Pediatrics

Reports of high-impact pediatrics studies by medical professionals

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...

[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...

[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,...

[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] 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...

[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...

[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...

[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...

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