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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28697270/lucy-maude-montgomery-and-anne-of-green-gables-an-early-description-of-attention-deficit-hyperactivity-disorder
#1
Jessica Katz Edison, Christopher Clardy
Attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) was added to the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, third edition, revised in 1987. Similar disorders had appeared earlier, and many consider the first description of ADHD to be a lecture in 1902 about children with an "abnormal defect in moral control" but normal intelligence. This definition of ADHD is more alarming than the current one. Anne Shirley, the protagonist of the novel Anne of Green Gables (written by Lucy Maude Montgomery and published in 1908), shares the hyperactive and inattentive qualities that fit the current definition of ADHD...
July 1, 2017: Pediatric Annals
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28697269/pediatric-cellulitis-a-red-hot-concern
#2
Andrew Shriner, Laurie Wilkie
Cellulitis and other skin and soft tissue infections are a common reason for children to seek care, both in the primary care setting and the emergency department. Cellulitis is a common skin and soft-tissue infection that is usually caused by streptococci bacteria or, less commonly, Staphylococcus aureus. Most children recover quickly from cellulitis, but a small subset will require hospitalization. Practitioners need to be skilled in the diagnosis and treatment of cellulitis, including recognition of the need for inpatient treatment...
July 1, 2017: Pediatric Annals
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28697268/the-cost-of-hospital-admission-brief-resolved-unexplained-events
#3
Justin Triemstra
The modern health care system continues to expand at a meteoric rate with ever-increasing technological advancements. However, with these advancements come unsustainably rising costs and occasionally unintended, avoidable harm. In this article, we use a brief resolved unexplained event (BRUE) to illustrate how recent guidelines can help physicians practice value in this modern health care system. A BRUE is a common pediatric problem that is seen in ambulatory and emergency department settings. Infants presenting with a BRUE can be separated into low- and high-risk groups per recent guidelines...
July 1, 2017: Pediatric Annals
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28697267/back-to-the-basics-community-acquired-pneumonia-in-children
#4
Kathleen Boyd
Community-acquired pneumonia (CAP) is a common childhood infection and often a reason for inpatient admission, especially when a child is hypoxic or in respiratory distress. Despite advances in technology and diagnostics, it remains difficult to accurately differentiate bacterial CAP from a viral process. Most of the laboratory tests routinely done in inpatient medicine, such as complete blood counts and acute phase reactants, do little to differentiate a viral pneumonia from a bacterial pneumonia. Clinicians must rely heavily on the clinical presentation and decide whether to treat empirically with antibiotics...
July 1, 2017: Pediatric Annals
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28697266/less-is-more-evidence-based-management-of-bronchiolitis
#5
Elisa Hampton, Erika Abramson
Bronchiolitis is a common cause of outpatient visits and hospitalization in children younger than age 2 years. Despite the frequency with which pediatricians manage this diagnosis, there is significant variability in care in both the inpatient and outpatient setting. This may be due in part to changing guidelines set forth by leading pediatric organizations such as the American Academy of Pediatrics, as increasing evidence emerges that traditional therapies are not effective. This article reviews current evidence-based practices for diagnosis and treatment of bronchiolitis, and provides an overview of inpatient management...
July 1, 2017: Pediatric Annals
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28697265/pediatric-hospital-medicine
#6
EDITORIAL
Laurie Wilkie
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
July 1, 2017: Pediatric Annals
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28697264/early-adversity-toxic-stress-and-resilience-pediatrics-for-today
#7
M Denise Dowd
Never before in the history of science have we had better insight into the factors that determine the health and well-being of a person from infancy to adulthood. An expanding body of knowledge is converging from numerous disciplines including neuroscience, education, behavioral science, public health, the social sciences, and medicine. Awareness of the impact of early childhood adversity and toxic stress is growing rapidly among both professionals and the lay public. This calls for a reevaluation of how and what we, as child health care providers, should deliver to maximize our impact on individual health and well-being across the lifespan...
July 1, 2017: Pediatric Annals
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28697263/community-primary-provider-involvement-in-hospital-care
#8
EDITORIAL
Joseph R Hageman
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
July 1, 2017: Pediatric Annals
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28599030/pediatric-nephrolithiasis-a-review
#9
Tayaba Miah, Deepak Kamat
The incidence of pediatric nephrolithiasis is on the rise. The composition of kidney stones in children is different than in adults, as most stones in children have a composition of calcium oxalate and calcium phosphate mixed with a small amount of uric acid. The symptoms of pediatric nephrolithiasis are nonspecific. Computed tomography (CT) is the gold standard for diagnosis; however, because of radiation exposure associated with a CT scan, ultrasonography is also an accepted modality for the diagnosis. Extensive metabolic evaluation is important to rule out an underlying metabolic disorder...
June 1, 2017: Pediatric Annals
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28599029/transition-consultation-models-in-two-academic-medical-centers
#10
Jessica I Gold, Rebecca Boudos, Parag Shah, Rita Rossi-Foulkes
Health care transition (HCT), the organized progression from pediatric- to adult-focused models of care, is crucial for patients with chronic childhood conditions. More adolescents with chronic conditions now survive into adulthood and have increased risk of adverse events during HCT. Got Transition-an agreement between the Maternal and Child Health Bureau and the National Alliance to Advance Adolescent Health-developed the Six Core Elements of Health Care Transition 2.0, defining the components of HCT. Most HCT programs incorporate these elements, but delivery varies...
