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Clinical and Personal Utility of Genetic Risk Testing - Curbside Consultation - ...

May 1, 2018 - On April 6, 2017, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved marketing of the 23andMe Personal Genome Service, the first direct-to-consumer genetic test. This test uses genomic DNA collected from mail-in saliva collection kits to provide information on a patient's genetic risk...

American Family Physician : Curbside Consultation

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2018/0501/p600.html

Evaluation of Behavior Change in Patients with Developmental Disabilities - Curbside ...

Apr 15, 2016 - A mother brought her 19-year-old nonverbal, autistic son to our clinic. She requested medication for him to reduce the number of episodes that include loud vocalizations, thrashing, and head banging. These episodes usually occur in the car. At baseline, the man has difficulty with ...

American Family Physician : Curbside Consultation

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2016/0415/p686.html

Screening for Hereditary Cancer Syndromes - Curbside Consultation - American Family ...

Jan 15, 2015 - Family physicians play a key role in identifying patients in need of increased cancer surveillance because of a personal or family history of cancer. How does one know if a patient warrants genetic testing for hereditary cancer predisposition?

American Family Physician : Curbside Consultation

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2015/0115/p125.html

Determining Eligibility for Gastric Bypass Surgery - Curbside Consultation - American ...

May 1, 2006 - This case scenario brings up two issues: (1) whether the patient should undergo a risky procedure that might benefit her and (2) responsible allocation of health care resources. First, American College of Physicians (ACP) guidelines1 recommend optional bariatric surgery for those who ...

American Family Physician : Curbside Consultation

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2006/0501/p1638.html

At-Home Genetic Tests - Curbside Consultation - American Family Physician

Feb 1, 2006 - Current genetic tests for complex diseases are not diagnostic. They instead provide important information about susceptibility and can be key in prevention.

American Family Physician : Curbside Consultation

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2006/0201/p540.html

Physicians Who Do Not Follow Screening Guidelines - Curbside Consultation - American ...

Jan 1, 2006 - This scenario asks two basic questions: (1) Why would a physician perform screening tests more often than recommended? and (2) What should a physician do if he or she has a colleague who does not follow current practice recommendations?

American Family Physician : Curbside Consultation

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2006/0101/p161.html

HIV Testing on Demand - Curbside Consultation - American Family Physician

May 1, 2005 - Two valuable questions are raised by this clinical dilemma in primary care. The first is whether it is appropriate to perform tests at a patient’s request without clear indications. The second is whether billing the insurance carrier for these tests is proper.

American Family Physician : Curbside Consultation

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2005/0501/p1823.html

Rethinking the Gynecologic Examination - Curbside Consultation - American Family Physician

Nov 1, 2003 - These questions often arise but without any obvious answer because the practice of medicine is an art as well as a science. The history of the annual physical examination for healthy women illuminates the science of medicine.

American Family Physician : Curbside Consultation

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2003/1101/p1869.html

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