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Every generation strives to make the lives of our children happier, healthier and more productive. From cases of otitis media and current lipid management strategies, to the latest treatment options for traumatic brain injury, and the manifestation of rare chromosomal abnormalities, ReachMD explores the realm of children's health with a balanced lineup of leading medical experts in pediatrics and adolescent medicine. Join us to learn more!

Latest Episodes

Assessing the Correlation Between Perianal Fistula Healing & Trough Levels of Infliximab in Children with IBD

Host: Alka Goyal, MD Higher Postinduction Infliximab Serum Trough Levels Are Associated With Healing of Fistulizing Perianal Crohn’s Disease in Children. Wael El-Matary, MD, MSc Thomas D Walters, MD Hien Q Huynh, MDJennifer deBruyn, MD David R Mack, MD Kevan Jacobson, MD Mary E Sherlock, MDPeter Church, MD Eytan Wine, MD, PhD Matthew W Carroll, MD, Eric I Benchimol, MD, PhD Sally Lawrence, MD Anne M Griffiths, MD Background: There is some evidence in adults that higher serum infliximab (IFX) levels are needed to adequately treat fistulizing perianal Crohn's disease (CD). However, data in children are lacking. We aimed to determine postinduction serum trough IFX levels that are associated with healing of fistulizing perianal CD (PCD) at week 24. Methods: In a multicenter inception cohort study, consecutive children younger than age 17 years with fistulizing perianal CD treated with IFX between April 2014 and June 2017 who had serum trough IFX titers measured before the fourth infusi...

--2019 JUN 19
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Assessing the Correlation Between Perianal Fistula Healing & Trough Levels of Infliximab in Children with IBD

The Lasting Effects of Childhood Sexual Abuse: Fighting the Lifelong Battle

Host: Brian P. McDonough, MD, FAAFP Guest: Teresa Gil, PhD Since about 21 million mothers in America experienced sexual abuse in their childhood, there’s a good chance that some of these women are our patients. So as their physicians, how can we provide them with the best possible care as they continue to cope with the lifelong effects of sexual abuse? That’s what Dr. Brian McDonough explores with Dr. Teresa Gil, author of Women Who Were Sexually Abused as Children: Mothering, Resilience, and Protecting the Next Generation.

--2019 MAY 31
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The Lasting Effects of Childhood Sexual Abuse: Fighting the Lifelong Battle

Preventing TB: Who & How to Screen

Guest: Masae Kawamura, MD Tuberculosis (TB) takes a life every 18 seconds…but you can play a part in putting a stop to the spread of this infectious disease by adopting screening best practices. Here to run down who and how you should screen for TB is Dr. Masae Kawamura, Qiagen’s Senior Director of Scientific and Medical Affairs.

--2019 JAN 24
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Preventing TB: Who & How to Screen

TB Screening Strategies: Is It Time to Update Our Approach?

Host: John J. Russell, MD Guest: Lee Reichman, MD, MPH To help us understand how primary care physicians can lead the way in proactively identifying and treating patients at high risk for TB, we caught up with Dr. Lee Reichman, Founding Executive Director of the Rutgers Global Tuberculosis Institute and Professor of Medicine and Epidemiology at Rutgers New Jersey Medical School.

--2018 DEC 21
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TB Screening Strategies: Is It Time to Update Our Approach?

The Role of Primary Care in Eliminating TB

Guest: Scott Lindquist, MD, MPH Primary care physicians play a critical role in eliminating TB, which is why they need to know who they should screen for TB and how. Join Dr. Scott Lindquist, state epidemiologist for communicable diseases and Deputy Health Officer for Washington State, as he explains the importance of risk-based TB screening and the testing methods that are appropriate for these patients.

--2018 DEC 16
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The Role of Primary Care in Eliminating TB

Why Has the Prevalence Rate of Autism Tripled in Recent Years?

Host: Paul Rokuskie Did you know that in just 10 years, the national prevalence rate for autism spectrum disorder (ASD) has nearly tripled, going from 1 in 166 to 1 in 59? Or that 2 percent of the US population under the age of 18 now carries a diagnosis of ASD? Join Paul Rokuskie as he speaks with Dr. Stuart Shapira, Associate Director for Science at CDC’s National Center on Birth Defects and Developmental Disabilities, about these and other findings from the 2018 study regarding prevalence rates for ASD.

