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Case of the Month: Pediatric ESAP

pediatric esap This issue highlights Pediatric Endocrine Self Assessment Program. Test your clinical knowledge and prepare for your exam. Available on the online store.   Clinical Vignette In clinic you are seeing a 14-year-old African American boy who is obese (BMI = 31 kg/m2). He has a family history of type 2 diabetes mellitus in his father...
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Q&A: Dennis M. Styne, MD

Dennis Styne Endocrine News talks with Dennis M. Styne, MD, chair of the task force that created the latest Clinical Practice Guideline on pediatric obesity. He tells us about the latest recommendations in treating these patients and how not all treatments are dependent on the physician.   The Endocrine Society Clinical Practice Guideline, “Pediatric Obesity — Assessment,...
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Easing the Burden of Childhood Obesity

EN0317_kids (1) With annual healthcare costs into the billions of dollars each year, childhood obesity has literally reached critical mass. Fortunately, new studies reveal underlying causes and contributors to this burgeoning epidemic as well as possible options to reversing this frightening trend.  According to the Endocrine Society’s Facts and Figures report on Obesity, 16.9% of U.S. children...
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Case of the Month: Pediatric ESAP

pediatric esap This issue highlights Pediatric Endocrine Self Assessment Program. Test your clinical knowledge and prepare for your exam. Available on the online store.   Clinical Vignette You are seeing a 16-year-old girl who just learned that she is pregnant. She is upset because she recently had an allergic skin reaction for which she was given prescription-strength...
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Tri-Point: The Genetics and Epigenetics of Puberty

tripoint-kids A wide-ranging look at puberty and the many mysteries that surround it as well as the clinical management, new genetic tools, and how a variety of factors could influence the timing of this transition into adulthood. In 2005, the editors of Science, celebrating the journal’s 125th anniversary, posed 125 unanswered questions that it predicted would...
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Clinical Essentials Case of the Month: A Pediatric Puzzle

PediatricESAP20152016 Test your clinical knowledge with the FREE Case of the Month! This month highlights Pediatric ESAP 2015/16, available on the Endocrine Society’s Center for Learning. A 5-year-old boy presents for the evaluation of precocious puberty. Medical history is notable for severe, chronic eczema requiring topical corticosteroid treatment. Review of growth records shows that growth velocity...
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Ask the Experts: Pediatric Endocrinology Edition

As the “Year of Endocrinology” continues, part of the celebration involves reaching out to experts and getting their thoughts about the most significant developments in their respective fields. To commemorate July as “Pediatric Endocrinology Month,” we asked your colleagues what they thought were the most important developments in pediatric endocrinology research or clinical care. We...