Pediatrics Information Center
The PELD score underestimates the actual probability of 90-day pretransplant mortality for children undergoing a primary liver transplant.
Children born by cesarean delivery who were large for gestational age and had low Apgar scores may be at increased risk of developing a food allergy.
Although allergic sensitization and hay fever rates increased as children grew older, the rates of asthma dropped.
Parasomnias usually occur in healthy children, but the differential can include neurologic, psychiatric, and mental disorders, so careful observation and a good history and physical are important.
Epigenetics explains the anatomy and physiology behind the central nervous system changes caused by child abuse.
A young boy's complaint of a tender mass on his left thigh is diagnosed as osteosarcoma.
Although the American Academy of Dermatology recommends the direct application of emollients to the skin in patients with atopic dermatitis, the addition of oils, emollients, or other additives to bath water is not recommended due to insufficient evidence regarding their efficacy.
Although exclusive breastfeeding for the first 6 months of life is recommended by several health organizations, there may be a delay before abundant maternal milk production is established.
A 4-year-old female patient is referred to a pediatric neurologist for evaluation of tonic-clonic seizures, as well as sudden bursts ...
A 5-year-old boy presents with new-onset erythematous rash, fever that has persisted for 4 days, coughing, and sneezing.
Circumcision should be recommended for male, uncircumcised children with recurring UTIs.
Over the last two decades, the prescribing of tricyclic antidepressants (TCAs) has decreased due to their unfavorable side-effect profile.
A patient was diagnosed with a serum sickness-like reaction in response to antibiotics.
How do you ask a parent to leave in a diplomatic way when examining a pediatric patient?
How old is too old for ultrasound when other modalities don't work?
Pediatric clinicians can avoid causing pain by using an alternative technique to assess for rebound tenderness.
A clinician offers a tip for applying a small amount of nonsterile ointment.
Turn a challenge into a game for your patient.
Diverting children's attention can help make exams go more smoothly.
Using a simple mind trick can help clinicians handle ticklish patients during abdominal exams.