Pediatrics Now: Cases Updates and Discussions for the Busy Pediatric Practitioner

Cases, updates, and discussions for the busy pediatric practitioner brought to you by UT Health San Antonio Host and author Holly Wayment.

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Monday Mar 04, 2024

Below is the CME link along with the info for the podcast from Friday, 2/23.
Due to technical difficulties, we are posting this episode again!  
 
https://cmetracker.net/UTHSCSA/Publisher?page=pubOpen#/getCertificate/10095533
 
How to Identify Sexual Abuse
 
FACULTY:
Dr. Nancy Kellogg, is the Division Chief for Child Abuse Pediatrics at the University of Texas Health Science Center.
 
OVERVIEW:
In this enlightening episode of "Pediatrics Now," host Holly Wayment welcomes Dr. Nancy Kellogg, a respected authority in detecting and reporting child abuse. Dr. Kellogg shares invaluable insights on recognizing abuse signs, the role of Child Protective Services, and the struggles children face when disclosing abuse.
 
Dr. Kellogg talks about sentinel injuries and their relation to young infants who are at the highest risk of life-threatening abuse. This discussion dives into the importance of thorough medical examinations, empathy, and the power of collaboration with CPS. We conclude the episode by highlighting that despite declines in child sexual abuse cases, it remains a silent form of abuse that largely relies on children's disclosures for detection.
 
This thought-provoking episode shifts the conversation towards understanding trauma-informed care, high-risk situations like sleepovers and summer camps, and addressing parents' denial. Dr. Kellogg also provides an inside look into her work at the Center for Miracles, which supports CPS and aids in the fight against child abuse. This episode is a deep dive into the complexities of child sexual abuse and the effective ways to address and prevent it.
 
In an inspiring segment, we share the story of a brave sexual abuse survivor who fought not only for her justice but also sparked a global change in addressing and recognizing sexual violence. This tale of resilience is a beacon of hope for other victims facing similar situations and an illustration of how adversity can be a catalyst for societal change.
 
We wrap up this episode with a focus on children's right to autonomy during checkups, the crucial role of a pediatrician in identifying and responding to sexual abuse, and the rising rates of online-enabled abuse threats. We offer advice on preventive measures, emphasizing the importance of a strong parent-child relationship as a protective tool. Tune in to this enriching episode as we navigate the complexities of child sexual abuse, promote understanding, and advocate for preventive measures.
 
The Center for Miracles: 210-704-3800
 
DISCLOSURES:
Nancy Kellogg, MD has no financial relationships with ineligible companies to disclose.
 
The Pediatric Grand Rounds Planning Committee (Deepak Kamat, MD, PhD, Steven Seidner, MD, Daniel Ranch, MD and Elizabeth Hanson, MD) has no financial relationships with ineligible companies to disclose. 
 
The UT Health Science Center San Antonio and Deepak Kamat, MD course director and content reviewer for the activity, have reviewed all financial disclosure information for all speakers, facilitators, and planning committee members; and determined and resolved all conflicts of interests.
 
CONTINUING MEDICAL EDUCATION STATEMENTS:
The UT Health Science Center San Antonio is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.
 
The UT Health Science Center San Antonio designates this live activity up to a maximum of 1.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
 
CREDITS:AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™ (1.00)Non-Physician Participation Credit (1.00)
 
 

Saturday Mar 02, 2024

A Focused Look at Cancer in Hispanic Children
link for free credit:
https://cmetracker.net/UTHSCSA/Publisher?page=pubOpen#/getCertificate/10095733
From the Conference: Advancing the Science of Cancer in Latinos Feb. 21-23, 2024
 
