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Charting Pediatrics: Our Pediatric Podcast

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Charting Pediatrics is a weekly podcast for pediatric healthcare providers. In this series, multidisciplinary specialists from Children’s Hospital Colorado examine the latest treatments for the most common complaints in pediatric medicine. Listen and subscribe on Spotify, iTunes and Google Play.

We are now in our second season, where our experts examine pediatric patient cases, clinical innovations and the nuanced art of pediatric medicine. Let us know if you have an idea for a future episode of Charting Pediatrics.

Meet our hosts

David Brumbaugh, MD, is the Associate Chief Medical Officer at Children's Colorado and a pediatric gastroenterologist. Dr. Brumbaugh's philosophy is to engage families and their pediatricians in establishing goals of care, keeping the child at the heart of every decision.

Alison Brent, MD, is the Medical Director of Children's Colorado's System of Care. Dr. Brent is interested in process and system improvement, as well as the integration and implementation of clinical care guidelines in the PCP office.

Dan Nicklas, MD, is a pediatrician clinician and educator, practicing at Children's Colorado with a focus on primary care. Dr. Nicklas is a member of the American Academy of Pediatrics and involved in graduate and undergraduate medical education and research.

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Contact our hosts with any questions, or to suggest a future topic.

Listen to our most recent episodes

Overcoming HPV Vaccination Hesitancy (S2:E28)

March 5, 2019

On this episode of the podcast Charting Pediatrics, we discuss low HPV vaccination rates among adolescents and overcoming vaccination hesitancy in parents.

Food Allergy Immunotherapy and Pediatric Patients (S2:E27)

February 26, 2019

On this episode of the podcast Charting Pediatrics, we discuss emerging research in immune desensitization and other advances in food allergy therapy.

 

Find all episodes below

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A Case Study on Laryngomalacia in Infants and Children (S2:E11)

October 16, 2018

We discuss laryngomalacia causes, designing a long-term management plan for the patient and more on this episode.

A Case Study: Repeat Concussions in Teenagers and Sports Retirement Considerations (S2:E25)

February 12, 2019

Listen to tips on the issue of repeat concussion and care approaches for young athletes and their families.

Abnormal Head Growth and Shapes in Children (S2:E18)

December 11, 2018

Listen to Todd Hankinson, MD, as he discusses abnormal pediatric head growth and shape, treatment options and outcomes.

Addiction Prevention in Primary Care (S2:E15)

November 20, 2018

Listen in to better understand addiction prevention and opioid practices for children and teens.

An Integrative Approach to Pediatric Medicine (S2:E22)

January 22, 2019

Practical tips for incorporating an integrative care approach in your practice.

Autism Spectrum Disorder in Children (S1:E27)

March 13, 2018

Learn about the signs and symptoms of autism in children.

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Care for Young Adolescent Mothers (S2:E16)

November 27, 2018

Hana Smith, MD, and Amy Emher, PsyD, discuss caring for the unique needs of young mothers in your pediatric practice.

Caring for Adolescents with Down Syndrome (S2:E4)

August 28, 2018

Learn about primary care for kids and adolescents with Down syndrome from Fran Hickey, MD.

CAR-T Cellular Therapy for the Treatment of Leukemia (S1:E33)

May 22, 2018

Terry Fry, MD, discusses cell therapy, side effects and more for the treatment of pediatric leukemia.

Child Sexual Abuse and Neglect (S2:E10)

October 9, 2018

Learn how to approach the delicate topic of child sexual abuse and neglect from our experts.

Common Pediatric Sleep Disorders in Children and Teens (S1:E30)

May 1, 2018

Learn about common pediatric sleep disorders in children and teens.

Critical Congenital Heart Disease in Neonates (S2:E21)

January 15, 2019

Listen in on this episode of the podcast Charting Pediatrics to learn more about critical congenital heart disease in newborns from our cardiology experts.

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Diagnosis and Treatment of Ovarian Cysts (S2:E19)

December 18, 2018

Learn more about the diagnosis and treatment of ovarian cysts in kids in this episode of Charting Pediatrics.

Diagnosis of Henoch-Schonlein Purpura in Children (S2:E12)

October 23, 2018

Henoch-Schonlein purpura (HSP) diagnosis and management discussion from our pediatric rheumatology and nephrology experts.

Discussing Firearm Safety in Primary Care Office (S2:E1)

August 7, 2018

Learn how to have a conversation with children and their families regarding firearm safety in the home.

