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POEMs: JNC 8 Report on Prevention, Evaluation, and Treatment of Hypertension - ...

Apr 1, 2014 - See the Synopsis section for a summary of the updated hypertension treatment recommendations from the Eighth Joint National Committee (JNC 8).

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POEMs: Low-Dose CT Screening Decreases Mortality in Heavy Smokers - American Family ...

Apr 1, 2014 - In patients with a significant (greater than 50 pack-year) history of smoking, yearly screening for lung cancer using low-dose computed tomography (CT) will extend their lives. A significant proportion of screened patients will have a false-positive finding or a finding not related to ...

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POEMs: Platelet-Rich Plasma May Minimally, If at All, Benefit Patients with Knee ...

Apr 1, 2014 - Compared with normal saline or hyaluronic acid, multiple intra-articular injections of platelet-rich plasma significantly improved knee function but did not reduce perceived pain or improve patient satisfaction in adults with symptomatic knee osteoarthritis.

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POEMs: No Benefit to Addition of Stenting for Treatment of Atherosclerotic Renal ...

Apr 1, 2014 - In patients with severe atherosclerotic renal artery stenosis and hypertension or chronic kidney disease, renal artery stenting does not provide an additional benefit when added to comprehensive medical therapy that includes blood pressure and diabetes mellitus management, and ...

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POEMs: Impact of Bracing in Adolescents with Idiopathic Scoliosis - American Family ...

Mar 15, 2014 - When compared with observation, bracing significantly slows progression of high-risk curves to the surgery threshold (Cobb angle greater than 50 degrees), with a number needed to treat (NNT) of 4 in the randomized portion of the trial. This benefit is greater with more daily hours of ...

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http://www.aafp.org/afp/2014/0315/p481.html

POEMs: Long-Term Results of Drug Treatment for Obesity - American Family Physician

Mar 1, 2014 - This review of commonly used weight-loss medications, including orlistat (Xenical), lorcaserin (Belviq), phentermine/topiramate (Qsymia), bupropion (Wellbutrin), metformin (Glucophage), and zonisamide (Zonegran), reported an average weight loss for participants of 2.5 to 8.0 kg (5.5 to ...

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http://www.aafp.org/afp/2014/0301/p389a.html

POEMs: Pelvic Floor Muscle Training Does Not Reduce Postpartum Urinary Incontinence ...

Mar 1, 2014 - This intervention, which included primiparous women with and without urinary incontinence at six weeks post-partum, demonstrated that intensive supervised pelvic floor muscle training did not reduce the prevalence of urinary incontinence at six months. These results are noteworthy ...

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http://www.aafp.org/afp/2014/0301/p390.html

POEMs: Nut Consumption Associated with Reduced Mortality - American Family Physician

Mar 1, 2014 - In a study of health professionals, nut consumption was associated with reduced all-cause mortality. This was primarily because of a reduction in heart disease associated with any nut consumption and a reduction in cancer associated with tree nut consumption.

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POEMs: Colchicine Effective for First Episode of Acute Pericarditis - American ...

Feb 1, 2014 - When used in addition to conventional anti-inflammatory therapy, colchicine decreases the rate of incessant or recurrent pericarditis. You would need to treat four patients with colchicine to prevent one such episode.

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http://www.aafp.org/afp/2014/0201/p226.html

POEMs: Amoxicillin/Clavulanate or Ibuprofen No Better Than Placebo for Acute ...

Feb 1, 2014 - Treating acute bronchitis with amoxicillin/clavulanate or the nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drug ibuprofen is no more effective than placebo in decreasing symptoms in general or duration of frequent cough. Treatment does, however, produce adverse effects in one in eight patients.

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http://www.aafp.org/afp/2014/0201/p225.html

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