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Arthritis and Joint Pain - American Family Physician

Nov 1, 2019 - This collection features AFP content on arthritis and joint pain, including arthritis, gout, knee osteoarthritis, monoarthritis, osteoarthritis, polyarticular joint pain, Reiter's syndrome, rheumatoid arthritis, septic arthritis, and shoulder osteoarthritis. This collection features AFP...

American Family Physician : AFP By Topic

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Arthropod Bites - American Family Physician

Dec 15, 2013 - The phylum Arthropoda includes arachnids and insects. Although their bites typically cause only local reactions, some species are venomous or transmit disease. The two medically important spiders in the United States are widow spiders (Latrodectus), the bite of which causes intense ...

American Family Physician : Article

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2013/1215/p841.html

Aseptic and Bacterial Meningitis: Evaluation, Treatment, and Prevention

September 1, 2017:Date xx, xxxx

American Family Physician

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2017/0901/p314.pdf

Aseptic and Bacterial Meningitis: Evaluation, Treatment, and Prevention - American ...

Sep 1, 2017 - The etiologies of meningitis range in severity from benign and self-limited to life-threatening with potentially severe morbidity. Bacterial meningitis is a medical emergency that requires prompt recognition and treatment. Mortality remains high despite the introduction of vaccinations ...

American Family Physician : Article

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2017/0901/p314.html

Ask FPM - Mar 2004 -- FPM

Mar 1, 2004 - ...of topics. These can focus on prevention, nutrition, exercise, smoking cessation or common conditions such as asthma, diabetes and hypertension. Some practices have a TV nook where educational videos are available for patients to choose to view. Nature programs, music and art videos...

Family Practice Management : Q&As

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2004/0300/p86.html

Aspirin for the Prevention of Cardiovascular Disease: Recommendation Statement - U.S. ...

Jun 15, 2011 - The U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) recommends the use of aspirin in men 45 to 79 years of age when the potential benefit of a reduction in myocardial infarctions (MIs) outweighs the potential harm of an increase in gastrointestinal (GI) hemorrhage.

American Family Physician : U.S. Preventive Services Task Force

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2011/0615/p1464.html

Aspirin for the Primary Prevention of Cardiovascular Events - Putting Prevention into ...

Nov 1, 2002 - Case study: ST is a 55-year-old man who you see regularly for hypertension and depression. He is overweight and sedentary, and his elder sister recently had a heart attack. He asks you whether he should take a daily aspirin, just in case.

American Family Physician : Putting Prevention into Practice

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2002/1101/p1737.html

Aspirin for the Primary Prevention of Cardiovascular Events - U.S. Preventive Services ...

May 15, 2002 - This statement summarizes the current U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) recommendations for aspirin in the primary prevention of cardiovascular events and the supporting scientific evidence.

American Family Physician : U.S. Preventive Services Task Force

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2002/0515/p2107.html

Aspirin Is as Safe and Effective as LMWH for Extended Thromboprophylaxis After Total ...

Dec 1, 2013 - Aspirin is as effective as dalteparin for extended thromboprophylaxis in patients who had total hip arthroplasty and had initially received 10 days of dalteparin prophylaxis postoperatively. Because of its relative safety, low cost, and easy administration, aspirin is an attractive ...

American Family Physician : POEMs

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2013/1201/p739.html

Aspirin Use for the Primary Prevention of Cardiovascular Disease and Colorectal Cancer

Putting Prevention into Practice

American Family Physician

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2016/1015/p661.pdf

Aspirin Use for the Primary Prevention of Cardiovascular Disease and Colorectal Cancer ...

Oct 15, 2016 - S.L. is a 55-year-old man who presents to your office for a routine refill of his antihypertension medication. He also takes a statin and an antidepressant. Although he smokes, his blood pressure and cholesterol are well controlled. His history and physical examination are unremarkable.

American Family Physician : Putting Prevention into Practice

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2016/1015/p661.html

Aspirin Use for the Primary Prevention of Cardiovascular Disease and Colorectal Cancer:...

...risk factors: age, sex, race/ethnicity, total cholesterol level, high-density lipoprotein cholesterol level, systolic blood pressure, hypertension treatment, diabetes, and smoking. An online version of the ACC/ AHA risk calculator can be found at http://tools.acc.org/...

American Family Physician

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2016/1015/od1.pdf

Aspirin Use for the Primary Prevention of Cardiovascular Disease and Colorectal Cancer:...

