ITEMS IN AFP WITH KEYWORD:

Gastroenteritis, Nausea, and Vomiting

Jul 1, 2007 Issue
Evaluation of Nausea and Vomiting [Article]

A comprehensive history and physical examination can often reveal the cause of nausea and vomiting, making further evaluation unnecessary. Acute symptoms generally are the result of infectious, inflammatory, or iatrogenic causes. Most infections are self-limiting and require minimal intervention; ia...


Sep 15, 2006 Issue
Rotavirus Vaccine, Live, Oral, Pentavalent (Rotateq) for Prevention of Rotavirus Gastroenteritis [STEPS]

Although costly, rotavirus pentavalent vaccine has been shown to be safe, with no increased risk of intussusception. It also has shown to reduce the need for hospitalization and emergency department visits connected with rotavirus gastroenteritis, decrease office visits associated with rotavirus, and reduce lost work days for parents or guardians.


Nov 15, 2004 Issue
Norovirus Gastroenteritis Outbreak at a Swimming Club [Practice Guidelines]


Sep 1, 2004 Issue
CDC Issues Recommendations for Diagnosing, Managing, and Reporting Foodborne Illnesses [Practice Guidelines]

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has issued new recommendations for diagnosing, managing, and reporting foodborne illnesses, in collaboration with the American Medical Association (AMA), American Nurses Association-American Nurse Foundation (ANA-ANF), the U.S. Food and Drug Admin...


Mar 1, 2004 Issue
Practical Selection of Antiemetics [Article]

An understanding of the pathophysiology of nausea and the mechanisms of antiemetics can help family physicians improve the cost-effectiveness and efficacy of therapy. Nausea and vomiting are mediated primarily by visceral stimulation through dopamine and serotonin, by vestibular and central nervous ...


Dec 01, 1999 Issue
Management of Acute Gastroenteritis in Children [Article]

Acute gastroenteritis is a common and costly clinical problem in children. It is a largely self-limited disease with many etiologies. The evaluation of the child with acute gastroenteritis requires a careful history and a complete physical examination to uncover other illnesses with similar presenta...


Nov 15, 1998 Issue
Gastroenteritis in Children: Principles of Diagnosis and Treatment [Article]

Gastroenteritis in children is a common reason for visits to family physicians. Most cases of gastroenteritis have a viral etiology and are self-limited. However, more severe or prolonged cases of gastroenteritis can result in dehydration with significant morbidity and mortality. This is often the s...


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