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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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The Family Physician as a Hospitalist - Letters to the Editor - American Family Physician

Aug 1, 1999 - ...Although the hospitalist movement is still small, it has been heavily publicized in medical journals and keenly watched by an increasing number of health care providers. Hospital administrators, who have an eye on cost-effectiveness of care, length of hospital stay, patient...

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Maternal Self-Collection of Specimens for GBS Culture - Letters to the Editor - ...

Jan 1, 1999 - ...F. Edward Herbert School of Medicine 4301 Jones Bridge Rd. Bethesda, MD 20889-4799 in reply: Any technique that helps in the identification of infants who are at risk for infection with group B streptococcus would be welcome, including self-collection techniques if they are found...

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Comments on Management of the Drug-Seeking Patient - Letters to the Editor - American ...

Apr 15, 2001 - ...President, American Academy of Pain Medicine Glenview, IL 60025-1485 REFERENCES show all references 1. Parran T Jr, Johnson B, Kinsey W. Addiction: Part II. Identification and management of the drug-seeking patient. Am Fam Physician. 2000;61:2401–8.... 2. Weissman DE, Haddox JD....

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Antibiotic Therapy for Viral Infections in Children - Letters to the Editor - American ...

Nov 1, 1999 - ...Department of Family Medicine University of Wisconsin Medical School 777 South Mills St. Madison, WI 53715 Dr. Temte serves on the Influenza Advisory Board of Glaxco Wellcome. in reply: Dr. Temte offers an additional method of reassuring parents and patients that antibiotics may...

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https://www.aafp.org/afp/1999/1101/p1932.html

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...

American Family Physician : Letter

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Screening for Prostate Cancer - Letters to the Editor - American Family Physician

Jun 1, 1998 - ...our duty is to give these patients the best data available, untainted by our personal feelings or symbolism, and let them plug these numbers into their own value systems. The physician must, in my opinion, be careful not to interject his or her own biases or values into the...

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https://www.aafp.org/afp/1998/0601/p2618.html

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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Folic Acid Requirements for Women of Childbearing Age - Letters to the Editor - ...

Dec 1, 1999 - ...the B vitamin folic acid to reduce the risk of these defects.2 More specifically, in 1998, the Food and Nutrition Board of the Institute of Medicine recommended that all women of childbearing age consume 400 μg per day of synthetic folic acid from fortified foods or vitamin...

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

Nov 1, 2001 - ...Department of Family Medicine Morehouse School of Medicine Atlanta, GA 30331-2099 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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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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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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https://www.aafp.org/afp/2003/0315/p1188a.html

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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Occupational Lead Poisoning - Letters to the Editor - American Family Physician

Oct 1, 1998 - ...Office of Occupational Medicine, Room N3653 U.S. Department of Labor Occupational Health and Safety Administration 200 Constitution Ave. Washington, D.C. 20210 REFERENCES 1. Staudinger KC, Roth VS. Occupational lead poisoning. Am Fam Physician. 1998;57:719–26. 2. al-Saleh IA. The...

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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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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...

American Family Physician : Letter

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Measurement of Alcohol Withdrawal - Letters to the Editor - American Family Physician

Sep 1, 2000 - ...Family Medicine Center Camp Pendleton Naval Hospital Camp Pendleton, CA 92055-5191 in reply: Although I agree that the Clinical Institute Withdrawal Assessment-Alcohol, revised (CIWA-Ar)1 is an excellent tool to use in the inpatient setting, the focus of our article2 was outpatient...

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https://www.aafp.org/afp/2000/0901/p954.html

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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https://www.aafp.org/afp/2003/0215/p701.html

Bacterial Vaginosis: What's in a Name? - Letters to the Editor - American Family Physician

Jun 1, 1998 - ...to the editor: While I realize that there are more pressing issues in medicine than the one I am raising, I wish physicians could resolve to correct the anomalous terminology we use when discussing a polymicrobial superficial vaginal infection involving a loss of the normal...

