• Viral Respiratory Infection, a Risk in Pediatric Cardiac Surgery: A Propensity-Matched Analysis*

    11 days ago - By Pediatric Critical Care Medicine

    Objectives:
    1) To describe the postoperative course and outcomes of cardiac surgery in children with perioperative viral respiratory infection, 2) to evaluate optimal surgical timing for preoperative viral respiratory infection patients, and 3) to define risk stratification.
    Design:
    Retrospective study of children undergoing cardiac surgery. Children were tested using a multiplex polymerase chain reaction (respiratory virus polymerase chain reaction) panel capturing seven respiratory viruses. Respiratory virus polymerase chain reaction testing was routinely performed in patients under 2...
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  • Kids Under 10 Less Likely To Drive COVID-19 Outbreaks, Reveals Study

    Kids Under 10 Less Likely To Drive COVID-19 Outbreaks, Reveals Study

    11 days ago - By Medindia Health

    Children under 10 years of age are unlikely to drive outbreaks of COVID-19 in daycares and schools and that, to date, adults were much more likely to be the transmitter of infection than children, stated new research.
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  • Young Kids Could Spread COVID-19 as Much as Older Children and Adults, Says Study

    Young Kids Could Spread COVID-19 as Much as Older Children and Adults, Says Study

    11 days ago - By Medindia Health

    Kids under 5 with COVID-19 have an increased viral load than older children and adults, which may suggest greater transmission, as we see with respiratory syncytial virus, also known as RSV, said researchers.
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  • Children carry 100 times more SARS-CoV-2 virus as adults, study says

    Children carry 100 times more SARS-CoV-2 virus as adults, study says

    11 days ago - By News Medical

    As the coronavirus disease continues to wreak havoc across the globe, it has been thought that children mostly seemed to be spared by severe illness. In the majority of cases, children infected with the severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 only develop a mild illness, with some tagged as asymptomatic.
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