CAR T-cell therapy offers pediatric patients hope, but also can bring numerous physical and emotional rollercoaster experiences for the family.
For Contemporary Pediatrics, Dr Bobby Lazzara discusses the latest data on the effectiveness of CAR T-cell therapy from the ELIANA trial, which was presented at the 2018 American Society of Hematology annual meeting in San Diego, California.
The teenaged years are difficult across the board, but a report highlights the additional challenges for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender (LGBT) adolescents and calls to attention their increased risk for suicide attempts.
Teenagers look to those around them to form their diet patterns, and for low-income African American teenagers in particular, parental involvement and monitoring is key to making good choices.
A new study reveals that children are developing eating disorders at younger ages, and that there is little difference in gender distribution.
Not all children who have seizures are diagnosed with epilepsy, and a definitive diagnosis can be difficult to make. Now, researchers from the Netherlands have developed a Web-based tool to help clinicians predict the probability of future seizures based on early clinical data.
Baby-led introduction of complementary foods is a practice gaining in popularity among families with infants ready for the change from breast milk or formula to table foods, but it must be done in a developmentally appropriate way.
A 4-year-old girl presents to the emergency department (ED) with a 12-hour history of progressively worsening episodic left lower quadrant (LLQ) abdominal pain and nonbilious emesis. There was no history of fever, diarrhea, hematochezia, constipation, or dysuria. The child was previously healthy, did not take any medications, and had no history of prior surgery.
Here are some various observations that have guided my own pediatric practice over the years. Perhaps they will help you with yours.
Pediatric practices could make significant improvements to their developmental surveillance and screening processes in a short time. This project team’s initiative shows just how quickly your practice can, too.