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The American Academy of Pediatrics and the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists have updated guidelines for management of early- and late-onset group B streptococcus disease in infants.
Oct 1, 2019 Issue
Thickened Feedings for Infants with Gastroesophageal Reflux [FPIN's Help Desk Answers]
Bottle-fed infants with gastroesophageal reflux should be given thickened formula feedings.
Aug 15, 2019 Issue
Ocular Prophylaxis for Gonococcal Ophthalmia Neonatorum: Recommendation Statement [U.S. Preventive Services Task Force]
The USPSTF recommends prophylactic ocular topical medication for all newborns to prevent gonococcal ophthalmia neonatorum.
Sep 1, 2018 Issue
Feed Thickener for Newborn Infants with Gastroesophageal Reflux [Cochrane for Clinicians]
Feed thickeners decrease the number of reflux episodes in full-term formula-fed infants. Additionally, full-term formula-fed infants with GER who are given thickeners are more than twice as likely to be asymptomatic compared with infants not receiving thickeners at one to eight weeks of follow-up.
Feb 1, 2018 Issue
Effectiveness of Skin-to-Skin Care for Procedure-Related Pain in Newborns [Cochrane for Clinicians]
Skin-to-skin care, also known as kangaroo care, effectively reduces physiologic and behavioral measures of pain in neonates during painful procedures and has no identified adverse effects. Infants who received skin-to-skin care during painful procedures had a heart rate of 10.8 beats per minute less...
A fever without an obvious source in an infant younger than three months is highly concerning. Although some infants have a potentially life-threatening invasive bacterial infection, such as meningitis, bacteremia, or sepsis, most have less serious conditions, such as a viral syndrome.
Dec 15, 2017 Issue
Preventive Pediatric Health Care: Updated Recommendations from the AAP [Practice Guidelines]
The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) has updated its recommendations for preventive pediatric health care (Periodicity Schedule). These recommendations are intended for children receiving appropriate care from parents and with no health problems whose growth and development are within normal ranges.
The percentage of women who drink or binge drink during pregnancy has increased since 2012. Find out how to screen women for alcohol use that increases risk to their fetus, which clinical features should prompt a workup for fetal alcohol spectrum disorders, and how to manage commonly co-occurring conditions.
Developmental dysplasia of the hip (DDH) can range from a mild abnormality to dislocation. In infants and young children, it is asymptomatic; therefore, screening is required to diagnose it in otherwise healthy children.
The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) updated its recommendations to reduce the risk of SIDS and suffocation, asphyxia, and entrapment associated with sleep, focusing on SUIDs that transpire during sleep in infants one year or younger.