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HSC Medicine, Dentistry and Healthcare Sciences Current Awareness Bulletins: Paediatrics

Paediatrics current awareness bulletin

Frequency: Bi-monthly

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June 2024

Acute scrotal conditions in children 10.1016/j.paed.2024.01.001

Ankle instability and intra-articular injuries in children 10.1016/j.paed.2024.01.005

Appendicitis and non-specific abdominal pain in childhood 10.1016/j.paed.2024.01.002

Dexmedetomidine for analgesia and sedation in newborn infants receiving mechanical ventilation (new Cochrane intervention review) 10.1002/14651858.CD012361.pub2

Diagnostic test accuracy of procalcitonin and C-reactive protein for predicting invasive and serious bacterial infections in young febrile infants: a systematic review and meta-analysis 10.1016/S2352-4642(24)00021-X

Disease-modifying therapies in managing disability worsening in paediatric-onset multiple sclerosis: a longitudinal analysis of global and national registries 10.1016/S2352-4642(24)00047-6

Ear and hearing health in children 10.1016/j.paed.2024.02.004

Evaluation of quality of life in children with precocious puberty 10.1111/cen.15033 

The evolving role of dietitians in neonatal units and beyond 10.1016/j.paed.2024.02.002

Exposure to the smell and taste of milk to accelerate feeding in preterm infants (updated Cochrane intervention review) 10.1002/14651858.CD013038.pub3

Genu valgum in children 10.1016/j.paed.2024.01.006

The importance of global bioethics to paediatric health care 10.1016/S2352-4642(23)00317-6

Increasing prevalence of cerebral palsy among two-year-old children born at <27 weeks of gestation: a cohort study 10.1016/j.jpeds.2024.113944

The long-term indirect impact of COVID-19 on child health 10.1016/j.paed.2024.02.003

Management of the infant born to a mother with tuberculosis: a systematic review and consensus practice guideline 10.1016/S2352-4642(23)00345-0

Measures implemented in the school setting to contain the COVIDÔÇÉ19 pandemic (updated Cochrane rapid review) 10.1002/14651858.CD015029.pub2

Mental health of adolescents exposed to the war in Ukraine 10.1001/jamapediatrics.2024.0295

Neonatal anaemia 10.1016/j.paed.2024.02.007

Neurodisability and risk of hypopituitarism: to screen or not to screen? 10.1016/j.paed.2024.02.005

Non-invasive ventilation in neonatal care: where are we now? 10.1016/j.paed.2024.02.001

Social determinants of health and redirection of care for infants born extremely preterm 10.1001/jamapediatrics.2024.0125


Clinical Endocrinology (Apr); Cochrane Library (Apr-May); JAMA Pediatrics (Apr-May); Journal of Pediatrics (May); Lancet Child and Adolescent Health, The (Apr-May); Paediatrics and Child Health (Apr-May)

April 2024

Characterization of HIV-1 reservoirs in children and adolescents 10.1016/j.jpeds.2024.113919

Child and adolescent immunisation in the UK: current issues 10.1016/j.paed.2023.12.001

Development of high-quality clinical guidelines for children and young people: a stepwise approach 10.1016/j.paed.2023.10.005

Early developmental intervention programmes provided post hospital discharge to prevent motor and cognitive impairment in preterm infants (Cochrane review) 10.1002/14651858.CD005495.pub5

Early intervention to improve neurodevelopmental outcomes for high-risk infants 10.1016/j.paed.2023.12.003

Exome sequencing identifies multiple genetic diagnoses in children with syndromic growth disorders 10.1016/j.jpeds.2023.113841

High cardiac troponin levels in infants with acute SARS-CoV-2 infection 10.1016/j.jpeds.2023.113876

Impact of telemedicine on access to care for rural transgender and gender-diverse youth 10.1016/j.jpeds.2024.113911

Intravenous maintenance fluid therapy in acutely and critically ill children: state of the evidence 10.1016/S2352-4642(23)00288-2

Is this normal, doctor? Ten normal variants in infancy 10.1016/j.paed.2023.11.006

Nutritional management of children and infants with cancer 10.1016/j.paed.2023.11.002

