South Africa: Covid-19 - SA Doctors Were Ready for Multi-System Inflammatory Syndrome in Children
[spotlight] In early August, well into the peak of South Africa's COVID-19 pandemic, paediatric intensivist and critical care specialist, Dr Asma Salloo, overheard an interesting conversation in the corridors of the Chris Hani Baragwanath Academic Hospital in Johannesburg. Two colleagues were discussing the case of a child who seemed to need their appendix removed, but wasn't showing the expected inflammation on scans. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - September 18, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Skull fractures in abusive head trauma: a single centre experience and review of the literature - Sidpra J, Jeelani NUO, Ong J, Birch W, Mankad K.
PURPOSE: The authors provide a comprehensive framework with which to approach paediatric calvarial injury sustained as a result of suspected abusive head trauma (AHT). This is achieved through the presentation of a case series set in the context of the uni... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - September 18, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Infants and Children Source Type: news

A seat at the table: centering the voices of gun violence survivors - Jones KA.
The following is the winning submission from the Fourth Annual Section on Pediatric Trainees Essay Competition. This year's competition was informed by the 2019-2020 Section on Pediatric Trainees Advocacy Campaign: Protect Kids - Trainees for Firearm Safet... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - September 18, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Infectious Diseases in the Pediatric Intensive Care Unit
(Source: Springer Medicine titles)
Source: Springer Medicine titles - September 18, 2020 Category: Databases & Libraries Tags: Intensive / Critical Care Medicine Source Type: news

Convalescent Plasma May Be an Option for Life-Threatening Pediatric COVID-19 Convalescent Plasma May Be an Option for Life-Threatening Pediatric COVID-19
A small case series suggests convalescent plasma may be safe and'possibly'effective in children with life-threatening SARS-CoV-2- associated acute respiratory distress syndrome.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Critical Care Headlines)
Source: Medscape Critical Care Headlines - September 17, 2020 Category: Intensive Care Tags: Pediatrics News Source Type: news

Children and COVID-19: New Cases May Be Leveling Off Children and COVID-19: New Cases May Be Leveling Off
Growth in new pediatric COVID-19 cases has evened out in recent weeks, but children now represent 10% of all COVID-19 cases in the United States.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Pediatrics Headlines)
Source: Medscape Pediatrics Headlines - September 17, 2020 Category: Pediatrics Tags: Infectious Diseases News Source Type: news

Cancer Incidence Up for Adolescents and Young Adults
2007 to 2016 saw increase in overall cancer incidence in all age groups, mainly driven by thyroid cancer (Source: The Doctors Lounge - Oncology)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Oncology - September 17, 2020 Category: Cancer & Oncology Tags: Dermatology, Endocrinology, Family Medicine, Gastroenterology, Gynecology, Internal Medicine, Nephrology, Nursing, Oncology, Pediatrics, Journal, Source Type: news

Psychotropic medication after intensive care unit-treated pediatric traumatic brain injury - Mikkonen ED, Skrifvars MB, Reinikainen M, Bendel S, Laitio R, Hoppu S, Ala-Kokko T, Karppinen A, Raj R.
BACKGROUND: Our aim was to assess the occurrence and risk factors for psychotropic medication use after pediatric traumatic brain injury treated in the intensive care unit. METHODS: We combined data from the Finnish Intensive Care Consortium database, ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - September 17, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Which clinical features of children on initial presentation to the emergency department with head injury are associated with clinically important traumatic brain injury, classification as abuse, and poor prognosis? - Burns J, Rohl S, Marth D, Proctor D, Amin R, Sekhon C.
The objective of this study ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - September 17, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Infants and Children Source Type: news

Ethnic and social factors in toddlers with extensive burns in the Bulgarian paediatric population: problems, dilemmas, solutions - Argirova M, Arnautska E.
The treatment of major burns in toddlers is a serious challenge, even for the best physicians. Children's delicate organism decompensates fast and even a small delay or slight mistake in therapy can lead to fatal consequences. The aim of this study is to c... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - September 17, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Infants and Children Source Type: news

