Therapeautic Hypothermia Not As Effective in Kids
When it comes to adults, inducing hypothermia following cardiac arrest can be an effective method for minimizing harm to the brain. It doesn't seem to be as effective in children.
New Method Makes Cardiac CT Safe for Kids
While adult cardio patients have long had the option of a simple CT scan, the choices have been much more limited for pediatric patients. In children, the standard has been cardiac catherization, an invasive procedure that involves radiation and sedation.
Kids Need Z's
Insufficient and disorganized sleep puts kids at higher risk of developing obesity and other health conditions, which may be able to be mitigated by "catch up" sleep on weekends and holidays.
Lower Temps Save Lives?
Researchers are investigating whether lowering body temperature (hypothermia) can prevent or reduce brain damage in children deprived of oxygen after cardiac arrest.
The Worst Kind of Hand-Me-Down
A new study has found that the children of parents who smoke face an increased risk of hypertension in childhood, which can lead to cardiovascular problems as adults.