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Care of the Military Veteran: Selected Health Issues - American Family Physician

Nov 1, 2019 - According to the U.S. Census Bureau, 18.2 million veterans were living in the United States in 2017, of whom 1.6 million were female. Less than one-half of all veterans receive care at a Veterans Health Administration or military treatment facility, leaving most to receive services from...

American Family Physician : Article

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2019/1101/p544.html

Physician Burnout and Stress While Interacting with Patients - Curbside Consultation - ...

Nov 1, 2019 - Physicians, especially family physicians, face multiple stressors in modern medicine that can lead to disillusionment and burnout, which occur when the reality of practicing medicine does not match physicians' previous naive expectations.

American Family Physician : Curbside Consultation

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2019/1101/p537.html

Opioid Use Disorder: Medical Treatment Options - American Family Physician

Oct 1, 2019 - Opioid use disorder is highly prevalent and can be fatal. At least 2.1 million Americans 12 years and older had opioid use disorder in 2016, and approximately 47,000 Americans died from opioid overdoses in 2017. Opioid use disorder is a chronic relapsing condition, the treatment of ...

American Family Physician : Article

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2019/1001/p416.html

Common Misperceptions About Buprenorphine Prescribing for Opioid Use Disorder - ...

Oct 1, 2019 - The antidote to the opioid use disorder epidemic is the thoughtful use of evidence-based medicine and an honest understanding of what we know—and what we don't know—about caring for people with substance use disorders.

American Family Physician : Editorials

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2019/1001/p396.html

Identification of and Treatment for Unhealthy Alcohol Use in Primary Care Settings - ...

Jun 15, 2019 - We have identified the ways in which family physicians can implement the USPSTF screening recommendation for unhealthy alcohol use and then intervene when a patient has a positive screen.

American Family Physician : Editorials

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2019/0615/p733.html

Depression Following Acute Coronary Syndrome Events: Screening and Treatment Guidelines...

Jun 15, 2019 - The purpose of this guideline is to provide recommendations that are relevant to primary care for the screening and treatment of depression in patients following an acute coronary syndrome (ACS) event.

American Family Physician : Practice Guidelines

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2019/0615/od2.html

Social Determinants of Health: Family Physicians’ Leadership Role - Editorials - ...

Apr 15, 2019 - Family physicians can be early adopters of SDOH tools and models for practice, and they can advocate for use of these tools across systems of care.

American Family Physician : Editorials

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2019/0415/p476.html

Registered Dietitian Nutritionists Should Be Included in Patient Health Care Teams - ...

Feb 1, 2019 - Letters to the Editor from AFP readers regarding previously published articles.

American Family Physician : Letter

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2019/0201/p142.html

Geriatric Assessment: An Office-Based Approach - American Family Physician

Jun 15, 2018 - Family physicians should be proficient in geriatric assessment because, as society ages, older adults will constitute an increasing proportion of patients. Geriatric assessment evaluates medical, social, and environmental factors that influence overall well-being, and addresses ...

American Family Physician : Article

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2018/0615/p776.html

Oncologic Emergencies: Recognition and Initial Management - American Family Physician

Jun 1, 2018 - Most oncologic emergencies can be classified as metabolic, hematologic, structural, or treatment related. Tumor lysis syndrome is a metabolic emergency that presents as severe electrolyte abnormalities. Stabilization is focused on vigorous rehydration, maintaining urine output, and ...

American Family Physician : Article

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2018/0601/p741.html

The Need for Systems of Care and a Trauma-Informed Approach to Intimate Partner ...

Jun 1, 2018 - ...The Need for Systems of Care and a Trauma-Informed Approach to Intimate Partner Violence Am Fam Physician. 2018 Jun 1;97(11):online. Original Article: Intimate Partner Violence Issue Date: October 15, 2016 Available online at: https://www.aafp.org/afp/2016/1015/p646.html To the...

