A “broader perspective” and a “comprehensive multidimensional assessment” are necessary to establish a causal link between intrapartum hypoxic events and neonatal encephalopathy, according to the latest report from the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG) Task Force on Neonatal Encephalopathy.
Compared with children without autism spectrum disorder (ASD), children with ASD have significantly altered levels of certain bacteria-produced gut metabolites that affect brain function, according to a small study presented as a poster presentation at this year’s American Society for Microbiology meeting in Boston, Massachusetts.
A smartphone-compatible device provides remote electrocardiogram (ECG) tracings of sufficient quality to allow outpatient management of children and adolescents with arrhythmias, according to information presented at the Heart Rhythm Society meeting in San Francisco, California.
Pravastatin—commonly used to treat lipid disorders—slows the progression of structural kidney disease in children and young adults with autosomal dominant polycystic kidney disease, according to the findings of a randomized, placebo-controlled study.
Video capsule endoscopy is safe and effective for diagnosing and managing many gastrointestinal disorders in children, according to information presented during this year’s Digestive Disease Week in Chicago, Illinois.