Using Choosing Wisely, AAP, and CDC recommendations as a foundation, the faculty will review the evidence-based guidelines for the following topics: diagnosis/management of upper respiratory infections (e.g., otitis media), the efficacy of PPI/H2B in young children, the new updates in blood pressure screening, universal HIV screening in adolescents, and mental health tools that assist in screening for depression, anxiety, and ADHD.
This presentation will review new vaccines available in the U.S. market and newer formulations of previously available vaccines. A discussion on the pros and cons of their administration and their place in the primary care provider’s practice will help clinicians more effectively manage vaccines for their patients.
Adolescence is a period of tremendous growth and development, not only physically but emotionally and psychosocially. Understanding the health care issues unique to adolescents and how to best approach these issues will benefit both the health care provider and the adolescent patient. We will look at cases that highlight some problems that primary care providers may encounter in their practices.
Globally, human papilloma viruses (HPV) are responsible for virtually 100% of cervical cancers, 75% of vaginal cancers, 69% of vulvar cancers, 91% of anal cancers, 63% of penile cancers, approximately 70% of oropharyngeal cancers, and almost all cases of genital warts. This activity provides an update on the prevention of HPV-related cancers and the newly expanded vaccine indications.
The AAP released new guidelines for the screening and management of high BP in children and teens in 2017. The last recommendations were published in 2004. Join us as we discuss these updated recommendations and their impact on your practice.
Measles were declared eliminated in 2000; however, in June 2019, the CDC announced that there were > 1,000 cases identified in the US—the largest number of cases since 1992. Join us as we discuss the causes of this increase in a vaccine-preventable disease (VPD) and strategies for containing this looming public health concern.
Reading to young children is a well-established activity that can impact neuro-cognitive and emotional development in children. Since many parents use E-readers and other digital platforms to read to their kids, in this episode we will explore whether there is a difference or benefit to using a particular type of book. Join us as we discuss the recent findings on parent-toddler interactions when reading from a print book versus an E-reader.
Sexting is increasing among U.S. youth. As cellular technology evolves, so does the behavior. There is some evidence that can help inform teens and their parents of risk, which includes increased risk of high-risk sexual behavior and non-consensual sharing of personal digital data. This episode provides clinicians important evidence on teens and sexting to inform their care of teens and their families.
Growth is a fundamental process of childhood that is followed longitudinally by primary care. Poor growth velocity warrants an evaluation to identify an underlying pathology, whether endocrine or non-endocrine, whereas short stature refers to height below the normal spectrum of the population. You will learn more about common pathologies that may present with poor growth and contrast them with genetic mechanisms that contribute to variation in the population. Growth hormone—which was traditionally restricted to use in those with growth hormone deficiency—is the main intervention available to increase final adult height. As it commonly has efficacy to increase stature outside of the setting of growth hormone deficiency, the number of FDA-approved indications for its use have expanded over the past decades. The faculty in this lecture will also discuss considerations by pediatric endocrinologists in the prescription of growth hormone.
This pediatric update on the most cited literature from 2017-2019 will cover obesity, concussion, and more. You will learn practical tips to incorporate immediately into clinical practice.
When is a nosebleed not a normal nosebleed? How much menstrual bleeding is too much? Hemophilia is the best-known bleeding disorder and perhaps the most severe, but there are other milder diseases like von Willebrand disease that are much more common. What are the common myths and perceptions about children with disorders of coagulation? What does the general pediatrician need to know about bleeding disorders? The speaker will cover the basics of identifying children with abnormal bleeding and managing their conditions effectively.
In the United States, over six million children have asthma and over 130,000 children are hospitalized yearly due to asthma exacerbations. Children with difficult-to-treat and/or severe asthma have the highest morbidity and mortality. In addition to ensuring assessment and management per existing guidelines, there is a need for more precise and personalized approaches to asthma management for these patients. This includes identification of phenotypes and tailoring medication choice based on underlying pathophysiology. This talk will address the fundamentals of identifying difficult-to-treat and severe asthma patients and outline steps to create a comprehensive asthma assessment and management plan.