Monthly Archive: December 2015

Dec
30

The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) has released guidance suggesting prescribing providers, families,

The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) has released guidance suggesting prescribing providers, families, and schools collaborate develop plans detailing the use of seizure rescue medications that is particularly important for children with prescriptions for rescue medications. The recommendations are published online December 28 in Pediatrics.

Dec
29

Electronic toys for infants that produce lights, words and songs seem to be associated with decreased quantity and quality of language compared to playing with books or traditional toys such as a wooden puzzle

Electronic toys for infants that produce lights, words and songs seem to be associated with decreased quantity and quality of language compared to playing with books or traditional toys such as a wooden puzzle, a shape-sorter and a set of rubber blocks, reported an article published online in JAMA Pediatrics.

Dec
28

Switching from the older Zapletal reference values to the newer Global Lung Function Initiative (GLI)

Switching from the older Zapletal reference values to the newer Global Lung Function Initiative (GLI) values can result in improved asthma treatment, suggests new research to be published online in Pediatrics.

Dec
27

On a population level, universal new born hearing screening (UNHS)

On a population level, universal new born hearing screening (UNHS) has led to improved language outcomes at school age, reported an Australian study scheduled for online publication in Pediatrics.

Dec
26

Serum immunoglobulin E (sIgE) levels are not clinically useful for predicting food allergy in infants with atopic dermatitis (AD),

Serum immunoglobulin E (sIgE) levels are not clinically useful for predicting food allergy in infants with atopic dermatitis (AD), suggests a new study published in the December issue of Pediatrics.

Dec
25

Serum immunoglobulin E (sIgE) levels are not clinically useful for predicting food allergy in infants with atopic dermatitis (AD)

Serum immunoglobulin E (sIgE) levels are not clinically useful for predicting food allergy in infants with atopic dermatitis (AD), suggests a new study published in the December issue of Pediatrics.

Dec
24

Researchers from Korea report in the journal Liver Transplantation that a regimen of hepatitis B immunoglobulin (HBIG)

Researchers from Korea report in the journal Liver Transplantation that a regimen of hepatitis B immunoglobulin (HBIG) and hepatitis B virus (HBV) vaccine protects pediatric recipients of core antibody-positive livers from developing HBV infection.

Dec
16

AAP Releases updated schedule of Preventive Health Care Screening and Assessment for Children The American Academy of Pediatrics is publishing an updated schedule of its Recommendations for Preventive Pediatric Health Care

AAP Releases updated schedule of Preventive Health Care Screening and Assessment for Children The American Academy of Pediatrics is publishing an updated schedule of its Recommendations for Preventive Pediatric Health Care, also known as the periodicity schedule, in the January 2016 issue of Pediatrics (published online Dec. 7). The changes include:

Dec
13

Children with moderate-to-severe ulcerative colitis refractory to standard therapy responded successfully to treatment with golimumab

Children with moderate-to-severe ulcerative colitis refractory to standard therapy responded successfully to treatment with golimumab, reported a multicenter open-label study presented at the 2015 Advances in Inflammatory Bowel Diseases meeting.

Dec
09

Children with complex medical conditions including those with low body mass index (BMI)

Children with complex medical conditions including those with low body mass index (BMI), may be at increased risk of developing low bone mineral density (BMD) while on long-term warfarin therapy, report Dr. Leonardo Brandao and colleagues from The Hospital for Sick Children at the University of Toronto in Osteoporosis International, online November 16.

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