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Point-of-Care Guides - American Family Physician

Oct 1, 2017 - This collection features AFP content from the Point-of-Care Guides collection on topics related to anticoagulation, cancer, cardiovascular issues, diabetes, gastrointestinal issues, infectious diseases, mortality risk, musculoskeletal issues, neurologic issues, obstetric issues, ...

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Point-of-Care Guides: Risk Stratification of Patients Presenting with Syncope - ...

Jun 1, 2012 - A previous Point-of-Care Guide addressed risk stratification in patients with syncope and described two validated clinical decision rules. Shared variables between the two rules included abnormal findings on electrocardiography (ECG) and a history of congestive heart failure; other ...

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http://www.aafp.org/afp/2012/0601/p1047.html

Point-of-Care Guides: Estimating Cardiovascular Risk - American Family Physician

May 1, 2017 - The primary prevention of cardiovascular disease (CVD) depends on accurate estimation of cardiovascular risk. However, a recent systematic review identified 363 prediction models.

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http://www.aafp.org/afp/2017/0501/p580.html

Point-of-Care Guides: Nonalcoholic Fatty Liver Disease: Identifying Patients at Risk of...

Jun 15, 2017 - NAFLD is defined as hepatic steatosis on imaging or histology in the absence of other etiologies for secondary fat accumulation. It is usually identified during the evaluation of elevated transaminase levels in a patient without heavy alcohol intake, or found incidentally on imaging ...

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http://www.aafp.org/afp/2017/0615/p796.html

Point-of-Care Guides: Rapid Protocols to Rule out Myocardial Infarction - American ...

Jun 15, 2016 - Cardiac troponin T and I are released into the bloodstream when cardiac muscle is damaged. Cardiac troponin tests have been available for decades and are the preferred biomarkers for the diagnosis of acute myocardial infarction (AMI). However, until recently, they lacked sensitivity in ...

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http://www.aafp.org/afp/2016/0615/p1008.html

Point-of-Care Guides: Clinical Diagnosis of Gout Without Joint Aspirate - American ...

Sep 15, 2016 - Gout is ideally diagnosed through identification of characteristic negatively birefringent crystals under polarized light microscopy in fluid aspirated from end-organ deposits, typically from a joint. However, fewer than 10% of patients with gout see a rheumatologist, and most cases of ...

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http://www.aafp.org/afp/2016/0915/p505.html

Point-of-Care Guides: Prognosis Following Mild Head Injury in Children - American ...

Dec 15, 2016 - Concussion, also referred to as mild traumatic brain injury, is a common injury in children. It is defined as a transient disturbance in mental status following head trauma, and it can cause a variety of physical, cognitive, and emotional sequelae. Symptoms continuing for more than 28 ...

American Family Physician : Point-of-Care Guides

http://www.aafp.org/afp/2016/1215/p1006.html

Point-of-Care Guides: Evidence-Based Adjustment of Warfarin (Coumadin) Doses - American...

May 15, 2005 - A previous Point-of-Care Guides article,1 presented several validated approaches to the initiation of anticoagulation therapy with warfarin. Once a patient is receiving warfarin, it is important to have a systematic approach to the management of anticoagulation and adjustment of ...

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http://www.aafp.org/afp/2005/0515/p1979.html

Point-of-Care Guides: Predicting Hospital Readmission - American Family Physician

Aug 15, 2016 - In 2007, the Medicare Payment Advisory Committee reported that 18% of hospital admissions resulted in a readmission, of which 76% were potentially avoidable.1 The development of a clinical decision rule to identify patients at risk of readmission could aid in directing interventions and...

American Family Physician : Point-of-Care Guides

http://www.aafp.org/afp/2016/0815/p307.html

Point-of-Care Guides: Predicting the Risk of Recurrence After Surgery for Prostate ...

Dec 15, 2005 - A previous Point-of-Care Guide identified a clinical decision rule that estimates the likelihood of an abnormal biopsy for prostate cancer. One of the next questions facing the patient and his physician is the likelihood of recurrence after surgery.

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http://www.aafp.org/afp/2005/1215/p2511.html

Coronary Artery Disease/Coronary Heart Disease - American Family Physician

Sep 1, 2017 - This collection features AFP content on coronary artery disease (CAD), coronary heart disease (CHD) and related issues, including acute coronary syndrome, angina, cardiomyopathy, hypertension, and myocardial infarction.

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http://www.aafp.org/afp/topicModules/viewTopicModule.htm?topicModuleId=4

Upper Respiratory Tract Infections - American Family Physician

May 1, 2017 - This collection features AFP content on upper respiratory tract infections and related issues, including acute bronchitis, acute rhinosinusitis, bronchiolitis, common cold, croup, pharyngitis, rhinosinusitis, streptococcal pharyngitis, and strep throat.

