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June 2020 Briefing - Pediatrics

Here are what the editors at HealthDay consider to be the most important developments in Pediatrics for June 2020. This roundup includes the latest research news from journal articles, as well as the FDA approvals and regulatory changes that are the most likely to affect clinical practice.

U.S. Could See 100,000 New Cases of COVID-19 Each Day, Fauci Says

TUESDAY, June 30, 2020 (HealthDay News) -- Top U.S. infectious disease expert Anthony Fauci, M.D., warned Congress on Tuesday that COVID-19 infections could climb to 100,000 new cases daily unless ongoing outbreaks are contained.

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Latinos Have High Rate of Positivity for SARS-CoV-2

TUESDAY, June 30, 2020 (HealthDay News) -- The rate of positivity for severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) is over 40 percent for Latinos in the Baltimore-Washington D.C. region, according to a research letter published online June 18 in the Journal of the American Medical Association.

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Mild Fever, Little Respiratory Illness Seen With COVID-19-Positive Infants

TUESDAY, June 30, 2020 (HealthDay News) -- Babies with COVID-19 generally have mild illness, with mostly fever, according to a brief report published online June 17 in The Journal of Pediatrics.

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Good Diet May Cut Toxicity Risk in Treatment of Pediatric ALL

TUESDAY, June 30, 2020 (HealthDay News) -- Diets high in antioxidant-rich foods may cut the risk of developing bacterial infections or mucositis during the first phase of acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL) treatment in pediatric patients, according to a study published in the July 1 issue of the Journal of Clinical Oncology.

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Large Losses Anticipated for Primary Care Practices in 2020

MONDAY, June 29, 2020 (HealthDay News) -- Primary care practices are estimated to lose more than $67,000 in gross revenue per full-time physician over the course of 2020 due to COVID-19, according to a report published online June 25 in Health Affairs.

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Government E-Cigarette Restrictions on Marketing Lower Use

MONDAY, June 29, 2020 (HealthDay News) -- Comprehensive provincial restrictions on electronic cigarette marketing are associated with lower levels of exposure to marketing and lower prevalence of e-cigarette use, according to a Canadian study published online June 29 in Pediatrics.

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Blood Pressure, Retinal Vessel Diameters Connected in Children

MONDAY, June 29, 2020 (HealthDay News) -- Higher blood pressure is connected to narrowing of retinal arterioles in young children, according to a study published online June 29 in Hypertension.

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Antibody Tests ID COVID-19 Two to Three Weeks After Symptoms

MONDAY, June 29, 2020 (HealthDay News) -- Antibody testing may detect severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) infection, with sensitivity peaking at three weeks since symptom onset, according to a review published online June 25 in the Cochrane Library.

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Factors Linked to Severe COVID-19 in Children Identified

MONDAY, June 29, 2020 (HealthDay News) -- COVID-19 generally causes mild disease in children, with 8 percent of children requiring intensive care unit (ICU) admission, according to a study published online June 25 in The Lancet Child & Adolescent Health.

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CDC: U.S. COVID-19 Rates Much Higher Than Reported

MONDAY, June 29, 2020 (HealthDay News) -- Actual COVID-19 infection rates in many areas of the United States are more than 10 times higher than reported rates, a U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention study suggests.

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Trump Administration Asks Supreme Court to Overturn Affordable Care Act

FRIDAY, June 26, 2020 (HealthDay News) -- The Trump administration has asked the Supreme Court to overturn the Affordable Care Act (ACA).

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Serious Resident Errors Increase When Extended ICU Shifts Are Cut

FRIDAY, June 26, 2020 (HealthDay News) -- Resident physicians randomly assigned to schedules that eliminate extended shifts during their intensive care unit rotation make more serious errors than those with extended shifts, according to a study published in the June 25 issue of the New England Journal of Medicine.

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Physician's Briefing Weekly Coronavirus Roundup

Here is what the editors at Physician's Briefing chose as the most important COVID-19 developments for you and your practice for the week of June 22 to 26, 2020. This roundup includes the latest research news from journal studies and other trusted sources that is most likely to affect clinical practice.

