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Appropriate Indications for Administration of tPA - Letters to the Editor - American ...

Aug 1, 2005 - ...the National Institute of Neurological Diseases and Stroke (NINDS) study group demonstrated a 12 percent absolute reduction in disability (number needed to treat [NNT] = 8).2 The 30 percent figure that often is quoted (including in the Advanced Cardiac Life Support provider manual3)...

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Use of Dipyridamole in Patients with Recent Stroke or TIA - Letters to the Editor - ...

Aug 1, 2005 - ...Feinberg School of Medicine of Northwestern University Abbott Hall, 11th Floor 710 North Lake Shore Dr. Chicago, IL 60611-3078 Author disclosure: Dr. Bernstein has received honoraria from Boehringer Ingelheim Pharmaceuticals and Bristol-Myers Squibb Company. in reply: I appreciate...

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Reconsideration of the Smallpox Vaccination Administration Site - Letters to the Editor...

Aug 1, 2005 - ...The University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey Robert Wood Johnson Medical School Three Cooper Plaza, Suite 411 Camden, N.J. 08103 Samir Mardini, M.D. Hung-Chi Chen, M.D. Department of Plastic Surgery E-Da Hospital/I-Shou University 1, E-Da Rd., Jiau-shu Tsuen,...

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Case Report: Drug Interactions Between Statins and Azole Antifungals - Letters to the ...

Jul 15, 2005 - ...Department of Emergency Medicine John H. Stroger Jr. Hospital of Cook County Chicago, IL Steve Aks, D.O. Toxikon Consortium Department of Emergency Medicine John H. Stroger Jr. Hospital of Cook County Chicago, IL Send letters to afplet@aafp.org, or 11400 Tomahawk Creek...

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Case Report: Parotid Enlargement as a Presentation of HIV Infection - Letters to the ...

Jul 15, 2005 - ...of Osteopathic Medicine Dept. of Family Medicine, Div. of Education and Research 855 Montgomery Fort Worth, TX 76107 Send letters to afplet@aafp.org, or 11400 Tomahawk Creek Pkwy., Leawood, KS 66211-2680. Include your complete address, e-mail address, and telephone number. Letters...

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Weighing the Risks and Benefits of Emergency Contraception - Letters to the Editor - ...

Jul 1, 2005 - ...Department of Family Medicine University of Colorado Health Sciences Center 18990 Connemara Heights Monument, CO 80132 Karen D. Poehailos, M.D. 125 Riverbend Dr., Suite 3 Charlottesville, VA 22911 in reply: As with many emotionally fraught issues, we must build on the best...

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Travel Immunizations: Benefits and Precautions - Letters to the Editor - American ...

Jun 15, 2005 - ...Joan C. Edwards School of Medicine Dept. of Family and Community Medicine 1600 Medical Center Dr., Suite 1400 Huntington, WV 25701–3655 editor’s note: This letter was sent to the authors of Travel Immunizations, who declined to reply. Send letters to afplet@aafp.org, or 11400...

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Antibiotic Use for Streptococcal Pharyngitis Groups C and G - Letters to the Editor - ...

Jun 1, 2005 - ...Department of Family Medicine SUNY-Downstate School of Medicine 450 Clarkson Ave., Box 67 Brooklyn, NY 11203–2098 REFERENCES show all references 1. Efstratiou A, Teare EL, McGhie D, Colman G. The presence of M proteins in outbreak strains of Streptococcus equismilis T-type 204. J...

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Case Report: A Movement Disorder Related to Use of Oxycodone - Letters to the Editor - ...

Jun 1, 2005 - ...and Community Medicine 1 University of New Mexico Albuquerque, NM 87131-0001 E-mail: jgrebosky@salud.unm.edu Send letters to afplet@aafp.org, or 11400 Tomahawk Creek Pkwy., Leawood, KS 66211-2680. Include your complete address, e-mail address, and telephone number. Letters...

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Case Report: Urticaria Following Intentional Ingestion of Cicadas - Letters to the ...

Jun 1, 2005 - ...he was taking included f luticasone nasal spray, inhaled fluticasone/salmeterol, zafirlukast, and tamsulosin. He had taken his scheduled medicines that day, as well as two 25-mg tablets of diphenhydramine, orally. A physical examination revealed: respiratory rate 16 breaths per...

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Marjolin's Ulcer in Chronic Hidradenitis Suppurativa - Letters to the Editor - American...

May 1, 2005 - ...Southern Illinois University School of Medicine 747 N. Rutledge St. Springfield, IL 62794 Send letters to afplet@aafp.org, or 11400 Tomahawk Creek Pkwy., Leawood, KS 66211-2680. Include your complete address, e-mail address, and telephone number. Letters should be fewer than 400...

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Influence of Video Games on Children's Health - Letters to the Editor - American Family...

Apr 15, 2005 - ...to the editor: I enjoyed reading the Medicine and Society feature,1 "Counseling Patients on Mass Media and Health," written by Dr. Primack in American Family Physician. I would like to point out the rising influence of video games on today's youth. The video game industry is an...

