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Pediatric Healthcare Resources: Practice Update

Children's Hospital Colorado strives to provide high-quality information on a broad range of clinical services and specialties for pediatric providers throughout the country. Our quarterly newsletter, Practice Update, offers information for pediatric specialists to see what's new and hear from faculty at Children's Colorado.

We believe that together we can improve routine care, enhance the patient experience, pioneer treatments and get better outcomes for pediatric patients everywhere.

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Adult Congenital Heart Disease Patient Care

More than 60% of ACHD patients are not in the care of an expert, leading to increased mortality and preventable morbidity. Joseph Kay, MD, reviews ACHD history, standards of care, challenges and advanced treatment options.

Anesthesia and Sedatives in Young Children: FDA's Warning Regarding Possible Adverse Developmental Outcomes

Learn how anesthesia and sedatives can impact neurodevelopment in young children by reading this article by Gina Whitney, MD.


Birth Control for Teens: Update on Adolescent Contraception

Family physicians play a pivotal role in counseling adolescent patients about birth control. Eliza Byers, MD, discusses recommended first-line options for teens and young women.


Food Protein-Induced Enterocolitis Syndrome (FPIES): An Often-Overlooked Food Allergy

Food protein-induced enterocolitis syndrome (FPIES) is a non-IgE-mediated food allergy that is often misdiagnosed or not diagnosed in a timely fashion. Learn about the symptoms, causes and diagnosis.


Heart Arrhythmia Management in Kids

Learn the signs and symptoms of pediatric heart arrhythmias, the importance of diagnosis and testing, and when to refer to a pediatric cardiologist.


Ovarian Cysts: Observation vs. Surgery and When to Worry About Torsion?

Patricia Huguelet, MD, discusses management of ovarian cysts in children and adolescents that allows for ovarian preservation.


Pediatric Feeding Development

Primary care providers can successfully evaluate and manage some feeding problems, but others will require consultation. Learn more from Dr. Laura Pickler.


Rehabilitation for Pediatric Incontinence and Constipation

Erin Teravest, PA, covers common pediatric incontinence complaints, non-invasive treatment and when to make a referral to pediatric urology.


Seizure Diagnosis and Management in Children

Learn how to talk with parents and what investigations to perform in the primary care setting before referring a child patient to see a neurologist.

Stress and Anxiety Coping Skills: Tips for Providers to Share with Patients

Primary care providers can teach children, adolescents, parents and caregivers how to use healthy coping strategies to manage anxiety and stress.


Troubleshooting Pediatric Asthma in School-Aged Children

William Anderson, MD, shares valuable tips on how to troubleshoot and treat uncontrolled asthma in school-aged children and when to refer to specialized care.


Urologic Oncology Cases: Beyond the 99th Percentile

Nick Cost, MD, is one of few physicians in the nation specializing in pediatric urologic oncology, performing more of these procedures than anyone in the U.S.


Weight Management of Children and Teenagers

Our experts, Matthew Haemer, MD, and Renee Porter, RN, CPNP, discuss management of childhood obesity in the primary care setting.