Navigation Links
Pediatricians tackle controversial issues in new point-counterpoint sessions at AAP conference
Date:10/26/2013

ORLANDO, Fla. -- Pediatric experts will debate the pros and cons of the most contentious issues pediatricians face in their daily practice during the new point-counterpoint sessions at the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) National Conference & Exhibition in Orlando Oct. 26-29.

For the "Controversies in Pediatrics" series, a new topic will be debated each day by some of the most influential pediatricians in the fields of sports medicine, infectious disease, children with disabilities, and breastfeeding. Reporters interested in covering any of these sessions should check in at the press room, W203B.

The schedule includes:

ECG Screening Prior to Competitive Sports: Should it be Mandatory in the US?
4-5 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 26
Pro: Victoria Vetter, MD
Con: Reginald Washington, MD, FAAP

When a seemingly young, healthy athlete dies suddenly while competing in a sporting event, people want to know how, why, and more importantly, what could have be done to prevent it?

Research has found that mandatory electrocardiograms (ECGs) for student athletes can save more lives, but nationally, it would cost more than $2 billion a year to cover everyone. Estimates from the American Heart Association have shown that the false-positive rate can range from 10 percent to 40 percent because athletes can undergo changes while training that can alter test results. In Italy, all student athletes are required to have a physical exam and ECG, at no cost to the child or parent. In the U.S., not everyone can afford the test, and it is not always covered by insurance. The controversy remains: if even one life can be saved, should cost be an issue?

Kung Fu PANDAS: Stealth Attacks of Streptococci?
4-5 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 27
Pro: Susan Swedo, MD, FAAP
Con: Donald Gilbert, MD, FAAP

For the past 15 years, there has been conflicting research results regarding PANDAS (Pediatric Autoim
'/>"/>

Contact: Debbie Jacobson
djacobson@aap.org
847-434-7084
American Academy of Pediatrics
Source:Eurekalert

Page: 1 2 3

Related medicine news :