American Family Physician : Letter

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2018/0601/ol1.html

AAFP News - May 1, 2018 - American Family Physician

May 1, 2018 - Selected policy and health issues news briefs from AAFP News.

American Family Physician : AAFP News: AFP Edition

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2018/0501/p558.html

AAFP News - Mar 15, 2018 - American Family Physician

Mar 15, 2018 - Selected policy and health issues news briefs from AAFP News.

American Family Physician : AAFP News: AFP Edition

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2018/0315/p368.html

AAFP News - Feb 15, 2018 - American Family Physician

Feb 15, 2018 - Selected policy and health issues news briefs from AAFP News.

American Family Physician : AAFP News: AFP Edition

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2018/0215/p232.html

Fetal Alcohol Syndrome and Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders - American Family Physician

Oct 15, 2017 - Fetal alcohol syndrome (FAS) and fetal alcohol spectrum disorders (FASD) result from intrauterine exposure to alcohol and are the most common nonheritable causes of intellectual disability. The percentage of women who drink or binge drink during pregnancy has increased since 2012. FAS ...

American Family Physician : Article

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2017/1015/p515.html

AAFP News - Oct 1, 2017 - American Family Physician

Oct 1, 2017 - Selected policy and health issues news briefs from AAFP News.

American Family Physician : AAFP News: AFP Edition

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2017/1001/p421.html

Epilepsy: Treatment Options - American Family Physician

Jul 15, 2017 - The occurrence of a single seizure does not always require initiation of antiepileptic drugs. Risk of recurrent seizures should guide their use. In adults, key risk factors for recurrence are two unprovoked seizures occurring more than 24 hours apart, epileptiform abnormalities on ...

American Family Physician : Article

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2017/0715/p87.html

AAFP News - Jul 15, 2017 - American Family Physician

Jul 15, 2017 - Selected policy and health issues news briefs from AAFP News.

American Family Physician : AAFP News: AFP Edition

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2017/0715/p80.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

Taking Care of Disadvantaged Patients - Curbside Consultation - American Family Physician

Jan 15, 2017 - No single person can be responsible for the health of a population. However, there are a number of strategies for taking care of members of disadvantaged populations. These range from targeted compassion and interventions for the individual patient to broad advocacy for disadvantaged ...

American Family Physician : Curbside Consultation

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2017/0115/p118.html

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

Screening for Depression in Adults: Recommendation Statement - U.S. Preventive Services...

Aug 15, 2016 - The USPSTF recommends screening for depression in the general adult population, including pregnant and postpartum women. Screening should be implemented with adequate systems in place to ensure accurate diagnosis, effective treatment, and appropriate follow-up.

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

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2016/0815/od1.html

AAFP News - May 15, 2016 - American Family Physician

May 15, 2016 - Selected policy and health issues news briefs from AAFP News.

American Family Physician : AAFP News: AFP Edition

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2016/0515/p820.html

AAFP News - Apr 15, 2016 - American Family Physician

Apr 15, 2016 - Selected policy and health issues news briefs from AAFP News.

American Family Physician : AAFP News: AFP Edition

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2016/0415/p640.html

When Physician Family Members Are Involved in Patients' Care - Curbside Consultation - ...

Mar 1, 2016 - It is not unusual for physicians to care for patients who have physician family members. This can be advantageous for patients, their families, and the clinical team because physician family members often better understand the clinical situation, its severity, and the treatment options....

American Family Physician : Curbside Consultation

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2016/0301/p388.html

Primary Brain Tumors in Adults: Diagnosis and Treatment - American Family Physician

Feb 1, 2016 - Primary intracranial tumors of the brain structures, including meninges, are rare with an overall five-year survival rate of 33.4%; they are collectively called primary brain tumors. Proven risk factors for these tumors include certain genetic syndromes and exposure to high-dose ...

