelines on the Prevention and Control of Influenza - Practice ...

Sep 1, 2002 - The Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP) of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has issued recommendations on the prevention and control of influenza for the 2002–2003 influenza season.

American Family Physician : Practice Guidelines

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2002/0901/p894.html

Treatment of Ethylene Glycol Poisoning - American Family Physician

Sep 1, 2002 - Ingestion of ethylene glycol may be an important contributor in patients with metabolic acidosis of unknown cause and subsequent renal failure. Expeditious diagnosis and treatment will limit metabolic toxicity and decrease morbidity and mortality. Ethylene glycol poisoning should be ...

American Family Physician : Article

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2002/0901/p807.html

American Cancer Society Issues 2002 Guidelines for the Early Detection of Cancer - ...

Aug 15, 2002 - The American Cancer Society (ACS) has issued its 2002 update of cancer screening. The screening guidelines are organized by site of cancer and include discussions of recent research, recommended tests or procedures, recommended frequency of testing, and updates on the state of research ...

American Family Physician : Practice Guidelines

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2002/0815/p682.html

AAP Issues Guidelines for Selecting and Using the Most Appropriate Car Safety Seats - ...

Aug 1, 2002 - The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) has issued recommendations on selecting and installing safety seats and how to place a child in the seat. Factors that parents should consider before buying a car safety seat for infants and children are included.

American Family Physician : Practice Guidelines

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2002/0801/p509.html

ACOG practice bulletin on diagnosing and managing preeclampsia and eclampsia. - ...

Jul 15, 2002 - The American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG) has developed a practice bulletin on the diagnosis and management of preeclampsia and eclampsia.

American Family Physician : Practice Guidelines

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2002/0715/p330.html

NIH Releases Statement on Osteoporosis Prevention, Diagnosis, and Therapy - Practice ...

Jul 1, 2002 - Osteoporosis is a disorder of the skeletal system characterized by weakened bone strength, which results in an increased risk of fracture. The National Institutes of Health (NIH) has released a consensus statement on the prevention, diagnosis, and therapy of osteoporosis.

American Family Physician : Practice Guidelines

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2002/0701/p161.html

Managing Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia - American Family Physician

Jul 1, 2002 - Medical and surgical options for the treatment of benign prostatic hyperplasia have expanded in recent years. Saw palmetto, the most widely used complementary medication, is less effective than standard medical therapy but has fewer side effects. Although non-selective alpha blockers ...

American Family Physician : Article

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2002/0701/p77.html

AUA and ASRM Produce Recommendations for Male Infertility - Practice Guidelines - ...

Jun 15, 2002 - The American Urological Association, Inc. (AUA) and the American Society for Reproductive Medicine (ASRM) have collaborated to produce recommendations intended to assist in the diagnosis and treatment of male infertility.

American Family Physician : Practice Guidelines

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2002/0615/p2589.html

Significant FDA Approvals in 2001 - Practice Guidelines - American Family Physician

Jun 1, 2002 - In 2001, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) launched numerous initiatives to assure the availability of medical products for the treatment of injuries that could be caused by terrorists using biologic, chemical, or nuclear agents.

American Family Physician : Practice Guidelines

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2002/0601/p2377.html

The Care of Low Back Problems: Less Is More - Editorials - American Family Physician

Jun 1, 2002 - ...This recommendation is consistent with the 1994 Agency for Health Care Policy and Research (AHCPR) clinical practice guideline for acute low back problems in adults.2 These evidence-based guidelines emphasize the identification of red flags in the patient history, the performance of...

American Family Physician : Editorials

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2002/0601/p2217.html

ACOG Practice Bulletin on Thyroid Disease in Pregnancy - Practice Guidelines - American...

May 15, 2002 - Guidelines developed by the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG) discuss changes in thyroid function during pregnancy, hyperthyroidism, hypothyroidism, and clinical considerations; and provides recommendations.

American Family Physician : Practice Guidelines

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2002/0515/p2158.html

Revised Growth Charts for Children - Practice Guidelines - American Family Physician

May 1, 2002 - In May, 2000, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) published revised growth charts for children. For the first time, the charts include body mass index (BMI) for children two to 20 years of age.

