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A roundup of new and updated guidelines that you may have missed.
The American Academy of Pediatrics has issued a policy statement updating guidelines for releasing healthy term newborns from the hospital. The new guidelines aim to ensure that both baby and mother are ready to go home based on their unique situation.
For the first time, the American Thyroid Association has issued guidelines specifically for evaluating and managing benign thyroid nodules and differentiated thyroid cancer in children and adolescents aged 18 years and younger.
As the summer months approach and the likelihood of transmission of head lice at summer sporting events and campouts looms, the American Academy of Pediatrics has updated its clinical guidance report on head lice management.
Updated clinical practice guidelines by the American Academy of Pediatrics provide new recommendations that emphasize supportive care and select use of prophylactic palivizumab.
New guidelines have revised diagnostic criteria for acute otitis media. Pediatricians should adopt these guidelines into practice and, as a result of new findings, should reconsider the antibiotics chosen as treatment in children vaccinated with pneumococcal conjugate vaccine.