American Family Physician : Article

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2016/0201/p211.html

Responses to Medical Students' Frequently Asked Questions About Family Medicine - ...

Feb 1, 2016 - This article provides answers to many of the common questions that medical students ask about the specialty of family medicine. It describes the crucial role that family physicians have in the evolving health care environment, the scope of practice, the diverse career opportunities ...

American Family Physician : Article

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2016/0201/od1.html

Nonpharmacologic Management of Chronic Insomnia - American Family Physician

Dec 15, 2015 - Insomnia affects 10% to 30% of the population with a total cost of $92.5 to $107.5 billion annually. Short-term, chronic, and other types of insomnia are the three major categories according to the International Classification of Sleep Disorders, 3rd ed. The criteria for diagnosis are ...

American Family Physician : Article

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2015/1215/p1058.html

AAFP News - Jun 1, 2015 - American Family Physician

Jun 1, 2015 - Selected policy and health issues news briefs from AAFP News.

American Family Physician : AAFP News: AFP Edition

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2015/0601/p752.html

Initial Evaluation, Diagnosis, and Treatment of Anorexia Nervosa and Bulimia Nervosa - ...

Jan 1, 2015 - Eating disorders are life-threatening conditions that are challenging to address; however, the primary care setting provides an important opportunity for critical medical and psychosocial intervention. The recently published Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, 5th ...

American Family Physician : Article

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2015/0101/p46.html

AAFP News - Jun 15, 2014 - American Family Physician

Jun 15, 2014 - Selected policy and health issues news briefs from AAFP News.

American Family Physician : AAFP News: AFP Edition

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2014/0615/p936.html

Winnable Battles: Family Physicians Play an Essential Role In Addressing Tobacco Use ...

Jun 1, 2014 - Tobacco use and obesity are linked to most deaths and significant disability in the United States, and family physicians are uniquely positioned to address these issues. This highlights a need for transforming primary care practices and teams to systematize the recognition and ...

American Family Physician : Graham Center Policy One-Pagers

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2014/0601/p872.html

Complications of Adjustable Gastric Banding Surgery for Obesity - American Family ...

May 15, 2014 - Laparoscopic adjustable gastric banding procedures have a favorable risk-benefit profile and are increasingly important as part of the overall management of obesity. These procedures are effective at inducing weight loss and improving comorbid conditions, including diabetes mellitus, ...

American Family Physician : Article

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2014/0515/p813.html

AAFP News - Jan 15, 2014 - American Family Physician

Jan 15, 2014 - Selected policy and health issues news briefs from AAFP News Now.

American Family Physician : AAFP News: AFP Edition

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2014/0115/p114.html

AAFP News - Nov 1, 2013 - American Family Physician

Nov 1, 2013 - Selected policy and health issues news briefs from AAFP News Now.

American Family Physician : AAFP News: AFP Edition

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2013/1101/p568.html

AAFP News - Jul 15, 2013 - American Family Physician

Jul 15, 2013 - Selected policy and health issues news briefs from AAFP News Now.

American Family Physician : AAFP News: AFP Edition

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2013/0715/p83.html

AAFP News - Mar 15, 2013 - American Family Physician

Mar 15, 2013 - Selected policy and health issues news briefs from AAFP News Now.

American Family Physician : AAFP News: AFP Edition

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2013/0315/p400.html

Acute Kidney Injury: A Guide to Diagnosis and Management - American Family Physician

Oct 1, 2012 - Acute kidney injury is characterized by abrupt deterioration in kidney function, manifested by an increase in serum creatinine level with or without reduced urine output. The spectrum of injury ranges from mild to advanced, sometimes requiring renal replacement therapy. The diagnostic ...

American Family Physician : Article

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2012/1001/p631.html

AAFP News - Apr 1, 2012 - American Family Physician

Apr 1, 2012 - Selected policy and health issues news briefs from AAFP News Now.

