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WHO: New report sounds the alarm on global shortage of 900 000 midwives.

6 May, 2021 | 08:45h | UTC

New report sounds the alarm on global shortage of 900 000 midwives – World Health Organization

Report: The State of the World’s Midwifery 2021 – UN sexual and reproductive health agency

 

Commentary on Twitter (thread – click for more)

 


Cohort study: Risk of developmental difficulties remains high among children born early

5 May, 2021 | 08:24h | UTC

Neurodevelopmental outcomes at age 5 among children born preterm: EPIPAGE-2 cohort study – The BMJ

News release: Risk of developmental difficulties remains high among children born early – The BMJ

 

Commentary on Twitter

 


RCT: Community-initiated kangaroo mother care reduced the risk of moderate-to-severe maternal postpartum depressive symptoms among mothers of low-birth-weight infants in low-income areas in India

5 May, 2021 | 08:21h | UTC

Effect of Community-Initiated Kangaroo Mother Care on Postpartum Depressive Symptoms and Stress Among Mothers of Low-Birth-Weight Infants: A Randomized Clinical Trial – JAMA Network Open

 

Commentary on Twitter

 


COVID studies note online learning stress, fewer cases in schools with protocols

4 May, 2021 | 08:47h | UTC

COVID studies note online learning stress, fewer cases in schools with protocols – CIDRAP

Study 1: COVID-19 Infections Among Students and Staff in New York City Public Schools – Pediatrics

Study 2:  Household COVID-19 risk and in-person schooling – Science

Study 3: Caregiver Perceptions of Children’s Psychological Well-being During the COVID-19 Pandemic – JAMA Network Open AND Editorial: It Is Time to End the Debate Over School Reopening

 


M-A: A third of kids develop a mental health problem after concussion

4 May, 2021 | 08:35h | UTC

News Release: A third of kids develop a mental health problem after concussion – Murdoch Childrens Research Institute

Original Study: Mental health after paediatric concussion: a systematic review and meta-analysis – British Journal of Sports Medicine

 


RCT: Discontinuing nasal continuous positive airway pressure either at 5 cm H2O vs. 3 cm H2O in infants ≤32 weeks of gestational age

3 May, 2021 | 05:15h | UTC

Discontinuing Nasal Continuous Positive Airway Pressure in Infants ≤32 Weeks of Gestational Age: A Randomized Control Trial – The Journal of Pediatrics (link to abstract – $ for full-text)

 

Commentary on Twitter

 


FDA says it will ban all menthol cigarettes and flavored cigars

30 Apr, 2021 | 08:29h | UTC

FDA says it will ban all menthol cigarettes and flavored cigars – STAT

See also: FDA Moves To Ban Cigarettes And Flavored Cigars – NPR

 


Household COVID-19 risk and in-person schooling – “While in-person schooling is associated with household COVID-19 risk, this risk can likely be controlled with properly implemented school-based mitigation measures”

30 Apr, 2021 | 08:19h | UTC

Household COVID-19 risk and in-person schooling – Science

News Release: In-Person Schooling with Inadequate Mitigation Measures Raises Household Member’s COVID-19 Risk – Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health

 

Commentary on Twitter

 


Cohort study: Association of maternal SARS-CoV-2 infection in pregnancy with neonatal outcomes – “although babies born of test-positive mothers are more likely to be born early, extremely few were infected with COVID-19”

30 Apr, 2021 | 08:17h | UTC

Association of Maternal SARS-CoV-2 Infection in Pregnancy With Neonatal Outcomes – JAMA

News release: Low risk of infection in babies born to mothers with COVID-19 – Karolinska Institutet

Editorial: Understanding Risk for Newborns Born to SARS-CoV-2–Positive Mothers – JAMA

 

Commentary on Twitter

 


Pre-post study: A hospital quality improvement intervention significantly reduced the rates of cesarean delivery for nulliparous, term, singleton, vertex births

29 Apr, 2021 | 08:21h | UTC

Hospital Quality Improvement Interventions, Statewide Policy Initiatives, and Rates of Cesarean Delivery for Nulliparous, Term, Singleton, Vertex Births in California – JAMA (free for a limited period)

Editorial: Initiatives to Reduce Cesarean Delivery Rates for Low-risk First Births – JAMA

 

Commentary on Twitter (thread – click for more)

 


Podcast: Congenital Heart Disease for the General Pediatrician

29 Apr, 2021 | 08:18h | UTC

#24: Congenital Heart Disease for the General Pediatrician – The Cribsiders

 


Pediatric intensive care challenges caused by indirect effects of the COVID-19 pandemic

28 Apr, 2021 | 08:33h | UTC

Paediatric intensive care challenges caused by indirect effects of the COVID-19 pandemic – Intensive Care Medicine

 

Commentary on Twitter

 


Viewpoint | Incorporating Adult Evidence into Pediatric Research and Practice: Bayesian Designs to Expedite Obtaining Child-Specific Evidence

27 Apr, 2021 | 09:28h | UTC

Incorporating Adult Evidence Into Pediatric Research and Practice: Bayesian Designs to Expedite Obtaining Child-Specific Evidence – JAMA

