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Jun 1, 2006 Issue
Screening for Developmental Dysplasia of the Hip: Recommendation Statement [U.S. Preventive Services Task Force]
This statement summarizes the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) recommendations on screening for developmental dysplasia of the hip (DDH) and the supporting scientific evidence.
Physicians should use a checklist to facilitate discussions with new parents before discharging their healthy newborn from the hospital. The checklist should include information on breastfeeding, warning signs of illness, and ways to keep the child healthy and safe. Physicians can encourage breastfe...
Prenatal exposure to alcohol can damage the developing fetus and is a leading preventable cause of birth defects and developmental disabilities, such as fetal alcohol syndrome (FAS). The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has issued consensus guidelines to help identify persons affecte...
The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) recently released a clinical report on the risk factors of nitrate poisoning in infants. Health care professionals who suspect that an infant has methemoglobinemia should contact the local poison control center or a toxicologist to assist in guiding management.
The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) has released new recommendations for preventing sudden infant death syndrome (SIDS).
Sep 1, 2005 Issue
Room Air vs. Oxygen for Resuscitating Infants at Birth [Cochrane for Clinicians]
Based on limited evidence, it appears that mortality is lower in infants resuscitated with room air than in those given 100 percent oxygen. However, these results should be treated with caution because one fourth of studies used back-up supplementary oxygen.
To complement the 2005 Annual Clinical Focus on medical genomics, AFP will be publishing a series of short reviews on genetic syndromes. This series was designed to increase awareness of these diseases so that family physicians can recognize and diagnose children with these disorders and understand ...
Apparent life-threatening event syndrome predominantly affects children younger than one year. This syndrome is characterized by a frightening constellation of symptoms in which the child exhibits some combination of apnea, change in color, change in muscle tone, coughing, or gagging. Approximately ...
Photo Quiz presents readers with a clinical challenge based on a photograph or other image.
What are the effects of treatments for unconjugated hyperbilirubinemia in term and preterm infants?