• One peanut daily might maintain childhood immunotherapy gains

    on March 28th, 2017
    AT AAAAI 2017 ANNUAL MEETING ATLANTA (FRONTLINE MEDICAL NEWS) – One year or more after peanut immunotherapy, 27 of 33 (82%) children were eating peanuts regularly, most without problems, in a survey from the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia. The finding speaks to the durability of peanut immu[...]
  • Study nixed magnesium for infants with acute bronchiolitis

    on March 28th, 2017
    FROM CHEST Intravenous magnesium does not benefit, and may harm, infants with moderate to severe acute bronchiolitis, investigators reported. Compared with placebo, adding a single intravenous dose of magnesium sulfate (100 mg/kg) to usual care did not reduce time to medical readiness for discharge,[...]
  • Survey eyes trends in care of severe pediatric asthma

    on March 28th, 2017
    AT THE 2017 AAAAI ANNUAL MEETING ATLANTA (FRONTLINE MEDICAL NEWS) – The treatment of pediatric severe acute asthma has changed over the past 21 years, but interspecialty differences in the management of these patients persist, results from a national survey suggest. “I think it’s good for ever[...]
  • Self-injury

    on March 28th, 2017
    Whether you have heard about “cutting” from breathless gossip reports about young starlets or anxious parents of adolescent girls, it seems to be a phenomenon that is on the rise. As a pediatrician, you may be the first (or only) adult in a young person’s life who notices evidence of self-inju[...]
  • USPSTF: No recommendation on screening for celiac disease

    on March 28th, 2017
    FROM JAMA The current evidence is insufficient for the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force to recommend either for or against routine screening of asymptomatic people for celiac disease, according to a Recommendation Statement published online March 28 in JAMA. The USPSTF is tasked with making recom[...]
  • Summer camps need help managing childhood anaphylaxis

    on March 28th, 2017
    AT AAAAI 2017 ANNUAL MEETING ATLANTA (FRONTLINE MEDICAL NEWS) – Summer camp personnel need a refresher course on the recognition, treatment, and prevention of allergic reactions in children, according to an online survey of camps in almost 40 U.S. states and Canadian provinces. There’s a lot of [...]
  • Down syndrome in adolescents

    on March 28th, 2017
    Teen years, no doubt, come with expected challenges. For teens with Down syndrome (DS), the challenges are exponentially greater. Although DS is associated with mental retardation, the vast majority of people with DS have only mild to moderate intellectual disability. Still, this can lead to a great[...]
  • Nonoperative management of pediatric appendicitis appears feasible

    on March 27th, 2017
    FROM JAMA PEDIATRICS Nonoperative management of uncomplicated acute appendicitis in the pediatric population appeared feasible and didn’t raise the risk of complications in the first metaanalysis to examine this approach, investigators reported March 27 in JAMA Pediatrics. Nonoperative management,[...]
  • Grandparents aid in early diagnosis of autism

    on March 24th, 2017
    Family members other than parents can play a key role in initial recognition of problems prior to diagnosis of autism, which may lead to earlier diagnosis and potentially better outcomes, a study found. Of 477 parents of children with autism who were surveyed online, 25% of parents reported that oth[...]
  • Parental perception of asthma may predict future acute visits

    on March 24th, 2017
    AT THE 2017 AAAAI ANNUAL MEETING ATLANTA (FRONTLINE MEDICAL NEWS) – For low-income and minority children with asthma, parents’ perception of a child’s asthma control may be an important predictor of future acute visits, independent of guideline-based criteria for asthma control, judging from t[...]
  • Lonely in the middle

    on March 24th, 2017
    Those of us who consider ourselves centrists are feeling pretty lonely right now. It seems everyone else, or at least all of the folks in Washington, have fled to the extreme political poles and left us to search for a patch of middle ground to stand on. It appears that without courageous leadership[...]
  • Empirical evidence lags behind rise in preadolescents presenting with gender dysphoria

    on March 24th, 2017
    EXPERT ANALYSIS AT THE AMERICAN COLLEGE OF PSYCHIATRISTS ANNUAL MEETING SCOTTSDALE, ARIZ. (FRONTLINE MEDICAL NEWS) – The treatment of preadolescents who present with gender questions is often complicated by the absence of evidence-based data on who is most likely to remain gender dysphoric into ad[...]
  • The power of interaction – Supporting language and play development

    on March 22nd, 2017
    Engaging caregivers in the management and treatment of early childhood developmental challenges is a critical component of effective intervention.1 Family-centered care helps to promote positive outcomes with early intervention (across developmental domains), and there’s increasing evidence that p[...]
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