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Giltuss Pediatric Medication
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
When administrating medication through an ng tube or gastrostomy tube, how many mls of saline is used to flush for pediatric 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
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
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
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
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
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
Peds or FP: Either a pediatrician or a family practitioner would be good choices. ...Read more
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
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
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
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
Podiatrist: See a podiatrist. They can have one made, but it would be unusual to need at age 31. ...Read more