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Telemedicine effective in assessing, managing adolescent concussion

June 26, 2017

PHILADELPHIA —  When contact between practitioners and athletic trainers is facilitated through telemedicine for the assessment of concussion in adolescents, both the time and distance to a specialist is reduced, improving satisfaction with care for providers treating this population, according to a recent presentation at the annual meeting of the American Association of Nurse Practitioners.

“Using this technology is not only cost-effective, but it increases the number of providers that can manage concussions,” Cydne Marckmann, DNP, ARNP, FAANP, from the Frontier Nursing University and the University of Washington, said in an interview with Infectious Diseases in Children. “This gets kids back to school quicker and helps manage any pitfalls that may come along the way.”

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Barriers to HPV vaccine uptake identified, suggestions to overcome such obstacles offered

June 23, 2017
PHILADELPHIA — HPV vaccine rates in 2015 were below the Healthy People 2020 target of 80%, suggesting an opportunity for nurse practitioners to help improve these…
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Treatment of acute rhinosinusitis difficult because of increasing antimicrobial resistance

June 22, 2017
MS, APRN, FNP,PHILADELPHIA — Antimicrobial resistance to all Streptococcus pneumoniae has been estimated at 30% to 40% for products such as erythromycin…
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Organic causes of pediatric abdominal pain common in primary care

June 21, 2017
PHILADELPHIA — Between 2% and 4% of all pediatric outpatient visits reference abdominal pain, with 3% to 8% having organic causes that create symptoms for more…
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DSM-5 and Proposed Changes to the Diagnosis of Autism

Pediatric Annals, April 2013, Volume 42 Issue 4
When the American Psychiatric Association releases the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, fifth…
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Gender Nonconforming Youth

Pediatric Annals June 2014

Gender identity and pubertal transition to adult gender roles present a complex interplay of genetic, hormonal, and…
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Telemedicine effective in assessing, managing adolescent concussion

June 26, 2017
PHILADELPHIA —  When contact between practitioners and athletic trainers is facilitated through telemedicine for the assessment of…

Meeting News

Barriers to HPV vaccine uptake identified, suggestions to overcome such obstacles offered

June 23, 2017
PHILADELPHIA — HPV vaccine rates in 2015 were below the Healthy People 2020 target of 80%, suggesting an opportunity for nurse practitioners…

Meeting News

Treatment of acute rhinosinusitis difficult because of increasing antimicrobial resistance

June 22, 2017
MS, APRN, FNP,PHILADELPHIA — Antimicrobial resistance to all Streptococcus pneumoniae has been estimated at 30% to 40% for products…

Meeting News

Organic causes of pediatric abdominal pain common in primary care

June 21, 2017
PHILADELPHIA — Between 2% and 4% of all pediatric outpatient visits reference abdominal pain, with 3% to 8% having organic causes that create…

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FDA approves Mydayis for ADHD in adolescents

June 21, 2017
The FDA recently approved Mydayis, a once-daily mixed salts of a single-entity amphetamine product from Shire, for treatment of ADHD in individuals…

In the Journals

Neighborhood disadvantage, not family, affects adolescent brain development

June 21, 2017
Neighborhood disadvantage was associated with altered brain development from early to late adolescence; however, positive parenting moderate negative…

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USPSTF recommends screening for obesity in children, adolescents

June 20, 2017
The U.S. Preventive Services Task Force recommends that clinicians screen for obesity in children and adolescents aged at least 6 years and offer or…

In the Journals

Factors in early adolescence associated with mole-prone phenotype later

June 15, 2017
Researchers found clinical features in early adolescence that were associated with mole-prone phenotype in later adolescence, which may help identify…

In the Journals

Teen interest in tobacco ads linked to increased risk of future smoking

June 13, 2017
Among teenagers aged 12 to 13 years who had never used tobacco products, 41% expressed either interest or familiarity with a series of…

In the Journals

Nearly 1 in 3 people worldwide overweight or obese

June 13, 2017
More than 2 billion children and adults globally were affected by excess weight in 2015, and the percentage of people dying from health conditions…

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