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In this unit, there are a variety of conditions you will discuss pertaining to the eyes, ears, mouth, and gastrointestinal system. Focusing on the pediatric patient, select one of the topics below (please choose one that has not already been posted by another student) and discuss the current evidence-based recommendations by leading pediatric experts and professional organizations. Focus your discussion on guidelines for pediatric healthcare providers prescribing medications to the young pediatric patient.

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In this unit, there are a variety of conditions you will discuss pertaining to the eyes, ears, mouth, and gastrointestinal system. Focusing on the pediatric patient, select one of the topics below (please choose one that has not already been posted by another student) and discuss the current evidence-based recommendations by leading pediatric experts and professional organizations. Focus your discussion on guidelines for pediatric healthcare providers prescribing medications to the young pediatric patient.
You are expected to present your initial topic including, but not limited to, the following items:
Pathophysiology
Physical exam findings
Differential diagnoses and rationale
Management plan to focus on pharmacotherapy agents based upon evidence-based practice guidelines
In addition, you are required to follow the Discussion Board grading rubric.
Topics:
Sensorineural and conductive hearing loss
Otitis media (all types)
Conjunctivitis (all types) and nystagmus
Amblyopia and strabismus
Retinopathy of prematurity
Dental caries, candidiasis, aphthous ulcers
Retinoblastoma
Gastroesophageal reflux disease in pediatrics
Peptic ulcer disease in pediatrics
Appendicitis and functional abdominal pain syndrome
Intussusception and pyloric stenosis
Malabsorption syndromes: Celiac disease, lactose intolerance, cow’s milk protein intolerance or allergy
Failure to thrive
Acute gastroenteritis and intestinal parasites
Constipation and encopresis
Periorbital cellulitis and orbital cellulitis
Otitis externa and mastoiditis
Glaucoma and cataracts in pediatrics
Corneal ulcers and hordeolum
Cyclic vomiting syndrome
APA 7th Edition 3 Reference

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