Despite its relative commonness and safety, complementary and alternative medicine does not seem to result in significant positive impacts on the length of hospital stay of patients with bronchiolitis, according to the results of a meta-analysis.
Urinary nerve growth factor/creatinine levels, aside from being a potential biomarker for paediatric overactive bladder (OAB), may also predict therapeutic efficacy in children with OAB, a study suggests.
Musculoskeletal pain at multiple sites among adolescents may be associated with an increased risk of mental health problems, especially mood and anxiety disorders, and mental healthcare use in young adulthood, a study suggests.
Exclusive enteral nutrition (EEN) may be better than corticosteroid (CS) medication in the primary treatment of paediatric patients with Crohn’s disease (CD), with a study showing that remission rates are higher with EEN.
Naturally occurring changes in children’s perception of barriers to physical activity, social support and neighborhood environment may be associated with the age-related decline in physical activity during the transition from childhood to early adolescence, a new study reports.
Extremely low-birth-weight (ELBW) infants who receive prophylactic indomethacin appear to have increased odds of spontaneous intestinal perforation (SIP) independent of early feeding, a study suggests. Furthermore, there is marked variability in the use of indomethacin.
Participating in an exercise program appears to have a positive impact on the quality of life and psychosocial functioning in children with complex congenital heart disease, according to a review of interventional studies.
There appears to be a significant reduction in sleep quality and efficiency at 2 weeks following major paediatric surgery, according to a study. Poorer sleep quality is particularly associated with greater next-day pain intensity.
Better and more thorough preventive measures should be established to reduce the number of falls in children and adolescents in Hong Kong, with a new study reporting that the number of hospital attendance due to falls is high and has been increasing over the years.
Both Crohn’s disease susceptibility genes and environmental factors, especially those related to microorganisms, play a role in the development of the immune mechanism in the gastrointestinal tract, a new study reports.