Pediatrics

Early Treatment With Kalydeco Investigated in Young Cystic Fibrosis Patients

By December 08, 2017

Sweat chloride, a diagnostic characteristic of CF, was also considerably reduced with ivacaftor treatment. Median baseline sweat chloride levels were 104.1mmol/L.

IV Iron Sucrose Evaluated for Iron Deficiency Anemia in Pediatric IBD

By December 01, 2017

Results of the review also found that 18 adverse events occurred in a total of 13 patients (18.1% of patients; 6.6% of infusions).

Does Vitamin D During Pregnancy Improve Birth Outcomes?

November 30, 2017

Although linked to increased mean birth weight, reduced risk of SGA

Alprolix Labeling Updated With Long-Term Data, Additional Adverse Reaction

By November 27, 2017

Alprolix is a recombinant clotting factor therapy developed using Fc fusion technology to prolong circulation in the body.

Impact of MenACWY Vaccine Program on Disease Incidence Examined

By November 27, 2017

Reductions in incidence suggest an impact of the MenACWY vaccine program in this age group.

Auvi-Q 0.1mg Auto-Injector Approved for Infants, Small Children

By November 20, 2017

Auvi-Q 0.1mg is the first epinephrine auto-injector specifically designed for the treatment of life-threatening allergic reactions, including anaphylaxis, in infants and small children weighing 16.5 to 33 pounds.

Tekturna Oral Pellets Approved to Treat Hypertension in Adults and Children

By November 20, 2017

Tekturna is indicated for the treatment of hypertension in adults and children 6 years of age and older, to lower blood pressure.

Codeine Rxs Down After FDA Investigation on Opioid Prescribing to Children

November 17, 2017

But 1 in 20 patients undergoing tonsillectomy and/or adenoidectomy still prescribed codeine

Hemlibra Approved to Treat Hemophilia A With Inhibitors

By November 16, 2017

Hemlibra is a bispecific factor IXa- and factor X-directed antibody indicated for routine prophylaxis to prevent or reduce the frequency of bleeding episodes in adult and pediatric patients with hemophilia A (congenital factor VIII deficiency) with factor VIII inhibitors.

Impact of Peer Review PA on Child Atypical Antipsychotic Use

November 16, 2017

Researchers used Medicaid administrative claims data from 4 geographically diverse states to examine the impact of peer review PA policies on AAP use among Medicaid-insured youth.

Fasenra Approved for Severe Eosinophilic Asthma

By November 15, 2017

Fasenra is indicated for the add-on maintenance treatment of patients with severe asthma aged 12 years and older, and with an eosinophilic phenotype.

Does Inhaled Corticosteroid Use Up the Risk of Fracture in Children?

November 14, 2017

Inhaled corticosteroids are not associated with increased odds of fracture in the pediatric asthma population

FlutiCare Nasal Spray Now Available OTC to Relieve Allergy Symptoms

By November 14, 2017

FlutiCare will be available OTC with the same prescription strength and same delivery method as Flonase and ClariSpray.

Maternal Use of ADHD Meds Linked to Neonatal Morbidity

November 13, 2017

Increased risk of neonatal morbidity, especially central nervous system-related disorders

Sprycel Approved for Pediatric Patients With Ph+ CML in Chronic Phase

By November 10, 2017

Second-generation tyrosine kinase inhibitor approved for children with Philadelphia chromosome-positive chronic myeloid leukemia in chronic phase.

Omega-3 Supplementation Linked to Improved Executive Functioning

By November 08, 2017

In children with mood disorders, Ω3 supplementation was found to decrease impairment in executive function.

CDC: School-Based Co-op Shows Consistent Healthy Eating Improvements

November 03, 2017

Over 90% of the produce for the project was donated. Families received an average of 54 to 61 servings of fresh produce each week, with an average produce cost of $2.53 per family per week.

Prexxartan Oral Solution Gets Tentative FDA Approval

By November 01, 2017

The FDA's final approval is pending the period of patent and/or exclusivity protection, and may not be made effective until the period has expired.

HydraSense Nasal Care Line Available for Infants and Children

By November 01, 2017

hydraSense hydrates and soothes dry and uncomfortable nasal passages.

Novartis Seeks New Indication for CAR-T Therapy Kymriah

By October 31, 2017

The latest sBLA is intended for patients with relapsed or refractory (r/r) diffuse large B-cell lymphoma (DLBCL) who are ineligible for autologous stem cell transplant (ASCT).

Acetaminophen Use During Pregnancy Linked to Offspring ADHD

By October 30, 2017

Results showed that after adjusting for maternal use of acetaminophen pre-pregnancy, familial risk and indications of acetaminophen use, the hazard ratio (HR) of ADHD with ≥29 days of acetaminophen use was 2.20 (95% CI; 1.50-3.24).

Positive Results for Fingolimod in Pediatric Patients With Relapsing MS

By October 30, 2017

Children and adolescents with relapsing MS had an 82% lower relapse rate with fingolimod vs. interferon beta-1a

PCPs Long-Term Role Charted in Pediatric Heart Disease Recommendations

October 30, 2017

"Care and support provided by the PCP/MH, as outlined in the recommendations, are invaluable for improved outcomes throughout the patient's life span," the authors write.

AAP Revise Policy Statement on Cord Blood Banking

October 30, 2017

Physicians need to be able to explain concepts of autologous and allogeneic use of cord blood units, as well as benefits and limitations of blood banking and transplantation.

Bacterial Conjunctivitis Treatments

October 30, 2017

Bacterial conjunctivitis treatment chart for topical medications.

Are Pediatricians Addressing the Topic of Early Peanut Introduction With Parents?

By October 27, 2017

Of those who completed the survey, 38% scored a 1 or lower on whether they complied with guidelines.

Prevalence of Nonmedical Amphetamine Use May Be Underreported

October 27, 2017

Researchers analyzed prevalence and correlates of discordant responses among past-year Adderall users, defined as reporting past-year nonmedical Adderall use but not past-year nonmedical amphetamine use.

Does Breastfeeding Protect Against Future Inflammatory Bowel Conditions?

By October 25, 2017

The researchers found that ever being breastfed was associated with a lower risk of CD and UC (OR 0.71, 95% CI 0.59-0.85 and OR 0.78, 95% CI 0.67-0.91 respectively).

Children's Vitamins

October 25, 2017

Children's vitamins prescription and over-the-counter (OTC) comparison chart.

Botox Efficacy Evaluated for Migraine in Pediatric Patients

October 24, 2017

Statistically significant changes in migraine intensity, frequency, duration from pre- to post-therapy