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Genetic Diagnosis May Aid Management of Pediatric Epilepsy

December 29, 2021. 2:58 PM CST.

Establishing a genetic diagnosis for patients with unexplained infantile or childhood-onset epilepsy can help individualize treatment

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ASA: Standing Oral Acetaminophen Before Tonsillectomy Cuts IV Usage

October 12, 2021

Additional benefits include reducing variability and significant cost savings


AAP: Magnets, Electronics Foreign Body Ingestion Up During COVID-19

October 12, 2021

No increase found in foreign body ingestions overall, but proportion of magnets and electronics FBI increased significantly


AAP: More Burn Injuries Reported for Children During Pandemic

October 08, 2021

Average number of burn-injured patients admitted per month increased; peak in difference between 2019 and 2020 seen in July


AAP: Nonaccidental Trauma Up for Over 5s During Stay-at-Home Orders

October 08, 2021

2020 saw increase in cumulative burden of NAT cases as reported to institutional trauma registries


AAP: Social Distancing Measures in Ohio Cut RSV, Influenza Rates

October 08, 2021

Incidence, positivity of RSV 0 percent until March 14, 2021, when first case detected, concurrent with relaxation of social distancing


AAP: Baby Wearing-Related Injuries Most Common in Infants 5 Months or Younger

October 08, 2021

19.3 percent of these infants require hospitalization; 83.7 percent injure their heads


Chronic Spontaneous Urticaria Differs in Children, Adults

October 04, 2021

Incidence of angioedema, thyroid autoimmunity associated with chronic spontaneous urticaria lower for children than adults


Pharmacies Often Not Notified of Discontinued Rx

September 29, 2021

Interventions, including phoning pharmacies and enabling CancelRX in electronic medical records, may reduce risk for medication safety events


COVID-19 Does Not Seem to Impact Lung Function in Young People

September 22, 2021

No statistically significant deterioration in lung function seen following COVID-19, regardless of severity


Overweight Children With Asthma Less Likely to Respond to Treatment

September 21, 2021

Higher body mass index tied to poor response to inhaled corticosteroids


AAOS: Sports-Related Concussions Up in High School Girls

September 02, 2021

Soccer, basketball, cheerleading, softball, and volleyball were the activities most frequently associated with concussions


Return to Play Seems Safe for Most Athletes With Long QT Syndrome

July 28, 2021

No genetic heart disease-sports-associated mortality seen in 2,056 combined years of follow-up


AAN: Head Impact Rates Higher for Soccer Training Activities

July 23, 2021

Team interaction activities, game play linked to highest rotational kinematics, but lowest impact rates


ADA: Peds Hospitalization Rates for New-Onset T2DM Up During Pandemic

June 30, 2021

Hospitalization rate for new onset diabetes up from 0.27 percent in 2019 to 0.62 percent in 2020; mean admission HbA1c, glucose also higher


FETO Beneficial for Severe Left Congenital Diaphragmatic Hernia

June 09, 2021

Studies examine benefits of fetoscopic endoluminal tracheal occlusion for severe, moderate left diaphragmatic hernia