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Experiences of Surrogacy Families Headed by Gay Men Experiences of Surrogacy Families Headed by Gay Men

Thu, 22 Feb 2018 05:14:49 +0100

This article explores the unique issues surrounding gay father families'experiences of surrogacy, from both the parent's and child's perspectives.Human Reproduction (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)

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The Effects of Furocoumarins Leading to Phytophotodermatitis The Effects of Furocoumarins Leading to Phytophotodermatitis

Thu, 22 Feb 2018 05:14:48 +0100

Contact with citrus fruit containing furocoumarins followed by exposure to sunshine can lead to phototoxic reaction and skin injuries, as highlighted in this case.Wounds (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)



Mesoblast stem cell therapy meets goal of pediatric Graft vs. Host study

Wed, 21 Feb 2018 23:03:01 +0100

(Reuters) - Nearly 70 percent of children with potentially fatal acute Graft Versus Host Disease responded to treatment with an experimental stem cell therapy from Mesoblast Ltd, meeting the primary goal of a late-stage U.S. trial, the Australian company announced on Wednesday. (Source: Reuters: Health)



German NnBU looks to fund newborn device dev with cryptocurrency offering

Wed, 21 Feb 2018 19:58:24 +0100

German medical device maker NnBU Holdings is looking to support the development of its device designed to improve outcomes for babies delivered by Caesarean-section through an unusual path – the company this week revealed plans to raise $18.5 million (EU €15 million) through an “Initial Coin Offering.” The NnBU device in development is designed to massage the torso of C-section newborns to stimulate the positive stresses of natural birth, and focuses light on the baby’s fontanel to create a “comfortable waking process for the newborn baby,” the company claims. The company said that conceptual design of the system has been completed. The NnBU baby care unit uses blockchain technology, the company said, and incorporates three functions into the blockchai...



Physio-Control initiates select recall of Lifepak 20e defibs, monitors

Wed, 21 Feb 2018 19:07:07 +0100

Physio-Control is recalling select Lifepak 20e defibrillators and monitors over issues with power failures, according to a recall notice posted this month. The voluntary recall affects Lifepak 20e units built between September 2016 and June 2017, the company said. Physio-Control said it received reports from customers of power-related failures with the devices during initial deployment and during use within the first year of distribution. Failures included unexpected powering on and off, device lock-ups or failures to power on and off. The company said that the reported issues have “the potential to result in a failure to deliver therapy to the patient and serious injury or death,” according to a letter it sent to customers with the devices. Failures were deemed to be the resul...



Should Dr Bawa-Garba Have Been Convicted? Should Dr Bawa-Garba Have Been Convicted?

Wed, 21 Feb 2018 19:02:34 +0100

The UK physician's conviction has sparked outrage from medical community and raises concerns over exceptional pressures faced by NHS staff.Medscape Reader Polls (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)

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JIA Flares Fewer with Longer Inactive Disease

Wed, 21 Feb 2018 18:30:00 +0100

(MedPage Today) -- Study can inform decision-making on stopping methotrexate (Source: MedPage Today Pediatrics)



Bruising in children: exploring the attitudes, knowledge and training of child protection social workers and the interface with paediatricians regarding childhood bruising - Matthews L, Kemp A, Maguire S.

Wed, 21 Feb 2018 13:24:09 +0100

While child protection social workers (CPSWs) make decisions about which children with an injury need a medical examination, we do not know how they make these decisions. We aimed to ascertain the knowledge, attitudes and training of CPSWs in regards to as... (Source: SafetyLit)



Lifestyle Interventions Cut Gestational Weight Gain

Wed, 21 Feb 2018 10:35:03 +0100

(MedPage Today) -- Programs work well in overweight, obese women (Source: MedPage Today Pediatrics)



Ultralow-dose CT slashes radiation dose for fractures

Wed, 21 Feb 2018 07:00:00 +0100

Just how low can CT radiation dose go? Researchers from New York City found...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: Routine CT scans may help determine risk of fracture WhatsApp works well for pediatric ortho trauma CT detects frailty and predicts survival in elderly Blunt abdominopelvic trauma algorithm cuts CT use in ER Ultralow-dose CT successfully detects fractures (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)



Brand Preference and Pro-Tobacco Advertising Among Students Brand Preference and Pro-Tobacco Advertising Among Students

Wed, 21 Feb 2018 05:15:29 +0100

This report reveals how exposure to pro-tobacco advertising may influence the use of tobacco products among youth.Morbidity & Mortality Weekly Report (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)

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Pediatric Acute Asthma Exacerbation Severity Assessment Tool Pediatric Acute Asthma Exacerbation Severity Assessment Tool

Wed, 21 Feb 2018 05:02:41 +0100

An evidence-based asthma assessment tool provides guidance for the assessment and treatment of acute asthma exacerbation in the pediatric primary care setting.Journal of Pediatric Health Care (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)



Cracking the connection between pediatric obesity and cancer

Wed, 21 Feb 2018 01:08:45 +0100

Obesity and cancer risk have a mysterious relationship, with obesity increasing the risk for 13 types of cancer. For some cancers — including pediatric cancers — obesity affects survival rates, which are lower for people who are obese.With an increasing population of overweight and obese children in the United States, researchers and physicians are racing to understand this connection – and what to do about it.Dr.Steven Mittelman, chief of pediatric endocrinology atUCLA Mattel Children ’s Hospital, is among those looking for clues to improve children ’s survival and recovery from cancer. But unlike most other researchers, Mittelman explores the connection from the perspective of the fat cell, not the cancer cell; he’s trying to understand the environment in the body that fat it...



