Pediatrics and Adolescent Medicine

Pediatrics and Adolescent Medicine

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Guideline Watch

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.

Screening High-Risk Populations for Syphilis

An updated U.S. Preventive Services Task Force guideline recommends screening “high-risk” patients, but defining high-risk in primary care might be a challenge.

Medical News

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.

Poor Cardiovascular Health Common Among U.S. Children and Adolescents Free

The vast majority of U.S. children don't meet the American Heart Association's seven criteria for ideal cardiovascular health, with bad diets being the biggest impediment, the AHA says in a scientific statement in Circulation.

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

The Caregiver Conundrum Free

Facing the moment an elderly parent needs round-the-clock care you can't give: Physician assistant Charity Maniates describes this caregiver conundrum in the In Practice blog.