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July 1, 2020
In this our 16th COVID-19 podcast, we will delve into the return to school guidance that both Children’s Hospital Colorado and the American Academy of Pediatrics have released and talk about how pediatricians can be advocates for the safe return to in-person learning in their communities. When schools across the United States halted in-person learning because of COVID-19 this Spring, many of us never predicted that students would remain in a remote learning status for the remainder of the school year. As school districts and teachers worked tirelessly to utilize all resources at their disposal, it became apparent that virtual learning was not an ideal education setting. From the lack of learning equity and access to critical services for many students to mental health impacts, many educators and pediatricians began talking about the importance of in-person learning resuming in some fashion for fall 2020.  Today we are joined by returning guest Sean O’Leary, MD. Sean is an infectious disease physician at Children’s Colorado and Director of the Colorado Pediatric Practice-Based Research Network. And we are happy to welcome Heidi Baskfield, JD to the podcast. Heidi is a lawyer by training and the Vice President of Population Health and Advocacy at Children's Hospital Colorado. COVID-19 Return to School Risk-Based Guide from Children's Hospital Colorado COVID-19 Planning Considerations: Guidance For School Re-Entry from the AAP Do you have thoughts about today's episode or suggestions for a future topic? Write to us, chartingpediatrics@childrenscolorado.org 
June 26, 2020
Months of progress in the United States has been overshadowed this week by a resurgence of COVID-19 cases, with areas of the South and West experiencing their first strong wave of cases. Earlier this week Texas Children’s Hospital announced they are admitting adult patients to help with surge capacity in Houston. As pediatric providers, we are considering ongoing PPE preparedness for an unknown future, what the latest literature is telling us about the virus in kids and what a vaccine or treatment option might look like. In this our 15th COVID-19 podcast, we will delve into these topics and more as we unpack what we’ve learned about COVID-19 in pediatrics with Dr. Sam Dominguez. Today we are fortunate to be joined once again by my un-official Charting Pediatrics co-host, Sam Dominguez, MD. Sam is a pediatric infectious diseases physician at Children’s Hospital Colorado and Professor of Pediatrics and Infectious Diseases at the University of Colorado School of Medicine. COVID-19 Risk/Benefit Gauge from the Colorado Department of Public Health & Environment   Do you have thoughts about today's episode or suggestions for a future topic? Write to us, chartingpediatrics@childrenscolorado.org 
June 18, 2020
Across our organization, our Children’s Hospital Colorado team members have engaged in dialogue about the institutional origins of systemic racism, the targeted injustices that continue in Black communities, and the ways our social structures produce disparities in education, housing, economics, and health. Today we want to bring this conversation to the podcast and talk about the opportunity our pediatric provider community has in turning the passion of these conversations into progress by providing positive impact to equity in pediatric medicine. In this moment, it is necessary for us all to demonstrate clarity, courage and fortitude to address these long-standing injustices. Today our guest is Brandi Freeman, MD. Dr. Freeman is a pediatrician at the Children’s Colorado Child Health Clinic and Assistant Professor of Pediatrics at the University of Colorado School of Medicine. She is an advocate for Diversity and Inclusion in the Health Professions workforce.
June 11, 2020
As communities begin to emerge from stay-at-home orders, the question of return to sports and recreation is on the minds of many. While professional and collegiate sports may take longer to resume play and allow spectators in the stands, youth sports organizations are hopeful that they may be able to lead the way in restoring a sense of normalcy to everyday life. Given the unprecedented circumstances posed by the COVID-19 pandemic, there is no clear prescription for success, but guidance is emerging to help shape the re-opening of youth sports. In this our 14th COVID-19 podcast, we will discuss those considerations and guidance with Julie Wilson, MD and Aubrey Armento, MD. Dr. Wilson has joined us on Season 1 and 2 of the podcast to discuss the topic of concussion management – she serves as Club Outreach Medical Director of the Children’s CO Sports Medicine Center and is an Assistant Professor of Orthopedics and Pediatrics at the University of Colorado School of Medicine. Dr. Armento is a Primary Care Sports Medicine Physician at Children’s Sports Medicine Center and Assistant Professor of Orthopedics at the University of Colorado School of Medicine. Resources Mentioned in this Episode: Aspen Institute Project Play Return to Play COVID-19 Risk Assessment Tool CDC Considerations for Youth Sports NFHS Guidance for Opening up High School Athletics and Activities A Game Plan for the Resumption of Sport and Exercise after Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) Infection Cardiac Considerations for Athletes with COVID-19 from the Pediatric Sports Medicine Podcast with Dr. Mark Halstead Do you have thoughts about today's episode or suggestions for a future topic? Write to us, chartingpediatrics@childrenscolorado.org 
June 9, 2020
Clinical effectiveness seeks to answer the question “What works?” in healthcare; what are the best ways to prevent, diagnose and treat diseases in children? Today we are going to talk with Lalit Bajaj, MD, MPH/MPSH and dive in to clinical effectiveness and look at how those practices are be applied here at Children’s Colorado and beyond and the impact of this work to the primary care setting. Dr. Bajaj is a Pediatric Emergency Medicine Physician, Professor of Pediatrics and Emergency Medicine at the University of Colorado School of Medicine, and Director of Clinical Effectiveness at Children’s Hospital Colorado. Pediatric Clinical Pathways Do you have thoughts about today's episode or suggestions for a future topic? Write to us, chartingpediatrics@childrenscolorado.org This episode was recorded prior to COVID-19.
June 2, 2020
We are privileged to have John Barnard, MD join us on the podcast today to discuss exciting pediatric research breakthroughs in fields of genomics, gene therapy, and more. Dr. Barnard is from Nationwide Children’s Hospital where he serves as the chief of Pediatrics, president of The Research Institute and holds the Ann I. Wolfe Endowed Chair in Pediatric Research Leadership. He is also the chair of the Department of Pediatrics and professor of Pediatrics, Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition at The Ohio State University College of Medicine.  This episode was recorded prior to the COVID-19 pandemic. Do you have thoughts about today's episode or suggestions for a future topic? Write to us, chartingpediatrics@childrenscolorado.org 
May 21, 2020
In this episode we cover the COVID-19 global pandemic, en Español with Edwin Asturias, MD. Dr. Asturias is part of the Infectious Disease Team and Director for Latin America at Children’s Colorado and Professor of Pediatrics & Infectious Diseases at the University of Colorado School of Medicine. Dr. Asturias is headed for Guatemala on May 24 to become their Presidential Commissioner for the COVID-19 Response. Do you have thoughts about today's episode or suggestions for a future topic? Write to us, chartingpediatrics@childrenscolorado.org 
May 19, 2020
Register for our Weekly COVID-19 Town Hall, 5/21 from 6-7 p.m. MST The COVID-19 Pandemic has presented unprecedented challenges to maintaining healthy habits and healthy weight for our patients and families. We know that kids tend to loose structure and gain excess weight in the summer – we saw this prior to COVID-19 and we are now facing the most stressful and unpredictable summer of our lifetime. In this our 12th COVID-19 podcast, we will discuss healthy routines for pediatricians to discuss with patients and parents in their practice to help protect and preserve healthy habits and weight.   Today we are fortunate to be joined by Matt Haemer, MD and Richard Boles, PhD of our Clinical Nutrition Team at Children’s Hospital Colorado. Dr. Haemer helps to lead the nutrition team at Children’s Hospital Colorado and is Associate Professor of Pediatrics and Nutrition at the University of Colorado School of Medicine. Dr. Boles is psychologist with the Clinical Nutrition Team at Children’s and Associate Professor of Pediatrics and Nutrition at the University of Colorado School of Medicine. Key Points The habits that help kids maintain healthy weight during the COVID19 pandemic are the same habits that help with mental health, good school performance, and healthy peer relationships. By focusing on the healthy routines we’ll talk about today, pediatricians can support parents as they help their children achieve all these goals. Lifestyle Medicine Psychologist Richard Boles PhD offers practical advice that pediatricians can share with families to help maintain healthy habits during this very challenging time. Pediatricians play a critical role in helping parents to promote healthy habits. They can help parents realize when a child’s weight gain is unhealthy, offer brief follow-up counseling to help families set goals for lifestyle change, refer families for extra help when needed, and share  resources like those below.  A primary care provider can make a single referral to Children’s Hospital Colorado’s Lifestyle Medicine Program to address any and all medical problems from excess weight that a child may have, or to help children prevent these medical problems at any age. You can reach any of the Lifestyle Medicine team for consult or referral via OneCall, 720-777-3999. Fitness: Children's Hospital Colorado's Lifestyle Medicine Exercise Physiologist, Michael Witten MS has compiled a variety of fitness videos that kids of different ages and fitness levels can do at home, maybe with their parents! Subscribe to the CHCO Wellness Center gym Youtube channel: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLpuAXaEwLGbpvi_sqs9ZdhUJchqVGInP2   Nutrition and Food Resources  The Food Bank of the Rockies has an updated list of all the food banks and food distribution sites: https://www.foodbankrockies.org/emergency-assistance/ Our dietitians recommend families try kid-friendly healthy recipes from the CHOP CHOP website: https://www.chopchopfamily.org/recipes/  Food preparation videos from the professional society of Registered Dietitians: https://www.eatright.org/food/planning-and-prep/cooking-tips-and-trends/basics-of-meal-prepping Shopping and meal preparation tips to save money on healthy food from Cooking Matters, an organization dedicated to reducing food insecurity for families with kids: http://cookingmatters.org/tips Psychology and Mental health: American Psychological Association: tips on learning at home, supporting play, and parenting in the era of COVID-19:  https://www.apa.org/topics/covid-19/parenting-caregiving Children’s Hospital Colorado has recommendations to help pediatricians and parents talk with children about the pandemic: https://www.childrenscolorado.org/conditions-and-advice/coronavirus-covid19-resources-updates/  Do you have thoughts about today's episode or suggestions for a future topic? Write to us, chartingpediatrics@childrenscolorado.org 
May 16, 2020
Register for our weekly Provider Town Hall During COVID-19, May 21 from 6-7 p.m. MST. In recent weeks, there has been an outbreak of severe Kawasaki-like disease at the Italian epicenter of the SARS-CoV2 epidemic and as of May 12, the state of New York Health Department had identified 102 kids with potential infection. Up to this point, our pediatric population had seen a relatively mild disease course during this pandemic, but these recent developments have captured the attention of pediatricians, parents and the global news media. Yesterday the CDC officially named this the Multisystem Inflammatory Syndrome in Children, Associated with COVID-19. In this, our 13th COVID-19 podcast we will cover the clinical presentation of MIS-C, how it differs from Kawasaki’s and what the early literature is saying. Sam Dominguez, MD, PhD, is an Infectious Disease physician at Children's Colorado and Associate Professor of Pediatrics at the University of Colorado School of Medicine. Todd Carpenter, MD, is Director of the Pediatric Intensive Care Unity at Children's Colorado and Professor of Pediatrics at the University of Colorado School of Medicine.  
