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A Common Sense Approach to Perioperative Evaluation - Editorials - American Family ...

Nov 15, 2002 - ...Heart Association and the American College of Physicians. Perioperative cardiac complications, which affect a significant number of patients, cause substantial economic burden.2 Such complications are an important clinical and public health issue, and a simple, common-sense approach...

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https://www.aafp.org/afp/2002/1115/p1824.html

A Joint Clinical Practice Guideline for Acute Otitis Media - Editorials - American ...

Jun 1, 2004 - ...LARRY CULPEPPER, M.D., M.P.H., Boston University School of Medicine, Boston, Massachusetts MARTIN C. MAHONEY, M.D., PH.D., State University of New York at Buffalo, Buffalo, New York Am Fam Physician. 2004 Jun 1;69(11):2537-2540. Related Content An evidence-based clinical practice...

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https://www.aafp.org/afp/2004/0601/p2537.html

AAFP Recommends Universal Screening for HIV Infection Beginning at 18 Years of Age - ...

Apr 15, 2014 - The AAFP recommends delaying the start of routine HIV screening until 18 years of age, and screening all patients 18 to 65 years of age. The AAFP notes that screening younger patients may still be beneficial based on high-risk behaviors.

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https://www.aafp.org/afp/2014/0415/p614.html

ACC/AHA Hypertension Guideline: What Is New? What Do We Do? - Editorials - American ...

Mar 15, 2018 - Choosing a threshold and target for treatment should be based on the science supporting CVD risk reduction, while considering the benefits and harms in individual patient circumstances and respecting patient choice.

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https://www.aafp.org/afp/2018/0315/p372.html

ACE Inhibitor Therapy: Benefits and Underuse - Editorials - American Family Physician

Jan 1, 1999 - ...SIDNEY C. SMITH, JR., M.D., University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, School of Medicine, Chapel Hill, North Carolina Am Fam Physician. 1999 Jan 1;59(1):35-. During the past decade, several landmark trials have confirmed the benefits of angiotensin converting enzyme (ACE)...

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https://www.aafp.org/afp/1999/0101/p35.html

ACS Guideline for the Early Detection of Cervical Cancer - Editorials - American Family...

Apr 15, 2003 - ...about the risks of HPV infection remains a priority. The recommendation to restrict HPV testing to women age 30 and older would reduce the number of women referred for colposcopy because of transient HPV infection. The ACS guideline also provides relevant recommendations for...

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https://www.aafp.org/afp/2003/0415/p1677.html

ACS/ASCCP/ASCP Guidelines for the Early Detection of Cervical Cancer - Editorials - ...

Sep 15, 2012 - The American Cancer Society (ACS), the American Society for Colposcopy and Cervical Pathology (ASCCP), and the American Society for Clinical Pathology (ASCP) recently published updated recommendations for the early detection of cervical cancer. The guidelines are based on a systematic ...

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https://www.aafp.org/afp/2012/0915/p501.html

Advances in the Treatment of Early Rheumatoid Arthritis - Editorials - American Family ...

Sep 15, 2005 - ...PAUL EMERY, M.A., M.D., University of Leeds Faculty of Medicine and Health, Leeds, United Kingdom Am Fam Physician. 2005 Sep 15;72(6):1002-1004. Related Article Rheumatoid arthritis is the most common reversible disability in the world, and its economic burden has been estimated...

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https://www.aafp.org/afp/2005/0915/p1002.html

AFP 2018: How We’re Doing - Editorials - American Family Physician

Jun 15, 2018 - This editorial updates and adds to previous reports on statistics for American Family Physician (AFP).

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https://www.aafp.org/afp/2018/0615/p772.html

AFP 2019: New Fellow, New Features, Top 20 Articles of 2018, and AFP Statistics - ...

May 1, 2019 - An overview of the past year and announcement of new features.

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https://www.aafp.org/afp/2019/0501/p538.html

AFP Goes Audio: Introducing the American Family Physician Podcast - Editorials - ...

Feb 1, 2016 - Podcasts are an increasingly important way to disseminate information to the medical community. We hope that many readers of AFP, the number one journal in primary care, will also become listeners.

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https://www.aafp.org/afp/2016/0201/p174.html

AFP Online: We're on a Mission - Editorials - American Family Physician

Dec 15, 2016 - An overview of the many features and recent improvements of AFP Online.

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https://www.aafp.org/afp/2016/1215/p966.html

AHRQ's Tools for Better Practice: Helping Family Physicians Manage Today's Challenges -...

Nov 1, 2017 - The AHRQ invests in innovative primary care research to generate new knowledge, synthesize existing evidence that is applicable to the primary care setting, and create tools for improving primary care practice. They would like your feedback on the tools included in this article.

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https://www.aafp.org/afp/2017/1101/p569.html

America Needs More Family Doctors: The 25x2030 Collaborative Aims to Get More Medical ...

