Category Archives: Pediatrics

Propranolol’s CV Gets An Update

Propranolol has been used as a beta-blocker for decades now. New studies suggest that it could also be indicated for other conditions. One startup in the USA is even planning to prescribe it to treat fear of public speaking. more...

Congenital Benign Hypotonia is Not a Diagnosis

I frequently tell parents and friends that the Internet has a great deal of good information, but also considerable misinformation and incomplete information. This was clearly shown when I put "Benign Hypotonia" into Google. I was astounded to find information from the more...

Checking For Dangerous Drug Interactions

I was talking with an old friend recently who was concerned about her husband. He was in his late seventies and had had heart surgery a year ago. She was noticing that he fell asleep easily during the day and yet his doctor said he couldn't find anything wrong. more...

When Patients Seek Advice From A Specialist But Don’t Take It

Parents put children at risk when they think they know more than a specialist. Several physicians have told me of their frustration about patients coming to them for advice and then not taking it. Many of these doctors are the top doctors in their specialties. I, too, more...

Childhood Cancer: The Burden Of Survival

Children who suffer from cancer today survive much longer than before. However, as adults almost all unfortunately suffer from serious sequelae illnesses, as a new study shows. Doctors should keep a close eye on those affected, since aftercare doesn't end. more...

Article by Christine Amrhein
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Causes Of Choking In Little Children

Little children have small airways, so small objects they put in their mouths can easily obstruct the airway. An article in the American Academy of Pediatrics newsletter gave a list of items that can cause choking in little children. The article listed the ten more more...

Anesthesia Problems With Some Muscle Diseases

Duchenne muscular dystrophy patients can have problems with certain anesthetics. Parents must be sure to check that an anesthesiologist is aware of the condition called Malignant Hyperthermia and be prepared to treat it. Patients with Central Core disease can also be more...

Pregnancy: Better Never Than Late?

More and more frequently women aged 35 plus are getting pregnant. Experiencing baby bliss in later life is nonetheless a risk factor. Nothing much is altered here by molecular biology, nor by recommendations based on cohort studies. more...

The Unexpected Impact This Patient Had On His Pediatrician

As a pediatrician, I work to keep children healthy so they can grow up and achieve their dreams. I especially have a soft spot for angry, defiant children. These children are given my undivided attention and respect, and I expect the same in return. more...

Blog entry by Niran Al-Agba

Constipation In Children

Constipation is a very common problem in children and one that is often left untreated by a child's doctor. If a pediatrician or family doctor doesn't sit down and talk with the child and his parent or parents and always take a diet history, the problem can go more...

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