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http://www.aafp.org/afp/topicModules/viewTopicModule.htm?topicModuleId=29

Point-of-Care Guides: Diagnosis of Streptococcal Pharyngitis - American Family Physician

Jun 15, 2014 - Sore throat was the chief symptom in 1.3% of all outpatient office visits in 2010, and is even more common in primary care practice. An Australian study found that among families with at least one child three to 12 years of age, the incidence of sore throat was 33 and 14 episodes per ...

American Family Physician : Point-of-Care Guides

http://www.aafp.org/afp/2014/0615/p976.html

Point-of-Care Guides: Suspected Pulmonary Embolism: Evidence-Based Diagnostic Testing -...

Feb 1, 2004 - The first part of this two-part Point-of-Care Guide discusses how to use two validated clinical decision rules to determine the likelihood of pulmonary embolism.

American Family Physician : Point-of-Care Guides

http://www.aafp.org/afp/2004/0201/p599.html

Musculoskeletal Care - American Family Physician

Sep 15, 2017 - This collection features AFP content on musculoskeletal care and related issues, including fracture management, joint aspiration, joint injections, pain in various parts of the body (foot and ankle; neck and back; hip; knee; arm and shoulder; and wrist and hand).

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http://www.aafp.org/afp/topicModules/viewTopicModule.htm?topicModuleId=17

Heart Failure - American Family Physician

Aug 1, 2017 - This collection features AFP content on heart failure and related issues, including angiotensin-converting enzyme (ACE) inhibitors, angiotensin-receptor blockers (ARBs), cardiomyopathy, cardioverter-defibrillators, congestive heart failure, and diastolic and systolic heart failure.

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http://www.aafp.org/afp/topicModules/viewTopicModule.htm?topicModuleId=26

Skin Conditions - American Family Physician

Sep 15, 2017 - This collection features AFP content on common skin conditions and related issues, including acne, dermatitis, dermatologic emergencies, generalized rash, lichen planus, nail disorders, newborn skin, office procedures, premalignant lesions, and psoriasis.

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http://www.aafp.org/afp/topicModules/viewTopicModule.htm?topicModuleId=21

Urinary Tract Infections/Dysuria - American Family Physician

Apr 1, 2016 - This collection features AFP content on urinary tract infections/dysuria and related issues, including asymptomatic bacteriuria, bladder infections, cystitis, painful bladder syndrome, pyelonephritis, urinalysis, and urine dipstick testing.

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http://www.aafp.org/afp/topicModules/viewTopicModule.htm?topicModuleId=30

Acute Coronary Syndrome: Diagnostic Evaluation - American Family Physician

Feb 1, 2017 - Myocardial infarction (MI), a subset of acute coronary syndrome, is damage to the cardiac muscle as evidenced by elevated cardiac troponin levels in the setting of acute ischemia. Coronary artery disease is the leading cause of mortality in the United States. Chest pain is a common ...

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http://www.aafp.org/afp/2017/0201/p170.html

Pneumonia - American Family Physician

Sep 1, 2017 - This collection features AFP content on pneumonia and related issues, including community-acquired pneumonia, and nursing home care.

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http://www.aafp.org/afp/topicModules/viewTopicModule.htm?topicModuleId=22

Point-of-Care Guides: Evaluation of Chest Pain in Primary Care Patients - American ...

Mar 1, 2011 - Chest pain can be caused by conditions that range from benign and self-limited (e.g., chest wall pain) to serious (e.g., anxiety disorder) or life-threatening (e.g., unstable angina, aortic dissection, pulmonary embolism). Accurate identification of life-threatening and serious causes ...

American Family Physician : Point-of-Care Guides

http://www.aafp.org/afp/2011/0301/p603.html

Abdominal Pain, Acute - American Family Physician

May 15, 2016 - This collection features AFP content on acute abdominal pain and related issues, including acute pelvic pain, appendicitis, gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD), irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), and pancreatitis.

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http://www.aafp.org/afp/topicModules/viewTopicModule.htm?topicModuleId=73

Headache - American Family Physician

Feb 1, 2017 - This collection features AFP content on headaches and related issues, including cluster headaches, migraines, tension-type headaches, and treatment of headaches.

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http://www.aafp.org/afp/topicModules/viewTopicModule.htm?topicModuleId=10

Deep Venous Thrombosis and Pulmonary Embolism - American Family Physician

Jun 15, 2017 - This collection features AFP content on deep venous thrombosis, pulmonary embolism and related issues, including anticoagulation, heparin therapy, and venous thromboembolism.

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http://www.aafp.org/afp/topicModules/viewTopicModule.htm?topicModuleId=69

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