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AFP Journal Club: The "ARB-MI Paradox": Real or a Fluke? - American Family Physician

Jul 15, 2012 - The Journal Club authors discuss what factors make this meta-analysis, designed to determine whether the ARB-MI paradox is real or a statistical fluke, successful.

American Family Physician : AFP Journal Club

http://www.aafp.org/afp/2012/0715/p136.html

AFP Journal Club: If It Seems Too Good To Be True... - American Family Physician

May 15, 2015 - There are dangers in the early adoption of treatment modalities without repeated verification in the literature.

American Family Physician : AFP Journal Club

http://www.aafp.org/afp/2015/0515/p729.html

AFP Journal Club: Thrombolysis for DVT: Has the Time Arrived? - American Family Physician

Apr 1, 2015 - Catheter-directed thrombolysis for proximal DVT is experimental but may be considered in a patient with phlegmasia and resulting compartment syndrome.

American Family Physician : AFP Journal Club

http://www.aafp.org/afp/2015/0401/p430.html

AFP Journal Club: Can CPOE Systems Decrease Use of Laboratory Studies and Control ...

Sep 15, 2014 - Can computerized physician order entry systems decrease the use of laboratory studies? An intervention's durability (ability to provide sustained results) is important to consider before implementing the intervention based on a study's results.

American Family Physician : AFP Journal Club

http://www.aafp.org/afp/2014/0915/p409.html

AFP Journal Club: Evidence to Guide Measles Immunization Recommendations - American ...

May 15, 2014 - Although measles vaccination is rarely associated with fever and seizures in children, the benefits of immunization outweigh the risks. Parents should be encouraged to follow recommended immunization schedule and avoid the MMR and varicella combination vaccine.

American Family Physician : AFP Journal Club

http://www.aafp.org/afp/2014/0515/p786.html

When to Order Contrast-Enhanced CT - American Family Physician

Sep 1, 2013 - Family physicians often must determine the most appropriate diagnostic tests to order for their patients. It is essential to know the types of contrast agents, their risks, contraindications, and common clinical scenarios in which contrast-enhanced computed tomography is appropriate. ...

American Family Physician : Article

http://www.aafp.org/afp/2013/0901/p312.html

AFP Journal Club: Is Intensive Blood Pressure Control Beneficial in Patients with Acute...

Jan 15, 2014 - It seems to be safe to lower systolic blood pressure to a target of 140 mm Hg in those with an acute hemorrhagic stroke. However, there seems to be no clinical benefit to this approach when the data are adjusted for baseline NIH Stroke Scale scores.

American Family Physician : AFP Journal Club

http://www.aafp.org/afp/2014/0115/p120.html

AFP Journal Club: Does Delaying Complementary Foods Protect Children Against Allergic ...

Dec 15, 2013 - Breastfeeding duration, rather than exclusivity, may be the most important factor in prevention of atopic diseases. Earlier introduction of foods commonly associated with allergies may help prevent allergic and atopic diseases, but these data are inconclusive.

American Family Physician : AFP Journal Club

http://www.aafp.org/afp/2013/1215/p818.html

Coronary Artery Disease/Coronary Heart Disease - American Family Physician

Aug 3, 2015 - This collection features AFP content on coronary artery disease (CAD), coronary heart disease (CHD) and related issues, including acute coronary syndrome, angina, cardiomyopathy, hypertension, and myocardial infarction.

American Family Physician : AFP By Topic

http://www.aafp.org/afp/topicModules/viewTopicModule.htm?topicModuleId=4

Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease - American Family Physician

Aug 14, 2015 - This collection features AFP content on chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) and related issues, including acute and chronic COPD, spirometry, pulmonary rehabilitation, oxygen therapy, corticosteriods, and pulmonary complications.

American Family Physician : AFP By Topic

http://www.aafp.org/afp/topicModules/viewTopicModule.htm?topicModuleId=32

Musculoskeletal Care - American Family Physician

Aug 20, 2015 - This collection features AFP content on musculoskeletal care and related issues, including fracture management, joint aspiration, joint injections, pain in various parts of the body (foot and ankle; neck and back; hip; knee; arm and shoulder; and wrist and hand).

American Family Physician : AFP By Topic

http://www.aafp.org/afp/topicModules/viewTopicModule.htm?topicModuleId=17

Upper Respiratory Tract Infections - American Family Physician

Aug 14, 2015 - This collection features AFP content on upper respiratory tract infections and related issues, including acute bronchitis, acute rhinosinusitis, bronchiolitis, common cold, croup, pharyngitis, rhinosinusitis, streptococcal pharyngitis, and strep throat.

