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PediatricsOnline | January 2016
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Antibiotics Alone Can Be a Safe, Effective Treatment for Children with Uncomplicated Appendicitis

One year follow-up of patients treated only with antibiotics found that 76 percent avoided surgery.
REFERENCE - Access the Study

Featured Practice Tool: Pediatric Alopecia Areata (PDF)
Download practice tool from Dermatology on evaluating and treating pediatric alopecia areata.

Adolescent Bariatric Surgery Reverses Type 2 Diabetes in 95 Percent of Teens
Recent study shows surgery helps teens achieve major weight loss and improves quality of life.
REFERENCE - Access the Study Abstract

Down Syndrome Research Gets a Boost With New Biobank Initiative
Nationwide Children's and DownSyndrome Achieves join forces to create the first biobank dedicated to Down syndrome.

Common Infections Associated With Childhood Stroke
Routine vaccinations appear to be protective.

Light Therapy Associated with Shorter Length of Stay for Hospitalized Cystic Fibrosis Patients
Decreased depressive symptoms and improved quality of life indicators also seen after the simple treatment.
REFERENCE - Access the Study Abstract

Knee Injury Toolkit (PDF)
Download this resource from Sports Medicine on assessing and diagnosing knee injuries in pediatric patients.

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