By Victor C. Strasburger
Designed for speedy reference in a hectic place of work, this guide is a concise, functional advisor to daily scientific difficulties in adolescent medication. This ready-reference guide is written by way of famous specialists to supply instant, authoritative solutions to questions about universal scientific and behavioral difficulties in kids. a variety of tables, bulleted lists, and charts aid practitioners locate details 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 children. different key issues addressed contain activities drugs, substance abuse, and adolescent violence and suicide.
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Stimulants), or illicit substances • Cerebrovascular accident, aneurysm, or other vascular insult • Intracranial or subarachnoid hemorrhage • Hypertension • Dental pathology. Most of these conditions can be ruled out with a careful history and physical examination. More extensive discussion of the approach to the patient with severe acute headache may be found in the emergency medicine and neurology literature. 2. Chronic progressive headache: This is the most likely headache pattern to be associated with severe pathology, such as a brain tumor, abscess, or other intracranial mass lesion.
With the change in body mass and surface area, there is increased opportunity for underdosing of AEDs. Therefore it is necessary to monitor treatment more frequently via clinical reassessments and via plasma levels of the drugs. With the progression of pubertal processes, types of seizures can change and syndromes can vary in their impact or occurrence. • Compliance: Adolescents are notorious for supposed noncompliance with treatment regimens for chronic illnesses, but in reality they are no less compliant than are adults.
B. Ancillary measures: The American Academy of Pediatrics, in a statement published in 2001 on the treatment of acute bacterial sinusitis, states that there are no data to suggest that antihistamine-decongestants, steroid nasal sprays, or over-the-counter nasal sprays have a place in the treatment of acute bacterial sinusitis. C. Indications for referral and admission: Complications of sinus disease can cause substantial morbidity and, occasionally, mortality. The most common complication of sinusitis is preseptal cellulitis or, more properly, inflammatory edema.