Adolescent Care

Jan 1, 2020 Issue
Adolescent Idiopathic Scoliosis: Common Questions and Answers [Article]

Although most patients with adolescent idiopathic scoliosis are asymptomatic, some develop physical discomfort and respiratory compromise. Get the latest evidence on screening methods and treatments, learn when to order radiography, and find out which patients should be referred for further evaluation or consideration of surgery.

Nov 15, 2019 Issue
Specific Learning Disabilities: The Family Physician's Role [Article]

Academic underachievement, such as failing a class and the threat of grade retention, is common in school-aged children. Family physicians can support children and families by understanding the connection between risk factors, medical and educational evaluations, and educational resources.

Jun 1, 2019 Issue
Adolescent Substance Use and Misuse: Recognition and Management [Article]

The types of substances being used by adolescents have changed, with a decrease in alcohol and increase in marijuana and opiod use. Primary care physicians can help adolescents who use illicit substances by applying several available screening tools. A split-visit model encourages confidentiality between the adolescent and the physician while still involving parents in the clinical visit. Evidence-based treatments include interventions and medication-assisted treatment. Motivational interviewing is useful in addressing substance use in this group of patients.

Oct 1, 2018 Issue
Depression in Adolescents: AAP Updates Guidelines on Diagnosis and Treatment [Practice Guidelines]

These updated recommendations from the American Academy of Pediatrics aim to address the identification and diagnosis of all forms of depression in adolescents, defined in this guideline as those 10 to 21 years of age.

Apr 15, 2018 Issue
Screening and Management of High BP in Children and Adolescents: An Updated Guideline from the AAP [Practice Guidelines]

The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) previously published guidance on screening for and managing high blood pressure (BP) in children and adolescents in 2004. An updated guideline was released by the AAP to address increased interest in childhood hypertension (HTN) and an updated search of the literature on the topic.

Jul 1, 2017 Issue
Use of Media by School-Aged Children and Adolescents: A Policy Statement from the AAP [Practice Guidelines]

Children and adolescents are exposed to a variety of broadcast (e.g., television, movies) and interactive (e.g., social media, video games) media. The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) has released a policy statement on the use of media in children and adolescents five to 18 years of age.

Feb 1, 2017 Issue
Brief Interventions for Weight Management in Kids Are Not Effective [POEMs]

Calculating the BMI of children and adolescents in primary care practices and counseling those who are overweight is ineffective to reduce BMI in children over several years of follow-up.

Sep 1, 2016 Issue
CBT Effective in Adolescents with Depression Who Do Not Want Medication [POEMs]

In adolescents who eschew drug treatment of major depression, short-term CBT is more effective than treatment as usual in inducing recovery, with a number needed to treat of 4 to 10. CBT also produced faster results.

Jul 1, 2015 Issue
Growth Hormone for Treatment of Idiopathic Short Stature in Children [FPIN's Help Desk Answers]

May 1, 2015 Issue
AAP Releases Policy Statement on Screening for Nonviral Sexually Transmitted Infections in Adolescents and Young Adults [Practice Guidelines]

This policy statement from the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) provides recommendations on routine screening for nonviral STIs in adolescents and young adults (25 years and younger).

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