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Menstrual Concerns in an Adolescent with Disabilities

...Commentary Clinicians who care for female adolescents with cognitive and physical disabilities are often consulted on the management of men- strual bleeding for purposes of hygiene, dys- menorrhea, and treatment of premenstrual symptoms.1-3 Contraception is also com- monly discussed...

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...Hirsutism is excessive growth of terminal hair in a typi- cal male pattern in a female. It is typically a sign of excessive androgen levels. Hirsutism has been reported in 5% to 15% of women and is often associated with decreased quality of life and significant psychological...

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...others since childhood. When asked to share more about her past, she talked about severe depression brought on by childhood physical and sexual abuse. When asked whether these past experiences might be contributing to her current difficul- ties, the patient was unsure how the two...

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Diagnosis of Urinary Incontinence

...a pathologic condition that affects quality of life. Patients who have incontinence are more likely to have depression, limited social and sexual function, and dependence on caregivers.3,6,7 Guidelines for diagnosis and treatment of urinary incontinence were published in 2012 by the...

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...of the cardiovascular or pulmonary systems, including asthma; chronic metabolic diseases, including diabetes mellitus, renal or hepatic dysfunction, hemoglobino- pathies, or immunosuppression (including immunosuppression caused by medications or human immunodeficiency virus [HIV]);...

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...than 25% of concussions occur during sporting activities.9 In athletic settings, females are more prone to concussion.4,6 Males are more likely to be injured through player-to-player contact, whereas females are more likely to be injured through contact with the playing surface or...

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Management of Irritable Bowel Syndrome -- American Family Physician

...factors in terms of who man- ifests IBS and how severe it becomes.9 For example, traumatic life events such as a his- tory of physical or sexual abuse have been shown to correlate with the development of IBS and the severity of its symptoms.10 Stud- ies have repeatedly shown a...

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...Common breast problems include breast mass, pain, and nipple discharge. Breast symp- toms were reported in about 3% of all visits by female patients to family physicians.1 Over a 10-year period, 16% of women 40 to 69 years of age had breast problems, and 10% reported breast symptoms...

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...Usually asymptomatic; more common in females; follows skin cleavage lines Diagnosis is clinical Treatment options include topical cortico- steroids, oral antihistamines, and ultraviolet A or B phototherapy; systemic corticoste- roids may be used for severe symptoms...

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...dangerous to them or others while traveling and includes a full medical and psychological evaluation as well as screening for tuberculosis, sexually trans- mitted infections, and presumptive treatment for malaria and intestinal parasites. Arrival. Once approved, refugees are...

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...Failure (HF): Angiotensin-Converting Enzyme (ACE) Inhibitor or Angiotensin Receptor Blocker (ARB) Therapy for Left Ventricular Systolic Dysfunction (LVSD) Description: Percentage of patients aged 18 years and older with a diagnosis of heart failure and LVSD (LVEF < 40%) who were...

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Current Concepts in Concussion: Evaluation and Management

...are no definitive data on whether males or females are at greater risk of concussions, different mechanisms of injury have been suggested. Males seem prone to concussion through player-to-player contact, whereas concussions in females tend to be caused by con- tact with the...

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Diagnosis and Management of Rheumatoid Arthritis - American Family Physician

...Female sex, a positive family history, older age, silicate exposure, and smoking are associated with an increased risk for developing rheumatoid arthritis.1,5,6 Consump- tion of more than three cups of coffee daily-particu- larly decaffeinated coffee-also may contribute.7 High...

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...Females: 2.4 (1.0 to 10.8) No relationship with severity or time since injury BMI = body mass index. *-Highly significant in multivariate analysis adjusting for other variables. †-Use of any headache medication on 10 or more days per month. Information from references 2,...

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...better tolerated than traditional chemotherapy, but they are associated with several adverse effects, such as acneiform rash, cardiac dysfunction, thrombosis, hyperten- sion, and proteinuria. Small molecule inhibitors are metabolized by cytochrome P450 enzymes and are subject to...

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