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Benefit vs. Harm of Treatment of Chronic Hepatitis C - Letters to the Editor - American...

Apr 15, 2005 - ...State University of New York Upstate College of Medicine Department of Family Medicine 475 Irving Ave., Suite 200 Syracuse, NY 13210 in reply: While I agree with Dr. Steinberg that the pegylated interferon and ribavirin used in the treatment of patients with chronic hepatitis C are...

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Hemolytic Anemia Manifesting as Improved A1C Values - Letters to the Editor - American ...

Apr 1, 2005 - ...of Medicine and Therapeutics The Chinese University of Hong Kong Ngan Shing St. Shatin, Hong Kong, China Send letters to afplet@aafp.org, or 11400 Tomahawk Creek Pkwy., Leawood, KS 66211-2680. Include your complete address, e-mail address, and telephone number. Letters should...

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Defending the Use of EBM and Shared Decision Making - Letters to the Editor - American ...

Apr 1, 2005 - ...to the editor: Evidence-based medicine (EBM) was considered a dirty word in a malpractice trial reported in 2004 in JAMA.1 Dr. Daniel Merenstein, a family physician, related his experience where he appropriately used EBM and shared decision making regarding prostate cancer...

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Alternative to the Traditional Bilateral Neck Exploration - Letters to the Editor - ...

Apr 1, 2005 - ...Mount Sinai School of Medicine 5 E. 94th St. New York, NY 10128 ABIGAIL LOVE Medical Student Mount Sinai School of Medicine 333 E. 93rd St., Apt. LN New York, NY 10128 in reply: I basically agree with the discussion of Dr. Lopchinsky and Ms. Love that image-guided minimally...

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Patient Autonomy: Reflections from a Developing Country - Letters to the Editor - ...

Apr 1, 2005 - ...to the editor: Family medicine is a discipline that has always supported a patient’s right to medical care. Family physicians are advocates for their patients and consider them as equal partners in their health care. Our primary focus as family physicians is on the development and...

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Diagnosis and Treatment of Group A Pharyngitis Strep - Letters to the Editor - American...

Mar 15, 2005 - ...Department of Internal Medicine Unity Health System 1555 Long Pond Rd. Rochester, NY 14626 in reply: Drs. Singh and Dolan raise the question of the sensitivity of throat culture to diagnose streptococcal pharyngitis and reinforce the importance of obtaining the specimen under ideal...

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Case Report: Wegener's Granulomatosis Presents as Pulmonary Infection - Letters to the ...

Mar 15, 2005 - ...Adjunct Assistant Professor of Medicine Tufts University School of Medicine Boston, Massachusetts Alfa HealthCare Infectious Diseases Clinic Henry Dunant Hospital 9 Neapoleos St. [ corrected] Send letters to afplet@aafp.org, or 11400 Tomahawk Creek Pkwy., Leawood, KS 66211-2680....

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Measuring Severity of Tinnitus with a Visual Analog Scale - Letters to the Editor - ...

Mar 1, 2005 - ...therapy, including that of hyperbaric oxygen therapy.1 Positron emission tomography (PET) is a nuclear medicine imaging study, used primarily for oncologic staging, which for a number of years also has been used to investigate tinnitus, along with other objective methods including...

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Case Report: Late-Onset Eclampsia Presents as Bilateral Cortical Blindness - Letters to...

Mar 1, 2005 - ...Dept. of Family Medicine University of Michigan 1500 E. Medical Center Dr. Rm. L2003 Box 0239 Ann Arbor, MI 48109–0239 CHRISTOPHER BARNES, D.O. Dept. of Family Medicine University of Michigan JESSICA LALLEY, M.D. Dept. of Obstetrics and Gynecology University of Michigan THOMAS L....

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Clarifications on Patients Presenting with Jaundice - Letters to the Editor - American ...

Feb 1, 2005 - ...metabolic mediator of the clinical overlap in atherosclerotic disease and insulin resistance but also the singular therapeutic target for medicines to reduce, reverse, and prevent the deleterious metabolic changes that lead to diabetes and atherosclerotic disease. The prevention of...

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Aspirin Use for Prevention of CHD: An FP's Story - Letters to the Editor - American ...

Jan 15, 2005 - ...Department of Family Medicine 2231 N. High St. Columbus, OH 43201 Send letters to afplet@aafp.org, or 11400 Tomahawk Creek Pkwy., Leawood, KS 66211-2680. Include your complete address, e-mail address, and telephone number. Letters should be fewer than 400 words and limited to six...

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When Should Pregnant Women with Diabetes Receive Insulin? - Letters to the Editor - ...

Jan 15, 2005 - ...Meharry/Vanderbilt Family Medicine 4536 Nolensville Pike Nashville, TN 37211 JOSE LARAYA, M.D. Oklahoma State Osteopathic School of Medicine 2343 S.W. Blvd. Tulsa, OK 74107 LARRY MCKENZIE, D.O. DANIELLE MURRAY, M.D. DAMION HARDISON, M.D. 3030 Covington Pike Medicos para la Familia...

