Obesity Applications in Smartphones: Development and Use of an Evaluation Tool
Rates of obesity amongst children and teens in the United States have tripled since the 1970s, and 18.5% are now considered obese. With smartphone use among children and teens becoming the norm, smartphone applications may be a cost-effective solution to support patients and families motivated to change lifestyle behaviors and reduce obesity. The purpose of this quality-improvement project was (1) to develop an app evaluation tool and star rating system based on scientific evidence and current clinical practice guidelines in managing childhood obesity, and (2) to determine whether an in-service training can increase provid...
Source: Journal of Pediatric Health Care - May 12, 2020 Category: Pediatrics Authors: Nadia Al-Lami, Katherine Sear, Weiwei Dai, Jyu-Lin Chen Tags: Article Source Type: research

Screening for Maternal Mental Health in the Pediatric Setting: Situational Stressors and Supports
In clinical research, we place high expectations on health-care providers in terms of solving complex problems related to human health and the system of delivery. In the “clinical implications” section of articles, we ask them to provide more robust services and patient education and to be knowledgeable about the assets in their community that support the health and wellness of families. They are also expected, in many cases, to be “community responsive,” an d potentially even lobby state and federal governments for policies that benefit their colleagues, their patients, and the community-at-large (...
Source: Journal of Pediatric Health Care - May 12, 2020 Category: Pediatrics Authors: Jennifer L. Barkin, Susan Van Cleve Tags: Editorial Source Type: research

Losing Ground: Current Medicaid Policy Threatens Children's Access to Health Care
From 2008 through 2016, the number of uninsured children in the United States decreased from 7.6 million to 3.6 million (Alker& Roygardner, 2019). However, since 2017 that trend has reversed. Over 4 million children are now uninsured —the highest rate of uninsured children since the implementation of the Affordable Care Act (ACA)—and over one-quarter of these children are aged under 6 years (Burak, Clark,& Roygardner, 2019). According to the periodicity schedule for preventive pediatric health care, children should have 30 well-child visits from birth through 21 years of age, with 15 of these visits occ...
Source: Journal of Pediatric Health Care - April 30, 2020 Category: Pediatrics Authors: Eileen K. Fry-Bowers Tags: Health Policy Source Type: research

Keep Calm and Nightingale On
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Oral β-Lactam Antibiotics for Pediatric Otitis Media, Rhinosinusitis, and Pneumonia
Acute otitis media, acute bacterial rhinosinusitis, and community-acquired pneumonia are major drivers of pediatric antibiotic consumption. With many available options and the added challenges of navigating antibiotic allergies and de-escalating from intravenous treatment for children requiring hospitalization, prescribing for these relatively simple infections can be a source of confusion and error. The purpose of this article is to evaluate the pharmacokinetic and pharmacodynamic properties of antibiotics commonly prescribed for these disease states, and to specifically compare antipneumococcal activity between oral beta...
Source: Journal of Pediatric Health Care - April 23, 2020 Category: Pediatrics Authors: Leah Molloy, Sasha Barron, Nadia Khan, Evan Abrass, Jocelyn Ang, Nahed Abdel-Haq Tags: Pharmacology Continuing Education Source Type: research

Primary Ovarian Insufficiency in the Prepubertal Adolescent: A Case Report
Although there are many etiologies for delayed puberty in adolescent-aged girls, the pediatric provider should consider primary ovarian insufficiency if estradiol remains undetectable despite elevated levels of gonadotropins. Adolescent girls with this diagnosis will need holistic care from their primary care provider, focusing on both their medical and psychosocial needs. The following case study describes a 14-year-old girl who was referred to pediatric endocrinology for delayed puberty, in the setting of increased gonadotropins and undetectable estradiol. (Source: Journal of Pediatric Health Care)
Source: Journal of Pediatric Health Care - April 23, 2020 Category: Pediatrics Authors: Meghan C. McGowan, Elizabeth A. Doyle, Susan D. Boulware Tags: Case Reports Source Type: research

Pomp and Circumstance
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Global Healthcare at our Doorstep
During one recent half-day session at the hospital-based primary care clinic in New Haven, CT where I practice, I saw for a routine visit a teenager from a Syrian family that I had known for many years who were still coping with the aftereffects of war in that country, a 5 year old from an Afghan refugee family who was struggling in school, and a 6 year old (along with his uncle) who had arrived in the U.S. from Guatemala two weeks ago and had no record of any previous health care or immunizations. (Source: Journal of Pediatric Health Care)
Source: Journal of Pediatric Health Care - April 23, 2020 Category: Pediatrics Authors: Martha K. Swartz Tags: Editorial Source Type: research

