Meeting News

Maternal smoking may lead to reproductive health issues in daughters

September 20, 2019
Mothers who smoked during pregnancy had daughters who showed signs of increased testosterone exposure, which could result in long-term reproductive…

At Issue

‘The gray zone’: Discussing treatment options for extremely premature infants

Infectious Diseases in Children, September 2019
Advances in science and medicine have dramatically improved the odds of survival for premature infants. However, these babies continue to face

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Risk for neural tube defects from dolutegravir lower than previously thought

Infectious Diseases in Children, September 2019
According to results from the ongoing Tsepamo study in Botswana, infants born to women who took the integrase inhibitor dolutegravir for HIV…

Pharmacology Consult

Antihistamines for the common cold: Where’s the evidence?

Infectious Diseases in Children, September 2019
Edward A. Bell, PharmD, BCPS
Recommendations for the treatment of common viral upper respiratory tract infections (URTIs) in children have undergone significant changes over the…

In the JournalsPerspective

New technique helps detect autism spectrum disorder

September 19, 2019
Researchers developed a technique for analyzing children’s gazes that may help identify whether they have autism spectrum disorder, according…

A pregnant woman or newborn dies every 11 seconds, new estimate shows

September 19, 2019
An estimated 2.8 million pregnant women and newborns — approximately one every 11 seconds — die each year worldwide, mostly from…

In the Journals

Infant flu-associated hospitalizations may be higher than current estimates

September 18, 2019
The incidence of laboratory-confirmed influenza-associated hospital admissions among infants may be more than 2 times higher than current estimates…

In the Journals

Postoperative opioids unnecessary for some common pediatric surgeries

September 13, 2019
Postoperative opioid prescriptions for children are often unnecessary for some common surgeries, and safe opioid stewardship necessitates elimination…

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Studies highlight work-life imbalance, wage gap for female pediatricians

September 13, 2019
Two studies published recently in Pediatrics highlighted female pediatricians’ work-life imbalance and unequal pay compared with their male…

In the Journals

Maternal quinolone exposure increases risk for resistant infection in child

September 12, 2019
Children whose mothers received antimicrobial therapy with quinolones faced an approximately 50% increased risk for quinolone-resistant bacteriuria…

In the Journals

Fecal microbiota transplant reduces prevalence of AMR genes in children

September 12, 2019
Children who underwent fecal microbiota transplant, or FMT, experienced a significant reduction in recurrent Clostridioides difficile infection, or…

Trump administration moves to ban flavored e-cigarettes

September 11, 2019
The Trump administration unveiled plans today to remove all non-tobacco-flavored e-cigarette products from the market. Last week, the CDC reported…

In the Journals

Hospital intervention cuts rapid GAS testing by more than 50%

September 11, 2019
An intervention that included educating providers and families on guidelines for group A Streptococcus, or GAS, testing reduced the use of rapid…

In the Journals

Providers can help parents talk to teens about sex, alcohol use

September 10, 2019
Adolescents more frequently reported communicating with their parents about sex and alcohol use following an intervention in which pediatric primary…

AMA urges public to avoid e-cigarettes

September 10, 2019
The AMA implored the public to stop using e-cigarette s until health officials can determine the cause…

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Q&A: Raising awareness of chronic granulomatous disease

September 10, 2019
Primary immunodeficiencies are a group of over 350 rare and chronic conditions in which genetic defects cause the immune system to function…

FDA News

FDA warns Juul about marketing practices

September 9, 2019
The FDA has issued a warning letter to Juul Labs for marketing its products as modified risk tobacco products, without an appropriate FDA order in…

In the Journals

Peanut sublingual immunotherapy safe, effective for kids

September 9, 2019
Researchers demonstrated that long-term use of sublingual immunotherapy, or SLIT, was an effective and safe option to treat peanut allergy in…

Perspective

Transmission of Xofluza-resistant flu virus reported in Japanese siblings

September 6, 2019
A recent report published in Emerging Infectious Diseases detailed a case of likely human-to-human transmission of an influenza A virus with reduced…

In the Journals

Facebook, Instagram to promote CDC, WHO vaccine information

September 5, 2019
Facebook and Instagram will begin prompting users to visit the websites of the CDC and WHO for credible vaccine information. A Facebook spokesperson…