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Omega-3 Fatty Acids and Cardiovascular Disease Prevention - Medicine by the Numbers - ...

Aug 15, 2019 - High-quality evidence suggests that long-chain omega-3 polyunsaturated fatty acids do not prevent mortality (all-cause or cardiovascular) or cardiovascular disease events when used as primary or secondary prevention. Find out more.

American Family Physician : Medicine by the Numbers

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2019/0815/p209.html

AAFP Elderly Care CME Course in Fort Myers, FL -- CME

Sep 25, 2018 - Earn CME and learn the latest on cholesterol, diabetes, hypertension, end-of-life care, and more at the AAFP Geriatric Medicine live course in Fort Myers, FL.

CME : CME by Topic

https://www.aafp.org/cme/cme-topic/all/geriatrics-live/fort-myers.html

Evaluation of Suspected Dementia - American Family Physician

Oct 15, 2011 - As the proportion of persons in the United States older than 65 years increases, the prevalence of dementia will increase as well. Risk factors for dementia include age, family history of dementia, apolipoprotein E4 genotype, cardiovascular comorbidities, chronic anticholinergic use, ...

American Family Physician : Article

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2011/1015/p895.html

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

January 15, 2015 Practice Guidelines

American Family Physician

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

Geriatric Medicine Self-Study Package - 10th Edition -- CME

Jul 11, 2018 - Improve management and treatment decisions while enhancing your ability to develop evaluation and treatment plans for your geriatric patients.

CME : CME by Topic

https://www.aafp.org/cme/cme-topic/all/geriatric.html

Cholesterol Management: ACC/AHA Updates Guideline - Practice Guidelines - American ...

May 1, 2019 - The American College of Cardiology/American Heart Association (ACC/AHA) task force on clinical practice guidelines has updated its 2013 cholesterol guideline.

American Family Physician : Practice Guidelines

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2019/0501/p589.html

Parkinson Disease: An Update - American Family Physician

Feb 15, 2013 - Parkinson disease is a progressive neurologic disorder afflicting approximately 1 percent of Americans older than 60 years. The cardinal features of Parkinson disease are bradykinesia, rigidity, tremor, and postural instability. There are a number of neurologic conditions that mimic the...

American Family Physician : Article

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2013/0215/p267.html

Prevention, Recognition, and Management of Serotonin Syndrome - American Family Physician

May 1, 2010 - Serotonin syndrome is a potentially life-threatening condition caused by excessive serotonergic activity in the nervous system. It is characterized by mental status changes, autonomic instability, and neuromuscular hyperactivity. Most reported cases of serotonin syndrome are in patients...

American Family Physician : Article

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2010/0501/p1139.html

ACC/AHA Release Updated Guideline on the Treatment of Blood Cholesterol to Reduce ASCVD...

Aug 15, 2014 - The Blood Cholesterol Expert Panel from the American College of Cardiology (ACC) and the American Heart Association (AHA) issued an updated evidence-based guideline in 2013 that addresses the use of fixed doses of cholesterol-lowering drugs (statins) to reduce the risk of ASCVD in ...

American Family Physician : Practice Guidelines

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2014/0815/p260.html

Treatment of Vertigo - American Family Physician

Mar 15, 2005 - Vertigo is the illusion of motion, usually rotational motion. As patients age, vertigo becomes an increasingly common presenting complaint. The most common causes of this condition are benign paroxysmal positional vertigo, acute vestibular neuronitis or labyrinthitis, Ménière's ...

American Family Physician : Article

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2005/0315/p1115.html

Diagnosis, Initial Management, and Prevention of Meningitis - American Family Physician

Dec 15, 2010 - Although the annual incidence of bacterial meningitis in the United States is declining, it remains a medical emer- gency with a potential for high morbidity and mortality. Clinical signs and symptoms are unreliable in distinguishing bacterial meningitis from the more common forms of ...

American Family Physician : Article

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2010/1215/p1491.html

Reducing the Risk of Adverse Drug Events in Older Adults - American Family Physician

Mar 1, 2013 - Adverse drug events occur in 15 percent or more of older patients presenting to offices, hospitals, and extended care facilities. These events are potentially preventable up to 50 percent of the time. Common serious manifestations include falls, orthostatic hypotension, heart failure, ...

American Family Physician : Article

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2013/0301/p331.html

Medical Management of Stable Coronary Artery Disease - American Family Physician

Apr 1, 2011 - All patients with stable coronary artery disease require medical therapy to prevent disease progression and recurrent cardiovascular events. Three classes of medication are essential to therapy: lipid-lowering, antihypertensive, and antiplatelet agents. Lipid-lowering therapy is ...

