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paediatrics

The specialty that deals with the medical care of infants, children and adolescents. Paediatrics in the UK differs from the US in that is a specialty rather than primary care medicine for children, as it is generally regarded in the US and countries which follow the American model of specialisation.

paediatrics

The medical speciality concerned with all aspects of childhood diseases and disorders and with the health and development of the child in the context of the family and the environment.

pe·di·at·rics

(pē'dē-at'riks)
Medical specialty concerned with treatment of children in health and disease through adolescence.
Synonym(s): paediatrics.
[G. pais (paid-), child, + iatreia, medical treatment]

Patient discussion about paediatrics

Q. How can I prevent baby caries? Hi, I’m pregnant on my 34 week and my older son had baby caries, I would like to prevent that this time.

A. You can buy or sometimes get from your dentist a special toothpaste for infants to rub on thier teeth and gums.

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While pediatricians answer serious inquiries about feeding from new parents, more than a quarter (26 percent) of pediatricians report being asked some outlandish questions on the topic.
Meanwhile, the 26 pediatric residents in the survey, compared to the 22 staff pediatricians, reported higher levels of emotional exhaustion, depersonalization, and depression at work, probably because of their long hours, low pay, and high patient volumes.
Some 83-86% of pediatricians always discussed reproductive health and sexual activity with teenage patients, and 54-62% routinely covered abstinence, contraception, condoms and STDs; however, just 18% asked about sexual orientation or identity at each visit.
These are maternity hospitals where new-born children are abandoned; child-health centers where district pediatricians identify the children whose parents do not take due care of them and where being in a certain family is a danger for health and life of a child.
We're grateful to the ADA Foundation for recognizing the importance of the role pediatricians can play in maintaining the oral health of young children," said Renee Jenkins, MD, FAAP, president of the American Academy of Pediatrics.
She found that both pediatricians and internists reported reasonable access to general resources such as physical and occupational therapy, as well as disease-specific resources such as hematology, pulmonology, and cystic fibrosis or sickle cell disease centers.
The report explains how pediatricians should prepare for situations, such as a release of toxic gas or a dirty bomb, detailing how to integrate terrorism and disaster preparedness in medical practices and hospitals.
Unlike in the past, women pediatricians increasingly are likely to enter subspecialties, researchers discovered, saying that the news is reassuring.
Pediatricians and nurses, trained in the developmental strategies of early literacy, supply books to children aged six months to five years.
Attending Pediatrician, The Hospital for Sick Children, Washington, D.
Helen Binns, a pediatrician at Children's Memorial Hospital, who specializes in treating children with lead, did a study a couple of years ago on how well the assessment questionnaire in Illinois worked.
I think there is still a large proportion of pediatricians and family practitioners who are not routinely measuring blood pressure," said Ronald Portman, M.