Pediatrics and Adolescent Medicine

Pediatrics and Adolescent Medicine


F. Bruder Stapleton, MD



USPSTF Guide to Clinical Preventive Services, 2014

Recommendations of the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force

The U.S. Preventive Services Task Force offers a free pocket guide for all providers of primary care services. The clinical summaries are abridged versions of recommendations from the USPSTF.

Guideline Watch

Vaccine Recommendations for Primary Immunodeficiency Patients and Family Members

The Medical Advisory Committee of the Immune Deficiency Foundation offers additional guidance on vaccinations to be avoided and encourages routine vaccination when appropriate.

USPSTF: Prevention of Dental Caries in Children Younger than 5 Years

Primary care clinicians should prescribe systemic fluoride supplementation at age 6 months, if water supply is deficient, and apply fluoride varnish in all children when primary teeth erupt.

New Recommendations for Lab-Based Sexually Transmitted Disease Diagnosis

Nucleic acid amplification tests are preferred for diagnosing gonorrhea and chlamydia in both genital and extragenital infections.

Medical News

New Hand-Hygiene Guidelines Issued Free

The Society for Healthcare Epidemiology of America and others release expert guidance on proper hand hygiene in the healthcare setting.

FDA Recommends Consumers Steer Clear of Pure Powdered Caffeine Free

Serious complications can include vomiting, diarrhea, stupor, disorientation, rapid heartbeat, seizures, and death.

Most Overweight Kids Misperceive Their Size Free

Forty-eight percent of obese boys and 36% of obese girls said they were about the right weight.

Practice Watch

New Target Recommended for Type 1 Diabetes Treatment

The American Diabetes Association has set the hemoglobin A1C goal at <7.5% for children of all ages.

Vaccine Watch

Recommended Childhood and Adolescent Immunization Schedule for 2014

The CDC Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices has released its new immunization schedule.