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

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

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

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

    Host: Alka Goyal, MD


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

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

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

    Host: Brian P. McDonough, MD, FAAFP

    Guest: Teresa Gil, PhD


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

    Preventing TB: Who & How to Screen

    Preventing TB: Who & How to Screen

    Guest: Masae Kawamura, MD


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

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

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

    Host: John J. Russell, MD

    Guest: Lee Reichman, MD, MPH


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

    The Role of Primary Care in Eliminating TB

    The Role of Primary Care in Eliminating TB

    Guest: Scott Lindquist, MD, MPH


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

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

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

    Host: Paul Rokuskie


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

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