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URTI risk factor for chronic, recurrent otitis media
Results from a meta-analysis indicate that upper respiratory tract infection increases the odds of chronic or recurrent otitis media over sixfold. (Source: MedWire News - Pediatrics)
Source: MedWire News - Pediatrics - February 3, 2014 Category: Pediatrics Source Type: news

S. pneumoniae predicts acute sinusitis microbial response
Research from the USA shows that confirmed nasopharyngeal colonization with Streptococcus pneumoniae independently predicts a rapid response to antimicrobial therapy in children with acute sinusitis. (Source: MedWire News - Pediatrics)
Source: MedWire News - Pediatrics - January 27, 2014 Category: Pediatrics Source Type: news

Childhood bereavement contributes to future psychosis risk
The death of a close family member during childhood is associated with an increased risk for future psychosis, research shows. (Source: MedWire News - Pediatrics)
Source: MedWire News - Pediatrics - January 22, 2014 Category: Pediatrics Source Type: news

Cord blood vitamin D linked to pediatric RTI risk
South Korean researchers say that encouraging pregnant women to spend more time outdoors or to increase their vitamin D supplementation may reduce the number of respiratory tract infections in their infants. (Source: MedWire News - Pediatrics)
Source: MedWire News - Pediatrics - January 13, 2014 Category: Pediatrics Source Type: news

Perinatal probiotic supplements do not prevent childhood asthma
There is insufficient evidence to support the use of probiotic supplements during pregnancy or infancy to prevent the development of asthma in infants, Canadian researchers report. (Source: MedWire News - Pediatrics)
Source: MedWire News - Pediatrics - January 2, 2014 Category: Pediatrics Source Type: news

Asthma link to mood disorders strengthened
Results from a prospective study support a relationship between asthma in adolescence and future diagnosis of mood disorders. (Source: MedWire News - Pediatrics)
Source: MedWire News - Pediatrics - December 24, 2013 Category: Pediatrics Source Type: news

Duration of common pediatric respiratory infections estimated
An international research team has systematically reviewed the literature to formulate up-to-date estimates of the duration of common childhood respiratory tract infections. (Source: MedWire News - Pediatrics)
Source: MedWire News - Pediatrics - December 23, 2013 Category: Pediatrics Source Type: news

Childhood asthma secondhand smoke education vital
A US study has found that smokers caring for children with asthma often underestimate levels of secondhand smoke exposure. (Source: MedWire News - Pediatrics)
Source: MedWire News - Pediatrics - December 19, 2013 Category: Pediatrics Source Type: news

Interactive booklet boosts parents’ RTI confidence
An interactive booklet given to parents in primary care can help them to be more knowledgeable and feel more confident about when and when not to consult a doctor for their child’s respiratory tract infections. (Source: MedWire News - Pediatrics)
Source: MedWire News - Pediatrics - December 16, 2013 Category: Pediatrics Source Type: news

Fat mass not linked to lung function in children with asthma
A study suggests that the relationship between body mass and lung function in children with asthma is more nuanced than previously thought. (Source: MedWire News - Pediatrics)
Source: MedWire News - Pediatrics - December 16, 2013 Category: Pediatrics Source Type: news

Early antibiotic use linked to asthma, not atopy
Research from the UK has found a “robust and dose-dependent” association between antibiotic use in the first 2 years of life and subsequent asthma at the age of 7 and a half years. (Source: MedWire News - Pediatrics)
Source: MedWire News - Pediatrics - December 11, 2013 Category: Pediatrics Source Type: news

Early lung infection exacerbates asthma risk in preterm birth children
A Swedish study of children admitted to hospital within the first year of life for lung infection has found that the increased risk this poses for later development of asthma is exacerbated by low gestational age. (Source: MedWire News - Pediatrics)
Source: MedWire News - Pediatrics - December 9, 2013 Category: Pediatrics Source Type: news