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Vitamin D Insufficiency as a Cause of Hyperparathyroidism - Letters to the Editor - ...

Jan 1, 2005 - ...Department of Family Medicine Tacoma, WA 98431–1100 The opinions and assertions contained herein are the private views of the author and are not to be construed as official or as reflecting the views of the U.S. Army medical department or the U.S. Army at large. Send letters to...

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Response to Proposal for Use of SORT Evidence Levels - Letters to the Editor - American...

Dec 15, 2004 - ...This risk of being misled will not be mitigated by physicians simply applying their understanding of evidence-based medicine to retranslate SORT when they lack this understanding in the first place. The majority of physicians (76 percent) fail a simple critical appraisal pretest we...

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Hyperbaric Oxygen to Treat Malignant External Otitis - Letters to the Editor - American...

Nov 15, 2004 - ...daily, five days a week. The pressure inside the hyperbaric chamber was achieved by compressed air. The total number of sessions depended on clinical status. The mean number of hyperbaric oxygen sessions was 22.1 (range: 16 to 25 sessions). We received good results in all eight...

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Pain Relief in Those Recovering from Chemical Dependency - Letters to the Editor - ...

Nov 15, 2004 - ...University of Florida College of Medicine Dept. of Community Health and Family Medicine 1600 S.W. Archer Rd. Room G1-019 Gainsville, FL 32610 editor’s note: This letter was sent to the authors of Common Problems in Patients Recovering from Chemical Dependency, who declined to...

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Definitive Statements Should Only Be Made with Evidence - Letters to the Editor - ...

Oct 15, 2004 - ...The authors states: Although the clinical trials on black cohosh are of insufficient quality to support definitive statements, this herbal medicine does appear to be effective in the short-term treatment of menopausal symptoms. 1 One has to question how he can make this statement...

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NSAIDs Should Not Be Used in Treatment of Stress Fractures - Letters to the Editor - ...

Oct 15, 2004 - ...Dept. of Family Medicine and Community Health 2615 E. Franklin Ave. Minneapolis, MN 55406 ELIZABETH A. ARENDT, M.D. Medical Director, University of Minnesota Athletic Dept. University of Minnesota, Dept. of Orthopaedic Surgery 2450 Riverside Ave. Minneapolis, MN 55454 editor’s...

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Potential Interaction Between Soy Milk and Warfarin - Letters to the Editor - American ...

Oct 1, 2004 - ...soy milk is not a herbal medication, it is widely advocated as a nutritional supplement by practitioners of Western and traditional medicine. Recently, there has been a surge of interest in soy milk as a health food for its antihypertensive4 and antihyperlipidemic5 properties and...

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Night Sweats Are Commonly Vasomotor Symptoms - Letters to the Editor - American Family ...

Oct 1, 2004 - ...Endocrinology, Department of Medicine University of British Columbia 575 W. 8th Ave., Ste. 380 Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada V5Z 1C6 in reply: We thank Drs. Prior and Hitchcock for their reminder not to overlook or ignore obvious diagnoses in the pursuit of rare or esoteric...

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AFP Policy on Using Generic and Brand Names for Drugs - Letters to the Editor - ...

Sep 15, 2004 - ...and balanced review,1 which included a broader consideration of most aspects of PTSD. We would like to encourage a greater emphasis on a number of these aspects. First, an emphasis on pharmacologic treatment of distressing symptoms neglects the fact that recovery from trauma...

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Importance of Continuous Doula Support During Labor - Letters to the Editor - American ...

Aug 1, 2004 - ...Coquelet and Punger Family Medicine, P.A. 4640 S. 25th St. Ft. Pierce, FL 34981. Send letters to afplet@aafp.org, or 11400 Tomahawk Creek Pkwy., Leawood, KS 66211-2680. Include your complete address, e-mail address, and telephone number. Letters should be fewer than 400 words...

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Treatment of Polycystic Ovary Syndrome in Adolescents - Letters to the Editor - ...

Aug 1, 2004 - ...Department of Family and Preventive Medicine 50 N. Medical Dr. Salt Lake City, UT 84132 Send letters to afplet@aafp.org, or 11400 Tomahawk Creek Pkwy., Leawood, KS 66211-2680. Include your complete address, e-mail address, and telephone number. Letters should be fewer than 400...

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Diagnosis of Malaria Should Be Considered by U.S. Physicians - Letters to the Editor - ...

Jul 15, 2004 - ...Department of Family Medicine 2500 N. State St. Jackson, MS 39216 Send letters to afplet@aafp.org, or 11400 Tomahawk Creek Pkwy., Leawood, KS 66211-2680. Include your complete address, e-mail address, and telephone number. Letters should be fewer than 400 words and limited to six...

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Therapy with ACE Inhibitors and ARBs in Heart Failure - Letters to the Editor - ...

Jul 15, 2004 - ...Augusta Family Medicine Clinic 207 W. Lincoln Augusta, WI 54722 editor’s note: This letter was sent to the authors of Combination Therapy with ACE Inhibitors and Angiotensin-Receptor Blockers in Heart Failure, who declined to reply. Send letters to afplet@aafp.org, or 11400...

