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American Family Physician

...and dietary modifi- cation) improve cardiac risk factors and are universally recommended by evidence-based guidelines. Treatment of hypertension and dyslip- idemia reduces morbidity and mortality. Recommendations for per- sons with diabetes mellitus generally encourage glucose...

American Family Physician

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2010/0201/p289.pdf

American Family Physician

...retinopathy, refractive error, cataracts, glaucoma, and age-related macular degeneration. Aggressive medical management of diabetes, hypertension, and hyperlipidemia; encouraging smoking cessation; reducing ultravio- let light exposure; and appropriate response to medication adverse...

American Family Physician

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2009/0601/p963.pdf

American Family Physician

...with hematospermia include bleeding disor- ders; liver disease, which can affect clotting factor production; and severe uncontrolled hypertension (demonstrated in a limited case-control study 22), which is attributed to interference with clotting.22,23 Constitu- tional symptoms...

American Family Physician

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2009/1215/p1421.pdf

American Family Physician

...Systemic effects (e.g., lymphade- nopathy, lymphangitis, nausea, vomiting, perioral paresthesia, metallic taste, hypotension, hypertension [particularly in Gila monster envenomation], diarrhea, vertigo, shock, hyperreactive airway, loss of consciousness) Paralytic features (e.g.,...

American Family Physician

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2009/1015/p793.pdf

American Family Physician

...in 100,000 children.10,11 It is the third lead- ing cause of heart failure in the United States behind coronary artery disease (CAD) and hypertension.1 Hypertrophic cardiomyopathy, the leading cause of sudden death in athletes, is an autosomal dominant disease with an incidence...

American Family Physician

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2009/0501/p778.pdf

American Family Physician

...than 40 years, and those who have additional risk factors for cardio- vascular disease (e.g., family history of car- diovascular disease, hypertension, smoking, dyslipidemia, albuminuria).7 statins are rec- ommended for patients with type 2 diabe- tes and CaD, and for patients with...

American Family Physician

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2009/0101/p29.pdf

American Family Physician

...Cardiovascular complications (worsening hypertension, myocardial infarction) Avoid COX-2 inhibitors in persons at risk of cardiovascular events Varying results; one meta-analysis reports an excess of 3.5 cardiac ischemic events per 1,000 persons taking celecoxib compared with...

American Family Physician

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2009/1215/p1371.pdf

American Family Physician

...systemic side effects. Hypothalamic-pituitary-adrenal suppres- sion, glaucoma, septic necrosis of the fem- oral head, hyperglycemia, hypertension, and other systemic side effects have been reported.29 It is difficult to quantify the inci- dence of side effects caused by topical...

American Family Physician

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2009/0115/p135.pdf

American Family Physician

...Hypertension Illicit drug use (e.g., cocaine, methamphetamine) Medications (e.g., antihistamines, benzodiazepines, selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors) Neurologic conditions (e.g., Alzheimer disease, multiple sclerosis, Parkinson disease, paraplegia, quadriplegia,...

American Family Physician

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2010/0201/p305.pdf

American Family Physician

...Hypertension in patients with type 2 diabetes Hypertension treatment Diabetes-related death over 10 years 15 Hyperlipidemia (secondary prevention) Various versus placebo Heart attack or stroke over five years 16 Deep venous thrombosis Warfarin (Coumadin; target INR...

American Family Physician

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

American Family Physician

...Hirsutism C Tachycardia, hypertension, headache, dry mouth 10 mg per day 26 $116 (brand) CHF = congestive heart failure; FDA = U.S. Food and Drug Administra- tion; GI = gastrointestinal; MI = myocardial infarction; PCOS = polycystic ovary syndrome. *- Estimated monthly cost...

American Family Physician

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2009/0415/p671.pdf

American Family Physician

...Diabetes, hypertension, thyroid or gallbladder disease 1.3 to 3 Older age 2 to 3 History of infertility 2 to 3 Late age at natural menopause (older than 52 years) 2 to 3 Early age at menarche (younger than 12 years) 1.5 to 2 Menstrual irregularities 1.5 White...

American Family Physician

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2009/1115/p1075.pdf

American Family Physician

...Maternal medical disorders such as thyroid disease, diabetes mellitus, or hypertension Multiple gestation Nongenital tract infection (asymptomatic bacteriuria, pneumonia, appendicitis) Periodontal disease Polyhydramnios or oligohydramnios Shortened cervix (< 3.0 cm)...