 
In this podcast episode, Host Holly Wayment from UT Health San Antonio's Department of Pediatrics delves into the critical disparity in healthcare for Hispanic children, particularly in cancer diagnosis and treatment. Recorded at the enlightening conference 'Advancing the Science of Cancer in Latinos' in San Antonio, Texas, this insightful discussion presents hard-hitting research and findings in this crucial area.
This episode sheds light on the troubling survival differences among children and young adults diagnosed with cancer, revealing how the five-year survival rate among Hispanic patients lags compared to their non-Hispanic peers. It emphasizes the high prevalence of cancers like Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia (ALL) and testicular cancer in Hispanic communities, exploring interconnected factors such as ethnicity, geographic origin, and genetic predispositions in tackling this complex issue.
The episode brings us a conference talk by Dr. Allison Grimes, where she delves into the harsh realities of treatment-related toxicities in pediatric cancer, uncovering their root causes, immediate impacts and lasting effects. Highlighting the urgent need for systematic and accurate capture of both short-term and late-term therapy toxicities, the discussion also scrutinizes the preferences for devising treatment plans for improved survival rates.
Focusing on the toxicity effects among pediatric patients, Wayment breaks down the data demonstrating how organ toxicity varies based on age, primary cancer types, and ethnicity. She brings attention to the higher rates of advanced-grade toxicities in Hispanic children and delves into determinants such as pubertal status, socioeconomic status, and specific conditions like Ewing sarcoma and acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL).
The episode also outlines various strategies to reduce toxicity, advocating for a more individualized approach to survivorship care services. Emphasizing the need for supportive care interventions that target treatment toxicities, it unveils a path forward for treating Hispanic children with cancer. The episode winds up with a Q&A segment highlighting the importance of involving survivors in designing survivorship care services, to give a more personalized approach to care.

Friday Feb 16, 2024

The Significance of Early Relational Health
Credit Link:
https://cmetracker.net/UTHSCSA/Publisher?page=pubOpen#/getCertificate/10095525
 
FACULTY:
 
Alice Gong, MD is passionate about early relational health.  A practicing pediatrician for 40 years, and President of the Texas Pediatric Society, Dr. Gong is with the University of Texas Health Science Center and sees patients and University Health Women’s and Children’s Hospital. 
 
OVERVIEW:
In this episode, our host and executive editor Holly Wayment discusses mental health, the significance of early relationships, and the pressing pediatric issues impacting us today with Dr. Alice Gong – President of the Texas Pediatric Society and a neonatology expert. Dr. Gong delves into her wealth of knowledge from over 40 years of practice, emphasizing the value of compassion and strong emotional bonds during infancy for optimal mental health outcomes in life.
Dr. Gong highlights the challenging issue of psychiatric treatment shortages and the ensuing cost implications. She offers insights into her role as co-chair for the Texas Collaborative for Healthy Mothers and Babies, shedding light on important initiatives to improve maternal and newborn health. One such focus is combating the congenital syphilis epidemic in Texas.
Listen in for a rich discussion on the understandings of child behavior and the importance of emotional connections including research into prenatal hormonal impacts on mother-child bonding and the detrimental effects of early development isolation. Gain practical strategies to manage child tantrums and foster healthier relationships with patience-driven approaches and alternatives to traditional disciplinary methods.
In this episode, we look at the Nurture Science Program at Columbia's promising research initiatives, where Dr. Gong actively contributes. This conversation covers the importance of early relationships, emotional resilience, and its role in shaping a healthy future for children. Dive in and join us in exploring parenthood, pediatrics, and the neuroscience behind these crucial relationships.
Here is a link for the WECS:  https://nurturescienceprogram.org/wecs/Link to Promoting first relations program:  https://pfrprogram.org/
The Pediatric Grand Rounds Planning Committee (Deepak Kamat, MD, PhD, Steven Seidner, MD, Daniel Ranch, MD and Elizabeth Hanson, MD) has no financial relationships with ineligible companies to disclose.  
 
The UT Health Science Center San Antonio and Deepak Kamat, MD course director and content reviewer for the activity, have reviewed all financial disclosure information for all speakers, facilitators, and planning committee members; and determined and resolved all conflicts of interests. 
 
CONTINUING MEDICAL EDUCATION STATEMENTS:
The UT Health Science Center San Antonio is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians. 
 
The UT Health Science Center San Antonio designates this live activity up to a maximum of 1.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
 
 
 

Friday Feb 09, 2024

CME Link:         https://cmetracker.net/UTHSCSA/Publisher?page=pubOpen#/getCertificate/10095466
 
Prescribing Balance: Time Management Strategies for 2024
FACULTY:
Dina Tom, MD, is a pediatric hospitalist at University Hospital.  She’s passionate about finding balance and time management strategies and teaches a course on this at the University of Texas Health Science Center.
 