Toddler milks are a scam, doctors warn

Tue, 20 Feb 2018 23:20:25 +0100

Public health researchers at New York University and the University of Connecticut warn parents do not need the drinks, which pediatricians do not recommend given their sugary content. (Source: the Mail online | Health)



Cancer Risk Stable in Kids on Anti-TNFs

Tue, 20 Feb 2018 19:30:00 +0100

(MedPage Today) -- But background risks higher than in the general population (Source: MedPage Today Pediatrics)



EMS10: Innovators in EMS Award Winners Announced at EMS Today 2018

Tue, 20 Feb 2018 18:41:00 +0100

The winners of this year’s EMS10: Innovators in EMS awards were announced Tuesday, Feb. 20, at an exclusive banquet, hosted as part of EMS Today 2018 in Charlotte, N.C. A panel of professional EMS colleagues and peers selected the distinguished winners, who each displayed initiative, creative thinking, action-orientation and a desire to positively impact EMS, patients and their communities. This year's winners are: Paul Banerjee, DO Medical Director, Polk County (Fla.) Fire Rescue Dr. Paul Banerjee is recognized for developing and teaching new life-saving resuscitation techniques for pediatric out-of-hospital cardiac arrest. E. Stein Bronsky, MD Medical Director, Colorado Springs (Colo.) Fire Department Dr. E. Stein Bronsky is recognized for streamlining communication acro...

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U.S. Faces Shortage of Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics Specialists U.S. Faces Shortage of Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics Specialists

Tue, 20 Feb 2018 18:27:44 +0100

A shortage of clinicians specializing in pediatric behavioral and developmental disorders is translating into long wait times for new patient appointments amid surging demand, a new study suggests.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines)



Sibling Bullying Tied to Increased Odds of Psychotic Disorder

Tue, 20 Feb 2018 18:00:00 +0100

Both victims and perpetrators have greater odds of developing a psychotic disorder (Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry)



AAD: Fathers May Not Perceive Harms of Teen Indoor Tanning

Tue, 20 Feb 2018 18:00:00 +0100

Low harms more often perceived by parents of male teens, those age ≥ 16, with less sun - reactive skin (Source: The Doctors Lounge - Oncology)



Pediatric HIV Surveillance

Tue, 20 Feb 2018 14:07:50 +0100

Slide set provides an overview of pediatric HIV diagnoses in the US and six dependent areas. (Source: PHPartners.org)



Influenza, Tdap Vaccination in Pregnancy: Safe for Infants Influenza, Tdap Vaccination in Pregnancy: Safe for Infants

Tue, 20 Feb 2018 13:55:56 +0100

Maternal influenza and Tdap vaccinations during pregnancy do not increase the risk for hospitalization or death among infants agexd 0 to 6 months, a new study showed.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)

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Study weighs risks and benefits of phase I trials in pediatric cancer

Tue, 20 Feb 2018 11:00:00 +0100

On average, 1 in 10 children who enroll in pediatric phase I cancer trials are improved after the trial, and 1 in 50 die from drug-related complications, according to a new systematic review and meta-analysis published this week in PLOS Medicine by Jonathan Kimmelman from McGill University, Canada, and colleagues. (Source: World Pharma News)



Obesity Might Cause Sudden Cardiac Arrest in the Young

Tue, 20 Feb 2018 07:00:00 +0100

Title: Obesity Might Cause Sudden Cardiac Arrest in the YoungCategory: Health NewsCreated: 2/19/2018 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 2/20/2018 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Kids Health General)



Stroke May Not Mean Language Loss for Newborns

Tue, 20 Feb 2018 07:00:00 +0100

Title: Stroke May Not Mean Language Loss for NewbornsCategory: Health NewsCreated: 2/17/2018 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 2/20/2018 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Kids Health General)



Celiac Disease Associated With Aplastic Anemia in a 6-Year-Old Celiac Disease Associated With Aplastic Anemia in a 6-Year-Old

Tue, 20 Feb 2018 06:14:47 +0100

Many hematological disorders have been associated with celiac disease. This case represents the fourth associated with aplastic anemia in children--might it be more common than thought?Journal of Medical Case Reports (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)



Study weighs risks and benefits of phase I trials in pediatric cancer

Tue, 20 Feb 2018 05:00:00 +0100

(PLOS) On average, 1 in 10 children who enroll in pediatric phase I cancer trials are improved after the trial, and 1 in 50 die from drug-related complications, according to a new systematic review and meta-analysis published this week in PLOS Medicine by Jonathan Kimmelman from McGill University, Canada, and colleagues. (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)

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Burden, characteristics and process of care among the pediatric and adult trauma patients in Botswana's main hospitals - Mwandri MB, Hardcastle TC.

