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This ebook is the single pocket-sized compendium of the most up-tp-date medical perform directions in fundamental care. It contains the 60 such a lot common/important instructions for fundamental care clinicians.

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See AAP guidelines for further treatment recommendations. aCriteria Lead Poisoning Disease Screening 50 DISEASE SCREENING: LEAD POISONING LEAD POISONING 2000 Age > 18 years 2003 All age 2003 groups 1998 NHLBI AAFP USPSTF Maternal and Child Health Bureau Periodic height and weight measurements. 1. 9 kg/m2 and obesity as BMI > 30 kg/m2. 2. The NHLBI makes a strong case for promoting weight loss in overweight individuals, particularly those with hypertension, diabetes, cardiovascular disease, and hyperlipidemia.

Audiologic evaluations should be in progress before 3 months of age. 2. Infants with confirmed hearing loss should receive intervention before 6 months of age. 3. The efficacy of universal newborn hearing screening to improve long-term language outcomes remains uncertain. org Source DISEASE SCREENING: HEARING IMPAIRMENT 39 HEARING IMPAIRMENT Question older adults periodically about hearing impairment, counsel about availability of hearing-aid devices, and make referrals for abnormalities when appropriate.

N. Rosen). Female with multiple risk factors? (See Risk Factors, page 54) No No Any underlying disease, condition, or medication known to ↑ the risk of osteoporosis? (See Secondary Osteoporosis, page 55) Yes Risk factors present? (See Risk Factors, page 54) Yes • • • > 65 years old ? • • Yes No • Treatment: • Alendronate • Calcitonin • SERMs NOTE: Treatment without BMD Test No No Yes Yes Known vertebral fracture? Counsel on: – Calcium – Vitamin D – Exercise – Alcohol cessation – Tobacco cessation BMD optional BMD = bone mineral densitometry SD = standard deviation DXA = dual-energy x-ray absorptiometry SERM = selective estrogenreceptor modulator Is the patient willing to consider treatment?

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