June 1, 2017: Pediatric Annals
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28599028/transitioning-the-allergy-immunology-patient-from-childhood-to-adulthood
#11
Flavia C L Hoyte
Allergic disorders and immunodeficiencies are generally chronic and even lifelong conditions, often changing over time, making the cautious transition of care from childhood to adulthood particularly important. Many, but not all, patients can continue to receive their care from the same physician as they transition through adolescence and emerging adulthood, made possible because allergy/immunology training programs require cross-training in the care of both pediatric and adult patients. Although keeping the same physician makes the transition easier for many allergy/immunology patients, even these patients face psychosocial issues unique to adolescents and emerging adults, including increased autonomy, risk-taking behavior, and medical self-management...
June 1, 2017: Pediatric Annals
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28599027/transition-of-adolescents-and-young-adults-with-congenital-heart-disease-challenges-progress-and-future-improvements
#12
Jeremy Nicolarsen
Congenital heart disease (CHD) is the most common and perhaps most widely variable birth defect. Decades of improved CHD care has resulted in a steady growth in the number and complexity of adults with CHD, and many of these patients require lifelong, specialized follow-up care. This begins with successful transition from pediatric-based to adult-based care. Despite the remarkable advances in this field, many adults with CHD still experience lapses in care that have significant health consequences. This review outlines some of the challenges, progress, and areas for improvement in CHD transition medicine...
June 1, 2017: Pediatric Annals
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28599026/transition-issues-and-challenges-for-youth-with-autism-spectrum-disorders
#13
Fred R Volkmar, Scott L J Jackson, Logan Hart
Earlier detection and effective, evidence-based practices are gradually improving outcomes for people with autism spectrum disorder (ASD). Although some continue to need intensive support as adults, an increasing number are now going to college, becoming independent, and marrying. With the transition to adulthood, people with ASD will face a number of significant challenges. Health care providers who are knowledgeable about these challenges can help foster better outcomes and support those requiring higher levels of care...
June 1, 2017: Pediatric Annals
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28599025/transition-medicine-from-pediatric-to-adult-care-part-2
#14
EDITORIAL
Jill Weissberg-Benchell, Jeremy Nicolarsen
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
June 1, 2017: Pediatric Annals
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28599024/anxiety-disorders-in-childhood-and-adolescence-a-primary-care-approach
#15
Sabrina Fernandez
Fears and worries are normal feelings that help us adapt to the ups and downs of life. Those ups and downs are especially normal as children and adolescents grow up and try to find where they fit in the world. With changing relationships at home and in social circles, they are establishing their worldview and solidifying their identity. These feelings of fear and worry can sometimes become overwhelming, and anxiety disorders can develop. Anxiety disorders are the most common psychiatric disorders with onset in childhood...
June 1, 2017: Pediatric Annals
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28599023/anxiety-about-transitioning-pediatric-patients-to-adult-care
#16
EDITORIAL
Joseph R Hageman
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
June 1, 2017: Pediatric Annals
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28489228/an-update-on-pediatric-pancreatitis
#17
Monica Shukla-Udawatta, Shailender Madani, Deepak Kamat
There has been a rise in the incidence and number of admissions of children with pancreatitis over the past 20 years. Current management practices for pancreatitis in children are adapted from standards of care for adults, and there are a lack of multicenter, prospective research studies on pancreatitis in children. There are inherent differences in the clinical presentation and natural course of pancreatitis between adults and children. This review focuses on the current understanding of the epidemiology, etiologies, evaluation, and management of children with pancreatitis...
May 1, 2017: Pediatric Annals
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28489227/using-quality-improvement-in-resident-education-to-improve-transition-care
#18
Sofija D Volertas, Rita Rossi-Foulkes
The importance of a specific transition process is recognized by many health organizations. Got Transition, a cooperative endeavor aimed at improving the transition from pediatric to adult health care, developed Six Core Elements defining the basic components of health care transition support. In this article, we review the Six Core Elements by presenting a model that combines resident quality improvement and transition care training. In this Internal Medicine-Pediatrics residency program, ambulatory training for residents takes place in a combined adult and pediatric clinic...
May 1, 2017: Pediatric Annals
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28489226/transition-of-care-for-youth-with-hiv
#19
Mary Ellen Acree
Remarkable advances have been made in the treatment of HIV. Despite progress in reducing perinatal HIV transmission, there is a growing number of adolescents and emerging adults with HIV who will require transfer of care from pediatric to adult providers. Adolescents with HIV have poorer retention in care and viral suppression compared to other age groups with HIV. Barriers to successful care of youth with HIV include mental health disorders, poor medication adherence, socioeconomic instability, and HIV-related stigma...
May 1, 2017: Pediatric Annals
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28489225/models-of-care-for-adolescents-and-young-adults-with-type-1-diabetes-in-transition-shared-medical-appointments-and-telemedicine
#20
Jennifer K Raymond
Transitioning through adolescence and young adulthood is challenging, and even more so for patients living with a chronic disease such as type 1 diabetes. Patients in this age group encounter multiple obstacles to effectively managing their diabetes, experience suboptimal glycemic control, face higher rates of acute complications, and are often lost to medical follow-up. Comprehensive strategies and innovative clinical models are needed to engage this population in diabetes medical care, address barriers to ideal management, and improve outcomes...
May 1, 2017: Pediatric Annals
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