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Pediatrics

Impact of rapid treatment for pediatric status epilepticus (VIDEO)For Contemporary Pediatrics, Dr Bobby Lazzara discusses a multicenter observational study published in JAMA Neurology that looked at time to treatment in children with refractory convulsive status epilepticus and the impact on mortality.
Can folic acid mitigate autism risk for kids with epileptic mothers?A new study reveals that folic acid supplementation in mothers treated for epilepsy during pregnancy had children who were more likely to display autistic traits.
Children still prescribed postop codeine despite warningsA new study reveals that too many children are still given codeine or codeine-containing medications after surgery.
Hypertension higher in childhood cancer survivorsAdults who have survived childhood cancer are about 10 years ahead of their peers in terms of developing hypertension, according to a new report.
Smarter testing for anemia and infectionsConsider these helpful hints when diagnosing anemia or infections in your patients.
High-nicotine e-cigarettes lead to more smoking and vapingCompared with adolescents who use e-cigarettes with relatively low or no nicotine concentrations, those who use e-cigarettes with higher nicotine concentrations are more likely to progress to more frequent and intense combustible cigarette smoking and vaping.
Novel biomarker accurately identifies infants with UTIsUrinary neutrophil gelatinase-associated lipocalin (uNGAL) is highly sensitive and specific for diagnosing urinary tract infections (UTIs), according to a study in febrile children aged up to 24 months.
New hemophilia B gene therapy appears effectiveA recent trial showed that a single intravenous infusion of a vector expressing a high specific-activity factor IX gene safely produces a sustained, effective level of factor IX coagulant activity in patients with hemophilia B.
New violaceous nodules in a neonateFollowing an uncomplicated pregnancy, labor, and delivery, a healthy 13-day-old girl presents for evaluation with a 2-day history of firm, violaceous nodules on her mid-upper back and right arm just above the axilla.
When cancer strikes a family: Psychosocial issues in pediatric oncology
When cancer strikes a family: Psychosocial issues in pediatric oncologyA child’s cancer diagnosis presents psychosocial issues that the community pediatrician needs to assess and treat for the total well-being of the child, siblings, and parents.