American Family Physician : Practice Guidelines

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2002/0501/p1941.html

American College of Foot and Ankle Surgeons: Diagnosis and Treatment of Heel Pain - ...

Apr 15, 2002 - The American College of Foot and Ankle Surgeons (ACFAS) has developed a guideline on heel pain. The guideline contains pathways (algorithms) for the treatment of heel pain based on underlying cause.

American Family Physician : Practice Guidelines

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2002/0415/p1686.html

Introduction to AAFP Summary of Recommendations for Periodic Health Examinations - ...

Apr 1, 2002 - The American Academy of Family Physicians (AAFP) has updated the Summary of Policy Recommendations for Periodic Health Examinations. The recommendations include the examinations that should be offered, those that should not be done, those considered an option, and those with ...

American Family Physician : Practice Guidelines

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2002/0401/p1467.html

Corrections - Apr 1, 2002 - American Family Physician

Apr 1, 2002 - ...An article in Practice Guidelines entitled AAP Issues Recommendations on the Prevention and Treatment of Lyme Disease (June 1, 2000, page 3263) incorrectly referred to Lyme disease as an insect-borne illness. Ticks are arachnids rather than insects. The first sentence of the second...

American Family Physician : Corrections

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2002/0401/p1281a.html

Clinical Briefs - Apr 1, 2002 - American Family Physician

Apr 1, 2002 - ...The guidelines were developed using an evidence-based approach advocated by the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force and public health practice guidelines. The updated guidelines appear in the November 9, 2001 issue of Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report. The CDC guidelines are...

American Family Physician : Clinical Briefs

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2002/0401/p1468.html

AAP Issues Recommendations for the Management of Sinusitis in Children - Practice ...

Mar 15, 2002 - The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) has issued recommendations for physicians to diagnose, evaluate, and treat patients between one and 21 years of age who present with uncomplicated acute, subacute, and recurrent acute bacterial sinusitis.

American Family Physician : Practice Guidelines

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2002/0315/p1216.html

AAP Updates Statement for Transfer of Drugs and Other Chemicals Into Breast Milk - ...

Mar 1, 2002 - A statement intended to update the list of agents transferred into breast milk and describe possible effects on the infant or lactation, if any are known, is now available from the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP).

American Family Physician : Practice Guidelines

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2002/0301/p979.html

Recognition and Management of Hereditary Hemochromatosis - American Family Physician

Mar 1, 2002 - Hereditary hemochromatosis is the most common inherited single-gene disorder in people of northern European descent. It is characterized by increased intestinal absorption of iron, with deposition of the iron in multiple organs. Previously, the classic description was combined diabetes ...

American Family Physician : Article

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2002/0301/p853.html

AAP Guidelines on Treatment of Children with ADHD - Practice Guidelines - American ...

Feb 15, 2002 - The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) has issued a new guideline for the treatment of school-aged children (six to 12 years) with attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD).

American Family Physician : Practice Guidelines

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2002/0215/p726.html

How Well Do You Know AFP? Take Our Trivia Quiz - Inside AFP - American Family Physician

Feb 15, 2002 - ...B. Practice Guidelines. C. Photo Quiz. (Answer: A. Tips from Other Journals ranks as the leading clinical department in AFP; from January 2000 through December 2001, AFP published 1,030 Tips.) Q10. Approximately how many artists' work appeared in AFP last year? A. 20. B. 40. C....

American Family Physician : Inside AFP

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2002/0215/p540.html

Clinical Briefs - Feb 15, 2002 - American Family Physician

Feb 15, 2002 - ...Management of Specific Breast Abnormalities. The information is intended as a resource for agencies and organizations in developing practice guidelines or other quality-related measures. The review focuses on women with clinical or mammographic breast abnormalities who have specific...

American Family Physician : Clinical Briefs

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2002/0215/p731.html

ACOG Issues Recommendations on Assessment of Risk Factors for Preterm Birth - Practice ...

Feb 1, 2002 - The American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG) has issued new recommendations on assessing risk factors for preterm birth. These recommendations discuss risk factors, markers for predicting preterm birth, and clinical considerations.

American Family Physician : Practice Guidelines

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2002/0201/p509.html

Improving Anticoagulation Management at the Point of Care -- FPM

Feb 1, 2002 - Stop treating lab results. These easy-to-use devices return the focus of warfarin therapy to treating the patient.

