The nation's drug czar's office highlighted the issues around the increased use of opioids by pregnancy women at a recent meeting, held just across from the White House.
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While on the inpatient pediatric service, you receive a call from the emergency department (ED) about a 6-year-old girl who has abnormal movements and emotional lability. When meeting the child and her mother, you discover that the illness began about a week before presentation, when the child was sent home from school because of headache and vomiting.
Children who are overweight or obese, especially girls, face an increased risk for developing gallstone disease compared with their normal-weight peers, according to research by Kaiser Permanente Southern California.
You are called to the emergency department to evaluate a 2-year old boy with a fever for 5 days and a rapidly spreading rash on his face, arms, and legs for 2 days. The rash was made up of 3-mm to 6-mm diameter elongated vesicles on a red base. He is irritable and not eating well. There was another child at his day care with a similar rash, and his mother is worried that his 8-month old brother will develop the same illness.
Life expectancy has increased markedly for children diagnosed with type 1 diabetes, to the point that estimated life expectancy of patients diagnosed between 1965 and 1980 is only about 4 years less than that of the general US population.
A survey of a large group of Australian schoolchildren when they were aged 12 years and again at 17 years found that levels of physical activity and of sedentary behaviors are associated with health-related quality of life (QOL), which includes physical, mental, and social well-being.
Children with autism who require emergency medical care have special needs clinicians must address before beginning treatment. Resources and strategies are available to help you coordinate such care in your setting.
Once confused with other gastrointestinal disorders, cyclic vomiting syndrome can be diagnosed using specific criteria instead of extensive confirmatory testing.
Investigators assessed the efficacy of oral immunotherapy in children with egg allergy in inducing "sustained unresponsiveness" to egg allergen, a greater clinical effect than "desensitization."
A study finds that children exposed to anesthesia before their third birthdays are at higher risk for neuropsychological deficits later in childhood.