Modern Medicine Feature Articles/Pediatrics

Racial and ethnic disparities abound in eczema careEczema affects around 11% of children overall, but only about half of minority children with severe eczema are treated for the condition. A new study looks at why these children are overlooked.
Does pediatric psoriasis increase cancer risk? (VIDEO)For Contemporary Pediatrics, Dr Bobby Lazzara discusses a large retrospective cohort study published in the Journal of the American Academy of Dermatology that examined whether children with pediatric psoriasis are at increased risk of cancer and discusses 2 caveats to the findings.
Vaccination is still key to preventing fluThe American Academy of Pediatrics stresses the importance of vaccinating all children aged older than 6 months early in the season for the best flu protection.
Vaccine refusal impacts other routine carePatients who refuse vaccines or use alternate schedules are less likely to make routine appointments, according to a new report.
Ears, nose, and throat, oh, my!From ear infections to croup to strep, I have found that the simplest diagnosis is often the best diagnosis.
Teenaged girl distressed by persistent rashA 16-year-old girl presents for evaluation of an asymptomatic brown rash over her central chest and back that developed over the preceding 6 months. She is embarrassed by the appearance.
Noninvasive imaging monitors early human brain developmentNew research looks at the role of maternal-placental-fetal interaction on cognitive function and disease.
Growth-accommodating implants could repair heart valve defectsA new device for the heart is designed to accommodate a child’s growth, potentially improving the success rate of a valve repair and reducing the need for more operations.
Infant girl develops bulging sacral massA 3-week-old female presented to the emergency department with a 3-day history of a progressively enlarging, erythematous, seemingly painful lump on her back.
ACEs: Caught in the cross fireA physician’s curiosity leads to discovery of both the cause and a “cure” for the effects of adverse childhood experiences (ACEs) on patient health.