RESEARCH ON PEDIATRIC PATIENTS

Pediatric patient evaluations must involve a combination of patient input, parent input, and your own observations from physical exams and diagnostics. As you read the following the case study, consider the source (i.e., patient, parent, or practitioner) of the provided patient information.

Case Study 2:

 Victoria is a 15-year-old who complains of chronic sore throat and bad taste in her mouth. Her height and weight are appropriate for age and she remains on the same growth trajectory since infancy. Abdominal examination and chest examination are negative. History reveals frequent burping and occasional feelings of regurgitating food. Diet history reveals she eats a balanced diet, but her primary sources of fluids are coffee, tea, and carbonated drinks

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TO COMPLETE

POST 1 TO 2 PAGES ON : 1 ) An explanation of the differential diagnosis for the patient in the case study  selected.

2) Explain which is the most likely diagnosis for the patient and why. Include an explanation of unique characteristics of the disorder you identified as the primary diagnosis.

3) Then, explain a treatment and management plan for the patient, including appropriate dosages for any recommended treatments.

4)  Finally, explain strategies for educating patients and families on the treatment and management of the gastrointestinal disorder.

Reference/ Readings

•Burns, C. E., Dunn, A. M., Brady, M. A., Starr, N. B., & Blosser, C. G. (2013). Pediatric primary care (5th ed.). Philadelphia, PA: Elsevier.

◦Chapter 32, “Gastrointestinal Disorders” (pp. 739–788)

•Diagnosis, management, and prevention of rotavirus gastroenteritis in children by Parashar, U.D., Nelson, E.A., Kang, G. in  BMJ. 2013 Dec 30;347:f7204. doi: 10.1136/bmj.f7204. Copyright 2013 by BMJ Publishing Group. Reprinted by permission of BMJ Publishing Group via the Copyright Clearance Center.