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Special clinics for childhood cancer survivors may cut ER visits
Specialized clinics for childhood cancer survivors may help reduce the odds these patients will need emergency medical care as adults, a Canadian study suggests.
Is a 'too-clean' environment to blame for childhood asthma?
A new study suggests that 3-month-old infants with an increased asthma risk have lower levels of four types of gut bacteria, lending support to the hygiene hypothesis.
Pain assessment tools are available for kids with CP
Tools are available to help assess chronic pain in children with cerebral palsy (CP), but not all have been validated, the authors of a new systematic review have found.
Colds, Flu Up Odds for Stroke in Kids, Though Risk Is Low: Study
Researchers also found children who had all of their vaccinations were less vulnerable
AAP/ACOG Revise Statement on Use of Apgar Score
Updated guidelines advocate for expanded Apgar reporting for infants undergoing resuscitation after birth.
Breast Milk May Deliver Enough Vitamin D With Maternal Supplements
Infants may get enough vitamin D from breast milk if their mothers take high-dose vitamin D supplements, a U.S. study suggests, offering a potential alternative to the vitamin drops parents are currently advised to give nursing babies.
Metformin May Increase Height in Children, Adolescents
Greater cumulative exposure to metformin may increase height by a mean of approximately 1 cm in children and adolescents receiving metformin compared with peers who do not receive the drug, new research suggests.
Severe head injury in infants more likely with fall above two feet
Skull fractures or intracranial injury in infants are associated with a fall from above two feet or with parietal, temporal, or occipital impact, according to a new study.
Hypertonic Saline Effective for Infants With Bronchiolitis
Nebulized hypertonic saline is a safe and effective treatment for infants with acute bronchiolitis, according to a new study.
Infantile Hemangiomas: AAP Releases New Report
Early referral of problematic cases to specialists is key to avoiding irreversible complications.
Gastrointestinal symptoms and autism spectrum disorder: links and risks - a possible new overlap syndrome (Journal article)
Due to a possible clinical endophenotype presenting as comorbidity of ASD and GI disorders, we propose treating this situation as an "overlap syndrome".
Probiotics and infantile atopic eczema (Journal article)
Based on current information, the administration of probiotics for pediatric eczema topic is addressed in this review.
Improving Survival Rates for Children With Hypoplastic Left Heart Syndrome
Long-term survival with hypoplastic left heart syndrome has improved from 0% for children born in the early 1980s to 42% for those born in the early 2000s, according to results from the Metropolitan Atlanta Congenital Defects Program (MACDP).
Neuromotor problems seen in preschoolers after early-life cardiac surgery
Preschoolers who had complex cardiac surgery as infants may suffer chronic neuromotor disabilities, especially if they had more than one operation, according to a prospective follow-up study from Canada.
Asthma: Secondhand Smoke Doubles Kids' Hospitalization Risk
Exposure to smoking in the home has been linked to a nearly twofold increase risk for asthma exacerbation requiring hospitalization in children with asthma.
Though Rare, Some Disabilities Seen Long After Newborn Heart Surgery
Study authors suggest a lack of oxygen before the procedure may play a role
Early life infections a player in celiac disease: study
Early life infections may indeed have a role in development of celiac disease in childhood, suggest results of the first large-scale population-based cohort study of this association.
Tonsillectomy for Sleep Apnea Carries Risks for Some Kids: Study
Children who have their tonsils removed to treat sleep apnea are more likely to suffer breathing complications than kids who have the procedure for other reasons, a new review shows.
Stricter state gun laws tied to fewer U.S. kids with firearms
Children are less likely to carry firearms in U.S. states with more restrictive gun control laws, a new study suggests.
Parents Should Be Involved in Teen's Bulimia Treatment: Study
Teens with bulimia recover faster when their parents are involved in their treatment, new research reports.
Teen Obesity Linked to Changes in T-Lymphocyte Profile
Obesity linked to elevated absolute values of circulating CD3+ and CD4+ cells
The L. William Ferris, MD Memorial Lectureship in Pediatric Urology
Oct 07 - 07, 2015
National Association of Neonatal Nurses - NANN - 31st Annual Educational Conference
Oct 22 - 25, 2015
American Academy of Pediatrics National Conference and Exhibition
Oct 24, 2015
Robert O.Y. Warren, MD Memorial Seminar
Nov 11 - 11, 2015
Hot Topics in Neonatology/Neonatal Quality at Hot Topics
Dec 06 - 09, 2015