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afp20051215p2491.pdf

...An Approach to the Postpartum Office Visit CAROL E. BLENNING, M.D., and HEATHER PALADINE, M.D. Oregon Health and Science University School of Medicine, Portland, Oregon T he postpartum period is an excit-ing, dynamic time in a woman’s life, and the family physician plays an...

American Family Physician

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2005/1215/afp20051215p2491.pdf

afp20081101p1052.pdf

...six- to 17-year- olds have increased threefold over the past 20 years, reaching $127 million per year.2 Data from the 2003-2004 national Health and nutrition examination survey (nHanes) indicated that 17.1 percent of persons two to 19 years of age are overweight,3 up from 12 percent...

American Family Physician

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afp20120101p25.pdf

...or an absorptive occlusive dressing to help reduce pain, promote healing, and prevent wound desiccation. Topical silver sulfadiazine is the stan- dard treatment; however, newer occlusive dressings can provide faster healing and are often more cost-effective. Physicians must...

American Family Physician

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2012/0101/afp20120101p25.pdf

afp20060901p793.pdf

...GARDINER, M.D., Osher Institute, Harvard Medical School, Boston, Massachusetts LANA DVORKIN, PHARM.D., Massachusetts College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences, Boston, Massachusetts P hysicians and their colleagues have considerable difficulty in under- standing and managing poor...

American Family Physician

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2006/0901/afp20060901p793.pdf

Community-Acquired Pneumonia in Infants and Children - American Family Physician

...on the patient’s history and physical examination, supplemented by judicious use of chest radio- graphs and laboratory tests as needed. The child’s age is important in making the diagnosis. Pneumonia in neonates younger than three weeks of age most often is caused by an infec- tion...

American Family Physician

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2004/0901/afp20040901p899.pdf

Protecting American Families from Injury - Editorials - American Family Physician

May 15, 2004 - ...anniversary. The vision of the Injury Center, which was founded in 1992 in response to an Institute of Medicine report, is to apply public health methods toward prevention and control of injuries. The anniversary provides an opportunity to review some of the accomplishments in this...

American Family Physician : Editorials

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2004/0515/p2313.html

AAFP, Other Organizations Support

...Policy and Health Issues in the News March 1, 2011 ◆ Volume 83, Number 5 www.aafp.org/afp American Family Physician 511 AAFP, Other Organizations Support Medical Liability Reform Legislation The American Academy of Family Physicians (AAFP) and a number of other health care...

American Family Physician

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2011/0301/afp20110301p511.pdf

Treatment of Childhood and Adolescent Depression

...the prevalence of adolescent depression is high, it is significantly underdiagnosed and under- treated.7 Because of the lack of mental health care professionals, family physicians are often responsible for detecting and treating child- hood and adolescent depression.8-10 Risk...

American Family Physician

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2012/0901/afp20120901p442.pdf

Diagnosis and Management of ADHD In Children

October 1, 2014 Scientific

American Family Physician

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

afp20200915p355.pdf

...Matthew C. Pflipsen, MD, Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences, Bethesda, Maryland Karla M. Vega Colon, MD, Madigan Army Medical Center Family Medicine Residency Program, Tacoma, Washington Additional content at https:// www.aafp.org/afp/2020/0915/ p355.html....

American Family Physician

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2020/0915/afp20200915p355.pdf

1049.pdf

...patients with excessive worry over- value, but also fear, their propensity to worry, often with concern that so much worry will harm their health. Although they intentionally indulge in worry at times, their distress about worrying prompts repetitive, unsuccessful efforts to control...

American Family Physician

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2006/0315/afp20060315p1049.pdf

NEWS NOW

...AFP Edition Policy and Health Issues in the News June 1, 2011 ◆ Volume 83, Number 11 www.aafp.org/afp American Family Physician 1259 CMS Paid Out Almost $400 Million in PQRS and e-Rx Incentives in 2009 The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) released 2009 data on...