Oct 15, 2016 - The USPSTF recommends initiating low-dose aspirin use for the primary prevention of cardiovascular disease (CVD) and colorectal cancer (CRC) in adults aged 50 to 59 years who have a 10% or greater 10-year CVD risk, are not at increased risk for bleeding, have a life expectancy of at ...

American Family Physician : U.S. Preventive Services Task Force

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2016/1015/od1.html

Assembly Offers Readers Chance to Meet AFP Editors - Inside AFP - American Family ...

Sep 1, 2007 - ...documentation information (e.g., a coding frequency comparison worksheet) and office visit patient encounter forms (e.g., for diabetes, hypertension, sore throat). In addition, copies of AFP's Authors' Guide and the updated ICD-9 code tear-out reference from FPM will be available....

American Family Physician : Inside AFP

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2007/0901/p611.html

Assessing Bleeding Risk in Patients Taking Anticoagulants

August 15, 2017: Point-of-Care Guides

American Family Physician

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2017/1001/p465.pdf

Assessing Bleeding Risk in Patients Taking Anticoagulants - Point-of-Care Guides - ...

Oct 1, 2017 - Family physicians are often faced with the dilemma of balancing the benefit of stroke prevention with the risk of major bleeding when deciding on anticoagulation treatment in patients with atrial fibrillation. Over the past 10 years, several decision support tools have been developed ...

American Family Physician : Point-of-Care Guides

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2017/1001/p465.html

Assessment and Treatment of Depression Following Myocardial Infarction - American ...

Aug 15, 2001 - Approximately 65 percent of patients with acute myocardial infarction report experiencing symptoms of depression. Major depression is present in 15 to 22 percent of these patients. Depression is an independent risk factor in the development of and mortality associated with ...

American Family Physician : Article

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2001/0815/p641.html

Assessment and Treatment of Depression Following Myocardial Infarction -- American ...

...as beta blockers and angiotensin- converting enzyme inhibitors following myocardial infarction, or in patients taking diuretics who have hypertension or conges- tive heart failure.25 The influence of TCAs on cardiac conduc- tion is similar to that of quinidine (Quina- glute) and...

American Family Physician

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2001/0815/p641.pdf

Assessment of Asymptomatic Microscopic Hematuria in Adults

...of hematuria warrants a diagnostic workup. Dysmorphic red blood cells, cellular casts, protein- uria, elevated creatinine levels, or hypertension in the presence of microscopic hematuria should prompt concurrent nephrologic and urologic referral. The upper urinary tract is best...

American Family Physician

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2013/1201/p747.pdf

Assessment of Asymptomatic Microscopic Hematuria in Adults - American Family Physician

Dec 1, 2013 - Although routine screening for bladder cancer is not recommended, microscopic hematuria is often incidentally discovered by primary care physicians. The American Urological Association has published an updated guideline for the management of asymptomatic microscopic hematuria, which is ...

American Family Physician : Article

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2013/1201/p747.html

Assessment of Microscopic Hematuria in Adults - American Family Physician

May 15, 2006 - Microscopic hematuria, a common finding on routine urinalysis of adults, is clinically significant when three to five red blood cells per high-power field are visible. Etiologies of microscopic hematuria range from incidental causes to life-threatening urinary tract neoplasm. The lack ...

American Family Physician : Article

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2006/0515/p1748.html

Assisting Patients with Opioid Use Disorder (OUD) Treatment: Identifying and Treating ...

...• Many other chronic conditions that involve genetics, environment, and behavior: - Type 2 diabetes - Hypertension - Depression McLellan AT, Starrels JL, et al. Public Health Reviews. 2014 Jan; 35(2) Possible questions for Joe: • Any sense of loss of control around taking...

Events

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/events/fmx/handouts/fmx18-272-273.pdf

Asthma - American Family Physician

Jan 15, 2019 - This collection features AFP content on asthma and related issues, including allergens, beta agonists, chronic cough, exercise-induced bronchoconstriction, inhalers, and wheezing. This collection features AFP content on asthma and related issues, including allergens, beta agonists, ...

American Family Physician : AFP By Topic

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Asthma Days: An Approach to Planned Asthma Care -- Family Practice Management

...efficiency and effectiveness. The principles outlined here could apply to any chronic disease, such as diabetes, heart failure and hypertension. While it is not the only way to provide excellent care for chronic diseases, it has performed very well in supporting the goals we’ve set...

Family Practice Management

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2004/1000/p43.pdf

Asthma Days: An Approach to Planned Asthma Care for Family Physicians -- FPM

Oct 1, 2004 - Find out how one practice has improved care and outcomes for its asthma patients and increased practice revenue at the same time.

