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Pediatric battery-related emergency department visits in the US: 2010–2019.

21 Sep, 2022 | 13:13h | UTC

Pediatric Battery-Related Emergency Department Visits in the United States: 2010–2019 – Pediatrics

News Release: New study finds battery-related injuries in children more than doubled in recent decade – Nationwide Children’s Hospital

Commentary: Young Children are Ingesting Dangerous Batteries at an Alarming Rate – Science-Based Medicine

Related:

Vascular Complications in Children Following Button Battery Ingestions: A Systematic Review – Pediatrics

Position Paper: Diagnosis, management, and prevention of button battery ingestion in childhood.

Airway Complications Resulting From Pediatric Esophageal Button Battery Impaction: A Systematic Review – JAMA Otolaryngology-Head & Neck Surgery (link to abstract – $ for full-text)

Research: Honey May Reduce Injury and Improve Outcomes After Accidental Button Battery Ingestion

 


Systematic Reviews | Vascular complications in children following button battery ingestions.

21 Sep, 2022 | 13:12h | UTC

Vascular Complications in Children Following Button Battery Ingestions: A Systematic Review – Pediatrics

Related:

Pediatric Battery-Related Emergency Department Visits in the United States: 2010–2019 – Pediatrics

Position Paper: Diagnosis, management, and prevention of button battery ingestion in childhood.

Airway Complications Resulting From Pediatric Esophageal Button Battery Impaction: A Systematic Review – JAMA Otolaryngology-Head & Neck Surgery (link to abstract – $ for full-text)

Research: Honey May Reduce Injury and Improve Outcomes After Accidental Button Battery Ingestion

 


AAP Policy Statement | Helmet use in preventing head injuries in bicycling, snow sports, and other recreational activities and sports.

19 Sep, 2022 | 12:43h | UTC

Helmet Use in Preventing Head Injuries in Bicycling, Snow Sports, and Other Recreational Activities and Sports – Pediatrics

Technical Report: Helmet Use in Preventing Head Injuries in Bicycling, Snow Sports, and Other Recreational Activities and Sports – Pediatrics

Commentary: Multifaceted Approach Urged for Promoting Helmet Use for Children – HealthDay

 


Prevalence of multiple non-communicable diseases risk factors among adolescents in 140 countries: a population-based study.

29 Aug, 2022 | 12:04h | UTC

Prevalence of multiple non-communicable diseases risk factors among adolescents in 140 countries: A population-based study – eClinicalMedicine

 

Commentary on Twitter

 


WHO Guidance | Behavioral and social drivers of vaccination: tools and practical guidance for achieving high uptake.

22 Aug, 2022 | 12:13h | UTC

Behavioural and social drivers of vaccination: tools and practical guidance for achieving high uptake – World Health Organization

 


Retrospective cohort study | Risk of preterm birth, small for gestational age at birth, and stillbirth after covid-19 vaccination during pregnancy.

18 Aug, 2022 | 12:51h | UTC

Risk of preterm birth, small for gestational age at birth, and stillbirth after covid-19 vaccination during pregnancy: population based retrospective cohort study – The BMJ

News Release: No link between COVID-19 vaccination in pregnancy and higher risk of preterm birth or stillbirth – British Medical Journal

Related:

SARS-CoV-2 infection and COVID-19 vaccination in pregnancy – Nature Reviews Immunology

Cohort Study: COVID-19 vaccination during early pregnancy was not associated with increased risk of congenital fetal anomalies.

Retrospective Cohort: A population-based study in Sweden and Norway did not find an increased risk of pregnancy complications after COVID-19 vaccination.

WHO Questions and Answers: COVID-19 vaccines and pregnancy.

COVID vaccines safely protect pregnant people: the data are in.

COVID-19 vaccination in pregnancy—number needed to vaccinate to avoid harm.

A case-controlled study showed Covid-19 vaccination during early pregnancy was not associated with increased risk of first-trimester miscarriage.

Editorial: Covid-19 treatments and vaccines must be evaluated in pregnancy.

