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Recommendations for Prevention and Control of Influenza in Children, 2017 - 2018.
https://doi.org/10.1542/peds.2017-2550
Pediatrics

Sep 5th, 2017 - This statement updates the recommendations for routine use of the seasonal influenza vaccine and antiviral medications for the prevention and treatment of influenza in children. The American Academy of Pediatrics recommends annual seasonal influenza immunization for everyone 6 months and older, including children and adolescents. Highlights for the upcoming 2017-2018 season include the followin...

Conducting an Oral Food Challenge to Peanut in an Infant : AAAAI Guideline
https://www.aaaai.org/Aaaai/media/MediaLibrary/PDF%20Documents/Practice%20and%20Parameters/March-2017-Conducting-an-Oral-Food-Challenge-to-Peanut-in-an-Infant.pdf
J. Andrew Bird, MD et. al.

Jul 17th, 2016 - The purpose of this workgroup report is to provide guidance to practitioners regarding the proper approach for conducting a peanut challenge in an infant.

Prevention of dental caries in children from birth through age 5 years: US Preventive S...
https://doi.org/10.1542/peds.2014-0483
Pediatrics Moyer VA,

May 6th, 2014 - Update of the 2004 US Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) recommendation on prevention of dental caries in preschool-aged children. The USPSTF reviewed the evidence on prevention of dental caries by primary care clinicians in children 5 years and younger, focusing on screening for caries, assessment of risk for future caries, and the effectiveness of various interventions that have possible...

Updated guidance for palivizumab prophylaxis among infants and young children at increa...
https://doi.org/10.1542/peds.2014-1665
Pediatrics ,

Jul 29th, 2014 - Palivizumab was licensed in June 1998 by the Food and Drug Administration for the reduction of serious lower respiratory tract infection caused by respiratory syncytial virus (RSV) in children at increased risk of severe disease. Since that time, the American Academy of Pediatrics has updated its guidance for the use of palivizumab 4 times as additional data became available to provide a better...

Management of sickle cell disease: summary of the 2014 evidence-based report by expert ...
https://doi.org/10.1001/jama.2014.10517
JAMA Yawn BP, Buchanan GR et. al.

Sep 9th, 2014 - Sickle cell disease (SCD) is a life-threatening genetic disorder affecting nearly 100,000 individuals in the United States and is associated with many acute and chronic complications requiring immediate medical attention. Two disease-modifying therapies, hydroxyurea and long-term blood transfusions, are available but underused. To support and expand the number of health professionals able and w...

Prevention and Control of Seasonal Influenza with Vaccines: Recommendations of the Advi...
https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6107316
MMWR. Recommendations and Reports : Morbidity and Mortali... Grohskopf LA, Sokolow LZ et. al.

Aug 24th, 2018 - This report updates the 2017-18 recommendations of the Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP) regarding the use of seasonal influenza vaccines in the United States (MMWR Recomm Rep 2017;66[No. RR-2]). Routine annual influenza vaccination is recommended for all persons aged ≥6 months who do not have contraindications. A licensed, recommended, and age-appropriate vaccine should be us...

Prevention of Pertussis, Tetanus, and Diphtheria with Vaccines in the United States: Re...
https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5919600
MMWR. Recommendations and Reports : Morbidity and Mortali... Liang JL, Tiwari T et. al.

Apr 27th, 2018 - This report compiles and summarizes all recommendations from CDC's Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP) regarding prevention and control of tetanus, diphtheria, and pertussis in the United States. As a comprehensive summary of previously published recommendations, this report does not contain any new recommendations and replaces all previously published reports and policy notes; ...

Prevention and Control of Seasonal Influenza with Vaccines: Recommendations of the Advi...
https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5837399
MMWR. Recommendations and Reports : Morbidity and Mortali... Grohskopf LA, Sokolow LZ et. al.

Aug 25th, 2017 - This report updates the 2016-17 recommendations of the Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP) regarding the use of seasonal influenza vaccines (MMWR Recomm Rep 2016;65[No. RR-5]). Routine annual influenza vaccination is recommended for all persons aged ≥6 months who do not have contraindications. A licensed, recommended, and age-appropriate vaccine should be used.For the 2017-18 se...

Development of hospital-based guidelines for skeletal survey in young children with bru...
https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4306798
Pediatrics Wood JN, Fakeye O et. al.

Jan 20th, 2015 - To develop guidelines for performing an initial skeletal survey (SS) for children <24 months of age presenting with bruising in the hospital setting, combining available evidence with expert opinion. Applying the Rand/UCLA Appropriateness Method, a multispecialty panel of 10 experts relied on evidence from the literature and their own clinical expertise in rating the appropriateness of performi...

Clinical practice guideline: the diagnosis, management, and prevention of bronchiolitis.
https://doi.org/10.1542/peds.2014-2742
Pediatrics Ralston SL, Lieberthal AS et. al.

Oct 28th, 2014 - This guideline is a revision of the clinical practice guideline, "Diagnosis and Management of Bronchiolitis," published by the American Academy of Pediatrics in 2006. The guideline applies to children from 1 through 23 months of age. Other exclusions are noted. Each key action statement indicates level of evidence, benefit-harm relationship, and level of recommendation. Key action statements ar...

