Month: October 2022

In a recent Pediatrics journal study, researchers assessed the outcomes of children born to mothers infected during pregnancy with the severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2). In utero, mother-to-child SARS-CoV-2 transmission is possible; however, the mechanisms remain unknown. Previous studies have reported the transplacental passage of anti-SARS-CoV-2 antibodies, thereby providing some passive protection to newborns.
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People with autoimmune or auto-inflammatory rheumatic diseases have an increased risk of infections. This can be due to the underlying disease itself, or may be caused by treatment with immunomodulating or immunosuppressive drugs. Vaccinations play an important role in infection prevention. But children with pedAIIRD require a vaccination schedule that takes into account their disease
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Thanks to everyone who participated in the 2021 Tri My Best Adaptive Triathlon! Held virtually again this year, these incredible athletes ran, swam and biked their way to the finish line. Check out their video below and remember to keep staying active year-round! We look forward to our 2022 event!
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Here’s a new crop of great baby, kid, and family products that have been popping up in our inboxes. Many of these items are part of an important trend—products that are good for you and for the planet. Some are made of organic cotton, others are recyclable, or part of the proceeds benefit local community organizations.
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Pediatric musculoskeletal ultrasound (PedMSUS) has great potential in the evaluation of children with arthritis, and since 2012 several PedMSUS courses have been endorsed by EULAR – The European Alliance of Rheumatology Associations. But despite this, there has been no agreed educational procedure for the conduct, content and format of these courses. This is critical, since
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Asthma attacks can be scary but understanding when to seek emergency medical help can help you remain calm when your child needs you the most. Many parents have the same questions when their child’s asthma worsens. Should we go to the E.R.? How will their asthma be treated once we arrive? Dr. Jamie Kondis explains
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Huntington’s disease, a fatal, inherited neurodegenerative condition, is caused by a genetic error present at birth, though its symptoms often don’t begin until middle adulthood. Scientists at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis have been trying to understand how the aging process triggers the onset of symptoms, with the expectation that such knowledge
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By trick-or-treating as safely as possible and preparing for all potential mishaps, you’ll be set for a night of fun, not fright.  Your toddler’s first Halloween is super exciting, but it can also be scary—both for your first-timer, who isn’t used to being out in the dark with spooky decorations; and for their parents, who
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Portuguese researchers have proven that hearing assessment in early-age infants can help predict milestones and early detection of neurodevelopmental disorder markers. Several studies suggest that the brain’s response to different auditory stimulus intensities in newborn babies can provide important information about basic auditory sensory processing skills, with cascading effects on aspects such as behavioral organization,
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Trained developmental-behavioral pediatricians can generally diagnose autism spectrum disorder (ASD) in young children without the need for additional Autism Diagnostic Observation Schedule (ADOS) testing, finds a prospective multicenter study. The study, conducted through the Developmental Behavioral Pediatrics Research Network (DBPNet) and led by Boston Children’s Hospital, was published October 17 in the journal JAMA Pediatrics.
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Fetal growth -; which is delicate and precisely programmed -; may be disrupted by a mother’s exposure to air pollution and psychological stress during early to mid-pregnancy, a new USC study shows. The findings, published today in JAMA Network Open, suggest that protecting pregnant women from air pollution may improve birth weight, especially among stressed-out
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