In case you missed it: November 22 to 26

It was a very busy week for the Contemporary Pediatrics team.

This week’s top articles included:

FDA OKs treatment for kids with achondroplasia

The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved VOXZOGO™ (vosoritide) for use in children aged 5 years and older who have open growth plates and achondroplasia.

Help parents prepare a “pandemic first aid kit”

Many parents have a typical first aid kit with Band-Aids® and a thermometer. Helping them build a "pandemic first aid kit" can help clinicians with evaluation during virtual visits and prevent unnecessary visits to urgent care or the emergency department.

Trial examines safety and efficacy of HPV vaccine in young cancer survivors

Surviving a bout of cancer early in life puts children and teenagers at risk of cancers linked to human papillomavirus (HPV). A phase 2 trial examined how effective a 3-dose series was in providing protection.

All about vaccines: Updates for pediatric nurse practitioners

The November issue covered a variety of topics on vaccination, which can help clinicians have candid conversations with colleagues, patients, and families.