May 13, 2020
In this our 11th COVID-19 podcast, we will discuss clinical considerations for women and babies in the era of COVID-19 with Jessica Cataldi, MD and Erica Wymore, MD.   Join us for this week's Provider Town Hall, Thursday, May 14 from 6-7 p.m. MST: https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/5938843139417544973 The global pandemic has impacted every area of life, including the considerations and concerns that new mothers have bringing their babies into the world – will they be able to have a partner’s support in their birthing room? Is it safe to breastfeed their baby if they, the new mother, test positive for SARS-CoV2? Should any family or friends be allowed around the baby? Is it safe to bring the baby in for routine checkups and well-child care in the middle of the pandemic? There are many questions that surround this special and critical time in a new mother and baby’s life.  Dr. Cataldi is a pediatric infectious disease physician at Children’s Colorado and is Assistant Professor of Pediatrics and Infectious Diseases at the University of Colorado School of Medicine. Dr. Wymore is a neonatologist at Children’s Colorado and Assistant Professor of Pediatrics and Neonatology at the University of Colorado School of Medicine. https://perinatalcovid19.org/neoclear/  
May 5, 2020
Join us for our weekly Virtual Town Hall for Providers during COVID-19, Thursdays from 6-7 p.m. MST In this, our 10th COVID-19 podcast, we will have a case discussion around functional and high-yield adult medicine topics that might be useful for pediatricians helping to care for adult patients in the middle of this pandemic. You can go back and listen to our previous coverage on the COVID-19 Pandemic on Season 3 of the podcast. Today we are fortunate to be joined by Dr. Aaron Manning and Dr. Steven Humphrey. Steven is a pediatric hospitalist at Children’s Hospital Colorado and Instructor of Pediatrics at the University of Colorado School of Medicine. Aaron is also a pediatric hospitalist at Children’s Colorado and is Assistant Professor of Hospital Medicine at the University of Colorado School of Medicine. POPCoRN (Pediatric Overflow Planning Contingency Response Network): https://www.popcornetwork.org/. This site is a multi-institutional collaboration that was created during the COVID-19 pandemic as a vehicle for optimizing adult care in pediatric environments. It contains many “one-pagers” which review the management of a variety of common adult conditions, links to adult protocols shared by various institutions, and recommendations regarding care of patients with COVID-19 among others. Adult medicine guidebooks: Several organizations have made available their adult medicine guidebooks free of charge. UCSF Department of Medicine Hospitalist Handbook (currently free in the Apple and Google App Stores) MGH Resource Guide for Commonly-Encountered Inpatient Topics (available via the POPCoRN website) Society for Hospitalist Medicine: Non-Hospitalist Onboarding. This resource offers a step by step guide to preparing non-hospitalists for the inpatient management of adult care (available via the POPCoRN website) University of Pennsylvania Hospitalists Primer. A resource meant to prepare non-hospitalists for the care of hospitalized adults (http://pennhspprimer.com/) Do you have thoughts about today's episode or suggestions for a future topic? Write to us, chartingpediatrics@childrenscolorado.org 
April 27, 2020
One of the bright spots during the COVID-19 pandemic has been the promising and experimental use of convalescent plasma, which was recently approved by the FDA for emergency treatment. The donation of antibody-rich blood from patients who have recovered from the SARS-CoV2 virus has been pioneered by Dr. Kyle Annan and the team at Children’s Colorado. I n this, our 9th COVID-19 podcast we will cover the topic of convalescent plasma, discuss the current epidemiology of the pandemic, and talk through the impacts of loosened shelter-in-place orders around the country. You can go back and listen to our previous coverage on the COVID-19 Pandemic on Season 3 of the podcast. Today we are fortunate to be joined once again by un-official Charting Pediatrics co-host, Dr. Sam Dominguez. Sam is a pediatric infectious diseases physician at Children’s Hospital Colorado and Associate Professor of Pediatrics and Infectious Diseases at the University of Colorado School of Medicine. Additionally, we are joined by Dr. Kyle Annen who is Director of the Blood Donor Center at Children’s Colorado and Assistant Professor of Pathology at the University of Colorado School of Medicine. Join our weekly COVID-19 Virtual Provider Town Hall - Thursday, April 30, 2020 from 6-7 p.m. MST Donate convalescent plasma ABC News Coverage of convalescent plasma for COVID-19 Do you have thoughts about today's episode or suggestions for a future podcast? Write to us, chartingpediatrics@childrenscolorado.org 
April 21, 2020
In this episode we will discuss the diagnosis and management of TSS and are privileged to be joined by Jim Todd, MD who first discovered TSS in 1975.  Toxic shock syndrome (TSS) is a cluster of symptoms that involves many systems of the body. Certain bacterial infections release toxins into the bloodstream, which then spreads the toxins to body organs and can cause severe damage and illness.  Dr. Todd is the previous Section Head of Infectious Diseases, Jules Amer Chair, and Community Pediatrics and Director of Epidemiology at Children’s Hospital Colorado. He is also a Professor Emeritus in Pediatrics at the University of Colorado School of Medicine.
April 20, 2020
In this, our 8th COVID-19 podcast, I talk to two of my pediatric colleagues, Sean O’Leary, MD and Robin Larabee, MD who have had COVID-19 and are now recovered. We will discuss their symptoms and disease course in depth in hopes that it provides greater education and context for how different people have experienced COVID-19. As we move into our second month of the global pandemic most of us know someone who has contracted the SARS-CoV2 virus; this especially probable for you our listeners, as fellow healthcare workers who have many colleagues caring for COVID-positive and exposed patients. You can go back and listen to our previous coverage on the COVID-19 Pandemic on Season 3, Episodes 31, 36 and 38, 41, 42, 43 and 44. Sean has joined us several times on the podcast to discuss vaccines and vaccines hesitancy, he is a pediatric infectious diseases physician at Children’s Hospital Colorado and Associate Professor of Pediatrics and Infectious Diseases at the University of Colorado School of Medicine. Sean is also an active spokesperson with the AAP on the topic of vaccines and services as the Director of the Colorado Children’s Outcome Network. Additionally, we are pleased to have Dr. Robin Larabee join us today as well. Robin is a pediatrician in Denver and partner with Sapphire Pediatrics.
April 14, 2020
Today’s guest is Dr. Scott Sagel, here to discuss the care of patients with cystic fibrosis (CF) and the clinical research that has led to the advances in access to these breakthrough therapies. Dr. Scott is a Pediatric Pulmonologist at Children’s Hospital Colorado and a Professor of Pediatrics at the University of Colorado School of Medicine.
April 10, 2020
In recent weeks, the podcast has received hundreds of questions from listeners around the topic of PPE. So today, this episode is for you. We are going to cover all things PPE while reviewing the current epidemiology of COVID-19. We are now entering our second month of the global COVID-19 Pandemic. Our world has never experienced anything like this before – some days feel like they have contained an entire month’s worth of change and challenges. One of the difficult realities that many healthcare providers have faced is a shortage of necessary PPE. Additionally, what is the truth about the efficacy and use of homemade cloth face coverings? How should providers approach PPE as we move out of the peak of the pandemic? We will cover these topics and more in this episode. You can go back and listen to our previous coverage on the COVID-19 Pandemic on Season 3, Episodes 31, 36 and 38, 41, 42 and 43. Today we are fortunate to be joined once again by un-official Charting Pediatrics co-host, Sam Dominguez, MD, PhD. Sam is a pediatric infectious diseases physician at Children’s Hospital Colorado and Associate Professor of Pediatrics and Infectious Diseases at the University of Colorado School of Medicine. Additionally, we are excited to have Pat Givens, DHA, EdM, RN, NEA-BC, as a guest today as we dive in to PPE. Pat is the Chief Nursing Executive for Children’s Hospital Colorado and is serving as our PPE Guardian during the COVID-19 Pandemic. Do you have questions about today's episode or suggestions for a future topic? Write to us, chartingpediatrics@childrenscolorado.org 
April 7, 2020
In this episode, we are going to discuss practical ways primary care providers can protect their own mental health needs and also deliver meaningful mental health support to their patients and families during the COVID-19 global pandemic. Mental health; never has there been a more crucial time for our primary care providers to talk openly about finding creative and innovative ways to support the mental health needs both of their patients and for themselves. The COVID-19 pandemic has impacted every area of life. Nothing feels normal. Maintaining one’s mental health while practicing social distancing, online learning and school, loss of routine and regular social interactions is a challenge!  On the podcast we have previously covered a number of topics related to the COVID-19 pandemic – you can go back and listen to those discussions on Season 3, Episodes 31, 36 and 38, 41 and 42. Do you have thoughts about today's episode or suggestions for a future topic? Write to us, chartingpediatrics@childrenscolorado.org 
March 31, 2020
In this episode, we are going to talk to the Telehealth team at Children’s Hospital Colorado and share how primary care providers could operationalize the delivery of care through telehealth quickly to help navigate the COVID-19 pandemic and looking to the future post-pandemic.   For all the reasons that COVID-19 has turned our personal and professional lives upside down, it has positively accelerated the delivery of care through telehealth. Until a few weeks ago, most of our ambulatory providers administered care through telehealth as a secondary, less preferred option in cases where distance between provider and patient was too far to be together in person. In this episode we are joined by Christina Olson, MD; Fred Thomas, PhD and Alison Brent, MD. Christina Olson, MD is Telehealth Medical Director at Children’s Colorado and Assistant Professor of Pediatrics at the University of Colorado School of Medicine Fred Thomas, PhD is Director of Telehealth at Children’s Colorado and Executive Director of ECHO Colorado; He has academic appointments in the Departments of Psychiatry, Pediatrics and Family Medicine in the Colorado School of Medicine. And finally, we turn the mic on Charting Pediatrics co-host, Alison Brent, MD. Alison is a Pediatric Emergency Medicine Physician at Children’s Colorado and Professor of Pediatrics at the University of Colorado School of Medicine. She is currently serving on the Executive Committee of the AAP Section of Telehealth Care. Telehealth Resources Mentioned: email your questions to the AAP: Covid-19@aap.org From the AAP: Coding During the COVID-19 Pandemic AAP Guidance: Telehealth Payer Policy during the COVID-19 Pandemic State Notices on Telehealth Policy From the AAP: Telehealth and After Hours Care Join the Colorado ECHO online learnings about COVID-19 Do you have questions about today's episode or suggestions for a future topic? Write to us, chartingpediatrics@childrenscolorado.org   
March 25, 2020
As the COVID-19 global pandemic has entered its third week, our healthcare providers are realizing the dramatic impact this has had on how we deliver care. Our lives have been touched not only professionally, but certainly personally as well. The uncertainty that this pandemic has driven into our lives is equally matched by the resiliency and ingenuity of our healthcare providers and larger community to come together to face this head on. In this episode, we will cover the current epidemiology of COVID-19, answer listener submitted questions and talk about the creative delivery of primary care that you could consider implementing in your practice as you navigate the pandemic. On the podcast we have previously covered the clinical presentation of the coronavirus in pediatrics, what providers should do if their clinical suspension is high and approaches to pediatric care during the mitigation phase of this pandemic – you can go back and listen to those discussions on Season 3, Episodes 31, 36 and 38. Today we are fortunate to be joined again on the podcast by Sam Dominguez, MD, PhD a pediatric infectious diseases physician at Children’s Hospital Colorado and Associate Professor of Pediatrics and Infectious Diseases at the University of Colorado School of Medicine. Maya Bunik, MD is the Medical Director of the Child Health Primary Care Pediatrics Clinic at Children's Hospital Colorado and Professor of Pediatrics at the University of Colorado School of Medicine. Dr. Bunik was previously on the podcast to discuss Breastfeeding Management, you can listen to that on Season 1, Episode 10. Kelly Galloway, RN, is the Director of Patient Care Services for primary care at Children's Hospital Colorado. COVID-19 Resources for Providers COVID-19 Resources for Patients and Families Do you have thoughts about this episode or suggestions for a future topic? Write to us, chartingpediatrics@childrenscolorado.org 
