What Treatment Shortens Hospital Stay in NAS? What Treatment Shortens Hospital Stay in NAS?
Dr William Basco comments on a study showing that one of the two common neonatal abstinence syndrome treatments leads to a shorter hospital stay.Medscape Pediatrics (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - February 22, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Pediatrics Viewpoint Source Type: news

Few Teens Meet Sleep, Screen, Exercise Guidelines
When it comes to the right amount of screen time, exercise, and sleep, research published this month in JAMA Pediatrics finds only 5% of teens are meeting guidelines, and girls are less likely to do so than boys. (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - February 22, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Global Case-Fatality Rates in Pediatric Severe Sepsis and Septic Shock: A Systematic Review and Meta-analysis
The authors performed a systematic review and meta-analysis of studies of children with severe sepsis and septic shock to elucidate the patterns of CFRs in developing and developed countries over time. They also described factors associated with CFRs. Despite the declining trend of pediatric severe sepsis and septic shock CFRs, the disparity between developing and developed countries persists. Further characterizations of vulnerable populations and collaborations between developed and developing countries are warranted to reduce the burden of pediatric sepsis globally. (Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH))
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - February 22, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Prediction Rule Identifies Febrile Infants at Low Risk for Serious Bacterial Infection Prediction Rule Identifies Febrile Infants at Low Risk for Serious Bacterial Infection
Researchers have developed and validated a clinical prediction rule that can help identify febrile infants age 60 days and younger who are at low risk for serious bacterial infection (SBI). The rule is based on urinalysis, absolute neutrophil count (ANC) and procalcitonin levels.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Pathology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Pathology Headlines - February 22, 2019 Category: Pathology Tags: Pediatrics News Source Type: news

FDA Advances Regulation to Ensure Sunscreen Safety, Efficacy
Proposed rule will help consumers better understand what the sunscreens they are buying can actually do (Source: The Doctors Lounge - Oncology)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Oncology - February 22, 2019 Category: Cancer & Oncology Tags: Dermatology, Endocrinology, Family Medicine, Gynecology, Internal Medicine, Nursing, Oncology, Pediatrics, Institutional, Source Type: news

Urgent care centers, pediatric mental health coming to Dayton area
As health care trends move toward more outpatient services and fewer hospital stays, Dayton-area health organizations are responding to the change. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - February 21, 2019 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Cecilia Salomone Source Type: news

Urgent care centers, pediatric mental health coming to Dayton area
As health care trends move toward more outpatient services and fewer hospital stays, Dayton-area health organizations are responding to the change. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care News Headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care News Headlines - February 21, 2019 Category: Health Management Authors: Cecilia Salomone Source Type: news

Similar Endotypes Identified for Pediatric ARDS and Sepsis
(MedPage Today) -- Shared biology between children with sepsis, respiratory failure could predict mortality risk, study shows (Source: MedPage Today Infectious Disease)
Source: MedPage Today Infectious Disease - February 21, 2019 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

CorMatrix launches FDA IDE Cor Tricuspid ECM cardiac valve trial
CorMatrix Cardiovascular said today that it launched a trial of its Cor Tricuspid ECM cardiac valve intended for treating adults with endocarditis and pediatric patients with congenital heart valve disease, adding that the first patient in the trial has already been treated. The first procedure in the trial took place at the Francicscan Health Heart Center by a team led by Dr. Marc Gerdisch, Atlanta-based CorMatrix said. The patient, who was suffering from endocarditis, has returned home and is recovering well, the company added. “This first FDA study enrollment is a substantial step toward patients avoiding syn...
Source: Mass Device - February 21, 2019 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Fink Densford Tags: Cardiac Implants Cardiovascular Clinical Trials Featured Replacement Heart Valves CorMatrix Cardiovascular Inc. Source Type: news

