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This article details normal adolescent growth and development, including Tanner staging. Problems of abnormal adolescent growth and development are also discussed, along with treatment of short stature. Tables and graphs outlining these topics are included.
Red eye is the cardinal sign of ocular inflammation. The condition is usually benign and can be managed by primary care physicians. Conjunctivitis is the most common cause of red eye. Other common causes include blepharitis, corneal abrasion, foreign body, subconjunctival hemorrhage, keratitis, iritis, glaucoma, chemical burn, and scleritis. Signs and… (More)
Crohn's disease is a chronic inflammatory disorder of the gastrointestinal tract that affects up to 480,000 persons in the United States. Symptoms include abdominal pain, diarrhea, fever, malaise, and arthralgias, and cause considerable morbidity. Speculation about genetic, environmental, dietary, infectious, and immunologic etiologies has led to treatment… (More)
BACKGROUND Learning experiences during the medical school clinical rotation are largely shaped by patient contacts in a variety of clinical settings. For this reason, it is important to learn as much as possible about whether learning goals are being met. The patient encounter log has been used as a program evaluation tool to track students' clinical… (More)
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES The number of US allopathic medical school graduates choosing a residency in family medicine has fallen from 13.4% in 1999 to 10.5% in 2002. Concern about declining numbers has led to the development of programs to provide medical students exposure to family medicine outside the clerkship. This paper reports on the development and… (More)