Jan 15, 2020 - ...America Needs More Family Doctors: 25×2030 Collaborative Aims to Get More Medical Students into Family Medicine JACOB PRUNUSKE, MD, MSPH, Medical College of Wisconsin, Wausau, Wisconsin Am Fam Physician. 2020 Jan 15;101(2):82-83. The United States faces a shortage of primary care...

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https://www.aafp.org/afp/2020/0115/p82.html

Are You Talking to Your Patients About CAM? - Editorials - American Family Physician

Aug 1, 2009 - ...Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine (NCCAM) launched the Time to Talk campaign to encourage physicians to discuss complementary and alternative medicine (CAM) therapies with their patients. Data show that a growing number of patients are using CAM. A survey conducted...

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https://www.aafp.org/afp/2009/0801/p228.html

Autism - Editorials - American Family Physician

Nov 1, 2002 - ...As a mother of a moderately affected autistic child and family physician to a number of autistic children, I have found that autistic persons are as varied as fingerprints, and each child needs an individualized, multidisciplinary approach. Autism is a wide-spectrum, pervasive...

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https://www.aafp.org/afp/2002/1101/p1610.html

Avoiding Drug Interactions - Editorials - American Family Physician

Mar 15, 2000 - ...In the past two and one half years, an unprecedented number of drugs have been withdrawn from the U.S. market for safety reasons discovered through postmarketing surveillance. These drugs include fenfluramine (Pondimin), dexfenfluramine (Redux), terfenadine (Seldane), bromfenac...

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https://www.aafp.org/afp/2000/0315/p1628.html

Bariatric Surgery: Too Many Unanswered Questions - Editorials - American Family Physician

Apr 15, 2006 - ...benefits often are paid for surgery, another consequence of this commercial manipulation of medical care is the dramatic increase in the number of bariatric surgical procedures performed.2 Patients and surgeons want to resolve the problem of obesity, and the surgical approach is...

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https://www.aafp.org/afp/2006/0415/p1335.html

Beta2 Agonists in the Treatment of Asthma - Editorials - American Family Physician

Jul 15, 2006 - ...of this advisory are the findings of the Salmeterol Multicenter Asthma Research Trial,2 which was stopped because of a small but significant number of asthma-related deaths, and similar data from studies of formoterol (Foradil Aerolizer) that showed a possible increase in severe...

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https://www.aafp.org/afp/2006/0715/p232.html

Beyond Analgesia in Palliative Care and End-of-Life Interventions - Editorials - ...

Jul 1, 2014 - Family physicians need a basic skill set that includes facilitating discussions on advance planning and goals, identifying and treating depression and anxiety, and managing pain and symptoms at the end of life.

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https://www.aafp.org/afp/2014/0701/p20.html

Bioterrorism and the Vital Role of Family Physicians - Editorials - American Family ...

Jul 1, 2011 - Family physicians and other primary care physicians have a vital role in protecting our patients and our nation against bioterrorism. Passive surveillance is the early warning system for naturally occurring outbreaks, and for bioterrorism events. An astute physician who diagnoses a ...

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https://www.aafp.org/afp/2011/0701/p18.html

BPA Exposure and Health Effects: Educating Physicians and Patients - Editorials - ...

Jun 1, 2012 - Bisphenol A (BPA) is a polymerization agent used in the manufacturing of polycarbonate plastics and epoxy resins. It is also an environmental endocrine disruptor with estrogen-like activity that may affect the development and health of those who are exposed.

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https://www.aafp.org/afp/2012/0601/p1040.html

Can We Prevent Perinatal Depression in the Primary Care Office? - Editorials - American...

Sep 15, 2019 - Even if we do not provide maternity care, our commitment to the total care of our patients, which includes addressing behavioral medicine needs, allows us to be the ideal physicians to champion interventions to prevent perinatal depression.

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https://www.aafp.org/afp/2019/0915/p327.html

Cancer Screening in Older Patients: Life Expectancy, Prioritization, and Health ...

Dec 15, 2008 - ...JOSEPH H. FLAHERTY, MD, Saint Louis University School of Medicine and Veterans, Health Administration Geriatric Research Education and Clinical Center, St. Louis, Missouri Am Fam Physician. 2008 Dec 15;78(12):1336-1338. Related Article In this issue, Albert and Clark address the...

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https://www.aafp.org/afp/2008/1215/p1336.html

Cancer Screening in Perspective - Editorials - American Family Physician

Mar 15, 2001 - ...However, the number needed to screen (analogous to the number needed to treat in therapeutic trials, calculated as the reciprocal of the ARR)9 provides a better method of expressing the effectiveness of a screening intervention.10 Numbers needed to screen (i.e., the number of...

