Pediatrics (also spelled paediatrics or pædiatrics) is the branch of medicine that involves the medical care of infants, children, and adolescents. The American Academy of Pediatrics recommends people be under pediatric care through the age of 21. In the United Kingdom, paediatrics covers patients until age 18.Worldwide age limits of pediatrics have been trending up year over year. A medical doctor who specializes in this area is known as a pediatrician, or paediatrician.
Pedodontist or Pediatric dentist is a dentist qualified to handle kids. Pediatric dental specialist is trained to examine the oral health of children and treat all the anomalies pertaining to teeth from infancy up to adolescence. Pediatric dentist undergoes extensive training in postgraduate program of 3 years. Pedodontists have the qualification and experience to handle child’s gums, teeth and mouth throughout the various stages of childhood.
Pediatric Transplantation is a monthly peer-reviewed medical journal covering pediatric transplantation. It is the official journal of the International Pediatric Transplant Association. According to the Journal Citation Reports, the journal has a 2012 impact factor of 1.500.
Pediatric blood cancer is typically leukemia or lymphoma. Leukemia is the most common childhood cancer. At UT Southwestern and Children’s Health, we treat every type of leukemia in children and adolescents, from the most frequently occurring forms of the disease to the most rare.
If a child or adult stores too much fat they can be classified as overweight or obese. A sign of childhood obesity is a weight well above the average for a child's height and age. A child or youth is classified as either being overweight or obese based on their Body Mass Index (BMI).
Pediatric hematologists/oncologists diagnose, treat, and manage children and teens with the following: Cancers including leukemias, lymphomas, brain tumors, bone tumors, and solid tumors. Diseases of blood cells including disorders of white cells, red cells, and platelets.
Respiratory disorders, or lung diseases, are disorders such as asthma, cystic fibrosis, emphysema, lung cancer, mesothelioma, pulmonary hypertension, and tuberculosis. If left untreated, lung disease can produce health complications, problematic symptoms, and life-threatening conditions.
Pediatric dermatologists are experts in the correct diagnosis and management of childhood skin diseases, including proper pediatric medication management. If your pediatrician suggests that your child see a pediatric dermatologist, you can be assured that your child will receive the best possible medical care
Nutrition means using food intelligently for growth, nourishment, sustenance and repair of the body. It determines a child's body size, performance, and wellbeing and helps them achieve long disease free life.
Preterm birth complications and outcomes. GDB is a registry of very low birth weight infants born alive in NRN centers. Centers collect data on mothers and their infants, the therapies they received, and the infants' outcomes at discharge.
Pediatric psychology is a multidisciplinary field of both scientific research and clinical practice which attempts to address the psychological aspects of illness, injury, and the promotion of health behaviors in children, adolescents, and families in a pediatric health setting.
A pediatric radiologist is an expert in the diagnosis of illnesses, injuries, and diseases of infants, children, and adolescents, using imaging techniques and equipment.
Translational medicine involves multidisciplinary collaboration to bridge basic sciences and clinical practice, with the aim of enhancing patient care and preventive measures.
A child neurologist, or pediatric neurologist, is a doctor who treats children who have problems with their nervous system. Problems in the nervous system can start in the brain, spine, nerves, or muscles. These can lead to problems such as seizures, headaches, or developmental delays.
Pediatric cardiologists specialize in diagnosing and treating heart problems in children. In those children who might need heart surgery, pediatric cardiologists work closely with pediatric heart surgeons to determine the best treatments and interventions.
Adolescent medicine also known as adolescent and young adult medicine is a medical subspecialty that focuses on care of patients who are in the adolescent period of development. This period begins at puberty and lasts until growth has stopped, at which time adulthood begins.
Pediatric nursing is a specialization of the nursing profession that focuses on pediatrics and the medical care of children, from infancy to the teenage years. This is an important field because the health of children is distinct from that of adults due to the growth and development that occurs throughout childhood.
If your child has problems with growth, puberty, diabetes, or other disorders related to the hormones and the glands that produce them, a pediatric endocrinologist may treat your child. Hormones are chemicals that affect how other parts of the body work.
Obesity in children and adolescents was defined as a BMI of greater than or equal to the age- and sex-specific 95th percentile and overweight with a BMI between the 85th and 95th percentiles of the 2000 Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) growth charts.
Pediatric urologists are surgeons who can diagnose, treat, and manage children's urinary and genital problems. If your child has an illness or disease of the genitals or urinary tract (kidneys, ureters, bladder), a pediatric urologist has the experience and qualifications to treat your child.
Pediatric orthopaedic surgeons are specialists who treat musculoskeletal (bone, joint, back, or muscle) problems in children. Their specialty training is particularly valuable when treating bones that are still growing.
A pediatric nephrologist is a specialist that has skills and experience to treat a child who has kidney or urinary tract diseases, kridney stones, or high blood pressure. Pediatric nephrologists treat children from infant to late adolescence and in cases even up to young adulthood
They provide specialist knowledge and expertise in the prevention, assessment, management and medical supervision of children or adolescents with a disability. Paediatric rehabilitation physicians evaluate medical, social, emotional/behavioural, educational and recreational aspects of function.
Pediatric geneticists diagnose, counsel, and treat families with many different kinds of problems including the following: Birth defects (physical differences present at birth causing a health problem) Conditions with one or more birth defects (Down syndrome, Williams syndrome, or achondroplasia)
What does a pediatric gastroenterologist do? Pediatric gastroenterologists evaluate and offer treatment plans for any kind of chronic stomach issues including abdominal pain, vomiting, diarrhea, failure to gain weight, feeding problems, constipation or dietary issues.
Neonatal disorders mean disturbance of normal state of body, organs and abnormal function of a newborn.
Neonatal disorders mean disturbance of normal state of body, organs and abnormal function of a newborn. Obstetricians play a major role to minimise the number of neonatal disorders.
What Is the NICU? When babies are born early, have health problems, or a difficult birth they go to the hospital's NICU. NICU stands for "neonatal intensive care unit." There, babies get around-the-clock care from a team of experts. Most of these babies go to the NICU (NIK-yoo) within 24 hours of birth.
Infectious disease, Pediatrics. Neonatal infections are infections of the neonate (newborn) acquired during prenatal development or in the first four weeks of life (neonatal period). Neonatal infections may be contracted by mother to child transmission, in the birth canal during childbirth, or contracted after birth.
Neonatal-perinatal medicine is a subspecialty of pediatrics concerned with the care of critically ill newborn and premature infants.
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