Family Practice Management : Articles

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2004/1000/p43.html

Asthma Update: Part I. Diagnosis, Monitoring, and Prevention of Disease Progression - ...

Sep 1, 2004 - Despite increased scientific knowledge about asthma and improved therapeutic options, the disease continues to cause significant morbidity and mortality. The National Asthma Education and Prevention Program Expert Panel has updated its clinical guidelines on asthma medications, ...

American Family Physician : Article

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2004/0901/p893.html

Asthma Update: Part I. Diagnosis, Monitoring, and Prevention of Disease Progression - ...

...system to determine severity of the disease. Unlike diseases in which objec- tive numeric values are used to establish a diagnosis (e.g., hypertension, diabetes), asthma is a clinical diagnosis that incor- porates genetic predisposition and clinical symptoms with objective measures...

American Family Physician

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2004/0901/p893.pdf

Asymptomatic Bacteriuria in Adults - American Family Physician

Sep 15, 2006 - A common dilemma in clinical medicine is whether to treat asymptomatic patients who present with bacteria in their urine. There are few scenarios in which antibiotic treatment of asymptomatic bacteruria has been shown to improve patient outcomes. Because of increasing antimicrobial ...

American Family Physician : Article

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2006/0915/p985.html

Asymptomatic Microscopic Hematuria in Adults: Summary of the AUA Best Practice Policy ...

Mar 15, 2001 - The American Urological Association (AUA) convened the Best Practice Policy Panel on Asymptomatic Microscopic Hematuria to formulate policy statements and recommendations for the evaluation of asymptomatic microhematuria in adults. The recommended definition of microscopic hematuria is ...

American Family Physician : Article

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2001/0315/p1145.html

Asymptomatic Microscopic Hematuria in Adults: Summary of the AUA Best Practice Policy ...

...Negative for 3 years Persistent hematuria, hypertension, proteinuria, glomerular bleeding Gross hematuria, abnormal cytology, irritative voiding symptoms without infection Upper tract imaging High-risk patients Patient without conditions suggestive of primary renal...

American Family Physician

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2001/0315/p1145.pdf

Asymptomatic Yellowish Papules - Photo Quiz - American Family Physician

Sep 1, 2006 - 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/2006/0901/p807.html

At Home or Abroad, ALSO Training Improves Maternal Outcomes

Dec 18, 2017 - The Advanced Life Support in Obstetrics program has helped improve maternal outcomes in other countries around the globe. Carl Olden, M.D., writes that now it's time to improve U.S. outcomes.

AAFP News : AAFP Leader Voices | AAFP News Blog : Blogs

https://www.aafp.org/news/blogs/leadervoices/entry/20171218lv-also.html

Atomoxetine for ADHD - STEPS - American Family Physician

Nov 1, 2003 - Atomoxetine is more effective than placebo for treating symptoms of ADHD in children and adults, based on short-term studies. Given safety concerns (growth retardation, potential adverse effects in slow metabolizers) and its high cost, atomoxetine should be considered only as an ...

American Family Physician : STEPS

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2003/1101/p1827.html

Atopic Dermatitis: A Review of Diagnosis and Treatment - American Family Physician

Sep 15, 1999 - Atopic dermatitis is a common, potentially debilitating condition that can compromise quality of life. Its most frequent symptom is pruritus. Attempts to relieve the itch by scratching simply worsen the rash, creating a vicious circle. Treatment should be directed at limiting itching, ...

American Family Physician : Article

https://www.aafp.org/afp/1999/0915/p1191.html

Atrial Fibrillation - American Family Physician

Oct 1, 2019 - This collection features AFP content on atrial fibrillation and related issues, including anticoagulation therapy, antiplatelet therapy, arrhythmias, and palpitations. This collection features AFP content on atrial fibrillation and related issues, including anticoagulation therapy, ...

American Family Physician : AFP By Topic

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Atrial Fibrillation (Acute) - Clinical Evidence Handbook - American Family Physician

May 1, 2004 - What are the effects of interventions to prevent embolism? What are the effects of interventions for conversion to sinus rhythm? What are the effects of interventions to control heart rate?

American Family Physician : Clinical Evidence Handbook

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2004/0501/p2173.html

Atrial Fibrillation (Chronic) - Clinical Evidence Handbook - American Family Physician

Sep 1, 2007 - What are the effects of oral medical treatments to control heart rate in persons with chronic (longer than one week) nonvalvular atrial fibrillation? What is the effect of different treatment strategies for persons with persistent nonvalvular atrial fibrillation?

