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Significant Challenges for Developmental-Behavioral Peds

February 16, 2018. 7:00 PM CST. Care issues include long waits, high case complexity, poor reimbursement, and provider burnout Read article


Opioids Plus Acetaminophen, Ketorolac Cost-Effective Post-Sx

February 15, 2018 In children having scoliosis surgery, combo is linked to reduced opioid intake compared with opioids alone

Nusinersen Beneficial in Later-Onset Spinal Muscular Atrophy

February 14, 2018 Significant improvement in motor function compared with sham procedure among children with SMA

Genetics Should Inform Care in Noncompaction Cardiomyopathy

February 14, 2018 Genetic status linked to risk of major adverse cardiac events in NCCM patients

Mean Depth of Ultrasonographic Penetration Greater in Autism

February 14, 2018 Greater depth in first trimester versus developmental delay group, typical development group

Four Best Practices Outlined to Prevent Health Care Cyberattacks

February 13, 2018 Health care execs should ID potential inefficiencies in cybersecurity, ensure systems backed up

Patterns of Violations in Drinking Water Quality ID’d for 1982-2015

February 13, 2018 Increasing time trends and violation hot spots in several states, particularly in Southwest region

Risk Tool Predicts Pressure Injuries in Hospitalized Children

February 13, 2018 Braden QD Scale reliably predicts pressure injuries related to immobility, medical devices

EHRs Not Sufficient to Ensure Success in Value-Based Care

February 12, 2018 EHRs do not necessarily capture information needed; interoperability is poor, analytics are incomplete

Premature Dementia Risk May Be Up in Survivors of Heart Defects

February 12, 2018 Increased risk of dementia compared with general population, especially for early-onset dementia

Cause of Sudden Unexpected Infant Deaths Shifts in the U.S.

February 12, 2018 Decrease in SIDS, but spike in suffocation, strangulation; minimal decrease in overall rate

Low Postnatal Levels of Arachidonic Acid Linked to ROP

February 12, 2018 Evaluating arachidonic acid and gestational age identifies ROP with a sensitivity >90 percent

Top Consumer Concerns Reported About Physicians

February 09, 2018 Concerns relate to time with physicians; technology detracting from patient care; rising costs

Diabetes Signs May Be Present 20 Years Before Diagnosis

February 09, 2018 Subtle elevations in fasting glucose and triglycerides associated with developing type 2 diabetes

Greater Fear of Harm From E-Cigarettes Cuts Teens’ Use

February 09, 2018 Perceived harm from secondhand e-cigarette vapor showed similar patterns

CDC: Parent-Reported Head Injuries in 7.0 Percent of Children

February 09, 2018 Based on parental report, 8.3 percent of boys, 5.6 percent of girls have had head injury in their lifetime