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Contemporary Pediatrics eConsult

Contemporary Pediatrics eConsult

December 8, 2011


Keeping up with the ultimate type 1 insiders: your patients’ parents

You’re probably aware that many parents of your patients stay current on juvenile diabetes issues. Although the holidays are a busy time, keeping up-to-date on low-glucose suspend systems and other type 1 device innovations—timed for release with National Diabetes Month—allows you to answer parents’ questions on type 1 advances, including the Holy Grail for type 1 insiders: the artificial pancreas. » More

Worries about antipsychotics: on your radar, but answers few and far between

Children's use of antipsychotics is up more than 50% in a decade, with as much as half of it off-label. Worrisome reports reach practitioners about all kinds of resulting problems, but you can’t get straight answers because, frankly, there aren’t many, say the experts struggling with the problems. We help clear the confusion by sharing with you a source of startlingly candid conversations among those experts about the problems. » More


Do you agree with the Cuyahoga County (Ohio) Department of Children and Family Services’ decision to take an 8-year-old third-grader away from his family because he weighed more than 200 pounds?


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High cardiovascular risk is not destiny among overweight children

The bad news is that obese children whose weight persists into adulthood have an increased cardiovascular risk, but the good news is that overweight or obese children who shed pounds by adulthood have a cardiovascular risk profile that is similar to persons who were never obese. Find out why it’s important to target obesity interventions to your at-risk patients. » More

Varicella vaccination program cuts infection rate in infants

Add another reason to your list of encouragements for hesitant parents to get their kids vaccinated against infectious diseases. The US varicella vaccination program has substantial indirect benefits for infants, who are not eligible to receive the vaccine, a new report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention shows. » More

Babies sleep better after an afternoon immunization

Infants who are immunized in the afternoon sleep better during the first 24 hours after immunization than those immunized earlier in the day, particularly if they have elevated temperatures. » More

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