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Link Newsletter - January 2023

Our January issue features the latest news and updates on pediatric care from Children's Mercy clinicians.

A Real Headache: Outbreaks, Alerts and Hot Topics

Intracranial infections are frequently difficult to recognize clinically, especially early in their progression. See trends related to these infections and find out how to diagnose them.

Antibiotic Options: What's the Diagnosis - January 2023

A 2-year-old boy is brought to the emergency department by his mother for six days of fever with a maximum temperature of 103 F. 

Select the best antibiotic option for the patient when amoxicillin suspension is unavailable.

Don’t Delay, Epi Right Away: Updates in Management of Anaphylaxis

Updated practice parameters for anaphylaxis indicate that intramuscular epinephrine is the best treatment for anaphylactic reactions in children.

Clubfoot Deformity in Children: Modern Treatment for the World

Learn about the latest in diagnosis and treatment of pediatric clubfoot from Dr. Richard Schwend, Interim Chair of the Department of Orthopedic Surgery at Children's Mercy.

Vaccine Update: Measles Outbreaks

In 2021, an estimated record high of 24.7 million children worldwide missed their first dose of measles-containing vaccine, with another 14.7 million missing their second. Officials are now calling measles an “imminent threat worldwide.”

Special Report - Updated CPG for Obesity

Updated clinical practice guidelines are available for treating obesity in children and adolescents. Find out how the guidelines might impact your interactions with patients and families.

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