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Ketamine vs Ketamine and Propofol for Procedural Sedation Ketamine vs Ketamine and Propofol for Procedural Sedation
Might the co-administration of ketamine and propofol for pediatric procedural sedation offer additional benefits over ketamine alone?The Journal of Emergency Medicine (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - October 17, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Emergency Medicine Journal Article Source Type: news

Antidepressant Use in Youth Tied to Increased Diabetes Risk (FREE)
By Amy Orciari Herman Edited by Jaye Elizabeth Hefner, MD Use of antidepressants is associated with increased risk for type 2 diabetes in young people, suggests a retrospective study in JAMA Pediatrics.Using a Medicaid database, … (Source: Physician's First Watch current issue)
Source: Physician's First Watch current issue - October 17, 2017 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

HealthWatch: More Children Having Trouble Seeing; Factors That Affect Lifespan
BOSTON (CBS) — A growing number of young children are having trouble seeing. A recent study finds that more than 174,000 preschoolers have vision problems that may go unnoticed, like blurriness, strabismus, and lazy eye. Eye specialists say kids need to be screened early and often to avoid problems down the road. A child’s vision is still developing and the brain relies heavily on clear and equal signals from both eyes to develop healthy vision.  If they don’t, they may develop permanent vision loss. Kids should have their eyes examined from birth by a health professional trained to screen for vision...
Source: WBZ-TV - Breaking News, Weather and Sports for Boston, Worcester and New Hampshire - October 16, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Health – CBS Boston Tags: Health Healthwatch Local News Dr. Mallika Marshall Source Type: news

Construction starts on hospital's $2M pediatric ER renovation
Work is expected to be completed in April. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care News Headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care News Headlines - October 16, 2017 Category: Health Management Authors: Josh Heck Source Type: news

High-Dose Vitamin D and URIs in Kids High-Dose Vitamin D and URIs in Kids
A study compared high-dose and standard-dose vitamin D in the prevention of viral URIs in children.Medscape Pediatrics (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - October 16, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Pediatrics Viewpoint Source Type: news

Many College Students Believe Stimulants Can Boost Grades
More frequent use of alcohol, marijuana also tied to increased likelihood of prescription stimulant use (Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry - October 16, 2017 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Family Medicine, Internal Medicine, Neurology, Nursing, Pediatrics, Pharmacy, Psychiatry, Journal, Source Type: news

Gestational Diabetes Ups Long-Term CVD Risk (CME/CE)
(MedPage Today) -- But not among women with healthy lifestyles (Source: MedPage Today Pediatrics)
Source: MedPage Today Pediatrics - October 16, 2017 Category: Pediatrics Source Type: news

Exposure to air pollution before birth may shorten lives
Pollution affects us even in the womb: Women who are exposed to air pollution during pregnancy have babies with shorter telomeres (a genetic biomarker), a study published Monday in JAMA Pediatrics found. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - October 16, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Enjoying life, finally free of seizures
Kristen Grip stood in the middle of the basketball court, motionless. Around her, the action continued as usual — the smack of the ball on the polished wood floor, the rush of her teammates as they darted back and forth, the satisfying swish and shout of victory as someone made a basket. Yet the high school freshman stared vacantly into space, her only movement a small tap of her fingers together. Later, after the coach had blown a whistle and halted the game, Kristen learned that it had happened again: she’d had another seizure. Embarrassed and frustrated, she bid her friends farewell and headed to the school ...
Source: Thrive, Children's Hospital Boston - October 16, 2017 Category: Pediatrics Authors: Jessica Cerretani Tags: Diseases & Conditions Our Patients’ Stories Dr. Annapurna Poduri epilepsy epilepsy center seizures Source Type: news

