Articles : Pediatrics and Adolescent Medicine
  • Rising Rates of Religious Immunization Exemptions...

    Added On : 28th June 2013

    Rising Rates of Religious Immunization Exemptions Linked with Higher Pertussis Rates

    Deborah Lehman, MD

  • Testing an Algorithm for Chronic Cough Management

    Added On : 14th June 2013

    Cough resolution by 6 weeks was more likely when children were managed by an algorithm.

    Chronic cough is a common complaint in primary care pediatrics and a difficult symptom for families. Researchers in Australia evaluated management of chronic cough using an algorithm based on available evidence (mostly nonrandomized trials) and expert consensus. They randomized 272 referred children (mean age, 4.5 years) with chronic cough (>4 weeks; median, 16 weeks) and without known chronic respiratory illness at five tertiary centers to receive early or delayed (about 3 weeks later) management according to an algorithm:

  • Oximeters and Optimum Oxygen Saturation...

    Added On : 31st May 2013

    Oximeters and Optimum Oxygen Saturation in Premature Infants

    Targeting oxygen saturation below 90% is associated with increased mortality.

  • Warts Are Transmitted in Homes and Schools

    Added On : 17th May 2013

    School classrooms and family members are important reservoirs for transmission of human papillomavirus.

    An estimated one third of school-age children develop cutaneous warts. Previous studies of human papillomavirus (HPV) transmission have focused on exposures in the home environment and in public places (e.g., communal showers), but have not assessed risk for wart acquisition over time or by degree of exposure or the role of classroom exposure.

  • Another Look at the "Ampicillin Rash"

    Added On : 4th May 2013

    This study found a lower incidence of antibiotic-associated rash in children with Epstein-Barr virus acute infectious mononucleosis than previously reported.

  • A New Look at the Healthcare Burden...

    Added On : 21st April 2013

    A New Look at the Healthcare Burden of Viral Meningitis

    In an era of declining cases of bacterial meningitis, admission rates and antibiotic use for viral meningitis remain high.

  • Group Counseling for Children...

    Added On : 8th April 2013

    Group Counseling for Children with Chronic Illness Is Effective

    . . . and the benefits are enhanced when parents participate.

  • Only Half of Children with Milk Allergy...

    Added On : 27th March 2013

    Only Half of Children with Milk Allergy Outgrow It by Age 5 Years

    A new online tool predicts a young child's chance of resolution.

  • Seasonal Influenza Remains a Significant Healthcare Burden...

    Added On : 12th March 2013

    Seasonal Influenza Remains a Significant Healthcare Burden in Children

    Influenza vaccine and antiviral agents are underutilized.