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Legislative Update

Joe Simonetta Public Strategies Impact Tracie DeSarno Public Strategies Impact As we write this article, the Legislature is about to introduce a budget bill for FiscalYear 2022 which must be signed by Governor Murphy by July 1, 2021.We are hopeful that NJAAP’s top state budget priority, funding for the Pediatric Psychiatry Collaborative, will be funded ... Read More

Legislative Update2021-07-19T14:38:11-04:00

Legal Update: Spring Cleaning for Your Medical Practice

Guillermo J. Beades, Esq. Frier Levitt, Attorneys at Law When Spring comes around every year, with it comes a sense of rebirth as we see flowers bloom, trees growing leaves and birds singing. The warmer weather and longer days are much welcomed after a long dark winter. Many treat Spring as a time to do ... Read More

Legal Update: Spring Cleaning for Your Medical Practice2021-07-19T14:34:50-04:00

Brief: Management of a Surgically Complex Neonate in a New Jersey Hospital

Victoria H. Koa,b; Abigail Walshb, and Christopher A. Gitzelmannb aDepartment of General Surgery, Rutgers-New Jersey Medical School, 185 S. Orange Ave, Newark, NJ 07103, USA bDivision of Pediatric Surgery, Saint Barnabas Medical Center, 94 Old Short Hills Road, Livingston, NJ 07039, USA ABSTRACT Neonates with multiple, complex congenital lesions necessitating surgical intervention require medical and ... Read More

Brief: Management of a Surgically Complex Neonate in a New Jersey Hospital2021-07-19T14:30:54-04:00

Brief: Infections in Children with Juvenile-Onset Systematic Lupus Erythematosus

The following study was conducted in order to: (1) determine the number and type of infections over a 5-year period in a cohort of jSLE patients, and (2) determine the relationships between the number of infections and potential risk factors such as complement levels and disease activity.

Brief: Infections in Children with Juvenile-Onset Systematic Lupus Erythematosus2021-07-19T14:22:49-04:00

Case Study: Salmonella Gastroenteritis in a 4-Month Old Infant

Alec A. Rudentein, MS3 Rowan SOM; Raveena K. Midha, MS3 Rowan SOM; Puthenmadam Radhakrishnan MD, MPH, FAAP INTRODUCTION Salmonella gastroenteritis is an infection that can result in serious and life-threatening complications in the pediatric population. Infants below the age of 12 months are especially at an increased risk of morbidity and mortality. Our case is a 4-month-old ... Read More

Case Study: Salmonella Gastroenteritis in a 4-Month Old Infant2021-07-19T14:11:54-04:00

Case Study: Seeing Double: Juvenile Idiopathic Arthritis Uveitis, and Selective IGA Deficiency in Twins

Ellen Cahill, BA1; Sepideh Tara Rousta, MD2; Dalya Chefitz, MD3; Kristen J. Bryant, MSN, CPNP-AC4; Lakshmi Nandini Moorthy, MD, MPH5 1Rutgers Robert Wood Johnson Medical School, Piscataway, NJ 2Division of Pediatric Ophthalmology, Rutgers RobertWood Johnson Medical School, New Brunswick, NJ,Wills Eye Hospital, Philadelphia, PA 3Division of Hospital Medicine, Department of Pediatrics, Rutgers Robert Wood Johnson ... Read More

Case Study: Seeing Double: Juvenile Idiopathic Arthritis Uveitis, and Selective IGA Deficiency in Twins2021-07-19T14:05:43-04:00

Case Study: An 11-Year-Old With Fatigue, Thrombocytopenia and Leukopenia

Jaya Isaac, MD1; Susan Brooks, MD1; Dalya Chefitz, MD1, and Joann Carlson, MD1 1Department of Pediatrics, Rutgers Robert Wood Johnson Medical School An 11-year-old girl with a history of migraine headaches presented to our hematology clinic for evaluation of leukopenia and thrombocytopenia. The patient had been healthy until approximately six months prior to presentation, when ... Read More

Case Study: An 11-Year-Old With Fatigue, Thrombocytopenia and Leukopenia2021-07-19T13:59:41-04:00

Case Study: 10-Month-Old Female with Acute Onset of Altered Mental Status

Variability in presentation coupled with unassuming history can often lead to a missed diagnosis of accidental drug ingestion. Therefore, it should always be in our differentials even in the absence of any supportive history. Coupled with that, it also stresses on the importance of including AAP recommended medication safety and storage education in our routine anticipatory guidance to caregivers on patients’ well visits.

Case Study: 10-Month-Old Female with Acute Onset of Altered Mental Status2021-07-19T13:53:10-04:00

CME Activity: Addressing the Mental Health Challenges of the Impact of COVID-19 on Children and Families

The pandemic has heightened the awareness of both physical and mental/behavioral concerns in the children and adolescent populations in the state of New Jersey. It has been over a year since Coronavirus has created the challenges families face, including illness, loss of employment, financial problems, lack of food, closed schools and loss of life. It has all taken a tremendous toll on our youth from a social, emotional and academic perspective. Children coping with trauma, illness and disruption will need more than the vaccine to work through the repercussions of this ordeal.

CME Activity: Addressing the Mental Health Challenges of the Impact of COVID-19 on Children and Families2021-07-19T13:47:53-04:00

Medical Director’s Column: Trauma and the Role of the Pediatrician

New Jersey has seen ever increasing interest in Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs) and the important role that they play in the lives of children and parents.Three major NJ foundations,The Nicholson Foundation,The Burke Foundation, and Turrell Fund developed the NJ Funders ACEs Collaborative to systematically explore the opportunities to prevent, protect, and heal from the effects of ACEs ... Read More

Medical Director’s Column: Trauma and the Role of the Pediatrician2021-07-19T13:32:43-04:00
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