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https://www.aafp.org/afp/2001/0315/p1039.html

Caring for Caregivers - Editorials - American Family Physician

Dec 15, 2000 - ...powerful, given the tremendous projected growth in the older population. Currently, about 4 million adults have Alzheimer's disease, and the number is projected to reach 14 million by 2050. The increase will be most marked in those older than 85 years, who are at greatest risk of...

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https://www.aafp.org/afp/2000/1215/p2584.html

Children, Physical Activity, and Public Health: Another Call to Action - Editorials - ...

Mar 15, 2002 - ...While schools have historically provided opportunities for physical activity, cutbacks in space and funding have drastically reduced the number of children who participate in daily physical education classes. Additionally, during physical education classes and recess, children...

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https://www.aafp.org/afp/2002/0315/p1033.html

Choosing Wisely: Top Interventions to Improve Health and Reduce Harm, While Lowering ...

Jul 15, 2012 - Initially sponsored by nine medical specialty societies, the campaign consists of specialty-specific top-five lists of common tests and procedures that are often performed unnecessarily, when they are not likely to improve a patient's health. The primary focus of the campaign is to ...

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https://www.aafp.org/afp/2012/0715/p128.html

Clinical Diagnosis and Evaluation of Sinusitis in Adults - Editorials - American Family...

Dec 1, 2007 - ...MARTIN C. MAHONEY, MD, PhD, State University of New York at Buffalo School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences, Buffalo, New York RICHARD M. ROSENFELD, MD, MPH, Long Island College Hospital and State University of New York Downstate Medical Center, Brooklyn, New York Am Fam...

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https://www.aafp.org/afp/2007/1201/p1620.html

Cognitive Rest in Concussion Management - Editorials - American Family Physician

Jan 15, 2012 - In recent years, there have been significant and progressive changes in the evaluation, management, and return-to-play principles of sports concussions. Today, the medical community manages each case individually by applying guidelines that are based on the best scientific evidence.

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https://www.aafp.org/afp/2012/0115/p100.html

Combination Therapy for Type 2 Diabetes - Editorials - American Family Physician

Dec 1, 2001 - ...University of Alabama at Birmingham School of Medicine, Birmingham, Alabama Am Fam Physician. 2001 Dec 1;64(11):1812-1815. Until just over six years ago, patients with type 2 diabetes were started on treatment with a sulfonylurea. When this treatment failed, insulin was added to or...

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https://www.aafp.org/afp/2001/1201/p1812.html

Coming Face-to-Face with Social Phobia - Editorials - American Family Physician

Nov 15, 1999 - ...MURRAY B. STEIN, M.D., University of California, San Diego, School of Medicine, La Jolla, California Am Fam Physician. 1999 Nov 15;60(8):2244-2245. Related Article At a time when family physicians are being asked to do more in less time for less pay, how should they react to the...

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https://www.aafp.org/afp/1999/1115/p2244.html

Concussion in Sports - Editorials - American Family Physician

Sep 1, 1999 - ...THOMAS R. TERRELL, M.D., and ANDREW M. TUCKER, M.D., University of Maryland School of Medicine, Baltimore, Maryland Am Fam Physician. 1999 Sep 1;60(3):738-742. Related Article In the article on concussion in sports in this issue of American Family Physician,1 Harmon highlights...

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https://www.aafp.org/afp/1999/0901/p738.html

Controversy in Otitis Media Management: Should We Follow the CDC Recommendations? - ...

Jan 15, 2000 - ...evidence-based, patient-oriented outcomes data to guide the management of a variety of medical conditions. Because of this evidence-based medicine approach, the treatment of acute otitis media has become controversial in the United States. Discussion in the medical literature has...

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https://www.aafp.org/afp/2000/0115/p317.html

Counseling Parents About Vaccine Safety - Editorials - American Family Physician

Dec 1, 2008 - ...CLARISSA KRIPKE, MD, FAAFP, University of California, San Francisco School of Medicine San Francisco, California Am Fam Physician. 2008 Dec 1;78(11):1248. Related Content Many parents are concerned about vaccine safety. This concern is heightened by a widespread belief that...

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https://www.aafp.org/afp/2008/1201/p1248.html

Culturally Competent Family Medicine: Transforming Clinical Practice and Ourselves - ...

Dec 1, 2005 - ...Culturally Competent Family Medicine: Transforming Clinical Practice and Ourselves ROBERT C. LIKE, M.D., M.S., University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School, New Brunswick, New Jersey Am Fam Physician. 2005 Dec 1;72(11):2189-2190. Related...

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https://www.aafp.org/afp/2005/1201/p2189.html

Current Hypertension Control Is Just Not Good Enough - Editorials - American Family ...

Oct 15, 1998 - ...HARRIET P. DUSTAN, M.D., University of Vermont College of Medicine Burlington, Vermont Am Fam Physician. 1998 Oct 15;58(6):1292-1296. Related Article Dramatic decreases in hypertension-related mortality from strokes and heart attacks have occurred in the 25 years since the...

