Tag: kids

Parents Complain That Pediatricians, Wary of COVID, Shift Sick Kids to Urgent Care

Editor’s note: Find the latest COVID-19 news and guidance in Medscape’s Coronavirus Resource Center. A mom of eight boys, Kim Gudgeon was at her wits’...

Children With Exercise-Induced Respiratory Symptoms May Get Conflicting Diagnoses

(Reuters Health) – Children referred to outpatient clinics for exercise-induced respiratory symptoms often get a diagnosis that differs from the one they received from their...

More Children Swallowed Powerful Magnets After Federal Ban Blocked

(Reuters Health) – After a federal rule banning powerful rare-earth magnets was blocked by a judge, increasing numbers of children have been turning up in...

These Frontline Workers Could Have Retired

Editor’s note: Find the latest COVID-19 news and guidance in Medscape’s Coronavirus Resource Center. Sonia Brown’s husband died on June 10. Two weeks later, the...

Telehealth Finds Acceptance Among Patients With Cf, Clinicians

Telehealth is widely accepted among individuals with cystic fibrosis (CF) and the physicians who treat them, according to three new studies. The surveys examined attitudes...

Studies Gauge Toll of Pausing Fertility Treatment During Pandemic

Editor’s note: Find the latest COVID-19 news and guidance in Medscape’s Coronavirus Resource Center. More than 60% of patients at a center for reproductive medicine...

NAFLD Prevalence Rising Among Children but Many Undiagnosed

(Reuters Health) – The incidence of nonalcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) is rising among children, but not all youth with obesity are getting recommended screening,...

First Dietary Guidelines for Americans From Birth to 24 Months

The U.S. Department of Agriculture and the Department of Health & Human Services aim to release new dietary guidelines by the end of 2020. For the...

Nebulized Surfactant Shows Promise in Large Cohort

Nebulized delivery of surfactant reduced the need for intubation and liquid surfactant administration by half among newborns with signs of respiratory distress syndrome, according to...

Infectious Disease Is an Increasing Threat From Climate Change

“I would argue that the most important reason to care about climate change is because of our children,” Saul Hymes, MD, said at the annual...

Study IDs Microbial Signature of Celiac Disease in Children

Eleven operational taxonomic units (OTUs) of fecal bacteria were less abundant in children with celiac disease than in healthy children, according to the findings of...

5 Things to Know About Meningococcal Disease

Neisseria meningitidis (meningococcus) is a leading cause of bacterial meningitis and septicemia, with about 1.2 million cases of infection and 135,000 deaths globally each year....

Triple Combination Benefits CF Patients With Advanced Disease

New CFTR [cystic fibrosis transmembrane conductance regulator] modulator therapies can offer life-altering benefits to some patients with cystic fibrosis, even those with advanced disease. Triple...

One State Forced to Change Its Masking Strategy

In Montana’s conservative Flathead County, prosecutors and local leaders were turning a blind eye to businesses that flouted state mask and social distancing mandates, even...

Poor and Minority Children With Food Allergies in Danger

    As Emily Brown stood in a food pantry looking at her options, she felt alone. Up to that point, she had never struggled...

Five Pediatric Heart Health Practices That May Be Unnecessary

Five common therapies and practices related to children’s heart health may be unnecessary, and physicians and parents should be careful about using them, the American...

Chinese Americans Suffer Discrimination Related to COVID-19

Editor’s note: Find the latest COVID-19 news and guidance in Medscape’s Coronavirus Resource Center. Half of Chinese American parents and their children report having experienced...

JIA Arthritis and Uveitis Flares ‘Often Run Parallel’

Children with juvenile idiopathic arthritis–associated uveitis (JIA-U) are significantly more likely to experience a flare in their eye disease if their arthritis is also worsening,...

Black Resident Dies After Childbirth, Highlights Tragic Trend

Chaniece Wallace, MD, and Anthony Wallace Chaniece Wallace, MD, a chief pediatric resident at the Indiana University School of Medicine in Indianapolis, died on October...

Halting Antiseizure Medication Poses No Harm in Infants

Maintaining antiseizure medication in infants who have had acute symptomatic neonatal seizures has been standard practice, but a prospective, observational, comparative effectiveness study calls that...

Self-blame Reduces Qol for Parents of Food-Allergic Children

Parents who have children with food allergies and who blame themselves, vent emotions, seek distractions, and avoid planning for situations in which the food allergy...

Vosoritide Ups Height in Achondroplasia in Year-Long Phase 3 Study

A year of daily subcutaneous vosoritide was associated with a 0.6-inch (1.5-cm) greater increase in height than placebo in children with achondroplasia, the most common...

Address Adolescent Substance Use With Consistent Procedures

In addition to screening adolescent patients at least once a year for substance use, it’s important that pediatricians build relationships with other behavioral health providers...

The Ally in the Waiting Room

Editor’s note: Find the latest COVID-19 news and guidance in Medscape’s Coronavirus Resource Center. We think of a patient’s recovery happening in multiple locations –...

Fewer Seizures, Increased Thrombocytopenia Risk

Two recently completed analyses of highly purified cannabidiol (CBD) used to reduce seizures in Lennox Gastaut syndrome (LGS) have shown the formulation as an add-on...