pediatrics

'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.

Pediatricians Can Have a Role in Helping Children of Divorce

Pediatricians Can Have a Role in Helping Children of Divorce

Pediatricians should be the child's advocate and try to maintain relationships with both their parents.

Two Doses of HPV Vaccine Effectively Protects Younger Teens Against Virus

Two Doses of HPV Vaccine Effectively Protects Younger Teens Against Virus

This global study supports the revised regimen for those aged 15 years and younger.

Many Preschoolers Not Receiving Treatment for Mental Health Problems

Many Preschoolers Not Receiving Treatment for Mental Health Problems

The American Academy of Pediatrics wants to expand access to family-based therapies.

Diagnoses of ADHD Among US Preschoolers Are Stabilizing

Diagnoses of ADHD Among US Preschoolers Are Stabilizing

The 2011 AAP treatment guidelines may have contributed to the stabilization of ADHD diagnoses of preschoolers.

Rise in Depression Rates in Adolescents, Especially Young Females

Rise in Depression Rates in Adolescents, Especially Young Females

The authors suggest that cyberbullying and social media use may be possible causes.

Mixed Results in Using iPads to Treat Amblyopia in Children

Mixed Results in Using iPads to Treat Amblyopia in Children

Benefits were seen, but there were no clear and long-term advantages in using binocular gaming over patching when treating amblyopia.

Lower Survival Rates for Children with Nighttime CPR Events

Lower Survival Rates for Children with Nighttime CPR Events

Pediatric CPR events at night was associated with a 12% reduced odds of survival.

Higher HPV Immunization Associated with School-Required Tdap Vaccinations

Higher HPV Immunization Associated with School-Required Tdap Vaccinations

This study suggests that there may be a 'spillover' effect when children get other mandated immunizations.

Tdap Vaccine Not Shown to Cause Any Significant Birth Defects

Tdap Vaccine Not Shown to Cause Any Significant Birth Defects

These findings should reassure women to get the Tdap vaccine in order to help protect their infant against pertussis.

USPSTF Updates Recommendations for Obesity Screening in Children

USPSTF Updates Recommendations for Obesity Screening in Children

The US Preventive Services Task Force fine-tunes their 2010 obesity screening recommendations.

Opioid Overdosing in Children and Teens Rising Dramatically

Opioid Overdosing in Children and Teens Rising Dramatically

This study has found that from 1997 to 2012, 1.3% of children that were hospitalized for opioid overdose had died.

New Guidelines Presented Regarding Fluoroquinolone Use in Children

New Guidelines Presented Regarding Fluoroquinolone Use in Children

These guidelines suggest that fluoroquinolones should be considered in specific situations when there is no safe and effective alternative.

Free E-Newsletter