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Brave New World
So, how do I start this? As I'm writing this, it is the 3rd week in March, and I'm grappling with how the COVID-19 pandemic has changed life as we knew it. Like many of you at this point, I'm struggling with how to be fully informed but not be overwhelmed with information that's not always accurate. We've rescheduled many patients in our pediatric primary care site, so while at home I'm doing online training in telehealth and will be helping to staff our clinic's call center. Being geographically close to New York City, I see ambulatory clinic space, school-based health centers and even the gymnasium at Yale University bei...
Source: Journal of Pediatric Health Care - April 17, 2020 Category: Pediatrics Authors: Martha K. Swartz Tags: Editorial: Journal of Pediatric Health Care Source Type: research

Psychological and Socioeconomic Burdens Faced by Family Caregivers of Children with Asthma: An Integrative Review
Asthma affects nearly 1 in every 12 children in the United States. Caring for a child with asthma poses significant challenges for the parent or caregiver. The purpose of this integrative review was to identify the psychological and socioeconomic burdens faced by family caregivers of children with asthma. (Source: Journal of Pediatric Health Care)
Source: Journal of Pediatric Health Care - April 13, 2020 Category: Pediatrics Authors: Cynthia L. Foronda, Courtney N. Kelley, Catherine Nadeau, Susan L. Prather, Latoya Lewis-Pierre, Danielle Altares Sarik, Sadandaula Rose Muheriwa Tags: Article Source Type: research

Play-Based Interventions Delivered by Child Life Specialists: Teachable Moments for Youth With Type 1 Diabetes
Certified child life specialists (CCLSs) are health care team members with advanced knowledge of child development. CCLSs can help establish a trajectory of engagement in diabetes self-management beginning in early childhood. (Source: Journal of Pediatric Health Care)
Source: Journal of Pediatric Health Care - April 3, 2020 Category: Pediatrics Authors: Rebecca Ortiz La Banca, Deborah A. Butler, Lisa K. Volkening, Lori M. Laffel Tags: Article Source Type: research

White Paper: Recognizing Child Trafficking as a Critical Emerging Health Threat
Human trafficking is a pandemic human rights violation with an emerging paradigm shift that reframes an issue traditionally seen through a criminal justice lens to that of a public health crisis, particularly for children. Children and adolescents who are trafficked or are at risk for trafficking should receive evidence-based, trauma-informed, and culturally responsive care from trained health care providers (HCPs). The purpose of this article was to engage and equip pediatric HCPs to respond effectively to human trafficking in the clinical setting, improving health outcomes for affected and at-risk children. (Source: Jour...
Source: Journal of Pediatric Health Care - March 13, 2020 Category: Pediatrics Authors: Jessica L. Peck, Mikki Meadows-Oliver, Stacia M. Hays, Dawn Garzon Maaks Tags: Professional Issues Source Type: research

Availability of Acute Care Pediatric Nurse Practitioner Education in the United States: A Challenge to Growing the Workforce
The nurse practitioner (NP) workforce in the United States is growing rapidly in size, with a concomitant impact on the health care system (American Association of Nurse Practitioners [AANP], 2019a; Auerbach, Staiger,& Buerhaus, 2018). Likewise, the number of graduate nursing education programs offering NP degrees and the number of graduates have also grown substantially (Salsberg, 2018). Starting from 2008, the nursing profession has emphasized the need for alignment of NPs ’ education, certification, licensure, and clinical practice setting (APRN Consensus Workgroup& National Council of State Boards of Nurs...
Source: Journal of Pediatric Health Care - March 12, 2020 Category: Pediatrics Authors: Kristin H. Gigli, Jeremy Kahn, Grant Martsolf Tags: Professional Issues Source Type: research

Parents ’ Assessment of an Advanced-Practice Nurse and Care Coordination Assistant Model Medical Care Coordination Program for Children with Medical Complexity
Care for many children with medical complexity (CMC) is fragmented, leading to increased family dissatisfaction and stress. We evaluated the impact of an Advanced-Practice Nurse and Care Coordination Assistant model medical care coordination program (MCCP) for CMC at an urban tertiary pediatric hospital on caregivers ’ perceptions of several health care indicators. (Source: Journal of Pediatric Health Care)
Source: Journal of Pediatric Health Care - March 11, 2020 Category: Pediatrics Authors: Sara Donnelly, Ellen Shaw, Paula Timoney, Marc Foca, Patricia Hametz Tags: Article Source Type: research

