"Clinical Cases in Pediatric & Adolescent Gynecology," an educational CD-ROM co-developed by Marc Laufer, MD, chief of Gynecology, will soon be distributed to all 271 OB/GYN residency programs in the United States. The content is intended to fill the gap in pediatric training among these programs, many of which operate without a set curriculum and see only a small pediatric population. Dozens of
topics, ranging from congenital anomalies of the reproductive tract to breast masses, are presented for gynecologists, pediatricians, adolescent medicine
specialists, family practitioners, nurses
Buy a copy: acog.org
This spring, Massachusetts governor
Deval Patrick signed into law, legislation requiring children who outgrow child safety seats to be secured in booster seats when in a vehicle. The law applies to children up to age 8, or 4'9" in height and took effect in July.
Q&A: Booster seats:
Children's Program to Enhance Relational and Communication Skills (PERCS),
part of the hospital's Institute for
Professionalism and Ethical Practice,
has partnered with San Paolo Hospital
in Milan, Italy, to establish the first
international PERCS program. The Italian partners drew on Children's expertise to develop a training program designed to
improve its staff's communication skills and relational abilities, and focused on
difficult conversations in emergency medicine and critical care. Also, over the next few years, PERCS will assist in the development of a simulator program at
the Meyer Children's Hospital in Florence.
On September 16 at 2 p.m. EDT,
urologists at Children's will perform
intravesical ureteral reimplantation using robotic-assisted surgery during a live
Webcast. The clinical team, including Alan Retik, MD, FAAP, FACS, urologist-in-chief, Joseph Borer, MD, co-director, Center for Robotic Surgery, and Hiep Nguyen, MD, co-director, Center for
Robotic Surgery, will answer e-mail
questions from viewers.
Check it out:
Adolescent Health Care:
A Practical Guide
With Children's editors Catherine Gordon, MD, MSc, and
Elizabeth Woods, MD, MPH, of
Children's Division of Adolescent/Young Adult
This handbook has been updated for its fifth edition and is the most widely read textbook of adolescent medicine. New chapters cover psychosomatic illness and complementary medicine, and the substance abuse section has been completely reorganized. Each chapter lists Web sites where
professionals, teenagers and parents can find up-to-date information.
Nutrition in Pediatrics
By Children's gastroenterologists Christopher
Duggan, MD, MPH, and John Watkins, MD, and W. Allan Walker, MD.
This pediatric nutrition guide includes material on epidemiology, food safety and international nutrition.
Manual of Pediatric Therapeutics
By John Graef, MD, of the
Department of Medicine, Joseph Wolfsdorf, MB, BCh, clinical
Endocrinology, and David Greenes, MD, assistant in
This reference offers patient
management guidelines based on
the clinical experience at Children's.