Severity of COVID-19 in Children

9 Apr, 2020 | 03:19h | UTC

Sustainable care for children with cancer – The Lancet Oncology (free articles – registration required)


N95 Re-Use Instructions

30 Mar, 2020 | 02:06h | UTC

Primary care & Coronavirus (COVID 19): key guidance, information and support – Medium

Related: Coronavirus disease 2019 (covid-19): a guide for UK GPs – The BMJ AND Covid-19: a remote assessment in primary care – The BMJ


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Prolonged presence of SARS-CoV-2 viral RNA in faecal samples – The Lancet Gastroenterology & Hepatology

“Very important article about viral shedding. Spoiler alert: quarantine may need to be much longer than 14 days. Virus is detectible in feces for up to 5 weeks. Caveat: virus not necessarily viable” (via @figgyjam see Tweet)


Practical Advice: PPE Pearls

26 Mar, 2020 | 01:49h | UTC

COVID-19: Updates for Pediatricians

6 Apr, 2020 | 00:30h | UTC

Guidelines & Reports:


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COVID-19 Pediatrics: This page will be updated as often as necessary and will be fixed in the right column on our homepage.


Study: SARS-CoV-2 Infection in Children

19 Mar, 2020 | 10:59h | UTC

Mental Health and Psychosocial Considerations During COVID-19 Outbreak – World Health Organization (free PDF)

Related: The psychological impact of quarantine and how to reduce it: rapid review of the evidence – The Lancet (free) AND Behavioural scientists form new front in battle against coronavirus – The Guardian (free)

“Minimize watching, reading or listening to news that causes you to feel anxious or distressed; seek information only from trusted sources and mainly to take practical steps to prepare your plans and protect yourself and loved ones.”


Characteristics of pediatric SARS-CoV-2 infection and potential evidence for persistent fecal viral shedding – Nature Medicine (free)

Commentaries: How Does The Coronavirus Affect Kids? What We Know So Far About COVID-19 In Children – Forbes (free) AND Coronavirus study finds children with COVID-19 show milder symptom pattern – Reuters (free)

“Children infected with the #COVID19 outbreak coronavirus, SARS-CoV-2, show mild symptoms but prolonged shedding of viral RNA in feces, suggesting that the fecal–oral route might play a role in virus transmission #CORONAVIRUS” (via @NatureMedicine see Tweet)


A novel digital intervention for actively reducing severity of paediatric ADHD (STARS-ADHD): a randomised controlled trial – The Lancet Digital Health (free)

Commentaries: Digital health interventions for children with ADHD – The Lancet Digital Health (free) AND Video game-like intervention shows promise in improving attention of children with ADHD – The Lancet (free)


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Healthy Birth—and Then What?

1 Mar, 2020 | 19:00h | UTC

Former CDC director: A coronavirus pandemic is inevitable. What now? – CNN (free)

Related: Opinion on COVID-19 Outbreak – “Past Time to Tell the Public: “It Will Probably Go Pandemic, and We Should All Prepare Now”” (related opinions on the subject)

See also: Novel Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19) Latest Articles, Guidelines, News & Perspectives / 26 February 2020 Edition (free resources on the subject – updated daily)


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Review: Hip Pain in Children

21 Feb, 2020 | 08:32h | UTC

Daily emollient during infancy for prevention of eczema: the BEEP randomised controlled trial – The Lancet (free)

Related Study: Skin emollient and early complementary feeding to prevent infant atopic dermatitis (PreventADALL): a factorial, multicentre, cluster-randomised trial – The Lancet (link to abstract – $ for full-text)

Commentaries: Emollients for prevention of atopic dermatitis in infancy – The Lancet (free) AND Daily moisturizer does not prevent eczema according to new research – News Medical (free)


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Cannabis use during pregnancy and postpartum – Canadian Family Physician (free)

Related: AAP Clinical Report: Implications of Marijuana Use During Pregnancy and Breastfeeding (free report and commentaries)

