A new practice parameter
offers the first published, evidence-based guidelines on when and how to perform brain imaging on neonates.
: Steroids, acyclovir, and surgery for Bell's palsy (an evidence-based review): report of the Quality Standards Subcommittee of the American Academy of Neurology.
The new practice parameter
, which will be released soon by the American Academy of Neurology and the Child Neurology Society, supports the trend in recent years away from routine treatment in these cases, Dr.
-- A task force of the American Academy of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology; the American College of Allergy, Asthma, and Immunology; and the Joint Council of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology is developing a practice parameter
to guide, standardize, and optimize immunotherapy.
Physicians looking for guidance in evaluating the child who presents with a first nonfebrile seizure won't find many definitive answers in a practice parameter
released by the American Academy of Neurology.
TABLE Stimulants used to treat ADHD in adults Drug Starting dose Maximum daily dose Methylphenidate Ritalin, Methylin 5 mg twice daily 65 mg * Ritalin-SR, Methylin ER, 20 mg every morning 65 mg * Metadate ER, Metadate CR Concerta 18 mg every morning 54 mg Dextroamphetamine sulfate Dexedrine 2.5 mg twice daily 45 mg * Dexedrine spansules 5 mg every morning 45 mg * Mixed amphetamine salts Adderall 5 mg 40 mg Adderall XR 10 mg every morning 30 mg * American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry Practice Parameter
What are Clinical Inquiries?
The American Academy of Pediatrics' 1999 practice parameter
for long-term prophylaxis of febrile seizures states that neither continuous nor intermittent therapy is recommended for children with one or more simple febrile seizures, she said.
(2.) Practice parameter
: management of hyperbilirubinemia in the healthy term newborn.
Sublingual immunotherapy: a focused allergen immunotherapy practice parameter
: Evidence-based guidelines for migraine headache (an evidence-based review).
for cultural competence in child and adolescent psychiatric practice.