AstraZeneca vaccination not linked to reduced fertility rates and adverse birth outcomes.

Cohort study: Vaccinated pregnant patients had 90% lower risk of severe or critical Covid-19 compared with unvaccinated pregnant patients.

Two observational studies suggest spontaneous abortion is not increased following COVID-19 mRNA vaccination during pregnancy.

Study shows high effectiveness of the Pfizer mRNA COVID-19 vaccine in pregnancy.

5 Crucial Things to Know About COVID-19 Vaccines and Pregnancy.

CDC Guidance: Pregnant people should be vaccinated against COVID-19.

ACOG and SMFM Recommend COVID-19 Vaccination for Pregnant Individuals – “ACOG encourages its members to enthusiastically recommend vaccination to their patients.”

Cohort study: Pfizer/BioNTech COVID vaccine associated with 78% lower risk of Covid-19 in pregnancy.

 

Commentary on Twitter

 


Supplement | Evidence for global health care interventions for preterm or low birth weight infants.

12 Aug, 2022 | 15:16h | UTC

Homepage: Evidence for Global Health Care Interventions for Preterm or Low Birth Weight Infants – Pediatrics

Introduction to Evidence for Global Health Care Interventions for Preterm or Low Birth Weight Infants

Evidence for Global Health Care Interventions for Preterm or Low Birth Weight Infants: An Overview of Systematic Reviews

Mother’s Own Milk Compared With Formula Milk for Feeding Preterm or Low Birth Weight Infants: Systematic Review and Meta-analysis

Early Enteral Feeding for Preterm or Low Birth Weight Infants: a Systematic Review and Meta-analysis

Responsive Feeding for Preterm or Low Birth Weight Infants: A Systematic Review and Meta-analysis

Fast Feed Advancement for Preterm and Low Birth Weight Infants: A Systematic Review and Meta-analysis

Duration of Exclusive Breastfeeding for Preterm or Low Birth Weight Infants: A Systematic Review and Meta-analysis

Enteral Iron Supplementation in Preterm or Low Birth Weight Infants: A Systematic Review and Meta-analysis

Enteral Zinc Supplementation in Preterm or Low Birth Weight Infants: A Systematic Review and Meta-analysis

Enteral Vitamin D Supplementation in Preterm or Low Birth Weight Infants: A Systematic Review and Meta-analysis

Enteral Low-Dose Vitamin A Supplementation in Preterm or Low Birth Weight Infants to Prevent Morbidity and Mortality: a Systematic Review and Meta-analysis

Enteral Calcium or Phosphorus Supplementation in Preterm or Low Birth Weight Infants: a Systematic Review and Meta-analysis

Enteral Multiple Micronutrient Supplementation in Preterm and Low Birth Weight Infants: A Systematic Review and Meta-analysis

Family Involvement in the Routine Care of Hospitalized Preterm or Low Birth Weight Infants: A Systematic Review and Meta-analysis

 


Cohort Study | Effectiveness of the Pfizer vaccine against Omicron in children 5 to 11 years of age.

21 Jul, 2022 | 13:28h | UTC

Effectiveness of BNT162b2 Vaccine against Omicron in Children 5 to 11 Years of Age – New England Journal of Medicine

 


WHO | COVID-19 pandemic fuels largest continued backslide in vaccinations in three decades.

18 Jul, 2022 | 11:45h | UTC

COVID-19 pandemic fuels largest continued backslide in vaccinations in three decades – World Health Organization

Commentaries:

WHO, UNICEF sound alarm over childhood immunization slide – CIDRAP

Expert reaction to data from WHO and UNICEF on global childhood vaccination rates, including against diphtheria, tetanus and pertussis (DTP3); HPV; and measles – Science Media Centre

 

Commentary on Twitter (thread – click for more)

 


M-A | Global changes in child and adolescent physical activity during the COVID-19 pandemic.

12 Jul, 2022 | 12:53h | UTC

Global Changes in Child and Adolescent Physical Activity During the COVID-19 Pandemic: A Systematic Review and Meta-analysis – JAMA Pediatrics (free for a limited period)

 


WHO Guideline | Fortification of wheat flour with vitamins and minerals as a public health strategy.

