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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 ...

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

Introducing a One-Page Adult Preventive Health Care Schedule: USPSTF Recommendations at...

May 1, 2016 - The Adult Preventive Health Care Schedule provides a concise and informative visual representation of USPSTF recommendations.

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https://www.aafp.org/afp/2016/0501/p738.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.

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

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

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

Clinical Practice Guideline for Bronchiolitis: Key Recommendations - Editorials - ...

Jan 15, 2007 - ...Clinical Practice Guideline for Bronchiolitis: Key Recommendations RICHARD D. CLOVER, M.D. University of Louisville School of Public Health and Information Sciences Louisville, Kentucky Am Fam Physician. 2007 Jan 15;75(2):171. Related Article Bronchiolitis is common in children...

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https://www.aafp.org/afp/2007/0115/p171.html

Improving Practice Guidelines in AFP - Editorials - American Family Physician

Dec 1, 2006 - ...Improving Practice Guidelines in AFP MARK H. EBELL, M.D., M.S., Athens, Georgia JAY SIWEK, M.D., Georgetown University Medical Center, Washington, D.C. Am Fam Physician. 2006 Dec 1;74(11):1840-1842. See related Practice Guideline. The care that patients receive too often depends...

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https://www.aafp.org/afp/2006/1201/p1840.html

The CDC’s STEADI Initiative: Promoting Older Adult Health and Independence Through Fall...

Aug 15, 2017 - ...falls.8 Launched in 2012, STEADI offers a coordinated approach to implementing the American and British Geriatrics Societies' clinical practice guideline for fall prevention.9 STEADI includes three core elements: screen patients to identify their fall risk, assess patients'...

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https://www.aafp.org/afp/2017/0815/p220.html

Introducing AFP's Next Editor-in-Chief - Editorials - American Family Physician

Feb 1, 2018 - Meet Dr. Sumi Makkar Sexton, AFP's new Editor-in-Chief.

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https://www.aafp.org/afp/2018/0201/p154.html

AFP: What's Ahead - Editorials - American Family Physician

Feb 1, 2018 - Learn about AFP's new Editor-in-Chief's vision and plans for AFP.

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https://www.aafp.org/afp/2018/0201/p155.html

Thirty Years of AFP: Having Fun Painting the Fence - Editorials - American Family ...

Jan 15, 2018 - Read Dr. Siwek's summary of his 29 years as Editor of AFP.

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https://www.aafp.org/afp/2018/0115/p83.html

Preconception Care Is Primary Care: A Call to Action - Editorials - American Family ...

Oct 15, 2017 - Alarmingly, the United States is the only developed country with a rising maternal mortality rate; women are more likely to die in or around childbirth now than 20 years ago. Regardless of community, profession, or political affiliation, this should create a sense of urgency for action ...

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https://www.aafp.org/afp/2017/1015/p492.html

AHRQ's Tools for Better Practice: Helping Family Physicians Manage Today's Challenges -...

Nov 1, 2017 - The AHRQ invests in innovative primary care research to generate new knowledge, synthesize existing evidence that is applicable to the primary care setting, and create tools for improving primary care practice. They would like your feedback on the tools included in this article.

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https://www.aafp.org/afp/2017/1101/p569.html

Differences Between the AAFP Atrial Fibrillation Guideline and the AHA/ACC/HRS ...

Sep 1, 2017 - The AAFP updated its guideline on pharmacologic management of newly detected atrial fibrillation, which differs in part from the AHA/ACC/HRS guideline. It specifically highlights two questions commonly faced by family physicians, and is based on updated data from the Agency for ...

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https://www.aafp.org/afp/2017/0901/p284.html

How Family Physicians Can Combat the Opioid Epidemic - Editorials - American Family ...

Sep 15, 2017 - Family physicians must commit to responsible prescribing of opioid medications. The decision to initiate opioid therapy should be a careful and deliberate one, especially in patients who are at risk of addiction.

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https://www.aafp.org/afp/2017/0915/p357.html

Pharmacologic Treatment of Hypertension in Adults Aged 60 Years or Older: A Guideline ...

