Pediatrics and Adolescent Medicine

Pediatrics and Adolescent Medicine

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Guideline Watch

Influenza Vaccine Recommendations for the 2017–2018 Season

The American Academy of Pediatrics updated its recommendations for prevention and control of influenza.

Vision Screening for Amblyopia Is Recommended in Children Aged 3 to 5 Years

An update to a 2011 USPSTF recommendation statement

AAP Updates Guidelines for Pediatric Hypertension Free

The update revises the definition of prehypertension, recommends screening only at well-visits in healthy children, expands recommendations for ambulatory BP monitoring, and offers advice for evaluation and therapy.

Medical News

Interview: Disaster Medicine Experts Speak About Recovery Free

Two experts in disaster relief speak on the physical and emotional health sequelae of Harvey, Irma, and other natural disasters.

USPSTF Draft Statement Recommends Sun-Safe Behavioral Counseling for More Fair-Skinned Youth Free

The U.S. Preventive Services Task Force has expanded the age range of patients who should receive behavioral counseling to reduce their risk for skin cancer.

Music Therapy Does Not Appear to Improve Autism Symptoms in Young Children Free

Music therapy seems no better than standard care alone in improving autism symptoms, according to an international trial in JAMA.

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

Curbside Consultations: Checks and Balances Free

Curbside consults can improve patient care but are not risk free. In Practice blogger Alexandra Godfrey discusses the risks and benefits.