Guidelines

Updated clinical guidelines for childhood hypertension

October 01, 2017

New guidance for pediatric hypertension makes it easier for primary care physicians to identify children and adolescents with high blood pressure and manage them in an appropriate manner.

New guidelines: Screening for pediatric psoriasis comorbidities

September 01, 2017

Recommendations emphasize early detection of risks for medical comorbidities later in life.

OME management often strays from guidelines

July 06, 2017

Most physicians are not adhering to recommendations on otitis media management, according to a new report from the American Academy of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery Foundation (AAO-HNSF).

Functional constipation: A guideline review

May 01, 2017

Functional constipation in children is no news to pediatricians. What may be news is that recommendations on how to diagnose and treat this common malady keep evolving as more evidence becomes available.

Cystic fibrosis guidelines for preschool children

March 01, 2017

New guidelines have been published that address monitoring cystic fibrosis in children aged between 2 and 5 years and highlight the key issues for pediatricians in caring for young children during this critical stage of development.

New guidelines for early peanut exposure

February 01, 2017

New recommendations for infant exposure to peanuts to prevent peanut allergy address something many pediatricians have long suspected: Early exposure to peanuts, even in infants that have eczema, could prevent development of peanut allergy.

AAP updates media use guidelines

October 27, 2016

The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) has issued updated recommendations for media use by children that attempt to reconcile their increasing exposure to media with their developmental needs.

Hypoglycemia guidelines: AAP vs PES

June 01, 2016

The topic of hypoglycemia in neonates and children has generated significant debate of late, with the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) and the Pediatric Endocrine Society (PES) having advanced apparently conflicting guidelines. Here's what community pediatricians need to know to avoid overscreening healthy infants and children without discharging babies who may have glucose-regulation problems beyond the first days of life.

AAP updates guidelines for random, resolved infant events

May 12, 2016

Sometimes babies briefly stop breathing. Sometimes they can turn shades of blue. Sometimes, these things are not serious. The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) is recommending a new, less threatening label for such events, in hopes of reducing unnecessary treatment and stress.

Nutrition guidelines crack down on added sugar

March 22, 2016

The new federal nutrition guidelines are being applauded for putting a hard limit on the amount of added sugar Americans should consume, but there is criticism that other, earlier recommendations on meat consumption were dropped from the final guide.

ACIP updates vaccination guidelines for 2016

February 11, 2016

The Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP) has updated the federal immunization guidelines, including more nuances of the guidelines visually represented on the schedule to enhance clarity.

AAP updates preventive care visit guidelines

January 14, 2016

Pediatricians are now being asked to add depression, HIV, and dyslipidemia screening to preventive care visits, but guideline authors say the changes will help improve efficiency.

First guidelines for pediatric pulmonary hypertension

December 03, 2015

Pediatric pulmonary hypertension (PH) can be difficult to spot, and a lack of research on this rare condition has resulted in a lack of evidence-based diagnosis and treatment guidance–until now. The American Heart Association and the American Thoracic Society have released new, extensive guidelines that task force members hope will pave the way for new research and continued development of care plans for pediatric PH patients.