Self-reported symptoms of anxiety predict positive suicide risk screening in adolescents presenting to the emergency department - Powell DS, Lanzillo EC, Jay SY, Tanenbaum M, Bridge JA, Wharff EA, Ballard E, Pao M, Horowitz LM.
The objective of this study was to assess whether patient-reported anxiety symptoms are associated with suicide risk in pediatric emergency department (ED) patients. An additional objective was to examine differences between patients presenting ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - September 17, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Ocular trauma in the pediatric emergency departments, characteristics and risk factors of immediate sequelae - Garc ía Mancebo J, Ferrero García-Loygorri C, Romero AI, Vázquez López P, Arístides Rivas García, Rafael Marañón Pardillo y el Grupo de Traumatismo Ocular de la Red de Invest.
This study assesses the clinical characteristics and epidemiology of children with eye trauma presenting to the Emergency Department in Spain and analyze the risk factors associated with immediate sequelae. METHODS: A multicentric prospectiv... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - September 17, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Burn visits to a pediatric burn center during the COVID-19 pandemic and 'stay at home' period - Sethuraman U, Stankovic C, Singer A, Vitale L, Krouse CB, Cloutier D, Donoghue L, Klein J, Kannikeswaran N.
Unintentional burns are a leading cause of injury related deaths in young children. Burn visits to the pediatric Emergency Department (ED) pose a significant financial burden on the health care system [1,2]. Low socioeconomic status, young age, parental ed... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - September 16, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

The association of bullying and suicidality: does it affect the pediatric population? - Limbana T, Khan F, Eskander N, Emamy M, Jahan N.
Over the last few years, bullying has been identified as one of the significant issues in the pediatric population. Reports also found that bullied youth have a higher risk of developing suicidality. Although preventable, suicide remains the leading cause ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - September 16, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

A case report of cake frosting as a source of copper toxicity in a pediatric patient - Tsao HS, Allister L, Chiba T, Barkley J, Goldman RH.
We describe the unique presentation of a 12-month-old girl who developed acute onset of vomiting and diarrhea a... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - September 16, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Home and Consumer Product Safety Source Type: news

Many Doctors Misinformed About Nicotine ’ s Risks
Less than one - third of doctors correctly agree that nicotine directly contributed to birth defects (Source: The Doctors Lounge - Oncology)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Oncology - September 16, 2020 Category: Cancer & Oncology Tags: Cardiology, Family Medicine, Gynecology, Internal Medicine, Critical Care, Emergency Medicine, Nursing, Oncology, Pediatrics, Pharmacy, Pulmonology, Journal, Source Type: news

From complexity to clarity in cell and gene therapy
One of the most exciting frontiers in medicine, cell and gene therapies are already offering breakthrough treatments and potential cures in severe genetic diseases and cancer. The innovations continue to advance rapidly, with press releases announcing major breakthroughs on a seemingly monthly basis.  It ’s undoubtedly a good news story but these advances bring with them the challenge of explaining all the exciting, but complex possibilities to patients and caregivers.  The groups that have historically been expected to help keep doctors up to speed cannot be expected to do so in this dynamic environm...
Source: EyeForPharma - September 16, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Andrew Stone Source Type: news

Dr. Pete Mourani to Lead Arkansas Children’s Research Institute
Following a national search, Arkansas Children’s has named Dr. Pete Mourani president of Arkansas Children’s Research Institute (ACRI) and senior vice president and chief research officer for the state’s only pediatric health system. (Source: Arkansas Business - Health Care)
Source: Arkansas Business - Health Care - September 16, 2020 Category: American Health Source Type: news

More Than 1 in 3 U.S. Pediatricians Dismiss Vaccine-Refusing Families
Title: More Than 1 in 3 U.S. Pediatricians Dismiss Vaccine-Refusing FamiliesCategory: Health NewsCreated: 9/15/2020 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 9/16/2020 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Kids Health General)
Source: MedicineNet Kids Health General - September 16, 2020 Category: Pediatrics Source Type: news