Mon, 19 Feb 2018 18:03:30 +0100

BACKGROUND: Botswana is notable among countries with high rates of Road Traffic Collisions (RTC); like many other lower-middle-income countries (LMICs), it lacks trauma systems. The World Health Organization recommends 'Essential Trauma Care' in countries ... (Source: SafetyLit)



Vascular trauma in children - review from a major paediatric centre - Mor ão S, Ferreira RS, Camacho N, Vital VP, Pascoal J, Ferreira ME, Capitão LM, Gonçalves FB.

Mon, 19 Feb 2018 18:03:30 +0100

INTRODUCTION: Traumatic non-iatrogenic vascular injuries in children are rare and rarely discussed in literature. Paediatric vascular injuries pose a set of challenges mainly because of continued growth and development in a child or adolescent. The purpose... (Source: SafetyLit)



Paediatric electrical burn injuries: experience from a tertiary care burns unit in North India - Srivastava S, Patil AN, Bedi M, Tawar RS.

Mon, 19 Feb 2018 18:03:30 +0100

The objective of this study was to evaluate various aspects of electrical burn injuries ... (Source: SafetyLit)



Fractures in the pediatric emergency department: are we considering abuse? - Lavin LR, Penrod CH, Estrada CM, Arnold DH, Saville BR, Xu M, Lowen DE.

Mon, 19 Feb 2018 18:03:30 +0100

Approximately one fourths of infant fractures are due to abuse. Recognition of abuse is important to avoid further morbidity/mortality. There is limited knowledge regarding how frequently pediatric emergency department clinicians consider abuse in infants ... (Source: SafetyLit)



Submersion injuries in the United States: patients characteristics and predictors of mortality and morbidity - El Sibai R, Bachir R, El Sayed M.

Mon, 19 Feb 2018 18:03:30 +0100

This study describes characteristics of pa... (Source: SafetyLit)

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Reliability of Glasgow Coma Score in pediatric trauma patients - DiBrito SR, Cerullo M, Goldstein SD, Ziegfeld S, Stewart D, Nasr IW.

Mon, 19 Feb 2018 18:03:30 +0100

This study sought to determine the reliability of prehospital GCS compared to emergency department (ED) GCS. METHODS: We conducted a... (Source: SafetyLit)



Predictors of safe discharge for pediatric drowning patients in the emergency department - Brennan CE, Hong TKF, Wang VJ.

Mon, 19 Feb 2018 18:03:30 +0100

OBJECTIVES: The purpose of this study is to determine if stable, well-appearing, drowning patients who have normal age-adjusted vital signs and pulse oximetry upon arrival to the emergency department may be safely discharged without a prolonged observation... (Source: SafetyLit)



Pediatric traumatic brain injury and concussion - Choe M, Barlow KM.

Mon, 19 Feb 2018 18:03:30 +0100

This article summarizes the impact and complications of mild traumatic brain injury and concussion in children and outlines the recent evidence for its assessment and early management. Useful evidence-based management strategies are prov... (Source: SafetyLit)



Epidemiology of spinal injury in childhood and adolescence in the United States: 1997-2012 - Piatt J, Imperato N.

Mon, 19 Feb 2018 18:03:30 +0100

OBJECTIVE There has been no successful study of trends in population-based incidences of pediatric spinal injury in the United States. The goal of the current study was to develop robust data to correct this deficiency in contemporary trauma epidemiology. ... (Source: SafetyLit)



Learning from national and state trends in sudden unexpected infant death - Carlin R, Moon RY.

Mon, 19 Feb 2018 18:03:30 +0100

In their analysis of national and state trends in US sudden unexpected infant death (SUID) rates in this month ’s issue of Pediatrics, Erck Lambert et al1 demonstrate that declines in SUID rates have plateaued for the past 2 decades. The state-by-state... (Source: SafetyLit)

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Blood, Urine Test Could Help Diagnose Autism Earlier In Children

Mon, 19 Feb 2018 17:56:06 +0100

This study does not tell us how effectively this measure can differentiate between autism and other neurodevelopmental or mental health conditions such as ADHD and anxiety.” Autism is a developmental disorder that mainly affects social interaction, causing a wide spectrum of behavioral problems, including hyperactivity, anxiety or speech disturbances. An estimated 30% of cases have been found to have genetic causes. The remaining 70% are thought to be caused by a combination of environmental factors, mutations and genetics, according to the study. Currently, if a child is suspected of having autism, doctors carry out a series of behavioral tests, which take time and may not not give an accurate diagnosis. A biological test, like a blood test, would provide a faster and more definitiv...



Flu Vax Data'Only Tell Half the Story '

Mon, 19 Feb 2018 15:00:00 +0100

(MedPage Today) -- William Schaffner, MD, discusses flu vax data, pediatric immunizations (Source: MedPage Today Public Health)



Plans for $22.5M nursing home, pediatric heart transplant program denied by state

Mon, 19 Feb 2018 14:36:02 +0100

Arnold Palmer Medical Center's $1.5 million plan gets turned down. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)



How Aware (Or Unaware) Are Parents of Overweight Kids?