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https://www.aafp.org/afp/1998/0601/p2616.html

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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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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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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https://www.aafp.org/afp/2003/0201/p465.html

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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Social Anxiety Disorder - Letters to the Editor - American Family Physician

Jun 1, 2000 - ...University of Illinois College of Medicine at Peoria Department of Psychiatry Peoria, IL REFERENCES show all references 1. United States Department of Health and Human Services. Office of the Surgeon General. Center for Mental Health Services. National Institute of Mental Health....

American Family Physician : Letter

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2000/0601/p3245a.html

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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Comparing Family Physicians: Canada and the United States - Letters to the Editor - ...

Apr 1, 1998 - ...However, in the United States, healthcare policies are dictated to physicians by administrators who know little about the practice of medicine. Canada has been struggling with the concept of care for all. More technology is needed (although there is a limit: at times, high-tech...

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https://www.aafp.org/afp/1998/0401/p1494a.html

Clarification on Strongyloides Quiz Question - Letters to the Editor - American Family ...

Nov 15, 1999 - ...editorial change made in Question 3 in the June 1999 Clinical Quiz (page 2974), pertaining to my article Case Studies in International Medicine. 1 The question, Which one of the following should be considered a clue to the presence of a Strongyloides infection? is classified as...

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https://www.aafp.org/afp/1999/1115/p2238.html

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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Nonsurgical Treatment of Pain in Lumbar Spine Stenosis - Letters to the Editor - ...

Jan 15, 1999 - ...to the editor: I am board-certified in family medicine but have been working exclusively in pain management for 10 years. The article by Drs. Hardy and Alvarez on spinal stenosis1 seems to recommend surgery for virtually all cases. I believe this recommendation is inappropriate and...

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https://www.aafp.org/afp/1999/0115/p280.html

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....

American Family Physician : Letter

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Drug-Induced Disorders - Letters to the Editor - American Family Physician

Jun 1, 1998 - ...editorial2 concerning adverse drug reactions highlight a major problem in medicine today. With the ever-enlarging body of drugs available and a population that is living longer and ingesting an increasing number of prescription and over-the-counter medications, the potential for...

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https://www.aafp.org/afp/1998/0601/p2615.html

Impact of Patient-Directed Pharmaceutical Advertising - Letters to the Editor - ...

Apr 1, 1998 - ...companies is to encourage the general public to dial a toll-free number for information or to ask their doctor about a new prescription drug. Usually, the specific drug is not even mentioned. The toll-free number may be listed as a source for more information on the disease in...

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https://www.aafp.org/afp/1998/0401/p1499.html

Pneumococcal Vaccine Recommendations - Letters to the Editor - American Family Physician

Dec 15, 2000 - ...Prevention into Practice that started in the April 1, 2000 issue of American Family Physician1 will help bring evidence-based preventive medicine information to practicing family physicians. The initial feature presented a succinct case regarding pneumococcal vaccination for adults,...

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https://www.aafp.org/afp/2000/1215/p2588.html

Cervical Spine Radiographs - Letters to the Editor - American Family Physician

Jun 1, 2000 - ...board-certified, emergency medicine colleagues at my institution routinely order for spinal trauma patients, the questions that accompanied the cervical spine article1 were distributed for completion and comments. All 20 of the emergency medicine physicians surveyed concurred that...

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https://www.aafp.org/afp/2000/0601/p3245.html

Prevention of Malaria and Diarrhea in Travelers - Letters to the Editor - American ...

Feb 1, 1999 - ...to the editor: I would like to congratulate Dr. Dick for his thorough, succinct review of the preventive medicine recommendations for travelers.1 However, I feel that it is important to clarify the issue of malaria chemoprophylaxis. Chloroquine, mefloquine or doxycycline alone does...

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https://www.aafp.org/afp/1999/0201/p539.html

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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https://www.aafp.org/afp/2002/0615/p2435a.html

Family Physicians as Specialists - Letters to the Editor - American Family Physician

Apr 1, 2001 - ...most of the time. Help me make this point by calling me a specialist when appropriate and emphasizing my special expertise in ambulatory medicine when giving information to patients. Read the full article. Get immediate access, anytime, anywhere. Choose a single article, issue, or...

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https://www.aafp.org/afp/2001/0401/p1295a.html

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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https://www.aafp.org/afp/2002/1001/p1156.html

Measles, Mumps, Rubella Vaccine and Allergy to Egg - Letters to the Editor - American ...