American Family Physician : Clinical Evidence Handbook

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2007/0901/p701.html

Atrial Fibrillation: Diagnosis and Treatment

...Longstanding hypertension Myocardial infarction Myocarditis Pericarditis Valvular disease Wolff-Parkinson-White syndrome Noncardiac Alcoholism Cor pulmonale Drug abuse Hyperthyroidism Pneumonia Pulmonary embolism Sleep apnea Table 3. Initial...

American Family Physician

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2011/0101/p61.pdf

Atrial Fibrillation: Diagnosis and Treatment - American Family Physician

Jan 1, 2011 - Atrial fibrillation is the most common cardiac arrhythmia. It impairs cardiac function and increases the risk of stroke. The incidence of atrial fibrillation increases with age. Key treatment issues include deciding when to restore normal sinus rhythm, when to control rate only, and how...

American Family Physician : Article

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2011/0101/p61.html

Atrial Fibrillation: Outpatient Management of Non-valvular A-Fib

...- HTN, CAD, valvular disease, heart failure and cardiomyopathy - OSA, obesity, EtOH, drugs and hyperthyroidism • AF begets AF via electrical and structural remodeling - Activation of renin-angiotensin-aldosterone system (RAAS) - RAAS blockers ↓ AF in patients with HTN and heart...

Events

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/events/fmx/handouts/fmx18-058-059.pdf

Atrial Fibrillation: The Regular Irregularity

...Stroke Risk CHADS2 Risk Score CHF 1 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 * Sex only counts as risk factor for females if age > 65 (NEW) Nielsen...

Events

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/events/fmx/handouts/fmx19-014-015.pdf

Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder - American Family Physician

Sep 1, 2019 - This collection features AFP content on attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) and related issues, including the diagnosis, evaluation, and treatment of adults and children with ADHD. This collection features AFP content on attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) and ...

American Family Physician : AFP By Topic

https://www.aafp.org/afp/topicModules/viewTopicModule.htm?topicModuleId=68

Attenuating Cardiovascular Risk Factors in Patients with Type 2 Diabetes - American ...

Dec 15, 2000 - Patients with type 2 diabetes (formerly known as non-insulin-resistant diabetes) have a significantly increased risk of developing cardiovascular disease. Once clinical cardiovascular disease develops, these patients have a poorer prognosis than normoglycemic patients. By inducing ...

American Family Physician : Article

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2000/1215/p2633.html

Atypical Moles: Diagnosis and Management - American Family Physician

Jun 1, 2015 - Atypical moles are benign pigmented lesions. Although they are benign, they exhibit some of the clinical and histologic features of malignant melanoma. They are more common in fair-skinned individuals and in those with high sun exposure. Atypical moles are characterized by size of 6 mm ...

American Family Physician : Article

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2015/0601/p762.html

AUA Updates Guidelines on Management of Erectile Dysfunction - Practice Guidelines - ...

Jan 15, 2006 - The American Urological Association (AUA) has updated its 1996 recommendations on the treatment of erectile dysfunction (ED). ED results from a combination of vascular, neurologic, hormonal, and psychologic factors.

American Family Physician : Practice Guidelines

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2006/0115/p340.html

August 1, 2002 - American Family Physician

...Managing Hypertension in Athletes and Physically Active Patients Mark W. Niedfeldt Using ACE Inhibitors Appropriately Daphne P. Bicket Departments AAFP News: AFP Edition Newsletter Matthew J. Neff Clinical Briefs Clinical Briefs Brian Torrey Clinical...

American Family Physician

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2002/0801/

August 1, 2006 - American Family Physician

...Beta Blockers as First-Line Therapy for Hypertension? Regular Exercise Reduces Dementia Risk Noncaloric Drinks Promote Weight Loss in Adolescents POEMS Omega-3 Fats Do Not Affect Mortality Rates Dental Restoration with Amalgam Safe in Children Mammography...

American Family Physician

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2006/0801/

August 1, 2007 - American Family Physician

...Interventions to Improve Blood Pressure Control in Patients with Hypertension Kathryn Holder Alpha-glucosidase Inhibitors May Reduce the Risk of Type 2 Diabetes Jessica Servey Antiretroviral Prophylaxis for Occupational Exposure to HIV Clarissa Kripke Photo Quiz...

