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Pediatric: Child Health, Disability & Medical Conditions Document List

This page contains the full list of articles and documents from the Disabled World Pediatrics category. Though some documents may have since been updated, or revised, they are still listed by their original publish date, with the most recent documents first.

Pediatric: Child Health, Disability & Medical Conditions Publications

2018-06-04 : Coaxing Kids Through Vaccinations - Pain Expectation is Pain Reality for Children : UC Riverside researchers examine how expectation of pain influences pain experience in children.

2018-03-24 : Types of Genetic Mutations Associated with Nephrotic Syndrome Identified : By analyzing most common genetic variants scientists aim at improving diagnosis and treatment for nephrotic syndrome which presents high resistance to drugs and relapse in post-transplant scenario.

2018-03-19 : Siblings of Cot Death Victims Have Four Times SIDS Risk : Researchers calculated incidence of SIDS in younger siblings compared to the general population and found younger siblings of SIDS victims had four-fold increased risk of SIDS compared to the general population.

2015-12-10 : Increased Risk for Abuse for Children with Specific Birth Defects : Research shows children born with cleft lip or palate and spina bifida at increased risk for abuse before the age of 2.

2015-06-22 : Childhood Trauma: Symptoms & Behavior Information : Trauma symptoms manifest very differently in babies and toddlers than in children who are older, adolescents and adults.

2015-03-03 : CHOPS Syndrome: New Early Development Genetic Syndrome : CHOPS syndrome illuminates a very important pathway in early human development, a sort of master switch that controls many other genes.

2015-02-23 : Baby Formula - Higher Arsenic Risk than Breast Milk : Study of urinary arsenic in babies found formula-fed infants had higher arsenic levels than breast-fed infants, and breast milk contained very low arsenic concentrations.

2015-01-15 : Bad Behavior in Kids Often Points to Later Problems : If bad behavior is prolonged or intense, the child may have conduct disorder, or a psychiatric problem that could be a harbinger of antisocial behavior.

2015-01-08 : Rihanna and Taylor Swift Music Eases Kids Pain after Surgery : Study shows pediatric patients who listened to songs by Rihanna, Taylor Swift and other singers had significant reduction in pain after major surgery.

2014-07-29 : Factors Causing Multiple Disabilities Among Children - Pharma-Media Never Wants Public to Know : Documented evidence-based statistics prove link between fetal iatro-teratogenecity and multiple forms of disabilities among new born and unborn babies.

2014-05-20 : Progeria - Helping Young Patients with Old Hearts : Racing the clock to help young patients with old hearts UMD study of prematurely aging children may help explain effects of normal aging.

2014-05-07 : Nightmares Can be a Sign a Child is being Bullied : A study finds victims of bullying are at increased risk of experiencing sleep disturbances such as nightmares.

2014-01-16 : Toxic Chemicals - Children and the Environment : Article looks at some of the toxic substances found in the environment today and their possible effects on children.

2013-02-21 : The Age Children Should be Able to Hop on One Leg : Study reveals young pre-school children are not yet able to perform certain tasks such as hopping or standing on one leg for longer than two seconds.

2013-02-19 : Why do Babies Cry : Crying is a principal means of communicating its negative emotions and in the majority of cases the only way babies have to express them.

2012-12-02 : Children, Medicaid and Psychiatric Services : Children with forms of psychiatric disabilities may have needs that require services and support that go beyond their family members abilities to meet.

2012-11-17 : Child Abuse Information - Types and Prevention : Injuries to a child are considered to be abuse despite whether or not the parent or caregiver intended to harm the child.

2012-11-01 : Childhood Mental Health Disorders : Information regarding childhood mental health disorders that have the potential to disrupt daily life at school at home or in the community.

2012-08-29 : Understanding Temper Tantrums in Children : Information regarding temper tantrums in children and knowing when disruptive behavior is typical or a sign of a serious mental problem.

2012-08-07 : Why Do Children Get Sick So Often? : Studies show key cell signals inhibit growth of essential immune cells early in life blocking this signaling could lead to improving an infants response to infection.

