- National Influenza Vaccination Week National Influenza Vaccination Week
This year's cold and flu season is under way, and like last year, it looks like we are getting off to an early start. The CDC reports that flu activity continues to increase in many parts of the United States and we already have regional f [...]
- Safety Roundup Safety Roundup
In this week's Safety Roundup, stories of: a 16-year-old in Panama, Oklahoma who died when he was unintentionally shot by his 14-year-old friend while hunting. He was shot in the neck after the other teen tripped, causing his gun to fire [...]
- National Handwashing Awareness Week National Handwashing Awareness Week
"Spread the Word Not the Germs" That's the theme of this year's National Handwashing Awareness Week. Help spread the word by teaching your kids about hand awareness and "that putting your finger into your eye, nose or mouth is [...]
- Safety Roundup Safety Roundup
In this week's Safety Roundup, stories of: a teen in Clark County, Kentucky who was injured when he unintentionally shot himself in the hip while duck hunting with a group of other teenagers. a 14-year-old in Mayodan, North Carolina who [...]
- Happy Thanksgiving Happy Thanksgiving
Although it has been a tough year in terms of accidents, tragedies, and diseases, I hope that we can all look at the things that we can be thankful for today....Read Full Post
American Academy of Pediatrics
- Some HeartStart AEDs deemed faulty [NEWS AND FEATURES] Some HeartStart AEDs deemed faulty [NEWS AND FEATURES]
- Dr. Hassink selected as AAP president-elect [NEWS AND FEATURES] Dr. Hassink selected as AAP president-elect [NEWS AND FEATURES]
- ADHD, medication rates in U.S. continue to rise [NEWS AND FEATURES] ADHD, medication rates in U.S. continue to rise [NEWS AND FEATURES]
- Why's and how's of judicious antibiotic prescribing for URIs [NEWS AND FEATURES] Why's and how's of judicious antibiotic prescribing for URIs [NEWS AND FEATURES]
- Perrigo recalls acetaminophen infant suspension liquid [NEWS AND FEATURES] Perrigo recalls acetaminophen infant suspension liquid [NEWS AND FEATURES]
- The relationships between ambient air pollutants and childhood asthma and eczema are modified by emotion and conduct problems The relationships between ambient air pollutants and childhood asthma and eczema are modified by emotion and conduct problems
Annals of Epidemiology
- Safety and efficacy of induced sputum in young children hospitalised with suspected pulmonary tuberculosis Safety and efficacy of induced sputum in young children hospitalised with suspected pulmonary tuberculosis
The International Journal of Tuberculosis and Lung Disease
- MRI manifestations of pancreatic disease, especially pancreatitis, in the pediatric population MRI manifestations of pancreatic disease, especially pancreatitis, in the pediatric population
American Journal of Roentgenology
- Diagnostic imaging of fetal and pediatric orbital abnormalities Diagnostic imaging of fetal and pediatric orbital abnormalities
American Journal of Roentgenology
- Development of a preliminary pediatric tracheal growth model from magnetic resonance images Development of a preliminary pediatric tracheal growth model from magnetic resonance images
Med Page Today
- FDA Panel: Myalept OK for Narrow Indication FDA Panel: Myalept OK for Narrow Indication
(MedPage Today) -- An FDA advisory committee has backed a leptin analog for treating generalized lipodystrophy, but wants more evidence for a broader indication in partial lipodystrophy with other metabolic complications.
- 'Pruney' Palms Show CF Tx Response? 'Pruney' Palms Show CF Tx Response?
(MedPage Today) -- How quickly do hands pucker in the water? Slowed wrinkling could mean cystic fibrosis patients are responding to ivacaftor (Kalydeco), a case report suggested.
- Women on Seizure Meds Need More Folic Acid Women on Seizure Meds Need More Folic Acid
WASHINGTON (MedPage Today) -- About half of epileptic women taking anti-seizure drugs who could have become pregnant said they were not taking the recommended folic acid supplements, results of a survey found.
- Nursing Baby OK for Moms on Seizure Drugs Nursing Baby OK for Moms on Seizure Drugs
WASHINGTON (MedPage Today) -- Six-year-olds who had been breastfed by mothers using anti-epileptic drugs while nursing showed no signs of cognitive impairment or developmental delay relative to bottle-fed children, a researcher said here.
