Children's Hospital Colorado faculty examine the latest treatment options for the most common chief complaints in pediatric medicine and talk about significant research and advances in pediatric medicine, the nuanced art of practicing pediatrics and everything in between.
In today's episode we dive in to the topic of toxicity and the most common overdoses in pediatric medicine. Our guest is Sam Wang, MD, returning from earlier this season when we covered the topic of Marijuana as Medicine (S2:E14).
Dr. Wang is a Pediatric Emergency Medicine Physician and Medical Toxicologist at Children’s Hospital Colorado and the University of Colorado School of Medicine.
The practice of pediatric pain management has developed significantly in the last decade with the use and validation of pain assessment tools specific to pediatric patients, yielding evidence-based pain management guidelines in children of all ages.
Still, pharmacological intervention options coupled with practicing safe prescribing can be overwhelming in the primary care setting. In today’s episode we are joined by Tom Majcher, DO, to discuss a practical approach to outpatient pain management in pediatrics and the prevalence of conditions associated with acute and chronic pain.
Dr. Majcher is Chair of Anesthesiology at Children’s Hospital Colorado and Professor of Anesthesiology at the University of Colorado School of Medicine.
A real public health problem has snuck up on us as pediatricians - vaping and e-cigarettes use. On today’s episode, we will unpack the facts about e-cigarettes and vaping, provide you with practical tools to counsel your patients and families and talk about upcoming advocacy and policy work pertaining to e-cigarettes. Our guests today are Jennifer Woods, MD, Medical Director of the Adolescent Medicine Clinic at Children’s Hospital Colorado and associate professor of pediatrics at the University of Colorado School of Medicine; and Heather Hoch, MD pediatric pulmonologist at Children’s Hospital Colorado and assistant professor the CU School of Medicine.
From today's episode:
The 2018 NIH Monitoring the Future Survey Results were released last month. The survey found that 37% of 12th graders and 18% of 8th graders have vaped in the last year and the number of kids who used vaping products in the last month jumped from 11 to 21% in 12th graders and from 9 to 16% in 10th graders — those changes are the biggest jumps in adolescent substance use that has been seen in the 4 decades of conducting the Monitoring the Future Survey.
The FDA held a public hearing on January 18, 2019 to discuss efforts to eliminate youth e-cigarette use, with a focus on the potential role of drug therapies to support cessation and the issues impacting the development of such therapies. If this is a topic you are passionate about, we encourage our listeners to visit the FDA website to submit a public comment, those public comment submissions will be available through February 1, 2019 https://www.fda.gov/TobaccoProducts/Labeling/ProductsIngredientsComponents/ucm456610.htm)
In this episode, we discuss abnormal pediatric head growth, shape and treatment options with Todd Hankinson, MD. Dr. Hankinson is a Pediatric Neurosurgeon at Children’s Hospital Colorado and Associate Professor of Neurosurgery at the University of Colorado School of Medicine.
Today’s guests are Dr. Lori Prok and Pediatric Nurse Practitioner, Julieann Tibbetts, here to discuss the most common clinical presentations, causes, and treatment of Atopic Eczema. Dr. Prok is a Pediatric Dermatologist at Children’s Colorado and Associate Professor of Dermatology at the University of Colorado School of Medicine. Julieann is a Pediatric Nurse Practitioner in the Dermatology Department at Children’s Colorado and Senior Instructor of Dermatology at the University of Colorado School of Medicine.
Today’s guests are Dr. Jens Goebel and Dr. Robert Fuhlbrigge, here to discuss Henoch-Schönlein purpura (HSP). Dr. Goebel is the Section Head of Nephrology at Children’s Colorado and Professor of Pediatrics at the University of Colorado School of Medicine. Dr. Fuhlbrigge is Section Head of Rheumatology at Children’s Colorado and Professor of Pediatrics also at the University of Colorado School of Medicine.
In today’s episode, we’re examining a case that started in a primary care pediatrician’s office and ended in the Children’s Hospital Colorado Aerodigestive Program.
Joining us are the three physicians involved in the patient’s care examine: Larissa Applegate, MD, a pediatrician at Pediatrics West in Wheat Ridge, Colorado; RyanCaltagirone, MD, a pediatricemergency room physician at Children’s Colorado; and Sven Streubel, MD, an otolaryngologist with Children's Colorado.
In this episode:
Our three guests examine their roles in the patient’s care and share their key takeaways to inform other medical professionals
The origins of the case and how the patient, baby Rachel, first presented in the hospital
Steps taken once Rachel’s respiratory struggles were evident and next steps to get her to the Emergency Department
Importance of clear communication between departments and with patient families in complex, multidisciplinary cases
Approaching a patient who presents with laryngomalacia from an ENT perspective
Using a bedside scope to determine the severity of the laryngomalacia
The various elements of Rachel’s multidisciplinary care, including: admission procedure, observation of feedings, continued oxygen support and plan for next steps
Most common medical treatment plan for patients with laryngomalacia
Designing a long-term management plan for a child with laryngomalacia that supports the patient as well as their family
Accounting for comorbidities that come along with laryngomalacia
Update from patient and key takeaways from the case
Treating STDs in adolescent patients can be a challenge for today’s busy pediatrician. Eliza Buyers, MDof the Pediatric and Adolescent Gynecologyteam at Children’s Colorado returns to our pediatric podcast to provide practical tools for preventing and treating sexually transmitted infections in teens.
In this episode:
Why STD rates are higher in adolescents and young adults
How PCPs can address teen reproductive health challenges
Why we need to consider age as the primary risk factor for STDs
Examining the issue of STD rates as a health disparity
Importance of conducting universal screening in sexually active adolescents
Expedited partner therapy (EPT) and its importance
Recommended STD and HIV screening periods for different populations
Screening guidelines for STD examinations in the absence of symptoms.
Approaching one-to-one time with teen patients
Importance of promoting condom use to prevent STDs in teens
When to consider screening for less common STDs
Why it’s crucial to know confidential screening clinics you can send your patients
Approximately 6 to 7 percent of children presenting with respiratory symptoms have acute sinusitis. In today’s episode we are going to talk to Steven Hamilton, MD about the causes, diagnosis, treatment and safe antibiotic prescribing practices for the management of sinusitis in pediatric patients.
Dr. Hamilton is a pediatric otolaryngologist from our Colorado Springs-based faculty and is an assistant professor of otolaryngology at the University of Colorado School of Medicine.
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