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

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.

Teen Cannabis Use Tied to Harmful Substance Use Later Free

Teens who use cannabis even occasionally are more likely to misuse other drugs and alcohol in early adulthood, according to a study in the Journal of Epidemiology and Community Health.

Agencies Warn of Faulty Blood Tests for Lead, Recommend Retesting Free

Some blood tests made by Magellan Diagnostics may falsely report low lead levels in children and adults, the FDA and CDC have cautioned.

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.