Cover Story

Climate change: A growing threat to children’s health

Infectious Diseases in Children, March 2020
According to WHO, Earth has warmed approximately 0.85°C over the last 130 years — with each of the past 3 decades being successively warmer…

Meeting News

Acid suppressants increase risk for wheeze by age 3 in high-risk children

March 18, 2020
Among children with a history of severe bronchiolitis, exposure to acid suppressant medications during infancy increased their risk for developing…

In the Journals

In Tennessee, just 23% of at-risk infants are tested for HCV

February 27, 2020
In Tennessee, only 23% of infants who were exposed to hepatitis C virus were tested for it, including just one in 10 black infants, study results…

Special Issue Article

Assessment and Management of Gastroesophageal Reflux in The Newborn

Pediatric Annals, February 2020, Volume 49 Issue 2
Gastroesophageal reflux is the involuntary retrograde passage of gastric contents into the esophagus with or without regurgitation and is considered…

Meeting News

EMR dashboard improves pediatric anemia detection, treatment in IBD

January 30, 2020
AUSTIN, Texas — Incorporating electronic medical record-activated alerts in a pediatric inflammatory bowel disease center improved the…

FDA News

FDA approves Dificid for C. difficile treatment in children

January 27, 2020
The FDA has approved Dificid tablets and oral suspension for the treatment of Clostridioides difficile-associated diarrhea in pediatric patients aged…

Meeting News

Inflammation in pediatric Crohn’s may decrease levels of hormones important in statural growth

January 24, 2020
AUSTIN, Texas — The higher frequency of statural growth impairment in male children with Crohn’s disease appears to be due to less…

Meeting News

Understanding and approaching feeding disorders in children with autism

January 24, 2020
Pediatric feeding disorders are common in children with autism, and medical issues associated with these disorders could be overlooked due to…

Meeting News

Proctocolectomy doubles 30-day readmission risk vs. colectomy alone

January 24, 2020
AUSTIN, Texas — Children with ulcerative colitis undergoing proctocolectomy had higher 30-day readmission rates as compared to colectomy alone…

In the Journals

Top 10 most-read Infectious Diseases in Children stories of 2019

January 2, 2020
To kick off the new year, IDC has assembled a list of the 10 most-read stories of 2019. Please follow the links to access the full stories.  

In the Journals

Endoscopic sleeve gastroplasty safe in children, adolescents

December 12, 2019
Endoscopic sleeve gastroplasty was found to be safe and effective in children and adolescents with obesity, according to data published in the…

In the Journals

Only 30% of youths with identified substance use tested for HCV

December 11, 2019
According to study results published in JAMA, during a nearly 6-year period, only 30% of 13- to 21-year-olds with identified opioid, cocaine or…

Meeting NewsVideo

VIDEO: Joseph A. Bocchini Jr., MD, discusses dangers of travel infections abroad

November 24, 2019
NEW YORK — In this video, Joseph A. Bocchini Jr., MD, professor and chairman of the department of pediatrics at Louisiana State University…

Cover Story

Norovirus vaccine development accelerates after success against rotavirus

Infectious Diseases in Children, November 2019
Norovirus has become the leading cause of medically attended acute gastroenteritis in countries with national rotavirus vaccination programs…

Children ‘particularly vulnerable’ to health threats from climate change

November 14, 2019
Rising temperatures, declining crop yields, air pollution and other adverse environmental outcomes of climate change pose a threat to the long-term…

Meeting News

Maralixibat reduces pruritus, xanthoma in children with Alagille syndrome

November 12, 2019
BOSTON — Maralixibat demonstrated durable control of serum bactericidal antibody, pruritus, and xanthoma in children with Alagille syndrome…

Meeting NewsPerspective

85% hepatitis B vaccine coverage for infants: ‘It takes a lot to get there’

October 31, 2019
NEW ORLEANS — Quality improvement projects focused on education and multidisciplinary cooperation have been successful at improving hepatitis B…

Meeting NewsPerspective

Kids’ treatment for acute gastroenteritis in ED depends on race, study shows

October 28, 2019
NEW ORLEANS — Children with acute gastroenteritis with dehydration receive unequal treatment in the ED because of race, according to a…

At Issue

Should all pregnant women in the US be screened for hepatitis C?

Infectious Diseases in Children, October 2019
In August, the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force issued a draft recommendation that encourages clinicians to screen all adults aged 18 to 79 years

At Issue

Should all pregnant women in the US be screened for hepatitis C?

Infectious Disease News, December 2019
In August, the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force issued a draft recommendation that encourages clinicians to screen all adults aged 18 to 79 years