Lack of reliable access to a sufficient quantity of affordable, nutritious food is detrimental to young children, as it results in fair-to-poor health and increased developmental risk, according to a study.
Neonatal intensive care unit (NICU) hospitalization has a strong negative impact on health-related quality of life (HRQoL) of parents of extremely preterm infants, a recent study has found. The rebound in HRQoL after discharge is similarly great.
In children admitted for orbital complications of acute rhinosinusitis (ARS), the most important causes of medical treatment failure are older age and stage II/III orbital complications at presentation, a recent study has shown.
Exposure to secondhand smoke during childhood is associated with an increased risk for atrial fibrillation (AF) during adulthood, a recent study has shown. Moreover, this association may be mediated by a greater tendency among offspring of smoking parents to smoke themselves.
Maternal exposures to heavy metals vanadium (V), arsenic (As) and lead (Pb) at early pregnancy appear to result in lower maternal free T3 (FT3) and FT3/free T4 (FT4) ratio, which may contribute to reduced birthweight, suggests a recent study.
April 17 marks World Haemophilia Day, and this year’s theme is “Reaching Out – The First Step to Care”. Adjunct Assoc Prof Joyce Lam Ching Mei, head of the Haematology Laboratory and Blood Bank and senior consultant from the Paediatric Haematology/Oncology Service at KK Women’s and Children’s Hospital, Singapore, speaks to Elaine Soliven on the importance of recognizing and managing bleeding disorders in primary care.
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.