2011-09-03 : Telltale Signs of Child Abuse and/or Neglect : Signs include showing up at school early or staying late and not wanting to go home behavior that seems overly compliant withdrawn poor hygiene or clothing and unaddressed medical or dental needs.

2011-08-12 : How and When to Toilet Train Children : Toilet training should be started when both the child and parents are ready.

2011-06-10 : Treating Children's Eye Infections Without Surgery : Medical management may be preferred over surgery for children with orbital cellulitis an acute infection of the tissues surrounding the eye.

2011-05-08 : Curing Deadly Childhood Diarrhea : Diarrhea is frequently a symptom of another disease such as cholera and rotavirus and turns deadly in children who rapidly lose body fluids.

2011-05-01 : Raising a Child to Not be a Bully : Parents can play a key role in decreasing the chances that their son or daughter will harass or intimidate other children.

2011-05-01 : Infants Wake up Taller : Measuring the link between daily growth and sleep show the two are inextricably linked.

2011-03-19 : New Anti-Bullying Act Missing Teeth : Multiple studies indicate that fat children are the group being most bullied.

2011-03-10 : Phelan-McDermid Syndrome and Shank 3 Mutations : Phelan-McDermid syndrome is characterized by average to accelerated growth low muscle tone moderate to profound intellectual disability severely delayed speech as well as some dysmorphic feature.

2011-01-31 : Combating Childhood Heart Disease : Children can develop a condition called heterotaxy in which the heart is severely malformed.

2011-01-03 : Tonsillectomy in Children : Tonsillectomy is one of the most common surgical procedures in the United States with over 530000 procedures performed annually in children under 15 years old.

2010-12-27 : Not All Infant Formulas are the Same - Differential Weight Gain Effects : Weight gain of formula fed infants is influenced by the type of formula the infant is consuming.

2010-12-19 : Premature and At-Risk Babies - Requisite Standard of Care : Caring for premature or at-risk babies involves highly skilled training and use of sophisticated technology and equipment.

2010-10-14 : Unexplained Childhood Disorders : Parents of children with undiagnosed learning disorders developmental deficits and congenital abnormalities face psychological and social challenges.

2010-10-11 : Screen Time Linked to Psychological Problems in Children : Children who spend longer than 2 hours in front of a computer or television screen more likely to suffer psychological difficulties.

2010-10-08 : Children's Agitation After Surgery May be Preventable : Temporary combativeness after surgery, a complication affecting up to half of anesthetized children may be preventable with drugs.

2010-10-07 : Kids With Chronic Illness or Disability More Apt to Be Bullied : Students living with a disability or chronic illness are more likely to be victims of bullying at school.

2010-10-03 : Unemployment Linked with Child Maltreatment : Researchers directly linked an increased unemployment rate to child maltreatment one year later.

2010-09-27 : Daycare Puts Children with Lung Disease at Risk for Serious Illness : Exposure to common viruses in daycare puts children with chronic lung conditions at risk for serious respiratory infections.

2010-09-17 : Absence of Father Linked to Earlier Puberty in Certain Girls : Girls in homes without a biological father are more likely to hit puberty at an earlier age.

2010-09-07 : Kids Bullied at School - Adults Bullied in Workplace : With children heading back to school parents may fear rekindling of bullying that occurred last year.

2010-09-07 : Treating Teenage Self Injury : Treating patients who engage in a disturbing self-injury behavior known as self-embedding.

2010-08-19 : Prenatal Exposure to Pesticides Linked to Attention Problems : Children exposed to organophosphate pesticides while still in the womb more likely to develop attention disorders.

2010-08-03 : Sotos Syndrome - A Rare Genetic Disorder : Sotos syndrome is a variable genetic disorder characterized by excessive growth before and after the person is born.

2010-07-28 : Cooling Blankets Offer Hope for Babies Deprived of Oxygen at Birth : With brain cooling doctors are able to reduce the likelihood and severity of long-term impairments.

2010-07-26 : Medicating Children for Sleep Disorders : Wide array of medication common practice for insomnia in children receiving mental health treatment.

2010-07-15 : Effects on Children from Hurricane Katrina : Hurricane Katrina effects on children: Resilience and gender.

