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Christoph U. Lehmann, MD Associate Professor
Department of Pediatrics
West Virginia University School of Medicine
Morgantown, WV
Andy Spooner, MD Department of Pediatrics
University of Alabama at Birmingham
Birmingham, AL
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News

  • Medpage Today Medical News - Pediatrics
    5 star rating Professional-level analysis of breaking medical stories widely reported in the consumer media. Physicians and other healthcare professionals obtain free CME credits by completing associated educational programs.
  • Paediatrics News from Doctors Guide
    5 star rating REG Medical and pharmaceutical industry news, product announcements and research developments from conferences, journals, and newswires. Free registration. PSL Consulting.
  • PediatricLinx.com
    5 star rating REG Provides regularly updated links to abstracts and, if available, full text articles released at respected online sources such as the New England Journal of Medicine or the Journal of the American Medical Association. MDLinx.com. Free registration.
  • Press Releases of the American Academy of Pediatrics
    5 star rating An archive of updates from an organization of 55,000 primary care pediatric practitioners.
  • ePediatric News
    4 star rating REG A clinical practice newsletter that delivers breaking news, meeting coverage, key clinical issues and practice trends for pediatricians. Free registration. International Medical News Group.
  • Medical News Today - Pediatrics
    4 star rating The latest medical and health news headlines directed to an international audience of health professionals. Includes articles and reports of pharmaceutical and biotechnology developments.
  • Children's Health Updates from USA Today
    3 star rating Daily and archived news updates from this national publication. USA Today.
  • Pediatrics at NewsTrove.com
    3 star rating A directory of headline weblinks to US newspaper articles on Pediatrics .
  • Pediatrics Daily Science News Updates from BrightSurf
    3 star rating A directory of news stories and press releases about scientific events and discoveries. Includes annotated links for additional background material. Updated daily.
  • Pediatrics News from Online Medical News
    3 star rating A directory of weblinks to sites that offer specialty-related news for medical professionals and patients.
  • Science Daily News - Pediatrics
    3 star rating News releases regarding medical research developments from universities, the National Science Foundation, NASA, and other scientific institutions. These announcements present new discoveries in therapeutics and disease management. ScienceDaily Magazine.
  • Topix.net Pediatrics News
    3 star rating News stories emerging on the Internet from online newspapers and magazines.
  • Science Daily News - Child Health
    2 star rating News releases regarding medical research developments from universities, the National Science Foundation, NASA, and other scientific institutions. These announcements present new discoveries in therapeutics and disease management. ScienceDaily Magazine.