American Family Physician

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2010/0215/p477.pdf

American Family Physician

...Hypertension in patients with type 2 diabetes Hypertension treatment Diabetes-related death over 10 years 15 Hyperlipidemia (secondary prevention) Various versus placebo Heart attack or stroke over five years 16 Deep venous thrombosis Warfarin (Coumadin; target INR...

American Family Physician

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2009/0415/p668.pdf

American Family Physician

...Cholinergic, nicotinic Abdominal pain; fasciculations; hypertension; paresis; tachycardia Nicotine Opioid Hypotension; hypothermia; hypoventilation; meiosis; sedation Opioids Sympathomimetic Agitation; diaphoresis; hypertension; hyperthermia; mydriasis; psychosis; seizures;...

American Family Physician

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2010/0201/p316.pdf

American Family Physician

...Low levels of both markers are associated with adverse pregnancy outcomes, such as spontaneous loss before fetal viability, gestational hypertension, preeclampsia, preterm premature rupture of membranes, placental abruption, preterm birth, low birth weight, and stillbirth.23,24...

American Family Physician

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2009/0115/p117.pdf

American Family Physician

...hemorrhage can lead to significant morbid- ity, especially in those with hemodynamic instability and comorbid conditions, includ- ing hypertension, diabetes mellitus, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, chronic renal insufficiency, and coronary artery disease.1,3 This review...

American Family Physician

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2009/1101/p977.pdf

American Family Physician

...May be associated with hypertension, renal insufficiency, and hematuria Membranous nephropathy Thickening of the glomerular basement membrane on electron microscopy; immunoglobulin G and C3 deposits with immunofluorescent staining Peak incidence at 30 to 50 years of age;...

American Family Physician

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2009/1115/p1129.pdf

American Family Physician

...Hypertension (preeclampsia or eclampsia) Hyperthyroidism Maternal motor vehicle collision or trauma Morbid obesity Renal disease Vascular disease Intrapartum Fetal Abnormal fetal heart rate on auscultation or admission tracing (20-minute strip)*...

American Family Physician

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2009/1215/p1388.pdf

American Family Physician

...Spontaneous causes: hypertension, severe coughing, straining, atherosclerotic vessels, bleeding disorders Traumatic causes: blunt eye trauma, foreign body, penetrating injury Episcleritis Visual acuity preserved, pupils equal and reactive to light, dilated episcleral blood...

American Family Physician

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2010/0115/p137.pdf

American Family Physician

...Uses and effectiveness Hawthorn has traditionally been used to treat anxi- ety, asthma, hypertension, dyslipidemia, hypotension, angina, arrhythmias, heart failure, and indigestion. The most substantial evidence for clinical benefits of haw- thorn is its use in chronic congestive...

American Family Physician

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2010/0215/p465.pdf

American Family Physician

...Venomous lizards, hemorrhagic and coagulopathic, cardiovascular (extreme hypertension; e.g., Gila monster [Heloderma suspectum]) II or III Kallikrein-like toxins; glucagon-like peptides; probable neurotoxins (clinical relevance unlikely); vasodilatory peptides Spiders,...

American Family Physician

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2009/1015/afp20091015p793-s1.pdf

American Family Physician

...Ventricular septal defect, aortic stenosis, hypertrophic obstructive cardiomyopathy, left ventricular assist device, primary pulmonary hypertension Markedly elevated blood platelet count Essential thrombocythemia, polycythemia vera, myelofibrosis with myeloid metaplasia, other...

American Family Physician

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2009/1201/p1261.pdf

American Family Physician

...MB, Erickson SK, Paul SM. Dietary gamma-linolenic acid lowers blood pressure and alters aortic reactivity and cholesterol metabolism in hypertension. J Hypertens. 1992;10(10):1197-1204. 24. Engler MM. Comparative study of diets enriched with evening prim- rose, black currant,...

American Family Physician

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2009/1215/p1405.pdf

American Family Physician

...but also hemodynamics and func- tion. Adults with CHD have the additional clinical considerations of acquired comor- bidities (e.g., hypertension, atherosclerosis, occlusive coronary artery disease, pulmonary disease, renal disease) that may complicate their medical or surgical...

American Family Physician

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2009/0915/p597.pdf

American Heart Association Releases Scientific Statement on Cardiovascular Disease in ...

Jun 1, 1998 - ...hypertension, stroke and peripheral arterial disease. Coronary Heart Disease Studies show that coronary heart disease in women is largely preventable. The major risk factors for coronary heart disease in women are cigarette smoking, hypertension (including isolated systolic...

American Family Physician : Special Medical Reports

https://www.aafp.org/afp/1998/0601/p2873.html

American Heart Association Scientific Statement on the Primary Prevention of Ischemic ...

