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Ultrasound Diagnosis of Fetal Teratoma Very Accurate
Very high sensitivity, low false-positives, but prognosis depends on location, size
3D Modeling Assists Evaluation of Complex Fetal Anatomy
New technology may help take guesswork out of high-risk pregnancy
Texting Reminders Increased Teen Vaccination Rates 30%
Bidirectional text messages to parents increased rates of adolescent vaccinations and use of needed services.
Prevention Bundle Can Cut Rate of Pediatric SSIs
Twenty-one percent reduction in SSI rate reported across network hospitals
Flu shot 'decreases risk of flu-associated pneumonia'
Children and adults hospitalized with flu-associated pneumonia were less likely to have received a flu shot, according to a study published online in JAMA.
Screening Injured Kids for Abuse Could Reduce Further Harm
Child abuse rates were more than 20% among children with rib fractures, abdominal trauma, or intracranial hemorrhage, suggesting the need for routine screening of children with sentinel injuries.
CBT May Help Prevent Depression in At-Risk Youth
A cognitive-behavioral prevention program may help prevent depression in high-risk youth.
Posttraumatic stress in school-age children and adolescents: medical providers' role from diagnosis to optimal management (Journal article)
This paper offers a review of the literature focused on clinical characteristics of PTS, the assessment and diagnosis of PTS, and current effective treatments for PTS in school-age children and adolescents.
Infant use of asthma medication linked to stunted growth
Researchers have found that the use of inhaled corticosteroids during the first 2 years of life may be linked with stunted growth, potentially leading to loss of growth potential.
New vaccine schedule key to polio eradication
A new combination of four dose bivalent oral polio vaccine and single inactivated polio vaccine has a superior immunogenicity to the conventional trivalent OPV, according to a study from India.
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.
A comparative study of propranolol versus silver nitrate cautery in the treatment of recurrent primary epistaxis in children (Journal article)
This article compares the effectiveness of propranolol as a treatment option for childhood epistaxis versus conventional silver nitrate cautery.
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).