Although skin and soft tissue infections can be deadly, most heal by themselves without antibiotics, say new practice guidelines from the Infectious Diseases Society of America.
New practice guidelines for managing childhood sleep apnea syndrome (OSAS) were highlighted by Michael Schechter, MD, on behalf of Carole Marcus, MBBCh. The presentation ”Clinical Practice Guideline Update: Diagnosis and Management of Childhood Obstructive Sleep Apnea Syndrome (OSAS)” reviewed the 2012 update to the previous 2002 AAP Clinical Practice Guideline intended for use by primary care clinicians for the diagnosis and management of childhood OSAS.
The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) has released its guidance for influenza vaccination during the 2013-2014 influenza season. As always, AAP recommends that all children and adolescents aged 6 months and older receive either the trivalent or quadrivalent influenza vaccine, and children should be immunized as soon as the vaccine becomes available.
Although acne vulgaris is one of the most common skin conditions among children and teenagers, no concrete guidelines have existed for the diagnosis and treatment of pediatric acne . . . until now.
At last, clear guidelines emerge for the placement of tympanostomy tubes in children. A multidisciplinary panel associated with the American Academy of Otolaryngology—Head and Neck Surgery Foundation (AAO-HNSF) has devised a 12-point clinical practice guideline regarding conditions for placement, perioperative management, and postoperative care and outcomes.
More than 90% of pediatric subspecialists who diagnose and manage attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) in young children deviate from current recommendations of the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) and the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry regarding treatment of pediatric ADHD.
Just-published expert recommendations from the American Acne and Rosacea Society are the first evidence-based clinical guidelines for the management of acne vulgaris in children and adolescents.