Pregnancy-prevention programs that succeed--and many don't--have certain characteristics in common. This review will help you evaluate the adolescent health services available to your patients and may suggest some new ways of looking at the counseling you offer during office visits.
During a routine well-infant visit the mother of a smiling, chubby 9-month-old expresses concern about his noisy breathing. She states that her son has had noisy breathing since birth; in fact, the nurses in the well-baby nursery thought that he was very "mucousy." The mother calls the noisy breathing a "rattling in his chest" but denies that her son has had a chronic cough or wheezing.
The best asthma treatment plans fail when families don't cooperate. Learn how to tailor regimens most families will accept and what to do when lack of adherence threatens children's well-being.
Is MIS the best bet for a patient with Hodgkin's disease who needs a splenectomy? What about an ordinary hernia repair, or a child who may have appendicitis, or the teenager who might have an ectopic pregnancy?
At a routine visit you note multiple skin tags in the perianal area of an otherwise healthy 12-month-old girl. Her mother first noticed a small bump near the anus when the child was 2 months old but didn't mention it to you because it did not seem to bother the child.
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