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Recent Research Topics in Pediatrics That Could Change the Way You Practice (S3:E15)

In this episode, we talk with Lewis First, MD, and Alex Kemper, MD, about pediatric research studies published in the last year that could change the way you practice pediatrics.

Dr. First serves as the Editor-in-Chief of Pediatrics, the peer-reviewed medical journal of the American Academy of Pediatrics and is Professor and Chair of the Department of Pediatrics at the Larner College of Medicine at the University of Vermont and Chief of Pediatrics at the University of Vermont Children’s Hospital. Dr. Kemper serves as the Deputy-Editor-in-Chief of Pediatrics and Division Chief of Primary Care Pediatrics at Nationwide Children’s Hospital and Professor of Pediatrics at The Ohio State University College of Medicine.

We recorded this episode live from the 2019 AAP NCE in New Orleans, Louisiana.

In this episode, pediatric experts discuss:

  • Vaccine updates: What can pediatricians do to increase vaccination rates in their practice?
  • Evaluating febrile infants: How to evaluate a febrile infant less than 2 months of age
  • Issues in adolescent and teen patients: Suicidality and identifying risk
  • Cannabis concentrate and cannabinoids: Impact on children and adolescents, including vaping
  • LGBTQ patients: Patient care, including bullying issues and impact/outcomes based on state legislation (i.e. Proposition 8 from California)
  • Smoking and vaping: Combustible cigarettes and e-cigarettes
  • CRAFFT instrument: Adapted screening for teens with substance abuse disorders
  • Firearm safety and protection of children from firearms: Where pediatric firearm mortality has occurred relative to gun laws in the United States and morbidity and mortality of children in homes with firearms
  • Telehealth: Quality of care, antibiotic prescribing stewardship and patient satisfaction with telehealth visits
  • Electronic versus print books: Parents interact more with their children when they use a traditional print book than an e-book
  • Maintenance of certification: Importance of improving quality of care