Family Practice Management : Articles

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2002/0200/p35.html

PHS Guidelines for Management of Occupational Exposure to HBV, HCV and HIV: HIV ...

Jan 15, 2002 - Guidelines for the management of health care personnel who have occupational exposure to blood and other body fluids that might contain hepatitis B virus (HBV), hepatitis C virus (HCV) or human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) are available from the U.S. Public Health Service (PHS).

American Family Physician : Practice Guidelines

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2002/0115/p322.html

How to Write an Evidence-Based Clinical Review Article - American Family Physician

Jan 15, 2002 - Traditional clinical review articles, also known as updates, differ from systematic reviews and meta-analyses. Updates selectively review the medical literature while discussing a topic broadly. Non-quantitative systematic reviews comprehensively examine the medical literature, seeking ...

American Family Physician : Article

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2002/0115/p251.html

Guideline Implementation: Why Don't We Do It? - Editorials - American Family Physician

Jan 15, 2002 - ...It describes a group practice in Louisiana that decided to compare their care with the National Institutes of Health (NIH) General Practice Guidelines for the Diagnosis and Management of Asthma. The practice's chart reviews revealed that their treatment was focused on managing acute...

American Family Physician : Editorials

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2002/0115/p176.html

The 2002 Recommended Childhood Immunization Schedule and Progress Toward Elimination of...

Jan 1, 2002 - The 2002 Recommended Childhood Immunization Schedule is now available. The format of the 2002 schedule differs somewhat from the 2001 schedule; it is based in large part on the modifications developed by the Minnesota Department of Health.

American Family Physician : Practice Guidelines

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2002/0101/p127.html

PHS Guidelines for Management of Occupational Exposure to HBV, HCV and HIV: Management ...

Dec 15, 2001 - The U.S. Public Health Service (PHS) has updated its previous guidelines for the management of health care personnel who have occupational exposure to blood and other body fluids that might contain hepatitis B virus (HBV), hepatitis C virus (HCV) or human immunodeficiency virus (HIV).

American Family Physician : Practice Guidelines

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2001/1215/p2012.html

AFP Publishes Newborn Hearing Recommendations Released by the U.S. Preventive Services ...

Dec 15, 2001 - ...Approach, which was restarted in the December 1 issue with a case study on tobacco cessation (drawn in this case from a clinical practice guideline from the U.S. Public Health Service). The USPSTF reports—including the one in this issue—and the case studies are now part of AFP's CME...

American Family Physician : Inside AFP

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2001/1215/p1927.html

CDC Updates Interim Guidelines for Anthrax Exposure Management and Antimicrobial ...

Dec 1, 2001 - The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has released an update to guidelines for anthrax exposure. The update includes the susceptibility patterns of Bacillus anthracis isolates, and provides interim recommendations for managing potential threats and exposures and for ...

American Family Physician : Practice Guidelines

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2001/1201/p1901.html

Counseling for Tobacco Cessation - Putting Prevention into Practice - American Family ...

Dec 1, 2001 - Case study: JT is a 54-year-old man who presents for a follow-up office visit. He requests refills on his prescriptions for enalapril and atorvastatin. You are aware that he is a smoker. Before you can initiate a discussion about his tobacco use, he excitedly reports that he has set a ...

American Family Physician : Putting Prevention into Practice

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2001/1201/p1881.html

New Contributions for 'Putting Prevention into Practice' - Inside AFP - American Family...

Dec 1, 2001 - ...presented in the U.S. Public Health Service (PHS) Clinical Practice Guideline, Treating Tobacco Use and Dependence. This guideline was an update of the 1996 Smoking Cessation Clinical Practice Guideline No. 18, from the Agency for Health Care Policy and Research (AHCPR, now known as...

American Family Physician : Inside AFP

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2001/1201/p1789.html

Monitor - Nov 2001 -- FPM

Dec 1, 2001 - ...The clinical practice guidelines published by the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) are widely believed to represent state-of-the art management for a broad range of conditions. Yet a recent study published in the Sept. 26 Journal of the American Medical Association...

Family Practice Management : News Briefs

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2001/1100/p17.html

CDC Issues Guidelines on Illnesses Associated with Intentional Release of Biologic ...

