pediatrics

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.

Aerobic Exercise May Improve Behavioral Issues in School

Aerobic Exercise May Improve Behavioral Issues in School

The use of 'cybercycles' reduces classroom disruptions for children with autism, ADHD and other behavioral disorders.

Peanut Exposure at 4 Months Beneficial for High-Risk Infants

Peanut Exposure at 4 Months Beneficial for High-Risk Infants

The change in allergy recommendations were based on results of a groundbreaking clinical trial.

US Health Care Spending on Children Soars

US Health Care Spending on Children Soars

The greatest areas of growth in absolute terms were inpatient well-newborn care, ADHD and asthma.

Infant Health Care Use Reduced by Home-Visiting Program

Infant Health Care Use Reduced by Home-Visiting Program

This universal program that employs nurse-parent educator teams show a reduction in ER use.

Downward Trends Continue for Teen Drug Use

Downward Trends Continue for Teen Drug Use

The use of tobacco and alcohol among teens also decreased significantly.

Significant Increase in Neonatal Abstinence Syndrome in Rural Areas

Significant Increase in Neonatal Abstinence Syndrome in Rural Areas

The number of cases have risen because of widespread maternal drug abuse, researchers say.

Premature Infants Benefit Long-Term from Continuous Skin-to-Skin Contact

Premature Infants Benefit Long-Term from Continuous Skin-to-Skin Contact

'Kangaroo mother care' was linked to increased survival, with better social and behavioral outcomes.

Pediatric DKA Hospitalizations Shortened with Clinical Practice Guidelines

Pediatric DKA Hospitalizations Shortened with Clinical Practice Guidelines

Shorter hospitalizations were seen among children with DKA after clinical guideline implementation.

Long-Term Benefits with Psychotherapy in Depressed Teens

Long-Term Benefits with Psychotherapy in Depressed Teens

Early treatment of depression may lower the risk of future episodes of mood disorders.

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