Children with preoperative illnesses, such as common cold, are not at increased risk for postoperative complications, according to a recent study. Preoperative illnesses that are not severe enough to postpone surgery may even have a protective effect, particularly for postoperative infections.
Children whose mothers have experienced psychological distress, such as anxiety and depressive symptoms, during pregnancy are more likely to contract recurrent respiratory infections by age 2 years, a recent study has found.
Extremely premature neonates with cumulative inspired oxygen exposure and frequent intermittent hypoxaemia events during the first 3 days of age are at increased risk of symptomatic childhood wheezing requiring prescription asthma medications, reports a study.
The severity, patterns over time and predictors of anxiety in children and adolescents undergoing chemotherapy or haematopoietic stem cell transplantation (HSCT) change with different instruments used, a new study has found.
The risk of severe outcome in children with measles, while independent of age, increases in the presence of encephalitis or pancreatitis and elevated C-reactive protein (CRP) values, a study has found.
Levels of serum proteins, particularly the leucine-rich alpha-2-glycoprotein 1 (LRG1), can be used as biomarkers for the diagnosis of Kawasaki disease (KD) and accurate identification of its phases, a new proteomic study reveals.