Virtual visits for paediatric postoperative care are safe, convenient, and economical, resulting in shorter wait times, reduced missed work and school, and clinical outcomes comparable to those of in-person visits, a recent study has shown.
Cyber and face-to-face bullying overlap with each other, although cyber-perpetrators seem to be less commonly involved in traditional bullying, a study reports. More importantly, both perpetrators and victims of cyberbullying experience post-traumatic stress symptoms.
Children admitted to paediatric intensive care unit (PICU) due to necrotizing pneumonia (NP) are mostly around 3 years of age, with pneumococcus being the main causative agent, reports a study. In addition, the evolution towards NP appears to be faster compared to other aetiologies.
Weight status influences an adolescent’s selection into different types of peer networks, a recent study has found. Underweight, overweight, and obese teens suffer from a higher risk of social isolation due to their weight.
Short-term daily consumption or probiotic lozenges containing Lactobacillus rhamnosus GG (LGG) and Bifidobacterium lactis BB-12 confers benefits for gingival health, as well as reduces the plaque carriage of periodontal pathogens, in adolescent males, a study has shown.
Intraoperative epidural analgesia, perioperative opioid and total dose of volatile agent appear to show some “clinically meaningful associations” with relapse-free survival (RFS) in children with solid organ tumour, particularly in paediatric sarcoma patients, according to a Singapore study. However, no statistically significant association exists between epidural use and an improved RFS.