OVERVIEW:
Pediatrics Now Host and Executive Producer Holly Wayment talks with Dina Tom, MD, on how to manage our time effectively while maintaining a healthy work-life balance. Reflecting on concepts from James Clear's highly acclaimed book "Atomic Habits", the conversation underscores the importance of developing habits.
 
Challenging aspects of the medical profession, such as demanding schedules, the expectations of constant availability, and burnout are candidly discussed. Simultaneously, we explore methods to address these challenges by seizing control of your time to accomplish tasks that you truly find meaningful.
 
The episode further chronicles the personal journey of Dr. Tom, a Lozano-Long Presidential Scholar, in juggling her roles as a medical student then, and now, a teaching physician, hospitalist, wife, daughter and mother. We delve into her struggle and success with time management, making this episode a beacon of hope for harmonious personal and professional life.
 
DISCLOSURES:
Dina Tom, MD has no financial relationships with ineligible companies to disclose.
 
The Pediatric Grand Rounds Planning Committee (Deepak Kamat, MD, PhD, Steven Seidner, MD, Daniel Ranch, MD and Elizabeth Hanson, MD) has no financial relationships with ineligible companies to disclose. 
 
The UT Health Science Center San Antonio and Deepak Kamat, MD course director and content reviewer for the activity, have reviewed all financial disclosure information for all speakers, facilitators, and planning committee members; and determined and resolved all conflicts of interests.
 
CONTINUING MEDICAL EDUCATION STATEMENTS:
The UT Health Science Center San Antonio is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.
 
The UT Health Science Center San Antonio designates this live activity up to a maximum of 0.75 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
 
CREDITS:AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™ (0.75)Non-Physician Participation Credit (0.75)
Texas Medical Board of Ethics (0.75)

Fighting Fentanyl

Friday Feb 02, 2024

Friday Feb 02, 2024

Fentanyl Facts
Link for CME Credit:
https://cmetracker.net/UTHSCSA/Publisher?page=pubOpen#/getCertificate/10095454
 
FACULTY:
Glen Medellin, MD, is double boarded in pediatrics and palliative medicine.  He sees patients at University Hospital
 
 
OVERVIEW:
Pediatrics Now Podcast host Holly Wayment talks with Glen Medillin,  a fentanyl expert at the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio.  Wayment and Medillin delve into the alarming fentanyl crisis,  with a special focus on its devastating effects on children
Medellin shares staggering information about the spike in fentanyl-related deaths among children and young adults and offers important insights on how to confront this critical issue. He stresses the essential role of education about the perils of fentanyl and encourages pediatric practitioners to use specific screening tools
to assess teenagers for potential risk of substance abuse disorders.
The podcast emphasizes the role of mental health professionals and substance abuse therapy programs in supporting at-risk individuals. It also provides valuable information about resources available for affected families, including public helplines, crisis centers, and government programs.
The episode further investigates the causes of substance use disorders, particularly opioid usage, in teenagers. It highlights the potentially fatal nature of fentanyl, a synthetic opioid, due to its potency and undetectable presence. The dangers of over-the-counter medications and the importance of proper medication practices are discussed, with an emphasis on the risk of unintentional overdosing.
The conversation concludes with Dr. Medellin sharing his passion for palliative care and the importance of self-care for healthcare practitioners. His uplifting message underscores the need for a balanced life, emphasizing that despite the challenges professionals face, commitment and enthusiasm, paired with good self-care, can help them overcome any hurdles.
 
 

Friday Jan 26, 2024

How to Work Through a Clinical Ethics Problem: One Ethicist's Approach
(Grand Rounds Talk for MOC or Ethics Credit!)
https://cmetracker.net/UTHSCSA/Publisher?page=pubOpen#/getCertificate/10095284
In this new episode of the Ethics Credit Podcast, Host Holly Wayment brings us neonatology veteran Dr. Brian S. Carter.  In this grand rounds talk, he leads a captivating discussion on the nuanced aspects of pediatric bioethics. He explores the challenging scenarios in neonatology, the complex interaction between pediatric autonomy, parental authority, and virtues, and the dynamic role parents play in the decision-making process.
Dr. Carter shares practical examples underlining the importance of empathy, shared decision-making, and understanding patients' narratives in ethical healthcare. In addition, he delves into critical challenges in perinatal health care ethics, particularly the debated concept of periviability. The episode highlights the significance of an ethically sound approach in pediatric practice, enlightening listeners about myriad ethical considerations in child health care.
FACULTY:
Brian S. Carter, MD, Interim Director, Children’s Mercy Bioethics Center and Division of Neonatology, Children’s Mercy Hospital. He is an academic neonatologist who has been in practice for 40 years.
 
