Perspective

More than 280,000 kids treated for TBIs in EDs every year

March 14, 2019
Pediatric sports- and recreation-related traumatic brain injuries, or SRR-TBIs, cause more than 280,000 visits to EDs throughout the United States…

In the Journals

Light aerobic activity improves concussion recovery time

February 8, 2019
Teens who incorporated light aerobic activity into their concussion treatment plans recovered more quickly than those who did not exercise, according…

In the Journals

Light aerobic activity improves concussion recovery time

Infectious Diseases in Children, March 2019
Teens who incorporated light aerobic activity into their concussion treatment plans recovered more quickly than those who did not exercise, according…

In the Journals

TXA linked with decreased blood loss rate after adolescent scoliosis surgery

January 24, 2019
The use of tranexamic acid compared with placebo in patients who underwent surgery for adolescent idiopathic scoliosis significantly decreased blood…

In the Journals

AAP updates guidance on sport-related concussions in youth

November 12, 2018
Up to 1.9 million children are estimated to have concussions in the United States each year, and these injuries may be underreported among young…

Meeting News

Sleep helps children with sports-related concussions recover sooner

November 5, 2018
ORLANDO, Fla. — Young athletes with sports-related concussions who had poor sleep were more likely to experience greater symptom severity and a…

In the Journals

Parents' knowledge of concussion improves with decision aid

October 1, 2018
A decision-making aid that provides parents with information on minor head injuries through illustrations and charts helped them identify symptoms of…

Guidelines

CDC issues guideline for managing mild concussion in kids

September 6, 2018
The CDC published 19 recommendations in JAMA Pediatrics to assist physicians in diagnosing, treating and estimating the prognosis of mild traumatic…

Mobius Imaging announces 510(k) clearance for CT pediatric applications

April 26, 2018
Mobius Imaging LLC announced it has received 510(k) clearance for its Airo Mobile CT Imaging System for pediatric applications, according to a…

Perspective

SSI in non-idiopathic scoliosis showed susceptibility to aminoglycosides

Orthopedics Today, April 2018
Pediatric patients undergoing growth-friendly surgery for non-idiopathic scoliosis experienced a decrease in gram-negative rod susceptibility to…

In the Journals

AAP: Support diversity in patients, medical community

March 19, 2018
The mission of the AAP has been further bolstered in a statement issued by the organization, which promotes pediatric health and well-being for all…

In the Journals

Black children experience higher risk of mortality after surgery

January 10, 2018
Risk factors for mortality after surgery, including use of ventilation, oxygen support and wound infections, are more prevalent in black children…

Task force found insufficient evidence for, against recommended screening for AIS

January 9, 2018
The U.S. Preventive Services Task Force found the current evidence insufficient for making a recommendation for or against the screening of…

Orthopedics Today Grand Rounds

A 16-year-old female patient with progressively worsening back pain and deformity

Orthopedics Today, November 2017
Philip K. Louie, MD; Sravisht Iyer, MD; Brandon P. Hirsch, MD; Christopher J. Dewald, MD; Howard S. An, MD
A 16-year-old female high school soccer player with no known medical comorbidities (2 years post-menarche) presented to the clinic for evaluation of…

FDA clears NuVasive MAGEC system used with pediatric deformity fixation system

September 6, 2017
NuVasive Inc. announced it has received FDA 510(k) clearance for the use of its redesigned MAGEC scoliosis treatment system with its RELINE Small…

In the Journals

Study cites factors of reoperation within 48 hours of pediatric neurosurgery procedures

July 11, 2017
Within 48 hours of a pediatric neurosurgery procedure, investigators found about 25% of reoperation procedures were planned. However, for…

In the Journals

Study explores spinal column shortening for tethered cord syndrome in pediatric patients

July 10, 2017
For children and young adults with tethered cord syndrome, investigators of this study found spinal column shortening was a safe and efficient…

In the Journals

Clinical tool developed to identify children with TBI at low-risk for ICU-level care

June 29, 2017
Investigators developed a clinical tool for determining which pediatric patients with mild traumatic brain injury were at low-risk for needing…

Perspective

USPSTF releases draft recommendation on adolescent idiopathic scoliosis

May 30, 2017
The U.S. Preventive Services Task Force has issued a draft recommendation on adolescent idiopathic scoliosis that states that there is insufficient…

With or without past concussion, athletes had similar cognitive testing results

Orthopedics Today, April 2017
Cognitive rests showed similar results for high school football players who had multiple past concussions and players with no prior concussions in…