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Conduct Disorder: Recognition and Management - American Family Physician

Nov 15, 2018 - Conduct disorder is a psychiatric syndrome that most commonly occurs in childhood and adolescence. It is characterized by symptoms of aggression toward people or animals, destruction of property, deceitfulness or theft, and serious violations of rules. Risk factors include male sex, ...

American Family Physician : Article

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2018/1115/p584.html

Constipation in Your Child - American Family Physician

Jun 1, 2002 - ...information is always changing, and some information given here may be out of date. For regularly updated information on a variety of health topics, please visit familydoctor.org, the AAFP patient education website. Information from Your Family Doctor Constipation in Your Child...

American Family Physician : Patient Handout

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2002/0601/p2295.html

Coping with Congenital Heart Disease in Your Baby - American Family Physician

Apr 1, 1999 - ...information is always changing, and some information given here may be out of date. For regularly updated information on a variety of health topics, please visit familydoctor.org, the AAFP patient education website. Information from Your Family Doctor Coping with Congenital Heart...

American Family Physician : Patient Handout

https://www.aafp.org/afp/1999/0401/p1867.html

Counseling Helps Prevent Perinatal Depression in High-risk Women

The U.S. Preventive Services Task Force recommends clinicians provide or refer pregnant and postpartum women at increased risk for perinatal depression to counseling interventions.

AAFP News : Patient Care

https://www.aafp.org/news/health-of-the-public/20180831uspstfperidep.html

Counseling on Early Childhood Concerns: Sleep Issues, Thumb Sucking, Picky Eating, and ...

Jul 15, 2009 - Sleep issues, thumb sucking, coping with picky eating, and determining if a child is ready for school are common concerns of families with young children. Information and resources to help counsel on these topics include recommendations from the American Academy of Sleep Medicine, the ...

American Family Physician : Article

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2009/0715/p139.html

Counseling on Early Childhood Concerns: Sleep Issues, Thumb-Sucking, Picky Eating, ...

Date xx, xxxx Scientific

American Family Physician

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2015/0815/afp20150815p274.pdf

Counseling on Early Childhood Concerns: Sleep Issues, Thumb-Sucking, Picky Eating, ...

Aug 15, 2015 - Family physicians are often a source of information and advice on early childhood concerns regarding sleep, thumb-sucking/pacifier use, picky eating, school readiness, and oral health. Evidence indicates that family variables are important in the genesis of sleep difficulties, and that ...

American Family Physician : Article

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2015/0815/p274.html

Counseling Parents About Vaccine Safety - Editorials - American Family Physician

Dec 1, 2008 - ...vaccines could lead to higher cumulative mercury doses. Therefore, in 1999, the American Academy of Pediatrics and the U.S. Public Health Service recommended that childhood immunizations be manufactured without the preservative. The last thimerosal-containing childhood vaccines...

American Family Physician : Editorials

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2008/1201/p1248.html

Counseling Patients with Unintended Pregnancy

Curbside Consultation

American Family Physician

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2015/0415/afp20150415p574.pdf

COVID-19 Continues to Cause Some People to Put Off Care

Two family physicians offer advice about helping patients catch up on health care in response to two recent reports about delayed and missed care during the pandemic.

AAFP News : Patient Care

https://www.aafp.org/news/health-of-the-public/20211006delayedcare.html

Cross-Cultural Medicine - American Family Physician

Dec 1, 2005 - Cultural competency is an essential skill for family physicians because of increasing ethnic diversity among patient populations. Culture, the shared beliefs and attitudes of a group, shapes ideas of what constitutes illness and acceptable treatment. A cross-cultural interview should ...

American Family Physician : Article

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2005/1201/p2267.html

Croup

September 15, 2016: Clinical Evidence Handbook

American Family Physician

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2016/0915/afp20160915p476.pdf

Croup - Clinical Evidence Handbook - American Family Physician

Sep 15, 2016 - What are the effects of treatments (dexamethasone or humidification) in children with mild and moderate to severe croup?

American Family Physician : Clinical Evidence Handbook

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2016/0915/p476.html

Croup: What You Should Know - American Family Physician

May 1, 2018 - ...information is always changing, and some information given here may be out of date. For regularly updated information on a variety of health topics, please visit familydoctor.org, the AAFP patient education website. Information from Your Family Doctor Croup: What You Should Know...