Half of Pediatricians Dismiss Anti-Vaccine Families
When doctors dismiss families for refusing vaccines, parents are sometimes swayed, the survey revealed. In fact, 18% often or always change their minds, while another 48% sometimes do. (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - September 15, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

High-Calorie Formula Preferred for Infants With Neonatal Abstinence Syndrome High-Calorie Formula Preferred for Infants With Neonatal Abstinence Syndrome
High-calorie formula was associated with a shorter hospital stay for neonatal abstinence syndrome compared with other formula types, a quality improvement initiative has found.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - September 15, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Pediatrics News Source Type: news

Study Challenges Idea That Children Are Asymptomatic COVID-19 Spreaders Study Challenges Idea That Children Are Asymptomatic COVID-19 Spreaders
A study from Italy does not support the theory that children are more likely than adults to be asymptomatic carriers of the novel coronavirus.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - September 15, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Pediatrics News Source Type: news

More than one-third of U.S. pediatricians dismiss families for vaccine refusal, study shows
More than one-third of all U.S. pediatricians dismiss families from their practices when parents refuse to vaccinate their children, according to the findings of a survey published Tuesday by JAMA. (Source: Health News - UPI.com)
Source: Health News - UPI.com - September 15, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

The COVID-19 Pandemic Has Erased Decades of Progress on Childhood Vaccination
While the world waits for a COVID-19 vaccine, children across the globe are going without shots already known to be life-saving. With the world in disarray due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the number of children vaccinated this year against infections like diphtheria, tetanus, pertussis, measles and pneumococcal disease has fallen to levels not seen since the 1990s, according to a new report from the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation. “In other words,” the report reads, “we’ve been set back about 25 years in about 25 weeks.” That stark figure comes from the Gates Foundation’s annual Goalkee...
Source: TIME: Health - September 15, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Jamie Ducharme Tags: Uncategorized COVID-19 Source Type: news

More Than 1 in 3 U.S. Pediatricians Dismiss Vaccine-Refusing Families
TUESDAY, Sept. 15, 2020 -- Parents who choose to forgo or delay their children's vaccinations may quickly find themselves without a pediatrician. Just over half (51%) of pediatric offices in the United States have a policy to dismiss families that... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - September 15, 2020 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Pediatric Ophthalmologists Hit Hard Financially by COVID-19
TUESDAY, Sept. 15, 2020 -- Pediatric ophthalmologists are financially struggling as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, according to research recently published in the Journal of the American Association for Pediatric Ophthalmology and... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - September 15, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

What you need to know about coronavirus today
More than half a million children in the United States have been diagnosed with Covid-19 since the start of the pandemic, according to the American Academy of Pediatrics and the Children's Hospital Association. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - September 15, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Depression and anxiety during and after pregnancy may harm childhood development, study finds
A mother's depression and anxiety from conception through the first year of the baby's life is associated with negative developmental outcomes through adolescence, according to a study published Monday in the journal JAMA Pediatrics. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - September 15, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Stages of Puberty: In Boys and Girls
Title: Stages of Puberty: In Boys and GirlsCategory: Diseases and ConditionsCreated: 9/15/2020 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 9/15/2020 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Kids Health General)
Source: MedicineNet Kids Health General - September 15, 2020 Category: Pediatrics Source Type: news

Are School Lunches a Ticket to Healthy Eating?
Title: Are School Lunches a Ticket to Healthy Eating?Category: Health NewsCreated: 9/14/2020 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 9/15/2020 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Kids Health General)
Source: MedicineNet Kids Health General - September 15, 2020 Category: Pediatrics Source Type: news

