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Better Lives for Babies With Anorectal Malformations: The Value of Early Identification
Parents of newborns with anorectal defects don’t always know there’s a problem, but timely diagnosis and treatment can bring lifetime benefits.
How to Handle Hernias: A Pediatric Expert’s Guide to Emergencies Versus Wait-and-See’s
Here’s help with distinguishing hernias from hydroceles and knowing when delaying the repair is wise. Pediatric surgeon Aaron R. Jensen, MD, FACS, FAAP, offers a straightforward diagnostic method, surprising tips on imaging, and the evidence ...
A Critical Plan: Ensure Your Facility Is Prepared for Pediatric Mass Casualties
Mass casualty incidents (MCI’s) happen everywhere and challenge resources, whether in established trauma centers or remote general medicine facilities.
Tummy Ache or Appendicitis? – Troubleshooting Common Pediatric Abdominal Conditions
Pediatric surgeon Willieford Moses, MD, offers help with identifying frequently seen conditions – from hernias to bowel obstructions to ovarian cysts – by their typical presentation in babies and children, along with guidance on which ...
Gone for Good: Proven Approaches to Pilonidal Disease
Cysts in the gluteal cleft cause pain and embarrassment – and often recur. Here’s the evidence on which treatments and techniques have the best outcomes for kids with this common condition.
Understanding Chest Wall Conditions in Children: Types and Treatments
UCSF pediatric surgeon Sunghoon Kim, MD, presents an overview of pectus malformations, including images that illuminate how to distinguish types, ways to assess severity, and guidance on surgical and nonsurgical treatment options. Bonus: ...
Skip Surgery for Appendicitis? When and Why It Can Work
While 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 ...
Quarantine Pediatrics: Practice Challenges and COVID-Specific Care
After a snapshot of pandemic-related challenges in health care delivery, this hourlong update features UCSF pediatric infectious disease specialist Ann Petru, MD, who presents guidelines on managing COVID cases and households
Part of our rich history of groundbreaking patient care and research, UCSF developed many of the pediatric surgery methods that are now standard, including certain minimally invasive techniques for newborns and most fetal surgical procedures. We continue to conduct innovative studies to improve the understanding and treatment of many conditions, and our patients are among the first to benefit from new findings.
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