AMIMI S. OSAYANDE, SUARNA MEHULIC
Findings from the history and physical examination typically reveal the cause of dysmenorrhea. Abnormal uterine bleeding, dyspareunia, noncyclic pain, changes in intensity and duration of pain, or abnormal pelvic examination findings suggest secondary dysmenorrhea and require...
JEREMY D. MEIER, JOHANNES FREDRIK GRIMMER
Neck masses in children usually fall into one of three categories: developmental, inflammatory/reactive, or neoplastic. Workup for a neck mass may include a complete blood count; purified protein derivative test for tuberculosis; and measurement of titers for Epstein-Barr...
JEREMY D. JOHNSON, WESLEY M. THEURER
A stepwise approach can be used to interpret test results, as well as to help guide further testing and formulate a differential diagnosis. Initial testing can be performed in the office or a pulmonary function laboratory. If the patient's initial test results indicate a...
KEVIN A. CARTER, NATHANAEL E. HATHAWAY, CHRISTINE F. LETTIERI
Up to 50% of children experience sleep problems, and differentiating normal changes in sleep patterns from sleep disorders is important to avoid negative impacts, such as irritability and academic and behavioral problems. Common sleep disorders in children include obstructive...
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JAY SIWEK, KENNETH W. LIN
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DEAN A. SEEHUSEN, MEGHAN RALEIGH
Antenatal digital perineal massage in the final month of pregnancy is safe and well tolerated. Women who have not had a previous vaginal delivery and perform digital perineal massage in the final month of pregnancy experience less perineal birth trauma, mostly through fewer...
Do early developmental intervention programs improve neurodevelopmental outcomes in preterm infants?
NANCY F. CRUM-CIANFLONE
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MARK H. EBELL
In a study of health professionals, nut consumption was associated with reduced all-cause mortality. This was primarily because of a reduction in heart disease associated with any nut consumption and a reduction in cancer associated with tree nut consumption.
This review of commonly used weight-loss medications, including orlistat (Xenical), lorcaserin (Belviq), phentermine/topiramate (Qsymia), bupropion (Wellbutrin), metformin (Glucophage), and zonisamide (Zonegran), reported an average weight loss for participants of 2.5 to 8.0...
This intervention, which included primiparous women with and without urinary incontinence at six weeks post-partum, demonstrated that intensive supervised pelvic floor muscle training did not reduce the prevalence of urinary incontinence at six months. These results are...
Although there are guidelines for management of single chronic illnesses, the evidence base for management of multiple comorbidities is lacking. The American Geriatrics Society described a clinical approach to managing patients with multiple comorbidities in 2012.
The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) has published a guideline on the management of gastroesophageal reflux (GER) in children based on recommendations from the North American and European Societies for Pediatric Gastroenterology, Hepatology, and Nutrition. It is important...
MIGNON BENJAMIN, PAUL FROOM
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