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Pediatrics

Two potential drugs to treat Dravet syndromePhase III clinical trials of new antiepileptic medications show promise for reducing frequency of convulsive seizures in children.
An app for assessing neonatal jaundice? You bet!A study of the accuracy of a technology for assessing jaundice in outpatient neonates based on analysis of digital images demonstrated that this smartphone application (app) may be useful for screening newborns for jaundice.
M pneumoniae infection hits preschoolers hardA study of Mycoplasma pneumoniae disease during an epidemic in Norway found that preschool children infected with this bacterium had a significantly higher risk of severe disease, particularly severe pneumonia, than school-aged children.
Treatment investigated to prevent blood-clotting disordersA new subcutaneous therapy could offer a promising solution to a bleeding disorder in both children and adults.
Pediatric high-grade glioma is not one tumor type but manyStratifying tumors by their clinical characteristics and underlying biology will enable future targeting of specific therapies for glioma in children.
Personalized medicine: Right drug, right patient, right time
Personalized medicine: Right drug, right patient, right timeThe premise is to use a patient’s own genetic information to guide decisions for prevention, diagnosis, and treatment of disease and other health conditions.
USPSTF finalizes recommendation on vision screening in childrenDespite a lack of consensus on the importance of screening infants for vision problems, there is proof that screening preschoolers can catch serious problems and allow for corrections to prevent permanent vision loss.
The price of surviving childhood cancerSurviving cancer is challenging enough, but now a recent report highlights the fact that survivors face double the chronic health challenges of the general population as a result of curative cancer therapies.
Revisit the “5 Rights” to avoid medication errorsI highly recommend reading his article, and then reflecting on your current office- and hospital-based practices surrounding prescribing medications for children to determine areas to apply these best practice initiatives in your personal work settings.
Effects of body modification are more than just skin deepAAP’s first ever clinical report on body modification guides pediatricians on medical precautions and counseling practices.