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FDA OKs Device for Pediatric Kidney Injury Due to Sepsis

β€” The device was granted a Humanitarian Device Exemption approval

1 Hrs Ago
FDA APPROVED Selective cytopheretic device-pediatric (SCD-PED) over a computer rendering of diseased kidneys.

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CDC Addresses Rebound of Mycoplasma Pneumonia in Kids

Numbers were indeed up in the fall of 2023, but higher before the pandemic

1 Hr Ago
Florida Defies CDC Amid Measles Outbreak, Says Unvaccinated Kids Can Attend School

CDC advises that unvaccinated students stay home from school for 3 weeks after exposure

2 Hrs Ago
Most Sudden Infant Death Cases Had Multiple Unsafe Sleep Factors

Clinicians can use evidence to "shape conversations on safe sleep guidance," researchers said

Feb 20, 2024
Potential Biomarker for Perforated Appendicitis Shows Link to Severe Sepsis

Test that can differentiate between simple and perforated appendicitis is "highly desirable"

Feb 20, 2024
Most Sudden Infant Death Cases Had Multiple Unsafe Sleep Factors

Clinicians can use evidence to "shape conversations on safe sleep guidance," researchers said

Potential Biomarker for Perforated Appendicitis Shows Link to Severe Sepsis

Test that can differentiate between simple and perforated appendicitis is "highly desirable"

Pediatrics Case Studies

What's Behind Boy's Bullous Skin Lesions After Flu Symptoms?

Mycoplasma pneumonia identified as the culprit in this case of RIME

A photo of a boy with reddened eyelids blowing his nose
Persistent Lymphadenopathy and Neck Abscesses in a Healthy Boy

Histopathological test results were central to ultimate diagnosis

Doctor examining boy’s neck.
Teen Seeks Care for Delayed Growth Compared With His Twin

Case shows confluence of hormone therapy cost and limited resources in developing areas

A female nurse measures the height of a young boy.

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For Kids With Sickle Cell Disease Prescribed Opioids, No Patterns of Misuse Emerged

Number of vaso-occlusive crises tied to days' supply

Feb 19, 2024
A computer rendering of sickle cells.
Hypertension, Diabetes in Pregnancy Affects Offspring's Heart Health in Adolescence

Hypertensive disorders of pregnancy and gestational diabetes are both on the rise

Feb 16, 2024
SMFM over a photo of Gaylord National Resort & Convention Center in National Harbor, MD
Highly Effective Therapies Early in Pediatric MS Linked to Reduced Relapse Risk

Study supports starting kids on high-efficacy drugs, but long-term safety studies are crucial

Feb 16, 2024
A photo of a bottle of fingolimod capsules
First Drug OK'd for Reducing Allergic Reactions From Multiple Foods

68% of patients who received omalizumab tolerated a single dose of peanut after 16-20 weeks

Feb 16, 2024
FDA APPROVED omalizumab (Xolair) over a photo of a syringe and vial laying on and next to a pile of peanuts
U.S. Probes Role of Supply Chain Middlemen in Generic Shortages

Goal: identify "root causes" and "potential solutions"

Feb 15, 2024
A photo of Lina Khan speaking at this event.
Umbilical Cord Milking in Non-Vigorous Infants Didn't Impact Neurodevelopment

MINVI trial follow-up shows comparable neurodevelopment with early cord clamping

Feb 14, 2024
SMFM over a photo of Gaylord National Resort & Convention Center in National Harbor, MD
New Acne Guidelines Recommend Topical Combinations, Judicious Use of Antibiotics

Conditional approval for novel treatments, doxycycline over minocycline for antibiotic therapy

Feb 14, 2024
 A medical illustration of acne vulgaris.
Minimizing Opioids After Teens' Spine Surgeries Appears Practical

Alternatives prove mettle in studies

Feb 14, 2024
AAOS over a photo of Moscone Center in San Francisco, CA
Genome Sequencing Identified Variants in Fetal Structural Anomalies

Researcher touts identification of "high percentage of genetic disorders"

Feb 14, 2024
SMFM over a photo of Gaylord National Resort & Convention Center in National Harbor, MD
Safety Events at Hospitals More Common in Black and Hispanic Kids

"Many factors could be driving these disparities," researcher says

Feb 14, 2024
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Opinion
Child Protective Services Is Being Weaponized Against Our Black Patients

HHS must institute more oversight of medical professionals making repeated calls

Feb 13, 2024
 A photo of a female police officer and a female Child Protective Services worker interviewing a little boy.
Study: Fewer Kids in the ED Means More Missed Diagnoses

Study suggests low pediatric-volume EDs might benefit from supports to improve diagnosis

Feb 12, 2024
A photo of a male nurse talking to a boy lying in a hospital bed.
New Treatment for NASH; Human Milk for Preterm Infants

Also in TTHealthWatch: managing gout with uric acid levels

Feb 10, 2024
TTUHSC EL PASO HEALTHWATCH with their logo and photos of Rick Lange, MD, and Elizabeth Tracey
Criminal Actor to Blame for Days-Long Cyberattack on Chicago Hospital, Officials Say

Lurie Children's Hospital is working with the FBI

Feb 10, 2024
A photo of Ann and Robert H Lurie Children’s Hospital of Chicago
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