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Does the medication called pediatric sports therapys "oscon" help with osgood schlatters?

Does the medication called pediatric sports therapys "oscon" help with osgood schlatters?

No science on this: Probably not. Osgood schlatter is a condition involving a portion of the tibial growth plate at the insertion of the patellar tendon. It resolves when the growth plates close. The best cure for it is to stretch, stretch and stretch, supplemented with rest, ice and anti inflammatory medication. Save your money and don't buy it; there are no proven benefits and no evidence that is safe. ...Read more

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When administrating medication through an ng tube or gastrostomy tube, how many mls of saline is used to flush for pediatric patients?

When administrating medication through an ng tube or gastrostomy tube, how many mls of saline is used to flush for pediatric patients?

Depends on med: Five to ten mL is a general amount of saline flush in larger children, depending on the viscosity of the medication being delivered through the tube. Infants and very small children may require less. ...Read more

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Why do pediatric patients require lower doses of drugs than other patients?

Why do pediatric patients require lower doses of drugs than other patients?

Pediatric doing: Most medications are calculated according to the body weight in KG, or by surface area, or according to age for example under 2 yrs, 2- 6 years, 6-12 years & 12 yrs & up. Therefore pediatric dose is usually less than adult dosage. I hope that answer your question ...Read more

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How come pediatric and pediatric patients often require lower doses of drugs than other patients?

How come pediatric and pediatric patients often require lower doses of drugs than other patients?

Variable: Different body size and different metabolism lead to differences in how much drug is needed. Susceptibility to side effects is also an important consideration. ...Read more

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Will my pediatric cardiologist know I sneak drugs?

Will my pediatric cardiologist know I sneak drugs?

What?: Don't risk your life. Anyone who has a structural heart problem or rhythm problem who is followed by a pediatric cardiologist should avoid "sneaking drugs". It's your heart and your life... Seriously, don't risk your life. Ask your cardiologist..."is there a risk if I take...X-drug? ". ...Read more

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Can I give otrivin pediatric drops for my 3 months old baby with congestion? What is the dose?

Can I give otrivin pediatric drops for my 3 months old baby with congestion? What is the dose?

Do not use: Do not use Otrivin pediatric nasal drops in children under 6 yr of age. Instead use normal saline drops 1-2 drops to each nostril every 3-4 hours to loosen secretions. You can remove excess secretions using a soft nasal bulb syringe. ...Read more

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Pediatric neurology, does lgs epilepsy usually get worse with age/growth. 28month male showing no response to onfi, this is the 4th new drug tried.

Difficult to treat: Lenox-gastaut syndrome is difficult to treat. It is usually treated with a combination of medications instead of monotherapy (single drug). You need to be followed by a specialist for seizures and you should also get involved in your local epilepsy foundation-they can help provide for the non-medical needs of your family and help with education. ...Read more

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The haemogoblin result for my 9, 5months old baby is 11. Is this number satisfying or is he anemic? Should I give him additional iron drops? His pediatric advice 0, 5ml of iron drops per day but somehow I am not really sure of this iron supplement. Help.

The haemogoblin result for my 9, 5months old baby is 11. Is this number satisfying or is he anemic? Should I give him additional iron drops? His pediatric advice 0, 5ml of iron drops per day but somehow I am not really sure of this iron supplement. Help.

Maybe: A hemoglobin of 11 is lower than average but still within the range of normal for a baby of 9.5 months. Your pediatrician may have additional results (low ferritin, microcytic red blood cells, etc.) suggesting a heightened risk for anemia. Babies age 9-24 months are at increased risk for anemia due to rapid growth and changes in diet. In addition to iron drops high-iron foods will help too. ...Read more

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What's the next best drug when keppra (levetiracetam) fails to control pediatric epilepsy? Staring seizures with full body involvement, now in clusters.

What's the next best drug when keppra (levetiracetam) fails to control pediatric epilepsy? Staring seizures with full body involvement, now in clusters.