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https://www.aafp.org/afp/1998/1015/p1292.html

Deprescribing Is an Essential Part of Good Prescribing - Editorials - American Family ...

Jan 1, 2019 - There are four important medication issues to discuss with patients as they get older. Find out more and learn the five steps to individualize deprescribing practices for each patient.

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https://www.aafp.org/afp/2019/0101/p7.html

Diagnosis of Urinary Tract Infection in Children - Editorials - American Family Physician

May 15, 1998 - ...When urine specimens are obtained by suprapubic aspiration, growth of urinary pathogens in any number is considered significant (with the exception of 20,000 to 30,000 CFU per mL of coagulase-negative staphylococci). Even with catheterized specimens, the repeated recovery of a...

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https://www.aafp.org/afp/1998/0515/p2337.html

Dietary Fat: Quantity and Quality - Editorials - American Family Physician

Aug 15, 2009 - ...PATRICK E. McBRIDE, MD, MPH, and GAIL UNDERBAKKE, RD, MS, University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health, Madison, Wisconsin Am Fam Physician. 2009 Aug 15;80(4):330-336. Related Article Research has expanded our understanding of the effects of dietary fats on our...

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https://www.aafp.org/afp/2009/0815/p330.html

Dietary Supplement Use in Children: Concerns of Efficacy and Safety - Editorials - ...

Mar 15, 2005 - ...Increasing numbers of patients in the United States are using herbal therapies and dietary supplements; between 1990 and 1997, there was a fivefold increase in the use of herbal therapies.1 This increase is mirrored in children: more than 50 percent of all young children and more...

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https://www.aafp.org/afp/2005/0315/p1068.html

Differences Between the AAFP Atrial Fibrillation Guideline and the AHA/ACC/HRS ...

Sep 1, 2017 - The AAFP updated its guideline on pharmacologic management of newly detected atrial fibrillation, which differs in part from the AHA/ACC/HRS guideline. It specifically highlights two questions commonly faced by family physicians, and is based on updated data from the Agency for ...

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https://www.aafp.org/afp/2017/0901/p284.html

Do Electronic Health Records Improve Processes and Outcomes of Preventive Care? - ...

May 15, 2012 - Electronic health records (EHRs) are thought to be valuable tools to prompt physicians to provide preventive services. How strong is the evidence that EHRs can improve processes and outcomes of preventive care?

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https://www.aafp.org/afp/2012/0515/p956.html

Downsides of Detecting Atrial Fibrillation in Asymptomatic Patients - Editorials - ...

Mar 15, 2019 - Despite the lack of outcomes evidence, the rise of wearable ECG sensors will cause many individuals to seek care for misdiagnosed AF. The best intervention for patients with correct diagnoses remains unclear. Primary care physicians must use their skills in discussing uncertainty and ...

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https://www.aafp.org/afp/2019/0315/p354.html

Drug Treatment for URIs: Back to the Drawing Board - Editorials - American Family ...

Oct 1, 1998 - ...CAROLINE WELLBERY, M.D., Georgetown University School of Medicine, Washington, D.C. Am Fam Physician. 1998 Oct 1;58(5):1066-1068. Related Article Mallory's now legendary explanation of why he was climbing Mt. Everest, Because it's there, may also be the only good reason that we...

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https://www.aafp.org/afp/1998/1001/p1066.html

Emergency Contraception: Still Not Too Late - Editorials - American Family Physician

Nov 15, 2000 - ...CAROLINE WELLBERY, M.D., Georgetown University School of Medicine, Washington, D.C. Am Fam Physician. 2000 Nov 15;62(10):2222-2226. Related Article Related Editorial Emergency contraception is an effective, if underused, means of preventing pregnancy when unprotected intercourse...

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https://www.aafp.org/afp/2000/1115/p2222.html

Endoscopy for Barrett's Esophagus and Esophageal Adenocarcinoma - Editorials - American...

May 1, 2004 - ...esophagus, and then to follow those patients with Barrett’s esophagus to catch curable cancers? Unfortunately, as with most issues in medicine, the application of this simple concept is fraught with problems. Several barriers exist that make endoscopic screening, as currently...

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https://www.aafp.org/afp/2004/0501/p2060.html

Ergogenic Aids: Powders, Pills and Potions to Enhance Performance - Editorials - ...

Mar 1, 2001 - ...of self-reported use show that 40 to 60 percent of young athletes have taken nutritional supplements to improve performance.5 A significant number of adolescents have also experimented with anabolic-androgenic steroid use.6 Most of the information that young athletes receive...