Aug 1, 2001 - The American Heart Association (AHA) has issued a scientific statement on the primary prevention of ischemic stroke. The scientific statement includes an overview of established and potential risk factors and recommendations.

American Family Physician : Practice Guidelines

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2001/0801/p513.html

American Psychiatric Association Issues a Practice Guideline on Dementia - Special ...

Jan 15, 1998 - ...Previous: National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute Releases New Guidelines for the Treatment of Hypertension Next: Clinical Briefs View the full table of contents >> Home / Journals / afp / Vol. 57/No. 2(January 15, 1998) / Special Medical Reports: American Psychiatric...

American Family Physician : Special Medical Reports

https://www.aafp.org/afp/1998/0115/p366.html

Americans in Motion - Healthy Interventions: A Guide to Group Visits for Chronic ...

Research indicates group visits can also provide an improved quality of care and a higher level of patient and physician satisfaction. They empower patients and also the physician and staff. Group visits allow for more time for education and relationship building. Group visits have ...

Patient Care

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/patient_care/fitness/GroupVisitAIM.pdf

Amlodipine/Atorvastatin for Preventing Heart Disease - Letters to the Editor - American...

Feb 1, 2007 - ...Another statement in the article was: Calcium channel blockers, including amlodipine, are not the drugs of choice for treating hypertension; they are for patients who cannot tolerate or who do not experience adequate control with diuretics, beta blockers or ACE inhibitors. 1 The...

American Family Physician : Letter

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2007/0201/p311.html

Amlodipine/Atorvastin (Caduet) for Preventing Heart Disease - STEPS - American Family ...

Mar 15, 2006 - Amlodipine/atorvastatin offers no added benefit in safety, tolerability, or effectiveness over amlodipine and atorvastatin taken separately. It has not been shown to improve mortality or morbidity in patients who have hypertension with or without dyslipidemia. The only potential ...

American Family Physician : STEPS

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2006/0315/p1067.html

Amphetamines for Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder in Adults

...In a 2004 meta-analysis, bariatric surgery was reported to resolve 77 percent of diabetes mellitus cases, 62 per- cent of hypertension cases, and 70 percent of hyper- lipidemia cases.5 Although some experts believe that bariatric surgery may also improve fatty liver disease that...

American Family Physician

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2012/0901/p415.pdf

Amphetamines for Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder in Adults

...In a 2004 meta-analysis, bariatric surgery was reported to resolve 77 percent of diabetes mellitus cases, 62 per- cent of hypertension cases, and 70 percent of hyper- lipidemia cases.5 Although some experts believe that bariatric surgery may also improve fatty liver disease that...

American Family Physician

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2012/0901/p413.pdf

An Annular Rash - Photo Quiz - American Family Physician

Apr 1, 2014 - Photo Quiz presents readers with a clinical challenge based on a photograph or other image.

American Family Physician : Photo Quiz

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2014/0401/p581.html

An Approach to Interpreting Spirometry - American Family Physician

Mar 1, 2004 - Spirometry is a powerful tool that can be used to detect, follow, and manage patients with lung disorders. Technology advancements have made spirometry much more reliable and relatively simple to incorporate into a routine office visit. However, interpreting spirometry results can be ...

American Family Physician : Article

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2004/0301/p1107.html

An Approach to Interpreting Spirometry - American Family Physician

...Cardiac diseases Congestive heart failure Congenital heart disease Pulmonary hypertension Neuromuscular diseases Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis Guillain-Barré syndrome Multiple sclerosis Myasthenia gravis Risk stratification of patients for surgery Thoracic surgeries...

American Family Physician

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2004/0301/p1107.pdf

An Aspirin a Day Keeps the MI Away (For Some) - Editorials - American Family Physician

May 15, 2002 - ...aspirin therapy is a viable intervention, along with counseling on sedentary lifestyle, tobacco use, poor nutrition, hyperlipidemia, and hypertension.7 Despite the evidence that such advice is effective,8 many opportunities to provide this counseling are missed in our daily...

American Family Physician : Editorials

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2002/0515/p2000.html

An Organized Approach to Chronic Disease Care -- FPM

Jun 1, 2011 - Delivering better chronic disease care is a team sport that requires a clear game plan.

Family Practice Management : Articles

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2011/0500/p27.html

An Unusual Case of Chest Pain - Photo Quiz - American Family Physician

Feb 15, 2004 - Photo Quiz presents readers with a clinical challenge based on a photograph or other image.

American Family Physician : Photo Quiz

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2004/0215/p919.html

An Unusual Petechial Rash - Photo Quiz - American Family Physician

Dec 1, 2004 - Photo Quiz presents readers with a clinical challenge based on a photograph or other image.

