Pediatrics and Adolescent Medicine

Pediatrics and Adolescent Medicine

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Guideline Watch

Functional Hypothalamic Amenorrhea: A New Clinical Guideline

The Endocrine Society has issued recommendations for diagnosing and managing this common disorder of adolescence.

Updated Guidance on Acute Care of Adolescent Sexual Assault

The American Academy of Pediatrics now recommends nucleic acid amplification testing instead of culture to detect some sexually transmitted pathogens, and the window for evidence collection is expanding.

The annual update of recommended immunizations from birth through age 18

Medical News

Quick-Wee Cutaneous Stimulation Could Be an Easier Way to Collect Urine in Infants Free

A noninvasive stimulation technique could help clinicians collect a clean catch urine sample in infants, according to a study in The BMJ.

Antibiotics Fail More Often Than Appendectomy for Pediatric Appendicitis Free

Antibiotics may be effective for pediatric appendicitis, but they have a higher failure rate than appendectomy, particularly in the presence of appendicolith, according to a meta-analysis in JAMA Pediatrics.

1 in 4 U.S. Kids Exposed to Secondhand E-Cigarette Aerosols Free

Some 24% of U.S. middle and high school students report recent exposure to the vapors from someone else's electronic cigarettes, according to a research letter in JAMA Pediatrics.

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

Is There an NP Onboard? Free

Meeting the challenge of a medical emergency at 30,000 feet confirms for Elizabeth Donahue, RN, MSN, NP-C, the value of her contribution.