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Infants born to mothers who smoke while pregnant are at an increased risk of developing bone fractures at preschool age, with maternal smoking having a potential negative effect on the bone development of the foetus, a study suggests.
Roshini Claire Anthony, 21 hours ago

Adalimumab at a dose of 0.8 mg/kg appears to be effective in treating children and adolescents with severe plaque psoriasis with no new safety risks, according to a recent phase III trial. 

21 hours ago
Intravenous magnesium sulphate does provide any benefit to paediatric patients with acute bronchiolitis, with the infusion appearing to have detrimental effects, a study has found.
7 days ago
Children with lower urinary tract (LUT) dysfunction and elevated body mass index (BMI) are highly likely to experience treatment failure, a recent study suggests.
Dr. Imelda L. Ereno, 8 days ago
Advances in antenatal, perinatal, and neonatal care lead to increased survival of preterm infants. As survival rates continued to increase, so did the angst of “intact survival,” or survival without disabilities. A recent meta-analysis revealed that at school-age, cognitive scores of former very low birth weight (VLBW) infants are approximately 10 points lower than those of matched control children1 due to difficulties with attention, behaviour, visual-motor integration, and language performance.2-3
Pearl Toh, 8 days ago
Maternal depression and insensitive parenting were independently associated with infant right frontal electroencephalogram (EEG) asymmetry, which has been linked to negative emotion and behavioural difficulties, among infants who spent a substantial amount of time with their mothers, according to data from the GUSTO* longitudinal birth cohort.
Pearl Toh, 10 days ago
Low levels of vitamin D due to genetic polymorphism is not associated with increased risks of immune-mediated diseases such as asthma and atopic dermatitis, nor is it linked to increased total serum immunoglobulin E (IgE), in contrast to previous observations from epidemiological studies.
Special Reports
Asykin Ismail, Dr. Hui Ling Chia, 26 Apr 2017
Plastic surgeon at KK Women’s and Children’s Hospital, Dr Chia Hui Ling, talks about how physical deformities can be devastating for a child’s development, and that it is crucial for paediatric surgeons to understand unique issues and challenges involved when caring for such conditions in children of all ages.
01 Mar 2017
At the recent Asia Pacific Alliance for the Control of Influenza (APACI) workshop in Kuala Lumpur, MIMS Doctor had the privilege of having an exclusive interview with eminent paediatric infectious disease specialist, Associate Professor Tawee Chotpitayasunondh. This article captures the highlights from our conversation with him.
09 Dec 2016
At the ‘Allergy During Childhood: How to Overcome Long-Term Health Consequences’ Conference of the Malaysian Society of Allergy and Immunology (MSAI) held in Kuala Lumpur, paediatric consultant in allergy and immunology, Dr Zakiudin Munasir, spoke to MIMS Doctor about cow’s milk protein allergy (CMPA), with a focus on the role of soy-based formula.
29 Nov 2016
Thalassaemia becomes a global health problem. Most women with thalassaemia trait can be picked up by universal prenatal screening for thalassaemia using mean corpuscular volume/haemoglobin, followed by haemoglobin pattern with or without DNA analysis.
11 Nov 2016
Probiotics is defined as “live microorganisms which when administered in adequate amounts confer a health benefit on the host”. The therapeutic efficacy of probiotics has been studied extensively in the treatment of gastrointestinal microbial disorders, including diarrhoea. This article summarizes clinical papers on the topic of probiotics in the treatment of diarrhoea in children.
26 Sep 2016
In this edition of MIMS Paediatric Supplement, we bring you selected highlights from the 2016 Congress of the European Society for Paediatric Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition (ESPGHAN).
26 Sep 2016
In this edition of MIMS Paediatric Supplement, we bring you selected highlights from the 38th MPA Congress 2016.
Conference Reports
Pearl Toh, 07 Jun 2016
Infants who were breastfed had a lower risk of developing non-communicable chronic diseases (NCDs) such as asthma, diabetes, and obesity later in life, according to a study presented at the recent European Society for Paediatric Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition (ESPGHAN) annual meeting held in Athens, Greece.
Pearl Toh, 03 Jun 2016
Pure oats can be safely included in the gluten-free diet (GFD) of children with coeliac disease, concluded researchers at the recent European Society for Paediatric Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition (ESPGHAN) annual meeting held in Athens, Greece.
Kavitha G. Shekar, 02 Jun 2016

Mode of delivery does not modify coeliac disease (CD) risk among infants born into at-risk families, report Italian researchers at the 49th Annual Meeting of the European Society for Paediatric Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition (ESPGHAN) 2016 in Athens, Greece.

Pearl Toh, 02 Jun 2016
A new dietary product derived from cow's milk fermentation with Lactobacillus paracasei CBA L74 protected against common infectious diseases (CIDs) affecting the respiratory and gastrointestinal tracts among young children attending daycare, according to a study presented at the recent European Society for Paediatric Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition (ESPGHAN) annual meeting held in Athens, Greece.
Radha Chitale, 02 Jun 2016
Young patients over 11 years old with biliary atresia don’t conform to existing models that select and prioritize adults for liver transplants, according to a small UK-based study presented at the annual meeting of the European Society for Paediatric Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition (ESPGHAN), held recently in Athens, Greece.
Kavitha G. Shekar, 01 Jun 2016

Human milk (HM) macronutrient, hormone and lipid content is similar in mothers with or without coeliac disease (CD), reported a study at the 49th Annual Meeting of the European Society for Paediatric Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition (ESPGHAN) 2016 in Athens, Greece.

Roshini Claire Anthony, 01 Jun 2016

Rotavirus acute gastroenteritis (AGE) is a common occurrence in children less than 2 years of age, though breastfed infants appear to have a lower risk of rotavirus-related diarrhoea, according to a study presented at the 49th Annual Meeting of the European Society for Paediatric Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition (ESPGHAN) 2016 held in Athens, Greece.

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