1. What the Affordable Care Act means for children and pediatricians
2. RxNT and FLAVORx Partner to Help Pediatricians, Nurse Practitioners, and Physician’s Assistants Improve Medication Adherence for Patients
3. Pediatricians Endorse New Acne Treatment Guidelines
4. Pediatricians Say No to Expulsions, Suspensions at Schools
5. Dont Cut School Recess, Pediatricians Say
6. Give Teens Access to Emergency Contraception, Pediatricians Say
7. Survey of ER docs and pediatricians highlights need for training, tools to manage kids concussions
8. Pediatricians Group Urges Flu Shot for Kids Aged 6 Months and Up
9. Circumcision Benefits Are Significant, Pediatricians Say
10. Many Parents of Kids With Autism Dont Put Faith in Pediatricians
11. New Book Tackles HIV/AIDS Risks of Migrant Zimbabwean Youth
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:12/22/2014)... (PRWEB) December 22, 2014 Christmas is days ... has a fast and easy solution that will please: the ... can be purchased from from $25 up to $350," says ... 100% customer satisfaction and a wide array of skin care ... fees and no expiration dates. , Gift delivery past ...
(Date:12/22/2014)... OAK BROOK, Ill. (PRWEB) December 21, 2014 ... receive radiologist recommendations for chest computed tomography (CT) ... have clinically relevant findings, including cancer, according to ... Radiology. , Researchers said the findings show ... chest X-rays represent valuable contributions to patient care. ...
(Date:12/22/2014)... Phoenix, AZ (PRWEB) December 22, 2014 ... for the absolute best in Arizona home contracting services ... with regard to its quality services in 2014. As ... area since the early 1970s, Parker and Sons is ... ongoing reliability. The company works side-by-side with other top ...
(Date:12/21/2014)... 2014 Weddingshe.com, an outstanding online supplier ... recently released its new selection of Cocktail Dresses for ... according to the newest fashion trends. , ... for cocktail parties . All of them are offered ... We are making every effort to offer a nice ...
(Date:12/21/2014)... Coral Gables, FL (PRWEB) December 21, 2014 ... of head lice, who do they call? The new answer ... Leon Blvd, Coral Gables FL 33134, their newest treatment center ... eradicate this pest quickly, conveniently and without the use of ... Grand Opening is scheduled for January 1, 2015. Like the ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):Health News:RSNA: Radiologist Recommendations for Chest CT Have High Clinical Yield 2Health News:RSNA: Radiologist Recommendations for Chest CT Have High Clinical Yield 3Health News:Parker & Sons Reports A Record Number Of Favorable References With Regard To Its Quality Services In 2014 2Health News:Parker & Sons Reports A Record Number Of Favorable References With Regard To Its Quality Services In 2014 3Health News:Stunning Cocktail Party Dresses from Weddingshe.com 2Health News:All-Natural Florida Lice Removal Company Opens New Lice Treatment Salon In South Florida 2
... researcher has discovered an association between foie gras prepared ... amyloid found in rheumatoid arthritis or tuberculosis. ,Dr. ... Tennessee Graduate School of Medicine in Knoxville, says that ... first evidence that a food product can hasten amyloid ...
... PLoS Medicine shows that men can help avoid fractures ... fractures are common among older people and can have devastating ... recommended that women should take exercise to reduce the ... with age is known as osteoporosis. Women are at particular ...
... antigen (PSA) testing continues to be problematic. Even though ... reduce death, illness or disability from prostate cancer, testing ... ,A recent nation-wide survey indicates almost half of Canadian ... lifetime. In this review, Drs. Ian Thompson and Donna ...
... government Tuesday enforced a ban on the use of plastic ... heavy rains the day before flooded Guwahati, throwing the ... ,"The decision to ban the use of plastic and polythene ... logging. The ban would be enforced very strictly and there ...
... medication administered to heart attack or stroke victims to ... reduce the risk of amputation, according to a study ... of critical care has grown significantly in the ... for combating frostbite, say the authors of the article ...
... support film/television actress Fran Drescher's cancer organisation . The ... her Cancer Schmancer organisation. ,'Angelina is supporting ... Jolie's mum actress Marcheline Bertrand fought a cancer battle ... ,Drescher, a cancer survivor, whose disease was diagnosed at ...
Cached Medicine News:Health News:Scientists Establish Link Between Foie Gras and Disease 2Health News:Exercise Reduces Fracture in Men 2Health News:Frostbite can Be Treated by Bloodclot Drug 2
(Date:12/22/2014)... 2014  Relmada Therapeutics, Inc. (OTCQB: RLMD), a ... of chronic pain, announced today that the first ... pharmacokinetic and pharmacodynamic study with d-Methadone, the company,s ... Racemic methadone is a long-acting opioid used ... substitution therapy in opioid addiction.  It is constituted ...
(Date:12/19/2014)... IRVINE, Calif. , Dec. 19, 2014 /PRNewswire/ ... today that Siddhartha Kadia, Ph.D. has joined the ... and Chief Executive Officer and a director of ... high-precision laboratory testing, evaluation and analytical services to ... Prior to joining Evans Analytical Group, ...
(Date:12/19/2014)... Dec. 19, 2014   Hospira, Inc. (NYSE: ... injectable drugs and infusion technologies, today announced that the ... Healthcare Conference on Wednesday, Jan. 14, 2015, in ... to begin at 10:30 a.m. Pacific time on Wednesday, ... interested parties through a live audiocast accessible via the ...
Breaking Medicine Technology:Relmada Therapeutics Doses First Cohort of Subjects in Human Clinical Trial of d-Methadone 2Relmada Therapeutics Doses First Cohort of Subjects in Human Clinical Trial of d-Methadone 3Siddhartha Kadia, Ph.D. Joins Board of Directors of Newport Corporation 2
... ... December 2 DermaGen AB - part of the,Karolinska Development ... AB has received promising results from a,clinical Phase I/IIa study. ... atopic dermatitis. Atopic dermatitis is a chronic,inflammatory skin disease where ...
... , ROCKVILLE, Md., Dec. 2 Novavax, Inc. (Nasdaq: ... first stage of a two-stage pivotal Phase II study evaluating ... particle (VLP) pandemic influenza vaccine. Novavax is conducting this ... registration of the vaccine in Mexico and potentially other countries. ...
Cached Medicine Technology:Dermagen Reports Successful Phase I/IIa Clinical Trial for Atopic Dermatitis 2Dermagen Reports Successful Phase I/IIa Clinical Trial for Atopic Dermatitis 3Dermagen Reports Successful Phase I/IIa Clinical Trial for Atopic Dermatitis 4NOVAVAX Reports Positive Clinical Results from Pivotal Study of H1N1 Influenza Vaccine in Mexico 2NOVAVAX Reports Positive Clinical Results from Pivotal Study of H1N1 Influenza Vaccine in Mexico 3NOVAVAX Reports Positive Clinical Results from Pivotal Study of H1N1 Influenza Vaccine in Mexico 4
... (gadopentetate dimeglumine) injection was introduced in 1988, ... contrast-enhanced magnetic resonance imaging (MRI). It became ... in MRI. Today, the product is still ... head, neck and body. MAGNEVIST is used ...
... injection is a nonionic, iodinated, low-osmolar ... Introduced in the U.S. in 1995, ... Europe, ULTRAVIST today is used ... established a positive clinical experience in ...
The Pinn-ACL Guide can be used to create tibial tunnels of known lengths with a variable angle adjustment of 35 to 60 degrees with the use of a,graduated pin-sleeve....
Forceps with round handle, straight...
Medicine Products: