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ABP Content Specifications Effective for exams administered beginning Jan 2018 20152016201720182019
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I. Growth & Development - 5%
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A. Normal growth
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1. Measurement
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2. Linear growth and weight gainAcute & Chronic Growth Plate Injuries - PIR Mar 2017, 38 (3) 129-138; DOI: 10.1542/pir.2015-0160
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3. Head growth
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B. Failure to thrive
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1. Recognize and evaluate a patient with failure to thrive
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2. Differentiate among the possible causes of failure to thrive
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3. Plan the management of an infant with failure to thrive
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C. ObesityHyperlipidemia - 2018
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1. Recognize the various complications associated with obesity
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2. Formulate a differential diagnosis in a patient who is obese
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3. Know which interventions have been effective and ineffective in caring for patients of various ages who are obese
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4. Understand the importance of body mass index (BMI) in identifying obesity and overweight
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5. Identify the genetic and environmental risk factors for obesity, including lifestyle choices
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6. Counsel a family with regard to obesity prevention and treatment
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D. Surveillance & screening
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1. Understand the uses and limitations of various developmental screening tools
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2. Distinguish between isolated, global, and atypical developmental delay
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3. Understand the factors that can cause variations in the normal developmental sequence and recognize their associated features
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E. Developmental milestones (birth to 12 years)PIR 2016;37(1):25-38 Developmental Milestones
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1. Neonatal period (first four weeks after birth)Neonatal Lethargy, Seizures, and Asphyxiation - PIR Jun 2017, 38 (6) 290-291; DOI: 10.1542/pir.2016-0004
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2. Two months
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3. Four months
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4. Six monthsHow Young Children Learn Language and Speech: Implications of Theory and Evidence for Practice
- 2018
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5. Nine monthsHow Young Children Learn Language and Speech: Implications of Theory and Evidence for Practice
- 2018
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6. Twelve monthsHow Young Children Learn Language and Speech: Implications of Theory and Evidence for Practice
- 2018
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7. Fifteen monthsHow Young Children Learn Language and Speech: Implications of Theory and Evidence for Practice
- 2018
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8. Eighteen monthsHow Young Children Learn Language and Speech: Implications of Theory and Evidence for Practice
- 2018
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9. Twenty-four monthsHow Young Children Learn Language and Speech: Implications of Theory and Evidence for Practice
- 2018
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10. Thirty-six monthsHow Young Children Learn Language and Speech: Implications of Theory and Evidence for Practice
- 2018
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11. Four yearsHow Young Children Learn Language and Speech: Implications of Theory and Evidence for Practice
- 2018
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12. Five years
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13. Six years to twelve years
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II. Nutrition & Nutritional Disorders - 4%
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A. Normal nutritional requirements
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1. General
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2. Minerals
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3. VitaminsVitamin Excess and Deficiency
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4. Fats
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5. Protein
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6. Calories
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B. Infant feeding
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1. Breast-feedingPediatrician’s Role in Encouraging Exclusive Breastfeeding -2017 Aug
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2. Formula-feedingMay 2017, 38 (5) 239-240; DOI: 10.1542/pir.2016-0211 - IB_Standard Infant Formula and Formula Feeding -- Cow Milk Protein Formula
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2. Formula-feedingMay 2017, 38 (5) 241-242; DOI: 10.1542/pir.2016-0212 - IB_Specialized Infant Formula
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3. Introduction of cow milk and solid foodFood Allergies - 2018
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Infant Peanut Introduction, Simplified - 2019
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C. Deficiency states & hypervitaminosis (including rickets)
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1. Vitamin deficiency statesPIR 2016;37(8):348-350 IOS Case 1 (rickets)PIR March 2017; 38(3) IOS Case 6: Vitamin K Deficiency Bleeding in a NeonateVitamin Excess and DeficiencyPTH, Vitamin D and FGF23- hormonal regulation of Calcium and Phosphate - 2018
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2. Mineral deficiency statesIron Deficiency: The Implications before Anemia
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3. Protein, calorie deficiency states
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4. HypervitaminosisVitamin Excess and Deficiency
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D. Principles of nutritional support
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1. General
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2. Tube feeding, enteral nutritionPIR 2017;38(1):23-34 - Tube Feeding in Children
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3. Parenteral nutrition
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E. Nutritional problems associated with specific diseases, conditionsNutritional Considerations in Pediatric Chronic Disease - PIR Aug 2017
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1. Gastrointestinal disordersPIR 2016;37(12):516-523 Refeeding Syndrome
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2. Renal disease
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3. Hepatic disease
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4. Cardiac disease
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5. Cystic fibrosisCystic Fibrosis - 2019
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6. Hematologic-oncologic diseaseOncologic Emergencies, Including Tumor Lysis - 2018
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7. Neurologically impaired children
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8. BurnsBurn Care for Children
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9. Allergies
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10. Athletes
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11. Vegetarians and vegans
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12. DietingPIR 2016;37(8):357-359 In Brief: Fad Dieting and Weight Loss in Children
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13. Family and cultural practices
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III. Preventive Pediatrics - 5%
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A. ImmunizationsVaccine Safety: Medical Contraindications, Myths, and Risk Communication - PIR Jun 2015, 36 (6) 227-238; DOI: 10.1542/pir.36-6-227
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1. GeneralImmunizations: Vaccinations in General - Jun 2015, 36 (6) 249-259; DOI: 10.1542/pir.36-6-249
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2. Influenza vaccine
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3. Meningococcal vaccine
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4. Pneumococcal vaccine (conjugated and unconjugated)
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5. Hepatitis vaccines
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6. Diphtheria-tetanus combinationPIR 2017;38(1):52-53 - IOS 6 (Tetanus)In Brief: Tetanus Disease, Treatment, Management
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7. Pertussis vaccines (whole-cell and acellular)Bordetella pertussis (pertussis) - 2018
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8. DTaP and Tdap vaccines
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9. Measles-mumps-rubella (MMR) vaccinePIR 2016;37(5):220-221 In Brief: Measles
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10. Poliovirus vaccine
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11. Haemophilus influenzae type b vaccine
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12. Varicella-zoster virus vaccinePIR 2016;37(11):498-500 IOS Case 3 (varicella meningitis)In Brief: Varicella-Zoster Virus - 2018
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13. Rotavirus vaccine
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14. Human papillomavirus vaccineIn Brief:HPV - PIR 2017
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15. Catch-up immunizations
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16. Immunizations for travel
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B. Screening
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1. Blood pressure
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2. Hematocrit
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3. Lead (see also IV.B.14)Heavy Metal Poisoning: Lead, Mercury - 2018
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4. Hearing (see XXIII.A.5)Ear Abnormalities (External, Middle, Inner) - 2018
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5. VisionPIR 2015:36(9):420-422 IOS Case 3 [malignant undifferentiated soft tissue tumors]: A Vascular-appearing Eyelid Mass in a NeonateVision - PIR 2017Pediatric Vision Screening
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6. Cholesterol, lipidsHyperlipidemia - 2018
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C. Disease Prevention
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1. Heart disease
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