A recent single-centre study, which reduced the birth weight (BW) threshold for bridging parenteral nutrition (PN) from 1,500 to 1,250 g, has found that PN was initiated in about one in four infants with a BW between 1,250 and 1,500 g.
Children with prior use of carbapenem are at increased risk of developing Stenotrophomonas maltophilia bloodstream infection (BSI), suggests a study. In addition, admission to the paediatric intensive care unit (PICU) due to BSI and prior glycopeptide use are significantly associated with the mortality rate in patients with S. maltophilia BSIs
Though uncommon, candidemia following cardiac surgery in children with congenital heart defect (CHD) proves to be a serious complication, reveals a study. The most common cause of non-albicans candidemia is the high frequency of fluconazole-resistant C. parapsilosis.
Targeting interleukin (IL)-13 with tralokinumab monotherapy helps reduce disease activity in adolescents with moderate-to-severe atopic dermatitis (AD) with a low frequency of conjunctivitis throughout the treatment period, according to data from the phase III ECZTRA 6 trial.
Individuals who were born preterm and large for gestational age are at increased risk of atrial fibrillation (AF) up to middle age, and the risk increase is independent of familial confounding factors, according to a multinational cohort study.