May 1, 2017 - A high standard must be met when guidelines recommend lifelong preventive medications, knowing that at best, a small minority of patients will benefit and that all are risking harm.

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https://www.aafp.org/afp/2017/0501/p547.html

Dementia Care: More Than Just Prescription Drugs - Editorials - American Family Physician

Jun 15, 2017 - Rather than focusing on medications to achieve a small temporary difference in cognition, patients and families might be better served if we focused more on nonpharmacologic treatments, and on more important issues, such as advance directives, driving, living arrangements, caregiver ...

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https://www.aafp.org/afp/2017/0615/p766.html

Chronic Pain Management and Opioid Misuse: Guidance for Family Physicians - Editorials ...

Apr 1, 2017 - Family physicians are committed to advancing population and community health, and we must take the lead in reducing opioid misuse and overdose before outside entities mandate practice strategies that may not be patient-centered.

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https://www.aafp.org/afp/2017/0401/p420.html

Increased Alignment in Preventive Services Recommendations for Children - Editorials - ...

Aug 15, 2016 - Increased alignment between preventive services recommendations from the two major physician specialty groups who care for children.

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https://www.aafp.org/afp/2016/0815/p272.html

Using the CDC Guideline and Tools for Opioid Prescribing in Patients with Chronic Pain ...

Jun 15, 2016 - The new CDC guideline is intended to help clinicians decide whether and how to prescribe opioids for chronic pain; offer safer, more effective care for patients with chronic pain; improve clinician-patient communication; and prevent opioid use disorder and opioid-related overdose.

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https://www.aafp.org/afp/2016/0615/p970.html

The Opioid Epidemic: AMA’s response - Editorials - American Family Physician

Jun 15, 2016 - With Lembke article and opioid PG

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https://www.aafp.org/afp/2016/0615/p975.html

Counseling Women About Breast Cancer Screening - Editorials - American Family Physician

Apr 15, 2016 - Practical strategies can help family physicians and women in their 40s make more informed decisions about breast cancer screening.

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https://www.aafp.org/afp/2016/0415/p652.html

Eating Less Meat: A Healthy and Environmentally Responsible Dietary Choice - Editorials...

Mar 15, 2016 - What should physicians tell their patients about eating meat?

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https://www.aafp.org/afp/2016/0315/p451.html

Creating Practice Guidelines for Chronic Kidney Disease: An Insider's View - Editorials...

Sep 1, 2004 - ...Creating Practice Guidelines for Chronic Kidney Disease: An Insider’s View CYNDA ANN JOHNSON, M.D., M.B.A., Brody School of Medicine at East Carolina University, Greenville, North Carolina Am Fam Physician. 2004 Sep 1;70(5):823-824. Related Article Evidenced-based guidelines are...

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https://www.aafp.org/afp/2004/0901/p823.html

AFP Goes Audio: Introducing the American Family Physician Podcast - Editorials - ...

Feb 1, 2016 - Podcasts are an increasingly important way to disseminate information to the medical community. We hope that many readers of AFP, the number one journal in primary care, will also become listeners.

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https://www.aafp.org/afp/2016/0201/p174.html

Otitis Media with Effusion Clinical Practice Guideline - Editorials - American Family ...

Jun 15, 2004 - ...Otitis Media with Effusion Clinical Practice Guideline RICHARD M. ROSENFELD, M.D. M.P.H., SUNY Health Sciences Center, Brooklyn, New York. LARRY CULPEPPER, M.D. M.P.H.. Boston University School of Medicine, Boston, Massachusetts BARBARA YAWN, M.D. M.SC., Olmsted Medical Center,...

American Family Physician : Editorials

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2004/0615/p2776.html

A Joint Clinical Practice Guideline for Acute Otitis Media - Editorials - American ...

Jun 1, 2004 - ...A Joint Clinical Practice Guideline for Acute Otitis Media THEODORE G. GANIATS, M.D., University of California, San Diego, California ALLAN S. LIEBERTHAL, M.D., Kaiser-Permanente Center, Panorama City, California LARRY CULPEPPER, M.D., M.P.H., Boston University School of Medicine,...

