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Patients Will Be Asking: Should I be concerned about arsenic in baby food?

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Should we be combining drugs with therapy for our anxious child?

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Should I throw away my child’s foam dart guns?

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Should I expose my allergic child to peanuts?

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New in Pediatrics

  • Clinical Essentials from Pediatr Infect Dis
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Pediatric ear infection: amoxicillin remains first-line treatment of choice

French study shows very low rate of penicillin-resistant S. pneumoniae carriage.

  • Clinical Essentials from J Matern Fetal Neonatal Med
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Routine voiding cystourethrogram unnecessary in most neonatal UTI

With the exception of neonates with persistently abnormal renal ultrasound or at high risk, VCUG is unnecessary.

  • Clinical Essentials from JAMA Pediatr
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In pediatric cardiac arrest, hypotension soon after therapeutic hypothermia is not good

Discharge survival is lower in these patients.

Sickle-cell-related mortality declining among children, increasing among adults | ASH
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Sickle-cell-related mortality declining among children, increasing among adults | ASH

Chronic cardiac complication was most commonly listed as the underlying or contributing COD in 2010-2014.

Emicizumab highly effective in pediatric hemophilia A with inhibitors | ASH
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Emicizumab highly effective in pediatric hemophilia A with inhibitors | ASH

95% of patients experienced no bleeding events requiring treatment.

  • Clinical Essentials from Pediatrics
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Rotavirus vaccine: study highlights missed opportunities in hospitalized infants

Unnecessary delay until discharge renders many infants age-ineligible.

  • Clinical Essentials from Clin Microbiol Infect
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Multiplex PCR tests to detect respiratory viruses: a meta-analysis

They generally perform well—especially for influenza A.

  • Clinical Essentials from Aliment Pharmacol Ther
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Many drugs, not just antibiotics, alter gut flora

Proton pump inhibitors, metformin among those linked to concerning changes.

  • Clinical Essentials from Clin Infect Dis
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Elizabethkingia infections in children: sporadic but often severely chronic

Elizabethkingia cases in US children surpass numbers in other countries.

  • Clinical Essentials from PLoS One
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Does this child have IBD? Check fecal calprotectin

Adding it to red-flag symptoms helps substantially.

  • Clinical Essentials from Cochrane Database Syst Rev
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Feed thickeners for infant reflux: a meta-analysis

Moderate-quality evidence says they significantly reduce reflux episodes.

  • Clinical Essentials from JPSM
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A new way to prevent phantom-limb pain in children

Gabapentin works in adults, and now children, too.

  • Clinical Essentials from Bull World Health Organ
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Zika persists in semen for 144 days after infection, symptom onset

Infected men, including those with vasectomy, should be counseled on transmission prevention.

  • Clinical Essentials from Lancet
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Zika vaccine: early data demonstrate safety, immunogenicity

Data from 3 placebo-controlled, randomized phase 1 trials.