Despite heavy emphasis on seasonal influenza immunization during the ongoing pandemic, only 59% of U.S. adults said they will get the vaccinated this year, a survey by the National Foundation for Infectious Diseases (NFID) reveals.
Painful procedures are common in the acute care setting, and failing to mange a child’s anxiety and pain may have long-term consequences. Being familiar with a diversity of non-pharmacologic and pharmacologic alternatives is critical.
Presenting with persistent inattentiveness and/or hyperactivity and impulsivity severe enough to interfere with functioning, and occurring in more than one setting, attention deficit hyperactivity disorder is one of the most common neurodevelopmental disorders of childhood, with evidence of impairment often continuing into adult years.
This Dutch study describes a six-month follow-up of children with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) introduced to the Few-Foods Diet. Results indicate a significant decrease in ADHD symptoms and medication in children compliant with the diet.
Children present to the ED with a variety of issues ranging from benign to life-threatening. The ability to recognize potentially devastating diseases early facilitates care and ensures an optimal outcome for the child.
Primary headaches, especially migraines, are a common problem for adults and children who present to the emergency department. Migraine headaches have been challenging to diagnose, especially in the pediatric population.
Routine rotavirus vaccination of infants, when implemented broadly, is safe and is associated with reductions in diarrhea-related hospitalizations, mortality, and morbidity (such as malnutrition) in children.