Autumn-born children prone to asthma
Month of birth closely correlates with the prevalence of bronchial asthma, a major study of Taiwanese children has found. (Source: MedWire News - Pediatrics)
Source: MedWire News - Pediatrics - December 6, 2013 Category: Pediatrics Source Type: news

Teenage girls with asthma need smoking cessation support
Researchers say that adolescent girls with asthma who smoke may need significant support to help them quit the habit. (Source: MedWire News - Pediatrics)
Source: MedWire News - Pediatrics - November 30, 2013 Category: Pediatrics Source Type: news

Childhood asthma, eczema linked to adolescent psychotic experiences
UK research indicates that children with asthma and eczema are significantly more likely to have psychotic experiences during adolescence, boosting a previously reported relationship between schizophrenia and atopic disorders. (Source: MedWire News - Pediatrics)
Source: MedWire News - Pediatrics - November 29, 2013 Category: Pediatrics Source Type: news

Environment plays primary role in psychosis transition
Research suggests that exposure to environmental risk factors may be necessary for individuals at genetically high risk for psychosis to transition from good health to the psychiatric disorder. (Source: MedWire News - Pediatrics)
Source: MedWire News - Pediatrics - November 22, 2013 Category: Pediatrics Source Type: news

Childhood social functioning predicts schizophrenia risk
Poor social functioning in childhood predicts an increased risk for schizophrenia later in life, suggest researchers. (Source: MedWire News - Pediatrics)
Source: MedWire News - Pediatrics - November 20, 2013 Category: Pediatrics Source Type: news

Teenage bereavement linked to asthma hospitalization risk
Research shows that children who experience bereavement during late adolescence are at increased risk for asthma hospitalizations. (Source: MedWire News - Pediatrics)
Source: MedWire News - Pediatrics - November 19, 2013 Category: Pediatrics Source Type: news

Air pollution link to early childhood pneumonia
European research shows that exposure to elevated levels of air pollutants is associated with an increased risk for pneumonia before the age of 3 years, and particularly in the first year of life. (Source: MedWire News - Pediatrics)
Source: MedWire News - Pediatrics - November 18, 2013 Category: Pediatrics Source Type: news

Young adults with asthma ‘need cold weather care’
Researchers say that young adults with asthma should receive extra care and guidance during the winter months, to stop the effects of cold weather exposure from limiting their activities. (Source: MedWire News - Pediatrics)
Source: MedWire News - Pediatrics - November 16, 2013 Category: Pediatrics Source Type: news

Moderately preterm births add to asthma burden
Research from Finland shows that children born late preterm or early term are at significantly increased risk for asthma compared with those born at term, and these births account for the majority of excess asthma burden due to prematurity. (Source: MedWire News - Pediatrics)
Source: MedWire News - Pediatrics - November 13, 2013 Category: Pediatrics Source Type: news

Index predicts asthma in high-risk preschool children
Researchers have shown that the modified Asthma Predictive Index has high predictive value for future asthma development, when applied in the first 3 years of life. (Source: MedWire News - Pediatrics)
Source: MedWire News - Pediatrics - November 12, 2013 Category: Pediatrics Source Type: news

Reflux surgery challenged for smallest children
US physicians have raised concerns over the diagnosis and treatment of gastroesophageal reflux disease in small children, especially among infants for whom regurgitation is normal and likely to resolve with conservative treatment (Source: MedWire News - Pediatrics)
Source: MedWire News - Pediatrics - November 12, 2013 Category: Pediatrics Source Type: news

Neonatal jaundice linked to pediatric asthma risk
Researchers have found that neonatal hyperbilirubinemia is associated with an increased risk for childhood asthma. (Source: MedWire News - Pediatrics)
Source: MedWire News - Pediatrics - November 7, 2013 Category: Pediatrics Source Type: news

Weight loss reduces pediatric exercise-induced bronchoconstriction
A study has found that weight loss in overweight and obese children with exercise-induced bronchoconstriction leads to a significant reduction in symptom severity and improved quality of life. (Source: MedWire News - Pediatrics)
Source: MedWire News - Pediatrics - November 1, 2013 Category: Pediatrics Source Type: news

