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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.

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

Pharmacologic Treatment of Hypertension in Adults Aged 60 Years or Older: A Guideline ...

May 1, 2017 - A high standard must be met when guidelines recommend lifelong preventive medications, knowing that at best, a small minority of patients will benefit and that all are risking harm.

American Family Physician : Editorials

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2017/0501/p547.html

Primary Care for Patients with HIV Infection: It’s Not Who Should Provide It, It’s How ...

Nov 1, 2016 - The major challenge is not to address whether primary care clinicians without substantial HIV experience should provide HIV care, but to create a framework that allows all primary care clinicians to provide the best possible care for their patients living with HIV infection.

American Family Physician : Editorials

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2016/1101/p687.html

Dietary Supplements: How Family Physicians Can Address Safety Concerns by Working with ...

Jan 15, 2016 - Your patients are likely using some type of dietary supplement, whether they tell you or not. What can a physician do to support and protect patients from harm if they choose to use readily available dietary supplements?

American Family Physician : Editorials

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2016/0115/p97.html

Type 2 Diabetes: Updated Evidence Requires Updated Decision Making - Editorials - ...

Jul 1, 2015 - Clinicians need to consider the best available research findings, their own experience, and their patients' needs and values.

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https://www.aafp.org/afp/2015/0701/p22.html

Improving Quality by Doing Less: Overtreatment - Editorials - American Family Physician

Mar 1, 2015 - The third in a series of AFP editorials that addresses the related issues of over-screening, overdiagnosis, and overtreatment. Overtreatment is an important harm that commonly follows overscreening and overdiagnosis.

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https://www.aafp.org/afp/2015/0301/p289.html

JNC 8: Relaxing the Standards - Editorials - American Family Physician

Oct 1, 2014 - The Eighth Joint National Committee (JNC 8) recently issued the most anticipated hypertension guideline in some time. The most significant change in the JNC 8 guideline is relaxation of the systolic and diastolic blood pressure goals for adults 60 years and older. As a result of the new...

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https://www.aafp.org/afp/2014/1001/p449.html

New Feature to Help Physicians Implement AHRQ Effective Health Care Reviews - ...

May 1, 2012 - To more effectively disseminate the results of comparative effectiveness research into practice, AHRQ's Effective Health Care Program produces concise summaries of its reviews for patients, policy makers, and physicians. AFP has partnered with AHRQ to introduce a new journal feature, ...

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https://www.aafp.org/afp/2012/0501/p863.html

Stimulants, ADHD, and the Heart - Editorials - American Family Physician

May 15, 2009 - ...Next: Evaluation and Management of the Patient with Difficult-to-Control or Resistant Hypertension View the full table of contents >> Home / Journals / afp / Vol. 79/No. 10(May 15, 2009) / Editorials: Stimulants, ADHD, and the Heart...

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https://www.aafp.org/afp/2009/0515/p846.html

The JUPITER Study: Biomarkers Plus Statin vs. Lifestyle Modification for Preventing ...

Mar 15, 2009 - ...post-menopausal hormone therapy, evidence of hepatic dysfunction, elevated creatine kinase or creatinine levels, diabetes, uncontrolled hypertension, cancer within five years before enrollment, uncontrolled hypothyroidism, any inflammatory or autoimmune condition, recent alcohol or...

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https://www.aafp.org/afp/2009/0315/p438.html

Which Diuretic Should Be Used for the Treatment of Hypertension? - Editorials - ...

Aug 15, 2008 - ...Be Used for the Treatment of Hypertension? MOHAMMAD G. SAKLAYEN, MD, Boonshoft School of Medicine at Wright State University, Dayton, Ohio Am Fam Physician. 2008 Aug 15;78(4):444-446. Thiazide diuretics are underused in the treatment of hypertension, despite their proven...

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https://www.aafp.org/afp/2008/0815/p444.html

Prescribing for Older Adults: Finding the Balance - Editorials - American Family Physician

Dec 15, 2007 - ...of minimal gain. Much drug therapy in older adults is to prevent illnesses by decreasing risks that will never affect them. We treat hypertension, hyperlipidemia, osteoporosis, and other risk factors—these are not diseases—just as we would in younger persons. The benefit of these...

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https://www.aafp.org/afp/2007/1215/p1768.html

Key Practice Points in the Management of Fibromyalgia - Editorials - American Family ...

Jul 15, 2007 - ...Assess patient for elevated body mass index and hypertension. Do you snore? Does your snoring bother other people? How often have others noticed pauses in your breathing while sleeping? Are you tired after sleeping? Are you tired during the day? Have you ever...

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https://www.aafp.org/afp/2007/0715/p195.html

Guidelines for Treating Adults with Acute Cough - Editorials - American Family Physician

Feb 15, 2007 - ...anti-inflammatory drug naproxen (Naprosyn, Aleve) unless there is a contraindication (e.g., glaucoma, benign prostatic hypertrophy, hypertension, renal failure, gastrointestinal bleeding, congestive heart failure).15 They also strongly recommend that newer-generation, nonsedating...

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https://www.aafp.org/afp/2007/0215/p476.html

Identifying Effective Alternative Therapies for Common Conditions - Editorials - ...

Feb 1, 2006 - ...commonly asked about include lowering lipids without drug therapy; managing cancer symptoms using alternative modalities; and treating hypertension, heart failure, angina, and diabetes using nutrients or herbal therapies. Most physicians are not comfortable treating a disease or...

