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ADA Releases Updated Recommendations on Standards of Medical Care in Diabetes - ...

Jul 15, 2010 - The 2010 American Diabetes Association's (ADA) Standards of Medical Care in Diabetes includes revisions based on new evidence. Several sections have undergone major changes.

American Family Physician : Practice Guidelines

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2010/0715/p206.html

ADA Updates Standards of Medical Care for Patients with Diabetes Mellitus - Practice ...

Jan 1, 2017 - The American Diabetes Association (ADA) recently updated its standards of care to provide the components of diabetes care, general treatment goals, and tools to evaluate the quality of care. Key changes in the 2016 update include new screening recommendations, clarification of ...

American Family Physician : Practice Guidelines

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2017/0101/p40.html

ADA Updates Standards of Medical Care in Diabetes Mellitus

January 1, 2017: Practice Guidelines

American Family Physician

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2017/0101/p40.pdf

Adding ACE Inhibitors or ARBs to Standard Therapy for Stable Ischemic Heart Disease

...converting enzyme inhibitors (ACEIs), angiotensin II receptor antagonists (ARBs), and direct renin inhibitors for treating essential hypertension: an update. Rockville, Md.: Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality; June 2011. http://www.effectivehealthcare.ahrq.gov/ehc/...

American Family Physician

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2012/0701/p21.pdf

Adding Health Education Specialists to Your Practice -- FPM

Apr 1, 2014 - These multifaceted employees can improve patient care, generate additional net revenue, and prepare your practice for the future.

Family Practice Management : Articles

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2014/0300/p10.html

Adding Sitagliptin Does Not Reduce or Increase the Risk of Cardiovascular Outcomes - ...

Dec 1, 2015 - The glass half full is that sitagliptin does not increase the risk of cardiovascular events in patients with type 2 diabetes. The glass half empty is that it does not reduce the risk, either. And that is the important message: In patients with a mean glycated hemoglobin level of 7.2%, ...

American Family Physician : POEMs

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2015/1201/p1020a.html

Additional Side Effects of ACE Inhibitors - Letters to the Editor - American Family ...

Dec 1, 2002 - ...Division of Hypertension Mayo Clinic 200 1st SW Rochester, MN 55905 Send letters to afplet@aafp.org, or 11400 Tomahawk Creek Pkwy., Leawood, KS 66211-2680. Include your complete address, e-mail address, and telephone number. Letters should be fewer than 400 words and limited to...

American Family Physician : Letter

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2002/1201/p2048.html

Addressing Alcohol Use Practice Manual

...disease, diabetes, hypertension, liver disease) • Follow-up visits after hospitalization for an alcohol- related illness • A recent health scare A major component of any conversation should be assessment of patients’ attitudes toward and readiness to change. As you...

Patient Care

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/patient_care/alcohol/alcohol-manual.pdf

Adolescent Opioid Misuse

...on healthy lifestyles. Other clinical interests include the care of metabolic conditions associated with cardiovascular risk, including hypertension, hyperlipidemia, diabetes, and obesity. He believes that primary prevention of these diseases and their complications will deliver the...

Events

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/events/fmx/handouts/fmx19-187-188.pdf

Adoption of ICD-10-CM and ICD-10-PCS

Letter to CMS regarding Proposed Rule to Adopt ICD-10-CM and ICD-10-PCS

Advocacy

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/legal/health/ST-ICD-102108.pdf

Adoption of the ICD-10-CM and ICD-10-PCS

Letter to CMS regarding the Proposed Rule to Adopt the ICD-10-CM and ICD-10-PCS

Advocacy

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/legal/administrative/ST-Rule-Adopt-101408.pdf

Adult ADHD: Evaluation and Treatment in Family Medicine - American Family Physician

Nov 1, 2000 - Attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) affects 30 to 50 percent of adults who had ADHD in childhood. Accurate diagnosis of ADHD in adults is challenging and requires attention to early development and symptoms of inattention, distractibility, impulsivity and emotional lability....

American Family Physician : Article

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2000/1101/p2077.html

Adult and Elderly Hypertension

...Adult and Elderly Hypertension Jen Brull, MD, FAAFP ACTIVITY DISCLAIMER The material presented here is being made available by the American Academy of Family Physicians for educational purposes only. Please note that medical information is constantly changing; the information...

Events

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/events/fmx/handouts/fmx18-053-054.pdf

Adult and Elderly Hypertension: The Pressure's On!

...Adult and Elderly Hypertension: The Pressure's On! David Schneider, MD, FAAFP ACTIVITY DISCLAIMER The material presented here is being made available by the American Academy of Family Physicians for educational purposes only. Please note that medical information is constantly...

