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Dept. 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.

American Family Physician

http://www.aafp.org/journals/afp/explore/departments.html

FPIN's Clinical Inquiries: Clinical Indicators of Obstructive Sleep Apnea - American...

May 1, 2011 - Clinical indicators (e.g., sex, snoring severity, history of apnea, age, menopausal status, waist-to-hip ratio, body habitus) can predict OSA as diagnosed using overnight polysomnography or sleep study.

American Family Physician : FPIN's Clinical Inquiries

http://www.aafp.org/afp/2011/0501/od1.html

FPIN's Clinical Inquiries: What Clinical Findings Can Be Used to Diagnose Deep ...

Aug 1, 2004 - No single clinical finding can accurately diagnose DVT.

American Family Physician : FPIN's Clinical Inquiries

http://www.aafp.org/afp/2004/0801/p565.html

FPIN's Clinical Inquiries: Testosterone Therapy and Risk Recurrence After Treatment ...

Oct 15, 2013 - Men with symptomatic androgen deprivation who have had clinically curative treatment for organ-confined prostate cancer may have symptomatic improvement with testosterone replacement therapy. There are no studies evaluating the risk of cancer recurrence in patients receiving ...

American Family Physician : FPIN's Clinical Inquiries

http://www.aafp.org/afp/2013/1015/od5.html

FPIN's Clinical Inquiries: Topical Preparations for Wound Healing - American Family ...

Jun 15, 2014 - Topical silver should not be used for treatment of nonburn wounds because it does not hasten healing. Medical-grade topical honey can be used to reduce healing time for partial-thickness burns, but it produces no effect on lacerations, surgical wounds, chronic wounds, or vascular ...

American Family Physician : FPIN's Clinical Inquiries

http://www.aafp.org/afp/2014/0615/p978.html

FPIN's Clinical Inquiries: Dipstick Urinalysis for the Diagnosis of Acute UTI - ...

May 15, 2013 - Approximately two-thirds of women who present with classic symptoms of acute UTI have bacterial infection of the bladder. Dipstick urinalysis moderately improves the accuracy of clinical symptoms in establishing or excluding acute UTI in women.

American Family Physician : FPIN's Clinical Inquiries

http://www.aafp.org/afp/2013/0515/od2.html

FPIN's Clinical Inquiries: Diagnosing Von Willebrand Disease - American Family ...

Jun 15, 2010 - The diagnosis of vWD requires two clinical criteria: (1) a personal history, family history, or physical evidence of mucocutaneous bleeding and (2) a qualitative or quantitative decrease in functional activity of von Willebrand factor (vWF).

American Family Physician : FPIN's Clinical Inquiries

http://www.aafp.org/afp/2010/0615/p1415.html

FPIN's Clinical Inquiries: Effective Therapies for Intermittent Claudication - ...

Sep 15, 2011 - Supervised exercise programs are recommended to produce clinically significant improvements in walking distance in patients with stable intermittent claudication.

American Family Physician : FPIN's Clinical Inquiries

http://www.aafp.org/afp/2011/0915/p699.html

FPIN's Clinical Inquiries: Medications for Treatment of Interstitial Cystitis - ...

Jan 15, 2015 - There are no long-term clinically effective oral medications. Pentosan (Elmiron) can improve overall symptom scores for interstitial cystitis over three to six months, but it does not improve scores for any of three individual symptoms (dysuria, urgency, frequency) compared with placebo.

American Family Physician : FPIN's Clinical Inquiries

http://www.aafp.org/afp/2015/0115/p116.html

FPIN's Clinical Inquiries: Urine Dipstick for Diagnosing Urinary Tract Infection - ...

Jan 1, 2006 - The sensitivity and specificity of the urine dipstick varies somewhat with the setting and population, as does its recommended interpretation. Women with classic urinary tract infection (UTI) symptoms have a high pretest probability of infection, and use of the dipstick adds little to ...

American Family Physician : FPIN's Clinical Inquiries

http://www.aafp.org/afp/2006/0101/p129.html

FPIN's Clinical Inquiries: Treatments for Chronic Prostatitis - American Family ...

Aug 1, 2006 - Because the etiology of chronic nonbacterial prostatitis is unknown, a variety of treatments have been proposed. The best-designed, largest clinical trials have not found the most commonly used therapies (i.e., alpha blockers, quinolone antibiotics, non-steroidal anti-inflammatory ...

American Family Physician : FPIN's Clinical Inquiries

http://www.aafp.org/afp/2006/0801/p475.html

FPIN's Clinical Inquiries: Group Medical Visits for the Management of Chronic Pain -...

Dec 1, 2007 - Improvements of possible practical significance were seen for various clinical measures in studies of group treatment sessions for patients with back pain, arthritis, and rheumatic disease. However, studies on group treatment for patients with nonspecific pain are lacking, especially in...

American Family Physician : FPIN's Clinical Inquiries

http://www.aafp.org/afp/2007/1201/p1704.html

FPIN's Clinical Inquiries: Psychosocial Interventions Delivered by Primary Care ...