Sleep and Glycemia in Youth With Type 1 Diabetes
Short sleep duration and quality are problems for many youth, and are associated with difficulties in executive function. Our purpose was to describe subjective and objective sleep characteristics and their associations with executive function, stress and coping, adjustment, and self-management in youth with type 1 diabetes (T1D). (Source: Journal of Pediatric Health Care)
Source: Journal of Pediatric Health Care - March 11, 2020 Category: Pediatrics Authors: Kaitlyn Rechenberg, Stephanie Griggs, Sangchoon Jeon, Nancy Redeker, Henry Klar Yaggi, Margaret Grey Tags: Article Source Type: research

Longitudinal Relationships Between Depression and Chronic Illness in Adolescents: An Integrative Review
Depression is prevalent among adolescents with chronic illness. However, little is known about how depression affects chronic illness over time. This review aimed to synthesize longitudinal relationships between depression and disease control, self-management behaviors, illness-related morbidity, and quality of life. (Source: Journal of Pediatric Health Care)
Source: Journal of Pediatric Health Care - March 11, 2020 Category: Pediatrics Authors: Katherine Zheng, Cilgy Abraham, Jean-Marie Bruzzese, Arlene Smaldone Tags: Article Source Type: research

It Is a Life Journey: A Roadmap of Teens With Chronic Diseases in Transitioning to Independence
Adolescents with chronic diseases have to cope with a number of challenges in their transition to independence and need to learn self-management. The purpose of this study was to understand the life journey of adolescents and their caregivers. (Source: Journal of Pediatric Health Care)
Source: Journal of Pediatric Health Care - March 11, 2020 Category: Pediatrics Authors: Emre Sezgin, Monica Weiler, Anthony Weiler, Simon Lin, Laura Hart Tags: Article Source Type: research

Volatile Hypertensive Crisis Secondary to Pheochromocytoma: A Case Report of von Hippel –Lindau Syndrome
Adrenal pheochromocytomas are rare intra-adrenal tumors of neural-crest origin. Although these tumors are benign and approximately one third of individuals remain asymptomatic (Li, Nicholson, Mccoy, Carty,& Yip, 2020), they can trigger hypersecretion of catecholamines, resulting in headache, palpitations, tachycardia, episodic intense sweating, and intermittent or sustained hypertension (HTN). In the absence of timely intervention, uncontrolled HTN, especially when exacerbated by stress, can result in significant morbidity and death (Geurtes, Rich, Evans, Wang, Weiss,& Regetoff, 2016). (Source: Journal of Pediatric Health Care)
Source: Journal of Pediatric Health Care - March 3, 2020 Category: Pediatrics Authors: Sharon Anderson Tags: Case Reports Source Type: research

Successful Integration of Advanced Practice Providers Into a Pediatric Academic Community Intensive Care Unit
Advanced practice providers (APPs) are providing high-quality care in hospital settings. The scope of practice of nurse practitioners (NPs) and physician assistants (PAs) has evolved to integrate them into the acute and critical care areas (Meissen, 2019; Simone, McComiskey,& Andersen, 2016; Sorce, Simone,& Madden, 2010). Nurse practitioners who pursue careers in pediatric critical care in Texas are mandated to hold an acute-care certification. Select PA programs offer extended specialty training; however, there is no PA acute certification option (Association of Postgraduate PA Programs, 2019). (Source: Journal of...
Source: Journal of Pediatric Health Care - February 26, 2020 Category: Pediatrics Authors: Jenilea K. Thomas, Brian J. Rissmiller, Mark J. Riccioni, Jeanine M. Graf Tags: Professional Issues Source Type: research

Self-Management, Self-Efficacy, and Health-Related Quality of Life in Children with Chronic Illness and Medical Complexity
Children with chronic illnesses have complex health-care needs, leading to frequent health-care use for acute illness, high medical care costs, and ultimately, poor health outcomes. Children with chronic illness and medical complexity (CIMC) are patients under the age of 18 who have three or more of the following: (1) medications and/or supportive therapies (nutrition, respiratory, dialysis); (2) chronic medical diagnoses for 12 months or more; and (3) dependence on technology (central or long-term peripheral line, tracheostomy, gastrostomy; Cohen et al., 2011). (Source: Journal of Pediatric Health Care)
Source: Journal of Pediatric Health Care - February 24, 2020 Category: Pediatrics Authors: Lilian Bravo, Mary K. Killela, Beck L. Reyes, Karla Marie Bathan Santos, Vanessa Torres, Chai-Chih Huang, Eufemia Jacob Tags: Article Source Type: research