American Family Physician : Patient Handout

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2018/0501/p575-s1.html

Current Strategies in the Diagnosis and Treatment of Childhood ...

Apr 15, 2009 - Symptoms of childhood attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder affect cognitive, academic, behavioral, emotional, social, and developmental functioning. Attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder is the most commonly diagnosed neurodevelopmental disorder in children and adolescents. An ...

American Family Physician : Article

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2009/0415/p657.html

Cuts, Scrapes, and Stitches - American Family Physician

Jun 1, 2004 - ...information is always changing, and some information given here may be out of date. For regularly updated information on a variety of health topics, please visit familydoctor.org, the AAFP patient education website. Information from Your Family Doctor Cuts, Scrapes, and Stitches...

American Family Physician : Patient Handout

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2004/0601/p2647.html

Dealing With Patients Who Don't Pay -- FPM

May 1, 2002 - Presents strategies that staff can use when dealing with patients who don't want to pay their copayments or other balances at the time of service.

Family Practice Management : Articles

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2002/0500/p19.html

December 15, 2000 - American Family Physician

...Sexual Orientation and Associated Health Care Risks Using Ultrasound to Clarify a Nondiagnostic V/Q Scan Amiodarone for Atrial Fibrillation Oral Famciclovir and Topical Steroids for Herpes Labialis Recurrence Following Loop Excision of CIN Valid Ultrasound...

American Family Physician

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2000/1215/

Depression in Children and Adolescents - American Family Physician

Nov 15, 2000 - Depression among children and adolescents is common but frequently unrecognized. It affects 2 percent of prepubertal children and 5 to 8 percent of adolescents. The clinical spectrum of the disease can range from simple sadness to a major depressive or bipolar disorder. Risk factors ...

American Family Physician : Article

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2000/1115/p2297.html

Depression in Children and Teens - American Family Physician

Nov 15, 2019 - ...information is always changing, and some information given here may be out of date. For regularly updated information on a variety of health topics, please visit familydoctor.org, the AAFP patient education website. Information from Your Family Doctor Depression in Children and...

American Family Physician : Patient Handout

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2019/1115/p609-s1.html

Depression in Children and Teens - American Family Physician

Jan 1, 2007 - ...information is always changing, and some information given here may be out of date. For regularly updated information on a variety of health topics, please visit familydoctor.org, the AAFP patient education website. Information from Your Family Doctor Depression in Children and...

American Family Physician : Patient Handout

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2007/0101/p83.html

Depression in Children and Teens - American Family Physician

Sep 15, 2002 - ...information is always changing, and some information given here may be out of date. For regularly updated information on a variety of health topics, please visit familydoctor.org, the AAFP patient education website. Information from Your Family Doctor Depression in Children and...

American Family Physician : Patient Handout

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2002/0915/p1048.html

Developmental Delay: When and How to Screen

July 1, 2017:Date xx, xxxx

American Family Physician

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2017/0701/afp20170701p36.pdf

Developmental Delay: When and How to Screen - American Family Physician

Jul 1, 2017 - An estimated 15% of children in the United States have at least one developmental delay, yet less than one-fifth of those children receive early intervention services before three years of age. Many barriers exist to implementing initial screening and referral, but screening tools can ...

American Family Physician : Article

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2017/0701/p36.html

Developmental Dysplasia of the Hip - American Family Physician

Oct 15, 2006 - Developmental dysplasia of the hip refers to a continuum of abnormalities in the immature hip that can range from subtle dysplasia to dislocation. The identification of risk factors, including breech presentation and family history, should heighten a physician's suspicion of ...

American Family Physician : Article

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2006/1015/p1310.html

Developmental Dysplasia of the Hip - American Family Physician

Dec 15, 2014 - ...information is always changing, and some information given here may be out of date. For regularly updated information on a variety of health topics, please visit familydoctor.org, the AAFP patient education website. Information from Your Family Doctor Developmental Dysplasia of the...

American Family Physician : Patient Handout

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2014/1215/p843-s1.html

Developmental Dysplasia of the Hip in Infants: A Clinical Report from the AAP on ...

July 15, 2017: Practice Guidelines

American Family Physician

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2017/0801/afp20170801p196.pdf

Developmental Dysplasia of the Hip in Infants: A Clinical Report from the AAP on ...

Aug 1, 2017 - Developmental dysplasia of the hip (DDH) can range from a mild abnormality to dislocation. In infants and young children, it is asymptomatic; therefore, screening is required to diagnose it in otherwise healthy children.

