Alan Drabkin, MD

Alan Drabkin, MD, is a clinical editor for DynaMed, a database of comprehensive updated summaries ­covering more than 3,200 clinical topics, and Assistant Clinical Professor of Population Medicine at Harvard Medical School.

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Stat Consult: Cleft Lip and Palate

Stat Consult: Cleft Lip and Palate

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Cleft lip and palate is defined as congenital malformation of the upper lip and/or oral cavity disrupting normal facial structure and oromotor function.

Stat Consult: Chronic Low Back Pain

Stat Consult: Chronic Low Back Pain

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Chronic low back pain (LBP) defined as persistent or fluctuating musculoskeletal pain of lower back and lumbar spine lasting >3 months.

Childhood Obesity/Overweight Steadily Increased From 1999 to 2014

Childhood Obesity/Overweight Steadily Increased From 1999 to 2014

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If trends continue, about one-third of children and one-half of teens will be obese/overweight by 2030.

Stat Consult: Parenteral Nutrition Issues

Stat Consult: Parenteral Nutrition Issues

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Some include mechanical complications, central vascular access complications, and compatibility issues.

Stat consult: Sudden cardiac death

Stat consult: Sudden cardiac death

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Described as death within an hour of onset of any symptom

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