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Contemporary Pediatrics eConsult

Contemporary Pediatrics eConsult

September 1, 2011


Reassure worried parents: Vaccines rarely have serious adverse effects

A recent consensus report gives pediatricians more ammunition when trying to persuade parents to update their children's immunizations as school begins this year. The message was very clear: Serious adverse events associated with vaccines can occur but are very rare. The report also had some comforting information about the adverse effects (ie, autism) that parents fear most. » More

Chronic nausea may not originate in the digestive system

Unexplained chronic nausea often is treated as a digestive entity, but a new study suggests that regulating heart rate and blood pressure may be a better approach in some cases. Read more to find out how fludrocortisone worked in reducing debilitating chronic nausea in young patients. » More


Have you seen a rise in the incidence of STIs in your patients aged 16 years and younger over the past year?

No, but there has been a rise in the incidence in older adolescents
There has been a rise in incidence across all age groups

Let us know what you are seeing by responding here.

To find out what percentage of providers know someone who refuses appointments for children on public assistance, click here.


No routine VCUG in infants with UTIs

Here's welcome news for nervous parents and the pediatricians who have to deal with urinary tract infections (UTI) in infants: New guidelines from the American Academy of Pediatrics do not recommend routine use of voiding cystourethrography after the first UTI in febrile infants and children aged 2 to 24 months. Read more for information on when the test is indicated as well as other changes in UTI diagnosis and management. » More

Be firm about "firm" infant bedding—SIDS prevention

Parents don't always understand what is meant by "firm" when talking about bedding intended to reduce the risk of SIDS, and they worry that their infants may be uncomfortable, according to new research. Find out what misunderstandings are likely to occur and how you can counter them. » More

HPV vaccination rate low now, danger of cervical cancer later

Pediatricians are in an ideal position to turn around the low rate of vaccination against human papillomavirus in teenaged girls, according to a new government study. Nearly two-thirds of American teenaged girls have yet to receive the recommended 3-dose vaccination. Here are some proven methods for getting them the protection they need. » More

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