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A 6-month-old boy presented with a dry cough and intermittent wheezing. The chest radiograph, slightly rotated as evidenced by the clavicles, shows a normal heart contour with an upper border merging with thymic tissue, a right middle lobe infiltrate, and peribronchial cuffing. What’s your diagnosis?
The mother of a 12-year-old boy resists your suggestion that he receive the HPV4 vaccine today. She asks three good questions. Do you know the answers?
The 5-year-old in your office has asthma and is egg-allergic. Mom wants him to have a flu shot today, but only if it can be given safely. Can it? With which vaccine?
It's Monday morning and you're only 20 minutes behind. Per routine, you ask the mother of the 12-month-old in your office if she has any questions about the shots he's about to receive...
If you aren't ready with the answer to this question and a way to put it in context for parents, you just might not get another chance. What would you say?
Since mom went to the hassle of bringing along the 4 year old to her little brother's appointment, why not help make it worth the trip and get her up-to-date, too?
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.