Events

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/events/fmx/handouts/fmx19-076-077.pdf

Adult Hypertension Treatment Algorithm

...ADULT HYPERTENSION TREATMENT ALGORITHM Basic • H and P • BMP • Urinalysis • Micro-albumin If ACE intolerant If not in control If not in control Beta blocker metoprolol succinate ER 25 mg X 1 daily 50 mg X 1 daily 100 mg X 1 daily (Keep heart...

Family Practice Management

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2016/0500/fpm20160500p23-rt1.pdf

Adult Immunization Update: Grown-ups Need Shots Too

...• Chronic heart disease (excluding hypertension) • Chronic lung disease • Chronic liver disease • Alcoholism • Diabetes mellitus • Cigarette smoking • Immunodeficiency disorders (including B- and T-lymphocyte deficiency, complement deficiencies, and phagocytic disorders) •...

Events

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/events/fmx/handouts/fmx18-128-129.pdf

Adult Medicine CME -- CME

Feb 14, 2018 - Adult Medicine CME. Explore the AAFP's Continuing Medical Education options, including free online content, live courses, and self-study materials.

CME : Browse

https://www.aafp.org/cme/browse/topic.tag-internal.html

Adult Obesity Management: Weight Loss Counseling Made Easy

...5. Treat Obesity as Chronic Disease ~ DM, HTN or Alcohol Abuse • Orlistat: (Xenical) Inhibits Pancreatic Lipase ->↓ Intestinal Fat Absorption • 6.5 lbs x 12 months • Qsymia: (phentermine 15 + topiramate 92 mg) • 14% over 56 weeks • Contrave: (bupropion 360 + naltrexone...

Events

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/events/fmx/handouts/fmx19-050-051.pdf

AdultHealthSchedule.pdf

...Hypertension Metabolic syndrome Obesity Tobacco use CHLAMYDIA AND GONORRHEA RISK FACTORS New or multiple sex partners Other STI, including history of STI Partner with STI Partners who have multiple sex partners Sex exchanged for drugs or money Sexually...

American Family Physician

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/journals/afp/AdultHealthSchedule.pdf

Advanced Concepts: Preconception Counseling

...- Hypertension - Diabetes mellitus - Hypothyroidism - Opioid use disorder Contraception Preconception carrier screening 5 Introduction Preconception health care is focused on: - Reducing maternal and fetal morbidity - Increasing the chances of conception when pregnancy is...

Events

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/events/fmx/handouts/fmx19-273-274.pdf

Advanced Concepts: When Referral is Not an Option - Advanced Migraine Management

...• 48 yo CF • PHx Primary Pulmonary HTN, PE, Hep C, Tobacco abuse • Enrolled in AMBITION clinical trial PDE5 inhibitor • Breathing improved but developed HA • Started on HC/APAP 5/500 1-2 pills a day • Increased to 40mg / day within 6 weeks • 120mg / day @ HA Clinic Intake 8...

Events

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/events/fmx/handouts/fmx19-167-168.pdf

Advanced Life Support in Obstetrics (ALSO)

Jun 23, 2016 - AAFP's Advanced Life Support in Obstetrics (ALSO) is an evidence-based multidisciplinary training program that prepares maternity health care providers to better manage obstetric emergencies.

CME : Program Resources

https://www.aafp.org/cme/programs/also.html

Advanced Search -- American Family Physician

Oct 8, 2015 - Advanced search for American Family Physician; including search in title, search by author, search by topic, or search by department.

American Family Physician : AFP Home

https://www.aafp.org/journals/afp/explore/advanced-search.html

Adverse Drug Reactions: Types and Treatment Options - American Family Physician

Nov 1, 2003 - Drug hypersensitivity results from interactions between a pharmacologic agent and the human immune system. These types of reactions constitute only a small subset of all adverse drug reactions. Allergic reactions to medications represent a specific class of drug hypersensitivity ...

American Family Physician : Article

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2003/1101/p1781.html

AFP 2019: New Fellow, New Features, Top 20 Articles of 2018, and AFP Statistics - ...

May 1, 2019 - An overview of the past year and announcement of new features.

American Family Physician : Editorials

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2019/0501/p538.html

AFP By Topic - American Family Physician

Dec 1, 2019 - Editors' Choice of Best Available Content

American Family Physician : AFP By Topic

https://www.aafp.org/afp/topicModules/viewAll.htm

AFP By Topic Organizes Sought-after Clinical Information

Jun 7, 2010 - After 60 years of publication, the amount of clinical information in the AAFP's clinical journal American Family Physician, or AFP, can seem overwhelming. But now, the editors of AFP have introduced a new resource to help readers access the most current and pertinent information on a ...

