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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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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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Acupuncture for Chronic Back Pain: What Level of Evidence? - Letters to the Editor - ...

Oct 15, 2010 - ...evidence. In an online comment to an article in BMJ, Dr. Colquhoun stated: Such is the delusional nature of much alternative medicine that when the test is failed, the conclusion isn't that the treatment doesn't work, but that the test doesn't work and must be replaced with one that...

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Acupuncture Is Ineffective for Treatment of Low Back Pain - Letters to the Editor - ...

Dec 15, 2017 - ...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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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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Adapter Provides Constant Spray of Liquid Nitrogen - Letters to the Editor - American ...

Aug 15, 2005 - ...Wake Forest University School of Medicine Dept. of Family and Community Medicine Piedmont Bldg. Medical Center Blvd. Winston-Salem, NC 27157–1084 REFERENCES 1. Andrews MD. Cryosurgery for common skin conditions. Am Fam Physician. 2004;69:2365–72. 2. Hocutt J Jr. Cryosurgery. In:...

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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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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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https://www.aafp.org/afp/2004/0915/p1031.html

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

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

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

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

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

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

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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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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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Assessment of Patients with Sports-Related Concussions - Letters to the Editor - ...

Jun 15, 2007 - ...Mishawaka Orthopedics and Sports Medicine Mishawaka, IN 46545 E-mail: barbersforlife@yahoo.com in reply: The management of concussion must be understood in the context of what has been done, what currently is being done, and what might be done based on the evidence. More than 25...

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https://www.aafp.org/afp/2007/0615/p1770.html

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

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

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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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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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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

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

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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https://www.aafp.org/afp/2001/0115/p219.html

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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https://www.aafp.org/afp/2005/0415/p1489.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

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

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

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Case Report: Colonoscopy-Associated Splenic Injury in a 56-Year-Old Woman - Letters to ...

Apr 1, 2011 - ...faslinia@medicine.umaryland.edu ERIK C. VON ROSENVINGE, MD Baltimore, Md. Author disclosure: Nothing to disclose. Send letters to afplet@aafp.org, or 11400 Tomahawk Creek Pkwy., Leawood, KS 66211-2680. Include your complete address, e-mail address, and telephone number. Letters...

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

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

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Case Report: 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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Case Report: Lemierre Syndrome Presenting with Fever and Pharyngitis - Letters to the ...

Apr 1, 2007 - ...Department of Internal Medicine University of Manitoba GC4 - 820 Sherbrook St. Winnipeg, Manitoba, R3A 1R9 Canada E-mail: drj_2003@hotmail.com Author disclosure: Nothing to disclose. Send letters to afplet@aafp.org, or 11400 Tomahawk Creek Pkwy., Leawood, KS 66211-2680. Include...

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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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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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https://www.aafp.org/afp/2005/0715/p224.html

Case Report: Patient Adherence to Drug Regimens Vital to Treatment - Letters to the ...

Sep 15, 2007 - ...Department of Family Medicine Thomas Jefferson University 1015 Walnut St., Suite 401 Philadelphia, PA 19107 E-mail: brentpsujmc@hotmail.com ANNE L. DUBREUIL, MD Department of Family Medicine Thomas Jefferson University 833 Chestnut St., Suite 301 Philadelphia, PA 19107 E-mail:...

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Case Report: Risk of Uterine Perforation from IUDs Is Greatest During Postpartum Period...

Nov 15, 2013 - ...A 31-year-old woman (two pregnancies, one full-term delivery, one miscarriage, one living child) presented to a family medicine clinic 12 months after insertion of a levonorgestrel-releasing IUD with frequent, irregular, and increasingly heavy menstrual bleeding. She requested that...

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https://www.aafp.org/afp/2013/1115/p634.html

Case Report: Successful Maternal and Fetal Outcomes After Uterine Rupture - Letters to ...

Sep 1, 2018 - ...hospital, family physicians take obstetric calls alongside obstetricians, midwives, anesthesiologists, and teams of obstetric and family medicine residents. We present a case that demonstrates how this collaborative, multidisciplinary model provides effective care in obstetric...

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https://www.aafp.org/afp/2018/0901/p272.html

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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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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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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https://www.aafp.org/afp/2004/0101/p29.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

Choosing Tap Water vs. Sterile Saline for Wound Irrigation - Letters to the Editor - ...

