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This practical manual reviews salient topics in Adolescent Medicine. The volume is practitioner-centered, focusing on the symptoms that bring a teenager to the clinician. Every chapter begins with a very brief clinical vignette, highlighting the patients chief complaint or primary issue of concern.The handbook is divided into five primary sections: (1) Well Adolescent Care to include chapters such as the Annual Physical and Immunizations in Adolescence; (2) Common Problems of Adolescence such as Acne and Low Back Pain; (3) Reproductive Health Care issues such as Menstrual Disorders and Teen Pregnancy/Options Counseling; (4) Urgent Care matters including Acute Chest Pain and Scrotal Pathology: Pain and Masses; and finally, (5) Special Considerations to include chapters such as Cyberbullying and Sexting and Tobacco Use and Cessation Counseling.Chapters follow a uniform format with vignette as described above, followed by multiple choice questions designed to test the readers knowledge. Salient features related to the chapter topic follow, including relevant clinical pearls; such as history, physical exam, laboratory and diagnostic studies and treatment strategies. For each chapter, issues that are unique to managing illness in adolescents are highlighted to distinguish them from adults and younger children. When applicable, a broad differential diagnosis is provided to help guide the reader. Easy to read tables are included to highlight and clearly summarize key aspects of the topic and the chapters end with answers to the Board-Style questions presented at the start.Sample Chapter(s)Foreword (63 KB)The Annual Physical (124 KB)Contents:Well Adolescent Care:The Annual PhysicalAdolescent Consent and ConfidentialityNormal Nutrition through AdolescenceImmunizations in AdolescentsTaking Care of Adolescent MalesTaking Care of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender and Questioning (LGBTQ) TeensThe Pre-Participation Sports PhysicalSports SupplementsAdolescent DrivingThe Transition to CollegeThe Adolescent Traveler and ImmigrantCommon Problems:Short Stature/Delayed Onset of PubertyTall StatureAbnormal Weight GainAbnormal Weight Loss/MalnutritionBulimiaAnemiaHeadaches: Common, Chronic and RecurrentBells Palsy (7th Nerve or Facial Nerve Palsy)Asthma, Exercise Induced Bronchospasm (EIB) and Vocal Cord Dysfunction (VCD)GynecomastiaRecurrent or Chronic Abdominal PainConstipation and EncopresisEnuresisDysuria, Urinary Tract Infections and PyelonephritisProteinuriaHematuriaLow Back PainSports Medicine: Musculoskeletal InjuriesAcne; Vague Somatic ComplaintsSleep DisordersTics and Tourette SyndromeAttention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD)Anxiety DisordersDepressionReproductive Health Care:Breast Pathology: Masses and Nipple DischargeDysmenorrhea, PMS and PMDDAmenorrheaVaginal BleedingVaginal DischargeGenital Warts: Condyloma AccuminataGenital Ulcer Syndrome (GUS)CondomsHormonal ContraceptionEmergency Contraception (EC)Teen Pregnancy and Options CounselingUrgent Care:Heat Exhaustion and Heat StrokeSyncopeConcussion and Post Concussion SyndromeChest PainAcute Abdominal PainHematemesisBloody Stools: Melena or HematocheziaScrotal Pathology: Pain and MassesHip Pain/LimpingNeurological EmergenciesSeizuresSexual Assault/Date RapeThe Suicidal AdolescentSpecial Care:Chronic Illness and Adherence to TreatmentDifficult Conversations: Bad News, Disclosure and Advance DirectivesScreening for Violence and AbuseTobacco Use and Cessation CounselingAdo-lescent Substance Use and AbuseJudicious Use of Psychopharmacologic AgentsReadership: Medical students, residents, fellows and other health care professionals in training (such as nurse practitioners and physicians assistants) on their Adolescent Medicine rotations; physicians such as internists, general and family practitioners or pediatricians.