Sep 15, 1998 - ...skin testing and then only in dilute amounts. This is no longer the case. According to a 1995 study published in the New England Journal of Medicine,2 a single dose of the MMR vaccine may be safely given even to those with severe egg hypersensitivity. STEVEN LANG, M.D. 175 W....

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https://www.aafp.org/afp/1998/0915/p863.html

Doxycycline and Community-Acquired Pneumonia - Letters to the Editor - American Family ...

Feb 1, 1998 - ...East Carolina University School of Medicine 600 Moye Blvd. Greenville, NC 27858-4354 REFERENCES 1. Smilack JD, Wilson WR, Cockerill FR III. Tetracyclines, chloramphenicol, erythromycin, clindamycin, and metronidazole. Mayo Clin Proc. 1991;66:1270–80. 2. Shea KW, Cunha BA, Ueno Y,...

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https://www.aafp.org/afp/1998/0201/p426.html

Use of Intravenous Colchicine in Patients with Acute Gout - Letters to the Editor - ...

Apr 15, 2000 - ...is often highly effective therapy for the treatment of patients with acute gouty arthritis. Colchicine is one of the great veteran drugs in medicine, with a long venerable history in the treatment of patients with gout. However, the potential toxicity of the intravenous route of...

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https://www.aafp.org/afp/2000/0415/p2343.html

Prevention of Relapse in Alcohol Dependence - Letters to the Editor - American Family ...

Apr 1, 1999 - ...I would encourage colleagues to attend an Al-Anon meeting. It only takes one hour. Health Partners Family Medicine Residency Program in St. Paul, Minn., has encouraged all of its residents to attend at least one Al-Anon meeting. During 15 years, not a single resident failed to be...

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https://www.aafp.org/afp/1999/0401/p1753.html

The Hospitalist Debate - Letters to the Editor - American Family Physician

Mar 15, 1999 - ...physician who provides only outpatient care. I have been in this practice setting for 5 years. Before that, I provided full-spectrum family medicine care, including intensive care, obstetrics and residency teaching. I agree with Dr. Bagley that the use of hospitalists should be a...

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https://www.aafp.org/afp/1999/0315/p1406.html

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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Cost of Inactivated vs. Oral Poliovirus Vaccine - Letters to the Editor - American ...

Nov 1, 1999 - ...provide major price breaks for bulk purchases or require a $500 minimum purchase. As a solo practitioner who sees a small but steady number of newborns, I am being placed in the position of subsidizing vaccine costs from my diminishing practice revenues. Even the Commonwealth of...

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https://www.aafp.org/afp/1999/1101/p1929.html

Antihypertensive Treatment and CHD in the Elderly - Letters to the Editor - American ...

Sep 15, 1999 - ...with nisoldipine had a significantly higher number of fatal or nonfatal myocardial infarctions compared with the group treated with enalapril. Of the 380 diabetic patients enrolled in FACET, 5 the group treated with fosinopril had a lower number of fatal or non-fatal myocardial...

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https://www.aafp.org/afp/1999/0915/p1102.html

Benefits of Screening for Colorectal Cancer - Letters to the Editor - American Family ...

Mar 1, 1998 - ...study, to 0.22 per 1,000 person-years in the annually screened group in the Mandel study (95 percent confidence interval 0.34 to 0.09). The number needed to screen for eight to 13 years to prevent one colorectal cancer death would be near 700. The upper band of the 95 percent...

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https://www.aafp.org/afp/1998/0301/p947a.html

Auscultation Method for Diagnosis of Bone Fractures - Letters to the Editor - American ...

Jan 15, 1998 - ...Internal Medicine Outpatient Dept. University of Berne, Inselspital CH-3010 Berne Switzerland 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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https://www.aafp.org/afp/1998/0115/p229.html

Resources for Evaluating the Elderly Driver - Letters to the Editor - American Family ...

Aug 15, 2000 - ...State Department of Transportation's Web sites. These sites contain considerable information, and many of them also list important telephone numbers. As of this writing, Delaware and Oklahoma do not have corresponding Web sites. It should be noted that the above guidelines represent...