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Is Ophthalmologic Follow-Up for Corneal Abrasions Needed? - Letters to the Editor - ...

Jul 1, 2004 - ...not able to find any evidence (i.e., original outcome-based research) supporting these recommendations. Two of the most popular emergency medicine textbooks2,3 recommend 24-hour follow-up for patients with corneal abrasions but do not specify that this must be conducted by an...

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Recurrent Diplopia After Consuming Alcoholic Beverages - Letters to the Editor - ...

Jul 1, 2004 - ...Faculty of Medicine University of Tokyo 7-3-1 Hongo, Bunkyo-ku Tokyo, Japan 113-8655 Send letters to afplet@aafp.org, or 11400 Tomahawk Creek Pkwy., Leawood, KS 66211-2680. Include your complete address, e-mail address, and telephone number. Letters should be fewer than 400 words...

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Perinephric Abscess Caused by Group B Streptococcus - Letters to the Editor - American ...

Jun 15, 2004 - ...Department of Family Medicine University of Wisconsin Medical School Milwaukee Clinical Campus Aurora Health Care, Inc. 2801 W. Kinnickinnic River Pkwy. Ste. 155 Milwaukee, WI 53215 Send letters to afplet@aafp.org, or 11400 Tomahawk Creek Pkwy., Leawood, KS 66211-2680. Include...

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Removing Splinters Should Be A Very Simple Procedure - Letters to the Editor - American...

Jun 1, 2004 - ...The techniques recommended in our article1 may appear extensive, but they ensure complete removal of the splinter.2,4 I have removed a large number of superficial horizontal splinters by simply de-roofing the skin over the splinter with an 18-gauge needle. This technique results in...

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Bupropion Should Be Included in Article on Antidepressants - Letters to the Editor - ...

Jun 1, 2004 - ...Spartanburg Family Medicine Residency Program 835 N. Church St., Suite 510 Spartanburg, SC 29303 REFERENCE 1. Ables AZ, Baughman OL 3d. Antidepressants: update on new agents and indications. Am Fam Physician. 2003;67:547–54. Read the full article. Get immediate access, anytime,...

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Alternatives to Ear Syringing for Removal of Earwax - Letters to the Editor - American ...

Apr 15, 2004 - ...Department of Family and Community Medicine University of Arizona College of Medicine, Phoenix 4001 N. Third St., #415 Phoenix, AZ 85012 IN REPLY: We appreciate Dr. Campos-Outcalt's pointing out the additional information on bioterrorism infections. He correctly notes that a...

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Atypical Laryngeal Dystonia Caused by an Antiemetic - Letters to the Editor - American ...

Apr 1, 2004 - ...I was concerned that she might be experiencing an acute dystonic reaction. I advised her to take two 25-mg diphenhydramine tablets from her medicine cabinet immediately and repeat the dose one hour later. She described no other symptoms such as muscle stiffness, neck stiffness,...

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Trained Caregivers Provide Valuable Role in Childbirth - Letters to the Editor - ...

Mar 15, 2004 - ...Department of Family Medicine CB# 7595 Manning Dr. Chapel Hill, NC 27599–7595 Send letters to afplet@aafp.org, or 11400 Tomahawk Creek Pkwy., Leawood, KS 66211-2680. Include your complete address, e-mail address, and telephone number. Letters should be fewer than 400 words and...

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Psychosocial Counseling May Be Best Treatment for Hair Loss - Letters to the Editor - ...

Mar 15, 2004 - ...Albert Einstein College of Medicine 1300 Morris Park Ave. Bronx, NY 10461 Send letters to afplet@aafp.org, or 11400 Tomahawk Creek Pkwy., Leawood, KS 66211-2680. Include your complete address, e-mail address, and telephone number. Letters should be fewer than 400 words and limited...

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Paraphimosis in a Middle-Aged Adult After Intercourse - Letters to the Editor - ...

Feb 15, 2004 - ...Stanford University School of Medicine 300 Pasteur Dr. Stanford, CA 94305 RICHARD LEE, M.D. Stanford University School of Medicine 211 Quarry Rd., N329 Stanford, CA 94305 Send letters to afplet@aafp.org, or 11400 Tomahawk Creek Pkwy., Leawood, KS 66211-2680. Include your complete...

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Use of Metformin Is a Cause of Vitamin B12 Deficiency - Letters to the Editor - ...

Jan 15, 2004 - ...Department of Internal Medicine St. John's Mercy Medical Group 608 Bus Rt. 66 St. Robert, MO 65584 IN REPLY: We greatly appreciate Dr. Buvat's comments regarding the association of metformin and vitamin B12 malabsorption. At the time we submitted our article,1 the articles that Dr....

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Causes of Benign Asymptomatic Pneumoperitoneum - Letters to the Editor - American ...

