In the Journals

Kids receiving liver transplants immunized at lower rate than general public

December 2, 2019
In the United States and Canada, pediatric patients who undergo liver transplant show lower age-appropriate immunization rates at time of transplant…
In the Journals

Concussions from high school sports may increase suicide risk

November 27, 2019
High school students who reported concussions were at greater risk for a suicide attempt, according to survey findings published in Journal of
In the Journals

Object-related choking deaths down significantly in US children since 1968

November 27, 2019
Object-related aspiration deaths in U.S. children declined 75% over 50 years, aided in part by policy changes to address choking hazards, according…
Meeting News

‘From the horse’s mouth’: Kids prefer peanut patch to oral therapy

November 27, 2019
HOUSTON — Kids prefer a patch to oral treatment for peanut allergy, according to study results presented at American College of Asthma, Allergy…
Meeting NewsPerspective

Digital inhaler ‘is a great step forward’ in asthma treatment, presenter says

November 27, 2019
HOUSTON — ProAir Digihaler, a multidose dry powder inhaler with built-in sensors that record information about its use and measure inspiratory…
Feature

An ‘unusual’ start to flu season: Influenza B predominates early

November 27, 2019
The proportion of outpatient visits attributed to influenza-like illness climbed above the national baseline for the first time this season…
FDA News

FDA approves ear tube delivery system that uses local anesthesia

November 26, 2019
The FDA approved a new delivery system for tympanostomy tubes for the treatment of otitis media that does not require general anesthesia. The Tubes…
FDA News

FDA warns 15 companies for selling products containing CBD

November 26, 2019
The FDA recently issued warning letters to 15 companies for illegally selling products containing cannabidiol, or CBD, according to a press release.
In the Journals

US life expectancy drops after decades of improvement

November 26, 2019
Life expectancy among adults in the United States increased for nearly 6 decades but eventually slowed over time and then dropped for 3 straight…
FDA News

FDA approves Oxbryta for sickle cell disease

November 25, 2019
The FDA granted accelerated approval to voxelotor for the treatment of sickle cell disease. The approval applies to use of the therapy for patients…
In the Journals

Most children’s digital media use exceeds AAP guidelines

November 25, 2019
The average amount of time children spend watching television or using a computer or mobile device exceeds AAP recommendations, according survey data…
Perspective

Every pediatrician ‘needs to be able to recognize’ AFM

November 25, 2019
NEW YORK — It is important that pediatricians are able to identify presenting clinical features of acute flaccid myelitis, or AFM, said Kevin
In the Journals

CBT intervention adapted for autism proves efficacious

November 25, 2019
Cognitive behavioral therapy may be efficacious for treating anxiety in children with autism spectrum disorder, according to results of a randomized…
Meeting News

Asthma control associated with visual recognition of medication

November 25, 2019
HOUSTON — Among inner-city children, poor visual recognition of asthma controller medications by patients and their caregivers is linked to…
Meeting NewsVideo

VIDEO: Ronald M. Laxer, MDCM, FRCPC, addresses rheumatologic disease 'masquerading' as infection

November 24, 2019
NEW YORK — Certain rheumatologic diseases can often appear initially to be infections, according to Ronald M. Laxer, MDCM, FRCPC, professor…
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…
Meeting News

‘Shorter is better, just enough is best’ for antibiotic therapy in kids

November 24, 2019
NEW YORK — Physicians historically have relied on arbitrary lengths of antibiotic therapy for a variety of infections in pediatric patients…
Meeting NewsVideo

VIDEO: Kevin Ault, MD, talks about the importance of maternal vaccination

November 23, 2019
NEW YORK — Kevin A. Ault, MD, OB/GYN and professor of obstetrics and gynecology at the University of Kansas Medical Center, presented an…
Meeting NewsVideo

VIDEO: 'Spectrum of cases' presented in live 'Spot the Rash' at IDC New York

November 23, 2019
NEW YORK — Infectious Diseases in Children Editorial Board Member Lawrence F. Eichenfield, MD, chief of pediatric and adolescent dermatology at…
Meeting NewsVideo

VIDEO: Peter Hotez, MD, PhD, discusses rise of anti-vaccine movement

November 23, 2019
NEW YORK — In this video from the Infectious Diseases in Children Symposium, Peter J. Hotez, MD, PhD, professor of pediatrics and dean of the…