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Treatment of pediatric obesity comorbidities simplified in new algorithm

June 28, 2017

PHILADELPHIA — A new set of guidelines for managing comorbidities associated with pediatric obesity, including dyslipidemia, thyroid conditions and vitamin D deficiency, has been developed by researchers at Washburn University School of Nursing, according to a recent presentation at the annual meeting of the American Association of Nurse Practitioners.

“One of our primary jobs — and possibly one of our easier jobs — is to identify children who are overweight or obese,” Bobbe Mansfield, DNP, FNP-BC from Washburn University, said in an interview with Infectious Diseases in Children. “Once we do that, there are certain things that we need to do to change the course of that trajectory. However, what we are not as quick to see is that our job of screening for pediatric comorbidities associated with obesity should begin at that time also.”

Nationwide Children’s Hospital to open pediatric behavioral health center

June 28, 2017
Nationwide Children’s Hospital recently announced development plans for the Big Lots Behavioral Health Pavilion, a freestanding facility focused on behavioral…

ACP: Supreme Court permitting parts of travel ban ‘creates uncertainty’

June 28, 2017
The June 26 Supreme Court decision to allow parts of President Trump’s travel ban on six Muslim-majority countries to take effect generates uncertainty and…

ACP: Postponed vote confirms flaws of the Senate health care act

June 28, 2017
The Senate’s decision to postpone the vote on its Better Care Reconciliation Act confirms that the legislation is vitally flawed, according to a statement issued…
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Updated CDC guidelines for neonatal HBV testing prevent misclassification

June 28, 2017
PHILADELPHIA — Shortening the time frame in which an infant receives post-vaccination serologic testing for hepatitis B from 9 to 18 months to 9 to 12 months may…
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Agreement Between Three Optical Coherence Tomography Devices to Assess the Insertion Distance and Thickness of Horizontal Rectus Muscles

Journal of Pediatric Ophthalmology and Strabismus, May/June 2017, Volume 54 Issue 3
To assess the agreement between two different spectral domain (SD-OCT) and one swept source (SS-OCT) optical coherence…
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Sudden Cardiac Death in Children and Adolescents: December 2015

Keck School of Medicine of USC and Pediatric Annals

In any busy primary care pediatric practice issues such as chest pain, syncope, palpitations, and arrhythmias…
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