Nov 15, 2001 - The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has issued a report on the investigation of recent cases of anthrax exposure. Interim guidelines for postexposure prophylaxis for prevention of inhalational anthrax and other information to assist epidemiologists, physicians and ...

American Family Physician : Practice Guidelines

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2001/1115/p1761.html

Surgery for Chronic Aortic Regurgitation: When Should It Be Considered? - American ...

Nov 15, 2001 - Deciding when to operate on a patient with chronic aortic regurgitation may be extremely difficult. The timing of surgery requires consideration of the etiology and pathophysiology of the aortic regurgitation, because aortic valve replacement carries morbidity and mortality that must be...

American Family Physician : Article

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2001/1115/p1709.html

AFP Offers Resources on Bioterrorism - Inside AFP - American Family Physician

Nov 15, 2001 - ...On page 1761 of this issue, AFP includes a special Practice Guideline that summarizes key points from the Centers of Disease Control and Prevention's (CDC) report on bioterrorism published in the October 19, 2001, issue of the Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report. The MMWR report...

American Family Physician : Inside AFP

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2001/1115/p1668.html

PHS Guidelines for Management of Occupational Exposure to HBV, HCV and HIV: ...

Nov 1, 2001 - Updated guidelines from the U.S. Public Health Service (PHS) provide recommendations for the management of health care personnel who have occupational exposure to blood and other body fluids that might contain hepatitis B virus (HBV), hepatitis C virus (HCV) or human immunodeficiency ...

American Family Physician : Practice Guidelines

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2001/1101/p1635.html

Tips From Other Journals - American Family Physician

Nov 1, 2001 - ...Society of Internal Medicine and the American College of Chest Physicians coordinated to develop an evidence-based clinical practice guideline for the management of acute exacerbations in COPD patients. The guidelines present the available evidence on risk stratification for relapse...

American Family Physician : Tip

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2001/1101/p1614.html

AAP statement on sports participation in children and adolescents. - Practice ...

Oct 15, 2001 - The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) has issued a position statement on medical conditions that affect sports participation in children and adolescents. According to the AAP, children and adolescents with medical conditions present special issues in athletic participation.

American Family Physician : Practice Guidelines

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2001/1015/p1464.html

Anemia in Children - American Family Physician

Oct 15, 2001 - Anemia in children is commonly encountered by the family physician. Multiple causes exist, but with a thorough history, a physical examination and limited laboratory evaluation a specific diagnosis can usually be established. The use of the mean corpuscular volume to classify the anemia...

American Family Physician : Article

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2001/1015/p1379.html

Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder: Management - American Family Physician

Oct 15, 2001 - Attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) is the most common psychiatric disorder of childhood and often persists into adulthood. ADHD is a neurophysiologic disorder defined in behavioral terms and associated with significant morbidity in the realms of social and academic success,...

American Family Physician : Article

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2001/1015/p1355.html

Correction - Corrections - American Family Physician

Oct 15, 2001 - ...An item in Practice Guidelines entitled AHA Recommendations for the Management of Intracranial Aneurysms (June 15, 2001, page 2465) contained an error. Aneurysms that are 10 mm or smaller have a rupture rate of 0.5 percent per year. Read the full article. Get immediate access, anytime,...

American Family Physician : Corrections

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2001/1015/p1328.html

Evaluation and Management of Infants and Young Children with Fever - American Family ...

Oct 1, 2001 - A practice guideline for the management of febrile infants and children younger than three years of age sparked controversy when it was published in 1993. Surveys indicate that many office-based physicians do not agree with recommendations for venipuncture and bladder catheterization in...

American Family Physician : Article

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2001/1001/p1219.html

ACIP Releases Guidelines on the Prevention and Control of Influenza - Practice ...

Oct 1, 2001 - The Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP) of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has issued recommendations on the prevention and control of influenza for the 2001–2002 influenza season.

American Family Physician : Practice Guidelines

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2001/1001/p1270.html

Fever Without Source in Infants and Young Children--A Hot Potato? - Editorials - ...

Oct 1, 2001 - ...management remains challenging and controversial. In this issue of American Family Physician,1 Luszczak provides an update of the 1993 practice guideline on the management of febrile infants and young children, which was developed by an expert panel of senior academic...

