Children with early-onset type 1 diabetes (T1D) and poor glycaemic control have a slower growth of brain regions associated with sensory processing and cognition compared with nondiabetic controls, according to a longitudinal study of brain growth by the DirecNet*.
The optimal blood pressure (BP) goal for adults with childhood-onset type 1 diabetes (T1D) to reduce their risk of cardiovascular disease (CVD) may be lower than the current ADA*-recommended threshold of 130/80 mm Hg or 140/90 mm Hg**, according to data presented at ADA 2019.
Severely obese children, even in the absence of medical comorbidities, are at higher risk of perioperative respiratory-airway adverse events (AEs) even during anaesthesia for minor nonairway surgery, according to a Singapore study.
A self-monitoring application for children with asthma, namely the electronic-AsthmaTracker (e-AT), appears to effectively involve parents in the proactive care of their children, leading to sustained improvement in outcomes, as shown in a recent study.
An 8-week attention training programme using brain-computer interface (BCI) can help improve inattentive symptoms in children with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), thus providing a potential nonpharmacologic option for treating ADHD, a local study finds.
Infants with low Apgar scores within the normal range (7–10) are at increased risks of neonatal mortality and morbidity, according to a study in Sweden. Compared with infants with stable Apgar scores of 10, those with a decrease in score from 5–10 minutes are also at higher risk of morbidity.
On 8 August, the first town hall held by the Ministry of Health (MOH) with members of the pharmacy profession took place in Putrajaya. Over 500 pharmacists from across the country and from different areas of practice—community and hospital, public and private, academy and industry—converged to fill the auditorium for the chance to engage in direct dialogue with MOH.