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Acute and Chronic Urticaria: Evaluation and Treatment - American Family Physician

Jun 1, 2017 - Urticaria commonly presents with intensely pruritic wheals, sometimes with edema of the subcutaneous or interstitial tissue. It has a lifetime prevalence of about 20%. Although often self-limited and benign, it can cause significant discomfort, continue for months to years, and ...

American Family Physician : Article

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2017/0601/p717.html

Acute Coronary Syndrome (Unstable Angina and non-ST Elevation Myocardial Infarction) - ...

Aug 15, 2009 - What are the effects of antiplatelet, antithrombin, anti-ischemic, and lipid-lowering treatments in persons with acute coronary syndrome? What are the effects of invasive treatments?

American Family Physician : Clinical Evidence Handbook

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2009/0815/p383.html

Acute Coronary Syndrome: Current Treatment - American Family Physician

Feb 15, 2017 - Acute coronary syndrome continues to be a significant cause of morbidity and mortality in the United States. Family physicians need to identify and mitigate risk factors early, as well as recognize and respond to acute coronary syndrome events quickly in any clinical setting. Diagnosis ...

American Family Physician : Article

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2017/0215/p232.html

Acute Coronary Syndrome: Diagnostic Evaluation

February 1, 2017

American Family Physician

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2017/0201/p170.pdf

Acute Coronary Syndrome: Diagnostic Evaluation - American Family Physician

Feb 1, 2017 - Myocardial infarction (MI), a subset of acute coronary syndrome, is damage to the cardiac muscle as evidenced by elevated cardiac troponin levels in the setting of acute ischemia. Coronary artery disease is the leading cause of mortality in the United States. Chest pain is a common ...

American Family Physician : Article

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2017/0201/p170.html

Acute Coronary Syndromes

...• Rivaroxaban and DAPT lowered cardiovascular death, MI, stroke, stent thrombosis, and all‐cause mortality over 13 months • Increased bleeding risk three‐fold. 16 Anti‐angina Medical Therapy Beta Blockers • Initiated in all patients with ACS within the first 24 hours •...

Events

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/events/fmx/handouts/fmx19-010-011.pdf

Acute Management of Atrial Fibrillation: Part I. Rate and Rhythm Control - American ...

Jul 15, 2002 - Atrial fibrillation is the arrhythmia most commonly encountered in family practice. Serious complications can include congestive heart failure, myocardial infarction, and thromboembolism. Initial treatment is directed at controlling the ventricular rate, most often with a calcium ...

American Family Physician : Article

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2002/0715/p249.html

Acute Management of Atrial Fibrillation: Part II. Prevention of Thromboembolic ...

Jul 15, 2002 - Family physicians should be familiar with the acute management of atrial fibrillation and the initiation of chronic therapy for this common arrhythmia. Initial management should include hemodynamic stabilization, rate control, restoration of sinus rhythm, and initiation of ...

American Family Physician : Article

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2002/0715/p261.html

Acute Migraine Headache: Treatment Strategies - American Family Physician

Feb 15, 2018 - Migraine is a primary headache disorder characterized by recurrent attacks. Acetaminophen, nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs, triptans, antiemetics, ergot alkaloids, and combination analgesics have evidence supporting their effectiveness in the treatment of migraine. Acetaminophen ...

American Family Physician : Article

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2018/0215/p243.html

Acute Monoarthritis: Diagnosis in Adults - American Family Physician

Nov 15, 2016 - Acute monoarthritis can be the initial manifestation of many joint disorders. The most common diagnoses in the primary care setting are osteoarthritis, gout, and trauma. It is important to understand the prevalence of specific etiologies and to use the appropriate diagnostic modalities....

American Family Physician : Article

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2016/1115/p810.html

Acute Myocardial Infarction - Clinical Evidence Handbook - American Family Physician

Aug 1, 2003 - What treatments improve outcomes in acute myocardial infarction? Which treatments improve outcomes for cardiogenic shock after acute myocardial infarction?

American Family Physician : Clinical Evidence Handbook

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2003/0801/p519.html

Acute Renal Failure - American Family Physician

Apr 1, 2000 - Acute renal failure occurs in 5 percent of hospitalized patients. Etiologically, this common condition can be categorized as prerenal, intrinsic or postrenal. Most patients have prerenal acute renal failure or acute tubular necrosis (a type of intrinsic acute renal failure that is ...

