In the management of paediatric bronchiolitis, high-flow oxygen therapy appears to be superior to standard oxygen therapy in terms of rate of escalation of care due to treatment failure, according to the results of a trial.
Adolescents and young adults appear to have a significantly increased risk of suicide following nonfatal self-harm, a study reports. Among this high-risk population, those who have used violent self-harm methods, particularly firearms, are at especially greater risk.
Shockwave lithotripsy (SWL) may increase the risk of repeat stone-related interventions in children with upper urinary tract calculi (UUTC) by twofold, a study has found. Intraoperative stent placement strongly predicts retreatment, potentially serving as a marker for complex cases or planned staged procedures.
Receptivity to any tobacco advertising is high among adolescents, and e-cigarette advertising is the most effective, reports a recent US study, which also shows that receptivity to advertising is associated with progression to use.
Dr Elizabeth Carpenter, Principal Scientist of Dairy Goat Co-operative (DGC) in New Zealand, spoke to MIMS about goat milk as a source of protein in childhood nutrition. Below are highlights from the interview.