Practices vary significantly as clinicians evaluate and manage febrile infants younger than 2 months of age. A retrospective review suggests that meningitis is extremely unlikely in well-appearing babies with initial laboratory results suggestive of urinary tract infection, and that cerebrospinal fluid analysis may not be necessary.
An essential part of delivering critical preventive services to youth includes discussing confidentiality and private time (without a parent in the room) between adolescents and young adults and their healthcare provider to build trust and promote optimal health and well-being.
Chest pain is one of the most common reasons that patients present to the emergency department. The underlying disease processes can range from benign to life-threatening. The purpose of this article is to discuss the diagnosis, treatment, and management of the common causes of chest pain that can present in a young adult.
Young women ages 18 to 25 represent a heterogeneous population transitioning from adolescence into adulthood who might present with unique issues and challenges, including a potential gap in healthcare after pediatric healthcare. The American College of Obstetrics and Gynecology has just released a committee opinion to help providers structure preventive healthcare visits to screen for health issues and counsel patients about a variety of health topics, including reproductive health.