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American Family Physician

...1. Vergare MJ, Binder RL, Cook IA, Galanter M, Lu FG, for the Work Group on Psychiatric Evaluation. Practice guideline for the psychiatric evaluation of adults. 2nd ed. Washington, DC: American Psychiatric Association; 2006:23-25. 2. The psychiatric interview and mental status...

American Family Physician

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2009/1015/p809.pdf

American Family Physician

...evaluation focuses on iden- tification of an underlying cause and on the role of renal biopsy. However, there are no published practice guidelines available about the diagnostic evaluation of persons with nephrotic syndrome.3 Initial investigation should include history, physical...

American Family Physician

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2009/1115/p1129.pdf

American Family Physician

...of chronic heart failure in the adult: a report of the American College of Cardiology/ American Heart Association Task Force on Practice Guidelines (Writ- ing Committee to Update the 2001 Guidelines for the Evaluation and Management of Heart Failure): developed in collaboration with...

American Family Physician

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2010/0215/p465.pdf

American Family Physician

...11. American Academy of Ophthalmology. Preferred practice pattern: com- prehensive adult medical eye evaluation. http://one.aao.org/CE/Practice Guidelines/PPP.aspx. Accessed April 22, 2009. 12. Canadian Task Force on the Periodic Health Examination. Periodic health examination,...

American Family Physician

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2009/0601/p963.pdf

American Family Physician

...16. Mancia G, De Backer G, Dominiczak A, et al. 2007 ESH- ESC practice guidelines for the management of arterial hypertension: ESH-ESC Task Force on the Management of Arterial Hypertension [published correction appears in J Hypertens. 2007;25(10):2184]. J Hypertens. 2007;...

American Family Physician

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2010/0215/p470.pdf

American Family Physician 2012 Rate Card

...Preventive Services Task Force, Graham Center Policy One-Pagers, Inside AFP, Letters to the Editor, Photo Quiz, Point-of-Care Guides, Practice Guidelines, Putting Prevention into Practice, STEPS: New Drug Reviews, and Tips from Other Journals. ADVERTISING MATERIALS Send compact...

American Family Physician

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/journals/afp/AFPRates2012-f-v2.pdf

American Family Physician Podcast -- American Family Physician

May 9, 2016 - 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.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

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

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

American Urological Association Approach to the Diagnosis and Management of IC/BPS

...A collection of Practice Guidelines published in AFP is available at http://www.aafp.org/afp/practguide. The American Urological Association has published rec- ommendations aimed at guiding physicians in recogniz- ing interstitial cystitis/bladder pain syndrome (IC/BPS), conducting a...

American Family Physician

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2012/0701/p97.pdf

American Urological Association Approach to the Diagnosis and Management of IC/BPS - ...

Jul 1, 2012 - The American Urological Association has published recommendations aimed at guiding physicians in recognizing interstitial cystitis/bladder pain syndrome (IC/BPS), conducting a valid diagnostic process, and treating patients by maximizing symptom control and minimizing adverse effects.

American Family Physician : Practice Guidelines

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2012/0701/p97.html

Amicus Brief: Jane Doe V. Trump Re: Transgender Military Ban - October 4, 2017

...*Wylie C. Hembree et al., Endocrine Treatment of Gender-Dysphoric/Gender- Incongruent Persons: An Endocrine Society Clinical Practice Guideline, 102 J. Clinical Endocrinology and Metabolism 1 (2017) ........................................................9, 12, 13 Michael L....

Advocacy

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/amicus_brief/AB-JaneDoeVTrump-TransgenderMilitaryBan-100417.pdf

Amicus Brief: Stockman V. Trump Re: Transgender Military Ban - November 8, 2017

...Wylie C. Hembree et al., Endocrine Treatment of Gender- Dysphoric/Gender-Incongruent Persons: An Endocrine Society Clinical Practice Guideline, 102 J. Clinical Endocrinology and Metabolism 3869 (2017) .......................................................................... 8, 10,...

Advocacy

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/amicus_brief/AB-StockmanVTrump-TransgenderMilitaryBan-110817.pdf

Amiodarone: Guidelines for Use and Monitoring - American Family Physician

Dec 1, 2003 - Amiodarone is a potent antiarrhythmic agent that is used to treat ventricular arrhythmias and atrial fibrillation. The drug prevents the recurrence of life-threatening ventricular arrhythmias and produces a modest reduction of sudden deaths in high-risk patients. Amiodarone is more ...