It depends: There's no 1-size-fits-all seizure med any more than all kids eat 1 food or wear identical clothes. There are 3 basic types of epilepsy: 1) primary generalized, 2) partial-onset, and 3) everything else. "staring spells" etc is not good enough. That's not a diagnosis. Find that out. The "best" med is the 1 that reduces seizures with minimum side effects in your child. Arm yourself with knowledge. ...Read more

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Is there a pediatric gastroenterologist in every county in the u.S.?

Is there a pediatric gastroenterologist in every county in the u.S.?

Pediatric GI: Certainly not. You are lucky if you have one in your State depending on where you live. There is roughly 40 pediatric gastroenterologist complete their formal training each year and most of them prefer to stay in a teaching institutions such as a University hospital to continue their careers. ...Read more

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What is the best book for pediatric Nanda?

What is the best book for pediatric Nanda?

If you're asking: About the nursing manuals for pediatric NANDAS, here are two sites: http://faculty. Mu.edu. Sa/public/uploads/1380604673.6151NANDA%202012.pdf & http://kb. Nanda. Org/article/AA-00574/0/Development-of-nursing-diagnoses-for-pediatric-nursing-practice. Html. The books of Delmar's Med-Surg, Maternal-Child & Pediatric Nursing Care Plans are on Amazon. Com ...Read more

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How can I become a pediatric echocardiographer?

How can I become a pediatric echocardiographer?

ECHO: You need to get formal training check your local university hospital cardiology department or your community college about it ...Read more

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What are the guidelines for repairing a pediatric VSD?

What are the guidelines for repairing a pediatric VSD?

Isolated VSD: Review of literature revealed that management of isolated VSD (ventricular septal defect) in infant depends on 1) size of the defect. 2) Chance of spontaneous closure or decrease in size over time 3) Involvement of one or more cardiac valves 4) Difficulty and effectiveness of surgical closure. This is absolutely the field of pediatric cardiologist and heart surgeon. ...Read more

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Are you required to go to a pediatric if you are under 18?

Are you required to go to a pediatric if you are under 18?

Peds or FP: Either a pediatrician or a family practitioner would be good choices. ...Read more

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Why do student nurses tend to get sick on pediatric rotation?

Why do student nurses tend to get sick on pediatric rotation?

Children and infecio: Children are frequently hospitalized with severe viral illnesses. Obviously, with their inherently bad hygiene, student nurses interact and may contract their virus. ...Read more

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What are the procedures done in a pediatric odontics practice?

What are the procedures done in a pediatric odontics practice?

Pedi Orthodontics: Did u mena pediatric orthodontics? If so they try to palce braces on your child's teeth to straighten them if indicated. ...Read more

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What are common general anasthetics used in pediatric medicine?

What are common general anasthetics used in pediatric medicine?

Sevoflurane and more: For inhalation Sevo is most common quickly followed by Isoflurane and Desflurane. Alternatively, the use of many IV anesthetics are commonly used in pediatrics to include: propofol, ketamine, fentanyl, morphine, hydromorphone, Midazolam. Somewhat less commonly: dexmedetomidine, sufentanil, alfentanil, and diazepam. There are more but these are the ones you are most likely to encounter in the U.S. ...Read more

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Who are the members in a pediatric team and what are their roles?

Who are the members in a pediatric team and what are their roles?

What team?: What team are you referring to? As far as I know, there isn't any specific teams in medicine...We do have various specialties and depending what that specialty is, various level of personels may be involved--doctors, physician assistants, nurses, medical assistants, secretaries/receptionists are the usual suspects, and they all have different roles. Repost question if this is not what you meant.. ...Read more

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What are important questions to ask during my child's pediatric exam?

What are important questions to ask during my child's pediatric exam?