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https://www.aafp.org/afp/2001/0301/p842.html

Evaluating Children for Possible Sexual Abuse - Editorials - American Family Physician

Mar 1, 2001 - ...JOYCE A. ADAMS, M.D., Department of Pediatrics, University of California San Diego, School of Medicine, San Diego, California Am Fam Physician. 2001 Mar 1;63(5):843-847. Related Article In this issue of American Family Physician, Lahoti and colleagues1 provide a useful approach to...

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https://www.aafp.org/afp/2001/0301/p843.html

Evidence for Global CHD Risk Calculation: Risk Assessment Alone Does Not Change ...

Aug 1, 2010 - To prevent heart attack, stroke, or death, the American Heart Association recommends estimating patients’ absolute risk of having a coronary heart disease (CHD) event in 10 years. Before physicians adopt routine risk calculation, we should use the evidence to determine the best use of ...

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https://www.aafp.org/afp/2010/0801/p236.html

Evidence-Based CME - Editorials - American Family Physician

Jul 15, 2002 - ...Evidence-based medicine (EBM) is defined as the integration of current best research evidence with clinical expertise and patient values.1 Evidence-based CME, referred to as EB CME, will include key practice recommendations (points that are intended to change physician behaviors)...

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https://www.aafp.org/afp/2002/0715/p200.html

Evidence-Based Medicine: Common Misconceptions, Barriers, and Practical Solutions - ...

Sep 15, 2018 - EBM is the integration of the best available evidence with clinical expertise and the individual patient's values, preferences, and unique circumstances. Despite the success of this approach, misconceptions and barriers remain.

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https://www.aafp.org/afp/2018/0915/p343.html

Exercise During Pregnancy: What Do We Really Know? - Editorials - American Family ...

Mar 1, 2004 - ...As a result of a number of recent studies on exercise in pregnancy, the debate over the risks of aerobic exercise in pregnancy has waned. In January 2002, the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG) issued an opinion report stating that In the absence of either...

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https://www.aafp.org/afp/2004/0301/p1053.html

Family Physicians and the Tuberculosis Epidemic - Editorials - American Family Physician

Mar 15, 1998 - ...number of cases of tuberculosis was recorded, and from 1981 until 1985, a 6 to 7 percent annual decrease was reported. However, from 1985 until 1993, there was an almost 10 percent increase in the number of cases of tuberculosis. From 1993 until 1994, a small decrease in the number...

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https://www.aafp.org/afp/1998/0315/p1228.html

Family Physicians Are Well Suited to Prescribe Isotretinoin - Editorials - American ...

Sep 1, 2016 - A few minutes (and a few clicks on the computer) can open up rewarding therapeutic opportunities when registering with iPledge to prescribe isotretinoin.

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https://www.aafp.org/afp/2016/0901/p342.html

Family Practice and the Elimination of Tuberculosis - Editorials - American Family ...

May 1, 2000 - ...increase in reported cases of tuberculosis in the United States that began in 1986, the disease has been brought under control. In 1999, the number of reported cases of tuberculosis declined to an all-time low of 17,528, and the country recommitted itself to the goal of tuberculosis...

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https://www.aafp.org/afp/2000/0501/p2629.html

Fever Without Source in Infants and Young Children--A Hot Potato? - Editorials - ...

Oct 1, 2001 - ...Ohio State University College of Medicine and Public Health, Columbus, Ohio Am Fam Physician. 2001 Oct 1;64(7):1148-1154. Related Article Although fever is common in infants and young children three to 36 months of age, its management remains challenging and controversial. In this...

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https://www.aafp.org/afp/2001/1001/p1148.html

Fighting the Silent Epidemic of Poor Oral Health - Editorials - American Family Physician

Feb 15, 2007 - ...have limited access to dental professionals. For every child without health insurance, there are three who lack dental insurance, and the number of dentally uninsured Americans totals more than 100 million.8 Three out of four dentists do not treat patients with Medicaid insurance;...

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https://www.aafp.org/afp/2007/0215/p475.html

Food Insecurity in the United States: Its Effect on Our Patients - Editorials - ...

Mar 1, 2004 - ...Albany Family Medicine, Albany, Ohio, and Ohio University College of Osteopathic Medicine Athens, Ohio Am Fam Physician. 2004 Mar 1;69(5):1058-1064. The term food security refers to the concept of people having access to enough food, including the ready availability of nutritionally...

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https://www.aafp.org/afp/2004/0301/p1058.html

Gabapentinoids for Pain: Potential Unintended Consequences - Editorials - American ...

Dec 1, 2019 - The widespread and often indiscriminate prescribing of gabapentinoids is not supported by robust evidence, and it carries known and unknown risks.

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https://www.aafp.org/afp/2019/1201/p672.html

Genomics and the Family Physician: Realizing the Potential - Editorials - American ...

Nov 1, 2004 - ...implications for the design of future health care delivery systems. Many consider the imminent introduction of genomics into clinical medicine to be the most significant advance in health care since antibiotics were introduced. Being able to build on the strengths of the...

