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Obstetrics Member Interest Group -- Member Interest Groups

Jan 3, 2019 - Join the AAFP Obstetrics AAFP Member Interest Group and learn about their objectives and long-term goals.

Membership : Involve

https://www.aafp.org/membership/involve/mig/obstetrics.html

Academy Adds Obstetrics Member Interest Group

Jan 23, 2019 - A new AAFP member interest group on obstetrics aims to help family physicians integrate comprehensive, evidence-based maternity health care into their practices.

AAFP News : Inside the Academy

https://www.aafp.org/news/inside-aafp/20190123obmig.html

Sponsor a Basic Life Support in Obstetrics (BLSOSM) Course -- BLSO

Mar 7, 2018 - Bring the Basic Life Support in Obstetrics (BLSO) Course to your area to equip emergency personnel and first responders with life-saving maternity care knowledge and skills.

CME : Program Resources

https://www.aafp.org/cme/programs/blso/sponsor.html

Obstetric Ultrasound Examination (Position Paper)

Aug 24, 2018 - Read AAFP's policy on Obstetric Ultrasound Examination (Position Paper)

About AAFP |AAFP Policies and Recommendations : Policies

https://www.aafp.org/about/policies/all/ultrasonography-diagnostic.html

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

Repair of Obstetric Perineal Lacerations - American Family Physician

Oct 15, 2003 - Family physicians who deliver babies must frequently repair perineal lacerations after episiotomy or spontaneous obstetric tears. Effective repair requires a knowledge of perineal anatomy and surgical technique. Perineal lacerations are classified according to their depth. Sequelae of ...

American Family Physician : Article

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2003/1015/p1585.html

Basic Life Support in Obstetrics (BLSO)

Jul 1, 2014 - Learn about the Basic Life Support in Obstetrics (BLSO) program, which prepares participants to manage normal labor and obstetrical emergencies.

CME : Program Resources

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

Family Physicians Practicing High-Volume Obstetric Care Have Recently Dropped by ...

Jun 15, 2017 - Previous research has shown a decline in the percentage of family physicians practicing low- or medium-volume obstetrics. Using 13 years of data through 2016, we found continued declines in low- and medium-volume obstetrics, in addition to a new 50% decrease in family physicians ...

American Family Physician : Graham Center Policy One-Pagers

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2017/0615/p762.html

Serve as Basic Life Support in Obstetrics (BLSO) Course Faculty -- BLSO

Apr 28, 2015 - Learn about the various ways to serve as a faculty member for the AAFP's Basic Life Support in Obstetrics (BLSO) program, including qualifications and role responsibilities.

CME : Program Resources

https://www.aafp.org/cme/programs/blso/faculty.html

Reducing Obstetric Hemorrhage: Recommendations from the National Partnership for ...

Oct 1, 2015 - A consensus bundle, with recommendations for reducing and managing obstetric hemorrhage and improving overall maternal care, has been published by the National Partnership for Maternal Safety.

American Family Physician : Practice Guidelines

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2015/1001/p643.html

Advanced Life Support in Obstetrics (ALSO) Program Celebrates 20 Years, Care Improved ...

Oct 28, 2013 - Advanced Life Support in Obstetrics (ALSO), a widely adopted training program credited with saving the lives of thousands of mothers and babies across the globe since its launch, celebrates its 20th anniversary this month.

Press Center : News Releases and Statements

https://www.aafp.org/media-center/releases-statements/all/2013/release-statement5.html

Postpartum Hemorrhage: Prevention and Treatment - American Family Physician

Apr 1, 2017 - Postpartum hemorrhage is common and can occur in patients without risk factors for hemorrhage. Active management of the third stage of labor should be used routinely to reduce its incidence. Use of oxytocin after delivery of the anterior shoulder is the most important and effective ...

American Family Physician : Article

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2017/0401/p442.html

Basic Life Support in Obstetrics Course Teaches First-Responders Critical Delivery Skills

Mar 1, 2013 - LEAWOOD, Kan. - Home births are on the rise despite higher neonatal mortality rates, making it more important than ever to prepare first responders to manage both normal labor and obstetrical emergencies. The American Academy of Family Physicians has developed the Basic Life Support in ...

Press Center : News Releases and Statements

https://www.aafp.org/media-center/releases-statements/all/2013/blso.html

The Pregnant Patient: Managing Common Acute Medical Problems - American Family Physician

Nov 1, 2018 - Women often see their primary care physicians for common acute conditions during pregnancy. These conditions may be caused by pregnancy (obstetric problems) or worsened by pregnancy (obstetrically aggravated problems), or they may require special consideration during pregnancy because ...

