May 2018 Issue

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.

Growth Hormone Deficiency as a Cause of Insulin Resistance

Growth hormone administration is a potential cause of insulin resistance, but a case report demonstrates that a severe deficiency can also lead to the condition.

Finding Better Markers of Cardiovascular Risk in Pediatric Type 1 Diabetes

Children and adolescents with type 1 diabetes are at risk for cardiovascular disease. Are there ways to determine who is at greatest risk, and who benefits most from early intervention?

Severe BPD Ventilator Strategies: A Quick Guide

A chart, adapted from the Bronchopulmonary Dysplasia Consortium, shows the differences in strategies between the first week of life, when prevention is the goal, and later, when severe BPD has been established.

Should We Use BMI or Waist Circumference for Kids With CKD?

Up to 10 percent of children with CKD are classified differently depending on the way obesity is measured.

A Revolution in Deformity Correction Plus Limb Lengthening

Orthopedic surgeons demonstrate that acute deformity correction and gradual limb lengthening can be accomplished simultaneously using an internal lengthening nail.

Could Earlier Spirometry Get CF Inpatients Home Sooner?

Checking spirometry earlier may help reduce length of stay those with cystic fibrosis pulmonary exacerbations.

Fostering Disease-Specific Expertise Outside of Pulmonology: The CF/GI Combined Clinic

Pulmonologists and gastroenterologists have teamed up to treat CF patients in a single visit, with on-the-spot consultation and treatment plans created by the joint clinician team.

Can Ultrasound or MRI Help Monitor Dysgenetic Gonads for Tumors?

Dysplastic gonads that have neoplasms are often deemed “normal” in imaging studies.

Boys With Congenital Adrenal Hyperplasia Miss Out on Valuable Screening

New research suggests fertility discussions and updated screening methods for male patients who have CAH are long overdue.