FDA Head Says the Federal Government May Have to Set Vaccine Policies If State Laws Continue to Allow Outbreaks
Food and Drug Administration (FDA) Commissioner Dr. Scott Gottlieb said the federal government might someday regulate vaccine policies if “lax” state vaccine laws “force [its] hand” by allowing the resurgence of vaccine-preventable diseases like measles to continue. Vaccine laws are currently decided at the state level. While all 50 states require certain vaccines for students, all but three — California, Mississippi and West Virginia — allow non-medical exemptions for people who have either religious or philosophical beliefs contrary to vaccination. But with preventable diseases like me...
Source: TIME: Health - February 21, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Jamie Ducharme Tags: Uncategorized healthytime Infectious Disease onetime Source Type: news

Dr. Tang discusses ADHD
Julian Tang, MDAttention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) is one of the most commonly diagnosed mental health challenges in the United States. Approximately 8% of children between the ages of 6 to 17 yrs. old have been diagnosed with ADHD with boys being twice as likely as girls to have ADHD.Does my kid have ADHD?This is one of the most common questions we get from parents and caregivers and the answer is not that straightforward. Children already have a wide presentation of temperaments, levels of physical activity, and focus levels. The brain also continuously develops and matures over time which affects a child &rs...
Source: Pediatric Health Associates - February 21, 2019 Category: Pediatrics Source Type: news

An enemy hides in the ceiling; pediatric traumatic brain injury caused by metallic ceiling fan: case series and literature review - Hoz SS, Dolachee AA, Abdali HA, Kasuya H.
We report a series of 29 pediatric patients who sustained head injuries due to metallic ceiling fans. They all were admitted to the Emergency Department of Neurosurgery Teaching Hospital in Baghdad, Iraq, during January 2015 to January 2017. ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - February 21, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Infants and Children Source Type: news

FDA Head Says Feds May Intervene to Cut Vaccine Exemptions for Kids
Title: FDA Head Says Feds May Intervene to Cut Vaccine Exemptions for KidsCategory: Health NewsCreated: 2/20/2019 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 2/21/2019 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Kids Health General)
Source: MedicineNet Kids Health General - February 21, 2019 Category: Pediatrics Source Type: news

Researchers discover a genetic defect linked to pediatric liver disease
(University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus) Researchers from the University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus, in collaboration with several other institutions, have discovered a genetic defect linked to biliary atresia (BA), the most common pediatric cause of end-stage liver disease, and the leading indication for liver transplantation in children. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - February 21, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Antibiotics Rx Common, but Variable, in Pediatric ICU
(MedPage Today) -- Children given antibiotics were on mechanical ventilation for fewer days (Source: MedPage Today Infectious Disease)
Source: MedPage Today Infectious Disease - February 20, 2019 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Antioxidants for Pediatric NAFLD Antioxidants for Pediatric NAFLD
Can a simple phenol of extra virgin olive oil given with vitamin E improve NAFLD in children?Medscape Pediatrics (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - February 20, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Pediatrics Article Source Type: news

Smartphone App Promising for Postop Care After Pediatric Tonsillectomy Smartphone App Promising for Postop Care After Pediatric Tonsillectomy
Families and caregivers found a smartphone app helpful for communicating with a physician after their child's tonsillectomy, in a pilot study.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines - February 20, 2019 Category: Surgery Tags: Pediatrics News Source Type: news

Head Off the Blues When Your Teen Heads to College
(Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry - February 20, 2019 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Pediatrics, Psychiatry, News, Source Type: news

Local clinic operator claims victory in ACA litigation with Health Net
The operator of a local chain of pediatric clinics is claiming victory in a lawsuit alleging that Health Net denied payments that it owed under the Affordable Care Act for treatment of low-income patients. Dr. Ravinder Khaira, a pediatrician and owner of Sacramento Family Medical Clinics Inc., launched a series of lawsuits in 2016 against Health Net, Anthem Blue Cross of California and California Health and Wellness, for allegedly mishandling Medi-Cal payments to his clinics in Sacramento, Carmichae l,… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - February 20, 2019 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Felicia Alvarez Source Type: news

Local clinic operator claims victory in ACA litigation with Health Net
The operator of a local chain of pediatric clinics is claiming victory in a lawsuit alleging that Health Net denied payments that it owed under the Affordable Care Act for treatment of low-income patients. Dr. Ravinder Khaira, a pediatrician and owner of Sacramento Family Medical Clinics Inc., launched a series of lawsuits in 2016 against Health Net, Anthem Blue Cross of California and California Health and Wellness, for allegedly mishandling Medi-Cal payments to his clinics in Sacramento, Carmichae l,… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - February 20, 2019 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Felicia Alvarez Source Type: news

