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Organic causes of pediatric abdominal pain common in primary care

June 21, 2017

PHILADELPHIA — Between 2% and 4% of all pediatric outpatient visits reference abdominal pain, with 3% to 8% having organic causes that create symptoms for more than  3 months like Heliobacter pylori, according to recent presentation at the annual meeting of the American Association of Nurse Practitioners.

“Pediatric abdominal pain is very common,” Sophia L. Thomas, APRN, FNP-BC, PPCNP-BC, FNAP, FAANP, said in the presentation. “It’s something that everybody sees in their practice just about every day.

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Celiac disease linked to early life infections

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Poor community sanitation increases risk for stunted growth, diarrhea among children

June 16, 2017
Community-level sanitation was associated with improved health outcomes among children, including lower odds of stunted growth, anemia and diarrhea, even among…

WHO reports more than 100,000 suspected cholera cases in Yemen

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WHO reports that the number of suspected cholera cases in Yemen has now reached 101,820 and continues to rise, accounting for 791 deaths as of June 7, 2017. Particularly…
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Organic causes of pediatric abdominal pain common in primary care

June 21, 2017
PHILADELPHIA — Between 2% and 4% of all pediatric outpatient visits reference abdominal pain, with 3% to 8% having organic causes that create…

In the Journals

Celiac disease linked to early life infections

June 21, 2017
The risk for developing celiac disease was increased in children who had a gastrointestinal or respiratory infection during their first year of life…

In the Journals

Poor community sanitation increases risk for stunted growth, diarrhea among children

June 16, 2017
Community-level sanitation was associated with improved health outcomes among children, including lower odds of stunted growth, anemia and diarrhea…

WHO reports more than 100,000 suspected cholera cases in Yemen

June 9, 2017
WHO reports that the number of suspected cholera cases in Yemen has now reached 101,820 and continues to rise, accounting for 791 deaths as of June…

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Prebiotic fiber supplement reduces body fat in overweight children by altering gut microbiome

June 8, 2017
Overweight and obese children had significant reductions in body fat after taking a prebiotic fiber supplement in a randomized controlled trial. The…

UEG calls to increase calcium, vitamin D intake in children with IBD

June 8, 2017
Experts from United European Gastroenterology have called for an urgent intervention to ensure children with inflammatory bowel disease meet the…

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Recreational water-based cryptosporidiosis outbreaks doubled in 2 years

June 7, 2017
Outbreaks of Cryptosporidium linked to recreational aquatic facilities in Alabama, Arizona, and Ohio have increased drastically, with twice as many…

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Rotavirus vaccination may not be sustainable in areas with high prevalence

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In areas that experience high rates of rotavirus transmission and poor responses to oral vaccines, protection by vaccination may be only a temporary…

New clinical guide to help manage pediatric celiac disease

May 31, 2017
The Celiac Disease Foundation and North American Society for Pediatric Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition have collaborated to develop the…

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Breast milk contributes nearly 30% of bacteria to infant gut microbiome

May 31, 2017
Bacteria within breast milk, as well as on a mother’s areolar skin, contributed significantly to infant gut bacterial communities, the benefits…

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