American Family Physician : Article

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2003/1201/p2189.html

Amphetamines for Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder in Adults

...several pharmaceutical options for adults with ADHD. The U.K. National Insti- tute for Health and Clinical Excellence (NICE) Clinical Practice Guideline recommends methylphenidate (Rit- alin; a nonamphetamine stimulant)-in conjunction with a comprehensive mental health, educational,...

American Family Physician

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2012/0901/p415.pdf

Amphetamines for Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder in Adults

...several pharmaceutical options for adults with ADHD. The U.K. National Insti- tute for Health and Clinical Excellence (NICE) Clinical Practice Guideline recommends methylphenidate (Rit- alin; a nonamphetamine stimulant)-in conjunction with a comprehensive mental health, educational,...

American Family Physician

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2012/0901/p413.pdf

Amphetamines for Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder in Adults - Cochrane for ...

Sep 1, 2012 - Amphetamines improve ADHD symptom severity but, when compared with placebo, they are associated with increased discontinuation rates because of adverse effects. There does not appear to be a difference among dosages or between the immediate- and sustained-release formulations.

American Family Physician : Cochrane for Clinicians

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2012/0901/p413.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

Anaphylaxis: Recognition and Management

...commonly used for treatment of anaphylaxis are epinephrine, histamine H1 receptor antagonists, and cor- ticosteroids.17,18 Current practice guidelines unanimously identify the timely administra- tion of epinephrine, at initial diagnosis and ideally before respiratory failure or...

American Family Physician

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2011/1115/p1111.pdf

Anaphylaxis: Recognition and Management - American Family Physician

Nov 15, 2011 - Anaphylaxis is a severe, life-threatening, systemic allergic reaction that is almost always unanticipated and may lead to death by airway obstruction or vascular collapse. Anaphylaxis occurs as the result of an allergen response, usually immunoglobulin E–mediated, which leads to mast ...

American Family Physician : Article

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2011/1115/p1111.html

Anemia - American Family Physician

Oct 1, 2018 - This collection features AFP content on anemia and related issues, including blood transfusions, iron deficiency and iron supplementation, macrocytosis, microcytosis, and thalassemia. This collection features AFP content on anemia and related issues, including blood transfusions, iron ...

American Family Physician : AFP By Topic

https://www.aafp.org/afp/topicModules/viewTopicModule.htm?topicModuleId=2

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

Anemia in Children -- American Family Physician

...Retrieved October 2000, from: http://www.aafp.org/exam; and the American Academy of Pediatrics. AAP policy statements, clinical practice guidelines, and model bills. Retrieved October 2000, from: http://www.aap.org/policy/pcyhome.cfm. The Authors JOSEPH J. IRWIN, M.D., is in...

American Family Physician

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

Anemia in Older Persons

...44. KDOQI. KDOQI clinical practice guideline and clinical practice recom- mendations for anemia in chronic kidney disease: 2007 update of hemoglobin target. Am J Kidney Dis. 2007;50(3):471-530. 45. Rizzo JD, Somerfield MR, Hagerty KL, et al. Use of epoetin and darbe- poetin in...

American Family Physician

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2010/0901/p480.pdf

Announcing the "AFP By Topic" Mobile App - Inside AFP - American Family Physician

Apr 15, 2011 - ...that they remain as current and useful as possible. These collections include pertinent AFP articles and departments, summaries of practice guidelines from major medical organizations, patient education handouts, articles from Family Practice Management, and the American Academy of...

American Family Physician : Inside AFP

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2011/0415/p874.html

Announcing the AFP By Topic Mobile App

...that they remain as current and useful as possible. These collections include pertinent AFP articles and departments, summaries of practice guidelines from major medical organizations, patient education handouts, articles from Family Practice Management, and the American Academy of...

American Family Physician

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2011/0415/p874.pdf

Antibiotic Prophylaxis to Prevent

...31. Engelman R, Shahian D, Shemin R, et al.; Workforce on Evidence-Based Medicine. The Society of Thoracic Surgeons practice guideline series: antibiotic prophy- laxis in cardiac surgery, part II: antibiotic choice. Ann Thorac Surg. 2007;83(4):1569-1576. 32. Evans RP; American...