New numbers reveal more than 100 KIDS per day being seen in U.S. hospitals with opioid addiction
(Natural News) A new report from the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) has cast a grim new light on America’s opioid crisis. The organization found that hospitals in the United States attend more than 100 children and teenagers a day who are already hooked on opioids, reported DailyMail.co.uk. The researchers based this estimate on their retrospective... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - October 16, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Foreign bodies in pediatrics: a case to say "Hello Kitty" - Rodrigues M, Abreu L.
[Abstract unavailable] Language: en... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - October 16, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Infants and Children Source Type: news

Introduction to special section: pediatric psychology and child unintentional injury prevention: current state and future directions for the field - Morrongiello BA, Schwebel DC.
[Abstract unavailable] Language: en... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - October 16, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Educational initiative to standardize concussion management in pediatric primary care - Taylor AM, Nigrovic LE, Saillant ML, Trudell EK, Modest JR, Kuhn M, Vernacchio L.
Pediatric primary care providers report limited training and tools to manage concussion. We developed a learning community intervention for a large independent pediatric practice association affiliated with a university hospital to standardize concussion m... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - October 16, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Infants and Children Source Type: news

Youths' Perceptions of Provider Roles in Addressing Bullying Youths' Perceptions of Provider Roles in Addressing Bullying
Health care providers can play a critical role in screening for and addressing childhood bullying, but adolescent patients may feel otherwise.Journal of Pediatric Health Care (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - October 16, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Pediatrics Journal Article Source Type: news

Biology of childhood brain tumor subtypes offers clues to precision treatments
(Children's Hospital of Philadelphia) Researchers investigating pediatric low-grade gliomas (PLGG), the most common type of brain tumor in children, have discovered key biological differences in how mutated genes combine with other genes to drive this childhood cancer. By shedding light on subtle distinctions in tumor biology, these findings offer clues to designing more effective anticancer treatments to precisely target tumors in individual patients. (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - October 16, 2017 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

What Are the Health Needs of Incarcerated Youth?
Discussion In the US during 2011, ~60,000 youth were incarcerated at some time in a correctional facility. Boys are detained more than girls (86% vs 14% respectively in the US, 95% male in the United Kingdom in 2014) but girls have more health issues. There are racial and ethnic differences with 38-40% of detainees being black, 23% being Hispanic/Latino and 32% being white, and 5% other. For detained youth, 5% are for violent crimes, 22% for non-violent property crimes and the majority of the rest are for non-violent offices such as substance use. The average length of detainment is 3-4 months and unfortunately the rates o...
Source: PediatricEducation.org - October 16, 2017 Category: Pediatrics Authors: pediatriceducationmin Tags: Uncategorized Source Type: news

Ibuprofen may be preferential first-line option for pediatric patients after minor orthopaedic surgery
Data from a study published in the October issue of Canadian Medical Association Journal suggest that ibuprofen may be preferred to morphine for pain relief in pediatric patients who have undergone minor outpatient orthopaedic surgery.  (Source: Orthogate - Latest News)
Source: Orthogate - Latest News - October 15, 2017 Category: Orthopaedics Tags: Featured Editors Choice News Source Type: news

Safety of active rehabilitation for persistent symptoms after pediatric sport-related concussion: a randomized controlled trial - Chan C, Iverson GL, Purtzki J, Wong K, Kwan V, Gagnon I, Silverberg ND.
OBJECTIVE: To examine the safety and tolerability of an active rehabilitation program for adolescents who are slow to recover from a sport-related concussion. A secondary objective was to estimate the treatment effect for this intervention. DESIGN:... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - October 14, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Asenapine, iloperidone and lurasidone exposures in young children reported to U.S. poison centers - Stassinos G, Klein-Schwartz W.
The objective of this study was to compare toxicity associated with asenapine, iloper... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - October 14, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Infants and Children Source Type: news

Parental perceptions, risks, and incidence of pediatric unintentional injuries - Hogan CM, Weaver NL, Cioni C, Fry J, Hamilton A, Thompson S.
INTRODUCTION: More than 9,000 children die annually from various causes of unintentional injury. Of all the pediatric unintentional injuries occurring in the United States, 8.7 million are treated in emergency departments, and 225,000 require hospitalizati... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - October 14, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Infants and Children Source Type: news

