Tag: children

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1. A microbiota-directed complimentary food showed growth and developmental improvements for undernourished children compared to conventional ready-to-use supplementary food. 2. The improved outcomes were linked to the gut bacterial taxa previously demonstrated to correlate with healthy childhood development. Evidence Rating Level: 1 (Excellent) Study Rundown: Childhood undernourishment remains a global health challenge...
1. Five-day treatment of community-acquired pneumonia in children was comparable to standard, 10-day treatment. Evidence Rating Level: 2 (Good) Community-acquired pneumonia (CAP) is a common presenting illness among children. Due to the high occurrence, it is important to understand the most appropriate treatment for CAP among this age group. This study aimed...
1. Children represented a growing percentage of total COVID-19 cases 2. Hospitalization and death remained low amongst children with COVID-19 Evidence Rating Level: 3 (Average) Study Rundown: While reported data regarding COVID-19 in adults has been robust, less resources are available regarding COVID-19 in children. This study analyzed public US State Health...
1. Increased odds of falls from furniture in children were associated many factors, including not using safety gates, leaving children on raised surfaces, children climbing or playing on furniture and not teaching children rules about what things they should not climb on in the kitchen. 2. Decreased odds of falls...
1. Roughly 1 in 5 UK children presenting with persistent cough were found to be infected with pertussis despite receiving the preschool booster vaccine. 2. Children who received the preschool booster vaccine 7 or more years prior to the study were four times more likely to have pertussis compared...
Image: PD Kwashiorkor 1. A very small to null association was seen between national economic growth and improvement in early childhood nutritional status. 2. No association was seen between national economic growth and reduction of undernutrition for the poorest wealth quintile of households. Evidence Rating Level: 2 (Good) Study Rundown: Economic growth...
Image: PD 1.  In the first 7 days after administration of the first dose, the pentavalent rotavirus vaccine, RotaTeq, was associated with an increased risk of intussusception by 1.5 excess cases per 100,000 doses given. 2. The relative risk of intussusceptions was roughly ten times lower for the pentavalent rotavirus...