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Differences in characteristics and outcomes of children and adolescents with Multisystem Inflammatory Syndrome in Children (MIS-C) vs. severe acute COVID-19

26 Feb, 2021 | 08:43h | UTC

Characteristics and Outcomes of US Children and Adolescents With Multisystem Inflammatory Syndrome in Children (MIS-C) Compared With Severe Acute COVID-19 – JAMA

Commentary: Studies help discern severe COVID from related kids’ syndrome – CIDRAP

 

Commentary on Twitter

 


New protocol tested SARS-CoV-2 positivity on day 9 among quarantined student contacts of confirmed cases, resulting in safe reduction in loss of instructional time

26 Feb, 2021 | 08:42h | UTC

SARS-CoV-2 Positivity on or After 9 Days Among Quarantined Student Contacts of Confirmed Cases – JAMA

Commentary: Is the CDC 10-day COVID-19 quarantine guideline enough? – News Medical

 

Commentary on Twitter

 


Testing strategies for diagnosing tuberculosis in young children

24 Feb, 2021 | 02:05h | UTC

Sensitive and Feasible Specimen Collection and Testing Strategies for Diagnosing Tuberculosis in Young Children – JAMA Pediatrics (free for a limited period)

Editorial: Diagnosing Childhood Tuberculosis: A Small Step Forward (free for a limited period)

Commentary: Diagnosing Pediatric TB in the Resource-Limited Areas – Physician’s Weekly

 


Educators may be more central drivers of Covid-19 in schools than students, CDC study finds

24 Feb, 2021 | 02:55h | UTC

Educators may be more central drivers of Covid-19 in schools than students, CDC study finds – CNN

Original study: Clusters of SARS-CoV-2 Infection Among Elementary School Educators and Students in One School District — Georgia, December 2020–January 2021 – CDC Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report

 

Commentary on Twitter

 


Schools may see a burst of the common cold when they reopen, research suggests

24 Feb, 2021 | 02:51h | UTC

Schools may see a burst of the common cold when they reopen, research suggests – STAT

 


Cutaneous findings in SARS-CoV-2-associated Multisystem Inflammatory Disease in Children (MIS-C)

23 Feb, 2021 | 01:57h | UTC

Cutaneous findings in SARS-CoV-2-associated Multisystem Inflammatory Disease in Children (MIS-C) – Open Forum Infectious Diseases

Commentary: Experts at Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia Describe Types of Rashes Associated with MIS-C – Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia

 


SR: Multisystem inflammatory syndrome in children related to COVID-19

21 Feb, 2021 | 22:11h | UTC

Multisystem inflammatory syndrome in children related to COVID-19: a systematic review – European Journal of Pediatrics

 

Commentary on Twitter (thread – click for more)

 


Open schools in Sweden during the SARS-CoV-2 pandemic were associated with low incidence of severe Covid-19 among schoolchildren and children of preschool age

18 Feb, 2021 | 03:19h | UTC

Open Schools, Covid-19, and Child and Teacher Morbidity in Sweden – New England Journal of Medicine

 


Cohort study: Factors associated with severe SARS-CoV-2 infection in children

17 Feb, 2021 | 01:38h | UTC

Factors Associated With Severe SARS-CoV-2 Infection – Pediatrics

Commentary: Large study outlines risk factors for severe COVID-19 in children – 2 Minute Medicine

 


Recommended childhood and adolescent immunization schedule: United States, 2021

15 Feb, 2021 | 00:58h | UTC

Recommended Childhood and Adolescent Immunization Schedule: United States, 2021 – Pediatrics

Commentary: AAP Releases 2021 Child, Adolescent Immunization Schedule – HealthDay

Table 1. Recommended Child and Adolescent Immunization Schedule for ages 18 years or younger, United States, 2021

Table 2. Catch-up immunization schedule for persons aged 4 months–18 years who start late or who are more than 1 month behind, United States, 2021

Table 3. Recommended Child and Adolescent Immunization Schedule by Medical Indication, United States, 2021

See also: All CDC Immunization Schedulles

 


Limited transmission of COVID-19 from open schools but teachers were affected: Swedish study

