Exposure to acid suppression therapy, such as proton pump inhibitors, within the first year of life appears to pose an increased fracture risk in children, with the risk amplified by days of use and earlier initiation, a study has found.
Hepatitis C virus (HCV) transmission from infected children to other relatives happens, and the only documented way of transmission either directly or indirectly is through parenteral route, a recent study has found.
Children with noncritical infections and no gastrointestinal symptoms show similar gut and innate immune cell alterations as those with severe sepsis or organ failure, according to a study. Such changes are associated with increased morbidity and mortality and with a higher risk of future infections.
Teens with severe obesity need not wait until they are adults to undergo Roux-en-Y gastric bypass, with 5-year follow-up data from a recent study showing that the bariatric procedure leads to substantial weight loss that is similar in magnitude in adolescents and adults.
Urine biomarkers, such as neutrophil gelatinase-associated lipocalin and cystatin C, can help predict the need for early surgical intervention in infants with congenital urinary tract obstruction, a new study reveals.
Women who receive a single dose of amoxicillin and clavulanic acid within 6 hours of operative vaginal delivery could significantly reduce their postpartum infection risk, according to the UK-based ANODE* trial.
In addition to the known evils of maternal smoking during pregnancy on the son’s semen quality, prenatal exposure to paternal smoking can also be harmful, according to data from a large Danish National Birth Cohort (DNBC) presented at the ESHRE 2019 Meeting.