Pediatric poisonings in a rural Ugandan emergency department - Boyle KL, Periyanayagam U, Babu KM, Rice BT, Bisanzo M.
This study aims to describe pediatric poisonings presenting to a rural Ugandan emergency department (ED), identifying demographic factors and causative agents. METHODS: This retrospective study was conducted in the ED of a rural hospital... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - October 14, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Infants and Children Source Type: news

Unintentional marijuana exposure presenting as altered mental status in the pediatric emergency department: a case series - Thomas AA, Mazor S.
BACKGROUND: Unintentional tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) exposure in pediatric patients can present as altered mental status. Altered mental status in a pediatric patient often leads to invasive diagnostic testing. CASE REPORT: The following cases describe 3 p... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - October 14, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Infants and Children Source Type: news

CHF Solutions pulls trigger on 1-for-20 reverse stock split
CHF Solutions (NSDQ: CHFS) said yesterday it enacted a 1-for-20 reverse split of its common stock, putting 1 share in the hands of each shareholder for every 20 they previously owned. The move was approved at a special meeting of stockholders on Tuesday, the Eden Prairie, Minn.-based company said, with trading beginning on a split adjusted basis today. With the split, the total number of authorized shares of CHF Solutions, formerly known as Sunshine Heart, will remain at 100 million, though the number of outstanding shares was reduced from approximately 12.5 million to approximately 626,000, according to a press ...
Source: Mass Device - October 13, 2017 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Fink Densford Tags: Business/Financial News CHF Solutions Inc. Source Type: news

Men Often Happier With Their ‘ Bromance ’ Than Their Romance
In small study, most felt more comfortable sharing emotions, resolving problems with a male buddy (Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry - October 13, 2017 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Pediatrics, Psychiatry, Reproductive Medicine, News, Source Type: news

Ride - Sharing Services Could Cut Alcohol - Related Crashes
However, full effect on motor vehicle crash rate may be subject to local context (Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry - October 13, 2017 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Family Medicine, Internal Medicine, Emergency Medicine, Nursing, Pediatrics, Psychiatry, Journal, Source Type: news

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Katie Faragher, CPNPFrom the desk of  Katie Faragher, CPNPHalloween is approaching and children are excitedly talking about their costumes and trick-or-treating plans.  Below are some tips from the American Academy of Pediatrics that will help keep your child safe this Halloween.All Dressed Up:Plan costumes that are bright and reflective. Make sure shoes fit well and that costumes are short enough to prevent tripping, entanglement or contact with flame.Consider adding reflective tape to costumes and trick-or-treat bags for greater visibility.Masks can limit or block eyesight.  Consider non-toxic makeup ...
Source: Pediatric Health Associates - October 13, 2017 Category: Pediatrics Tags: Food Allergies Healthy Habits Safety Source Type: news

Medical News Today: Childhood respiratory infections linked with celiac disease
New research concludes that respiratory infections in at-risk children may significantly increase the likelihood of developing celiac disease. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - October 13, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Pediatrics / Children's Health Source Type: news

Happier Mealtimes, Healthier Eating for Kids
Title: Happier Mealtimes, Healthier Eating for KidsCategory: Health NewsCreated: 10/12/2017 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 10/13/2017 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Kids Health General)
Source: MedicineNet Kids Health General - October 13, 2017 Category: Pediatrics Source Type: news

Texting Smarts for Adults and Kids
Title: Texting Smarts for Adults and KidsCategory: Health NewsCreated: 10/13/2017 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 10/13/2017 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Kids Health General)
Source: MedicineNet Kids Health General - October 13, 2017 Category: Pediatrics Source Type: news

JIA Patients Should Stay on Biologics 2 Years After Remission (CME/CE)
(MedPage Today) -- Those with inactive disease relapsed 6 months after stopping treatment (Source: MedPage Today Pediatrics)
Source: MedPage Today Pediatrics - October 12, 2017 Category: Pediatrics Source Type: news

