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The Winter 2022-2023 issue of Ohio Pediatrics is now out! Ohio Pediatrics is the Ohio AAP’s premier publication, dedicated to providing newsworthy information relating to current issues in pediatrics, activities and programs put on by the Ohio AAP, and a look into the advocacy work done by the Chapter.

To view an electronic version of this issue, click here.

Highlights from the Winter 22-23 Edition include: 

  • 2022 Annual Meeting Highlights: Thank you Ohio AAP Members, sponsors, and speakers for making our 2022 Annual Meeting a huge success! Catch up on this year’s education topics, speakers, award honorees, and more!
  • Foundation Keynote Returns for Luncheon to Support Vaccine Advocacy: The Foundation proudly held their Keynote Luncheon on Friday, October 28th at the Ohio AAP’s Annual Meeting at the Hilton Polaris. The session, From Fear to Medical Freedom: Overcoming the Anti-Vaccine Movement and Medical Misinformation to Increase Rates, was this year’s featured keynote address.
  • Shining a Light on the Management of Neonatal Hyperbilirubinemia: It has been more than 65 years since phototherapy was recognized to reduce neonatal hyperbilirubinemia and more than 50 years since RhoGAM was approved to prevent Rh-isoimmune hemolytic disease. As a result, the number of exchange transfusions and the risk of developing kernicterus has fallen dramatically in the United States. In fact, most pediatricians in the United States have not taken care of an infant with kernicterus and many have no experience with conducting an exchange transfusion. We should be proud of this great success story. However, it is important that we all remain vigilant to prevent profound neurologic disability. To help guide care, the AAP recently released its revised clinical practice guideline for the management of hyperbilirubinemia in the newborn infant ≥ 35 weeks’ gestation.
  • Hearing and Vision Screenings for School-Aged Children with Form K: Identifying and treating hearing and vision problems early improves preschool and school-aged children’s school readiness and literacy levels. Children and parents are sometimes unaware of hearing and vision issues until they are diagnosed. The positive effects of follow-up after a diagnosis may indirectly help a child’s behavior, demeanor, and performance in the classroom, at home, and in everyday situations.

Have an idea for an article? Please submit your suggestions to Olivia Simon. All article submissions will be reviewed by the editorial board before acceptance.

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