1997 to 2014 Saw Large Hike in Screen Time for Ages 0 to 2
WEDNESDAY, Feb. 20, 2019 -- Between 1997 and 2014, screen time more than doubled for children aged 0 to 2 years, with television time accounting for most screen time, according to a research letter published online Feb. 18 in JAMA Pediatrics. Weiwei... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - February 20, 2019 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Cold Agglutinin Disease
Title: Cold Agglutinin DiseaseCategory: Diseases and ConditionsCreated: 2/20/2019 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 2/20/2019 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Kids Health General)
Source: MedicineNet Kids Health General - February 20, 2019 Category: Pediatrics Source Type: news

Health Tip: 10 Ways to Encourage Kids to Eat Healthier
Title: Health Tip: 10 Ways to Encourage Kids to Eat HealthierCategory: Health NewsCreated: 2/20/2019 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 2/20/2019 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Kids Health General)
Source: MedicineNet Kids Health General - February 20, 2019 Category: Pediatrics Source Type: news

Screen Time for the Very Young Has Doubled in 20 Years: Study
Title: Screen Time for the Very Young Has Doubled in 20 Years: StudyCategory: Health NewsCreated: 2/19/2019 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 2/20/2019 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Kids Health General)
Source: MedicineNet Kids Health General - February 20, 2019 Category: Pediatrics Source Type: news

Head Off the Blues When Your Teen Heads to College
Title: Head Off the Blues When Your Teen Heads to CollegeCategory: Health NewsCreated: 2/20/2019 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 2/20/2019 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Kids Health General)
Source: MedicineNet Kids Health General - February 20, 2019 Category: Pediatrics Source Type: news

Yale New Haven becomes first in Connecticut to perform pediatric heart transplants
(Yale University) Yale New Haven Children's Hospital today announced that it has become the first hospital in Connecticut and Rhode Island to receive certification from the United Network of Organ Sharing (UNOS) to perform pediatric heart transplants. UNOS serves as the nation's Organ Procurement and Transplantation Network under federal contract. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - February 20, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Babies are made to drink breast milk only: Expert explains how anything but breast milk could be TOXIC to an infant – even giving them water could be FATAL
(Natural News) According to the American Academy of Pediatrics, infants should ingest only breast milk for the first six months of their lives and continue to do so, coupled with supplemental soft foods and drinks, throughout their first year. Though the academy did not explicitly say that infants should not have water, KidNurse.com‘s pediatric nurse Danielle... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - February 20, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Innovator finalist: Dr. Walter Sobczyk | University of Louisville
Sobczyk was involved in one of the first pediatric cardiology groups in the country to use new computer technology to transmit cardiac ultrasounds remotely from small community hospitals throughout the state of Kentucky. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - February 20, 2019 Category: Biotechnology Source Type: news

Innovator finalist: Dr. Walter Sobczyk | University of Louisville
Sobczyk was involved in one of the first pediatric cardiology groups in the country to use new computer technology to transmit cardiac ultrasounds remotely from small community hospitals throughout the state of Kentucky. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines - February 20, 2019 Category: American Health Source Type: news

In a Mobile Device World, Toddlers Still Watching Too Much TV
(MedPage Today) -- Share of television screen time up among young children in past decade (Source: MedPage Today Pediatrics)
Source: MedPage Today Pediatrics - February 19, 2019 Category: Pediatrics Source Type: news

Yale New Haven becomes first in CT to perform pediatric heart transplants
Families from Connecticut and Rhode Island will now have close access to pediatric care for congenital heart defects, cardiomyopathy, and other conditions. (Source: Yale Science and Health News)
Source: Yale Science and Health News - February 19, 2019 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