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U.S. Has Second Day of Record Rise in COVID-19 Cases; Young People Fueling Trend

FRIDAY, June 26, 2020 (HealthDay News) -- As the United States reported yet another record-breaking number of COVID-19 cases on Thursday, public health officials warned that younger Americans now account for an ever-growing percentage of infections.

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CDC Updates List of Who Is at Highest Risk for COVID-19

FRIDAY, June 26, 2020 (HealthDay News) -- The list of conditions that put people at risk for severe COVID-19 illness has been expanded by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

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Integrated Practice Unit Enhances Pediatric Aerodigestive Care

FRIDAY, June 26, 2020 (HealthDay News) -- Hospitals delivering care with an integrated practice unit (IPU) have improved clinical outcomes and lower costs of pediatric aerodigestive care, according to a study published in the July/August issue of NEJM Catalyst: Innovations in Care Delivery.

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Neonatal COVID-19 Uncommon, Not Linked to Mode of Delivery

FRIDAY, June 26, 2020 (HealthDay News) -- Neonatal COVID-19 is uncommon and the rate of maternal transmission is not increased with any particular mode of delivery or type of infant feeding, according to a review published online June 12 in BJOG: An International Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology.

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ED Visits for Childhood Asthma Down During Pandemic

FRIDAY, June 26, 2020 (HealthDay News) -- There has been a dramatic decrease in pediatric asthma-related emergency department use during the COVID-19 pandemic compared to the four previous years, according to research published online June 6 in the Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology: In Practice.

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CDC: U.S. Salmonella Cases Linked to Backyard Poultry Reach 465

THURSDAY, June 25, 2020 (HealthDay News) -- The number of Salmonella infections linked with backyard poultry has reached 465 in 42 states, an increase of 368 since the last update on May 20, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said Wednesday.

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Drop in Infant Mortality Mainly Due to Drop Across Maternal Age

THURSDAY, June 25, 2020 (HealthDay News) -- Most of the decline in infant mortality rates from 2000 to 2017 was due to declines in rates across maternal age groups, according to the June 25 National Vital Statistics Reports, a publication from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

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Sanofi Speeds COVID-19 Vaccine Efforts

WEDNESDAY, June 24, 2020 (HealthDay News) -- French drugmaker Sanofi has shortened its timeline to get a COVID-19 vaccine on the market.

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COVID-19 Vaccine May Be Available by Late 2020, Early 2021: Fauci

TUESDAY, June 23, 2020 (HealthDay News) -- There could be a COVID-19 vaccine by the end of this year or early next year, according to Anthony Fauci, M.D., infectious diseases chief at the U.S. National Institutes of Health.

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Huge Saharan Dust Plume Will Affect Americans' Health

TUESDAY, June 23, 2020 (HealthDay News) -- Meteorologists and health experts are warning that a huge blanket of Sahara Desert dust will engulf parts of the United States this week.

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Children's Robitussin Honey Cough and Chest Congestion DM Recalled

MONDAY, June 22, 2020 (HealthDay News) -- Two lots of Children's Robitussin Honey Cough and Chest Congestion DM and one lot of Children's Dimetapp Cold and Cough have been recalled because they have incorrect dosing cups that could put children at risk for an overdose.

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Costs for COVID-19 High With Consumer-Directed Health Plans

MONDAY, June 22, 2020 (HealthDay News) -- COVID-19 hospitalizations could result in high out-of-pocket spending for commercially insured consumer-directed health plan enrollees, according to a study published online June 15 in the American Journal of Preventive Medicine.

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Safety Climate Perceptions Linked to Health Provider Stress

MONDAY, June 22, 2020 (HealthDay News) -- Safety climate perceptions are associated with care practitioner-reported stress and job satisfaction, according to a study published in the May-June issue of the Journal of Healthcare Management.