American Family Physician : Article

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2018/1101/p595.html

Point-of-Care Guides - American Family Physician

Dec 15, 2018 - This collection features AFP content from the Point-of-Care Guides collection on topics related to anticoagulation, cancer, cardiovascular issues, diabetes, gastrointestinal issues, infectious diseases, mortality risk, musculoskeletal issues, neurologic issues, obstetric issues, ...

American Family Physician : AFP By Topic

https://www.aafp.org/afp/topicModules/viewTopicModule.htm?topicModuleId=75

Drop in FPs Providing Obstetric Care Alarms Researchers

Jul 2, 2017 - Researchers are concerned about recent study data that show a significant drop in the percentage of family physicians who provide obstetric care.

AAFP News : Practice and Professional Issues

https://www.aafp.org/news/practice-professional-issues/20170702obstetricsdrop.html

Obstetric Care Today

Sep 7, 2017 - David Weismiller, MD, ScM, FAAFP, who directs the AAFP Board Review Express Live Course, has provided Maternity care for 25 years. He started this year as a professor at the new University of Nevada-Las Vegas School of Medicine and provides full scope care as part of UNLV Medicine.

Events : Family Medicine Experience (FMX)

https://www.aafp.org/events/fmx/about/past-future/highlights17/news/cme-session-preview-obstetric-care-today.html

Maternal/Child Care (Obstetrics/Perinatal Care)

Aug 24, 2018 - Read the AAFP's policy on maternal and child care, a core discipline of family medicine specialty.

About AAFP |AAFP Policies and Recommendations : Policies

https://www.aafp.org/about/policies/all/maternal-child.html

Intrapartum Fetal Monitoring - American Family Physician

Dec 15, 2009 - Continuous electronic fetal monitoring was developed in the 1960s to assist in the diagnosis of fetal hypoxia during labor. Continuous electronic fetal monitoring has been shown to reduce the incidence of neonatal seizures, but there has been no beneficial effect in decreasing cerebral ...

American Family Physician : Article

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

Gynecologic Procedures: Colposcopy, Treatments of Cervical Intraepithelial Neoplasia, ...

Jun 15, 2013 - Women who have abnormal Papanicolaou test results may undergo colposcopy to determine the biopsy site for histologic evaluation. Traditional grading systems do not accurately assess lesion severity because colposcopic impression alone is unreliable for diagnosis. The likelihood of ...

American Family Physician : Article

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2013/0615/p836.html

BLSO Provider Course in Kansas City, MO -- CME

Feb 13, 2019 - Learn standardized skills at the AAFP’s Basic Life Support in Obstetrics (BLSO) Provider course in Kansas City, MO.

CME : CME by Topic

https://www.aafp.org/cme/cme-topic/all/blso-provider/kansas-city.html

Revised Obstetric Data Definitions Are Open for Comment

Nov 21, 2012 - The American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG) has posted revised obstetric data definitions for public comment, and the AAFP is encouraging its members to participate. The more than 60 obstetrical definitions were revised at and after the reVITALize Obstetric Data ...

AAFP News : Health of the Public

https://www.aafp.org/news/health-of-the-public/20121121obstetricdefinitions.html

ALSO Provider Course in Leawood, KS -- CME

Jan 25, 2019 - Earn CME credit at the AAFP’s Advanced Life Support in Obstetrics (ALSO) Provider course in Kansas City, MO (Leawood, KS).

CME : CME by Topic

https://www.aafp.org/cme/cme-topic/all/also-provider/leawood10.html

ALSO Provider Course in Leawood, KS -- CME

Jan 25, 2019 - Earn CME credit at the AAFP’s Advanced Life Support in Obstetrics (ALSO) Provider course in Kansas City, MO (Leawood, KS).

CME : CME by Topic

https://www.aafp.org/cme/cme-topic/all/also-provider/leawood11.html

ALSO Provider Course in Leawood, KS -- CME

Jan 25, 2019 - Earn CME credit at the AAFP’s Advanced Life Support in Obstetrics (ALSO) Provider course in Kansas City, MO (Leawood, KS).

CME : CME by Topic

https://www.aafp.org/cme/cme-topic/all/also-provider/leawood12.html

ALSO Provider Course in Leawood, KS -- CME

Jan 25, 2019 - Earn CME credit at the AAFP’s Advanced Life Support in Obstetrics (ALSO) Provider course in Kansas City, MO (Leawood, KS).

