7 lower limb positional variations September 01, 2017By Stacy Frye MDConcerns regarding the appearance of a child’s lower extremities are a common reason for visits to the pediatrician and a frequent source of orthopedic referrals. The aim of this article is to provide guidance on the diagnosis and management of 7 common lower limb positional variations in children and adolescents.
In this issue
OME management often strays from guidelinesMost physicians are not adhering to recommendations on otitis media management, according to a new report from the American Academy of Otolaryngology—Head and Neck Surgery Foundation (AAO-HNSF).
Why are teens not being treated for opioid use disorders?While opioid use disorders among teens and young adults are increasing, the number of youths who receive medication to treat opioid use is decreasing, with significant inequalities among population types.
Early exposure to infection may benefit preterm infants August 07, 2017By Rachael Zimlich RNA new study detailing the impact of early infection, antibiotics, and vaccines in preterm infants also offers hope that new vaccine therapies could help decrease sepsis and long-term damage in this vulnerable population.
New guidelines: Screening for pediatric psoriasis comorbidities September 01, 2017By Ilya Petrou MDRecommendations emphasize early detection of risks for medical comorbidities later in life. Asthma and food allergies associated with early-onset ADChildren with early-onset atopic dermatitis (AD) have an increased risk of developing asthma and food allergies by age 6 years, especially those with persistent dermatitis symptoms.
Use common sense for dermatologic concerns September 01, 2017By Jon Matthew Farber MDDr Farber shares 8 common sense tips for handling dermatologic concerns.
The breath of life: Helping babies survive September 01, 2017By Katherine Horan MDThe first breath is the single most important moment in anyone’s life. It is when life outside the womb truly begins, the moment that makes all other moments possible.
Pallor and swelling in an athlete’s upper armA 15-year-old female presents to the emergency department of a community hospital with acute onset of duskiness in her left arm.
Girl’s papular rash will not respond to treatmentThe mother of a healthy 5-year-old girl brings her to the office for evaluation of 2 itchy plaques on her right ankle that have worsened over the last 10 days despite treatment for possible tinea corporis with topical clotrimazole 1% ointment and hydrocortisone 2.5% ointment. A fungal culture is pending.
Nonoperative management of acute appendicitisCompared with traditional appendectomy, nonoperative management (NOM) of uncomplicated appendicitis using parenteral antibiotics is associated with more subsequent emergency department (ED) visits and hospitalizations, as well as more subsequent appendectomies.
Antibiotics improve outcomes in small skin abscessesAntibiotic treatment with either clindamycin or trimethoprim- sulfa - methoxazole (TMP-SMX) leads to better outcomes than incision and drainage with placebo in patients with uncomplicated cutaneous abscesses, particularly those caused by Staphylococcus aureus, according to a large study. Childhood firearm injuries remain a public problemAlmost 1300 US children die and 5790 are treated for gunshot wounds each year, according to an analysis of information in several national databases.