Urgent Care Utilization in a Pediatric Population with Private Health Insurance
Pediatric urgent care (UC) utilization patterns have been studied in Medicaid enrollees, but not in those with private insurance. (Source: Journal of Pediatric Health Care)
Source: Journal of Pediatric Health Care - February 20, 2020 Category: Pediatrics Authors: Shawna S. Mudd, Sylvia M. Alvarado, Sarah Otaru, Therese Canares Tags: Article Source Type: research

Child and Adolescent Pornography Exposure
Children and adolescents are growing up in a digital world. The rapid expansion of the development, accessibility, and use of cellular phones and the Internet is changing human existence. Adolescents are absorbed in the use of technology; however, this behavior is also becoming characteristic of younger children as well (Livingstone& Smith, 2014). Consider that in 1970, the average American child began to watch television regularly at age 4, yet today, children begin interacting with digital media at the age of 4 months (Reid Chassiakos et al., 2016). (Source: Journal of Pediatric Health Care)
Source: Journal of Pediatric Health Care - February 14, 2020 Category: Pediatrics Authors: Gail Hornor Tags: Continuing Education Source Type: research

Title X Regulatory Changes and Their Impact on Adolescent Health
Title X of the Public Health Act has provided access to confidential reproductive care for low-income adolescents and adults since 1970, helping to bring adolescent pregnancy rates to historic lows. Recent regulatory changes in program funding eligibility and provider counseling options may reverse this trend. This policy brief will address the history and impact of Title X funding on adolescent access to reproductive health care, explain the implications of these recent regulatory changes in Title X implementation, and encourage advocacy to protect health care provider practice and adolescent access to confidential care. ...
Source: Journal of Pediatric Health Care - February 14, 2020 Category: Pediatrics Authors: Naomi A. Schapiro Tags: Health Policy Source Type: research

Tracing the History of the Nurse Practitioner Profession in 2020, the Year of the Nurse
The World Health Organization declared 2020 the Year of the Nurse and Midwife to honor the 200th birthday of the nursing advocate and pioneer Florence Nightingale. This designation celebrates and elevates the contributions of nurses and midwives, who the World Health Organization reports make up more than half of the national health work force in many countries. (Source: Journal of Pediatric Health Care)
Source: Journal of Pediatric Health Care - February 14, 2020 Category: Pediatrics Authors: Cate Brennan Tags: Editorial Source Type: research

The National Association of Pediatric Nurse Practitioners Strategic Plan
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Quadangulation: A New Methodology Combining Ethnographic Research and Quality Improvement Projects in Health Science Research
The purpose of this paper is to describe quadangulation as a methodology for conducting and analyzing combined ethnographic studies and quality improvement (QI) projects into one comprehensive investigation to improve the quality of health care. A comprehensive base of cultural influences in all health-care delivery settings, obtained from the design, implementation, and interpretation of a rigorous ethnographic investigation, and a QI project is new proposed methodology, called quadangulation. This new methodology has the potential to influence transformational cultural change, quality whole-person patient-centered care, ...
Source: Journal of Pediatric Health Care - February 13, 2020 Category: Pediatrics Authors: Karla Rodriguez, Donna Hallas Tags: Research Methods Source Type: research

Nurse Practitioner –Led Telehealth to Improve Outpatient Pediatric Tracheostomy Management in South Texas
Pediatric tracheostomy patients are a medically complex population with increased incidence of emergency room use, hospital readmission, tracheostomy-associated complications, and caregiver anxiety, especially within 30 days after discharge. (Source: Journal of Pediatric Health Care)
Source: Journal of Pediatric Health Care - February 13, 2020 Category: Pediatrics Authors: Laura Moreno, Jessica L. Peck Tags: Article Source Type: research