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https://www.aafp.org/afp/2006/0201/p396.html

Who Should Care for Patients with HIV/AIDS? - Editorials - American Family Physician

Jan 15, 2006 - ...become, as Dr. Khalsa1 points out in this issue of American Family Physician, a chronic, manageable disease, perhaps not unlike diabetes, hypertension, or hyperlipidemia. Unlike these conditions, AIDS is a contagious, infectious disease, that if left untreated, almost invariably...

American Family Physician : Editorials

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2006/0115/p215.html

Preventive Therapy for Diabetes: Lifestyle Changes and the Primary Care Physician - ...

Jan 15, 2004 - ...Regular exercise has the potential to reduce morbidity and mortality from diabetes and many other conditions such as vascular disease, hypertension, and osteoporosis. Although the data are mixed about the positive impact of counseling, the potential benefits of exercise combined...

American Family Physician : Editorials

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2004/0115/p269.html

Decreasing the Morbidity, Mortality, and Cost of Stroke Through Awareness and ...

Dec 15, 2003 - ...Primary prevention of stroke includes the treatment of hypertension and hyperlipidemia, the use of angiotensin-converting enzyme inhibitors and glucose control in patients with diabetes, the use of warfarin (Coumadin) in patients with atrial fibrillation, and smoking cessation....

American Family Physician : Editorials

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2003/1215/p2335.html

JNC 7 Express: New Thinking in Hypertension Treatment - Editorials - American Family ...

Jul 15, 2003 - ...JNC 7 Express: New Thinking in Hypertension Treatment LEE GREEN, M.D., M.P.H. University of Michigan Medical School Ann Arbor, Michigan Am Fam Physician. 2003 Jul 15;68(2):228-230. Related Content In May 2003, the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute's Seventh Joint National...

American Family Physician : Editorials

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2003/0715/p228.html

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

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

American Family Physician : Editorials

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

Hypertension and Diabetes: Family Physicians' Pivotal Role - Editorials - American ...

Oct 1, 2002 - ...Hypertension and Diabetes: Family Physicians' Pivotal Role GEORGE L. BAKRIS, M.D. Rush Presbyterian/St. Luke's Medical Center Chicago, Illinois Am Fam Physician. 2002 Oct 1;66(7):1151-1153. Related Article In the United States, diabetes is the most common cause of both blindness and...

American Family Physician : Editorials

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2002/1001/p1151.html

Combination Therapy for Type 2 Diabetes - Editorials - American Family Physician

Dec 1, 2001 - ...rather than the exception. Just as different agents are added for a cumulative lowering of blood pressure in patients with essential hypertension, effective treatment of diabetes often requires combination therapy. In patients with type 2 diabetes, each of the agents used in a...

American Family Physician : Editorials

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2001/1201/p1812.html

Physicians Need Practical Tools to Treat the Complex Problems of Overweight and Obesity...

Jun 1, 2001 - ...Overweight and obesity increase the risk of illness from hypertension, lipid disorders, type 2 diabetes mellitus (formerly known as non-insulin-dependent diabetes), coronary heart disease, stroke, gallbladder disease, osteoarthritis, sleep apnea and other respiratory problems, and...

American Family Physician : Editorials

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2001/0601/p2139.html

Treatment of Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus: A Rational Approach Based on Its Pathophysiology...

May 1, 2001 - ...insulin resistance.1,2 The insulin resistance is associated with a cluster of metabolic abnormalities, including central obesity, hypertension, dyslipidemia (elevated plasma triglycerides, low high-density lipoprotein [HDL] cholesterol levels and postprandial hyperlipidemia),...

American Family Physician : Editorials

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2001/0501/p1687.html

Increasing the Success of Antihypertensive Therapy - Editorials - American Family ...

Jan 15, 2001 - ...Hypertension is the leading cause of patient visits to primary physicians.1 However, there is reason for concern about how effectively this common condition is being treated. A recent national survey2 found that only 27 percent of patients had their blood pressure reduced to less...

American Family Physician : Editorials

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2001/0115/p208.html

Treating Fibromyalgia: Science vs. Art - Editorials - American Family Physician

Oct 1, 2000 - ...of nonpharmacologic therapies. At present, the treatment of fibromyalgia approximates that of hypertension 30 years ago: there were a modest number of marginally effective drugs for hypertension at that time; typically, the patient was told to lose weight and restrict sodium intake....

American Family Physician : Editorials

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2000/1001/p1492.html

Combination Antihypertensive Drug Therapy: A Therapeutic Option Long Overdue - ...

May 15, 2000 - ...all causes) is much higher in these patients than in those who have hypertension and no comorbid conditions. Over the years, target blood pressure levels have not been the primary subject of debate in hypertension therapy. Rather, debate has centered on the antihypertensive drug...

American Family Physician : Editorials

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2000/0515/p2974.html

The Costs of Helping Patients with Type 1 Diabetes Achieve Tight Control - Editorials -...

Nov 1, 1999 - ...and secondary interventions to prevent or ameliorate these complications, and screening for and managing comorbid conditions (e.g., hypertension and hyperlipidemia). Reasonable targets for tight control have been defined as a mean blood glucose level of 155 mg per dL (8.6 mmol per...

American Family Physician : Editorials

https://www.aafp.org/afp/1999/1101/p1914.html

The Calcium Channel Antagonist Controversy - Editorials - American Family Physician

Apr 1, 1998 - ...their introduction in the mid-1980s, the calcium channel antagonists became an increasingly popular first choice for the treatment of hypertension. Patients liked them for various reasons: they are effective and easy to take (a once-daily regimen); they do not cause side effects,...

American Family Physician : Editorials

https://www.aafp.org/afp/1998/0401/p1484.html

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