pediatrics

How to target high-risk populations with behavioral healthHere are four of the top benefits of incorporating behavioral health management into care management plans for members with chronic conditions.
Using medications in pregnant glaucoma patientsMost of the medications, both new and old, we prescribe for glaucoma are quite safe—especially if we educate our patients to occlude their puncta.
ACOs support programs that increase value in pediatricsStudy: ACOs can be part of the structure to improve outcomes in children with medical complexity.
Antibiotic stewardship programs: 4 case studiesAll antibiotic use has the potential to contribute to the development of antibiotic resistance. That’s why it is key to reduce inappropriate antibiotic use in order to slow the growth of resistance.
How to beat burnoutPhysicians have some of the highest rates of professional burnout, and a new study picks apart what is contributing to burnout, job and life satisfaction, and perceptions of work-life balance among pediatricians.
9 opinions on your professional societiesIn the third annual Contemporary Pediatrics survey, many commented on the value or lack of value of the professional societies that they turn to for help. Here are 9 responses that off both positive and negative views of these professional societies. What do you think? Feel free to comment below and make your voice heard.
What have you learned in the past 10 years
What have you learned in the past 10 yearsSome medical specialties are exploring the possibility of abolishing recertification examinations every 10 years in favor of other alternatives. Is ophthalmology next?
Acid-reducing meds up risk of C diff infection in kids: StudyInfants and children who are given prescription acid-reducing medications face a substantially higher risk of developing Clostridium difficile infection, according to a study published recently in the online edition of Clinical Infectious Diseases.
Antiepileptic drug can now be used in pediatric patientsFDA has expanded the indication for topiramate (Qudexy XR, Upsher-Smith Laboratories) extended-release capsules within the pediatric population.
Pediatric migraine drug gets FDA green lightFDA has approved sumatriptan and naproxen sodium (Treximet, Pernix Therapeutics) for the treatment of migraines in pediatric patients.