American Family Physician : AAFP News: AFP Edition

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2012/0401/p675.html

AAFP News - Mar 15, 2012 - American Family Physician

Mar 15, 2012 - Selected policy and health issues news briefs from AAFP News Now.

American Family Physician : AAFP News: AFP Edition

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2012/0315/p553.html

AAFP News - Jul 1, 2011 - American Family Physician

Jul 1, 2011 - Selected policy and health issues news briefs from AAFP News Now.

American Family Physician : AAFP News: AFP Edition

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2011/0701/p13.html

Intimate Partner Violence - American Family Physician

May 15, 2011 - Intimate partner violence is a common source of physical, psychological, and emotional morbidity. In the United States, approximately 1.5 million women and 834,700 men annually are raped and/or physically assaulted by an intimate partner. Women are more likely than men to be injured, ...

American Family Physician : Article

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2011/0515/p1165.html

Improving the Delivery of Preventive Services to Children - Editorials - American ...

Mar 15, 2011 - How should a busy family physician approach well-child visits and the delivery of preventive services to children? Although there is a lack of robust patient-oriented evidence that addresses this question, several interventions improve the delivery of preventive services to children.

American Family Physician : Editorials

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2011/0315/p659.html

AAFP News - Jan 15, 2011 - American Family Physician

Jan 15, 2011 - Selected policy and health issues news briefs from AAFP News Now.

American Family Physician : AAFP News: AFP Edition

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2011/0115/p113.html

AAFP News - Dec 15, 2010 - American Family Physician

Dec 15, 2010 - Selected policy and health issues news briefs from AAFP News Now.

American Family Physician : AAFP News: AFP Edition

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2010/1215/p1437.html

Frontotemporal Dementia: A Review for Primary Care Physicians - American Family Physician

Dec 1, 2010 - Frontotemporal dementia (FTD) is one of the most common forms of dementia in persons younger than 65 years. Variants include behavioral variant FTD, semantic dementia, and progressive nonfluent aphasia. Behavioral and language manifestations are core features of FTD, and patients have ...

American Family Physician : Article

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2010/1201/p1372.html

Screening for Depression in Adults: Recommendation Statement - U.S. Preventive Services...

Oct 15, 2010 - The U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) recommends screening adults for depression when staff-assisted depression care supports are in place to assure accurate diagnosis, effective treatment, and follow-up.

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

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2010/1015/p976.html

AAFP News - Apr 1, 2010 - American Family Physician

Apr 1, 2010 - Selected policy and health issues news briefs from AAFP News Now.

American Family Physician : AAFP News: AFP Edition

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2010/0401/p823.html

AAFP News - Jun 1, 2009 - American Family Physician

Jun 1, 2009 - Selected policy and health issues news briefs from AAFP News Now.

American Family Physician : AAFP News: AFP Edition

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2009/0601/p931.html

AAFP News - Mar 1, 2009 - American Family Physician

Mar 1, 2009 - Selected policy and health issues news briefs from AAFP News Now.

American Family Physician : AAFP News: AFP Edition

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2009/0301/p377.html

AAFP News - Jun 1, 2008 - American Family Physician

Jun 1, 2008 - Selected policy and health issues news briefs from AAFP News Now.

American Family Physician : AAFP News: AFP Edition

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2008/0601/p1499.html

AAFP News - Feb 15, 2008 - American Family Physician

Feb 15, 2008 - Selected policy and health issues news briefs from AAFP News Now.

American Family Physician : AAFP News: AFP Edition

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2008/0215/p423.html

Shoulder Dystocia - American Family Physician

Apr 1, 2004 - Shoulder dystocia can be one of the most frightening emergencies in the delivery room. Although many factors have been associated with shoulder dystocia, most cases occur with no warning. Calm and effective management of this emergency is possible with recognition of the impaction and ...

