The separation of newborns from their mothers due to control measures for the novel coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic lowers the rate of breastfeeding, both in the hospital and at home, a recent study has found.
Investigational drug AMO-02 (tideglusib) has a favourable risk-benefit and pharmacokinetic profile for congenital and childhood-onset type 1 myotonic dystrophy, a recent phase II study has shown. Further studies on tideglusib are warranted.
Children with bladder bowel dysfunction fare well with combined pelvic floor interferential electrical stimulation and muscle exercises, which can lead to a significant decrease in daytime incontinence, urgency, and constipation, as shown in a study.
In paediatric patients with microbial keratitis, the most significant risk factors are contact lens wear, trauma, and existing ocular disease, while pre-existing corneal disease and delay in presentation correlate with poor visual acuity, according to a study.
Thyroid dysfunction during pregnancy is associated with several neurocognitive outcomes in the offspring, suggest the results of a study. Prompt examination and treatment on thyroid function is urged for pregnant women.
A 4-week course of amoxicillin-clavulanate in children with protracted bacterial bronchitis (PBB) does not improve cough resolution rates compared with a 2-week course, according to a study from Australia. However, the longer course may significantly extend time to first cough exacerbation.