--2018 JUL 2
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Why Has the Prevalence Rate of Autism Tripled in Recent Years?

What is the Economic Impact of Autism Spectrum Disorder?

Host: Paul Rokuskie Guest: David S. Mandell, ScD As prevalence rates for autism spectrum disorder (ASD) increase, so do economic costs. On average, medical expenditures for individuals with an ASD were 4 to 6 times greater than those without an ASD. Join Paul Rokuskie and his guest Dr. David Mandell, Associate Director of the Center for Autism Research at the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, as they dive into the economic impact of ASD.

--2018 JUL 2
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What is the Economic Impact of Autism Spectrum Disorder?

Autism: The Critical Importance of Early, Individualized Diagnosis

Host: Paul Rokuskie As diagnostic information becomes more readily available, the importance of early diagnosis cannot be underestimated when it comes to helping those with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) and their families. Join Paul Rokuskie and his guest Dr. Stuart Shapira, Associate Director for Science at CDC’s National Center on Birth Defects and Developmental Disabilities, as they discuss the diagnosis criteria for ASD.

--2018 JUN 27
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Autism: The Critical Importance of Early, Individualized Diagnosis

Impacts of Prolonged Screen Time on Children's Health

Host: Jennifer Caudle, DO Guest: Sarah E. Domoff, PhD To address the growing issue of prolonged screen time and media use among children, Dr. Jennifer Caudle speaks with Dr. Sarah Domoff, Director of the Family Health Lab at Central Michigan University, about the tools available to help physicians identify and curb screen addiction.

--2018 JUN 7
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Impacts of Prolonged Screen Time on Children's Health

Is the Rise of Allergies Due to Missing Gut Microbiomes?

Host: Brian P. McDonough, MD, FAAFP Guest: Tanya Altmann, MD To investigate the concerning rise in both asthma and allergies in children, Dr. Brian McDonough is joined by Dr. Tanya Altmann, pediatrician and Editor in Chief of the American Academy of Pediatrics parenting books, to discuss why a missing component of the gut microbiome may be the potential cause and how nutrition and probiotics play a vital role in a child's growth and development.

--2018 MAY 24
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Is the Rise of Allergies Due to Missing Gut Microbiomes?

Latest Episodes

Assessing the Correlation Between Perianal Fistula Healing & Trough Levels of Infliximab in Children with IBD

Host: Alka Goyal, MD Higher Postinduction Infliximab Serum Trough Levels Are Associated With Healing of Fistulizing Perianal Crohn’s Disease in Children. Wael El-Matary, MD, MSc Thomas D Walters, MD Hien Q Huynh, MDJennifer deBruyn, MD David R Mack, MD Kevan Jacobson, MD Mary E Sherlock, MDPeter Church, MD Eytan Wine, MD, PhD Matthew W Carroll, MD, Eric I Benchimol, MD, PhD Sally Lawrence, MD Anne M Griffiths, MD Background: There is some evidence in adults that higher serum infliximab (IFX) levels are needed to adequately treat fistulizing perianal Crohn's disease (CD). However, data in children are lacking. We aimed to determine postinduction serum trough IFX levels that are associated with healing of fistulizing perianal CD (PCD) at week 24. Methods: In a multicenter inception cohort study, consecutive children younger than age 17 years with fistulizing perianal CD treated with IFX between April 2014 and June 2017 who had serum trough IFX titers measured before the fourth infusi...

--2019 JUN 19
Comments
Assessing the Correlation Between Perianal Fistula Healing & Trough Levels of Infliximab in Children with IBD

The Lasting Effects of Childhood Sexual Abuse: Fighting the Lifelong Battle

Host: Brian P. McDonough, MD, FAAFP Guest: Teresa Gil, PhD Since about 21 million mothers in America experienced sexual abuse in their childhood, there’s a good chance that some of these women are our patients. So as their physicians, how can we provide them with the best possible care as they continue to cope with the lifelong effects of sexual abuse? That’s what Dr. Brian McDonough explores with Dr. Teresa Gil, author of Women Who Were Sexually Abused as Children: Mothering, Resilience, and Protecting the Next Generation.

