Monthly Archive: May 2013

May
31

Heart disease starts in youth

Autopsy studies of young people who died in accidents have shown that by the late teens, the heart blockages, the kind of lesions cause heart attacks and strokes are in the process of developing The best opportunity to prevent heart disease is to look at children and adolescents and start the preventive process early. More than …

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May
31

Preventing the Recurrence of Maltreatment

Be Human Stop Child Abuse (http://behumanstopchildabuse.emedinews.in/) (Team IMA for CMAAO) In the context of the federal child welfare performance measurement system, recurrence of maltreatment refers to circumstances in which children that have previously been substantiated as victims of abuse or neglect experience another incident of substantiated maltreatment. Multiple episodes of maltreatment can lead to: (1) …

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May
31

Kids’ genes, environment affect sleep differently

 A study based on pairs of Canadian twins suggests that genetics play a strong role in how long kids sleep at night, but their environment may be more important for afternoon naps. (Source: Medscape)

May
31

Study backs wider use of fecal calprotectin in Pediatric IBD Workup

Fecal calprotectin offers high sensitivity and modest specificity for diagnosing pediatric inflammatory bowel disease (IBD), according to a new systematic review and meta-analysis. (Source: Medscape)

May
30

Preventing the recurrence of maltreatment

In the context of the federal child welfare performance measurement system, recurrence of maltreatment refers to circumstances in which children that have previously been substantiated as victims of abuse or neglect experience another incident of substantiated maltreatment. Multiple episodes of maltreatment can lead to: (1) more serious short and long term negative consequences (2) entry …

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May
30

Water Hygiene

Safe water is an essential commodity for prevention of most water and food-borne diseases like diarrhea, typhoid and jaundice. These diseases are 100% preventable. All of them can be lethal if not prevented, diagnosed or treated in time. Transmission of parasitic infections can also occur with contaminated water. Here are a few tips: i.     …

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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
30

AAP: Docs must focus on minds of military children

Pediatricians must pay special attention to the mental health needs of children whose parents serve in combat zones, new recommendations reported. (Source: Medpage Today)  

May
29

AAP urges Peds to look for motor delays

 Pediatricians should evaluate children with suspected motor delays during routine developmental screenings using a new 12-step guide, according to the American Academy of Pediatrics. The AAP clinical report recommends formal developmental screening during well-child visits at 9, 18, and 30 months, including observation of a variety of motor skills and gross motor milestones such as …

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May
29

Screening for risk of child abuse and neglect. A practicable method?

Selective primary prevention programs for child abuse and neglect depend on risk screening instruments that have the goal of systematically identifying families who can profit most from early help. Based on a systematic review of longitudinal studies, a set of established risk factors for early child abuse and neglect is presented. Nearly half of the items included in …

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