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 Call for Ban on Traditional Crib Bumpers Free

Infant deaths related to crib bumpers appear to have increased in recent years, according to a Journal of Pediatrics study.

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.

In Practice

Looking and Finding Free

Physician assistant Harrison Reed reflects on the unintended consequences of diagnostic medicine 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.