Pediatrics and Adolescent Medicine

Pediatrics and Adolescent Medicine


Guideline Watch

Timing of Peanut Introduction in High-Risk Infants: AAP Interim Guidance

Recommend peanut introduction between ages 4 and 11 months in infants with severe eczema or egg allergy, or refer them for allergy evaluation.

Performing Skeletal Surveys in Suspected Child Abuse

An expert panel presents common sense guidelines for obtaining skeletal surveys in young children with bruising.

Medical News

Researchers Warn of Rare Injuries Observed with Epi-Pen Administration in Kids Free

Epinephrine autoinjectors have caused lacerations and embedded-needle injuries in children, although the adverse events are likely rare, according to a series of cases reported in the Annals of Emergency Medicine.

California Opts to Limit Vaccine Exemptions Free

If the bill becomes law, the state will join two others in eliminating all personal belief exemptions.

Generic ADHD Drugs Remain on the Market, Despite Lack of Therapeutic Equivalence Free

Two generic versions of the attention-deficit/hyperactivity drug Concerta (methylphenidate hydrochloride extended-release tablets) continue to be available months after the FDA deemed them not therapeutically equivalent to the brand name version, the New York Times reports.

In Practice

The Name Game Free

Nurse practitioner Elizabeth Donahue reflects on the name confusion that has dogged both her personal and professional lives in this week's In Practice blog post.

Practice Watch

Wearable Baby Monitors: A Questionable New Fashion

Advise parents that — as with other baby monitors — these are not safety devices.

Vaccine Watch

ACIP Updates Flu Vaccine Recommendations for the 2014–2015 Season

The CDC's Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices has published its influenza vaccine recommendations for the 2014–2015 season.

Recommended Childhood and Adolescent Immunization Schedule for 2014

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