- Fewer Errors in In-Hospital Meds if Pharmacists Are Involved Fewer Errors in In-Hospital Meds if Pharmacists Are Involved
ORLANDO (MedPage Today) -- When pharmacists lead the medication reconciliation effort, providers see more accurate, complete, and up-to-date patient information at the time of hospital admissions and discharges, researchers reported here.
Medical News Today
- 63 percent of violent crime convictions in Sweden perpetrated by just one percent of the population 63 percent of violent crime convictions in Sweden perpetrated by just one percent of the population
The majority of all violent crime in Sweden is committed by a small number of people. They are almost all male (92%) who, early in life, develop violent criminality, substance abuse problems, often diagnosed with personality disorders and c [...]
- Parental stress linked to childhood obesity Parental stress linked to childhood obesity
Parental stress is linked to weight gain in children, according to a new study from St. Michael's Hospital. The study found that children whose parents have high levels of stress have a Body Mass Index, or BMI, about 2 per cent higher than [...]
- Scientists recommend testing for Pearson syndrome in patients with congenital anemia Scientists recommend testing for Pearson syndrome in patients with congenital anemia
Some babies diagnosed with and treated for a bone marrow failure disorder, called Diamond Blackfan Anemia, may actually be affected by a very rare anemia syndrome that has a different disease course and treatment, say scientists from Dana-F [...]
- Prolonged epileptic seizures: some children 'have long-term damage' Prolonged epileptic seizures: some children 'have long-term damage'
A new study has found that a subgroup of children who suffer from convulsive status epilepticus - an epileptic seizure that lasts 30 minutes or longer, or clusters of prolonged seizures - may experience long-term brain damage years after. T [...]
- Study examines drug labeling and exposure in infants Study examines drug labeling and exposure in infants
Federal legislation encouraging the study of drugs in pediatric patients has resulted in very few labeling changes that include new infant information, according to a study by Matthew M. Laughon, M.D., M.P.H., of the University of North Car [...]
- Pediatric Drug Labeling Slow to Follow Law, Study Finds Pediatric Drug Labeling Slow to Follow Law, Study Finds
Most neonatal prescribing is still off-label, despite legislation. Medscape Medical News
- Atul Gawande on the Secrets of a Puzzle-Filled Career Atul Gawande on the Secrets of a Puzzle-Filled Career
Dr. Atul Gawande talks with Dr. Eric Topol about being mesmerized by surgery, unpeeling great stories, and why he keeps his options open. Medscape
- Hospitalized Kids: First, Do No Harm Hospitalized Kids: First, Do No Harm
What intervention and therapies should be avoided in hospitalized children? Medscape Pediatrics
- Bronchiolitis Guidelines Cut Emergency Department Use Bronchiolitis Guidelines Cut Emergency Department Use
Emergency department use fell significantly after guidelines for managing bronchiolitis in infants were implemented. Medscape Medical News
- Neonatal Resuscitation: Guidelines vs Reality Neonatal Resuscitation: Guidelines vs Reality
Strict adherence to the timing of neonatal resuscitation guidelines might be as unnecessary as it is impossible. Medscape Nurses
- Early antibiotic use linked to asthma, not atopy Early antibiotic use linked to asthma, not atopy
Research from the UK has found a “robust and dose-dependent” association between antibiotic use in the first 2 years of life and subsequent asthma at the age of 7 and a half years.
- Early lung infection exacerbates asthma risk in preterm birth children Early lung infection exacerbates asthma risk in preterm birth children
A Swedish study of children admitted to hospital within the first year of life for lung infection has found that the increased risk this poses for later development of asthma is exacerbated by low gestational age.
- Autumn-born children prone to asthma Autumn-born children prone to asthma
Month of birth closely correlates with the prevalence of bronchial asthma, a major study of Taiwanese children has found.
- Teenage girls with asthma need smoking cessation support Teenage girls with asthma need smoking cessation support
Researchers say that adolescent girls with asthma who smoke may need significant support to help them quit the habit.
- Childhood asthma, eczema linked to adolescent psychotic experiences Childhood asthma, eczema linked to adolescent psychotic experiences
UK research indicates that children with asthma and eczema are significantly more likely to have psychotic experiences during adolescence, boosting a previously reported relationship between schizophrenia and atopic disorders.
- Researchers create two-part model of the skull for use in practicing neurosurgical techniques Researchers create two-part model of the skull for use in practicing neurosurgical techniques
Researchers from the University of Malaya in Malaysia, with collaboration from researchers from the University of Portsmouth and the University of Oxford in the United Kingdom, announce the creation of a cost-effective two-part model of the [...]