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https://www.aafp.org/afp/2000/0815/p733.html

Dealing with Loss in Multiple Pregnancies - Letters to the Editor - American Family ...

Dec 1, 1998 - ...both the mother and the infants, and that issues in grieving the loss of pregnancy in multiple gestations are misunderstood. With the rising number of twin pregnancies, as noted in Diary, it is important that physicians not minimize the grief process that parents undergo when either...

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https://www.aafp.org/afp/1998/1201/p1969.html

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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https://www.aafp.org/afp/2002/0715/p209.html

The Role of the Family Physician in Hospice Care - Letters to the Editor - American ...

Oct 15, 1998 - ...Finally, I appeal to the family physician to use the most powerful of all medicines—a human relationship in which there is trust, empathy, understanding and the willingness to see the dying patient through not only the good times but also the final time. JAMES R. WHITTEN, M.D...

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https://www.aafp.org/afp/1998/1015/p1305a.html

Comments on Type 2 Diabetes Screening and Treatment - Letters to the Editor - American ...

Jan 1, 2000 - ...you eat, 1 is inaccurate. In fact, a dose adjustment is not required for meals of different sizes; the total daily dosage depends on the number of meals. JERZY W. KOLACZYNSKI, M.D., P.H.D. Novo Nordisk Pharmaceuticals, Inc. 100 Overlook Center, Suite 200 Princeton, NJ 08540...

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https://www.aafp.org/afp/2000/0101/p48.html

Noise-Induced Hearing Loss in Shooters of Shoulder Firearms - Letters to the Editor - ...

Mar 15, 2001 - ...Occupational and Environmental Medicine Program 135 College St., New Haven, CT 06510-2483 REFERENCES 1. Nondahl DM, Cruickshanks KJ, Wiley TL, Klein R, Klein BE, Tweed TS. Recreational firearm use and hearing loss. Arch Fam Med. 2000;9:352–7. 2. Lindley GA 4th, Palmer CV, Goldstein...

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https://www.aafp.org/afp/2001/0315/p1053.html

Remedies for Prolonged Hiccups - Letters to the Editor - American Family Physician

May 1, 2001 - ...Of any malady in medicine, hiccups probably have some of the most interesting home remedies. Perhaps the most well-known home remedy is breathing into a paper bag. This method (at least partly) relies on the observation that hiccups decreases as Pco2 rises. Many of the home remedies...

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https://www.aafp.org/afp/2001/0501/p1684.html

Sickle Cell Trait and Sudden Death in Athletes - Letters to the Editor - American ...

Nov 15, 1998 - ...recommendations exist for screening of the general population or for limitation of activities in athletes. The American College of Sports Medicine and the National Collegiate Athletic Association have published guidelines on the screening and counseling of individuals who may have...

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https://www.aafp.org/afp/1998/1115/p1760.html

Radical Prostatectomy in the Treatment of Prostate Cancer - Letters to the Editor - ...

Dec 1, 1998 - ...UCLA School of Medicine Los Angeles, CA REFERENCES show all references 1. Polascik TJ, Pound CR, DeWeese TL, Walsh PC. Comparison of radical prostatectomy and iodine 125 interstitial radiotherapy for the treatment of clinically localized prostate cancer: a 7-year biochemical (PSA)...

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https://www.aafp.org/afp/1998/1201/p1972.html

PTSD After Spontaneous Abortion - Letters to the Editor - American Family Physician

Jun 1, 2001 - ...research and literature in this area. In our own experiences in the departments of family practice, obstetrics-gynecology and behavioral medicine, we have observed these cases; however, as suggested, PTSD is rare while ASD is more likely observed in family practice or...

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https://www.aafp.org/afp/2001/0601/p2118.html

Family Physicians and End-of-Life Care - Letters to the Editor - American Family Physician

Jan 1, 2001 - ...patients at the end of life. The authors reported that family medicine, geriatrics and psychiatry textbooks have the greatest volume of helpful content on end-of-life (EOL) care. One third of the chapters in family medicine textbooks were found to have helpful content on EOL care,...