7 Jul, 2022 | 13:02h | UTC

Guideline: fortification of wheat flour with vitamins and minerals as a public health strategy – World Health Organization

 


Effect of comprehensive smoke-free legislation on neonatal and infant mortality across 106 middle-income countries.

7 Jul, 2022 | 12:26h | UTC

Effect of comprehensive smoke-free legislation on neonatal mortality and infant mortality across 106 middle-income countries: a synthetic control study – The Lancet Public Health

 


AAP Policy Statement | Individual medical emergencies occurring at school.

6 Jul, 2022 | 11:57h | UTC

Individual Medical Emergencies Occurring at School – Pediatrics


M-A | Effectiveness of interventions to improve drinking water, sanitation, and handwashing with soap on risk of diarrheal disease in children in low-income and middle-income settings.

6 Jul, 2022 | 11:56h | UTC

Effectiveness of interventions to improve drinking water, sanitation, and handwashing with soap on risk of diarrhoeal disease in children in low-income and middle-income settings: a systematic review and meta-analysis – The Lancet

 

Commentary on Twitter


FDA orders Juul to remove all its e-cigarettes from US market.

6 Jul, 2022 | 11:46h | UTC

FDA orders Juul to remove all its e-cigarettes from US market – The BMJ

See also:

FDA orders all Juul e-cigarettes off the market – POLITICO

The FDA orders Juul to pull all of its vaping products from the U.S. market – NPR

FDA orders Juul Labs to remove products from US market – CNN

FDA News Release: FDA Denies Authorization to Market JUUL Products – U.S. Food & Drug Administration


Systematic Review | Maternal and child outcomes associated with the special supplemental nutrition program for women, infants, and children.

6 Jul, 2022 | 11:11h | UTC

Maternal and Child Outcomes Associated With the Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants, and Children – Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality


Brief Review | Sudden onset hepatitis in children.

4 Jul, 2022 | 12:41h | UTC

Sudden onset hepatitis in children – Nature Reviews Gastroenterology & Hepatology (if the link is paywalled, try this one)

Related: WHO Updated Report: Severe acute hepatitis of unknown etiology in children. (several articles on the subject)

 

Commentary on Twitter


Cohort Study: Pfizer vaccine effectiveness against omicron in children 5 to 11 years of age.

30 Jun, 2022 | 11:21h | UTC

BNT162b2 Vaccine Effectiveness against Omicron in Children 5 to 11 Years of Age – New England Journal of Medicine

 


AAP Policy Statement: Breastfeeding and the use of human milk.

29 Jun, 2022 | 12:13h | UTC

Breastfeeding and the Use of Human Milk – Pediatrics

News Release: American Academy of Pediatrics Calls for More Support for Breastfeeding Mothers Within Updated Policy Recommendations

 


WHO Updated Report: Severe acute hepatitis of unknown etiology in children.

28 Jun, 2022 | 11:23h | UTC

Severe acute hepatitis of unknown aetiology in children – Multi-country – World Health Organization

Related:

Outbreak of hepatitis in children: clinical course of children with acute liver failure admitted to the intensive care unit – Intensive Care Medicine (if the link is paywalled, try this one)

Investigating Acute Hepatitis of Unknown Origin in Children – American Society for Microbiology

What’s sending kids to hospitals with hepatitis—coronavirus, adenovirus, or both? – Science

Investigation into acute hepatitis of unknown aetiology in children in England Technical briefing 3 – UK Health Security Agency

Case numbers of acute hepatitis of unknown aetiology among children in 24 countries up to 18 April 2022 compared to the previous 5 years – Eurosurveillance

Severe acute hepatitis and acute liver failure of unknown origin in children: a questionnaire-based study within 34 paediatric liver centres in 22 European countries and Israel, April 2022 – Eurosurveillance

Severe acute hepatitis in children: investigate SARS-CoV-2 superantigens – The Lancet Gastroenterology & Hepatology

