Top News Headlines - Monday, February 19, 2018

Intravenous acetaminophen with or without ketorolac is associated with reduced opioid consumption and cost of care after scoliosis surgery in adolescents, compared with opioids alone.

Five tests/procedures often inappropriately ordered highlighted as part of Choosing Wisely campaign

Levetiracetam may be more effective than phenobarbital for first-line monotherapy of infantile epilepsy, new research shows.

A web-based interactive tool was successful in increasing physical activity and improving related outcomes among adolescent childhood cancer survivors.

The Braden QD Scale reliably predicts both immobility-related and device-related pressure injuries in hospitalized pediatric patients.

More than 7,500 children recruited for study to date; data available for first 4,500

Treating extremely premature neonates in respiratory distress with inhaled nitric oxide is not associated with less in-hospital mortality.

Decrease in SIDS, but spike in suffocation, strangulation; minimal decrease in overall rate

Reduction in pharmacotherapy use, length of stay for newborns with neonatal abstinence syndrome

Living-donor liver transplantation appears to have significant benefits in pediatric transplant patients, according to a retrospective study.

Greater weight gain at day 21 in FICare group for infants born at 33 weeks' gestation or earlier

Parents of kids with food allergies often engage in behaviors that could trigger an allergic reaction in their child, a survey found.

Ketamine at induction with reduced propofol infusion rate leads to shorter recovery time in children

From 2001 to 2016 there was a decrease in the proportion of children having asthma attacks in the United States.

Transgender and gender nonconforming adolescents use fewer preventive health services and report poorer health than cisgender peers

No changes made to the schedule, but changes in footnotes, including third mumps dose in outbreak

NIH-funded research examined over 6,000 children to determine prevalence of FASD ranged from 1.1 to 5 percent.

Swallowed button batteries from flashing "fidget spinners" can lead to severe injuries in young children, doctors warn.

Only 18 percent of children with sickle cell anemia received more than 300 days of antibiotics

Newborns suffering from opioid withdrawal might have shorter hospital stays and less need for medications if they stay in a room with their mother instead of being sent to intensive care.

Age-specific cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) reference values identified in a large multicenter study may help clinicians interpret the results of lumbar puncture for bacterial meningitis in infants 60 days of age or younger.

Respiratory symptoms also associated with increased odds of incident and restrictive physiology

Findings among youth aged 10 to 17, with sleep suggested as an important target for intervention

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