Rapidly treating children who are critically ill with influenza with neuraminidase inhibitors (NAIs) saves lives, according to a new study, but physicians are frequently not using the drugs.
In addition to dramatically reducing rotavirus-related hospitalizations, emergency department and office visits, and gastroenteritis-related telephone calls, it seems a full course of rotavirus vaccination also has the unexpected benefit of reducing childhood seizures.
Using rapid tests to diagnose influenza in the emergency department (ED) results in fewer unnecessary ancillary tests, fewer unnecessary antibiotic prescriptions, and greater use of antiviral drugs.
Just over half (51%) of primary care pediatricians (PCPs) do not feel competent to provide adequate health care to children with genetic conditions.
With all the new technology finding its way into the pediatric office this year, what tools most improve the quality of care you provide? Contemporary Pediatrics’ tech guru presents the best of the best new tech from 2013.