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September 09, 2013 | ADHD
For children with ADHD, assessing parents’ preferences and goals is useful for clinicians in understanding which treatment parents are likely to initiate for their children.
Respiratory symptoms are a major reason why outpatients seek medical care, and primary care physicians who treat children frequently see pneumonia. This week’s photo essay tests your knowledge of respiratory problems in kids.
Some criminal activity can be eliminated by pharmacotherapy for ADHD. Should this information influence clinical practice? The short answer is an unequivocal yes.
To help you stay abreast of research findings about widely used complementary and alternative approaches to the treatment of ADHD, you'll find results from several pivotal studies summarized here.
In this expert Q&A, Julie Sherman, PhD and Jay Tarnow, MD briefly discuss the latest research findings on ADHD.
After several 5 mg doses of clonidine, this 5 kg boy became extremely lethargic and hypotensive. What went wrong?
A prescription was called into the local pharmacy for ciprofloxacin suspension (200 mg via G-tube bid [10 mg/kg/dose]). After the patient received 2 doses of the medication, the parents noticed that the G-tube was clogged off. What’s the problem here?
Not all patients with life-threatening dermatologic disorders are sick enough or symptomatic enough to go to the emergency department. . . some may come to your office with what may look like a relatively benign lump or bump. Yet within a few hours, such lesions can cause significant morbidity or even death.
In this 10 minute video, Dr. Ted Rosen addresses the following questions. A brief synopsis of Dr. Rosen’s comments follows.
Acne responds to a variety of topical and systemic treatments, including include oral contraceptives, spironolactone, oral zinc, and retinoids. Details here.
Congenital hemangiomas that grow rapidly or that threaten a vital organ may now be treated with oral propranol or topical timolol. Details here.
Each year in this country, physicians prescribe medications to treat ADHD in nearly 3 million children. The safety of these agents has been the subject of some debate.
Transgendered and LGBTs are bullied and victimized at alarmingly high rates. How, then, to protect children and adolescents from physical harm?
Bath salts and herbal incense—synthetic legal intoxicating drugs (so-called SLIDs)—have potentially serious adverse effects—including acute psychosis, delirium, violent behavior, seizures, and cardiovascular emergencies.
Young female athletes are vulnerable to concussions and other sports-related head and neck injuries. Repeated insult may lead to permanent neurologic deficit.