For preschool children with obstructive sleep apnoea (OSA), adenotonsillectomy appears to produce improvements in the frequency of day naps and polysomnography parameters but not in cognitive function, as reported in a recent study.
A single infusion of infliximab effectively resolves fever in paediatric patients with acute Kawasaki disease (KD) refractory to conventional therapies, a Japan study performed in the real-world clinical setting has shown. In addition, it is well tolerated, with no new safety concerns seen.
In children with recurrent acute otitis media (rAOM), the presence of bacterial otopathogen, particularly nontypeable H. influenzae (NTHi), in the middle ear during ventilation tube insertion (VTI) is associated with repeat surgery, according to a recent study.
Children of women who had asthma exacerbations during pregnancy were more likely have respiratory disorders such as asthma and pneumonia than those whose mothers did not — suggesting that the effects of asthma exacerbations during pregnancy may transcend generations, a study finds. This was in addition to having an increased risk of adverse pregnancy and perinatal outcomes.
Almost three-quarters of adverse events (AEs) related to medication errors in over-the-counter (OTC) cough and cold medications (CCMs) for paediatrics required evaluation by healthcare facility and majority of the cases were due to dosing errors, a surveillance study has found, highlighting the need for interventions to mitigate medication errors.
Metabolic and bariatric surgery (MBS) leads to large and sustained reductions in, and even reversal of, multiple risk factors for future joint disease in adolescents with severe obesity and musculoskeletal pain, according to data from the Teen Longitudinal Assessment of Bariatric Surgery study.
Metabolic and bariatric surgery (MBS) decreases the prevalence of musculoskeletal and lower extremity (LE) joint pain and poor physical function in severely obese adolescents, according to the Teen-Longitudinal Assessment of Bariatric Surgery (Teen-LABS*) study.
Adding the neuraminidase inhibitor oseltamivir to usual care speeds up recovery from influenza-like illness by a day compared with usual care alone, with even greater benefits seen in older, sicker patients with comorbidities, according to the ALIC4E study.
At a Menarini-sponsored symposium held during the Asian Pacific Society Congress, renowned cardiologist Prof John Camm provided the latest evidence for chronic stable angina with or without concomitant diseases, with a special focus on the antianginal agent ranolazine and combination therapies. The event was chaired and moderated by Dr Dante Morales from the University of the Philippines College of Medicine.