 


Immunization services begin slow recovery from COVID-19 disruptions, though millions of children remain at risk from deadly diseases – WHO, UNICEF, Gavi

27 Apr, 2021 | 08:41h | UTC

Immunization services begin slow recovery from COVID-19 disruptions, though millions of children remain at risk from deadly diseases – WHO, UNICEF, Gavi – World Health Organization

Related report: Disability considerations for COVID-19 vaccination: WHO and UNICEF policy brief, 19 April 2021 – World Health Organization

 

Commentary on Twitter

 


Opinion | Real-world data, not predictions, should drive decisions on Covid-19 and school opening

27 Apr, 2021 | 08:26h | UTC

Real-world data, not predictions, should drive decisions on Covid-19 and school opening – STAT

 

Commentary from the author on Twitter

 


Covid-19: More data on the increased risks to pregnant women and their newborn infants

23 Apr, 2021 | 08:44h | UTC

Maternal and Neonatal Morbidity and Mortality Among Pregnant Women With and Without COVID-19 Infection: The INTERCOVID Multinational Cohort Study – JAMA Pediatrics

Editorial: COVID-19 in Pregnant Women and Their Newborn Infants

Commentaries: Pregnant women with COVID-19 face high mortality rate – University of Washington School of Medicine AND Covid-19 raises risks for expectant mothers and babies, study says – CNN

Related: Effects of the COVID-19 pandemic on maternal and perinatal outcomes: a systematic review and meta-analysis

 

Commentary on Twitter

 


COVID vaccines and kids: five questions as trials begin

23 Apr, 2021 | 08:37h | UTC

COVID vaccines and kids: five questions as trials begin – Nature

Related perspective: Do Kids Really Need to Be Vaccinated for Covid? Yes. No. Maybe. – Undark

 


Preliminary Findings of mRNA Covid-19 Vaccine Safety in Pregnant Persons

22 Apr, 2021 | 08:49h | UTC

Preliminary Findings of mRNA Covid-19 Vaccine Safety in Pregnant Persons – New England Journal of Medicine

Audio Interview: Covid-19 Vaccines and Pregnancy — A Conversation with CDC Director Rochelle Walensky – New England Journal of Medicine

Commentaries: No evidence that Pfizer or Moderna vaccines are unsafe during pregnancy, a preliminary study says. – The New York Times AND Preliminary data show no safety concerns for pregnant women receiving COVID-19 vaccines – AAP News AND Messenger RNA COVID vaccines likely safe for pregnant women: Study – ABC News

 


Study shows low incidence of post-acute COVID-19 symptoms (“Long Covid”) in children after mild disease

22 Apr, 2021 | 08:40h | UTC

Post-acute COVID-19 outcomes in children with mild and asymptomatic disease – The Lancet Child & Adolescent Health

 

Commentaries on Twitter

 


Perspective | Do Kids Really Need to Be Vaccinated for Covid? Yes. No. Maybe.

22 Apr, 2021 | 08:38h | UTC

Do Kids Really Need to Be Vaccinated for Covid? Yes. No. Maybe. – Undark

 

Commentary on Twitter

 


Maternal, Fetal, and Child Outcomes of Mental Health Treatments in Women: A Systematic Review of Perinatal Pharmacologic Interventions

22 Apr, 2021 | 08:19h | UTC

Maternal, Fetal, and Child Outcomes of Mental Health Treatments in Women: A Systematic Review of Perinatal Pharmacologic Interventions – Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality

See also: Final Report AND Evidence Summary

 


NICE Guideline | Neonatal infection: antibiotics for prevention and treatment

21 Apr, 2021 | 06:46h | UTC

Neonatal infection: antibiotics for prevention and treatment – National Institute for Health and Care Excellence

 


NICE Guideline | Postnatal care

21 Apr, 2021 | 06:43h | UTC

Postnatal care – National Institute for Health and Care Excellence

 


Chlamydia and gonorrhea: new recommendation to screen sexually active patients under 30

20 Apr, 2021 | 05:42h | UTC

Guideline: Recommendation on screening for chlamydia and gonorrhea in primary care for individuals not known to be at high risk – Canadian Medical Association Journal

News release: Under 30 and sexually active? It’s a good idea to get tested for chlamydia and gonorrhea – Canadian Task Force on Preventive Health Care

Summary: Chlamydia and gonorrhea: new recommendation to screen sexually active patients under 30 – Canadian Task Force on Preventive Health Care

Related USPSTF Draft Statement: Screening for Chlamydia and Gonorrhea – U.S. Preventive Services Task Force

 


RCT: Atenolol has similar efficacy as propranolol with fewer adverse events in the treatment of problematic infantile hemangiomas

20 Apr, 2021 | 05:32h | UTC

Efficacy and Safety of Propranolol vs Atenolol in Infants With Problematic Infantile Hemangiomas: A Randomized Clinical Trial – JAMA Otolaryngology-Head & Neck Surgery (link to abstract – $ for full-text)

 


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