American Family Physician : Practice Guidelines

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2017/0801/p196.html

Diagnosis and Management of Acute Otitis Media

...children in the United States. As such, the diagnosis and management of AOM has a significant impact on the health of children, cost of providing care, and overall use of antibacterial agents. The illness also generates a significant social burden and indirect cost due to time...

Patient Care

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/patient_care/clinical_recommendations/final_aom.pdf

Diagnosis and Management of ADHD In Children

October 1, 2014 Scientific

American Family Physician

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2014/1001/afp20141001p456.pdf

Diagnosis and Management of ADHD in Children - American Family Physician

Oct 1, 2014 - Attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) is the most common behavioral disorder in children, and the prevalence is increasing. Physicians should evaluate for ADHD in children with behavioral concerns (e.g., inattention, hyperactivity, impulsivity, oppositionality) or poor ...

American Family Physician : Article

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2014/1001/p456.html

Diagnosis and Management of Hepatitis C

June 15, 2015 Scientific

American Family Physician

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2015/0615/afp20150615p835.pdf

Diagnosis and Management of Physical Abuse in Children

...many as 50% of abused chil- dren are abused multiple times.4 According to one study, almost 20% of child homicide victims had contact with a health care pro- fessional within one month of their death.1 Although the devastating and some- times deadly consequences of child abuse...

American Family Physician

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2013/1115/afp20131115p669.pdf

Diagnosis and Management of Physical Abuse in Children - American Family Physician

Nov 15, 2013 - Child abuse is the third leading cause of death in children between one and four years of age, and almost 20% of child homicide victims have contact with a health care professional within a month of their death. Therefore, family physicians are in an ideal position to detect and ...

American Family Physician : Article

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2013/1115/p669.html

Diagnosis and Treatment of the Acute Scrotum - American Family Physician

Feb 15, 1999 - Testicular torsion must be considered in any patient who complains of acute scrotal pain and swelling. Torsion of the testis is a surgical emergency because the likelihood of testicular salvage decreases as the duration of torsion increases. Conditions that may mimic testicular torsion,...

American Family Physician : Article

https://www.aafp.org/afp/1999/0215/p817.html

Diagnosis and Treatment of Urinary Tract Infections in Children

...Diagnosis and Treatment of Urinary Tract Infections in Children BRETT WHITE, MD, Oregon Health and Science University, Portland, Oregon G uidelines regarding the diag- nosis, treatment, and follow- up of urinary tract infections (UTIs) in children continue to evolve. Although...

American Family Physician

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2011/0215/afp20110215p409.pdf

Diagnosis and Treatment of Urinary Tract Infections in Children - American Family ...

Feb 15, 2011 - Acute urinary tract infections are relatively common in children, with 8 percent of girls and 2 percent of boys having at least one episode by seven years of age. The most common pathogen is Escherichia coli, accounting for approximately 85 percent of urinary tract infections in ...

American Family Physician : Article

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2011/0215/p409.html

Diary from a Week in Practice - Aug 1, 2000 - American Family Physician

Aug 1, 2000 - ...come for their physicals in the days and weeks before school starts up again. Today JRH, while getting a cup of coffee, eavesdropped on a child's eye examination. His nurse had switched the eye chart with letters to the one with symbols for this little four-year-old girl. JRH found...

American Family Physician : Diary from a Week in Practice

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2000/0801/p536.html

Diary from a Week in Practice - Aug 15, 2003 - American Family Physician

Aug 15, 2003 - ...explained the first grader's mother. But, after three or four hours it wears off, and he is even worse than before. TA had been this child's physician since he was a newborn. The parents had been reluctant to diagnose their son with attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder and had...

American Family Physician : Diary from a Week in Practice

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2003/0815/p645.html

Diary from a Week in Practice - Dec 15, 2001 - American Family Physician

Dec 15, 2001 - ...in the Family Practice Center. She and a second-year resident, SO, were discussing the work-up of an 82-year-old woman who was in excellent health aside from mild hypertension. SO replied, I order cholesterol levels on just about everybody. KS reminded him that a screening that is...

American Family Physician : Diary from a Week in Practice

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2001/1215/p1960.html

Diary from a Week in Practice - Dec 15, 2005 - American Family Physician

Dec 15, 2005 - ...modified his assignments, and he attended tutoring after school. After a lot of hard work, the results are finally materializing. The child's behavior is better, and his grades are terrific. Tuesday Doctor, that was the first time I had ever been on an airplane, the 78-year-old...