OVERVIEW:
Pediatrics Now Podcast host Holly Wayment presents Brian S. Carter, MD talk regarding how to work through a clinical ethics problem.
 
DISCLOSURES:
Brian S. Carter, MD has no financial relationships with ineligible companies to disclose.
 
The Pediatric Grand Rounds Planning Committee (Deepak Kamat, MD, PhD, Steven Seidner, MD, Daniel Ranch, MD and Elizabeth Hanson, MD) has no financial relationships with ineligible companies to disclose. 
 
The UT Health Science Center San Antonio and Deepak Kamat, MD course director and content reviewer for the activity, have reviewed all financial disclosure information for all speakers, facilitators, and planning committee members; and determined and resolved all conflicts of interests.
 
CONTINUING MEDICAL EDUCATION STATEMENTS:
The UT Health Science Center San Antonio is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.
 
The UT Health Science Center San Antonio designates this live activity up to a maximum of 1.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
 
CREDITS:AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™ (1.00)Non-Physician Participation Credit (1.00)
Texas Medical Board of Ethics (1.00)
MOC 2 credit (1.00)
 
 

Saturday Jan 20, 2024

CME link:          https://cmetracker.net/UTHSCSA/Publisher?page=pubOpen#/getCertificate/10095275
ADHD Update: When Will the Drug Shortage End? What to Do
FACULTY:
Giancarlo Ferruzzi, MD, Associate Clinical Professor of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at the University of Texas Health Science Center. He’s been a child psychiatrist for 30 years. 
 
OVERVIEW:
Pediatrics Now Podcast host Holly Wayment interviews Giancarlo Ferruzzi, MD about the ADHD drug shortage and solutions for pediatric practitioners and their patients. Dr. Ferrruzzi and Wayment also talk about CPAN, plus the reason for an uptick in adolescents with facial tics.
Don't forget to tell your patients about our new podcast for parents! Pediatrics Now for Parents: Health News in Small Bites for the Busy Parent.  One less topic you have to cover in the exam room! www.pediatricsnowforparents.com
 
 
DISCLOSURES:
Giancarlo Ferruzzi, MD has no financial relationships with ineligible companies to disclose.
 
The Pediatric Grand Rounds Planning Committee (Deepak Kamat, MD, PhD, Steven Seidner, MD, Daniel Ranch, MD and Elizabeth Hanson, MD) has no financial relationships with ineligible companies to disclose. 
 
The UT Health Science Center San Antonio and Deepak Kamat, MD course director and content reviewer for the activity, have reviewed all financial disclosure information for all speakers, facilitators, and planning committee members; and determined and resolved all conflicts of interests.
 
CONTINUING MEDICAL EDUCATION STATEMENTS:
The UT Health Science Center San Antonio is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.
 
The UT Health Science Center San Antonio designates this live activity up to a maximum of 1.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
 
CREDITS:AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™ (1.00)Non-Physician Participation Credit (1.00)
 
 

Friday Jan 12, 2024

MOC link coming soon!
40 Years in Childhood Tuberculosis: My How Things Have Changed!
FACULTY:
Jeffrey R. Starke, MD, is a Professor of Pediatrics at Baylor College of Medicine in Houston, Texas.
 
OVERVIEW:
Pediatrics Now Podcast host Holly Wayment brings us a talk with Jeffrey R. Starke, MD about 40 years in childhood tuberculosis and how things have changed.  Dr. Starke’s major area of study has been tuberculosis in children, having cared for over 1,100 children with TB disease. He has also authored over 170 papers and given over 100 national and international presentations on childhood tuberculosis,
 
DISCLOSURES:Jeffrey R. Starke, MD has no financial relationships with ineligible companies to disclose.
 