American Family Physician

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2011/0601/afp20110601p1259.pdf

Gastroenteritis in Children: Part II. Prevention and Management

...drink adequate fluids. Many stud- ies have shown that a child’s regular diet reduces the duration of diarrhea.1,2 The BRAT diet (bananas, rice, applesauce, and toast) is too restrictive, unless the foods are part of the child’s regular diet, and is not recommended by the American...

American Family Physician

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2012/0601/afp20120601p1066.pdf

afp20060815p619.pdf

...abnormalities in children with rickets, but it should not be undertaken until the biochemical derangements have resolved so that optimal healing occurs at the surgical site. C 31 Vitamin D-deficiency rickets can be treated initially with high-dose vitamin D and calcium and...

American Family Physician

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2006/0815/afp20060815p619.pdf

Vaccine Adverse Events: Separating Myth from Reality -- American Family Physician

...sur- veillance system for clinical events that occur after immunization. VAERS reports are sub- mitted by manufacturers, health care profes- sionals, state health coordinators, and parents of vaccinated children.4 VAERS reports may be incomplete or inconsistent, and a reported...

American Family Physician

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2002/1201/afp20021201p2113.pdf

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

Bullying in Adolescents: A Challenge in Primary Care

...of primary care physicians should undergo psychosocial screening as part of routine wellness visits and when seeking care for mental health or somatic problems, or behavioral concerns.1 Physicians should be alert to any indications of bullying and identify rel- evant sequelae in a...

American Family Physician

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2013/0715/afp20130715p87.pdf

afp20200701p19.pdf

...back pain is controversial. However, the American Acad- emy of Pediatrics recommends that backpacks not exceed 10% to 20% of the child’s weight.3,21 Most cases of lumbar strain or nonspecific back pain respond to conservative management, including activities as tolerated, postural...

American Family Physician

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2020/0701/afp20200701p19.pdf

Conduct Disorder: Diagnosis and Treatment in Primary Care -- American Family Physician

...icians to refer patients to appropriate subspe- cialists. Third, conduct disorder increases the risk of several public health problems, includ- ing violence, weapon use, teenage pregnancy, substance abuse and dropping out of school.3-5 Thus, it is important to identify conduct...

American Family Physician

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2001/0415/afp20010415p1579.pdf

Environmental Control of Allergic Diseases -- American Family Physician

...Environmental Control of Allergic Diseases JEFFREY A. GERMAN, M.D., and MICHAEL B. HARPER, M.D. Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center, Shreveport, Louisiana COVER ARTICLE O A patient informa- tion handout on envi- ronmental control of allergies, written by the...

American Family Physician

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2002/0801/afp20020801p421.pdf

AAFP News: AFP Edition

...AAFP News: AFP Edition Policy and Health Issues in the News CMS Updates Schedule for Reviewing, Disputing Open Payments Data Physicians who want to review data on payments they received from drug manufacturers before that informa- tion is made public must register soon with the...

American Family Physician

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2014/0815/afp20140815p210.pdf

AFP Over 20 Years - Inside AFP - American Family Physician

Dec 15, 2004 - ...an appreciation for the humanity of healing as a profession. One of my high-school writing projects included exploration of my brother’s anatomy class cadaver, and that’s when I first chanced to write about medicine. So influenced as a child it’s little wonder my path led to the...

American Family Physician : Inside AFP

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2004/1215/p2251.html

Taking Care of Your Child's Teeth - American Family Physician

Jan 1, 2000 - ...of health topics, please visit familydoctor.org, the AAFP patient education website. Information from Your Family Doctor Taking Care of Your Child's Teeth Am Fam Physician. 2000 Jan 1;61(1):123-124. See related article on infant oral health. Taking good care of your child's...

