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Introducing a One-Page Adult Preventive Health Care Schedule: USPSTF Recommendations at...

May 1, 2016 - The Adult Preventive Health Care Schedule provides a concise and informative visual representation of USPSTF recommendations.

American Family Physician : Editorials

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2016/0501/p738.html

Increased Alignment in Preventive Services Recommendations for Children - Editorials - ...

Aug 15, 2016 - Increased alignment between preventive services recommendations from the two major physician specialty groups who care for children.

American Family Physician : Editorials

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2016/0815/p272.html

Counseling Women About Breast Cancer Screening - Editorials - American Family Physician

Apr 15, 2016 - Practical strategies can help family physicians and women in their 40s make more informed decisions about breast cancer screening.

American Family Physician : Editorials

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2016/0415/p652.html

What to Do at Well-Child Visits: The AAFP’s Perspective - Editorials - American Family ...

Mar 15, 2015 - Well-child visits provide the best opportunities to deliver evidence-based preventive services. Family physicians have limited time at these visits and therefore should prioritize preventive services that have strong evidence of net benefit.

American Family Physician : Editorials

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2015/0315/p362.html

Pharmacogenetic Testing—An Unfulfilled Promise - Editorials - American Family Physician

Oct 1, 2015 - Family physicians should not naively accept a new technology because it is the latest trend. We need to assess the clinical utility of potential applications of genetic information, adopting them when they improve patient-oriented outcomes and avoiding them when they simply add costs ...

American Family Physician : Editorials

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2015/1001/p558.html

Improving Quality by Doing Less: Overdiagnosis - Editorials - American Family Physician

Feb 1, 2015 - The second in a series of AFP editorials that addresses the related issues of over-screening, overdiagnosis, and overtreatment. Overdiagnosis occurs when a disease is diagnosed and treated, even though that disease never would have harmed the patient if left untreated.

American Family Physician : Editorials

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2015/0201/p162.html

ACS/ASCCP/ASCP Guidelines for the Early Detection of Cervical Cancer - Editorials - ...

Sep 15, 2012 - The American Cancer Society (ACS), the American Society for Colposcopy and Cervical Pathology (ASCCP), and the American Society for Clinical Pathology (ASCP) recently published updated recommendations for the early detection of cervical cancer. The guidelines are based on a systematic ...

American Family Physician : Editorials

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2012/0915/p501.html

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Overcoming the Barriers to Change: Screening for Colorectal Cancer - Editorials - ...

Mar 15, 2000 - ...from four steps: (1) knowledge, (2) acceptance, (3) ability and (4) reinforcement. Knowledge is the awareness of new evidence or practice guidelines, and acceptance is agreement that the proposed policy represents good care. Ability involves having the time and resources to...

American Family Physician : Editorials

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2000/0315/p1621.html

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