Monthly Archive: April 2015

Apr
30

Cerebral oxygen metabolism increases during neonatal seizures and decreases with phenobarbital administration

Cerebral oxygen metabolism increases during neonatal seizures and decreases with phenobarbital administration, suggests a near-infrared spectroscopy (NIRS) study, published online in Pediatric Research.

Apr
30

The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP)

The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) has updated its child physical abuse guideline that includes new information on the long-lasting effects of abuse and on how pediatricians can protect children. The guideline, published online April 26 in Pediatrics, highlights risk factors for abuse and abusive injuries that are frequently overlooked.

Apr
29

According to a new study in the Journal of the American Academy of Child & Adolescent Psychiatry, parents play a vital role in early diagnosis.

According to a new study in the Journal of the American Academy of Child & Adolescent Psychiatry, parents play a vital role in early diagnosis. Most of them pick up on signs of autism in their child long before clinicians do. In the study of more than 300 families, many parents of children at high …

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Apr
29

In children who experienced out-of-hospital cardiac arrest

In children who experienced out-of-hospital cardiac arrest, survival and cognitive outcomes were not significantly better with therapeutic hypothermia than with normothermia, suggested new research presented at the Pediatric Academic Societies 2015 Annual Meeting.

Apr
28

DNA methylation in paternal sperm may contribute to the risk of children’s developing autism

DNA methylation in paternal sperm may contribute to the risk of children’s developing autism, suggests a new study published online in the International Journal of Epidemiology.

Apr
28

A protein in animal and human breast milk – called epidermal growth factor (EGF)

A protein in animal and human breast milk – called epidermal growth factor (EGF) – holds off necrotizing enterocolitis (NEC) in preterm babies. The findings are published in Mucosal Immunology.

Apr
27

The American Thyroid Association (ATA)

The American Thyroid Association (ATA) has released its first guidelines for managing benign and cancerous thyroid nodules in children. The guidelines were published in Thyroid. The guidelines propose that some patients should be given therapeutic options so that aggressive therapy won’t be used when there is little possibility of benefit.

Apr
27

However, the vaccine’s efficacy improved when children and infants received booster doses.

The malaria vaccine RTS,S/AS01 was associated with preventing a greater proportion of malaria cases in infants and young children compared with control vaccines, suggested the results of a phase III clinical trial published in The Lancet. However, the vaccine’s efficacy improved when children and infants received booster doses.

Apr
26

The European Medicines Agency’s (EMA’s) Coordination Group for Mutual Recognition and Decentralised Procedures – Human (CMDh)

The European Medicines Agency’s (EMA’s) Coordination Group for Mutual Recognition and Decentralised Procedures – Human (CMDh) had endorsed restrictions on use of codeine-containing medicines when used for cough and cold in children. The CMDh said that use of codeine for cough and cold is now contraindicated in children younger than 12 years and is not …

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Apr
26

In the Pre-POINT pilot study, five of six children who were at extremely high risk of developing type 1 diabetes

In the Pre-POINT pilot study, five of six children who were at extremely high risk of developing type 1 diabetes and who received a high dose of oral insulin had a protective immune response, and the insulin did not cause hypoglycemia.

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