Pediatrics

Reports of high-impact pediatrics studies by medical professionals

Platelet transfusions at higher threshold associated with greater risk of death in preterm infants

1. Preterm infants given prophylactic platelet transfusions at thresholds below 50,000 platelets per cubic millimeter had higher risks of death or major bleeding after...

Psychiatric emergency visits increasing among youth, especially racial minorities

1. An analysis of emergency department (ED) visits across the United States showed a 28% overall increase in psychiatric ED visits per 1000 youth...

Quick Take: Association of Atopic Dermatitis With Sleep Quality in Children

Atopic dermatitis, a common disorder in the pediatric population, is associated with pruritus that is often worse at night and, thus, can interfere with...

Community members successfully implement school-based health programs

1. The Incidence of diarrheal illness decreased by almost 50% among rural primary school children at low-cost private schools in rural India who received...

Sudden infant death risk rises linearly with amount smoked by mothers

1. Infants of mothers who smoked at least 1 cigarette daily during pregnancy had more than doubled risk of sudden unexpected infant death (SUID)....

Maternal gratitude linked to improved medical staff functioning

Neonatal intensive care unit (NICU) medical staff who were exposed to maternal expressions of gratitude had higher scores in procedural and therapeutic planning and...

Hypertension in adolescence associated with end-stage renal disease

1. In this retrospective cohort study from Israel, hypertension at the age of 16-19 years old was linked with later-life end stage renal disease...

Social media marketing increases children’s consumption of unhealthy, but not healthy snacks

1. Children who viewed mock Instagram profiles of popular YouTubers holding unhealthy snacks consumed more calories overall when offered snacks immediately after viewing, compared...

Danish study finds no association between MMR vaccine and autism, even within high-risk subgroups

1. In a large Danish cohort study, the measles-mumps-rubella (MMR) vaccine was not significantly associated with autism.2. There was still no increased risk of...

Quick Take: Induction of Labor at 41 Weeks Versus Expectant Management Until 42 Weeks...

It has been well established that pregnancy extending beyond 42 weeks is associated with higher rates of perinatal morbidity and mortality. However, there is...
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