The latest vaccine information…what you must know to protect the pediatric populations
Donna Hallas, PhD, PPCNP-BC, CPNP, PMHS, FAANP, FAAN, shares her thoughts on the Contemporary Pediatrics' October 2023 vaccine issue.
Parents’ stigmatizing beliefs about HPV vaccine
Parents who reported the stigmatizing belief “My child is not having sex” were much more likely to rely on health care providers as a source of information than parents who did not report this belief.
A 13-year-old girl with well-demarcated rash on back and chest
A healthy 13-year-old girl presented with a 1-month history of an asymptomatic, well-demarcated rash on her back and upper chest. The eruption consisted of discrete, dark brown papules that coalesced into large, flat-topped plaques with mild superficial scale and accentuation of skin markings. What's the diagnosis?
Cannabis and the pediatric patient
As more states legalize marijuana for recreational purposes, pediatric health care providers need to know how to educate and discuss the drug with families.
Exome sequencing should be used for diagnosing cerebral palsy
A systematic review and meta-analysis found that such sequencing indeed has an equivalent high genetic diagnostic yield in cerebral palsy, which supports including this neurodevelopmental disorder among those for which diagnostic exome sequencing should be used.
The changing landscape of RSV prevention
New immunizations for RSV are making this respiratory infection preventable in ways it never was before. Here is the latest news on recent approvals and future outlooks.
Suspicious facial swelling in a 22-month-old girl
A 22-month-old female patient with sickle cell disease on folic acid and penicillin prophylaxis with a 3-day history of nasal congestion, rhinorrhea, fever and decreased oral intake presents to the emergency department (ED) for acute facial swelling noted when she woke up from a nap. What's the diagnosis?
Is ADHD associated with shorter-than-expected height?
To assess the role of familial factors, investigators analyzed data for a family-based group created from another Swedish national register that included 833,172 individuals without ADHD with different levels of relatedness to the individuals with ADHD and a group of matched controls.
What's new in pediatric vaccines
A look at recent approvals and promising clinical trials for future vaccines.
You may not need a specialist to diagnose ASD
The 20 children in the investigation had been diagnosed with ASD by PCPs who were trained using the ECHO (Extension for Community Healthcare Outcomes) Autism Screening Tool for Autism in Toddlers and Young Children (STAT).
Update on pediatric COVID-19 vaccination
*Co-first authorship was earned, as each equally contributed to the methodical and rigorous review of the literature, writing, and editing of this article.
Mediterranean diet, stress reduction improves child neurodevelopment
In a recent study, improved neurodevelopmental outcomes were seen in children aged 2 years whose mothers received a Mediterranean diet or mindfulness-based stress reduction intervention during pregnancy.
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