American Family Physician : Article

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2004/0401/p1707.html

Quantum Sufficit - Apr 1, 2004 - American Family Physician

Apr 1, 2004 - ...Who are the most conscientious handwashers? A study published in BMJ measured a British primary care team's use of soap from dispensers for one year and found that the two nurses on the team paid greater attention to personal hygiene than the three physicians. The nurse who washed...

American Family Physician : Quantum Sufficit

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2004/0401/p1598.html

Diary from a Week in Practice - Jun 15, 2001 - American Family Physician

Jun 15, 2001 - ...across the parking lot. As it turned out, on that day six weeks ago, the asthmatic patient had gone home determined to start taking better care of her asthma and to quit smoking. She looked great and said she hadn't felt so good in years. How rewarding it is when we happen to be the...

American Family Physician : Diary from a Week in Practice

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2001/0615/p2379.html

AAFP News Now

...physician-led, team-based care within the VA system. Furthermore, local facilities would be prohib- ited from providing physician-led, team-based care. The organizations acknowledged the nation’s shortage of physicians and nurses amid a growing demand for primary care, but pointed...

American Family Physician

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2014/0115/p114.pdf

Taking Care of Disadvantaged Patients

...Taking Care of Disadvantaged Patients Commentary by PATRICIA CZAPP, MD, Anne Arundel Medical Center, Annapolis, Maryland Case scenarios are writ- ten to express typical situations that family physicians may encounter; authors remain anony- mous. Send scenarios to afpjournal@aafp.org....

American Family Physician

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2017/0115/p118.pdf

Frontotemporal Dementia: A Review for Primary Care Physicians

...Frontotemporal Dementia: A Review for Primary Care Physicians ROBERTO CARDARELLI, DO, MPH, University of North Texas Health Science Center, Fort Worth, Texas ANDREW KERTESZ, MD, University of Western Ontario, London, Ontario, Canada JANICE A. KNEBL, DO, University of North Texas...

American Family Physician

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2010/1201/p1372.pdf

p400.pdf

...to care for Medi- care beneficiaries. The bill would leave 2013 Medicare payment levels in place through 2014, and then provide annual updates of 0.5 percent for physician services for the next four years. It also includes a 2.5 percent increase in payments for primary care...

American Family Physician

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2013/0315/p400.pdf

p83.pdf

...and expanding the role of primary care in the nation’s Medicare system. Dr. Stream outlined several recommen- dations, including the creation of a new category of evalu- ation and management codes to reflect the complexity of primary care visits, and incentives to encourage adop-...

American Family Physician

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2013/0715/p83.pdf

p553.pdf

...Practices, the differences in coverage rates can be attributed to several factors, includ- ing cost, adult patient beliefs, and fragmented care. For more information, visit http://www.aafp.org/news-now/ health-of-the-public/20120215adultvaccs.html. RAND Report Identifies...

American Family Physician

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2012/0315/p553.pdf

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

...risk for CRC (for example, persons with a family or personal history of CRC or famil- ial adenomatous polyposis)6 should consult their health care provider. ▲ See related Putting Prevention into Practice on page 661. As published by the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force....

American Family Physician

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

Screening for Depression in Adults: Recommendation Statement

August 15, 2016: USPSTF

American Family Physician

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2016/0815/od1.pdf

Screening for Depression in Adults:

...staff-assisted depression care supports are in place to assure accurate diagnosis, effective treatment, and follow-up (Table 1). B recommendation. The USPTF recommends against rou- tinely screening adults for depression when staff-assisted depression care supports are not in...

American Family Physician

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2010/1015/p976.pdf

Ways to Engage with the AAFP

...Engage with the AAFP Working together to transform health care Standing together-131,400 strong-we are the American Academy of Family Physicians (AAFP). Collectively, our members work diligently toward a common goal-to achieve the best possible health outcomes for our patients and...

