In a new policy statement, the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) has expanded its recommendations for giving pneumococcal conjugate vaccine to prevent invasive pneumococcal disease caused by Streptococcus pneumoniae to high-risk older children and adolescents.
New evidence-based guidelines for treating hydrocephalus in children aim to improve current methods and help clear up confusion surrounding effective therapy for the condition.
The American Academy of Pediatrics Subcommittee on Bronchiolitis has published a new clinical practice guideline on diagnosing and managing bronchiolitis in infants aged 1 to 23 months.
Expand treatment of sickle cell disease with 2 “underused” preventive therapies to reduce painful flare-ups, an expert panel convened by the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute urges in new management guidelines.
In a recently updated guidance, the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) recommends that immunoprophylaxis against respiratory syncytial virus (RSV) infection be reserved for certain high-risk infants.
The Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP) has updated its influenza vaccination recommendations for the 2014-15 influenza season.
An expert panel of specialists from the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute has issued new guidelines for the management and treatment of sickle cell disease (SCD). How will these latest evidence-based recommendations affect the care of your patients?
Although skin and soft tissue infections can be deadly, most heal by themselves without antibiotics, say new practice guidelines from the Infectious Diseases Society of America.
New practice guidelines for managing childhood sleep apnea syndrome (OSAS) were highlighted by Michael Schechter, MD, on behalf of Carole Marcus, MBBCh. The presentation ”Clinical Practice Guideline Update: Diagnosis and Management of Childhood Obstructive Sleep Apnea Syndrome (OSAS)” reviewed the 2012 update to the previous 2002 AAP Clinical Practice Guideline intended for use by primary care clinicians for the diagnosis and management of childhood OSAS.