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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28836064/treatment-of-severe-psoriasis-in-children-recommendations-of-an-italian-expert-group
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Anna Belloni Fortina, Federico Bardazzi, Samantha Berti, Claudia Carnevale, Vito Di Lernia, Maya El Hachem, Iria Neri, Carlo Mario Gelmetti, Viviana Lora, Carlo Mazzatenta, Mirella Milioto, Gaia Moretta, Annalisa Patrizi, Ketty Peris, Alberto Villani
This article provides comprehensive recommendations for the systemic treatment of severe pediatric psoriasis based on evidence obtained from a systematic review of the literature and the consensus opinion of expert dermatologists and pediatricians. For each systemic treatment, the grade of recommendation (A, B, C) based on the treatment's approval by the European Medicines Agency for childhood psoriasis and the experts' opinions is discussed. The grade of recommendation for narrow-band-ultraviolet B phototherapy, cyclosporine, and retinoids is C, while that for methotrexate is C/B...
August 23, 2017: European Journal of Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28817304/medical-education-and-leadership-in-breastfeeding-medicine
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Julie Scott Taylor, Esther Bell
Physicians' experience with high quality training in breastfeeding during their medical education is historically varied. The process of becoming a board-certified physician entails more than 20 years of education, and although medical school and residency training timelines and courses are relatively standardized across the United States and even internationally, breastfeeding education varies greatly across schools and programs. The Academy of Breastfeeding Medicine (ABM) exists, in part, because historically, physicians have received too little clinical training in breastfeeding and infant nutrition...
August 17, 2017: Breastfeeding Medicine: the Official Journal of the Academy of Breastfeeding Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28739655/critical-issues-in-food-allergy-a-national-academies-consensus-report
#3
Scott H Sicherer, Katrina Allen, Gideon Lack, Steve L Taylor, Sharon M Donovan, Maria Oria
The National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine convened an expert, ad hoc committee to examine critical issues related to food allergy. The authors of the resulting report, "Finding a Path to Safety in Food Allergy: Assessment of the Global Burden, Causes, Prevention, Management, and Public Policy," evaluated the scientific evidence on the prevalence, diagnosis, prevention, and management of food allergy and made recommendations to bring about a safe environment for those affected. The committee recommended approaches to monitor prevalence, explore risk factors, improve diagnosis, and provide evidence-based health care...
July 24, 2017: Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28735562/diagnostic-and-therapeutic-knowledge-and-practices-in-the-management-of-congenital-syphilis-by-pediatricians-in-public-maternity-hospitals-in-brazil
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Raquel Rodrigues Dos Santos, Roberta Pereira Niquini, Francisco Inácio Bastos, Rosa Maria Soares Madeira Domingues
The study aimed to assess conformity with Brazil's standard protocol for diagnostic and therapeutic practices in the management of congenital syphilis by pediatricians in public maternity hospitals. A cross-sectional study was conducted in 2015 with 41 pediatricians working in all the public maternity hospitals in Teresina, the capital of Piauí State, Northeast Brazil, through self-completed questionnaires. The study assessed the conformity of knowledge and practices according to the Brazilian Ministry of Health protocols...
January 1, 2017: International Journal of Health Services: Planning, Administration, Evaluation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28557563/comparison-of-support-for-breastfeeding-beyond-12-months-of-age-from-conventional-and-alternative-pediatric-primary-care-providers
#5
Sarah A Keim, Alexis Tchaconas, Andrew Adesman
OBJECTIVE: Conventional medicine pediatric care providers (e.g., pediatricians) have been shown to be influential in women's decisions to initiate and sustain breastfeeding. Alternative pediatric care providers (e.g., naturopaths and chiropractors) may also provide breastfeeding support, but this has not been the subject of prior research. Our objective was to compare breastfeeding mothers' perceptions of support from these two provider types in a large sample of women who breastfed for more than 12 months...
May 30, 2017: Breastfeeding Medicine: the Official Journal of the Academy of Breastfeeding Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28406489/consensus-recommendation-for-a-diagnostic-guideline-for-acid-sphingomyelinase-deficiency
#6
Margaret M McGovern, Carlo Dionisi-Vici, Roberto Giugliani, Paul Hwu, Olivier Lidove, Zoltan Lukacs, Karl Eugen Mengel, Pramod K Mistry, Edward H Schuchman, Melissa P Wasserstein
Disclaimer:This diagnostic guideline is intended as an educational resource and represents the opinions of the authors, and is not representative of recommendations or policy of the American College of Medical Genetics and Genomics (ACMG). The information should be considered a consensus based on expert opinion, as more comprehensive levels of evidence were not available in the literature in all cases. BACKGROUND: Acid sphingomyelinase deficiency (ASMD) is a rare, progressive, and often fatal lysosomal storage disease...
