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Economic Influence on the Drafting of Practice Guidelines - Letters to the Editor - ...

Jan 1, 2008 - ...Economic Influence on the Drafting of Practice Guidelines Am Fam Physician. 2008 Jan 1;77(1):30. to the editor: The editorial on U.S. statin guidelines by Drs. Barry and Hoffman in the May 15, 2007, issue of American Family Physician1 draws attention to a serious issue: the influence...

American Family Physician : Letter

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2008/0101/p30.html

Evidence Poses a Challenge to Imaging Standards in the Diagnosis of Pneumonia - Letters...

Feb 1, 2018 - ...CL, Shah SS, et al. The management of community-acquired pneumonia in infants and children older than 3 months of age: clinical practice guidelines by the Pediatric Infectious Diseases Society and the Infectious Diseases Society of America. Clin Infect Dis. 2011;53(7):e25–e76. Read...

American Family Physician : Letter

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2018/0201/p158.html

Effects of Contraceptives on Weight Gain or Loss - Letters to the Editor - American ...

Dec 15, 2017 - ...with progestins having the potential to be mildly weight positive. This is consistent with the Endocrine Society's 2015 clinical practice guideline that recommends choosing an oral contraceptive over an injectable option in women with a body mass index greater than 27 kg per m2 or...

American Family Physician : Letter

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2017/1215/ol1.html

Discuss Oral Health with All Women of Child-Bearing Age - Letters to the Editor - ...

Jan 1, 2018 - ...Releases Position Paper on Preconception Care [Practice Guidelines] Issue Date: September 15, 2016 See additional reader comments at: http://www.aafp.org/afp/2016/0915/p508.html To the Editor: I read with interest this Practice Guideline on Preconception Care. It is impressive that...

American Family Physician : Letter

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2018/0101/p7.html

Update on Pharmacologic Treatment for Rhinosinusitis - Letters to the Editor - American...

Feb 15, 2013 - ...1. Chow AW, et al. IDSA clinical practice guideline for acute bacterial rhinosinusitis in children and adults. Clin Infect Dis. 2012;54(8):e72–e112. Read the full article. Get immediate access, anytime, anywhere. Choose a single article, issue, or full-access subscription. Earn up...

American Family Physician : Letter

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2013/0215/p238.html

The Role of Nonpharmacologic Therapies for Back Pain - Letters to the Editor - American...

Nov 1, 2012 - ...recommended, unsupported, or not recommended in my article. Although the American Pain Society/American College of Physicians clinical practice guideline is informative, readers should understand that the guideline is more than four years old, and acute low back pain research has...

American Family Physician : Letter

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2012/1101/ol1.html

Letters on Management of Ischemic Stroke - Letters to the Editor - American Family ...

Sep 15, 2012 - ...2. Qaseem A, Chou R, Humphrey LL, Starkey M, Shekelle P. Venous thromboembolism prophylaxis in hospitalized patients: a clinical practice guideline from the American College of Physicians. Ann Intern Med. 2011;155(9):625–632. 3. Lansberg MG, O'Donnell MJ, Khatri P, et al....

American Family Physician : Letter

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2012/0915/p492.html

Is Routine Testing of Vitamin B12 Cost-effective in Workup for Cognitive Impairment? - ...

Apr 15, 2012 - ...of the widespread use of shotgun testing, including vitamin B12 testing for dementia. In an era of evidence-based clinical practice guidelines, it is tempting to excuse the nonjudicious use of laboratory and imaging studies as simply following recommendations from reputable sources....

American Family Physician : Letter

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2012/0415/ol1.html

Local Antibiograms Can Reduce Inappropriate Antibiotic Prescribing - Letters to the ...

May 15, 2012 - ...interest. I am concerned about the message that primary care physicians might receive from your choice of wording in the abstract: Practice guidelines recommend oral fluoroquinolones as initial outpatient therapy if the rate of fluoroquinolone resistance in the community is 10...

American Family Physician : Letter

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2012/0515/p948.html

How Important Is Reaching Blood Glucose Level Goals? - Letters to the Editor - American...

Jul 15, 2010 - ...in reply: In our article, we used the clinical practice guidelines from the American Diabetes Association1 when recommending that the A1C goal be less than 7 percent without risking significant hypoglycemia for patients with diabetes mellitus. These guidelines are published annually...

American Family Physician : Letter

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2010/0715/p100.html

Fibromyalgia Remains a Controversial Medical Enigma - Letters to the Editor - American ...

