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.
Elevated blood lipids in childhood are risk factors for cardiovascular disease in young adults. New guidelines for universal lipid screening and treatment of dyslipidemia in children will help clinicians to identify these patients and establish treatment goals that will reduce overall cardiovascular risk factors later in life.
New clinical practice guidelines issued by the Pediatric Infectious Diseases Society and the Infectious Diseases Society of America provide detailed recommendations for prevention, diagnosis, and management of community-acquired pneumonia in otherwise healthy infants and children in the outpatient or inpatient setting.
Treatment guidelines on community-acquired pneumonia (CAP) are very clear on the critical first step: Make sure that your patients are immunized against influenza, a leading cause of pneumonia in children. The guidelines from 2 major infectious disease societies offer other valuable advice to help you diagnose accurately and respond effectively without over treating.
Here?s welcome news for nervous parents and the pediatricians who have to deal with urinary tract infections (UTI) in infants: New guidelines from the American Academy of Pediatrics do not recommend routine use of voiding cystourethrography after the first UTI in febrile infants and children aged 2 to 24 months. Read more for information on when the test is indicated as well as other changes in UTI diagnosis and management.
Clinical evaluation of simple febrile seizure in infants and young children aged 6 months to 5 years should focus on identifying the source of the child?s fever, according to updated practice guidelines released by the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP).
A single dose of tetanus toxoid, reduced diphtheria toxoid, and acellular pertussis vaccine is recommended by the Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices for all persons 11 to 18 years old to boost immunity to pertussis.
New guidelines on the use of tonsillectomy in children aged 1 to 18 years suggest restricting the surgery to those children who are most severely affected by tonsillitis or throat infections.
Children and adolescents who have been diagnosed as obese may not be receiving the recommended laboratory screening tests for obesity-related complications, including diabetes and liver and lipid abnormalities, from their primary care physicians.