Pediatrics

New therapy to fight pediatric hypoglycemiaFor parents of a child with type 1 diabetes, hypoglycemia can be a scary—and fatal—complication, but a treatment is in development that gives parents and caregivers a new way to keep glucose levels in check.
Anti-NMDA-receptor encephalitis: A review
Anti-NMDA-receptor encephalitis: A reviewIn 2005, a bizarre syndrome consisting of severe neuropsychiatric symptoms, seizures, loss of consciousness, and central hypoventilation was reported in 4 young women with ovarian teratoma (OT).
Viral-induced wheezingWith nearly a third of all children having a wheezing episode before their third birthday and half by age 6 years, wheezing is one of the most common problems for which preschool children are seen in the pediatrician's office.

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Vaccine refusalIf there is no link between vaccines and conditions such as autism, why do pediatricians spend so much time talking about this topic with parents?
Teaching kids to cope with stressThere’s no shortage of worldwide traumatic events impacting children. Most recently, a natural disaster in Nepal and protests-gone-violent in Baltimore took center stage. As traumatic as they are, disasters such as these tend not to be as mentally and physically damaging and prevalent as the chronic stressors many of America’s children experience.
Toddler with spiking fevers and persistent rashA 1-year-old boy with a 2-week history of fever and rash arrived at the emergency department for the second day in a row.

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Telehealth in the trenches: Part 2In this follow-up to his article "Telehealth: A primer for pediatricians" that appeared in the June 2015 issue of Contemporary Pediatrics, Dr. Andrew Schuman describes the logistics of implementing your own office telehealth program.
Painful lesions target girl’s hands, feet, and mouthThe mother of a 16-year-old girl brings her to the office for evaluation of a painful rash on her hands and feet and oral ulcers that make it difficult to eat and drink.
Committee addresses vaccine confidenceThe National Vaccine Advisory Committee has recommended a strategy for improving parents’ confidence in vaccines, including a recommendation for development of pay-for-performance initiatives and incentives in physicians’ practices.
K kingae infection after hand, foot, and mouth diseaseInvestigators in France reported on 9 children aged from 10 to 45 months with hand, foot, and mouth disease (HFMD) who developed Kingella kingae osteoarticular infections.

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