Elizabeth Swanson, MD


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.

Courtney Flaherty


FDA approval sought for mirdametinib in NF1-PN

SpringWorks Therapeutics has initiated a new drug application for mirdametinib in neurofibromatosis type 1-associated plexiform neurofibromas.

Elizabeth M. Chawla, MD


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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?

Egils K. Bogdanovics, MD


Bridging the Gap for T1D Management

Expert endocrinologists provide final thoughts on addressing unmet needs and improving the management of T1D.

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.

Peter Paul Lim, MD | Image Credit: Author provided
Peter Paul Lim, MD


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?

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


Maternal study satisfaction enhances visit compliance in children at risk for diabetes

A study in the European Journal of Medical Research revealed that higher maternal study satisfaction, older maternal age, and paternal participation were linked to better compliance in visits for children at risk of type 1 diabetes.

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