March 25, 2020
In this episode we talk with Todd Carpenter, MD and Cameron Gunville, DO about drivers behind general growth in pediatric critical care bed occupancy that has outpaced the general inpatient population; the most important critical care interventions in the last 10 years that has benefited children and the important outcome metrics that define success in pediatric critical care. Dr. Carpenter is the Medical Director of the PICU at Children’s Hospital Colorado and is Professor of Pediatrics and Critical Care at the University of Colorado School of Medicine. Dr. Gunville is the Associate Medical Director of the PICU at Children’s Hospital Colorado and is Associate Professor of Pediatrics and Critical Care at the University of Colorado School of Medicine. Do you have thoughts about this episode or suggestions for a future topic? Write to us, chartingpediatrics@childrenscolorado.org 
March 17, 2020
Kids are notorious for exploring small objects and putting them up their nose, in their ear or swallowing them. Some ingestions like button batteries and small, b-b sized magnets are potentially life-threatening for children and adolescents. Catastrophic and fatal injuries can occur when the object becomes lodged in the esophagus, where injury can extend beyond the esophagus to the trachea or aorta. In this episode, we are going to turn the mic on host, David Brumbaugh, MD, to look at the presentation and treatment of ingested foreign objects and the anticipatory guidance primary care providers can give to their patients and families. What our listeners may not know about Dr. Brumbaugh is that he has a job beyond co-hosting Charting Pediatrics; he is a pediatric gastroenterologist and Associate Chief Medical Officer at Children’s Hospital Colorado and is Associate Professor of Pediatrics at the University of Colorado School of Medicine. Ingested Button Battery Clinical Pathway Do you have thoughts about today's episode or suggestions for a future topic? Write to us, chartingpediatrics@childrenscolorado.org 
March 14, 2020
Coronavirus. COVID-19. Since we last recorded the podcast the World Health Organization has named COVID-19 a global pandemic.   We have previously covered the clinical presentation of the coronavirus in pediatrics and what providers should do if their clinical suspension is high – you can go back and listen to both of those discussions on Season 3, Episodes 31 and 36.   Given the rapidly changing nature of this situation and the virus’ spread throughout our local Colorado communities we wanted to provide you with an update as we move from a containment to a mitigation strategy. In this episode we will cover the current epidemiology of COVID-19, answer listener submitted questions and provide you with resources of where to find ongoing resources.   COVID-19 Provider Resources COVID-19 Telephone Triage Protocols by Bart Schmitt, MD CDC COVID-19 Information for Healthcare Professionals COVID-19 Updates from the American Academy of Pediatrics Do you have thoughts about today's episode or suggestions for a future topic? Write to us, chartingpediatrics@childrenscolorado.org 
March 10, 2020
There are many great things about living in rural communities. Across a broad range of healthcare indicators, our children in rural America are doing more poorly urban areas — higher all cause mortality rates, higher disability rates, higher rates of obesity and higher risks for suicide and unintentional injury. More than 50% of rural counties in the United States do not have a pediatrician and the number of patients per physician and healthcare professional shortage areas is twice that of a traditional urban area. What is it like to practice and take care of kids in a more rural setting? In this episode we will discuss rural and tertiary care bridges with Bird Gilmartin, MD. Dr. Gilmartin is the Pediatric Medical Director at Uinta Medical Group in Evanston, Wyoming. She is a member of the American Academy of Pediatric's (AAP) Section on Early Career Physicians and was the recipient of the AAP's 2019 Award for Outstanding Service to Maltreated Children. Do you have thoughts about this episode or suggestions for a future topic? Write to us, chartingpediatrics@childrenscolorado.org 
March 5, 2020
Coronavirus. COVID-19. It is safe to say that this virus is on the minds of people across the globe and there is increased anxiety among the general public who are seeking guidance from their healthcare providers. And many healthcare providers are looking to their regional healthcare centers and the local/national health authorities for guidance – this is an emerging, rapidly evolving situation. In mid-February we recorded our first episode about COVID-19 where we covered the clinical presentation of the coronavirus in pediatrics and what providers should do if their clinical suspicion is high – you can go back and listen to that on Season 3, Episode 31. Today we are going to examine the current epi of the situation, answer listener submitted questions in follow-up to our previous COVID-19 episode and provide you with resources of where to find ongoing resources. Today we are going to examine the current epi of the situation, answer listener submitted questions in follow-up to our previous COVID-19 episode and provide you with resources of where to find ongoing resources. We are fortunate to be joined again on the podcast by Dr. Sam Dominguez, a pediatric infectious diseases physician at Children’s Hospital Colorado and Associate Professor of Pediatrics and Infectious Diseases at the University of Colorado School of Medicine. COVID-19 FAQs for Providers COVID-19 Pediatric Telephone Triage Protocols by Bart Schmitt, MD
March 3, 2020
In this episode we have the privilege of welcoming Rachel Moon, MD back to the podcast to discuss the importance of social networks, social norms and attitudes in infant care practice decisions. Dr. Moon first joined us on Charting Pediatrics at the 2018 AAP Conference, you can go back and listen to Dr. Brumbaugh’s interview with her on Infant Safe Sleep Practices on Season 2, Episode 13.  Dr. Moon is the Harrison Distinguished Teaching Professor of Pediatrics and the Division Head of Pediatrics at the University of Virginia School of Medicine. Do you have questions about today's episode or suggestion for a future topic? Write to us, chartingpediatrics@childrenscolorado.org 
February 26, 2020
State-level vaccination advocacy is the topic of today's podcast with Zach Zaslow, Director of Government Affairs at Children's Hospital Colorado. Colorado’s current vaccination rate for the measles, mumps and rubella vaccine among kindergarteners is 87.4%, one of the lowest in the nation. After more than 15 hours of testimony in committee hearing on February 19, Colorado Senate Bill 163, which aims to standardize and challenge vaccine exemption, passed its first hearing 3-2. Today we are bringing you a special edition of Charting Pediatrics to discuss vaccine legislation and advocacy in our local state of Colorado, specifically Senate Bill 163, which sets a Colorado- statewide immunization goal of 95%. Zach Zaslow, Director of Government Affairs for Children’s Hospital Colorado, directs local, state, and federal policy and advocacy efforts with the goal of improving child health by being a voice for kids when and where public policy decisions are being made. Join our 11,000+ advocates who speak up clearly and powerfully for kids’ health when public policy decisions are made by signing up today to be a Child Health Champion: https://bit.ly/2uixrab. To learn more about general advocacy efforts at Children’s Hospital Colorado visit www.childrenscolorado.org/advocacy. Finally, email advocacy@childrenscolorado.org with questions or if you’d like to get more involved by joining our and the Colorado AAP's statewide pediatricians' advocacy network, penning letters to the editor, attending advocacy events and more.   Do you have thoughts about today's episode or suggestions for a future topic? Write to us, chartingpediatrics@childrenscolorado.org
February 25, 2020
There are few things that are more frustrating to parents and young patients than issues involving chronic constipation and involuntary defecation. These issues often have a significant negative impact on the quality of life for the child and the family. In today’s episode we are going to talk through the key features, diagnostic evaluation and treatment for fecal incontinence in children with Andrea Bischoff, MD. Dr. Bischoff is an Associate Professor of Pediatric Surgery at the University of Colorado, School of Medicine, she’s also the Assistant Director of the International Centre for Colorectal and Urogenital Care at Children’s Hospital Colorado. Connect with Doctors Pena Bischoff: Facebook: @DrsPenaBischoff Twitter: https://www.linkedin.com/in/andreabischoff YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FMqLE0sE3zc Instagram: @penabischoff Website for Pena course is: www.penacourse.org Do you have thoughts about today's episode or suggestions for a future topic? Write to us, chartingpediatrics@childrenscolorado.org 
February 18, 2020
In this episode we discuss seizures and spells, and the diagnosis and management of events that worry us. This episode was recorded at the 2019 American Academy of Pediatrics NCE in New Orleans with Mered Parnes, MD and Shavonee Massey, MD, MSCE. Dr. Massey is is a pediatric neurologist in the Division of Neurology at Children's Hospital of Philadelphia, specializing in the care of children with epilepsy and a Clinical Instructor in Pediatrics and Neurology. Dr. Parnes is the Director of the Pediatric Movement of Disorders Clinic and an Assistant Professor of Child Neurology at Texas Children’s Hospital and Baylor College of Medicine. Do you have thoughts about today's episode or suggestions for a future topic? Write to us, chartingpediatrics@childrenscolorado.org 
February 13, 2020
What do you need to know about COVID-19? In this special episode we are joined by Sam Dominguez, MD to discuss the clinical presentation of the coronavirus in pediatrics, what providers should do if their clinical suspicion is high, and updated epidemiology of the situation. Dr. Dominguez is a pediatric infectious disease physician at Children’s Hospital Colorado and Associate Professor of Pediatrics and Infectious Diseases at the University of Colorado School of Medicine. This episode was recorded on Tuesday, February 11, 2020. Do you have thoughts about today's episode or suggestions for a future topic? Write to us at chartingpediatrics@childrenscolorado.org
February 11, 2020
In this episode we dive in to the topic of medical missions, specifically surgical and perioperative care in resource-limited settings, with Brian Shaw, MD. Dr. Shaw is a pediatric orthopedic surgeon from Children’s Hospital Colorado, Colorado Springs Hospital, Chief of the Section of Pediatric Surgery at Memorial Hospital for Children in Colorado Springs, Associate Professor of Orthopedic Surgery at the University of Colorado School of Medicine and Vice-Chair of the AAP Section on Orthopedics. This episode was recorded live at the 2019 American Academy of Pediatrics NCE in New Orleans, La.  Do you have thoughts about today's episode or suggestions for a future topic? Write to us, chartingpediatrics@childrenscolorado.org 
February 4, 2020
Pelvic pain most often involves the gastrointestinal or the urinary systems in pre-pubertal girls. However, during late adolescence, gynecologic conditions become more prevalent as etiologies for pelvic pain. Dysmenorrhea and noncyclic pelvic pain are common in adolescents and the management of chronic pelvic pain is often more complex than in adult women. In today’s episode we will discuss how to diagnosis and treat possible gynecologic and non-gynecologic conditions of chronic pelvic pain in the adolescent female with Stephen Scott, MD.  Dr. Scott is the endowed chair of Perinatal Mental Health and a member of the Pediatric and Adolescent Gynecology team at Children’s Hospital Colorado. Dr. Scott is an Associate Professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology and Pediatrics at the University of Colorado School of Medicine.  Do you have thoughts about today's episode or suggestions for a future topic? Write to us, chartingpediatrics@childrenscolorado.org   
January 30, 2020