Full Text / MultiMedia

  • "Pediatrics" Powerpoint Lectures
    5 star rating Powerpoint lectures on the Internet with "Pediatrics" in the title or description. Collected by the Google search service.
  • Contemporary Pediatrics
    5 star rating Full text articles that offer practical insights on pediatric care. Free registration for licensed physicians. Searchable archives. Published by the Medical Economics Company, Inc. and presented online by Findarticles.com.
  • Pediatrics
    5 star rating Free full text journal articles from this official journal of the American Academy of Pediatrics. This journal is considered to be a "Brandon/Hill" essential resource for medical libraries.
  • Indian Pediatrics (India)
    5 star rating Articles report outstanding clinical and experimental work in support of the practice of Pediatrics in India and the developing countries. Official publication of the Indian Academy of Pediatrics.
  • International Pediatrics
    5 star rating A peer-reviewed medical journal, published by Miami Children\s Hospital, with case-specific analyses of therapy, diagnosis, or other patient management issues. Presents review articles on important pediatric topics.
  • Medscape ` Pediatrics
    5 star rating REG A regularly updated collection of Medscape's key clinical content including news, conference summaries, articles, treatment updates, clinical management modules, Medline and Cochrane abstracts, practice guidelines, CME and links to professional organizations. Free registration. WebMD Medscape Health Network.
  • The PedsCCM Evidence-Based Journal Club
    5 star rating Critical reviews of pediatric critical care clinical trial articles. The reviews are written by Pediatric Critical Care fellows as part of the online project "Pediatric Critical Care Medicine".
  • Zero to Three for Clinicians
    5 star rating Articles and reviews for clinicians regarding the healthy development of babies and toddlers. Erikson Institute and Boston University School of Medicine.
  • Pediatric Cardiology for Medical Professionals at Rush
    4 star rating Medical school multimedia files, illustrated coursework, and text notes on embryology, examination, physiology, heart murmurs, pathology, congenital heart disease, electrocardiography, pharmacology, arrhythmias, and imaging. Rush Children's Heart Center.
  • Pediatric Dermatology Tutorial at San Diego
    4 star rating A web-based tutorial and image library which gives medical students and Pediatric Interns a rapid review of common Pediatric Dermatology. University of California, San Diego.
  • Pediatrics Board Review and Study System and Practice Exam
    4 star rating REG Questions, images quizzes, board review materials, and interactive educational tools. Mead Johnson. Free registration.
  • The Child's Doctor from Children's Memorial Hospital of Chicago
    4 star rating A full text online journal, sponsored by Children's Memorial Hospital of Chicago, which introduces new developments in the broad field of pediatrics.
  • Turkish Journal of Pediatrics
    4 star rating An English publication of original articles, case reports, reviews of the literature, cases of the month, short communications, clinicopathological exercises and letter to the editor in the field of pediatrics.
  • Flash Card Exchange - Pediatrics
    3 star rating Reviews of clinical topics with "clickable" questions and answers. The "flashcards" are posted by worldwide medical students as study tools.
  • Medslides Pediatrics Powerpoint Slideshows
    3 star rating A collection of slideshows authored by medical faculty and clinicians.
  • Pediatric Grand Rounds Broadcasts at Seattle
    3 star rating Professional quality webcasts on popular pediatric care topics.
  • Electronic Journal of Pediatric Gastroenterology, Nutrition and Liver Diseases (Brazil)
    1 star rating Multimedia resources with worldwide scientific knowledge concerning pediatric gastroenterology, nutrition and liver diseases. Latin-American Society for Pediatric Gastroenterology and Nutrition.
  • Pediatric Clerkship Audio Files from Nebraska
    1 star rating Audio lectures on core pediatric topics. University of Nebraska Medical Center.
  • Pediatric Critical Care Education from the Society of Critical Care Medicine
    1 star rating PowerPoint presentations on "Mechanical Ventilation", "ARDS", "Renal Failure", etc. that form a core curriculum in Pediatric Critical Care Medicine. These presentations have been authored by members of the Resident Education Committee of the Society of Critical Care Medicine.

