Study results suggest that a “traffic light” system for categorizing the severity of infections in children fails to detect a substantial number of serious bacterial infections, particularly urinary tract infections.
Although sucrose significantly reduces the pain experienced by preterm neonates undergoing heel lance, it is associated with significant increases in adenosine triphosphate use and oxidative stress, the results of a US study indicate.
Blood eosinophil counts do not reliably reflect airway eosinophil concentrations in children with severe, therapy-resistant asthma, and therefore cannot be used to make therapeutic decisions, researchers report.
Very-low-birthweight preterm infants with thrombocytopenia treated with cyclooxygenase inhibitors are at an increased risk for intracerebral hemorrhage, particularly if they have decreased platelet levels, research shows.
Research shows that children presenting with abdominal injury at an emergency department who lack seven key factors are extremely unlikely to have an injury requiring acute intervention and therefore do not require computed tomography scanning.
Specialists are more willing to see publicly insured pediatric patients if they are referred from an emergency department rather than directly from a primary care physician, according to research findings from the USA.