Earlier this fall we shared a special episode to update providers about the growing associations between vaping and more acute, severe lung injury called Vaping Associated Pulmonary Injury – you can listen to that content from Season 3, Episode 6. Today we are going to circle back to this topic with Robin Deterding, MD, and discuss its rapid evolution during the recent months. Dr. Deterding is the Chief of Pediatric Pulmonary Medicine at Children’s Hospital Colorado and a Professor of Pediatrics at the University of Colorado School of Medicine. Resources Mentioned in this Episode: Update: Interim Guidance for Health Care Professionals Evaluating and Caring for Patients with Suspected E-cigarette, or Vaping, Product Use, US Department of Health and Human Services/Center for Disease Control and Prevention MMWR - January 3, 2020 Partnership for Drug-Free Kids: What you Need to Know and How to Talk with Your Kids About Vaping CDC: Outbreak of Lung Injury Associated with the Use of E-Cigarette, or Vaping, Products Previous Charting Pediatrics Episodes about Vaping: E-Cigarettes and Vaping (S2:E23) Vaping Associated Pulmonary Injury (S3:E6) Do you have thoughts about today's episode or suggestions for a future topic? Write to us, chartingpediatrics@childrenscolorado.org
January 28, 2020
With Super Bowl season upon us we wanted to use the occasion to examine a common sports injury seen in our pediatric patient population – ACL injury and treatment. An ACL tear was once an injury exclusive to professional or elite athletes, but the growing prevalence of specialization and year-around training in youth sports has contributed to a large rise in ACL tears in pediatric patients. In this episode, Jay Albright, MD joins us as we will look at the ACL tear case of a 16 year-old-female to highlight the diagnosis, treatment and recovery for these patients. Dr. Albright is the Surgical Director of the Sports Medicine Center at Children’s Hospital Colorado and Assistant Professor of Orthopedics at the University of Colorado School of Medicine. Do you have thoughts about today's episode or suggestions for a future topic? Write to us, chartingpediatrics@childrenscolorado.org 
January 21, 2020
Last season on the podcast we discussed the initial diagnosis and lifestyle management of hypertension in pediatric patients. If you have not had the opportunity to listen to that episode, go back and check out Season 2, Episode 36 as it will set the back drop for today’s discussion as we dive more specifically into medication management for pediatric hypertension patients. In this episode we discuss medication management for pediatric hypertension patients with a pediatric cardiologist, Steve Daniels, MD, PhD and a clinical pharmacist, Dr. Megan Greene. Dr. Greene is a pediatric clinical pharmacist at Children’s Hospital Colorado with a specialization in critical care and kidney and liver transplant pharmaceutical support, and also works in our pediatric hypertension clinic. Dr. Daniels is the Pediatrician-in-Chief at Children’s Hospital Colorado and L. Joseph Butterfield Chair of Pediatrics within the University of Colorado School of Medicine, where he is a professor of pediatrics and epidemiology. He is a cardiologist by training and a sought-out expert in the fields of pediatric hypertension, dyslipidemia, and pediatric nutrition.  Clinical Practice Guideline for Screening and Management of High Blood Pressure in Children and Adolescents If you have feedback or questions about today's episode or suggestions for a future topic, write to us at chartingpediatrics@childrenscolorado.org 
January 14, 2020
In this episode we discuss the history of vaccines and religion with Josh Williams, MD. For a discussion about today's anti-vaccination climate, listen to S3:E17, Peter Hotez, MD, PhD: Physician-Scientist, Pediatrician, Advocate. Dr. Williams is a Pediatrician at Denver Health Medical Center and an Assistant Professor of Pediatrics at the University of Colorado School of Medicine. Do you have thoughts about today's episode or suggestions for a future topic? Write to us, chartingpediatrics@childrenscolorado.org 
January 7, 2020
Is social media good or bad? How much or how little screen time should kids and adolescents have each day? What is the impact of screen time? What kind of digital footprint or reputation are parents creating for their children? These questions and more are covered with our guests Jenny Radesky, MD and Michael Rich, MD who discuss social media and its impact on patients and families. Dr. Radesky is a Developmental/Behavioral Pediatrician whose research focuses on family digital media use, child social/emotional development, and parent-child interaction. Dr. Rich is the Director of the Center on Media and Child Health at Boston Children’s Hospital. He has developed media-based research methodologies and authored numerous papers and AAP policy statements, testified to the United States Congress, and makes regular national press appearances. Do you have feedback about today's episode or suggestions for a future topic? Write to us, chartingpediatrics@childrenscolorado.org   
December 31, 2019
On behalf of the Charting Pediatrics team, we would like to wish you Happy Holidays and a very Happy New Year! 2019 has been a year of explosive growth for the podcast. We went from averaging 8,000 monthly downloads in January to more than 33,000 monthly downloads last month. Thank you to each one of you for listening and sharing the podcast with your colleagues. Connecting with some of you in person at the 2019 AAP Conference was really a highlight for us. We appreciate you coming by the booth and we love reading the emails and tweets that you send our way. We will be taking the next couple of weeks off from releasing new episodes and will look forward to kicking off our first episode of 2020 on Tuesday, January 7th. Happy Holidays!
December 24, 2019
On behalf of the Charting Pediatrics team, we would like to wish you Happy Holidays and a very Happy New Year! 2019 has been a year of explosive growth for the podcast. We went from averaging 8,000 monthly downloads in January to more than 33,000 monthly downloads last month. Thank you to each one of you for listening and sharing the podcast with your colleagues. Connecting with some of you in person at the 2019 AAP Conference was really a highlight for us. We appreciate you coming by the booth and we love reading the emails and tweets that you send our way. We will be taking the next couple of weeks off from releasing new episodes and will look forward to kicking off our first episode of 2020 on Tuesday, January 7th. Happy Holidays!
December 17, 2019
In this episode we are fortunate to be talking with Bernard Dreyer, MD from the New York University School of Medicine discussing school and health care provider partnerships that have been successful in addressing effects of childhood poverty. Dr. Dreyer is past president of the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) having served as the 2016 AAP president. Dr. Dreyer is a general and development-behavioral pediatrician who has spent his professional lifetime serving poor children and families. He is Professor of Pediatrics at NYU where he leads the Division of Developmental-Behavioral Pediatrics and is Director of Pediatrics at Bellevue Hospital; he also works as a hospitalist. This episode was recorded live from the 2019 AAP NCE in New Orleans, Louisiana.  Do you have thoughts about today's episode or suggestions for a future topic? Write to us, chartingpediatrics@childrenscolorado.org
December 10, 2019
In this episode we have the pleasure to talking with Adiaha Spinks-Franklin, MD from Texas Children’s Hospital about strategies to help sleepless teens. Dr. Spikes-Franklin is Associate Professor of Pediatrics at Texas Children’s Hospital and the Baylor College of Medicine in Houston. Dr. Spinks-Franklin's research interests are in the areas of the cultural aspect of child development. Her previous research experience included studying the development of children in Senegal, West Africa, and studying the mental health impact of the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina on school-aged African American children in Houston. Other research experiences including exploring the racial identity development of school-aged African American and Latino children in the Houston area who are participating in a reading intervention program. She has also studied healthcare disparities among children with Autism Spectrum Disorders. She is currently studying the effect of Adverse Childhood Experience (ACEs) among children and adolescents with developmental disabilities.  This episode was recorded live from the 2019 AAP NCE in New Orleans, Louisiana.  Topics Discussed in this Episode: Common presentations that primary care providers will see in adolescents with sleep issues. The importance of the patient’s history in determining the causes of symptoms. The various factors, including the homeostatic and circadian drive, in regulating sleep. The difference between REM and non-REM sleep and the physiological processes of each. How sleep changes from childhood to adolescence. Considering both the genetic and environmental components of sleep disorders. How social media activity negatively impacts natural sleep rhythms. What parents can do to mitigate some of the environmental hindrances such as electronics. Maintaining a teen’s circadian rhythm by not allowing them to sleep in over weekends. Examples of breathing techniques to help calm down hyperactive or anxious kids. The benefits of gratitude journaling and general journaling before bed. Night sports and adrenaline: encouraging parents to prioritize their children’s needs. What families’ dinner- and bedtime routines reveal about a household. Thoughts on medicating sleep disorders and how melatonin should be approached. Do you have thoughts about this episode or suggestions for a future topic? Write to us, chartingpediatrics@childrenscolorado.org   
December 3, 2019
Substance use among adolescents is pervasive and commonly encountered in primary care pediatrics. According to the most recent Monitoring the Future Study published in 2018, opioid misuse among teens and marijuana use remains stable while vaping device use is climbing to record numbers. The general approach to the assessment and treatment of adolescents with substance use disorders is similar in some respects to adults; however, developmental considerations require an approach tailored to the cognitive, social, and legal status of adolescents. In this episode we discuss the epidemiology, pathogenesis, clinical manifestations, course, assessment, and diagnosis of substance use and substance use disorder in adolescents with Christian Thurstone, MD. Dr. Thurstone is the Director of Behavioral and Health Sciences at Denver Health and Professor of Psychiatry at the University of Colorado Denver. Discussed in this episode: HEADSS Screening Tool Motivational Interviewing Apply for a practitioner waiver to prescribe or dispense buprenorphine under the Drug Addiction Treatment Act of 2000 (DATA 2000) - Office-based treatment for opioid use in patients aged 16 years and above How to diffuse tense family situations in the office Show empathy Slow the conversation down Maintain confidentiality Meet with teens and parents separately EPE - Elicit Permission; Provide Advice; Elicit Feedback "What do you think about what I just said?" Another good question to ask teens, "What do you already know about....." Have feedback about today's episode or suggestions for a future topic? Write to us, chartingpediatrics@childrenscolorado.org 
November 26, 2019
Each year thousands of babies born neonatal abstinence syndrome and require specialized medical and psycho-social support. In this episode we discuss the care for newborns who have been exposed to substances, specifically how primary care providers can understand the child's needs and support their caregivers. We are joined by Stephen Patrick, MD from the Vanderbilt University School of Medicine and recorded this discussion live from the 2019 American Academy of Pediatrics NCE in New Orleans.  Dr. Patrick is a neonatologist and associate professor of pediatrics and is Director at the Vanderbilt Center for Child Health Policy. You can view Dr. Patrick's 2019 AAP NCE plenary session on this topic here. You can reach Dr. Patrick on Twitter @stephenwpatrick and Dr. Brumbaugh on Twitter @DBrumbaughMD Do you have thoughts about today's episode or suggestions for a future topic? Write to us, chartingpediatrics@childrenscolorado.org 
November 19, 2019
In this episode we were privileged to sit down with Megan Sandel, MD, at the 2019 American Academy of Pediatrics NCE in New Orleans to discuss the impact of housing on child health.  Dr. Sandel is an associate professor of pediatrics at the Boston University School of Medicine as well as an associate professor of environmental health at the Boston University School of Public Health. She has held both of these positions for the last eight years, but has been working with the university since 2002, first as an assistant professor. She is the former pediatric medical director of Boston Healthcare for the Homeless program and the first medical director of the founding site for medical-legal partnerships, Medical-Legal Partnership-Boston. In addition to publishing articles and serving on committees, she is considered an expert in her field on the topic of housing and child health. Resources Mentioned in this Episode: HowHousingMatters.Org The Hunger Vital Sign Screening Tool by Children's HealthWatch Evicted by Mike Desmond PRAPARE Assessment Tool Do you have thoughts about this episode or suggestions for a future topic? Write to us, chartingpediatrics@childrenscolorado.org   
November 14, 2019
