Dietary reports offer good news on public healthNew dietary guidelines from 2 federal agencies call for a paradigm shift in healthcare and public health toward prevention and integration with food systems, including incentivizing nutrition professionals, healthcare providers, and others in counseling patients for healthy lifestyles.
Study: Medication effectiveness diminishes when patients crush tabletsPeople who take more than 4 doses of medicine a day appear more likely to crush tablets or open capsules potentially reducing their effectiveness, according to a study published in the Journal of Pharmacy Practice and Research.
Acute otitis media: Update 2015In May 2004, the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) joined with the American Academy of Family Physicians to publish a clinical practice guideline on the diagnosis and management of acute otitis media (AOM). In 2013, the AAP revised the guideline with important changes presented in this review.
AAP updates bronchiolitis guidelineA revised guideline on bronchiolitis in children aged 1 to 23 months from the American Academy of Pediatrics recommends dispensing with chest radiographs and respiratory syncytial virus swabs for diagnosis and foregoing albuterol, epinephrine, systemic corticosteroids, chest physiotherapy, and antibiotics during treatment.
Bronchiolitis guidelines: Diagnosis, management, and preventionBronchiolitis, an acute inflammatory injury of the bronchioles, is the most common cause of lower respiratory tract infection in children aged younger than 12 months.
AAP issues new guidelines on pneumococcal vaccine
AAP issues new guidelines on pneumococcal vaccineIn a new policy statement, the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) has expanded its recommendations for giving pneumococcal conjugate vaccine to prevent invasive pneumococcal disease caused by Streptococcus pneumoniae to high-risk older children and adolescents.
New CDC recs on circumcision for teen boysSexually active teenaged boys can benefit from circumcision and should be given that information, according to new draft recommendations from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) published in the Federal Register.
New guidelines for pediatric hydrocephalusNew evidence-based guidelines for treating hydrocephalus in children aim to improve current methods and help clear up confusion surrounding effective therapy for the condition.
ADHD care not what it should beMany pediatricians fail to provide diagnosis and treatment that meet American Academy of Pediatrics guidelines for children with attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), a recent study reports.
New AAP guidelines for bronchiolitis in infantsThe American Academy of Pediatrics Subcommittee on Bronchiolitis has published a new clinical practice guideline on diagnosing and managing bronchiolitis in infants aged 1 to 23 months.