American Family Physician : Patient Handout

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2000/0101/p123.html

Therapies for Children with Autism Spectrum Disorders

...159 studies pub- lished since 2000 on the effects of treatments for ASDs, classified as behavioral, medical, educational, and allied health interventions.4 The Lovaas model of applied behavior analy- sis is the only behavioral intervention to show significant improvement. First...

American Family Physician

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2012/0501/afp20120501p878.pdf

Top 20 Research Studies of 2012 for Primary Care Physicians

...the Information Assessment Method. The tool addresses cognitive impact, clinical relevance, use in practice, and, if implemented, expected health benefits.4 Of the original 270 studies, the 30 that rated highest for relevance were reviewed, and any that were not based on original...

American Family Physician

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2013/0915/afp20130915p380.pdf

afp20141115od1.pdf

November 15, 2014 USPSTF

American Family Physician

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2014/1115/afp20141115od1.pdf

AAP Issues Screening Recommendations to Identify Hearing Loss in Children - Practice ...

Jun 1, 2003 - The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) has released screening recommendations for assessing hearing loss in children of all ages. Failure to detect children with congenital or acquired hearing loss may result in lifelong deficits in speech and language acquisition, poor academic ...

American Family Physician : Practice Guidelines

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2003/0601/p2409.html

Tips From Other Journals - American Family Physician

Aug 1, 2008 - ...by the American Academy of Pediatrics or the American College of Chest Physicians for use in this age group. Honey is cited by the World Health Organization as being potentially effective in controlling cough in children. It also is used in many cultures worldwide to treat URI...

American Family Physician : Tip

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2008/0801/p388.html

Screening for Primary Hypertension in Children and Adolescents: Recommendation Statement

February 15, 2015 USPSTF

American Family Physician

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2015/0215/afp20150215od1.pdf

Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder: Management -- American Family Physician

...5 percent of the population.1 This disor- der can affect a child’s education, develop- ment, peer functioning and self-esteem. Treating patients with ADHD can be rewarding, with long-term benefits for the patient, the family and the physician-fam- ily relationship. Family physicians...

American Family Physician

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2001/1015/afp20011015p1355.pdf

Lower Extremity Abnormalities in Children

August 15, 2017:Date xx, xxxx

American Family Physician

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2017/0815/afp20170815p226.pdf

afp20191115p609-s1.pdf

...This handout is provided to you by your family doctor and the American Academy of Family Physicians. Other health-related information is available from the AAFP online at https://familydoctor.org. This information provides a general overview and may not apply to everyone. Talk to...

American Family Physician

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2019/1115/afp20191115p609-s1.pdf

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

AAFP News: AFP Edition

...AAFP News: AFP Edition Policy and Health Issues in the News AAFP Responds to Senator’s Call to Take Lead on Opioid Epidemic The American Academy of Family Physicians (AAFP) recently responded to a senator who asked the Academy and other members of the medical community to work on...

American Family Physician

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2016/0701/afp20160701p11.pdf

Fetal Alcohol Syndrome and Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders

October 15, 2017:Date xx, xxxx

American Family Physician

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2017/1015/afp20171015p515.pdf

Obstructive Sleep Apnea in Children - American Family Physician

...Sleep-disordered breathing in children is a timely public health concern, given the increas- ing rates of obesity and hyperactivity in this Obstructive sleep-disordered breathing is common in children. From 3 percent to 12 percent of chil- dren snore, while obstructive sleep...

American Family Physician

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2004/0301/afp20040301p1147.pdf

361.pdf

...Amblyopia is a major public health prob- lem with an estimated prevalence of 1 to 4 percent in the United States.1 It is the most common cause of monocular vision loss in children and young adults.2 Early recognition and prompt referral are crucial, especially during infancy and...

American Family Physician

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2007/0201/afp20070201p361.pdf

AAP Reports on the Use of Antipyretics for Fever in Children

...It is estimated that one-third of all children’s visits to a health care professional can be attributed to fever. Fever in children often leads to unscheduled physician visits, tele- phone calls from parents to physicians for consultation, and the treatment of fever with...

