A retrospective, multicentre cohort study has shown that the safety profile of thrombectomy in childhood stroke does not differ from the safety profile in randomized clinical trials for adults, supporting clinicians’ off-label practice of thrombectomy in paediatric patients, in the absence of high-level evidence.
Acute systemic illnesses or thrombotic events may trigger acute ischaemic stroke (AIS) in children with cardiac disease, a recent study has shown. Many of these events occur beyond the usual periprocedural window.
Common parent concerns associated with paediatric lumbar puncture procedures include pain, infection and neurological injury, a recent study has found. Showing them a short educational video helps allay such fears and may improve consent rates.
The presence of omphalomesenteric duct (OMD) is quite rare in infants, but clinicians are advised to consider this remnant while examining patients with umbilical abnormalities, according to a recent study, noting that mismanagement may lead to severe morbidity and mortality.
Children with familial hypercholesterolemia (FH) who receive statin therapy in childhood could potentially delay the progression of carotid intima-media thickness and reduce their risk of cardiovascular (CV) disease (CVD) in adulthood, according to a long-term follow-up study.
Refractive and visual outcomes, as well as neurodevelopmental outcomes, are similar at mean age of 1.5 years between children with prior history of intravitreal bevacizumab injection (IVB) and premature patients with retinopathy of prematurity (ROP) without treatment, as shown in a study.
April 17 marks World Haemophilia Day, and this year’s theme is “Reaching Out – The First Step to Care”. Adjunct Assoc Prof Joyce Lam Ching Mei, head of the Haematology Laboratory and Blood Bank and senior consultant from the Paediatric Haematology/Oncology Service at KK Women’s and Children’s Hospital, Singapore, speaks to Elaine Soliven on the importance of recognizing and managing bleeding disorders in primary care.