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Children with COVID-19 frequently have negative chest computed tomography findings

Chest CT Often Normal in Pediatric COVID-19 Patients

No change was seen in 10 of the 11 follow-up CT examinations carried out
Parents overestimate and underestimate their young children's mobile phone use

Parents Overestimate, Underestimate Children’s Mobile Phone Use

Among children aged 3 to 5 years with their own device, average daily usage was 115.3 minutes per day

May 2020 Briefing – Pediatrics

Here are what the editors at HealthDay consider to be the most important developments in Pediatrics for May 2020. This roundup includes the latest...
From 2004 to 2017

AAOS: Opioid Prescribing Down for Minor Ortho Injuries in Youth

However, 54.3 percent of patients received at least one dose of opioid during ED or clinic visit
Quick response codes on casts of pediatric patients with fractures may be a convenient and useful way to connect children and their caregivers to cast care instructions

AAOS: QR Codes on Children’s Casts May Be Useful for Care Info

In many cases, scanning the code keeps patients from needing to contact the treating physician
Daily use of a fine particulate matter air filtration device can significantly improve airway mechanics and reduce airway resistance in children with asthma

Air Filters Shown to Improve Breathing in Children With Asthma

Daily in-bedroom use of a PM2.5 filter results in significant improvement of airway mechanics
Children may experience acute cardiac decompensation due to a severe inflammatory state (multisystem inflammatory syndrome in children) following infection with severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2

Cardiac Decompensation Seen in Children Following COVID-19

Cardiac decompensation occurred in conjunction with multisystem inflammatory syndrome in some children
Among pediatric cancer patients

11.2 Percent of Pediatric Cancer Patients Positive for SARS-CoV-2

Rate of positivity 29.3 percent among screen- or symptom-positive patients; 2.5 percent in asymptomatic patients
Some children with COVID-19 require admission and intensive care

Some Children With COVID-19 Require Admission, PICU Care

Elevated CRP, procalcitonin, pro-BNP, platelet count -- but not obesity, asthma -- linked to PICU admission
Young children with COVID-19 may not present with respiratory symptoms

Cough May Not Appear in Young Children With COVID-19

Digestive tract infection appears common in children hospitalized with COVID-19 in China