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Increasing incidence of all-terrain vehicle trauma admissions in the pediatric and adult populations: an evaluation of injury types and severity - Nolan HR, Ashley DW, Stokes NA, Christie DB.
OBJECTIVES: All Terrain Vehicles (ATVs) are increasing in popularity and becoming larger and faster at a production level. As a Level I Trauma Center, we perceived a disproportionately high volume of ATV-related admissions. Our goal was to study injury pat... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - December 15, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Geographic Patterns of Autism Spectrum Disorder Geographic Patterns of Autism Spectrum Disorder
This study suggests that the risk of autism spectrum disorder varies geographically; but whether this is due to environmental factors or diagnostic discrepancies remains to be determined.American Journal of Epidemiology (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - December 15, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Pediatrics Journal Article Source Type: news

Economic Burden Associated With Two Measles Investigations Economic Burden Associated With Two Measles Investigations
This report of travel-related cases of measles in unvaccinated persons underscores how even a single case can cause substantial economic and personnel burden to public health systems.Morbidity & Mortality Weekly Report (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - December 15, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Pediatrics Journal Article Source Type: news

$48 Million Award vs Chicago Pediatrician in Child Murder $48 Million Award vs Chicago Pediatrician in Child Murder
The jury handed down a huge judgment in the wrongful death case against a doctor charged with medical negligence for not detecting abuse of an 8-year-old girl.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - December 14, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Pediatrics News Source Type: news

400,000 Children Risk Starvation in Volatile Congo as Aid Dries Up 400,000 Children Risk Starvation in Volatile Congo as Aid Dries Up
Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines - December 14, 2017 Category: Surgery Tags: Pediatrics News Source Type: news

Graphic Anti - Smoking Ads Can Backfire on Kids
(Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry - December 14, 2017 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Pediatrics, Psychiatry, Preventive Medicine, News, Source Type: news

Day - Care Centers Have More Allergens Than Homes
Findings show mite, mouse, cat, and dog allergens common in day - care centers (Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge)
Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge - December 14, 2017 Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: Dermatology, Family Medicine, Nursing, ENT, Pathology, Pediatrics, Pulmonology, Allergy, Journal, Source Type: news

FDA proposes ways to speed product approval
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has drafted a set of guidelines...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: FDA releases report on patient-reported outcomes FDA issues new draft guidance for medical software, CDS FDA releases guidance on 3D printing of medical products FDA provides update of Cures Act FDA issues guidance on lowering pediatric x-ray dose (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - December 14, 2017 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

Medimetriks Pharmaceuticals, Inc. Receives FDA Approval for Xepi(TM) (ozenoxacin) Cream, 1%, a Novel Topical Antibiotic for Impetigo
Bactericidal antibiotic cream indicated for the treatment of impetigo due to Staphylococcus aureus or Streptococcus pyogenes in adult and pediatric patients 2 months of age and older Demonstrated activity against most isolates both in vitro and in clini... Biopharmaceuticals, Dermatology, FDA Medimetriks Pharmaceuticals, Xepi, ozenoxacin, Impetigo (Source: HSMN NewsFeed)
Source: HSMN NewsFeed - December 14, 2017 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Screen and Intervene: Congenital Hearing Loss Screen and Intervene: Congenital Hearing Loss
Do universal hearing screening and early intervention improve language outcomes in children with bilateral hearing loss?Medscape Pediatrics (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - December 14, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Pediatrics Viewpoint Source Type: news

Pediatric Injuries Related to Window Blinds, Shades, and Cords - Onders B, Kim EH, Chounthirath T, Hodges NL, Smith GA.
OBJECTIVES: To provide an epidemiologic description of fatal and nonfatal window blind-related injuries among US children younger than 6 years of age. METHODS: Data from the Consumer Product Safety Commission's National Electronic Injury Surveillan... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - December 14, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Infants and Children Source Type: news

Prevention of pediatric pharmaceutical poisonings -
Pediatric poisoning remains a common, preventable childhood injury and incidence is on the rise. Child-resistant packaging has been shown to prevent pharmaceutical poisoning, but must be applied and used appropriately to be effective. Prescription drug use... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - December 14, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Alcohol and Other Drugs Source Type: news