Questions for doctor: 1. Is my child developing appropriately for age?
2. What are should the diet consist of, how much and how often?
3. When are the next vaccines due?
4. How much sleep should my child be getting?
5. Is it normal for my child to (insert behavior here)?
6. Is my child growing appropriately?
7. What other screenings should we be having done (i.e. dental, vision, hearing, psychological, etc.) ...Read more

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What happens if you file a complaint with the american board of pediatrics?

Good question: I don't see a way to file a complaint with abp. However, if you really feel that your pediatrician has done something wrong, please start a conversation with him/her. Pediatricians are extremely interested in helping your child and can even suggest second opinions. The abp maintains specialty certification, the worst they could do was revoke certificaiton, but not a medical license to practice. ...Read more

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Can you recomend me a good book about nutrition, basic pediatrics or emotions?

Pedi educational mat: Your best information source is the american academy of pediatrics web site. ...Read more

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I'm 31 years old, where can I find a gait pllate? The only ones I can find are pediatric.

I'm 31 years old, where can I find a gait pllate? The only ones I can find are pediatric.

Podiatrist: See a podiatrist. They can have one made, but it would be unusual to need at age 31. ...Read more

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Why do pediatric tracheostomies need up-sizing? I know kids of very diff sizes with same trach size.

Why do pediatric tracheostomies need up-sizing? I know kids of very diff sizes with same trach size.

Different airways: Different airways can grow differently. Additionally, there may be other factors involved such as scarring, granulation tissue, granulomas, that need to be taken into account. Airway size does not always depend on age. ...Read more

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Why does the american academy of pediatrics say not to exceed a maximum of 32oz of formula in 24hrs?

Why does the american academy of pediatrics say not to exceed a maximum of 32oz of formula in 24hrs?

Obesity: Excessive formula delivers excessive calories thus leading to obesity. There are studies that show excessive weight in infancy can lead to obesity in childhood - which can lead to various other medical problems. Sometimes a baby cries - it is not always related to hunger. ...Read more

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Overheard resident say "flk" and attending say my child needs to see pediatric geneticist. What was that about?

Overheard resident say "flk" and attending say my child needs to see pediatric geneticist. What was that about?

Medical slang: Flk stands for “funny-looking kid, ” and was a general term for infants affected with various malformation syndromes, particularly those involving multiple facial abnormalities. Considered demeaning and insensitive, it is no longer in use. ...Read more

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What is a pediatric uveitis?

What is a pediatric uveitis?

Eye disorder: It is inflammation of the uvea, the middle layer of the eye. Uvea consists of the iris, choroid and ciliary body. The choroid is sandwiched between the retina and the white of the eye (sclera), and provides blood flow to the deep layers of the retina. The most common type of uveitis is an inflammation of the iris called iritis. Infections, injury and autoimmune disorders may be serious causes. ...Read more

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What sort of disorder is pediatric colic?

What sort of disorder is pediatric colic?

Pediatrci colic: Colic is a poorly understood disorder of the infants who cry incosolably usually in the evening hours and start aftrer a few weeks of birth. The baby seems to be crying from an abdominal pain as the abd. Muscles are tense. Pediatricians try anti gas meds, sometimes, gently rocking the baby works. Sometimes taking them for a ride in the car helps. ...Read more

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What is the field of pediatric neuropsychology?

What is the field of pediatric neuropsychology?

Kids Brain Health: Pediatric Neuropsychology is focused on the applied science of brain-behavior relationships in children and adolescents. This knowledge is used by pediatric neuropsychologists in the assessment, diagnosis, treatment, and/or rehabilitation of patients with neurological, medical, neurodevelopmental and psychological disorders, as well as other cognitive and learning disorders. ...Read more

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What are the pediatric symptoms of atelectasis?

What are the pediatric symptoms of atelectasis?

ATELECTASIS: When part of the lungs collapse, child will have shortness of breath, tachypnea, cyanosis and chest pain depending on the part of lungs involved. ...Read more