AAFP News : Inside the Academy

https://www.aafp.org/news/inside-aafp/20100607afpbytopic.html

AFP Clerkship 2012-2013

... Hypertension  Immunizations  Influenza  Kidney Disease  Labor and Delivery  Menopause  Musculoskeletal Care  Neonatology  Obesity  Osteoporosis  Pain  Pneumonia  Point of Care Guides  Prenatal Care  Skin Conditions  STD’s...

Med School and Residency

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/medical_education_residency/fmig/AFPClerkship.pdf

AFP Content Reflect Readers' Interests - Inside AFP - American Family Physician

Jun 15, 2007 - ...select categories of conditions that they were likely to treat in patients during a typical two-day period. More than 90 percent listed hypertension, diabetes, cholesterol problem, emotional problem, and respiratory infection. More than half said they see patients with the following...

American Family Physician : Inside AFP

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2007/0615/p1751.html

AFP Journal Club Department Collection - American Family Physician

Three presenters review an interesting journal article on topics that affect family physicians and give their opinions about the clinical value of the studies.

For key concepts in evidence-based medicine, tips on assessing the quality of research studies, and teaching ...

American Family Physician : Department Collection

https://www.aafp.org/afp/viewRelatedDepartmentsByDepartment.htm?departmentId=17&page=0

AFP Journal Club Department Collection - American Family Physician

Three presenters review an interesting journal article on topics that affect family physicians and give their opinions about the clinical value of the studies.

For key concepts in evidence-based medicine, tips on assessing the quality of research studies, and teaching ...

American Family Physician : Department Collection

https://www.aafp.org/afp/viewRelatedDepartmentsByDepartment.htm?departmentId=17

AFP Podcast: Bonus Episode 5 - July 29, 2017 -- American Family Physician

Aug 4, 2017 - Bonus Episode 5 includes discussions on Physical examination maneuvers that matter, delayed antibiotic prescriptions, severe asymptomatic hypertension, medical mnemonics, podcast origin story, a systematic cookbook review, meniscal surgery, Choosing Wisely, and an interview with AAFP ...

American Family Physician : AFP Home

https://www.aafp.org/journals/afp/explore/podcast/bonus5.html

AFP Podcast: Episode 36 - April 15, 2017 -- American Family Physician

Apr 21, 2017 - AFP podcast episode 36 includes discussions on severe asymptomatic hypertension, iron deficiency in heart failure, breastfeeding, peritonsillar abscess, Zika virus, and our favorite Tweets.

American Family Physician : AFP Home

https://www.aafp.org/journals/afp/explore/podcast/36.html

AFP Podcast: Episode 37 - May 1, 2017 -- American Family Physician

May 4, 2017 - AFP podcast episode 37 includes discussions on recreational waterborne illness, cardiovascular risk, antibiotic prophylaxis in cirrhosis, top POEMs of 2016, hypertension, and postpartum pain.

American Family Physician : AFP Home

https://www.aafp.org/journals/afp/explore/podcast/37.html

AFP Podcast: Episode 47 - October 1, 2017 -- American Family Physician

Oct 2, 2017 - Episode 47 includes discussions on secondary hypertension, oral diabetes medications, testosterone therapy, food consumption, prolonged dual-antiplatelet therapy after myocardial infarction.

American Family Physician : AFP Home

https://www.aafp.org/journals/afp/explore/podcast/47.html

AFP Podcast: Episode 54 - January 15, 2018 -- American Family Physician

Jan 22, 2018 - Episode 54 includes discussions on heel pain, hypertension guideline, H. pylori infection, preeclampsia screening, colorectal cancer screening, and our favorite Tweets.

American Family Physician : AFP Home

https://www.aafp.org/journals/afp/explore/podcast/54.html

AFP Podcast: Episode 58 - March 15, 2018 -- American Family Physician

Mar 19, 2018 - Episode 58 includes discussions on stable coronary artery disease, evaluation of suspected dementia, screening for thyroid cancer, and a review of the ACC/AHA hypertension guideline.

American Family Physician : AFP Home

https://www.aafp.org/journals/afp/explore/podcast/58.html

AFP Podcast: Episode 95 - October 1, 2019 -- American Family Physician

Oct 8, 2019 - Episode 95 includes discussions on hand-foot-and-mouth disease, opioid use disorder, thickened feedings for infants with gastroesophageal reflux, hypertension during pregnancy, antibiotics for acute rhinosinusitis, anticoagulation in atrial fibrillation, and a new song Health is Primary...

