American Academy of Pediatrics National Conference and Exhibition

Healio brings you the highlights from American Academy of Pediatrics National Conference and Exhibition. Refer back to this page often for the latest news from AAP's NCE, perspectives and interviews with leading researchers and clinicians, and to review archives of past meetings.
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To dismiss or not to dismiss: Practice policy on vaccine-refusing families

November 20, 2015
While the majority of pediatricians across the United States may believe they have an ethical and professional obligation to treat patients…
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Web-based autism screening tool increases monthly screening rate

November 2, 2015
WASHINGTON — A web-based version of a standard autism spectrum disorder screening chart significantly increased the monthly rate of pediatric…
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Dymista safe, effective in children with seasonal allergic rhinitis

November 2, 2015
WASHINGTON — Results from two trials showed that Dymista, a single formulation nasal spray of azelastine and fluticasone propionate, was…
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Compliance with Pneumovax 23 vaccination poor among high-risk patients

October 30, 2015
WASHINGTON — High-risk patients demonstrated poor overall compliance rates with Pneumovax 23 vaccination, varying widely across diagnoses…
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First degree relatives of patients with PFAPA may have undetected disease

October 29, 2015
WASHINGTON — Twenty percent of patients with periodic fever, aphthous stomatitis, pharyngitis and cervical adenitis syndrome, or PFAPA, had at…
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Study highlights increased number of ACL tears among youth

October 29, 2015
The number of ACL tears among adolescents and school-aged children has increased during the past 20 years, according to results recently presented at…
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Investigational hexavalent vaccine safe, effective when given with RotaTeq, Prevnar 13

October 28, 2015
WASHINGTON — An investigational combination hexavalent vaccine for protection against diphtheria, tetanus, pertussis, poliovirus, Haemophilus
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Chronic disease management principles aid in treating pediatric obesity

October 28, 2015
WASHINGTON — According to a two-part study presented at the 2015 AAP National Conference and Exhibition, applying comprehensive chronic disease…
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AAP policy statements urge stronger regulation of tobacco, e-cigarettes

October 27, 2015
WASHINGTON — In a series of policy statements issued during the national conference, the AAP’s Section on Tobacco Control recommended…
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YouTube videos help PCPs counsel on obesity, nutrition

October 27, 2015
WASHINGTON — Primary care providers agreed that an online video-based intervention was effective at assisting with motivational interviewing…