ITEMS IN AFP WITH KEYWORD:
Growth and Development
Abnormal pubertal timing can adversely affect a child’s physical and psychosocial well-being, and may be benign or a result of a pathologic etiology. A history, physical examination, and appropriate laboratory testing should be performed to help determine whether surveillance over time is appropriate, or whether a treatable underlying pathology may be present.
Failure to thrive is confirmed using valid growth measurements over time and often successfully treated in the outpatient setting with proper nutrition and family support.
Nov 15, 2015 Issue
Screening for Speech and Language Delay and Disorders in Children Five Years and Younger [Putting Prevention into Practice]
A two-year-old girl presents to your office for a routine well-child visit. She has had one ear infection in the past year but is otherwise healthy. Her mother has no specific concerns about her speech and language development. There is no family history of congenital disorders or developmental dela...
Aug 15, 2015 Issue
Screening for Speech and Language Delay and Disorders in Children Aged 5 Years or Younger: Recommendation Statement [U.S. Preventive Services Task Force]
The USPSTF concludes that the current evidence is insufficient to assess the balance of benefits and harms of screening for speech and language delay and disorders in children aged 5 years or younger.
Jul 1, 2015 Issue
Growth Hormone for Treatment of Idiopathic Short Stature in Children [FPIN's Help Desk Answers]
Most children with short or tall stature have a normal variant of growth. Height more than three standard deviations from the mean increases the chance of a pathologic cause. Learn the features of the varying causes of short and tall stature.
Jan 1, 2015 Issue
Zinc Supplementation in Children Six Months to 12 Years of Age [Cochrane for Clinicians]
Preventive zinc supplementation for children in low- and middle-income countries appears to reduce rates of diarrhea and may slightly reduce rates of growth failure.
According to the literature, 12 to 16 percent of children in the United States have at least one developmental delay, yet as many as one-half of affected children will not be identified by the time they enter kindergarten. If developmental delays are detected too late, opportunities for early interv...
The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) and the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) jointly created the updated version of the Dietary Guidelines for Americans, 2010. The updated guidelines are based on two main concepts: focusing on balancing caloric intake over time to reach and m...
Speech and language delay in children is associated with increased difficulty with reading, writing, attention, and socialization. Although physicians should be alert to parental concerns and to whether children are meeting expected developmental milestones, there currently is insufficient evidence ...