American Family Physician : Article

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2000/0401/p2077.html

Acute Stroke Diagnosis - American Family Physician

Jul 1, 2009 - Stroke can be categorized as ischemic stroke, intracerebral hemorrhage, and subarachnoid hemorrhage. Awakening with or experiencing the abrupt onset of focal neurologic deficits is the hallmark of ischemic stroke diagnosis. The most common presenting symptoms for ischemic stroke are ...

American Family Physician : Article

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2009/0701/p33.html

ADA Updates Standards of Medical Care for Patients with Diabetes Mellitus - Practice ...

Jan 1, 2017 - The American Diabetes Association (ADA) recently updated its standards of care to provide the components of diabetes care, general treatment goals, and tools to evaluate the quality of care. Key changes in the 2016 update include new screening recommendations, clarification of ...

American Family Physician : Practice Guidelines

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2017/0101/p40.html

ADA Updates Standards of Medical Care in Diabetes Mellitus

January 1, 2017: Practice Guidelines

American Family Physician

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2017/0101/p40.pdf

Adding ACE Inhibitors or ARBs to Standard Therapy for Stable Ischemic Heart Disease

...(relative risk [RR] = 0.91; 95% confidence interval [CI], 0.84 to 0.98), nonfatal myocardial infarction (RR = 0.83; 95% CI, 0.73 to 0.94), stroke (RR = 0.79; 95% CI, 0.67 to 0.93), heart failure-related hospitalization (RR = 0.83; 95% CI, 0.70 to 0.98), and the need for revas-...

American Family Physician

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2012/0701/p21.pdf

Adding ACE Inhibitors or ARBs to Standard Therapy for Stable Ischemic Heart Disease - ...

Jul 1, 2012 - Are there clinical advantages to augmenting standard therapy for stable ischemic heart disease with an angiotensin-converting enzyme (ACE) inhibitor or angiotensin receptor blocker (ARB)?

American Family Physician : Implementing AHRQ Effective Health Care Reviews

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2012/0701/p21.html

Adding Sitagliptin Does Not Reduce or Increase the Risk of Cardiovascular Outcomes - ...

Dec 1, 2015 - The glass half full is that sitagliptin does not increase the risk of cardiovascular events in patients with type 2 diabetes. The glass half empty is that it does not reduce the risk, either. And that is the important message: In patients with a mean glycated hemoglobin level of 7.2%, ...

American Family Physician : POEMs

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2015/1201/p1020a.html

ADHD: Clinical Practice Guideline for the Diagnosis, Evaluation, and Treatment of ...

Attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) is the most common neurobehavioral disorder of childhood and can profoundly affect the academic achievement, well-being, and social interactions of children; the American Academy of Pediatrics first published clinical recommendations for ...

Patient Care

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/patient_care/clinical_recommendations/aap-adhd.pdf

Adhesive Capsulitis: A Sticky Issue - American Family Physician

Apr 1, 1999 - The shoulder is a very complex joint that is crucial to many activities of daily living. Decreased shoulder mobility is a serious clinical finding. A global decrease in shoulder range of motion is called adhesive capsulitis, referring to the actual adherence of the shoulder capsule to ...

American Family Physician : Article

https://www.aafp.org/afp/1999/0401/p1843.html

Adolescents and Young Adults: Getting the Preventive Services You Need

Preventive services now will protect you and help you make healthy decisions throughout your life. Learn more about the path to improved health here.

Patient Education

https://familydoctor.org/adolescents-and-young-adults-getting-the-preventive-services-you-need/

Adolescents and Young Adults: Getting the Preventive Services You Need | familydoctor.org

Get an early start on good lifelong health by learning about the services and advice…

Patient Education

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Adult and Elderly Hypertension

...Hypertension is the most common condition seen in primary care and leads to myocardial infarction, stroke, renal failure, and death if not detected early and treated appropriately. {JNC8} STATS: BP control in the US • About 75 million American adults (32%) have high blood...

Events

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/events/fmx/handouts/fmx18-053-054.pdf

Adult and Elderly Hypertension: The Pressure's On!

...- Clinical or subclinical CV dz-excluding stroke. - CKD, GFR 20-60-excluding polycystic kidney dz. - 10-yr Framingham risk ≥15%. - Age ≥75. • DM and prior stroke excluded. • Composite endpoint: MI + ACS + stroke + HF + CV death. NEJM 2015;373:2103‐16 9 SPRINT Trial -...

