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Pathway from Bronchiolitis to Wheezing and Asthma
Jonathan M. Mansbach, MD, MPH
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Jerome A. Paulson, MD, FAAP
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Role of Genetics in Predicting Disease Course and Response to Therapy in Patients with IBD
Carmen Cuffari, MD, FRCPC, FACG
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Neuroimaging of Abusive Head Trauma
Arabinda K. Choudhary, MD
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Repurposed drugs may offer first potential therapy

A review of past studies has found that inhaled corticosteroids used to treat asthma could result in restricting the growth of children who have the condition.

A study published by a research team from Norway has found that babies born into families in which someone has cerebral palsy are more likely to develop the condition themselves.

Outcomes are similar regardless of initial treatment with atropine or patching

Inhaled nitric oxide is widely used in infants with congenital diaphragmatic hernia (CDH), but there's no evidence that it significantly improves outcomes, according to a database study.

When an 11-year-old boy in San Diego developed a nasty skin allergy, doctors traced it to the nickel in his family's iPad.

Ultrasonography diagnoses hand bony fractures in pediatric patients with greater than 90% accuracy, researchers from Italy report.

The song says a spoonful of sugar helps the medicine go down, but a study says that kind of imprecise measurement can lead to potentially dangerous dosing mistakes.

Parents should think twice before sharing their bed with an infant; a new study suggests bed-sharing is the leading cause of sleep-related deaths in younger infants.

Iowa study found three-quarters of kids drove the off-road vehicles, more than half were in accidents

Secondary injuries more common among children who postpone ligament repair, research shows

Possible explanations include fewer hospital staffers, slower response times, researchers say

More than 10% of children undergoing tympanostomy had postoperative tube obstruction, with serous fluid and increased time to follow-up visit predicting tube occlusion.

Those with light or noise sensitivities post-injury seem to be more affected, study found

The primary focus of this review is on evaluating the effectiveness of family support programs as treatments or prevention efforts delivered by clinicians or peers.

The benefits of hypothermia treatment for newborns deprived of oxygen at birth persist at age six and seven, according to an updated evaluation of the TOBY trial published in the July 10 New England Journal of Medicine.

A simple algorithm including components such as physical exam and ultrasound can help diagnose appendicitis in children and reduce the need for computed tomography (CT), researchers say.

Postnatal weight at diagnosis of retinopathy of prematurity (ROP) can help determine when treatment may be warranted, according to Swedish and US researchers.

In 22 high-burden countries, incidence is higher than the number of infections

Gene mutation appears linked to subtype of disorder

Young infants had a stronger immune response to oral and parenteral vaccines when their intestinal microflora were dominated by a single bacteria genus, especially Bifidobacteria, rather than by diverse flora.

Subcutaneous treprostinil appears to be a good option for treating severe pulmonary arterial hypertension in former premature infants.

Researchers surveyed nearly 4,100 teens, aged 14 to 20, who came to a suburban ER and found that one in five girls and one in eight boys reported dating violence in the past year.

Psychomotor impairment at diagnosis associated with glycemic control at one year postdiagnosis

In the UK, high-volume neonatal centers were found to increase the chances of survival for babies born prematurely by 30%, and by 50% for very premature births.

Direct admission of children with pneumonia could result in lower hospital costs than admission through the emergency department (ED).

For kids who need colonoscopy, bowel prep might best be done with a low-volume solution of sodium picosulfate plus magnesium oxide and citric acid, according to Italian researchers.

Deaths were far more common when poor women did not receive follow-up care, study finds

Among children vaccinated with PCV13, invasive pneumococcal disease is more common in those with comorbidities, suggesting routine vaccination may not be enough to reduce this risk.

Screening young athletes for cardiac disease with electrocardiography yields a low false-positive rate, according to new findings.

The marked recent increase in Crohn's disease, especially in children, has prompted a large research effort which to date has led to a better knowledge of the biology of the disease and more effective treatments.

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