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https://www.aafp.org/afp/2004/1101/p1637.html

Global Health: It Matters Now More Than Ever - Editorials - American Family Physician

Aug 15, 2015 - Diseases once confined to the third or developing world are now everyone's concern. Global has truly become local. Having some knowledge of and competencies in global health is not only relevant, but also essential, for every family physician.

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https://www.aafp.org/afp/2015/0815/p254.html

Grief and Major Depression—Controversy Over Changes in DSM-5 Diagnostic Criteria - ...

Nov 15, 2014 - One of the more controversial revisions in the DSM-5, the elimination of the bereavement exclusion criterion for major depressive disorder (MDD), is discussed.

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https://www.aafp.org/afp/2014/1115/p690.html

Guideline Implementation: Why Don't We Do It? - Editorials - American Family Physician

Jan 15, 2002 - ...admit that we have been doing it wrong. The best evidence for my claim is summarized in the latest report on quality from the Institute of Medicine.1 Eleven years after publication of the first of its three reports on guidelines,2 this report describes not just a gap between what we...

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https://www.aafp.org/afp/2002/0115/p176.html

Hard-to-Diagnose Headache: Practical Tips for Diagnosis and Treatment - Editorials - ...

May 15, 2013 - w/ Hainer

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https://www.aafp.org/afp/2013/0515/p672.html

Health Care Coverage for All - Editorials - American Family Physician

Mar 15, 2004 - ...care is impeded, and they have poorer health outcomes than those with coverage. Tunzi describes the uninsured and their plight in a Medicine and Society article in this issue.6 Since the 1980s, the American Academy of Family Physicians (AAFP) has called for fundamental reform of the...

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https://www.aafp.org/afp/2004/0315/p1365.html

Health Literacy and Prescribing: It Is Time to Change Old Habits - Editorials - ...

Jun 1, 2013 - In the United States, 80 million adults have substantial difficulties with reading. Approximately 1.5 million adverse drug events occur each year. Clear and concise prescription writing and labeling, and confirming a patient's understanding of the instructions can help improve adherence...

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https://www.aafp.org/afp/2013/0601/p755.html

Health Literacy: What Do You Need to Do? - Editorials - American Family Physician

Jul 15, 2015 - What can physicians do to address limited health literacy and be sure that patients understand health information? The answer is twofold: practicewide changes and individual communication changes.

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https://www.aafp.org/afp/2015/0715/p84.html

Heart Disease Prevention Begins in Childhood - Editorials - American Family Physician

Apr 15, 1999 - ...adolescents are currently overweight, representing a relative increase in prevalence of more than 50 percent since 1980. In addition, the number of high school students participating in physical education has steadily decreased. These declines in the health status of adolescents in...

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https://www.aafp.org/afp/1999/0415/p2093.html

Helping Physicians Make Evidence-Based Decisions - Editorials - American Family Physician

Jun 1, 2001 - ...off magnificently. Each quarterly issue of the Cochrane Library contains new and updated reviews on primary care topics, with an increasing number of family physicians and general practitioners serving as review authors. Abstracts of all of the current Cochrane reviews are available...

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https://www.aafp.org/afp/2001/0601/p2130.html

Herbal Medicines and the Family Physician - Editorials - American Family Physician

Oct 1, 1998 - ...Herbal Medicines and the Family Physician BENJAMIN KLIGLER, M.D., M.P.H., Beth Israel Medical Center, New York, New York Am Fam Physician. 1998 Oct 1;58(5):1064-1066. Related Article Why should we as family physicians take on the difficult and perplexing task of learning about...

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https://www.aafp.org/afp/1998/1001/p1064.html

High Blood Pressure in Pregnancy - Editorials - American Family Physician

Jul 15, 2001 - ...step forward in clinical guidelines for preeclampsia. For the busy physician who may not have the time to critically review large numbers of articles, a sound, evidence-based guideline process is the best indicator of reliable, unbiased, useable clinical information. The working...

American Family Physician : Editorials

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2001/0715/p225.html

Home Telemedicine: Merging the Old and New Ways - Editorials - American Family Physician

Sep 15, 1999 - ...ANTHONY F. JERANT, M.D., University of California, Davis, School of Medicine, Davis, California Am Fam Physician. 1999 Sep 15;60(4):1096-1098. A recent article in American Family Physician addressed the topic of home health care.1 Another article on home health care will be...

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https://www.aafp.org/afp/1999/0915/p1096.html

Hospitalist Concept: Another Dangerous Trend - Editorials - American Family Physician

Aug 1, 1998 - ...The fact that increasing numbers of family physicians are limiting themselves to an office practice is alarming. There always has been a small minority of family physicians who chose to practice in the Doc in the Box environment, but with the advent of the hospitalist concept, it is...

