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Childhood Opioid Addiction Research Presented at AAP Meeting


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AAP Meeting

An alumnus of the Armed Forces Medical College in Pune, India, Dr. Ramesh Sachdeva also has also gone on to earn several other postgraduate degrees, including an MBA from the University of Houston-Clear Lake, a PhD in epidemiology from the University of Texas School of Public Health, and a juris doctor from Marquette University Law School. For the past five years, Dr. Ramesh Sachdeva has served as the associate executive director of the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP).

At the recent AAP National Conference in Chicago, researchers presented alarming new statistics about opioid dependency among children in the United States. According to the data, each day more than 100 children arriving in emergency rooms nationwide test positive for opioid dependency or addiction. Researchers looked at data from the Nationwide Emergency Department Sample database over a five-year period, from 2008-2013. They noted that in the final year of the study nearly 50,000 people under 21 reported to emergency rooms and were diagnosed with opioid addiction, up more than 17,000 from 2008.

One of the study’s authors, Veerajalandhar Allareddy, MD, MBA, said the average ER diagnoses 135 children with an opioid addiction each day. He hopes the data will push key stakeholders to develop programs and resources to help fight the growing epidemic.

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AAP Warns of Golf Cart Dangers


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Golf Cart Dangers

A graduate of the Armed Forces Medical College in Pune, India, Dr. Ramesh Sachdeva also holds numerous postgraduate degrees, including an MBA from the University of Houston, a PhD in epidemiology from the University of Texas, and a juris doctor from Marquette University. Dr. Ramesh Sachdeva now serves as the associate executive director of the American Academy of Pediatrics.

According to research from the AAP, there has been a rise in injuries among children using golf carts. The researchers examined data from Pennsylvania in their findings, which showed 108 kids under 18 over a 10-year period who suffered golf cart-related injuries.

Of those patients, one died, and 36 percent were required to be admitted to the ICU because of their injuries. Additionally, 76 percent of those injured suffered at least one bone break, with skull fractures the most common.

Although golf carts move slower than cars, they are still dangerous. The AAP now recommends that children under 16 not drive golf carts at all, while those 16 to 18 should drive carts no faster than 10 miles per hour.

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AMA Hosts Its 15th Annual Research Symposium


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American Medical Association

A pediatrics professor and associate executive director of the American Academy of Pediatrics, Dr. Ramesh Sachdeva earned his DBA in management sciences at the University of Strathclyde in Glasgow, Scotland. Dr. Ramesh Sachdeva is also a member of the American Medical Association (AMA)

Representing physicians, resident physicians, and medical students, the AMA aims to further the impact of medicine and enhance public health.

Members are invited to attend AMA events, such as its Annual Research Symposium. Each year, the Research Symposium hosts a contest in which student, resident, and fellow members can present abstracts of their research. Member entries may come with a poster, are expected to be original, and must be submitted on or before the deadline. Only one entry is allowed per member. Contest judges will award 12 prizes to top-scoring entrants. Prizes range from $150 to $250. Physician members are encouraged to volunteer as judges and can learn more through the AMA’s website.

The annual AMA Research Symposium will be held on November 10, 2017, at the 2017 AMA Interim Meeting in Honolulu, Hawaii.

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How Light Affects Sleep


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Associate executive director of the American Academy of Pediatrics, Dr. Ramesh Sachdeva earned his board certification in sleep medicine from the American Board of Pediatrics. In his professional responsibilities, Dr. Ramesh Sachdeva focuses on the diagnosis and treatment of sleep disruptions.

Sleep can be disturbed by different factors, one of which is light. While bright light signals the body it’s time to get up, darkness encourages rest and sleep. Controlling light in the bedroom can contribute to a peaceful sleep.

Both sunlight and artificial light produce a chemical reaction that activates the body, causing a person to be awake, whether it is an appropriate time or not. Since the body is sensitive to light, using low wattage bulbs around bedtime and blocking any outside source of artificial light, like streetlights, may be necessary to have a restful sleep.

