Volume 13 - Issue 6 - June 2014

Consultant for Pediatricians

polydactyly
polydactyly
05/28/2014

Dustin Paul, DO, and Ebony Beaudoin, MD

University of Texas Medical School at Houston, UT Health

Dustin Paul, DO, and Ebony Beaudoin, MDUniversity of Texas Medical School at Houston, U...
Postaxial polydactyly type B (PAP-B) features a nonfunctional, partially formed, ulnar (or fibular) digit with no bony attachments, such as the ones seen on the hands of this patient.
05/28/2014
Spondylolisthesis
Spondylolisthesis
05/28/2014

Ira S. Rubin, MD, PhD

Naperville Pediatric Associates,
Naperville, Illinois

Zachary Rubin

Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine, Cleveland, Ohio

Ira S. Rubin, MD, PhDNaperville Pediatric Associates, Naperville, IllinoisZachary Rubin...
A 7-year-old boy presented with a request for an excuse from gym class. The parents reported that he had experienced back pain 6 months earlier, for which he saw a chiropractor.
05/28/2014
granulomatosis
granulomatosis
05/28/2014

Fateema N. Turay, MD;
Michael J. Wilsey, MD;
Daniel T. McClenathan, MD; and Ignacio Gonzalez-Gomez, MD

All Children’s Hospital/Johns Hopkins Medicine, St. Petersburg, Florida

Fateema N. Turay, MD; Michael J. Wilsey, MD; Daniel T. McClenathan, MD; and Ignacio G...
A previously healthy 8-year-old girl presented with a 2-week history of painless rectal bleeding.
05/28/2014
Photoclinic
Photoclinic
05/28/2014

Alexander K. C. Leung, MD, and Alex H. C. Wong, MD

University of Calgary

Benjamin Barankin, MD

Toronto Dermatology Centre

Alexander K. C. Leung, MD, and Alex H. C. Wong, MDUniversity of CalgaryBenjamin Baranki...
During a routine physical examination, a 2-week-old infant was noted to have mottled skin on his limbs and trunk.
05/28/2014
croup
croup
05/28/2014

Bhagwan Das Bang, MD
Opp, Alabama

Bhagwan Das Bang, MDOpp, Alabama
A mother telephoned on a Friday at 4:30 pm during peak cold and flu season. She said that her 9-month-old boy had had a croupy cough for the last 4 to 5 days.
05/28/2014
anisocoria
anisocoria
05/28/2014

Nicole Schacherer, MD, and Jill Miller, MD

Children’s Hospital of The King’s Daughters and
Eastern Virginia Medical School, Norfolk

Nicole Schacherer, MD, and Jill Miller, MDChildren’s Hospital of The King’s Daughters a...
Physical examination findings were unremarkable except for the presence of mild respiratory distress, subcostal retractions, and expiratory wheezes.
05/28/2014
Hospital Medicine
Hospital Medicine
05/28/2014

Eileen Koutnik-Fotopoulos

Eileen Koutnik-Fotopoulos
In an interview with Consultant for Pediatricians (CFP), Jeff Dreyer, MD, medical director of heart failure, cardiomyopathy, and cardiac transplantation, discussed the services and procedures performed at...
05/28/2014
pneumatosis
pneumatosis
05/28/2014

Venkedesh Raju, MD; Zahangir Khaled, MD; Eric Bugaieski, MD; and Shoba Theivanayagam, MD

Venkedesh Raju, MD; Zahangir Khaled, MD; Eric Bugaieski, MD; and Shoba Theivanayagam, M...
A 9-year-old girl, newly diagnosed with Crohn disease, had had a good response with resolution of symptoms after treatment with prednisone and mesalamine.
05/28/2014
Swelling
Swelling
05/28/2014

Rajan Arora, MD; Earl Hartwig, MD; and Nirupama Kannikeswaran, MD

Rajan Arora, MD; Earl Hartwig, MD; and Nirupama Kannikeswaran, MD
An 18-year-old young woman presented to the emergency department with numerous painful lesions on her lower extremities of 3 weeks’ duration
05/28/2014
Medication Prescribing
Medication Prescribing
05/28/2014

Chalanda Jones, MD

Chalanda Jones, MD
Researchers evaluated the clinical profile, treatment, and outcome of ceftriaxone-associated postrenal acute renal failure, a rarely reported adverse event in children.
05/28/2014
dislocation
dislocation
05/28/2014

R. David Graham and Lana Soylu, MD

R. David Graham and Lana Soylu, MD
A girl was born via vaginal delivery to a 24-year-old woman. Upon physical examination, her right knee was positioned such that, when flexed, the foot touched the abdomen.
05/28/2014
Addiction
Addiction
05/28/2014

Sarah Knapp; Lauren W. M. Swager, MD; and Linda S. Nield, MD

Sarah Knapp; Lauren W. M. Swager, MD; and Linda S. Nield, MD
My teenaged son plays video games at least 3 hours per day, and he gets so angry when I ask him to stop playing. Is it possible that he is addicted to video games? If so, how can I help him?
05/28/2014
striae
striae
05/27/2014
A 17-year-old adolescent presented with multiple transverse striae on his back.
05/27/2014
opioids
opioids
05/27/2014

Joshua M. Sherman, MD; Jared E. Friedman, MD; and Joshua A. Rocker, MD

Joshua M. Sherman, MD; Jared E. Friedman, MD; and Joshua A. Rocker, MD
This article explores the what, who, why, and how of opioid use, misuse, and abuse in the pediatric population.
05/27/2014
staphylococcal
staphylococcal
05/27/2014

Nicholas A. Klaiber, MD; Hannah Thomason Fox, MS; and Clifton C. Lee, MD

Nicholas A. Klaiber, MD; Hannah Thomason Fox, MS; and Clifton C. Lee, MD
A previously healthy 3-year-old girl was admitted for assessment of a painful, rapidly progressing rash that had been present for 5 days.
05/27/2014
Parental refusal of vaccination
Parental refusal of vaccination
05/27/2014

Christopher M. Barry, PA-C, MMSc

Christopher M. Barry, PA-C, MMSc
Accommodating parents of patients who are not vaccinated might imply that you accept their beliefs that vaccines are unnecessary, unimportant, or even dangerous. That’s a message that no health care...
05/27/2014
ADHD
ADHD
05/27/2014
As a pediatric health care provider, you’re acutely aware of the time and effort spent educating young patients and their families about diet and nutrition.
05/27/2014