Volume 10 - Issue 6 - June 2011

Consultant for Pediatricians

eye disorders
eye disorders
06/10/2011

David L. Kaplan, MD—Series Editor
University of Missouri Kansas City, University of Kansas


David L. Kaplan, MD—Series EditorUniversity of Missouri Kansas City, University of Kans...
<p>The mother of this 18-month-old boy brings him to your office for evaluation of a pigmented lesion of 2 months’ duration.</p>
06/10/2011
Bell Palsy
Bell Palsy
06/10/2011

HALIMA S. JANJUA, MD, ROSE AYOOB, MD, 
and JOHN DAVID SPENCER, MD
Nationwide Children’s Hospital

Drs Janjua, Ayoob, and Spencer are neph rology fellows in the department of pediatrics, division of nephrology at Nationwide Children’s Hospital in Columbus, Ohio.

HALIMA S. JANJUA, MD, ROSE AYOOB, MD,  and JOHN DAVID SPENCER, MD Nationwide Child...
A 22-month-old boy was brought to the emergency department for evaluation of poor appetite, vomiting, and subjective weight loss of 3 months’ duration. Two months earlier, idiopathic Bell palsy had been...
06/10/2011
eye disorders
eye disorders
06/10/2011

DAVID EFFRON, MD—Series Editor

Dr Effron is assistant professor 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, all in Cleveland.

DAVID EFFRON, MD—Series EditorDr Effron is assistant professor at Case Western Reserve ...
<p><strong><span style="color: #ff0000;">THE CASE: </span></strong>A 13-year-old girl reports that her right eye has been draining and uncomfortable for <br>the...
06/10/2011
Oral Lesions
Oral Lesions
06/09/2011

BENJAMIN BARANKIN, MD
Toronto

BENJAMIN BARANKIN, MD Toronto
After a patient has finished taking their acne medication (eg, an oral antibiotic for 3 months or isotretinoin), it is important to discuss maintenance therapy with say a retinoid...
06/09/2011
Oral Lesions
Oral Lesions
06/09/2011

BASIL RODANSKY, MD
Woodhaven, Mich

BASIL RODANSKY, MD Woodhaven, Mich
When visiting the doctor, many small children dread the upcoming examination. The anxious child often resists by withdrawing his or her hand when the pediatrician offers a...
06/09/2011
Oral Lesions
Oral Lesions
06/09/2011

AMY GARNER, PA
Albany, NY

AMY GARNER, PAAlbany, NY
<p><span>Children are commonly uncooperative during procedures. When a frustrated ultrasonographer requested ketamine to quiet a child, I instead showed the child an application on my iPhone....
06/09/2011
Oral Lesions
Oral Lesions
06/09/2011

CHRISTIAN R. HALVORSON, MD
University of Maryland School of Medicine, College Park

BRIDGET M. BRYER GROFF, MD and BARBARA B. WILSON, MD
University of Virginia School of Medicine, Charlottesville

CHRISTIAN R. HALVORSON, MDUniversity of Maryland School of Medicine, College ParkBRIDGE...
<p>For 4 years, a 10-year-old boy had a recurrent rash on his left leg. He had been treated for presumed ringworm with multiple topical antifungal medications, including terbinafine, ciclopirox, and...
06/09/2011
Oral Lesions
Oral Lesions
06/09/2011

LINDSEY A. WESTBERG, MD and JOHN WAIDNER, MD
St Vincent’s Family Medicine Center, Jacksonville, Fla

LINDSEY A. WESTBERG, MD and JOHN WAIDNER, MD St Vincent’s Family Medicine Center, Jacks...
<p>Bright erythematous blisters with desquamation were noted on the knees, ankles, and wrists <br> of a male neonate at birth. The baby was born after a rapid spontaneous vaginal delivery at...
06/09/2011
Oral Lesions
Oral Lesions
06/09/2011

SANJEEV TULI, MD, DEEPA SUNKARI, MD, DALLAS McKAY, MD,
MARIA KELLY, MD, and SONAL TULI, MD
University of Florida, Gainesville

DEEPAK M. KAMAT, MD, PhD—Series Editor
Dr Kamat is professor of pediatrics at Wayne State University in Detroit. He is also director of the Institute of Medical Education and vice chair of education at Children’s Hospital of Michigan, both in Detroit.

SANJEEV TULI, MD, DEEPA SUNKARI, MD, DALLAS McKAY, MD, MARIA KELLY, MD, and SONAL TULI,...
<p>A 2-year-old girl was brought for evaluation of a pinkish mass between her 2 front teeth and enlargement of the space between these teeth. Her parents were concerned that the mass may be painful...
06/09/2011
breastfeeding
breastfeeding
06/09/2011

ANAND DUSAD, MD, GEETANJALI RATHORE, MD, CODY WILSON, MD,
CRISTINA FERNANDEZ, MD, and ADAM REINHARDT, MD

The authors are affiliated with the University of Nebraska Medical Center (UNMC) in Omaha.
Dr Dusad is a research fellow at the Veterans Administration Medical Center and College of Pharmacy, Drs Rathore and Wilson are pediatric residents, Dr Fernandez is associate professor and associate program director in the department of pediatrics at both UNMC and Creighton University in Omaha. Dr Reinhardt is assistant professor of pediatric rheumatology at the Children’s Hospital & Medical Center in Omaha.

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.

ANAND DUSAD, MD, GEETANJALI RATHORE, MD, CODY WILSON, MD, CRISTINA FERNANDEZ, MD, and A...
<p>Three-year-old boy with intermittent pain in the calf and ankles of both legs for the past year. The pain usually occurred at night and was severe enough to wake him from sleep. Family reported...
06/09/2011
breastfeeding
breastfeeding
06/07/2011

BRIAN D. SMITH, MD
Michigan State University

Dr Smith is assistant professor in the department of psychiatry at Michigan State University, East Lansing. He reports no conflicts of interest concerning the subject matter of this article.

BRIAN D. SMITH, MDMichigan State UniversityDr Smith is assistant professor in the depar...
<p><strong>ABSTRACT: The prevalence of nonsuicidal self-injury (NSSI) in adolescents may be increasing, and NSSI may be a risk factor for suicide. NSSI has a number of psycho­logical functions...
06/07/2011
breastfeeding
breastfeeding
06/06/2011

HEATHER CLAWGES, MD, IBCLC and LINDA S. NIELD, MD—Series Editor

Dr Clawges is assistant professor of pediatrics at West Virginia University School of Medicine in Morgantown. Dr Clawges is also an international board certified lactation consultant. Dr Nield is associate professor of pediatrics at the same institution.

HEATHER CLAWGES, MD, IBCLC and LINDA S. NIELD, MD—Series EditorDr Clawges is assistant ...
A MOTHER ASKS: My 4-year-old daughter is still attached to breastfeeding once a day. Is this abnormal or harmful to her development? How should I go about weaning her completely?
06/06/2011
Purple-Blue Nodules
Purple-Blue Nodules
06/06/2011

LINDA GEISLER, Editor

LINDA GEISLER, Editor
<p>In the past 9 almost 10 years of publication, Consultant For Pediatricians has seen many changes. Through them all, the journal’s mission has remained the same: to provide practical help in solving...
06/06/2011