Table of contents
September 2022 - Volume 107 - 9
Highlights from this issue
Clinical law for clinical practice
Global child health
- Acceptability of different oral dosage forms in paediatric patients in hospital setting (19 November, 2021)
Acceptability of medicines is routinely studied in Europe and North America, but there is little data from other nations. This study examines the acceptability of liquid and tablet forms of medicines in children in India, highlighting key challenges.
- Randomised controlled trial of fosfomycin in neonatal sepsis: pharmacokinetics and safety in relation to sodium overload (25 January, 2022)
A trial of Fosfamycin in combination with standard antibiotic therapy in newborn sepsis which established the dose that is appropriate in preterm and term neonates.
- The role of screening and surveillance in the detection of childhood vision impairment and blindness in the UK (5 May, 2022)
Data from the British Childhood Visual Impairment and Blindness Study 2 is examined in this study, focusing on the patterns of detection for childhood visual impairment. A significant percentage of children with visual impairment were found to have had no reported visual symptoms at the time of diagnosis, highlighting the need for vigilance for these problems in at risk children.
- Paediatric brain MRI findings following congenital heart surgery: a systematic review (22 March, 2022)
This systematic review has examined the relative incidence of new post-operative brain MRI findings following paediatric congenital cardiac surgery. The conclusion suggests that surgery approximately doubles the number of patients with new brain lesions.
- Gestational age and risk of intellectual disability: a population-based cohort study (25 April, 2022)
In this large retrospective study, the authors explore the relationship between gestational age on a week-by-week basis and the risk of intellectual disability. This analysis provides further evidence of the potential adverse consequences of even moderate prematurity
- Parental and physician disagreement on help-seeking in paediatric case scenarios (29 March, 2022)
This study found parents and professionals had significantly different knowledge and perspectives about appropriate help-seeking for unwell children. Awareness of these gaps could empower parents and improve safety-netting communication.
- Prevalence of SARS-CoV-2 positivity in infants with bronchiolitis: a multicentre international study (15 June, 2022)
During the SARS-CoV-2 pandemic, very few infants with SARS-CoV-2 had bronchiolitis and mostly displayed a mild clinical course. Overall there was a marked decrease in bronchiolitis cases, indeed the RSV winter epidemic did not occur.