Events

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/events/fmx/handouts/fmx19-076-077.pdf

adult Archives - familydoctor.org

...Transient Ischemic Attack (TIA) A transient ischemic attack (TIA) is called a mini stroke, and it can raise your risk of having a major… Munchausen Syndrome by Proxy Munchausen syndrome by proxy (MSP) is a mental illness that affects caregivers, especially caregivers of...

Patient Education

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Adult Obesity Management: Mindful Eating for Patients with Obesity

...• Obesity • Diabetes • CAD • HBP • Stroke McGinnis, Foege 1993 McGinnis 2013 Cleveland Clinic Report at SGIM 2017 BMI and Waist Circumference • Overweight BMI = 25-29.9 • Obese BMI = 30+ • Extreme Obesity BMI = 40+ • Waist circumference >40 inches Men >35 inches Women •...

Events

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/events/fmx/handouts/fmx18-082-083.pdf

Advance Directives and Do-Not-Resuscitate Orders - American Family Physician

Oct 1, 2000 - ...to benefit from CPR include people who have cancer that has spread, people whose kidneys don't work well, people who have had a very bad stroke, or people who have severe infections, such as pneumonia, that require hospitalization. If you already have one or more of these...

American Family Physician : Patient Handout

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2000/1001/p1683.html

Advanced Search -- American Family Physician

Oct 8, 2015 - Advanced search for American Family Physician; including search in title, search by author, search by topic, or search by department.

American Family Physician : AFP Home

https://www.aafp.org/journals/afp/explore/advanced-search.html

Advocating for Myself: My Journey Through Poststroke Depression - Close-ups - American ...

Jun 1, 2018 - Although the association between stroke and depression is well known and prevalent, it is often overlooked.

American Family Physician : Close-ups

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2018/0601/p706.html

AFP By Topic - American Family Physician

Sep 15, 2019 - Editors' Choice of Best Available Content

American Family Physician : AFP By Topic

https://www.aafp.org/afp/topicModules/viewAll.htm

AFP Clerkship 2012-2013

... Stroke  Substance Abuse  Thyroid  Tobacco Abuse  Travel Medicine  URTI  UTI ABDOMINAL PAIN, ACUTE General Left Lower-Quadrant Pain: Guidelines from the American College of Radiology Appropriateness Criteria (10/01/2010) Updated Guideline on...

Med School and Residency

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/medical_education_residency/fmig/AFPClerkship.pdf

AFP Clinical Answers Department Collection - American Family Physician

AFP Clinical Answers highlights key clinical questions and and their evidence-based answers directly from the journal's content. The goal is to provide useful tips applicable at the point of care and remind readers of the topics we've covered.

American Family Physician : Department Collection

https://www.aafp.org/afp/viewRelatedDepartmentsByDepartment.htm?departmentId=121&page=0

AFP Editorial: The AAFP Cognitive Care Kit-A Resource for Family Physicians

November 15, 2017: Editorials

Patient Care

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/patient_care/nrn/afp-editorial-cck.pdf

AFP Journal Club Department Collection - American Family Physician

Three presenters review an interesting journal article on topics that affect family physicians and give their opinions about the clinical value of the studies.

For key concepts in evidence-based medicine, tips on assessing the quality of research studies, and teaching ...

American Family Physician : Department Collection

https://www.aafp.org/afp/viewRelatedDepartmentsByDepartment.htm?departmentId=17&page=0

AFP Journal Club Department Collection - American Family Physician

Three presenters review an interesting journal article on topics that affect family physicians and give their opinions about the clinical value of the studies.

For key concepts in evidence-based medicine, tips on assessing the quality of research studies, and teaching ...

American Family Physician : Department Collection

https://www.aafp.org/afp/viewRelatedDepartmentsByDepartment.htm?departmentId=17

AFP Journal Club Toolkit -- American Family Physician

Nov 28, 2012 - The EBM glossary includes commonly used terms and abbreviations, and information about EMB study types.

American Family Physician : AFP Home

https://www.aafp.org/journals/afp/authors/ebm-toolkit/jc-toolkit.html

AFP Welcomes Two Editorial Fellows to the Team - Inside AFP - American Family Physician

Aug 15, 2005 - ...Previous: PEG Tubes Worsen Quality of Life in Patients Who Have Had a Stroke Next: Newsletter View the full table of contents >> Home / Journals / afp / Vol. 72/No. 4(August 15, 2005) / Inside AFP: AFP Welcomes Two Editorial Fellows to the Team...

