When should the possibility of a genetic disorder cross your radar screen?May 1st 2004
The role of the generalist pediatrician in the specialized field of genetics is key: Screen for genetic disorders; recognize when findings point to a genetic disorder and warrant referral to a geneticist; and counsel families.
Perinatal group B streptococcal disease: The next generation of preventionSeptember 1st 2003
Increased use of intrapartum antimicrobial prophylaxis has greatly reduced the rate of invasive GBS disease. Universal implementation of updated guidelines for disease prevention will accelerate this important trend.
What's the buzz? Nonprescription stimulants in the youthful populationAugust 1st 2003
The stimulants your patient is taking won't necessarily be in her chart under "medication history." Consumption of caffeine, ephedra, or another herbal stimulant may be an overlooked factor affecting your patient's health.
Congenital hypothyroidism: A guide for the general pediatricianJune 1st 2003
Preventing the potentially irreversible effects of congenital hypothyroidism requires early recognition, prompt treatment, and constant reassessment. A screening test for hypothyroidism on all newborns is just the beginning of your role.
Caring for the uncircumcised penis: What parents (and you) need to knowNovember 1st 2002
A declining circumcision rate means that more and more parents need to be educated about care of their son&s foreskin and that you need to be prepared to manage problems associated with an uncircumcised penis.