Pediatrics and Adolescent Medicine

Pediatrics and Adolescent Medicine


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.

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

Curing the Culture — A Gentle Nudge Free

Blogger Harrison Reed offers some simple rules to make the health care workplace better for all.