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https://www.aafp.org/afp/2004/0601/p2537.html

Pharmacogenetic Testing—An Unfulfilled Promise - Editorials - American Family Physician

Oct 1, 2015 - Family physicians should not naively accept a new technology because it is the latest trend. We need to assess the clinical utility of potential applications of genetic information, adopting them when they improve patient-oriented outcomes and avoiding them when they simply add costs ...

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https://www.aafp.org/afp/2015/1001/p558.html

What to Do at Well-Child Visits: The AAFP’s Perspective - Editorials - American Family ...

Mar 15, 2015 - Well-child visits provide the best opportunities to deliver evidence-based preventive services. Family physicians have limited time at these visits and therefore should prioritize preventive services that have strong evidence of net benefit.

American Family Physician : Editorials

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2015/0315/p362.html

Type 2 Diabetes: Updated Evidence Requires Updated Decision Making - Editorials - ...

Jul 1, 2015 - Clinicians need to consider the best available research findings, their own experience, and their patients' needs and values.

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https://www.aafp.org/afp/2015/0701/p22.html

JNC 8: Relaxing the Standards - Editorials - American Family Physician

Oct 1, 2014 - The Eighth Joint National Committee (JNC 8) recently issued the most anticipated hypertension guideline in some time. The most significant change in the JNC 8 guideline is relaxation of the systolic and diastolic blood pressure goals for adults 60 years and older. As a result of the new...

American Family Physician : Editorials

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2014/1001/p449.html

Improving Quality by Doing Less: Overtreatment - Editorials - American Family Physician

Mar 1, 2015 - The third in a series of AFP editorials that addresses the related issues of over-screening, overdiagnosis, and overtreatment. Overtreatment is an important harm that commonly follows overscreening and overdiagnosis.

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https://www.aafp.org/afp/2015/0301/p289.html

Improving Quality by Doing Less: Overdiagnosis - Editorials - American Family Physician

Feb 1, 2015 - The second in a series of AFP editorials that addresses the related issues of over-screening, overdiagnosis, and overtreatment. Overdiagnosis occurs when a disease is diagnosed and treated, even though that disease never would have harmed the patient if left untreated.

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https://www.aafp.org/afp/2015/0201/p162.html

Management of Influenza in the 2014-2015 Season: Recommendations and Limitations - ...

Oct 15, 2014 - This editorial summarizes the extent of benefits expected from immunization, testing, and antiviral treatment of influenza for the 2014–2015 season.

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https://www.aafp.org/afp/2014/1015/p535.html

Beyond Analgesia in Palliative Care and End-of-Life Interventions - Editorials - ...

Jul 1, 2014 - Family physicians need a basic skill set that includes facilitating discussions on advance planning and goals, identifying and treating depression and anxiety, and managing pain and symptoms at the end of life.

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https://www.aafp.org/afp/2014/0701/p20.html

What's New in Childhood Vaccines - Editorials - American Family Physician

Feb 1, 2014 - Recommending and providing childhood vaccines is a vital part of a family physician's role in delivering health care to our youth. This editorial reviews several changes in childhood vaccines in the past two years.

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https://www.aafp.org/afp/2014/0201/p153.html

Choosing Wisely: More Good Clinical Recommendations to Improve Health Care Quality and ...

Aug 1, 2013 - The Choosing Wisely campaign provides key clinical recommendations for physicians and patients that promote best practices and help avoid unnecessary medical interventions.

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https://www.aafp.org/afp/2013/0801/p164.html

Updated Recommendations from the World Professional Association for Transgender Health ...

Jan 15, 2013 - The health care of transgender persons has begun moving out of the shadows and into the spotlight; as transgender health care moves into the mainstream, primary care physicians will be increasingly called upon to provide compassionate and individualized care to this diverse community.

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https://www.aafp.org/afp/2013/0115/p89.html

ACS/ASCCP/ASCP Guidelines for the Early Detection of Cervical Cancer - Editorials - ...

Sep 15, 2012 - The American Cancer Society (ACS), the American Society for Colposcopy and Cervical Pathology (ASCCP), and the American Society for Clinical Pathology (ASCP) recently published updated recommendations for the early detection of cervical cancer. The guidelines are based on a systematic ...

