A new formulation of a low phenylalanine (Phe) diet, which contains increased concentrations of large neutral amino acids (LNAA), may be used for the life-long treatment of phenylketonuria (PKU), a recent study suggests.
Botulinum toxin is as good as surgery for treating acute-onset, comitant esotropia at 6 months in children, with the advantage of reducing general anaesthesia duration and healthcare costs, according to a small study.
The extent of paediatric-onset ulcerative colitis (UC) changes significantly over time, such that extraintestinal manifestation and higher paediatric UC activity index score at diagnosis may predict progression from limited to extensive disease during follow-up, according to a study.
The use of a 2.8 million probe-chromosomal (2.8 MM probe-CMA) microarray genetic test increases the diagnostic and treatment quality in simulated paediatric cases of developmental disorders, autism spectrum disorders or intellectual disabilities, a new study reports.
Short-term use of the norepinephrine reuptake inhibitor phentermine in addition to standard of care (SOC) lifestyle modification therapy may lead to greater weight loss in adolescents with obesity compared with SOC alone, according to a study.
Single weekly sessions of parasacral transcutaneous electrical neural stimulation (PTENS) show potential in the treatment of paediatric overactive bladder (OAB), producing improvements in urinary urgency and enuresis, a study has shown.
Regular and consistent exposure to secondhand smoke is associated with depressive symptoms in adolescent Korean males, a new study reports.
The combined use of hormonal treatment and the antiepileptic drug vigabatrin may offer better control of infantile spasms within four weeks compared to hormonal therapy alone, according to a recent study. However, researchers noted that this possible “sustained effect” needs to be confirmed after an 18-month follow-up period.
Undergoing surgery with anaesthesia before 4 years of age appears to have a small association with lower school grades at age 16 and lower IQ test scores at military conscription, suggests a study.
EGFR-ASAP1 signalling may contribute to hepatoblastoma (HBL) tumorigenesis and invasiveness, say US-based researchers.