Coronavirus Update:What patients and families need to know
The majority of patients with cystic fibrosis may not achieve blood concentrations of antibiotics sufficiently high enough to effectively fight bacteria responsible for pulmonary exacerbations, leading to worsening pulmonary function, indicates a study led by researchers at Children’s National Health System.
Parents of vulnerable newborns in neonatal intensive care units who feel less resilient may experience more symptoms of psychological distress, including depression and anxiety. A snapshot from an ongoing cross-sectional study exploring this relationship was presented during the American Academy of Pediatrics National Conference & Exhibition.
A group of international clinicians, scientists and self-advocates across the fields of autism and gender diversity report that current published studies do clearly identify a significant subset of people with gender differences who also have co-occurring autism.
The number of children and adolescents visiting the nation’s emergency departments due to mental health concerns continued to rise at an alarming rate from 2012 through 2016, with mental health diagnoses for non-Latino blacks outpacing such diagnoses among youth of other racial/ethnic groups, according to a retrospective cross-sectional study presented during the American Academy of Pediatrics National Conference & Exhibition.
The reasons that children with firearm-related injuries are rushed to the nation’s emergency departments differs by the intent of the person discharging the weapon, with younger kids more likely to be injured by accident and older youths more likely to be victims of an assault, according to retrospective, cross-sectional analyses presented during the American Academy of Pediatrics National Conference & Exhibition. Efforts to protect children from firearm-related injuries should factor in these differences in intent as legislation and policies are drafted, suggests a study team led by Children’s National Health System.
Children of all ages are rushed to emergency departments to treat broken bones. However, depending on their race and ethnicity, their pain may be managed differently, according to a multi-institutional study presented during the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) National Conference & Exhibition. While non-Latino black children and Latino children are more likely to receive any analgesia, non-white children with fractured bones are less likely to receive opioid pain medications, even when they arrive at the emergency department with similar pain levels.
Today, Children’s National Health System (Children’s National) signed a Letter of Intent with The HSC Health Care System (HSC) to pursue a partnership creating more integrated care delivery for children and young adults with complex needs in D.C. and across the Mid-Atlantic region.
Washingtonian magazine’s annual list of the region’s “Top Doctors” recognized 57 Children’s National Health System physicians from a wide array of specialties including Allergy/Immunology, Cardiology and Cardiac Surgery, Dermatology, Endocrinology, Hematology/Oncology, Nephrology, Neurology, Orthopaedics, Surgery and Urology.
When youth living with HIV/AIDS participate in pediatric advance care planning, they gain a sense of control associated with reduced physical symptoms, especially pain, according to a new study. The study notes that despite the advent of highly effective medications, U.S. youth living with HIV/AIDS are six to 12 times more likely to die than the general public.
To foster development, production and marketing of the next generation of medical devices designed to meet growing children’s unique needs, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) awarded $5 million to the National Capital Consortium for Pediatric Device Innovation (NCC-PDI), led by Children’s National Health System and University of Maryland, College Park.