Monthly Archive: September 2014

Sep
30

Neonates with glucose–6–phosphate dehydrogenase (G6PD)

Neonates with glucose–6–phosphate dehydrogenase (G6PD) deficiency have higher bilirubin levels and lower hematocrits during the first week of life as compared to other infants, suggests a new observational study published online in Pediatrics.

Sep
30

The best way to promote bone health for children continues to be through diet, suggests the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP)

The best way to promote bone health for children continues to be through diet, suggests the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) Committee on Nutrition in its updated clinical guidelines for pediatric bone health. The guidelines are published online September 29 in Pediatrics.

Sep
29

Among patients with juvenile idiopathic arthritis (JIA)

Among patients with juvenile idiopathic arthritis (JIA) who achieved clinically inactive disease on combination therapy and attempted to withdraw from treatment, the order in which the different agents were stopped significantly affected subsequent flare, suggested a retrospective study. Researchers noted that 84% and 81% of patients who tapered their methotrexate and continued taking a tumor …

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Sep
29

Adolescents who suffer from sleep disturbance or habitual short sleep duration are less likely to succeed academically compared to those who enjoy a good night’s sleep

Adolescents who suffer from sleep disturbance or habitual short sleep duration are less likely to succeed academically compared to those who enjoy a good night’s sleep, suggests a new study published in the journal Sleep Medicine.

Sep
28

A study published in the Journal of the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry h

A study published in the Journal of the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry has pointed that children who were conceived either less than 1 year or more than 5 years after the birth of their prior sibling were more likely to be diagnosed with autism than children conceived following an interval of 2–5 …

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Sep
28

A study evaluating the risk associated with age of onset (AO)

A study evaluating the risk associated with age of onset (AO) of drinking and delay to first intoxication in a high–school sample reported that both an early AO and a quick progression to drinking to intoxication were associated with high–school student alcohol use and binge drinking. The study will be published in the October 2014 …

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Sep
27

Measuring how fast the brain responds to sights and sounds using electroencephalography (EEG)

Measuring how fast the brain responds to sights and sounds using electroencephalography (EEG) might help classify children on the autism spectrum and may help diagnose the condition

Sep
27

The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA)

The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved adalimumab for reducing signs and symptoms and for achieving and maintaining clinical remission in children aged 6 years and older with Crohn’s disease inadequately controlled with corticosteroids or immunomodulators.

Sep
26

Systemic steroids increase the risk of post-tonsillectomy bleeding in children,

Systemic steroids increase the risk of post-tonsillectomy bleeding in children, but not in adults, suggests a new Japanese study published online in JAMA Otolaryngology – Head & Neck Surgery. Researchers noted that the rate of reoperation for hemostasis was significantly higher in the steroid group than in the control group (1.6% vs. 0.9%).

Sep
26

In most children whose epilepsy started following a standard vaccination

In most children whose epilepsy started following a standard vaccination, there appears to be a genetic or structural cause, and about one-third of cases of epilepsy triggered by a vaccine are relatively benign, suggests a new study published online in Pediatrics.

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