15 Feb, 2021 | 01:11h | UTC

Limited transmission of COVID-19 from open schools but teachers were affected: Swedish study – Uppsala University

Original Study: The effects of school closures on SARS-CoV-2 among parents and teachers – Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences

 

Commentary on Twitter

 


CDC says it’s safe to reopen schools — with proper precautions

15 Feb, 2021 | 01:09h | UTC

CDC says it’s safe to reopen schools — with proper precautions – Vox

See also: CDC Offers Clearest Guidance Yet For Reopening Schools – NPR

Guideline: Schools and Child Care Programs​ – Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

 


RCT: Delayed antibiotic prescription feasible for children with uncomplicated respiratory infections

12 Feb, 2021 | 02:02h | UTC

Delayed Antibiotic Prescription for Children With Respiratory Infections: A Randomized Trial – Pediatrics (link to abstract – $ for full-text)

Commentary: Data support delayed antibiotics in kids with respiratory infections – CIDRAP

 


Study: New B.1.1.7 variant does not result in more severe disease in children compared to the original strain

12 Feb, 2021 | 02:23h | UTC

Effect of the new SARS-CoV-2 variant B.1.1.7 on children and young people – The Lancet Child & Adolescent Health

 

Commentary on Twitter

 


ERS guidelines for the management of children and adolescents with bronchiectasis

11 Feb, 2021 | 02:05h | UTC

Task Force report: European Respiratory Society guidelines for the management of children and adolescents with bronchiectasis – European Respiratory Journal

 


SARS-CoV-2 seroprevalence study in daycare centers in France suggests low rates of infection in very young children

10 Feb, 2021 | 01:55h | UTC

SARS-CoV-2 seroprevalence study in daycare centres in France suggests low rates of infection in very young children – The Lancet

Original study: SARS-CoV-2 transmission among children and staff in daycare centres during a nationwide lockdown in France: a cross-sectional, multicentre, seroprevalence study – The Lancet Child & Adolescent Health

 

Commentary on Twitter (thread – click for more)

 


RCT: Posaconazole noninferior to voriconazole for primary treatment of invasive aspergillosis

7 Feb, 2021 | 21:00h | UTC

Posaconazole versus voriconazole for primary treatment of invasive aspergillosis: a phase 3, randomised, controlled, non-inferiority trial – The Lancet (link to abstract – $ for full-text)

 


Policy Statement: Antibiotic Stewardship in Pediatrics

4 Feb, 2021 | 01:21h | UTC

Antibiotic Stewardship in Pediatrics – Pediatrics

Commentary: Guidance Provided for Antibiotic Stewardship in Pediatrics

 


RCT: In a population with a high prevalence of Rheumatic Heart Disease, screening schoolchildren with echocardiography can enable timely initiation of secondary antibiotic prophylaxis

27 Jan, 2021 | 01:05h | UTC

Effectiveness of Systematic Echocardiographic Screening for Rheumatic Heart Disease in Nepalese Schoolchildren: A Cluster Randomized Clinical Trial – JAMA Cardiology

Commentaries: Echo Screening for Rheumatic Heart Disease in Kids Gets a Boost – TCTMD

Editorial: Screening for Rheumatic Heart Disease—Quo Vadis?

Author interview: Systematic Echocardiographic Screening for Rheumatic Heart Disease in Nepalese Schoolchildren – JAMA

 

Commentary on Twitter

 


AHA Scientific Statement: Contemporary diagnosis and management of rheumatic heart disease

20 Oct, 2020 | 01:34h | UTC

Contemporary Diagnosis and Management of Rheumatic Heart Disease: Implications for Closing the Gap: A Scientific Statement From the American Heart Association – Circulation

Top Things to Know: Contemporary Diagnosis and Management of Rheumatic Heart Disease – American Heart Association

 


[Abstract Only] Nationwide cohort study in Sweden shows HPV vaccination linked to reduced risk of invasive cervical cancer

1 Oct, 2020 | 08:56h | UTC

HPV Vaccination and the Risk of Invasive Cervical Cancer – New England Journal of Medicine

News Release: HPV vaccine effective against cervical cancer – Karolinska Institutet

 


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