Both the protests in the summer of 2020 for racial justice and the news that non-White Americans are disproportionately affected by COVID-19 have highlighted the urgent need to address racism everywhere, including in pediatric practice.
A neurodevelopmentally impaired 6-year-old girl is referred for examination of asymptomatic skin lesions on the right forearm due to concern for possible child abuse. What's the diagnosis?
A 5-month-old girl with a large scalp infantile hemangioma (IH), present since 6 weeks of age, is evaluated in the emergency department for lethargy and pallor.
Amy Hess-Fischl, MS, RD, LDN, BC-ADM, CDCES shares clinical pearls for the management of school aged children with diabetes.
The sweeping legislation contains tax code reform, health care provisions and climate change action. What does it mean for physicians?
Although much of the discourse around telehealth rightfully focuses on its benefits, the potential drawbacks and limitations are often glossed over, particularly around provider burden
Fact vs myth when it comes to babies breathing during breastfeeding.
COVID-19 has brought telemedicine to the forefront of medical care. Here's some strategies that can help streamline the process, using teamwork.
Over-the-counter (OTC) remedies are widely available, but some carry drug-drug or drug-disease interactions that clinicians and families should know.
An 18-day-old girl whose right cheek had become increasingly red and warm over 24 hours was directly admitted to an inpatient unit. She had firmness and pain to the affected area, fussiness, increased sleeping, and poor feeding, preferring the bottle to breastfeeding. What's the diagnosis?
A review examined the ways in which costs can be reduced for patients with varying types of atopic dermatitis.
Multidisciplinary insights on helping patients with ADHD during the COVID-19 pandemic, medication abuse, and other factors affecting care.
Good night, sleep tight! Researchers performed a 9-year follow-up of sleep disturbance and ADHD symptoms in a population-based cohort study.
The medicine cabinet can be a potential source of prescription drugs for teenagers to misuse. This article offers advice on discussing the hazards of such misuse with adolescents.
Diaper dermatitis is common and the differential diagnosis is broad. Here are 5 cases that illustrate the various diagnoses that fall within this spectrum.
A healthy 14-year-old boy presented at our dermatology practice with acute onset of an intensely itchy rash that first appeared 2 months prior.
Pediatric adolescent gynecologic topics are critical to the practice, and patient families.
A female aged 13 years with morbid obesity and recent hospitalization for pyelonephritis presents with abdominal pain, tachycardia, and shortness of breath. What's the diagnosis?
The Omicron variant caused the most symptoms in pediatric patients. However, there were no differences in adverse outcomes by COVID-19 variant.
A physician’s goal is to care for patients, but a key part of being able to provide that care is the eternal quest for payment. One way to ensure that a practice maximizes its coding regimen is to make sure each session can be efficiently billed.
For adolescent patients, psychosocial concerns can be an important part of care and routine validated screening can help pediatricians determine which patients may require extra care or even a specialist.
Is the economy on the verge of a crash? Let’s examine what the facts say.
A 19-year-old male presents to the emergency department (ED) with headache and fever of 4 days’ duration. Six days earlier, his left palm had been punctured by a rusty nail. What's the diagnosis?
It effects most teenagers and can lead to mental distress. Here are 5 important facts about acne vulgaris in adolescents.
The stress of enduring an infectious disease pandemic expresses itself in a variety of mental health conditions, but the likelihood of experiencing particular symptoms depends on who you are.
Karen O. Klein, MD, and Kent L. Reifschneider, MD, discuss a central precocious puberty (CPP) patient case regarding factors that would lead a physician to either stop treating a patient or continue with treatment.
Patients’ ability to choose can affect your practice.
Experts in pediatric hepatology share advice for the optimal management of Alagille syndrome.
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?