Pediatrics

Pediatric Chemotherapy May Be Associated With Long-Term Peripheral Neuropathy

Pediatric Chemotherapy May Be Associated With Long-Term Peripheral Neuropathy

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Childhood cancer survivors are at risk for long-term peripheral neuropathy, particularly when treated with cisplatin.

Pediatric ICU Admissions for Opioid Ingestion Continue to Rise

Pediatric ICU Admissions for Opioid Ingestion Continue to Rise

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In this retrospective analysis of the Pediatric Health Information System database, investigators obtained data on pediatric hospitalizations for opioid exposure in the US between 2004 and 2015.

Pediatric ICU Admissions for Opioid Ingestion Continue to Rise

Pediatric ICU Admissions for Opioid Ingestion Continue to Rise

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In this retrospective analysis of the Pediatric Health Information System database, investigators obtained data on pediatric hospitalizations for opioid exposure in the US between 2004 and 2015.

Undifferentiated Headaches Common in Children, Adolescents

Undifferentiated Headaches Common in Children, Adolescents

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Researchers introduce and investigate a new category of headache termed undifferentiated headache in a pediatric population.

Persistent Pain Prevalence After Pediatric Ambulatory Surgeries

Persistent Pain Prevalence After Pediatric Ambulatory Surgeries

A recent study evaluated the prevalence of persistent pain after pediatric ambulatory surgery 1, 3 and 6 months, as well as risk factors for persistent pain.

FDA Announces Codeine/Hydrocodone-Containing Cold Medicine No Longer Indicated for Children

FDA Announces Codeine/Hydrocodone-Containing Cold Medicine No Longer Indicated for Children

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The Food and Drug Administration is requiring that changes be made to the labeling of prescription cough and cold medicines containing codeine and hydrocodone.

Occipital Nerve Block, an Effective Option for Pediatric Headache

Occipital Nerve Block, an Effective Option for Pediatric Headache

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Peripheral nerve blocks for pediatric headache treatment are associated with significant benefit and minimal risk.

Screening Tool to Predict Risk for Poor Outcomes in Children With Headache

Screening Tool to Predict Risk for Poor Outcomes in Children With Headache

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Use of the 9-item Pediatric Pain Screening Tool may help clinicians identify children with headache who are at risk for poor outcomes, ultimately helping to optimize individualized therapy.

Incidental Findings on Brain MRI for Pediatric Headache

Incidental Findings on Brain MRI for Pediatric Headache

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Although a range of incidental findings may be observed on MRI obtained in pediatric headache, they are rarely indicative of a serious underlying condition.

Recurrent Headache in Childhood and Risk for Headache in Adulthood

Recurrent Headache in Childhood and Risk for Headache in Adulthood

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Children who experience any type of recurrent headache at school entry are at an increased risk for the development of headaches in young adulthood.

APP Updates Recommendations for Pediatric Integrative Medicine

APP Updates Recommendations for Pediatric Integrative Medicine

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The updated guidelines outline common types of complementary medicines, provide educational resources, and more.

APP Updates Recommendations for Pediatric Integrative Medicine

APP Updates Recommendations for Pediatric Integrative Medicine

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The updated guidelines outline common types of complementary medicines, provide educational resources, and more.

SLE Disease Flares Associated With Childhood Diffuse Alveolar Hemorrhage

SLE Disease Flares Associated With Childhood Diffuse Alveolar Hemorrhage

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Diffuse alveolar hemorrhage in childhood-onset SLE is associated with serious disease flares, and is complicated by sepsis and high mortality rate.

Pediatric Psoriasis Guidelines: Screening for Comorbidities

Pediatric Psoriasis Guidelines: Screening for Comorbidities

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The first guidelines for comorbidity screenings among patients with pediatric psoriasis are now available.

Pediatric Episodic Syndromes Linked to Migraines: Signs and Symptoms (Part I)

Pediatric Episodic Syndromes Linked to Migraines: Signs and Symptoms (Part I)

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Nearly 10% of pediatric patients with migraines also experience episodic syndromes involving symptoms such as vomiting, vertigo, or gastrointestinal pain.

Younger Children Show Higher Concussion Symptom Severity

Younger Children Show Higher Concussion Symptom Severity

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Age was the largest single variable influencing child concussion assessment scores, with worse scores reported among younger children.

Response to Cervical Injections for Pediatric Headache May be due to Placebo Effect

Response to Cervical Injections for Pediatric Headache May be due to Placebo Effect

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Ropivacaine may not be superior to injected saline for the treatment of headache in children.

Methadone: Best Practices for Weaning Pediatric Patients

Methadone: Best Practices for Weaning Pediatric Patients

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Practices pertaining to the use of methadone to facilitate opioid weaning in pediatric patients are widely heterogeneous.

Effects of Pain Interference in Children With Chronic Pain

Effects of Pain Interference in Children With Chronic Pain

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Pain interference was found to mediate the relationship between pain and depression in children with chronic pain.

Pediatric Isolated Skull Fractures May Not Require Overnight Hospitalization

Pediatric Isolated Skull Fractures May Not Require Overnight Hospitalization

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There was also a significant difference in hospital costs between the discharged and admitted patients, with an average increase in $4291.50 for admitted patients.

Pain Pharmacotherapy Changes For RA During Pregnancy

Pain Pharmacotherapy Changes For RA During Pregnancy

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The pregnant patient with rheumatoid arthritis may need to have pain medication changed due to potential effects on the fetus.

Care Gaps Identified in Patients With Juvenile Idiopathic Arthritis

Care Gaps Identified in Patients With Juvenile Idiopathic Arthritis

Care gaps relate to patient characteristics, including demographics, disease-related characteristics.

Psychiatric Comorbidities Common in Children With Chronic Headache

Psychiatric Comorbidities Common in Children With Chronic Headache

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Children and teens with chronic headache pain and suspected of having an underlying psychiatric disorder should be screened for anxiety and depression.

Parents' Preferences Strongly Influence Opioid Pain Management in Children

Parents' Preferences Strongly Influence Opioid Pain Management in Children

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One study, published in the International Journal of Nursing Studies in 2015, found that parental preferences strongly influence decision-making when balancing pain relief against side effects for children on opioid therapy for postoperative pain.

Zingo Demonstrates Efficacy for Pain Reduction in Pediatrics, Study Reveals

Zingo Demonstrates Efficacy for Pain Reduction in Pediatrics, Study Reveals

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Marathon Pharmaceuticals announced positive results from the Phase 3 study of Zingo (lidocaine hydrochloride monohydrate) for the reduction of venous access pain in pediatric patients.

Can Antibiotics Increase Juvenile Arthritis Risk?

Can Antibiotics Increase Juvenile Arthritis Risk?

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New research in Pediatrics suggests that children who are exposed to antibiotics could have an increased risk of newly diagnosed juvenile idiopathic arthritis (JIA), but that antibiotic use could be a marker for abnormal immunity rather than a direct cause of JIA.

Prescription Opioids And Their Effects on Infants

Prescription Opioids And Their Effects on Infants

Study discusses link between opioid use and neonatal abstinence syndrome.

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