Pediatrics

Reports of high-impact pediatrics studies by medical professionals

Laundry detergent pods a poisoning risk to young children

1. Since the release of laundry detergent pods to the U.S. market in March 2012, there have been 17 230 calls to Poison Control...

Pre-operative discussion of analgesic goals improves pediatric post-operative pain management

Feb 6th – Pediatrics - Standardized pre-operative discussion of pain management improved post-operative pain control and parental satisfaction in pediatric hernia repair patients. 1. Standardized...

AAP recommendations for the upcoming 2013 – 2014 influenza season

Image: PD Influenza A (H7N9) virus 1. The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) highlights the importance of annual vaccination for all children aged 6 months and older,...

Antibiotic rash in children with mononucleosis much lower than previously reported

Image: PD 1. Antibiotic-induced rash occurred in 33% of study participants with Epstein-Barr virus-associated acute infectious mononucleosis (AIM). 2.  Significantly more children treated with amoxicillin...

Choosing a prenatal diagnostic test: Microarray analysis shown equal to karyotyping

Jan 1st - Chromosomal microarray analysis was successful in 98.8% of fetal samples. Image: PD 1. Chromosomal microarray analysis was successful in 98.8% of fetal samples. 2....

Dexamethasone shows comparable efficacy to prednisone/prednisolone in pediatric asthma

Image: PD 1. A shorter course of dexamethasone, when compared to longer duration prednisone/prednisolone treatment for pediatric asthma exacerbation, showed no difference in terms of...

Roadway design may decrease risk of child pedestrian collisions

Image: PD 1. More children walking to school was not linked to increased child pedestrian collisions, after considering the “built environment”. The “built environment” is...
Classics Series, Landmark Trials in Medicine

Childhood febrile seizure characteristics associated with epilepsy diagnosis [Pediatrics Classics Series]

Image: PD 1. Through the inclusion of infants from the Collaborative Perinatal Project, this large, multicenter, prospective study found that children with febrile seizures, complex...

Substantial variation in quality of pediatric tonsillectomy perioperative care

Image: PD  1. There was significant variation in perioperative care for tonsillectomies among pediatric hospitals, as measured by rates of dexamethasone and antibiotic use.  2. Across...

AAP issues new guidelines for freestanding urgent care facilities

Image: PD/CDC  1. More children are being seen at freestanding urgent care clinics in the United States.  2. The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) has issued...

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