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Children With Autism More Often Have Sleep Problems

Children With Autism More Often Have Sleep Problems

More children with autism spectrum disorder have sleep problems compared with peers.

Increased Screen Time May Negatively Affect Child Development

Children's ability to develop may be hindered by excessive screen time.

Vaccine-Preventable Infections Common After Pediatric Organ Transplant

Hospitalization for vaccine-preventable infections occurs in more than 15% of pediatric solid organ transplant recipients in the first five years after surgery.

Opinion

Frightening parasomnias of childhood sleep

Parasomnias usually occur in healthy children, but the differential can include neurologic, psychiatric, and mental disorders, so careful observation and a good history and physical are important.

Making a case for developmental trauma disorder

Epigenetics explains the anatomy and physiology behind the central nervous system changes caused by child abuse.

Soft tissue sarcoma of the thigh in an adolescent male

A young boy's complaint of a tender mass on his left thigh is diagnosed as osteosarcoma.

Clinical Features

Primary Ciliary Dyskinesia: Practical Pearls for Diagnosis

Primary Ciliary Dyskinesia: Practical Pearls for Diagnosis

Recent guidelines set forth by an interdisciplinary panel assembled by the American Thoracic Society sought to demystify primary ciliary dyskinesia and address 4 main diagnostic questions.

Updated Clinical Practice Guidelines for Venous Thromboembolism: Pregnant and Pediatric Patients

Updated Clinical Practice Guidelines for Venous Thromboembolism: Pregnant and Pediatric Patients

In this 3-part series, Hematology Advisor spoke with experts about the revisions to the ASH clinical practice guidelines for venous thromboembolism.

Slideshows

Derm Dx: Asymptomatic Blisters on a Child's Upper Leg

Derm Dx: Asymptomatic Blisters on a Child's Upper Leg

A 7-year-old boy presents with new-onset, asymptomatic blisters on his upper thigh.

Ortho Dx: Suspected Child Abuse

Ortho Dx: Suspected Child Abuse

A 6-month-old infant presents to the emergency department with left leg pain and contusions about the head and torso.

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