Monthly Archive: April 2014

Apr
30

A study published online in Clinical Infectious Diseases has stated that the current pertussis vaccine (diphtheria–tetanus–acellular pertussis (DTaP))

A study published online in Clinical Infectious Diseases has stated that the current pertussis vaccine (diphtheria–tetanus–acellular pertussis (DTaP)) decreases the risk of developing the disease across all age groups; however, the immunity wanes in children aged 7 to 10 years. Also, Tdap booster provides less protection, even in recently immunized adolescents.

Apr
30

Children and young adults who are started with higher doses of antidepressants than usually prescribed have a two-fold increased risk of engaging in acts of deliberate self–harm (DSH)

Children and young adults who are started with higher doses of antidepressants than usually prescribed have a two-fold increased risk of engaging in acts of deliberate self–harm (DSH), reports a new study published online April 28 in JAMA Internal Medicine.

Apr
29

The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP)

The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) has issued clinical guidelines on diagnosing, treating, and preventing anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) tears in adolescents. The recommendations were published online April 28 in Pediatrics. Among other statements, the guidelines recommended the Lachman test to be the best physical examination test to detect an ACL

Apr
29

Prenatal exposure to the antihypertensive drug methyldopa possibly caused acute hypertensive crisis with heart failure in a 2–week–old

Prenatal exposure to the antihypertensive drug methyldopa possibly caused acute hypertensive crisis with heart failure in a 2–week–old, otherwise healthy girl, according to a case report published online April 28 in Pediatrics. It was evident that the mother was receiving a “relatively high” dose of methyldopa.

Apr
28

A study presented at the British Sociological Association’s annual conference

A study presented at the British Sociological Association’s annual conference in Leeds has reported that children as young as three years old have improved mental health if their parents are better off than other families living in their area. Being at the top of the income ranking for their area was associated with a 39% …

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Apr
28

A study presented at the National Kidney Foundation’s

A study presented at the National Kidney Foundation’s 2014 Spring Clinical Meeting has pointed that nearly 18% of severely obese adolescents show signs of abnormal kidney function

Apr
27

Children with conductive hearing loss fitted with an FDA–approved magnet–based bone–anchored hearing device have been noted to experience significant skin issues

Children with conductive hearing loss fitted with an FDA–approved magnet–based bone–anchored hearing device have been noted to experience significant skin issues, reported doctors from the Medical College of Wisconsin. However, the doctors have found ways to avoid these problems. These include initial fitting with the lowest magnet strength possible, graduated wearing schedule, counseling, and wearing …

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Apr
27

A study published in Arthritis Care & Research has revealed that prenatal exposure to tobacco smoke, air pollution

A study published in Arthritis Care & Research has revealed that prenatal exposure to tobacco smoke, air pollution, and occupational contaminants is linked with an increased risk of children later developing juvenile dermatomyositis. Of note, offspring of mothers who smoked during pregnancy had a 13 times increased risk of being diagnosed with chronic inflammatory disease …

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Apr
26

Researchers at the Diabetes Research in Children Network (DirecNet)

Researchers at the Diabetes Research in Children Network (DirecNet) have reported that youth with type 1 diabetes exhibit abnormal plasma glucagon responses to mixed meal tolerance tests within two years after diagnosis. The findings thus suggested that dysregulation in glucagon secretion appears early in the course of disease.

Apr
26

A recent research from Australia has stated that the trivalent influenza vaccine may be effective in children as young as six months old

A recent research from Australia has stated that the trivalent influenza vaccine may be effective in children as young as six months old. The vaccine was tested in children aged six months to five years and the results revealed that viral effectiveness was higher among children under age two (85.8% and 85.5%, respectively, against the …

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