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Adult T2DM Susceptibility May Be Identifiable in Children

MONDAY, June 22, 2020 (HealthDay News) -- Metabolic traits associated with adult diabetes risk may be detectable by age 8 years, according to a study published online June 19 in Diabetes Care.

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Transmissibility of SARS-CoV-2 High Within Households

MONDAY, June 22, 2020 (HealthDay News) -- Severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 has high transmissibility within households, according to a study published online June 17 in The Lancet Infectious Diseases.

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Smoking Cessation Messages Focusing on Child Most Important

MONDAY, June 22, 2020 (HealthDay News) -- Smoking cessation messages that emphasize the impact on children and with outcomes focused on respiratory health, cancer, or general health are ranked as most important by parent smokers, according to a study published online June 22 in Pediatrics.

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Poll: Parents Most Concerned About Diseases From Tick Bites

FRIDAY, June 19, 2020 (HealthDay News) -- Parents are more concerned about diseases from tick bites than from mosquito bites, according to a new C.S. Mott Children's Hospital national poll from the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor.

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Physician's Briefing Weekly Coronavirus Roundup

Here is what the editors at Physician's Briefing chose as the most important COVID-19 developments for you and your practice for the week of June 15 to 19, 2020. This roundup includes the latest research news from journal studies and other trusted sources that is most likely to affect clinical practice.

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Exposure to Air Pollutants, Heat Linked to Pregnancy Outcomes

FRIDAY, June 19, 2020 (HealthDay News) -- Exposure to air pollutants and heat is associated with adverse pregnancy outcomes, according to a review published online June 18 in JAMA Network Open.

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22 Percent Worldwide at Increased Risk for Severe COVID-19

FRIDAY, June 19, 2020 (HealthDay News) -- About 22 percent of the global population has at least one underlying condition that places them at increased risk for severe COVID-19, according to a modeling study published online June 15 in The Lancet Global Health.

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Multilevel Interventions May Boost HPV Vaccination Rates

FRIDAY, June 19, 2020 (HealthDay News) -- Multilevel, provider-oriented interventions may improve human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccine series initiation and completion, according to a study published in the June 1 issue of Pediatrics.

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Sociodemographic Gaps Found in COVID-19 Incidence, Knowledge

THURSDAY, June 18, 2020 (HealthDay News) -- There are sociodemographic gaps in the reported incidence of COVID-19 and knowledge regarding its spread and symptoms, according to a study published online June 18 in JAMA Network Open.

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Court Rules Against Drug Price Disclosures in TV Ads

THURSDAY, June 18, 2020 (HealthDay News) -- The U.S. government does not have the legal authority to force drug companies to disclose prices in their TV ads, a federal appeals court says.

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Clinical, Epidemiological Features of Pediatric SARS-CoV-2 ID'd

THURSDAY, June 18, 2020 (HealthDay News) -- Clinical and epidemiological characteristics of pediatric severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) infections are described in an article published online June 16 in PLOS Medicine.

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Survival Without Major Morbidity Up for Very Low Birth Weight

THURSDAY, June 18, 2020 (HealthDay News) -- For very low-birth-weight infants in California, there was a consistent increase in survival without major morbidity from 2008 to 2017, according to a study published online June 17 in Pediatrics.

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Hyperglycemia Common in T1DM Patients With COVID-19

THURSDAY, June 18, 2020 (HealthDay News) -- Presentation patterns are similar in patients with type 1 diabetes admitted with confirmed or suspected COVID-19, according to a study published online June 5 in Diabetes Care.

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Changes Proposed for Newborn Congenital Heart Disease Screen

WEDNESDAY, June 17, 2020 (HealthDay News) -- Changes have been suggested for the newborn critical congenital heart disease (CCHD) screening algorithm, according to a study published online June 4 in Pediatrics.

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Continuous Glucose Monitoring Aids Glycemic Control in Young

WEDNESDAY, June 17, 2020 (HealthDay News) -- Continuous glucose monitoring (CGM) improves glycemic control in adolescents and young adults with type 1 diabetes and is beneficial for hypoglycemia in older adults with type 1 diabetes, according to two studies published in the June 16 issue of the Journal of the American Medical Association.