American Family Physician

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

August 1, 2009 - American Family Physician

...Radiologic Evaluation of Suspected Renovascular Hypertension Robert P. Hartman; Akira Kawashima Departments Keeping Up to Date Tips From Other Journals POEMS Practice Guidelines ACP Guideline on Second-Generation Antidepressants for Depression Treatment Elizabeth...

American Family Physician

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2009/0801/

August 15, 2005 - American Family Physician

...Olmesartan (Benicar) for Hypertension Kristina E. Ward; Anne L. Hume Answering Clinical Questions Point-of-Care Guides Determining Prognosis for Patients with Terminal Cancer Mark H. Ebell Photo Quiz Annular Lesions Francis X. Hall; David W. Bray Curbside...

American Family Physician

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

August 15, 2008 - American Family Physician

...Which Diuretic Should Be Used for the Treatment of Hypertension? Mohammad G. Saklayen Medicine and Society AAFP News: AFP Edition AAFP News Now: AFP Edition Close-ups The Unexpected When Expecting Jo Marie Reilly Patient Information Enuresis: What You...

American Family Physician

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2008/0815/

August 15, 2010 - American Family Physician

...Pulmonary Arterial Hypertension: An Update on Diagnosis and Treatment Richard Stringham; Nipa R. Shah Managing the Adverse Effects of Radiation Therapy Franklin J. Berkey Prostatitis: Diagnosis and Treatment Victoria J. Sharp; Elizabeth B. Takacs; Charles R. Powell...

American Family Physician

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2010/0815/

Aultman Final Report

...smokers smoked less than 1 pack per day. The most frequently reported comorbid conditions were depression/anxiety/bipolar (9 patients), hypertension (6 patients) and lung disease (5 patients). Fourteen patients had attempted to quit between 1 and 5 times in their lives. The longest...

Patient Care

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/patient_care/tobacco/Mini-Grants/aultman-final-report.pdf

Authors Response-FINAL.doc

...about what constitutes an actionable level of risk (e.g., 10% for aspirin, 20% for cholesterol reduction, and any risk level for hypertension treatment and smoking cessation) according to current practice guidelines." Please create a table that shows thresholds for intervention,...

American Family Physician

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

Autism Spectrum Disorder: Primary Care Principles - American Family Physician

Dec 15, 2016 - Autism spectrum disorder is characterized by difficulty with social communication and restricted, repetitive patterns of behavior, interest, or activities. The Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, 5th ed., created an umbrella diagnosis that includes several previously ...

American Family Physician : Article

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2016/1215/p972.html

Autoimmune Bullous Dermatoses: A Review - American Family Physician

May 1, 2002 - Bullous dermatoses can be debilitating and possibly fatal. A selection of autoimmune blistering diseases, including pemphigus vulgaris, paraneoplastic pemphigus, bullous pemphigoid, cicatricial pemphigoid, dermatitis herpetiformis and linear IgA dermatosis are reviewed. Pemphigus ...

American Family Physician : Article

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2002/0501/p1861.html

Autoimmune Bullous Dermatoses: A Review -- American Family Physician

...side effects, and patients must be moni- tored closely for infection, renal and liver function abnormalities, electrolyte distur- bances, hypertension, diabetes, anemia, and gastrointestinal bleeding. Paraneoplastic Pemphigus Paraneoplastic pemphigus is an extremely rare...

American Family Physician

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2002/0501/p1861.pdf

Automated Ambulatory Blood Pressure Monitoring: Clinical Utility in the Family Practice...

Jun 1, 2003 - Although the percentage of patients who are treated for hypertension has increased, the percentage of those who demonstrate control of blood pressure has declined. As a result of this trend, clinicians may increasingly rely on ambulatory blood pressure monitoring to improve the ...

American Family Physician : Article

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2003/0601/p2343.html

Automated Ambulatory Blood Pressure Monitoring: Clinical Utilityin the Family Practice ...

...compliance with the American Heart Association guidelines, remain the gold standard for decision-making in the diagnosis and treatment of hypertension.1,4 Recent stud- ies, however, indicate that ABPM data may more accurately reflect a patient’s actual blood pressure than casual or...

American Family Physician

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2003/0601/p2343.pdf

Autosomal Dominant Polycystic Kidney Disease

Date xx, xxxx Scientific

American Family Physician

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2014/0901/p303.pdf

Autosomal Dominant Polycystic Kidney Disease - American Family Physician

Sep 1, 2014 - Autosomal dominant polycystic kidney disease (ADPKD) is the most common inherited cause of kidney disease. Enlarging cysts within the kidneys are the clinical hallmark of the disease. Renal manifestations include varying degrees of kidney injury, urinary tract infections, kidney stones,...