Journals

Textbooks

  • Pediatrics Clerkship Text Notes
    5 star rating Text notes on diseases and conditions in support of students rotating on their pediatrics clerkship. University of Chicago Pritzker School of Medicine.
  • The Continuity Clinic Notebook: Pediatric Topics
    5 star rating A summary of talks given by the author to help prepare residents for general pediatric practice at the Medical College of Georgia Continuity Clinic from 1994-2002. Subjects include "The Prenatal and Well Child Visit", "The Evaluation of Sick Children, etc.
  • Case Based Pediatrics For Medical Students and Residents
    5 star rating An online introductory pediatrics textbook built on cases presented by residents at the Department of Pediatrics, University of Hawaii.
  • eMedicine Pediatrics
    5 star rating A carefully edited and constantly updated online multimedia textbook. Disease synopses that present images, pathophysiology, clinical and physical findings, symptoms, and differential diagnosis. Boston Medical Publishing.
  • ENotes Children's Health
    5 star rating Newly published and covering common and rare diseases and medical conditions, immunizations and drugs, procedures, and developmental issues. It particularly addresses parents' concerns about their children's health from before birth through age 18.
  • Netscut Pediatric Online Resources
    5 star rating Clinical medicine notes, interactive worksheets, graphics, and case presentations provide medical practioners with essential disease management information. Jack Welch, M.D., Ph.D. and Georgetown University.
  • Paediatrics for Doctors in Papua New Guinea - Second Edition 2003.
    5 star rating This book provides practical advice about how to deal with the day to day problems that face doctors responsible for the health of children in Papua New Guinea, and is based on the practical experience of the authors and their colleagues. Most of the information is directly relevant to the care of children in other developing countries. The Australian Development Gateway supports this website.
  • PEDBASE Pediatric Database
    5 star rating Descriptions of over 550 childhood illnesses from Dr. Alan Gandy, MD.,PhD.,FRCP. The database was compiled at the University of Western Ontario in London, Ontario, Canada from 1990-1994.
  • Pediatric CCM File Cabinet
    5 star rating Dynamic links that allow readers to access up-to-date lectures, literature reviews, and case discussions. PedsCCM.
  • Pediatric Emergency Manual at Lackland
    5 star rating A manual that offers outline-format, succinct notes regarding the management of emergency pediatric medical conditions. The manual covers resuscitation, acid base disorders, anaphylaxis, bites and stings, etc. Edited by E. Kirsch, M.D. of Lackland Air Force Base and presented online by the the University of Iowa's Virtual Naval Hospital.
  • Pediatrics - Family Practice Notebook
    5 star rating A section from an ongoing compendium of the diagnosis and management of common medical problems seen in Family Practice. Family Practice Notebook, LLC.
  • Pediatrics Clerkship Guide from U. Chicago
    5 star rating Outline format notes on common pediatic comditions including definitions, diagnosis, and treatment. Pritzker School of Medicine at The University of Chicago.
  • Principles of Pediatric Dermatology
    5 star rating An image-enhanced "ebook" that offers brief knowledge on common pediatric skin diseases and incudes coverage of rare genetic dermatoses and chronic skin diseases of childhood. Authored by Dr. Mahmoud Hijazy, Consultant Dermatologist & Venerologist of Saudi Arabia.
  • Teaching Resource for Instructors in Prehospital Pediatrics: ALS
    5 star rating This paramedic version of "TRIPP" covers basic and advanced life support procedures: "Patient Assessment", "Respiratory Emergencies", "Advanced Airway Management", etc.
  • Teaching Resource for Instructors in Prehospital Pediatrics: BLS
    5 star rating An encyclopedic resource guide that helps instructors teach ambulance personnel basic lifesaving procedures for children: "Patient Assessment", "Respiratory Emergencies", "Circulatory Emergencies", etc.
  • The Merck Manual of Diagnosis and Therapy: Pediatrics
    5 star rating The most popular medical textbook offers sections on pediatric diseases etiology, signs, symptoms, diagnosis, laboratory tests, therapy and prognosis. Coverage includes developmental problems and physical conditions in adolescence. Searchable, with hypertext links to related chapters. Merck & Co., Inc.
  • The Virtual Children's Hospital Digital Library
    5 star rating Useful medical reference and health promotion tools for pediatric health care providers and patients. Contains hundreds of textbooks and booklets. The University of Iowa.
  • University of Iowa Family Practice Handbook - Pediatrics
    5 star rating A chapter, from this published handbook of outpatient and inpatient medicine, that covers the diagnosis and treatment of common clinical problems. Authored by Graber, M.D. et al. and published by Mosby Year Book, Inc in 1997. Presented online by the University of Iowa's Virtual Hospital.
  • Canadian Medical Examination (MCCQE) 2000 Review Notes- Pediatrics
    4 star rating These review notes are an up-to-date, concise and comprehensive review of medical specialty clinical knowledge. The text prepares graduating medical students for certification examination.
  • Management of the Child with a Serious Infection or Severe Malnutrition
    4 star rating A manual for use by doctors, senior nurses and other senior health workers who are responsible for the care of young children at the first referral level in developing countries.
  • PICU Pediatric Intensive Care Unit Book
    4 star rating REG An interactive textbook of pediatric critical care documents with integrated hyperlinks to resources on the World Wide Web. Available in english, spanish, french, and russian and in Europe: Ukranian. Restricted registration or content areas. Stanford University et al.
  • The Continuity Clinic Pediatrics Notebook
    4 star rating A summary of talks given at the Medical College of Georgia Continuity Clinic from 1994-2002. John T. Benjamin, MD.
  • Newborn Screening Practitioners Manual from Mountain States Genetics Network
    2 star rating A hypertext guide that covers screening practices, testing methods, reporting procedures, and describes the eight conditions for which newborn screening is required in the Mountain States Region. Mountain States Genetics Network.