Mon, 19 Feb 2018 14:35:04 +0100

(MedPage Today) -- Survey found seeing isn't always believing when it comes to parents (Source: MedPage Today Pediatrics)

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Adherence Discussions With Parents of Children With Asthma Adherence Discussions With Parents of Children With Asthma

Mon, 19 Feb 2018 06:14:55 +0100

Find out how to effectively engage caregivers of children with asthma regarding the importance of medication adherence.Pediatric Nursing (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)



FDA Oks First Blood Based Concussion Detection Test

Mon, 19 Feb 2018 04:02:44 +0100

A new blood-based test could help change the way TBI’s such as concussions are detected in patients. FDA recently granted a De Novo request to Banyan Biomarkers to market the Banyan Brain Trauma Indicator (BTI). “The goal standard right now is the CT scan and it’s better than anything else out there,” Henry Nordhoff, chairman and CEO of Banyan Biomarkers, told MD+DI. “But the problem with CT is the cost; the time it takes; and the amount of ionizing radiation that’s delivered to the brain. It’s particularly dangerous when it’s a developing brain. You’re getting about 100 times the ionizing radiation in a brain scan that you’re getting in a chest X-ray.” The San Diego-based company’s test identifies two brain-specific protein biomarkers (Ubiquitin Carboxy-terminal Hy...



What is the Besinger Score?

Mon, 19 Feb 2018 00:11:32 +0100

Discussion Myasthenia gravis (MG) is a rare disease in the pediatric population. The incidence depends on the population studied but is estimated at 1-9/1 million/year. It was first described by William Heinrich Erb in 1879. The cause is autoantibodies against components of the post-synaptic membrane of the neuromuscular junction, usually against the acetylcholine binding receptor (AChR). It can occur at any age but is more common in the adult population. Juvenile patients (0-19 years) are divided into prepubertal (12 years) who have disease presentations similar to the adult population. In adults there are 5 grades: ocular symptoms, mild, moderate, severe and very severe. MG symptoms include: Ocular symptoms are common Ptosis – uni- or bilateral, children may tilt head to see Oph...



Penn State students raise more than $10M in dance marathon

Sun, 18 Feb 2018 21:40:05 +0100

Hundreds of hardy Penn State students have raised more than $10 million for pediatric cancer patients in the annual 46-hour dance marathon known as Thon (Source: ABC News: Health)



Acne Can Be More Distressing Than Melanoma Acne Can Be More Distressing Than Melanoma

Sun, 18 Feb 2018 16:35:17 +0100

Inflammatory skin diseases cause more harm than skin cancers when years of disability are considered, according to the latest report from the Global Burden of Disease Study.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Pediatrics Headlines)

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Pediatric dog bites: a population-based profile - Fein J, Bogumil D, Upperman JS, Burke RV.

Sat, 17 Feb 2018 10:36:27 +0100

This study identifies a population risk profile for pediatric dog bites using the National Trau... (Source: SafetyLit)



Traumatic cataract in children in Eastern China: Shanghai Pediatric Cataract Study - Du Y, He W, Sun X, Lu Y, Zhu X.

Sat, 17 Feb 2018 10:36:27 +0100

Traumatic cataract is a main cause of visual impairment in pediatric populations and is preventable. Awareness of the causes and consequences of pediatric eye trauma play roles in health education and prevention of blindness. We conducted a retrospective c... (Source: SafetyLit)



Pediatric nurses' perceived knowledge and beliefs of evidence-based practice in the care of children and adolescents with moderate-to-severe traumatic brain injury - Oyesanya TO, Snedden TR.

Sat, 17 Feb 2018 10:36:27 +0100

PURPOSE: Pediatric nurses play a significant role in all phases of traumatic brain injury (TBI) recovery, particularly during the hospital stay. Although evidence-based nursing practice is known to improve patient outcomes, limited research exists on nurse... (Source: SafetyLit)



David Geffen School Medicine at UCLA presents award for excellence in basic science research

Sat, 17 Feb 2018 09:02:42 +0100

Dr. Huda Zoghbi, a Baylor College of Medicine professor whose work holds promise for treating a range of neurological and neuropsychiatric disorders, received an annual award for excellence in biological and biomedical sciences research from theDavid Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA.The medical school ’s dean, Dr. Kelsey Martin, presented Zoghbi with the 2017Switzer Prize during a Feb. 16 ceremony. Zoghbi received a $25,000 honorarium and a statuette.“Her story is a beautiful illustration of the connection between medicine and science, and a lesson in the value of maintaining curiosity and open-mindedness,” Martin said.Zoghbi, who holds faculty appointments at Baylor in pediatrics, molecular and human genetics, neurology, and neuroscience, said she was humbled by the recognition and...



