Pediatrics

Reports of high-impact pediatrics studies by medical professionals

Nusinersen improves motor function in children with later-onset spinal muscular atrophy: The CHERISH trial

1. Intrathecal injections of nusinersen in pediatric later-onset spinal muscular atrophy (SMA) patients were associated with increased clinical motor function scores compared to sham...

Influenza vaccine not associated with increased risk of epilepsy in children

1. No increased risk of incident epilepsy was seen among children who received influenza vaccination during the 2009-2010 influenza season in Norway. Evidence Rating Level:...

Affordable Care Act likely to lead to better prenatal care for women under 26

1. Ability to stay on parents’ insurance plan through the Affordable Care Act (ACA) was associated with a modest reduction in preterm births, though...

Differences in sudden unexpected infant death rates reported between states

1. National sudden unexpected infant death (SUID) rates had the steepest decline during the 1990 to 1998 study time period, followed by slower decline...

Fetal alcohol spectrum disorders likely to be vastly underdiagnosed in US

1. A multisite, cross-sectional study found a large mismatch between previously diagnosed fetal alcohol spectrum disorders and the actual prevalence of cases identified. Evidence Rating...

AAP policy statement discusses recommended immunizations

1. The 2018 version of the Recommended Childhood and Adolescent Immunization Schedule has been published by the American Academy of Pediatrics and approved by...

Transgender, gender nonconforming youths underutilize health care

1. Nearly twice the number of youths who identify as transgender or gender nonconforming (TGNC) stated their health to be fair, poor, or good...

Isolated left axis deviation may not necessitate further work up

1. Of pediatrics patients with left axis deviation (LAD) found incidentally on electrocardiogram (ECG), only 15% of patients had heart disease (HD) on further...

Greater rates of mortality linked to infants at risk for maltreatment

Infants classified as very high risk for substantiated maltreatment had a higher relative risk of overall mortality, death through unintentional and inflicted injury, and...

HIV exposure and infection affect neurodevelopmental outcomes in young children

1. Children less than 8 years old infected with HIV and children who were HIV exposed-but-uninfected had poorer neurodevelopmental outcomes compared to unexposed children. 2....
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