Light from electronic devices also keeps the body alert. The blue light from different displays slows down the release of melatonin, thereby keeping the body active. To avoid difficulty in sleeping, stay away from computer and smartphone screens for one hour before bedtime. Instead, read a book to prepare the body for the night.

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Nelson Textbook of Pediatrics 20th Edition


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Nelson Textbook of Pediatrics 20th Edition

An experienced medical administrator, Dr. Ramesh Sachdeva has served as an associate executive director with the American Academy of Pediatrics since 2012. Over the course of his career, he has lectured widely and written dozens of articles for peer-reviewed journals. In 2014, Dr. Ramesh Sachdeva authored the Quality and Safety in Healthcare for Children chapter of the Nelson Textbook of Pediatrics. The next year, he published a quality-related update as part of the 20th edition of this book.

The Nelson Textbook of Pediatrics 20th Edition is the latest version of an indispensable reference book that pediatricians have been turning to for more than 75 years. Over the decades, this resource has remained both trustworthy highly relevant by embracing the latest in medical knowledge and modalities.

The 20th Edition of the Nelson Textbook of Pediatrics is the first to feature a two-volume layout, which promotes exceptional ease of use. Throughout its nearly 4,000 pages of print and illustrations, it provides a comprehensive compendium of up-to-date information about the diagnosis and treatment of pediatric diseases. This most recent edition draws upon the expertise of multiple new authors to address a range of biological, psychological, and social medical issues.

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AAP Childhood and Poverty Advocacy

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American Academy of Pediatrics

Dr. Ramesh Sachdeva serves as associate executive director with the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP). Under the oversight of experienced professionals like Dr. Ramesh Sachdeva, the AAP seeks to advance the situation of pediatric practitioners and patients across the country through advocacy and education.

One major component of AAP’s advocacy work focuses on poverty, and particularly on its effects on medical care access for young people and their families. This element of AAP advocacy crosses many areas, including public assistance, housing aid, and education.

The AAP supports the Earned Income Tax Credit and Child Tax Credit, both of which significantly reduce the impact of family poverty. It also supports public health assistance through nutrition aid, such as free or reduced-cost school lunches and general food aid.

Other AAP early childhood initiatives focus on access to child care and early childhood education. These programs help families escape poverty and in turn avoid the negative health outcomes associated with poverty. Programs like Head Start and state child care assistance programs are a priority for the AAP.

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The American Public Health Association’s 2017 Annual Meeting


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American Public Health Association

Since 2012, Dr. Ramesh Sachdeva has led the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) as associate executive director. Also involved in education, he concurrently serves as a professor of pediatrics at the Medical College of Wisconsin. Outside of these roles, Dr. Ramesh Sachdeva belongs to several professional organizations, including the American Public Health Association (APHA), which will hold its Annual Meeting & Expo from November 4-8, 2017.

The APHA’s 2017 Annual Meeting and Expo will have a theme of Creating the Healthiest Nation: Climate Changes Health and will take place at the Georgia World Congress Center in Atlanta. In addition to offering valuable networking opportunities with more than 12,000 public health professionals from around the world, the event will feature several educational sessions, including APHA Learning Institutes, the Applied Public Health Statistics Luncheon and Lowell Reed Lecture, and scientific and poster sessions.

Businesses looking to gain exposure to public health professionals can sign up for a booth at the event’s Expo, which will offer valuable opportunities to build brand awareness through product sampling. By participating in the Expo, businesses will also get to interact firsthand with decision makers in the public health sector.

Those who cannot physically attend the Annual Meeting and Expo can attend key presentations virtually through live broadcasts or view them on-demand after the event. This year’s key presenters include Eriel Tchekwie Deranger of the Indigenous Climate Action and Queen Quet of the Gullah Geechee Nation. The APHA will also record some scientific sessions and interviews of thought leaders in the area of public health.