Thursday, December 23, 2010

Top Ten Articles from Medscape Paediatrics

What are some of the top articles paediatricians have been reading this year? Here are ten of them.

Here are the highlights from the Medscape Top 10 for Pediatrics in 2010:
  1. Brain Tumour Risk in Relation to Mobile Telephone Use
    Is it safe to take that call? The results of a much-awaited report from the largest international study to date on mobile phone use and brain tumors with particular importance for children who will use these devices for many decades.
  2. Immunization Resource Center
    In aggregate, articles about Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP) and American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) immunization recommendations produce the highest interest among our pediatric members. Although not part of the top 10, this reference center summarizes the recommendations published throughout the year.
  3. AAP Issues New Guidelines for Management of Iron Deficiency
    New recommendations for breastfed infants recommend more broad use of iron.
  4. Eradicating Head Lice With a Pill
    What works best in persons who do not respond to head lice treatment?
  5. Best Children's Hospitals Ranked
    US News & World Report has released its annual list of best children's hospitals.
  6. Mupirocin Nasal Ointment Plus Bleach Baths Achieve Long-Term S aureus Decolonization of Skin
    What works best in previously infected children, including those with methicillin-resistant Staphycoccus aureus?
  7. Whooping Cough Epidemic Hits California
    Infant deaths have been reported in California, and South Carolina also sees an increase in cases.
  8. Universal Predischarge Bilirubin Screening
    Should universal predischarge bilirubin screening of newborns be mandatory?
  9. Trashed on the Internet: What Should You Do?
    If patients give bad reviews to physicians on Internet rating sites, does a doctor have any recourse? This article discusses strategies for dealing with the situation and protecting your reputation.
  10. Bring Breech Babies Back at 6 Months for Hip Dysplasia Check
    Screening infants for developmental dysplasia at the hip doesn't stop with ultrasound screening at 6 weeks.

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