C pneumoniae is a frequent cause of respiratory disease in children, but pinning down a laboratory diagnosis is difficult. Here are some tips on when to suspect this organism and how to treat the infection.
An obtunded 2-year-old: A volatie situation.
It's clear that three years of residency training isn't enough. Since we are unlikely to convince hospitals or the government to fund a fourth year, and since the expectation for comprehensive care by pediatricians is likely to increase, the only answer is to keep learning. If we run hard enough, we might be able to jump over the bar before they have a chance to raise it again.
Children who complain of frequent bellyaches present a vexing clinical challenge. These guidelines will help you rule out organic disease and manage an ongoing biopsychosocial disorder.
From putting weight on premature infants to improving peak air flow in children with asthma, massage therapy has demonstrated impressive results. This pioneer touch researcher reviews the data and offers some intriguing hypotheses for how massage produces its effects.
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Catheterizing infants to monitor urine production has become so common that practitioners can lose sight of the procedure's dangers. These guidelines will help prevent urethral injuries.