Monthly Archive: May 2016

May
27

More visits to ED point to higher odds of developing diabetic ketoacidosis

A new research from the Stanford School of Medicine, California says that recent visits to the emergency department (ED) and long intervals without subspecialty care are important signals of impending diabetic ketoacidosis in children with type 1 diabetes. They also recommend that these indicators along with other risk factors could be used to inform clinical …

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May
22

Study links adrenal gland tumors to ADHD

Pediatric patients diagnosed with pheochromocytomas (PHEO) or paragangliomas (PGL) were nearly three times as likely to also carry a diagnosis of attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), compared to pediatric patients without PHEO or PGL. A study in Hormone and Metabolic Research reported May 12, 2016 found a prevalence of ADHD in 21% of PHEO/PGL patients, …

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May
17

Children with new-onset epilepsy at high risk for impaired attention and executive function

In a study published May 10, 2016 in Epilepsy & Behavior, attention and executive functions of children with new-onset epilepsy were significantly more often impaired when compared with a healthy population, but less often when compared with children with chronic epilepsy. The risk of impaired cognitive functions was significantly heightened when etiology of epilepsy was …

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May
11

Consumption of artificial sweetened beverages linked to risk of early childhood overweight

Findings in the population-based CHILD birth cohort suggest that consumption of artificially sweetened beverages during pregnancy is associated with higher infant BMI and an increased risk of infant overweight at 1 year of age. Compared with no consumption, daily consumption of artificially sweetened beverages was associated with a 0.20-unit increase in infant BMI z score …

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May
06

ADHD treatment for young children

According to a new CDC Vital Signs report, about half of young children 2 to 5 years of age receiving care for attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) are not receiving psychological services, including the recommended treatment of behavior therapy. The report says that about 75% of young children being treated for ADHD received medicine, and only about …

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May
04

Children with Down’s syndrome prone to arthropathy

Children with Down’s syndrome should have an annual musculoskeletal examination because of their increased risk of developing arthritis, an association that is widely unrecognized. The prevalence is higher than that of juvenile idiopathic arthritis (JIA), at 8.7/1,000 compared with 1/1,000 according to a study presented at the annual meeting of the British Society for Rheumatology …

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May
03

Study supports 2 mg IM vitamin K as prophylactic dose to prevent vitamin K deficiency bleeding

A vitamin K prophylactic regimen of 1 mg of vitamin K orally at birth followed by a daily oral dosage of either 25 or 150 µg fails to prevent vitamin K deficiency bleeding in breastfed infants with still unrecognized biliary atresia. In the study by the Netherlands Study group of Biliary Atresia Registry (NeSBAR) reported …

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