Exploring the efficacy and safety of rotavirus vaccinesJuly 12th 2021
Rotavirus can lead to gastrointestinal concerns that can be hazardous to children when rehydration isn’t readily available, which means that a safe, effective vaccine could be life-saving. A meta-analysis examines the safety and efficacy of available immunizations.
Keeping your child safe from COVID-19 this summerJuly 8th 2021
Parents and children are eager to get back to “normal” as the number of COVID-19 cases drops, so targeted education and individualized advice are important for families in an almost post–COVID-19 world. Pediatricians can provide guidance about what is and isn’t safe.
Using education to tackle parents' concerns about the flu shotJuly 7th 2021
Educating families to alleviate fear in pediatric populations regarding the flu vaccine will improve the vaccination rate and protect high-risk children. Due to the negative effects of the flu in children with diabetes, it is vital that at-risk youth be vaccinated.
Do flu shots during pregnancy lead to adverse childhood health outcomes?June 14th 2021
Many pregnant women are given the season influenza vaccination to provide protection for both mother and child. A study examines whether this vaccination is linked to adverse health outcomes in childhood.
Common recreational water illnesses in childrenJune 9th 2021
As summer approaches, many children will spend time playing in pools, water parks, lakes, rivers, and oceans. Several serious types of infections, although relatively infrequent, have been associated with recreational water activities.
ISV congress offers vaccine updates and information on hypersensitivityJune 4th 2021
The last meeting of the COVID-19 vaccine congress from the International Society for Vaccines (ISV) provided information on the hypersensitivity events tied to mRNA vaccines as well as the most recent information on the Janssen and Novavax vaccines.
ACOG advisory offers latest info for COVID-19 vaccine use in pregnant and lactating patientsMay 21st 2021
A recently updated Practice Advisory from the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG) provides an overview of the latest guidance for COVID-19 vaccination in pregnant and lactating patients.
CDC STI treatment guideline updatesMay 5th 2021
A session of the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists 2021 annual meeting pointed to the dramatic increase in sexually transmitted infections (STIs) in the United States and presented highlights from the updated Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) STI guidelines.
Pediatric admissions of substance abuse, suicide, and psychosis in a New York City hospital during the COVID-19 pandemicMay 3rd 2021
The Bronx experienced 1 of the highest mortality rates of COVID-19 during the beginning of the pandemic. Some early research suggests that quarantine and school closures had a major psychosocial impact on children during this time. A study presented at the virtual 2021 Pediatric Academic Societies meeting looks at how children and teenagers living in low socioeconomic settings were affected by the pandemic.
Are medically complex children at greater risk of severe COVID-19?May 3rd 2021
The medically complex child is often at greater risk of a life-threatening infection than his or her non-complex peers. A study presented at the virtual 2021 Pediatric Academic Societies meeting examines whether the medically complex child is at greater risk of COVID-19.
Impact of the pandemic on kids with autism is significantMay 2nd 2021
The pandemic has drastically changed the lives of children, but children with autism spectrum disorder in particular lost the routines that made life easier to handle. A study presented at the virtual 2021 Pediatric Academic Societies meeting offers insight.
Identifying “silent” COVID-19 infections reduces disease burden in kidsApril 30th 2021
With the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) vaccine still not authorized for use in most of the pediatric population, reducing infection in children is important and identifying asymptomatic and presymptomatic infections could be key.