Response to desmopressin treatment for nocturnal enuresis in children appears to be compromised in the presence of constipation, particularly in children with severe enuresis and those prescribed low doses, as reported in a recent study.
Eating yogurt appears to reduce the severity and duration of diarrhoea, promote gastrointestinal health, and prevent allergy in infants and toddlers, according to the results of a qualitative systematic review.
About two out of three children with ruptured or symptomatic cerebral aneurysms have good long-term outcome, with annual bleeding and aneurysm recurrence rates low after treatment, according to a study.
There are significantly varied concentrations of cefoxitin trough in the first 24 hours following paediatric cardiac surgery, a recent study has shown. Serum creatinine and body weight are independently associated with cefoxitin concentration. In addition, the pharmacodynamics (PD) target has not been achieved in majority of the explored population, regardless of the target bacteria.
April 17 marks World Haemophilia Day, and this year’s theme is “Reaching Out – The First Step to Care”. Adjunct Assoc Prof Joyce Lam Ching Mei, head of the Haematology Laboratory and Blood Bank and senior consultant from the Paediatric Haematology/Oncology Service at KK Women’s and Children’s Hospital, Singapore, speaks to Elaine Soliven on the importance of recognizing and managing bleeding disorders in primary care.