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A case report published in The Pediatric Infectious Disease Journal is the strongest evidence to date that intrauterine transmission of severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) can occur. “We present a preterm infant who developed a fever and mild respiratory disease on the...
Specific sleep problems among babies and very young children can be linked to mental disorders in adolescents, according to a study published in JAMA Psychiatry. Isabel Morales-Muñoz, MD, University of Birmingham’s School of Psychology, Birmingham, United Kingdom, and colleagues studied...
The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved fenfluramine (Fintepla), a Schedule IV controlled substance, for the treatment of seizures associated with Dravet syndrome in patients aged 2 years and older. “Dravet syndrome is a debilitating disease that takes a tremendous toll on both patients...
Establishment of a remote continuous electroencephalogram (CEEG) program for neonates is feasible and effective at identifying seizures, according to a study published in the Journal of Clinical Neurophysiology. “This study allowed us to test a framework for expanding remote continuous monitoring...
A study published in The Journal of Pediatrics showed that infants aged younger than 90 days who tested positive for severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) fared well with little or no respiratory involvement. The study found that fever was often the primary or only symptom...

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CHICAGO -- June 23, 2020 -- Golimumab preserves ß-cell function and reduces insulin use in children and young adults with recently diagnosed type 1 diabetes, according to a study presented at the Virtual 80th Scientific Sessions of the American Diabetes Association (ADA)....

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