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Appropriate Aspirin Use for Primary Prevention of Cardiovascular Disease - Editorials: ...

Jun 15, 2011 - The factor most strongly associated with appropriate aspirin use is a conversation between the patient and physician. The National Committee for Quality Assurance has proposed that health plans measure their members' use of aspirin, as well as the extent to which physicians discuss ...

American Family Physician : Editorials: Controversies in Family Medicine

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2011/0615/p1380.html

Bone Density Testing to Monitor Osteoporosis Therapy in Clinical Practice - Editorials:...

Oct 1, 2010 - The bottom line in caring for patients with osteoporosis is that monitoring for treatment effect is appropriate and desirable. A statistically significant BMD loss may lead to further evaluation and possibly a change in treatment. The strategy of monitoring therapy with BMD testing is ...

American Family Physician : Editorials: Controversies in Family Medicine

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2010/1001/p749.html

Does Widespread Calcium Supplementation Pose Cardiovascular Risk? No: Concerns Are ...

Feb 1, 2013 - When patients are randomized and cardiovascular events are carefully adjudicated, there is no compelling evidence that calcium supplementation increases the rate of major cardiovascular events.

American Family Physician : Editorials: Controversies in Family Medicine

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2013/0201/od2.html

Does Widespread Calcium Supplementation Pose Cardiovascular Risk? Yes: The Potential ...

Feb 1, 2013 - The bolus administration of this micronutrient should be abandoned in most circumstances, and patients should be encouraged to obtain their calcium intake from an appropriately balanced diet.

American Family Physician : Editorials: Controversies in Family Medicine

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2013/0201/od1.html

Editorials: Controversies in Family Medicine - Dec 15, 2012 - American Family Physician

Dec 15, 2012 - Yes: This Should Be the Target for Most Patients

American Family Physician : Editorials: Controversies in Family Medicine

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2012/1215/od1.html

Editorials: Controversies in Family Medicine - Oct 15, 2012 - American Family Physician

Oct 15, 2012 - No: Universal Screening Has Uncertain Benefits and a High Risk of Harms. Atherosclerosis can be demonstrated in young arteries, and its development over time correlates with the presence of risk factors for the disease, including higher lipid levels. But the presence of this association...

American Family Physician : Editorials: Controversies in Family Medicine

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2012/1015/od1.html

For Hyperlipidemia, Go Where the Evidence Takes You: Give a Statin and Nothing Else - ...

Nov 1, 2010 - Only statins have patient-oriented evidence supporting their role in reducing all-cause mortality. The NCEP–ATP III guidelines offer a nine-step approach for reaching target lipid levels, but the application to everyday practice is far simpler: If a patient with hyperlipidemia has ...

American Family Physician : Editorials: Controversies in Family Medicine

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2010/1101/p1063.html

Hyperlipidemia Treatment in Children: The Younger, the Better - Editorials: ...

Sep 1, 2010 - Despite the absence of data in children demonstrating morbidity and mortality reduction by aggressive treatment of lipid disorders, the overwhelming data in adults (e.g., decreasing LDL cholesterol, improved morbidity and mortality) and evidence of atherosclerotic lesions developing in ...

American Family Physician : Editorials: Controversies in Family Medicine

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2010/0901/p460.html

Is "Precision Medicine" Ready to Use in Primary Care Practice? No: It Is Barely Ready ...

Dec 15, 2017 - Precision medicine is ultimately only a tool, and just as it might be used to facilitate better outcomes, if adopted prematurely, it may paradoxically increase inappropriate care. Therefore, primary care physicians must wait for carefully conducted randomized studies to demonstrate ...

American Family Physician : Editorials: Controversies in Family Medicine

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2017/1215/p769.html

Is "Precision Medicine" Ready to Use in Primary Care Practice? Yes: It Offers Patients ...

Dec 15, 2017 - The question that primary care physicians should be considering is not whether precision medicine is ready for prime time in their practices. Rather, they should be considering how they will adjust their practice patterns to the changing landscape of medicine to maximize patient benefit...

American Family Physician : Editorials: Controversies in Family Medicine

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2017/1215/p767.html

Is Natural Family Planning a Highly Effective Method of Birth Control? No: Natural ...

Nov 15, 2012 - No: Natural Family Planning Methods Are Overrated. Natural family planning (NFP) methods are not highly effective contraceptive options. The most important consequence of contraceptive failure is unintended pregnancy, which is costly to the individual and to society.

American Family Physician : Editorials: Controversies in Family Medicine

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2012/1115/od2.html

Is Natural Family Planning a Highly Effective Method of Birth Control? Yes: Natural ...

Nov 15, 2012 - Yes: Natural Family Planning Is Highly Effective and Fulfilling. Natural family planning (NFP) is an effective and fulfilling method of avoiding pregnancy that has developed significantly over the past 80 years.

American Family Physician : Editorials: Controversies in Family Medicine

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2012/1115/od1.html

Is Spinal Manipulation an Effective Treatment for Low Back Pain? No: Evidence Shows No ...

