• Newer guidelines raise rate of pediatric hypertension

    One year ago - By Healio

    Guidelines implemented by the American Academy of Pediatrics in 2017 identified more children with adverse metabolic profiles in childhood and elevated CV risk in adulthood compared with the 2004 guidelines, according to findings published in Hypertension.
    The study, led by Tingting Du, MD, PhD, and colleagues, sought to evaluate the consequences of 2017 pediatric hypertension definitions compared with 2004 guidelines on pediatric hypertension and to assess the performance of the guidelines in predicting adult hypertension, metabolic syndrome and left ventricular hypertrophy.
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  • Collaborative study concludes that antibiotics and antacids increase risk of childhood obesity

    Collaborative study concludes that antibiotics and antacids increase risk of childhood obesity

    One year ago - By Natural News

    The obesity epidemic affects both young and old. According to a study, there could even be a connection between the use of antibiotics, antacids and obesity in children. The study, which was published in the British Society of Gastroenterology‘s medical journal Gut, was a collaborative effort between researchers from the Uniformed Services University of Health Sciences ...
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  • Antibiotic exposure identified as risk factor for community-acquired CDI in children

    One year ago - By Healio

    A recent case-control study identified antibiotic use as a risk factor for community-associated Clostridioides difficile infection, or CA-CDI, in children.
    “Although traditionally a health care-associated infection, CDI is increasingly spread through community acquisition. Among pediatric CDI patient cases identified through population-based surveillance, 71% to 75% were determined to be community associated,” the study authors said.
    Researchers collected data from children who lived in eight of 10 geographically diverse sites where the CDC conducts population-based surveillance for
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