CME : CME by Topic

https://www.aafp.org/cme/cme-topic/all/also-provider/leawood9.html

ALSO Provider Course in Philadelphia, PA -- CME

Jan 3, 2019 - Earn CME credit at the AAFP’s Advanced Life Support in Obstetrics (ALSO) Provider course in Philadelphia, PA.

CME : CME by Topic

https://www.aafp.org/cme/cme-topic/all/also-provider/philadelphia.html

ALSO Provider Course in Washington, DC (Reston, VA) -- CME

Jan 3, 2019 - Earn CME credit at the AAFP’s Advanced Life Support in Obstetrics (ALSO) Provider course in Washington, DC (Reston, VA).

CME : CME by Topic

https://www.aafp.org/cme/cme-topic/all/also-provider/reston.html

ALSO Instructor Course in Kansas City, MO (Leawood, KS) -- CME

Jan 25, 2019 - Earn CME credits at the AAFP’s Advanced Life Support in Obstetrics (ALSO) course in Kansas City, MO (Leawood, KS). Active ALSO Provider status required.

CME : CME by Topic

https://www.aafp.org/cme/cme-topic/all/also-instructor/leawood6.html

ALSO Instructor Course in Kansas City, MO (Leawood, KS) -- CME

Jan 25, 2019 - Earn CME credits at the AAFP’s Advanced Life Support in Obstetrics (ALSO) course in Kansas City, MO (Leawood, KS). Active ALSO Provider status required.

CME : CME by Topic

https://www.aafp.org/cme/cme-topic/all/also-instructor/leawood7.html

ALSO Instructor Course in Kansas City, MO (Leawood, KS) -- CME

Jan 3, 2019 - Earn CME credits at the AAFP’s Advanced Life Support in Obstetrics (ALSO) course in Kansas City, MO (Leawood, KS), June 21. Active ALSO Provider status required.

CME : CME by Topic

https://www.aafp.org/cme/cme-topic/all/also-instructor/leawood5.html

ALSO Instructor Course in Philadelphia, PA -- CME

Jan 3, 2019 - Earn CME credits at the AAFP’s Advanced Life Support in Obstetrics (ALSO) course in Philadelphia, PA, September 23. Active ALSO Provider status required.

CME : CME by Topic

https://www.aafp.org/cme/cme-topic/all/also-instructor/philadelphia.html

ALSO Instructor Course in Washington, DC (Reston, VA) -- CME

Jan 3, 2019 - Earn CME credits at the AAFP’s Advanced Life Support in Obstetrics (ALSO) course in Washington, DC (Reston, VA). Active ALSO Provider status required.

CME : CME by Topic

https://www.aafp.org/cme/cme-topic/all/also-instructor/reston.html

ALSO Instructor Course in Washington, DC (Reston, VA) -- CME

Jan 3, 2019 - Earn CME credits at the AAFP’s Advanced Life Support in Obstetrics (ALSO) course in Washington, DC (Reston, VA). Active ALSO Provider status required.

CME : CME by Topic

https://www.aafp.org/cme/cme-topic/all/also-instructor/reston2.html

ALSO Provider Course in Las Vegas, NV -- CME

Dec 5, 2018 - Earn CME credit at the AAFP’s Advanced Life Support in Obstetrics (ALSO) Provider course in Las Vegas, NV, May 2- 3, 2019.

CME : CME by Topic

https://www.aafp.org/cme/cme-topic/all/also-provider/las-vegas.html

ALSO Provider Course in Leawood, KS -- CME

Sep 27, 2018 - Earn CME credit at the AAFP’s Advanced Life Support in Obstetrics (ALSO) Provider course in Kansas City, MO (Leawood, KS).

CME : CME by Topic

https://www.aafp.org/cme/cme-topic/all/also-provider/leawood7.html

ALSO Provider Course in Leawood, KS -- CME

Sep 27, 2018 - Earn CME credit at the AAFP’s Advanced Life Support in Obstetrics (ALSO) Provider course in Kansas City, MO (Leawood, KS).

CME : CME by Topic

https://www.aafp.org/cme/cme-topic/all/also-provider/leawood8.html

Global ALSO -- ALSO

Jun 26, 2018 - Discover the difference being made by the Advanced Life Support in Obstetrics (ALSO) reducing infant and maternal morbidity and mortality throughout the world.

CME : Program Resources

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

Course Introduces U.S. Medical Students, First Responders to Handling Obstetric ...

Apr 17, 2012 - The AAFP soon will be offering a Basic Life Support in Obstetrics course tailored to U.S. medical and nursing students, emergency medical technicians, and other first responders. According to Diana Winslow, R.N., AAFP manager of maternity care and patient safety, the program was ...

