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Organic causes of pediatric abdominal pain common in primary care

June 21, 2017

PHILADELPHIA — Between 2% and 4% of all pediatric outpatient visits reference abdominal pain, with 3% to 8% having organic causes that create symptoms for more than  3 months like Heliobacter pylori, according to recent presentation at the annual meeting of the American Association of Nurse Practitioners.

“Pediatric abdominal pain is very common,” Sophia L. Thomas, APRN, FNP-BC, PPCNP-BC, FNAP, FAANP, said in the presentation. “It’s something that everybody sees in their practice just about every day.

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Progression of High Anisometropia in Children

Journal of Pediatric Ophthalmology and Strabismus
Online Advanced Release, May 17, 2017
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Early Childhood Exposures and Risk for Adult Disease: November 2015

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