Finally, clear guidelines for tympanostomy tubesJuly 9th 2013
At last, clear guidelines emerge for the placement of tympanostomy tubes in children. A multidisciplinary panel associated with the American Academy of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery Foundation (AAO-HNSF) has devised a 12-point clinical practice guideline regarding conditions for placement, perioperative management, and postoperative care and outcomes.
Pediatric subspecialists fail to follow guidelines for treating ADHDJune 1st 2013
More than 90% of pediatric subspecialists who diagnose and manage attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) in young children deviate from current recommendations of the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) and the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry regarding treatment of pediatric ADHD.
An emerging dyslipidemia: New NHLBI and NLA treatment guidelinesJuly 1st 2012
Elevated blood lipids in childhood are risk factors for cardiovascular disease in young adults. New guidelines for universal lipid screening and treatment of dyslipidemia in children will help clinicians to identify these patients and establish treatment goals that will reduce overall cardiovascular risk factors later in life.
Clinical guidelines issued for community-acquired pneumonia managementNovember 1st 2011
New clinical practice guidelines issued by the Pediatric Infectious Diseases Society and the Infectious Diseases Society of America provide detailed recommendations for prevention, diagnosis, and management of community-acquired pneumonia in otherwise healthy infants and children in the outpatient or inpatient setting.
Flu prevention emphasized in first guidelines on CAP for childrenSeptember 15th 2011
Treatment guidelines on community-acquired pneumonia (CAP) are very clear on the critical first step: Make sure that your patients are immunized against influenza, a leading cause of pneumonia in children. The guidelines from 2 major infectious disease societies offer other valuable advice to help you diagnose accurately and respond effectively without over treating.
New guidelines: No routine VCUG in infants with UTIsSeptember 1st 2011
Here?s welcome news for nervous parents and the pediatricians who have to deal with urinary tract infections (UTI) in infants: New guidelines from the American Academy of Pediatrics do not recommend routine use of voiding cystourethrography after the first UTI in febrile infants and children aged 2 to 24 months. Read more for information on when the test is indicated as well as other changes in UTI diagnosis and management.
Revised AAP guidelines address simple febrile seizures in childrenFebruary 11th 2011
Clinical evaluation of simple febrile seizure in infants and young children aged 6 months to 5 years should focus on identifying the source of the child?s fever, according to updated practice guidelines released by the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP).
Combined tetanus, diphtheria, and pertussis vaccine guidelines releasedFebruary 1st 2011
A single dose of tetanus toxoid, reduced diphtheria toxoid, and acellular pertussis vaccine is recommended by the Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices for all persons 11 to 18 years old to boost immunity to pertussis.
Obesity screening for children falls short of recommended guidelinesJanuary 7th 2011
Children and adolescents who have been diagnosed as obese may not be receiving the recommended laboratory screening tests for obesity-related complications, including diabetes and liver and lipid abnormalities, from their primary care physicians.
2010 guidelines for pediatric neonatal resuscitation: What you need to knowNovember 1st 2010
It's been 50 years since the publication of the first study demonstrating that chest compressions can be a life-saving measure for victims of cardiac arrest and 5 years since the American Heart Association published their 2005 Guidelines for Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation and Emergency Cardiac Care.
News Update: IOM releases new guidelines for school mealsNovember 1st 2009
The Institute of Medicine (IOM) has released new recommendations for school meal programs, setting maximum calorie levels for breakfast and lunch and recommending that the sodium content of meals should be gradually reduced over the next 10 years.
AAPD revises oral health guidelines for expectant momsJune 15th 2009
Modified oral health guidelines from the AAPD include a call for all pregnant women to receive counseling and oral healthcare during pregnancy. Additionally, infants should be given an oral health risk assessment and oral care before their 1-year birthday, according to the new guidance.