In this episode we discuss the diagnosis and management of child abuse in primary care pediatrics. We are pleased to be joined by Andy Sirotnak, MD who recently released his new book at the 2019 AAP NCE, Child Abuse Medical Diagnosis and Management. Dr. Sirotnak is a Professor and Vice-Chair for Faculty Affairs in the Department of Pediatrics and the Director of the Child Protection Team at Children’s Hospital Colorado. Do you have questions about this episode or suggestions for a future topic? Write to us, chartingpediatrics@childrenscolorado.org 
November 12, 2019
The development and deployment of childhood vaccines represents the most important life saving achievement in the last century, but the status of our protection against vaccine-preventable illness is as fragile as ever in the United States. In 2019 we have already seen the most cases of measles since 1992 —  over 1200 — this for a disease that was declared eliminated from the U.S. in 2000. Vaccine hesitancy among families has been fueled by an anti-vaccine movement that has steadily organized during the last two decades, represents an existential threat to the health of children and is the subject of today’s podcast. Our guest is a physician-scientist, pediatrician and advocate we admire greatly — Peter Hotez, MD, PhD. In today's episode we are going to talk about his new book, Vaccines Did Not Cause Rachel's Autism: My Journey as a Vaccine Scientist, Pediatrician and Autism Dad. Dr. Hotez is Dean of the National School of Tropical Medicine and Professor of Pediatrics and Molecular Virology & Microbiology at Baylor College of Medicine where he is also the Director of the Texas Children’s Center for Vaccine Development (CVD) and Texas Children’s Hospital Endowed Chair of Tropical Pediatrics.  He is also University Professor at Baylor University, and Fellow in Disease and Poverty at the James A Baker III Institute for Public Policy. Thoughts about this episode or suggestions for a future topic? Write to us, chartingpediatrics@childrenscolorado.org 
November 7, 2019
Pediatric patients, ages 13 to 18 years, with severe obesity should have greater access to bariatric surgery, according to a new American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) policy statement. For pediatricians, that means seeking out high-quality multidisciplinary centers for patients who meet criteria; providing timely referrals; and facilitating care before and after surgery for adolescents with severe obesity, defined as a BMI ≥35 or ≥120% of the 95th percentile for age and sex, whichever is lower. The policy statement, and a supporting technical report, were simultaneously published in Pediatrics. Today’s guest is Thomas Inge, MD, discussing the new AAP policy statement on bariatric surgery. Dr. Inge is a Professor of Surgery and Pediatrics at the University of Colorado School of Medicine and Associate Surgeon in Chief, Director of Pediatric Surgery and the Director of the Center for Bariatric Surgery at Children's Hospital Colorado. This episode of Charting Pediatrics Podcast was recorded live from the 2019 American Academy of Pediatrics NCE in New Orleans. Do you have questions about this episode or suggestions for a future topic? Write to us, chartingpediatrics@childrenscolorado.org 
November 5, 2019
In this episode we talk with Lewis First, MD and Alex Kemper, MD about studies published in the last year that could change the way you practice pediatrics. Dr. First (@lewis_first) is Professor and Chair of the Department of Pediatrics at the Larner College of Medicine at the University of Vermont and Chief of Pediatrics at the University of Vermont Children’s Hospital. He serves as the Editor-in-Chief of Pediatrics, the peer-reviewed medical journal of the American Academy of Pediatrics. Dr. Alex Kemper (@AlexRKemper) is the Division Chief of Primary Care Pediatrics at Nationwide Children’s Hospital and Professor of Pediatrics at The Ohio State University College of Medicine. He serves as the Deputy-Editor-in-Chief of Pediatrics.  Articles Covered that can be found from Pediatrics: Vaccines Updates - What can pediatricians do to increase vaccination rates in their practice? How to evaluate a febrile infant under 2 months of age Issues in Adolescent and Teen Patients — Suicidality and identifying risk Cannabis Concentrate and Cannabinoids — Impact on children and adolescents, including vaping LGBTQ Patient Care, including bullying issues and impact/outcomes based on state legislation (i.e. Proposition 8 from California)  Smoking and Vaping - Combustable cigarettes and e-cigarettes  CRAFFT instrument - Adapted screening for teens with substance abuse disorders  Firearm Safety and Protection of Children from Firearms - Where pediatric firearm mortality has occurred relative to gun laws in the United States; morbidity and mortality of children in homes with firearms  Telehealth - Quality of Care, antibiotic prescribing stewardship, patient satisfaction for Telehealth visits  Electronic vs Print Books in Kids — Parents interact more with their children when they use a traditional print book than an ebook.  Maintenance of Certification - Importance of improving quality of care This episode was recorded live from the 2019 AAP NCE in New Orleans, Louisiana.  Do you have a question about this episode or a suggestion for a future topic? Write to us, chartingpediatrics@childrenscolorado.org   
October 29, 2019
In young children, many of the symptoms of eosinophilic esophagitis resemble those of gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD)—including feeding disorders and poor weight gain—so the child may be mistakenly diagnosed with GERD. In today’s episode we talk to Glenn Furuta, MD about the importance of a proper diagnosis of esophagitis in children, signs/symptoms to look for and effective treatment options. Dr. Furuta is the La Cache Endowed Chair for GI Allergic and Immunologic Diseases, the Director of Gastrointestinal Eosinophilic Diseases Program at Children’s Colorado and a Professor of Pediatrics in Gastroenterology at the University of Colorado School of Medicine. Do you have a suggestion for a future episode or feedback about this one? Write to us, chartingpediatrics@childrenscolorado.org 
October 22, 2019
Biliary atresia is a rare gastrointestinal disorder, occurring approximately 1 in 10,000 to 15,000 births in the United States, and is characterized by a destruction or absence of, all or a portion of the extrahepatic bile duct. Affected infants present with jaundice and fibrosis. In some cases, additional abnormalities may be present, including cardiac defects and intestinal, spleen and kidney malformations; the exact cause of biliary atresia is unknown. In today’s episode we talk with Cara Mack, MD to unpack the clinical presentation, management and ongoing care for patients with biliary atresia. Dr. Mack is a Professor of Pediatrics at the University of Colorado School of Medicine, a practicing Pediatric Hepatologist and the Director of the Pediatric Liver Center at Children’s Hospital Colorado. Let us know if you have a suggestion for a future topic or thoughts about this episode!  
October 15, 2019
Sepsis remains one of the leading causes of morbidity and mortality in children despite improved understanding of the pathophysiology leading to better clinical management and survival. Recent studies have identified several areas that must be addressed by the clinician in order to continue to impact the morbidity and mortality associated with sepsis. In today’s episode we talk with Halden Scott, MD about the presentation, management and follow-up care of pediatric patients with sepsis. Dr. Scott is an Associate Professor of Pediatrics and Emergency Medicine at the University of Colorado School of Medicine and a Pediatric Emergency Medicine Physician at Children’s Hospital Colorado. Resources mentioned in today's episode: The Children’s Hospital Association Improving Pediatric Sepsis Outcomes Collaborative  Children’s Hospital Colorado Pathways: Scroll to Emergency Department/Urgent Care Sepsis for the sepsis pathway The most recent pediatric sepsis guidelines  Articles that Dr. Scott referred to in the podcast about the role of lactate in sepsis, and the problems with SIRS criteria for sepsis screening:  https://jamanetwork.com/journals/jamapediatrics/fullarticle/2595569 https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/26711848/ https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/25778743/
October 10, 2019
Join us as we podcast live from the American Academy of Pediatrics National Conference and Exhibition in New Orleans on October 26 & 27, 2019! Stop by Booth #632 in the Exhibit Hall to say hello – our host team of Dr. Alison Brent, Dr. David Brumbaugh and Dr. Dan Nicklas would love to meet you!
October 8, 2019
Functional abdominal pain disorders are the most common cause of chronic abdominal pain in children and adolescents. On today’s episode we are talk with Jaime Belkind-Gerson, MD to unpack the presentation, diagnosis and management of functional abdominal pain from the primary care perspective. Dr. Belkind-Gerson is Director of the Neurogastroenterology and Motility Program at Children’s Hospital Colorado. He is al an associate professor of pediatric gastroenterology, hepatology and nutrition at the University of Colorado School of Medicine. Red Flag Symptoms Concerning for an organic cause of GI Pain Weight Loss Persistent Diarrhea Blood in stool Waking from a dead sleep with pain Persistent vomiting Chronic fever Photo described at the beginning of today's episode: Photomicrograph of the lining of the intestine of a young female patient who had a biopsy done during a colonoscopy
October 1, 2019
Things have changed over the last 20 years, with more hospitals using people with expertise in Hospital medicine, known as “Hospitalists,” to care for patients who are admitted for an inpatient stay.  In the mid-1990s, as pressures to provide outpatient care to large populations increased for general pediatricians, it became less efficient for them to care for patients in the hospital simultaneously. The field of hospital medicine arose, with physicians who were dedicated to the complexity of inpatient care.  Fellowship training followed soon thereafter to prepare doctors further for excellence in the inpatient ward environment.  In today’s episode, we will talk with Mark Brittan, MD about the history of “Hospitalists,” “Hospitalist” training, and where the field is heading in the future. Dr. Brittan is an Associate Professor of Pediatrics in the Pediatric Hospital Medicine section and the Fellowship Director for Pediatric Hospital Medicine at the University of Colorado School of Medicine.
September 24, 2019
According to the American Academy of Pediatrics, studies show that up to 9% of teenagers meet criteria for depression at any one time, with as many as 1 in 5 teenagers having a history of depression at some point during adolescence.  In primary care settings, point prevalence rates are likely higher, with rates up to 28%. Because adolescents face barriers to receive specialty mental health services, only a small percentage of depressed adolescents are treated by mental health professionals.   As a result, primary care settings have become the de facto mental health clinics for this population, although most primary care clinicians feel inadequately trained, supported, or reimbursed for the management of depression. In today’s episode we sit down with Jenna Glover, PhD and clinical pharmacist Dr. Danielle Stutzman to talk through practical approaches to depression screening, anticipatory guidance and medication management. Dr. Glover is the Director of Clinical Psychology training at Children’s Hospital Colorado and Assistant Professor of Child Psychiatry at the University of Colorado School of Medicine. Dr. Stutzman is a Clinical Pharmacist at Children’s Hospital Colorado with a special interest in psychiatry medication.   Resources mentioned in today's episode: Severity Measure for Depression, child age 11-17 PROMIS Measure  
September 17, 2019
In today’s episode we talk with Nicholas Cost, MD about the diagnosis and management of pediatric urologic cancer in children and adolescents, including initial presentations and ongoing and follow-up management for primary care providers. Dr. Cost is a Pediatric Urologist at Children’s Hospital Colorado and Associate Professor of Pediatrics of Surgery and Urology at the University of Colorado School of Medicine. Let us know what you think about today's episode or share a suggestion for a future episode by writing to us, chartingpediatrics@childrenscolorado.org  Send Dr. Brent a Tweet @AlisonBrentMD 
September 10, 2019
Vision problems are common among school-age kids and there are many eye diseases and conditions that can affect a child’s vision. According to Prevent Blindness America, one in four school-age children have vision problems that, if left untreated, can affect learning ability, personality and adjustment in school. In today’s episode we are going to talk with Dr. Emily McCourt to unpack the most common eye issues in pediatrics and front line screening in the primary care office. Dr. McCourt is an ophthalmologist at Children’s Hospital Colorado and is associate professor of pediatric ophthalmology and strabismus at the University of Colorado School of Medicine.