Pediatric asthma hospitalizations alert to poor disease management
Researchers from Italy say that the majority of hospitalizations for pediatric asthma reflect inadequate disease management rather than disease severity. (Source: MedWire News - Pediatrics)
Source: MedWire News - Pediatrics - October 31, 2013 Category: Pediatrics Source Type: news

BCG asthma effects are lost in adolescence
Any beneficial effects of the neonatal Bacillus Calmette–Guérin vaccine on childhood asthma symptoms and outcomes are likely to be transient, disappearing by adolescence, show follow-up findings from the Manchester Community Asthma Study. (Source: MedWire News - Pediatrics)
Source: MedWire News - Pediatrics - October 24, 2013 Category: Pediatrics Source Type: news

Age at onset presents opportunity to improve asthma management
Researchers have shown that age at diagnosis of asthma may influence future outcomes and level of symptom control. (Source: MedWire News - Pediatrics)
Source: MedWire News - Pediatrics - October 23, 2013 Category: Pediatrics Source Type: news

‘Limit diagnostic investigations’ in children with recurrent CAP
Research shows that pediatric recurrent community-acquired pneumonia in different lung areas is most commonly associated with mild conditions like rhinosinusitis and asthma, and not severe underlying disease. (Source: MedWire News - Pediatrics)
Source: MedWire News - Pediatrics - October 21, 2013 Category: Pediatrics Source Type: news

No link to air toxics in pediatric asthma prevalence
A nationwide US study has found that early exposure to ambient air toxics does not associate with the prevalence of asthma in young children. (Source: MedWire News - Pediatrics)
Source: MedWire News - Pediatrics - October 14, 2013 Category: Pediatrics Source Type: news

Adolescent psychotic experiences lack uniformity
Psychotic experiences in adolescence appear to be quite distinct and vary widely from individual to individual, study findings indicate. (Source: MedWire News - Pediatrics)
Source: MedWire News - Pediatrics - October 2, 2013 Category: Pediatrics Source Type: news

Early intermodality dysfunction predicts schizophrenia risk
Researchers have found abnormalities in the way infants of parents with schizophrenia perceive the way they move and how this relates to vision, touch, hearing, and orientation. (Source: MedWire News - Pediatrics)
Source: MedWire News - Pediatrics - September 25, 2013 Category: Pediatrics Source Type: news

Adolescents with psychosis face long treatment delays
Adolescents have a duration of untreated psychosis that is approximately twice that seen in adults, UK study findings show. (Source: MedWire News - Pediatrics)
Source: MedWire News - Pediatrics - September 20, 2013 Category: Pediatrics Source Type: news

Specialty asthma care no benefit to adherence in underserved children
Results of a study of underserved children with asthma in the USA suggest that they may be losing out on the benefits of specialty care. (Source: MedWire News - Pediatrics)
Source: MedWire News - Pediatrics - September 20, 2013 Category: Pediatrics Source Type: news

High-risk youths need help regardless of psychosis conversion
Young people at clinical high risk for psychosis often have poor outcomes even if they do not actually develop psychosis, a study shows. (Source: MedWire News - Pediatrics)
Source: MedWire News - Pediatrics - September 11, 2013 Category: Pediatrics Source Type: news

Survey finds undertreatment of knee pain in adolescents
Adolescents with knee pain are less likely to seek medical care if their symptoms develop slowly than if they result from acute trauma, a study by Danish researchers has shown. (Source: MedWire News - Pediatrics)
Source: MedWire News - Pediatrics - September 9, 2013 Category: Pediatrics Source Type: news

Improved pediatric bipolar screen unveiled
Researchers have developed a screening instrument for detecting bipolar disorder in children and adolescents from the general population. (Source: MedWire News - Pediatrics)
Source: MedWire News - Pediatrics - August 30, 2013 Category: Pediatrics Source Type: news

