November 21, 2022
November 16, 2022
- Original researchFamily Integrated Care in Uganda: a feasibility study
November 14, 2022
November 11, 2022
November 08, 2022
November 07, 2022
- Global child healthHepatitis B virus and other transfusion-transmissible infections in child blood recipients in Lao People’s Democratic Republic: a hospital-based study
In areas with high rates of anemia and thalassemia, children may receive numerous blood transfusions, placing them at risk of infections such as hepatitis B. Here, Lao children were evaluated for the risk of transfusion-associated hepatitis B infection.
November 03, 2022
November 02, 2022
October 31, 2022
October 27, 2022
October 26, 2022
- Original researchAssessing maternal alcohol consumption in pregnancy: does phosphatidylethanol measured from day 5 newborn blood spot cards have any value? An observational, population-based study
This analysis of 500 blood spots demonstrates that phosphatidylethanol is not a useful biomarker for in-utero alcohol exposure.
October 25, 2022
October 21, 2022
October 18, 2022
October 17, 2022
- Patient voicesDermod MacCarthy: a paediatric pioneer
October 13, 2022
- Global child healthSickle cell disease in children: an update of the evidence in low- and middle-income settings
Systematic review of the management of sickle cell disease in low and middle income countries. It is both an excellent commentary of the state of this disease in high and low income settings, and up-to-date guideline for treating sickle cell disease in all settings
October 12, 2022
October 11, 2022
- Original researchSocial communication skill attainment in babies born during the COVID-19 pandemic: a birth cohort study
This study compares children pre-Covid with a cohort born during a lockdown period and finds that the latter group have less advanced social communication skills than the former. The reason may be due to limited exposure to social communication experience.
October 06, 2022
October 04, 2022
September 30, 2022
September 28, 2022
- Drug therapyUse of xylometazoline in hospitalised infants: is it safe? A retrospective cohort study
Xylometazoline spray or drops were evaluated for safety when used for nasal decongestion in infants less than 2 years of age in a Dutch study - and the study concludes they appear to be safe.
- Original researchSuccessful integration of newborn genetic testing into UK routine screening using prospective consent to determine eligibility for clinical trials
This study looked at the use of prospective consent for participation in a study using the newborn screening blood spot to evaluate a genetic risk score for Type 1 Diabetes. This score was used to identify individuals who were offered an opportunity to participate in an interventional trial. The methodology provides a model for future clinically relevant population based genetic research.
September 27, 2022
- ReviewLiver disease in adolescents
This article gives an overview of liver disease in adolescents, covering initial evaluation, clinical management, and the importance of a holistic and developmentally appropriate approach.
September 26, 2022
- Original researchInfluence of epidemics and pandemics on paediatric ED use: a systematic review
Through a systematic review, the authors assessed the impact of epidemics and pandemics on the utilisation of paediatric emergency care services, and found that epidemics have profound but extremely variable effects.
September 13, 2022
- Drug therapyPharmacokinetics and tolerability of intranasal or intravenous administration of nalbuphine in infants
Swiss study to measure the pharmacokinetics of nalbuphine in babies when given intravenously and (more importantly) intranasally - generating important evidence supporting less invasive methods of administration.
September 09, 2022
- Original researchLateral flow test performance in children for SARS-CoV-2 using anterior nasal and buccal swabbing: sensitivity, specificity, negative and positive predictive values
Swabbing children for SARS-CoV-2, what might lateral flow tests tell us?
- Original researchInsights from and limitations of data linkage studies: analysis of short-stay urgent admission referral source from routinely collected Scottish data
National linked data have potential to provide insights in unplanned healthcare utilisation patterns, as suggested by this Scottish dataset linking admissions, emergency and primary care. However, quality & scope of coverage needs to improve before reliable conclusions are drawn.
September 07, 2022
- Global child healthTraining packages for the use of child development tools in low/middle-income countries: a review
Essential to improvements in overall child health is an emphasis on helping children thrive as well as survive. This new emphasis will require a well-trained healthcare workforce in this regard. This paper reviews child development training packages in resource-limited settings.
September 06, 2022
September 02, 2022
August 30, 2022
August 23, 2022
- Original researchUnravelling the role of the mandatory use of face covering masks for the control of SARS-CoV-2 in schools: a quasi-experimental study nested in a population-based cohort in Catalonia (Spain)
Does mandating the wearing of face coverings reduce COVID-19 transmission in young school children? This study finds no difference in SARS-CoV-2 incidence or transmission between 6 year olds (who were mandated to wear masks) and 5 year olds (who were not).