Children’s Health

While most children infected with the novel coronavirus have mild symptoms, a subset requires hospitalization and a small number require intensive care. A new report from pediatric anesthesiologists, infectious disease specialists and pediatricians at the Children’s Hospital at Montefiore (CHAM) and Albert Einstein College of Medicine, describes the clinical characteristics and outcomes of children hospitalized
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A primary care-based intervention to promote parent-teen communication led to less distress and increased positive emotions among adolescents, as well as improved communication for many teens, according to a new study by researchers at the Center for Parent and Teen Communication at Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP). The findings, which were published today in The
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A study conducted by researchers at Northwestern University, Chicago, has found that the placentas of pregnant women who were infected with severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV2) showed abnormalities, compared with those of uninfected women. The placentas had more features of maternal vascular malperfusion (MVM), a recognized pattern of damage to the placenta that
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Reviewed by Emily Henderson, B.Sc.May 15 2020 People who have experienced maltreatment during childhood are significantly more likely to develop conditions such as heart disease, high blood pressure and type two diabetes in adulthood, a new UK study has found. Childhood maltreatment, which includes any form of physical, sexual or emotional abuse or neglect experienced
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Reviewed by Emily Henderson, B.Sc.May 13 2020 Prevalence of food allergy among Medicaid-enrolled children across the U.S. was substantially lower (0.6 percent), compared to previous national estimates using parent surveys (7.6 percent) and reports of physician confirmation of food allergy (4.7 percent). The study, published in Academic Pediatrics, was the first to analyze Medicaid claims
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Reviewed by Emily Henderson, B.Sc.May 15 2020 Data collected over a 15-week period showed that using virtual care to manage diabetes patients in the hospital does not have a negative impact on their glycemic outcomes. This study, aimed at reducing provider and patient exposure during the COVID-19 pandemic, has broader implications for implementing telehealth to
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Reviewed by Emily Henderson, B.Sc.May 14 2020 As the number of children with severe COVID-19 illness grows, there is increasing urgency to ensure that potential treatments and vaccines are tested for safety and efficacy in children. Today, the Institute for Advanced Clinical Trials (I-ACT) for Children announced the launch of its COVID-19 Emergency Access Program,
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Remote consulting practices should be adopted widely during the COVID-19 pandemic to help low and middle income countries to help combat the virus and to provide quality healthcare to patients in the long-term, argue a team of researchers at the University of Warwick. By implementing remote consulting practices – such as consulting by mobile phone
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Since the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) outbreak was identified in Wuhan, China, in December 2019, many countries have introduced restrictive measures to curb the circulation and spread of severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2). Measures imposed have included social distancing and isolation, the banning of all nonessential activities, and the closure of many establishments,
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A study analyzing data from the Rhode Island Consortium for Autism Research and Treatment (RI-CART) found that only 3% of individuals diagnosed with autism spectrum disorder reported having fully received clinical genetic tests recommended by medical professional societies. The results bring to light a dissonance between professional recommendations and clinical practice, the researchers behind the
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