Recent research advances are providing insight on infectious causative mechanisms for this recently described disease in children.
Pediatricians need to implement the strategies of assessing, adjusting, and reviewing symptoms and risks of severe asthma to confirm the diagnosis and implement appropriate interventions.
Why is there a gap in the mental health training of general pediatricians? This is a question that brings about a wide spectrum of opinions and likely just as many emotions from clinicians. Although there is no single answer to this question, the lack of appropriate training in mental health remains an issue in the training of pediatricians.
A recent study suggests that positive childhood experiences may counter the damaging effects of adverse experiences.
Pediatric educational and policy conferences are always special, providing opportunities to update knowledge and practice skills; introduce new practice guidelines with rationales for evidence-based changes; present the most recent research findings that have the potential to improve practice and healthcare outcomes; and unequalled opportunities for networking.
This month’s spotlight is Pediatric Oncology as Contemporary Pediatrics sits down exclusively with pediatric oncologist Lisa Diller, MD, vice chair, Clinical Affairs, and medical director, Clinical Cancer and Blood Disorders Service Line, Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, Boston, Massachusetts, to discuss the one key condition for which she believes community pediatricians should be especially aware—retinoblastoma.
A European study reveals that obesity criteria used by the American Academy of Pediatrics to diagnose pediatric hypertension helps identify more children at risk of cardiovascular disease.
To address the different fears motivating vaccine-hesitant parents versus antivaccine parents, one must understand the historical resistance to vaccination.
When considering a diagnosis of attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), it's important for the clinician to keep an eye out for symptoms of hyperactivity. Here are 6 key symptoms to aid in diagnosis.
Understanding which insurance payment denials are valid and which are inappropriate is the first step to practices successfully getting paid for services rendered.