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CAR T-cells Are Durable, Drive Pediatric ALL Away
https://emedicine.medscape.com/viewarticle/836867

SAN FRANCISCO — More and longer-term data on chimeric antigen receptor (CAR) T-cell engineering for the treatment of pediatric leukemia were presented here at the American Society of Hematology (ASH) 56th Annual Meeting. As the results continue to shine, words like "seismic shift" and "sea change" were bandied about at the meeting as potentially applying to the experimental technology and its i...

AAP Issues New Guidelines for Management of Iron Deficiency
https://emedicine.medscape.com/viewarticle/729922

October 14, 2010 — Correction: The original text of this article described the daily iron dose for infants 6 to 12 months as 11 mg/kg. This is incorrect. The dose should be 11 mg/day. October 5, 2010 (San Francisco, California) — Iron deficiency is one of the most common, yet undetected, problems among children. Here at the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) 2010 National Conference and Exhib...

US Influenza Activity Dropping, but Hospitalizations Up, CDC Says
https://emedicine.medscape.com/viewarticle/928241

Influenza activity is decreasing in the United States, but hospitalization rates rose slightly, according to an April 3 report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). The number of influenza cases confirmed in clinical laboratories fell "sharply" and is low at this time, the CDC said. Influenza-like illness (ILI) activity is lower than in the previous week reported by the age...

Coronavirus Social: Mourning Colleagues Lost to COVID-19
https://emedicine.medscape.com/viewarticle/928240

Editor's note: Find the latest COVID-19 news and guidance in Medscape's Coronavirus Resource Center. Clinicians and other healthcare workers are at high risk for coronovirus exposure because of the very work they do taking care of patients. Many have fallen ill. Hundreds have died from the virus, and the healthcare community has taken to social media to mourn their passing. It's the most import...

Keeping Kids Mentally Healthy During a Pandemic
https://emedicine.medscape.com/viewarticle/928331

The parent of a normally healthy, happy kindergartener whom you've cared for since birth calls. Her child is refusing to go outside of the home because he is scared of "the virus." This is not your only patient with behaviors or somatic complaints that are out of character during normal times. What do you do? We spoke with John D. Guerry, PhD, a clinical psychologist at Children's Hospital of P...

Childhood IBD Tied to Higher Cancer Risk Later
https://emedicine.medscape.com/viewarticle/928364

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Children with inflammatory bowel disease (IBD), and in particular Crohn's disease (CD), are at an elevated risk of developing cancer in adulthood, according to researchers in Canada. As Dr. Wael El-Matary of the University of Manitoba, in Winnipeg, told Reuters Health by email, "Our study showed children diagnosed with IBD have a twofold increase in the chance of dev...

Helping Our Kids Deal With COVID-19: 5 Tips
https://emedicine.medscape.com/viewarticle/928439

Find the latest COVID-19 news and guidance in Medscape's Coronavirus Resource Center. This transcript has been edited for clarity. Mark A. Lewis, MD: This is Mark Lewis for Medscape Oncology. I'm very privileged to be speaking with my wife, Stasha Lewis, MD, an urgent care pediatrician in Salt Lake City, Utah, about one of the issues affecting dual-physician couples during the coronavirus pande...

Pandemic Brings Financial Trouble for Many Doctors
https://emedicine.medscape.com/viewarticle/928588

Editor's note: Find the latest COVID-19 news and guidance in Medscape's  Coronavirus Resource Center. An irony about COVID-19 — the greatest public health threat in a century — is that many doctors' offices are now basically empty. The pandemic has led to much lower patient volumes for physicians across Georgia. A lot of people have stopped going to the doctor. "It happened almost overnight," s...

Guidance on Infant Symptoms, Cow's Milk Allergy Not Evidence-Based
https://emedicine.medscape.com/viewarticle/928660

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Guidelines that suggest managing crying, vomiting and other common infant symptoms as cow's milk allergy (CMA) are not based on evidence, especially those suggesting that breastfeeding women exclude dairy products to address these symptoms, according to a new report. "The level of cow's milk protein in human breastmilk of a women consuming large quantities of dairy f...

On the Front Line, COVID-19 Has Them Scared to Go Home
https://emedicine.medscape.com/viewarticle/928788

Editor's note: Find the latest COVID-19 news and guidance in Medscape's Coronavirus Resource Center. A Boston-area firefighter moved into a Harvard University dorm to protect his wife and two children. An emergency room doctor sent his wife and four kids to live with her parents, so he won't risk bringing COVID-19 home. Another strips in the garage, throws his clothes right into the washing mac...