American Family Physician : Diary from a Week in Practice

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2005/1215/p2467.html

Diary from a Week in Practice - Diary from a Week in Practice - American Family Physician

Feb 15, 2002 - ...boy who has a lump in the left groin area, he stated. He went on to explain that the child's father had noticed the lump two days earlier while bathing his son. The student described in detail the child's unremarkable medical history, his family and social history, and his...

American Family Physician : Diary from a Week in Practice

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2002/0215/p591.html

Diary from a Week in Practice - Jul 01, 1999 - American Family Physician

Jul 1, 1999 - ...The child lies on his or her back and keeps the eyes closed. Two ophthalmic drops are placed into the inner canthus and then, with the child's eyes remaining closed, the drops are gently rubbed to disperse the medication throughout the eye. WLL came across a study in the August 1991...

American Family Physician : Diary from a Week in Practice

https://www.aafp.org/afp/1999/0701/p93.html

Diary from a Week in Practice - Jun 15, 2002 - American Family Physician

Jun 15, 2002 - ...examination room as he and KS discussed the treatment of acute otitis media. It is so much easier to see in an adult's ear compared with a child's ear. Now I really know what to look for. He was so excited that he found a fellow student to look in the patient's ear as well. As KS...

American Family Physician : Diary from a Week in Practice

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2002/0615/p2475.html

Diary from a Week in Practice - Jun 15, 2003 - American Family Physician

Jun 15, 2003 - ...studies have demonstrated fever is no more common after hepatitis B injections than after placebo. KG showed the findings to the child's parents and discussed the pros and cons of vaccination. Shortly thereafter, the child received both hepatitis A and B immunizations. I'll see you...

American Family Physician : Diary from a Week in Practice

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2003/0615/p2513.html

Diary from a Week in Practice - Oct 1, 1998 - American Family Physician

Oct 1, 1998 - ...and spreading over the child's chest, abdomen and upper arms. On examination, the child was gaining weight and appeared to be doing well. No abnormalities were apparent other than the skin changes. The lesions were treated with cryotherapy, and they healed quite well. Then, the...

American Family Physician : Diary from a Week in Practice

https://www.aafp.org/afp/1998/1001/p1108.html

Diary from a Week in Practice - Oct 15, 2000 - American Family Physician

Oct 15, 2000 - ...to become a physician was the desire to help people who are hurt or sick. Reflecting for a moment on the many demands of modern managed health care (e.g., will the patient's insurance cover this procedure or medication?), JTL found it refreshing to be reminded by these youngsters...

American Family Physician : Diary from a Week in Practice

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2000/1015/p1807.html

Diary from a Week in Practice - Oct 15, 2001 - American Family Physician

Oct 15, 2001 - ...faculty development program, each faculty member devotes four weeks to a mini residency in a field of their choosing. KS chose women's health and worked alongside the three family practice residents who were assigned to the gynecology rotation. This morning, KS saw a 63-year-old...

American Family Physician : Diary from a Week in Practice

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2001/1015/p1351.html

Diary from a Week in Practice - Oct 15, 2002 - American Family Physician

Oct 15, 2002 - ...congestion and cough that had lasted for three days. Aside from a red throat, PC noted the presence of darkened, velvety skin around the child's neck and elbows. canthosis nigricans is commonly seen in school-aged children in south Texas. This condition can be a marker for insulin...

American Family Physician : Diary from a Week in Practice

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2002/1015/p1426.html

Diary from a Week in Practice - Sep 15, 1999 - American Family Physician

Sep 15, 1999 - ...at both ends and tied with a colored thread. The kids say that bidis cost less than regular cigarettes and are chic and popular. Federal health officials and antismoking activists note that many youngsters do not realize that unfiltered bidis may be even more dangerous than regular...

American Family Physician : Diary from a Week in Practice

https://www.aafp.org/afp/1999/0915/p1127.html

Diet Tips for Children with High Blood Cholesterol - American Family Physician

Feb 1, 2000 - ...information is always changing, and some information given here may be out of date. For regularly updated information on a variety of health topics, please visit familydoctor.org, the AAFP patient education website. Information from Your Family Doctor Diet Tips for Children with...

