International Journal of Child and Adolescent Health

Articles from Vol. 6, No. 1, 2013

Adolescence and Metabolic Disorders
IntroductionInborn errors of metabolism (IEMs) or metabolic disorders are unusual, complex conditions involving abnormalities in biochemical and metabolic pathways necessary for human life. Though often identified in infancy or childhood, some may not...
Adolescence and Rheumatoid Disorders
IntroductionRheumatic diseases (RDs) are conditions with inflammation and pain in connective tissues and supporting body structures: joints, ligaments, tendons, and muscles (1-7). The primary presentations involve joint pain, swelling, and stiffness...
Adolescence, Musculoskeletal Disorders and Sports Injuries
IntroductionMusculoskeletal injuries account for most sports-related injuries (1). Overuse musculoskeletal injuries account for more than half of all sport-related injuries in adolescents and young adults. Overuse injuries can result in chronic or intermittent...
Cardiology in Childhood and Adolescence
IntroductionPediatric cardiology can claim many recent advances. New surgical techniques, improvements in perfusion, and postoperative care have dramatically increased the survival rates for congenital heart surgery. Progress in catheter interventions,...
Kidney Diseases in Adolescence
IntroductionUrinary tract infections are common conditions in adolescent females. Glomerular diseases represent the most characteristic abnormalities affecting the kidney in adolescents. The clinical manifestations range from asymptomatic, incidental...
Medical Disorders of the Adolescent: Controversies and Conundrums in the 21st Century
"All of us pass through different phases like childhood, adolescence, adulthood, parenthood, others. In each phase, we experience certain difficult periods and come out with wonderful discoveries. With some insight into our lives, we can definitely say...
Pulmonary Disorders in Adolescence
IntroductionThis chapter reviews the pharmacologic management of paramount respiratory conditions in the adolescent patient: community-acquired pneumonia, asthma, and cystic fibrosis. A brief discussion of the definition, epidemiology, and differential...
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