- New study aims to determine prevalence of pediatric chronic fatigue syndrome in Chicago area youth New study aims to determine prevalence of pediatric chronic fatigue syndrome in Chicago area youth
The prevalence of chronic fatigue syndrome in children and the significant impairment it causes to their physical functioning, school attendance and performance, and extracurricular activities, are at the root of a new Chicago-based study l [...]
- Baxter seeks FDA approval of OBI-1 for adults with acquired hemophilia A Baxter seeks FDA approval of OBI-1 for adults with acquired hemophilia A
Baxter International Inc. today announced that the company has submitted a biologics license application (BLA) to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for the approval of OBI-1, a recombinant antihemophilic porcine sequence factor VI [...]
- Endocrinologist suggests parents to check their child's blood sugar more often during holidays Endocrinologist suggests parents to check their child's blood sugar more often during holidays
Indulgences abound during the holidays—from family gatherings to parties with friends and even stockings stuffed with goodies from Santa. For children with diabetes, overindulging on the delicacies of the season could result in more than a [...]
- Children hospitalized for pneumonia have similar outcomes with big gun antibiotics or penicillin Children hospitalized for pneumonia have similar outcomes with big gun antibiotics or penicillin
Children hospitalized for pneumonia have similar outcomes, including length of stay and costs, regardless of whether they are treated with "big gun" antibiotics such as ceftriaxone or cefotaxime or more narrowly focused antibiotics such as [...]
Science Daily - Children's Health News
- Support needed for children losing parent at early age Support needed for children losing parent at early age
A study exploring the impact of early parental death has revealed the long-term damage and suffering that can be experienced by individuals in adult life if appropriate levels of support are not provided at the time of bereavement.
- New insight on relationship between parents, preschoolers and obesity New insight on relationship between parents, preschoolers and obesity
While sugary drinks, lack of exercise and genetics contribute to a growing number of overweight American children, new research reveals how a mom's eating habits and behavior at the dinner table can influence her preschooler's obesity risk.
- Experimental gene therapy treatment for Duchenne muscular dystrophy offers hope for youngster Experimental gene therapy treatment for Duchenne muscular dystrophy offers hope for youngster
Jacob Rutt is a bright 11-year-old who likes to draw detailed maps in his spare time. But the budding geographer has a hard time with physical skills most children take for granted -- running and climbing trees are beyond him, and even walk [...]
- Long-term side-effects of targeted therapies in pediatric cancer patients Long-term side-effects of targeted therapies in pediatric cancer patients
Already we know that molecularly targeted therapies may stunt the growth of pediatric patients, delay puberty or speed the onset of diabetes. And researchers are just now starting to ask about additional, sometimes unforeseen side-effects, [...]
- Children with ACL injuries require special treatment Children with ACL injuries require special treatment
Until a child's bones have fully matured (in girls, typically by age 14; in boys, age 16), an injury to the anterior cruciate ligament -- the primary, stabilizing ligament of the knee joint -- requires special consideration, treatment and c [...]
University of Arkansas
- Gayle Fiser Retires Gayle Fiser Retires
Gayle Fiser will retire from Children's University Medical Group (CUMG), where she has served as Director since it was founded in 1983. The Department of Pediatrics thanks her for her exemplary leadership and welcomes her successor, Cindy [...]
- AACF Honors Dr. Betty Lowe AACF Honors Dr. Betty Lowe
The late Dr. Betty Lowe will be honored at this year's Friend of Children Annual Luncheon, sponsored by Arkansas Advocates for Children and Families. The event will be held on December 9, 2013 at the Clinton Presidential Center.
- Arkansas - Top Great Place to Live Arkansas - Top Great Place to Live
Little Rock has been named number one on Kiplinger’s Personal Finance’s list of 10 Great Places to Live for 2013. The rankings place an emphasis on small and mid-size cities, considering metro areas with a population of one million or less [...]
- 2013 Student Teaching Awards 2013 Student Teaching Awards
The following are the recipients of the Department of Pediatrics Student Teaching Awards: - Dr. Andrew Dodgen, Resident Teacher of the Year- Dr. Erin Ulloa, Faculty Teacher of the Year
- March of Dimes honors Whit Hall March of Dimes honors Whit Hall
Dr. Whit Hall, Professor in the Department of Pediatrics, is the March of Dimes 2013 Honoree. He will be recognized at the Signature Chef Auction on October 24 at the Statehouse Convention Center.