American Family Physician : Patient Handout

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2000/0201/p685.html

Dietary Supplement Use in Children: Concerns of Efficacy and Safety - Editorials - ...

Mar 15, 2005 - ...National Institutes of Health Office of Dietary Supplements Free patient handouts available http://ods.od.nih.gov Natural Medicines Comprehensive Database Subscription service with evidence-based monographs http://www.naturaldatabase.com Natural...

American Family Physician : Editorials

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2005/0315/p1068.html

Disorders of Puberty: An Approach to Diagnosis and Management - American Family Physician

Nov 1, 2017 - Disorders of puberty can profoundly impact physical and psychosocial well-being. Precocious puberty is pubertal onset before eight years of age in girls and before nine years of age in boys. Patients with early isolated pubertal changes, prepubertal linear growth, and no worrisome ...

American Family Physician : Article

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2017/1101/p590.html

Do I Get to Decide Who Should Have a Baby? - Curbside Consultation - American Family ...

Mar 1, 2003 - In this case scenario, the patient believes that having her boyfriend's child will solve her problems, and she wants to continue the ovulation induction therapy. The physician should consider the effects on the unborn child's future, as well as the future of the mother and, therefore, ...

American Family Physician : Curbside Consultation

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2003/0301/p1139.html

Does Delaying Complementary Foods Protect Children Against Allergic and Atopic ...

Dec 15, 2013 - Breastfeeding duration, rather than exclusivity, may be the most important factor in prevention of atopic diseases. Earlier introduction of foods commonly associated with allergies may help prevent allergic and atopic diseases, but these data are inconclusive.

American Family Physician : AFP Journal Club

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2013/1215/p818.html

Does Screening for Tuberculosis in Children Decrease Morbidity or Mortality? - FPIN's ...

Mar 15, 2004 - Routine screening of low-risk children for tuberculosis infection before entering kindergarten is not necessary.

American Family Physician : FPIN's Clinical Inquiries

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2004/0315/p1479.html

Double-Ligature: A Treatment for Pedunculated Umbilical Granulomas in Children -- ...

...involves placing a deeper and more precise ligature at the base of the lesion (Figure 3). Before positioning this final ligature, ask the child’s mother or father to hold up the first ligature; this gives them a feeling of active participation in the thera- peutic process and...

American Family Physician

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2002/0515/afp20020515p2067.pdf

Driving Skills in Older Adults - American Family Physician

Jan 1, 2000 - ...information is always changing, and some information given here may be out of date. For regularly updated information on a variety of health topics, please visit familydoctor.org, the AAFP patient education website. Information from Your Family Doctor Driving Skills in Older Adults...

American Family Physician : Patient Handout

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2000/0101/p148.html

Ear Infections in Children: What You Should Know - American Family Physician

Dec 1, 2007 - ...information is always changing, and some information given here may be out of date. For regularly updated information on a variety of health topics, please visit familydoctor.org, the AAFP patient education website. Information from Your Family Doctor Ear Infections in Children:...

American Family Physician : Patient Handout

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2007/1201/p1659.html

Earaches in Children - American Family Physician

Feb 15, 2001 - ...information is always changing, and some information given here may be out of date. For regularly updated information on a variety of health topics, please visit familydoctor.org, the AAFP patient education website. Patient Information Collections Information from Your Family...

American Family Physician : Patient Handout

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2001/0215/p771.html

Early Childhood Issues: Nighttime Waking, Thumb Sucking, Picky Eating, and School ...

Jul 15, 2009 - ...information is always changing, and some information given here may be out of date. For regularly updated information on a variety of health topics, please visit familydoctor.org, the AAFP patient education website. Information from Your Family Doctor Early Childhood Issues:...

American Family Physician : Patient Handout

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2009/0715/p139-s1.html

Early Interventions May Prevent Adolescent, Adult Obesity - Letters to the Editor - ...

Jul 1, 2009 - ...guideline that children younger than two years should not view any television.3 In the 2007 review, television viewing and a television in a child's room were associated with childhood obesity and overweight, respectively, among children one to five years of age.2 Interventions...

American Family Physician : Letter

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2009/0701/p16.html

EBM Toolkit

Get information about developing evidence-based articles, including an EBM glossary, AFP's rating system, and links to additional resources.

American Family Physician : American Family Physician

https://www.aafp.org/journals/afp/authors/ebm-toolkit.html

Electronic Access to Adolescents' Health Records: Legal, Policy, and Practice ...