American Family Physician : Editorials

https://www.aafp.org/afp/1998/0801/p339.html

How Family Physicians Can Combat the Opioid Epidemic - Editorials - American Family ...

Sep 15, 2017 - Family physicians must commit to responsible prescribing of opioid medications. The decision to initiate opioid therapy should be a careful and deliberate one, especially in patients who are at risk of addiction.

American Family Physician : Editorials

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2017/0915/p357.html

How to Counsel Men About PSA Screening - Editorials - American Family Physician

Nov 15, 2016 - For family physicians to put PSA screening guidance into practice, they must elicit patients' preferences and provide accurate, understandable information about the benefits and harms.

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https://www.aafp.org/afp/2016/1115/p782.html

HPV Vaccine: A Cornerstone of Female Health - Editorials - American Family Physician

Jan 1, 2007 - ...JONATHAN L. TEMTE, M.D., PH.D., University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health Madison, Wisconsin Am Fam Physician. 2007 Jan 1;75(1):28-30. Related Article A medical intervention that is a true preventive tool and a good reason for anticipatory guidance and education...

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https://www.aafp.org/afp/2007/0101/p28.html

Human Trafficking: How Family Physicians Can Recognize and Assist Victims - Editorials ...

Aug 15, 2019 - Identifying a trafficking victim requires an understanding of the law as well as knowledge of risk factors and signs and symptoms of exploitation.

American Family Physician : Editorials

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2019/0815/p202.html

Hyperglycemic Crises: Improving Prevention and Management - Editorials - American ...

May 1, 2005 - ...it also has been shown that quarterly visits for children with type 1 diabetes to endocrine clinics can significantly reduce the number of emergency admissions for DKA.12 A prospective study of 1,243 patients with type 1 diabetes from infancy to 19 years of age showed that elevated...

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https://www.aafp.org/afp/2005/0501/p1659.html

Improving Physical Therapy Referrals - Editorials - American Family Physician

Oct 1, 2005 - ...JENNIFER JOYCE, M.D., and JANICE KUPERSTEIN, M.S.ED., University of Kentucky College of Medicine, Lexington, Kentucky Am Fam Physician. 2005 Oct 1;72(7):1183-1184. Research suggests that primary care physicians will refer more patients to physical therapists when they have more...

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https://www.aafp.org/afp/2005/1001/p1183.html

Improving Practice Guidelines in AFP - Editorials - American Family Physician

Dec 1, 2006 - ...we are increasingly recognizing that errors of omission and commission are too common in our health care system.4 With an increasing number of tests, drugs, and treatments to juggle for each patient, relying on the memory of individual physicians to make the best possible decisions...

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https://www.aafp.org/afp/2006/1201/p1840.html

Improving Quality by Doing Less: Overdiagnosis - Editorials - American Family Physician

Feb 1, 2015 - The second in a series of AFP editorials that addresses the related issues of over-screening, overdiagnosis, and overtreatment. Overdiagnosis occurs when a disease is diagnosed and treated, even though that disease never would have harmed the patient if left untreated.

American Family Physician : Editorials

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2015/0201/p162.html

Improving Quality by Doing Less: Overscreening - Editorials - American Family Physician

Jan 1, 2015 - This editorial is the first in a series of three that addresses the related issues of over-screening, overdiagnosis, and overtreatment. Overscreening often leads to overdiagnosis and overtreatment.

American Family Physician : Editorials

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2015/0101/p22.html

Improving Quality by Doing Less: Overtreatment - Editorials - American Family Physician

Mar 1, 2015 - The third in a series of AFP editorials that addresses the related issues of over-screening, overdiagnosis, and overtreatment. Overtreatment is an important harm that commonly follows overscreening and overdiagnosis.

American Family Physician : Editorials

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2015/0301/p289.html

Improvment in Current Approaches to Lipid Lowering - Editorials - American Family ...

Mar 1, 2002 - ...BENJAMIN J. ANSELL, M.D., University of California, Los Angeles, School of Medicine Los Angeles, California Am Fam Physician. 2002 Mar 1;65(5):783-787. Related Article The National Cholesterol Education Program (NCEP) has updated its recommendations for cholesterol screening and...

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https://www.aafp.org/afp/2002/0301/p783.html

Increased Alignment in Preventive Services Recommendations for Children - Editorials - ...

Aug 15, 2016 - Increased alignment between preventive services recommendations from the two major physician specialty groups who care for children.

American Family Physician : Editorials

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2016/0815/p272.html

Increasing Patient Access to VBAC: New NIH and ACOG Recommendations - Editorials - ...

Jan 15, 2011 - The increasing rate of cesarean deliveries and the lack of access to TOLAC have created a major public health concern. Maternal morbidity and mortality seem to be increasing in the United States, partly as a result of the increase in repeat cesarean deliveries.

