Vol 37 No 4

Camps lack necessary anaphylaxis preparedness

December 13, 2019

Bug bites, sunburn, and homesickness are the worst things that parents likely expect to happen to their children when they send them off to summer camp. However, a new study in Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology: In Practice indicates that camp may not be prepared to recognize and treat anaphylaxis caused by food allergies.

Hexavalent vaccine added to Vaccines for Children program

February 12, 2020

Following a unanimous vote by the Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices, a hexavalent vaccine with diphtheria and tetanus toxoids and acellular pertussis adsorbed, inactivated poliovirus, Haemophilus influenzae type b conjugate (meningococcal protein conjugate), and hepatitis B (HepB) (recombinant) has been included in the federal Vaccines for Children program.

New food course builds healthy relationships with food

February 20, 2020

Traditional home economics classes that taught children about food and food preparation are a thing of the past in many schools. This loss can keep children and teenagers from exploring food and developing a strong, healthy relationship. A new program Food Ed. challenges to students to think about food beyond their plates.

AAP issues recommendations for Williams syndrome

April 01, 2020

The American Academy of Pediatrics’ (American Academy of Pediatrics) newly issued recommendations for supervising the health care of children with Williams syndrome are based on a review of the current literature along with the consensus of physicians and psychologists with expertise in managing this condition, which is caused by a deletion of part of chromosome 7.

Ondansetron is effective for acute migraine

April 02, 2020

Treatment regimens that include ondansetron as the antiemetic of choice for children who visit a pediatric emergency department for acute migraine are safe and effective, according to a retrospective review.

SGA treatment raises risk of metabolic disturbances

April 03, 2020

Second-generation antipsychotics (SGAs), used alone or with other psychotropic medications, are associated with metabolic disturbances, primarily weight gain and losses in triglyceride and high-density lipoprotein (HDL) values, a retrospective study in 128 youngsters showed. However, the changed values usually were within the normal reference values and often were not recognized.

Vaping and electronic cigarette use in the pediatric population

April 08, 2020

Electronic cigarettes and vaping products are subjecting adolescents and young adults who use them to severe lung injuries from nicotine exposure. Here’s how to counsel your young patients about the health risks of these devices.

How to diagnose shoulder injuries in young athletes

April 14, 2020

Arm pain is a common complaint in young athletes but playing though shoulder pain can have serious consequences. Here is guidance for diagnosing shoulder pain and helping these players get their game on.

Toddler’s unusual oral trauma is troubling

April 16, 2020

A 17-month-old African American girl, with no significant past medical history, is brought to the Pediatric Emergency Department with acute onset of swelling in the floor of her mouth. What's the diagnosis?