Jan 1, 2004 - ...University of New Mexico School of Medicine 2211 Lomas Blvd. Albuquerque, NM 87131 Send letters to afplet@aafp.org, or 11400 Tomahawk Creek Pkwy., Leawood, KS 66211-2680. Include your complete address, e-mail address, and telephone number. Letters should be fewer than 400 words...

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No Data to Show Link Between Opioid Abuse and Heroin Use - Letters to the Editor - ...

Dec 1, 2003 - ...Wright State University School of Medicine Center for Interventions, Treatment, and Addictions Research 216 Medical Sciences Building Dayton, OH 45435 REFERENCES show all references 1. Siegal HA, Carlson RG, Kenne DR, Swora MG. Probable relationship between opioid abuse and heroin...

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Hormone Therapy to Prevent Hip Fractures in Elderly - Letters to the Editor - American ...

Oct 15, 2003 - ...David Geffen School of Medicine University of California, Los Angeles 924 Westwood Blvd., Ste. 650 Los Angeles, CA 90024 LANCE C. BRUNNER, M.D. Southern California Permanente Medical Group 1900 E. 4th St. Santa Ana, CA 92705 REFRENCES show all references 1. Rossouw JE, Anderson GL,...

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Physicians Should Counsel Patients About Exercise - Letters to the Editor - American ...

Sep 15, 2003 - ...seems to be similar in these two countries. In a nonpublished, community-based, cross-sectional survey conducted in 2002 in our Family Medicine Teaching Unit, we found that fewer than 36 percent of the 481 adult subjects interviewed received counseling on physical activity from...

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Examinations Should Include Food Allergy Tests - Letters to the Editor - American ...

Sep 1, 2003 - ...Moses Cone Family Medicine Residency 1125 N. Church St. Greensboro, NC 27401 in reply: Dr. Chambliss makes an important point. However, discussion of the use of any medications, other than those directed at maintaining glycemic and metabolic homeostasis in the diabetic...

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Chronic Use of Echinacea Should Be Discouraged - Letters to the Editor - American ...

Aug 15, 2003 - ...1. Newall CA, Anderson LA, Phillipson JD. Herbal medicines: a guide for health-care professionals. London: Pharmaceutical Press, 1996. Read the full article. Get immediate access, anytime, anywhere. Choose a single article, issue, or full-access subscription. Earn up to 6 CME...

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ACE Inhibitor Use and Elevated Creatinine Levels - Letters to the Editor - American ...

Jul 1, 2003 - ...University of Illinois College of Medicine at Rockford 405 Charles Mt. Morris, IL 61054 Send letters to afplet@aafp.org, or 11400 Tomahawk Creek Pkwy., Leawood, KS 66211-2680. Include your complete address, e-mail address, and telephone number. Letters should be fewer than 400...

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Possible Dangerous Interaction of Oxycontin and Carisoprodol - Letters to the Editor - ...

Jun 1, 2003 - ...of Mississippi School of Medicine VA Medical Center 1500 E. Woodrow Wilson Dr. Jackson, MS 39216 Send letters to afplet@aafp.org, or 11400 Tomahawk Creek Pkwy., Leawood, KS 66211-2680. Include your complete address, e-mail address, and telephone number. Letters should be fewer...

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Treatment of Viral Conjunctivitis in Children - Letters to the Editor - American Family...

May 1, 2003 - ...physician in northern Wisconsin and would like some guidance on the correct treatment of conjunctivitis. During my training in family medicine, both visiting with ophthalmologists and pediatricians, it became apparent that all cases of conjunctivitis were treated with topical...

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Anticoagulant Use in Patients with Risk of Falling - Letters to the Editor - American ...

Apr 15, 2003 - ...falls are not as important a factor in deciding on treatment for atrial fibrillation as previously thought. Another study5 used the same numbers to recommend warfarin therapy. I often see patients who are admitted to our nursing homes after sustaining an embolic stroke because of...

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The Importance of Taking an Occupational History - Letters to the Editor - American ...

Apr 15, 2003 - ...University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey Robert Wood Johnson Medical School 170 Frelinghuysen Rd. Piscataway, NJ 08854 Read the full article. Get immediate access, anytime, anywhere. Choose a single article, issue, or full-access subscription. Earn up to 6 CME credits per...

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Evaluation and Treatment of Heat-Related Illnesses - Letters to the Editor - American ...

Apr 1, 2003 - ...Department of Family Medicine American University of Beirut Medical Center P.O. Box 113–6044 Beirut, Lebanon IN REPLY: Dr. Khogali emphasizes some very important points regarding the physiologic changes the body undergoes during heat-related illness that were not discussed in the...

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Management of Risk Factors in Relatives of Patients with SAH - Letters to the Editor - ...

Apr 1, 2003 - ...of Community Health and Family Medicine University of Florida Box 100222 Gainesville, FL 32610 Send letters to afplet@aafp.org, or 11400 Tomahawk Creek Pkwy., Leawood, KS 66211-2680. Include your complete address, e-mail address, and telephone number. Letters should be fewer than...

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Early Diagnosis and Treatment Vital in Cases of Foot Fractures - Letters to the Editor ...