American Family Physician : Article

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2014/0901/p303.html

Back Pain - American Family Physician

Dec 1, 2019 - This collection features content from AFP on back pain and related issues, including chronic and acute low back pain, lumbar spinal stenosis, sciatica, and vertebral compression fractures. This collection features content from AFP on back pain and related issues, including chronic and ...

American Family Physician : AFP By Topic

https://www.aafp.org/afp/topicModules/viewTopicModule.htm?topicModuleId=109

Back to the Future: The Telemedicine House Call -- FPM

Jan 1, 1998 - This pilot project showed that high-tech can mean high-touch.

Family Practice Management : Articles

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/1998/0100/p18.html

Balancing Act: There Is More to My Life Than Just Medicine

Apr 22, 2015 - Balancing Act: There Is More to My Life Than Just Medicine

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

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

Bare Arm Best for Blood Pressure Measurement - POEMs - American Family Physician

Jun 1, 2017 - To get the most accurate measure, let patients sit for a few minutes, and then measure their blood pressure on a completely bare arm. Does a difference of 4 mm systolic and 6 to 7 mm diastolic matter?

American Family Physician : POEMs

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2017/0601/p733.html

Basic EHR Use Rising, but Data-sharing, Patient Engagement Lag Behind

Aug 22, 2014 - Adoption of electronic health records among physicians in all specialties continues to increase steadily, with family physicians leading the way. According to a recent Health Affairs study, however, health information exchange between institutions and engaging patients through ...

AAFP News : Practice and Professional Issues

https://www.aafp.org/news/practice-professional-issues/20140822healthaffehrstudy.html

Baton Rouge Family Physician Receives Public Health Award at American Academy of Family...

Oct 14, 2009 - Rani G. Whitfield, M.D., a family physician from Baton Rouge, LA., was awarded the 2009 Public Health Award by the American Academy of Family Physicians at its annual meeting in Boston, MA. The AAFP’s Public Health Award recognizes individuals who have made or are making extraordinary ...

Press Center : News Releases and Statements

https://www.aafp.org/media-center/releases-statements/all/2009/2009publichealthaward-whitfield.html

Baylor College of Medicine Praactice Training Opportunity

...screening for hypertension. And yet, alcohol SBI remains one of the least adopted of these evidence- based services. Assisting family medicine practices in implementing and sustaining this service is an impactful way to improve the health of the patients and communities served...

Patient Care

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/patient_care/alcohol/baylor-training-flyer.pdf

Becoming an Effective Physician Leader -- FPM

May 1, 1999 - Your clinical practice has planted the seeds of leadership skills, but they need intensive cultivation to flourish.

Family Practice Management : Articles

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/1999/0500/p35.html

Behavioral Counseling in Primary Care to Promote a Healthy Diet - Putting Prevention ...

Jul 1, 2003 - Case study: More than 80 percent of Americans eat fewer than the recommended number of daily servings of fruit, vegetables, and grain products. Furthermore, they receive more than the recommended proportions of daily calories from saturated fat and total fat. You contemplate ...

American Family Physician : Putting Prevention into Practice

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2003/0701/p147.html

Behavioral Counseling in Primary Care to Promote a Healthy Diet - U.S. Preventive ...

Jun 15, 2003 - This statement summarizes the current U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) recommendations on counseling to promote a healthy diet in primary care patients and the supporting scientific evidence, and it updates the 1996 recommendations contained in the Guide to Clinical ...

American Family Physician : U.S. Preventive Services Task Force

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2003/0615/p2573.html

Behavioral Counseling in Primary Care to Promote Physical Activity - Putting Prevention...

May 1, 2003 - Case study: SR, a 40-year-old woman with no significant medical history other than smoking, comes to you for a check-up. You counsel her on smoking cessation and review her preventive health needs. You wonder if you should counsel SR regarding physical activity.

American Family Physician : Putting Prevention into Practice

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2003/0501/p1975.html

Behavioral Counseling in Primary Care to Promote Physical Activity: Recommendations and...

Nov 15, 2002 - This statement summarizes the current U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) recommendation on counseling by primary care physicians to promote physical activity and the supporting scientific evidence, and it updates the 1996 recommendations contained in the Guide to Clinical ...

American Family Physician : U.S. Preventive Services Task Force

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2002/1115/p1931.html

Behavioral Counseling Interventions to Promote a Healthful Diet and Physical Activity ...

