New Test Helps Diagnose Type 1 Diabetes
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has approved a new test that may help doctors diagnose type 1 diabetes, the most common form diagnosed in children and adolescents.
Automated Urinalysis Helpful in ED Evaluation of Young Febrile Children
Automated urinalysis and urine dipstick with pediatric-specific cutpoints perform well in diagnosing urinary tract infection in young febrile children in the emergency department.
New Drug May Fight Serious Respiratory Virus in Infants
An experimental drug shows promise in treating respiratory syncytial virus (RSV), a leading cause of pneumonia in infants, researchers report.
Do colds increase the risk of stroke in children?
A recent study suggests that there may be an elevated stroke risk for children during the few days after a minor infection such as a cold.
Test reliably detects inherited immune deficiency in newborns
NIH-supported study suggests that early diagnosis of severe combined immunodeficiency leads to high survival rates
Monthly blood transfusions reduce sickle cell anemia-related brain injury in children
NIH-funded study provides hope for children with disease-related brain damage
Doctors may be missing chances to talk to teens about smoking
Less than a third of teens say their doctors have spoken to them about tobacco use, according to a new study.
Eye Test May Diagnose ADHD, Predict Treatment Response
A simple test examining involuntary eye movements may provide an objective way to tell whether individuals have attention-deficit/hyperactive disorder (ADHD) and whether stimulant medication will be an effective treatment, new research suggests.
Jury Out on Histamine-2 Receptor Antagonists for Pediatric GERD
There is little high-quality evidence to support the efficacy and safety of histamine-2 receptor antagonists (H2RAs) for pediatric gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD).
Overreliance on Oximetry for Infants in ED, Study Suggests
Pediatric emergency department (ED) physicians may be relying too much on oxygen saturation readings from pulse oximetry devices when deciding whether infants with bronchiolitis are hospitalized.
For Kids, Risks of Parental Smoking Persist Long-Term, Study Finds
Increased odds for asthma seen into teen years
One Third of Psychiatrists Not Using DSM-5
A new survey shows that more than a year after its release, many psychiatrists have not put the DSM-5 into practice.
High IL-6 Levels in Kids Predict Future Psychiatric Illness
The risk for depression and psychotic experiences in adolescence is almost 2-fold higher in individuals with the highest vs the lowest levels of interleukin-6 (IL-6) in childhood, a major longitudinal study shows.
Dyspnea Index Reliable in Teens with Paradoxical Vocal Fold Motion
The Dyspnea Index (DI) reliably assesses quality of life in adolescents with exercise-induced paradoxical vocal fold motion (PVFM), according to a new study.
Childhood Mental Disability Rates Up, Study Finds
Rates of developmental and mental disabilities -- ranging from speech problems to attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder -- have jumped 21 percent among U.S. children, according to a new report.
Doctors ID New Ways to Get More Kids Vaccinated
Messages that focus on benefits to the child have the most impact, study finds.
Controversial circumcision technique likely route of herpes transmission
Despite a move away from the practice in the mid-1800's, some strictly Orthodox Jews still use their mouths to suck the site of circumcision during a bris. According to a new assessment, this practice was the likely cause of infant herpes in more than two dozen reported cases.
HPV Vaccine Protects Against Infection 8 Years Out: Study
A new long-term study shows that the human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccine appears to protect against the sexually transmitted virus for at least eight years.
4 simple steps may cut catheter-associated UTIs in kids
Four simple steps appear to cut catheter-associated urinary tract infections (CAUTIs) in children, according to a new study.
Metabolic risk factors present at onset of overweight in preschoolers
By the time preschool-age children become overweight or obese, cardiometabolic risk factors including insulin resistance and fatty liver are already present in some, new research shows.
Myopia risk is lower with bevacizumab therapy for retinopathy of prematurity
Very high myopia is less likely when retinopathy of prematurity (ROP) is treated with bevacizumab instead of conventional lasers, according to results from the BEAT-ROP study.
Malaria Vaccine Effective Long-Term in Children and Young Infants
The RTS,S/AS01 malaria vaccine retains efficacy after 18 months in children and young infants, according to results from 11 sites in 7 countries across Africa.
Too Many Children Treated Empirically for Invasive Herpes Infection
Testing and empirical treatment for invasive herpes infection have been increasing in older and less sick children over the past decade in the US, according to research using the Pediatric Health Information System (PHIS) database.
Childhood Growth Hormone Use Tied to Later Stroke
Significantly higher risk of hemorrhagic stroke in early adulthood seen with treatment
Laparoscopic Cholecystectomy: Safe for Children
Laparoscopic cholecystectomy performed in children is associated with short hospital stays, few complications, and good long-term results.
Children's Hospitals Vary in Admission Rates
Variation seen for common conditions, even when adjusting for illness severity
Pelvic Radiography Unnecessary in Children if CT Is Planned
Plain pelvic radiography to detect fracture or dislocation among children with blunt torso trauma is only 78% sensitive.
Intervention Cuts Catheter-Related Pediatric UTIs
Quality-improvement initiative reduces catheter-associated urinary tract infection rates in children
In Neonatal ICU, Hand Washing Plus Gloves May Curb Infections
Extremely premature babies are less likely to develop infections when medical staff wear gloves after washing their hands, compared with just hand washing, a new study finds.
Concussions from top-of-head impact 'more severe'
According to a new study from the American Academy of Pediatrics, concussions arising from a blow to the top of the head are more likely to make young athletes lose consciousness.
30th Annual NANN Educational Conference
Sep 10 - 13, 2014
5th International Conference on Clinical Neonatology
Sep 11 - 13, 2014
53rd ESPE Meeting – the European Society for Paediatric Endocrinology
Sep 18 - 20, 2014
Society for Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics (SDBP) 2014 Annual Meeting
Sep 19 - 22, 2014
12th International Conference on Osteogenesis Imperfecta
Oct 11 - 15, 2014
2014 NASPGHAN Annual Meeting & Postgraduate Course
Oct 23 - 26, 2014
Miami Neonatology 2014
Nov 12 - 15, 2014