Optimal management after paediatric lumbar puncture: a randomized controlled trial – BMC Neurology (free)

Related Cochrane Review : Posture and fluids for preventing post‐dural puncture headache (free) AND Summary: Body position and intake of fluids for preventing headache after a lumbar puncture (free)

After a lumbar puncture in children, a shorter time (30 min) of fasting and lying supine without a pillow is not associated with a higher risk of post-lumbar puncture headache or lower back pain.


Effect of ten-valent pneumococcal conjugate vaccine on invasive pneumococcal disease and nasopharyngeal carriage in Kenya: a longitudinal surveillance study – The Lancet (free)

Commentaries: Population versus individual protection by pneumococcal conjugate vaccination – The Lancet (free) AND PCV10 pneumococcal vaccine has big impact in Kenya, even among unvaccinated individuals – Johns Hopkins University Bloomberg School of Public Health (free)


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Measles cases are up nearly 300% from last year. This is a global crisis – CNN (free)

WHO Statement: New measles surveillance data for 2019 – World Health Organization (free)

By Henrietta H Fore (executive director of UNICEF) and Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus (director general of the World Health Organization).


2018 Update on Pediatric Medical Overuse

27 Feb, 2019 | 00:43h | UTC

2018 Update on Pediatric Medical Overuse: A Review – JAMA Pediatrics (free for a limited period)


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Neurodevelopmental outcome at 5 years of age after general anaesthesia or awake-regional anaesthesia in infancy (GAS): an international, multicentre, randomised, controlled equivalence trial – The Lancet (link to abstract – $ for full-text)

Commentary: Having Anesthesia Once as a Baby Does Not Cause Learning Disabilities, New Research Shows – The New York Times (10 articles per month are free)


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Ocular Prophylaxis for Gonococcal Ophthalmia Neonatorum: US Preventive Services Task Force Reaffirmation Recommendation Statement – JAMA (free)

“The USPSTF recommends prophylactic ocular topical medication for all newborns to prevent gonococcal ophthalmia neonatorum. (A recommendation)”


2018 Global Nutrition Report

2 Dec, 2018 | 23:25h | UTC

Review: Transfusion Practice in Neonates

30 Nov, 2018 | 01:22h | UTC

Review: Pediatric Adrenal Insufficiency

22 Nov, 2018 | 21:35h | UTC

E-cigarette Use and Subsequent Smoking Frequency Among Adolescents – Pediatrics (free)

Commentary: E-cigarette users have greater odds of subsequent cigarette use – 2 Minute Medicine (free)

“Among adolescent never smokers, electronic cigarette (e-cigarette) users had approximately 4-fold greater odds of initiating cigarette use at follow-up 2-3 years later.” (from 2 Minute Medicine)


Dietary modifications for infantile colic – Cochrane Library (free)

Summary: Diet changes for infant colic – Cochrane Library (free)

“Based on available evidence, we are unable to recommend any intervention”