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https://www.aafp.org/afp/2012/0915/p501.html

Choosing Wisely: Top Interventions to Improve Health and Reduce Harm, While Lowering ...

Jul 15, 2012 - Initially sponsored by nine medical specialty societies, the campaign consists of specialty-specific top-five lists of common tests and procedures that are often performed unnecessarily, when they are not likely to improve a patient's health. The primary focus of the campaign is to ...

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https://www.aafp.org/afp/2012/0715/p128.html

New Feature to Help Physicians Implement AHRQ Effective Health Care Reviews - ...

May 1, 2012 - To more effectively disseminate the results of comparative effectiveness research into practice, AHRQ's Effective Health Care Program produces concise summaries of its reviews for patients, policy makers, and physicians. AFP has partnered with AHRQ to introduce a new journal feature, ...

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https://www.aafp.org/afp/2012/0501/p863.html

Providing Confidential Care for Adolescents - Editorials - American Family Physician

Mar 15, 2012 - Adolescents are generally healthy, but they commonly present with high-risk behaviors that are often missed by physicians. Without confidentiality, teenagers may avoid seeking services for sensitive health care needs.

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https://www.aafp.org/afp/2012/0315/p556.html

Let Quitlines Assist You in Helping More Smokers Quit - Editorials - American Family ...

Jul 15, 2011 - Despite significant advances in pharmacotherapy and counseling techniques, tobacco use remains the leading cause of death in the United States, accounting for 443,000 premature deaths annually. Family physicians are in an ideal position to influence cessation rates because more than 70 ...

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https://www.aafp.org/afp/2011/0715/p162.html

Increasing Patient Access to VBAC: New NIH and ACOG Recommendations - Editorials - ...

Jan 15, 2011 - The increasing rate of cesarean deliveries and the lack of access to TOLAC have created a major public health concern. Maternal morbidity and mortality seem to be increasing in the United States, partly as a result of the increase in repeat cesarean deliveries.

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https://www.aafp.org/afp/2011/0115/p121.html

Introducing "AFP By Topic: Editors' Choice of Best Current Content" - Editorials - ...

Jun 1, 2010 - ...collections include articles, AFP’s Point-of-Care Guides, Cochrane for Clinicians reviews, FPIN’s Clinical Inquiries, and summaries of practice guidelines from major medical organizations. AFP medical editors handpick the content, based on its usefulness, currentness, and quality,...

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https://www.aafp.org/afp/2010/0601/p1332.html

Celebrating the Past; Looking Forward to the Future - Editorials - American Family ...

Apr 1, 2010 - ...key topic collections, called AFP by Topic: Editor's choice of best current content. The collections will include relevant articles, practice guidelines, point-of-care guides, patient handouts, evidence summaries, and related content from other sections of the journal. It will be...

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https://www.aafp.org/afp/2010/0401/p842.html

Stimulants, ADHD, and the Heart - Editorials - American Family Physician

May 15, 2009 - ...Related Practice Guidelines: AHA Releases Recommendations on Cardiovascular Monitoring and the Use of ADHD Medications in Children with Heart Disease and AAP Responds to AHA Guideline on Cardiovascular Monitoring Before Starting Stimulants for ADHD. I often ask my students, Will two...

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https://www.aafp.org/afp/2009/0515/p846.html

Restraining Devices for Patients in Acute and Long-Term Care Facilities - Editorials - ...

Feb 15, 2009 - ...evidence, tradition alone is not adequate rationale for continued use of physical restraints or side rails. Federal regulations and practice guidelines are now consistent with the evidence, advising that restraints generally should not be used.17–19 Restraints may, however, be...

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https://www.aafp.org/afp/2009/0215/p254.html

AFP's Series on Finding Evidence and Putting It into Practice - Editorials - American ...

Jan 1, 2009 - ...Physicians are bombarded with information from these studies, in addition to monographs, continuing medical education lectures, practice guidelines, pharmaceutical company representatives, local experts, and colleagues. Whereas an ophthalmologist or radiation oncologist can limit...

