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Hypertension in Adults Over 60 -- Clinical Recommendation

Jan 9, 2017 - Access the AAFP clinical practice guideline on treatment of hypertension in adults over age 60.

Patient Care |AAFP Policies and Recommendations : Clinical Recommendations

April is National Minority Health Month

Apr 1, 2016 - As family physicians and leaders in your communities, you are uniquely positioned to engage patients and populations about the stress of being a victim of racism and discrimination.

Patient Care : Social Determinants of Health

Tips From Former Smokers -- Tobacco and Nicotine

Feb 2, 2016 - Access information and resources from the AAFP and the CDC in support of the CDC's Tips from Former Smokers campaign.

Patient Care : Well-being and Prevention

Overweight, Obesity, and Fitness

Sep 22, 2015 - View information about the prevention of obesity and other chronic conditions. Learn about Americans In Motion-Healthy Interventions, the AAFP's program that makes fitness the treatment of choice for many chronic illnesses.

Patient Care : Well-being and Prevention

Atrial Fibrillation - Clinical Practice Guideline -- Clinical Recommendation

Nov 24, 2014 - Access evidence-based guidelines on Management of Newly-Detected Atrial Fibrillation, developed by the AAFP in collaboration with the American College of Physicians.

Patient Care |AAFP Policies and Recommendations : Clinical Recommendations

Screening for Carotid Artery Stenosis -- Clinical Recommendation

May 12, 2014 - View the AAFP Choosing Wisely recommendation on screening asymptomatic adult patients for carotid artery stenosis (CAS).

Patient Care |AAFP Policies and Recommendations : Clinical Recommendations

Family History and Perceptions About Risk and Prevention for Chronic Diseases in ...

At baseline, healthy primary care patients reported their perceptions about coronary heart disease, stroke, diabetes, and breast, ovarian, and colon cancers. Immediately afterward, intervention group participants used Family HealthwareTM to record family medical history; this web-based ...

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Effects of Changing Guidelines on Prescribing Aspirin for Primary Prevention of ...

Multiple studies and meta-analyses indicate that there is no specific population in which the benefits of low-dose aspirin therapy for primary prevention exceed the risks. The Dialysis Outcomes and Practice Patterns Study (DOPPS), an observational investigation of aspirin use and ...

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Venous Thromboembolism Prophylaxis in Hospitalized Patients: A Clinical Practice ...

The American College of Physicians (ACP) developed this guideline to present the evidence and provide clinical recommendations on prophylaxis of venous thromboembolism for hospitalized nonsurgical patients (medical patients and patients with acute stroke).

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Familial Risk for Common Diseases in Primary Care: The Family Healthware Impact Trial

The prevalence of family-history-based risk for coronary heart disease (CHD); stroke; diabetes; and colorectal, breast, and ovarian cancer was determined in a primary care population.

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Family Healthware Impact Trial -- National Research Network Studies

Mar 3, 2015 - Read a description of the Family Healthware Trail study and view aims, objectives, status, timeline, key findings and publications.

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Management of Atrial Fibrillation: Review of the Evidence for the Role of Pharmacologic...

Atrial Fibrillation

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Effect of Preventive Messages Tailored to Family History on Health Behaviors: The ...

The study was a cluster-randomized clinical trial that included 41 primary care practices, the majority in the Midwest, using Family Healthware, a self-administered, Web-based tool that assesses familial risk for the diseases and provides personalized risk-tailored messages. Patients in...

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Risk-Adjusted Comparison of Blood Pressue and Low-Density Lipoprotein Noncontrol in ...

The objectives of this article are to (1) demonstrate the use of electronically downloaded electronic health record (EHR) data to assess guideline concordance in a large cohort of primary care patients, (2) provide a contemporary assessment of noncontrol of BP and low-density ...

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Management of New Detected Atrial Fibrillation

The Joint Panel of the American Academy of Family Physicians and the American College of Physicians, in collaboration with the Johns Hopkins Evidence-based Practice Center, systematically reviewed the available evidence on the management of newly detected atrial fibrillation and ...

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Pharmacologic Management of Newly Detected Atrial Fibrillation

...that clinicians discuss the risk of stroke and bleeding with all patients considering anticoagulation (good practice point). Clinicians should consider using the continuous CHADS 2 or continuous CHA 2 DS 2 -VASc for prediction of risk of stroke (weak recommendation,...

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Comparison of risk perceptions and beliefs across common chronic diseases

These data highlight how individuals comparatively view chronic diseases. Addressing prior disease perceptions when communicating multiple disease risks may facilitate an accurate understanding of risk for diseases, and help individuals to effectively identify and engage in relevant ...

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Clinical practice guideline: Benign paroxysmal positional vertigo

The primary purposes of this guideline are to improve quality of care and outcomes for BPPV by improving the accurate and efficient diagnosis of BPPV, reducing the inappropriate use of vestibular suppressant medications, decreasing the inappropriate use of ancillary tests such as ...

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Clinical practice guideline: Hoarseness (Dysphonia)

...Chronic conditions Stroke Diabetes Parkinson’s disease Diseases from the Parkinson’s Plus family (progressive supranuclear palsy, etc) Myasthenia gravis Multiple sclerosis Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) Testosterone deficiency Table 5 continued Allergic rhinitis...

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Treating Tobacco Use and Dependence: 2008 Update

...and accounts for more than 435,000 deaths each year in the United States.37,38 Smoking is a known cause of multiple cancers, heart disease, stroke, complications of pregnancy, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), and many other diseases.4 In addition, recent research has...

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Components of Family History Associated with Women's Disease Perceptions for cancer: A ...

Participants provided family history information on 41,841 total relatives. We found evidence of underreporting of paternal family history and lower perceived breast cancer risk with cancer in the paternal versus maternal lineage. We observed cancer-specific perceived risks and worry ...

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Comparative Effectiveness of Antihypertensive Therapeutic Classes and Tratment Strategies

Few comparative effectiveness studies of treatment strategies using antihypertensive therapeutic classes in hypertension control have been assessed in a primary care environment. The objectives are to compare the effectiveness of common antihypertensive therapeutic classes initiated as ...

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Practice Patterns, Believes and Perceived Barriers to Care Regarding Dementia

With the aging of the population, the percent age of the population in North America likely to be diagnosed with dementia is estimated to increase by 49% by 2020 and 172% by 2040. Primary care physicians must learn to care for these patients; thus, it is useful to understand family ...

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FP Essentials #432: Chronic Pain Management

...loss of sen- sory function, may manifest with a glove and stocking (peripheral neuropathy), dermatomal (mononeu- ropathy), or hemispheric (stroke) distribution. The overlying skin may be cool to the touch and mottled (autonomic neuropathy).16 Depending on the history and clinical...

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Target Disease

...The AAFP recommends that adults without a history of cardiovascular disease (CVD) (ie, symptomatic coronary artery disease or ischemic stroke) use a low- to moderate-dose statin for the prevention of CVD events and mortality when all of the following criteria are met: 1) they are...

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