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https://www.aafp.org/afp/2001/0101/p42.html

Increased Incidence of Prostate Cancer in Black Patients - Letters to the Editor - ...

Mar 15, 1999 - ...Department of Family and Community Medicine University of Missouri-Columbia MA303 Health Sciences Center Columbia, MO 65212 REFERENCE 1. Smith DS, Bullock AD, Catalona WJ, Herschman JD. Racial differences in a prostate cancer screening study. J Urol. 1996;156:1366–9. Read the full...

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https://www.aafp.org/afp/1999/0315/p1402a.html

Osteoporosis in Men - Letters to the Editor - American Family Physician

Jun 15, 2001 - ...Department of Family and Community Medicine Eisenhower Army Medical Center Fort Gordon, GA 30905-5650 REFERENCES show all references 1. Epperly T, Moore K. Health issues in men: Part I. Common genitourinary disorders. Am Fam Phys. 2000;61:3657–64.... 2. Epperly T, Moore K. Health...

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https://www.aafp.org/afp/2001/0615/p2331.html

Single vs. Multiple Daily Dosing of Aminoglycosides - Letters to the Editor - American ...

May 1, 1999 - ...With the aging population, the trend away from acute hospitalization, the increasing role that corporate medicine plays in health care and the realization that nursing homes will become the acute hospitals of the future, single daily dosing of aminoglycosides and other antibiotics...

American Family Physician : Letter

https://www.aafp.org/afp/1999/0501/p2430.html

Gamma-Hydroxy Butyrate - Letters to the Editor - American Family Physician

May 1, 1998 - ...the central nervous system. When purchased as a powder, it may be called Somatomax PM or sodium oxybate. Gamma-hydroxy butyrate also has a number of street names, including liquid ecstasy, grievous bodily harm, GBH, and liquid X. At selected body building gyms, night clubs and rave...

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https://www.aafp.org/afp/1998/0501/p2078.html

Family Physicians and HIV Care - Letters to the Editor - American Family Physician

Jan 1, 2000 - ...the content of our previous letter2 and then claims that the mis-stated information is a misrepresentation. In the era of evidence-based medicine, we have not seen validated evidence to support any pathophysiologic basis for multiple chemical sensitivity. We also would like to point...

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https://www.aafp.org/afp/2000/0101/p45.html

Novel Treatment for Leg Ulcers - Letters to the Editor - American Family Physician

Jun 1, 1998 - ...Department of Internal Medicine Eastern Virginia Medical School 46 Hardwick Rd. Newport News, VA 23602 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...

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https://www.aafp.org/afp/1998/0601/p2628.html

Use of Intravenous Colchicine for Podagra - Letters to the Editor - American Family ...

Dec 1, 1999 - ...recommend intravenous colchicine for the relief of podagra. The use of this agent represents one of those dramatic moments in clinical medicine. The patient hobbles into the examining room in acute pain and walks out just minutes later with almost total relief. This dramatic relief...

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Primary Prevention of Lead Poisoning in Children - Letters to the Editor - American ...

Aug 15, 2001 - ...to the editor:Your highlights of 50 years of family medicine prompted me to compare the 4th edition of Physicians' Desk Reference of 1950 with the 54th edition of 2000. The 1950 edition has 428 pages of drug descriptions and weighs 1 ¾ lb. The 54th edition has 3,252 pages and weighs...

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Miglitol and Hepatotoxicity in Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus - Letters to the Editor - ...

Jul 15, 2000 - ...Department of Family Medicine Newark, NJ 07103-2714 REFERENCES 1. Hilfiker D. Facing our mistakes. N Engl J Med. 1984;310:118–22. 2. Leape LL, Woods DD, Hatlie MJ, Kizer KW, Schroeder SA, Lundberg GD. Promoting patient safety by preventing medical error. JAMA. 1998;280:1444–7. Read...

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Sildenafil-Simvastatin Interaction: Possible Cause of Rhabdomyolysis? - Letters to the ...

Feb 15, 2001 - ...University of California–San Diego School of Medicine La Jolla, CA 92037 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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Bronchodilator Therapy in Patients with Acute Bronchitis - Letters to the Editor - ...