Apr 1, 2015 - Letting minors view their health records online means finding a compromise between patient privacy and parental rights.

Family Practice Management : Articles

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2015/0300/p11.html

Emotional Intelligence: Five Ways to Have Better Interactions and Improve Your Work Life

...for the Academic Affairs department of Advocate Aurora Health in Milwaukee. She speaks and writes about physician wellness and is the author of Well to Do: A Guide to Take Charge, Set Goals, and Improve Your Health. Author disclosure: no relevant financial affiliations disclosed....

Family Practice Management

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2020/0900/fpm20200900p9.pdf

Emotional Intelligence: Five Ways to Have Better Interactions and Improve Your Work ...

Oct 1, 2020 - These simple tools can help you respond effectively when you feel emotionally hijacked by difficult people or circumstances.

Family Practice Management : Articles

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2020/0900/p9.html

Encouraging Children’s Literacy in Your Practice -- FPM

Jun 1, 2016 - Providing free books to your youngest patients can improve literacy and patient satisfaction.

Family Practice Management : Articles

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2016/0500/p20.html

Enuresis in Children: A Case Based Approach - American Family Physician

Oct 15, 2014 - Enuresis is defined as intermittent urinary incontinence during sleep in a child at least five years of age. Approximately 5% to 10% of all seven-year-olds have enuresis, and an estimated 5 to 7 million children in the United States have enuresis. The pathophysiology of primary ...

American Family Physician : Article

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2014/1015/p560.html

Enuresis in Children: A Case-Based Approach

Date xx, xxxx Scientific

American Family Physician

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2014/1015/afp20141015p560.pdf

Environmental Control of Allergic Diseases - American Family Physician

Aug 1, 2002 - Allergic disease affects millions of persons in the United States. Environmental control measures are essential for persons who are sensitive to dust mite and cat allergens and may be important in persons who are sensitive to cockroaches and fungus. The bedroom is the most important ...

American Family Physician : Article

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2002/0801/p421.html

Erectile Dysfunction - American Family Physician

Jan 1, 2000 - ...information is always changing, and some information given here may be out of date. For regularly updated information on a variety of health topics, please visit familydoctor.org, the AAFP patient education website. Information from Your Family Doctor Erectile Dysfunction Am Fam...

American Family Physician : Patient Handout

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2000/0101/p109.html

Esophageal Atresia and Tracheoesophageal Fistula - American Family Physician

Feb 15, 1999 - ...information is always changing, and some information given here may be out of date. For regularly updated information on a variety of health topics, please visit familydoctor.org, the AAFP patient education website. Information from Your Family Doctor Esophageal Atresia and...

American Family Physician : Patient Handout

https://www.aafp.org/afp/1999/0215/p919.html

Evaluating Obesity and Cardiovascular Risk Factors in Children and Adolescents - ...

Nov 1, 2008 - Obesity continues to be a growing public health problem. According to the 2003-2004 National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey, 17 percent of persons two to 19 years of age are overweight. The number of obese children and adolescents has tripled in the past 20 years. Obesity in ...

American Family Physician : Article

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2008/1101/p1052.html

Evaluating Proteinuria in Children - American Family Physician

Oct 1, 1998 - Proteinuria is a common laboratory finding in children. It can be identified as either a transient or a persistent finding and can represent a benign condition or a serious disease. A rapid but qualitative assessment of proteinuria can be made using dipstick or sulfosalicylic acid ...

American Family Physician : Article

https://www.aafp.org/afp/1998/1001/p1145.html

Evaluating the Child for Sexual Abuse - American Family Physician

Mar 1, 2001 - Child victims of sexual abuse may present with physical findings that can include anogenital problems, enuresis or encopresis. Behavioral changes may involve sexual acting out, aggression, depression, eating disturbances and regression. Because the examination findings of most child ...

American Family Physician : Article

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2001/0301/p883.html

Evaluating the Child for Sexual Abuse - American Family Physician

...the examination find- ings of most child victims of sexual abuse are within normal limits or are nonspecific, the child’s statements are extremely important. The child’s history as obtained by the physician may be admitted as evidence in court trials; therefore, complete...

American Family Physician

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2001/0301/afp20010301p883.pdf

Evaluation and Management of Apparent Life-Threatening Events in Children - American ...