IVF, cesarean section asthma link strengthened
Researchers from Greece have shown that pediatric asthma is associated with both conception by in vitro fertilization and birth by cesarean section. (Source: MedWire News - Pediatrics)
Source: MedWire News - Pediatrics - August 29, 2013 Category: Pediatrics Source Type: news

Bipolar onset age forecasts depressive problems
Patients’ age at onset of bipolar disorder has a strong influence on their risk for developing severe depression later in their disease course, research suggests. (Source: MedWire News - Pediatrics)
Source: MedWire News - Pediatrics - August 22, 2013 Category: Pediatrics Source Type: news

Low indoor temperatures linked to pediatric asthma outcomes
Research from New Zealand shows that children with asthma experience small but significant variations in lung function in response to changes in indoor air temperature. (Source: MedWire News - Pediatrics)
Source: MedWire News - Pediatrics - August 21, 2013 Category: Pediatrics Source Type: news

Medication caution for children at bipolar risk
Children at high risk for developing bipolar disorder are likely to react badly to antidepressant treatment, a study shows. (Source: MedWire News - Pediatrics)
Source: MedWire News - Pediatrics - August 20, 2013 Category: Pediatrics Source Type: news

Simple rule for pediatric ankle injury avoids unnecessary radiography
A clinical decision rule can safely replace diagnostic radiography in the majority of children presenting to hospital with acute ankle injuries, say Canadian researchers. (Source: MedWire News - Pediatrics)
Source: MedWire News - Pediatrics - August 20, 2013 Category: Pediatrics Source Type: news

Call for improved antenatal asthma management
The results of a study in South Australia show that maternal asthma significantly and independently increases the risk for perinatal complications, such as premature birth, gestational diabetes, and small for gestational age birthweight. (Source: MedWire News - Pediatrics)
Source: MedWire News - Pediatrics - August 8, 2013 Category: Pediatrics Source Type: news

No hope for HPAS screening in pediatric asthma
The authors of a South African study say that the search for a screening test for hypothalamic–pituitary–adrenal axis suppression in corticosteroid-treated children with asthma should be abandoned after they failed to identify any parameter that is universally useful for this purpose. (Source: MedWire News - Pediatrics)
Source: MedWire News - Pediatrics - August 7, 2013 Category: Pediatrics Source Type: news

Suicidality in pediatric bipolar disorder ‘needs urgent attention’
Suicidality in children with bipolar disorder is common but underinvestigated, suggest meta-analysis findings. (Source: MedWire News - Pediatrics)
Source: MedWire News - Pediatrics - July 12, 2013 Category: Pediatrics Source Type: news

Cesarean–asthma link shunned
Researchers have found that a previously reported association between birth by cesarean section and risk for asthma may be largely due to confounding by familial factors. (Source: MedWire News - Pediatrics)
Source: MedWire News - Pediatrics - July 11, 2013 Category: Pediatrics Source Type: news

Autistic comorbidities take toll in pediatric bipolar disorder
Autistic spectrum disorders may be present in nearly a third of children with bipolar I disorder, further impairing their social functioning, say researchers. (Source: MedWire News - Pediatrics)
Source: MedWire News - Pediatrics - July 9, 2013 Category: Pediatrics Source Type: news

Pediatric mania rarely persists
Most children with symptoms of mania improve rapidly and are unlikely to be diagnosed with a bipolar spectrum disorder, research shows. (Source: MedWire News - Pediatrics)
Source: MedWire News - Pediatrics - July 4, 2013 Category: Pediatrics Source Type: news

House dampness linked to pediatric wheeze worldwide
Results from an international study confirm that damp housing conditions are significantly associated with past and current wheeze in children. (Source: MedWire News - Pediatrics)
Source: MedWire News - Pediatrics - July 1, 2013 Category: Pediatrics Source Type: news

Controlling children’s blood pressure pays vascular dividends
Children with hypertension have increased cardiovascular risk later in life, unless their blood pressure is brought under control by the time they reach adulthood, shows a long-term study. (Source: MedWire News - Pediatrics)
Source: MedWire News - Pediatrics - June 24, 2013 Category: Pediatrics Source Type: news