AAFP News : Physician Education and Development

https://www.aafp.org/news/education-professional-development/20120417blsocourse.html

Cervical Treatment Associated with Adverse Obstetric Outcomes - POEMs - American Family...

Dec 1, 2016 - Cervical treatments for dysplasia and early cervical carcinoma are associated with subsequent risk of preterm birth. Excisional treatments carry higher risk than ablative treatments, and multiple treatments carry higher risk than single treatments. The frequency and severity of ...

American Family Physician : POEMs

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2016/1201/p933a.html

Abnormal Uterine Bleeding in Premenopausal Women - American Family Physician

Apr 1, 2019 - Abnormal uterine bleeding is a common symptom in women. The acronym PALM-COEIN facilitates classification, with PALM referring to structural etiologies (polyp, adenomyosis, leiomyoma, malignancy and hyperplasia), and COEIN referring to nonstructural etiologies (coagulopathy, ovulatory ...

American Family Physician : Article

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2019/0401/p435.html

ALSO Permission Requests -- ALSO

Oct 9, 2017 - Advanced Learning Support in Obstetrics (ALSO) publications and other material are copyrighted by the AAFP and all rights are reserved. The AAFP may grant permission to use or reprint copyrighted material.

CME : Program Resources

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

ALSO Armed Forces -- ALSO

Jun 22, 2017 - Advanced Learning Support in Obstetrics (ALSO) is an approved option for Department of Defense-mandated training for staff involved in the provision of military maternity care and meets all requirements of the program. Gain the specific teaching skills required to facilitate the ...

CME : Program Resources

https://www.aafp.org/cme/programs/also/armed-forces.html

Second Trimester Pregnancy Loss - American Family Physician

Nov 1, 2007 - Second trimester pregnancy loss is uncommon, but it should be regarded as an important event in a woman's obstetric history. Fetal abnormalities, including chromosomal problems, and maternal anatomic factors, immunologic factors, infection, and thrombophilia should be considered; ...

American Family Physician : Article

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2007/1101/p1341.html

Hold an ALSO Instructor Course -- ALSO

Mar 7, 2018 - Learn how to offer an Advanced Life Support in Obstetrics (ALSO) Instructor Course in your area.

CME : Program Resources

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

Hold an ALSO Provider Course -- ALSO

Jan 19, 2018 - Learn how to offer an Advanced Life Support in Obstetrics (ALSO) Provider Course in your area.

CME : Program Resources

https://www.aafp.org/cme/programs/also/hold/provider-blended.html

Become an ALSO Approved Instructor -- ALSO

Oct 18, 2017 - Gain the specific teaching skills required to facilitate the didactic lectures, hands-on small group workstations, and testing stations included in an Advanced Learning Support in Obstetrics (ALSO) Course.

CME : Program Resources

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

Methods for Cervical Ripening and Induction of Labor - American Family Physician

May 15, 2003 - Induction of labor is common in obstetric practice. According to the most current studies, the rate varies from 9.5 to 33.7 percent of all pregnancies annually. In the absence of a ripe or favorable cervix, a successful vaginal birth is less likely. Therefore, cervical ripening or ...

American Family Physician : Article

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2003/0515/p2123.html

Questions About ALSO? -- ALSO

Dec 14, 2016 - Find answers to frequently asked questions regarding the AAFP's Advanced Life Support in Obstetrics (ALSO).

CME : Program Resources

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

BLSOSM Provider Course Overview -- BLSO

Jun 24, 2016 - Learn about the Basic Life Support in Obstetrics (BLSO) course curriculum designed to equip first responders with the skills needed to assist in obstetric emergency situations.

CME : Program Resources

https://www.aafp.org/cme/programs/blso/overview.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

Attend a BLSOSM Course -- BLSO

Oct 16, 2015 - View the full schedule of upcoming Basic Life Support in Obstetrics (BLSO℠) Courses being offered by the AAFP and other approved course sponsors.

CME : Program Resources

https://www.aafp.org/cme/programs/blso/schedule.html

Resolution No. 406 (Washington C) - Treating Opioid Use Disorder in Hospitals and Drug ...

Aug 15, 2018 - This resolution asks that the American Academy of Family Physicians endorse a position that hospitals should treat opioid use disorder as a chronic disease, including identifying patients with this condition; providing multiple evidence-based treatment options in the inpatient, ...

About AAFP : Organizational Leadership

https://www.aafp.org/about/governance/congress-delegates/2018/resolutions2/washington-c.mem.html

Strategies for Breastfeeding Success - American Family Physician

Jul 15, 2008 - Breastfeeding provides significant health benefits for infants and mothers. However, the United States continues to fall short of the breastfeeding goals set by the Healthy People 2010 initiative. The American Academy of Family Physicians, the American Academy of Pediatrics, and the ...

