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Canadian pediatric obesity guidelines recommend lifestyle changes, discourage drugs or surgery

March 30, 2015

In its first update in 20 years to obesity guidelines specifically for children, the Canadian Task Force on Preventive Health Care advises routine monitoring of children’s growth and offering behavioral structured interventions to those with obesity.

The guidelines are based on a systematic review of current research and weighted by quality of evidence.

Michele Jonsson Funk In the Journals

Risk for adverse neonatal outcomes linked to glyburide

March 30, 2015
Gestational diabetes has been increasingly treated with glyburide; however, the medication is associated with a higher risk for newborns to be admitted to the neonatal…
Ian M. Paul, MD, MSc In the Journals

AAP urges standardizing metric unit dosing for all liquid medications

March 30, 2015
In a recently released policy statement, the AAP called for the exclusive use of metric-based dosing for all liquid medications to help prevent unintended…

Experts discuss whether shift in Medicare will reduce costs, improve quality of care

March 30, 2015
In response to concerns over Medicare’s current fee-for-service payment system, the Obama administration announced in January that by 2018 Medicare instead will…
Lawrence Eichenfield FDA News

FDA advisory committee: Severe need for pediatric studies in AD

March 30, 2015
An FDA advisory committee agreed there is an unmet medical need for systemic products, drugs, and biologics, along with additional clinical studies, for the treatment of…
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Instructions to Patients and Families Following Strabismus Surgery

Journal of Pediatric Ophthalmology and Strabismus
Online Advanced Release, March 23, 2015
To analyze postoperative instructions provided to patients and families after strabismus surgery.In April 2012, a…
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Pediatric Annals February 2015

Childhood Epilepsy: February 2015

Keck School of Medicine of USC and Pediatric Annals

It is rare indeed for any child with suspected seizures to present to a pediatric neurologist’s offi ce de novo…
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VIDEO: Recent research promises breakthroughs in pediatric care

March 10, 2015
SAN DIEGO — In this video exclusive, Mark A. Sperling, MD, emeritus profess of pediatrics and endocrinology and…
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