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U.S. Insurers Should Not Charge Copays for COVID-19 Vaccine

WEDNESDAY, June 17, 2020 (HealthDay News) -- Health insurance companies are expected to cover vaccines for the new coronavirus without charging copays, U.S. officials say.

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Globally, ~11 Percent of Children Live With One of Four Disabilities

WEDNESDAY, June 17, 2020 (HealthDay News) -- Overall, 11.2 percent of the 2.6 billion children and adolescents worldwide had one of the following in 2017: childhood epilepsy, intellectual disability, vision loss, or hearing loss, according to a study published online June 17 in Pediatrics.

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Prevalence of Asthma Up for Children With Disability

WEDNESDAY, June 17, 2020 (HealthDay News) -- The prevalence of asthma is about 10 percent higher for children with versus those without a disability, according to a study published online June 16 in JAMA Network Open.

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Drinking 100 Percent Fruit Juice in Preschool Years Tied to Healthy Diet Later

TUESDAY, June 16, 2020 (HealthDay News) -- Drinking 100 percent fruit juice during the preschool years is associated with better diet quality in adolescence, according to a study recently published in BMC Nutrition.

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Four Months of Rifampin Costs Less Than Nine Months Isoniazid

TUESDAY, June 16, 2020 (HealthDay News) -- Greater health system use and higher costs are seen with nine months of isoniazid compared with four months of rifampin in both adults and children treated for latent tuberculosis infection, according to a study published online June 16 in the Annals of Internal Medicine.

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Drop in Firearm Deaths Linked to More Restrictive Gun Policies

TUESDAY, June 16, 2020 (HealthDay News) -- Implementation of more restrictive gun policies may result in a small decrease in firearm-related deaths, according to a study published online June 15 in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences.

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Perianal Fistulizing Complications Preventable in Crohn Disease

TUESDAY, June 16, 2020 (HealthDay News) -- For young patients with Crohn disease (CD), use of steroid-sparing therapy (SST) is associated with a reduced risk for perianal fistulizing complications (PFCs), according to a study published online June 9 in JAMA Network Open.

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Nearly 43,000 Pounds of Ground Beef Products Recalled

MONDAY, June 15, 2020 (HealthDay News) -- Nearly 43,000 pounds of ground beef products have been recalled by New Jersey-based Lakeside Refrigerated Services due to possible contamination with potentially deadly Escherichia coli O157:H7, the U.S. Department of Agriculture Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) says.

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More Than One in Four Parents Hesitant About Flu Vaccine

MONDAY, June 15, 2020 (HealthDay News) -- About 6.1 percent of parents are hesitant about routine childhood vaccines, while 25.8 percent are hesitant about influenza vaccines, with only 26 percent strongly agreeing that influenza vaccines are effective, according to a study published online June 15 in Pediatrics.

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Pediatric COVID-19 Symptoms Differ From Those Seen in Adults

MONDAY, June 15, 2020 (HealthDay News) -- Clinical manifestations of COVID-19 in children differ widely from adult cases, according to a review published online June 3 in Pediatric Pulmonology.

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Physician's Briefing Weekly Coronavirus Roundup

Here is what the editors at Physician's Briefing chose as the most important COVID-19 developments for you and your practice for the week of June 8 to 12, 2020. This roundup includes the latest research news from journal studies and other trusted sources that is most likely to affect clinical practice.

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Signs, Symptoms Vary Widely for Children Presenting With PIMS-TS

FRIDAY, June 12, 2020 (HealthDay News) -- Children presenting with pediatric inflammatory multisystem syndrome temporally associated with severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2; PIMS-TS) have a wide range of presenting symptoms, according to a study published online June 8 in the Journal of the American Medical Association.

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Cesarean Delivery Tied to Clinical Deterioration in SARS-CoV-2

FRIDAY, June 12, 2020 (HealthDay News) -- Cesarean birth is associated with clinical deterioration in women with severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) and with an increased risk for neonatal intensive care unit (NICU) admission, according to a research letter published online June 8 in the Journal of the American Medical Association.