Paediatric Cushing syndrome: a prospective cohort study 10.1016/S2352-4642(23)00264-X

Physical activity and mental health in children and adolescents with neurodevelopmental disorders 10.1001/jamapediatrics.2023.6251

A practical approach to the assessment of the external genitalia in boys 10.1016/j.paed.2023.11.003

Prophylactic oropharyngeal surfactant for preterm newborns at birth 10.1001/jamapediatrics.2023.5082

School bullying in children and adolescents with neurodevelopmental and psychiatric conditions 10.1016/S2352-4642(23)00289-4

Socioemotional development of infants and toddlers during the COVID-19 pandemic 10.1001/jamapediatrics.2023.5684

Therapeutic exercises for idiopathic scoliosis in adolescents (Cochrane review) 10.1002/14651858.CD007837.pub3

Understanding recent advances in genomic testing in paediatric oncology 10.1016/j.paed.2023.11.001

What is health equity and why do children need it now more than ever? 10.1016/j.paed.2023.12.002


Cochrane Library (Feb-Mar); JAMA Pediatrics (Jan-Mar); Journal of Pediatrics (Feb-Apr); Lancet Child and Adolescent Health, The (Jan-Mar); Paediatrics and Child Health (Jan-Mar)

February 2024

Acute postoperative pain in children (new Cochrane reviews) - Diclofenac DOI: 10.1002/14651858.CD015087.pub2; Ibuprofen DOI: 10.1002/14651858.CD015432.pub2

Behavior problems in low-income young children screened in pediatric primary care DOI: 10.1001/jamapediatrics.2023.4229

Bilateral vocal cord paralysis requiring long-term tracheostomy after SARS-CoV-2 infection DOI: 10.1542/peds.2023-061897

Bone mineral density in transgender adolescents treated with puberty suppression and subsequent gender-affirming hormones DOI: 10.1001/jamapediatrics.2023.4588

Childhood and adolescence gender role nonconformity and gender and sexuality diversity in young adulthood DOI: 10.1001/jamapediatrics.2023.3873

Effect of extracurricular after-school physical activities on academic performance of schoolchildren: a cluster randomized clinical trial DOI: 10.1001/jamapediatrics.2023.3615

Estimates of major depressive disorder and treatment among adolescents by race and ethnicity DOI: 10.1001/jamapediatrics.2023.3996

Exercise and insulin resistance markers in children and adolescents with excess weight: a systematic review and network meta-analysis DOI: 10.1001/jamapediatrics.2023.4038

Inconsistency between pictures on baby diaper packaging in Europe and safe infant sleep recommendations DOI: 10.1016/j.jpeds.2023.113763

Infants eligible for neonatal hypoglycemia screening: a systematic review DOI: 10.1001/jamapediatrics.2023.3957

The irritable infant in the neonatal intensive care unit: risk factors and biomarkers of gastroesophageal reflux disease DOI: 10.1016/j.jpeds.2023.113760

Participation of children with autism during COVID-19: the role of maternal participation DOI: 10.1177/15394492231164939

Patterns of social determinants of health and child mental health, cognition, and physical health DOI: 10.1001/jamapediatrics.2023.4218

Positioning for lumbar puncture in newborn infants (updated Cochrane review) DOI: 10.1002/14651858.CD015592.pub3

Probiotics, prebiotics, lactoferrin, and combination products for prevention of mortality and morbidity in preterm infants: a systematic review and network meta-analysis DOI: 10.1001/jamapediatrics.2023.3849

Problem-solving skills training for parents of children with chronic health conditions: a systematic review and meta-analysis DOI: 10.1001/jamapediatrics.2023.5753

School absenteeism and the COVID-19 pandemic: the role of pediatricians DOI: 10.1177/00099228231174772

Topical and oral steroids for otitis media with effusion (OME) in children (new Cochrane review) DOI: 10.1002/14651858.CD015255.pub2

Sources used: Clinical Pediatrics (Jan); Cochrane Library (Dec-Jan); JAMA Pediatrics (Nov, Dec); Journal of Pediatrics (Jan); OTJR: Occupation, Participation and Health (Jan); Pediatrics (Dec, Jan)