The Pediatric Grand Rounds Planning Committee (Deepak Kamat, MD, PhD, Steven Seidner, MD, Daniel Ranch, MD and Elizabeth Hanson, MD) has no financial relationships with ineligible companies to disclose. 
 
The UT Health Science Center San Antonio and Deepak Kamat, MD course director and content reviewer for the activity, have reviewed all financial disclosure information for all speakers, facilitators, and planning committee members; and determined and resolved all conflicts of interests.
 
CONTINUING MEDICAL EDUCATION STATEMENTS:
The UT Health Science Center San Antonio is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.
 
The UT Health Science Center San Antonio designates this live activity up to a maximum of 1.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
 

Saturday Jan 06, 2024

CME Link:        https://cmetracker.net/UTHSCSA/Publisher?page=pubOpen#/getCertificate/10095236
Weight Loss Drugs for Kids: Our Wellness Doctor Weighs In 
FACULTY:
Luisa Rodriguez, MD, is a Professor of Endocrinology at UT Health San Antonio and University Health.
 
OVERVIEW:
Pediatrics Now Podcast host Holly Wayment talks with Luisa Rodriguez, MD about the new weight loss drugs for kids. Dr. Rodriguez sees patients at University Health’s Texas Diabetes Institute.
 
DISCLOSURES:Luisa Rodriguez, MD has no financial relationships with ineligible companies to disclose.
 
The Pediatric Grand Rounds Planning Committee (Deepak Kamat, MD, PhD, Steven Seidner, MD, Daniel Ranch, MD and Elizabeth Hanson, MD) has no financial relationships with ineligible companies to disclose. 
 
The UT Health Science Center San Antonio and Deepak Kamat, MD course director and content reviewer for the activity, have reviewed all financial disclosure information for all speakers, facilitators, and planning committee members; and determined and resolved all conflicts of interests.
 
CONTINUING MEDICAL EDUCATION STATEMENTS:
The UT Health Science Center San Antonio is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.
 
The UT Health Science Center San Antonio designates this live activity up to a maximum of 1.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
 
CREDITS:AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™ (1.00)Non-Physician Participation Credit (1.00)
 

Friday Dec 29, 2023

CME Link:        https://cmetracker.net/UTHSCSA/Publisher?page=pubOpen#/getCertificate/10095153
When to Worry: Perspective from a Pediatric Cardiologist
FACULTY:
Ginnie Abarbanell, MD, is a Professor of Cardiology at UT Health San Antonio and University Health.
 
OVERVIEW:Pediatrics Now Podcast host Holly Wayment talks with Ginnie Abarbanell, MD about syncopy and chest pain. Dr. Abarbanell sees patients at UT Health San Antonio's clinic in the medical center and in Stone Oak at the Baptist Hospital atrium in San Antonio, : 210-450-7334, fax 210-450-2124.  She also sees patients at University Hospital. Practitioners with cardiology questions or needing help getting a patient in, call 210-436-9933.
 
DISCLOSURES:Ginnie Abarbanell, MD has no financial relationships with ineligible companies to disclose.
 
The Pediatric Grand Rounds Planning Committee (Deepak Kamat, MD, PhD, Steven Seidner, MD, Daniel Ranch, MD and Elizabeth Hanson, MD) has no financial relationships with ineligible companies to disclose. 
 
The UT Health Science Center San Antonio and Deepak Kamat, MD course director and content reviewer for the activity, have reviewed all financial disclosure information for all speakers, facilitators, and planning committee members; and determined and resolved all conflicts of interests.
 
CONTINUING MEDICAL EDUCATION STATEMENTS:
The UT Health Science Center San Antonio is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.
 
The UT Health Science Center San Antonio designates this live activity up to a maximum of 0.50 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
 
CREDITS:AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™ (0.50)Non-Physician Participation Credit (0.50)
 

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Host and Author Holly Wayment talks to experts about timely topics for pediatric practitioners for free credit that can include CME, MOC and ethics credit. Topics include compassion, up-to-date treatments,  how to connect with patients and how to fight burnout plus  have more empathy.

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