Author | Michael G Burke, MD

Articles

Behavioral sleep interventions really work, parents say

October 01, 2018

Most parents in a Facebook peer support group for parents using behavioral sleep interventions (BSIs) reported in an online survey that their infant cried significantly less by the end of 1 week of BSI implementation and that they achieved complete success within 2 weeks, regardless of which type of BSI they used.

Known HRV infection may not decrease risk of IBI

April 01, 2018

Infection with human rhinovirus (HRV) confirmed by polymerase chain reaction (PCR) does not decrease the likelihood of concurrent urinary tract infection (UTI) in infants aged from 1 to 90 days old, according to a study in well-appearing febrile infants in this age group.

Urinalysis identifies the youngest infants with UTIs

April 01, 2018

Urinalysis is extremely sensitive and specific for screening for urinary tract infections (UTIs) in febrile infants aged 60 days and younger, especially when the UTI is associated with bacteremia, a recent study showed.

BRUE in infancy does not increase risk of death

April 01, 2018

A meta-analysis of 12 studies of the risk of death after a brief resolved unexplained event (BRUE) found that such an event does not increase an infant’s risk of dying during his or her first year. The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) introduced BRUE, a sudden alteration in an infant’s breathing, color, tone, or responsiveness, as a replacement for “apparent life-threatening event” (ALTE) in a 2016 clinical practice guideline.