--2019 MAY 31
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The Lasting Effects of Childhood Sexual Abuse: Fighting the Lifelong Battle

Preventing TB: Who & How to Screen

Guest: Masae Kawamura, MD Tuberculosis (TB) takes a life every 18 seconds…but you can play a part in putting a stop to the spread of this infectious disease by adopting screening best practices. Here to run down who and how you should screen for TB is Dr. Masae Kawamura, Qiagen’s Senior Director of Scientific and Medical Affairs.

--2019 JAN 24
Comments
Preventing TB: Who & How to Screen

TB Screening Strategies: Is It Time to Update Our Approach?

Host: John J. Russell, MD Guest: Lee Reichman, MD, MPH To help us understand how primary care physicians can lead the way in proactively identifying and treating patients at high risk for TB, we caught up with Dr. Lee Reichman, Founding Executive Director of the Rutgers Global Tuberculosis Institute and Professor of Medicine and Epidemiology at Rutgers New Jersey Medical School.

--2018 DEC 21
Comments
TB Screening Strategies: Is It Time to Update Our Approach?

The Role of Primary Care in Eliminating TB

Guest: Scott Lindquist, MD, MPH Primary care physicians play a critical role in eliminating TB, which is why they need to know who they should screen for TB and how. Join Dr. Scott Lindquist, state epidemiologist for communicable diseases and Deputy Health Officer for Washington State, as he explains the importance of risk-based TB screening and the testing methods that are appropriate for these patients.

--2018 DEC 16
Comments
The Role of Primary Care in Eliminating TB

Why Has the Prevalence Rate of Autism Tripled in Recent Years?

Host: Paul Rokuskie Did you know that in just 10 years, the national prevalence rate for autism spectrum disorder (ASD) has nearly tripled, going from 1 in 166 to 1 in 59? Or that 2 percent of the US population under the age of 18 now carries a diagnosis of ASD? Join Paul Rokuskie as he speaks with Dr. Stuart Shapira, Associate Director for Science at CDC’s National Center on Birth Defects and Developmental Disabilities, about these and other findings from the 2018 study regarding prevalence rates for ASD.

--2018 JUL 2
Comments
Why Has the Prevalence Rate of Autism Tripled in Recent Years?

What is the Economic Impact of Autism Spectrum Disorder?

Host: Paul Rokuskie Guest: David S. Mandell, ScD As prevalence rates for autism spectrum disorder (ASD) increase, so do economic costs. On average, medical expenditures for individuals with an ASD were 4 to 6 times greater than those without an ASD. Join Paul Rokuskie and his guest Dr. David Mandell, Associate Director of the Center for Autism Research at the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, as they dive into the economic impact of ASD.

--2018 JUL 2
Comments
What is the Economic Impact of Autism Spectrum Disorder?

Autism: The Critical Importance of Early, Individualized Diagnosis

Host: Paul Rokuskie As diagnostic information becomes more readily available, the importance of early diagnosis cannot be underestimated when it comes to helping those with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) and their families. Join Paul Rokuskie and his guest Dr. Stuart Shapira, Associate Director for Science at CDC’s National Center on Birth Defects and Developmental Disabilities, as they discuss the diagnosis criteria for ASD.

--2018 JUN 27
Comments
Autism: The Critical Importance of Early, Individualized Diagnosis

Impacts of Prolonged Screen Time on Children's Health

Host: Jennifer Caudle, DO Guest: Sarah E. Domoff, PhD To address the growing issue of prolonged screen time and media use among children, Dr. Jennifer Caudle speaks with Dr. Sarah Domoff, Director of the Family Health Lab at Central Michigan University, about the tools available to help physicians identify and curb screen addiction.

--2018 JUN 7
Comments
Impacts of Prolonged Screen Time on Children's Health

Is the Rise of Allergies Due to Missing Gut Microbiomes?

Host: Brian P. McDonough, MD, FAAFP Guest: Tanya Altmann, MD To investigate the concerning rise in both asthma and allergies in children, Dr. Brian McDonough is joined by Dr. Tanya Altmann, pediatrician and Editor in Chief of the American Academy of Pediatrics parenting books, to discuss why a missing component of the gut microbiome may be the potential cause and how nutrition and probiotics play a vital role in a child's growth and development.

--2018 MAY 24
Comments
Is the Rise of Allergies Due to Missing Gut Microbiomes?
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