Childhood Obesity: Evidence-Based Guidelines for Clinical Practice —Part One
Despite the focus on reducing childhood overweight and obesity in the United States over the past decade, recent reports indicate an increasing trend in prevalence among youth 2 –19 years of age (Hales, Carroll, Fryar,& Ogden, 2017; Skinner, Ravanbakht, Skelton, Perrin,& Armstrong, 2018). The overall prevalence of childhood obesity in 2016 was 18.5%, with significantly higher prevalence among non-Hispanic black youth (22.0%) and Hispanic youth (25.8%; Hales et al., 2017). Particularly concerning is the latest obesity prevalence rate of 13.9% among children 2 –5 years old, which increased 5% since 2014 (...
Source: Journal of Pediatric Health Care - January 28, 2020 Category: Pediatrics Authors: Michele L. Polfuss, Karen G. Duderstadt, Jill F. Kilanowski, Mary E. Thompson, Ren ée L. Davis, Margaret Quinn Tags: Practice Guidelines Source Type: research

Agricultural Safety Comic Book for Latinx Migrant Families: Development and Evaluation
Comic books and graphic novels have been used in health education. The youth of migrant and seasonal agricultural workers are highly vulnerable to the health hazards associated with agricultural work and the migrant workers ’ itinerant home environment. (Source: Journal of Pediatric Health Care)
Source: Journal of Pediatric Health Care - January 24, 2020 Category: Pediatrics Authors: Jill F. Kilanowski Tags: Article Source Type: research

User Preferences for the Design of a Mobile Health System to Support Transition-Age Youth with Epilepsy
Transition-age youth with epilepsy (TAYWE) experience poor self management and adverse health outcomes. The purpose of this study was to gain the perspectives of TAYWE, their caregivers, and clinicians to inform the design of a mobile health (mHealth) system to support the self-management needs of TAYWE. (Source: Journal of Pediatric Health Care)
Source: Journal of Pediatric Health Care - January 24, 2020 Category: Pediatrics Authors: Mary E. Thompson, Rachel Goodwin, Alyssa Ojeda, Lindsey Morris, Andrea D. Fairman Tags: Article Source Type: research

Teen Knowledge of Commercial Sexual Exploitation of Children
The commercial sexual exploitation of children (CSEC) is a pediatric health care problem with significant physical and mental health consequences for victims, even death. Although there exists community-wide collaborations in the United States to address professional response to CSEC, these efforts often have a limited capacity to reach adolescents and involve them in CSEC prevention. As part of a prevention strategy, the National Institute of Justice recommends educating youth about CSEC and exploiters' recruitment tactics. (Source: Journal of Pediatric Health Care)
Source: Journal of Pediatric Health Care - January 16, 2020 Category: Pediatrics Authors: Gail Hornor, Jennifer Sherfield, Jennifer Tscholl Tags: Article Source Type: research

Pediatric Mental Health and the Power of Primary Care: Practical Approaches and Validating Challenges
With over 300 school shootings in the past 5 years, the unprecedented use of online social media, and the growing demands of academia, mental illness is quickly becoming one of the top causes of morbidity and mortality in the pediatric population. In the past year, 90% of children in the U.S. visited their pediatric primary care provider (PCP), giving PCPs a unique opportunity to address the mental health needs of their patients. (Source: Journal of Pediatric Health Care)
Source: Journal of Pediatric Health Care - January 14, 2020 Category: Pediatrics Authors: Kassondra A.S. Brino Tags: Article Source Type: research

Lack of Diagnosis and Screening for Pediatric Obesity in the Retail Health Setting: Implications for Quality Improvement Measures
Pediatric obesity has reached an epidemic status. The purpose of this study was to examine the prevalence of overweight and obesity in patients and how often and how accurately a diagnosis was coded. The population for this study included children aged 3 –18 years. This cohort presented to retail health clinics in a large urban health system for school or sports physicals from June 1, 2017, to November 30, 2017. (Source: Journal of Pediatric Health Care)
Source: Journal of Pediatric Health Care - January 14, 2020 Category: Pediatrics Authors: Jodie N. Guardi, Elizabeth Aquino, Karen Larimer, Jessica Bishop-Royse, Shannon D. Simonovich Tags: Article Source Type: research

Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome in Adolescents: Early Diagnosis and Intervention
Polycystic ovarian syndrome (PCOS) has been recognized as the most common cause of infertility in women and is associated with other comorbidities including obesity, type 2 diabetes, and metabolic syndrome (Ib áñez et al., 2017; Sebastian, Wiemann, Bacha,& Alston Taylor, 2018). Hyperandrogenism with a persistent elevation of serum testosterone is a cardinal sign of PCOS and is the underlying hormonal cause of chronic anovulation, infertility, acne, and hirsutism (Rosenfield, 2015a). The prevalence of PCOS is 6% to 10% of reproductive women and is steadily increasing (Sebastian et al., 2018). (Source: Jour...
Source: Journal of Pediatric Health Care - December 20, 2019 Category: Pediatrics Authors: Mattison Craig, Heide S. Temples, Beth Weir Tags: Case Report Source Type: research