American Family Physician : Article

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2008/0715/p225.html

Resolution No. 601 (Florida A) - AAFP Board Certification -- Congress of Delegates

Jul 13, 2018 - This resolution asks that the American Academy of Family Physicians commit to, by the year 2020, the development and implementation of an AAFP Board Certification in Family Medicine be consistent with the following: 1) The initial AAFP Board Certification be obtained through a secure ...

About AAFP : Organizational Leadership

https://www.aafp.org/about/governance/congress-delegates/2018/resolutions2/florida-a.mem.html

AAFP Coding Reference Card Bundle

Obtain the AAFP’s coding reference card bundle, designed to support physicians and practice team members in appropriately coding and documenting services commonly performed by family physicians. Each bundle includes a desk reference and pocket sized card on the following ...

Member Price $40.00

Nonmember Price $89.00

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More Investment in Primary Care Would Help Mothers, Babies

Apr 11, 2018 - Obstetric care recommendations implemented in 2012 lowered costs and improved outcomes in Washington, but Carl Olden, M.D., asks in this Leader Voices Blog post whether his home state can do better.

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

https://www.aafp.org/news/blogs/leadervoices/entry/20180411lv-obcare.html

Screening for Preeclampsia - Putting Prevention into Practice - American Family Physician

Jan 15, 2018 - A 28-year-old white woman comes to your clinic for prenatal care reporting a new-onset severe headache. She is currently pregnant with twins at an estimated gestational age of 22 weeks. Her obstetric history is significant for one previous term singleton vaginal delivery at 24 years of ...

American Family Physician : Putting Prevention into Practice

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2018/0115/p117.html

Hold an ALSO Course -- ALSO

Oct 15, 2014 - Bring the very best training opportunity to maternity care providers in your area when you hold an Advanced Life Support in Obstetrics (ALSO) Course. Begin the process here.

CME : Program Resources

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

ACOG Confirms What FPs Know: Most Births Need Little Intervention

Feb 27, 2017 - Robert Raspa, M.D., welcomed guidance from the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists that says many common obstetric practices are of limited or uncertain benefit for low-risk women in spontaneous labor.

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

https://www.aafp.org/news/blogs/leadervoices/entry/acog_confirms_what_fps_know.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

Cervical Cancer Screening - American Family Physician

Apr 1, 2018 - Screening in women has decreased the incidence and mortality of cervical cancer. Precancerous cervical lesions (cervical intraepithelial neoplasias) and cervical carcinomas are strongly associated with sexually-transmitted high-risk human papillomavirus (HPV) infection, which causes ...

American Family Physician : Article

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2018/0401/p441.html

Obstetric Care of Patients with HIV Disease - American Family Physician

Jan 1, 2001 - Appropriate management of pregnant patients who have human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) disease can have a major impact on maternal and infant health. The goals of therapy are to properly manage the pregnancy, treat the maternal HIV infection and minimize the risk of vertical ...

American Family Physician : Article

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2001/0101/p107.html

Hypertensive Disorders of Pregnancy - American Family Physician

Jan 15, 2016 - Elevated blood pressure in pregnancy may represent chronic hypertension (occurring before 20 weeks’ gestation or persisting longer than 12 weeks after delivery), gestational hypertension (occurring after 20 weeks’ gestation), preeclampsia, or preeclampsia superimposed on chronic ...

American Family Physician : Article

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2016/0115/p121.html

Hormone Therapy and Other Treatments for Symptoms of Menopause - American Family Physician

Dec 1, 2016 - The results of large clinical trials have led physicians and patients to question the safety of hormone therapy for menopause. In the past, physicians prescribed hormone therapy to improve overall health and prevent cardiac disease, as well as for symptoms of menopause. Combined ...

American Family Physician : Article

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2016/1201/p884.html

Prenatal Care - American Family Physician

Mar 1, 2019 - This collection features AFP content on prenatal care and related issues, including preconception care, folic acid, medication safety, nausea and vomiting, pregnancy complications, and prenatal screening. This collection features AFP content on prenatal care and related issues, ...

American Family Physician : AFP By Topic

https://www.aafp.org/afp/topicModules/viewTopicModule.htm?topicModuleId=25

Thyroid Disease in Pregnancy - American Family Physician

Feb 15, 2014 - Thyroid disease is the second most common endocrine disorder affecting women of reproductive age, and when untreated during pregnancy is associated with an increased risk of miscarriage, placental abruption, hypertensive disorders, and growth restriction. Current guidelines recommend ...

