Menstruation: September 2015
Keck School of Medicine of USC and Pediatric Annals
Table of Contents
What’s Normal? Accurately and Efficiently Assessing Menstrual Function
Darcie M. Takemoto, DO; and Meera S. Beharry, MD, FAAP
Evaluation and Management of Adolescents with Abnormal Uterine Bleeding
Tanya L. Kowalczyk Mullins, MD, MS; Rachel J. Miller, MD; and Eric S. Mullins, MD
Diagnosis and Management of Polycystic Ovary Syndrome in Adolescent Girls
Erin Lanzo, BA, MA; Maria Monge, MD, MAT; and Maria Trent, MD, MPH
Monthly Periods—Are They Necessary?
Sarah E. Strandjord, BS; and Ellen S. Rome, MD, MPH
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1. Define normal versus abnormal menstrual bleeding and how to best assess menstrual status in the office setting.
2. Describe the laboratory evaluation of heavy menstrual bleeding.
3. Describe evaluation and management options for adolescents with polycystic ovary syndrome.
4. Describe the advantages and disadvantages of menstrual suppression and the methods currently available for adolescents.
Faculty names and affiliations: See Table of Contents
Reviewer names: Thomas J. Selva, MD, CME Director, Pediatric Annals; Stanford T. Shulman, Editor-in-chief, Pediatric Annals
Guest Editor: Meera S. Beharry, MD, FAAP
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Thomas J. Selva, MD, has disclosed no relevant financial relationships.
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Authors report the following financial relationships: Darcie M. Takemoto has no relevant financial relationships to disclose. Meera S. Beharry has no relevant financial relationships to disclose. Tanya L. Kowalczyk Mullins discloses consulting fees from Alexion Pharmaceuticals and Baxter Biosciences. Rachel J. Miller has no relevant financial relationships to disclose. Eric S. Mullins discloses consulting fees from Alexion Pharmaceuticals and Baxter Biosciences. Erin Lanzo has no relevant financial relationships to disclose. Maria Monge has no relevant financial relationships to disclose. Maria Trent has received consulting fees from Church & Dwight (Trojan Sexual Health Advisory Council, and performed contracted research for Hologic, Inc (unrestricted, through her university). Sarah E. Strandjord has no relevant financial relationships to disclose. Ellen S. Rome discloses consulting fees from the Merck Speakers Bureau and the Vaccine Advisory Board.
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Release date: September 1, 2015.
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