Jaclyn Halpern, PsyD


ADHD and the COVID-19 pandemic

What are the unique challenges for individuals with ADHD?

Daniel A. Hamstra, MD, PhD


Six-year-old male with acute eye swelling and drainage

A 6-year-old boy presented to his pediatrician with clear drainage from his left eye for 1 to 2 days. He denied itchiness, pain, vision changes, nasal congestion, or history of allergies. What's the diagnosis?

Todd R. Porter, MD, MSPH


How one child’s tragedy is making us reconsider our approach to drowning prevention

A pediatrician and a mother share sobering lessons learned regarding water safety for children.

Mia Levy, MD, PhD


The post-pandemic patient: a catalyst for health system change

COVID-19 has altered expectations for health care delivery.

Sara R. Saporta-Keating, MS, MD


State of the union on COVID-19

What we knew about COVID-19 when the pandemic began, what we know now.

H. Gil Rushton, MD, FAAP


A pediatrician’s dilemma: Understanding, diagnosing, and treating antenatal hydronephrosis

Antenatal hydronephrosis (ANH), also referred to as urinary tract dilation, is one of the most confounding challenges to the practicing pediatrician. When dealing with newborns and children with ANH, pediatricians face understanding the significance of the degree of hydronephrosis, risk assessment, prenatal and postnatal management, and the use of prophylactic antibiotics.

Emily Ma, MS2


Diffuse erythematous rash in a healthy, afebrile infant

A healthy 9-day-old girl presents with erosions near her eyes, nose, and skin creases on the arm as well as a positive Nikolsky sign. What's the diagnosis?

Elena Man, MD, FAAP


Pandemic pediatric tips for mental health

The COVID-19 pandemic has had a severe negative toll on the mental health of many children. Here are some tips to help children achieve better psychological well-being.

Eveline Y. Wu, MD, MSCR


Biologics to the rescue: changing the treatment paradigm in juvenile idiopathic arthritis

The introduction of novel biologic agents has revolutionized the treatment of the disease in recent years.

Joseph Sullivan, MD


Advice for Managing Dravet Syndrome and LGS

Mary Anne Meskis; Tracy Dixon-Salazar, PhD; Kelly Knupp, MD; and Joseph E. Sullivan, MD, provide advice for physicians treating patients with Dravet syndrome or LGS.

Kenny Walter


Investigators explore prescription stimulant misuse among adolescent ADHD patients

Participants who only initiated non-stimulant therapy for ADHD had significantly greater odds of past-year prescription stimulant misuse than the population controls.

Stephen Zander, MBA


How artificial intelligence can improve patient care

AI’s ability to quickly process and interpret large quantities of health data is a valuable tool for physicians.

Caitlin Porter-Smith, DO


A fever, liver abnormalities, and pancytopenia

A previously healthy 5-week-old former term newborn male presented to the emergency department with the chief complaint of fever ranging from 101-104°F for 2 days. He also had been fussy and not been eating well. The infant remained febrile despite his mother’s administration of Infant Tylenol every 4 hours at home. His mother denied any cough, rhinorrhea, bleeding or bruising, diarrhea, vomiting, and reported stool and urine had been normal. What's the diagnosis?

Madeleine Mendelow


Psychological reflections on miscarriage

When helping patients in the hardest moments of their lives, it is important to have empathy for them—and for ourselves.

Lana Pine


Anti-TNF biosimilar demonstrates comparable growth, clinical outcomes in children with IBD

Clinical outcomes of lab values were not statistically different in changes from baseline to 12 months between children with inflammatory bowel disease initiated on the TNF originator or biosimilar.

Niels Mohty, MS2


Vesical fissure in a newborn female: A variant of bladder exstrophy

During a newborn's initial examination, doctors discovered a non-erythematous, midline, suprapubic dimple located 5 cm below the level of the umbilicus. The remainder of the examination was unremarkable. On the second day of life, the newborn had a wet diaper with urine appearing to originate from 2 separate sources, including the dimple. What's the diagnosis?

John Parkinson


FDA accepts BLA for Pfizer maternal RSV vaccine

The federal agency set a Prescription Drug User Fee Act (PDUFA) action date of August 2023.

Muhammad Aamir Anees


Juvenile spring eruption in a young boy

With Juvenile spring eruption (JSE), exposure to sunlight in early spring or summer results in a papulovesicular rash that usually resolves within 1 to 2 weeks.

Judy Stewart


Considering a society free of vaccine-preventable diseases

The pandemic underscored the incredible power of vaccination.

Angela J Lamb, MD


Role of Pediatricians in Management of Pediatric AD

Brittany Craiglow, MD, and Angela J Lamb, MD, share closing thoughts on the role of pediatricians and emerging treatments in the pipeline for pediatric AD.

Kelly Knupp, MD


Advice for Managing Dravet Syndrome and LGS

Mary Anne Meskis; Tracy Dixon-Salazar, PhD; Kelly Knupp, MD; and Joseph E. Sullivan, MD, provide advice for physicians treating patients with Dravet syndrome or LGS.

Christy L. Olezeski, PhD


Untangling comorbidities in gender diverse children and adolescents

LGBTQ+ children and adolescents may be particularly vulnerable during these unprecedented times.

Janine A. Rethy, MD, MPH


How pediatricians can help mitigate the mental health crisis

Now that major medical organizations have declared a youth mental health crisis, what can pediatricians do to advocate for change?

Sandra Fyfe


Sleep quality affects newborns’ weight in women with IVF pregnancies

A study published in the journal Sleep and Breathing found sleep quality influenced newborn weight in a gender-specific and trimester-specific way.

H. John Beardsley


The 3 critical places where patients need support with their medications

Studies consistently show patients’ health outcomes are connected to their ability to access, afford and adhere to their medications.

McKenzie Maloney, BS


Scalp thickening and folding in a pubertal boy

A 16-year-old boy with developmental delay and intellectual disability developed dramatic chronic wrinkling of his scalp over a year ago. The lesions were persistent but not symptomatic. What's the diagnosis?

Mary Anne Meskis


Advice for Managing Dravet Syndrome and LGS

Mary Anne Meskis; Tracy Dixon-Salazar, PhD; Kelly Knupp, MD; and Joseph E. Sullivan, MD, provide advice for physicians treating patients with Dravet syndrome or LGS.

Kenneth Bender, PharmD, MA


COVID-19 vaccination during pregnancy reduces risk of infant infection

A booster dose of mRNA COVID-19 vaccination during pregnancy increases protection of infants from infection and related hospitalization.

William Davies, PhD


An Update on the Presentation, Nosology, and Causes of Postpartum Psychosis

Postpartum psychosis is experienced by 1 to 2 women every 1000 deliveries.

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