Tag Archive: children

Feb
03

ECG can be a marker for future sudden cardiac death

All school children enrolling for competitive games should have their ECG done. Padma Shri & Dr. B C Roy National Awardee, Dr. K K Aggarwal, President Heart Care Foundation of India, said that routine ECG, if read correctly, can be used as a marker for sudden cardiac death, especially in children. Dr. Aggarwal who is …

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Jan
22

A new study in Pediatrics found that children admitted to the hospital for wheezing or asthma commonly show signs of exposure to tobacco smoke

A new study in Pediatrics found that children admitted to the hospital for wheezing or asthma commonly show signs of exposure to tobacco smoke, even when caregivers say there is no exposure, new research indicates. Secondhand smoke exposure was also associated with risk for readmission.

Jan
21

A prospective study of 6090 children from the prospective Avon Longitudinal Study

A prospective study of 6090 children from the prospective Avon Longitudinal Study of Parents and Children (ALSPAC) in the January issue of the British Journal of Psychiatry showed that less than adequate maternal weight gain during pregnancy and being born first were significantly associated with Tourette syndrome in the offspring by the age of 13 …

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Jan
20

children without increasing the short–term risk for acute kidney injury.

A new study presented at the Society of Critical Care Medicine 43rd Critical Care Congress suggests that clinicians can use gentamicin as part of their treatment for sepsis in children without increasing the short–term risk for acute kidney injury.

Jan
12

A new study in the January 8 online issue of Neurology shows that children exposed to levetiracetam in utero had better language

A new study in the January 8 online issue of Neurology shows that children exposed to levetiracetam in utero had better language and motor development in comparison to children exposed to valproate in utero. The authors suggest that this information should be used collaboratively between health care professionals and women with epilepsy when deciding on …

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Jan
03

Hospitalized children who receive hypotonic maintenance intravenous (IV) fluids

Hospitalized children who receive hypotonic maintenance intravenous (IV) fluids are at higher risk of developing hyponatremia than those receiving isotonic IV fluids, according to a recent meta-analysis published online December 30 in Pediatrics.

Jan
02

Children with higher–frequency hearing loss due to tympanic membrane (TM)

Children with higher–frequency hearing loss due to tympanic membrane (TM) perforation are unlikely to have significant recovery in this range after type I tympanoplasty, according to a study in JAMA Otolaryngology –– Head & Neck Surgery.

Dec
28

Children who were breastfed for more than six months scored the highest on cognitive

Children who were breastfed for more than six months scored the highest on cognitive, language and motor development tests as toddlers than children who weren’t breastfed, in a new study from Greece.

Dec
28

Children under age five born to fathers who are 40 or older are at higher risk of dying

Children under age five born to fathers who are 40 or older are at higher risk of dying than those with younger fathers, according to a new Danish study reported online December 7 in Human Reproduction.

Dec
17

Pregnant women, children, and infants should consume only pasteurized milk and milk products

Pregnant women, children, and infants should consume only pasteurized milk and milk products, and the sale of raw milk should be banned in the United States, according to a new policy statement from the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP). The statement was published online December 16 in Pediatrics.

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