Pediatrics

 
Obesity and Depression in Adolescents: Understanding the Interplay
June 03, 2022

Understanding the interplay between obesity and depression in children is key for clinicians to best advise this patient population. An overview, here.

Three Doses of Pfizer’s COVID-19 Vaccine Well Tolerated in Children Under 5 Years of Age
May 24, 2022

Topline data showed that a third dose of the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine was well tolerated among children with a safety profile similar to placebo.

CDC Greenlights COVID-19 Booster for Children Aged 5 to 11 Years
May 20, 2022

The CDC is encouraging parents of children in this age group to first finish a primary vaccination series, saying only 28% now are in that category.

Obesity Rose Disproportionately Among Low-income Youth During Early COVID-19
May 09, 2022

The proportion of overweight, obesity, or severe obesity increased from 38% to 45% among 4500 young people seen in a primary care network where most receive public insurance.

Study: Investigational RSV Vaccine Elicited Neutralizing Antibody Responses in Pregnant Women
May 02, 2022

Results from a phase 2b trial showed that a bivalent RSV prefusion F protein-based vaccine was safe and led to higher neutralizing antibody responses in pregnant women.

Remdesivir Wins FDA Approval for Treatment of COVID-19 in Youngest Patients
April 29, 2022

The US FDA expanded approval of remdesivir this week to include pediatric patients aged 28 days and older, the first COVID-19 treatment indicated for this population.

Diphtheria First Choice for Pediatric Immunization: A Short Quiz
April 11, 2022

How much do you know about diphtheria and the vaccine? Answer these 2 questions to find out.

4 Pediatric Pneumococcal Vaccine Conundrums
April 11, 2022

SAMPLE: A 7-year-old child newly immigrated to the US has not received any previous pneumococcal vaccines. What does the CDC recommend for this child?

Fostering Wellbeing in School-aged Children during COVID-19
February 25, 2022

How can clinicians help parents of school-aged children foster wellbeing now that pediatric COVID-19 vaccination and booster doses are recommended?

Pediatric Vaccination Lost in the Shuffle During COVID-19: A Quiz
February 16, 2022

How did up-to-date pediatric routine vaccination rates fare during the COVID-19 pandemic compared to before?