When Should Breastfed Babies Be Supplemented?

Vanessa L. Shanks, MD, neonatologist and medical director of the Lactation program at Nationwide Children’s Hospital, answers this commonly asked question from primary care providers.

Seth Alpert, MD

Frequently Asked Pediatric Urology Questions From Primary Care Providers

What is the most appropriate antibiotic for a urinary tract infection? When does a patient with penile adhesions need to be referred? Seth Alpert, MD, pediatric urologist at Nationwide Children’s Hospital, addresses these and other common concerns.

Thomas L. Pommering, DO

What are the Current Recommendations for Workup and Imaging for Lower Back Pain and Possible Spondylolysis in Children and Adolescents?

Thomas L. Pommering, DO, Chief of Sports Medicine at Nationwide Children’s Hospital, answers this common question from primary care providers.

A Guide to the Evaluation and Management of Pediatric Hypertension

The Section of Nephrology at Nationwide Children’s Hospital has developed this practice tool, including a diagnostic algorithm, for primary care providers.

Diagnosing and Treating Pediatric Tick- and Mosquito-Borne Diseases

This guide, developed by Nationwide Children’s Laboratory Services and Division of Infectious Diseases, reviews signs and symptoms, testing, diagnosis and treatment of Lyme disease, West Nile virus and other conditions.

PEG 3350 Use Not Associated With Abnormally High Glycol Levels in Children

A new study shows the laxative, commonly sold as MiraLAX, does not expose children to toxic amounts of ethylene glycol and other compounds.

A Guide to Preventative and Acute Pediatric Migraine Medications

These charts, adapted from a recent review by the Division of Neurology at Nationwide Children’s Hospital, are a quick reference for providers who manage pediatric migraines.

Are Senna-Based Laxatives Safe For Long-Term Use in Kids?

Children with constipation who are considered to have failed medical management are often referred to the Center for Colorectal and Pelvic Reconstruction at Nationwide Children’s Hospital for surgery.

Changes in Pediatric GI Reflux Guidelines

While reflux-related complaints are heard often by pediatric gastroenterologists and primary care physicians, it can be difficult to tell when gastroesophageal reflux crosses the line into gastroesophageal reflux disease.

How Should a Primary Care Provider Screen for Sexually Transmitted Infections?

Annual sexually transmitted infection testing is recommended for all sexually active adolescents, even if they are not symptomatic for an infection.