Jun 15, 2013 - ...Population: General adult population without a known diagnosis of hypertension, diabetes mellitus, hyperlipidemia, or cardiovascular disease (CVD). Recommendation: Although the correlation among healthful diet, physical activity, and the incidence of CVD is strong, existing evidence...

American Family Physician : U.S. Preventive Services Task Force

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2013/0615/od1.html

Behavioral Counseling to Promote a Healthful Diet and Physical Activity for ...

September 15, 2015 Putting Prevention into Practice

American Family Physician

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2015/0915/p509.pdf

Behavioral Counseling to Promote a Healthful Diet and Physical Activity for ...

Sep 15, 2015 - J.W., a 34-year-old man who smokes, presents for his annual checkup for hypertension. Hisblood pressure is elevated (142/95 mm Hg), and he has gained 10 lb (4.5 kg) since his lastvisit. J.W. is now considered overweight, with a body mass index (BMI) of 27 kg per m2. He reports no other ...

American Family Physician : Putting Prevention into Practice

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2015/0915/p509.html

Behavioral Counseling to Promote a Healthful Diet and Physical Activity for ...

May 1, 2015 - The USPSTF recommends offering or referring adults who are overweight or obese and have additional cardiovascular disease (CVD) risk factors to intensive behavioral counseling interventions to promote a healthful diet and physical activity for CVD prevention.

American Family Physician : U.S. Preventive Services Task Force

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2015/0501/od1.html

Behavioral Counseling to Promote a Healthful Diet and Physical Activity for ...

May 1, 2015 USPSTF

American Family Physician

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2015/0501/od1.pdf

Behavioral Counseling to Promote a Healthful Diet and Physical Activity for ...

Nov 15, 2017 - The USPSTF recommends that primary care professionals individualize the decision to offer or refer adults without obesity who do not have hypertension, dyslipidemia, abnormal blood glucose levels, or diabetes to behavioral counseling to promote a healthful diet and physical activity.

American Family Physician : U.S. Preventive Services Task Force

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2017/1115/od2.html

Behavioral Counseling to Promote a Healthful Diet and Physical Activity for ...

November 15, 2017: USPSTF

American Family Physician

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2017/1115/od2.pdf

Behavioral Disorders in Dementia: Appropriate Nondrug Interventions and Antipsychotic Use

August 15, 2016

American Family Physician

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2016/0815/p276.pdf

Behavioral Disorders in Dementia: Appropriate Nondrug Interventions and Antipsychotic ...

Aug 15, 2016 - Behavioral and psychological symptoms of dementia pose management challenges for caregivers and clinicians. Firstline nonpharmacologic treatments include eliminating physical and emotional stressors, modifying the patient’s environment, and establishing daily routines. Family members ...

American Family Physician : Article

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2016/0815/p276.html

Behavioral health referrals and treatment initiation rates in integrated primary care: ...

This study presents the results of a multisite card study organized by The Collaborative Care Research Network, a subnetwork of the American Academy of Family Physicians’ National Research Network devoted to conducting practice-based research focused on the provision of BH and health ...

Patient Care

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

Behavioral Weight Loss Interventions to Prevent Obesity-Related Morbidity and Mortality...

Apr 15, 2019 - The USPSTF recommends that clinicians offer or refer adults with a body mass index (BMI) of 30 or higher (calculated as weight in kilograms divided by height in meters squared) to intensive, multicomponent behavioral interventions.

American Family Physician : U.S. Preventive Services Task Force

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2019/0415/od1.html

Benefits of AAFP Membership for New Physicians

...and improvement strategies through METRIC, an online program designed to fulfill MC-FP Part IV. Topics include asthma, diabetes, hypertension, and geriatrics. PRACTICE MANAGEMENT • FPM Toolbox-more than 150 practice management tools, with flow sheets, encounter forms, billing...

Med School and Residency

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/medical_education_residency/residency/new-physician-membership.pdf

Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia and Male Lower Urinary Tract Symptoms

...with finasteride, and may be most effective in men with more severe symptoms of BPH or with hypertension. • Caution: A drug safety alert has been issued on the risk of intraoperative floppy iris syndrome during cataract surgery with tamsulosin and probably with other alpha...

American Family Physician

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2012/0815/p359.pdf

Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia and Male Lower Urinary Tract Symptoms - Clinical Evidence ...

Aug 15, 2012 - What are the effects of medical, herbal, and surgical treatments in men with BPH?