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Food Allergy Immunotherapy and Pediatric Patients (S2:E27)

February 26, 2019

On this episode of the podcast Charting Pediatrics, we discuss emerging research in immune desensitization and other advances in food allergy therapy.

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Hip Pain in Children: Diagnosis and Management (S1:E28)

March 20, 2018

Learn more about diagnosing and managing hip pain in pediatric patients.

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Infant Feeding and Swallowing Problems (S2:E6)

September 11, 2018

In this episode of Charting Pediatrics, we explore feeding and swallowing problems in babies with Laura Pickler, MD, and Nancy Creskoff Maune.

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Managing Atopic Eczema in Children (S2:E17)

December 4, 2018

Lori Prok, MD, and Julieann Tibbetts, PNP, discuss common presentations, causes and treatment of atopic eczema in kids.

Managing Congenital Heart Disease in Young Adults (S2:E26)

February 19, 2019

Ongoing management of congenital heart disease in children and young adults.

Marijuana as Medicine (S2:E14)

November 13, 2018

Learn about the current state of medical marijuana in pediatric medicine.

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Neck Mass Diagnosis and Management for Pediatricians (S1:E31)

May 8, 2018

Learn about neck masses diagnosis and management in children from Melissa Scholes, MD.

Nocturnal Enuresis and Bedwetting (S1:E32)

May 17, 2018

Tips for the treatment and management of nocturnal enuresis and involuntary urination in kids.

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Overcoming HPV Vaccination Hesitancy (S2:E28)

March 5, 2019

On this episode of the podcast Charting Pediatrics, we discuss low HPV vaccination rates among adolescents and overcoming vaccination hesitancy in parents.

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Pediatric Bariatric Surgery (S1:E22)

January 16, 2018

Listen in to a discussion on the available options for adolescent bariatric surgery with Thomas Inge, MD.

Pediatric Celiac Disease Diagnosis and Management (S1:E29)

March 27, 2018

Edwin Liu, MD, discusses celiac disease symptoms, diagnosis and more.

Physician Maintenance of Certification (MOC) Program (S2:E2)

August 14, 2018

Learn about the MOC program and other quality improvement projects Children's Colorado participates in to deliver the best patient treatments.

Primary Care and Hypoplastic Left Heart Syndrome (HLHS) (S2:E3)

August 21, 2018

Learn about prognosis and treatment in the primary care setting for children with hypoplastic left heart syndrome (HLHS).

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Safe Sleep Tips for Babies (S2:E13)

November 6, 2018

Tips for helping new moms create a safe sleep environment, including SIDs prevention, co-sleeping and more.

School Anxiety and Refusal in Children (S1:E25)

February 20, 2018

School anxiety and refusal insights, advice and tools.

Scoliosis Diagnosis and Management (S2:E9)

October 2, 2018

Learn about the three primary types of scoliosis from Mark Erickson, MD.

STDs in Teens: Testing and Treatment (S2:E7)

September 18, 2018

Learn about preventing and treating sexually transmitted disease in teens.

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Teen E-Cigarette Use and the Vaping Epidemic (S2:E23)

January 29, 2019

Learn more about e-cigarettes, teen vaping, and how to talk about the issue with patients and families.

Teen Suicide: Risk Factors, Screening and Prevention (S1:E24)

February 13, 2018

Listen in on our discussion of risk factors, screening and prevention of teen.

Telephone Triage in Pediatric Primary Care (S2:E8)

September 25, 2018

Learn about telephone triage in a pediatric setting from expert Bart Schmitt, MD.

Transgender Medicine and Caring for Gender Diverse Patients (S2:E5)

September 4, 2018

Listen to pediatric experts discuss caring for transgender and gender nonconforming patients on this episode of Charting Pediatrics.

Treating Bronchiolitis in Children (S1:E23)

January 30, 2018

Monica Federico, MD, discusses classic bronchiolitis presentations and treatment in this episode.

Treatment and Diagnosis of Pediatric Trigger Thumb (S2:E20)

January 8, 2019

Sarah Sibbel, MD, Director of the Pediatric Hand and Upper Extremity Program, discusses pediatric trigger thumb diagnosis and treatment.

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Understanding Physician Burnout (S1:E26)

February 27, 2018

Learn how to reduce the stigma of physician burnout.

Additional season one episodes

Today on the podcast, Dave Scudamore, MD joins us to talk about neonatal jaundice. Dr. Scudamore is the Director of Inpatient Medicine for the Network of Care at Children's Colorado, and he is also an assistant professor of pediatrics in hospital medicine at the University of Colorado School of Medicine.

