Pediatrics

Reports of high-impact pediatrics studies by medical professionals

Children who follow dietary, physical activity, sleep recommendations have fewer mental health visits

1. Children surveyed at age 10-11 who met more recommendations regarding diet, physical activity, sleep, and screen usage had fewer physician visits for mental...

Shared decision making, options, and trust improve experience for adolescents with cancer

1. More than half of adolescents with cancer desired to make decisions together with their oncologist after considering the opinion of their parent or...

Quick Take: Continuous Subcutaneous Insulin Infusion Versus Multiple Daily Injection Regimens in Children and...

Multiple daily injections (MDI) and continuous subcutaneous insulin infusion (CSII) are two forms of intensive insulin regimens utilized by patients with type 1 diabetes....

Exclusive breastfeeding linked to slight decrease in adolescent LDL Cholesterol

1. Exclusive breastfeeding in the first 3 months of life, as opposed to mixed breast and bottle feeding and exclusive bottle feeding, was associated...

Quick Take: Outcomes of Extremely Preterm Infants With Birth Weight Less Than 400 g

Little is known about the survival and neurodevelopmental outcomes of extremely preterm infants with low birth weight. More data is needed to facilitate decisions...

In utero administration of ivacaftor averts multiorgan disease in ferret model of cystic fibrosis...

1. A G551D missense mutation in the cystic fibrosis transmembrane conductance receptor (CFTR) is a genetic cause of cystic fibrosis (CF).2. In utero administration...

Parents of children diagnosed with cancer more likely to start psychotropic medications

1. Parents of children newly diagnosed with cancer had significantly increased risk for a first prescription of antidepressants, anxiolytics, and hypnotics in the initial...

Liberal platelet transfusion does not expedite patent ductus arteriosus closure

1. For preterm infants with echocardiographically-confirmed patent ductus arteriosus (PDA) within the first 14 days of life, there was no significant difference in the...

Quick Take: Epidemiology of brain death in pediatric intensive care units in the United...

In the United States, brain death is exclusively diagnosed in critical care settings, owing to the need for mechanical ventilatory support. With ongoing controversy...

Quick Take: Rates of extreme neonatal hyperbilirubinemia and kernicterus in children and adherence to...

Neonatal hyperbilirubinemia, left untreated, may lead to lifelong neurodevelopmental impairment. Fortunately, effective tools in risk assessment, prevention, diagnosis and treatment exist, making this a...
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