Significant Challenges for Developmental - Behavioral Peds

Sat, 17 Feb 2018 01:00:00 +0100

Care issues include long waits, high case complexity, poor reimbursement, and provider burnout (Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry)

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David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA presents award for excellence in basic science research

Fri, 16 Feb 2018 23:31:00 +0100

Dr. Huda Zoghbi, a Baylor College of Medicine professor whose work holds promise for treating a range of neurological and neuropsychiatric disorders, received an annual award for excellence in biological and biomedical sciences research from theDavid Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA.The medical school ’s dean, Dr. Kelsey Martin, presented Zoghbi with the 2017Switzer Prize during a Feb. 16 ceremony. Zoghbi received a $25,000 honorarium and a statuette.“Her story is a beautiful illustration of the connection between medicine and science, and a lesson in the value of maintaining curiosity and open-mindedness,” Martin said.Zoghbi, who holds faculty appointments at Baylor in pediatrics, molecular and human genetics, neurology, and neuroscience, said she was humbled by the recognition and...



U.S. faces shortage of developmental and behavioral pediatrics specialists

Fri, 16 Feb 2018 23:30:41 +0100

(Reuters Health) - A shortage of clinicians specializing in pediatric behavioral and developmental disorders is translating into long wait times for new patient appointments amid surging demand, a new study suggests. (Source: Reuters: Health)



FDA OKs First Blood-Based Concussion Detection Test

Fri, 16 Feb 2018 21:43:46 +0100

A new blood-based test could help change the way TBI’s such as concussions are detected in patients. FDA recently granted a De Novo request to Banyan Biomarkers to market the Banyan Brain Trauma Indicator (BTI). “The goal standard right now is the CT scan and it’s better than anything else out there,” Henry Nordhoff, chairman and CEO of Banyan Biomarkers, told MD+DI. “But the problem with CT is the cost; the time it takes; and the amount of ionizing radiation that’s delivered to the brain. It’s particularly dangerous when it’s a developing brain. You’re getting about 100 times the ionizing radiation in a brain scan that you’re getting in a chest X-ray.” The San Diego-based company’s test identifies two brain-specific protein biomarkers (Ubiquitin Carboxy-terminal Hy...



DOD-Backed MeMed Feels the Need for Speed

Fri, 16 Feb 2018 20:49:11 +0100

An Israeli startup that has developed a platform to differentiate between viral and bacterial infections in 15 minutes just got a big boost toward bringing the product to market. The U.S. Department of Defense (DoD) has given Haifa-based MeMed a $4 million grant to fund its manufacturing efforts. MeMed’s technology measures three blood-borne immune markers to detect whether a patient has a bacterial or viral infection. Its first generation product, ImmunoXpert, has been cleared for use in laboratories in the EU, Switzerland, and Israel. The platform under development, ImmunoPoC, is designed for point-of-care use to help clinicians decide whether or not to treat an infection with antibiotics. It does not have FDA approval. Antibiotic overuse has driven the emergence of multi-drug resistan...



22 More Kids Died From the Flu Last Week, the CDC Says

Fri, 16 Feb 2018 20:15:42 +0100

Last week brought a dramatic uptick in pediatric flu deaths, with at least 22 more children dying from the virus between Feb. 4 and Feb. 10, according to the CDC. That makes the week the deadliest yet for children this flu season, bringing the total number of pediatric deaths up to 84. Many of those children were otherwise healthy, according to the CDC. The somber statistic fulfills predictions from CDC Acting Director Dr. Anne Schuchat, who said on a call with reporters last week that record-breaking hospitalization rates at the time were likely an indicator of high death rates to come. “The people who are likely to die may already be in the hospital,” Schuchat said on the call. The CDC’s latest report did show, however, that about as many people saw doctors for flu-re...

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Influenza Deaths in Children: Putting It Into Context Influenza Deaths in Children: Putting It Into Context

Fri, 16 Feb 2018 20:14:31 +0100

The media reports of influenza-related deaths in children are frightening. How does this year compare with prior years?CHOP Expert Commentary (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)



Children ’ s deaths from flu rise sharply amid signs that season may be hitting plateau

Fri, 16 Feb 2018 18:46:40 +0100

This file has been updated. Flu has killed 22 more children, the most reported since the respiratory virus began slamming the country in the fall, according to a government report released Friday. The total number of flu-related pediatric deaths is now at least 84 nationwide. But other indicators from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention suggest […]Related:Here’s what you should know about the flu season this yearThis season’s flu vaccine is only 36 percent effective, but experts say you should still get itNine organizations sue Trump administration for ending grants to teen pregnancy programs (Source: Washington Post: To Your Health)



Flu has killed 84 children in the US

Fri, 16 Feb 2018 18:39:54 +0100

Flu activity in the US remained stable from last week to this one, a first for this season. It is a hopeful sign, but pediatric deaths and already record-high hospitalizations are expected to climb. (Source: the Mail online | Health)



FDA Eases Approval Path for Migraine, Pediatric Epilepsy Drugs

Fri, 16 Feb 2018 18:35:02 +0100

(MedPage Today) -- Gives manufacturers more flexibility in trial endpoints (Source: MedPage Today Neurology)



Follow - Up Lacking for Teen, Young Adult Cancer Survivors

Fri, 16 Feb 2018 18:00:00 +0100

Many young adult cancer survivors do not follow up properly, independent of disease type or insurance (Source: The Doctors Lounge - Oncology)

