Pediatrics

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Leveraging technology to improve care and patient outcomes

The CHAMP app supports at-home monitoring of patients with single ventricle cardiac disease. Takeaways: CHAMP is a single ventricle interstage application for home monitoring that transcends the organization by integrating the standardization of ambulatory care...
Statement from FDA Commissioner Scott Gottlieb, M.D. – FDA is carefully evaluating prescription opioid medications approved to treat cough in children

FDA announces plans to evaluate use of opioids for treating cough in children

On Aug. 21, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) announced that an upcoming meeting of the pediatric advisory committee will focus on the use of prescription opioid products containing hydrocodone or codeine for...

New warnings for codeine, tramadol use in children and nursing mothers

On April 20, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) announced that it is requiring a series of changes to labeling for codeine and tramadol to protect children and nursing mothers from harm. Read...

Children in U.S. have low aerobic fitness levels compared to other countries

According to a study on aerobic fitness in youth aged 9-17, published in in the British Journal of Sports Medicine, the United States ranked 47 out of 50 countries. Read more and read the...

Promoting dietary wellness in toddlers: Helping caregivers overcome barriers

Nutrition can have a positive or negative impact on health throughout the entire lifespan. Proper diet and nutrition is always essential, but it is especially important during the toddler years, ages 1 to 3....
feeding tube

Verifying NG feeding tube placement in pediatric patients

Nasogastric (NG) tubes are placed to administer enteral nutrition, medications, or fluids to children of all ages who are unable to ingest enough proper nutrition by mouth to grow and develop normally. Most NG...

Amateur contact sports in youth may increase risk of CTE in adulthood

Males who play amateur contact sports in their youth may be at higher risk for chronic traumatic encephalopathy (CTE) as adults, according to an article in Ata Neuropathologica. Read more and read the study abstract.

New guidelines for children with pulmonary hypertension

The American Heart Association and American Thoracic Society have issued the first guidelines for children with pulmonary hypertension. The guidelines are published in Circulation. Read more and access the guidelines.

FDA approves Promacta for pediatric patients with chronic ITP

On Aug. 24, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved Promacta (eltrombopag) to treat chronic immune thrombocytopenic purpura (ITP) in pediatric patients (ages one year and older). Read more.
Child care

Exploring childcare health consultant as a career option

The child care health consultant (CCHC) is a specialized role with the primary goal of promoting the safest and healthiest environment for the staff and children in child care settings, including child care centers,...

NINR releases pediatric palliative care brochure

The National Institute of Nursing Research (NINR) has released “Palliative Care for Children: Support for the Whole Family When Your Child Is Living with a Serious Illness” as part of its part of the...

Fitness levels decline as children age

The fitness level of children declines as they age, according to a study in the Journal of Pediatrics. Aerobic capacity among boys starts to decline in the sixth grade, while girls experience a continual...

Boys more likely than girls to receive antipsychotic medication prescriptions

Boys are more likely than girls to receive a prescription for antipsychotic medication regardless of age, according to a study in JAMA Psychiatry. Read more and read the study abstract.