Pediatrics and Adolescent Medicine

Pediatrics and Adolescent Medicine

Guideline Watch

Screening High-Risk Populations for Syphilis

An updated U.S. Preventive Services Task Force guideline recommends screening “high-risk” patients, but defining high-risk in primary care might be a challenge.

Screening for Developmental Delay in Young Children Free

A Canadian task force recommends against population-based screening for developmental delay in children aged 1 to 4 years.

New Clinical Guideline for Cystic Fibrosis in Preschool-Age Children Free

Consensus recommendations address the gap in guidance on treating children aged 2 to 5 years.

Medical News

CDC Offers Recommendations for Expanded Indication of Hib Vaccine Free

The CDC has published updated guidance on the use of the Haemophilus influenza type B vaccine Hiberix in MMWR.

Teen Birth Rates Down in the U.S., Biggest Drops Among Hispanic and Black Teens Free

Teen birth rates fell a dramatic 41% nationwide from 2006 to 2014, and the racial disparity in birth rates appears to be shrinking, according to a report in MMWR.

Case Reports Add to Evidence Linking Maternal Zika Infection with Microcephaly Free

The Zika virus has been observed in the brain tissue of fetuses with microcephaly in several case reports published Wednesday.

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.