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https://www.aafp.org/afp/2009/0101/p7.html

Counseling Parents About Vaccine Safety - Editorials - American Family Physician

Dec 1, 2008 - ...parents have about their child's development. Information on identifying children with autism spectrum disorders can be found in the Practice Guideline in this issue of American Family Physician.8 Read the full article. Get immediate access, anytime, anywhere. Choose a single...

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https://www.aafp.org/afp/2008/1201/p1248.html

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

Feb 15, 2007 - ...Adapted with permission from diagnosis and management of cough: ACCP evidence-based clinical practice guidelines. Chest 2006;129(1 suppl):1S–292S. Available online at http://www.chestjournal.org/cgi/content/full/129/1_suppl/1S. Management of Acute Cough Figure 1. Algorithm for the...

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

Clinical Diagnosis and Evaluation of Sinusitis in Adults - Editorials - American Family...

Dec 1, 2007 - ...seven days, or worsens at any time. Observing patients with uncomplicated acute bacterial rhinosinusitis is consistent with other practice guidelines.4-6 The rationale for recommending observation in patients with uncomplicated acute bacterial rhinosinusitis is based on randomized...

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https://www.aafp.org/afp/2007/1201/p1620.html

Editorials - Oct 15, 2007 - American Family Physician

Oct 15, 2007 - ...See related Practice Guideline. A summary of new guidelines on the diagnosis and management of deep venous thrombosis (DVT) and pulmonary embolism appears in the Practice Guidelines section of this issue of American Family Physician.1 These recommendations have been formulated by a...

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https://www.aafp.org/afp/2007/1015/p1116.html

Managing Fever Without a Source in Young Children: The Debate Continues - Editorials - ...

Jun 15, 2007 - ...per mm3 (15 × 109 per L) and fever of at least 102.2° F (39° C) correlated with higher risk.2 Based on the results of these studies, practice guidelines for the management of fever without a source in infants and children 0 to 36 months of age were published, stimulating debate...

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https://www.aafp.org/afp/2007/0615/p1774.html

U.S. Statin Guidelines: Expensive but Not Necessarily Effective - Editorials - American...

May 15, 2007 - ...Clinical practice guidelines come in two broad types: consensus guidelines, which are typically based on the opinions of experts; and evidence-based guidelines, which are developed using an explicit process that first identifies the relevant research, then grades the quality of that...

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https://www.aafp.org/afp/2007/0515/p1453.html

Screening for Breast Cancer: What to Do with the Evidence - Editorials - American ...

Jun 1, 2007 - ...Related Practice Guideline For many of the conditions we encounter in primary care, there is insufficient evidence to tell us the best course of action. Breast cancer screening is different. We now have nine randomized controlled trials (RCTs) and numerous case-control,...

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https://www.aafp.org/afp/2007/0601/p1623.html

New Recommendations to Reduce the Risk of SIDS: What Should We Advise Parents? - ...

Dec 1, 2006 - ...Next: Improving Practice Guidelines in AFP View the full table of contents >> Home / Journals / afp / Vol. 74/No. 11(December 1, 2006) / Editorials: New Recommendations to Reduce the Risk of SIDS: What Should We Advise Parents?...

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https://www.aafp.org/afp/2006/1201/p1839.html

Health Care for the Homeless in America - Editorials - American Family Physician

Oct 1, 2006 - ...care workers from many disciplines caring for persons who are homeless.8 The network has published eight sets of adapted clinical practice guidelines to assist physicians in providing optimal care for those who are struggling with homelessness. These recommended practice adaptations...

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https://www.aafp.org/afp/2006/1001/p1099.html

Breaking the Chain: Universal Childhood Hepatitis A Virus Vaccination - Editorials - ...

Jun 15, 2006 - ...Related Practice Guideline By all outward appearances Jackson (not his real name) was a healthy 14-month-old infant. Recently adopted from abroad—one of more than 22,000 children adopted internationally in 20041—he was robust, and his initial medical examination was entirely normal....

