Tag: pediatrics

The ‘New Normal’ Is Not Temporary

What your doctor is reading on Medscape.com: MAY 15, 2020 — It is a widely embraced concept in oncology, both by those...

Children Hold Devices Too Close, Harming Eyesight

Children hold electronic devices much closer to their faces than adults, putting them at risk for myopia as a result of chronic hyperopic defocus, findings...

Cases of Children With Rare Inflammatory Syndrome Spike in Italy and France

(Reuters) — Doctors in France and northern Italy, one of the areas hardest hit by the new coronavirus, have reported spikes in cases of a rare...

Hundreds of Child Weddings Thwarted in Ethiopia as Coronavirus Locks Girls Out of Schools

ADDIS ABABA (Thomson Reuters Foundation) — More than 500 girls have been rescued from child marriage in northern Ethiopia since schools were shut due to the...

‘Momentous’ Data for First-Line Combo in Liver Cancer

New clinical data are set to change the treatment landscape for advanced liver cancer. This space has been dominated for a more than a decade...

COVID-19 Fears Tied to Dangerous Drop in Child Vaccinations

What your doctor is reading on Medscape.com: MAY 12, 2020 — The social distancing and sheltering in place mandated because of the COVID-19...

Two in Five Pediatricians Don’t Use Standing Orders for Vaccinations

(Reuters Health) – Many pediatricians don’t use standing orders for vaccinations because they believe physicians should be involved in discussing vaccines with patients and they’re...

Cancer Drug Costs vs Benefits, AML Cardioprotection

Here are the most important stories that Medscape Oncology’s editors picked for you to read today. Cancer Drugs: Costs vs Benefits The high cost of...

How to Recognize and Manage Kawasaki-like Syndrome

The involvement of the immune system is therefore very strongly suspected, probably mediated by a bacterial or viral agent, and as such the involvement...

COVID-19 in a Third-Trimester Pregnancy

What your doctor is reading on Medscape.com: MAY 09, 2020 — Initial Presentation A 26-year-old pregnant woman (gravida 3 para 1011) at...

Severe COVID-19 Most Often Affects Children With Comorbidities

Editor’s note: Find the latest COVID-19 news and guidance in Medscape’s Coronavirus Resource Center. Pediatric patients with significant comorbidities appear to be at increased risk...

With Life in the Balance, a Pediatric Palliative Program Expands

Editor’s note: Find the latest COVID-19 news and guidance in Medscape’s Coronavirus Resource Center. In late March of 2020, when it became clear that hospitals...

To Stay Afloat in the Pandemic, Doctors’ Offices Turn to GoFundMe

Editor’s note: Find the latest COVID-19 news and guidance in Medscape’s  Coronavirus Resource Center. A few weeks ago, I received an unsettling email. The staff...

How 7 Clinicians Prep for a Day on the Front Lines

Editor’s note: Find the latest COVID-19 news and guidance in Medscape’s  Coronavirus Resource Center. On even the best of days, clinicians have to make difficult...

Novel Inflammatory Syndrome in Children Possibly Linked to COVID-19

Editor’s note: Find the latest COVID-19 news and guidance in Medscape’s Coronavirus Resource Center. A novel clinical presentation in children involving symptoms seen with atypical...

Children With Kawasaki-Like Disease Positive for COVID-19

Editor’s note: Find the latest COVID-19 news and guidance in Medscape’s Coronavirus Resource Center. Since April 15, France has seen — like Italy, the UK,...

Good Serosurveys Are Needed. Not All Are Good

What your doctor is reading on Medscape.com: MAY 05, 2020 — Medscape has asked top experts to weigh in on the most pressing...

Babies Shouldn’t Wear Masks, Experts Warn

What your doctor is reading on Medscape.com: MAY 01, 2020 — Here’s what’s happening on social media so far this week that’s related...

Chest Imaging Guidelines Released for Pediatric COVID-19

What your doctor is reading on Medscape.com: APRIL 28, 2020 — Differences are emerging between chest imaging findings in adults and children with COVID-19...

COVID-19 May Cause Severe Heart Condition in Kids

By Serena Gordon HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, April 29, 2020 (HealthDay News) — Children don’t typically fall seriously ill from the new coronavirus, but doctors are...

Cancer Care Upended by COVID-19, Preventable Deaths

Here are the most important stories that Medscape Oncology’s editors picked for you to read today: Cancer Care Upended During COVID-19 The whole pathway of...

Your COVID-19 Status, Tumor Boards Warped

Editor’s note: Find the latest COVID-19 news and guidance in Medscape’s  Coronavirus Resource Center. Here are the most important stories that Medscape Oncology’s editors picked...

Preeclampsia Tied to Mental Health Risk in Children

Hypertensive disorders in women during pregnancy, especially preeclampsia, are linked to a significantly increased risk for mental health disorders in children, independently of the mental...

COVID-19 Decimates Outpatient Visits

There has been a massive decline in outpatient office visits as patients have stayed home — likely deferring needed care — because of COVID-19, new...

Six Million Childhood Cancer Deaths Could Be Prevented

Unless global investments are made to improve care worldwide, 11.1 million children will die from cancer over the next 30 years; 9.3 million of them...