In this podcast, Dr. Shirah Vollmer will discuss how the unique situation that COVID-19 puts families in can increase the risk for child abuse and neglect. Without the resources of school and the increased economic pressures families face, there can be an increase in family dysfunction. She will outline ways that clinicians can be sensitive to the special needs of a child who may be struggling during this time and how to monitor for anxiety disorders in pediatric patients. Please note that any data, indications, and guidelines presented in this activity are current as of the recording on 05/11/2020 and they are subject to change as new information is published.
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 interactive session will review common questions that come up in primary care through a wheel game format. Faculty will cover a variety of topics including obstructive sleep apnea, thyroid disease, LGBTQ health, dizziness, adolescent health, as well as current hot topics in medicine. Please note that any data, indications, and guidelines presented in this activity are current as of the recording/release on 2/8/2020, and they are subject to change as new information is published.
Primary pediatric care clinicians cover a lot of ground, from autism and ADHD to asthma and obesity. Add in adolescent medicine and sports medicine, and the relevant literature quickly extends beyond what any one individual can keep up with successfully. This case-based session will help you, the busy clinician, learn about some of the recent research that can change what we do in our primary care pediatric practices. Please note that any data, indications, and guidelines presented in this activity are current as of the recording/release on February 7, 2020, and they are subject to change as new information is published.
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.
Sudden cardiac death of a young athlete is a rare but devastating event. The pre-participation exam consists of a history and physical, however the sensitivity of this is poor. This talk will review the evaluation recommended by the American Heart Association, the American Academy of Pediatrics, the American Family Physician, as well as the more controversial widespread screening with electrocardiogram and limited focus cardiac ultrasound.
You will receive instruction on the social deficits exhibited by peer-rejected and socially neglected youth with special needs. The faculty will review evidence-based methods of instruction for teaching social skills. You will learn specific strategies for handling all the different forms of bullying, including how to handle verbal teasing, physical bullying, cyber bullying, and rumors and gossip.
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.
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.
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.