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Title Adolescent medicine today : a guide to caring for the adolescent patient / editors, Elise D. Berlan, Terrill Bravender.
Imprint Singapore : World Scientific Pub. Co., 2012.

Subject Adolescent medicine.
Adolescent Medicine -- methods.
Adolescent Health Services.
Alt Name Berlan, Elise D.
Bravender, Terrill.
Description 1 online resource (xiii, 677 pages) : illustrations
polychrome rdacc
Bibliography Note Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents CONTRIBUTORS; Chapter 1 Introduction Terrill Bravender and Elise D. Berlan; Acknowledgments; Dedication; Chapter 2 Routine Health Maintenance Richard J. Chung and Terrill Bravender; Barriers to Preventive Care; When and Where; How; The Comprehensive Adolescent Visit; The history; The physical examination; Routine interventions; Immunizations; Anticipatory guidance; Labs and studies; Summarizing and making a plan; Adolescent Pearls; References; Chapter 3 Normal Growth and Development Terrill Bravender; Physical Development; Psychosocial Development; Adolescent Pearls; References.
Chapter 4 Precocious Puberty Thanh Minh NguyenVariants of Normal Development; Premature adrenarche in boys and girls; Pubertal gynecomastia in boys; Premature thelarche in girls; Definition of Precocious Puberty; Epidemiology of Precocious Puberty; Causes of Precocious Puberty1,4; Centrally-mediated or GnRH-dependent; Peripheral or GnRH-independent; Boys; Girls; Boys or Girls; Consequences of Precocious Puberty; Evaluation1,6; Elements of history; Physical examination; Laboratory studies; Management; GnRH-dependent precocious puberty; Monitoring; GnRH-independent precocious puberty.
Adolescent PearlsReferences; Chapter 5 Delayed Puberty Thanh Minh Nguyen; Definition of Delayed Puberty; Variant of Normal Pubertal Development; Hypogonadism; Causes of hypogonadism; Diagnostic Evaluation4,5; Elements of history; Physical examination; Laboratory studies; Management; Constitutional delay of growth and puberty (CDGP); Hypogonadism; Treatment for boys; Monitoring of boys; Treatment for girls; Monitoring of girls; Adolescent Pearls; References; Chapter 6 Dysmenorrhea and Pelvic Pain Caitlin W. Hicks and Ellen S. Rome; Special Challenges in the Adolescent Population.
Stages of adolescent developmentConfidentiality; Clinical Evaluation; The interview; Physical examination; Laboratory studies; Causes of Pelvic Pain; Nonemergent gynecologic etiologies; Dysmenorrhea; Ovarian cysts; Endometriosis; Sexually transmitted infections; Imperforate hymen; Gynecologic surgical emergencies; Ovarian torsion; Ectopic pregnancy; Nongynecologic surgical emergencies; Appendicitis; Nonemergent causes of nongynecologic pain; Gastrointestinal conditions; Pelvic adhesions; Interstitial cystitis; Psychosomatic; Summary; Adolescent Pearls; References.
Chapter 7 Abnormal Vaginal Bleeding Susan Hayden GrayDefining Abnormal Vaginal Bleeding; Normal cycles; Definitions of terms; Prevalence and Relevance of Abnormal Vaginal Bleeding; Causes of Abnormal Vaginal Bleeding; Diagnosis of Abnormal Vaginal Bleeding; History; Physical examination; Laboratory evaluation; Diagnostic challenges; Are there any reliable screening tools?; Who needs laboratory evaluation? 4; How many adolescents with menorrhagia have an underlying bleeding disorder?
Summary Filled with short, succinct chapters written by experts in the field of Adolescent Medicine, this handbook covers the major health issues that practicing clinicians regularly encounter in the care of teens and young adults. From menstrual concerns and sexually transmitted infections, anxiety disorders and depression, to eating disorders and common sports medicine concerns, this book is an ideal reference guide for busy clinical practices. Students, residents, and established clinicians alike will find the "Adolescent Pearls" section of each chapter particularly useful.
ISBN 9789814324496 (electronic bk.)
9814324493 (electronic bk.)
9781299672253 (MyiLibrary)
1299672256 (MyiLibrary)
OCLC # 785777970
Additional Format Print version: Berlan, Elise D. ADOLESCENT MEDICINE TODAY : A GUIDE TO CARING FOR THE ADOLESCENT PATIENT. Singapore : World Scientific Publishing Company, ©2011 9789814324489

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