Authors


Daniel A. Hamstra, MD, PhD

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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?


Todd R. Porter, MD, MSPH

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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.



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Peter Paul Lim, 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?


Caitlin Porter-Smith, DO

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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

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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

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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.


Niels Mohty, MS2

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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

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The clinical takeaways of the RSV immunizations

In the final installment of our RSV Roundtable video series, our panel breaks down the importance of discussing new immunizations with patients now, and how crucial they will be in future RSV seasons.


Muhammad Aamir Anees
Muhammad Aamir Anees

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The Dx and Rx of head lice

As children get ready to return to school, pediatric health care providers may start seeing more of this condition in their offices. Here is what you should know.


Judy Stewart

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Considering a society free of vaccine-preventable diseases

The pandemic underscored the incredible power of vaccination.


Angela J Lamb, MD

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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

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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

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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

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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?


Sandra Fyfe

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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

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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

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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

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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.

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