Major Sites / Home Pages

  • Pediatrics at Merckmedicus.com
    5 star rating REG Selected weblinks to free, high quality, full text resources relevant to this specialty: clinical textbooks, news, and journal articles. Free registration is limited to physicians and healthworkers. Sponsored by Merck and Company. Restricted registration or content areas.
  • American Academy of Pediatrics
    4 star rating This website for the largest pediatric professional organization in the United States supports approximately 55,000 members. It offers updates on research actvities, membership information, public education brochures, grand rounds cases, policy statements, online CME, Washington Updates, and descriptions of Child Health campaigns.
  • Child Neurology Society
    4 star rating Tthe preeminent non-profit professional association of pediatric neurologists in the United States, Canada, and worldwide. This website provides information about the Society: news, meetings, practice parameters and statements, and fellowships.
  • National Institute of Child Health & Human Development
    4 star rating Presents news & events, reports of research, epidemiology & statistical data, publications, research resources, funding opportunities, employment & fellowships, and a searchable collection or factsheets related to developmental biology and child health care. National Institute of Child Health & Human Development.
  • PedsCCM Pediatric Critical Care Medicine
    4 star rating A multidisciplinary educational and practical homepage resource for pediatric critical care. Presents news, case reports, literature reviews, a journal club, clinical pathways, clinical trials, meetings, and information about jobs and fellowships. Section on Critical Care of the American Academy of Pediatrics, the Pediatric Section of the Society of Critical Care Medicine, and the Pediatric Critical Care Colloquium .
  • Lawson Wilkins Pediatric Endocrine Society
    2 star rating Presents information about the Society, news & meetings, awards & grants, discussion forums, endocrine links.PDF files. Lawson WIlkins Pediatric Endocrine Society.
  • Pediatrics Associations at Medbioworld
    2 star rating A comprehensive directory of weblinks for associations in this specialty.

Procedures

  • Pediatric Physical Exam Video
    5 star rating A 20 minute video detailing how to perform the physical exam can be viewed over the internet with Real Player.
  • Developmental Behavioral Screening Tests
    3 star rating REG Presents need for routine pediatric screening, describes various measures, and provides links to publishers. Fee registration. American Academy of Pediatrics, Section on Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics.

Practice Guidelines / FAQs

Cases

Images, Path./Clinical

Images, X-Ray

CME

  • Cleveland Clinic Pediatric Board Review at HealthStream
    5 star rating Over 80 hours of pediatric courses from one of the five best hospitals in the country. HealthStream and The Cleveland Clinic Foundation.
  • CMEList Online CME Sites - Pediatrics
    5 star rating A searchable, well-annotated, and constantly-updated directory of web links to online CME opportunities. The directory entries include credit hours, sponsors, cost, lecture format, target audience, and accrediting organization. Bernard Sklar, MD, MS.
  • Masters of Pediatrics at Miami CME
    5 star rating Slideshows with audio narratives on pediatric topics: sleep disorders, chronic fatigue syndrome, asthma, acne, etc. University of Miami School of Medicine. Online CME certificates upon completion.
  • Medscape Pediatrics CME
    5 star rating REG A selection of free, continuously updated continuing education activities. Offers instant, printable CME certificates online. Medscape. Free registration. Medscape Portals, Inc.
  • PediaLink ` American Academy of Pediatrics CME Home
    5 star rating REG An online learning system with accredited online CME modules that encourage participants to direct, focus, and manage continuing professional development. Restricted registration or content areas.
  • PedsRef.org ` Pediatric Continuing Medical Education
    5 star rating REG AMA Category I CME credits aimed at pediatricians but appropriate for general practitioners, pediatric nurse practitioners, orthopedic surgeons and emergency room physicians. No charge for obtaining CME credit. Free registration. The Nemours Foundation.
  • Contemporary Pediatrics
    4 star rating REG CME coursework with follow-up post tests based on review of articles from this journal. Medical Economics Company. Free registration. Medical Economics Company, Inc.
  • Paediatrics Conferences Database from Doctor's Guide
    4 star rating Permits a search of an extensive medical conference database based on keywords, disease area, date, or location. PSL Consulting Group, Inc.
  • Pediatrics GrandRounds at Nebraska CME
    4 star rating Internet broadcasts of Grand Rounds presentations of cases at the University of Nebraska Medical Center and the affiliated Children's Hospital.

