Pediatrics Information Center


Early care transitions beneficial for adolescents with type 1 diabetes

Early care transitions beneficial for adolescents with type 1 diabetes

A diabetes transition registry may help adolescents with type 1 diabetes plan and prepare for independent adult care.

Pediatric cancer treatment and school attendance: lack of consensus remains

School attendance or daycare for immunosuppressed pediatric cancer patients remains a topic of uncertainty for many clinicians.

Postpartum depression screening effective in the pediatric setting

Standardizing postpartum depression screening in the ambulatory pediatric setting coupled with implementing a referral algorithm and referral guide can help more PPD cases be identified, further evaluated, and treated.


Frightening parasomnias of childhood sleep

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.

Making a case for developmental trauma disorder

Epigenetics explains the anatomy and physiology behind the central nervous system changes caused by child abuse.

Soft tissue sarcoma of the thigh in an adolescent male

A young boy's complaint of a tender mass on his left thigh is diagnosed as osteosarcoma.

Clinical Features

Stat consult: Head lice

Stat consult: Head lice

Approximately 6 to 12 million head lice cases are diagnosed in the United States per year, primarily affecting elementary school children.

Shaky, jerky eyes in an 8-week-old infant

Shaky, jerky eyes in an 8-week-old infant

An 8-week-old infant, presents to primary care with bilateral "shaky, jerky eyes."

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