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Risk Up for Families After One Sudden Unexpected Infant Death

FRIDAY, June 12, 2020 (HealthDay News) -- For infants born after one sudden unexpected death in infancy (SUDI), the SUDI rate for infants is 3.93 per 1,000 live births, with an unexplained cause of death in most cases, according to a study published online June 10 in the Archives of Disease in Childhood.

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Many of the Initial COVID-19 Treatment Trials Poorly Designed

FRIDAY, June 12, 2020 (HealthDay News) -- Many clinical trials for COVID-19 treatments are limited by their design, with one-third excluding clinical end points, according to research published online June 9 in BMJ Open.

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Exclusive Breastfeeding May Prevent Weight Gain in At-Risk Children

FRIDAY, June 12, 2020 (HealthDay News) -- Exclusive breastfeeding to 5 months can attenuate the impact of genetic risk on body mass index (BMI) increase during childhood, according to a study published online June 11 in PLOS Genetics.

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Face-Mask Use by Public Can Mitigate Spread of COVID-19

THURSDAY, June 11, 2020 (HealthDay News) -- Face-mask use by the public, in combination with physical distancing and periods of lockdown, can mitigate the spread of the new coronavirus, according to a study published online June 10 in the Proceedings of the Royal Society A.

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First Large Clinical Trial of COVID-19 Vaccine in U.S. Could Begin in July

THURSDAY, June 11, 2020 (HealthDay News) -- A large clinical trial of the first U.S. COVID-19 vaccine could begin next month, according to Moderna Inc., which developed the vaccine with the U.S. National Institutes of Health.

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Worsened ADHD Behaviors Reported for Children During COVID-19

THURSDAY, June 11, 2020 (HealthDay News) -- For children with attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), parents reported worsened ADHD behaviors during the COVID-19 outbreak, with children's and parents' moods positively associated with behavior, according to research published online in the June issue of the Asian Journal of Psychiatry.

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Risk Factors for Suicide ID'd in Health Care Professionals

THURSDAY, June 11, 2020 (HealthDay News) -- Modifiable and nonmodifiable risk factors for suicide have been identified among health care professionals, according to a study published online June 10 in JAMA Surgery.

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VA May Not Have Enough PPE for Second COVID-19 Wave

WEDNESDAY, June 10, 2020 (HealthDay News) -- The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs says it may not have enough personal protective equipment for medical staff if there is a second wave of the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Study Will Assess Drugs Used to Treat Young COVID-19 Patients

WEDNESDAY, June 10, 2020 (HealthDay News) -- A study to assess several drugs currently being used to treat COVID-19 in infants, children, and teens has been announced by the U.S. National Institute of Child Health and Human Development (NICHD).

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Obesity Linked to Greater Severity of Pediatric COVID-19

WEDNESDAY, June 10, 2020 (HealthDay News) -- Obesity is the most common comorbidity among children and adolescents with COVID-19 and is associated with disease severity, according to a study published online June 3 in JAMA Pediatrics.

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Tumors of Embryonic Origin More Common in Children With Birth Defects

WEDNESDAY, June 10, 2020 (HealthDay News) -- For eight cancer types, there are differences in the frequencies of cancers in children with birth defects versus children with cancer but no birth defects, according to a study published online May 29 in Cancer.

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Good Outcomes Seen in Hospitalized Pregnant Women With COVID-19

WEDNESDAY, June 10, 2020 (HealthDay News) -- Most pregnant women admitted to U.K. hospitals with confirmed severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) infection have good outcomes, according to a study published online June 8 in The BMJ.

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USPSTF Urges Primary Care Docs to Ask Adults About Drug Use

WEDNESDAY, June 10, 2020 (HealthDay News) -- The U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) recommends that primary care clinicians ask adults about drug use and connect them to services for treatment and appropriate care. These recommendations form the basis of a final recommendation statement published in the June 9 issue of the Journal of the American Medical Association.