September 5, 2019
Providers may have seen the reports from around the country of growing associations between vaping and more acute, severe lung injury; this is being called Vaping Associated Pulmonary Injury (VAPI). The CDC is involved and many states are now reporting vaping-associated pulmonary cases. In today’s special episode we are discussing VAPI and how to diagnosis, report and treat; our expert guest is Robin Deterding, MD, Chief of Pediatric Pulmonary Medicine at Children’s Hospital Colorado and Professor of Pediatrics at the University of Colorado School of Medicine. Children’s Colorado is notifying providers that may see these patients. It is very unclear what is happening, but there is a severe, noninfectious respiratory failure spectrum with an ARDS-like picture. If you know of a past or current patient case that fits the below criteria please contact the Pulmonary Team via OneCall, 720-777-3999.     Additional Resources: What Parents Need to Know About Teen Vaping  Reporting suspected cases to the CDC   Report suspected cases to CDPHE’s Disease Reporting Line, 303-692-2700 or 303-370-9395 (after hours). This includes potential cases who presented since June 1, 2019. CDPHE personnel will conduct a medical record review and contact the patients to administer a thorough investigation questionnaire.   Charting Pediatrics Podcast: Teen E-Cigarette Use and the Vaping Epidemic (S2:E23)
September 3, 2019
Today’s guest is Dr. Mario Coleman, here to discuss the diagnoses and management of recurring headaches in children and adolescents. Dr. Coleman is a Pediatric Neurologist and an Assistant Professor of Pediatrics and Neurology at the University of Colorado School of Medicine.
August 27, 2019
Renal tubular acidosis, or RTA, refers to a group of disorders characterized by defective renal acid-base regulation. The capacity for normal urinary acidification is impaired, resulting in net acid retention and hyperchloremic metabolic acidosis. In this episode, Danielle Soranno, MD reviews basic mechanisms of the disease that are important for diagnosis and management of RTA in your patients. Dr. Soranno is an Associate Professor of Pediatrics, Bioengineering, and Medicine at the University of Colorado School of Medicine and a Pediatric Nephrologist at Children’s Hospital Colorado. Tell us what you thought about today's episode or make a suggestion for a future episode! Send a tweet to Dr. Brent, @AlisonBrentMD 
August 20, 2019
Hirschsprung disease occurs in approximately one in 5,000 newborns. Despite advances in the diagnosis and management of the disease, patients remain at risk for long-term gastrointestinal morbidity, including obstructive symptoms, fecal incontinence, and enterocolitis, with negative implications on quality of life. In today’s episode we are talking with Luis De la Torre, MD, to unpack the diagnosis and management of Hirschsprung disease and discuss new treatments being explored. Dr. De la Torre is a Visiting Associate Professor of Surgery at the University of Colorado School of Medicine and the newest member of our International Center for Colorectal and Urogenital Care team at Children’s Hospital Colorado. We'd love to hear from you! Share your thoughts about today's episode or ideas for a future topic by emailing the Charting Pediatrics host team.
August 13, 2019
Cryptorchidism or undescended testis (UDT) is one of the most common pediatric disorders of the male endocrine glands and the most common genital disorder identified at birth. The main reasons for treatment of cryptorchidism include increased risks of impairment of fertility potential, testicular malignancy, torsion and/or associated inguinal hernia. In today’s episode we will talk with Brian Caldwell, MD about the difference in presentation of undescended vs retractile testis, approaches to treatment and long-term prognosis for these patients. Dr. Caldwell is a Pediatric Urologist from the Children's Hospital Colorado, Colorado Springs faculty and is an associate professor of surgery and urology at the University of Colorado School of Medicine. Let us know your suggestion for a future podcast topic. Dr. Caldwell can be reached through OneCall, 720-777-3999. 
August 6, 2019
Welcome to Season 3 of Charting Pediatrics! In today's season kick-off show we discuss the most common bleeding disorders in pediatrics through the lens of the CBC with Tazio Nakano, MD.  Dr. Nakano is Medical Director of the Vascular Malformation and Tumor Center at Children's Hospital Colorado and is Assistant Professor of Pediatrics of Hematology/Oncology and Bone Marrow Transplant at the University of Colorado School of Medicine. Thank you to each of you who cast a vote of support for Children's Hospital Colorado in the 14th Annual People's Choice Podcast Award Nominations!  Send Dr. Nicklas at tweet and let him know what you think about today's episode. Let us know if you have a suggestion for a future podcast topic.
July 30, 2019
Charting Pediatrics Podcast has received initial nomination eligibility for the 14th Annual People’s Choice Podcast Award in the Science and Medicine category!
July 30, 2019
Our guest for this episode is Jessica Malmberg, PhD, the Clinical Director of Outpatient Services at the Pediatric Mental Health Institute and assistant professor of child psychiatry at CU School of Medicine. Dr. Malmberg talks us through a common behavioral issues of school-aged children – school refusal – and provides insights, advice and tools to help prevent, manage and understand this behavior. In this episode: Outlining and identifying the underlying symptoms and signs associated with a child refusing to attend school How primary care providers (PCPs) can assist parents who are experiencing guilt Identifying the four most common reasons that children refuse to go to school Exploring the effects of social media on children's behavior when it comes to school refusal How a PCP should approach treatment of school refusal The recommended frequency of follow-up care for kids who are refusing to go to school The importance of connecting parents to community-based resources Preventative practices parents can set up in the home to prevent this behavioral issue What an excellent prognosis looks like for children experiencing school refusal When it's time to refer to a mental health professional PCPs in the Denver Metro Area can refer patients to the Children's Hospital Colorado Outpatient Psychiatry Clinic or to a local community mental health center Resources for dealing with school refusal: School Refusal: Information for Educators (.pdf) from the National Association for School Psychologists School Refusal in Children and Adolescents from American Family Physician The Functional Assessment of School Refusal Behavior Effective Child Therapy Division 53 of the Society of Clinical Child & Adolescent Psychology website School Refusal from the American Academy of Child & Adolescent Psychiatry
July 27, 2019
Welcome back Charting Pediatrics listeners! We are so excited to announce the third season of the podcast which will release on August 6th. With the success of Season 2, going from under 500 to almost 20,000 listeners per month, we are expectant to see what Season 3 will have in store. In this new season, we will explore case studies in the nuanced art of practicing pediatric medicine, covering topics from innovative care approaches to bread-and-butter diagnoses that you deal with on a daily basis.
July 23, 2019
In today's episode we dive in to the topic of toxicity and the most common overdoses in pediatric medicine. Our guest is Sam Wang, MD, returning from earlier this season when we covered the topic of Marijuana as Medicine (S2:E14). Dr. Wang is a Pediatric Emergency Medicine Physician and Medical Toxicologist at Children’s Hospital Colorado and the University of Colorado School of Medicine.  Let us know what you thought of today's episode: Tweet Dr. Brent (@AlisonBrentMD) or write to us, chartingpediatrics@childrenscolorado.org.
July 16, 2019
The practice of pediatric pain management has developed significantly in the last decade with the use and validation of pain assessment tools specific to pediatric patients, yielding evidence-based pain management guidelines in children of all ages. Still, pharmacological intervention options coupled with practicing safe prescribing can be overwhelming in the primary care setting.  In today’s episode we are joined by Tom Majcher, DO, to discuss a practical approach to outpatient pain management in pediatrics and the prevalence of conditions associated with acute and chronic pain. Dr. Majcher is Chair of Anesthesiology at Children’s Hospital Colorado and Professor of Anesthesiology at the University of Colorado School of Medicine.
July 9, 2019
A real public health problem has snuck up on us as pediatricians - vaping and e-cigarettes use. On today’s episode, we will unpack the facts about e-cigarettes and vaping, provide you with practical tools to counsel your patients and families and talk about upcoming advocacy and policy work pertaining to e-cigarettes. Our guests today are Jennifer Woods, MD, Medical Director of the Adolescent Medicine Clinic at Children’s Hospital Colorado and associate professor of pediatrics at the University of Colorado School of Medicine; and Heather Hoch, MD pediatric pulmonologist at Children’s Hospital Colorado and assistant professor the CU School of Medicine. From today's episode: The 2018 NIH Monitoring the Future Survey Results were released last month. The survey found that 37% of 12th graders and 18% of 8th graders have vaped in the last year and the number of kids who used vaping products in the last month jumped from 11 to 21% in 12th graders and from 9 to 16% in 10th graders — those changes are the biggest jumps in adolescent substance use that has been seen in the 4 decades of conducting the Monitoring the Future Survey. From the AAP: 5 Facts to talk to Teens about Vaping The FDA held a public hearing on January 18, 2019 to discuss efforts to eliminate youth e-cigarette use, with a focus on the potential role of drug therapies to support cessation and the issues impacting the development of such therapies. If this is a topic you are passionate about, we encourage our listeners to visit the FDA website to submit a public comment, those public comment submissions will be available through February 1, 2019 https://www.fda.gov/TobaccoProducts/Labeling/ProductsIngredientsComponents/ucm456610.htm) Pediatricians Push for Laws to Prevent Teen Vaping Colorado Bill Introduced to Combat Skyrocketing Youth E-Cigarette Use, Clean Indoor Air Act, House Bill 19-1076 Feedback on this episode or suggestions for a future topic? Write to us at chartingpediatrics@childrenscolorado.org - we love hearing from our listeners!
July 2, 2019
In this episode, we discuss abnormal pediatric head growth, shape and treatment options with Todd Hankinson, MD. Dr. Hankinson is a Pediatric Neurosurgeon at Children’s Hospital Colorado and Associate Professor of Neurosurgery at the University of Colorado School of Medicine.  
June 25, 2019
Today’s guests are Dr. Lori Prok and Pediatric Nurse Practitioner, Julieann Tibbetts, here to discuss the most common clinical presentations, causes, and treatment of Atopic Eczema. Dr. Prok is a Pediatric Dermatologist at Children’s Colorado and Associate Professor of Dermatology at the University of Colorado School of Medicine. Julieann is a Pediatric Nurse Practitioner in the Dermatology Department at Children’s Colorado and Senior Instructor of Dermatology at the University of Colorado School of Medicine.
June 18, 2019
Today’s guests are Dr. Jens Goebel and Dr. Robert Fuhlbrigge, here to discuss Henoch-Schönlein purpura (HSP). Dr. Goebel is the Section Head of Nephrology at Children’s Colorado and Professor of Pediatrics at the University of Colorado School of Medicine. Dr. Fuhlbrigge is Section Head of Rheumatology at Children’s Colorado and Professor of Pediatrics also at the University of Colorado School of Medicine.
