Pitfalls in pediatric type 1 diabetes careType 1 diabetes accounts for over 90% of diabetes in children and adolescents worldwide, and it is estimated that about 78,000 young persons are diagnosed annually.
In this issue
Taking control of T2DWith a chronic illness such as type 2 diabetes (T2D), patients and parents often want to make big changes, but just as often they fall short.
Face masks and the brainThe current epidemic of football-related concussions and the association of repeated concussions with CTE is a serious problem that must be addressed and resolved.
Eye on Washington
CMS proposes Medicaid program change April 01, 2016By Kathryn FoxhallA good part of the healthcare finance community in Washington is waiting for the reworking of Medicaid and Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP) managed care that may be published soon.
Make pediatric practice great again!I began the January 2016 Peds v2.0 article “Expediting medical documentation” by stating that my “theme” for this year’s articles is the “retaking” of pediatric practice for ourselves and our patients. I continue this discussion by borrowing a slogan from one of our presidential candidates, in the hopes that pediatricians can be motivated to implement needed reforms that will make practices more efficient, improve the care we provide to patients, and enhance the lives of pediatric providers.
Shortness of breath in a teenaged girlA previously healthy, 16-year-old Guatemalan girl presents to the emergency department (ED) with a 1-month history of dyspnea on exertion.
Infant’s finger has a fast-growing noduleAnxious parents of a healthy 4-month-old boy come to the office for an urgent consultation for a pink nodule on the baby’s fifth finger that has doubled in size over the last month.
Teens' exposure to e-cigarette advertisements April 01, 2016By Marian FreedmanMost middle and high school students are exposed to e-cigarette advertisements. An analysis of 2014 data from the National Youth Tobacco Survey showed that 7 of 10 (18.3 million) of these students were exposed to e-cigarette advertising from at least 1 source. Has HIV testing increased among high school students and young adults?Despite 2006 recommendations by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention that everyone aged 13 to 64 years routinely undergo HIV screening, a study found that testing prevalence remains low among high school students and young adults. Screen time and outdoor playtime affect sleep patternsA new study confirms that less screen time and more outdoor playtime are associated with better sleep in young children. Health warning labels on sugary drinksResults of a survey of more than 2300 parents of children aged from 6 to 11 years suggest that warning labels on sugar sweetened beverages (SSBs) may be an important way to educate parents about the health risks of SSBs and to encourage parents to purchase fewer of them.
Boosting micropreemie outcomes April 01, 2016By Lisette HiltonHospital discharge for extremely low-birth-weight (ELBW) infants, defined as those born at 28 weeks or earlier and weighing less than 1000 g at birth, often means significant ongoing health challenges for these babies and their families.