Joshua Fitch is an editor for Contemporary Pediatrics.
Potential impacts red dye No. 3 has on children
In this Contemporary Pediatrics® interview, Jamie Alan, RPh, PharmD, PhD, associate professor, Department of Pharmacology and Toxicology, Michigan State University, talks about the potential impacts red dye No. 3 has on children, and why an assembly bill in California is trying to eliminate it.
How air pollution and climate change impact infants and birthing people
At the 2023 Pediatric Academic Societies meeting, held in Washington, DC, from April 27 to May 1, 2023, the impact that air pollution and climate change has on infants was discussed.
FDA expands approval of somapacitan-beco injection to children with growth hormone deficiency
With the recent FDA-approved indication for children aged 2.5 years and older, somapacitan-beco is the first and only once-weekly growth hormone (GH) for children and adults.
Incorporating the Rapid Interactive Screen Test for ASD in primary care
Reasons why primary care should incorporate the Rapid Interactive Screen Test for autism spectrum disorder were presented during a session at the 2023 Pediatric Academic Societies Meeting held in Washington, DC.
FDA approves 20-valent pneumococcal conjugate vaccine for infants 6 weeks and older
According to Pfizer, the company’s pneumococcal conjugate vaccine Prevnar 20 has been approved by the FDA to treat infants and children aged 6 weeks to 17 years for the prevention of invasive pneumococcal disease (IPD).
Rana Hamdy, MD, outlines being co-chair of a diagnostic stewardship symposium at the 2023 PAS meeting
Rana Hamdy, MD, discusses being co-chair of a diagnostic stewardship symposium at the 2023 Pediatric Academic Societies meeting, held in Washington, DC from April 27 to May 1.
Emapalumab induces remission of macrophage activation syndrome
According to a phase 2 study, remission of macrophage activation syndrome (MAS) secondary to systemic juvenile idiopathic arthritis (sJIA) or adult-onset Still’s disease (AOSD) was achieved in patients taking emapalumab who failed high-dose glucocorticoids.
Erica Sood, PhD, discusses her Pediatric Academic Societies meeting workshop focused on improving emotional health in children with chronic conditions
Erica Sood, PhD, Nemours Children’s Health pediatric psychologist, discusses her workshop focused on improving the emotional health of children with chronic conditions, which will be presented at the 2023 Pediatric Academic Societies meeting held in Washington, DC from April 27 to May 1.
What Colleen Kraft, MD, is expecting from the 2023 Pediatric Academic Societies meeting
Colleen Kraft, MD, MBA, FAAP, is attending the 2023 Pediatric Academic Societies meeting taking place in Washington, DC from April 27 to May 1. In this Contemporary Pediatrics® interview, watch Kraft discuss the poster she'll be presenting and what she expects from the meeting overall.
FDA approves Medtronic meal detection insulin pump system for type 1 diabetes
The MiniMed 780G system has been approved for children aged 7 years and up with type 1 diabetes (T1D), according to Medtronic.
Suspected self-poisoning suicide attempts skyrocket during pandemic
Suspected self-poisoning suicide attempts increased 73% for children aged 10 to 12 years and 30% for those aged 10 to 19 years in 2021 compared to 2019, according to a Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report (MMWR) from the CDC.
AAP: Tips for teaching children about body boundaries and safety
Not forcing affection, using appropriate language, and controlling media exposure are just some of the American Academy of Pediatrics’ tips for teaching children about body boundaries and safety.
UNICEF flagship report highlights urgent need to resume child immunizations
The COVID-19 pandemic took a massive toll on routine vaccinations for children across the globe. Now, the United Nations Children’s Fund is calling for quick and swift action to get back on track.
Impact of fear of hypoglycemia in adolescents with T1D varies by potential associations
Fear of hypoglycemia (FOH) among youth and adolescents with type 1 diabetes (T1D) can lead to impaired sleep but may not negatively affect physical activity.
Knowledge gaps from new medical graduates could impact management of type 1 diabetes in children
Knowledge gaps in basic management and diagnosis of type 1 diabetes (T1D) are present in newly graduated medical students, according to a recent study.
Ritlecitinib demonstrates efficacy in alopecia areata patients 12 years and older
Ritlecitinib could be a suitable treatment option for alopecia areata patients aged 12 years and older following positive results from a recent trial.
Discussing historic pediatric medical breakthroughs
Andrew Lam, MD, retinal surgeon, author, assistant professor, University of Massachusetts Medical School explains what readers can look forward to in his new book, "The Masters of Medicine: Our Greatest Triumphs in the Race to Cure Humanity’s Deadliest Diseases."
Parents believe there are pros and cons to teens having a job
There are mixed feelings when it comes to teenagers having a job, according to over 1000 parents surveyed in a recent C.S. Mott Children’s Hospital National Poll.
FDA approves expansion of primary immunodeficiency medicine for treatment in children
The FDA recently approved Hyqvia, expanding its use to treat pediatric patients with primary immunodeficiency (PI) aged 2 to 16 years.
How insulin changed the way type 1 diabetes was treated in children
Andrew Lam, MD, retinal surgeon, author, assistant professor, University of Massachusetts Medical School discusses the earliest treatments for type 1 diabetes in children, a topic of his new book, "The Masters of Medicine: Our Greatest Triumphs in the Race to Cure Humanity’s Deadliest Diseases," due out April 18, 2023.
Pediatric mental health and social media
Candice Jones, MD, discusses the impact and potential impacts social media has on the lives of children and adolescents, and how it can impact pediatric mental health.
Voluntary recall expanded due to potential undeclared cashews in Peanut Butter Chocolate Crispy Bars
Due to possible undeclared cashews in SimplyProtein’s Peanut Butter Chocolate Crispy Bars, the voluntary recall of the Costco-sold product has been expanded.
Community prevention system reduces handgun prevalence among rural-area adolescents
Over 4400 students participated in this community-randomized trial from 24 communities across 7 states.
2020 spike in SIDS likely due to diagnostic shifting, not COVID-19
Though an increased rate of sudden infant death syndrome (SIDS) occurred from 2019 to 2020, a recent study suggests the increase wasn’t directly related to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Drug-resistant patients have improved health-related quality of life post pediatric epilepsy surgery
At 2 years post-pediatric epilepsy surgery, 72% of patients were seizure-free compared to 33% of medically-treated patients.
Half of meningococcal vaccination appointments delayed or canceled during COVID-19 pandemic
A multi-country survey revealed 50% of meningitis vaccination appointments were delayed or canceled amid the COVID-19 pandemic, highlighting the need for “urgent action” to maintain routine vaccination levels among children, according to survey authors.
Quantifying public-school students with disabilities experiencing homelessness
Eric Rubenstein, PhD, assistant professor, Department of Epidemiology, Boston University School of Public Health, explains why continued data collection for public school students with disabilities that experience homelessness is crucial for better support and care in this population.
Atovaquone oral suspension, USP 750mg/5mL voluntarily recalled for potential Bacillus cereus contamination
With concerns of potential Bacillus cereus contamination, Atovaquone oral suspension, USP 750mg/5mL has been voluntarily recalled by Camber Pharmaceuticals Inc.
CDC: Early autism detection disrupted by COVID-19 pandemic
Data pulled from 11 communities in the Autism and Developmental Disabilities (ADDM) Network demonstrate higher autism prevalence for children aged 8 years.
Verapamil partially preserves beta cell function in children with newly diagnosed type 1 diabetes
According to the study, maintaining modest residual beta cell function in newly diagnosed patients is associated with a lower risk of vascular complications and hypoglycemia.
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