Office Visits

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Redefining Appropriate Use of Antibiotics - Editorials

Newsletter - AAFP News: AFP Edition

Patterns of Visits to Physicians' Offices, 1980 to 2003 - Graham Center Policy One-Pagers

Number of Persons Who Consulted a Physician, 1997 and 2002 - Graham Center Policy One-Pagers

Planned Visits to Help Patients Self-manage Chronic Conditions - Editorials

The Diminishing Role of FPs in Caring for Children - Graham Center Policy One-Pagers

Tuning Up Your Patient Schedule - Feature

What Should You Do When Your Patient Brings a List? - Feature

A Multiple-Service Rule for E/M Services - Opinion

Office Care of the Premature Infant: Part II. Common Medical and Surgical Problems - Article

ABSTRACT: Medical problems associated with prematurity are frequently complex, and a multidisciplinary approach is often required. Some common problems include the following: (1) anemia, which can be reduced by iron supplementation, (2) cerebral palsy or mental retardation as a result of intraventricular hemorrhage or periventricular leukomalacia, (3) respiratory problems, including bronchopulmonary dysplasia and apnea, (4) visual problems, such as those associated with retinopathy of prematurity, (5) gastroesophageal reflux and (6) surgical problems, including inguinal or umbilical hernia and cryptorchidism. Monitoring of growth and development includes recording the infant's head circumference, weight and length on a growth chart for premature infants. Nutritional status should be assessed at each visit, watching for hyperosmolar problems in infants receiving high-calorie formulas. Consultation with other specialists may be required if abnormalities are identified during follow-up care in the office.

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