An anesthetic, given by nasal spray, is a safe, needle-free alternative to opiates for relieving moderate to severe pain in children with limb injuries, according to the first randomized, controlled trial to compare intranasal analgesics in children in the emergency department.
Many chest radiographs performed on children don’t benefit them clinically and expose them to unnecessary radiation, according to a study presented at the annual meeting of the Radiological Society of North America.
Newly developed neonatal nomograms enable healthcare providers and parents to follow weight changes in exclusively breastfed babies during the first days of life and identify abnormal weight loss patterns, as described in a recent study.
In a new policy statement, the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) has expanded its recommendations for giving pneumococcal conjugate vaccine to prevent invasive pneumococcal disease caused by Streptococcus pneumoniae to high-risk older children and adolescents.
Sexually active teenaged boys can benefit from circumcision and should be given that information, according to new draft recommendations from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) published in the Federal Register.
The bad news is that office visits for atopic dermatitis are on the rise; the good news is that the condition usually responds to topical therapy and vigilant skin care, according to a clinical report from the American Academy of Pediatrics.