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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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Diagnosing Patients with Suspected Thyroiditis - Letters to the Editor - American ...

Jan 15, 2007 - ...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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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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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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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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Lidocaine Patch for Treatment of Postherpetic Neuralgia? - Letters to the Editor - ...

Aug 1, 2006 - ...neuralgia (tricyclic antidepressants, gabapentin [Neurontin], opiates, and capsaicin [Zostrix]), there is no discussion of methodology, numbers needed to treat, or side effects for the lidocaine patch. We conducted a systematic review of treatments for postherpetic neuralgia3 and...

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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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Diagnostic Criteria for Patients with Irritable Bowel Syndrome - Letters to the Editor ...

Aug 15, 2006 - ...Eau Claire Family Medicine Residency University of Wisconsin Dept. of Family Medicine 207 W. Lincoln Augusta, WI 54722 editor’s note: This letter was sent to the authors of Treatment of Irritable Bowel Syndrome, who declined to reply. Send letters to afplet@aafp.org, or 11400...

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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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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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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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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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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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Absolute vs. Relative Numbers in Evaluating Drug Therapy - Letters to the Editor - ...

May 15, 2001 - ...Absolute vs. Relative Numbers in Evaluating Drug Therapy Am Fam Physician. 2001 May 15;63(10):1913-1916. to the editor: Authors of articles in American Family Physician (AFP) often refer to the benefits of drug treatment only in relative terms. This practice has been shown to be...

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Meperidine to Manage Pain Related to Diverticular Disease - Letters to the Editor - ...

Jun 15, 2006 - ...Meperidine has a number of distinct disadvantages relative to other narcotic analgesics. Its analgesic effects are not pronounced, and its duration of action is short. It has multiple potential drug interactions, including the possibility of serotonergic crisis, and has toxic...

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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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Suggest Vegetarian Diet to Patients with Dysmenorrhea - Letters to the Editor - ...

Oct 15, 2005 - ...Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine 5100 Wisconsin Ave., NW, Suite 400 Washington, DC 20016 in reply: Dr. Jaster makes some very good points about the health benefits of a vegetarian diet in addition to its potential to favorably impact dysmenorrhea. I agree that it is...

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Update on Outpatient Treatment of Systolic Heart Failure - Letters to the Editor - ...

Oct 1, 2005 - ...harm. I have been confronted with this phenomenon repeatedly through my work in college health and in my supervisory role in our Family Medicine Teen Clinic. There appears to be a lack of information in the medical literature on deliberate self-inflicted harm and some...

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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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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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Safety of and Contraindications for Use of Intrauterine Devices - Letters to the Editor...

Oct 15, 2005 - ...Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University Department of Family and Social Medicine 3544 Jerome Ave. Bronx, NY 10467 editor’s note: This letter was sent to the author of Insertion and Removal of Intrauterine Devices, who declined to reply. Send letters to...

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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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Osteopathic Medicine in the Treatment of Low Back Pain - Letters to the Editor - ...

Dec 1, 2000 - ...Osteopathic Medicine in the Treatment of Low Back Pain Am Fam Physician. 2000 Dec 1;62(11):2414-2415. to the editor: In the article entitled, Diagnosis and Management of Acute Low Back Pain, 1 the authors did not mention the role of osteopathic medicine in a multidisciplinary...

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Intrauterine Device: Acceptable Contraceptive Option - Letters to the Editor - American...

Aug 15, 2005 - ...Faculty of Medicine Department of Family Medicine Dumlupinar Bulvari Antalya, Turkey 07070 in reply: I appreciate the response from Drs. Yaman and Akdeniz. An important aspect of incorporating any guideline into practice is determining the demographics of the specific...

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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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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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Diagnosing Allergic Rhinitis: Skin Test vs. IgE Testing - Letters to the Editor - ...

May 1, 2006 - ...UCLA School of Medicine 2825 Santa Monica Blvd. Santa Monica, CA 90404 editor's note: This letter was sent to the authors of Vasomotor Rhinitis, who declined to reply. Send letters to afplet@aafp.org, or 11400 Tomahawk Creek Pkwy., Leawood, KS 66211-2680. Include your complete...

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Behavioral Medicine in Patients with MVP - Letters to the Editor - American Family ...

Jan 15, 2001 - ...Behavioral Medicine in Patients with MVP Am Fam Physician. 2001 Jan 15;63(2):219. to the editor: In the article on mitral valve prolapse (MVP),1 I thought it was great that the authors mentioned the significance of the subclinical disorder of mitral valve prolapse syndrome, in which 2...

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Nasal Irrigation to Treat Acute Bacterial Rhinosinusitis - Letters to the Editor - ...

Nov 1, 2005 - ...Department of Family Medicine 777 S. Mills St. Madison, WI 53715 IN REPLY: We thank Dr. Rabago and colleagues for their comments and agree that nasal irrigation is an adjunctive therapy that should be considered for patients with recurrent or chronic sinus symptoms. However, the...

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Pain Management Is Part of Advance Directives Discussion - Letters to the Editor - ...

Apr 15, 2006 - ...Dept. of Family and Community Medicine 1400 Wallace Blvd. Amarillo, TX 79106 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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Understanding Patients with Multiple Chemical Sensitivity - Letters to the Editor - ...

Apr 15, 1999 - ...I am a physician practicing occupational medicine who cares for hundreds of patients with MCS. In my experience, reducing environmental exposure to exacerbating irritants and pollutants consistently results in the long-term reduction of symptoms. The effect of reducing exposures has...

