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Studies highlight a need for pediatrician offices to be ready to handle emergencies, available data also demonstrate that many practices, including those that have already needed to treat a critically ill child, are not adequately...
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...
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CASES
Erythema and ecchymosis after ...

A male infant is born and delivery is remarkable for yellow amniotic fluid and a jaundiced infant. Following delivery he ...

Newborn‘s rash is more than skin deep
Right question resolves teen’s pain ...
Boy’s progressing rash could delay ...
Guidelines
Functional constipation: A guideline ...

Functional constipation in children is no news to pediatricians. What may be news is that recommendations on how to ...

Updated guideline for “brief ...
How to manage pediatric celiac disease
Treatment of opioid use disorder
PRACTICE IMPROVEMENT
Upgrade office triage to expedite care

This article describes how a mobile application, a “web widget,” and an office triage support tool can expedite and ...

Pediatric call centers fast-track ...
Mental health services in primary care
Improve your practice: Patient visits

PNP CORNER

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DISPATCHES
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
PEDS V2.0
Upgrade office triage to expedite care

This article describes how a mobile application, a “web widget,” and an office triage support tool can expedite and ...

Improve your practice: Patient visits
Top 10 apps for pediatrics
Improve your practice: Facilitate patient access
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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