American Family Physician : Editorials

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2011/0115/p121.html

Information on Medication Use in Pregnancy - Editorials - American Family Physician

Jun 15, 2003 - ...the average number of drugs taken during pregnancy has increased from 1.7 to 2.9 products. Six of the top 10 drugs used were OTC products.3 Prescribing medications for pregnant patients can be extremely challenging for any physician. Compared with other areas of medicine, in which...

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https://www.aafp.org/afp/2003/0615/p2476.html

Integrating Cognitive Behavioral Therapy into Management of Depression - Editorials - ...

Apr 1, 2012 - Cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) is a well-established, scientifically proven treatment for patients with depression. For family physicians to take full advantage of this treatment, they must be able to understand the nature and application of CBT; access professional resources that ...

American Family Physician : Editorials

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2012/0401/p686.html

Integrating Medical Acupuncture into Family Medicine Practice - Editorials - American ...

Jul 15, 2019 - Acupuncture is an evidence-based therapy to reduce pain that can meet patient demand for nonpharmacologic treatment. Now is the time to offer training in medical acupuncture to more family physicians.

American Family Physician : Editorials

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2019/0715/p76.html

Introducing Medicine by the Numbers: A Collaboration of The NNT Group and AFP - ...

Apr 1, 2015 - The NNT is a useful concept that helps convey the importance of an intervention in various populations. The NNT assigns a bottom-line number to the relative strength of an intervention, and helps put it in perspective. Toward that end, we are happy to announce a partnership with ...

American Family Physician : Editorials

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2015/0401/p434.html

Introducing POEMs - Editorials - American Family Physician

Mar 15, 2003 - ...to physicians and to their patients. Ideally, POEMs represent information that has the potential to change the way physicians practice medicine. Many of us suffer from information overload because there simply is too much new medical information available to process. The POEMs...

American Family Physician : Editorials

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2003/0315/p1196.html

Latent Tuberculosis Infection: The Physician's Role in Tuberculosis Control - ...

May 15, 2009 - ...FERN R. HAUCK, MD, MS, and AMIESHA S. PANCHAL, MD, University of Virginia School of Medicine, Charlottesville, Virginia Am Fam Physician. 2009 May 15;79(10):845-846. Related Article Active tuberculosis continues to be a major cause of mortality worldwide. In response to the...

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https://www.aafp.org/afp/2009/0515/p845.html

Lending a Hand to Patients with Type 2 Diabetes: A Simple Way to Communicate Treatment ...

Feb 15, 2014 - A new approach to the care of adults with type 2 diabetes emphasizes proven interventions that improve duration and quality of life.

American Family Physician : Editorials

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2014/0215/p256.html

Linking the Hospital and the Office in Cardiovascular Secondary Prevention - Editorials...

Feb 1, 2005 - ...Published data from GWTG8 demonstrate significant improvement in the number of patients who receive guideline-recommended secondary prevention measures before post-hospital follow-up. Too often, time in the office is spent on the more difficult task of educating patients about the...

American Family Physician : Editorials

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2005/0201/p430.html

Mammography Screening for Breast Cancer: Recommendation of the U.S. Preventive Services...

Sep 15, 2010 - The November 2009 U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) recommendation for breast cancer screening, while sparking much controversy, was not a radical departure from the previous 2002 recommendation. The USPSTF approached the recommendation update with the basic questions of what...

American Family Physician : Editorials

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2010/0915/p602.html

Maternal Serum Triple Analyte Screening in Pregnancy - Editorials - American Family ...

Aug 15, 2000 - ...SARA CATE, M.D., Central Washington Family Medicine, Yakima, Washington Am Fam Physician. 2000 Aug 15;62(4):738-740. Related Article Genetic screening is a burgeoning field of medicine, and family physicians will be instrumental in translating this new science to patients. Dr....

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https://www.aafp.org/afp/2000/0815/p738.html

Medical Care in the Home - Editorials - American Family Physician

Oct 1, 1999 - ...mergers or closed their doors since July 1998 when prospective payment was implemented. Similar to hospitals' length-of-stay, the average number of visits per episode of care has plummeted among home care providers. In addition, the Office of the Inspector General recently released...

American Family Physician : Editorials

https://www.aafp.org/afp/1999/1001/p1337.html

Medical Humanitarian Missions - Editorials - American Family Physician

Mar 1, 2009 - ...The American Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene: http://www.astmh.org Tropical Medicine Central Resource from Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences: http://tmcr.usuhs.edu The Queen’s Medical Center Hawaii Medical Library: h...

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https://www.aafp.org/afp/2009/0301/p359.html

Medical Needs of Foster Children - Editorials - American Family Physician

Feb 1, 2003 - ...children will be seen in the family physician's office. Approximately 550,000 children are in foster care in the United States,1(p2) and the number is increasing, especially in children under the age of five years.2 Often, foster children come to the attention of the medical system...

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https://www.aafp.org/afp/2003/0201/p474.html

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