This issue of Pediatrie Annals provides the pediatrie practitioner with the most current information on adolescent medicine to assist in the care of adolescents. The issue is devoted to helping practitioners feel comfortable in diagnosing and managing adolescent pain.
HOW TO OBlAIN CME CREDITS BY READING THIS ISSUE
Pediatricians can receive Category I credits for the Physician's Recognition Award of the American Medical Association by reading the following articles and successfully completing the quiz at the end of the issue. Complete instructions are given on the quiz pages.
The Pre-Test below has been prepared to assist you in studying the following material. It indicates some of the areas to be covered and will make it possible for you to challenge your present knowledge of the material before reading further.
1 . Chest pain is as common a presenting complaint of adolescents seen in physician's offices as are headaches.
2. Chest pain, chronic abdominal pain, and migraine headaches are all more common in teenage girls than in teenage boys.
3. The incubation period for infectious mononucleosis appears to be 30 to 50 days, and most often, the contact person is known.
4. Acute persistent low back pain (backache) is so infrequent in the prepubertà! and early adolescent that all such patients should be evaluated exhaustively for a serious et i o log i e cause.
Answers to the P re-test:
1.B 2.A 3.B 4.A