In this episode:

  • The major risk factors for severe jaundice that can cause complications with neonates
  • How to assess mom and baby for the risk factors of neonatal jaundice by reviewing patient history and birth data
  • Difference between the risk factors for elevated bilirubin and the risk factors for neurotoxicity
  • The significance of the ratio between albumin and bilirubin
  • Standard protocols for bilirubin workups and monitoring for risk factors
  • How you can provide elevated patient care by using a patient-centered care approach and considering the context of the case
  • The way to utilize the Bhutani curve to assess risk and the AAP guidelines to initiate phototherapy
  • Understanding the importance of follow ups and their role in intervention

In this episode, Jeremy Prager, MD, talks us through a common issue in pediatric patients — noisy breathing. He outlines the underlying causes and presentations of, as well as available treatment options for noisy breathing. Dr. Prager is a pediatric otolaryngologist, Director of the Aerodigestive Program at Children's Colorado and associate professor of otolaryngology at the University of Colorado School of Medicine.

In this episode:

  • How an ENT defines noisy breathing
  • Categorizing noisy breathing into age groups
  • The presentations of noisy breathing the infants and toddlers age group
  • The presentations of noisy breathing the school-age children age group
  • Audible examples of a stridor sound versus a stertor sound
  • Questions providers should ask when seeking the cause of noisy breathing
  • The relationship between pediatric obesity and sleep apnea
  • Diagnostic exams and tests that providers can run before a consultation
  • Treatment options available to a child with noisy breathing
  • The effectiveness of natural remedies and oxygen therapies

Today Robert Fuhlbrigge, MD joins us to discuss the 10 most common pediatric rheumatology diagnoses. Dr. Fuhlbrigge is the Chair of Rheumatology at Children's Colorado and professor of pediatrics and rheumatology at the University of Colorado School of Medicine.

In this episode:

  • What swollen joints can indicate when assessing potential diagnoses in the realm of rheumatology
  • The most common identifier in determining a systemic problem
  • The role of morning stiffness in the differential diagnosis
  • The difference between mechanical pain and inflammatory disorders
  • Defining how helpful an elevated ANA is in treating a patient with Lupus
  • Outlining the best tests for inflammation: CSR, CSR and ANA
  • Why rheumatologists find unexpected fevers in children interesting
  • Unexplained weakness and what it means
  • Which rashes may indicate that it's necessary to refer to rheumatology
  • The role fatigue plays in the rheumatology world
  • Usefulness of radiology studies, MRI, CT and other imaging modalities
  • Helpful apps clinicians use for rheumatological diseases today
  • The role of genetics and development in rheumatological diseases

On today's episode, we're diving into the topic of international adoption and international adoption medicine best practices. We explore how primary care providers can support families who are expanding their families through international adoption.

Joining us is Gretchen Domek, MD, Director of the International Adoption Clinic and Senior Investigator for the Center of Global Health at Children's Colorado. Dr. Domek is also the assistant professor of pediatrics at the University of Colorado School of Medicine.

In this episode:

  • Why pre-adoption reviews are critical for families
  • The importance of a post-adoption evaluation
  • Expectations and guidelines for conducting a follow-up consultation
  • Common health issues to look for in internationally adopted children
  • Behavioral problems that are common in internationally adopted children
  • Methods for adapting to culturally different feeding techniques
  • Common questions adoptive families may ask and how to respond
  • How a careful assessment can help you determine a child's age

On today's episode, we welcome back Matthew Greenhawt, MD to discuss non-IgE related food allergies, including Food Protein-Induced Enterocolitis Syndrome (FPIES). Dr. Greenhawt is an associate professor of pediatrics and allergy at the University of Colorado School of Medicine.

In this episode:

  • How non-IgE mediated food allergies most commonly presents in children
  • The fact that non-IgE food allergy symptoms appear more slowly
  • Identifying the various presentations and triggers of dietary protein-induced enterocolitis
  • The benefits of using extensively hydrolyzed infant formulas or amino acid-based infant formulas
  • Treating atopic dermatitis with a topical steroid versus allergy screening
  • Creating awareness of eosinophilic esophagitis in the primary care discipline
  • The importance of identifying family history patterns to diagnose allergies
  • How the presentation of FPIES differs between environments globally

With us today is Matthew Greenhawt, MD, associate professor of pediatrics and allergy at the University of Colorado School of Medicine. Dr. Greenhawt discusses hot topics surrounding food-related allergies, including the early introduction of peanuts.

