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Racial disparities exist among children with Crohn's disease

March 2, 2015

Disparities in hospital readmissions, complications and procedures in pediatric Crohn’s disease patients are related to race, according to data from a recent retrospective review.

“We found racial inequalities exist among children and adolescents with Crohn’s disease, likely due to a combination of genetic and environmental differences,” Jennifer Dotson, MD, MPH, a gastroenterologist at Nationwide Children’s Hospital in Columbus, Ohio, and principal investigator in the Center for Innovation and Pediatric Practice, said in a press release. “This is one of the first studies to investigate the rate of various health disparities in the Crohn’s disease population in pediatrics, despite the fact that 25% of the time, Crohn’s disease is diagnosed in childhood.”

Marc P. Michalsky In the Journals

CVD risk factors common in adolescents undergoing bariatric surgery

March 2, 2015
Adolescents undergoing weight-loss surgery often have several apparent cardiovascular disease risk factors, according to recent study findings published in JAMA
Antipsychotic prescriptions for children follow best practice guidelines 50% of the time In the Journals

Antipsychotic prescriptions for children follow best practice guidelines 50% of the time

March 2, 2015
Clinicians who prescribe antipsychotic medications to Vermont Medicaid-insured children only follow best practice guidelines approximately 50% of the time, according to…
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Aerospan improved pediatric asthma outcomes, regardless of prior therapy

March 2, 2015
HOUSTON — Data presented here indicate Aerospan significantly improved asthma outcomes among children aged 4 to 11 years, regardless of previous asthma treatment…
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FDA grants fast track designation to cannabidiol for Dravet syndrome

February 28, 2015
Insys Therapeutics recently announced that the FDA has granted fast track designation to a pharmaceutical cannabidiol for the treatment of Dravet syndrome, a rare form…
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Common Pediatric Epilepsy Syndromes

Pediatric Annals, February 2015, Volume 44 Issue 2
Benign rolandic epilepsy (BRE), childhood idiopathic occipital epilepsy (CIOE), childhood absence epilepsy (CAE), and…
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Pediatric Annals February 2015

Childhood Epilepsy: February 2015

Keck School of Medicine of USC and Pediatric Annals

It is rare indeed for any child with suspected seizures to present to a pediatric neurologist’s offi ce de novo…
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St. Jude/PIDS conference highlights new frontiers, career potential for infectious disease specialists

St. Jude/PIDS conference highlights new frontiers, career potential for infectious disease specialists

February 23, 2015
MEMPHIS, Tenn. — Elaine I. Tuomanen, MD, director of the Children’s Infection Defense Center at St. Jude…
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