New therapeutic target found for aggressive pediatric cancers with few treatment options
Researchers at the University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center recently discovered a new therapeutic target for malignant rhabdoid tumors (MRT). MRT is a rare pediatric cancer that commonly starts in the kidneys. Dr. Pavlos Msaouel, who was a 2017 Conquer Cancer Foundation Young Investigator Award recipient supported by the Kidney Cancer Association, was involved in this breakthrough finding.02/19/2019 (Source: Kidney Cancer Association)
Source: Kidney Cancer Association - February 19, 2019 Category: Urology & Nephrology Source Type: news

Sales of Philadelphia-born gene therapy product hit $27M during first year
In its first year, Luxturna — the first Food and Drug Administrative-approved gene therapy treatment for an inherited disease — generated $27 million in sales for Philadelphia-based Spark Therapeutics. Spark said it has shipped 75 vials of Luxturna, a one-time gene therapy used to treat adult and pediatric patients with v ision loss caused by inherited retinal dystrophy from a genetic mutation. The inherited retinal disorder, which leads to blindness if untreated, afflicts an estimated 1,000… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines - February 19, 2019 Category: American Health Authors: John George Source Type: news

Codeine: An Opioid Threat to Kids
Title: Codeine: An Opioid Threat to KidsCategory: Health NewsCreated: 2/19/2019 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 2/19/2019 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Kids Health General)
Source: MedicineNet Kids Health General - February 19, 2019 Category: Pediatrics Source Type: news

Keep Your Kids Safe From Burns
Title: Keep Your Kids Safe From BurnsCategory: Health NewsCreated: 2/17/2019 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 2/19/2019 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Kids Health General)
Source: MedicineNet Kids Health General - February 19, 2019 Category: Pediatrics Source Type: news

Kid-Friendly Food Swaps Everyone Will Love
Title: Kid-Friendly Food Swaps Everyone Will LoveCategory: Health NewsCreated: 2/18/2019 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 2/19/2019 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Kids Health General)
Source: MedicineNet Kids Health General - February 19, 2019 Category: Pediatrics Source Type: news

Don't Open Medical Pot Dispensaries Near Schools: Poll
Title: Don't Open Medical Pot Dispensaries Near Schools: PollCategory: Health NewsCreated: 2/19/2019 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 2/19/2019 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Kids Health General)
Source: MedicineNet Kids Health General - February 19, 2019 Category: Pediatrics Source Type: news

FDA grants Priority Review to Roche ’s personalised medicine entrectinib
Roche today announced that the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has accepted the company ’s New Drug Applications (NDAs) and granted Priority Review for entrectinib for the treatment of adult and paediatric patients with neurotrophic tropomyosin receptor kinase (NTRK) fusion-positive, locally advanced or metastatic solid tumours who have either progressed following prior therapies or as an initial therapy when there are no acceptable standard therapies, and for the treatment of people with metastatic, ROS1-positive non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC). (Source: Roche Investor Update)
Source: Roche Investor Update - February 19, 2019 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

FDA grants Priority Review to Roche ’s personalised medicine entrectinib
Roche today announced that the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has accepted the company ’s New Drug Applications (NDAs) and granted Priority Review for entrectinib for the treatment of adult and paediatric patients with neurotrophic tropomyosin receptor kinase (NTRK) fusion-positive, locally advanced or metastatic solid tumours who have either progressed following prior therapies or as an initial therapy when there are no acceptable standard therapies, and for the treatment of people with metastatic, ROS1-positive non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC). (Source: Roche Media News)
Source: Roche Media News - February 19, 2019 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Screen Time For Kids Under 2 More Than Doubles Since 1997, Study Finds
(CNN) — Screen time has more than doubled for children under 2 years old since 1997, a study published Monday in the journal JAMA Pediatrics found, with time spent in front of a TV as the main driver despite a changing screen landscape. Researchers used parent diary data previously collected by the Child Development Supplement Panel Study of Income Dynamics at the University of Michigan, for which the first available year was 1997 and the latest was 2014. For children under the age of 2, daily screen time went from 1.32 hours in 1997 to 3.05 hours in 2014, with television accounting for over 2½ hours of screen...
Source: WBZ-TV - Breaking News, Weather and Sports for Boston, Worcester and New Hampshire - February 18, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Health – CBS Boston Tags: Health News Screen Time Source Type: news

