The Dx of ADHD

October 15, 2020

Attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) was first recognized over 100 years ago, but the diagnostic criteria has changed over the years. Here's a look at the latest guidance for diagnosing ADHD.

Examining efficacy of flu shot in preventing severe flu

October 15, 2020

The influenza vaccine has been recommended as a key way to reduce severe influenza in children. An investigation examines how effective the 2018-2019 vaccine was in preventing hospitalization and emergency department visits.

The Rx of ADHD

October 14, 2020

Following the diagnosis of attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), the next step is treatment, which can include parent behavior management training, school-based interventions, and medication. Here's a look at the latest in ADHD treatments.

Vesical fissure in a newborn female: A variant of bladder exstrophy

October 13, 2020

During a newborn's initial examination, doctors discovered a non-erythematous, midline, suprapubic dimple located 5 cm below the level of the umbilicus. The remainder of the examination was unremarkable. On the second day of life, the newborn had a wet diaper with urine appearing to originate from 2 separate sources, including the dimple. What's the diagnosis?

Improving asthma outcomes with a multipronged approach

October 13, 2020

Minority children often have worse asthma outcomes than their white peers and many of them attend Head Start preschool programs. An investigation examines whether an intervention including both school and home components improves asthma outcomes.

Bruise-like marks on a healthy teenage male’s back

October 09, 2020

A 15-year-old male first noticed the marks on his back during a recent vertical growth spurt. On exam there are multiple horizontal violaceous linear striae on his back. He is otherwise healthy and denies any history of back injury or exposure to topical or systemic steroids. What's the diagnosis?

Practice marketing that won’t break the bank or need lots of time

October 05, 2020

Marketing the practice may not be what strikes passion for many pediatricians, but it doesn’t need to be a source of worry. A presentation at the virtual 2020 American Academy of Pediatrics National Conference & Exhibition offers some tips that don’t require a lot of time, money, or even skill.

Keep an eye out for congenital cytomegalovirus

October 05, 2020

Catching congenital cytomegalovirus can help improve the outcomes for affected children. A presentation at the virtual 2020 American Academy of Pediatrics National Conference & Exhibition shares insights on screening and treating the infection.

How to overcome discomfort with the genital exam

October 05, 2020

Genital exams to determine whether a patient has been abused or for some other reason can cause discomfort in many pediatricians. A presentation at the virtual 2020 American Academy of Pediatrics National Conference & Exhibition showed how clinicians can overcome this fear as well as what the clinician should do to prepare for such exams.

10 tips for using technology to promote health

October 04, 2020

When discussing technology in pediatrics, it can often seem like it’s only a source of problems. A presentation at the virtual 2020 American Academy of Pediatrics National Conference & Exhibition offers 10 ways that technology can help promote health.

Watching out for eating disorders in kids and teens

October 04, 2020

Eating may become disordered for some pediatric patients. A presentation at the virtual 2020 American Academy of Pediatrics National Conference & Exhibition gives guidance on how to identify and manage eating disorders in pediatrics.

Tackling parental concerns about chemicals in vaccines and the home

October 04, 2020

We may have grown used to chemicals being a part of everyday life, but some will cause many parents to worry. A presentation at the virtual 2020 American Academy of Pediatrics National Conference & Exhibition offers guidance on how to address these concerns.

Tool can aid clinicians in discovering and assessing suicidality

October 03, 2020

For children experiencing suicidality, a quick and accurate assessment can mean a world of difference. A presentation at the virtual 2020 American Academy of Pediatrics National Conference & Exhibition offers a look at a tool that can help clinicians.

Managing headache with a tiered approach

October 03, 2020

Headache may be one of the most recognizable health concerns, but managing it may not always be clear. A presentation at the virtual 2020 American Academy of Pediatrics National Conference & Exhibition offers a tiered approach to aid in management.