American Family Physician : Article

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2011/0401/p819.html

Initial Evaluation of Vertigo - American Family Physician

Jan 15, 2006 - Benign paroxysmal positional vertigo, acute vestibular neuronitis, and Meniere's disease cause most cases of vertigo; however, family physicians must consider other causes including cerebrovascular disease, migraine, psychological disease, perilymphatic fistulas, multiple sclerosis, and...

American Family Physician : Article

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2006/0115/p244.html

Diagnosis and Management of Crohn's Disease - American Family Physician

Dec 15, 2011 - Crohn’s disease is a chronic inflammatory condition affecting the gastrointestinal tract at any point from the mouth to the rectum. Patients may experience diarrhea, abdominal pain, fever, weight loss, abdominal masses, and anemia. Extraintestinal manifestations of Crohn’s disease ...

American Family Physician : Article

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2011/1215/p1365.html

Update on the Management of Chronic Kidney Disease - American Family Physician

Oct 15, 2012 - Chronic kidney disease is common and associated with significant morbidity. Given the high risk of cardiovascular morbidity and mortality in patients with chronic kidney disease, it is important to identify and treat related risk factors. However, there is growing uncertainty about the ...

American Family Physician : Article

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2012/1015/p749.html

Systemic Vasculitis - American Family Physician

Mar 1, 2011 - The systemic vasculitides are characterized by inflammation of blood vessel walls. Vessels of any type, in any organ can be affected, resulting in a broad spectrum of signs and symptoms. The heterogenous nature of vasculitides presents a diagnostic challenge. The American College of ...

American Family Physician : Article

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2011/0301/p556.html

High Blood Pressure: ACC/AHA Releases Updated Guideline - Practice Guidelines - ...

Mar 15, 2018 - The American College of Cardiology (ACC) and American Heart Association (AHA) recently updated their guideline on the prevention, detection, evaluation, and treatment of high BP in adults. The ACC/AHA recommendations were based on a systematic review that addressed four questions ...

American Family Physician : Practice Guidelines

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2018/0315/p413.html

Transient Ischemic Attacks - Family Practice International - American Family Physician

Jan 15, 2002 - ...Transient Ischemic Attacks (Great Britain—The Practitioner, June 2001, p. 481.) Transient ischemic attacks (TIAs) affect approximately 40 per 100,000 persons per year but because symptoms are frequently brief and minor, the condition is significantly underdiagnosed. The symptoms...

American Family Physician : Family Practice International

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2002/0115/p320.html

Stroke

...Stroke Kate Rowland, MD, MS, FAAFP ACTIVITY DISCLAIMER The material presented here is being made available by the American Academy of Family Physicians for educational purposes only. Please note that medical information is constantly changing; the information contained in this...

Events

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/events/fmx/handouts/fmx18-124-125.pdf

Subacute Management of Ischemic Stroke

...Subacute Management of Ischemic Stroke CHRISTOPHER R. BERNHEISEL, MD; JEFFREY D. SCHLAUDECKER, MD; and KATELYN LEOPOLD, MD Christ Hospital/University of Cincinnati Family Medicine Residency, Cincinnati, Ohio I schemic stroke, which includes throm­ botic and embolic subtypes, is...

American Family Physician

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2011/1215/p1383.pdf

Rivaroxaban vs. Warfarin for Stroke Prevention in Patients with Nonvalvular Atrial ...

...How does rivaroxaban (Xarelto) compare with warfarin (Coumadin) for stroke prevention in patients with nonvalvular atrial fibrillation? Andrea: Atrial fibrillation occurs with increas- ing prevalence as the patient population ages. The overall prevalence is estimated at 0.4 to 1...

American Family Physician

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2012/0315/p577.pdf

Transient Ischemic Attack: The Rules Have Changed

...ischemic attack (TIA) is, and how to evaluate for it, think again. This scientific statement snuck past a lot of us and its impli- cations are far-reaching. The guideline includes three game chang- ers for all physicians: • It revises the definition of TIA • It recommends that...

American Family Physician

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2012/0615/p1179.pdf

Transient Ischemic Attack: Part II. Risk Factor Modification and Treatment

...Transient Ischemic Attack: Part II. Risk Factor Modification and Treatment B. BRENT SIMMONS, MD; ANNETTE B. GADEGBEKU, MD; and BARBARA CIRIGNANO, MD Drexel University College of Medicine, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania F ollowing a transient ischemic attack (TIA), the focus of...

American Family Physician

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2012/0915/p527.pdf

Insulin for Glycemic Control in Acute Ischemic Stroke

...Insulin for Glycemic Control in Acute Ischemic Stroke AARON SAGUIL, MD, MPH, FAAFP, and MATTHEW PFLIPSEN, MD Clinical Question In patients with acute ischemic stroke, is glycemic control with insulin effective in decreasing death and disability? Evidence-Based Answer...

American Family Physician

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2012/1201/p1008.pdf

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