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Preemies Often Receive Gastroesophageal Reflux Meds
Seventy-seven percent of those on medications started after NICU discharge; prolonged use common
First Case of Zika-Linked Glaucoma Diagnosed in Infant
Brazilian baby developed vision-threatening condition after being exposed to virus in womb
Clinical Practice Guideline on UTI in Febrile Young Reaffirmed
2011 CPG on urinary tract infection in infants and young children reaffirmed after review of literature
NIAID-sponsored study to assess shorter-duration antibiotics in children
Trial will examine antibiotic use for community-acquired pneumonia.
New AAP Report Encourages Safer Participation In Martial Arts
Nation's pediatricians offer guidance on injury risks among various forms of martial arts, including mixed martial arts
Pediatricians Can Help When Parents Divorce: Report
More than 1 million kids a year affected in the U.S., and doctors can ease the transition, group says
Recommended Tx Adherence Low in Pediatric Acute Seizure
Lack of adherence to recommended care linked to increased risks of intubation and ICU admission
Newborns Often Take Weeks to Return to Birth Weight
Even though doctors often tell parents that newborns will regain weight lost after birth within a week or two, many infants take much longer to achieve this milestone, a U.S. study suggests.
How to Prevent Spread of the Skin Infection Impetigo
It's a common childhood ailment, but adults can get it, too
Exercise May Improve Communication in Children With Autism
A school-based exercise program may improve communication, as well as fitness, in children with autism, preliminary research shows.
Flu Vaccine: Expanded Age Indication Approved
The FDA has approved the expansion of the age indication for FluLaval Quadrivalent to include children aged 6 months and older.
Pediatric Hypertension Underdiagnosed and Undertreated
Pediatric hypertension and prehypertension are largely undiagnosed, and clinicians do not routinely follow diagnosis and medication management guidelines, according to a retrospective cohort study of almost 400,000 patients.
US Infectious Disease Mortality Stable From 1980 to 2014
Mortality from infectious diseases in the United States has remained essentially stable from 1980 through 2014, according to a report published in the November 22/29 issue of JAMA.
Computer Order Entry System Ups Antimicrobial Policy Compliance
After introduction of system, improvement seen in surveillance, compliance, approvals
Troubled Preschoolers Not Getting Effective Treatment: Report
Pediatricians' group wants to expand access to family-based therapies
Choking game riskiest when kids play alone
Kids who play "choking games" to achieve a euphoric high are more likely to be suicidal and face a greater risk of injury and death when they play alone, a U.S. study suggests.
ASN: Severe Acute Kidney Injury Ups Risk of 28-Day Mortality
Increased use of mechanical ventilation, renal-replacement therapy in children with severe AKI
Can breastfeeding reduce babies' pain during vaccinations?
Infants who nurse during vaccinations may cry less and feel less pain than babies who are soothed in other ways, a research review suggests.
Childhood cancer survivors may not get needed adult care
Children who've had cancer may be more likely to receive the follow-up care they need in adulthood if their parents take the time to teach them how to interact with doctors while they're young, a recent study suggests.