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https://www.aafp.org/afp/2006/0615/p2127.html

Using COPD Guidelines to Improve Patient Care - Editorials - American Family Physician

Feb 15, 2006 - ...chronic conditions, such as ischemic heart disease.2 Not surprisingly, more than 15 professional societies have published clinical practice guidelines about COPD during the past decade3; however, the content and format of these guidelines are variable, and some experts say that to...

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https://www.aafp.org/afp/2006/0215/p590.html

Overcoming the Challenges Facing Quality Improvement Strategies for Non-ST-Segment ...

Nov 15, 2004 - ...The second challenge involves promoting practice guideline recommendations among all specialties that typically care for patients with NSTE ACS. A recent analysis demonstrated that almost one half of high-risk patients with NSTE ACS in U.S. hospitals are cared for by...

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https://www.aafp.org/afp/2004/1115/p1868.html

Management of Patients with Newly Diagnosed Epilepsy: A Systematic Literature Review - ...

Sep 1, 2004 - ...Previous: Creating Practice Guidelines for Chronic Kidney Disease: An Insider's View Next: Diary from a Week in Practice View the full table of contents >> Home / Journals / afp / Vol. 70/No. 5(September 1, 2004) / Editorials: Management of Patients with Newly Diagnosed...

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https://www.aafp.org/afp/2004/0901/p824.html

Should Risk Factors for Breast Cancer Influence Evaluation of Breast Abnormalities? - ...

Jul 1, 2004 - ...The Steering Committee on Clinical Practice Guidelines for the Care and Treatment of Breast Cancer3 states that when a woman presents with a breast lump or a suspicious change in breast texture, her risk factors for breast cancer should be noted, but the presence or absence of risk...

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https://www.aafp.org/afp/2004/0701/p35.html

Preventing Unintended Pregnancy: Implications for Physicians - Editorials - American ...

Jun 15, 2004 - ...Previous: Otitis Media with Effusion Clinical Practice Guideline Next: Diary from a Week in Practice View the full table of contents >> Home / Journals / afp / Vol. 69/No. 12(June 15, 2004) / Editorials: Preventing Unintended Pregnancy: Implications for Physicians...

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https://www.aafp.org/afp/2004/0615/p2779.html

The Persistent Value of the Autopsy - Editorials - American Family Physician

Jun 1, 2004 - ...Previous: A Joint Clinical Practice Guideline for Acute Otitis Media Next: Chiropractors Are Not a Usual Source of Primary Health Care View the full table of contents >> Home / Journals / afp / Vol. 69/No. 11(June 1, 2004) / Editorials: The Persistent Value of the Autopsy...

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https://www.aafp.org/afp/2004/0601/p2540.html

Management of Newly Detected Atrial Fibrillation - Editorials - American Family Physician

May 15, 2004 - ...In this issue of American Family Physician,4 the clinical practice guideline created by a joint panel of the American Academy of Family Physicians (AAFP) and the American College of Physicians (ACP) in collaboration with the Johns Hopkins Evidence-Based Practice Center is...

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https://www.aafp.org/afp/2004/0515/p2314.html

Screening for Barrett's Esophagus - Editorials - American Family Physician

May 1, 2004 - ...clinical practice should be based on the imperfect data that are available. The original American College of Gastroenterology Practice Guidelines of the Diagnosis Surveillance and Therapy of Barrett’s Esophagus6 recommended that patients with longstanding GERD symptoms, particularly...

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https://www.aafp.org/afp/2004/0501/p2061.html

Strategies to Improve Diabetes Care - Editorials - American Family Physician

Oct 15, 2003 - ...reminders, physician feedback), practice redesign (e.g., team care, planned visits, case management), decision support (e.g., practice guidelines, physician education), and self-management support (e.g., patient education, training patients in goalsetting skills). In diabetes...

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https://www.aafp.org/afp/2003/1015/p1500.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...

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

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

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

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

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

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

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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...

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

Finding Guidance Amid Uncertainty of ADHD Diagnosis - Editorials - American Family ...

May 1, 2001 - ...the disorder, that basic research is needed to better define ADHD, and that a more consistent set of diagnostic procedures and practice guidelines is of utmost importance. 2 In practice, it is not uncommon to see children in whom symptoms of ADHD are not clearly distinguishable from...

