Top 10 Pediatrics Articles: 2011

Laurie Scudder, DNP, NP


December 08, 2011

What topics on Medscape Pediatrics were the biggest attention getters in 2011? We took a quick look back and found that, just as in 2010, those who care for children are, at their core, clinicians. While some stories about the business of medicine garnered significant attention, the things that are the subject of the most interest to pediatric clinicians are those that directly affect clinical practice. This year's 10 most important articles, as determined by how many of our members chose to read them, are listed below. If you missed these important articles, please take a minute to review them now.

Here are the highlights from the Medscape Top 10 for Pediatrics in 2011:

10. How Should We Sedate Children for CT Scans?
What sedative agent is best for sedating children who need head CT scans?

9. Infants Should Sleep on Their Backs: AAP
Recommendations for safe sleep for infants are released.

8. Immunization Resource Center
In aggregate, articles about ACIP and AAP immunization recommendations produce the highest interest among our pediatrician members. Rather than single out just one of the many popular articles on this subject, you can find them all in our convenient resource center.

7. Is Acetaminophen Harmful in Children?
Just how safe is acetaminophen for kids?

6. Clinical Practice Guideline: Tonsillectomy in Children
Is your care of children consistent with best practice?

5. AAP Issues New Guidelines for Management of Iron Deficiency
First published a full year ago, the continuing interest in this article speaks to the importance of the topic.

4. AAP Issues Guidelines for UTI Management in Children
The intense interest in these new guidelines is reflected in another top read article in 2011-- an expert interview with Maria Finnell, MD, lead author of the accompanying clinical report.

3. New Children's Hospital Rankings Hinge More on Outcomes
US News & World Report's annual list of the best children's hospitals.

2. I'm Struggling to Live on $160,000 a Year: MD Lament
In a world where rising costs collide with stagnant reimbursements, what was once a fortune may no longer be enough to support your family.

And what was the #1 most read article of the year in Medscape Pediatrics? Click to the next page to find out!


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