OrthoPediatrics prices $52m IPO
OrthoPediatrics today priced its initial public offering at $13 per share, meaning the 4-million-share flotation pulled in $52 million for its line of surgical systems for children. The offering includes a 30-day underwriters over-allotment of 600,000 extra shares, which if fully exercised would push the IPO’s total raise to $59.8 million. Warsaw, Ind.-based OrthoPediatrics produces 21 surgical systems designed to support orthopedic trauma cases and said it has plans to expand its offerings into additional categories, including foot & ankle, hand & wrist, clavicle, pelvis and sports-related injuries...
Source: Mass Device - October 12, 2017 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Brad Perriello Tags: Funding Roundup Initial Public Offering (IPO) Orthopedics Pediatrics Wall Street Beat OrthoPediatrics Corp. Source Type: news

Oral Morphine Plus Ibuprofen Inadequate for Pain in Kids in ED Oral Morphine Plus Ibuprofen Inadequate for Pain in Kids in ED
A randomized trial showed oral morphine plus oral ibuprofen is not adequate for relieving musculoskeletal pain in pediatric patients in the emergency department; other options suggested.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - October 12, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Pediatrics News Source Type: news

Combination Therapy Best Option for Severe Pediatric Anxiety Combination Therapy Best Option for Severe Pediatric Anxiety
A combination of medication and behavioral therapy nearly triples remission rates in children and adolescents with severe anxiety and should be offered as a matter of course, say US researchers.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - October 12, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Psychiatry News Source Type: news

St. Louis Character: Dr. Pirooz Eghtesady gives parents another option in the OR
When Dr. Pirooz Eghtesady joined St. Louis Children ’s Hospital in 2011 as chief of pediatric cardiothoracic surgery and co-director of the hospital’s heart center, it was both the reputation of Washington University’s medical school and the chance to bring an entrepreneurial approach to the practice of medicine that attracted him. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - October 12, 2017 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Angela Mueller Source Type: news

Teens Risk Cardiac, Vascular Damage at BPs Below Hypertension Teens Risk Cardiac, Vascular Damage at BPs Below Hypertension
Increased left ventricular mass and arterial stiffness were seen in adolescents with blood pressure levels lower than the established cut-off for pediatric hypertension.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - October 12, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Cardiology News Source Type: news

While New Moms Cook and Clean, New Dads Play
Title: While New Moms Cook and Clean, New Dads PlayCategory: Health NewsCreated: 10/12/2017 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 10/12/2017 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Kids Health General)
Source: MedicineNet Kids Health General - October 12, 2017 Category: Pediatrics Source Type: news

Girl suffered a pediatric stroke in New Hampshire
Michelle Ostaudelafont, 20, from New Hampshire suffered a stroke when she was 17 years old. Before her stroke, she was healthy and active. She had to go through therapy to regain mobility on her left side. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - October 11, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

20-year-old girl suffered a pediatric stroke
Michelle Ostaudelafont, 20, from New Hampshire suffered a stroke when she was 17 years old. Before her stroke, she was healthy and active. She had to go through therapy to regain mobility on her left side. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - October 11, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Laryngeal Mask Airway Effective for Newborn Resuscitation in Uganda Laryngeal Mask Airway Effective for Newborn Resuscitation in Uganda
A laryngeal mask airway is more effective than face mask ventilation for neonatal resuscitation in a low-resource setting, according to results from a small, prospective randomized trial in Uganda.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Critical Care Headlines)
Source: Medscape Critical Care Headlines - October 11, 2017 Category: Intensive Care Tags: Pediatrics News Source Type: news

Progress in Fatty Liver and Pediatric Liver Disease Progress in Fatty Liver and Pediatric Liver Disease
New findings on nonalcoholic steatohepatitis, pediatric liver diseases, hepatitis B, and the microbiome will be among the topics tackled at the upcoming Liver Meeting.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - October 11, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Gastroenterology News Source Type: news

