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Every year in the United States, 250,000 adults and children go through having an appendectomy. Unfortunately, complication rates from the surgery are as high as 15%. Is nonoperative management an option? Yes, according to the literature, which reports a success rate as high as 75% at 1 year. A JAMA...

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AGENCY: Food and Drug Administration, HHS.

ACTION: Notice; establishment of a public docket; request for comments.

SUMMARY: The Food and Drug Administration (FDA or the Agency) is announcing the establishment of a docket to solicit public comment on specific questions pertaining to the use of...

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Migraine is one of the largest chronic illnesses of childhood, one of the most disabling, and one of the most underrecognized diseases of childhood:

  • Before puberty, 6% to 7% of boys and girls have headache
  • During adolescence into young adulthood, we start seeing more females than males having...

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Recent reports from emergency rooms of children with symptoms of a rare inflammatory syndrome called Kawasaki disease have health experts concerned about the ailment’s possible link to COVID-19 and its threat to children.

David Cennimo, a pediatrics and infectious disease expert at Rutgers...

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Koselugo (selumetinib) has received the first approval for treatment of neurofibromatosis type 1 (NF1) in children ages 2 years and older, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration announced Friday.

Approved specifically for patients with symptomatic, inoperable plexiform neurofibromas (PNs)...

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Newswise — When chronic pain keeps children from being active and social, it’s no surprise that anxiety and depression can become unwelcome playmates.

Unfortunately, this scenario can become a vicious cycle—not only can pain lead to depression and anxiety, but worsening depression and anxiety can...

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Newswise — Given the current rates of opioid abuse in the U.S, it is critical that surgical patients understand how to safely use these pain-relieving medications and properly dispose of these substances when no longer needed. Surgeons and other members of the surgical team also extend these...

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Chronic postsurgical pain (CPSP) is seen in up to half of post major surgeries in children. But why? Factors may include gender, genetics, and parent catastrophizing. A newly published Journal of Pain Research article reviewed the incidence of CPSP in 265 children ages 8 to 17 years. The children...

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Nearly one-third of children who had surgery to remove their tonsils did not need opioids to get adequate pain relief during and after surgery, according to a study presented at the ANESTHESIOLOGY® 2019 annual meeting.

Tonsillectomy is one of the most common pediatric surgical procedures in the U...

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Newswise — For preterm infants in the newborn intensive care unit (NICU), skin-to-skin contact with the mother – sometimes called "kangaroo care"– reduces pain from repeated painful procedures, reports a study in PAIN®, the official publication of the International Association for the Study of Pain...

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