Jul 15, 2016 - ...Saline for Wound Irrigation [Medicine by the Numbers] Issue Date: August 1, 2015 Available online at: https://www.aafp.org/afp/2015/0801/od1.html Original Article: Tap Water vs. Sterile Saline for Wound Irrigation [Medicine by the Numbers] Issue Date: August 1, 2015...

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https://www.aafp.org/afp/2016/0715/p83.html

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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https://www.aafp.org/afp/2002/1115/p1838.html

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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https://www.aafp.org/afp/2003/0815/p617.html

Clarification About Smoking Cessation Interventions - Letters to the Editor - American ...

Apr 15, 2007 - ...University of Kansas School of Medicine 3901 Rainbow Blvd. Kansas City, KS 66160 JASJIT S. AHLUWALIA, M.D., M.P.H., M.S. University of Minnesota Academic Health Center 420 Delaware St., S.E. MMC 451 Minneapolis, MN 55455 Author disclosure: Nothing to disclose. REFERENCES show all...

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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

Clarification Regarding Epidemiologic Concepts - Letters to the Editor - American ...

May 1, 2012 - ...clinical epidemiology, see our glossary of terms used in evidence-based medicine at https://www.aafp.org/journals/afp/authors/ebm-toolkit/glossary.html. This is one of several features in our Evidence-Based Medicine Toolkit available at https://www.aafp.org/afp/ebmtoolkit. The...

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https://www.aafp.org/afp/2012/0501/p847.html

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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https://www.aafp.org/afp/2005/0201/p425.html

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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https://www.aafp.org/afp/1999/1001/p1318.html

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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https://www.aafp.org/afp/1999/0915/p1101.html

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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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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https://www.aafp.org/afp/2001/0415/p1494.html

Comments on Spiritual Assessment and Medicine - Letters to the Editor - American Family...

Aug 1, 2001 - ...Comments on Spiritual Assessment and Medicine Am Fam Physician. 2001 Aug 1;64(3):373-386. to the editor: It was a pleasure reading the article by Drs. Anandarajah and Hight on spirituality and medicine1 and the accompanying editorial comments.2,3 However, as a longtime student of the...

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https://www.aafp.org/afp/2001/0801/p373.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

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

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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https://www.aafp.org/afp/1998/0401/p1494.html

Conflicting Evidence on Splints for Carpal Tunnel Syndrome - Letters to the Editor - ...

Aug 15, 2007 - ...months.3 The main outcome was whether the patient's overall symptoms had improved not at all, a little, a lot, or completely. Because of low numbers, the not at all and the a little groups were collapsed and the a lot and completely groups were collapsed; this analysis showed...

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https://www.aafp.org/afp/2007/0815/p499.html

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

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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Counseling Women on Options for Management of Early Pregnancy Loss - Letters to the ...

Mar 15, 2012 - ...We find that with this counseling nearly all women elect to stay within the family medicine office because this allows them to have a support person of their choosing with them throughout the procedure, and provides them the comfort and convenience of remaining in a familiar setting...

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https://www.aafp.org/afp/2012/0315/p547.html

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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https://www.aafp.org/afp/2001/1001/p1142.html

Current Prostate Cancer Screening Guidelines May Lead to More Deaths from the Disease -...

Sep 15, 2016 - ...it is estimated that more than 1,200 more men will eventually die from prostate cancer because they have not been screened.2,3 Maybe that number is not high enough for researchers to be concerned, but it concerns me and my patients. I have no doubt that once deaths from prostate...

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https://www.aafp.org/afp/2016/0915/p414.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

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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https://www.aafp.org/afp/2005/0401/p1261a.html

Defining and Treating Constipation in Older Adults - Letters to the Editor - American ...

Sep 1, 2006 - ...focus on stool frequency.3 Defining constipation using stool frequency alone maximizes the potential to underdiagnose a significant number of patients who suffer from chronic constipation. Second, irritable bowel syndrome is generally considered a primary cause of constipation...

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https://www.aafp.org/afp/2006/0901/p715.html

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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https://www.aafp.org/afp/2004/1015/p1448a.html

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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https://www.aafp.org/afp/1999/1201/p2507.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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https://www.aafp.org/afp/2003/0201/p470.html

Determining Ectopic Pregnancy Risk Using Progesterone Levels - Letters to the Editor - ...

Jun 1, 2006 - ...and Preventive Medicine University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center 900 N.E. 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...

