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American Academy of Pediatrics 2008 National Conference & Exhibition

October 11 - 14, 2008Boston, MA

Office-based education about developmental screening prompts higher use of validated tools, added reimbursement

Wednesday, October 15, 2008 | Comments

By Yvonne Poindexter

A new program that provides office-based education emphasizing early child development appears to increase pediatricians' use of important developmental screening tools in young children, according to new data presented by Dr. Mark Rosenberg, ...[more] Locked

Coalition calls on pediatricians to promote breastfeeding through advocacy

Monday, October 13, 2008 | Comments

By Yvonne Poindexter

A novel partnership between a physician and a nonprofit organization is promoting the role of pediatricians as breastfeeding advocates.

Noting that Philadelphia ranks 10th in breastfeeding among ...[more] Locked

Apnea rates in children with RSV bronchiolitis vary, according to new systematic review Video

Wednesday, October 15, 2008 | Comments

By Patrice LaVigne

The risk of apnea in children hospitalized with respiratory syncytial virus (RSV) bronchiolitis appears to vary widely, a new meta-analysis shows, and the risk may depend on certain confounding factors.

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Published scientific evidence for behavioral, medical interventions in autism sparse

Monday, October 13, 2008 | Comments

By Patrice LaVigne

The prevalence of autism spectrum disorder is rising, so pediatricians need to be aware of the growing evidence that supports the use of both behavioral and medical interventions to treat autism, according to Dr. Scott Myers, a ...[more] Locked

Diabetes technology radically changed, still changing Video

Wednesday, October 15, 2008 | Comments

By Patrice LaVigne

The landscape of diabetes therapy has changed dramatically during the past 50 years, but especially during the past decade, and even more change is expected for the next decade, according to Dr. Stuart Weinzimer, associate professor of pediatrics at ...[more] Locked

Alarm therapy plus desmopressin helps achieve dryness in children with enuresis, study finds

Tuesday, October 14, 2008 | Comments

By Patrice LaVigne

Combination therapy with desmopressin and alarm therapy appears to be effective in children with monosymptomatic nocturnal enuresis, regardless of which approach was administered first, new data show.

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Literature review reveals no improvement in BMI from school-based physical activity intervention

Tuesday, October 14, 2008 | Comments

By Patrice LaVigne

School-based physical activity interventions may not improve body mass index (BMI), according to a new analysis.

Dr. Kevin Harris from the Department of Pediatrics at the ...[more] Locked

School-based nutrition, exercise intervention program may not maintain BMI decreases through 10 months in overweight students, data indicate

Monday, October 13, 2008 | Comments

By Patrice LaVigne

A school-based intervention to promote healthy nutrition and physical activity may decrease body mass index (BMI) in overweight, inner-city students through 3 months of follow-up, but not through 10 months, researchers ...[more] Locked

Pediatricians cannot rest in quest for optimum, evidence-based ADHD care, expert says Audio

Wednesday, October 15, 2008 | Comments

By Yvonne Poindexter

Pediatricians face a number of challenges as they seek to implement evidenced-based care for patients with attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), including the shortcomings of existing guidelines, which address care only for children aged ...[more] Locked

New evidence challenges need for prophylactic antibiotics, invasive scanning for some young children with UTIs

Tuesday, October 14, 2008 | Comments

By Yvonne Poindexter

Pediatricians have an increasing number of options available for diagnosing and treating urinary tract infections (UTIs) in young children, but studies to date do not provide clear evidence to guide clinical decisions.

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Symptoms of early, delayed puberty demand close clinical attention, in spite of shifting norms for pubertal onset Audio

Tuesday, October 14, 2008 | Comments

By Yvonne Poindexter

Primary care pediatricians considering whether patients' onset of puberty is truly "too early" or "too late" should look beyond established standards and focus clearly on individual cases, urged Dr. Paul ...[more] Locked



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