American Family Physician

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2012/0301/afp20120301p518.pdf

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

Sexual Behaviors in Chidren

...When should I be worried about these behaviors? Sexual behavior that is not appropriate for your child’s age, or that causes emotional problems or physical pain, is not normal. These behaviors may be associated with or caused by other problems, such as abuse or neglect, family...

American Family Physician

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2010/1115/afp20101115p1239.pdf

How to Prescribe Fewer

...Antibiotic resistance is one of the world’s most pressing public health problems. Antibiotic-resistant infections account for an estimated 2 million illnesses and 23,000 deaths annually in the United States.1 Anti- biotic use is a major driver of resistance,1 and most antibiotics...

American Family Physician

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2016/0801/afp20160801p200.pdf

Child Safety Seat Counseling: Three Keys to Safety - American Family Physician

...Child Safety Seat Counseling: Three Keys to Safety FRANCES BIAGIOLI, M.D., Oregon Health and Science University, Portland, Oregon Until a child fits correctly in the safety belt, a child safety seat should be used. Downloaded from the American Family Physician Web site at...

American Family Physician

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2005/0801/afp20050801p473.pdf

ACIP Updates Guideline on Influenza Vaccination for 2012-2013 Season

...To ensure full production of protective antibody levels before inf luenza activity begins, health care professionals should pro- vide vaccination as soon as the vaccine is available. Annual vaccination is recom- mended for all persons six months and older. Table 1 lists the...

American Family Physician

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2012/1001/afp20121001p686.pdf

afp20210315p371.pdf

...Symone M. Baker, MD, Preventive Medicine Resident, Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences See related U.S. Preventive Services Task Force Recommendation Statement at https:// www.aafp.org/afp/2021/0215/od1.html. This PPIP quiz is based on the recommendations of...

American Family Physician

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2021/0315/afp20210315p371.pdf

Clinical Briefs - Apr 15, 2002 - American Family Physician

Apr 15, 2002 - ...health benefits to women with gestational diabetes. A physically active woman with a history of, or risk for, preterm labor or fetal growth restriction should be advised to reduce her activity in the second and third trimesters. Botulinum Toxin-A for Neuromuscular Pain The Health...

American Family Physician : Clinical Briefs

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2002/0415/p1690.html

Recommended Childhood and Adolescent Immunization Schedule United States, January -June...

...is recommended for children and adolescents in selected states and regions and for certain high-risk groups; consult your local public health authority. Children and adolescents in these states, regions, and high-risk groups who have not been immunized against hepatitis A can begin...

American Family Physician

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2004/0101/afp20040101p206-s1.pdf

The Changing Prevalence of the Autism Spectrum Disorders

...of concomitant changes in the prevalence of other childhood develop- mental disabilities and health conditions would help us gain a broader understanding of the changing landscape of health and development.16,17 The fact that some increases in the prevalence of autism spectrum...

American Family Physician

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2011/0301/afp20110301p515.pdf

Vision Screening for Children One to Five Years of Age: Recommendation Statement

...from the Recommendation State- ments released by the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF). These statements address pre- ventive health services for use in primary care clinical settings, including screen- ing tests, counseling, and preventive medications. The complete...

American Family Physician

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2011/0715/afp20110715p221.pdf

High Blood Pressure in Children

...This handout is provided to you by your family doctor and the American Academy of Family Physicians. Other health-related information is available from the AAFP online at http://familydoctor.org. This information provides a general overview and may not apply to everyone. Talk to...

American Family Physician

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2012/0401/afp20120401p704.pdf

A Comprehensive Newborn Examination: Part II. Skin, Trunk, Extremities, Neurologic

August 1, 2014 Scientific

American Family Physician

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2014/0901/afp20140901p297.pdf

Primary Interventions to Support Breastfeeding

April 15, 2017: Putting Prevention into Practice

American Family Physician

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2017/0415/afp20170415p517.pdf

afp20180815p227-s1.pdf

...This handout is provided to you by your family doctor and the American Academy of Family Physicians. Other health-related information is available from the AAFP online at https://familydoctor.org. This information provides a general overview and may not apply to everyone. Talk to...

