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obesity in pediatric individual
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Obesity in Pediatric Individual: The Role of Advanced Practice Nurse in Providing Evidence Based Genetic Healthcare Services Name of Author Author’s Affiliation Author Note Author note with more information about affiliation, research grants, conflict of interest and how to contact Obesity in Pediatric Individual: The Role of Advanced Practice Nurse in Providing Evidence Based Genetic Healthcare Services Part-I The Condition: The patient’s name is CD, a 12 year old female child of Hispanic ethnicity, who visited for a yearly Well-Child physical examination.
Family history indicates that her father is obese and has Type 2 diabetes. The girl is alert and oriented, pleasant and cooperative and her vital signs indicate BP at 108/58, Heart Rate 64, RR 16, Temperature 98.4 and Body Mass Index (BMI) 32. The skin tone is dark pigmented neck, hands and underarms. The other conditions of the individual include: HEENT: Normocephalic, PERRLA, Visible fundus, without evident Micro vascular Damage. Exam otherwise unremarkable musculoskeletal – neck flexed, head down, poor posture d/t cervical dorsal hump Psychosocial – Poor self esteem, based on posture, body image. Lungs: good air entry, no adventitious breath sound. Heart: S1 S2 present, no murmur, click, or rub. Obesity can be perceived as health hazard that primarily derives from the intake of more “calories than the body requires” and it can also occur due to the “interaction of genetic and environmental factors” (Thorleifsson et al, 2008, p.1). ...
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