Monthly Archive: January 2015

Jan
31

A diet- and lifestyle-counseling program aimed at kids, started while they were infants and provided through parents and school

A diet- and lifestyle-counseling program aimed at kids, started while they were infants and provided through parents and school, appeared to drop the rate of metabolic syndrome (MetS) by about 40% by the time they had reached age 15 to 20, suggested a randomized trial published online in Circulation.

Jan
31

Sustained lung inflation (SLI) at birth for preterm infants reduces their need for mechanical ventilation

Sustained lung inflation (SLI) at birth for preterm infants reduces their need for mechanical ventilation, reveals new research published online in Pediatrics.

Jan
30

After tonsillectomy, ibuprofen in combination with acetaminophen provides safe, effective analgesia for children

After tonsillectomy, ibuprofen in combination with acetaminophen provides safe, effective analgesia for children, suggests a new trial published online January 26 in Pediatrics. In contrast, morphine can cause life-threatening oxygen desaturation in certain children, and therefore its use should be avoided.

Jan
30

Delivering small amounts of colostrum to the posterior oropharynx improves immune markers and reduces sepsis rates in extremely premature infants

Delivering small amounts of colostrum to the posterior oropharynx improves immune markers and reduces sepsis rates in extremely premature infants, suggests a new study published online January 26 in Pediatrics.

Jan
29

Infants whose mothers were infected with malaria or helminths during pregnancy have impaired immune responses to standard vaccines against Haemophilus influenzae (Hib)

Infants whose mothers were infected with malaria or helminths during pregnancy have impaired immune responses to standard vaccines against Haemophilus influenzae (Hib) and diphtheria (DT), suggests a new study published online in PLOS Neglected Tropical Diseases.

Jan
29

Repeat doses of corticosteroids before birth do not increase markers of the risk of later cardiovascular and metabolic disease in school-age children

Repeat doses of corticosteroids before birth do not increase markers of the risk of later cardiovascular and metabolic disease in school-age children, suggests a new study published online in Pediatrics.

Jan
28

A new report issued by the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP)

A new report issued by the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) recommends screening for behavioral and emotional problems in children to promote optimal development. The report is published in the February issue of Pediatrics.

Jan
28

The 2015 recommended immunization schedule for children and adolescents living in the United States has been released

The 2015 recommended immunization schedule for children and adolescents living in the United States has been released, according to a new policy statement from the American Academy of Pediatrics Committee on Infectious Diseases, announced in the January 26 issue of Pediatrics.

Jan
22

Oral glucose and maternal holding may work synergistically to decrease newborn pain from minor procedures such as heel prick

Oral glucose and maternal holding may work synergistically to decrease newborn pain from minor procedures such as heel prick, suggests a new study published online in JAMA Pediatrics.

Jan
22

Adenotonsillectomy improves quality of life and obstructive sleep apnea (OSA)

Adenotonsillectomy improves quality of life and obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) symptoms in children, compared with watchful waiting, suggest the results from the Childhood Adenotonsillectomy Trial (CHAT) published online in Pediatrics.

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