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Labor, Delivery, and Postpartum Issues - American Family Physician

May 1, 2017 - This collection features AFP content on labor, delivery, and postpartum issues and related topics, including breastfeeding, cesarean delivery, episiotomy, labor pain management, postpartum hemorrhage, preterm labor and birth, shoulder dystocia, umbilical cord blood storage, and vaginal ...

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Inpatient Medicine - American Family Physician

Nov 1, 2017 - ...pneumonia, pyelonephritis, stroke, syncope, and transfusions. New research may affect the interpretation and application of this material. Clinical judgment is advised. Note that AFP content published within the past 12 months is accessible to AAFP members and paid subscribers only....

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End-of-Life Care - American Family Physician

Aug 1, 2017 - This collection features AFP content on end-of-life care and related issues, including advance directives, hospice care, legal and ethical issues, nursing home care, palliative care, and terminal illness.

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Childhood Eye Examination - American Family Physician

Aug 15, 2013 - Vision screening in children is an ongoing process, with components that should occur at each well-child visit. The purpose is to detect risk factors and visual abnormalities that necessitate treatment and to identify those patients who require referral to an ophthalmologist skilled in ...

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Allergy and Anaphylaxis - American Family Physician

Jul 15, 2017 - This collection features AFP content on allergies and anaphylaxis and related issues, including allergies and asthma, allergens, allergy testing, allergic rhinitis, food allergies, and latex allergies.

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HIV/AIDS - American Family Physician

Aug 1, 2017 - This collection features AFP content on human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) and AIDS and related issues, including antiretroviral therapy, behavioral counseling, HIV testing, sexually transmitted diseases, and infection prevention.

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Travel Medicine - American Family Physician

May 1, 2017 - This collection features AFP content on travel medicine and related issues, including malaria, traveler’s diarrhea, pretravel consultation, and travel immunizations.

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Peripheral Vascular Disease - American Family Physician

Feb 1, 2017 - ...peripheral arterial disease, and vascular surgery. New research may affect the interpretation and application of this material. Clinical judgment is advised. Note that AFP content published within the past 12 months is accessible to AAFP members and paid subscribers only....

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Sleep Disorders in Children - American Family Physician

Jun 15, 2017 - ...sleep apnea, sleepwalking, and sudden infant death syndrome. New research may affect the interpretation and application of this material. Clinical judgment is advised. Note that AFP content published within the past 12 months is accessible to AAFP members and paid subscribers only....

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Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder - American Family Physician

Oct 15, 2015 - This collection features AFP content on attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) and related issues, including the diagnosis, evaluation, and treatment of adults and children with ADHD.

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FPIN's Help Desk Answers: Local Anesthesia for IUD Insertion or Endometrial Biopsy - ...

Dec 1, 2017 - Topical application of lidocaine/prilocaine cream to the cervix reduces mean pain scores during IUD insertion. Intrauterine instillation of liquid anesthesia reduces median pain scores during endometrial biopsy.

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FPIN's Help Desk Answers: Risk of Preterm Birth with Vaginal Progesterone in Twin ...

Nov 1, 2017 - Women with twin pregnancies should not routinely receive vaginal progesterone because it does not reduce the risk of preterm birth. Vaginal progesterone should be administered to reduce adverse neonatal outcomes in women with twin pregnancies and a short cervix (25 mm or less).

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Cutaneous Cryosurgery - American Family Physician

Dec 15, 2012 - Cutaneous cryosurgery refers to localized application of freezing temperatures to achieve destruction of skin lesions. It can be used to treat a broad range of benign and premalignant skin conditions, and certain malignant skin conditions, with high cure rates. Cellular destruction is ...

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FPIN's Help Desk Answers: Alzheimer Disease: Monotherapy vs. Combination Therapy - ...

Apr 1, 2017 - Combination treatment with memantine and donepezil results in a small improvement in cognitive function that is of uncertain clinical significance in patients with moderate to severe Alzheimer disease, but no improvement in patients with mild to moderate disease.

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https://www.aafp.org/afp/2017/0401/p452.html

Editorials: Clinical Inquiries from the Family Practice Inquiries Network - American ...

Dec 15, 2003 - ...Clinical Inquiries from the Family Practice Inquiries Network This is a corrected version of the article that appeared in print. JOHN EPLING, M.D., State University of New York–Upstate Medical University, Syracuse, New York BERNARD EWIGMAN, M.D., M.S.P.H., University of Chicago...

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FPIN's Help Desk Answers: Alpha-Lipoic Acid for Treatment of Diabetic Peripheral ...

May 1, 2016 - Intravenous (IV) ALA can improve neuropathy symptoms when administered for three weeks, but symptom improvement with oral ALA is not clinically significant. There is no evidence evaluating long-term treatment.

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https://www.aafp.org/afp/2016/0501/p786.html

Sudden Infant Death Syndrome - American Family Physician

May 15, 2009 - Sudden infant death syndrome is the leading cause of death among healthy infants, affecting 0.57 per 1,000 live births. The most easily modifiable risk factor for sudden infant death syndrome is sleeping position. To reduce the risk of sudden infant death syndrome, parents should be ...

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FPIN's Help Desk Answers: Hormonal Contraceptives in Women Who Are Overweight or Obese ...

Jun 1, 2017 - Hormonal contraceptives (oral contraceptive pills, implants, patches, and rings) are highly effective in women of all weights.There is no consistently demonstrated increased risk of pregnancy in overweight women using any specific hormonal method of contraception.

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FPIN's Help Desk Answers: Health Literacy Tools in the Outpatient Setting - American ...

Aug 15, 2017 - Single-question screening tools regarding the need for help with understanding and completing medical forms and reading materials can be effective for detecting inadequate health literacy in the outpatient setting.

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https://www.aafp.org/afp/2017/0815/p252.html

FPIN's Help Desk Answers: Antibiotic Prophylaxis in Patients with Cirrhosis and Upper ...

May 1, 2017 - Antibiotics should be used for prophylaxis in hospitalized patients with cirrhosis and upper gastrointestinal bleeding. Prophylaxis reduces all-cause mortality by 21%, as well as bacterial infections and rebleeding.

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https://www.aafp.org/afp/2017/0501/p582.html

Department Collections -- American Family Physician

Jun 13, 2013 - Search Department collections from past and current issues of AFP, the peer-reviewed clinical journal of the American Academy of Family Physicians.

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FPIN's Help Desk Answers: Screening Tools for Unhealthy Alcohol Use - American Family ...

Dec 1, 2017 - A single-question alcohol use screen and the Alcohol Use Disorders Identification Test–Consumption (AUDIT-C) can be used to detect unhealthy alcohol use and alcohol use disorder. Their performance is similar between sexes and across races.

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FPIN's Help Desk Answers: Peripheral Vascular Disease: Treatment in Older Adults - ...

Feb 1, 2017 - PVD can be effectively treated with supervised exercise therapy, cilostazol, lipid-lowering therapy, and antiplatelet therapy. All of these treatments increase pain-free walking distance. Antiplatelet therapy also decreases the need for surgical revascularization. The best treatment is ...

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FPIN's Help Desk Answers: History and Physical Examination for Identifying Rotator Cuff...

Nov 1, 2017 - There are no historical features that reliably identify full-thickness rotator cuff tears. The physical examination maneuvers that best identify the presence of a full-thickness rotator cuff tear are the internal rotation lag test, the external rotation lag test, and a positive ...

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FPIN's Help Desk Answers: Hypnosis for Surgical Pain - American Family Physician

Dec 15, 2017 - Hypnosis provides small to moderate improvements in surgical pain and burn debridement pain in adults.

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