Pediatrics in Practice

Pediatrics in Practice

Pediatrics in Practice provides interviews with pediatric subspecialists on timely, relevant content for physicians and providers who care for children.

Episodes

July 24, 2022
ems-timely-tips-pediatric-drowningEvery summer children and families are drawn to oceans, pools, ponds, lakes, rivers, or streams for entertainment and exercise. As prehospital providers know all too well, fun events and gatherings near bodies of water can turn into an emergency setting in an...
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new-asthma-guidelines-a-paradigm-shift-in-asthma-managementThe national Asthma Education and Prevention Program (NAEPP) published the first expert panel report on the diagnosis and management of asthma in 1991. A comprehensive revision was published in 1997, and an update in 2002. the EPR 3 w...
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common-cases-in-dermatology-atopic-dermatitisIn this episode, Dr, Brandon Newell and NP Rebecca Flynn leads an interactive discussion on some of the more common cases seen in dermatology.
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diagnosis-and-treatment-of-idiopathic-congenital-clubfootIdiopathic congenital clubfoot occurs in 1 in 1,000 infants in the U.S. and is considered the most prevalent musculoskeletal birth defect in the world. In this podcast, Richard Schwend, MD, FAOA, FAAP, Interim Chair, Department of Ortho...
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ems-timely-tips-tranexamic-acid-txa-use-in-pediatric-traumaMassive transfusion protocols have become vital tools used within trauma centers across the country. Appropriately so, as many emergency providers know that hemorrhage is the most common cause of death within the first hour of arrival...
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food-insecurity-screening-in-the-allergy-specialtyDid you know that more than 1 in 5 children with food allergies also experience food insecurity (FI)? Children whose families struggle to acquire adequate nutrition are at higher risk for a wide range of conditions, including asthma, obesity a...
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evaluating-pediatric-obesityCurrently 1 out of every 5 children (18.5%) meets the body mass index criteria for obesity (BMI ? 95th percentile). With this in mind, it’s important for providers to consider many factors when diagnosing and assessing a child for obesity. Kelsee Halpin, MD, MPH, p...
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evaluating-abnormal-menstrual-patternsGirls and adolescents with more than 3 months between periods or those that remain otherwise irregular 2 years after menarche, should be evaluated for underlying causes. Emily Paprocki, DO, pediatric endocrinologist at Children’s Mercy Kansas City, discus...
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evaluating-abnormal-thyroidBetween 25-50% of the referrals to a pediatric endocrinology clinic are related to abnormal thyroid function tests (TFTs). However, the majority of these abnormal TFTs are not associated with a true thyroid problem, especially when these tests are ordered in the abs...
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December 5, 2021
evaluating-growth-failureWhen it comes to growth failure, many factors are involved. How short is the child? Is the child’s height velocity impaired? Is the child’s height/growth within the range for the family? In this podcast, Francesco De Luca, MD, Division Director of Pediatric Endocrinol...
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mind-body-techniques-for-pregnancy-and-postpartumMaternal stress, while natural and common, can lead to adverse health outcomes. Based on her research, Shilpa Babbar, MD, OB/Gyn-Maternal and Fetal Medicine at Children’s Mercy Kansas City, describes mind-body therapies and interventions, such ...
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managing-depression-anxiety-and-adhd-in-the-pediatric-populationPrevalence of depression, anxiety and ADHD continues to rise in the pediatric and adolescent population. Effective therapies are available for each of these conditions, although medication management can sometimes be problematic ...
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ems-timely-tips-pediatric-sports-injury-managementWhether it’s on the practice field or under the lights on Friday night, when kids play sports, injuries can occur. Unlike adults, their brains and bodies are still growing and developing, even when they’re playing sports at an elite level. The...
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functional-abdominal-pain-ibs-and-auricular-neurostimulationIn this podcast, Dr. Krasaelap explains the brain-gut connection and what can happen when this is dysregulated. Listen as she describes misconceptions about abdominal pain and irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), and treatment options tha...
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managing-cystic-fibrosis-outcomes-challenges-and-treatment-developmentsIn this podcast, Christopher Oermann, MD, Director of the Cystic Fibrosis Care Center at Children's Mercy Kansas City, discusses the current state of cystic fibrosis, developments and research underway, and how primary car...
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ems-timely-tips-recognizing-and-reporting-sexual-exploitation-human-commercial-sex-traffickingHuman trafficking often seems like a far-off crime in a movie that couldn’t possibly be happening in our communities. However, it’s far more common in the United States than people realize. Moreover,...
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pedsguide-app-pediatric-decision-support-at-your-fingertipsCreated by a multidisciplinary team of pediatric experts, the Children's Mercy Ped's Guide App puts evidence-based resources—dose recommendations, drip calculations, resuscitation guides and more—right at your fingertips. Listen as Br...
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thyroid-nodules-and-differentiated-carcinoma-diagnosis-treatment-and-long-term-managementThe Thyroid Nodule and Carcinoma Clinic at Children’s Mercy Kansas City is the only pediatric clinic of its kind in the region to provide the comprehensive evaluation, diagnosis, treatment, and long-term ...
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ems-timely-tips-endocrine-emergencies-in-the-pre-hospital-settingEndocrine disorders, specifically for pediatric patients, pose complex considerations in care based on the type of disorder and an individual’s course of therapy. For this reason, Children’s Mercy manages programs across the reg...
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April 8, 2021
common-cases-for-entPamela Nicklaus, MD, FACS, discusses protocols surrounding common ENT cases and referrals, difficulties that may arise, options for families, and therapies/support.
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