FDA Approves Cannabis Extract Study in Pediatric Epilepsy
The FDA has given approval for studies to begin on a medicinal form of marijuana for the treatment of intractable epilepsy in children.
Few Legislation-Tied Drug Label Changes Include Neonates (CME)
Twenty-eight drugs studied in neonates and 24 related labeling changes identified
New Flu Vaccine May Provide More Protection to Kids
Study used vaccine targeting 4 flu strains rather than the usual 3
Tobacco, drug use in pregnancy can double risk of stillbirth
Smoking tobacco or marijuana, taking prescription painkillers, or using illegal drugs during pregnancy is associated with double or even triple the risk of stillbirth, according to research funded by the National Institutes of Health.
Peds Bronchiolitis Guideline Can Cut Resource Use, Costs (CME)
Implementation of bronchiolitis guideline beneficial for infants in emergency department setting
Probiotics Don't Prevent Childhood Asthma, Study Finds
But they may have other benefits, including prevention of eczema
Mandatory Immunizations for Clinicians, Staff, IDSA Says
The Infectious Diseases Society of America and other ID societies have recommended that all healthcare employers require clinicians and staff receive immunizations recommended by the CDC's ACIP.
Support for Narrow-Spectrum Antibiotics in Pediatric Pneumonia (CME)
Similar outcomes as broad-spectrum antibiotics for pediatric community-acquired pneumonia
Prolonged epileptic seizures: some children 'have long-term damage'
Children who suffer from remote symptomatic CSE - prolonged seizures triggered by a past causative event - have reduced hippocampal growth and increased asymmetry, a study shows.
Early Puberty May Up Risk of Delinquency in Young Girls (CME)
Best friend's deviant behavior also contributes to problem behavior in young adolescent girls.
Epilepsy Surgeries Down in Adults, Up in Kids
Adequate treatment of febrile seizures in childhood and a decreasing pool of eligible surgical candidates are possible factors explaining the falling numbers of referrals for temporal lobectomy in adults.
One child an hour treated for high chair-related injuries
A child is taken to the hospital as a result of booster seat- or high chair-related injuries in the US every hour, according to a new study from Nationwide Children's Hospital.
Parent-only programs may help obese children, too
The gold standard for treating childhood obesity currently involves using a family-based approach in which both parents and children attend meetings on losing weight. A new review of past studies suggests parent-only meetings may work just as well.
Ultrasound, CT Comparable to Detect Appendicitis in Children
Using ultrasound as the first diagnostic imaging technique to detect appendicitis in children produces comparable outcomes to CT with less radiation and without increasing hospital length of stay.
Measles cases in U.S. rise; most unvaccinated, CDC says
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is warning about a rise in the number of measles cases in the USA.
Sensory Therapy Might Work for Kids With Autism
Study found it helped children bothered by ordinary noises, feel of toothbrush or shower water on skin.
IDSA Guidelines: Vaccinate Immunocompromised Patients
New Infectious Diseases Society of America guidelines stress that most immunocompromised people should be vaccinated against influenza and other infections.
Handoff Program Cuts Medical Errors, Adverse Events (CME)
Multifaceted program at children's hospital also increases physician time spent at patient bedside.
HPV common among sexually active young gay men
Gay teenagers who have had at least four sexual partners are at increased risk of contracting human papillomavirus (HPV), a new study suggests.
ER Visits Involving Ecstasy Up 128 Percent From 2005 to 2011
Each year about one-third of visits involve alcohol among patients younger than 21 years.
Shingles in Adults Not Linked to Varicella Vaccination in Kids
An increased incidence of shingles in adults did not follow increased vaccination in kids and does not appear to result from loss of natural immunity boosts associated with exposure to children with chickenpox.
Breast Milk Is Most Effective Route to Get Iodine to Infant
The administration of a one-time iodine dose to new mothers in iodine-poor regions is superior to a direct dose to the infant in terms of providing the child with adequate iodine for at least 6 months.
More Than 6 Percent of U.S. Teens Take Psychiatric Meds: Survey
ADHD, depression most common conditions reported by those on medication.
Oxytocin activates 'social' brain regions in children with autism
Researchers from Yale University have found that while engaging with social information, children with autism spectrum disorders experienced enhanced brain activity after a single dose of the hormone oxytocin was administered through a nasal spray.
Low Iron in Brain a Sign of ADHD?
MRI technique might aid diagnosis, treatment, researcher says.
Exercise linked to decreased insulin resistance in children
In a meta-analysis, exercise was found to be associated with decreased fasting insulin and insulin resistance among children and adolescents with type 2 diabetes mellitus.
Jan 30 - 30, 2014
NEO: THE Conference for Neonatology
Feb 20 - 23, 2014
Perinatal Practice Strategies Workshop
Apr 04, 2014
Pediatric Emergency Medicine: Advances and Controversies
Apr 23 - 26, 2014
May 03 - 06, 2014
Pediatrics for the Primary Care Physician
Jun 27 - 29, 2014
12th International Conference on Osteogenesis Imperfecta
Oct 11 - 15, 2014