Diagnosis and Management of Infantile Hemangioma.
https://doi.org/10.1542/peds.2015-2485
Pediatrics Darrow DH, Greene AK et. al.

Sep 29th, 2015 - Infantile hemangiomas (IHs) are the most common tumors of childhood. Unlike other tumors, they have the unique ability to involute after proliferation, often leading primary care providers to assume they will resolve without intervention or consequence. Unfortunately, a subset of IHs rapidly develop complications, resulting in pain, functional impairment, or permanent disfigurement. As a result...

Screening for Autism Spectrum Disorder in Young Children: US Preventive Services Task F...
https://doi.org/10.1001/jama.2016.0018
JAMA Siu AL, et. al.

Feb 17th, 2016 - New US Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) recommendation on screening for autism spectrum disorder (ASD) in young children. The USPSTF reviewed the evidence on the accuracy, benefits, and potential harms of brief, formal screening instruments for ASD administered during routine primary care visits and the benefits and potential harms of early behavioral treatment for young children identif...

Vision Screening in Children Aged 6 Months to 5 Years: US Preventive Services Task Forc...
https://doi.org/10.1001/jama.2017.11260
JAMA , Grossman DC et. al.

Sep 5th, 2017 - One of the most important causes of vision abnormalities in children is amblyopia (also known as "lazy eye"). Amblyopia is an alteration in the visual neural pathway in a child's developing brain that can lead to permanent vision loss in the affected eye. Among children younger than 6 years, 1% to 6% have amblyopia or its risk factors (strabismus, anisometropia, or both). Early identification o...

Fruit Juice in Infants, Children, and Adolescents: Current Recommendations.
https://doi.org/10.1542/peds.2017-0967
Pediatrics Heyman MB, Abrams SA et. al.

May 31st, 2017 - Historically, fruit juice was recommended by pediatricians as a source of vitamin C and as an extra source of water for healthy infants and young children as their diets expanded to include solid foods with higher renal solute load. It was also sometimes recommended for children with constipation. Fruit juice is marketed as a healthy, natural source of vitamins and, in some instances, calcium. ...

Part 6: Pediatric Basic Life Support and Pediatric Advanced Life Support: 2015 Internat...
https://doi.org/10.1161/CIR.0000000000000275
Circulation de Caen AR, Maconochie IK et. al.

Oct 16th, 2015 - Part 6: Pediatric Basic Life Support and Pediatric Advanced Life Support: 2015 International Consensus on Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation and Emergency Cardiovascular Care Science With Treatment Recommendations.|2015|de Caen AR,Maconochie IK,Aickin R,Atkins DL,Biarent D,|methods,standards,complications,therapy,methods,standards,methods,standards,drug therapy,etiology,prevention & control,therapy,...

Brief Resolved Unexplained Events (Formerly Apparent Life-Threatening Events) and Evalu...
https://doi.org/10.1542/peds.2016-0590
Pediatrics Tieder JS, Bonkowsky JL et. al.

May 31st, 2016 - This is the first clinical practice guideline from the American Academy of Pediatrics that specifically applies to patients who have experienced an apparent life-threatening event (ALTE). This clinical practice guideline has 3 objectives. First, it recommends the replacement of the term ALTE with a new term, brief resolved unexplained event (BRUE). Second, it provides an approach to patient eva...

Interventions to Prevent Child Maltreatment: US Preventive Services Task Force Recommen...
https://doi.org/10.1001/jama.2018.17772
JAMA , Curry SJ et. al.

Nov 27th, 2018 - In 2016, approximately 676 000 children in the United States experienced maltreatment (abuse, neglect, or both), with 75% of these children experiencing neglect, 18% experiencing physical abuse, and 8% experiencing sexual abuse. Approximately 14% of abused children experienced multiple forms of maltreatment, and more than 1700 children died as a result of maltreatment. To update the US Preventi...

Update: Recommendations of the Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices for Use of ...
https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6319798
MMWR. Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report; Nelson NP, Link-Gelles R et. al.

Nov 1st, 2018 - Postexposure prophylaxis (PEP) with hepatitis A (HepA) vaccine or immune globulin (IG) effectively prevents infection with hepatitis A virus (HAV) when administered within 2 weeks of exposure. Preexposure prophylaxis against HAV infection through the administration of HepA vaccine or IG provides protection for unvaccinated persons traveling to or working in countries that have high or intermedi...

Addendum guidelines for the prevention of peanut allergy in the United States: Report o...
https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5226648
The Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology; Togias A, Cooper SF et. al.

Jan 9th, 2017 - Food allergy is an important public health problem because it affects children and adults, can be severe and even life-threatening, and may be increasing in prevalence. Beginning in 2008, the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, working with other organizations and advocacy groups, led the development of the first clinical guidelines for the diagnosis and management of food al...

Screening for Elevated Blood Lead Levels in Children and Pregnant Women: US Preventive ...
https://doi.org/10.1001/jama.2019.3326
JAMA , Curry SJ et. al.

Apr 16th, 2019 - Elevated blood lead levels in children are associated with neurologic effects such as behavioral and learning problems, lower IQ, hyperactivity, hearing problems, and impaired growth. In pregnant women, lead exposure can impair organ systems such as the hematopoietic, hepatic, renal, and nervous systems, and increase the risk of preeclampsia and adverse perinatal outcomes. Many of the adverse h...