Jun 15, 2005 - Apparent life-threatening event syndrome predominantly affects children younger than one year. This syndrome is characterized by a frightening constellation of symptoms in which the child exhibits some combination of apnea, change in color, change in muscle tone, coughing, or gagging. ...

American Family Physician : Article

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2005/0615/p2301.html

Evaluation and Management of Apparent Life-Threatening Events in Children - American ...

...ing, became limp, or turned blue, but then quickly recovered. In 1986, participants in the National Institutes of Health Con- sensus Development Conference on Infan- tile Apnea and Home Monitoring defined this event as an apparent life-threatening event (ALTE).1 The underlying...

American Family Physician

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2005/0615/afp20050615p2301.pdf

Evaluation and Management of Heart Murmurs in Children

...in an age-appropriate fashion. Parents of infants should be asked about their child’s ability to play and the duration and vigor of feeding; parents of older children should compare their child’s ability to participate in team sports with that of peers.4 Chest pain is rarely a...

American Family Physician

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2011/1001/afp20111001p793.pdf

Evaluation and Management of Heart Murmurs in Children - American Family Physician

Oct 1, 2011 - Heart murmurs are common in healthy infants, children, and adolescents. Although most are not pathologic, a murmur may be the sole manifestation of serious heart disease. Historical elements that suggest pathology include family history of sudden cardiac death or congenital heart ...

American Family Physician : Article

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2011/1001/p793.html

Evaluation and Management of Infants and Young Children with Fever - American Family ...

Oct 1, 2001 - A practice guideline for the management of febrile infants and children younger than three years of age sparked controversy when it was published in 1993. Surveys indicate that many office-based physicians do not agree with recommendations for venipuncture and bladder catheterization in...

American Family Physician : Article

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2001/1001/p1219.html

Evaluation and Management of Infants and Young Children with Fever -- American Family ...

...This article is one in a series coor- dinated by the Depart- ment of Family Medi- cine at the Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences F. Edward Hébert School of Medicine, Bethesda, Md. Guest editors of the series are Francis G. O’Connor, LTC, MC, USA, and Jeannette E....

American Family Physician

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2001/1001/afp20011001p1219.pdf

Evaluation and Management of the Child with Speech Delay - American Family Physician

Jun 1, 1999 - A delay in speech development may be a symptom of many disorders, including mental retardation, hearing loss, an expressive language disorder, psychosocial deprivation, autism, elective mutism, receptive aphasia and cerebral palsy. Speech delay may be secondary to maturation delay or ...

American Family Physician : Article

https://www.aafp.org/afp/1999/0601/p3121.html

Evaluation and Management of Toe Fractures - American Family Physician

Dec 15, 2003 - Fractures of the toe are one of the most common lower extremity fractures diagnosed by family physicians. Toe fractures most frequently are caused by a crushing injury or axial force such as stubbing a toe. Joint hyperextension and stress fractures are less common. Most patients have ...

American Family Physician : Article

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2003/1215/p2413.html

Evaluation and Management of Toe Fractures - American Family Physician

...Patients also may require referral because of delayed com- plications such as osteomyelitis from open fractures, persistent pain after healing, and malunion. FRACTURES OF THE FIRST TOE Because of the first toe’s role in weight bear- ing, balance, and pedal motion, fractures of...

American Family Physician

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2003/1215/afp20031215p2413.pdf

Evaluation and Treatment of ADHD - American Family Physician

Sep 1, 2001 - Symptoms of attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) are present in as many as 9 percent of school-age children. ADHD-specific questionnaires can help determine whether children meet diagnostic criteria for the disorder. The recommended evaluation also includes documenting the ...

American Family Physician : Article

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2001/0901/p817.html

Evaluation and Treatment of ADHD -- American Family Physician

...of the child’s developmental and family history, confirmation of normal hearing and vision in the child, and an assessment of family stressors and coping style (Table 2).2,11 A detailed evaluation can be a challenge for the family physician who first learns of a child’s...

American Family Physician

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2001/0901/afp20010901p817.pdf

Evaluation and Treatment of Childhood Obesity - American Family Physician

Feb 15, 1999 - The prevalence of childhood obesity in the United States has risen dramatically in the past several decades. Although 25 to 30 percent of children are affected, this condition is underdiagnosed and undertreated. Hormonal and genetic factors are rarely the cause of childhood obesity; ...

