Care of Adults with Chronic Childhood Conditions

A Practical Guide

  • Mariecel Pilapil
  • David E. DeLaet
  • Alice A. Kuo
  • Cynthia Peacock
  • Niraj Sharma

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxvi
  2. Facilitating the Transition from Pediatric-Oriented to Adult-Oriented Primary Care

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
  3. Care of the Emerging Adult

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 15-15
    2. Stacey Weinstein, Paul Bixenstine, Daniel Karlin, Faysal Saab, Linnaea Schuttner, Angelica Zen et al.
      Pages 17-35
  4. Case-Based Examples of Management of the Young Adult with a Chronic Childhood Condition

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 37-37
    2. David S. Stein, Elizabeth B. Harstad, William J. Barbaresi
      Pages 39-51
    3. Tara Crapnell, Lynette Lau, Christopher D. Hanks, Christina Nicolaidis, Alice A. Kuo
      Pages 53-65
    4. Jonathan Tolentino, Gregg Talente
      Pages 67-85
    5. Nirupa Jaya Raghunathan, Larissa Nekhlyudov, Linda S. Overholser
      Pages 87-101
    6. Joseph Truglio, Barry Love
      Pages 103-116
    7. Ross C. Klingsberg, Michael Landry
      Pages 117-129
    8. Elizabeth O. Buschur, Stephanie Lawrence
      Pages 131-147
    9. Kristin M. Jensen, Peter D. Bulova
      Pages 149-166
    10. Kimberly Carter Bates
      Pages 167-182
    11. Elana Maser, Anish Patel
      Pages 183-201
    12. Kamala Gullapalli Cotts
      Pages 203-220
    13. Tova Ronis, Patience H. White
      Pages 221-233
    14. Elba Y. Gerena Maldonado
      Pages 235-244
    15. Linda S. Overholser, Tiffiny Diers, Kathryn Hassell
      Pages 245-258
    16. Heather Stewart, Eva Waite
      Pages 259-277
    17. Ellen Fremion, Jonathan Tolentino, Rose Khavari, Julie N. Stewart
      Pages 279-299
  5. Other Clinical Considerations in the Care of Adults with Chronic Childhood Conditions

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 301-301
    2. Susan Hunt, Deonna Monnahan
      Pages 309-325
    3. Devesh Upadhya, Cynthia Peacock
      Pages 327-331
    4. Jenny M. Lieberman, Miguel X. Escalon
      Pages 333-341
    5. Jennifer M. LeComte
      Pages 343-353
    6. Jill Ann Jarrell
      Pages 355-362
  6. Socio-Legal Aspects of Transition Care

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 363-363
    2. Daniel J. Coletti, Naomi S. Kane
      Pages 365-376
    3. Gregory S. Sawicki
      Pages 377-383
    4. Kitty O’Hare, Alice A. Kuo
      Pages 385-391
    5. Alice A Kuo, Cory Ellen Nourie
      Pages 393-398
    6. David E. DeLaet, Cory Ellen Nourie
      Pages 399-406
    7. Jennifer H. Chuang, Jane Subak Kennedy
      Pages 407-411
    8. Beth Sufian, James Passamano, Amy Sopchak
      Pages 413-420
  7. Back Matter
    Pages 421-436

About this book


This book addresses the unique healthcare needs of adults with chronic childhood illnesses. It presents a model of primary and secondary prevention for emerging adulthood—primary prevention in which all young adults are screened for high-risk behaviors and health needs and secondary prevention in which young adults with chronic childhood conditions are optimized through coordinated care, connections to community resources and social/family support.

This book is organized in five parts. Part I provides a detailed overview of the health care transition from pediatrics to adult medicine from both a policy and practice perspective. In Part II, the concept of emerging adulthood as a developmental period is explored and strategies for providing improved comprehensive care for this age group are discussed. Part III reviews specific chronic childhood conditions, such as attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder, autism, cystic fibrosis, and diabetes mellitus, and offers clinical cases and summary reports that can be used as a quick guides to each condition. In Part IV, additional clinical considerations that are not necessarily condition-specific but are highly relevant to the care of young adults with chronic childhood conditions are examined. Part V describes the socio-legal issues involved in caring for this population. 

Care of Adults with Chronic Childhood Conditions provides primary care providers with a new framework for the care of young adults and identifies opportunities to influence patient health outcomes over a life trajectory.


adults with chronic childhood illnesses contributions form experts in internal medicine and pediatrics management of childhood diseases in adults special issues in care of adults with childhood illnesses transition from pediatric to adult primary care

Editors and affiliations

  • Mariecel Pilapil
    • 1
  • David E. DeLaet
    • 2
  • Alice A. Kuo
    • 3
  • Cynthia Peacock
    • 4
  • Niraj Sharma
    • 5
  1. 1.School of MedicineHofstra North Shore-LIJ School of MedicineLAKE SUCCESSUSA
  2. 2.Mount Sinai School of Medicine NEW YORKUSA
  3. 3.University of California Los Angeles SANTA MONICAUSA
  4. 4.Baylor Clinic HOUSTONUSA
  5. 5.Brigham and Women's Hospital BOSTONUSA

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer International Publishing Switzerland 2016
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Medicine Medicine (R0)
  • Print ISBN 978-3-319-43825-2
  • Online ISBN 978-3-319-43827-6
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