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MMRV recommended for routine immunization schedule.(News)(measles, mumps, rubella, and varicella vaccine)

MMRV recommended for routine immunization schedule.(News)(measles, mumps, rubella, and varicella vaccine) Walsh, Nancy ATLANTA — The new combination measles, mumps, rubella, and varicella vaccine should be incorporated into the routine vaccination schedule for children aged 12 months to 12 years, according to a vote taken by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s Advisory Committee […]

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Bleach bath can kill bacteria in atopic patients

Bleach bath can kill bacteria in atopic patients Joyce Frieden WASHINGTON — Bleach baths can be an effective tool for killing bacteria and helping to clear atopic dermatitis, Cheryl Lee Eberting, M.D., said at a meeting of the Society for Pediatric Dermatology. Experts generally recommend 1/2 cup of bleach in a bathtub full of water […]

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Low-dose OCs ease teen dysmenorrhea.(Clinical Rounds)(oral contraceptive )(Brief Article)

Low-dose OCs ease teen dysmenorrhea.(Clinical Rounds)(oral contraceptive )(Brief Article) Splete, Heidi WASHINGTON — Adolescents treated with a low-dose oral contraceptive reported a significantly greater reduction in pain associated with dysmenorrhea than did their counterparts who received a placebo in a small study, Anne Davis, M.D., reported at the annual meeting of the Association of Reproductive […]

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Managing ADHD in children with disabilities

Managing ADHD in children with disabilities Paul Lipkin Attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder affects about 8%-10% of children in the general population and is three times more likely to occur in boys than girls. However, children with ADHD as well as mild to severe disabilities–including mental retardation, autism, and cerebral palsy–are seldom discussed. The prevalence of children […]

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Shunt malfunctions cause most problems in hydrocephalus patients. (Parental Observation is Key).

Shunt malfunctions cause most problems in hydrocephalus patients. (Parental Observation is Key). Sherman, Carl ATLANTA — Pediatricians should be alert to signs and symptoms of shunt malfunction in patients treated for hydrocephalus, Dr. Timothy P. Mapstone said at a pediatric meeting sponsored by Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta and Emory University. Since shunt problems present in […]

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ADHD in young children

ADHD in young children Barbara J. Howard Pediatricians love the innocence of young children so much that they may be reluctant to see in them the signs of the same serious problems they are used to diagnosing in older children. I think that’s the case with attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), predictors of which have been […]

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Top 10 articles on pediatric infectious diseases. (Expert’s Picks).

Top 10 articles on pediatric infectious diseases. (Expert’s Picks). Worcester, Sharon ASPEN, COLO. — Clinical sinusitis in children should not be treated with antibiotics, according to Dr. Michael Radetsky’s pick for best pediatric infectious disease article of the past year. The findings presented in the article confirm what many experts have long been saying about […]

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When hypertension hits children, symptoms often escape detection; headache, chest and abdominal pain, and difficulty falling asleep are some of the undiagnosed symptoms.(News)

When hypertension hits children, symptoms often escape detection; headache, chest and abdominal pain, and difficulty falling asleep are some of the undiagnosed symptoms.(News) Ault, Alicia PHILADELPHIA — Children with hypertension may have symptoms such as headache and chest and abdominal pain, but these are often overlooked, according to study results reported at the annual meeting […]

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Topiramate may lower frequency of migraines.(Clinical Rounds)(Drug overview)

Topiramate may lower frequency of migraines.(Clinical Rounds)(Drug overview) Sullivan, Michele G. PITTSBURGH — Topiramate appears to be a good choice for preventing pediatric migraine, including basilar migraine, researchers reported at the annual meeting of the Child Neurology Society. The drug was approved for treatment of adult migraine in 2004, and is used off label for […]

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Teen driving.(Policy & Practice)(motor vehicle death statistics)(Brief Article)

Teen driving.(Policy & Practice)(motor vehicle death statistics)(Brief Article) Silverman, Jennifer Although most recognize that the summer driving season is dangerous for teens, September is the third deadliest month for teen motor vehicle deaths, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. Of the 6,434 youth (involving ages 15-20) motor vehicle fatalities in 2000, July saw […]