Pediatrics Consultations Archive
Where is the best place to look up information on vitamins and supplements for children?
What constitutes a reasonable workup for neutropenia in an otherwise healthy young person?
How precisely must one follow the manufacturer's directions with regard to the amount of powder and water used in preparing infant formula?
A girl with scoliosis returns to the clinic complaining of ankle pain.
How should a primary care clinician follow-up after performing a lipid profile on an obese pediatric patient?
Advice for dealing with parent requests to drug test their teen without the child's knowledge or consent.
Esophagogastroduodenoscopy, colonoscopy, complement fixation, celiac, sonogram, gynecologic workup and routine labs have all been negative in a teen with a three-year history of recurrent chronic abdominal pain and diarrhea. What steps should be taken next?
What is the significance of an isolated alkaline phosphatase (ALP) of 161 IU/L in the absence of gallbladder, pancreas or liver disease?
In adolescents aged 11 to 14 years, must the human papillomavirus; meningococcal (MCV4); tetanus, diphtheria, and pertussis (Tdap); and, if needed, varicella vaccines be given simultaneously?
The acetylcholinesterase inhibitors have produced excellent results in patients with Alzheimer's disease or dementia, but are they also beneficial for students preparing for exams?
A woman with primary amenorrhea attributable to prepubertal anorexia nervosa has restored her weight at age 23 years. What is the likelihood of her developing pubertal changes?
Should a clinician advise a patient's parent that ADHD medicine will help with obesity?
How can I determine if HSV-1 in a 2-year-old girl is the result of abuse or exposure from a vaginal birth of an HSV-positive mother?
When should an adult with a spasmodic upper-respiratory infection be swabbed for pertussis?
What is the most effective way to deal with teenagers with repeated sexually transmitted diseases?
What is the best way to tactfully discuss a child's excess weight with his or her parent?
How would you handle contraception conflicts between a teen and her mother?
A six-year-old girl has been suffering from rashes on the face, chest, and trunk that occur for a week or two, then clear only to recur the next month.
Why does the level of carbon dioxide decrease when a child becomes dehydrated?
PA questions whether a child would have better immunity to diseases if introduced to day care earlier.
Is there a way to eliminate the confusion between autism and pervasive developmental disorder not otherwise specified (PDD-NOS)?
Every time I turn around, it seems someone else is being diagnosed with attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD). Are too many...