Orneita Burton

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In the late 1980s, the leadership of the South Carolina Chapter of the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) developed a growing awareness that there was a population of children in the state who frequented emergency departments and public health clinics but were not considered patients in any medical professional's office. Coincidentally, the commissioner(More)
Prenatal exposure to oral anticoagulants during pregnancy may result in defective fetal development or life-threatening hemorrhage. Fetal exposure during the first eight weeks of pregnancy may cause abnormal development of the facial structures, hypoplastic digits, strippled epiphyses, and mental retardation. Midtrimester exposure may result in optic(More)
This remarkable treatise by Dr Vince Hutchins and associates recounts the laying of each brick (milestone) in the foundation of child health advocacy for the new millennium. Indeed, the advocacy of the 21st century calls for direct pediatrician involvement and leadership in community initiatives to improve children’s access to health care to ensure that(More)
Advocacy on behalf of children who are medically underserved and the pediatricians who care for them has been a long-standing core commitment of the Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health and the American Academy of Pediatrics. Although different in etiology, barriers to adequate health care exist in both nations. In the United States, almost 18(More)