By Victor C. Strasburger
Designed for fast reference in a hectic place of work, this instruction manual is a concise, useful consultant to daily medical difficulties in adolescent medication. This ready-reference handbook is written by way of famous specialists to supply instant, authoritative solutions to questions on universal scientific and behavioral difficulties in youngsters. various tables, bulleted lists, and charts support practitioners locate details speedy, and a formulary bargains suggestions in prescribing for teenagers.
Coverage contains each vital subject in adolescent gynecology and updated options for comparing and treating overweight little ones. different key matters addressed comprise activities medication, substance abuse, and adolescent violence and suicide.
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What is the family’s response to the patient’s pain? qxd 6/30/05 2:18 PM Page 27 Headache 27 B. Differential diagnosis: 1. Acute headache: Most acute, nonrecurrent headaches in adolescents are caused by upper respiratory infections, viral syndromes, and acute sinusitis. Migraine and tension-type headaches certainly may present as acute headache, but often are part of a chronic or recurrent headache pattern and should be diagnoses of exclusion in the patient with acute, severe headache. , stimulants), or illicit substances • Cerebrovascular accident, aneurysm, or other vascular insult • Intracranial or subarachnoid hemorrhage • Hypertension • Dental pathology.