A new study explores the connection between the pediatric varicella zoster virus vaccination and the increasing incidence of herpes zoster (HZ) cases in the United States.
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Last published in 2009, revised guidelines have been developed and released by an NIH-supported expert panel. They contain important updates for the prevention and management of OIs in children with HIV/AIDS.
While MRSA infections are a serious threat to children, looking deeper than the hysterical headlines about a "flesh-eating superbug" reveals a number of commonsense strategies can help prevent its spread.
Three of four pediatric antibiotic prescriptions are for respiratory tract infections. Antibiotic stewardship programs aim to reduce inappropriate prescriptions of antibiotics for viral RTIs and of broad-spectrum agents for bacterial RTIs in children.
Since its introduction in 2000, the 7-valent pneumococcal conjugate vaccine has led to a dramatic decline in hospitalizations among children younger than 2 years of age.
The use of CT in pediatrics has been increasing over the past 2 decades, and while the superior diagnostic capabilities of CT over conventional X-rays are undisputed, the much higher radiation doses of CT have been linked to an increased risk of cancer.
ORLANDO — An expert special symposium at the AAP's National Conference and Exhibition explored the connection between pediatric obesity and cardiovascular health, including challenges to healthy weight in the pediatrician-patient relationship. The panel advised health care providers how to partner with families to improve children's weight and cardiac fitness.
ORLANDO — Children diagnosed with ADHD have only a 1 in 3 chance of a good outcome as an adult, and have a 5 times greater risk of death from suicide, said William J. Barbaresi, MD, reporting results of his study of long-term adult outcomes and interventions for ADHD at AAP's National Conference and Exhibition.
Addressing the fact that many children and adolescents have few rules and little supervision of their media use, a revised AAP statement provides pediatric health care providers with practical recommendations and advice to offer patients and their parents about safe, savvy, and sensible use of screens and the content on them.
The report released at the AAP's National Conference and Exhibition this week aims to return students with a concussion to school as soon as possible, says lead author Mark E. Halstead, MD.
Thomas K. McInerny, MD, spoke to pediatrician attendees at the opening plenary session of the AAP's National Conference and Exhibition.
Three of 4 samples bought online had high bacteria levels, including coliform and staph, and 1 in 5 were positive for CMV.
If early to bed and early to rise makes a man healthy, a new study adds a corollary to Benjamin Franklin's famous aphorism: A regular bedtime makes a child healthy—at least behaviorally speaking.