Nicholas Brownstone, MD


Novel triple-combination acne treatment shows early, significant results

Investigators explore the effectiveness of new combination therapies to address the multifactorial pathophysiology of acne vulgaris.

Alok Patel, MD


Help parents navigate food trends and labels

Guidelines provided by the government and nutrition watchdog organizations can help practitioners teach caregivers about wholesome foods for their children.

Ashley Gallagher


FDA approves Dyanavel XR for ADHD treatment in kids 6 and older

In a clinical study of healthy adults, Dyanavel XR tablets were deemed to be bioequivalent to amphetamine extended-release oral suspension in patients with attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) by the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA).

Devyani Chowdhury, MD, MHA, FACC, FAAP


Return to sports for adolescents and children after recovery from COVID-19

Coronavirus 2019 disease (COVID-19) is often mild, but can lead to cardiovascular harm. Ensuring the safe return to sports by affected children will be a necessity.

Sandy L. Chung, MD, FAAP, FACHE


The challenge of virtual learning

With the impending return to in-person learning, it is time to address the challenges and limitations children and families faced with virtual learning over the past several months.

Kirsten Saetre, DO


Altered mental state in a 2-year-old boy

A 26-month-old boy presents for mild altered mental status and balance issues following a fall the day before. There was no loss of consciousness or vomiting but he subsequently complained of left-sided head pain. What's the diagnosis?

Sarah Pitts, MD


Hormonal contraception’s effect on adolescent bone health

Hormonal implants are generally thought to be safe for bone, although whether a young adolescent would reach their genetically determined PBM while using a contraceptive implant is not known.

Luis F Seguias, MD


Chronic care management: Increase the value of your practice!

As primary care providers, pediatricians often manage children with multiple chronic conditions. Knowing how to code properly for chronic care management (CCM) of these patients will ensure proper reimbursement for CCM services.

Jocelyn Silvester, MD


A new diagnostic paradigm for celiac disease

Since the middle of the 20th century and into the 21st century, the incidence of celiac disease has been rising significantly throughout the Western world. Here is what you need to know about this autoimmune condition.

Jessica Y. Shim, MD


How to identify common pediatric vulvar conditions

Understanding signs, symptoms helps determine the best treatment regimen.

Victoria Johnson


Zolgensma yields 100% bulbar function response in presymptomatic SMA

All children included in the analysis achieved swallowing, oral nutrition, and airway protection outcomes.

Justine Magalona, PharmD candidate


Advancements in FDA approvals for pediatric obesity treatment

GLP-1 receptor agonists, used to treat diabetes, are now also being used for obesity in children and adolescents.

Barbara J. Kuter, PHD, MPH


Vaccine development: What every pediatrician should know

This article discusses the process of vaccine development, and how health care personnel can confidently discuss the subject with parents and patients.

Jennifer M. Vittorio, MD


Clinical Pearls for the Management of ALGS

Experts in pediatric hepatology share advice for the optimal management of Alagille syndrome.

Michelle Lai
Michelle Lai


Four-year-old with itchy, red, painful hands following snow exposure

The child was otherwise healthy with no prior severe medical issues, and he did not present with COVID-19 symptoms. Can you diagnose this child based on the case below?

Randal De Souza, MD


Worsening acne after isotretinoin treatment in an adolescent girl

A healthy 17-year-old girl with inflammatory acne had failed to respond to topical tretinoin, benzoyl peroxide, and oral minocycline. What's the diagnosis?

Aine Cryts


Attracting staff during the great resignation

Strategies practices can use to attract skilled workers to their open positions

Nuthan Bhat


A case of shin guard dermatitis?

A healthy 14-year old boy was evaluated for an intensely pruritic shin rash that developed 2 weeks prior and had been treated with oral antibiotics for 10 days.

Todd Shryock


Health leaders devoting more money to defend against cyber attacks

Attacks are having an effect on care delivery, according to a cybersecurity study.

Christopher Reist, MD


Considering anger among health care professionals

It is an uncomfortable emotion that is often suppressed—but potent.

Joshua Fitch headshot
Joshua Fitch, Senior Editor


Identifying arrhythmias in children using smartwatch technology

How effective can wearable technology with features designed for adults be for children when it comes to arrhythmias? Scott Ceresnak, MD, helps provide the answer in this Contemporary Pediatrics interview.

Poliana Da Silva, MD


A case of acute psychosis that will make your head spin

A 12-year-old previously healthy male was transferred to a children's hospital from a psychiatric unit for new onset psychosis and an abnormal electroencephalogram. What's the diagnosis?

Lori Handy, MD, MSCE | Image Credit: Author provided
Lori Handy, MD, MSCE


The changing landscape of RSV prevention

New immunizations for RSV are making this respiratory infection preventable in ways it never was before. Here is the latest news on recent approvals and future outlooks.

Alison S. Tothy, MD


Subgaleal hematoma after takedown of braided hair

A previously healthy 2-year-old African American female with braids presented to our hospital with 2 days of right-sided face and head swelling. What's the diagnosis?

Leila Jerome Clay, MD


The vaccine-hesitant patient

Best tactics for pediatricians when speaking with patients who resist immunization.

Jane M. Carnazzo, MD


How to correctly diagnose and treat community-acquired pneumonia

The winter season of respiratory diseases is nearly here. Knowing how to manage community-acquired pneumonia is essential.

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