Association of prehospital intubation with decreased survival among pediatric trauma patients in Iraq and Afghanistan - Schauer SG, Naylor JF, Hill GJ, Arana AA, Roper JL, April MD.
INTRODUCTION: Airway compromise is the second leading cause of preventable death on the battlefield among US military casualties. Airway management is an important component of pediatric trauma care. Yet, intubation is a challenging skill with which many p... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - December 14, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Pediatric bicycle helmet legislation and crash-related traumatic brain injury in Illinois, 1999-2009 - Williams C, Weston R, Feinglass J, Crandall M.
BACKGROUND: Bicycling is one of the most popular forms of play and exercise for children in the US. However, over 200,000 children per year are injured in bicycle crashes, and an estimated 22,000 pediatric bicycle-related traumatic brain injuries (TBIs) oc... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - December 14, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Jurisprudence, Laws, Legislation, Policies, Rules Source Type: news

Isaac ’s story: A ‘new normal’ with short bowel syndrome
It was the morning after their baby son Isaac had come home from the hospital, and Jennifer and Brian Campbell were performing the same sweet act of bonding as many new parents: giving him a bath in the sink. But as they maneuvered around the room, they suddenly realized something was very wrong. “I fell to the floor and started screaming and crying as formula shot out of his stomach,” remembers Jennifer. “I thought we’d broken him.” The reality, of course, was that the Campbells were simply adjusting to their new “normal” — something any parent of a medically complex child c...
Source: Thrive, Children's Hospital Boston - December 14, 2017 Category: Pediatrics Authors: Jessica Cerretani Tags: Diseases & Conditions Our Patients’ Stories Center for Advanced Intestinal Rehabilitation cerebral palsy Dr. Christopher Duggan Dr. Mark Puder Dr. Tom Jaksic necrotizing enterocolitis short bowel syndrome (SBS). Source Type: news

Mass Shootings vs Bridge Accidents: Which Get Action? Mass Shootings vs Bridge Accidents: Which Get Action?
What if mass shootings were bridge accidents? Would we as a nation respond differently?Medscape Pediatrics (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - December 14, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Pediatrics Commentary Source Type: news

Teens Acting Badly? Smog Could Be to Blame
Title: Teens Acting Badly? Smog Could Be to BlameCategory: Health NewsCreated: 12/13/2017 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 12/14/2017 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Kids Health General)
Source: MedicineNet Kids Health General - December 14, 2017 Category: Pediatrics Source Type: news

Family Meals Serve Up Better Behaved Kids
Title: Family Meals Serve Up Better Behaved KidsCategory: Health NewsCreated: 12/14/2017 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 12/14/2017 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Kids Health General)
Source: MedicineNet Kids Health General - December 14, 2017 Category: Pediatrics Source Type: news

Food-induced anaphylaxis common among children despite adult supervision
(McGill University Health Centre) At least a third of reactions in children with food-induced anaphylaxis to a known allergen occur under adult supervision, according to a new study led by AllerGen researchers in Quebec, Ontario and Alberta. The findings, published in the November issue of Pediatric Allergy and Immunology, reveal that inadvertent exposures to a known food allergen in children are frequent, and in the majority of supervised reactions, adults other than the child's parents were present. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - December 14, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Children's screen-time guidelines too restrictive, according to new research
(University of Oxford) Digital screen use is a staple of contemporary life for adults and children, whether they are browsing on laptops and smartphones, or watching TV. Pediatricians and scientists have long expressed concerns about the impact of overusing technology on people's wellbeing. However, new Oxford University research suggests that existing guidance managing children's digital media time may not be as beneficial as first thought. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - December 14, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Pediatric poisonings: the risk of over-the-counter pharmaceuticals - Hines EQ.
Every week in the United States, 56% of children younger than age 18 years and 82% of adults take at least one medication. Nonprescription medications, including acetaminophen and ibuprofen, are among the most commonly used pharmaceuticals across all age g... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - December 14, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Alcohol and Other Drugs Source Type: news

