Strict vegan and vegetarian diets, a challenge for providers
Donnas Hallas, PhD, PPCNP-BC, CPNP, PMHS, FAANP, FAAN, shares her thoughts on the June issue of Contemporary Pediatrics®.
Keeping patients safe from summertime illnesses
Prevention and treatment strategies for tick-borne diseases and respiratory infections
A better acne treatment may be coming
After 12 weeks of treatment, 55.8% of participants receiving IDP-126 experienced at least a 70% reduction from baseline in inflammatory and noninflammatory lesions
Neonate experiences coffee ground emesis
The infant did not show signs of illness; her mother experienced a routine pregnancy and prenatal lab test results were normal. What is the diagnosis?
Pediatricians must play a role in early plant-based diets
Even during their child’s infancy, vegan and vegetarian parents need guidance on complete nutrition.
Swollen, purple, blistered thumb leads to diagnosis of herpetic whitlow
You are asked to evaluate a boy, aged 14 years, who presents with one week of tender, expanding, confluent, purple blisters on his swollen left thumb, extending under the thumbnail.. What is the diagnosis?
Grappling with eating disorders among elite student athletes
Patients who are highly competitive in sports sometimes drastically restrict food intake in an attempt to outperform their peers.
Prevention strategies are key to child safety this summer
As children get set to head into the sun, grass, and water, now is the perfect time to remind patients and parents about best practices, treatments, and preventive measures.
How can we decrease distress during facial laceration repair?
"I am impressed with how far we have come in being able to suture much more humanely and in how well so many of these youngsters did without sedation," said Jon Matthew Farber, MD.
Clinical hypnosis is effective against functional abdominal pain disorders
Providers who refer patients for clinical hypnosis must ensure that the chosen hypnotherapist has appropriate knowledge about the patient’s gastrointestinal condition and has conducted clinical hypnosis for it.
FDA approves expanded label of ibuprofen injection to treat fever and pain in infants
This formulation of ibuprofen is the only non-opioid product approved to treat pain in infants that is delivered through injection, according to Cumberland Pharmaceuticals.
Tapinarof cream 1% demonstrates positive topline results for treating pediatric AD
The once-daily topical cream for the treatment of atopic dermatitis (AD) has demonstrated positive topline results in 2 phase 3 studies in adults and children aged 2 years and up. According to Dermavant, a supplemental new drug application (sNDA) filed with the FDA is anticipated in Q1 of 2024.
FDA approves scoliosis correction system for pediatric idiopathic scoliosis
The REFLECT Scoliosis Correction System from Globus Medical is intended to correct progressive scoliosis in pediatric patients while simultaneously maintaining stability and motion as well as allowing for future modulated growth.
Suspected self-poisoning suicide attempts skyrocket during pandemic
Suspected self-poisoning suicide attempts increased 73% for children aged 10 to 12 years and 30% for those aged 10 to 19 years in 2021 compared to 2019, according to a Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report (MMWR) from the CDC.
AAP: Tips for teaching children about body boundaries and safety
Not forcing affection, using appropriate language, and controlling media exposure are just some of the American Academy of Pediatrics’ tips for teaching children about body boundaries and safety.
UNICEF flagship report highlights urgent need to resume child immunizations
The COVID-19 pandemic took a massive toll on routine vaccinations for children across the globe. Now, the United Nations Children’s Fund is calling for quick and swift action to get back on track.
Ritlecitinib demonstrates efficacy in alopecia areata patients 12 years and older
Ritlecitinib could be a suitable treatment option for alopecia areata patients aged 12 years and older following positive results from a recent trial.
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