With a vast potential for benefit, studies show this benefit is likely and of no risk at all, and the analysis overwhelmingly favors a universal recommendation for the early introduction of the Big Eight allergenic foods to infants. It should come as no surprise, then, that despite the measured AAP recommendation, numerous experts and institutions advocate this very approach. Here's what 8 have to say.
Bug bites, sunburn, and homesickness are the worst things that parents likely expect to happen to their children when they send them off to summer camp. However, a new study in Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology: In Practice indicates that camp may not be prepared to recognize and treat anaphylaxis caused by food allergies.
Children who undergo cardiac surgery for congenital heart disease are at increased risk for both long-term end stage kidney disease (ESKD) and mortality, according to a new study in the Clinical Journal of American Society of Nephrology.
A new study in the Journal of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics shows that 98% of toddlers and two-thirds of infants consume added sugars in their diets each day.
Patients with diabetes have an increased risk of developing depression. A new study in Pediatric Diabetes, however, takes this one step further, suggesting that depressive symptoms among youths with diabetes varies by diabetes type.
E-cigarette use continues to be popular among middle and high school children, according to a new study published in JAMA. Flavored e-cigarettes are popular among them as well.
One of the most frustrating elements of medicine, for patient and pediatrician alike, is the cost of medication -- and the often-inscrutable reasons for that cost. At the final plenary session for October 27, 2019, at the 2019 American Academy of Pediatrics National Conference & Exhibition, John D. Lantos, MD, director at the Bioethics Center and professor of pediatrics at the University of Missouri Kansas City School of Medicine, presented on the high costs of medication, the ethical conundrums the costs can create, and what the pediatrician can do in practice to help combat.
In a session at the American Academy of Pediatrics 2019 National Conference & Exhibition, Ellen R. Wald, MD, FAAP, Chair of the Department of Pediatrics at the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health and Pediatrician-in-Chief of the American Family Children's Hospital, in Madison, covered the latest guidance for diagnosing and treating the condition.
It’s one of the scariest moments that a pediatrician will face in his or her career: a medical error or preventable adverse event. Here is some practical advice on how to manage this event.
After assessing a child who is presenting with some type of infectious disease, the next step is to run a diagnostic test, such as a rapid strep test or measles. However, is that always the best decision?