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Short Courses of Oral Corticosteroids: Lack of Benefit and Potential Harms for Common ...

Jul 1, 2018 - A short course of oral corticosteroids is appropriate for many patients with specific conditions. However, widespread use of corticosteroids in patients with non-pneumonia lower respiratory tract infection, nonsevere sore throat, or low back pain is inappropriate and not worth the risk ...

American Family Physician : Editorials

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2018/0701/p12.html

Deprescribing Is an Essential Part of Good Prescribing - Editorials - American Family ...

Jan 1, 2019 - There are four important medication issues to discuss with patients as they get older. Find out more and learn the five steps to individualize deprescribing practices for each patient.

American Family Physician : Editorials

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2019/0101/p7.html

How Family Physicians Can Combat the Opioid Epidemic - Editorials - American Family ...

Sep 15, 2017 - Family physicians must commit to responsible prescribing of opioid medications. The decision to initiate opioid therapy should be a careful and deliberate one, especially in patients who are at risk of addiction.

American Family Physician : Editorials

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2017/0915/p357.html

Differences Between the AAFP Atrial Fibrillation Guideline and the AHA/ACC/HRS ...

Sep 1, 2017 - The AAFP updated its guideline on pharmacologic management of newly detected atrial fibrillation, which differs in part from the AHA/ACC/HRS guideline. It specifically highlights two questions commonly faced by family physicians, and is based on updated data from the Agency for ...

American Family Physician : Editorials

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2017/0901/p284.html

Pharmacologic Treatment of Hypertension in Adults Aged 60 Years or Older: A Guideline ...

May 1, 2017 - A high standard must be met when guidelines recommend lifelong preventive medications, knowing that at best, a small minority of patients will benefit and that all are risking harm.

American Family Physician : Editorials

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2017/0501/p547.html

Dementia Care: More Than Just Prescription Drugs - Editorials - American Family Physician

Jun 15, 2017 - Rather than focusing on medications to achieve a small temporary difference in cognition, patients and families might be better served if we focused more on nonpharmacologic treatments, and on more important issues, such as advance directives, driving, living arrangements, caregiver ...

American Family Physician : Editorials

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2017/0615/p766.html

Clinical Practice Guideline for Bronchiolitis: Key Recommendations - Editorials - ...

Jan 15, 2007 - ...Clinical Practice Guideline for Bronchiolitis: Key Recommendations RICHARD D. CLOVER, M.D. University of Louisville School of Public Health and Information Sciences Louisville, Kentucky Am Fam Physician. 2007 Jan 15;75(2):171. Related Article Bronchiolitis is common in children...

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https://www.aafp.org/afp/2007/0115/p171.html

Using the CDC Guideline and Tools for Opioid Prescribing in Patients with Chronic Pain ...

Jun 15, 2016 - The new CDC guideline is intended to help clinicians decide whether and how to prescribe opioids for chronic pain; offer safer, more effective care for patients with chronic pain; improve clinician-patient communication; and prevent opioid use disorder and opioid-related overdose.

American Family Physician : Editorials

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2016/0615/p970.html

The Opioid Epidemic: AMA’s response - Editorials - American Family Physician

Jun 15, 2016 - With Lembke article and opioid PG

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https://www.aafp.org/afp/2016/0615/p975.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

Type 2 Diabetes: Updated Evidence Requires Updated Decision Making - Editorials - ...

Jul 1, 2015 - Clinicians need to consider the best available research findings, their own experience, and their patients' needs and values.

American Family Physician : Editorials

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2015/0701/p22.html

JNC 8: Relaxing the Standards - Editorials - American Family Physician

Oct 1, 2014 - The Eighth Joint National Committee (JNC 8) recently issued the most anticipated hypertension guideline in some time. The most significant change in the JNC 8 guideline is relaxation of the systolic and diastolic blood pressure goals for adults 60 years and older. As a result of the new...

American Family Physician : Editorials

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2014/1001/p449.html

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

Mar 1, 2015 - The third in a series of AFP editorials that addresses the related issues of over-screening, overdiagnosis, and overtreatment. Overtreatment is an important harm that commonly follows overscreening and overdiagnosis.

American Family Physician : Editorials

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2015/0301/p289.html

Management of Influenza in the 2014-2015 Season: Recommendations and Limitations - ...

Oct 15, 2014 - This editorial summarizes the extent of benefits expected from immunization, testing, and antiviral treatment of influenza for the 2014–2015 season.

American Family Physician : Editorials

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2014/1015/p535.html

Beyond Analgesia in Palliative Care and End-of-Life Interventions - Editorials - ...

Jul 1, 2014 - Family physicians need a basic skill set that includes facilitating discussions on advance planning and goals, identifying and treating depression and anxiety, and managing pain and symptoms at the end of life.

American Family Physician : Editorials

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2014/0701/p20.html

New Feature to Help Physicians Implement AHRQ Effective Health Care Reviews - ...

May 1, 2012 - To more effectively disseminate the results of comparative effectiveness research into practice, AHRQ's Effective Health Care Program produces concise summaries of its reviews for patients, policy makers, and physicians. AFP has partnered with AHRQ to introduce a new journal feature, ...

American Family Physician : Editorials

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2012/0501/p863.html

Let Quitlines Assist You in Helping More Smokers Quit - Editorials - American Family ...

Jul 15, 2011 - Despite significant advances in pharmacotherapy and counseling techniques, tobacco use remains the leading cause of death in the United States, accounting for 443,000 premature deaths annually. Family physicians are in an ideal position to influence cessation rates because more than 70 ...

American Family Physician : Editorials

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2011/0715/p162.html

Stimulants, ADHD, and the Heart - Editorials - American Family Physician

May 15, 2009 - ...Related Practice Guidelines: AHA Releases Recommendations on Cardiovascular Monitoring and the Use of ADHD Medications in Children with Heart Disease and AAP Responds to AHA Guideline on Cardiovascular Monitoring Before Starting Stimulants for ADHD. I often ask my students, Will two...

American Family Physician : Editorials

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2009/0515/p846.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

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

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...

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https://www.aafp.org/afp/2004/0901/p824.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

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

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

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