Mar 15, 2003 - ...University of Cincinnati College of Medicine Department of Radiology 234 Goodman St. ML 0761 Cincinnati, OH 45219. Read the full article. Get immediate access, anytime, anywhere. Choose a single article, issue, or full-access subscription. Earn up to 6 CME credits per issue....

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Early Diagnosis and Treatment Vital in Cases of Foot Fractures - Letters to the Editor ...

Mar 15, 2003 - ...Department of Family Medicine Manning Dr. Chapel Hill, NC 27514 Read the full article. Get immediate access, anytime, anywhere. Choose a single article, issue, or full-access subscription. Earn up to 6 CME credits per issue. Already a member/subscriber? Log in >> Purchase...

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Possible Side Effects Should Be Discussed with Patients - Letters to the Editor - ...

Mar 15, 2003 - ...drug side effect profiles. However, in my experience with treating patients, sexual dysfunction is a major side effect of antihypertensive medicine that is especially relevant to athletes and physically active patients and is a significant cause of patient noncompliance with...

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Misuse of the Evidence-Based Medicine Approach - Letters to the Editor - American ...

Mar 1, 2003 - ...Misuse of the Evidence-Based Medicine Approach Am Fam Physician. 2003 Mar 1;67(5). to the editor: Medicine has had many firmly held beliefs, traditions, and treatments that were accepted as absolute fact and routinely prescribed only to be later disproved and abandoned. Physicians...

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Probable Relationship Between Opioid Abuse and Heroin Use - Letters to the Editor - ...

Mar 1, 2003 - ...OSAM Network is supported by the Ohio Department of Alcohol and Drug Addiction Services and operated by Wright State University School of Medicine.1 The purpose of the OSAM Network is to gather timely epidemiologic data on substance abuse trends throughout Ohio for public health...

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Calf Muscle Therapy for Achilles Tendinosis - Letters to the Editor - American Family ...

Mar 1, 2003 - ...to afplet@aafp.org, or 11400 Tomahawk Creek Pkwy., Leawood, KS 66211-2680. Include your complete address, e-mail address, and telephone number. Letters should be fewer than 400 words and limited to six references, one table or figure, and three authors. Letters submitted for...

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Possible Dangerous Interaction of OxyContin and Carisoprodol - Letters to the Editor - ...

Mar 1, 2003 - ...of Mississippi School of Medicine VA Medical Center 1500 E. Woodrow Wilson Dr. Jackson, MS 39216 Send letters to afplet@aafp.org, or 11400 Tomahawk Creek Pkwy., Leawood, KS 66211-2680. Include your complete address, e-mail address, and telephone number. Letters should be fewer...

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Noninvasive Treatments for Umbilical Granulomas - Letters to the Editor - American ...

Feb 15, 2003 - ...Department of Family Medicine 43 Bruyère St. Ottawa, Ontario, Canada, K1N 5C8 IN REPLY: Thanks to Dr. Wooltorton for a nice and optimistic overview of noninvasive treatments for umbilical granulomas. I would add a resource1 to his armamentarium that praises the curative effect of...

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Importance of Preconception Counseling - Letters to the Editor - American Family Physician

Feb 15, 2003 - ...Department of Family Medicine Oregon Health and Science University 3181 SW Sam Jackson Park Blvd. Portland, OR 97201 IN REPLY: The letter from Dr. Uhl and colleagues from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration provides some valuable Web sites for current electronic databases and an...

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Managing Asthma Should Not Focus on Dust Mite Control - Letters to the Editor - ...

Feb 1, 2003 - ...of anti-inflammatory medications by the substantial numbers of patients with persistent asthma who are not currently using controller medications. BARRY G. SAVER, M.D., M.P.H. MARK P. DOESCHER, M.D., M.P.H. Department of Family Medicine University of Washington Box 354696 Seattle,...

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What Is the Most Effective Approach to Chronic Pain? - Letters to the Editor - American...

Feb 1, 2003 - ...factors are important in the genesis and persistence of pain behavior.2,3 Family physicians are trained in the biopsychosocial model of medicine and are a natural choice to lead research in this area. The current research also sheds light on another urgently needed area of clinical...

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Dermatitis Herpetiformis and a Gluten-Free Diet - Letters to the Editor - American ...

Feb 1, 2003 - ...Baylor College of Medicine Houston, TX 77030 REFERENCE 1. Bickle KM, Roark TR, Hsu S. Autoimmune bullous dermatoses: a review. Am Fam Physician. 2002;65:1861–70. Read the full article. Get immediate access, anytime, anywhere. Choose a single article, issue, or full-access...

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Vitamin D as a Risk Reduction Factor for Colorectal Cancer - Letters to the Editor - ...

Feb 1, 2003 - ...Department of Family and Preventive Medicine University of California, San Diego 9500 Gilman Drive, 0631C La Jolla, CA 93093 editor's note: A copy of this letter was sent to the author of Recent Developments in Colorectal Cancer Screening and Prevention, who declined to reply....

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Erythrasma and Common Bacterial Skin Infections - Letters to the Editor - American ...

