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Are vaccines in pregnancy linked to infant mortality and hospitalization? (VIDEO)For Contemporary Pediatrics, Dr Bobby Lazzara discusses a case control study published in Pediatrics that looked at whether associations existed between mother receiving influenza and/or Tetanus, diphtheria, and acellular pertussis vaccinations during pregnancy and infant hospitalization or death occurring in the first 6 months of life.
Baby boy bleeds into neck hemangiomaA 4-month-old boy presents with sudden onset of a massive hematoma on the right side of his neck and bruising on his legs. At age 2 weeks, he was noted to have developed 4 superficial infantile hemangiomas on his scalp and mid-back, as well as a 1-cm subcutaneous mass on the right side of his neck. All the lesions continued to grow, and he was started on oral propranolol at age 3 months. Although the superficial red plaques on his scalp and back stopped growing, the lesion on his neck continued to grow slowly.
Major vaccines addressed in updated ACIP guidelinesThere are some notable revisions in 2018 to recommendations concerning hepatitis B vaccination for newborns and a third dose of mumps-containing vaccines, among others.
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Is it the flu?When and how to use rapid testing for influenza
Pediatricians rarely discuss umbilical cord blood banking with parentsOnly 22% of pediatricians speak to prospective parents about umbilical cord blood banking (UCBB), according to a survey of 473 general and subspecialty pediatric providers.
Can salivary microRNA levels identify risk for prolonged concussion symptoms?A study in children with mild traumatic brain injury found that concentrations of 5 salivary microRNAs (miRNAs) identified prolonged concussion symptoms with 85% accuracy, suggesting that the answer to this question is “yes.”
Rhinovirus and osteoarticular infections due to K kingae have the same seasonalityHuman rhinovirus (HRV) and Kingella kingae osteoarticular infections are highly active at the same time of year—the fall—a study in Paris found.
How to diagnose and manage localized wheezingWheezing in children is often associated with asthma. However, localized wheezing should alert the clinician that something other than asthma may be present.
Neonate with bilateral breast enlargementA 10-day-old female infant presented to the clinic for a weight check. She was feeding well, but her mother was concerned about her newly swollen breasts.
Top 10 studies you can't missDr. Michael Burke has selected 10 articles published during the last 12 months in Contemporary Pediatrics that he says are worth a second look.