Monthly Archive: December 2013

Dec
31

As per a study presented at the meeting of the American Academy of Pediatrics

As per a study presented at the meeting of the American Academy of Pediatrics, half size insulin dose was as effective as a standard dose in resolving diabetic ketoacidosis in children, but offered a gentler fall in blood glucose. In the study, resolution of diabetic ketoacidosis occurred faster on average –– but not significantly so …

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Dec
31

Pediatric patients who received maintenance doses of hypotonic fluids intravenously

Pediatric patients who received maintenance doses of hypotonic fluids intravenously were at increased risk for iatrogenic hyponatremia compared with those who received isotonic fluids. A systematic review of 10 randomized controlled trials presented at the meeting of the American Academy of Pediatrics showed there was an overall greater than two–fold risk of low plasma sodium …

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Dec
30

Suraj Bhan D.A.V. Public School students learn CPR-10

New Delhi: 30th December 2013: 1036 students of Suraj Bhan DAV Public School, Vasant Vihar learnt hands-only CPR 10 today, which explained how to revive a person within 10 minutes of cardiac death. The training camp was conducted by Padma Shri and Dr B C National Awardee, Dr K K Aggarwal, President Heart Care Foundation …

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Dec
30

A study from China in the journal Pediatrics reports that an early DMSA

People who walk enough to meet or exceed current recommendations may be less likely to die early than those who only walk a little. A study in PLoS One found that compared to people who didn’t meet the guidelines, those who walked more than the basic recommendation had a one-third lower chance of dying during …

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Dec
30

Nurses understandably want to reassure kids during a medical procedure

Nurses understandably want to reassure kids during a medical procedure. A new Scottish study in the Annals of Behavioral Medicine looking at dental care however suggests that placating words might only increase a child’s anxiety. Reassurances given at the beginning of a routine dental task were tied to more child distress compared to encouraging words …

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Dec
29

Nearly half of teens who were perinatally infected with HIV have an increased risk of atherosclerotic

Nearly half of teens who were perinatally infected with HIV have an increased risk of atherosclerotic cardiovascular disease. When they were assessed with the Pathobiological Determinants of Atherosclerosis in Youth (PDAY) scores, 48% of the infected teens were found to have an elevated risk for having a lesion in the coronary arteries, and about a …

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Dec
29

Prolonged exposure (PE) therapy helped alleviate symptoms of post–traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)

Prolonged exposure (PE) therapy helped alleviate symptoms of post–traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) better than counseling sessions in a small group of adolescent girls who had been sexually assaulted. In a study in JAMA, after 14 treatment sessions with counselors that had recently been trained in PE therapy, girls in the PE group averaged 7.5 points …

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Dec
28

Children who were breastfed for more than six months scored the highest on cognitive

Children who were breastfed for more than six months scored the highest on cognitive, language and motor development tests as toddlers than children who weren’t breastfed, in a new study from Greece.

Dec
28

Children under age five born to fathers who are 40 or older are at higher risk of dying

Children under age five born to fathers who are 40 or older are at higher risk of dying than those with younger fathers, according to a new Danish study reported online December 7 in Human Reproduction.

Dec
27

A new study presented at the meeting of the American Academy of Pediatrics states

A new study presented at the meeting of the American Academy of Pediatrics states that at least one concussion symptom was common in roughly two–thirds of pediatric sports medicine and orthopedic patients who had no history of the disorder. However, vestibular deficits –– common in roughly 81% of a separate sample of pediatric sports medicine …

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