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Pediatric End-Stage Liver Disease Score Underestimates Mortality

Pediatric End-Stage Liver Disease Score Underestimates Mortality

The PELD score underestimates the actual probability of 90-day pretransplant mortality for children undergoing a primary liver transplant.

Cesarean Delivery Linked to Food Allergy in Offspring

Children born by cesarean delivery who were large for gestational age and had low Apgar scores may be at increased risk of developing a food allergy.

Relationship Between Atopic Disorders May Be Age Dependent

Although allergic sensitization and hay fever rates increased as children grew older, the rates of asthma dropped.

Opinion

Frightening parasomnias of childhood sleep

Parasomnias usually occur in healthy children, but the differential can include neurologic, psychiatric, and mental disorders, so careful observation and a good history and physical are important.

Making a case for developmental trauma disorder

Epigenetics explains the anatomy and physiology behind the central nervous system changes caused by child abuse.

Soft tissue sarcoma of the thigh in an adolescent male

A young boy's complaint of a tender mass on his left thigh is diagnosed as osteosarcoma.

Clinical Features

Emollient Bath Additives Ineffective for Atopic Dermatitis in Children

Emollient Bath Additives Ineffective for Atopic Dermatitis in Children

Although the American Academy of Dermatology recommends the direct application of emollients to the skin in patients with atopic dermatitis, the addition of oils, emollients, or other additives to bath water is not recommended due to insufficient evidence regarding their efficacy.

Limited Formula Supplementation May Not Adversely Affect Breastfeeding

Limited Formula Supplementation May Not Adversely Affect Breastfeeding

Although exclusive breastfeeding for the first 6 months of life is recommended by several health organizations, there may be a delay before abundant maternal milk production is established.

Slideshows

Image of the Week: Seizures and Spontaneous Laughter in a Child

Image of the Week: Seizures and Spontaneous Laughter in a Child

A 4-year-old female patient is referred to a pediatric neurologist for evaluation of tonic-clonic seizures, as well as sudden bursts ...

Image of the Week: Erythematous Rash and Fever

Image of the Week: Erythematous Rash and Fever

A 5-year-old boy presents with new-onset erythematous rash, fever that has persisted for 4 days, coughing, and sneezing.

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