American Family Physician

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2018/0815/afp20180815p227-s1.pdf

afp20140815p229-s1.pdf

...What can I expect? Impetigo usually heals without scarring. Although it normally goes away on its own in a few weeks, treatment is still recommended because it often gets worse before it gets better. Sometimes it can turn into a much more serious skin condition. Call your doctor if...

American Family Physician

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2014/0815/afp20140815p229-s1.pdf

Screening for Speech and Language Delay and Disorders in Children Five Years and Younger

November 15, 2015 Putting Prevention into Practice

American Family Physician

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2015/1115/afp20151115p923.pdf

POEMs

...Director of Information Sciences University of Virginia Health System Charlottesville, Va. Brief Interventions for Weight Management in Kids Are Not Effective Clinical Question Should children and adolescents be screened for body mass index (BMI) and be given brief counseling...

American Family Physician

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2017/0201/afp20170201p194a.pdf

POEMs

...Director of Information Sciences University of Virginia Health System Charlottesville, Va. Brief Interventions for Weight Management in Kids Are Not Effective Clinical Question Should children and adolescents be screened for body mass index (BMI) and be given brief counseling...

American Family Physician

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2017/0201/afp20170201p196.pdf

POEMs

...Director of Information Sciences University of Virginia Health System Charlottesville, Va. Brief Interventions for Weight Management in Kids Are Not Effective Clinical Question Should children and adolescents be screened for body mass index (BMI) and be given brief counseling...

American Family Physician

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2017/0201/afp20170201p194.pdf

Clinical Briefs - Apr 1, 2001 - American Family Physician

Apr 1, 2001 - ...with tacrolimus include temporary stinging or burning sensations where the ointment is applied, although this may lessen if the diseased skin heals. The adverse effects of ultraviolet light on the skin may be intensified. Therefore, patients should avoid exposure to sunlight and...

American Family Physician : Clinical Briefs

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2001/0401/p1433.html

Clinical Briefs - Sep 15, 2000 - American Family Physician

Sep 15, 2000 - ...Health of the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) has issued a policy statement on the role of the physician in childhood bereavement. The AAP policy statement appears in the February 2000 issue of Pediatrics. According to the AAP committee, the death of an important person in a...

American Family Physician : Clinical Briefs

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2000/0915/p1439.html

Influenza Activity in the United States - Practice Guidelines - American Family Physician

Oct 1, 2004 - ...The child had fever, cough, and nasal discharge in late November, was hospitalized for two days, and fully recovered. The source of this child’s H9N2 infection is unknown. Between January and March 2004, 34 confirmed human cases of avian influenza A (H5N1) virus infection were...

American Family Physician : Practice Guidelines

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2004/1001/p1401.html

Recommended Childhood and Adolescent Immunization Schedule, United States, 2003 and ...

Jan 1, 2003 - The 2003 Recommended Childhood and Adolescent Immunization Schedule is now available, and includes a harmonized catch-up schedule for children who are behind in immunizations. The catch-up schedule offers specific guidance regarding the minimum time between doses as well as the number ...

American Family Physician : Practice Guidelines

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2003/0101/p188.html

Lead Poisoning in Children - American Family Physician

Mar 15, 2010 - ...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 Lead Poisoning in Children...

American Family Physician : Patient Handout

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2010/0315/p759.html

AAP Releases Clinical Report on Head Lice - Practice Guidelines - American Family ...

Mar 15, 2003 - The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) has released a statement clarifying issues of diagnosis and treatment of head lice and making recommendations for dealing with it in the school setting.

