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Acute Abdominal Pain in Children - American Family Physician

...timing of onset, character, severity, duration, and radia- tion of pain are all important points but must be viewed in the context of the child’s age. Recent Trauma. A history of recent trauma may indicate the cause of pain. Precipitating or Relieving Factors. Parietal pain is...

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https://www.aafp.org/afp/2003/0601/afp20030601p2321.pdf

Acute Neck Swelling in a Child - Photo Quiz - American Family Physician Restricted content. Login required.

Apr 1, 2021 - A five-year-old child presented with a midline swelling on his neck

American Family Physician : Photo Quiz

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2021/0401/p437.html

Addition of Long-Acting Beta Agonists for Asthma in Children - Cochrane for Clinicians ...

Mar 1, 2010 - In children with persistent asthma who are already taking inhaled corticosteroids, the addition of a LABA does not lower the rate of exacerbations requiring oral steroids, rescue medication, or hospitalizations, but it improves measurable lung function.

American Family Physician : Cochrane for Clinicians

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2010/0301/p598.html

ADHD in Children - American Family Physician

Apr 15, 2009 - ...information is always changing, and some information given here may be out of date.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 ADHD in Children Am Fam...

American Family Physician : Patient Handout

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2009/0415/p657-s1.html

ADHD in Children: Common Questions and Answers - American Family Physician Restricted content. Login required.

Nov 15, 2020 - Attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) is a multidimensional chronic neurodevelopmental condition that affects 8.4% of U.S. children between two and 17 years of age and may pose long-term morbidity if untreated. The evaluation for ADHD begins when parents or caregivers present ...

American Family Physician : Article

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2020/1115/p592.html

ADHD Interventions in Children Younger Than Six Years

...disorders and ADHD symptoms, with no reported adverse effects. Parents who attend more training sessions see greater improvement in their child’s behavior. Long- term follow-up studies suggest that the ben- efits can be maintained for at least six months and for up to two years. The...

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https://www.aafp.org/afp/2013/0815/afp20130815p266.pdf

ADHD Interventions in Children Younger Than Six Years - Implementing AHRQ Effective ...

Aug 15, 2013 - What are the potential benefits and adverse effects associated with treatments for attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) in preschool-aged children (younger than six years)?

American Family Physician : Implementing AHRQ Effective Health Care Reviews

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2013/0815/p266.html

AFP Documents with Keyword: Childhood Behavioral Problems - American Family Physician

...Frequent school absenteeism has immediate and long-term negative effects on academic performance, social functioning, health, and life expectancy. However, frequent absences often go unaddressed. Find out what role family physicians have in identifying patients with frequent...

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AFP Documents with Keyword: Childhood Behavioral Problems - American Family Physician

...Frequent school absenteeism has immediate and long-term negative effects on academic performance, social functioning, health, and life expectancy. However, frequent absences often go unaddressed. Find out what role family physicians have in identifying patients with frequent...

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https://www.aafp.org/afp/viewRelatedDocumentsByKeyword.htm?keywordId=2270&page=0

AFP Documents with Keyword: Growth and Development - American Family Physician

...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...

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https://www.aafp.org/afp/viewRelatedDocumentsByKeyword.htm?keywordId=2341&page=1

AFP Documents with Keyword: Nutrition - American Family Physician

...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 allowance. Conversely, parental nutrition education and multicomponent interventions,...

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https://www.aafp.org/afp/viewRelatedDocumentsByKeyword.htm?keywordId=2399&page=1

AFP Documents with Keyword: Physical Abuse - American Family Physician

...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, should withhold this therapy. Jul 15, 2002 Issue A Pregnant Woman...

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https://www.aafp.org/afp/viewRelatedDocumentsByKeyword.htm?keywordId=2422&page=1

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...

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

AFP's Top Articles

View the top 20 articles published in American Family Physician each year based on web views.

American Family Physician : American Family Physician

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afp20051215p2483.pdf

...explanation for fever), urine inspection and dipstick testing may reduce the need for urine culture. Urine culture is indicated if the child’s urine is cloudy or if the dipstick test shows positive leukocyte esterase or nitrite activity.13-16 Urine culture also is recommended for...

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https://www.aafp.org/afp/2005/1215/afp20051215p2483.pdf

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

afp20060101p91.pdf

...the quality of life of patients and their caregiv- ers (Table 38-14). Readily available and useful assessment instruments include the Child Health Questionnaire,10 the Wong-Baker FACES Pain Rating Scale,14 and the Gross Motor Function Classification System for Cerebral Palsy.12...

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https://www.aafp.org/afp/2006/0101/afp20060101p91.pdf

afp20060201p469.pdf

...children.2 Constipation often causes more distress to parents and other caregivers than to the affected child. Many caregivers worry that a child’s constipa- tion is the sign of a serious medical problem. As children age, normal physiologic changes occur in the intestines and...

American Family Physician

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2006/0201/afp20060201p469.pdf

afp20060501p1558.pdf

...it is neces- sary to include the child’s height percentile to determine if blood pressure is normal. The revised childhood blood pressure tables include 50th, 90th, 95th, and 99th percentiles by sex, age, and height based on the 1999- 2000 National Health and Nutrition Exami- nation...

American Family Physician

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2006/0501/afp20060501p1558.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

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

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

afp20061101p1527.pdf

...in Toddlers RICHARD E. ALLEN, M.D., M.P.H., St. Mark’s Family Medicine Residency, Salt Lake City, Utah ANYA L. MYERS, R.D., M.SC., Chinook Health, Cardston, Alberta A n important change in nutritional habits occurs during the transi- tion from infancy to toddlerhood at about one...

American Family Physician

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2006/1101/afp20061101p1527.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

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

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