June 11, 2019
In today’s episode, we’re examining a case that started in a primary care pediatrician’s office and ended in the Children’s Hospital Colorado Aerodigestive Program.  Joining us are the three physicians involved in the patient’s care examine: Larissa Applegate, MD, a pediatrician at Pediatrics West in Wheat Ridge, Colorado; RyanCaltagirone, MD, a pediatricemergency room physician at Children’s Colorado; and Sven Streubel, MD, an otolaryngologist with Children's Colorado.  In this episode: Our three guests examine their roles in the patient’s care and share their key takeaways to inform other medical professionals The origins of the case and how the patient, baby Rachel, first presented in the hospital Steps taken once Rachel’s respiratory struggles were evident and next steps to get her to the Emergency Department Importance of clear communication between departments and with patient families in complex, multidisciplinary cases Approaching a patient who presents with laryngomalacia from an ENT perspective Using a bedside scope to determine the severity of the laryngomalacia The various elements of Rachel’s multidisciplinary care, including: admission procedure, observation of feedings, continued oxygen support and plan for next steps Most common medical treatment plan for patients with laryngomalacia Designing a long-term management plan for a child with laryngomalacia that supports the patient as well as their family Accounting for comorbidities that come along with laryngomalacia Update from patient and key takeaways from the case
June 4, 2019
Treating STDs in adolescent patients can be a challenge for today’s busy pediatrician. Eliza Buyers, MDof the Pediatric and Adolescent Gynecologyteam at Children’s Colorado returns to our pediatric podcast to provide practical tools for preventing and treating sexually transmitted infections in teens.   In this episode: Why STD rates are higher in adolescents and young adults How PCPs can address teen reproductive health challenges Why we need to consider age as the primary risk factor for STDs Examining the issue of STD rates as a health disparity Importance of conducting universal screening in sexually active adolescents Expedited partner therapy (EPT) and its importance Recommended STD and HIV screening periods for different populations Screening guidelines for STD examinations in the absence of symptoms. Approaching one-to-one time with teen patients Importance of promoting condom use to prevent STDs in teens When to consider screening for less common STDs Why it’s crucial to know confidential screening clinics you can send your patients   STD management resources: The CDC STD treatment guidelines mobile app CDC STD treatment guidelines for special populations
May 28, 2019
In today’s episode all three hosts are in the recording studio for a round table discussion about provider self-care and compassion fatigue. The host team shares personal experiences and strategies they utilize for keeping them energized when cases have challenging outcomes. The host team includes is David Brumbaugh, MD, pediatric gastroenterologist and Associate Chief Medical Officer at Children’s Colorado; Alison Brent, MD Pediatric Emergency Medicine Physician and Medical Director of Physician Relations and the Network of Care at Children’s Colorado; and Dan Nicklas, MD, pediatrician and Medical Director of the Pediatric Call Center at Children’s Colorado. Thank you to all of our listeners for a fantastic Season 2 of Charting Pediatrics! Season 3 will launch on August 6. If you have suggestions for a future topic email us.
May 21, 2019
Approximately 6 to 7 percent of children presenting with respiratory symptoms have acute sinusitis. In today’s episode we are going to talk to Steven Hamilton, MD about the causes, diagnosis, treatment and safe antibiotic prescribing practices for the management of sinusitis in pediatric patients. Dr. Hamilton is a pediatric otolaryngologist from our Colorado Springs-based faculty and is an assistant professor of otolaryngology at the University of Colorado School of Medicine. Let us know what you thought about today's episode or suggest a future topic - Send Dr. Nicklas a tweet, @DanielNicklasMD or send us an email.  Children's Hospital Colorado, Colorado Springs is set to open in late Spring 2019. Read more about our new hospital! AAP Clinical Practice Guideline for this Diagnosis and Management of Acute Bacterial Sinusitis in Children Aged 1 to 18 Years  
May 14, 2019
Feeding is a primary concern for families of pre-term and low birth weight babies following NICU discharge. Many of these infants have gagging, swallowing, vomiting, aspirating concerns or feeding aversions; they don't seem to experience the sensation of hunger, making feeding each meal an arduous task for their caregivers. In today’s episode, we talk with returning guests Laura Pickler, MD and Nancy Creskoff Maune, OT about approaches to diagnosis and treatment options for infants with severe feeding and swallowing issues, including helpful diagnostic tests and therapies. Dr. Pickler is the Chair of Family Medicine and Medical Director of the Feeding and Swallowing Program at Children’s Colorado. Nancy is an occupational therapist in the program with an extensive background in the evaluation and treatment of infants and children with feeding and swallowing problems. Tell Dr. Brumbaugh what you thought of today's episode, send him a tweet @DBrumbaughMD. 
May 7, 2019
Pediatric hypertension occurs in 2-5% of all pediatric patients and is one of the top five chronic diseases in children and adolescents. According to the National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute, the diagnosis is missed in up to 75% of pediatric patients in primary care settings and appropriate medication initiation occurs much less frequently than is indicated, according to current guidelines. In today’s episode we talk with Steve Daniels, MD about the pediatric hypertension clinical practice guideline he helped to co-author, how you can incorporate blood pressure screening at well child visits, replacing the term “prehypertension” with “elevated blood pressure” and treatment recommendations for your patients. Dr. Daniels is a pediatric cardiologist, Pediatrician-in-Chief and the L. Joseph Butterfield Chair of Pediatrics at Children's Hospital Colorado, Professor of Pediatrics at the University of Colorado School of Medicine, Professor of Epidemiology at University of Colorado School of Public Health. Dr. Daniels is a sought-out expert in the field of pediatric hypertension and pediatric nutrition.
April 30, 2019
Acute flaccid myelitis (AFM) is a rare but serious condition; one that strikes fear into the hearts of parents and providers alike. AFM affects the nervous system, specifically the gray matter of the spinal cord, which results in the presenting symptoms of a flaccid paralysis. This condition is not new. Acute flaccid myelitis appears to be caused most often by viruses, especially EV-D68, which is a member of the polio family. Although poliomyelitis has been mostly eradicated worldwide, in recent years large outbreaks of the related enterovirus 71 has been seen in Asia-Pacific countries. This virus, that some have coined “the new polio” mostly affects children, manifesting as hand, foot, and mouth disease, aseptic meningitis, poliomyelitis-like acute flaccid paralysis, brainstem encephalitis, and other severe systemic disorders. In today’s episode we are joined by Kevin Messacar, MD to talk through the most common presentations and treatment of enterovirus infections. Dr. Messacar is both an Infectious Disease Specialist and Hospitalist at Children’s Hospital Colorado and is an Assistant Professor of Pediatrics at the University of Colorado School of Medicine. Dr. Messacar's interview in this episode is expressly his own and not on a behalf of the professional organizations he serves.  CDC AFM Guidelines and Resources for Providers What did you think of today's episode? Tweet Dr. Brent, @AlisonBrentMD or write to us chartingpediatrics@childrenscolorado.org.
April 23, 2019
Today we are fortunate to be joined by a home-grown Denver pediatrician, child health advocate and legislator for the Colorado House of Representatives, Rep. Dr. Yadira Caraveo. Dr. Caraveo was born and raised in Denver and attended medical school at the University of Colorado. She completed her residency in pediatrics in Albuquerque, New Mexico at the University of New Mexico and is currently a pediatrician at Peak Pediatrics in Denver. She has been interested in political and child advocacy since medical school and was elected to the Colorado House of Representatives to represent House District 31 in the November 2018 mid-term election. What did you think of today's episode? Send Dr. Brumbaugh a tweet @DBrumbaughMD or write to us at chartingpediatrics@childrenscolorado.org 
April 16, 2019
As we head into a busy travel season increasing numbers of our patients and families are venturing to high altitude to partake in activities such as sight-seeing, hiking and climbing. Children who travel to high altitude are at risk for developing some form of acute altitude illness and will seek advice from their primary care physician before traveling. In today’s episode we talk to Christine Ebert-Santos, MD to unpack what we know and what we don’t about children residing at or visiting high altitude and how you can provide anticipatory guidance to your patients and families.  Dr. Ebert-Santos is a pediatrician at the Ebert Family Clinic in Summit County, Colorado. Summit County is comprised of mountainous elevations ranging from 7,957 feet (2,425 m) at Green Mountain Reservoir to 14,270 feet (4,350 m) at Grays Peak. The elevation of the county seat of Breckenridge is 9,602 feet (2,927 m), making it one the highest cities in the state of Colorado and the United States. High Altitude Health
April 9, 2019
Acute otitis media (AOM) is one of the most common reasons that patients present to our office. Not surprisingly, ear infections are also the most common reason why children receive a prescription for a course of antibiotics. In today’s episode, we are going to talk to Peggy Kelley, MD about the classic symptoms and treatment for acute otitis media, safe antibiotic prescribing practices, and how to approach treatment failure and ear tubes. Dr. Kelley is a pediatric otolaryngologist at Children’s Hospital Colorado and Associate Professor of Otolaryngology at the University of Colorado School of Medicine. Send Dr. Nicklas a tweet and let him know what you thought about today's episode, @DanielNicklasMD  
April 2, 2019
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
March 26, 2019
As providers, the safety of our patients is paramount. In recent years, increased attention has been given to diagnostic error in medicine, specifically those that arise through error in cognitive perception, failed heuristics and biases. In today’s episode, we are talking with Joe Grubenhoff, MD about error in diagnosis and strategies for reducing cognitive bias. Dr. Grubenhoff is the Associate Medical Director of Clinical Effectiveness and is a pediatric emergency medicine physician at Children’s Colorado. He is also an Associate Professor of Pediatrics at the University of Colorado School of Medicine. Resources mentioned in today's episode: How Doctor's Think by Jerome Groopman, MD Thinking Fast and Slow by Daniel Kahneman What did you think of today's episode? Send Dr. Brumbaugh a tweet @DBrumbaughMD.
March 19, 2019
Measles is a highly contagious respiratory disease that spreads easily through the air or on infected surfaces; According to the American Academy of Pediatrics, of every 1,000 people who get measles, 1 to 2 will die.  And the numbers are even higher in developing countries where the case fatality rate is 4-10%.  As providers who care for kids, we urge our parents, schools and communities to protect each other by vaccinating for measles. In today’s episode Edwin Asturias, MD joins us to talk through the classic symptoms, treatment and vaccination recommendations for measles.  Dr. Asturias is the Director for Latin American Infectious Disease at Children’s Hospital Colorado. He is also an Associate Professor or Pediatric Infectious Disease at the University of Colorado School of Medicine. Let Dr. Nicklas know what you thought of today's episode - send him a tweet @DanielNicklasMD  
March 12, 2019
In today's episode we dive in to the topic of toxicity and the most common overdoses in pediatric medicine. Our guest is Sam Wang, MD, returning from earlier this season when we covered the topic of Marijuana as Medicine (S2:E14). Dr. Wang is a Pediatric Emergency Medicine Physician and Medical Toxicologist at Children’s Hospital Colorado and the University of Colorado School of Medicine.   Let us know what you thought of today's episode: Tweet Dr. Brent (@AlisonBrentMD) or write to us, chartingpediatrics@childrenscolorado.org 
March 5, 2019
HPV vaccine rates remain low with only about 16 percent of U.S. adolescents being fully vaccinated by the time they turn 13 according to the CDC. With about 34,000 cases of HPV-induced cancers annually, we as providers have an opportunity to encourage more parents to vaccinate their children. In this episode we talk with guests Brian Gablehouse, MD and Sean O’Leary, MD about HPV vaccination hesitancy, recent updates to the HPV vaccination schedule and how to utilize motivational interviewing techniques when talking with parents. Dr. Gablehouse is a pediatrician at Peak Pediatrics located in Wheat Ridge and Thornton, Colorado. Dr. O’Leary is Director of the Colorado Pediatric Practice-Based Research Network and works on the Infectious Disease team at Children’s Hospital Colorado; he is Associate Professor at the University of Colorado School of Medicine. Let us know what you think of today's episode! Drop us an email. Check out S2:E12 for further discussion about the topic of Vaccinations & Motivational Interviewing Techniques. 