Jan 15, 2003 - ...Department of Internal Medicine Suite # 207, 4720 I - 10 Service Road Metairie, LA 70001 Send letters to afplet@aafp.org, or 11400 Tomahawk Creek Pkwy., Leawood, KS 66211-2680. Include your complete address, e-mail address, and telephone number. Letters should be fewer than 400...

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Differential Diagnosis for Chronic Fatigue Syndrome - Letters to the Editor - American ...

Jan 15, 2003 - ...Pennsylvania State University College of Medicine 500 University Drive Hershey, PA 17033 Read the full article. Get immediate access, anytime, anywhere. Choose a single article, issue, or full-access subscription. Earn up to 6 CME credits per issue. Already a member/subscriber?...

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How Effective Is Bracing for Treatment of Scoliosis? - Letters to the Editor - American...

Jan 1, 2003 - ...medicine will need to avoid the temptation of deferring to renowned experts as they attempt to do what is best for patients and families exposed to information, both biased and objective. K. ALLEN GREINER, M.D.,M.P.H. University of Kansas Medical Center Department of Family Medicine...

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Why Is Aspirin a Contraindication for Trigger-Point Injections? - Letters to the Editor...

Jan 1, 2003 - ...University of Arizona College of Medicine 1450 North Cherry Tucson, AZ 85719 editor's note:A copy of this letter was sent to the author of Trigger Points: Diagnosis and Management, who declined to reply. Send letters to afplet@aafp.org, or 11400 Tomahawk Creek Pkwy., Leawood, KS...

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Assessment of Lactose Tests - Letters to the Editor - American Family Physician

Dec 15, 2002 - ...Department of Internal Medicine University of Tartu, Estonia Send letters to afplet@aafp.org, or 11400 Tomahawk Creek Pkwy., Leawood, KS 66211-2680. Include your complete address, e-mail address, and telephone number. Letters should be fewer than 400 words and limited to six...

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Chronic Fatigue Syndrome and Depression - Letters to the Editor - American Family ...

Nov 15, 2002 - ...Department of Medicine Pennsylvania State University College of Medicine Hershey Medical Center 500 University Ave. Hershey, PA 17033 REFERENCE 1. Craig T, Kakumanu S. Chronic fatigue syndrome: evaluation and treatment. Am Fam Physician. 2002;65:1083–90. Read the full article. Get...

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Lead Poisoning Presents a Difficult Diagnosis - Letters to the Editor - American Family...

Nov 15, 2002 - ...University of Illinois College of Medicine 950 Wolcott Chicago, IL 60612 MARK B. MYCYK, M.D. 1900 West Polk Street Suite 500, Toxikon Consortium/Cook County Hospital Chicago, IL 60612 Send letters to afplet@aafp.org, or 11400 Tomahawk Creek Pkwy., Leawood, KS 66211-2680. Include...

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Techniques and Tips for Lipoma Excision - Letters to the Editor - American Family ...

Oct 15, 2002 - ...Family Medicine Clinic 900 NE 10th St. Oklahoma City, OK 73104 Send letters to afplet@aafp.org, or 11400 Tomahawk Creek Pkwy., Leawood, KS 66211-2680. Include your complete address, e-mail address, and telephone number. Letters should be fewer than 400 words and limited to six...

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Self-Referred Screening CT Scans in an Unselected Population - Letters to the Editor - ...

Oct 1, 2002 - ...or full body CT scanning has recently been promoted as a way to provide early diagnosis of cancer as well as cardiac and other diseases. A number of Web sites are devoted to promoting full-body scans. Many sites advertise and promote the procedure based on reports of questionable...

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Late Angioedema Caused by ACE Inhibitors Underestimated - Letters to the Editor - ...

Sep 15, 2002 - ...The prevalence of delayed angioedema will probably increase, given the growing number of patients on ACE inhibitors (35 to 40 million worldwide) and longer duration of therapy.2 Since 1995, I have seen six cases of late-onset angioedema among my clinic patients (five blacks, one...

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Screening Question for Alcohol Abuse - Letters to the Editor - American Family Physician

Jul 15, 2002 - ...M231 Family and Community Medicine University of Missouri–Columbia Columbia, MO 65212 Send letters to afplet@aafp.org, or 11400 Tomahawk Creek Pkwy., Leawood, KS 66211-2680. Include your complete address, e-mail address, and telephone number. Letters should be fewer than 400 words...

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Babesiosis and Transfusion Medicine - Letters to the Editor - American Family Physician

Jul 1, 2002 - ...Babesiosis and Transfusion Medicine Am Fam Physician. 2002 Jul 1;66(1). to the editor: The article by Dr. Mylonakis provides an excellent overview of the management of babesiosis.1 I would like to point out, however, that the degree of parasitemia need not always parallel the severity...

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Alternatives to Rehydration During Hypodermoclysis - Letters to the Editor - American ...

Jul 1, 2002 - ...First, we use hypodermoclysis to give parenteral opioids when patients in pain cannot get adequate relief by oral or transdermal medicines. We find that hydromorphone works best for this indication because its potency requires a very small amount of infusate to deliver high doses of...

