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Childhood pneumonia: study pinpoints viral cause in most cases
Researchers have filled in some 'critical gaps' in knowledge about childhood pneumonia - by uncovering which pathogens were responsible for thousands of cases in a large study.
Varicella infection doubles risk of herpes zoster in younger children
Varicella infection significantly increases the risk of herpes zoster, especially among children under 2 years old, researchers from Taiwan report.
Electronic Health Record Systems Lack Pediatric Functionality
Electronic health record systems have been designed for adult patients and lack important data for children, according to a new review of health information technologies published online in Pediatrics.
Daily 2-Hour Patching Improves Moderate, Severe Amblyopia
Daily patching in 3- to 7-year-olds brings 33% of amblyopic eyes within one line of the other eye in moderate amblyopia, and 11% in severe amblyopia.
AAAAI: Doctor's Advice Impacts Flu Vaccination Rates
Recommendation, and patient race, play part in decision to get flu vaccine
Gene Variant Linked to Increased Toxicity of Vincristine
A previously unknown gene variant has been linked to increased risk and severity of vincristine-induced peripheral neuropathy in children with acute lymphoblastic leukemia.
APP: Be Prepared to Help Victims of Child Sex Trafficking
The American Academy of Pediatrics Committee on Child Abuse and Neglect emphasizes that sexual exploitation of children happens everywhere, and clinicians should be prepared to care for victims.
Could dishwashers make children more susceptible to allergies?
Supporting the much-discussed 'hygiene hypothesis,' a new study suggests that children in families without dishwashers are significantly less prone to allergies and eczema.
Study finds peanut consumption in infancy prevents peanut allergy
NIH-funded trial compares consumption and avoidance of peanut.
Etanercept may boost height in juvenile idiopathic arthritis
Etanercept therapy leads to increased growth in children with JIA, even in the absence of significant improvement in disease activity.
A Little Fat, Sugar OK for Kids If Diet Is Healthy: Study
Cutting junk food from kids' diets is important, but if a little sugar and fat helps them eat their veggies, that's a good trade-off, a leading group of pediatricians says.
Intranasal Flu Vaccine Appears Safe for Egg-Allergic Kids
Children with a history of allergic reactions or anaphylaxis after egg exposure safely tolerated the live attenuated vaccine.
Breastfeeding may protect babies from arsenic exposure
Babies who are breastfed have lower arsenic exposure than babies who are fed formula, according to a new study.
Variation in Clinical Practice Guidelines for Febrile Infants
Across-institution variation in recommendations for CSF testing, ceftriaxone use in infants 29-56 days old
Skin Patch Shows Promise in Easing Peanut Allergy
Wearable device appears to 'educate' cells not to react to the food allergen, researchers say.
Breastfeeding may influence immune system development in early life
In a series of studies, researchers identify a number of factors - such as breastfeeding - that may influence a baby's gut bacteria composition and their likelihood of allergies.
CBT, Hypnotherapy, Probiotics May Ease Kids' Tummyaches
Several non-pharmacological treatments may be effective for children with functional abdominal pain disorders, according to a systematic review published in Pediatrics.
Better Night's Sleep May Help Kids With ADHD
Kids with attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) and sleep problems showed slight improvement in their symptoms after undergoing a behavioral sleep intervention, Australian researchers say
Measles Can Rob a Child's Sight, Doctors Warn
In the midst of the current resurgence of measles across the United States, many people may still believe it's a harmless, transient disease.
Saliva Test for Autism
A pilot proteomic study suggests potential biomarkers for autism in saliva, which may pave the way for earlier diagnosis and treatment.
Article Emphasizes Importance of Apology in Medical Error
Apology laws unnecessary if physicians understand the importance of offering accountability
Heart Drug Clears Up 'Strawberry' Birthmarks
Study suggests propranolol as a new option to treat infantile hemangioma
Fast IV Ketamine Dosing Feasible in Pediatric ED
Infusing ketamine over five seconds or less may allow adequate sedation and rapid recovery in children undergoing forearm fracture reduction, according to Missouri-based researchers.
Preschoolers May Not Need Naps, Review Reports
Enforcing naps after children naturally outgrow them leads to less sleep overall
Infant gut microbiome altered before type 1 diabetes onset
Changes in the makeup of the infant gut microbiome precede the development of type 1 diabetes, researchers have found.
Azithromycin Linked to Pyloric Stenosis Risk in Young Infants
Oral azithromycin or erythromycin use may increase risk for infantile hypertrophic pyloric stenosis, particularly with exposure in the first 2 weeks of life, according to a retrospective cohort study.
Moldy Homes May Mean More Asthma in Young Kids
Children appear more likely to develop asthma if their living rooms, kitchens or bedrooms have mold or moisture damage, according to a new study.
Duchenne, Becker muscular dystrophy 'affects 1 in 5,000 boys in the US'
A new study reveals that in the US, around 1 in 5,000 boys aged 5-9 years have either Duchenne muscular dystrophy or Becker muscular dystrophy, providing a better understanding of the prevalence of the two disorders.
Electronic Beats Paper Record in Peds Trauma Resuscitations
Superior records of pediatric trauma resuscitations for electronic versus paper documentation
The International Neonatology Association Conference
Mar 21, 2015
8th International Conference - Neonatal & Childhood Pulmonary Vascular Disease
Mar 26 - 28, 2015
Workshop on Perinatal Practice Strategies
Mar 27, 2015
Pediatric Emergency Medicine Skills Course for Pediatricians
Apr 21 - 21, 2015
Southeastern Association of Neonatologists: 29th Annual Conference
May 14, 2015
Pediatric Kaleidoscope 2015 - Fest Spiel Honoring the Career of J. Carl Gartner, Jr, MD
May 16 - 16, 2015
2015 Nationwide Children’s Hospital Perinatal/Neonatal Conference
May 20, 2015