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https://www.aafp.org/afp/2006/0601/p1892.html

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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https://www.aafp.org/afp/2006/0501/p1517.html

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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https://www.aafp.org/afp/2007/0115/p168.html

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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https://www.aafp.org/afp/2005/0315/p1064.html

Diagnosis of Brown Recluse Spider Bites Is Overused - Letters to the Editor - American ...

Oct 1, 2007 - ...University of Washington/Swedish Family Medicine 45th St. Clinic 1629 N 45th St. Seattle, WA 98103 E-mail:mreitz@sfm.fammed.washington.edu Author disclosure: Nothing to disclose. REFERENCES show all references 1. Diaz JH, LeBlanc KE. Common spider bites. Am Fam Physician....

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https://www.aafp.org/afp/2007/1001/p943.html

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

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

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https://www.aafp.org/afp/2004/0715/p260.html

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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https://www.aafp.org/afp/2006/0815/p557.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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https://www.aafp.org/afp/2003/0115/p252.html

Disease Mongering and Excessive Daytime Sleepiness - Letters to the Editor - American ...

Oct 15, 2009 - ...Excessive daytime sleepiness is not recognized by the American Academy of Sleep Medicine's International Classification of Sleep Disorders. However, efforts have been made to link this concept of illness to modafinil through journal advertising, continuing medical education, journal...

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https://www.aafp.org/afp/2009/1015/p775.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

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

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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https://www.aafp.org/afp/2003/0315/p1187a.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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https://www.aafp.org/afp/2003/0315/p1187.html

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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https://www.aafp.org/afp/1998/0501/p2071a.html

Effectiveness and Safety of High-Dose Opioids for Chronic Pain - Letters to the Editor ...

Mar 15, 2010 - ...sleep disordered breathing.5 If pain control is not achieved before 180 mg of morphine equivalent per day, then increasing the dose has a number of risks and no known benefit. The physician can now safely say that opioids are not working and are no longer safe. Tapering and stopping...

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https://www.aafp.org/afp/2010/0315/p693.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....

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https://www.aafp.org/afp/2002/0501/ol2.html

Effects of Contraceptives on Weight Gain or Loss - Letters to the Editor - American ...

Dec 15, 2017 - ...indications, making generalizations about their effects difficult. Our characterization of these medications was taken from the Obesity Medicine Association's obesity algorithm, which has been updated recently to include potential weight gain with progestins.1 I agree that the cited...

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https://www.aafp.org/afp/2017/1215/ol1.html

Effects of Marital Status on Cancer Incidence and Survival Rates - Letters to the ...

Nov 15, 2009 - ...in national guidelines. Despite a majority of our patients having a marriage-based lifestyle, marital status is an area that family medicine has not focused on for intervention. With the divorce rate continuing to hover around 50 percent, should family physicians include support of...

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https://www.aafp.org/afp/2009/1115/p1052.html

Efforts Should Focus on Physician Reimbursement for Services - Letters to the Editor - ...

Feb 15, 2009 - ...to the editor: I agree with Dr. McGeeney’s comments that family medicine is indeed in a dire situation in the United States. However, surviving as a profession simply by trying to improve our practices via the TransforMED model is not going to work. Today, the family physician is...

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https://www.aafp.org/afp/2009/0215/p251.html

Encounter Form for Patients with Acute Knee Injuries - Letters to the Editor - American...

Nov 15, 2005 - ...The patient encounter form1 is very concise. However, a primary care physician who uses this form and does not have a good musculoskeletal medicine background may miss or not even consider other important knee injuries, including damage to the posterior cruciate ligament, collateral...

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https://www.aafp.org/afp/2005/1115/p1966.html

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

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

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https://www.aafp.org/afp/2003/0115/p254.html

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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https://www.aafp.org/afp/2003/0401/p1439.html

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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https://www.aafp.org/afp/2003/0901/p802.html

Executive Function Testing to Diagnose, Subtype Dementias - Letters to the Editor - ...

Jan 15, 2006 - ...Department of Family and Community Medicine Penn State University College of Medicine 500 University Dr., H154 Hershey, PA 17033 MEL P. DALY, M.D. Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine Greater Baltimore Medical Center 6701 N. Charles St., Suite 5417 Baltimore, MD 21204...

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https://www.aafp.org/afp/2006/0115/p211.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

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