2010-06-24 : Breast Milk Transmits Drugs and Medicine to Baby : Information on whether women who taking drugs or medicines should breast feed their babies.

2010-06-21 : Radical Changes in Child Welfare Services Needed to Prevent Abuse : Radical changes are needed to improve assessments and support for families where there are concerns about parental abuse.

2010-05-24 : Pediatric Mobility Aid Related Injuries : Association between injury and type of mobility aid result of limitations of children using the various aids.

2010-05-20 : Treatment for Children with Vesicoureteral Reflux : Treatment for vesicoureteral reflux (VUR) when urine flows backwards into the kidneys from the bladder.

2010-05-13 : AAP Advocating for U.S. Pediatricians to Perform Certain Types of Female Genital Mutilation : New policy statement issued by American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) essentially promotes female genital mutilation.

2010-05-03 : Preventing Child Bullying - Parental Involvement : Decrease the likelihood your child will become a school bully.

2010-03-29 : Advances in Drugs for Childhood Cancer : New class of compounds targeting a protein implicated in promoting a variety of cancers.

2010-03-12 : Best Treatment for Childhood Epilepsy : Anti-seizure medications ethosuximide is the most effective treatment for childhood epilepsy.

2010-03-08 : Prenatal Screening for Spinal Muscular Atrophy too Costly : Is prenatal screening for rare diseases like spinal muscular atrophy too costly.

2010-02-18 : Increase in Childhood Chronic Health Conditions : Rate of chronic health conditions among children in the U.S. increased from 12.8 percent in 1994 to 26.6 percent in 2006.

2010-02-05 : Teens With Suicidal Thoughts - Family Therapy Helps Best : Adolescents with suicidal thoughts and depression had reduction of symptoms when treated with family therapy than standard treatment.

2010-02-03 : SIDS May Be Caused by Low Production of Serotonin in Brainstem : Sudden infant death syndrome (SIDS) linked with low production of serotonin in the brainstem.

2010-01-25 : ADHD and Health Problems for Mixed-handed Children : Mixed-handed children more likely to have mental health language and scholastic problems.

2010-01-23 : American Babies Born Smaller : U.S. infants are getting smaller according to researchers at the Harvard Pilgrim Health Care Institute.

2009-12-04 : It Matters Where Low Income Families with Special Needs Kids Live : Caring for a child with special health care needs usually means higher medical expenses for a family.

2009-10-27 : Puberty a Gateway to Heart Disease : Rates of high blood pressure high cholesterol and obesity in teens alarmingly high.

2009-10-05 : Internet Addiction in Children : Addiction to the Internet can negatively impact school performance family relationships and childrens emotional state.

2009-10-04 : One Million Premature Babies per Year : More than one million premature babies die each year because they are born too early.

2009-09-30 : Progressive Infantile Scoliosis Responds Well to Casts : Study shows progressive infantile scoliosis responds well to a series of casts.

2009-09-28 : Pediatric Care Adverse Drug Events : Side effects and accidental overdoses of medications are a common complication of outpatient care in children.

2009-09-28 : Screening Lowers Severe Jaundice Risk in Babies : Screening all newborns for excessive bilirubin in the blood can significantly decrease the incidence of severe jaundice.

2009-08-31 : Childhood Bone Cancer - New Hope : Ewings sarcoma an often deadly bone cancer that typically afflicts children and young adults.

2009-08-08 : Smoking and Binge Drinking Threat to Teen Health : Teens who engage in heavy binge drinking also likely to engage in heavy smoking.

2009-08-07 : Delays in UK Child Brain Tumor Diagnosis : UK children are suffering from preventable levels of disability particularly blindness and premature death due to poor diagnosis of brain tumors.

2009-07-28 : Pesticides Linked to Childhood Cancer in Washington : Cancer Center finds a higher level of common household pesticides in the urine of children with acute lymphoblastic leukemia.

2009-07-01 : Infants Should be Screened for Developmental Hip Dysplasia : Infants with Developmental Hip Dysplasia are often at risk of developing arthritis of the hip as a young adult.

2009-05-05 : Why Parents Miss Children's Immunizations : Study shows there are several factors that contribute to children missing immunization visits.

