• Pediatric transplant recipients mount a more robust immune response after two COVID-19 vaccine doses

    26 days ago - By News Medical

    In a study published today in the American Journal of Transplantation, Johns Hopkins Medicine researchers say that children between the ages of 12 and 18 who have received solid organ transplants appear to mount a more robust immune response than their adult counterparts after a standard two-dose vaccination regimen against SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19.
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  • COVID-19, Telehealth, and Pediatric Integrated Primary Care: Disparities in Service Use

    26 days ago - By Journal of Pediatric Psychology

    AbstractObjectiveThe coronavirus disease 2019 pandemic may increase pediatric mental health needs due to its social, economic, and public health threats, especially among Black, Indigenous, and People of Color and those served within disadvantaged communities. COVID-19 protocols have resulted in increased provision of telehealth in integrated primary care but little is known about pediatric telehealth IPC utilization during the pandemic for diverse and traditionally underserved groups.MethodsA comparative study was conducted to explore variability between in-person and telehealth IPC...
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  • Children's Sleep During COVID-19: How Sleep Influences Surviving and Thriving in Families

    26 days ago - By Journal of Pediatric Psychology

    AbstractObjectiveThe COVID-19 pandemic has the potential to disrupt the lives of families and may have implications for children with existing sleep problems. As such, we aimed to: (1) characterize sleep changes during the COVID-19 pandemic in children who had previously been identified as having sleep problems, (2) identify factors contributing to sleep changes due to COVID-19 safety measures, and (3) understand parents' and children's needs to support sleep during the pandemic.MethodsEighty-five Canadian parents with children aged 4-14 years participated in this explanatory sequential...
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  • Utility of telemedicine in pediatric rheumatology during the COVID-19 pandemic

    26 days ago - By Pediatric Rheumatology

    During the COVID-19 pandemic, telemedicine has provided an alternative to in-person visits for patients practicing social distancing and undergoing quarantine. During this time, there has been a rapid expansio...
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  • The impact of visiting restrictions during the COVID-19 pandemic on pediatric patients

    26 days ago - By Journal of Pediatric Nursing

    Visitor restriction policies have been implemented on many hospital units as a result of the Covid-19 pandemic. These policies are integral to the strategies that hospitals are using to limit exposure risks during the pandemic. However, visitor restriction policies disproportionally affect hospitalized children. The trauma caused by lack of family at the bedside of adult patients during the Covid-19 pandemic has been studied but there is a lack of primary research on the impact of the Covid-19 visiting policy restrictions on pediatric patients.
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  • Development of the parental attitude scale-protecting children during COVID-19 and the relationship between parental attitudes and fear of COVID-19

    26 days ago - By Journal of Pediatric Nursing

    During the COVID-19 pandemic, parents and children have experienced stress and fear, and the attitudes of parents toward COVID-19 need to be explored.
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  • Kids' Colds Didn't Take a Break During the Pandemic

    Kids' Colds Didn't Take a Break During the Pandemic

    26 days ago - By MedPageToday

    As cases of influenza and other respiratory viruses plummeted during the COVID-19 pandemic for kids and adults alike, rhinovirus and enterovirus continued to infect children at typical rates, a multicenter study suggested.
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  • Pediatric COVID-19 Disparities and Prioritizing Equity-Children Are Not Spared

    26 days ago - By JAMA Pediatrics

    The COVID-19 pandemic has been characterized by disproportionally higher rates of disease, hospitalization, and death among adults from historically marginalized racial/ethnic groups. Whether a similar association exists in children is not as well established because data that directly examine race/ethnicity and pediatric COVID-19 risk and also account for socioeconomic factors are sparse. Given the uncertainty around the natural history and prognosis of COVID-19 in children, understanding how race/ethnicity and socioeconomic status influence pediatric outcomes will help determine who is...
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