American Family Physician : Article

https://www.aafp.org/afp/1999/0215/p861.html

Evaluation and Treatment of Constipation in Children and Adolescents

...for 3% of all primary care visits for children and 10% to 25% of pediatric gastroenterology visits.2 Children with constipation cost the health care sys- tem three times as much as children with- out constipation,3 and the negative effect on quality of life often persists into...

American Family Physician

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2014/0715/afp20140715p82.pdf

Evaluation and Treatment of Constipation in Children and Adolescents - American Family ...

Jul 15, 2014 - Childhood constipation is common and almost always functional without an organic etiology. Stool retention can lead to fecal incontinence in some patients. Often, a medical history and physical examination are sufficient to diagnose functional constipation. Further evaluation for ...

American Family Physician : Article

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2014/0715/p82.html

Evaluation and Treatment of Constipation in Infants and Children - American Family ...

Feb 1, 2006 - Constipation in children usually is functional and the result of stool retention. However, family physicians must be alert for red flags that may indicate the presence of an uncommon but serious organic cause of constipation, such as Hirschsprung's disease (congenital aganglionic ...

American Family Physician : Article

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2006/0201/p469.html

Evaluation and Treatment of Enuresis - American Family Physician

Aug 15, 2008 - Enuresis is defined as repeated, spontaneous voiding of urine during sleep in a child five years or older. It affects 5 to 7 million children in the United States. Primary nocturnal enuresis is caused by a disparity between bladder capacity and nocturnal urine production and failure of ...

American Family Physician : Article

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2008/0815/p489.html

Evaluation of Anemia in Children - American Family Physician

Jun 15, 2010 - Anemia is defined as a hemoglobin level of less than the 5th percentile for age. Causes vary by age. Most children with anemia are asymptomatic, and the condition is detected on screening laboratory evaluation. Screening is recommended only for high-risk children. Anemia is classified ...

American Family Physician : Article

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2010/0615/p1462.html

Evaluation of Apparent Life-threatening Events in Infants - FPIN's Clinical Inquiries -...

Jul 1, 2007 - A comprehensive, detailed history and physical examination with pulse oximetry and nondilated funduscopy (to look for traumatic retinal hemorrhage) helps to determine the underlying etiology of an ALTE in 70 percent of infants.

American Family Physician : FPIN's Clinical Inquiries

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2007/0701/p124.html

Evaluation of Back Pain in Children and Adolescents - American Family Physician

Dec 1, 2007 - Back pain is fairly prevalent in healthy children and adolescents. When children or adolescents seek medical care for back pain, it is highly likely that underlying pathology will be identified. Common causes of back pain include nonspecific pain or muscle strain, herniated disk, ...

American Family Physician : Article

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2007/1201/p1669.html

Evaluation of Clumsiness in Children -- American Family Physician

...diagnosis of clumsiness in chil- dren is often missed because parents may not recognize their child’s uncoordination as a sig- nificant medical problem. When parents men- tion their child’s awkwardness to a physician, their concerns may be dismissed; physicians commonly reassure...

American Family Physician

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2002/1015/afp20021015p1435.pdf

Evaluation of Constipation - American Family Physician

Jun 1, 2002 - Constipation is the reason for 2.5 million physician visits per year in the United States, with more than one half of these visits to primary care physicians. Patients and physicians frequently define constipation differently. To determine the underlying cause of constipation, it is ...

American Family Physician : Article

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2002/0601/p2283.html

Evaluation of Constipation -- American Family Physician

...define constipation differently. To determine the underlying cause of consti- pation, it is important to evaluate the patient’s general health, psychosocial status, med- ical illnesses, dietary fiber intake, and use of constipating medications. The differential diagnosis of...

American Family Physician

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2002/0601/afp20020601p2283.pdf

Evaluation of Physical Abuse in Children - American Family Physician

May 15, 2000 - Family physicians who are involved in the care of children are likely to encounter child abuse and should be able to recognize its common presentations. A history that is inconsistent with the patient's injuries is the hallmark of physical abuse. A pattern of physical findings, ...

American Family Physician : Article

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2000/0515/p3057.html

Evaluation of Primary Immunodeficiency Disease in Children

...children tend to outgrow their infections, with fewer infections as they get older. An immunodeficiency should be con- sidered if a child’s infections increase in frequency or become more severe as he or she gets older.3 Recurrent, serious infections with common pathogens may be...

American Family Physician

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2013/0601/afp20130601p773.pdf

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