Failure to Thrive Questions & Answers

Updated: Nov 05, 2018
  • Author: Andrew P Sirotnak, MD; Chief Editor: Caroly Pataki, MD  more...
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Questions & Answers

Overview

What is pediatric growth failure (failure to thrive)?

What is the prevalence of pediatric growth failure (failure to thrive) in the US?

What is the global prevalence of pediatric growth failure (failure to thrive)?

What is the mortality and morbidity associated with pediatric growth failure (failure to thrive)?

What are the racial predilections of pediatric growth failure (failure to thrive)?

What are the sexual predilections of pediatric growth failure (failure to thrive)?

Which age groups have the highest prevalence of growth failure?

Presentation

What is the focus of maternal medical history in the evaluation of pediatric growth failure (failure to thrive)?

What is the focus of neonatal medical history in the evaluation of pediatric growth failure (failure to thrive)?

What is the focus of an infant's medical history in the evaluation of pediatric growth failure (failure to thrive)?

What is included in the feeding history for the evaluation of pediatric growth failure (failure to thrive)?

What is included in the psychosocial history for the evaluation of pediatric growth failure (failure to thrive)?

What is included in the physical exam to evaluate pediatric growth failure (failure to thrive)?

Which physical findings are characteristic of pediatric growth failure (failure to thrive)?

DDX

Which conditions are included in the differential diagnoses of pediatric growth failure (failure to thrive)?

What are the differential diagnoses for Failure to Thrive?

Workup

What is the role of lab testing in the workup of pediatric growth failure (failure to thrive)?

What is the role of imaging studies in the workup of pediatric growth failure (failure to thrive)?

Treatment

How is pediatric growth failure (failure to thrive) treated?

What is included in nutritional treatment of pediatric growth failure (failure to thrive)?

What is the role of family interventions in the treatment of pediatric growth failure (failure to thrive)?

What is the role of surgery in the treatment of pediatric growth failure (failure to thrive)?

Which specialist consultations are beneficial to caregivers and infants with growth failure (failure to thrive)?

When is reporting to child protection services indicated in the treatment of pediatric growth failure (failure to thrive)?

Which dietary modifications are used in the treatment of pediatric growth failure (failure to thrive)?

Which activity modifications are used in the treatment of pediatric growth failure (failure to thrive)?

Medications

What is the role of medications in the treatment of pediatric growth failure (failure to thrive)?

Follow-up

What is included in long-term monitoring of pediatric growth failure (failure to thrive)?

When is inpatient care indicated for the treatment for pediatric growth failure (failure to thrive)?

How is pediatric growth failure (failure to thrive) prevented?

What is the prognosis of pediatric growth failure (failure to thrive)?

What is included in patient education about pediatric growth failure (failure to thrive)?