American Family Physician : AFP Home

https://www.aafp.org/journals/afp/explore/podcast/95.html

AFP Podcast: Episode 98 - November 15, 2019 -- American Family Physician

Nov 25, 2019 - Episode 97 includes discussions on the changing climate and health impacts, gestational hypertension and preeclampsia, as needed treatment for asthma, depression in children and adolescents, platelet rich plasma for rotator cuff symptoms, preexposure prophylaxis for HIV infection.

American Family Physician : AFP Home

https://www.aafp.org/journals/afp/explore/podcast/98.html

AFP's Top 20 Articles of 2017 -- American Family Physician

Apr 12, 2018 - View the top 20 articles published in American Family Physician in 2017.

American Family Physician : AFP Home

https://www.aafp.org/journals/afp/explore/top-20-of-2017.html

AFP's Top 20 Articles of 2018 -- American Family Physician

Mar 21, 2019 - View the top 20 articles published in American Family Physician in 2018.

American Family Physician : AFP Home

https://www.aafp.org/journals/afp/explore/top-20-of-2018.html

AFP’s Conflict of Interest Policy: Disclosure Is Not Enough

...Beach, SC Sept. 20 / Coronary Artery Disease / Chicago, IL (Rosemont) Sept. 21 / Childhood Illness / Chicago, IL (Rosemont) Sept. 20 / Hypertension /Albuquerque, NM (Santa Ana Pueblo) Sept. 21 / Health Behavior / Albuquerque, NM (Santa Ana Pueblo) Oct. 11 / Hospital Medicine /...

American Family Physician

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2014/0201/p161.pdf

afp20050615p2348-f1.pdf

...History of stroke or TIA; hypertension; heart failure; age older than 75 years; or more than one moderate risk factor High 3.0 (2.5 to 3.8) Age 65 to 75 years, diabetes mellitus or coronary artery disease; not high risk Moderate 1.0 (0.4 to 2.2) Not moderate or high risk...

American Family Physician

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2005/0615/afp20050615p2348-f1.pdf

afp20080415p1129-s1.pdf

...Hypertension treated with a diuretic and lisinopril (Prinivil) Hypothyroidism treated with levothyroxine Irregular periods, some hot flashes The patient is concerned because her mother, a smoker, began menopause at 47 years of age and had a myocardial infarction at 51 years of...

American Family Physician

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2008/0415/afp20080415p1129-s1.pdf

afp20190601.pdf

...has one of those major ASCVD events and multiple high-risk conditions, such as familial hyper- cholesterolemia, age of at least 65 years, hypertension, dia- betes, chronic kidney disease, tobacco use, heart failure, or LDL level greater than 100 mg per dL (2.59 mmol per L) despite...

American Family Physician

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/journals/afp/afp20190601.pdf

AGA Releases Position Statement on Gastrointestinal Medication Use During Pregnancy - ...

Mar 1, 2007 - The American Gastroenterological Association (AGA) has released a position statement on gastrointestinal medication use in pregnant women. Drug treatment of gastrointestinal disease in pregnant women can be difficult, as the U.S. Food and Drug Administration classifications are not ...

American Family Physician : Practice Guidelines

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2007/0301/p755.html

Age-Related Macular Degeneration: Update for Primary Care - American Family Physician

May 15, 2000 - Age-related macular degeneration is the leading cause of severe vision loss among the elderly. In this condition, central vision is lost, but peripheral vision almost always remains intact. Affected persons rarely require canes or guide dogs. The diagnosis of age-related macular ...

American Family Physician : Article

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2000/0515/p3035.html

AHA and ACC Issue Scientific Statement on Preventive Cardiology for Women - Special ...

Oct 15, 1999 - ...Women with significant risk factors for diabetes should have glucose testing before taking oral contraceptives. If a women develops hypertension while using oral contraceptives, she should be advised to stop taking them. Beta blockers should be started within hours of...

American Family Physician : Special Medical Reports

https://www.aafp.org/afp/1999/1015/p1846.html

AHA and ACC Outline Approaches to Coronary Disease Risk Assessment - Practice ...

Apr 15, 2000 - The American Heart Association (AHA) and the American College of Cardiology (ACC) have issued a report that discusses approaches to the assessment of cardiovascular risk as a tool for primary prevention of coronary disease.

American Family Physician : Practice Guidelines

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2000/0415/p2534.html

AHA and ASA Release Guideline for Prevention of Future Stroke in Patients with Stroke ...

Jan 15, 2015 - The American Heart Association (AHA) and American Stroke Association (ASA) have updated their guideline on prevention of future stroke in patients with a history of stroke or transient ischemic attack (TIA). Currently, the average annual rate of future stroke in these patients is at a ...

American Family Physician : Practice Guidelines

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2015/0115/p136.html

AHA and NHLBI Review Diagnosis and Management of the Metabolic Syndrome - Practice ...

