Pediatrics and Adolescent Medicine

Pediatrics and Adolescent Medicine

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Guideline Watch

Functional Hypothalamic Amenorrhea: A New Clinical Guideline

The Endocrine Society has issued recommendations for diagnosing and managing this common disorder of adolescence.

Updated Guidance on Acute Care of Adolescent Sexual Assault

The American Academy of Pediatrics now recommends nucleic acid amplification testing instead of culture to detect some sexually transmitted pathogens, and the window for evidence collection is expanding.

Medical News

Teen Cannabis Use Tied to Harmful Substance Use Later Free

Teens who use cannabis even occasionally are more likely to misuse other drugs and alcohol in early adulthood

Agencies Warn of Faulty Blood Tests for Lead, Recommend Retesting Free

Some blood tests made by Magellan Diagnostics may falsely report low lead levels in children and adults, the FDA and CDC have cautioned.

Quick-Wee Cutaneous Stimulation Could Be an Easier Way to Collect Urine in Infants Free

A noninvasive stimulation technique could help clinicians collect a clean catch urine sample in infants, according to a study in The BMJ.

Practice Watch

AAP Updates Recommendations for Management of Procedural Pain in Neonates Free

Limiting neonatal procedures, objective assessment of pain, and judicious use of pain management are highlighted in the policy statement.

Vaccine Watch

2016 Childhood and Adolescent Immunization Schedule Released Free

The annual update is again a single schedule for children from birth to 18 years, available exclusively online.

In Practice

When a Child Receives Care at a non-Children’s Hospital Free

Blogger Emily Moore on the importance of pediatric-focused care for children