Nationwide Children’s Hospital is one of 13 medical centers nationwide participating in the Pediatric Regional Anesthesia Network, a collaboration designed to support the collection of highly audited data on practice patterns and complications and to facilitate collaborative research in regional anesthetic techniques in infants and children. Participating institutions report the number of regional anesthesia procedures they do each month. Researchers conducted this study at Nationwide Children’s Hospital in Columbus, Ohio, publishing its results in the Journal of Pediatric Orthopaedics in June.
For selected infants and children with increased risk for meningococcal disease, there will be a new recommended vaccine in their immunization schedule, according to updated recommendations from the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP).
Excessive analgesics use can contribute to the chronic headache associated with concussion in some adolescent patients and discontinuing these drugs can improve symptoms, according to researchers at the 42nd Annual Meeting of the Child Neurology Society, in Austin, Texas.