In this episode:

  • What initial steps to take before referring patients to an allergist
  • The importance of getting a complete patient history to diagnose food allergies
  • Tools primary care providers can utilize in the diagnostic process
  • Why the presence of IGE may not be an effective marker for a food allergy
  • Understanding the cross-reactivity between different allergies
  • How to implement a food allergy action plan
  • Methods and recommendations for early introduction of the peanut
  • Where providers can find resources for on-going food allergy education
  • Recommendations on prescribing epinephrine

Links from today's episode

In this episode we discuss attention-deficit/hyperactive disorder (ADHD) medication management with Marissa Schiel, MD. Dr. Schiel is the Medical Director of the Outpatient Psychiatry Program at Children's Colorado and an assistant professor of child psychiatry at the University of Colorado School of Medicine. Also joining us is Danielle Stutzman, R.Ph., a clinical pharmacist at Children's Colorado with a special interest in psychiatry medication.

In this episode:

  • The importance of getting a detailed history when assessing a child for ADHD
  • Understanding the spectrum of ADHD symptoms and how they affect a child's function
  • How to approach the medication management conversation when it comes to ADHD
  • The most common side effects that are associated with stimulants or psychotropic medication
  • Management strategies for dealing with potential medication side effects
  • The importance of screening a child for cardiac concerns before prescribing stimulant medications
  • Understanding the functional benefits of the two different classes of stimulants
  • The ideal target doses for specific ADHD medications
  • A recommended follow-up regime and titration strategy for patients
  • How to counsel families on medication management as the child ages
  • Medication recommendations to consider when trialing the non-stimulant class
  • Techniques to use in therapeutic relationships with ADHD patients

Our guest for this episode is Marcy Yonker, MD. We discuss headache and migraine management in primary care, including their prevalence, triggers and treatment options. Dr. Yonker is the Director of the Headache Program at Children's Colorado and visiting professor of pediatrics at the University of Colorado School of Medicine.

In this episode:

  • The prevalence of headaches and migraines in children
  • Creating a differential headache diagnosis
  • When imaging should be used
  • Common medications prescribed for migraine headaches
  • Newer treatments for headaches and migraine
  • Natural remedies for headaches and migraines
  • Triggers for migraines in children and teenagers
  • The influence of family history on migraine prevalence
  • The role of psycho-psychology in migraine diagnosis
  • Other uncommon migraines
  • Using Botox as treatment for migraines

In this episode Taizo Nakano, MD, discusses the most common vascular anomalies in the primary care setting. Dr. Nakano is the Medical Director of the Vascular Anomalies Center at Children's Colorado and assistant professor of pediatrics, hematology and oncology and bone marrow transplant at the University of Colorado's School of Medicine.

In this episode:

  • Common presentation of a vascular anomaly
  • The two major categories of a vascular anomaly
  • Defining the genetics lesions
  • Lab testing for vascular anomalies
  • Vascular emergencies and the features of a lesion that can be detrimental
  • Top 10 things to be concerned about with a vascular anomaly

In this episode, Sean O'Leary, MD discusses vaccine safety and hesitancy from parents. He also suggests motivational interviewing techniques to use when talking with your patients and families. Dr. O'Leary is a pediatric infectious disease specialist at Children's Colorado and associate professor pediatrics and infectious diseases at the University of Colorado School of Medicine.

In this episode:

  • How to help families identify the good information from misinformation regarding vaccines
  • The prevalence of vaccine resistance
  • Effectively and efficiently delivering vaccines information to parents
  • Using motivational interviewing techniques when talking with parents about vaccines
  • How to pivot the conversation when a parent is resistant to a care plan
  • Why asking permission is a key component to motivational interviewing
  • Understanding the differences between a recommended and alternate vaccine schedule
  • Techniques for communicating relative risks about vaccines
  • Working with parents who are vaccine resistant
  • Vaccines that receive the most resistance and hesitancy

In this episode Sumeet Garg, MD, discusses back pain management, including identifying characteristics and the relationship between scoliosis and back pain. Dr. Garg is a pediatric orthopedic surgeon at Children’s Colorado and associate professor of orthopedics at the University of Colorado School of Medicine.

