Pediatrics Information Center

News

Third Trimester Immunization With Tdap Vaccine Optimal for Pertussis Toxin Antibody Concentrations in Newborns

Third Trimester Immunization With Tdap Vaccine Optimal for Pertussis Toxin Antibody Concentrations in Newborns

Immunization with Tdap vaccine during the third trimester of pregnancy resulted in higher concentrations of pertussis toxin antibodies in newborns.

CDC Warns of Polio-Like Virus Striking More US Children

127 cases reported in 22 states so far this year with 62 confirmed as acute flaccid myelitis.

Recommendations Developed to Verify Nasogastric Tube Placement in Children

Recommendations include clinician education, use of gastric pH measurement, radiographs.

Opinion

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

Pediatric Migraine: Evidence-Based Alternative Management

Pediatric Migraine: Evidence-Based Alternative Management

Recent high-quality clinical trial evidence has demonstrated that medications commonly prescribed for migraine prevention in pediatric patients were not superior to placebo for reducing headache symptoms.

Emollient Bath Additives Ineffective for Atopic Dermatitis in Children

Emollient Bath Additives Ineffective for Atopic Dermatitis in Children

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.

Slideshows

Ortho Dx: Suspected Child Abuse

Ortho Dx: Suspected Child Abuse

A 6-month-old infant presents to the emergency department with left leg pain and contusions about the head and torso.

Image of the Week: Seizures and Spontaneous Laughter in a Child

Image of the Week: Seizures and Spontaneous Laughter in a Child

A 4-year-old female patient is referred to a pediatric neurologist for evaluation of tonic-clonic seizures, as well as sudden bursts ...

Sign Up for Free e-newsletters