Cheryl Guttman Krader is a contributor to Dermatology Times, Ophthalmology Times, and Urology Times.
Looking at systemic treatment for atopic dermatitis
New and forthcoming options bring opportunity for optimizing patient care.
Using dupilumab for pediatric alopecia areata
Hair regrowth was observed after starting dupilumab treatment in some pediatric patients with a history of severe and refractory alopecia areata and concomitant atopic dermatitis.
Caring for parents after the sudden death of a child
Pediatricians can use the growing body of knowledge from biomedical and grief research as the basis for improving their care of bereaved parents in crisis.
Update on acute flaccid myelitis
Recent research advances are providing insight on infectious causative mechanisms for this recently described disease in children.
Climate change has adverse effects on children’s health
Children are more physiologically and developmentally vulnerable to health problems created by climate change.
What pediatricians should know about diagnosing autism
The pediatric medical home is the perfect place for early diagnosis of children who may have autism spectrum disorder.
Jump in STIs among teens raises red flags
Pediatricians should intensify screening for sexually transmitted infections (STIs) among all adolescent patients, whether or not they self-report being sexually active.
Physical literacy: New paradigm for fighting physical inactivity
A generation of inactive children is headed toward a lifetime of preventable pathologies unless clinicians enact a fundamental shift in attitudes toward exercise and physical activity.
Sleep management is crucial for infants and young children
Pediatricians can uncover important health problems by asking parents a few simple questions about their child’s sleep habits and behaviors.
Carefully monitor patients on biologic response modifiers
Be vigilant for infectious complications in children who are prescribed biologic response modifiers for various immune-mediated diseases.
How to identify warning signs in suicidal youth
Pediatricians are in a unique position to identify risk factors for suicide and provide anticipatory guidance and interventions to patients and families.
5 environmental neurotoxicants are potent health risks
Pediatricians know from their training that chemicals in the environment are important causes of neurodevelopmental and other health problems in children, but clinicians need to keep that information top-of-mind in daily practice and apply it in counseling and evaluation, said Philip J. Landrigan, MD, MSc, FAAP.
What’s new about pediatric appendicitis
Innovations in the evaluation and management of appendicitis could lead to better patient care and improved outcomes.
Antimicrobials approved for children’s skin infections
For the first time in a decade, there are antibiotics newly approved for use in children with skin and skin structure infections that do not respond to conventional treatment.
Screen routinely for central neurologic disorders
Pediatricians are the frontline providers for identifying neurologic problems in neonates and infants.
Learn to identify noncutaneous vascular anomalies
Education for pediatricians about vascular anomalies primarily focuses on cutaneous malformations and vascular tumors, but vascular anomalies also affect deeper tissues and organs.
Are we medicalizing “the terrible 2s”?
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has been monitoring the prevalence of diagnosed and medicated attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) among children aged 4 to 17 years since 1997, and the evolving data show rates for both measures have been rising steadily and more dramatically in recent years.
Eyes on maternal health: Metabolic conditions and ASD
Autism spectrum disorders (ASDs) are etiologically complex. Evidence that the origin begins in utero has made maternal conditions as risk factors during pregnancy the focus of increasing research.
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