Sabrina Fernandez

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PGI18 The CosT-effeCTIveness of RefeRRInG PaTIenTs WITh IRRITable boWel syndRome To a GasTRoenTeRoloGIsT In The Uk Canavan C1, Card T1, West J1, Moayyedi P2 1University of Nottingham, Nottingham, UK, 2McMaster University, Hamilton, ON, Canada Objectives: Irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) can be diagnosed clinically and managed within primary care, yet around(More)
With myriad frightening stories on the Internet about vaccines, parents are frequently presenting to the pediatrician with questions about the safety of vaccine ingredients, and pediatricians need to be ready to listen to families with a kind ear. Pediatricians must also feel prepared to offer thoughtful, knowledgeable advice, appreciating the parent's(More)
Fears and worries are normal feelings that help us adapt to the ups and downs of life. Those ups and downs are especially normal as children and adolescents grow up and try to find where they fit in the world. With changing relationships at home and in social circles, they are establishing their worldview and solidifying their identity. These feelings of(More)
Long-acting reversible contraception (LARC) is the most effective method of preventing pregnancy in young women and adolescents. The two types of LARC methods are the intrauterine device and the implantable rod device. The success of these methods is demonstrable due to the "perfect use" and "typical use" failure rates being near identical. Pediatricians(More)
It is universally known that secondhand smoke is detrimental to children's health. There is emerging research about the negative effects of thirdhand smoke as well. Most pediatricians focus on the child's medical evaluation and treatment, without considering other family members as it impacts the child's health. Screening rates for secondhand smoke exposure(More)
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