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Tx Failure Up for High-Flow Therapy Versus CPAP in Preemies
Significantly higher rate of treatment failure than CPAP in preterm infants with respiratory distress
Moderate evidence xylitol helps prevent acute otitis media in kids
Prophylactic administration of xylitol may reduce the risk of acute otitis media (AOM) in healthy children attending daycare, according to a new Cochrane Collaboration review.
Girls with ADHD often struggle with defiance, conduct issues
For girls, attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) is more likely to amplify issues with defiance and acting out than problems with depression or anxiety.
Art Therapy, Clown Visits Cut Children's Preoperative Anxiety
Intervention based on art therapy and clown visits can reduce pre-op anxiety at separation from parents
Feeding peanut, egg to babies early lowers food allergy risk, review finds
In the largest review of its kind, researchers find early introduction of peanut and egg to infants may reduce the risk of allergies to these foods.
No Increased Choking Risk Seen With Baby-Led Weaning
However, many parents need more information on how to safely introduce solid foods
Codeine Not Safe for Kids, Pediatricians Warn
Codeine is unsafe for children and should no longer be given to them, a new report from a leading pediatricians' group warns.
Suicide Can Strike Children as Young as 5: Study
A startling new study warns that some preteen children -- even as young as 5 years old -- may be at risk of suicide.
Zika does cause microcephaly, but questions remain
The preliminary findings of a case control study conclude the microcephaly epidemic is a result of congenital Zika virus infection, but questions remain.
Nephrotic syndrome may respond to gluten-free diet in some children
Some children with difficult-to-manage nephrotic syndrome appear to benefit from a gluten-free diet, according to results from a small case series.
Pediatric-Onset MS 'Strongly Associated' With Psychiatric Disorders, and Vice Versa
Not only were kids with MS at increased risk for 'a wide spectrum' of psychiatric disorders, but results showed a reverse effect: that children with the disorders were at risk for demyelinating diseases.
Extended-spectrum antibiotics unnecessary in kids with appendicitis
Extended-spectrum antibiotics aren't better than narrower-spectrum agents for children with acute uncomplicated or complicated appendicitis.
Probiotics Do Not Prevent URTIs in Those With Asthma
Daily probiotic use did not reduce respiratory infections or antibiotic prescriptions for respiratory infections in patients with asthma, a new study found.
Improving self-regulation in adolescents: current evidence for the role of mindfulness-based cognitive therapy (Journal article)
This paper provides a description of MBCT, including mindfulness practices, theoretical mechanisms of action, and targeted review of studies in adolescents.
Teens need coordinated care for sports concussions
Teens who suffer from sports concussions may recover more fully when they receive coordinated care that addresses both physical and mental health symptoms, a small study suggests.
Positive FCal Not Likely to Indicate IBD in Peds Primary Care
Negative FCal result likely to be a true negative; high sensitivity in children referred to specialist care
Video exams may help expand kids' access to asthma care
Children with asthma who live miles from specialists might do just as well when doctors treat them via video chats as they do when they visit physicians in person, a small experiment suggests.
Surge in ER visits for injuries, concussions from soccer
Soccer injuries are sending soaring numbers of U.S. kids to emergency rooms, a trend driven partly by young players with concussions seeking urgent medical care, a study has found
For Teens With Leukemia, Pregnancy Tests Often Neglected
Risk of chemo-related birth defects needs to be considered, researchers say
Dosing Errors Common With Kids' Liquid Meds
Parents may give their child too much or too little medicine when dispensing liquid medication, especially if they use a dosing cup, a new study reports.
Effective Drug Is 'Tainted,' Unused in Pediatric Cancer
In multiple clinical trials funded by the NIH, dexrazoxane has proven to be cardioprotective in children treated with cardiotoxic anthracyclines. So why is this drug not widely used? An expert said it has been tainted unfairly.
Second-hand smoke can hurt kids years after exposure
Breathing second-hand smoke during childhood can lead to long-term breathing and health problems and a shorter life expectancy, according to a new scientific statement from the American Heart Association.
Child Health Improves When Caregivers Get One-on-One Help
Family 'navigators' provide resources to help with basic needs, such as food, housing and utilities
New 'Superlice' Resist Most Over-the-Counter Remedies
But prescription medications can still send the parasites packing
Best Practices in Pediatric Trauma Care
Sep 30 - 30, 2016
Robert O.Y. Warren, MD Memorial Seminar
Nov 09 - 09, 2016
10th International Meeting of Pediatric Endocrinology
Sep 14 - 17, 2017