Oct 15, 1998 - ...Department of Family Medicine Tripler Army Medical Center 1 Jarrett White Rd Tripler AMC, Hawaii 96859-5000 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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Sun Protection for Children - Letters to the Editor - American Family Physician

Feb 15, 2000 - ...Department of Community and Family Medicine Dartmouth Medical School Hanover, NH 03755 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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Use of Serum Markers in Myocardial Infarction - Letters to the Editor - American Family...

Jan 15, 1998 - ...University of Alabama School of Medicine 201 Governors Dr. Huntsville, AL 35801 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 >>...

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Comments on Flexible Sigmoidoscopy - Letters to the Editor - American Family Physician

Nov 15, 1999 - ...Department of Family Medicine University of Tennessee, Memphis 1111 Union Ave. Suite A Memphis, TN 38104 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...

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Physician-Assisted Suicide and 'Moral Neutrality' - Letters to the Editor - American ...

Feb 1, 1998 - ...in reply: Dr. O'Connor has offered a number of thoughtful comments on physician-assisted suicide. Rather than reply point by point, we would rather view her letter as helpful warning of ways in which our original editorial is open to misunderstanding. These misunderstandings...

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Osteoporosis and Fractures - Letters to the Editor - American Family Physician

Feb 15, 2000 - ...Dr. Van Zandt is a practicing family physician and the family medicine director of Physician Laboratories, makers of a nutritional soy supplement. editor's note: This letter was sent to the author of Prevention of Osteoporosis and Fractures, who declined to reply. Send letters...

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Delusions of Parasitosis - Letters to the Editor - American Family Physician

Dec 1, 1999 - ...Department of Family Medicine Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences 4301 Jones Bridge Road Bethesda, MD 20814-4799 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...

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Case Report: Neuropsychiatric Complications of Malaria Infection - Letters to the ...

Aug 1, 2000 - ...A 37-year-old man was admitted to the medicine unit of a teaching hospital after presenting with the sudden onset of fever, chills, headache, nausea, vomiting and dark urine with reduced output. In addition, he had been irritable and easily frustrated. The symptoms began seven days...

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Paresthesias - Letters to the Editor - American Family Physician

May 15, 1998 - ...review on paresthesias.1 I am particularly pleased that he categorized pathoetiologies based on central and peripheral phenomena. However, a number of inaccuracies and omissions of valuable information warrant discussion. Entrapment of the lateral femoral cutaneous nerve is not...

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Family Physicians and HIV Care - Letters to the Editor - American Family Physician

Jan 1, 2000 - ...to the editor: In the Medicine and Society piece titled The Changing Spectrum of HIV Care, 1 Dr. Reyes and colleagues summarize the challenges of the changes facing physicians who are treating patients living with human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) infection. Family physicians and...

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Counseling to Reduce Noise-Induced Hearing Loss - Letters to the Editor - American ...

Mar 15, 2001 - ...Yale School of Medicine Occupational and Environmental Medicine Program 135 College St. New Haven, CT 06510-2483 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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Asymptomatic Microscopic Hematuria - Letters to the Editor - American Family Physician

May 1, 2000 - ...Mercer University School of Medicine 1550 College St. Macon, GA 31207 to the editor: In their recent review of microscopic hematuria, Drs. Thaller and Wang did a nice job of simplifying a complex subject.1 However, I believe that their unequivocal recommendation that all patients...

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Clinical Criteria as a Preliminary Screen for Cervical Spine Injury - Letters to the ...

Oct 1, 1999 - ...Hopefully, the estimated 800,000 patients who undergo cervical spine radiography annually in the United States will be reduced to a lower number, saving on costs that are currently in excess of $180 million.4 Still, the reported clinical experience to date supports the...

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Bronchodilator Therapy in Patients with Acute Bronchitis - Letters to the Editor - ...

Oct 15, 1998 - ...Department of Family Medicine University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey Robert Wood Johnson Medical School One Robert Wood Johnson Pl New Brunswick, N.J. 08903-0019 in reply: As Dr. Seehusen points out, antibiotics have not been shown to be beneficial in the treatment of...

