Pediatrics and Adolescent Medicine

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Guideline Watch

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.

2017 Childhood and Adolescent Immunization Schedule

The annual update of recommended immunizations from birth through age 18

Medical News

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.

Elevated Levels of Toxic Belladonna Found in Infant Teething Remedies Free

The FDA has confirmed that homeopathic teething tablets marketed by Hyland's contain elevated amounts of the toxic substance belladonna (deadly nightshade) and is warning consumers not to use them.

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

Toxic Talent: Why High-Performing Jerks Aren’t Worth the Trouble Free

Blogger Harrison Reed considers the deep-reaching effects of having a jerk at the helm in a healthcare (or any) workplace in this week's In Practice blog post.