Postnatal exposure to household disinfectants may lead to higher infant body mass index at 3 years of age, according to a recent study, which further reports that this relationship is influenced by the gut microbiota at 3–4 months.
Initial treatment with intravenous immunoglobulin (IVIG) plus infliximab lessens the need for additional therapy in Kawasaki disease (KD) patients presenting with coronary artery lesions (CALs), a recent study has shown.
It is safe to revaccinate patients with a history of mild or moderate adverse events following immunization (AEFI), but more research is required in those with serious AEFIs who are less likely to be reimmunized, suggests a recent study.
Increased adult-child interaction, particularly conversational turn taking, during the first two years of the child’s life is correlated with more advanced cognitive and speech-language skills at 9–13 years of age, according to a study.
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.