9 Sep, 07 | by Ian Wacogne
Perspective: Dowodu and Wagner look at strategies to prevent vitamin D deficiency in mothers and children. Here.
Perspective: Williams reflects that Vitamin D deficiency in pregnancy is a long established problem which has yet to be effectively prevented. Here.
Perpective: Clarke and Shearer review the history of discovery and rediscovery of this rare but important bleeding disorder of the newborn. Here.
Leading article: Lynn and Ross look back at the first 40 years of the functioning of the British Paediatric Surveillance Unit. Here.
Leading article: Powell discusses the consequences of the UK judgement which compelled doctors to provide care to a child with SMA. Here.
In 87 babies born in Holland to mothers with dark skin or concealing clothing, 63.3% had vitamin D deficiency compared to 15.8% of controls. Here.
A questionnaire study of UK administration of vitamin K prophylaxis demonstrated significant inconsistency and problems with IM regimes. Here.
Comparison of two BPSU studies shows a threefold fall in vitamin K deficiency bleeding, the remaining cases are non-treated breast fed infants. Here.
A more palatable alertnative to liquid diet, polymeric feed, didn’t improve adherence to diet, but did reduce the need for nasogastric feeds. Here.
The parents of 84 children with allergy were interviewed and found to have unmet information needs. Here.
In 60 of 111 preterm infants with wheez at review aged one corrected year, gas trapping probably caused by airway narrowing was the main cause. Here.
Using strict selection criteria, which indicated surgery in 19 of 53 children referred, good results were seen from selective dorsal rhizotomy surgery. Here.
Single vaccine measles, mumps or rubella availability probably increases national coverage by around 2%, which is not enough for herd immunity. Here.
A prospective study of 127 Argentinian children with meningococcal disease demonstrates worse prognosis is associated with better premorbid nutrition. Here.
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