Recommended in Paediatrics

  • Clinical Essentials from Am J Prev Med
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Pediatric influenza vaccination: what’s the effect of no nasal option?

The US recommendation against LAIV could decrease vaccine uptake.

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  • Univadis Editorial - Dr Harry Brown
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The general election and the NHS

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World Immunisation Week 2017 kicks into action

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World Medical Association to tackle widespread harassment in the medical workplace

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Death of a sibling increases risk of death by 71 per cent

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  • Clinical Essentials from JAMA Pediatr
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HIV: targeted testing tops universal screening in young sexual minority males

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  • Clinical Essentials from Aliment Pharmacol Ther
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HBV in pregnancy: tenofovir safe, effective for preventing transmission

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  • Clinical Essentials from Epilepsy Behav
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Pediatric sleep problems are especially prominent in epilepsy with ADHD

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  • Clinical Essentials from Int J Epidemiol
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Childhood ALL: do vaccines provide protection?

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Professional & Business

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Concern among doctors over DVLA requests

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GPs in England often miss cancer symptoms, says study

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Patient left nearly four years before hospital discharge

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Rise in infant admissions sparks calls for NHS overhaul

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Care for incurable breast cancer ‘not good enough’, says charity

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Retailers to cut sales of sugary drinks in hospitals

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New in Paediatrics

  • Clinical Essentials from Pediatr Res
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Pediatric Guillain-Barre syndrome: predictors of independent walking identified

Two factors predict ability to walk unassisted at 6 mo.

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  • Clinical Essentials from J Pain Res
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Subanesthetic ketamine controls pain in hospitalized children, adolescents, and young adults

Greatest benefits seen with cancer pain, pancreatitis, and Crohn's disease.

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  • Clinical Essentials from J Anxiety Disord
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OCD: CBT with parental involvement is effective

The study updates the latest meta-analysis with the addition of 8 new clinical trials.

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  • Clinical Essentials from JAMA Ophthalmol
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Zika: acute-onset, ophthalmic anomalies in adults should raise clinical suspicion

Clinicians should consider differential diagnostic testing for flavaviruses in placoid/multifocal chorioretinitis.

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World Medical Association condemns detention of Turkish doctor
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World Medical Association condemns detention of Turkish doctor

The Association is calling for the immediate release of Dr. Serdar Küni, who was arrested for providing treatment to alleged members of Kurdish armed groups.

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  • Clinical Essentials from Pediatr Allergy Immunol
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Early antibiotic use doubles risk for childhood asthma

Study utilized data from 4 childhood cohorts comprising 9758 participants.

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  • Clinical Essentials from JAMA Cardiol
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Boys and African American children are likelier to have BP problems at earlier age

African American young men are especially more likely to transition earlier.

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  • Clinical Essentials from Cochrane Database Syst Rev
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How can you improve ICS adherence in patients with asthma?

Poor adherence is implicated in 24% of exacerbations and 60% of asthma-related hospitalizations.

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  • Clinical Essentials from Clin Pediatr (Phila)
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Pediatric sepsis on the rise in the United States

Familiarity with risk factors for severe pediatric sepsis is warranted.

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Half of patients are willing to replace doctors with robots
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Half of patients are willing to replace doctors with robots

A new survey looking at patient acceptance of artificial intelligence in the healthcare sector has produced interesting findings.

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  • Clinical Essentials from JAMA Ophthalmol
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Congenital Zika syndrome linked to severe ocular abnormalities

Routine ophthalmic examinations are recommended for all Zika-exposed infants.

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  • Clinical Essentials from BMC Gastroenterol
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HBV and pregnancy: telbivudine completely blocks vertical transmission

Similar outcomes with treatment initiated in early or middle pregnancy.

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Antidepressant use in early pregnancy does not increase risk of autism
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Antidepressant use in early pregnancy does not increase risk of autism

Large-scale analysis suggests in-utero exposure to serotonergic antidepressants is associated with fewer risks than previously thought.

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European doctors association publishes policy position on off-label use of medicines
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European doctors association publishes policy position on off-label use of medicines

The Standing Committee of European Doctors reminds physicians that they have a duty to inform the patient before a product is used off-label.

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