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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.
Each year, 4 to 5 million newborns receive state-mandated screening in an effort to detect and treat serious disorders before harmful effects can occur. Learn about the recommended screening tests and resources for determining the next steps if a newborn screening result is positive.
This guideline from the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) addresses apparent life-threatening events (ALTEs), a term recommended to be replaced by brief resolved unexplained events (BRUEs).
A newborn has a small, pedunculated mass attached by a fine stalk to the ulnar aspect of his fifth digit.
The Step-by-Step approach, using a basic physical examination and readily available urine and blood tests (without lumbar puncture; see the Synopsis section), can successfully identify low-risk infants younger than 90 days who will not need empiric antibiotic treatment and lumbar puncture.
In nonbreastfed infants, using large bottles (at least 6 oz [180 mL]) to feed infants two months of age was associated with greater weight gain by six months of age. The authors did not report adverse effects associated with bottle size. This is an interesting study that suggests that smaller bottles may prevent overfeeding.