Pediatrics and Adolescent Medicine

Pediatrics and Adolescent Medicine


Guideline Watch

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.

Acute Otitis Externa: Updated Clinical Practice Guidelines

Updated guidelines address diagnosis, use of oral and topical antimicrobials, and need for pain relief in patients aged 2 years and older.

Treating Severe Asthma Free

A new guideline for diagnosing severe asthma and addressing factors that can make it difficult to treat

Medical News

CDC Autism Stats Show Wide Geographic Variation

Prevalence per 1,000 8-year-olds varied from 5.7 (Alabama) to 21.9 (New Jersey).

Liquid Nicotine for E-Cigarettes Called a Dangerous, Unregulated Toxin

The FDA has said it plans to regulate e-cigarettes, but it hasn't said how.

Practice Watch

Benefits of Resistance Training in Children and Adolescents

Broadly endorsed 2014 U.K. Strength and Conditioning Association position statement on youth resistance training

Vaccine Watch

Recommended Childhood and Adolescent Immunization Schedule for 2014

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