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Pediatrics and Adolescent Medicine

Pediatrics and Adolescent Medicine

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Guideline Watch

Updated Recommendations for Palivizumab Prophylaxis During the First 2 Years of Life

More restrictive recommendations for the use of palivizumab (Synagis) for prophylaxis of respiratory syncytial virus infection in infants and young children

Diagnosing and Managing Pediatric Concussion

Comprehensive guidelines for children aged 5 to 18 years with suspected concussion

Vaccine Recommendations for Primary Immunodeficiency Patients and Family Members

The Medical Advisory Committee of the Immune Deficiency Foundation offers additional guidance on vaccinations to be avoided and encourages routine vaccination when appropriate.

Medical News

Growth Hormone Use in Childhood Linked to Hemorrhagic Stroke in Adulthood Free

Use of growth hormone in childhood is associated with increased risk for stroke later in life.

Donning Gloves After Hand-Washing Prevents More Infections Among Preemies Free

Bloodstream infections among premature infants are halved when healthcare personnel wear gloves in addition to standard hand hygiene.

Cesarean for Breech Babies Linked to Improved Neonatal Outcomes Free

Perinatal morbidity and mortality improved in the Netherlands following an increase in elective cesarean deliveries for infants presenting breech.

Single-Question Screening Can Help Identify Teens with Substance Misuse Free

A screening tool based on a single question can accurately identify substance use disorders among teens.

Practice Watch

New Target Recommended for Type 1 Diabetes Treatment

The American Diabetes Association has set the hemoglobin A1C goal at <7.5% for children of all ages.

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.