Patient Education

  • March of Dimes Fact Sheets
    4 star rating A collection of fact sheets on pregnancy and pregnancy loss, prenatal screening, infectious diseases during pregnancy, birth defects and genetics, news, infant health statistics, etc. March of Dimes Birth Defects Foundation .
  • Tips for an Ill Child
    4 star rating Practical reviews of common conditions posted to the web by a pediatric medical group. Union Avenue Pediatrics.
  • WebHealth.com Childrens Health Patient Ed at Mercy Health Partners
    4 star rating Consumer targeted articles, categorized by organ system, that provide up-to-date health information. See discaimer.
  • About Our Kids
    3 star rating Documents on the mental health of children intended to support the practice of child mental health professionals. New York University Child Study Center.
  • Acute Pediatric Illnesses from Children's Medical
    3 star rating A collection of recommendations for self care and appropriate clinical follow-up for common conditions from a community pediatric practice - Children's Medical Office of North Andover, P.C.
  • Child Health A to Z at the Children's Hospital of Boston
    3 star rating Descriptions of common conditions including treatment, diagnosis, therapeutic procedures, and research areas. This resource is published by pediatric specialists at Children's Hospital Boston.
  • Dr. Greene's HouseCalls
    3 star rating Includes answers to consumer questions regarding the prevention and treatment of pediatric diseases. A business unit of Adam.com .
  • Go Ask Alice from Columbia University
    3 star rating A database of factual, in-depth, straight-forward, and non-judgmental professional answers to users' clinical questions. The information aids decision-making about physical, sexual, emotional, and spiritual health. Much of the information is geared toward teens and young adults. Columbia University .
  • KidsGrowth.com
    3 star rating Includes information for health professionals, parents and teens about growth & development, growth charts and milestones, child development interactive calculator, and other guides, tips and resources for parents. Searchable. KidsGrowth.Com.
  • KidsMeds
    3 star rating A web project that provides pediatric drug information for parents and caregivers. KidsMeds, Inc.
  • Parents' Common Sense Pediatric Encyclopedia
    3 star rating Short, easily understood answers to common questions that come up in everyday pediatric practice - in the office, or on the phone with parents. Updated 2001. Jeffrey W. Hull, M.D., F.A.A.P.
  • The Preemie Place
    3 star rating Provides support to parents, family, and friends of premature babies. Presents forum and short articles discussing risks of preterm delivery, NICU, problems at home, practical tips for schooldays, and a comprehensive list of links to related Web resources.
  • Your Child's Health at Cincinnati Children's
    3 star rating Patient education fact sheets on pediatric conditions, diagnoses, tests, and procedures. Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center.
  • AboutOurKids NYU Child Study Center
    2 star rating Scientifically-based child mental health and parenting information. Articles based on the latest research in child psychiatry, psychology, and development. Created by the NYU Child Study Center.
  • Pediatric Cardiology Patient Education Materials from SIU School of Medicine
    2 star rating Includes illustrated teaching files of the most common heart conditions such as atrial septal defects, patent ductus arteriosus, tetralogy of Fallot, truncus arteriosus, and links to prescription drug information. Department of Pediatrics, Southern Illinois University School of Medicine.
  • Child and Youth Health (South Australia)
    1 star rating Provides regularly updated information for parents and community on a large number of child and adolescent conditions and diseases as well as behavior and parenting. South Australia Department of Human Services.
  • Kidwise Health Information Adviser
    1 star rating Pediatric disease briefs. 1999. Clinical Reference Systems. Children's Hospital of Orange County, Inc.

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