American Family Physician : Editorials

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2001/1001/p1148.html

Principles of Appropriate Antibiotic Use: Part V. Acute Bronchitis - Practice ...

Sep 15, 2001 - The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has developed guidelines for evaluating and treating adults with acute respiratory disease. Information focusing on the appropriate use of antibiotics for treatment of uncomplicated acute bronchitis is included in these guidelines.

American Family Physician : Practice Guidelines

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2001/0915/p1098.html

Guideline for Management of Heart Failure Caused by Systolic Dysfunction: Part II. ...

Sep 15, 2001 - Several large clinical trials conducted over the past decade have shown that pharmacologic interventions can dramatically reduce the morbidity and mortality associated with heart failure. These trials have modified and enhanced the therapeutic paradigm for heart failure and extended ...

American Family Physician : Article

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2001/0915/p1045.html

The ABCs of Treating Congestive Heart Failure - Editorials - American Family Physician

Sep 15, 2001 - ...of patients with chronic stable angina: a report of the American College of Cardiology/American Heart Association Task Force on Practice Guidelines (Committee on Management of Patients with Chronic Stable Angine). J Am Coll Cardiol 1999;33:2092–197; retrieved July 2001,...

American Family Physician : Editorials

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2001/0915/p934.html

Concussion in Sports - Editorials - American Family Physician

Sep 15, 2001 - ...it is just impossible to keep up with the latest changes. For physicians who are interested in evidence-based medicine, clinical practice guidelines offer a solution. Guidelines can synthesize a comprehensive review, letting us know what the bulk of the evidence says. When the...

American Family Physician : Editorials

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2001/0915/p938.html

Tips From Other Journals - American Family Physician

Sep 15, 2001 - ...Adapted with permission from Guerrant RL, Van Gilder T, Steiner TS, Theilman NM, Slutsker L, Tauxe RV, et al. Practice guidelines for the management of infectious diarrhea. Clin Infect Dis 2001;32:334. Diarrheal Illnesses FIGURE. Recommendations for the diagnosis and management of...

American Family Physician : Tip

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2001/0915/p1065.html

Principles of Appropriate Antibiotic Use: Part IV. Acute Pharyngitis. - Practice ...

Sep 1, 2001 - The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has issued guidelines for evaluating and treating adults with acute respiratory disease. Information focusing on appropriate antibiotic use in acute pharyngitis is included in these guidelines.

American Family Physician : Practice Guidelines

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2001/0901/p870.html

Evaluation and Treatment of ADHD - American Family Physician

Sep 1, 2001 - Symptoms of attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) are present in as many as 9 percent of school-age children. ADHD-specific questionnaires can help determine whether children meet diagnostic criteria for the disorder. The recommended evaluation also includes documenting the ...

American Family Physician : Article

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2001/0901/p817.html

Guideline for the Management of Heart Failure Caused by Systolic Dysfunction: Part I. ...

Sep 1, 2001 - Over the past decade, the conceptual understanding of heart failure has changed significantly. Several large clinical trials have demonstrated that pharmacologic interventions can dramatically reduce the morbidity and mortality associated with heart failure. These trials have extended ...

American Family Physician : Article

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2001/0901/p769.html

Behind the Doors at AFP's Annual Editors Meeting - Inside AFP - American Family Physician

Sep 1, 2001 - ...What are the best guidelines to cover in Practice Guidelines ? If you have opinions about these or other editorial matters, we'd love to hear from you. Simply send your comments via e-mail toafpedit@aafp.org. At the same time we discuss topics such as these during the annual...

American Family Physician : Inside AFP

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2001/0901/p719.html

Principles of Appropriate Antibiotic Use: Part III. Acute Rhinosinusitis - Practice ...

Aug 15, 2001 - The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has developed guidelines for evaluating and treating adults with acute respiratory disease. The recommendations in part III of the guidelines present an argument for a conservative approach to antibiotic use in patients with ...

American Family Physician : Practice Guidelines

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2001/0815/p685.html

American Heart Association Scientific Statement on the Primary Prevention of Ischemic ...

Aug 1, 2001 - The American Heart Association (AHA) has issued a scientific statement on the primary prevention of ischemic stroke. The scientific statement includes an overview of established and potential risk factors and recommendations.

American Family Physician : Practice Guidelines

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2001/0801/p513.html

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