Tag: children

Pediatric CAP: Lower Dose, Shorter Duration Amoxicillin Effective

Results of a gold-standard study published November 2 in JAMA hold promise for reducing the length of antibiotic courses for pediatric patients with pneumonia. Dr Julia Bielicki Julia Bielicki, PhD, of St George’s University of London, London, United Kingdom, the lead researcher of the CAP-IT trial, told Medscape Medical News, “The most important thing is

What are the risk factors for severe disease in children hospitalized for SARS-CoV-2 infection?

The coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic has largely passed children by, with fewer infections and a minute proportion of deaths in this age group. However, some adverse outcomes do occur, such as the multisystem inflammatory syndrome in children (MIS-C). Study: Risk factors for severe PCR-positive SARS-CoV-2 infection in hospitalized children: a multicenter cohort study. Image

Oral acetaminophen helps manage tonsillectomy pain in children at lower costs

Providing children oral instead of intravenous (IV) acetaminophen to help manage tonsillectomy pain improves care at lower costs, according to research being presented at the ANESTHESIOLOGY® 2021 annual meeting. Tonsillectomy is one of the most painful surgeries. Providing consistent and reliable dosing of acetaminophen orally starts the pain management pathway earlier for these children, who

Young children gained weight during the pandemic

A Kaiser Permanente study of nearly 200,000 children showed that children gained excess weight during the COVID-19 pandemic, especially those between 5 and 11 years old. The study was published in the Journal of the American Medical Association. “When we compared the weight gain among children from 2019 to 2020, we found that there was

How sick are children getting, and when will we be able to vaccinate them against COVID?

In July, Australia’s Therapeutic Goods Administration (TGA) provisionally approved the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine for kids aged 12-15. The Australian Technical Advisory group on Immunization (ATAGI) subsequently recommended kids in this age group with underlying chronic medical conditions, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children and kids living in remote communities should be prioritized. We’re expecting advice

Children's Hospital Colorado announces participation in pivotal trial of synthetic restorative pulmonary valve

Children's Hospital Colorado today announced it has joined the Xplore2/Pivotal trial, and is actively enrolling patients for the first-ever pivotal trial of a synthetic restorative pulmonary valve. To date, pediatric patients requiring right ventricular outflow tract (RVOT) reconstruction have been successfully implanted as part of the global, FDA-approved study. RVOT reconstruction is a procedure needed

Researchers warn against relaxing Covid-19 restrictions prematurely

Relaxing Covid-19 restrictions could pave the way for new vaccine-resistant virus mutations – according to researchers at the University of East Anglia and the Earlham Institute. A new article published today warns against relaxing Covid-19 restrictions prematurely. It describes how we are in an ‘arms race’ with the virus and how rising cases could provide

Study investigates long-term sequelae of COVID-19 in hospitalized children

Researchers from ISARIC (International Severe Acute Respiratory and emerging Infection Consortium) pediatric Long Covid working group in the UK, Sechenov University and Z.A. Bashlyaeva Children's Municipal Clinical Hospital in Russia ran the largest study to date on children hospitalized with COVID-19. The study aimed to discover what the long-term effects are on children and adolescents

Both HIV and Tenofovir Tied to Skeletal Deficits in Young People

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) – HIV is associated with “substantial” skeletal deficits toward the end of puberty, especially among girls, as is the antiretroviral tenovir disoproxil fumarate (TDF), a cross-sectional study shows. “Currently TDF is in use, and quite literally saving many millions of lives around the world,” Dr. Celia Gregson of the University of

Peloton, Feds Face Off After ‘Urgent Warning’

Peloton is pushing back against a U.S. government warning about the safety of its pricey home-use treadmill. Experts wonder if it’s a case of dangerous design flaws — or the need for individual users to be accountable. It’s being followed closely as the at-home, artificial-intelligence-assisted fitness machines get more popular — and as gyms reopen