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SEPTEMBER 1, 2020

AFP’s COVID-19 Collection

New topics include COVID-19’s impact on health disparities, house calls during a pandemic, and handwashing-induced dermatitis. See the latest resources in the collection that is open-access and frequently updated.


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Urinary Tract Infections in Young Children and Infants: Common Questions and Answers

The decision to test for urinary tract infection should be based on risk factors and the child’s age. Urinalysis can help rule out infection and inform decisions about when to start antibiotics. However, urine culture is needed for definitive diagnosis. Antibiotic selection should be based on local sensitivity patterns and adjusted once culture results are available.

FOR YOUR PATIENTS ▶ UTIS IN CHILDREN: WHAT TO EXPECT
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SEE MORE IN AFP BY TOPIC ▶ URINARY TRACT INFECTIONS/DYSURIA
Esophageal Motility Disorders

Esophageal motility disorders are diagnosed based on esophageal manometry findings. Achalasia has objective diagnostic criteria, and effective treatments are available. Hypercontractile motility disorders are generally self-limited and may be overdiagnosed, leading to unnecessary and irreversible interventions.

SEE MORE IN AFP BY TOPIC ▶ DYSPEPSIA
 

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Thyroid Nodules: Advances in Evaluation and Management

Over the past few years, molecular testing of fine-needle aspiration specimens has changed the way thyroid nodules with indeterminate cytology are managed. Find out which patients require molecular testing, who can be followed conservatively, and when to refer patients for surgery.

SEE MORE IN AFP BY TOPIC ▶ THYROID AND PARATHYROID DISORDERS
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Free CME Webcast—Treating Severe Asthma

Recognize markers for severe versus milder forms of asthma after you complete “Facing Severe Asthma: A Focus on New and Emerging Agents.” This four-part webcast focuses on treatment, specialist care, and patient action plans and is worth 3.5 CME credits. Learn more.

 
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Otitis Media, COVID-19 and Hydroxychloroquine, Postoperative Pulmonary Risk, Hidradenitis Suppurativa
EDITORIALS
Health Equity in Preventive Services: The Role of Primary Care [FREE FULL TEXT]
SEE MORE IN AFP BY TOPIC ▶ CARE OF SPECIAL POPULATIONS
PRACTICE GUIDELINES
Treatment of Subclinical Hypothyroidism: BMJ Rapid Recommendation
SEE MORE IN AFP BY TOPIC ▶ THYROID AND PARATHYROID DISORDERS
COCHRANE FOR CLINICIANS
Effectiveness of PPAR Gamma Agonists in Preventing Recurrent Stroke and Other Vascular Events
SEE MORE IN AFP BY TOPIC ▶ STROKE AND TIA
Corticosteroids for Hospitalized Patients with Community-Acquired Pneumonia
SEE MORE IN AFP BY TOPIC ▶ INPATIENT MEDICINE
CURBSIDE CONSULTATION
Palliative Care During Public Health Emergencies: Examples from the COVID-19 Pandemic
SEE MORE IN AFP BY TOPIC ▶ END-OF-LIFE CARE
DIAGNOSTIC TESTS: WHAT PHYSICIANS NEED TO KNOW
Placental Alpha Macroglobulin-1 (PartoSure) Immunoassay to Assess the Risk of Spontaneous Preterm Birth
SEE MORE IN AFP BY TOPIC ▶ LABOR, DELIVERY, AND POSTPARTUM ISSUES
FPIN'S CLINICAL INQUIRIES
Misoprostol Dosing for First-Trimester Abortion
MEDICINE BY THE NUMBERS
Aspirin after Acute Ischemic Stroke
SEE MORE IN AFP BY TOPIC ▶ STROKE AND TIA
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