Pediatrics

Reports of high-impact pediatrics studies by medical professionals

Quick Take: Pulsed Dye Laser Treatment of Port-Wine Stains in Infancy Without the Need...

There is currently controversy surrounding the use of laser treatment for port-wine stains (PWS) in children, with specific concerns around the repetitive use of...

Quick Take: Prevalence and Treatment of Depression, Anxiety, and Conduct Problems in US Children

Mental health conditions in childhood have the potential to negatively impact healthy development, interfering with a child’s ability to achieve social, emotional, and cognitive...

Reading print books leads to more parent-child interactions than electronic books

1. Parents made more story-related and fewer device- or medium-related verbalizations when reading with their children on print versus electronic books.2. Children made more...

Platelet transfusions at higher threshold associated with greater risk of death in preterm infants

1. Preterm infants given prophylactic platelet transfusions at thresholds below 50,000 platelets per cubic millimeter had higher risks of death or major bleeding after...

Psychiatric emergency visits increasing among youth, especially racial minorities

1. An analysis of emergency department (ED) visits across the United States showed a 28% overall increase in psychiatric ED visits per 1000 youth...

Quick Take: Association of Atopic Dermatitis With Sleep Quality in Children

Atopic dermatitis, a common disorder in the pediatric population, is associated with pruritus that is often worse at night and, thus, can interfere with...

Community members successfully implement school-based health programs

1. The Incidence of diarrheal illness decreased by almost 50% among rural primary school children at low-cost private schools in rural India who received...

Sudden infant death risk rises linearly with amount smoked by mothers

1. Infants of mothers who smoked at least 1 cigarette daily during pregnancy had more than doubled risk of sudden unexpected infant death (SUID)....

Maternal gratitude linked to improved medical staff functioning

Neonatal intensive care unit (NICU) medical staff who were exposed to maternal expressions of gratitude had higher scores in procedural and therapeutic planning and...

Hypertension in adolescence associated with end-stage renal disease

1. In this retrospective cohort study from Israel, hypertension at the age of 16-19 years old was linked with later-life end stage renal disease...
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