American Family Physician

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2011/0301/p585.pdf

Antibiotic Use for Streptococcal Pharyngitis Groups C and G - Letters to the Editor - ...

Jun 1, 2005 - ...4. Bisno AL, Gerber MA, Gwaltney JM Jr, Kaplan EL, Schwartz RH. Practice guidelines for the diagnosis and management of group A streptococcal pharyngitis. Infectious Diseases Society of America. Clin Infect Dis. 2002;35:113–25. 5. Cleary PP, Peterson J, Chen C, Nelson C. Virulent...

American Family Physician : Letter

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2005/0601/p2050.html

Antibiotic Use in Acute Upper Respiratory Tract Infections

...18. Schwartz SR, Cohen SM, Dailey SH, et al. Clinical practice guideline: hoarseness (dysphonia). Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg. 2009;141 (3 suppl 2):S1-S31. 19. Gill JM, Fleischut P, Haas S, Pellini B, Crawford A, Nash DB. Use of antibiotics for adult upper respiratory infections...

American Family Physician

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2012/1101/p817.pdf

Antibiotics for Otitis Media -- Clinical Recommendation

May 12, 2014 - View the AAFP Choosing Wisely recommendation on prescription of antibiotics for otitis media in children with non-severe symptoms.

Patient Care |AAFP Policies and Recommendations : Clinical Recommendations

https://www.aafp.org/patient-care/clinical-recommendations/all/cw-otitis-media.html

Antibiotics for Sinusitis -- Clinical Recommendation

Apr 24, 2018 - View the AAFP Choosing Wisely recommendation on prescribing antibiotics to treat sinusitis.

Patient Care |AAFP Policies and Recommendations : Clinical Recommendations

https://www.aafp.org/patient-care/clinical-recommendations/all/cw-sinusitis.html

Antibiotics for Sore Throat - Cochrane for Clinicians - American Family Physician

Jul 1, 2014 - Compared with placebo, antibiotics can shorten the duration of sore throat symptoms by about 16 hours and can reduce complications. In countries where the absolute rates of complications are higher, antibiotic therapy is more likely to be effective. The effectiveness of antibiotic ...

American Family Physician : Cochrane for Clinicians

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2014/0701/p23.html

Antibiotics for Uncomplicated Skin Abscesses After Incision and Drainage: BMJ Rapid ...

Sep 1, 2018 - A collaboration between the BMJ and the MAGIC group led an international panel made up of a variety of health care professionals (e.g., family physicians, internists, dermatologists) and adults with experience treating and living with skin abscesses to create recommendations regarding ...

American Family Physician : Practice Guidelines

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2018/0901/p323.html

Anticoagulation for the Long-term Treatment of VTE in Patients with Cancer - Cochrane ...

Jul 1, 2009 - Although LMWH appears to be more effective than oral anticoagulants in the prevention of recurrent VTE, this does not translate into a survival benefit. LMWH and oral anticoagulants have the same reported adverse events of bleeding and thrombocytopenia.

American Family Physician : Cochrane for Clinicians

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2009/0701/p30.html

Anticoagulation Management Update: Through Thick and Thin

...Treatment or practice guideline(s) Performance measure(s) Practice tool(s) Key recommendation(s) for practice Overcoming barriers to change Monday morning To Do List Choosing Wisely Best Practice Recommendations 5 48 Year Old Male with New Onset Atrial...

Events

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/events/fmx/handouts/fmx19-096-097.pdf

Anticoagulation: Updated Guidelines for Outpatient Management - American Family Physician

Oct 1, 2019 - Anticoagulation therapy is recommended for preventing, treating, and reducing the recurrence of venous thromboembolism, and preventing stroke in persons with atrial fibrillation. Direct oral anticoagulants are first-line agents for eligible patients for treating venous thromboembolism ...

American Family Physician : Article

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2019/1001/p426.html

Antidepressants for the Treatment of Insomnia in Patients with Depression

...Subcommittee of American College of Physicians. Using second-generation antidepressants to treat depressive disorders: a clinical practice guideline from the American College of Physicians [published correction appears in Ann Intern Med. 2009;150(2):148]. Ann Intern Med....

American Family Physician

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2011/1101/od1.pdf

Antidepressants to Treat Nonspecific Low Back Pain - Cochrane for Clinicians - American...

