ACP Medicine by David C. Dale

By David C. Dale

ACP drugs is the 1st accomplished connection with hold the identify of the yankee collage of Physicians. built to assist busy physicians stay alongside of altering guidance in fundamental care, ACP medication is a continuously up-to-date, evidence-based reference of inner drugs.

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Physicians should stress the need for such safety devices as helmets for biking, eye guards for squash and racquetball, and elbow and knee pads for roller-skating. Diet, weight control, stress management, smoking cessation, and other preventive health measures should be discussed [see CE:III Reducing Risk of Injury and Disease], as should the warning signs of cardiac disease and the precautions for exercising in cold or hot climates. Medical Complications of Exercise Exercise promotes health, but it can also have adverse conse© 2003 WebMD Inc.

With both of these conditions, the aim of screening is to remove precancerous lesions, which prevents invasive cancer, saves the involved organ, and reduces disease-specific mortality. 9,10 Cervical dysplasia is slow to progress to invasive carcinoma, however, so periodic screening can make up for the low sensitivity of a single exam. The USPSTF recommends screening with Pap smears at least © 2006 WebMD, Inc. All rights reserved. April 2006 Update ACP Medicine CE:V Adult Preventive Health Care–2 Table 1 (continued) Chapter Relevant Content 7:XXXI Viral Zoonoses Vaccination for yellow fever, Japanese encephalitis, and rabies 7:XXXIII HIV and AIDS Prevention of HIV infection 7:XXXIV Protozoan Infections Prevention of malaria, toxoplasmosis, giardiasis, and amebiasis 7:XXXVIII Mycotic Infections in the Compromised Host Prevention of several opportunistic fungal infections 8:II Bites and Stings Prophylactic antibiotics for bites 8:IV Preoperative Assessment and Care of the Surgical Patient Assessing operative risk and preventing complications 8:V Bioterrorism Vaccination and postexposure prophylaxis 8:VIII Assessment of the Geriatric Patient Evidence-based preventive services, assessment of in-home hazards 8:IX Management of Common Clinical Disorders in Geriatric Patients Prevention of falls, incontinence, pressure ulcers, malnutrition, and iatrogenic illness 8:X Rehabilitation of Geriatric Patients Prevention of stroke complications 9:II Diagnosis and Treatment of Dyslipidemia Primary and secondary prevention 9:VI Diabetes Mellitus ADA screening recommendations, prevention of type 2 diabetes, prevention of diabetic complications 10:VI Acute Renal Failure Prevention 10:XII Nephrolithiasis Prevention of recurrent kidney stones 11:IV Cerebrovascular Disorders Risk reduction for stroke 11:VIII Headache Migraine prophylaxis 12:I Cancer Epidemiology and Prevention Screening of asymptomatic patients for prevention and early detection; ACS recommendations 12:V Colorectal Cancer Risk reduction, screening tests; ACS recommendations 12:VII Breast Cancer Screening and prophylaxis 12:VIII Lung Cancer Prevention 12:IX Prostate Cancer Risk reduction, screening; ACS recommendations 13:III Alcohol Abuse and Dependency Screening for alcoholism and treatment to prevent relapse 16:IX Medical Problems in Pregnancy Limited discussion of screening 16:XI Menopause Prevention and screening per USPSTF 16:XVI Approach to the Patient with an Abnormal Pap Smear Prevention and screening per USPSTF ACS—American Cancer Society ADA—American Diabetes Association AHA—American Heart Association MMR—measles, mumps, rubella vaccine USPSTF—United States Preventive Services Task Force every 3 years, beginning within 3 years after the start of sexual activity or age 21 (whichever comes first).

People who have several activities at their command find it easier to remain active despite constraints of climate, schedules, and minor injuries. 94 Stretching exercises promote flexibility and help prevent injuries. A stretching routine should be performed at least two to three times a week, but it is best when incorporated in the warm-up and cool-down periods that should surround aerobic exercise. Low-resistance strength training is important to preserve muscle mass and power in the face of the aging process; two to three sessions a week are ideal.

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