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Later-born siblings of children with autism spectrum disorder or attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder have elevated risk of being diagnosed with the same or the other disorder

Risk Up for Later-Born Siblings of Children With ASD, ADHD

Odds of both ASD and ADHD increased for later-born siblings of children with either diagnosis
A lack of preventive care in infants and children is associated with an increased rate of unplanned hospital admissions

Lack of Peds Preventive Care Ups Unplanned Hospital Admissions

Infants and children lacking vaccinations, development checks more likely to be admitted

November 2018 Briefing – Pediatrics

Here are what the editors at HealthDay consider to be the most important developments in Pediatrics for November 2018. This roundup includes the latest...
A core language skill

Core Language Skill Stable From Infancy to Adolescence

Consistency in core language skill is stable through childhood in typically, atypically developing children
The interpretation of genomic epilepsy tests has evolved rapidly in the last five years

Results of Pediatric Genomic Epilepsy Tests Often Reclassified

Over 30 percent of pediatric patients with genetic dx, undiagnosed conditions had results reclassified
A case description can reliably define patients with acute flaccid myelitis

Case Description Can Reliably Define Acute Flaccid Myelitis

Differences between patients with AFM, other diagnoses include asymmetry of weakness
A liquid biopsy using blood or cerebrospinal fluid can effectively quantify changes in mutation levels among pediatric patients being treated for diffuse midline gliomas

Liquid Biopsy Can Assess Tx Response of Peds Brain Tumors

Study is the first to document the utility of liquid biopsy in a pediatric brain tumor population
Children with amblyopia report lower self-perception for scholastic

Amblyopia Linked to Lower Self-Perception in Children

Lower perception of scholastic, social, athletic competence could affect reading, motor skills
Large for gestational age is a stronger marker than maternal diabetes for subsequently being overweight or obese in early childhood

Large at Birth, Maternal Diabetes Up Child’s Risk for Obesity

Breastfeeding lowers risk in those large for gestational age, but only without maternal diabetes
A higher amount of screen time per day is associated with decreased psychological well-being in children and adolescents

Less Pediatric Screen Time Tied to Better Well-Being

High users of screens more likely to have history of depression, anxiety, mental health tx