Archive 2001-2005

A Monthly Review for Health Care Professionals

Pediatric Pharmacotherapy is a monthly newsletter providing a brief, referenced, peer-reviewed source of continuing medication information specifically related to children. The major focus is the initiation and monitoring of medications in the primary care setting.

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2005 – Volume 11
1 Ten-Year Cumulative Index
2 Use of Carvedilol in Children with Cardiac Failure
3 Recent Actions by the Food and Drug Administration
4 Pediatric Therapy Update: Azithromycin
5 Meningococcal Conjugate Vaccine
6 Phenytoin for Seizure Prophylaxis after Traumatic Brain Injury in Children
7 Tetanus, Diphtheria, Acellular Pertussis Booster Vaccination for Adolescents
8 Caspofungin for Refractory Fungal Infections in Infants and Children
9 The Use of Chloral Hydrate in Infants and Children
10 Drug-induced QT Prolongation:Examples from the Pediatric Literature
11 Zonisamide Use in Pediatrics
12 Combination Measles, Mumps, Rubella, and Varicella Vaccine
2004 – Volume 10
1 Aldosterone Inhibitors in Infants and Children
2 Sildenafil for the Treatment of Pulmonary Hypertension in Children
3 Recent Revisions in Drug Labeling for Children
4 Therapeutic Uses of Codeine in Pediatric Patients
5 Assessing Information from the Vaccine Adverse Event Reporting System (VAERS)
6 Global Poliovirus Eradication and the Inactivated Poliovirus Vaccine
7 Use of Metformin in Pediatric Patients
8 Current Recommendations for Influenza Vaccination in Children
9 Update on Palivizumab
10 Octreotide for the Management of Chylothorax in Infants and Children
11 Use of Rifampin in Pediatric Infections
12 Aripiprazole Use in Children and Adolescents
2003 – Volume 9
1 Eight-Year Cumulative Index
2 The Use of Milrinone in Infants and Children
3 Clinical Applications for Botulinum Toxin Type A in Pediatric Patients
4 A New Alternative for the Treatment of Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder
5 Immunosuppression with Tacrolimus after Solid Organ Transplantation in Children
6 Linezolid Use for Resistant Gram-positive Infections in Children
7 Amlodipine Use in Pediatric Hypertension
8 Immunizations for Adolescents
9 Low-dose Vasopressin Infusions for Vasodilatory Shock
10 Doxycycline for Pediatric Infections
11 The Use of Melatonin in Children with Sleep Disturbances
12 Recent Advances in Pediatric Pharmacokinetics
2002 – Volume 8
1 Food and Drug Administration Update for Pediatric Practitioners
2 Methylphenidate: New Information and New Options
3 Amphetamines in the Treatment of Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder
4 New Agents and Second-line Therapies for Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder
5 Topical Macrolactam Immunomodulators for Atopic Dermatitis
6 Acyclovir for Neonatal and Pediatric Viral Infections
7 Levetiracetam for the Treatment of Partial Seizures
8 Naloxone for the Reversal of Opioid Adverse Effects
9 HMG-CoA Reductase Inhibitors forTreatment of Hypercholesterolemia in Children andAdolescents
10 Pediatric Use of Gabapentin
11 Pediatrics Use of Recombinant Human Erythropoietin
12 Black Box Warnings: Implications for Pediatric Health Care Providers
2001 – Volume 7
1 Six-Year Cumulative Index
2 Oseltamivir: A New Option for the Management Influenza in Children
3 2001 Pediatric Vaccine Update
4 The Second-Generation (Peripherally-Selective) Antihistamines in Children
5 Intranasal Steroids for Children with Allergic Rhinitis
6 Topiramate for the Management of Seizures in Children
7 Isotretinoin: Improving Patient Education and Reducing Risk
8 Using the Atypical Antipsychotic Agents in Children and Adolescents
9 Perioperative Use of High-Dose Rectal Acetaminophen
10 Vitamin K for the Prevention of Bleeding in Newborns
11 Oxcarbazepine Use in Children and Adolescents
12 Amiodarone Use in Children