Apr 15, 2012 - No: Evidence Shows No Clinically Significant Benefit Over Watchful Waiting. The pain often improves greatly within one month, with more than 90 percent of patients no longer needing medical care within three months.

American Family Physician : Editorials: Controversies in Family Medicine

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2012/0415/p763.html

Is Spinal Manipulation an Effective Treatment for Low Back Pain? Yes: Evidence Shows ...

Apr 15, 2012 - Yes: Evidence Shows Benefit in Most Patients. The goal of manipulation is to restore maximal, pain-free movement of the musculoskeletal system in postural balance. In the past decade, there has been a significant growth in evidence supporting the benefits of manipulation.

American Family Physician : Editorials: Controversies in Family Medicine

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2012/0415/p756.html

Is Spinal Manipulation an Effective Treatment for Low Back Pain? Yes: Spinal ...

Apr 15, 2012 - Yes: Spinal Manipulation Is a Useful Adjunct Therapy. Spinal manipulation is one of many potential treatment options that have been used by many different types of clinicians for more than a century. Only in the past 50 years have research studies evaluated the benefits of spinal ...

American Family Physician : Editorials: Controversies in Family Medicine

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2012/0415/p760.html

Monitoring Osteoporosis Treatment: DXA Should Not Be Routinely Repeated - Editorials: ...

Oct 1, 2010 - Unless the physician knows how to adjust therapy based on repeat DXA, monitoring osteoporosis treatment via DXA is unlikely to be clinically necessary or beneficial. Currently, we assume that if the patient has not had a fracture and the BMD significantly increases, then no change in ...

American Family Physician : Editorials: Controversies in Family Medicine

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2010/1001/p752.html

Screening for Hyperlipidemia in Children: Primum Non Nocere - Editorials: Controversies...

Sep 1, 2010 - Only 40 to 55 percent of children with elevated cholesterol and low-density lipoprotein levels will continue to have elevated lipids on follow-up. A recent evidence review supporting the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force statement on lipid screening in children reached the following ...

American Family Physician : Editorials: Controversies in Family Medicine

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2010/0901/p468.html

Should Adults with Prediabetes Be Prescribed Metformin to Prevent Diabetes Mellitus? ...

Aug 1, 2019 - Discussing with patients the pros and cons of medications for borderline glucose values could distract us from more important topics such as lifestyle changes, smoking cessation, and blood pressure control. Time is the most valuable resource in a physician-patient partnership, and there...

American Family Physician : Editorials: Controversies in Family Medicine

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2019/0801/p136.html

Should Adults with Prediabetes Be Prescribed Metformin to Prevent Diabetes Mellitus? ...

Aug 1, 2019 - High-quality evidence supports metformin use for diabetes prevention among younger or more obese individuals or for women with a history of gestational diabetes. Clinicians should consider prescribing metformin, in addition to intensive lifestyle interventions, in accordance with ...

American Family Physician : Editorials: Controversies in Family Medicine

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2019/0801/p134.html

Should All Children Be Screened for Autism Spectrum Disorders? No: Screening Is Not ...

Aug 15, 2011 - Whether or not early detection of ASDs through screening is beneficial is best answered by an unbiased, comprehensive systematic review, before screening recommendations are proposed. Several guideline panels in other countries have conducted such a review using robust assessment ...

American Family Physician : Editorials: Controversies in Family Medicine

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2011/0815/p377.html

Should All Children Be Screened for Autism Spectrum Disorders? Yes: Merging Science, ...

Aug 15, 2011 - Screening offers the potential for early treatment, which can lessen the effect of a condition. This is true for ASDs and related disorders in which randomized controlled trials have demonstrated improvements in young children with ASDs with regard to parent-child social communication, ...

American Family Physician : Editorials: Controversies in Family Medicine

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2011/0815/p361.html

Should Children with Acute Otitis Media Routinely be Treated with Antibiotics? No: Most...

Oct 1, 2013 - The evidence supports the use of antibiotics only in certain clinical situations and avoidance of antibiotics in certain children with AOM.

American Family Physician : Editorials: Controversies in Family Medicine

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2013/1001/od2.html

Should Children with Acute Otitis Media Routinely Be Treated with Antibiotics? Yes: ...

Oct 1, 2013 - The demonstrated benefits of antibiotic use are an average of one less day of pain and fever, which is about evenly offset by the risk of adverse effects. Benefits warrant discussion with parents for shared decision making regarding treatment.

American Family Physician : Editorials: Controversies in Family Medicine

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2013/1001/od1.html

Should Family Physicians Follow the New ACC/AHA Cholesterol Treatment Guideline? Not ...

Aug 15, 2014 - The recommendations should have paid more attention to the inherent uncertainties in risk estimates and the importance of individual patient circumstances and preferences.

American Family Physician : Editorials: Controversies in Family Medicine

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2014/0815/p223.html

Should Family Physicians Follow the New ACC/AHA Cholesterol Treatment Guideline? Yes: ...

Aug 15, 2014 - The recommendations appropriately focus treatment on those most likely to benefit.

American Family Physician : Editorials: Controversies in Family Medicine

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2014/0815/p212.html

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