Pediatrics and Adolescent Medicine

Pediatrics and Adolescent Medicine


Guideline Watch

Congenital Zika: Updated Guidance for the Care of Infected Infants Free

The CDC has released detailed recommendations for caring for congenitally infected infants.

Lipid Screening in Children: Updated USPSTF Recommendation

As in 2007, evidence remains inadequate to assess benefits and harms of universal screening for lipid disorders in those aged ≤20 years.

Updated Guidelines for Diagnosing Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders Free

An update to 2005 guidelines includes definitions of prenatal exposure, new lip and philtrum dysmorphology guide, and focus on a multidisciplinary team approach.

Medical News

No Link Between Maternal Flu and Autism in Offspring Free

Influenza infection during pregnancy is not associated with increased risk for autism in the offspring, according to a study in JAMA Pediatrics.

Pediatrics Group Offers Advice for Clinicians to Help Children Through Divorce Free

A new clinical report from the American Academy of Pediatrics notes that over 1 million U.S. children experience the divorce or separation of their parents each year.

Opioid Hospitalizations Among Young Children, Older Teens Show Sharp Increase Free

Opioid hospitalizations more than doubled among U.S. children and adolescents from 1997 to 2012 — similar to trends reported for adults — a JAMA Pediatrics study finds.

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

A Colicky Conundrum Free

Blogger Emily Moore's personal experience of having a colicky baby changed her approach as a pediatric clinician.