Nov 1, 2006 - Few high-quality studies have been conducted examining the effectiveness of psychosocial interventions performed by primary care physicians for patients with major depression. Two randomized controlled clinical trials (RCTs) found that a psychosocial intervention, specifically ...

American Family Physician : FPIN's Clinical Inquiries

http://www.aafp.org/afp/2006/1101/p1580.html

FPIN's Clinical Inquiries: FPIN's Clinical Inquiries - American Family Physician

Aug 15, 2012 - The evaluation of hip pain in patients 65 years and older should include a history and physical examination, followed by pertinent imaging studies.

American Family Physician : FPIN's Clinical Inquiries

http://www.aafp.org/afp/2012/0815/od1.html

FPIN's Clinical Inquiries: Which Lipoprotein Measurements Are Clinically Useful? - ...

Feb 1, 2007 - Emerging lipid risk factors for cardiovascular disease include lipoprotein remnants, lipoprotein (a), small LDL particles, HDL subspecies, apolipoprotein B, apolipoprotein A-I, and oxidized LDL. Measurement of these levels should not be used for routine cardiovascular risk screening.

American Family Physician : FPIN's Clinical Inquiries

http://www.aafp.org/afp/2007/0201/p387.html

FPIN's Clinical Inquiries: Antibiotic Prophylaxis to Prevent Recurrent UTI in ...

Jul 15, 2011 - Antibiotic prophylaxis to prevent recurrent UTI may be considered in infants and children with or without vesicoureteral reflux (VUR) after a first UTI.

American Family Physician : FPIN's Clinical Inquiries

http://www.aafp.org/afp/2011/0715/od1.html

FPIN's Clinical Inquiries: Brain Natriuretic Peptide for Ruling Out Heart Failure - ...

Jun 1, 2011 - A BNP level less than 100 pg per mL (100 ng per L) can rule out heart failure.

American Family Physician : FPIN's Clinical Inquiries

http://www.aafp.org/afp/2011/0601/p1333.html

FPIN's Clinical Inquiries: Managing Intoeing in Children - American Family Physician

Oct 15, 2011 - Intoeing can be accurately diagnosed using a history, physical examination, and torsional profile.

American Family Physician : FPIN's Clinical Inquiries

http://www.aafp.org/afp/2011/1015/p937.html

FPIN's Clinical Inquiries: Treatment of Recurrent Vulvovaginal Candidiasis - ...

Jun 15, 2011 - A six-month treatment regimen with an antifungal agent decreases the recurrence of vulvovaginal candidiasis.

American Family Physician : FPIN's Clinical Inquiries

http://www.aafp.org/afp/2011/0615/p1482.html

FPIN's Clinical Inquiries: Acupuncture for Migraine Headaches - American Family ...

Apr 15, 2010 - Acupuncture reduces the frequency of migraine headaches when used as an adjunct to, or in place of, medical management.

American Family Physician : FPIN's Clinical Inquiries

http://www.aafp.org/afp/2010/0415/p1036.html

FPIN's Clinical Inquiries: Secondary Causes of Obesity - American Family Physician

Apr 15, 2011 - There is little evidence about secondary causes of obesity in adults. The evaluation for secondary causes of obesity should include a patient history and physical examination, with additional laboratory testing based on specific symptoms, risk factors, and index of suspicion.

American Family Physician : FPIN's Clinical Inquiries

http://www.aafp.org/afp/2011/0415/p972.html

FPIN's Clinical Inquiries: Management of ADHD in Preschool-Aged Children - American ...

Sep 15, 2013 - Behavior therapy interventions, such as parent training, are first-line treatment for ADHD in preschool-aged children (three to five years of age). Medication is an option for children with moderate to severe ADHD if behavior therapy has not been effective and if the benefits outweigh ...

American Family Physician : FPIN's Clinical Inquiries

http://www.aafp.org/afp/2013/0915/p398.html

FPIN's Clinical Inquiries: Antibiotics for Viral Upper Respiratory Tract Infections ...

Mar 15, 2011 - Antibiotic therapy does not benefit children with bronchiolitis, the common cold, or nonstreptococcal pharyngitis. If purulent rhinitis is present for more than 10 days, antibiotics shorten the duration of runny nose symptoms.

American Family Physician : FPIN's Clinical Inquiries

http://www.aafp.org/afp/2011/0315/p747.html

FPIN's Clinical Inquiries: Antibody Testing for Systemic Lupus Erythematosus - ...

Dec 15, 2011 - Antibody testing plays an important role when assessing patients, but should not be used alone to diagnose SLE.

American Family Physician : FPIN's Clinical Inquiries

http://www.aafp.org/afp/2011/1215/p1407.html

FPIN's Clinical Inquiries: Medications for Weight Loss in Patients with Type 2 ...

Mar 15, 2012 - Fluoxetine (Prozac) and orlistat (Xenical) produce modest short-term weight loss, but their long-term benefits are unclear and their safety is uncertain.

American Family Physician : FPIN's Clinical Inquiries

http://www.aafp.org/afp/2012/0315/p633.html

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