May 1, 2008 - ...is not the sole basis of the recommendations.8 As mentioned above, readers should understand that this article does not constitute a practice guideline. Rather, it is a road map to a rapidly evolving set of literature. Administration of cytochrome (CYP) P450 2D6-inhibiting drugs...

American Family Physician : Letter

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2008/0501/p1220.html

Diagnosis, Prognosis, and Treatment of Acute Pancreatitis - Letters to the Editor - ...

Mar 1, 2008 - ...reviewed (four of the 12 identified through a Medline search). Nonetheless, the American College of Gastroenterology in its 2006 practice guideline for pancreatitis identifies obesity as a risk factor for severity of pancreatitis.3 Another study also found that obesity is an...

American Family Physician : Letter

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2008/0301/p594.html

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

Identifying Patients at Risk of Chronic Kidney Disease - Letters to the Editor - ...

Nov 15, 2007 - ...Current clinical practice guidelines from the National Kidney Foundation Kidney Disease Outcomes Quality Initiative indicate that either the MDRD or Cockcroft-Gault (CG) equations may be used in the estimation of GFR. The guidelines state that estimation of GFR allows proper dosing...

American Family Physician : Letter

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2007/1115/p1454.html

Medicine and the Pharmaceutical Industry: A Call to Action - Letters to the Editor - ...

May 15, 2007 - ...clinical practice guidelines and are beginning to fund postgraduate education. Major medical journals require authors to disclose any potential conflicts of interest with pharmaceutical companies; however, there is no similar requirement for clinical practice guideline panel...

American Family Physician : Letter

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2007/0515/p1447.html

Clarification About Smoking Cessation Interventions - Letters to the Editor - American ...

Apr 15, 2007 - ...model is a good organizational framework, and was promoted by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) 2000 clinical practice guideline;2 however, this model may not be practical or achievable during every office visit because of time constraints.3 A team approach that...

American Family Physician : Letter

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2007/0415/p1151.html

Nasal Irrigation to Treat Acute Bacterial Rhinosinusitis - Letters to the Editor - ...

Nov 1, 2005 - ...6. Clinical practice guideline: management of sinusitis. Pediatrics. 2001;108:798–808. Read the full article. Get immediate access, anytime, anywhere. Choose a single article, issue, or full-access subscription. Earn up to 6 CME credits per issue. Already a member/subscriber? Log...

American Family Physician : Letter

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2005/1101/p1661.html

Follow-Up Care of Patients with Fully Resected Colon Cancer - Letters to the Editor - ...

Nov 1, 2005 - ...2. National Comprehensive Cancer Network. The NCCN clinical practice guidelines in oncology. Accessed online June 13, 2005, at: http//www.nccn.org/professionals/physician_gls/default.asp. 3. Sargent DJ, Wieand S, Benedetti J, Labianca R, Haller DG, Shepherd LE, et al. Disease-free...

American Family Physician : Letter

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2005/1101/p1658.html

Diagnosis and Treatment of Group A Pharyngitis Strep - Letters to the Editor - American...

Mar 15, 2005 - ...2. Bisno AL, Gerber MA, Gwaltney JM Jr, Kaplan EL, Schwartz RH, Infectious Diseases Society of America. Practice guidelines for the diagnosis and management of group A streptococcal pharyngitis. Clin Infect Dis. 2002;35:113–25. 3. Gerber MA. Diagnosis of group A streptococcal...

American Family Physician : Letter

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2005/0315/p1064.html

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

Complying with AAP Lyme Disease Recommendations - Letters to the Editor - American ...

Feb 15, 2001 - ...the price for a single dose of the vaccine is $63.99. For three doses, $191.97 is a fairly pricey intervention. The suggestion in this practice guideline that the protective immunity is not known to last more than one year beyond dose 3 raises more questions about...

American Family Physician : Letter

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2001/0215/p635.html

Osteopathic Medicine in the Treatment of Low Back Pain - Letters to the Editor - ...

Dec 1, 2000 - ...Md.: U.S. Dept. of Health and Human Services, Public Health Service, Agency for Health Care Policy and Research, 1994; Clinical Practice Guidelines no. 14, ACHPR publication no. 95-0642. Read the full article. Get immediate access, anytime, anywhere. Choose a single article, issue,...

American Family Physician : Letter

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2000/1201/p2414.html

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