A phase II randomized, controlled trial has recently reaffirmed the safety profile of ceftazidime–avibactam in children with complicated urinary tract infection (cUTI), which is consistent with that of adults and of ceftazidime monotherapy.
Consuming polyphenol-rich pomegranate juice during pregnancy was associated with better microstructural development and functional connectivity in the brains of newborns with intrauterine growth restriction (IUGR), suggests preliminary evidence from a pilot randomized study.
Bilateral cochlear implantations for children with severe-to-profound sensorineural hearing loss may not be a cost-effective healthcare investment for Singapore, unless the cost of the implants decrease appropriately, according to a recent study.
Asian countries face the largest burden of childhood cancer in terms of disability-adjusted life-years (DALYs), according to a recent analysis of the Global Burden of Diseases, Injuries and Risk Factors Study (GBD) 2017.
Use of antiepileptic drugs (AEDs) during pregnancy was significantly associated with an increased risk of language delay in offspring at 5 and 8 years of age, according to a study presented at EAN 2019.
Delaying the transfer of embryo until the blastocyst stage during in-vitro fertilization (IVF) increased obstetric complications and twin births in a Nordic study. This finding is particularly important as there’s a spike in assisted reproduction technology (ART) treatments being performed with blastocyst transfer (BT) in recent years, according to the investigators.
Baseline body mass index (BMI) and, to a lesser extent, school socioeconomic status are associated with subsequent weight status in schoolchildren, according to a study. Lifestyle behaviours show a lower effect as compared with prior BMI, but children with a healthier lifestyle have a reduced risk of overweight and obesity at follow-up.
Use of electronic vapour products (EVP), or vaping, has been associated with an increased likelihood of engaging in sexual and substance-use risk behaviours among US teenagers, according to data from the 2017 National Youth Risk Behaviour Survey presented at the Paediatric Academic Societies (PAS) 2019 Meeting.
Parenteral antibiotic therapy duration for bacteraemic urinary tract infection (UTI) in young infants may be safely shortened, according to a recent study showing that recurrence and readmission or emergency department revisitation rates are comparable between a ≤7-day and a longer therapy course.