American Family Physician : Practice Guidelines

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2003/0315/p1391.html

Clinical Briefs - Jul 1, 2000 - American Family Physician

Jul 1, 2000 - ...were also included in the national health objectives for 2000 initiative. Except for hepatitis B vaccine, the 90 percent coverage goals were achieved and maintained through implementation of the CII by public-and private-sector organizations and health care professionals at the...

American Family Physician : Clinical Briefs

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2000/0701/p241.html

Tips From Other Journals - American Family Physician

Nov 15, 2005 - ...parents during their child’s visit may be beneficial because many young adults, particularly in the under-served population, do not have health insurance. Little is known, however, about the attitudes of parents who smoke toward receiving medication from their child’s physician; nor...

American Family Physician : Tip

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2005/1115/p2106.html

What to Do If Your Child Swallows Something - American Family Physician

Jul 15, 2005 - ...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 What to Do If Your Child...

American Family Physician : Patient Handout

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2005/0715/p292.html

afp20180515od1.pdf

...maturity will likely expe- rience curvature progression in adulthood. Severe spinal curvature may be associated with adverse long-term health outcomes (e.g., pulmonary disorders, disability, back pain, psychological effects, cosmetic issues, and reduced quality of life).1,3...

American Family Physician

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2018/0515/afp20180515od1.pdf

afp20070101p73.pdf

...to these disorders, an atypical presentation, a lack of adequate child mental health training for health care professionals, an inadequate number of child psychiatrists, and inequali- ties in mental health care insurance. Underdiagnosis and undertreatment are greater problems in...

American Family Physician

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2007/0101/afp20070101p73.pdf

Treating My Child's Asthma - American Family Physician

May 15, 2005 - ...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 Treating My Child’s Asthma Am Fam Physician. 2005 May 15;71(10):1969. See related...

American Family Physician : Patient Handout

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2005/0515/p1969.html

afp20190715p110.pdf

...The USPSTF deemed the evidence inadequate because of a lack of studies on accurate methods to predict a child’s individual risk of maltreatment and the limited and incon- sistent report of outcomes from studies of preventive inter- ventions for maltreatment. HARMS OF...

American Family Physician

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2019/0715/afp20190715p110.pdf

afp20190201p159.pdf

...gastroenteritis in children can be managed at home. Oral rehydration therapy, such as providing half-strength apple juice followed by the child’s preferred liquids, is the mainstay of treatment for mild dehydration and is as effective as intravenous rehydration for preventing...

American Family Physician

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2019/0201/afp20190201p159.pdf

A Joint Clinical Practice Guideline for Acute Otitis Media - Editorials - American ...

Jun 1, 2004 - ...of signs and symptoms of middle ear inflammation. [Recommendation] The degree of diagnostic certainty, which should be discussed with the child's caregiver, is important because of its impact on management strategies. The management of AOM should include an assessment of pain. If...

American Family Physician : Editorials

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2004/0601/p2537.html

Enuresis in Children: A Case-Based Approach

Date xx, xxxx Scientific

American Family Physician

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

Gastroenteritis in Children: Part 1. Diagnosis

...with gastroenteritis should focus on assessing for the presence and degree of dehydration and determining the underlying etiology. The child’s weight during the illness versus posttreatment is often used to evaluate degree of dehydration retrospectively. The three examination signs...

American Family Physician

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2012/0601/afp20120601p1059.pdf

afp20191015p468.pdf

...It can bring a sense of accomplishment or frustration for the family, depending on the approach, its timing, the child’s readiness for training, and the caregiver’s and child’s responses to the approach. This article answers commonly asked questions regarding toilet training to help...

American Family Physician

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2019/1015/afp20191015p468.pdf

afp20200215p213.pdf

...ongoing therapy.17 In addition to focusing on motor skills, however, physicians should assist families in coping with development of their child’s com- munication, social, academic, and eventually professional skills as the child grows into adulthood.17 The treatment TABLE 1...

