Pediatrics Resource Center

What Is Acute Flaccid Myelitis?

Attempting to answer some questions about this mysterious illness suddenly striking U.S. children As of this week, almost 200 children across 39 different states have been diagnosed with acute flaccid myelitis (AFM), a condition that affects the nervous system, especially in the area of…

Pain in the Premature Infant

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reports that in 2014 about one of every ten infants was born premature in the United States. Prematurity is the leading contributor to infant death, especially for those infants born prior to 32 weeks, as well as…

Breast is Best for Mom and Baby

Breastfeeding is no longer considered a lifestyle choice, but rather a “basic health issue”.1 The American Academy of Pediatricians recognizes the enormous benefits for babies and also what often goes overlooked-the benefits for mothers from breastfeeding and the use of human milk. The United States…

REACHing All Kids

Nemours Children’s Hospital Orlando soothes the ED experience for patients with autism For any parent, a trip to the emergency department is a harrowing experience. For parents of children on the autism spectrum, it is even more nerve-wracking. Even a basic visit can be…

Children’s National Health System

TEAM: Neonatal Intensive Care Unit CATEGORY: Best Expertise ENTRY SUBMITTED BY: Judith Campbell, RNC, IBCLC, lactation consultant Our neonatal intensive care unit (NICU) nursing team at Children’s National Health System has been working on a continuous quality improvement initiative to increase the number of…

Striving for Neonatal Excellence

Nurses know the value of evidence-based practice. Quality care supported by research is essential to all patients, including the very youngest. At each neonatal intensive care unit across Main Line Health, which is headquartered in Bryn Mawr, Penn., nurses incorporate the latest findings into…

Mitochondrial Disease in Pediatrics

Each year, approximately 1,000 to 4,000 children in the United States are born with a mitochondrial disease.13 Mitochondrial disease encompasses a group of disorders often affecting a child’s ability to utilize cellular energy.1,4,8,15 The human body contains organelles which are specific structures that enable cells to…

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