American Family Physician : Photo Quiz

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2004/1201/p2197.html

Analgesics for Osteoarthritis

...effects on blood pressure, edema, and kidney function, but no consistent, clinically relevant differences have been found in risks of hypertension, heart failure, or impaired kidney function.    Celecoxib is associated with an increased risk of cardiovascular adverse effects...

American Family Physician

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2013/0301/p354.pdf

Analgesics for Osteoarthritis - Implementing AHRQ Effective Health Care Reviews - ...

Mar 1, 2013 - What are the comparative effectiveness, benefits, and adverse effects of oral and topical analgesics for osteoarthritis?

American Family Physician : Implementing AHRQ Effective Health Care Reviews

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2013/0301/p354.html

ANCA-Associated Small-Vessel Vasculitis - American Family Physician

Apr 15, 2002 - Antineutrophil cytoplasmic antibodies (ANCA)-associated vasculitis is the most common primary systemic small-vessel vasculitis to occur in adults. Although the etiology is not always known, the incidence of vasculitis is increasing, and the diagnosis and management of patients may be ...

American Family Physician : Article

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2002/0415/p1615.html

Anemia - American Family Physician

Oct 1, 2018 - This collection features AFP content on anemia and related issues, including blood transfusions, iron deficiency and iron supplementation, macrocytosis, microcytosis, and thalassemia. This collection features AFP content on anemia and related issues, including blood transfusions, iron ...

American Family Physician : AFP By Topic

https://www.aafp.org/afp/topicModules/viewTopicModule.htm?topicModuleId=2

Anemia in Older Adults - American Family Physician

Oct 1, 2018 - Anemia is associated with increased morbidity and mortality in older adults. Diagnostic cutoff values for defining anemia vary with age, sex, and possibly race. Anemia is often asymptomatic and discovered incidentally on laboratory testing. Patients may present with symptoms related to ...

American Family Physician : Article

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2018/1001/p437.html

Angiotensin Blockade in Patients with Diabetic Nephropathy - FPIN's Clinical Inquiries ...

Aug 1, 2007 - When used to delay the progression of early nephropathy in patients with type 2 diabetes mellitus, angiotensin receptor blockers (ARBs) are not superior to angiotensin-converting enzyme (ACE) inhibitors.

American Family Physician : FPIN's Clinical Inquiries

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2007/0801/p423.html

Angiotensin II Receptor Antagonists in the Treatment of Hypertension - American Family ...

Sep 15, 1999 - The sixth report of the Joint National Committee on Prevention, Detection, Evaluation, and Treatment of High Blood Pressure (JNC-VI) includes recommendations for the assessment of overall cardiovascular risk and the need for active antihypertensive drug therapy. Once the decision to ...

American Family Physician : Article

https://www.aafp.org/afp/1999/0915/p1185.html

Angiotensin-Converting Enzyme Inhibitors vs. Angiotensin Receptor Blockers

February 1, 2015 Clinical Inquiries

American Family Physician

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2015/0201/p193.pdf

Angiotensin-Converting Enzyme Inhibitors vs. Angiotensin Receptor Blockers - FPIN's ...

Feb 1, 2015 - ACE inhibitors should be used in patients with hypertension because they reduce all-cause mortality, whereas ARBs do not.

American Family Physician : FPIN's Clinical Inquiries

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2015/0201/p193.html

Annual EKGs for Low-risk Patients -- Clinical Recommendation

May 12, 2014 - View the AAFP Choosing Wisely recommendation on annual electrocardiograms (EKGs) or other cardiac screening for low-risk patients.

Patient Care |AAFP Policies and Recommendations : Clinical Recommendations

https://www.aafp.org/patient-care/clinical-recommendations/all/cw-ekg.html

Annual Wellness Visit: What's in it for Me?

...- intensive behavioral counseling to promote a healthy diet for adults with hyperlipidemia, hypertension, advancing age, and other known risk factors for cardiovascular- and diet-related chronic disease. G0447: Intensive Behavioral Therapy (IBT) for Obesity • CMS covers...

Events

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/events/fmx/handouts/fmx19-195-196.pdf

Annular Lesions - Photo Quiz - American Family Physician

Aug 15, 2005 - Photo Quiz presents readers with a clinical challenge based on a photograph or other image.

American Family Physician : Photo Quiz

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2005/0815/p671.html

Antibiotic Prophylaxis to Prevent Recurrent UTI in Children

...Evidence Summary There is no clear association between recur- rent UTI and VUR, and renal damage, renal scarring, hypertension, and end-stage renal disease. A 2007 Cochrane review combined the results of two randomized studies (n = 142; median age = three years) comparing antibiotic...

