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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/p1009.pdf

AHA/ASA Publish Advisory on Oral Antithrombotics for Stroke Prevention in Nonvalvular ...

...stroke ranges from 1 to 20 percent, depending on comorbidities and the patient’s history of cerebrovascular events. Because of the risk of bleeding asso- ciated with antithrombotics such as warfarin (Coumadin) that are used to reduce the inci- dence of atrial fibrillation-related...

American Family Physician

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2013/0515/p732.pdf

AHA/ASA Release Guideline on Stroke Prevention in Women

March 1, 2015 Practice Guidelines

American Family Physician

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2015/0301/p330.pdf

Diagnosis of Acute Stroke

April 15, 2015 Scientific

American Family Physician

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2015/0415/p528.pdf

Recurrent Ischemic Stroke: Strategies for Prevention

October 1, 2017

American Family Physician

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2017/1001/p436.pdf

Stroke: Strategies for Primary Prevention - American Family Physician

...risk factors for ischemic stroke are listed in Table 1.3-8 Until the results of definitive studies are available, the roles of other potential risk factors (e.g., homo- cysteine) remain controversial. Strategies for Primary Prevention Various stroke prevention strategies,...

American Family Physician

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2003/1215/p2379.pdf

Stroke: How to Recognize It and What to Do About It

...Stroke: How to Recognize It and What to Do About It What is a stroke? A stroke is like a brain attack. In a heart attack, not enough blood gets to the heart muscle. In a stroke, not enough blood gets to the brain. Parts of the brain can die if blood is cut off for more than a couple...

American Family Physician

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2015/0415/p528-s1.pdf

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

Evaluation of the Patient with Muscle Weakness - American Family Physician

Apr 1, 2005 - Muscle weakness is a common complaint among patients presenting to family physicians. Diagnosis begins with a patient history distinguishing weakness from fatigue or asthenia, separate conditions with different etiologies that can coexist with, or be confused for, weakness. The pattern ...

American Family Physician : Article

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2005/0401/p1327.html

Apixaban (Eliquis) for Stroke Prevention in Atrial Fibrillation

...treat- ment because of serious bleeding, patients should be prescribed an alternative anti- coagulant to prevent an increased risk of stroke.3 Although apixaban has fewer drug inter- actions than warfarin, coadministration with antiplatelet agents, fibrinolytics, hepa- rin,...

American Family Physician

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2014/0415/p672.pdf

Management of Erectile Dysfunction - American Family Physician

Feb 1, 2010 - Erectile dysfunction (ED) is the most common sexual problem in men. The incidence increases with age and affects up to one third of men throughout their lives. It causes a substantial negative impact on intimate relationships, quality of life, and self-esteem. History and physical ...

American Family Physician : Article

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2010/0201/p305.html

Diastolic Heart Failure: The Challenges of Diagnosis and Treatment - American Family ...

Jun 1, 2004 - Diastolic heart failure, a major cause of morbidity and mortality, is defined as symptoms of heart failure in a patient with preserved left ventricular function. It is characterized by a stiff left ventricle with decreased compliance and impaired relaxation, which leads to increased end...

American Family Physician : Article

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2004/0601/p2609.html

AAFP ER course - Earn CME from the comfort of your own home or office -- CME

Jun 5, 2019 - Learn the latest in treating patients with acute health needs and earn CME-without traveling. Live stream the AAFP Emergency and Urgent Care course, Oct. 9-12.

CME : CME by Topic

https://www.aafp.org/cme/cme-topic/all/emergency-live/online-streaming-san-antonio.html

AAFP Emergency CME Course in San Antonio, TX -- CME

Jun 5, 2019 - Learn the latest in treating patients with acute health needs and earn CME at the AAFP Emergency and Urgent Care live course, Oct. 9-12 in San Antonio, TX.