American Family Physician : Inside AFP

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2005/0815/p552.html

afp20050615p2348-f1.pdf

...Step 1. Determine the patient’s annual risk of stroke using the two clinical decision rules shown below: ACCP Rule Features Risk group Annual stroke rate, % (95% CI) History of stroke or TIA; hypertension; heart failure; age older than 75 years; or more than one moderate...

American Family Physician

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2005/0615/afp20050615p2348-f1.pdf

afp20081115p1155-s1.pdf

...Neuropathic (e.g., diabetic neuropathy; trigeminal neuralgia; postherpetic neuralgia or spinal cord injury; multiple sclerosis or stroke-related neuropathy; fibromyalgia) Treatment plan Set realistic goals 1. Address lifestyle issues (e.g., weight loss, cessation of...

American Family Physician

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2008/1115/afp20081115p1155-s1.pdf

afp20190601.pdf

...Administering aspirin during a heart attack or stroke can be lifesaving. The benefits of daily low-dose (81 mg) aspirin therapy to prevent recurrent cardiovascular disease (CVD) events are also well established.1 Aspirin’s routine use for primary prevention, however, has been the...

American Family Physician

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/journals/afp/afp20190601.pdf

After 50: Nutritional Needs - familydoctor.org

Nutritional needs change as we age. After age 50, choose food and drinks wisely for your gender, health, and activity level.

Patient Education

https://familydoctor.org/50-nutritional-needs/

After 50: Nutritional Needs | familydoctor.org

Nutritional needs change as we age. After age 50, choose food and drinks wisely for…

Patient Education

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AGA Releases Position Statement on CT Colonography - Practice Guidelines - American ...

Aug 1, 2007 - Although computed tomographic (CT) colonography is considered investigational for colorectal screening, the American Gastroenterological Association (AGA) suggests that it could significantly influence patient care and how the field of gastroenterology is defined.

American Family Physician : Practice Guidelines

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2007/0801/p447.html

AHA and ASA Release Guideline for Prevention of Future Stroke in Patients with Stroke ...

Jan 15, 2015 - The American Heart Association (AHA) and American Stroke Association (ASA) have updated their guideline on prevention of future stroke in patients with a history of stroke or transient ischemic attack (TIA). Currently, the average annual rate of future stroke in these patients is at a ...

American Family Physician : Practice Guidelines

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2015/0115/p136.html

AHA and NHLBI Review Diagnosis and Management of the Metabolic Syndrome - Practice ...

Sep 15, 2006 - The American Heart Association (AHA) and the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI) have released joint recommendations on the management and diagnosis of the metabolic syndrome.

American Family Physician : Practice Guidelines

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2006/0915/p1039.html

AHA Publishes Guidelines on CVD Prevention in Women - Practice Guidelines - American ...

Apr 1, 2007 - Guidelines presented by the American Heart Association (AHA) represent the most current clinical recommendations for the prevention of cardiovascular disease (CVD) in women 20 years and older.

American Family Physician : Practice Guidelines

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2007/0401/p1096.html

AHA Recommendations for the Management of Intracranial Aneurysms - Practice Guidelines ...

Jun 15, 2001 - The American Heart Association (AHA) has formulated recommendations for the management of unruptured intracranial aneurysms. The guidelines are intended to serve as a framework for the development of treatments and for future research.

American Family Physician : Practice Guidelines

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2001/0615/p2465.html

AHA Releases Guidelines for Hypertension Management in Adults with or at Risk of CAD - ...

Jul 15, 2008 - The American Heart Association (AHA) Council for High Blood Pressure Research and the Councils on Clinical Cardiology and Epidemiology and Prevention have released guidelines on the management of hypertension in adults with or at risk of coronary artery disease (CAD).

American Family Physician : Practice Guidelines

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2008/0715/p270.html

AHA Releases Statement on Exercise and Heart Failure - Practice Guidelines - American ...

Sep 1, 2003 - Although discomfort during exercise is a principal reason that patients with heart failure seek medical care, exercise training is safe and can benefit these patients, according to the American Heart Association (AHA).

American Family Physician : Practice Guidelines

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2003/0901/p969.html

AHA/AAC/<FEFF>ASH Release Guideline on the Treatment of Hypertension and CAD

December 1, 2015 Practice Guidelines

American Family Physician

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2015/1201/p1023.pdf

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