American Family Physician

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2011/0715/od1.pdf

Antibiotic Prophylaxis to Prevent Recurrent UTI in Children - FPIN's Clinical Inquiries...

Jul 15, 2011 - Antibiotic prophylaxis to prevent recurrent UTI may be considered in infants and children with or without vesicoureteral reflux (VUR) after a first UTI.

American Family Physician : FPIN's Clinical Inquiries

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2011/0715/od1.html

Anticoagulation Management Update

...- Congestive heart failure = 1 point - Hypertension = 1 point - Age >75yo = 1 point - Diabetes = 1 point - Stroke/TIA (prior) = 2 points - Max = 6 points Stroke in Afib Risk Assessment • CHADS2 - 0 point = 0.8% annual stroke risk - 1-2 points = 2.7% annual stroke risk - 3-6...

Events

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/events/fmx/handouts/fmx18-130-131.pdf

Anticoagulation Management Update: Through Thick and Thin

...appendectomy for ruptured appendix 3 years earlier, no HTN (last BP 110/70 6 months earlier) • No medications • Married with 3 children • Active, Cub Master, avid camper • Family history of atrial fibrillation, diabetes, HTN, Alzheimer’s dementia, no bleeding or clotting problems...

Events

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/events/fmx/handouts/fmx19-096-097.pdf

Anticoagulation: Updated Guidelines for Outpatient Management - American Family Physician

Oct 1, 2019 - Anticoagulation therapy is recommended for preventing, treating, and reducing the recurrence of venous thromboembolism, and preventing stroke in persons with atrial fibrillation. Direct oral anticoagulants are first-line agents for eligible patients for treating venous thromboembolism ...

American Family Physician : Article

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2019/1001/p426.html

Antidepressants and Antiepileptic Drugs for Chronic Non-Cancer Pain - American Family ...

Feb 1, 2005 - The development of newer classes of antidepressants and second-generation antiepileptic drugs has created unprecedented opportunities for the treatment of chronic pain. These drugs modulate pain transmission by interacting with specific neurotransmitters and ion channels. The actions of...

American Family Physician : Article

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2005/0201/p483.html

Antidepressants and Antiepileptic Drugs for Chronic Non-Cancer Pain - American Family ...

...Side effects: headache, nausea, sweating, sedation, hypertension, seizures Serotoninergic properties in dosages below 150 mg per day; mixed serotoninergic and noradrenergic properties in dosages above 150 mg per day Duloxetine (Cymbalta)* 20 to 60 mg per day taken once or...

American Family Physician

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2005/0201/p483.pdf

Antihypertensive Agents for Prevention of Diabetic Nephropathy - Cochrane for ...

Jul 1, 2006 - Angiotensin-converting enzyme (ACE) inhibitors are the only antihypertensive agents with proven effectiveness for the primary prevention of diabetic nephropathy (defined as an albumin excretion of less than 30 mg per day on three serial measurements) caused by type 1 or type 2 diabetes....

American Family Physician : Cochrane for Clinicians

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2006/0701/p77.html

Antihypertensive Drug Therapy for Mild to Moderate Hypertension During Pregnancy - ...

Oct 1, 2019 - Compared with placebo, antihypertensive drug therapy for mild to moderate hypertension (defined by the authors as a blood pressure of 140 to 169 mm Hg systolic or 90 to 109 mm Hg diastolic) caused by chronic hypertension, gestational hypertension, or preeclampsia during pregnancy does ...

American Family Physician : Cochrane for Clinicians

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2019/1001/p403.html

Antihypertensive Treatment and CHD in the Elderly - Letters to the Editor - American ...

Sep 15, 1999 - ...the greater benefits of blood pressure reduction in patients with diabetes, citing both the Hypertension Optimal Treatment (HOT) trial2 and the European Trial on Systolic Hypertension Study in the Elderly (Syst-Eur).3 Both of these studies used dihydropyridine calcium channel...

American Family Physician : Letter

https://www.aafp.org/afp/1999/0915/p1102.html

Antioxidant Supplements Do Not Improve Mortality and May Cause Harm - Cochrane for ...

Nov 1, 2008 - In randomized controlled trials of primary and secondary prevention, vitamins A and E, and beta-carotene supplementation increased mortality. Vitamin C and selenium supplementation had no significant effect on mortality.

American Family Physician : Cochrane for Clinicians

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2008/1101/p1079.html

Antioxidant Vitamins and the Prevention of Coronary Heart Disease - American Family ...