Sep 15, 2006 - The American Heart Association (AHA) and the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI) have released joint recommendations on the management and diagnosis of the metabolic syndrome.

American Family Physician : Practice Guidelines

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2006/0915/p1039.html

AHA Examines Cardiovascular Problems in Diabetes - Practice Guidelines - American ...

Jan 15, 2000 - The American Heart Association (AHA) has issued recommendations for interventions to reduce the risk of cardiovascular complications in patients with diabetes mellitus.

American Family Physician : Practice Guidelines

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2000/0115/p561.html

AHA Publishes Guidelines on CVD Prevention in Women - Practice Guidelines - American ...

Apr 1, 2007 - Guidelines presented by the American Heart Association (AHA) represent the most current clinical recommendations for the prevention of cardiovascular disease (CVD) in women 20 years and older.

American Family Physician : Practice Guidelines

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2007/0401/p1096.html

AHA Publishes Statement on Drug Therapy for Lipid Abnormalities in Children and ...

Mar 1, 2008 - The American Heart Association (AHA) has published a scientific statement on drug therapy for the treatment of high-risk lipid abnormalities in children and adolescents.

American Family Physician : Practice Guidelines

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2008/0301/p694.html

AHA Releases Guidelines for Hypertension Management in Adults with or at Risk of CAD - ...

Jul 15, 2008 - The American Heart Association (AHA) Council for High Blood Pressure Research and the Councils on Clinical Cardiology and Epidemiology and Prevention have released guidelines on the management of hypertension in adults with or at risk of coronary artery disease (CAD).

American Family Physician : Practice Guidelines

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2008/0715/p270.html

AHA Releases Recommendations on Cardiovascular Monitoring and the Use of ADHD ...

May 15, 2009 - The American Heart Association (AHA) has released a scientific statement and recommendations about cardiovascular monitoring and the use of stimulants in children suspected or known to have heart disease.

American Family Physician : Practice Guidelines

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2009/0515/p905.html

AHA Releases Scientific Statement on Cardiovascular Health in Childhood - Practice ...

Feb 1, 2003 - The American Heart Association (AHA) recently published a scientific statement on cardiovascular health in childhood. Coronary heart disease is the leading cause of death in the United States, making it responsible for about 500,000 deaths each year.

American Family Physician : Practice Guidelines

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2003/0201/p645.html

AHA Updates Guidelines for Carotid Endarterectomy - Special Medical Reports - American ...

Nov 15, 1998 - ...the 16-member Special Writing Group of the Stroke Council, the guidelines cover the following topics: management of risk factors, such as hypertension, cigarette smoking, serum lipid levels, alcohol consumption, postmenopausal estrogen use and antiplatelet therapy; treatment of...

American Family Physician : Special Medical Reports

https://www.aafp.org/afp/1998/1115/p1898.html

AHA Updates Guidelines on CVD Prevention in Women - Practice Guidelines - American ...

Jan 1, 2012 - Major changes addressed in the American Heart Association's (AHA) 2011 guidelines on cardiovascular disease (CVD) are that benefits and risks found in the clinical practice setting were strongly considered, and recommendations were not based solely on benefits found in the clinical ...

American Family Physician : Practice Guidelines

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2012/0101/p70.html

AHA/AAC/<FEFF>ASH Release Guideline on the Treatment of Hypertension and CAD

December 1, 2015 Practice Guidelines

American Family Physician

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2015/1201/p1023.pdf

AHA/ACC Issue New Cholesterol Management Guideline

Nov 28, 2018 - On Nov. 10, the American Heart Association and the American College of Cardiology released a new cholesterol guideline that includes recommendations for more personalized risk assessments and new cholesterol-lowering drug options for people at the highest risk for cardiovascular disease.

AAFP News : Health of the Public

https://www.aafp.org/news/health-of-the-public/20181128ahaacccholesterol.html

AHA/ACC/ASH Release Guideline on the Treatment of Hypertension and CAD - Practice ...

Dec 1, 2015 - The American Heart Association (AHA), American College of Cardiology (ACC), and American Society of Hypertension (ASH) have released a guideline on the management of hypertension in patients with coronary artery disease (CAD). It updates a previous AHA guideline to reflect newer data.

American Family Physician : Practice Guidelines

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2015/1201/p1023.html

AHA/ACCF Statement on the Evaluation of Syncope - Practice Guidelines - American Family...

Jul 1, 2006 - The American Heart Association (AHA) and the American College of Cardiology Foundation (ACCF) recently released a scientific statement on the evaluation of syncope (i.e., transient loss of consciousness).