Pediatric poisoning by ingestion: developmental overview and synopsis of national trends - Lee VR, Connolly M, Calello DP.
The American Association of Poison Control Centers' National Poison Data Surveillance System provides real-time toxico-surveillance and epidemiologic trends, and pediatric ingestions comprise most of those reports. The sequences in social and physical deve... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - December 14, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Infants and Children Source Type: news

Early Probiotics to Prevent Eczema or Asthma? No Luck So Far Early Probiotics to Prevent Eczema or Asthma? No Luck So Far
A promising strategy doesn't pan out, but is this the final word on probiotics to prevent childhood atopic disease?Medscape Pediatrics (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - December 13, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Pediatrics Viewpoint Source Type: news

Children's Healthcare, city of Brookhaven sign off on new $1 billion pediatric campus
Children's Healthcare of Atlanta is one step closer to breaking ground on its new $1  billion replacement hospital and pediatric campus in Brookhaven. Children's CEO Donna Hyland and Brookhaven Mayor John Ernst on Dec. 13 signed a Community Investment Agreement and zoning that allows the health system to move forward with its project.  "This is a huge step forward," said Hyland. "Getting through the zoning and this process was one of the bigger issues that we had navigate to do this wonderful… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - December 13, 2017 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Ellie Hensley Source Type: news

The Integration of Behavioral Health into Pediatric Primary Care Settings (November 2017)
Project LAUNCH (Linking Actions for Unmet Needs in Children's Health), an initiative of SAMHSA, provides grants to states, tribes, and local communities to support behavioral health integration into primary care settings, among other activities. This issue brief highlights selected promising behavioral health integration strategies that the Project LAUNCH grantees used to improve the delivery and quality of care for children and families. (Source: HSR Information Central)
Source: HSR Information Central - December 13, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Living in an Immigrant Family in America: How Fear and Toxic Stress are Affecting Daily Life, Well-Being, & Health
Study summarizes results from focus groups of 100 parents from 15 countries and interviews with pediatricians to gain insight into how the current environment is affecting the daily lives, well-being, and health of immigrant families, including their children. (Source: HSR Information Central)
Source: HSR Information Central - December 13, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Collateral ligament knee injuries in pediatric and adolescent athletes - Kramer DE, Miller PE, Berrahou IK, Yen YM, Heyworth BE.
BACKGROUND: The majority of research on medial (MCL) and lateral (LCL) collateral ligament injuries has focused on adults and combined collateral/cruciate injuries. The purpose of this study was to determine characteristics associated with isolated collate... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - December 13, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Tracheobronchial foreign bodies in children: the role of emergency rigid bronchoscopy - Baram A, Sherzad H, Saeed S, Kakamad FH, Hamawandi AMH.
Foreign body aspiration (FBA) is a common and lethal accident in the pediatric age group. It requires early recognition and treatment by rigid bronchoscopy to avoid fatal outcomes. OBJECTIVE. The aim of this study was to study the pattern of FBA in... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - December 13, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Infants and Children Source Type: news

Intimate Partner Violence and Pediatric Practice - Dowd MD.
Millions of parents, most of them mothers, are abused by an intimate partner each year in the United States. Intimate partner violence is all too common in homes with children; it's estimated that 15 million children are exposed each year. The short- and l... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - December 13, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Infants and Children Source Type: news

Horse-related injuries in children - unmounted injuries are more severe: a retrospective review - Wolyncewicz GEL, Palmer CS, Jowett HE, Hutson JM, King SK, Teague WJ.
INTRODUCTION: Horse-related injuries account for one quarter of all paediatric sports fatalities. It is not known whether the pattern of injury spectrum and severity differ between children injured whilst mounted, compared with those injured unmounted arou... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - December 13, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Infants and Children Source Type: news

FDA releases report on patient-reported outcomes
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has released its first report on...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: FDA issues new draft guidance for medical software, CDS FDA releases guidance on 3D printing of medical products FDA provides update of Cures Act FDA issues guidance on lowering pediatric x-ray dose FDA releases medical innovation tool (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - December 13, 2017 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