Sep 1, 1999 - Clinical use of antioxidant vitamin supplementation may help to prevent coronary heart disease (CHD). Epidemiologic studies find lower CHD morbidity and mortality in persons who consume larger quantities of antioxidants in foods or supplements. Clinical trials indicate that ...

American Family Physician : Article

https://www.aafp.org/afp/1999/0901/p895.html

Antiplatelet Therapy and Anticoagulation in Patients with Hypertension - Cochrane for ...

Mar 1, 2005 - Antiplatelet agents should not be used in patients with hypertension and no previous history of heart attack or stroke. However, these agents are recommended for use in hypertensive patients who already have vascular disease. Anticoagulants should not be used for prevention of vascular ...

American Family Physician : Cochrane for Clinicians

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2005/0301/p897.html

Anxiety Disorders - American Family Physician

May 1, 2019 - ...Hypertension Musculoskeletal Care Respiratory Tract Infections Urinary Tract Infections/Dysuria Email Alerts Don't miss a single issue. Sign up for the free AFP email table of contents. Sign Up Now Legend Algorithm Point of Care Resource...

American Family Physician : AFP By Topic

https://www.aafp.org/afp/topicModules/viewTopicModule.htm?topicModuleId=85

Aortic Stenosis: Diagnosis and Treatment

...severe aortic stenosis without apparent symptoms, and those with left ventricular systolic dysfunction. Medical management of concurrent hypertension, atrial fibrillation, and coronary artery disease will lead to optimal outcomes. (Am Fam Physician. 2016;93(5):371-378. Copyright ©...

American Family Physician

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2016/0301/p371.pdf

Aortic Stenosis: Diagnosis and Treatment - American Family Physician

Mar 1, 2016 - Aortic stenosis affects 3% of persons older than 65 years. Although survival in asymptomatic patients is comparable to that in age- and sex-matched control patients, it decreases rapidly after symptoms appear. During the asymptomatic latent period, left ventricular hypertrophy and ...

American Family Physician : Article

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2016/0301/p371.html

Aortic Stenosis: Diagnosis and Treatment - American Family Physician

Sep 15, 2008 - Aortic stenosis is the most important cardiac valve disease in developed countries, affecting 3 percent of persons older than 65 years. Although the survival rate in asymptomatic patients with aortic stenosis is comparable to that in age- and sex-matched control patients, the average ...

American Family Physician : Article

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2008/0915/p717.html

APA Releases Guideline on Treatment of Patients with Major Depressive Disorder

...Hypertension SNRIs, bupropion Monitor blood pressure; keep dosage as low as possible; add antihypertensive drug Hypertensive crisis MAOIs Seek emergency treatment; if hypertension is severe, intravenous antihypertensive agents (e.g., labetalol, nitroprusside [Nitropress]) may be...

American Family Physician

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2011/0515/p1219.pdf

APA Releases Guidelines on Treatment of Patients with Major Depressive Disorder - ...

May 15, 2011 - The American Psychiatric Association (APA) recently updated its guideline on the treatment of major depressive disorder. The new evidence-based guideline summarizes recommendations on the use of antidepressants and other drug therapies; psychotherapy, including cognitive behavior ...

American Family Physician : Practice Guidelines

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2011/0515/p1219.html

Apixaban (Eliquis) for Stroke Prevention in Atrial Fibrillation

...at least one additional risk factor for major stroke (i.e., based on the CHADS2 stroke risk prediction tool [congestive heart failure, hypertension, age 75 years or older, diabetes mellitus, and stroke or transient ischemic attack]), there were only small and clinically...

American Family Physician

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2014/0415/p672.pdf

Apixaban (Eliquis) for Stroke Prevention in Atrial Fibrillation - STEPS - American ...

Apr 15, 2014 - Apixaban is at least as effective as aspirin or warfarin for preventing strokes in high-risk patients with nonvalvular atrial fibrillation, especially those who cannot or will not take warfarin. It is slightly less likely to cause major bleeding and may have better compliance because it...

American Family Physician : STEPS

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2014/0415/p672.html

Appetite Suppressants as Adjuncts for Weight Loss

...lose weight at any given time.1 Prescription weight loss medications may be appropriate for use in patients without comorbidities (e.g., hypertension, diabetes mellitus, hyper- lipidemia) who have a body mass index of 30 kg per m2 or greater, and in patients with comorbidities who...

American Family Physician

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2011/0401/od1.pdf

Appetite Suppressants as Adjuncts for Weight Loss - FPIN's Clinical Inquiries - ...