American Family Physician : Article

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2014/0215/p273.html

Trauma in Pregnancy: Assessment, Management, and Prevention - American Family Physician

Nov 15, 2014 - Trauma complicates one in 12 pregnancies, and is the leading nonobstetric cause of death among pregnant women. The most common traumatic injuries are motor vehicle crashes, assaults, falls, and intimate partner violence. Nine out of 10 traumatic injuries during pregnancy are classified ...

American Family Physician : Article

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2014/1115/p717.html

Labor, Delivery, and Postpartum Issues - American Family Physician

Feb 1, 2019 - This collection features AFP content on labor, delivery, and postpartum issues and related topics, including breastfeeding, cesarean delivery, episiotomy, labor pain management, postpartum hemorrhage, preterm labor and birth, shoulder dystocia, umbilical cord blood storage, and vaginal ...

American Family Physician : AFP By Topic

https://www.aafp.org/afp/topicModules/viewTopicModule.htm?topicModuleId=16

HIV/AIDS - American Family Physician

Mar 15, 2019 - This collection features AFP content on human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) and AIDS and related issues, including antiretroviral therapy, behavioral counseling, HIV testing, sexually transmitted diseases, and infection prevention. This collection features AFP content on human ...

American Family Physician : AFP By Topic

https://www.aafp.org/afp/topicModules/viewTopicModule.htm?topicModuleId=11

Pelvic Organ Prolapse - American Family Physician

Aug 1, 2017 - Pelvic organ prolapse is the descent of one or more of the anterior vaginal wall, posterior vaginal wall, the uterus (cervix), or the apex of the vagina (vaginal vault or cuff scar after hysterectomy). Prevalence increases with age. The cause of prolapse is multifactorial but is ...

American Family Physician : Article

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2017/0801/p179.html

New Hampshire AFP's Mentoring Activities Entice Students, Residents to Choose Family ...

May 31, 2013 - Until last year, when she spent a month practicing obstetrics in a rural clinic in Uganda, Mary Moreno, M.D., a family medicine resident at the New Hampshire Dartmouth Family Medicine Residency Program in Concord, N.H., never fully understood the breadth and scope of family medicine. By...

AAFP News : Chapter Spotlight

https://www.aafp.org/news/chapter-of-the-month/20130531newhampshirechapter.html

Diagnosis and Treatment of Acute Uncomplicated Cystitis - American Family Physician

Oct 1, 2011 - Urinary tract infections are the most common bacterial infections in women. Most urinary tract infections are acute uncomplicated cystitis. Identifiers of acute uncomplicated cystitis are frequency and dysuria in an immunocompetent woman of childbearing age who has no comorbidities or ...

American Family Physician : Article

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2011/1001/p771.html

Preterm Labor: Prevention and Management - American Family Physician

Mar 15, 2017 - In the United States, preterm delivery is the leading cause of neonatal morbidity and is the most common reason for hospitalization during pregnancy. The rate of preterm delivery (before 37 weeks’ gestation) has been declining since 2007. Clinical diagnosis of preterm labor is made if ...

American Family Physician : Article

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2017/0315/p366.html

Inborn Errors of Metabolism: From Preconception to Adulthood - American Family Physician

Jan 1, 2019 - Inborn errors of metabolism (IEM), although individually rare, occur in 1 out of every 1,500 births. The first opportunity to detect IEM occurs during preconception counseling, when pregnant women and couples considering future pregnancies can undergo carrier screening. For individuals ...

American Family Physician : Article

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2019/0101/p25.html

Diagnosis and Management of Genital Ulcers - American Family Physician

Feb 1, 2012 - Herpes simplex virus infection and syphilis are the most common causes of genital ulcers in the United States. Other infectious causes include chancroid, lymphogranuloma venereum, granuloma inguinale (donovanosis), secondary bacterial infections, and fungi. Noninfectious etiologies, ...

American Family Physician : Article

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2012/0201/p254.html

Cervical Cancer: Evaluation and Management - American Family Physician

Apr 1, 2018 - Human papillomavirus infection is the precursor for the development of cervical cancer and is detectable in 99.7% of squamous cell carcinoma and adenocarcinoma cases. Early detection of precancerous lesions with Papanicolaou testing remains the primary mechanism for cancer prevention. ...

