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

Migraine in Kids Linked to Functional GI Disorders Free

Migraine in children is associated with increased risk for functional gastrointestinal disorders, according to a case-control study in the Lancet Gastroenterology & Hepatology.

AHA Recommends Limit of 6 Tsp. Added Sugar per Day for Kids & Teens Free

The American Heart Association now recommends that children limit their added sugar intake to 25 g daily or less, the equivalent of 6 teaspoons of sugar, or 100 calories.

LGB Teens Face More Bullying and Violence in High School Free

Gay, lesbian, and bisexual students are at higher risk for violence and other problems in high school, according to a nationwide survey of students in MMWR.

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

An American in Yorkshire — Initial Impressions of the NHS Free

Megan Tetlow, PA-C, discusses her misconceptions of the English healthcare system, where she has now practiced for 2 months, in the latest In Practice blog.