Fewer Kids May Be Carrying Coronavirus Without Symptoms Than Believed: Study
Title: Fewer Kids May Be Carrying Coronavirus Without Symptoms Than Believed: StudyCategory: Health NewsCreated: 9/14/2020 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 9/15/2020 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Kids Health General)
Source: MedicineNet Kids Health General - September 15, 2020 Category: Pediatrics Source Type: news

Bedtime Virtual Reality Intervention May Improve Teens' Sleep Bedtime Virtual Reality Intervention May Improve Teens' Sleep
Immersive virtual reality and slow breathing techniques may help promote bedtime relaxation and improve overall sleep quality in adolescents, early research suggests.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Pediatrics Headlines)
Source: Medscape Pediatrics Headlines - September 14, 2020 Category: Pediatrics Tags: Neurology & Neurosurgery News Source Type: news

What if a Child Gets COVID at School? School Liability Waivers What if a Child Gets COVID at School? School Liability Waivers
Some schools are requiring parents to sign a waiver of liability in case a student gets COVID that's traced to school.Medscape Pediatrics (Source: Medscape Pediatrics Headlines)
Source: Medscape Pediatrics Headlines - September 14, 2020 Category: Pediatrics Tags: Pediatrics Ask the Expert Source Type: news

Children Carried COVID-19 Home From Utah Childcare Centers, Infecting Family Members: US Report Children Carried COVID-19 Home From Utah Childcare Centers, Infecting Family Members: US Report
Twelve children who likely contracted COVID-19 at three childcare operations in Utah infected some of their parents and siblings, according to a US study, adding to evidence that very young kids can transmit the disease.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Pediatrics Headlines)
Source: Medscape Pediatrics Headlines - September 14, 2020 Category: Pediatrics Tags: Pediatrics News Source Type: news

Kids less likely than adults to be asymptomatic COVID-19 spreaders, study finds
Adults are nearly 10 times more likely to be asymptomatic carriers of COVID-19 than children, according to an analysis published Monday by JAMA Pediatrics. (Source: Health News - UPI.com)
Source: Health News - UPI.com - September 14, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Social Distancing Impacts Other Infectious Diseases Social Distancing Impacts Other Infectious Diseases
' These data demonstrate the extent to which transmission of common pediatric infections can be altered when close contact with other children is eliminated,'write the authors of a new study.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Infectious Diseases Headlines)
Source: Medscape Infectious Diseases Headlines - September 14, 2020 Category: Infectious Diseases Tags: Infectious Diseases News Source Type: news

FET-PET offers more info on treatment of brain metastases
Using PET with the radiolabeled amino acid F-18 fluoroethyl-tyrosine (F-18-FET)...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: FET-PET can be useful for glioma evaluations FET-PET adds 'relevant' info to pediatric cancer cases SNMMI: FET-PET could have answers for brainstem glioma SNMMI: FET-PET aids pediatric brain cancer patients (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - September 14, 2020 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

TikTok'Benadryl Challenge' Has Killed at Least One Teen
Title: TikTok'Benadryl Challenge'Has Killed at Least One TeenCategory: Health NewsCreated: 9/11/2020 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 9/14/2020 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Kids Health General)
Source: MedicineNet Kids Health General - September 14, 2020 Category: Pediatrics Source Type: news

Kids at 2 Utah Day Cares Easily Spread COVID to Families
Title: Kids at 2 Utah Day Cares Easily Spread COVID to FamiliesCategory: Health NewsCreated: 9/11/2020 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 9/14/2020 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Kids Health General)
Source: MedicineNet Kids Health General - September 14, 2020 Category: Pediatrics Source Type: news

Are At-Home'Learning Pods' the Right Fit for Your Family?
Title: Are At-Home'Learning Pods'the Right Fit for Your Family?Category: Health NewsCreated: 9/14/2020 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 9/14/2020 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Kids Health General)
Source: MedicineNet Kids Health General - September 14, 2020 Category: Pediatrics Source Type: news