American Family Physician

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/journals/afp/Engage-With-AAFP.pdf

p741.pdf

...until a related condition emerges. A patient- focused approach that includes education; cancer-specific monitoring; and team-based care, including palliative care, with continuous communication is recommended.4 Most oncologic emergencies can be categorized as metabolic,...

American Family Physician

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2018/0601/p741.pdf

Postpartum Hemorrhage: Prevention and Treatment

April 1, 2017:Date xx, xxxx

American Family Physician

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

AAFP NEWS NOW

...that it will partner with Text4Baby to promote enrollment in Medicaid and CHIP, and to provide free text messages on important health care issues to pregnant women and new mothers. In 2011, Medicaid and CHIP covered 43.5 million children, and under the CHIP Reauthorization Act of...

American Family Physician

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2012/0401/p675.pdf

Responses to Medical Students’ Frequently Asked Questions About Family Medicine

February 1, 2016 Scientific

American Family Physician

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2016/0201/od1.pdf

p645.pdf

...evolve, clinicians will likely care for an increasing number of transgender persons.3 However, data from a large observational study suggests that 24% of transgender persons report unequal treatment in health care environments, 19% report refusal of care altogether, and 33% do not...

American Family Physician

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2018/1201/p645.pdf

p416.pdf

...Opioid use disorder should be treated as a chronic condition with longitudinal, team-based, patient-centered care. Similar to type 2 diabetes mellitus or hypertension, opioid use disorder has genetic, environmental, and behavioral causes; the disorder responds best to long-term...

American Family Physician

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2019/1001/p416.pdf

od2.pdf

...James J. Stevermer, MD, MSPH, FAAFP, University of Missouri Health Care, Columbia, Missouri Robert T. Chow, MD, MBA, MACP, University of Maryland Medical Center Midtown Campus, Baltimore, Maryland Katherine K. Leon, MS, SCAD Alliance, Alexandria, Virginia Melanie D. Bird,...

American Family Physician

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2019/0615/od2.pdf

p396.pdf

...approach to care is not new and has had international success,2 but its broader implementation in the United States is relatively recent and requires expansion of clin- ical infrastructure, reimbursement, and patient access. Unlike the HIV/AIDS epidemic, in which primary care and...

American Family Physician

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2019/1001/p396.pdf

Intimate Partner Violence

...identify intimate partner violence, make brief office interventions, offer continuity of care, and refer them for subspecialty and community-based evaluation, treat- ment, and advocacy. Primary care physicians are ideally positioned to work from a preventive framework and address...

American Family Physician

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2011/0515/p1165.pdf

p587.pdf

...about the effects on rates of cesarean delivery, perinatal mortality, opera- tive vaginal birth, and admission to the neonatal intensive care unit (NICU). Elective labor induc- tion does not significantly change the risk of still- birth, low Apgar score, or neonatal respiratory...

American Family Physician

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2019/0501/p587.pdf

p613.pdf

...review of six health care organization guidelines. In a review of these guidelines, the authors found no studies indicating that A1C targets less than 6.5% improve clinical outcomes. Moreover, using medication to achieve this level had associated harms. Guidance Statements Goals...

American Family Physician

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2018/1101/p613.pdf

p776.pdf

...making them vulnerable to disability and diminished quality of life. Although 95% of older patients with complex needs have regular access to care, 58% struggle to navigate the system, and 62% are stressed about their ability to afford housing, utilities, or meals.3 Geriatric...

American Family Physician

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2018/0615/p776.pdf

p654.pdf

...to fit your team’s busy schedule. Our Growing Library of Topics: • Clinical Data Registries NEW! • Continuity of Care NEW! • Team Documentation NEW! • Empanelment • Quality Improvement AAFP TIPSTM Transformation in Practice Series DPA18091380 Get...

American Family Physician

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2019/0515/p654.pdf

p544.pdf

...to the U.S. Census Bureau.1 Most veterans receive care exclusively from family physicians or coopera- tively with the Veterans Health Administration or military treatment facility, although more than one-half receive care only from the civilian sector.2 Eligibility for benefits is...