Apr 1, 2011 - Phentermine and diethylpropion are appetite suppressants approved for use in the United States as adjuncts in the treatment of obesity. These agents demonstrate a modest weight loss benefit when combined with dietary modifications and exercise.

American Family Physician : FPIN's Clinical Inquiries

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2011/0401/od1.html

Applying the "Theory of Constraints" to Solve Your Practice's Most Vexing Problem -- FPM

Oct 1, 2014 - What stands in the way of your practice achieving its goal?

Family Practice Management : Articles

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2014/0900/p18.html

Approach to Acute Headache in Adults - American Family Physician

May 15, 2013 - Approximately one-half of the adult population worldwide is affected by a headache disorder. The International Headache Society classification and diagnostic criteria can help physicians differentiate primary headaches (e.g., tension, migraine, cluster) from secondary headaches (e.g., ...

American Family Physician : Article

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2013/0515/p682.html

Appropriate Aspirin Use for Primary Prevention of Cardiovascular Disease

...Poorly controlled hypertension (risk of intracranial bleeding) Editorials 1386 American Family Physician www.aafp.org/afp Volume 83, Number 12 ◆ June 15, 2011 should be cautioned against this practice until the benefit outweighs the risk. The factor most strongly associated...

American Family Physician

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2011/0615/p1380.pdf

Appropriate Aspirin Use for Primary Prevention of Cardiovascular Disease - Editorials: ...

Jun 15, 2011 - The factor most strongly associated with appropriate aspirin use is a conversation between the patient and physician. The National Committee for Quality Assurance has proposed that health plans measure their members' use of aspirin, as well as the extent to which physicians discuss ...

American Family Physician : Editorials: Controversies in Family Medicine

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2011/0615/p1380.html

Appropriate Prescribing of Medications: An Eight-Step Approach - American Family Physician

Jan 15, 2007 - A systematic approach advocated by the World Health Organization can help minimize poor-quality and erroneous prescribing. This six-step approach to prescribing suggests that the physician should (1) evaluate and dearly define the patient's problem; (2) specify the therapeutic ...

American Family Physician : Article

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2007/0115/p231.html

Appropriate Use of Antibiotics for URIs in Children: Part II. Cough, Pharyngitis and ...

Oct 15, 1998 - This article summarizes the principles of judicious antimicrobial therapy for three of the five conditions--cough, pharyngitis, the common cold--that account for most of the outpatient use of these drugs in the United States. The principles governing the other two conditions, otitis ...

American Family Physician : Article

https://www.aafp.org/afp/1998/1015/p1335.html

Appropriate Use of Polypharmacy for Older Patients

...cocoa consumption an effective adjunctive therapy for adults with hypertension? Evidence-Based Answer Consuming 50 g of cocoa daily will lower blood pressure 2 to 3 mm Hg on average in adults with hypertension. Evidence of improved patient-oriented outcomes does not exist....

American Family Physician

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2013/0401/p484.pdf

Appropriate Use of Polypharmacy for Older Patients

...cocoa consumption an effective adjunctive therapy for adults with hypertension? Evidence-Based Answer Consuming 50 g of cocoa daily will lower blood pressure 2 to 3 mm Hg on average in adults with hypertension. Evidence of improved patient-oriented outcomes does not exist....

American Family Physician

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2013/0401/p483.pdf

April 1, 2010 - American Family Physician

...Blood Pressure Treatment Targets for Uncomplicated Hypertension Quynh Bui Effectiveness of B-Complex Vitamins for Prevention of Cardiovascular Events Clarissa Kripke Photo Quiz Chronic Productive Cough Ahmed H. Dessouki CME Quiz Commentary Letters to the...

American Family Physician

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2010/0401/

April 1, 2014 - American Family Physician

...JNC 8 Report on Prevention, Evaluation, and Treatment of Hypertension David C. Slawson No Benefit to Addition of Stenting for Treatment of Atherosclerotic Renal Artery Stenosis Nita Shrikant Kulkarni Platelet-Rich Plasma May Minimally, If at All, Benefit Patients with...

American Family Physician

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2014/0401/

April 1, 2016 - American Family Physician

...Practice Guidelines: AHA/ATS Release Guidelines on the Diagnosis and Treatment of Pediatric Pulmonary Hypertension Jennifer Wilkes Available Online and in the Mobile App Edition Patient Information Preventing Drowning: What You Should Know Recurrent Urinary Tract...

