A technology based on analysis of images taken using a smartphone provides acceptable estimates of total serum bilirubin levels in newborn infants, with an accuracy that does not differ from that of transcutaneous bilirubin measurement, according to a US study.
In paediatric patients with asthma, viral infection has minimal effect on measures of acute severity and clinical recovery, a study has found. Meanwhile, the risk of asthma relapse is elevated in the presence of atopy.
Greater waist circumference (WC) may be a useful predictor for elevated blood pressure (BP) in children and adolescents, according to a study presented at the 13th Asian-Pacific Congress of Hypertension held in Singapore.
The addition of a macrolide* to empirical β-lactam** therapy did not reduce length of hospitalization in children with pneumonia, a recent study found, raising questions on the routine use of macrolides in this setting.
A series of implementations has successfully reduced waiting time for patients in a Singapore hospital by 30 percent, according to a recent study. These interventions may serve as a viable option in other healthcare settings to improve waiting time, which is one of the critical indicators of healthcare quality provided by any medical institution.
New drug applications approved by US FDA as of 16 - 31 October 2017 which includes New Molecular Entities (NMEs) and new biologics. It does not include Tentative Approvals. Supplemental approvals may have occurred since the original approval date.
Continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP) is a common technique for alleviating respiratory distress in infants with bronchiolitis. Most studies of CPAP have been conducted in an intensive care setting, but a recent trial assessed the feasibility of using CPAP to treat infants with bronchiolitis in a general paediatric ward.
New drug applications approved by US FDA as of 16 - 30 April 2017 which includes New Molecular Entities (NMEs) and new biologics. It does not include Tentative Approvals. Supplemental approvals may have occurred since the original approval date.