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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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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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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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The Lie of Primum non Nocere - Letters to the Editor - American Family Physician

Dec 15, 2001 - ...LeCroy Family Medicine 6630 Colleyville Blvd. Colleyville, TX 76034 editor's note: Dr. LeCroy makes an interesting point that I think bears emphasis. In addition to his contention that the tenet primum non nocere can be misapplied, it is also widely misunderstood. First, it is often...

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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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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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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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Cardiovascular Screening of Student Athletes - Letters to the Editor - American Family ...

Oct 15, 2001 - ...American Academy of Family Physicians. Preparticipation Physical Evaluation Task Force. 2d ed. Minneapolis: The Physician and Sports Medicine, 1997. 3. Lyznicki JM, Nielsen NH, Schneider JF. AMA policy statement on cardiovascular screening of student athletes [Editorial]. Am Fam...

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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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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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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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Additional Comments on Screening Mammography - Letters to the Editor - American Family ...

Sep 15, 2001 - ...to the editor: I appreciate the attention American Family Physician has placed on preventive medicine and Healthy People 2010.1 The article and editorial titled Breast Cancer Diagnosis and Screening and Screening for Breast Cancer, by Drs. Apantaku2 and Garr,3 respectively, address...

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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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Responses to 'Bending the Rules to Get a Medication' - Letters to the Editor - American...

Jul 1, 2000 - ...in order for another party's insurance company to pay for that medication is also fraudulent. If physicians wish to pay for a patient's medicine out of their own pocket, then that is their prerogative. However, to fraudulently write a prescription so that an insurance company will...

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https://www.aafp.org/afp/2000/0701/p44.html

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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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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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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Herbal Remedies - Letters to the Editor - American Family Physician

Oct 15, 1999 - ...medicine has become increasingly popular among many patients, as evidenced by the fact that approximately one in three Americans uses herbal products as part of a therapeutic regimen.1 Findings from a 1997 survey revealed that total patient visits to alternative medicine...

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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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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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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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Meperidine or Morphine in Acute Pancreatitis? - Letters to the Editor - American Family...

Jul 15, 2001 - ...outcome of worsening pain? I believe the evidence is lacking on these points. A recent review of the literature could identify only a small number of trials addressing this issue and, after weighing the evidence, could not draw a firm conclusion.5 An additional review concluded that...

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Cultural Controversies on Child Abuse - Letters to the Editor - American Family Physician

Oct 1, 2001 - ...and partner abuse in all settings. However, we must object to her culturally sensitive endorsement of certain alternative practices of medicine that may amount to child abuse. There are certain cultures that practice infanticide of defective infants (sometimes defective only because...

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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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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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The Potential Postfertilization Effect with Use of the IUD - Letters to the Editor - ...

Sep 1, 1999 - ...bias because other risk factors for ectopic pregnancy were not known, such as vaginal douching, cigarette smoking and number of sexual partners.1 Also, the number of pregnancies in patients using an IUD is so low that statistical power is poor. Although the Marchbanks study1...

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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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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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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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Genetic Testing - Letters to the Editor - American Family Physician

May 15, 2000 - ...to the editor: The Medicine and Society commentary by White, Callif-Daley and Donnelly titled, Genetic Testing for Disease Susceptibility: Social, Ethical and Legal Issues for Family Physicians 1 barely scratches the surface of the three areas they address. With the rapid development of...

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Over-the-Counter Melatonin Products and Contamination - Letters to the Editor - ...

Jan 15, 1999 - ...number of ailments.1,2 Numerous studies have been and continue to be conducted on the value of melatonin in such treatments.2 However, in a reply to a letter to the editor, Dr. Cupp commented that the compound has not been objectively evaluated in clinical trials involving large...

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https://www.aafp.org/afp/1999/0115/p286.html

Vaginal Examination Using the Sims Position - Letters to the Editor - American Family ...

Nov 1, 2001 - ...I concur with Dr. Schnur's plea for considering other positions to fully evaluate the pelvis of women; however, like all techniques in medicine, the examiner must be familiar and comfortable in examining the patient in the position he or she uses. Good mentoring for performing the...

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Thrombolytic Therapy as Early Management of Ischemic Stroke - Letters to the Editor - ...

Jan 1, 1998 - ...12 randomized trials that studied thrombolytic therapy administered within 14 days of ischemic stroke (see figure). This review presents a number of concerns. Three of the four studies using streptokinase were interrupted because of unacceptably high rates of early intracerebral...

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Garlic and Hypercholesterolemia - Letters to the Editor - American Family Physician

Jan 1, 2002 - ...purpureus (red yeast rice) extracts and Commiphora mukul (guggul) extracts are more promising or effective than garlic extracts. The number of trials on these agents is much smaller than trials on garlic and are, generally speaking, much less rigorous (particularly in the case of...

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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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Provocation-Neutralization in the Treatment of Food Allergy - Letters to the Editor - ...

Aug 1, 1999 - ...Finally, Dr. Sicherer cited an article by Dr. Jewett, which was published in the New England Journal of Medicine, to support the above contention regarding provocation-neutralization.2 This reference is decidedly weak for several reasons. It does not use the standard definition of...

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https://www.aafp.org/afp/1999/0801/p392.html

Bacterial Meningitis and Antimicrobial Therapy - Letters to the Editor - American ...

May 1, 1998 - ...month to 60 years of age or older, in two teaching hospitals. Patients were evaluated by pediatric, internal medicine or emergency medicine residents and/or emergency medicine attending physicians. The mean time from registration to antibiotic administration was 2.7 hours. The...

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https://www.aafp.org/afp/1998/0501/p2081.html

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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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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