In this episode:

  • The incidence of back pain in kids, especially adolescence
  • Identifying what to look for on physical examination
  • When to obtain imagining
  • The challenge with MRI in younger kids
  • Suggestions for talking with patients and families about back pain
  • Tight hamstrings and weak core abdominal muscles as an underlying driver of back pain
  • What type of patients should see an orthopedic surgeon for back pain
  • The relationship between scoliosis and back pain in pediatric and adolescent patients
  • Bad posture as a habit and not a deformity
  • Scoliosis and what families can expect over time

In this episode, Maya Bunik, MD, discusses common challenges and myths surrounding breastfeeding management and how to support new moms in your practice. Dr. Bunik is an executive committee member of the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) section on breastfeeding, Medical Director of the Child Health Clinic at Children's Colorado and a professor of pediatrics at the University of Colorado School of Medicine. Dr. Bunik is also the author of the AAP's breastfeeding telephone protocols and advice.

In this episode:

  • Why breast is best
  • Approaches to working with a new mom who is struggling with breastfeeding
  • Identifying reasons why a mom is struggling with breastfeeding
  • Impacts of sleep deprivation on new moms and their milk supply
  • How to know whether a baby is getting enough milk
  • The importance of babies' weight checks
  • Ways to boost milk supply through milk removal
  • Power pumping
  • Indication of needing a lactation professional
  • When a mom should start pumping after delivery
  • Why breastfed babies need Vitamin D
  • Common myths associated with breastfeeding
  • Impact of cleft lip and palate with breastfeeding

In this episode, Amy Brooks-Kayal, MD, discusses acute seizure management. The conversation includes the importance of gathering a detailed history of a seizure event, identifying provocations of a seizure and options for anti-seizure and rescue medications.

Dr. Brooks-Kayal is the Chief of the Pediatric Neurology, Co-Director of the Translational Epilepsy Research Program and past president of the American Epilepsy Society.

In this episode:

  • Responding to a patient's first seizure
  • Importance of a detailed history of a seizure event
  • Identifying provocations of a seizure
  • Neurological examination
  • Focal onset versus a generalized seizure
  • Chances of seizure reoccurrence
  • Anti-seizure and rescue medications
  • Managing the anxiety of families
  • Basic seizure safety
  • Current research into pediatric epilepsy

In this episode, Duncan Wilcox, MD, talks about acute scrotum management. The conversation includes the most common indications of acute scrotum and how to differentiate an incarcerated hernia and a hydroceles scrotal trauma.

Dr. Wilcox is the Chair of Pediatric Urology and interim Surgeon-in-Chief at Children's Colorado. He is also a professor of surgery at the University of Colorado School of Medicine.

In this episode:

  • The most common indications of acute scrotum
  • The role trauma plays in acute scrotum
  • How to treat testicular torsion and urgent treatment
  • Differentiating an incarcerated hernia and a hydroceles scrotal trauma
  • Why an incarcerated hernia needs to be treated rapidly
  • The three groups of acute scrotum patients
  • Long-term outcome for patients living with one testicle

In this episode, Robert Kramer, MD, talks about the dangers of kids and adolescents swallowing common household toys and a recent case involving ingested fidget spinner parts. Dr. Kramer is a pediatric gastroenterologist at Children's Colorado.

In this episode:

  • Recent cases of patients ingesting fidget spinner parts
  • Dangers of ingesting button batteries and other small components
  • Why magnets represent a special threat for kids
  • Age groups impacted by incidental ingestion of objects
  • Batteries ingested into the gastrointestinal tract and how to manage them
  • Types of injuries that can occur beyond damage to the blood vessels
  • The importance of getting the battery out as soon as possible after ingestion

In this episode, Eliza Buyers, MD, talks about reproductive health in teenagers. Dr. Buyers is a pediatric and adolescent gynecologist at Children's Colorado and a senior instructor of obstetrics and gynecology at the University of Colorado School of Medicine.

In this episode:

  • How to talk to teens and their parents about reproductive health
  • Implementing a universal screening approach in your practice
  • Dealing with push back from parents
  • Setting up one-on-one time with adolescent patients
  • Misconceptions about teens and their reproductive health
  • Long-acting reversible contraceptive (LARC) methods
  • Non-contraceptive benefits of LARC
  • Importance of hormonal therapy
  • Reversing long-term hormonal care and contraception
  • Talking to teens about screening for sexually transmitted diseases
  • When to send a patient to a specialist

In this episode, Johannes von Alvensleben, MD, pediatric cardiologist and electrophysiologist at Children's Hospital Colorado and assistant professor of pediatrics at the University of Colorado School of Medicine, talks about heart arrhythmias. He discusses some of the most common heart arrhythmias in the primary care setting, including identifiable characteristics and treatments.