American Family Physician : AFP By Topic

http://www.aafp.org/afp/topicModules/viewTopicModule.htm?topicModuleId=29

AFP Journal Club: How Do Clinical Practice Guidelines Go Awry? - American Family Physician

Sep 15, 2012 - Many guidelines are dominated by recommendations from experts and are not based on sound clinical studies. The development of clinical practice guidelines needs to be transparent and devoid of commercial, financial, and political influences. Physicians should also be wary of outdated ...

American Family Physician : AFP Journal Club

http://www.aafp.org/afp/2012/0915/p514.html

Asthma - American Family Physician

Apr 24, 2015 - This collection features AFP content on asthma and related issues, including allergens, beta agonists, chronic cough, exercise-induced bronchoconstriction, inhalers, and wheezing.

American Family Physician : AFP By Topic

http://www.aafp.org/afp/topicModules/viewTopicModule.htm?topicModuleId=3

AFP Journal Club: Rivaroxaban vs. Warfarin for Stroke Prevention in Patients with ...

Mar 15, 2012 - How does rivaroxaban compare with warfarin for stroke prevention in patients with nonvalvular atrial fibrillation? This study concluded that rivaroxaban is noninferior to warfarin. However, noninferiority trials do not meet the same rigorous design and statistical format of traditional ...

American Family Physician : AFP Journal Club

http://www.aafp.org/afp/2012/0315/p577.html

Deep Venous Thrombosis and Pulmonary Embolism - American Family Physician

May 8, 2015 - This collection features AFP content on deep venous thrombosis, pulmonary embolism and related issues, including anticoagulation, heparin therapy, and venous thromboembolism.

American Family Physician : AFP By Topic

http://www.aafp.org/afp/topicModules/viewTopicModule.htm?topicModuleId=69

Depression and Bipolar Disorder - American Family Physician

Jul 9, 2015 - This collection features AFP content on depression and bipolar disorder and related issues, including antidepressants, major depressive disorder, mental health, postpartum depression, and psychiatric medications.

American Family Physician : AFP By Topic

http://www.aafp.org/afp/topicModules/viewTopicModule.htm?topicModuleId=6

AFP Journal Club: Antibiotics for Acute Otitis Media in Young Children: The Case of the...

Jan 15, 2012 - A discussion of why the conclusion of a high-profile study, which suggests that antibiotics are beneficial in children six to 23 months of age with acute otitis media, is incorrect.

American Family Physician : AFP Journal Club

http://www.aafp.org/afp/2012/0115/p104.html

AFP Journal Club: Antibiotics for Acute Otitis Media in Young Children - American ...

Nov 15, 2011 - Two studies aim to clarify the appropriate use of antibiotic treatment in young children with acute otitis media.

American Family Physician : AFP Journal Club

http://www.aafp.org/afp/2011/1115/p1095.html

AFP Journal Club: Subarachnoid Hemorrhage and the CT Scan - American Family Physician

Sep 15, 2011 - Is CT sensitive enough to rule out subarachnoid hemorrhage? This study says yes, but rretrospective studies are inherently problematic. Normal head CT should be followed by a lumbar puncture.

American Family Physician : AFP Journal Club

http://www.aafp.org/afp/2011/0915/p632.html

AFP Journal Club: Usefulness of Procalcitonin Measurement in Reducing Antibiotic Use ...

Jul 15, 2011 - Measurement of procalcitonin is being pushed as a way to determine the presence or absence of bacterial infection and, therefore, as a way to reduce antibiotic use. But, how well does it work in the patients family physicians see? Why are the results of this study not as convincingly ...

American Family Physician : AFP Journal Club

http://www.aafp.org/afp/2011/0715/p177.html

AFP Journal Club: Clinical Significance of Meniscal Damage on Knee MRI - American ...

May 15, 2011 - Can you make the assumption that, in a patient with knee pain, meniscal damage found on MRI is responsible for his or her symptoms? Meniscal findings on knee MRI do not correlate well with pain.

American Family Physician : AFP Journal Club

http://www.aafp.org/afp/2011/0515/p1160.html

Atrial Fibrillation - American Family Physician

Apr 24, 2015 - This collection features AFP content on atrial fibrillation and related issues, including anticoagulation therapy, antiplatelet therapy, arrhythmias, and palpitations.

American Family Physician : AFP By Topic

http://www.aafp.org/afp/topicModules/viewTopicModule.htm?topicModuleId=33

Dementia - American Family Physician

Jul 9, 2015 - This collection features AFP content on dementia and related issues, including Alzheimer’s, Binswanger’s type, dementia, and dementia with Lewy bodies.

American Family Physician : AFP By Topic

http://www.aafp.org/afp/topicModules/viewTopicModule.htm?topicModuleId=5

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