Jul 1, 2008 - Although antidepressants have been shown to be superior to placebo in some forms of chronic pain, they do not reduce pain or improve functional status or depression in patients with nonspecific low back pain.

American Family Physician : Cochrane for Clinicians

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2008/0701/p51.html

Antimicrobial Resistence: A Plan of Action for Community Practice - American Family ...

Mar 15, 2001 - Antibiotic resistance was once confined primarily to hospitals but is becoming increasingly prevalent in family practice settings, making daily therapeutic decisions more challenging. Recent reports of pediatric deaths and illnesses in communities in the United States have raised ...

American Family Physician : Article

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2001/0315/p1087.html

Antioxidant Vitamin Supplements and Cardiovascular Disease Risk Reduction - Practice ...

Apr 1, 2005 - The American Heart Association (AHA) has released a science advisory on the effects of antioxidant vitamin supplements on reducing the risk of cardiovascular disease.

American Family Physician : Practice Guidelines

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2005/0401/p1433.html

Anxiety Disorders - American Family Physician

May 1, 2019 - ...07/01/2008 APA Releases Guidelines on Treating Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder [Practice Guidelines] 08/15/2007 Herbal and Dietary Supplements for Treatment of Anxiety Disorders 01/01/2006 Post-traumatic Stress Disorder [Clinical Evidence Handbook] 05/01/2005 Is...

American Family Physician : AFP By Topic

https://www.aafp.org/afp/topicModules/viewTopicModule.htm?topicModuleId=85

Aortic Stenosis: Diagnosis and Treatment - American Family Physician

Mar 1, 2016 - Aortic stenosis affects 3% of persons older than 65 years. Although survival in asymptomatic patients is comparable to that in age- and sex-matched control patients, it decreases rapidly after symptoms appear. During the asymptomatic latent period, left ventricular hypertrophy and ...

American Family Physician : Article

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2016/0301/p371.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

APA Releases Guideline on Treatment of Patients with Major Depressive Disorder

...A collection of Practice Guidelines published in AFP is available at http:// www.aafp.org/afp/ practguide. Guideline source: American Psychiatric Association Evidence rating system used? Yes Literature search described? Yes Available at: ht...

American Family Physician

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2011/0515/p1219.pdf

APA Releases Guidelines on Treating Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder - Practice Guidelines...

Jul 1, 2008 - In 2007, the American Psychiatric Association (APA) published treatment recommendations for obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD). Management of OCD can involve many therapeutic actions depending on the needs, capacities, and desires of the patient.

American Family Physician : Practice Guidelines

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2008/0701/p131.html

APA Releases Guidelines on Treatment of Patients with Major Depressive Disorder - ...

May 15, 2011 - The American Psychiatric Association (APA) recently updated its guideline on the treatment of major depressive disorder. The new evidence-based guideline summarizes recommendations on the use of antidepressants and other drug therapies; psychotherapy, including cognitive behavior ...

American Family Physician : Practice Guidelines

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2011/0515/p1219.html

APA Updates Guidelines on Psychiatric Evaluation in Adults - Practice Guidelines - ...

Jul 1, 2016 - The American Psychiatric Association (APA) recently released the third edition of its guidelines on psychiatric evaluation of adults. The nine-part guideline has been updated based on new evidence identified since the previous edition was released in 2006.

American Family Physician : Practice Guidelines

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2016/0701/p62.html

Apolipoprotein Measurement for Cardiovascular Risk Assessment

...Association Task Force on Practice Guidelines. J Am Coll Cardiol. 2010; 56(25):e50-e103. 9. Myers GL, Christenson RH, Cushman M, et al.; NACB LMPG Committee Members. National Academy of Clinical Biochemistry Laboratory Medi- cine Practice guidelines: emerging biomarkers for...

American Family Physician

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2014/0415/od2.pdf

Appropriate and Safe Use of Diagnostic Imaging

...29. Qaseem A, Snow V, Barry P, et al. Current diagnosis of venous throm- boembolism in primary care: a clinical practice guideline from the American Academy of Family Physicians and the American College of Physicians. Ann Fam Med. 2007;5(1):57-62. 30. Chagnon I, Bounameaux H,...

American Family Physician

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2013/0401/p494.pdf

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