By Victor C. Strasburger
Designed for fast reference in a hectic place of work, this instruction manual is a concise, sensible consultant to daily medical difficulties in adolescent drugs. This ready-reference handbook is written through famous specialists to supply quick, authoritative solutions to questions about universal scientific and behavioral difficulties in youngsters. quite a few tables, bulleted lists, and charts support practitioners locate info fast, and a formulary bargains counsel in prescribing for teenagers.
Coverage contains each vital subject in adolescent gynecology and updated suggestions for comparing and treating overweight youngsters. different key issues addressed contain activities medication, substance abuse, and adolescent violence and suicide.
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Migraine. Lancet 2004;363:381. Winner P, Rothner AD, Saper J, et al. A randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled study of sumatriptan nasal spray in the treatment of acute migraine in adolescents. Pediatrics 2000; 106:989. org (1-888-NHF-5552) The Web site of the National Headache Foundation has useful information and tools for both headache sufferers and health care providers, including a headache diary and several assessment tools that may be downloaded. qxd 7/1/05 6:54 PM Page 33 4 Seizures Seizures are one of the more common chronic neurological problems of adolescents.
Syncope and orthostatic intolerance for the primary care physician. Prim Care 2004;31(1):175–199. Willis J. Syncope. Pediatr Rev 2000;21:201–204. qxd 7/1/05 6:58 PM Page 40 6 Common Respiratory Infections BACTERIAL RHINOSINUSITIS I. II. 40 Description of the condition: A. Definition: Rhinosinusitis is the more correct term for sinusitis in children and adolescents because most sinus infections begin with or have a concomitant rhinitis. Rhinosinusitis denotes an array of acute and chronic neutrophilic and eosinophilic allergic and nonallergic inflammatory processes in the nasal and sinus mucosa.
Numbness) or any combination • At least one of: i. At least one symptom develops gradually over at least 5 minutes ii. Each symptom lasts 5–60 min • Headache meeting criteria for migraine without aura begins during aura or following aura within 60 minutes Adolescents with menstrual migraine experience migraine during at least twothirds of their menstrual cycles. The pain occurs between days Ϫ2 to ϩ3 of the cycle and may occur with or without exogenous hormonal cycle control. Prospective documentation of cycles and headache pattern is important when making this diagnosis.
Adolescent Medicine : A Handbook for Primary Care by Victor C. Strasburger