Karen Bardossi
More vaccinations, less rotavirus
Vaccinating infants against rotavirus reduces the infection rate, according to findings from a recent study of children enrolled in an acute gastroenteritis surveillance program.
RSV linked to pneumonia in young children
A possible link between respiratory syncytial virus (RSV) and pneumonia caused by Streptococcus pneumoniae may increase the risk of bacterial pneumonia in the presence of viral infection, especially for infants, a new study indicates.
FDA warns against bone graft substitutes in kids
Doctors should not use bone graft substitutes containing recombinant proteins or synthetic peptides routinely in children aged younger than 18 years because such off-label use can result in serious injury, a safety communication from the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) warns.
Lipid levels in children down, BP not so much
Lipid profiles of children have improved modestly since 1999, but high or borderline high blood pressure (BP) has hardly budged, a new study reports.
Do not overlook CMV in children with SLE
Persistent fever despite prednisone treatment accompanied by anemia and other characteristics may signal cytomegalovirus (CMV) infection in children who have been diagnosed with pediatric systemic lupus erythematosus (pSLE), a Canadian study suggests.
Low vitamin D linked to death and disease in kids
Low vitamin D levels can play a role in sudden, unexplained deaths.
Pediatric nurses tuned in to trauma-informed care
Pediatric trauma nurses are well-versed in practicing trauma-informed care to reduce post-traumatic stress in sick and injured children, but they could use more training in helping families cope, a new study reports.
Short checkups may overlook autism clues
The usual 10 to 20 minutes allotted to a well-child visit may not allow enough time to pick up atypical behaviors that point to autism risk.
Measles vaccines are safe, study confirms
Measles vaccines are safe, study confirms
Two measles-containing vaccines are unlikely to result in adverse effects, a 12-year study has found.
Kids eating too much pizza, study says
Children and adolescents are getting too many calories and not enough nutrients from pizza, according to a new study of the impact of children’s pizza consumption on excess energy intake and dietary quality.

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