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ASMBS Pediatric Committee Updates Guidelines on Bariatric Surgery in Teens

ASMBS Pediatric Committee Updates Guidelines on Bariatric Surgery in Teens

The American Society for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery Pediatric Committee has updated their 2012 evidence-based guidelines.

Psych Screening Beneficial in Pediatric Abdominal Pain

Children with abdominal pain commonly had clinically significant anxiety, moderate disability, pain.

AAP Outlines Appropriate Pediatric Nephrology Testing

Five evidence-based recommendations list tests, procedures that doctors, patients should question.

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

Stat Consult: Cleft Lip and Palate

Stat Consult: Cleft Lip and Palate

Cleft lip and palate is defined as congenital malformation of the upper lip and/or oral cavity disrupting normal facial structure and oromotor function.

Internet "Challenges" and Teenagers: a Guide for Primary Care Providers

Internet "Challenges" and Teenagers: a Guide for Primary Care Providers

Discussions involving Internet challenges with children and adolescents should be as sensitive as those about sexuality and drug or alcohol use.

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