HPV Vaccination Rises Among U.S. Kids, But Many Still Unprotected
Title: HPV Vaccination Rises Among U.S. Kids, But Many Still UnprotectedCategory: Health NewsCreated: 9/14/2020 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 9/14/2020 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Kids Health General)
Source: MedicineNet Kids Health General - September 14, 2020 Category: Pediatrics Source Type: news

What is the Allergen Cross-Reactivity Rate of Legumes?
Discussion There are 8 common foods which compromise 90% of food allergens with those being peanuts, soybeans, cow’s milk, eggs, fish, crustacean/shellfish, wheat and tree nuts. Some people believe that lupin (a legume) is 9th. Legumes belong to the Fabaceae family. They provide protein, fat, vitamins other essential nutrients and therefore are used in the human diet throughout the world. “[A]llergenicity due to consumption of legumes in decreasing order may be peanut, soybean, lentil, chickpea, pea, mung bean and red gram.” Other common legumes include alfalfa, clovers, beans, lupins, mesquite, carob...
Source: PediatricEducation.org - September 14, 2020 Category: Pediatrics Authors: Pediatric Education Tags: Uncategorized Source Type: news

Dallas Pediatrician Elected Young Physician Rep to TMA ’s Board of Trustees
Dallas adolescent medicine physician M. Brett Cooper, MD, has been elected to the Texas Medical Association (TMA) Board of Trustees, representing TMA ’s Young Physician Section . TMA ’s House of Delegates policymaking body ratified Dr. Cooper’s election today during a virtual meeting to verify the last of this year’s TMA elections. The pandemic forced TMA to alter its governance and meeting processes in 2020. (Source: TMA News Room)
Source: TMA News Room - September 12, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Keller Physician Chosen for Third Term on TMA ’s Board of Trustees
Gary W. Floyd, MD, a Keller pediatrician, was reelected to serve a third term on the Texas Medical Association (TMA) Board of Trustees, the association ’s governing body. TMA’s House of Delegates policymaking body met virtually on Saturday to ratify the elections. The pandemic forced TMA to alter its governance and meeting processes. Physician leaders have used virtual meetings and special governance provisions this year to elect or appoint phy sicians and medical students to one or more of TMA’s 25 boards, councils, and committees. (Source: TMA News Room)
Source: TMA News Room - September 12, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Weight Stigma May Predict Binge Eating During the Pandemic
Young adults with previous weight stigma at greater risk for maladaptive eating, regardless of weight (Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry - September 11, 2020 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Family Medicine, Gynecology, Internal Medicine, Nursing, Pediatrics, Psychiatry, Journal, Source Type: news

Increases in Suicide Rates in Young Adults From 2000 to 2018
Suicide rates for those aged 10 to 24 statistically stable from 2000 to 2007 then increased to 2018 (Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry - September 11, 2020 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Family Medicine, Nursing, Pediatrics, Psychiatry, Emergency Medicine, Journal, Source Type: news

Kids Missing Critical Windows for Lead Testing Due to Pandemic Kids Missing Critical Windows for Lead Testing Due to Pandemic
In the Upper Midwest, Northeast and parts of the West Coast — areas with historically high rates of lead poisoning — the slide has been the most dramatic, according to the CDC.Kaiser Health News (Source: Medscape Infectious Diseases Headlines)
Source: Medscape Infectious Diseases Headlines - September 11, 2020 Category: Infectious Diseases Tags: Pediatrics News Source Type: news

COVID-19 - talking to children and families about returning to school: guiding principles, RCPCH (updated 10th September 2020)
Paediatricians may receive queries from families about the return to school. Here we provide a summary of the current policy and other guidance in the four nations. Updates in this version (9 September) - Section on Common Cold and COVID-19 symptoms added. Updates in version August 17 version - Northern Ireland: Updated link to Guidance on the new school day for mainstream. (Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH))
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - September 11, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Suicide Rate Keeps Rising Among Young Americans
(Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry - September 11, 2020 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Pediatrics, Psychiatry, News, Source Type: news