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Maternal presence during NAS treatment decreased withdrawal severity

April 30, 2016

BALTIMORE — Parental presence at the bedside of infants born with neonatal abstinence syndrome may improve their recovery from opioid withdrawal symptoms, according to recent research presented at the Pediatric Academic Societies Meeting.

“Our results show that non-pharmacologic interventions play a key role in treating opioid-exposed infants and lessening the severity of [neonatal abstinence syndrome (NAS)],” Mary Beth Howard, MD, MSc, of the combined residency program at Boston Children's Hospital and the Boston Medical Center, said in a press release. “Encouraging and supporting mothers with substance abuse disorders to be involved in their infant's care while they are being treated for withdrawal symptoms should be a priority of providers caring for opioid-exposed newborns.”

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Electronic monitoring, texting effective in school-based weight interventions

April 30, 2016
BALTIMORE — The combined use of text messages and activity monitoring devices, such as a Fitbit, were effective in keeping at-risk teens engaged in school-based…
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Aerial vector control spraying linked to increased risk for ASD in children

April 30, 2016
BALTIMORE — Aerial dispersal of pesticides intended to combat mosquitoes increased the risk for autism spectrum disorder and developmental delays by 25% among…
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Pertussis incidence significantly declines in New York after legislation

April 30, 2016
BALTIMORE — Data presented at the Pediatric Academic Societies Meeting showed that pertussis incidence decreased by more than 50% after the Neonatal Pertussis…
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ED intervention reduces pediatric anaphylaxis-related admissions

April 30, 2016
BALTIMORE — An ED quality improvement intervention, which included implementation of evidence-based guidelines, helped to reduce hospitalization rates among…
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Infant Formulas for Food Allergy Treatment and Prevention

Pediatric Annals, April 2016, Volume 45 Issue 4
The number of infant formulas intended for food allergy treatment or prevention has been increasing. Some products…
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Pediatric Hematology, Oncology, and Stem Cell Transplantation: July 2015

Keck School of Medicine of USC and Pediatric Annals

Hematology and oncology are areas where all pediatric trainees get exposure during residency. Yet, these few weeks in…
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April 19, 2016
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