Facial Nerve Palsy in a Female Teenager
September 13, 2012
A 14-year-old female presented with a 1-week history of right-sided facial numbness. Ear pain on the affected side was the first symptom and was followed by progressive paresthesia. She was otherwise asymptomatic.
February 3, 2012
A 17-year-old girl being treated for mild acne, anxiety, and depression, presented with an ankle “bruise” related to an injury sustained 2 years earlier. Symptoms resolved with treatment, but the hyperpigmentation persisted.
In part 2 of this 2-part article, Drs Peter J. Taub and Paul Pierce discuss strategies to prevent skull deformation and treatment of infants with nonsynostotic plagiocephaly… Read More
A female infant born at 29 weeks' gestation after premature membrane rupture was admitted to the neonatal ICU in respiratory distress. Delivery was complicated by maternal fever and meconium-stained amniotic fluid… Read More
That’s the question we put to Dr John Harrington of Eastern Virginia Medical School and Children’s Hospital of The King’s Daughters and Dr Michael Paul and Rena Vanzo of Lineagen—provider of a new genetic testing… Read More
When rationalizing random acts of violence, it is important to consider the path leading up to the tragic event and be wary of current opinions propagated in the media. Is it mental illness or moral depravity—both?… Read More
November 16, 2012
Dr Pytlak offers tips on what parents can do to protect the whole family from colds and flu this season with some seasoned home remedies. More »
March 1, 2011
A 4-week-old boy with tactile fever for the past 24 hours and fussiness of 2 weeks' duration is referred to the emergency department (ED). More »
February 1, 2011
I saw a 12-year-old African American US girl as a new patient and checked her vitamin D level, as we usually do on our panels these days. The level was 8.8 ng/mL, with a "normal" reported as over 32 ng/mL. What are current recommendations for vitamin D replacement in children—let alone dark-skinned... More »
June 8, 2010
A 3-month-old boy was brought by his mother to his busy primary care physician’s office for follow-up of bronchiolitis when numerous bruises were noted. The mother said that the infant had a 1-week history of unexplained bruising, petechiae, and irritability. The child was referred to the local... More »
February 12, 2010
Although at present there is no cure for type 1 diabetes mellitus, good treatments are available that can enable affected children to lead healthy, active lives. Insulin regimens should be designed to optimize metabolic control while minimizing the risk of adverse events, such as hypoglycemic... More »
February 9, 2010
January 5, 2010
The areas of hyperpigmentation shown here on the trunk of a 15-year-old girl appeared 2 years earlier as 1- to 2-mm hyperpigmented papules with either flat or verrucous surfaces. More »
October 14, 2009
For the discerning pediatrician, choosing which sessions to attend at the American Academy of Pediatrics National Conference & Exhibition (AAP NCE) can be a daunting task. The editors of Consultant for Pediatricians have prepared a list of “must-see” sessions to help narrow down the selection... More »
September 22, 2009
The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) recently doubled the amount of vitamin D that it recommends all infants, children, and adolescents receive each day—from 200 to 400 IU. Also new is the academy's recommendation that vitamin D supplementation begin as soon after birth as possible.... More »
September 21, 2009
My teenaged patient has celiac disease and type 1 diabetes, both of which are well controlled. The patient’s mother is concerned that her son’s risk of a bowel malignancy or other celiac-related complication later in life would be significantly increased if he ingested small amounts of gluten for 5... More »
Showing 1 - 10 of 23 results.
BLOG: CHILDREN'S HEALTH MATTERS
Making a Better Place to Live For Children With Autism
April 12, 2011
West Virginia (the state in which I practice) was not one of the 10 best places to live if you have autism, according to this year’s survey from Autism Speaks. Although thanks to a piece of legislation enacted this month, it is now a better place to live if you have autism. Your state can become better too.
Antibullying Efforts: What You Can Do
March 16, 2011
In a conference last week, President Obama announced a new Web site http://stopbullying.gov to help raise awareness about the issue. This is part of an effort to encourage cooperation between government agencies and educators to protect children from bullying based on race, ethnicity, disability, or sexuality. Are you an advocate for prevention? Share your antibullying efforts with colleagues.
SEARCH MEDICA SEARCH RESULTS
Find peer-reviewed literature and websites for practicing medical professionals