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https://www.aafp.org/afp/2001/0501/p1694.html

Group A Beta-Hemolytic Strepococcal Pharyngitis - Editorials - American Family Physician

Apr 15, 2001 - ...Citing two important sources, the 2000 Red Book2 and the practice guideline developed by the Infectious Diseases Society of America3 (now available on the Internet athttp://www.journals.uchicago.edu/CID/home.html), Hayes and Williamson1 stress the diagnosis of streptococcal...

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https://www.aafp.org/afp/2001/0415/p1486.html

Controlling Antibiotic Resistance: Will We Someday See Limited Prescribing Autonomy? - ...

Mar 15, 2001 - ...conducted in a closed setting in which education was provided by physicians' immediate supervisors. Widespread dissemination of practice guidelines is not an effective means of changing practice.17 Even government-sponsored or third-party feedback on prescribing patterns has not...

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https://www.aafp.org/afp/2001/0315/p1034.html

Evidence-Based Preventive Care: A Timely Matter - Editorials - American Family Physician

Apr 1, 2000 - ...free of charge at http://www.guideline.gov. This site provides rapid, easy access to key recommendations of more than 700 clinical practice guidelines, with more being added every week. For the family physician, it offers the opportunity to review and evaluate comprehensive sources...

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https://www.aafp.org/afp/2000/0401/p1984.html

End-of-Life Care and Family Practice - Editorials - American Family Physician

Mar 15, 1999 - ...use of antidepressants, are all important in reversing pain—and depression—when present. Many practice guidelines are available for pain management, including Clinical Practice Guidelines, No. 9, Management of Cancer Pain, published by the Agency for Health Care Policy and Research...

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https://www.aafp.org/afp/1999/0315/p1388.html

Acute Venous Thromboembolism: Diagnostic Guidelines - Editorials - American Family ...

Nov 15, 2000 - ...In September 1999, the ATS Consensus Statement and Clinical Practice Guidelines were published.3 Although the guidelines were developed by the ATS, the majority of patients with suspected DVT and PE do not initially present to pulmonologists but instead visit other subspecialists,...

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https://www.aafp.org/afp/2000/1115/p2226.html

Overcoming the Barriers to Change: Screening for Colorectal Cancer - Editorials - ...

Mar 15, 2000 - ...from four steps: (1) knowledge, (2) acceptance, (3) ability and (4) reinforcement. Knowledge is the awareness of new evidence or practice guidelines, and acceptance is agreement that the proposed policy represents good care. Ability involves having the time and resources to...

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https://www.aafp.org/afp/2000/0315/p1621.html

ACE Inhibitor Therapy: Benefits and Underuse - Editorials - American Family Physician

Jan 1, 1999 - ...of patients with heart failure and those with acute myocardial infarction. The Agency for Health Care Policy and Research clinical practice guidelines for the evaluation and care of patients with heart failure secondary to left ventricular systolic dysfunction6 state the following:...

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https://www.aafp.org/afp/1999/0101/p35.html

Adolescent Guidelines: Should We Use Them? - Editorials - American Family Physician

May 1, 1998 - ...physicians need to make decisions about how much of our time and other resources we want to invest in following GAPS or any other practice guideline based on the needs of our patients. Where did GAPS come from and what quality of evidence supports the recommendations? The American...

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https://www.aafp.org/afp/1998/0501/p2060.html

Screening for Breast Cancer - Editorials - American Family Physician

Aug 1, 2000 - ...aged 40 to 49 years should decide for herself whether to undergo mammography. 7 The American Academy of Family Physicians' (AAFP) practice guideline recommends discussing the risks and benefits of mammography with women between the ages of 40 and 49 and recommends encouraging women...

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https://www.aafp.org/afp/2000/0801/p500.html

Why Aren't We Using Beta Blockers After Acute MI? - Editorials - American Family Physician

Oct 15, 2000 - ...receive their new information in just those ways that were shown to be less helpful: educational materials (such as clinical practice guidelines, audiovisual materials and electronic publications) and didactic educational meetings (such as lectures).5 I see what the studies show;...

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https://www.aafp.org/afp/2000/1015/p1771.html

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