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...A 78-year-old man with a history of diabetes mellitus and hypertension presented with a four-month history of progressively worsen- ing, painless swelling at the base of his left thumbnail. The swelling was accompanied by a serosanguineous discharge at the cuticle. There was no...

American Family Physician

'Flipped Classroom' Format to Be Piloted at FMX in Denver

May 1, 2015 - Attendees at this year's AAFP Family Medicine Experience in Denver will be treated to a first for this venue: the chance to participate in CME offered in a flipped classroom format.

AAFP News : Physician Education and Development

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

...ingredients, including corticosteroids, phosphodiesterase type 5 inhibitors, or sibutramine.18 Serious drug-drug interactions leading to hypertension or hepatic or cardiac toxicity have been documented.19,20 What can a physician do to support and protect patients from harm if...

American Family Physician

"My Rings Won't Fit Anymore" - Photo Quiz - American Family Physician

May 1, 2005 - Photo Quiz presents readers with a clinical challenge based on a photograph or other image.

American Family Physician : Photo Quiz

"You Should See My Doctor": Cost-Effective Marketing Ideas for Your Practice -- FPM

Jan 1, 2002 - Marketing doesn’t have to be expensive, complicated or unethical. To begin, simply treat your current patients right.

Family Practice Management : Articles

(PBL) Managing Acute and Chronic Heart Failure here for routine follow up of HTN. He is not checking blood pressures at home. He is somewhat limited in his ability to walk by knee pain, but does not report any angina or shortness of breath. History of Present Illness 5 Hypertension Osteoarthritis of the knee...


(PBL) Polymyalgia Rheumatica and Myositis: Oh My Aching Muscles!

...• 55 year old woman with a history of hypertension presents with a 10 year history of diffuse muscle pain and morning fatigue. Her pain was worsening over time. On exam, she was tender to palpation over the neck, shoulders, and hips, among other areas. No weakness was detected....


(PBL) Upper and Lower Extremity Musculoskeletal Exam Techniques: Evidence-Based Treatment

...Past Medical History • PMHx: HTN • Remote PSx: Appendectomy, no shoulder/neck/ortho surgeries 15 Social History • Recently retired military - Now working as govt contractor (desk job) - But real passion is woodworking/carpentry • Enjoys sports, plays rec softball,...


(PBL) Venous Thromboembolism: Management: VTE and PE - The Clot Thickens

...• HTN, controlled - 12 years. • Former smoker, 1 ppd age 19 - 41. • Reports some mild varicose veins in recent years, asymptomatic. 6 Medications, Allergies • HCTZ 25 mg daily, lisinopril 10 mg daily. - BP has been controlled on this regimen. • NKDA, Family...


(PBL) Well Woman Exam: The New Well Woman Visit

...CC is a 76yo woman with type 2 diabetes and HTN who comes in for a health maintenance visit. Decision Point / Question • Should she take aspirin for CVD and colon cancer prevention? 16 Decision Point / Question • Should she be screened for colon cancer, cervical...


(PVL) Atrial Fibrillation: Outpatient Management of Non-Valvular A-Fib

...• Aspirin / dipyridamole • Lisinopril (for hypertension) • Metoprolol (for rate-control) • Atorvastatin • Levothyroxine • Omeprazole Case #1 - Meds / Vitals / Labs • Normal echo • BP: 135/80 • Pulse: 98 (regular) • Labs: Normal 7 Decision Point / AES Question #1-A •...


<FEFF><FEFF>Aspirin for the Prevention of Cardiovascular Disease: Recommendation ...

...harms of aspirin therapy. Enteric-coated or buffered preparations do not clearly reduce the adverse GI effects of aspirin. Uncontrolled hypertension and concomitant use of anti- coagulants also increase the risk of serious bleeding. TREATMENT The optimal dose of aspirin for...

American Family Physician

<FEFF>Diagnosis and Management of Sodium Disorders: Hyponatremia and Hypernatremia

Date xx, xxxx Scientific

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<FEFF>Hearing Loss in Older Adults

...t least 28 million U.S. adults have hearing loss.1 After hypertension and arthritis, it is the most common chronic health problem in older persons.2 The impact of hearing loss on soci- ety will increase as baby boomers age, because the age-specific prevalence of hearing loss and...

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<FEFF>Myocardial Infarction: Management of the Subacute Period

...and Angioten- sin Receptor Blockers. Angiotensin-converting enzyme (ACE) inhibitors are strongly recommended after an MI in patients with hypertension, diabetes mellitus, an LVEF of 40% or less, or chronic kidney disease.6,10 Randomized controlled trials (RCTs) have established that...

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...vasculitis, and temporal arteritis.26 Chronic morning headaches may be associated with anxiety and depression, insomnia, sleep apnea, hypertension, musculoskeletal conditions, and use of anxiolytics and alcohol.27 • A transdisciplinary team approach, including cog- nitive...

American Family Physician

<FEFF>Top 20 Research Studies of 2016 for Primary Care Physicians

April 15, 2017

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<FEFF>Top POEMs of 2015 Consistent with the Principles of the Choosing Wisely Campaign

October 1, 2016

American Family Physician

10 Steps to Preparing Your Office for ICD-10 -- Now -- FPM

Feb 1, 2014 - Don't wait any longer. You need to take steps now to meet the Oct. 1 deadline.

Family Practice Management : Articles


...was seen for the preven- tion of severe postpartum hemorrhage, and there was significantly more nausea and vomiting (NNH = 61) and hypertension (NNH = 96) in the women receiving ergometrine-oxytocin.11 Overall, the prophylactic use of oxytocin reduces post- partum hemorrhage and...

American Family Physician

13 Months of Quality Improvement: Did It Work? -- FPM

Jan 1, 2001 - The article completes a series on one group's participation in the Institute for Healthcare Improvement's chronic care quality improvement project. This article offers lessons learned from the project and explores whether the principles of quality improvement were effective.

Family Practice Management : Articles


...Striae, buffalo hump, significant central obesity, easy bruising, hypertension, or proximal muscle weakness Cushing’s disease Tanner staging (Table 1) Primary versus secondary amenorrhea Thyroid examination Thyroid disease Transverse vaginal septum; imperforate hymen...

American Family Physician


...Cardiovascular Hypertension, hyperlipidemia, cardiomyopathy, long QT syndrome, atrial fibrillation Pulmonary Reactive airway disease, obstructive sleep apnea, restrictive lung disease Musculoskeletal Debilitating osteoarthritis, chronic low back pain, immobility...

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17122154_MACRA_July_Aug FPM Supp.indd

...A 68-year-old patient with type 2 diabetes with no complications, hypertension, and a body mass index (BMI) of 37.2 ICD-10 DESCRIPTION RAF SCORE E11.9 Type 2 diabetes with no complications I10 Hypertension Z68.37 BMI of 37.2 Total Risk = 0.000 *Example #2: A...

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18101530 2019 Portfolio DIGITAL VERSION.indd

...PerformanceNavigator Workshop FALL Cardiometabolic Conditions: Diabetes, Hypertension, and Dyslipidemia Family Medicine Experience (FMX) Emergency and Urgent Care FALL Neurology and Behavioral Health for the Family Physician Adult Medicine Skin Conditions and Diseases...

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