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Treatment of Obese Patients Should Include Weight Loss - Letters to the Editor - ...

Jul 1, 2002 - ...Community Medicine University of California, San Francisco 500 Parnassus Ave., MU-3 EastSan Francisco, CA 94143-0900 Send letters to afplet@aafp.org, or 11400 Tomahawk Creek Pkwy., Leawood, KS 66211-2680. Include your complete address, e-mail address, and telephone number....

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Management Guidelines for Sport-Related Concussions - Letters to the Editor - American ...

Jun 15, 2002 - ...Medicine Residency Program Baylor College of Medicine Department of Family and Community Medicine 2727 W. Holcombe Houston, TX 77025 Send letters to afplet@aafp.org, or 11400 Tomahawk Creek Pkwy., Leawood, KS 66211-2680. Include your complete address, e-mail address, and telephone...

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Management of Nail Bed Lacerations - Letters to the Editor - American Family Physician

May 15, 2002 - ...Division of Emergency Medicine Washington University School of Medicine 1 Barnes-Jewish Plaza St. Louis, MO 63110 editor's note: This letter was sent to the authors of Fingertip injuries, who declined to reply. Send letters to afplet@aafp.org, or 11400 Tomahawk Creek Pkwy.,...

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Management of Nail Bed Lacerations - Letters to the Editor - American Family Physician

May 15, 2002 - ...St. George Sleep Medicine Center 251 W. Hilton Drive Ste 107 St. George, UT 84770–2227 editor's note: This letter was sent to the authors of Fingertip injuries, who declined to reply. Send letters to afplet@aafp.org, or 11400 Tomahawk Creek Pkwy., Leawood, KS 66211-2680. Include...

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Should Perindopril Be Used to Treat Patients with Heart Failure? - Letters to the ...

May 1, 2002 - ...Department of Family Medicine University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey– Robert Wood Johnson Medical School New Brunswick, NJ 08901 GIACOMO MANGIARACINA, M.D. Department of Internal Medicine, Seton Hall University School of Medicine Dr. Perdikis is a member of the Lecture...

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Effects of Benzodiazepines After Procedures in Elderly Patients - Letters to the Editor...

May 1, 2002 - ...An increasing number of elderly patients undergo "minor surgeries."1 Short-acting benzodiazepines have significant advantages over general anesthesia. Amnesia of the events surrounding the surgery is generally considered an enhancement of their sedative and anxiolytic properties....

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Treatment of Hansen's Disease - Letters to the Editor - American Family Physician

Apr 1, 2002 - ...Baylor College of Medicine One Baylor Plaza, FB800 Houston, TX 77030 Read the full article. Get immediate access, anytime, anywhere. Choose a single article, issue, or full-access subscription. Earn up to 6 CME credits per issue. Already a member/subscriber? Log in >> Purchase...

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More on Sports Physical Examinations - Letters to the Editor - American Family Physician

Mar 15, 2002 - ...less for uninsured students. Moreover, although adolescents primarily relate to family physicians and pediatricians, we enroll the internal medicine and obstetrics–gynecology physicians to help meet the rush of students. Interestingly, all 29 primary care physicians in our community...

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Athletic Screening Provides Opportunity to Detect Many Conditions - Letters to the ...

Mar 15, 2002 - ...stage for healthy choices with regard to physical, emotional, and spiritual health. It is a wonderful opportunity to practice preventive medicine, and it is hard to estimate the cost savings. Read the full article. Get immediate access, anytime, anywhere. Choose a single article,...

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Physicians Should Not Be Referred to as 'Providers' - Letters to the Editor - American ...

Mar 1, 2002 - ...that we are not providers or PCPs. I am currently semi-retired and teaching as a consultant in the Department of Family and Community Medicine at Eastern Virginia Medical School. In that role, I try to impress on the medical students and residents that the terms provider and PCP are...

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Acute Rhinosinusitis - Letters to the Editor - American Family Physician

Feb 15, 2002 - ...Department of Family Medicine Eden and Albert Sabin Way Cincinnati, OH 45267–0582 in reply: Rather than ignoring multi-analyses of the diagnosis and treatment of rhinosinusitis, most of my article, such as the treatment flow diagram, was directly based on the most comprehensive...

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Use of Mindfulness Meditation for Fibromyalgia - Letters to the Editor - American ...

Feb 1, 2002 - ...meditation is taught at over 250 sites around the country. A list of local teachers is available from the Center for Mindfulness in Medicine.4 The excellent accompanying editorial3 mentioned the complex of symptom-based diagnoses that are part of a sensory amplification syndrome. It...

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Women in Medicine: Challenges in Part-Time Residencies - Letters to the Editor - ...

Jan 1, 2002 - ...Women in Medicine: Challenges in Part-Time Residencies Am Fam Physician. 2002 Jan 1;65(1):31. to the editor: Many important points are raised in the Resident and Student Voice piece on women in medicine.1 I would like to expand on the challenges facing women physicians when having...

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