In this episode:

  • Palpitations and syncope (commonly known as fainting) as symptoms for heart arrhythmia
  • Characteristics of common heart arrhythmias
  • Supraventricular tachycardia (SVT) in an infant versus a young child
  • Differences in children with syncope
  • Inherited heart arrhythmia syndromes
  • Importance of obtaining an electrocardiogram (ECG)
  • Co-morbidities in children that can impact diagnosis with arrhythmias
  • Drug-related arrhythmias in older children
  • Treatment options for heart arrhythmias in young children
  • The success rate of ablation for arrhythmia

The host of this podcast is Dr. David Brumbaugh, pediatric gastroenterologist and Associate Chief Medical Officer at Children's Colorado. In this episode, Joel Friedlander, MD, pediatric gastroenterologist at Children's Colorado, addresses the management of constipation and the effects of leaving it untreated, especially in young children.

In this episode, Dr. Friedlander discusses:

  • Addressing constipation and uncomfortable stools early
  • Potential long-term complications associated with constipation
  • Two key components to focus on in the physical examination
  • Miralax, a common used laxative for the treatment of constipation
  • The use of lactulose for young children
  • Categorizing medications for constipation
  • Different medications with different adverse effects
  • Steps to behavioral modification
  • Constipation split between organic and functional
  • Why medication to treat constipation won't work without a change in behavior

The host of this episode is Dr. Alison Brent, pediatric emergency medicine physician at Children's Colorado. In this podcast, Bill Anderson, MD, co-director of the multidisciplinary Asthma Program at Children's Colorado and assistant professor of pediatrics at the University of Colorado School of Medicine, talks about asthma. He discusses challenges in the management of asthma, the effect of asthma on pediatric patients and treatment options now available.

In this episode, Dr. Anderson discusses:

  • Common challenges for managing asthma in pediatric patients
  • Factors that come into play when choosing controller medications
  • Why steroids are better suited for atopic patients
  • Teaching patients and families how to use a spacer
  • How co-morbidities affect children with asthma
  • The impact that psychosocial factors have on asthma
  • Working with social workers to help families overcome hurdles
  • Latest treatment options for treating pediatric asthma
  • Overcoming the adherence barrier using technology
  • Natural medications available to pediatric asthma patients
  • Advice for people with dog allergies

The host of this episode is Dr. Alison Brent, pediatric emergency medicine physician at Children's Colorado. In this episode, Julie Wilson, MD, co-director of the Concussion Program at Children's Colorado and assistant professor of orthopedics at the University of Colorado School of Medicine, discusses pediatric concussions in sports. She also talks about the concussion recovery process, working with parents and coaches to return young athletes to play and the classroom, comorbidities that impact concussion recovery, and more.

In this episode, Dr. Wilson discusses:

  • The signs and symptoms of a concussion in a young or adolescent patient
  • Why grading scales for concussions no longer exist
  • Comorbidities that can impact concussion recovery
  • How long a patient needs to rest after a concussion
  • Current guidelines on concussions in sports
  • "Return to play" concussion protocol is and why it's important
  • How to address parent concerns in a treatment plan
  • The correlation between concussion rates and sports
  • How the primary care provider can address the whole patient as they treat for a concussion
  • Red flags in concussion treatment
  • How many concussions are too many
  • Latest treatment options for concussion management

See our clinical care guidelines from Children's Hospital Colorado - for concussion (.pdf).

The host of this podcast is Dr. David Brumbaugh, pediatric gastroenterologist at Children's Colorado. In this episode, Daniel Searing, MD, Professor of pediatrics and allergies at Children's Colorado, talks about seasonal allergies and pollen. He discusses the effects of pollen, how to treat and alleviate allergies, and more.

In this episode, Dr. Searing discusses:

  • Pollen and how it affects allergies
  • Why cottonwood trees are a big pollinator, especially in the springtime
  • Why rain and humidity shut down pollen levels
  • Why Colorado's climate makes people more susceptible to allergies
  • How allergy symptoms will vary from year to year
  • The importance of monitoring the quantitative level of pollen in the environment
  • How physicians should manage the initial approach to a child with allergy symptoms
  • Key features to look out for
  • Why treating pollen allergies with persistent treatment is more effective
  • What role the prescription drug Montelukast plays in treating allergic rhinitis
  • What you can do to help prevent pollen from spreading
  • Which medicines and therapies can help alleviate allergies
  • When to see a doctor for seasonal allergies
  • The approach of an immunotherapy treatment plan and the two phases of a typical treatment schedule
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