CME : CME by Topic

https://www.aafp.org/cme/cme-topic/all/emergency-live/san-antonio.html

Cerebrospinal Fluid Analysis - American Family Physician

Sep 15, 2003 - Lumbar puncture is frequently performed in primary care. Properly interpreted tests can make cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) a key tool in the diagnosis of a variety of diseases. Proper evaluation of CSF depends on knowing which tests to order, normal ranges for the patient's age, and the ...

American Family Physician : Article

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2003/0915/p1103.html

Top 20 Research Studies of 2011 for Primary Care Physicians - American Family Physician

Nov 1, 2012 - In 2011, through regular surveillance of more than 100 English-language research journals, a group of seven clinicians identified approximately 250 studies with the potential to improve the practice of primary care physicians and the outcomes of patients (designated as POEMs ...

American Family Physician : Article

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2012/1101/p835.html

Implementing Advance Directives in Office Practice - American Family Physician

Mar 1, 2012 - Patients prepare advance directives in an effort to maintain autonomy during periods of incapacity or at the end of life. Advance directive documents are specific to the state in which the patient lives, but an effective strategy in the family physician’s office involves more than ...

American Family Physician : Article

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2012/0301/p461.html

Management of Falls in Older Persons: A Prescription for Prevention - American Family ...

Dec 1, 2011 - Although falls are a common cause of injury in older persons, they are not just a normal part of the aging process. The American Geriatrics Society and British Geriatrics Society recommend that all adults older than 65 years be screened annually for a history of falls or balance ...

American Family Physician : Article

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2011/1201/p1267.html

Dabigatran (Pradaxa) for Prevention of Stroke in Atrial Fibrillation

...Dabigatran (Pradaxa) is an orally administered direct thrombin inhibitor labeled for the prevention of stroke and systemic embolism in patients with nonvalvular atrial fibrillation. Unlike warfarin (Coumadin), it does not induce anticoagulation through depletion of clotting factors,...

American Family Physician

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2011/1215/p1397.pdf

NSAID Prescribing Precautions - American Family Physician

Dec 15, 2009 - Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) are commonly used, but have risks associated with their use, including significant upper gastrointestinal tract bleeding. Older persons, persons taking anticoagulants, and persons with a history of upper gastrointestinal tract bleeding ...

American Family Physician : Article

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2009/1215/p1371.html

Fewer Deaths/Strokes/Revascularizations with Metformin Than Glipizide

...Fewer Deaths/Strokes/ Revascularizations with Metformin Than Glipizide Clinical Question Does metformin (Glucophage) affect car- diovascular events in patients with type 2 diabetes mellitus? Bottom Line Over five years, treatment with metformin for three years, with other...

American Family Physician

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2014/0115/p131.pdf

Fewer Deaths/Strokes/Revascularizations with Metformin Than Glipizide

...Fewer Deaths/Strokes/ Revascularizations with Metformin Than Glipizide Clinical Question Does metformin (Glucophage) affect car- diovascular events in patients with type 2 diabetes mellitus? Bottom Line Over five years, treatment with metformin for three years, with other...

American Family Physician

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2014/0115/p136.pdf

Maintenance Intravenous Fluids in Children: AAP Provides Recommendations - Practice ...

Aug 15, 2019 - The American Academy of Pediatrics has created an evidence-based guideline recommending the use of isotonic fluids for patients 28 days to 18 years of age to reduce the risk of developing hyponatremia.

American Family Physician : Practice Guidelines

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2019/0815/p251.html

Longitudinal Assessment Self-Study | Be prepared for FMCLA. -- CME

Mar 21, 2019 - With practice questions and Board-style content, make the AAFP’s Longitudinal Assessment Self-Study Package your all-in-one FMCLA companion.

CME : CME by Topic

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

Fatigue: An Overview - American Family Physician

Nov 15, 2008 - Fatigue, a common presenting symptom in primary care, negatively impacts work performance, family life, and social relationships. The differential diagnosis of fatigue includes lifestyle issues, physical conditions, mental disorders, and treatment side effects. Fatigue can be classified...

American Family Physician : Article

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2008/1115/p1173.html

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