Pediatric Clinical Practice Guidelines & Policies by American Academy of Pediatrics

By American Academy of Pediatrics

The Pediatric scientific perform instructions & guidelines has greater than forty new or revised AAP coverage statements: All new AAP medical perform guidance and whole textual content of 2009 AAP coverage statements, greater than 30 medical perform guidance, and greater than 380 coverage statements, medical experiences, and technical reviews, 2010 Immunization time table, speedy reference instruments. Pediatric scientific perform directions contain: ADHD / Autism / Bronchiolitis / Cerebral palsy / Dysplasia of the hip / Febrile seizures / Gastroenteritis / team B streptococcal ailment / Head harm / Otitis media / Seizure / Sinusitis / Sleep apnea / activities drugs / Urinary tract an infection. entire scientific perform instructions, entire 2009 coverage statements, medical and technical studies, 5 part easy-to-use association. (Does now not contain CD-ROM).

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This guideline is based on an extensive review of the medical, psychological, and educational literature. The objectives of the literature review were to determine the long- and short-term effectiveness and PEDIATRICS Vol. 108 No. 4 October 2001 1033 24 SECTION 1/CLINICAL PRACTICE GUIDELINES safety of pharmacological and nonpharmacological interventions for ADHD in children from 6 to 12 years of age, and to compare single treatment methods (eg, medications alone) with combined management strategies.

Further research should clarify the developmental course of ADHD symptomatology. An additional difficulty for primary care is that existing evidence indicates that the behaviors used in making a DSM-IV diagnosis of ADHD fall on a spectrum. Currently, decisions about the inappropriateness of the behaviors in children depend on subjective judgments of observers/reporters. There are no data to offer precise estimates of when diagnostic behaviors become inappropriate. This is particularly problematic to primary care clinicians, who care for a number of patients who fit into borderline or gray areas.

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