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Influenza A(H3N2) Viruses Predominate 2017 - 2018 Season

Fri, 16 Feb 2018 18:00:00 +0100

Vaccine effectiveness estimated at 25 percent against A(H3N2) (Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge)



Dad Can Pass on Ovarian Cancer Genes, Too

Fri, 16 Feb 2018 15:00:00 +0100

(Source: The Doctors Lounge - Oncology)



Pediatric Migraine Treatments Fail to Outperform Placebo Pediatric Migraine Treatments Fail to Outperform Placebo

Fri, 16 Feb 2018 14:19:00 +0100

The use of two adult medications in children is now in question. Dr Laurie Barclay discusses what, if anything, we can offer these patients.Medscape Neurology (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)



Eye tracking helps assess anesthesiologists' US skill

Fri, 16 Feb 2018 07:00:00 +0100

Eye-tracking technology has the potential to monitor the progress of trainee...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: Low-risk thyroid nodules safe to track with ultrasound US improves success rate of pediatric artery cannulation Point-of-care ultrasound helps find fluid Contrast US helps assess breast cancer treatment response (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)



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Thu, 15 Feb 2018 21:36:00 +0100

Statement on School Shooting in Parkland, Floridafrom Colleen A. Kraft, MD, FAAP, President, American Academy of Pediatrics" Yesterday just before the dismissal bell rang, 17 children and adults were shot and killed and 15 were injured inside Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Fla. We find ourselves once again filled with grief and horror, and we mourn alongside all those impacted by the shooting. As our hearts are in Parkland, our eyes are on Congress.  " This is the eighteenth school shooting in 2018, the equivalent of one every two and a half days so far this year. Shootings have an indelible impact on entire communities, on the families who lost children and loved ones, and on the children who survived. Columbine. Virginia Tech. Newtown. Orlando. Las Vegas...

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This Year ’s Flu Shot Only Worked a Third of the Time, CDC Says

Thu, 15 Feb 2018 16:55:12 +0100

Early estimates suggest the flu shot only worked about a third of the time this year. Between Nov. 2 and Feb. 3, total vaccine effectiveness was estimated at 36%, according to a report released Thursday by the CDC. When broken down by strain, however, efficacy varied widely. H3N2, the dominant strain circulating this flu season, is notoriously more virulent and less receptive to vaccination than other types of influenza. True to form, vaccine effectiveness against this strain was low this year — approximately 25%, according to the CDC report. (That’s actually better than experts originally feared, based on trends from Canada and Australia, where the flu vaccine was only about 10% effective.) By contrast, the report says the shot worked an estimated 67% of the time against the l...



CDC Estimates This Year ’s Flu Vaccine Is Only 36 Percent Effective

Thu, 15 Feb 2018 16:55:12 +0100

Early estimates suggest the flu shot only worked about a third of the time this year. Between Nov. 2 and Feb. 3, total vaccine effectiveness was estimated at 36%, according to a report released Thursday by the CDC. When broken down by strain, however, efficacy varied widely. H3N2, the dominant strain circulating this flu season, is notoriously more virulent and less receptive to vaccination than other types of influenza. True to form, vaccine effectiveness against this strain was low this year — approximately 25%, according to the CDC report. (That’s actually better than experts originally feared, based on trends from Canada and Australia, where the flu vaccine was only about 10% effective.) By contrast, the report says the shot worked an estimated 67% of the time against the l...



Medtronic looks to expand MiniMed 670G into pediatric diabetes

Thu, 15 Feb 2018 16:51:47 +0100

Medtronic (NYSE:MDT) touted data today from an at-home pediatric study of its MiniMed 670G hybrid closed-loop diabetes management system. The company’s study included 105 kids, ages 7 to 13, and found that patients spent more time in the target blood glucose range, had less glycemic variability and experienced less hypo- and hyperglycemia compared to baseline data. Data from the pediatric study was included as part of an application to the FDA, as Medtronic looks to expand MiniMed’s indication to include children between the ages of 7 and 13. Get the full story at our sister site, Drug Delivery Business News. The post Medtronic looks to expand MiniMed 670G into pediatric diabetes appeared first on MassDevice. (Source: Mass Device)



Littlest patients benefit from Children's of Alabama cardiology care technology

Thu, 15 Feb 2018 12:51:36 +0100

Expansion to the Children ’s of Alabama cardiac unit in recent years provides a broad spectrum of advancements that help maintain quality patient care. With the addition of the Benjamin Russell Hospital for Children in 2012, along with staff increases and innovative technological enhancements, Children’s cardiology progr am has grown substantially.   A joint cooperative between Children's and The University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB), The Joseph S. Bruno Pediatric Heart Center at Children’s… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)



Parents Find Kids' Weight Report Cards Hard to Swallow

Thu, 15 Feb 2018 07:00:00 +0100

Title: Parents Find Kids' Weight Report Cards Hard to SwallowCategory: Health NewsCreated: 2/14/2018 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 2/15/2018 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Kids Health General)

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The Use of Medical-Grade Honey on Oral Mucositis The Use of Medical-Grade Honey on Oral Mucositis

