When you are presented with a child who has a murmur, chest pain, or syncope, what findings on history and physical exam point to cardiac pathology? When should you refer?
Dysmenorrhea history associated with endometriosis risk in adolescents
In a recent study, women with a history of dysmenorrhea were at a significantly increased risk of endometriosis.
Having "the talk" with teen patients
A visit with a pediatric clinician is an ideal time to ensure that a teenager knows the correct information, has the opportunity to make certain contraceptive choices, and instill the knowledge that the pediatric office is a safe place to come for help.
Mediterranean diet, stress reduction improves child neurodevelopment
In a recent study, improved neurodevelopmental outcomes were seen in children aged 2 years whose mothers received a Mediterranean diet or mindfulness-based stress reduction intervention during pregnancy.
Oral vs intravenous acetaminophen: Which is better for closing a patent ductus arteriosus?
In the 18 studies that assessed the efficacy of closing a patent ductus arteriosus after 1 course of acetaminophen treatments, the results demonstrated that both oral and IV preparations were more effective than placebo.
Nipocalimab phase 2 trial results announced
Johnson & Johnson has announced positive safety and efficacy results in a phase 2 trial evaluating nipocalimab against early-onset severe hemolytic disease of the fetus and newborn.
Maternal OCD and pregnancy outcomes
In a recent study, increased risks of adverse pregnancy, delivery, and neonatal outcomes were found among women with obsessive-compulsive disorder.
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