The prostaglandin analogue latanoprost demonstrates an acceptable safety profile in the long-term treatment of paediatric patients with glaucoma and ocular hypertension, with no evidence of clinically meaningful changes in ocular development or hyperpigmentation, according to the results of a 3-year safety study of the drug.
A simple instrument that uses thermistor-based breathing sensors can accurately measure respiratory rate (RR) in children, as well as in adults, holding great potential for diagnosing paediatric pneumonia in low-resource settings, according to a study.
It appears that early short-term nutritional intervention with 100-percent whey-based partially hydrolysed formula (PHF-W) instead of standard cow’s milk formula (CMF) lowers the incidence of atopic dermatitis (AD) and costs for healthy, high-risk, nonexclusively breastfed infants in Singapore, reports a study.
Increasing oral vitamin D3 supplementation from a daily recommended dose of 400 IU to 1,200 IU in infants did not improve bone strength or prevent infections as reported by their parents, according to the VIDI* study.
A recent meta-analysis of 133 randomized controlled trials (RCTs) showed that methylphenidate in children and amphetamines in adults are effective as first-line medications for treatment of attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD).
Teng Sung Shin, Joyce Lam Ching Mei, 20180903000000
Bleeding disorders in children can be divided into acquired and congenital conditions, with the acquired being far more common than the congenital. Clinical bleeding manifestations can vary in severity. Identifying the root cause early is crucial to control and halt bleeding as well as to prevent the risk of future bleeding in a vulnerable age group. This can be achieved by a thorough and salient history, physical evaluation, and appropriate investigations. This review will describe the common causes of bleeding disorders in children and will suggest an approach to the workup and diagnosis of such disorders.