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Lung problems down, necrotizing enterocolitis up among preemie deaths
The death risk for extremely premature infants has declined since 2000, but only in some categories, while the risk of necrotizing enterocolitis has risen, according to a new analysis of 22,248 U.S. live births.
Antipsychotic Reactions Send Thousands of Children to EDs
More than 4000 children and adolescents annually turn up in emergency departments (EDs) with adverse reactions to antipsychotic drugs, according to the CDC.
California Measles Outbreak Shows How Quickly Disease Can Resurface in U.S.
Fifteen years after measles was declared eliminated in the United States, the recent outbreak traced to two Disney parks in California illustrates how quickly a resurgence can occur.
Survival Rates for Extremely Premature Infants on Rise
Data for those born after just 22 to 28 weeks of gestation
Youth cholesterol drops, blood pressure holds steady
Although pediatric high cholesterol levels in the United States have gone down since 1999, about one in 10 kids still has high blood pressure, according to a new study.
Study Hints That 'Video Feedback' Therapy May Help Curb Autism
A therapy involving "video feedback" -- where parents watch videos of their interactions with their baby -- might help prevent infants at risk for autism from developing the disorder, a new study suggests.
Tailored Sedation Fails to Cut Ventilator Time in Children
An individualized sedation protocol didn't lead to shorter time on mechanical ventilation in children with acute respiratory failure enrolled in a cluster randomized trial.
Bullying Linked to Lower Urinary Tract Symptoms in Children
Vancouver Symptom Score linked to bullying victimization and perpetrator scores
Sweet solutions, maternal holding ease newborn heel prick pain in different ways
Oral glucose and maternal holding may work synergistically to decrease newborn pain from minor procedures such as heel prick.
Adenotonsillectomy improves apnea symptoms, QoL in children
Adenotonsillectomy improves quality of life and obstructive sleep apnea symptoms in children compared with watchful waiting.
Celiac Disease Not Tied to Gluten Timing in Infants
Time to first introduction of gluten did not independently predict risk of developing celiac disease in a prospective birth cohort study.
Underimmunized, unvaccinated families cluster together
Families with underimmunized or unvaccinated children tend to cluster together, a new study shows.
Dyslipidemia, High BP Prevalent Among U.S. Youth
About one in five had dyslipidemia; one in ten had high or borderline BP in 2011 to 2012
New Guidelines Address Bariatric Surgery in Children
A 12-member pediatric hepatology panel advises bariatric surgery in 'carefully selected' pediatric patients as a way to fend off chronic fatty liver disease and other obesity-related ailments.
'High-intensity' disruptive behavior may indicate future problems for children
Researchers have thought that preschool children displaying symptoms of conduct disorder are more likely to exhibit antisocial behavior at school age.
Study Examines Trends in Tracheotomy Malpractice Suits
Settlements and award verdicts high; pediatric cases more often named in favor of plaintiff
Latent TB: Shorter Course of Therapy Effective in Children
Three months of isoniazid plus rifapentine is safe and as effective as 9 months of isoniazid alone in children with latent TB.
Teens with TBI may benefit from early online therapy
Teenagers who suffer traumatic brain injury (TBI) appear to benefit long-term from online behavioral therapy shortly after injury, new research suggests.
No Negative Consequences of Guidelines for Antibiotic Therapy
No change in length of stay, total costs, inpatient pharmacy costs among children with pneumonia
Sun risk for children of melanoma survivors
New research has found that the children of melanoma survivors are not receiving optimum sun protection, despite their increased risk of developing melanoma themselves.
Tuning In to Music May Ease Kids' Post-Op Pain, Study Finds
Listening to favorite songs, even audiobooks, seemed to ease discomfort
Vaccination Can Cut Rates of Common Infection in Infants
A new U.S. study finds that widespread vaccination against rotavirus cuts children's rates of infection.
Obese kids in Head Start get healthier during the year
A new study of Head Start pre-schoolers in Michigan found that those who were underweight or overweight at the start of the program entered kindergarten at a healthier weight than similar kids in the community.
30-minute naps may boost infants' learning and memory development
A bedtime story may help a child's development more than you may think. A new study finds a 30-minute nap straight after exposure to new information may boost infants' memory.
Many Teens Think 'Light Smoking' Is Safe, Study Finds
While the vast majority of American teens say heavy daily smoking is a major health hazard, many others mistakenly believe that "light" -- or occasional -- smoking isn't harmful.
Caustic Ingestion Can Be Mistaken for Anaphylaxis
Two case studies show similar symptoms in children presenting with unclear history
Autism Signs May Be Missed in Short Checkups
The 10 to 20 minutes of a typical well-child visit isn't enough time to reliably detect a young child's risk of autism, a new study suggests.
Fetal Alcohol Exposure Often Mistaken for Behavioral Issues
A study of foster and adopted children showed that a diagnosis of prenatal alcohol exposure was missed in more than 80% of them.
Bad Flu Season Continues to Take Toll, Especially Among the Young and Old
The United States is in the grip of a particularly nasty flu season, federal health officials said Friday, due -- in large part -- to a strain of the virus that's hitting the elderly and children particularly hard.
Three-Step Intervention Can Reduce Pediatric Drug Errors
Interventions address diverse causes of errors, including knowledge deficits, rule violations and slips
Home Inotropic Use Safe for Children Awaiting Heart Transplant
Children who are waiting for a heart transplant can safely undergo intravenous home inotropic treatment, researchers say.
2015 St. Jude/PIDS Pediatric Infectious Diseases Research Conference
Feb 20, 2015
Cool Topics in Neonatology: 21st Annual Conference
Feb 27, 2015
12th National Advanced Practice Neonatal Nurses Conference
Mar 11, 2015
The International Neonatology Association Conference
Mar 21, 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