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Website found to ease pre-surgery anxiety in children and parents

March 26, 2015

Parents and children who used the Web-based Tailored Intervention for Preparation for parents and children undergoing Outpatient Surgery reported less anxiety regarding surgery, according to a study.

“[Web-based Tailored Intervention for Preparation for Outpatient Surgery] was shown to result in improved immediate behavioral outcomes, including decreased preoperative anxiety in parents and children and decreased emergence delirium in children undergoing surgery,” Michelle A. Fortier, PhD, department of anesthesiology and perioperative care at the University of California, Irvine, and colleagues wrote.

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Automobile-child pedestrian accidents more common outside parental supervision

March 26, 2015
LAS VEGAS — The majority of child pedestrian injuries relating to a motor vehicle occurred while children were unsupervised, near schools and bus stops, and during…
In the Journals

Excessive homework may influence higher obesity rates in children

March 26, 2015
Excessive homework combined with the presence of school-related stress can negatively affect children’s weight, according to study data published in…
In the Journals

Screening for adrenal suppression urged in children assigned high-dose ICS

March 26, 2015
The Canadian Society of Allergy and Clinical Immunology recommends physicians screen for adrenal suppression in children receiving high doses of inhaled corticosteroids…

Botswana-UPenn partnership, Microsoft to launch telemedicine service in Botswana

March 26, 2015
The Botswana-UPenn Partnership, along with Microsoft, the Botswana Innovation Hub, and others are planning to launch the first telemedicine service in Africa…
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Swept-source Optical Coherence Tomography of Retinal Cavernous Hemangioma: A New Imaging Modality

Journal of Pediatric Ophthalmology and Strabismus, Volume -2147483648
Online Only, March 3, 2015
The authors report a new, non-invasive diagnostic method in the diagnosis of retinal cavernous hemangioma (RCH). A…
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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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VIDEO: Recent research promises breakthroughs in pediatric care

March 10, 2015
SAN DIEGO — In this video exclusive, Mark A. Sperling, MD, emeritus profess of pediatrics and endocrinology and…
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