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Diarrhea is defined either as watery stool or increased frequency of stool (or both) when compared to a normal amount.
Anup Patel, M.D., began his career at CHOC Children’s in 2010.
The primary goal of managing spina bifida is to prevent infection and to preserve the spinal cord and nerves that are exposed outside of the body.
Failure to thrive is defined as slowed or halted (stopped) physical growth. Failure to thrive has many different causes.
At CHOC, we understand asthma is a long-term disease and specialize in providing support for kids with asthma at the Asthma Center.
RD's in Practice - January 22, 2015
Esophagitis is the irritation and inflammation of the lining of the esophagus, or food pipe. It can cause difficulty swallowing.
Our pediatric registered dietitians provide outpatient nutrition counseling for kids as well as specialized services in the hospital.
The human respiratory tract is open to the outside world to let air in and carbon dioxide out, making it an easy point of entry for germs that can potentially cause illness.
CHOC is a leading-edge research facility committed to the advancement of science and innovative pediatric medical care.
Children on these diets typically test positive to multiple foods or may be following the 6-food elimination diet with additional foods that were positive from allergy testing.
Exercise may trigger an asthma attack, but don’t be afraid to let your child with asthma be involved in sports with proper asthma management.
An elemental diet may be recommended if a child has severe symptoms, if all food allergy testing was negative or if previous treatment options have been unsuccessful.
Stool test may also be referred to as “stool sample,” “stool culture” or “fecal sample.” The test looks at fecal matter for evidence of a medical condition.
When a child is diagnosed with eosinophilic esophagitis, caregivers always have many questions and one issue that causes a great deal of anxiety and stress is finding what the child can eat.
If you’re one of those moms or dads, you may be wondering if you gave your kid all the pearls of parental wisdom he or she needs to survive life out there on their own.
Many illnesses that are easily spread peak in the fall and winter months, and this is particularly true among kids as they settle into school routines among their equally germ-prone peers.
CHOC's pulmonologists specialize in treating kids with asthma. We even have a high-risk asthma clinic for life-threatening asthma.
Referral guidelines and forms are available to assist physicians in the evaluation and management of pediatric patients.
Asthma can be hard to diagnose in a young child and the symptoms can be mistaken for another illness. Children with asthma often have other conditions.
Presented by RDs In Practice: Advancing Practice in Pediatric Nutrition, Sept. 27-29, 2018, Newport Beach Marriott Resort.
Patients must arrive at CHOC two hours before surgery is scheduled to begin.
CHOC Pediatric Urgent Care offers after-hours pediatric urgent care for babies, kids and teens for your convenience and peace of mind.
Patch tests are used to help diagnose a child’s suspected allergies.
When changing the diet does not correct a child’s eosinophilic esophagitis (EoE) symptoms or following a strict diet is not feasible, our staff may look to place a child on medications that can help with the EoE symptoms.