Thu, 15 Feb 2018 05:14:52 +0100

A medical-grade honey paste may be an effective alternative to standard mouth rinses for the treatment of oral mucositis among pediatric oncology patients.Wounds (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)



Pediatric Issues in Disasters

Thu, 15 Feb 2018 03:47:52 +0100

U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Office of the Assistant Secretary for Preparedness and Response. 02/13/2018 This one-hour, 31-minute webinar from TRACIE (Technical Resources, Assistance Center, and Information Exchange) discusses how local, regional, state, and federal level entities are incorporating pediatric issues into their planning efforts. It details how to identify and incorporate pediatric special considerations into preparedness, mitigation, response, recovery, and resilience-building plans and actions; be prepared every day for an emergency; and integrate pediatric issues into healthcare preparedness plans, trainings, and exercises. (Video or Multimedia) Site requires free registration. (Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health)



Does Your Valentine Have a Roving Eye? Watch Out

Wed, 14 Feb 2018 15:00:00 +0100

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Harvard study shows rise in babies dying in their sleep

Wed, 14 Feb 2018 11:51:37 +0100

Pediatricians at Harvard Medical School warn the stagnant figures are a sign that efforts to promote 'safer' sleeping positions have been futile. (Source: the Mail online | Health)



'Dramatic' rise in babies dying in their sleep

Wed, 14 Feb 2018 08:33:55 +0100

Pediatricians at Harvard Medical School warn the stagnant figures are a sign that efforts to promote 'safer' sleeping positions have been futile. (Source: the Mail online | Health)

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Vaccines Can Stem Poverty, Not Just Disease, Study Suggests

Wed, 14 Feb 2018 07:00:00 +0100

Title: Vaccines Can Stem Poverty, Not Just Disease, Study SuggestsCategory: Health NewsCreated: 2/13/2018 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 2/14/2018 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Kids Health General)



Practice Guidelines for Peanut Allergies Practice Guidelines for Peanut Allergies

Wed, 14 Feb 2018 05:14:52 +0100

Get up-to-date on the latest recommendations for the identification, management, and prevention of peanut allergies.Journal of Pediatric Health Care (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)



Drug Fever: Recent Cases From the Medical Literature Drug Fever: Recent Cases From the Medical Literature

Wed, 14 Feb 2018 05:14:52 +0100

A review of recent case reports provides insight into the symptoms of drug fever and the agents that have been associated with this condition.Pediatric Pharmacotherapy (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)



Birth Defects Potentially Related to Zika Virus Infection Birth Defects Potentially Related to Zika Virus Infection

Wed, 14 Feb 2018 05:14:52 +0100

This report provides comprehensive data on the prevalence of birth defects potentially related to Zika virus infection in a cohort of nearly 1 million US births in 2016.Morbidity & Mortality Weekly Report (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)



A 3-Year-Old Indiana Girl Who Was Not Vaccinated Died From the Flu This Week

Tue, 13 Feb 2018 21:13:37 +0100

A three-year-old Indiana girl who died from the flu Monday was not vaccinated, according to local news outlets. Alivia Viellieux, passed away in her sleep at her Muncie, Indiana home after being discharged from BallMemorial Hospital last Thursday, WRTV reported. Her family says they were advised not to give their daughter the flu shot, according to local media reports. “Alivia did not have [the flu vaccine] because they had told us once the flu is going around, it’s not going to matter if you get it or not,” the toddler’s grandmother, Tameka Stettler, told WRTV. “We just decided not to put those chemicals in the girl’s body if it’s not going to help.” Delaware county coroner Scott Hahn told the Star Press that Viellieux died from the flu and ...

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Orthopedic Issue in Kids? Skip These Tests, Experts Say Orthopedic Issue in Kids? Skip These Tests, Experts Say

Tue, 13 Feb 2018 21:12:50 +0100

The American Academy of Pediatrics and the Pediatric Orthopaedic Society of North America identified five procedures that may not be necessary in evaluating young patients with orthopedic conditions.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)



Ain & #039;t That a Pill: Device Could Replace Needles

Tue, 13 Feb 2018 21:01:45 +0100

Rani Therapeutics has a daunting task ahead of it. The privately held company wants to change the way some pharmaceuticals are delivered to patients. Some drugs are delivered through needles  — a method that isn’t ideal for many patients.  Rani is in the process of developing an ingestible drug-delivery pill. The San Jose, CA-based company’s RaniPill is an oral capsule that protects a drug therapy until it is ready to be delivered across the intestinal wall into the bloodstream. The RaniPill has small needles to inject the drugs into the intestinal wall once ingested. The needles will dissolve naturally. Rani Therapeutics recently raised $53 million and has brought in a total of $142 million since it spun out from InCube Lab in 2012. New investors include GeneScience Pharmaceutica...



Therapy Helps Those With Autism Navigate Adulthood

Tue, 13 Feb 2018 20:00:00 +0100

(Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry)



Medical News Today: What is the outlook for hydranencephaly?

