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Get caught up with our journal! Review some of the top stories from the Contemporary Pediatrics website over the last week, and catch up on anything you may have missed.

Thank you for visiting the Contemporary Pediatrics® website. Take a look at some of our top stories from last week (Monday, July 1, to Friday, July 5, 2024), and click on each link to read and watch anything you may have missed.

1.) A 9-year-old boy presents with neck mass

A 9-year-old boy was seen for follow-up of a neck mass noted several years earlier. He first presented with this finding at 3 years of age, when during an otherwise unremarkable examination, he became upset, and a protuberant swelling was noted in the anterior aspect of the right side of his neck. The mass was soft and presented as a bulge just above his right clavicle, and as quickly as it appeared, it disappeared as the child relaxed. At his initial presentation, the child had no history of head or neck trauma or any recent illnesses. He also had full range of motion of his neck, with no complaints of pain, nor was the area erythematous or tender to palpation. This swelling had not been observed at home before this time.

What's the diagnosis?

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2.) Girl, 8 months, presents with red, painful cheeks

A healthy 8-month-old girl awoke with painful indurated red plaques on both cheeks, with the left worse than the right. Although there was concern for cellulitis, she did not have a fever or other systemic symptoms. Her mother said the girl had been sucking on a popsicle for 10 minutes the previous evening before bed.

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3.) Social media and mental health: Content, sleep, and screen time

In this video interview, Willough Jenkins, MD, the inpatient medical director of Consultation Liaison and Emergency Psychiatry at Rady Children's Hospital in San Diego, California, breaks down what we know about screen time and sleeping habits, types of content children could have access to through social media, good and bad, and advice for families when a reduction in screen time may need to take place.

"What I encourage everybody to do is look at the child individually. How are they engaging with content, what type of content they're using, and making sure you have a good understanding of that situation," said Jenkins. "I really encourage parents to have that conversation, and also to come into it, not with a black and white approach, because it's likely unrealistic that your child will get off social media."

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4.) Practical reminders to prevent drowning among children

"It is something that happens quickly, it happens usually insidiously, and it's really difficult to unwind the damage from drowning as time goes by," said James Barry, MD, a pediatric emergency fellow in Rochester, New York, in this video interview with Contemporary Pediatrics.

"It's really important for any pediatrician, any provider, in the first 8 hours if the patient is showing pulmonary symptoms, could be a sign of a lead to pulmonary compromise. So it's really important for those children to get evaluated if they are having those pulmonary symptoms in the first 8 hours, even if you feel like it wasn't a real submersion."

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5.) FDA approves bedaquiline as part of therapy for pulmonary tuberculosis

The FDA has issued a traditional approval for bedaquiline (SIRTURO; Johnson & Johnson) to be a part of combination therapy for individuals aged 5 years and older with pulmonary tuberculosis (TB) because of Mycobacterium tuberculosis resistant to at least rifampicin and isoniazid.

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Parent-reported asthma symptom prevalence and COVID vaccination association

A new study published in JAMA Network Open explored population-level, parent-reported childhood asthma symptom prevalence and COVID-19 vaccination, demonstrating that higher COVID-19 vaccination rates could offer protection against symptomatic asthma.

In this Contemporary Pediatrics interview, study author Matthew M. Davis, MD, MAAP, executive vice president, enterprise physician-in-chief and chief scientific officer, Nemours Children's Health, Wilmington, Delaware, breaks down the study, offering insight to design, patient groups, and outcomes.

"We wanted to understand something that nobody had looked at before, which is, did the rates of asthma stay lower in 2021?" stated Davis.

Click here to watch the full interview with the lead study investigator.

Goat milk-based infant formula: Benefits, data, and misconceptions

In this Contemporary Pediatrics interview, Ari Brown, MD, FAAP, details the benefits of goat milk-based infant formula, discusses FDA authorized Kabrita goat milk-based infant formula, and highlights misconceptions associated with goat milk-based formula.

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