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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...

American Family Physician : Editorials

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

American Family Physician : Editorials

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

American Family Physician : Editorials

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...

American Family Physician : Editorials

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...

American Family Physician : Editorials

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,...

American Family Physician : Editorials

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?...

American Family Physician : Editorials

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...

American Family Physician : Editorials

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....

American Family Physician : Editorials

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

American Family Physician : Editorials

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...

American Family Physician : Editorials

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...

American Family Physician : Editorials

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...

American Family Physician : Editorials

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...

American Family Physician : Editorials

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...

American Family Physician : Editorials

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...

American Family Physician : Editorials

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...

American Family Physician : Editorials

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...

American Family Physician : Editorials

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

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

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...

American Family Physician : Editorials

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

American Family Physician : Editorials

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

American Family Physician : Editorials

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

American Family Physician : Editorials

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

American Family Physician : Editorials

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

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