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Stable Coronary Artery Disease - Letters to the Editor - American Family Physician

Mar 1, 1998 - ...Department of Family Medicine University of California, Irvine Orange, CA 92868 in reply: Dr. Scherger's point regarding aggressive dietary therapy for patients with coronary artery disease is well taken. Indeed, all patients with atherosclerosis should be educated and encouraged...

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Clinical Pharmacology of Mirtazapine: Revisited - Letters to the Editor - American ...

Sep 15, 1999 - ...refractory depression.6 In addition, mirtazapine (at 10 to 30 times the maximum recommended daily dosage) has recently been shown in a small number of patients to be safe, including patients concomitantly receiving benzodiazepines.7 We believe that mirtazapine is useful in the...

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The Role of the Family Physician in Hospice Care - Letters to the Editor - American ...

Oct 15, 1998 - ...UCLA School of Medicine 200 UCLA Medical Plaza Suite 220, Box 95-1628 Los Angeles, CA 90095-1628 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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Rapid 'Dipstick' Assays for the Detection of Malaria - Letters to the Editor - American...

Mar 15, 2000 - ...of Family Medicine Seattle, WA 98195-4696 in reply : Dr. Thompson's points are well taken. At the time I wrote my article,1 I was unaware of the newer multispecies dipstick malaria-detection tests he describes. LYNN W. KITCHEN, M.D., M.P.H. Professor of Medicine West Virginia...

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Sarcoidosis and Vasculitis - Letters to the Editor - American Family Physician

Sep 1, 1999 - ...of Medicine 300 Pasteur Dr. Palo Alto CA 94305-5208 ABRAHAM GEDALIA, M.D. Louisiana State University New Orleans, LA 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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ECG Findings and Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy - Letters to the Editor - American Family ...

May 1, 1998 - ...University of Florida College of Medicine 625 S.W. Fourth Ave. Gainesville, FL 32614 in reply: Dr. Grauer correctly points out that the ECG in Figure 1 of the second part of our review on common cardiovascular problems in the young appears to show preexcitation. The patient in...

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Management of MVP with Antibiotic Prophylaxis - Letters to the Editor - American Family...

Jul 1, 2001 - ...of Family and Community Medicine University of Arizona College of Medicine Tucson, AZ 85719 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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Massive Pericardial Effusion in Sarcoidosis - Letters to the Editor - American Family ...

Sep 1, 1998 - ...Department of Internal Medicine The New York Hospital Medical Centre of Queens Flushing, NY 11355 ARUNABH, M.D. North Shore University Hospital at Forest Hills Forest Hills, NY Send letters to afplet@aafp.org, or 11400 Tomahawk Creek Pkwy., Leawood, KS 66211-2680. Include your...

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Use of Serum Markers in Myocardial Infarction - Letters to the Editor - American Family...

Jan 15, 1998 - ...Dept. of Family Medicine Wright State University School of Medicine Dayton, OH 45435 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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Management of Gastroenteritis in Breast-Fed Children - Letters to the Editor - American...

Apr 1, 1999 - ...Department of Family Medicine University of Mississippi Medical Center 2500 North State Street Jackson, MS 39216 in reply: We certainly agree with Dr. Saenz that breast feeding is important as a means of both preventing problems with diarrhea in young children and providing...

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Update on Treatment of Influenza A and B with Tamiflu - Letters to the Editor - ...

Feb 15, 2001 - ...Department of Family Medicine 1201 Washington St. East, Ste. 108 Charleston, WV 25301 Dr. Montalto receives an honorarium and is a member of the Speakers Bureau for Roche Laboratories and Glaxo Wellcome Inc. editor's note: An updated text and table are available at www.aafp.org....

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Comparing Family Physicians: Canada and the United States - Letters to the Editor - ...

Apr 1, 1998 - ...Department of Family Medicine Wright State University School of Medicine Dayton, OH 45435 in reply: We appreciate Dr. Walbroehl's comments on our article. The importance of undercooked hamburgers in the epidemiology for E. coli O157:H7 infection is well-described in the literature...

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Guidelines for Opportunistic Infections in HIV - Letters to the Editor - American ...

Feb 1, 1998 - ...Department of Family Medicine University of Cincinnati P.O. Box 670582 Cincinnati, OH 45267 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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