American Family Physician : Article

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2018/0401/p449.html

Diagnostic Imaging of Acute Abdominal Pain in Adults - American Family Physician

Apr 1, 2015 - Acute abdominal pain is a common presentation in the outpatient setting and can represent conditions ranging from benign to life-threatening. If the patient history, physical examination, and laboratory testing do not identify an underlying cause of pain and if serious pathology remains...

American Family Physician : Article

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2015/0401/p452.html

Diethylstilbestrol Exposure - American Family Physician

May 15, 2004 - Diethylstilbestrol is a synthetic nonsteroidal estrogen that was used to prevent miscarriage and other pregnancy complications between 1938 and 1971 in the United States. In 1971, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration issued a warning about the use of diethylstilbestrol during pregnancy...

American Family Physician : Article

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2004/0515/p2395.html

Diagnosis and Management of Endometrial Cancer - American Family Physician

Mar 15, 2016 - Endometrial cancer is the most common gynecologic malignancy. It is the fourth most common cancer in women in the United States after breast, lung, and colorectal cancers. Risk factors are related to excessive unopposed exposure of the endometrium to estrogen, including unopposed ...

American Family Physician : Article

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2016/0315/p468.html

Evaluation and Management of Abnormal Uterine Bleeding in Premenopausal Women - ...

Jan 1, 2012 - Up to 14 percent of women experience irregular or excessively heavy menstrual bleeding. This abnormal uterine bleeding generally can be divided into anovulatory and ovulatory patterns. Chronic anovulation can lead to irregular bleeding, prolonged unopposed estrogen stimulation of the ...

American Family Physician : Article

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2012/0101/p35.html

Uterine Rupture: What Family Physicians Need to Know - American Family Physician

Sep 1, 2002 - Vaginal birth after cesarean section is common in this country. Physicians providing obstetric care should be aware of the potential complications. Uterine rupture occurs in approximately one of every 67 to 500 women (with one prior low-transverse incision) undergoing a trial of labor ...

American Family Physician : Article

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2002/0901/p823.html

Diagnosis and Management of Ovarian Cancer - American Family Physician

Jun 1, 2016 - Ovarian cancer is the most lethal gynecologic cancer. Less than one-half of patients survive for more than five years after diagnosis. Ovarian cancer affects women of all ages but is most commonly diagnosed after menopause. More than 75% of affected women are diagnosed at an advanced ...

American Family Physician : Article

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2016/0601/p937.html

The Nature and Management of Labor Pain: Part I. Nonpharmacologic Pain Relief - ...

Sep 15, 2003 - Pain in labor is a nearly universal experience for childbearing women. A recent evidence-based symposium on the nature and management of labor pain brought together family physicians, obstetricians, midwives, obstetric anesthesiologists, and childbirth educators to discuss a series of ...

American Family Physician : Article

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2003/0915/p1109.html

HELLP Syndrome: Recognition and Perinatal Management - American Family Physician

Sep 1, 1999 - HELLP, a syndrome characterized by hemolysis, elevated liver enzyme levels and a low platelet count, is an obstetric complication that is frequently misdiagnosed at initial presentation. Many investigators consider the syndrome to be a variant of preeclampsia, but it may be a separate ...

American Family Physician : Article

https://www.aafp.org/afp/1999/0901/p829.html

Diagnosis and Treatment of Streptococcal Pharyngitis - American Family Physician

Mar 1, 2009 - Common signs and symptoms of streptococcal pharyngitis include sore throat, temperature greater than 100.4 degrees F (38 degrees C), tonsillar exudates, and cervical adenopathy. Cough, coryza, and diarrhea are more common with viral pharyngitis. Available diagnostic tests include throat...

American Family Physician : Article

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2009/0301/p383.html

Left Lower-Quadrant Pain: Guidelines from the American College of Radiology ...

Oct 1, 2010 - The differential diagnosis of left lower-quadrant pain includes gastrointestinal, gynecologic, and renal/ureteric pathology. Imaging is helpful in evaluating left lower-quadrant pain, and is generally guided by the clinical presentation. Acute sigmoid diverticulitis should be suspected ...

American Family Physician : Article

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2010/1001/p766.html

The Nature and Management of Labor Pain: Part II. Pharmacologic Pain Relief - American ...

Sep 15, 2003 - A group of family physicians, obstetricians, midwives, obstetric anesthesiologists, and childbirth educators attended an evidence-based symposium in 2001 on the nature and management of labor pain and discussed a series of systematic reviews that focused on methods of labor pain ...

American Family Physician : Article

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2003/0915/p1115.html

Nausea and Vomiting of Pregnancy - American Family Physician

Jun 15, 2014 - Nausea and vomiting of pregnancy affects nearly 75% of pregnant women. The exact cause is unknown. In most cases, it is a mild, self-limited condition that can be controlled with conservative measures and has no adverse fetal sequelae. About 1% of women develop hyperemesis gravidarum, ...