Screen time for kids under 2 more than doubles, study finds
Screen time has more than doubled for children under 2 years old since 1997, a study published Monday in the journal JAMA Pediatrics found, with time spent in front of a TV as the main driver despite a changing screen landscape. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - February 18, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Review of the management of pediatric post-concussion syndrome-a multi-disciplinary, individualized approach - Kapadia M, Scheid A, Fine E, Zoffness R.
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: Post-concussion syndrome (PCS), when the patient's concussion symptoms last longer than 4-6  weeks, affects 10-30% of concussion patients. PCS presents a significant source of morbidity to patients and a management challenge to providers... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - February 18, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

MRI should be 1st choice for pediatric appendicitis
Look no further than MRI to confirm suspected cases of acute appendicitis in...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: ACR adds topics to Appropriateness Criteria guidelines MRI matches CT for appendicitis -- and without radiation US, CT, MRI offer options for diagnosing appendicitis Can MRI challenge CT in diagnosing appendicitis? Why are pediatric MRI scans on the rise in the ED? (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - February 18, 2019 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

Cannabidiol Use in Refractory Epilepsy Cannabidiol Use in Refractory Epilepsy
The recent FDA approval of cannabidiol provides another treatment option for refractory epilepsy. Find out what there is to know.Pediatric Pharmacotherapy (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - February 18, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Neurology & Neurosurgery Journal Article Source Type: news

How Common is Bipolar Disorder?
Discussion Bipolar disorder (BD) is a chronic, recurrent, affective disorder with fluctuations in energy and mood. “Bipolar disorder, previously known as manic depressive illness, is a severe chronic mood disorder characterized by episodes [note not just one instance] of mania, hypomania, and alternating or intertwining episodes of depression.” Affective disorders are classified based on their severity and extent, from unipolar to BDII to BDI. “Individuals with unipolar disorder present with depressive episodes only, and those with bipolar II or I disorder show increasingly pronounced episodes of mood ele...
Source: PediatricEducation.org - February 18, 2019 Category: Pediatrics Authors: pediatriceducationmin Tags: Uncategorized Source Type: news

Royal colleges back calls for online duty of care
Nurses, psychiatrists and paediatricians say social media companies must do more to protect children Related items fromOnMedica We are ‘sitting on a young people’s health time bomb’ Doctors urge ban on children buying caffeinated energy drinks NHS investment in child health will reap rewards Child mental health service unfit and in crisis Alarming rise in numbers of teenage girls who self-harm (Source: OnMedica Latest News)
Source: OnMedica Latest News - February 18, 2019 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Trends in road transport collision deaths in the Irish paediatric population: a retrospective review of mortality data, 1991-2015 - McGarvey C, Hamilton K, Donnelly J, Nicholson AJ.
OBJECTIVE: To establish the incidence of road transport collision (RTC) fatalities in the Irish paediatric population, examining trends in fatality rates over a period of 25 years, during which several national road safety interventions were implemented. S... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - February 16, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Engineering, Physics, Structural Soundness and Failure Source Type: news

Pediatric firearm incidents: it's time to decrease on-scene mortality - Friedman J, Hoof M, Smith A, Tatum D, Ibraheem K, Guidry C, Schroll R, Duchesne J, McGrew P.
This study utilized th... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - February 16, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Infants and Children Source Type: news

Impact of dangerous microclimate conditions within an enclosed vehicle on pediatric thermoregulation - Grundstein A, Duzinski S, Null J.
Pediatric vehicular hyperthermia (PVH) persists as the leading cause of non-crash, vehicle-related deaths among US children with an average of 37 children dying after being left unattended in motor vehicles each year. Our study aims to demonstrate the micr... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - February 16, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Infants and Children Source Type: news

Comparison of minor head trauma management in the emergency departments of a United States and Italian Children's hospital - Stopa BM, Amoroso S, Ronfani L, Neri E, Barbi E, Lee LK.
BACKGROUND: Pediatric head trauma management varies between emergency departments globally. Here we aim to compare the pediatric minor head trauma management between a US and Italian hospital. METHODS: We conducted a retrospective chart review of c... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - February 16, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Infants and Children Source Type: news