Archive 2006-2010

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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2010 – Volume 16
1 Drugs in Pregnancy and Lactation: Literature and Resource Update
2 New Drug Approvals and Safety Warnings Affecting Children
3 Promethazine: Recommendations for Safe Use in Children
4 Erythromycin as a Gastrointestinal Prokinetic Agent in Infants
5 Clopidogrel for Platelet Inhibition in Pediatric Patients
6 Cetirizine and Levocetirizine Use in Children
7 A Review of Medications for Pediatric Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation
8 Oral Propranolol for Hemangiomas of Infancy
9 Adverse Drug Events in Children: Recent Cases from the Medical Literature
10 Artemether-Lumefantrine for the Treatment of Malaria in Infants and Children
11 Drug-induced Thrombocytopenia: Pediatric Cases from the Medical Literature
12 Glycopyrrolate Use in Children
2009 – Volume 15
1 Fourteen-Year Cumulative Index
2 Use of Ursodiol in Infants and Children
3 Advances in Pediatric Pharmacokinetics
4 Rufinamide: Use in Patients with Refractory Epilepsy or Lennox Gastaut Syndrome
5 Prevention and Management of Vitamin D Deficiency in Children: Part I: Requirements
6 Prevention and Management of Vitamin D Deficiency in Children: Part II: Supplementation
7 Saccharomyces boulardii as a Probiotic for Children
8 Furosemide: A Review of Its Use in Infants and Children
9 Escitalopram for the Treatment of Depression in Adolescents
10 Ganciclovir and Valganciclovir Use in Children
11 Use of Serotonin Receptor Agonists in Adolescents with Migraines: Focus on Almotriptan
12 Vigabatrin: A New Option for Selected Patients with Infantile Spasms or Refractory Complex Partial Seizures
2008 – Volume 14
1 Use of Risperidone in Children with Autism, Bipolar Disease, or Schizophrenia
2 Use of Clindamycin in Pediatric Infections
3 New Treatment Options for Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD): Part I. Transdermal Methylphenidate and Lisdexamfetamine
4 New Treatment Options for Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD): Part II. Guanfacine
5 Self-Injectable Epinephrine for Initial Management of Anaphylaxis in Children
6 Caffeine Citrate for the Treatment of Apnea of Prematurity
7 Use of Hydromorphone in Children and Adolescents
8 Adenosine for the Management of Neonatal and Pediatric Supraventricular Tachycardia
9 Use of Etomidate for Pediatric Procedural Sedation
10 Levothyroxine Use in Infants and Children with Congenital or Acquired Hypothyroidism
11 Improving Pediatric Medication Safety Part I: Research on Medication Errors and Recommendations from the Joint Commission
12 Improving Pediatric Medication Safety Part II: Evaluating Strategies to Prevent Medication Errors
2007 – Volume 13
1 Twelve-Year Cumulative Index
2 Use of Aspirin in Children with Cardiac Disease
3 Food and Drug Administration Update: Pediatric Highlights
4 Hydrocortisone for Refractory Hypotension in Neonates
5 Self-Medication by Adolescents
6 Omalizumab for the Management of Refractory Allergic Asthma in Children
7 Intravenous Dihydroergotamine (DHE) for the Treatment of Refractory Migraines
8 Tumor Necrosis Factor Alfa (TNFα) Antagonists for Pediatric Immune-Mediated Diseases
9 Retapamulin: A New Option for Impetigo
10 Drug Metabolism via Cytochrome P450 2D6: Ontogeny and Variation in Children
11-12 Pediatric Pharmacology Update
2006 – Volume 12
1 Dexmedetomidine for Sedation in the Pediatric Intensive Care Setting
2 Immunosuppression with Sirolimus after Solid Organ Transplantation in Children
3 Serotonin Syndrome: Pediatric and Neonatal Considerations
4 Routine Hepatitis A Vaccination in the United States
5 Food and Drug Administration Update for Pediatric Health Care Professionals
6 Ertapenem for Prophylaxis and Treatment of Infections in Children
7 Use of Oral Terbinafine in Children
8 Nesiritide for Infants and Children with Heart Failure
9 Human-Bovine Reassortant Rotavirus Vaccine
10 Use of Aminocaproic Acid in Children Undergoing Cardiac Surgery or ECMO
11 Quadrivalent Human Papillomavirus (HPV) Recombinant Vaccine
12 Intraosseous Administration of Drugs in Infants and Children