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Infant’s seizures and skull fracture could point to child abuseA 5-month-old Hispanic male presented to the emergency department (ED) at a children’s hospital in the Northeast United States directly from his daycare after caretakers witnessed 2 shaking, seizure-like episodes. The episodes lasted 1 to 2 minutes in the setting of a fever as palpated by the parents.
Persistent agitation in children with neurologic impairmentsCrying and agitation for no apparent reason in children with severe neurologic impairment is a common and frustrating problem for parents and providers alike. A methodical approach is helpful in dealing with this problem, yet sometimes the cause is not apparent, even after a thorough search. It is helpful to explain to parents and caretakers that the cause of the distress may take some time to figure out, and that diagnosis is often difficult. However, in most cases, a satisfactory treatment can be found.
Can injectable abaloparatide reduce fractures?A new study looks at the efficacy of injectable abaloparatide on reducing fractures due to osteoporosis. Plus: Does acetaminophen use during pregnancy increase the risk of behavior problems in children?
Morcellation risk outweighed by risks of laparotomyMore information on the risks of morcellation when treating fibroids; a look at the price tag associated with post-fracture use of bisphosphonates; and research on the developmental impact of a variety of air pollution.
Low vitamin D linked to death and disease in kidsLow vitamin D levels can play a role in sudden, unexplained deaths.
USPSTF guidelines may miss osteoporosis in at-risk younger postmenopausal womenNational guidelines for osteoporosis screening may miss postmenopausal women ages 50 to 64 years destined to suffer a fracture, according to a new study.