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Risk for Maternal, Neonatal Complications Increased With NAFLD

TUESDAY, June 9, 2020 (HealthDay News) -- Women with non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) have increased risks for maternal and neonatal complications, according to a study published online June 9 in the Journal of Hepatology.

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WHO Backpedals on Claim That Asymptomatic Transmission of New Coronavirus Is Rare

TUESDAY, June 9, 2020 (HealthDay News) -- A claim that transmission of the COVID-19-causing coronavirus by people without symptoms is "very rare" was quickly reversed by the World Health Organization.

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Record-High Numbers of New COVID-19 Cases Seen in 14 States, Puerto Rico

TUESDAY, June 9, 2020 (HealthDay News) -- A new analysis shows that parts of the country that had been spared the worst of the COVID-19 pandemic are now tallying record-high cases of new infections.

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Electronic Nicotine Delivery Systems Tied to Smoking Relapse

TUESDAY, June 9, 2020 (HealthDay News) -- Electronic nicotine delivery systems (ENDS) are associated with an increased risk for cigarette smoking relapse, while adults who vape nontobacco flavored electronic cigarettes are more likely to quit smoking, according to two studies published online June 5 in JAMA Network Open.

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Vision, Balance Issues Common With Pediatric Concussions

TUESDAY, June 9, 2020 (HealthDay News) -- Vision and balance issues are common in younger children with concussion, according to a study published online June 4 in The Journal of Pediatrics.

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WPSI Advises Screening for Anxiety in Women, Teen Girls

TUESDAY, June 9, 2020 (HealthDay News) -- Screening for anxiety is recommended for women and adolescent girls, according to a review and clinical guideline published online June 9 in the Annals of Internal Medicine.

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Weaning Occurs Earlier for Infants With In-Hospital Formula Feeding

TUESDAY, June 9, 2020 (HealthDay News) -- The hazard of weaning is increased for infants exposed to in-hospital formula feeding (IHFF), according to a study published online June 9 in Pediatrics.

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Preoperative COVID-19 Incidence <1 Percent in Pediatric Patients

TUESDAY, June 9, 2020 (HealthDay News) -- Among children undergoing preoperative screening, the overall incidence of COVID-19 is less than 1 percent, with considerable variation between regions, according to a research letter published online June 4 in JAMA Surgery.

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Adverse Childhood Environment Tied to Later Health Problems

MONDAY, June 8, 2020 (HealthDay News) -- An adverse childhood family environment is associated with cardiovascular disease (CVD) incidence and all-cause mortality later in life, according to a study published in the May 5 issue of the Journal of the American Heart Association.

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Partnership Would Bypass Drug Industry to Sell COVID-19 Vaccine

MONDAY, June 8, 2020 (HealthDay News) -- A partnership that would bypass the drug industry to sell a potential vaccine against the new coronavirus has been formed by a laboratory at Imperial College London.

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Kawasaki-Like Disease More Common in Children of African Ancestry

MONDAY, June 8, 2020 (HealthDay News) -- A Kawasaki-like multisystem inflammatory syndrome, which is temporally associated with severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) among children in Paris, seems more common among children of African ancestry, according to a study published online June 3 in The BMJ.

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Newborn Respiratory Distress Up With Maternal Antidepressant Use

MONDAY, June 8, 2020 (HealthDay News) -- Risk for newborn respiratory distress increases in a dose-response manner in association with maternal use of prenatal antidepressants, according to a study published online June 8 in Pediatrics.

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Physician's Briefing Weekly Coronavirus Roundup

Here is what the editors at Physician's Briefing chose as the most important COVID-19 developments for you and your practice for the week of June 1 to 5, 2020. This roundup includes the latest research news from journal studies and other trusted sources that is most likely to affect clinical practice.

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NIH Head Fears Some Will Bypass a COVID-19 Vaccine

FRIDAY, June 5, 2020 (HealthDay News) -- Francis Collins, M.D., Ph.D., who heads the U.S. National Institutes of Health, is worried that antivaxxers will disrupt efforts to convince Americans to get vaccinated against the new coronavirus, CNN reported Thursday.

