Children with pseudomyopia more likely to develop myopia, study finds
A new analysis suggests pseudomyopia was an independent risk factor for myopia development among school-aged children in China.
Childhood obesity management may influence cardiovascular risk trajectory in adulthood
A new scientific statement indicates lifestyle interventions may change the trajectory of obesity-related cardiovascular risk from onset in childhood to manifestation in adulthood.
Low-dose atropine eye drops may reduce myopia progression in children
Results from the phase 3 CHAMP trial may support low-dose atropine as a pharmacological treatment option for myopia progression in children.
Imbalance in gut bacteria may play critical role in obesity development
A new analysis found differences in the gut bacteria seen in adults with obesity, suggesting that changes in the gut microbiota that predispose to adult obesity may begin in early childhood.
Eye trauma associated with non-powder guns increasing among children
Trends in the incidence of eye injuries associated with non-powder guns should be interpreted with caution as COVID-19 may have interfered with epidemiological trends.
Biosimilar ranibizumab appears effective in treatment of retinopathy of prematurity
An analysis of 118 infant eyes in India suggests the biosimilar is safe and effective in treating ROP, with about one-third of eyes requiring reinjection at 7 weeks after the first dose.
In utero exposure to COVID-19 may increase obesity risk in children
Children exposed to maternal COVID-19 during pregnancy showed lower birth weight, lower birth BMI, and accelerated postnatal weight gain, compared with those unexposed.
Improving built environments could help address adolescent obesity
Built environments, but not social and economic environments, were negatively associated with BMI and overweight or obesity status, with a stronger association among adolescents with longer exposure to their built environment.
FDA approves ALTUVIIIO for hemophilia A
Previously known as efanesoctocog alfa, once-weekly ALTUVIIIO is indicated for routine prophylaxis and on-demand treatment to control bleeding episodes for adults and children with hemophilia A.
Infants with acute ROP remain at risk of vision-threatening outcomes in later life
Investigators stress the need for timely surgical intervention to ensure favorable visual outcomes in patients with severe complications, including retinal detachment and vitreous hemorrhage.
Sugary drinks tax may be effective in preventing childhood obesity
A sugary drinks tax in England may have prevented over 5,000 cases of obesity a year in older girls, but had no significant association with obesity levels in year six boys or younger children.
Predicting EF trajectory phenotypes may inform AML treatment in pediatric patients
The accurate prediction of EF trajectory phenotypes may determine personalization of prognosis and treatment in a pediatric population with acute myeloid leukemia.
Visual impairment in children associated with lack of physical activity
Children regularly engaged in physical activities had significantly better visual and stereoacuity than those who reported moderate, light or no activity.
Late-onset glaucoma may develop at longer interval after childhood cataract surgery
Study findings suggest that some cases of secondary glaucoma occur up to 16 years after the original cataract surgery.
Maternal deaths in US saw substantial increase at onset of COVID-19 pandemic
The increase was highest for Hispanic and non-Hispanic Black Women.
Children born late, moderately preterm associated with higher cardiometabolic risk
Screening and early-life interventions for these patients may prevent cardiometabolic outcomes, according to investigators.
Preexisting CV conditions may increase COVID-19 severity among pediatric patients
New data suggest pediatric patients with a history of cardiac arrest are highly susceptible to hospitalization if infected with SARS-CoV-2.
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