Higher Neonatal Vitamin D Levels Tied to Lower Risk of Childhood Asthma
https://emedicine.medscape.com/viewarticle/929175

Takeaway Higher neonatal 25-hydroxyvitamin D3 (25[OH]D3) concentrations may lower the risk of developing childhood asthma at ages 3-9 years. Why this matters Findings suggest that prenatal vitamin D concentrations are important for the development of foetal lung and immune system and reduce the risk of asthma later in life. Study design A case-cohort study included 911 children with asthma (cas...

Can a Healthy Lifestyle Reduce ADHD Incidence in Children?
https://emedicine.medscape.com/viewarticle/929207

Children who follow key healthy lifestyle recommendations at age 10 and 11 are much less likely to be diagnosed with attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) by age 14. In one of the first investigations of its kind, the study of more than 3000 fifth-grade students in Nova Scotia, Canada, showed that those who met at least seven of nine healthy lifestyle recommendations had a substantial...

Update on Vaccine-Derived Poliovirus Outbreaks — Worldwide, July 2019–February 2020
https://emedicine.medscape.com/viewarticle/929362

Abstract and Introduction Introduction Circulating vaccine-derived polioviruses (cVDPVs) can emerge in areas with low poliovirus immunity and cause outbreaks* of paralytic polio.[1–5] Among the three types of wild poliovirus, type 2 was declared eradicated in 2015.[1,2] The use of trivalent oral poliovirus vaccine (tOPV; types 1, 2, and 3 Sabin strains) ceased in April 2016 via a 1-month–long, ...

COVID-19: Alert Over Multisystem Hyperinflammatory State in Children
https://emedicine.medscape.com/viewarticle/929415

Editor's note, 27th April 2020: This article was updated with additional comment. An alert has been issued from within NHS England over rising cases in the past 3 weeks of new symptoms in children needing ICU admission that may be linked to coronavirus. The symptoms, seen in London and other parts of the UK, are described as a multi-system inflammatory state with overlapping features of toxic s...

Prophylaxis for Pediatric Venous Thromboembolism
https://emedicine.medscape.com/viewarticle/929515

Abstract and Introduction Abstract Introduction: Pediatric venous thromboembolism (VTE) is a concern for orthopaedic surgeons. We sought to query the Pediatric Orthopaedic Society of North America (POSNA) members on current VTE prophylaxis practice and compare those results with those of a previous survey (2011). Methods: A 35-question survey was emailed to all active and candidate POSNA member...

Acute Flaccid Myelitis Tends to Spike in Even-Numbered Years. This Summer Could Bring Another Surge
https://emedicine.medscape.com/viewarticle/929610

This transcript has been edited for clarity. I am Sarah Hopkins. I'm an assistant professor of clinical neurology and an attending neurologist at the Children's Hospital of Philadelphia and the University of Pennsylvania, Perelman School of Medicine. Today I'm going to talk about acute flaccid myelitis (AFM) — its characteristics, diagnostic testing, early management, complications, and outstan...

Sexual Health Interventions Tied to Improved Sexual Well-Being Among Black Teens
https://emedicine.medscape.com/viewarticle/929615

(Reuters Health) - Black adolescents who participate in sexual health interventions may be more likely to remain abstinent, use condoms, and be knowledgeable about sexual health, a systematic review and meta-analysis of U.S. studies suggests. Researchers examined data from 29 experimental and quasi-experimental studies with a total of 11,918 African American adolescents (weighted mean age 12.4 ...

Should We Chemically Castrate Sex Offenders to Prevent More Abuse?
https://emedicine.medscape.com/viewarticle/929965

This transcript has been edited for clarity. Hi. I'm Art Caplan, director of the Division of Medical Ethics at the NYU Grossman School of Medicine in New York City. I think no crime makes people as angry as the molestation of children, who are helpless and don't understand sexuality. We feel that the people who prey on them are truly monsters and we want them punished. On the other hand, we als...

COVID-Positive: A Physician's Diary
https://emedicine.medscape.com/viewarticle/929974

Find the latest COVID-19 news and guidance in Medscape's Coronavirus Resource Center. I thought I was careful enough. I washed my hands frequently, wore my N95, and limited lung function testing and rhinoscopy procedures on patients. But in the early going, I didn't stop entirely. Then, I closed the office and switched to practicing telemedicine, which I really enjoyed. I found that this remote...

After Pediatric ED Visits for Allergies, Parents Often Don't Keep Epinephrine Devices Handy
https://emedicine.medscape.com/viewarticle/929975

(Reuters Health) - When children are prescribed self-injectable epinephrine (SIE) in the emergency department, most parents get the prescription filled - but a year later, most of them don't have an unexpired device at hand, a new study finds. "A majority of pediatric patients in an urban population filled their prescription for SIE, though less than half of them had an unexpired device readily...