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Aug 15, 2010 Issue
Screening of Infants for Hyperbilirubinemia to Prevent Chronic Bilirubin Encephalopathy: Recommendation Statement [U.S. Preventive Services Task Force]
The U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) concludes that the evidence is insufficient to recommend screening infants for hyperbilirubinemia to prevent chronic bilirubin encephalopa.
Aug 15, 2010 Issue
Screening of Infants for Hyperbilirubinemia to Prevent Chronic Bilirubin Encephalopathy [Putting Prevention into Practice]
Case study: K.J. is a full-term newborn male who was born 24 hours ago after an uncomplicated spontaneous vaginal delivery. His parents, who are Asian American, have been attending your practice for five years. K.J. does not appear jaundiced on examination.
Photo Quiz presents readers with a clinical challenge based on a photograph or other image.
Jan 15, 2010 Issue
Universal Screening for Hearing Loss in Newborns: Recommendation Statement [U.S. Preventive Services Task Force]
The U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) recommends screening for hearing loss in all newborn infants.
Case study: A 29-year-old patient gave birth to a healthy infant two days ago. You visit her and her newborn in the hospital where the first-time mother tells you that her baby is scheduled to have a hearing test in the newborn nursery.
Dec 15, 2009 Issue
Screening for Phenylketonuria: Reaffirmation Recommendation Statement [U.S. Preventive Services Task Force]
The U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) recommends screening for phenylketonuria (PKU) in newborns.
Sudden infant death syndrome is the leading cause of death among healthy infants, affecting 0.57 per 1,000 live births. The most easily modifiable risk factor for sudden infant death syndrome is sleeping position. To reduce the risk of sudden infant death syndrome, parents should be advised to place...
Physicians are often asked for guidance about pacifier use in children, especially regarding the benefits and risks, and when to appropriately wean a child. The benefits of pacifier use include analgesic effects, shorter hospital stays for preterm infants, and a reduction in the risk of sudden infan...
Although the American Academy of Pediatrics and the American Academy of Family Physicians recommend breast milk for optimal infant nutrition, many parents still choose formula as an acceptable alternative. The wide variety of available formulas is confusing to parents and physicians, but formulas ca...