Why No LAIV Again This Year? Why No LAIV Again This Year?
In children, the live attenuated influenza vaccine had a paltry effectiveness rate compared with other flu vaccines.Medscape Pediatrics (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - October 11, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Pediatrics Viewpoint Source Type: news

Circadian Gene Linked to Severe Epilepsy in Children
Loss of the CLOCK protein, which researchers find is decreased in pediatric epilepsy patients, makes mice more prone to seizures during sleep. (Source: The Scientist)
Source: The Scientist - October 11, 2017 Category: Science Tags: Daily News Source Type: news

LivaNova wins FDA nod for SenTiva VNS epilepsy treatment
LivaNova (NSDQ:LIVN) said this week it won FDA approval for its vagus nerve stimulation therapy system consisting of its SenTiva implantable generator and a next-gen VNS therapy programming system for treating patients with drug-resistant epilepsy. The London-based company touted the SenTiva generator as the smallest and lightest responsive therapy for epilepsy on the market. The system features a wireless wand and tablet-based interface to allow for physician-directed therapy for patients with drug-resistant epilepsy. “We created SenTiva and the accompanying VNS therapy programming system based on feedback rece...
Source: Mass Device - October 11, 2017 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Fink Densford Tags: Food & Drug Administration (FDA) Neuromodulation/Neurostimulation LivaNova Source Type: news

4 trends in epilepsy research and care
Despite the fact that epilepsy is the third most common brain disorder — affecting an estimated one percent of children — there’s still much we don’t know about this condition. In fact, in about 75 percent of cases, epilepsy has no known cause. Research is crucial to help physicians learn more about the roots of epilepsy in children and develop potential treatments for it. “One third of our patients have treatment-refractory epilepsy. Unless we try to discover what causes an individual’s epilepsy, we can not take a personalized or precision approach to treatment. Parents should know that...
Source: Thrive, Children's Hospital Boston - October 11, 2017 Category: Pediatrics Authors: Jessica Cerretani Tags: Diseases & Conditions Dr. Annapurna Poduri epilepsy epilepsy center seizures Source Type: news

How Old Is Too Old to'See the Pediatrician'?
(MedPage Today) -- Aging out of a pediatric practice (Source: MedPage Today Public Health)
Source: MedPage Today Public Health - October 11, 2017 Category: American Health Source Type: news

Probiotics in Acute Infectious Diarrhea Probiotics in Acute Infectious Diarrhea
Could oral probiotics play a therapeutic role in the treatment of children with acute infectious diarrhea?Archives of Disease in Childhood (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - October 11, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Pediatrics Journal Article Source Type: news

Tx for Allergic Conjunctivitis Falls Short: Ophthalmology Times
(MedPage Today) -- Also, new treatment for pediatric anterior uveitis (Source: MedPage Today Ophthalmology)
Source: MedPage Today Ophthalmology - October 11, 2017 Category: Opthalmology Source Type: news

iMedicalApps: This Week's Top Apps
(MedPage Today) -- Pediatric resuscitation, diabetes, and radiology apps make the cut (Source: MedPage Today Cardiovascular)
Source: MedPage Today Cardiovascular - October 10, 2017 Category: Cardiology Source Type: news

Pediatricians need to know how to treat heroin addiction
The number of teenagers dying from drug overdoses is rising, according to the CDC. But few pediatricians know how to treat opioid use disorder, creating a lack of care for addicted children. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - October 10, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Youngest children in school year 'more likely' to get ADHD diagnosis
Conclusion Previous studies have provided mixed findings on whether age in the school year is linked with ADHD. This new study benefits from its use of a large quantity of data. It found some interesting trends, and suggests younger children in any given school year are more likely to be diagnosed with ADHD. This finding seems plausible. You can imagine that younger children may find it harder to keep up in a class with those almost a year older than themselves and may therefore get distracted more easily. However, it is unclear how well these trends apply to the UK population for several reasons: In Finland the school yea...
Source: NHS News Feed - October 10, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Pregnancy/child Source Type: news