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Placenta Accreta Spectrum Disorder: Proven Strategies from a Multidisciplinary TeamPlacenta accreta spectrum disorder is a varied and increasingly common complication of pregnancy, so ob/gyns need a firm grasp of risk factors and ultrasound signs
“My Chest Hurts”: How to Assess a Worrisome Symptom in KidsWhile most chest pain in children isn’t caused by heart trouble, pediatricians keep patients safe when they ask the right questions and include certain steps in the physical exam.
Common Spinal Deformities in KidsThis presentation from pediatric orthopedic surgeon Ishaan Swarup, MD, shines a light on the developing spine. Focusing on scoliosis and kyphosis, he offers definitions, classifications, physical exam and testing pointers, treatment options and associated outcomes, and tips on when to refer.
Eating Disorders in Adolescents: Know the Signs and How to ProceedAssessing the eating habits of young patients is tricky, but this presentation from UCSF eating disorder specialists offers an update on diagnostic criteria, tools for detecting a problem, techniques for talking to patients and families, and guidance on referrals.
Support for Gender Exploration: Understanding the Pediatrician’s RolePrimary care doctors play a valuable role for young gender-expansive children by providing a safe environment, facilitating discussions and understanding current medical options. Our pediatric endocrinologists provide guidelines and answer common questions on gender care.
Troublesome Autism Behaviors: Management Techniques to Help the Whole FamilyAcknowledging the challenges of diagnosing autism, pediatric neurologist Jennifer Martelle Tu, MD, PhD, provides clarity on the criteria, then discusses common issues – including digestive, sleep and aggression problems – and which treatments help. Plus: new information on ADHD symptoms in kids with autism.
Getting to the Heart of Pediatric COVID: Risks and Signs of Cardiac IssuesUCSF pediatric cardiologist Kishor Avasarala, MD, discusses how pediatricians can ensure appropriate cardiac care for children infected with COVID-19.
Skip Surgery for Appendicitis? When and Why It Can WorkWhile surgery cures an inflamed appendix, some children do well on medical management. This case-based presentation by pediatric surgeon Aaron R. Jensen, MD, MEd, MS, clarifies which patients are candidates for nonoperative plans, factors in the decision-making process, and the pluses and minuses of delaying surgery – or not doing it at all.
Tippi, Elliott and Elianna’s Story: Little Girl Thrives After Fetal Stem Cell Transplant: Part 2Working with a team of more than 100 UCSF specialists, Tippi MacKenzie, MD, and Elliott Vichinsky, MD, are leading work to bring cutting edge therapies to patients with genetic blood disorders.
Tippi and Elianna’s Story: Stopping a Fatal Blood Disease Before Birth: Part 1Tippi MacKenzie, MD, is stopping disease before it starts in the womb. In 2017, she launched the world's first clinical trial of an in-utero stem cell transplant therapy. Her first patient, baby Elianna, was born just four months later.
Congenital Diaphragmatic Hernia: A Little Hole With Big ConsequencesSpecialists with the UCSF Fetal Treatment Center share the latest on prenatal techniques for detecting, evaluating and treating diaphragmatic hernias to optimize lung development and prevent deadly pulmonary hypertension. They also present intensive care strategies for newborns and long-term developmental care plans for kids.
From Ear to Ear: The Right Plan for Otitis Media Depends on the ChildCommon and often painful, otitis media can lead to hearing loss, with consequences for development and learning.