Treatment guidelines on community-acquired pneumonia (CAP) are very clear on the critical first step: Make sure that your patients are immunized against influenza, a leading cause of pneumonia in children. The guidelines from 2 major infectious disease societies offer other valuable advice to help you diagnose accurately and respond effectively without over treating.
Here?s welcome news for nervous parents and the pediatricians who have to deal with urinary tract infections (UTI) in infants: New guidelines from the American Academy of Pediatrics do not recommend routine use of voiding cystourethrography after the first UTI in febrile infants and children aged 2 to 24 months. Read more for information on when the test is indicated as well as other changes in UTI diagnosis and management.
Clinical evaluation of simple febrile seizure in infants and young children aged 6 months to 5 years should focus on identifying the source of the child?s fever, according to updated practice guidelines released by the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP).
A single dose of tetanus toxoid, reduced diphtheria toxoid, and acellular pertussis vaccine is recommended by the Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices for all persons 11 to 18 years old to boost immunity to pertussis.
New guidelines on the use of tonsillectomy in children aged 1 to 18 years suggest restricting the surgery to those children who are most severely affected by tonsillitis or throat infections.
Children and adolescents who have been diagnosed as obese may not be receiving the recommended laboratory screening tests for obesity-related complications, including diabetes and liver and lipid abnormalities, from their primary care physicians.
The National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence (NICE) has issued guidance for the management of bedwetting in children and young people.
After laying groundwork in gene therapy for a couple of decades, we are now on the cusp of reaping benefits and are actually seeing efficacy in a large number of patients.
It's been 50 years since the publication of the first study demonstrating that chest compressions can be a life-saving measure for victims of cardiac arrest and 5 years since the American Heart Association published their 2005 Guidelines for Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation and Emergency Cardiac Care.
American Academy of Pediatrics has updated its iron intake guidelines for infants and children 3 years old and younger to help physicians and parents prevent iron deficiency and iron deficiency anemia in these children.