Pediatrics

Reports of high-impact pediatrics studies by medical professionals

Quick Take: Long-term Outcomes of Tetralogy of Fallot: A Study From the Pediatric Cardiac...

Tetralogy of Fallot (TOF) is the most common congenital cyanotic heart disease. Surgical repair of TOF was shown in 1954 to have a long-term...

Quick Take: Small for gestational age and risk of childhood mortality: A Swedish population...

Small for gestational age (SGA) fetuses have been shown to have a higher risk of stillbirth and neonatal mortality, but few studies have examined...

Mupirocin effective in Staphylococcus aureus decolonization in neonates

1. Mupirocin was shown to have an overall primary decolonization efficacy of 95% when used to treat Staphylococcus aureus among infants <24 months old...

Significant unreimbursed costs linked to care coordination for medically complex children

The estimated nonreimbursed staff costs of care coordination for medically complex children was conservatively estimated to be 145-210% per child per month.Evidence Rating:...

Meta-analysis shows optimal FiO2 for resuscitation of preterm infants remains equivocal

1. Systematic review with meta-analysis shows no statistically significant difference in morbidity and mortality outcomes when comparing use of low versus high FiO2 during...

Risk of malformations in offspring likely minimal with use of ondansetron (Zofran) in first...

1. In this retrospective cohort study, first trimester exposure to ondansetron (trade name Zofran) was not associated with increased risk of cardiac or congenital...

AAP recommends pediatricians screen for postpartum depression

1. The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) recommended routine screening for postpartum depression (PPD) in mothers during well-child visits at 1, 2, 4, and...

Study examines post-discharge pediatric mortality rate in Mozambique

1. About 1 in 25 children younger than age 15 years died within 90 days of hospital discharge in Southern Mozambique; over half of...

Study finds that pediatric residents rarely perform neonatal intubation

1. Advance practitioners and neonatal fellows had the highest rates of neonatal tracheal intubation (TI) attempts in the neonatal intensive care unit (NICU) and...

Quick Take: Analgesic efficacy and safety of morphine in the Procedural Pain in Premature...

Infant pain is often undertreated, largely due to a lack of evidence surrounding the immediate and long-term effects of analgesics. In this randomized controlled...

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