American Family Physician : Practice Guidelines

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2006/0701/p179.html

AHA/ASA Guidelines on Prevention of Recurrent Stroke

...Treatable Vascular Risk Factors HYPERTENSION Meta-analyses of randomized controlled tri- als have shown that lowering blood pressure can reduce the risk of stroke by 30 to 40 per- cent. The Seventh Report of the Joint National Committee on Prevention, Detection, Evalu- ation, and...

American Family Physician

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2011/0415/p993.pdf

AHA/ASA Guidelines on Prevention of Recurrent Stroke - Practice Guidelines - American ...

Apr 15, 2011 - Persons who survive a stroke or transient ischemic attack (TIA) are at increased risk of experiencing another stroke. The American Heart Association (AHA) and the American Stroke Association (ASA) have released updated guidelines on preventing recurrent stroke in patients who have had a...

American Family Physician : Practice Guidelines

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2011/0415/p993.html

AHA/ASA Publish Advisory on Oral Antithrombotics for Stroke Prevention in Nonvalvular ...

May 15, 2013 - New antithrombotics provide alternatives to warfarin, and may lower the threshold for thromboembolic risk for initiating therapy in patients with atrial fibrillation. This advisory summarizes existing American Heart Association/American Stroke Association (AHA/ASA) recommendations on ...

American Family Physician : Practice Guidelines

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2013/0515/p732.html

AHA/ASA Publish Advisory on Oral Antithrombotics for Stroke Prevention in Nonvalvular ...

...stroke, it is important to stratify and identify patients at increased risk of stroke. The CHADS2 (congestive heart failure, hypertension, age 75 years or older, diabetes mellitus, or pre- vious stroke or transient ischemic event) scheme can help identify those patients. New...

American Family Physician

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2013/0515/p732.pdf

AHA/ASA Release Guideline on Stroke Prevention in Women

March 1, 2015 Practice Guidelines

American Family Physician

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2015/0301/p330.pdf

AHA/ASA Release Guideline on Stroke Prevention in Women - Practice Guidelines - ...

Mar 1, 2015 - The American Heart Association and American Stroke Association (AHA/ASA) have released a guideline to help physicians identify women with increased risk of stroke and initiate appropriate preventive measures. The guideline includes recommendations on pregnancy and stroke; cerebral ...

American Family Physician : Practice Guidelines

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2015/0301/p330.html

AHA/ATS Release Guidelines on the Diagnosis and Treatment of Pediatric Pulmonary ...

April 1, 2016 Practice Guidelines

American Family Physician

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2016/0401/p605.pdf

AHA/ATS Release Guidelines on the Diagnosis and Treatment of Pediatric Pulmonary ...

Apr 1, 2016 - These guidelines from the American Heart Association (AHA) and the American Thoracic Society (ATS) address evaluation and treatment of pediatric pulmonary hypertension, including diagnosis, pharmacotherapy, and outpatient treatment recommendations.

American Family Physician : Practice Guidelines

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2016/0401/p605.html

AHCA Won't Help Patients Who Need It Most

Mar 22, 2017 - We asked our new physician bloggers how the American Health Care Act would affect their patients. Most said the legislation would hurt the poor, the elderly and the disabled.

AAFP News : Fresh Perspectives: New Docs in Practice | AAFP News Blog : Blogs

https://www.aafp.org/news/blogs/freshperspectives/entry/ahca_won_t_help_patients.html

Alcohol and Sleep Problems in Primary Care Patients: A Report from the AAFP National ...

Hazardous and harmful drinking and sleep problems are common, but their associations among patients seen in primary care have not been examined. We hypothesized that greater levels of alcohol consumption would be associated with several self-reported sleep problems. Moderate and ...

Patient Care

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/patient_care/nrn/2alcoholandsleepannals2010.pdf

Alcohol Misuse - Clinical Evidence Handbook - American Family Physician

Apr 15, 2009 - What are the effects of interventions in hazardous or harmful drinkers in the primary care and emergency department settings?

American Family Physician : Clinical Evidence Handbook

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2009/0415/p692.html

Alcohol Use Disorders - American Family Physician

Jun 15, 2019 - This collection features AFP content on alcohol abuse and dependence and related issues, including alcoholism, alcohol withdrawal syndrome, and detoxification. This collection features AFP content on alcohol abuse and dependence and related issues, including alcoholism, alcohol ...

American Family Physician : AFP By Topic

https://www.aafp.org/afp/topicModules/viewTopicModule.htm?topicModuleId=1

Alcohol Withdrawal Syndrome - American Family Physician

Mar 15, 2004 - The spectrum of alcohol withdrawal symptoms ranges from such minor symptoms as insomnia and tremulousness to severe complications such as withdrawal seizures and delirium tremens. Although the history and physical examination usually are sufficient to diagnose alcohol withdrawal ...