“There is no known safe level of cannabis use during pregnancy or lactation”


Depressive symptoms and objectively measured physical activity and sedentary behaviour throughout adolescence: a prospective cohort study – The Lancet Psychiatry (free)


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Leaving no woman, no child, and no adolescent behind – The BMJ (free articles)

News Release: Can we achieve health for all women, children, and adolescents by 2030? – Partnership for Maternal, Newborn and Child Health (free)


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Vaccination of Infants with Meningococcal Group B Vaccine (4CMenB) in England – New England Journal of Medicine (link to abstract – $ for full-text)

Related Study: Meningococcal B Vaccine and Meningococcal Carriage in Adolescents in Australia – New England Journal of Medicine (link to abstract – $ for full-text)

Commentary: Vaccine prevents deadly meningitis B in infants – Reuters (free)


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Global, regional, and national burden of congenital heart disease, 1990–2017: a systematic analysis for the Global Burden of Disease Study 2017 – The Lancet Child & Adolescent Health (free)

Invited Commentary: Congenital heart disease: a global public health concern (free)

Related: Findings from the Global Burden of Disease Study 2017 – The Lancet / Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation (free PDF)


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Childhood Obesity Is a Major Problem. Research Isn’t Helping. – The New York Times (10 articles per month are free)

“Something is missing with many study methods.”


New baby: fads, fashions and evidence for new parents – Evidently Cochrane (free)


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Irbesartan in Marfan syndrome (AIMS): a double-blind, placebo-controlled randomised trial – The Lancet (free)

Invited Commentary: Angiotensin-II receptor blockade in Marfan syndrome – The Lancet (free)


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Homepage: CPR Guidelines (free summaries and infographics)

– 2019 Highlights – Guidelines Update for CPR & ECC

– 2019 FAQ – Guidelines Update for CPR & ECC

– 2019 Infographic – ACLS Guidelines Update

– 2019 Infographic – PALS Guidelines Update

Original Guidelines: AHA Updates on Advanced Cardiovascular Life Support (ACLS) (free) AND AHA Updates in Pediatric Life Support (free)


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Review: Celiac Disease

4 Dec, 2019 | 08:20h | UTC

The case for mandatory vaccination – Nature (free)

Related Opinion: Mandate Vaccination with Care (free commentaries)

“When immunization rates dip, legislation is often strengthened. But does the evidence stack up?”


NICE Guideline: Fever in Under 5s

20 Nov, 2019 | 10:49h | UTC

Results of the Fontan Udenafil Exercise Longitudinal (FUEL) Trial – Circulation (free for a limited period)

Commentaries: Teens with Heart Disease Improve Exercise Capacity in Large Clinical Trial – Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia (free) AND Pediatric drug trial finds benefit in teens with heart defect – NIH News Releases (free)

#AHA19 – Just Presented at the 2019 American Heart Association Annual Meeting


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AHA Updates in Pediatric Life Support

18 Nov, 2019 | 00:55h | UTC

Elexacaftor–Tezacaftor–Ivacaftor for Cystic Fibrosis with a Single Phe508del Allele – New England Journal of Medicine (link to abstract – $ for full-text)

Editorial: Realizing the Dream of Molecularly Targeted Therapies for Cystic Fibrosis (free)

Related Research: Efficacy and safety of the elexacaftor plus tezacaftor plus ivacaftor combination regimen in people with cystic fibrosis homozygous for the F508del mutation: a double-blind, randomised, phase 3 trial – The Lancet (link to abstract – $ for full-text)

Commentary: Three-drug combo improves lung function in most common genetic form of cystic fibrosis – UT Southwestern Medical Center (free)


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Quantifying risks and interventions that have affected the burden of diarrhoea among children younger than 5 years: an analysis of the Global Burden of Disease Study 2017 – The Lancet Infectious Diseases (free)

Invited Commentary: Early childhood diarrhoea: from data to interventions (free)

Related Global Burden of Disease Report: Global Burden of Diarrhea (free)


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