Tech at Bedtime May Mean Heavier Kids
Title: Tech at Bedtime May Mean Heavier KidsCategory: Health NewsCreated: 12/12/2017 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 12/13/2017 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Kids Health General)
Source: MedicineNet Kids Health General - December 13, 2017 Category: Pediatrics Source Type: news

Improving the Lives of Persons With Sickle Cell Disease Improving the Lives of Persons With Sickle Cell Disease
While advances in treating and preventing the complications of sickle-cell disease have extended life expectancy, challenges remain. Two new public health efforts are working to address this.Morbidity & Mortality Weekly Report (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - December 13, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Pediatrics Journal Article Source Type: news

Unique sensory responses to the pediatric HIV medication Kaletra
(Monell Chemical Senses Center) Research from the Monell Center documented wide individual differences to the taste of the life-saving HIV medication Kaletra and identified genetic sources of the taste variation. The findings suggest that the growing field of pharmacogenetics should assess the sensory response to medicines to promote medication compliance and treatment success. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - December 13, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Top Hematologic Cancer News of 2017
In this slide show we highlight some of the top news on hematologic cancers in 2017, including effective therapies for pediatric hematologic malignancies, a variety of FDA approvals, new discoveries in myeloma, and more. (Source: CancerNetwork)
Source: CancerNetwork - December 12, 2017 Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: Cancer Network Editors Tags: Hematologic Malignancies Hematologic Malignancies Year in Review 2017 Source Type: news

Pediatric cancer providers give medical marijuana a cautious thumbs-up
Though it remains illegal under Federal law, a recent Yale survey found 65 percent of clinicians approve of letting children with cancer use marijuana. (Source: Yale Science and Health News)
Source: Yale Science and Health News - December 12, 2017 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

Providers Differ on Use of Medical Marijuana for Kids With Cancer (CME/CE)
(MedPage Today) -- Survey: knowledge, attitudes vary by type of practitioner (Source: MedPage Today Pediatrics)
Source: MedPage Today Pediatrics - December 12, 2017 Category: Pediatrics Source Type: news

France Orders International Recall of Lactalis Baby Formula France Orders International Recall of Lactalis Baby Formula
France has ordered banned the sale and ordered a recall of several baby formula milk and baby food products made by French dairy giant Lactalis after the discovery of Salmonella bacteria, consumer protection agency DGCCRF said in a statement.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - December 12, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Pediatrics News Source Type: news

Makayla ’s story: Living with Leri-Weill Dyschondrosteosis
Our daughter Makayla was born perfectly healthy on April 5th, 2014, passing all of the usual newborn screenings without issue. From day one, her personality shone through. She was strong-willed and had a smile that would light up her eyes before her mouth even showed a hint of joy. But over the next 3 months, Makayla wasn’t eating well and wasn’t gaining enough weight.  Our pediatrician referred us to Dr. Elizabeth Hait, a gastroenterologist at Boston Children’s Hospital. Dr. Hait would change Makayla’s formula multiple times and put her on medication for her acid reflux. Her pediatrician also ...
Source: Thrive, Children's Hospital Boston - December 12, 2017 Category: Pediatrics Authors: Kerri Theriault Tags: Our Patients’ Stories Division of Endocrinology Dr. James Kasser Dr. Travis Matheney hip dysplasia Orthopedic Center Otolaryngology Department Source Type: news

Pediatric Oncologists Willing to Consider Medical Marijuana
Those eligible to certify report less favorable attitudes to medical marijuana overall (Source: The Doctors Lounge - Oncology)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Oncology - December 12, 2017 Category: Cancer & Oncology Tags: Family Medicine, Nursing, Oncology, Pediatrics, Pharmacy, Surgery, Anesthesiology & amp; Pain, Journal, Source Type: news

CertaDose Wins Johnson & Johnson Innovation Award For Advancing Safety in Healthcare
Denver, CO and San Antonio, TX -- One of the most common mistakes made in emergency rooms is giving children the wrong dose of medicine. Emerging medical device start-up CertaDose, Inc. was recognized by Johnson & Johnson Innovation LLC as having a potential solution for this problem and named the winner of its QuickFire Challenge: Advancing the Safe Use of Healthcare Products.  CertaDose was selected out of nearly 100 applicants from across the world, based on its potential to significantly reduce pediatric medication dosing errors and affect change in the practice of emergency medicine with its color-coded ...
Source: JEMS: Journal of Emergency Medical Services News - December 12, 2017 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: CertaDose Tags: Industry News Equipment & Gear Source Type: news

