In foetuses exposed to the anti-Ro/SSA antibody, the rate of recurrence of conduction disturbances is higher than what was previously reported, according to a recent study. Moreover, the season of the year appears to be linked to atrioventricular (AV) time intervals during the congenital heart block risk period in such foetuses.
Fructans exacerbate several symptoms of irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) in children, a study has shown. However, those with fructan sensitivity cannot be identified based on baseline gastrointestinal symptoms, dietary intake, psychosocial factors or gas production.
Having both type 1 diabetes and coeliac disease (CD) autoimmunity in early childhood appears to be more common than expected, with the development of islet autoantibodies (IAs) conferring a significant risk of subsequent tissue transglutaminase autoantibodies (tTGAs), according to data from the TEDDY* study.
Neonatal adiposity is strongly associated with anthropometric measurements such as weight and the weight-to-length ratio (weight/length), according a Singapore study. These measures may then be employed as simple predictors of adiposity.
New drug applications approved by US FDA as of 1 - 15 October 2017 which includes New Molecular Entities (NMEs) and new biologics. It does not include Tentative Approvals. Supplemental approvals may have occurred since the original approval date.
Use of systemic antibiotics, in conjunction with performance of incision and drainage, in the management of paediatric acute skin and soft tissue infection (SSTI) appears to reduce Staphylococcus aureus colonization and the likelihood of infection recurrence, a prospective study has found.
Continuous glucose monitoring (CGM)-guided glucose titration appears to safely and effectively increase the time spent in the euglycemic range, while reducing the risk of both hypoglycaemia and hyperglycaemia and minimizing glucose variability in preterm infants during the first week of life, according to a study.