American Family Physician : Clinical Evidence Handbook

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2012/0815/p359.html

Benzodiazepines and Alzheimer Disease

January 15, 2015 Journal Club

American Family Physician

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2015/0201/p191.pdf

Benzodiazepines and Alzheimer Disease - AFP Journal Club - American Family Physician

Feb 1, 2015 - Benzodiazepine exposure over the preceding five years seems to be associated with an increased likelihood of an Alzheimer disease diagnosis. A dose-response gradient also seems to exist.

American Family Physician : AFP Journal Club

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2015/0201/p191.html

Beta Blocker Therapy for Chronic Heart Failure - American Family Physician

Nov 15, 2000 - Recent studies have shown that beta blocker therapy improves survival and reduces hospitalizations in patients who have chronic heart failure and left ventricular systolic dysfunction, the majority of whom are under the management of primary care physicians. Appropriate patient ...

American Family Physician : Article

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2000/1115/p2267.html

Beta Blockers Compared with Other Drug Options for the Treatment of Hypertension - ...

Feb 1, 2018 - Although beta blockers seem to have a positive impact on patient-oriented evidence that matters in patients with hypertension, they appear to be inferior when compared with other medications.

American Family Physician : Medicine by the Numbers

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2018/0201/od1.html

Beta-Blocker Use in Patients with COPD - Cochrane for Clinicians - American Family ...

Dec 1, 2006 - In 20 studies of cardioselective beta blockers in patients with COPD, participants had no adverse pulmonary or respiratory effects. Because of their salutary cardiovascular effects, cardioselective beta blockers should not be withheld from patients with COPD.

American Family Physician : Cochrane for Clinicians

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2006/1201/p1858.html

Beta2 Agonists for Acute Cough or a Clinical Diagnosis of Acute Bronchitis - Cochrane ...

May 1, 2017 - There is insufficient evidence to determine whether beta2 agonists can improve symptoms for children with acute cough or bronchitis with wheeze. Beta2 agonists are not likely to benefit and may cause adverse effects in adults who do not have evidence of airflow restriction (number ...

American Family Physician : Cochrane for Clinicians

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2017/0501/p551.html

Big Business and Bad Medicine -- FPM

Jun 1, 1999 - Editorial arguing that efforts to make medicine into big business are doomed to failure because they are economically unsound and because medicine is an art, not a business, and an art that depends on the doctor being set apart as special, not shoved into a slot with other providers.

Family Practice Management : Opinion

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/1999/0600/p8.html

Big Drop Seen in Diabetes-related Kidney Disease in Native Americans

Jan 18, 2017 - A recently released Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report showed diabetes-related end-stage renal disease among Native American adults decreased 54 percent from 1996 to 2013.

AAFP News : Health of the Public

https://www.aafp.org/news/health-of-the-public/20170118mmwrdiabetesesrd.html

Bilateral Knee Pain - Photo Quiz - American Family Physician

Oct 15, 2006 - 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/2006/1015/p1377.html

Bilateral Lower Extremity Discoloration - Photo Quiz - American Family Physician

Aug 15, 2019 - ...His medical history included diabetes mellitus, hypertension, hyperlipidemia, and obstructive sleep apnea. His medications included hydrochlorothiazide, metformin, glipizide (Glucotrol), minocycline (Minocin), and pravastatin (Pravachol). Six weeks before presentation, he had right...

American Family Physician : Photo Quiz

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2019/0815/p239.html

Billing for Your Work With Surgeons -- FPM

Aug 1, 2004 - Coding and billing for services when a patient is undergoing surgery and is also under the care of a surgeon can be challenging for family physicians; the author explains how to do it right.

Family Practice Management : Articles

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2004/0700/p16.html

Bleeding and Bruising: A Diagnostic Work-up - American Family Physician

Apr 15, 2008 - Primary care physicians are often asked about easy bruising, excessive bleeding, or risk of bleeding before surgery. A thorough history, including a family history, will guide the appropriate work-up, and a physical examination may provide clues to diagnosis. A standardized bleeding ...

American Family Physician : Article

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2008/0415/p1117.html

Blood Pressure Goal of 140 to 150 mm Hg Is Best for Patients with Diabetes - POEMs - ...

Jul 1, 2016 - Although most recent practice guidelines have relaxed the blood pressure goals for patients with diabetes, there are still a few holdouts that suggest aggressive treatment. This analysis shows that the ideal range for hypertension control in patients with diabetes is between 140 and 150...

American Family Physician : POEMs

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2016/0701/p59a.html

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