American Family Physician

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

April 15, 2013 - American Family Physician

...Diabetes: Treating Hypertension Sandeep Vijan Practice Guidelines AAN/AHS Update Recommendations for Migraine Prevention in Adults Carrie Armstrong Answering Clinical Questions Putting Prevention into Practice Screening for Intimate Partner Violence and Abuse of...

American Family Physician

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2013/0415/

April 15, 2015 - American Family Physician

...ACE Inhibitors vs. ARBs for Primary Hypertension Irbert L. Vega Cultural Competence Education for Health Care Professionals Melanie Raffoul; Kenneth W. Lin Photo Quiz Red Rash on the Back Robert P. Lennon; Alexander R. Kim Curbside Consultation Counseling...

American Family Physician

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2015/0415/

April 15, 2017 - American Family Physician

...Severe Asymptomatic Hypertension: Evaluation and Treatment Robert Gauer Peritonsillar Abscess Nicholas J. Galioto Zika Virus: Common Questions and Answers Irogue I. Igbinosa; Ingrid B. Rabe; Titilope Oduyebo; Sonja A. Rasmussen Departments AAFP News: AFP Edition...

American Family Physician

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2017/0415/

Are Beta Blockers Effective First-line Treatments for Hypertension? - Cochrane for ...

Nov 1, 2007 - Current evidence does not support the use of beta blockers as initial therapy for hypertension.

American Family Physician : Cochrane for Clinicians

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2007/1101/p1306.html

Are Metered-Dose Inhalers with Holding Chambers Better Than Nebulizers for Treating ...

Jan 1, 2003 - In the emergency room, MDIs with holding chambers are as effective as nebulizers for delivering beta2 agonists to treat acute asthma in adults and children older than age two. There might be slightly less beta2 agonist–induced tachycardia in children when MDIs with holding chambers are ...

American Family Physician : Cochrane for Clinicians

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2003/0101/p62.html

Are Obese Physicians Effective at Providing Healthy Lifestyle Counseling? - Curbside ...

Mar 1, 2007 - More than 40 percent of American adults are classified as obese by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, and obesity is associated with many comorbidities (e.g., hypertension, type 2 diabetes, asthma, depression, orthopedic problems, sleep apnea).2 Physicians are not immune to...

American Family Physician : Curbside Consultation

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2007/0301/p738.html

Are Some Screening Tests Doing More Harm Than Good? - Editorials - American Family ...

Aug 1, 2007 - ...Next: Interventions to Improve Blood Pressure Control in Patients with Hypertension View the full table of contents >> Home / Journals / afp / Vol. 76/No. 3(August 1, 2007) / Editorials: Are Some Screening Tests Doing More Harm Than Good?...

American Family Physician : Editorials

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2007/0801/p351.html

Are You Ready for Maintenance of Certification? -- FPM

Jan 1, 2005 - The new board recertification process has garnered mixed reviews from family physicians. Find out how it will impact you.

Family Practice Management : Articles

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2005/0100/p42.html

Aripiprazole vs. Other Atypical Antipsychotics for Schizophrenia - Cochrane for ...

Jun 1, 2010 - Aripiprazole is less effective in treating schizophrenia than olanzapine (Zyprexa), but has fewer metabolic and sedative adverse effects. There is no difference in effectiveness between aripiprazole and risperidone (Risperdal); however, aripiprazole may be associated with less dystonia,...

American Family Physician : Cochrane for Clinicians

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2010/0601/p1335.html

Arrhythmias and Dysrhythmias

...HTN 1 Age ≥ 75 1 Diabetes 1 Stroke/TIA 2 CHA2DS2VASC Risk Score CHF 1 HTN 1 Age ≥ 75 2 Diabetes 1 Stroke/TIA 2 Vascular Disease 1 Age 65 - 74 1 Sex (Female) 1 Anticoagulation Afib Pts CHADS2 0-1 Event Rate = 2.6% CHADS2 ≥ 2 Event Rate...

Events

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/events/fmx/handouts/fmx18-055-056.pdf

ART for HIV: Recommendations from the Interventional Antiviral Society-USA Panel

April 15, 2015 Practice Guidelines

American Family Physician

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2015/1001/p622.pdf

ART for HIV: Recommendations from the Interventional Antiviral Society-USA Panel

October 1, 2015 Cochrane for Clinicians

American Family Physician

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2015/1001/p570.pdf

ART for HIV: Recommendations from the Interventional Antiviral Society-USA Panel

October 1, 2015 Cochrane for Clinicians

American Family Physician

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2015/1001/p571.pdf

ART for HIV: Recommendations from the Interventional Antiviral Society-USA Panel

April 1, 2015 Clinical Inquiries

American Family Physician

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2015/0401/p437.pdf

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