September 2017: Genetics in Medicine: Official Journal of the American College of Medical Genetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28378737/-all-russian-consensus-on-diagnosis-and-treatment-of-celiac-disease-in-children-and-adults
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A I Parfenov, S V Bykova, E A Sabel'nikova, I V Maev, A A Baranov, I G Bakulin, L M Krums, S V Bel'mer, T E Borovik, I N Zakharova, Yu A Dmitrieva, E A Roslavtseva, E A Kornienko, A I Khavkin, A S Potapov, M O Revnova, Yu G Mukhina, P L Shcherbakov, E D Fedorov, E A Belousova, I L Khalif, S G Khomeriki, D L Rotin, N G Vorob'eva, A V Pivnik, R B Gudkova, V V Chernin, N V Vokhmyanina, T V Pukhlikova, D A Degtyarev, I V Damulin, A M Mkrtumyan, G S Dzhulai, N K Tetruashvili, A Yu Baranovsky, L I Nazarenko, A G Kharitonov, I D Loranskaya, R G Saifutdinov, M A Livzan, D A Abramov, M F Osipenko, L V Oreshko, E I Tkachenko, S I Sitkin, L I Efremov
The paper presents the All-Russian consensus on the diagnosis and treatment of celiac disease in children and adults, which has been elaborated by leading experts, such as gastroenterologists and pediatricians of Russia on the basis of the existing Russian and international guidelines. The consensus approved at the 42nd Annual Scientific Session of the Central Research Institute of Gastroenterology on Principles of Evidence-Based Medicine into Clinical Practice (March 2-3, 2016). The consensus is intended for practitioners engaged in the management and treatment of patients with celiac disease...
2017: Terapevticheskiĭ Arkhiv
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28376548/effect-of-an-educational-presentation-about-extremely-preterm-infants-on-knowledge-and-attitudes-of-health-care-providers
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Stefani Doucette, Brigitte Lemyre, Thierry Daboval, Sandra Dunn, Salwa Akiki, Nick Barrowman, Gregory P Moore
Objective To determine healthcare providers' knowledge (HCP) about survival rates of extremely preterm infants (EPI) and attitudes toward resuscitation before and after an educational presentation and, to examine the relationship between knowledge and attitudes toward resuscitation. Study Design Participants completed a survey before and after attending a presentation detailing evidence-based estimates of survival rates and surrounding ethical issues. Respondents included neonatologists, obstetricians, pediatricians, maternal-fetal medicine specialists, trainees in pediatrics, obstetrics, neonatal-perinatal medicine and neonatal and obstetrical nurses...
August 2017: American Journal of Perinatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28105067/current-state-and-future-prospects-for-psychosomatic-medicine-in-japan
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REVIEW
Masato Murakami, Yoshihide Nakai
In this article, we describe the history and current state of psychosomatic medicine (PSM) in Japan and propose measures that could be considered based on our view of the future prospects of PSM in Japan. The Japanese Society of PSM (JSPM) was established in 1959, and the first Department of Psychosomatic Internal Medicine in Japan was established at Kyushu University In 1963. PSM in Japan has shown a prominent, unique development, with 3,300 members (as of March 2016), comprised of 71.6% of medical doctors including psychosomatic internal medicine (PIM) specialists, general internists, psychiatrists, pediatricians, obstetricians and gynecologists, dentists, dermatologists, and others...
2017: BioPsychoSocial Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27916335/-gastroesophageal-reflux-and-sleep-position-of-infants-a-survey-conducted-in-france-by-493%C3%A2-pediatricians
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M Bellaïche, K Bargaoui, C Jung, P Maigret, P Clerson
BACKGROUND AND AIMS: The supine sleeping position with the head higher than the legs has no impact on regurgitations in infants. Inclined ventral decubitus decreases regurgitations but is associated with an increased risk of sudden infant death syndrome (SIDS). The LUNE study aimed to evaluate the impact of regurgitations on the choice of sleeping position by pediatricians and parents. METHODS: Cross-sectional case-control study (ratio 1:1) conducted in France in 2013...
January 2017: Archives de Pédiatrie: Organe Officiel de la Sociéte Française de Pédiatrie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27390206/-major-obstacles-in-the-development-of-child-and-adolescent-psychiatry-in-hungary
#11
Sandor Kalmar
The author ascertains that healthy personality development faces increasingly serious obstacles and consequently the number of children in need of mental healthcare is on the rise. Child and adolescent psychiatry has drawn increasing appreciation, however, it is only formal and deficient in Hungary today and cannot assure optimal mental care according to the principles of evidence-based medicine. The author emphasizes that 75% of the first manifestation of the psychiatric disorders occurs during adolescence and young adulthood...
June 2016: Neuropsychopharmacologia Hungarica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27274332/physician-and-medical-student-perceptions-and-expectations-of-the-pediatric-clerkship-a-qatar-experience
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Mohamed A Hendaus, Shabina Khan, Samar Osman, Yasser Alsamman, Tushar Khanna, Ahmed H Alhammadi
BACKGROUND: The average number of clerkship weeks required for the pediatric core rotation by the US medical schools is significantly lower than those required for internal medicine or general surgery. OBJECTIVE: The objective behind conducting this survey study was to explore the perceptions and expectations of medical students and pediatric physicians about the third-year pediatric clerkship. METHODS: An anonymous survey questionnaire was distributed to all general pediatric physicians at Hamad Medical Corporation and to students from Weill Cornell Medical College-Qatar...
