Handbook of Adolescent Health Care

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Overview

Handbook of Adolescent Health Care is a condensed, portable version of Dr. Neinstein's best-selling clinical reference, Adolescent Health Care: A Practical Guide, Fifth Edition. In easy-to-scan outline format with numerous tables and treatment algorithms, the handbook presents the most essential clinical information from the larger text. The 84 chapters cover all the key developmental, medical, reproductive, mental health, substance abuse, and STI issues that occur in adolescents, as well as nutrition and complementary/alternative medicine. This handbook is ideal for pediatric and family practitioners who do not specialize in adolescent medicine and can be used by specialists as a quick reference in the clinical setting.

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Reviewer: Judy Moreau, MD (Ochsner for Children)
Description: This condensed version of a major reference on adolescent healthcare (Adolescent Health Care: A Practical Guide, 5th edition (Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, 2008)) covers a wide variety of topics in 84 concise chapters with excellent tables and algorithms.
Purpose: The purpose is to provide a concise portable handbook of adolescent health for healthcare providers who do not specialize in adolescent medicine.
Audience: General practitioners who see adolescent patients are the audience for this book. These include a wide variety of physicians such as pediatricians, family practitioners, and college healthcare clinic physicians. The tables and algorithms make this handbook valuable for trainees.
Features: This book covers a large variety of topics that affect adolescents, ranging from normal growth and development to common dermatologic problems, obesity, sexually transmitted diseases, and drug abuse. The headache chapter is concise yet complete. The authors provide Web site references to augment the text and allow for further research on a particular topic.
Assessment: This is an excellent resource for general physicians who care for adolescents. It provides a quick and easy to use handbook on adolescent healthcare issues and contains suitable references for further research and information.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780781790208
  • Publisher: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins
  • Publication date: 7/1/2008
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Pages: 840
  • Sales rank: 542,133
  • Product dimensions: 5.20 (w) x 8.30 (h) x 1.10 (d)

Table of Contents

SECTION I: GENERAL CONSIDERATIONS IN ADOLESCENT CARE

CHAPTER 1 Normal Physical Growth and Development
CHAPTER 2 Psychosocial Development in Normal Adolescents
CHAPTER 4 Preventive Health Care for Adolescents
CHAPTER 5 Vital Statistics and Injuries
CHAPTER 6 Nutrition

SECTION II: ENDOCRINE PROBLEMS

CHAPTER 8 Abnormal Growth and Development
CHAPTER 9 Thyroid Disease in Adolescents
CHAPTER 10 Diabetes Mellitus
CHAPTER 11 Gynecomastia

SECTION III: CARDIOVASCULAR PROBLEMS

CHAPTER 12 Cardiac Risk Factors and Hyperlipidemia
CHAPTER 13 Systemic Hypertension
CHAPTER 14 Heart Murmurs and Mitral Valve Prolapse

SECTION IV: ORTHOPEDIC PROBLEMS

CHAPTER 15 Scoliosis and Kyphosis
CHAPTER 17 Back Pain in the Adolescent
CHAPTER 18 Guidelines for Physical Activity and Sports Participation

SECTION V: DERMATOLOGIC DISORDERS

CHAPTER 19 Acne
CHAPTER 20 Miscellaneous Dermatologic Disorders

SECTION VI: NEUROLOGIC DISORDERS

CHAPTER 21 Epilepsy
CHAPTER 22 Headaches

SECTION VII: GENITOURINARY DISORDERS

CHAPTER 25 Genitourinary Tract Infections
CHAPTER 26 Enuresis
CHAPTER 27 Asymptomatic Proteinuria and Hematuria
CHAPTER 28 Scrotal Disorders

SECTION VIII: INFECTIOUS DISEASES

CHAPTER 29 Infectious Respiratory Illnesses
CHAPTER 30 Hepatitis
CHAPTER 31 Human Immunodeficiency Virus Infections and Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome

SECTION IX: CONDITIONS AFFECTING NUTRITION AND WEIGHT

CHAPTER 32 Obesity
CHAPTER 33 Anorexia Nervosa and Bulimia Nervosa

SECTION X: PSYCHOSOMATIC ILLNESSES AND OTHER MEDICAL DISORDERS

CHAPTER 34 Psychosomatic Illness in Adolescents
CHAPTER 36 Chronic Abdominal Pain
CHAPTER 37 Chest Pain

SECTION XI: SEXUALITY AND CONTRACEPTION

CHAPTER 39 Adolescent Sexuality
CHAPTER 40 Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, and Transgender Adolescents
CHAPTER 41 Teenage Pregnancy
CHAPTER 42 Contraception
CHAPTER 43 Combination Hormonal Contraceptives
CHAPTER 44 Intrauterine Contraception
CHAPTER 45 Barrier Contraceptives and Spermicides
CHAPTER 46 Emergency Contraception
CHAPTER 47 Long-Acting Progestins

SECTION XII: ADOLESCENT GYNECOLOGY

CHAPTER 48 Gynecological Examination of the Adolescent Female
CHAPTER 49 Normal Menstrual Physiology
CHAPTER 50 Dysmenorrhea and Premenstrual Syndrome
CHAPTER 51 Dysfunctional Uterine Bleeding
CHAPTER 52 Menstrual Disorders: Amenorrhea and Polycystic Ovary Syndrome
CHAPTER 53 Pelvic Masses
CHAPTER 54 Pap Smears and Abnormal Cervical Cytology
CHAPTER 55 Vaginitis and Vaginosis
CHAPTER 56 Ectopic Pregnancy and Other Complications of Pregnancy
CHAPTER 57 Galactorrhea
CHAPTER 58 Hirsutism and Virilization
CHAPTER 59 Adolescent Breast Disorders

SECTION XIII: SEXUALLY TRANSMITTED DISEASES

CHAPTER 60 Overview of Sexually Transmitted Diseases
CHAPTER 61 Gonorrhea
CHAPTER 62 Chlamydia Trachomatis
CHAPTER 63 Pelvic Inflammatory Disease
CHAPTER 64 Syphilis
CHAPTER 65 Herpes Genitalis

SECTION XIV: DRUG USE AND ABUSE

CHAPTER 68 Adolescent Substance Use and Abuse
CHAPTER 69 Alcohol
CHAPTER 70 Tobacco
CHAPTER 71 Psychoactive Substances of Abuse Used by Adolescents

SECTION XV: PSYCHOSOCIAL PROBLEMS AND CONCERNS

CHAPTER 75 Common Concerns of Adolescents and Their Parents
CHAPTER 76 High-Risk and Delinquent Behavior
CHAPTER 77 Youth and Violence
CHAPTER 78 Adolescent Depression and Anxiety Disorders
CHAPTER 79 Suicide
CHAPTER 80 School Problems and Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder

Index 767

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