American Family Physician : Article

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2004/0315/p1443.html

Alcohol Withdrawal Syndrome - American Family Physician

...Alcohol withdrawal delirium 48 to 72 hours‡ (delirium tremens): hallucinations (predominately visual), disorientation, tachycardia, hypertension, low-grade fever, agitation, diaphoresis *-Symptoms generally resolve within 48 hours. †-Symptoms reported as early as two hours after...

American Family Physician

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2004/0315/p1443.pdf

Alcohol-Related Problems: Recognition and Intervention - American Family Physician

Jan 15, 1999 - Early identification of alcohol-related problems is important because these problems are prevalent, pose serious health risks to patients and their families, and are amenable to intervention. Physicians may be able to help patients change their drinking behaviors. The most effective ...

American Family Physician : Article

https://www.aafp.org/afp/1999/0115/p361.html

Alcoholism in the Elderly - American Family Physician

Mar 15, 2000 - Alcohol abuse and alcoholism are common but underrecognized problems among older adults. One third of older alcoholic persons develop a problem with alcohol in later life, while the other two thirds grow older with the medical and psychosocial sequelae of early-onset alcoholism. The ...

American Family Physician : Article

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2000/0315/p1710.html

Algorithms - American Family Physician

...Hypertension Immunizations Influenza Kidney disease Labor, Delivery, and Postpartum Issues Menopause Menstrual disorders Musculoskeletal care Myocardial Infarction Neonatology/Newborn Issues Obesity Osteoporosis Otitis Pain Management Peripheral Vascular...

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https://www.aafp.org/afp/algorithms/viewAll.htm

Aliskiren (Tekturna) for the Treatment of Hypertension - STEPS - American Family Physician

Oct 15, 2007 - Aliskiren provides a new pharmacologic approach to treating hypertension; however, short-term studies have not identified a unique role. It is more expensive than commonly used first-line diuretics, and long-term safety has not been demonstrated.

American Family Physician : STEPS

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2007/1015/p1203.html

Allergen Immunotherapy - American Family Physician

Aug 15, 2004 - Allergen immunotherapy (also called allergy vaccine therapy) involves the administration of gradually increasing quantities of specific allergens to patients with IgE-mediated conditions until a dose is reached that is effective in reducing disease severity from natural exposure. The ...

American Family Physician : Article

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2004/0815/p689.html

Allergen Immunotherapy - American Family Physician

...percent, beta-blocker or angiotensin-converting enzyme (ACE) inhibitor therapy, unstable angina or myocar- dial infarction, uncontrolled hypertension, and major organ failure. Allergen immuno- therapy also cannot be used in patients who would have difficulty reporting signs and...

American Family Physician

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2004/0815/p689.pdf

Allergy and Anaphylaxis - American Family Physician

May 1, 2019 - This collection features AFP content on allergies and anaphylaxis and related issues, including allergies and asthma, allergens, allergy testing, allergic rhinitis, food allergies, and latex allergies. This collection features AFP content on allergies and anaphylaxis and related issues,...

American Family Physician : AFP By Topic

https://www.aafp.org/afp/topicModules/viewTopicModule.htm?topicModuleId=58

Alpha-glucosidase Inhibitors May Reduce the Risk of Type 2 Diabetes - Cochrane for ...

Aug 1, 2007 - The literature shows that acarbose can reduce the risk of type 2 diabetes in patients with impaired glucose tolerance or impaired fasting glucose. However, it is unclear whether the drug stops or delays the development of the disease or masks the diagnosis. There is no evidence that ...

American Family Physician : Cochrane for Clinicians

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2007/0801/p374.html

Alternative Therapies for Traditional Disease States: Menopause - American Family ...

Jul 1, 2002 - With growing concern about the use of hormone replacement therapy, some women are looking for alternative treatments for menopausal symptoms and preventing postmenopausal cardiovascular disease and osteoporosis. In observational trials, exercise has been associated with decreased ...

American Family Physician : Article

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2002/0701/p129.html

Altitude Illness: Risk Factors, Prevention, Presentation, and Treatment

...Uncontrolled congestive heart failure, severe chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, and pulmonary hypertension are contraindications to altitude exposure. C 42-44 - Activity restriction at high altitudes is not necessary in patients with stable coronary artery disease. C...

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https://www.aafp.org/afp/2010/1101/p1103.pdf

Altitude Illness: Risk Factors, Prevention, Presentation, and Treatment - American ...

Nov 1, 2010 - Altitude illness affects 25 to 85 percent of travelers to high altitudes, depending on their rate of ascent, home altitude, individual susceptibility, and other risk factors. Acute mountain sickness is the most common presentation of altitude illness and typically causes headache and ...