2016: Advances in Medical Education and Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27117993/-exercise-therapy-in-the-treatment-of-idiopathic-adolescent-scoliosis-is-it-useful
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REVIEW
M Porte, K Patte, A Dupeyron, J Cottalorda
Many practitioners, pediatricians, and general practitioners prescribe physical therapy when tracking scoliosis. However, has physical therapy alone proved its efficacy in the care of the scoliosis to slow down progression? Our purpose is to report the results of a literature review on the effectiveness of rehabilitation in idiopathic scoliosis. No current study presents sufficient scientific proof to validate the efficacy of isolated exercise therapy in scoliosis. Learned societies recognize, however, the efficacy of combining conservative therapy (brace+physiotherapy) in idiopathic scoliosis...
June 2016: Archives de Pédiatrie: Organe Officiel de la Sociéte Française de Pédiatrie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/26835389/cannabinoids-for-pediatric-epilepsy-up-in-smoke-or-real-science
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REVIEW
Francis M Filloux
Public interest in the use of "medical marijuana" for the treatment of childhood epilepsy has burgeoned in the last few years. This has occurred in parallel with a growing interest in "medical marijuana" in general. Physicians and pediatricians must balance their patients' desire for immediate access to these products with the tenets of evidence-based medicine. This review discusses the biochemistry of cannabis products (the phytocannabinoids) setting this in the context of the endogenous endocannabinoid system...
October 2015: Translational pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/26240216/translating-atopic-dermatitis-management-guidelines-into-practice-for-primary-care-providers
#15
REVIEW
Lawrence F Eichenfield, Mark Boguniewicz, Eric L Simpson, John J Russell, Julie K Block, Steven R Feldman, Adele R Clark, Susan Tofte, Jeffrey D Dunn, Amy S Paller
Atopic dermatitis affects a substantial number of children, many of whom seek initial treatment from their pediatrician or other primary care provider. Approximately two-thirds of these patients have mild disease and can be adequately managed at the primary care level. However, recent treatment guidelines are written primarily for use by specialists and lack certain elements that would make them more useful to primary care providers. This article evaluates these recent treatment guidelines in terms of evaluation criteria, treatment recommendations, usability, accessibility, and applicability to nonspecialists and integrates them with clinical evidence to present a streamlined severity-based treatment model for the management of a majority of atopic dermatitis cases...
September 2015: Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/26122812/the-role-of-the-pediatrician-in-primary-prevention-of-obesity
#16
REVIEW
Stephen R Daniels, Sandra G Hassink
The adoption of healthful lifestyles by individuals and families can result in a reduction in many chronic diseases and conditions of which obesity is the most prevalent. Obesity prevention, in addition to treatment, is an important public health priority. This clinical report describes the rationale for pediatricians to be an integral part of the obesity-prevention effort. In addition, the 2012 Institute of Medicine report "Accelerating Progress in Obesity Prevention" includes health care providers as a crucial component of successful weight control...
July 2015: Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/25635664/infant-male-circumcision-healthcare-provider-knowledge-and-associated-factors
#17
Erin J Starzyk, Michele A Kelley, Rachel N Caskey, Alan Schwartz, Joan F Kennelly, Robert C Bailey
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES: The emerging science demonstrates various health benefits associated with infant male circumcision and adult male circumcision; yet rates are declining in the United States. The American Academy of Pediatrics and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommend that healthcare providers present evidence-based risk and benefit information for infant male circumcision to parent(s) and guardian(s). The purpose of this study was to assess providers' level of infant male circumcision knowledge and to identify the associated characteristics...
2015: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/25554760/family-centered-care-and-evidence-based-medicine-in-conflict-lessons-for-pediatricians
#18
Amy E Caruso Brown
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
January 2015: Hospital Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/25428423/-descriptive-study-of-healthcare-professionals-management-of-tick-bites
#19
Eva Buller, Juana Cabello, María José Ibáñez
INTRODUCTION: Rural primary health centers frequently treat patients with tick bites. This study compares everyday clinical practice at our primary healthcare center to practices recommended by current scientific evidence. PURPOSE: To describe the everyday management of tick bites by different healthcare professionals and to compare this management to evidence-based therapy guidelines. DESIGN: Cross-sectional, descriptive observational study...
2014: Medwave
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/25367532/variability-in-adhd-care-in-community-based-pediatrics
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COMPARATIVE STUDY
Jeffery N Epstein, Kelly J Kelleher, Rebecca Baum, William B Brinkman, James Peugh, William Gardner, Phil Lichtenstein, Joshua Langberg
BACKGROUND: Although many efforts have been made to improve the quality of care delivered to children with attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) in community-based pediatric settings, little is known about typical ADHD care in these settings other than rates garnered through pediatrician self-report. METHODS: Rates of evidence-based ADHD care and sources of variability (practice-level, pediatrician-level, patient-level) were determined by chart reviews of a random sample of 1594 patient charts across 188 pediatricians at 50 different practices...
December 2014: Pediatrics
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