Family-Centered Primary Care for Teen Parents and Their Children
Teen parents and their children are a vulnerable group of families, but their vulnerabilities have received far more attention than their strengths and resilience, which is defined as the ability to cope with adversity (Hornor, 2017). Teen mothers and fathers alike report that parenting reorders their priorities and motivates them to improve their education, be good parents, and desist from risky behavior such as fighting, substance abuse, and criminal activity (Conn, de Figueiredo, Sherer, Mankerian,& Iverson, 2018; SmithBattle, 2018b; SmithBattle, Phengnum, Shagavah,& Okawa, 2019). (Source: Journal of Pediatric Health Care)
Source: Journal of Pediatric Health Care - December 19, 2019 Category: Pediatrics Authors: Lee SmithBattle, Deborah G. Loman, Nancy J. Cibulka Tags: Article Source Type: research

Human Trafficking of Children: Nurse Practitioner Knowledge, Beliefs, and Experience Supporting the Development of a Practice Guideline: Part Two
Part 1 of this series addressed low levels of awareness about child trafficking among pediatric health care providers, supporting the need for clinical practice guidelines to aid evidence-based response to potential victims in the clinical setting. The purpose of this article was to explore evidence related to effective clinical response when encountering at-risk children or those who have experienced trafficking and make recommendations for a practice guideline. (Source: Journal of Pediatric Health Care)
Source: Journal of Pediatric Health Care - December 19, 2019 Category: Pediatrics Authors: Jessica L. Peck Tags: Practice Guidelines Source Type: research

Symptoms of Mild Traumatic Brain Injury Unmask Autoimmune Disease
A previously healthy 18-year-old female was seen by her primary care provider after sustaining a concussion, also known as a mild traumatic brain injury (mTBI). She complained of trouble concentrating, headaches, and neck pain. She is an experienced skier who, after being struck by a chair lift, fell and landed, striking the back of her head on compacted snow. Her helmet was dented as result of the impact. Bystanders reported that she had a brief (10 seconds) loss of consciousness; however, when aroused, she responded appropriately to questions and therefore did not seek immediate medical attention. (Source: Journal of Pediatric Health Care)
Source: Journal of Pediatric Health Care - December 16, 2019 Category: Pediatrics Authors: Ivy Prothro, Karin Reuter-Rice Tags: Case Report Source Type: research

Caf é au Lait Macules and Associated Genetic Syndromes
This article provides an overview of CALMs, followed by a summary of several conditions associated with CALMs ranging from the most common (neurofibromatosis type 1) to rare, ring chromosome syndromes. (Source: Journal of Pediatric Health Care)
Source: Journal of Pediatric Health Care - December 10, 2019 Category: Pediatrics Authors: Sharon Anderson Tags: Continuing Education Source Type: research

Pediatric Pericarditis Case Report
This article presents a case report that illustrates how evasive the diagnosis of pericardial effusion can be. The early symptoms of pericardial effusion resemble common viral conditions that can easily be overlooked. Subtle presenting symptoms and the importance of urgent multidisciplinary collaboration and emergent referral for the child with pericarditis are summarized. (Source: Journal of Pediatric Health Care)
Source: Journal of Pediatric Health Care - December 10, 2019 Category: Pediatrics Authors: Georgette F. Gura Tags: Case Report Source Type: research

Erratum
to the article “Attachment Disorders,” by Gail Hornor, published in the September/October 2019 issue of the Journal (Journal of Pediatric Health Care, 33, 612–622). (Source: Journal of Pediatric Health Care)
Source: Journal of Pediatric Health Care - December 10, 2019 Category: Pediatrics Tags: Erratum Source Type: research

Mirroring the Diversity of Children
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Partnering With Librarians
The role of the librarian is to locate, organize, make available, and often disseminate information. Librarians in the 21st century primarily work with digital resources to ensure that clinicians have easy access to the information needed to practice, research, and teach, and for lifelong learning. The focus of this editorial is to highlight the value the librarian brings to writing and publishing. Moreover, as you work in other settings, be sure to think about collaborating with a librarian to raise the level of productivity in the areas of teaching and clinical practice. (Source: Journal of Pediatric Health Care)
Source: Journal of Pediatric Health Care - December 10, 2019 Category: Pediatrics Authors: Janene Batten Tags: Guest Editorial Source Type: research