Authors


Keith Loria

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Optimizing outcomes for pediatric infusion therapy

An expert offers considerations and developmentally appropriate interventions to promote high-quality, patient-centered pediatric infusion care.


Jack M. Gorman, MD

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Considering anger among health care professionals

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


Frances Grimstad, MD, MS

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Providing the best care for transgender adolescents

Offering an inclusive, safe space along with the best care for transgender and nonbinary adolescent patients is more important than ever.


Jennifer Thompson, MD

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The Dx and Rx of food allergies

With the incidence of food allergies continuing to go up, understanding the diagnostic process and available treatment is important.


Taish Malone, PhD, LPC-S

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Examining the biopsychosocial explanations for gender disparities in autism

Recent research suggests females with autism may need their own set of parameters on which to be measured.


Bridget McCoy, MD

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Psychosis in an 18-year-old male

Alex, an 18-year-old male, presented to the emergency department with a 4-day history of paranoia, agitation, and disorganized behavior. He had no psychiatric history or prior mental health contact and no known medical conditions.


Brandi Kaye Freeman, MD, MS

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Racism in pediatric health: How to talk to children about racism

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.


Amy Gallop, MD

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Psychosis in an 18-year-old male

Alex, an 18-year-old male, presented to the emergency department with a 4-day history of paranoia, agitation, and disorganized behavior. He had no psychiatric history or prior mental health contact and no known medical conditions.


Joel A. Vilensky, PhD

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Can newborns breathe and swallow at the same time?

Fact vs myth when it comes to babies breathing during breastfeeding.


Amy L. Kiskaddon, PharmD, MBA, BCPPS

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Pediatric obesity presents complexities in medication dosing

Amy L. Kiskaddon, PharmD, MBA, BCPPS, discusses how medication doses need to be adjusted for pediatric patients with obesity.


William Kenan

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Muscle spasms in a 19-year-old male

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?


Gary Marshall, MD

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Safety and Efficacy of Cell Based Influenza Vaccines

Gary Marshall, MD, discusses the safety and efficacy of cell based influenza vaccines and some of the knowledge gaps that remain about influenza virus in children.


Amy W. Zawacki, MD | Image Credit: Author provided
Amy W. Zawacki, MD

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Hypothermia and abnormal eye movements in a 5-week-old infant

A 5-week-old female infant born at 38 weeks presents to her pediatrician with abnormal eye movements. What’s the diagnosis?


Amanda Clouser, PharmD

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Harmful excipients for pediatric patients

Evidence suggests some pharmaceutical excipients in medications may have adverse effects on pediatric patients. Here’s what you should know.


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Mahmoud Hassanein, MD

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Suspicious facial swelling in a 22-month-old girl

A 22-month-old female patient with sickle cell disease on folic acid and penicillin prophylaxis with a 3-day history of nasal congestion, rhinorrhea, fever and decreased oral intake presents to the emergency department (ED) for acute facial swelling noted when she woke up from a nap. What's the diagnosis?


Molly Siver, PharmD

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The latest FDA approvals for children’s medications

Read the latest medications for pediatric patients approved by the US Food and Drug Administration.


Russell Libby, MD, FAAP

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Crossover symptoms of COVID-19 and influenza

As respiratory viruses and COVID-19 variants lurk seemingly everywhere, here’s how best to detect and differentiate.


Caitlyn Bradford, PharmD

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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.


Chelsie Derman

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Young adults and adolescents stop ADHD medication more than children

According to a recent study, young adults (aged 18-19 years) discontinue ADHD medication the most, compared to younger children.


Elizabeth Swanson, MD

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Take-Home Points

Joshua Zeichner, MD; Brittany Craiglow, MD; Elizabeth Swanson, MD; Vikash Oza, MD; and Raj Chovatiya, MD, PhD, provide take-home messages for dermatologists treating pediatric patients with atopic dermatitis.


Elizabeth M. Chawla, MD

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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?


Jennifer Leah Goetz, MD

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Eating disorders in minority and marginalized populations

What kind of person comes to mind when you think of eating disorders? Here’s why you might be wrong.


Rob Schile

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Future proofing health care

The pandemic’s profound impact on the industry has only heightened with staffing shortages and health care legislation complexities.


Pracheta Bhagat, MS3

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Psychosis in an 18-year-old male

Alex, an 18-year-old male, presented to the emergency department with a 4-day history of paranoia, agitation, and disorganized behavior. He had no psychiatric history or prior mental health contact and no known medical conditions.


Ron Southwick

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Major health policy issues still pending for 'lame duck' congress

Physicians, hospitals and health groups press Congress on big issues before term ends.


Terri Joy

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Ensuring that you still get paid for telehealth in 2021

3 best practices you must implement to stay compliant and collect maximum reimbursement.


Nadeem Shabbir, MD

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Newborn’s rash involves eyes and nose

A healthy 11-day-old male infant is brought to the pediatric clinic for evaluation of rash. The rash started with a 2-mm papule on the left medial epicanthal fold 4 days before the clinic visit. A day before coming to the clinic, the rash had spread to the upper left eyelid and the nasal bridge. What's the diagnosis?


Aslam Khan, DO

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A 3-week-old girl with vesicular rash

A 3-week old girl comes to an emergency room with vesicular eruptions and recent mild nasal congestion and fussiness. What’s the diagnosis?


Christopher Bergsman, MD

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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?


Jaclyn Halpern, PsyD

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ADHD and the COVID-19 pandemic

What are the unique challenges for individuals with ADHD?

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