HOW TO OBTAIN 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.
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Gastrointestinal complaints account for a fair proportion of visits to the general pediatrician's office. Often, the cause is viral or psychosocial stress operating at home. Yet, in the midst of the sea of these "normal" children, we must recognize the one with true organic disease. This issue of Pediatrie Annals provides excellent reviews that should leave the reader much better equipped to deal with gastrointestinal disorders in the clinical setting.
1. Allergic colitis is usually associated with failure to thrive, rectal bleeding, anemia, and hypoproteinemia.
2. Investigation for and treatment of Helicobacter pylori infection is Indicated in children with clearly demonstrable peptic ulcer disease.
3. Cisapride commonly causes central nervous system side effects.
4. Hirschsprung disease occurs more often in females than in males.
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