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?
Here's how to put a parent's concern to rest.
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?
Your answer to the question in this case will hinge on what you know about the influenza strains in the 2014-2015 vaccine vs those in the 2013-2014 formulation. See what you think.
The Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices has just published its official recommendations for the 2014-2015 influenza season. How do the updated guidelines apply to this potential office situation?
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?
Here: an overview of the pathophysiology of chronic cough, its epidemiology and etiology; the clinical evaluation, diagnostic workup, and a summary of treatment options.
Ketorolac is a good option for relieving pain in patients with sickle cell disease, but there can be a problem with how this agent is prescribed for children.
A 2-month-old infant had right submandibular swelling with inflammation and induration up to the nape of neck. Ultrasonography showed multiple enlarged lymph nodes with soft tissue swelling. Blood cultures grew Gram-positive cocci, which were identified as group B streptococci. Late-onset GBS infection is acquired from colonized household contacts.