American Family Physician

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2020/0215/afp20200215p213.pdf

afp20061201p1864.pdf

...shift in semantics from accident pre- vention to injury prevention and control was initiated in the 1970s to focus attention on preventable health outcomes.4 Injury prevention strategies generally are classified into three types: education, engineering and environmental...

American Family Physician

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2006/1201/afp20061201p1864.pdf

Clinical Briefs - Oct 1, 2003 - American Family Physician

Oct 1, 2003 - ...meningitis in persons with cochlear implants. Findings of a recent investigation by the CDC, the U.S. Food and Drug Adminisration, and state health departments support this recommendation. Children younger than six years with a cochlear implant have a substantially greater risk for...

American Family Physician : Clinical Briefs

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2003/1001/p1437.html

Common Sleep Disorders in Children

...CHRISTINE F. LETTIERI, MD, Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences, Bethesda, Maryland S leep is one of the most commonly discussed topics during well-child visits.1 It is important for primary care physicians to be familiar with normal childhood sleep patterns...

American Family Physician

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2014/0301/afp20140301p368.pdf

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

Virtual Endoscopy: A Promising New Technology -- American Family Physician

...patient. A conventional CT scan can be conceptualized as a stack of slices, whereas a helical scan is a continuous helix (similar to a child’s Slinky toy). Helical CT scanning offers several advantages. It is faster than the conventional technique and provides more information in...

American Family Physician

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2002/0701/afp20020701p107.pdf

Evaluation of Short and Tall Stature in Children

...Health Organization (WHO) growth charts for children younger than two years and the CDC growth charts for children older than two years.5 The CDC growth charts are a population-based reference that include data from bottle-fed and breastfed infants. Because the WHO growth charts are...

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https://www.aafp.org/afp/2015/0701/afp20150701p43.pdf

afp20070501p1349.pdf

...If congenital hearing loss is not recog- nized and managed, a child’s speech, lan- guage, and cognitive development are often severely delayed.3 Etiology of Hearing Loss There are four types of hearing loss: conduc- tive, sensorineural, mixed, and central.2 Con- ductive losses...

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https://www.aafp.org/afp/2007/0501/afp20070501p1349.pdf

afp20061215p2079.pdf

...is essential, and efforts should be made to identify children with reading disabilities and implement interven- tions at an early age.3,4 A child’s third-grade reading ability is reasonably predictive of overall long-term academic achievement.5 Seventy-five percent of children with...

American Family Physician

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2006/1215/afp20061215p2079.pdf

Prevention of Iron Deficiency in Infants and Toddlers -- American Family Physician

...dropped,1 iron deficiency began to be seen as a significant public health problem. Because nutritional factors were the cause in the vast majority of these cases, iron deficiency ane- mia began to be referred to as nutritional ane- mia.1 It soon became standard to screen all infants...

American Family Physician

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2002/1001/afp20021001p1217.pdf

High Blood Pressure in Children and Adolescents

...BRIAN BLUHM, MD, Integrated Health Associates, Ann Arbor, Michigan H ypertension in children and ado- lescents is a growing health prob- lem. In persons three to 18 years of age, the prevalence of prehy- pertension is 3.4 percent and the prevalence of hypertension is 3.6...

American Family Physician

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2012/0401/afp20120401p693.pdf

Preventing Injuries: How Can I Keep My Child Safe? - American Family Physician

Apr 1, 2013 - ...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 Preventing Injuries: How Can I...

American Family Physician : Patient Handout

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2013/0401/p502-s1.html

Childhood Discipline: Challenges for Clinicians and Parents -- American Family Physician

...Rules should be few but clear and, to im- prove compliance, they should be appropri- ate for the child’s age.5 Punishment should be a logical or natural consequence of the misbehavior.6 For example, if a child marks on the wall with a crayon, an appropriate punishment would be to...

