Treatment with pregabalin at 14 mg/kg/d, but not the lower dose, leads to a lower rate of attacks in children with focal onset seizures (FOS), although both doses are generally safe and well tolerated, a study has shown.
In children with type 1 diabetes, small doses of subcutaneous glucagon appear to be safe and effective in preventing hypoglycaemic episodes in cases of nausea, vomit or food refusal, a study has shown.
An observational cohort study in Zhejiang, China, has seen many asymptomatic children with the novel coronavirus disease (COVID-19), demonstrating the difficulty in isolating paediatric patients who do not have clear epidemiological information. In addition, this poses a serious situation in community-acquired infections.
Neonatal BCG vaccination appears to reduce mortality both in tuberculosis (TB)-exposed and TB-unexposed children, according to a study, suggesting that timing of BCG administration factors in all-cause mortality.
Most children treated with discordant antibiotics for third-generation cephalosporin-resistant urinary tract infections (UTIs) may experience initial clinical improvement, with only a few requiring escalation of care, according to a study. This highlights the aptness of using current narrow-spectrum empiric therapy regimens while awaiting final urine culture results.