Pharmacotherapy Newsletter

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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2017 – Volume 23
1 Cumulative Index
2 Precision Medicine in Children | A Review of the Recent Literature
3 Sugammadex Use in Infants and Children
4 Crisaborole | a New Option for the Treatment of Atopic Dermatitis
5 Use of Ferric Carboxymaltose in the Treatment of Pediatric Iron Deficiency
6 Ceftaroline | An Alternative Broad Spectrum Antibiotic for Pediatric Infections
7 New Drug Approvals and New Pediatric Indications
8 Extended-Release Methylphenidate Orally Disintegrating Tablets
2016 – Volume 22
1 Use of Perampanel for Refractory Seizures in Pediatric Patients
2 Gabapentin Use in Postoperative and Neuropathic Pain in Children
3 Use of Intramuscular/Subcutaneous and Intranasal Naloxone Products for Pediatric Opioid Overdose
4 New Options for the Use of N-Acetylcysteine in Acetaminophen Overdose
5 Analgesics and Adjunctive Therapies in Pediatric Palliative Care | A Review of the Recent Literature
6 Ketamine Infusions for Pediatric Sedation and Analgesia
7 Medication Adherence in Children and Adolescents | A Review of the Recent Literature
8 Pediatric Postoperative Pain Management at Home Barriers in Assessment and Treatment
9 Prescription Opioid Misuse by Adolescents | Review of the Literature and Recommendations for Prevention
10 Amphetamine Orally Disintegrating Tablets | Another Option for the Treatment of Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder
11 Budesonide Use in Children and Adolescents with Crohn’s Disease
12 The Role of Hydrocortisone in the Management of Bronchopulmonary Dysplasia
2015 – Volume 21
1 Twenty-Year Cumulative Index
2 New Drugs for Children in the Food and Drug Administration Pipeline
3 9-Valent Human Papillomavirus Virus (HPV) Vaccine
4 Montelukast: A Review of Recent Studies in Pediatric Asthma and Allergic Rhinitis
5 Use of Aprepitant to Prevent Nausea and Vomiting in Children
6 Sumatriptan and Naproxen for Treatment of Migraine in Adolescents
7 Pediatric Vaccine Safety Monitoring
8 A New Once Daily Product for ADHD
9 Treatment Options for Head Lice in the Era of Increasing Pyrethroid Resistance
10 Tramadol: Weighing the Risks in Children
11 New Drug Approvals and Extended Indications for Infants, Children, and Adolescents
12 New Inhaled Formulations for the Treatment of Asthma in Children and Adolescents
2014 – Volume 20
1 Micafungin Use in the Treatment of Neonatal and Pediatric Fungal Infections
2 Everolimus Use in Children with Tuberous Sclerosis Complex
3 Use of Methylnaltrexone for Refractory Opioid-induced Constipation in Children
4 Treatment of Autonomic-Mediated Orthostatic Intolerance in Children and Adolescents
5 Use of Atropine in Infants and Children
6 New Drug and Drug Formulation Approvals for Children
7 Investigational Use of Meningococcal Serogroup B Vaccine
8 Treatment of Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder: New Agents and Assessment Tools
9 Cefdinir Use in Children
10 Vancomycin-Associated Nephrotoxicity and the Use of Higher Trough Concentrations in Infants and Children
11 Impact of Pediatric Labeling Changes on Cough and Cold Products
12 Anticoagulation with Bivalirudin in Infants and Children
2013 – Volume 19
1 Eighteen-Year Cumulative Index
2 Antithrombin Administration During Pediatric Extracorporeal Membrane Oxygenation
3 Alternative Forms of Oral Drug Delivery for Pediatric Patients
4 Daptomycin Use in Infants and Children with Gram-Positive Infections
5 Remifentanil Use in Infants and Children
6 Update on Therapies for Pulmonary Arterial Hypertension in Children
7 Use of Topiramate in Preventing Pediatric Migraine
8 Options for Intranasal Procedural Sedation and Analgesia in Children
9 Use of Cisatracurium in the Pediatric Intensive Care Unit
10 Intranasal Administration of Benzodiazepines for the Treatment of Acute Repetitive Seizures in Children
11 Recent Literature on the Use of Clonidine in Children and Adolescents
12 Use of Lidocaine for Analgesia in Children and Adolescents
2012 – Volume 18
1 Use of Raltegravir in Pediatric HIV-1 Infection
2 Treatment of Hemolytic Uremic Syndrome with Eculizumab
3 The Placebo Response in Pediatric Clinical Trials
4 Ivacaftor for the Treatment of Patients with Cystic Fibrosis and the G551D-CFTR Mutation
5 Intranasal Ciclesonide for Treatment of Allergic Rhinitis in Children and Adolescents
6 New Options for Eradicating Resistant Head Lice
7 Fosamprenavir in Infants and Children with HIV-1 Infection
8 Meningococcal Groups C and Y and Haemophilus b Conjugate Vaccine
9 An Update on Oseltamivir Use in Infants and Children
10 FDA Drug Safety Update: Implications for Pediatric Health Care Providers
11 DRESS Syndrome: Examples from the Pediatric Literature
12 Recent Literature on Pediatric Antiepileptic Drugs
2011 – Volume 17
1 Sixteen-Year Cumulative Index
2 Pediatric Medications and the Development of REMS
3 Options for the Management of Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity (ADHD)
4 Intravenous Acetaminophen Use in Infants and Children
5 Loratadine and Desloratadine Use in Children
6 Trihexyphenidyl for the Management of Dystonia in Children
7 Lacosamide for the Treatment of Seizures in Children
8 Use of Intravenous Ketorolac for Postoperative Analgesia in Infants
9 Heparin and Enoxaparin in Infants and Children: Literature Update
10 An Update on Quadrivalent Meningococcal Conjugate Vaccines
11 Use of Bosentan in Pediatric Pulmonary Hypertension
12 Clobazam: A New Option for Children with Refractory Seizures