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The pediatrician may be one of the only sources of advocacy, support, stability, and advice for the child in foster care. In that role, he or she must understand the needs and experiences of a foster child compared with other patients...
Despite improvements in obstetric and neonatal care leading to increased survival of premature infants, little progress has been made in the prevention of bronchopulmonary dysplasia. Pediatricians need to be aware of changing...
Although there is debate surrounding the definition of metabolic X syndrome in pediatrics and there are few long-term studies of outcomes in children with metabolic syndrome, pediatric metabolic syndrome needs to be on the radar of...
Urolithiasis occurrence is increasing in both adults and children in the United States, with nearly 1 in 11 adults having a stone at some time in their life. Unfortunately, stone occurrence in children also appears to have increased...
Explore results from our annual issues and attitudes survey.
For the 4th year, experts weigh in on key sessions from one of pediatrics premier gatherings. Here are highlights and insights on why they matter.
Boy’s progressing rash could delay ...

A preoperative evaluation is requested for a 15-year-old boy who is a renal transplant patient maintained on oral ...

Right question resolves teen’s pain ...
Pruritic vesicles erupt on a boy’s legs
Infant with failure to thrive and ...
Updated guideline for “brief ...

A recently published 2016 guideline by the American Academy of Pediatrics recommends replacing “apparent life-threatening ...

How to manage pediatric celiac disease
Treatment of opioid use disorder
Why parents spank their children
Pediatric call centers fast-track ...

The first call center was introduced in 1988 as a uniquely pediatric innovation. This month’s article presents a brief ...

Mental health services in primary care
Improve your practice: Patient visits
Improve your practice: Facilitate ...


Welcome, pediatric nurse practitioners! This is your special “corner” of the Contemporary Pediatrics website where you’ll find the latest news, information, and clinical practice resources in pediatric advanced practice nursing care. Come back often!

A medical home far away from home

Pediatricians know that coordination and advocacy work. What happens, however, when we are faced with complex cases in ...

Bridging the gap
Treating obesity at ground zero
The diaper bank concept
Improve your practice: Patient visits

In this month’s article, Dr. Andrew Schuman focuses on improving the office visit experience for your young patients. By ...

Top 10 apps for pediatrics
Improve your practice: Facilitate patient access
Best tech for pediatrics: 2016
Eye on Washington
National snapshot of childhood obesity

The last year or so has given the nation mixed pictures on childhood obesity, with plenty of challenges ahead.

Cures Act covers vaccines, ACIP, and more
MACRA changes physician reimbursement model
Time for renewed dialog on vaccines
MOC Blog
MOC reform: One year later

It’s been over a year since the American Board of Pediatrics (ABP) announced its intentions to overhaul the maintenance ...

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