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.

The annual update of recommended immunizations from birth through age 18

Medical News

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.

Antibiotics Fail More Often Than Appendectomy for Pediatric Appendicitis Free

Antibiotics may be effective for pediatric appendicitis, but they have a higher failure rate than appendectomy, particularly in the presence of appendicolith, according to a meta-analysis in JAMA Pediatrics.

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

Changing Health Care — Reflections from Across the Pond Free

The high cost of American care looks even higher to blogger Megan Tetlow from her current vantage point — as a visiting PA in England. Read her story in this week's In Practice blog post.