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Pfizer COVID-19 shot expanded to US children as young as 12.

12 May, 2021 | 08:53h | UTC

Pfizer COVID-19 shot expanded to US children as young as 12 – Associated Press

Counterpoint: Covid vaccines for children should not get emergency use authorization – The BMJ Opinion

Commentaries: Covid-19: FDA authorises Pfizer vaccine for children 12-15 – The BMJ AND Expert reaction to U.S. FDA authorising Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine for emergency use in adolescents – Science Media Centre

 


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

 


Characteristics and Disease Severity of US Children and Adolescents Diagnosed With COVID-19

14 Apr, 2021 | 01:59h | UTC

Characteristics and Disease Severity of US Children and Adolescents Diagnosed With COVID-19 – JAMA Network Open

Commentary: CDC: 1 in 3 children hospitalized with COVID-19 requires treatment in ICU – UPI AND 12% of Children with COVID Are Hospitalized: Study – WebMD

 

Commentary on Twitter

 


Epidemiology of Multisystem Inflammatory Syndrome in Children: A Step Closer to Understanding Who, Where, and When

7 Apr, 2021 | 01:52h | UTC

Editorial: Epidemiology of Multisystem Inflammatory Syndrome in Children: A Step Closer to Understanding Who, Where, and When – JAMA Pediatrics

Original study: Trends in Geographic and Temporal Distribution of US Children With Multisystem Inflammatory Syndrome During the COVID-19 Pandemic – JAMA Pediatrics

Commentaries: New findings in COVID-related kids’ syndrome, Kawasaki disease – CIDRAP AND Most kids with serious inflammatory illness had mild COVID – Associated Press

 


[Press release – not published yet] Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine 100% effective against Covid-19 in adolescents

1 Apr, 2021 | 03:52h | UTC

Press release: Pfizer-BioNTech Announce Positive Topline Results Of Pivotal Covid-19 Vaccine Study In Adolescents

Commentaries: The Pfizer-BioNTech Vaccine Is Said to Be Powerfully Protective in Adolescents – The New York Times AND Covid: Children ‘well protected by Pfizer vaccine’ – BBC AND Pfizer Says COVID-19 Vaccine Shows ‘100% Efficacy’ In Adolescents – NPR AND Pfizer says its COVID-19 vaccine protects younger teens – Associated Press AND Pfizer and BioNTech say vaccine prevents Covid-19 in adolescents – STAT

 

Commentaries on Twitter

 


CDC Guidance for schools says students can now stay 3 feet apart, rather than 6

21 Mar, 2021 | 22:07h | UTC

CDC Guidance: CDC Updates Operational Strategy for K-12 Schools to Reflect New Evidence on Physical Distance in Classrooms – Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

See also: Operational Strategy for K-12 Schools through Phased Prevention – Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Commentaries: CDC Says Schools Can Now Space Students 3 Feet Apart, Rather Than 6 – NPR AND CDC updates COVID school guidance, OKs 3-feet distancing – CIDRAP

Related: Cohort study: Effectiveness of three vs. six feet of physical distancing for controlling spread of COVID-19 among primary and secondary students and staff (study and commentary)

 

Commentaries on Twitter

 


Clinician Guide to COVID-19 diagnostics in children

21 Mar, 2021 | 21:48h | UTC

Clinician guide to COVID-19 diagnostics – ADC Education & Practice

 


Study: Children and young people remain at low risk of COVID-19 mortality

11 Mar, 2021 | 08:28h | UTC

Children and young people remain at low risk of COVID-19 mortality – The Lancet Child and Adolescent Health

 


RCT: 5 days of high-dose amoxicillin therapy noninferior to 10 days for the treatment of pediatric community-acquired pneumonia

9 Mar, 2021 | 02:29h | UTC

Short-Course Antimicrobial Therapy for Pediatric Community-Acquired Pneumonia: The SAFER Randomized Clinical Trial – JAMA Pediatrics (free for a limited period)

Editorial: Rightsizing Treatment for Pneumonia in Children

Commentary: Five days of antibiotics fine for children with pneumonia – McMaster University

 

Commentary on Twitter (thread – click for more)

 


Clinical Update: Acute covid-19 and multisystem inflammatory syndrome in children

2 Mar, 2021 | 02:11h | UTC

Acute covid-19 and multisystem inflammatory syndrome in children – The BMJ

 

Commentary on Twitter

 


RCT: Similar outcomes with intermittent vs. continuous pulse oximetry in hospitalized infants with stabilized bronchiolitis

2 Mar, 2021 | 01:42h | UTC

Intermittent vs Continuous Pulse Oximetry in Hospitalized Infants With Stabilized Bronchiolitis: A Randomized Clinical Trial – JAMA Pediatrics (link to abstract – $ for full-text)

Editorial: Should We Prioritize Deimplementation of Continuous Pulse Oximetry in Bronchiolitis Care?

 


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

 


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

 


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)

 


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

 


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

 


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)

 


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