American Family Physician

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2019/1101/p544.pdf

p43.pdf

...Care of the Returning Veteran JEFFREY D. QUINLAN, MD, Navy Medicine Support Command, Jacksonville, Florida MICHAEL R. GAURON, MD, Mike O’Callaghan Federal Hospital Family Medicine Residency Program, Nellis Air Force Base, Nevada BRUCE R. DESCHERE, MD, Naval Hospital Pensacola...

American Family Physician

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2010/0701/p43.pdf

Acute Kidney Injury: A Guide to Diagnosis and Management

...kidney injury is two to three cases per 1,000 persons.3 Seven percent of hospitalized patients and about two-thirds of patients in intensive care units develop acute kidney injury,2 often as part of the multiple organ dysfunction syndrome.4 Acute kidney injury is associated with...

American Family Physician

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2012/1001/p631.pdf

Nonpharmacologic Management of Chronic Insomnia

December 15, 2016 Scientific

American Family Physician

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2015/1215/p1058.pdf

p476.pdf

...beyond the clinical setting. A previous editorial in American Family Physician explained how community vital signs can be used in patient care to address social determinants of health (SDOH).1 SDOH are contextual environmental factors that can give rise to health inequity; they...

American Family Physician

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2019/0415/p476.pdf

Editorials

...tion of structured data elements, decision support tools, longitudinal view of patient data, and improved access to laboratory and health care summary data.4 Immunization rates can be improved with use of reminder or recall systems, which can be delivered via a telephone autodi-...

American Family Physician

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2011/0315/p659.pdf

Fetal Alcohol Syndrome and Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders

October 15, 2017:Date xx, xxxx

American Family Physician

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2017/1015/p515.pdf

Winnable Battles: Family Physicians Play an Essential

...in the United States, and family physicians are uniquely positioned to address these issues. This highlights a need for transforming primary care practices and teams to systematize the recognition and management of unhealthy behaviors, and for alter- native payment models that...

American Family Physician

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2014/0601/p872.pdf

AAFP News: AFP Edition

...Physician Groups Urge CMS to Preserve Medicare Beneficiaries’ Continuity of Care Several national medical organizations are warning the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) that the annual wellness visit for Medicare beneficiaries may be undermined by allowing certain...

American Family Physician

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2015/0601/p752.pdf

Primary Brain Tumors in Adults: Diagnosis and Treatment

Date xx, xxxx Scientific

American Family Physician

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2016/0201/p211.pdf

Complications of Adjustable Gastric Banding Surgery for Obesity

...Laparoscopic adjustable gastric banding has several typical complications, and family physicians should recognize these as part of a team-based approach to the management of obesity. Gastric band slippage, port or tubing malfunction, stomal obstruction, band erosion, pouch dilation,...

American Family Physician

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2014/0515/p813.pdf

p372.pdf

...Academy of Family Physicians. Clinical practice guidelines: hypertension in adults over 60. January 2017. https://www.aafp.org/ patient-care/clinical-recommendations/all/hypertension-over-60. html. Accessed January 18, 2018. 11. Qaseem A, Wilt TJ, Rich R, et al. Pharmacologic...

American Family Physician

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2018/0315/p372.pdf

Epilepsy: Treatment Options

July 15, 2017

American Family Physician

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2017/0715/p87.pdf

Refractive Eye Surgery: Helping Patients Make Informed Decisions About LASIK

May 15, 2017:Date xx, xxxx

American Family Physician

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2017/0515/p637.pdf

Shoulder Dystocia - American Family Physician

...S houlder dystocia is one of the most anxiety-provoking emergen- cies encountered by physicians practicing maternity care. Typi- cally defined as a delivery in which additional maneuvers are required to deliver the fetus after normal gentle downward trac- tion has failed,...

American Family Physician

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2004/0401/p1707.pdf

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