Category Archive: Pedia

Jun
01

Guidance for identifying motor delays in children

An algorithm that includes formal developmental screening of children for possible motor delays and variations in muscle tone at their 9-, 18-, 30-, and 48-month well-child visits could help affected children receive diagnostic evaluations and treatments in a more timely fashion, according to new guidelines. (Source: Medscape)

May
30

Antireflux surgery benefit not lasting in many children

Although laparoscopic Thal fundoplication initially works well in children with severe gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD), the benefits may wear off over time, according to Dutch researchers. (Source: Medscape)

May
18

UK attempt to curb junk food ads to kids has limited effect

 Regulations introduced in the United Kingdom to protect children from junk food advertising on TV have had little effect, according to new research presented here at the 20th European Congress on Obesity (EOC) this week. (Source: Medscape)

May
04

Nearly one percent children diabetic: Health minister

New Delhi: A sample survey by the government, conducted in schools in three cities, has shown that more than one percent of children suffer from diabetes, Health Minister Ghulam Nabi Azad informed the Lok Sabha Monday. Azad, in a written reply in the Lok Sabha, said that under the National Programme for Prevention and Control …

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May
04

Childhood adversity casts a long shadow

Childhood adversity harms children’s physical and mental health and ultimately their ability to become competent and productive adults, and it deserves greater attention among physicians and policymakers. (Source: Medscape)

May
04

How to recognize cardiac arrest

Rapid recognition of cardiac arrest is the essential first step of successful CPR 10. As per Guidelines, the lay rescuer who witnesses a person collapse or comes across an apparently unresponsive person should confirm unresponsiveness by tapping the person on the shoulder and shouting: “are you all right?” If the person does not respond, the …

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Apr
30

Overprotective parents can make a kid a target of bullies

It’s no surprise that children who are abused or neglected are more likely to be bullies or victims of bullying, but youngsters with overprotective parents are also at increased risk of being bullied, according to a finding from a meta-analysis of 70 studies that included more than 200,000 children. In the studies analyzed, children of …

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Apr
30

Screen students before participation in sports with an ECG

There is controversy concerning the most effective screening strategy for youngsters participating in sports. The European Society of Cardiology advocates the use of the 12-lead ECG, while the American Heart Association does not, placing emphasis on symptoms. In one study reported here, a pre-sports participation exam that included a 12-lead ECG turned up group 2 …

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Apr
30

Childhood catatonia commonly missed, badly managed

Catatonic syndrome is a common child and adolescent psychotic disorder that responds well to benzodiazepines, with the addition of electroconvulsive therapy (ECT) if there is insufficient response to benzodiazepines. (Source: Medscape)s your first post. Edit or delete it, then start blogging!