Probiotics in children: To use or not to use?
More clinical studies and safety data are needed to clarify any benefits of using probiotics for children.
Riddle me this: Probiotics in newborns and children
Among the most common questions parents and caregivers ask pediatricians when gastro issues arise may be about the use of probiotics. Are you a probiotic pro or a probiotic novice?
Dr Farber’s parting words
Dr Farber presents some parting, philosophically oriented views on making sure we stay on the true path to best serve our patients and families.
E-cigarettes beat out nicotine replacement to quit smoking
A 1-year randomized trial in 886 adults living in the United Kingdom showed that electronic cigarettes (e-cigarettes) are more effective for smoking cessation than nicotine-replacement therapy.
Evaluation, treatment, and prevention of obesity in community settings
A unique program addresses the crisis of pediatric and adolescent obesity and its effects on child and family health in the state of Pennsylvania.
Doctors share ethical issues that worry them most
Contemporary Pediatrics asked pediatrics and ethics experts to candidly weigh in on some of the foremost moral and ethical issues confronting pediatricians and pediatric healthcare providers today.
Excessive screen time hinders optimum development
Children aged 24 and 36 months who spend a lot of time in front of screens do less well on standardized developmental screening tests than other children, a longitudinal group study conducted in Canada showed.
Pediatric urgent care vs the medical home
To answer the question of which after-hours care is best, pediatric practices and urgent care providers must partner to put children’s welfare first.
Pediatric truth-telling: Omission vs deception
It’s not easy to know when a deception is acceptable and when it becomes difficult to justify. An algorithm might help pediatricians to make those decisions.
Adolescent privacy and the EHR
Adolescents are more likely to see a healthcare provider if they are certain their private information will be kept confidential. Here’s how to create a secure environment for these patients within your electronic health record (EHR) system.
Child with punctate opacities in the colon
An 11-year-old male presents to the emergency department (ED) with complaint of 2 days of focal, crampy, periumbilical abdominal pain associated with anorexia, fever, and 1 episode of emesis. What's the diagnosis?
Aerobic exercise speeds recovery from concussion
Moderate aerobic exercise seems to be an effective treatment for adolescents after sport-related concussion, according to results of a randomized trial conducted in 103 athletes aged 13 to 18 years who entered the study within 10 days of being injured.
Hypopigmented lesions in a teenaged girl
A healthy 14-year-old girl with a progressive asymptomatic rash on her arms, legs, trunk, and face presents for evaluation. She was treated for eczema with minimal improvement.
Why confidential time with teen patients is necessary
A third of young adults have never had a private discussion with a clinician, according to a recent report that reveals a concerning lack of confidential communication between doctors and their young patients.
It takes a team to care for kids with special health needs
The pediatric medical home must offer more familial, social, and psychosocial support to help children with special healthcare needs to thrive.
Tackling the liver disease linked to T2D
A liver disease that causes inflammation and cell damage is common in children with type 2 diabetes, but lifestyle changes and medication may help.
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