Adolescent Health Care: A Practical Guide / Edition 5

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Established for over twenty years as the "bible" of adolescent medicine, Dr. Neinstein's best-selling clinical reference is in its thoroughly updated Fifth Edition. This practical, easy-to-use guide is a staple in health care facilities that treat adolescents, is widely used for board preparation, and is recommended by the American College of Physicians for their internal medicine library.

This edition has four new Associate Editors and new contributors for almost all chapters. The substance abuse section has been completely reorganized. New chapters cover psychosomatic illness and complementary medicine. Each chapter lists Websites where professionals, teenagers, and parents can find up-to-the-minute information.

The book contains black-and-white illustrations.

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Editorial Reviews

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Reviewer: Danielle Calix, MD (Ochsner for Children)
Description: This is the fifth edition of an up-to-date, comprehensive, and practical guide to the care of adolescents and the unique issues in this area. The previous edition was published in 2002.
Purpose: It is meant as a daily reference for practicing healthcare professionals. Adolescent medicine is a constantly evolving field requiring frequent incorporation of newer data, research, and resources. In this regard, the authors meet the objectives.
Audience: The book is written for all healthcare professionals involved in the care of adolescents.
Features: Beginning with a brief overview of normal pubertal changes and physiology, the book then comprehensively addresses commonly encountered abnormalities and variations from the norm. Relevant issues such as obesity, hypertension, sports participation, and topics related to sexual activity, are well represented. Also quite useful are the various algorithms, health forms, and web sites which can be provided to patients and their families for further research and education.
Assessment: This will be an invaluable reference in day-to-day care of adolescent patients and their families. The new chapters, updates of existing chapters, and the addition of pertinent websites justify this fifth edition.
Neinstein is the editor and main contributor (not the sole author as indicated in the CiP) of this new edition of a reference first published in 1984. Emphasizing practical approaches, it provides an understanding of the disease process, defines differential diagnoses, and describes current treatment and procedures. Topics include: general considerations in adolescent health care, orthopedic problems and sports medicine, genitourinary disorders, eating disorders, sexually transmitted diseases, drug use and abuse, and psychosocial problems. Intended for practitioners and those preparing for board review exams. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (
From The Critics
The fourth edition of this guide for practitioners and students in adolescent medicine contains new chapters on diabetes, college health issues, nutritional and herbal supplements, and depression and antidepressants. Material is presented in a detailed outline format for quick access, and each chapter concludes with Web sites for professionals, teens, and parents. The first sections discusses general considerations in adolescent health care, and later sections focus on disorders of various body systems, infectious diseases, eating disorders, sexuality and STDs, gynecology, drug use and abuse, and psychosocial problems. Neinstein is director of the U. of Southern California University Park Health Center and professor of pediatrics and medicine at U. of Southern California Keck School of Medicine. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780781792561
  • Publisher: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins
  • Publication date: 11/1/2007
  • Edition description: Fifth
  • Edition number: 5
  • Pages: 1300
  • Sales rank: 432,493
  • Product dimensions: 8.60 (w) x 11.00 (h) x 1.80 (d)

Table of Contents

GENERAL CONSIDERATIONS IN ADOLESCENT CARE: Normal Physical Growth & Development / Psychosocial Development in Normal Adolescents / The Office Visit, Interview Techniques & Recommendations to Parents / Preventive Healthcare for the Adolescent / Vital Statistics & Injuries / Nutrition / Understanding Legal Aspects of Care
ENDOCRINE PROBLEMS: Abnormal Growth & Development / Thyroid Disease in Adolescents / Diabetes Mellitus / Gynecomastia
CARDIOVASCULAR PROBLEMS: Cardiac Risk Factors & Hyperlipidemia / Hypertension / Heart Murmurs including MVP
ORTHOPEDIC PROBLEMS: Scoliosis and Kyphosis / Common Orthopedic Problems / Back Pain / Guidelines in Sports Medicine
DERMATOLOGIC DISORDERS: Acne / Miscellaneous Dermatologic Disorders
NEUROLOGICAL DISORDERS: Epilepsy / Headaches / Syncope & Vertigo / Sleep Disorders
GENITOURINARY DISORDERS: Genitourinary Tract Disorders / Enuresis / Asymptomatic Proteinuria & Hematuria / Scrotal Disorders
INFECTIOUS DISEASES: Infectious Mononucleosis & Mycoplasma Pneumoniae / Hepatitis / HIV Infections & AIDS
CONDITIONS AFFECTING NUTRITION & WEIGHT: Obesity / Anorexia Nervosa & Bulimia Nervosa
PSYCHOSOMATIC ILLNESSES & OTHER MEDICAL DISORDERS: Psychosomatic Illnesses in Adolescents / Fatigue / Chronic Abdominal Pain / Chest Pain / Fibromyalgia Syndrome & Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy
SEXUALITY & CONTRACEPTION: Adolescent Sexuality / Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual & Transgender Adolescents / Teen Pregnancy / Contraception / Combination Hormonal Contraceptives / Intrauterine Contraception / Barrier Contraceptives / Emergency Contraception / Long-Acting Progestins
ADOLESCENT GYNECOLOGY: Gynecological Examination / Normal Menstrual Physiology / Dysmenorrhea / Dysfunctional Uterine Bleeding / Amenorrhea & PCO / Pelvic Masses / Abnormal Pap Smear / Vaginitis & Vaginosis / Ectopic Pregnancy & Other Pregnancy Complications / Galactorrhea / Hirsutism & Virilization / Breast Disorders
SEXUALLY TRANSMITTED DISEASES: Overview of Sexually Transmitted Diseases / Gonorrhea / Chlamydia Trachomatis Infections / Pelvic Inflammatory Disease / Syphilis / Herpes Genitalis / HPV & Anogenital Warts / Other STIs including Genital Ulcers, Pediculosis, Scabies & Molluscum
DRUG USE & ABUSE: Overview of Drug Use & Abuse / Alcohol / Tobacco / Psychoactive Substances of Abuse Used by Adolescents / Laboratory Testing of Substances of Abuse / Office Management of Substances of Use & Abuse / Intensive Drug Treatment
PSYCHOSOCIAL PROBLEMS & CONCERNS: Common Concerns of Adolescents & Their Parents / High-Risk & Out-of-Control Behavior / Youth Violence / Adolescent Depression & Anxiety Disorders / Suicide / School Problems / Sexual Assault & Victimization / Chronic Illness in the Adolescent / Herbal Medications & Complementary Medicine / Overview of College Health

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