Pediatrics

New quality measures for childhood sleep apneaThe American Academy for Sleep Medicine has endorsed new quality measures for identifying and treating obstructive sleep apnea in children.
Docs often overlook child sex trafficking victimsPhysicians and other healthcare providers often fail to identify children who are victims of sex trafficking because of inadequate awareness and training, according to a new study.
Childhood asthma linked to fructose intakeConsuming large amounts of fructose during the second trimester of pregnancy and at 2 years of age is associated with a significantly increased risk of asthma in childhood, a new study has found.

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Parents see many sugary drinks as healthyMost parents know that soda isn’t good for their children, but many perceive other drinks with a lot of added sugar—fruit drinks, sports drinks, and flavored water, in particular—as healthy, a new study reports.
Study estimates global prevalence of ADHDAttention-deficit hyperactivity disorder affects 7.2% of children worldwide, a new meta-analysis estimates.
How risky is anesthesia for young children?Growing concern about the effects of general anesthesia on brain development in infants and young children has prompted a call for more research and a warning to parents and physicians to take into account the potential risks when considering surgery for children aged younger than 3 years.

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Docs spread out vaccine schedule despite concernsMore than 90% of primary care physicians surveyed in a new study say that in a typical month they encounter parental requests to spread out the recommended vaccination schedule for their children by reducing the number of vaccines given simultaneously or postponing some vaccines until an older age. Most agree to do so at least sometimes despite reservations.
Pediatricians need training with IUDsThe American Academy of Pediatrics recently recommended, for the first time, intrauterine devices as a first-line contraceptive option for adolescent girls. However, few pediatricians have adequate training in placing the devices, which can limit their use.
Acute otitis media: Update 2015In May 2004, the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) joined with the American Academy of Family Physicians to publish a clinical practice guideline on the diagnosis and management of acute otitis media (AOM). In 2013, the AAP revised the guideline with important changes presented in this review.
Alternative treatment for supraventricular tachycardiaSupraventricular tachycardia episode? Try prescribing a handstand.

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