Pediatrics

Reports of high-impact pediatrics studies by medical professionals

[PEDIATRICS] Anesthesia administered prior to age 3 shown to be associated with cognitive deficits...

Image: CC Abbreviations: - Clinical Evaluation of Language Fundamentals: Receptive - Clinical Evaluation of Language Fundamentals: Expressive - Colored Progressive Matrices - adjusted risk ratio We...

[BMJ] Low glycemic index diet in pregnancy has positive effect on gestational weight gain...

Image: CC/Ernest Large for gestational age infants (macrosomia) pose problems for both the neonate and the mother. These infants are more likely to become obese...

[THE LANCET] Radiation exposure from CT scans in childhood linked with leukemia and brain...

Image: CC/rosiescancerfund Computed tomography (CT) imaging is a quick and easily accessible diagnostic tool, and its use has increased over the past decade. Compared to...

[NEJM] Reduction in growth by inhaled glucocorticoids in children found to persist into adulthood

Image: Budesonide, GNU FDL Primer: Inhaled glucocorticoids, a key in the treatment of persistent asthma in children, are known to reduce growth velocity in a...

[NEJM] Tiotropium a significant boost for poorly controlled asthmatics on inhaled glucocorticoids and beta-agonists

Image: Tiotropium - CC/BenWeber. Trial info: Supported by Boehringer Ingelheim and Pfizer. ClinicalTrials.gov numbers, NCT00772538 and NCT00776984. Primer: Exacerbations in asthmatics may persist despite treatment with...

[NEJM] Tight glycemic control versus standard care after pediatric cardiac surgery

Image: Public Domain. Pediatric surgery in Haiti. Primer: Tight glycemic control has been shown to reduce morbidity and mortality in certain critically ill adult patients,...

[NATURE] Neonatal RSV infection associated with increased susceptibility to allergic asthma

Image: CC/CDC. EM micrograph of RSV Primer:  Previous studies have demonstrated a strong association between recurrent Respiratory Syncytial Virus (RSV) infections in neonates and the...

Pertussis outbreaks on the rise, vaccine effectiveness waning [NEJM]

Image: CC. B. Pertussis Key study points: For every year after the 5th dose of the DTaP vaccine (age 4-6), there is a 42% increased...

Best Adjustment Strategy for Asthma in the Long Term (BASALT) study finds no difference...

Image: CC Key study points: ·The United States’ current standard of care for adjustment of inhaled corticosteroids in asthmatic patients does not differ in efficacy when...

Sodium intake of children and teens on par with adults, associated with risk for...

Image: CC/topgold Key study points: 1.    The average intake of sodium among those aged 8-18 is as high as U.S. adults 2.    Sodium intake in those aged...

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