By Gail B. Slap MD MS
This concise, evidence-based source covers all of latest need-to-know info to speedy and successfully diagnose and deal with universal adolescent conditions...in an incredibly easy layout. simply because it is so compact, clinically orientated, and simple to learn, Adolescent drugs: The necessities in Pediatrics is a perfect examine software in addition to a handy reference for perform.
- Includes certain discussions on distinct well-being matters, universal clinical difficulties, sexual and reproductive healthiness, behavioral difficulties, and the transition to grownup well-being care that can assist you achieve a greater figuring out of the original wishes of the adolescent sufferer.
- Features a logical, constant bankruptcy layout that is helping you discover the counsel you would like quick.
- Presents plentiful tables, differential diagnoses, lab values/radiologic stories, treatment/therapy strategies, and tips on whilst to consult a consultant equipping you for each scientific problem.
- Discusses controversies in regards to the average of care via thought-provoking scientific eventualities that will help you to figure out the simplest plan of action in tricky occasions.
- Provides highlighted packing containers that emphasize appropriate case experiences, key issues of every part, and different very important info making you conscious of concerns that impression ultra-modern perform.
- Uses a wealth of illustrations so that you can see info extra clearly.
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Caloric requirements vary widely by level of training and activity, as well as by gender, body size, body composition, and stage of growth. The energy recommendations shown in Table 4-3 account for some of these variables, but an adolescent athlete whose growth is delayed or whose weight deviates more than expected might require further adjustment of daily kilocalories. Adolescent athletes, parents, and coaches should be reminded that thirst is a late indicator of fluid deficit. For intense physical activity, the athlete should drink 10 to 14 oz.
For example, the adolescent in the midst of escalating gang violence is likely to say that leaving town will be interpreted as cowardice. Asking “How do you think this will play with your friends? ” gives the adolescent a chance to think through the peer response. As potential blocks to the change emerge, an alternate strategy can be devised. For example, the adolescent whose safety depends on leaving town can prepare an explanation other than fleeing violence, such as “I had to go down to take care of my grandmother.
An adolescent with a BMI greater than the 85th percentile is considered at risk for overweight, and an adolescent with a BMI greater than the 95th percentile is considered at risk for obesity. Although a high BMI usually indicates excess adiposity, an elite athlete may have an elevated BMI due to high lean muscle mass and low body fat. Other measurements, such as those described next, are helpful in these circumstances. Waist Circumference and Waist–Hip Ratio: Waist circumference is a reliable test of adiposity in adolescents and adults.