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Preterm Premature Rupture of Membranes: Diagnosis and Management - American Family ...

Feb 15, 2006 - Preterm premature rupture of membranes is the rupture of membranes during pregnancy before 37 weeks' gestation. It occurs in 3 percent of pregnancies and is the cause of approximately one third of preterm deliveries. It can lead to significant perinatal morbidity, including respiratory ...

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Delivering Full-scope Family Medicine

Jun 4, 2018 - Family physician Christina Kelly, M.D., provides maternity care, including surgical obstetrics. She's also showing medical students and residents how broad their scope could be as family physicians.

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Labor Analgesia - American Family Physician

Mar 1, 2012 - Regional analgesia has become the most common method of pain relief used during labor in the United States. Epidural and spinal analgesia are two types of regional analgesia. With epidural analgesia, an indwelling catheter is directed into the epidural space, and the patient receives a ...

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Over-the-Counter Medications in Pregnancy - American Family Physician

Jun 15, 2003 - Pregnant women commonly use over-the-counter medications. Although most over-the-counter drugs have an excellent safety profile, some have unproven safety or are known to adversely affect the fetus. The safety profile of some medications may change according to the gestational age of ...

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Repair of Obstetric Perineal Lacerations - American Family Physician

...P erineal repair after episiotomy or spontaneous obstetric laceration is one of the most common surgi- cal procedures. Potential sequelae of obstetric perineal lacerations include chronic perineal pain,1 dyspareunia,2 and urinary and fecal incontinence.3-5 Few studies of...

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Non-Neoplastic Epithelial Disorders of the Vulva - American Family Physician

Feb 1, 2008 - Lichen sclerosus, lichen planus, and lichen simplex chronicus are three of the most common non-neoplastic epithelial disorders of the vulva. Lichen sclerosus is characterized by intense vulvar itching and can affect men and women of all ages, but it manifests most commonly in ...

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Obstetric Care in Patients with HIV Disease - American Family Physician

...Obstetric Care in Patients with HIV Disease ALEX H. KRIST, M.D., Virginia Commonwealth University School of Medicine, Richmond, Virginia O A patient infor- mation handout on obstetric care, writ- ten by the author of this article, is pro- vided on page 121. TABLE 1 Factors...

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AAFP Women's Health CME Course in Savannah, GA -- CME

Jan 28, 2019 - The AAFP Women’s Health evidence-based CME live course in Savannah, GA, features current, in-depth information to apply directly into practice.

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Managing Adverse Birth Outcomes: Helping Parents and Families Cope - American Family ...

May 1, 2012 - Unexpected adverse fetal and neonatal outcomes (e.g., stillbirth, birth trauma, congenital anomalies) present a crisis for the family and the medical care team. In cases of stillbirth, the family physician should be flexible in supporting the parents’ choices, validate the loss, and ...

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Postpartum Major Depression - American Family Physician

Oct 15, 2010 - Postpartum major depression is a disorder that is often unrecognized and must be distinguished from baby blues. Antenatal depressive symptoms, a history of major depressive disorder, or previous postpartum major depression significantly increase the risk of postpartum major depression. ...

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

October 15, 2015 Practice Guidelines

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Family Medicine Board Review | Pass Your ABFM Exam -- CME

Jan 17, 2019 - Stay current and prepare for the ABFM board exam in all aspects of family medicine with this interactive, in-depth review. Approved for up to 52 AAFP Prescribed credits for CME. Family Medicine Board Review self-study offerings from AAFP.

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Stay Current and Get Ready for the ABFM Exam in Indianapolis, IN -- CME

Dec 12, 2018 - Prepare for the ABFM exam with the AAFP’s Board Review Express Live Course in Indianapolis, IN. Learn test-taking strategies from family medicine experts.

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AAFP Emergency CME Course in Las Vegas, NV -- CME

Jan 8, 2019 - Live, applicable, and engaging CME-attend the AAFP Emergency and Urgent Care course in Las Vegas, NV, May 1-4 for evidence-based insights about critical care.

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Stay Current and Get Ready for the ABFM Exam in Dallas, TX -- CME

Nov 29, 2018 - Prepare for the ABFM exam with the AAFP’s Board Review Express Live Course in Dallas. Learn test-taking strategies from family medicine experts.

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Management of Bartholin's Duct Cyst and Gland Abscess - American Family Physician

Jul 1, 2003 - Bartholin's duct cysts and gland abscesses are common problems in women of reproductive age. Bartholin's glands are located bilaterally at the posterior introitus and drain through ducts that empty into the vestibule at approximately the 4 o'clock and 8 o'clock positions. These normally...

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Nausea and Vomiting in Pregnancy - American Family Physician

Jul 1, 2003 - Nausea and vomiting of pregnancy, commonly known as 'morning sickness,' affects approximately 80 percent of pregnant women. Although several theories have been proposed, the exact cause remains unclear. Recent research has implicated Helicobacter pylori as one possible cause. Nausea and...

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Diagnosis and Management of Diastolic Dysfunction and Heart Failure - American Family ...

Mar 1, 2006 - Diastolic heart failure occurs when signs and symptoms of heart failure are present but left ventricular systolic function is preserved (i.e., ejection fraction greater than 45 percent). The incidence of diastolic heart failure increases with age; therefore, 50 percent of older patients...

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Prepare for the ABFM Exam in Baltimore, MD -- CME

Aug 7, 2018 - Prepare for the ABFM exam with the AAFP’s Board Review Express Live Course in Baltimore. Learn test-taking strategies from family medicine experts.

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Venous Thromboembolism During Pregnancy - American Family Physician

Jun 15, 2008 - Venous thromboembolism is the leading cause of maternal death in the United States. Pregnancy is a risk factor for deep venous thrombosis, and risk is further increased with a personal or family history of thrombosis or thrombophilia. Screening for thrombophilia is not recommended for ...

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Diagnosis and Management of Preeclampsia - American Family Physician

Dec 15, 2004 - Preeclampsia is a pregnancy-specific multisystem disorder of unknown etiology. The disorder affects approximately 5 to 7 percent of pregnancies and is a significant cause of maternal and fetal morbidity and mortality. Preeclampsia is defined by the new onset of elevated blood pressure ...

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Emergency and Urgent CareSelf-Study Package - 8th Edition -- CME

Jul 11, 2018 - Refine your emergency care skills and master best practices on topics that include opioid education, OB emergencies, DNR discussions, sepsis, and more with AAFP's comprehensive self-study package.

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Maintaining Maternity Care Vital to Rural Hospital Stability

Feb 13, 2019 - A panel of experts who took the stage during the recent Rural Health Policy Institute in Washington, D.C., mulled various issues associated with rural hospital closures and maternity care and shared the story of one community's success.

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