Questions tagged [pediatrics]

Pediatrics is the branch of medicine dealing with the physical, mental, and social health of children from birth to young adulthood. It should be used when a health issue may be specific to this age group.

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Could rectal prolapse and bloody masturbation in 4 year-old happen absent abuse?

Disclaimer: I'm trying to find out more about some symptoms that could be signs of child sexual abuse - or could be naturally occuring. The case that brings the questions up has been reported to all ...
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What protective mechanisms against lead absorption are present in adults but not fully developed in children?

According to this summary, adults typically absorb up to 20% of ingested lead after a meal, whereas children typically absorb up to 50% of ingested lead after a meal. When I search to try to find out ...
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Are artificial dyes harmful to children?

I've seen many claims online regarding artificial dyes causing problems such as ADD/ADHD in children, such as this one from healthychild.org. Kraft recently removed artificial colors from their ...
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Is it legal for my school to not have nutrition facts?

At my Connecticut school, at went up to the lunch lady and asked her for the nutrition facts. They did not have them. I found a few of the nutrition facts online on the school website, but many ...
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Actions During Sleepwalking

I am a high school student doing a biomedical engineering project about sleepwalking. For my project, I am prototyping a novel healthcare solution to prevent lengthened periods of sleepwalking in ...
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Pediatric inpatient discharge best practices

Where can I find an open source collection of pediatric inpatient discharge best practices using the current Cerner EMR?
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Safety of radiation from baby monitor

I have always assumed baby monitors and all wireless technology to be completely safe and have been informed by a 'friend' that I have been endangering my children by using them. We used an RF ...
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Head CT Scan Risks

Please go through the attached image and confirm if the repeated head CT scan is too much for a 6 yr old boy. Will there be any long term side effects? I would appreciate a quick response to my ...
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Child with -22 power, is it equal to blindness?

Doctor have advised -22 power glasses for my 3-year old daughter. Does it equal to blindness? Will she behave like a normal child - play, fight and ask for different things (as children do), identify ...
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Intoeing in older children

All of the information I have found online concerning intoeing (pigeon footedness) only concerns intoeing in younger children. I have a friend who has a 9-year-old child who is displaying increasing ...
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When can a newborn with jaundice go out in fresh air?

Do pediatricians recommend not to take a newborn with jaundice outside on fresh air? Are there any resources on this subject?
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If people can create an accelerated medical program that can be completed in just three years, what textbooks should they select in the curriculum?

Imagine a third-world country with a lack of doctors. They should start to treat patients as soon as possible even if they did not take full courses in biochemistry, histology, anatomy, biostatistics, ...
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Meaning of subperiosteal undermining

I am in Medical school and I've been going thru the chapter on cleft palate in Bailey. In the repair of Cleft lip, it says Muscular continuity is achieved by subperiosteal undermining over anterior ...