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Jan
09

A test developed by Dutch researchers has the potential to detect peripheral visual field defects in children who are too young or neurologically impaired to perform standard conventional perimetry (SCP)

A test developed by Dutch researchers has the potential to detect peripheral visual field defects in children who are too young or neurologically impaired to perform standard conventional perimetry (SCP), reported a large retrospective study published in JAMA Ophthalmology.

Jan
09

Prescribing 5 days of strict rest to a child following a concussion offers no significant benefits in terms of symptoms

Prescribing 5 days of strict rest to a child following a concussion offers no significant benefits in terms of symptoms, neurocognition, or balance, suggests a randomized trial published online January 5 in Pediatrics.

Nov
12

A new study, presented at the American Academy of Ophthalmology 2014 Annual Meeting

A new study, presented at the American Academy of Ophthalmology 2014 Annual Meeting, has shown that nonmydriatic imaging could be a helpful addition to the standard clinical examination of children with type 1 diabetes mellitus.

Nov
12

The introduction of pneumococcal conjugate vaccine (PCV)

The introduction of pneumococcal conjugate vaccine (PCV) was linked to a decrease in hospitalizations for sinusitis among children younger than 2 years and pneumonia among children younger than 5 years, reported a retrospective population-based study in Sweden. The report was published online November 10 in Pediatrics.

Nov
01

A new study has shown that “Integrated Play Groups,” or IPGs

A new study has shown that “Integrated Play Groups,” or IPGs, appear effective in teaching children with autism the skills they need to interact with their peers and engage in symbolic play such as pretending. The study is published in the Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders.

Oct
30

Agave nectar, or placebo, are better than nothing for nighttime coughs in infants and toddlers

Agave nectar, or placebo, are better than nothing for nighttime coughs in infants and toddlers, suggest new findings published online October 27 in JAMA Pediatrics.

Oct
29

In some babies conceived by in vitro fertilization (IVF)

In some babies conceived by in vitro fertilization (IVF), cardiac dysfunction might be linked to excessive maternal hormone levels at conception and during pregnancy, suggests new research. The results were presented at the American Society for Reproductive Medicine 2014 Annual Meeting.

Oct
29

Ibuprofen appears to be as effective as morphine for pain control in children with uncomplicated fractures

Ibuprofen appears to be as effective as morphine for pain control in children with uncomplicated fractures, and leads to significantly fewer adverse effects, suggests a study published online October 27 in the Canadian Medical Association Journal.

Oct
25

Epilepsy surgery may add several years to the life expectancy of children with refractory epilepsy who are deemed suitable surgical candidates

Epilepsy surgery may add several years to the life expectancy of children with refractory epilepsy who are deemed suitable surgical candidates, and it may also improve their quality of life compared with continuing medical therapy only, suggested a new study presented at the 43rd Annual Child Neurology Society Meeting.

Jul
10

New research from Italy has suggested that for kids who need colonoscopy

New research from Italy has suggested that for kids who need colonoscopy, bowel preparation might best be done with a low–volume solution of sodium picosulfate plus magnesium oxide and citric acid. This combination is equally effective as high and low volume polyethylene glycol–based solutions. The report is published online July 7 in Pediatrics.

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