2009-04-25 : Breakthrough Work On Salt Iodization to Prevent Brain Damage : 2009 Pollin Pediatric Research Prize Awarded to Dr. Basil S. Hetzel for discovery that maternal iodine deficiency can cause brain damage in newborns.

2009-04-24 : Drug Inhibits Acute Leukemia Cell Growth : Researchers find drug that inhibits acute leukemia cell growth - Pre-clinical study shows 50 percent reduced tumor cell burden.

2009-04-05 : Sandhoff Disease Information : Sandhoff disease is a rare genetic lipid storage disorder resulting in the progressive deterioration of the central nervous system.

2009-04-05 : Rett Syndrome Information : Rett Syndrome is a progressive neurologic disease in girls characterized by normal birth and apparently normal psychomotor development during the first six to 18 months of life.

2009-04-05 : Infantile Pompe Disease: Facts & Information : Pompe disease is a rare inherited often fatal disorder that disables the heart and muscles caused by mutations in a gene that makes an enzyme called alpha-glucosidase.

2009-04-04 : Metachromatic Leukodystrophy Information : Metachromatic leukodystrophy MLD is a hereditary degenerative disease transmitted as an autosomal recessive due to sulfatase a deficiency with excess accumulation of sulfated lipids responsible for metachromasia in various tissues.

2009-04-04 : Lesch-Nyhan Syndrome Information : Lesch-Nyhan syndrome LNS is a rare inherited disorder caused by a deficiency of the enzyme hypoxanthine-guanine phosphoribosyltransferase.

2009-04-02 : Krabbe Disease: Facts and Information : Krabbe disease is one of a group of genetic disorders called the leukodystrophies.

2009-04-02 : Infantile Neuroaxonal Dystrophy : Infantile Neuroaxonal Dystrophy is a rare, inherited neurological disorder that causes progressive loss of vision muscular control, and mental skills.

2009-04-02 : Gaucher Disease Information : Gaucher disease is an inherited metabolic disorder in which fatty substance called glucocerebroside accumulate in the spleen liver lungs bone marrow and the brain.

2009-04-01 : Farber's Disease Information : Farber's disease included in a group of inherited metabolic disorders called lipid storage diseases when excess amounts of lipids build up to harmful levels.

2009-04-01 : Cerebro Oculo Facio Skeletal Syndrome : Cerebro oculo facio skeletal syndrome is a pediatric genetic degenerative disorder that involves the brain and the spinal cord that begins before birth.

2009-04-01 : Short-rib Polydactyly Syndrome Gene Identified : Many things go awry in short-rib polydactyly syndrome the fetus develops extra fingers and toes and its skeleton does not grow.

2009-03-23 : Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder in Children : Fetal Alcohol Syndrome has the most consensus among medical professionals and has a ICD-9 or ICD-10 diagnosis.

2009-03-20 : Osgood-Schlatters Disease : Osgood-Schlatter Disease is claimed to not be a disease but a collection of symptoms that involves the tibial tubercle epiphysis.

2009-03-19 : Decline in Child Kidney Function Identified : Kidney impairment the cause of kidney disease and race are linked to proteinuria the presence of protein in the urine.

2009-03-17 : Cleft Lip and/or Palate Defect in Infants : On average one in every one thousand babies are born with a defect known as cleft lip or palate.

2009-03-17 : Severe Pediatric Epilepsy Disorder Cause Found : Convulsive seizures in a form of severe epilepsy are generated from within the memory-forming hippocampus.

2009-03-11 : Childhood Arthritis - Too Many Children Face the Pain : The Arthritis Society uses Juvenile Arthritis Awareness Month in March to heighten awareness.

2009-03-02 : Information on Classifying Concussions in Children : Doctor Yeates of Nationwide Childrens Hospital followed nearly 200 children with concussions for a year.

2009-02-19 : SIDS: Sudden Infant Death Syndrome Information : Sudden Infant Death Syndrome, also known as SIDS is the sudden, unexplainable death of a child who was in a healthy condition.

2009-02-02 : Childhood Cancer Types : Information on childhood cancers including leukemias and forms of liver cancer in children.

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