June 9th 2023
As children get set to head into the sun, grass, and water, now is the perfect time to remind patients and parents about best practices, treatments, and preventive measures.
FDA warns of drug compounding amid shortages of drugs containing semaglutideJune 7th 2023
Semaglutide (Wegovy; Novo Nordisk) for obesity in adolescents, along with 2 other approved products containing semaglutide, are currently on the FDA’s drug shortages list, prompting the agency to warn patients and providers about drug compounding.
FDA grants marketing authorization for Cue OTC, at-home COVID-19 testJune 7th 2023
The at-home test correctly identified 98.7% of negative and 92.9% of positive samples for individuals with signs and symptoms of upper respiratory infection, according to a study reviewed by the FDA.
Progression to type 1 diabetes in autoantibody-positive children could be slowed by increased physical activityJune 5th 2023
Results of the study, which was an analysis of accelerometry data the TEDDY study, indicate every 10-minute increase in daily moderate to vigorous physical activity was associated with an 8% reduction in risk of progressing to type 1 diabetes, but this association was not present among those who were single islet autoantibody-positive or single islet autoantibody-negative.
A previously healthy 2-week-old girl developed multiple, asymptomatic pustules on her scalp, forehead, eyelids, and upper cheeks. She has been growing and developing well with appropriate weight gain. What's the diagnosis?
Early risk factors associated with behavioral dysregulation trajectoriesJune 2nd 2023
Risk detection practices and targeted interventions promoting adaptive developmental trajectories for at-risk children can be successful by identifying the earliest antecedents of persisting emotional and behavioral dysregulation.
Acute and chronic complications in children with type 1 diabetes mellitusJune 1st 2023
Part of the risk of developing kidney involvement begins when type 1 diabetes mellitus (T1DM) sets in and establishes itself in the patient, with up to 65% of children experiencing acute kidney injury during T1DM onset, which can further predispose to the development of future chronic kidney disease.
Higher risk of autoimmune, other disorders associated with children of mothers with alopecia areata
New data indicates that increased risk for offspring in developing different disorders is associated with maternal alopecia areata exposure, expanding the available information on alopecia and maternal autoimmunity.
Here’s what parents think of pre-owned child health and safety equipmentMay 25th 2023
Over 50% of parents said they have used pre-owned child health and safety equipment. Whether it comes from family or a stranger, from cribs to car seats, all equipment should be inspected and researched before allowing a child to use it according to a C.S. Mott Children’s Hospital National Poll on Children’s Health.
FDA clears algorithm-based automated insulin dosing system for T1D patients 6 years and upMay 25th 2023
The Beta Bionics iLet ACE Pump and the iLet Dosing Decision software, matched with a compatible FDA-cleared integrated continuous glucose monitor, use an algorithm to determine and command insulin delivery to users.
Donna Hallas, PhD, PPCNP-BC, CPNP, PMHS, FAANP, FAAN, asks if health care providers are ready for this post pandemic world following the declaration of the end of the global health emergency from WHO in May 2023.