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Perspectives: Specialty Pediatrics

Inpatient Diabetes Programs Help Patients Control Their Pediatric Diabetes

Posted on Jan 22, 2015 by Matthew McDonald, MD, Section Chief for Inpatient and Special Needs Pediatrics

Many children struggle with type I diabetes, creating a great opportunity to note the benefits of inpatient diabetes programs for children living with this chronic illness. As you know, without appropriate and timely intervention, diabetes can become out of control and result in a myriad of health problems.

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Pediatric Physical Therapy Helps a Range of Patients Using Advanced Technologies

Posted on Jan 15, 2015 by Anne Marie Santos, P.T., M.S.P.T., P.C.S, Physical Therapy Supervisor of Inpatient

Your patient might be a child who has experienced an acute injury. Perhaps he or she is living with a chronic condition, or even facing a difficult recovery from surgery. For a wide range of patients in pediatrics, pediatric physical therapy plays a vital role in restoring their mobility and returning them to home and school.

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Pre- and Post-Surgical Patients Benefit from Pediatric Inpatient Rehabilitation

Posted on Jan 12, 2015 by Michele Fantasia, M.D, Physiatrist

Having surgery is difficult enough for an adult. For a child, it can be particularly tough. The emotional and physical tolls of surgery on a pediatric patient can be quite debilitating, leading to a less optimal medical condition before a procedure and a longer recovery period afterward.

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Coordinating Pediatrics Care for Special Needs Children

Posted on Dec 23, 2014 by Matthew McDonald, MD, Section Chief for Inpatient and Special Needs Pediatrics

Caring for Children with Special Healthcare Needs (CSHCN) is one of the most rewarding experiences for pediatricians, as well as one of the most challenging. It requires providing both family- and patient-centered pediatrics care in a highly coordinated way that current care models frequently do not bear in mind.

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Weaning Infants from Mechanical Ventilation: A Complex Process

Posted on Dec 17, 2014 by Sharon A. Burke, M.D., Clinical Director of the Infant Toddler Program

They are our littlest patients, but their medical needs can pose the biggest challenges. Infants who have been born extremely premature, or are starting their lives with severe cardiac illness, tracheomalacia, pulmonary hypertension, neuromuscular problems or other serious conditions, require comprehensive treatment plans that often employ ventilator assistance to help them progress and become healthy and strong.

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