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American Family Physician
January 15, 2004
Robert Steiner
Treating Acute Bronchiolitis Associated with RSV Treatment for infants with bronchiolitis caused by respiratory syncytial virus (RSV) includes supplemental oxygen, nasal suctioning, fluids to prevent dehydration, and other supportive therapies. mark for My Articles 54 similar articles
American Family Physician
January 15, 2004
Edna D. Taniegra
Hyperparathyroidism Primary hyperparathyroidism is the most frequent cause of hypercalcemia in ambulatory patients. The condition is most common in postmenopausal women, although it can occur in persons of all ages, including pregnant women. mark for My Articles 80 similar articles
American Family Physician
January 15, 2004
John Smucny
Does a Low-Sodium Diet Reduce Blood Pressure? Reducing sodium intake does lead to a slightly lower average blood pressure. However, no evidence from controlled trials proves that reducing sodium intake decreases morbidity or mortality, or proves that modest sodium restriction is harmful. mark for My Articles 206 similar articles
American Family Physician
January 15, 2004
G. Robert DeYoung
Tegaserod (Zelnorm) for Irritable Bowel Syndrome Despite design limitations common to drug therapy trials for c-IBS (e.g., subjective outcomes, high placebo response rate), tegaserod is at least somewhat effective at relieving troublesome symptoms in women. mark for My Articles 30 similar articles
American Family Physician
January 15, 2004
Mark H. Ebell
Suspected Pulmonary Embolism: Part I How can the history and physical examination help physicians diagnose pulmonary embolism? mark for My Articles 134 similar articles
American Family Physician
January 15, 2004
Anne D. Walling
Evaluation and Management of Hirsutism in Women The excessive growth of coarse hair in a male-like pattern can cause significant distress and have multiple negative consequences for patients. Hyperandrogenism usually causes hirsutism. A review by Azziz stresses the need for a systematic evaluation of the patient and use of combination therapy. mark for My Articles 49 similar articles
American Family Physician
January 1, 2004
Lin & Kirchner
Hepatitis B Hepatitis B causes significant morbidity and mortality worldwide. Effective vaccines for hepatitis B virus have been available since 1982; infant and childhood vaccination programs introduced in the 1990s have resulted in a marked decrease in new infections. mark for My Articles 143 similar articles
American Family Physician
January 1, 2004
Old & Calvert
Vertebral Compression Fractures in the Elderly Compression fracture of the vertebral body is common, especially in older adults. Vertebral compression fractures usually are caused by osteoporosis. Family physicians can help patients prevent compression fractures by diagnosing and treating predisposing factors. mark for My Articles 201 similar articles
American Family Physician
January 1, 2004
Stulberg & Wolfrey
Pityriasis Rosea Pityriasis rosea is a common, acute exanthem of uncertain etiology. Viral and bacterial causes have been sought, but convincing answers have not yet been found. Pityriasis rosea typically affects children and young adults. mark for My Articles 11 similar articles
American Family Physician
January 1, 2004
Richard E. Allen
Diaphragm Fitting A diaphragm is fitted properly if the posterior rim rests comfortably in the posterior fornix, the anterior rim rests snugly behind the pubic bone, and the cervix can be felt through the dome of the device. An extended visit with the physician or a nurse may be required for a woman to learn proper technique. mark for My Articles 8 similar articles
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