American Family Physician : Article

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2014/0615/p965.html

Screening for Intimate Partner Violence and Abuse of Elderly and Vulnerable Adults - ...

Apr 15, 2013 - Case Study: A 22-year-old primigravid woman at 20 weeks' gestation presents to your office with her boyfriend for a routine obstetric examination. She has had an uneventful pregnancy. She states that things are okay at home, even though she was laid off from her job just before finding ...

American Family Physician : Putting Prevention into Practice

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2013/0415/p577.html

Preterm Labor: Diagnosis and Treatment - American Family Physician

May 15, 1998 - Preterm labor and delivery are among the most challenging obstetric complications encountered by the family physician. In the United States, preterm delivery affects approximately one in 10 births and is the cause of at least 75 percent of neonatal deaths, excluding those related to ...

American Family Physician : Article

https://www.aafp.org/afp/1998/0515/p2457.html

Leading Health Care Groups Urge Providers To Talk to Pregnant Women About Influenza ...

Dec 9, 2011 - LEAWOOD, Kan. - The nation’s leading health care organizations joined forces today in a common message stressing the importance of pregnant women being vaccinated against seasonal influenza to protect themselves and their unborn babies. In a group letter sent to health care ...

Press Center : News Releases and Statements

https://www.aafp.org/media-center/releases-statements/all/2011/pregnancy-influenza-vaccine.html

Dyspareunia in Women - American Family Physician

Oct 1, 2014 - Dyspareunia is recurrent or persistent pain with sexual activity that causes marked distress or interpersonal conflict. It affects approximately 10% to 20% of U.S. women. Dyspareunia can have a significant impact on a woman’s mental and physical health, body image, relationships with ...

American Family Physician : Article

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2014/1001/p465.html

Provision of Contraception: Key Recommendations from the CDC - American Family Physician

May 1, 2015 - The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has released comprehensive recommendations for provision of family planning services. Contraceptive services may be addressed in five steps, and counseling may be provided in a tiered approach, whereby the most effective options are ...

American Family Physician : Article

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2015/0501/p625.html

Zika Virus: Common Questions and Answers - American Family Physician

Apr 15, 2017 - Since local mosquito-borne transmission of Zika virus was first reported in Brazil in early 2015, the virus has spread rapidly, with active transmission reported in at least 61 countries and territories worldwide, including the United States. Zika virus infection during pregnancy is a ...

American Family Physician : Article

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2017/0415/p507.html

Common Questions About the Evaluation of Acute Pelvic Pain - American Family Physician

Jan 1, 2016 - Acute pelvic pain is defined as lower abdominal or pelvic pain of less than three months’ duration. It is a common presentation in primary care. Evaluation can be challenging because of a broad differential diagnosis and because many associated signs and symptoms are nonspecific. The ...

American Family Physician : Article

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2016/0101/p41.html

Rationale for a 39-Week Elective Delivery Policy - Editorials - American Family Physician

Dec 15, 2011 - Several organizations have called for obstetric care professionals to decrease the number of elective (non-medically indicated) deliveries before an estimated gestational age of 39 weeks to prevent iatrogenic neonatal harm. Approximately one out of every three births in the United ...

American Family Physician : Editorials

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2011/1215/p1335.html

A Diagnostic Approach to Pruritus - American Family Physician

Jul 15, 2011 - Pruritus can be a symptom of a distinct dermatologic condition or of an occult underlying systemic disease. Of the patients referred to a dermatologist for generalized pruritus with no apparent primary cutaneous cause, 14 to 24 percent have a systemic etiology. In the absence of a ...

American Family Physician : Article

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2011/0715/p195.html

Acute Pericarditis: Diagnosis and Management - American Family Physician

Apr 1, 2014 - Acute pericarditis, inflammation of the pericardium, is found in approximately 5% of patients admitted to the emergency department for chest pain unrelated to acute myocardial infarction. It occurs most often in men 20 to 50 years of age. Acute pericarditis has a number of potential ...

American Family Physician : Article

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2014/0401/p553.html

Management of Spontaneous Vaginal Delivery - American Family Physician

Aug 1, 2015 - Most of the nearly 4 million births in the United States annually are normal spontaneous vaginal deliveries. In the first stage of labor, normal birth outcomes can be improved by encouraging the patient to walk and stay in upright positions, waiting until at least 6 cm dilation to ...

American Family Physician : Article

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2015/0801/p202.html

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