Volume 10 - Issue 11 - November 2011

Consultant for Pediatricians

congenital anomalies
congenital anomalies
11/07/2011

GERMAINE l. DEFENDI, MD 
Olive View–University of California,
Los Angeles, Medical Center, Sylmar 

GERMAINE l. DEFENDI, MD Olive View–University of California,Los Angeles, Medical C...
<P><SPAN><IMG style="MARGIN: 5px; FLOAT: left" alt="congenital pseudarthrosis of the clavicle"...
11/07/2011
hemangiomas
hemangiomas
11/07/2011

EMILY N. KINSEY and BARBARA B. WILSON, MD
University of Virginia School of Medicine, Charlottesville

EMILY N. KINSEY and BARBARA B. WILSON, MDUniversity of Virginia School of Medicine, Cha...
<p><img alt="pyogenic granuloma" src="/sites/default/files/transfer/1111CFP_PC_Pyogenic_thumb.jpg" style="height:72px; margin:5px; width:90px; float:left" />The...
11/07/2011
Skin Disorders
Skin Disorders
11/07/2011

KIRK BARBER, MD, FRCPC––Series Editor
Alberta Children’s Hospital

Dr Barber is a consultant dermatologist at Alberta Children’s Hospital and clinical associate professor of medicine and community health sciences at the University of Calgary in Alberta.

KIRK BARBER, MD, FRCPC––Series EditorAlberta Children’s HospitalDr Barber is a consulta...
<p><img src="/sites/default/files/transfer/1111CFP_DC_Fg1_thumb.jpg" alt="acropustulosis of infancy" width="90" height="58" style="float: left; margin:...
11/07/2011
hemophilia
hemophilia
11/04/2011

BORIS GARBER, DO and DAVID EFFRON, MD—Series Editor

Dr Garber is assistant professor of emergency medicine at Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine and attending physician in the department of emergency medicine at MetroHealth Medical Center, both in Cleveland. Dr Effron is assistant professor of emergency medicine at Case Western Reserve University, attending physician in the department of emergency medicine at the MetroHealth Medical Center, and consultant emergency physician at the Cleveland Clinic Foundation.

BORIS GARBER, DO and DAVID EFFRON, MD—Series Editor Dr Garber is assistant professor o...
<p>A 2-year-old boy with hemophilia A (factor VIII deficiency) has had a swollen left knee for 1 day. The mother reports that she noticed a bruise on the left side of his knee 2 days...
11/04/2011
celiac disease
celiac disease
11/04/2011
<P><SPAN><EM>I read Dr Alexander K. C. Leung’s What’s Your Diagnosis? feature “6-Year-Old Girl With Painful Oral Lesion” (</EM></SPAN><SPAN><EM>CONSULTANT FOR...
11/04/2011
community-acquired pneumonia
community-acquired pneumonia
11/04/2011

LINDA S. NIELD, MD
West Virginia University

Dr Nield is associate professor of pediatrics and director of the pediatrics resi-dency program at West Virginia University School of Medicine in Morgantown. Dr Nield is also a member of the editorial board of Consultant For Pediatricians.

LINDA S. NIELD, MDWest Virginia UniversityDr Nield is associate professor of pediatrics...
<P>This brief update summarizes the highlights of the recently published clinical practice guidelines on the management of community-acquired pneumonia to aid the practicing clinician in managing this...
11/04/2011
Rashes and Fever
Rashes and Fever
11/04/2011

By ALEXANDER K. C. LEUNG, MD—Series Editor
Dr Leung is clinical professor of pediatrics at the University of Calgary and pediatric consultant at the Alberta Children’s Hospital in Calgary.

By ALEXANDER K. C. LEUNG, MD—Series EditorDr Leung is clinical professor of pediatrics ...
<P><IMG style="MARGIN: 5px; FLOAT: left" src="/sites/default/files/transfer/1111CFP_WDLeung_Index_thumb.jpg" width=90 height=62>A 10-month-old girl had a fever (temperature,...
11/04/2011
Stridor
Stridor
11/04/2011

SHARON E. MACE, MD, CHRISTIANA OLARU, MD, and DAVID EFFRON, MD
MetroHealth Medical Center

Dr Mace is professor in the department of emergency medicine at the Cleveland Clinic Lerner College of Medicine of Case Western Reserve University and faculty at MetroHealth Medical Center in Cleveland. She is also director of Pediatric Education/Quality Improvement, director of the Observation Unit, and research director of the Rapid Response Team at the Cleveland Clinic. Dr Olaru is an emergency medicine resident at MetroHealth Medical Center. Dr Effron is assistant professor of emergency medicine at Case Western Reserve University, faculty at MetroHealth Medical Center, and consultant emergency physician at the Cleveland Clinic Foundation.

SHARON E. MACE, MD, CHRISTIANA OLARU, MD, and DAVID EFFRON, MDMetroHealth Med...
<p>The causes of stridor vary from mild croup to severe epiglottitis. Knowledge of the levels of acuity, the pitfalls in diagnosis, and the initial treatment of any type of airway obstruction can be...
11/04/2011
Foreign Body Aspiration
Foreign Body Aspiration
11/04/2011

HAZIM ZAGHLOUL, MD, DEEPAK M. KAMAT, MD, and NAMIR AL-ANSARI, MD
Children’s Hospital of Michigan

Dr Zaghloul is a pediatric gastroenterology fellow, Dr Kamat is pediatric residency program director, and Dr Al-Ansari is pediatric gastroenterology attending in the department of pediatrics at Children’s Hospital of Michigan and Wayne State University in Detroit.

HAZIM ZAGHLOUL, MD, DEEPAK M. KAMAT, MD, and NAMIR AL-ANSARI, MDChildren’s Hospital of ...
Stridor in infants is mostly caused by abnormalities of the airway.
11/04/2011
Vaccines
Vaccines
11/02/2011

JOHN W. HARRINGTON, MD
Eastern Virginia Medical School

Dr Harrington is associate professor of pediatrics at Eastern Virginia Medical School and Children’s Hospital of The King’s Daughters in Norfolk, Va. He is also a member of the editorial board of Consultant For Pediatricians.

Editor's Note: You can see Dr Harrington speaking with Project Immunize Virginia on You Tube at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XCIcGYNZQvs. Project Immunize Virginia is a statewide immunization coalition with a mission to promote timely immunizations across the lifespan. It focuses on education (both public and professional) as well as advocacy. It was formed in 1995 as a private/public partnership. Its efforts are suppoted by both the Virginia Department of Health and Eastern Virginia Medical School.

Author's Note: I think this article is a nice complement to the recent article by Dempsey and colleagues "Alternative vaccination schedule preferences among parents of young children" (Pediatrics. 2011;128:848-856). The authors highlight that more than 1 of 10 parents use an alternative vaccination schedule.

JOHN W. HARRINGTON, MDEastern Virginia Medical SchoolDr Harrington is associate profess...
<p>“I think I would rather not vaccinate my child today.” Sometimes this statement surprises the busy pediatrician, other times we can see it coming a mile away. Vaccination refusal occurs annually in...
11/02/2011