Acne, once viewed as strictly an adolescent health problem, now
affects an increasing number of adults.
Treatment of alcohol intoxication and withdrawal in teens mimics that of adults.
Compared with term infants, premature infants have higher rates of
morbidity and mortality, especially those who are extremely preterm.
Febrile seizures are the most common seizure disorder of childhood.
Pharmacologic therapy generally consists of symptomatic treatment and supportive care.
The incidence of SIDS underwent a dramatic decrease between 1994 and
2001; since that time, however, it has reached a plateau, and SIDS
continues to be a significant cause of infant mortality.
This preventable disease could be fatal if not immediately treated.
The occurrence of invasive aspergillosis, a fatal systemic fungal
infection, has increased drastically over the past few decades, and the
death toll has risen by more than 300%.
Foot infection, a common and serious complication of diabetes,
increases the risk of hospitalization, amputation, and death.
Many live vaccines have the potential to cause infection in an immunosuppressed patient.
In more than 20% of cases, the etiology of this life-threatening disorder is unknown.
The FDA has recently approved two different agents for weight loss in obese patients.
It is imperative to recognize risk
factors and signs of overdose, as well as understand pharmacologic management strategies.
Gallbladder disease, particularly cholelithiasis
(gallstones), affects more than 20 million Americans each year.
The option to self-administer pain medication is often not offered to the elderly.
Approximately 60% to 80% of amputees
develop this debilitating condition, which is often misdiagnosed.
Treatment involves managing hyperuricemia with urate-lowering therapy.
Hydrocephalus is caused by a variety of
disorders and disease states, thus making it complex to define and
Lowering body temperature after cardiac arrest has been show to improve morbidity and mortality
Discharge support and rapid postdischarge follow-up are important for patients with this cardiovascular disorder.
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