Vol 35 No. 04

Urinalysis identifies the youngest infants with UTIs

April 01, 2018

Urinalysis is extremely sensitive and specific for screening for urinary tract infections (UTIs) in febrile infants aged 60 days and younger, especially when the UTI is associated with bacteremia, a recent study showed.

BRUE in infancy does not increase risk of death

April 01, 2018

A meta-analysis of 12 studies of the risk of death after a brief resolved unexplained event (BRUE) found that such an event does not increase an infant’s risk of dying during his or her first year. The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) introduced BRUE, a sudden alteration in an infant’s breathing, color, tone, or responsiveness, as a replacement for “apparent life-threatening event” (ALTE) in a 2016 clinical practice guideline.

More than stubborn diaper rash?

April 01, 2018

An 11-month-old boy was brought to the doctor by anxious parents for the evaluation of persistent diaper dermatitis. Despite trying multiple barrier creams and over-the-counter antifungal products, the rash did not resolve.

Failure to thrive: Early intervention mitigates long-term deficits

April 01, 2018

Outpatient pediatric providers have an essential role in the ongoing monitoring and care of a child with failure to thrive (FTT). Here’s how routine growth assessments help to identify FTT and determine effective multidisciplinary treatment.