CertaDose Wins Johnson & Johnson Innovation Award For Advancing Safety in Healthcare
Denver, CO and San Antonio, TX -- One of the most common mistakes made in emergency rooms is giving children the wrong dose of medicine. Emerging medical device start-up CertaDose, Inc. was recognized by Johnson & Johnson Innovation LLC as having a potential solution for this problem and named the winner of its QuickFire Challenge: Advancing the Safe Use of Healthcare Products.  CertaDose was selected out of nearly 100 applicants from across the world, based on its potential to significantly reduce pediatric medication dosing errors and affect change in the practice of emergency medicine with its color-coded ...
Source: JEMS Operations - December 12, 2017 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: CertaDose Tags: Industry News Equipment & Gear Source Type: news

OrthoPediatrics launches pediatric wrist fusion plate
OrthoPediatrics said yesterday it launched its pediatric-specific wrist fusion plate system as part of its PediFrag franchise. The wrist fusion plate system includes plates in two implant lengths to accomodate patients with and without proximal row carpectomies and features low-profile stainless steel plates to minimize plate prominence and reduce soft-tissue irritation, the Warsaw, Ind.-based company said. “When pediatric wrist deformities are too severe, ease of personal care, skin hygiene, hand function, and appearance can be adversely affected. For some neuromuscular patients, daily tasks like gett...
Source: Mass Device - December 12, 2017 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Fink Densford Tags: Business/Financial News Orthopedics OrthoPediatrics Corp. Source Type: news

News Quiz: Top Pediatrics Stories of 2017 News Quiz: Top Pediatrics Stories of 2017
Test your memory of the 2017 news stories most read by pediatricians with this short quiz, which covers drug warnings, vaccines, antibiotics, and strategies to reduce pain in hospitalized children.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - December 12, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Pediatrics News Source Type: news

Health Care Workers Mixed on Using Medical Marijuana in Kids
(Source: The Doctors Lounge - Oncology)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Oncology - December 12, 2017 Category: Cancer & Oncology Tags: Family Medicine, Nursing, Oncology, Pediatrics, Pharmacy, Dependence, News, Source Type: news

Medical Marijuana For Children With Cancer Broadly Supported By Doctors
Most pediatric health professional support giving children with cancer access to medical marijuana, but they want more data from clinical trials. (Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News)
Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News - December 12, 2017 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Tara Haelle, Contributor Source Type: news

PCORI Board approves new research funding opportunity focused on treatment of anxiety in children, adolescents and young adults
The Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI) Board of Governors approved a new PCORI Funding Announcement (PFA) that makes up to $40 million available for comparative clinical effectiveness research (CER) on treatment options for pediatric anxiety disorders. (Source: HSR Information Central)
Source: HSR Information Central - December 12, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Rickets
Title: RicketsCategory: Diseases and ConditionsCreated: 1/12/2010 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 12/12/2017 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Kids Health General)
Source: MedicineNet Kids Health General - December 12, 2017 Category: Pediatrics Source Type: news

Health Care Workers Mixed on Using Medical Marijuana in Kids
Title: Health Care Workers Mixed on Using Medical Marijuana in KidsCategory: Health NewsCreated: 12/12/2017 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 12/12/2017 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Kids Health General)
Source: MedicineNet Kids Health General - December 12, 2017 Category: Pediatrics Source Type: news

Pediatric immunologist Jordan S. Orange recognized for healing through research
(The Academy of Medicine, Engineering& Science of Texas) Jordan Scott Orange, M.D., Ph.D.,   of Baylor College of Medicine is the recipient of the 2018 Edith and Peter O'Donnell Award in Medicine from The Academy of Medicine, Engineering and Science of Texas (TAMEST). (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - December 12, 2017 Category: Biology Source Type: news