May 2017

Features

Bed-Wetting: Approaches to Nocturnal Enuresis in Children

In the United States, 5 to 7 million children experience isolated bed-wetting at night, clinically known as nocturnal enuresis.

Hypophosphatasia: A Rare Disorder

Hypophosphatasia is a rare genetic metabolic disorder caused by mutations in the tissue nonspecific alkaline phosphatase gene (ALPL) that lead to defective mineralization of the bones and/or teeth.

Managing Lysosomal Acid Lipase Deficiency

When treating a complex genetic disorder like LAL-D, an interdisciplinary team approach can be beneficial and provides the best outcomes for patients.

Whooping Cough (Pertussis)

Pertussis is a significant cause of morbidity and mortality, especially for children aged <2 years, but may also pose a serious medical illness for preteens, teens, and adults.

Clinical News Digest

Contemporary Compounding

Topiramate 20 mg/mL Oral Suspension

This agent helps reduce seizure activity and prevent migraines by acting on several chemicals in the brain.

Editorial

Revisiting Vaccines and Autism

Pharmacists can convey the lack of hard evidence concerning a purported autism and vaccine link.

Pharmacy Focus

Diagnosing and Treating Mononucleosis

Mono most commonly affects those between the ages of 15 to 24 years in the developed world, while in the developing world, people are more often infected in childhood.

TrendWatch

Prevalence of Selected Health Conditions in Children

According to the National Center for Health Statistics, the health status of children aged 5 to 11 years is excellent to very good overall, but 3.2% of children miss 11 or more days of school in a year because of illness or injury.

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