Apr 1, 2000 - Case study: JS is a 54-year-old white woman who comes to your office to establish herself as a patient. During a review of her medical history, several active medical problems come to light, including type 2 diabetes mellitus (formerly known as non–insulin-dependent diabetes mellitus) ...
American Family Physician : Putting Prevention into Practice
May 1, 2018 - The 23-valent pneumococcal polysaccharide vaccine (PPSV23; Pneumovax 23) decreases the relative risk of community-acquired pneumonia in adults by 13%. The risk is reduced by 28% in the population that includes adults older than 65 years, those with lung disease, and those living in a ...
American Family Physician : FPIN's Help Desk Answers
Apr 1, 2018 - Pneumococcal vaccines had no significant effect on mortality from cardiorespiratory disease when compared with control and had no significant effect on all-cause mortality. Find out more.
American Family Physician : Medicine by the Numbers
Feb 1, 2020 - In June 2019, the Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices approved a change from its age-based 13-valent pneumococcal conjugate vaccine recommendations to a shared clinical decision-making process.
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