Monthly Archive: July 2014

Jul
31

The study is published online July 28 in Pediatrics

Use of a strict protocol to treat neonatal narcotic abstinence syndrome possibly reduces the duration of opioid exposure as well as the length of hospital stay, suggests a new study. The benefits of a stringent protocol are significant, irrespective of the opioid used. The study is published online July 28 in Pediatrics.

Jul
31

A report published online July 28 in Pediatrics

A report published online July 28 in Pediatrics has revealed that children who undergo adenotonsillectomy for obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) may be at risk for weight gain.

Jul
30

Infants at high risk for HIV should be started on antiretrovirals to reduce the disease to undetectable levels and induce long–term viral remission,

Infants at high risk for HIV should be started on antiretrovirals to reduce the disease to undetectable levels and induce long–term viral remission, suggests a new study conducted in 3 pediatric hospitals in Canada. The findings were presented at the 20th International AIDS Conference.

Jul
30

Updated guidelines by the American Academy of Pediatrics have recommended that palivizumab prophylaxis for respiratory syncytial virus (RSV)

Updated guidelines by the American Academy of Pediatrics have recommended that palivizumab prophylaxis for respiratory syncytial virus (RSV) should be restricted to infants born before 29 weeks’ gestation as well as to those with chronic illness like congenital heart disease or chronic lung disease. The update is published in the August issue of Pediatrics.

Jul
29

A study published in the journal Nature has revealed that the age at which girls reach puberty is decided by a small subset of genes they inherit from one parent.

A study published in the journal Nature has revealed that the age at which girls reach puberty is decided by a small subset of genes they inherit from one parent. Researchers found that one parent may more profoundly affect puberty timing in their daughters than the other parent.

Jul
29

A new study published in the journal Child Development has noted that having strong reading skills as a child predicts higher intelligence levels as a young adult.

A new study published in the journal Child Development has noted that having strong reading skills as a child predicts higher intelligence levels as a young adult. Researchers noted that twins with better early reading ability than their identical sibling would be better at reading as they grew older, and would also score higher than …

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Jul
28

A review published online in the Journal of Parenteral and Enteral Nutrition (JPEN)

A review published online in the Journal of Parenteral and Enteral Nutrition (JPEN) has pointed that there is insufficient evidence that combination lipid emulsions offer any greater benefit in bilirubin levels, triglyceride levels, or infection incidence, in comparison with standard soybean oil lipid emulsion, in pediatric patients receiving intravenous feeding.

Jul
28

A new study by researchers from the University of Murcia has linked brain connectivity with children’s impulsive behavior

A new study by researchers from the University of Murcia has linked brain connectivity with children’s impulsive behavior. Researchers noted that the greater the level of impulsiveness in the children, the greater the alteration in the connections between the posterior cingulate cortex and the right angular gyrus, a phenomenon also observed in antisocial behavior.

Jul
27

The European Medicines Agency’s Committee for Medicinal Products for Human Use (CHMP)

The European Medicines Agency’s Committee for Medicinal Products for Human Use (CHMP) has recommended a new indication for the tumor necrosis factor inhibitor adalimumab on July 24. The new indication is for treatment of active enthesitis–related arthritis in patients aged 6 years and older, either who have had an inadequate response to, or who are …

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Jul
27

European Union (EU) regulators have recommended extending the indication for entecavir

European Union (EU) regulators have recommended extending the indication for entecavir, a drug for treating chronic hepatitis B virus (HBV) infection, to children. The new indication recommended by the European Medicines Agency’s Committee for Medicinal Products for Human Use (CHMP) applies to nucleoside-naive children aged 2 to 17 years with compensated liver disease and the …

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