pediatrics

Elevated Blood Lead Levels in America Being Missed by Pediatricians

Elevated Blood Lead Levels in America Being Missed by Pediatricians

In 23 of 39 reporting states, pediatric care providers identified fewer than half of children with EBLL.

Family-Centered Rounds Checklist Benefits Quality of Care of Patients

Family-Centered Rounds Checklist Benefits Quality of Care of Patients

Implementing checklists improves the delivery of FCRs, while impacting quality and safety of care.

Pre-Operative Information Delivered Better Via Web-Based Platform

Pre-Operative Information Delivered Better Via Web-Based Platform

Children ages 3 to 12 years were better at attaining pre-op information from interactive web-based platforms.

Global Child and Adolescent Mortality Decreases From 1990 to 2015

Global Child and Adolescent Mortality Decreases From 1990 to 2015

Countries with lower sociodemographic index had a larger proportion of mortality burden in 2015 vs 1990.

Influenza Vaccinations Associated with Decreased Flu-Linked Pediatric Deaths

Influenza Vaccinations Associated with Decreased Flu-Linked Pediatric Deaths

Influenza vaccine effectiveness was 51% among children with high-risk conditions and 65% overall.

Q&A: How To Transition Pediatric Patients into Adult Care

Q&A: How To Transition Pediatric Patients into Adult Care

Having these discussions and providing this guidance should be an expectation of good care.

Tobacco Use More Prevalent Among Sexual Minority Youths

Tobacco Use More Prevalent Among Sexual Minority Youths

Among girls, lesbian and bisexual girls were more likely to report current use of any tobacco product.

Limited Child Development Benefits Seen with Breastfeeding

Limited Child Development Benefits Seen with Breastfeeding

After propensity matching, the only statistically significant outcome was hyperactivity at age 3 years.

Prescription Opioid Use Among US Teens Recently Declining

Prescription Opioid Use Among US Teens Recently Declining

Lifetime prevalence of use peaked in 1989, 2002, and stable until a decline in 2013 to 2015.

Brief Interventions by Physicians May Decrease Cannabis Use in Youths

Brief Interventions by Physicians May Decrease Cannabis Use in Youths

Interventions by general practitioners did not cut overall use, but it did reduce use in those younger than 18 years.

USPSTF Recommends Early Vision Screening in Children

USPSTF Recommends Early Vision Screening in Children

Children should be screened for amblyopia before the age of 5.

Asthma Risk in Offspring Increases with Low Maternal Vitamin E Levels

Asthma Risk in Offspring Increases with Low Maternal Vitamin E Levels

Association was strongest for the vitamin E isoform α-tocopherol, found in safflower and sunflower oils.

Nasal Nerve Block Found to Treat Children with Migraines

Nasal Nerve Block Found to Treat Children with Migraines

Local anesthetic is administered to the sphenopalatine ganglion via nasal catheters.

Quality Improvement Project Lowers Use of Head CT in Children

Quality Improvement Project Lowers Use of Head CT in Children

There was a reduction in CT use from 29.2% to 17.4% during the post-intervention period.

Higher Asthma Mortality Seen in Black Children

Higher Asthma Mortality Seen in Black Children

This group has 6 times the odds of dying from the illness compared to whites and Hispanics.

AAP Addresses Risks to Youths Since Marijuana Legalization Ruling

AAP Addresses Risks to Youths Since Marijuana Legalization Ruling

Legalization in many states may lead parents and children to think the drug is benign.

Resistant Infection Rates Increasing Among US Children

Resistant Infection Rates Increasing Among US Children

Research highlights the increasing community vulnerability.

Burnout Prevalent Among Many Pediatric Residents

Burnout Prevalent Among Many Pediatric Residents

Residents with burnout have increased odds of suboptimal patient care attitudes and behaviors.

Headache Precedes Stroke More Often in Children Than Adults

Headache Precedes Stroke More Often in Children Than Adults

However, ischemic strokes are still very rare in children.

Overdose Risk Increases in Children Whose Mothers Have Prescribed Opioids

Overdose Risk Increases in Children Whose Mothers Have Prescribed Opioids

This second study finds that opioids are stored unsafely in many households with children.

AAP Releases Policy Statement on Well-Being of Child Witnesses

AAP Releases Policy Statement on Well-Being of Child Witnesses

Recommendations for pediatricians relating to expert testimony is also provided.

'Anaphylaxis Emergency Plan' Guidance Provided by AAP

'Anaphylaxis Emergency Plan' Guidance Provided by AAP

Pediatricians suggest families of at-risk children should have a written action plan.

Additional Newborn Screening Tests for Metabolic Disorders Approved by FDA

Additional Newborn Screening Tests for Metabolic Disorders Approved by FDA

These detect Mucopolysaccharidosis Type 1, Pompe, Gaucher and Fabry.

Addressing Pediatric Obesity with New Clinical Practice Guidelines

Addressing Pediatric Obesity with New Clinical Practice Guidelines

This was developed for assessment, treatment and prevention of pediatric obesity.

Over 6 Million Pediatric Office Visits A Year for ADHD

Over 6 Million Pediatric Office Visits A Year for ADHD

The number represents 6% of all children's visits to the doctor in 2012-2013.

Pediatric Practices Should Consider Consent by Proxy, Report Says

Pediatric Practices Should Consider Consent by Proxy, Report Says

Policies should be developed that meet applicable laws without preventing access to necessary care.

How To Improve Sleep Among Socioeconomically Disadvantaged Children

How To Improve Sleep Among Socioeconomically Disadvantaged Children

Socioeconomically disadvantaged children have a higher rate of sleep difficulties than children from high-income households.

Pediatric Cancer QoL Improved with Yoga Intervention

Pediatric Cancer QoL Improved with Yoga Intervention

Fairly high levels of interest were demonstrated by patients and family members in this pilot program.

Offensive Parents Risk Compromising Pediatric Quality of Care

Offensive Parents Risk Compromising Pediatric Quality of Care

Doctors and nurses made worse decisions when confronted by 'an angry mother,' study finds.

Depression Risk Associated with Physical Activity Level in Childhood

Depression Risk Associated with Physical Activity Level in Childhood

Higher moderate-to-vigorous physical activity predicts fewer symptoms of major depression in children.

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