Childhood Obesity

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Table of Contents

Screening for Metabolic and Reproductive Complications in Obese Children and Adolescents

Krystal A. Irizarry, MD; Valerie Brito; and Michael Freemark, MD

Screening for Hormonal, Monogenic, and Syndromic Disorders in Obese Infants and Children

Kelly Mason, MD; Laura Page, MD; and Pinar Gumus Balikcioglu, MD

The Pediatrician’s Role in Community Advocacy for Childhood Obesity Prevention

Julia Wacker, MSW, MSPH; Eric Bosley, MD; and Christopher Bolling, MD, FAAP

Bariatric Surgery in Obese Adolescents: Opportunities and Challenges

Halley Wasserman, MD; and Thomas H. Inge, MD, PhD


Sponsorship Statement:  This continuing medical education activity is jointly sponsored by Keck School of Medicine of USC and Pediatric Annals.

Support Statement: There is no commercial support for this activity.

Learning Objectives: 

1.Outline a rational, evidence-based approach to screening obese children and adolescents for metabolic and reproductive dysfunction.
2. Recognize history and exam features of endogenous obesity and review appropriate laboratory evaluation and indications for referral to a pediatric subspecialist.
3. Understand the role of the provider in the context of the socioecological model as it pertains to childhood obesity, as well as the fundamentals of community-engaged
research, program development, and evaluation as foundational elements of productive advocacy efforts.
4. Highlight the indications for bariatric surgery in adolescence, outlining practice guidelines for adolescent surgical weight loss programs and summarizing the available data on the effects of adolescent weight loss surgery on metabolic comorbidities.

Faculty names and affiliations: See Table of Contents

Reviewer names: Thomas J. Selva, MD, CME Director, Pediatric Annals; Stanford T. Shulman, Editor-in-chief, Pediatric Annals

Guest Editor:  Michael Freemark, MD

Disclosure statement: In accordance with the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education’s Standards for Commercial Support, all CME providers are required to disclose to the activity audience the relevant financial relationships of the planners, teachers, and authors involved in the development of CME content. An individual has a relevant financial relationship if he or she has a financial relationship in any amount occurring in the last 12 months with a commercial interest whose products or services are discussed in the CME activity content over which the individual has control. Relationship information appears at the beginning of each CME-accredited article in this issue and also on this page.

Faculty members report the following financial relationships:
Thomas J. Selva, MD, has disclosed no relevant financial relationships. 
Stanford T. Shulman, MD, has disclosed no relevant financial relationships.

Authors report the following financial relationships: Michael Freemark, MD, has no relevant financial relationships to disclose. Krystal A. Irizarry, MD, has no relevant financial relationships to disclose. Valerie Brito has no relevant financial relationships to disclose. Kelly Mason, MD, has no relevant financial relationships to disclose. Laura Page, MD, has no relevant financial relationships to disclose. Pinar Gumus Balikcioglu, MD, has no relevant financial relationships to disclose. Julia Wacker, MSW, MSPH, has no relevant financial relationships to disclose. Eric Bosley, MD, has no relevant financial relationships to disclose. Christopher Bolling, MD, has no relevant financial relationships to disclose. Halley Wasserman, MD, has no relevant financial relationships to disclose. Thomas H. Inge, MD, has no relevant financial relationships to disclose.

The staff of Keck School of Medicine of USC and Pediatric Annals have disclosed no relevant financial relationships.

Signed disclosures are on file at Keck School of Medicine of USC.

Accreditation statement(s): 
This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the Essential Areas and policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education through the joint sponsorship of Keck School of Medicine of USC and Pediatric Annals. Keck School of Medicine of USC is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

Credit designation:  The Keck School of Medicine of USC designates this enduring material for a maximum of 3 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Release date: September 1, 2014.

Expiration Date: September 30, 2017.

How to participate:  To participate in this CME activity, you must read the learning objectives, answer the pretest questions, read the articles, complete the CME posttest, and complete the evaluation. Provide only one (1) correct answer for each question. A satisfactory score is defined as answering 70% of the posttest questions correctly. Upon receipt of the completed materials, if a satisfactory score on the posttest is achieved, Keck School of Medicine of USC will issue an AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™ certificate.  

Target audience:  This CME activity is primarily targeted to pediatricians, osteopathic physicians, pediatric nurse practitioners, and others allied to the field. There are no specific background requirements for participants taking this activity. Learning objectives are found at the beginning of each CME article.

Unlabeled and Investigational Usage Statement:  The audience is advised that this continuing medical education activity may contain references to unlabeled uses of FDA-approved products or to products not approved by the FDA for use in the United States. The faculty members have been made aware of their obligation to disclose such usage.

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