When cancer strikes a family: Psychosocial issues in pediatric oncologyA child’s cancer diagnosis presents psychosocial issues that the community pediatrician needs to assess and treat for the total well-being of the child, siblings, and parents.
In this issue
New study urges clinicians to consider needle fears February 01, 2018By Rachael Zimlich RNFear of needles may play a larger role than clinicians think in vaccine compliance, both in the childhood years and beyond. Medical marijuana for children with cancerPediatricians have had concerns about the known risks of marijuana use in children. What’s next for kids with cancer? Hypertension higher in childhood cancer survivors February 01, 2018By Rachael Zimlich RNAdults who have survived childhood cancer are about 10 years ahead of their peers in terms of developing hypertension, according to a new report. Children still prescribed postop codeine despite warnings February 01, 2018By Rachael Zimlich RNA new study reveals that too many children are still given codeine or codeine-containing medications after surgery.
Primary care following treatment of a child with cancerThe progress in treating cancer in children has been revolutionary, and the evidence base for providing long-term psychosocial care for their families has grown as well.
Smarter testing for anemia and infectionsConsider these helpful hints when diagnosing anemia or infections in your patients.
Child with abnormal eye lesionsA 12-year-old girl is referred to the office after a routine dilated eye exam shows unusual retinal lesions. The child has been having headaches for the past 2 years that are described as mostly in the vertex with no other associated vomiting symptoms. Headaches are intermittent and usually relieved with ibuprofen.
New violaceous nodules in a neonateFollowing an uncomplicated pregnancy, labor, and delivery, a healthy 13-day-old girl presents for evaluation with a 2-day history of firm, violaceous nodules on her mid-upper back and right arm just above the axilla.
How to help parents cut healthcare costsThe cost of healthcare can be overwhelming for patients’ families. Here are ways to cut parents’ out-of-pocket medical expenses and even help your bottom line.
New hemophilia B gene therapy appears effectiveA recent trial showed that a single intravenous infusion of a vector expressing a high specific-activity factor IX gene safely produces a sustained, effective level of factor IX coagulant activity in patients with hemophilia B. Novel biomarker accurately identifies infants with UTIsUrinary neutrophil gelatinase-associated lipocalin (uNGAL) is highly sensitive and specific for diagnosing urinary tract infections (UTIs), according to a study in febrile children aged up to 24 months. High-nicotine e-cigarettes lead to more smoking and vapingCompared with adolescents who use e-cigarettes with relatively low or no nicotine concentrations, those who use e-cigarettes with higher nicotine concentrations are more likely to progress to more frequent and intense combustible cigarette smoking and vaping.
YouTube’s darker side February 01, 2018By Miranda HesterDo you talk to your pediatric patients about what they are watching on YouTube and other video sites? Maybe you should be.