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Most Teens Recover Iron Stores One Year After Whole Blood Donation

FRIDAY, June 5, 2020 (HealthDay News) -- Most, but not all, teenagers have adequate iron stores within 12 months after whole blood (WB) or double red blood cell (2RBC) donation, according to a study published online June 5 in Pediatrics.

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Pediatric Fractures Drop, Shift to Home During COVID-19

THURSDAY, June 4, 2020 (HealthDay News) -- The incidence of pediatric fractures decreased significantly during the COVID-19 pandemic, according to a study published online May 19 in the Journal of Pediatric Orthopaedics.

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Missed Opportunities for Preventing Congenital Syphilis ID'd

THURSDAY, June 4, 2020 (HealthDay News) -- The most commonly missed opportunity for prevention of congenital syphilis is lack of adequate maternal treatment despite timely diagnosis, according to research published in the June 5 issue of the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report.

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Rituximab + Chemo Ups Survival in Pediatric B-Cell Non-Hodgkin Lymphoma

THURSDAY, June 4, 2020 (HealthDay News) -- For children and adolescents with high-grade, high-risk, mature B-cell non-Hodgkin lymphoma, rituximab added to standard lymphomes malins B (LMB) chemotherapy prolongs event-free survival, according to a study published in the June 4 issue of the New England Journal of Medicine.

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Systemic Inflammation Rare in Pediatric COVID-19 Patients

THURSDAY, June 4, 2020 (HealthDay News) -- Pediatric patients with COVID-19 rarely have systemic inflammation, according to a study published online June 3 in JAMA Network Open.

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Fauci Says Any COVID-19 Vaccine Would Be in Plentiful Supply by 2021

WEDNESDAY, June 3, 2020 (HealthDay News) -- According to Anthony Fauci, M.D., director of the U.S. National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, 100 million doses of a coronavirus vaccine will be available by year's end.

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Test of 10 Million in Wuhan Finds Few Infections

WEDNESDAY, June 3, 2020 (HealthDay News) -- Few new COVID-19 infections were found in the 10 million residents of Wuhan, China, after testing, the Associated Press reports.

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Delayed Vaccination Enabled Measles Spread During 2018-2019 in NYC

WEDNESDAY, June 3, 2020 (HealthDay News) -- Delayed vaccination enabled the initial spread and increased infectious contact facilitated transmission of measles in the 2018 to 2019 outbreak in New York City, according to a study published in the May 27 issue of Science Advances.

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Chest CT Often Normal in Pediatric COVID-19 Patients

WEDNESDAY, June 3, 2020 (HealthDay News) -- Children with COVID-19 frequently have negative chest computed tomography (CT) findings, according to research published online May 22 in the American Journal of Roentgenology.

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Young With Intellectual Disability More Likely to Die of COVID-19

WEDNESDAY, June 3, 2020 (HealthDay News) -- Age-related differences in COVID-19 trends are seen among those with intellectual and developmental disabilities (IDD), with a higher concentration of cases and increased case fatality in younger individuals with IDD, according to a study published online May 24 in the Disability and Health Journal.

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Out-of-Pocket Spending Averages $2,414 Per Year for T1DM Costs

TUESDAY, June 2, 2020 (HealthDay News) -- For privately insured patients with type 1 diabetes, mean out-of-pocket spending is $2,414 per year, according to a research letter published online June 1 in JAMA Internal Medicine.

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COVID-19 May Drive Increase in Childhood Obesity Rates

MONDAY, June 1, 2020 (HealthDay News) -- The U.S. childhood obesity rate may increase by 2.4 percent if school closures continue into December as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, according to a study published online May 23 in the Journal of Sport and Health Science.

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Parents Overestimate, Underestimate Children's Mobile Phone Use

MONDAY, June 1, 2020 (HealthDay News) -- Parents overestimate and underestimate their young children's mobile phone use, according to a study published online June 1 in Pediatrics.

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