Tue, 13 Feb 2018 13:00:00 +0100

Learn more about hydranencephaly, a condition where a baby is born with part of the brain missing. We examine the symptoms and prognosis. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)



FDA Drug Safety Communication: UPDATE on Tumor Necrosis Factor (TNF) blockers and risk for pediatric malignancy

Tue, 13 Feb 2018 12:55:00 +0100

[11-03-2011] The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is updating the public about its ongoing safety review of Tumor Necrosis Factor (TNF) blockers and malignancy (cancer) in children, adolescents, and young adults (30 years of age or younger). (Source: FDA Center for Drug Evaluation and Research - What's New)

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State Title V and Medicaid Collaboration to Support Pediatric Medical Home Implementation (February 2018)

Tue, 13 Feb 2018 11:09:34 +0100

This fact sheet highlights state strategies and partnership efforts between state Medicaid agencies and MCH Title V / CYSHCN programs. (Source: HSR Information Central)



Babies Face Higher SIDS Risk in Certain States

Tue, 13 Feb 2018 07:00:00 +0100

Title: Babies Face Higher SIDS Risk in Certain StatesCategory: Health NewsCreated: 2/12/2018 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 2/13/2018 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Kids Health General)



Preemies Get a Slow Start on Friendships

Tue, 13 Feb 2018 07:00:00 +0100

Title: Preemies Get a Slow Start on FriendshipsCategory: Health NewsCreated: 2/12/2018 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 2/13/2018 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Kids Health General)



State Public Health Actions to Prevent, Control Chronic Disease State Public Health Actions to Prevent, Control Chronic Disease

Tue, 13 Feb 2018 05:14:48 +0100

This article describes the design and administration of a CDC program which aims to boost progress in reducing the prevalence and incidence of multiple chronic diseases and their risk factors.Preventing Chronic Disease (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)



Preemies Get a Slow Start on Friendships

Mon, 12 Feb 2018 20:00:00 +0100

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Premature Dementia Risk May Be Up in Survivors of Heart Defects

Mon, 12 Feb 2018 18:00:00 +0100

Increased risk of dementia compared with general population, especially for early - onset dementia (Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry)



Baby Suffocation Deaths From Co-Sleeping Rise

Mon, 12 Feb 2018 17:00:00 +0100

While the number of babies that die from sudden infant death syndrome (SIDS) has been falling, the number of babies dying from accidental suffocation and strangulation in bed skyrocketed 184% from 1999 to 2015, according to new statistics released Monday by the American Academy of Pediatrics. (Source: WebMD Health)



Scoliosis Screening: Do We Need to Change? Scoliosis Screening: Do We Need to Change?

Mon, 12 Feb 2018 14:46:23 +0100

In light of nonsurgical options to manage children with scoliosis, should screening practices change to identify children earlier? Medscape spoke with Jennifer Winell, MD, from CHOP to find out.CHOP Expert Commentary (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)



The pediatric patella: normal development, anatomical variants and malformations, stability, imaging, and injury patterns - Maloney E, Stanescu AL, Ngo AV, Parisi MT, Iyer RS.

Mon, 12 Feb 2018 08:42:05 +0100

We discuss the pediatric patella, with an emphasis on diagnostic imaging. Topics include normal patellar development, anatomical variants and their physiologic significance, genetic syndromes that alter the appearance of the patella, physiology of patellar... (Source: SafetyLit)



The pediatric resuscitative thoracotomy during combat operations in Iraq and Afghanistan - a retrospective cohort study - Schauer SG, Hill GJ, Connor RE, Oh JS, April MD.

Mon, 12 Feb 2018 08:42:05 +0100

BACKGROUND: Combat zone trauma poses a unique set of challenges and injury patterns not seen in the civilian setting. The role of the pediatric resuscitative thoracotomy in combat zones remains unclear given a paucity of data regarding procedure outcomes i... (Source: SafetyLit)

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Fidget Spinners May Be Dangerous in the Wrong Hands

Mon, 12 Feb 2018 07:00:00 +0100

Title: Fidget Spinners May Be Dangerous in the Wrong HandsCategory: Health NewsCreated: 2/9/2018 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 2/12/2018 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Kids Health General)



Health Tip: Prevent Exposure to Lead

Mon, 12 Feb 2018 07:00:00 +0100

Title: Health Tip: Prevent Exposure to LeadCategory: Health NewsCreated: 2/12/2018 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 2/12/2018 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Kids Health General)



Keeping in Touch With Your Kids in College

Mon, 12 Feb 2018 07:00:00 +0100

Title: Keeping in Touch With Your Kids in CollegeCategory: Health NewsCreated: 2/12/2018 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 2/12/2018 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Kids Health General)



Rectal Acetaminophen With IV Opioid Post-Open Heart Repair Rectal Acetaminophen With IV Opioid Post-Open Heart Repair

Mon, 12 Feb 2018 05:14:50 +0100

Is rectal acetaminophen used as an adjunct to IV opioids an effective means of pain control for infants who have undergone open heart repair?Pediatric Nursing (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)



Short Sleep Duration Among Middle and High School Students Short Sleep Duration Among Middle and High School Students

Mon, 12 Feb 2018 05:14:50 +0100

This report indicates that a large percentage of middle school and high school students are not getting the recommended amount.Morbidity & Mortality Weekly Report (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)

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