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Does LMWH improve live birth rate in women with inherited thrombophilia and miscarriage history?
Roshini Claire Anthony, 15 hours ago

The use of low-molecular-weight heparin (LMWH) during pregnancy did not increase the likelihood of live birth compared with standard surveillance in women with inherited thrombophilia who have experienced multiple miscarriages, according to a multinational study presented at ASH 2022.

Repeated low-level red-light therapy helps prevent myopia progression in children
19 hours ago
Treatment with repeated low-level red-light (RLRL) therapy with 100-percent power results in significant reduction in myopia progression over 6 months in myopic children when compared to a sham device with 10-percent original power, a China study has shown. In addition, the RLRL therapy is well tolerated and does not lead to serious adverse effects (AEs)
Buprenorphine use during pregnancy linked to better neonatal outcomes
Elaine Soliven, 20 hours ago
The use of buprenorphine during pregnancy appears to be associated with a lower risk of adverse neonatal outcomes compared with methadone use. However, adverse maternal outcomes are similar for both therapies, according to a recent study.
Paediatric RSV infection risk rises, drops depending on weather, air quality
Jairia Dela Cruz, 21 hours ago
Meteorologic factors appear to influence the risk of respiratory syncytial virus (RSV) infection in children, such that the risk is exacerbated when ambient temperature is low and absolute humidity is high, but the risk is decreased in the presence of increased air pollutant concentrations, according to a study in Singapore.
Modified Atkins diet may be better than keto for childhood drug-resistant epilepsy
Yesterday
Dietary modifications offer short-term benefits in children with drug-resistant epilepsy, but modified Atkins diet appears more tolerable and more likely to reduce the frequency of seizures than ketogenic diet, as shown in a study.
Dietary therapy a useful treatment option in eosinophilic esophagitis
3 days ago
Diet modification appears to be effective for treating eosinophilic esophagitis (EoE), with an overall histological remission rate of 53.8 percent, according to the results of a meta-analysis.
Autism spectrum disorders linked to cardiometabolic diseases
6 days ago
Children with autism spectrum disorders are at increased risk of diabetes, dyslipidaaemia, and heart disease, according to a study.
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Kids hard-hit by Delta; which ART performs best?
Elvira Manzano, 24 Oct 2021
That COVID-19 mostly spared children might be changing. The Delta variant has taken a severe, unthinkable toll on kids – at least in Arkansas, US, reports an expert at IDWeek 2021.
ID NOW rapid molecular assay an effective COVID-19 test for kids
Roshini Claire Anthony, 20 Oct 2021

A large retrospective study from the US, presented at IDWeek 2021, has shown that the Abbott ID NOW rapid molecular COVID-19 assay is highly sensitive and specific at detecting SARS-CoV-2 infection in a paediatric population.

Combined Ag/Ab rapid testing boosts case-finding in COVID-19
Elvira Manzano, 29 Jul 2021
A rapid and affordable test for diagnosing COVID-19 outside the walls of the healthcare units could improve case-finding, contact tracing, and infection control, says an expert during a pre-ECCMID 2021 session.
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Navigating the CPP patient journey – case-based discussion for nurses
06 May 2021
In a webinar held on 27 March 2021, paediatric endocrinology nurses Karen Blair, Kate Davies, and Siti Zarina Yaakop shared insights and clinical experience based on their frontline roles in caring for patients with central precocious puberty (CPP) and supporting their family members.
A Guide on Primary Immunodeficiency Disease and Allergies
05 Feb 2021

Primary immunodeficiency disease (PIDD) and allergies are two groups of conditions related to the immune system. However, they are uniquely different in terms of symptoms and treatment.

Conference Reports
Skin biomarkers predict AD risk, severity in newborns
Elvira Manzano, 27 Oct 2022
Predicting which newborn will go on to develop atopic dermatitis (AD) and how severe it will be is now feasible, according to the BABY* study.
Ruxolitinib improves repigmentation in vitiligo through 52 weeks
Elaine Soliven, 21 Oct 2022
Long-term use of ruxolitinib cream continued to improve facial and total body repigmentation in patients with nonsegmental vitiligo from 24 to 52 weeks, according to an updated pooled analysis of the phase III TRuE-V1* and TRuE-V2** studies presented at EADV 2022.
Lebrikizumab efficacy in atopic dermatitis maintained at 1 year
Roshini Claire Anthony, 12 Oct 2022

Maintenance lebrikizumab monotherapy appears to improve outcomes in patients with moderate-to-severe atopic dermatitis (AD), according to results of the phase III ADvocate1 and ADvocate2 trials.

ALLEGRO-LT shows long-term benefit of ritlecitinib for alopecia areata
Audrey Abella, 21 Sep 2022
In the interim analysis of the ongoing phase III ALLEGRO-LT trial, the investigational oral JAK3*/TEC inhibitor ritlecitinib demonstrated long-term safety and remarkable scalp hair regrowth in adults and adolescents with alopecia areata (AA).
Similar asthma outcomes, but higher allergy rates, in ART-conceived children
Elaine Soliven, 11 Aug 2022
Children conceived through assisted reproductive technology (ART) showed similar asthma outcomes but had a higher risk of allergies and slightly altered lung function compared with those who were born after spontaneous conception, according to a study presented at ESHRE 2022.
Timing of maternal antibiotic administration affects infant gut microbiome
Audrey Abella, 28 Jun 2021
Maternal administration of antibiotics prior to Caesarean section (CS) disrupts infant microbial colonization, according to the findings of the MAMI* trial presented at WCPGHAN 2021.
Bioactive nutrient-enriched infant formula may enhance neurocognitive outcomes
Elaine Soliven, 22 Jun 2021
A new infant formula supplemented with bioactive nutrients — containing MFGM* components, LC-PUFAs**, and synbiotics — may improve neurocognitive function and brain development in healthy children at 6 years of age, according to the COGNIS*** study presented at WCPGHAN 2021.