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Similar asthma outcomes, but higher allergy rates, in ART-conceived children
Elaine Soliven, Yesterday
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.
Early switch from exclusive breastfeeding tied to stunting
Tristan Manalac, 3 days ago
Children born to mothers with lower educational levels appear to be at a higher risk of having compromised growth, according to a recent Indonesia study.
What do young T1DM patients look for in ketone breath sensors?
Tristan Manalac, 4 days ago

Young patients with type 1 diabetes mellitus (T1DM) find the noninvasive nature of ketone breath sensor devices attractive, especially as compared with blood testing, according to a recent study. Still, concerns about such devices remain, including their ease of use, accuracy, and affordability.

Tenofovir in mothers plus HBIG in infants best prevent vertical HBV transmission
5 days ago
For mothers with hepatitis B virus (HBV) infection who are positive for both hepatitis B surface and envelope antigens, administering a combination of hepatitis B vaccine and immunoglobulin (HBIG) in their infants plus tenofovir disoproxil fumarate (TDF) in the mothers themselves appears to be the best approach for preventing vertical disease transmission, according to a study.
Overweight, obesity do not worsen disease activity for children with IBD
05 Aug 2022
In children with newly diagnosed inflammatory bowel disease (IBD), overweight and obese status are not associated with worse disease activity at 1 year after diagnosis compared with normal weight, results of a study have shown.
Allergy testing during pregnancy could avoid unnecessary antibiotic exposure
05 Aug 2022
Exposure to oxcarbazepine during pregnancy is associated with congenital malformations and even foetal/perinatal death, suggest the results of a systematic review and meta-analysis.
Expectant mums’ use of dolutegravir safe for babies
Jairia Dela Cruz, 04 Aug 2022

Treatment with dolutegravir during pregnancy does not appear to pose an excess risk of adverse birth outcomes, according to two studies presented at the 24th International AIDS Conference in Montreal, Canada.

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16 Mar 2022
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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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16 Jun 2021
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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
Introducing infants to a reduced protein Nordic diet may set better eating habits
Roshini Claire Anthony, 29 Jul 2022

A Nordic diet with a reduced protein content, when introduced in infancy before initiation of complementary feeding, appears to lead to healthier eating habits, according to results of the OTIS trial presented at ESPGHAN 2022.

CD-TREAT diet induces response/remission, improves QoL in patients with active CD
Elaine Soliven, 21 Jul 2022
CD-TREAT* diet, a food-based diet with a similar dietary profile to exclusive enteral nutrition (EEN), induces clinical response or remission and improves quality of life (QoL) in children and adults with active Crohn’s disease (CD), according to a study presented at ESPGHAN 2022.
High-dose zinc intake tied to less feeding intolerance in VLBW infants
Elaine Soliven, 06 Jul 2022
High-dose zinc supplementation was significantly associated with decreased feeding intolerance in very low birth weight (VLBW) preterm infants, according to a study presented at ESPGHAN 2022.
Persistent ALT elevation triples risk of future T2D among overweight, obese children
Jairia Dela Cruz, 30 Jun 2022
Children with overweight or obesity risk developing future type 2 diabetes (T2D) by threefold in the presence of persistent elevations in alanine aminotransferases (ALT), according to a study presented at the 54th Annual Meeting of the European Society for Paediatric Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition (ESPGHAN 2022).
Methotrexate proven safe, effective as first-line immunomodulator in paediatric CD
Stephen Padilla, 30 Jun 2022
Use of methotrexate (MTX) appears safe and effective as first-line immunomodulator for maintenance therapy in children with Crohn’s disease (CD), suggests a study presented at the 54th Annual Meeting of the European Society for Paediatric Gastroenterology, Hepatology, and Nutrition (ESPGHAN 2022).
Cardiac size reduced in malnourished children
Stephen Padilla, 29 Jun 2022
Cardiothoracic ratios (CTR) are lower than the mean and R wave amplitudes are decreased in acutely malnourished children, reports a preliminary study presented at the 54th Annual Meeting of the European Society for Paediatric Gastroenterology, Hepatology, and Nutrition (ESPGHAN 2022).
Prucalopride offers relief in children with refractory idiopathic constipation
Jairia Dela Cruz, 28 Jun 2022
Three out of five teens with refractory constipation achieve improvements in bowel movement with prucalopride, while having acceptable side effect profiles, as shown in a small study.