Child and youth health

ADHD assessment and diagnosis

Dr Colette Muir talks about assessment and diagnosis of ADD and ADHD in children. She covers comprehensive assessment, supporting families, and the wider context.

Asthma management in children

Asthma is a chronic inflammatory disease of the respiratory tract. New Zealand has one of the highest reported cases of asthma globally, with the prevalence of asthma highest amongst children and young adults.

It is dominant amongst Māori and Pacific children.

This short course incorporates:

Asthma in under five-year-olds

PODCAST: Dr David McNamara on the challenges and barriers to diagnosis of asthma in the under five-year-old child.

Cow's milk allergy in infants

Adverse reactions to foods can be classified depending on whether there is an immune mediated reaction or not. Immune mediated reactions can be further broken down by whether they are due to IgE allergic antibodies or not. Understanding whether an infant has allergy or intolerance, and if allergy what type of allergy, is key to diagnosis and management of infants with CMA.

How common is cow’s milk allergy (CMA)?

Paediatric overnight oximetry

The aim of this course is to optimally use overnight oximetry in the assessment and management of children with either suspected or known Obstructive Sleep Apnoea (OSA).

It is intended to assist paediatric and ENT trainees, paediatricians, ENT / ORL specialists, physiologists working in sleep laboratories undertaking studies on children, and general practitioners who have the necessary resources, to learn how to perform, interpret and report paediatric overnight pulse oximetry studies.

After completing this learning tool you should:

Bronchiectasis in children

Associate Professor Cass Byrnes discusses the chronic wet cough in a child, including equity issues, clinical presentations and investigations.

Sleep and babies

Dr Liora Kempler talks about what to expect in the first year of a baby's sleep patterns, and how to set up a healthy sleep regime.

Children's Teeth

Dr Katie Bach talks about children's teeth and why you need to get involved in their dental health. Katie currently works as a paediatric dental consultant at both Greenlane Clinical Centre and Starship Hospital as well as working privately at Kidz-Teeth in Auckland.

 

Sudden unexpected death in infancy (SUDI)

PODCAST: Dr Christine McIntosh talks about sudden unexpected death in infancy (SUDI).

Snoring in children

Snoring occurs in approximately one third of children. About 10% of these children snore every night. Uncomplicated snoring is at one end of the spectrum of what is termed ‘sleep-disordered breathing’ (SDB) and severe obstructive sleep apnoea (OSA) is at the other end. It is estimated that OSA affects approximately 3-5% of normal children.

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