pediatrics

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Newswise — Babies born after being exposed to both opioids and benzodiazepines before birth are more likely to have severe drug withdrawal, requiring medications like morphine for treatment, compared to infants exposed to opioids alone, according to a Vanderbilt University Medical Center study...

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Newswise — Babies exposed to opioids while their mothers were pregnant with them may need special care even before they start to experience withdrawal symptoms, according to Penn State research.

Researchers from Penn State College of Medicine found that as soon as 24 and 48 hours after birth,...

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Pediatric sports related concussion is a form of traumatic brain injury the symptoms from which include headache, confusion, memory loss, and dizziness. Typically, these subside within a month of the event, but some cases do not resolve for much longer periods, and a simple test may now be able to...

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A nationwide survey commissioned by the American Society of Anesthesiologists (ASA) highlights significant shortcomings in parental understanding of prescription opioids for management of their children’s’ pain. The findings document what the authors term a “conflicted relationship” in which parents...

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Newswise — Philadelphia, Jan. 16, 2019—Opioid drugs prescribed to children for pain relief after a typical pediatric orthopaedic procedure may be significantly overprescribed, according to a new study by researchers at Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP). The patients used less than 25...

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Researchers at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center have concluded that intranasal ketamine is as effective as intranasal fentanyl for the relief of pain from acute extremity injury in children. The findings from a recently completed randomized trial are important in confirming the...

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Acute pediatric gastroenteritis, also known as infectious diarrhea, can cause vomiting and abdominal pain, and is responsible for some 1.7 million emergency room visits annually in the US. Current treatment protocol suggests the use of probiotics, but findings from a new double-blind randomized...

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Researchers from the Center for Applied Genomics at Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia report the discovery of gene variants that are associated with elevated risk for migraine in African-American children. The authors state that the findings may inform the development of targeted treatments for...

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Researchers from the University of Southern California have recently completed a survey of frontline providers concerning care for infants affected by neonatal abstinence syndrome (NAS) resulting from in utero exposure to opioids. Conclusions drawn from this work have resulted in the identification...

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Children with complex medical challenges and/or intellectual or developmental disabilities present special problems for clinicians in diagnosing and assessing chronic pain. A new study published in the current edition of the American Journal of Nursing examines these difficulties and proposes...

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