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The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved a supplemental application for the combination sofosbuvir and velpatasvir (Epclusa) to treat hepatitis C virus (HCV) in children aged 6 years and older or weighing at least 17 kg (37 lbs) with any of the 6 HCV genotypes without cirrhosis or with...
By Denise Baez NEW YORK -- March 18, 2020 -- There is no evidence that coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) could be transmitted vertically to the fetus from the pregnant mother and cause a clinically significant infection, according to a case study published in Frontiers in Pediatrics. “During...
Proton pump inhibitors may lead to an increased risk of fractures in children and adolescents, according to a study published in the Journal of Pediatric Gastroenterology and Nutrition. “This study suggests an increased risk of fracture among otherwise healthy paediatric patients exposed to PPIs...
As outbreaks of coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19), caused by the novel severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2), continue worldwide, there’s reassuring evidence that children have fewer symptoms and less severe disease, according to a review published in The Pediatric...
By Denise Baez A study published in The New England Journal of Medicine showed that coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) occured in children in the early phase of the outbreak in Wuhan, China, causing moderate-to-severe respiratory illness. From January 7, 2020, to January 15, 2020, a total of 366...

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Conference Reports

By Alex Morrison

BOSTON -- March 12, 2020 -- Azithromycin did not improve lung function in children with HIV-associated chronic lung disease, but did reduce morbidity, according to a study presented at the virtual Conference on Retroviruses and Opportunistic Infections (CROI).

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By Eric Ramos

ORLANDO, Fla -- February 26, 2020 -- Among children with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) without intellectual disability, administering a single intravenous umbilical cord blood infusion did not improve socialisation skills or reduce autism symptoms, according to a study...

By Nancy Melville

ORLANDO, Fla -- February 21, 2020 -- Whereas the in-hospital risk of mortality associated with paediatric septic shock has plummeted in recent decades, many patients have not returned to baseline quality of life a year later, and many have substantial deterioration in...

By Nancy Melville

ORLANDO, Fla -- February 20, 2020 -- Children with acute severe asthma treated with stress ulcer prophylaxis to prevent bleeding from corticosteroid treatment show no differences in bleeding rates compared with those not provided the prophylaxis, according to a study...

By Nancy Melville

ORLANDO, Fla -- February 20, 2020 -- The use of an intravenous combination of hydrocortisone, ascorbic acid, and thiamine (HAT) as adjunctive therapy in the treatment of children with septic shock significantly reduces mortality, according to research presented here at...

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