American Family Physician : Article

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2010/1101/p1103.html

Alzheimer Disease: Pharmacologic and Nonpharmacologic Therapies for Cognitive and ...

June 15, 2017

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https://www.aafp.org/afp/2017/0615/p771.pdf

Alzheimer Disease: Pharmacologic and Nonpharmacologic Therapies for Cognitive and ...

Jun 15, 2017 - Alzheimer disease comprises a syndrome of progressive cognitive and functional decline. Treatments should target cognitive and functional symptoms. Cholinesterase inhibitors, memantine, and a combination of a cholinesterase inhibitor and memantine have produced statistically significant...

American Family Physician : Article

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2017/0615/p771.html

Amarin_handout_VASCEPA_REDUCE-IT.pdf

...• Selected additional baseline risk factors included hypertension (86.6%), diabetes mellitus (0.7% type 1; 57.8% type 2), current daily cigarette smoking (15.2%), New York Heart Association class I or II congestive heart failure (17.7%), and eGFR < 60 mL/min per 1.73 m2 (22.2%)....

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Ambulatory Blood Pressure Important for Decision-Making About Treatment - POEMs - ...

Oct 15, 2018 - This study supports the guidelines recommending that treatment decisions be based on ambulatory blood pressure measurements rather than in-office blood pressure results. The difference between the two measurements in this cohort was 19/11 mm Hg, which is enough to change the decision to...

American Family Physician : POEMs

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2018/1015/od5.html

Ambulatory Blood Pressure Monitoring: Technology with a Purpose - Editorials - American...

Jun 1, 2003 - ...Hypertension and its sequelae are responsible for many visits to family physicians. Office-based measurement of blood pressure using aneroid or mercury sphygmomanometry is central to such visits. In this issue of American Family Physician, Marchiando and Elston1 review a different,...

American Family Physician : Editorials

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2003/0601/p2262.html

Ambulatory Detoxification of Patients with Alcohol Dependence - American Family Physician

Feb 1, 2005 - Detoxification from alcohol can be undertaken in ambulatory settings with patients who are alcohol-dependent and show signs of mild to moderate withdrawal when they are not drinking. An appropriate candidate for outpatient detoxification should have arrangements to start an alcohol ...

American Family Physician : Article

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2005/0201/p495.html

Ambulatory Detoxification of Patients with Alcohol Dependence - American Family Physician

...agitation, seizures); excessive function of the autonomic nervous system (ANS) (e.g., nausea, vomiting, tachy- cardia, tremulousness, hypertension); and cognitive dysfunction. STAGES OF WITHDRAWAL AWS can be divided into three stages. Patients in stages 1 and 2 can be treated...

American Family Physician

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2005/0201/p495.pdf

Ambulatory Patient Checklist for MAs

... Hypertension  Preventive care  Diabetes  Vital signs  Patient education sheets identified and linked  Recheck blood pressure if elevated (>129/84)  Patient assessed for gown  Expectation management  Doctor notified Check-out  Referrals and...

Family Practice Management

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2013/0900/fpm20130900p18-rt1.pdf

Amenorrhea: A Systematic Approach to Diagnosis and Management - American Family Physician

Jul 1, 2019 - Menstrual patterns can be an indicator of overall health and self-perception of well-being. Primary amenorrhea, defined as the lifelong absence of menses, requires evaluation if menarche has not occurred by 15 years of age or three years post-thelarche. Secondary amenorrhea is ...

American Family Physician : Article

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2019/0701/p39.html

Amenorrhea: An Approach to Diagnosis and Management - American Family Physician

Jun 1, 2013 - Although amenorrhea may result from a number of different conditions, a systematic evaluation including a detailed history, physical examination, and laboratory assessment of selected serum hormone levels can usually identify the underlying cause. Primary amenorrhea, which by definition...

American Family Physician : Article

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2013/0601/p781.html

Amenorrhea: Evaluation and Treatment - American Family Physician

Apr 15, 2006 - A thorough history and physical examination as well as laboratory testing can help narrow the differential diagnosis of amenorrhea. In patients with primary amenorrhea, the presence or absence of sexual development should direct the evaluation. Constitutional delay of growth and puberty...

American Family Physician : Article

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2006/0415/p1374.html

American Family Physician

...Treatment of Severe Asymptomatic Hypertension CHAD S. KESSLER, MD, and YAZEN JOUDEH, MD, University of Illinois at Chicago College of Medicine, Chicago, Illinois A pproximately one third of adults in the United States have some degree of hypertension,1-3 and up to 5 per- cent of...

American Family Physician

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2010/0215/p470.pdf

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