American Family Physician

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2002/1015/afp20021015p1447.pdf

Pneumococcal Conjugate Vaccine for Young Children -- American Family Physician

...include other sickle hemoglobinopathies, functional or anatomic asplenia and HIV infection. Atten- dance at group day care increases a child’s risk of contracting invasive pneumococcal disease by twofold to threefold and also increases the risk of developing resistance to...

American Family Physician

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2001/0515/afp20010515p1991.pdf

afp20060701p115.pdf

...Many rheumatic clinical entities tend to develop over weeks or months (Table 1).3 Close follow-up to determine the child’s clin- ical course therefore is recommended. Reso- lution of symptoms and continued absence of worrisome features can reassure the child and family that a...

American Family Physician

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2006/0701/afp20060701p115.pdf

ICSI Releases Guideline on Diagnosis and Management of ADHD in Children

...Diagnosis and Evaluation The National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey found that approximately 8.7 percent of children eight to 15 years of age meet criteria for ADHD. The condition is classified into three subtypes, depending on the prevalence of specific behaviors:...

American Family Physician

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2011/0315/afp20110315p762.pdf

afp20181001p419.pdf

...Evidence-Based Answer Child feeding interventions are effective in the short term (i.e., less than 12 months) for increasing a child’s intake of fruits and vegetables, but only by less than 5% of the recommended daily allow- ance. Conversely, parental nutrition education and...

American Family Physician

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2018/1001/afp20181001p419.pdf

Acute Abdominal Pain in Children

May 15, 2016 Scientific

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https://www.aafp.org/afp/2016/0515/afp20160515p830.pdf

Identifying and Managing Preparatory Grief ad Depression at the End of Life -- American...

...and mourn for missed oppor- tunities. Looking to the future, they may grieve the loss of much-anticipated experi- ences such as a child’s graduation or the birth of a grandchild.8 In the present, the person who is dying usually experiences a radical change in self-image. Previously...

American Family Physician

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2002/0301/afp20020301p883.pdf

Treating Acute Bronchiolitis Associated with RSV - American Family Physician

...to pul- monary infilrates and impending respiratory failure. The decision to hospitalize a child with RSV infection largely depends on the child’s age, the clinically assessed severity of disease, and other risk factors (Table 2). High-risk infants who should be hospitalized include...

American Family Physician

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2004/0115/afp20040115p325.pdf

afp20071201p1669.pdf

...has released a guideline for backpack use. The guideline recommends that backpacks not exceed 10 to 20 percent of the child’s body weight.12 This is not an evidence-based recommendation, however.8 Population-based studies have used sur- veys of large populations of healthy chil-...

American Family Physician

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2007/1201/afp20071201p1669.pdf

afp20080415p1109.pdf

...The Diagnosis of Wheezing in Children Lisa NobLe Weiss, MD, Med, Northeastern Ohio Universities Colleges of Medicine and Pharmacy, Forum Health Family Practice Center, Youngstown, Ohio W heezing in infants and chil- dren is a common problem presented to primary care offices....

American Family Physician

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2008/0415/afp20080415p1109.pdf

Vision Screening in Children Aged 6 Months to 5 Years: Recommendation Statement

December 15, 2017: USPSTF

American Family Physician

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2017/1215/afp20171215od1.pdf

afp20210700p58.pdf

...months of age. Some experts perform antibody testing at 12 to 18 months to document clearance of maternal anti- bodies and to confirm the child’s HIV seronega- tive status.18,24 Prophylaxis with trimethoprim/sulfamethox- azole should begin at four to six weeks of age if HIV...

American Family Physician

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2021/0700/afp20210700p58.pdf

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...How is it diagnosed? Your doctor can usually diagnose an RSV infection based on your child’s symptoms and a physical exam during RSV season (November through April). There is also a nasal swab test for RSV, but it’s not usually needed. How is it treated? Treatment is mainly aimed...

American Family Physician

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2011/0115/afp20110115p149.pdf

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