Puzzling pediatric hepatitis cases echo an earlier mysterious illness – STAT

Why COVID is a key suspect in severe hepatitis cases in kids worldwide – CBC

Hepatitis outbreak in children: What do we know so far? – Imperial College London

Explaining the unexplained hepatitis in children – The Lancet Infectious Diseases

Epidemiological update: Hepatitis of unknown aetiology in children – European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control

Unexplained hepatitis cases in kids rise to 348 in 20 nations – CIDRAP

Investigation into acute hepatitis of unknown aetiology in children in England Technical briefing 2 – UK Health Security Agency

With usual suspects ruled out, disease detectives try to crack mystery of viral hepatitis cases in kids – STAT

Acute Hepatitis and Adenovirus Infection Among Children — Alabama, October 2021–February 2022 – Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report

The CDC and WHO Have Reported an Unusual Cluster of Severe Pediatric Hepatitis Cases – Science-Based Medicine

Investigation into acute hepatitis of unknown aetiology in children in England Technical briefing – UK Health Security Agency

Multi-Country – Acute, severe hepatitis of unknown origin in children – World Health Organization

WHO says 12 countries have reported unusual cases of hepatitis in kids – STAT

CDC Alerts Providers to Hepatitis Cases of Unknown Origin – Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Recommendations for Adenovirus Testing and Reporting of Children with Acute Hepatitis of Unknown Etiology – Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Could Mysterious Hepatitis Cases be Triggered by COVID-19? – Health Policy Watch

Increase in hepatitis (liver inflammation) cases in children under investigation – UK Health Security Agency

U.S., U.K. investigating unusual cases of hepatitis in young children – STAT

Acute hepatitis of unknown aetiology – the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland – World Health Organization

Increase in acute hepatitis of unknown origin among children – United Kingdom – European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control

Mysterious liver illness seen in kids in US, Europe – Associated Press

 


Long COVID symptoms in SARS-CoV-2-positive children aged 0–14 years and matched controls in Denmark: a national, cross-sectional study.

28 Jun, 2022 | 11:16h | UTC

Long COVID symptoms in SARS-CoV-2-positive children aged 0–14 years and matched controls in Denmark (LongCOVIDKidsDK): a national, cross-sectional study – The Lancet Child & Adolescent Health

News Release: Largest study reports long COVID symptoms in children up to age 14 – Lancet

Commentaries:

Difficult questions about long COVID in children – The Lancet Child & Adolescent Health

Kids do get long COVID, but it seems uncommon, data reveal – CIDRAP

 


M-A: Health outcomes associated with micronutrient-fortified complementary foods in infants and young children aged 6–23 months.

28 Jun, 2022 | 10:51h | UTC

Health outcomes associated with micronutrient-fortified complementary foods in infants and young children aged 6–23 months: a systematic review and meta-analysis – The Lancet Child & Adolescent Health

 


EULAR/PRES recommendations for vaccination of pediatric patients with autoimmune inflammatory rheumatic diseases.

24 Jun, 2022 | 11:17h | UTC

EULAR/PRES recommendations for vaccination of paediatric patients with autoimmune inflammatory rheumatic diseases: update 2021 – Annals of Rheumatic Diseases

 


AHA Scientific Statement: Cardiopulmonary consequences of vaping in adolescents.

23 Jun, 2022 | 13:03h | UTC

Cardiopulmonary Consequences of Vaping in Adolescents: A Scientific Statement From the American Heart Association – Circulation Research

News Release: Action needed to reduce e-cigarette use among adolescents to lower lifetime CVD risk – American Heart Association

 


Sleep-Related Infant Deaths: Updated AAP 2022 recommendations for reducing infant deaths in the sleep environment.

23 Jun, 2022 | 13:05h | UTC

Sleep-Related Infant Deaths: Updated 2022 Recommendations for Reducing Infant Deaths in the Sleep Environment – Pediatrics

Commentaries:

New safe-sleep guidelines aim to reduce infant deaths – University of Virginia Health System

AAP Updates Recommendations for Safe Infant Sleep Practices – HealthDay

 

Commentary on Twitter

 


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