February 26, 2019
Historically, there has not been a Food and Drug Administration – approved medical therapy to treat food allergies. This is about to change with emerging research in immune desensitization and clinical trials with food immunotherapy products that will likely soon hit the market. In today’s episode, we will talk about these clinical trials, what two products are likely to be FDA-approved by the end of 2019 and what that means for your food-allergic patients. Today’s guests are David Fleischer, MD and Matthew Greenhawt, MD. Dr. Fleischer is Director of the Allergy and Immunology Center at Children’s Hospital Colorado and Associate Professor in Pediatrics and Allergy at the University of Colorado School of Medicine. Dr. Greenhawt is Director of the Food Challenge and Research Unit at Children’s Hospital Colorado Associate Professor of Pediatrics and Allergy at the University of Colorado School of Medicine. Related Research: Effect of Epicutaneous Immunotherapy vs Placebo on Reaction to Peanut Protein Ingestion Among Children With Peanut Allergy: The PEPITES Randomized Clinical Trial, JAMA February 22, 2019  We love hearing from our listeners - email the Charting Pediatrics team to suggest a future topic or tell what you thought of this one.
February 19, 2019
As a continuation of our discussion of congenital heart disease from Season 2, Episode 21, we are going to look at the primary care provider’s ongoing role caring for these patients; signs and symptoms of undiagnosed patients and how to support adolescent patients transitioning to adult care. Today’s guest is Joe Kay, MD. Dr. Kay is Program Director of the joint Adult Congenital Heart Disease Program at the University of Colorado Hospital and Children’s Hospital Colorado, and Associate Professor of both Pediatrics and Medicine at University of Colorado School of Medicine. We love hearing from our listeners! Reach out and tell us what you would like to hear in a future episode.  
February 12, 2019
How many concussions are too many for a young athlete? When should sport retirement be considered? In today's episode we are going to look at the case of a high school athlete as the basis for exploring these questions with Julie Wilson, MD. Dr. Wilson is Co-Director of the Concussion Program at Children's Hospital Colorado and Assistant Professor at the University of Colorado School of Medicine. Tell us what you thought about today's episode. Charting Pediatrics is now on Spotify!
February 5, 2019
The practice of pediatric pain management has developed significantly in the last decade with the use and validation of pain assessment tools specific to pediatric patients, yielding evidence-based pain management guidelines in children of all ages. Still, pharmacological intervention options coupled with practicing safe prescribing can be overwhelming in the primary care setting.  In today’s episode we are joined by Tom Majcher, DO, to discuss a practical approach to outpatient pain management in pediatrics and the prevalence of conditions associated with acute and chronic pain. Dr. Majcher is Chair of Anesthesiology at Children’s Hospital Colorado and Professor of Anesthesiology at the University of Colorado School of Medicine.
January 29, 2019
A real public health problem has snuck up on us as pediatricians - vaping and e-cigarettes use. On today’s episode, we will unpack the facts about e-cigarettes and vaping, provide you with practical tools to counsel your patients and families and talk about upcoming advocacy and policy work pertaining to e-cigarettes. Our guests today are Jennifer Woods, MD, Medical Director of the Adolescent Medicine Clinic at Children’s Hospital Colorado and associate professor of pediatrics at the University of Colorado School of Medicine; and Heather Hoch, MD pediatric pulmonologist at Children’s Hospital Colorado and assistant professor the CU School of Medicine. From today's episode: The 2018 NIH Monitoring the Future Survey Results were released last month. The survey found that 37% of 12th graders and 18% of 8th graders have vaped in the last year and the number of kids who used vaping products in the last month jumped from 11 to 21% in 12th graders and from 9 to 16% in 10th graders — those changes are the biggest jumps in adolescent substance use that has been seen in the 4 decades of conducting the Monitoring the Future Survey. From the AAP: 5 Facts to talk to Teens about Vaping The FDA held a public hearing on January 18, 2019 to discuss efforts to eliminate youth e-cigarette use, with a focus on the potential role of drug therapies to support cessation and the issues impacting the development of such therapies. If this is a topic you are passionate about, we encourage our listeners to visit the FDA website to submit a public comment, those public comment submissions will be available through February 1, 2019 https://www.fda.gov/TobaccoProducts/Labeling/ProductsIngredientsComponents/ucm456610.htm) Pediatricians Push for Laws to Prevent Teen Vaping Colorado Bill Introduced to Combat Skyrocketing Youth E-Cigarette Use, Clean Indoor Air Act, House Bill 19-1076 Feedback on this episode or suggestions for a future topic? Write to us at chartingpediatrics@childrenscolorado.org - we love hearing from our listeners!
January 22, 2019
Integrative health care describes the blending of complementary and conventional therapies by practitioners to include all appropriate therapies in a patient-centered and evidence-based fashion. Today we will offer up some practical tips about how you can incorporate an integrative approach to your care of kids and adolescents with Rachel Workman, MD. Dr. Workman runs the Integrative Medicine Clinic at Children’s Hospital Colorado and is Assistant Professor of Pediatrics at the University of Colorado School of Medicine. Resources mentioned in this episode: Nourish Your Tribe by Nicole Magryta, MBA, RDN Finally Focused by James Greenblatt, MD FoundMyFitness Podcast with Rhonda Patrick, PhD The Tim Ferriss Show Health for the Whole Child: An Integrative Approach CME Conference, October 30, 2019 in Aurora, CO (CME Credit)
January 15, 2019
In this episode we discuss how to respond to abnormal results of the newborn Critical Congenital Heart Disease (CCHD) screening with Chris Rausch, MD. Dr. Rausch is the Director of the Cardiopulmonary Exercise Laboratory at Children’s Hospital Colorado and Associate Professor of Pediatric Cardiology at the University of Colorado School of Medicine.  In this Episode: Why Critical Congenital Heart Disease (CCHD) requires attention from pediatric provider Reasons why CCHD can be missed in prenatal screenings CCHD screening protocols and toolkits for nurseries The recommended screening window for newborns How to ensure that newborns get the appropriate evaluations Understanding the effect of elevation on CCHD screening results The false-positive rate of CCHD screenings Improvement in outcome rates for newborns with CCHD Occurrences when screenings will be performed by the primary care physician
January 8, 2019
Today we discuss pediatric trigger thumb (also know as Trigger Finger, Flexor Tenosynovitis, or Stenosing Tenosynovitis) with Sarah Sibbel, MD. Dr. Sibbel is the Director of the Pediatric Hand and Upper Extremity Program and Surgical Director of the Brachial Plexus Center at Children’s Hospital Colorado and Assistant Professor of Orthopedics at the University of Colorado School of Medicine.  In this episode:  Defining pediatric trigger thumb and the path of physiology Hypothesis of why trigger thumb occurs in children and adults Diagnosing trigger thumb in primary care Helpful imaging to obtain Operative and non-operative treatment plans and their associated risks The success rate of surgery as a treatment Time optimal period between observation and surgery for trigger thumb How trigger thumb impacts a child’s day-to-day life Role for non-steroidal anti-inflammatory agents in trigger thumb treatment Follow-up plans for the outpatient setting
December 20, 2018
Happy holidays to you, our Charting Pediatrics listeners. Whether the snow is falling where you are, or your palm trees are wrapped in lights, we hope you will be enjoying these next couple of weeks with family and friends. In this season of celebration and reflection, we wanted to say thank you to you, our Charting Pediatrics listeners. Each week we get the opportunity to interview our pediatric colleagues to bring you meaningful educational content, and we have the best time doing this. Indeed, when we do each of these podcasts, it’s the very best part of our day. It’s truly humbling to know that there are more than 10,000 of you tuning in each month as part of our amazing Charting Pediatrics community. Like you, we will be taking the next couple of weeks off for friends and family. But don’t worry! The show will return on January 8th with new and exciting content that you won’t want to miss. Thank you for sharing a piece of your week with us. So until next time, keep on keeping kids safe out there and Happy Holidays!
December 18, 2018
On this episode we discuss the diagnosis and management of ovarian cysts and torsion risk with Patricia Huguelet, MD. Dr. Huguelet is the Section Chief of Pediatric and Adolescent Gynecology at Children’s Hospital Colorado and Associate Professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology at the University of Colorado School of Medicine. In this episode: Most common presentations/symptoms of ovarian cysts reported to a primary care provider. Why many ovarian cysts can be asymptomatic. Differentiating between other abdominal pain versus ovarian cyst pain. Determining whether ovarian cysts are benign or malignant. The differences in symptoms and pain in benign versus malignant cysts. Three mechanisms of ovarian pain: ischemia from torsion, acute rupture and hemorrhage, rapid capsular stretch. The optimal modality for ovarian cyst imaging diagnosis. Symptoms and pain that would lead more towards ovarian torsion diagnosis. When ovarian torsion might occur without the presence of a cyst or mass. Why it is always better to preserve the ovary after torsion; resilience of function. The fertility outlook for women who have had ovarian torsion. Best treatment course for a hemorrhagic cyst; preserving fertility. Laboratory tests to consider when diagnosing ovarian cysts/torsion. Outpatient followup care for patients after treatment/diagnosis for ovarian cysts or torsion. Likelihood of recurrence of ovarian cysts and risk for torsion. The role of non-steroidal use in ovarian cyst pain control.
December 11, 2018
In this episode, we discuss abnormal pediatric head growth, shape and treatment options with Todd Hankinson, MD. Dr. Hankinson is a Pediatric Neurosurgeon at Children’s Hospital Colorado and Associate Professor of Neurosurgery at the University of Colorado School of Medicine.  
December 4, 2018
On today's episode we discuss the most common clinical presentations, causes and treatments of atopic eczema with Lori Prok, MD and Julieann Tibbetts, PNP. Dr. Prok is a Pediatric Dermatologist at Children’s Colorado and Associate Professor of Dermatology at the University of Colorado School of Medicine. Julieann is a Pediatric Nurse Practitioner in the Dermatology Department at Children’s Colorado and Senior Instructor of Dermatology at the University of Colorado School of Medicine.  
November 27, 2018
Today we discuss the art and science of caring for young mothers in the pediatric practice. Hana Smith, MD and Amy Ehmer, PsyD, join us to discuss the Young Mothers Clinic and the Colorado Adolescent Maternity Program and opportunities to adopt aspects of this care model into the primary care practice. Dr. Smith is the Medical Director of the Young Mother’s Clinic at Children's Colorado and assistant professor at the University of Colorado School of Medicine. Dr. Ehmer is a psychologist at the Young Mothers Clinic and Colorado Adolescent Maternity Program, and a Senior Instructor at the University of Colorado School of Medicine.   In today's episode:  PHQ-9 Screening Tool - Modified for Teens Edinburgh Postnatal Depression Scale (EPDS) Nurse Family Partnership Supporting clinical documentation and tests for young mothers Colorado Adolescent Maternity Program (CAMP) Washington Post article about Children's CO CAMP Program
November 20, 2018
This episode was recorded live from the 2018 American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) National Conference and Exhibition in Orlando, Fla. with Leslie Walker-Harding, MD discussing addiction prevention in primary care. Dr. Walker-Harding is the chair of the Department of Pediatrics and the pediatrician-in-chief at Penn State Health Milton S. Hershey Medical Center and the Medical Director of Penn State Children’s Hospital.
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